by Frank Griffin
With minimal effort, families can come together and build enduring memories.
Here are some ideas for activities in the Birmingham area. And remember, the point is to bring the family together, explore new possibilities, have fun, and of course build wonderful memories.
Take a Cooking Class Together
Taking a cooking class as a family is an incredibly great way to build lifelong memories. You will acquire a skill that will last forever, learn about new cultures, and have fun in the process.
You can go to this link (https://www.thumbtack.com/al/birmingham/cooking-classes/) to find a wide range of chefs from Birmingham that provide cooking classes in your home or another setting.
Yoga for the Family
Just like cooking, this is one skill set with lifelong benefits. The great thing about this activity is many yoga studios have introductory packages for the whole family that are affordable. Village Yoga is one of the many places you can try. http://villageryoga.com/
Visit the Birmingham Botanical Gardens
If you really want to escape while still in the city, visit the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. First of all, it is free (but you can always support them because they do great work), and it provides 67 acres of incredible gardens. You can make a day of it and learn more than you bargained for.
Here is their website https://www.bbgardens.org/gardens-culture.php#Bruno
If you feel inspired by your visit to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, you can start your own garden with flowers, vegetables, and herbs. This brings all of the above activities together. The Oak Street Garden Shop has been around for 25 years. It has everything from seasonal plants and flowers to garden shrubs, herbs, and vegetables. Here is their website http://oakstreetgardenshop.com/
Go on a Hike as a Family
Going for a hike is another opportunity to bond as a family while appreciating nature. Ruffner Mountain covers 1,038-acres, and it is one of the largest privately held 501 (c) (3) urban nature preserves in the country. Just like the botanical gardens, the trails are free but the experiences it provides are invaluable. Here is their site: https://ruffnermountain.org/
Making memories with your family doesn’t require an expensive activity. The most important thing is to spend time together.
By Laurrel Allison
It’s that time of year again! Love and friendship is awesome and all. But why not show the depth of your care with a gift or two? Birmingham is chock full of shops that can meet your holiday expectations.
Add Blossoming Decor to Your Event
by Laurrel Allison
Whether you have a happy, celebratory, or somber occasion coming up, there are choice florists scattered about Birmingham who are ready to assist. Birthday and anniversary parties, weddings, graduations, and funerals which could use a little sprucing up do well featuring floral arrangements. Below are a select few local florist shops from around Birmingham. Think local and shop local when planning your next event! [Read more…]
Good Eats in the Magic City
By Laurrel Allison
Rather than going to one of America’s well-known franchises for a bite to eat on a warm Summer evening, you would do well to consider staying a bit more local for your eats. In Birmingham, you’ll be able to fill your stomach without emptying your wallet and walk away with the knowledge that your food wasn’t identical to someone else’s meal a couple states over.
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By: Frank Griffin
You can’t put a price on the feeling you get when you shop at your local Farmers Market. The ambiance is the closest thing you will experience to going directly to the farm.
If you need further convincing, the following are the top five reasons to shop at Farmers Markets
By Cassie Bondie
Having a craving for pizza? Visit these five local pizza parlors in the Birmingham area to quench your appetite.
This impressive pizzeria claims to be “Best in the South, Possibly the North, Maybe the World!” Davenport’s Pizza Palace has been serving up pizzas for more than half a century. Dough and sauce are made in-house on a regular basis. Guests can enjoy pizza, salad, and drinks in a casual atmosphere that boasts vintage video games and other unique traits. [Read more…]
Ride Clean in The Magic City: 3 Places to Get Your Car Washed
By Laurrel Allison
Birmingham is riddled with car washes throughout the city. Some are locally owned and run while others are franchises. Among the ones of note, here are three places to get your car washed down and spruced up in Birmingham.
10 Thoughtful Birthday Gift Ideas
By: Cassie Bondie
Are you struggling to come up with the perfect gift idea for your friend, family member, or significant other? These ten, thoughtful birthday gift ideas will bring a smile to their face. [Read more…]
Since 1985, Audio Creations has been serving Pelham and the surrounding areas with the best customization service. A Californina native, Mark Picogna started his business and has won over 260 awards, been featured in 5 pblications and has 13 certified specialties. Mark and his tem offers commercial and residential window tinting, fiberglass box designs, a variety of electronic installations and much more! Audio creations is located at 2169 Pelham Pkwy Pelham, AL 35124. They are available Monday-Saturday and can be found on the web at www.audiocreations1.com
Appliance Connection offers appliance sales and service at two locations for the top brands around. They stock a variety of parts for those DIY projects as well. For service in the Birmingham area, they are located at 701 Graymont Ave. If you are looking for service in the Tuscaloosa area, they are located at 1584 Lurleen B. Wallace Blvd. Request a quote at appliances-connections.com or give them a call at 205-323-5831 or 205-758-5900
America’s First Table Store
by Keiontra Brooks
Homer Brown, founder of Bumper Nets, will be celebrating his 18th year of business this year. Almost 20 years ago, Homer started Bumper Nets to set the stake for “Americas First Table Tennis Store”, and really wanted to innovate a place of this nature in a mall setting. Focusing on table sports such as air hockey, pinball, and table tennis, Homer put his dreams to work and came up with the concept of Bumper Nets.
Adams Eye Care is a full service Optometric Practice in Birmingham providing a wide range of eye care services. Dr. Juanakee Adams and her professional staff are located at 1712-5th Ave. N Birmingham, AL. They offer a variety of office hours for your convenience and participate with VSP, Medicare, Medicaid and many other insurance providers. To schedule your appointment call them at 205-323-4608 or visit them at adamseyecare.net.
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Donald Dunphy of Columbiana, Alabama understands the importance of networking. As a Naval transfer in the early 1990s, Dunphy, new to the city and without a friend in sight, needed a way to build professional contacts. With over 26 years of active duty under his belt and the desire to meet new faces while building lasting relationships, Dunphy started Mastermind Business Network group. [Read more…]