May Events

May is National Military Appreciation Month!

*** Veterans Online Memorial: Leave a comment of tribute on the VLM page ~ add a memento and/or share some history! Online memorial space managed by the National Cemetery Administration:

****** The Heroes at Home BBQ & VSAP has been rescheduled for September 20, 2020 (For more info, click on "More" and go to the "Heroes BBQ & VSAP" page) ******

NOW ~ Americans are encouraged to pay tribute to deceased Veterans by utilizing the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM)

VLM is an online memorial space managed by the National Cemetery Administration (NCA):

Leave a comment of tribute on a Veteran’s page ~ Add a memento & share some history!



Questions: Danny Devine, VA National Cemetery Administration (NCA),

​​5/19 - 6/13 PHILIPSBURG: Royal Tine 4 Week Guide & Packer Class, Philipsburg, 9am

Have you ever wanted to learn western big game guiding skills, pack gear into remote camps on horses & mules and get a job with an outfitter as a big game hunting guide? This is what Royal Tine is all about...basic skills to get you started in the outfitting industry. May 19 - June 13, 2020. Email or give a call get signed up and started.

Check out the website for tuition price & dates: [] []Questions: Cody and LeRee Hensen, (406) 859-5138, Cell (406) 370-6737,

5/27 – 6/11 VIRTUAL Entertainment (Shared by the VA Veterans Experience Office)
*** 5/27 - 5/28, 5/29 - 6/4, 6/5 - 6/11 National Theatre at Home, “British theatre has launched an online platform to enjoy a new recorded play online each week; From May 14 to May 21, Barber Shop Chronicles
A never-before-seen archive recording of Inua Ellams’ smash-hit play, about the places where banter is barded, and the truth is telling; From May 22 to May 28, A Streetcar Named Desire Gillian Anderson plays Blanche DuBois in this critically acclaimed Tennessee Williams classic; From May 29 to June 4, This House A timely, moving and funny insight into the workings of 1970s British politics; From June 5 to June 11, Coriolanus This Donmar Warehouse production features Tom Hiddleston in the title role of Shakespeare’s searing and political revenge tragedy”

*** EVERY DAY IN MAY ~ European Union Open Houses, “ALL MAY  Due to the annual Embassy Tour in DC being postponed, all throughout May, access activities from all over Europe. This campaign features one cultural activity native to each EU Member State that can be enjoyed while social distancing.”

*** 5/27, 5/29, 6/1 (EVERY Monday, Wednesday & Friday): Kennedy Center Couch Concerts:

*** 5/27, 6/3, 6/10 Science Museum of VA, “May 27—Something’s Fishy: Documenting Caribbean Mangrove Species; June 3—The Salty Frog: Exploring Salt Tolerance, Sea Level Rise, and Citizen Science; June 10—Tidal Tidings: Astronomical Causes of Earth’s Tides and Beyond”

*** 5/27 Nat Geo Live: Backstage with Rae Wynn-Grant, carnivore ecologist, “Tune in to Nat Geo Live’s Facebook on Wednesdays for a behind-the-scenes conversation and live Q&A with some of our top Nat Geo Explorers” (40 minues)


Smithsonian Online Events Portal (A listing of all available webcasts and online events across Smithsonian Museums)  CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE []
Chicago History Museum (Online Exhibits, including: Lincoln at 200, Touring Chicago’s Culinary History, Chicago and the Great War, Sweet Home Chicago: Blues and African American Life)  CLICK HERE FOR EXHIBITS []
Art Institute of Chicago (Visit the Art Institute virtually to: explore the collection, see the El Greco Exhibit, watch video, download audio tours) CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE EXHIBITS AND MORE []
National Geographic Museum (Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall): CLICK HERE FOR VIRTUAL EXHIBIT []
The Louvre (The Louvre has free online tours of three famous exhibits, including Egyptian Antiquities):  CLICK HERE FOR TOUR  []
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (Picasso, Mondrian and others  are a part of the Guggenheim's Collection Online): CLICK HERE TO ACCESS ONLINE COLLECTIONS []
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (360-degree room-by-room tour of every exhibit in the museum):  CLICK HERE FOR EVERY EXHIBIT [].

Van Gogh Museum (See his most famous works at Google Arts & Culture): CLICK HERE TO ACCESS HIS FAMOUS WORKS []
The Vatican Museum (Vatican's virtual tour includes Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s):  CLICK HERE FOR THE VIRTUAL TOUR []
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (See Rembrandt and Dali at Madrid's must-see art museum available online) CLICK HERE FOR VIRTUAL TOUR []

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (Six virtual exhibits are available online): CLICK HERE FOR VIRTUAL EXHIBITS []
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City (Dive into the pre-Hispanic history of Mexico with 23 exhibit rooms full of Mayan artifacts): CLICK HERE FOR EXHIBITS []
British Museum, London (A virtual tour of the museum including the Rosetta Stone and mummies): CLICK HERE FOR VIRTUAL TOUR []
Metropolitan Museum of Art: CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE EXHIBITS []

Detroit Institute of Arts: CLICK FOR ONLINE EXHIBITS []

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: CLICK FOR ONLINE TOURS []
National Museum of the United States Air Force: CLICK FOR ONLINE TOUR []
MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art): CLICK FOR ONLINE EXHIBITS []
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE EXHIBITS []

Questions: Bob Mortenson, Veterans Experience Office (VACO), Veterans, Family and Community Engagement, Department of Veterans Affairs, (360) 568-4592,

5/27 (Every Wednesday) American Red Cross Military & Caregiver Network (MVCN) “Wellbeing YOU,” 9am

15 minutes of focused wellbeing practice to enhance your whole health. This free event is open to military and veteran caregivers of all eras. Wellbeing YOU is hosted using Zoom video so caregivers are able to interact face to face using a computer or mobile device. The groups are flexible and informal so feel free to join when you are able, even if you can only attend part of the session.


5/28 VIRTUAL: Montana Joining Community Forces (JCF) Coalition, Career & Transition Series, 10am

Our weekly Virtual Career/Transition Summit Series part three leads us to hearing from our Montana Military OneSource consultant, Tabitha Garvin-Betancourt. She will be sharing career and transitional support tools that Military OneSource has to offer. Join us on the Montana Joining Community Forces Facebook Page Thursday at 10:00am for the live presentation. To learn more about Military OneSource and the DOD program prior to Thursday you can visit

The presentations will be live in the Montana Joining Community Forces Facebook Page:

Questions: Tabitha Garvin-Betancourt, (406) 459-2746,

Or, Military OneSource (406) 781-4986 / (800) 342-9647

Or, Ryan Luchau, MT JCF & Community Employment Coordinator, Montana VA Health Care System, Homeless Veteran Recovery Program, 3687 Veterans Dr., Fort Harrison, (406) 447-7340,

5/28 VA VEO VFCE Lunch N Learn Series: Survivors Together, 11am & Suicide Prevention 12pm

*** 11am - Memorial Affairs Overview and Spiritual Resilience (VA Chaplain Service) 

Join / Enter Room:

*** 12pm - And Suicide Prevention Partner Webinar Series: Promoting Veteran Mental Health with VA, Boulder Crest Institute, and Cohen Veterans Network. Audio: 1-800-767-1750, access code 52655#

Join / Enter Room:

Questions: Bob Mortenson, Veterans Experience Office (VACO), Veterans, Family and Community Engagement, Department of Veterans Affairs, (360) 568-4592,

5/28 (​Every Thursday): Meditation for Veterans with Larry Whitmore, Missoula Vet Center, 910 Brooks St., Msla, 1pm

FREE for Veterans. Meditation for Vets is a guided mindfulness practice exploring the method of paying attention to the breath to increase calm and reduce stress. No previous experience necessary.  

REGISTER: Vet Center, (406) 721-4918

5/28 (Every Thursday until 7/2): HMFM, Live Discussions with the Museum's Director, 2:30pm

Have you ever wanted to know more about the in's & out's of running a historical museum? Or have a question you;ve always wanted to ask? Here is your opportunity! Rach week, Matt Lautzenheiser the Historical Museum's Director, will be live, answering questions, giving a Museum update and discussing the topics that are sent to us throughout the week. So send us your questions or tune in and ask them live!

Questions: Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, (406) 728-3476,

5/28 VIRTUAL (Every Thursday): iRest, You Rest: War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) Virtual Yoga Nidra Session, 6pm

Every Thursday evening, Veterans all over the United States meet up to practice yoga. The Veterans spend an hour together, but they never see one another and likely will never even meet. This yoga class requires no travel, no membership or studio, and no special clothing or mat. Veterans perform the weekly yoga nidra session in their own space, on their own bed, couch or favorite chair. These Thursday evening classmates meet over the phone to participate in an hour of yoga nidra that follows the iRest methodology. CALL  1-800-767-1750 and use access code: 24953#


Or, try guided, weekly sessions:

Questions: WRIISC Yoga Program, (650) 493-5000 Ext 62355​​

5/28 HAMILTON (4th Thursday of Every Month): Marine Corps League, FOE Eagles Lodge, 125 N. 2nd St., Hamilton, 7:30pm

Monthly Meeting of the Bitterroot Valley Detachment #937


5/29 Suicide Prevention: QPR Gatekeeper Training, 12 - 1:30pm

Learn how to recognize the signs of suicidal thoughts and how to intervene in an empathetic and effective way with our FREE QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) class. You can learn how to save a life. For the May 29, 2020 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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Questions: TGRC, (406) 541-8472,

Or, Project Tomorrow Montana, (800) 273-8255

5/29 (Facebook LIVE Every Friday): Homeword's Financial Resiliency Program, 2pm

Homeword will be answering questions via Facebook Live every Friday at 2:00pm (They’ve also made a variety of educational videos available):

Homeword website / resource page:

Questions: Homeword, (406) 532-4663,

5/30 Bikers Against Bullies: First Annual COVID RUN Scavenger Hunt, Grizzly Harley-Davidson, 5106 E. Harrier Dr., Missoula, 9:30am

Choose your own destiny and direction. Prizes in ALL directions ~ North, South, East or West......Each direction has a completely different scavenger hunt. All bikes and cars welcome. For each piece you record, you receive an opportunity to win! Registration 9:30am – 11am at Grizzly H-D includes dinner from UPNSMOKIN BBQ following the ride. Cost $25.00 per person, kids under 15 FREE. All proceeds given back in prizes. Commemorative Patch for FIRST 100 PEOPLE. May 30th RAIN or SHINE!


Missoula Chapter BaB, "We are happy to invite you to our first ride of 2020. We will be doing a scavenger hunt going in all 4 directions. Entry fee $25 per person kids under 15 free, all proceeds will go toward prizes. UPNSMOKIN BBQ after the ride. 1st 100 people get a commemorative patch. All vehicles welcome. Click on the ticket link to pre-register. In person registration begins at 9:30 am at Grizzly Harley. Leave early if you want but kickstands up by 11 am, all entries due back 4:19 pm to qualify for prizes.

Questions: BaB National Office, ​
Grizzly Harley-Davidson, (406) 721-2154
Or, Earnest Bennett, American Legion Riders Chapter 68 President, (406) 370-3879 OR PM AL Riders Ch 68 Facebook page:
OR, PM Missoula BaB FB page:

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