Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Helena, Hosey and Husky

Helena Photo of the Day
Laura Brookhart shared this photo from the back of 2nd Street that few people see driving by it. It is some changes being made behind the Art Gallery Ice and Coal and the Coal Yard

Paint the Town Husky
Kristi Scozzaro shared this photo of the Helena Depot who is already getting into the Homecoming Spirit by being part of the decorating contest.

Way to Go
Kendell Hosey came in 25th out of 116 at the Shelby County Cross County Championship 2014 on Tuesday. Way to Go!

Farmerguard Donation
FarmerGuard  Pest Control donated $1,032.00 to the Helena High School Band Boosters. The money raised was part of their "FarmerGuard Gives Back" program that raises money for various Helena organizations. Owner Alan Farmer said " We love our community and are especially proud of the new Helena High School Band and all of the hard work Band Director Jeff Burnside, students, and parents have put into getting this program up and running. It's exciting to watch the amazing half-time show and to see one of the area's greatest high school marching bands right here in Helena."

Celebrate Calm
Though not in Helena, Denise Davis shared this for parents:
Kirk Martin is a behavioral consultant and founder/director of Celebrate Calm. He is a well- known parent and teacher educator (featured last month in “Parenting” magazine and speaks to parents/teachers globally).  Kirk  personally taught over 1,500 intense children emotional self-regulation, social skills and academic tools through innovative Camps in the nation’s capital. For decades, he has equipped over 400,000 parents, teachers, and students with practical, concrete strategies through 1,000 workshops.Kirk will be offering a free workshop for parents on Monday, October 13th at Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church  from 7-9 p.m.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Helena Reader's Choice Monday


Helena Picture of the Day
Today's picture of the day goes to Sherrie Pippin with this beautiful sunset behind Helena Merchantile's roof. Also dont forget, Today is National Coffee Day so wake up and celebrate. Today's Stories were all shared by the reader's of this blog, so let's see what everyone is talking about today...

Library Story Time
Dan shared that there will be a special Evening Story Time at the Helena library today
Grandma’s Stories Monday, September 29th at 6:00 PM At the Jane B. Holmes Public Library

Sad Notice
Suzette  Bunch shared that Frank Griffin passed away last week. in your post. "He built and owned Fox Valley Apartments and was well known to us old timers of Helena. His parents went to Helena Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He died Thursday 9/25". Frank's family has been in Helena for 5 generations.
Helena Teen Council
The first Helena Teen Council met yesterday at Helena City Hall. Kylie Woodman shared the expectations of the organization, and what will be coming soon. Helena City Council President, Cris Nelson, welcomed and addressed the new youth leaders. The group help develop leadership and give them an inside look into government.

Looking for Dog
Jerrell Jamerson shared that his family is, "considering getting a second dog to be a companion to our 4 month old dachshund. I'm looking in Helena for a small dog under 10 pounds. Around 1 year old and house trained. But I don't want to post my number. They can email me at jsjamerson@charter.net or private message me on Facebook".

Fox Valley Hiring 
Jamie Fitts shared that,  "Fox Valley is looking to fill the following positions: hostess, server, and busser".

Horse Day Camp
Suzanne Schnetzler shared that School is out on Oct 13 and November 11. Rocking S Farm will be having day camp both of those days.
Call for details:205-441-9490.

Helena CHeerleaders
Teresa Mauterer shared that HHS Cheerleaders were selected as the WIAT Cheerleaders of the Week! Way to Go!

The Worst Road
Laura Joseph shared an article that about the section of road from Morgan Road (52west) from Interstate 459 to South Shades Crest Road which is called "One of the worst roads in Jefferson County". The article explains some of the reasons for the delays and why it may change soon: FULL ARTICLE

7 Stone Riot Tour
Michelle Ellis shared that 7 Stone Riot has their website up and running now and are preselling their upcoming debut record "Waiting Game" and have already confirmed 2 dates for a Fall/Winter tour with Era9 - Nov 15 in Dallas, Tx and Dec 5 in Warren, Michigan. www.7stoneriot.com

CrossFit Furious
Sarah Stainback shared that "Crossfit Furious had five teams compete in the Charlie's Angels competition. Three teams won first place, one team won second place, and one team won third place in their divisions!" Way to GO!

Helena High Student
"Cindy Warner with Shelby County Schools says administrators at the high school received a report of a threat and launched an investigation Wednesday". A Helena High Student was taken into cusody.

"Warner says the investigation helped administrators determine that the student made “some statements that were of concern.”.."She says there was no imminent danger to students or faculty students".Full Article

Sam Lilly Liquidators
Sam Lilly is closing its Helena warehouse. They will continue to sell on their website: http://samlilly.com/ and at on site locations. I wonder how they will move this airplane and bug that I saw there on Friday.

Bagley Books
Kate Bagley has become an independent consultant with Usborne Books and More. She is offering double FREE books for anyone who hosts a party through October 20. She has a wide range of books that are fun and educational for every age group. There are even AR books! It's a great time to stock up on Christmas gifts. Please contact her by phone or email kate.w.bagley@gmail.com if you are interested in shopping or hosting a party. You can also get in touch with her via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/1683215605237795/
Husky Air Power

Helena Homecoming
Helena High will be celebrating this first homecoming this week. Here is the list of activites:

Monday, Sept. 29th:
• Favorite Holiday Day
• Students, Faculty and Staff dress for your favorite Holiday.

Tuesday, Sept. 30th:
• Team and Toga Tuesday
• Underclassmen wear college team shirts; Seniors wear Togas
Evening Activities
• Freshman vs. Sophomore Kickball Game @ 7:00 p.m., followed by Junior vs. Senior
Powder Puff Game @ Helena High School Football Stadium
• Admission is $5 and covers admission to both events.

Wednesday, Oct. 1 st:
• Way Back Wednesday (Decade Day)
• Dress up and represent your favorite decade.
Evening Activity
• Volleyball Tournament @ 6:00 p.m. in the HHS gym. (Admission is $1)
Husky Selfie
Thursday, Oct. 2nd:
• Superhero Thursday
• Dress like your favorite superhero.
Evening Activity
• Community-Wide Bonfire @ 7:30 p.m. on HHS campus

Future so Bright- Gotta wear shades
Friday, Oct. 3rd:
• Blue and Black Friday
• Wear your class HOMECOMING t-shirt.
• Morning Student Activity – “Class Olympics” (admission $1)
• Afternoon Student Activity – “Mr. HHS Pageant” (admission is $1)
• Pep Rally in the Gym (will begin at approximately 2:15 PM)
• Parents are welcome to attend the pep rally.

Evening Activities
 6:30 p.m. Homecoming Court Presented and Homecoming Queen Crowned
 7:00 p.m. Helena vs. Jemison Kickoff (can goods collected at the gate)
9:30-12:00 p.m. Homecoming Dance @ Helena Sports Complex
Admission is $10 per student

Welcome to Homecoming Week for Helena
Paint the Town with “Husky Pride”
Spirit Week September 29 – October 3, 2014
If you are in Helena you actually feel it, if you visit, you see it.  We all have that “Husky Feeling”.  So what a better way to continue the “Husky Pride” than a little friendly competition between all Helena Business!

During our first official “SPIRIT WEEK” let’s all join in – IN PAINTING THE TOWN WITH “HUSKY PRIDE” with a  little friendly competition between the businesses (who’s got the most SPIRIT?).  Helena businesses can “Show their SPIRIT” with store front and/or window decoration!
Businesses MUST register by calling 205-624-3367 or they can register at paintthetownhusky@gmail.com  There is no cost to register, but if you don’t register, we don’t know you are entering your business.  All entering businesses must register their location no later than Saturday, September 27, 2014. 

Spirit week judges will be on the lookout all week with the winner “unleashed” on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 10:00am.  The “SPIRIT WEEK WINNER” will proudly display a winning certificate of achievement, for all Huskies to admire and receive a SHOUT OUT during the Helena Homecoming Game.  Pictures of the week will also be posted on the Facebook page of the Helena Athletics Association and No Sleep in Helena, and the winner will have a Large SHOUTOUT and Bragging Rights!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Weekend in Helena


Picture of the Day
The Helena Picture of the Day goes to Curtis Danner with the gentle view of the Buck Creek flowing toward the Cahaba.


Superintendent of Ed Visit
Ramona  Rice shared that the State Superintendent of Education of Alabama, Tommy Bice, will be in Helena on  Today Thursday, September 25th at the Helena High School at 1310 Hillsboro Pkwy at 6pm .  They are allowing 30 mins of Question and Answers at the end so have your questions ready!


Helena Weekend Happenings


Thursday Sept 25th
6pm Tommy Bice speaks at Helena High
8pm Kelly from US band performs at Papa Saias

Friday Sept 26th
9am-7pm Consignment Sale at Church of Cahaba Bend on 52 West
7pm Huskies battles Chelsea at Helena High (game can be heard live at 99.9 FM APH Radio)
9pm Microwave Dave and the Nukes perform at Rio's $5 Cover

Saturday Sept 27th
8am-1pm Consignment Sale at Cahaba Bend
9am Helena Middle school XC team  at Heardmont Park in Oak Mtn
10am-2pm Bentley Bake Sale and Silent Auction at Sam Lilly on Co Rd 52 Helena
10am-2pm Drug Disposal service CVS at 4685 Highway 17, Helena

Also Bead Biz has art classes all weekend and you can check her schedule here: https://www.thebeadbiz.com/product-category/classes/

Yard Sale

1800 Amberley Woods Way, Helena Multi-Family Garage Sale on Saturday 9/27 at  ,7 a.m.-2 p.m. Furniture, Appliances, Bike Trailer, Kitchen Ware, Home D├ęcor, lots of boutique children clothes/shoes, and much more!

Consignment Sale
The Day School at Cahaba Bend (at the Church at Cahaba Bend, across from the intermediate school) is having our fall consignment sale!! Shop Friday 9am -7pm and Saturday 8am-1pm!! 11,000 items to choose from, and a portion of all items sold goes to benefit our wonderful preschool/MDO program. LINK

The Church at Cahaba Bend’s "New 2 You" Consignment Sale provides the community with a great source for gently worn children’s clothing, toys, furniture, and maternity items at reasonable prices. Sellers receive 70% of their proceeds while the remaining 30% will go to support The Day School at Cahaba Bend.

Friday, September 26
9:00am - 7:00pm

Saturday, September 27
8:00am - 1:00pm
(1/2 off most items on Sat!)

Support for Robby Bentley
There will be a bake sale and silent auction for Robby Bentley  to support him and his family during the difficult days ahead for his fight for Lymphoma Cancer. You can read more here.

Lock the Cars
Julie emailed me to remind everyone to lock you car doors at night. She recently had someone go into her unlock car and rummage through it in her driveway.

Meet you at the Pole
Dawn Cobb shared this photo of the local youth meeting at the flagpole yesterday morning to celebrate the "See you at the Pole". You can watch a news clip about it here: see-you-at-the-pole
Also below is a photo from Michelle Smith.




Paint the Town with “Husky Pride”
Spirit Week September 29 – October 3, 2014

If you are in Helena you actually feel it, if you visit, you see it.  We all have that “Husky Feeling”.  So what a better way to continue the “Husky Pride” than a little friendly competition between all Helena Business! 
During our first official “SPIRIT WEEK” let’s all join in – IN PAINTING THE TOWN WITH “HUSKY PRIDE” with a  little friendly competition between the businesses (who’s got the most SPIRIT?).  Helena businesses can “Show their SPIRIT” with store front and/or window decoration! 
Businesses MUST register by calling 205-624-3367 or they can register at paintthetownhusky@gmail.com  There is no cost to register, but if you don’t register, we don’t know you are entering your business.  All entering businesses must register their location no later than Saturday, September 27, 2014. 

Spirit week judges will be on the lookout all week with the winner “unleashed” on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 10:00am.  The “SPIRIT WEEK WINNER” will proudly display a winning certificate of achievement, for all Huskies to admire and receive a SHOUT OUT during the Helena Homecoming Game.  Pictures of the week will also be posted on the Facebook page of the Helena Athletics Association and No Sleep in Helena, and the winner will have a Large SHOUTOUT and Bragging Rights!

This friendly competition between local businesses show our community and school just how proud we are of them.  Don’t forget to register your business, if you DON’T REGISTER, JUDGES WON’T KNOW YOU’VE GOT  S-P-I-R-I-T!  Remember that the deadline to register is Saturday, September 27, 2014. So what are you waiting for?  Register your business today and let the “Game Begin”!   




Photo Fundraiser
Diana Martin shared that she is doing a mini session event in Helena Amphitheater park on October 25th. Here is what she shared:
"I am a photographer and this particular mini session event is extra special because it's a fundraiser for a sweet couple doing a domestic adoption. You can check out my facebook here: www.facebook.com/sparkpics and read more about the whole thing.

I will be donating 100% of the profits to the adopting couple, and I really want to raise $1000. Right now I have 10 slots available, and each slot is $100. My expenses for the shoot will be less than $100".

Best Plumber
One person was missing from the Best of the Best post from yesterday. Helena's John Bredehoft was  named in the top three of the best of Shelby County "Best Plumber". He has been in  business for  8 years now as Total Plumbing Service and his phone is 205-281-0503. Sorry John!

Huskies vs Hornets
Helena High will be playing a non-conference game against the undefeated Chelsea Hornets who are ranked 30th in the State according to CBS Maxprep website. Despite Helena's lost the the regional number one team, Helena still rose 44 places in the State ranking from to the #205 spot.

The Chelsea Hornets colors are Blue and White and coached by Chris Elmore. Chelsea average 31 points a game and their defense hold opponents to an average of 15 points a game. Helena Huskies score an average of 33 points per game and hold their opponents to an average of 16 points a game. This should be a good one. make sure to come to Helena High to watch or listen to it live on 99.9 FM.


Husky like a Sir




Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Best Winners, Track and Sidewalk


Picture of the Day
Connie Reynolds wins the Helena Picture of the Day with a view of the rail bridge over Buck Creek.

Best of the Shelby County
Cris Nelson shared the Shelby Living 2014 Best of the Best and their Helena connection. Here's what she posted:
Best Bar - Rio's Bar & Grill
Best Patio Dining - Papa Saia's
Best Caterer - Home Plate Cooking
Best Crossfit - Crossfit Alabaster - (Not a Helena business but owned by Helena resident and City Council member Leigh Griffith Bradon Hulsey!)
Best Farmers Market - Helena Market Days
Best Community Center - Helena Community Center
Best Children's Clothing Center - Beka's Boutique
Best Grocery Store - Publix
Best Bank - Regions
Best Oil Change - Express Oil Change
Congratulations to everyone who won and the others that were nominated!!

Update: One is missing, Helena's John Bredehoft was named in the top three of the best of Shelby County "best plumber" 205-281-0503


HMS Cross Country
Pam Childers shared that the HMS XC team for placing 2nd in the Shelby County XC championship race. They also represented Helena very well today. Way to Go!

Science Grant
Melissa Copeland from Helena High School is the recipient of One Class at a Time grant of $1000. She applied to try to help supply her students with supplies in the new lab at Helena High

“We don’t have the smaller things that we need to conduct experiments such as the beakers, the pipettes and the forceps, and those types of things. And even disposable things like slides and cleaning materials,” said Copeland.  For more Info

Game of the Week
Thank you for everyone who voted. Helena High will be the Birmingham Metro Game of the Week against  Chelsea. Here's the result that the HAA shared on their  page. There is also another vote happening now....

Player of the Week
You can also vote Helena's Artasia Debose for Volleyball Player of the week here: Voting Site
Drug Disposal in Helena
The Helena Police Department has made it easier and safer than ever for residents to dispose of medications. Beginning today, you can bring by unwanted or expired medication to the police department for it to be disposed of. We have installed a new Med Return box in the lobby and all you have to do is come by and drop your medications in the secured box.

Please take note of the types of things we can NOT accept at the Med Return Box:
Needles
Thermometers
Hydrogen Peroxide
Inhalers
Aerosols
Liquids or any lotions

We encourage everyone to look through your medicine cabinet and bring by any expired or unused medications. This is a much safer way to dispose of controlled substances and is available 24 hours a day.
In addition to our new lobby Med Return, we will also be sponsoring another drug take back event for this Saturday at CVS from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Officers and CVS pharmacists will be present to take back any medications you need to dispose of, and you don't even have to get out of your car!! Can't get any easier than that! Have a great week Helena!!

New Sidewalk
Mayor Hall announced on his facebook page that "Construction has begun on the sidewalk from Helena High to the upper end Hillsboro Pkwy. "tunnel"connection that leads to HMS. We have been working on getting grant money from Shelby County for sometime, so I am happy to see it approved and started! Once finished,you can walk from HHS, to HMS to the Hillsboro trail, or vise versa, without ever crossing the main road". This is a great step for the City, I know we want to make the city more connected. We still have plans to connect Fieldstone and other neighborhoods and the major greenway/walking/biking trail that will make the Hillsboro trail 10k long is waiting for final approval from the State.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Drugs and Superintendent of Education in Helena


Picture of the Day
Thank you to "Anything But Gray Designs" in Helena for this beautiful photo of the endangered Cahaba lilies which grow in Helena. They bloom between Mother's Day and Father's day every year.

Drug Take Day
Kathy shared The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force (SCDETF) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are sponsoring National Prescription Take Back Day to allow citizens the opportunity to properly dispose of unused, expired, or unwanted prescription or over-the counter medications. The drop-off is free and anonymous - no questions asked.
Bring your medications for disposal on Saturday, September 27th, between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, to one of these six locations:
• CVS at 520 Highway 119, Alabaster
• CVS at 4685 Highway 17, Helena
• Pelham Police Department at 32 Philip Davis Street, Pelham
• University of Montevallo on Main at 737 Main Street, Montevallo
• Winn Dixie at 500 Inverness Corners, Hoover.

Superintendent of Ed Visit
Ramona  Rice shared that the State Superintendent of Education of Alabama, Tommy Bice, will be in Helena on  Thursday, September 25th at the Helena High School at 1310 Hillsboro Pkwy at 6pm .  They are allowing 30 mins of Question and Answers at the end so have your questions ready!

Ask Tommy Bice if the new 2020 Plan will catch up schools with the science on #dyslexia by implementing mandatory screening and teacher training? I am sure other will have questions about Common Core in Alabama as well

Monday, September 22, 2014

Reader's Choice Monday

Picture of the Day
Michelle Ellis shared this picture of the Helena High School with the rain coming. Click on the photo to see a larger version. Monday is Reader's choice so here is what everyone shared with me!

Eureka
A call for donations. The Helena High literary magazine, which we have shortened to Eureka, instead of Eureka No. 4, needs funding!  If you just want to donate money to help us print our magazine in the spring, that would be fantastic.  Email me at jculver@shelbyed.k12.al.us and I’d be delighted to hear from you.  We were thinking of having a special page in the back of the literary magazine with a list of all our sponsors and those who helped us get set up this year. Please consider helping. Every little bit helps.

Character in Action
Neal Wagner shared a great story about  recognizing students for their character. It is great to see the Shelby County and the Drug Free Coalition to recognize this important trait in our youth. The winners of the Character in Action Award

Alex Tilton Helena Middle School
Erin Atkinson Helena High School
Thomas Washer Helena Elementary
and Libbey Dudley Helena Intermediate

Way to Go to theses students from Helena. See more at: Helena Student Character

Black Sox
Chris shared that the Alabama Black Sox finished 1st Place in the Fultondale Champs Choice VII Tournament. Huge Win for these boys!

Helena High Poll
You can vote to make Helena's High the game of the Week by voting here: Helena HIgh Game Poll
Hello, I am your Prom date
Helena High Homecoming 2014
The Helena High School has released they Homecoming week schedule for Sept 20th through October 3rd/:

Monday, Sept. 29th:
• Favorite Holiday Day
• Students, Faculty and Staff dress for your favorite Holiday.

Tuesday, Sept. 30th:
• Team and Toga Tuesday
• Underclassmen wear college team shirts; Seniors wear Togas
Evening Activities
• Freshman vs. Sophomore Kickball Game @ 7:00 p.m., followed by Junior vs. Senior
Powder Puff Game @ Helena High School Football Stadium
• Admission is $5 and covers admission to both events.

Wednesday, Oct. 1 st:
• Way Back Wednesday (Decade Day)
• Dress up and represent your favorite decade.
Evening Activity
• Volleyball Tournament @ 6:00 p.m. in the HHS gym. (Admission is $1)

Thursday, Oct. 2nd:
• Superhero Thursday
• Dress like your favorite superhero.
Evening Activity
• Community-Wide Bonfire @ 7:30 p.m. on HHS campus

Friday, Oct. 3rd:
• Blue and Black Friday
• Wear your class HOMECOMING t-shirt.
• Morning Student Activity – “Class Olympics” (admission $1)
• Afternoon Student Activity – “Mr. HHS Pageant” (admission is $1)
• Pep Rally in the Gym (will begin at approximately 2:15 PM)
• Parents are welcome to attend the pep rally.

Evening Activities
 6:30 p.m. Homecoming Court Presented and Homecoming Queen Crowned
 7:00 p.m. Helena vs. Jemison Kickoff (can goods collected at the gate)
9:30-12:00 p.m. Homecoming Dance @ Helena Sports Complex
Admission is $10 per student

Helena High Bricks
Doug shared that the Helena Athletic association is starting to install engraved bricks at the Helena High School. I havent seen mine yet but if you would like to immortalize yourself forever at the school then they have bricks left  so check out: www.helenaathleticassociation.org


Husky Runner
April shared that Ashley Riley of the Helena Huskies XC Team placed 41st out of 197 runners. She placed 5th for her school with a time of 17:03 and her team placed 6 out of 13 schools. Way to go Huskies!!

Troop 556
Nicole Collier shared that Cub scout troop 556 had their first successful camping trip of the fall to Fort Oglethorpe, GA. Way to Go!

Leadership
Kristie shared that Aubry Bass was selected to participate in the Shelby County Leadership Conference. He is a sophomore at HHS. That is an incredible program and I am so glad to see that he will be able to do it!
Taekwondo
LaDonna shared that Preston Burks won two medals one for form and the other for sparring at the taekwondo tournament that was hosted in Helena this past Weekend. Way to Go!

7SR
Steve shared that Helena local rock band,  7SR,  is playing their last local gig for a while as they prepare to hit the road. Their new Album is almost ready and will be coming out soon.

Kim Business
Kimberly shared she has a new  boutque online www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/kimberlyshaw
and she also has a  pet sitter service called K.Bo's Snuggles and Purrs...205-533-5387!!


Friday, September 19, 2014

Helena Weekend


Helena Weekend
Today Helena's Picture of the Day comes from Anything But Gray Designs. This Weekend will have perfect weather so come hang out in Helena and have some fun with you family.

Friday 19th
7pm Helena Huskies play Demopolis Tigers at Helena High (broadcast on APH 99.9 Web app)
9pm The Elijah Butler Band performs at Rio's Bar and grill $5 Cover
9:30pm 5th Quarter Event by Riverside Baptist Church

Saturday 20th
"British Car Show" at the Amphitheater (All Day)
9am-1pm Martial Arts Tournament at Helena Community Center
1:30 to 5pm Artist Signing at Rios Bar and Grill
9pm Karaoke at Rios after football

Yard Sales
2841 Adams Street Yard Sale starting 7am on Saturday:  Furniture, home goods, baby items, etc. be

 605 Parkside Circle.  Twin size iron bed, antique French provencial headboard, tables, Christmas items and much more. Friday and Saturday 8-1

Photo from Karen Moore Warren Pierce
105 Huskies
Karen Warren Pierce shared that the 105 lb huskies are now 3-0! Way to Go!


Helena High Huskies
Helena will host it's first official home game against the ranked Demopolis Tiger. ABC 33/40's Blitz Gameday will be at Helena High School's Husky Field Friday at 6:15 for a live pre game TV segment as the Huskies play Demopolis this Friday. Kick off is at 7:00pm. Come on out and support your undefeated Helena HS Huskies against their biggest challenge yet. You need to come support them because....

Linda Wurstner shared that Demopolis plans on showing up at  our stadium in this game. We need to show up and show them our Helena Spirit!

5th Quarter
What: Helena HS first ever 5th Quarter
When: Friday night, Sep 19th from 9:30 to 11:30
Where: CVS Parking Lot in Helena (in front of Donut Chef)
There will be a live band, speaker and free pizza, donut and drink (while they last)
Join us for free give aways!
Sponsored by: First Priority and local Helena churches

Award Winner
Congrats to Helena's Tim Stacks, He won an award and medal for a photograph taken during Alabama State Games this past June, which is put on by the ASF Foundation. That particular image was taken at the BMX track at Oak Mountain State Park. In addition to this award he also got two of the eight Honorable Mentions they had chosen as well. The image can be seen in better detail on Flickr at this link: http://flic.kr/p/oow1rQ

Martial Arts Tournament
Come see the finest Martial Artist come together in Helena to compete. See the flyer above for more details!

Artist Signing 
Helena Artist, Barry Graham will be at Rio's Pub and Grill signing his art titled "THE TRADITION CONTINUES" 1989 / 25th Commemorative Iron Bowl Art Print. It will be this Saturday, September 20th, 1:30 to 5pm.

The Tradition Continues was designed and reproduced in 1989 dedicated to the transition of this monumental Iron Bowl classic game leaving Birmingham's Legion Field. The art depicts the history of this historical game since they first played in 1893, the first Alabama team to beat Auburn, the first Auburn team to beat Alabama, and significant historical graphics.

There are only a few prints and artist proofs available directly from my personal inventory. Each print is signed and numbered. Join me at Rio's and get your personally signed Iron Bowl Art Print! You can also reserve your copy in advance by responding to this link or email me at bgpsalm92@tds.net

More Helena Dam Painting
With artist Barry Graham at the Historic Buck Creek Dam in Helena Alabama.
SCHEDULE
Friday, September 19th - 9am to Noon (Sunny 81°)
Sunday, September 21st - 1pm to 4pm (Sunny 85°)
Each session is 25.00/3hr. Any medium welcome. Beginner to intermediate skill level. Small class is preferred. We will continue to concentrate on the importance of drawing, basic perspective, and visualization. Bring your art supplies, chair, easel, and whatever makes you comfortable. Join us!
Reserve by replying to this link or email artist Barry Graham at: bgpsalm92@tds.net.
Jam Berry
Stephanie Miles  shared she is having a Jamberry party and wanted to share these special order Helena nail wraps perfect for game days!To see all styles here is a link: http://robiadavenport.jamberrynails.net/