We know it’s been a minute since school has been in session. We still have a few weeks left before it starts back, so there’s no doubt some homes might be getting a little antsy. Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens has a ton of creative ways to keep your kids entertained right now—don’t miss out!
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.
It’s time to get rid of all that toxic energy in your life, and we’re not just talking about your ex-boyfriend. The Jefferson County Department of Health and other city participants is holding a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event free to all residents of Jefferson Countyon Saturday, July 25 from 8AM-11:30AM, or until capacity is met.
This week, a team of scientists from Birmingham’s McWane Science Center, South Carolina and Auburn announced the discovery of two ancient fossil shark species from the southeastern U.S. that lived during the Paleogene Period, roughly 65 and 35 million years ago.
When you’re going through a tough time, having a support system in place can make a huge difference. These Birmingham nonprofits aim to be and create that system for families and individuals who need it most. Check it out!
The second annual Birmingham Freedom Fest is going virtual this year on Saturday, July 25 at 3PM. The lineup is stacked with notable names, speakers, artists and more. Get all the details on panels and performances—plus, how to RSVP and tune in for FREE!
Heyyyy who likes to partyyy? Apparently Hoover does because its city council approved the city’s first entertainment district. The new district will be located in Stadium Trace Village and contribute to Hoover’s booming business scene.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama keeps families with sick children together by providing them support and comfort when they need it the most. Their annual gala—which is also their biggest fundraiser of the year—is going virtual, and they need your help. Get all of the details for their Heart of the House Party, and find out how you can get involved today.
As part of Bham Now’s neighborhood series, we’re taking a look at Birmingham’s Southwest community. Southwest has a lot to offer and some of your favorite places may be in this community without you even knowing.
The supplies you need for the perfect date night or girls’ night, brought right to your car window—plus it supports a cause we love. How’s that for some Tail-Waggin’ Takeout? Get all the details of your new favorite event right here, and be sure to purchase your ticket by August 3!
On July 30 and July 31, multiple Birmingham performing arts organizations are joining forces to bring a night of inspiring sights and sounds to the Magic City with the first Birmingham Arts Drive-In. If you’ve missed the performing arts as much as we have, keep reading to find out how you can see the show—plus, more ways to support the arts in Birmingham today.