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Pig Iron BBQ Challenge on Oct. 19 supports Children’s Harbor. Vulcan Materials Company participates for 22nd year. Get the deets here.
16 things I learned at Alabama’s 2018 solar home tour in Blount County
Your ultimate guide to the Birmingham brewery scene, including seasonal brews and upcoming events
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United Way of Central Alabama seeks to fill Community Grant Writer, Fund Administrator and IT positions. Learn more.

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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.

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Pig Iron BBQ Challenge on Oct. 19 supports Children’s Harbor. Vulcan Materials Company participates for 22nd year. Get the deets here.

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Vulcan Materials Company’s “Haunted Hog Asylum”-themed tent at the 2017 Pig Iron BBQ Challenge. Photo submitted

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.

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16 things I learned at Alabama’s 2018 solar home tour in Blount County

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Solar home in Blount County. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

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. 

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Global Human Rights Activist Angela Davis to Receive Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award

This week, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute announced that the honoree for the prestigious 2018 Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award will be Birmingham native, global human rights activist, scholar and author Angela Y. Davis.

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Your ultimate guide to the Birmingham brewery scene, including seasonal brews and upcoming events

Birmingham resident Wil Cushman enjoys his West Coast IPA at Back Forty Brewing Co. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

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. 

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Join Asbury United Methodist Church for fun, excitement and bottomless candy at their annual Trunk or Treat on October 28

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Great costumes and more can be found at Asbury United Methodist Church’s Trunk or Treat. Photo via Asbury United Methodist Church

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!

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5 things that will help you prepare and have an eventful Magic City Classic

The Magic City Classic is on October 27. Get ready for one of the biggest rivalries in Alabama as ASU plays Alabama A&M at Legion Field. Photo via Magic City Classic on Facebook

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. 

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Momotarõ opens in Five Points, and has us dreaming of hand-rolled ice cream

Because the ice cream is always the star of the show. Photo by Hilary Meares of Bham Now

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.

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Interview with a Vampire and other terrifying reads available at Books-A-Million this October

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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!

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3 things we learned from the Booker T. Washington Elementary school students who participated in Walk to School Day in Birmingham

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Nicholas, a pre-schooler at JCCEO holds a stop sign to help his older classmates stay safe while walking to school. Photo by Jen Daniel for Bham Now

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.

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The Welsh connection and Birmingham – Learning more about the iconic Wales Window at 16th Street Baptist Church.

Photo of the stained glass window donated to the 16th Street Baptist church by the people of Wales. Photo by Jon Eastwood

A special story from a new Birmingham resident, Jon Eastwood from Wales, about the 16th Street Baptist Church Wales Window.

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Want to work where you love to play? Good news: Dave and Buster’s is hiring.

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Check out Dave and Buster’s opening in the Galleria in November, and you could be having this much fun! Photo via Dave and Buster’s on Facebook

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. 

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