It’s the last day of November, see what’s been up!

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Cold Brews and a Cool Dude
Don’t forget about Bham Now’s upcoming BOLD Speaker Series event featuring Dr. Jim McClintock, who has so many titles that I’m just gonna save you some time by saying he’s one cool dude. Literally. Come hang out with us at Avondale Brewery next Tuesday. Doors open at 5 and program from 6-7 to hear him speak about all things environmental PLUS his upcoming 15th trip to Antarctica. Seating is limited, so get your tickets here and now! 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Hand in Paw, Dr. McClintock’s charity of choice for the event.

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Birmingham’s Miss Nina – “short in stature…a giant in Birmingham history”

Birmingham's Miss Nina

Birmingham's Miss Nina

Little over a year ago, the city of Birmingham erected in Linn Park, a statue of a small diminutive woman, sitting in a chair with a law book, keeping a watchful eye over the city hall building.

The statue is of Nina Miglionico or as everyone called her “Miss Nina.” Standing at 4’11, Miss Nina was a fearless powerhouse attorney for women’s rights, a public servant and trailblazer.

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Mid 2017 will Host Quite the Showdown in Birmingham – the National Senior Games

Waves of funding are becoming increasingly easier to come by, it seems, for events and innovative dealings within the Bham area.

Along with the recent approval of TopGolf, the city has moved forward, with a massive amount of funding to host the National Senior Games from June 2nd to the 15th!

Photo By: Florida Sports Foundation
Photo By: Florida Sports Foundation

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Come see December BOLD Speaker Series charity Hand in Paw downtown for #GivingTuesday

Hand in Paw Birmingham

Bham Now’s December BOLD Series speaker Jim McClintock’s chosen charity Hand in Paw has scheduled a busy #GivingTuesday.

Learn and support this extraordinary organization that touches the lives of nearly a 100,000 people a year with the help of 175 local volunteers, through the gentle and unconditional love of Hand in Paw therapy animals.

Here is their lineup of activities

  • HIP Therapy Teams will visit downtown during lunch (the 20th St N entrance to Linn Park). Please step out of your office and visit our teams.

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A Guide to Christmas at the Alabama Theatre

Christmas showings are coming to the Alabama Theatre. From your favorite Christmas movies to a country/folk performance, you’ll spend your December at the theater.

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7 Posts that Sum up your Monday back from Thanksgiving

Posts about Monday back from Thanksgiving
Courtesy of Pinterest

Nothing is worse than a Monday except maybe a Monday after a break. Even though Thanksgiving could not have come soon enough, we could have held off a little longer on these Monday blues. Whether you returned to school or work, this Monday was probably a bit of a drag. Here are 7 posts for your blah Monday mood.

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Severe storms, lots of rain headed Birmingham’s way

It is finally time to grab those umbrellas, Birmingham! Your prayers have been answered. Here comes the rain, and lots of it.

While a wind advisory has already made its way to our area, look out for the two-part severe storm event that’s expected to start tonight and last through Wednesday.

With these dangerous winds, there’s also the possibility for hail and maybe a tornado, too. This rain is not playing around! Dang. What kind of rain dances did ya’ll do for the past two months during the drought?

Via GIPHY
Via GIPHY

These winds are “strong enough to down trees,” according to the National Weather Service, and the advisory has been expanded to include all of central Alabama. That means it’s time to secure your lawn furniture, the soccer goal or anything in your yard that has the potential to blow away. Don’t forget about smaller plants in pots!

Map by the National Weather Service
Map by the National Weather Service

How Much Rain and When?
According to WVTM, a few rain showers have already started in Northern Alabama, but Birmingham won’t see rain until later tonight, possibly between 9 and 10 p.m.

Parts of Northern Alabama could see up to “five inches of rain,”  but Birmingham is predicted to receive a little less, around three inches. Check out The Alabama Weather Blog for information and forecasts for traveling.

Swamp Monster BBQ – Brick & Mortar Finally Goes Up

“We Have Monster Butts” – SMBBQ Slogan

If you are new to the south, or just Birmingham for that matter, many local Bar-B-Que joints pride themselves on this saying. Vulgarity is not in question here, you know we southerns tend to have our funny sayin’s.

Photo By: Swamp Monster BBQ
Photo By: Swamp Monster BBQ – “Swamp Monster”

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