Deals, events, growth + more in Birmingham, June 5-7

Birmingham, fishing, Oak Mountain State Park
Fishing fun at Oak Mountain State Park. Photo by @cartmart10 via @oakmountainstatepark’s Instagram page

What’s happening in Birmingham the weekend of June 5-7? We have deals on delicious local eats, some events to check out, insight on potential growth in Birmingham and more!

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Cozy Up with Some Food

With a stormy weekend underway, it’s the perfect time to cozy up with your favorite dish. Check out our Small Business Guide for over 520 local deals, curbside pickup and delivery options.

Here are 5 to get those tastebuds buzzing:

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Budding artists

Birmingham, Montevallo, Montevallo murals
Montevallo Sister Cities Mural. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Montevallo is showing off their arty side with a new and colorful array of murals throughout the town. Who’s behind the public works of art? Find out!

Get some positivity here!

Birmingham, The Modern House Coffee Shop
Modern House is a local nonprofit coffee shop with BIG plans for Birmingham. Photo via The Modern House’s Facebook

You may know The Modern Coffee Shop as a place to grab your daily cup of joe, but did you know it also acts as a workforce development program? Modern House hires Birmingham’s homeless in an effort to provide them with job training and life skills they can carry on to their next place of employment. Learn more about the program and what Seeds Coffee Company is doing to aid it.

Building bridges

Birmingham, Girls Rock Birmingham
These girls from Girls Rock Birmingham mean business. Photo via Girls Rock Birmingham’s Facebook page

Art. Education. Peer-to-peer learning. There are lots of powerful ways for young people to build bridges. One, in particular, is to become involved in organizations designed to promote friendship, common purpose and cross-cultural understanding. From Alabama 4-H and Girls, Inc. to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, here are 18 organizations in Birmingham doing just that. 

Birmingham keeps on growing

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One look at a Birmingham sunset and you’ll believe in the nickname “The Magic City.” Photo via Capturing Corvin on Facebook

There’s no denying that Birmingham’s local businesses and economy have taken a hard hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But could this lead to long-term positive effects on Birmingham’s growth? The odds are looking good. Full story.

Oh-so tasty! 

Birmingham, Caver’s Farm
Conveniently packaged in these containers, you can get freshly shelled peas and beans from Caver’s Farm at three different farmer’s markets around Birmingham. Photo via Caver’s Farm on Facebook

Farm-fresh food… delish! But if you’re like me and aren’t the best at gardening, where do you go to find fresh produce and healthy eats? At these 7 local urban farms and gardens, of course!

Weekend Entertainment

Want to get out this weekend? Remember to take appropriate safety precautions as outlined by the CDC.

For more happenings this weekend, check out Now the Weekend—Video Edition.  

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Patience Itson
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