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    Yoga Fundamentals & Adaptations (YF&A)

    Presented by India Henson Yoga at pH Balanced Fitness

    September 4, 2013 - December 31, 2014

    Yoga Fundamentals & Adaptations is a workshop-based class recommended for inexperienced beginners in yoga as well as for yoga students who want to deepen their understanding of hatha yoga. Learn the appropriate methods for your individual body to practice yoga successfully, and enjoy the benefits of yoga without fear of injury or judgment.  

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    Summer TEEN Modern/Jazz Dance Class

    Presented by Children's Dance Foundation at Children's Dance Foundation

    June 2 - August 2, 2014

    This 8-week summer session is designed for the dancer who has not yet had formal training, or has taken a break from dancing. This is fun, high-energy class combining modern and jazz dance...more

    Movement-to-Music Class for School-Age Children with Special Needs

    Presented by Children's Dance Foundation at Children's Dance Foundation

    June 2 - August 2, 2014

     Movement-to-Music for School-Age Children with Special Needs

    This class, designed for school-age children with Down Syndrome, Autism or other developmental delays, provides a creative...more

    Summer Creative Arts Camp

    Presented by Children's Dance Foundation at Children's Dance Foundation

    June 2 - August 2, 2014

    Full-day camp for entering 1st-5th graders

    Campers will explore Folktales and Favorite Stories through daily classes in dance, creative drama, music and art. Camp will culminate with a...more

    Creative Journaling: Explore and Discover Your Creativity

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery

    August 2, 2014

    An artist journal is a powerful creative tool, offering you a safe place to experiment, explore, consider and grow. The Art of Creative Journaling provies all the guidnace, structure and...more

    Hikes for Tykes

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 2, 2014

     Pre-school children will go on a shape hunt with Anwen! We will go through the garden hunting for shapes and discussing why plants grow that way. Free


    The Fascinating World of Carnivorous Plants

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 2, 2014

     The southeastern United States is a hotspot of diversity for carnivorous plants, which obtain their nutrients by attracting, capturing, and digesting living animals. They inhabit some of our...more

    Master Class Dance Workshop

    Presented by Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame at Carver Theatre

    August 2, 2014

    Conducted by Katherine Files.

    Katherine Files is a senior in the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University B.F.A. Program in Dance. Katherine is the first Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) graduate...more

    Seven Threats to Your Family’s Security with Attorney Jay Greene

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    August 4, 2014

    Everyone's estate is planned, either actively or passively. Either you maintain control, or the government controls it for you. If you do not prepare your estate, your family may suffer undue...more

    ArtBreak: Different Tools, Same Art

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 5, 2014

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s...more

    Pet Loss Support Group Sponsored by the Greater Birmingham Humane Society

    Presented by Homewood Public Library and Greater Birmingham Humane Society at Homewood Public Library

    August 5, 2014

    This group provides support for those grieving the loss of their pets. This group will meet for four consecutive weeks on Tuesday evenings.

    Participation in the workshop is free, however...more

    Lunch and Learn: The Buzz on Pollinators

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 6, 2014

     For a bountiful garden, learn how to welcome bee pollinators in colorful and exciting ways in your garden. Bring your lunch and we'll provide the drinks and desserts!


    First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 7, 2014

    Your Night at the Museum!

    The Birmingham Museum of Art is pleased to present an after-hours experience on the first Thursday of each month. Wander the galleries, sip cocktails in the...more

    Radio Hero: The Story of Paul “Tall Paul” White with Bob Friedman

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    August 7, 2014

    Join us for Bob Friedman’s dynamic presentation on Black-oriented Radio in Birmingham. This is a riveting account of a vital, yet too often overlooked, aspect of the city’s heritage....more

    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff

    August 7, 2014

    Zentangle® is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is fun, relaxing, and anyone can use it to create beautiful pieces of art! It is enjoyed by a...more

    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff

    August 7, 2014

    Zentangle® is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is fun, relaxing, and anyone can use it to create beautiful pieces of art! It is enjoyed by a...more

    Homeschooling Workshop

    Presented by Birmingham Homeschoolers Community and Essential Church School at Chelsea City Hall

    August 9, 2014

    Considering homeschooing? Starting the homeschool journey? Need a refresher? Then, this workshop is for you!

    This event was formerly called “New to Homeschooling” and was...more

    Summer Identification of Native Woody Plants (elective)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 9, 2014

     Using The Gardens' extensive living collections as a hands-on resource, we will focus on attributes and identification features of species found naturally or in cultivation in Alabama....more

    Photography Class: Seasonal Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 9, 2014

     This course will introduce the participant to techniques, tools and skills necessary to capture visually stunning and interesting images through the creation of a seasonal series of...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

    CranioSacral Therapy Level II Training with The Upledger Institute

    Presented by Embody Practice Center - Yoga, Tai Chi, Manual Therapy at Embody Practice Center

    August 7 - August 10, 2014

     CranioSacral Therapy 2 (CS2) greatly expands the work learned in CS1 and completes the biomechanical CranioSacral training.

    Course Highlights:

    • Cranial-base...more

    Book Discussion Group- The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

    Presented by Irondale Public Library at Irondale Public Library

    August 11, 2014

    Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month at 2:00 pm for a lively book discussion! August's selection is The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. New members are always welcome! Books are voted...more

    Basic PC Class

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch

    August 11, 2014

    Come join us for this amazing class and learn basic computer skills! Prerequisite: Keyboarding.


    Keyboarding Class

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch

    August 11, 2014

    Come join us for this amazing keyboarding class at the library!
    No previous experience is necessary.


    ArtBreak: Lethal Beauty

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 12, 2014

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s...more

    Basic Internet Class

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch

    August 12, 2014

    Come join for an amazing internet class at the library and learn how to navigate the world wide web!  Prerequisites include Keyboarding and Basic PC.


    Lunch and Learn: Porous, Permeable and Pervious

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 13, 2014

     When it comes to pathways and driveways, discover beautiful alternatives to concrete and asphalt. Bring your lunch and we'll provide the drinks and desserts!


    Financing and Lending Sources for Growing Your Business

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at West End Branch Library (BPL)

    August 14, 2014

    Get the information you need to grow your business. Learn about alternative lending sources and more.


    Travels to the City of Light: Paris Travel Tips with Virginia Jones

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    August 14, 2014

    Virginia Jones, a former Homewood teacher, now pursuing a career in photography. She has hosted Birmingham Alabama Daily Photo since 2008. She travels to Paris regularly to photograph the City of...more

    Akua Printmaking Demo

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center

    August 16, 2014

    Akua printmaking inks deliver brilliant color, intense blacks and unmatched working properties. Join Speedball printmaking representative Allan Franklin for an insightful, hands-on demonstration....more

    Babypalooza Baby & Maternity Expo

    Presented by Lifestages Publishing Inc. at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Arena and Exhibition Halls

    August 16, 2014

    New, expectant, and hopeful parents don’t miss the Babypalooza Baby & Maternity Expo. Becoming a parent takes you into a new world that can be overwhelming, especially to a...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

    Parenting Conference with Paul David Tripp

    Presented by Valleydale Church

    August 15 - August 16, 2014

    Parenting is hard, but there are few things in life that rise to this level of importance. God has chosen parents to be primary instruments in the shaping of a human soul. Paul David Tripp...more

    CranioSacral Therapy Level I Training with the Upledger Institute

    Presented by Embody Practice Center - Yoga, Tai Chi, Manual Therapy at Embody Practice Center

    August 14 - August 17, 2014

    Few systems have as much impact on the human body as the craniosacral system. It protects and nourishes the brain and spinal cord - and affects nearly every aspect of central nervous...more

    Notary Basics: Training for the Alabama Notary

    Presented by Notaries for Alabama and Alabama Notary and Process Server

    August 17, 2014

    Notary Basics explains the role and responsibilities of the notary, proper notarization techniques, the difference between an acknolwedgement, jurat and oath, and Alabama...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Hot Water Urn

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 17, 2014

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide...more

    Yahoo!

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch

    August 18, 2014

    Join us in this workshop as we learn how to create a free email account using a web-based email service provider such as Yahoo and Gmail. 
    Prerequisite includes having taken Basic...more

    Gmail

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch

    August 18, 2014

    Join us in this workshop as we learn how to create a free email account using a web-based email service provider such as Yahoo and Gmail. 
    Prerequisite includes having taken Basic...more

    The A, B, C’s of Medicare with Karen Haiflich

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    August 19, 2014

    Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits? Karen Haiflich will answer all your questions about how benefits are currently computed, how to become insured, and how...more

    Word Basic 2010

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch

    August 19, 2014

    Learn basic skills of word processing.


    Glue Gun Gang: Book Box

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    August 19 - August 21, 2014

    Make a stylish hideaway out of used hardback books. Free event. Adults only. Reservations required. Call 444-7840 to sign up.
    Pick one session.

    Tuesday, August 19 at 6:30 pm...more

    Vitamins Supplements: What Works & What Doesn’t with Dr. Krystal

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    August 21, 2014

    Overwhelmed by the towering shelves of vitamin and mineral supplements in the grocery store?

    There are so many options that sound great, but there are also so many questions: Which ones...more

    Summer Dance 2014

    Presented by The Stevan Grebel Center for Dance and Alabama Youth Ballet Company (AYBC)

    June 2 - August 22, 2014

    Grebel Dance will host its Summer Programs for ages 3 and up. A variety of classes are designed for different levels and are taught by a team of talented instructors. There are many things to do...more

    Self–Defense for Women with Det. Juan Rodriquez, Homewood Police Dept.

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    August 23, 2014

    The best way — in fact the only way — to prepare yourself to fight off an attacker is to take a self-defense class. Join us as Detective Juan Rodriquez, of the Homewood Police Dept.,...more

    Photography Class: Walking Class-Water Features

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 23, 2014

     This class will start with a short - 15 minutes - presentation in the classroom, then proceed to the various garden water features to actually experiment and experience different techniques:...more

    Haiku Workshop

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch

    August 23, 2014

    Release your inner poet and attend a free haiku workshop in Central Library's first floor conference room. Terri French, the Southeast region coordinator for the Haiku Society of America, will...more

    Write Club: James Braziel and Tina Mozelle Braziel

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    August 23, 2014

    James Braziel and Tina Mozelle Braziel will present "Creating Character Voice in Fiction and Poetry."

    Write Club, the library's monthly forum for amateur writers, will...more

    Intimacy In Marriage Conference

    Presented by Shades Mountain Baptist Church at Shades Mountain Baptist Church

    August 22 - August 23, 2014

    August 22-23, 2014 | Student Building
    Begins Friday, August 22 at 6:30 pm.
    Saturday Men's Breakfast at 8:00 am.
    Couples attending this conference will be given the tools...more

    The Art of Being Human

    Presented by Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center at Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center

    August 23 - August 24, 2014

    Living as if each moment were fresh and new, renouncing warfare with self and other, feeling the strength of one’s being, the tenderness of one’s heart – these are some of the...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Sun Mountain

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 24, 2014

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide...more

    RELAXED, CREATIVE, PRODUCTIVE Adult Afternoon Painting Class

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery

    August 4 - August 25, 2014

    Relaxed Studio Class. No experience necessary! Beginners to Advanced Welcome. Personalized attention given. You chose the subject, Lynn will help you with drawing and painting...more

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