Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup March 17th edition sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In this edition, we are celebrating the Cahaba River, learning about Tree Swallows at Limestone Park and recommending a great book for Spring Break – Jim McClintock’s “A Naturalist Goes Fishing.”
Another week in good ole Bham. Same old, same old is definitely not the case in the magic city. Of course, there are plenty of things to do in the upcoming days. Here is a guide for a few events you won’t want to miss out on.
Get ready to cut a rug with FOOTMAD, the Birmingham Friends of Old-Time Music and Dance. On Saturday March 11, at 7 P.M., the dance will be in the gym at the Birmingham YWCA. Continue reading “Dance to the beat with FOOTMAD”
In the world of motorsports, Birmingham and the state of Alabama have long been considered prime NASCAR country. But every April since 2010, the open-wheel racers of the Verizon IndyCar Series – the same cars and drivers that compete in the prestigious Indianapolis 500 – roll into town and transform the local sports scene.
David Sher should be constrained by a straightjacket! That’s what I told him after my interview. He works non-stop on a project that many people think is impossible. Bham Now is thrilled to welcome Sher as our next Bold Speaker on April 13th. Find out why.
Put you hiking shoes on and get ready for a day hike in Oak Mountain State Park. Continue reading “Day Hike at Oak Mountain State Park”
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and you’re gonna want to celebrate with a green beer or two. Of course, Birmingham has plenty going on for you, your friends and your family. From authentic Irish dancing to traditional Irish dinners, you will definitely get your Irish fill. Here’s a guide to help you find the perfect way to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day!
We have another shortlist of things to do in Birmingham! At least until next Wednesday, here are ten of my most-anticipated events:
String Theory @ Trimtab Brewing Company, March 10, starts 7PM – This local group of conservatory-trained musicians play pop and rock on their classical instruments. Hearing a complete genre breakdown is really incredible. Details
Join The Altamont School on Tuesday, March 7th, 6:30 at the school’s Cabaniss-Kaul Center for the Arts, for a conversation about cultural immersion, energy, and human rights as Professor Judith Kimerling relates her experiences with the indigenous people and the land in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of The Altamont School Global Initiative.
The McWane Science Center is hosting Spring Fever March 1 through April 15. Symptoms include science, wonder and fun!
This year’s chili cook-off rocked the socks off of those who attended. With over 100 different teams and more chili than you can imagine, it’s no surprise that over 12,000 people showed up for this fun tasting event. Thanks to the community support, The Exceptional Foundation was able to raise even more money than previous years.
Speakeasies and Science apparently go hand in hand. On March 10th, you can find out just how much at the McWane Science Center.
The annual Buy Alabama’s Best campaign began yesterday, and a portion of profits from Alabama-made goods like local groceries will benefit Children’s of Alabama!
Calling all filmmakers!