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.

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.

When registering for SCL Health’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. May 11. 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. April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 // April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. 255.8440, www.billingsclinic.com/classes

Getting Ready for Baby Prenatal Series. 7-9pm. SCL Health. 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.  

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). April 12 / April 29 / May 24. 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. April 20 / May 18. 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! April 27. 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). Register: 255.8440, www.billingsclinic.com/classes.  

Billings Clinic Mother’s Milk Webinar. 6-8pm. Online. What you need to know about breastfeeding. May 11. www.billingsclinic.com/class.  

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. Register, 255.8440, www.billingsclinic.com/classes.  

Aquatics

Afternoon Swim Lessons. 4-week session, beginning March 16 / April 13-May 4. Various times and levels available. Granite Health & Fitness. Spots limited. https://granitebillings.com/pages/swimlessons.

Morning Swim Lessons. 8-week session. April 10-May 29. Various times and levels available. Granite Health & Fitness. Spots limited. https://granitebillings.com/pages/swimlessons.

Active Kids 

Soccer Kids Program. 10:30am. Starts March 19 / April 23. 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.

Girls 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Volleyball. Feb 8-April 10. Practice begins Feb 8 with three different practice locations to choose from. Designed to develop skills, build self-confidence, emphasize teamwork, and minimize the anxiety of competition. 4th graders may choose either level, based on previous experience and abilities. $85/residents; $95/non-residents. www.BillingsParks.org, 657.8371.

10 & Under Indoor Tennis Lessons. 9-10am (Ages 7 & under); 10-11:30am (ages 7+). March 6-April 10. North Park Center. Tennis isn’t just a summer sport; these Saturday lessons are held over 6-weeks. All lessons follow the USTA guidelines for 10 & Under Tennis and are designed around USTA’s NET Generation. Shorter nets, smaller court dimensions, a modified scoring system and balls are all better suited for younger players’ skill levels. $50. www.BillingsParks.org, 657.8371.

Future Stars Super Saturday. 1-4pm. March 6. Elks Tennis Center. Ages 5-12. Billings Parks & Rec, in conjunction with the Elks Tennis Center and USTA Montana, is offering a Youth Play Day. This USTA Sanctioned, non-elimination event offers youth the chance to get on the court and play matches for an entire afternoon. A free USTA membership is required to participate. To obtain membership: USTA.com. Cost: $20/player. www.BillingsParks.org, 657.8371.

Tiny Tutus Ballet Program. 10:30am. April 7. 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

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. March is Sunflower Growing Kit and is available via curbside starting March 1. Ages 6-12. 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!  

Adult Cooking Class: Exotic Desserts. 6-8pm. March 11. Yellowstone Art Museum. Discover how other countries satisfy their sweet tooth with unique ethnic recipes. *Register: https://www.artmuseum.org/education/adult-education/cooking/

Studio 2nd Saturday: Sound of the Land. 10am-12pm. March 13. Yellowstone Art Museum. Ages 5-12. Bring the outside indoors using your art. Invent a 3D landscape that makes a sound based on the work of Patrick Zentz and Mel Ristau. Register: outreach@artmuseum.org. 

Adult Cooking Class: Recipes across America. 10am-1:30pm. March 20. Yellowstone Art Museum. Explore some favorite dishes from across the USA. *Register: https://www.artmuseum.org/education/adult-education/cooking/

Adult Art Classes: Needle Felting Spring Sheep with Christena Luoma. 5-8pm. March 25. Yellowstone Art Museum. Learn the joy of needle felting. Make a spring sheep with a strong core using wire and alpaca fiber. *Register: https://www.artmuseum.org/education/adult-education. 

Oil Painting Class. Sessions: March 30-May 4. 1-3pm. Billings Community Center. Explore different painting techniques and styles while trying your hand at landscapes, flowers, and animal subjects. Using class demonstrations, learn 2-point perspective, preliminary sketches, and composition to help elevate your painting skills. Supply list available for those new to oil painting. $40/resident; $50/non-resident. www.BillingsParks.org, 657.8371.  

Open Call for Mural Artists. Application Deadline: March 31 at 4pm. The Public Art Committee of the Downtown Billings Alliance is seeking mural artists and mural artist-led teams to submit large-scale community engaging painted mural proposals for commission. Click for application and details

Special Interest  

Dancing with the Big Sky Stars 2021-Community Edition. Team Registration: Feb 15-March 22. The community is invited to dance to make a difference for local senior citizens. Get your friends and family together, record your dance and submit it for this year's Dancing with the Big Sky Stars-Community Edition. For more information visit https://www.bigskyseniorservices.org/dancing-with-the-big-sky-stars.html

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 | 2021 Chamber AM: Public Safety. 7:45-9am, March 4. Remo Event will open at 7:45 a.m. and you will receive a link on Wednesday, March 3rd to join. Join the Billings Chamber and Billings City Administrator Chris Kukulski to discuss the next steps, the results of the recently conducted Citizen Survey and the recommendations from their consultant around pursuing a mill levy to fully fund public safety needs. $15/member; $20/non-member. Register: https://business.billingschamber.com/events/register/5102018

IF:GATHERING BILLINGS 2021. 9am-4pm., March 6. Faith E Church. $20 includes lunch. Register: https://faithe.org/ifgathering/. This year's topic: “Even If.” Even if the worst happens, we won’t lose hope. All COVID-related social distancing guidelines for Yellowstone County will be adhered to at this event. 

Granite “Date Night.” March 6 / April 3, 5–8 pm. 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

League of Women Voters presents Adrian Jawort in virtual Zoom webinar. March 9, 12-1pm. Advance registration required: lwv.billings@gmail.com. Jawort will be speaking on the history of the Two Spirit in Native American history. 

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.  

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.

Gentle Yoga. 1-2pm. TU, Feb 23-April 20. Ages 55+. This class is designed to provide increased flexibility and balance while improving strength for aging adults. Many of these classes are done from the comfort of your chair. If you have always wanted to try yoga but weren’t sure if your body could handle it, this is the series for you. $25/resident; $35/non-resident. www.BillingsParks.org, 657.8371.

Fitness by Design. 10-11am. TU/TH, Feb 11-April 6. Ages 55+. A variety of instructors and workouts have been compiled into one great series. The class features strength training, aerobics, and more. All classes are tailored to fit the needs of aging adults, provide a social environment, improve strength, and increase flexibility. www.BillingsParks.org, 657.8371.

Sit and Get Fit. 2:30-3pm. TU/TH, Feb 11-April 6. Ages 55+. Looking for a low-impact exercise you can do from the chair? This program focused on empowering all ages and stages to do safe and effective fitness programming. The exercises are focused on helping senior citizens age with grace. $10/resident; $20/non-resident. www.BillingsParks.org, 657.8371.

Zumba Gold. 5:30-6:30pm. TU/TH, Feb 11-April 6. This class is specifically designed to meet the needs of seniors. Zumba Gold provides adults a fun alternative way of reaching their goals. $45/resident; $55/non-resident. www.BillingsParks.org, 657.8371.

Montana Women's Run. Registration NOW OPEN for the 40th anniversary Women's Run, May 8. Options: Virtual 2-mile and Virtual 5-mile. (Due to the continued escalation of COVID-19, the run will again be entirely virtual. Shirts and Bibs will be mailed to all participants registered by May 2 (April 16 is guaranteed t-shirt deadline). Cost: $30 race fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee. Registration closes May 6 at 6pm. https://runsignup.com/montanawomensrun

Outdoor Rec

Red Lodge Ski Trips. 9am-4pm. March 10. Red Lodge Nordic Ski Center. This all-inclusive trip includes transportation to the Nordic Center, cross country ski equipment, and beginner instruction. Meet at Billings Community Center for departure. $65/resident; $75/non-resident. www.BillingsParks.org, 657.8371.

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