What means the beginning of fall more than a Festival? Maybe a Farmer’s Market? This Saturday, September 24th, Alabama Farmer’s Market will be the place to be.
Birmingham Girl Scout Maddie Hoaglund is going for gold – the Girl Scout Gold Award. And the winner will not only be her, but also Alabama’s State Parks, our environment and the people of Alabama.
In today’s al.com Hoaglaud penned an opinion piece about the “Love Your State Parks Day” event she has organized at Oak Mountain State Park, raise awareness about the upcoming vote on the State Parks Constitutional Amendment, and to say “thank you” to all the people that work at the state parks.
Check out Hoaglaud’s op-ed – here
And don’t miss the Love Your State Parks Day at Oak Mountain State Park on Saturday, September 24th.
@Kathleenhamrick is a smart, attractive young lady. But, she’s more! She’s about to hit the trails for a 150 mile run through the Amazon to raise money to help the uninsured in Birmingham. Come support her tonight!
Want to know what Bham Now is about? Come to our FIRST event -‘The BOLD’ Speaker Series and find out. Get tickets here.
Join Bham Now on Tuesday, October 18th at 5:30 pm. We’ll be chatting LIVE with Jay Brandrup, Founder and President of @kinetic on their mighty cool rooftop at the ‘red-caboose’ on Morris Ave. in Birmingham. Nab your ticket here.
Fact #1: It exists! The Okra Festival is held annually, the last weekend in August, in Burkville, Lowndes County, AL about 20 miles west of Montgomery. When I heard about it, I had to go, as fresh okra is one of my favorite things and the festival rated as one of the top things to do in August in Alabama, other than drink iced tea and sit under a fan.
Eat. Drink. Think. Birmingham Pubs, Bars, and Restaurants are hosting regular nights to test your Trivia knowledge. Find your inner Einstein or Dwight Shroot with these fave Trivia Night locations.
- Blackwell’s Pub and Eatery
Every Monday at 7:30pm, this hip pub hosts Live Team Trivia. Topics vary but the fun never stops. With great food and a light, competitive atmosphere, you won’t want to miss out on this game.
It’s that time of year again, folks. Time to celebrate the fact that we are half-way to St. Patrick’s Day on the ol’ calendar. I haven’t heard a better reason to throw one back. Join the fun in 5 points! More here.
Some say the best food comes out of a truck. Now’s your chance to prove them right! This Sunday, September 18th, Trucks by the Tracks will be returning to Birmingham. From 11am – 5pm, make your way to Railroad Park and enjoy your favorite food trucks.
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Attention, #BhamFoodies! This September, take on food truck fare, spinach pie, baklava, and more at churches and parks throughout the city. You’ll find all the details you need on upcoming food festivals as well as recommendations on what to try in our roundup in the link in our bio. #EatLocal #BhamFoodTrucks #TrucksbyTheTracks #BreakinBread #MiddleEasternFoodFestival #GreekFoodFestival
Starting today through Saturday,August 10th, St. George Catholic Church is presenting the Middle Eastern Food Festival.
This event is free for everyone. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the different varieties of food and delectable desserts. From Kibbee Sandwiches to Baklawa, you’ll get the chance to try authentic international cuisine.
Each day there will be Middle Eastern dancing along with other cultural presentations. Live Music will be on Friday and Saturday night. Come check out the booths and events and share in their culture and fun.
For more information, click here.
Courtesy of Red Hills Brew Pub
Started by a gastrointestinal doctor and a former marine, Red Hills Brew Co will open its doors this weekend. Specialty will be ‘session’ beers meaning beers with less than 5.1% alcohol. That means you can throw back a few with out sliding off your chair!
Want to feel the energy of a neighborhood revitalization? Or, just want to have a great time? Either way, come out and experience the Woodlawn Street Market with over 50 local vendors including produce and locally made items to satisfy your stomach and your eyes.
This Saturday, September 10th 10am-4pm. Free!
The Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center will offer 29 performances this year, marking its 20th season. The Center aims to attract people of all ages and income levels. The Center is getting some upgrades with digital marques and new carpet among other things.
“We have a commitment to you to bring you things you haven’t seen before and to introduce new audiences to it,” says Anna Thompson, Executive Director of the Center. “We are committed to having multiple price points where nobody is turned away based on the cost of the event.”
If you are interested in learning more about some of the top environmental issues in Alabama now, then you must check out the Southern Exposure Film Festival this Thursday evening, 7pm at the Altamont School. Oh, and it’s free!
Film topics include waste water, state parks, landfills, efficient energy for low income households, the Cahaba River and the importance of oysters, (other than being delicious!).
Six talented, emerging film makers, from various parts of the U.S., spent 6 weeks of their summer here in Alabama, thanks to a fellowship provided by Southern Exposure. The film makers will present to talk about their films and share their summer experience in Alabama.
More on the Films. Altamont School location.
— Charles Scribner (@CharlesScribner) September 1, 2016
Eagle Solar & Light, based in Birmingham, installed and donated ActiveLED solar lights and controls which brighten the 80 foot Kaul Adventure Tower when activity is present and dim when it is not. This will enable nighttime activities to rappel, zip line or climb.