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    UAB Volleyball Libero/ Defensive Camp

    Presented by UAB Blazer Volleyball Camps at UAB Bartow Arena

    July 24, 2014

     A technical and tactical volleyball camp focuesing on passing, inidvidual defensive techniques, and serving. The camp is open to athletes agees 10-18 and is a Day Camp Only.

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    AWC Summer Day Camp for 2nd-6th Graders-Week 2

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center

    July 28 - August 1, 2014

    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

    Southeastern Outings Kayak/Canoe Trip, Elk River near Elkmont, AL

    Presented by Southeastern Outings at Hayden/Corner Park and Ride

    August 2, 2014

    The section we will paddle is easy with few obstructions. This is a scenic stretch of river located in a very rural area. Novice canoeists are welcome and may come...more

    Doggie Work Day

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park

    August 2, 2014

    Join us as Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 9:00 AM until Noon as we continue to prepare for the opening of Remy's Dog Park! Call 205-202-6043 or email ...more

    Insectmania! Summer Camp

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve and Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

    August 4 - August 8, 2014

    For 4k - 1st grade

    Enter the strange and unique world of insects! Campers will learn about native and exotic invertebrates, and have an opportunity to see some of these creepy crawlies...more

    Nighttime on the Cahaba – by Canoe! (field trip)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 9, 2014

     What better way to escape the heat of summer than participating in a leisurely moonlight paddle on the Cahaba River? This unique and relaxing way of enjoying a flat water portion of the...more

    The Great Water Balloon Jollification

    Presented by GREATER Crestwood Inc. at Crestwood Park

    August 10, 2014

     Fun with water balloons to beat the summer heat.  We will have some pre-filled balloons ready to go, but make sure to bring some of your own as well. 


    Run for Your Life!

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    August 14, 2014

    Hoover High School's Coach Devon Hind will share life lessons and stories of leadership to inspire us all. Book signing to follow. Coach Hind has coached cross-country and track at Hoover High...more

    Native and Nature Ways Summer Camp

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

    August 11 - August 15, 2014

    1st - 5th grade

    Let’s discover the everyday life of early settlers and the Native Americans – people who lived in Alabama long before we ever did. We will discover in what ways...more

    Habitat Dragon Boat Festival

    Presented by Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity

    August 16, 2014

    3rd Annual Habitat Dragon Boat Festival on Coosa River. Race in 46' long authentic Chinese dragon boats against other teams of 20 paddlers, 1 drummer, and steersperson. Two divisions this...more

    Run for One 5K

    Presented by Lifeline Children's Services at Veterans Park - Hoover

    August 16, 2014

    The R(un) for One 5K and 1 mile Fun R(un) is an event for the whole family! You will loop through the scenic Veteran’s Park cross-country course where you’ll pass by ponds and through...more

    Southeastern Outings Canoe and Kayak Trip on the Coosa River at Wetumpka, AL

    Presented by Southeastern Outings at McDonald's across from the Galleria

    August 16, 2014

    Scenic Southeastern Outings canoe and kayak trip on the Coosa River near Wetumpka, Alabama. This canoe trip is moderate with one class III rapid. The river itself...more

    Bats and Plants

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 16, 2014

    After visiting some distinctive botanical sites en route to our destination, we will gather at the 264 acre Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge, whose cave is home to federally endangered gray and...more

    Southeastern Outings Short Hike and Glorious, Long Swim

    Presented by Southeastern Outings at Applebee's Trussville

    August 23, 2014

    Short Dayhike and Glorious Swim at the bottom of DeSoto Falls in DeSoto State Park

    Moderately strenuous walk through the woods and down a short, but very steep hill in DeSoto State Park to...more

    Rock 'n' Run 5K

    Presented by IMPACT Family Counseling at Homewood Central Park

    August 23, 2014

    Join the Young Professionals of Impact Family Counseling as they host the 3rd annual IMPACT Family Counseling 5K Rock ‘n’ Run Saturday, August 23 at 8:00 a.m. at Homewood Central Park....more

    Burningham Redux 8: Fire Ant Film Fest (FAFF)

    August 30, 2014

    If you attend 1 festival this year make it AUDEMUS. Or burn with us at the PIONEER campground in Oak Mtn State Park. We burn the man at nightfall Saturday Aug 30. 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm.


    Auto Racing at Sayre Speedway

    Presented by Sayre Speedway at Sayre Speedway

    May 24 - August 30, 2014

    The South's Action Track!

    Racing divisions: Open Wheels, Super Trucks, Modified Lite, Limited Modified, Outlaw Late Model, Street Stock, Mini Modified, Buzz, Sportsman and Renegade


    Southeastern Outings Canoe/Kayak Trip on Tallapoosa R. at Wadley

    Presented by Southeastern Outings at Leeds Highway 78 Gravel Parking Lot Meeting Location

    August 30, 2014

    Southeastern Outings Relaxing Canoe and Kayak Trip on the Lower Stretch of the Tallapoosa River near Wadley, Alabama with Optional Dinner After

    The section we will paddle is relatively...more

    Birmingham Bicycle Club Weekly Rides

    Presented by Birmingham Bicycle Club at Cahaba Cycles - Trussville

    July 17 - August 31, 2014

    Tuesdays & Thursdays: Road Ride, 5:30pm from Cahaba Cycles, Trussville. Roll out 5:45 over to Irondale and back; regroup at turns; route will vary with more daylight; head...more

    Alabama Splash Adventure

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

    May 17 - September 1, 2014

    Alabama’s greatest water adventure! Create water fun your way, whether it’s relaxing by the wave pool and enjoying the lazy river or amping up the excitement with monster slides,...more

    Spring Valley Beach

    Presented by Spring Valley Beach at Spring Valley Beach

    May 24 - September 1, 2014

    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

    4th Annual Casting for the Cure

    Presented by Casting for the Cure

    September 6, 2014

    Casting for a Cure is a local fundraising event to benefit The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day. Casting for a Cure is a family friendly fishing tournament open to all. The tournament will be...more

    Equal Access Birmingham Heart + Sole 5K/Fun Run

    Presented by UAB Medicine and Equal Access Birmingham at UAB Campus Green

    September 6, 2014

    On September 6, 2014, Equal Access Birmingham (EAB) is planning its inaugural Heart + Sole 5K/Fun Run to support the operations of EAB while promoting health and wellness in the Birmingham...more

    Southeastern Outings Four-Mile Moonlight Night Walk

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    September 7, 2014

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

    Southeastern Outings Kayak/Canoe Trip on Tallapoosa River nr. Heflin, AL

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    September 13, 2014

    The section we will paddle is relatively easy with no classified rapids. This is a scenic stretch of river located in a very rural area. Forty-four SEO people participated in this very popular...more

    Southeastern Outings Canoe/Kayak and Potluck Picnic Lunch at Oak Mountain State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    September 20, 2014

    Southeastern Outings Potluck Picnic Lunch, Afternoon Canoe and Kayak or Afternoon Dayhike Outing

    Where: Lower Fishing Lake, Oak Mountain State Park, located at the back entrance to the...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike on the Chief Ladiga Trail

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    September 27, 2014

    Join friendly folks on an easy six to seven-mile dayhike and picnic on the Chief Ladiga Trail east of Piedmont, Alabama. Walk on Alabama’s first extended...more

    Southeastern Outings 28-mile bicycle ride on the Chief Ladiga Trail

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    September 27, 2014

    Join friendly folks for a 28-mile bicycle ride on the Chief Ladiga Trail in the Piedmont, Alabama area. Ride on Alabama’s first extended rails-to-trails...more

    Cahaba River Fry-Down

    Presented by Cahaba River Society at Trussville Springs

    September 28, 2014

    Join the Cahaba River Fry-Down for fun, friends and a good ole' fashioned fish fry!

    Learn more about the relationship between water quality and the health of humans and aquatic life...more

    23rd Annual Magic City AIDS Walk

    Presented by Birmingham AIDS Outreach at Avondale Park--Birmingham Park and Recreation Board

    September 28, 2014

    The 23rd Annual Magic City AIDS Walk is produced and managed by Birmingham AIDS Outreach. This year's event will be at Avondale Park at 3:00 pm with the Step-Off at 5:00 pm. The event is...more

    Auto Racing at Shelby County Speedway

    Presented by Shelby County Speedway at Shelby County Speedway

    May 24 - October 4, 2014

    Classes: Pre Stock/Hogg, Thunder, Buzz, Super Pony, Street/Hobby and and Open Wheel classes


    6th Annual Birmingham VisionWalk

    Presented by Foundation Fighting Blindness at Homewood Central Park

    October 4, 2014

    The Annual Birmingham VisionWalk is held each year to benefit the work of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, which funds sight-saving research for people with blinding retinal diseases. This...more

    Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) Workshop

    Presented by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources at Alabama 4-H Center

    October 3 - October 5, 2014

    BOW is a three day workshop designed for women ages 18 years or older. The workshop offers hands-on instruction in a fun and non-threatening learning environment. Participants choose from over 50...more

    4th Annual Magic City Mile and The Bell Center Festival

    Presented by The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs

    October 5, 2014

    The 4th Annual Magic City Mile is a one mile fun run through SoHo square in Homewood, ending with The Bell Center Festival. The Magic City Mile is a kick-off weekend to begin training for the...more

    Auto Racing at Talladega Short Track

    Presented by Talladega Short Track at Talladega Short Track

    May 24 - October 18, 2014

    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

    Railroad Park's Get Healthy CRUNK FITNESS

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park

    March 3 - October 27, 2014

    Crunk Fitness, 6:00 pm Monday nights at Railroad Park, is a fun, high-energy, hip-hop dance workout for all levels. It involves a combination of basic aerobics movements and funky hip-hop dance...more

    Railroad Park's Get Healthy Bootcamp

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park

    March 4 - October 28, 2014

    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

    Railroad Park's Get Healthy on the Railroad - ZUMBA

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park

    March 5 - October 29, 2014

    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...more

    Railroad Park's Get Healthy on the Railroad - YOGA

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park

    March 6 - October 30, 2014

    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

    Railroad Park's Get Healthy HAPPY FEET FRIDAYS

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park

    March 7 - October 31, 2014

    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

    Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

    Presented by American Diabetes Association Alabama at UAB Campus Green

    November 1, 2014

    We Step Out to do our part to Stop Diabetes! Participants are changing the future and making a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes.

    Step Out participants are...more

    Dirt Dash 5K Fun Run/Family Walk

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    November 15, 2014

    Run the great trails of The Gardens and support the #1 Free Attraction in Alabama.

    More information will be announced soon

     


    Drag Racing at Holiday Raceway

    Presented by Holiday Raceway at Holiday Raceway

    March 15 - November 20, 2014

    Open Track Thursdays, Bracket Racing, Pro Mods, Footbrake, Junior Dragster, and more. See website for complete schedule.


    Magic City Half Marathon & 5K

    Presented by Magic City Half Marathon & 5K at Regions Field

    November 23, 2014

    The 4th annual Magic City Half Marathon Weekend promises to be the biggest ever! With a change in venue to Regions Field – home of the 2013 Southern League Champion Birmingham Barons –...more

    Chief Ladiga/Silver Comet Trail

    Presented by Chief Ladiga/Silver Comet Trail

    August 3, 2011 - on going

    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

    Moss Rock Preserve

    Presented by Moss Rock Preserve at Moss Rock Preserve

    November 8, 2011 - on going

    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

    BBG Treasure Map

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 17, 2010 - on going

    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

    Bama Belle

    at Bama Belle

    September 27, 2011 - on going

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

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    Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

    December 19, 2011 - on going

    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

    Red Mountain Park

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park

    April 25, 2012 - on going

     

    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

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