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Friday, 6/14

COMMUNITY

Fiesta Car Show registration: For information about the annual Fiesta Car Show at South Park on July 20, call Jay Krug at 628-8872, Char Krug at 698-2851, Jamie Krug at 855-3569, or email mexicanfiestacarshow@hotmail.com.

Northern Pacific Depot, 1915

The Billings Northern Pacific Depot was opened in March of 1909.

Hoof It With a Historian walking tour "Then & Now: Picturing Billings (Depot Neighborhood)": 10 a.m. Starts at Billings Depot, 2310 Montana Ave. $10. Reserve tickets at ywhc.org.

Science block party, 25th anniversary celebration: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Home Science Tools, 665 Carbon St. Hands-on science activity booths, including super bubbles, learning about animal teeth with ZooMontana. Barbecue, refreshments. Door prizes for first 125 guests. Raffle drawings at noon and 1 p.m. Free.

STAGE

The Ladies Foursome

From left Sarah Holm, Lynette Bell Ryder, Liz Heald, and Kristi Osterlund star in Billings Studio Theatre's production of "The Ladies Foursome," a story of friendship told over the course of 18 holes of golf, where secrets and confessions unravel as the women discuss love, children, and everything in between. Directed by Dan Nickerson, the production takes place at Billings Studio Theater June 7 - 9, 13 - 16, and 20 - 22. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees take place at 2 p.m. Tickets, costing $20 for adults, and $18 for students and member of the military, are available at www.billingsstudiotheatre.com or by phone at 248-1141.

Play "The Ladies Foursome": Doors 7 p.m. Curtain 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. $20 adults; $18 seniors, students, military. Tickets at box office and billingsstudiotheatre.com.

Play "Zorro": 5:30 p.m. Billings Petroleum Club, 27 N. 27th St., 22nd Floor. Salty Dinner Theater production. $100. Benefits Tumbleweed. Tickets at tumbleweedprogram.org/events.

Salty Dinner Theater presents "Zorro"

"Zorro!" — featuring the famed sword-wielding vigilante — comes to Billings to benefit Tumbleweed Program, which provides services to runaway, homeless, and vulnerable youth. The performance takes place June 14 at the Petroleum Club, starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available at www.tumbleweedprogram.org and proceeds benefit Tumbleweed's Drop-In Center and facilitation of interventions in the lives of homeless youth. 

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COMMUNITY

Roundup: Used Book Sale of the Friends of Roundup Community Library. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Masonic Hall. Paperback books 25 cents each, hardback books $1 each. Book sets also for sale. Proceeds benefit library. 406-323-1802.

Sidney: Program “The Perfect Pair: Beer + Cheese with Meadowlark Brewing.” 7 p.m. MonDak Heritage Center. Travis Peterson and Tim Schnars discuss the art and science of pairing beer and cheese. $25 members, $35 nonmembers. 406-433-3500, mondakheritagecenter.org.

MUSIC

Norris: Neil Filo Beddow. 7 p.m. Norris Hot Springs. 406-685-3303, norrishotsprings.com.

Red Lodge: Jarrett Kostrba. 6:30 p.m. The Pollard Pub.

Big & Rich

Big & Rich perform at Last Best Country Fest at South Park in 2015. The group returns to Montana this weekend to perform at Headwaters Country Jam at “The Bridge” west of Three Forks. Local and national acts hit the stage, including Mark Chesnutt, Rodney Atkins, Kelsea Ballerini, Michael Ray, LANCO, Walker Hayes, Tyler Rich, Ross Ellis, Devon Worley Band, Jessica Lynn, Rachel Lipsky, Annie Brobst, and Lyssa Coulter, to name a few.

Three Forks: Headwaters Country Jam. The Bridge. Three-day festival includes headliners Big & Rich, Kelsea Ballerini, Rodney Atkins, Mark Chesnutt. Camping available. Details, tickets at headwaterscountryjam.com.

STAGE

Lewistown: Play “Charlotte’s Web.” 6 p.m. The Hall. Presented by Judith Mountain Players. $15. Tickets at Lewistown Art Center & at the door, as available.

Saturday, 6/15

COMMUNITY

Artist talk with Maggy Rozychi Hiltner: 2 p.m. Toucan, 2505 Montana Ave. Rozycki Hiltner will discuss history of the skeleton in art, followed by a Q&A session. The event is free and open to the public. Following the talk, Toucan hosts an Artist (Anti)Social, a monthly gathering of artists and creatives from the Billings area.

Author Event: 5:30 p.m. This House of Books, 224 N. Broadway. Evan McKinney “High Iron to Fairbanks.” 534-1133, thishouseofbooks.com.

Food Truck Battle on the Yellowstone

The Food Truck Battle on the Yellowstone, a fundraiser by the Breakfast Exchange Club of Billings, takes place on the grounds at MetraPark on Saturday from noon - 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Veterans Matter to help support veterans with deposits associated with renting housing. 

Food Truck Battle on the Yellowstone: Noon-7 p.m. MetraPark grounds. Live music by D’tective, noon-3 p.m. and The Brickhouse Band, 3:30-6:30 p.m. With kids’ zone, veterans information booths. Free for veterans and ages 12 and younger; $5 for others. Benefits Veterans Matter, providing assistance to veterans with obtaining housing through the Veterans Assisted Supported Housing.

Open house: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. Explore grounds with free borrowed knapsack with field guide and binoculars, rent canoe ($10 per hour, free for members), talk with naturalist. 294-5099, mtaudubon.org/center.

Program "Documenting the Montana Night Sky": 7:30 p.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. With John Ashley. 294-5099, mtaudubon.org/center.

Sip & Sizzle: 2-6 p.m. at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, 1335 Holiday Circle. Annual yearly summer grilling season kickoff with the Montana CattleWomen and Montana Beef Council. Fundraiser for Zonta Club of Billings with grilled beef samples, grilling technique demonstrations, recipes, wine and food paring suggestions. Family-friendly with games and activities for the kids. Free. 281-8400, yellowstonecellars.com.

Weekend Wonders family program “Lost Ladybug Project”: 3-4:30 p.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. $5 per person, free for members. Registration recommended. 294-5099, mtaudubon.org/center.

STAGE

Play "The Ladies Foursome": Doors 7 p.m. Curtain 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. $20 adults; $18 seniors, students, military. Tickets at box office and billingsstudiotheatre.com.

Play "Zorro": 5:30 p.m. Billings Petroleum Club, 27 N. 27th St., 22nd Floor. Salty Dinner Theater production. $100. Benefits Tumbleweed. Tickets at tumbleweedprogram.org/events.

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COMMUNITY

Lewistown: "Hands on Montana" community party. 2-8 p.m. Downtown, at corner of Fourth Avenue South and West Main Street. Live entertainment, artist demonstrations, local food and beer, contests, family activities. Sponsored by Lewistown Art Center.

Livingston: Medicinal plant walk. 9 a.m.-noon. Deep Creek Trailhead. Monthly walks through September with Angela Segraves, herb and plant medicine specialist. $30 single walk, $100 for series of four. Registration required at paradisepermaculture.org.

Red Lodge: Annual garage sale. 10 a.m. Red Lodge Ales.

Red Lodge: FM 99 25th anniversary celebration: 11 a.m. Lions Park. Free barbecue.

Roundup: Used Book Sale of the Friends of Roundup Community Library. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Masonic Hall. Bag sale ($2 or $4 per filled bag). Proceeds benefit library. 406-323-1802.

MUSIC

Norris: Tone Benders. 7 p.m. Norris Hot Springs. 406-685-3303, norrishotsprings.com.

Red Lodge: Jonah Morsette Band. 6:30 p.m. The Pollard Pub.

Three Forks: Headwaters Country Jam. The Bridge. Details, tickets at headwaterscountryjam.com.

STAGE

Lewistown: Play “Charlotte’s Web.” 2 and 6 p.m. The Hall. Presented by Judith Mountain Players. $15. Tickets at Lewistown Art Center & at the door, as available.

Sunday, 6/16

MUSIC

The Martins with guest Charlotte Ritchie: 6 p.m. Faith E Church. Free, but offering collected. 656-8747, faithe.org.

STAGE

Play "The Ladies Foursome": Doors 1:30 p.m. Curtain 2 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. $20 adults; $18 seniors, students, military. Tickets at box office and billingsstudiotheatre.com.

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COMMUNITY

Red Lodge: Annual garage sale. 8 a.m. Red Lodge Ales.

MUSIC

Norris: Michael Trew. 7 p.m. Norris Hot Springs. 406-685-3303, norrishotsprings.com.

Red Lodge: Acoustic jam. 1-4 p.m. Honey's Café.

Monday, 6/17

COMMUNITY

Summer STEAM kids program: 2 p.m. This House of Books, 224 N. Broadway. Leslyn Johnson presents hands-on program working with gourds, from seed through their life cycle. Includes making gourds into birdhouses. Children can take home a plant and a birdhouse. Free. Designed for ages 4-10, but everyone welcome. 534-1133, thishouseofbooks.com.

Tuesday, 6/18

COMMUNITY

Nature Nuts: 10-11 a.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. Weekly program with varying themes for ages 1-4, with adult accompaniment. $6 per child, free for members. 294-5099, mtaudubon.org/center.

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ARTS

Red Lodge: Kids’ Clay Camp. Red Lodge Clay Center. 10 a.m.-noon daily through June 21. $60. 446-3993, redlodgeclaycenter.com.

Wednesday, 6/19

COMMUNITY

Open house: 4-7 p.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. Explore grounds with free borrowed knapsack with field guide and binoculars, rent canoe ($10 per hour, free for members), talk with naturalist. 294-5099, mtaudubon.org/center.

Tim Lehman

To commemorate the 143rd anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, This House of Books will host Tim Lehman, professor of history at RMC and member-owner at This House of Books, as he discusses how and why he tackled the project of writing “Bloodshed at Little Bighorn,” on Wednesday. The free event will also explore how the battle, and the monument, fit with the larger narrative of how history shapes identity, regionally and nationally.

Program "Writing the Little Bighorn": 6 p.m. This House of Books, 224 N. Broadway. Tim Lehman, professor of history at RMC and member-owner at This House of Books, discusses how and why he tackled the project of writing “Bloodshed at Little Bighorn,” in commemoration of 143rd anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Free. 534-1133, thishouseofbooks.com.

Giorgio, an Afghan hound

Giorgio, an Afghan hound owned by Denise Kelly of Marsing, Idaho, yawns as he is brushed before competing at the Yellowstone Valley Kennel Club's Eastern Montana Copper Circuit Cluster conformation dog show at the MetraPark Pavilion in 2017. This year's show will take place June 19-22 at the Montana Pavilion at MetraPark.

Yellowstone Valley Kennel Club Dog Show: Montana Pavilion at MetraPark. Metrapark.com.

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COMMUNITY

Livingston: Farmers market. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Miles Band Shell Park. Rain or shine. For farmers market special event and music schedule, go to westernsustainabilityexchange.org.

Thursday, 6/20

COMMUNITY

High Noon Speaker Series "Saving Our Stars: Documenting the Montana Night Sky": Noon. Western Heritage Center, 2822 Montana Ave. With John Ashley, photographer. Free. 256-6809, ywhc.org.

Poetry jam: 7 p.m. Kirk’s Grocery, 2920 Minnesota Ave. No advance registration required. 503-209-2394.

Yellowstone Valley Kennel Club Dog Show: Montana Pavilion at MetraPark. Metrapark.com.

STAGE

Play "The Ladies Foursome": Doors 7 p.m. Curtain 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. $20 adults; $18 seniors, students, military. Tickets at box office and billingsstudiotheatre.com.

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COMMUNITY

John Taliaferro

John Taliaferro will read from and discuss his book, “Grinnell: America's Environmental Pioneer and His Restless Drive to Save the West,” at the Billings Public Library on Thursday. Taliaferro is a graduate of Harvard College, a former senior editor at Newsweek and the author of five previous books, including “All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay from Lincoln to Roosevelt,” winner of the Douglas Dillon Award.

Livingston: Author reading, discussion. 7 p.m. Elk River Books. John Taliaferro, “Grinnell: America's Environmental Pioneer and His Restless Drive to Save the West.” Free. 406-333-2330, elkriverbooks.com.

MUSIC

Red Lodge: Red Lodge Songwriter Festival. 1 p.m. Venues throughout town. Late Night at the Festival outside of Front Bar 9 p.m. Details, full schedule, tickets at redlodgesongwriterfest.com.

Friday, 6/21

COMMUNITY

Program "Chimney Swift Training": 6:30-9:30 p.m. Montana Audubon Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. Learn about chimney swifts and survey techniques. All ages. Free. 294-5099, mtaudubon.org/center.

Hoof It With a Historian walking tour "Hidden in Plain Sight: Details of Downtown": 10 a.m. Starts at Western Heritage Center, 2822 Montana Ave. $10. Reserve tickets at ywhc.org.

Spring Into Shopping: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Shrine Auditorium, 1125 Broadwater Ave. Small-business booths, collectibles, crafts, antiques. Free admission.

Yellowstone Valley Kennel Club Dog Show: Montana Pavilion at MetraPark. Metrapark.com.

STAGE

Play "The Ladies Foursome": Doors 7 p.m. Curtain 7:30 p.m. Billings Studio Theatre, 1500 Rimrock Road. $20 adults; $18 seniors, students, military. Tickets at box office and billingsstudiotheatre.com.

ELSEWHERE

ARTS

Big Timber: Opening reception. 5-7 p.m. Two Rivers Gallery. Works by Livingston artist and photographer Audrey Hall, ceramicist Coco Andren; jewelry designs by MSU metalwork professor Bryan Peterson and his students; jewelry by artist and sculptor Jeff Schaezle. Free. 406-932-4009, info@tworiversgallery.net.

Ucross: Artist reception, talks, “Intricate Form: Brenda Mallory + Sydney Pursel: 2018 Ucross Native American Fellows.” 7 p.m. Ucross Art Gallery. Multidisciplinary exhibit with works on paper, video, installation, sculpture through Sept. 28. 307-737-2291, ucrossfoundation.org.

MUSIC

Laurel: Rock the Block. 6 p.m. Town Square. Music by The Cimarron Band.

The Cimarron Band

The Cimarron Band, featuring Laura, Andy and Nicole Wilson.

Norris: Lang Termes. 7 p.m. Norris Hot Springs. 406-685-3303, norrishotsprings.com.

Powell, Wyo.: Yellowstone Summer Music Camp concert. 2 p.m. Nelson Performing Arts Center Auditorium. Nwc.edu/music.

Red Lodge Songwriter Festival

Billings singer/songwriter Jessica Eve (right) is seen with Red Lodge based musician Al Cooper at a previous Red Lodge Songwriter Festival. Eve is one of more than 20 songwriters performing at the fourth annual festival, taking place in various venues across the mountain town June 20-22.

Red Lodge: Red Lodge Songwriter Festival. 1 p.m. Venues throughout town. Nashville Songwriters in the Round, Roman Theater, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Songwriters open mic at Snow Creek Saloon 9 p.m. Details, full schedule, tickets at redlodgesongwriterfest.com.

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