Saturday Live is back and features a huge school carnival that the whole family will enjoy, and it helps out our schools too. Things get underway around 10am at Pioneer Park, rain or shine! Highlights of the event include the Scarecrow Ex“straw”vaganza with silent auction; a Celebrity Challenge at 1 p.m. with local celebrities in “Minute to Win It” challenges; and then it’s the Fun Run at Daylis Stadium. Register online at Registration begins at 7:45 a.m., warm-up is at 9 a.m., and the 2-mile race begins at 9:15 a.m.

In Addition to the returning favorites there is the haunted house, a zip line, the troll bridge, a climbing wall, face painting and balloon figures, hair painting, football toss, gadget store, brain challenge, dunk booth and mini-golf. Other booths include mask making, fortune telling, duck pond, sand art jewelry and more food than you could ever eat.

Saturday Live continues until 4 p.m. There will be a free shuttle that will get you around; it runs between 30th Street and Ninth Avenue (Billings Clinic parking lot) to Virginia Lane by Pioneer Park. The shuttle runs every 15 to 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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This all-day outdoor carnival benefits the 39 Billings-area public schools and the Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools, so have a ball after all it’s for a good cause, the kids! For more information, call Julie Whitworth, event coordinator of the education foundation, at 245-4133.