Arc Stories: a better way to spend your Saturday night

Arc Stories
Via Arc Stories Facebook Page

One Saturday night a month, Arc Stories fills the Avon theater and people from all over Birmingham come to hear regular people tell their own stories.  So change up your normal weekend plans, forgo the concerts, bars, and coffee shops and spend an hour or two immersed in story!

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Birmingham Hammers “Alabama’s Soccer Team” Home Opener this Saturday (video & photos)

Birmingham Hammers
Birmingham Hammers home opener May 13th – via Birmingham Hammers LLC

The Birmingham Hammers will be opening their 2nd season in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) on Saturday, May 13th at the Sicard Hollow Athletic Complex in Vestavia Hills.

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Birmingham’s Bike to Work Day is May 19th: what you need to know

http://www.wbrc.com/story/29075909/how-did-you-get-to-work-man-rides-bike-from-birmingham-to-tuscaloosa
Zach Riggins, Jason Bierley, and Brian Toone took B2W day to an awesome extreme and pedaled all the way to Tuscaloosa! – via wbrc.com and Terri Brewer

I’ve posted before supporting Birmingham cycling, so when I got the opportunity to work on the upcoming Bike to Work Day, I jumped, exams or no exams! Continue reading “Birmingham’s Bike to Work Day is May 19th: what you need to know”

Hands On Birmingham Ignite Award winners inspire volunteerism and love of community

Hands on Birmingham

 

Hands On Birmingham Ignite Awards

Last week, seven unsung, dedicated,“roll up your sleeves” community volunteers were honored with the Ignite Award for igniting action and accelerating change in their local communities. The inaugural event was hosted by Hands On Birmingham the volunteer initiative of United Way of Central Alabama.

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Birmingham’s Top 10 for May 3 – May 9

So I was looking through our calendar (plus a couple of my own sources, just to make sure I hadn’t missed anything), and noticed something: this upcoming week has a TON of incredible concerts!  Birmingham nightlife is picking up steam as we head into summer, and a surprising amount of it is free.  So apologies to those who don’t like music (you monsters!) for my recommendations this week (which aren’t ALL music, but there’s a lot)!

what's with metal bands and black tshirts, anyway?
Run! It’s Gojira! – via jusebeats.com

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Checkout Ruffner Mountain’s new special donor wall and don’t forget the Annual Native Plant Sale today

Ruffner Mountain Birmingham Alabama

Last night, Ruffner Mountain celebrated its 40th year with the unveiling of a new donor wall. A one of a kind work of art, the colorful mural depicts the urban natural world. The wall honors the Ruffner’s founders, donors, foundations and volunteers who have poured their blood, sweat and tears into a nature preserve in Birmingham that is larger than New York City’s Central Park.

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Velocity Accelerator Demo Day – Birmingham’s entrepreneurial fire is fueled

April 18 was a special day for Birmingham’s startup “eco-system” which celebrated the presentations of nine companies which graduated from the Velocity Accelerator.

The so called, “Demo Day”, not only proved successful for these startup companies, but spoke volumes of our community support.

The entrepreneurs behind these wonderful 9 startups
via Wade Cline

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