Local deals, a pop-up curbside pie shop and more in Birmingham

Birmingham, dog, weekend, animals
Sun’s out, tongue’s out! Photo via @hikinghuskypaws on Instagram

There may not be any events to attend this weekend, but there is still plenty to know about. Check out local deals, a pop-up curbside pie shop and more in Birmingham.

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Weekend Deals

We’ve got something to make your weekend better—our small business guide with over 471 local deals! Here are 5 to take advantage of:

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Art + Plants + Slime = Awesome

Follow some of the Bham Now team as they give you some ideas on things to do in Now the Weekend | Quarantine Edition.

Gimme a T-E-C-H!

Birmingham, Riverchase Career Connection Center
Pam McClendon of Riverchase Career Connection Center. Photo via Pam McClendon

Hey programmers! If you’re looking to give back in a cool way, consider volunteering with TEAL (Technical Education and Literacy in Schools)—a Microsoft Philanthropies program in Birmingham. Tech folks from TEAL are working to connect teachers from 25 Alabama schools with tech-industry volunteers to create substantial science programs for the 2020-2021 school year. Think you’re the right fit? Learn more from 3 techies behind the program. Or, dive in and apply now.

Light the Torches

Birmingham, Junior League of Birmingham
Mayor Woodfin at the 2019 wrap-up for the campaign. Photo via Junior League of Birmingham’s Facebook page

In times of hardship, the Birmingham community steps up. Discover how the Junior League of Birmingham’s yearly fundraiser, The Community of Lights,  is supporting One Place Metro Alabama Family Justice Center. Donate here.

Re…re…redo

Birmingham, Ramsay-McCormack building
The Ramsay-McCormack building in recent times. Photo by Jeff E. Newman

You may have heard that the Ramsay McCormick building would soon be undergoing renovations. But things have changed course. After extensive inspections, the City of Birmingham has deemed the building unsafe for renovations  Ruh-roh! But it’s all okay. Being built in its place will be a four-story state-of-the-art building—with some historical elements included. Read on.

Cannon Ball! 

Can you believe summer is just around the corner? From performing arts camps to outdoor nature camps, check out who’s busy planning an awesome time for your kids.

Save the Ecosystem

Birmingham, The Nature Conservancy in Alabama
The Nature Conservancy in Alabama (TNC) has tapped Mitch Reid as its new director

From restoring/protecting Alabama’s native longleaf system to enhancing the natural environment within urban communities/neighborhoods, the The Nature Conservancy in Alabama (TNC) is doing big things. Now, the organization has a new Director of External Affairs—Mitch Reid. Learn more.

The Art Hotspot

Birmingham, Thomas Andrew Arts
This artwork was created by kids from Make-A-Wish Alabama. Photo via Thomas Andrew Art on Facebook

With art galleries currently closed due to COVID-19, you may be craving an art fix. Happily, Birmingham is a hot spot for incredible art. Check out these 5 local galleries then learn how you can support them during this time.  

If you’re in need of a pie fix this weekend, Bandit Patisserie will be holding a patio pop-up—curbside pickup style. Get your order in for a chance to enjoy their banana cream, strawberry basil or buttermilk chess pies. Mmm! 

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