Friday, October 10, 2003
BILLINGS — The NILE kick-off dinner and dance begins with a no-host social hour at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. For tickets, call 256-2422 or 1-800-366-8538.
The NILE Stock Show, Pro Rodeo and Horse Extravaganza opens Wednesday at MetraPark and continues through Saturday, Oct. 15-18. Enjoy fine rodeo action. Check out all the stock brought in from around the state. Take in horse training and horse care seminars. There are also Dutch oven cooking lessons, a trade show, an antique farm plow display, programs by Dancer Davis (storyteller and chuckwagon historian) and much more. General admission to NILE is free. For information, call (406) 256-2495. For rodeo tickets, call 256-2422 or 1-800-366-8538.
BILLINGS — The Friends of the Library's annual book sale at Parmly Billings Library is from Thursday to Sunday, Oct. 16-19. Once again, the Friends will be offering thousands of used and nearly new books for children and adults at prices ranging from 25 cents to $1. There will also be a large number of collectible books available at specially marked prices. The Thursday sale from 7 to 9 p.m. is open to members of the Friends or to those who wish to join at the door. The annual Friends meeting at 6:30 p.m. will discuss the year's activities and officers will be elected for the upcoming year. The rest of the sale, Friday through Sunday, is open to the general public. Sunday will be a half price day. Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 657-8258.
BILLINGS — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County will hold the Fall Harvest Party at 505 Orchard Lane from noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 17. "Freeeky Friday Festivities" include games/activities, prizes, food/candy and a bunch of Freeeky Friday Fun. Dinner is served at 4 p.m., hosted by the Riverside Optimists. Youth of all ages are welcome; children under 5 must have parent supervision. The admission fee is $3 per child or two nonperishable food items. Proceeds cover the cost of hosting the event. For more information, call 245-2582.
BILLINGS — Thane Maynard, vice president of public information at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, will talk to children about wolves and other North American wildlife. His talk is at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at ZooMontana, and the cost is the zoo's general admission. Free admission is offered to the first 30 children in grades 3-6 who call to RSVP. Call the Education Department at 652-8100, ext. 2, to sign up. Maynard is best known as a writer and host of numerous wildlife programs including the daily "90-Second Naturalist" which is heard on KEMC in Billings and on other National Public Radio stations. Maynard is the author of 13 books on wildlife. His latest work, "Working With Wildlife," is an exploration of various careers in wildlife.
BILLINGS — The Billings Caledonian Society will sponsor a bingo night at the American Legion at 1540 Broadwater Ave. on Saturday. Proceeds from the event will go to the Society's scholarship fund. A potluck meal starts at 6 p.m., and all are welcome. Call John Anevski at 245-4574 for details.
BILLINGS — Writer's Voice will present a free reading by Lee Silliman at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Western Heritage Center at 2822 Montana Ave. His book is titled "A Ride to the Infernal Regions: Yellowstone's First Tourists."
FORSYTH — The Rosebud Foundation is holding the annual Black Tie/Blue Jeans Dinner at the Forsyth Country Club on Saturday, Oct. 18. The event starts with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by a four-course gourmet dinner. Guests can help solve a murder mystery entitled "The Adventures of Dash Hamlett, Private Eye." Tickets are $30 per person. Call (406) 356-7710 for a reservation.