🌱 Video Game Truck + Rock School Centennial Celebration

Good morning, neighbors! I’m back with your fresh copy of the Birmingham Daily. Here’s all the community news you need to know right now.

First, today’s weather:

Rather cloudy. High: 89 Low: 72.

Here are the top four stories today in Birmingham:

  1. This summer, the Jefferson County sheriff wants to give young people a positive way to deal with conflict rather than choosing violence. The Sheriff’s Department and the Fire Department have teamed up to put together a video game truck, which they hope will encourage young people to pick up game controllers instead of guns. Every first Friday in June, July, and August, this video game truck will stop in a community in the Birmingham area. (WVTM13 Birmingham)
  2. The Pinson City Council approved a motion Thursday, June 2, to set a $15,000 budget for the upcoming centennial celebration of Pinson’s historic Rock School in August. The celebration will take place on Aug. 13, beginning at 10 a.m., at the Rock School Complex, and will coincide with the regular annual Rock School reunion for former graduates of the school. The centennial celebration will, however, be open to the public. (Trussvilletribune)
  3. A new snakebite program at the University of Alabama – Birmingham (UAB) aims to provide better long-term treatment of venomous bites, as well as gain a better understanding of the effects from a snakebite. According to UAB, only about five people die per year from snakebite in America. But what about the long-term effects that follow? Last year, William Rushton and wound-care expert Dag Shapshak, launched the first-of-its-kind UAB Comprehensive Snakebite Program, including one of the nation’s first dedicated snakebite follow-up clinics, which treats patients in the hospital, provides follow-up, and studies new approaches and protocols in snakebite. (WBRC)
  4. A Birmingham mother and daughter recently graduated from the Birmingham School of Law. But their journey to the finish line was challenging at times and very grim for Edriuna Davis, who was diagnosed with postpartum cardiomyopathy after giving birth to her son. After Edriuna earned a political science degree at Tuskegee, she started working for a Jefferson County judge and was accepted into the Birmingham School of Law, which was where her mother, Daphne, enrolled after her interest in returning to school was sparked by Edriuna’s own college career. Edriuna will be partnering with her fiancé, Bobby L. Davis, at The Law Office Of Bobby L. Davis in Birmingham; Daphne plans to work at the same law firm as an attorney. (WVTM13 Birmingham)

Today in Birmingham:

  • Kaizen R2T Game Begins – University of Alabama at Birmingham (All Day)
  • NCAA Women’s Softball College World Series – University of Alabama at Birmingham (All Day)
  • Outdoor Pool is open – Levite Jewish Community Center (All Day)
  • Coach Kinney Soccer Camp at UAB – University of Alabama at Birmingham (8:30 AM)
  • Pride Trivia – Southside Branch Library (9:00 AM)
  • Pride Trivia – Birmingham Public Library (9:00 AM)
  • Accessibility: Understanding Your Role – Lister Hill Library: University of Alabama at Birmingham (9:30 AM)
  • Dynamic Education Adventure – Titusville Branch Library (10:00 AM)
  • Dynamic Education Adventure – Birmingham Public Library (10:00 AM)
  • Case Studies in Mentoring – University of Alabama at Birmingham (11:00 AM)
  • Tidal T-Shirts – Springville Road Regional Branch Library (11:00 AM)
  • Tidal T-Shirts – Birmingham Public Library (11:00 AM)
  • Center Scholars Forum – Center for Palliative and Supportive Care (12:00 PM)
  • GirlSpring: Empowerment for Teen Girls – Homewood Public Library (1:00 PM)
  • Mt. Laurel Kick-Off Party in the New Activity Room – Mt. Laurel Library (2:00 PM)
  • Virtual Library Yoga with Jackie Tally – Homewood Public Library (2:00 PM)
  • Teen Coffee and Canvas – Homewood Public Library (2:00 PM)
  • Between the Lines – Smithfield Branch Library (2:00 PM)
  • Between the Lines – Birmingham Public Library (2:00 PM)
  • 4 Week Beginners Yoga Series – Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce (4:45 PM)
  • Teen Book Talk & Craft + Donuts – Irondale Public Library (5:30 PM)

From my notebook:

  • June is National Adopt A Cat Month and the Greater Birmingham Humane Society is celebrating by hosting a feline-only adoption event at PetSmart in Hoover on June 11. Come by and meet the cool cats and kittens up for adoption and find your new best friend. Adoption fees are $100 for kittens under 6 months old and $50 for cats over 6 months. (Facebook)
  • Art On The Rocks is back! Don’t miss the biggest art party in Birmingham featuring a concert by Grammy-winning artist Eric Bellinger. Join the Birmingham Museum of Art this year on July 15 for live music, DJs, an interactive mural, and much more as we bring this popular event back to the Magic City! Early bird tickets are $10 off. (Facebook)
  • Be sure not to miss The World Games 2022, which will be coming to Birmingham from July 7 to July 17! This is one of the most comprehensive sporting events ever to take place in the Southeastern United States and the first time they have been held in this country since The Games were founded in 1981. You will be able to see sports competitions among 3,000 of the world’s best athletes. (In Birmingham)

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to head out the door on this Monday! I’ll see you around.

Miranda Fraraccio

About me: Miranda Fraraccio is a born and raised Rhode Islander, now living in New York. She works as a staff writer for content creation agency Lightning Media Partners and is a graduate of The University of Rhode Island, where she earned a degree in Writing & Rhetoric and Communication Studies. In her free time, you can find her traveling, drinking tea, or photographing her neighborhood as a street photographer.

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