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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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    Self–Defense for Women with Det. Juan Rodriquez, Owner of Summit Training Academy

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    November 1, 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, owner of the Summit Training...more

    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    November 2, 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

    Basic PC Class

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

    November 3, 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

    November 3, 2014

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


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

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    November 4, 2014

    Have you been wondering what all you can do with your iPad and iPhone? This workshop, geared towards casual users, will cover topics such as installing and organizing apps, managing passwords,...more

    Basic Internet Class

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

    November 4, 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.


    Excel 2013: Introduction to Macros & Automation

    Presented by ThinkData Solutions, Inc at Innovation Depot, Birmingham

    November 5, 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

    Pinterest Party - Recycled Pallets Christmas Trees

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

    November 6, 2014

    Join Ali Conn Payne and your fellow Pinterest Friends to create projects that functional and fabulous!

    All sessions are Thursday Evenings from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Adult Only...more

    Decorating Your Home for the Holidays

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

    November 6, 2014

    Give your guest something to talk about. Spruce up your home with exciting arrangements bursting with beauty. Instructor: Jamie Reeves


    Access 2013 Overview of Tables, Forms, Queries & Reports

    Presented by ThinkData Solutions, Inc at Innovation Depot, Birmingham

    November 6, 2014

     We consider this a “toolbox” course. To us this means that it shares common information that every user should know about Microsoft Access 2013. This course covers the 4 key...more

    Neuroscience Café: the Reading Brain: Autism, Its Function & Dysfunction with UAB’s Dr. Rajesh Kana

    Presented by Homewood Public Library and UAB School of Health Professions at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    November 6, 2014

    Join us as Dr. Rajesh Kana from UAB’s Department of Psychology discusses brain function and communication ability in children with autism. Dr. Kana will demonstrate how an autistic mind...more

    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy - How to Use Military Records in Family History Research

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

    November 8, 2014

    The Birmingham Public Library has vast resources to help cultivate the family tree. The library’s Tutwiler Collection of Southern History and Literature at the Central Library has been...more

    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy - The Five Civilized Tribes and Native American Genealogy Research

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

    November 8, 2014

    The Birmingham Public Library has vast resources to help cultivate the family tree. The library’s Tutwiler Collection of Southern History and Literature at the Central Library has been...more

    Reality Check - How Bright is Your Future?

    Presented by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Jefferson County Alumnae Chapter

    November 8, 2014

    You don’t want to miss this opportunity!
    Come find out how prepared you are for your future.
    We want to see you @ the YMCA Youth Center!

    Reality Check: Financial...more

    November & Native Americans

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 9, 2014

     We'll learn the story of how a young Native American made a difference. You, too, can make a difference by shaping the world with your bravery, kindness, and unique ideas. Includes a...more

    Wonderful Wreaths

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 9, 2014

     Learn new and exciting techniques for door wreaths that will welcome your holiday visitors with flair. In this class we will learn how to use everyday items you have around the house and...more

    Creative Welding at Sloss

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

    November 8 - November 9, 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

    DIY Zentangle Coasters

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    November 9, 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! We will use basic...more

    Remembering Kristallnacht: Maury Shevin and Author Dr. Dan Puckett

    Presented by Homewood Public Library and Birmingham Holocaust Education Center at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    November 9, 2014

    Join us for a fascinating program featuring Alabama Holocaust Commission members Maury Shevin and Dr. Dan Puckett. Maury Shevin will share recent discoveries from the Birmingham Public Library...more

    Mine Hikes with Gary Bostany

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Birmingham

    November 9, 2014

    Join Vulcan volunteer and mining history buff Gary Bostany and hike Ruffner Mountain's trails; view some of the mining relics, iron-ore crushers, and mine...more

    Cast Iron Bowl-a-Rama

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

    November 10, 2014

    Join the metal arts staff for a night of creative fun! Create your own cast iron bowl. You will be given one of our resin boned sand molds to carve your own design. It's a great way to spend...more

    Reynolds Lecture

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

    November 11, 2014

    Jim Phillips, MA, Alabama/Birmingham Historian will present "Medical Practitioners and Medicines in Early Birmingham, 1871-1915"


    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    November 11, 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

    Claying Around - Basic Hand Building

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    October 22 - November 12, 2014

    Join us for this 4 week class and explore the basics of handbuilding with clay, focusing on good studio practices, and basic construction and techniques. Instructed by Katie Elkins.


    Essentials of Woodworking

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    October 29 - November 12, 2014

     Join us for a multi-part workshop on the ends and outs of working with wood and shop equipment.


    The A, B, C, and D's of Medicare

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

    January 9 - November 13, 2014

    Explanation of the various Parts and Plans of Medicare with the newest rules. Printed materials from the US Government available free of charge.


    Introduction to Pivot Tables in Excel 2013

    Presented by ThinkData Solutions, Inc at Innovation Depot, Birmingham

    November 13, 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

    Planning Sales and Marketing to Increase Revenues

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

    November 14, 2014

    Reflect on revenue in 2014 and hear discussions on various ways to plan for increase revenue in 2015. Join us and learn how to make your marketing efforts more effective.


    Photography Class: Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 8 - November 15, 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 camera,...more

    The Dynamic Autumn Forest

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 15, 2014

    During this class, which includes a field trip, we will explore the fascinating transition of a forest from summer to winter. Topics to be covered range from seed dispersal and conditions...more

    The Dynamic Autumn Forest

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 15, 2014

    During this class, which includes a field trip, we will explore the fascinating transition of a forest from summer to winter. Topics to be covered range from seed dispersal and conditions...more

    Southern Tales: The Lady With All the Answers

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 16, 2014

    Before there was Oprah, before there was Dr. Laura or Judge Judy, there was Ann Landers. For decades, the renowned advice columnist answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused...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

    November 14 - November 16, 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

    Zentangle Dangles - Christmas Card Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    November 16, 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

    Throwing 101

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    October 19 - November 16, 2014

     Learn the basics of throwing on a wheel in a relaxed enviroment, instructed by Joel Shaw


    Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

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

    November 15 - November 16, 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

    November 14 - November 16, 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

    Fun Fall Cooking With Chef "E"

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

    November 18, 2014

    Exciting new dishes for football parties and fall cooking. Chef "E" has fun ideas that will help you make a touchdown with your meal.


    Science Café: The Science of Meteorolgoy

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

    November 18, 2014

    SPEAKER: J.P. Dice, Meteorologist, Fox 6

    Join other science geeks (and science novices) for an exciting presentation, lively discussion and a little science trivia at the Birmingham...more

    Spanish Conversation Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    November 18, 2014

    All Spanish fluency levels are welcome to come practice and hone their language skills.


    The A, B, C's of Medicare

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    November 18, 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

    AOPA ASI Safety Seminar "Real World Weather"

    Presented by Birmingham Aero Club at Southern Museum of Flight, Birmingham

    November 18, 2014

    Weather is the single biggest variable in flying. It can turn a long-awaited vacation into a long wait at the FBO, a quick two-hour flight into a tedious four-hour slog, or a...more

    Family Yoga Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 3 - November 19, 2014

    Enjoy this unique opportunity for healthy fun with the family in the gardens. These classes encourage kids and families to explore and develop mind, body and being as they learn and practice...more

    DivorceCare at Inverness Vineyard Church

    Presented by Inverness Vineyard Church

    September 7 - November 19, 2014

    Divorce & Recovery Support Group - time-tested, well-respected national curriculum

    We welcome you to a safe place to heal...with people who care.

    There will be 13 dynamic...more

    Self-Employed & Small Business Tax Workshop - Presented by Renasant Bank

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

    November 20, 2014

    Self-Employed & Small Business Tax Workshop
    Judy Allen, United Way

    This program will prepare you for the 2015 Tax Season and help you to understand what you need to...more

    Free Adult Computer Classes

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

    November 3 - November 20, 2014

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


    Author Skype: Jennie Fields

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    November 20, 2014

    Skype with the author of The Age of Desire, Jennie Fields. Fields' Skype session is a unique opportunity for library patrons to interact with an author in a small group setting.


    Feng Shui for Life Improvement with Katie Rogers: Romantic & Healthy Bedrooms

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    November 20, 2014

    Some feng shui experts consider the bedroom the most important room of the home! Think about it: we spend about a third of our life in there.

    A good feng shui bedroom is one that promotes...more

    Let the Hunger Games Begin

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    November 21, 2014

    Represent Districts 1-12 at our fun-filled Hunger Games party with games, challenges and lots of prizes. Registration begins November 3. Grades 6-12


    Jewelry Making

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

    November 21, 2014

    Design your very own jewelry to take with you.


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