Briefs, August 11

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The Gardiner Ranger District of the US Forest Service will be at the Farmers Market tonight, 4:30-7:30 p.m., at Miles Park with their bear trailer and displays to demonstrate bear encounter safety. People will be able to practice using inert bear spray on a remote-controlled charging bear. Montana is bear country, and most bear encounters are preventable. Bear Education Technicians will be available to discuss bear safety practices, bear biology, and how to handle bear encounters. Mathias ( will be performing from 5-7:30 p.m., with a special performance from the Dancing Disciples at 6 p.m., various booths will have special activities for kids and the Wyoming sweet corn is in.


Meet the new Livingston School District superintendent and principals of East Side and Washington Schools at noon on Thursday, Aug. 12 at East Side School in the library. Learn about the Park Online Education Expedition, a flexible school option within the public school system. Learn more about upcoming plans for the school year and give your input to District Superintendent Lynne Scalia.


The 2021 Gardiner Brewfest will take place from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, in Arch Park. This family-friendly event will feature three bands, two wineries, 12 breweries, 10 artists, and three food trucks, all of which are local to the area. The festival will also have an interactive kid’s village, which will feature a presentation by Montana Outdoor Science School (MOSS). Tickets are $25, kids and non-drinkers $10. Designated drivers will receive swag bags from Park County’s DUI Task Force.


The Yellowstone Bus Tours of Livingston’s Four Historic Districts sponsored by the Livingston Downtown Building Owners and Business Association (LDBOBA) are underway. They take place Friday and Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m., starting at the Depot Center, going until Labor Day. The cost is $8 for adults and children are free.