7 THINGS TO KNOW FOR THE WEEK

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July 20 Go wild
It’s baby bird season, and you can observe the care of native wild bird patients in the Alabama Wildlife Center, which provides medical and rehabilitative care for injured and orphaned wildlife and returns them to the wild. Oak Mountain State Park, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free with park admission.

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July 21 Enter the Amazing Race
Grab a friend and register now for UAB FitWell’s Amazing Race. Compete your way through a list of challenges and tasks to see if you can conquer them before the competition. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. Fee is only $15 per team. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more info.


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July 22  Share a cup of kindness
Volunteer any Tuesday in July at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet in the Campus Rec Center Lobby at 10:30 a.m. to carpool to the site. 

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July 23 Play in the dirt
Kindle the imagination of the little ones in your life by creating fairy gardens, worm habitats and other play-inspiring features. Bring your lunch to the free Playful Gardening event at Birmingham Botanical Gardens at 11:30 a.m.


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July 24 Try different strokes
Explore body awareness in this free class that combines yoga and art. No experience is necessary, but you should bring a yoga mat. Download a flyer. This program is free and open to all UAB, UAB Medicine and VIVA employees and their immediate household members. Register at www.uab.edu/learningsystem. Class will be held 5-6:30 p.m. July 23 and 24.

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July 25 Make a big splash
Get outside and enjoy the summer weather with UAB Outdoor Pursuits July 25-27 as we go rafting the Chattooga River. This wild and scenic river flows through the beautiful wilderness on the border between Georgia and South Carolina and offers Class II-III whitewater, with a big finale at Bull Sluice Rapid. Stop by the Outdoor Pursuits office and sign up before our pre-trip meeting July 22.

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July 26 Strike a blow for benevolence

Compete in UAB Benevolent Fund’s Bowling Tournament 1-4 p.m. at Vestavia Bowl and help raise money to support initiatives in our community. The cost to participate is $20 per team member for a four-member team. The team captain must be a UAB employee; team members do not have to be UAB employees but they must be age 21 or older. To enter, contact Trish Thurman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Events

  • UAB to hold surplus auction
    A public auction will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 18 to dispose of surplus used equipment in the University Stores Warehouse, 3313 First Ave. North.
    • Event Date August 18
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