Events – April and May 2014
Henry Real Bird Book Reading and Lecture
Elk River Arts & Lectures will host former Montana Poet Laureate Henry Real Bird for a reading and a visit with local high school students on Monday, May 12. Real Bird will visit with Park High School students during the day, then give a reading at Elk River Book’s new location, 120 N. Main St. in Livingston, at 7 p.m. The reading is free, and will be followed by a reception and signing. The reading is co-sponsored by the Murray Hotel. Elk River Arts & Lectures is a non-profit (501c3 status pending) that seeks to bring writers to Livingston for free public readings, and also to provide opportunities for those writers to interact with local public school students. Last fall, ERAL lecturers spoke to and worked with more than 250 Park High students.
The Seed Underground – Janisse Rey Book Reading
Award-winning author Janisse Ray will read from and discuss her latest book, The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food, at Elk River Books on Friday, May 9. Gary Paul Nabhan, author of Gathering the Desert, writes of The Seed Underground: “What adream of a book—my favorite poet writing about my favorite topic (seeds)… If books can move you to love, this one does.” Publisher’s Weekly calls it an “enchanting narrative,” and Kirkus praises it as “skillfully combin(ing) discussions on plant genetics and the metaphorical potential of seeds.”Ray’s reading is free and open to the public. It will take place at 7 p.m. in Elk River Books’ new store, 120 N. Main St. (formerly Chatham Fine Art), and will be followed by a signing and reception.
Livingston Center Community Benefit Dinner
You’re invited to a Community Dinner benefiting the Livingston Center for Art and Culture on Sunday, April 27.
Help the Center meet its $10,000 goal to fund the Studio Kid’s Project, a collaborative environment for kids to experiment, create, and grow!
4:30 PM Meet for champagne and hors d’oeuvres in the Murray Lounge
5:30 PM Join us for a five-course tasting dinner in 2nd Street Bistro.
Call (406) 222-5222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seats today. Minimum donation $50.
BYOB Shows at the Buckhorn!
Come Join us at the Buckhorn on Friday nights this April for our Bring your own Beverage shows!
On the 18th, Entertainment will be provided by Dan Tedesco, while Quenby and the West of Weyland Band will be performing on the 25th. All Proceeds go to charity!
April 18th: $9
for more info visit buckhorntheatre.com
Improv Comdey at the Blue Slipper!
For one day only 2 shows @ 3pm & 8pm on Saturday, April 12th, The world famous comedy improv group “Off the Cuff Theater” (formerly known as Mad Dogs & Englishmen) will appear on stage at The Blue Slipper Theatre in Livingston Mt. This comedy improv group has entertained all over the world and will be doing a VERY limited run in Montana appearing only in Helena & Livingston.
Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased by calling 222-7720 or by reserving your ticket on our Facebook page.
Walter Kirn Book Reading: Blood Will Out
Livingston author Walter Kirn will give a free reading from his latest work of nonfiction, Blood Will Out, on Thursday, April 24 at Elk River Books. Blood Will Out, which is currently sitting on the New York Times bestseller list, has been called the “In Cold Blood of our time,” and was chosen by USA Today as one of the top 10 books of Winter 2014. Elk River Books, 120 N. Main St. (formerly Chatham Fine Art), will host a signing and reception following the 7 p.m. reading, which is free and open to the public.
Elizabeth Elsami Book Reading: Hibernate
Award-winning author Elizabeth Eslami will read from her new collection of short stories, Hibernate, on Thursday, April 17, at Elk River Books in Livingston. Hibernate earned Eslami the 2013 Ohio State University Prize for Short Fiction. Author Elise Blackwell praises Eslami’s work as “sage, vital and addictive,” while writer Karen Palmer compares the stories to a solar eclipse: “there is the same feeling of melancholy suspense, the expectation of something rare and beautiful, of being held both inside and outside of time.” The reading will take place at 7 p.m. in Elk River Books’ new store, 120 N. Main St. (formerly Chatham Fine Art), and will be followed by a signing and reception.
Breathing Room Yoga Sunday Intensive
Our next Sunday Intensive will be next Sunday, April 6th from 4-6PM, taught by Karen. Take a mini-retreat from the activities and attachments of the busy mind and enjoy an invitation to get upside down! Come with a willingness to shift, and play! Some experience with yoga is encouraged. Price: $20
Festival of the Arts Display Registration Deadline
The Livingston Depot Center’s Festival of the Arts will be held in the Depot Rotary Park, adjacent to the Depot Center, in downtown Livingston, Montana, Wednesday, July 2, from 10am to 7pm; Thursday, July 3, from 10am to 7pm and Friday, July 4, from 10am to 6pm. The application deadline for this year is May 10, 2014. Interested artists and crafters should call the Depot Center for an application at (406) 222-2300 if they have not received one, or visit www.livingstondepot.org, Festival of the Arts.
24th Annual Depot Railroad Swap Meet!
The Livingston Depot Center is making the final preparations for its twenty-fourth annual Railroad Swap Meet Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 9:00 to 3:00. The Swap Meet is a traditional get-together for railroad enthusiasts and exhibitors from all around the western region. It features railroad antiques, memorabilia, collectibles, books, photos, documents, model trains, and tools. Once again this year we will also have two Livingston model railroaders, Ron Liljedahl and Allan Lutes, displaying and operating large scale model trains. These model railroad trains are exact replicas of the real thing. Admission is a $1.00 donation to the Depot, and kids under 10 are free. A few last-minute tables are also available to vendors and presenters; vendor setup will start at 7am. For more information, contact the Livingston Depot Center at (406) 222-2300.
Shred For Sure Event
We are hosting the American Bank Shred for Sure in Livingston, Bozeman, Big Timber and Whitefish. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. We will have Tear It Up, LLC on site to shred and recycle your items.
Livingston Branch: April 9th, 11AM-1PM. 120 N. 2nd Street, Back Parking Lot
Bozeman Branch: April 12th, 9AM-11AM, 1632 W. Main Parking Lot
Big Timber Branch: April 16th, 313 W. 1st Street Parking Lot.
Witefish Branch: April 26th, 9AM-11:30AM, 140 Baker Avenue Parking Lot.
Upcoming Livingston Center Classes!
Stained Glass Mirror – March 29th, 10 AM-Noon, $45 ($40 for members/students)
Using Stained Glass sheet glass, we will cut and shape glass pieces creating a one of a kind masterpiece on a 10 by 10 inch wide framed mirror. Classes will be held at the Shane Lalani Center at 415 East Lewis. Ages: 13 and up (16 and under should attend with an adult) Instructor: Katie Sisum
Argentine Tango – Wednesdays, April 2 – May 7, 7PM-8PM. Cost: $50 single; $90 couple; ($45 single, $85 couple for members/students)
This course will give a strong foundation of Argentine Tango to a brand new student, as well as provide valuable core technique to hone the skills of the intermediate dancer. You will learn how to use your body in executing the basic tango steps so that, as we work toward more advanced moves, you can do them all with comfort, ease, grace and style. . Classes will be held at the Shane Lalani Center at 415 East Lewis. Ages: Open to teens and adults. Instructors: Alexis Weinkauf and Jacob Wittkopp
Glassblowing Easter Eggs – Saturday April 4th or Sunday April 5th, 10AM. Cost: $90, $85 members/students, $20 per additonal egg.
Experience a great introduction to glassblowing, and create two colorful eggs to take home! Students will learn to gather glass onto the rod, shape it with various tools, and add basic color applications to glass. Classes will be held at the studio of Ona Magaro. Instructors: Ona Magaro & Katie Sisum. Ages 12 and up.
Glass on Glass Mosaic Window – Thurs April 10th, 6-9PM, Tues April 15th, 6-7PM. Cost: $60; $55 members and students (includes materials costs)
During this class session students will learn about stained glass by using glass nippers to trim and shape glass which will then get affixed to a sheet of clear glass. We will work on drawing a design that will transfer well to a mosaic pattern and then cut and glue all glass. During the second session we will be grouting your window and you will take it home. If you cannot make the second session your window will be grouted for you and you can simply pick it up at your convenience. Ages: 13 and up (16 and under should attend with an adult) Instructor: Katie Sisum
Pain Free Drawing – Mon & Wed, April 28 – May 21, 6-7:30PM, Cost: $75, $70 Members, $55 High School Students.
Learn to see the way “artists” see. This class will debunk the myth that drawing ability must be innate. New and seasoned artists alike will focus on “seeing” the individual shapes that make up the images we see when drawing. This is teaching the student to have a left/right brain shift, which means that we convert an object in the 3-D world into a 2-D shape on our drawing. Instructor: Grey Wilson.
Mother’s Day Glass Flower Class – Sunday, May 11, 10 AM. Cost: Cost: $90, $85 members/students, $20 per additonal flower.
OM Studio is working in partnership with Livingston Center for the Arts by offering A Flower making class for Mother’s Day. Treat mom and the family to a day of sculpting glass flowers!!! Classes will be held at the studio of Ona Magaro. Instructors: Ona Magaro and Katie Sissum
Monsters, Superheroes, Robots, and Fairies!
Learn from the Masters: Each week, investigate a famous artist and then delve into a creation of your own, borrowing inspiration and techniques from the master artist.
Current Community Classes
Urban Gardening – 4 Wednesdays 6-8pm, 2 Saturdays 10-12, Apr 2-26, $60
In Urban Gardening students will learn:
How to choose what you want to grow, What will grow at your location, How to turn a lawn into a garden using traditional planting, raised beds and close spacing techniques, The tools and techniques to work your garden, When to plant, Care of your garden throughout the growing season– watering, weeding, natural pest control, Harvest of your produce, How to build, maintain and increase soil fertility, Early starting of plants both indoors and with greenhouses, and season extension techniques.
We will work both in the classroom and the garden. We will travel to students garden spaces to evaluate their garden plots and plans.
Yoga With Rachael: 6 Thursdays 5:15-6:15pm, Apr 10 – May 15
An hour-long gentle yoga class intended to cultivate an internal meditative experience while stretching and recharging the body. The practice will include breathing exercises and foundational postures. Experienced yoga practitioners and beginners alike are welcome to take this class.
Flow Yoga With Rachael: 6 Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm, Apr 10 – May 15
For everyone with at least six months yoga experience in any tradition. Create heat and detoxify in this asana-based, vinyasa style practice. We will explore pranayama, asana, and meditation in motion. Prepare for a full-body aerobic workout.
I should Write a Book – 4 Thursdays 6-8pm, Apr 17 – May 8, $44
Are you a first-time author, or would you like to be? This will be a valuable overview of the many skills and industries involved. These include: Manuscript writing in Word, successful fiction and non-fiction word-crafting, editing, proofreading, typesetting, book layout, cover design, illustrations, and many more.
Wheel Pottery (and hand building) – 5 Mondays 6-9pm, Apr 21 – May 19, $105
This class offers a hands-on introduction to techniques for throwing pottery on the wheel. Students will work independently with guided practice from the instructor. Beginning and intermediate students are welcome. Students will learn to fire and glaze their pottery as well. Students can also learn the techniques for building pottery pieces by hand and using molds. If you do not wish to use a wheel, please let John (email@example.com) know.
Coaching 101 – 5 Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm, Apr 23 – May 21, $50
If you are a coach, would like to be a coach, or just have an interest in learning about coaching athletics, this class is for you. Whether you are coaching high school, junior high, elementary or youth sports, this class will help you gain a better understanding of this extremely important role in young peoples lives.
Underground Sprinkler System – 2 Saturdays, 10am-3pm, Apr 26 & May 3, $50
This class will teach you how to plan and install a residential underground sprinkler system. The first class will take place inside in a classroom. The second class (weather permitting) will take place outside in a yard. Come ready to get dirty. Bring a sack lunch both days; you will lunch and learn.
Above Ground Automatic Watering Systems – 1 Saturday, 1-5pm, Apr 26, $20
Learn to design and build your own above ground automatic water system for your trees, shrubs, bushes, flower beds, gardens, hanging pots, bird baths, and dog bowls. We will cover the irrigation system from head to toe.
Sketchup: 3D for Everyone – 3 Tuesdays 6-8pm, May 13-27, $30
Sketchup is free, powerful 3D Drafting software. Sketchup is available for both Macs and PCs. Sketchup is remarkably easy to use. After a few classes you’ll be be making 3D models like a pro.
Photoshop: 5 Thursdays 6-8pm, May 22-June 19, $50
Photoshop is fun! It’s the world’s state-of-the-art photo-editing program. Everything that was once done in a darkroom or on a drafting board is now done digitally, mostly in Photoshop. Whether you get pictures off your iPhone or digital camera, scan them, or download them from Google Images, you need to edit and adjust them. Before you post them online, email them, print them, you will need to use Photoshop (or another photo-editing program) to do so. Photoshop is complex; other photo-editing programs are less complex. Take this class to learn the principles that are behind them all.
Come join in the fun and educational activities occurring at your Library!
Deadrock Writers – usually meets once per month on Saturday afternoon
Christopher Paolini’s Young Writers’ Workshop – tentatively planned every two weeks
Carnegie Readers (book discussion group) – first Thursday of the month at 5pm
Game Club (board games) – once per month on a Wednesday evening
Cheap Date Night (movie & popcorn) – once per month on a Friday evening
Books & Babies Story Time – Wednesday & Thursday mornings at 10:30am
Pre-School Story Time – Friday mornings at 10:30am
Family Read Night – monthly at various times
After School Club – monthly (during the school year) on early release days
Live Theatre at the Blue Slipper
Barefoot in the Park – May 9th through June 1st
Location: 113 E Callender St, Livingston, MT. Call 406-222-7720 or visit bluslipper.com
Live Theatre at the Shane Center
April 1st through April 6th – Les Miserables
Location: 415 E. Lewis St, Livingston Mt. Call 406-222-1420
Live Music at the Buckhorn Theatre
Apr 18th – Dan Tedesco
Location: 5237 Hwy 89 South #4 Livingston, MT, call 406-222-9600 or visit buckhorntheatre.com
Live Music at the Murray Bar
April 3rd – StrangeWays
Location: Downtown Livingston. Call 222-9463 or visit their website at TheMurrayBar.com
Live Music at Pine Creek Cafe
April 18th – Fickle River
Location: Pine Creek, Paradise Valley. Call 222-3628.
Live Music at Chico Hot Springs
April 4th and 5th – The Dirty Shame
Location: Paradise Valley. Call 333-4933.
Park County and Livingston Yearly Events
July 4th Week: Livingston Round Up, Parade and Art Fair
August: Park County Fair www.parkcounty.org
Early December: Livingston Holiday Stroll
Livingston Farmers Market at Sacajawea Park in Livingston
Resumes in the spring
Food, vendors, produce, arts & crafts, baked goods, special events, live music until 9:00 p.m., Wednesdays, 4:30 to 7:30, through Sept. 26, banks of Yellowstone, Miles Park. Call 222-0730.
Emigrant People’s Market
Resumes in the spring
Vendors, produce, barbecue, Crocket tourney, kite flying, other events, lunch time music by Denny Earnest & Friends on Wildflour Bakery porch, Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 2 ish, St. John’s Green (across from Post Office), Emigrant.