Saturday Live

Event occured on Sat, Sep 29 2012, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm MDT

Saturday Live in Pioneer Park. The 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, benefit  will add a new feature – free Zoo Montana animal shows.

Saturday Live, which is the largest school carnival in the region, raised $108,000 last year. It always features games, imaginative booths, food, and live entertainment. But this year, Jeff Ewelt, executive director of Zoo Montana, will showcase live animals in stage shows, as well as at a booth throughout the day.

Saturday Live offers free shuttle service at two locations. Park at the Montana State University Billings parking lot on Virginia Lane and Rimrock Road or the Billings Clinic parking lot on North 30th Street and Ninth Avenue North. The shuttle drops carnival-goers at the Zimmerman Center on the west side of Pioneer Park. The shuttles run every 15  to 30 minutes throughout the day.

There is also a 9 a.m. fun walk, sponsored by Billings Clinic. For more information about entry fees and pre-registration, visit

For a complete list of all the activity and food booths that will be present at this years event, log on to the Saturday Live website at:

Saturday Live tickets will be pre-sold at each of the schools and will also be available at Pioneer Park the day of the event.

Saturday Live benefits the 39 Billings area public schools and the Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools, an independent, nonprofit foundation established to enhance education opportunities in the Billings Public Schools.

Saturday Live is the signature event of the Education Foundation, now in its 16th year. Other Foundation activities include classroom grant awards, teacher and student scholarships, Partners in Education, summer reading lists, alumni directories, Reading Rocks and educational programs.

For more information about the event, to volunteer, apply for grants, or to contribute, call Julie Whitworrth, event coordinator of the Education Foundation at 245-4133 or visit their website at


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