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Suggestions from the Enjoy Bloggers on events and activities to attend this weekend:

 

What: Ales for Trails.

When: 5-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. A brewer's hour, for an additional $5, is 4-5 p.m.  

Where: Dehler Park, Ninth Avenue North and North 27th Street.

Why: Sample regional microbrews and wine while chilling to music by Funk in the Trunk at this fundraiser for Billings' bicycle and walking trails.

Cost: $30, advance, at Montana Cycling and Ski, Base Camp, The Bike Shop, The Spoke Shop or at bikenet.org. $35 at event.


What: Friends of the Poor Walk/Run.

When: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 29.

Where: St. Vincent de Paul.

Why: Get some exercise in great fall weather while helping in a simultaneous, nationwide event to raise awareness of the challenges faced by the nation’s poor and to raise money to help them. All money raised locally will be used locally.


What: Saturday Live.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

Where: Pioneer Park.

Why: The giant carnival is full of family fun and helps area schools.

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.

Information: 245-4133 or www.efbps.org.

Bonus event: 9 a.m. fun walk at Pioneer Park, sponsored by Billings Clinic. For more information about entry fees and pre-registration, visit www.efbps.org.


What: Magic City Shorts Film Festival.

Where: Babcock Theatre, 2812 Second Ave. N.

Why: The daylong event features screenings of 18 short films from five states. The early screening runs from noon to 2 p.m. and features 11 films.

The premiere event is 7 to 10 p.m. It features the top eight films, followed by a Q&A with filmmakers.

Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for students for both events.

Information: For a listing of the films to be shown, the order of showing and names of the creators, visit billingsgazette.com/calendar.


What: Pink Tie Affair.

When: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

Where: Big Horn Resort.

Why: The Keller family started the nonprofit Ramsey Keller Memorial after the infant's death to pay for funerals for babies under the age of 1 in Montana.

Saturday's benefit for the memorial includes a dinner, dance and silent auction.

Information: www.kisses2heaven.com tells more of the story.


What: Bo Reichenbach Benefit Concert.

When: 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Where: ZooMontana, 2100 S. Shiloh Road.

Why: American Legion Andrew Pearson Post 117 and the Blue Star Mothers are sponsoring the benefit concert and barbecue for Billings native and U.S. Navy SEAL Bo Reichenbach, who was severely wounded by an IED in Afghanistan in July.

Music will be provided by GT Hurley, who is debuting his new CD "Tough Horses," and a favorite local act Zoeller & Blattie.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.

 

For more ideas about things to do on the weekend and throughout the week, see billingsgazette.com/calendar, where you can also provide information about your upcoming public events. 

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