Don't let Friday the 13 get you down. You are in Luck! There is a lot of things to do this weekend. There is the Spring Carnival at the Elementary school all weekend, La Reunion Idol, a community concert, a spring cleaning at the Amphitheater and I'll have a meet and greet in Sunday. After the calendar I will have details of specific events if you want to learn more. I will also be updating the post today so be sure to check back later. Please email me if you have an event in Helena that you want to share!
5:30pm-10pm Spring Fling Carnival at Helena Elementary 187 Third Street
7pm Team Trivia at La Reunion Coffee house in Old Town Helena
10pm Elijah Butler performs at Papa Saias
7am-NoonYard Sale at 2164 Old Cahaba Place .-- wide assortment of things from baby clothes to video games and household items and small electronics.
8am-Noon Helena Amphitheater Clean up- Come give back to our park and spend whatever time you can spare and making it beautiful!
8:45am Chess Tournament Pushing Pawns Scholastic at Helena Intermediate School 3500 Hwy 52 Helena, AL. Check in start at 8am. Open to Students K-12. USCF Swiss Style Tournament rules
10am-10pm Spring Fling Carnival at Helena Elementary 187 Third Street
12pm-3pm You’re a Hoot and Jennarosity show at La Reunion Coffee House (A jewelry show)
2pm -4pm Kick-A-thon at Helena Sports Complex
5:30pm Community Concert at Helena Amphitheater
7pm La Reunion Idol Singing Contest at La Reunion. Here's a video of what to expect: http://vimeo.com/10828403
9pm Jerome Acoustics performs at Papa Saias
1pm-5pm Spring Fling at Helena Elementary
1:30pm A Grain of Sand Clasp Trunk Show starts at Bead Biz (April 15th-17th
2pm No Sleep Meet and Greet at papa Saias deck (Blogaversary)
6:30pm HUMC starts new Amplified church service to replace 718
Helena Elementary School will be hosting their annual Spring Fling Carnival April 13-15. The school will have three days of midway rides and games. Saturday will feature extra carnival games hosted by the various HES classrooms. A silent auction will also be held on Saturday, with bidding from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Mega Band armbands will be available for $30, which will be good for unlimited rides all three days. One-day armbands will also be available for $12 on Friday and Sunday and $20 on Saturday. Times for the event are Friday, April 13 - 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday, April 14 – 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; and Sunday, April 15 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The event is sponsored by the PTO with proceeds benefitting all classrooms to provide updated technology, teaching tools and supplies.
United Taekwondo Centers are hosting a Kick-A-Thon event at the Helena Sports Complex on Saturday, April 14 from 2-4 p.m.
The event will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Sean Gilliam of Impact Martial Arts in Pelham says the event will offer free Self-Defense Workshops from 2:30-3:30 p.m. The Kid Safe Workshop topics for youth are Bully Proof and Stranger Danger. Adult Street Smart Self-Defense will demonstrate basic awareness and safety and basic self-defense techniques.
All proceeds from donations and Kick-A-Thon T-shirts will go to St. Jude.
“Several schools will be participating in the Kick-A-Thon. This is a great opportunity for kids who are passionate about Martial Arts to help save lives of children battling cancer or other illnesses.”
"Free Community Concert @ Helena Amphitheater April 14th. Gate open at 4:30 with music by Helena artists Corey Nolen & The Forgetaways beginning at 5:30. Bring the family, friends, a picnic dinner, and some blankets or chairs. Several gas grills will be provided for anyone wanting to cook out."
Kids First Awareness
Jennifer Moore sent this in about an organization to raise clothes:
"I am a long-time resident of Helena, and I volunteer at an organization called Kids First Awareness in Alabaster. We serve at-risk children by focusing on education and helping them remain drug free. On April 14, I am hosting a clothing "shop" for these children, and I would like to ask for your help publicizing it. As a reader of your blog for many years, I know that so many people see it, and I need to get the word out!
I am taking donations of new or gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories to fit children in grades K-12. We will set these items up in a "store" that these children will be able to "shop" in, but it will not require real money. They are earning their credits by coming to the center, doing homework, and helping keep it clean. In addition, we will be picking up homeless children from downtown Birmingham to come and shop.
We are a non-profit organization, and tax receipts will be provided for anyone who donates. Of course, corporate monetary donations are welcome, and all monies will be used to stock the store.
Anyone interested may contact me by email or phone, and you may publish both. I am more than happy to pick up any donations".