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Virtual Events in Birmingham
and Across the USA - May 24, 2020

Enjoy discovering new virtual events here each week - some hosted locally and from all across the USA!

UAB Occupational Therapy Students
Work Magic for Children with Disabilities

A free, annual Magic Camp designed for children ages 9-18 with disabilities at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will be held virtually via Zoom this summer.

Make Your Own Mask

Child Care Programs Open
to Support Working Families

Child Care Programs Play Crucial Role in Economic Recovery

Make Your Own Mask

McWane Partners with School in Lunch & Learning Program

Homewood City Schools and McWane Science Center partnered on a new program to combine lunch and science together during the school Covid-19 closure.



May 25 – Happy Memorial Day!

Published: 05/22/20
Memorial Day
Memorial Day, previously known as “Decoration Day,” is actually a federal holiday for honoring and mourning members of the military who have died while serving the country. But with its timing at the end of May and many people’s three-day weekends, it has become a “start of summer” holiday for [Read More]

Getting the Most Out of Virtual Dr. Visits for Your Child

Published: 05/18/20
By: Dr. James M. Lewis
Virtual Dr. Visits
Teleconferencing apps like Zoom promote good communication between families and physicians while preventing exposure to COVID-19. Although direct human contact and the ability to check height, weight, blood pressure and pulse are missing, the strategy does provide the face-to-face interaction necessary to adjust medication or manage learning and behavior problems. [Read More]

Coping with COVID-19 at Home

Published: 05/18/20
By: Courtesy of Children’s of Alabama
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating stress in individuals of all ages. Children can be particularly fearful, as they may not fully comprehend what is happening. Nina Reynolds, Ph.D., provides tips for parents on mitigating anxiety and stress, as well as strategies for managing all the time both parents and children [Read More]

Shelter and Snap!

Published: 05/18/20
By: Lori Chandler Pruitt
Shelter and Snap
While global communities are practicing physical distancing, birds are actively socializing outside our windows, in our trees, birdbaths, and feeders. Depending on where you live, birds of all species are migrating, singing, preening, mating, feeding, flying, and building nests. KingBirder, the first online contest to combine the skills of birding [Read More]

Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank Needs Your Help Now

Published: 05/09/20
By: Contributed by Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank
Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank
Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank could use your support. They have responded without hesitation meeting the basic needs of local families. In the first five weeks of this crisis, Bunles of Hope distributed 100,000 diapers and 200,000 wipes. As the preferred regional partner of the National Diaper Bank Network, they are able [Read More]

Things You Can Do to Ensure Your Children are Safe Online During Quarantine

Published: 05/02/20
By: Dawn Hawkins
Ensure Your Children are Safe Online During Quarantine
COVID-19. SARS-CoV-2. Call it what you want, but the novel coronavirus is all anyone is talking about anymore. The COVID-19 health pandemic has closed schools, canceled most activities and isolated most everyone at home all at once. In the midst of the social distancing, self-isolation, quarantines, and lockdowns, we’re all [Read More]

ASF’s “Play On!” Features Shakespeare Monologue Series

Published: 04/24/20
By: Lori Chandler Pruitt
ASF’s “Play On!” Features Shakespeare Monologue Series
With audiences and artists alike separated from live performing arts by the COVID-19 pandemic, actors who have appeared on stage at Alabama Shakespeare Festival have shared their favorite Shakespeare monologues online. “Your Favorite Actors, Their Favorite Shakespeare” is Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s virtual Shakespeare monologue project where ASF alumni perform their favorite [Read More]

Virtual Events in Birmingham and Across the USA

Published: 04/18/20
Storyline Online
Online Storytime Storyline Online The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Daytime Emmy®-nominated and award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online®, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by [Read More]