Public Radio Fund Drive
WBHM, the public radio station and National Public Radio affiliate on the UAB campus, began its fall 2012 membership drive this week. The station, 90.3-FM, depends upon listener support for operating funds. Donors become members. The station will call upon a variety of guests to assist regular on-air talent in soliciting support. WBHM hopes to raise $750,000 during the drive. In addition to the usual pledge drive, WBHM will open the station’s doors on Saturday, October 13 from 8 a.m.-noon, giving listeners the chance to tour the station, meet the staff and record a personal “public radio memory” or “driveway moment” — commemorating the time when an NPR story made you not want to get out of the car. There also will be snacks. You can donate during the drive by calling (800) 444-9246 or clicking the “give now” button at www.wbhm.org.
Fall into the Library
This autumn, Emmet O’Neal Library will host several events for adults. First, the Dead Author’s Graveyard will portray the lives and deaths of various literary figures with a unique Halloween twist. The event is open Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, October 28 from 1-4 p.m. The Library Documentaries After Dark film series continues November 20 at 6:30 p.m., and on December 3, native son and Leaving Tuscaloosa author William Bennet will do a reading and book signing. For more information, visit www.eolib.org or call (205) 445-1118.
Fighting Breast Cancer in October
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA), which has raised more than $3.5 million to support UAB’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, will be hosting several events to raise awareness and funds for the ongoing fight against breast cancer. Events include:
- –Fire departments throughout the state selling T-shirts as part of the Pink Ribbon Project;
- –Ross Bridge hosting Uncorked! On The Green (October 13);
- –October 19, the Angel Squad distributing information about the importance of early detection at participating Jim ’N Nick’s restaurants;
- –The Summit inviting customers to GO PINK by hosting several events including Belk’s Seventh Annual Pink Private Shopping Night on Oct. 14, as well as Restaurant Week October 15-19 where participating restaurants will donate a portion of proceeds to breast cancer research;
- –October 20, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure returning to Linn Park;
- –October 20, the Dixie Divas Riding Club hosting their Fourth Annual Revvin’ 4 Research motorcycle ride;
- –October 29, Gus Mayer Goes Pink/Spring Fashion Show featuring Misha NoNoo.
BCRI hosts exhibition
The art exhibition Servant of the Soul will be presented at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s Vann Gallery from October 6 to December 30, featuring, among other things, multimedia drawings, paintings and installations by Birmingham artist Rob Clifton. A student at UAB and teacher, Clifton is involved with community service projects and helping young artists. This includes an after-school program at Space One Eleven and co-creating Artopia, an annual event aimed at creating a market for young artists in Birmingham. There will be an opening reception for this exhibition at BCRI on November 8. For more information, call BCRI at (205) 328-9696 or visit www.bcri.org.