June 17, 2012

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Townsquare Media - South Central Montana

Week of  June 18th


Thrive Golf Tournament (end june 29)

What:  Drive for Thrive - 23rd Annual Golf Tournament
When:  Friday, June 29th, 2012
There will be 2 sessions, morning (8am) and afternoon (1:30pm), with
lunch (sponsored by Outback Steakhouse) in the middle.
Where:  Bridger Creek Golf Course

Please make plans to join us on Friday, June 29th at Bridger Creek Golf
Course. We will be providing a delicious lunch as well as great prizes,
auction and raffle items, and of course, some friendly competition! For
the first time, the women's Bobcat golf team will be offering a "Buy a
Bobcat" event to improve your drive!
Registration is now open. Please contact Stephanie at 922-4250 or
squigley@allthrive.org to secure your spot in this fun and exciting


Beginning June 21st Montana students have the chance to find out for themselves if an aviation career is right for them during the Aviation Career and Interest Academy (ACE).  The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) Aeronautics Division is presenting the two-day academy for students in the 9th through 12th grades interested in aviation.

The program will explore aviation with field trips to The Aviation Museum, Neptune Aviation, Forest Service Smoke Jumper Base in Missoula, and Malstrom AFB, with individual airplane flights. Program will also explore aviation careers in Helena (weather permitting).  Enrollment is limited, applications are available at http://www.mdt.mt.gov/aviation/.

For more information contact David Hoerner at (406) 444-9568, email: dhoerner@mt.gov or Kelly Dimick at (406) 444-9566, email kdinick@mt.gov. For the hearing impaired, the TTY numbers are (406) 444-7696 or (800)335-7592 or call the Montana Relay at 711.


Hyalite Reservoir, Madison River, Bogert Pool, Bozeman Beach  -oh, the locations for summer reading are endless during a Montana Summer. Come find a good book to take with you on all your upcoming fishing, camping, and beach trips. The Friends of the Bozeman Public Library invites you to the Summer Used Book Sale Friday June 29th through Sunday July 1st in the Bozeman Public Library Community Rooms. For more information contact the Friends at 582-2433.




Would you like to hear the Bozeman Symphony play a rousing concert of familiar, patriotic music for  FREE?    And then follow that up with a Free fireworks extravaganza?   This Fourth of July there will be a Free concert of patriotic music by the Bozeman Symphony  leading up to the Free fireworks show put on annually by the Gallatin Empire Lions.    This will take place at the fairgrounds on July 4, 2012. thanks to sponsors: Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply, Mary and Tim Barnard, Oracle, Big Sky Western Bank, Bozeman Daily Chronicle,  Tall boys catering, Yellowstone club community foundation, And XL Country!

To make this event FREE the Gallatin Empire Lions and the Bozeman Symphony will need your help.  If you or your company would like to be a sponsor this extraordinary event, go to gallatinempirelions.org or call 585-9864.


Have you ever wanted to try ringing handbells? Bells of the Bridgers and area handbell enthusiasts will be holding “Handbell Basics” classes July 10, 11 and 12 from 6-8 pm at Bozeman United Methodist Church (corner of Willson and Olive). The ability to read music is helpful, but not required. Come join the fun and see what it takes to put together this unique form of music-making. Here’s the chance to learn with other beginners!

So we can plan for the number of attendees, please RSVP with interest or inquire further to bellsofthebridgers@yahoo.com, or phone Christina at 406-599-8615 if you have any questions.  Representatives from many area church handbell choirs will be there, so come meet the ringers, some local directors and learn more about bells! It’s free, and it’s fun!


WHO: Volunteers at least 16 years old

WHAT:  Muscular Dystrophy Association camp: Counselors 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 and swimming.

WHEN: August 4th to August 10th

WHERE:                Camp Paxson

4200 Boy Scout Road

Seeley Lake, MT 59868

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 http://www.mda.org/clinics/camp/.

Radon (end 4/1/13)

Radon is an invisible, odorless, and naturally occurring radioactive gas that can accumulate to unsafe levels in your home. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, claiming the lives of more than 20,000 Americans each year. Gallatin County is classified as a “Zone 1” radon area which means all homes in the county have the potential for high levels of radon.  The Gallatin City-County Health Department would like to encourage all residents of Gallatin County to test their homes for radon. Exposure to radon gas can be prevented. Testing for radon is inexpensive and home repairs are affordable. Please contact the Gallatin City-County Health Department at 582-3120 or at ehs@gallatin.mt.gov to purchase a test kit or for more information about radon.

Sacks Thrift Stores (tfn)

Sacks Thrift Stoes would like to thank the Gallatin Valley for their continuous patronage and generous donations.  Sacks is 100% non-profit and all proceeds benefit the HELP CENTER.

Free Gun Locks (tfn)

For a limited time, Child Care Connections will be distributing free gun locks to interested people in the community as part of their child safety program. Montana has the highest rate of suicide in the nation and nearly two-thirds of those suicides are by firearms. In addition, every childhood accidental shooting injury has one common denominator, access to a loaded firearm.  The most important thing parents, caregivers and gun owners can do to protect children is reduce their access to firearms and safely store all guns. For those individuals interested in receiving a free gun lock, please contact Jane at Child Care Connections, 587-7786 or jane@childcareconnections.info.


Northwest Energy Star (tfn)

Say you wanted to send a letter to a friend - it wouldn't be efficient to use a

typewriter… the highlight of technology 40 years ago… Advancements in

technology have made many things more efficient. So if you’re in the market for

a home, are you going to consider buying technology from 40 years ago?

Or will you buy a brand new home, built with today’s technologies – like efficient

heating & cooling and better insulation. If you want a better built more

comfortable home that saves energy and money every month –consider a

brand new ENERGY STAR certified home. To learn more, visit



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 www.befriendersbozeman.org, 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 www.befriendersbozeman.org, or call Susan at 522-8169 for more information.

Child Development Center (tfn)

Are you concerned about a child’s development?  The Child Development Center offers free developmental screenings and evaluations for children under the age of 6 and free autism screenings and evaluations for children under the age of 5.

For more information or to discuss screening and evaluation options, contact The Child Development Center at 1-800-914-4779 and say “I’d like to make a referral.” Please have demographic information ready. 


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 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.


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 (www.hopamountain.org).  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


9/8, 11/10, 12/8

4th Monday of each Month


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:  www.gallatinsafekids@gmail.com



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.

American Red Cross - Blood Drives (tfn)

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


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.

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 www.paintthestatemontana.org.