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Thursday, June 25

•THREE FORKS – The Headwaters Country Jam kicks off a weekend of music. Performers over the three days include Trace Adkins, Clint Black, Uncle Kracker, Gloriana, Randy Rogers Band, The Lacs, Austin Webb, Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr. and Blackjack Billy, plus Western Underground, Charley Jenkins, Western Skies, Jessica Lynn and Sasha McVeigh. The Bridge. Ticket prices range from $130 general admission for the full weekend to $600 for VIP packages that include a campsite. For tickets, go to www.headwaterscountryjam.com. Through Saturday.

•HARDIN – Little Bighorn Days continues. Among the highlights: Fort Custer and Plains Indian Exhibit, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Big Horn County Historical Museum; Historical Book Fair, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bob Smith Ford, 416 N. Center Ave.; Quilt Show, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Big Horn County Library, 410 N. Custer Ave.; pork dinner benefit, 5-7 p.m., Hardin High School cafeteria; talent show, 7 p.m., Hardin High School auditorium ($6). Through Sunday. For more information, see the special section in this issue.

•Heroes of the Past - Pictograph Caves tells about those who wrote their stories on the walls of caves long before they could write them into books. 10:30 a.m., Billings Public Library.

•LIVINGSTON – Sheila Hrasky and Tandy Miles Riddle, the “Train in Art” artists at the Livingston Depot, offer art classes for children and adults. The children’s classes involve drawing with pencils or crayons, followed by a snack and chalk drawings on the sidewalk. The adult classes (ages 12 and up) are plein air events with materials provided. Children’s class, 10 a.m. to noon, Livingston Depot, $10; adult class, 3-5 p.m., $30. Also offered on July 3 and 23, Aug. 20 and Sept. 5.

•Open Studio, on the theme “Color Bloom,” gives participants a chance to draw plant portraits on black paper with oil pastels based on “The Botanical Series” exhibition. 10 a.m. to noon or 1-3 p.m., Yellowstone Art Museum. $6 or $5 for YAM members. For details, visit www.artmuseum.org. To register, contact Berenice Munson at 256-6804, ext. 232, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•Family Heroes: Tales for the Time Capsule gives family members a chance to record family history for preservation in the library’s time capsule or for inclusion in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Reserve one or two 30-minute sessions for the conversation. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Billings Public Library. Call 657-8258 to reserve a time. Mondays and Thursdays through July 23.

•Montana’s Best BBQ, a group of local pit masters, hosts a barbecue fundraiser to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The benefit precedes tonight’s Trace Adkins concert, and all proceeds go to the project. The Breakfast Exchange Club sells beer. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., west plaza outside Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark.

•The Montana Department of Labor and Industry holds a Job Fair for those seeking employment or a career change. Bring a resume and dress to impress. 1-5 p.m., Westpark Village, 2351 Solomon Ave. For information, contact Trisa Glen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 655-6081.

•The Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market, a place to buy local produce direct from gardeners and farmers, returns with a new “boot camp” to help shoppers cook easy meals on a budget using fruits and vegetables. Extension agents with MSU Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program offer the Buy Eat Live Better cooking class series using produce found at the market. 4:30-6:30 p.m., South Park. Thursdays through Oct. 1.

•The Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers play country music in the Alive After 5 concert series. 5-8 p.m., McCormick Cafe. Free music, $2 for alcohol wrist band.

•The Yellowstone Art Museum unveils two new exhibitions and a participatory experience at a reception. “The Botanical Series: Photographs by Gerald Lang and Jennifer Anne Tucker” rethinks botanical art, integrating 21st-century digital imaging technology and re-connecting plants to their earlier mystical and herbal uses. Ms. Tucker gathers the plants and composes them on a scanner in a manner that emulates their natural movement and gestures. Mr. Lang scans the plants into digital files that are prepared for printing. “The Other Side of Midnight: Paintings and Prints by Adolf Dehn,” drawn from the private collection of Joseph S. Sample, introduces visitors to sometimes dark and often humorous works by an artist who was once one of the country’s most recognized artists. “Art in Action” gives visitors a chance to exercise their own creativity while leaving their impressions on the walls of the museum. 5:30-7:30 p.m., 401 N. 27th St. “The Botanical Series” continues through Oct. 18; “The Other Side of Midnight” and “Art in Action” continue through Sept. 27.

•80 Days of Rock plays live music. 5:30 p.m., The Windmill, 3429 Transtech Way.

•My Art Fair holds a launch party for an online juried fair for artists, intended to offer an alternative to juried arts and crafts shows and bazaars. Entrepreneur Staci Daniel introduces the project, which aims to promote artists by providing administrative and technological support – allowing them the time and space to create, while making income from a worldwide audience. 6 p.m., Billings Open Studio. For information, visit www.myartfairartists.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•The Cigar Dinner offers premium liquor, quality cigars and a three-course dinner on the grounds of the Moss Mansion. 6 p.m. $200. Call 256-5100.

•Bring your instrument for the Thursday Night Jazz Jam. 6 p.m., Garage Pub at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. Free.

•Ellen and the Old School kick off the St. John’s Summer Concert Series. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for these outdoor shows. 6 p.m., Rimrock and Shiloh roads.

•Montanans for Healthy Rivers – a coalition of businesses, landowners, sportsmen groups and conservation groups – hosts a community river forum to seek public feedback on a recently released draft citizens proposal to protect Montana rivers utilizing the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The proposal, based on four years of input from Montanans, would add more than 700 river miles in Western Montana to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. 7 p.m., Billings Public Library. For information, visit healthyriversmt.org, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (406) 556-2817.

•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 Southwest Corridor Neighborhood Task Force meets. 7 p.m., 80 Hallowell Lane.

•Country star Trace Adkins, who has hosted the American Country Awards on television, performs in concert. He has sold more than 10 million albums and has had hits such as “You’re Gonna Miss This.” He was a finalist on NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice and played a biker in The Lincoln Lawyer. Mr. Adkins has done many USO tours and volunteers with the national Wounded Warrior Project, and veterans receive a $5 discount today. Also on the bill is Austin Webb, who moved to Nashville from South Carolina after winning a songwriting competition. His single “Slip on By” hit the Top 40 country tracks. 7 p.m., MetraPark. $36.50, $46.50.

•Laugh Jurassoff is an evening of open mic comedy. 7 p.m., Red Door Lounge.

•Projectile Comedy performs live improv. 8 p.m., Daisy Dukes, 222 N. Broadway.

•Country star Jessica Lynn stops in Billings on her national tour. 8 p.m., Railyard. $10.

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

Friday, June 26

•CROW AGENCY – Crow Native Days includes a variety of traditional cultural and sporting events, among them a daily 7 p.m. powwow, rodeo, games and the Ultimate Warrior Challenge. Through Sunday.

•THREE FORKS – The Headwaters Country Jam continues a weekend of music with such performers as Trace Adkins, Clint Black, Uncle Kracker, Gloriana, Randy Rogers Band, The Lacs, Austin Webb, Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr. and Blackjack Billy, plus Western Underground, Charley Jenkins, Western Skies, Jessica Lynn and Sasha McVeigh. The Bridge. Ticket prices range from $130 general admission for the full weekend to $600 for VIP packages that include a campsite. For tickets, go to www.headwaterscountryjam.com. Through Saturday.

•HARDIN – Little Big Horn Days continues. Carnival, 8 a.m., fairgrounds; bike race, 8 a.m., fairgrounds; Little Big Horn Symposium, 9 a.m., Center Cinema, 318 N. Center Ave.; Historic Book Fair, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bob Smith Ford; arts and crafts fair, 9 a.m., downtown; Old West Youth Parade, 11 a.m., downtown.

•HELENA – The Montana Republican Party holds its state convention on the theme “Sweep ’16!” 10 a.m., Red Lion Colonial Hotel, 2301 Colonial Drive. To register, visit www.mtgop.org and click the banner at the top of the homepage. Through Saturday.

•Hoof It with a Historian takes a stroll along the Rimrocks to Yellowstone Kelly’s grave. The area’s use as a Crow fasting site and cemetery also is discussed. 10 a.m., Swords Rimrock Park. $10, $5. Call 256-6809 for directions. Also July 3, Aug. 7 and Sept. 11.

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

•GARRYOWEN – The Real Bird Reenactment of the Battle of the Little Bighorn takes place at Medicine Tail Coulee, where part of the original battle occurred. Take the Little Bighorn Memorial exit off Interstate 90, cross over the highway to the Frontage Road, then travel two miles to Real Bird Loop. 1 p.m. Through Sunday.

•Computer Basics for Older Adults 2.0 teaches basic computer and internet use for older adults. 3:30 p.m., Billings Public Library. Registration for this two-part program is required by calling 657-8255.

•RED LODGE – The Red Lodge Farmers’ Market offers farm-raised produce and meats, along with baked goods, salsa, canned goods and crafts. 3:30-6 p.m., Lions Park. Fridays through Sept. 25.

•Repeat Offenders play live rock. 6 p.m., Peppers.

•Keith McCafferty, survival and outdoor skills editor of Field and Stream, appears in support of Crazy Mountain Kiss, his fourth mystery featuring Sean Stranahan, an artist, fly fisherman and occasional private investigator. In this case, a 16-year-old is found dead in a Forest Service cabin, and Stranahan is hired to check into it. 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble.

•Josh McDowell, founder of Josh McDowell Ministries, speaks at the Big Sky Worldview Forum on “The Perfect Storm: Colliding Cultural Forces in America.” The author of 142 books, Mr. McDowell discloses how elements of diversity, multiculturalism, social media, the internet, and porn have converged to create the perfect storm we are seeing in our courts, schools and churches. He brings along and displays a 72-feet long ancient scroll of the Torah. 7 p.m., Faith Evangelical Church, 32nd Street West and Sweetwater Drive. $10. Also Saturday.

•Drivin’ Sideways plays live music. 7 p.m., Elks Lodge.

•RED LODGE – Casey Epps hosts open mic night. 7 p.m., Elks Lodge.

•Seattle’s Comedy Radio Gods perform live. 8 p.m., Red Door Lounge.

•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 Dubb plays music to dance by. 9 p.m., Shooters.

•The “I Ain’t Got No Type” Live Showcase puts on stage a variety of performers in different genres: Wrecking Clowns, Mandie Castro, Ovey, Only Threads Left, Katy Robertson, Iron Swarm and Nikatyne. 9 p.m., Railyard. $10.

Saturday, June 27

•CROW AGENCY – Crow Native Days includes a variety of traditional cultural and sporting events, among them a daily 7 p.m. powwow, rodeo, games and the Ultimate Warrior Challenge. Through Sunday.

•HARDIN – Little Big Horn Days continues. Airplane fly-in, 7-10 a.m., airport; Custer Historic Field Trip, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., $55, call Ted Heath at (319) 329-1315; arts and crafts and historic book fair, 9 a.m., downtown; petting zoo, 9 a.m., Mason Brothers Electric; Little Big Horn Days Parade, 11 a.m., downtown; John Harder Fireman’s Fun Day, noon to 3 p.m., Wilson Park; Family Fun Night, 5-7 p.m., downtown; street dance with Exit 53, 9 p.m.

•FISHTAIL – Fishtail Family Fun Day begins with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by a bake sale and barbecue lunch at the Cowboy Bar. A parade begins at 11 a.m., and an auction starts at noon. The High Country Boys and Norrine the Outlaw Queen play live music in the afternoon. The duck race begins at 2 p.m.

•Restoration 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.

•LAUREL – Live bluegrass music goes on every Saturday. 9 a.m. to noon, Owl Café.

•Josh McDowell, founder of Josh McDowell Ministries, speaks at the Big Sky Worldview Forum on “The Perfect Storm: Colliding Cultural Forces in America.” The author of 142 books, Mr. McDowell discloses how elements of diversity, multiculturalism, social media, the internet, and porn have converged to create the perfect storm we are seeing in our courts, schools and churches. He brings along and displays a 72-feet long ancient scroll of the Torah. 9 a.m., Faith Evangelical Church, 32nd Street West and Sweetwater Drive.

•RED LODGE – Community Trails Day, also known as Volunteer Trail Day, helps work on the U.S. Forest Service’s Nichols Creek Trail project. The trail is being rebuilt and extended from West Fork Road to the Red Lodge Mountain parking lot. Bring snacks, water, lunch and work clothes. A picnic is provided at the end of the day. 9 a.m., starting at Red Lodge Mountain. Sign up at www.abwilderness.org/past-projects/day-projects.html.

•The Great Strides walk helps fight cystic fibrosis. 10 a.m., ZooMontana. For information, visit www.fightcf.cff.org.

•MEDORA, N.D. – The Medora Car Show displays vehicles in 20 different classes through 1990, plus a modern collectible class for cars from 1991 or later. A 1928 Gardner Roadster, plus last year’s winners, is on display. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Badlands Motel. Register on the grounds or call (701) 225-8851 or (701) 225-8149.

•RED LODGE – Artist Kevin Red Star, who has two honorary doctorate degrees, teaches a workshop in acrylic and oil painting. Participants paint a tipi, using ethnic symbols of their choice and receiving individual instruction. Mr. Red Star, a Crow, was part of the first graduating class from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, N.M. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Carbon County Arts Guild. $75. To register and for the supply list, call (406)446-1370.

•Local artist Jason Jam teaches Learn to Cartoon for Teens, showing how to invent and draw characters and the environments in which they exist. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., TECH Lab at Billings Public Library. Register by calling 657-8258 or drop by the library’s second-floor help desk.

•“Recounting Days of Glory: Plains Indian Warrior Art” focuses on the three primary media of Plains Indian Biographic Art: rock art, painted bison robes and ledger drawings. Rock art has the longest history, but the two later media help provide understanding of the earlier art. Presenter James Keyser has done research on more than 30 rock art sites from Alaska to Italy. 1 p.m., Pictograph Cave State Park. Free.

•GARRYOWEN – The Real Bird Reenactment of the Battle of the Little Bighorn takes place at Medicine Tail Coulee, where part of the original battle occurred. Take the Little Bighorn Memorial exit off Interstate 90, cross over the highway to the Frontage Road, then travel two miles to Real Bird Loop. 1 p.m. Through Sunday.

•EBMS sponsors Brewin’ Up a Cure, a fundraiser with live music for the American Cancer Society. 2 p.m., Canyon Creek Brewing, 3060 Gabel Road.

•Join P210 Productions and ENDever for a pre-production documentary kickoff party. 4 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•Iron Swarm, Katy Robertson, Trevor Stoltenberg and Shangri-La perform on Acoustic Metal Night. 6 p.m., Aesthetic Agony Tattoo and Production, 2910 Second Ave. N. $2.

•Joe Sullivan plays live music. 6:30 p.m., The Rex, 2401 Montana Ave.

•GretchLove, an acoustic duo of Troy Owens and Bryan Brooksby, plays a style of acoustic music that includes percussion, tapping, singing and dancing. 7 p.m., Yellowstone Cellars and Winery, 1335 Holiday Circle.

•RED LODGE – The Rock the Roman concert takes place. 7:30 p.m., Roman Theater.

•Seattle’s Comedy Radio Gods perform live. 8 p.m., Red Door Lounge.

•The Outlaws, who have been playing Southern rock for 40 years, play more than 150 live shows a year. “From the very beginning, our band had a heart,” Monte Yoho says. “And a lot of people who come out and see this incarnation of the band respond to the exact same things we used to put on that stage in the ‘70s and ‘80s.” Hits from the band, which formed in Tampa, Fla., in 1972, have included “There Goes Another Love Song,” “Green Grass and High Tides,” “Knoxville Girl” and “Freeborn Man.” The latest album is It’s All About Pride. 8 p.m., Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N. $25 or $20 in advance at 1111presents.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Ave. N.) or by calling 1-877-987-6487.

•BALLANTINE – The 7th Avenue Band plays rock outdoors. 8 p.m., Longbranch Bar and Casino.

•BALLANTINE – Val hosts karaoke. 8 p.m., Boardwalk Bar.

•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.

•80 Days of Rock plays live music. 9 p.m., Shooters.

•Jake Ryan’s Back on the Map Tour 2015 features folk-rock, hip-hop and comedy, with added performances by DJ Nintendeaux, Sarah Frazier, Leigh Guest, Wally Steez and Evrgrn. 10 p.m., Railyard.

Sunday, June 28

•CROW AGENCY – Crow Native Days includes a variety of traditional cultural and sporting events, among them a daily 7 p.m. powwow, rodeo, games and the Ultimate Warrior Challenge.

•HARDIN – Little Big Horn Days concludes. Fort Custer and Plains Indian Exhibit, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Big Horn County Historical Museum; nondenominational church service, 11 a.m., Hardin Historical Depot.

•The Big Sky Jackpot Series offers 79 classes for ages 2 to 89 for anyone with a pony or horse. 9 a.m., Super Barn at MetraPark.

•The Billings Association of Humanists meets for a TED Talk by Gary Haugen on “The Hidden Reason for Poverty the World Needs to Address Now.” The video is about the role that violence plays in the everyday lives of the poor around the globe and how assistance by itself isn’t breaking the cycle. 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.

•GARRYOWEN – The Real Bird Reenactment of the Battle of the Little Bighorn takes place at Medicine Tail Coulee, where part of the original battle occurred. Take the Little Bighorn Memorial exit off Interstate 90, cross over the highway to the Frontage Road, then travel two miles to Real Bird Loop. 1 p.m.

•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.

•RED LODGE – Honey’s Café holds an acoustic jam. 2-4 p.m., 209 S. Broadway.

•ANACONDA – St. Timothy’s Summer Music Festival begins high above Georgetown Lake with 18-year-old trumpet player Luca Rodini of Bozeman, pianist Bob Nell and Bozeman guitarist and acoustic bassist Craig Hall. Mr. Rodini recently toured Cuba and will play at the Kennedy Center later this year. 4 p.m., St. Timothy’s Memorial Chapel, 2285 Southern Cross Road. For tickets, go to www.sttimothysmusic.org.

•Under the baton of Anne Harrigan, the Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale performs a variety of music, including a sneak peek of its 2015-2016 season, for the Symphony in the Park concert. Local guest artists Chris Smith and Country Idol winner Ellen Moak join the orchestra for several pieces, including “It Had Better Be Tonight” and “Crazy,” as well as patriotic favorites. Other activities include the Instrument Petting Zoo, food vendors, a performance by the Billings Community Band, directed by Mark Fenderson, and the youth conducting contest. 4-9 p.m., Pioneer Park. Free, with reserved seating available for $10. Parking and shuttle service available for $5 at Senior High School.

•The Norrine the Outlaw Queen Band plays country and western. 4:30 p.m., Tiny’s Tavern.

•Yellowstone Howard hosts the Acoustic Sunday Sessions garage jam. 6 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•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.

•Stone Foxes, a San Francisco blues and roots band spearheaded by brothers Shannon Koehler (drums, harp, vocals) and Spence Koehler (lead guitar, vocals) plays in Billings. The band’s third album, Small Fires, was released in 2013. The band’s latest works are driven by economic and political concerns and their tour has featured food drives for the homeless. 8 p.m., Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N. $10.

•Guitar virtuoso Leroy Miller out of Spokane, Wash., performs with guest Grant Ferguson. His song “New World” was featured on the 10 Things I Hate About You soundtrack, and “Good Time” was featured in the film Driven. He joined Smash Mouth in 2008. 8 p.m., Railyard. $10.

•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, June 29

•Billings Clinic Sports Camps include the Fundamental SAQ Camp (ages 9-13, 9-10 a.m.), the All Female Camp (grades seven through 12, 10:30-11:45 a.m.) and the Speed and Power Camp (grades seven through 12, 1-2:15 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through July 16. To register, call 255-8440 or 1-800-252-1246 or register online at www.billingsclinic.com. Also July 20 through Aug. 6.

•Family Heroes: Tales for the Time Capsule gives family members a chance to record family history for preservation in the library’s time capsule or for inclusion in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Reserve one or two 30-minute sessions for the conversation. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Billings Public Library. Call 657-8258 to reserve a time. Mondays and Thursdays through July 23.

•A panel titled “Shooting Arrows and Slinging Mud: Custer, the Press and the Little Bighorn” features authors Jim Mueller and Tim Lehman as well as Brett French from The Billings Gazette. The title is taken from Mr. Mueller’s book of the same name, and he gives a presentation on his book before the panel discussion. His presentation, titled “Duty and Valor: How the Press Covered the Battle of the Little Bighorn,” focuses on how the press covered the battle when it occurred, and discusses contemporary parallels of modern press coverage and war correspondence. 6:30 p.m., Community Room at Billings Public Library. Free.

•In This Moment, a hard rock band from Los Angeles, plays in concert with 36 Crazy Fists, Defiled and First Decree. In This Moment’s Black Widow album opens with “Sex Metal Barbie,” a tune that frontwoman Maria Brink says she based in part on mean comments and rumors about her on the internet. The band’s 2012 album Blood debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard Top 200. 7 p.m., Babcock Theater. $30 or $27 in advance at 1111presents.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Ave. N.) or by calling 1-877-987-6487.

•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.

•In 2013, Frontier Ruckus released Eternity of Dimming, a double album of 20 songs and some 5,600 words as part of its ambition to “extract universal life from personal minutiae.” A new album, Sitcom Afterlife, “reconstructs a relationship and its demise, its tender and nightmarish poles.” 9 p.m., Pub Station. $5.

Tuesday, June 30

•The Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana invites citizen volunteers to help collect scientific data on a backcountry trip in the Mystic Lake area. Lisa Gerloff, director of the Citizen Science Program, says, “Wilderness stewardship is a job that is never finished. These trips are a great way to get into the backcountry with a fun group of people while collecting information essential to caring for these landscapes.” Free, including dinner each day and transportation from nearby towns. For information, go to www.cfc.umt.edu/wi/education/citizen-science/default.php. To sign up, call (406) 243-5361 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Through Sunday. Additional trips in the Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains are offered July 11-16 and 23-28, Aug. 4-9, 15-20 and 27 to Sept. 1.

•The Billings Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Luther Sage “Yellowstone” Kelly Wreath Laying Ceremony. The 86-year-old tradition, started by Mr. Kelly’s wife, includes an overview of his life, the significance of the tradition and an update on progress toward the Yellowstone Kelly Interpretive Site. Noon, Swords Park. A free lunch follows, with no RSVP needed. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Yellowstone County Museum near the airport.

•An open lab is offered on Tech Tuesday. 4 p.m., Computer Lab at Billings Public Library. Registration required by calling 657-8258.

•The atmosphere of a summer carnival – complete with obstacles, a dunk tank, food and family fun – fills the air at this year’s Summerfest. Activities include an inflatable bouncer, a 40-foot obstacle with a slide, a bungee run, a dunk tank, face painting and jousting. A silent auction benefits Relay for Life, and emergency response vehicles are on display for families and kids to have their photos taken. Free cotton candy and snow cones are available while they last, and a barbecue picnic costs $5 a plate. 4:30-7:30 p.m., MSU Billings grounds between McMullen Hall and the Student Union Building.

•The Billings Police Department gives a presentation on its K-9 unit. 5:30 p.m., Community Room at Billings Public Library.

•PintAid benefits the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•Learn about computer programming, app development and game design at CoderDojo. No experience is required, and mentors guide 11- and 12-year-olds in the right direction. A guardian or parent is required to attend with their child. 5:30-7 p.m., Computer Lab at Billings Public Library. Every Tuesday.

•RED LODGE – The Community Pool Party raises money for the Pool Endowment Fund with games, music by FM99, barbecue and a raffle for a season pool pass. 6-8 p.m., Red Lodge City Pool. $10, $5 suggested entry donation.

•Dan LaMere and Friends host an open jam. 6 p.m., Railyard.

•LEWISTOWN – Montana Shakespeare in the Parks performs “Cyrano de Bergerac,” Edmond Rostand’s famous play about a brilliant swordsman and poet who shies away from love because of his extraordinarily large nose. Si Osborne of Chicago directs. Chairs, blankets and picnics are welcome. 6:30 p.m., Pine Meadows Golf Course. Free. For information, visit www.shakespeareintheparks.org.

•Mother Mother plays what American Songwriter’s All Music Guide calls “Complex song structures, intricate three-part (two gals, one dude) harmonies, angular melodic shifts and some of the most satirical lyrics this side of Frank Zappa.” The band’s latest album is Very Good Bad Thing. 8 p.m., Pub Station. $12 or $10 in advance at 1111presents.com, Tickets 300 downtown (2502 First Ave. N.) or by calling 1-866-300-8300.

•RED LODGE – Rob Owens hosts a weekly jam for musicians. 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. 2658 Grand Ave.

Wednesday, July 1

•House Bill 481 goes into effect. The bill allows businesses established and registered in Montana to raise up to $1 million in initial capital without going through the formal process of traditional securities registration. No investor can invest more than $10,000 and all investors must be from Montana.

•WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS – Tintina Resources begins hosting an open house and tours of its proposed mine site the first day of every month. Following an overview and explanation of the project, a tour travels to the proposed mine site to visit the core sheds and to view the site. Information on baseline studies, environmental resource assessments and water monitoring are at www.tintinaresources.com. 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., 17 E. Main St. To reserve a space, call (406) 547-3466.

•The Veterans Administration Community Based Outpatient Clinic holds an open house as part of its “Summer of Service” aimed at expanding services to more veterans. 2-4 p.m. To volunteer, go to www.volunteer.va.gov/.

•LIVINGSTON – The Western Sustainability Exchange holds the Livingston Farmers Market, which offers locally grown produce and meat, baked goods, prepared foods, beer, and local arts, crafts, and jewelry. The Wink Brothers and Derek Ivester perform on YES Kids Day. 4:30-7:30 p.m., Miles Band Shell Park. For a schedule of special events and live music, go to www.westernsustainabilityexchange.org. Wednesdays through Sept. 23.

•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.

•Bring out your instruments for Hump Night Open Mic. 6 p.m., Garage Pub at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•Yellowstone Cellars and Winery holds open mic night. 6-8 p.m., 1335 Holiday Circle. For information on performing, contact Randy Wyman at 861-0749 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•The PBJs, an indie folk rock duo from Iowa, play in concert. The PBJs record their own music, book their own shows and tours, and even screen print their own T-shirts. They recently released their full length album, I Wonder If This Is How Dogs Feel. 7 p.m., Off the Leaf, 819 Grand Ave. Free.

•RED LODGE – It’s open mic and comedy night. 7 p.m., Bull ’N Bear Saloon.

•“The ABBA Show” stars ABBAsolutely fABBAulous, a group from Australia that puts on a theatrical production featuring 2.5 hours of live musical performances, a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and dancing. ABBA, the Swedish pop group, had eight albums and 42 singles and inspired the movie and stage versions of Mama Mia. The Australian group has performed the show more than 3,300 times. 8 p.m., Alberta Bair Theater. $59, $49, $30.

•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, July 2

Project Linus of Yellowstone County meets the first Thursday of each month to make blankets for children to age 18 who are ill or traumatized. Blankets are then distributed from shelters, social service agencies or hospitals. 12 Garden Ave. To volunteer, donate or receive a blanket, contact Terri Malucci at 855-7999.

•The ADA Legacy Tour celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Activities include a walk and roll beginning at Stewart Park, the national tour bus, speakers, bluegrass by Southbound, vendors, raffle drawings, concessions and a games area for kids. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kmart.

•Open Studio, on the theme “Art in Action,” gives participants a chance to draw plant portraits on black paper with oil pastels based on “The Art in Action” exhibition. 10 a.m. to noon or 1-3 p.m., Yellowstone Art Museum. $6 or $5 for YAM members. For details, visit www.artmuseum.org. To register, contact Berenice Munson at 256-6804, ext. 232, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Thursdays through July 30.

•LIVINGSTON – The Livingston Depot Festival of the Arts brings together nearly 100 artists and craftspeople from Montana and other Western states to display everything from oil paintings to pottery, blacksmithing, woodcrafts, stained glass, vintage curios, inlaid furniture, photography, craft soaps and gifts, and handcrafted jewelry. Homemade pie and other goodies are available. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Livingston Depot. Through Saturday.

•Fourth of July Story Time relates tales of American independence. 10:30 a.m., Billings Public Library.

•Family Heroes: Tales for the Time Capsule gives family members a chance to record family history for preservation in the library’s time capsule or for inclusion in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Reserve one or two 30-minute sessions for the conversation. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Billings Public Library. Call 657-8258 to reserve a time. Mondays and Thursdays through July 23.

•RED LODGE – The Fourth of July Parade celebrates American independence and kicks off the Home of Champions Rodeo. Noon, downtown. Also Friday and Saturday.

•The Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market, a place to buy local produce direct from gardeners and farmers, returns with a new “boot camp” to help shoppers cook easy meals on a budget using fruits and vegetables. Extension agents with MSU Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program offer the Buy Eat Live Better cooking class series using produce found at the market. 4:30-6:30 p.m., South Park. Thursdays through Oct. 1.

•The Adam Ezra Group plays in the Alive After 5 concert series. 5-8 p.m., The Rex. Free music, $2 for alcohol wrist band.

•Surgeon John Pender and nurse practitioner Daen Scott discuss options for treating weight-related disorders, including metabolic surgery. 5:30 p.m., 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.

•John Roberts y Pan Blanco play in the St. John’s Summer Concert Series. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for these outdoor shows. 6 p.m., Rimrock and Shiloh roads.

•Bring your instrument for the Thursday Night Jazz Jam. 6 p.m., Garage Pub at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. Free.

•Zach Winkelmann and Allison Stafford from Atlas Chiropractic of Billings teach a Wellness Program about chiropractic and how the nervous system functions. In this interactive presentation for all ages, participants learn how their brain, spine and nerves work, as well as what happens when they aren’t working properly. 6:15 p.m., Billings Public Library.

•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 North Park Neighborhood Task Force meets. 7 p.m., North Park Center.

•RED LODGE – At the Rosebud Moon Walk, hydrologist Andy Efta and outdoor recreation planner Jeff Gildehaus talk about water issues in the Beartooth Mountains and about the history of Mystic Lake Dam. 7 p.m., West Rosebud Lake.

•Projectile Comedy performs live improv. 8 p.m., Daisy Dukes, 222 N. Broadway.

•Frankie Ballard, who had a Top 15 hit in “Helluva Life,” from his Sunshine and Whiskey album, plays live music. He first hit the public spotlight with two Top 30 singles, “Tell Me You Get Lonely” and “A Buncha Girls,” and he has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry and opened for Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift and Bob Seger, among others. “My bread and butter is playing live,” he says. “The band and I really hammer the road and I don’t want to slow down. We give everything we’ve got to put on a heck of a show.” 8 p.m., Babcock Theater. $25 or $22 in advance at 1111presents.com, Pub Station Box Office (2502 First Ave. N.), or by calling 1-877-987-6487.

•SW16 plays rock, blues and country. 8 p.m., Railyard. $6.

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

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