Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Sale is about giving back

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens volunteer Sally Price in her garden with a Zizia aurea the native plant group’s featured plant for 2018 Spring Plant Sale

The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Sale may be scheduled for April 13-15 at Brookwood Village, but it takes an army of dedicated volunteers working year round “giving back” to make it one of the South’s largest plant sales.

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The spring guide to Easter Bunny photos and egg hunts happening around Birmingham

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Spring is exploding in Birmingham! With Easter coming up at the end of March, can you guess who will be hopping our way? The Easter Bunny, of course! And he’s bringing lots of eggs, chocolate candy and cuteness along with him. Continue reading “The spring guide to Easter Bunny photos and egg hunts happening around Birmingham”

Exceptional Foundation’s 14th Annual Chili Cook-off; cold brews & hot chili

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Spring seems to be in the air. If you’re like me, you are ready to get outside and enjoy the warmer temperatures. It’s still a little nippy, so grab a windbreaker and some friends and head to one of the spring’s first outdoor festivals in the area.

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Belk prepares to close its doors at Brookwood Village

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Belk – Brookwood Village.

The days of Belk at Brookwood Village are almost up as it prepares to close its doors permanently sometime during the month of January. Considering Belk is a serious anchor of the indoor mall and its closure will be a major blow to Brookwood Village, the main question running through the minds of shoppers is why. Continue reading “Belk prepares to close its doors at Brookwood Village”

13th Annual Exceptional Foundation Chili Cook Off raised an estimated $350,000

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Birmingham aL Excpetional Foundation Chili Cook Off 13th Annual
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This year’s chili cook-off rocked the socks off of those who attended. With over 100 different teams and more chili than you can imagine, it’s no surprise that over 12,000 people showed up for this fun tasting event. Thanks to the community support, The Exceptional Foundation was able to raise even more money than previous years.

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Need Girl Scout Cookies? “Find Cookies Here”

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It’s Girl Scout cookie season in Birmingham – find a booth sale in your neighborhood

It’s been 11 months since the last Girl Scout cookie sale.  You just pulled out your last box of thin mint cookies, you stored in your freezer from last year’s booth sale. Like clock work, your stomach grumbles…. you know it’s that time of year again.  It’s Girl Scout cookie season!

This weekend, Girl Scouts throughout North Central Alabama will be holding GS cookie booth sales in front of local businesses.

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A Birmingham tradition: Don’t miss “Singing Santa” at Brookwood Village

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Singing Santa at Brookwood Mall in Homewood, Alabama
Singing Santa at Brookwood Village

One of Birmingham’s special holiday traditions is “Singing Santa.”

This year, Singing Santa is back at Brookwood Village, joyfully belting out Christmas carols and listening carefully to children, so he can make his list and journey later this week.

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