Elk River Books ~Cherie Newman~ July 25 7pm

Bozeman-based public radio producer Chérie Newman visits Elk River Books to discuss her new memoir, Other People’s Pets: Critters, Careers, and Capitalism in Yellowstone Country, on Thursday, July 25.  “When most of her freelance income disappears during the recent world-wide shut down, Newman falls back on an old skill: pet sitting. But she soon realizes that everything has changed. The town of Bozeman has changed. She has changed… Many of her new clients are self-centered and thoughtless. Most of the pets are unruly and needy. After a few crazy experiences, she begins to wonder if she should continue accepting critter sitter gigs. But then she has to face the hard truth: She needs the money.

Newman is a writer, musician, audio producer and editor. For 12 years she worked at Montana Public Radio, where she created hundreds of programs, news stories and podcasts. She has recorded interviews in studios located in Bozeman, Missoula, Spokane, Billings, Burbank and Los Angeles…

Elk River Books is located at 122 S. 2nd St.  The free event begins at 7 p.m., and a book signing and reception will follow. For more info, call (406) 333-2330.

Concert at Shane Ctr Pavillion Sat. July 20

Wylie and the Wild West joins Folk Legend Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and Grammy winning slide guitarist Roy Rogers at this fundraising event.   6pm Doors Open.   7pm Show Time.

Wylie Gustafson is an American original.  This native Montanan singer/songwriter, with an authentic voice of the genre, has recorded 24 albums backed by over 3 decades of performing around the world.   Roy Rogers has worked with Ramblin’ Jack for several decades, and for part of the program, the two will join together to tell stories and perform songs from Jack’s amazing career.

Tickets are available at or by calling the box office at (406) 222-1420.


Livingston Depot Center 36th Annual Festival of the Arts on July 2-3-4

The Depot Festival of the Arts is back!  Enjoy Fine Art, Crafts, Food and Fun!  Festival hours on July 2 &3 are 10am – 6pm, then on July 4 hours are 10am – 5pm.  The Festival of the Arts showcases fine artists and crafters from Montana and the western region into the juried show. Vendors will present oil paintings, photography, woodwork, ceramics, jewelry, metal work, apparel, repurposed antiques, stained glass, herbals, toys, and more.

The event also includes a variety of food vendors like mouth-watering bbq, freshly made crepes, tasty burgers, smoothie bowls, stir-fry combos, chocolates, specialty lemonades, flavored ices, espresso and more.

Visitors can also enjoy the adjacent Depot Museum’s historic rail and Yellowstone exhibits as well as this year’s special exhibit “Wondrous West: Art, Tourism & National Pride” May 25 through Sept 7. The curated collection of vintage imagery features advertising campaigns from railroads and travel bureaus spanning nearly a century of America’s romance with Western tourism. The exhibits are open Mon-Sat 10am to 5pm with a nominal admission.  Group tours are also welcome, and more information is available through the Depot office at (406) 222-2300 or its website,

City Civic Center PARENTS NIGHT OUT June 28th

Spots are still available for PARENTS NIGHT OUT!  Drop your kids, AGES 5 to 11 years, off at the Livingston Civic Center and have a night out or go enjoy the art walk!  Participants will have the opportunity to have dinner, watch movies, play games, enjoy sports, and other entertainment, all supervised by our staff!  Bring some blankets or your sleeping bag for movie time!

REGISTRATION IN ADVANCE IS REQUIRED to participate.    TIME: 5pm to 8pm    COST: $30/one child; additional children in same household are $20/each.

Parents’ Night Out offers enrichment and interaction that includes:   Quality, age-appropriate programming Variety of toys, games, crafts, movies and other activities Social interaction with kids in the same age group Opportunity to have fun and make new friends

WHAT TO BRING:  Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes Bring a water bottle with the child’s name A meal arrangement if there are dietary restrictions and you are not participating in the meal provided by Livingston Recreation Pillows and blanket to watch the movie (Highly Encouraged)

MEDS/OTHER NEEDS:  The child participating is responsible for administering any Medication or any other accommodations they may need.  Livingston recreation staff WILL NOT be responsible for administering medication.


“Ranch Dressing” A Farm to Fiber Event Saturday June 15 10am-4pm

Montana Fibershed is hosting a soil-to-soil themed event featuring some of our state’s incredible fiber producers, artisans, and vendors.

The outdoor event will showcase various breeds of fiber-producing livestock, demonstrations of textile techniques, and educational speakers on topics such as regenerative soil stewardship and the history of sheep.  Thye event is hosted on Lorna Marchington’s ranch in Pray at 30 Pine Grove Lane.  This one-day event will be hands-on and kid friendly with food trucks, a vendor’s market, and many ways to learn about Montana’s natural fiber and dye systems.

“Barely *A* Sheep – Ranch in Paradise Valley” is a working ranch, so Dogs are Not Welcome.

Adult Softball League deadline to register June 7th, Season runs 6/10 – 8/5 followed by Tournament dates

It’s time to get your team registered for the upcoming adult softball league.  If we have enough teams, we will have a competitive league and a Rec league, but we need more teams to sign up!  So get your buddies together and make a team!  Keep in mind that Each Team will need to have 5 female players playing at each game.  All players must be over 18 years old.  The season will run from June 10 – August 5 with the tournament being August 9-11.  All players must sign their own waivers and pay the player fee to be able to play.  We will not be doing paper waivers this year.  Please make sure to fill out the player registration online.

League Fees & Roster Information:  $400 Team Sponsor Fee, *Add 20% non-residents + $25 per player waiver fee

Captains: register your team online and email the roster to:
Free Agents and Players: Fill out 2024 Player Registration and pay your dues, Free Agents – list “Free Agent” in the Captain Question section

Rosters may be added to throughout the season, new players must sign waivers and pay waiver fees.

  • Tournament Roster – all players must have played in 4 regular-season games.
  • Minimum 12-player roster, 18-player max


5pm Lecture & 6pm Reception
“Searching for the Golden West: A History of Western Tourism” an illustrated lecture by Lee Silliman.

 Explore the vast and dramatic landscapes of the Rocky Mountain West through vintage travel books, railroad brochures, souvenir albums, illustrated newspapers, and more that encouraged a nation to “See America First.”

Wondrous West: Art, Tourism & National Pride from curator and historian Lee Silliman’s print collection for the 2024 season.Compiled from nearly a century of images that illustrate the romance of Western tourism, Wondrous West: Art, Tourism & National Pride is on display at the Depot Museum May 25th through September 7th.

Tonight May 16 7-9pm YGM Free Lecture at Shane Center

The Yellowstone Gateway Foundation & Museum are pleased to announce a free lecture and book signing by award-winning author Dan Flores on May 16, 2024 at 7:00pm at The Shane Center at 415 E. Lewis St.
Visit, Facebook, or Instagram for updates. 406-222-4184.

Livingston Depot Museum opens Sat. May 25

2024 Summer Season

The Depot Museum presents its 2024 special exhibit  Wondrous West: Art, Tourism & National Pride.  This presentation is full of vintage imagery from curator and historian Lee Silliman’s print collection and features advertising campaigns from railroads and travel bureaus spanning nearly a century of America’s romance with Western tourism which encouraged the nation to “See America First”.   On June 6th, 5-6pm, Curator Lee Silliman will offer a unique presentation entitled, “Searching for the Golden West: A History of Western Tourism”.  A Reception will follow 6:00-8:00 pm. Both are free and open to the public.

The ongoing main exhibit “Rails Across the Rockies: A Century of People and Places” introduces visitors to the rich history of railroading in Montana. It gives special attention to the Northern Pacific and its central role in the opening of Yellowstone, America’s first national park, through Livingston beginning in the 1880s.  In addition to its main and special exhibit, the museum also presents “Remarkable Migrations,” an adaptation of the groundbreaking exhibit by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, WY.

The Depot Museum is located at 200 West Park and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. There is a nominal admission, and group visits are also welcome by special arrangement. 406-222-2300


We have reorganized Swim Lessons & have many wonderful options so REVIEW ALL Swim Lesson info here before registration day:

Register Online:

In Person: at the Livingston Civic Center, 229 River Drive from 6-8 pm on Friday, May 17th

For Online Success: ** Create your family account if you don’t already have one.   ** Be sure all family members are included.   ** Ensure you have the correct password and you are able to log in BEFORE the day of registration.



One more space available for the Pretzel Palooza Bakery Day for ages 9 to 11

Join us for a delightful baking adventure on May 10th for Pretzel Palooza!

We have just ONE more spot available!

Aspiring bakers ages 9 to 11 can embark on a delicious journey!

Kids will learn the fun process of making soft pretzels.

  • Make dough for pretzels
  • Shape and bake pretzels
  • Experiment with different shapes
  • Create different dipping sauces using a variety of ingredients
    • Examples: Dijon mustard, honey, raspberries, sour-cream

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