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LIFESTYLE LETTER

SEPTEMBER 2019 PUBLISHER

Jeff Lethert | jeff.lethert@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

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Fall Fashion & Style IN THE MAGAZINE WORLD, THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE IS THE MOST ANTICIPATED ARRIVAL OF THE YEAR. It’s the unofficial first look at this season’s fashion trends and predictions for the upcoming year. It’s the issue fashionistas can’t wait to

Megan Fetters | megan.fetters@lifestylepubs.com Steve Lethert | steve.lethert@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

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Megan Fetters, Nathan Satran, Trevan Hiersche

get their hands on. So it is with much excitement that we present you, dear reader, with our own localized fashion issue—Billings-style. For our annual fall fashion photo shoot, we went to SOMETHINGchic to showcase some of the season’s hottest looks. We also offer some tips for creating a stylish home, inspiration for rocking men’s trends at any age, a fashion show fundraiser and more. If your wardrobe is in need of a serious makeover, look to the pages in this issue for inspiration. Then hit the town sporting your new duds, and enjoy one of the amazing hot spots that our community has to offer. Whether or not you consider yourself a fashionista, your personal style is a reflection of your personality, lifestyle and taste. And we’re always looking for ways to put

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FEATURES 10 An Eye for Interiors Renovate and Refine Your Home

14 Fashion and 'Moore' Fashion Show Fundraiser with Tracy Moore’s High School Tribe

20 Fashion Sense SOMETHINGchic for Every Occasion

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26 Three Generations, One Classic Style Setting Trends at Any Age

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Lifestyle Letter

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Around Town

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Renovate & Refine

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Giving Back

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Culinary Creations

26 Trend Setter 28 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local Limelight


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AROUND TOWN This event is open to anyone and everyone. The only requirement is that you  have to wear your best glow-in-the-dark items. Get creative—there will be awards! Please register by Sept. 1 to guarantee your Glow Run T-shirt. Wheelchairs

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but please do not bring pets, skateboards, longboards, bikes or rollerblades. This will be a chipped time event, providing runners with instant results. The purpose of this event is to raise money for The United Luv Project, a local nonprofit organization that uses 100% of its proceeds to  donate  iPads to hospitals and treatments centers to make a difference in patients

MORE THAN $100,000 RAISED FOR HOME FOR HOPE IN ANNAFELD With the help of more than 30 traders and suppliers in Billings, McCall Homes recently sold its second Home for Hope. Each of McCall Homes’

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trade partners had the opportunity to contribute

The Run For HER 5K/10K directly benefits the

labor and materials to the home at 1847 Walter

HER Campaign, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Creek Blvd. in McCalls’ newest neighborhood,

that exists to provide holistic restoration for victims

Annafeld (south of Elysian Road).

of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. This

All proceeds from the sale of this home are

is a walk/run event; families with kids and stroll-

donated to HOPE International, a network of

ers are welcome! The Run For HER 10K race will

Christ-centered organizations that finance micro-

start at 9 a.m., and the Run For HER 5K will start

loans and savings programs to help empower men,

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women and families to break the cycle of poverty

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participants after the race. To register for the race,

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ing, community empowerment initiatives and more in 16 impoverished countries around the world. Instead of a handout, HOPE International gives a hand up. Recipients of the organization's microloans work hard to make repayments and start a new beginning for their families and communities. From their trade partners to their homeowners and employees, McCall Homes' mission is,

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RENOVATE & REFINE

AN EYE FOR INTERIORS ARTICLE STEPHANIE HOWER | PHOTOGRAPHY NATHAN SATRAN

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EVERY HOUSE BEGINS AS A BLANK CANVAS, A SERIES OF WALLS AND AN ACCRUAL OF SQUARE FOOTAGE READY TO BE FILLED. Our personal belongings breathe life into empty rooms, and interior design transforms a house into a home. Carolee McCall Smith, co-owner of McCall Homes, knows the importance of a visually appealing living space. Here, she offers interior design tips and advice on how to create a cohesive look within a room. 

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FUNCTION “What is the primary function of this room? If it’s an entertaining space, set up the furniture in a way that nurtures conversation by opposing furniture.  If it’s a cozy space for your family to be together, maybe use a sectional that fits the whole family comfortably for movie night.”

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ACCENT “Accent with color and pattern. Small pops of color and pattern are a great way to add some personality to your space. Also, by keeping your major pieces neutral and adding color with smaller pieces and accessories, periodically changing the feeling of your space by swapping out those accents becomes quicker and more affordable.”

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TE X TURE “Often overlooked, a mixture of textures in a space is key to making a room feel dynamic. Balance is important here, as too much of a good thing can ruin the feel of a room.”

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AVOID OVERCROWDING “Negative space (white space) can be as important as the design itself. Filling every bit of wall space with something can make it appear cluttered, so pick your favorites and keep it from being overwhelming. Large-scale art is trending this year, so you can really have fun with big pieces.”

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M I X M E TA L S A N D ADD GREENER Y “Embrace a more fun, bohemian feel by mixing two to three  different metal finishes into the design. Greenery brings a bit of life to a room and adds another type of texture to the palette.” September 2019 | Billings Lifestyle

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DR . A L A N MUSK ET T, M D The surgical instinct developed at an early age for Dr. Alan Muskett. He performed his first operation in third grade, on a patient named Cinnamon Bear.

specialties. An opportunity arose in Jackson, Mississippi which would alter the course of his already distinguished career.

“He had a music box inside his chest which played Brahm’s Lullaby when the stuffed animal was moved,” Dr. Muskett recalls. “When the music stopped, I opened his chest and removed the box, had it repaired, and then replanted it…My mother, Montana’s first female pharmacist, and my father, an educator, were wonderfully nurturing people, but I think cutting up my Teddy bear mildly alarmed them.”

“A friend of mine, Dr. Walt Peet, a revered plastic surgeon, suggested I replace him on his retirement,” says Dr. Muskett. “I moved our family to Jackson, Mississippi in 2003, where I did another residency in plastic surgery. We returned to Billings in 2005, where I joined Dr. Steve Grosso at Billings Plastic Surgery. For the second time in my life, I joined a practice with spectacular surgeons and even better people.”

This inherent interest in healing would be only one facet of his childhood and young adulthood. Growing up in Missoula, Dr. Muskett participated in speech team, cross country running, and track during the school year. His summers were spent building log homes in the Swan Valley. He majored in English Literature at Montana State University while working as an orderly at the Bozeman hospital. “My respect for the nursing profession deepened there,” he affirms, “along with my desire to become a cardiac surgeon. I was fortunate to be selected to the University of Washington Medical School. In Seattle I participated in cardiac surgical research, and met my wife Pam at one of our epic Friday-after-finals parties. She thought I was a good listener. Actually, I was having a hard time talking.” They moved to Salt Lake City and Dr. Muskett trained in general surgery. His interest in the cardiac specialty deepened, culminating in a fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. “We did everything from heart and lung transplants to tiny babies,” reflects Dr. Muskett. “I was lucky enough to land a job at the end of my training with two great surgeons in Billings, Montana--Dr. Steve Hubbard and Dr. Tim Dernbach.” In 1991, the Muskett family moved to Billings. Alan, his wife Pam, and their two young daughters, Sally and Cathy, would be joined by a son, Luke, in 1994. “For twelve years our surgical group had a great run of success. Things changed, however, when non-surgical methods of treating heart disease came in the form of balloons and stents. Our volumes dropped and reimbursement plummeted.”

Plastic surgery became the ideal outlet for Dr. Muskett’s innate desire to heal. He treats patients of every age, his knowledge encompasses every part of the body, and he is utilizing a tool box that can fix almost anything. And fixing is his passion. “I like fixing things. I have a wood shop, forty acres of forest I am rehabbing, and I like to think, with my newspaper column and books, that I am fixing a few souls along the way.” In finding a home at Billings Plastic Surgery, Dr. Muskett is able to serve the community in ways that are meaningful and fulfilling. Alongside Dr. Grosso, he works with all medical and surgical disciplines to heal and treat, not only within Billings, but around the globe. “We serve the community with tertiary level reconstructive capability,” he says of Billings Plastic Surgery. “And with all that experience and training and expertise… we do some pretty nice cosmetic surgery. We thank you, our cosmetic surgery patients, because you are the ones that allow us to travel to Central America and India to do cleft lips and palates on the underprivileged kids there.” While some may wonder about the meaning of their lives, Dr. Muskett needs no such assurance. He believes that the most meaningful life is one of service. An act he and his team perform each day. “The most meaningful thing any of us will ever do is relieve the suffering of another person. I get to do that, in a spectacular fashion sometimes, but we all can. Just listening to a person in pain is a critical service.”

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GIVING BACK ARTICLE STEPHANIE HOWER | PHOTOGRAPHY KERRY LEE PHOTOGRAPHER

FASHION AND 'MOORE' FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER WITH TRACY MOORE’S HIGH SCHOOL TRIBE

THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO “GIVE

The other portion of the funds went

BACK.” For Tracy Moore, she has chosen

toward a volunteer trip. This was an oppor-

to empower and inspire high school girls by

tunity for Tracy to take a small group of her

fostering confidence and personal growth.

2019 seniors to Thailand.

The second annual Fashion Show Fundraiser,

“For Thailand, we went because I think inter-

benefitting Tracy’s Closet and a volunteer trip to

national travel is so good for growth and confi-

Thailand, was put on by Tracy’s own tribe of high

dence,” Tracy explains. “We also helped make

school girls from the class of 2019 and 2020.

a small impact while we were there, too. We

They walked the runway and helped behind the

volunteered at an elephant sanctuary, where we

scenes, setting up for the event and ensuring

helped run daily operations (feeding and bathing

everything ran smoothly during the show. 

elephants), and we helped move sand up a hill

Tracy’s Closet, a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2018, provides free, trendy, brand-name clothing for teen girls in need. 

so they could build a road to the new sanctuary.” A number of local businesses contributed to the event by providing clothing for the

“Being a teen girl is hard,” Tracy says.

fashion show, including The Banyan Tree,

“Some girls can’t afford ‘cool clothes.’ The

South Harper, Rough and Rugged, The Joy

Closet helps teen girls gain confidence

of Living and SOMETHINGchic.

so that they can go to school a little more

“Special thank you to Tina with Dame

self-assured the next day. Confidence

Agency for helping set the whole thing up,

changes everything, and confident women

Cassie with Better To Gather for amazing

will change the world.”

decor and Rhoda and Brook with DIA Events

Part of the proceeds from the fashion

for donating amazing lighting,” Tracy adds.

show provided the Closet with funds for rent,

Overall, the evening was a celebration of

gift cards, needed clothing items, improve-

the girls who took center stage. Their confi-

ments and operation costs. 

dence shines even brighter than their attire, which is exactly what Tracy intended.

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DRESS UP YOUR

CULINARY CREATIONS

THESE BEAUTIFUL BEVERAGES ARE SURE TO TURN HEADS

DRINK BOLD COLORS. Fresh florals. An eye-catching shimmer. The perfect embellishment. We’re talking cocktails, not the catwalk.

BLUE M ARTINI WITH FLORAL ICE CUBES + 2 ounces Absolut Citron + 1/2 ounce Blue Curaçao

But like fashion, the art of mixology is full of

+ 1/2 ounce lemonade

ways to push the limits with creative twists

+ 1 ounce Sprite

on classic recipes and unique adornments

+ Edible flowers such as rose,

guaranteed to turn heads. There’s no reason

lavender, hibiscus and nasturtiums

your personal style can’t extend to the drink in your hand. These options are bound to taste as delicious as they look.

Pour Sprite into ice cube trays and add edible flower combinations. Let freeze overnight. Combine

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Absolut

Citron,

Blue

Curaçao, lemonade and ice cubes in martini shaker. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Allow ice cubes to melt, gradually filling the glass with Sprite and garnishing the drink with beautiful botanicals.

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FIG + THYME S PA R K L I N G LEMONADE + Thyme simple syrup + 1/2 cup sugar + 1/2 cup water + 1 bunch thyme + 2 fresh figs + 3/4 ounce lemon juice + 3/4 ounce thyme syrup + 3/4 ounce Sprite In a small saucepan, simmer sugar, water and thyme leaves over low heat for 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let the thyme infuse into the syrup for at least 10 minutes. For the cocktail, muddle figs and

PA S S I O N F R U I T FA U X - J I T O

lemon juice in the bottom of a glass. Add ice, 3/4 of the thyme syrup and Sprite. Stir and garnish with fig and a sprig of thyme.

+ Passion fruit (2 tablespoons) + Mint leaves (6-8 chopped, plus 2-3 small sprigs)

Muddle

passion

fruit,

mint

leaves, sugar and lime juice in bottom of glass.

+ Sugar (2 teaspoons)

Fill with crushed ice.

+

Finish with club soda and stir.

Lime (.5 oz, freshly squeezed)

+ Club soda (1 oz)

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ARTICLE STEPHANIE HOWER | PHOTOGRAPHY MEGAN FETTERS

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URBAN All Row Lena Jacket, $98; Z Supply Sleek Jersey Pocket Tee, $34; Levi’s 501 High Rise Shorts, $69.50; Matisse Caty Boot, $195; Soko Capsule Collar Necklace, $88

FASHION IS NOT STATIONARY. It moves with fluidity, able to pair the proper attire with different environments and settings. Clothing is a reflection of one’s mood, personality, social status and ideals. Linda Brooks, owner and founder of SOMETHINGHchic, understands the importance of personal style and tailoring fashion to fit one’s surroundings.  “SOMETHINGchic represents the fashion-savvy woman who wants to look stunning and stylish throughout her day, no matter what she is doing,” Linda says. “She wants to look her best, exude confidence and feel empowered. She values uniqueness, quality, service and frugality.” Linda has harbored an affinity for clothing for as long as she can remember. In fourth grade, she recalls folding and cuffing the bottom of her jeans, always striving to keep up with the latest fashions and trends. In 2016, she entered the Battle of the Plans contest, with the intention of pursuing her dream: to own and operate her own clothing store. “I wanted to create a beautiful-looking store and offer fashion that would never give you the feeling of regret of overspending. … Having never taken a business class, the competition introduced me to resources and information I never knew existed. It was then that I learned how to write a business plan and SOMETHINGchic started taking shape. It took three years, lots of ups and downs, sacrifices and hard work, but it paid off, and I am now living my dream.” Whether shopping for work, weekend  or a special event, Linda offers “something” for everyone. “The name SOMETHINGchic simply came from my love of shopping,” Linda explains. “When I’d go shopping, I was always looking for ‘something.’ Something to wear to a wedding, something for a gift—but mostly I just wanted something new. And the definition of ‘chic’ is elegantly and stylishly fashionable. Basically, I was always shopping for SOMETHINGchic.” Linda styled four distinct looks for four different social settings. Explore her inspirations and ideas behind the selections. URBAN Linda: Urban style is simply the combination of different cultures and lifestyles; it’s most often called "street style." This look combines the Montana Western culture with sophisticated city style, along with elevated basics. The oversized trench coat, more often seen over a business-style outfit, paired with a basic tee and Levi’s denim shorts, creates a look with varying lengths. The pocket tee was Frenchtucked to give it a more stylish look and also allows for showing off the belt. The belt has a Western-style buckle and pairs nicely with the

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FASHION SENSE

(CON TI N U ED)

BUSINESS Week& Classic Satin Blouse, $56; Lovestitch Paper Bag High Waisted Pants, $72; Seychelles Embellishment Slide, $115

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pointed toe suede boots. These boots have a

and the height instantly gives you a more

more modern edge to them, and they create

elegant look. For the handbag, I chose

a more unique, urban look when paired with

a simple box bag with a gold chain. The

shorts and a trench coat.

chain can also clip off to turn it into a sim-

All Row Lena Jacket, $98; Z Supply Sleek

ple box clutch. The earrings are a unique

Jersey Pocket Tee, $34; Levi’s 501 High Rise

spin on traditional hoop earrings and add

Shorts, $69.50; Matisse Caty Boot, $195;

the final glam touch.

Soko Capsule Collar Necklace, $88

Week& Tie Waist Midi Dress, $76; Jacket Jack by BB Dakota Vegan Leather Moto

ACTIVE/OUTDOORS

Jacket, $88; Seychelles Collectibles Wedge,

LINDA: Throw on and go. The white tee and

$119; Most Wanted Box Crossbody, $90; Soko

jogger pants are so comfortable and casual,

Paddle Hoop Earrings, $58

but when you add a denim jacket, it creates a more polished look. And of course, white

BUSINESS

sneaks just complete the comfy casual look.

LINDA: This look is effortless, comfort-

Levi’s Ex-Boyfriend Trucker Jacket, $98;

able and stylish—perfect for a day at the

Z Supply Alda Dolman Tee, $48; Z Supply

office. Paper bag waist pants are an easy

Marled Jogger Pant, $50; Sneakers Superga

way to instantly look slimmer. With the

2750 Classic White Sneaker, $65

cinched-in waist creating volume at the top and bottom, you can easily tuck in a shirt

NIGHTLIFE/FORMAL

without feeling too tight or exposed. The top

LINDA: This snakeskin dress is so chic.

is your classic button-down collared blouse.

The satin material gives it a more elegant

The nude colored slides were an easy choice

look and with the right accessories, it’s

because they are so versatile. The nude color

perfect for a date night. A black leather or

is easy to style with multiple color palettes,

faux leather jacket is a closet must-have.

and the short block heel makes them easy to

It’s the perfect statement piece to give you

wear throughout the workday.

an instant chic, yet edgy look. I chose the

Week&

Classic

Satin

Blouse,

$56;

black leather wedge espadrilles because

Lovestitch Paper Bag High Waisted Pants,

they complement the black leather jacket,

$72; Seychelles Embellishment Slide, $115

NIGHTLIFE/FORMAL Week& Tie Waist Midi Dress, $76; Jacket Jack by BB Dakota Vegan Leather Moto Jacket, $88; Seychelles Collectibles Wedge, $119; Most Wanted Box Crossbody, $90; Soko Paddle Hoop Earrings, $58

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TREND SETTER

Three Generations,

One Classic Style ARTICLE STEPHANIE HOWER | PHOTOGRAPHY TREVAN HIERSCHE

#1

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THERE ARE CERTAIN STYLES THAT TRANSCEND AGE AND ERA. Nick Blake, owner and operator of Desmonds, created three similar looks for three generations. Opting for a more casual version of the classic button-down, the "hangin  out" shirts by johnnie-O offer a more comfortable way to look and feel great. Paired with quality denim and genuine leather, men of any decade can pull off this sophisticated, yet functional, style.   OUTFIT DETAILS: "Hangin Out" Button-Down Shirts, johnnie-O, $98-$115  Denim, 34 Heritage, $165 Denim, Liverpool, $89  Leathers, Scully and Missani, $475-$525 BestMensStoreBillings.com

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

Gynecologic

13-14, 21-22 PARADE OF HOMES

Home Builders Association of Billings

The 2019 Parade of Homes will showcase new designs and trends from some of the best new home builders in our community. BillingsParadeOfHomes.com

Cancer Center An estimated 13,170 cases of gynecologic cancer will be diagnosed this year.

SATURDAYS YELLOWSTONE VALLEY FARMERS MARKET Downtown Billings

The

Yellowstone

Valley

Farmers

Market offers local and regional homegrown products for everyone

As the most experienced health care organization in Montana and Wyoming to offer specialized gynecologic oncology services, we are passionate about this month and spreading awareness about the importance of regular Pap tests and vaccination for the HPV virus.

to enjoy. The mission is to keep the market at a 50:50 ratio, growers to food vendors. Come find and enjoy fabulous vegetables, fruit, snacks, meat products, hot and ready-to-eat foods like egg rolls and crepes, and a festive, family-friendly environment every Saturday this month. YVFM.org

19-23 Justin BottsfordMiller, MD

Megan Petersen, MD

Elizabeth Connor, MD

SECOND ANNUAL MINT FILM FESTIVAL Downtown Billings

The festival is five days of film screenings, panel events, after parties, filmmaker retreats, VIP events and an

award

ceremony.

Buy

your

(Not Pictured)

pass today—limited quantities are

Alexis Hokenstad, MD

available! Screening venues include The Babcock Theater, Art House Cinema and Pub, Stapleton Gallery,

Kristin Bell, PA

Heath Hines, PA

Yellowstone Art Museum and CLDI. Watch films from more than 30 countries in comedy, drama, action  and

To make an oncology appointment, call 406-238-2501, 800-332-7156, ext. 2501.

family-friendly genres! MintFilmFestival.org

billingsclinic.com/gynonc CONTINUED >

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SEPTEMBER

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6022 NORMA JEAN LANE

6 ALES FOR TRAILS Zoo Montana

2019

Enjoy more than 40 local and regional craft brews, wine and nonalcoholic beverages; Uberbrew’s Silent Disco; live music; giant beer pong and the company of your favorite people! BillingsTrailNet.org

6-8 HOME IMPROVEMENT SHOW Metrapark Expo Center

Come check out the 26th annual Home Improvement Show at the Metrapark's Expo Center. The show is free to the public and will open Friday, Sept.  6  at noon and run through

!

Sunday, Sept. 8  at 5  p.m. There were more than  400 exhibits and 20,000 attendees last year,  making it the largest fall show in the region. BillingsHomeImprovementShow.com

7 RUN FOR HER

Josephine Crossing Amphitheater

This is a walk/run event, and families with kids and strollers are welcome! The Run for HER 10K race starts  at 9 a.m.,  and the 5K starts at 9:15 a.m.  with drink and food trucks for all participants after the race.  This event benefits the HER Campaign, a

ARADE DURING14P R U O T 5 & 21-22 1 A ER TA KE SEPTEMB

501(c)3 nonprofit organization. RunForHerMT.com

15 MONTANA MARATHON Molt Community Center and Pioneer Park

The Billings Family YMCA is proud to be hosting the 39th Annual CONTINUED >

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 5, 2019 10:00AM-5:00PM METRAPARK MONTANA PAVILION What is the Montana Women’s Expo about? Health & Wellness — Beauty — Fashion Food — Fitness — Travel — Home & Decor Lifestyle — Finance — Education Pampering – Shopping & Fun!

THIS IS A

FREE EVENT

We Know Medicare!

Looking forward to helping you through your medicare options! Please call our office to come to our educational free monthly seminars or schedule a personal appointment.

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR Montana Marathon. This USATF certified, Boston-qualifying racecourse offers a scenic view through Big Sky country and is ideal with its 1,000-foot decline in elevation. The race starts in Molt at the Molt Community Center and finishes at Pioneer Park in Billings.

M AYA B U RTO N

MontanaMarathon.org

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WH O YO U H I R E M AT T E R S

RILEY GREEN

TIMING IS EVERYTHING

Pub Station Ballroom

Born in Jacksonville, Alabama, Riley

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28 SATURDAY LIVE 2019 Pioneer Park

It's an all-day, outdoor, familyoriented

carnival

that

benefits

Billings Public Schools, the surrounding feeder schools and the

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CON T E M P O R A RY 2014 PA R A DE H O M E IN IR O NWO O D

Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools. From face painting and dunking booths to haunted houses and inflatables, there is something for everyone!

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

FACES OF BILLINGS ARTICLE STEPHANIE HOWER | PHOTOGRAPHY NATHAN SATRAN

“LOVE DOESN’T PAY THE BILLS,” STATES NICK BL AKE, REPEATING HIS FAVORITE QUOTE. “WHETHER IT IS WIFE, KIDS OR BUSINESS, Nick Blake, owner of Desmonds Store for Men

YOU HAVE TO WORK AND BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS.”

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