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Musical “Les Miserables”: Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. Two females, one male, ages 8-13: 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Females, males ages 14 and older: 5, 6, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 19, and 7, 8, 9 p.m. Monday, May 20. Rehearsals June-September. Performances Sept. 6-Oct. 5. Schedule audition, 248-1141.

Performing Artist Intensive Camp: Venture Theatre, 2317 Montana Ave. June 4-5. Students entering seventh through 12th grades for summer program. 591-9535;

Rimrock Opera: Musical theater and opera workshops, master classes for weeklong June festival. Also, roles in “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” Dec. 15 performance. To schedule, call 816-872-5032.


Chokecherry Festival logo: Lewistown Art Center. 8-by-10 inches or 9-by-12 inches containing wording “2013 Chokecherry Festival, Lewistown, Montana,” for use on posters, mugs, T-shirts, stationery. Winner receives $200 Lewistown Chamber Bucks. Deadline, May 15. Mail entries to Lewistown Art Center, P.O. Box 1018, Lewistown, MT 59457. 406-535-8278,

Cody Country Art League Annual Show: Cody, Wyo. Open to everyone. Show, June 14-July 14. Deadline, May 31. 307-587-3597;


Montana Music Institute: Riverside Middle School, 3700 Madison Ave. June 10-14. Music, dance, yoga, other classes for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Student assistant positions available, ages 13 and older: apply with $25 fee by May 24. 652-4467;

Summer Art: Lewistown Art Center. “Painting Bird Boxes,” June 11-13. “Painting the Tire Serpent at Frank Day Park,” June 18-20. “Bigger-Than-Life Paper Mache Masks,” July 16-18. “Plein Air Painting at Big Spring Creek Fish Hatchery,” July 30-Aug. 1. “Andy Goldsworthy’s Nature Art,” July 30-Aug. 1. “Native American Arts and Crafts,” Aug. 6-8. Registration, 406-535-8278;

Theater: Venture Theatre, 2317 Montana Ave. “New Faces,” acting, movement, music for third- through eighth-graders new to theater. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 8-19. “All Stars,” for students entering fifth through 12th grades with one year of Venture Summer experience or equivalent, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 22-Aug. 2. “Musical Theater,” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 5-9. “Advanced Acting,” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 12-16. 591-9535;


Adult dance: 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays. TDF Studio, 145 Regal St. Whole body workout, fusion of hip-hop, Latin, cardio, weight training, more.

Beginner and Intermediate Photography with Kenton Rowe: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Lewistown Art Center. With casual Q&A lunch. Bring own camera. Information, 406-535-8278;

Beginning Zentangle: Yellowstone Art Museum, 401 N. 27th St. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4. With Peggy Kopp. No experience necessary. $30, members; $35, nonmembers; $10, supply kit. 256-6804;

Belly dance: American Legion Hall, 1540 Broadwater Ave. Thursdays. Beginner, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Level two, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $10 per class. Sonja, 656-4476.

Belly dance: Grace United Methodist Church, 1935 Ave. B. Beginners, 6-7:30 p.m. Intermediate/advanced, 7:30-9 p.m. Call Tajik 591-5030, or Zahira Lahra, 860-6677.

Belly dance: Plaza Fitness, 131 Moore Lane. Mondays. Beginner, 7-8 p.m. Level two, 8-9 p.m. $10/class. Beth, 861-2677.

Belly dance: Rocky Mountain School of the Arts, Cody, Wyo. 6:15-7:45 p.m. Thursdays. $7 per class. 307-250-4633.

Belly dance: Worden VFW. 7 p.m. Thursdays. All ages. $10 per class; $60, eight-week session. Amina, 698-2191.

Big Horn BellyDance: Center for Performing Arts, Cody, Wyo. 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays. $6 per class; $65 for 12. 307-250-4633;

Creative Writers' Group: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Billings Community Center, 360 N. 23rd St. 657-3050.

Doumbek drumming: First and third Sundays. Beginner, 6:30 p.m. Experienced, 7 p.m. $5 per class. For location, call Beth, 861-2677.

Fiber Arts, Crafts: Schedules, locations vary. Knitting; crochet; embroidery; sewing; needle felting; papiér mâché; painting furniture, rocks, floor cloths. Susan Brandt, 254-9045.

Hands-On Homeschool Science: Audubon Conservation Education Center, 7026 South Billings Blvd. 2:30-2 p.m. Mondays, May 6, May 13, May 20. Ages 6-12. $10 per class. Registration, 294-5099.

Knitting, crocheting, fiber arts: Schedules, prices vary. Wild Purls Yarns, 1206 24th St. W. 245-2224;

Memoir Writer's Group: 2 p.m. Thursdays. Good Earth Market, 3024 Second Ave. N., second floor. With Natalie Goldberg's book, "Old Friend from Far Away," timed exercises, reading work aloud. Pamela, 256-6220.

Music: Karen Haughey Music Studio, 1840 Grand Ave. Ages 0-9, including three years group piano. Adult keyboard classes. 671-9574;

Oil painting: Hobby Lobby. 10 a.m.-noon Mondays. Linda Piper, 534-1029.

Oil painting with Tyler Murphy: Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery, Red Lodge. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 11. $40, members; $50, nonmembers. 406-446-1370.

“Itty Bitty Programs”: Venture Theatre, 2317 Montana Ave. Children entering kindergarten through second grade. “Theater the Final Frontier,” 9 a.m.-noon; “Cirque de Theater,” 2-5 p.m. June 10-14. “Once Upon a Theater,” 9 a.m.-noon; “Wild West Theater,” 2-5 p.m. June 17-21. “Shipwreck Theater,” 9 a.m.-noon; “Prehistoric Theater," 2-5 p.m. June 24-28. 591-9535;

"Registering for the Organ": Mayflower Church, 2940 Poly Drive. 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11. Any organists, musician, organ enthusiast welcome. Presented by American Guild of Organists. Free; donation collected to benefit music scholarship fund of Absaroka Fine Arts.

Teen writing group: 5-6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays of the month. Parmly Billings Library, 510 N. Broadway, second-floor large study room. 657-8258.

Watercolor: Barbizan Art Center, 14 N. 29th St., suite 101. Youth, 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Adults, 9-11:30 a.m., Thursdays, Fridays. 208-3064.

Watercolor: Sunrise Studio & Art Gallery, 2923 Montana Ave. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays and 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 294-0199.

Watercolor and sketching: Q's Art Shop & Gallery 15 North, 1511 Sixth Ave. N. Tuesdays, Thursdays. Beginner-advanced. 248-1102;

West Coast Swing dance: Mondays. Elysian School, 6416 Elysian Road. Beginning Basics, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Beyond Basics, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Social dancing, 9:30-10 p.m. Free. Janee, 860-9886; Jean, 252-5602.


Big Sky Chorus: St. Bernard Catholic Church, 226 Wicks Lane. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Men's barbershop chorus. Guests welcome. 259-6628.

Billings Community Band: Lincoln Center band room, 415 N. 30th St. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. New members welcome. 259-3476.

Billings Pops Orchestra: St. Luke's Episcopal Church Hall, 119 N. 33rd St. 7-9 p.m. Thursdays. Contact Jacquie, 245-4537,

Stillwater Chorale: Community Congregational Church, Columbus. 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For anyone in and around Stillwater County area. Free; music purchase may be required. John Sellers, 406-322-5890, 406-290-4253.

Sweet Adelines: Evangelical United Methodist Church, 345 Broadwater Ave. 7 p.m. Mondays. Women's barbershop singing group. Guests welcome. 947-5029, 855-3083.


Dutch oven cooking: Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyo. Saturday, May 25. 307-578-4110;