It’s been a long time since we’ve focused on the world of the young professional in Birmingham. It feels like a long to me at least, especially in the last month. I could not resist a last ditch plug for tonight’s Bad Dates and Chocolate event being held by YP Birmingham at Twenty Six. Mr. Arik Sokol has built a new MySpace page for the networking group (one that will be updated for the Magic City MySpace page this evening, along with the countless other updates and tweaks I’ve been wanting to do in the last two months that I’ve been too swamped to consider). He’s also anxiously awaiting the chance to play Kickball one more time before the weather gets just plain ridiculous (that’s this Sunday – this time I should finally be able to play).The event this evening is going from 9-11 p.m. and the cost of admission is one (1) old cell phone (hopefully still in usable shape) that will be donated to HOPELINE.
Our friend Michael Mahon has also been quite busy; he’s helped organize a fundraiser to help with the efforts to acquire and create Red Mountain Park (for our first post about the park, click here). This Friday the action will be at the Bottletree Café (complete with its newly opened kitchen offering a rare vegetarian option for diners in Birmingham as well as a 3-8 p.m. Happy Hour). NOTE: Don’t forget to check out the Bottletree’s poster gallery; I was lucky enough to find one of the Man or Astroman? show posters at Kentuck this fall. Three of the region’s favorite local bands will be there to provide entertainment:
Check out the poster by clicking here; I’ll actually post it on Friday. What better way to help become the #1 mid-sized city per capita for green space in the United States.
I’m just hoping that someone takes pictures of the show. We’ll be in Atlanta that evening watching Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers play against the Hawks. I’m at least hoping that some people will be able to take pictures and share. As I said before though, it will be one half of a 101 in 1001 item and there are retro uniforms involved as well as one of my favorite basketball players of ALL TIME (and it’s not Jordan).
Mr. Sokol also provided the following information; help out if you can:
I’m sending this letter out to all of you to ask for your help. If you’re involved in the local filmmaking scene, you have probably heard that David Brower’s daughter, Devin suffered a brain hemorrhage about two weeks ago. Devin seems to be holding her own right now, but it’s going to be a long road for her and her family with lots of re-hab before she recovers completely.
With insurance covering 80% of the medical expenses, the remaining costs are staggering. Michael Fulmer and the folks at Reel People have decided to try to help by establishing a fund in order to collect a little to assist with bills.
I know that this is a difficult time of year to be asking people for money, but please give what you can afford.
Make your check to:
The Devin Brower Fund
Send your check to:
1827 1st Ave N.
Birmingham, AL 35203
Attn: Devin Brower Fund
Or you may also make a deposit at any Amsouth Bank
The Devin Brower Fund
Thank you! Enjoy the evening. And the Thanksgiving pictures (finally) by clicking on the flying Grover.