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    Southeastern Outings Dayhike along the shore of Lake Martin

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    November 29, 2014

    Dayhike on the Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail at Lake Martin Located on the banks of Lake Martin, Alabama's largest and allegedly most beautiful lake, the area offers linked loop trails. Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trails are among the most scenic and diverse hiking trails in Alabama. The trails skirt the shoreline of beautiful Lake Martin. Other areas of the trails are high rocky ...more


    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in DeSoto State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    December 13, 2014

    Moderately easy hike in DeSoto State Park. We will hike along the beautiful West Fork of Little River. We’ll also hike various other trails in the park and...more

    The Arc of Jefferson County's Decked Out Dash

    Presented by The Arc of Jefferson County at Oak Mountain State Park , Pelham

    December 13, 2014

    Our Fifth Annual 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run is scheduled for Saturday, December 13th at Oak Mountain State Park. This year, we are going all out with the holiday festivities. Don your Santa suits, elf...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Oak Mountain State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park

    December 14, 2014

    Enjoy a moderate 4 mile walk in the woodlands near Birmingham on a Sunday afternoon. This is an excellent outing for introducing your friends to Southeastern...more

    Dog Hike to Overlook

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

    December 20, 2014

    Bring Fido and the family for a naturalist-led dog hike to the Overlook. Enjoy a view of downtown Birmingham while sipping on hot chocolate. We'll even make sure that your furry friend gets a...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike along Buck Creek in Helena, AL

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    December 21, 2014

    Come explore the wilder side of Helena. Hike with Southeastern Outings on a lovely creekside trail in Helena in Shelby County. We should see some spring wildflowers...more

    Dirty Thursdee Mountain Bike Ride

    Presented by Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers at Oak Mountain State Park , Pelham

    August 7 - December 25, 2014

    Join us for Dirty Thursdee NIGHT, a co-ed group mountain bike ride at Oak Mountain. Intermediate to advanced skill levels are recommended due to night-riding conditions, pace, and mileage. The...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike on the Black Creek Trail in Fultondale

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    December 27, 2014

    Moderately easy four mile dayhike in Fultondale, just north of Birmingham.  Walk on a rails-to-trails conversion route on an old railroad right of way. This smooth trail is wide and level. No...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Red Mountain Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    December 28, 2014

    Would it excite you to hear that Birmingham has secured a recreational, public park space in excess of 1,100 acres—an area larger than New York's Central...more

    Village Runners

    Presented by Village Runners at Mountain Brook Village, Birmingham

    November 10 - December 31, 2014

    The Village Runners is a group that runs from the Western Supermarket parking lot in Mountain Brook Village in Birmingham, Alabama. We run weekday mornings at 5:30 am (except on Tuesday when we...more

    Norm's Gnomes Running Group

    Presented by Norm's Gnomes at Veterans Park - Hoover, Hoover

    November 10 - December 31, 2014

    Norm's Gnomes are a local group of about 70 members who run a 6:30-8:30 pace and train for half marathons, marathons, 50K races, and races up to 100-mile Ultra's. This is not a beginners...more

    Evening Runners Group

    Presented by Evening Runners Group at Homewood Central Park, Homewood

    November 10 - December 31, 2014

    This is a group of runners who run after work. We welcome runners of all paces. We will provide a route, a little motivation and some accountability. All we ask you to provide is a smile and a...more

    Monday Runday Running Group

    Presented by Monday Runday Birmingham

    November 10 - December 31, 2014

    We meet at Sidebar Cafe at 6:00 p.m. on Mondays for running (varied paces of 2,4 or 6 miles). Drink specials all night for runners. The first Monday of every month is Birthday Monday with cake for...more

    Great Southern Gun & Knife Show

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

    January 3 - January 4, 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

    Red Shoe Run

    Presented by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama at Rosewood Hall at SoHo Square, Homewood

    January 10, 2015

    Join us in helping the families who call the Ronald McDonald House "HOME"!

    Run, walk or jog! There is a race for everyone just in time to start off your New Year's...more

    Birmingham Boat Show

    Presented by Birmingham Sport & Boat Show Inc. at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Arena and Exhibition Halls, Birmingham

    January 22 - January 25, 2015

    The Birmingham Boat Show was the first public event ever held at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center in 1972. Exactly 20 years later to the day, the Boat Show was the first Event held in the new...more

    Locust Fork Invitational

    Presented by Alabama Cup Racing Association at Kings Bend, Cleveland

    February 7 - February 8, 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

    Mercedes Marathon

    Presented by Birmingham Marathon, Inc. at Boutwell Municipal Auditorium , Birmingham

    February 20 - February 22, 2015

    Now in its 13th year, the Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend of events has become a Birmingham tradition. The event has helped to raise more than $4 million for local charities throughout its 12 year...more

    Mulberry Fork Canoe & Kayak Race

    Presented by Alabama Cup Racing Association at Mulberry Fork Canoe & Kayak Races, Hanceville

    March 7 - March 8, 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

    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

    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

    Chief Ladiga/Silver Comet Trail

    Presented by Chief Ladiga/Silver Comet Trail

    August 3, 2011 - 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

    September 27, 2011 - 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

    August 17, 2010 - 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

    November 8, 2011 - 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

    April 25, 2012 - 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

    December 19, 2011 - 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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