If you stumble across this post this afternoon, live in the metro Birmingham region and want to help support one of our greatest assets, please consider stopping by Ruffner Mountain tomorrow afternoon beginning at 3 p.m. We will be holding an organizational meeting for the Friends of Ruffner Mountain, which I mentioned sometime last week, wherever this link takes you 🙂
This is an interest meeting and the idea is to identify those that may want to volunteer at the Nature Center in various ways, including fund raising. I hope some of you will make the pilgrimage out there tomorrow, even with the raindrops falling on your heads.
I also have one more link to an existing young professional organization to post. For those that want to learn more about this initiative, please click here; it should answer most of your questions.
Thanks to our friends over at Wade on Birmingham for that lead.
Finally, I would be remiss not to mention the fact that this is one of the busiest weekends in the Caribbean. Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago reaches its climax over the next few days. Being raised by Trinidadians, it was my belief that my year basically began and ended with the festival. In some respects, it still does. It’s a great chance to remember what you’re grateful for as well as an opportunity to determine what you need to do to better yourself in the coming months. Of course, the most important thing is to point out all of the cool things going on right now. So, over the weekend the sounds of jazz, pop and hip hop on my computer are replaced with the sounds of calypso and soca. And I’d like to offer a couple of links to get everyone in the mood.
And in case you wondered just how seriously Trinis take Carnival, click here to see the importance of the upcoming World Cup soccer warm-up match taking place on Tuesday, courtesy of the Trinidad and Tobago Express.
Enjoy your Friday evening. Cheers!