Community Calendar

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Week of  August 8th

Free Bike Helmets (end tfn)

Child Care Connections has available new, low-cost bike helmets for children and

adults. These Bell Sports helmets are being offered for a $12.00 donation and

are available immediately.

Bike helmets will be available by appointment by contacting Child Care

Connections at 587-7786 or Child Care

Connections is the lead agency for Safe Kids Gallatin County.

Agents Of Hope MDA Carnival (end aug. 13)

A fun afternoon of carnival games, prizes, food and music!  Saturday, August 13th, 1pm – 5pm at Bogert Park in Bozeman.  Free Admission and play for as little as $1.  All the proceeds go to MDA clients in Montana.




From Place To Place (end sept. 15)




Alive At 25 (end sept. 17)

Bozeman Course Offerings


Saturday, September 17th

9 to 1 pm at Bozeman Fire Station 3


This training is FREE and open to drivers 15

to 24 years of age. Participation in this

course may reduce insurance rates. Please

contact your insurance agent for details.




Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp:  Volunteers must be at least 16-years-old and able to lift and care for a young person between the ages of 6 and 17.  Each counselor becomes a companion to a camper with a muscle disease and helps them with daily activities such as eating, bathing and dressing.  Counselors also assist campers with recreational activities such as arts and crafts, swimming and horseback riding. August 6 through August 12.  Camp Paxson in Seeley Lake, MT.

To obtain a volunteer application or learn about other ways to support MDA's summer camp program, call your local MDA office at (406) 655-9000.  More information about summer camp volunteers can be found at

2011 Bogert Farmers’ Market (end  September 27)

The Bogert Farmers’ Market kicks off June 7th this year, and runs every Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 thru September 27th.  Every week there is live music, plus different community groups host weekly family activities.  Space is limited at 100 vendors.  If you are interested, or want more information, call 406-539-0216 or go to




IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN! The 2011 Livingston Farmers Market Begins Wednesday, June 1st and runs through September 28th, 4:30 to 7:30 with live music until 9pm at the Miles Park Bandshell next to the Livingston Civic Center.  This destination event brings farmers, ranchers, musicians, artisans and craftspeople together for your shopping pleasure.  Live music, sizzling burgers, cold beer, smokey bratwursts, and many other fine food choices round out the evening.   Come early, stay late, get to know your friends and neighbors again after the long winter.  On the banks of the Yellowstone River, framed by the majestic Absaroka Mountains, experience the charm and ambience of the Livingston Farmers Market.  We’re growing for you!


Go to the Events Calendar at for exact dates of Special Event Days and live music for the Market, or call 222-0730 for more information.






Kids Summer Lunch Program (end aug 26) ***please use as psa

The Gallatin Valley Food Bank announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to provide free, nutritious meals to children when school is not in session.  The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  All kids are invited to drop by for a meal, activities, or both! Parents are encouraged to call the Gallatin Valley Food Bank to find out more about the Summer Food Service Program.  The program will run through AUGUST 26, 2011.  The following sites will have meals available at no cost from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm weekdays:


Centennial Park, Corner of Tracy & Cottonwood (behind the Bozeman Senior Center)

The SOB Barn on MSU Campus, 1400 W Garfield

For further information, please contact the Food Bank at 586-7600 or



Northside Park and Soccer Fields’ Commemorative T-Shirt Art Contest (end aug. 27)

The Livingston Youth Soccer Association is pleased to announce the Northside Park and Soccer Fields First Annual Commemorative T-Shirt Art Contest, which is just one of many events that will mark the park’s Grand Opening, scheduled for Saturday, August 27.

All levels of artistic expertise are encouraged to enter the contest. There are two categories for entrants: Category 1 (ages 5 through 13) and Category 2 (ages 14 through 100+), and each category will have a grand prize winner! Winning designs will be used on this year’s Northside Park and Soccer Fields Phase 1 Commemorative T-Shirts. All entries must be mounted on a firm backing (e.g., foam core matting) and must be accompanied by an entry form. Hand-delivered entries will be accepted ONLY from 4 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 8 in the Livingston Public Library community room.  Entries can also be mailed to NSPSF T-Shirt Art Contest, c/o Livingston Veterinary Hospital, 1104 East Park St, Livingston, MT 59047 and must arrive by Wednesday, June 8. Entry forms and more information can be downloaded at<


Open Burning (end:  nov. 30, 2011)

Open buring in the State of Montana begins March 1st.  Starting on the 1st residents of Gallatin County will be able to activate the required $15 Gallatin County Burn Permit to conduct burning.  Permits can be purchased online at or in person at:

-Gallatin County Treasurer's Office, 311 West Main-Room 103 in Bozeman

-Bozeman Fire Station 1, 34 North Rouse in Bozeman

-Central Valley Fire District Station 1, 205 East Main in Belgrade

-Manhattan Fire Department, 222 Main in Manhattan

-Three Forks Public Library, 607 North Main in Three Forks

-Hebgen Basin Fire District Station 1, 400 Yellowstone in West Yellowstone

After permits are purchased, or renewed, the permit is good until November 30, 2011 when burn season closes.  These permits need to be activated each day a permit holder burns either online at, or by automated telephone at 1-877-306-2876.


Befrienders (tfn)

“Befrienders”, a local non-profit located at the Bozeman Senior Center, seeks to link isolated seniors with volunteers from the community. Volunteers may assist with shopping, take seniors for walks, or simply play cards. Check out our website at, or call Susan at 522-8169 for more information.

“Befrienders” links isolated seniors with community volunteers. Presently we have more senior applications than volunteers available. If you’ve considered participating in our program, now’s the perfect time to be matched with a senior friend. Check out our website at, or call Susan at 522-8169 for more information.

Big Sky Football (tfn: has own psa)

Football is coming to Big Sky for the first time. This fall the Lone Peak High

School Big Horns will be battling for the Western C 6-man title in football.

Be a part of bringing football to Big Sky. Join our Quarterback Club by donating $500 dollars or more. Contact any of our Starting Line-up listed below or directly at our email address to get more details on this exciting opportunity.

Donations are tax-deductible. Send donations care of:

Friends of Big Sky Education (FOBSE)

PO Box 161157

Big Sky MT 59716


Gallatin County Solid Waste District: (tfn/has own psa running)

The Gallatin Solid Waste Management District holds a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  We accept hazardous chemicals from residents free of charge.  Hazardous wastes from businesses. Call:  582-2494 for more information.

•       The Gallatin Solid Waste Management District will be hosting an e-waste event on Earth Day, Friday, April 22nd, from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds.  It is free for the general public.  The Logan Landfill accepts and recycles e-waste Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. from the general public and commercial enterprises for a fee.

•       The Gallatin Solid Waste Management District maintains recycling sites throughout Gallatin County.  Please do not throw garbage, glass, or items not recycled.  It could jeopardize the program.  In order to reduce our carbon footprint, and help keep Gallatin County’s air clean, please turn off your engines before you unload.

Human Development Clinic (tfn/has own psa running)

Have you been experiencing relationship problems, stress, loss, depression, anxiety, or do you have parenting concerns?  Are you seeking support as you deal with these and other stressors in your life? The Human Development Clinic offers low-cost confidential counseling for individuals, couples, and families.   For more information about affordable mental health counseling, call 994-4113.  That’s 994-4113.

Bridger Mountain Range Photo to benefit the Warming Center (tfn)

Mike Prester a local amateur photographer has offered the sale of his 5-inch x 71-inch panoramic photo of the Bridger from Flathead Pass to the “M” to benefit the Warming Center.  The beautiful photograph is available only at the HRDC and costs $45.  Photos are sold at the HRDC office, 32 South Tracy in Bozeman.  Call to confirm availability at 585-4877. Preseter wanted to get involved in helping make the Warming Center a reality and came to the HRDC with the idea.  The December 31st edition of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle featured Prester and his photo -  to date the photo sale has raised close to $1500 for the center.


Hopa Mountain (tfn)

Hopa Mountain is a nonprofit organization that invests in rural and tribal citizen leaders, adults and youth, who are working to improve education, ecological health, and economic development (  On February 15, 2011 Hopa Mountain will be releasing our Together campaign, which seeks to raise awareness about the importance of early learning for children and their families.

Car Seat Check Up Events (end :  until further notice)

2nd Thursday of each Month


7/14, 8/11, 9/8, 11/10, 12/8

4th Monday of each Month


7/25, 8/22, 9/26, 10/24, 11/21, 12/19

Saturday 10:00-12:00

7/16, 9/24

Where:  34 North Rouse

Bozeman Fire Station 1

By appointment only please:


Winter Farmer’s Market (end april 2011)

The The 3rd Annual Bozeman Winter Farmers' Market season begins Saturday, October 9th in the Emerson Center ballroom. From 9 a.m. to noon, local farmers and producers will offer food and agricultural products two Saturdays per month from October to April.  The market is now gladly accepting credit, debit and SNAP cards!


The Eagles (tfn)

For more than a century, the Fraternal Order of Eagles has had a major positive influence on our region, nation, world, and most importantly on our communities. The Eagles are hometown builders. We support our troops, police, firefighters, and others who protect and serve. To show our appreciation, we offer all Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, Correctional Officers, Emergency Medical Technicians, Military, and all Honorably Discharged Military one-year complimentary membership with the Eagles.  For more information contact the Bozeman Aerie at 587-9996.


Low cost Counseling (tfn)

Have you been experiencing relationship problems, stress, loss, depression, anxiety, or do you have parenting concerns?  Are you seeking support as you deal with these and other stressors in your life? The Human Development Clinic offers low-cost confidential counseling for individuals, couples, and families.   For more information about affordable mental health counseling, call 994-4113.  That’s 994-4113.




Habitat 4 Humanity Restore  (tfn)

Due to the demands of our patrons, the HABITAT 4 HUMANITY RESTORE of Belgrade has increased it's hours and has expanded it's volunteer search. Call Mike or Lou at 388-2851 Thursdays/Fridays, 9:00-4:00,Saturdays 10:00-5:00 for our VOLUNTEER program information.

New Jobs Tax Breaks: (tfn)

Workers and businesses are eager to learn more about two new tax benefits that are part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) act. These new tax breaks offer a much-needed boost to employers who may be thinking about adding positions to their payrolls-while also opening up more employment opportunities for workers.

The IRS is here to help. With a comprehensive Web site, knowledgeable staff and helpful customer service, businesses can turn to for the latest information on these new jobs tax breaks.

With this new legislation, employers may qualify for a special 6.2% payroll tax incentive to fill positions with people who have been unemployed or worked very little during the previous 60 days. If these new hires stay on the job for at least a year, employers can also claim a tax credit of up to $1,000 per worker.

The IRS has developed a 60-second PSA to help guide people through their questions about these new tax benefits. This PSA steers listeners to for the latest information on the HIRE act.

We hope you'll take a moment to review this PSA. Click here to preview and download the HIRE Act PSA. You can also download it on We believe you'll find it to be a valuable resource for your listeners.

American Red Cross - Blood Drives (tfn)

The American Red Cross has a full slate of blood drives in the month of June. To find out more about giving the gift of life and when their next drive is call 587-2790 or visit their website at


Safe and Alive

Montana's biggest killer is motor vehicle crashes. Safe and Alive presents the facts about motor vehicle passenger safety to empower Montanans to make the right personal, parental, and policy choices that touch the lives of individuals and families every day. These facts are based on statistics and studies from the Montana Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and other credible sources. To provide a better understanding of this topic, the Buckle Up/Safe Kids Coalition will be offering this free presentation to area businesses, agencies and community groups. For more information on how to host a Safe and Alive presentation, contact Stacy at Child Care Connections, 587-7786.

Mike Utley Foundations

Join the Mike Utley Foundation in the search for a cure for paralysis. Liz Ann Kudrna is a Paradise Valley local who was in a horrible accident last year that left her paralyzed. She is fundraising with the Thumbs-Up Bike Tour…Please help LizAnn by visiting

Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month at 6:30pm at Parkhaven Assisted Living & Retirement Community. For more information please call Chris at 282-7488.

AFS High School Exchange

Each year AFS gives a number of special families a chance to host an AFS High School exchange student. Most people have no idea how much hosting a young person from another country can bring to their lives. You can find out! Call 1-800-AFS-INFO for more information! Teens, join the fight against meth this summer by entering the Montana Meth Project's "Paint the State" contest, for a chance to win up to sixty-five hundred dollars! ($6,500). Use Montana as your canvas to design, create and display your anti-meth message: paint a barn, grain silo, storefront window, or design any other work of public art. So, if you're 13 to 18, here's your chance to say "Not Even Once" to meth and earn money this summer. For more information about the "Paint the State" contest visit