Saturday, March 12, 2005
Prom-dress swap coming
Prom time is coming soon.
This year the Junior League of Billings, along with its second-hand boutique, the Wise Penny at 2606 Montana Ave., is hosting a prom-dress exchange.
Young women can donate their clean, used dresses to the Wise Penny by Wednesday. Anyone who donates up to three dresses will receive Wise Penny Bucks to apply toward a new dress or other special-marked merchandise on the day of the sale, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 19.
Accessories such as shoes, purses, and jewelry are also needed as donations and will be available on the day of the swap. Junior League volunteers will act as personal shoppers to assist in finding sizes and coordinating accessories to create a complete outfit for the prom.
The Wise Penny is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays.
Proceeds from the swap benefit the Junior League of Billings, an organization of women dedicated to improving the lives of area youths and their family support systems.
Taking on hill ignites passion
Skiing can be a challenge when you're starting out.
Cary, a blogger from Senior High, knows the drill on the bunny hill and the passion that comes when the skills finally click.
Catch her experiences in QuarterSpent, the teen blog on billingsgazette.com under "online specials." And post your own comments.
Frangipane franky has already weighed in and talks about inching down the mountain while held by his dad.
Cars, concerts and more are at the blog site.
Preview Day set in Billings
Preview Day for prospective students and their parents will be held at Montana State University-Billings and at the MSU-Billings College of Technology, 3803 Central Ave., on Friday, March 18.
Preview Day is a program designed for prospective students to visit the schools to get a firsthand look at the various programs they have to offer.
During Preview Day, students and their parents will have the opportunity to tour the campus; learn about campus life and the various services offered, including financial aid and scholarships; talk with current students; and have lunch with members of the faculty.
Students and parents attending Preview Day on the MSU-B main campus will check in at 8:30 a.m.; students and parents attending Preview Day at the College of Technology will check in at 9:15 a.m.
To register for Preview Day, call the MSU-Billings Admissions Office at (800) 565-MSUB or 657-2158; or register on the Web at www.msubillings.edu/admissions/directory/subfolders/previewdayform.htm.
Teen discussions on books set
Parmly Billings Library's teen book discussion group, which meets on the third Tuesday of each month, has selected titles to read and talk about for the next three months.
The discussion group is open to middle-school students who are interested in reading and talking about what they read with their peers.
The following books will be discussed:
March 15: "Flood" by James Heneghan.
April 19: "Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents" by Terry Pratchett.
May 17: "The Big Burn" by Jeanette Ingold.
Space is limited for the discussion group, and registration is required. The discussion group begins at 7 p.m. at the library, 510 N. Broadway. To register, call 657-8258. The library will provide a free copy of each book to those who register.