Join Cheers to the Coosa at the Clubhouse on Highland on September 19. Tickets are limited.

The view over Moccasin Gap in Wetumpka, Alabama on the Coosa River. Photo by A.Odrezin from the Coosa Riverkeeper Facebook page

Summer is almost over.

There is no better way to celebrate its end than to raise a glass to the river we all know and love – the Coosa River.

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Rocket making. Glowing slime. Apollo 11: First Steps. Don’t miss Storm McWane (Science Center) September 20-22. 

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Could space rock any harder? Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Hey space fans! Get ready for rockets, UFOs and more intergalactic fun during Storm McWane at McWane Science Center, Friday September 20, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22. Psst! Dress in your extraterrestrial best and score an amazing discount. Read on for details.

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Marvin Clemons and his personal mission to fund a historic marker for Terminal Station

Historian Marvin Clemons with his book, Great Temple of Travel. The mural, by @stephensmithfineart, is on the side of Saab’s Tire and Automotive, 3030 5th Ave N. Photo by Nathan Watson for BhamNow.

For many, the loss of Birmingham’s Terminal Station in 1969 is still a sore subject. Although it is too late to save the station, local historian Marvin Clemons is on a mission to preserve its place in Birmingham’s history. Find out how.

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4 u-pick vineyards to find muscadine grapes and wine around Birmingham

My grandfather’s muscadine vines. You can see a mix of both the gold and purple—scuppernongs and muscadines.

The end of summer was always a bittersweet time for me. On one hand, growing up, it always signaled the end of a three month long vacation. But on the other hand, it signaled the start of muscadine season—something I looked forward to all year long. 

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Hey Birmingham, temperatures have topped 90 degrees every day in September. Stay safe this weekend

Screenshot of Birmingham’s temperatures for September from AccuWeather.

On Friday, September 13th, the mid-day temperature in Birmingham topped 99 degrees.  Well, at least we were not Chattanooga, which blew past 100 degrees and reached 103!

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Calling all grandparents! Find out why King’s Home want you to get involved

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King’s Home loves grandparents! Photo submitted.

This Grandparent’s Day, we celebrated how meaningful it is to have a grandparent in our lives. Learn more about King’s Home’s mission to make sure every Birmingham child has a wonderful grandparent in their life.

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Don’t miss All the Stars in the Sky—Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Sensory Friendly Concert. Sunday, September 22 at 3PM

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All the Stars in the Sky, a Sensory Friendly Concert by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra  September 22, 2019. Photo via ASO

Kids and adults on the autism spectrum should be able to enjoy a concert like anyone else. For the third year the Alabama Symphony Orchestra will present All the Stars in the Sky, a Sensory Friendly Concert on Sunday, September 22 (3PM) at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center. Find out what you can expect from attending this event which is inclusive for the whole family.  Get tickets for All the Stars in the Sky.

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Boost your luck this Friday the 13th with a magical black cat in Birmingham. Adoption info inside!

Who me? Photo via Patience Itson for Bham Now

The black cat. Demonized for centuries and still regarded by many as unlucky—especially on days like Friday the 13th. Here’s a look at some of the superstitions surrounding these lovable fur balls and where you can adopt your own around Birmingham.

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Sciascia’s in Homewood: 5 reasons customers love them, including beard trims

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The ladies of Sciascia’s Salon & Boutique. From left to right::Karen McDonald, Angela Sciascia, Katie Tapscott and Dona Gillis. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Right next to Soho Retro in Homewood, you’ll find a little salon called Sciascia’s. Inside, you’ll find four friendly stylists who are dedicated to delighting their customers.

Here’s why their fans love them.

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Birmingham steps up: Truckloads of Dorian Hurricane relief aid is on its way

City of Birmingham Hurricane Dorian Relief efforts at Boutwell Auditorium on September 12, 2019. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

On September 9th, the City of Birmingham, along with Christian Service Mission, SummitMedia, United Way Hands On and countless local groups and citizens put out the call to support a Hurricane Dorian Supply Drive at Boutwell Auditorium.

Birmingham answered that call for help.

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3 things you need to know about ALDOT’s partial 280 closure Friday the 13th

Cones for 280 closure
Traffic cones” by Sara. CC BY-ND 2.0

As long as the weather holds out, ALDOT plans to close part of 280 today for . . . you guessed it—road work.

The fun is scheduled to start at 10 AM on Friday, September 13 and finish by 3 PM the same day. Read on for all the details.

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