Each year MainStreet Commons endeavors to support the Absarokee Food Bank. In the past we have been the gathering spot for Halloween Food Drives by local youth, we have auctioned off Christmas baskets and always there is a food basket at The Commons for your donations. This year we will broaden our customary Wreath Contest into a Christmas Decor Contest, which in the end will raise funds for The Food Bank here in Absarokee. Your entry should be some fashion of Christmas decor, whether a wreath, wall hanging, table centerpiece or something else you dream up. Two prizes will be awarded. One for the item receiving the most popular votes and one prize for the item receiving the highest bid. $50 will be rewarded to each winner. Any proceeds above this will be a gift to the Foodbank. Please keep your entries family friendly and in good taste. Bring your entry to MainStreet Commons, 19 S Woodard Ave by the 30th of November. Voting and Bids will end on December 9 at 6:45pm during the Snowflake Festival.
Our yearly Wreath Fundraiser is underway. If you would care to donate a wreath for this event, it can be dropped by The Commons on Tuesday or Wednesday. Win $50 for you and $50 for your favorite charity. The wreaths can be bid upon during the dates of December 3-6 and bidding ends Friday at 7pm during the Snowflake Festival. Be sure to stop by for a hot drink Friday before the parade.
Join local artist Geri Greenwood for a fun evening of festive painting! Geri will walk you step-by-step through the process of upcycling an old picture frame into a darling winter decoration. No prior painting experience required!
Where: MainStreet Commons, 19 S Woodard
When: Tuesday, December 11th at 7pm.
What we'll do: Paint a snowman on 8x10 glass for a "mini-window" look.
What to bring: A hair dryer and a wood 8x10 picture frame with glass (no back necessary). Optional is an apron or painting shirt. Note: there will be some frames available if you don't have one of your own.
There is no cost for this class, although a donation to the Commons is much appreciated!
To register, please use our contact form. Space is limited so please sign up soon.
Calling all creative members of our community! MainStreet Commons is once again hosting a community-wide wreath-making contest and silent auction. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to exercise your creativity, support a local nonprofit, and have a chance to win a prize. Last year there were many stunning entries and we can't wait to see what you create this year!
Here are all the details:
For the second year running, the Commons is transforming into a fun shopping destination this Friday and Saturday, October 26-27, during the District Volleyball Tournament. There will be many local vendors and independent consultants displaying their products: from hand-made goods to essential oils and much more. Come get a latte, enjoy browsing the vendor booths, and maybe even get a jump on your Christmas shopping!
Get in on the cute chalkboard decor trend and learn how to use silkscreen transfers and chalk paste to create fun signs. Yulia Stahl will lead you through choosing a design and colors to make your own masterpiece.
Where: MainStreet Commons
When: Wednesday, October 17th at 7pm
What we do: Decorate a 12x12 chalkboard with a design of your choice. (The designs pictured above and more will be available.)
Cost: $25 includes all the supplies; $18 for a second board.
Bring a friend and enjoy a relaxing and creative time in good company. To register -- use our contact form with "chalkboard art" in the subject line.
Announcing Summer Drama Camp for kids ages 8-12! The camp takes place on June 4-8 and is led by Melodee Skiles. Drama is a wonderful opportunity to develop confidence, communication, creativity, teamwork, and an enjoyment of storytelling. Plus, it's FUN!
This week-long drama camp covers all aspects of dramatic production. We will prepare and perform a short play as we learn about voice projection, expression, character development, and “blocking” (technical term for stage choreography) using fun games and activities. Each student will also perform a short individual recitation.
The details are as follows:
The camp is limited to 10 participants, on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register soon!
>> Click here to register!
Melodee Skiles has lived in Absarokee for nearly 6 years. Originally from Billings, she has been involved in drama since the age of 11 and has been directing plays and teaching drama camps since 2004.
Join the talented Theresa Burkhart to learn acid-paint techniques to create a beautiful and vibrant custom coaster. Invite a friend and have a fun evening out at the Commons!
What: Crafting class for acid paint coasters. Wear an old shirt!
When: Thursday, April 19th at 7pm.
Who: Maximum of 8 participants: please register early.
Cost: $20 per person.
To register -- use our contact form with "craft night" in the subject line. Registration deadline is April 9.
Who's ready for spring? As you look forward to its eventual arrival you might feel like freshening up your home with some new-to-you decor. Here's how to do it for FREE!
On Tuesday, March 13 at 7pm, The Commons is hosting a Home Decor Swap. Bring 2 or 3 decor items (good condition, please), and "shop" your neighbors' things to find a few new pieces for your home. This will be a fun evening and a great way to make new friends and get a little home update. Hope to see you there!
The first step to staying safe is to be aware of your surroundings and be prepared for how to respond in different circumstances. What will you do, how will you react, should you find yourself in a dangerous situation? Join us on Thursday, February 22nd at 6:30pm as Stillwater Tactical presents a personal safety class, designed to help students with overall situational awareness and vigilance, whether at work, home, or recreating.
This class is free of charge, offered as a public service offered by Stillwater Tactical. No need to register--just show up!
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Location: 19 S Woodard Avenue
Hours: 9am -2pm (Tues thru Fri) Also some Saturdays and many evenings!
MainStreet Commons is a project of the Greater Absarokee Coalition, a non-profit 501(c)(3).