April 2018 Philosophy Drive-In

Our April Philosophy Drive-In was amazing!  A packed house…our  ecclectic group of philosophy & movie-lovers enjoyed a “night under the stars without the cars,” good snacks, great conversation, and a viewing of the intriguing autobiographical account of the life and work of Eric Kandel in In Search of Memory.  Some…

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February 2018 Philosophy Drive-In

Our February Philosophy Drive-In was wonderful!  Our  group of philosophy & movie-lovers stayed warm in our “night under the stars without the cars” bungalow, enjoyed tasty treats, good conversation, and the 2001 drama Thirteen Conversations About One Thing.  An existentially moving (and very Kierkegaardian in nature) film, this film looks…

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Merlin Receives $7,000 Grant from PLATO for their 2018-2019 Philosophy in the Community Program(s)

We are ALIVE WITH JOY! Rainbows and butterflies abound! We just received word that for the 2nd year in a row, PLATO is awarding our organization a grant for our Philosophy in the Community programs….and this year in the amount of $7,000! We are honored to have been selected by such a prestigious organization and are looking forward to providing the Helena & surrounding communities with unique, fun & accessible opportunities to do, breathe & live philosophy! Thank you so much, PLATO!

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What Our 2017 PLATO Grant Helped Fund in the Helena Community

Grant awards are a huge part of the success and longevity of non-profit organizations. We are deeply humbled by the support shown to us in 2017 by PLATO! Because of their generous $5,000 award, we were able to offer the Helena (and surrounding) communities a host of interactive and unique philosophy programs throughout the year. Check out what their grant helped fund!

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Merlin Receives $500 Grant from Helena Exchange Club

We are thrilled to announce that our organization has received our very FIRST GRANT! Thank you so much to PLATO for believing in our vision and awarding us $5,000 for our Philosophy in the Community Program(s). Your grant will help us support philosophy in the Helena & surrounding areas for Youth, Adults & Elders!

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Merlin Receives $5,000 Grant from PLATO

We are thrilled to announce that our organization has received our very FIRST GRANT! Thank you so much to PLATO for believing in our vision and awarding us $5,000 for our Philosophy in the Community Program(s). Your grant will help us support philosophy in the Helena & surrounding areas for Youth, Adults & Elders!

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October 2016 Philosophy Drive-In

Our October Philosophy Drive-In was a blast!  Our awesome group of philosophy & movie-lovers enjoyed tasty movie snacks and the 2009 historical drama Agora — a film centered around the famous female astronomer, philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria during the decline of Greco-Roman polytheism & the Christianization of…

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PayneWest Selects Merlin as Featured Helena Non-Profit

Woo-Hoo!  How exciting!  Merlin CCC was selected as the featured Helena area non-profit by PayneWest Insurance for their Summer 2016  newsletter.  In an interview conducted in June of this year, Founder & Executive Director, Marisa Diaz-Waian, discusses the nature of Merlin CCC’s operations & why philosophy is as important today…

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