United Way of Central Alabama believes that their employee talent is among one of their greatest assets necessary to build a social movement to improve people’s lives and advance the common good of our community. That is why United Way is committed to attracting, developing, retaining and creating careers for diverse talent and leadership who will work interdependently toward accomplishing their goals in Central Alabama.
It’s one of the oldest barbecue competitions in Birmingham, and it is all for a good cause. Children’s Harbor is a local nonprofit that provides essential free services to seriously ill children and their families. Come out to see Vulcan Materials Company throw down with more than 30 corporate teams at the 22nd Annual Pig Iron BBQ Challenge at the Hoover Met on Friday, October 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and kids 12 and under get in free.
Alabama is not exactly known for solar homes. But drive north from Birmingham through the beautiful countryside of Blount County, and you will find five, all within 10 minutes of each other. Earlier this October, I went up for this small community’s annual solar home tour. Here’s what I learned.
In the past few years, the brewery scene in Birmingham has really skyrocketed. Craft beer is no longer a second option, it’s not seen as “fussy” or “fancy.” Local breweries have become places to relax and grab a beer with a friend, or a spot to settle in with your pup and groove to some low-key live music.
Calling all ghosts, goblins, princesses and superheroes! Halloween is right around the corner and Asbury United Methodist Church is planning the perfect event for you and your family. On Sunday, October 28, Asbury will be hosting their annual Trunk or Treat from 4:30p.m.-6:00p.m.—and it’s sure to be full of fun and excitement!
A few weeks ago it was announced by the city of Birmingham that there is a budget of $800,000 for the Annual 77th Magic City Classic. The event is the largest HBCU football game, between Alabama A&M University (AAMU) and Alabama State University (ASU) with an estimate of 100,000 people in attendance every year.
There are some VERY exciting restaurants and businesses making their way to Five Points these days–it’s making our head spin and our tastebuds sing. Momotarõ is the latest inductee in the Five Points Club, and Birmingham couldn’t be happier.
October is in full swing. As the leaves begin to change colors, the air turns crisp and Halloween draws near, it’s time to wrap yourself in a cozy sweater, pour your favorite warm beverage and fall head-first into a spooky book from Books-A-Million. But be sure lock the doors and turn on all the lights, because these books may turn that pleasant imagination against you. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Partners from Children’s of Alabama, the United Way of Central Alabama, FedEx, SAFE Kids Alabama, the City of Birmingham, Safe Routes to School, the Alabama Department of Transportation and Alabama Partners for Clean Air hosted its annual Walk to School Day celebration on Oct. 10, at Washington K-8 in Titusville. Here’s how we all learned to stay safe while getting to school on time and ready to learn.
If you’re anything like us, you’ve been (not so) patiently awaiting the arrival of Alabama’s first-ever Dave and Buster’s. That’s right, Dave and Buster’s is moving into a new space in the Riverchase Galleria.