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Week of September 5th

Free Bike Helmets (end tfn)

Child Care Connections has available new, low-cost bike helmets for children and

adults. These Bell Sports helmets are being offered for a $12.00 donation and

are available immediately.

Bike helmets will be available by appointment by contacting Child Care

Connections at 587-7786 or Child Care

Connections is the lead agency for Safe Kids Gallatin County.


Bozeman Summit School(end sept. 9th, has own psa)

After 14 years, The Learning Circle Montessori Elementary School is becoming...Bozeman Summit School.

The school will continue to encourage academic excellence and a life-long passion for learning through individualized attention to each child’s unique abilities and needs. Children flourish with low student/teacher ratios, small classroom sizes, a safe and caring environment, high-quality teaching staff and a challenging curriculum based on proven Montessori principles of exploration, discovery, development and achievement. We believe every child is capable of excellence. Education is about finding the key to unlocking that excellence and letting it grow in a school that nurtures individual learning styles.


For more information about or to tour Bozeman Summit School, visit or call 585-3778.


The First Annual BozeMonster Challenge (end sept. 10)

Volunteers are needed for the First Annual BozeMonster Challenge -- a 5K race with 10 hairy obstacles. The race is on Saturday, September 10th. Volunteers are needed to set up the course on Friday and to help with race day. The BozeMonster Challenge is the major fundraiser for the Friends of Regional Parks, the group who is dedicated to the Dinosaur Playground and the development of Gallatin County Regional Parks. For more information go to


Start: September 10, 2011 10:00 am

Venue: Gallatin County Regional Park

Address: West Oak Street and Davis Lane, Bozeman, MT USA


Apostle To Speak In Bozeman (end spet. 10)

A member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will preside and speak at the Bozeman Montana Stake Conference on Saturday and Sunday, September 10-11, 2011. On Sunday, September 11, 2011, D. Todd Christofferson will speak in two general sessions at the Bozeman LDS Stake Center, 2915 Colter Avenue, in Bozeman. The first session is at 9 am and the second at 1 pm. The public is welcome.


From Place To Place (end sept. 15)



Winefest 2011 (end sept. 16)

Belgrade Community Library Foundation, Inc. presents: the 8th annual Winefest 2011
We will have a live and silent auction, live music, great local food, door prizes, and of course, over 20 wines to taste. Friday, September 16th, 2011 at the River Rock Community Center 101 River Rock Road in Belgrade from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Live auction will begin at 8:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit Belgrade Community Library Foundation, Inc. Space is limited. Get your tickets TODAY!
Tickets $20 each or two for $35. Available at Belgrade Community Library or Belgrade Liquor


Alive At 25 (end sept. 17)

Bozeman Course Offerings


Saturday, September 17th

9 to 1 pm at Bozeman Fire Station 3


This training is FREE and open to drivers 15

to 24 years of age. Participation in this

course may reduce insurance rates. Please

contact your insurance agent for details.



The 2nd Annual DREAM Buddy Walk is Saturday September 24th at 11 AM.

- Registration begins at 10 AM or you can register online at

- It is a one-mile fun walk at the Gallatin Regional Park otherwise known as the Dinosaur Playground.

- We will have complimentary food and drink after the walk that has been generously donated by local businesses ... Mackenzie River, La Parilla (so far).

- $10 to walk and a t-shirt is provided or you can donate online through our firstgiving page at

- Money raised helps DREAM (Down syndrome research, education and advocacy in Montana) provide local children and adults with Down syndrome assistance in paying for things like therapies, tutors, medical expenses, adaptive equipment etc.

- 7% goes to the National Down Syndrome Society

Christmas For The Troops (end sept. 24)

On September 24th from 9am-1pm, the Patriot Guard of Montana, a non-profit organization supporting our troops overseas and here at home, will be accepting tax-deductible gift and cash donations for their 4th annual “Christmas For The Troops”. 100% of donated items will be sent to our troops overseas and all cash donations will be used to pay the postage and to buy additional supplies for the troop’s packages. Patriot Guard members will be at participating businesses in the Bozeman area with lists of requested items from our troops. For more information about the Patriot Guard or a list of participating locations, call Chris at 406-220-1524.

Love In The Name Of Christ: (end dec. 13)/(Oct. 25)

Love In the Name of Christ of Gallatin Valley is offering the public two new courses coming up soon within their Change Your Life program which seeks to equip and empower people through knowledge and personal mentorship with caring people to make, REAL, the changes they are desiring in their lives. Love INC programs are available to everyone - ALL are welcome.

DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS: September 13 – December 13 (excluding Nov. 22), meets weekly on Tuesdays only, 6:30–8:30pm. Love INC is now accepting applications/registrations to enroll in this biblically based ministry to help children (ages 5-12) heal from the hurt caused by separation, divorce or abandonment by a living parent. This fun course uses drama, music, stories, activities and a compassionate leader to help children work through the different feelings and issues experienced in these circumstances. Snacks are provided. **Divorce Care Parenting Class, October 4 – November 8, also Tuesdays at 6:30-8:30pm, is a complimentary course catering to female parents/caregivers of the enrolled students. This required class prepares parents to help their children understand and utilize the information they learn in the DC4Kids class. Both programs will be held at Grace Bible Church on South 19th Avenue in Bozeman. There is no cost per child. Adults pay only $5.00 towards materials for the Divorce Care Parenting Class. Contact us ASAP at Love INC between 10am-2pm at (406) 587-3008 as the class roster will be limited. Application deadline: September 8th; however, the sooner the better, as this course tends to fill quickly.
BECOMING A POWERFUL PERSON: Powerful people have good self-esteem, are internally motivated, understand failure and understand how to recover from it. How would YOU like to be in control of YOUR life? What would life be like if you could enjoy it regardless of your circumstances and not worry about how people are treating you? This class, for ages 18 and up, is PACKED with tools that will transform your life and your relationships. You will have a Christian personal mentor to support and help guide you on this journey to transforming your life. Have fun and discover the amazing YOU! Class schedule: September 13 – October 25, meets weekly on Tuesdays only, 6:30–8:30pm. Contact us ASAP at Love INC (406) 587-3008 (10am-2pm) as class capacity is limited. Application deadline: September 6th .



no-charge public workshop taught by Michele Evans, a local bio-intensive farmer. Michele educates on soils and how they effect the nutrition of our foods. She also teaches people how to integrate bio-intensive gardening into their lives. Donations are being accepted for Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter.
Just Cleanse is a research based educational organization made up of professionals in different disciplines. We come together to provide education and solutions with health and eco resources.

Sept. 29th, 7 pm, JustCleanse Meeting Space, 9000 S. 19th Avenue, Bozeman

Pre-register online at or rsvp to



Registration starts at 8 am, doors open at 10 am, breakfast and lunch available. There will be raffles, door prizes, sales, vendors, seminars. Admission is $5 and 12 and under free. Go to

2011 Bogert Farmers’ Market (end September 27)

The Bogert Farmers’ Market kicks off June 7th this year, and runs every Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 thru September 27th. Every week there is live music, plus different community groups host weekly family activities. Space is limited at 100 vendors. If you are interested, or want more information, call 406-539-0216 or go to




IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN! The 2011 Livingston Farmers Market Begins Wednesday, June 1st and runs through September 28th, 4:30 to 7:30 with live music until 9pm at the Miles Park Bandshell next to the Livingston Civic Center. This destination event brings farmers, ranchers, musicians, artisans and craftspeople together for your shopping pleasure. Live music, sizzling burgers, cold beer, smokey bratwursts, and many other fine food choices round out the evening. Come early, stay late, get to know your friends and neighbors again after the long winter. On the banks of the Yellowstone River, framed by the majestic Absaroka Mountains, experience the charm and ambience of the Livingston Farmers Market. We’re growing for you!


Go to the Events Calendar at for exact dates of Special Event Days and live music for the Market, or call 222-0730 for more information.






Kids Summer Lunch Program (end aug 26)

The Gallatin Valley Food Bank announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to provide free, nutritious meals to children when school is not in session. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. All kids are invited to drop by for a meal, activities, or both! Parents are encouraged to call the Gallatin Valley Food Bank to find out more about the Summer Food Service Program. The program will run through AUGUST 26, 2011. The following sites will have meals available at no cost from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm weekdays:


Centennial Park, Corner of Tracy & Cottonwood (behind the Bozeman Senior Center)

The SOB Barn on MSU Campus, 1400 W Garfield

For further information, please contact the Food Bank at 586-7600 or



Northside Park and Soccer Fields’ Commemorative T-Shirt Art Contest (end aug. 27)

The Livingston Youth Soccer Association is pleased to announce the Northside Park and Soccer Fields First Annual Commemorative T-Shirt Art Contest, which is just one of many events that will mark the park’s Grand Opening, scheduled for Saturday, August 27.

All levels of artistic expertise are encouraged to enter the contest. There are two categories for entrants: Category 1 (ages 5 through 13) and Category 2 (ages 14 through 100+), and each category will have a grand prize winner! Winning designs will be used on this year’s Northside Park and Soccer Fields Phase 1 Commemorative T-Shirts. All entries must be mounted on a firm backing (e.g., foam core matting) and must be accompanied by an entry form. Hand-delivered entries will be accepted ONLY from 4 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 8 in the Livingston Public Library community room. Entries can also be mailed to NSPSF T-Shirt Art Contest, c/o Livingston Veterinary Hospital, 1104 East Park St, Livingston, MT 59047 and must arrive by Wednesday, June 8. Entry forms and more information can be downloaded at<


Open Burning (end: nov. 30, 2011)

Open buring in the State of Montana begins March 1st. Starting on the 1st residents of Gallatin County will be able to activate the required $15 Gallatin County Burn Permit to conduct burning. Permits can be purchased online at or in person at:

-Gallatin County Treasurer's Office, 311 West Main-Room 103 in Bozeman

-Bozeman Fire Station 1, 34 North Rouse in Bozeman

-Central Valley Fire District Station 1, 205 East Main in Belgrade

-Manhattan Fire Department, 222 Main in Manhattan

-Three Forks Public Library, 607 North Main in Three Forks

-Hebgen Basin Fire District Station 1, 400 Yellowstone in West Yellowstone

After permits are purchased, or renewed, the permit is good until November 30, 2011 when burn season closes. These permits need to be activated each day a permit holder burns either online at, or by automated telephone at 1-877-306-2876.


Northwest Energy Star (tfn)

Say you wanted to send a letter to a friend - it wouldn't be efficient to use a

typewriter… the highlight of technology 40 years ago… Advancements in

technology have made many things more efficient. So if you’re in the market for

a home, are you going to consider buying technology from 40 years ago?

Or will you buy a brand new home, built with today’s technologies – like efficient

heating & cooling and better insulation. If you want a better built more

comfortable home that saves energy and money every month –consider a

brand new ENERGY STAR certified home. To learn more, visit



Befrienders (tfn)

“Befrienders”, a local non-profit located at the Bozeman Senior Center, seeks to link isolated seniors with volunteers from the community. Volunteers may assist with shopping, take seniors for walks, or simply play cards. Check out our website at, or call Susan at 522-8169 for more information.

“Befrienders” links isolated seniors with community volunteers. Presently we have more senior applications than volunteers available. If you’ve considered participating in our program, now’s the perfect time to be matched with a senior friend. Check out our website at, or call Susan at 522-8169 for more information.


Gallatin County Solid Waste District: (tfn/has own psa running)

The Gallatin Solid Waste Management District holds a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to noon. We accept hazardous chemicals from residents free of charge. Hazardous wastes from businesses. Call: 582-2494 for more information.

• The Gallatin Solid Waste Management District will be hosting an e-waste event on Earth Day, Friday, April 22nd, from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds. It is free for the general public. The Logan Landfill accepts and recycles e-waste Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. from the general public and commercial enterprises for a fee.

• The Gallatin Solid Waste Management District maintains recycling sites throughout Gallatin County. Please do not throw garbage, glass, or items not recycled. It could jeopardize the program. In order to reduce our carbon footprint, and help keep Gallatin County’s air clean, please turn off your engines before you unload.

Human Development Clinic (tfn/has own psa running)

Have you been experiencing relationship problems, stress, loss, depression, anxiety, or do you have parenting concerns? Are you seeking support as you deal with these and other stressors in your life? The Human Development Clinic offers low-cost confidential counseling for individuals, couples, and families. For more information about affordable mental health counseling, call 994-4113. That’s 994-4113.


Hopa Mountain (tfn)

Hopa Mountain is a nonprofit organization that invests in rural and tribal citizen leaders, adults and youth, who are working to improve education, ecological health, and economic development ( On February 15, 2011 Hopa Mountain will be releasing our Together campaign, which seeks to raise awareness about the importance of early learning for children and their families.

Car Seat Check Up Events (end : until further notice)

2nd Thursday of each Month


9/8, 11/10, 12/8

4th Monday of each Month


8/22, 9/26, 10/24, 11/21, 12/19

Saturday 10:00-12:00

7/16, 9/24

Where: 34 North Rouse

Bozeman Fire Station 1

By appointment only please:



The Eagles (tfn)

For more than a century, the Fraternal Order of Eagles has had a major positive influence on our region, nation, world, and most importantly on our communities. The Eagles are hometown builders. We support our troops, police, firefighters, and others who protect and serve. To show our appreciation, we offer all Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, Correctional Officers, Emergency Medical Technicians, Military, and all Honorably Discharged Military one-year complimentary membership with the Eagles. For more information contact the Bozeman Aerie at 587-9996.


Low cost Counseling (tfn)

Have you been experiencing relationship problems, stress, loss, depression, anxiety, or do you have parenting concerns? Are you seeking support as you deal with these and other stressors in your life? The Human Development Clinic offers low-cost confidential counseling for individuals, couples, and families. For more information about affordable mental health counseling, call 994-4113. That’s 994-4113.




Habitat 4 Humanity Restore (tfn)

Due to the demands of our patrons, the HABITAT 4 HUMANITY RESTORE of Belgrade has increased it's hours and has expanded it's volunteer search. Call Mike or Lou at 388-2851 Thursdays/Fridays, 9:00-4:00,Saturdays 10:00-5:00 for our VOLUNTEER program information.

American Red Cross - Blood Drives (tfn)

The American Red Cross has a full slate of blood drives. To find out more about giving the gift of life and when their next drive is call 587-2790 or visit their website at


Safe and Alive

Montana's biggest killer is motor vehicle crashes. Safe and Alive presents the facts about motor vehicle passenger safety to empower Montanans to make the right personal, parental, and policy choices that touch the lives of individuals and families every day. These facts are based on statistics and studies from the Montana Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and other credible sources. To provide a better understanding of this topic, the Buckle Up/Safe Kids Coalition will be offering this free presentation to area businesses, agencies and community groups. For more information on how to host a Safe and Alive presentation, contact Stacy at Child Care Connections, 587-7786.

Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month at 6:30pm at Parkhaven Assisted Living & Retirement Community. For more information please call Chris at 282-7488.


AFS High School Exchange

Each year AFS gives a number of special families a chance to host an AFS High School exchange student. Most people have no idea how much hosting a young person from another country can bring to their lives. You can find out! Call 1-800-AFS-INFO for more information! Teens, join the fight against meth this summer by entering the Montana Meth Project's "Paint the State" contest, for a chance to win up to sixty-five hundred dollars! ($6,500). Use Montana as your canvas to design, create and display your anti-meth message: paint a barn, grain silo, storefront window, or design any other work of public art. So, if you're 13 to 18, here's your chance to say "Not Even Once" to meth and earn money this summer. For more information about the "Paint the State" contest visit