Red Cross Blood Drive

Brookwood Village has partnered with the American Red Cross to host a community blood drive. Walk-ins are welcome, and donations of all blood types are needed, especially O-Negative blood types. Those who donate will receive a free long-sleeve t-shirt. For more information about giving blood, visit

Black Friday Giveaway

Brookwood Village will be closed on Thanksgiving Day; department and restaurant hours may vary. The Village will re-open at 7:00 am on Friday, November 23. The first 250 shoppers in line at the main entrance will receive a complimentary shopping tote with a free Brookwood Village gift card ranging from $5 – $500 and retailer and restaurant coupons. Brookwood Village retailers are encouraged to bring coupons to the Brookwood Village Management Office prior to November 19.

Birmingham Originals restaurants – the perfect Black Friday gift (slideshow)

Birmingham Originals - Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu
Birmingham Originals – Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu

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Do you want to finish all your Black Friday gift shopping on one website?

Try this out.

The Birmingham Originals is a group of  local restaurants that have banded together to promote and develop locally owned and operated restaurants, each with its own unique flavor and flair, to propel Birmingham’s robust food scene.

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Patagonia’s own “doorbuster” sale on Black Friday. Give 100% for the Planet

Photo by Garrett Grove
Photo by Garrett Grove

Rebel against Black Friday madness – Patagonia 100% for the Planet


Black Friday.  The kickoff of the holiday retail season. It can be madness.

At storefronts across America, people literally wait outside in long lines for hours to rush into retail stores immediately when the establishment opens at daybreak to purchase the latest electronic game or the hottest trendy toy.  These type of events are often called “Doorbuster” sales.

In lieu of all the Black Friday madness, yesterday, Patagonia, one of the most successful and popular outdoor sustainable clothing companies in the U.S. announced its own special kind of Black Friday “Doorbuster” sale.

Patagonia is giving 100% of their sales on Black Friday to grassroots organizations working in local communities for the environment.

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