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Paint Up Montana painting Billings homeA dozen members of the Billings medical community will paint a residence at 6 Sherrie Lane beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 7.

The volunteer painters will include doctors, nurses and other members of the medical staffs at Deaconess Billings Clinic and St. Vincent Healthcare.

This will be the 105th house painted by members of Paint Up Montana over the last four summers.

Paint Up Montana is a nonprofit corporation that organizes volunteers statewide to paint the homes of low-income families at no charge.2,000 sign up for reading programThe Parmly Billings Library Summer Reading Program, “Racing Across 100 Years of Reading: Parmly Billings Library 1901-2001,” is in full swing with 2,000 children and young adults registered. Registration for the program will continue until July 14, so there is still time to get involved.

Children who participate will receive reading logs to record time spent reading. By recording time spent reading and in other activities, they will earn “reading tickets” they can redeem for a T-shirt. The tickets also can be used to register for prizes to be given away at the End of Summer Reading Open House on Aug. 4.

Story times will be held every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the program. The last story time for the summer will be July 27.

Weekly activities for older children will be held every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. until the end of the program. Events include a tae kwan do demonstration, an African adventure and a visit from Mark Twain.

For more information, call the Youth Services Desk at 657-8256.

Outlaws to be final fair showThe last-night show event to be scheduled for this year’s MontanaFair is Billings Outlaws Indoor Football in an exhibition game.

The opponent for that event has yet to be announced.

Billings Outlaws owner, Duane Anderson of Billings, is eager to make it an All-Star game and is working toward that goal. Game time is 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, in the MetraPark Arena.

Poison, Warrant, Quiet Riot, and Enuff Z’Nuff will perform in concert on Sneak-A-Peek night on Aug. 10 followed by Sheryl Crow at 7 p.m. Aug. 11. Chris LeDoux is in concert on Aug. 13.

On Aug. 14, World Of Outlaws sprint-car racing returns to the MetraPark track for the third year.

Arenacross, will rev up inside the arena at 7 p.m. Aug. 15. And three nights of Championship MontanaFair Rodeo round out the week on Aug. 16-18 in the arena. The Aug. 18 rodeo will feature the top 10 from the two previous competitions.

Ticket for Billings Outlaws football, Arenacross and National Rodeo Association Rodeo action cost $12.75 reserved for rodeo or football (no reserved for Arenacross), $10.75 for general-admission seats for any of these events and $8.75 for general-admission tickets for ages 6 to 11 years. Kids 5 and under attend free in general-admission seating.

A new special offer for this year is the 4 Pack, offering four general-admission seats for $25 for football, Arenacross or Aug. 16 or 17 rodeo.

Seats are still available for the World Of Outlaws and the Poison, Crow or LeDoux concerts. Ticket prices for World of Outlaws are $65.75, $35.75, $30.75, and $25.75; Poison, $31.75 and $25.75; and Sheryl Crow or Chris LeDoux, $25.75.

Tickets are available at the MetraPark Box Office, Rimrock Mall Customer Service Counter and the Alberta Bair Theater Box Office.

To order by mail, send checks, payable to MontanaFair, to: Tickets; P.O. Box 2514; Billings, MT 59103. To order by phone, call 256-2422 or, toll free, 1-800-366-8538. Fax orders to: (406) 256-2340. A form to print, complete and fax is available on the MetraPark Web site: http://www.metrapark.comBands to play for AIDS fund-raiserSix Billings-area bands are featured at the first Wrapped Tour.

The event is a community collaboration between InterMountain Planned Parenthood’s Positive Force Players Teen Board and Yellowstone AIDS Project’s Shout AIDS group.

The fund-raiser is an opportunity to learn more about these issues and listen to music in a drug-, alcohol-, and tobacco-free environment.

Slated for Aug. 6 at Dr. Feel Goods/Desperados and made possible in part by Project Help, the tour is open to teens and young adults. Tickets are $5 before the event or $6 at the door.

Call Michelle or Kirsten for information at 248-3637, ext. 34.

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