Healing Field 2018 is Coming In September!

Healing Field 2018

Benefiting Family Tree Center and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yellowstone County Laurel

September 8th – 11th

North of Laurel Middle School

725 Washington, Ave.

Laurel, MT, 59044

Program List by Date:

  • Saturday, September 8th: Fire Fighters and First Responders
  • Sunday, September 9th: Veterans and Military
  • Monday, September 10th: Hometown Hero’s Military Tattoo Ceremony
  • Tuesday, September 11th: 9/11 Timeline and Closing Ceremony

Beauty and the Beat

“Beauty and the Beat” is happening Saturday, June 9 at Chancey’s Event Center!

This is a benefit for Tumbleweed featuring Paris Montana Runway Show, Sommelier Hosted wine tasting, Charity benefit art and wine auction, and Local Artist Expose!

Featuring Fashion show music by rock guitarist Grant Ferguson and dancing music by Daniel Kosel and the Crue.

Full cash bar and hors d’oeuvres!

Kick up your heels to country blues from 10pm-Midnight!

Net Proceeds Benefit Tumbleweed

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at The High Horse Saloon, Mariposa Salon, City Vineyard, Intermountain Distributing, or Hometown Values Coupon Magazine

Helping Hands Poker Run

The 27th Annual Helping Hands Poker Run is coming up June 3rd. Sign up at the Red Door from 10-11am. There will be five stops to be finished up at the American Legion at 1540 Broadwater Ave. There will be a silent auction and food provided. Raffles at every stop. For more info or to make a donation call Billie at 252-0294.

Billings Walk to End Alzheimer’s Is Coming Up October 7th

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In Montana alone, there are more than 20,000 people living with the disease and 50,000 family caregivers.

Get registered or learn about sponsor opportunities for the Billings Walk to End Alzheimer’s at ZooMontana coming up October 7th.

Register today for the Walk. You can sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk.

Yellowstone Valley Food Hub Crowdfunding Campaign

The Yellowstone Valley Food Hub will connect people like you with fresh, local produce and the highest-quality beef, pork, lamb and poultry. 

It’s better for our community, the economy and the planet – but best of all, it’s better for our bodies!

Join the growing movement! Become a founding supporter of the Yellowstone Valley Food Hub! Now through the end of May, you’ll get some bonus perks as a way to say “Thanks.” From a private chef’s dinner in your home to a Red Lodge getaway for two…visit northernplains.org/food-hub to learn how you can bring local foods to Billings – and get handsomely rewarded in the process!

Shepherd Volunteer Fire Department Open House

Shepherd Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating fifty years of service to our community at their annual open house at Fire Station 2 located on Highway 312 near mile marker 3. There will be local emergency vehicles to explore, blood pressure and blood sugar checks, raffle, free lunch, games and inflatable for the kids, giveaways and a live extrication at 1pm. Bring your lawn chairs Saturday, June 2nd from 11 to 4pm.  See you there!

Inaugural American Legion Post 4 Poker Run & Pig Roast

American Legion Post 4 of Billings will host a poker run Saturday May 19 to support “Return,” an ongoing documentary film project about a Vietnam War veteran who returns to the country for the first time since the war.

The American Legion is proud to support the production of this in-progress documentary, which upon its anticipated release date in early 2019, will educate the public about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, offer a glimpse of Vietnam as it is today, and show all veterans that their stories are valued.

Riders and drivers will register for this all-wheels-welcome poker run at American Legion Post 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, and then leave for a circuit that includes stops in Laurel, Joliet, Roberts, Columbus and Park City. Riders and drivers draw a card at each stop in hopes of getting the best poker hand.

The event culminates in a pig roast dinner back at the American Legion, with live music provided by Roy Buzzard and the Bones. Everyone, even those who miss out on the ride, are welcome to join in on the dinner. Cost to participate in the ride is $20, which includes breakfast and dinner. Dinner alone is $10.

“Return” (arthousebillings.com/return) is a project by Billings-based documentary filmmakers Peter Tolton and Stan Parker. The film focuses on Jim Markel Sr., a retired Green Beret who, among other jobs, fought alongside Montagnard tribes in the Central Highlands during the war. Like many other veterans, Jim Sr. has kept quiet about this part of his life and never really talked about it, until now.

The filmmakers have recently returned from Vietnam with Markel and his son, Jim Markel Jr., where the foursome re-visited the places Jim Sr. worked during the war and re-connected with former Montagnard soldiers to see what became of them.

Funds raised during the event will support the completion of this local storytelling effort.

The story to come carries with it the promise a captivating adventure, an introduction to a little-known culture, a testimony on living with PTSD, a reflection on the reasons for war, and a story of a father and son on a hopeful, if heavy, journey.

The intent is that the film will bear witness to the weighty work of re-opening the past. By sharing this journey, the documentary aims to foster empathy and understanding for military families, as well as encourage all families to discover their own stories.

REZ DOG RESCUE BINGO RUN BENEFIT

THERE IS AN UPCOMING REZ DOG RESCUE BINGO RUN BENEFIT COMING UP SATURDAY JUNE 9TH. IT WILL START AT 11 AM AT THE SQUIRE LOUNGE, THEN MOVE  ON TO BUGZS, THE DARK HORSE IN WORDEN, TINY’S TAVERN AND FINISH UP AT THE POWDER HORN LOUNGE.  THERE WILL BE PRIZES AT EACH STOP AS WELL AS A SILENT AUCTION AND FOOD.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL CINDY AT 690-3790.

The Ramsey Keller Memorial Benefit

The Ramsey Keller Memorial is always looking to raise money for their cause and one of their events in May is the Run for Heaven’s Sake race that will be happening May 20th.

The Ramsey Keller Memorial started 6 years ago when Ramsey Keller, infant daughter of Jeff & Kori passed away at just 2 days old. RKM pays for infant funerals in the state of MT and they have helped over 500 families, totaling over ½ million dollars to take the financial burden off of hurting MT families that unfortunately have to bury their child.

Run for Heaven’s Sake is around the corner, on May 20th.  It is a benefit for the Ramsey Keller Memorial.  They offer a ½ marathon, 10k & 5k.  This is one of their biggest fundraisers and they need your help.  Sign up at www.runsignup.com or visit their website www.kisses2heaven.com for more info.