Habitat for Humanity’s Grill to Build

Our 12th annual backyard BBQ competition and festival; fun for the entire family! There will be live music, face painting, kids workshop, and moon bounces. Teams compete for the best BBQ and bragging rights. Event attendees get all-you-can-eat samples of the best chicken, beef brisket, ribs, sauce, and pork butt in town!

COLOR4FRIENDSHIP COLOR RUN

Join us on Sunday March 15 at the LJCC for a super fun, color-filled event to support inclusion and awareness of our special needs community in Birmingham! It’s a one-mile color run for people of all ages and abilities, followed by a color throw, festival with inflatables, color fun, and BBQ lunch!

And it’s only $15.00 a runner!!

Sign up now at color4friendship.com!

Friends of Emmet O’Neal Library Book Sale

For more than 50 years, the Friends of the Emmet O’Neal Library have supported the library through its annual book sale, with proceeds benefitting the library’s adult and teen programs.  This year’s sale will begin Feb. 20 with a preview party and will continue with a general sale Feb 21-23.  From a child’s favorite picture book, a current bestseller, or a rare signed first edition – you never know what you’ll discover.  Patrons contributing a minimum of $25 (payable at the door) may attend the Preview Party on Thursday, February 20th from 6-8 pm.   At the Preview Party you’ll get first crack at the 10,000 volumes available during the sale,
including beautiful art and coffee table books, collectible items, and rare titles.  On Sunday, the final day of the sale, books will be half price upstairs and $15 per bag in the basement.

Friends of Emmet O’Neal Library Book Sale

For more than 50 years, the Friends of the Emmet O’Neal Library have supported the library through its annual book sale, with proceeds benefitting the library’s adult and teen programs.  This year’s sale will begin Feb. 20 with a preview party and will continue with a general sale Feb 21-23.  From a child’s favorite picture book, a current bestseller, or a rare signed first edition – you never know what you’ll discover.  Patrons contributing a minimum of $25 (payable at the door) may attend the Preview Party on Thursday, February 20th from 6-8 pm.   At the Preview Party you’ll get first crack at the 10,000 volumes available during the sale,
including beautiful art and coffee table books, collectible items, and rare titles.  On Sunday, the final day of the sale, books will be half price upstairs and $15 per bag in the basement.

Friends of Emmet O’Neal Library Book Sale

For more than 50 years, the Friends of the Emmet O’Neal Library have supported the library through its annual book sale, with proceeds benefitting the library’s adult and teen programs.  This year’s sale will begin Feb. 20 with a preview party and will continue with a general sale Feb 21-23.  From a child’s favorite picture book, a current bestseller, or a rare signed first edition – you never know what you’ll discover.  Patrons contributing a minimum of $25 (payable at the door) may attend the Preview Party on Thursday, February 20th from 6-8 pm.   At the Preview Party you’ll get first crack at the 10,000 volumes available during the sale,
including beautiful art and coffee table books, collectible items, and rare titles.  On Sunday, the final day of the sale, books will be half price upstairs and $15 per bag in the basement.

Friends of Emmet O’Neal Library Book Sale

For more than 50 years, the Friends of the Emmet O’Neal Library have supported the library through its annual book sale, with proceeds benefitting the library’s adult and teen programs.  This year’s sale will begin Feb. 20 with a preview party and will continue with a general sale Feb 21-23.  From a child’s favorite picture book, a current bestseller, or a rare signed first edition – you never know what you’ll discover.  Patrons contributing a minimum of $25 (payable at the door) may attend the Preview Party on Thursday, February 20th from 6-8 pm.   At the Preview Party you’ll get first crack at the 10,000 volumes available during the sale,
including beautiful art and coffee table books, collectible items, and rare titles.  On Sunday, the final day of the sale, books will be half price upstairs and $15 per bag in the basement.

Singing Santa’s Arrival Celebration

Bring the family for a fun-filled night of activities at Brookwood Village to kick off the holiday season. This classic celebration will highlight the arrival of Singing Santa, a Birmingham tradition. The event will take place near the Food Court and will feature several family-friendly activities, including face painting, balloon twisting, glitter tattoo fairies, characters from Disney’s Frozen and Toy Story, arts and crafts and special musical performances. Following his arrival at 6:30, Santa will be available for visits and photos daily through Christmas Eve.

Moos For Meals: A Barnyard Benefit For Hungry Children

Moos For Meals: A Barnyard Benefit For Hungry Children. Tickets on sale now for $15! Venmo @MoosForMeals to buy tickets or donate! Come out for a day of fun including hayrides, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, corn crib, barbeque, face painting and MORE! The event is at Tuscaloosa Barnyard on Oct. 27th from 2-6 PM. This event is to support Secret Meals For Hungry Children, a Tuscaloosa nonprofit that provides food to children over the weekend who do not have access to enough food or nutritional options during the school year. 1 in 4 children in West Alabama suffers from food insecurity and it only takes $140 to feed a child every weekend for a whole school year. You can help make that happen!

Birmingham’s Next Hot Dog Contest

Join the Animal League of Birmingham, Saturday, June 29th at Avondale Brewing, to find out who has the hottest dog in Bham! 100% of the proceeds from the entry/contest fees benefit animals, rescues, and shelters in and around Jefferson County.

We are calling all dogs to bring their owners and enter! We have fantastic prizes, a silent auction, vendors, food, Fetch Truck and a dancing good time with Birmingham’s Disco Amigos; plus, amazing judges and MC! With 11 categories including Dandiest Doodle, Terrific Tri “pawed”, Best Fur-do, Most Talented, Most Exotic, Best Dressed, Sassiest Senior (7+ yrs.), Most Squeezable Puppy (4-12 mos.), Best Looking Female/Male, & Cutest Couple (your dog & you), there’s something for everpawdy!

Registration begins at 11 am and the contest starts at 1 pm. Admission is a $10 donation accepted at the door. Contest Entry fee*- -$20 each dog/one category; Additional categories are $5 each.

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Special coffee served by special people: Cafe Three21 at the Valleydale Farmers’ Market

Photo via Instagram – @cafethree21

Supporting local Birmingham vendors is most definitely a worthy endeavor. One of our favorite ways to do this is by shopping at one of our many local Birmingham farmers’ markets. Did you know you can find an added positive cause each Saturday this summer at Valleydale Farmers’ Market? Here’s how.

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ALOB Hottest Dog Contest

Do YOU have a fashionable puppy or even senior dog??

The Animal League of Birmingham is hosting yet another downright awesome Hottest Dog Contest at your local Avondale Brewery! There are a dozen categories for everything from tripawds to Sassiest Senior! It’s a great time every year with our very own Bree Sison at the mic! Celebrity judge Chloe Doodle and others! Vendors and great food, not to mention, your awesome Avondale brews in the mix!

ALOB 2019 Birmingham’s Next Hot Dog Contest

Do you have the hottest dog in the ham? Join the ALOB, Saturday, May 11th at Avondale Brewing to find out! This event is a fun way to be the good for animals in need. We are calling all dogs to bring their owners and enter! We have fantastic prizes, vendors, food, Fetch Truck and a dancing good time with Birmingham’s Disco Amigos. Plus, amazing judges including Chloe Doodle, Valerie Thomas of The VAL Group, and Trace Barnett finalist on Next Food Network Star.

With 11 categories including: Dandiest Doodle, Terrific Tri “pawed”, Best Fur-do, Most Talented, Most Exotic, Best Dressed, Sassiest Senior (7+ yrs.), Most Squeezable Puppy (4-12 mos.), Best Looking Female/ Male, & Cutest Couple (your dog & you), there’s something for everpawdy!

Registration begins at 11 am and the contest starts at 1 pm. Admission is a $10 donation accepted at the door. Contest Entry fee*- -$20 each dog/one category; Additional categories $5 each

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Bham Dance Walk – Railroad Park

We’re back! Our first dance walk of 2019 will be 2pm on Sunday, March 24th at Railroad Park. We’ll meet on the grass across from the Boxcar Cafe (which is located under the 17th Street Plaza covered area). Just look for the balloons!

What is Dance Walking? It’s a fun fitness craze sweeping the globe. We are dancing and walking our way through Birmingham on a quest for fun, people, music, and FITNESS! Everyone is welcome and all ages are encouraged to join!*

We’ll provide music via megaphones throughout the dance walk, but feel free to bring your own or listen with some ear buds. Who cares as long as you’re moving! We’ll dance walk around the park until we’ve had our fill. Maybe it will end in a dance party in one of the rainbow tunnels!

Want to see how it got started? Here you go! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib3Duz_6a9M

Vulcan is turning 114! Get your tickets for the Birthday Bash on June 3

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Photo courtesy of Vulcan Park and Museum
Photo courtesy of Vulcan Park and Museum

It’s the event of the year for family fun at Vulcan Park and Museum! Help Vulcan blow out his candles at his 114th Birthday Bash, along with “V” (Vulcan’s six-foot plush mascot), Birmingham City Mayor Randall Woodfin and City Council President Valerie A. Abbott as well as other city officials. Ice Cream from Piggly Wiggly and Bud’s Best Cookies will be handed out after V blows out his candles!

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