5 Birmingham museums to offer free admission on Museum Day, including McWane Science Center, on Saturday, September 22

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Arts and culture were celebrated in August 2018 at Birmingham’s annual Art on the Rocks. Photo via Art Birmingham Museum of Art

From art to science to fire engines, Birmingham is home to an incredible list of museums. Plan a visit on Museum Day happening Sat., Sept. 22 and get you and a friend in free! Continue reading “5 Birmingham museums to offer free admission on Museum Day, including McWane Science Center, on Saturday, September 22”

Here’s an opportunity for Birmingham high school students to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through Students of the Year

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September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Together, we can fight blood cancer. Photo via LLS on Facebook

Do you know someone with lymphoma or leukemia? Unfortunately, chances are that you do. Fortunately, there is an organization right here in Birmingham that can help.  And, they are asking for high school students to get involved. Find out more.

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3 things Birmingham needs to know about the teen vaping epidemic, including ‘JUULing’

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The FDA recently categorized adolescent use of e-cigarettes as an epidemic. Photo for Bham Now
Does your child or friend use e-cigarettes? Vaping can be a trendy thing for adolescents to try. One look at #JUUL on social media chronicles an alarming trend among teens. You might not know because it’s easy to hide.

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Are you going to the biggest soul food potluck in Birmingham on October 14 at Woodlawn Sunday Dinner? Find out why you should.

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Buy a ticket to Woodlawn Sunday Dinner, and this could be you. Photo via Woodlawn Foundation

“We wanted to create an event that would bring people into the Woodlawn community.” That is how Clark Virden of Woodlawn Foundation describes the foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Woodlawn Sunday Dinner, presented by Medical Properties Trust, Protective Life Corporation and Regions Bank.

And bring people in it did. Over 350 people attended the inaugural event in 2017.

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Birmingham Brunches: The Porch Patio Edition including The Essential

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the quiet downtown atmosphere that The Essential has to offer. Photo provided by The Essential’s instagram

In Birmingham today, we might still be waiting on that colder weather, but when it comes we’ve prepared the best outdoor brunch locations that you are going to want to remember. Whether it’s between you and a good book, a dear friend or a collection of all your favorite people, these locations are sure to satisfy your autumnal brunch needs.

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3 career lessons from Momentum that every woman needs to know, featuring Ann-Marie Stanford of Spire

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Ann-Marie Stanford at Spire offices in Birmingham. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Momentum is a leadership development program for executive and early-career women based right here in Birmingham. So what can you learn from Momentum? Bham Now caught up with Ann-Marie Stanford, director of supply chain-special projects and supplier diversity at Spire. She also happens to be a recent alumna of Momentum’s Executive Leadership Program. Here’s how she’s applied three lessons from Momentum to her career and life.

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Powell School, Birmingham’s first school building, may get new life

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Powell School (or the Free School), Birmingham’s first permanent school building. Closed since 2001, the school was nearly destroyed in 2011 from a fire. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

According to Michael Calvert, a longtime civic leader in Birmingham, the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation is working with a developer to explore restoring  Powell School, the first permanent school building in Birmingham.

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3 resources for low-cost spay and neuter services in Birmingham, PLUS pets of Bham Now

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It happens. You fall in love with an animal who needs a good home. You hesitate because you’re not sure you have the funds. Low-cost spay and neuter options in Birmingham can help. Check out Alabama Spay/Neuter, Alabama Animal Adoption Society and Friends of Cats and Dogs Foundation for affordable options to help you tackle one of pet ownership’s biggest early costs.

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Magic City Dentistry to hold Fall Open House on September 27 with local music, Trim Tab beer and art by Paul Cordes Wilm

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Magic City Dentistry’s Kristye Dixon and Dr. David Sollenberger. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

You’re invited! On Thursday, September 27, Magic City Dentistry will hold a free Open House, at 2117 1st Ave. N. Birmingham from 4:30 -6:30. The event will feature beer by Trim Tab, music by Tony Rodio and an art installation by Paul Cordes Wilm, called “Do You Dream in Technicolor?”

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Who’s hiring in Birmingham? 30 New jobs from companies like Shipt, Daxko and United Way of Central Alabama

The Magic City has 30 jobs available and ready for your great application. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

It’s time for your weekly roundup of jobs hiring in Birmingham! Check out the list below for 30 new jobs in the Magic City; I’m sure there’s one that is perfect for you.

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5 reasons to attend the upcoming Cahaba River Society Fry-Down at Railroad Park on September 30

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La’Tanya Scott of the Cahaba River Society with students from the CLEAN outdoor nature education program. Photo courtesy of the Cahaba River Society

“It’s Earth Day in the Fall with catfish.” That’s how supporters describe the annual Cahaba River Society Fry-Down, one of the state of Alabama’s largest catfish cook-offs and festivals, held on September 30, Noon to 4:00pm at Railroad Park.

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5 reasons why Birmingham is a great college town, including top-notch education and late-night eats

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College. The days are busy and stressful, but totally exciting and fun—especially when you attend college in Birmingham. What makes Birmingham such a hot college town? Here are a five reasons we think it’s pretty great! Continue reading “5 reasons why Birmingham is a great college town, including top-notch education and late-night eats”

Birmingham retailers, including Brookwood Village, reinvent themselves to offer shoppers new experiences

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Malls are offering shoppers entertainment experiences to get them engaged in their retail spaces.

As brick and mortar retailers try to reinvent themselves to offer customers experiences that include entertainment, Brookwood Village Mall may be undergoing a significant redevelopment in the near future. Continue reading “Birmingham retailers, including Brookwood Village, reinvent themselves to offer shoppers new experiences”