Vulcan Park & Museum Lights Up the Holidays!

December 11, 2018

Looking for a great way to celebrate the Christmas season with the family? Visit Vulcan Park and Museum for the Magic of Lights: Vulcan’s Holiday Light Experience, December 12-23 from 5 -9 p.m. At the top of each hour, beginning at 5 p.m., guests will enjoy a 15-minute lively array of dancing lights projected on …

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New Local Opportunity for Climbing & Adventure

November 25, 2018

Are We There Yet? Looking for a great way to be active and spend time with the kids? Check out the new, “Hoover Climbing & Adventure” at The Hoover Metropolitan Complex. The adventure center boasts 12 unique climbing elements including a “leap of faith,” skyscraper walk, Rocktopia volcano, and multiple race obstacles and is available …

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Small Town America at its Best: 19th Annual Chelsea Christmas Parade

November 25, 2018

Are We There Yet? Nothing will get you more into the Christmas spirit than the 19thAnnual Chelsea Christmas Parade on Saturday December 15, 2018. “It is a tremendous family event,” explains Chelsea Mayor Tony Picklesimer. “It’s a symbol of small town America that is unfortunately going away in many parts of the country but remains …

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Girl Scouts STEM Fest

November 25, 2018

Photo Fun More than 200 Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama recently attended STEM Fest at Camp Coleman in Trussville.  Girls experienced hands-on learning about STEM through interactive exhibits provided by organizations around the state.  

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CASA Alabama Receives Tuohy Support 

November 25, 2018

Photo Fun Leigh Anne Tuohy, whose life was portrayed by Sandra Bullock in the movie Blind Side, visited Birmingham to support Alabama CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). She shared with the audience, “CASA changes lives. It is a difference maker for children like my son,” referring to adopted son Michael Oher. Learn more at

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Protect Your Kids Against Addiction: STEPS Proactive Parenting

November 25, 2018

Parenting Points Brought to you by: White Plume Technologies Proactive parenting can be learned. Over the last few months in Birmingham Christian Family magazine, STEPS Proactive Parenting has outlined: Why teenagers choose to use drugs and alcohol. 10 mistakes parents make and how not to. Ways that parents can help their kids.   Protect …

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Tim Tebow in Birmingham for FCA Rally of Hope

November 18, 2018

Youth News Brought to you by: Community Partner Aho Architects, LLC,  On Thursday, November 15, the Hoover Met filled with athletes, students, and coaches together to hear a message of hope from former NFL quarterback, professional baseball player and SEC announcer Tim Tebow. This crowd came from all over Alabama and even as far …

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“Lego Mania”

October 31, 2018

Photo Fun Vestavia’s Trail Life Troop AL-0254 hosted a Lego Derby at Briarwood and played Laser Tag at UltraBlast Laser Combat Center in September. Trail Life is a Christ-centered character, leadership, and adventure program for boys aged 5-18. Learn more at!

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The Best Time to Get Help Is Now: STEPS Proactive Parenting

October 25, 2018

Parenting Points Brought to you by: White Plume Technologies,  If your son or daughter is experimenting with alcohol or drugs, it’s time for you to do something about it. Now! With teenage substance abuse, where there’s smoke, there’s often fire.    Almost all the emphasis on addiction treatment has traditionally been on recovery. In …

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Aim to Feed 10,000

October 23, 2018

Youth News Trail Life Troop AL-0254 in Vestavia Hills will gather November 3, 2018 to pack, seal, and box 10,000 nutritious and easy-to-prepare meals they will distribute to the hungry, locally and in Haiti. It is part of a fundraiser meant to help the troop of kindergarten through fifth graders and those who need it …