Selected Public Service Announcements

4-C’s agency services
For 37 years, the 4-C’s agency has served Silver Bow, Madison and Deer Lodge counties to mentor people interested in careers in Early Childhood Development and to offer free parenting classes. They also have the Best Beginnings Scholarship program for the cost of child care. For information, the phone is 1-800-794-4061.

9th Annual Gloves Off Gala
The Gallatin Ice Foundation and the Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association present the 9th Annual Gloves Off Gala – April 5th and 6th.
The gala starts Friday, April 5th with a meet and greet with 1980 USA Winter Olympic hockey player Mike Eruzione at the Midtown Tavern from 7-9pm.
Saturday, April 6th there will be a free showing of ‘Miracle’ at the Bozeman Senior Center at 10:30am – and the annual Gloves Off Gala event later that evening at the Commons. Tickets and information online at Gallatin Ice Foundation dot org, or phone 223-5885.

Alcoholics Anonymous information
People have lots of reasons for drinking too much. Being a single parent, work-stress, big life changes, loneliness, and financial instability can provide reasons for drinking. Alcoholics Anonymous helps people and their families dealing with drinking problems. Information at ‘ A A dot org’

Adopt-A-Manatee program
The first settlers to America believed that manatees were mermaids. The Adopt-A-Manatee program was co-founded in 1981 by Jimmy Buffett to help educate people on the effects of boat strikes on these gentle giants, which account for over 34 per cent of all Manatee deaths. To adopt one of Florida’s most valuable creatures, the website is ‘savethemanatee.org’

Adult Children of Alcoholics Bozeman
Adult Children of Alcoholics is for people who grew up in alcoholic or dysfunctional homes. People who come to meetings share experiences and recovery in an atmosphere of mutual respect. They meet on Mondays at 6:30pm at the Fellowship Hall, 2165 Durston Road in Bozeman. Info at adult children dot org

Adult Spelling Bee
The Bozeman Public Schools Foundation hosts the 11th Annual Adult Spelling Bee, Friday, March 8th at 7pm, in the Emerson Cultural Center. The Adult Spelling Bee is a non-traditional spelling event where absurd team names and costumes are encouraged. Poor spellers are encouraged to spectate and can even donate their way into the final round. All proceeds benefit the BPS Foundation. Info online at ‘bozeman schools foundation dot org’.

AL-ANON helpline
You don’t have to drink to suffer from alcoholism. The helpline phone number for AL-ANON groups for families and friends of alcoholics is 599-8240

American Lung Association
Here’s a message from the American Lung Association. Health officials now recommend everyone 6-months-of-age or over be immunized against influenza–this year and every year. Vaccination is the best way to help protect against getting, and spreading, the flu. There’s more information at ‘face of influenza.org’

ASPCA
Protecting animals and humane education have been the focus of the ASPCA for over 130 years. You can help. If you see animal cruelty, the local humane society wants to know about it and so do the police. Spaying or Neutering your pet helps reduce the number of animals born each year. The website is ‘ASPCA.org’ to donate or volunteer.

Astronaut Scott Kelly at MSU
The MSU Leadership Institute hosts Astronaut Scott Kelly, 7:30 PM, Thursday, April 4th at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Captain Kelly was part of a historic year-long NASA mission aboard the space station. In addition to describing his experiences in space, Kelly will share lessons on leadership and perseverance. Tickets are available at the Bobcat Ticket Office and all Tickets West outlets. More info at 994-7275.

Baby Bistro
The Baby Bistro is a Free mother to mother support group staffed by Certified Counselors from the Gallatin and Park County Breastfeeding Coalitions. Families share experiences and learn about local resources for support in a comfortable atmosphere. Bistros take place in the Bozeman, Belgrade and Madison Public Libraries, at Livingston Health Partners, and in West Yellowstone at the Povah Center. More info at gallatin breast feeding coalition dot org

Befrienders
Would you like to make a positive difference in the life of a senior? Befrienders of Bozeman creates life-long friendships by bringing seniors and volunteers together to spend an hour each week doing activities like shopping, playing cards, or dining. If you would like to be a Befriender, the phone is 522-8169. A member of Montana Shares

Bike Walk Montana
Every street corner is a crosswalk. Drivers might see pedestrians at any intersection and the law requires that they stop for them. Message brought to you by Bike Walk Montana. Information online at ‘bike walk montana dot org’

Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association
The Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association is a nonprofit service organization that provides facilities and programs for the development of quality, affordable competitive and recreational hockey. Online Registration & information at ‘bozemanhockey.org’

Bozeman Deaconess Blood Donation
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital uses about 1500 units of blood throughout the year. They work with United Blood Services to meet the community’s blood supply needs. To be a donor with United Blood Service, the phone is 1-800-365-4450.

Bozeman Deaconess Hospital: Suicide Loss/ Saving Lives
‘Suicide Loss, Saving Lives’ is an informal support group that meets the first Thursday of the month at 7pm in the Pike room at the Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. Meetings are open to anyone who has experienced a loss through suicide. All meetings are facilitated and discussions are kept strictly confidential. To learn more, the phone is 585-5000.

Bozeman Public Library Special Delivery
If someone you know is home bound or in a nursing home and can’t get to the Bozeman Public Library, a Special Delivery will be arranged by volunteers to deliver books and other materials to Bozeman residents. For help or information, the phone number is 585-9040.

Bozeman Senior Center Book Donations
The Bozeman Senior Center and Salvation Army are gratefully accepting donations of books, DVD’s, CD’s and videos. Donations can be dropped off at 425 East Babcock or 807 North Tracy. For information the phone number is 586-2421.

Brain Injury Assc. of Montana
Brain concussions are the most common type of injury sustained in sports. An estimated 2 to 4 million sports and recreation related concussions occur in the US each year. Multiple concussions can have long-lasting effects. To learn the facts, the Brain Injury Association of Montana can be reached by phone at 800-241-6442 or online at ‘biamt.org’

Bridgercare Medicaid Birth Control, PlanFirst
If you are an uninsured woman who is unable pay for birth control & between 19 and 44 years of age, the Plan First Medicaid Program may fit your needs. Services include contraceptive supplies, office visits, laboratory services, and testing and treatment of STDs. Information by phone at 587-0681 or at ‘bridgercare.org’

Buffalo Field Campaign
The Buffalo Field Campaign works to prevent mass killing of wild buffalo crossing the Yellowstone Park boundary into the state. It is the only group working in the field everyday, patrolling the grounds which the buffalo inhabit and documenting actions made against them. Info online at ‘wildbison.org’

Cafe Scientifique at the Baxter
Wednesday, January 30th, MSU’s INBRE program will host Cafe Scientifique — a speaker series designed to take cutting-edge scientific topics out of the lab and into the community. MSU researchers Frances Lefcort, Valerie Copie and Seth Walk will present ‘Nerves, metabolism, and bugs: How your brain, liver, and gut interact to influence health. The event will take place in the upstairs ballroom at The Baxter in Downtown Bozeman at 6pm. This event is free and open to the public. More information on the web at www dot inbre dot montana dot edu.

Caregiver Respite
Giving or receiving care can cause stress on caregiver and receiver alike. The Montana Lifespan Respite program tries to support the caregiver who has limited financial resources so they can take a break or maintain their employment. The easy application is at Respite dot MT dot gov. They’ll get back to you within five working days. Respite for caregivers. Info at 1-800-332-2272.

CASA GAL Seeking Volunteers
CASA Gal is a nonprofit organization providing services for abused and neglected children in the Gallatin Valley. Volunteers advocate for children to ensure that their needs are met and ensure they have a safe, stable, and loving home in the future. The number of foster children continues to rise and CASA Gal is seeking new volunteers. More info at 582-2051.

CAVE Display
MSU Art-Science presents CAVE through April 5th. The free exhibit combines modern brain science with the idea of ancient cave art. Wearing brain monitors, viewers can use their brainwaves to influence what they see and hear inside immersive neuro-caves. CAVE is on display Monday thru Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM in Room 149 of Asbjornson (As-byorn-sun) Hall at MSU Bozeman.

Child Development Screenings
The Child Development Center offers free developmental screenings and evaluations for children under the age of 6 and free autism screenings for children under age 5. The center is a non-profit organization serving western Montana families. For more information or to discuss screening options, the phone is 1-800-914-4779.

Childcare scholarship for low income families
The Best Beginnings Scholarship Program is available to help income-qualifying families pay for child care while they are at work, school, or are participating in Montana’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Info at 587-7786 or online at ‘bozeman C C C dot org’

Compassion Project
Scientific research shows that practicing compassion results in healthier brains, and a happier outlook on life. The Compassion Project on the MSU Bozeman campus is run by the College of Education, Health and Human Development with many different community partners. The goal is to bring the Bozeman community and Gallatin County together through acts of compassion. Information on the MSU Website at the Compassion Project.

Compassion Project
Scientific research shows that practicing compassion results in healthier brains and a happier outlook on life. The Compassion Project on the MSU Bozeman campus is run by the College of Education, Health and Human Development with many community partners. The goal is to bring the Bozeman community and Gallatin County together through acts of compassion. Information about meetings and projects on the MSU Website at the Compassion Project.

DUI Task Force
If you’re thinking about drinking, a designated driver should be part of the process. DD’s are lifesavers. The D U I Task Force wants everyone to be safe and arrive alive. Driving drunk costs lives: yours, your loved ones and unsuspecting strangers. Over use and over drinking. Is it worth it? Info online at Gallatin D U I Task Force. five eight five fourteen ninety two

Emerson Center calls for Art exhibit Applications
Bozeman’s Emerson Center accepts applications all year for solo and group art exhibits. A committee reviews presentations from established and emerging artists of our region. Information online at ‘the emerson dot org’. The phone is 587-9797 extension 104.

Equus International Film Festival
The Equus International Film Festival will take place at the Roxy in Missoula, from Thursday March 14 through the Saturday March 17th. The festival features award-winning equine film, television, and alternative media that brings greater awareness to the world of the horse. Info online at ‘Equus International Film Festival dot com’

Fair Housing Law
Housing discrimination of all kinds is illegal in the United States. If you think you’ve been a victim because of your race, color, sex, religion, disability, or family status, the phone is 800-669-9777 or online at ‘fairhousinglaw.org’. Fair Housing. It’s not an option. It’s the law.

feedthepig.org American Institute of CPAs
Understanding your finances is a key to a strong financial future. feed the pig dot org is an online site for tools and tips to get started on the path to financial stability. Feed the Pig dot org is sponsored by the American Institute of C P A’s

food safety dot gov
An estimated 3,000 Americans die from a foodborne illness each year. That’s why it’s important to always use separate cutting boards for raw meat and vegetables. food safety dot gov for more info about how to protect your family!

Forum on Native Americans at MSU
MSU Wonderlust hosts a lecture by Native American Studies department head, Walter Fleming, on Friday, March 8th in the Hager Auditorium at the Museum of the Rockies. Fleming’s lecture titled Native Americans at MSU: Past, Present, and Future will present an overview of academic support programs, progress in Native American enrollment, and current challenges faced by Native American students. Info online at ‘montana dot edu slash wonderlust’.

Free AIDS testing
AIDS Outreach in Bozeman has the facts about AIDS prevention and offers free walk-in testing every Wednesday from 4 to 8 pm, Saturday from 10 to 2 pm, and by appointment at their office located at 202 South Black. More info at 451-5718 or email info at aids outreach mt dot org.

Gallatin City-Country Health Department: Montana Breast and Cervical Health Program
The Gallatin City-County Health Department offers uninsured or underinsured women age 50 to 64 the Montana Breast and Cervical Health Program. Once enrolled, you receive breast exams, Pap tests, mammograms, and treatment for breast and cervical cancer. For questions or more information, the phone is 582-3107.

Gallatin College
Gallatin College offers One and Two year degrees in Welding, Design Drafting, Bookkeeping, Interior Design, and more! Programs are financial aid eligible, with evening courses and affordable tuition. Classes are small and training is hands-on, taught by highly qualified instructors with relevant industry experience. Information online at gallatin dot montana dot edu. The phone number is 994-5536.

Gallatin County DUI Task Force
The Gallatin County D U I Task Force is a volunteer group that develops awareness and projects to reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes and deaths in Gallatin County. The Task Force does presentations all over the county, utilizing statistics and educational materials. They also provide pro-active programs such as MSU’s Late Night Streamline Bus Ride Service. More info at gallatin m t dot gov

Gallatin Dog of the Week
Lucky Duckie is a three year old black and white lovebug of a pit mix dog who is waiting for a new home at Heart of the Valley in Bozeman. He’s on a diet right now to make him even more handsome than he already is. He’ll be ready for more activity in no time! The shelter is at 1549 East Cameron Bridge Road and is open daily. 388-9399.

gender equality
He For She is a gender equality movement that mobilizes men and boys to address inequalities and discrimination faced by women and girls. Information at he for she dot org, where men can sign up and everyone can share their stories.

Gun Lock Program
The Bozeman Fire and Police Departments have teamed up with Project Safe Child to provide free gun locks to local families owning firearms. Locks are offered at Fire Stations 1 and 3 in coordination with the fire department’s free child-car-seat installation program. They’re also available at the Law and Justice Center, the Gallatin City-County Health Dept. and Bozeman Health Pediatrics in both Bozeman & Belgrade.

Harry Allen – Hip Hop Pioneer
The MSU Leadership Institute welcomes political activist, photo-journalist and hip-hop pioneer Harry Allen to SUB Ballroom A, 7 PM, Monday, March 4th. Harry Allen will present a photo-enhanced lecture–Shooting the Enemy–describing the rise of hip-hop music and the genesis of rap masters, Public Enemy. It’s free and open to the public. More info at 994-7275.

Heart of the Valley animal shelter
Heart of the Valley compassionately shelters the lost and abandoned pets of Gallatin and Madison valleys, and brings together people and companion animals through pet adoption and education. HOV accepts any lost, abandoned or surrendered cats or dogs They have kids’ camps, volunteer opportunities and classes to help you and your pet have a loving and bonded relationship. Information by phone at 388-9399 and online at ‘heartofthevalleyshelter.org’

Heart of the Valley Pet of the Week
The Gallatin Pet of the Week is Heidi, a 2 year old blue-gray domestic short hair cat. She loves being pet on the head and cheeks. She has live both indoors and outdoors and likes hanging out with other cats. More info about Heidi and other pets at heart of the valley shelter dot org’ or phone 388-9399.

Help Center of Sexual Assault Counseling Center
Thinking of suicide? Have you or someone you know been raped or molested? In Gallatin County, the Help Center & Sexual Assault Counseling Center offer 24-hour phone consultation. The number is 586-3333. There’s walk-in service from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, at 421 East Peach in Bozeman . All counseling is free and confidential. The phone again: 586-3333

Holidays, Heart of the Valley
The mission of Heart of the Valley is to shelter with compassion, the lost and surrendered pets of Gallatin and Madison Valleys, and to enhance the lives of people and companion animals through pet adoption and education. When friends or family members lose their beloved pets their memory can be honored by supporting Heart of the Valley. Heart of the Valley Information online at heart of the valley shelter.org.

Huntsman Cancer Institute Early Cancer Detection
There is still a lot we don’t know about cancer. But one thing we do know is early detection increases the chances of beating cancer. A yearly cancer screening is good prevention. And if you’re not sure what type of check-up you should have, there is info at ‘huntsmancancer.org’ or at 1-888-424-2100

Job Corps helps you work!
You can learn a trade, get a job,or finish your education. Want to learn more? Phone the Job Corps at 1-800-544-5627.

KGLT Planned and Estate Giving
KGLT has information about Planned and Estate Giving online at kglt.net. You can help ensure the future of KGLT alternative public radio for your children, grandchildren and everyone in our community. There’s information on the ‘support page’ of our website at kglt.net, or phone 406-994-6484.

La Leche: Breastfeeeding classes
If you plan to breastfeed or are a breastfeeding mother, there is support provided by the accredited leaders of La Leche’ (pronounced La Lay-Chay) League in Bozeman. For meeting times and information the phone is 582-5688.

Liberty Arts Program, Brain injury
Liberty Arts is a branch of the non-profit organization Liberty Place, Inc. It provides opportunities for all individuals with brain injury to meaningfully engage with the arts and with others. Through the challenges of making art, participants use the skills sets they have acquired to continue to grow in confidence, purpose and dignity in their day to day lives. Info online at liberty place dot org

Library of Congress Talking Books
If you have difficulty seeing words on a page, you can still read–with free Talking Books from the Library of Congress. For info, the phone is 1-888-657-READ. That’s 1-888-657-7323.

Live and Let Livingston Vegan Potluck
Vegans, vegetarians, and vegan-curious: Live and Let Livingston Vegan Potluck is every second Sunday of every month at 4:30 pm. Everyone is welcome. Upcoming locations and themes are on Facebook. Peace begins on your plate! For information phone 222-0321.

Livingston Pet of the Week
Livingston’s Stafford Shelter presents Vasquez, a friendly, two year old mixed-breed male dog who is very smart! He is ready to settle down for good. He has a calm personality and is good with other animals. Pictures of Vasquez at stafford animal shelter .org or the phone 222-2111 for more info. The shelter is located at 3 Business Park Road East of Livingston and open Tuesday thru Saturday noon to 6 pm.

Lutheran Social Services- Birth parent counseling and adoption services
Lutheran Social Services of Montana provides birth parent counseling and adoption services. Unplanned pregnancy can be emotionally stressful. No matter what the circumstances, there are choices, issues and decisions to be discussed. For help and information, the phone number is 586-2486 or toll free at 1-800-726-3102

Mamma Mia!
The Shane Lalani Center for the Arts in Livingston presents Mamma Mia!, running weekends from March 1st to March 24th. Mamma Mia! is a musical performed worldwide with songs inspired by the music of ABBA. It is a romantic comedy about a daughter trying to find her real father to walk her down the aisle. Tickets and info online at ‘the shane center dot org’

March of Dimes works to stop premature birth
Premature birth is the number 1 obstetrical problem in our country. March of Dimes works to reduce the incidence of premature birth. To find out more, the website is
‘m o dimes.org’

Meals on Wheels
One in six seniors faces the threat of hunger, and millions more live in isolation. Volunteering for Meals on Wheels may require as little as dropping off a hot meal and saying a quick hello on your lunch hour, but it’s very big for an incapacitated senior. Information at america lets do lunch dot org.

Meals on Wheels Volunteering
One in six seniors face the threat of hunger today, and the population of seniors is expected to double by twenty fifty. Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver one million meals to seniors every day, provide safety checks, and help seniors stay healthy in their own homes. Volunteer information at ‘Meals on Wheels America dot org’. 586-2421

Moms Like Me
Roots Family Collaborative presents the third annual ‘Moms Like Me’ on March 3rd at the Rialto from 4 to 6pm. The event will feature speakers and a panel discussion to raise awareness about the postpartum experience. The goal of ‘Moms Like Me’ is to inform recent mothers and families that they are not alone and connect families to local resources. This event is free and open to the public. More info online at ‘roots family collaborative dot org’ or by phone at 570-0738.

Montana Artists Refuge
The Montana Artists Refuge website has information about exhibits, classes and scholarships. To find out how you can be a part of the Refuge, information is online at ‘MontanaRefuge.org’

Montana Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation
The Montana Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation provides finacial assistance to Montana citizens with medical conditions associated with sight, hearing, and/or speech. For information, the phone is 346-1488 or online at ‘MTlionsSHFND.org’

Montana Miracle Network Dance Marathon
MSU’s Montana Miracle Network Dance Marathon will host the state’s first Children’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon on March 3rd in the Strand Union Building on the campus of MSU. This six hour event will raise money for the Shodair Children’s Hospital in Helena. Activities include dancing, games, raffles, and more. Priority registration ends Sunday, February 24th. More info on the Montana State Miracle Network Dance Marathon Facebook page.

Montana Raptor Conservation Center
The Montana Raptor Conservation Center in Bozeman rehabilitates as many as 150 injured raptors each year. Raptors indicate the health of our environment through data collection and toxin testing. To report an injured raptor or volunteer there is info online at ‘montana raptor dot org’. The phone number is 585-1211

Montana Roots PSA
Montana Roots is a Livingston organization whose mission is to create thriving communities through agriculture and environmental programs for youth. A year round food system produces more than just healthy, fresh food; it’s a hands on educational opportunity for schools and individuals. Information at Montana Roots dot org. Phone 848-1428.

Montana Shares
Montana Shares member groups work everyday to make Montana a better place to live. Groups provide direct services to Montanans, and focus on solving the root causes of problems through education, prevention efforts, and advocacy. The choice of where your donation goes is up to you. For information, phone 1-800-823-2625. Montana Shares- it’s about giving back.

Montana Spay/Neuter Task Force
Killing is not the solution to ending pet overpopulation. Montana Spay/Neuter Task Force works with communities to create pet care events offering spay neuter surgery to the pets of folks who can’t afford it. Information and schedules at ‘montanasapyneutertaskforce.org’

Montana State University VOICE Center
Stalking is a serious crime. It can be anything from weird, ongoing Facebook or text messages, to being physically threatened. If anyone in your life is making you feel afraid, the Montana State University Bozeman VOICE Center phone number is 994-7069, or the Help Center number is 586-3333. They can help.

Montana Women Vote.org
When women vote, their issues are more likely to be addressed. If you need to register or if you’ve moved since you last voted, a Montana Women Vote volunteer can help you get registered and answer your questions. Information online at ‘montanawomenvote.org’ or at a local County Elections Office.

MSU Campus Safety Tips
When walking across MSU Bozeman campus late at night:
1. Walk with someone else.
2. Stay in well-lit areas.
3. Be alert about your surroundings.
4. Keep your cell phone in an easy-to-access place.
5. Call University Police at 994-2121 if you’d like an escort.
6. Report any suspicious or unusual behavior to University Police.

MSU Human Development Clinic
The MSU Bozeman Human Development Clinic offers low cost confidential mental health counseling to the community. Clinic staff can help with stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, anger, and with school, career, or relationship concerns. The Clinic is located off the MSU Bozeman campus with convenient parking. For information, the phone is 994-4113.

MSU Students Legal Help
If you are an MSU student and you are in trouble with the law, got a ticket, didn’t get your security deposit back or have legal questions, there is an attorney available for students who have paid the student activity fee. For an appointment visit ASMSU in SUB 221 or phone 994-2933.

MSU VOICE Center
The MSU VOICE Center provides free and confidential support to anyone who has been impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking. The 24-hour support line to call or text is 994-7069. The office is in room #370 of the Strand Union Building on the MSU Bozeman campus. The MSU VOICE Center. Call. Text. Stop By.

MT Wildlife Federation and the Missouri River
The mighty Missouri weaves its course through cottonwood bottoms, thousand foot limestone cliffs, and open prairies…and is enjoyed by floaters, anglers, campers, hikers, and wildlife enthusiasts. Montana Wildlife Federation works to conserve the river for our children…for our wildlife…for all people…for all time. To find out how you can help, the phone is 1-800-517-7256 or online at montanawildlife.com

MyLastDip.com self help quitting program
MyLastDip.com helps young tobacco chewers and dippers quit on-line. Chewing tobacco and snuff users aged 14-25 are invited to register to take part in a free, self-help, quitting program. Information by phone at 541-484-2123 and registration online at MyLastDip.com.

N.W. Peace Program: Foreign Exchange Students
The NWS Peace Program seeks caring families to host high school students from Ecuador, Brazil, Austria and other countries for the school year. Students are between 15 and 18 years of age, are screened and speak English. The phone is 1-866-846-3977 or online at ‘no-services.com’.

Narcotics Anonymous
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction Narcotics Anonymous is free and can help. Every one deserves the chance to recover from addiction. More information at 1-800-990-6262 or online at N A montana dot org.

Nat’l Business Women’s Week event at Rialto
On Thursday, October 18th, at 5:30pm at the Rialto, Bozeman Business and Professional Women will host ‘Celebrations 2018: Women Creating Legacies ‘ with keynote speaker, MSU President Dr. Waded Cruzado. The event is in celebration of National Business Women’s Week. Delicious food, door prizes, and opportunities to network are part of the event. Proceeds support aspiring Montana women professionals and students. Tickets online at bozeman b p w dot org

Nation Family Caregivers Association
For information on Alzheimer’s Disease, recognizing its early signs, and caregiving, the toll free number is 1-877-439-3566 or on the Nation Family Caregivers Association website at ‘NCFAcares.org’

National Association of School Nurses: Meningitis awarness
The National Association of School Nurses reports that preteens and teens are at a greater risk for contracting meningitis, which may be prevented through vaccination. Meningitis is rare but very serious and can cause death in an otherwise healthy young person in just a single day. More information at ‘VoicesOfMeningitis.org’

New Exit Gallery Exhibit
MSU Bozeman’s Exit Gallery presents ‘Tactile Time’, an exhibition by Christina Marian running through March 15th. Christina’s work speaks about materialized time and illustrates a concrete vision of the abstract illusion that time represents. The Exit Gallery is located in the MSU Strand Union Building. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm.

Operation Never Forgotten
Operation Never Forgotten works with wounded veterans and their families to Big Sky country for an all expense paid week-long journey of discovery through outdoor sports, recreation and fishing. Americans are reminded of those who have made sacrifices to protect us and our freedoms. Information online at ‘operationneverforgotten.org’

Organ Donation Info
The national organ donor wait list consists of over 114,000 people. You have the power to donate life. Information at your local hospital or online at ‘donatelife.net’

Parent Place: punishment is wrong
Hitting children teaches them to become hitters themselves.
Punishment interferes with the bond between parent and child.
Punishment distracts children from learning how to resolve conflict humanely. The phone number at Parent Place is 587-4734. Their goal is helping families.

Pay what you can restaurant
Fork & Spoon Homestyle Kitchen, Bozeman’s newly renovated dinner restaurant, offers from scratch cooking Sundays through Fridays from 5 to 7pm. Operating on a pay-what-you-can model, Fork & Spoon runs an delicious and affordable weekly menu. There are kids options, pizza, homestyle dinners, housemade soups & salads, all made with local ingredients. Fork and Spoon is located at 302 North 7th. Information and menus at fork and spoon kitchen dot org, and on Facebook. 587-4225.

Pediatric Cancer info, Gallatin
The Bozeman Three provides financial support to Gallatin County families whose child has received a cancer diagnosis. They ease the burden for expenses such as loss of work, gas, airline tickets, food and housing while their child is undergoing treatment. They support pediatric cancer research. To learn more, there’s information online at ‘the bozeman three dot org slash how to help. The phone number is 624-3322

Pediatric Cancer Support, Bozeman
The Bozeman Three provides financial support to Gallatin County families whose child has received a cancer diagnosis. They ease the burden for expenses such as loss of work, gas, airline tickets, food and housing while their child is undergoing treatment. They support pediatric cancer research. To learn more, there’s information online at ‘the bozeman three dot org slash how to help. The phone number is 624-3322

Pi Day Fundraiser
On Thurs. March 14th from 4 to 8 PM, the Bozeman Poetry Collective is hosting Pi Day at the Bozeman Supper Club, 609 W. Mendenhall. Pi Day is a fundraiser to benefit the Gallatin Valley Foodbank, featuring live music, an artist exhibit and a pie sale. The Poetry Collective is a community of spoken word poets, working in the Gallatin Valley.

Project Head Start
Project Head Start is an early childhood program for income-eligible families with children ages 3 to 5. Part and full day programs are available year ’round. Head Start builds self-confidence & social skills…and enhances overall emotional growth. There’s information about Head Start in Gallatin, Park and Meagher (marr) Counties at 406-587-4486…or online at ‘thehrdc.org/programs/headstart’

Public Library Opens New Business Center
The Bozeman Public Library’s new business center is now open to the people of Gallatin Valley. Individuals can receive one-on-one consultations, business mentoring, and group meetings free of charge.This initiative is made possible by the Bozeman Public Library, the Blackstone LaunchPad at Montana State University, and Bozeman’s Small Business Development Center. Info online at bozeman public library dot com.

Puerto Rican Relief
The Latino Students at MSU Club is sponsoring a relief drive for Puerto Rico. Bottled water, canned and packaged food, baby formula, tarps and more can be dropped off in a bin outside the Office of Student Engagement in the Strand Union Building through Thursday, October 5th or at Cokie Mountain Cafe on Main in Bozeman. Info at united for puerto rico dot com.

Red Feather Development Group
Of the 2.5 million tribal members living on the American Indian reservations, more than 60 percent lack adequate housing. Bozeman-based Red Feather Development Group works with American Indians to educate, empower tribal members, & to build sustainable and affordable homes. Information at ‘redfeather.org’ or at 585-7188

Rock Youth Center
The Rock Youth Center offers a space for kids and involved parents, away from school and home, at 214 North 11th in Bozeman, right across from the High School. They hold monthly breakfasts, Friday Night at The Rock events, Teacher Appreciation lunches, and Parent Workshops on topics including internet safety and sex trafficking. More info at: the rocky c dot org

Sacks Thrift Store funds the Help Center
Sacks Thrift Store is located on Mendenhall in Bozeman and on Main Street in Belgrade. Sales benefit the Sexual Assault Counseling Center and the Help Center, a local 24-hour crisis counseling and referral hotline. Sacks provides affordable merchandise to everyone and encourages responsible recycling of quality goods. For more information, visit sacks thrift.org.

SCORE small business support
Bozeman SCORE helps small businesses & nonprofits start, grow, and succeed. Free counseling is offered to businesses, start-ups, and non-profits. Tuesday morning appointments for one hour sessions may be made by calling the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce office at 586-5421. Information online at ‘scorebozeman.org’

Sexual Harassment Lecture
Anna Kirkland will deliver ‘Improving Academic Campus Climates and Cultures around Sexual Harassment’ at 6 pm Thursday, March 7, in Inspiration Hall in the new Norm Asbjornson (AS-BYORN-SON) Building on the campus of MSU. The event is hosted by the MSU President’s Commission on the Status of University Women and co-sponsored by the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering, the VOICE Center, and the Women’s Center. RSVP or get more information by emailing ‘p c o s u w @ montana dot edu’

Snowshoe Shuffle
Heart of the Valley hosts the 15th Annual Snowshoe Shuffle at Big Sky Resort on Saturday March 2nd. This family-friendly event features a torch-lit snowshoeing course, chili dinner, and a raffle. Participants are encouraged to bring their dogs to join in the fun. All proceeds directly benefit the Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter. Registration and info online at ‘heart of the valley shelter dot org’

Special Olympics Montana
Special Olympics Montana is a year-round sports training and competition program for children with intellectual disabilities. 15 sports are offered and 2,000 athletes across the state are served with the help of 4,000 volunteers. For information about volunteering, sponsorship, and athlete registration, the phone number is 800-242-6876 or online at ‘somt.org’

State Leadership Competition
The Montana chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America will host over 700 students for their Leadership Conference on Friday, March 22nd on the campus of MSU. Students from around the state will be competing in a variety of events centered around leadership. Individuals interested in volunteering or judging competitions can find more info online at ‘m t f c c l a dot org’.

Struggling Mind
Active Minds works to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources, help students as soon as it is needed, and connect students with the mental health community. Struggles are normal. There’s help available for you or your friends. Information at montana dot edu slash counseling slash activeminds

Suicide Prevention MSU
Recognizing that suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students nationwide, MSU has a support team of psychologists, counselors, faculty, staff, and student leaders. Crisis and counseling resources, as well as training and prevention options can be found at Montana dot edu slash suicide dash prevention.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
The mission of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening, and treatment. Their office is located at 825 Helena Avenue, in Helena. For information, the phone is 495-9337

The Lung Cancer Alliance
Lung cancer will kill 221,000 people this year in America. There is hope with new treatments. The Lung Cancer Alliance works to focus attention and research on lung cancer to develop early detection tools and treatment options. Information by phone at 1-800-298-2436, or online at ‘lung cancer alliance.org’

The Montana Human Rights Network
The Montana Human Rights Network helps citizens and human rights groups fight racism and hate. Their goal is an environment free of bigotry and violence. Information by phone at 442-5506.

Tolerance.org — Hate Crimes
Every day, a hate crime occurs on a college campus. Every minute, a college student somewhere is exposed to bigotry. A free booklet called, 10 Ways to Fight Hate on Campus, is available online at ‘tolerance.org.’ Apathy is as dangerous as hate.

Understood dot org
Understood dot org is a free online resource for families and the 1 in 5 kids with learning and attention issues. There are personalized recommendations, daily access to experts and more. Understood dot org.

Vinyl Sale
KGLT’s spring vinyl sale is Saturday, March 9th from 10am to 3pm in Ballroom D of the Strand Union building on the Montana State University campus. Vinyl, CDs, and cassettes will be available from a variety of vendors covering all music genres. Proceeds benefit KGLT. Info can be found on the KGLT Facebook page.

Women Leading and Learning-Workshop
The MSU Bozeman Leadership Institute will host ‘Women Leading and Learning’, a free leadership workshop on Thursday, January 31st from 3 to 5pm in MSU SUB Ballroom A. Registration is now open. The workshop will feature MSU President Waded Cruzado, Bozeman City Mayor Cyndy Andrus, and Bozeman City Manager Andrea Surratt. The registration deadline for this workshop is Monday, January 28th. More information at 994-7275 or online at montana dot edu slash leadership.

Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate, the MSU-Bozeman Women’s Center is presenting a variety of events and programs. Through the month, Sack Lunch Seminar topics include ‘Unorthodox Experiences of Birth Control,’ the Lavender Celebration, and Women on Wheels. On March 7th, Dr. Anna Kirkland will present a free lecture titled: ‘Sexual Harassment, Improving Academia’s Climate and Culture.’ And on March 11th, the Women’s History Lecture explores Reproductive Rights and how they endure. There’s more information at 994-3836, and online at Montana.edu/women.

Yellowstone Park Foundation
Yellowstone National Park is rich in natural wonders and history, & more than 10,000 Friends of Yellowstone help to keep it that way. The Yellowstone Park Foundation in Bozeman is the park’s official fundraising partner, supporting projects and programs that protect, preserve, and enhance this beautiful park and its wildlife. Information online at ‘ypf.org’.