Filed under: Birmingham, AL, Civic Engagement, civic/service organizations, News Media (as source & subject), outdoor films, Rotaract, Uncategorized, WorkPlay
“… & shake ‘til you feel better, get up offa that thing, and try to release that pressure.” – James Brown
Just got an e-mail outlining Rotaract’s first major fund raising event. “Dress Up, Get Down” will take place on Friday, March 3 at WorkPlay. Click here to view the invitation. Proceeds from this event will help the organization raise money for their “Ready2Read” Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to place reading libraries in 2nd grade classrooms throughout the Birmingham City School district. Tickets are $40 per person; $75 per couple. Check out the invite over here to find out how to get tickets or visit their site. This is a great way to give back and at the same time give yourself a release from the work week.
I have gotten some more responses from my call for information about young professional organizations. Here they are:
I”ll put in a link to an expanded list and more details about the goal of this exercise by Friday evening. Stay tuned.
There’s always something buried in the newspaper that turns out to be an interesting story down the road. I’m a historian by accident guess I also enjoy hearing of things that were once thought to be left in the past returning. This morning’s paper was one of those instances. It appears that Harpersville, AL is preparing to install the metropolitan area’s second drive in theater. It’s not without some opposition. Click here to read more about it from the Birmingham News. I want to think about it some more before I offer my thoughts on it. But it would give a great excuse to go out and explore some more.