Tuesday, September 1, 2015

CHEAHA August Newsletter LInk

Click below to go to the August 2015 CHEAHA Newsletter




Birmingham Children's Theater - Money and Reservations DUE SEPTEMBER 3

Birmingham Children's Theater 

All money is due by September 3, 2015

Please send registration to Dawn Fetner at 610 Co Rd 928 Delta Al, 36258
with registration please include:

Name of Family
name of production
# of tickets
email address and phone #

All tickets are $7 except for Seussical it is $9
Any questions please email me at 

THE LITTLE RED HEN Wee Folks Series $7 a ticket
September 17 @ 9:30 am
You may have heard the story before: the Little Red Hen asks for help making her bread but no one will help. That’s not the whole story though, no sirree. There’s much more to it! Come see the true story of Miz Hen, Useless the dog, Priss the Cat and Clyde the up-to-no-good Coyote for this musical about how a little teamwork can go a long way.

THE RELUCTANT DRAGON MainStage Series $7 a ticket
October 1 @10 am
We’ve all heard the classic tale: an evil dragon takes captive a damsel in distress while a brave knight is forced to fight him in a blaze of fire and storm but what if there’s more to it than that? Join us for this whimsical and imaginative tale about rethinking our own expectations and prejudices to learn that things are not always what they seem and, sometimes, dragons are better friends than foes.

SEUSSICAL MainStage Series $9 a ticket
December 10 @10 am
Horton the elephant hears a small sound coming from a tiny speck of dust and discovers a whole world of people called Whos! Horton vows to take care of them because a person’s a person no matter how small. All the animals, however, think Horton is crazy. Can Horton convince them there really is a whole world they can’t see? Join us for this spectacular musical where the stories of Dr. Seuss come alive before your eyes to show you the power of imagination, dedication, and thinks.

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Wee Folks Series $7 a ticket
February 4 @9:30
When Jack trades the family cow for magic beans, his mother is so disappointed. However, the beans grow a stalk so tall that it disappears into the clouds. Jack, a good climber, sets off to explore a strange land in the clouds at the end of the beanstalk. This adaptation is filled with adventure, fun and audience interaction as Jack confronts the giant to bring fortune home to his poor mother.

PINOCCHIO MainStage Series $7 a ticket
April 14 @10 am
Geppetto is a poor, lonely wood carver wanting nothing more than to have a son of his own. Day after day he whittles a new marionette until, one day, his dreams come true and his marionette, Pinocchio, comes to life! Pinocchio is instructed to go to school but gets easily distracted and finds himself in a lot of trouble. Join us for this classic story full of bright colors and acrobatics about what it is to be family and the true meaning of being a real boy.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

August 24, 2015 YearBook Signing Party

August 28, 2015 CHEAHA Teen Night

Birmingham Zoo News

Birmingham ZooNews
Un-BEAR-Ably Fun Adventures Await!
Visit the Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail, Open Now!

The all-new Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail, spanning nearly an acre, is now open at the Birmingham Zoo! This exhibit features two distinct habitats for the Zoo's rescued American black bears, Bety and Sassy. The bears may be seen foraging under the trees, ripping apart logs, or lounging in a stream in the new “wild” habitat.  The “backyard” habitat will demonstrate how humans share the same environment with bears. This new exhibit aims to encourage humans to be stewards for bears and the environment.

Black bear populations are expanding and this exhibit will deepen the understanding of how humans and bears coexist. We invite you to visit to learn more about American black bears and the many other animals at the Zoo. Don’t miss out on this un-bear-ably fun adventure!


Visit the Zoo Tomorrow for
World Elephant Day!

August 12

Visit the Zoo on August 12 for World Elephant Day! The Birmingham Zoo staff is “Going Grey” for World Elephant Day by wearing grey clothing tomorrow, Wednesday, August 12. Join us in raising awareness for the elephant poaching crisis by wearing grey to the Zoo on this special day and signing the petition at www.96elephants.org. The Birmingham Zoo needs your help to raise awareness for the 96 Elephants Campaign– an effort focused on securing a U.S. moratorium on ivory sales, bolstering protection of African elephants and educating the public about the link between ivory consumption and the elephant poaching crisis. Be sure to visit the Birmingham Zoo to see the only all-male herd of African elephants in the United States!
Spend World Lizard Day at the Birmingham Zoo!
Friday, August 14
9am - 12pm

Visit the Birmingham Zoo on Friday, August 14 for World Lizard Day! Enjoy a special meet and greet with zoo keepers and animals in the Reptile Building from 9am-12pm. Don’t miss this exciting and educational event at the Birmingham Zoo!
Support the Zoo with Bowling for Rhinos!
Thursday, August 20
Brunswick Riverview Lanes
7pm - 9pm

All rhinos are under threat and all but one species is on the verge of extinction. Without drastic action, some rhinos could be extinct in the wild within the next 10 to 20 years. Show your support for rhino conservation by joining the Zoo for Bowling for Rhinos at Brunswick Riverview Lanes.

A $20 registration fee includes 2 hours of bowling, free rhino t-shirt, shoes, access to raffle prizes and food (first come, first serve). Personal sponsors are encouraged. The top fundraiser’s name will be entered to win a trip to Africa!

100% of proceeds will go towards rhino conservation through the International Rhino Foundation and the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. To learn more about the event, please click here.

Purchase Your Tickets for ZooGala 2015
September 18

Save the date for the Birmingham Zoo’s biggest annual event, ZooGala 2015, on Friday, September 18! Guests are invited to the VIP Party from 6pm-8pm and the main event from 8pm-11pm. Enjoy dinner and dessert by Kathy G & Company, cocktails, music by Compozitionz, dancing, a silent auction and more. This cocktail attire event is for guests 21 and older. Help us celebrate the Zoo’s 60th Anniversary at this spectacular event you won’t want to miss. Tickets are non-refundable. ZooGala 2015 is a rain or shine event. Complimentary valet parking will be provided. To purchase tickets, please click here.

Red Diamond Coffee Joins Forces with the Birmingham Zoo to Bring You Great Coffee and a Free Zoo Visit

The Birmingham Zoo has partnered with Red Diamond again for an exciting limited-time offer! Purchase the specially marked 34.5 oz. can of Red Diamond ground coffee with the attached Zoo offer to receive your redeemable Zoo ticket code.

Use your code to receive one FREE adult and two FREE child admission tickets to the Zoo! This is a huge savings of $35! Great coffee and tickets Alabama's Must-See Attraction is an offer that must be shared with everyone. Enjoy!

Volunteer at the Zoo

Do you love working with animals and have a passion for serving others? Sign-up to volunteer at the Birmingham Zoo! The Zoo is seeking adult and teen volunteers. Zoo volunteers come from a wide-range of backgrounds and bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills to the Zoo operations. If you have just a few hours to spare each month, or you're looking for a new avenue in life, there's a home for you at the Birmingham Zoo. To apply or for more information, click here!   

Visit the Zoo and Enjoy Story Time with Books-A-Million
Sunday, August 23

The Birmingham Zoo invites you and your family to enjoy story time hosted by Books-A-Million! This event is free with admission. Guests will enjoy hearing an animal-themed story and creating a themed craft. Story time at the Zoo is a fun, educational experience you won’t want to miss!

Save the date for upcoming Story Time with Books-A-Million events on September 27!

Birmingham Zoo 60th Anniversary Juried Photo Competition

Here at the Birmingham Zoo we think, sleep, and breathe animals, and are excited to be celebrating our 60th Anniversary Year. The Birmingham Zoo 60th Anniversary Photo Competition welcomes photographers of all ages who share our passion, and can capture that special something that transports us into the amazing natural world. We are looking for more than a pretty picture. We want images that take your breath away – just like real animals do – and challenge people’s perceptions of wildlife and our relationship with it.

You may submit any photographs taken any time between January 1, 2015 and October 1, 2015 at the Birmingham Zoo.
For more information, please click here.
For the contest entry form, please click here.

Saving Animals from Extinction at the Birmingham Zoo 

On the 10th Anniversary of Endangered Species Day, the Birmingham Zoo highlighted the growing national importance of working on saving endangered species from extinction. Visitors experienced special keeper chats relating to how they can help with saving animals from extinction (SAFE). The spotlighted animals at the Birmingham Zoo range from vulnerable to critically endangered and are part of a larger, national effort organized by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), of which the Birmingham Zoo is a member. Guests were able to learn about the threats that the Southern white rhino, Sumatran orangutans, Malayan tiger, Egyptian tortoise, gopher tortoise and cassowary are facing in the wild. These animals are in danger of going extinct and never being seen again. Guests also had the opportunity to speak with educators at several different animal exhibits.

As part of AZA SAFE, we encourage you to find out what YOU can do to help prevent these, and many other animals from the threat of extinction. For more information on SAFE, please visit www.aza.org.

This summer, the SAFE logo will be featured on over 17 million multipack packages and 500,000 in-store displays, and distributed at major retailers across the country. By visiting a special microsite featured on each bag, consumers will be able to download a coupon for a free child admission with a paid adult admission to participating AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos. For each purchase, Frito-Lay will make a contribution to support SAFE. The Frito-Lay promotion is currently on shelves in Walmart locations across the country.

Download the TailsUp! App Today!

As a part of the Birmingham Zoo’s conservation efforts, we have shared the American Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) TailsUp! app, available for all Android and Apple devices. This app provides fun and interactive games where children and adults can learn about wild animals, including where to see them and how to help them. By playing TailsUp! and learning about these animals, you can take the first step in helping save animals from extinction.

AZA is a leader in saving species and is your connection to helping animals all over the world. Together, zoos, aquariums, and their visitors are saving the most vulnerable wildlife species from extinction and protecting them for future generations. Please click the appropriate links below to download the TailsUp! app today.*
 *App provided courtesy of the American Association of Zoos & Aquariums.


Help the Birmingham Zoo by Using Amazon Smile

If you are an Amazon shopper please consider registering with “amazonsmile.”  By choosing the Birmingham Zoo as your charity of choice, the Birmingham Zoo will receive 0.5% of your eligible purchases at no additional cost to you. The key is to start on smile.amazon.com!  Pass this on to your friends and fellow shoppers and thank you for supporting the Birmingham Zoo! Click here to start your shopping!

Adopt-An-Animal from the Birmingham Zoo!

The Adopt-An-Animal sponsorship program is a great way to make a difference at the Zoo. As a Zoo Parent, your support and contribution can help enrich the lives of the animals at the Birmingham Zoo. 

For a list of animals included in the Adopt-An-Animal program, or to Adopt-An-Animal today, click here.


The Birmingham Zoo - Alabama's Must-See Attraction 
Mission: Inspiring Passion for the Natural World...
The Birmingham Zoo is an independent, not for profit, 501(c)(3) organization.
Birmingham Zoo, Inc. | 2630 Cahaba Road | Birmingham, AL 35223
Phone: 205.879.0409 | Fax: 205.879.9426

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Alabama Symphony Orchestra

Alabama Symphony Orchestra

Tickets for the Alabama Symphony's 2015-2016 Season

Don't miss the Season Opener September 18th & 19th
with Music Director Carlos Izcaray conducting Strauss!

Plus fabulous concerts such as
Beethoven's Ninth
Christmas with Amy Grant
Doc Severinsen
Boyz II Men
Pictures At An Exhibition
and MANY more!


CALL 205-975-2787


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