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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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    Excel Basic

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

    September 22, 2014

    Come join us at the Birmingham Library for this exciting spreadsheet class.  
    Prerequisites include Microsoft Word.


    ArtBreak: La Dolce Vita: 19th-Century Artists in Italy

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 23, 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 Crochet

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

    August 5 - September 23, 2014

    If you are a beginner this class will be perfect for you. This fun class teaches you basic crochet stitches and much more. Joan Black, instructor. 


    Bank On Birmingham Snack & Learn Financial Education Event

    Presented by Bank On Birmingham at North Birmingham Regional Library (BPL)

    September 23, 2014

    At the Snack & Learn Events, we will discuss the opportunities, challenges and pitfalls we all face in our financial lives. We will present some ways to potentially avoid the pitfalls and...more

    Excel Advanced

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

    September 23, 2014

    Come join us at the Birmingham Library for this exciting spreadsheet class!  Prerequisites include Microsft Word.


    Creative Catalog Performed by Sanspointe Dance Company

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library and Sanspointe Dance Company at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch

    September 24, 2014

    Sanspointe Dance Company presents "Creative Catalog," dances inspired by library experiences that anyone can relate to. Come see the spirit of this year's reading programs brought to...more

    Active Living @ Your Library

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Five Points West Regional Library (BPL)

    September 10 - September 24, 2014

    The Active Living participants will enjoy movies, learn new skills, take field trips and create beautiful crafts. Light refreshments will be provided. 

    Scheduled events:

    9/10...more

    BACHE Visiting Writers' Series: Chantel Acevedo

    Presented by UAB College of Arts and Sciences at UAB - Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall

    September 24, 2014

    Chantel Acevedo has received many awards for her fiction, including the Latino International Book Award and an Alabama State Council on the Arts Literature Fellowship. A Cuban-American born and...more

    Author Talk “Conifers in the Landscape – A Native Son Returns” Speaker: Tom Cox,

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    September 25, 2014

    Cox will be signing books after the presentation. Books will be available for purchase at the event or in Leaf n Petal at the Gardens before the event.


    Free Adult Computer Classes

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Five Points West Regional Library (BPL)

    September 4 - September 25, 2014

    The Five Points West will be sponsoring free adult computer classes. All adults were welcome. Registration is required.

    Scheduled classes:

    9/4/2014 Thur Microsoft Word...more

    You Should Know: Voting Rights

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Powderly Branch Library (BPL)

    September 25, 2014

    Staff from the Community Law Office, Jefferson County Public Defenders Office, and Jefferson County Circuit Clerk's Office will be on hand to discuss restoration of voting rights,...more

    Joining Love and Power, Tibetan Buddhism and the Civil Rights movement

    Presented by Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center at UAB - Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall

    September 25, 2014

    The Dalai Lama of Tibet has a unique profile on the world stage at this time, exemplifying leadership that joins power and love, as Martin Luther King described it. This lecture looks at the Dalai...more

    Join the Fight Against Poverty: Free training + information event

    Presented by RESULTS at YWCA Birmingham

    September 25, 2014

    Want better opportunities for your children? Want to stand up and really do something for the most vulnerable? Ever thought about being an activist but don't know how?

    In the great...more

    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff

    September 27, 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

    Zentangle Dangles - Christmas Card Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff

    September 27, 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! Within Zentangle...more

    Autumn at Moss Rock Preserve

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    September 27, 2014

    With the golden light and plants revealing their fall color, autumn is a beautiful time of the year to visit Moss Rock Preserve. One of the most fascinating natural areas in the Birmingham region,...more

    Autumn at Moss Rock Preserve

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    September 27, 2014

     With the golden light and plants revealing their fall color, autumn is a beautiful time of the year to visit Moss Rock Preserve. One of the most fascinating natural areas in the Birmingham...more

    An Introduction to Aromatherapy

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

    September 28, 2014

    People commonly think that "aromatherapy" refers to anything that smells good, like scented candles, potpourri, and perfumes. When actually, the term "aromatherapy" refers to...more

    Creative Welding at Sloss

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

    September 27 - September 28, 2014

    No experience necessary! In this workshop you'll learn to make decorative and useful items for your home or garden. The instructor will guide you through all the basic processes you need to...more

    Social Media

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

    September 29, 2014

    Come join for an amazing class on Social Media!!  Class Requirements: Basic Internet Skills.


    ArtBreak: Lit(art)ure 101

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 30, 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

    Bank On Birmingham Snack & Learn Financial Education Event

    Presented by Bank On Birmingham at Community Education South Building

    September 30, 2014

    At the Snack & Learn Events, we will discuss the opportunities, challenges and pitfalls we all face in our financial lives. We will present some ways to potentially avoid the pitfalls and...more

    Red Diamond Lecture Series: Shane Connolly

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    October 2, 2014

    Shane Connolly
    Floral Designer & Author of
    A Year in Flowers

    Learn more about Mr. Connolly at ...more

    Tastebuds: Define Your Style

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    October 2, 2014

    Young enthusiasts join flower magazine Editor Margot Shaw for a fun and inspiring behind the scenes tour and listen while Tastemakers share their spaces, stories, and tips to help you define...more

    Red Diamond Lecture Series: Mario Buatta

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    October 3, 2014

    Mario Buatta
    Designer and Author of Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration


    Kidz Kitchen with Hello Kitty

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    October 4, 2014

    Make Halloween inspired treats that are adorable and delicious!  All ages are welcome.


    Village Creek Canyon

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    October 4, 2014

     Village Creek Canyon, a little-known Freshwater Land Trust property to the west of Birmingham, is distinctive in several ways, not least of which is being the southernmost population of...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

    EDRW - Food Writers Fair

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Avondale Regional Library (BPL)

    October 5, 2014

    Chef Clayton Sherrod of the Lawson State Community College’s Culinary Arts Program and chefs Adam Elliott and Deborah Harris will do a cooking demo of Sherrod’s Bananas Foster. Sherrod...more

    Bank On Birmingham Snack & Learn Financial Education Event

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

    October 6, 2014

    At the Snack & Learn Events, we will discuss the opportunities, challenges and pitfalls we all face in our financial lives. We will present some ways to potentially avoid the pitfalls and...more

    Ongoing Yoga Classes: All Levels

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

    October 7, 2013 - October 7, 2014

    Join us for an all levels yoga practice that will explore rotating themes, always with an emphasis on core control and functional daily movements. Please let your instructor know of any health...more

    EDRW - Urban Homesteading Panel

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

    October 7, 2014

    You can live off the land, even in the middle of the city. This panel of experts will tell you how to get started. Katie Davis of Jones Valley Teaching Farm; Josh Terrell of Hop City; and Sallie...more

    Pallet Party

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Wylam Branch Library (BPL)

    October 8, 2014

    Come create a beautiful painting with the help of artist Cherie Hunt.


    Wood Burning

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

    October 9, 2014

    Discover and explore the world of wood burning. This will be an exciting program so don't miss out. Supplies provided. 


    Would the Buddha Have Marched in 1963?

    Presented by Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center at Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center

    October 9, 2014

    Would the Buddha have Marched in 1963? The Relationship between Meditation and Social Activism

    Social activism and Buddhist inspired meditation have the same motivational basis -...more

    Stephen G. Post: The Power of Compassionate Love

    Presented by Samford University Howard College of Arts and Sciences at Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center - Samford University

    October 9, 2014

    Samford University's Howard College of Arts and Sciences and the university’s Center for Science and Religion will co-host noted author and public intellectual Stephen G. Post for the...more

    Eat Drink Read Write Festival

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library

    October 3 - October 10, 2014

    Birmingham Public Library’s most popular event is back! The Eat Drink Read Write Festival will be held from October 3rd to 10th, 2014 and will feature the area’s best food and beverage...more

    Introduction to Native Plant Conservation (core)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    October 11, 2014

     This course is a general introduction to plant conservation, focusing particularly on Alabama plants. We will cover a broad set of topics, including rarity ranking systems, invasive species,...more

    Recording the City, an Architectural Approach to Sketching in Watercolor

    Presented by AIA Birmingham

    October 10 - October 11, 2014

    Award winning watercolorist and architectural illustrator, Iain Stewart, and his father, Muir Stewart, have designed a 2-day architectural sketchbook workshop to show you the techniques they use...more

    Creepy Creations

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    October 12, 2014

     In this class we will explore the vibrant jewel tones that explode during the fall season. Learn to make a creepy centerpiece using sticks, rocks, dried flowers, vines, cotton, gourds and...more

    Iron & Bronze Casting: Artist Open Studio

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

    October 10 - October 12, 2014

    Artist Open Studios are for artists and others who have some experience casting iron. Participants must attend all three days. Bronze will be cast on Saturday only. Participants are limited to a...more

    Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

    October 11 - October 12, 2014

    In this workshop you'll learn to move between the fire, hammer, and anvil. Using basic blacksmithing tools, you'll learn the techniques used to manipulate steel. Students can expect to...more

    Cast Iron Sculpture for Beginners

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

    October 10 - October 12, 2014

    This workshop is designed for people with no experience in casting but who feel the creative urge to deign and produce their own unique piece of artwork. The class introduces you to the basic...more

    Spiritual Leader Lama Deshek Lecture on the Dalai Lama

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

    October 14, 2014

    To help the public learn more about the Dalai Lama prior to his Birmingham visit in late October, the Birmingham Public Library will host a lecture on the Dalai Lama. Spiritual leader Lama Deshek...more

    Bank On Birmingham Snack & Learn Financial Education Event

    Presented by Bank On Birmingham at Avondale Regional Library (BPL)

    October 14, 2014

    At the Snack & Learn Events, we will discuss the opportunities, challenges and pitfalls we all face in our financial lives. We will present some ways to potentially avoid the pitfalls and...more

    Spanish Conversation Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    October 14, 2014

    Spanish speakers of all levels are invited to practice the language and learn about the culture.


    Access 2013 for Data Miners and Report Writers

    Presented by ThinkData Solutions, Inc at Innovation Depot

    October 14 - October 15, 2014

    If you haven’t had any Access training in a few years, be sure to take the “Overview” for a great refresher. It’s not required but recommended for the best possible...more

    Highlands School Prospective Parent Open House

    Presented by Highlands School

    October 16, 2014

    Highlands School, an Independent School serving students from Preschool through 8th Grade, is hosting an Open House for parents interested in learning more about our programs and our school...more

    Principles of Fall Planting

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    October 16, 2014

     Fall can be the most satisfying planting season of the gardening year. The days are cooler, pests are fewer and watering demands are lower. To make the most of this wonderful season, join...more

    Palette Party

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Powderly Branch Library (BPL)

    October 17, 2014

    Think you have any artistic talent? Join us as you discover your hidden talent and take your painting home with you.


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