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Thursday, September 11

•On the anniversary of 9/11, MSU Billings hosts its annual remembrance ceremony. Members of the armed services, veterans, National Guard, first-responders and service personnel are invited to join in. Following the ceremony, the Montana National Guard Photo Exhibit opens. 7:45 a.m., City College. Photo exhibit continues on weekdays for month of September.

•The AARP Montana Day of Service encourages Montanans to bring a donation to the food bank and have confidential documents shredded for free. Documents that consumers should shred include bank statements that are at least one year old and do not contain tax-related information; pay stubs (after you receive your Form W-2); credit card applications; and other documents that contain your Social Security number, account numbers, password and PIN information and birth date, private contact information and signature. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Billings Food Bank, 2112 Fourth Ave. N.

•SHEPHERD – Advanced Productions Inc. and Poetic Intelligence present the first Montana Made Music and Arts Festival. The long list of performers includes The Farthest Edge, A Midnight Drive, Engage the Unseen, Vibe Technicians, Tribe, KaNcErUs and The Scarlet Lie. Noon, Advanced Productions property. $25 or $40 for weekend pass, with limited camping available. Through Sunday.

•The Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market offers local produce direct from gardeners and farmers. Activities include taste testing, nutrition information and demonstrations led by master gardeners, registered dietitians and local chefs. Children’s activities include planting seeds, identifying backyard bugs and matching vegetables to the plants on which they grow.  Musicians play at some of the weekly markets. 4:30-6:30 p.m., South Park. For information, go to www.healthybydesignyellowstone.org/initiatives/gardenersmarket/. To sell at the market, contact the market manager at 651-6444 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least two days before each market. Thursdays through Oct. 2, weather permitting.

•Youth Conservatory theater classes are offered for students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Classes are: ROCK Choir (kindergarten through fourth grade), 4 p.m.; and Stage Combat: Hand to Hand and Single Sword (grades six through 12), 5 p.m. NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. Register www.novabillings.org.

•The Scott Pemberton Trio plays in concert with Satsang. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•The Central-Terry Park Neighborhood Task Force meets. 6:30 p.m., Terry Park Fire Station, Sixth Street West and Terry Avenue.

•The public safety mill levy is discussed in the last of a series of Billings City Council Community Conversations. 7 p.m., Senior Citizens Center, 901 S. 30th St.

•WORDEN – The Belly Dance Fitness class is offered. 7 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars. For information, contact Amina at 698-2191 or amina’This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Every Thursday.

•“The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven,” a book of short stories by Sherman Alexie, is the first of five One Book Billings selections this season. It is discussed here this week in six sessions around Billings. 7 p.m., Huntington Learning Center.

•A special showing is held of “Decoding Annie Parker,” a film about a three-time cancer survivor. 7:30 p.m., Shiloh 14.

•A.J. Kalanick directs a production of “Spamalot,” a musical based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It’s the story of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail, sort of, with lots of laughs, killer rabbits, shrubbery and quite a few listenable tunes. The cast includes Vincent Raye as King Arthur, Kyle Trott as Sir Lancelot, Vint Lavinder as Sir Robin and Bret Weston as Sir Galahad. 7:30 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. $20, $17. Through Sunday and also Sept. 18-21 and 25-27.

•Comedian Brian Regan performs in concert. He has made 26 appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, and Jerry Seinfeld calls him one of his “favorite, favorite” standup comedians. He has had two Comedy Central specials. 7:30 p.m., Alberta Bair Theater. $43.50.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

Friday, September 12

•SHEPHERD – Advanced Productions Inc. and Poetic Intelligence present the first Montana Made Music and Arts Festival. The long list of performers includes The Farthest Edge, A Midnight Drive, Engage the Unseen, Vibe Technicians, Tribe, KaNcErUs and The Scarlet Lie. Noon, Advanced Productions property. $25 or $40 for weekend pass, with limited camping available. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/477942535673634/. Through Sunday.

•The Midland Empire Pachyderm Club meets. Noon, Elks Club.

•RED LODGE – The Red Lodge Farmers’ Market offers fresh and prepared food and music. 3:30-6:30 p.m., Lions Club Park. Fridays through September.

•RED LODGE – A Volksmarsch kicks off Oktoberfest events this weekend. 4 p.m., Red Lodge Ales. Through Saturday.

•LIVINGSTON – The Roundhouse Roundup at the Depot features a full chuckwagon dinner and dancing to the music of local artists Ric Steinke and Linda Hausler and their western swing group Open Range Band. The western-themed event includes western dancing and roping demonstrations. Guests also have the opportunity to tour the Depot Center Museum’s collection of railroad memorabilia and art and to preview and purchase from a selection of vintage Navajo rugs donated by a private collector. 5:30 p.m., Livingston Depot, 200 West Park St. $45 or $40 in advance by calling (406) 222-2300.

•Jens Gallery & Design hosts a Grand Opening Friday at its new location a half-block west of the Alberta Bair Theater. Festivities celebrate the birthday of owner Connie Jens and friendships with regional artists who have been with the gallery since 2008. The featured artist is Kenny Alefteras, for whose works the gallery reinforced a wall to hold his sculptures. The gallery is also showing landscape paintings by Jenny Moller, collage by Chris Romine, sculpture by Sue La Fountain and Gerald Kindsfather, drawings by Sue Schuld, photography by Larry Blackwood, and jewelry by Lila Carpenter and Shirley Shirley. 6-9 p.m., 2824 Third Ave. N. Show continues 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through September. Call 697-0153.

•Rocky Mountain College hosts a debate tournament with debaters from Carroll College, Idaho State University, University of Great Falls, Central Wyoming, and University of Denver. Steve Llano, who teaches rhetoric and debate at King’s College in New York City, is guest speaker. Events begin with a mock debate at 7 p.m. today. Through Sunday.

•“Mixing Oil and Water,” a video about oil gas development in Montana, is featured at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. The 10-minute video by Eric Warren of Billings was commissioned by the Northern Plains Resource Council. Also showing are “The Story of Solutions,” “Hidden Rivers of Southern Appalachia,” “Walk on Water,” “My First Fish,” “Reynaldo,” “Ryan’s Stories,” “Who Rules the Earth?” and other films. 7 p.m., Babcock Theater. $10 or $8 in advance at The Base Camp, 1730 Grand Ave.; Barjon’s, 223 N. 29th St.; NPRC, 220 S. 27th St; or at www.northernplains.org/film-festival-tickets. For information, contact Caleb at 248-1154 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•The Yellowstone Bluegrass Association welcomes all levels of acoustic-instrument musicians to its Friday night jam session. Enter through southeast door, which is open only until 7:15 p.m. 7 p.m., music room in basement of Lincoln Center. Free. Fridays except on school holidays.

•A.J. Kalanick directs a production of “Spamalot,” a musical based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It’s the story of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail, sort of, with lots of laughs, killer rabbits, shrubbery and quite a few listenable tunes. The cast includes Vincent Raye as King Arthur, Kyle Trott as Sir Lancelot, Vint Lavinder as Sir Robin and Bret Weston as Sir Galahad. 7:30 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. $20, $17. Through Sunday and also Sept. 18-21 and 25-27.

•“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” by Christopher Durang, last year’s Tony Award Winner for Best Play, makes its Montana premiere. The author, described by the New York Times as a “master of antic psycho-comedy,” draws on the plays of Anton Chekov, playing with Chekov, the Times says, “like a self-amusing cat toying with a tangled string.” Craig Huisenga directs, and the cast includes Jim McRae, Dina Brophy, Rebecca Spring and Christopher Kellison-Decker. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. Through Saturday and also Sept. 19-21 and 25-27.

•The 7th Avenue Band plays rock at the “End of Construction” party. 8 p.m., Cadillac Jax.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

•Karaoke goes on six nights a week at Hudson’s Bar and Grille, with live music on Thursdays. 2658 Grand Ave.

•DJ MK plays music to dance by. Shooters.

Saturday, September 13

•KALISPELL – Seventy-five teams compete over two days in the Montana Dragon Boat Festival. Nearly 2,000 paddlers are expected to compete in 46-foot, Hong Kong-style boats. Flathead Lake. For information, go to www.montanadragonboat.com. Through Sunday.

•SHEPHERD – Advanced Productions Inc. and Poetic Intelligence present the first Montana Made Music and Arts Festival. The long list of performers includes The Farthest Edge, A Midnight Drive, Engage the Unseen, Vibe Technicians, Tribe, KaNcErUs and The Scarlet Lie. Noon, Advanced Productions property. $25 or $40 for weekend pass, with limited camping available. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/477942535673634/. Through Sunday.

•The Yellowstone Valley Farmers Market gets your day off right with fresh food, vendors and street musicians. 8 a.m. to noon, downtown. Saturdays through Oct. 4.

•Rocky Mountain College hosts CPR Saturday. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, contact Jill Washburn at 238-7394 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•Volunteer Saturdays gives the public a chance to plant seedlings, mulch and pull weeds along with members of the Sprouts Club, which is for ages 5 to 18. 9 a.m. to noon, Audubon Conservation Education Center.

•Former and present Colstrip residents are invited to the annual brunch. 9:30 a.m., Golden Corral Restaurant, 570 S. 24th St. W. For information, call Betty at 652-7294, Larry at 656-6206, Diane at 671-1637, Judy at 651-0920, Jan at 656-8776 or Lester at 652-7571.

•Rocky Mountain College hosts a debate tournament with debaters from Carroll College, Idaho State University, University of Great Falls, Central Wyoming, and University of Denver. Steve Llano, who teaches rhetoric and debate at King’s College in New York City, is guest speaker. 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., RMC. Through Sunday.

•RED LODGE – Artist Elliott Eaton hosts an all-day workshop that focuses on basic oil painting concepts for painting the landscape. Workshop participants paint from photographs and receive individual attention. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Carbon County Arts Guild, 11 W. Eighth St. $65 or $50 for Guild members. To reserve a seat and get the supply list, call (406) 446-1370.

•Child passenger safety technicians inspect your child’s car seat for correct model, size and installation at two car seat clinics. Parents and caregivers are asked to bring the car seat, the vehicle it is used in and, if possible, the child who uses the seat to the check-up event. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., American Medical Response, 1701 Montana Ave., and Rimrock Mall parking lot. Free.

•The NFL Network Tailgate Tour provides food, fun, games and prizes. Former NFL players are on hand, plus Billings Wolves players. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., North 27th Street and Eighth Avenue North.

•The Yellowstone Radio Club offers the Amateur Radio License Class. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., second-floor computer lab at Billings Public Library. Free, but the Federal Communications Commission exam fee is $15.

•Live entertainment, speakers and carnival activities are featured on Coal Appreciation Day. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Montana Pavilion at MetraPark. RSVP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•Mary Gernaat, president of AAUW Montana, speaks at a meeting of the American Association of University Women. She discusses how AARP is pursuing its mission of helping women further their education and careers at the national and state levels. 11:30 a.m., Selover Room in the Bair Student Center at Rocky Mountain College. $12 for buffet luncheon. To RSVP for luncheon, contact Susan Lubbers at 245-2970 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•Rossella Vasta presents a program entitled “Transforming Mind Patterns and Sound Waves to Visual Art.” She is on a U.S. tour from her native Italy, stopping in Billings after presenting “Table of Silence” at a 9/11 anniversary event at New York’s Lincoln Center, part of an international peace project at the Ground Zero Memorial. Her work deals with issues of sustainability, mythology, philosophy and peace. 2 p.m., Yellowstone Art Museum. Free for YAM members or included with regular admission.

•RED LODGE – Oktoberfest includes music by the Alte Kameraden Band, 3 p.m.; the Oktoberfest Olympics, 4 p.m.; and music by Bus Driver Tour, 6 p.m. Food, beer and kids’ games are available. Red Lodge Ales. $5.

•BELFRY – The Harvest Festival on Main Street includes food vendors, a farmer’s market, family entertainment and music by Jeffrey Litteer, 4 p.m.; and Song Dog Serenade, 5-8 p.m.

•John Roberts Y Pan Blanco play African, salsa and funk music. Dance lessons, 5 p.m.; show, 6 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. $7.

•An advance preview screening of the award-winning documentary “Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me” is preceded by a reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and music by Ellen Moak and her band, Ellen and Old School, performing Glen Campbell songs. Mr. Campbell, who had such hits as “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Wichita Lineman” and “Gentle on My Mind,” was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. He went public with the diagnosis and then embarked on a “Goodbye Tour” that turned into a 151-show nationwide tour. “We want to raise awareness about a crippling disease that will become more prevalent with our large aging population,” says Dan Burkhart, division director of development for Volunteers of America, Montana. “Glen Campbell’s heroic journey is informative and inspiring.” Reception, 5:30 p.m., D.A. Davidson; film, 7:30 p.m., Babcock Theater. $10 for film, $50 for VIP tickets for reception and VIP seating at the Babcock, both at www.voanr.org/Featured-Highlights/IBM.html.

•The Nighthawks Adventure is Family Nature Game Night, with popcorn. 6 p.m., Audubon Conservation Education Center. $5 or free for Friends of the Center. Call 294-5099 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

•RED LODGE – The High Country Cowboys play old-time country and western ballads. 6:30 p.m., Pollard Hotel.

•Rapper and producer Problem burns through town on the “354: Lift Off Tour.” His set list includes hits like “Walk Thru” with Rich Homie Quan and Game’s new single “Or Nah” alongside fan favorites like platinum E-40 “Function,” and his breakthrough single “Like Whaaat.” Bad Lucc and Jon Connor also are on the bill. Carlin Events Center. For tickets, go to www.DLMGRP.com/The354Tour.

•Frank and Phyllis of Keepin’ It Country play live music. 7 p.m., Elks Lodge.

•A.J. Kalanick directs a production of “Spamalot,” a musical based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It’s the story of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail, sort of, with lots of laughs, killer rabbits, shrubbery and quite a few listenable tunes. The cast includes Vincent Raye as King Arthur, Kyle Trott as Sir Lancelot, Vint Lavinder as Sir Robin and Bret Weston as Sir Galahad. 7:30 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. $20, $17. Through Sunday and also Sept. 18-21 and 25-27.

•“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” by Christopher Durang, last year’s Tony Award Winner for Best Play, makes its Montana premiere. The author, described by the New York Times as a “master of antic psycho-comedy,” draws on the plays of Anton Chekov, playing with Chekov, the Times says, “like a self-amusing cat toying with a tangled string.” Craig Huisenga directs, and the cast includes Jim McRae, Dina Brophy, Rebecca Spring and Christopher Kellison-Decker. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. Also Sept. 19-21 and 25-27.

•The Survivor concert that had been scheduled today has been canceled because of the recent death of singer Jimi Jamison. Refunds will be given to all ticket holders, who will be contacted directly by staff of the Alberta Bair Theater. Contact the ABT Box Office at 256-6052 for information.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

•The Kosmic Jokers play live music. 9 p.m., Shooters.

•Karaoke goes on six nights a week at Hudson’s Bar and Grille, with live music on Thursdays. 2658 Grand Ave.

Sunday, September 14

•YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – Lewis Kemper, a 30-year veteran of photographing Yellowstone National Park in all seasons, leads a workshop called Autumn in Yellowstone with Lewis Kemper. Highlights include photographing the wildlife, landscapes, thermal features and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in the park. The workshop includes six nights in the park. Go to centerofthewest.org. Through Saturday.

•SHEPHERD – Advanced Productions Inc. and Poetic Intelligence present the first Montana Made Music and Arts Festival. The long list of performers includes The Farthest Edge, A Midnight Drive, Engage the Unseen, Vibe Technicians, Tribe, KaNcErUs and The Scarlet Lie. Noon, Advanced Productions property. $25 or $40 for weekend pass, with limited camping available. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/477942535673634/.

•Rocky Mountain College hosts a debate tournament with debaters from Carroll College, Idaho State University, University of Great Falls, Central Wyoming, and University of Denver. Steve Llano, who teaches rhetoric and debate at King’s College in New York City, is guest speaker. 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., RMC.

•The Billings Association of Humanists meets to summarize the brainstorming session of the Aug. 10 meeting regarding community actions and to finalize a proposal for a billboard purchase in Billings. 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.

•The Weekend Wonders program is open to all ages. 2-3:30 p.m., Audubon Conservation Education Center. $2 or free for Friends of the Center. Every Sunday, with no registration required.

•A.J. Kalanick directs a production of “Spamalot,” a musical based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It’s the story of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail, sort of, with lots of laughs, killer rabbits, shrubbery and quite a few listenable tunes. The cast includes Vincent Raye as King Arthur, Kyle Trott as Sir Lancelot, Vint Lavinder as Sir Robin and Bret Weston as Sir Galahad. 2 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. $20, $17. Also Thursday through Sunday and Sept. 25-27.

•RED LODGE – Honey’s Café holds an acoustic jam. 3 p.m., 209 S. Broadway.

•RED LODGE – Soprano Lynell Kruckeberg and pianist Carey Lewis play at the Fringe Festival Concert. 3 p.m., St. Agnes Church, 1 Word Ave. Donations suggested.

•Adam Rutt and the Vigilante 7 host an evening of open blues, rock and country jam. 6-11 p.m., Andy’s Lounge, 1815 First Ave. N. Free.

•Live jazz goes on most Sunday evenings at Walkers Grill.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

•Karaoke goes on six nights a week at Hudson’s Bar and Grille, with live music on Thursdays. 2658 Grand Ave.

Monday, September 15

•Hunting season for bighorn sheep, moose, mountain goat, wolf and black bears opens. Through Nov. 30.

•NYE – The U.S. Forest Service and Montana Department of Environmental Quality hosting an open house on a proposal by Stillwater Mining Co. for an exploration portal and related facilities approximately five miles southwest of Dean. The Benbow Exploration Portal would evaluate mineral resources at the far eastern extent of the J-M Reef within Stillwater’s unpatented mining claims. 5-7 p.m., Nye Fire Hall. Comments are accepted through Oct. 8 at Beartooth R.D. (6811 U.S. Highway 212 S., Red Lodge, MT, 59068). For information, contact Dan Seifert at the Beartooth Ranger District at (406) 446-2103 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . To see documents about the proposal, go to www.fs.usda.gov/custer and click on “NEPA” and “public scoping.”

•Pint Aid benefits Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•“Metabolic Surgery Support Group – Dealing with Others and Social Pressures” is presented by Diane Kersten. The group provides discussion and support for those who have had metabolic surgery (weight loss surgery) or who are considering it. Open to all community members. 5:30 p.m., Billings Clinic Metabolism Center, 1045 N. 30th St.

•Registration and orientation are held for hunter education classes that are held Sept. 22-27. Students younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to register. Students older than 18 years old may take the class online and complete a hands-on field day. Go to http://fwp.mt.gov and follow the “education” and “hunter education” links. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Will James and Riverside middle schools and Shepherd High School.

•Markus Hemker of Hemker Park and Zoo in Freeport, Minn., speaks on the Trumpeter Swan Restoration Project, which has increased the numbers of swans at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in Montana. This is the first of the Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society’s fall program series. 7 p.m., Mayflower Congregational Church at Rehberg Lane and Poly Drive. Free.

•Artist Rossella Vasta delivers a lecture on “Art, Spirituality and Peace.” She directs the Pieve International School in Corciano, Italy, where Rocky Mountain College students have studied for art programs abroad. “Rossella is an amazingly energetic and vibrant person,” says Professor of Art Mark Moak. “Perhaps due in part to her proximity to Assisi, she is a devotee and scholar of St. Francis. Her commitment to peace is also seen in much of her art.” 7 p.m., Fortin Education Center at Rocky Mountain College. Free.

•West Coast swing dance lessons are offered every Monday for fun and practice. No partner required. Beginners, 7:15 p.m.; Beginners II, 8:30 p.m.; Social/Practice Party, 9:30 p.m.; Elysian School, 6416 Elysian Road. Free.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

•Karaoke goes on six nights a week at Hudson’s Bar and Grille, with live music on Thursdays. 2658 Grand Ave.

Tuesday, September 16

•“T.L. Solien: Toward the Setting Sun,” a new exhibition inspired by Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, opens at the Yellowstone Art Museum. Through Jan. 4, with a reception on Thursday and an artist’s talk on Oct. 9.

•One of 19 College Fairs across the state gives high school students a chance to contemplate their options after high school by visiting with representatives from in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities, technical and trade schools and military branches. The College Ca$h Program at the fair gives away as many as 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to students across the state.  The scholarships are awarded by a random drawing from the names of students who attend the college fairs. Parents and members of the public also are invited to attend. 8:30-11:30 a.m., lower gym at MSU Billings.

•MILES CITY – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council discusses administrative business, a Pumpkin Creek Area subcommittee report, Statewide RAC Chair meeting report, RAC member briefings to managers and BLM Manager updates. Public comment is taken beginning at 11 a.m. 9 a.m., Miles City Field Office, 111 Garryowen Road.

•Bring out your instruments for Tunes 4 Tuesday. 5 p.m., Garage Pub at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•In one of a series of Big Sky Writing Workshops, Danell Jones offers a 13-week class following The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. Dr. Jones, the author of The Virginia Woolf Writers’ Workshop: Seven Lessons to Inspire Great Writing, introduces techniques to help cultivate your creativity. 6:30-8 p.m., Western Heritage Center. $160. Through Dec. 9.

•The West End Neighborhood Task Force meets. 7 p.m., Faith Evangelical Church, 32nd Street West and Sweetwater Drive.

•Carol Frost, the author of 12 books of poetry, reads from her work and gives a talk. Her most recent poetry book, Entwined: Three Lyric Sequences, gives readers three perspectives on human awareness and what the poet calls “moral dreaming.” She has won the Pushcart Prize four times. 7 p.m., Room 205 of Liberal Arts Building at MSU Billings. Free.

•RED LODGE – Rob Owen hosts jam night. 8 p.m., Snow Creek Saloon.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

•Karaoke goes on six nights a week at Hudson’s Bar and Grille, with live music on Thursdays. 2658 Grand Ave.

Wednesday,  September 17

•The Board of Regents meets here with an agenda that includes a proposal to construct a collection/storage facility for the MSU Museum of the Rockies, a request to repair and replace the roof of the Student Union Building at MSU Billings, a request to allow MSU Billings to proceed with a historic nomination and heritage property status for McMullen Hall, which was built in 1935, and approval of MSU’s updated core themes, as well as its Mission Review document. 8 a.m., Health Sciences Building at City College. The full agenda is at http://mus.edu/board/meetings/2014/Sept2014/Sept2014.asp. Through Thursday.

•RED LODGE – The Friends of the Library hold their monthly book sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Carnegie Library.

•In “Stroke: Can It Happen to Me?” neurologist Mary Gaddy and stroke survivor and orthopedic surgeon Michael Willis discuss the signs, symptoms, treatments and prevention of stroke. Noon, Mary Alice Fortin Health Conference Center at Billings Clinic Hospital. Free. To register, call 255-8440 or 1-800-252-1246 or register online at www.billingsclinic.com.

•The Billings Chapter of the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance meets the third Wednesday of each month for lunch and continuing education. Noon, Fortin Culinary Center at the Billings Food Bank. $13. See www.billingsafwa.org for program information. R.S.V.P. to Sue McBurney by Monday morning at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 247-6703.

•At the Prediabetes and Metabolic Syndrome Class, registered dietitian Lisa Ranes teaches tips for developing healthier eating and exercise habits to delay or prevent diabetes or heart disease. Prediabetes occurs when glucose levels are no longer normal but are not high enough to diagnose diabetes. 12:10-12:50 p.m., Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Center, 1045 N. 30th St. Free.

•CODY, Wyo. – Pulitzer Prize-winning author and reporter Timothy Egan discusses and signs copies of his book “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis.” Mr. Curtis (1868 – 1952) devoted 30 years to photographing and documenting more than 80 tribes west of the Mississippi — taking more than 40,000 photos, all in natural light. 1 p.m., Coe Auditorium at Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Free.

•Open yoga classes welcome all levels, including beginners, to stretch, breathe and de-stress with yoga. 5:30-6:45 p.m., Room 3 at Billings Clinic. $7 or $45 for eight weeks. Call Kyle Neary at 255-8485 or 652-4955.

•RED LODGE – Singer and songwriter Tim Nordstrom performs. 6 p.m., Natali’s Front Bar.

•Five Finger Death Punch plays in concert with Volbeat, Hellyeah and Nothing More. In 2013, Five Finger Death Punch released The Wrong Side of Heaven and The Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 and Volume 2. Both volumes debuted on the U.S. Billboard album chart at No. 2 and include the No. 1 radio hits “Lift Me Up” and “Battle Born.” Volbeat is a Danish quartet whose Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies has sold 300,000 copies in the United States. 6:10 p.m., MetraPark. $39.75, $25. See more information elsewhere in this issue.

•Tim Lehman speaks on the First Amendment to mark Constitution Day. The presentation is sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Dr. Lehman is a professor of history and political science at Rocky Mountain College. 7 p.m., Billings Public Library.

•“Riding the Rails,” a video about people who rode the railroads in the 1920s and ’30s looking for work and adventure, is shown at the Wednesday Evening Community Lecture Series. 7 p.m., Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

•Karaoke goes on six nights a week at Hudson’s Bar and Grille, with live music on Thursdays. 2658 Grand Ave.

Thursday, September 18

•Poet Tami Haaland speaks in “Reflections on Place,” a series of talks by musicians, artists and writers, during the High Noon Speaker Series. Ms. Haaland teaches English at MSU Billings. Noon, Western Heritage Center.

•Rebecca Berru Davis presents a slide lecture about “Crafting Change Through Cloth and Community,” an exhibition of cuadros by Peruvian women of Pamplona Alta at Rocky Mountain College. Cuadros are embroidered and appliquéd fabric pictures created by women of Compacto Humano and Manos Ancashinas, two art cooperatives located in a shantytown situated on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Cuadros provide income for women to support their families and are also a means of self expression. 4 p.m., Room 14 of Tech Hall. A wine and cheese reception follows, and cuadros are available for sale with proceeds going to the artists. Exhibition continues at Ryniker-Morrison Gallery in Tech Hall through Sept. 25.

•The Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market offers local produce direct from gardeners and farmers. Activities include taste testing, nutrition information and demonstrations led by master gardeners, registered dietitians and local chefs. Children’s activities include planting seeds, identifying backyard bugs and matching vegetables to the plants on which they grow.  Musicians play at some of the weekly markets. 4:30-6:30 p.m., South Park. For information, go to www.healthybydesignyellowstone.org/initiatives/gardenersmarket/. To sell at the market, contact the market manager at 651-6444 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least two days before each market. Thursdays through Oct. 2, weather permitting.

•Matt Devitt and 4 or More play in the Summer Jam. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•A reception is held for new exhibitions at the Yellowstone Art Museum, including “T.L. Solien: Toward the Setting Sun,” which was inspired by Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, and Nathan Sawaya’s large-scale sculptures made entirely of Lego brand bricks. 5:30-7:30 p.m., 401 N. 27th St. Through Jan. 4.

•The South Side Neighborhood Task Force meets. 7 p.m., Southside Senior Citizens Center, 901 S. 30th St.

•A duck-identification workshop is tailored to waterfowl hunters. Jim Hansen, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ Central Flyway migratory bird coordinator, presents in-hand identification tips and answers questions about Montana’s waterfowl hunting regulations and seasons. 7 p.m., FWP Region 5 Headquarters, 2300 Lake Elmo Drive.

•WORDEN – The Belly Dance Fitness class is offered. 7 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars. For information, contact Amina at 698-2191 or amina’This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Every Thursday.

•A.J. Kalanick directs a production of “Spamalot,” a musical based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It’s the story of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail, sort of, with lots of laughs, killer rabbits, shrubbery and quite a few listenable tunes. The cast includes Vincent Raye as King Arthur, Kyle Trott as Sir Lancelot, Vint Lavinder as Sir Robin and Bret Weston as Sir Galahad. 7:30 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. $20, $17. Through Sunday and also Sept. 25-27.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

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