July 2017 Around Town 1

Rebranding MCAT

Missoula Community Access Television is getting a new look and location! MCAT will move into the new Missoula Public Library building by year 2020 and dedicate more time to educational opportunities as a result. There will be classes for learning the ins and outs of modern technology and gadgets such as phones, cameras, virtual reality glasses, and more. Their spiffy new logo of an “M” and a cat also comes with the ring of a slogan, too: Missoula’s Community Media Resource. To see their new online appearance and keep abreast of all changes as they happen, visit MCAT.org.

Stevi Stop & Go

Heading down into the Bitterroot for some summer fun? Grab a quick or late night bite at the new Stevi Stop & Go. Enjoy classic roadside favorites like a double cheeseburger and the always fresh, always homemade cherry pie or build your own salad and add chicken or tofu and pick from a large variety of locally sourced vegetables. Stevi Stop & Go is located at the traffic light on Highway 93 in Stevensville. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Like them on Facebook or follow on Instagram and see what they’re serving up!

Congrats, Mostad Family!

Mostad Construction Inc. is celebrating 40 years of building excellence in the Missoula community, all thanks to you. Gene and Nancy Mostad have come a long way since the building of their first house on 56th Street in the South Hills. Today, they’re looking back on the 15 homes they’ve built each year over the past 40 years with the addition of 22 Parade Homes, among other projects. Their two sons have joined the picture in helping expand the business and they look forward to providing quality constructed homes for years and generations to come! Visit MostadConstruction.com to see what they’re up to or to start building your dream home right here in Missoula.

Canine Classic

Registration for the Canine Classic at The Resort at Paws Up begins Saturday, July 1. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, October 8. If you haven’t collared and laced up in past years for this event, gear up and sign up for a fun-filled day of running or hiking with your furry hounds! This Humane Society of Western Montana event is for both the competitive and the compassionate. Participants can choose from timed five-mile or half marathon races, or take in the gorgeous scenery during a two-mile fun run with their leash-free pups. After the race, the staff at Paws Up will prepare a gourmet barbecue complete with beer and wine. What’s more? There are prizes, swag, and giveaways. All those who fundraise for the event can win a getaway at The Resort at Paws Up! For participants wanting to make it a weekend affair, there will be a Wine & Bitch Dinner on Friday evening complimented with a pet expo in the Saddle Club. Visit MyHSWM.org or email Development@MyHSWM.org for more information.

Land on Fire

Author Gary Ferguson will be presenting, reading, and signing his new book Land on Fire at Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave., on Saturday, July 1 at 3 p.m. Ever wonder about how we can get along better with fire and harness its healing power without unleashing unchecked destruction? Gary explores the research to answer this question and in turn readers will learn about the heroic efforts of those responsible for fighting these fires and how nature reacts in the wake of their fiery blazes. For more information on this event and others, visit FactAndFictionBooks.com.

A Tie Dye Affair

Bring a white t-shirt and transform it into a colorful masterpiece to sport around town! On Saturday, July 22 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St., instructor Erin Roberts will teach anyone in the family how to tie dye like a pro. Enjoy the opportunity to work with your child on a creative project or do it for yourself! Older children may delve into projects on their own but parents are asked to stay and work with children younger than age 7. This fun-for-the-whole-family event is first-come, first-serve and free of charge. For more information, visit MissoulaArtMuseum.org.

Intermediate Photography Class

Presented by Tony Rizzuto, The Rocky Mountain School of Photography is offering a weeklong course to help you master exposure and teach you to hone that creative eye. Soak in the summer heat and enjoy the vistas of the Mission Mountains from the Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge, the cascading waters of Kootenai Creek as well as experience the charm of Garnet Ghost Town and the historic western town of Philipsburg. In a wide spectrum of shooting scenarios, Tony will teach you:

  • Low-light and night photography
  • Macro photography techniques and equipment
  • How to achieve more creative compositions
  • How to design great images vs. simply capturing a scene

The course begins on Sunday, July 23 and is $1,395 per person. Sign up by calling 406.543.0171 or email AndyK@RMSP.com. For more information, visit RMSP.com.