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Thursday, January 22

is the last day to:

•Complete paper signup for Shape Up Montana, a three-month, team-based program of the Big Sky State Games that encourages Montanans to be more physically active and make healthier nutrition choices. The team competition offers two categories for participation: accumulated activity based on logging miles with the aid of an activity conversion calculator and weight loss due to healthful eating and physical activity. $16 or $11 for program sponsors. Go to www.shapeupmontana.org or call 254-7426. Online registration continues through Jan. 31, and late registration is accepted. Entry forms are also available at the Big Sky State Games Office in Billings, 490 N. 31st St., Suite 200.

Friday, January 23

is the last day to:

•Meet the late submission deadline for the International Wildlife Film Festival on April 18-25 in Missoula. About 6,000 people attend the annual event, which accepts entries in 12 categories. Go to wildlifefilms.org.

•Determine eligibility for LifeStyle Balance, a group lifestyle change program at Billings Clinic aimed at preventing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Classes are led by registered dietitian Lisa Ranes and focus on nutrition, exercise, stress management and lifestyle changes. The fee includes access to group exercise classes at a workout facility. Call 238-5245.

Wednesday, January 28

is the last day to:

•See works in progress of three ceramics artists-in-residence from the Red Lodge Clay Center. The artists are Summer Carmack of Oxford, Miss., Jocelyn Howard of Chesapeake, Va., and Kirk Jackson of Lewis Center, Ohio. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Ryniker-Morrison Gallery in Tech Hall at Rocky Mountain College. Free.

Friday, January 30

is the last day to:

•Enter a film in the Art Montana Short Film Competition sponsored by Porch Productions. The winner is chosen by the audience and is awarded $5,000 for first place. The competition is accepting three- to eight-minute short films about Montana artists at TheAudienceAwards.com. $20 to enter.

•Make a dinner reservation for a Feb. 4 talk by Ron Smith at Town and Gown. Dr. Smith, a retired physician who practiced in Billings for more than 30 years, discusses Atul Gawande’s bestselling book “Being Mortal.” Mr. Gawande writes, “This is a book about the modern experience of mortality, about what it’s like to be creatures who age and die, how medicine has changed the experience and how it hasn’t, where our ideas about how to deal with our finitude have the reality wrong.” Social and reception, 6 p.m.; dinner, 6:45 p.m.; program, 7:30 p.m.; Prescott Hall at Rocky Mountain College. $20 for dinner. RSVP by noon by leaving a message at 294-4230 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Tuesday, February 10

is the last day to:

Sign up for the Billings Public Library’s Family Reading program, in which at least two family members at a time read 20 minutes a day for 20 days from today through March 2. Reading groups, crafts and programs also are offered. Free. To register, call 657-8256 or go to www.billings.lib.mt.us.

Sunday, March 15

is the last day to:

Apply for most scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year offered through the Montana Community Foundation. The foundation awarded nearly $300,000 in scholarships to Montana students last year, mostly in amounts ranging from $500 to $5,000. For information, go to www.mtcf.org/applications.html or contact Cathy Cooney at (406) 443-8313 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

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