HYP Habitat for Humanity Build Day
Jun
1
8:30 AM08:30

HYP Habitat for Humanity Build Day

Helena Young Professionals is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to do a volunteer build on Saturday, June 1. The build will be from 8:30-4:00, and it will take place at 2880 Twilight Avenue, Helena, MT 59601. All gloves and equipment will be provided by Habitat for Humanity, and lunch will be provided by HYP. This home is nearing the final stages of construction, so we will be working on landscaping, painting, interior touch-ups, and some exterior finishes. If you have additional questions or want more information, please contact Rachelle Sartori at rachellesartori@gmail.com or 779-279-3533.

Please register if you plan to attend!

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HYP Lunch Patio Series
Jun
4
12:00 PM12:00

HYP Lunch Patio Series

Join us for HYP's first summer patio series. Our networking lunches are moving outdoors for the summer. Break away from your desk for a casual lunch and enjoy some much needed sunshine. Come meet up with friends or sit with someone you don't know. There's no structure or expectation, just lunch.

Look for the HYP logo on tables. Hope to see you there!


Locations for the patio series will be chosen by YOU! Cast your vote now.

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Afternoon Loop Hike on Mount Helena
Jun
4
6:00 PM18:00

Afternoon Loop Hike on Mount Helena

Limited to current HYP members. No advanced registration required.

Meet at Mike Cormier Trail off Le Grande Cannon Walkway at 6:00 pm on June 4th. MAP Parking is limited.

We will start hiking at 6:00 pm up the Mike Cormier trail to the Quarry Trail. From there, we’ll cut across Mount Helena on the Prairie Trail, down part of the Swaney Trail, and back along the Ambrose Trail. Total hike is approximately 2.5 miles.

Dogs are welcome, as long as you are willing to pick up after them and they are well behaved off leash.

Please remember to come prepared with water, proper footwear, etc.

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McMaster Hills Hike
Jun
18
6:30 PM18:30

McMaster Hills Hike

Join HYP for a 2.5-3 mile loop hike in the McMaster Hills to the east of Helena. Elevation gain on the loop hike is fairly minimal. Please plan ahead and bring water. Dogs are welcome on the hike-- but be aware that there are some cacti around. The bitterroots will, hopefully, be blooming during our hike!

Hike Location: Meet at the trailhead at 6:30 pm. MAP

Carpool Location: Meet to carpool to the trailhead at 6:00 pm . We'll leave cars in the back of the parking lot by Maurices and Bed, Bath, & Beyond. MAP

No advanced registration required.

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Nonprofit Happy Hour & Board Member Training
May
23
5:00 PM17:00

Nonprofit Happy Hour & Board Member Training

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Looking to get more involved in a cause you care about, but not sure what to expect? Join the Montana Nonprofit Association and Helena Young Professionals for a Happy Hour and Presentation at Benny's Bistro to learn more about serving on a nonprofit board. Register here to attend, space is limited: https://cvent.me/WGMvy

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM | Happy Hour with Helena Area Nonprofits | Network with local nonprofit leaders looking for volunteers and board members to learn more about opportunities to serve in Helena.

6:15 - 7:30 PM | So You Wanna Be a Board Member Presentation | This interactive workshop will provide young professionals, emerging leaders, and not-yet board members an introduction to nonprofits, board responsibilities, and the basics of good governance.

Appetizers will be served. No host bar.

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Mt. Helena Ridgeline Trail Hike
May
18
7:00 AM07:00

Mt. Helena Ridgeline Trail Hike

Hike and socialize with other HYP members on an approximately 8 mile one-way hike on the Mount Helena Ridgeline Trail. Meet at the Mount Helena Trailhead at 7:00 am to carpool up to the trailhead near Park City; we will leave promptly at 7:00 am. We’ll start our hike at 7:30 am from the Park City trailhead and will be hiking at an easy-going pace. Once we complete the hike, we’ll shuttle cars and people.

Only current HYP members can register for this hike. Space is limited to the first 20 registrants, and the hike is not kid-friendly.

Dogs are welcome, as long as they are well-behaved, get along with other dogs, can hike 8+ miles, and you are willing to pick up and look after them.

Come prepared for fun! Though don’t forget plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, and proper footwear/clothing.

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HYP May Networking Lunch
May
7
12:00 PM12:00

HYP May Networking Lunch

HYP's networking lunches are a chance to break away from your desk for a casual lunch with friends. Come meet up with friends or sit with someone you don't know. There's no structure or expectation, just lunch. 

This month we're meeting at Suki Cafe! 

Look for the HYP logo on tables. Hope to see you there!

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Earth Day Volunteering
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Earth Day Volunteering

Montana State Parks has invited Helena Young Professionals to participate in an Earth Day volunteering event!

The event will take place on Saturday, April 27 at 10am. We will be helping clean up at Black Sandy State Park, and lunch will be provided to all volunteers. A HYP board member will be in touch with all registrants to discuss carpooling to the park.

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Wildflower Walk
Apr
25
5:45 PM17:45

Wildflower Walk

Join HYP for a 3.5 mile loop hike in the Scratchgravels. Elevation gain is minimal, and we'll be walking at a pace commensurate with admiring and identifying any wildflowers we see. If you have a wildflower identification book or app, bring it! If you don't have anything, we'll have a few extras. Remember to bring water, too.

If you'd like to carpool, we'll meet at the fairgrounds by the recycling bins at 5:45. Otherwise, feel free to meet us at the trailhead at 6:00 pm off Echo Drive. MAP

No need to be a HYP member-- all are welcome. Including dogs! (As long as they are dog and people friendly off leash and you are willing to pick up after them.)

Registration is officially closed. Thank you for your interest. Stay tuned for more events in the great outdoors!

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How To: Make Homemade Pasta at Benny's Bistro
Apr
22
5:30 PM17:30

How To: Make Homemade Pasta at Benny's Bistro

Join an awesome group of young pros for an evening of pasta dough and wine at Benny’s Bistro on 6th Ave. 

For the first HYP “How To” event we will be making homemade pasta with Chef Eric! Space is limited to only 12 guests, so make your reservations ASAP. This class includes a lesson, a pasta dinner, and a glass of wine — what could be better? 

Cost: Members - $15 | Non-members - $21

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HYP April Networking Lunch
Apr
9
12:00 PM12:00

HYP April Networking Lunch

HYP's networking lunches are a chance to break away from your desk for a casual lunch with friends. Come meet up with friends or sit with someone you don't know. There's no structure or expectation, just lunch. 

This month we're meeting at Cafe Zydeco! 

Look for the HYP logo on tables. Hope to see you there!

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Guys' Night Out: Climbing Up the Walls
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Guys' Night Out: Climbing Up the Walls

Helena Young Professionals is partnering with Man Therapy for an evening of climbing at Stonetree Climbing Center, on March 21st from 7:00-8:30pm.

Man Therapy is a Lewis and Clark County initiative that provides social outlets and de-stressing events to help people connect with one another and enjoy the Helena area. This climbing event will be free to anyone that signs up with Helena Young Professionals!

Please register below:

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HYP March Networking Lunch
Mar
12
12:00 PM12:00

HYP March Networking Lunch

HYP's networking lunches are a chance to break away from your desk for a casual lunch with friends. Come meet up with friends or sit with someone you don't know. There's no structure or expectation, just lunch. 

This month we're meeting at Lattes and Sundaes! 

Look for the HYP logo on tables. Hope to see you there!

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HYP Volunteer - Doorsteps to Kid Packs 2019
Mar
6
4:00 PM16:00

HYP Volunteer - Doorsteps to Kid Packs 2019

Sign up to take part in a citywide food drive to feed Helena's children with Helena Food Share on March 6th. Volunteers are needed to collect donations from grocery stores and deliver them to the food pantry (1616 Lewis Street). Volunteers will be sent to one of seven different grocery stores between the hours of 4pm and 6pm and are asked to arrive a few minutes early to talk with the Americorps members and get quick instructions. The Helena Food Share will already have all of the necessary materials on site. After finishing up around 6pm, volunteers will load up the crates of donated food into their car and drive it to the Food Share.

For more information:
E-mail JamieK@helenafoodshare.org or helenayoungprofessionals@gmail.com

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Pal-entine's Day: A February Speed Networking Event
Feb
19
5:30 PM17:30

Pal-entine's Day: A February Speed Networking Event

Join fellow young professionals in Helena to make new friends and business connections.

5:30pm - We will start with an informal cocktail hour to allow everyone to grab a beer and a snack.

6:00pm - Speed networking rounds begin. Everyone will be paired up with another young professional for five minutes of conversation. Conversation prompts will be provided each round to help start everyone off. At the timer, everyone will rotate one position and start again with a new partner.

This event is free for current HYP members and $5 for non-members. All are welcome! Light appetizers will be provided and beer and wine will be available for purchase.

REGISTER HERE

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HYP February Networking Lunch
Feb
12
12:00 PM12:00

HYP February Networking Lunch

HYP's networking lunches are a chance to break away from your desk for a casual lunch with friends. Come meet up with friends or sit with someone you don't know. There's no structure or expectation, just lunch. 

This month we're meeting at Bad Betty’s Barbecue! 

Look for the HYP logo on tables. Hope to see you there!

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3rd Annual Snowshoeing with HYP
Feb
2
10:30 AM10:30

3rd Annual Snowshoeing with HYP

Tis the season for some winter fun! Join Helena Young Professionals (HYP) Saturday, February 2, 2019 starting at 10:30 am for a snowshoe outing. Don't own snowshoes? That's fine! The first 10 HYP members to RSVP will receive a FREE snowshoe rental from The Base Camp in Downtown Helena! We will pick up the shoes and bring them to the trail head for you. Please RSVP by Thursday, January 31st.

To RSVP, please email: helenayoungprofessionals@gmail.com

Directions/Caravan Information

We will leave at 10:30 from the RV Ranch Area near MacDonald Pass. To get to the parking area, drive east out of town on highway 12 toward Missoula. Continue PAST the MacDonald Pass Recreation Area. After approximately one more mile, there will be an unlabeled pull out to your right. If you pass a sign that says "water 1/4 mile" you've just passed by the pull out. It takes approximately 20 minutes to get to the pullout from Helena. If you would like to caravan with us, we will meet at the Broadwater Hot Springs parking lot and head out promptly at 10:10 am.

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Jan
28
6:30 PM18:30

Young Legislative Voices

Ever wonder why there aren't more young people in the Montana Legislature? Do you ever think about running for office but don't know where to start?

This event is for YOU.

Join us for an engaging discussion with current young legislators. The purpose of this event is to facilitate connections and conversation so you have a better understanding of the political process, in particular, how to run for office.

With moderated discussion and small group break-out sessions (speed dates, if we can call them that), you will get plenty of access to hear from the young people currently serving our state.

At 8 pm the evening will wrap up with an informal mingle at the Brewhouse across the street.

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Jan
16
5:30 PM17:30

New Year, New Paycheck

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Join Members of the Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force for a wage negotiation training. You will learn why, when, and how to increase your earnings. This interactive presentation will give you the actual skills and strategies you need to increase your pay in 2019. 

Snacks and drinks will be provided

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Jan
8
12:00 PM12:00

HYP January Networking Lunch

HYP's networking lunches are a chance to break away from your desk for a casual lunch with friends. Come meet up with friends or sit with someone you don't know. There's no structure or expectation, just lunch. 

This month we're meeting at Chef Mai's Noodle House! 

Look for the HYP logo on tables. Hope to see you there!

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Snow Day Social: HYP's 2018 Membership Party
Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

Snow Day Social: HYP's 2018 Membership Party

Join HYP for our annual winter party, the Snow Day Social. This is the event when we say THANK YOU to everyone who has supported HYP through the years and ask you to elect your next executive board, renew your membership, and pick up your 2019 HYP member benefits card! HYP members, friends, and potential members can enjoy beer and pizza, hear from the 2018 board, and meet and vote for your 2019 leadership!

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HYP December Networking Lunch
Dec
11
12:00 PM12:00

HYP December Networking Lunch

Tuesdays at Murry's feature Indian specials! Nothing like curry to warm you up on a cold December day.

HYP's networking lunches are a chance to break away from your desk for a casual lunch with friends. Come meet up with friends or sit with someone you don't know. There's no structure or expectation, just lunch. No need to be a member to attend!

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Career Coaching Workshop (Registration Required)
Nov
28
5:30 PM17:30

Career Coaching Workshop (Registration Required)

Ready for change? Don't wait!
The time passes regardless, so let's make sure time is working for you.
Helena Young Professionals will be partnering with Stacey Otterstrom, owner of PLucK! Coaching, to energize Helena’s young change makers
Join us at to discover—or rediscover, the joy in work.

Benny’s Bistro on Wednesday November 28th
5:30-6:00 Mingle | 6:00-7:00 Career Coaching Presentation
Appetizers and dessert provided | No host Bar

Register to reserve your seat! The event is free but space is limited.

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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Haunted Helena Trolley Tour

Join your fellow HYPsters for a glimpse of Helena's haunted history! Ellen Baumler, author and historian of several books on Helena's haunted past, will guide us in a private tour around town on the Last Chance Trolley Train. Meet up for a happy hour beforehand at the Windbag Saloon to walk together as a group to the pick-up location. Limited spots available!

$10 for members
$20 for nonmembers

(Purchase Tickets Here)

Friday, October 19th, 2018
Happy Hour @ The Windbag Saloon
5:30-7:00

Tour
7:00-9:30

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HYP September Networking Lunch
Sep
11
12:00 PM12:00

HYP September Networking Lunch

Join us for some sandies and socializing at Great Harvest Bread Co. (http://greatharvesthelena.com/)

HYP's networking lunches are a chance to break away from your desk for a casual lunch with friends. Come meet up with friends or sit with someone you don't know. There's no structure or expectation, just lunch. No need to be a member to attend!

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Paddle with HYP!
Aug
26
1:00 PM13:00

Paddle with HYP!

CHANGE OF PLAN DUE TO WEATHER! Due to cooler temperatures, potential smoke, and headwinds, the float has been changed to a paddle on Park Lake! We will carpool/caravan from the 11th Ave/Park Ave Albertson's parking lot at 12:15pm. Otherwise, we will meet up near the day use site at Park Lake around 1:00 pm to collect everyone in one spot before finding a hang out place. Please let us know if you plan to come so we can make sure we don't miss you.

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HYP August Lunch
Aug
14
12:00 PM12:00

HYP August Lunch

Picnic lunch on the Capitol lawn! Bring your own lunch or grab delicious Southeast Asian dish from one of Helena's best food trucks, Saigon Alley. We will be sitting under a tree nearby the food truck (they are usually parked on the South side of the building).

HYP's networking lunches are a chance to break away from your desk for a casual lunch with friends. Come meet up with friends or sit with someone you don't know. There's no structure or expectation, just lunch. No need to be a member to attend!

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2nd Annual Summer Splash BBQ
Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

2nd Annual Summer Splash BBQ

Don't miss our yearly HYP BBQ! Feel free to bring friends that are not yet a part of HYP as well as your family. Kids are encouraged! All types of fun will be happening with yard games, the lake, a keg, as well as lunch! Please bring any yard games, kayaks, or any other festive fun for the day!

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July Lunch
Jul
12
12:00 PM12:00

July Lunch

Meet us next to the carousel to grab a lunch of your choice from a food truck or bring a sack lunch. The music we will be enjoying will be brought to us by Leigh Guest (Country / Alternative).

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