5 Reasons you’ll want to Spend an Evening with Fannie Flagg

 Fannie Flagg An Evening with Lyric Theatre
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Ever read the book, “Fried Green Tomatoes?  Have you seen the movie? Fannie Flagg, the bestselling author, from our very own city,  is back in town for an evening of lively and candid conversation. The event will be at the Lyric Fine Arts Theatre on December 9th  at 7pm.  Here are 5 reasons you’ll want to spend an evening with Fannie Flagg.

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Mid 2017 will Host Quite the Showdown in Birmingham – the National Senior Games

Waves of funding are becoming increasingly easier to come by, it seems, for events and innovative dealings within the Bham area.

Along with the recent approval of TopGolf, the city has moved forward, with a massive amount of funding to host the National Senior Games from June 2nd to the 15th!

Photo By: Florida Sports Foundation
Photo By: Florida Sports Foundation

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Come see December BOLD Speaker Series charity Hand in Paw downtown for #GivingTuesday

Hand in Paw Birmingham

Bham Now’s December BOLD Series speaker Jim McClintock’s chosen charity Hand in Paw has scheduled a busy #GivingTuesday.

Learn and support this extraordinary organization that touches the lives of nearly a 100,000 people a year with the help of 175 local volunteers, through the gentle and unconditional love of Hand in Paw therapy animals.

Here is their lineup of activities

  • HIP Therapy Teams will visit downtown during lunch (the 20th St N entrance to Linn Park). Please step out of your office and visit our teams.

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A Guide to Christmas at the Alabama Theatre

Christmas showings are coming to the Alabama Theatre. From your favorite Christmas movies to a country/folk performance, you’ll spend your December at the theater.

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Alabama weekly nature roundup – November 19 to November 25, 2016

Bankhead National Forest
Bankhead National Forest

Quote of the week:

“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” -~Baba Dioum

Our favorite stories this week: Patagonia’s Give 100% to the Planet commitment, the story about the Little River Canyon National Preserve and where you can recycle cooking oil in Jefferson County.

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Patagonia’s own “doorbuster” sale on Black Friday. Give 100% for the Planet

Photo by Garrett Grove
Photo by Garrett Grove

Rebel against Black Friday madness – Patagonia 100% for the Planet

 

Black Friday.  The kickoff of the holiday retail season. It can be madness.

At storefronts across America, people literally wait outside in long lines for hours to rush into retail stores immediately when the establishment opens at daybreak to purchase the latest electronic game or the hottest trendy toy.  These type of events are often called “Doorbuster” sales.

In lieu of all the Black Friday madness, yesterday, Patagonia, one of the most successful and popular outdoor sustainable clothing companies in the U.S. announced its own special kind of Black Friday “Doorbuster” sale.

Patagonia is giving 100% of their sales on Black Friday to grassroots organizations working in local communities for the environment.

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What locals are saying about Jim McClintock behind his back.

 Haisley Beard Smith I heard him speak about 6 years ago and he is phenomenal. A local treasure, for sure.

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Liz Rozzelle He spoke at the Birmingham Audubon banquet a few years ago. Last week we had dinner at Food Bar and we said hello to him. Local celebrity!

Will Marble This should be good. 

Dr. Jim McClintock will speak to Bham Now about the drought in Alabama, the ice in Antarctic and global climate change.  Seats are limited! Get tickets for the BOLD event here.

Alabama weekly nature roundup – November 12 to November 18, 2016

Photo by: Charles Walton - one of our favorite "Supermoon " pics
Photo by: Charles Walton – one of our favorite “Supermoon ” pics

Quote of the week – “I love to think of Nature as wireless telegraph stations through which God speaks to us every day, every hour, and every moment of our lives.” ~ George Washington Carver

The week of the Supermoon.  Drought continues.  Move I-20/59 takes a hit. And the big question – will Alabama ever develop a sustainable water plan?

Looking for something to do this weekend? Become a Preserve Ranger!

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