Fundraiser Events

Image of Put the Fun in FundraisingHave 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, MTProceeds from both festivities go toward helping people, businesses & communities thrive through the application of philosophy.  To learn more about our galas see below!


The Brew-Wine-Chu
Summer 2017 Block Party Fundraiser Event

Our fun & festive annual fundraiser event featuring live REGGAE music (3 Bands), DJ Onx!, Montana microbrews, wine & tasty eats, RAFFLE, SILENT AUCTION, local youth/adult dance group intermission act (by Image Dancing), ping-pong, foosball, fire dancers, face painters, bigger than life bubbles (by Troy of Sky High Bubbles), a fun photo booth (courtesy of Helena Photography/Booths), sidewalk chess, chair massages (by Tessa DeMartini of Helena Massage), and more. Kid-friendly.  Dog-friendly. Come join the fun and contribute to a good cause! Proceeds support philosophy in the community.

Where:  Helena, MT (Ten Mile Creek Brewery & Performance Square)
When:  Saturday, June 24th 2017
Time:  5:00pm – 10:00pm (Main Events) & 10:00pm – 1:30am (After Party Event at The Sapphire)
Cost:  FREE  – BLOCK PARTY STYLE FUNDRAISER EVENT IN THE WALKING MALL (6th Ave. to Broadway)!
Have questions?  E-mail us at [email protected]

Our fun & festive annual fundraiser event featuring live REGGAE music, Montana microbrews, wine & tasty eats.  FREE entrance.  BLOCK PARTY STYLE EVENT IN THE WALKING MALL (From 6th Ave to Broadway).  Kid-friendly, dog-friendly.

LIVE MUSIC & DJ
  • 5pm-7pm: Opening band (Montana band In Walks Bud) on raised stage at Ten Mile Creek Brewery (our beloved title sponsors)!  $1 from every beer purchased at TMC between 5pm-8pm will be donated to Merlin CCC as part of Brew-A-Better Community.
  • 5:30pm-7:30pm & Intermission (approx. 8:45pm-9:15pm): DJ Onx! on stage at Performance Square.  (In case of inclement weather, festivities will be held indoors at The Placer.)
  • 7:30pm-10pm: Headliner band (a unique world reggae band from Seattle, WA, The Highlife Band) on stage at Performance Square.  (In case of inclement weather, festivities will be held indoors at The Placer.)
  • 10pm – 1:30am: After Party band (Scott Williams, Dan Henry & Steven Aegenes) at The Sapphire. 10% of gross sales at The Sapphire from 5pm-2am will be donated to Merlin CCC!
MICROBREWS/WINE/FOOD

Food trucks/vendors (Waffle Wagon, Great Ape Crepes & Cheddar’s), wine, draft trailer with Montana microbrews from Ten Mile Creek Brewery, Blackfoot River Brewing, Meadowlark Brewing & White Dog Brewing Company.  Taco Del Sol will also be extending its hours during our event for music lovers!

FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

Ping-pong, foosball, sidewalk chess, face-painting, life-size bubbles, fire throwers, fun photo booth, chair massage, an intermission dance act and more. 

RAFFLE & SILENT AUCTION

Raffle prizes & silent auction items to be announced soon!  Proceeds support philosophy in the community. 

COME JOIN THE FUN & SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE! 

For those traveling in from out of town to enjoy the event and/or locals looking for a stay-cation, Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel (our title lodging sponsors) will be offering special Brew-Wine-Chu rates (stay tuned for more details).

Our Sponsors

 

 

 Our Artists

Scott Williams, Dan Henry & DJ Onx!

Scott, Dan & Steven will kicking it jam-band stylewith each musician rotating and playing different instruments together throughout the night!as our after-party band extraordinaore at The Sapphire (10pm – 1:30pm).  Blues, ska, reggae, funk, and some good ol’ fashioned rock & roll.  You won’t want to miss the fun!

  In Walks Bud

Local Montana band, In Walks Bud, will be kicking off our fundraiser event as our opening band at Ten Mile Creek Brewery playing beachy-reggae, dance-ready tunes (think Incubus, Sublime & 311 with a Montana flair!).  With a sound that captures the essence of youth, this crowd-favorite is sure to bring audiences to their feet with their funky, raw, and ecclectic sounds.

The Highlife Band

We are thrilled to announce our headliner band for this years Brew-Wine-ChuThe Highlife Band — an authentic & unique world reggae music band from Seattle, WA. With rhythms from the French Caribbean and West Africa combined with Jamaican rockers, bif-baf, steppers, one-drop, and dancehall reggae traditions, they do not disappoint!  Their lyrics are direct and sing of love and conscious direction in everyday life. With power-packed live performances and animated and engaging artists, The Highlife Band has been entertaining audiences from France to Canada to the Western US with original songs made for dancing and singing.  Our Brew-Wine-Chu community fundraiser event will serve as the anchor date for their 3rd album release tour! 

Here’s a preview of the some of the sweet tunes you will be hearing at the Brew-Wine-Chu!



Our Event Vendors

Featured Montana Microbrews & Wines

 

 

 

 

Big Dipper Ice Cream Helena

We’re thrilled to have Big Dipper Ice Cream Helena back on board for this years’ Brew-Wine-Chu serving up tasty Fu Float’s to event goers (vanilla ice cream & Ten Mile Creek Stout Beer for the adults, vanilla ice cream & root beer for the kidlets)!

 

The Waffle Wagon, Great Ape Crepes & Cheddar’s

The Waffle Wagon will be serving up tasty snacks at the Brew!  Ask for some of Helena’s favorites — the Chicken & Waffle (ask for sriracha maple syrup!) — or the Salad Cone and more! The Waffle Wagon team will be set up outside of Ten Mile Creek Brewery for our opening act…and then at Performance Square for our headliner act and festivities!  Waffle Wagon will be donating 10% of their profits at our fundraiser event to Merlin.

Great Ape Crepes will be dishing up high quality crepes of all kinds using local organic produce and dairy. The Great Ape Crepes team will be set-up at Performance Square.

 

 

Cheddar’s will grilling up some mean gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches at the Brew!  The Cheddar’s team will be set-up at Performance Square.

 


Not able to attend but want to donate to the cause?  Click on the ‘Donate Now’ button (to the right) or here.  As an added bonus, because we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization…your donations are tax-deductible!

We are a Helena-based non-profit organization who believes in the value and relevance of philosophy & its ability to help people live healthier, happier & more deeply satisfying lives, to encourage critical & creative thought, to cultivate leadership & action, and to foster, strengthen & enrich communities.  We also think it is a fun, exhilarating, and rewarding activity in itself.

Proceeds from our Brew-Wine-Chu fundraiser event support philosophy in the community and help us provide services & programs for businesses, children, adults & elders that: (a) spark and encourage the exchange of ideas & the fun of doing philosophy, (b) cultivate leadership & action, (c) promote critical, creative thought & the exploration of topics from a variety of perspectives, and (c) facilitate the application of philosophical thinking to matters of everyday living.


Think on the Links Philosophy Classic
Fall 2017 Charity Golf Tournament

Grab your thinking cap, your best guy & gal pals, your favorite clubs, and join us for our fun, themed charity golf tournament!  This year’s theme…we’re going back to the 80’s!  Tickets include an 18-hole round w/ golf carts at Bill Roberts Golf Course plus a post-tourney celebration at The Brewhouse Pub & Grille with a full lunch spread & live music/DJ.  Raffle, silent auction, pin-prizes & prizes for the best team get-up’s!  Come join the fun and contribute to a good cause!  Proceeds support philosophy in the community!

Where: Helena, MT (Bill Roberts Golf Course) & (The Brewhouse Pub & Grille)
When:  Saturday, September 16th 2017
Time:  9:00am (Shotgun, Scramble)
Ticket Cost:  TBD
Have questions?  E-mail us at [email protected]

What’s the Skinny?

Our golf tourney is going down at Bill Roberts Golf Course.  9am shotgun start, scramble.  Tickets include 18-hole round of golf w/ team carts & a post-tourney celebration with raffle, silent auction, live music/DJ, photos, prizes for the best team get-ups and a full lunch spread at The Brewhouse Pub & Grille!   


Not able to attend but want to donate to the cause?  Click on the ‘Donate Now’ button (to the right) or here.  As an added bonus, because we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization…your donations are tax-deductible!

We are a Helena-based non-profit organization who believes in the value and relevance of philosophy & its ability to help people live healthier, happier & more deeply satisfying lives, to encourage critical & creative thought, to cultivate leadership & action, and to foster, strengthen & enrich communities.  We also think it is a fun, exhilarating, and rewarding activity in itself.

Proceeds from our Think on the Links Philosophy Classic fundraiser event support philosophy in the community and help us provide services & programs for businesses, children, adults & elders that: (a) spark and encourage the exchange of ideas & the fun of doing philosophy, (b) cultivate leadership & action, (c) promote critical, creative thought & the exploration of topics from a variety of perspectives, and (d) facilitate the application of philosophical thinking to matters of everyday living.


 

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