Your Weekend in Billings: September 11-13, 2015

Your Weekend in Billings: September 11-13, 2015

This weekend preview for September 11-13, 2015 is brought to you by RiverStone Health

College Ball-In the Gym/On the Field:

  • Friday, Sept 11 @ 7pm – Women’s Volleyball: RMC VS Alumni at the Fortin Center.
  • Saturday, Sept 12 @ 1pm – Men’s Football: RMC VS MSU-Northern
  • Sunday, Sept 13 @ 12pm – Women’s Soccer: RMC VS Southern Oregon
  • Sunday, Sept 13 @ 2:30pm – Men’s Soccer: RMC VS Southern Oregon
  • Sunday, Sept 13 @ 3:30pm – Men’s Soccer: MSU-B VS South Dakota at Yellowjacket Soccer Field

City College
9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
Friday, September 11, 2015 @ 7:45am

It’s been 14 years since that devastating day in American history, yet September 11 remains a day that is seared on our hearts and memories. No matter where you resided on that fateful day, you were touched by those events, and the development of Montana’s 9/11 Memorial is a testament to that. The memorial, its centerpiece a 600-pound piece of steel i-beam from the destroyed World Trade Center (along with a scaled down visual replica of the towers), stands as a “steadfast, silent witness to the memory of those who lost their lives,” as well as providing a place of reflection and honor for those who serve others in all capacities.

The memorial was officially dedicated on September 11, 2011.

Ceremony Schedule:

  • Opening Remarks-Dr. Cliff Coppersmith, Dean of City College at MSU-Billings
  • Presentation of Colors
  • The Story of the Memorial
  • Presentation of 9/11 Memorial Scholarships
  • A Salute to Service (one-minute of sirens)
  • The Laying of the Wreaths in Honor of Those Who Died on 9/11 and Those Who Served Afterwards.

Alberta Bair Theater
All Hands on Deck!
Friday, September 11, 2015

All Hands on Deck is a patriotic Big Band Era show based on Bob Hope’s 1942 USO tour to the troops, now featuring local Marines presenting colors before curtain, along with local musicians filling out the Big Band Sound! This patriotic performance is especially poignant as a September 11 event. From Roadshow to Radio Broadcast, audience members can expect

tight harmonies, on air antics, classic commercial jingles, and rousing comedy— this all-singing dance show is a full-circle, patriotic salute to America’s active duty and veteran members of our Armed Services.

Timeless hits include: “Chattanooga Choo-Choo,” “Atchison Topeka and the Santa Fe,” “I’m In The Mood For Love,” “Pennsylvania Polka,” “I’ll Never Smile Again,” “Don’t Fence Me In,” “Deep In The Heart Of Texas,” “Thanks For The Memory,” and “America the Beautiful.”

To honor those who serve our country, ABT is offering a special discount to military personnel, active and retired. Tickets, $37, $32, $27 and $20 for students with valid I.D., are available at the Alberta Bair Theater Box Office on the corner of 3rd Ave N and N Broadway, by phone at 406-256-6052 (box office hours are Monday through Friday, 12:00 Noon until 5:00 p.m. ) and/or online at

Billings Public Library
Tattered Covers and All-Night Reads
September 13-October 18, 2015

‘Tattered Covers and All-Night Reads,’ a new national traveling exhibit is making its very first library stop at Billings Public Library, and the library couldn’t be more thrilled. This exhibit is one (much like the visit from Michael Berenstain) that will touch multiple generations, shares Children’s Librarian, Cindy Patterson.

The exhibit features the great children’s books of our parent’s youth, books that spawned generations of readers. Such as Dick and Jane, Curious George, the Bobbsey Twins, Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, The Little Engine That Could, Little Golden Books, and SO much more.

During its stay in Billings expect docent-led tours through the exhibit, related programming like story times featuring exhibit selections and panel discussions with local authors. There will also be an opening reception on September 13.

Riverfront Park
Rubber Duck Regatta
Sunday, September 13, 2015 @ 12-4pm

Bring out the whole family (from your littlest of littles to grandma and grandpa) to celebrate Grandparents Day at the 19th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta! Rubber Duck races hourly beginning at 1pm with a grand prize winner at 3:30pm.  Expect a variety of kids carnival games, entertainment, and good eats. Cabela’s will be handing out free fishing poles to children (while supplies last).

To get a rubber duck of your own (a.k.a. adopt a duck) in the regatta, head down to your local Credit Union or call 259-3111 or simply purchase the day of. Adoptions are $5 for one or you can purchase a quack pack of six for $25.

Proceeds benefit The Prevention of Elder Abuse, allocated directly to client services.

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