Weekend Events in Helena
Another wonderful weekend in Helena. Not only are there parks, trails, and rivers to enjoy outside, we have some great entertainment that is free! In fact, people come from other cities to enjoy our weekend events. So come see what you are missing and try to make at least one of these events.
7pm Team Trivia at La Reunion Coffee house in Old Town Helena
7pm - 11pm Greg Shirley at Papa Saia's Tiki Deck 4300 Helena Road, Helena, AL 35080 205-621-6161
8pm Free Movie: The HBA will show Zookeeper outside at the Helena Amphitheater. The admission is free but they have the concession stand open so no outside food or drink
9pm DJ Fuzzy at Rio's bar and Grill 2693 Hwy 58 Helena, AL 205-664-0366
8am-Noon Helena Market Days at the Helena Amphitheater (see details below)
8am-Noon Lifesouth Bloodmobile Blood Drive at Helena Amphitheater 4151 Helena Road Helena, AL
9am-10am Chef Randall Baldwin Dyron gives cooking demonstration at Helena Amphitheater 4151 Helena Road Helena, AL
9am-1pm Helena Museum Open . It is where 1st Avenue East meets Helena Road.
10am-11am Abbey Greer performs at the Helena Amphitheater 4151 Helena Road Helena, AL
11am-11pm Rio's Bar and Grill Grand Opening (see details below) 2693 Hwy 58 Helena, AL 205-664-0366
11am Boston Butt sale to raise money for Jamie Cagle's family
2pm-6pm Whiskey Dix performs at Rio's Bar and Grill
6pm-8:30pm Jerome from 4 on the floor performs at Rio's
7pm Thomas Trussell performs at La Reunion
7pm-11pm Sexy Tractor performs at Papa Saias 4300 Helena Road, Helena, AL 35080 TEL: 205-621-6161
9pm DJ Dr. Bay at Rio's Bar and Grill
2pm-6pm Jerome Performs at Papa Saias 4300 Helena Road, Helena, AL 35080 TEL: 205-621-6161
Here are the yardsales that were shared with me:
1097 Chateau Drive: Saturday, July 28th 6a.m.-10 a.m. , Helena?
Lots of toys, Power Wheels Barbie Jeep, Mega Blocks Castle, Littlest Pet Shop, My Little Pony, Girls Bikes, Girls Clothes 5-16 and much more!
2752 Aspen Lake Road: The garage sale will start at 7am and run till 1pm on Saturday the 28th.We are located in the Silver Lakes Neighborhood on South Shades Crest.
860 Old Cahaba Drive: Saturday 7/28 6am-12pm . Furniture, treadmill, dishware, baby items, home decor, pictures, shoes, cleats, and baseball bats, scooters, child bicycle, Thomas the Train set with trains, rugs, Auburn jersey great condition auburn tshirts -long/short sleeve, jackets.
1017 Stonecreek Dr. Friday and Saturday 8AM-? All gently used name brand clothing ( Gymboree, Nike, Abercrombie, UnderArmor,PS Aeropostale, Aerpostale, Cache, New York, Limited.)Girls sizes 4T-5T and 4 and 5 Boys M-XL and 8-12 Womens S-XL and 4-14 Mens M-XXL and 27-38 Household Items, Decor and some furniture...
1510 Timber Dr. from 7:00-1:00 We have clothes, school desks, books, toys and much more.
218 Lee’s Cove 7am-2pm Saturday (Located in Falliston Subdivision next Walgreens)Multi-family Garage SaleFor sale: Furniture, Exercise Equipment, Fishing Gear, Home Décor/Baby Items/Clothing, Toys & alot moreJ
Rio's Grand opening
Rio's Bar will have their Grand opening this Saturday. They will have giveaways all day and night as well as music. Crystal Hamrick also wanted to do something special for their opening. They will combine it with a fundraiser for Jamie Cagle's family. They will be selling boston butts and ribs with all profits going to to the charity and will also have a 50/50 raffle. For the music they will have Whiskey Dix from 2-6pm, then 2pm-6pm Jerome performs and finally DJ Dr Bay will be staring up at 9pm. Remember it is a 21 or older environment. Their address is 2693 Hwy 58 Helena, AL 205-664-0366
Helena Market Days
This Saturday, July 28th, the Helena Market Days will be open from 8am until Noon. Come enjoy fresh produce from local farmers. We will have Chef Randall Baldwin Dyron from Low Country Cuisine giving a cooking demonstration at 9am. You can read more about him below.
Our featured charity will be Cornerstone Church of Helena!
We will have a Blood Drive 8am-Noon for www.lifesouth.org
and finally live Music from Abbey Greer!
About our Chef Randall
Born in Saraland, AL in Mobile County, Randall Baldwin grew up helping his mom and grandmother cook in the family kitchen. After spending a few years in the US Marine Corps, Randall decided to follow his passion for cooking and pursued his formal training at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. While at CIA, Randall developed a deep admiration for Chef Frank Stitt and his dream was to work in Frank’s kitchen. That dream came to reality when he earned an externship spot at Bottega during his last year of school. Upon graduation, Randall was offered a full time position at Bottega. He was later promoted to Chef de Cuisine at Chez Fonfon and was eventually named the Kitchen Manager at Highlands Bar and Grill.
Growing up in Mobile County, Randall is very familiar with coastal cuisine and when he thinks of Lowcountry, he thinks of South Alabama. He thinks of catching fish as a boy and cooking them the same day. He loves fresh ingredients and he embraces the idea that with great ingredients, you don’t need complicated dishes. His plans for Dyron’s Lowcountry include changing the menu more regularly to accommodate fresh and available local produce while focusing on keeping the menu simple and true to his vision of the Lowcountry. When describing fresh ingredients, Randall said, “I want tomatoes that are still warm from the afternoon sun when they come in the back door of the restaurant.” In his words, “I want to enhance the flavors in our dishes by focusing on finding the very best ingredients and preparing them in the traditional Lowcountry style. For me, that means simple dishes that have roots in coastal and Lowcountry traditions, just like my mom used to make".
Helena Early Poll Results
Okay, this weekend will be one month from the Helena Election on August 28th. So this is a good time to post results from our early reader's poll. We were just shy of 700 readers who shared who they think will win the elections in a month. I had a couple of candidates already say they think the poll is inaccurate and...
They are absolutely correct in the sense that this isn't a true scientific poll. It is only based on the opinions of people who read this blog, so it doesn't show the preference of voters who are not online or who never heard of the blog. Think of this poll as a sampling of voters. I think this is just another piece of data like going to candidate's facebook pages.
I am going to keep the poll up for people who haven't voted yet but turn off the "show result" feature. August will be the climax of the municipal campaign season and a lot can change in a month. So if you are candidate (or big supporter of one of the candidates) and you think your numbers are low then use the poll as a motivator to get out there and meet more people. If you are undecided then here is a link to learn more: Candidates.
1. Who will win Helena Mayor?
Mark R. Hall 33.6%
Charles "Sonny" Penhale 30.6%
Greg Eddins 25.6%
Ed Scheirer 1.6%
This question had the fewest undecided. I think this is because the Mayor candidates started early and more people have met them.
2. City Council Place #1
Leigh Hulsey 67.9%
George T. "Tad" Parker 16.9%
Tangee Edwards 2.2%
3. City Council Place #2
Mike Jones 56.2%
Barbara Hyche 31.1%
4. City Council Place #3
Cris Nelson 54.0%
Mike "GR-BBQ" McNorton 28.3%
5. City Council Place #4
Leslie Bartlett 48.3%
Jerry Deon Pate 33.3%
Lost and Found
We have two found dogs and one lost one. Here's the break down:
Found: This dog was found in Old Cahaba. Email me if this is your dog and I will pass it along