Unleash your social network now! Join The Women’s Fund Smart Party 5.0

The Women's Fund supporter Liesel French and her son Andrew registering tonight for the Smart Party 5.0. Photo Credit: Edward French
The Women’s Fund supporter Liesel French and her son Andrew registering tonight for Smart Party 5.0.   Photo Credit: Edward French

Got to admit.  This is one of the most creative and important fundraising events in Birmingham.

The Women’s Fund Smart Party 5.0 is….

One part – A cocktail party – You can buy a ticket or make a donation and attend one of the coolest fundraising events of the year in Birmingham tomorrow night, Thursday, Oct. 13th at Iron City.

If you can’t attend, let’s say your kids have a soccer game, or you’ve got deadlines at work – Register for the online event. In both cases, you create your own personal fundraising page. And you can do either RIGHT NOW!

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Beach Boys Fans Rejoice! Brian Wilson is Coming to Birmingham

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Brian Wilson, the lead singer of The Beach Boys, is currently on tour in honor of the 50th anniversary of “Pet Sounds” – one of the most magical albums ever (okay, that’s totally my opinion, but it really is a masterpiece).

Wilson will be making a 2017 tour stop at the BJCC Concert Hall along with his band to perform “Pet Sounds” in its entirety. Fans will also hear some of their favorite Beach Boys tunes and solo material of Wilson’s.

I will refrain from making any Beach Boys puns… LOL just kidding – wouldn’t it be nice to see you there! God only knows that you’ll have FUN FUN FUN.

Check out the legend playing live on May 9th! Tickets go on sale October 21st at 10AM. More info here.

Birmingham. We love the flowers. But we are in the middle of a drought

The flowers and plants lining Highland Avenue in Birmingham’s historic Highland Park Neighborhood are spectacular and beautiful.  We absolutely love them and the city does an incredible job.

But, we are in the middle of a drought that is about to get worse.  This video of the flowers and plants being watered today (October 12) along Highland Avenue will likely be the last “watering” of these flowers/plants for a good while, especially now that the Birmingham Water Works Board is considering the implementation of strong water conservation measures.

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Audubon Teaches Nature begins 26th year with a reptile sampler

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For 26th year, the Birmingham Audubon Society, along with co-sponsors the Alabama Wildlife Center, Oak Mountain Interpretive Center, and the Friends of Oak Mountain State Park are presenting the Audubon Teaches Nature (ATN) Series seminars.

Exploring and celebrating the diversity of Alabama’s natural history, these seminars provide the public with the knowledge and skills to enjoy your time in the field,  whether you are birding, hiking, biking or just exploring the outdoors.

Meet and learn from some of Alabama’s leading naturalists this fall and Spring, beginning on Sunday, October 23rd. Here is the recently released Audubon Teaches Nature 2016/2017 schedule:

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E. O. Wilson, James McClintock, R. Scot Duncan say “Vote YES on Amendment 2”

Alabama holds some of the most beautiful geography and greatest biodiversity of any place on earth.  We are lucky to live here!  But according to some highly acclaimed scientists, if we don’t protect what we have, we could lose it.

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Kayaker on Little River

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What’s More Fun Than Jumping in a Pit of Foam? Uh Not Much, Trust Me

Since the overhaul of highway 280 a few years back, drivers are currently content with traffic conditions and so are businesses. This has given way to the overall improvement of 280’s aesthetic and property development.

Up next for 280… American Ninja Warrior and Parkour courses, flying trapeze and some sort of a rock wall for bouldering.

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Southern Environmental Center’s Ecofest is here!

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EcoFest 2016
What do you get when you combine fine wines, fresh Whole Foods ingredients, and Chef Franklin Biggs?
The 2016 EcoFest Celebration.
One of Birmingham’s longest running and successful fundraising events, this year’s Ecofest features a gourmet harvest dinner and a auction honoring longtime Birmingham architect and civic leader Nimrod Long.
Buy your tickets today for the Thursday, October 20, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Ecofest Celebration at Birmingham-Southern College.

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Breaking: Trump and Clinton spotted in Birmingham’s Forest Park neighborhood

 

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Trump & Hillary

Exclusive: This afternoon, Bham Now reporters spotted inside the window display at Zoe’s In Forest Park, the popular southside Birmingham vintage consignment store, presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Both uncharacteristically smiling and tolerating each other, is there hope for a civil debate on the issues before November?  Stay tuned….

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