Briefs Jan. 23

• AARP Tax Aide is offering free tax preparation and electronic filing for seniors and others with low to moderate incomes, on Thursdays starting Feb. 2 at the Park County Senior Center. For more information, call Betsey Kiley for an appointment at 222-0435.

• The Livingston Food Resource Center is accepting applicants for the next Culinary Training Program. The free class is offered for individuals interested in developing a career in the food industry. The class will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 16 through April 20. Taught by professional chefs, the program covers safe food handling, knife skills, cooking methods for meats, stocks and soups, baking and plating. It also includes tours of local restaurant kitchens, job interview prep and ServSafe certification.

• Starting Feb. 6, Livingston HealthCare will offer a program called Livingston’s Lifestyle Balance aimed at individuals who are at risk of developing diabetes, have metabolic syndrome or high cholesterol. A free, public information session will be held 5 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 at Livingston HealthCare, 320 Alpenglow Lane, providing more details about the program and a chance to enroll. There is a $125 fee for the program. $75 is required at the first session Feb. 6 and $50 is required Sept. 11 for the second six months of the class. If you cannot make the information session but would like to enroll, contact Chelsey Clark at 823-6665.

• The Livingston Friends of the Library will host acclaimed Montana troubadour Neal Lewing’s presentation of “Meagher of the Sword” in conjunction with its annual meeting, set for 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 in the Steveson room at the Livingston Park County Public Library. The performance is free and open to the public. Lewings’ award-winning presentation chronicles the life and legacy of Thomas Francis Meagher, the Irish patriot who became Montana’s first territorial governor. For additional details call the Livingston-Park County Public Library at 222-0862.