Alabama Coastal Foundation’s Connect to Your Coast back in Birmingham December 21st at Avondale Brewery

Alabama Coastal Foundation and their partners launching the Oyster Recycling Program

Connect to Your Coast is back!

Mark your calendars.  On Wednesday, December 21st from 4:00pm – 7:00pm, the Alabama Coastal Foundation will be holding their final Connect to Your Coast event of 2016 at the Avondale Brewing Company in Birmingham.

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Nature Roundup December 9th edition – brought to you by JSU Little River Canyon Center

Photo Courtesy of International Crane Foundation

If we had to pick the “feel good” story of the week, it has got to be OHenry’s Coffees installation of a solar energy system at their roasting facility.

We truly love the idea of “solar powered” coffee in the morning.

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Remembering Pearl Harbor at Little River Canyon – “releasing of the wreath” (photos and video)

Yesterday, at Little River Canyon, atop the Highway 35 bridge, a sacred ceremony was held in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

Below are photos and video from this powerful and solemn event.

National Park Service Superintendent Steve Black and John Keller reading the names of the 30 Alabamians killed at the invasion of Pearl Harbor

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Shopping for art and local, handmade goods is the way to go this holiday season

As a southerner, giving gifts is an art in itself. It is my humble opinion that the people of the South take great pride in knowing just what to give our loved ones to celebrate special occasions. You know, by doing things like committing their Amazon wish lists to memory. Or, scrolling through their social media photos to understand their fashion preferences and personal style.

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BOLD Series with Jim McClintock a huge success! Continue to follow McClintock’s adventures at #JiminAntarctica (video)

Birmingham Now Speaker Series

It was a night to remember.

A full house. Avondale Brewery had to put out extra chairs.  The crowd started arriving 30 minutes early, to secure good seats. And Dr. Jim McClintock captivated the audience of 75+ for 50 minutes with a passionate talk about Antarctica, climate change, solutions and the future.

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Want early tickets to see Chris Rock at the BJCC on March 24? You’ll need this password!

He hasn’t toured in nine years, but Comedian and actor Chris Rock is back in 2017.

The best part is that Birmingham is one of the stops for the recently announced Total Blackout tour!

Rock will be performing at the BJCC Concert Hall on March 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets officially go on sale December 9 via Ticketmaster, but you can get them here on Wednesday during the presale, with a password.

Here are all the presale deets, via Mary Calurso:

 

“Think globally. Act locally.” Hand in Paw and Bham Now BOLD Series (slideshow)

Hand in Paw Birmingham

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“Think globally. Act locally.”

Words to live by, and you can do just that, on Tuesday, December 6th, 5:30, at the Avondale Brewery by attending the Bham Now BOLD Series featuring Jim McClintock. (purchase tickets here)

Think Globally.

UAB world renowned explorer, researcher and author Jim  McClintock will be taking the attendees on a virtual tour of Antarctica.  He will bear witness to the rapid changes that are occurring in our southernmost continent and the living lab that is disappearing as a result of climate change.

Act Locally.

One of the Bham Now  BOLD Series special features is the opportunity, for the speaker to choose a charity in which a portion of the proceeds will be donated.  McClintock selected Hand in Pawone of Birmingham’s most amazing and kindhearted organizations.  Checkout the slideshow above and the videos about this program that serves nearly 100,000 of our neighbors in the Birmingham region.

It will be a special night globally and locally.

Please join us!

Here are Hand in Paw’s  Videos

Sit, Stay, Read!  –  Petscription  – Pawsitive Living

 

Christmas at Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens (slideshow)

Arlington in Birmingham, Alabama
Arlington in Birmingham

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Here is a treat.

Our friends at the Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens are celebrating Christmas today with music and free admission (with donations encouraged).

Despite rain in the forecast, this is a wonderful opportunity to explore the interior of Birmingham’s most famous home, exquisitely decorated for Christmas.

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It’s the 25th anniversary of ‘Fried Green Tomatoes,’ so Towanda!

Hey, did you know that it’s been 25 years since Fannie Flagg’s novel Fried Green Tomatoes hit the silver screen? Yeah, me either, but I love everything about this book and film, so Friday got me all like …

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Even better, you can meet the author of both the novel and the screenplay right here in her hometown of Birmingham!  Join Fannie Flagg on December 9th at the Lyric Fine Arts Theatre for an evening of conversation about her brand-new novel “The Whole Town is Talking.

From what I understand, you can get your picture made with her after the book signing, so don’t forget to iron your dresses, darlings! And, be sure to reserve your seats now!

Photo by Irondale Cafe
Photo by Irondale Cafe

This free event is your chance to meet a real-live Alabama writer who knows her way around a screenplay, among other endeavors. The Washington Post said that “even the dead characters are delightful in Fannie Flagg’s latest novel.” Now, that’s a review!

While you’re at it, don’t forget about those fried green tomatoes from Irondale Cafe. I’m always free for a lunch date, just FYI.