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L’Chaim 2021

Red Mountain Theatre 1600 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

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The Holocaust and the Victims of Nazi Persecution

ZOOM Online

This program will focus on the basic tenants of Nazi antisemitic and racial ideology and explain how this warped view of the world impacted the victims of the Holocaust era: Roma (Gypsies), disabled persons, persons of African descent, Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and political opponents of the Nazi regime.   Register Now  

Teacher Cadre: The Importance of Teaching Holocaust Literature to Middle and High School Students

ZOOM Online

Dr. Sterling will explore why it is important to teach Holocaust literature (including drama and fiction) to middle and high school students, as well as methods of teaching the literature effectively.  He will discuss personal connections, empathy, teaching strategies, ways of creating meaningful discussions, and various Holocaust literary works that students like and that function effectively in the classroom. Eric Sterling is Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at Auburn University at Montgomery, where he has taught for the past 27 years. He teaches various English classes, including Holocaust literature. He has published widely on the Holocaust, including the book LifeContinue Reading ...

Shelby Humane Paws for the Cause

Veterans Park Hoover, Al Hoover, AL

Shelby Humane is the only open-admission animal shelter in Shelby County. We care for over 5,000 lost, homeless & unwanted pets each year. We rely on fundraisers such as Paws for the Cause to perform our life-saving mission. Paws for the Cause is a certified 5k off-road race through the beautiful Veterans Park in Hoover on September 18th. The course takes you on a path through the park around the lake and through tree-lined trails surrounding the park. NEW: The Tail Waggin' Trek is a 1-mile "obstacle" course run for individuals or teams and fun for adults, kids & dogs!Continue Reading ...

Head Over Teal

The Preserve in Hoover

Keep the tradition and join Laura Crandall Brown Foundation (LCBF) on Saturday, September 25, 2021 as we once again host our 12th annual Head Over Teal 5K/10K and Family Fun Day.  Create your own FUNdraising page or lead a team of supporters when you sign up to participate. Runners can honor survivors and remember those who fought GYN cancer by participating in the 5K/10K, joining us for our fall festival themed day, or by selecting the "sleep in" option. Lead race times will be eligible for a Trak Shak gift card. Share photos of family support, connect with other participants, and engage the foundation virtually by using the hashtags #headoverteal and #headoverteal2021 and by following us on social media atContinue Reading ...

Fiesta

Linn Park, 710 20th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203, United States 2000 Park Pl, Birmingham, AL

Fiesta, Alabama’s largest celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage, is pleased to announce its 19th annual festival to take place Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, from noon to 8 p.m. at Birmingham’s Linn Park. Advance tickets are $10, and children ages 12 and under are admitted free. Donations to the Fiesta scholarship fund at Fiesta are encouraged at the event. Fiesta offers a wide assortment of activities, from storytelling to wrestling exhibitions. Music, dance, performing arts, visual arts, children’s activities, soccer, cultural education, authentic Latin food as well as community and health-related resources are all part of the event. Fiesta givesContinue Reading ...

$10. – $12

SURVIVORS, a play by Deborah R. Layman

Red Mountain Theatre 1600 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

SURVIVORS was commissioned by Red Mountain Theatre as part of its Human Rights New Works Festival. It is based on the true stories of local Holocaust survivors. Historian Yehuda Bauer has said, “Events happen because they are possible. If they were possible once, they are possible again. In that sense, the Holocaust is not unique, but a warning for the future.” Set in a racially diverse, contemporary high school classroom, Survivors explores the parallels between the past and the present, with the Holocaust stories serving as object lessons about the consequences of hate. As the slippery slope of prejudice and intolerance is examinedContinue Reading ...

$10.00

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Lori’s Day at Newk’s Eatery

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This disease claims the lives more than 13,000 women in the U.S. each year, and Birmingham residents can make a difference simply by dining out. On Tuesday, September 28, Newk’s Eatery will donate 20% of all sales at participating locations to Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA) in honor of Lori Newcomb, wife of Newk’s co-founder, Chris Newcomb. In 2014, Lori Newcomb was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and launched Newk’s Cares, the charitable arm of Newk’s, to help women like herself. Lori sadly lost her physical battle with the disease in February 2019, butContinue Reading ...

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So So Spiffy’s “Shopping Shindig” Grand Opening

Downtown, Birmingham Birmingham, AL

The team you know and love at So So Spiffy is growing! In addition to our staging and design services we are launching a new monthly shopping experience, Shopping Shindig. Mark your calendars! On the first weekend of every month, you will have access to Spiffy’s curated collections of rugs, sofas, chairs, dining tables, accessories, and more up to 60% off. Don't hesitate - once these unique collections are gone, they're gone for good! We also have an impressive lineup for the Grand Opening including a DJ, local guest artisans, and fabulous food trucks. Join us at our Grand OpeningContinue Reading ...

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Recurring

So So Spiffy’s “Shopping Shindig” Grand Opening

Downtown, Birmingham Birmingham, AL

The team you know and love at So So Spiffy is growing! In addition to our staging and design services we are launching a new monthly shopping experience, Shopping Shindig. Mark your calendars! On the first weekend of every month, you will have access to Spiffy’s curated collections of rugs, sofas, chairs, dining tables, accessories, and more up to 60% off. Don't hesitate - once these unique collections are gone, they're gone for good! We also have an impressive lineup for the Grand Opening including a DJ, local guest artisans, and fabulous food trucks. Join us at our Grand OpeningContinue Reading ...

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Lesbians, Gay Men, and Trans Men and Women in Nazi Germany

ZOOM Online

Dr. Marhoefer is a historian of queer and trans politics. This program will focus not only on gay men’s experiences during Nazi Germany but also the seldom acknowledged experiences of lesbians, trans men, and trans women. Register Now

Community Film Screening: Paragraph 175

Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema 1821 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL

Named for the the German criminal code that banned sexual acts between men, the film Paragraph 175 uses survivor testimony to recount the persecution of homosexuals in the Third Reich. This award winning, 2000 documentary adds “to the growing body of invaluable cinematic literature documenting for posterity the hideous barbarity of Nazism” and serves as another, lesser known, perspective into the history of the Holocaust.   Following the film, Paragraph 175’s lead historian, Dr. Klaus Mueller, will join the audience via Zoom for a Q&A session. Dr. Klaus Mueller, based in Berlin, serves as the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Representative forContinue Reading ...

Barktoberfest

Cahaba Brewing Company 4500 5th Ave S, Birmingham, AL

Barktoberfest is Back! Come celebrate in Oktoberfest fashion, Hand in Paw style, with your furry friend by your side! Drink local beer, participate in fun contests, and much more all while supporting Hand in Paw! TICKETS: handinpaw.org/events/barktoberfest/  $25 TICKET GETS YOU: • 1 Cahaba Beer Ticket • Entry into the pet costume contest • Entry into the stein hoist contest • Novelty item • Access to the Hand in Paw photo booth Proceeds from Barktoberfest benefit Anna's Fund, a fund created by Rodney Tucker & Billy Connelley that defrays costs associated with volunteer training and supplies! Local vendors will be present forContinue Reading ...

$25

Woodlawn Sunday Dinner

Virtual AL

In close-knit communities, the words “Sunday Dinner” evoke images of food, family and fellowship. Here in Woodlawn, we believe that still rings true for those who share the common thread of this community’s revitalization efforts. Join us Sunday, October 10th from 2-5pm for a celebration of soul food and community as we join together to host the 5th annual Woodlawn Sunday Dinner. This is a family-friendly event. $75 to attend the live event, $45 to pick up meals curbside. Kids 12 and under are free. Guests can expect full plates of soul food goodness and complimentary beverages, including craft beer,Continue Reading ...

$45 – $75

Safe Summer Series Concert

524 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL, United States 524 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL

Birmingham's Safe Summer Series has its finale concert this Sunday, October 10, at Memorial Park starting at 5 pm. Opening up, we have non-other than local talent, Halo Wheeler. Next, sultry song artist Sherri Brown will grace the stage. And for the grand finale, hit singer-songwriter KeKe Wyatt will close out it out! The Safe Summer Series has played a vital role this past summer in bringing together the Birmingham community in a safe and fun way- through music events, movie nights, and community festivals. We are looking to make the last Safe Summer Series a night to remember forContinue Reading ...

Free

Teacher Workshop: Teaching With Stories – Romania

ZOOM Online

DESCRIPTION When Hungary joined the Axis alliance in 1940, they were given the Northern Transylvania region of Romania as a reward for siding with Germany. The Jews of Transylvanian were soon subjected to Hungary’s anti-Jewish regulations. Four years later, as they seemed to be losing the war, the Nazis occupied Hungary and focused their efforts on the last major Jewish deportations of the war. Explore this history through the lives of three survivors who lived within 75 miles of each other in Transylvania: Max Steinmetz, born 1925, Târgu Lăpuș, Romania Martin Aaron, born 1927, Săpînţa, Romania Elie Wiesel, born 1928,Continue Reading ...



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