Briefs July 25 2017

Open swimming at pool — The second session of swimming lessons for this summer started Monday at the Miles City Swimming Pool at the Natural Oasis. The session lasts eight days and costs $40 per person. The lessons will continue through Thursday and are also scheduled from Monday through Thursday, July 31-Aug. 3. Advanced swimming is Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Aug. 4. The cost is $50 per person. Participants may register at the pool or by calling the pool house at 234-7445. The pool is open for public swimming Mondays through Fridays from 1 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. The cost per individual is children 6 years of age and under, free; 7 to 12 years, $1; 13 to 17 years, $1.50 and 18 years and up, $2. Season passes cost $35 per person or 2 for $50 and family passes are $100 for up to 5 people.

Preseason Band Camp at CCDHS — A Preseason Band Camp for all Custer County District High School Band members will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 7, 8 and 9, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. each day in the CCDHS Band Room. Participants will be working on Pep Band music for the school year. At 5:30 p.m. each day, the students will have a dinner of hamburgers, hot dogs, sodas and chips.

Military consumer Facebook Live event Wednesday — Families that have a relative transitioning out of the military soon probably know that most servicemembers transition into a civilian career or educational training after completing his or her service. However, not every training program or job offer may be a legitimate opportunity. July is the Month of the Military Consumer. USAGov, along with will host a Facebook Live event on Wednesday at 5 p.m. There will be tips, advice and answers to questions about money, financial planning and how to avoid scams and fraud. To participate, click on “Going,” the event button on the USAGov Facebook event page. 

Dutch Oven Cook-Off canceled — The Dutch Oven Cook-Off, scheduled last Saturday as a fundraiser at Range Riders Museum in Miles City, was called off because of fire danger.

“For fire safety it was the best thing to do,” said Lynn Miller, coordinator of the event. She hopes to conduct a Dutch oven cooking class in September, perhaps at her home in Miles City.

“It’s safe at my house,” she said. “There’s no fire danger here.” A Dutch oven is an iron kettle used for cooking.