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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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    Movement Workshop Series

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

    October 4 - October 25, 2014

    Sanspointe Dance Company will present a series of movement-based workshops taught by current company members in the month of October, 2014. These adult courses will be geared toward an...more

    Urban Sketches

    Presented by Design Week Birmingham at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    October 25, 2014

    Hosted by The Birmingham Urban Sketchers

    Edward Degas once said, "Drawing is not what one sees but what one can make others see."  We...more

    Raspberry Pi for Kids

    Presented by Discover ITT, LLC

    October 25, 2014

    The Raspberry Pi B+ is fast becoming the premier microcomputer used for teaching kids the basics of computer programming and application development. This one day course, specifically focused on...more

    Word Advance 2010

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

    October 27, 2014

    Learn advance skills of word processing.


    David C. Kang: North Korea Beyond the Nuclear Crisis

    Presented by Samford University at Brock Recital Hall - Samford University, Birmingham

    October 27, 2014

    Join us for a free public lecture by one the world's leading experts on North Korea.

    David C. Kang is professor of International Relations and Business and director of the Korean...more

    2nd Annual Autism: Unlocking the Mystery Conference

    Presented by Autism: Unlocking the Mystery and Autism Society of Alabama

    October 28, 2014

    A conference designed for parents and educators who wish to learn more about autism and its comorbid conditions as well as classroom strategies, behavioral plans, special education law, parental...more

    West End Afterschool Reading Program

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

    September 9 - October 28, 2014

    Do you need help with reading? Ms. Willa McNeal will work with your child on phonics and reading comprehension. Grades: Grades 1-6, every Tuesday at 3:30 pm. Light snack provided.


    Bank On Birmingham Snack & Learn Financial Education Event

    Presented by Bank On Birmingham at Community Education South Building, Birmingham

    October 28, 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

    Resume Workshop

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

    October 28, 2014

    One of the most important and intimidating steps in the job search process is writing a solid resume that gets the attention you want and need. This resume workshop provides detailed explanations,...more

    Job Searching Tips

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

    October 28, 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

    Job Searching Tips

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

    October 28, 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

    Just Dance

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

    October 28, 2014

    Show off your moves and break a sweat by playing Just Dance and more! Open to all teens and pre-teens, ages 11-18.


    Railroad Park's Get Healthy on the Railroad - ZUMBA

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 5 - October 29, 2014

    Zumba at Railroad Park is a Latin inspired dance fitness class. It blends easy Latin dance moves with aerobic steps. The class is fun, energizing, and easy to follow.

    GET HEALTHY...more

    Creating Report Solutions: Excel & Access

    Presented by ThinkData Solutions, Inc at Innovation Depot, Birmingham

    October 28 - October 29, 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

    Active Living @ Your Library

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

    October 8 - October 29, 2014

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


    Railroad Park's Get Healthy on the Railroad - YOGA

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 6 - October 30, 2014

    Yoga is a form of exercise that strengthens and tones the body. It promotes balance and flexibility, and quiets the mind. Yoga is for the beginning as well as advanced student.

    GET HEALTHY...more

    Painting Impressionistic Landscapes

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 9 - October 30, 2014

     Using a limited palette of acrylics, learn how to paint spontaneous landscapes from
    photographs. This course focuses on color mixing, lighting, simple shapes and editing
    photos...more

    Free Adult Computer Classes

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

    October 2 - October 30, 2014

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


    Birmingham Noir: A Nighttime Walking Tour of Notorious Downtown Historic Sites

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

    October 26 - October 30, 2014

    Put on your walking shoes and join Birmingham Public Library Archivist Jim Baggett for a visit to some of Birmingham’s most infamous historic places. Learn about the Magic City’s most...more

    Mixed Media Workshop - Steam Punk Theme

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    November 1, 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 Zentangle® (an easy to learn method of creating...more

    Autumn Identification of Native Woody

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 1, 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

    Meet our Tools -- A Shop Orientation

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    November 1, 2014

     Come learn the baics of working in our sood shop. This class is a prerequisite for the use of our shop.


    Act Like a Student, Think Like a Scholarship Committee

    Presented by Young Women's Empowerment Conference

    November 1, 2014

    A bootcamp to bring you success throughout the scholarship search and application process.

    Presented by YWEC, featuring Jessica Johnson, scholarship consultant and Executive Director of...more

    AARP Smart Driver Course with Anne Walker

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    November 1, 2014

    The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for older drivers. This course provides research-based...more

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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