How long can you ride the roller coaster at Alabama Splash Adventure? Here comes Coasterthon!

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Climb in. Buckle your seatbelt. And count down to the longest ride of your life. On July 13, the Alabama Organ Center is teaming up with Alabama Splash Adventure to host an eight-hour coaster marathon to raise funds and awareness for the Alabama Organ Center. Do you have the stamina to endure the ride?

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Enter to win a Big Green Egg from Driver’s Way during their 21st anniversary celebration in July

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Marshall Glenn thanks Barbara Anderson on her purchase of an Infiniti QX60. Photo courtesy of Driver’s Way.

July marks the 21st anniversary of Driver’s Way. Yep, this used-car dealership has been serving the greater Birmingham area for 21 years! How will Driver’s Way be celebrating the occasion? By showering their loyal customers with great discounts and one really amazing prize!

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10 places to celebrate the July 4th holiday in and around the Magic City

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Happy 242th Birthday America!!  Bham Now has compiled our top 10 list of 4th of July celebrations in and around the Magic City. This year, with the 4th landing on a Wednesday,  some communities are celebrating our nation’s founding  a week in advance.

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Sloss Music and Arts Festival rocks Birmingham July 14-15! Have you purchased your tickets?

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The countdown is on! Sloss Music and Arts Festival hits Birmingham on July 14-15 at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. Are you ready for two jam-packed days full of live music performances, local vendors and makers, demonstrations and a whole lot of fun? Grab your tickets now!

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Dorothy Levy celebrates her 106th birthday with United Ability, an organization she helped found

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Dorothy Levy helped found United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham, which is now United Ability. She turns 106 years old on June 16, 2018. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Yesterday, Dorothy Levy, one of the founders of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham, which is now United Ability, celebrated her 106th birthday at United Ability’s LINCPoint Adult Day Program.

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The Bham Loft Show: the latest in the growing Birmingham music scene

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Birmingham’s food scene is not the only one bursting with creativity, the music scene is growing with the addition of The Bham Loft Show! It is a  monthly show featuring musicians, artists, writers, centered around creativity.  Created for the community, by the community,  you will want not want to miss the next show.

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Vulcan will forever light up Birmingham’s night sky after July 4th

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Have you staked out your spot for Vulcan’s July 4 fireworks show?

The ‘Big Guy’ (Vulcan) atop Red Mountain will light-up Birmingham’s cityscape again this year with the most spectacular, thunderous fireworks show to celebrate the Fourth of July.   Continue reading “Vulcan will forever light up Birmingham’s night sky after July 4th”

What is Birmingham Innovation Week? Get plugged into our city’s tech and startup ecosystem with 15 heavy-hitting events, July 9 to 13

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Birmingham is a city with a lot of passion, momentum and resources behind tech, startups and workforce development. But how do you get plugged in? Come to Birmingham Innovation Week, July 9 to 13, 2018. Register for events and sign up for updates today. Read on to learn about three major events, imerge 2018, Sloss Tech and Birmingham’s Smart Cities Initiative, PLUS this year’s lead organizer, Innovate Birmingham.

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Celebrate all things Lego at McWane Science Center’s Lego Day, happening June 16

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Remember those childhood days spent on the floor amidst a pile of colorful Legos? We do, too! Now you can relive those days and celebrate all things Lego during Lego Day at McWane Science Center on June 16. (And it’s just in time for Father’s Day weekend!)

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Life in 5 folk art themes: Check out The Original Makers Festival at the Birmingham Museum of Art on June 16

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Pine Burr or Petal Quilt, about 1960 –1970, made in Tuscaloosa, cotton, wool, polyester, nylon, silk and corduroy (via artsbma.org)

Something about folk art always grabs me. It may be rustic, the product of a self-taught artist. It may be utilitarian and intricate, like an heirloom quilt. But it always captures something intangible and raw about the everyday human experience. No surprise, I can’t wait for The Original Makers Festival on June 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

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