Briefs March 30

• The planning meeting to sign up for the Strong People Class is from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30  at the Livingston Healthcare. The classes are offered twice a week for eight weeks, Wednesdays and Fridays. The total cost for the class will be $20. Weights will be provided. For more information about the class, contact Mary Anne Keyes at the MSU Park County Extension Office at 222-4156 or Jessie Wilcox 823-6604.

• Community Closet Thrift Store’s upcoming deadlines for grants to nonprofit and civic activities in Park County are March 31 and June 30. Pick up an application at the store at 416 East Park, download online and learn more about qualifications at

• Loaves and Fishes will host its annual Soup & Song benefit from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 2 in the St. Mary’s School gymnasium, 39 View Vista Dr. Join them as they celebrate with musical guests at these approximate times: Meyers family, 1 p.m.; Dr. Ted Scofield, 1:30 p.m.; Living Hope Church band, 2:15 p.m.; Sweet Adelines, 3:15 p.m.; and Living Stones, 4 p.m. The cost is a free-will donation.

• The Carnegie Readers will meet  at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 6 to talk about “A Man Called Ove,” by Fredrik Backman. The book group, which welcomes new participants, will gather in the teen room of the Livingston-Park County Public Library. In this heartwarming and comical novel, a grumpy yet loveable curmudgeon finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. Multiple copies of this book are available to be checked out at the library. For additional details, call the library at 222-0862.

• Yellowstone Ballet Company is hosting an Easter tea at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at the Livingston Depot Center. Dress up in your finest for this Victorian style tea. The event includes dance entertainment with excerpts from the ballet classic, Giselle. There will be Easter games for children, an old-fashioned waltz, a silent auction and a wide assortment of appetizers, tea-sandwiches, desserts, coffee and tea. Advance tickets for Easter tea are available at online at The event is $18 for adults, $15 students 13 to 18 years old and $10 for children.  Tickets are $2 more at the door.