7 cause-worthy runs to participate in this November and December in Birmingham, including The Great Amazing Race

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Are you ready to race? Photo via Noojin and White Race to the Courthouse

Are you looking to get active while supporting a good cause? Then sign up for one of these cause-worthy runs happening this Nov. and Dec. in Birmingham.

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Stink bugs in Birmingham: by any other name, they’d stink the same

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“Shield bugs” is one name, which describes the appearance, like an ornate piece of medieval armor. We call them “stink bugs” stateside, but perhaps the French named it best. “Punaise diabolique.” Devil bug! Whatever you call it, if you’ve got them in your Birmingham home, please don’t squash them. Your nose can thank us later.

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It’s almost Halloween! Drive carefully in Birmingham with these 5 safety tips from Adamson Ford

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Here come all those little pedestrians in costumes! Photo for Bham Now

Driving slowly and distraction-free while toting your trick-or-treaters from house to house on Halloween may seem like a no-brainer for drivers, but these tips will help you creep it real down those Birmingham streets.

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5 awesome pumpkin patches to visit this fall, including Old Baker Farm and Helena Hollow

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Pumpkins galore in Birmingham. Photo via Helena Hollow

It’s pumpkin time again—and you’re in luck! This weekend marks open season for many amazing pick-your-own pumpkin patches around the greater Birmingham area. Which patch should you visit? Continue reading to find out!

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Your how-to guide to Zyp BikeSharing in Birmingham, plus 3 of the best check-out and return stations, including Back Forty

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Zyp bike fun in Birmingham. Photo via Zyp BikeShare

Zyp bikes have been in Birmingham for a couple years now, but if you’re still wondering how to use them, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about how to rent and ride a Zyp bike—and where to find them. 

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12 ethnic food places to try on Green Springs Highway, including Red Sea Ethiopian and Mediterranean

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Red Sea Ethiopian and Mediterranean is stop #12. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

You can find some of the best ethnic food in Birmingham along Green Springs Highway in Homewood. Come along with me for a food tour. 

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12 ways to support teachers and schools in Birmingham this fall, including how to send them on a beach trip

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Packing lunch boxes. Carpooling to school. Homework. It’s back to school time in Birmingham. How can you help your child and your child’s teacher have the best school year yet?  Bham Now has pulled together 12 tips to help you through.

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Are you ready for the first day of school Birmingham? Ensure you’re ready with help from this must-know guide!

 

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Celebrate back to school with sports! Photo via Oak Mountain Elementary School.

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Theme bars : the latest trend in Birmingham (including Mom’s Basement, The Atomic Lounge and more!)

 

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Yes normal, regular bars are fun but throw in a theme and that regular bar becomes an instant party and popular hangout. Check out these theme bars that are quickly becoming the most popular late-night hangouts in Birmingham.

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Your ultimate guide to eating lunch near downtown Birmingham, including Brät Brot and the Pizitz Food Hall

A savory sandwich from the Avondale Common House. Photo by Anne Holmes for Bham Now

Downtown Bham Nowers! It’s noon, you’re hungry for a break and you’re ready for lunch. Where to? From Avondale to Lakeview, here’s your ultimate guide for where to eat lunch near downtown Birmingham.

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9 things to do this summer in Birmingham to stay cool but still have fun, including McWane Science Center

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Muggy. Steamy. Stifling. Brutal. Yep, summers in Birmingham are H.O.T. What can you do to make the sweaty days of summer more enjoyable? Check out these nine activities that will entertain you, while keeping you cool.

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