Birmingham Brunches: The Porch Patio Edition including The Essential

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the quiet downtown atmosphere that The Essential has to offer. Photo provided by The Essential’s instagram

In Birmingham today, we might still be waiting on that colder weather, but when it comes we’ve prepared the best outdoor brunch locations that you are going to want to remember. Whether it’s between you and a good book, a dear friend or a collection of all your favorite people, these locations are sure to satisfy your autumnal brunch needs.

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5 reasons to attend the upcoming Cahaba River Society Fry-Down at Railroad Park on September 30

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La’Tanya Scott of the Cahaba River Society with students from the CLEAN outdoor nature education program. Photo courtesy of the Cahaba River Society

“It’s Earth Day in the Fall with catfish.” That’s how supporters describe the annual Cahaba River Society Fry-Down, one of the state of Alabama’s largest catfish cook-offs and festivals, held on September 30, Noon to 4:00pm at Railroad Park.

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Explore Alabama’s natural wonders. Register today for The Alabama Beta, the state’s first 48 hour adventure race benefiting local conservation efforts

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Photo of Little River Canyon 2017 – by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Want to explore Alabama’s natural wonders, raise money for a good cause and do it all in one weekend? Register for the upcoming The Alabama Beta September 28-30.

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Learn how to become a bird-watcher, join field trips and support our avian friends in Birmingham

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Birders “flock” together. Photo from Birmingham Audubon Facebook page

Have you ever wanted to take up bird-watching, but just didn’t know how to begin?

We’ve got the ultimate “how-to” become a birder guide for you.

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How you can help these 4 Alabama organizations including the Red Cross with disaster relief from Hurricane Florence

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Alabama Power crews are staged safely throughout Georgia and ready to respond when Florence makes landfall. Alabama Power crews of about 350 linemen left Tuesday at the request of Duke Energy, as forecasters are predicting Hurricane Florence will cause major damage along the east coast.

Hurricane Florence is a Category 2 storm and will hit the east coast somewhere between the South and North Carolina coastline. Although the exact path cannot be pinpointed more than 5 million people are under a hurricane warning and evacuated the area. Continue reading “How you can help these 4 Alabama organizations including the Red Cross with disaster relief from Hurricane Florence”

Can you paddle the entire 650 mile Alabama Scenic River Trail? Meet two men who are making the journey

View from the Alabama Scenic River Trail. Photo courtesy of Alabama Scenic River Trail

Can you paddle the entire 650 mile Alabama Scenic River Trail? That is what Will Denton, 79, and John Denton, 66 started doing earlier this month.

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Sneak peek: 4 trailers from the 2018 SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Film series by the Alabama Rivers Alliance. Premiere is at Altamont School on Thursday, September 13

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Catherine Flowers interviewed by filmmaker Ellen Esling. Photo by Alabama Rivers Alliance

The popular SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Film Fellowship series is back after a one year hiatus. Continue reading “Sneak peek: 4 trailers from the 2018 SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Film series by the Alabama Rivers Alliance. Premiere is at Altamont School on Thursday, September 13”

Support local eco-friendly agriculture at Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network’s 4th Annual “Graze” on September 9

Participants at the last year’s Graze fundraiser. Photo by Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network

Visiting a farmer’s market today? Care about locally grown wholesome food? If your answer is a resounding YES, consider attending Graze, the fundraiser that supports our state’s leading advocate for farmers and eco-friendly produced food – the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network. Continue reading “Support local eco-friendly agriculture at Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network’s 4th Annual “Graze” on September 9″

Red Mountain Park’s new director T.C. McLemore is hiking 30 miles, for 30 new members on his 30th birthday on Labor Day

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T.C. McLemore (center) will be walking 30 miles on Labor Day to mark his birthday. Photo courtesy of Red Mountain Park

Red Mountain Park’s new executive director T.C. McLemore is turning 30 years old. To mark his third decade, on Labor Day, in lieu of gifts and birthday cake, he will be hiking 30 miles within the park to celebrate Birmingham’s largest urban park.

Wondering what you can do to help him celebrate?

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5 reasons why you should attend Cheers to the Coosa, September 6, at the Clubhouse on Highland

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Coosa Riverkeeper volunteers at Cheers to the Coosa. Photo courtesy of Coosa Riverkeeper

On Thursday, September 6, one of the best farm-to-table dinner events will be held in Birmingham. The event, Cheers to the Coosa, is the annual benefit for the Coosa Riverkeeper organization.  It will be held from 6-10 p.m. at the Clubhouse on Highland Avenue. Purchase your ticket now. Read on for more. Continue reading “5 reasons why you should attend Cheers to the Coosa, September 6, at the Clubhouse on Highland”

Connecting Birmingham’s Smithfield and Titusville neighborhoods via bike lane explored by Zyp Bikeshare

Smithfield and Titusville residents trying out a new bike lane connecting their communities. Photo from Zyp Bikeshare

Earlier this month, the Smithfield Library was the place to be as neighborhood residents participated in one of Birmingham’s first Tactical Urbanism Pop Ups presented by Zyp Bikeshare. The “pop-up” was used to explore connecting the Smithfield and Titusville neighborhoods with a new bike lane.

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Red Mountain Park celebrated their 2nd annual membership campaign. Learn why they need our support today

Mayor Woodfin and Ken Jackson at Red Mountain Park

This past weekend Red Mountain Park kicked-off their second annual membership drive with Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, Red Mountain Park Commissioner, Rosalind Young,  T.C. McLemore, Executive Director of Red Mountain Park and community leaders and Park supporters.

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Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center will temporarily close this week. It will re-open September 1 with new hours

Mural at the Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center. Photo from the Alabama Environmental Council Facebook page.

The Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center, “RecycAL”, will be closed August 26-31 for trash and scrap removal, warehouse organization and to address the pulverized glass situation. The center will be re-opening on September 1st with new hours of operation.

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