3 Little Known Facts about the Okra Festival – And Annie Mae’s Art

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Fact #1: It exists!  The Okra Festival is held annually, the last weekend in August, in Burkville, Lowndes County, AL about 20 miles west of Montgomery.  When I heard about it, I had to go, as fresh okra is one of my favorite things and the festival rated as one of the top things to do in August in Alabama, other than drink iced tea and sit under a fan.

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Looking to join the Bham Kickball Craze: Fall Registration Closes Today

I’m sure you have seen them. The groups of kickball teams sporting their matching shirts and socializing all across Birmingham. I bet you thought, “I wanna do that!” Well, GoKickball is the place for you. This premier kickball organization hosts kickball seasons in our city during the Fall, Spring, and Summer.

If you are looking for a great way to meet other Birmingham folks, get together and have a good time, this sport is for you. They offer different levels of competitiveness, so whether you are a novice or a kickball king, you’ll find the perfect team. With awesome, local sponsors, such as Innisfree Irish Pub and Moe’s Original, you’ll get select discounts during your season too!

Registration for Fall closes today but don’t worry Spring isn’t too far away.


Check out their website for more details.

Leeds is bringing back the Drive In

Family, Friends, Truck Beds and a Feature Film under the stars.  At the Coyote Drive-In they have brought back your childhood fun and added so much more. This Drive-In is definitely a fan favorite that is fun for all ages.

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$5 MOVIE TICKETS EVERY DAY DON'T BREATHE, MECHANIC, NERVE & more starting Friday August 26th at Coyote Drive-in Theater & Canteen in Leeds www.Coyotedrive-in.com/Leeds SEE 2 Movies for 1 LOW Price $5 for Everyone Age 5 and up Age 4 and under FREE We are located at The Outlet Shops of Grand River I-20 Freeway Exit 140 $5 MOVIES ALL Double Features $4 MINI GOLF 18 Holes Lawn Chairs Welcome
 Kids Playground
 Dog Friendly
 Pizza, Burgers, Corndogs and more
 ICEE, PEPSI SPIRE, SNOW CONES Restaurant & Mini Golf Open at 1130am
Every Saturday and Sunday 600pm Monday thru Thursday 530pm on Fridays Drive-in Gates Open 530pm Friday thru Sunday 600pm Monday thru Thursday #leedsal #shopsatgrandriver #coyoteleeds #birminghamal #drivein #howidrivein #dogfriendly #dogsofbirmingham #dogsofleeds #movietheater

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#Environmental Film Series, Thursday, Sept. 8th, Altamont School

If you are interested in learning more about some of the top environmental issues in Alabama now, then you must check out the Southern Exposure Film Festival this Thursday evening, 7pm at the Altamont School.  Oh, and it’s free!

Film topics include waste water, state parks, landfills, efficient energy for low income households, the Cahaba River and the importance of oysters, (other than being delicious!).

Six talented, emerging film makers, from various parts of the U.S., spent 6 weeks of their summer here in Alabama, thanks to a fellowship provided by Southern Exposure.  The film makers will present to talk about their films and share their summer experience in Alabama.

More on the Films.  Altamont School location.

Ever Wanted to Zip Line in the Dark? Now you Can!

 

Eagle Solar & Light, based in Birmingham, installed and donated ActiveLED solar lights and controls which brighten the 80 foot Kaul Adventure Tower when activity is present and dim when it is not.  This will enable nighttime activities to rappel, zip line or climb.

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8 Relatable Posts about UAB Parking

Top Notch School. Terrible Parking. UAB Students share their take on parking the first week back.

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August 26th, Sounds of the Night Hike at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

Looking for a good hike in the dark of night? Well here ya go!

The Turkey Creek Nature Preserve is hosting a fun and interactive hike for the general public above the age of 10. By using the senses of touch, sound, and smell let the forest guide you through one of the two available trails.

The Preserve wants you to note, “Much of the time, hikers will need to keep quiet to allow for the sounds of the forest to guide you along the path. The hike will be about 2 miles long…”

So get your boots and prepare your night vision, because this is sure to be a unique experience.

Read more here

 

Vote for the one and only Birmingham Botanical Gardens!

Continue putting Birmingham on the map by staying loyal to local initiatives!

Here is your newest one to get involved with. Vote for the Bham Botanical Gardens as Alabamas “largest living museum”.