Southern Environmental Center’s Ecofest is here!

Ecofest 2016
EcoFest 2016
What do you get when you combine fine wines, fresh Whole Foods ingredients, and Chef Franklin Biggs?
The 2016 EcoFest Celebration.
One of Birmingham’s longest running and successful fundraising events, this year’s Ecofest features a gourmet harvest dinner and a auction honoring longtime Birmingham architect and civic leader Nimrod Long.
Buy your tickets today for the Thursday, October 20, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Ecofest Celebration at Birmingham-Southern College.

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Uncorked! On the Green Returns – Sat., October 8th, 2016

Uncorked on the Green

Free craft beer and fine wine tasting festival in Birmingham? Count. Us. In.

Have you ever walked down the beverage aisle of your local grocery store and wondered just what IS a Little Sumpin Sumpin, Dale’s Pale Ale, Two Hearted Ale, Vanillaphant or Bearded Lady? Here’s a chance to indulge your curiosity and sample over 50 craft beers from around the world along with many fine wines for FREE!

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Acclaimed kids nature writer Heather Montgomery in Birmingham this week (video)



Rattlesnakes, earthquakes, wacky animals and bugs.

If you  are  curious about nature and the world around you, drop by the Homewood Public Library on Sunday, October 9th, between 2:00 to 4:00 to meet highly acclaimed Alabama children nature writer Heather Montgomery for a public book signing.

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5 Reasons You Need to Sign up for ‘the BOLD’ Speaker Series NOW

Bham Now will be kicking off the BOLD speaker series on Tuesday, Oct. 18th 5:30pm at Kinetic Here are the top 5 reasons you need get a ticket now. You will;

1) Hear from Jay Brandrup, Auburn grad, on what it is takes to start a business from scratch in Birmingham and grow it to be one of the most respected in the city. Kinetic was “has been recognized as one of Birmingham’s Most Admired Companies by the Birmingham Business Journal.”


Jay Brandrup, Founder and Principal, Kinetic

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Birmingham Museum of Art introduces Art After 5

Starting this Friday from 5pm to 9pm, the Birmingham Museum of Art will be hosting a new series, Art After 5.

Every first Friday, the museum will feature new art and entertainment with a lot of opportunities to unwind from the week. This will include mini studio art classes, guest musicians, tapas tastings, local mixologists, and art history hacks with experts.

The event is FREE for Members and only $10 for General Admission.

On Friday, you will have the opportunity to peruse through the Ghoulish Gallery Tour with Angela May of the BMA’s Education Department, watch a performance by Contemporary jazz duo Michael Glaser and Choko Aken on piano and drums. You will also get the chance to enjoy a Mini Studio Class with Instructor Meredith Knight and treat yourself to cocktails by the guest mixologist Feizal Valli of downtown’s soon-to-open, The Atomic Lounge.

Add a little Art to your Friday and enjoy the BMA’s newest series.

Get your engagement calendars out! Checkout the Alabama Rivers Alliance October events calendar


From our good friends at the Alabama Rivers Alliance – below is a list of events they are promoting in the month of October.  Mark your calendars today, and bookmark the ARA Events calendar page.

October 7 – 9 –  Cukorakko Music Festival,  benefitting the Coosa Riverkeeper
October 7 – Party on the Porch at Alabama Outdoorsbenefiting Black Warrior Riverkeeper
October 8 & 9 – Blount County Solar Home Tour
October 10  – ASAN’s Regional Food & Farms Forum at Kymulga Grist Mill in Childersburg
October 13Bay Bash benefiting Mobile Baykeeper
October 20ACF’s Connect to your Coast at Black Warrior Brewing Company
October 23 – Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre
October 28 – 30 – Alabama Chapter of the Sierra Club Annual Retreat

Alpha Xi Delta at UAB steps it up for Autism Speaks this Saturday

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s greek life is well known for their high philanthropic goals. Among these chapters, Alpha Xi Delta has been a powerhouse for donations when it comes to their national philanthropy, Autism Speaks. They have proudly raised more than $30,000 in the last year alone. This Fall, they plan to step it up (with a 5k to be exact).

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Birmingham is the “Soccer Capital of the South” this weekend

Birmingham will become the “Soccer Capital of the South” this weekend with 232 soccer teams from 7-8 different states participating in this year’s Birmingham Bash. 



The annual Birmingham Bash Soccer Tournament hosted by the Birmingham United Soccer Association (BUSA) will take place October 1st and 2nd at 7 different venues in Shelby County and Southern Jefferson County.

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