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Photo courtesy of Samil Baker.

On Friday, Sept. 13, the Birmingham Zoo hosted its largest annual fundraising event, ZooGala 2019: South American Sizzle ’n Samba, raising over $480,000 to benefit the Zoo's animal care and education programs. Read more


From Sept. 28 to Oct. 5, Gerald and Gina Karcher will participate in the Pablove Across America charity bike ride with 48 other cyclists who will navigate a course from Lake Tahoe to Los Angeles. Read more



Photo courtesy of The Lollar Group.

Now, in its 14th year, the Junior League of Birmingham’s Shop Save & Share fundraiser raises money for the League’s more than 30 community service projects. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Community Grief Support.

The third annual Magic City Mac N’ Cheese Festival will return to Brookwood Village with local teams’ inventive takes on the classic dish. Read more



Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Zoo.

The Birmingham Zoo will host its 10th annual ZooGala fundraiser this month. The event, themed South American Sizzle ‘n Samba, will be held Friday, Sept. 13, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the new Hugh Kaul Plaza. Read more



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Held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, this was the eighth year for the event. Read more


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Photo by Mike Strawn.

College football fans can wear their favorite team colors and welcome the new season in style at Boiling N’ Bragging — an annual kick-off party, low country boil and fundraiser for Children’s of Alabama — at Otey’s Tavern in Crestline Village. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Alabama Wildlife Center.

The Alabama Wildlife Center will present the eighth annual Chips & Chirps fundraiser event on Saturday, August 10 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens from 7 to 10 p.m. Read more


The Shelby Humane organization is holding its 10th annual Bark and Wine fundraiser at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook on Saturday, July 20. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School.

On April 26, Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School hosted its sixth annual Rey of Hope Gala at The Club. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Birmingham Museum of Art

On May 4, co-chairs Lindsey and John Lacey and Courtney and Bryson Stephens welcomed over 450 guests to the 63rd Annual Museum Ball: POP in the City. Read more


Highlands School (Highlands) announced it successfully completed its 60th anniversary capital campaign — raising more than $5 million. Read more

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Photos courtesy of Amy Kerper

Two years ago, the Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) announced plans to celebrate and commemorate the JLB’s 100th Anniversary. Read more


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This time last year, students and staff at Mountain Brook High School had shifted away from their annual Relay for Life fundraiser and pursue a new course of action: Raise Mountain Brook, or Raise MB. Read more


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Courtesy of Heather Lebensburger

The fundraiser for Children's of Alabama will run from Feb. 1 through Feb. 28. Read more


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After the one week of fundraising with local restaurants in October, Leah Harrigan and her team presented a check more than $17,000 to the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Read more



Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Many officers with the Mountain Brook Police Department may look a little more scraggly than normal this month, as the department waives its clean-shaven requirement in honor of No Shave November. Read more



Courtesy of Leah Harrigan.

La Paz, Mountain Brook Creamery, Mafiaoza's, Newk's Eatery, Taco Mama and Otey's will be participating starting Oct. 9. Read more



Photo courtesy of United Methodist Children’s Home.

April 22’s Steeple to Steeple supports United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH), a nonprofit that provides homes, healing and hope to Alabama’s neglected and abused youth. Read more



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Many of the plants featured in the sale are raised at the gardens by volunteers who will be present to offer planting advice as well. Plants this year include herbs, perennials, roses, daylilies, trees, climbers, shrubs and bonsai. Read more


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