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Birmingham Parent is a free, monthly parenting magazine with a distribution averaging 30,000+ monthly in central Alabama, covering Jefferson, Shelby. St. Clair and Chilton counties -- greater Birmingham area. This award-winning magazine is a member of SAPPA - Souteastern Publishers Advertising Association (http://www.sapatoday.com). It is also available by paid subscription - call 205-987-7700 for details, or visit our website. The entire magazine is available digitally online each month at our website.
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Dolly Parton is going to read children's books aloud in a new weekly video series
03/31/2020
Dolly Parton is going to read children's books aloud in a new weekly video series

Dolly Parton is going to read children's books aloud in a new weekly video series

Dolly Parton is going to read children's books aloud in a new weekly video series on YouTube because if there's anyone who can make us feel a little bit better about the world right now, it's Dolly.The series will be called "Goodnight with Dolly" and will be posted on Thursday nights at 6 p.m. CST b...

LAST DAY TO VOTE AND BE ENTERED TO WIN AN OWA TRIP FOR 4!  HAVE YOU VOTED????  Must vote in at least 20 categories for y...
03/31/2020
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Welcome to Birmingham Parent Magazine online! Serving the greater Birmingham Alabama metro area, and providing parents with the information they can use including family-friendly & kids events, private school guides, summer camp guides, and lots more!

03/30/2020

This editor just had a delicious TEXAS ROADHOUSE curbside meal. It was terrific. They even included their rolls and the cinnamon butter! I highly recommend. After their CEO gave his whole salary to his workers, we wanted to buy a meal there. Super nice, fast -- terrific meal!
Steak, as usual, was fantastic! Texas Roadhouse - Pelham, AL

March 31 is National Crayon Day and on behalf of Crayola we wanted to remind you of all the online resources we have ava...
03/30/2020
4 in 1 National Crayon Day Crafts

March 31 is National Crayon Day and on behalf of Crayola we wanted to remind you of all the online resources we have available for kids and parents to craft together at home.

Using art materials and crayons you have on hand, we would love to suggest some of our favorite Crayon crafts which can be found here: https://www.crayola.com/crafts/4-in-1-national-crayon-day-crafts-craft/

We also have free coloring pages, some including your children’s favorite characters here: https://www.crayola.com/featured/free-coloring-pages/

Celebrate National Crayon Day with 4 easy crayon crafts! Make all or some, including our Melted Crayon Butterflies, Crayon Art T-Shirt, Crayon Letter Decoration, and Crayon Melter Canvas Art.

No Need for Alabamians to Worry About Their Drinking Water During the COVID-19 Crisis, ADEM Director SaysYour drinking w...
03/30/2020
Alabama Department of Environmental Management

No Need for Alabamians to Worry About Their Drinking Water During the COVID-19 Crisis, ADEM Director Says

Your drinking water is safe, so there’s no need to hoard cases of bottled water during the coronavirus crisis, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management wants the public to know.

“With so many things Alabamians have to worry about – their jobs, social distancing, the welfare of loved ones, gathering food and other necessities – the safety of their drinking water shouldn’t be one of them,” said Lance LeFleur, ADEM’s director. “The water they get from their tap, whether it’s from a large municipal system or a small, rural utility, is 100 percent safe due to the proven safety requirements they are required to follow and that ADEM enforces. People don’t need to fear the coronavirus as far as their water is concerned.”

LeFleur points out that the disinfectants the water systems add as standard operating procedures kill viruses, including COVID-19. Likewise, standard operations of municipal wastewater systems kill any viruses before the treated water is discharged into Alabama’s rivers and streams. ADEM, through its permitting and inspections, is making sure the drinking water systems as well as wastewater systems abide by the appropriate, stringent clean water standards, LeFleur said.

In a letter sent Friday to Gov. Kay Ivey, the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew R. Wheeler, emphasized the importance of the public’s confidence in their water supply in combating novel coronavirus. “Ensuring that drinking water and wastewater services are fully operational is critical to containing COVID-19 and protecting Americans from other public health risks,” Wheeler said. “Handwashing and cleaning depend on providing safe and reliable drinking water and effective treatment of wastewater.”

Wheeler said the U.S. Department of Homeland Security recognizes water and wastewater treatment workers and their suppliers as essential critical infrastructure workers, and urged state and local officials to “ensure that these workers and businesses receive the access, credentials, and essential status necessary to sustain our nation’s critical infrastructure.”

LeFleur agreed with the designation.

“From an environmental standpoint, nothing is more important than maintaining clean drinking water,” he said. “While coronavirus does not in itself pose a threat to our drinking water, nor to our wastewater treatment systems, it would be impossible to fight the virus without clean water. Our water systems and their employees are essential, and from our standpoint, so too are the people, our people, whose job is to make sure those systems are safe and well-maintained.”

Aubrey White heads the drinking water branch of ADEM’s Water Division, which oversees municipal and rural water systems as part of the agency’s authority delegated by the EPA to carry out the provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act in Alabama. ADEM does this through enforcement of regulations, construction and operating permits, robust monitoring and reporting, and frequent inspections of the nearly 600 public water systems in the state.

“Obviously, this is a huge responsibility given us, and we take that responsibility very seriously” White said. “Even as a lot of business and state agencies have curtailed activities due to COVID-19-related mandates, we must continue the monitoring, inspections, reporting and enforcement of the regulations that help ensure our water is clean and safe and will remain clean and safe.”

An example of ADEM’s continuing efforts to safeguard public health is the State Revolving Fund (SRF), through which the agency provides low-interest loans to public water, wastewater and stormwater management systems to pay for infrastructure improvement projects. Three such projects recently were awarded funding by ADEM totaling millions of dollars and are currently in the public comment period – $1.25 million to the Grand Bay Water Works Board in Mobile County for a new wastewater treatment unit; $1.2 million to Phenix City for a sanitary sewer lift station; and $462,000 to Spanish Fort to restore and improve a drainage canal.

“Some of these projects might not be possible if not for the financial assistance we help provide,” said Kris Berry, chief of ADEM’s State Revolving Fund section. “These projects were proposed by the local authorities based on what they need to maintain and improve their safe water managing systems, reviewed by our staff and opened to the public to weigh in.”

ADEM’s website, www.adem.alabama.gov, provides plenty of useful information, LeFleur said. Website visitors can keep up with current issues, including notices, comment periods and contact information, as well as enforcement actions.

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Hoping this changes soon!!!
03/29/2020

Hoping this changes soon!!!

Easter is coming -- with so many events canceled, please share here your great ideas for how you will make it fun and me...
03/27/2020

Easter is coming -- with so many events canceled, please share here your great ideas for how you will make it fun and memorable!

03/27/2020

Let us hear from you!

FRIDAY FUNDAY GIVEAWAY! Win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets to McWane Science Center’s Adventure Halls. The deadline to enter...
03/27/2020
Click to Enter - Win a Family 4-Pack to McWane Science Center's Adventure Halls

FRIDAY FUNDAY GIVEAWAY! Win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets to McWane Science Center’s Adventure Halls. The deadline to enter is Saturday, March 28, 2020, at 12:00 AM. Tickets are good through the end of 2020!

If you are selected, you will have 48 hours to claim your prize by email or pm. GOOD LUCK!

You must...
- Share on social
- Tag 4 friends in the comments section
- Comment in the post
- Click below to enter...

DEADLINE to enter is 12:00 PM Saturday, March 21, 2020.

Vulcan Park & Museum Shows Unity with Special Lighting Vulcan Park & Museum will stand in solidarity with the Birmingham...
03/26/2020

Vulcan Park & Museum Shows Unity with Special Lighting

Vulcan Park & Museum will stand in solidarity with the Birmingham community during the COVID-19 pandemic with its special light presentation beginning tonight.

Starting at dusk, Vulcan will appear slightly different. The pedestal will stay dark and Vulcan will be lit in his signature white to give a message of hope. This will occur nightly until further notice.

Vulcan Park & Museum President and CEO Darlene Negrotto hopes the focus on Vulcan is a reminder of his symbolic importance for many generations.

“Vulcan stands a constant reminder of who we were, who we are and who we will be,” Negrotto says. “The stories of members in our community helping each other in wake of this adversity can serve as an inspiration for us all. It is our hope that the lighting of Vulcan will inspire others to join us in the spirit of community.”

This lighting capability is made possible through the generous support of The Kiwanis Club of Birmingham with their centennial gift to the city.

Understanding the fluidity of the current issue, the following adjustments have been made on the property:

The park grounds, including Kiwanis Centennial Plaza, will remain open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, free of charge.
Vulcan Center, The Anvil and Vulcan’s Observation Tower are closed until further notice. Out of abundance of caution, we have temporarily closed the picnic area and removed the tables and chairs on the overlook. Handrails and branches are sanitized daily. All student and adult programs have been canceled. For any private event, please contact the event organizer for more information.

www.visitvulcan.com
Vulcan Park and Museum

BLOOD NEEDED The nation’s blood supply issues are not going to end until the lifestyle changes forced upon Americans fro...
03/25/2020

BLOOD NEEDED

The nation’s blood supply issues are not going to end until the lifestyle changes forced upon Americans from the novel coronavirus end. While authorities are rightly urging people to stay home, the need for blood is also real and significant. The University of Alabama at Birmingham and local blood collection agencies, along with the surgeon general, the CDC and the FDA, are urging those who are healthy to donate blood, while maintaining safe social distancing.

“The response from the community to our blood appeal has been amazing — thank you for your patience and perseverance,” said Marisa Marques, M.D., medical director of Transfusion Services at UAB. “The need for blood will continue throughout the disruption caused by the novel coronavirus. We will need blood donations next week, the week after and every week that our normal lives are affected by this epidemic. Encourage your friends and family who are healthy to donate to avoid dangerous shortages in the weeks to come.”

UAB is working with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers on a blood drive this week at 3419 Colonnade Parkway, #400. Donors must register for an appointment, and prior issues with the appointment process have been resolved. The drive runs from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. every day through Friday, March 27. Plans are in progress for additional drives over the coming weeks, and more information will be forthcoming.

Donors must go online to schedule an appointment to help ensure that other donors and staff are protected. Appointments can be made at LifeSouth. Safe distancing will be observed, and appointments will limit the number of people donating at any one time. Donating blood is safe, and donation staff are appropriately disinfecting all surfaces at the donor locations.

The American Red Cross is also accepting blood donors by appointment at their donation locations.

“In the weeks ahead, we are asking for all citizens in our region to give the gift of life if they are healthy and able to do so,” Marques said.

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03/25/2020

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Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank participating in COVID-19 Relief EffortsBundles of Hope Diaper Bank is getting inundated wit...
03/24/2020

Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank participating in COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank is getting inundated with requests for aid from the community. We currently provide diapers and wipes to 1000 babies a month and with the loss of jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic, the need has rapidly skyrocketed.

Bundles of Hope is a local nonprofit that moves diapers into the hands and onto the bottoms of those that need them most. We currently partner with 40 agencies to distribute over 50,000 diapers a month throughout Jefferson, Shelby, Walker and Montgomery counties. Lindsay Gray, Executive Director of Bundles of Hope, explains, “Families are in need of diapers now more than ever. With families out of work, children not in childcare, parents are desperately searching for how they are going to provide essentials for their little ones.”

Retail shelves are bare at this point so we are asking people to participate in a virtual diaper drive. As the preferred regional partner of the National Diaper Bank Network we are able to purchase in bulk directly from manufacturers.

The cost is $10 per month to sponsor a baby.

Donate today by visiting our website: www.bundlesdiaperbank.org > Donate
Or
Text “Give” to 205-379-9109
Join us in sharing HOPE one bundle of diapers at a time!

Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank

GREAT ENTERTAINMENT AT HOME FROM BCT!ALL THE QUARANTINE ARTS EDUCATION YOU NEED ATBIRMINGHAM CHILDREN’S THEATRE [ONLINE]...
03/23/2020
Donate — Birmingham Children's Theatre

GREAT ENTERTAINMENT AT HOME FROM BCT!

ALL THE QUARANTINE ARTS EDUCATION YOU NEED AT
BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN’S THEATRE [ONLINE]

At Birmingham Children’s Theatre (BCT), we know that great art can happen wherever we are with whatever tools we have available. For 72 years it has been our mission to Educate, Enrich, and Entertain, and we believe that extends far beyond the walls of our theatre. With that in mind, BCT has created a series of videos filled with history lessons, activities, craft ideas, behind-the-scenes footage, selections from BCT productions, and other ways to bring an integrated arts education right into the home! We hope these videos create opportunities to stay creative, productive, engaged, and connected while schools are out and children are at home with their families. Birmingham Children's Theatre

All BCT video content is completely FREE to the public and is updated every day on our website. Donations to keep BCT’s doors open, to keep artists employed, and to create more content can be made through our Save BCT Go Fund Me or at www.bct123.org/donate

Video topics include the History of Storytelling, Mask-Making, How to Write a Play, Choreography Challenge, Painting, Clowning and Comedy, Character Building, Puppet Theatre, Costumes with Repurposed Clothes, and so much more!

BCT's Homepage: www.bct123.org
BCT's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzhAMEOPdFouDGPYk1Tt39w

Birmingham Children's Theatre could not exist without the overwhelming generosity of our amazing patrons and supporters. Each year, BCT serves more than 175,000 young people and families, and your gift makes all the difference.

03/20/2020
Seacoast Moms

Seacoast Moms

And, just like that, no one ever asked a Stay-at-Home mom what she does all day ever again.

FRIDAY FUNDAY GIVEAWAY! Win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets to McWane Science Center’s Adventure Halls. The deadline to enter...
03/20/2020
Click to Enter - Win a Family 4-Pack to McWane Science Center's Adventure Halls

FRIDAY FUNDAY GIVEAWAY! Win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets to McWane Science Center’s Adventure Halls. The deadline to enter is Saturday, March 21, 2020, at 12:00 AM. Tickets are good through the end of 2020!

If you are selected, you will have 48 hours to claim your prize by email or pm. GOOD LUCK!

You must...
- Share on social
- Tag 4 friends in the comments section
- Comment in the post
- Click below to enter...

DEADLINE to enter is 12:00 PM Saturday, March 21, 2020.

Got Cabin Fever?Spring Fever has now turned into Cabin Fever. McWane is preparing at-home experiments and activities for...
03/19/2020

Got Cabin Fever?

Spring Fever has now turned into Cabin Fever. McWane is preparing at-home experiments and activities for your family to enjoy these next few weeks until we can welcome you back to the museum.

We implemented additional steps in our cleaning protocols when awareness of COVID-19 heightened, and we will continue to follow these as we clean and sanitize our facility even during the public closure. We are also taking care of our animals, and creating educational content for our community which we will share across our social platforms and email.

We would love to hear and see what you are doing to keep busy. Email us at [email protected] and tag us on Instagram and Facebook.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?   BLOOD NEEDED! The blood supply in America and locally is in extremely short supply, and the Universi...
03/19/2020
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HOW CAN YOU HELP? BLOOD NEEDED!
The blood supply in America and locally is in extremely short supply, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham is strongly urging the public to donate blood — and there are safe and effective ways to do it, all while maintaining social distancing practices.

The Surgeon General of the United States, the CDC and FDA are all encouraging Americans to donate blood during this crisis.

UAB is holding an emergency blood drive through the end of next week and asks anyone able to donate to make an appointment to help ensure that donors and staff are protected. There are additional drives or fixed donor locations provided by the American Red Cross and LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, which are also accepting donations by appointment.

The UAB drive runs from March 19 through March 27 at UAB Hospital’s North Pavilion.

Donors must go online to schedule an appointment. Safe distancing will be observed, and appointments will limit the number of people donating at any one time. Donating blood is safe, and donation staff are appropriately disinfecting all surfaces at the donor locations.

Donors should make an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org or LifeSouth. Donors will need a photo ID.

UAB North Pavilion, 18th Street and Sixth Avenue South
Thursday, March 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Red Cross
Friday, March 20, 9:30 am.-5:30 p.m., LifeSouth
Monday, March 23, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., LifeSouth
Tuesday, March 24, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., LifeSouth
Wednesday, March 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Red Cross
Thursday, March 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Red Cross
Friday, March 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Red Cross
Donors can give blood up to six times a year, every eight weeks. The process takes about 45 minutes; the actual blood collection usually takes less than 20 minutes.

Blood products are used during surgery, transplantation, trauma care, difficult pregnancies and cancer treatment. It is not unheard-of for a single patient to require as many as 100 units.

Blood donors report feeling a sense of great satisfaction after making their blood donation. Why? Because helping others in need just feels good. Donate blood today to help those in need.

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A lot of parents in Alabama are paying out of pocket for hearing aids for their children. Please consider signing and sharing to help change this!
Any giveaways for Sesame Street ?
Thanks so much for the tickets!! Our first time there and we had a blast!!
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RARE JOB OPENING!!! Design Birmingham Parent! 16-year-old, award-winning Birmingham Parent is looking for a graphic designer/art director for its 7-issues a year publication. This is a contract position and not a full time position. We average 48-64 pages per issue. Need someone with a flexible schedule who can do ad work and page design as the work comes in through the month(s), taking the magazine from start to finish and working more heavily on deadline weeks. Excellent work-from-home opportunity. We are small company and pay per page/assignment. Requirements: 1. Competent in Adobe InDesign and PhotoShop, Illustration experience is helpful. 2. Strong portfolio showing both editorial layout and ad design. 3. Experience with editorial design, print ad design and digital ad design. 4. Comfortable working under tight deadlines. 5. Technical ability to troubleshoot issues with camera-ready ads. 6. Must have your own equipment – computer and appropriate software. Responsibilities: 1. Building the magazine from cover to cover. 2. Designing ads for clients through the ad reps’ guidance. 3. Prepping the issue for print and taking care of any technical issues. 4. Creating auxiliary sales and promotional pieces. Contact Carol Evans at [email protected], fax to 205-624-2415 or P.O. Box 326, Helena, AL 35080.
Hi, there! We are now having baking classes for kids ages 6-9 on the second Saturday of each month starting in September. These classes will be held in the kitchen of Oakmont Chapel Presbyterian Church located off Patton Chapel Rd S. We will have a morning class from 10am-noon and an afternoon class from noon-2pm. There are 8 spots open for each class and the cost is $35. Please let us know if you have any questions. Registration is online at www.ittybittybakers.com/register-for-classes Here are the recipes we'll be baking each month: September-Carrot Applesauce Lunchbox Muffins October-Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups with Cookie Butter Crust November-'Frozen 2' Blue Velvet Cupcakes December-Gum Drop and Snickerdoodle Cookies
Congrats Tonya Kinion! ✨ You have won 4 tickets to McWane Science Center! Claim your tickets within 48 hours via PM! 🎉 Happy Sunday! McWane Science Center
Happy Mother’s Day, mommas! 🌸 May your day be filled with love, laughter & sweet sugar! 💗
Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with us! St. Patrick Catholic Church is hosting its 35th annual Springfest. Vendors exhibiting on the grounds, Trash & Treasure and children's games in the gym, great food in our Springfest Diner, Bingo (beginning ~ 12:30), auction, and a grand prize drawing for $2,000 at 3:00! The fun begins at 11:00. Join us! Learn more at www.SaintPatrickCC.com/Springfest.
Join us at Camp Expo on Sat., Feb. 23, 2019. Great info for fun things to do this summer, great giveaways and much more! Free admission (admission to McWane Science Center is separate).
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So I claimed my tickets and havent gotten a response. Please let me know if I should do something else to claim them as I am so excited to take my daughter and neice :) Thank you!