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MWF NEWS and CALENDAR December 1, 2019
December 2 @ 8:00 am - December 9 @ 5:00 pm
December 1, 2019
There was an error last week in the highlighted story on the PSC. The Public Service Commission is elected by the voters of Montana to oversee the states utility companies and coops.. Each commissioner is elected by the voters in one of five districts in the state. An editing error led last week's story to say that the PSC was elected by the utility companies, which is not true. We regret the error.
Monday, December 2
Montana Women For Monthly Meeting in Livingston
6:30 pm to 8 pm
Teen Room of Livingston Public Library
Please join us to plan our annual meeting in January and more.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/3037666962913315/
Film Screening and Discussion in Bozeman: "Chosen: A Documentary"
5:30 pm to 7 pm
Bozeman Public Library
Rep. Kimberly Dudik invites you to attend a free event on December 2nd, a screening of Chosen: A Documentary by Shared Hope International. Following the movie a group discussion will be held. Come and learn about human trafficking and how to keep our youth safe.
The documentary "Chosen" is the true story of two girls who were "chosen" and tricked into trafficking. Brianna and Lacy tell their story of how pimps targeted them in their small-town neighborhoods and how they were rescued. The film has been used to educate a variety of audiences, including high schoolers. The message to youth on the dangers of trafficking has a powerful impact on teens and adults alike. Check out the trailer: http://youtu.be/7xdkNE8Jp9E
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/420178298608937/
Art Meets Science Show and Fundraiser for 500 Women Scientists Bozeman Pod
4 pm to 8 pm
Map Brewing (510 Manley Rd in Bozeman)
Are you looking for a fun and cultural activity to brag about to your family over Thanksgiving? Get ready to attend our Art Meets Science Show December 2nd, 4-8 pm, at MAP Brewing! The event will also coincide with our pint night at MAP so a proportion of the proceeds from the night will be donated to our pod! We are extremely excited about this event, so help get the word out!
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/435802477082420/
Tuesday, December 3
Open House at Bozeman City Hall on Bozeman's Draft Community Plan
4 pm to 6:00 pm
Bozeman City Hall
Open house from 4-6pn at city hall to review, listen, and comment on the draft community plan—including an updated land use map for where and how the city will grow.
Note" Immediately following the open house, starting at 6pm, the Planning Board will meet to discuss the draft plan. Learn more: https://www.bozeman.net/city-projects/bozeman-community-plan-update
Gallatin Wildlife Association Annual Meeting and Presentation by Save the Yellowstone Grizzly
Membership Meeting 5:30 pm; STYG Presentation at 6:30 pm
Bozeman Public Library
We want to make sure you are aware of our General Membership meeting for this coming Dec. 3, 2019. The first session of the meeting will be the GWA membership meeting at 5:30 at the Bozeman Public Library.
Afterward we have invited Save the Yellowstone Grizzly to come and provide presentation on the latest news on the grizzly front. We're hoping to discuss where we are in the legal status of the bear, recent killings, corridors within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and much more.
Drinks and snacks will be provided.
For more information on STYG check out their website at: https://savetheyellowstonegrizzly.org/
Check out the Gallatin Wildlife Association, Our website can be found at: http://www.gallatinwildlife.org/
Wednesday, December 4
PCEC's Community Conversation on Livingston's Growth Plan Update: "Healthy Communities"
12 noon to 1:30 pm
Livingston Food Resource Center (202 S. 2nd St. in Livingston)
You are invited to join our next Community Conversation on Livingston’s growth policy update on Wednesday, Dec. 4th, noon-1:30 at the Food Resource Center.
This conversation will focus on the role the built environment plays in helping us lead healthier lives. Walkable neighborhoods, diverse housing opportunities, trails, parks, community spaces, local food, healthy food … these are attributes we all appreciate and that make Livingston great. Come learn why we should care about these issues and why they should be part of our growth policy.
Healthy community expert, Cathy Costakis, will be joining us as well as our own Jessie Wilcox of LiveWell49 and Livingston HealthCare, and Michael McCormick, director of our Food Resource Center.
Soup and bread for lunch will be generously provided by the Food Resource Center!
Livingston is your community and your participation in the growth policy update, and in community planning in general, is vitally important. We want to maintain a healthy community that reflects our values, our history, our appreciation for the outdoors and small-town living.
This week, the city launched its official growth policy website, which helps explain the process, timeline and answer other questions. Fill out this form if you’re interested in getting updates from, or wish to correspond with the city’s consultant, Burton Planning Services. (Follow the blue links for more information!)
f you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to anyone at PCEC or send an email to Jen Madgic, who is helping with our community planning efforts. Your feedback is always very much appreciated.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2142915912671118/
Bozeman Co-Housing Open House
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Bozeman Senior Social Center (807 N. Tracy in Bozeman)
Do you want to be part of creating an intentional neighborhood? Do you want to foster community and connection with your neighbors? Do you want to contribute to sustainable living in beautiful Bozeman? If you answered yes (or even maybe) to any of these questions, cohousing may be for you!
Join us at this event to learn about cohousing and socialize with others interested in Bozeman Cohousing.
Open House December 4th 4:30-5:30 pm
Bozeman Senior Social Center
807 N Tracy Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/476976412924390/
Institute on Ecosystems' Rough Cut Seminar Series: "Understanding Dynamic Ecosystems: The Pursuit of the Greater Yellowstone Network"
12 noon to 1 pm
Barnard Hall on MSU Campus
As part of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems' Rough Cut Science Seminar Series, Kristin Legg and Andrew Ray will give a talk titled "Understanding Dynamic Ecosystems: The Pursuit of the Greater Yellowstone Network" at noon on Wednesday, December 4 in 126 Barnard Hall.
Across the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the NPS’s Greater Yellowstone Network is coordinating assessments of ecological health through collaborative, multi-agency monitoring at park and regional spatial scales. Recently, Yellowstone National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Network published two documents that highlight the importance of vital signs monitoring: The Vital Signs and State of the Park Resources for Yellowstone National Park (Yellowstone Center for Resources 2018) and Yellowstone Science: Vital Signs, Monitoring Yellowstone’s Ecosystem Health (Fall 2019). Both publications emphasize the importance of collaborative, cross-boundary strategies to connect parks, inventory and monitoring networks, and partnering agencies to leverage scientific connections to maximize their conservation impacts.
In this presentation, Kristin Legg and Andrew Ray will introduce audiences to the NPS’s Vital Signs Monitoring Program, talk specifically about the work of the Greater Yellowstone Network, and share findings from some of our collaborative monitoring campaigns.
Watch the seminar live at https://zoom.us/j/283795654.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/541771640010041/
Thursday, December 5
Yellowstone Bend Citizens Council Annual Meeting in Livingston
Park County Extension Building (119 S. 3rd St. in Livingston)
Our speaker will be Jenny Harbine of Earthjustice, speaking about environmental issues at play in Montana
We will be electing officers for the coming year.
Bozeman DSA Monthly Meeting in Bozeman
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (325 N. 25th Ave. in Bozeman)
Bozeman DSA invites you to join us at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bozeman, 325 N 25th Ave., on the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM.
Please RSVP on the event page, and bring a friend!
Childcare and snacks will be provided. ADA compliant.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/432192147377517/
Dare to Lead Training in Three Forks
8 am December 5 through 4 pm December 6
Sacajawea Hotel (5 N. Main St. in Three Forks)
Registration $275 (financial help is available) Online registration
This training is presented by Angela Lehr, certified Dare to Lead ™ Facilitator. As a pilot program, the December 5th & 6th training will be geared toward those engaged in the grassroots advocacy and organizing efforts, nonprofit work, and public education.
Brené Brown, PhD, defines a leader as someone who “takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes, and who has the courage to develop that potential.”
We are leaders in our families, schools, work spaces, and communities. Dare to Lead ™ supports you in developing the skills and qualities essential for flourishing as a brave and compassionate leader.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/395738931331328/
Montana Organic Association Conference and Annual Meeting in Bozeman
8 am December 5 through 4:30 pm December 7
The Commons (1794 Baxter Lane E.in Bozeman)
Registration: Members $140, Non-members $175, Students $65 Online Registration
The Montana Organic Association invites the community to join them December 5-7 at the Commons for their 17th annual conference. Learn what's new in organics: food, health, farming, soil health, climate, community and economic development... a few highlights:
Saturday Keynote: Matthew Dillon, Senior Director of Agriculture at Clif Bar
Organic University (Thursday)
Kids University - fun & educational! (Friday): $10
Incredible speakers, educational sessions, keynote, workshops: register here*
Full conference details: MOA 2019.
* Volunteer options available, and portions of the conference can be attended for no charge... contact Jaime (at (406) 546-6572 or email email@example.com ) for more information
Event page: https://montanaorganicassociation.org/moa-annual-conference-and-business-meeting/
Saturday, December 7
North Yellowstone Education Foundation's Festival of Trees in Gardiner
4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Tickets $30 Adults; $10 for kids 6-12; Free for kids 5 and under
Join the North Yellowstone Education Foundation at Gardiner School for our annual holiday event. Enjoy a family-style catered meal, followed by a live auction of decorated trees. The schedule of events is as follows:
4:30 social hour & tree viewing
6:30 live auction
Tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for kids 6-12, and children 5 and under are free. Purchase tickets at Wonderland, the Conoco in Gardiner, or from any board member. Contact us at info@gardinerNYEF.org for more info.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/546495136084078/
Sunday, December 8
Live and Let Livingston's Monthly Vegan Potluck
Park County Senior Center (206 S. Main St. in Livingston)
Live and Let Livingston celebrates Lemons!
On December 8th, 1896, African American inventor John Thomas White received a patent for his new improved lemon juicer. One hundred and twenty-three years later, Live and Let Livingston joyfully celebrates fresh lemons for bringing fresh zesty life to both sweet and savory dishes!
The monthly Live and Let Livingston Vegan Food Potluck will take place at the Park County Senior Center, 206 South Main Street, on Sunday, December 8 at 4:30pm. The theme is always optional, and the recipe demo will be Lemon Tahini Sauce.
All who choose kindness are welcome: students, families, tourists, animal lovers, and the veg-curious. Potluck attendees are asked to bring a 100% plant-sourced dish; free of flesh, fishes, eggs, animal-derived dairy, and honey. Participants are also asked to bring their recipe or a list of all ingredients used, (for the benefit of those with food allergies). The theme is always optional, and those who don't want to cook can bring something to drink.
For more information about this free event, contact Bonnie Goodman 406-222-0321 firstname.lastname@example.org
Moms Demand Action Monthly Meeting in Bozeman
Bozeman Public Library
This is the regularly scheduled time for the monthly meeting of the Bozeman chapter of Moms Demand Action on Common Sense Gun Laws.
Upcoming Events - Details in Future Newsletters
December 9 - Ratepayer Rebellion at Public Service Commission Meeting in Helena info
December 10 - Hopa Mountain's Human Rights Day Conversation in Bozeman
December 11 - IUY Monthly Meeting in Livingston
December 11 - Book Reading in Livingston: For the Love of Soil info
December 11 - John Floridis Benefit Concert for Bozeman's Warming Center info
December 13 - Book Signing in Gardiner: Voices from Yellowstone's Capstoneinfo
December 14 - "How Co-Housing Works" Workshop in Bozeman info
December 17 - Bozeman CCL Volunteer of the Year Celebration in Bozeman info
December 27 - Science on Tap Presentataion: "The Yellowstone Supervolcano" info
January 11 and 12 - Statewide Sunrise Training for Young Activists in Bozeman
January 16 - "Wilderness and Human Nature" Conversation in Bozeman info
January 28 - Bozeman Racial Justice Book Club Meeting: Merge Left and Dog Whistle Politics info