Birmingham’s 71st Annual National Veterans Day Parade will take place at Railroad Park and Parkside District

A section of the 2018 National Veterans Day Parade route along Railroad Park. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

The 2018 edition of the 71st Annual National Veterans Day Parade in Birmingham will take place at and around Railroad Park, instead of the traditional downtown Birmingham north route. The parade is scheduled this Monday, November 12 at 1:30.

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Birmingham’s 5 most impactful re-developments according to former Auburn Design Studio Director Cheryl Morgan

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Perhaps no one in Birmingham has had a better front row seat to witness the Magic City’s renaissance, both downtown and in the surrounding areas, than Urban Land Institute Alabama member and former longtime director of the Auburn Urban Design Studio, Cheryl Morgan.

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Your how-to guide to Zyp BikeSharing in Birmingham, plus 3 of the best check-out and return stations, including Back Forty

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Zyp bike fun in Birmingham. Photo via Zyp BikeShare

Zyp bikes have been in Birmingham for a couple years now, but if you’re still wondering how to use them, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about how to rent and ride a Zyp bike—and where to find them. 

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Zyp bike fun in Birmingham. Photo via Zyp BikeShare

Zyp bikes have been in Birmingham for a couple years now, but if you’re still wondering how to use them, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about how to rent and ride a Zyp bike—and where to find them. 

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17 Birmingham walking trails, including Kiwanis Vulcan Trail and more

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Rotary Trail – photo from Freshwater Land Trust

We know Birmingham’s hottest days aren’t the best for getting outside. But you don’t have to limit your exercise to the gym during the scorching summer. Birmingham walking trails offer lots of places to get out and get moving—and, in many cases, lots of shade as well.

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12 Birmingham yoga studios you need to know about including Areo Joe’s aerial yoga

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It’s nice to have you in Birmingham yoga classes. This guide will prevent you from feeling upside down and overwhelmed by the area’s offerings. Photo by Rachel Callahan

I know it can be intimidating to walk into a new yoga class, whether you’re a long-time practitioner trying a different studio or a first timer. I’ve practiced yoga regularly since 2011 and have taught since 2014, but I still get nervous when I try someplace new! But the guide to Birmingham yoga classes is here to help. Continue reading “12 Birmingham yoga studios you need to know about including Areo Joe’s aerial yoga”

Huff Post “Listen to America” road trip arrives in Birmingham today

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LITTLE ROCK, AR – SEPTEMBER 13: The HuffPost bus sits in front of the Arkansas State Capitol during a visit to Little Rock, Arkansas, on Sept. 13, 2017, as part of “Listen To America: A HuffPost Road Trip.” The outlet will visit more than 20 cities on its tour across the country. (Photo by Damon Dahlen/HuffPost)

The Huff Post, one of the largest digital news organizations in the nation, is visiting Birmingham today and tomorrow for its Listen to America Road Trip.  The Magic City is the 5th community slated for a stopover on 25 city cross country tour.

Their first event is tonight at the 16th Street Baptist Church starting at 6:00.

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September in Birmingham: A Guide to National Observances

There’s a lot of national observances on any given day. Some well known and loved like International Talk Like a Pirate Day, some less so, like Squirrel Appreciation Day. Some are for a good cause, some are just fun, and others have dedicated followings (like Hobbit Day).

If you are looking for a good excuse, however, to drink beer for charity and chow down on some pancakes in the name of patriotism, here is a guide to how to celebrate some of the September observances in Birmingham.

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