The Billings Outpost

Calendar of Events

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Thursday, July 9

•MSU Billings offers another in a series of overnight sessions for freshmen students and their families. All incoming high school seniors who are attending the four-year campus or City College in the fall semester are required to participate in an overnight session. The mandatory orientation serves as an introduction to the campus and affords students the opportunity to meet other freshmen, faculty and staff before they begin classes. Students can also get help with advising, financial aid and registration. To reserve a spot, visit www.msubillings.edu/fye/orientation or call 657-2888. Also July 23-24 and Aug. 6-7.

•Open Studio, on the theme “Fantastic Animal Prints,” gives participants ages 5 to 12 a chance to design animal-self prints influenced by artist-in-residence Louis Habeck. 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.

•Train to be a superhero and make a superhero mask at the Super Hero Camp. 10:30-11:30 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.

•Children ages 8 to 12 explore Pictograph Caves State Park and hear stories about the distant past of Billings. 2 p.m. Free. Call 657-8256 to register.

•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.

•Team H&R Block holds a Relay for Life fundraiser. Mention Relay for Life when you dine in or call in an order, and a percentage of the bill will support Relay for Life. 5-9 p.m., Pizza Ranch.

•Reverend Slanky performs in the Alive After 5 concert series. 5-8 p.m., Walkers Grill. Free music, $2 for alcohol wrist band.

•The Clumsy Lovers play in the St. John’s Summer Concert Series. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for these outdoor shows. Jessica Lechner opens. 6 p.m., Rimrock and Shiloh roads. Free.

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

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

•Citizens Climate Lobby meets to work on creating the political will to pass a national Carbon Fee and Dividend. At today’s meeting, attendees at the recent International Conference and Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., report on their experiences and new skills. 7 p.m., Billings Unitarian Universalist Church, 2032 Central Ave.

•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.

•Laugh Jurassoff is an evening of open mic comedy. 8 p.m., Red Door Lounge.

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

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

•J and Craz3d perform Montana rap featuring Skrillz. Railyard.

Friday, July 10

•The Yellowstone River Research Center at Rocky Mountain College hosts a weekend workshop designed to educate participants from all backgrounds on how to be citizen scientists, using non-invasive survey techniques to detect carnivore species in a field setting. The evening includes hands-on instruction in camera placement and techniques. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For information, go to https://www.facebook.com/ENV.RMC. Through Saturday. Also July 31 to Aug. 1.

•SEELEY LAKE – “In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean,” a new literary festival, aims to draw literature, film and fly fishing enthusiasts to the area where Mr. Maclean fished the Blackfoot River and wrote A River Runs Through It. The weekend includes fly fishing opportunities; presentations by Maclean’s family, friends and associates; tours; and writing workshops. For information, go to www.macleanfootsteps.com. Through Monday.

•Hoof It with a Historian explores “Buried at Boothill: The Coulson Town Cemetery.” Coulson was established on the Yellowstone River in 1877 and flourished until Billings was founded nearby five years later. 10 a.m., Boothill Cemetery between the Boothill Inn and Applebees Restaurant in the Heights. $10, $5. Also Oct. 30.

•The Tragic City AlternaCon offers a full day of anime, games, panels and vendors. Guests include Alexa Heart, Lynn Boughey, the Pickled Punk Side Show, makeup artist Rufus Hearn, and music by We Three Bears, Idiot Kid Arsenal, In Rapture, PI Fire and the Magic City Music Group. 10 a.m., Shrine Auditorium. For details, see last week’s Outpost. Through Sunday.

•HELENA – Gov. Steve Bullock honors the 30 Montanans who were organ donors in 2014, saving 113 lives. Families of many of the donors have an opportunity to add a message about their loved one on roses and place them into a vase next to the podium at the event. Gov. Bullock reads the names of those receiving the “Gift of Life Award” and Montana artist Jim Dolan donates his “Tree of Life” statue to the state Capitol. 10:30 a.m., Capitol.

•LIVINGSTON – The Yellowstone Boat Float begins its casual three-day float down the Yellowstone River to Columbus. The float goes to the Otter Creek Campground in Big Timber today, then on Saturday to Reed Point, where the 7th Avenue Band plays live rock around 8:30 p.m. for a street dance in front of the Waterhole Saloon. The float ends in Columbus on Sunday. 11 a.m., Mayors Landing. For information, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/134142730656/.

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

•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.

•Wine, Women and Chocolate provides information to women about wills, estate planning and pre-planning funeral services – plus wine and chocolate. 5:30 p.m., Heights Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 733 Wicks Lane.

•The Last Best Country Fest aims to duplicate the success of the Magic City Blues Fest with two days of modern, traditional and alternative country music. Today’s schedule: Tigerlily, 4 p.m.; The Road Hammers, 6 p.m.; Thompson Square, 8 p.m.; and Big and Rich, 10 p.m.; South Park. $69 or $59 in advance at www.lastbestcountryfest.com. Also Saturday.

•HAUGEN – Three days of bluegrass, reggae, jam and electronic music play out on two stages at the Silver Cloud Campout. Performers are Polyrhythmics, Joe Pug, Trout Steak Revival, Kitchen Dwellers, Jameson and The Sordid Seeds, Coral Thief, Tomorrows Today, Kris Moon vs. KDUB, Dar, Eric Blu and the Soul Revue, John Adam Smith Band, Satsang, Ted Ness And The Rusty Nails, Stubborn Honey, Fox Den, Tak-45, Milkcrate Mechanic, Sean Majors, Hendawg, Aaron Traylor, Chaddabox, Como Se Va, Jason Woo, Layln Tang, Christian Jackson, Onomono, Hauli, Schon Long, Rude and Space Bass. 5 p.m., Interstate 90, Exit 16. $40 or $30 in advance at www.silvercloudcampout.com or by calling 1-877-987-6487. Through Sunday.

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

•Relay for Life of Yellowstone County is an all-night affair that raises money to fight cancer. Survivors lap, 6:45 p.m.; opening ceremonies, 7 p.m.; luminaria ceremony, 10 p.m.; Caregivers Lap, 11:45 p.m.; pancake breakfast, 6 a.m.; closing ceremonies, 7 a.m.; West High School track. For information, go to www.yellowstonecountyrelay.org.

•HUNTLEY – Homesteader Days kicks off with an outdoor concert featuring Craig Morton, Larry Gatline and the Gatlin Brothers and the Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers. 7 p.m., Homesteader Park. $40 or $35 in advance at Shipton’s Big R, Project Merc in Worden, R&R Trading in Huntley and at www.hplionsclub.org. Through Saturday.

•Lunatic Fringe plays live music. 7 p.m., Yellowstone Cellars and Winery, 1335 Holiday Circle.

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

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

•BOZEMAN – “Fiddler on the Roof,” the long-running Broadway musical, opens a three-week run in a production by Montana TheatreWorks. The musical, set in Russia in 1905, includes such songs as “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker.” Frank Simpson plays the lead role of Tevye, and Mary Jo Ludin directs. 7:30 p.m., Ellen Theater. $28, $22, $19, $16. For tickets, go to theellentheatre.com or call (406) 585-5885. Through Sunday and also July 16-19 and 23-26.

•The Project X Summer Assault Party features performances by Know Conscious, Tha Unknown, Fetti Kinkos and Louis Lytte. 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.

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

•Deception Past relies on vocal harmonies of brothers Andrew, Joseph and Tyler James Pettersson combined with fast-pickin’ guitars and bluegrass-infused melodies to create their own brand of country music. 9 p.m., Shooters. Free.

Saturday, July 11

•The Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana invites citizen volunteers to help collect scientific data on a backcountry trip in the lower East Rosebud 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 Thursday. Additional trips in the Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains are offered July 23-28, Aug. 4-9, 15-20 and 27 to Sept. 1.

•Geologist Marv Kauffman and ecologist Phil Robertson, two retired university professors, conduct a geology and ecology tour of the Beartooth Highway. $75, including lunch. For reservations, go to the Carbon County Historical Society and Museum, 224 N. Broadway. For information, visit www.carboncountyhistory.com, call (406) 446-3667 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•BIG SKY – The Brewfest serves up more than 50 beers to taste, along with live soul and folk music by the Good Time Travelers. Brisket, bratwurst and burgers are served. Big Sky Resort. $25, including 10 tasting tokens and a souvenir glass.

•HUNTLEY – Homesteader Days starts with a fun run at 8:15 a.m. and goes on with the Parade at the Park, barbecue beef and chicken dinners, carnival games, a greased pig race, a teen dance and fireworks at dusk. Homesteader Park. $2.

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

•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.

•The “Brothers in Arms” motorcycle run from Billings to Roundup is sponsored by the 45’s Motorcycle Club of Roundup. The club’s Colette Haun says, “Last year we donated proceeds to a Montana disabled veteran. This year we decided to help the veterans who were recently homeless to help them reclaim their lives.” The event begins with coffee and donuts and includes overnight camping, a bike rodeo, bingo, poker runs and music by the Kosmic Jokers. 9 a.m., Independence Hall, 710 Lake Elmo Drive. $20.

•Tickets go on sale for “What a Season!,” the 2015 season at the Alberta Bair Theater. The season kicks off Sept. 3 with country music by Josh Turner and includes such shows as the Beach Boys, comedian Kathy Griffin, David Sedaris, Romeo and Juliet, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, Garrison Keillor and Mummenschanz. 9 a.m., ABT box office and 10 a.m. at albertabairtheater.org or by phone at 256-6052.

•RED LODGE – Art in the Beartooths, an annual fundraiser for the Carbon County Arts Guild, showcases three signature artists: Michael Ome Untiedt, Charles Ringer and Tyler Murphy. The signature artists are joined by 30 more artists for a day of live, outdoor painting, followed by a catered supper and live and silent auctions. Mr. Ome Untiedt has a studio in Denver; Mr. Ringer works in metal out of his studio in Joliet; and Mr. Murphy was introduced to art through the Arts Guild. Live painting, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; evening event, 4 p.m.; Lions Park. Viewing the outdoor painting is free; $60 for evening event. For information, call (406) 446-1370 or visit carboncountydepotgallery.org.

•The Junior Ranger Program, for ages 6 to 12, discusses beaver behaviors, habitats and adaptations. Participants earn a Montana State Park Junior Ranger Badge. 10-11:30 a.m., Lake Elmo State Park, beginning with sign-in at the visitor center. Free.

•The Tragic City AlternaCon offers a full day of anime, games, panels and vendors. Guests include Alexa Heart, Lynn Boughey, the Pickled Punk Side Show, makeup artist Rufus Hearn, and music by We Three Bears, Idiot Kid Arsenal, In Rapture, PI Fire and the Magic City Music Group. 10 a.m., Shrine Auditorium. For details, see last week’s Outpost. Through Sunday.

•Summerfair supports the Yellowstone Art Museum’s education programs and yearly operating costs. More than 100 artists, community groups and food vendors participate, including some of the area’s best artisans, craftspeople and entertainers. Here’s today’s entertainment schedule: Billings Youth Orchestra Fiddlers, 10 a.m.; Rim View Dance, 11 a.m.; Terpsichore Dance Company, 12:30 p.m.; NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 1 p.m.; Billings Dance Academy, 1:30 p.m.; Claddagh Academy of Irish Dancing, 2 p.m.; Spiral Skies Belly Dance, 2:30 p.m.; and Rainbow Dance, 3 p.m. Artist demonstrations today include wood sculptor Nick Lamb, 10 a.m.; Prairie Handspinners, 10 a.m.; Underground Culture Krew Inc., 11 a.m.; blacksmith Jim Rennie, noon; painter Kara Tripp, 1 p.m.; and Albert Chaney, who makes a silver neck collar, 3 p.m. Also on tap are performances by Billings AlternaCirque, a local aerialist group performing on the lyra, silks, trapeze and hammock. 10 a.m., Veterans Park, 13th Street West and Poly Drive. $3. To volunteer, call Ashley Pratt at 256-6804, ext. 222. Also Sunday.

•The ham radio license class leads to attendees’ first amateur radio license. Bring a notebook and a wifi-enabled laptop if you have one. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Computer Lab at Billings Public Library. For information, contact Ron Glass/WN7Y at (406) 690-9441, email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to www.k7efa.net.

•Children get a chance to READ to a Dog from Intermountain Therapy Animals for 15 minutes each to help build reading skills and confidence. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Billings Public Library.

•100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope provides information to families about home fires, which pose the greatest threat to American families. Attendees may also help American Red Cross volunteers prepare to set up shelters by cleaning cots and other items or by donating new toothpaste and deodorant. Live music and refreshments are provided. Noon to 2 p.m., Dillard’s parking lot on 24th Street West at Rimrock Mall.

•MARTINSDALE – Violinist Laura Dalbey and guitarist Elizabeth Adcock, members of the Billings Symphony Orchestra, perform to celebrate the birthdays of three members of the Bair family: Charles, born June 18, 1857; Marguerite Bair Lamb, born July 1, 1889; and Alberta, born July 15, 1896. Cupcakes and refreshments also are served. On display are two exhibits: “Chiefs and Warriors,” photogravure images of Native American leaders, by Edward S. Curtis; and “A Lonely Business,” paintings by Isabelle Johnson. 1-3 p.m., Charles M. Bair Family Museum.

•Michael Turley presents “Native American Studies: Pipe Carrier,” covering the basic concepts of the Native American pipe ceremony as practiced by the Assiniboine Medicine Lodge. In addition, Mr. Turley, a graduate of Rocky Mountain College, shares traditional oral folk stories. Singing and hand-carved Native American flute playing are included in the presentation. 1 p.m., Pictograph Cave State Park. Free.

•Aimee Carlson presents “Declutter Your Life,” a workshop that offers tips and tricks to clear clutter in body, mind and space. She says, “Clutter can come in the form of too many activities in your day, certain material possessions, draining relationships and information overload.” 2-4 p.m., Barjon’s Books, 223 N. 29th St. $35. To register call 252-4398.

•The Last Best Country Fest aims to duplicate the success of the Magic City Blues Fest with two days of modern, traditional and alternative country music. Today’s schedule: Luke Bell, 4 p.m.; Sunny Sweeney, 5:30 p.m.; Kevin Fowler, 7:30 p.m.; and Hank Williams Jr., 9:30 p.m.; South Park. $79 or $69 in advance at www.lastbestcountryfest.com.

•ROUNDUP – Montana Shakespeare in the Parks performs “The Taming of the Shrew,” one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. Director Kevin Asselin gives the play, frequently the basis of modern interpretations, a Wild West take. 6 p.m., Roundup City Park. Free.

•A parking lot party with Boogie Machine benefits children with disabilities. 6 p.m., Squire Lounge.

•The Norrine the Outlaw Queen Band plays country and western. 6 p.m., Dam Bar near Cooney Lake.

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

•Rod Tochihar plays live music. 7 p.m., Yellowstone Cellars and Winery, 1335 Holiday Circle.

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

•Hemlock and Assnyne play in concert. 7 p.m., Railyard. $10.

•BOZEMAN – “Fiddler on the Roof,” the long-running Broadway musical, continues a three-week run in a production by Montana TheatreWorks. The musical, set in Russia in 1905, includes such songs as “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker.” Frank Simpson plays the lead role of Tevye, and Mary Jo Ludin directs. 7:30 p.m., Ellen Theater. $28, $22, $19, $16. For tickets, go to theellentheatre.com or call (406) 585-5885. Through Sunday and also July 16-19 and 23-26.

•REED POINT – The Yellowstone Boat Float floats into town, where the 7th Avenue Band plays live rock around 8:30 p.m. for a street dance in front of the Waterhole Saloon. The float ends in Columbus on Sunday. For information, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/134142730656/.

•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.

•Deception Past relies on vocal harmonies of brothers Andrew, Joseph and Tyler James Pettersson combined with fast-pickin’ guitars and bluegrass-infused melodies to create their own brand of country music. 9 p.m., Shooters. Free.

Sunday, July 12

•BIG SKY – More than 500 leaders in government, business and academia from the northwest United States and western Canada are expected for the Pacific Northwest Economic Region Summit. More than 150 speakers are on the agenda, including Bruce Heyman, U.S. ambassador to Canada; Gary Doer, Canadian ambassador to the U.S.; U.S. Sen. Steve Daines; Matt Rose, executive chairman of the BNSF Railway Co.; and Samuel Schulhofter-Wohl, director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. For information, go to www.pnwer.org/2015Summit. Through Thursday.

•The Tragic City AlternaCon offers a full day of anime, games, panels and vendors. Guests include Alexa Heart, Lynn Boughey, the Pickled Punk Side Show, makeup artist Rufus Hearn, and music by We Three Bears, Idiot Kid Arsenal, In Rapture, PI Fire and the Magic City Music Group. 10 a.m., Shrine Auditorium. For details, see last week’s Outpost.

•Summerfair supports the Yellowstone Art Museum’s education programs and yearly operating costs. More than 100 artists, community groups and food vendors participate, including some of the area’s best artisans, craftspeople and entertainers. Here’s today’s entertainment schedule: Terpsichore Dance Company, 10 a.m.; Helena and Emilee Dance Group, 10:30 a.m.; CDS Performing Arts, 11 a.m.; Dannsairean Irish Dance, noon; Twisted Romance Acoustic Show, 1 p.m.; NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 1:30 p.m. and Wes Urbaniak, 3 p.m. Artist demonstrations today include animal portraits by Sonja Caywood, 10 a.m.; pottery underglazes with Keely Perkins, 11 a.m.; printmaking by Steve Kuennen of Buffalo Art Press, noon; stained glass from Montana Art Glass, 1:30 p.m.; and live painting by Sarah Morris, 2 p.m. Also on tap are performances by Billings AlternaCirque, a local aerialist group performing on the lyra, silks, trapeze and hammock. 10 a.m., Veterans Park, 13th Street West and Poly Drive. $3.

•The Big Sky Polka Club and participating bands sponsor 4-4-& 4, a benefit dance in which four bands play for four hours for $4. The bands are Cimarron, Just Jim and friends, Country Gold and Country Classic. Lunch, noon to 3 p.m.; dance, 1-5 p.m.; Moose Lodge, 131 Calhoun Lane.

•Chris Hermance gives a presentation and leads a discussion on “The Impact of Life Extension Therapies on Right to Die Legislation” at a meeting of the Billings Association of Humanists. 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.

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

•BOZEMAN – “Fiddler on the Roof,” the long-running Broadway musical, continues a three-week run in a production by Montana TheatreWorks. The musical, set in Russia in 1905, includes such songs as “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker.” Frank Simpson plays the lead role of Tevye, and Mary Jo Ludin directs. 3 p.m., Ellen Theater. $28, $22, $19, $16. For tickets, go to theellentheatre.com or call (406) 585-5885. Also Thursday through Sunday and July 23-26.

•ANACONDA – St. Timothy’s Summer Music Festival goes on high above Georgetown Lake with members of the Montana Chamber Music Society and the Muir String Quartet, which has won a Grammy Award. 4 p.m., St. Timothy’s Memorial Chapel, 2285 Southern Cross Road. For tickets, go to www.sttimothysmusic.org. Series continues on July 26 and Aug. 9.

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

•MOLT – The Molt Volunteer Fire Department holds its annual barbecue, serving up hamburgers, salads and all the fixings. Highway 302 plays live bluegrass. 5 p.m., Molt Community Center. $7, $4.

•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.

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

•BIRNEY – 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., Poker Jim Butte. Free. For information, visit www.shakespeareintheparks.org.

•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, July 13

•The 2015 convention of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia is held in Billings on the theme “A Salute to Our Heritage.” Many sessions are designed to aid genealogical research, including programs to help seek ancestors on the internet, interpret findings, avoid mistakes and put family histories in historical context. Other topics include the history of Germans from Russia in Argentina and Brazil, the colony of Riebensdorf on the Upper Don River, the deportation of Polish and Volhynian German colonists during World War I and the plight of one family’s battle with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Holiday Inn Grand Montana. For details, go to ahsgr.org. Through Sunday.

•GLENDIVE – Dawson Community College hosts All About Basketball, its first Summer Basketball Camp under new head coach Romeo Lagmay Jr. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Friday. $105, plus meals. For information, visit www.dawsonbucs.com/sports/wbkb/2014-15/files/Camp_Brochure.pdf.

•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.

•Michael Charles plays on the 2015 Riff Tour. Free dance lessons are offered at 5 p.m. by Patricia Hampton and Jarrett Lambert. Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. $6.

•Mobile Deathcamp, a thrash and speed metal band out of Toledo, Ohio, comes to town on tour with Carnivora. Unfavored out of Great Falls also plays, along with local support from Tribe and Iron Swarm. 7 p.m., Railyard. $12 or $8 in advance at Discontent Billings, Ernie November or from local bands.

•LAUREL – 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., practice football field. Free. For information, visit www.shakespeareintheparks.org.

•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.

•Dance Fever Inc. offers a class in rumba. 8 p.m., 5710 Interstate Ave. No. 2. $15 or $60 for six classes. Call 254-9595.

•The Josh Abbott Band out of Texas performs in concert with Nathan Kalish and the Last Callers. 8 p.m., Pub Station.

•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, July 14

•Introduction to Medicare is for those nearing age 65 and contemplating retirement. 10 a.m., Mary Alice Fortin Health Conference Center at Billings Clinic Hospital. Free. To register, call 255-8440.

•Beginning Computers is the topic at Tech Tuesday. 4 p.m., Computer Lab at Billings Public Library. Registration required by calling 657-8258.

•PintAid benefits Court Appointed Special Advocates. 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.

•Green Drinks Billings gets together for beverages and talk about the environment. 5:30 p.m., Catherine Louisa Gallery. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•The Big Sky Fencing Association gives an Olympic style fencing demonstration during the “Escape the Ordinary” series. 5:30 p.m., Community Room at Billings Public Library.

•Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council and Barjon’s Books host a discussion on “Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America.” Featured speakers are Liz Carlisle, who wrote the book of the same title, and David Oien, founding farmer of Timeless Natural Food. Ms. Carlisle, a Montana native and protégé of Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma), tells the story of a group of Montana farmers who defied corporate agribusiness by launching a sustainable food movement. 6 p.m., Northern Plains Resource Council, 220 S. 27th St.

•Cure for the Common plays in the Josephine Crossing Summer Concert Series. 6 p.m., 1820 Front St.

•The Yellowstone County Republican Party Central Committee holds its meeting on every second Tuesday of the month. 6:30 p.m., Rimview Inn.

•ABSAROKEE – 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., Fishtail Family Park. Free. For information, visit www.shakespeareintheparks.org.

•Steve Gillis teaches a class in country two-step dancing. 7 p.m., Dance Fever, 5710 Interstate Ave. No. 2. Call 254-9595.

•BOZEMAN – Kahulanui plays Hawaiian swing music. 7:30 p.m., Ellen Theater. $15, $9, plus processing fees. For tickets, call (406) 585-5885 or go to theellentheatre.com.

•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, with live music on Thursdays. 2658 Grand Ave.

Wednesday, July 15

•Billings Alternative Wellness takes medical marijuana appointments. Call Elizabeth at 672-3172.

•The Billings Clinic Hitter’s Club Summer Prospect Camp opens. To register, call 255-8440 or 1-800-252-1246 or register online at www.billingsclinic.com. Through Thursday.

•LEWISTOWN – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management Central Montana Resource Advisory Council elects officers and hears updates on efforts to restore access to the Bullwhacker area. The 15-member RAC advises the secretary of the Interior. 10 a.m., BLM Lewistown Field Office, 920 N.E. Main St. Also at 8 a.m. Thursday, with public comment at 10 a.m. both days.

•RED LODGE – Friends of the Library hold their monthly book sale. 10 a.m., Red Lodge Carnegie Library.

•Billings Chapter 100 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. RSVP 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.

•WEST YELLOWSTONE – Hebgen Lake Ranger District specialists lead the Flats I field trip within the North Hebgen Project. The field trip focuses on historical treatments as well as proposed treatments and actions, temporary roads and weeds and visual questions in the area. Participants are encouraged to bring water, snacks, a lunch and whatever they may need for the day. Noon to 4 p.m., beginning at Hebgen Lake Ranger District. For information, go to www.cgwg.org.

•Comic Book Decoupage Craft for Teens shows how to make a storage box using old comic books. 2 p.m., TECH Lab at Billings Public Library. To register, call 657-8258 or stop by the second floor help desk.

•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 Brian Ernst Band performs on Mental Health Awareness 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. .

•COLUMBUS – Montana Shakespeare in the Parks performs “The Taming of the Shrew,” one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. Director Kevin Asselin gives the play, frequently the basis of modern interpretations, a Wild West take. 6:30 p.m., Heritage Park. Free.

•Margaret English speaks on “What Did Title IX Change?” at the Community Lecture Series. Ms. English worked in one of 11 nationwide grant programs designed to educate schools about the meaning of Title 9, which tied federal funds to gender equity. 7 p.m., Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.

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

Thursday, July 16

•Open Studio, on the theme “Jazz It Up,” gives participants ages 5 to 12 a chance to create figure drawings infused with jazz based on Adolf Dehn’s work. 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.

•Police officer David Firebaugh and his K-9 companion, KooKoo, make an appearance. 10:30-11:30 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.

•In “WordSongs,” poet Dave Caserio and musician Parker Brown fuse poetry from contemporary and past poets with music from the jazz, blues, classical and folk traditions. A question-and-answer session follows in this High Noon Lecture Series presentation. Noon, Western Heritage Center.

•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.

•Yabba Griffith plays in the Alive After 5 concert series. 5-8 p.m., Tiny’s Tavern. Free music, $2 for alcohol wrist band.

•LIVINGSTON – The Livingston Depot Foundation holds the Roundhouse Roundup at the Depot, an evening that features a chuckwagon dinner and dancing to the music of the Open Range Band, a western swing group with Ric Steinke and Linda Hausler. 5:30 p.m., Livingston Depot. $50 or $45 in advance by calling (406) 222-2300.

•The Cold Hard Cash Show, a Johnny Cash tribute band, plays in the St. John’s Summer Concert Series. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for these outdoor shows. Jerod Birchell opens. 6 p.m., Rimrock and Shiloh roads. Free.

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

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

•BOZEMAN – “Fiddler on the Roof,” the long-running Broadway musical, continues a three-week run in a production by Montana TheatreWorks. The musical, set in Russia in 1905, includes such songs as “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker.” Frank Simpson plays the lead role of Tevye, and Mary Jo Ludin directs. 7:30 p.m., Ellen Theater. $28, $22, $19, $16. For tickets, go to theellentheatre.com or call (406) 585-5885. Through Sunday and also July 23-26.

•Acoustic Night returns with traveling blues and folk artist Joshua Kloyda. Local support is provided by Katy Robertson, Lizzie Lozano and Mick O’Leary. 8 p.m., Railyard. $5.

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

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

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