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    Carolina Shag, Swing, Steppin' Social Dance Classes and Parties

    Presented by Rhythm N Motion at Rhythm N Motion Dance, Hoover

    September 5, 2013 - December 25, 2015

    Group Classes and social dance parties for dance styles such as Carolina Shag, West Coast Swing, Steppin'. and other swing styles. Monthly classes and dance parties.

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    Job Search Tips with Jack Norris

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 7, 2015

    Local career counselor, Jack Norris, presents a program which will cover a variety of topics related to the job search process, including resume building; interviewing skills; networking; and,...more

    Sloss Furnace Presents A Sense of Place: Like It Ain't Never Passed: Life in Sloss Quarters

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    July 7, 2015

    Between 1900 and 1950, Sloss Furnaces maintained company houses throughout Birmingham’s industrial district. Sloss Quarters, the 48 houses adjacent to City Furnaces were designed specifically...more

    Escape Your Town with Brandon Smith

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Woodlawn Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    July 7, 2015

    Have you ever wanted to escape Birmingham for a day? Experience something unique and inspiring? And not spend a fortune? If so, you will want to attend this program in which travel enthusiast...more

    Excel 2010 Basic Part 1

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

    July 7, 2015

    Public Computer Services trainers will introduce participants to Microsoft Excel 2010. Registrants will learn skills to create, edit, format, and other basic features and applications of...more

    Excel 2010 Basic Part 2

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

    July 7, 2015

    This class serves as a continuation of Part 1 of the basic class, focusing on basic features and applications of Microsoft Excel 2010.

     


    DIY Zentangle Coasters

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    July 7, 2015

    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! We will use basic...more

    Lunch and Learn: The Terrific Trio!

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 8, 2015

    Compost, soil and mulch - unearth what they are and how to use them properly.


    Passport to Imagination: Travel Memory

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 8, 2015

    Join us on an imaginary road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids' crafts at each stop. Today's craft: Travel Memory Game. $5.00 per session or 3 for $12. Supplies...more

    Teen Time Presents: Paint and Pizza

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

    July 9, 2015

    Local artist Cherie Hunt will provide step-by-step instructions for you to complete your very own canvas masterpiece. It's time for you to unmask the artist in you. Limited space; registration...more

    Unmask the Artist in You with Cherie Hunt

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

    July 9, 2015

    Local artist, Cherie Hunt, will provide step-by-step instructions for participants to complete their very own canvas masterpiece.


    Creative Gas Welding with Julie Carpenter

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    July 8 - July 9, 2015

    Sign up quick, this is one of our most popular classes taught by the awesome Julie Carpenter. Learn how to build creatively with steel. You will learn how to weld the traditional way using an...more

    ABC & D's of Medicare

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    June 11 - July 9, 2015

    If you have questions about the various Medicare choices, please attend one of the community information sessions held at Springville Road the 2nd Thursday of every month. Karen Haiflich of...more

    Summer Theatre Explorations Camp

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

    July 6 - July 10, 2015

    Entering 6th-12th Graders
    Study the art of live acting through voice, movement, theatrical improvisation and scene work. No acting experience is required.
    Fee: $225
    Mon-Fri, 9:00...more

    Hero Quilts

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    July 10, 2015

    This will be an interactive workshop that explores the African American tradition of quilt making. Participants will create a quilt square using an applique technique to highlight their own...more

    Passport to Imagination: Faux Stained Glass

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 10, 2015

    Join us on an imaginary road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids' crafts at each stop. Today's craft: Faux Stained Glass. $5.00 per session or 3 for $12. Supplies...more

    Seasonal Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 11, 2015

    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

    Self–Defense for Teen Girls with Det. Juan Rodriquez

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 11, 2015

    The best way to prepare yourself to fight off an attacker is to take a self-defense class. Join us as Detective Juan Rodriquez, owner of Summit Training Academy, teaches you how to size up a...more

    Homeschooling Workshop

    Presented by Birmingham Homeschoolers Community and Essential Church School at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    July 11, 2015

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

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

    Kids Club: Foam Printing

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 11, 2015

    They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in.

    Class Type: Kids
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    Mixed Media Canvas Workshop

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    July 11, 2015

    In this one day workshop we will use mixed media to create a 12" x 12" canvas with a Steam Punk theme or bring some personal items to make it a memory board! We will throw in a little stenciling,...more

    Art Histories & Mysteries: Intrigue at the MoMA

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    July 12, 2015

    Learn about the women who founded the Museum of Modern Art and how their legacies are in jeopardy. FREE. Call 205-444-7840 for more information. Talk will be held in the Theatre Level Meeting...more

    Sculpture Pottery Class with Nelson Grice

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

    June 22 - July 13, 2015

    Professional Potter - Nelson Grice - Will lead the class through the process of transferring clay into a work of art. Visit his website: www.nelsongriceart.com Turn a block of clay into a work of...more

    Word 2010 Basic Part 1

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

    July 13, 2015

    This Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 training class is designed for students new to working with Microsoft Word in Windows. Students will learn to create, edit, and format Microsoft Word...more

    Word 2010 Basic Part 2

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

    July 13, 2015

    This class serves as a continuation of Part 1 of the basic class, focusing on basic features and applications of Microsoft Word 2010.

     


    Passport to Imagination: Crayon and Watercolor Paiting

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 13, 2015

    Join us on an imaginary road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids' crafts at each stop. Today's craft: Crayon and Watercolor Painting. $5.00 per session or 3 for $12....more

    Zentangle 3D Star Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    July 13, 2015

    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!  In this 2-hour...more

    CODING FOR GIRLS

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 14, 2015

    This new club is geared towards empowering girls Grades 6-12 who are interested in the computer science field.  Navigate through the maze of coding with the experience...more

    Toby Richards, Artist-In-Residence, Birmingham Museum of Art

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    July 14, 2015

    Shibori is a Japanese term for several methods of dyeing cloth with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing, or capping it. Learn the history of shibori, discuss different...more

    Basic PC

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

    July 14, 2015

    Participants will be introduced to the computer, basic PC terms, components, hardware, peripherals, desktop features, and other applications. 


    Keyboarding

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

    July 14, 2015

    Public Computer Services trainers will show participants basics of working with the computer keyboard and the mouse.

     


    Unmask the Artist in You with Cherie Hunt

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

    July 15, 2015

    Local artist, Cherie Hunt, will provide step-by-step instructions for participants to complete their very own canvas masterpiece.


    Hunger Games

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

    July 15, 2015

    The odds will be ever in your favor when you join Dynamic Education Adventures to explore the science of survival through the eyes of Katniss Everdeen. Participants will make Mockingjay pins as...more

    Passport to Imagination: Pinchpot Monster

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 15, 2015

    Join us on an imaginary road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids' crafts at each stop. Today's craft: Pinchpot Monster. $5.00 per session or 3 for $12. Supplies...more

    BUILD THROW FIRE! Thursday Evening Adult Throwing Class

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

    June 11 - July 16, 2015

    Six-weeks pottery class- majority wheel throwing with some hand building

    Learn pottery techniques through productively working; on the wheel or through hand-built pieces

    Learn new...more

    Unmask the Artist in You with Cherie Hunt

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

    July 16, 2015

    Local artist, Cherie Hunt, will provide step-by-step instructions for participants to complete their very own canvas masterpiece.


    Hunger Games

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Ensley Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    July 16, 2015

    The odds will be ever in your favor when you join Dynamic Education Adventures to explore the science of survival through the eyes of Katniss Everdeen. Participants will make Mockingjay pins as...more

    What's Inside the Costume Box? Summer Camp

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

    June 8 - July 17, 2015

    Entering Kindergarteners

    A trunk filled with costumes and creative artifacts reveals the day’s adventure!
    Fee: $160

    Mon-Fri, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Choose one or...more

    Unmask the Artist in You with Cherie Hunt

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

    July 17, 2015

    Local artist Cherie Hunt will provide step-by-step instructions for participants to complete their very own canvas masterpiece. Limited space. Registration required.


    Passport to Imagination: Tissue Paper Art

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 17, 2015

    Join us on an imaginary road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids' crafts at each stop. Today's craft: Tissue Paper Art. $5.00 per session or 3 for $12. Supplies...more

    Junior Master Gardener

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 18, 2015

    The Junior Master Gardener program is an international youth gardening program of the university cooperative Extension network. JMG engages children in novel, “hands-on” group and...more

    Acting Classes

    Presented by All The Way Entertainment, Inc. at Birmingham Festival Theatre, Birmingham

    June 27 - July 18, 2015

    Theatre Acting Workshop at Birmingham Festival Theatre. 4 hrs.total on June 27th - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Method Acting Classes at Southside Library is 1 1/2 on June 27th, July 11th, & July...more

    Woodward – The Short Railroad that Built a Long Company in Birmingham

    Presented by Mid-South Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society

    July 18, 2015

    Woodward – The Short Railroad that Built a Long Company by John Stewart.  Come and learn about the Woodward Iron Company’s Railroad, as well as the company and some of its...more

    Kids Club: Minion Project

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 18, 2015

    Drop in. Take home a completed project. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up, supplies included. 

    Class Type: Kids
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    Zentangle Dangles Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    July 18, 2015

    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 there...more

    Zentangle Art Camp Ages 12 and up

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    July 13 - July 18, 2015

    Why should just the kiddos have all the summer camp fun?!?  Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is fun, relaxing, and anyone can use...more

    Unmask the Artist in You with Cherie Hunt

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Inglenook Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    July 20, 2015

    Local artist Cherie Hunt will provide step-by-step instructions for participants to complete their very own canvas masterpiece. Limited space. Registration required.


    Basic Internet

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

    July 20, 2015

    Public Computer Services trainers will introduce participants to the history of the Internet, how to access and surf the Web, what web browsers are, what search engines are available, and basic...more

    Internet Safety

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

    July 20, 2015

    Public Computer Services trainers will show participants tips, strategies, skills, and mindset needed to protect themselves, their computers, and their privacy when accessing and connected to the...more

    Passport to Imagination: Fringed Bell Anklet

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 20, 2015

    Join us on an imaginary road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids' crafts at each stop. Today's craft: Fringed Bell Anklet. $5.00 per session or 3 for $12. Supplies...more

    The ABC’s of Medicare

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 21, 2015

    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

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