Thursday, April 06, 2017

Wonder Filled Weekend in Helena

Wow, Lots of great events in Helena this weekend. The weather is also going to be perfect for theses events! First I will give you the short calendar then go into details after it.... deal? Let me know if I am missing any Helena events

April 7th               3pm-9pm HHS Video Game Fundraiser at HHS Gym
April 7th               5:30pm-9pm First Friday Celebration in Old Town Helena                      
April 7th               5:30pm-10pm Helena Elementary Spring Fling Carnival at School
April 8th               8am-Noon River Cleanup at the Helena Amphitheater
April 8th               10 am Blood drive at Old Cahaba Spring Event at Parkway Pool
April 8th               10:00am -4:00pm Helena Elementary Spring Fling Carnival at School
April 8th               5pm-8pm 1st Annual Bike Night and Open House MotorCycle Supply Hwy 52W
April 9th               1:00pm-5:00pm  Helena Elementary Spring Fling Carnival at School Sunday
April 9th               3pm Easter Egg Hunt at Helena United Methodist
April 10th             11am Beef O Brady Grand Opening in Helena Monday
First Friday 
This Friday starting at 5:30pm it will be a great time to enjoy the Historic Old Town Helena in a celebration called First Friday which will last to 9pm. Fair warning, if you are planning on enjoying this event then find a different route home that evening because 261/Helena rd will be backed up and plus Helena Elementary is having their Spring Carnival at the same time so park your car and enjoy or take another route.

Make plans to visit the Arts Council booth at First Friday tomorrow and find out what we have planned for Helena!  While you're there let the kids paint a rock with us, then have fun hiding it in Old Town for others to find.The first person to find the special Helena Arts Council Rock wins a prize! #ArtsCouncilRocks

In addition to the wonderful Helena store being open late with sales and prizes, the Helena Museum will be open. There also will be several food vendors in the area, musical entertainment and fun for all ages. Here is an unofficial map of the event:

Helena Elementary Carnival 
Do you like cotton candy, carnival rides and games? The 3 day Spring Fling has returned to the playgound at Helena Elementary school. It starts Friday night at 5:30pm and ends Sun at 5pm.

Keep in mind Friday will be great weather but there will be traffic at the First Friday Event. Make sure you bring cash, for rides and games. There will also be some amazing auctions.
Friday Night Gaming
If walking around Old Town is not your thing then the Huskies Video Game fundraiser will be rocking in the Helena High School Gym. It starts at 2pm and ends at 8pm. The wrist bands are $25 which is great deal for 6 hours. Check out the poster above. This sounds perfect for your teen who is too old for the fair.

Whew, Friday night rocks!...on to Saturday

Renew Our Rivers
This Saturday morning at the Helena Amphitheater from 8am-Noon. The Cahaba Riverkeeper are hosting a river cleanup. The location on maps is 4151 Helena Rd, Helena, Alabama 35080. You can walk and pickup trash or canoe using a shuttle from Canoe the Cahaba on Highway 52 for those that want to bring their own boats.

Blood Drive
I know a place where you can lose weight, help people, and have a someone tie your air with a rubber tube on their bed. It is the Blood Drive in Old Cahaba this Saturday 9am-1pm April 8, 2017
There will also be food trucks there for after with sweets to help you fill back up.

Bike Night and Open House
Saturday night is the grand opening of Motorcycle Supply and they are hosting a Bike Night. Alan is also giving a portion of the proceeds to help Lone Warriors. It will be 5pm-8pm and they will have Saw's BBQ, giveaways and a Best Bike Contest. It is a great way to welcome a new business.

Sunday Easter Egg Hunt
Helena Untied Methodist at 2035 Co Rd 58 in Helena will be having their annual Easter Egg Hunt for ages 0-5th grade, so bring your basket and a camera and go to the pavilion at the back at 3pm.

Upcoming Events after the Weekend

April 8th               Helena Elementary Spring Fling Carnival at School

April 8th              5-8pm 1st Annual Bike Night and Open House MotorCycle Supply Hwy 52W

April 9th                Helena Elementary Spring Fling Carnival at School

April 9th               3pm Easter Egg Hunt at Helena united Methodist

April 10th             Beef O Brady Grand Opening in Helena

April 14th              7pm First Baptist of Helena will be having Good Friday Service

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 21-22nd         Old Cahaba Community Wide Yard Sale

April 22nd            HUMC Spring Fest  Saturday, April 22   4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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

July 9th                6-pm Jazz in the Park at the Helena Amphitheater

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