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    Southeastern Outings Dayhike along Buck Creek in Helena, AL

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 1, 2016

    Come explore the wilder side of Helena.  Hike with SEO on a lovely creekside trail in Helena in Shelby County.  Total hiking distance is less than four miles.  Hike rated moderately easy.  We will be walking briefly off trail and walking up some hills when the trail routes us away from the creek.  Well-behaved, properly supervised children age seven and up welcome. 

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    Southeastern Outings Cahaba Lily Walk, Hargrove Shoals along the Cahaba River in Bibb County

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 14, 2016

    Please come with us to see the largest display of blooming Cahaba lilies in the world, acres and acres of them spread out over the water in the river.  These lilies are a sight to...more

    SEO Dayhike on the Dunnavant Valley Greenway Walking Trail (DVGWT)

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 15, 2016

    The trail winds along a bubbling stream, Yellow Leaf Creek, overhung with majestic American beech, oak, and hickory. The stream rapidly expands to 15-feet wide before the end of the trail. ...more

    XTERRA Oak Mountain & XTERRA Sprint

    Presented by XTERRA at Oak Mountain State Park , Pelham

    May 21, 2016

    The 11th edition of the XTERRA in Shelby County, Alabama will be held May 21 at Oak Mountain State Park. The race will serve as a qualifier for the 2016 XTERRA World Championship, a gold...more

    Book It! 5K

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Veterans Park - Hoover, Hoover

    May 21, 2016

    Register now for the first ever Friends of the Hoover Library 5K race! http://www.hooverlibrary.org/bookit

    The Friends of the Hoover Public Library are enthusiastic library partners and...more

    Southeastern Outings dayhike at Alabama Nature Center near Millbrook, Alabama

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

    May 21, 2016

    The former Lanark Estate in Millbrook, Alabama, was conveyed to provide for long-term stewardship of the property and development of an outdoor education facility that is now known as the Alabama...more

    XTERRA Oak Mountain Trail Runs – 5/10/20KM

    Presented by XTERRA at Oak Mountain State Park , Pelham

    May 22, 2016

    The XTERRA Oak Mountain Trail Runs truly has something for everyone. Long-distance runners can choose to race on a half-marathon (20K) course. Others can opt to participate in the 10K and 5K...more

    Great Southern Gun & Knife Show

    Presented by Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows, LLC at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Exhibition Halls, Birmingham

    May 21 - May 22, 2016

    Ernie and Helen Bean of Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows, LLC have been in business 30 years producing high-quality shows that are consistently well attended by the public. Our hallmark of...more

    Southeastern Outings dayhike on the Montevallo Parks Trail in Montevallo, Alabama

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 22, 2016

    Enjoy an easy 4-mile hike on a trail in Montevallo.  The main trail is two miles one way and goes through parks, by two picturesque, flowing streams, and around a beautiful University-owned...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at the Hargis YMCA Camp near Chelsea

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and YMCA of Greater Birmingham-The Downtown Branch

    May 25, 2016

    Enjoy an easy 4-mile hike on trails in Shelby County at the beautiful Hargis YMCA Camp and Retreat, off Highway 280 near Chelsea. This walk will be Southeastern Outings’ second hike in the...more

    Race into Reading--Summer Reading Kick-Off and Foundation Fun Run

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 26, 2016

    Get ready for summer with us!  Put on your running shoes and participate in a one-mile fun run benefiting the Homewood Library Foundation.  Enjoy the bouncy house and a fun Zumbatonic...more

    The Color Run

    at Uptown Entertainment District, Birmingham

    May 28, 2016

    The Color Run, the world’s first COLOR 5k™ event, was founded in March 2011 as an event to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the...more

    Auto Racing at Sayre Speedway

    Presented by Sayre Speedway at Sayre Speedway, Dora

    April 2 - May 28, 2016

    Open Wheel Modified, Sportsman, Mini Modified, Street Stock, Buzz and Renegade classes.

    Come join in on the fun for the 2016 racing season!


    Southeastern Outings Canoe and Kayak Trip on Big Wills Creek near Gadsden, Alabama

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 28, 2016

    This will be Southeastern Outings’ second canoe and kayak trip on Big Wills Creek. This stretch, which a few of our members have paddled previously, is fairly easy and without classified...more

    Antique Motorcycle Club of America Lucas Oil Vintage Motorcycle Classic

    Presented by Antique Motorcycle Club of America at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds

    May 27 - May 29, 2016

    AMCA is hosting a new AMCA National Event at the legendary Barber Motorsports Park.

    Event Highlights:

    * 850 acres of rolling parkland.
    * Fan Zone for non-parts vending and...more

    American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day 2016

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    June 4, 2016

    American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day will bring together outdoor enthusiasts across the country on Saturday, June 7, 2014, for the 24th annual celebration of America's magnificent...more

    Howard Hill Archery Southern Traditional Archery Classic

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    June 3 - June 5, 2016

    Traditional Archery Tournament.

    Howard Hill completely dominated the sport of Archery. Not only is Howard the only man to be inducted into the hall of fame strictly for his ability...more

    Anytown Alabama

    Presented by YWCA Social Justice Department at YWCA Birmingham, Birmingham

    June 5 - June 11, 2016

    Anytown Alabama is a summer camp where high school students develop leadership skills that they bring back to their school and community. Student “delegates” come from all over Birmingham and...more

    Anytown Alabama

    Presented by YWCA Central Alabama

    June 5 - June 11, 2016

    Anytown Alabama is a summer camp where high school students develop leadership skills that they bring back to their school and community. Student “delegates” come from all over Birmingham and...more

    Juneteenth

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    June 18, 2016

    An Annual free, family-oriented event that features music, contests, free admission to BCRI galleries and other special activities. The festivities start at 11:00 am and run until 8:00 pm at...more

    Golf For Everyone

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    June 20, 2016

    Do you want to lead a healthier lifestyle? Have you ever considered playing golf to help achieve this goal?

    Join Shella Sylla, owner of Sister Golf and Mister Golf, at Hoover Library on...more

    Water Play Day

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 21, 2016

    Grab your towel, bathing suit and sunscreen andjoin us out front for water-sliding, watermelon and water play. In case of rain, we will have indoor activities planned. Don't miss out on...more

    BAO's Smith Lake Poker Run

    Presented by BAO (Birmingham AIDS Outreach)

    June 24 - June 25, 2016

    Smith Lake Poker Run is an annual event benefiting BAO. Guests play $50 per person to participate and enjoy a registration party with food & beverage on Friday evening, as well as a day of fun...more

    Slide the City

    Presented by Sack Lunch Productions at Vestavia Hills High School, Vestavia

    June 25, 2016

    Summer time is upon us, and we are bringing 1000 feet of slick vinyl to brighten your city streets. Come dressed to impress because it’s not every day you can strut through town with...more

    33rd Annual World Deer Expo

    Presented by World Deer Expo at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Exhibition Halls, Birmingham

    July 15 - July 17, 2016

    Get ready for the ultimate sportsman's paradise and the COUNTRY'S LARGEST 3 Day Hunting Consumer Show! The Expo features a weekend full of fun for everyone who loves hunting, fishing, and the...more

    Wednesday Walk & Talk

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 25 - July 27, 2016

    This year, the Adult Summer Reading events at Hoover Public Library are focusing on health and fitness. Please join us each Wednesday May 25 - July 27 to log some steps and chat about books,...more

    AWC Back to School Summer Day Camp for 1st-6th Graders

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center , Pelham

    July 25 - July 29, 2016

    Does your child love animals or enjoy being outdoors surrounded by nature? Is your child a future wildlife biologist or veterinarian who needs a place to develop his or her interests? If your...more

    Summer Camp Programs

    Presented by Camp Fletcher - Camp Fire Alabama

    May 31 - July 29, 2016

    Camp Fletcher is located on a quiet and secluded 300 acre site, 5 miles from exit 1, I-459 in Bessemer, AL. We offer a variety of programs including day, resident, and specialty camps...more

    DeMarre Carroll Next-Level Basketball Camp

    Presented by DeMarre Carroll Next Level basketball camp

    July 29 - July 30, 2016

    DeMarre Carroll's Next Level Basketball Camp

    Boys & Girls Grades: 1st-9th | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Location: John Carroll High...more

    5th Annual Habitat Dragon Boat Festival

    Presented by Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity and Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity

    August 20, 2016

    The 5th Annual Habitat Dragon Boat Festival is Sat. Aug. 20, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Admission is FREE, parking is FREE. Come watch teams of 20 paddlers race up the Coosa River in 46' long...more

    Sistah Strut

    Presented by Brenda's Brown Bosom Buddies at Legion Field Stadium--Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, Birmingham

    September 24, 2016

    An event (5K Run & Area Walk) bringing Breast Cancer Awareness, Early Detection and Healthy Living to our Community! The “Sistah Strut” is our way of coming together with kindred spirits...more

    25th Annual Magic City AIDS Walk

    Presented by BAO (Birmingham AIDS Outreach)

    September 25, 2016

    The 25th Annual Magic City AIDS Walk is produced and managed by BAO. This year's event will return to Railroad Park at 4:30 pm with the Step-Off at 6:30 pm. For the 25th anniversary the start...more

    Auto Racing at Shelby County Speedway

    Presented by Shelby County Speedway at Shelby County Speedway, Wilsonville

    March 19 - October 15, 2016

    Racing March through October. Classes: Buzz, Hogg, super Pony, Street Stock, Crate Model, Sportsman


    Auto Racing at Talladega Short Track

    Presented by Talladega Short Track at Talladega Short Track, Eastaboga

    April 2 - October 22, 2016

    Track Facts:  1/3 mile high banked (18°) red clay oval with 400 ft. straightaways.  The track has won National and Regional awards, including the North American Racing Insurance...more

    Tuesday Night Trails

    Presented by Alabama Outdoors at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    March 15 - October 25, 2016

    Trail running is a fun way to spice up an everyday running routine. Get active, get out there, and enjoy the trails! All experience levels welcome.

     


    Dirt Dash 5K Fun Run and Family Walk

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 29, 2016

    Race Day registration begins at 6:30 a.m., Race begins at 8:00 a.m.


    Drag Racing at Holiday Raceway

    Presented by Holiday Raceway at Holiday Raceway, Woodstock

    March 31 - October 29, 2016

    Holiday Raceway is part of the NHRA Member Track Network.  NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. See website for complete...more

    Life Time Cycle All-level Avondale Ride

    Presented by LIfe Time Fitness at Avondale Park--Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, Birmingham

    April 3 - October 31, 2016

    This is an all-level bike ride sponsored by Life Time Fitness that is open to all adults (members and non-members). We all meet at Avondale Park every Sunday ready to ride at 2:30. There are...more

    Rojo Thursday Night Fun Run

    Presented by ROJO at ROJO, Birmingham

    January 28 - December 29, 2016

    Rojo Birmingham's Thursday Night Fun Run offers a fun, safe way for members of the community to meet, run and socialize. Each Thursday evening, with the exception of the first Thursday of the...more

    Trails at Tannehill Forever Wild Ride

    Presented by The Trails at Tannehill at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    April 25 - December 31, 2016

    The Trails at Tannehill, a partner of Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, offers visitors a chance to get up close with its stabled horses and take a ride at the 700 acre site which...more

    Chief Ladiga/Silver Comet Trail

    Presented by Chief Ladiga/Silver Comet Trail

    Ongoing

    The Chief Ladiga and Silver Comet travel over 100 miles when combined, and form the longest paved trail in America. Both trails are non-motorized and are great for walking, bicycling,...more

    Bama Belle

    at Bama Belle, Tuscaloosa

    Ongoing

     TAKING A CRUISE ON THE BAMA BELLE - enjoy Dinner cruises, sunset cruises, private party charters, special cruises.

    General Information ...more

    BBG Treasure Map

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 10,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens, 30+ works of...more

    Moss Rock Preserve

    Presented by Moss Rock Preserve at Moss Rock Preserve, Hoover

    Ongoing

    A perfect balance of nature and community, Moss Rock Preserve is a beautiful 250 acre nature preserve abundant with trees and plants, rock outcroppings, streams, waterfalls, wildlife and other...more

    Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    History and Background
    Ruffner Mountain Nature Coalition, Inc., a 501 ( c ) 3 non profit organization, founded in 1977 operates as the Ruffner Mountain Nature Center. From...more

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