Back-to-school deals for Birmingham teachers on donuts + more

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Photo via Krispy Kreme’s Facebook page

Whether in-person or virtual, many schools around the greater Birmingham area are back in session. As a thank you to the amazing teachers rocking all the latest pandemic changes, local companies are offering discounts on things like food, classroom supplies and apparel. If you’re a teacher—or know a teacher—who could benefit from a sweet deal, check out this list.

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Mitchell’s Place celebrates 15 years helping kids on the spectrum

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All smiles at school is a dream for parents. Photo via Mitchell’s Place

August marks the 15th anniversary of Mitchell’s Place. Here’s a look at who they are and how they strive to help children with autism across the greater Birmingham area. Plus, learn how you can support their mission of unlocking every child’s potential.

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Knowledge for life. A look inside Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s Camp Grow

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Photo via Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s Facebook page

With virtual summer camps being the new trend in 2020, Jones Valley Teaching Farm hopped on the vegetable wagon to host their own version with Camp Grow. Discover what the program is all about and how it’s teaching important, life-long skills to kids in Birmingham.

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SpaceX splashes down in the Gulf with UAB devices on board

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The Polar unit, built by UAB’s EITD team is visible in images shared by NASA. Photo via UAB School of Engineering’s Facebook page

The SpaceX’s Crew Dragon “Endeavour” made its historic splash in the Gulf of Mexico near Pensacola on Sunday, August 2. Why is UAB’s Engineering and Innovative Technology Department (EITD) so excited? Find out!

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4 businesses coming to Brook Highland including Miami Fusion Cafe

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Miami Fusion Cafe’s brand is “island food.” Photo by Anne Holmes for Bham Now

Highway 280 may be known for its traffic, but it also leads to a pretty cool area of town—Brook Highland (or unincorporated Shelby County for the uninitiated). Here are four businesses opening in the area.

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7 new restaurants to know about outside Birmingham’s city center

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Beautiful and delicious. Photo via The Anvil Pub and Grill’s Facebook page

The Magic City is known for its food scene and continuous flow of new restaurants. But what about all those areas outside of Birmingham’s city center? It’s popping with places to eat, too. Here are seven new restaurants in areas like Hoover, Trussville and Hueytown.

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Itty Bitty Magic City reopens August 5. 5 things you need to know.

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Itty Bitty Magic City is ready for your return on Aug. 5, 2020. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Get ready to jump and squeal. Itty Bitty Magic City at McWane Science Center reopens on Wednesday, August 5. Here’s what to expect including new safety protocols. Purchase tickets.

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