13 arts, culture + sports organizations opening back up, including the Negro Southern League Museum

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is one of the organizations that's reopened
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been back to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens since they reopened. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

When COVID hit back in March 2020, the City of Birmingham closed arts, cultural and sporting organizations across the city. Some of these have opened back up and others will soon. Keep reading for all the details.

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Birmingham warming station opens Sunday evening at Boutwell Auditorium

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Mayor Randall Woodfin greets a visitor at the BJCC warming station on Christmas Day, 2017. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

According to a Facebook post by Don Lupo, director of the city of Birmingham’s Office of Citizen Assistance, Birmingham will be opening a warming station at Boutwell Auditorium on Sunday evening, January 19.

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5 Birmingham venues approved for events during 2021 World Games

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Birmingham big-wigs posing with the first countdown clock for the 2021 Birmingham World Games. Photo via World Games 2021

The City of Birmingham, the Parks and Recreation Board and The World Games 2021 recently came to an agreement about which Birmingham venues would host events for the upcoming World Games. Here are five locations where you can witness The World Games, July 15-25!

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Birmingham companies help those affected by Hurricane Michael, including Bresco and Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. Plus, find out where you can donate.

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Help from the American Red Cross provides smiles to those affected by Hurricane Michael. Photo via American Red Cross

It’s been a little over a week since Hurricane Michael—a Category 4 storm—ravaged the Florida Panhandle. Here’s a look at how companies and individuals across Birmingham are helping those affected by the storm and how you can too.

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Birmingham, stay safe and warm with these icy weather tips

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Photo via US National Weather Service’s Facebook page.

The sun is finally shining over Birmingham today. Hurray! While it will hopefully melt all the ice that accumulated during the hard freeze that took place across the city and surrounding areas last night, the air is still frigid outside and ice still remains. To stay safe and warm during, yet another, Birmingham cold snap, check out these icy weather tips.  Continue reading “Birmingham, stay safe and warm with these icy weather tips”