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

  • January 08, 2020
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    Come join s for the Annual Business meeting where we elect Officers and the Board.

  • January 22, 2020
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    Dr. Danielle Phillips-Dorsett is a licensed primary care Naturopathic Physician. She received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine in 2015 from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. She has developed a passion for treating patience beyond conventional diagnoses and lab values. We’ll be learning about therapeutic cooking and nutrition!

  • February 12, 2020
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    Join us to hear from local business owner, Abby Reno. City Vineyard was established in December of 2000 and has grown to include a gourmet food market, a designated craft beer department, and the area’s largest wine and beer tasting lounge. Abby will be telling us her story of beginning the business, her struggles and success, and how she finds work-life balance.


  • February 20, 2020
    5:00PM - The 406 Kitchen and Taproom - 1233 N 27th St.
    Join us for happy hour after the Salary Negotiation Workshop! Even if you don't partake in the workshop, you are welcome at the "after-party". Drinks and food are on your own. RSVP's are not required, but if you let us know, we will save a spot for you.
  • February 20, 2020
    2:00PM - 4:30PM2:00PM-4:30PM, MSUB Student Union Building (1500 University Dr.), Beartooth Room - FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (pre-registration required, see link below)

    Event is FREE, but registration is required. For information and to register, please use link below: 

  • February 26, 2020
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    When you boil it down, business is all about one thing: Connections. Nikki Schaubel has a passion for human connection. Her goal is to inspire people to discover their purpose in both life and work. Part story-teller, part cheerleader, its her mission to help others succeed. Don’t miss this one!

  • March 11, 2020
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    The main goal of the Housing Authority of Billings is to elevate the standard for affordable housing. The HAB works hard to improve and enhance housing programs and they have 274 units located in various areas of the city. Join us to hear more from Amber Filed, and how the HAB helps our community.

  • March 13, 2020
    5:30PM - Avenue C Complex, 4th floor gathering space - 1607 17th St W. - $5.00/person

    Friday the 13th!...Tis the luck of the Irish! We will provide the corned beef and cabbage, you bring whatever you want to drink!!  All are welcome. More info to come. 

  • March 25, 2020
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    March 25

    Melissa Henderson, Community Health Improvement Manager with Healthy By Design, will be providing the group with a brief overview of the organization’s work and highlights from the recently completed Community Health Survey.

  • April 08, 2020
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    MAFE members Evey Lamont, Becky Bey and Chaley Harney will share ideas about "Work-Life Integration".

    Work-life balance is the current buzz phrase for the complicated task of finding a meaningful way to integrate work and "home" as well as work and "play." Three MAFE members, each from a different generation, will provide their own personal view on how they do this, to be followed by table-top discussions that provide helpful tools, tips, and ideas for finding and maintaining good mental health in a crazy busy world that feels like we have to be everything to everyone all the time.

  • April 22, 2020
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    During her time with Elation, Erika worked with companies and corporate leaders to help people manage better and build more cohesive and productive teams. She will be providing us information about being more self-aware of what we bring with us to every conversation we have and how each person's individual experiences impact their interactions with others.

  • June 24, 2020
    12:00 noon - Dog Tag Buddies - 924 Pine Ridge Ln #4 off Hwy 87 - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)
    Dog Tag Buddies dedicates their services to providing veterans with hidden injuries the opportunity to lead more fulfilling lives by providing no cost services in the adoption and training of rescue dogs to become companion or service animals. They work locally with the shelters and rescue groups to help veterans find the perfect companion or service dog. Come to lunch June 24 and learn more about them. Plan extra time as we will be journeying to their training center on Hwy 87 (Just past the Blue Basket in the Heights on the road to Roundup).
  • July 08, 2020
    12:00 noon - Bitterroot Sip and Paint, 1238 Central Ave. - $20.00 ($20.88 if using PayPal)

    We will be completing an 8X10 inch canvas for a cost of only $12 per person and that includes all the materials and instruction. (Additional fee is for lunch)

    The owner, Chareese, will also give a short “presentation” on her experiences as a small business owner/entrepreneur and discuss her story as a woman in small business in Billings MT and also during COVID.

  • July 22, 2020
    12:00 noon - Well Pared - 605 24th St W. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    Nicole will present not only on “How to Eat Healthier” but will provide information about farm-to-table availability here in Billings.  She will also share how she decided to start Well Pared and how the business supports the community and is adapting to COVID.

    Food will be provided by Well Pared!



  • August 26, 2020
    12:00 noon - Yellowstone Art Museum - 401 N 27th St. - $20.00 ($20.88 if using PayPal)
    Join MAFE as we explore the current exhibits at the Yellowstone Art Museum. We will be given a guided tour and lunch will be served in the spacious main gallery by Raven’s Café d’ Art. Plan an extra half hour if you can as it takes some time to get through this large community gem. Due to COVID, they are requiring masks while indoors (except while eating) and will ensure social distancing.
  • September 09, 2020
    12:00 noon - Coulson Park - Charlene Street North of MPC Plant - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    The Past and Future of Coulson Park

    Charlene Street North of MPC Plant

    Patrick Klugman, Project Manager, BSED

    Coulson Park is an undeveloped 55-acre park connected to the Yellowstone River and adjacent to Interstate 90. With an incredible backdrop of the sandstone rims, development of this park has been initiated by the Billings’ City Parks Department partnered with Big Sky Economic Development (BSED). Patrick will talk about where we have been and where we are going with this great project

  • September 13, 2020
    RSVP by Sept. 101:00PM-5:00PM at ZooMontana Pavilion - $10.00/person ($10.60/person if using PayPal) Includes entrance into the Zoo, lunch and beverages.

    In an effort to social distance and still get together, we will be having an upscale picnic this year at ZooMontana. 


    We will be enjoying food and drinks under the pavilion and taking a stroll through the beautiful zoo.  We may even get to see Winston the sloth!  MAFE will provide a variety of sandwiches/wraps, salads, and dessert.  We will also provide some beverages - water, soda, beer and wine.  If you'd like something different to drink, please feel free to bring your own.  All items will be served in a COVID friendly manner.


    All welcome!  This is a family friendly event.


    Please RSVP by Thursday, September 10.


    We hope to see you there!

  • September 23, 2020
    11:15AM - PAYS Public Auction Yard - 1802 Minnesota Ave. - Meet in main lobby -$11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)

    SPECIAL MEETING TIME - 11:15AM TO 12:15PM.  Join us for a tour of the Public Auction Yards on sale day!  PAYS is a locally owned auction yard that sells cattle, sheep and goats.  It has been in business since 1940 and has now joined forces with Billings Livestock Commission.  Agriculture is Montana’s number one industry and Billings plays a major role in maintaining that statistic.    Come learn about the Ag and cattle business in Billings – just be sure to not wear sandals!

  • October 14, 2020
    12:00 noon - Mountview Cemetery - 1704 Central Ave. - Meet near Veteran's area - $21.50 ($22.45 if using PayPal)

    This tour is being repeated due to popular demand!!

    Join us for a walk through Billings’ Mountview cemetery located on Central Avenue. We’ll look at the original layout of Billings’ first cemetery, hear some of our  past citizens interesting stories, and view the historic mausoleum.

    This tour begins at Mountview Cemetery, near Veteran’s area, off of Central Avenue. 

  • October 28, 2020
    12:00 noon - Zest - 110 N 29th St. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)
    Zest is a new kitchen and cookware store offering high quality cutlery, pans, cooking tools, appliances, expertise, and friendly service. Join us there for our lunch on Oct 28 to learn more about this female owned business and experience how to approach your cooking with Zest!
  • November 11, 2020
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)
    We return to McCormick's with a fabulous speaker, Tahani Nelson, author of "The Faoii Chronicles" Tahani will discuss her endeavors to empower and represent young women in modern fantasy literature. We are more than damsels in distress or love interests, and our young people deserve stronger heroines. And women's armor should cover all of their body parts!
  • December 09, 2020
    12:00 noon - McCormick's Cafe Conference Center - 2419 Montana Ave. - $11.50 ($12.15 if using PayPal)
    Dan Brooks from the Billings Chamber will be presenting on the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) program. CPTED is a multi-disciplinary approach to crime prevention that uses urban and architectural design and management of built and natural environments to reduce victimization, deter offenders and build a sense of community. CPTED techniques help residents and business owners maintain control of their areas, assisting in the reduction of crime and minimization of fear in public places. Dan will be discussing the basics of CPTED, how Billings is implementing and expanding the program, and what projects have been implemented to date.