Have fun and contribute to a good cause? Heck Yeah! That’s what our fundraisers are all about! Each year we host two cool and (dare we say) “jazz hands-worthy” events here in beautiful Helena, MT. Proceeds from both festivities go toward helping people, businesses & communities thrive through the application of philosophy. To learn more about our galas see below!
The Reeder’s Alley Block Party
It’s Summer! Kick off ‘dem shoes and join us at the 5th Annual Reeder’s Alley Block Party on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 4-10 pm. Located in Helena’s oldest neighborhood, this unique annual shindig draws thousands of people together for a kick-off to summer and has become one of Helena’s most sought out events.
Love roots and reggae? Come help us welcome VOICE OF REASON for their Montana debut. Dig blues and soul? We’ve got you covered. The event will open with THE DAN HENRY BAND and a performance by the Image Dancing crew.
Hosted by Merlin CCC — a local philosophy-based non-profit — this free fundraiser festival is kid-friendly, dog-friendly, and fun for the whole family. A celebration of community and ideas, history, and wellness in all its forms, the block party features live music and entertainment, historic tours, food and drink vendors, raffle prizes, activities for all ages, a special event kick-off by Mayor Wilmot Collins, and much more. Proceeds support Reeder’s Alley and philosophy in the community.
NEW IN 2019: Kick off ‘dem running shoes, Montana Governor’s Cup participants! This year, we are partnering with the Montana Governor’s Cup as their official after-party for the race. This means extended hours, more room to dance and play, more activities, more vendors, and more music for everyone!
**The day of schedule of events (what’s happening & when) will be added to our website as things are finalized.**
Event kick-off by special guest, Mayor Wilmot Collins
Local food vendors
Microbrews, wine & select spirits
Image Dancing — Local Youth/Adult Dance Act
Interactive games & activities
- Artist’s Alley & Sweets Street
Fire Dancers & Fire Poi
Helena’s Playable Playgrounds
Pioneer Cabin Tours
About the Bands
The Dan Henry Band (Blues, Soul & Rock)
New on the Helena scene for long-time followers of Dan “The One-Man Band” Henry, this awesome 3-piece band consisting of Dan Henry, Lee Huber & Holden Nielson packs a unique blues, soul, and rock sound. Good folks, good music, and good vibes...we are pumped to have them kicking off our community event!
Voice of Reason (Roots & Reggae)
Reeder’s Alley Block Party goers…KICK OFF ‘DEM SHOES and get ready to dance the night away…….it’s roots, reggae, and ska-time!
The seven-piece roots, reggae & ska band led by John “Hoony” Hoonout and Andrew Furnee, has been jamming since 1989 and has opened for countless legends in the reggae world, including: Bunny Wailer, Burning Spear, the Itals, Culture, Ziggy Marley, and The Wailers.
Coming at ya’ with positive vibes, good energy, and dance-ready reggae tunes, in addition to a “delicious mix” of their own elevating sounds, Voice of Reason will not disappoint.
Event Sponsors & Donors
3rd Annual Think on the Links Philosophy Classic
Grab your thinking cap, your best pals and your favorite clubs and join us for our fun, themed 2019 charity golf tournament! Based on the fun we had with our 2018 theme — why fix it, if it aint broke?! This year (and from now on)…we’re TEEING IT UP TOGAS & TIE-DYE STYLE! No muss, no fuss and all fun!
Tickets include an 18-hole round w/ golf carts at Bill Roberts Golf Course and drink tickets, plus a post-tourney celebration in the new course club house with snacks, raffle, pin-prizes, and more! Wear a tie-dye T, a toga, or (better yet – for those who dare to accept the challenge) a tie-dye toga!
Come join the fun and contribute to a good cause! Individual players and teams welcome. Proceeds support philosophy in the community!
We are a Helena-based non-profit organization dedicated to enriching lives and strengthening the community and environment through philosophy. Proceeds from our Think on the Links Philosophy Classic fundraiser event support philosophy in the community and help us provide a broad-spectrum of unique, fun & accessible opportunities and activities for the Helena community that: (a) spark and encourage the exchange of ideas & the fun of doing philosophy, (b) promote critical, creative thought & reflection, (c) cultivate the faculty & virtue of “philosophical sensitivity”, (4) reconnect people with nature by way of doing philosophy in inspiring places, (5) facilitate the application of philosophy to matters of everyday living, (6) inspire leadership & meaningful action, and, (7) build, foster & strengthen the community and environment.