Events

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Artful Bites is one week away! Did you buy your tickets yet?
March 9th, 2017 at The Shane Lalani Center for the Arts
Doors open at 5:30, Competition starts at 6:30

There are only 80 tickets available for our popular fundraiser that features 5 top local chefs in a culinary challenge. Cafe Fresh, Feedlot 49 at the Popstand, Pine Creek Lodge, The Sport and Old Saloon will be competing for the title spot at Clash of the Chefs!

The chefs will all be given the same secret, Montana sourced, ingredient and asked to prepare a small plate for each guest. The guests will vote by secret ballot and pick who they think made the best dish (and will be crowned the winner!). $45 ticket includes 5 small plates, a drink ticket, bread and dessert. Wow, where can you eat at 5 of the best restaurants in Park County for under $50?!

We also have generously received donated wine from Chico Hot Springs Resort, beer from Neptune's Brewery, fresh baked bread and butter from the Bodega Bakery and dessert from Livingston Food Resource Center. A special thank you to Town & Country Foods, Albertsons and Woods Rose Market who donated gift cards to the chefs to offset the cost of their ingredients. Faye's Cafe at The Shane Lalani Center for the Arts is graciously allowing the chefs to borrow her commercial kitchen for the night too. Volunteers from the Food Resource Center's Culinary Training Program and Livingston's Sister Cities will be there to help plate dishes and serve. The heavy hitters of the culinary community in Livingston and Park County have come together to support our worthy cause and help sponsor this fun event!

We have amazing raffle prizes to offer thanks to the generosity of many including a handcrafted wood wine rack and wine from Dillon Smith Woodworking and Spirits Beer, Wine & Liquor Store. $100 Gift Certificate and a night in a cabin from Old Saloon and the chic Emigrant Cabins. Plus a night in a cabin and use of their private ski trails at B Bar Ranch in Tom Miner Basin. Raffle Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $20 and you DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN! Buy your tickets at the b.Hive or from a PCFA Board Member today. (This is a great way to support our organization even if you cannot attend the event!)

And best of all....the purchase of your tickets will go directly to PCFA to help us restore our greatest asset, The Danforth Building! Preserving our building will ensure we can preserve our future. #savethedanforth

Purchase your tickets now with our tenant the b.Hive Artisan Cooperative in The Danforth Building or by credit card over the phone 406-222-5996. Watch for more updates on our Facebook page: PCFA Danforth - Artful Bites: Clash of the Chefs 2017.

We hope to see you at the clash,
The Board of Directors - Park County Friends of the Arts

Storrs Bishop - President
Shannon Piccolo - Vice President
Kammie Roberts - Secretary
Edd Enders - Treasurer
Gwen Strachan
Alicia Davis

lcac 2017 Annual Poetry in the Windows

3rd Call For Poetry!
April is National Poetry Month!

The Livingston Center for Art and Culture, in collaboration with Elk River Books, will celebrate by sponsoring Poetry in the Windows. Poems by local authors will be displayed in the windows of downtown businesses through the month of April. Community members can pick up a map in the gallery at 119 S. Main St. to follow a “poetry walk” or find a map online: www.livingstoncenter.org.

A poetry reading will be held on Thursday, April 13th beginning 7pm. Poets please consider attending and reading, please email kathy@livingstoncenter.org to confirm your interest.

We are now accepting poetry submissions. Please email your poems (up to three) to kathy@livingstoncenter.org by March 24th.
This project is being implemented by the Livingston Center for Art and Culture, Elk River Books and the Livingston Poetry Society. All poetry is subject to this committees discretion as to whether or not it will be chosen to post in local Livingston business windows. Please format your works as close to the 8.5" X 14" paper size in Microsoft Word or comparable.

Kathy Bekedam
406-222-5222
Livingston Center for Art and Culture

railsignWEB 27th annual Depot Railroad Swap Meet – Sat. April 29, 9-2

TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL DEPOT RAILROAD SWAP MEET
TO BE HELD AT LIVINGSTON DEPOT CENTER, SAT. APRIL 29, 2017, 9-2

The Livingston Depot Center and Livingston Model Railroaders have announced the twenty-seventh annual Railroad Swap Meet will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 9:00 to 2:00. The Depot, once the historic Northern Pacific railroad station in downtown Livingston, hosts a museum during the summer and a variety of community cultural events throughout the off-season. Interested presenters who have not already done so can reach the Depot directly before all spaces are taken. The Swap Meet is a traditional get-together for railroad enthusiasts and exhibitors from all around the western region. Vendors and swappers set out railroad antiques, memorabilia, collectibles, books, photos, documents, model train cars, tools, and nearly anything with a railroad theme. The model railroaders will be operating their tracks in a variety of gauges and may feature additional displays specially for the event.

Admission is a $1 donation to the Depot, and kids under 10 are free. For more information, contact the Livingston Depot Center at (406) 222-2300.

bisstro 2nd Street Bistro Community Benefit Dinner!

LINKS for Learning is pleased to invite you to the

2nd Street Bistro Community Benefit Dinner!

Monday April 10th

Cocktail hour 5:00pm (in the Murray Hotel Lobby)

Dinner 6:00pm

Minimum Donation: $50 which includes a multi course dinner AND wine

Make reservations with Margy- cell: 650-868-9471 or email: margy.dorr@livingston.k12.mt.us

state-farm-logo-242x242 4 Symptoms of Cell Phone Addiction – State Farm® – Simple Insights™

Smartphones have made a lot of things more convenient — but too much screen time could have a negative effect on your health. Here are four problems of overuse and how to avoid them.

"Text neck." Looking down at your phone for several hours a day can put serious pressure on your neck. Thanks to gravity, tilting your head forward can exert a force on your spine between 50 and 60 pounds.

Avoid it: Instead of hunching over to look at your phone, bring your phone up to eye level. You also can set reminders to stretch your neck if it starts to feel stiff or sore.

Poor sleep. Not only does excessive smartphone use keep you mentally engaged late into the evening, the "blue" light from the screen can actually interfere with your ability to fall asleep.
Avoid it: Set an alarm for 30 to 60 minutes before you want to go to bed, then commit to charging your phone or tablet in the other room — not on your bedside table.

Tendinitis. Too much typing may cause tendons in your thumbs to become inflamed and sore.
Avoid it: If your thumbs start to cramp mid-email, take a break. Try using your smartphone's voice dictation feature to write text messages and emails, or put less stress on your hands by using your phone on a flat surface.

Distracted traveling. Using your smartphone while driving can result in a serious accident, while distracted walking can lead to injury. If you're commuting via public transit, looking down at your phone could cause you to miss your bus or train stop.
Avoid it: Keep your phone stowed in the passenger-side glove compartment or your pocket while you're out and about. No text message or social media post is worth your life — or someone else's.

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Together with one voice, we can prevent sexual violence by changing cultural behaviors.
Prevention requires addressing the root causes and social norms that allow sexual violence to exist. This April we're calling on individuals and groups to play a critical role in changing those causes and norms.
We’re strongest when we raise our voices together, and that’s why we’re engaging new groups in the movement. These groups can help the next generation foster attitudes that promote healthy relationships, equality, and respect. These new voices will have a ripple effect on those they teach, guide, and influence.
What you can do
As individuals, all of us have a role to play in creating safe environments. We can all:
• Intervene to stop problematic and disrespectful behavior
• Promote and model healthy attitudes, behaviors, and relationships
• Believe survivors and assist them in finding resources
What communities can do
Communities and organizations also have a role to play in serving as leaders on this issue by:
• Creating and strengthening policies to promote safety, equality, and respect
• Assessing the risks in their environment
• Promoting respectful behaviors • Providing support for survivors
• Holding those who harm others accountable and ensuring that appropriate treatment options are available
Be a part of the solution
The time for prevention is now. Join us in promoting safe behaviors, thoughtful policies, and healthy relationships. Your efforts are important and necessary. Together, we can create safe and equitable communities where every person is treated with respect.

A Huge Thank You to all the donors and supporters who joined us for our 7th Annual Soup to End the Silence.

You helped ASPEN raise over $14,000!!
Thank you to our donors!

Upcoming Events

DENIM DAY IS ON APRIL 26, 2017
SPEAK UP. SUPPORT. PREVENT.
In 1999, an Italian High Court overturns a rape conviction declaring that, because the victim wore very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex. This became known throughout Italy as the “jeans alibi.” Enraged by the verdict, women in the Italian Parliament protested the ruling by wearing jeans on the steps of parliament. As news of this decision spread, so did the protest!
Peace Over Violence’s Denim Day, a global award winning rape prevention education campaign, asks community members, elected officials, businesses and students to wear jeans on this day as a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual violence.
There are many ways to show support for Denim Day:
Wearing jeans (especially if they are not part of your normal work wear)
Wearing a denim shirt or blazer
Wearing a Denim Day button or t-shirt
Posting educational posters during the month of April.

For more information or to get involved contact Mary Young at 222-5902 ext 5 or mary@aspenmt.org.
Register Here

Faith leaders have a unique opportunity to promote primary prevention messages throughout their community.
The purpose of this training is to build effective partnerships in order to build awareness, empower victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, and give a voice to survivors. Communities of faith have an important role to play in eradicating domestic and sexual violence and empowering those most affected by it.

Faith Leader's Training
Saturday, April 29th
10 am to Noon
ASPEN office
320 North Main, Livingston
RSVP to Mary Young at 222-5902 ext 5 or mary@aspenmt.org

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Join ASPEN on
Friday, March 31st at 6 pm
Livingston Train Depot
Annual Soup to End the Silence Fundraiser

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids 6 and up.

Your generous support helps provide needed services for victims of domestic and sexual violence. Tickets include unlimited soup from 8 local restaurants, bread and desserts. There will be live music, roaming magicians, special guest speaker and a silent auction.
Call 222-5902 or email info@aspenmt.org for tickets
or if you can't make it, click below to make a dontation.
Donate

Why we need feminism
Feminists do not believe women are better than men, or that women deserve special privileges. They do not believe women are victims.
In order to be considered a feminist, you only need to be on board with one idea: All humans, male and female, should have equal political, economic and social rights.
Empowering women does not mean belittling or punishing men. Men, too, suffer from gender role assumptions that place expectations upon them to live and act a certain way. Feminists believe each person should be viewed based on their individual strengths and capabilities as a human being, not the strengths and capabilities assumed of their gender. They believe every person should be treated equally — not because of gender, but in spite of it.
We still need feminism because when people get married it is assumed the woman will take the man’s last name. Because when women are assaulted, they are often the ones who feel ashamed.
We still need feminism because we teach women how to prevent rape, instead of teaching people to not view women as objects. Because women are told that walking alone at night makes them “an easy target.” Because, sometimes, a movie’s rating (PG-13 versus R) depends on how much a female appears to be enjoying sex in a certain scene.
We still need feminism because our bodies are still being legislated, because McDonald’s still asks us if we want a girl or boy toy, because we use terms like “bitch” and pussy” to imply weakness
Read more here: huffingtonpost

Screening of "It happen here"
and a Q&A with producer, Marjorie Schwartz Nielsen.
April 20 at 6:30 pm @ The Dulcie Theatre
located at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts
Livingston, MT

IT HAPPENED HERE explores sexual assault on campuses through the personal testimonials of five survivors who transform their experiences into a springboard for change.

Laugh Out Livingston
with headliner Rich Hall
Enjoy an evening of laughter and fun!
July 15, 2017
The Attic, Livingston
A benefit for ASPEN!

Presale tickets go on sale March 31!
Adult only event

New Advocate Training
May 6th at 8:30-4:30 pm
ASPEN office
If your words could heal, would you speak up?
If your presence could provide comfort, would you show up?
If you answered yes, consider becoming a Volunteer Advocate. Volunteer Advocates provide support, advocacy, and referrals for survivors of sexual assault, their families, and loved ones. Volunteer Advocates will work 1-on-1 with shelter participants by giving referrals, safety planning, and being a safe person to talk to.
You are provided a cell phone, so your personal contact information is completely confidential.
Fill out an application here: https://www.aspenmt.org/volunteering
For more information contact Mary Young at 406-222-5902 ext 5 or mary@aspenmt.org

24 hour support line: 406-222-8154
Office number: 406-222-5902
PO Box 653, Livingston, MT 59047
info@aspenmt.org

yoga3 Breathing Room Yoga

Canceled Yoga for chocolates workshop

Summer Schedule starts June 1

Our summer schedule will begin the first of June. We will continue to have 9 am classes Monday through Saturday and noon classes Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Our Kundalini classes, one at Wednesday at 6:30 am and Friday at 5:30 pm will continue as well as our Yoga for Every Body class on Thursdays at 10:45 am.

For the summer though, look for a multi-level Tuesday, gentle evening class series with Ashton starting in June, a Wednesday donation class in Sacajawea Park 4-5 pm before Farmer's Market also starting in June, and Full Moon Yoga outside and much more.....
No Classes on Monday, May 29, Memorial Day

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Winding down on Restorative Class for the summer

Just a note-- our restorative class on Tuesday evenings from 5:45-7:00 pm with Ashton will wrap up at the end of the month, if you want to try this fabulous relaxing class, do so now.

Summer Schedule starts June 1

Our summer schedule will begin the first of June. We will continue to have 9 am classes Monday through Saturday and noon classes Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Our Kundalini classes, one at Thursday at 6:30 am and Friday at 5:30 pm will continue as well as our Yoga for Every Body class on Thursdays at 10:45 am.

For the summer though, look for a Yoga for Runners series starting soon with Alyssa, a multi-level Tuesday, gentle evening class series with Ashton starting in June, a Wednesday donation class in Sacajawea Park 4-5 pm before Farmer's Market also starting in June, and Full Moon Yoga outside and much more.....

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Wheel Pottery on Mon's OR Thurs'

5 Mondays, 6-9 pm, Apr 17 - May 15, $105

5 Thursdays, 6-9 pm, Apr 20 - May 18, $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.

Taught by Marie Stevenson

Marie Stevenson has been teahing pottery to youth and adults alike for over 20 years.

Learn More & Register Online for Mondays or Thursdays

Woodworking for Beginners & Beyond

4 Wednesday's, 6-9 pm, Apr 19 - May 10, $80

Learn how to safely use both hand and power woodworking tools by building a small project or two of your choice. Make use of the fantastic equipment available in the Park High shop. Equipment to be presented includes: table saw, planer, jointer, cut-off (compound miter) saw, band saw, radial arm saw and planer sander and more. Class will be geared towards meeting each individual's needs. Students will pay instructor directly for selected project materials; bring your checkbook and get ready to get dusty!

Taught by Jamie Isaly

Jamie Isaly has been working with wood his whole life. He currently teaches at Park High School.

Learn More & Register Online

Foundations of Investing

1 Tuesday, 6-9 pm, April 18, 6-9 pm, $15

This class is a 3 hour educational program geared to people who want an overview of investing, including key terms and investment types. Foundations of Investing covers the basic features of bonds, stocks and mutual funds, and the importance of asset allocation. The seminar is designed specifically to help you become a more educated investor and help you work towards reaching your unique goals. There will be plenty of time for hands-on learning and questions.

Taught by Stephanie Cunningham

Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, Series 7 & 66 Licensed, Life & Health Insurance Licensed.

Learn More & Register Online

Microsoft Word

4 Thursdays, 6-8 pm, May 4-25, $40

Memos, resumes, brochures, form letters... Flyers, posters, post cards, newsletters... Microsoft Word and similar word-processing programs are how the business and professional worlds communicate. In this class, we will use Word to create neatly formatted and richly illustrated documents. This class will cover all the beginning-to-intermediate skills you will need both at work and at home. Concepts taught will easily apply to other word-processing programs as well, such as Open Office, WordPerfect, etc. The class is hands-on, using one of Park High’s computer labs.

Taught by Denis Ouellette

Denis Ouellette has been working in a professional capacity with Microsoft Word and the Microsoft Office suite since they first came out in the 1990s. He is currently a publisher and editor of a health magazine, using these programs and other desktop publishing tools daily.

Learn More & Register Online

Coaching Basics

1 Sunday, 9 am - 2 pm, May 7, $25

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. Scott Rosberg, former Athletic Director & Boys’ Basketball Coach for Park High School and current SGMS Boys’ Basketball Coach, is teaching a five-hour class on the basics of coaching. Whether you are coaching high school, junior high, elementary/youth sports, or you are just interested in learning about coaching, this class will help you gain a better understanding of this extremely important role in young peoples’ lives.

Taught by Scott Rosberg

Scott Rosberg runs his own website called Coach with Character. Scott has been speaking with Proactive Coaching for six years. He has been a coach at the high school level for over 25 years, an English teacher for 18 years, and an athletic director for 11 years. He has coached both boys and girls of all ages in basketball, football, and soccer in Illinois, Montana, and Washington.

Learn More & Register Online

Publish Your First Book

4 Thursdays, 6-8 pm, April 6-27, $40

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, and illustrations. Preparing blurbs, endorsements and marketing materials. Procuring the ISBN, bar code and copyrighting. Getting printer quotes. Working with Amazon, Kindle, Nook and iBook to publish as an e-book. We'll explore your options for Print On Demand, Google eBookstore, and short-run printing. And finally, we'll explore your sales and marketing options for self-promotion (getting online and in-print interviews and reviews, etc.).

Taught by Denis Ouellette

Denis Ouellette is currently the creator of a health magazine, "Natural Life News & Directory" and the author and self-publisher of his own book entitled "Heal Yourself." He has functioned as a publishing consultant, editor and graphic artist for 17 years and has taken many first-time authors all the way through from their raw manuscripts to a finished and printed book (and e-books).

Learn More & Register Online

Your Big Fat Greek Dinner

1 Saturday, 1-4 pm, May 13, $35

Rebecca will teach you how to make a spanakopita, greek salad and kourabiedes. Spanakopita is a traditional greek dish made with phyllo pastry and served as a meal or to compliment a leg of lamb. There are many variations of greek salad, we will focus on items a Greek farmer might have on hand such as tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, feta and olives. Kourabiedes are a simple yet tasty cookie typically made during the holidays but can be part of any celebration. Bring containers because you will have plenty of this yummy food to take home with you!

Taught by Rebecca Sulages

Rebecca Sulages has been cooking and experimenting with Greek food for over 25 years. Marrying into a Greek family (watching “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” explains a lot) has taught her to appreciate the beauty of simple ingredients and the importance of a family meal. After years of sharing Greek meals with friends and being told how yummy her creations are she thinks it is about time to share her love of cooking and Greek food!

Learn More & Register Online

Buti Yoga

5 Mondays, 6-7 pm, Apr 24 - May 22, $25

Buti Yoga is a soulful blend of power yoga, cardio tribal dance and plyometrics. Buti was founded by 7 years ago by instructor Bizzie Gold. Buti Yoga is taught in 22 countries and 35 states, and now Montana! This practice will help you focus, clear your mind, tone the core from the inside, sweat like crazy and get healthy. We in the buti community also focus on clean, healthy eating to strengthen our bodies and souls. Get ready to sweat, laugh and transform yourself from the inside out!

Taught by Betsy Stahlman

Betsy is 47 years old and discovered Buti Yoga this past fall and fell immediately in love! When she hit her 40s she realized crossfit, running and skiing were great, but she needed more yoga and stretching and came across buti and never turned back. She jumped at the very first Buti Yoga certification in Montana this winter. This practice has changed her life, her attitude and her body.

Learn More & Register Online

Woodworking: Build a Picnic Table

3 Thursdays 5-7 apr 27- may 11, $45

Learn some basic woodworking skills and tool use while making a wooden picnic table with attached benches for your back yard, summer cabin, or anywhere you choose to picnic. Students will lay out, cut, and assemble the necessary lumber needed to build your own hand made picnic table. Students can choose between 2 different sized tables: The standard adult size, a 6” long table, or a mid-sized table 4’ long that is designed with children in mind, but can accommodate adults as well. These tables are very sturdy and will last for many years to come. Students will utilize a miter saw, drills, screw gun, sanders, and specialized jigs in a production like setting to produce their tables.

Taught by Jamie Isaly

Jamie Isaly has been working with wood his whole life. He currently teaches at Park High School.

Learn More & Register Online

Tennis for Beginners

4 Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm, Apr 20 - May 11, $40

Would you like to learn the sport of tennis? Come out and learn with your fellow beginners! We will meet in the Sleeping Giant Middle School gym. Rackets and balls will be provided. All you need are some athletic shoes and a willingness to try something new. The class size is limited to 8 people!

Taught by Russell Counter

Russell Counter has coached and played competitive tennis for 35 years. He is currently an assistant coach for the boys' and girls' team at Park High School.

Learn More & Register Online

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here will be a Classical Conversations information meeting on April 13 at 3pm in the Teen Room at the Livingston Library. A Classical Conversations group is being started in the Livingston/Park County area. If you have questions or would like to find out more information about Classical Conversations before the meeting, please send me a personal message.

JumpingOffPoint_Logo_1Color[web] Craft Beer Week

We are hosting an event at Jumping Off Point for Craft Beer Week on Tuesday April 04 at 6 pm. Discussions about the history and flavors of Import Beers with Jason Combs. We'll have on-site examples from Belgium, France, Germany, Czech, and more! Followed by a fun and fast paced Flash Trivia. Answer a question correctly and get a FREE BEER! (Must be 21 to participate in trivia.) We will also have discounts on select bottles from our import collection.

healthfestweb Did you know that every 2 seconds a child is diagnosed with cancer?

Did you know that every 2 seconds a child is diagnosed with cancer? Come & join Shear Image Styling Salon on Sunday March 26th at 1pm to BRAVE THE SHAVE!!! If you would like to sign up, please register at stbaldricks.org & then join the Event under Shear Image Styling Salon. Let us know if you have any questions. You can call the salon at 222-3956. We hope to see you there.
https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/7883/2017

calculator EARLY BIRD SALE!

Kellem’s Montana Saddlery
SATURDAY APRIL 8
Early Birds get the best discounts!
6:00- 7:00 am ~ 40% off
7:00 - 8:00 am~ 30% off
8:00 - 9:00 am ~ 20% off
(INCLUDES SALE ITEMS!)
Breakfast served until we run out!
(Another reason to be there early)
SPECIAL DRAWING FOR THOSE WEARING JAMMIES AND SLIPPERS

(Sale does not include saddles, tack,chaps, chinks or consignments)
5% OF PROCEEDS DONATED TO GARDINER RODEO CLUB

elkriver Elk River Books presents Jamie Harrison and The Widow Nash

Livingston author Jamie Harrison will read from her long-awaited new novel, The Widow Nash,

on Tuesday, June 20 at 7 p.m.

Harrison, who wrote the acclaimed Blue Deer series of mystery novels set in a fictionalized

Livingston, turns to historical fiction in her latest work. The Widow Nash tells the story of a

young woman who, needing to flee a violent suitor, fakes her own death and pursues a new life

in turn-of- the-century Livingston. With vibrant characters and period details, Harrison’s latest

spans continents and decades, engaging in moral questions that will resonate with modern

readers.

Publisher’s Weekly gives The Widow Nash a starred and boxed review, saying. “Harrison paints

a lovely and memorable portrait of a desperate woman’s flight to a new life … Harrison’s lead is

a strong and clever woman who is easy to admire, while the rest of the heroes, villains, and

ambiguous sorts are as vividly drawn as the raw and terrible scenery of Montana. Readers will

treasure Harrison’s rich characterization and sharp turns of phrase.”

Best selling novelist and part-time Livingston resident Carl Hiaasen writes, “This deliciously

ambitious novel delivers one memorable character after another. None is more magnetic than the

‘Widow Nash’ herself, a fabulous heroine and irresistible travel companion. Jamie Harrison is a

clever, gifted writer, and this shining book is flat-out terrific.”

In addition to her Blue Deer books, Harrison (daughter of the late novelist and poet Jim

Harrison), is a notorious foodie, has worked as a technical writer of archaeological, botanical and

biological reports, and has a wicked tennis serve.

The free event begins at 7 p.m. upstairs at Elk River Books, 120 N. Main St. in Livingston, and

will be followed by a book signing and reception. For more information, call 333-2330.

elkriver Elk River Books presents North of Crazy: a memoir by Neltje

Wyoming author Neltje will share excerpts from her memoir, North of Crazy, on Thursday, April

27, at Elk River Books.

A member of the Doubleday publishing clan, Neltje (who uses no last name), was born into the

American literati, and was brought up in the moneyed world of cultural prestige. After a

childhood marred by abuse, neglect and alcoholism, she married the artist John Sargent, and

socialized with the likes of authors W. Somerset Maugham and Daphne du Maurier, New Yorker

co-founder Raoul Fleishman, actress Gertrude Lawrence, philosopher Bertrand Russell and poet

Theodore Roethke (who slept in their bathtub and once, during a manic bender, held a knife to

her throat).

North of Crazy follows Neltje’s emotional recovery, as well as her part in the Doubleday

family’s battles over money and power. After she divorced Sargent, she met a writer /painter

from London whom she eventually married, and moved her family to Wyoming where her

children went to a two room schoolhouse. Her memoir tells the tale of how she established

herself with two small children in the middle of nowhere, while fighting with her family over

Doubleday’s fortunes.

An abstract expressionist painter, Neltje uses as material her emotional response to the natural

world, a theme that comes through in her book: “My cabin here at the base of the Bighorn

Mountains in Wyoming fronts on the rising sun yet allows me to watch light fall behind the

granite peaks each evening from my living room chair.”

Bill Henderson, editor of the Pushcart Prize, calls North of Crazy “an epic and very personal

memoir of riches to rags to spiritual and artistic triumph. Neltje’s life story is profoundly

moving—and instructive. A classic, honest, and beautifully written memoir.”

Neltje’s reading is free and open to the public. It begins at 7 p.m. upstairs at Elk River Books,

120 N. Main St. For more information, call 333-2330.

lcac Exhibit, Classes and Events

For 18 years the Livingston
Center for Art and Culture has
has been sparking new ways
of seeing and thinking through
the experience of art and culture.

We look forward to our annual
Community Show: Tuesday, Feb 28th through Saturday, March 25th. Over 35 community members of all ages and ability have contributed work to this
vibrant exhibit that has become a wonderful tradition.

Reception for the artists to be held Friday, March 17th from
5:30 to 8pm at 119 South Main Street
in Livingston.

MARCH JEWELRY CLASSES
RINGS AND BANGLES FROM TIN CANS

Instructor: Bryan Petersen,
MSU Professor of Metalsmithing

Date: Saturday, March 25th Time: 11am to 3pm

Cost: $35 ($5 for materials). $40 Total Class Fee

Learn crimping and folding techniques to create rings and bangles to size from a deconstructed tin can. Learn to cut open, flatten and prepare a tin can for use in future projects and solder with lead-free plumbers solder and a soldering iron.
All levels of experience welcome.

Location: LCAC
Downtown Ltown: 119 S. Main Street
We are now accepting poetry for Poetry in the Windows in celebration of April being national poetry month.

The Livingston Center for Art and Culture, in collaboration with Elk River Books, will celebrate by sponsoring Poetry in the Windows. Poems by local authors will be displayed in the windows of downtown businesses through the month of April. Community members can pick up a map in the gallery at 119 S. Main St. to follow a “poetry walk” or find a map online: www.livingstoncenter.org.

A poetry reading will be held on
Thursday, April 13th at 119 South Main Street.

Please email your poems (up to three) to kathy@livingstoncenter.org by March 25th, 2017.

This August from Saturday the 5th through the 11th, 25 Plein Artists will be participating in the Center's 9th Annual Plein Air on the Yellowstone paint out event. Up to three complete paintings will be submitted by the artists to be judged and potentially awarded up to $300 in cash for their efforts to complete work all painted en plein air in the natural areas of Park County. contact the Center for more details and find out how you can become an artist's sponsor, sponsor the event or purchase patron. All inquiries for support welcome!

Plein Air Registration Available online at https://squareup.com/store/livingston-center-for-art-and-culture/item/plein-air-on-the-yellowstone

To register at the member-level price or confirm the status of your membership, please call (406) 222-5222 to register or email:kathy@livingstoncenter.org

adult-community-education Fablulous February is Filled with Fun

Tai Chi with Mighael

8 Tue's & Thur's, 7-8:30 pm, Feb 2-28, $40

The primary emphasis of the class will be on learning the classical long form of Tai Chi Ch'uan. In addition students will learn and practice Wu Chi meditation and Chi Kung. Wu Chi meditation is basic for centering, alignment and breath. Chi Kung helps cultivate Chi (energy) with the long range objective of developing an awareness of physical movement in conjunction with breath.

Taught by Mighael Walker & Joe Loncarevich

Mighael Walker & Joe Loncarevich have both studied various martial arts for decades. They have both been practicing Tai Chi in Livingston for years.

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Trance Dance

1 Saturday, 6:30-8:30 pm, Feb 4, $10

Po will introduce trancedancing and checkin with participants. After that there will be an hour of free form dancing, blindfolded, followed by 30 minutes of music meditation. Move into your own inner world. No experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes. Bring water, a bandana for a blindfold, yoga mat (or something similar), a blanket, and anything else you might want to make a space for yourself on the floor.

Taught by Po Hall

Po is a trained trancedance facilitator with a Masters degree in Dance from the University of New Mexico.

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French Silk Pies

1 Saturday, 10 am - Noon, Feb 11, $25

Learn how to make a flakey pie crust that we will fill with French Silk and whipped cream. This is just in time for Valentine's Day. Everyone takes home their own pie. Please bring a pie pan to the class.

Taught by Lin Martin

Lin Martin has enjoyed cooking and baking for decades and wants to pass this tradition onto the next generation.

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Energy, Presence & Dialog

3 Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm, Feb 20 - Mar 6, $30

Energy, Presence and Dialogue will combine tai-chi inspired movement, stillness meditation and lighthearted dialogue exercises in an effort to stretch our abilities to be truly present and open in communication with each other. Participants should expect to have fun and leave with a renewed enthusiasm for more fruitful conversations with both self and others. Tea will be served. The format for this class was inspired by Peter Schein, a visiting teacher who was a great inspiration to Rose.

Taught by Rose Brown

Rose Brown, a Livingston native, has studied and practiced various forms of meditation, including styles from Buddhist, Yogic and New Age traditions. She regularly practices Tai Chi Chih, and is currently training to become an accredited instructor. She also studies and practices Reiki and Craniosacral therapy.

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Beading: Free-Hand Weaving

with Glass Seed Beads

5 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Feb 21 - Mar 28 (skipping Feb 28), $45

This class will focus on a method of free-hand weaving using glass seed beads. We will not be using looms. The ability to bead without a loom gives you greater simplicity and portability. By the second week you will be beading with your own personal bead design, or a design supplied by me. We will be primarily using size 11 glass seed beads.

Taught by Ann Gholz

Ann is 69 years old and has been beading for 4 years. Ever since childhood she admired Native American arts and cultures. She studied art in college. In the last two years she has become so engrossed in beading that she does it FULL TIME!

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Photoshop: Beginner to Intermediate

5 Thursdays, 6-8 pm, Feb 23 - Mar 23, $50

This class is about doing all the basic things with photos (and drawings or a combination) that most people want to do. We'll cover: photo resolution, JPEG and TIFF file types, RGB or CMYK color modes, adjusting Contrast and Levels, Sharpening and Cropping, using Layers and Clipping Paths, and other tools common to all photo-editing programs. We will also be covering: making collages, removing and changing backgrounds, adjusting colors, applying filters, and photo retouching. We'll design logos and create non-photo and photo artwork.

Taught by Denis Ouellette

Denis has been using Photoshop, along with other desktop publishing programs (GIMP, Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXPress) professionally for 20 years. He is a publisher, graphic designer and editor. His Photoshop work has been published in many national and local publications and online.

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Nose Work for Dogs

6 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Mar 7 - Apr 11, $60

Nose Work classes are designed to develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. This class is sure to be lots of fun for your dog, it will help to build your dog’s confidence and also burn tons of mental and physical energy. We’re always looking for more ways that dogs and their people can have fun. The sport of K9 Nose Work is loads of fun! And this sport comes with a great side benefit: better communication and a strengthening of the bond between people and their dogs.

Taught by Brandy Morris

Brandy Morris attended her first seminar on K9 Nose Work in June 2011 and was immediately hooked. Her current dog HRS Shakin Not Stirred, has earned several certificates and titles. She has groomed, shown and trained dogs since 1987.

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Hand Made Pasta

with Luvy & Alfredo Sauces

1 Wednesday, 6-8 pm, Mar 8, $30

Come for a relaxing night of fun with Sarah Faye from Faye's Cafe. Sarah will cook for you and share ideas and recipes. Hand made pasta with Luvy and Alfredo sauces. Italian Focaccia bread, Balsamic Vinaigrette and Espresso Pot de Creme and a Yumtwist!

Taught by Sarah Knecht

Sarah was phenomenal. It was so refreshing to take a course like this from someone of her expertise and feel so comfortable and relaxed! She is easy to follow, fun to listen to, and truly enjoyable. We marveled at her ability to do so much delicious food in such a short period of time, it’s empowering to know it CAN be done!

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Grant Writing 101

2 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Mar 21-28, $20

Discussion will include considerations for fundable projects, research and assessment of funding opportunities, standard requirements for most applicants, best practices for budget, budget justification development, proposal development, funder considerations, key submittal strategies and reporting and administration requirements..

Taught by Kristen Galbraith

Kristen has over fifteen years of project development and management experience with special emphasis in grant application processes and administration, working with non-profit organizations, counties, cities and Native American tribes in Montana and other states. Over the past six years, she has written successful grant applications for a variety of clients, totaling over $24 million that has funded multiple projects and programs.

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Kundalini Yoga: Awakening to

Your 10 Bodies, Part 2

4 Mondays, 6-8 pm, Feb 27 - Mar 27, $50

You may think you only have one body to care for, but in fact, you have ten. Discover how to balance these ten bodies – the soul, the negative, positive and neutral minds, the physical body, the arcline, aura, pranic, subtle, and radiant bodies – so you can tune into the voice of your soul.

Taught by Jessica Kerr

Jessica began practicing Kundalini Yoga in 2012 and immediately fell in love with the powerfully healing and transformative aspects of the practice. She is a KRI-Certified Level I Kundalini Yoga Instructor and currently teaches at the Breathing Room in Livingston.

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adult-community-education Flower Design + 5 New Classes

Flower Design 1 Tuesday, May 16, 6:30-8:30, $35

Mommy & Me Yoga (or Daddy)
4 Mondays, 10-11 am, June 5-26, $20

Buti Yoga
4 Mondays, 5:30-6:30 PM, June 5-26, $20

Digital Photography
4 Thursdays, 6-7:30 PM, June 8 - June 29, $50

Not Your Average Sign Language Class - Levels, I, II & Beyond
1 Saturday, 9-4, 1 Sunday,10-4, June 17-18, $65

Bootcamp with Sadie
4 Tuesdays & 4 Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 AM, June 20 - July 13, $40

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Grant Writing

2 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Mar 21-28, $20

Discussion will include considerations for fundable projects, research and assessment of funding opportunities, standard requirements for most applicants, best practices for budget, budget justification development, proposal development, funder considerations, key submittal strategies and reporting and administration requirements..

Taught by Kristen Galbraith

Kristen has over fifteen years of project development and management experience with special emphasis in grant application processes and administration, working with non-profit organizations, counties, cities and Native American tribes in Montana and other states. Over the past six years, she has written successful grant applications for a variety of clients, totaling over $24 million that has funded multiple projects and programs.

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French Caribbean Brunch

1 Wednesday, 6-8 pm, Mar 22, $30

Come for a relaxing night of fun with Sarah Faye from Faye's Cafe. Sarah will cook for you and share ideas and recipes. Coconut Shrimp Hollandaise, Blackened Salmon, Asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto with Saffron Orange Crust, Savory Scones with Mango Marmalade and a Key Lime Yumtwist!

Taught by Sarah Knecht

Praise for Sarah: Sarah was phenomenal. It was so refreshing to take a course like this from someone of her expertise and feel so comfortable and relaxed! She is easy to follow, fun to listen to, and truly enjoyable. We marveled at her ability to do so much delicious food in such a short period of time, it’s empowering to know it CAN be done!

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Baking with Sourdough

1 Saturday, 10 am - 1:30 pm, Mar 25, $30

Learn to make one of the "healthiest" breads. There are many health benefits to sourdough. We will make it, bake it, and you will take it home to enjoy with family and friends. We will transform the dough into loaves, dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls. NO prior bread-baking experience needed. Bring something to munch on while we're waiting for the bread to rise.

Taught by Lin Martin

Lin Martin has enjoyed making bread for decades, and wants to pass this tradition onto the next generation. After a year of being on a gluten free diet, she slowly reintroduced wheat back into her diet. This is when she discovered that sourdough was easy to digest. Once again her kitchen is filled with the smell of fresh baked bread.

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City Government 101

4 Thursdays, 6-8 pm, Mar 23 - Apr 13, $40

Most of us, at times, wonder what goes on with our local government. We read the newspaper, we listen to our friends comments or complaints, and we fulfill our civic duty by voting for people whom we believe will do the best job as elected officials. But that is usually the extent of our involvement in our own local government. This course will provide a little more depth and understanding to the government closest to you.

Taught by James Bennett

James is the current city commission chair and has been serving on the commission for 8 years.

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Cancer Conquerors:

Effective, Inexpensive Inspiring

4 Tuesdays, 7-9 pm, Apr 4-25, $40

This class will be taught by Brian Sparks, cancer prevention and remission educator. It focuses on affordable and effective home strategies using naturopathic approaches to give your body what it needs to prevent and cleanse itself from cancer. The major problems of current medical procedures, how cancer gets started and multiple ways it can be quickly, effectively, and inexpensively overcome will be primary topics. Protecting yourself from toxic influences surrounding us in our homes and foods will be briefly touched on to increase prevention.

Taught by Brian Sparks

Brian Sparks has spent over 5,000 hours reading 36 books on natural cancer protocols, read hundreds of PubMed abstracts and summaries as well as researched best practices from government licensed clinics from around the world. He recently attended the 3 day, live, 40 speaker, Truth About Cancer Ultimate Live Symposium.

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Publish Your First Book

4 Thursdays, 6-8 pm, April 6-27, $40

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, and illustrations. Preparing blurbs, endorsements and marketing materials. Procuring the ISBN, bar code and copyrighting. Getting printer quotes. Working with Amazon, Kindle, Nook and iBook to publish as an e-book. We'll explore your options for Print On Demand, Google eBookstore, and short-run printing. And finally, we'll explore your sales and marketing options for self-promotion (getting online and in-print interviews and reviews, etc.).

Taught by Denis Ouellette

Denis Ouellette is currently the creator of a health magazine, "Natural Life News & Directory" and the author and self-publisher of his own book entitled "Heal Yourself." He has functioned as a publishing consultant, editor and graphic artist for 17 years and has taken many first-time authors all the way through from their raw manuscripts to a finished and printed book (and e-books).

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Microsoft Word: Beginner to Intermediate

4 Thursdays, 6-8 pm, May 4-25, $40

Memos, resumes, brochures, form letters... Flyers, posters, post cards, newsletters... Microsoft Word and similar word-processing programs are how the business and professional worlds communicate. In this class, we will use Word to create neatly formatted and richly illustrated documents. This class will cover all the beginning-to-intermediate skills you will need both at work and at home. Concepts taught will easily apply to other word-processing programs as well, such as Open Office, WordPerfect, etc. The class is hands-on, using one of Park High’s computer lab .

Taught by Denis Ouellette

Denis Ouellette has been working in a professional capacity with Microsoft Word and the Microsoft Office suite since they first came out in the 1990s. He is currently a publisher and editor of a health magazine, using these programs and other desktop publishing tools daily. Denis has a B.S. in Computer Science from Coleman College in San Diego.

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Buti Yoga

5 Mondays, 6-7 pm, Apr 24 - May 22, $25

Buti Yoga is a soulful blend of power yoga, cardio tribal dance and plyometrics. Buti was founded by 7 years ago by instructor Bizzie Gold. Buti Yoga is taught in 22 countries and 35 states, and now Montana! This practice will help you focus, clear your mind, tone the core from the inside, sweat like crazy and get healthy. We in the buti community also focus on clean, healthy eating to strengthen our bodies and souls. Get ready to sweat, laugh and transform yourself from the inside out!

Taught by Betsy Stahlman

Betsy is 47 years old and discovered Buti Yoga this past fall and fell immediately in love! When she hit her 40s she realized crossfit, running and skiing were great, but she needed more yoga and stretching and came across buti and never turned back. She jumped at the very first Buti Yoga certification in Montana this winter. This practice has changed her life, her attitude and her body.

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17758430_10211248387622062_2700013478170644714_o HELL’S A ROARIN’ HORSE DRIVE

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The 4th Annual HELL'S A ROARIN' HORSE DRIVE will take place on Saturday, May 27th in Gardiner, MT!

After the Horse Drive, stay for a great BBQ Dinner, Cowboy Poetry, Raffle Prizes, Bidding Auction, and Dancing to live music by Wylie and the Wild West!

This year's proceeds will benefit two GREAT organizations: Western Montana Search Dogs and The Montana Raptor Conservation Center.

For all of the details, visit our website at: www.hellsaroarinhorsedrive.com
Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/hellsaroarinhorsedrive/

veganWEB Hey, Sweet Patootie! The sweet potato potluck is This Sunday!

Hope you can join us this Sunday
February 12, 4:30pm at the
*The Park County Senior Center*
206 South Main

The always optional theme:
Sweet Potatoes!
Recipe Demo:
Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Sweet Potatoes!
It's no surprise that sweet potatoes are at the top of everyone's health foods list. These sweeties are packed with fiber, Vitamins A & C, and iron too. All this with zero fat and only 100 calories!

There are many delicious ways to whip them up; oven-roasted, grilled, stewed in curries, and baked in casseroles!

Recipe Ideas:
Sweet Potato Mac n Cheese
Sweet Potato Noodles
Sweet Potato Hummus
Sweet Potato Crepes
Sweet Potater Tots!
Sweet Potato Puffs
Sweet Potato Latkes
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl
Sweet Potato Burgers
Chocolate Sweet Potato Cupcakes
Aquafaba Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Soup
Watch the Video

*Live and Let Livingston Last Month*
Here are pics from our last potluck!
Here's the video we watched.
Here is Jane Marlow's book!

*Bozeman's Potluck*
is next weekend.
More details: Plant Powered 406
Contact Jodi to be added to Bozeman's list.
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We provide: hotplates, dishes & utensils, napkins, and hot tea & coffee with various sweeteners, and non-dairy creamers.

Join us on MeetUp - it's FREE!

flyfishWEB International Federation of Fly Fishers — local club South West Montana Fly Fishers – April Meet Info

Our April Meeting Intro to Entomology

Bring a friend and enjoy the evening with us!

Intro to Entomology – Entomology is at the very heart of fly fishing. It is the understanding of the aquatic insects that we use to create the artificial flies with which to fool the fish. Come learn more about the types of insects, their life cycles and how they become the food for fish in our local waters.

Our April Speaker will approach this diverse subject from the perspective of the fly fisher, providing you with the knowledge you need to help determine what the fish is eating and how to best select flies to replicate those insects.

Our April Meeting on the 2nd Thursday, April 13th at the Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge, starting with a social time at 6:00PM, Meeting starts at 6:30pm. Come join us for a great program.

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YogaWEB Lisa Hughes’ Workshop/March 24-25, 2017

Lisa Hughes is coming to the Breathing Room on Friday, March 24 - Saturday. March 25 for an early spring workshop.

On Friday night from 6:00-8:00 pm Lisa will focus on hips and restorative yoga posses.

Saturday morning from 9:00-noon Lisa will lead a gentle flow with a focus on hamstrings and other tight areas, and then Saturday afternoon from 2-4 pm will be a tea and meditation practice.

Cost is $120 for the entire workshop or $40 for each session.

Sign up on line and pay to reserve your space, at:
http://www.breathingroom-yoga.com and go to the events page. Email questions to atitgemeier@gmail.com or call 406-223-7148.

This should be a wonderful and inspiring weekend, one you won't want to miss. This workshop is open to all individuals regardless of where you are on your yoga journey.

clip-art-painting-403443WEB Livingston June Art Walk

Landmarks & Landscapes of Livingston

Works by Beth Gregory, Tony Demin, Tandy Riddle & John Zumpano

June 23 rd from 5-8pm

Green Door Gallery

120 N. Main, Livingston, MT

406.333.2330

Join us at the newly designed Green Door Gallery at Wheatgrass Saloon for an

evening with the artists and the chance to view their new work.

Exhibit: A celebration of the landmarks and landscapes of Livingston, Montana as

rendered through photography, metal work and paint.

The Artists:

Beth Gregory creates artisan jewelry from her studio in Livingston, Montana. This

exhibit will feature her enamel work, which embraces the vibrant hues and rustic

imperfections of working with glass, metal, and flame.  Starting with hand-cut

reclaimed industrial copper, she fuses multiple layers of enamel to the metal,

building up rich designs with a depth of color.  The medium is perfect for capturing

the raw beauty of our local landscapes and landmarks.

Tony Demin studied photography at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, then moved

on to shoot adventure sports in Aspen, Colorado.  From there, he landed among the

majestic mountains and river valleys of Livingston, Montana. He now has come full-

circle back to his roots in Traverse City, Michigan. Tony strives to capture active

living: the beauty, the grit, the quiet, the extreme and the messiness. Whether the

photo is painstakingly constructed or a blind grab shot, the final image is fresh,

authentic and memorable. 

Tandy Riddle

Tandy Miles Riddle is an award winning fine artist whose work is inspired by the

myriad forms of beauty she finds and explores in Southwest Montana. Tandy

attended the Corcoran School of Art and Montana State University.

Tandy works with oil on canvas or board with some additions of pencil, oil paint

stick or cattle marker & spray paint. The technique might be described as

expressionist. There is a mixture of realism and abstraction with a nod toward

something described as painterly, using a looseness to describe something finite.

John Zumpano

A Montana native and California expat, John Zumpano has spent most of his life

traveling the country pursuing light, shadow and form. Whether in motion or

stillness, images are the core of his world. His photos speak of people, landscape and

what the West is made of. 

About Green Door Gallery: Green Door Gallery is the newly designed

gallery at Wheatgrass Saloon. The Gallery is designed by Synergigi

Designs. In addition to the Green Door Gallery, Wheatgrass Saloon

consists of a cold-press juice bar and boutique in historic downtown

Livingston, Montana. More information may be found at

WheatgrassSaloon.com.

For questions, contact Lisa Snow Beaudin at 406.333.2330

toastmasters-logo@2x Livingston Last Word Toastmasters Club Competition

After a long winter, there's nothing quite like hearing a well-delivered, inspirational speech to help you get motivated, make some positive changes, and get the SPRINGGG back in your step! The Livingston Toastmasters Club invites you to attend a special event as their guest. Four club members have stepped up to compete in the World Championship of Public Speaking—starting with their club's competition.

The judges will pick a winner at the club level, who goes on to compete against the best from 12 local clubs at the Area 22-23 Contest, to be held March 18th in Bozeman, with competitors from Bozeman, Livingston & Gardiner. That winner then keeps going to the Division B Contest, also to be held in Bozeman, on April 8th, with contestants from Eastern-Montana clubs. That winner competes at the District 78 Contest, to be held in Bismarck, ND at the end of April, with the best speakers from MT, ND, SD and W. MN. All-district winners move up to the International Convention in Vancouver, BC, this August. So this is the start of something BIG!

Join us for this competition and learn about...

Brad Wilson's speech is entitled, "Why Is Speaking So Important?" Brad is the Maintenance Manager at Shields Valley Elementary and is currently politically active in preserving our access to public lands. He has been a Toastmaster for a year.

Bianca Klein's speech is entitled, "Finding Inspiration in Your Everyday," which is about the importance of self-care and slowing down in our fast-paced world. She is a Media Specialist at Yellowstone National Park and a blogger at Outdoor Exposures Family Photography. She has been a Toastmaster since September 2016.

Dave Skattum's speech is entitled, "The Fountain of Youth," and it's about watching your dreams come true by discovering great health. Dave started Toastmasters in 2005, and has served as the District 78 Director. Living in Pine Creek, he's been married to Laurie for 32 years, and has 3 kids and 3 grandkids.

James Waldby's speech is entitled, "India, a Tsunami Every Week." Now retired, James was a computer software analyst and consultant who joined Toastmasters in 1998. He has completed several advanced Toastmasters programs and is currently the President of Livingston's Last Word Toastmasters. He enjoys outdoor activities and travel. His speech will draw upon his experiences in India.

Please join the Livingston club for this special event on Tuesday, March 7th, from 6 to 7:30 pm, at the Vince Grant Hall, 1306 East Park Street, in Livingston. You'll get a free taste of what Toastmasters is all about—and the fun will bring your SPRINGGG back!

Snacks will be served. All of those eager to develop their presentation and leadership skills—anyone interested in personal development—is always welcome as their guest at the regular Tuesday meetings (same time, same station).

yoga-beach.jpg~c200WEB March Events at the studio

Yoga for Every Body

Yoga for Every Body is a slow, alignment-focused class suitable for people working with limitations. We use modifications and props including chairs to make poses accessible and provide options for those not wanting to come to the floor. Classes include yoga postures, meditation and breathing practices, and end with a long relaxation session. No yoga experience is necessary.

Thursday series begins again on February 23rd at 10:45-noon
Tuesday series begins again on February 28 at 10:45 -noon

You can pay a $13 one time drop in rate to check out the class, or $75 for the full six week series.

Lisa Hughes is coming to the Breathing Room on Friday, March 24 - Saturday. March 25 for a winter/early spring workshop. On Friday night from 6-8 pm Lisa will focus on hips and restorative yoga posses. Saturday morning from 9-noon will be a gentle flow with a slight focus on hamstrings and other tight areas, and then Saturday afternoon from 2-4 pm will be a tea and meditation practice.

Cost is $120 for the entire workshop or $40 for each session.

Please email me at atitgemeier@gmail.com to save a space or call me at 406-223-7148 with questions.

This should be a wonderful and inspiring weekend and open to all individuals regardless of where you are at on your yoga journey. More information to follow.

elk-river-arts-lectures McNamer sisters to read at Elk River Books

Elk River Arts & Lectures presents book readings by award-winning novelists and sisters

Deirdre and Megan McNamer, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, at Elk River Books.

Deirdre McNamer is the author of Red Rover, which was named Best Book of 2007 by the Los

Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Artforum, Bloomberg News and the Rocky Mountain News.

Earlier novels won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association award for fiction and were

named notable books of the year by the New York Times Book Review. Her short fiction, essays

and articles have appeared in the New Yorker, Ploughshares, the New York Times and Outside.

“Red Rover is vividly observed and original in its conception,” writes Richard Ford, Pulitzer

Prize-winning author of Independence Day. “This is the novel as storytelling, and it is of a very

high order.”

Megan McNamer is the author of Children and Lunatics, which won the Big Moose Prize.

Her essays have appeared in Salon, Sports Illustrated, The Sun, Tropic Magazine and Islands

Magazine, and she has won finalist, semi-finalist, and honorable mention awards from New

Millennium, Glimmer Train, Writers@Work, the University of New Orleans Writing Contest for

Study Abroad, the Travelers’ Tales Best Travel Writing Solas Awards for 2016, Carve

Magazine’s Raymond Carver Short Story Contest for 2016 and Cutthroat Magazine.

Rick DeMarinis, author of The Year of the Zinc Penny, writes, “Children and Lunatics pieces

together a nightmare landscape—the one we all live in. It's recognizable, strange and subtly

frightening. You can't lay this book aside unchanged.”

During the McNamers’ visit, they will also meet with students at Park High School. This

program is made possible by a grant from Humanities Montana and co-sponsored by the Murray

Hotel.

The free, public event will take place upstairs at Elk River Books, 120 N Main St., in Livingston.

Elk River Arts & Lectures is a non-profit organization that seeks to bring writers to Livingston

for free public readings, and to provide opportunities for those writers to interact with local

public school students. For more information, call 333-2330 or visit elkriverarts.org.

elk-river-arts-lectures MSU professor discusses being Muslim in America

Elk River Arts & Lectures presents a community discussion about Islam led by University of

Montana-Billings professor Ambrin Masood, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, at Elk River

Books.

As part of the Montana Conversations Program, Masood will discuss her experience of being an

American, a mother, a wife, a professor and a practicing Muslim. As one of about five million

Muslims living in the United States, she hopes, through this program, to expand people’s

understanding of her faith and culture.

“I pray five times a day, recite Quran every morning, fast during Ramadan, recite Bismillah

before I start my car, pay my zakkah,” says Masood. “But I don’t wear hijab. Am I a bad

Muslim? I don’t feel so. To me Islam is not supposed to be difficult or rigid, it is not guilt, it is

not fear, it is definitely not war—it’s peace—internal and external peace.”

During Masood’s visit, she will also meet with students at Sleeping Giant Middle School. This

program is made possible by a grant from Humanites Montana.

The free, public event will take place upstairs at Elk River Books, 120 N Main St., in Livingston.

Elk River Arts & Lectures is a non-profit organization that seeks to bring writers to Livingston

for free public readings, and to provide opportunities for those writers to interact with local

public school students. For more information, call 333-2330 or visit elkriverarts.org.

adult-community-education New LivingstonACE classes!

Three new classes are starting next week, please follow the links below to register before they fill up!

Spring Flower Arranging
1 Tuesday, May 2, 6:30-8:30, $35
http://livingstonace.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=1964&qid=205669

Microsoft Word: Beginner to Intermediate
4 Thursdays, 6-8 pm, May 4-25, $40
http://livingstonace.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=1965&qid=205669

Coaching Basics
1 Sunday, 9 am - 2 pm, May 7, $25
http://livingstonace.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=1966&qid=205669

Looking further into May:
Yoga Meditation for Addiction
Your Big Fat Greek Dinner (cooking a Greek meal)

elkriver One Fine Page: An Evening with Park County Authors

Elk River Books is partnering with the Yellowstone Gateway Museum for a special author event, “One Fine Page: An Evening with Park County Authors,” to commemorate the museum’s 40th Anniversary. The free event is slated for Thursday, June 1, at 7:00 p.m.

Come enjoy page-long readings by some of Park County's best authors including Elise Atchison, Marc Beaudin, Tim Cahill, Charlotte McGuinn Freeman, Ralph Langer, Scott McMillion, Ilona Popper, Karen Reinhart, John Taliaferro and Maryanne Vollers. More to be announced.

The museum opens at 6:00 and refreshments will be served. Authors will be on hand following the readings to sign books.

clip-art-painting-403443WEB Plein Air 2017 REGISTRATION now OPEN ONLINE!

THINKING ABOUT ...Summer 2017?

Plein Air on the Yellowstone online Registration now available.

Plein Air Painting on the Yellowstone
Park County, MT
August 5 to 11, 2017

We invite you to come and experience why so many are drawn to this inspiring area. During the Livingston Center for Art and Culture's 9th annual Plein Air on the Yellowstone, 25 artists from all around the greater western region will be painting from Wilsall to Cooke City and Springdale to the western border of Park County, Montana. The artists’ wet paintings will be on exhibit from Saturday August 11 through Saturday, September 2.

Artists please visit www.livingstoncenter.org and print out and read 2017 Plein Air Prospectus and Application and return to the LCAC. Registration is first come first serve, limited to the FIRST 25 participants.

2016 AWARD WINNERS:
Awards
First Place Contemporary – Robert Spannring, $300 cash
Second Place Contemporary – Parks Reece, $200 cash
Third Place Contemporary – RJ Newhall, $150 cash
First Place Traditional – David Swanson, $300 cash
Second Place Traditional – Steve Aller, $200 cash
Third Place Traditional – Lyn StClair, $150 cash
Poster Award – Merrie Murdoch
Purchase Award & Honorable Mention – Steve Spencer
Honorable Mention – Carol Barmore
Honorable Mention – Sheila Hrasky
Honorable Mention – Helen Donvan
Honorable Mention – Lyn StClair
People's Choice & Honorable Mention – Valerie Amon
Honorable Mention – Tom Eversman
Honorable Mention – Robert Spannring

STEVE SPENCER PAINTING AT FARMER'S MARKET DURING PLEIN AIR 2015

CALL THE CENTER WITH QUESTIONS......406-222-5222 OR EMAIL KATHY@LIVINGSTONCENTER.ORG
COMING IN TWO WEEKS......

Carnival: A Celebration of New Orleans & Mardi Gras
A unique exhibit curated by Christine Hillegass that will include masks for sale by AJ Scaff and Barbara Lee Morrison, trompe l’oeil paintings by Carla Pagliaro, oil paintings by Renee Evanoff, photographs by Chris Hillegass and whimsical dolls by Traci Isaly.

Reception: Friday, February 10th from 6 to 8pm. Fancy dress and masks STRONGLY encouraged!

4 jewelry making classes taught by Beth Gregory have been added to our winter roster.

Check out our online calendar and list of classes or call the Center for more info:
(406) 222-5222

UPCOMING EVENTS

1st Monthly Create and Sip Event:
Vision Boards by Bev Dawson

Monday January 30, 6:30 to 8pm
at the Livingston Center

CONTACT US:

HOME PAGE


kathy@livingstoncenter.org
222-5222

Gallery Hours:
Tues - Fri 11AM to 5PM
Sat 11AM to 4PM

The Center is supported in part by the Park County Community Foundation.
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clip-art-painting-403443WEB Pre Mother’s Day open house

Please Join us for our 6th annual Pre-Mothers day Open House to celebrate our Mothers and Earth Mothers with pottery, gifts, ceramic arts, and refreshments! 10-4 May 13th at Rainbow's Landing Studio, 31 Orion Way, Emigrant

lcac Register NOW online for all upcoming classes and art camps

ADULT ART CLASSES
&
6 SESSIONS OF SUMMER ART CAMPS

"DARK CANYON" POUR PAINTING BY GREY WILSON
UPCOMING CLASSES FOR ADULTS:
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND...

Pour Painting taught
by Grey Wilson

Date: Saturday, June 10
Time: 11am to 1:30pm
Cost - $40 per student ($35 for LCAC members)

Back by popular demand, Grey Wilson will demonstrate the basics of creating paintings that use gravity as your paint brush. Use of specific materials will be explained, how to use them and effects that can be achieved when combining them.

Students will be able to do more than one painting in the class. They may have to pick up their art the following Tuesday, as it only takes overnight to dry. Completed paintings also move slightly, so it is better to let them set. Drawing skills are not necessary. If you can put ketchup on a hamburger, you can do this. It's lots of fun and you will be surprised how creative you will become.

All materials included.
Location: 119 south Main Street, Downtown Ltown
Registration now available ONLINE: www.livingstoncenter.org or call
(406) 222-5222 or Kathy@livingstoncenter.org
Sand Casting Workshop by Laura Rose, Instructor
Saturday, June 17th
Time: 10AM to 5PM

Cost: $200 per participant
(LCAC Members $190, Materials Included)
Sign up online now to save your spot:

HOME PAGE


Always wanted to feel the exhilaration of casting molten metal? Come experiment with direct pour sand casting, one of the oldest, simplest and most satisfying methods of casting. Bring small objects (up to 1.5 inches) to press directly into the sand or use provided objects. The pressed pieces will not be damaged, but should not be too delicate and must not have any undercuts. Casting will be done in silver unless students wish to bring their own metal. Students will learn to prepare the mold, to cast and different methods of finishing pieces. Lab coat optional.

*No jewelry experience necessary, but experience using a torch is helpful.

casting grain silver (depends on amount each student uses +/- $25)
melting crucible $5
mold frame $55>>option handmade wooden versatile frame into which objects can be cast either horizontally or vertically or aluminum ring from Rio, into which objects must be cast horizontally
delft clay $25
You must prepay to confirm your spot in a class. Your instructor needs time to order class materials.
Summer Art Camp:
Traveling Through Space & Time

Download your forms today & pay online:

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Session will run Monday-Friday at the Center from 9am to Noon

Elementary Art Camps (ages 5-8): Cost, $130 ($125 for members)

Session I: June 19 -23
Session II: July 10-14
Session III: August 14 - 18

Art Camp Intensives (ages 9 - 12): Cost, $135 ($125 for members)

Session I: June 26 - 30
Session II: July 17 - July 21
Session III: July 31 - August 4

Daily Schedule for Week One:
Day 1- Europe - Prerecorded history.
Project - Prehistoric Cave Drawing
Concept - Lines
Day 2 - Middle East - 7th - 13th Century
Project - Mosaics
Concept - Warm and Cool Colors
Day 3 - Italian Renaissance -
Project - Painting with egg and chalk.
Concept - Color Value
Day 4 - Early American Frontier -1800's
Project - Weaving
2nd Project - Soap Carving
Day 5 - Modern Art - Abstract Expressionism - 1940's
Field trip to see a local modern art
Project - Jackson Pollock Drip Painting

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Italian Renaissance Gold Foil Relief Project
Week Two Themes and Activities:

Day 1 - Africa - Prerecorded history and more
Project - African Mask
Concept/Skill - Music as an art form (African music specifically)
Day 2 - Italy - Renaissance
Project - Gold Foil Reliefs
Concept/Skill - TBD
Day 3 - Russia - Late 1800's
Project - Making Matryoshka Dolls (Nesting Dolls)
Concept/Skill/Second Project - Making Peter and the Wolf Finger Puppets
Day 4 - USA - Mid 20th Century
Project - Picasso - One Color Painting
2nd Project - Fractured Faces
Day 5 - Space - In the Future
Project - (Littles - Create your own space alien and invent your own planet or galaxy)
(Bigs - Acrylic Painting of Galaxies and or real planets: pour painting)
Skill/Concept - How to draw cones and cylinders and such 3d by drawing a rocket.
Session will run Monday-Friday at the Center from 9am to Noon.

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Week Three Themes and Activities:

Day 1 - Ancient Egypt
Project 1 - Clay Tablets
Project 2 - Drawing Profiles in Egyptian style. (older kids)
- Make an Egyptian necklace/crown (little kids)
Day 2 - Easter Island 1000 AD - 1500 AD/ Stonehenge 4000 years ago/ Native American
Project - Totem Poles - using clay.
Day 3 - Historic China
Project 1 - Origami
Project 2 - Ink Cherry Blossom Trees (little kids)
- The Great Wave of Kanagawa (older kids)
Day 4 - Ireland - 1800's
Project 1 - Stained Glass (all day, all levels) (FIELD TRIP!!!)
Day 5 - USA - Today
Project 1 - Encaustics
Project 2 - Tile Art

These camps will be held at the Center and local outdoor open space nearby. Become a member today and support 18 years of sparking new ways of seeing and thinking through the experience of art and culture.

SUMMER ART CAMP REGISTRATION AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR ALL 6 SESSIONS:

CONTACT US:

kathy@livingstoncenter.org
(406) 222-5222

Gallery Hours:
Tues - Fri 11AM to 5PM
Sat 11AM to 4PM
119 S. Main Street

education-clip-art-WEB2 Scholarship Opportunity

The Park Affiliates of American Association of University Women (AAUW) announces a $1,000 scholarship for Park County female students. Students with a 3.0 GPA and entering their Sophomore year of college, or above, may apply. The application deadline is May 20, 2017. For more information or for applications contact Melanie Moroney at canyonmel@yahoo.com.

adult-community-education Spectacular Summer Classes from LivingstonACE

Digital Photography

4 Thursdays, 6-7:30 PM, June 8 - June 29, $50

Have you always wanted to become an amateur photographer but don’t know where to start? Do you already take pictures but are not sure what all your camera can do or how to make your pictures more professional? This class is for you!

This class will be an encouraging environment to learn the basics of photography both compositionally and technically.

Each lesson will include information on one or two technical functions, such as shutter speed and aperture, as well as composition and conceptual ideas. Students will get to combine both in one assignment each week. We will look at the work of famous photographers as well as student work each week in an informal critique.

Taught by Elizabeth Salacinski

Elizabeth has worked with digital photography for three years and is currently working towards a BA majoring in photography at Montana State University. Her pictures have one first and second prize in the Park County fair and she hopes to become a dance photographer.

Learn More & Register Online

Adult Beginner Ballet

3 Thursdays & 3 Mondays, 6-7:30 PM, June 8 - 26, $45

Basic beginning ballet for adults. Class will include stretching, barre exercises, and center work. We will cover the basic steps, combinations, and terminology of classical ballet. Improve your strength, flexibility, and balance. Ballet is a wonderful form of exercise and is fun at any age.

Taught by Parsifal Pittendorfer

Parsifal Pittendorfer began his ballet studies at Yellowstone Ballet School in Livingston, Montana. He received scholarships to San Francisco Ballet School, Orlando Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater and Ellison Ballet, NY. Before joining his current company, Texas Ballet Theater, in 2014 he danced professionally with State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara, California.

Learn More & Register Online

Mommy & Me Yoga (or Daddy)

4 Mondays, 10-11 am, June 12-July 3, $20

Mothers and Fathers of Livingston, you are invited to bring your child to yoga class! This class will be a fun and mindful way to engage with your child and learn new yoga postures! No experience with yoga necessary, bring your curiosity and readiness to engage. Mats and props will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.

Taught by Ashton Snyder

Ashton Snyder is a RYT-200 yoga instructor. She enjoys the experience of teaching children, teenagers, and adults alike. For Ashton, yoga is a lifestyle that brings her peace, focus, energy, spiritual grounding and connection with mind, body, and others.

Learn More & Register Online

Not Your Average Sign Language Class - Levels, I, II & Beyond

1 Saturday, 9-4, 1 Sunday,10-4, June 17-18, $65

Have you always wanted to learn sign language? Have you taken a sign class before but do not remember much? Do you want signing and receptive practice? Then this is the sign class for YOU! This is a fun workshop, taught by an experienced teacher, designed with much opportunity to practice fingerspelling, signing and receptive skills at your level! Emphasis will be on S.E.E. (Signing Exact English) comparing and contrasting ASL (American Sign Language). Sign up with a partner if possible.

Taught by Linda Zupan

Linda Zupan has taught kindergarten, MSU computer classes, MSU Peaks & Potentials (Grades 5-8) signing workshops, adult and senior citizen sign language classes and has also taught sign language sectionals to teachers across Montana. Linda has taken several hours of sign language classes (MCE & ASL) This class emphasizes Signing Exact English (SEE) for which Linda has extensively studied with the SEE Center for the Advancement of Deaf Children for which Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. recognizes offers continuing education credits.

Learn More & Register Online

Boot Camp with Sadie

4 Tuesdays & 4 Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 AM, June 20 - July 13, $40

In this class we will be working our entire body systems. Through High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), using mostly bodyweight, you will be sweating like you've never sweat before! High intensity interval training consists of shorter spurts of intense anaerobic exercise followed by less intense recovery periods. Push-ups, squats, jumping jacks, and lunges are just some examples of what we will be doing. However, these will all be performed in an unconventional, non-boring, manner! HIIT workouts are proven to whip you into great cardiovascular shape as well as tone your entire body. Whether you are a beginner or advanced in your exercise patterns, HIIT will be a challenge. Every exercise can be modified for your fitness level, which is what makes HIIT workouts a hit! Any equipment that will be needed for this class will be provided. Just bring yourself, lots of water, sturdy shoes, and a towel if desired! Up your cardio game and tone your whole body through bootcamp with Sadie!

Taught by Sadie Bandstra

Sadie a certified trainer in multiple areas, sports nutrition coach, and just has a passion for exercise! Over the last three years, HIIT workouts have transformed her entire life. She lost a total of 40 pounds and feels great in her every day life! She never enjoyed the long workouts, so quick, intense workouts are the perfect fit!

Learn More & Register Online

Buti Yoga

4 Mondays, 5:30-6:30 PM, June 5-26, $20

Buti Yoga is a dynamic asana practice fused with primal movement, tribal dance, and deep core engagement. Unlike a traditional yoga practice, poses are not held statically, but involve lots of movement! Get ready to sweat, laugh and transform yourself from the inside out.

Taught by Betsy Stahlman

Betsy is 47 years old and discovered Buti Yoga this past fall and fell immediately in love! When she hit her 40s she realized crossfit, running and skiing were great, but she needed more yoga and stretching and came across buti and never turned back. She jumped at the very first Buti Yoga certification in Montana this winter. This practice has changed her life, her attitude and her body.

Learn More & Register Online

Helping adults in Livingston and beyond discover and enrich their passions and professions.

LivingstonACE
132 South B St.
Livingston, MT 59047

educationWEB Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee for all Park County School

February 22nd at the Dulcie Theater

in Livingston at 1:00 p.m.

YogaWEB Summer evening series with Ashton/Memorial Day weekend schedule

Memorial Weekend Schedule
No classes Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29

We will have regular classes this Friday and Saturday of Memorial weekend but will not have our 4:30 pm class on Sunday and our 9 am and noon class on Monday, Memorial Day. We hope you all enjoy the weekend.
Our summer schedule starts June 1st.

flyfishWEB SW MT Fly Fishers club – March 9th meeting

SW MT Fly Fishers club - March 9th meeting

“Improve Your Yellowstone Fly Fishing".

Want to increase your catch rate? Increase your knowledge of the species of fish within the Yellowstone River and why they are where they are in the particular type of water structures.

Our club Speaker for the March 9th meeting will be Bob Wiltshire. He was the Montana State Fisheries Biologist for many years for the Yellowstone River and knows the species well. He will discuss the various species, what type of water each prefer and where along the ‘Stone they inhabit. Improve your knowledge to improve your success.

Bob’s current job deals with Invasive Species and he will also address the current and future situation with Invasive Species in Montana waters.

Come join us on Thursday, March 9th at 6:30pm in the meeting room at the Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge in Livingston. See you at the meeting!

lcac Upcoming Jewelry Classes

March Jewelry Classes:
All classes taught at the Livingston Center for Art and
Culture, 119 South Main Street LIVINGSTON

Full class schedule is posted on our website.

Setting Stones in Precious Metal Clay with BETH GREGORY

Date: Saturday, March 4 Times: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $145 ($140 members of the Center)
Prerequisite: Introduction to Precious Metal Clay

Learn multiple approaches for adding gemstones to your PMC creations, depending on the size and type of stone and design requirements. We’ll cover adding stones that can be fired in the kiln as well as accommodating stones that cannot withstand the heat of the kiln. Learn to make a bezel that can be incorporated into your silver design and built to secure a non-fireable stone. The materials fee covers the cost of 25 grams of PMC3, use of class tools, and stones, with an option to purchase additional special stones in advance.

*Please register by Monday so Beth can order supplies!

Layered Pendants BY BETH GREGORY

Date: Sunday, March 5
Times: 1:00 to 5:00 PM

Cost: $85 ($80 members of the Center)
Learn foundational metalsmithing skills while creating a unique pendant! We’ll cover tool use, sawing, piercing, filing, drilling, rivets, texturing, and patinas. Cost covers all materials needed, including base metals.

*Please register by Monday so Beth can order supplies!

Rings and Bangles from Tin Cans
Learn crimping and folding techniques to create rings and bangles to size from a deconstructed tin can. Learn to cut open, flatten and prepare a tin can for use in future projects and solder with lead-free plumbers solder and a soldering iron. All levels of experience welcome.
Instructor: Bryan Petersen, MSU Professor of Metalsmithing
Date: Saturday, March 25
Time: 11 AM to 3 PM
Cost: $40, $35 for members of the Center (includes $5 materials fee)
Ages: teens and adults

Register now: (406) 222-5222 or
kathy@livingstoncenter.org

lcac View from a Lens: 4 Photographers/4 Perspectives

View from a Lens:
4 photographers/4 perspectives

Lynn Donaldson: "Hands down, my favorite subject to photograph is rural Montana. My favorite thing to do is roam around on gravel roads with my camera. I’m not particularly interested in shooting scenery or wildlife, but I love photographing people, dusty barrooms, rodeos, and events. Displayed in this show are three images, out of hundreds of thousands of frames I’ve snapped in the past 25 years, documenting Montana’s rural corners".

Testimonial and photojournalistic work by Keegan Nashan from the Syrian refugee crisis.

Eloquent landscape photography by Lindsay Wells in a series entitled “From my Back Door”.
Paul Whiting

Architectural work from Paul Whiting: “I do better work when I don’t go out hunting for photographs. Quite the
opposite: the photograph finds me, it presents itself. To be aware of what surrounds us requires that we remain open - when we do, grace, and a compelling photograph, find us”.

These four artists will be displaying varied perspectives in complement and contrast to each other’s work.

Reception for the artists to be held Friday, May 19th
6 to 8pm at 119 South Main Street
in Livingston, refreshments and live music provided.

Upcoming Classes for Adults:

Mixed Metal Enameled Collage Pendant

Class Date: May 13, 2017 Class Size: Max - 8; Minimum - 4
Time: 10 AM to 5 PM (1 hour lunch break) Prepaid by May 5 so instructor can order materials
Cost: $160 Non-Members
($140 Members) Instruction Fee: $110
Materials Fee: $50 covers cost of 6”x 6” copper sheet, 3”x1” sterling silver, rivets, enameling powders, steel wire necklaces and use of class tools.
Prerequisite: Beth Gregory’s Enameling Class or experience with torch enameling. You will be able to move faster if you have taken “Metal - Alternative Surfaces” class. Supplies to bring if you have them (there will be some to share in class): Ball-peen hammer, small regular hammer, Sharpie extra fine tip marker, flush-cut wire cutters, safety glasses, scissors, tin snips, writing materials, bench block, metal scissors. Pliers: Bent nose, long needle nose, jewelry pliers.
Age: 18 and older (younger needs instructor approval) *** Pack a lunch if you’d like more time to play

Create your very own one of a kind pendant using copper sheet and sterling silver. You will first design your pendant on paper by deciding on the base shape (instructor has templates to borrow or you can create your own), and other layered elements for their shape and color. You will cut out the shapes using metal shears and disc cutter. You will learn how to finish the edges, how to dome the pieces and how to create metal patina by fire torching. You will have the option to enamel your smaller elements. Last but not least we will have fun putting them all together into two unique pendants using cold connection and pre made steel wire necklaces! Please wear cotton clothing and closed toe shoes, and bring a cotton apron if you have one. You will be playing with fire!

Nuno Felting 102 - Felted Silk Scarf

Class Date: May 14, 2017 Class Size: Max - 6; Minimum - 4
Time: 10 AM to 4:30 PM (30 mins break) Prepaid by May 5 so instructor can order materials
Cost: $115 Non-Members ($100 Members) Instruction Fee: $80 - Materials: $35
Prerequisite: Nuno Felting 101 or prior experience with nuno felting Age: Adults
Bring: One old bath towel and one hand towel that you don’t mind getting dye on and a spray bottle Please register ahead.

Create a one of a kind scarf using silk chiffon, wool and silk rovings, yarns, soap and water. You will hand dye your silk using a variety of fun techniques. Using an assortment of wool rovings and yarns, you will learn how to pull the wool, how to shape it and lay it on your scarf before wet felting it. There will be a strong emphasis on color and design choices as well as fashioning a well-felted fabric that hangs softly. Learning this nuno technique is a starting point to create clothing, pillows, and more. This is a labor intensive class (lots of elbow grease) so wear supportive shoes & comfortable clothes which you don’t mind getting wet and dirty. You must be able to stand and bend over for a duration of 1 to 1.5 hours when you are felting.

Register online now for 6 weeks of summer art camps.
This year's theme: Traveling Through Space & Time

Camp Schedule:

$135 - $120 per student.

http://www.livingstoncenter.org

Elementary Art Camps(ages 5 - 8)
Monday - Friday 9AM to NOON
Session I : June 19-23
Session II: July 10-14
Session III: August 14 - 18

Art Camp Intensives
(ages 9 - 12)
Monday - Friday 9AM to NOON
Session I : June 26-30
Session II: July 17 - 21
Session III: July 31 - Aug 4