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 $11.50 ($12.05 if paying by PayPal). If you would like to explore our organization and attend one of our meetings please email: mafe.rsvp@gmail.com or call Sandy Vancleeve @ 671-5055 by noon the Tuesday before the Wednesday meeting.

Upcoming MAFE Events

  • January 11, 2017
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.13 if using PayPal)

    Join us to review the past year, and ring in the new one.  We will vote for new Officers and Board Members, and review the budget for the coming year.  Can't get much more exciting than that!

     

  • January 17, 2017
    5:30PM - Spiked Olive - 1313 Grand Ave. ($5.00/person)
    Join us for a cooking demonstration including meat, salad and dessert. Cost is $5.00/person
  • January 25, 2017
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.13 if using PayPal)

    The prison paws program was started in 2004. It is a canine training program which allows inmates an opportunity to learn new skills and improve self-esteem while socializing canines, and teaching them basic manners so the canines are better community members.

    Jen started with Prison Paws in December of 2015.  She has been training dogs professionally since 2003 and has been a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) since 2009.  She has worked primarily in animal rescue settings, such as shelters and at a large animal sanctuary.  In these settings, she has worked with a variety of at-risk groups, including teen mothers, middle school kids with emotional and behavioral disabilities, and teens in chemical dependency recovery.  "Working with dogs and people is my passion and I love learning from all of them!"

  • February 08, 2017
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.13 if using PayPal)

    The mission of Young Families Early Head Start, Inc. is to assist and support low-income, primarily teen, parents and prenatal parents in pursuit of their educational goals and the development of their parenting skills, while providing comprehensive quality child care for their infants and toddlers, birth to age three.

  • February 09, 2017
    5:30PM - Grand Escape - 801 14th St. West
    THE GRAND ESCAPE ROOM is a real-life escape game created for small groups of people. Your common goal is to escape from the locked room in under 60 minutes by finding hidden objects, solving riddles, unraveling clues and working together as a team to plan your escape. This is great fun and loads of laughter, with just a little chaos thrown in to keep it interesting!
  • February 22, 2017
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.13 if using PayPal)

    Evelyn grew up in the Gallatin Valley, on a farm.  She started the Big Sky Business Journal 34 years ago, publishing twice a month, focusing on a broad range of news of interest to business people.  It was the first business publication in Montana.  She also produces the Monday Morning "Hot Sheet" sent out via email to thousands weekly.  The business is a partnership with her husband, Dennis.

  • March 08, 2017
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.13 if using PayPal)

    "How Public Health Affects You" -  Come hear this fun yet important message from the Director of Environmental Health Services at RiverStone Health.

  • March 17, 2017
    6:00PM - Erin's House - 233 Annandale Rd. ($8.00/person)
  • March 22, 2017
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    Montana Beef Council was created in 1954 by cattlemen as a marketing organization for beef. MBC is organized to protect and increase demand for beef and beef products through state, national and international beef promotion, research and education, thereby enhancing profit opportunities for Montana beef producers.

    National legislation in 1985 made the "beef checkoff" into a nation-wide self-help program for cattle ranchers and includes the iconic, "Beef. It's What's For Dinner." campaign.

    Chaley Harney joined the Montana Beef Council in 2012 where she serves as the executive director and administers the program in Montana with a staff and board of directors.

  • April 12, 2017
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    MSUB can help you grow your own workforce. There is a high population of people in Billings with some college but no degree.  MSUB has degree programs that can help them finish. Two-year, four year and graduate degrees can all be earned using traditional classes and/or on-line classes.  This can be a way for those good employees to take the next step in their career

  • April 26, 2017
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    National Volunteer Week is April 23-28.  Come learn about why volunteering in your community is so important.  It can help cultivate hope and inspiration both in daily life and during a crisis or disaster.  Volunteering enables us the opportunity to help improve the lives of others as well as yourself.  Scientific studies have shown that individuals who volunteer enjoy psychological and physical benefits.  Come learn about how you can help make this world a better place!

  • May 10, 2017
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)
    Melanie will discuss the BillingsWorks 2017 workforce survey results regarding employer perceptions of challenges in this region around workforce.
  • May 22, 2017
    5:30PM - Gainan's - 810 Bench Blvd.

    Gainan's Heights Garden Center and Nursery Tour

    810 Bench Blvd.

    Monday, May 22 5:30-6:30pm

     

    Following the tour we will meet at the Stadium Club (1029 Main St.) for networking with food and beverages available. We will have tables reserved on the patio if weather permits.

     

    You are encouraged to bring guests! Come to one or both parts of the event.

    Please RSVP to Mafe.rsvp@gmail.com by Friday, May 19 if possible. (You are still welcome to come if you don't make the RSVP deadline.)

  • May 24, 2017
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    Youth Mental Health First Aid is a training program designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health ans human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge, or is in a crisis.

  • June 14, 2017
    12:00 noon - Billings Public Library (meet in lobby) - 510 N. Broadway - $11.50 ($12.13 if using PayPal)
    Lunch and Learn at the Billings Public Library. Come meet with Director Gavin Woltjer and Foundation Development Director Leslie Modrow and learn more about the library and how you can use it.
  • June 25, 2017
    2:00 PM

    Annual MAFE Picnic: Sunday, June 25 at 2pm

    3222 Parkhill Drive, Robyn Sargent's house

     

    $5 per person. Please bring whatever you would like to drink and a side dish or dessert to share, MAFE will provide fried chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, water, and lemonade.  

    Guests and families are welcome!  

     

    Please RSVP to Mafe.rsvp@gmail.com by Friday, June 23.

  • June 28, 2017
    12:00 noon - Western Heritage Center - 2822 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.13 if using PayPal)

    Come listen to story teller Kevin Kooistra, of the Western Heritage Center, as he guides us on a walking tour of downtown Billings and answers questions about how "The Railroad Shapes Our Town". Why is the railroad in the center of Billings? Why were we built away from the River? Why Division Street? This tour should be both entertaining and enlightening! Please note: Tour will leave the Western Heritage Center promptly at noon.

  • July 12, 2017
    12:00 noon - Location to be determined - $11.50 ($12.13 if using PayPal)
    Come join the conversation! Let's talk about what MAFE looks like in the near future. What do you like about MAFE? What would you like to see us do differently? What do we have to do to remain as a relevant organization moving forward? Come brainstorm and share any and all ideas!
  • July 26, 2017
    12:00 noon - Mountview Cemetery - 1704 Central Ave. - $11.50 ($12.13 if using PayPal)
    Join us for a walking tour of Mountview Cemetery, and learn about the "History of Billings' Early Cemeteries" Meet in the Veterans area on Central. 12n departure. A History of Billings’ Early Cemeteries.
  • August 23, 2017
    12:00 noon - Swords Park - Yellowstone Kelly gravesite - $11.50 ($12.13 if using PayPal)
    Come join us as we do a walk-about on the Rims and learn about Yellowstone Kelly and the efforts to refurbish his grave site. Meet at the Yellowstone Kelly grave site. Carpooling encouraged.
  • September 14, 2017
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    Ms. Petroff is a certified ONE Trainer, Speaker, Author and Coach.  She is a transformational leader focused on employee empowerment and challenging the traditional leadership hypotheses.  She coaches both personal and professional relationships while helping leaders find their ONE thing, implement rapid change and improve relationship engagement.  Please attend and benefit from Emily’s presentation on personal and professional development.

  • September 20, 2017
    5:30PM - City Vineyard - 1335 Golden Valley Circle (near 32nd and Grand Ave.) - $25 includes wine tasting and food
    Enjoy a special wine tasting exclusively for MAFE at City Vineyard! Wednesday, September 20th starting at 5:30pm. $25 includes wine tasting and food. Additional beverages may be purchased separately. 
     
    Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible to mafe.rsvp@gmail.com
     
    Guests are welcome! RSVP deadline is Friday, September 15. (We do need to reserve the number ahead, so any no-shows will be charged.) 
     
  • September 27, 2017
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)
    Ever since Ancient Greece, people have recognized that individuals within a culture operate differently, with different personality styles. Almost since that time, there have been tests to try to help people figure out their own styles as well as how to work well with the styles of other people. The True Colors Personality Test is one such test where we will use four colors to represent four personality styles. Each of us has some of all the colors in our personality, but most of us have more of one than the others; our dominant personality style. Come join us and find out what color you are!
  • October 09, 2017
    5:00-8:00pm Art House Cinema & Pub 109 N 30th St, Billings, MT 59101

    A ladies night out to learn about MAFE, Chance to win door prizes, Opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for amazing baskets, Get to know MAFE members... ALL that and a fun movie to watch too.

    Register and pay thru PayPal (below) using one of the following options:
    $5 for non-member
    $5 for member with a guest
    $10 for member without a guest
    Deadline to register is October 2nd.

    REGISTER AND PAY

     

  • October 11, 2017
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)
    r, Rowe says, "I help clients identify and become curious about their limiting beliefs and negative thought patterns. Once we identify the core issues that are keeping them from their goals, we begin to create strategies to help them move toward a fuller, more joyful life!"
  • October 25, 2017
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)
    Jill Hirschi, Director of Development & Underwriting at Yellowstone Public Radio will speak about the importance of public radio today especially in Montana and Wyoming. She will also discuss the many challenges that YPR faces in everything from funding to the geographic area that it covers and how they are working to face and overcome these challenges.
  • November 08, 2017
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)
    Officer Keightley will speak to us about personal safety. Tasers, guns, walking at night, and many other issues we should all consider as we travel about in daily life. Questions encouraged!
  • November 10, 2017
    6:00PM - June Luptak's house - 603 Beverly Hills Blvd.
    Game night with MAFE is always a great time! Bring an appetizer to share, and something to drink.
  • November 22, 2017
  • December 07, 2017
    6:00PM - Billings Petroleum Club - 27 N 27th St., 22nd Floor
    SAVE THE DATE!!!  This year's party will be at the Petroleum Club! More info coming soon.
  • December 13, 2017
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)
    Come have some fun and learn a little about your fellow members!
  • December 27, 2017