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    Beginner Belly Dance - specializing in ATS format

    Presented by The Dance Foundation at The Dance Foundation, Birmingham

    January 5 - December 15, 2017

    Beginner bellydance class in American Tribal style.These classes include basic movements, group formations, posture and positive body awareness, zils (finger cymbals) and music! Each class will cover movements from our slow and fast tempo vocabulary, stretching and finger cymbal instruction. Some Info about American Tribal Style Bellydance: American Tribal Style belly dance's movements are ...more


    Glue Gun Gang: Super Pretty Switch Plates

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 26, 2017

    Hand-sew a great Valentine's gift for yourself or someone else! 

    Adults only. 

    RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. 

    Theatre Conference Room


    UAB Graduate School's Discoveries in the Making "Coffee Break"

    Presented by University of Alabama at Birmingham

    March 26, 2017

    Join us at The Abbey Coffee Shop as we discuss this exciting research at UAB: Mary Katherine Osborn Ray "Eating Behaviors & Obesity"

     


    American Policies on Economics, Tax, and Social Welfare

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Levite Jewish Community Center, Birmingham

    March 6 - March 27, 2017

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents AMERICAN POLICIES ON ECONOMICS, TAX AND BUDGET, AND SOCIAL WELFARE with instructor Adamu (A.K.) Shauku, Professor of Political Science, UAB.  Candidates...more

    Dale Carnegie Free Preview

    Presented by Dale Carnegie Training

    March 27, 2017

    Every day, in over 80 countries around the world, thousands of people are finding the courage, enthusiasm and communication skills they need to prosper in challenging economic times. The Dale...more

    Downloadable Device Training

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

    March 27, 2017

    Participants will be introduced to the digital library and how to download E-books and audiobooks onto various devices.


    Jump Start Your Job Search with Andrea Wilson Woods

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    March 7 - March 28, 2017

    Jump Start Your Job Search with Andrea Wilson Woods Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 102 (Lower Level) Andrea Wilson Woods is...more

    Basic Crochet

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

    January 17 - March 28, 2017

    Whether you are just learning how to crochet or need a refreshers course, join in and learn all the basic techniques of crochet and have fun while you learn.


    Alabama History from the Words of Alabama Authors

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Vestavia Hills Civic Center & Wald Park, Vestavia Hills

    March 7 - March 28, 2017

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents ALABAMA HISTORY FROM THE WORDS OF ALABAMA AUTHORS.  

    March 7: Jerry Armor, author of A Home For  Wayward Boys: The Early History of the...more

    Antiques

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    February 21 - March 28, 2017

    Explore the world of antiques and culture with an exciting new series taught by veteran instructor Daniel Brooks. Join fellow antiquarians as the Samford Antiques Class marks Brooks' 30th...more

    Zentangle Dr Seuss Garden

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    March 28, 2017

    Select one of Dr Seuss' inspirational quotes or bring your favorite!  We will add some Seuss-like flowers with some Zentangle patterns, then some bright colors to our...more

    Complimentary Preview for Leadership and Communications Training

    Presented by Dale Carnegie Training

    March 28, 2017

    Every day, in over 80 countries around the world, thousands of people are finding the courage, enthusiasm and communication skills they need to prosper in challenging economic times. The Dale...more

    LIVING SMALL: Exhibit

    Presented by Alabama Center for Architecture and AIA Birmingham at Alabama Center for Architechure, Birmingham

    March 9 - March 31, 2017

    OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, March 9th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Alabama Center for Architecture.
    Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
    FREE.

    Housing is one of the...more

    Brain Awareness Week

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    March 27 - March 31, 2017

    Brain Awareness Week is a worldwide celebration of the brain that brings together scientists, families, schools, and communities. Join UAB staff and graduate students for a chance to dissect...more

    Lettering for Cards, Journals, and Painting

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    March 31, 2017

    Love the look of calligraphy, but find it intimidating?  We will use brush markers to create some easier to do lettering!  Great for cards, journals and canvases!


    Self–Defense for Women with Det. Juan Rodriquez

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 1, 2017

    Self-Defense for Women with Detective Juan Rodriquez, Owner of Summit Training Academy

    Saturday, April 1, at 9:30 a.m. in the Large Auditorium...more

    Discover Your North Node - Soul Purpose With Vision Boards

    Presented by Natural Forces Studio at Birmingham Yoga, Birmingham

    April 1, 2017

    Join us in this very informative Astrology workshop to help you discover more about your purpose.  

    In this workshop you will:

    • Discover what a North Node...more

    Awesome Arts Workshop for Women

    Presented by Southern Girl Antics at Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO), Birmingham

    April 1, 2017

    "Self Care for Sister Resisters" Awesome Arts Workshop for Women! 

    Spend the day of re-energizing, re-connecting, re-engaging, and re-juvenating you mind body and spirit with...more

    Mac 101

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

    April 3, 2017

    Do you need to learn the basics of a Mac?  Learn how to personalize the computer, use the finder, change system preferences and more. Call Bethany at 205-978-4679...more

    Zentangle Cross Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    April 4, 2017

    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 create a...more

    Money Matters Workshop – Saving Through Tax Refunds

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

    April 5, 2017

    It’s never too late to start building a better understanding of your personal finances and begin developing a plan for the future. To assist you in this endeavor, the Birmingham Public Library...more

    Facebook 101

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

    April 5, 2017

    Have questions about Facebook?  Come get answers and learn great tips on navigating the social networking site. Call Bethany at 205-978-4679 to register. Classes take...more

    Teen Poetry Workshop

    Presented by Homewood Public Library and Birmingham Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 6, 2017

    Teen Poetry Writing Workshop

    Thursday, April 6, at 4 p.m. in Room 101 (Lower Library Level)

    Join Ashley Jones, local poet and creative writing...more

    Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture

    Presented by Birmingham-Southern College at Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham

    April 6, 2017

    Birmingham-Southern College will host Nora Naranjo Morse, an award-winning sculptor, writer, and producer of film that looks at the continuing social changes within Pueblo Indian culture as part...more

    Beginning Quilting

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

    April 7, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Beautiful and Fascinating Italy

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Levite Jewish Community Center, Birmingham

    April 7, 2017

    Presenter:  Andrea Traina

    Andrea is a native of Italy and shares photos of his native land as well as its history.  He shares fascinating information about the Mafia and its...more

    Beautiful & Fascinating Italy

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham and Levite Jewish Community Center at Levite Jewish Community Center, Birmingham

    April 7, 2017

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents Beautiful and Fascinating Italy with Mr. Andrea Traina. 
    Andrea is a native of Italy and will share photos of his native land as well as its...more

    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy – How to Read and Interpret Maps of the Southeastern United States

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

    April 8, 2017

    Do old maps enchant or intimidate you? Do the symbols intrigue or confuse you? This hands-on workshop explores the symbols and mapping conventions used on 19th and early 20th century maps to tell...more

    Mixed Media Canvas Workshop

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    April 8, 2017

    In this one day workshop we will use mixed media to create a 12" x 12" canvas.  Bring some personal items to make it a memory board! We will throw in a little stenciling, radio tubes and...more

    Purl at the Plaza

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    April 8, 2017

    Knitters, crocheters, sewers, weavers, crafters welcome! Brighten up your stash with some new spring projects!


    A Patron's Guide to Birmingham Arts

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    February 20 - April 10, 2017

    The dean of Samford's School of the Arts teaches on subjects related to upcoming Birmingham arts events.? Special guests provide an inside perspective on the arts and how to make the most of each...more

    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    April 10, 2017

    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 wide...more

    Intro to 3D Printing

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

    April 10, 2017

    Are you curious about 3D printing and all you can do with it? This class is the perfect introduction. You’ll also learn how the Makerbot works as well as the basics of finding and preparing...more

    Genealogy 101 - Jump Into the Gene Pool: Genetics and Your Family History

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 11, 2017

    Genealogy 101 - Jump Into the Gene Pool: Genetics and Your Family History

    Tuesday, April 11, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 101 (Lower Level) ...more

    Zentangle Cross Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    April 11, 2017

    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 create a...more

    Apple Mobile Devices with Tech Ease

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

    April 11, 2017

    A Certified Apple Consultant answers your questions about Apple mobile products including iPhones, iPads and Macbooks. Registration is not required and everyone is welcome. Class takes place in...more

    UAB Graduate School's Discoveries in the Making

    Presented by University of Alabama at Birmingham at Ghost Train Brewing Company, Birmingham

    April 11, 2017

    Join us as at Ghost Train Brewing Company as we discuss exciting research at UAB: Avantika Naidu on Stroke Treatment


    3D Printing Open Lab

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

    April 13, 2017

    See the 3D printers in action and get your printing questions answered. The open lab will also offer tips for best practices to achieve a successful print from your model. Registration is not...more

    English Conversation Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    April 6 - April 13, 2017

    Informal English practice for speakers of other languages.


    Watercolor: Sketchbook to Studio with Iain Stewart

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham

    April 14 - April 15, 2017

    Explore the medium of watercolor in a relaxing and creative environment. Award-winning watercolorist Iain Stewart will focus on bringing your creativity to light and dispelling the myth that...more

    Teen Sushi Class

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 18, 2017

    Teen Sushi Class

    Tuesday, April 18, at 6 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Love sushi? Learn how to make your own sushi rolls at home! All supplies...more

    ESL: Evening English for Intermediate

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    January 31 - April 18, 2017

    Prerequisite: Evening English Basics for Beginners This course teaches intermediate reading, writing, listening, speaking and pronunciation skills.


    ESL: Pronunciation for Professionals

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    January 31 - April 18, 2017

    This pronunciation course is for proficient English speakers who want to continue to improve their skills.


    Zentangle Organics and Color

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    April 4 - April 18, 2017

    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 wide...more

    Pinterest Basics

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

    April 18, 2017

    Do you like to save great ideas and tips for later use? Do you love to organize? You will love Pinterest, the world’s online catalog of ideas. Learn how to “pin” pictures, videos and other...more

    ESL: Evening English Basics for Beginners

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    January 31 - April 20, 2017

    This course teaches basic reading, writing, listening, speaking and pronunciation skills.


    Capstone Course

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    March 2 - April 20, 2017

    This is the capstone course for those seeking the photography certificate and have completed all the core and elective courses. A student will be required to enroll one time in this course, even...more

    Art for Teens

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    March 9 - April 20, 2017

    In this six week class, students in grades 7-12 will explore clay by hand building and wheel throwing. Students will also take a still life from drawing to acrylic painting.


    Teens Engineer BHM

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

    January 26 - April 20, 2017

    Students will work weekly with faculty and student mentors from UAB School of Engineering to learn early engineering principles and concepts through the programming and use of microcomputers and...more

    Meditation for Creative Life

    Presented by Anne Markham Bailey at

    March 16 - April 20, 2017

    Six week series on Thursday nights 6-7:30 pm. This class combines mindfulness meditation and body awareness practice. We explore the flexible mind as the basis of creative life. Together we open...more

    Tailoring Techniques

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

    April 21, 2017

    Ms. Nona continues her series on classic tailoring techniques. This class is limited to those who have attended previous classes in the series or who have prior tailoring experience.


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