5 Birmingham museums to offer free admission on Museum Day, including McWane Science Center, on Saturday, September 22

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Arts and culture were celebrated in August 2018 at Birmingham’s annual Art on the Rocks. Photo via Art Birmingham Museum of Art

From art to science to fire engines, Birmingham is home to an incredible list of museums. Plan a visit on Museum Day happening Sat., Sept. 22 and get you and a friend in free! Continue reading “5 Birmingham museums to offer free admission on Museum Day, including McWane Science Center, on Saturday, September 22”

5 reasons why Birmingham is a great college town, including top-notch education and late-night eats

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College. The days are busy and stressful, but totally exciting and fun—especially when you attend college in Birmingham. What makes Birmingham such a hot college town? Here are a five reasons we think it’s pretty great! Continue reading “5 reasons why Birmingham is a great college town, including top-notch education and late-night eats”

16 art classes to register for in Birmingham during the month of October, including candle making at ArtPlay and embroidery at the Birmingham Museum of Arts

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Grab your friends and head to an art class at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Photo via Birmingham Museum of Art

Keep your creativity flowing when you register for art classes in Birmingham. From pottery and ceramics to drawing painting and even embroidery, here are 16 classes to choose from.

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13 festivals you don’t want to miss this October, including the Greek Festival and Birmingham Oktoberfest

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Good times at Barber Motorsports Park. Photo via Barber Motorsports Park

The fall season is headed our way, and you know what that means—festivals galore! Check out these must-attend festivals happening this October across Birmingham.

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7 must-read books up for grabs during Books-A-Million’s Book Lovers Season, including “Whiskey in a Teacup” by Reese Witherspoon

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September marks Book Lovers Season at Books-A-Million. It’s the perfect opportunity to find your new fave from our list of the latest must-reads from BAM! So grab a blanket and a seasonal pumpkin spice beverage from Joe Muggs and settle in with one of these new releases from Books-A-Million.

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2 organizations in Birmingham offer help to individuals and families with HIV/AIDS, including AIDS Alabama

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Elise Hayes at Birmingham AIDS Outreach testing clinic. Photo via Birmingham AIDS Outreach

Did you know Birmingham has many great organizations that are working to help people and their families with HIV/AIDS and to prevent the spread of HIV? AIDS Alabama and Birmingham AIDS Outreach are two of them. Here’s a look at their services and how they help the community of Birmingham. 

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Wait! Hold on to that pop tab. It can help raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. Find out how.

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A Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama guest shows off a pop-tab collection house. Photo courtesy of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

Stop! Don’t just recycle that aluminum can. Get the most from your recycling efforts by collecting the shiny pop tab and donating it to the Ronald McDonald House. Read on to find out why.

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Have a fun-filled month at McWane Science Center’s great September events, including the Maker Fair on September 8

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McWane Science Center gets a thumbs up from a visitor. Photo via McWane Science Center

Ahhh… September. A month to regroup and get back in the groove before the super busy fall and winter months that will be here before you know it. Just because it’s a tame month doesn’t mean it has to be a lame one, and it won’t when you attend any of McWane Science Center’s many great September events. Continue reading “Have a fun-filled month at McWane Science Center’s great September events, including the Maker Fair on September 8”

Your how-to guide to Zyp BikeSharing in Birmingham, plus 3 of the best check-out and return stations, including Back Forty

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Zyp bike fun in Birmingham. Photo via Zyp BikeShare

Zyp bikes have been in Birmingham for a couple years now, but if you’re still wondering how to use them, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about how to rent and ride a Zyp bike—and where to find them. 

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Adopt a pet from one of these 10 animal rescues in Birmingham, including Purrfect Love Cat Rescue and Peace, Love and Dog Paws Rescue, Inc.

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A sweet cat awaits adoption through Steel City Cat Rescue. Photo via Steel City Cat Rescue

Are you considering adopting a pet? Here are 10 no-kill animal rescue organization in Birmingham that are striving to find cats and dogs their furever homes.

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Alabama’s Parenting Assistance Line (PAL) helps parents and caregivers across Birmingham

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Helpful advice from PAL means happier family moments. Photo via Alabama’s Parenting Assistance Line (PAL)

Hey parents and caregivers! Don’t count to ten to relieve your stress. Contact Alabama’s Parenting Assistance Line (PAL) for real-world advice from highly-qualified specialists for all of your parenting and caregiving challenges. Continue reading “Alabama’s Parenting Assistance Line (PAL) helps parents and caregivers across Birmingham”

6 things you missed during the September 1 grand opening of Slag Heap Brewing Co. in Trussville

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A steady crowd at Slag Heap Brewing Co.’s grand opening in Trussville. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

There was lots of fun to be had during the Sept. 1 grand opening of Slag Heap Brewing Co. in Trussville. Here are six awesome things you missed!

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Trussville’s Slag Heap Brewing Co. to hold grand opening Sat., September 1

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Slag Heap Brewing Co. prepares for grand opening. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

It’s been awhile since Slag Heap Brewing Co. first broke ground in Trussville. But the wait for this new, and much-awaited, brewery is finally drawing to an end with its grand opening happening this Sat. on Sept. 1.

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Top reasons working at Somerby at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen is awesome, plus 4 job opportunities up for grabs

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Looking for employment somewhere that is upscale and offers a family environment? You can find this and more when you apply for a job with Somerby at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen. (To apply for Somerby at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen’s Chef Management position, send your resume to Carolyn Katterjohn at ckatterjohn@somerbyliving.com.)

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Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama to honor outstanding women of distinction during One Smart Cookie Celebration on Aug. 30

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City of Vestavia Hills Councilor Kimberly Cook with Girl Scouts from different troops across Vestavia. Photo via Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama

It’s time to honor some of Birmingham’s smartest cookies during the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama’s One Smart Cookie Celebration, happening Aug. 30.

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