Haiku road signs are popping up—we found one in Birmingham

Roadside haiku in Birmingham, AL
A beautiful haiku as you walk through Birmingham. Photo via Roadside Senryu

If you’re in the mood for poetry, you might think of opening your favorite poetry book or checking out a poet’s Instagram… but have you thought about looking at a road sign? A new project is bringing poetry to the streets across America. Get a look at the first haiku road sign in Birmingham.

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Give back with these 7 ways to volunteer in Birmingham, including United Way

Family smiling and sitting in Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama
Want to see smiles like this? Support your local nonprofit in Birmingham. Photo via Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama on Facebook

This year has thrown us all curveballs, but there’s still so much to be thankful for. Take advantage of the season of thanksgiving by giving back! While you’re making your plans for Thanksgiving, make sure to check out these 7 ways you can donate or volunteer in Birmingham this year.

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It’s getting colder outside. Here are 5 warm ways to spend time with friends in Birmingham

Women laughing and wearing face masks while pouring candles in Paddywax Candle Bar
Candles, drinks, and plenty of laughter — sounds like the perfect afternoon. Photo via Paddywax Candle Bar

There’s no mistaking it: there’s a chill in the air in Birmingham, but that doesn’t mean you have to cancel your weekend plans. From pop making classes to bars with outdoor heaters, there are plenty of warm ways to spend time with friends in Birmingham. Keep reading for 5 of our favorites, then text your friends to make plans.

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Craving something sweet? Here are 6 places to grab dessert in Hoover, Alabama

Display case of donuts and cakes from Dreamcakes cafe in Hoover, AL
Need a pick-me-up? Look no further. Photo via Dreamcakes Cafe

Maybe it’s the fact that Halloween is almost here, or maybe 2020 has taught me to eat dessert first, but no matter the reason, I have got a major sweet tooth! Are you feeling the same? Here are 6 places to grab dessert in Hoover, Alabama.

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6 mountain biking trails to check out in Birmingham, including Oak Mountain State Park

Woman biking in a green forest
Perfect weather + beautiful Birmingham trails = your weekend plans. Photo via Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers

Temperatures in the 60s, nothing on our to-do lists until Monday morning, and plans that involve social distancing—sounds like the perfect time to go mountain biking. If you’re looking for a great bike ride, keep reading for awesome mountain biking trails in Birmingham. Plus, check out different groups for fellow mountain bike lovers!

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Making weekend plans? Here are 6 Birmingham clay shooting ranges you’ll love

2020 has been full of uncertainty, and you’re probably looking for some major stress relief. Today, we’re not talking yoga or spa days…we’re talking clay shooting. If you’re looking for a way to spend your Saturday, you’ll love these 6 Birmingham clay shooting ranges—all less than two hours away.

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9 Birmingham coffee shops to try this fall

Iced pumpkin latte and hot pumpkin latte at Seeds Coffee - 9 Birmingham coffee shops to try
Planning your next caffeine run? These pumpkin lattes are calling your name. Photo via Seeds Coffee

There’s finally a chill in the air, so it’s officially Pumpkin Spice Latte season. Even if you aren’t a fan of the quintessential fall drink, there are still plenty of reasons to enjoy a cup of coffee! The next time you’re making a caffeine run, check out one of these 9 Birmingham coffee shops.

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Enjoy the outdoors this fall with 6 fun community sports in Birmingham, including beach volleyball

The temperatures are finally cooling down, and we’re celebrating by spending as much time outside as possible! Whether you want to watch or join, add these 6 community sports in Birmingham to your calendar to enjoy the weather and get some exercise.

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Make your home beautiful with vintage pieces from these 9 shops, including Stash Bham

If 2020 has you wishing your home was a more inspiring space, you’re not alone. Thankfully, with Birmingham’s online interiors market, your nightly Instagram routine can turn into the chance to redecorate. Check out these nine accounts that source stunning vintage pieces in Birmingham from thrift shops and antique stores for local pickup.

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5 reasons you need to attend NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest: Best of Alabama at Saturn on Thursday, Aug. 1.

One of the Alabama-based contestants you could see at the Tiny Desk Contest: Best of Alabama Joshua Moore! Photo via Joshua Moore on Facebook

Have you ever wanted to watch the “next big thing” before they got big? Well, now’s your chance! Grab your tickets now to NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest: Best of Alabama, a showcase presented by Birmingham’s public radio station, WBHM. The evening celebrates Alabama’s entrants in the national contest. Here are 5 reasons to attend!

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15 Birmingham food trucks you should try

The perfect combination: live music and Fryer Truck fries. Photo by Marie Ghossein for Bham Now

Birmingham is home to delicious food—and some of it’s on wheels! No matter what you’re craving, Birmingham will have a food truck for you. Keep reading for just a few of Birmingham’s many food trucks you should plan to check out, plus their social media so you can find them yourselves! 

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Need some iced coffee? Here are 10 Birmingham coffee shops to grab a cup.

Iced coffee mood. Photo by Cecilia Wood for Bham Now

Looking for a way to satisfy your caffeine addiction in our sweltering Birmingham summer?  You need to try some iced coffee! It’s a little milder tasting than its hot brewed brother and is such a welcome treat when the thermostat is hitting 90.  I went out looking and came up with 10 coffee shops to grab some around Birmingham. Here are a few of my favorites.

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5 reasons not to miss Trove’s Grand Opening this Saturday in Woodlawn. Hint: massage is one of them.

Looking for something to do this Saturday? Make sure you add the grand opening of a new Birmingham business to your calendar! On Saturday, June 22 from 9AM to 2PM at 5532 1st Avenue N, Birmingham, AL 35212, Trove Design Shop and Melissa Jane, LMT will celebrate a joint grand opening.  Here are 5 reasons not to miss it.

The cutest flower truck. Photo via Trove Design Shop on Facebook
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11 places to find ethnic food in Hoover

One of the best parts of living in Birmingham? The food, obviously! My bucket list of restaurants to try is constantly growing, and thankfully I don’t have to travel too far from my house in Hoover to check them out. Here’s your guide to where to find the best ethnic food in Hoover – add a few of these to your restaurant bucket list!

Still dreaming about the Pad Si Ewe at Blue Pacific Thai. Photo by Cecilia Wood for Bham Now
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