Monday, March 25, 2013
Here's what you need to know about Birmingham this week.
Legislative Reception Wednesday: Speak with Birmingham's elected officials at the federal, state, county and local level this week at the Townsend Hotel, including U.S. Rep. Sander Levin and U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio. The event starts at 6 p.m..; hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar are included. Tickets are $25 for chamber members and $30 for non-members. Spring break starts this week: Spring break officially starts Friday for students at Birmingham Public Schools. There is no school that day for students or staff, with classes resuming April 8. For other Birmingham schools, spring break begins: Thursday for Holy Name School students Wednesday for students at the Roeper School Friday for Eton Academy students Thursday for students at Our …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Junior League of Birmingham will host the tea and spring fashion show, courtesy of Nordstrom, this Sunday at the Townsend Hotel.
Wondering what to do with yourself this weekend? Don't dismay: check out today's Weekend Spotlight: Our pick for today: Tea, Triscuits & Trends Also happening this weekend: Come back to Birmingham Patch on Wednesday for more weekend things to do in our Weekend Spotlight, or visit our events calendar.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Junior League of Birmingham will join SOAP, a nonprofit run by Birmingham native and human trafficking survivor Theresa Flores, during the 2013 North American International Auto Show.
When Theresa Flores was a teenager in Birmingham in the early 1980's, she was pretty, blond and ran on the track team during the day. And every night for two years, she was raped and tortured as part of a sex ring that Flores kept hidden from her friends, police and family. Now, Flores is joining forces with the Junior League of Birmingham this weekend to spread awareness about human trafficking ahead of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The Junior League will be working with Flores' nonprofit SOAP, or Save Our Adolecents from Prostitution. Volunteers will fan out across the city this Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to distribute bars of soap to dozens of motels and hotels — places where pimps and traffickers often take their…
Monday, December 10, 2012
From the annual menorah lighting to the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber's holiday mixer, here's what you need to know about Birmingham this week.
Planning Board to meet Wednesday: The Birmingham Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall. On the agenda are several bistro license requests, including two for established restaurants and one for the Crush Wine Bar & Bistro, which looks to move into 555. S. Old Woodward. Menorah lighting Wednesday: The Birmingham-Bloomfield Chai Center will host its annual menorah lighting in Shain Park Wednesday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and the following After Glow party at The Community House will feature the band, Shlomo and the Chutzpanyaks. Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber annual holiday mixer Wednesday: The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber will hold it's annual holiday mixer at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Oakland Hills …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Junior League of Birmingham is hosting a 60th Anniversary Gala Kick-Off Party Thursday at Zazios.
It's been 60 years, and the Junior League of Birmingham is still sparkling. That's the theme of the Junior League's gala kick-off party this Thursday, held to honor the group's 60th anniversary. The party kicks off at Zazios from 6-9 p.m. and is open to the public. Your $30 ticket includes two drink and appetizers. Attendees will also be entered into a drawing to win two free tickets to the Junior League's official 60th anniversary gala, to be held April 27, 2013. What's required? Since the Junior League is "still sparkling after 60 years," the Junior League's Netti Boivin said attendees are only required to wear "sparkly" attire. Birmingham's junior league chapter was established in 1952 and is made up of women from Birmingham, Troy, …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The 5K race and one-mile fun run for kids takes place at 9 a.m. in Shain Park.
Wondering what to do with yourself this weekend? Don't dismay: check out today's Weekend Spotlight: Our pick for today: Junior League of Birmingham's Dash for Destiny Earlier this week, we brought you: Come back to Birmingham Patch on Tuesday for more weekend things to do in our Weekend Spotlight, or visit our events calendar.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Also coming up this week: an open house for Scout Troop 1001 and Project Healthy Living at the Birmingham Seniors Center.
Toast de Mayo Thursday: The Birmingham Education Foundation is partnering with Toast this Thursday for an elegant Cinco de Mayo celebration benefitting Birmingham Public Schools. There will be a strolling dinner featuring items from Toast's spring menu and a silent auction. Tickets are $90 and can be purchased at www.supportbef.org. Scout troop open house Wednesday: Boy Scout Troop 1001 will hold an open house at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham. For more information, contact, Steve Volk at 248-203-9801 or SteveVolk@comcast.net. Project Healthy Living Wednesday: The Birmingham Seniors Coordinating Council and Center will be hosting Project Healthy Living along with WXYZ from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday. The …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Hundreds of children, many dressed in full costumes, joined the festivities Sunday.
Pac-Man, a scarecrow, Princess Leia and more were in the crowd on Sunday for the 18th annual Pumpkin Patch event, followed by the Halloween Parade in downtown Birmingham. The Junior League of Birmingham and the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce organized the Pumpkin Patch festivities, which offered children of all ages an opportunity to show off their costumes, grab some snacks and play a variety of games. Many of the activities took place on West Merrill Street, right outside The Community House. Hundreds of families walked in the Halloween Parade, which started at the corner of South Bates Street and Martin Street, and snaked through downtown before ending in Shain Park. Were you at the Pumpkin Patch or the Halloween Parade? The …
Friday, October 21, 2011
The Junior League of Birmingham and the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 18th annual Pumpkin Patch and Halloween Parade Sunday.
Halloween comes to Birmingham this weekend with the Junior League of Birmingham and the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce's 18th annual Pumpkin Patch and Halloween Parade. Heading out to the festivities this weekend? Here's what you need to know: The Junior League has a slate of activities lined up for the little ones Sunday, including: Baldwin Public Library will also be getting in on the fun with It's Only Halloween Fun Stories at 1:30 p.m. and the Spooky Halloween Magic Show at 3 p.m. After the parade, participants and their parents can enjoy complimentary cider and seasonal snacks provided by Whole Foods Market. What's a Halloween celebration without candy? Apparently, the kind the Junior League puts on. Junior League chair of …
At the Junior League's Pumpkin Patch and Halloween Parade on Sunday, participants will be able to visit a "make your own cookbook" station and peruse dozens of healthful fall recipes. Here are a few.
The Junior League of Birmingham's 18th annual Pumpkin Patch happens this weekend on the terrace of The Community House, bringing Halloween early to downtown Birmingham. The day includes bounce houses, crafting, photo session and games for children, not to mention a children's parade of Halloween costumes at 4 p.m., sponsored by the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce. But according to Katie Dunn, chair of this year's Pumpkin Patch for the Junior League, the real focus of the event is about healthful eating and avoiding those post-Halloween stomachaches brought on by too much candy. During the event, the Junior League will sponsor several healthful, nut-free snack stations for children and parents, as well as a "create your own …