This weekend preview for September 22-24, 2017 is sponsored by RiverStone Health
This weekend in Billings marks the last big hurrah that officially signals the farewell to summer and the unquestionable settling in to the new school year. Oh yes, it’s time for Saturday Live! and all of the fabulous family fun that goes with it! It even looks like we’ll get a bit of a break in this much needed rain for the festivities. Regardless, bundle up and bring the whole family out! Also on Saturday, is Smithsonian Museum Day Live at Yellowstone Art Museum. This is a day of free admission to the museum! For a peek at our top picks for the weekend (and just a smidge beyond) scroll on; check out the full weekend’s happenings at our online calendar.
Chief Plenty Coups State Park
Native American Heritage Day
Friday, September 22, 2017 @ 9am-4pm
Make your way out to Chief Plenty Coups State Park this Friday, September 22, where you can enjoy a parade, Pow Wow, traditional games, and free lunch, all in celebration of Native American Heritage Day.
The Front Porch
Fall Festival 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017 @ 10am-8pm
613 ½ East Main Street in Laurel
If you make your way to Laurel this Saturday, the Fall Festival (hosted by The Front Porch, High Plains Brewery, and Laurel community), is the place to be! This is a day filled with activities (the Kid Zone will have games, face painting, rock painting, ice cream, and a photo booth!), good eats (food trucks: Cajun Phatty’s and The Meat Shack, plus the Kettle Corn crew!), drinks, live music, and vendors.
More info: www.facebook.com/events/108084736534893/
Saturday, September 23, 2017 @ 10am-4pm
2-mile Fun Run @ 9am
It’s a banner year for Saturday Live, celebrating 25 years of bringing the community together in a day of fun, food, and games all in the name of raising money for Billings Public Schools. Hit the ground running into the day’s festivities with the 10th annual Fun Run around the park, followed by skydiver, Dana Bowman, soaring into Daylis Stadium at 10am, kicking things off with a 5,000 foot jump, carrying a 2,000sq.ft. U.S. flag! Bowman is a retired First Class Sergeant with the U.S. Army where he was a Special Forces Soldier and a member of the U.S. Army’s elite parachute team, the Golden Knights.
The day’s activities include a steady rotation of live entertainment, as well as Saturday Live legends: the Haunted House and Troll Bridge, and fan favorites like face painting, climbing wall, Nerf games, dunking booth, big slide, and so much more! To sustain you through this day of fun, there are good eats, yummy treats, and thirst-quenching beverages.
Tickets: $0.50 each, pre-sold at each of the schools or available to purchase the day-of.
Start your week with…
KidsKlub: A Day in the Life of a Bike
Monday, September 25, 2017 @ 6pm
A staple in any kids’ childhood: the bike. This glorious two-wheeled, taste-of-freedom-offering mode of transportation is in the spotlight at this month’s Scheels KidsKlub. This free event, held in the 2nd floor training room, is for the ages 4-12 crowd and will allow the kiddos to experience A Day in the Life of a Bike at Scheels – from freight to the sales floor! Bike experts will be on hand to share tips about bike safety and what makes a bicycle’s wheels go ‘round!
For more information (or to check out future events): http://scheels.com/event.
To put on your radar…
Walk to End Alzheimer’s®
Sunday, October 1, 2017 @ 1pm
If you’re looking to participate in an organized Walk that is so much more than just the walk itself, look no further than the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Though this walk has no registration fee, registration is still necessary (http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2017/MT-Montana?pg=entry&fr_id=10557) and participants are encouraged – and rewarded – for fundraising.
“You feel the love walking with all of these people who’ve gone through what you have. It puts a silver lining on this horrible disease.” –Katrina R.
This afternoon that includes live entertainment, food, and festivities, also offers the opportunity for participants to take part in a meaningful tribute ceremony, honoring those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. Each registered walker is given a brightly colored pinwheel flower that correlates with their connection to the cause.
Yellow – Caregivers, Purple – Have lost a loved one to the disease, Orange – Not personally affected, but want to help, Blue – Have Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. This year, a white flower has been added as a symbol of hope, but no one will carry that one yet; it’s waiting for the first survivor of this devastating disease. It’s the only disease in the top 10 that claim people’s lives that has no way to stop it, prevent it, or treat it. So this white flower of hope has been added in the belief that one day there will be a survivor’s lap, with each survivor carrying a white flower.
“I walk to let folks know that many of us living with Alzheimer’s can still fight. I want to raise awareness while I still can.” Dan W.