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Small Business Saturday

Friday, October 18th, 2019
12:00 pm

Small Business SaturdaySmall businesses make up the heart of Helena’s thriving historic downtown. Bring your family and friends to discover the best art selection, crafts, fashion, gifts, and food from your very own local community-owned businesses! See you on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM. Make sure you come out to support!

In addition, Small Business Saturday is a great way to avoid the holiday frenzy on Black Friday. You have the opportunity to meet and greet shop owners and make new connections. Also, make a positive impact on your community! What could be better? Shopping small with put you in a festive mood as well as bring a smile to your face. Many shops have been gearing up for this event by restocking products and scheduling special sales. Keep Birds and Beasleys in mind while you’re out! We are a family-based and operated store and your participation is greatly appreciated.

See you on Saturday!

Closed Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Closed Thanksgiving DayThanksgiving Day is a celebration, giving thanks for the harvest and our many blessings from the past year. How does your family celebrate this holiday? 

Happy Thanksgiving from Birds & Beasleys! We are thankful for our customers and this great community we call home!

Birds & Beasleys is closed on Thursday, November 28, 2019, in observance of the holiday.  Our staff will be enjoying the day and be giving thanks for family & friends! We will resume normal business hours starting on Friday, November 23rd, 2018. Get your shopping done earlier in the week and avoid the rush of the holiday weekend!

Birds & Beasleys wishes you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving day!

Parade of Lights

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
6:00 pm


Parade of LightsWho’s ready to kick off the holiday season with a Parade of Lights? We sure are! This annual event is on November 29, 2019 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Gather your friends and family members to come downtown for the festivities. You can either chose to be a spectator or sign-up to participate in the lineup. This years theme is “Hometown Helena Past Present and Future.”

The Parade begins at the intersection of Placer and Last Chance Gulch. Next, it heads towards the direction of the Lewis and Clark Library at Pioneer Park. Also, for the first time in many years, a Tree Lighting Ceremony follows the parade. We can’t wait to get into the spirit! In addition, Santa will be there for photo opportunities. Make sure you bring your smiles and Christmas wishlists. See you at the Parade of Lights!

For more information and a full list of sponsors, see here.

Christine Garner Artwork

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Need an affordable wedding 🎁 present? New 8×8 metal pieces by Helena’s Christine Garner are perfect choices! Each just $80. Call the store, we can ship and gift wrap.



Big Sky Organic Chicken Feed

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Big Sky Organic Chicken FeedBirds & Beasley’s offers Big Sky Organic Chicken Feed! This product was created especially for your backyard flock. Made by Jonda Crosby who is a former director of AERO. She really knows what she’s doing! This is a special recipe for Helena and Great Falls chickens, and we can’t wait for you to try it. We offer this chicken feed in both scratch and mash. Come into the store to purchase for only $18.00! Don’t forget, it’s all Organic!

This chicken feed is made from top quality grain grown predominantly on the high plains of north-central Montana and the surrounding region. The semi-arid climate and short growing season combine to produce some of the highest quality grain in the world. If you want to support family-run farms, then this chicken feed is perfect for you. Your purchase directly affects them in a positive way. In addition, this product offers ingredients that are certified by the USDA. Grain rations include barley, feed peas, and flax. Also, the flax contains Omega-3 fatty acids. Your backyard flock will flourish when you incorporate Big Sky Organic Chicken Feed into their regiment!

Interested in our product? Check out the short clip that provides you with more information. Come by the store for any questions!


Little Tykes Trick or Treat

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
1:00 pm

Little Tykes Trick or TreatJoin us this year for Little Tykes Trick or Treat! This event is held on October 31, 2019, from 1:00-4:00 PM. Stop into participating stores on Last Gulch for treats, giggles, and lots of fun! Also, don’t forget about bringing your best costume. There is a contest and a special prize for the winner. It’s important to go ahead and sign-up because registration closes October 28. We have a full list of businesses taking part in this event here. Be sure to check them out!

We can’t wait to celebrate the season and make memories along the way. See you there at Little Tykes Trick or Treat!

Sarah Dargan Pottery

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Birds & Beasleys has a variety of beautiful gifts available, including Sarah Dargan pottery. Fall🍁is in the air. Apples 🍎 are ripe. If you love to bake, show off your favorite pie in a gorgeous new 🥧 plate from Helena’s own Sarah Dargan! 6” plates-$30, 9” -$50. #pieplate #montanamade #montanaartist #handmadepottery #bakeware #montanapottery

Sarah Dargan Pottery

This video features more of Sarah Dargan Pottery and her genius use of color! A wonderful gift idea. Stop by the store and take a look at these pieces of art in person.

Sarah is a potter living and working in Helena, Montana. Her work tends towards the colorful and she enjoys using funny, funky patterns of geometric shapes with the imperfection of hand-drawn line. There is nothing better than a dinner table filled with colorful and eclectic serving dishes and place settings.

Downtown Helena First Friday at Birds & Beasleys

Monday, September 2nd, 2019
5:00 pm
5:00 pm

First FridayFirst Friday in Downtown Helena is a wonderful event for the whole family to participate in. Stores in Downtown Helena along Last Chance Gulch will be open from 5 PM to 9 PM on the First Friday of every month. Birds & Beasleys is excited to participate in this event on September 6th.

Stay updated on what is going on at Birds & Beasleys for First Friday by checking our Facebook page. Come join us Downtown! If you have any questions about this month’s event, give us a call. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Bring your crew downtown for this casual, family-friendly evening, have a look around, and stay awhile.  See you soon.

Remember Jane Shull Beasley

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

We would like to take a moment to remember our dear Jane Shull Beasley. Jane passed away peacefully on July 22, 2019. She was in the company of her daughter Sandy and her two kitty friends. Jane founded the store with her husband Ray 26 years ago. The store began as a venue in which to feature Jane’s artwork and eventually evolved into a Helena destination. She was a prolific artist, conservationist, nature lover, and community supporter.

A service commemorating Jane’s long, full life was held on August 9th, 2019. It was held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Thank you to everyone who called, visited, sent condolences, and attended the service. We appreciate your support!

Continue to remember Jane Shull Beasley by visiting the store and keeping her in your hearts. She is with us always.

Unique Bird Houses and Feeders

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Unique Bird Houses and FeedersWe would like to share some unique bird houses and feeders made by inmates at the Montana Correctional Institute! They use materials that have been forgotten to create something new and beautiful. Come in and see the wide selection of affordable reclaimed license plates we have to offer. We have different sizes, shapes, and colors available in the store. They are vibrant and would add personality to your home while providing functionality and safety to your feathered friends. Our favorite part is the hands that prepare these special them. Continue reading below to learn more about the program and the many benefits it produces.

Montana Correctional Institute provides vocational education, on-the-job training, and work experience in the industry. While working in the program, inmates can develop marketable job skills, a strong work ethic, and build self-esteem. Often for the first time, they can have pride in their accomplishments and especially in their artwork. In addition, inmates are able to earn wages to repay victim restitution and court-ordered fines. They can even save up for their release back into society. It teaches them responsibility while offering a positive outlet. We think this is a wonderful opportunity and can’t wait to share with our customers their hand made work!

Stop in to check out these new unique bird houses and feeders and tell us what you think! See you in soon!

Unique Bird Houses and Feeders Unique Bird Houses and Feeders



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