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Thursday, July 17

•Billings Clinic hosts the Speed and Power Camp. 9-10:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Aug. 15. To register, call 238-5497 or visit www.billingsclinic.com/sportscamps.

•Open Studio, for ages 5 to 12, includes a tour of the current exhibitions, followed by a related art activity in mix of mediums. 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m., Yellowstone Art Museum. $6 or $5 for YAM members. To register call Berenice at 256-6804, ext. 232.

•Musician Danielle Egnew speaks in “Reflections on Place,” a series of talks by musicians, artists and writers, during the High Noon Speaker Series. Noon, Western Heritage Center.

•Children’s Story Theater is held in the Story Tower and Children’s Craft Corner. 2 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.

•A reception is held for artist John Pollock, whose “Art with a Blue Background” exhibition shows at the Yellowstone Art Museum through Aug. 10. Mr. Pollock, a retired art professor and acclaimed kite maker, recently completed a residency in the Gary and Melissa Oakland Artist-in-Residence Studio. 4:30 p.m., Yellowstone Art Museum, following the annual members’ meeting.

•Yabba Griffithes plays in the Alive After 5 series of outdoor concerts. 5 p.m., Tiny’s Tavern.

•The John Floridis Trio plays in the St. John’s Lutheran Ministries’ 2014 Summer Concert Series. Servant 28 opens. A food court and concession stand are available. 6 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Home. Free.

•Matt Devitt and 4 or More play at the Summer Jam. 6 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•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.

•The 2009 science fiction film “Moon,” starring Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey, is screened in the Billings Public Library Community Room. 7 p.m.

•Dueling Pianos perform for free in the main bar of the Red Door Lounge.

•Projectile Comedy performs live improv. 8 p.m., Stampede.

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

•KingShifter, out of Wichita, Kan., play hard rock that press materials describe as “chock full of heavy groove oriented riffage, sometimes fast and furious, but always thick with melody.” The band’s first single is “Peace of Mind” from the band’s first full-length album, 26 Tons. ENDever and Stranded by Choice also play. 9 p.m., Shooters.

Friday, July 18

•RED LODGE – The Beartooth Rally goes on all weekend with such events as a Poker Run, Iron Horse Rodeo and possibly beer. Headquarters are at BoneDaddy’s Custom Cycle. Through Sunday.

•Barnes & Noble begins its “Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble” promotion with three weeks of themed events, author signings, panel discussions, contests, exclusive content, giveaways and prizes, sneak peeks and other activities. Preview Weekend and a costume contest are this weekend’s events. For information, go to www.facebook.com/barnesandnoble. Through Aug. 10.

•Hoof It with a Historian explores downtown Billings with a community historian. 10 a.m., Western Heritage Center. $10, $5. Also July 25 and Aug. 8, 15 and 22.

•Tickets go on sale for an Aug. 18 concert at the Babcock Theater by Seether, a band from South Africa noted for its melodic thrash sound. Seether has had 11 No. 1 hits over 15 years and has released eight albums, two of which have gone platinum. The latest is Isolate and Medicate. 10 a.m., JadePresents.com, Tickets300 box office (2911 Third Ave. N.), Ernie November or at 1-866-300-8300.

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

•The Fairytale Musik Festival includes performances by the Bedlam Saints, Cure for the Common, the John Adam Smith Band, Satsang and many other bands. 3 p.m., Oscar’s Park. For information, go to fairytalemusikfest.com. Through Saturday.

•Montana Olympic mogul skier Heather McPhie is guest athlete at the opening ceremonies of the Big Sky State Games. Ms. McPhie, from Bozeman, was ranked second in the world in 2010 and finished 18th at the Olympic Games in Vancouver. She finished 13th in the 2014 Games. Festivities kick off with SOAKED, a non-timed two-mile crazy fun water walk and run around and through Pioneer Park. Other happenings include a Fun Fair, inflatables, climbing wall, skydivers, sponsor booths and sports demonstrations, plus the Montana Mile. 5:30 p.m., with official ceremonies at 7:30 p.m., Daylis Stadium. $5. Games continue through Sunday; see the Sports Calendar for details.

•LAUREL – The 7th Avenue Band plays at the Rock the Block series of concerts. 6 p.m., downtown square.

•The Yellowstone Bluegrass Association holds Friday night jams throughout the summer. All levels of acoustic instrument musicians and guests are welcome. 7-9 p.m., TrueLove Studio, 421 N. 20th St. Free. For information, go to www.yellowstonebluegrass.com.

•Dueling Pianos perform in the Klover Room of the Red Door Lounge. $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.

•DJ Hobbles plays music. 9 p.m., Railyard.

Saturday, July 19

•The 3,600-mile Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure makes a two-night stop in Billings on its way from Atlantic City, N.J., to Astoria, Ore. The annual ride raises money for and awareness about The Fuller Center for Housing, a nonprofit affordable housing ministry founded by the founder of Habitat for Humanity. The riders are hosted by Heights Baptist Church. They leave Monday for Roundup.

•RED LODGE – The Beartooth Rally goes on all weekend with such events as a Poker Run, Iron Horse Rodeo and possibly beer. Headquarters are at BoneDaddy’s Custom Cycle. Through Sunday.

•The Fairytale Musik Festival includes performances by the Bedlam Saints, Cure for the Common, the John Adam Smith Band, Satsang and many other bands. Oscar’s Park. For information, go to fairytalemusikfest.com.

•An artist reception features Andy Andersen and guest artist Jeanie Southworth. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sandstone Gallery, 2913 Second Ave. N.

•DILLON – Bannack Days brings to life Montana’s best-preserved ghost town with a celebration of pioneer life and such activities as horse and wagon rides, shootouts, gold panning and candle making. Cowboy poetry and old-time music goes on throughout the day, and visitors can see a mountain men camp, blacksmith shop, surveyor’s camp, the Great Debate on women’s suffrage and a 1800s U.S. Cavalry camp. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bannack State Park, 721 Bannack Road. $5 per vehicle. Through Sunday.

•Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley and the Billings Diaper Bank collect diapers for low-income families who are struggling to provide basic needs for their children. Today, Faith Evangelical Church accepts diapers from 9 a.m. to noon, and Walmart on King Avenue West takes them from 1-6 p.m. Also Sunday.

•Christopher Snell discusses Psychic Surgery, a method of removing a disorder from a person’s light body and the different layers of the auric field. The method is also a form of aura cleansing. 10 a.m., Barjon’s Books, 223 N. 29th St.

•The Yellowstone Art Museum continues its celebration of its 50th anniversary with free admission. Ongoing exhibitions are “Boundless Visions”; “Face to Face: Wall to Wall”; and “Un/Conscious Bent: A Survey of Regional Surrealism.” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 401 N. 27th St.

•RYEGATE – The Montana International Harvester Collectors Chapter 40 sponsors an International Harvester Tractor Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call Terry Klepey at (406) 568-2201.

•The Wise Wonders Children’s Museum explores the world of senses on Science Saturdays. 11 a.m., Community Room at Billings Public Library.

•VIRGINIA CITY – Ten breweries offer beer at the Dog and Grog, a Montana microbrew festival accompanied by music by Comstock Lode. Noon, Bale of Hay Saloon.

•The city of Billings Parks and Recreation Department holds a session on Soil Sampling for Teens. 1-3 p.m., Zimmerman Center at Pioneer Park. Registration required by calling 657-8258 or going to the Billings Public Library help desk on the second floor.

•The Brickhouse Band plays live rock and blues. 4 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•ROBERTS – Bob Gibson of Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks talks about the fish of Cooney State Park during an interpretive fish talk. He discusses fish biology, why they are important and how they live underwater. 5 p.m., Cooney State Park, 86 Lake Shore Drive.

•Dueling Pianos perform in the Klover Room of the Red Door Lounge. $10.

•Wild Throne, Ripple Effect and Stranded by Choice all play in concert. 8 p.m., Railyard.

•Almeda Bradshaw plays on Music Night. 8 p.m., Yellowstone Cellars and Winery, 1335 Holiday Circle.

•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.

•Jhonny Vegas plays live music. 9 p.m., Shooters.

Sunday, July 20

•Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley and the Billings Diaper Bank collect diapers for low-income families who are struggling to provide basic needs for their children. Today, diapers are accepted at Family Promise congregations.

•The Montana Farmers Union’s holds its Junior Camp II for ages 8-11. “Local Leaders, Global Changes” is the theme for this camp year, which helps celebrate the International Year of the Family Farmer. $125 or $70 for MFU members. Register at www.montanafarmersunion.com or call 1-800-234-4071. Through Thursday.

•RED LODGE – The Beartooth Rally goes on all weekend with such events as a Poker Run, Iron Horse Rodeo and possibly beer. Headquarters are at BoneDaddy’s Custom Cycle.

•DILLON – Bannack Days brings to life Montana’s best-preserved ghost town with a celebration of pioneer life and such activities as horse and wagon rides, shootouts, gold panning and candle making. Cowboy poetry and old-time music goes on throughout the day, and visitors can see a mountain men camp, blacksmith shop, surveyor’s camp, the Great Debate on women’s suffrage and a 1800s U.S. Cavalry camp. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Bannack State Park, 721 Bannack Road. $5 per vehicle.

•An Eckankar worship service and discussion explores the topic of “Change – an Opportunity for Spiritual Growth.” 10:30 a.m., Elks Lodge, 934 Lewis Ave.

•The Billings Association of Humanists holds a Socrates Café discussion on the topic “What Would a Humanist’s Approach to Nondiscrimination Look Like?” 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.

•The Weekend Wonders Family Program is on the theme of “Canoeing!” Participants use canoes and pond nets to see what’s in the marsh. 1:30-3 p.m., Audubon Conservation Education Center. $2 or free for Friends of the Center.

•Billings Clinic hosts an ice cream social reunion for families with babies who spent time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the last five years. The event is an opportunity for families to meet each other and share stories of the challenges their babies faced at birth. Yogurt, cotton candy and a bounce house are available. 2-4 p.m., North Park.

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

•Roy and Clyde play a Western jam session. 5 p.m., Andy’s Lounge, 1815 First Ave. N. Free.

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

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

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

Monday, July 21

•Arts Without Boundaries holds its first session of summer art programs for children ages 5 to 14. The summer courses consist of four separate sessions, exploring a different spectrum of media and technique each week. In this session, students focus on drawing skills. Ages 5-8, 9 a.m.; ages 9-11, 10:30 a.m.; ages 12-14, 2:30 p.m.; King of Glory Lutheran Church, 4125 Grand Ave. $40. To register, visit artswithoutboundaries.org. Through Friday. Additional sessions begin July 28 and Aug. 4.

•The Mayo Mobile Exhibit commemorates Mayo Clinic’s 150-year medical history and leadership role in health care. The exhibit is touring the United States, including a visit to Billings Clinic, a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Noon to 5 p.m., Billings Clinic, Ninth Avenue North between North 28th Street and North 29th Street.

•The Monday Make and Take Craft gives children a chance to make a craft they can take with them. 2-4 p.m., Children’s Craft Corner at Billings Public Library.

•Intro to GarageBand teaches the basics of Apple’s music production software. 2 p.m., Teen TECH Lab at Billings Public Library. Registration required.

•Pint Aid with Biondetti benefits the Make-a-Wish Foundation. 4 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•Dance Fever Inc. offers two-week classes in Viennese Waltz (7 p.m.) and Triple Swing, East Coast, (8 p.m.). 5710 Interstate Ave., No. 2. $25 each. Go to www.dancefeverinc.com or call 254-9595.

•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, July 22

•Children’s Story Theater is an afternoon of reading and adventure. 2-4 p.m., Story Tower at Billings Public Library.

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

•The Yellowstone County Board of Planning holds a public hearing on three preliminary major subdivision plats, all in the High Sierra Subdivision, creating a total of 143 lots for single-family residences. 6 p.m., first floor of the Miller Building, 2825 Third Ave. N.

•The Heights Neighborhood Task Force meets. 7 p.m., Oasis Community Center.

•A book discussion is held of “The Orchid Thief” by Susan Orlean. 7 p.m., Large Conference Room at Billings Public Library. Registration and copies of the book available at second-floor help desk.

•Bubba Sparxxx is credited with beginning the “country rap” movement with its debut album in 2001, Dark Days, Bright Nights. “Bubba and I grew up listening to hip-hop and riding in jacked up trucks,” says collaborator Shannon “Fat Shan” Houchins. “I was producing mainstream rap and R&B records when Bubs first came to me and said, ‘Why don’t we combine the music we like with lyrics about the lifestyle we live?’” 7 p.m., Railyard. $15.

•Dance Fever Inc. offers a two-week class in Merengue. 8 p.m., 5710 Interstate Ave., No. 2. $25. Go to www.dancefeverinc.com or call 254-9595.

•RED LODGE – Rob Owens hosts open 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, July 23

•The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in partnership with Small Business Majority, hosts a regional webinar for health insurance agents and brokers. The webinar looks at how the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace operates, and new features that will be available later this year. 1:30 p.m. Register at https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=nx2fdfw0jp8.

•Children’s Story Theater is an afternoon of reading and adventure. 2-4 p.m., Story Tower at Billings Public Library.

•The Huntington Learning Center hosts Story Time. 2 p.m., Community Library at City College.

•RED LODGE – Scott McMillion signs copies of the second edition of “Mark of the Grizzly,” a book that explains and analyzes bear encounters. 5 p.m., Red Lodge Books and Tea.

•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.

•ABSAROKEE – Montana Shakespeare in the Parks takes its annual tour on the road, performing “As You Like It,” setting one of Shakespeare’s best-known comedies in Butte during the years of the Copper Kings. 6:30 p.m., Fishtail Family Park. Free.

•Rod Souza and Bill Speare, both district judge candidates who won their primaries, appear together to discuss the campaign and their candidacies at the Wednesday Evening Community Lecture Series. 7 p.m., Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.

•A book discussion is held of “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card. 7 p.m., Large Conference Room at Billings Public Library. Registration and copies of the book available at second-floor help desk.

•The Yellowstone Cellars and Winery holds open mic night. 7 p.m., 1335 Holiday Circle.

•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.

•Jared and the Mill got its start playing folk music in Tempe, Ariz., in 2011 and released a self-titled EP in 2012. A full-length album, Western Expansion, came out in 2013. 9 p.m., Railyard. $8.

Thursday, July 24

•Overnight freshmen orientation sessions continue at MSU Billings. The mandatory orientation serves as an introduction to the campus and affords students the opportunity to meet other freshman, faculty and staff before they begin classes. Students can also get help with advising, financial aid and registration. For reservations, visit www.msubillings.edu/fye/orientation or call the Office of New Student and Retention Services at 657-2888. Also Aug. 7-8.

•Open Studio, for ages 5 to 12, includes a tour of the current exhibitions, followed by a related art activity in mix of mediums. 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m., Yellowstone Art Museum. $6 or $5 for YAM members. To register call Berenice at 256-6804, ext. 232.

•The Children’s Summer Reading Program hears a musical program by the ABC Band. 10:30 a.m., Community Room at Billings Public Library. Free.

•Children’s Story Theater is an afternoon of reading and adventure. 2-4 p.m., Story Tower at 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.

•The Teen Book Group discusses “I Hunt Killers” by Barry Lyga. Preregister by calling 657-8258 or stopping by the second-floor help desk. Some copies of the book are available. 4 p.m., Green Room at Billings Public Library.

•Local musicians perform in the Summer Jam. 4 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•Downtime plays in the Alive After 5 series of outdoor concerts. 5 p.m., Monte Carlo.

•Montana Shakespeare in the Parks takes its annual tour on the road, performing “Romeo and Juliet,” the story of two star-crossed lovers caught between dueling families. 6 p.m., Pioneer Park. Free.

•The premiere of “Iichiilish Daik: Going to the Horses” is shown at the Yellowstone Art Museum. Filmmaker Robin Starbuck tells the story of Charlie Real Bird, a member of the Crow Tribe who breeds and trains paint racehorses. Additionally, the story reflects Ms. Starbuck’s own six-year journey with the Apsáalooke people, first as a stranger and visitor to their tribal land, and now as an adopted daughter of the Real Bird family. Crow music and a blessing ceremony precede the showing. 6 p.m., 401 N. 27th St.

•John Roberts with Y Pan Blanco plays in the St. John’s Lutheran Ministries’ 2014 Summer Concert Series. The Jaded Ladies open. A food court and concession stand are available. 6 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Home. Free.

•Singer and songwriter Hilary Scott performs her indie and pop songs. She began her career in Seattle, then moved to Columbia, Mo., where she founded The Hilary Scott Band, which opened for such performers as Chuck Berry, Little Feat and Tanya Tucker. Her St. Louis-based band, Hilary Scott and the New County Line, released its debut EP entitled Still in 2011. 6:30 p.m., Affinity at Billings, 4215 Montana Sapphire Drive. Free.

•Black Flag, a California group that was formed in 1976, comes to town on its Victimology Tour. The band has released seven studio and two live albums. Hor and Cinema Cinema also are on the bill. 6:30 p.m., Railyard, $20 or $18 in advance at the Tickets300 box office (2911 Third Ave. N.), Ernie November or by calling 1-866-300-8300.

•WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS – Street dances with Someday Miss Pray and Bus Driver Tour, both of Livingston, and a showing of Dryland, a new film about the Lind Combine Demolition Derby in the American West, kick off the Red Ants Pants Festival. Main stage performers this weekend include Charlie Pride and Ian Tyson. 6:30 p.m. $140 for all three days, or $125 in advance, $55, $50, for a single day. For ticket information, go to redantpantsmusicfestival.com. Through Sunday.

•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.

•RED LODGE – Authors and photographers Jack Ballard and Lisa Densmore present a program on “The Natural History of Grizzly Bears” based on research for Mr. Ballard’s book Grizzly Bears: A Falcon Field Guide. 7 p.m., Carbon County Historical Society and Museum. $2 or free to society members.

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

•Projectile Comedy performs live improv. 8 p.m., Stampede.

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

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