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    Yoga Fundamentals & Adaptations (YF&A)

    Presented by India Henson Yoga at pH Balanced Fitness

    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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    Baby Led Weaning Class

    Presented by Gardendale Martha Moore Public Library at Gardendale–Martha Moore Public Library

    July 24, 2014

    Come to our monthly mommy playdate and learn about Baby Led Weaning while the kiddos play. Already done weaning? No problem! All are welcome at any stage of motherhood and we hope...more

    Summer Art Camp 2014

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven

    June 9 - July 25, 2014

    A variety of one week and two weeklong camps will be held in Space One Eleven's working artist studio in downtown Birmingham.  Campers can paint a masterpiece, build a ceramic sculpture,...more

    Summer Theatre Explorations Camp

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

    July 14 - July 25, 2014

    Full-day camp for entering 6th-9th graders

    In this 2-week camp, students will explore all aspects of theatre. Daily classes will include acting technique, voice and movement, improvisation,...more

    13th Annual Math & Science Day

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

    July 26, 2014

    The Annual Math & Science Day conducted by Kwanzaa Year Round, Science for Kids Ministry, and hosted by the Five Points West Library, 4812 Avenue W, Birmingham, AL, will be held Saturday, July...more

    DAR Membership Application Workshop

    Presented by Lily of the Cahaba Nat'l Soc Daughters of the American Revolution at Hoover Public Library

    July 26, 2014

    A free workshop for women interested in joining the Lily of the Cahaba Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will be held in Meeting Rooms A and B at Hoover Public...more

    Photography Class: Up Close & Personal

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    July 19 - July 26, 2014

     This Class will focus on all aspects of capturing, processing and displaying macro-photographic (extreme close-up) images using the plants, features and environment of the Birmingham...more

    Christmas in July

    Presented by Oak Mountain State Park at Oak Mountain State Park

    July 26, 2014

    Who says we have to wait until December for Christmas? Let's celebrate it in July. Come out to the Campground Pavilion where we will make some ornaments and other Christmas crafts.


    Monday Morning Knitting Club

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

    February 10 - July 28, 2014

    Come join an informal knitting group. First project provided. Beginners welcome.


    Family Yoga

    Presented by Whole Foods Market Birmingham

    July 28, 2014

     We've teamed up with Villager Yoga to bring you a FREE Family Yoga Class! Bring your water bottle and a mat or towel, and join us for this family...more

    Contemporary Dance Summer Series for adults

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

    June 2 - July 29, 2014

    Adult Dancers – this one’s for you!

    Back by popular demand is CDF’s summer contemporary dance series taught by CDF and guest...more

    Cloth Diaper Class

    Presented by Collectively Cloth at Gardendale Civic Center

    May 27 - July 29, 2014

    Why Cloth? Cloth diapering can save parents thousands of dollars and help save the environment. So long are the days of prefolds and pinning. Come out and see what modern cloth diapering is all...more

    Basic Crochet Class

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

    June 2 - July 29, 2014

    If you are a beginner this class will be perfect for you. This fun class teaches you basic crochet stitches and much more. Joan Black, instructor.


    Pet Loss Support Group Sponsored by the Greater Birmingham Humane Society

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    July 29, 2014

    This group provides support for those grieving the loss of their pets. This group will meet for four consecutive weeks on Tuesday evenings.

    Participation in the workshop is free, however...more

    Comedy Writing Classes

    Presented by Positively Funny Inc. at Community Education South Building

    June 11 - July 30, 2014

    Learn to write comedy from the professionals at Positively Funny, Inc. Students learn to write SNL-style sketches starting from scratch. No experience needed. Join in the funny.


    Active Living @ Your Library

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

    July 2 - July 30, 2014

    The Active Living participants will enjoy movies, learn new skills, and create beautiful crafts. Light refreshments will be provided.


    Dress Up and Dance! Summer Camp

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

    June 2 - August 2, 2014

    Half-day camp for entering 5 yr. old Kindergarteners
    Each morning, these young campers will open the magic costume box to see where the day’s adventure will take them. “Active...more

    Summer Movement-to-Music for ages 2-4

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

    June 2 - August 2, 2014

     Movement-to-Music for ages 2-4

    CDF’s unique Movement-to-Music curriculum is an imaginative exploration of skills and concepts — a great way to introduce your young child...more

    Summer Parent/Toddler Class

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

    June 2 - August 2, 2014

    Parent/Toddler Class

    This class is designed especially for toddlers (12-24 months old) and their favorite grown-up. Dancing together with your child is fun and builds skills — a great...more

    Summer TEEN Modern/Jazz Dance Class

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

    June 2 - August 2, 2014

    This 8-week summer session is designed for the dancer who has not yet had formal training, or has taken a break from dancing. This is fun, high-energy class combining modern and jazz dance...more

    Movement-to-Music Class for School-Age Children with Special Needs

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

    June 2 - August 2, 2014

     Movement-to-Music for School-Age Children with Special Needs

    This class, designed for school-age children with Down Syndrome, Autism or other developmental delays, provides a creative...more

    Summer Creative Arts Camp

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

    June 2 - August 2, 2014

    Full-day camp for entering 1st-5th graders

    Campers will explore Folktales and Favorite Stories through daily classes in dance, creative drama, music and art. Camp will culminate with a...more

    Creative Journaling: Explore and Discover Your Creativity

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

    August 2, 2014

    An artist journal is a powerful creative tool, offering you a safe place to experiment, explore, consider and grow. The Art of Creative Journaling provies all the guidnace, structure and...more

    Hikes for Tykes

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 2, 2014

     Pre-school children will go on a shape hunt with Anwen! We will go through the garden hunting for shapes and discussing why plants grow that way. Free


    The Fascinating World of Carnivorous Plants

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 2, 2014

     The southeastern United States is a hotspot of diversity for carnivorous plants, which obtain their nutrients by attracting, capturing, and digesting living animals. They inhabit some of our...more

    Seven Threats to Your Family’s Security with Attorney Jay Greene

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    August 4, 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

    ArtBreak: Different Tools, Same Art

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 5, 2014

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s...more

    Pet Loss Support Group Sponsored by the Greater Birmingham Humane Society

    Presented by Homewood Public Library and Greater Birmingham Humane Society at Homewood Public Library

    August 5, 2014

    This group provides support for those grieving the loss of their pets. This group will meet for four consecutive weeks on Tuesday evenings.

    Participation in the workshop is free, however...more

    Lunch and Learn: The Buzz on Pollinators

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 6, 2014

     For a bountiful garden, learn how to welcome bee pollinators in colorful and exciting ways in your garden. Bring your lunch and we'll provide the drinks and desserts!


    Radio Hero: The Story of Paul “Tall Paul” White with Bob Friedman

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    August 7, 2014

    Join us for Bob Friedman’s dynamic presentation on Black-oriented Radio in Birmingham. This is a riveting account of a vital, yet too often overlooked, aspect of the city’s heritage....more

    First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 7, 2014

    Your Night at the Museum!

    The Birmingham Museum of Art is pleased to present an after-hours experience on the first Thursday of each month. Wander the galleries, sip cocktails in the...more

    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff

    August 7, 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

    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff

    August 7, 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

    Homeschooling Workshop

    Presented by Birmingham Homeschoolers Community and Essential Church School at Chelsea City Hall

    August 9, 2014

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

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

    Summer Identification of Native Woody Plants (elective)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 9, 2014

     Using The Gardens' extensive living collections as a hands-on resource, we will focus on attributes and identification features of species found naturally or in cultivation in Alabama....more

    Photography Class: Seasonal Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 9, 2014

     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

    Nighttime on the Cahaba – by Canoe! (field trip)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 9, 2014

     What better way to escape the heat of summer than participating in a leisurely moonlight paddle on the Cahaba River? This unique and relaxing way of enjoying a flat water portion of the...more

    CranioSacral Therapy Level II Training with The Upledger Institute

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

    August 7 - August 10, 2014

     CranioSacral Therapy 2 (CS2) greatly expands the work learned in CS1 and completes the biomechanical CranioSacral training.

    Course Highlights:

    • Cranial-base...more

    Book Discussion Group- The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

    Presented by Irondale Public Library at Irondale Public Library

    August 11, 2014

    Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month at 2:00 pm for a lively book discussion! August's selection is The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. New members are always welcome! Books are voted...more

    Basic PC Class

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

    August 11, 2014

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


    Keyboarding Class

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

    August 11, 2014

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


    ArtBreak: Lethal Beauty

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 12, 2014

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s...more

    Basic Internet Class

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

    August 12, 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.


    Lunch and Learn: Porous, Permeable and Pervious

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 13, 2014

     When it comes to pathways and driveways, discover beautiful alternatives to concrete and asphalt. Bring your lunch and we'll provide the drinks and desserts!


    Financing and Lending Sources for Growing Your Business

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

    August 14, 2014

    Get the information you need to grow your business. Learn about alternative lending sources and more.


    Travels to the City of Light: Paris Travel Tips with Virginia Jones

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library

    August 14, 2014

    Virginia Jones, a former Homewood teacher, now pursuing a career in photography. She has hosted Birmingham Alabama Daily Photo since 2008. She travels to Paris regularly to photograph the City of...more

    Akua Printmaking Demo

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center

    August 16, 2014

    Akua printmaking inks deliver brilliant color, intense blacks and unmatched working properties. Join Speedball printmaking representative Allan Franklin for an insightful, hands-on demonstration....more

    Babypalooza Baby & Maternity Expo

    Presented by Lifestages Publishing Inc. at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Arena and Exhibition Halls

    August 16, 2014

    New, expectant, and hopeful parents don’t miss the Babypalooza Baby & Maternity Expo. Becoming a parent takes you into a new world that can be overwhelming, especially to a...more

    Bats and Plants

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    August 16, 2014

    After visiting some distinctive botanical sites en route to our destination, we will gather at the 264 acre Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge, whose cave is home to federally endangered gray and...more

    Parenting Conference with Paul David Tripp

    Presented by Valleydale Church

    August 15 - August 16, 2014

    Parenting is hard, but there are few things in life that rise to this level of importance. God has chosen parents to be primary instruments in the shaping of a human soul. Paul David Tripp...more

    Notary Basics: Training for the Alabama Notary

    Presented by Notaries for Alabama and Alabama Notary and Process Server

    August 17, 2014

    Notary Basics explains the role and responsibilities of the notary, proper notarization techniques, the difference between an acknolwedgement, jurat and oath, and Alabama...more

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