Headings: Community Caring | Prenatal/Parenting Classes | Aquatics | Active Kids | Create | Special Interest | Adult Sports & Fitness | Outdoor Rec

Community Caring 

RiverStone Health Immunization Clinic open M-F to provide child and adult immunizations by appointment only. Lil Anderson Center, 123 S. 27th St. Please call 247.3382 to schedule an appointment. Vaccines are available at no charge for uninsured and underinsured children. 

Billings Clinic Heartsaver Adult, Infant & Child CPR classes. Check dates/times online or call 657.4228 to register.

Blood Donations Needed. To make a lifesaving appointment, contact Vitalant at 877.258.4825 or go to www.bloodhero.com.

SAM's Run. 8am, Aug 14. Register by July 20 to guarantee a t-shirt. 203 E 8th St. SAM's Run benefits Step In, a program designed to increase community awareness of suicide prevention and the importance of mental health. https://runsignup.com/Race/MT/Laurel/stepin406

Prenatal / Parenting Classes 

!!Please Note!! When registering for St. Vincent Healthcare’s prenatal classes, you only have to register one parent, as each registration will be considered for both. Once registered, you will receive an email prior to the class providing access info. Contact: Lauren Swain, lauren.swain@sclhealth.org.

Mother’s Milk-Webinar Class. 6-8pm. What You need to know about breastfeeding. July 13/ Sept 14/ Oct 12/ Dec 14. Register: 255.8440, www.billingsclinic.com/classes

Welcome Baby – Billings Clinic Webinar Classes. 6-8:30pm. Childbirth Preparation – Five-Part Online Series Includes Homeward Bound. . 255.8440, www.billingsclinic.com/classes

Getting Ready for Baby Prenatal Series. 7-9pm, next session begins: June 21, every Monday. SCL Health, virtual class. 6-week prenatal education series presenting the expected and unexpected. Pregnant women and their birthing coaches are encouraged to attend all 6 classes (or you may choose to attend any one of the sessions). 1- Intro, FAQ, Anatomy & Physiology, Discomforts, When to call. 2- Stages of Labor, Labor Support, Vaginal Deliveries. 3- Anesthesiologist, Pain Management, Equipment, Special Circumstances, Cesareans. 4- Tour, Car Seats, Post-Partum, What to Bring to the Hospital. 5- Breastfeeding. 6- Newborn Care. Contact: lauren.swain@sclhealth.org. Free.  

SCL Health Virtual Lamaze. 10am-5pm. Learn the Lamaze “Healthy Birth Practices.” Class is taught by our area’s only Lamaze Certified Instructor. Virtual Classroom Site access info will be sent by instructors.237.3950, lauren.swain@sclhealth.org (Lauren Swain). In this fun and interactive class learn the Lamaze “Healthy Birth Practices” that are supported by research that examines the benefits and risks of maternity care practices. This class is taught by our area’s only Lamaze Certified Instructor and offered free. When registering, register for one person, each registration is considered for both the Mother and her Support Person. 

Billings Clinic Homeward Bound-Webinar Class. 6-8:30pm. Covers: The First Weeks Home, Calming a New Baby (same class as Welcome Baby Webinar class #5). May 24 / July 1/ July 5/ Sept 2/ Sept 13. Register: 255.8440, www.billingsclinic.com/classes.  

Billings Clinic C-Section Inspection Webinar Class. 6-7:30pm. Learn the ins and outs of C-Sections, online. May 18 / June 15/ July 20/ August 17/ Sept 21/ Oct 19/ Nov 9. Register, 255.8440, www.billingsclinic.com/class

Dads 101 Webinar. 6-7pm. Billings Clinic, room B/D. For soon-to-be Dads, new Dads, and experienced Dads. Tune and talk Dad stuff! June 22/ August 24/ Oct 26. Register, 255.8440, www.billingsclinic.com/classes

Billings Clinic Super Siblings-Webinar Class. 5:45-7pm. Great class for soon-to-be new brothers and sisters (ages 3-8). June 15/ July 20/ Aug 17/ Sept 21/ Oct 19/ Nov 9. Register: 255.8440, www.billingsclinic.com/classes.  

Welcome Baby-Saturday Billings Clinic Webinar Class. 9am-1:30pm. Childbirth Preparation – 2-Part Series. *Take Homeward Bound for Postpartum/Newborn Information*. May 15, 22 // Sept 11 & 18// Oct 23 & 30. Register, 255.8440, www.billingsclinic.com/classes.  

Aquatics

Several options for Swim Lessons begin July 12. Various times and levels available. Granite Health & Fitness. Spots limited. https://granitebillings.com/pages/swimlessons.

Active Kids / Family Fitness

Fit 406 Boot Camp: Gym Kids. TU & TH, June 8-Aug 19, 10-11am. Fit 406 Boot Camp, 2135 Grand Ave, Suite B. Ages 12-18. Keep the kids active over the summer. All sessions: $210, 10 sessions: $100, or $15/session. Sign up: 894.2034. 

Granite's Active Summer Camp continues! 12:30-3:30pm, continuing July 5, M-F. Granite Health & Fitness. Sign up weekly! Spots limited: https://granitebillings.com/pages/summercamp

Tiny Tutus Ballet Program. 10:30am. July 5. Granite Health & Fitness. This class offers beautiful early childhood dance lessons. Our little ballerinas will get the chance to dance freely, gain flexibility, enjoy ballet moves and meet new friends! Join us for some fun! Spots are limited. https://granitebillings.com/pages/tiny-tutus

Soccer Kids Program. 10:30am. Starts July 7. Granite Health & Fitness-Sport Location. Ages 3-6. Granite Soccer Kids is a developmental soccer program designed to give kids a jump-start on basic techniques and fundamental sports skills. Spots limited: https://granitebillings.com/pages/soccer-kids.

Island X Adventure Run. 9am (5K), 9:45am (400m Kids Run). July 10. ZooMontana. $25, 5K; Kids Run is free. Register by June 15 for the early bird price and be guaranteed a t-shirt: https://runsignup.com/Race/MT/Billings/IslandXAdventureRace

Little Hoopsters. 10:30am. Starts July 16. Granite Health & Fitness-Sport Location. Ages 3-8. Granite Little Hoopsters is a developmental basketball program designed to give kids a jump-start on basic techniques and fundamental sports skills. Spots limited: https://granitebillings.com/pages/little-hoopsters

Soaked Fun Run. July 16. (Select wave time at registration: 5:15pm, 5:30pm, 5:45pm, 6pm, 6:15pm). Starting line: Pioneer Park. Want to stay cool during one of the hottest days of the summer? Come join us in a non-timed two mile crazy fun water walk/run around and through Pioneer Park. All ages, slow or fast, are encouraged to participate. Be prepared to run through foam stations, slip and slide down the hill, jump through sprinklers, and dodge water guns in this fun-filled race. Register: https://bigskygames.org/sports/soaked/Online deadline registration: July 15 / Guaranteed t-shirt deadline: July 1. 

Hometown Pull Party. July 26, 4-8pm. STEEPWORLD. Join us for our summertime, community-focused bouldering competition! With categories for ALL ages and abilities, everyone is encouraged to compete! Registration: $20 (covers climbing, food, and drinks). https://steepworld.com/hometown-pull-party/

Create

Take & Make Kids Kit. Billings Public Library. Each kit includes supplies for a craft or activity designed to engage your child’s imagination and creativity. June's Kit isan Alka-Seltzer Rocket and will be available via curbside or by stopping by the Children’s Desk starting June 1st. Each kit will include all the supplies needed for a child ages 6-12 to build and launch their own rocket. No registration is required. Available as first come, first serve. https://billingslibrary.org/.  

Teen Take-Away Kits. Billings Public Library. STEAM-based arts and crafts activities for teens to enjoy at home. Available via BPL's curbside pickup service on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration is required, but act early!  

Virtual Modern Pop Art Workshop with Artist Michael Albert. June 10, 11am. Billings Public Library via Zoom. Join New York-based American Pop Artist and Author Michael Albert for a live Zoom art workshop. You will be using cereal and other food boxes to create cubist mosaic art. Families with kids 5+ are encouraged to register by stopping by the Children’s Desk or email kidsdesk@billingsmt.gov. Start collecting boxes now!

Special Interest  

Nature Nuts Preschool Program. 10–11 am. TU. Montana Audubon Center. Nature exploration comes naturally, especially for little kids! Ages 1-4 (and an accompanying adult). Join the Audubon Center's teacher naturalists for guided outdoor play and learning about the local area. $5/child; Free/member. To limit group size, ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED: http://mtaudubon.org/center/.

[Virtual] Montana Audubon Center presents Reptiles vs. Amphibians. June 3, 11am. Billings Public Library with Montana Audubon Center via Zoom. Do you know the difference between reptiles and amphibians? Find out during this session of Tales and Tails with the Montana Audubon Center. Enjoy a story and learn the difference between the two types of critters. Hopefully we will even have some special guest critters join us! To register and receive your Zoom Link email the Children’s Desk at kidsdesk@billingsmt.gov 

Granite “Date Night.” 5–8 pm. June 5 / July 10. Granite Health & Fitness, Sport Location. Give yourself a night off and let Granite watch your little ones. Kiddos enjoy active play, themed crafts and games, dinner, and a movie. Spots are limited; register early: https://granitebillings.com/pages/datenight

Teen Book Boxes. Billings Public Library, Teen Services program, features books for teens to keep. Available each month, and includes one or more free books and related items. Registration only includes a few short questions to help the library tailor Book Boxes to the participant. Available for ages 12-19. Learn more/sign up: https://billingslibrary.org/396/Teens.  

33rd RiverStone Health Hospice Golf Tournament. June 4, shotgun starts at 8am & 1:30pm. Laurel Golf Club. More info/register: https://riverstonehealth.org/our-organization/foundation/golf/

Billings Public Library's Summer Reading Program kicks off June 1! Sign up for Summer Reading: Tales & Tails! and earn chances for prizes. Sign-up is online at https://billingslibrary.org/ or by downloading the ReadSquared app. Log books (for kids 0-5) or minutes (for kids 6-12) read and earn points. Use those points to purchase raffle tickets for great prizes. For more information, head to our website. 

Montana Firefighters Memorial Run. 7pm, June 11. Montana State Firefighters Memorial, 215 W 1st St, Laurel. We are back live and in person for 2021! Join us Friday, June 11, for a 5k or 1-mile run to benefit the Montana State Firefighters Memorial. Still interested in virtual? We've got that, too. https://runsignup.com/Race/MT/Laurel/MontanaFirefightersMemorialRun. Registration: Price increases after June 4, 2021 at 11:59pm MDT. 

Pre-Father's Day Mini Golf Tournament. June 12, 10:30am & 1:30pm Tee Times. This first ever Downtown Billings Mini Golf Tournament, enjoy putting around 9 or 18 holes of downtown fun. There will be various giveaway & prize opportunities offered throughout the event. $48/team (max of 6 members). Golf at locations all around downtown Billings. Advance Registration required: https://downtownbillings.com/event/mini-golf-tournament/

[Virtual] Author Visit - Mike Thayer. 3pm. Billings Public Library, via Zoom. Register for this Zoom event at the Children’s desk or by emailing kidsdesk@billingsmt.gov. Author Mike Thayer will virtually visit Billings Public Library June 15th at 3pm to celebrate the release of his newest book, The Double Day of Danny Day. In this humor-filled middle grade novel Danny, a boy who lives every day twice, uses his ability to bring down bullies at his new school. Support local and pick up your copy of The Double Day of Danny Day at This House of Books. 

Heart & Sole Run Guaranteed T-Shirt Deadline. Race day: June 19. Three races to choose from: 5K, 2K, Virtual. All registration fees increase by $5 after June 15. More info/Register: https://heartandsolerace.org/

[Virtual] Montana Audubon Center presents Incredible Insects. June 24, 12:30pm. Billings Public Library with Montana Audubon Center via Zoom. learn all about the incredible insects we have wandering around us! Enjoy a story, see some crawling critters and learn about what makes them incredible! To register and receive your Zoom Link email the Children’s Desk at kidsdesk@billingsmt.gov

Vendor Call-Out: Laurel Downtown Farmers Market. July 10-Sept 11, 8am-12pm. Laurel, MT. The Laurel Downtown Farmers Market is still accepting vendors. Pre-register: 406.628.8105, laurelchamber@laurelmontana.org. 

Vendor Call-Out: Laurel Community Fall Festival. Sept 11, 10am-9pm. 109 W 1st St, Laurel. Looking for vendors of all kinds! $100 for a 12x12 or $180 for a 12x24 space. Heading into its 6th year and growing, having expanded our space to offer over 60 vendors. Spaces are filling up fast. Looking for handmade goods & furniture, rustic décor, homemade treasures, rescued and reclaimed booths, direct sales and everything in between. Register: https://www.thefrontporch.info/fallfestival.html

Digging into Dinosaurs with Museum of the Rockies. 30-45 minutes via Zoom. Do you DIG dinosaurs? Join Museum of the Rockies for a three-part series all about PALEONTOLOGY! Museum of the Rockies has one of the largest collections of dinosaur fossils in the United States, and they want to share them with YOU! In this virtual series, you will learn about Montana’s dinosaurs and geology, take a virtual guided tour of the Hall of Horns and Teeth, and ask questions to their paleontologists. Attend all three programs and receive a Junior Paleontologist certificate, signed by our John R. Horner Curator of Paleontology, Dr. John Scannella! You can find more information and register at https://museumoftherockies.org/libraries.

“Tee It Up For Kids” Golf Tournament benefiting Boys & Girls Club of Yellowstone County. Sept 3. Yellowstone Country Club. For info: Contact Karrie at 406.294.4511 or kowen@bgcyellowstone.org. begreatyellowstone.org/tee-it-up-for-kids/

Adult Sports & Fitness

Table Tennis (NEW!). 7-9pm, TU/TH and SA mornings or afternoons. Session 2: April 6-June 26. North Park. Ages 18+. Open play and all skill levels welcome. Singles, Doubles, Practice Matches, Challenge Matches, and Friendly Matches offered with 6 tables available. Tables and ping pong balls provided. Times and dates subject to change based on gym availability. $45/resident; $55/non-resident, $3/drop in. www.BillingsParks.org, 657.8371.

Prenatal, FIT4BABY 6-week session begins June 2! 6:30-730pm. Movement Montana Dance Academy, Studio 5. FIT4BABY® is designed specifically for moms-to-be. All exercises are carefully selected to prepare your body for the many changes you will experience during pregnancy. You can begin FIT4BABY® at any point during pregnancy as the workouts are scientifically- based, purposeful and designed to accommodate your changing body. This 6-week session includes classes, weekly challenges, local speakers and a mom journal to remember this amazing time in life. Cost: $99. Go to Billings.FIT4MOM.com/FIT4BABY to learn more and save your spot!

Heart & Sole Run Guaranteed T-Shirt Deadline. Race day: June 19. Three races to choose from: 5K, 2K, Virtual. All registration fees increase by $5 after June 15. More info/Register: https://heartandsolerace.org/

2021 Billings Chamber Open. Register NOW for the June 25th Chamber Open. Briarwood Country Club. presented by Entre Technology Services. Shotgun starts at 7:30am & 2pm. Cost: $600/team of four golfers. The tournament features lunch, drinks, snacks and prizes along the way! And if you don’t have a team, you can sign up as an individual golfer for $150 emailing Alyssa@BillingsChamber.com. Register today

Outdoor Rec

Stroller-Friendly Run Club. 9am, June 5. Mazevo Coffee (West)/Shiloh Trail. Lace up your sneakers and join us for a morning walk/run followed by coffee. We will have a 1 & 3 mile route planned for all who attend. Stay after to enjoy some coffee and conversation with other local moms. Bring your kids or come alone. All our run club trails are stroller friendly. Cost: FREE. Go to https://billings.fit4mom.com/run-club to learn more and let us know you are coming. 

Billings Jaycees Tails & Trails Fun Run. 9am, June 12. ZooMontana. Runners and walkers unite to raise funds to support various animal shelters and rescue organizations in Yellowstone County! There are 2mi and 5k options - even bring a furry friend with you if you'd like! The run will begin at the ZooMontana parking lot and will utilize the beautiful paved trails in the Shiloh Conservation area. Packet pick-up: June 10-11 at Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter. runsignup.com/Race/MT/Billings/BillingsJayceesTailsTrails

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