7 of the oldest congregations in Birmingham, across 6 major religions

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“My house shall be a house of prayer for all people.” Photo via Sharron Swain for Bham Now

Continuing Bham Now’s series of “Birmingham’s oldest” in celebration of the Magic City’s 150th birthday, we’re talking about the oldest houses of worship across six major world religions. Keep reading to learn more about Birmingham’s oldest faith centers and as part of it, the area’s religious history.

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10 ways to celebrate PRIDE month this June

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Rainbow Margs from The Lumbar in Birmingham. Photo via The Lumbar’s Facebook

June is National Pride Month and Birmingham is dusting off its rainbow flags, dousing itself in glitter and joining together to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community. From fundraisers to parties, here’s your guide to PRIDE in The Magic City.

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Need Memorial Day plans? Check out these 14 events in Birmingham

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The tournament is a perfect place to bring your baseball loving kiddos this Memorial Day Weekend! Photo via SEC Baseball Tournament

Memorial Day Weekend is coming up soon, and Birmingham has a packed schedule. With concerts, cookouts, memorials and outdoor fun, you have plenty of ways to spend the long weekend. Keep reading to find your long weekend plans.

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These 6 getaways + 1 giveaway will have you and your PTO ready for summer vacation

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Little River Falls in Dekalb County Alabama. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

I think it’s safe to say we’re all ready for Summer 2021. Bham Now has your summer fun covered with the ultimate summer getaway + giveaway, with five destinations ranging from mountain getaways to bright beaches. Pack your bags and don’t forget the sunscreen!

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5 heritage crafts to learn + where to take classes in Birmingham

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Traditional heritage crafts, such as metalworking, are important skills to preserve. Photo via Sloss Furnaces on Facebook.

When you hear the phrase “arts and crafts,” usually images of popsicle sticks, hot glue and watercolor paints come to mind. However, traditional heritage crafts are a far cry from the crafts we did in grade school. These are artistic and useful skills that have been passed down through generations, often considered “dying arts” in today’s modern times. Consider learning one of these heritage craft skills listed below to ensure their place in our culture’s future, while also finding a fun, new hobby!

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Don’t fall for these 5 fitness myths this summer—a local professional gives us the right advice

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Nichefitness’ Executive Director of Fitness Alex Gray gave us great advice for reaching your fitness goals this summer in a healthy way (and one that makes you smile!) Photo via Mary Fehr for Bham Now

Raise your hand if you’ve been personally victimized by your “Summer Fitness Goals” Pinterest board. 🙋‍♀️ Yeah, us too. That’s why we got professional advice from Nichefitness’ Executive Director of Fitness, DBA Orangetheory, Alex Gray on the healthiest way to get fit while ignoring common fitness myths. Don’t trust us yet? Sign up for two FREE classes at Orangetheory and see for yourself.

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5 summer treats in Birmingham that will rock your world

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The perfect summer treat awaits at Bendy’s Cookies & Cream in Vestavia. Photo via Riley Campbell for Bham Now

Long summer days mean devouring scrumptious treats. For your pick of satisfying goodies, head to Vestavia for options so good, you’ll wish you lived there. From ice cream to shakes, here are our top five picks that will have you singing “Summer lovin’”. 

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18 must-know LGBTQ+ resources and organizations in Birmingham

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Get ready for Pride 2021, Birmingham! Photo via Toni Reed

June is Pride Month, a celebration of LGBTQ+ identities, and it’s coming up faster than you think. We’ve got your guide to 18 must-know resources in Birmingham that serve our community and advocate for equal rights for all LGBTQ+ people.

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The 5 most unique drinks on menus in Birmingham right now

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Photo by JH Daniel for Bham Now

There’s no shortage of delicious beverages in the city’s bar, restaurant and coffee shop scene, but who has the most unique drinks in Birmingham? I searched high and low to find the yummiest drinks in town that I’ve never tasted before. Here’s what I discovered (and delightfully consumed):

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Birmingham Barons, fireworks + Mother’s Day events, May 7-9

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Artists at Birmingham Art Crawl. Photo via Birmingham Art Crawl on Facebook

Batter up for an impressive weekend, May 7-9, Birmingham! We’ve got Baron’s Baseball + after-game fireworks, Eat in the Streets, and, of course, Mother’s Day! Now hurry and make your plans (and be sure to take safety precautions!)—these events are only getting hotter.

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