December 2023 Around Town e-Nesletter

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CITY OFFICES CITY HALL - 151 MARTIN STREET City Hall is open to the public during regular

business

hours,

Monday

through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The

Police

Department

lobby

entrance on the east side of City Hall

The City of Birmingham wishes you and

on Pierce Street continues to operate

your family a very happy holiday season!

as the point of contact for all off-hour requests. MEETINGS City Commission boards

meet

and

in-person,

other

city

and

most

have a virtual option available to the

SUBMIT CONCERNS WITH GOVALERT

Submit non-emergency concerns directly to the City

public. For meetings that occur after

of

hours, visitors can access City Hall

Simply download the free app and follow the user-

through the Police Department lobby

friendly prompts. Follow this link for a short video

entrance on Pierce Street. Learn how

with step-by-step instructions. Don't want to use the

to participate in virtual meetings at

app?

www.bhamgov.org/participate.

bhamgov.org/citizenrequests.

You

Birmingham

That's

using

OK!

the

GovAlert

Submit

your

Mobile

request

app.

at

may also watch many city meetings on your local cable access channel and by web streaming on the city's Vimeo channel.

HOLIDAY CLOSURES & REFUSE COLLECTION DELAY In observance of Christmas, city offices will be closed on

CONTACT US Visit www.bhamgov.org/contacts

Friday, December 22 and Monday, December 25. In to

observance of New Year’s Day, city offices will be closed on

view a list of department contact

Friday, December 29 and Monday, January 1. As always, the

numbers for services needed.

police and fire departments will remain on duty to ensure the community’s safety. Refuse collection will be delayed one day during the weeks of December 25 and January 1. Please bring all containers to the curb by 7 a.m. the morning after your normal pickup day.

CITY MANAGER REPORT Looking for the inside scoop at City Hall? Download the City Manager's Report prepared for the City Commission each month. Birmingham City Manager Jana Ecker provides the latest updates from city departments and a sneak peek at upcoming events, staffing changes, developments and more.


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CITY COMMISSION UPDATES CONGRATS AND FAREWELL Congratulations to Birmingham’s newly elected and reelected officials who were sworn in at the November 13, 2023 City Commission meeting, including Birmingham’s new City Commissioner Anthony Long and recently reelected Commissioners Therese Longe, Clinton Baller and Brad Host. Thank you, outgoing City Commissioner Pierre Boutros! We appreciate your years of service to the City of Birmingham and community. Congratulations also to new Mayor Elaine McLain and Mayor Pro Tem Katie Schafer, who were selected by their fellow commissioners. Thank you to outgoing Mayor Longe for your commitment to serving Birmingham!

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JOIN US FOR A CITY COMMISSION WORKSHOP PARKING UPDATES MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2023, 6:15 P.M. Learn about the parking operation transition, garage repairs, EV charging stations and more at the City Commission workshop on Monday, December 4, 2023 at 6:15 p.m., immediately before the regularly scheduled City Commission meeting. Residents are encouraged to attend workshops to gain a better understanding of topics and projects considered by the City Commission. The Mayor will call for public comment at the end of each workshop to ensure the City Commission has as much time as possible throughout the workshop to learn, explore, discuss and hear community input as well. Workshop agendas are available each Thursday preceding the meetings on the City's website.

MEET THE STAFF ANN TAPPAN, COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST Meet Communications Specialist Ann Tappan. Ann is a longtime Birmingham resident. She worked in the City Clerk’s office for over three years, and became the Communications Specialist earlier this year. Prior to her work with the city, she worked for more than 30 years in Public Relations, marketing and communications. She is excited to help residents learn about important things happening in the city, as well as expressing resident viewpoints and needs to city departments. Follow this link to learn more about Ann.


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SHARE FEEDBACK TO HELP IMPROVE HEALTH & WELLNESS OF OLDER ADULTS AGING IN PLACE SURVEY The City’s Ad Hoc Aging in Place Committee completed an Aging in Place Community Survey for residents of all ages. The survey is available in print form as well as online at engage.bhamgov.org/aginginplace. In an effort to reach as many residents as possible, the City will mail a print copy of the Community Survey in every resident’s water bill. Respondents may complete the survey in print form and mail it back to the City or drop it off at City Hall, the Baldwin Public Library, The Birmingham Museum or Next.

Printed

copies

of

the

Community

Survey are also available at all of these locations.

JOIN US ON DEC. 13 AND SHARE FEEDBACK ON AGING IN PLACE On Wednesday, December 13, 2023, the Ad Hoc Aging in Place Committee will hold their regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Baldwin Public Library to receive public input from residents as it relates to aging in place. The committee welcomes anyone who wishes to have input into developing a citywide Aging in Place Action Plan to attend and be heard.

SENIOR SERVICES Did you know seniors enjoy a variety of services all throughout the Birmingham community? From special events and activities to exclusive discounts and assistance, seniors have many special opportunities in Birmingham. Learn more at www.bhamgov.org/seniorservices.


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BIRMINGHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT COLLECTING TOYS FOR TOTS The Birmingham Fire Department is collecting new, unwrapped toys for its annual Toys for Tots Foundation toy drive. The mission of the Foundation is to assist the U.S. Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children during the holidays. The Birmingham Fire Department and its firefighters have partnered with Toy for Tots in this effort for almost 25 years and this annual holiday toy drive has become a long-standing tradition at the firehouse. The Birmingham Fire Department will be accepting donations at both Station 1 and Station 2, as well as City Hall and the Birmingham Public Library. Station 1 is located at 572 S. Adams, between Hazel St. and Bowers St. Station 2 is located at 1600 W. Maple, between Fairfax St. and Chesterfield St., the Baldwin Public Library is located at 300 West Merrill St. and Birmingham City Hall is located at 151 Martin St. The last day of the drive is December 21, 2023. Feel free to contact Fire Station 1 if you have any questions at (248) 530-1906.


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POLICE LAUNCH NEW CRIME MAPPING SYSTEM BHAMGOV.ORG/CRIME

The Birmingham Police Department (BPD) recently launched an online crime mapping tool that allows citizens to review incidents happening in the city. The new system, available at bhamgov.org/crime, is updated weekly and displays information including the date and time, general location, type of crime and a brief description of incidents to which BPD responded. The new crime map was developed by the City of Birmingham’s IT & Media Specialist, Jamil Kim, and will be maintained by the Police Department and communications team. Incidents are displayed with map icons to help residents visualize where incidents have taken place, and are also available in list view. “We want this information readily available to ensure residents and the media have accurate, timely information about incidents in Birmingham,” said Birmingham Police Chief Scott Grewe. “Rather than directing the community to an outside service, we now have the map housed within our own website for ease of use and one convenient location for all police information.” View the new crime map and information about the Birmingham Police Department at www.bhamgov.org/crime.


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UPDATE ON THERAPY K-9 MAPLE Maple is growing into her role as the new Therapy K-9 for the Birmingham Police Department. She is now 68 pounds (wow!) and loves to spread joy throughout the Police Department, City Hall, and around the City. Maple completed training for basic commands and on and off-leash walking. She continues to practice and is progressing nicely. Maple has attended several events, such as the Oakland County Recovery Month Celebration, New Hope Center for Grief Support Super Hero Day, Teen Study Night at the Baldwin Public Library, and most recently, the Santa Walk. Maple enjoys walking downtown and stopping into businesses to meet new people. If you see Maple out and about, please come say hello.

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HELP A FAMILY IN NEED WITH “MINI MAPLE” STUFFED ANIMAL The Birmingham Police Benevolent Association is adopting a family this holiday season! They will be selling "Mini Maple" plush toys for $20 (cash or check). Proceeds from the sale will be going to a local family in need. Stop by the Police Department to purchase one today! If you have any questions, please email birminghambenevolent@gmail.com.


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BIRMINGHAM GREEN

BY NICHOLAS J. DUPUIS, PLANNING DIRECTOR It is that time of year again, already? Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, and as sure as the day is long, someone will be getting the newest cell phone, television, tablet, or other electronic device this season. As you tear open that paper and fill with joy, I would ask that you also consider the responsibility of disposing the old device(s) that are no longer needed. First and foremost – the trash is not the place for discarded electronic items. Although electronics make up a small percentage of total solid waste on an annual basis, the value of reusing, refurbishing, or recycling these items comes from sourcing their material components. Manufacturers can reuse materials such as iron, gold,

aluminum,

palladium,

platinum,

lithium,

copper, and plastics instead of re-extracting them from the earth. Residents of the City of Birmingham have access to drop off electronics recycling through SOCRRA. Unsure if your electronic item is recyclable? Ask the Waste Wizard for help!

Photo Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency

BRINE INSTEAD OF ROCK SALT TO PROTECT WATER QUALITY Salt keeps our communities safe by reducing both the number of vehicle accidents as well as slip and fall accidents. Unfortunately, salt doesn’t just disappear when all the snow melts; it is washed into our lakes, rivers, and streams and has an almost immediate effect on water quality. As a homeowner, consider reducing salt use by applying brine, not rock salt, before a snow storm and shoveling frequently to keep snow from accumulating. This is the best way to save your back, your knees and the Rouge River! Brine, a mixture of salt and water, has become a great alternative to traditional rock salt. The transition to using brine for a homeowner has minimal costs. The brine can be pre-mixed in large quantities and stored in your basement or garage. By spraying brine, you have more control over your application, so you don’t apply over the same area twice and it won’t bounce off the driveway the way rock salt can. Brine starts working much faster than rock salt due to the increased contact area with the snow. The best method is to apply the brine before a snow storm begins. The City of Birmingham uses brine on roads when the temperature allows.


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NEWS FROM THE MUSEUM BIRMINGHAM’S PARKS HISTORY REFLECTS COMMUNITY’S VISION The City of Birmingham’s Parks Master Plan process is winding down, but the Birmingham Museum would like to call attention to some extra special history about some of these important green spaces in our community. Our various parks came about through different paths. For instance, some were donation properties to the city:

Martha Baldwin Park — the first municipal park, donated by Martha in the early 1900s to the Village of Birmingham with the requirement that there would be a public board to oversee it Booth Park — donated in 1943 by Cranbrook’s George Booth, who had purchased the site of the nolonger-used Detroit United Rail station and decided to donate the land to the city as a park Some were part of specific development plans for Birmingham: Shain Park—acquired as part of a large-scale downtown civic center plan in the late 1920s for a municipal center with library, City Hall, and ‘village green’-type central park area Poppleton Park—the former large farm belonging to the Poppleton family was subdivided in the early 1900s and developed into a prominent subdivision with a large park space reserved Springdale Golf Course— acquired and designed in 1929 as a public golf and recreation site John West Hunter Park— acquired through public bond issue to develop the site as a historic park and preserve the Allen House as a public resource. Birmingham’s 1920s era downtown civic center plan space for a village green type central park area, which became Shain Park

Shain Park in 1930

Others were transformed from obsolete property uses to become recreational and public gems: Linden Park along the Rouge was the former site of a disused and trash-ridden area in the late 1890s that was acquired by the village, which used it as a municipal water well for a time before transforming it into the natural riverside park it is today Quarton Lake Park was the former site of a flour/grist mill with a dam and mill race, known as Mill Pond continued on next page


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BIRMINGHAM’S PARKS HISTORY, CONTINUED

Shain Park in 1930

Adams Park was initially a playground area for the Adams School, built in 1926, and recently acquired in a joint venture with Roeper Upper School to create a neighborhood park shared by the school Barnum Park was also the site of the 1920s Barnum elementary school that was eventually acquired by the city, which demolished the building but kept the graceful entry arch of the former school. So, the next time you visit one of our beautiful parks, you can thank the individuals, the City and the community as a whole for their foresight and vision in creating our wonderful park system. Have a question about Birmingham history? Contact the Birmingham Museum at 248-5301928 or visit us at www.bhamgov.org/museum.

Barnum Park

ATTEND DEC. 18 HEARING RE: DRAFT PARKS & REC MASTER PLAN A public hearing regarding the draft 2024-2028 Parks and Recreation Master Plan will be held on Monday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. during the City Commission meeting. The community is encouraged to attend and share comments regarding the plan, which will serve as a guide for the acquisition and development of community recreation facilities and programs over the next five years. The draft plan is available for review online and in person at the following locations during regular business hours: Birmingham City Hall, 151 Martin Street Department of Public Services (DPS), 851 S. Eton St. Birmingham Ice Arena, 2300 East Lincoln Street Baldwin Public Library, 300 West Merrill Street Birmingham Ice Arena, 2300 East Lincoln Street Baldwin Public Library, 300 West Merrill Street


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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICES UPDATES CURBED LEAF COLLECTION EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 8 Residents on curbed streets now have an extra week to rake leaves into the street! Since the trees held on to their leaves a bit later this fall, the Department of Public Services has extended curbed street leaf collection through December 8 in both zones. All residents may continue to place leaves in approved containers by 7 a.m. on your trash day through Friday, December 15, when yard waste collection ends for the season. Approved containers include: Brown paper yard waste bags, 30 gallon size, found at most hardware stores. Rigid 35 gallon containers that contain Birmingham's yard waste decal. Decals can be obtained at the Department of Public Services, 851 S. Eton Road or the Clerk's office, located at City Hall, 151 Martin Street. For more information, please visit www.bhamgov.org/leaves.

BIRMINGHAM ACQUIRES FIRST EV The City of Birmingham is excited to announce the purchase of our first electric vehicle. Parking Manager Aaron Ford oversees the City’s parking decks, and he is the proud operator of the new Ford Lightning – a green initiative with lower emissions! You will see it in and out of Birmingham parking lots and decks as Aaron works to make the parking experience smooth and user-friendly.


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STORM WATER APPEALS BOARD SEEKS MEMBERS If you’re a licensed professional engineer or someone knowledgeable about water and sewer systems, Birmingham’s Storm Water Appeals Board needs you! The board, which hears appeals from residents and property owners disputing a storm water utility fee or bill, needs three regular members, two of which must be professional engineers, and two alternate members, one of which must be a professional engineer. It meets infrequently, only as needed when there is an appeal. Members do not have to live in Birmingham. For more information, contact Melissa Coatta at mcoatta@bhamgov.org. Many other City of Birmingham boards and committees have vacant positions or members with terms expiring soon. For more information, please visit www.bhamgov.org/boardopportunities.

UNDERSTANDING THE SNOW ORDINANACE Take measures to ensure you don't find yourself in violation of the ordinance regarding snow removal and snow parking bans. Here are the two most important requirements: 1) You are required to clear snow and ice on sidewalks that abut your property. If the snow stops falling during the day, your sidewalks must be cleared by no more than 12 hours later. If the snow stops falling during the night, all sidewalks must be cleared by 6 p.m. the following day. Sidewalks that are not cleared of snow and ice will be shoveled by the city and the property owner will be fined. 2) When a Snow Emergency is declared, residents must remove their cars from city streets so the snow plows can get through. Cars in violation of this ordinance will be ticketed. View

more

information

about

snow

removal

at

www.bhamgov.org/snowremoval. Remember, snow removal equipment is large, loud, and difficult to stop. Pedestrians and vehicles should allow a wide safety area around plows and deicing equipment during winter operations. Avoid darting out in front of snow and ice removal equipment, and make eye contact with the driver before crossing in front of them. Walking or driving too closely in front or behind such equipment can create unsafe conditions. Remember, stay back and stay safe!


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NEWS FROM THE ICE SPORTS ARENA LEARN TO SKATE ENROLLMENT BEGINS DECEMBER 18 Get in the holiday spirit and come skate with us this winter! Enroll in our Learn to Skate program consisting of offerings for children and adults every day of the week at various times of the day. Session 3 online enrollment begins at 8 a.m. on Monday, December 18, with classes starting the week of Monday, January 15. Please visit https:/ /play.bhamgov.org/ to enroll in classes.

HOLIDAY OPEN SKATE SCHEDULE Enjoy open skate this month! The ice arena is closed Christmas Day, but offers many open skate sessions from December 24 through 31. See the holiday open skate schedule at bhamgov.org/holidayskate.

PARTIES AT BIRMINGHAM ICE ARENA Book our studio ice arena for your holiday party or special occasion! Our party package costs $300 for residents and $350 for non-residents. The party package includes one hour of studio ice time, one hour in the studio party room, skate rental and skate personnel. Parties are held Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings starting at 5:30 p.m. Learn more at www.bhamgov.org/icearena or email cfolk@bhamgov.org.

ICE SHOW APPLICATIONS DUE DEC. 12 Register now to participate in the annual City of Birmingham Ice Show on Saturday, May 18, 2024! Applications and payment are due on or before December 12, 2023. Learn more and download an application at bhamgov.org/icearena.

The Ice Sports Arena is located at 2300 East Lincoln. For questions about programs, contact Connie Folk at (248) 530-1642 or cfolk@bhamgov.org.


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DECEMBER NEWS FROM THE BALDWIN PUBLIC LIBRARY There’s lots of fun to be had at the Library this month! Enjoy a behind the scenes tour, books and blankets storytime, learn more about 3D printers & filament, and make DIY bird

feeders,

among

other

great

events.

Find

all

of

these

and

more

at

Baldwinlib.org/calendar. Friends’ Bookshop Grand Opening! Join the Friends of the BPL for a grand opening book sale on December 9-10.

WINTER READING CHALLENGE From December 1 to January 31, pick up a bingo card from the Youth, Teen, or Adult Department, and partake in our Winter Challenge for a chance to win a giveaway! See more at baldwinlib.beanstack.org.

Baldwin Public Library is located at 300 W. Merrill Street in Birmingham. For more information visit www.baldwinlib.org or call (248) 647-1700. The Library is closed December 24-25, 2023 and December 31, 2023 – January 1, 2024.


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JOIN US FOR A BEAUTIFUL CELLO CONCERT Wednesday, December 6 at 6:00 pm Let’s gather to enjoy a truly amazing cello concert with Mauricio Bentanzo! Trained at the Catholic University of Chile with a Residency at Carnegie Mellon, Mauricio has performed all over the world, including the Kennedy Center, Chilean Embassy and as a soloist with the Catholic University of America Orchestra. He also played with the rock cello group Primitivity during its residency at Strathmore. Mauricio will share an exciting variety of music with different dimensions all designed to provide beauty and wonder to us all! Follow this link to register. HOLIDAY POTLUCK LUNCH Tuesday, December 12 at 12:00 noon. Registration required by Tuesday, December 5. It’s back! Please join us for a potluck meal to celebrate the season! Prepare a dish to share. International and holiday favorites are encouraged, but not necessary. To participate, please bring a homemade dish for eight people — appetizer, side dish or main dish. Dessert will be provided. Good food is all the sweeter when shared with good friends! Follow this link to register. HOLIDAY TRADITIONS AROUND THE WORLD Thursday, December 21, 6:00 pm Join international speaker Michelle Feneberg for this festive holiday themed talk. Michelle has lived in five countries and will be our "tour guide" as we take a multicultural trip around the world. We'll roam the dark streets of Bavaria and face the Perchten Monsters frightening away the evil winter spirits. We will continue past Sweden and meet little St. Lucia bringing light into the dark winter and we will end in sunny Brazil as the people present offerings of perfume and flowers to the Water-goddess Lemanja in the hope that their wishes for the New Year are granted. Along the way we will see how Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are celebrated and meet Saint Nicholas. Follow this link to register.

Next proudly serves the growing 50 plus population in our community. Next is located at 2121 Midvale Street in Birmingham. Contact Next at (248) 203-5270, visit www.BirminghamNext.org or like Next on Facebook.


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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS EXCHANGE INTERNET PURCHASES IN POLICE LOT With the holiday season upon us, the Birmingham Police Department reminds residents to use the Internet Purchase Exchange Location for buyers and sellers utilizing websites like Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace. The internet exchange location is in the parking lot on the south side of City Hall at 151 Martin Street. Residents

are

encouraged

to

make

exchanges

during

daytime hours, however the lot is well-lit if meeting after dark is necessary. The lot is under video surveillance at all times. While this area may not work for every online sales transaction

because

of

the

size

of

the

item(s)

being

exchanged, it is open to the general public and encouraged for use when possible. The purpose of the Internet Purchase Exchange Location is to cut down on potential fraud and robberies that can be associated with these types of transactions. The area is intended for completing exchanges; police personnel will not participate or act as official witnesses in the transactions nor are they available for legal advice or pricing disputes between parties involved in transactions occurring at this location. For more information, contact the Birmingham Police Department at 248-530-1870.


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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS BIRMINGHAM TREE LIGHTING & WINTER MARKT FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, HOURS VARY SHAIN PARK Experience the magic of the holidays at the annual Birmingham Winter Markt event featuring displays from local artists and vendors, European cuisine, thousands of holiday lights, ice sculptures, live entertainment and more.

Warming

stations,

visits

with

Santa

(no

appointment needed) and the Kinderhaus children’s activity area are sure to please visitors of all ages! Join us on opening night, Friday, December 1, at 6 p.m., for the annual Birmingham Holiday Tree Lighting featuring Santa, live caroling, Mojo and Shannon from Channel 955’s Mojo in the Morning, and the lighting of the holiday tree adorned with over 40,000 LED lights! Event Hours: Friday, December 1: 4 – 9 p.m. (Tree Lighting at 6 p.m.) Saturday, December 2: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Winter Princesses, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.) Sunday, December 3: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS CARRIAGE RIDES WEEKENDS IN DECEMBER, HOURS VARY SHAIN PARK Hop aboard a horse-drawn carriage for a short tour

of

the

beautifully

illuminated

downtown

streets and Shain Park. Carriage rides are free and first-come, first-served. Visit the Event Calendar for dates and times.

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE GIFT IDEAS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST The 2023 Holiday Gift Guide is available now! In addition to the hottest gift ideas for everyone on your list, find exclusive appetizer and cocktail recipes from our local restaurants, decorating tips and more.

BIRMINGHAM BUCKS KEEP LOCAL DOLLARS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY Birmingham Bucks e-gift cards keep local dollars within the community and can be used at over 70 retailers and restaurants downtown. Perfect for the holidays, teacher and coach gifts, birthdays, employee incentives and more. Simply purchase the e-Gift card online and email, text or print it for use within the Birmingham Shopping District (BSD). For the holiday season, the BSD is covering the processing fee.


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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS FREE TREAT SATURDAYS SELECT SATURDAYS IN DECEMBER NORTHEAST CORNER OF MAPLE AND OLD WOODWARD Visit the tent at the corner of Maple Rd. and Old

Woodward

Avenue

on

the

following

dates: Saturday, December 9: Roasted Chestnuts Saturday,

December

16:

Hot

chocolate

Hot

chocolate

courtesy of Daxton Hotel Saturday,

December

23:

courtesy of Planthropie Giveaways and sweet treats are subject to change and while supplies last.

LATE NIGHT THURSDAYS DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM Thursdays, December 7, 14 and 21 from 5-8 p.m. Visit downtown Birmingham for Late Night Thursdays for extended retail hours, gift card giveaways ($1,000 each night!), free sweet treats and more this holiday season! Hop aboard the free Holiday Trolley for a fun and festive way to get around while you're here. December 7: free cinnamon roasted nuts. December 14: free hot cider and donuts from Bakehouse46 December 21: free, fresh donuts from Little Donut Factory Giveaways and sweet treats are subject to change and while supplies last. As always, parking is convenient and free for the first two hours in all five municipal structures downtown. For more information, visit www.ALLINBirmingham.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to Birmingham Shopping District enews.



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