Nonprofit Network

Program Schedule

2018

Friday, December 21, 2018
3:00 pm5:00 pm
Sage Lodge 55 Sage Lodge Drive Pray, Montana 59065

Come meet and greet the reindeer of the Sage Lodge express!

Friday, December 14, 2018
3:00 pm5:00 pm
Sage Lodge 55 Sage Lodge Drive Pray, Montana 59065

Come meet and greet the reindeer of the Sage Lodge express!

Saturday, December 8, 2018
10:00 am11:00 am
Livingston Civic Center

Livingston Recreation Department will be hosting our FIRST Annual Breakfast with Santa
at the Livingston Civic Center on Saturday, December 8th, 2018!

Tickets will include:
• Meet and greet with SANTA himself!
• Full Pancake Breakfast with all the trimmings!
• Santa Photos!
• Holiday Cookie Decorating!
• Christmas Craft to take home!

Friday, December 7, 2018
5:00 pm9:00 pm
Lincoln School, 215 E Lewis St, Livingston, MT 59047

Friday, December 7, 2018
5:00 pm9:00 pm
Downtown Livingston

Livingston Chamber Christmas Stroll!

Santa will arrive at 5:30pm on Main Street
Pictures with Frosty at Sarah Skofields
Pictures with Santa at Livingston Home Outfitters
Polar Express reading at The Murray Hotel
Christmas Tree Sales by Ace Hardware on Main Street.
Warming stations
Vendors & More

If you would like to be a vendor please call 406-222-0850

Friday, December 7, 2018
3:00 pm5:00 pm
Sage Lodge 55 Sage Lodge Drive Pray, Montana 59065

Come meet and greet the reindeer of the Sage Lodge express!

Thursday, December 6, 2018
6:00 pm9:00 pm
Gardiner, MT

More details to come!

Saturday, December 1, 2018
4:30 pm8:30 pm
Gardiner Community Center
Festival of Trees: North Yellowstone Education Foundation

Festival of Trees, Saturday, December 1, Community Center. Help North Yellowstone Education Foundation support Gardiner School and have fun and get ready for the holidays! 4:30 Happy Hour & Tree Viewing; 6:00 Dinner; 7:00 Live Auction. Live music, silent auction, door prizes (including diamond necklace!). $30 tickets (includes beverages) at Kremer’s Conoco, Wonderland Café, or see board member. Looking for themed tree/wreath donations. Call Gail, 406.366.1292. Thanks to K-Bar Pizza & Xanterra Parks and Resorts for donating beer and wine!

Saturday, December 1, 2018
9:00 am4:00 pm
Livingston Civic Center 229 River Drive Livingston, MT 59047

This one-stop shopping extravaganza features handmade toys, apparel, jewelry, baked goods, artwork, and more, and admission is free to the public! It's inside the Livingston Civic Center from 9-5 on December 1st. Chef's Table Food Truck & Catering will be serving breakfast and lunch, and the City of Livingston, Montana will offer activities for your kids while you shop. More details and a map of vendors will be added later.

Vendors: Last year's vendors will be mailed a registration packet the week of October 15th-19th. They will have until November 2nd to reserve their space. After that, we will open it up to our waiting list. If you would like to be on our vendor waiting list, please email your contact info (mailing address, phone number, and email address) and product information to info@westernsustainabilityexchange.org. We will send you registration materials when we determine whether we have space for you.

Saturday, December 1, 2018
8:00 am4:00 pm
Park County MT Fairgrounds 46 View Vista Drive Livingston, MT 59047

Park County Fairgrounds, Livingston, MT
Bring the kiddos! Santa Claus & Face Painting

Arts « Crafts « Food

Vendors call 406-222-4185 or stop by the Fair Office
8x8’ table $40 | 8x16’ table $70 | 8 x 32’ table $100

Friday, November 30, 2018
5:00 pm10:00 pm
Livingston Elks Lodge 246 130 S. 2nd Street Livingston, MT 59047

Silent auction and chili 5pm and live auction 7:30pm

Saturday, November 17, 2018
8:00 pm10:00 pm
Shane Lalani Center for the Arts
More Than Bruises: Shane Lalani Center

More Than Bruises shares the stories of women from the Gallatin Valley. This original verbatim play weaves together their stories of abuse and healing into a play that challenges us to truly listen and invites us to come together as a community.

The play was created solely from interviews with survivors and aims to provide a space for survivors of domestic violence to share their stories with each other and with the larger community. By co-sponsoring this powerful show, HAVEN and Verge Theater aim to raise awareness and stimulate dialogue about domestic violence, as well as to foster communities of support, large and small, for victims and survivors.

Please be mindful that this play contains descriptions of physical, sexual, and psychological violence, and may not be suitable for all viewers.

THIS SHOW IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC BUT SEATING IS LIMITED; PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SEATS TODAY.

This project was made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Montana Arts Council.

Friday, November 16, 2018
8:00 pm10:00 pm
Shane Lalani Center for the Arts
More Than Bruises: Shane Lalani Center

More Than Bruises shares the stories of women from the Gallatin Valley. This original verbatim play weaves together their stories of abuse and healing into a play that challenges us to truly listen and invites us to come together as a community.

The play was created solely from interviews with survivors and aims to provide a space for survivors of domestic violence to share their stories with each other and with the larger community. By co-sponsoring this powerful show, HAVEN and Verge Theater aim to raise awareness and stimulate dialogue about domestic violence, as well as to foster communities of support, large and small, for victims and survivors.

Please be mindful that this play contains descriptions of physical, sexual, and psychological violence, and may not be suitable for all viewers.

THIS SHOW IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC BUT SEATING IS LIMITED; PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SEATS TODAY.

This project was made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Montana Arts Council.

Thursday, November 15, 2018
8:00 pm10:00 pm
Shane Lalani Center for the Arts
More Than Bruises: Shane Lalani Center

More Than Bruises shares the stories of women from the Gallatin Valley. This original verbatim play weaves together their stories of abuse and healing into a play that challenges us to truly listen and invites us to come together as a community.

The play was created solely from interviews with survivors and aims to provide a space for survivors of domestic violence to share their stories with each other and with the larger community. By co-sponsoring this powerful show, HAVEN and Verge Theater aim to raise awareness and stimulate dialogue about domestic violence, as well as to foster communities of support, large and small, for victims and survivors.

Please be mindful that this play contains descriptions of physical, sexual, and psychological violence, and may not be suitable for all viewers.

THIS SHOW IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC BUT SEATING IS LIMITED; PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SEATS TODAY.

This project was made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Montana Arts Council.

Thursday, November 15, 2018
5:00 pm9:00 pm
The Livingston Depot Center 200 E. Park Street Livingston, Montana 59047
12th Annual Free Backcountry Film Festival: Timber Trails

Get the winter feels + feed the hungry. FREE admission!

12th annual Timber Trails' Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival is Thursday, November 15th at The Livingston Depot Center downtown. Doors open at 5pm, Films start at 7pm.

Huge Raffle + Silent Auction with ski stay & stay packages, a season pass to Bridger Bowl, top brand gear and much more. Enjoy Beer thanks to Neptune's Brewery and food thanks to Follow Yer' Nose BBQ with all proceeds benefiting Loaves & Fishes of Livingston.

The Backcountry Film Festival is produced annually by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered winter experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community. Learn more and see trailers at https://winterwildlands.org/backcountry-film-festival/

All funds raised go directly to Loaves & Fishes of Livingston, serving over 75 meals a day, six days a week, at no cost to the community! Last year over $10,000 was raised through the raffle and silent auction of $11,000+ worth of donated goods and - with your help - we hope to raise over $10,000 for Loaves & Fishes again this year!

Raffle prizes and auction items include Ski & Stay packages with getaways to Lost Trail, Showdown, Whitefish, Big Sky, a season pass to Bridger Bowl, top-notch gear from Patagonia, DPS, Kuhl, Alpina, Voile’, Arc'teryx, Keen shoes, Hydro Flask, Stanley, prAna, Adventura and much more. Stay tuned for more details.

Phone 406-222-9550 with any questions.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
6:00 pm8:00 pm
Uncorked Wine & Cheese Bar 212 W. Park Street Livingston, MT 59047

Montana Matriarch November Meet-Up!

Join Montana Matriarch, and our featured nonprofit ASPEN - Abuse Support & Prevention Education Network, for our November Meet-Up at Uncorked Wine & Cheese Bar!

We will be holding a donation drive for ASPEN during this event, so be sure to check out their wish list using the link below and consider bringing an item if you can!
https://www.aspenmt.org/inkinddonations

Interested in attending a Montana Matriarch gathering, but not sure what to expect? Let us tell you more about it!

Montana Matriarch gatherings are open to all those who identify as women and would like an opportunity to meet other women from the community who share their values. Unless otherwise noted, gatherings are held at Uncorked Wine Bar in Livingston, Montana, and a portion of the proceeds from the evening are contributed to the Montana Matriarch Fund. We may also occasionally use our gatherings to serve as a supply drive for local organizations in need, so keep your eyes peeled for those opportunities as well!

Gatherings begin at 6:00 pm. When you arrive you’ll be greeted, asked to make a name tag and encouraged to order a beverage of your choice. If you are a new member make sure to ask for a free drink token, otherwise you are responsible for purchasing your beverage.

Once everyone has arrived and settled in, you will have an opportunity to hear from our Montana Matriarch Chairs, who will provide updates on membership, fund development, and upcoming opportunities to engage in the community. We will then introduce a featured nonprofit guest, who will take a few moments to share about the great work they are doing in our community and answer questions about their efforts.

Following these announcements, we will provide all in attendance with an opportunity to engage in a facilitated dialogue. You will be encouraged to meet new people, share more about your interests, and discuss what matters most to you in our community.

These structured portions of our gatherings generally last 30-45 minutes, after which women are invited to stay and socialize. You can also use this time to share your ideas with us, ask questions, and sign-up for a membership if you’d like.

These gatherings are low-key and there is no pressure on you! We have women attend solo and we have women who attend with their friends. You can participate to whatever extent you’d like to, and you are welcome to come and go at any time!

Sunday, November 11, 2018
3:00 pm5:00 pm
Park High School 102 View Vista Drive Livingston, MT 59047

Park High Staff is taking the stage again! Murder in the Knife Room is a A one-act comedy by Jonathan Rand. Tickets available at the doors and all proceeds go to benefit the PHS Theater Department.
Adults - $10, Students - $5

One murder, ten suspects. Who killed Mysterious Host? Could it be Respected General? What about Wealthy Dowager? Or maybe it was Santa Claus. The mystery unfolds as Inexplicably Omniscient Inspector takes on the most thrilling and baffling murder case in the history of thrilling and baffling murder cases.

Friday, November 9, 2018
7:00 pm9:00 pm
Park High School 102 View Vista Drive Livingston, MT 59047

Park High Staff is taking the stage again! Murder in the Knife Room is a A one-act comedy by Jonathan Rand. Tickets available at the doors and all proceeds go to benefit the PHS Theater Department.
Adults - $10, Students - $5

One murder, ten suspects. Who killed Mysterious Host? Could it be Respected General? What about Wealthy Dowager? Or maybe it was Santa Claus. The mystery unfolds as Inexplicably Omniscient Inspector takes on the most thrilling and baffling murder case in the history of thrilling and baffling murder cases.

Thursday, November 8, 2018
6:00 pm8:00 pm
Livingston Depot
16th Annual Beer and Wine Tasting: Livingston Depot Foundation

Antibiotic and Antiviral Herbs/ Tincture Making

Thursdays, November 1 & 8th , 2018 6-8pm each night

$40 for both classes
$5 per tincture covers all supplies for each tincture you make

November 1st will be an in-depth look at viral and bacterial infections worldwide, the importance of having Antiviral and Antibiotic Tinctures and which tinctures to have on hand. November 8th we will make a variety of Tinctures that will address viral and bacterial infections. Students will have the option of choosing to make Tinctures of Echinacea Angustifolia, Licorice Root, Sage, Juniper, Oregon Grape, Red Root, Rhodiola, Elderberry and Valerian.

Bev Axelsen's plant studies have taken her from Montana mountains and prairies to the jungles of Belize and Costa Rica and over to the island of Bali. As a teacher and guide for others she said, "I have become a life-time student in awe of plant life. In classes we work together as students and teachers with the plants; the most important outcome being our direct experience."

Directions to Livingston workshop location provided upon registration.

Contact Bev by email walkswithburros@mac.com, or register online www.paradisepermaculture.org

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
7:00 pm9:00 pm
Park Photo 115 S. Main Street

Shane Doyle, Crow Tribe, and John Zumpano, photographer, Crow Fair photos and Crow culture, 100th anniversary of the Crow Fair.

Park County Nonprofit Network - Conflict Resolution Skills

About the Presenter

Lisa Hammer completed her undergraduate studies in Sociology at the College of Saint Benedict in central Minnesota, and her Juris Doctorate at Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul. Lisa relocated to Montana in 2010 and completed a Master’s in Public Administration at MSU Bozeman. She has completed additional training in general and family mediation, is a certified mediator in the state of Montana, and is a licensed attorney in both Minnesota and Montana.
After serving as a board member, Lisa recently moved into the position of Program Manager for the Community Mediation Center in Bozeman, and manages the CMC’s Family Mediation, Justice Court, School Peer Mediation, MSU Res Life and Victim Impact programs. Lisa also has a private legal practice in Livingston concentrating on contract drafting, reduced-fee mediation and limited scope legal services.
In addition to legal work, Lisa runs a cow-calf ranching operation with her husband near Livingston and is the mom of two rowdy toddlers. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her kids and family (and dogs, chickens, horses and cattle) in the mountains and can to cook a mean hotdish.

This event is free and open to the public! All we ask is that you give us a heads up you are planning to attend by registering.

Saturday, November 3, 2018
10:00 am4:00 pm
Shane Lalani Center for the Arts 415 E. Lewis Street Livingston, MT 59047
Pottery for Paws: Stafford Animal Shelter

Homemade Holiday gifts for a great cause! Join us for "Pottery for Paws" at Shane Lalani Center for the Arts sponsored and instructed by Andy Art! All ages welcome - prices start at $10! 100% of the proceeds donated to Stafford Animal Shelter.

Antibiotic and Antiviral Herbs/ Tincture Making

Thursdays, November 1 & 8th , 2018 6-8pm each night

$40 for both classes
$5 per tincture covers all supplies for each tincture you make

November 1st will be an in-depth look at viral and bacterial infections worldwide, the importance of having Antiviral and Antibiotic Tinctures and which tinctures to have on hand. November 8th we will make a variety of Tinctures that will address viral and bacterial infections. Students will have the option of choosing to make Tinctures of Echinacea Angustifolia, Licorice Root, Sage, Juniper, Oregon Grape, Red Root, Rhodiola, Elderberry and Valerian.

Bev Axelsen's plant studies have taken her from Montana mountains and prairies to the jungles of Belize and Costa Rica and over to the island of Bali. As a teacher and guide for others she said, "I have become a life-time student in awe of plant life. In classes we work together as students and teachers with the plants; the most important outcome being our direct experience."

Directions to Livingston workshop location provided upon registration.

Contact Bev by email walkswithburros@mac.com, or register online www.paradisepermaculture.org

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Marks In & Out 801 W Park St, Livingston, MT 59047

Flu Shots available for community members at the Mark's In & Out!

Ages 6 months - 64 years

Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:00 pm7:30 pm
Livingston Park County Public Library 228 W. Callender Street Livingston, MT 59047

Have you heard about the ongoing Custer Gallatin forest plan revision and wondered what it’s all about? Have you lost track of where we are in the process? Are you looking for a refresher on what’s at stake in this revision process?

Join us for a fun evening to learn about the forest plan revision and how you can be a part of it. Regardless of your background or familiarity with the process, this event will provide useful tools, helpful background information, and an engaging review of how it all works.

And did we mention there will be free pizza, a scavenger hunt, and prize giveaways? This free event is open to the public and all ages are welcome.

Thursday, October 25, 2018
5:00 pm6:30 pm
East Side East School Gym 401 View Vista Drive
Keep the Lights on STEM Open House

The event will spotlight the range of programming available at LINKS for Learning, including its unique Science, Technology, Engineering and Math enrichment activities. Lights On Afterschool is a nationally held event which celebrates the important role that afterschool programs play in their communities and the lives of the students and working families they serve. All children, families and community members are invited to attend this free event.

•When: Thursday, October 25th, 5:00-6:30pm
•Where: East Side School Gym, 401 View Vista Drive
•What: Free STEM hands on activities, free dinner, Learn how to program a Lego Robot station, Fly Tying Outdoor Science station and support afterschool for all youth!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
7:00 pm9:00 pm
Park Photo 115 S. Main Street

David Kallenbach, Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation executive director gives program about the ABW. 40th Anniversary.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
LivingstonFood Resource Center 202 S 2nd St, Livingston, MT 59047

Flu Shots available for community members at the Livingston Food Resource Center

Ages 6 months - 64 years

Friday, October 19, 2018
6:00 pm10:00 pm
TBD

More information coming soon!

Park County Nonprofit Network - Nonprofit Marketing on a Budget

About the Presenter

Rachel grew up in Minnesota, but has a long rooted history in Montana. Her parents grew up in rural Eastern Montana and she has lots of extended family scattered throughout the state. She attended Montana State University and earned a B.S. in Psychology.

Rachel has worked in marketing and sales her entire career and is currently the Owner and President of Markouture, a boutique marketing agency based in Livingston that focuses on helping small businesses and non-profits.

She is the co-founder and organizer of Tap into Montana Craft Beer Week and Brew Fest and the co-founder and co-chair of Montana Matriarch, a community organization focused on manifesting women’s civic engagement.

Rachel resides in Livingston with her husband Brian, their two boys Liam and Gage and their dog Lewis. They love spending time camping and playing outdoors, seeing live music and exploring Montana and beyond.

This event is free and open to the public! All we ask is that you give us a heads up you are planning to attend by registering.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6:00 pm8:00 pm
Uncorked Wine & Cheese Bar 212 West Park Street Livingston, MT 59047

Join us at Uncorked for a casual and fun get together to learn more about the new Montana Matriarch Women's Giving Circle, created in partnership with the Park County Community Foundation.

​Our monthly gatherings are designed to raise awareness around issues of critical importance in our community while also having the opportunity to meet other women and enjoy some social time over your favorite drink.

About Montana Matriarch:
Montana Matriarch is a women's giving circle based in Livingston, Montana. Members gather and give monthly, and use their voices to determine how their resources and energy will be used to strengthen the communities of Park County.

By becoming a member, you will be part of a network of women who are committed to improving the community through philanthropy.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
7:00 pm9:00 pm
Park Photo 115 S. Main Street

U of M Emeriti Professor Clem Work, author of Darkest Before Dawn: Sedition and Free Speech in the American West. 100th anniversary of WWI.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
9:00 am5:00 pm
West Creek Ranch, Emigrant, Montana
Registration closes October 2
Park County Nonprofit Network - Situational Leadership: Keeping the Motivational and Developmental Wheels On

About the Presenter
Shannon Stober, Principal and Owner of Verve Exchange, is an accomplished community service entrepreneur and facilitator who regularly trains an consults on the topic of volunteer management. She is passionate about people and service, and strives to empower others with the skills needed to create positive change through leadership. Prior to launching Verve Exchange Shannon held staff positions with a variety of National Service organizations including the Montana Campus Compact, the Montana Conservation Corps, and the Governor's Office of Community Service.

This event is free and open to the public! All we ask is that you give us a heads up you are planning to attend by registering.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
7:00 pm9:00 pm
Park Photo 115 S. Main Street

Ed Saunders, author of Knapsacks and Roses, Montana’s Women Veterans of World War I and retired Lieutenant Col. of U.S. Army. 100th anniversary of WWI.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
12:00 pm1:00 pm
Livingston Food Resource Center
ASPEN's Lunch & Learn #4:Human Trafficking in Montana

Join us for ASPEN's 4th Violence Prevention Summer Lunch and Learn on August 22 from 12:00-1:00 pm at The Livingston Food Resource Center.

Free Lunch with registration: register by emailing abbie@aspenmt.org or calling 406-222-5902.

Sunday, September 23, 2018
9:00 am4:00 pm
Chico Hot Springs 163 Chico Road Pray, MT 59065

This race covers 18 miles of gravel road, USFS dirt and scree jeep roads, and trails directly below Emigrant Peak in Paradise Valley. It climbs from 5,000 feet in Emigrant to 8,000 feet near Emigrant Peak and descends to the finish line at Chico Hot Springs in Pray Montana at 5,250 feet. Starting near the Yellowstone River at the Sage Lodge on Chico Cemetery Road in Emigrant, Montana, you will run past the site of the historic Yellowstone City gold settlement (c. 1864-1866) where some of the first gold seekers came to Montana to find fortune. Continue to Old Chico, and turn right up Emigrant Gulch. This is a dirt/scree jeep road that travels between steep canyon walls and past abandoned mines and has several steep sections. Your feet will get wet running through Emigrant Creek and you will continue up to the turn-around at the aid station near the St. Julian Mine (c. 1906). Pick up your Chico swim nickel at the turnaround, that is how you "get your gold". Descend out of the gulch, turn right at Old Chico road and run down to the finish line at Chico Hot Springs. For more information visit Yellowstone City 30K Facebook page.

Awards and After Party
Afterward, gather for awards, beer, and lunch provided by Chico Hot Springs. There will be trucker hats for everyone and awards for the top 3 male and female finishers, and 1st male and female masters.

This event is looking for volunteers! Please contact Colleen if you are interested!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
5:00 pm8:00 pm
Park County Fairgraounds 46 View Vista Drive Livingston, MT 59047

RETHINK POVERTY.
Have you ever had to decide between paying the utilities or buying groceries?

THE SIMULATION EXPERIENCE - The poverty simulation experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month.

The object is to sensitize participants to the realities faced by low-income people. In the simulation, up to 88 participants assume the roles of up to 26 different families facing poverty.

This is not a game, it's a simulation designed to gain insight into the realities people face in our community.

Volunteers needed! Please contact Ashley Peterson.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
4:00 pm9:00 pm
Katabatic Brewing Co.

LINKS Pint for a Cause Night! Katabatic will donate $1 for every pint served!
-Links for LINKS for sale- yummy hot dogs!
-Enjoy live music!
-Sign ups available for the Moose Chase Kids Race!

LINKS for Learning after school and summer enrichment programs nourish children by engaging their curiosity and providing activities that build skills for lifelong success.

LINKS supports families by providing a positive, educational environment while parents are working, giving parents peace of mind and confidence to focus on their roles and responsibilities.

To find out more and make a donation, visit:
http://www.livingston.k12.mt.us/links.html

Friday, September 7, 2018
7:00 pm9:30 pm
10th Annual Night Owl Run

***In the past nine years, the Night Owl Run has raised over $47,000 with all proceeds donated back to local education and youth organizations and programs.***

The 10th annual Night Owl Run is a fun run (or walk), on a 4.06 mile course (because of our famous solo Montana area code) with multiple prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 10th, 15th, 50th and 75th place in both male and female participant categories, youngest and most seasoned participants and male and female 1st place Master’s Division participants.

A $50 cash prize is awarded for the best owl costume for one adult; however, it must be worn during the run! Prizes for best youth owl costumes are also distributed.

Food and bevvies are served at the post race barbecue with fruit and plenty of water to go around. Participants 21 years of age and older also receive a free Night Owl pint glass filled with beer of choice (usually with at least one or two refills) at the barbecue area.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
10:30 am12:30 pm
Livingston HealthCare
Trauma Informed Practice Training

Livingston HealthCare is hosting several Trauma Informed Practice Training on September 4th and 5th. For more information and to register click "More Information"

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
8:00 am10:00 am
Livingston HealthCare
Trauma Informed Practice Training

Livingston HealthCare is hosting several Trauma Informed Practice Training on September 4th and 5th. For more information and to register click "More Information"

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
6:00 pm8:00 pm
Livingston HealthCare
ARC (Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency) Training

Livingston HealthCare is hosting one ARC Training on September 4th from 6 - 8pm. The ARC Training is meant to build on information provided from Trauma Informed Practice Trainings. For more information and to register, click "More Information". The training is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
1:00 pm3:00 pm
Livingston HealthCare
Trauma Informed Practice Training

Livingston HealthCare is hosting several Trauma Informed Practice Training on September 4th and 5th. For more information and to register click "More Information"

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
9:00 am1:00 pm
Livingston HealthCare
Trauma Informed Practice Training

Livingston HealthCare is hosting several Trauma Informed Practice Training on September 4th and 5th. For more information and to register click "More Information"

Monday, September 3, 2018
10:00 am4:00 pm
215 E Lewis St, Livingston, MT 59047
Mondays at the Lincoln School Farm - Farm to School of Park County

Many hands make light work! Every Monday through August, join F2SPC at the Lincoln School Farm to help us establish the Farm where we will grow food for our community's children. Shade, water and tools provided.

Nonprofit Network: Making the Ask: Be Successful When You Ask for Money

Making the Ask: Be Successful When You Ask for Money

Having a solid individual donor strategy is crucial to sustaining your organization. Learn how to confidently engage in conversations about how to financially partner in the important work you do! In this workshop you will learn why your donors are motivated to give and how to tap into that motivation. Join us to learn and practice your newly honed asking skills!

About the Presenter
As the Program Officer for Local Community Foundations, Gursky is the key liaison with local community foundations in Montana. She provides them with technical expertise while identifying and connecting in-state and out-of-state funders with local community initiatives. Gursky also provides training for nonprofit board members and staff, leads. Jenifer has 10 years’ experience in grassroots fundraising. She’s raised money for political campaigns, faith-based projects, community initiatives, and community nonprofits. Before joining MCF, Jenifer was asking people to join a vision of a hunger-free community as the Development Director for Helena Food Share. Jenifer holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Montana and found her love in her minor, International Development.

This event is free and open to the public. To register please click the blue box in the upper right hand corner of this page!

Monday, August 27, 2018
10:00 am4:00 pm
215 E Lewis St, Livingston, MT 59047
Mondays at the Lincoln School Farm - Farm to School of Park County

Many hands make light work! Every Monday through August, join F2SPC at the Lincoln School Farm to help us establish the Farm where we will grow food for our community's children. Shade, water and tools provided.

Saturday, August 25, 2018
5:30 pm9:00 pm
Shane Lalani Center for the Arts

Please join us on Saturday, August 25th for the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts’ annual Spotlight Gala!
In addition to raising money for a good cause, Spotlight Gala 2018 shines a light on our artistic friends in the community, and features special music and entertainment, exquisite food, an open beer and wine bar, and a chance to explore the Shane Center behind-the-scenes.
Catered by: Food 4 Thought
Dinner Music by: John Garre & Friends
Live Music Under the Tent with Bill Payne
Tickets are $85 per person before August 10th. Tickets are limited so make sure to reserve your seats today!

Saturday, August 25, 2018
8:30 am12:00 pm
Livingston HealthCare 320 Alpenglow Lane Livingston, MT 59047
TrailsRx Run - Livingston Recreation Department and Livingston HealthCare

5K Foot Race beginning and ending at Livingston HealthCare.
Race benefits local TrailsRx program.
Prizes for Top 3 Male/Female Finishers and Top Male/Female Youth.

Volunteers Needed! Contact Maggie.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
12:00 pm1:00 pm
Livingston Food Resource Center
ASPEN's Lunch & Learn #3: Media and Violence

Join us for ASPEN's 3rd Violence Prevention Summer Lunch and Learn on August 22 from 12:00-1:00 pm at The Livingston Food Resource Center.

This presentation and discussion will consider and analyze how media and society play an important role in normalizing violence in our culture, with specific emphasis on relationships. Plus, tips and tools for teaching consent and respect to all ages, as well as how to potentially shift your practice or media critique to take on some of these dangerous, normalized occurrences.

Free Lunch with registration: register by emailing abbie@aspenmt.org or calling 406-222-5902.

Monday, August 20, 2018
10:00 am4:00 pm
215 E Lewis St, Livingston, MT 59047
Mondays at the Lincoln School Farm - Farm to School of Park County

Many hands make light work! Every Monday through August, join F2SPC at the Lincoln School Farm to help us establish the Farm where we will grow food for our community's children. Shade, water and tools provided.

Saturday, August 18, 2018
4:00 pm6:00 pm
Katabatic Brewing Company

Join us for our 4th Annual LEF Scavenger Hunt. Race with up to five friends around downtown Livingston (no cars this year) to win all while supporting the public schools in Livingston, MT. Visit our website for more info and registration form, email at info@lefmt.com or call at 406-222-5266!

Saturday, August 18, 2018
9:00 am12:30 pm
Chico Hot Springs

Come check out the new disc golf course at Chico Hot Springs Resort while supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Park and Sweet Grass Counties! Discs will be provided to all participants, and everyone 17 and under will receive 1 free disc! Not sure how to play? We'll teach you! Event will include raffles, hole in one contest, 50/50 and more! Grab n' Go Breakfast, Lunch, and Beverages provided. Donations towards BBBS requested in lieu of tickets. Join us on August 18th and learn about our fabulous sponsors, play some disc on an incredible new course, and enjoy beautiful Paradise Valley! Can't wait to see you there!

Volunteers needed! Contact Maddy if you're interested.

Friday, August 17, 2018
4:00 pm8:00 pm
Miles Bandshell Park 229 River Dr, Livingston, MT 59047
National Night Out - Livingston Police and Recreation Departments

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.
National Night Out provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances while bringing back a true sense of community.
The Livingston Police Department is partnering with Livingston Recreation Department to help make this event happen. This event will offer free access to the Livingston City Pool, as well as other family friendly activities.
The LPD is also using this event to gather school supplies and backpacks for the upcoming school year, for children in our community.

Monday, August 13, 2018
10:00 am4:00 pm
215 E Lewis St, Livingston, MT 59047
Mondays at the Lincoln School Farm - Farm to School of Park County

Many hands make light work! Every Monday through August, join F2SPC at the Lincoln School Farm to help us establish the Farm where we will grow food for our community's children. Shade, water and tools provided.

Friday, August 10, 2018
6:00 pm9:00 pm
Livingston Center for Art and Culture

This gala evening is the culmination of an annual 5 day paint out. 25 artists from all over the region have come to park county and paint en plein air. The artists bring their "wet" paintings to the Center to be compete for cash prizes and have their recent work hung in the gallery for a month long exhibit. All the paintings are for sale at VERY reasonable prices and 35% of the proceeds go towards supporting the Livingston Center for Art and Culture's mission. National and local corporate sponsors, as well as private donors make this event happen year after year. The gala evening is the kick off for the month long exhibit and all art is for sale through the Livingston Center for Art and Culture. We will also be sponsoring the WSE's farmers market on the 8th and providing a free children craft.

Volunteers needed! Contact Kathy if interested.

Monday, August 6, 2018
10:00 am4:00 pm
215 E Lewis St, Livingston, MT 59047
Mondays at the Lincoln School Farm - Farm to School of Park County

Many hands make light work! Every Monday through August, join F2SPC at the Lincoln School Farm to help us establish the Farm where we will grow food for our community's children. Shade, water and tools provided.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
4:00 pm7:00 pm
East Side School Gym

Prizes will be awarded to the student who reads the most minutes and raises the most minutes. Classes will present and share their literacy projects they created over the summer. We will end the afternoon with ice cream and celebrate a summer of reading success! This will take place in the East Side gym.

Monday, July 30, 2018
10:00 am4:00 pm
215 E Lewis St, Livingston, MT 59047
Mondays at the Lincoln School Farm - Farm to School of Park County

Many hands make light work! Every Monday through August, join F2SPC at the Lincoln School Farm to help us establish the Farm where we will grow food for our community's children. Shade, water and tools provided.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
5:30 pm6:30 pm
G Street Park Picnic Shelter - Livingston
Rotary Ice Cream Social

Come help us celebrate the new picnic shelter at Mike Webb Park (G Street Park)! The Water Spray Park at G Street Park has seen heavy use during the past three summers. In addition to families and daycares using the park, "Links for Learning" summer campers regularly visit the park as part of their weekly schedule. With hard work and generous support from various donors, we were able to finish this much needed shelter and gathering place for the community. The dedication will be held Tuesday, July 24 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the picnic shelter. Free ice cream from our local Dairy Queen will be provided. Please share with your neighbor and friends so we may get the word out!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
12:00 pm1:00 pm
Livingston Food Resource Center

Active listening is a communication technique that is used in counseling, training, and conflict resolution. This session will be lead by a Emily Kempe, HAVEN's Outreach Coordinator, and will help to foster active listening skills and tools for the workplace and beyond. Join us for this free hour to understand and practice active listening as a means for enhanced advocacy and connection. Lunch is free with registration.

Gardiner will be holding it's first annual Brewgrass Festival, Saturday July 21st, 2018. The event is a fundraiser for North Yellowstone Education Foundation. Bring everyone to this family friendly event and enjoy local brews, wine, live music, food, and a kid's village full of activities to keep them occupied! $20 Tickets available at the Tumbleweed until July 20th. $25 at the gate.

Volunteer for a free ticket! www.volunteersignup.org/XLEW8

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
10:30 am11:45 am
1220 N 13th St, Livingston, MT 59047
Wiggly Wednesday at Northside Park

During the summer months Wiggly Wednesdays will be held once per month at a different park!
In July, join us on the 18th at Northside Park for some kite flying, family games and snacks with Community Health Partners and Livingston Food Resource Center!

This is a family-friendly event and parents are encouraged to participate with their kiddos.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
12:00 pm1:00 pm
Livingston Food Resource Center
ASPEN's Lunch & Learn #1: Understanding Victim Blaming

Join ASPEN's trained staff for a FREE and interactive afternoon that will address victim blaming as it relates to domestic and sexual violence. We will also discuss how victim blaming is interwoven into understanding barriers for those working to leave abusive situations/relationships, how to be better advocates, and language and skills to support survivors both professionally and personally.

This presentation will include an activity, so be ready to move around!

A delicious and FREE lunch will be provided to all who register!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
6:00 pm8:00 pm
Washingston Elementary School
Farm to School of Park County Solstice 4 Mile Sun Run

We are celebrating the beginning of summer and the longest day of sunshine with a 4 mile fun run/walk/ (Bike or stroll for kids 12 and under). Strollers are also welcome - be mindful that the path is off-road at points.

Register your friends and family for this event to show your support for Farm to School of Park County.

The registration fees cover the cost of a the race and a modest donation to the F2S program.

The first 30 race registrants get guaranteed swag!

We have a new logo and some awesome sponsors so the t-shirts are extra special this year.....

Individual rate of $20 until June 1st. $25 after June 1st.
Family rate of $50 for 3 or more family members.

We'd like the race to be as accessible to as many as possible. Livewell49 has generously offered to sponsor 5 scholarships, please let us know if you're interested!

If kids do not prefer to run/walk/bike or be stroller-pushed, then we will have some garden games at Washington school. Please let us know if interested.

Friday, May 18, 2018
6:00 pm9:00 pm
Mountain Sky Guest Ranch

Where: Mountain Sky Guest Ranch Pavilion480 Big Creek Road Emigrant, MT 59027
What: BAR B Q dinner cooked by Head Chef Jonathan Nelson of Livingston Healthcare
-Korean Short Ribs – Pork – Chuck Roast – and more!
Live bluegrass music by Benson’s Landing Band!
Chance to win a raffle for Round of Golf for 4 at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch!

Reserve your ticket: $50/person includes dinner & 2 drink tickets
Email: margy.dorr@livingston.k12.mt.us call: (650)868-9471

Event Sponsors: Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, Livingston Healthcare, Neptune’s Brewery, MAP Brewing Co., The Office Lounge, and Spirits

A good cause: Our goal is to raise much needed funds for our summer LINKS enrichment program. Summer LINKS operates for 7 weeks in the summer time and offers a full day of high quality programming for children grades 1-5. Working parents and scholarship families rely on LINKS summer programs. LINKS relies on grants and community support to sustain our enrichment programs. Your support of this fundraiser will help sustain LINKS’ programs and make a difference in a child’s life this summer!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
11:30 am1:00 pm
Livingston Food Resource Center
Nonprofit Network - Volunteer Management

Volunteer Management: Top 10 Tips and Tricks

Working with volunteers has the potential to be one of your organization’s most rewarding interactions with the community while also representing one of the most taxing activities on one’s work plan. In this fast-paced and engaging session, Shannon will provide a list of her Top-Ten Tips & Tricks for Volunteer Management and provide participants with the opportunity to brainstorm around their specific volunteer challenges, practices, and goals.

Saturday, April 28, 2018
8:30 am10:00 am
Livingston Food Resource Center

The Livingston Food Resource Center is sponsoring a Community Breakfast, open to Livingston and Park County residents, this coming Saturday morning, the 28th, between 8:30 and 10:00. Come enjoy breakfast with your neighbors; talk with Livingston and Park County Commissioners; and, get the latest construction project report from the Livingston City Manager.

Breakfast is free for people who come with a positive attitude and constructive ideas. Please RSVP via this Facebook event, so we have an idea of headcount.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
11:30 am1:00 pm
Livingston Food Resource Center 202 S. 2nd Street Livingston, MT 590147

When it comes to achieving progress on difficult issues, working together can beat working alone. When you reach across the invisible lines that often divide organizations and sectors, you tap into new ideas, new resources and create new partnerships that can help achieve your goals.

Join us for an interactive workshop on Meaningful Collaboration: Working Better Together. Participants will have the opportunity to gain a clear understanding of the benefits and challenges of collaboration, and learn examples of what effective (and ineffective) collaboration can look like. Participants will also have the chance to put theory into practice and explore common goals and opportunities for collaboration with fellow Park County organizations. Walk out of this workshop with new ideas, new connections and feeling inspired!

Meet the Presenters

Mary Anne Keyes has been with MSU Extension since 2007 as the 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent. Mary Anne’s background in adult education has helped her facilitate and participate in community discussions surrounding behaviorial health, positive youth development, and food safety. Mary Anne lives in Livingston with her husband and three children.

Katie Weaver joined MSU Extension in 2013 as the Economic & Community Development Agent for Park County. With over thirteen years of community and economic development experience in rural communities throughout the West, she has led efforts in food systems, business and entrepreneurship, infrastructure, downtown redevelopment, housing, workforce, and leadership development. Katie’s deep understanding of capacity building and her expertise in bringing communities together is integral to the sustainability of these efforts.

The event is free and open to the public. Please register online or call the Park County Community Foundation at 406-224-3920.