Program and Events

MAFE meets at Noon on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month at McCormick’s at 2419 Montana Avenue and lunch is $12.00 ($12.65 if paying by PayPal). If you would like to explore our organization and attend one of our meetings please email: or call Kindra McMullin @ 406-670-9753 by noon the Tuesday before the Wednesday meeting.

Upcoming MAFE Events

  • May 26, 2021
    12:00 PMMcCormicks Cafe, 2419 Montana Avenue

    Diane Ridgway could be equated to something of a real-life, yet much younger version, of the cartoon character Maxine.  She is the most special, amazing person you will ever meet. She is beautiful, talented, funny, intelligent, adventurous, and a little on the sassy side.  She drives a 1954 Chevy Wagon named Ethyl, has a totally hip travel trailer which accompanies her when partaking in various Sisters On the Fly adventures, has a knack for decorating/repurposing/making kitsch come together beautifully, and for the last 17 years has operated a successful garden greenhouse, The Petal Pusher, in the Billings Heights.

    Learn how two soccer moms, that barely knew one another, decided to open up a business together selling flowers…and one of them had never worked retail before!  From inspiration to perspiration to abdication, Diane will tell you her story as one of “The Petal Pushers”.   In addition, she will share with you a little bit about The Sisters On The Fly and just how much fun it is to be a female traveler, meeting up with other women from all walks of life.

  • June 09, 2021
    12:00 PMMcCormicks Cafe, 2419 Montana Avenue

    As we begin the 5th Montana Season - Construction Season, Lisa Gray (HDR), Lisa Olmsted (DOWL) and Becky Bey (KLJ) will be presenting on the various Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) construction projects taking place this summer and over the next few years in and around Billings. This will include updated information on the Billings Bypass, I-90 Expansion, and Main Street Reconstruction as well as additional smaller projects that will ultimately improve traffic flow and travel in the area but in the short term might require you to plan a little extra time in your travel schedule. Come with questions and comments!”

  • June 23, 2021
    12:00 PM1735 Monad

    Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter is committed to the humane treatment of animals.  Over the last decade, YVAS has grown to become the largest shelter in Montana, in-taking over 5,000 every year. Our current shelter programs include reuniting lost pets with their owners, adoption, foster care, volunteer, outreach & education, low-cost spay & neuter clinics, and our life-saving Working Cat Program. 

  • July 14, 2021
    12:00 PM 725 US-87, Billings, MT 59101

    Two years ago we toured the Water Plant and learned about where Billings gets its water and what processes it goes through before it gets to our tap. Now come learn what happens to our water after we pour it down the drain. 

    The Public Works Department staffs a State Certified Laboratory responsible for testing and monitoring water quality. Testing is performed throughout the entire reclamation processes to ensure that the reclaimed water causes no harm to our environment.

  • August 11, 2021
    12:00 PM700 Exxonmobil Rd, Billings, MT 59101

    Billings is heavily supported and influenced by the area refineries. Exxon-Mobil, Conoco-Phillips, and Cenex all have facilities here, employing hundreds of area residents and paying substantial taxes that support the Billings community and surrounding area. Have you ever wondered what actually goes on in one of those refineries? Now’s your chance to find out. Dan Carter, Public and Government Affairs Officer for Exxon Mobil will lead us on a tour of the Exxon Mobil refinery. You’ll get to see the inner workings of the facility, hear what goes on in a refinery, and get information about how Exxon Mobil contributes to the community