Kami-Con founder, Raymond Lenzner on what you need to know about the convention, February 22-24

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Kami-Con attracts a large crowd of anime and Japanese culture enthusiasts every year! Photo via Kami-Con

Have you ever been to Kami-Con? This anime and Japanese-cultural convention is gearing up for it’s 11th conference February 22 through 24, 2019. The convention will be held right here in Birmingham at the BJCC.

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Join Asbury United Methodist Church for a Christmas Cantata and Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Asbury UMC. Photo via Asbury UMC

The sights and sounds of the Christmas season fill Asbury United Methodist in Birmingham this month. Mark your holiday calendar with exciting upcoming events, including a Christmas Cantata on December 16 and four Christmas Eve Candlelight Services on December 24. Continue reading “Join Asbury United Methodist Church for a Christmas Cantata and Christmas Eve Candlelight Services”

Don’t miss “Magic of Lights: Vulcan’s Holiday Light Experience” Christmas show at Vulcan Park December 12-23

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The Vulcan statue will be lit up with a sound-to-light Christmas show this year! Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum

This will be the first year of Vulcan Park and Museum’s sound-to-light Christmas show, and you don’t want to miss it. The shows will run from December 12th through the 23rd with free hot chocolate while supplies last.

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6 reasons to attend Christmas on the Square in Historic downtown Talladega December 7-9. It’s free!

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Christmas on the Square happens Dec. 7-9 in Talladega. Photo via Christmas on the Square

Looking for a fun-filled holiday weekend spent with family and friends? Here are six reasons why you should attend the city of Talladega’s third annual Christmas on the Square, happening December 7-9.

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5 important conservation events in Birmingham during the first half of December

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Starting this morning, Monday, December 3rd at 11:30 with an Alabama Rivers Alliance Legislative Lunch and Learn conference call, the first half of December will be filled with educational and fun conservation events in and around Birmingham.

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Birmingham holiday parades to get you in the holly jolly spirit

Waving at the kiddos who are waiting for Santa Claus! Photo by Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce Website

Christmas time is finally here. A time for family, hot cocoa, giving gifts(and receiving, if you’re on the nice list), and, of course, Christmas parades! That’s right, nothing reminds me of the holidays more than waiting patiently by the street for Santa to ride by in a firetruck throwing candy to all the good boys and girls. 

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35 Things to do in Birmingham in December

Don’t miss “Christmas is a Drag at Saturn” and 34 other great events this December in Birmingham! Photo via Saturn on Facebook

Are you ready for December in Birmingham? Lights are going up around town and everyone is feeling festive! Check out these 35 events (holiday and non-holiday themed) that are happening in Birmingham in December! 

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Join ‘parade of the arts’ at Celebrate Christmas with Samford Arts on Friday, November 30 at the Wright Center

Christmas at Samford University. Photos courtesy of Samford Arts

This week and next, many of our friends and neighbors will be attending Christmas parades throughout our community. Occasionally, since parades are held outdoors on city streets in November and December, you may have to bundled up or stand under an umbrella.

We’ve got an alternative.

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Top 5 reasons you don’t want to miss Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Home for the Holidays on December 7

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It’s a holiday spectacular brimming with the spirit of the season. Check out Bham Now’s five top reasons to get tickets to Home for the Holidays. The performance, which is part of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Red Diamond SuperPOPS series, takes place Friday, December 7, at 7 p.m. at the Samford University Wright Center. Tickets range from $27 to $62.

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The 5th annual Vulcans Community Awards were on November 1st. Here’s a recap and photo gallery

The tables were full and the community was ready for the Vulcans Community Awards. Photo by Aly Hansen for Bham Now

The 13 community members who were honored at the 5th annual Vulcans Community Awards are hardworking individuals who work tirelessly to make Birmingham a better place. Find out more about their stories here. 

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A November to remember. Samford Arts debuts its own new American Opera and invites Birmingham to join a Christmas tradition

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This November, Samford University’s School of the Arts will be holding two unforgettable events. On November 15-18, Samford Arts will be premiering a new American opera called The Ghosts of Gatsby. At the end of the month, on November 30, the university will be kicking off the holiday season with the Celebrate Christmas with Samford Arts.

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7 cause-worthy runs to participate in this November and December in Birmingham, including The Great Amazing Race

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Are you looking to get active while supporting a good cause? Then sign up for one of these cause-worthy runs happening this Nov. and Dec. in Birmingham.

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