July 18 Carbon Co. Search & Rescue Fundraiser
Tom Catmull & the Clerics Great music for a great cause! The Clerics are back and your Carbon County Search And Rescue is the benefactor. Party for a great cause on Wednesday, July 18, 5:00 at Sam’s Red Lodge Ales.
Aug. 2-7 A-B Wilderness Foundation Trail Work
The Absarokee-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation is coordinating volunteers for a project building trail on the Red Lodge Creek Plateau August 2-7. Call David Kallenbach for more info about days you can volunteer and camping supplies that will be brought in for you! (425-1944 or 446-4582)
July, Aug., Sept. Jane Ferguson Nature Camps
Three sessions for three age groups: July 18-22 for high school grade 9 to age 17; August 8-12 for middle school grades 6-8; September 6-9 for adults 21+. Experience the Absarokee-Beartooth Wilderness, backpacking, and learning the skills to do it and enjoy it! Contact Kerri: 406-223-3118; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug. 4 Climb to Conquer Cancer
Join the fun and hike up Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort to support the American Cancer Society’s fundraising. August 4, 9:30 am. Register online at www.climbrl.org; or call 406-223-4602.
Aug. 18, 19 Fat Tire Frenzy Bike Races
This will be the third annual event sponsored by Montana Cycling and Ski at Red Lodge Mountain Resort. For more info go to montanacycling.com or call 406-534-0430.
Sept. 1 RLACF Fun Run 9 for Charities
Join BRTA and dozens of other local nonprofit organizations for the ninth annual Fun Run For Charities in Red Lodge Saturday, Sept. 1. This great celebration and fundraiser helps you boost your monetary donation power with matching funds. And thank you to the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation for their amazing services to all nonprofits, including organization of the Fun Run! You can donate to BRTA online at www.rlacf.org/fun-run or stop by the RLACF office at 13th & Oakes in Red Lodge to pick up a donation form. (Donations are accepted now through Sept. 14)
Guns or bear spray? For your protection in grizzly country, learn about grizz behavior (a good reading is Bear Attacks, Their Causes and Avoidance by Steven Herrero). Learn to identify a grizzly bear (check the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website fwp.mt.gov/recreation/safety); and get a can of bear spray. As we learned from our local experts, bear spray is effective in 98% of defensive incidents against aggressive bears; guns are effective less than 50% of the time.