3 resources for low-cost spay and neuter services in Birmingham, PLUS pets of Bham Now

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It happens. You fall in love with an animal who needs a good home. You hesitate because you’re not sure you have the funds. Low-cost spay and neuter options in Birmingham can help. Check out Alabama Spay/Neuter, Alabama Animal Adoption Society and Friends of Cats and Dogs Foundation for affordable options to help you tackle one of pet ownership’s biggest early costs.

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Magic City Dentistry to hold Fall Open House on September 27 with local music, Trim Tab beer and art by Paul Cordes Wilm

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Magic City Dentistry’s Kristye Dixon and Dr. David Sollenberger. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

You’re invited! On Thursday, September 27, Magic City Dentistry will hold a free Open House, at 2117 1st Ave. N. Birmingham from 4:30 -6:30. The event will feature beer by Trim Tab, music by Tony Rodio and an art installation by Paul Cordes Wilm, called “Do You Dream in Technicolor?”

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Who’s hiring in Birmingham? 30 New jobs from companies like Shipt, Daxko and United Way of Central Alabama

The Magic City has 30 jobs available and ready for your great application. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

It’s time for your weekly roundup of jobs hiring in Birmingham! Check out the list below for 30 new jobs in the Magic City; I’m sure there’s one that is perfect for you.

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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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5 reasons why Birmingham is a great college town, including top-notch education and late-night eats

College students hanging out in Birmingham. Photo via Birmingham Southern College

College. The days are busy and stressful, but totally exciting and fun—especially when you attend college in Birmingham. What makes Birmingham such a hot college town? Here are a five reasons we think it’s pretty great! Continue reading “5 reasons why Birmingham is a great college town, including top-notch education and late-night eats”

Birmingham retailers, including Brookwood Village, reinvent themselves to offer shoppers new experiences

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Malls are offering shoppers entertainment experiences to get them engaged in their retail spaces.

As brick and mortar retailers try to reinvent themselves to offer customers experiences that include entertainment, Brookwood Village Mall may be undergoing a significant redevelopment in the near future. Continue reading “Birmingham retailers, including Brookwood Village, reinvent themselves to offer shoppers new experiences”

12 Birmingham-based bands that are catching our attention

One of Birmingham’s own, Love Moor shares her musical talent with the world. Photo provided from Love Moor’s instagram

With a long history of music and the arts, Birmingham is consistently producing new artists who are passionate about their sound. We wanted to share some newer Birmingham-based artists that have recently produced work that we think you’ll enjoy.

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As Birmingham and Homewood kick electric scooters to the curb, Bird introduces 4 tech products to ‘help local governments incorporate and manage e-scooters’

Bham Now staffers Wade Cline and Cody Short take two Bird scooters for a ride in Southside. Photo by Jen Daniel for Bham Now

Bird hopes its new GovTech platform will placate Birmingham, Homewood and all the other municipalities where the company operates in the U.S. Local governments can access it for free. Is this the answer to our scooter woes?

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3 Things you missed out on if you didn’t make it to Trucks by the Tracks, including puppies eating ice cream

Hmm.. where should we eat? That is the hardest question at Trucks by the Tracks! Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

If you didn’t make it out to Trucks by the Tracks at Railroad Park yesterday, you missed out on a great day in Birmingham. The park was set up with 3 different zones. Each zone was packed with food trucks, drink stands and other fun tents.

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16 art classes to register for in Birmingham during the month of October, including candle making at ArtPlay and embroidery at the Birmingham Museum of Arts

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Grab your friends and head to an art class at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Photo via Birmingham Museum of Art

Keep your creativity flowing when you register for art classes in Birmingham. From pottery and ceramics to drawing painting and even embroidery, here are 16 classes to choose from.

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Life after Meredith: 5 perspectives from Birmingham publishing alumni, including Greg Schumann of Markstein

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Meredith Corp.’s Birmingham offices. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Meredith Corp.’s business move last Wednesday was a major hit to Coastal Living, Cooking Light and Oxmoor House—three publishing brands with some twenty, thirty and forty years of Birmingham history, respectively. Here are the facts, plus words of encouragement from five Birmingham publishing alumni who have gone on to great things, near and far.

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Cassidy’s turnaround story and 3 easy ways you can get involved with United Way of Central Alabama

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Members of the Arc of Central Alabama do a team cheer in fitness class with Cassidy, one of the volunteers with United Way of Central Alabama. Photo via United Way of Central Alabama

You’ve heard of United Way of Central Alabama.  Your employer might have a giving option through payroll deduction.  Your neighbor might volunteer at one of the 80 agencies and initiatives United Way supports in Central Alabama.  But do you really know what United Way of Central Alabama does and how you can get involved? Don’t worry, we’re here to let you know that there’s an opportunity that matches your interests and your ability to give. Continue reading “Cassidy’s turnaround story and 3 easy ways you can get involved with United Way of Central Alabama”

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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