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Learn how to Save a Life on Saturday

Red_Cross_LogoThe Birmingham area chapter of American Red Cross will be one of more than 100 participating in the Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life nationwide event this Saturday, March 19.

Attendees will receive free abbreviated training courses on hands-only CPR, the treatment of shock and how to treat wounds (classes normally valued at at least $25). According to the page created for the event, the recent events in Arizona “reminded the nation of the importance of being prepared in the event of an emergency,” particularly in the area of first-aid training.

This will give many their first opportunity to visit the local chapter’s new headquarters (114 22nd Street South).

The classes are being sponsored nationally by Safeway and Walgreens (whom The Birmingham News recently reported will move forward to renovate the former Engine No. 22 fire station on Clairmont Avenue as part of plans to construct a new location for the pharmacy company on the adjacent property).

Leprechaun watch is in effect

We were hoping that our readers would be kind enough to check their local Bennigan’s or Steak & Ale location on their way home. If they were planning to meet up with friends after work, they may want to set up a back up plan as the restaurant chains’ parent company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy earlier today.

While all locations are not supposed to be affected by the change, there’s no real way to check in with the company since both websites have been slammed for the better part of the afternoon. Bennigan’s MySpace profile on the other hand is taking traffic quite well.

So, just let us know… thanks 🙂

You did know it was Free Cone Day, right?

Free Cone Day imageSo you’ve just finished seeing the unveiling of a 9′ tall Blaze the Dragon (if you haven’t, we think we’ll have photos shortly) and you’re feeling like an ice cream cone. Yes, we know it’s in the high 50s but it is springtime…

and since we’ve been on this food kick since yesterday, we figured you needed to be reminded that today is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry‘s locations across the country, including our three area locations.