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 09, 2019
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    Join us for the Annual Business Meeting where we will review and approve the budget for 2019 and elect new Officers and Board.

  • January 23, 2019
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    The Montana Rescue Mission relies on compassionate support from donors to provide food, clothing, shelter, and life-changing services for homeless and struggling people in our corner of Big Sky Country.

  • February 13, 2019
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    The United Way of Yellowstone County is the primary community-building organization. They provide leadership to effectively mobilize people, financial and strategic resources to improve people's lives, and they identify and address priority needs and provide solutions that achieve measurable results and sustained community change.

  • February 22, 2019
    5:30PM - Valley Credit Union Bldg (207 N. Broadway, lower level) - $10.00 per person - Guests Welcome!

    This isn't your ordinary Bingo!  Dave Austin with Magic City Productions will provide a very entertaining and fun evening with his unique style of  bingo, using music.  Come Join us!!!  Park in the adjacent parking garage for free. Cost is $10.00/person (guests are welcome). We will provide food but bring whatever you want to drink (alcohol is OK).  LET THE FUN BEGIN!

  • February 27, 2019
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    Public Works allocates available resources to protect the health and safety of Billings residents. We provide design, construction, operation and maintenance of water, wastewater, storm water, streets and alleys, solid waste, traffic control, and they provide engineering and other services. Dave Mumford, the director of Billings Public Works, will be informing us on water usage in Billings and upcoming projects.

  • March 13, 2019
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    Eagle Mount’s goal is to enhance people’s lives with Montana recreational activities. They make it possible for children and adults with disabilities to immerse themselves with year-around recreation and build friendships. We’ll be hearing more about the history of Eagle Mount and upcoming events.

  • March 15, 2019
    6:00PM - Sandy Vancleeve's House - 4011 Wildridge Meadows Dr. (just south of Rimrock, west off Shiloh) - $5.00 per person - Guests Welcome!

    Enjoy the traditions of the Holiday!...corned beef and cabbage, pasties, Dubliner cheese, soda bread, sugar cookies!  Bring whatever you want to drink, non-alcoholic punch will be provided.  Cost is $5.00 per person, and guests are welcome.  Come join in the fun! 

  • March 27, 2019
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)
  • April 10, 2019
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)
    Visit Billings is a Destination Management & Marketing Organization comprised of the Billings Tourism Business Improvement District and the Billings Convention and Visitors Bureau and is managed by the Billings Chamber of Commerce. Aly Murnion is the Leisure Marketing, Sales, and Social Media Manager for Visit Billings and will be sharing more about Billings, Montana’s Trailhead and how tourism impacts our city.”
  • April 24, 2019
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)
    Lauren Wright from Billings Community Foundation will talk to us about Yellowstone Valley Gives.
  • May 08, 2019
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)
  • May 21, 2019
    6:30PM - Grand Escape - 801 14th Street West - $17 per person

    You are invited to a Networking Event!  Back by popular demand!

    THE GRAND ESCAPE ROOM is a real-life escape game created for small groups of people. Your common goal is to escape from the themed room in under 60 minutes by finding hidden objects, solving riddles, and unraveling clues.  Escape rooms are fun for all ages.  The best chance of escaping in time requires working together as a team.  Players will quickly learn to think outside the box as they communicate and observe the hidden clues that build toward their escape.  Will you be able to escape in time?  Plan your escape today!
     
    We will meet at Guadalajara on Grand beforehand for those that are interested.  Someone will be at Guadalajara by 4:30 PM.
     
  • May 22, 2019
  • June 12, 2019
    Ginny Mermel from Qudoba will talk to us about the Billings Backpack Food Program.
  • June 13, 2019
    5:30PM - The Fieldhouse - 2601 Minnesota Ave.

    Join us for Happy Hour on the patio!

  • June 26, 2019
    12:00 noon - Swanky Roots - 8333 Story Rd. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    Jimmy Johns for lunch. Swanky Roots is a local, family-owned business that provides fresh produce to Billings and the surrounding communities year round through the use of their aquaponics system. The tour will last 45 mins and they will go over their story, the basics of aquaponics, and much more!  

  • July 10, 2019
    12:00 noon - Raven Cafe d'Art in Yellowstone Art Museum - 401 N 27th St. - $15.00 ($15.76 if using PayPal)

     We will be starting with lunch at Raven’s Café d'Art,  (menu TBD) followed by a guided tour from a knowledgeable docent to learn and explore the galleries and current exhibitions.

  • July 14, 2019
    1:00PM - Jodi Durst is hosting at Avenue C Complex - 1607 17th Street West - $10/person - (10.56/person if using PayPal)

    Be sure to join us for a fun afternoon on the deck at the gorgeous Avenue C Complex.  There will be great food and awesome people!  Just bring your favorite drink(s) and $10/person, as food will be provided.  Feel free to bring guests.  Please RSVP by noon July 11 to mafe.rsvp@gmail.com

  • July 24, 2019
    11:30am - Yellowstone Art Museum - 401 N 27th St - $20.00 ($20.88 if using PayPal)

    Please plan on joining us for an extended lunch (1-1/2 hours planned).  We will be taking a tour of the Yellowstone Art Museum, directed by one of their knowledgeable docents from 11:30-12:30, with lunch right afterward in Raven's Cafe d'Art located in the Museum building.  Meet in the lobby of the Museum by 11:30, as the tour will begin promptly at that time. 

  • August 14, 2019
    12:00 noon - Red Oxx Manufacturing - 310 N. 13th St. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    Since 1986 Red Oxx Manufacturing has produced quality handmade luggage and sporting gear. We will be taking a tour of their high tech production facility. Lunch by Topz.  Please meet at the Retail Showroom at 310 N. 13th St., and after a brief presentation there, we will walk together to the factory a couple blocks away.

  • August 28, 2019
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

     Ian Ullman is a mortgage lender at First Interstate Bank and is very interested in business, growing business, and public speaking. He will be presenting on obtaining new clients and client retention tips and tricks.

  • September 11, 2019
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    Superintendent, Greg Upham, will be providing us with information regarding the Billings Public Schools, the direction of education in the area, and any other updates to look forward to. Greg is a Montana native and has been a professional educator for over thirty years!

     

  • September 20, 2019
    September 22, 2019
    Yodeler Motel, Red Lodge - $209 ($159 new member)

    See information and registration form on Home page of website.

  • September 25, 2019
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    Our very own Molly VanBinsbergen will be presenting us with financial planning tips and tricks and talk about her career in the financial world.

     

  • October 09, 2019
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    Marcell Bruski, the Marketing and Outreach Program Manager, will be discussing the goals and mission of Big Sky Economic Development and what projects are currently in place. She’ll be telling us more about plans for Billings!

  • October 23, 2019
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    This will be a networking meeting, sure to be fun for all!  More info to come.

  • November 13, 2019
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)
  • November 27, 2019
  • December 11, 2019
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)