Cozy deals, hot Magic City news + some love in Birmingham, Feb. 5-7

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The only Valentine you need is warm, soft + loaded with sweetness. Photo via @cinnaholichoover

With six more weeks of winter, we’re helping you ride out the chilly weekend ahead with cozy deals, hot Magic City news and some love. Check out what’s ahead in Birmingham, February 5-7.

Bite-Sized News

🌟 No more trips, stumbles or falls. The crumbling sidewalks of Birmingham’s Historic Highland Avenue will soon be prepared. 🎉 Details here

🌟 Are 2 masks better than one? Find out from a local expert if double masking is really necessary to avoid COVID-19. 😷😷

🌟 The Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) reported on their findings for the 7-county region during 2020. What did it include? 35 new projects, 1,240 jobs + $518M in Capital Investments. 😮 Learn more

🌟 BioGX—a Birmingham-based molecular diagnostics company—is spreading its wings. 🚚 It will soon relocate from its incubator at Innovation Depot to a new space in Shelby County. Full story

🌟 Deadline Approaching! Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Monday, March 1Details here

COVID Corner

Attention Birmingham residents age 65+! Your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine begins Monday, February 8. To register for a vaccination appointment, follow this link then click the BIG GREEN BUTTON.

Over 20 additional vaccination sites have been approved for potential use in Birmingham. View the list

This Weekend in the Magic City 

Send a Little Love

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Thumbs up for encouragement. Photo via Addiction Prevention Coalition’s Facebook

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. If you’re wondering how to spread some love and encouragement this February, take part in the Addiction Prevention Coalition’s (APC) Project Holiday Hope Campaign. All you have to do is hand-write positive notes of encouragement on a Valentine’s card of your choice, then deliver it to APC’s office by end of day on Friday, February 5. You can also volunteer by visiting APC’s office during the week of February 8 to help attach pieces of candy to the submitted cards. More info

A Virtual First

Friday, February 5 marks the 36th annual ArtBLINK Gala—and this year, it’s going VIRTUAL for the very first time. To take part in an online auction featuring original pieces from 10 local artists, text ARTBLINK to 72727 to register. When you do, you’ll help support top-priority projects in cancer research and care through the O’Neal Cancer Center’s Fund for Excellence. Click here to watch the event for FREE from 6:30-7:45PM

Streeetch Out!

Check out this home for sale in Calera, AL. Photo via RealtySouth

Tired of your quaranteam? Check out these open houses, February 5-7 offering much-needed space to stretch out.

Celebrate the Magic City’s Finest

Kick off Black History Month the right way with The BHM Festival at Cahaba Brewing on Saturday, February 6 from Noon-5PM. The festival celebrates some of the top black-owned businesses in the Magic City with 7+ food trucks, 20+ vendors, music, culture and more. Attendance is FREE

For even more going on this weekend in The Magic City, check out Now the Weekend—Video Edition.

Weekend Extras

Warm Deals

Birmingham Candy Company
Get your Valentine candy now. Photo via Birmingham Candy Company

With a chilly weekend in store, we’re keeping you cozy with 3 warm deals:

Planning ahead for Valentine’s Day? As you plan, use this handy guide to Birmingham’s best meals + deals for February 14.  💗

Find more deals in our Small Business Guide that features over 800+ local businesses.
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Have a COVID-safe event you’d like to promote? Add it to our event database!

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Patience Itson
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