July 2018

Sweet Pea & SLAM Festivals Rock

Get As Much Art & Culture As You Can

Angie Ripple

The Sweet Pea Festival isn’t just packed into the first weekend of August, it actually begins in July with the annual juried art show running from July 13-August 6 at ERA Landmark on Main Street, followed by Chalk on the Walk on July 31…

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May 2018

Top 10 Places to Take Your Kids in Bozeman

Sarah Cairoli

For the past few years, local schools have seen record enrollment. More than 10,000 kids attend Bozeman and Belgrade public schools; good thing the Gallatin Valley is so kid friendly! We asked where you love to take the kiddos when you get a spare…

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February 2017

FREE Family Symphony

The Bozeman Symphony, conducted by Matthew Savery, will perform two free family concerts on Saturday, February 11th, 2017 at Willson Auditorium.  There’ll be fun for the whole family as we romp through a dazzling array of orchestral…

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September 2016

Local 4-H Offers Animals & Much More

Robots, Horses & Archery

Heidi Donnelly

Every summer people all over our country flock to their county fairs to enjoy the rides, foods, entertainment, and a trip through the barns to see the animals. Most of these animals are raised, trained, and shown by local 4-H members who are anywhere…

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May 2016

How Do School Gardens Grow?

Cultivating Young Gardeners with Gallatin Valley Farm to School

A garden is a powerful place. It can transform kids into scientists, artists or mathematicians when concepts they learn in the traditional classroom suddenly become real. Gardens provide the ideal space for experiential learning, engaging all five…

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August 2014

Youth Dynamics

Helping Kids, Helping Montana

Sarah Cairoli

When Jamie Williams and her husband took in her sister’s kids two years ago, she knew it would be a big transition for everyone, including her own children.

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Back to School: A Parents P.O.V.

  A familiar squeak caught my ear as the hose turned on in the backyard, but I was elbow-deep in dinner preparations and the new puppy was nipping at my heels. I was powerless to investigate. I chose, instead, to yell. As far as my kids are…

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Musical Theatre and Comedy Improv for Kids

Children’s Classes on the Verge! Musical Theatre and Comedy Improv for Kids: These fun and educational classes are for kids in grades 1-6. Kids are welcome to try a class on the first day before committing to the session! Call Erin at 587-0737…

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The Y Without Walls

Participation by Bozeman area families and children in Gallatin Valley YMCA (GVY) programs doubled to almost 4,000 in 2012, after almost doubling in 2011. This past year, more than 1,000 Bozeman/Belgrade-area children played on GVY’s youth…

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You Love Bozeman. Help Us All Thrive

Why do you live in Bozeman? Many of us have a similar answer to that question. We love it. Usually it’s because of the snow covered mountains, dense forests, and trout filled rivers that surround us. Often it is because of the sense that people…

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