A look at week 5 of social distancing in Birmingham

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Cool cat says “Sup?” Photo via @jai_theragdoll_and_jerry

Congrats, Birmingham! You’ve made it through week five of quarantine. Here’s a look at what’s been going on in the Magic City.

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Local Business Deals 

Our Small Business Guide is blowing up with OVER 448 local deals, curbside pickup and delivery! Here are a few selections we think you can put to good use this weekend: 

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Party time!

For deets on Ignite dance parties, a Sunday Supper Club and more, check out Now the Weekend Quarantine Edition.

Lend science a helping hand

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Future exhibits being created for when McWane reopens its doors. Photo via McWane Science Center’s Facebook page

Nonprofits may be taking a hard one-two hit right now, but McWane Science Center is worker harder than ever to continue their mission to bring science to families across Birmingham. Through free virtual learning, science fans can partake in experiments, educational videos and more! But to continue doing this, they need your help. Donate now.

Feeling like a spud?

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Battle Republic is bringing the fight and prize to you. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Has quarantining turned you into a couch potato? I feel that. While the world may have slowed down lately, now is the perfect time to get moving. Get motivated with Battle Republic. From strength training and yoga to high-intensity interval boxing, you’re sure to find your perfect workout. Sign up now!

No bullying here

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Ainsley Staie of Hoover High School

Each year, 32 high school student-athletes from across the state of Alabama gather together for the Alabama High School Athletic Association‘s (AHSAA) annual student Leadership Conference. You won’t want to miss these action shots found in the full story. Know someone who will be a junior in the 2020-2021 school year who exhibits strong leadership values? Nominate them here.

Cookie dough is magic

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Oh baby. Photo via Cookie Dough Magic

Yo, dessert-ies! This summer there will be two spots in Alabama to satisfy your craving for edible cookie dough. Cookie Dough Magic has announced they’ll be opening a second location in Huntsville. Can I get a oh yeah?! 

Heroes, we’ve got your backs

Screen Shot 2020 04 16 at 6.37.34 PM A look at week 5 of social distancing in Birmingham
Photo via @bhamcares on Instagram

Birmingham’s healthcare and hospitality workers are facing new challenges. Happily, the Magic City has an amazing community who goes above and beyond to help in times of need. Read on to find out how you can get involved. 

Help for domestic violence

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Danielle is a YWCA Central Alabama Victim Services Coordinator who works on-site at One Place. Photo via One Place Metro Alabama Family Justice Center’s Facebook page

While some of us are enjoying time at home in quarantine, it’s a very different story for anyone experiencing domestic violence or abuse. Here are some tips and resources from four local nonprofits in Birmingham. 

Nature’s calling your name

Birmingham, hikes
Hiking boots encouraged, not required. Photo via Unsplash

If you’re like me, you’ve exhausted all indoor social distancing activities. Now is the time to grab your shades and score that Vitamin D when you hike these 5 trails around Birmingham. Be sure to stick to that 6-ft. distancing rule! 

Prepaid and reloadable

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Photo courtesy of University Fancards

Are you into fan cards? Then you’ll be interested in knowing that University Fancards, a local fintech company, recently raised over $4 million in a Series A investment round. What does this mean for the company and Birmingham as a whole? Find out from executive Vice President of operations, Greg Boggs.

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