Events

Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to Billings

Who: The Base Camp
What: Banff Mountain Film Festival
Where: Lincoln Center, Billings, Montana
When: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

THE 2014/2015 BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

Sponsored by The Base Camp for the 20th consecutive year in Billings.

Wednesday, 4/29/15 at 7pm in the Lincoln Center, downtown Billings

Advance Tickets Available at The Base Camp Stores : Adults $12 / Students $10

At The Door Ticket Prices : Adults $15 / Students $12

THE FILMS: First Half

Danny MacAskill: The RidgeScotland, 2014, 7 minutes

  • Filmmakers: Stu Thomson
  • Classification: General, no advisory
  • Focus: mountain biking

World-renowned trials rider Danny MacAskill is back! Filmed on the stunning Isle of Skye in Scotland, MacAskill returns to his childhood haunt for a new challenge: riding a mountain bike on the infamous Cuillin Ridge.

Arctic Swell – Surfing the Ends of the EarthUSA, 2014, 8 minutes

  • Filmmakers: Anton Lorimer, Chris Burkard
  • Classification: General, no advisory
  • Focus: Adventure, Surfing

Surfing photographer Chris Burkard loves capturing cold water surfers. He’s prepared to venture to the ends of the earth to snap that once in a lifetime shot.

Mending the LineUSA, 2014, 20 minutes

  • Filmmakers: Steve Engman and John Waller, Uncage the Soul Productions
  • Classification: General, no advisory
  • Focus: Human Story, Fly Fishing

In 1944, 20-year-old Frank Moore landed on the beaches of Normandy. Now, at the age of 90, he returns with his wife and son to heal the wounds of his past by fly-fishing the streams he once helped free.

And Then We SwamUK, 2013, 37minutes Best Film – Exploration & Adventure/ Sponsored by MSR

  • Filmmakers: Ben Finney and Robb Ellender
  • Classification: Parental Guidance; coarse language, nudity
  • Focus: Adventure, Ocean Boating

Most adventurers who set out to cross the Indian Ocean have some rowing experience. For two blokes from the UK, that seemed like a minor detail, not a death wish.

FIRST HALF TIME TOTAL: 72MIN

INTERMISSION

THE FILMS: Second Half

Touch- France, 2014, 5 minutes

  • Filmmakers: Jean-Baptiste Chandelier
  • Classification: General
  • Focus: Paragliding

Touch is a colorful and spectacular flying tour of Santorini in Greece, the Aiguille du Midi above Chamonix and the Col du Galibier in France, with a bit of cheekiness added in, just for fun.

 

Delta DawnUSA, 2014, 16 min Best Short Mountain Film – sponsored by The North Face

  • Filmmaker: Pete McBride
  • Classification: General
  • Focus: Environment, Adventure

During an experimental pulse flow in the spring of 2014, filmmaker Pete McBride packed up his stand-up paddle board and headed to the Colorado River Delta to investigate how we use and abuse Western water – and how restoration is possible.

 

Wild Women – Faith DickeyUK, 2014, 3 minutes

  • Filmmakers: Wojtek Kozakiewicz, Polished Project
  • Classification: General
  • Focus: Slack LIning

Smile and laugh along with slack-liner Faith Dickey as she shows us just how fun life on the line can be.

 

Valley Uprising – The Golden AgeUSA, 2014, 28 minutes Grand Prize – sponsored by MEC

  • Filmmakers: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen, Josh Lowell, Zachary Barr, Sender
  • Classification: Coarse Language
  • Focus: rock climbing

Valley Uprising: The Golden Age takes us on a journey through an amazing period in the climbing history of Yosemite, from the counterculture lifestyle to the legendary big wall rivalry of pioneers Royal Robbins and Warren Harding.

 

Afterglow (Special Edit)USA, 2014, 3 minutes

  • Filmmakers: Michael Brown, Nick Waggoner, Zac Ramras, Sweetgrass Productions
  • Classification: General
  • Focus: Ski

Afterglow turns big mountain skiing on its end, and then turns it upside down again, heading

into the night through a wintery glow of trippy technicolor.

 

SECOND HALF TIME TOTAL: 55 MIN

Reservations: Tickets available at The Base Camp ($12 in advance/$15 at the door)

Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to Helena

Who: The Base Camp
What: Banff Mountain Film Festival
Where: Helena Middle School, Helena, MT
When: Fri, May 01, 2015

THE 2014/2015 BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

Sponsored by The Base Camp for the 20th consecutive year in Helena.

Friday, 5/1/15 at 7pm in the Helena Middle School Auditorium

Advance Tickets Available at The Base Camp Stores : Adults $12 / Students $10

At The Door Ticket Prices : Adults $15 / Students $12

THE FILMS: First Half

Danny MacAskill: The RidgeScotland, 2014, 7 minutes

  • Filmmakers: Stu Thomson
  • Classification: General, no advisory
  • Focus: mountain biking

World-renowned trials rider Danny MacAskill is back! Filmed on the stunning Isle of Skye in Scotland, MacAskill returns to his childhood haunt for a new challenge: riding a mountain bike on the infamous Cuillin Ridge.

Arctic Swell – Surfing the Ends of the EarthUSA, 2014, 8 minutes

  • Filmmakers: Anton Lorimer, Chris Burkard
  • Classification: General, no advisory
  • Focus: Adventure, Surfing

Surfing photographer Chris Burkard loves capturing cold water surfers. He’s prepared to venture to the ends of the earth to snap that once in a lifetime shot.

Mending the LineUSA, 2014, 20 minutes

  • Filmmakers: Steve Engman and John Waller, Uncage the Soul Productions
  • Classification: General, no advisory
  • Focus: Human Story, Fly Fishing

In 1944, 20-year-old Frank Moore landed on the beaches of Normandy. Now, at the age of 90, he returns with his wife and son to heal the wounds of his past by fly-fishing the streams he once helped free.

And Then We SwamUK, 2013, 37minutes Best Film – Exploration & Adventure/ Sponsored by MSR

  • Filmmakers: Ben Finney and Robb Ellender
  • Classification: Parental Guidance; coarse language, nudity
  • Focus: Adventure, Ocean Boating

Most adventurers who set out to cross the Indian Ocean have some rowing experience. For two blokes from the UK, that seemed like a minor detail, not a death wish.

FIRST HALF TIME TOTAL: 72MIN

INTERMISSION

THE FILMS: Second Half

Touch- France, 2014, 5 minutes

  • Filmmakers: Jean-Baptiste Chandelier
  • Classification: General
  • Focus: Paragliding

Touch is a colorful and spectacular flying tour of Santorini in Greece, the Aiguille du Midi above Chamonix and the Col du Galibier in France, with a bit of cheekiness added in, just for fun.

 

Delta DawnUSA, 2014, 16 min Best Short Mountain Film – sponsored by The North Face

  • Filmmaker: Pete McBride
  • Classification: General
  • Focus: Environment, Adventure

During an experimental pulse flow in the spring of 2014, filmmaker Pete McBride packed up his stand-up paddle board and headed to the Colorado River Delta to investigate how we use and abuse Western water – and how restoration is possible.

 

Wild Women – Faith DickeyUK, 2014, 3 minutes

  • Filmmakers: Wojtek Kozakiewicz, Polished Project
  • Classification: General
  • Focus: Slack LIning

Smile and laugh along with slack-liner Faith Dickey as she shows us just how fun life on the line can be.

 

Valley Uprising – The Golden AgeUSA, 2014, 28 minutes Grand Prize – sponsored by MEC

  • Filmmakers: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen, Josh Lowell, Zachary Barr, Sender
  • Classification: Coarse Language
  • Focus: rock climbing

Valley Uprising: The Golden Age takes us on a journey through an amazing period in the climbing history of Yosemite, from the counterculture lifestyle to the legendary big wall rivalry of pioneers Royal Robbins and Warren Harding.

 

Afterglow (Special Edit)USA, 2014, 3 minutes

  • Filmmakers: Michael Brown, Nick Waggoner, Zac Ramras, Sweetgrass Productions
  • Classification: General
  • Focus: Ski

Afterglow turns big mountain skiing on its end, and then turns it upside down again, heading

into the night through a wintery glow of trippy technicolor.

 

SECOND HALF TIME TOTAL: 55 MIN

Reservations: Tickets available at The Base Camp ($12 in advance/$15 at the door)

Grizzly Bear Education

Who: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
What: Grizzly Bear Education
Where: Montana Wild Center next to the MT Wildlife Rehab Center at Spring Meadow Lake
When: Thu, May 07, 2015

Bear Awareness

Spring Art Walk with Broadwater Elementary School

Who: The Base Camp
What: Downtown Helena Spring Art Walk
Where: 5 W. Broadway in Downtown Helena
When: Fri, May 15, 2015

The Base Camp looks forward to hosting Broadwater Elementary School and current artist in-residence Ruth Schwarz.

The artist in residency program that Broadwater Elementary School is participating in will allow the student to explore with color and design. They will be introduced to wearable art through the creation of  scarves.

Ruth Schwarz McDonald was born in Texas, raised in St. Louis, moved to Montana to go to college and never looked back. She attended the University of Montana and graduated with a BA in art education and a minor in special education. After teaching in Minnesota for her first job, she moved back to Montana where she got her teaching job in Philipsburg. She spent the rest of her teaching career there, teaching everything from special education, title I, art, math and library. During this time she continued her education by getting her masters in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in library science. Thoroughly enjoying teaching she knew there was more and retired from Philipsburg School System in 2013.

During her time of teaching she continued with her art, becoming member of Missoula calligraphy guild, signature member of the Color Pencil Society of America, and a new member of the art center in Helena.

Wildflower Hike

Who: Prickly Pear Land Trust
What: Wildflower Hike
Where: Mt Helena Trailhead Parking Lot
When: Thu, May 28, 2015

Prickly Pear Land Trust

NO NEED TO REGISTER, JUST SHOW UP!

Celebrate wildflowers on this moderate walk of less than two miles led by PPLT Board Member Bob Person. Meet at the main Mt. Helena trailhead parking lot. Which wildflowers will be out depends on the changeable spring weather.

7:00pm

Have questions? Need directions? Please call Prickly Pear Land Trust at (406) 442-0490.

Kayak Intro-Paddle Technique

Who: Helena College-University of Montana
What: Kayak Class
Where: Helena, MT
When: Mon, Jun 01, 2015

Kayaking Intro — Paddle Technique

Become familiar with the basics of the equipment and techniques. You’ll learn the different paddling strokes, along with how to control, stop, and brace your boat.

Kayaks may be rented from the instructor for $10 each, or you are free to bring your own or rent from another source of your choice. If reserving with the instructor, reserve in advance by replying to your registration confirmation email. Rental fee is payable at class (check or exact cash please.)

Kayaking Intro — Paddle Technique
Date: 6/1/2015 – 6/1/2015 Instructor: Joanne Thun
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Bldg: Room:
Days: M Sessions: 1 Location:
Fee: $19.00

Register Here

http://www.campusce.net/umhelena/course/course.aspx?catId=53

Special note for all outdoor classes
We reserve the right to cancel for weather at any time, but will only do so in cases where participant’s SAFETY is involved. We will not cancel for cold or rain but may delay or cancel for extremely high winds, lightning, or other dangerous conditions as deemed so by the instructor. The instructor’s professional discretion is the final word.

Of course, if you do not feel comfortable with the present weather conditions, you are not required to participate, but we cannot provide a refund if class continues without you.

In case of postponement, we will do our best to work with the instructor and students to reschedule if possible. If you are unable to make the rescheduled time, you will have the option of a full refund.

**Once you have registered, there will be a fee assessed for changing dates or cancellation. Any changes to your registration must occur 3 full business days before class, and you will be assessed the greater of $3 or 10% per class.

16th Annual Montana Audubon Bird Festival

Who: Montana Audubon
What: Bird Festival
Where: Red Lion Colonial Inn, Helena, MT
When: Fri, Jun 05, 2015

2015 MT Audubon

Reservations: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1692831

Kids’ Hike

Who: Prickly Pear Land Trust
What: Kids' Hike
Where: TBD
When: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Prickly Pear Land Trust

NO NEED TO REGISTER, JUST SHOW UP!

Bring your families to an Eye-Spy Nature Scavenger Hunt just for kids. Walk leaders will help kids find things like different kinds of animals, trees, flowers, weeds, and cactus, among other things. The walk is about one mile. Meeting place to be determined. Refreshments will be provided.

6:00pm

Have questions? Need directions? Please call Prickly Pear Land Trust at (406) 442-0490.

Kayak Intro-Paddle Technique

Who: Helena College--University of Montana
What: Kayak Class
Where: Helena, MT
When: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

Kayaking Intro — Paddle Technique   

Become familiar with the basics of the equipment and techniques. You’ll learn the different paddling strokes, along with how to control, stop, and brace your boat.

Kayaks may be rented from the instructor for $10 each, or you are free to bring your own or rent from another source of your choice. If reserving with the instructor, reserve in advance by replying to your registration confirmation email. Rental fee is payable at class (check or exact cash please.)

Kayaking Intro — Paddle Technique
Date: 6/15/2015 – 6/15/2015 Instructor: Joanne Thun
Time: 5:30 PM – 12:00 AM Bldg: Room:
Days: M Sessions: 1 Location:
Fee: $19.00

Register Here

http://www.campusce.net/umhelena/course/course.aspx?catId=53

Special note for all outdoor classes

We reserve the right to cancel for weather at any time, but will only do so in cases where participant’s SAFETY is involved. We will not cancel for cold or rain but may delay or cancel for extremely high winds, lightning, or other dangerous conditions as deemed so by the instructor. The instructor’s professional discretion is the final word.

Of course, if you do not feel comfortable with the present weather conditions, you are not required to participate, but we cannot provide a refund if class continues without you.

In case of postponement, we will do our best to work with the instructor and students to reschedule if possible. If you are unable to make the rescheduled time, you will have the option of a full refund.

**Once you have registered, there will be a fee assessed for changing dates or cancellation. Any changes to your registration must occur 3 full business days before class, and you will be assessed the greater of $3 or 10% per class.

Weed Pull and BBQ

Who: Prickly Pear Land Trust
What: Weed Pull and BBQ
Where: Old Shooting Range Parking Lot (Davis Gulch)
When: Thu, Jul 09, 2015

Prickly Pear Land Trust

Weed Pull and BBQ, 5:30 p.m. Meet at the Old Shooting Range Parking Lot (up Davis Gulch). Greta Dige, code enforcement officer for the city of Helena, will discuss how to identify and eliminate weeds. After pulling weeds for about an hour, enjoy burgers, hot dogs, salads, and dessert provided by the PPLT Outreach and Education Committee.

Have questions? Need directions? Please call Prickly Pear Land Trust at (406) 442-0490.

Elkhorn Endurance Runs

Who: Helena Ultra Runners League
What: Elkhorn Endurance Runs
Where: Helena, Montana
When: Sat, Aug 01, 2015

Elkhorn Advertisement

Reservations: hurlelkhorn.com
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