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Thursday, Sept. 25

•Residents of Westpark Village who are currently participating in FIT Functional Fitness, along with staff and guests, pedal a combined 1,000 miles, far enough to reach Lake Tahoe, in a Pedalthon to mark Active Aging Week. The event is held in conjunction with the annual Health Fair. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with refreshments at 3 p.m., 2351 Solomon Ave.

•Wells Fargo and US Bank each presents a $10,000 check to the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch. The event also celebrates the opening of a new middle school classroom to complement the two high school and two elementary day school classrooms at the academy. The classroom will serve up to 10 more emotionally disturbed middle school classrooms with emotionally disturbed students in our community. Half of emotionally disturbed students fail to graduate from high school, according to ranch officials. 10 a.m., Heptner Building in Yellowstone Academy at the ranch, 72nd Street West and Hesper Road.

•Engineers from KLJ Engineering introduce teens to the science of building bridges. 4 p.m., Billings Public Library. Registration required by calling 657-8258 or stopping by the second floor help desk.

•The Teen Book Buzz Book Group reads and discusses If I Stay by Gayle Foreman. Books available on a first-come, first-served basis. 4 p.m., Billings Public Library. Register at the second-floor help desk or call 657-8258.

•Cyrus Lee, author of “Me and the 53: A Coming of Age Motorcycle Story,” talks about his book. Tweens, teens and children are welcome. 4 p.m., Billings Public Library.

•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.

•Harby Howell and friends play at the Summer Jam. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•A reception opens the 2014 Rocky Mountain Sewing and Craft Festival with projects on display and some instructors on hand. Appetizer and beverages are offered. 5:30-8 p.m., Shrine Auditorium. For information, go to www.co.yellowstone.mt.gov/extension or call 256-2828. Through Saturday.

•All legislative candidates have been invited to a Health Votes Legislative Candidates Forum to discuss such issues as tobacco prevention and health insurance. 6 p.m., Mary Alice Fortin Health Conference Center at Billings Clinic.

•BUFFALO, Wyo. – Sunpie Barnes and the Louisiana Sunspots play a pre-jam show in the first of a series of events that run through the weekend. Mr. Barnes, a former NFL football player, an ichthyologist and park ranger, spent last spring touring with Paul Simon and Sting. His band plays Afro-Louisiana music, with influences of zydeco, blues and gospel. 6 p.m., Occidental Hotel Saloon, 10 N. Main St. Free. call David Romtvedt at (307) 217-0028 for information on a Saturday workshop. Events continue through Saturday.

•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.

•CODY, Wyo. – Walter Fleming presents a lecture titled “‘Laying out Ten to See a Dead Indian:’ Wild Westing and Those Who Were Left Behind.” His talk examines American Indian performers who traveled throughout Europe with Wild West shows and decided to remain there, establishing careers and families, rather than return to the United States. 7 p.m., Coe Auditorium at Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Free.

•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 Saturday.

•“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.

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

Friday, September 26

•PRAY – The Western Sustainability Exchange celebrates its 20th anniversary and achievement of its Million Milestones with the Harvest Celebration. The milestones reflect 1 million acres of critical habitat WSE has helped conserve through sustainable agricultural practices and $1 million in yearly sales the organization has generated for farmers and ranchers involved in the programs. The celebration includes four appetizer “tasting” stations and a five-course plated dinner and wine pairing prepared by 10 regionally renowned chefs. Chico Hot Springs Resort. $100. To donate items for the auction or to purchase tickets, visit www.westernsustainabilityexchange.com or call (406) 222-0730.

•The 2014 Rocky Mountain Sewing and Craft Festival offers 48 workshops taught by 24 instructors over the course of two days. A Vendor Mall also is open, and brochures listing classes and other information are at sewing and fabric-related businesses in the area and also on the Yellowstone County website, www.co.yellowstone.mt.gov/extension. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Shrine Auditorium. For information, contact the MSU/Yellowstone County Extension Office at 256-2828. Through Saturday.

•For every woman who gets a bra fitting today from Wacoal, $2 is donated to the Susan G. Komen fund for breast cancer research and community health programs. Wacoal also donates an additional $2 for every Wacoal bra, shapewear piece or b.tempt’d bra purchased at the events. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Dillards in Rimrock Mall.

•Tickets go on sale for a Feb. 15 performance at the Alberta Bair Theater of the So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2015, which features the Top 10 finalists from the award-winning TV show. Finalists are Bridget Whitman, Casey Askew, Emilio Dosal, Jacque LeWarne, Jessica Richens, Ricky Ubeda, Rudy Abreu, Tanisha Belnap, Valerie Rockey and Zack Everhart. 10 a.m., JadePresents.com, the Alberta Bair Box Office, albertabairtheater.org or by calling 256-6052. $46, $56, $66.

•Tickets go on sale for a Nov. 9 concert at the Babcock Theater by Decapitated ($18 or $15 in advance) along with Lord Dying, Castle, Walking Corpse Syndrome and KaNcErUs. Decapitated band members were an average age of 17 when the band released its first album in 1996 as a teenage death metal act. Tickets also go on sale for a Dec. 13 concert ($10) at Pub Station (2500 First Ave. N.) by Pinky and the Floyd, a Pink Floyd tribute band. The band has been around since 2007, and its 10 members are involved with more than 20 other bands. 10 a.m., 1111presents.com, Tickets 300 downtown (2911 Third Ave. N.), Ernie November or by calling 1-866-300-8300.

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

•BUFFALO, Wyo. – Sunpie Barnes and the Louisiana Sunspots give an afternoon talk and performance as one in a series of events that run through the weekend. Mr. Barnes, a former NFL football player, an ichthyologist and park ranger, spent last spring touring with Paul Simon and Sting. His band plays Afro-Louisiana music, with influences of zydeco, blues and gospel. 12:45 p.m., Buffalo Senior Center, 671 W. Fetterman St. Free. Call David Romtvedt at (307) 217-0028 for information on a Saturday workshop. Events continue through Saturday.

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

•Four bands play and more than 50 local and regional microbrews, along with wine and other beverages, are served at Ales for Trails, a fundraiser for BikeNet. Five food vendors are on site, and events include a chance to win a new bike and watch dancing to the Silent Disco, in which disc jockeys entertain headphone-wearing dancers. Guests who arrive on bicycle will be given a red carpet entrance on the north side of the ballpark. 5-10 p.m., Dehler Park. $35 or $30 through midnight Thursday, Sept. 25, at The Base Camp, The Spoke Shop, The Bike Shop, all Billings Anytime Fitness locations and online at http://bikenet.org.

•“Alterations,” a new exhibition of works by Jean Albus, opens with a reception. 5-9 p.m., Catherine Louisa Gallery, 103 N. Broadway.

•Battlestar Kramden and Funk in the Trunk play on the same bill. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•RED LODGE – Double EE plays guitars and keyboards. 5 p.m., Snag Bar.

•RED LODGE – Big Jim and the Twins play old-time rock and roll. 6:30 p.m., Pollard Hotel.

•The Rosh Hashanah Celebration gives a biblical Hebrew perspective on new beginnings. 7 p.m., Everlasting Covenant Congregation, 1304 Central Ave. Also Saturday.

•Montana Fashion Week gives designers a chance to show their collections to industry insiders from around the world. Designers also display their latest work in runway shows. 7 p.m., Montana Pavilion at MetraPark. For information or to volunteer, go to www.montanafashionweek.com. Through Sunday.

•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.

•Jim and Sue of Just Us Two play live music. 7 p.m., Elks Club.

•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 Saturday.

•“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.

•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.

•Texas singer and songwriter Kyle Park is releasing a fifth single, “Turn That Crown Upside Down,” from his latest studio album, Beggin for More. An earlier single, “The Night Is Young,” topped the radio charts in Texas. Roughstock.com says, “There’s a sweetness to Kyle Park’s voice that helps lend an air of authenticity while clearly being a unique vocal instrument.” 9 p.m., Railyard. $12 or $10 in advance at JadePresents.com, the Tickets300 box office (2911 Third Ave. N.), Ernie November or by calling 1-866-300-8300.

Saturday, Sept. 27

•The Youth Only Special Pheasant Weekend opens. Legally licensed hunters age 12 through 15 are able to hunt ducks, mergansers, geese, coots and ring-necked pheasants statewide. Through Sunday.

•A low-cost spay and neuter clinic for anyone in financial distress is sponsored by the Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter and Spay Montana. Expo Center at MetraPark. $40 for cats, $45 for dogs. For an appointment, call 294-7387.

•The National Park Service, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and other Department of the Interior Agencies offer free admission to public lands for National Public Lands Day.

•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.

•The 2014 Rocky Mountain Sewing and Craft Festival offers 48 workshops taught by 24 instructors over the course of two days. A Vendor Mall also is open, and brochures listing classes and other information are at sewing and fabric-related businesses in the area and also on the Yellowstone County website, www.co.yellowstone.mt.gov/extension. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Shrine Auditorium. For information, contact the MSU/Yellowstone County Extension Office at 256-2828.

•POMPEYS PILLAR – To celebrate National Public Lands Day, admission is free and volunteers remove noxious weeds and clean up gardens and landscaping areas; continue work on parking and day-use areas; repair the boardwalk; clean up nature trails; and remove debris. Lunch is provided, and participants receive a voucher for free admission to any public lands in the country. 9 a.m., Pompeys Pillar National Monument. The visitors center closes for the season at 6 p.m. Contact Jeff Kitchens at 896-5281 or Ann Boucher at 896-5255 for information.

•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.

•Award-winning fabric artist Brooke Atherton teaches Bleach Discharging on Fabric and Paper, the first of this year’s Yellowstone Art Museum Experience Art Adult Education programs. Discharging is the process of removing color from fabric or paper. Students use three different chemicals in the class, and are encouraged to dress accordingly. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Visible Vault. $67 or $60 for YAM members. To register, visit www.artmuseum.org/education/adult-education/ or call 256-6804.

•Saturday Live, the largest school carnival in the region, benefits 39 Billings-area public schools and the Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools, an independent, nonprofit foundation established to enhance education opportunities. Activities include games, booths, food and live entertainment. Featured this year are “Da Voice,” a version of the television show The Voice, live animals from ZooMontana, the Haunted House, the Troll Bridge, face painting, a climbing wall, rubber duck races, Nerf games and a dunking booth. Billings Clinic sponsors a two-mile fun run at 9 a.m. Shuttle service is offered every 15 to 30 minutes from the MSU Billings parking lot at Virginia Lane and Rimrock Road and from the Billings Clinic parking lot at North 30th Street and Ninth Avenue North. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pioneer Park. For fun run registration, go to www.efbps.org. To volunteer or to make a contribution, call Julie Whitworth at 245-4133 or visit www.efbps.org.

•Admission to the Yellowstone Art Museum is free today with a coupon on Smithsonian Museum Day. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

•PRYOR – A tree planting and park beautification event celebrates National Public Lands Day. Volunteers are asked to meet at the park visitor center and bring work clothes and gloves. Drinks are provided. 10 a.m. to noon, Chief Plenty Coups State Park. For information, contact Kyle Nischt at 252-1289.

•ROBERTS – “Run for the Fish of It!” is a 5K fun run through the campgrounds and trails around Cooney State Park. Proceeds benefit Kids ‘n Cowboys, a program in partnership with the Chase Hawks Memorial Association, a nonprofit organization that provides support and assistance to families of children with cancer. 10 a.m., beginning at park headquarters. $25, $10. Register at http://stateparks.mt.gov/cooney/, http://rimrunners.org or http://runmt.com/.

•BUFFALO, Wyo. – Sunpie Barnes and the Louisiana Sunspots teach a music and dance workshop before playing for a dance tonight at Buffalo American Legion Hall, 18 Veterans Ave. Mr. Barnes, a former NFL football player, an ichthyologist and park ranger, spent last spring touring with Paul Simon and Sting. His band plays Afro-Louisiana music, with influences of zydeco, blues and gospel. Workshop, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Cowboy Carousel Center, 59 N. Lobban. Free. Call David Romtvedt at (307) 217-0028 for reservations.

•Painting in the Park gives residents a chance to learn new painting techniques using watercolors and paintbrushes provided by Montana State Parks. All ages and skill levels are welcome. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lake Elmo State Park. To register, contact Francine at 247-2953 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Also Sunday.

•The Yellowstone Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival is held. Live music follows by Mandie and Cain. 1-6 p.m., Yellowstone Cellars and Winery. $15, including a glass of wine, a turn in the stomping bin and a donation to children with special needs.

•ROBERTS – Volunteers help clean up Cooney State Park to mark National Public Lands Day. Gloves are suggested. Participants receive a free night of camping good for one year. 2 p.m., 86 Lake Shore Road. For information, contact Erin Bell at (406) 445-2326 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•The Rosh Hashanah Celebration gives a biblical Hebrew perspective on new beginnings. 2 p.m., Everlasting Covenant Congregation, 1304 Central Ave.

•LAUREL – A fundraising event is held for Don “Doc” Woerner, Democratic candidate for House District 55 in Laurel. He is opposed by Republican Vince Ricci. 3-7 p.m., John and Shelley Wold’s airplane hangar, 1251 Wold Road.

•Alte Kameraden play German music at Elktoberfest. 3-6 p.m., Elks Lodge.

•The Magic City Shorts Film Festival screens films in the categories of documentary, fiction film, music video and student film, with cash prizes going to the best in each category, plus prizes for Best in Show and People’s Choice. 7 p.m., Babcock Theater. $5.

•Montana Fashion Week gives designers a chance to show their collections to industry insiders from around the world. Designers also display their latest work in runway shows. 7 p.m., Montana Pavilion at MetraPark. For information or to volunteer, go to www.montanafashionweek.com. Through Sunday.

•Jim and Sue of Just Us Two play live music. 7 p.m., Elks Club.

•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.

•“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.

•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.

•Blackwater plays live music. 9 p.m., Shooters.

•RED LODGE – The Stoneridge Band plays live music. 9 p.m., Snow Creek Saloon.

•RED LODGE – Zak Shaffer plays live music. 9 p.m., Bull n’ Bear Saloon.

Sunday, September 28

•The Youth Only Special Pheasant Weekend concludes. Legally licensed hunters age 12 through 15 are able to hunt ducks, mergansers, geese, coots and ring-necked pheasants statewide.

•Painting in the Park gives residents a chance to learn new painting techniques using watercolors and paintbrushes provided by Montana State Parks. All ages and skill levels are welcome. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lake Elmo State Park. To register, contact Francine at 247-2953 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•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 – The Spirit Mountain Brass Quintet plays jazz and pop in the Fringe Festival. 3 p.m., St. Agnes Church, 1 N. Word.

•RED LODGE – The Stoneridge Band plays live music. 3-7 p.m., Snow Creek Saloon.

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

•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.

•Montana Fashion Week gives designers a chance to show their collections to industry insiders from around the world. Designers also display their latest work in runway shows. 7 p.m., Montana Pavilion at MetraPark. For information or to volunteer, go to www.montanafashionweek.com.

•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.

•Mr. P Chill of Sacramento, Calif., performs hip-hop in concert with Tha Native, Rezloyal and Tha Unknown. Mr. P Chill has released nine albums and fronts the Trunk of Funk band. 9 p.m., The Loft, 1123 First Ave. N.

Monday, September 29

•LODGE GRASS – The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Great Plains Region, in cooperation with the Crow Tribe, holds an open house for the Crow Tribe Municipal, Rural, and Industrial Water Supply Project. The open house is part of the scoping process for an environmental review of the construction of the project under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. 6 p.m., Valley of the Chiefs/Mighty Few City Hall. Also Tuesday in Pryor.

•A U.S. House candidate debate is sponsored by The Billings Gazette, Yellowstone Public Radio and MSU Billings. At press time, only Democratic candidate John Lewis has confirmed that he will attend. Republican Ryan Zinke also is invited. 7 p.m., Petro Theater at MSU Billings and also live on Yellowstone Public Radio and streamed over the internet. Questions may be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; via Twitter at #MontanaDebates; or through Facebook.com/billingsgazette.

•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 30

•YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – Architects, historians and preservation specialists gather for a two-day conference on preserving rustic architecture. Old Faithful Lodge Recreational Hall. $425, including meals. For information, call the Montana Preservation Alliance at (406) 957-2822 or visit www.preservemontana.org/ynprustic. Through Friday.

•The Veterans Administration Montana Health Care System holds a statewide Flu Clinic for enrolled veterans, VA Montana employees and VA Montana Health Care System volunteers. Influenza vaccinations are administered free of charge at Fort Harrison in Helena from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., drive-through style. Statewide, eligible people can receive a vaccination at Community Based Outpatient Clinics during regular clinic hours on a walk-in basis.

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

•Br’er Rabbitt plays a style of music they call folk-stomp Americana with string-band instruments, percussion and six-string ukulele and cello. The band has three lead vocalists: brothers Zach and Nathan Hamer and Jillian Walker. The band recently recorded its first full-length album, The Wild North, at Bear Creek Studio in Seattle, Wash. 5:30 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. No cover.

•COLSTRIP – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality holds one of a series of public meetings to gather ideas on its recently released pathways to compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s newly proposed standards on carbon pollution. The department’s recent whitepaper outlines ways to meet the new standards while protecting the energy jobs Montana now possesses. 6 p.m., Colstrip High School Auditorium, 5000 Pinebutte Drive. Also Wednesday in Billings.

•PRYOR – The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Great Plains Region, in cooperation with the Crow Tribe, holds an open house for the Crow Tribe Municipal, Rural, and Industrial Water Supply Project. The open house is part of the scoping process for an environmental review of the construction of the project under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. 6 p.m., Arrow Creek Community Hall.

•Professor Tom Rust delivers a lecture titled “World War I from the Bottom Up” in a series of talks commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. 6:30 p.m., Room 148 of Liberal Arts Building. Free. For information, visit msubillings.edu/ww1 or call 657-1655 or see elsewhere in this issue. Tuesdays through Oct. 28, then again beginning Feb. 10.

•The Dahl Funeral Chapel Grief Support Group meets every Tuesday. 7 p.m., 10 Yellowstone Ave. Call 248-8807 for information.

•The Montana Repertory Theatre performs “Once Upon a Time in Ancient Greece: Stheno’s Descent into the Underworld,” a 50-minute play written by Missoula playwright and Hellgate High School drama teacher Laramie Dean. Stentho was one of three sisters turned into gorgons by Athena for catching the eye of Poseidon. Directed by Cohen Ambrose, this three-person show stars Heidi Mudd, Jamie Parnell, and Paige O’Neill. A question-and-answer session follows. 7 p.m., Billings Public Library. 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, October 1

•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.

•The Montana Department of Environmental Quality holds one of a series of public meetings to gather ideas on its recently released pathways to compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s newly proposed standards on carbon pollution. The department’s recent whitepaper outlines ways to meet the new standards while protecting the energy jobs Montana now possesses. 6 p.m., Room 148 of Library Building at MSU Billings.

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

•The Billings Magic Society meets. 7:30 p.m. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 850-2479.

•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, October 2

•Marci McClean, executive director for Western Native Voice in Billings, speaks about efforts to expand voting sites and voter participation on Montana reservations at a meeting of the League of Women Voters. Votes cast in counties in Indian Country lean heavily Democratic but are only about 3.5 percent of votes cast statewide. American Indian voter turnout also is about 10 percent to 20 percent lower than non-Native American turnout, Ms. McLean said in a Lee Enterprises State Bureau article. 11:30 a.m., Elks Lodge.

•An opening reception is held for the Photographic Institute of the Yellowstone Final Expo exhibition. The professionally juried show offers about 60 samples of regional photographers’ art, amateur to professional, abstracts to landscapes. 4-6 p.m., Ryniker-Morrison Gallery in Tech Hall at Rocky Mountain College. Exhibition continues weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 30.

•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 the market.

•Poet and performance artist Dave Caserio debuts his first published collection of poetry, “This Vanishing,” at a book launch and signing. He performs several of his poems accompanied by musicians Parker Brown (bass), Ed Kemmick (harmonica, guitar) and John Kemmick (guitar). Signed books are available for purchase. Mr. Caserio, a former recipient of a Fellowship in Poetry Award from the New York State Foundation of the Arts, teaches and performs in education outreach programs in this area and also teaches composition at MSU Billings. 5 p.m., Buchanan Capital, 201 N. Broadway.

•Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giulani appears at a ceremony honoring the inaugural class of the Montana Business Hall of Fame. Inductees are Chris Nelson of Zoot Enterprises, Mike Schaer of Computers Unlimited, Bill Oftedal of Oftedal Construction, Ian Davidson of Davidson Cos. and the late Sam McDonald of Wendy’s of Montana. Chuck Wendt, president and chief executive officer of the MSU Billings Foundation, says, “On behalf of MSUB’s College of Business and the foundation, the Hall of Fame will recognize our state’s most respected and influential leaders for their commitment and investment in our communities. It’s a who’s who of business in Montana.” Big Horn Resort. $75. For information, go to msubillings.edu/MBHOF/.

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

•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 Wailin’ Jennys tour in support of their most recent studio album, Bright Morning Stars. The group started as solo singer-songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and has grown into an international folk act. Founding members Ruth Moody and Nicky Mehta, along with New York-based Heather Masse, have released three award-winning albums, two of which spent more than a year on the Billboard Charts. 7:30 p.m., Alberta Bair Theater. $35, $19.

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

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