Drop your kids off at the Civic Center and have a night out! Participants will have the opportunity to have a pizza dinner with fruits and veggies thanks to our friends at the Livingston food resource center , watch movies, play games, enjoy sports, and other entertainment, all supervised by our staff! Bring some blankets or your sleeping bag for movie time!
The next Kids Club is September 29th Cost is $30.00, with a discount for siblings.
Registration in advance IS required to participate, and we have 25 spots available!
You can find the registration link through our link tree at linktr.ee/LivingstonRecreation
Livingston Recreation will be offering three Safe Sitter
sessions till the end of the year!
Sessions will be held AFTER SCHOOL from 4 to 6pm
in the Civic Center Conference Room on these dates:
Sessions are $35.00 & are for ages 11 to 14
You can find the registration link here:
HEAD ON OVER THE HILL THIS SATURDAY NIGHT
Live Show & CD Release Party at the EAGLES FOE Upstairs Ballroom
Live Music 7-9pm Cover $15 includes copy of CD
Kathleen McLaughlin is an award-winning journalist who reports and writes about the
consequences of economic inequality around the world. A frequent contributor to The
Washington Post and The Guardian , McLaughlin’s reporting has also appeared in The
New York Times, BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, The Economist, NPR , and more. She is a
former Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT and has won multiple awards for her
reporting on labor issues around the globe.
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Join us at Elk River at 122 S 2nd St. For more info about this event, call (406) 220-8630 or visit elkriverarts.org.
SING & CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY SEASON. Starting on Monday, SEPT 18, Choir rehearsals take place on Mondays from 7pm to 8:30pm in the Park High School Choir Room. All welcome.
Acclaimed Montana author David James Duncan visits Elk River Books on Wednesday, Sept. 6 to read from and discuss his new novel, Sun House, which has been described as his magnum opus by editor and Hachette CEO Michael Pietsh.
In a letter to readers, Pietsh notes, “Sun House takes on some of the biggest topics fiction can engage with: faith, love, death, connecting with other people and the natural world, right living in a corrupted world. Its dramatis personae include restaurateurs, tech workers, nature guides, ranchers, musicians, scholars, actors, bankers, a Jesuit, and a heartbroken farmer, to name only a few. It’s funny, learned, sweet, wide open, and unapologetically hopeful.”
Duncan is the author of the novels The River Why and The Brothers K, the story collection River Teeth, the nonfiction collection and National Book Award finalist, My Story as Told by Water, and the best-selling collection of “churchless sermons,” God Laughs & Plays. His work has won numerous awards and honors. David lives on a charming little trout stream in Missoula, Montana, in accord with his late friend Jim Harrison’s advice to finish his life disguised as a creek.
Elk River Books is located at 122 S. 2nd St. in downtown Livingston. The free event begins at 7 p.m., and a book signing and reception will follow. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (406) 333-2330.
Trimble’s mother, Isabelle, graduated from Park County High School in 1939. She was working in the family store in downtown Livingston when she met the man she would marry a few months later on a frigid January day in Butte in 1942. She escaped from that mistake of a first marriage a year later with a newborn son—Trimble’s brother, Mike. The book is a memoir of Trimble’s family’s story, is his 25th book and was published in September 2021 as a “Little Bound Book” from Homebound Publications. The book won the 2022 Human Relations Mental Health Awareness Book of the Year Award.
In writing The Mike File, Trimble set out to reach beyond his family mantra: “I had an older brother—a half-brother—who left home when I was six. He was diagnosed sequentially as retarded, schizophrenic, and epileptic. He died years ago.” The book is his quest to claim empathy, his memorial to a forgotten life, his journey toward self-knowledge.
Trimble began his research for the book by trying to understand who his mother was at 20, when Mike was born. Isabelle was born in Butte and grew up in Livingston—deeply enmeshed in the circles of Jewish immigrants to Montana. Her brief disaster of a first marriage took her to Denver, where she met Trimble’s father and where Trimble grew up.
Mike, eight years older than Trimble, was diagnosed as “mildly retarded.” But in 1957, rage and psychosis overwhelmed him and threatened the family. His new diagnosis: paranoid schizophrenia, capable of violence. The parents had no choice but to commit Mike at 14 to the Colorado State Hospital.
Mike’s life mirrored the history of the treatment of mental illness in Colorado—and America. He spent nine years in overcrowded Colorado mental institutions.
Wheatgrass Books is located at 120 N. Main St. in downtown Livingston. For more info, send an email to email@example.com OR call 406. 224. 4510.
This year’s Roundhouse Roundup will feature a full chuck wagon dinner catered by the Northern Pacific Beanery, a no-host bar by the Owl Lounge, and live music by Little Jane and the Pistol Whips. Long-time Livingstonian Ashly “Jane” Holland and her band of have been serenading folks from Montana and beyond for over a decade. The Depot colonnade will be swinging with the original music that will touch your heart and gets your toes-a-tapping.
All Proceeds from this event help fund ongoing restoration and preservation of the historical Depot buildings as well as operation of the museum, educational programs and community events at the Depot.
TICKETS are $50 for Depot Foundation Members, $60 Purchased in Advance, and $65 At the Door. Table reservations are available for groups of eight or more. Reserve tickets ONLINE at http://www.livingstondepot.org/roundup or CALL THE DEPOT at 406-222-2300. If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Laura.
MUSEUM WANTS TO HEAR YOUR VOICE… The Yellowstone Gateway Museum invites everyone to this important public meeting about the future of the museum. The hour-long meeting is being held at the museum, 118 W. Chinook Street in Livingston. Participants may also join online, details below.
“Your thoughts and dreams matter in shaping the future of the Yellowstone Gateway Museum. Join us for an engaging community visioning session, where your input will guide our journey. Share your ideas, aspirations, and hopes for the museum’s evolution. Together, let’s build a shared vision that resonates with us all,” says Mark Brammer, the museum’s executive director.
Please contact Cessie Wafer for the meeting’s ZOOM LINK: CWafer@parkcounty.org.
Last year, Mountain Time Arts (MTA) in partnership with Yellowstone National Park initiated YELLOWSTONE REVEALED, an immersive cultural and art exhibition within YNP in celebration of regional tribal nations.
This year, MTA is pleased to present a multi-faceted evolution of the All Nations Teepee Village from artists Sean Chandler (Aaniiih) and Ben Pease (Apsáalooke/Tsétsêhéstâhes). This interactive self-guided experience will combine art and storytelling, taking visitors on a thought-provoking narrative journey about our shared past, present and future of teepee lodges sited where the Gibbon River joins the Firehole River to form the Madison River. The two artists’ contemporary artworks are installed in relationship and visual proximity to the traditional teepees on view at Yellowstone’s Madison Junction. The contemporary art installations put forward Indigenous truths and perspectives.
SEAN CHANDLER presents “WHEN WE USED TO BE.” Chandler’s project involves eleven contemporary teepees that feature teepee liners that have the artist’s original paintings. The teepee liners will portray historical Indigenous events and contemporary narratives. Chandler’s eleven teepees take the audience on a narrative journey.
BEN PEASE presents “AMMACHHÍIA: JOURNEY THROUGH TIME AND CULTURE.” Pease’s project invites visitors to a sensory and immersive exploration of Indigenous narratives and experiences. The installation reimagines the landscape with five distinct teepee lodges featuring use of modern materials like Tyvec & PVC, as well as portraits on canvas, and a uniquely transparent teepee utilizing screen mesh. “Ammachhíia” emphasizes the enduring presence of tribal nations within the Yellowstone area.
More info available at https://mountaintimearts.org/yellowstone-revealed .
Custer Gallatin National Forest and Ranch Preservation invite you to the historic O.T.O. Dude Ranch for an Open House to tour the ranch, learn about its part in the history of dude ranching and current role as wildlife habitat.
From June 25-August 12, the ranch has played host to Ranch Preservation’s Yellowstone Pop-Up Ranch, produced in cooperation with Custer Gallatin National Forest, which offered dude ranch stays to guests for the second season in over 80 years. A portion of every booked reservation will be donated toward preservation and restoration of the historic ranch, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
After the final guests have left, on August 19, you can tour the main lodge and cabins with dude ranch stylings, meet the horses and learn all about the O.T.O.
Food and beverages will be available for sale (cash only), as well as a raffle for a True Ranch Collection dude ranch vacation with ticket sales donated to the Yellowstone Community Fund. O.T.O. merchandise will be available for sale with proceeds benefitting the ranch’s future restoration. THIS IS A CASH ONLY EVENT.
RAFFLE TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE GARDINER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRIOR TO OPEN HOUSE. Raffle Info & Terms: https://trueranchcollection.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/2023-YCF-Dude-Ranch-Vacation-Raffle-Terms.pdf
ONE-WAY TIMED TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS: Due to the narrow, one-lane mountain road that accesses the O.T.O., vehicle traffic will be timed.
Uphill traffic (to the O.T.O.) will begin from Cedar Creek Trailhead at the TOP of each hour of the event and open for visitors for 15 minutes until 15 past the hour. Please plan your arrival time accordingly: Entrance to the ranch by driving will be permitted only from 9:00-9:15 AM, 10:00-10:15 AM, 11:00-11:15 AM, 12:00-12:15 PM, 1:00-1:15 PM, 2:00-2:15 PM and the last entrance timeframe will be from 3:00-3:15 PM.
Downhill traffic (leaving the O.T.O.) will begin from the O.T.O. at 30 past each hour and stop at 45 past each hour. The last vehicle departure of the day will take place from 3:30-3:45 PM.
Please plan your arrival and departure accordingly and bring a vehicle capable of driving a steep one-lane mountain road. You may also park at the Cedar Creek Trailhead and hike up to the ranch (approximately 1.5 miles).
DIRECTIONS Heading South on Highway 89 toward Gardiner, turn left onto OTO Ranch Road and park in the trailhead parking lot to await instructions. OTO Ranch Road is the first left after Cedar Creek Road.
DIRECTIONS Heading North on Highway 89 toward Livingston, turn right onto OTO Ranch Road and park in the trailhead parking lot and await instructions.