Fun facts about Red Mountain Park, including a new section of High Ore Line Trail opening spring 2019

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Let’s zip right through this list. Photo via Red Mountain Park’s Instagram

Boasting 15 miles of trails, this Birmingham treasure is almost twice the size of New York City’s Central Park. It is a prime example of a community working together to create urban green spaces. Welcome to Red Mountain Park. Check out what else you may not know.

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Top 5 reasons not to miss Beaker Bash at McWane Science Center on Saturday, February 2

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Family fun at Beaker Bash 2016. Photo submitted

On Saturday, February 2, 5-8PM, you will find McWane Science Center transformed into a magical world filled with acrobatics, intrigue and the forces of nature. It’s all part of Beaker Bash Carnivale 2019, McWane’s big annual fundraiser.

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Pig Iron BBQ Challenge on Oct. 19 supports Children’s Harbor. Vulcan Materials Company participates for 22nd year. Get the deets here.

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Vulcan Materials Company’s “Haunted Hog Asylum”-themed tent at the 2017 Pig Iron BBQ Challenge. Photo submitted

It’s one of the oldest barbecue competitions in Birmingham, and it is all for a good cause. Children’s Harbor is a local nonprofit that provides essential free services to seriously ill children and their families. Come out to see Vulcan Materials Company throw down with more than 30 corporate teams at the 22nd Annual Pig Iron BBQ Challenge at the Hoover Met on Friday, October 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and kids 12 and under get in free.

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Cahaba River Society’s Annual Fry-Down, Great Food for a Great Cause, this Sunday, September 30

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Students participating in the Cahaba River Society’s CLEAN program. Photo courtesy of Cahaba River Society

Join the Cahaba River Society this Sunday, September 30, 2018, from noon to 4pm at Railroad Park for the 9th Annual Fry-Down.

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The hokey pokey, storytime and fundraising are a few ways The Bell Center in Homewood benefits from Vulcan Materials volunteers

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Vulcan Materials Company Cindy Huerkamp and Joe Lawhorn with The Bell Center 2 year old William Gunn. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

About 4 years ago, Joe Lawhorn, a senior accountant at Vulcan Materials Company was asked to fill in and volunteer one day for his manager at The Bell Center, the highly acclaimed children’s early intervention program in Homewood.

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