Want to Learn how to Work Metal? Check out Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

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Blacksmithing has become somewhat of a lost art. There are far fewer blacksmiths around today than there were a century ago. Fortunately, it's an interesting trade, and one that you'll enjoy learning. By learning the basics of blacksmithing, you help carry on this tradition. Explore the art of metal working at Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing … [Read more...]

Enjoy the Sounds of Straight No Chaser at the Alabama Theatre

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Mark your calendar for November 15th! That's the day Straight No Chaser is coming to Birmingham. This all-male a cappella group will stun you with their amazing voices. There's no need for instrumentation when you have these men on stage. Whether you have seen Straight No Chaser perform in the past, or this will be your first time, you can look … [Read more...]

Thrifty Business: Smart Tips to Help With Thrift Shopping Here in Birmingham

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You don't have to spend a fortune to decorate your Colony Woods Apartment. Visit local thrift stores, where you can find stylish furniture and decor for far less than you'd pay for new items. Here are a few tips to make your thrift shopping experience enjoyable and successful. Stop back at the store often. They are always getting new items, and … [Read more...]

UAB is Gearing Up to Take the Field Against Louisiana Tech Next Month

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Be in the stands as the Bill Clark era of University of Alabama-Birmingham football begins this season. It dawns just 13 miles from our downtown Birmingham apartments, the Colony Woods community. Clark comes to the Blazers from Jacksonville State, where he served as the head coach for just one season. What a season it was, however, as Clark led the … [Read more...]

It’s Almost Time for Birmingham’s Annual Dirt Dash


As more and more people are finding out, sponsored fun runs are a great way to challenge yourself physically, meet people, enjoy friends and family and just have fun. If you are looking for something to do or haven't signed up for one of these runs yet, the annual Birmingham Dirt Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk is coming up Saturday, November 15, and it's something … [Read more...]