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    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 pre-race workout for all attendees.  Purchase dinner from local food trucks and sign up for Summer Reading while you're here!  Race into Reading Fun Run (ages birth-5th grade and families) requires advance online ...more


    Southeastern Outings Kayak and Canoe Trip on the Locust Fork River in Blount County, Alabama

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    June 4, 2016

    A fun Southeastern Outings canoe and kayak trip on Section 1 of the Locust Fork River in Blount County.  This stretch, which several of us have canoed previously, is fairly easy and without...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

    Heels & Wheels

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    June 6, 2016

    Do you want to get fit and healthy? Or get back in shape? Come hear the experts from Fleet Feet Sports Birmingham and Brick Alley Bicycles give tips of the best shoes, bikes, clothing,...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

    Community Fun Day

    Presented by Hope Lutheran Church

    June 18, 2016

    Hope’s Community Fun Day!

    Join us Saturday, June 18th from 9:00AM until 3:00pm for Hope’s Community Fun Day!  The day is meant for people of ALL...more

    Southeastern Outings River Float on the Locust Fork River in Blount County, Alabama

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    June 18, 2016

    Southeastern Outings Easy River Float, Picnic, Swim on the Locust Fork from Taylor’s Ford through Cornelius Falls in Blount County near Royal, AL.

    Easy river float on the Locust Fork...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

    Ability Academy

    Presented by The Arc of Jefferson County at Seibert Stadium - Samford University, Birmingham

    June 25, 2016

    Ability Academy is a dream of NFL Star Matt McCants of UAB & the Oakland Raiders, and a partnership with The Arc of Jefferson County. Football lovers ages 10 and up who have an Intellectual or...more

    Southeastern Outings Canoe and Kayak Trip with Optional Dinner Afterwards

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    June 25, 2016

    Please plan to come on a relaxing canoe trip on Terrapin Creek in Calhoun County near Piedmont, Alabama.  The section we will paddle is relatively easy with no classified rapids.  This...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

    Rick and Bubba Outdoor Expo

    at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Exhibition Halls, Birmingham

    August 26 - August 28, 2016

    The Rick and Bubba Outdoor Expo is a weekend experience designed for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds.  The B.J.C.C. will be a destination August 26 - 28th for all things hunting, fishing,...more

    Sports Car Club of America

    Presented by Sports Car Club of America at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds

    August 27 - August 28, 2016

    Double SARRC/Concurrent Double SECS/TT Level 3

    Barber Motorsports Park is one of the most challenging and fun tracks to drive in the Southeast. Challenge the intense elevation, blind...more

    Tuesday Night Lights at the West Homewood Farmer's Market

    Presented by West Homewood Farmer's Market at Shades Valley Community Church, Homewood

    June 7 - August 30, 2016

    The NEW 2016 West Homewood Farmer's Market schedule: Every Tuesday evening June through August from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

    Voted "Best Market in Central Alabama" by 40% AL.com...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

    Spring Valley Beach

    Presented by Spring Valley Beach at Spring Valley Beach, Blountsville

    May 28 - September 28, 2016

    Spring Valley Beach Waterpark is a family owned and operated waterpark located in Blountsville, Alabama. The water park is approximately 60 minutes north of Birmingham, Alabama right off of...more

    World Reach / R.J. Mechanical 20th Benefit Golf Tournament

    Presented by World Reach, Inc. at Bentbrook Golf Club, Birmingham

    October 13, 2016

    After an 8-year hiatus, World Reach, Inc.’s golf tournament, co-sponsored by R.J. Mechanical is back! On Thursday, October 13, 2016, dust off your golf clubs, grab 3 of your friends and join us...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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