Visit Alabama Splash Adventure Before Summer is Over!
Aug20

Visit Alabama Splash Adventure Before Summer is Over!

If you haven’t made time to visit Alabama Splash Adventure in Bessemer yet this summer, there’s still time! The park is located close to both Tuscaloosa and Birmingham and is fun for the entire family. There are thrill rides for the older kids (and adults who love to still act like kids) and places where the smaller children can enjoy their time as well. You still have a couple more weekends to take advantage of the park...

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Still Learning from the Sky
Aug18

Still Learning from the Sky

I posted my first “Chasing the Sun” on November 17th, 2015. That was nearly two years ago. This is my 45th post for the Leaf where I get to write reflections about life, whether they be good or bad. I can’t say how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to write for a paper and site that cares so deeply about the people of the state of Alabama. the Leaf has been and will continue to be something I cherish deeply. So far, this post...

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Flapjacks for Foster Kids!
Aug17

Flapjacks for Foster Kids!

Support children with pancakes! Information below: “Pancake Breakfast to benefit orphans and foster children Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Southland Restaurant 7-11:30 am.  All proceeds will help our local foster children.  This is the annual fundraising event for Defend the Orphans Ministry of Coaling Baptist Church.  We will have Foster Care and Adoption info available, Defend the Orphans T shirts, Free Face painting and...

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Sidewalk Film Festival Starts Next Week!
Aug15

Sidewalk Film Festival Starts Next Week!

The annual Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, presented by Regions, is taking place next week from August 22nd-August 27th. This is the 19th time Birmingham residents will be lucky enough to participate in this unique festival. According to their website, “filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk and have been thrilled to discover fresh, enthusiastic...

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Book Signing in T-Town in One Week!
Aug12

Book Signing in T-Town in One Week!

Carolyn Breckinridge, recipient of the 2017 Druid City Arts literary award, will be signing ‘Tuscaloosa Moon’ and ‘Tuscaloosa Boneyard’ at Barnes & Noble, Tuscaloosa, on Saturday, August 19th, from 10:30 until 4:00! Don’t miss...

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Let Bartlet Be Bartlet
Aug11

Let Bartlet Be Bartlet

Since the beginning of time, people have often found themselves divided down the middle of different categories. Male/Female. Black/White. Rich/Poor. East/West. Republican/Democrat. It seems unfair that, as a society, we consistently polarize each other. “If you ain’t for me, you’re against me.” You know, that kind of thing. One of the most profound divides is between those who are educated and those who are not. Writers have been...

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Bama Art House Film Series Starts This Month!
Aug10

Bama Art House Film Series Starts This Month!

The Bama Art House Film Series at the Bama Theatre in Tuscaloosa is beginning on August 22nd. The full press release is below: PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release                                              The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa Contact: Kevin Ledgewood pr@tuscarts.org 205-758-5195, x6  BAMA ART HOUSE FILM SERIES FALL 2017 BEGINS AUGUST 22  (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Bama Art House Film Series Fall 2017 will present six...

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Third Eye Blind in Bham This Fall!
Aug08

Third Eye Blind in Bham This Fall!

The beloved band Third Eye Blind will be making its return to downtown Birmingham this Fall. They will be at Iron City (513 22nd Street) on Sunday, October 29th. They will be visiting Iron City on their Fall of the Summer Gods Tour and it should be an amazing night of music. The show will start at 8PM with the doors opening at 7PM. Ticket prices begin at $35 and can be purchased on ironcitybham.com. The event is all ages and tickets...

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