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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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132 South B St.
Livingston, MT 59047

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.

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:

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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

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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

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

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.

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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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

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

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.

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

Breathing Room Yoga News

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.....

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)

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/

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.

Buti Yoga, Tennis, Pottery, Build a Picnic Table

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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!

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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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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.

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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.

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ASPEN’s April 2017 Newsletter

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

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

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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Classical Conversations info meeting

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.

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.

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.

Grant Writing, French Caribbean Brunch, City Government 101

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

LivingstonACE
132 South B St.
Livingston, MT 59047
John Gregory ~ john@livingstonace.org ~ 406-220-2083

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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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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.

ASPEN’s March 2017 Newsletter

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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).

1 week till Artful Bites, did you buy your ticket??

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

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

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!

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.

Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee for all Park County School

February 22nd at the Dulcie Theater

in Livingston at 1:00 p.m.

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.

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.

Learn More & Register Online

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.

Learn More & Register Online

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.

Learn More & Register Online

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.

Learn More & Register Online

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!

Learn More & Register Online

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.

Learn More & Register Online

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.

Learn More & Register Online

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!

Learn More & Register Online

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.

Learn More & Register Online

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.

Learn More & Register Online

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!

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.

Learn More & Register Online

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.

Learn More & Register Online

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.

Learn More & Register Online

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.

Learn More & Register Online

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!

Learn More & Register Online

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.

Learn More & Register Online

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.

Learn More & Register Online

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!

Learn More & Register Online

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.

Learn More & Register Online

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.

Learn More & Register Online

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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New Year’s Day Class/Strength Series/$60 Unlimited Yoga in January

New Years Day Vinyasa Class with Kim
noon-1:30 pm
Celebrate the beginning of 2017 with a Vinyasa class taught by Kim. You can use your regular pass for this and/or the drop in fee is $13.

There will be NO 4:30 pm Vinyasa class with Autumn on Sunday, January 1st.

Polling for times for Sunday's Class: Autumn and I were wondering if people are happy with the 4:30 pm time for Sunday's class or if they would rather have it at 5:00 pm. If you feel strongly either way please email me at atitgemeier@gmail.com or text me at 223-7148.
Thank you

Unlimited Yoga in January for $60

There is still time to purchase an unlimited pass for January. Just note that all January unlimited passes end January 31st regardless of when you purchase it. Contact Amy at 223-7148 to get a pass or show up at the studio the first week of Janury to buy one.

Strength Building Six Week Series class with Alyssa starting Thursday January 12, 2017**

Tap into your strength for the Best Year Ever!

Build strength to support your goals, reconnect to what you want and refine your existing awesomeness
This 6-week series will focus on strength and flexibility for your body and mind.

Thursdays 6:00-7:15 pm
First Class: January 12th
Last Class: February 23rd
Cost:$60

Contact Alyssa Davis @ 223-7920 or aksrdavis@gmail.com to reserve your spot!!

Stay tuned for Yoga for Runners starting up in March!

**This class is not part of the unlimited month of yoga

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DEBRA LAMM
PO Box 1390
Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 223-9368
Email: DEBRA LAMM

LAURIE BISHOP
211 South Yellowstone Street
Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 222-7475
Email: LAURIE BISHOP
Facebook:Laurie Bishop

ALAN REDFIELD
538 Mill Creek Road
Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 220-1247
Email: ALAN REDFIELD

DIRK ADAMS
729 Shields River Road
Wilsall, MT 59086
Email: DIRK ADAMS

MARTHA MILLER
158 Pine Creek Road
Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 220-0177
(406) 222-4116
Email: MARTHA MILLER

My name is Martha Miller and I am running for re-election as Park County Auditor. I have lived and worked in Park County for 39 years. I have been married to my husband Mike for 32 years and our children were born and raised here. Mike and I owned and operated a successful construction business in Park County for over 25 years and I have been in supervisory and financial management positions most of my working career in Park County.

I am the first elected Auditor for Park County and have served in that capacity for 8 years and I am proud of my accomplishments as Auditor. I have worked to resolve a number of significant audit findings and Park County now has balancing procedures in place for taxes receivable, taxes paid in protest and Treasurer's cash, key areas relating to the accuracy of Park County's financial reports. Reports used by the Commissioners and department heads to make financial decisions; the same information available to the public.

I work closely with Treasurer to keep tax billing and payment information in agreement with accounting records and monitor tax adjustments generated by the Dept of Revenue.

I prepare investment trust account reconciliations for the Clerk of District Court and I work with both District and Justice Court to monitor money held in trust. The sheriff's department and detention center also hold money in trust for Park County citizens and I prepare reports on these trust accounts for the Commissioners.

Another of my duties is approving all claims presented to the County for payment. I have promoted streamlining the claims process to improve efficiency while reducing excessive and redundant paperwork, allowing department heads to focus on the essential duties of their department.

I volunteered and was appointed by the Commission to manage Angel Line Senior and Disabled Transportation and I assist the Park County Senior Center with annual grant compliance and HUD tenant recertification for the Center's low income senior housing.

Working together toward a common goals and promoting a culture of teamwork is important for Park County, important to me as Auditor, and important for efficiency in local government.

Helping departments, answering questions and offering assistance whenever possible has been a focal point for me. Fiscal responsibility is fostered through knowledge and promotes accountability and transparency; empowering department heads and elected officials to make informed financial decisions.

I have invested myself in the position and taken on many duties and responsibilities. I look forward to another term as Auditor, to finish long term goals and projects. Building trust in local government through accountability, fiscal integrity and transparency and continuing to serve the citizens of Park County as Auditor.

I would sincerely appreciate your support in the upcoming election. Thank you!

MARILYN N HARTLEY
1812 East River Road
Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 333-4551
Email: MARILYN N HARTLEY

About me . . .
I was born and raised in rural Pennsylvania . . . the third of eight siblings. At age 21, I was fortunate to marry the love of my life, Steve, and we have remained happily together for 37 years . . . and counting. Steve is the service manager at Frontline Ag (John Deere) here in Livingston. We have been blessed with 3 wonderful sons, 4 grandsons & 2 granddaughters. All 3 of our boys graduated from Park High and our youngest, Justin, is a staff sergeant in the United States Marine Corps currently serving in North Carolina. He is a veteran of Iraqi Freedom and I am so very proud to be a military mom.

Steve and I brought our family to Paradise Valley in 1994 and have lived there in the same place for 22 years. We attend Grace Bible Church in Bozeman where I serve in musical ministry both as a soloist and in a ladies ensemble.

My Qualifications . . .
After the birth of my second son, I went back to school and became a licensed professional. I opened and successfully operated my own business for 6 years until we moved to Montana. Here in Montana, I went to work as the accounts receivable manager for a local manufacturing company where I was privileged to handle the credit accounts of business owners from all over the world. During my 7 years there, I also served as assistant to the comptroller, the liaison between the sales and finance departments, as well as processing payroll and assisting with benefits administration for as many as 120 employees. Then, 13 years ago, I came to the Park County Accounting Office as Assistant Finance Director. My main focuses there have been: payroll administration (including associated reconciliations), working in the general ledger, assisting the county treasurer with closing month-end financials, assisting with the county budget, and troubleshooting for school clerks.

In our ‘spare’ time, my husband and I opened our own business where we manage a vacation rental and I do administrative clerk duties for the Cooke City Water District (since 2010) and their Emergency Services (since 2012). I’ve also been the manager for the Livingston Bowling Association since 2008.

Why me . . .

The Park County Auditor is currently charged with reviewing all county accounting functions for accuracy & compliance with Montana Code, approving claims, managing Angel Line transportation, and any other tasks assigned by the Commissioners. I believe that I am ready to accept those challenges . . . and more. You will have noticed that my employment history is one of diversity, hard work and responsibility.

As a former and current business owner, I am well aware of the amount of time and care that it takes to see that everything is done right. I did/do all of my own accounting (including reporting and taxes), scheduling appointments, ordering products and providing customer service. I now believe the experience and skills that I have gained can be more fully utilized to Park County’s financial advantage by adding more value to the County Auditor position.

Because the County Auditor has few mandated duties in Montana Code, there is much flexibility and the position looks different in each county that has one. After studying a few of them, I see ways that we can better structure the position to get more for the $72,000+ that it is costing county taxpayers.

While I truly enjoy my work in the Accounting Office, I find myself desiring to serve the residents of Park County in an even greater capacity. I'm excited about the possibilities for becoming your County Auditor and believe that that the Office could be used to solve current workload issues . . . which, in turn, will cut costs.

So, on November 8th, vote for the candidate with 'hart'. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

 

JUNE LITTLE
2502 Constellation Drive
PO Box 121
Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 223-7777
(406) 222-4125
Email: JUNE LITTLE

June Little, incumbent, has announced her candidacy for re-election to the office of the Clerk of District Court. She is seeking her ninth term. Ms. Little began her service in the Clerks’ office in 1980 as a Deputy Clerk, and was subsequently appointed as clerk of District Court in 1983.

The office of the Clerk of District Court is governed by over 800 Statutes, some Federal Statutes as well as Local and Supreme Court Rules. In order to perform the functions of her job with the most up to date laws and changes in these laws, she has attended numerous seminars and workshops during her public service. She became a Certified Clerk of District Court through the Montana State University in 1991 and has met the requirements every four years to remain certified.

She has been very active in the Montana Clerk of District Court’s Association and was elected President of that Association in 1987 and again in 2014. She has been elected and helped to start the Education Committee of the Clerk’s Association and served on the executive board for 22 years. She was appointed to the Automation Committee in 1989 and is still serving on that committee. In addition, she has actively supported many local community programs and has been a member of various Livingston Organizations such as the Livingston Golf Course and the Livingston Roundup Association.

Ms. Little is a lifelong resident of Park County and spent most of her earlier life in the rural communities of Paradise Valley and the Main Boulder. She has one son, Scott, a successful golf pro, who resides in Arizona with his wife, Karin, who is an educator, and their twin girls Serra and Anna.

Previous to her District Court experience, Ms. Little worked for over 13 years in the field of accounting, giving her an invaluable tool in the administration of the Clerks’ office, especially in the field of budgeting.

As a proven, dedicated, elected public servant, June Little looks forward to continuing competent and courteous service to all citizens of Park County. She eagerly accepts and performs the monumental tasks required by the office of the Clerk of District Court, and consistently maintains a high level of office integrity. Also, Ms. Little’s experience and extensive knowledge of the Clerk of District Court’s office procedures proved to be very helpful during the transition of our new District Judge Brenda Gilbert. Ms Little is privileged to hod the office of the Clerk of District Court and is extremely proud to serve in her chosen career and to have her excellent Deputy Clerks of District Court, Terry Sarrazin, Pamela Pendill, Shelly Breeden, and Molly Bradberry, serving the residents of Park County. June will continue to provide excellence in the performance of her duties in her office for the taxpayer of Park County.

MARITZA H REDDINGTON
612 Bluebird Lane
Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 224-0234
Email: MARITZA REDDINGTON
Facebook: Maritza Reddington

My name is Maritza Reddington and I am running to retain my current position as Park County Clerk & Recorder. I was appointed by the county commission in November of 2015 based on the recommendation and confidence of my predecessor, Denise Nelson.

My husband and I moved to Park County in 1998, where we have established a successful business and raised our three children. I have been an employee of Park County for nine years, and have exclusively been in the Clerk & Recorder’s Office.

I am running for this position because I have the experience and knowledge it takes to maintain the level of professionalism and effiecncy that is expected of this office.
Some of my qualifications are:
Promoted to Chief Deputy in January 2015
Nine years of experience in records preservation, MCA document standards, subdivision regulations and vital records management.

Certified by the Montana Secretary of State’s Office to administer and conduct primary and general elections, and on the use of statewide voter systems.

Knowledge of county government and financial reporting, along with working with the public on a daily basis.

Please vote Reddington on November 8th. It would be an honor to serve the citizens of Park County in this capacity. Not only do I know the job and the different challenges that occur on a daily basis, I know what it takes to meet deadlines and get the work done.

Thank you for your support!

TAMMY L LEWIS
69 Prairie Dr
PO Box 422
Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 223-8786
Email: TAMMY L LEWIS

I have three children, Amanda 20, Aaron 18, and Adam15.  I am a fourth generation of Park County. This is my home and I want to make it a better place for all our children.
I am running for county commissioner because I believe that I can make a difference. I want to uphold the law in the decision making process. I want to serve the residents of Park County. I am interested in finding solutions to our refuse issue, continue on with road improvements and balance the budget.  I am vested in the community, a taxpayer, business owner and I know how to make tough choices.  I have served on several boards and committees. I am willing to do what it takes to serve our community.

TESS FUNK
45 Horse Creek Road
Wilsall, MT 59086
(406) 578-2193
Email: TESS FUNK

My name is Tess Funk and I am running for Park County Clerk and Recorder. Many of you probably already know me or have visited with me at one time or another. I am a life- long resident of Park County. I grew up here, raised my children here and my grandchildren are being raised here. I have worked for the Department of Revenue in the Property Assessment office for the past 15 years. This profession has given me a great deal of experience working with real estate documents and public service. The position of Clerk and Recorder has not come open with unelected candidates in it for over 20 years. Now is the time for me to stand up and let all of you know, I would like this opportunity to service you in this capacity. I am at an age and time in my life to take on this position and give it the time, attention and commitment it deserves. I have been honored to work for the citizens of Park County in Property Assessment and have a good reputation of hardworking, dependable and knowledgeable. I would love to serve you as your next Park County Clerk and Recorder so VOTE TESS on November 8th. Thank You!

BRAD WILSON
104 Hannaford Street North
PO Box 77
Wilsall, MT 59086
(406) 578-2155
Email: BRAD WILSON
Facebook: Brad Wilson

My name is Brad Wilson, and I am running for the District 3 seat on the Park County Commission. I was born and raised in Park County, and I live and own a home in the beautiful Shields Valley. I am a graduate of Wilsall High School and the Montana Law Enforcement Academy.

I have served the citizens of this county as a Deputy Sheriff and then as an Assistant Road & Bridge Supervisor. I also owned and operated, Professional Touch Siding, Inc., a local small business. I currently own,The West Recycled, a hobby business that repurposes old wood into western décor.

I am running to restore public trust in our local government, to improve basic services for the county, to bring back fiscal responsibility with common-sense budgeting and spending, to ensure public safety (law enforcement, roads and bridges, communications, and rural fire), to improve relationships with state agencies and county employees, and to bring a lifetime of experience and knowledge.

I am the only candidate with technical and administrative experience with both the Sheriff and Road Departments, which are two of our largest budgets.

Park County needs a stronger direction. I will provide it by knowing that the major issues I decide upon will be in the best interests of taxpayers. I will have the Park County taxpayer's back.

Thank you for your vote by absentee ballot or at the polls on Election Day.

CLINT TINSLEY
102 Pine Street West
Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 224-3376

MARTY MALONE
106 Pray Road
Livingston, MT 59047
PO Box 152
Pray, MT 59065
(406) 223-1302
Email: MARTY MALONE

My name is Marty Malone and I am running to be re-elected to the office of Park County Commissioner. My wife, Gayleen, and I own and run a ranch near Pray Montana. We have been married for 45 years. We have two grown children that live and work in Park County and three wonderful grandchildren. I have lived in Park County for 48 years.

During the past two terms, I have worked to improve the infrastructure of Park County, insure transparency in all actions by the Commission, encourage business development, and balance the County budget.

I served as Park County Extension Agent for over thirty years and nearly eight years as Park County Commissioner. I am very dedicated to serving the Community of Park County.

The Park County Commission serves as the local governing board in the County. It is the Commission's responsibility to act as legislative body and act as the executive for all departments. It is certainly a full time job. I personally feel it is very important to visit each department in and out of the Courthouse and be acquainted with all the employees. I feel strongly that it is important for Commissioners to be knowledgeable of what each department faces on a daily basis

When I first ran for this office I believed that it is very important that the Commissioners be very active tracking the policies And activities of state and federal governments. The action of these agencies has a major impact on the economy of Park County and the recreational opportunities for citizens. I have been very active in the Custer Gallatin Forest Collaborative. The purpose of this Collaborative is to assist the Forest Service in locating potential areas for fuels reduction and harvesting. The goal is to reduce the number and severity of forest fires.

County Commissioners are very important to the success of this nation. No other elected office has more contact with citizens. Commissioners live and work in the County that they govern. Citizens have the opportunity to express their opinion on any number of subjects.

TIM HENSON
46 View Vista Drive
PO Box 1086
Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 220-1832
Email: TIM HENSON
Facebook: Tim Henson

I am running for District 2 Park County Commissioner. I am currently employed by Park County as the Fairgrounds Caretaker. I am proud to have served in the United States Navy for 22 years. During my career in the Navy I obtained a wealth of knowledge in management of business and cyber security referred to as ISSM INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY MANAGER.. With this great opportunity of being in the U. S. Navy I was trained in the fields of Leadership, Balancing and working with Budgets, How to deal with work issues as a Manager and gained valued education in the fastest growing IT field. I am proud of the two business I created. Livingston Concrete Supply and Mamas Cotton Candy Corner. I have worked for Fisher Sand and Gravel here in Livingston. And I am a Certified Drug and Alcohol program advisor.

Through my involvement with local business and my employment I have attended multiple government board meetings, I discovered there is a need for more fiscal preparedness and basic common sense in our local leaders. Through my business and military background I can provide the citizens of this county with a solvent, responsible solution to many of the concerns that are facing each of us every day.
Governments duty to it's citizens is safety, health and welfare.

I would like to provide you with my three primary concerns for the current situation in your county and my solutions to remediate them:
1. We have become a top-heavy government, expending funding to numerous positions within the political framework that does not produce the minimum needs of the citizens, much less the statutorily required ones. We have too many chiefs and not enough people producing the end product; serving you, the public. Many required elements have slipped through the cracks to the point that no one knows who is performing the mandatory task, let alone if they are being performed.

During my tour in the Navy I commanded 50 personnel and trained 100s more in operations, combat, CPR and weapons certification, firefighting, flooding preparedness, and maintained my own budget for my personnel and duties. I could not pull additional funding from PILT if I fell short.

2. We are running under an antiquated dispatch system known as analog, while the FCC P2 5 mandates will require us to eventually move into digital communications. Current officials have not secured a plan to set aside funding to purchase, implement or train for this requirement. I am trained as an Information Systems Security Manager or ISSM, which is the the military equivalent of an IT Technician and have a working knowledge of both cyber and technical implementation of communications in a broad spectrum of situations and radio communications. It is government's duty to keep it's citizens safe and I would endeavor to bring the many agencies now utilizing our current dispatch system into the 21st century standards and compliance.

Prior to my Navy Retirement I held the following additional qualifications and responsibilities:
* Command Operations Chief
* Combat Systems Training Team Member
* Damage Control Training Team Member
* Force Protection Training Team Member

I moved to Livingston shortly after my Navy Retirement to be close to my family as we have called Livingston and Park County home for over 30 years.

I am proud to be a member of
* The American Legion
* VFW
* Toastmasters

My concerns I see are the need for Informed, Fair and Balanced discussions that can result in making sound decisions that will benefit the quality of life we have here in Park County.

I am aware there are current issues needing to be attended, However I do anticipate in looking hard at certain areas for better service.
* Upgrading the antiquated 911 system from Analog to Digital
* Roads
* Renewable Energy
* Emigrant Pit and Mine Proposal

I believe to get a job done you need to roll up your sleeves and get with it. That is what I intend to do with your vote for me.

BILL BERG
511 Highway 89 South
PO Box 275
Gardiner, MT 59030
(406) 223-2565
Email: BILL BERG
Facebook: Bill Berg
Website: Bergforcommission

I've been a proud Park County resident for 30 years. My wife and I live 5 miles outside of Gardiner. A summer job brought me to Yellowstone in 1972, leading to a 9 year career as Director of Business Operations for Yellowstone Park Service Stations in Gardiner. During a career break in an MBA program I developed a business concept and launched a web-based job board in 1995. CoolWorks.com is now 21 years old, employs 8, and has helped tens of thousands find meaningful work in great places -- like Montana.

Volunteering on the Park County Planning and Development Board since 2008, and serving as Chair for 2 of those years, has provided valuable insights into the workings and trends of the county. I've served a number of volunteer roles in Gardiner, including one year as President of the Gardiner Chamber of Commerce in 2011. I've also served as President of the Greater Gardiner Community Council since 2012. In that capacity I've volunteered on the steering committee of the Gardiner Gateway Project for several years, establishing productive working relationships with Yellowstone Park, Park County, the state of Montana, and several federal agencies and officials. That network was key to the success of the Gateway Project and other community minded projects we've tackled recently.

As Teddy Roosevelt put it, I believe that "Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." I like work that matters. After years of volunteering, I would like to contribute more directly by serving on the Park County Commission.

I look forward to working on your behalf, guided by the priorities of ensuring citizen-driven decisions, preserving our q

Emigrant’s Fall Festival

Good morning -

We are currently looking for vendors for Emigrant's Fall Festival. Preference will go to those with handcrafted items. The details are as follows:

Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 10:00-3:00. Set-up is same day from 7-10a.m.

Card table space - $5
8' table space - $15
8'x8' space - $20
8'x10' space - $25

Vendors will be in the Emigrant Hall as well as St. John's Church. Vendor spaces at the church are limited to "card table and 8' table spaces".Vendors will be asked to donate a small item the day of the show for the raffle. All vendor booth fees and raffle proceeds are being donated to the Friendship Fund of St. John's Church that goes toward helping those in need in Paradise Valley. Lunch will be available for purchase for vendors and the public. All vendor spaces must remain set-up for the entire show. Please forward this information to fellow crafters in your area that may be interested. If you are new to vending in the Emigrant area, please contact me prior to submitting your application to make sure we are not duplicating items for sale. Please print the next portion of this email, complete, sign and mail to me with payment by October 15, 2016.

Betse Stuart
15 Emigrant Bench Road
Pray, MT 59065

Make checks payable to ST. JOHN'S CHURCH.

Questions? Contact Betse at bstuart0077@gmail, or text/call 406-223-0077. Thanks and hope to see you there!!

Just FYI.....this is the only show currently scheduled for the rest of 2016 in the Emigrant Area.

Pine Creek Lodge

May 19 - Tom Catmull, Shelly Bessler, and Tony Polecastro
May 24 - Camp Girl Guitar Womens Retreat and Music Festival
May 24 - Creek & River Writers Night - Tami Haaland
May 26 - Trout Steak Revival
May 27 - Girl Guitar Jam

2496 EAST RIVER ROAD | LIVINGSTON, MONTANA 59047

406-222-3628

Chiropractors

Dr. Merle Bouma - Vector point cranial therapy
118 E Callender Street Livingston MT 59047; PO Box 1344
406.222.0145
Cranial, sacrocranial, and neural organization technique

Dr. Stephen Y. Dobelbower - Park County Chiropractic
1201 US Hwy 10 West, Ste. A1 Livingston, MT 59047
406-222-9373

Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist. Full Spine, Cranial and Extremity Adjusting.
We Care Chiropractic
309 So Main Livingston MT 59047
406.222.5522 Experience Today's Technology - DYNAMIC MOTION X-RAY : See your spine moving; less radiation
- COMPUTERIZED TEMPERATURE ANALYSIS : Safe & painless nerve system analysis
- AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE : Wellnes plans available

Dr. Marlin Braun- We Care Chiropractic
311 So Main Livingston MT 59047
406.222.0396

Dr. Wayne Netley
2 Parkway Drive Livingston MT 59047
Office 222-2999; Home 222-0003; Fax 222-2361

Dr. David Thiry - Thiry Chiropractic
403 W Park Street Livingston MT 59047
406.222.6668 Graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractice.
Private practice since 1978 in Livingston.
"Fact: The brain stem and spinal cord are primary pathways of nerve impulses to and from the brain. Messages back and forth through these nerves control the health and function of virtually every cell, tissue, organ and system of the body. The spinal cord is housed by the spinal column. Vertebral subluxation (misalignment) can irritate nerve tissues and ultimately couse health problems."

Dr. Louis J. Buffalino
1201 Highway 10 West unit C (new location) Livingston MT 59047 406.222.4444

Dentists

Dr. Richard Nichols
422 S Main Livingston MT 59047
406.222.7218

Dr. Stephen McGrath
422 S Main Livingston MT 59047
406.222.0121

Dr. J P LaValley
422 S Main Livingston MT 59047
406.222.1431

Dr. Andrew Orton
131 W Park Livingston MT 59047
406.222.2850

Dr. Ted Kulaga
422 S Main Livingston MT 59047
406.222.6061

Dr. Gary Jagodzinski
422 S Main Livingston MT 59047
406.222.0636

Dr. Elizabeth Blavatsky
422 S Main Livingston MT 59047
406.222.6078

Dr. J E Smith
422 S Main Livingston MT 59047
406.222.1300

Dr. William Venable
110 S B Livingston MT 59047
406.222.8152

Dr. Kent Wilson
110 S B Livingston MT 59047
406.587.1811

Neptune’s Brewery

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119 N L St, Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 222-7837

Katabatic Brewery

5/1 - Bluegrass Jam

5/4 - You Knew Me When

5/6 - Scott Tecca

5/8 - Bluegrass Jam

5/13 - Chad Okrusch

5/15 - Bluegrass Jam

5/20 - Travis Yost

5/22 - Bluegrass Jam

5/27 - Donnie Elliot Band

5/29 - Bluegrass Jam

Location: 117 West Park Street, Livingston, MT

Unofficial Results of the Livingston City Commissioner Primary Election September 15, 2015

Sarah Sandberg.........436
Particia Grabow.........340
Mel Friedman............300
Lisa Marie Adams.......219

Marian O'Neil............117
Melynda Harrison.......44
Denise Boggs...........39
Ari Novak.................35
Write-In..................12

Emigrant Peoples Market

Hey yall, don't forget People's Market. We love new vendors and are starting to sell fresh harvest of veggies. Got anything to sell? Or just come by and visit. Don't forget the Wildflour Bakery Cafe and the great BBQ they have now serving beer and wine. Visit beautiful downtown Emigrant Saturdays.

KATABATIC BREWING COMPANY “BEERS FOR A CAUSE” LIVINGSTON DEPOT FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER/FRIEND-RAISER AT THE BREWERY-MARCH 24 FROM 4 TO 8 PM

Katabatic Brewing’s Beer For A Cause will take place from 4 to 8pm, Tuesday March 24th at the Brewery. Katabatic Brewing, a neighbor of the Depot, just across the street at 117 W. Park Street, will donate a $1.00 of every pint of beer sold on Tuesday.

The Livingston Depot Foundation is a member supported non-profit organization now celebrating 30 years of preserving Livingston’s Historic Northern Pacific Depot. We invite you to come out and have fun at this “friend-raiser” and learn more about this community organization and our plans for 2015. On hand will be our guest curators for our newest summer exhibit “TRAIN IN ART:” Train+Depot=Light, Energy, Motion, which features a contemporary view of the Western Rails by Livingston Artists Sheila Hrasky and Tandy Miles Riddle. Plan to meet the artists who will be sharing some of their newest work along with members of the Depot Foundations Board of Trustees who will be on hand to share information about this community organization. The Depot Foundation appreciates the support of Livingston Businesses like Katabatic who take an interest in promoting community causes. Come out to the Brewery to support this opportunity to raise funds and friends for the Depot!For more information contact the Livingston Depot Foundation at 406-222-2300.

Firehall Fitness Center

Firehall Fitness Center
124 East Callender Street
Livingston, Montana 59047

406-222-8716

Fitness Center Offering Cardio Equipment, Free Weights, Weight Machines, Group Fitness Classes, and Locker Room with Sauna.

Colmey Veterinary Hospital

Colmey Veterinary Hospital
5288 U.S. Highway 89 South
Livingston, Montana 59047

406-222-1700

Faithfully Serving the Community since 1956 with Skill and Kindness

Body and Sould Massage

Body and Soul Massage, Arch and Sole Reflexology, Marcia Ann Evans
Yellowstone Gateway Mall
1106 West Park Street, Suite 8
Livingston, Montana 59047

To schedule appointments with Marcia Ann Evans call 406-220-1031.

Massage, Reflexology, and Far-Infrared Body Wraps Available.

Ouellette, Denis Acupuncture

Denis_Ouellette
730 North 11th Street
Livingston, Montana 59047

406-333-4103
Email:denis@wispwest.net
or visit my website at www.naturallifenews.com

BODYWORK: A Licensed Massage Therapist with many years of experience. Having worked with thousands of people, Denis adjusts and customizes each session to the client’s needs and wants. Noted for creating true and lasting relief of chronic muscle pain and tension and speeding recovery from both stress- and repetitive-motion issues. You are sure to emerge from either a 60-minute or a 90-minute session feeling renewed and refreshed. Most frequently requested modalities include: Swedish, Acupressure, Reflexology, Deep Tissue, Breathwork, Hot Stones, Cool Marble, and just in, the use of a BioMat far-infrared heating pad on the table, delivering penetrating heat to activate the body’s immune system. Denis works out of his studio in Livingston. Enjoy! More information at NaturalLifeNews.com. Call 406-333-4103 for an appointment.

BREATHWORK: Nothing increases vitality better than improving and using your breathing for oxygenation and detoxification. Denis is a certified Optimal Breathing Development Specialists. Author of “Heal Yourself with Breath, Light, Sound and Water,” he has conducted the Integral Breathwork Seminar many dozens of times all over the US and in Canada. Available for private assessment and corrective sessions as well as individual, transformative breathwork sessions. There’s no way to describe the power and the change that can come from using the breath for your physical, mental and emotional health and overall well being. Come and experience it for yourself! More information at IntegralBreathwork.com. Call 406-333-4103 for an appointment.

Orthodontists

Dr. Richard Nichols
422 South Main Street
Livingston, Montana 59047

406-586-8727

Specializing in Orthodontics. Visiting Livingston Dental Care Once a Week.

Yellowstone Dental

Yellowstone Dental, Trevor R. Strupp, DMD
1313 West Park Street
Livingston, Montana 59047

406-222-2850

Offering the Highest Level of General Dental Care.

Livingston Dental Care

Livingston Dental Care
422 South Main Street
Livingston, Montana 59047

406-222-6061

Dr. Ted Kulaga, Dr. Tony Frederickson, Dr. Kevin Scott, Dr. Elizabeth Blavatsky

Community Health Partners

Community Health Partners
126 South Main
Livingston, Montana 59047

Medical Practice 406-222-1111
Dental Practice 406-585-8701
visit our website at www.chphealthmt.org
or visit our Facebook Page at: www.facebook.com/CHPHealth
Email: info@chphealthmt.org

on is to enhance community health and well-being through innovative programming, strong partnerships, improved outcomes. Our vision is 100% Access, 0% Disparity

Learning Partners

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Learning Partners
112 West Lewis Street
Livingston, Montana 59047
406-823-6356
406-823-6363
Website: Community Health Partners
Learning Partners offers HiSET preparation and testing, Parents As Teachers home visiting program, and monthly parent and child activities.

Adult classroom schedule: M-TH, 9-2
HiSET test schedule: twice a month, usually first and third Friday mornings
Parent Support and Parents As Teachers schedule: M-F, 8 – 4
Call to make an appointment

Sunday Workshop

Daylight savings got you down -

Adjusting to the winter wind upswing -

just have nothing better to do?

Join me for an entertaining two hours of fun filled antics and asana (poses).
When: This Sunday, November 16th -
4-6 pm. $20.00, all levels welcome.
Call Alyssa to get your spot: 223-7920

Instructor: Alyssa Davis
Alyssa received her RYT-200 training in the summer of 2013. Alyssa has been practicing since 2002 and loves Anusara style, bringing an athletic element to her classes.

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Growing Roots Learning Center


1500 East Park Street
Livingston, Montana 59047
Phone: 406-222-4483

Providing affordable childcare and preschool programs to families

Little Einsteins PreSchool & DayCare

Little Einsteins Logo
326 South Main Street
Livingston, Montana 59047
Phone: 406-333-2810

Infant, toddler, 3-6 years old

Park County Superintendent of Schools

Park County Superintendent of Schools: Ed Barich
Phone: (406) 222-4148
Email: Ed Barich, Park County Superintendent of Schools
Website: Park County Superintendent of Schools

The Park County Superintendent of Schools is to provide administrative support, information and organization for the schools and communities of Park County.

Festival of the Thread

In conjunction with the “Last Best Fest”, Livingston's Shane Lalani Center for the Arts will host the first annual “Festival of the Thread”, an exhibition of textile art takes place September 5 through 7 in the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts Ball Room. Featured works in fiber include: quilts, mixed media textile art, weaving, batik, knitting, clothing and furniture.All the artists represented in “The Festival of the Thread” have been recognized for mastery of their craft and bring a diversity of styles and mediums to this unique exhibit.Exhibit hours are: Friday September 5, 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday September 6, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday September 7, 10 a.m. to noon. An artists’ reception on Friday hosted by Faye’s Café will take place from 4-6 p.m. prior to a performance of “Romeo and Juliet” by Montana Shakespeare in the Parks. Romeo and Juliet will be performed in the west parking lot of the Shane Center and in the event of inclement weather, the production will move indoors to the Dulcie Theatre. Curtain is 6:00 pm. Saturday’s classes will be held in the Shane Center classroom on the second floor. Saturday September 6, “Fabric Painting with a Twist” by Carla Pyle 10 a.m. to noon; “Color Your Quilt” with Monique Kleinhans 1to 3 p.m. Be sure to stop by Peggy Paugh Leuzinger’s studio on the main floor between 12-1 on Saturday for a hands on weaving demonstration. For more information, contact Colleen Story at threadfestival@gmail.com. Follow Festival of the Thread on Facebook

Live Music at the Music Ranch

May 12th - The Dirt Farmers

For more information, call 406-222-2255 or visit musicranchmontana.net

Live Music at Follow Yer Nose BBQ

No Events at this Time, check back next summer!

4 Overlook Road, Emigrant MT.

Little Tree PreSchool


216 South 9th Street
Livingston, Montana 59047
Phone: 406-223-6922
Keelia Islay, Administrator

Little Tree PreSchool provides quality education for ages 3-5.

Springdale Elementary School

First Street
Springdale, Montana 59082
Phone: 406-932-6756

Shields Valley Schools


There will be No 2015 School Board Election.

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Erik Wilkerson, Superintendent

Shields Valley Elementary (K-6)
PO Box 131
Wilsall, Montana 59086
Phone: 406-578-2535
Fax: 406-578-2176
Alan Peterson, Principal
Sherry Wright, Secretary

 
Shields Valley Junior High and High School
P.O. Box 40
Clyde Park, MT 59018
Phone: (406) 686-4621
Fax: (406) 686-4937

Greg Sager, Principal
Anita Crane, Secretary
Website: Shields Valley Schools

Montessori Island School


160 Miller Drive
Livingston, Montana 59047
Phone: 406.222.8808
Alyson Peterson, Director
Montessori Island School

Livingston School District Administration


There will be No 2015 School Board Election.
Three board seats were open for election. We received two candidates:
Dalen Purkett and Tom Shellenberg. The trustee election scheduled for May 5th was canceled and Dalen and Tom are elected by Acclimation. Tom and Dalen will be seated at the May 12th Regular Board Meeting. They both will serve three year terms.
The board will appoint a trustee to fill the third seat for one year. The seat will be up for election for a two year term in 2016.

132 South B Street
Livingston, Montana 59047
Phone: 406-222-0861
Email: Rich Moore, Superintendent
Email: Ellen Conley, Business Director
Email: Jenny Stringer, Superintendent's Secretary
Email: Sherri Via, Payroll Clerk
Website: Livingston School District 4 & 1

School Board: Livingston School District Board of Trustees

Park High School (9-12)

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102 View Vista Drive
Livingston, Montana 59047
Phone: 406.222-0448
Fax: 406.222-9404
Email: Lynne Scalia, Principal
Website: Park High School Website

Sleeping Giant Middle School (6-8)

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300 View Vista Drive
Livingston, Montana 59047
Phone:406.222.3292
Fax: 406.222.3512
Email: Lisa Rosberg, Principal
Website: Sleeping Giant Middle School

B.A. Winans Elementary (K-2)

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1015 West Clark Street
Livingston, Montana 59047
Phone: 406.222.0192
Email: Luke Shelton, Principal
Website: Winans Elementary School

Gardiner School System


There will be no School Board Election this year.

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510 Stone Street address
Gardiner, Montana 59030
Phone: 406-848-7563
Fax: 406-848-9489
Email: J T Stroder, Superintendent
Email: Mike Baer, Principal
Email: Tamara Cunningham, District Clerk
Website: Gardiner Public Schools
School Board: Gardiner Board of Trustees

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Posted: 01/29/2015
Strategic Planning

Community:
The School Board has identified three areas based on the strategic plan that they would like to create committees to formulate recommendations for each initiative. If you would like to serve on one of these committees or feel like you may be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to work on one of these committees please let me know. We would like to have two parents/community members, two students, and a SME to serve on each committee in addition to two staff members and a board member. Committees are as follows:
•Facilities Committee- will be responsible for considering the needs, wants and preferences of our school and our community, developing a plan that prioritizes our facility needs.
•Technology Committee - will be responsible for continuously researching and exploring innovative ways to enhance the programs and services we provide to students, developing a plan that prioritizes our technology needs, reviews our strategic objectives on an ongoing basis and makes knowledge-based recommendations to the Board.
•Communication Committee - will identify strategies to carry out our communication initiatives identified in the Strategic Plan.

In addition, there will be an Academic Program Committee who will review our academic programs to ensure that current course offerings are meeting the needs of our students. The School Improvement Team will serve as this committee but if you are interested please let Mike Baer know in case there are openings on this committee.

You can reach me at jtstroder@gardiner.org or 406-224-7323 if you have any questions.

Thank You,

JT Stroder
Superintendent
Gardiner School District
406-848-7563

Posted: 01/28/2015
Bruin Booster Club 2015

Posted: 12/13/2014
The school board officially adopted the Strategic Plan last night for long and short term planning for the school district. There was over a year's worth of work that went into the plan and we would like to thank all who participated. You can access the plan here:
Strategic Plan

Pine Creek School


There will be no 2015 School Board Election.

PineCreek
2575 East River Road
Livingston, Montana 59047
Phone: 406-222-0059
Michelle McCathy, Principal
Website: Pine Creek School

Arrowhead School (K-8)

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(406) 333-4359
1489 East River Road
Pray, Montana 59065

Email: Jan Cahill, Superintendent
Website: Arrowhead Elementary
Contact Info: Contact Information

School Board: Arrowhead Board of Trustees

Ryan Malone (Chairman) 333-4492
Tina Poncin 333-4758
Pete Reed 333-4063
Rob Scott 823-9848
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LEAH SHANNON (Head Teacher) 333-4359

LivingstonACE Adult Community Education

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John Gregory
Adult Education Director
132 South B Street
Livingston MT 59047
406-220-2083

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

St. Mary’s Catholic School

511 South F Street
Livingston, Montana 59047
406-222-3303
Principal: Nicole Kirschten

St. Mary's School is dedicated to the total education of each student in a Catholic environment rich in the love and philosophy of Jesus Christ. Our academic program strives to develop responsible students who possess personal confidence, academic mastery, and the moral religious fiber to attain success in life.

Live Theatre at the Blue Slipper

No Events at this time

Location: 113 E Callender St, Livingston, MT. Call 406-222-7720 or visit bluslipper.com

Live Theatre at the Shane Center

Coming Soon

Location: 415 E. Lewis St, Livingston Mt. Call 406-222-1420

Live Music at the Buckhorn Theatre

No Events at this Time

Location: 5237 Hwy 89 South #4 Livingston, MT, call 406-222-9600 or visit buckhorntheatre.com

Summit Christian Academy


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One West End Road
Livingston, Montana 59047
Phone: 406-823-9155
Email: Bob Brown, Administrator
Website: Summit Christian Academy

Summit Christian Academy is a K-12 private christian school located in Livingston, Montana dedicated to giving students the best Christian-based classical education available taught
by believers who are serious about educating kids.

District Staff
Superintendent – Dr. Rich Moore Ph.D.
Payroll Clerk – Sherri Via
Accounting Specialists- Laura Lamb, Lori Smith

Trustees for Park High and Livingston Elementary School Districts:

Name Telephone Term Expires
George Bornemann 406-222-4993 May 2016
Carol Goosey 406-222-3864 May 2014
Bruce Kron 406-222-7068 May 2015
Tammy Lewis 406-222-8786 May 201?
Ted Madden (Chair) 406-222-1792 May 2014
Tom Shellenberg (Vice Chair) 406-222-7563 May 2015
Kari Vondra 406-222-2652 May 2014

High School District

Name Telephone Term Expires
Druska Kinkie - Arrowhead District 406-333-4345 May 2014
Leslie Pierson - Pinecreek/Springdale District 406-222-3707 May 2016

To Contact Board Members Via E-Mail

East Side Intermediate (Elementary) School (3-5)

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401 View Vista Drive
Livingston, Montana 59047
Phone: 406.222.1773
Email: Bob Stevenson, Principal
Website:East Side Intermediate

Welcome back East Side Students & parents! Please join us for the east side open house on Monday, August 25th, to tour the school and see where your children will be gaining invaluable education!
East Side Open House Details

Live Music at the Murray Bar

May 10 - Jimmy Smith
May 11- Johnny Dango & The Cornbread Special
May 12 - Band of Drifters
May 13 - Solidarity Service
May 14 - Caroline Reese
May 15 - Gregory Rawlins & Mike Surber
May 17 - Sean Eamon
May 18 - WYOamericana Caravan
May 19 - Hayes Collective
May 20 - Quenby & The West of Wayland Band
May 22 - Shelly Besler & Tony Polecastro
May 25 - Swamp Dawg
May 26 - Canyon Collected
May 27 - One Leaf Clover
May 29 - Austin Shilling

Location: Downtown Livingston. Call 222-9463 or visit their website at TheMurrayBar.com

Farmers Markets

Livingston Farmers Market at Miles Park Bandshell in Livingston

June 3-Sept 24
Every Wednesday 4:30 to 7:30 PM

marketwebFood, 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.

Emigrant People's Market

Starts Early June
Summer Saturdays, 10 AM to 2 PM

emigrant-peoples-marketVendors, 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. Contact Greg Lynch at 333 4507, or gjlynch@wispwest.net

Sheilds Valley Market

Mondays June Through August 4:30-7:30, Clyde Park

Park County and Livingston Yearly Events

July 4th Week: Livingston Round Up, Parade and Art Fair
July Third Week: Livingston Summer Fest
July 26: Livingston Classic PBR

August: Park County Fair www.parkcounty.org
August: Bark in The Park
August: Old Settlers Day in Clyde Park

Early December: Livingston Holiday Stroll
Chrismas Day: Free Community Dinner at The Civic Center

Live Music at Chico Hot Springs

May 12-13: Russ Nasset & The Revelators
May 14: Norinne Linderman
May 19-20: The Max
May 26-27: Tsunami Funk
May 28: Mandy Rowden

Location: Paradise Valley. Call 333-4933.

Blue Slipper Theater
113 East Callender Street, Livingston
For more information visit www.blueslipper.com 
For reservations call the Blue Slipper Theatre at 222-7720.

The Blue Slipper Theatre continues its tradition of offering the best in community theater as it has since 1964. The Blue Slipper, located in the heart of Livingston, Montana's historic downtown district, is a non-profit organization operated almost entirely by volunteers. Four or five full-length productions are typically staged each season, with a variety of comedic and dramatic selections included in the annual lineup. The Blue Slipper hosts touring productions, music, and comedy throughout the year and offers a Christmas variety program to the public free of charge.

Crazy Mountain Productions
415 East Lewis Street, Livingston, Montana 59047
406-222-1420 for reservations and more information.

Crazy Mountain Productions is committed to strengthening community through participation in the performing arts. We accomplish our mission by utilizing a unique combination of professional and volunteer talent to produce regular seasons of high quality musical theatre productions, theatre education classes, elementary school outreach programming, and Young Actors’ Workshops. Please check our website for a current schedule.

Chico Saloon and Hot Springs
South of Livingston.
406.333.4933
Visitor’s Guide

Traveling to Yellowstone Park through Livingston?

If you are coming from the East or West on I-90 be sure to get off at the first Livingston exit, then go to Park Street and head south on Route 89 to the Park. Stop by and visit the many art galleries and interesting shops in culture rich Livingston. There's something for the whole family.

Forest Fire Links:
kxlh channel 9 - Helena
dailydispatch.com

Livingston Area Web sites Many sites of interest to visitors including lodging and recreation
Livingston Enterprise Website Visitor's Guide Section on their site.
Department of Transportation Road Conditions, Montana State Map, more
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks State parks info, hunting and fishing regulations, education, wildlife, news releases
Yellowstone National Park National Park Service Site
Yellowstone Park NetYellowstone National Park Information
Yellowstone Net Comprehensive info on Yellowstone National Park
Glacier National Park National Park Service Site

Agriculture & Animals

Stafford Animal Shelter (Local Animal Shelter)

Arts & Entertainment

Blue Slipper (Local Live Theatre)
Music Ranch Montana (Indoor and Outdoor Music Theatre in Paradise Valley)

Rainbows Landing Pottery (Local Potter and Ceramic Artist)
The Buck Horn Theater (Indoor and Outdoor events in Livingston)

Auto & Vehicle Services

Key Insurance (Vehicle Insurance)
State Farm Insurance, Dean Hendrickson (Vehicle Insurance)
State Farm Insurance, Sarah H. Skofield (Vehicle Insurance)
Yellowstone Country Motors Dodge-Jeep (Front Page Sponsor, All Auto and Truck Services)
Taylor-Leavitt Insurance ( Vehicle Insurance)

Construction & Home Care

Ace Hardware
Graybeal's All Service

Park County Schools & Education Organizations

Arrowhead Elementary (Public School)
East Side Intermediate (Public School)
Gardiner Public Schools (Public School)
Park High School (Public School)
Park County Superintendent of Schools
Pine Creek School (Public School)
Shields Valley Schools (Public School)
Sleeping Giant Middle School (Public School)
Summit Christian Academy (Private School)
Winans Elementary School (Public School)

Finance, Insurance & Legal

American Bank Montana (Montana Bank)
First Interstate Bank.com (Regional Bank)
Key Insurance (Insurance)
Quesenberry Agency (Health and Life Insurance)
State Farm Insurance, Dean Hendrickson (State Farm Insurance)
State Farm Insurance, Sarah H. Skofield  (State Farm Insurance)
Taylor-Leavitt ( Insurance)

Government

Livingston City Goverment
Park County Goverment
Park County Superintendent of Schools

Health Care & Beauty

Community Health Partners
Denis Ouellette, Massage Therapist
Gesundheit Nutrition Center
"Gesundheit! with Jacobus" Radio Show
Livingston HealthCare
Mary Williams, LMP, MMT, CCT
Natural Life News and Directory

Lodging, B & B's, Camping & more

Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge

Organizations, Churches & Charities

Livingston Park County Public Library

Restaurants, Saloons & more

Cafe at Clark's Crossing
Copper Johns Bar And Grille
Fiesta en Jalisco
Follow Yer' Nose BBQ
Glenn's
K-Bar Pizza
Matt's Butcher Shop and Deli
Montana's Rib and Chop House(Great Local Restaurant...Front Page Sponsor)
River's Edge Bar and Grill
Rosa's Pizza
The Office Lounge & Liquor Store (Livingston Night Spot)
The Owl Lounge
The Sport Bar and Grill
The Stockman
The Two Bit Saloon
Tumbleweed Bookstore and Cafe
Wildflour Bakery and Cafe
Yellowstone Valley Lodge

Real Estate & Land

ERA Landmark
Guardian Title, Inc Estate (Front Page Sponsor)
Montana Brokers
Raich Montana Properties, LLC
Shields Valley Real Estate

Retail Shopping

Ace Hardware
Cowboy Conection (Old West Collectables)
Dan Bailey's Fly Shop (local Fly Fishing Shop and Front Page Sponsor)
Gesundheit with Jacobus
The Paradise Gallery (Carol Howe and local artists: Front Page Sponsor)
PrintingForLess.com (local web based printing company)
Rainbows Landing Pottery (Local Potter)
PrintingForLess.com (local web based printing company)

Sports & Recreation

Dan Bailey Fly Shop (Local Fly Fishing Shop and a Front Page Sponsor)
River Source (Local River Guides)
Paradise Rafting White water rafting, scenic floats, horseback/whitewater combo

Technology, Media & Communication

Gesundheit with Jacobus
Markouture
Montana Pioneer (local Magazine: See our AD in the Event Page every Month)
Mountain View Web Design, Inc. (host of LivingstonMontana.Com)
PrintingForLess.com (local web based printing company)

Sinclair Tank N Tackle
Downtown Business District, Gardner
406-848-7501

Flies/tackle and licenses.

Park’s Fly Shop
P.O. Box 196, Gardiner
406-848-7314

Guide Service, flies/tackle, fishing equipment, rental equipment, licenses, fly tying materials and maps/info.

Spring Creek Specialists Fly Shop
On Depuy Spring Creek
222-5664

Flies and fishing equipment.

Hatch Finders Fly Shop
113 W. Park, Livingston
406-222-0989

Guide service, flies/tackle and fly tying materials.

Dan Bailey’s Fly Shop
209 W. Park, Livingston
406-222-1673

Guide service, flies/tackle, fishing equipment, fly fishing schools, rental equipment, fly tying materials, maps/information, outdoor clothing, licenses, artwork and mail order catalog.
Visit us online at www.dan-bailey.com

Anderson’s Yellowstone Angler
US Hwy 89, ½ mile south of Livingston
Phone: 406-222-7130

Guide service, art work, flies/tackle, fishing equipment, licenses, rental equipment and outdoor clothing.

Sweetwater Fly Shop
5082 U.S. Highway 89 South, Livingston
406-222-9393, 1-877-628-FISH

Email us at customerservice@sweetwaterflyshop.com
or visit our website at www.SweetwaterFlyShop.com
or visit our FaceBook page www.http://www.facebook.com/SweetH20FlyShop

Emily S. Colman / Rainbows Landing Pottery

The functional stoneware pieces are all food and dishwasher safe. Functional stoneware is beautiful, long-lasting and makes a wonderful special gift for yourself or a friend. All pieces are fired to a mid-range to the highest firing temperatures. Various firing techniques are used for the sculptural work, but they are usually high- fired in salt or wood soda environments, or gas reduction fired.
Artisan Emily S. Coleman has signed all the individually hand-thrown pieces. She has been making art professionally since 1972, having ventured into stoneware more recently. A graduate of the Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts, Ms. Coleman began studying pottery with raku potter Bob Green at the Shelburne Craft School in Shelburne, VT. She also worked in the pottery studio of Judith Bryant of Lincoln Potters in Lincoln, VT, and apprenticed with teacher Mary Jane Neal of the Mt. Mansfield Union High School Art Department in Jericho, VT. Ms. Coleman holds an MEd. from the University of Vermont. After moving to Montana, she studied as a community class student at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, from 2004-2006. During that period she studied with resident artists Curtis Stewardson, Albion Stafford, Gerrit Grimm, Deborah Schwartzkopf , Trey Hill, and participated in a kiln-building workshop with Ben Krupka. Most recently she has attended ceramics classes at Montana State University with Asst Profs. Josh DeWeese and Elizabeth Sparks, from 2007-2011, and has shown in group and solo shows at the University. In addition to selling her work at farmers markets in Monatana, and at selected shows in the northwest, she teaches adult and student pottery classes at her studio in Emigrant, MT, RainbowsLanding Studios.

Yellowstone Gallery and Framework

P.O.Box 472/ 216 Park Street
Gardiner, Montana 59030

406-848-7306

Visions West Gallery
108 South Main Street, Livingston, Montana 59047
Phone: 406.222.0337

Fine art with an emphasis on western and wildlife motifs. "We represent both traditional and contemporary genres with both established, nationally recognized artists as well as talented emerging artists."

Shining Mountain Gallery
1390 East River Road Pray, Montana 59027
Phone: 406.333.4704 or 877.974.6464
Parks Reece Gallery
119 South Main Street Livingston, Montana 59047
Phone: 406.222.5724
Open: 11:00am to 5:00pm Tues-Sat

Original Paintings, Lithographs and Reproductions
Born January 19, 1954 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge region of the Appalachian Mountains to Scotch-Irish parents, I was indoctrinated into the arts and was an active member of the art community. Some of my most vivid memories are of finger-painting at age 6 with my mother, Gwyn Finley Reece under the tutelage of Ruth Shaw, the originator of the finger-painting medium. I went on to attend East Carolina University, the Universidad National in Costa Rica, and attained my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute.
For almost 30 years I have roamed the mountains, rivers and taverns of Southwest Montana, often in pursuit of wild game and fish. My gallery is located in historic downtown Livingston where you can view my newest work.

The highly acclaimed book, Call of the Wild The Art of Parks Reece, featuring the first published collection of the wit and works of Parks Reece is also available at the gallery.

Reed Lehman Pottery
Callender Street Livingston, Montana 59047
Paradise Print Gallery
223 South Main Street Livingston, Montana 59047
Phone: 406-222-5974 or 800-313-6078
Paradise Gallery
210 Park Street, Gardiner, Montana 59030
Phone: 406-848-9155
Email: carol@theparadisegallery.com

The Art of Carol Newbury Howe and other local artists
Carol's works are collected worldwide with several collectors owning over 125 works at last count. She was commissioned to paint two Miss America's and her fine art is published by Paradise Gallery and Gifts. She and her gallery are located in beautiful Gardiner, Montana, at the Arch Enterance to Yellowstone Park.

Mordam Art
109 South Main Street, Livingston, Montana 59047
Phone: 406.222.0321

Parke Goodman Studio, Gallery and Bonnifed Designs, featuring hand made glass beads by Bonnie Goodwoman.

Livingston Center for Art and Culture
119 South Main Street, Livingston, Montana 59047
Phone: 406.222.5222

The Livingston Center is a newly formed non-profit organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for artists and professionals to share their skills and talents with the residents of Park and the neighboring counties. Our Center provides a location for classes, a meeting and gathering space for educational interchange, and an exhibition gallery for artists' and students' works. For more information please contact 222.5222 or drop by the Center Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Paul Krapf Art Studio And Gallery
1099 Hyway US 89 (Mile Marker 11)
Gardiner, Montana 59030
Phone: 406-848-7750, 406-848-2416
Hrasky Fine Art
105 West Lewis Street
Livingston, Montana 59047
Phone: 406-222-2262

Sheila K. Hrasky Fine Art

Garre Fine Art
112 North Main Street
Livingston, Montana 59047
Phone: 406-222-7847

Lifelong artists John Garre and Karen Garre have lived and worked in Montana for over a decade. Their distinctly untamed interpretations of the American West adorn the walls of prestigious homes and businesses across the nation. Their finest works are available at the Garre Fine Art gallery in the heart of historic downtown Livingston, Montana. Original oil, pastels and watercolors by John and Karen Garre.

Frame Garden
110 East Calender Street Livingston, Montana
Phone: 406-222-5222

A contemporary fine art gallery with full service custom framing.

Danforth Gallery
106 North Main Street
Livingston, Montana 59047
Phone: 406-222-6510

The Danforth/PCFA Mission is to nurture the creation and awareness of art by providing opportunities for contemporary artists and by offering innovative outreach programs, so that our community, especially our youth, can realize the importance of art in their lives.

B civilized
113 West Park Street Livingston, Montana 59047
Phone:406-222-5996

Gwen Strachan Owner
Contemporary Art and Fair trade hand made objects

Agriculture & Animals

Stafford Animal Shelter (Local Animal Shelter)

Arts & Entertainment

Blue Slipper (Local Live Theatre)
Music Ranch Montana (Indoor and Outdoor Music Theatre in Paradise Valley)

Rainbows Landing Pottery (Local Potter and Ceramic Artist)
The Buck Horn Theater (Indoor and Outdoor events in Livingston)

Auto & Vehicle Services

Key Insurance (Vehicle Insurance)
State Farm Insurance, Dean Hendrickson (Vehicle Insurance)
State Farm Insurance, Sarah H. Skofield (Vehicle Insurance)
Yellowstone Country Motors Dodge-Jeep (Front Page Sponsor, All Auto and Truck Services)
Taylor-Leavitt Insurance ( Vehicle Insurance)

Construction & Home Care

Ace Hardware
Graybeal's All Service

Park County Schools & Education Organizations

Arrowhead Elementary (Public School)
East Side Intermediate (Public School)
Gardiner Public Schools (Public School)
Park High School (Public School)
Park County Superintendent of Schools
Pine Creek School (Public School)
Shields Valley Schools (Public School)
Sleeping Giant Middle School (Public School)
Summit Christian Academy (Private School)
Winans Elementary School (Public School)

Finance, Insurance & Legal

American Bank Montana (Montana Bank)
First Interstate Bank.com (Regional Bank)
Key Insurance (Insurance)
Quesenberry Agency (Health and Life Insurance)
State Farm Insurance, Dean Hendrickson (State Farm Insurance)
State Farm Insurance, Sarah H. Skofield  (State Farm Insurance)
Taylor-Leavitt ( Insurance)

Government

Livingston City Goverment
Park County Goverment
Park County Superintendent of Schools

Health Care & Beauty

Community Health Partners
Denis Ouellette, Massage Therapist
Gesundheit Nutrition Center
"Gesundheit! with Jacobus" Radio Show
Livingston HealthCare
Mary Williams, LMP, MMT, CCT
Natural Life News and Directory

Lodging, B & B's, Camping & more

Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge

Organizations, Churches & Charities

Livingston Park County Public Library

Restaurants, Saloons & more

Cafe at Clark's Crossing
Copper Johns Bar And Grille
Fiesta en Jalisco
Follow Yer' Nose BBQ
Glenn's
K-Bar Pizza
Matt's Butcher Shop and Deli
Montana's Rib and Chop House(Great Local Restaurant...Front Page Sponsor)
River's Edge Bar and Grill
Rosa's Pizza
The Office Lounge & Liquor Store (Livingston Night Spot)
The Owl Lounge
The Sport Bar and Grill
The Stockman
The Two Bit Saloon
Tumbleweed Bookstore and Cafe
Wildflour Bakery and Cafe
Yellowstone Valley Lodge

Real Estate & Land

ERA Landmark
Guardian Title, Inc Estate (Front Page Sponsor)
Montana Brokers
Raich Montana Properties, LLC
Shields Valley Real Estate

Retail Shopping

Ace Hardware
Cowboy Conection (Old West Collectables)
Dan Bailey's Fly Shop (local Fly Fishing Shop and Front Page Sponsor)
Gesundheit with Jacobus
The Paradise Gallery (Carol Howe and local artists: Front Page Sponsor)
PrintingForLess.com (local web based printing company)
Rainbows Landing Pottery (Local Potter)
PrintingForLess.com (local web based printing company)

Sports & Recreation

Dan Bailey Fly Shop (Local Fly Fishing Shop and a Front Page Sponsor)
River Source (Local River Guides)
Paradise Rafting White water rafting, scenic floats, horseback/whitewater combo

Technology, Media & Communication

Gesundheit with Jacobus
Markouture
Montana Pioneer (local Magazine: See our AD in the Event Page every Month)
Mountain View Web Design, Inc. (host of LivingstonMontana.Com)
PrintingForLess.com (local web based printing company)