This Valentine’s Day, one Birmingham game show contestant will win hearts—could it be you?

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Behind this curtain lies… Well, you’ll just have to wait and see. Photo via Romantically Challenged

Pop into any friendly neighborhood grocery store and the first thing you’ll see? Red hearts filled with chocolatey goodness, giant stuffed teddy bears, maybe classic red roses being sold by the dozen.

Yes, my friends—Valentine’s Day is upon us. If the little February 14 box on your calendar is glaringly empty, never fear. We’ve got just the game show for you. Read on to learn more!

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A Double Dozen. Open Houses for Jan. 17-19

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got 24 open houses for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

8008 CASTLEHILL RD HOOVER,AL 35242 (RealtySouth)

Open House: GREYSTONE 01/19 14:00-16:00
8008 CASTLEHILL RD
HOOVER,AL 35242
5139 sq. ft.
6 bedrooms 5 full/1 half baths
$515000
For more info, contact Leslie Edwards at 205-907-8326 or email lcedwards@realtysouth.com


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Want $10,000 for your school’s health & wellness programs? Apply now.

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Cahaba Elementary celebrates their Be Healthy School Grant award.
Photo courtesy of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Have you heard about the Be Healthy School Grant Program? It’s an opportunity for Alabama schools to win a $10K health and wellness grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. It’s super easy to apply, but you’ll need to send in that application by March 27.

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Love astronomy? See Silent Sky at Birmingham-Southern College Jan. 23-26

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The cast of Silent Sky at Birmingham-Southern College. Photo courtesy of Cameron Carnes.

Ever heard of Henrietta Swan Leavitt? Silent Sky is a play about this pioneering astronomer who Edwin Hubble said deserved the Nobel Prize for her work measuring the universe. You can see the play Jan. 23-26 at Birmingham Southern’s College Theatre | The Underground. Get tickets now.

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In business? You need to know Ryan Robinett’s Birmingham-based company Multiply.

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Ryan Robinett and a client working at Forge. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

No matter what business you’re in, sales is part of it. That’s why you need to know Ryan Robinett, Principal and Founder of Birmingham-based Multiply.

A firm believer that “good salespeople are built, not born,” Robinett helps companies do more than they ever thought possible with the sales teams they have. Check out Multiply, or keep reading to find out more.

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Amazon in Bessemer is hiring. Here’s how to apply!

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The official groundbreaking at the site of the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Bessemer. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Raise your hand if you love Amazon as much as I do! 🙋🏾 The online retail giant is set to open its $325 million fulfillment center in Bessemer this March. The best news—they’re hiring.

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Help raise $1m to build the Way Station, Birmingham’s only shelter for homeless youth

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An artist’s sketch of the entrance to the Way Station, courtesy of AIDS Alabama.

Did you know that Alabama has the fourth-highest rate of “unaccompanied, homeless youth without shelter” in the country? To help solve this problem, AIDS Alabama has already raised over $600k out of a total $1.5 million needed. They’re getting ready to build the Way Station, Birmingham’s only emergency overnight shelter for homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth.

Keep reading to find out why the Way Station is a game-changer. Help AIDS Alabama reach their goal—donate here, and be sure to designate the Way Station.

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It’s Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Here’s what you can do in Birmingham.

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January was officially declared Human Trafficking Awareness Month at a Birmingham City Council meeting. Photo via Junior League of Birmingham.

January is officially Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Birmingham. It’s not the only city to face this issue, but Birmingham does have some dedicated groups committed to stopping the crime in our city.

The Junior League of Birmingham Anti-Human Trafficking Committee is educating the public about this pressing issue, including the signs and best ways to respond if you see something suspicious. Plus, take a look at the free event JLB is hosting to help you prevent human trafficking.

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MLK Day in Birmingham—honor history in the place where it happened

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Photo via Birmingham Civil Rights Institute on Facebook

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated all across the country, but few places have the opportunity to truly experience history firsthand as Birmingham residents do.

Every year, the nation honors Dr. King and all of the brave men and women who dreamed alongside him. Read on to find out how to celebrate, honor and remember right here in Birmingham.

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Local music and art at Magic City Dentistry’s open house party on January 23

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Photography by Ann Sydney Williamson on display at Magic City Dentistry (photo of photo by Nathan Watson)

Magic City Dentistry is launching their first party of 2020 with Botox specials, giveaways, Rock and Roll photography from Ann Sydney Williamson and a live music performance from Taylor Hollingsworth. The fun kicks off on January 23 at 4:30PM–you don’t want to miss it!

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STEM UAB graduate students produce sci-fi film entirely in Birmingham

SCP D-Classified co-producers Ryan Murphy and Faaiz Saad
If you saw Ryan Murphy and Faaiz Saad on this rooftop you might mistake them for a couple of Hollywood big-shots. Photo via Scruffy Chandelier Productions.

The Magic City has been all over the film scene lately. And you can spot Birmingham in every scene of the new web series and movie, “SCP D-Classified.” Get the scoop from the producers themselves. Plus, find out how you can watch and support the local sci-fi series!

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