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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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    Red Diamond Lecture Series: Mario Buatta

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 3, 2014

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


    Purpose & Pizza

    Presented by Multicultural & Diversity Programs at UAB at The Edge of Chaos, Birmingham

    October 3, 2014

    Purpose & Pizza is free and open to the public. The speaker is Jon Hoadly

    Topic: Gay Men and Masculinity: American Society and US Politics

    Jon Hoadley is the President and...more

    Kidz Kitchen with Hello Kitty

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    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, Birmingham

    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, Columbiana

    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), Birmingham

    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, Birmingham

    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

    Keyboarding Class

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

    October 6, 2014

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


    Basic PC Class

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

    October 6, 2014

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


    Ongoing Yoga Classes: All Levels

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

    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, Birmingham

    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

    Basic Internet Class

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

    October 7, 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.


    Teen Writing Group

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

    October 8, 2014

    Come to the Teen Writing Group to get feedback on your work and give advice to fellow authors!


    Pallet Party

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

    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), Birmingham

    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, Birmingham

    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, Birmingham

    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, Birmingham

    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

    10th Annual Barber Vintage Festival

    Presented by Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Barber Motorsports Park at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Birmingham

    October 10 - October 12, 2014

     The 10TH Annual Barber Vintage Festival is three days of motorcycle entertainment.  It features a variety of events including vintage motorcycle road racing, vintage...more

    Creepy Creations

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    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, Birmingham

    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, Birmingham

    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, Birmingham

    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

    E-Mail

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

    October 13, 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

    E-Mail: Job Links

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

    October 13, 2014

    Join us in this workshop as we learn how to response to Job Alerts, through E-mail.  Prerequisite includes having taken Basic Internet. You must have E-mail address.


    Spiritual Leader Lama Deshek Lecture on the Dalai Lama

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

    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), Birmingham

    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, Hoover

    October 14, 2014

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


    Word Basic 2010

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

    October 14, 2014

    Learn basic skills of word processing.


    Access 2013 for Data Miners and Report Writers

    Presented by ThinkData Solutions, Inc at Innovation Depot, Birmingham

    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, Birmingham

    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), Birmingham

    October 17, 2014

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


    Neuroscience Cafe: Brain tumors and glial biology

    Presented by Hoover Public Library and University of Alabama at Birmingham at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    October 20, 2014

    Presented by the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, Professor Harald Sontheimer, Ph.D, and Professor Burt Nabors, M.D, will discuss brain tumors and glial biology.


    Basic PC Class

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

    October 20, 2014

    Come join us for this amazing class and learn basic computer skills! 


    Keyboarding Class

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

    October 20, 2014

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


    Just How Do I Turn This Darn Thing On!

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

    October 7 - October 21, 2014

    This computer class will teach basic computer terms, computer hardware, and storage. Instructor: Diane Blaylock. Registration is required. 


    Reynolds Lecture

    Presented by UAB Historical Collections at The Edge of Chaos, Birmingham

    October 21, 2014

    Scott D. Swank, DDS, FACD, Curator of the National Museum of Dentistry and Assistant Professor, Dental Public Health, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School, University of Maryland...more

    Science Café: Attention! Changing the Way Your Brain Processes Information

    Presented by McWane Science Center at John's City Diner, Birmingham

    October 21, 2014

    “Be prepared” is the scouting motto.  But it applies to your brain, too!  We will talk about how your brain prepares itself to weed out irrelevant information to get to the...more

    Presentation & Charting Best Practices

    Presented by ThinkData Solutions, Inc at Innovation Depot, Birmingham

    October 21, 2014

     The newest version of one of our most popular courses. Excel Charting and PowerPoint covers best practices in building PowerPoint presentations. Discover the ways to make chart data...more

    Cover Letter Workshop

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

    October 21, 2014

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

    Job Searching Tips

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

    October 21, 2014

    This workshop will build on the skills learned in Job Searching. Participants will find resume templates and advice. Learn how to post resumes on online job sites. Learn how to fill out online job...more

    TEDx Birmingham / Design Salon

    Presented by Design Week Birmingham

    October 21, 2014

    At this special TEDxBirminghamSalon we'll feature a curated list of TED Talks around design topics, and provide an opportunity to discuss these ideas worth spreading with others. Note: there...more

    Andrew Freear - Rural Studio Lecture

    Presented by Design Week Birmingham and Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    October 22, 2014

    Andrew Freear is the Director and Wiatt Professor at Auburn University Rural Studio, an internationally recognized design-build program in Newbern, Alabama.  The Rural Studio is a hands-on...more

    Financing, Lending Sources and Credit - Presented by Renasant Bank

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Pratt City Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    October 23, 2014

    Financing, Lending Sources and Credit
    Jarvis Morehead, Vice President, Renasant Bank Relationship Banker

    A Representative from Renasant Bank discusses financing, lending...more

    Figure Drawing with Andy Jordan

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    September 18 - October 23, 2014

    Space One Eleven is offering a six week figure drawing class led by artist Andy Jordan, 2011 recipient of the Glenda Knight Keyes Prize for Outstanding Talent and Salutatorian of the 2013...more

    Adobe Workshop / Photoshop for Designers

    Presented by Design Week Birmingham at SocialVenture, Birmingham

    October 23, 2014

    Hosted by  Adobe &  American Institute of Graphic Arts Birmingham Chapter

    Adobe Certified Instructor Kevin Stohlmeyer presents the latest innovations to improve productivity...more

    IIDA Tour - N.E. Miles Jewish Day School

    Presented by Design Week Birmingham

    October 23, 2014

    Hosted by International Interior Design Association

    Led by Stephanie Pope of Davis Architects, IIDA Alabama Chapter welcomes you to tour the renovated N. E. Miles Jewish Day School....more

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