MTYP 2020 Summit Kick-off & Happy Hour
Sep
25
5:30 PM17:30

MTYP 2020 Summit Kick-off & Happy Hour

The Montana Young Professionals Summit is coming to Helena in 2020! Join us for a special happy hour at the Snow Hop Brewery on Wednesday, September 25th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm to raise funds for an amazing event. Come tell us your ideas for the Summit, drink delicious beers, and network with others interested in developing young professionals in Montana. Snow Hop Brewery and Mountain Ranch House will be generously donating a portion of sales to help host the Summit. Door prizes available - bring your friends!

About the Summit
It’s no secret that Montana is the best place in the country to grow your career, build a business and live a purposeful life. The goal of Montana Young Professionals is to bring young professionals from across the state together to foster relationships and grow from personal and professional development opportunities. Montana Young Professionals is committed to providing career development, networking, and community engagement opportunities that are specifically aimed at professionals between the ages of 21-39, while highlighting the unique communities that make up this great state. The signature program for MTYP is an annual summit. Each year a different local young professionals organization hosts the summit in their city. This year, the summit will be hosted by the Helena Young Professionals and other supporting local stakeholders. For the 2020 Summit we will offer intriguing breakout sessions, inspiring speakers, networking opportunities, and highlights of what the amazing Helena community has to offer. For updates about the summit, visit https://mtyoungprofessionals.com/.

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HYP Hike: Trout Creek Canyon
Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

HYP Hike: Trout Creek Canyon

Join HYP on an autumn adventure through Trout Creek Canyon. This 6.2 mile out-and-back hike draws you through a beautiful canyon northeast of Helena. Bring snacks! We'll take a break midway through the hike.

Meet us at the trailhead here at 1:00 pm: MAP

Parking space is limited. If you are interested in carpooling, shoot us an email.

Dogs are welcome on this hike.

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HYP November Networking Lunch
Nov
12
12:00 PM12:00

HYP November 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 Mediterranean Grill! 

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

Source: http://www.mediterraneangrillhelena.com/

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HYP September Networking Lunch
Sep
10
12:00 PM12:00

HYP September 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 1889 Coffeehouse! 

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

Source::https://www.1889coffeehouse.com

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Float the Scenic Missouri River
Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

Float the Scenic Missouri River

Let’s go float!

Join HYP for a three-hour scenic float down the Missouri from Craig to Mid Canon. Rafts, paddles, and life jackets will be provided. We’ll even bring coolers with ice (you bring the contents). The maximum number of attendees is 14 people.

The float trip will start at 1:00 pm from Craig, but we’ll be carpooling from Helena. Meet at NOON on September 8th in the back of the Super One parking lot here: MAP
Plan to be back to Helena no later than 6:00 PM.


Please note that HYP has contracted to have a limited number of vehicles (those that are used to carpool) shuttled; if you do not wish to carpool, please contact CrossCurrents Fly Shop in Craig to arrange your own shuttle service.

Cost is $20 for HYP members and $26 for non-HYP members.

Advanced registration is required.

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HYP Hike to Casey Peak
Aug
24
8:30 AM08:30

HYP Hike to Casey Peak

Come join us for a day-hike out to Casey Peak in Helena National Forest! One of our members, Patrick Guinard, will be leading this 12-mile hike (6 miles in, 6 miles out) - any and all are welcome to come!

Here is the general schedule:

8:30 am - Meet at the Les Schwab parking lot by Walmart
9:15 am - Start at the Casey Peak Trailhead on the Montana City side
12:00 pm - Lunch at the Peak
1:00 pm - Head back down to the trailhead
3:00 pm - Leave Casey Peak Trailhead
3:45 pm - Arrive at Walmart Parking lot

Please make sure to bring the following items:

Water
Lunch/snacks
Sunscreen
Windbreaker (it can be windy on the peak, and temps are usually 15 below Helena's)

To help us organize carpooling, please let us know you are coming and fill out the Casey Peak Hike Registration Form!

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How To: Investing 101
Aug
20
5:30 PM17:30

How To: Investing 101

  • Lewis & Clark Library - Large Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Interested in how to manage your money? Paying down debt? Deciding how to prepare for retirement? Come to the Investing 101 talk, hosted by the Helena Young Professionals, and join two financial educators, Natalie Peeterse from MPERA and Chris Heisel from Empower Retirement, to learn more about these topics.

Attendance is free and open to anyone, but please register so we have an idea of how many people are attending.

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HYP Summer Patio Series
Aug
6
12:00 PM12:00

HYP Summer Patio Series

Join us for HYP's summer patio series at Bella Roma. 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!

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How-To: Brew with Snow Hop
Jul
21
12:30 PM12:30

How-To: Brew with Snow Hop

Do you want to learn how to brew your own beer? And sample cheese too?

HYP and Snow Hop Brewery are joining forces to bring an unforgettable "How-To" event to Helena. Dive into the brewing process with tips on ingredients and equipment to up your homebrewing game, then enjoy a flight of Snow Hop's craft beer paired with local KJ'n Ranch sheep's milk cheese for one tasty event.

Only 20 spots available!

$20 - HYP Members; $25 - Non-Members

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HYP Summer Patio Series
Jul
9
12:00 PM12:00

HYP Summer Patio Series

Join us for HYP's summer patio series at Bella Roma. 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!

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HYP Happy Hour: Envisioning Helena's Future
Jun
26
5:30 PM17:30

HYP Happy Hour: Envisioning Helena's Future

Who says public participation can't be fun? Add your voice to the future of Helena at this HYP Happy Hour. In addition to our regular networking, we will be joined by special guest Mike McConnell, a Helena City Planner. Mike will inform us about Helena's upcoming Growth Policy Update and provide us a chance to contribute feedback from a young professional perspective.

Read more about Helena's Growth Policy Update here:

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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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HYP Summer Patio Series
Jun
11
12:00 PM12:00

HYP Summer Patio Series

Join us for HYP's first summer patio series at Karmadillos. 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!


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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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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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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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