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    Southeastern Outings Dayhike along the Locust Fork River

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    March 7, 2015

    A moderate 3-mile dayhike and picnic along the lovely Locust Fork River in Blount County near Cleveland, Alabama. We’ll view and drive through the genuine and newly-restored wooden covered bridge. Then we’ll hike along the river from the bridge and have lunch right beside Powell Falls. This waterfall drops about eight feet and carries a substantial amount of water. We’ll also view sheer cliffs ...more


    Jefferson State Inaugural Judy M. Merritt 5K Run & Walk

    Presented by Jefferson State Community College - Shelby / Hoover Campus at Jefferson State Community College - Shelby / Hoover Campus, Birmingham

    March 14, 2015

    The 5K Run will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Judy M. Merritt Memorial Highway (Valleydale Road) in front of the Health Sciences Building adjacent to Veterans Park. The One-Mile Fun Walk will begin at...more

    Friends of Red Mountain Park Nature Hike

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    March 15, 2015

    Bring the whole family on this easy 2 mile family-friendly hike! This month’s hike will feature a scavenger hunt as you explore archaeological artifacts, St. Patrick’s Day clovers and...more

    Book Signing with Tom Spencer, Author of Five-Star Trails: Birmingham

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 19, 2015

    Join us as we welcome Thomas Spencer, local author of Five-Star Trails: Birmingham, as he leads readers to some of the best hikes around the city. Find out how to start hiking, what gear is...more

    Getting Out of Sedentary, Part I

    Presented by Start Somewhere Fitness, LLC at Gardendale Civic Center, Gardendale

    March 19, 2015

    Getting Out of Sedentary is the first in a three part series of workshops designed to help sedentary individuals along their way to an active lifestyle. The first workshop is free and focuses on...more

    Fitness N Motion 5K Run/Walk & Health Fair

    Presented by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Jefferson County Alumnae Chapter and American Diabetes Association Alabama

    March 21, 2015

    The Jefferson County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presents the Health Task Force Initiative, which was launched to provide concentrated expertise and focus on the Physical...more

    Southeastern Outings Four-Mile Evening Walk in Helena, AL

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    March 21, 2015

    Join friendly folks on an easy four-mile evening walk on the Hillsboro Trail in Helena, Alabama. This smooth trail is wide, paved and with only a few short hills. On this particular walk you will...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike on the Patton Track Trail along the Cahaba River and Patton Creek

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park

    March 22, 2015

    Enjoy an easy Sunday afternoon walk through the woods alongside the Cahaba River and Patton Creek right in Jefferson County. This will be a second time hike for Southeastern Outings. The...more

    Brown Bag Lunch Series - March 2015

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    March 4 - March 25, 2015

    The doors open at noon and the program begins promptly at 12:30 pm. Please bring a sack lunch; drinks and dessert provided. For more information, contact Katie at 205-445-1118 or...more

    Locust Fork Classic

    Presented by Alabama Cup Racing Association at Kings Bend, Cleveland

    March 28 - March 29, 2015

    The Alabama Cup Racing Series is made up by the Locust Fork Invitational, Mulberry Fork Canoe and Kayak Races and Locust Fork Whitewater Classic races. Courses consist of about 25 gates, set on a...more

    Southeastern Outings Sunday Afternoon Dayhike on the Montevallo Parks Trail in Montevallo, Alabama

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    March 29, 2015

    Enjoy an easy 3 or so mile hike on a trail in Montevallo. The main trail is probably less than a mile one way and goes through parks, by two picturesque, flowing streams, and around a beautiful...more

    Le Tour de Ham Weekly Bike Ride

    at Silvertron Cafe, Birmingham

    January 13 - March 31, 2015

    An eclectic fun Social Bicycle Ride that celebrates our right to ride. It tours through the bohemian fun parts of our city. The largest weekly ride in Alabama was created by Stan Palla and Vero...more

    Downtown Trample Weekly Bike Ride

    Presented by Redemptive Cycles

    January 15 - April 2, 2015

    Each Thursday night the Redemptive Cycles' family goes riding. There's no set route, and we like to keep things casual. The ride typically covers around 10 miles and lasts about...more

    Red Mountain Park Welcomes Spring Breakers with Special Offer

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    March 13 - April 5, 2015

    Beginning Friday, March 13th and running through Sunday, April 5th, Park guests can receive $10 off any of the Park’s four Adventure Area activities—the Red Ore Zip Tour, Hugh Kaul...more

    TEMPO - A Family Fun Festival

    Presented by Childcare Resources

    April 11, 2015

    Childcare Resources’ mission, to make quality child care happen, is taking on a new twist with the 3rd Annual TEMPO - A Family Fun Festival.

    The free public event, planned to offer...more

    3rd Annual Cornhole Classic

    Presented by The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs at Good People Brewery, Birmingham

    April 11, 2015

    The 3rd Annual Cornhole Classic presented by the AEA Group and Regions Bank is set for Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Good People Brewing Company! Registration ends at 12:30 p.m., and the...more

    Run for a Reason 5k (benefitting Sozo Children)

    Presented by Sozo Children

    April 12, 2015

    The 2015 Run for a Reason (benefitting Sozo Children) is a 5k adventure running event with a goal of fitness, fun and getting really DIRTY. The 5k course will take you through a series of...more

    Batson Bladesmithing Symposium & Knife Show

    Presented by Alabama Forge Council at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    April 10 - April 12, 2015

    Collectors and knife enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the Symposium and learn firsthand how modern knives are forged and made.

    Friday
    8:00 - 12:00 pm: Demonstrations...more

    EVERYDAY HERO 5K AND 1 MIFUN RUN

    Presented by YMCA of Chilton County

    April 18, 2015

    Mark your calendars for the YMCA's Everyday Hero 5k and Fun Run to benefit the Strong Kids Campaign! Bring the whole family and dress as your favorite superhero for a morning full of fun,...more

    4th Annual Faux-Lympics: a field day for grown-ups

    Presented by Gateway at Crestwood Park, Birmingham

    April 18, 2015

    Relive the glory days of your youth on Saturday, April 18 at the 4th Annual Faux-Lympics -- a field day for grown-ups! Support Gateway’s social services while earning top...more

    5th Annual Moody Masters Scramble Golf Tournament

    Presented by Moody Area Chamber of Commerce

    April 20, 2015

    5th Annual Moody Masters Scramble Golf Tournament

    Monday, April 20, 2015* at Trussville Country Club

    10:30 am Registration & Warm Up

    11:15 am...more

    Tour de Blue

    Presented by Urology Health Foundation

    April 25, 2015

    Now in its 8th year, the Tour de Blue offers cyclists a well-supported springtime riding experience through the scenic countryside of St. Clair and nearby...more

    Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

    Presented by Barber Motorsports Park and Barber Motorsports Park

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    Bring your family or sports fan on your list out for a wonderful weekend of racing and activities. Pack a cooler or picnic and come experience one of the best outside parks in Birmingham, along...more

    Magic City Cycliad

    Presented by Deep South Cancer Foundation at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    May 3, 2015

    Join the Cycliad Elite Riders on May 3, 2015 as they complete the final leg of the Tail of the Dragon Brevet. All are welcome, whether you haven't ridden a bike in years or ride every...more

    Nine Wine & Dine

    Presented by Baptist Health Foundation at Vestavia Hills Country Club, Birmingham

    May 4, 2015

    Please join us for the inaugural Nine Wine & Dine nine-hole golf tournament sponsored by Princeton Baptist Medical Center/Cardiology.

    This unique event will host three separate...more

    Motherwalk 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run

    Presented by Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation at Homewood Central Park, Homewood

    May 9, 2015

    2015 Motherwalk 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

    Saturday, May 9, 2015

    *Same great race, all new place!*

    We’re taking the teal to Homewood Central Park

    For more...more

    XTERRA Southeast Championship, USAT Cross Triathlon National Championship

    Presented by XTERRA at Oak Mountain State Park , Pelham

    May 16, 2015

    XTERRA returns to Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama for the 2015 XTERRA Southeast Championship and the 2015 USAT Cross Triathlon National Championship.

    This full-distance XTERRA...more

    Great Southern Gun & Knife Show

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

    May 16 - May 17, 2015

    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

    The Color Run

    at Uptown Entertainment District, Birmingham

    May 30, 2015

    The Happiest 5k on the Planet is shining brighter in 2015 with a totally new tour! We've got some surprises coming that will blow your mind! The 2015 Shine Tour is designed to uplift and...more

    Hoofin' It 5k/10k Trail Run

    Presented by Special Equestrians at Indian Springs School, Pelham

    June 6, 2015

    The Hoofin' It 5k/10k Trail Run is a race to benefit Special Equestrians. Participants take to the trails on the beautiful campus of Indian Springs School to "Run so others can...more

    Howard Hill Archery Southern Traditional Archery Classic

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

    June 5 - June 7, 2015

    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

    Smith Lake Poker Run

    Presented by Birmingham AIDS Outreach

    June 12 - June 13, 2015

    Smith Lake Poker Run is an annual fundraiser for Birmingham AIDS Outreach.  Guests attend the registration party on Friday evening and enjoy water, sun, and fun all day on Saturday. ...more

    Alabama Tour de Cure

    Presented by American Diabetes Association Alabama at University of Montevallo, Montevallo

    June 13, 2015

    The Alabama Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. It's a one-day celebration full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes®....more

    32nd Annual World Deer Expo

    Presented by American Deer Hunters Association at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Exhibition Halls, Birmingham

    July 17 - July 19, 2015

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

    Family Yoga Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 14 - August 8, 2015

    Enjoy this unique opportunity for healthy fun with the family in the gardens. This energetic class will incorporate individual and partner yoga poses for strength and balance, plus breathing...more

    Family Bootcamp Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 28 - August 22, 2015

    Join us for Family Bootcamp - a circuit training class, including the perfect combination of Hi Impact Cardio, Muscle Strengthening, and Core-focused exercises designed to give your entire family...more

    Alabama Splash Adventure

    Presented by Splash Adventure Waterpark at Alabama's Splash Adventure Waterpark, Bessemer

    May 23 - September 7, 2015

    Two parks for one low price. Plus, we have added the Rampage Roller Coaster and free unlimited soft drinks! Free parking, wifi, sunscreen, tubes and now free unlimited soft drinks in 2015. See all...more

    Get Healthy on the Railroad presents #THENEWJAZZERCISE at Railroad Park!

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 2 - October 26, 2015

    Do you want to look good and feel great?  Try Jazzercise!  This pulse-pounding, beat-pumping fitness program will leave you breathless, toned and coming back...more

    Get Healthy on the Railroad presents BOOTCAMP at Railroad Park!

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 3 - October 27, 2015

    Bootcamp, 6:00 pm Tuesdays at Railroad Park, is the class you will love to hate. By using just your body weight this workout routine will help tone your muscles, build your endurance, and boost...more

    Get Healthy on the Railroad presents ZUMBA at Railroad Park!

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 4 - October 28, 2015

    Zumba at Railroad Park is a Latin inspired dance fitness class. It blends easy Latin dance moves with aerobic steps. The class is fun, energizing, and easy to follow. GET HEALTHY participants will...more

    Get Healthy on the Railroad presents YOGA at Railroad Park!

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 5 - October 29, 2015

    Yoga is a form of exercise that strengthens and tones the body. It promotes balance and flexibility, and quiets the mind. Yoga is for the beginning as well as advanced student. GET HEALTHY...more

    Get Healthy on the Railroad presents HAPPY FEET FRIDAYS at Railroad Park!

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 6 - October 30, 2015

    Happy Feet Fridays-Get your feet moving in the right direction with a 60-minute low to high impact walk/run course designed to wake up, shape up, or maintain the inner athlete in your. Happy Feet...more

    Rojo Thursday Night Fun Run

    Presented by ROJO at ROJO, Birmingham

    December 4, 2014 - December 31, 2015

    Join runners for 3 or 6 mile options at 6:00 PM outside of Rojo. Runners get 10% off of their bill! Meet every Thursday of the month (except for the first Thursday of the month. They meet across...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

    Red Mountain Park

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    Ongoing

     

    Red Mountain Park consists of more than 1,200 acres, stretching four-and-a-half miles between the cities of Homewood and Bessemer, along the ridges and hollows of the mountain from...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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