BRIEFS, Nov. 29

Friday, November 29, 2019

The 26th annual Firefighter’s Christmas Ball will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Chico Hot Springs Convention Center. There will be music by Sam Platts and the Great Plainsmen, a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds benefit the Paradise Valley Firefighter’s Association. To arrange a donation, call Sharon Nardin at 333-4933. Cost is $10 per person, $15 per couple and $25 for a family of 4 or more. 


The Mammoth Community Center Art Gallery Reception will be held at 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1 in the Mammoth Community Center. The community is invited for light refreshments and conversation with the photographers whose canvas prints are on display. The prints feature scenes from Yellowstone and are for sale. For more information,  email


The City of Livingston Public Works Department will open Scenic Trail to the public starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2. For more information, call 222-5667. 


• A Community Christmas Fair will be held at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Park County Fairgrounds. The fair will feature more than 80 local crafters, Santa’s Workshop with a photo booth, face painting, games and more. Participants can compete in an Ugly Sweater contest, enjoy an all you can eat pancake breakfast for $5 and win door prizes. There is a $1 entry to the craft show and a $5 entry for Santa’s Workshop. Drop boxes for food and ASPEN (Abuse Support and Prevention Education Network) donations will be available.


• The Livingston Recreation Department and the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts are hosting the second annual Breakfast with Santa. Seatings will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m., and 10:30 to noon on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Shane Center. The morning includes a visit with Santa, breakfast, music, crafts, cookie decorating and a hot chocolate station. Space is limited. For more information or to reserve a seat, visit the Livingston Recreation Department’s Facebook event page.


The American Legion Post 23 will be holding a dinner in remembrance of Pearl Harbor at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. The dinner will include chicken, potatoes and dessert. A presentation will follow as well as a free will offering. The community is invited in support of the veterans.


Shields River Lutheran Church is hosting a Lutefisk and Ham Dinner from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the church, in Wilsall. Everyone is welcome. Handicapped seating is available. The cost is $15 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12, and free for under age 6.  


Livingston’s Last Word Toastmasters Club will hold a Holiday Open House from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Vince Grant Hall, 1306 E. Park St. Network with like-minded folks while enjoying a free turkey dinner, games and prizes, a silent auction and laughs. The community is invited to help honor author and speaker Lois Olmstead with the Leadership & Communication Award. There will be a special appearance by improv players from the Blue Slipper Theatre and a guest presenter, Shad Durgan, pastor of Living Hope Church.