For those who feel the start of a chill in the air, see a few leaves change color and immediately long for football with a side of tailgating—have no fear. All across the state students and fans alike are enjoying Saturdays their own way. Whether it’s cheering on their team in the stadium at 25% capacity, or at a socially distanced watch party, see how students at Auburn and Alabama are celebrating game day in COVID fashion.
Early school closings have affected young students across Birmingham. Beginning in May, Better Basics began collecting brand new books through their Books for Birmingham campaign. Their mission is to help these local students stay on track for their return back to school to prevent the summer slide.
Before they were highly acclaimed Grammy-winning artists touring the globe with Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham had their first taste of fame in our very own Birmingham, Alabama.
After receiving a generous amount of air-time on Birmingham’s WJLN-FM, Buckingham Nicks saw enthusiastic welcomes and sold-out shows across Alabama–they even moved on to perform their farewell show at Boutwell Auditorium.
As we grow closer to the fall semester, colleges are making plans to prepare for the safety of all individuals on their campuses. Governor Ivey has been working alongside experts at UAB to develop programs that will contain the spread of COVID-19–these include widespread tests for students in addition to an innovative self-check app system.
Social distancing guidelines are calling for big adjustments in this fall’s sorority recruitment across Alabama campuses. As we near closer to August, colleges are developing plans to adjust recruitment from its traditional process. Find out more.
We’ve had our eye on a number of gadgets around Birmingham that make us feel like we’re living in the future. Some of them are even affecting the way we get around town. A relatively new development, the Onewheel, offers a speedy alternative to skateboards and scooters for those on the move. Plus, it’s social distancing approved, and we must say, it’s pretty cool.
As we continue to practice social distancing, more virtual events keep popping up to keep our community connected. Learn how to make cocktails from home just like the experts, join your friends for a virtual game night, find the perfect camp for your kids, and more with these 8 virtual events happening in Birmingham.
Whether it’s delivering home essentials, sending some love with a heartfelt “kindness postcard”, or simply making a phone call to check-in, there are countless opportunities to assist our local seniors right now. Below are six Birmingham programs and activities with the mission to brighten the lives of senior citizens + how you can get involved.
If you’re anything like me you’ve found yourself bopping around Birmingham, come across a massive fairytale-style castle, and had a few questions. This eccentric structure is the Quinlan Castle–it contains 72 apartments and has quite a curious history. Today it is currently uninhabited. Dig in.
Young students throughout Birmingham have been affected by early school closings. Better Basics has created the Books for Birmingham book drive campaign to collect NEW books for these students helping them get back in the swing of things for school in the fall.
Whether its our trusty friend Vulcan or the exquisite Botanical Gardens, Birmingham offers countless awe-inspiring locations all across the map. Yet, there are even more lesser-known + charming sites all around that are must see’s. Visit the city’s hidden gems and check these underground places off your bucket list.
Most of these locations can be seen while social distancing or even from inside your car, so bring your mask along for the adventure!
The Magic City is home to countless cultural influences that contribute to our city’s vibrant culture. In the 1920s and 1930s, Tuxedo Junction stood within the Ensley neighborhood. Its dance halls brimmed with the latest jazz music and dances—including the Jive Dance which originated there.
By night it was the heart of the black community’s social paradise, and it will always be immortalized by Erskine Hawkins’ famous jazz tune “Tuxedo Junction”.
Big lifestyle changes of any kind—much less, those brought on by a pandemic—can take a toll on your mental health. Things are tough right now, and if you’re struggling, know you don’t have to go through it alone. Here are 14 Birmingham counseling centers offering virtual services.