3 upcoming events supporting the arts in Birmingham

Get ready for some fun! Photo via Virginia Samford Theatre on Facebook

These Birmingham nonprofits are pros at all kinds of creativity, so it’s no surprise they’ve come up with plenty of ways to keep us involved—safely. Check out these 3 upcoming arts and culture events, plus even more ways to support the arts in our Magic City.

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“They’re changing lives. I’ve seen it with my own eyes.” Read Michael’s story

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This 75 acres of stunning countryside is home to an extraordinary mission. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Tucked away off a backroad of Hayden, Alabama, there’s a gorgeous piece of land filled with pine trees and bright green rolling hills. It’s called Royal Pines, and it’s a place where lives get changed. I drove out to see it for myself and meet some of the men who live there. Come tag along.

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5 homes with gorgeous pools on the Birmingham market right now

Whoever moves in here, feel free to invite your favorite Bham Nowers over for a pool party. Photo via RealtySouth

It’s hot, y’all. An Alabama August is no joke, but neither are these stunning pools in Birmingham. Whether you’re in the market for a luxury home or you just enjoy sitting in the air conditioning and drooling over gorgeous photos, you’re not going to want to miss these.

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Here’s how you can support senior citizens in Birmingham right now

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Taking care of our senior citizens is always a worthy mission. Right now, our elderly population is more isolated than ever. Check out these 7 local organizations that are supporting and encouraging senior citizens right here in Birmingham. Join them today!

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Mission accomplished. U.S. Space and Rocket Center raises $1.5 million in 8 days

These camps have put smiles on faces for decades. Photo via U.S. Space & Rocket Center on Facebook

Great news, Bham. After getting the news that Space Camp was in trouble, public support poured in from all over. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center surpassed its $1.5 million fundraising goal in just eight days. Check it out!

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Here’s how to recycle hazardous materials in Jefferson County

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Bring your paper and electronics to be recycled on August 8! Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

If you’re like me, you’ve probably looked around at old paint cans, electronics, batteries, stacks of paper, etc. and thought, “what in the world do I do with this?” Jefferson County makes it easy to keep household hazardous waste out of our landfills. Here’s how.

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What’s new at the Birmingham Zoo? We found out

It’s always an adventure at the Zoo. Photo via the Birmingham Zoo on Facebook

The Birmingham Zoo is a local treasure in need of some extra support right now. Whether you’re participating in their upcoming virtual event or dropping by for a visit, the Zoo is ready to welcome you back. Check out all the details here!

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It’s official: dogs are at risk for COVID. Here’s what you should know

This is 100% how I look when I’m sick. Photo via @matthewhenry on Unsplash

Just when you think 2020 might be slowing down with the curveballs, you find out even our fur babies aren’t immune to the pandemic. We caught up with a Birmingham vet and found out what you need to know when it comes to protecting your pup. Check it out!

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Do you know the signs of heatstroke? Learn how to recognize + respond

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Any number of outdoor activities can put you at risk. Photo via @awcreativeut on Unsplash

We joke about it all the time here in the South, but as we get into the hottest weeks of the year, heatstroke is very real—and very dangerous. A Birmingham physician walked us through the symptoms + how to respond. Check it out!

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These Birmingham nonprofits are advocating for children. Join them today

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Advocating for the most vulnerable among us—is there any mission more important than that? Check out these 7 local organizations that are protecting and encouraging children and families right here in Birmingham. You can support their work today!

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Will college football happen this year? Here’s the latest

Plans may not be set in stone yet, but we can be sure fall 2020 won’t look like this. Photo via University of Alabama Athletics on Facebook

Like many Birmingham residents, the end of summer signals one thing for me: college football is almost back. 2020 has brought uncertainty in every aspect, and even football isn’t immune. We rounded up the latest info on what conferences and teams are planning for as of now. Check it out!

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Running out of ideas to entertain the kiddos? We’ve got you covered

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Be sure to follow Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Facebook to get updates on activities like Family Yoga in the Gardens. Photo via Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

We know it’s been a minute since school has been in session. We still have a few weeks left before it starts back, so there’s no doubt some homes might be getting a little antsy. Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens has a ton of creative ways to keep your kids entertained right now—don’t miss out!

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Birmingham pediatrician weighs in on heading back to school in 2020

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Group learning activities like this one may look a little different this school year. Photo via @cdc on Unsplash

Summertime is wrapping up here in Birmingham, and kids of all ages are gearing up to head back to school. It’s going to look a little different this year, though. We caught up with a pediatrician from Children’s of Alabama to get her best advice on keeping everyone from pre-K to college as safe as possible.

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