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 & 1 Solo Artist), 2 DJ’s, Montana microbrews, wine & tasty eats, RAFFLE, SILENT AUCTION, local youth/adult dance group opening dance act (by Image Dancing), ping-pong, face painting (by Airbrush Tattoos & Body Art), 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 – 10:30pm (Main Events) & 10:30pm – 2am (After Party Events at The Sapphire & The Rialto)
Cost:  FREE  – BLOCK PARTY STYLE FUNDRAISER EVENT IN THE HELENA WALKING MALL (6th Ave. to Broadway)!
Have questions?  E-mail us at [email protected]

 Thank you Kendall & Montana Radio Company for putting together a great radio ad for our event!  Listen for our fundraiser advertisement on ESPN Montana, The Mix 102.3 & (if you’re in Missoula) The Trail 103.3

Live Music/Schedule of Events

  • 5pm-6:30pm:  Scott Williams at The Rialto
  • 5pm-7pm: In Walks Bud on raised stage at Ten Mile Creek Brewery! Silent Auction & Raffle.  $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-7pm: DJ On!x on stage at Performance Square.  Draft trailer & wine.  Family-friendly activities. Silent Auction & Raffle.  (In case of inclement weather, festivities will be held indoors at The Placer).
  • 7pm-7:30pm:  DJ On!x & Local Youth/Adult Dance Act (Image Dancing)
  • 7:30pm- 8:45pm: The Highlife Band (Set 1) on stage at Performance Square.  Draft trailer & wine.  Family-friendly activities. Silent Auction & Raffle.  (In case of inclement weather, festivities will be held indoors at The Placer.)
  • 8:45pm-9:15pm:  DJ On!x & Raffle Winner Announcements on stage at Performance Square.  Draft trailer & wine.  Family-friendly activities. (In case of inclement weather, festivities will be held indoors at The Placer.)
  • 9:15pm-10:30pm:  The Highlife Band (Set 2) on stage at Performance Square. Draft trailer & wine.  Family-friendly activities. (In case of inclement weather, festivities will be held indoors at The Placer.)
  • 10:30pm-1:00am: Grounded Sols & Meet-n-Greet with The Highlife Band (from 11pm-12pm) at The Sapphire10% of gross sales at The Sapphire from 5pm-2am will be donated to Merlin CCC!
  • 10:00pm – 2:00am:  DJ Staxxx at The Rialto

Our Sponsors

 

 Our Silent Auction & Raffle Donors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Brew-Wine-Chu Rates at Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel (Out-of-Towners & Staycationers)

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.  Click here to reserve a room under the Brew-Wine-Chu rates for a night or the weekend!  (Please note, if you run into problems with the link try clearing the cookies on your browser.  If you still have problems, please call the hotel directly to reserve your room and make sure to ask for the Brew-Wine-Chu Festival rate.)

Our Artists

Scott Williams, Grounded Sols, DJ On!x & DJ Staxxx

Scott Williams will be playing an acoustic solo set at The Rialto (5pm-6:30pm and then later in the eve during our after party joining the Grounded Sols for a jam-band style gig — with each musician rotating and playing different instruments together throughout the night! – at The Sapphire (10:30pm – 1am).  Blues, ska, reggae, funk, and some good ol’ fashioned rock & roll.  You won’t want to miss the fun!  DJ On!x will be blessing our ears with sweet tunes at Performance Square (5:30pm-7:30pm & Intermission).  A DJ Staxxx will dishing out some groovy dancin’ vibes at the Rialto (10pm-2am!).

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 or Meadowlark Fungus Shui 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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