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Out and About: Drag Races, Gardening, and SOMT Summer Games

Special Olympics
Posted at 9:58 AM, May 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-18 22:38:15-04

HELENA — In this week's Out and About we're talking about drag races, gardens are good to plant, and the Special Olympics Montana Summer Games return in full.

Helena Valley Timing Association's Spring Drag Races - Rocky Mountain Emergency Services Training Center - 5/21

Just east of the Helena airport, you might hear some roars as the Helena Valley Timing Association kicks off its Spring Drag Race. Races will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., tickets are $5 but kids under 12 can get in for free.

If you have a car you'd like to race, that will cost $40 and inspections will start at 7:30 a.m. with the drivers meeting starting at 9:30 a.m.

Gardenwerks Spring Classes - Gardenwerks - 5/19 to 5/20

With Mother Nature's early spring antics likely out of the way, this weekend might be one of the better opportunities to get a jump start on the garden, and if you're looking to learn a few tips along the way Gardenwerks has a few classes available this weekend.

On Friday, the farm will host itsfertilizer and soil amendments workshop where you can learn how to care for the nutrient level of your garden and what you need to keep your garden growing strong.

If a salsa garden isn't quite your style but potted flowers are, on Saturday the farm will host a class on container flower gardening.

To learn more about the two events above, that information can be found on the Gardenwerks website.

Special Olympics Montana Summer Games - Bozeman - 5/17 to 5/20

For the first time in several years, the Special Olympics Montana Summer Games will return in full with approximately 700 athletes and 180 unified partners set to compete across the weekend. As the games inch closer volunteers to help with scoring, timing, and officiating games to name a few are still needed. To learn about how to become a volunteer and where volunteers are needed, you can find that information on the Special Olympics Montana website.

Cohesion Dance Project's: MT Roots - 1020 Argyle Street, Helena - 5/19 to 5/21

Starting Friday night, Cohesion Dance Project will unveil its latest event, MT Roots. The evening-length work was conceived by the project's 2023 artist-in-residence Hannah Grace. The event has four different performances and features 25 area dancers. Through dance, physical theater, poetry, and music, audiences journey through Montana's unique landscape into their own hearts to refine their definition of 'home' according to a press release from Cohesion Dance Project. Tickets to the event can be found on the Cohesion Dance Project website.

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