5 reasons Birmingham’s 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s was a smashing success

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Puppy at 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer's
It was hot, but this puppy cooled off in the spray mist! Photo by Matthew Niblett for BhamNow.

The Alzheimer’s Association’s 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research, and this year was no different. Over a thousand supporters showed up to walk through downtown Birmingham. Learn more about this special event.

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Hoopin’ at the Hill + 2 other ways to celebrate UAB’s 50th anniversary with Homecoming 2019 from Oct. 17th-19th

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Blaze the Dragon leads the parade to Legion Field. Photo submitted.

It’s the University of Alabama at Birmingham‘s birthday! 50 years ago, UAB officially became its own university. Since its such a special year, UAB will be celebrating Homecoming from October 17th to October 19th–and you’re invited!

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Big changes coming to the Southtown neighborhood in Birmingham. Find out the latest details here.

Architectural rendering of Southtown redevelopment
Gensler‘s conceptual render of the Southtown redevelopment.

Last week, the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District (HABD) took a big step forward in the renewal of Southtown Court. The HABD board of commissioners unanimously approved the agreement for the redevelopment plan for Southtown. Here’s what you need to know.

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Studio 2500, North Birmingham’s premiere studio for emerging artists

Willie Williams, Jr. of Studio 2500
Willie Williams, Jr. next to his piece, “BLK2THEFUTURE.” Photo by Nathan Watson for BhamNow.

In an old warehouse in North Birmingham, local artist Willie Williams, Jr. saw the potential for a thriving art studio. As a result, Studio 2500 is now a venue where artists of all backgrounds can exhibit their work. Learn more about the vision.

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3 reasons to check out Taste of Freedom, with food from Bham’s best African-American chefs–Nov. 2

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Chef Simone's food. She will be featured at Taste of Freedom.
Shrimp and grits from Simone’s Kitchen ATL. Photo via Facebook.

If there is one thing Birmingham loves, it’s food. On November 2nd, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is showing off soulful culinary creations from the top African-American chefs at Taste of Freedom. Check out what it’s all about.

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Celebrate Oktoberfest with a FREE event at Our Savior Lutheran Church on Oct. 13th

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Guests pose with Martin Luther at Oktoberfest at Our Savior Lutheran Church
Pose with Martin Luther at the Oktoberfest celebration at Our Savior Lutheran Church! Photo submitted.

Birmingham has a ton of ways to celebrate Oktoberfest. However, did you know that Our Savior Lutheran Church in Shoal Creek has been celebrating German culture since 2009? Check out how you can learn and celebrate Oktoberfest at Our Savior Lutheran Church–for free!

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Co-working concept grows in Birmingham – here are 10 to choose from.

Members working in Forge, a co-working space in Birmingham.
Forge offers a friendly atmosphere where you can get work done. Photo via Forge.

Co-working spaces are a great resource for entrepreneurs and small businesses. A co-working space is like a cross between a coffee shop and a library, with a friendly, work-focused atmosphere. Here are 12 locations where you can experience co-working in Birmingham.

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Celebrate the growth of King’s Garden with an Evening in the Garden on Oct. 5

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Image from the night at King's Garden
Get ready for a whimsical night at King’s Garden! Photo submitted.

Since their opening in 2015, King’s Garden has grown to serve both King’s Home residents and the surrounding community. On October 5th, the residents invite Birmingham to come out and celebrate the growth of King’s Garden while supporting the ongoing mission of King’s Home.

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3 ways you can make a difference in a child’s life with Day of Change on Oct. 18th

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Ronald McDonald House and Grayson Family
The Ronald McDonald House helps families like the Grayson family. Photo submitted.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA) partner with the local community and McDonald’s to create change for families facing childhood illness. Here are 3 ways you can support RMHCA on the Day of Change, Friday, October 18th.

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