Thursday, March 23, 2017

More April Events

I should have know. As soon as I post a calendar I find two more cool events coming up in Helena. I will update the calendar from earlier

 CCB Egg Hunt
The Church of Cahaba Bend in Helena on Hwy 52 west will be having an Easter Egg Hunt on April 5th 6:30-8:00pm including games, fun and crafts.

Video Game Fundraiser
On April 7th 2pm-8pm HHS Video Game Fundraiser at HHS Gym. Wrist bands are $25 and it will support your Helena Huskies.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Upcoming Helena Events

Thank you for everyone's help with collecting theses events. Here is what we have so far:


March 29th           5:00pm-7:30pm Grand Opening of Tween Queens in Old Town Helena

April is Helena History Month

April 1st                8am-12pm Helena Basket Planting day at Caboose

April 1st                Helena Miracle League presents Womanless Beauty Pageant

April 5th               6:30-8:00pm Cahaba Bend Easter Egg Hunt Hwy 52West

April 7th               2pm-8pm HHS Video Game Fundraiser at HHS Gym

April 7th               6pm-9pm First Friday Celebration in Old Town Helena

April 7th               Helena Elementary Spring Fling Carnival at School
April 8th               Helena Elementary Spring Fling Carnival at School
April 9th                Helena Elementary Spring Fling Carnival at School

April 15th              9am Helena Easter Egg Hunt At Amphitheater
                              9:00 am Ages 0-2
                              10:00am Ages 3-5
                              11:00am Ages 6-8
Note: there are different times floating around but this is from the official flyer            

April 15th              Run for Their Lives Race

April 16th              Easter
April 18th              Tax Day

April 22nd             Helena Founder’s Day

April 23rd             2pm Student Concert at Griffin Farms

April 29th              9am Cahaba Bend Spring Boutique

May 6th                9am-3pm Cumberland Presbyterian Craft Bazaar

May 12-13th        Buck Creek Festival

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cooler Classes and Winterguard

Cooler Classes
Frederick McCray shared that you can sign up for their next custom building class at Frederick's Creation in Old Towne Helena. You can stop by the store in Old Towne Helena or by pay by phone.
3993 Helena Road
Helena,Al 35080
205- 538- 8738

Winter Guard
Philicia  Danner that the Helena Winterguard Varsity and Junior varsity both placed 1st in their division at competition in Tennessee. Way to Go!

HMS Choir

HMS will perform their 9th Annual Festival Concert tonight at 7pm at Helena United Methodist. Please see above for details in the poster

Helena Coffee Talk with Coach Chris and Leigh Laatsch

 Helena Coffee Talk with Coach Chris & Leigh Laatsch, 3/21,  6:30 PM, at HIS. Please join us!

Welcome Yada

Yada 8 Salon
Welcome to Yada 8 Salon and  Kathy Walden Padgett who has opened at 4094 Helena Road Ste A 624-2211.

Kathy has 25 years experience in the industry; worked for years as a skincare specialist and makeup artist only.  Now she is settling down in Helena where I use to spend lots of her days.

Kathy shared, "I always loved Helena.  I cut, color and style hair along with helping women take care of their skin and helping them find their the best makeup looks for them.  I am also a BeautiControl Independent Consultant.  I specialize in special occasion, photography shoots and film as well".

You can also follow her on her facebook page at

Monday, March 20, 2017

Coffee Shop

Hollywood Helena
Remember the movie they filmed in Helena and Fairhope during the last big snow?Mayor Hall shared on his account it is out on Amazon. So if you played a part, or love seeing Helena in the background, you can check it out here:  Amazon Movie Link

 I saw several in the credits like Laura Brookhart Michael Johnson Shelly Allbritton Bailey, and Rosalie And Jeff Oetting and others. I think they mispelled Lora Lunsford name but she is there as well. The crew got snowed in and resident delivered food and blankets on foot to them.

Wildlife Management Area

Shooting Range Re-Opening
In an article by Stephen Dawkins the public shooting next to Helena  in the Wildlife Management Area will reopen May 2017. It was closed during the spill and used as a staging area. When it reopens it will have more to offer including walkways, shelters and 25, 50 and 100-yard range. The range was pretty bare bones before and the road to it wasnt the best so I hope they improve that as well.

You will still need to own a hunting/fishing license to enter the Wildlife area or buy a Wildlife Area pass:

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Gnome Found

Congrats to the Meinbergs the won the 2017 Gnome Hunt! They found the gnome bucket in a flower pot at the caboose.

Here are the solutions to the riddle in the barcodes:

Clue 1: Seek ye the rainbow wizard of Zelda's Zone
Solution: Rainbow gumball machine called Wizard at Zone One Video game store

Clue 2: Best place to find Romance if you are French 440
Solution: Dewey Decimal system of 440 is French Romance. Next clue hidden at library at that number

Clue 3: Park and “Do Your Best”
Solution: Cahaba Lily Park Sign has the words "Do you Best"

Clue 4: Not Old Discord but ...
Solution: Harmony Graveyard historical marker sign

Clue 5: Put your nose to the grind stone
Solution: Sign by the Grind stone in front of Helena Museum

Clue 6: Four Courts but no King
Solution: Hidden at the four tennis courts in Joe Tucker Park

Last Clue: You are at the end of theses train of clues
Solution: End of Train is Caboose. Gnome hidden inside flower pot by caboose entrance

Helena Gnome Hunt

The Helena Gnome Hunt Starts here on Saturday Morning:

Friday, March 17, 2017

Presidential Awards

 Photo of the Day
The photo goes to Jenny Mcroy who shared a old Helena photograph taken by Pete Owens photo of Jack Kellan and Melvin Cotman at the Helena "Central Park". You can see that the rail car was beautiful and it is parked behind Old Town. You can see the back of Helena Mercantile to the right and Lazy Boy bbq (old jail) to the left. Thank you so much to Jenny for sharing this with us!!!

Presidential Awards
Helena Intermediate Mathematics teacher Natalie Landrum and Helena Intermediate Principal Kathy Paiml (both to right) were at the Presidential Awards luncheon in Montgomery for a special meeting in a recent news article by Graham Brooks. I wont spoil it but it is the highest recognition that a K-12 mathematics or science teacher may receive in the United States. See the full Article here:

Spring Craft Bazaar 
Helena Cumberland Presbyterian Church will host its craft bazaar Saturday, May 6 from 9-3. Outdoor vendor  spaces will be available for $30.00, $35.00 if you need electricity. Space is limited so reserve early. There will be a kids area with inflatables, a petting zoo, games and more. For more information send me a PM or email

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Helena Miracle League

Welcome to Helena Miracle League!
The Helena Miracle League has formed in Helena. It allows children and adults with a wide range of disabilities and illness play baseball on a smooth field. We welcome you to join us by spreading the word and helping us raise funds to build a baseball field in Helena, Alabama. We invite players, families and supporters from Helena and surrounding cities in Shelby, Jefferson and Chilton counties to become a part of our community.

Soon, you’ll be able to sign up to receive updates from us and make a donation from the site – so check back often.

6 Things to know about Helena

6 Things to Know
I love that a young Helena resident, Caitlin Crawford, create a "6 Things you know well if you live in Helena, Alabama" list. I dont want to ruin it but click below and share any you have as well:

Helena Art Awards

From left, Helena students Sasha Zannis, Lee Davis, Eleanor Martin, Noah Yawn and Sophia Lane show off their artwork at the Superintendent’s Visual Arts Exhibit and Awards presentation on Tuesday, March 14. (Reporter Photo/Keith McCoy)
Helena Art Awards
Graham share in an article that the "most artistic students in the Shelby County School district were honored on Tuesday, March 14, at the Superintendent’s Visual Arts Exhibit and Awards presentation at the Shelby County Instructional Services Building.

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade were recognized in a variety of categories for their artwork that was on display for parents and administrators to see". Two of Helena students was  recognized at the district level, will also have their artwork submitted to the Alabama State Exhibit. They were:
–Mari Margaret Comer, Helena High and
–Noah Yawn, Helena High

Helena High School student Lee Davis was presented two awards for artwork in Category I and Category II with her drawing “My Colorful Face” and photo “Angle of Face.”

The Helena students awarded at the district level are as follows:

Category I, Grades K-6
Sophia Lane, Helena Intermediate–Second place
Eleanor Martin, Helena Elementary

Category I, Grades 7-8
Sasha Zannis, Helena Middle

Category I, Grades 9-10
Lee Davis, Helena High

Category I, Grades 11-12
Mari Margaret Comer, Helena High–Second place
Lauren Beagle, Helena High

Category II, Grades 9-10
Lee Davis, Helena High–Second place

Category II, Grades 11-12
Noah Yawn, Helena High–First place
Katie Loon, Helena High

Easter Egg Hunt

“Annual City of Helena Easter Egg Hunt”
April 15th, 2017
Helena Amphitheater
Time: 9am-12pm

                 Age  0-2                       9:00am-10:00am
                 Age 3-5                       10:00am-11:00am
                 Age 6-8                    11:00am-12:00pm

Join in on the fun!

Easter Bunny*inflatables*face painting*games
Each child that finds the “Golden Egg” will receive a special prize.


 Christian Life Church, Bud’s Best Cookies, Helena Neighborhood Walmart, Helena Publix, Sport Clips and Oak Mtn. Orthodontics 

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