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CEI opens urban incubator downtown tonight

The Community Entrepreneurial Institute (CEI) will unveil its newest program, the Urban Business Incubator, with an open house/celebration this evening starting at 5 p.m. at its home in the A.G. Gaston Building in Birmingham’s historic Civil Rights District. The program will, according to CEI’s founder Dr. Karen Starks, “provide entrepreneurs with the resources necessary to start and create a sustainable company.” Urbanham.com has additional information about tonight’s event, including how interested parties can submit an application. Don’t forget about the LinkedIn event listing either…

“an Apple Store for health”


Photo: André Natta/bhamterminal.com

These young ladies were taking part in this morning’s Wii bowling tournament at the open house for The Blue Store in Trussville. It’s been described by some as “an Apple Store for health” and I think you’ll agree with that statement when you get there. There’s even an interactive station for checking blood pressure and weight and the ability to access their Be Healthy website.

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Tour the Lyric this afternoon

Photo: Bob Farley/f8Photo

The historic Lyric andAlabama Theatres will be open for tours this Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. Historian Dan Liles will be on hand to give the history of the Lyric. Organ crew chief Larry Donaldson will be available to answer questions about Alabama Theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ and the Alabama’s technical director, Jeff Kizziah will be up in the projection booth.

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Party at Shift WorkSpace tonight!

shift_work_space_logo1The paint’s dry, the furniture’s assembled and the front door is ready to be open to visitors at Shift WorkSpace this evening. One of Alabama’s first coworking space (and our new offline home) will host a grand opening event tonight (May 28) beginning at 5 p.m. The space and its founder, Drew Jones, has garnered a great deal of press recently, including a follow up brief about tonight’s opening in the BBJ and a story in today’s edition of The Birmingham News (it’s in the business section). There’s still time to RSVP, though at this point, you may just want to come on over and see what the excitement’s about.

First Church’s doors are open

First United Methodist Church in downtown Birmingham’s got a busy week on tap.

First, they’re celebrating as Open House, their new mid-week service of “prayer, meditation and music,” begins this evening at 5 p.m., with the church’s historic entryway on 19th Street North opening at 4:30 p.m. The ability to enjoy some quiet reflection is something that all of us seek at one time or another regardless of religious affiliation.

We’ve also learned that this Sunday U.S. Congressman Artur Davis will be speaking in the church’s dining hall between 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. The man who seconded the Democratic presidential candidate’s nomination been told he can talk about whatever he wishes, though he’s been asked to make comments about the role of communities of faith in urban settings.

10th Anniversary Open House Celebration, Jessie’s Place

Jessie’s Place, The Jimmie Hale Mission’s intermediate shelter for women and children, will be celebrating 10 years of faithful service with an open house celebration. This drop-in event is open to the public and does not cost anything to attend. Click on the link to read more about the important work the shelter is doing in our community.

Cost: Free

Jessie’s Place
2305 5th Avenue North (directions)

First Annual Clover Crawl, downtown Homewood

This event will also serve as the open house for the new Green Resource Center for Alabama. Participating restaurants and merchants in downtown Homewood will provide great specials and discounts on food, drink and “green” products as they and the resource center help metro Birmingham and the state of Alabama “Go Green!”

Click here to view the flier on their website.

Cost: Free

throughout downtown Homewood &
Green Resource Center
2564 18th Street South, Homewood (directions)