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Birmingham, AL – As part of national Law Day celebrations, the Birmingham Bar Association will host a luncheon on Friday, May 1, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Club in Birmingham. Originally conceived by the American Bar Association in 1957 to mark a commitment to the rule of law, Law Day is an annual event made official in 1961 when Congress issued a joint resolution designating May 1 as the official date for Law Day celebrations.

The luncheon will include a panel discussion on “THE MAGNA CARTA’S INFLUENCE ON MODERN-DAY LEGAL ISSUES,” with panelists to include U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, U.S. District Court Judge David Proctor, Jefferson County Presiding Circuit Court Judge Houston L. Brown, Birmingham Bar Association President Steven F. Casey, and Jefferson County District Attorney Brandon Falls.

This year marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, or “Great Charter,” an English legal document that greatly influenced the development of the rights to due process, trial by jury, and habeas corpus proceedings in the United States.

The luncheon is open to the public,…

See how many people visited Barber Vintage Museum in 2014!

People visited the Museum from 67 countries


Birmingham Kidney Walk

Presented by Alabama Kidney Foundation

April 18, 2015

The Birmingham Kidney Walk is a signature event…


A 15 Year Timeline…

Red Cross Volunteers Recognized during National Volunteer Week


Birmingham, Alabama (Monday, April 12, 2015) — National Volunteer Week is April 12-18 and the Alabama Red Cross is honoring its volunteers who give their time to help people in need.

Across the United States, hundreds of thousands of volunteers are part of the Red Cross. They respond to fires, teach lifesaving skills like First Aid and CPR, volunteer at Veterans Hospitals, help staff blood drives and so much more. Here in the Alabama Region, more than 3,200 volunteers help the community.

“We want to take this time during Volunteer Week to thank our volunteers…

Deadline approaching for awards nominations

Alabama Humanities Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Alabama Humanities Award and the Charitable Organization in the Humanities Award, which are presented at the annual luncheon in October.

The deadline is April 15.

Alabama Humanities Award is given to…

Visit the Birmingham Zoo for Farm Day


BIRMINGHAM, AL – On April 11, the Birmingham Zoo invites the community and their families to take part in Farm Day from 10am until 2pm. This fun-filled educational celebration of Alabama’s farming heritage will be held in the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo. Farm Day is a community-focused event to celebrate the agricultural history of Alabama with a special emphasis on Birmingham Zoo farm animals. Guests will have the opportunity to see a sheep shearing, participate in an agriculture themed trivia game, observe a hoof trimming demonstration and more. Booths from Alabama 4-H, Alabama Farmers Federation/Alabama Young Farmers, local farmers and local agricultural groups will be onsite to give guests the opportunity to learn about farm tools, agriculture and local farming opportunities. There will also be an up-close experience with educational animals at the Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Show stage at 3pm. All Farm Day activities are free…

City Center Sittin’ in Style


Custom-designed bench planters arrive just in time for Spring…

 Thanks to a cooperative effort involving the Central City Neighborhood Association, the Gallery Lofts Condo Association, and the 2nd Avenue Merchants Group, 2nd Ave North now has five new custom designed bench planters… And just in time for spring! Three of the benches have been adopted by businesses and individuals who agreed to keep the plants watered, weeded and free of trash, while two more await the perfect home. Interested? Email REV City Center District Lead Robert Emerick for more details.

The benches are the latest addition…

Firehouse Shelter Announces 1st Annual Community Festival!

Art to Bricks

Saturday, May 23 at 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Railroad Park, Birmingham, Alabama

The Firehouse Shelter is gearing up for their 1st Annual Community Festival! This event will feature bands, poets, dance groups, and much more! If you can paint, sketch, or even do magic come out and enjoy this day of fellowship!

This event was created to make aware the importance of housing and services for the homeless. This event is free! Free food! and…


UnknownPublic Review and Survey of “The Alabama Model” Draft Open Through April 17

Montgomery, Ala. – The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) is seeking public input on the draft of the Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Model for Alabama Public Schools.

The Comprehensive School Counseling and Guidance Program, also known as “The Alabama Model,” is an integral part of the preparation of all students…