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    Yoga Fundamentals & Adaptations (YF&A)

    Presented by India Henson Yoga at pH Balanced Fitness, Vestavia Hills

    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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    Technology Tuesdays: Get the Most Out of Your iPad and iPhone!

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 2, 2014

    Have you been wondering what all you can do with your iPad and iPhone? This workshop is geared towards casual users. Topics covered:  installing and organizing apps, managing passwords, tips...more

    Affordable Care Act Enrollment Workshop

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

    December 2, 2014

    Free Affordable Care Act enrollment sessions will be held at various Birmingham Public Library locations November 2014 through January 2015. Trained officials with Birmingham Health Care, a...more

    Access 2013 for Data Miners and Report Writers

    Presented by ThinkData Solutions, Inc at Innovation Depot, Birmingham

    December 2 - December 3, 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

    Learn-Lead (L2) Birmingham Metro

    Presented by C. M. Joseph & Associates

    December 3, 2014

    Learn-Lead is a convenient half-day format web simulcast, that minimizes time and travel costs by bringing the conference experience right to the Birmingham Metro area. Featured speakers include:...more

    Holiday Greenery Workshop

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    December 3, 2014

    Designers: Carol B. Harris and Ricky Whitley, floral designer.

    Come to the Gardens for a morning and watch as Carol decorates areas in Aldridge House and out in the Gardens to show you how...more

    Christmas Craft

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

    December 4, 2014

    Join in and make a Christmas craft for yourself or someone special. Bring a friend and join in on the fun.


    It's a Wonderful Life: Behind the Scenes of the Movie With Dick Segreto, Followed by the Movie

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 4, 2014

    A long time fan of the classic movies, Dick Segreto creates an entertaining, nostalgic, and memorable look at films from the past.  Join us as he goes behind the scenes of one of...more

    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    December 4, 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

    Flow Tactics Teen Poetry Workshop

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library and Real Life Poets at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    May 3 - December 6, 2014

    Flow Tactics Teen Poetry Workshop is held the first Saturday of every month, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, in the Story Castle on the second floor of the Central Library. John Paul Taylor of Real Life Poets,...more

    Christmas Tree Mixed Media on Canvas

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    December 6, 2014

    In this one day workshop we will use mixed media to create a 12 x 16 canvas. We will begin by making a paper collage tree and will add beads, metal pieces and more paper for decoration! Ages 12 +,...more

    American Girl - Girls Just Like Me: Festival of Trees

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 7, 2014

     Celebrate the beauty of the season in The Gardens with American Girl fun! Enjoy crafting with fragrant plant material such as evergreen and cinnamon, a short hike, holiday story, and...more

    Christmas in Dixie Dance Celebration

    Presented by Christmas in Dixie at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Birmingham, Birmingham

    December 5 - December 7, 2014

    A fully-sanctioned, United Country Western Dance Council World's Qualifying Event offering all levels of ProAm and Couples Country Competition and a part of the Country Two Step...more

    Star of Bethlehem Planetarium Show

    Presented by Samford University Howard College of Arts and Sciences

    December 4 - December 7, 2014

    Samford University’s Christenberry Planetarium will present an entirely new “Star of Bethlehem” show Dec. 4-6 at 8:00 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 4:00 p.m.

    Planetarium seating is...more

    Affordable Care Act Enrollment Workshop

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

    December 8, 2014

    Free Affordable Care Act enrollment sessions will be held at various Birmingham Public Library locations November 2014 through January 2015. Trained officials with Birmingham Health Care, a...more

    Affordable Care Act Enrollment Workshop

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at North Avondale Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    December 8, 2014

    Free Affordable Care Act enrollment sessions will be held at various Birmingham Public Library locations November 2014 through January 2015. Trained officials with Birmingham Health Care, a...more

    Excel 2013: Introduction to Macros & Automation

    Presented by ThinkData Solutions, Inc at Innovation Depot, Birmingham

    December 9, 2014

      Do you need a deeper understanding of Macros with Microsoft Excel? You may find that you do a lot of repetitive tasks that can be automated fairly simply by learning how to record macros....more

    Spanish Conversation Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    December 9, 2014

    All Spanish fluency levels are welcome to practice their language skills and to learn more!


    City Center Art

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    September 15 - December 10, 2014

    City Center Art (CCA) is Space One Eleven's after school art program for youth in grades 2 - 8. 

    In addition to studio based...more

    Creating Report Solutions: Excel & Access

    Presented by ThinkData Solutions, Inc at Innovation Depot, Birmingham

    December 10 - December 11, 2014

     Is the only access to the information you have from and through spreadsheets, CSV and tab delimited files? Is this a growing problem for you? Each week or month, do you rebuild the same...more

    Alabama Charcoal

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    September 16 - December 11, 2014

    Alabama Charcoal is Space One Eleven's after school art program for students in grades 9 - 12.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    September 16 – December 11,...more

    Taming the Big Bad Wolf : A Series On Managing Anxiety

    Presented by Housecalls Lecture Series at Hart and Soul Coffee Company, Homewood

    October 30 - December 11, 2014

    This is a 6 session workshop on managing anxiety. We will meet each Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm starting October 30th - December 11th. (We will not meet November 27th). The price covers all 6...more

    Photography Class: Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 6 - December 13, 2014

     This class is designed to introduce the student to basic concepts in photography and digital camera operations including:
    • Image Capture - understanding the light, know your...more

    Mixed Media Workshop - Steam Punk Theme

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    December 13, 2014

    In this one day workshop we will use mixed media to create a 12" x 12" canvas with a Steam Punk theme! We will throw in a little stenciling, radio tubes and assorted other items to...more

    Kitschy Christmas

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 14, 2014

     In this blast from the past class we will take a stroll down memory lane and revisit the soft tones and cheekiness of the 60's. Create small but interesting vignettes throughout the...more

    Iron & Bronze Casting: Artist Open Studio

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

    December 12 - December 14, 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

    Throwing 101

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    October 26 - December 14, 2014

    Join us for a fun, laid back introduction to ceramics and the potters wheel. Class size is kept small, giving you one-on-one time with our skilled instructor. The class is suitable for all skill...more

    Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

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

    December 13 - December 14, 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, Birmingham

    December 12 - December 14, 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

    Seven Threats to Your Family's Security with Jay Greene

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 15, 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

    Introduction to Pivot Tables in Excel 2013

    Presented by ThinkData Solutions, Inc at Innovation Depot, Birmingham

    December 16, 2014

     Do you need a deeper understanding of pivots & data analysis with Microsoft Excel? Learn the best practices so that you spend less time building things that you can automatically...more

    The A, B, C's of Medicare

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 16, 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,...more

    Dance Africa Birmingham

    Presented by Nathifa Dance Company

    October 11 - December 20, 2014

    Dance Africa Birmingham 2014 fall project will start in October and run through December. The classes will cover a variety of African dances and the history associated with the dances. The classes...more

    Adult Contemporary Dance Class

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

    September 2 - December 20, 2014

    September 2 - December 20

    Drop in basis: $10 per class or $142 for the semester

    Adult Contemporary Dance
    Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

    This is an intermediate/advanced...more

    Beginner Adult Contemporary Dance Class

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

    September 2 - December 20, 2014

    September 2 - December 20

    Drop in basis: $10 per class
    Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

    BEGINNING LEVEL
    This beginner-level class, taught by Sara Turney, will focus on...more

    Breakdance / BBoy Hip Hop Private Lessons for Boys

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

    January 8, 2011 - December 31, 2014

    Rhythm N Motion dance is proud to bring Birmingham kids hip hop/bboy breakdance styles for boys! It is cool for boys of all ages to dance and the Vulcan Performers from Rhythm N Motion want to...more

    Private Lessons Dance Ballroom, Carolina Shag, Swing, Latin, Salsa

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

    January 8, 2011 - December 31, 2014

    your instructors want to work with your schedule and can work evenings, day times, weekends, and try to stay flexible to help you dance!

    Choose the styles of dance you want and discuss...more

    Hatha Yoga Class

    Presented by India Henson Yoga at pH Balanced Fitness, Vestavia Hills

    August 29, 2013 - December 31, 2014

    The Integral Yoga approach is taught in an easeful, highly meditative manner. The student is guided to a deep level of physical and mental well-being, vitality, and relaxation, promoting...more

    Mac 101

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    November 3, 2014 - January 2, 2015

    Learn how to maneuver your way around using the Apple Macintosh computer running Mountain Lion OS-X. Sign up sheets are available at the Circulation Desk, however, you may register by calling....more

    Microsoft Excel Part 2 (Advanced)

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    November 19, 2014 - January 5, 2015

    Join us for a class on Microsoft Excel Part 2 (Advanced). 


    Microsoft Excel - Part 1

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    November 18, 2014 - January 5, 2015

    Join us for a lesson on how to use Microsoft Excel.   


    Affordable Care Act Enrollment Workshop

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

    January 5, 2015

    Free Affordable Care Act enrollment sessions will be held at various Birmingham Public Library locations November 2014 through January 2015. Trained officials with Birmingham Health Care, a...more

    iMovie 101

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    December 4, 2014 - January 8, 2015

    iMovie 101 – Learn how to create and edit video using Apple iMovie


    Impressionist Landscape Painting with David Nichols

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    January 10, 2015

     David Nichols' approach to impressionism is to capture the essence of the subject through soft, alluring colors and contrasting light. He will focus on design and composition, how light...more

    Fundatmentals of Mold Making with John Rodgers

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

    January 10, 2015

    Fundamentals of Moldmaking with John Rodgers

    *A One Day short course on mold making with application to pottery and slipcast ceramics.
    *Includes tools of the trade, materials and...more

    A Few of My Favorite Things

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    January 11, 2015

    In this class we will create a tablescape that defines who we are using our favorite containers, favorite flowers and the objects we surround ourselves with. Participants are encouraged to bring a...more

    Resume 101: Learn to Properly Format a Job Resume

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    November 4, 2014 - January 12, 2015

    This resume workshop provides detailed explanations, as well step-by-step processes, for creating an effective resume. This is a hands on workshop designed to help you create a professional resume...more

    Affordable Care Act Enrollment Workshop

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

    January 12, 2015

    Free Affordable Care Act enrollment sessions will be held at various Birmingham Public Library locations November 2014 through January 2015. Trained officials with Birmingham Health Care, a...more

    Apple Mobile Devices

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    December 9, 2014 - January 13, 2015

    Apple Mobile Devices – Learn all about iPad, iPod, and iPhones from the guys from Alabama Tech-Ease.


    Twitter 101

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    December 3, 2014 - January 13, 2015

    Twitter 101 – Learn how to set up and use a Twitter account.


    Introduction to Microsoft Publisher

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    November 11, 2014 - January 14, 2015

    Join us for an Introduction to Microsoft Publisher. We will learn the basics behind this program.   


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