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    Passport to Imagination: Duck Tape Wallet

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 29, 2015

    Join us on an imaginary road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids' crafts at each stop. Today's craft: Duck Tape Wallet and Pouch. $5.00 per session or 3 for $12. Supplies included.

    Class Type: Kids
    Instructor Name: Renee
    Skill Level: All
    Recommended Age: 3 and Up
    Supplies Included: Yes
    Seats Available: 12

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    McCalla Walla Festival - Music, Art & Animal Rescue

    Presented by McCalla Walla Festival at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    August 1, 2015

    Come dance with us in a field between the Alabama pines as Rollin' In The Hay, Mandi Rae - Music, Brad Shirley Music, Nathan Peek & The New Thread, Heath Green &...more

    Kids Club: Rain Stick

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    August 1, 2015

    They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in.

    Class Type: Kids
    Instructor...more

    Shelby Iron Works Pancake Breakfast

    Presented by Shelby Iron Works at Shelby Iron Works, Shelby

    August 1, 2015

    The Iron Works Museum and Country Store will be open along with local blacksmiths crafting new pieces during this all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast.

     


    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    August 6, 2015

    Join the Birmingham Art Crawl every first Thursday from 5:00 - 9:00 pm, rain or shine, as downtown Birmingham, Alabama transforms into a walking art gallery full of artists, performers,...more

    Purl @ the Plaza

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    August 8, 2015

    Knot just for knitters! Bring your yarn and knit, crochet or embroider.


    Kids' Try Me: Friendship Bracelets

    Presented by Joann

    June 27 - August 8, 2015

    Kids will learn during a 1-hour session with an instructor how to create their very own friendship bracelet to give to their best friend. Your child will exude confidence...more

    Kids' Try Me: Smocked Dress

    Presented by Joann

    June 20 - August 8, 2015

    Kids will learn during a 1-hour session with an instructor how to sew their very own smocked dress to wear to the beach. Your child will exude confidence in...more

    Willie Cole: Transformations

    Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham

    June 5 - August 8, 2015

    Willie Cole, among the most noted American artists of his generation, is recognized for his potent and poetic sculptures, compositions, and installations. Transforming everyday objects such as...more

    Fantabulous Summer Art Sale

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    July 17 - August 8, 2015

    From 10% up to 50% on art!

    Sale starts with a reception on Friday July 17th in coordination with Third Friday, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 

    Guest bartenders: Sidewalk Film...more

    The Junction Collective-Talent Showcase

    Presented by Andrea Lucas Studios at Andrea Lucas Studios, Irondale

    August 8, 2015

    Talent Extravaganza Featuring: Poets, Comedians, StorySmiths, Instrumentalist, Musicians. Open Mic. Totally ClassyCool!! Beer/Wine per Donation.


    Kids' Sewing 101: Headtime Story

    Presented by Joann

    June 16 - August 10, 2015

    Kids' will learn during a 3-hour session with an instructor how to sew their very own pillow for bedtime and story time. Your child will exude confidence in creating their very own pillow and...more

    Kids' Knitting 101: Kids Can Knit

    Presented by Joann

    July 11 - August 10, 2015

    Kids will learn the knitting basics with an instructor during a 3-hour session. This class will have your kids falling in love with the endless opportunities of yarn. Ages 8 &...more

    Kids' Sewing 201: Lets Pretend Apron

    Presented by Joann

    July 10 - August 11, 2015

    Kids will learn during a two 2-hour sessions with an instructor how to sew their very own apron for coooking in the kitchen. Your child will exude confidence in creating and...more

    Art On The Rocks!

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art and Junior Patrons of the Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 14, 2015

    The Birmingham Museum of Art’s popular summer series Art On The Rocks, presented by Dale’s Seasoning, is back for its 11th season!  Featuring the best of Birmingham culture, Art On The...more

    Kids' Crochet 101: Kids Can Crochet

    Presented by Joann

    July 20 - August 15, 2015

    Kids will learn the crocheting basics with an instructor during a 3-hour session. This class will have your kids falling in love with the endless opportunities of yarn. Ages 8 &...more

    Kids' Sewing 201: Simple Summer Shorts

    Presented by Joann

    July 16 - August 15, 2015

    Kids will learn during two 2-hour sessions with an instructor how to sew their very own summer shorts for the beach. Your child will exude confidence in creating and...more

    Kids' Try Me: Tie-Dye T-Shirts

    Presented by Joann

    June 21 - August 15, 2015

    Kids' will learn during a 1-hour session with an instructor how to create their very own Tie-Dye T-Shirt to wear. Your child will exude confidence in creating and wearing their...more

    Wilton Kids' Cake Decorating

    Presented by Joann

    June 20 - August 15, 2015

    Kids will learn easy techniques to create rainbows, balloons, & multicolored swirls for their delicious sweets with the help of an instructor. Kids' will develop confidence in the kitchen...more

    Kids' Hand Sewing: Felt Charms

    Presented by Joann

    July 11 - August 15, 2015

    Kids will learn during a 2-hour session with an instructor how to hand-sew felt charms to hang onto their school backpack to show off to all their friends. Your child will...more

    Canvas Button Tree

    Presented by Joann

    June 26 - August 15, 2015

    Kids will learn during a 2-hour session with an instructor how to create their very own canvas button tree. Your child will exude confidence in creating and crafting their canvas...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    August 15 - August 16, 2015

    The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and...more

    Kids' Crafting: Place Mat Weaving

    Presented by Joann

    June 29 - August 20, 2015

    Kids will learn during a 2-hour session with an instructor how to hand-weave place mats for the dinning room table. Your child will exude confidence in creating, using,...more

    1st Annual Birmingham Zine Fest Kick-off & Zine Reading

    Presented by Continental Bakery Downtown at Continental Bakery Downtown, Birmingham

    August 21, 2015

    "The 1st Annual Birmingham Zine Fest kicks off at Continental Bakery Downtown with a night of reading and performances from zine makers, poets, performers and more from Alabama, Tennessee and...more

    Wire Welding: with Shea Skully

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    August 26, 2015

    Spend an evening learning the basics of wire, or MIG (metal inert gas) welding. You'll learn while building your own small table base. This fast paced class is great for those curious about...more

    Burningham Birmingham 9 & Fire Ant Film Fest (FAFF)

    Presented by Burningham Birmingham

    August 29 - August 30, 2015

    Burningham Birmingham is a family friendly burning man style event. All ages, abilities, and gender identities welcome. Our 9th annual celebration of Art, Music, and Dance welcomes the...more

    STEM Program Launch Party

    Presented by Highlands School

    September 1, 2015

    Please join us as we launch our new STEM program at Highlands School.   As part of our Highlands 21 initiative--with a focus on 21st century learning--we have enhanced our curriculum to...more

    Woodworking Skills: Butcher Block Cutting Boards

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    September 1 - September 2, 2015

    Make your very own wood cutting board during our introductory woodworking class. Broken up over two classes, the four hour class will walk you through the process of turning rough-cut hardwood...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    September 3, 2015

    Join the Birmingham Art Crawl every first Thursday from 5:00 - 9:00 pm, rain or shine, as downtown Birmingham, Alabama transforms into a walking art gallery full of artists, performers,...more

    SCAC Pottery Gallery Show

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

    August 7 - September 4, 2015

    The Shelby County Arts Council is pleased to present the work of the SCAC Pottery Collective during the August 7-September 4, 2015 gallery exhibit.  The public is invited to attend the...more

    City of Jasper, Al Foothills Festival

    Presented by City of Jasper, Alabama and City of Jasper: Public Works Department

    September 11 - September 12, 2015

    Sister Hazel to Headline Free Festival

    JASPER, AL – The City of Jasper, AL will be hosting its annual Foothills Festival with headliner, Sister Hazel. The Foothills Festival is a free...more

    Alabama Forge Council Annual Blacksmithing Conference

    Presented by Alabama Forge Council at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    September 12 - September 13, 2015

    The Alabama Forge Council is a non-profit organization that promotes the knowledge of Blacksmithing skills and works to promote the continued re-discovery of the art of Blacksmithing.The AFC is an...more

    Woodworking Skills: Butcher Block Cutting Boards

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    September 15 - September 16, 2015

    Make your very own wood cutting board during our introductory woodworking class. Broken up over two classes, the four hour class will walk you through the process of turning rough-cut hardwood...more

    Magic City Steel

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    August 21 - September 19, 2015

    “Magic City Steel” by Rodney Lawley and Reuben Halpern

    Opening receptions:
    ~ Friday August 21st, 5:00 - 9:00 pm. 
    In coordination with Third Friday
    Guest...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    September 19 - September 20, 2015

    The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and...more

    Irondale Whistle Stop Festival

    Presented by The Commercial Development Authority of Irondale

    September 26, 2015

    The Whistle Stop Festival brings in a wide variety of art and food vendors from around the region.


    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    October 1, 2015

    Join the Birmingham Art Crawl every first Thursday from 5:00 - 9:00 pm, rain or shine, as downtown Birmingham, Alabama transforms into a walking art gallery full of artists, performers,...more

    Walk to Defeat ALS

    Presented by The ALS Association - Alabama Chapter at Regions Field, Birmingham

    October 3, 2015

    More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS® is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about....more

    Old Time Music & Crafts

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell at Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell, Nauvoo

    October 15 - October 18, 2015

    We have moved the dates of this longstanding and popular workshop. Choose from nine Old Time music classes in banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin or repertoire or try your hand at basket making or...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    October 17 - October 18, 2015

    The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and...more

    Ceramics: Throwing

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    July 15 - October 28, 2015

    Join us for a fun, laid back introduction to ceramics and the potters wheel. Class size is kept small, giving you one-on-one time with our skilled instructor. The class is suitable for all skill...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    November 5, 2015

    Join the Birmingham Art Crawl every first Thursday from 5:00 - 9:00 pm, rain or shine, as downtown Birmingham, Alabama transforms into a walking art gallery full of artists, performers,...more

    A Southern Christmas Bazaar

    Presented by Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club at Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena, Pelham

    November 7, 2015

    More than 50 merchants from Alabama and surrounding states will participate in this premier shopping event. Shoppers will enjoy a wide variety of unique Christmas themed items. Merchants are...more

    Traditional Arts & Crafts

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell at Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell, Nauvoo

    November 5 - November 8, 2015

    This workshop is timed perfectly at the beginning of the holiday season! Come to the folk school and make handmade Christmas gifts for your family and friends. Your loved ones will be delighted to...more

    Fall into Folklife Symposium and Expo

    Presented by Alabama Folklife Association at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    November 12 - November 14, 2015

    Alabama Folklife Association special annual meeting this year will be a Symposium and Expo in Birmingham, Alabama, Nov. 12-14, 2015.

    Thursday night, Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. a reception with...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    November 21 - November 22, 2015

    The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    December 3, 2015

    Join the Birmingham Art Crawl every first Thursday from 5:00 - 9:00 pm, rain or shine, as downtown Birmingham, Alabama transforms into a walking art gallery full of artists, performers, food and...more

    Pepper Place Saturday Market

    Presented by Pepper Place Farmer's Market at Pepper Place, Birmingham

    April 11 - December 12, 2015

    The Market at Pepper Place brings the best Alabama growers, food producers and artisans to Birmingham. Join us every Saturday, April - December, rain or shine! #LocalisBetter”


    Yard Art

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    April 3 - December 24, 2015

    Functional art for the garden by various artists

    This show is taking place in Naked Art’s outdoor space.

    Participating artists:
    Clint Coopersmith
    Andrew...more

    Oh My Glamz-Kids Spa

    Presented by Oh My Glamz and The City of Vestavia Hills

    February 7, 2015 - January 2, 2016

    Oh My Glamz is a mobile spa party company, servicing the greater Birmingham. Oh My Glamz specializes in kids spa parties in the comfort of your own home/location for ages 4-14....more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    January 7, 2016

    Join the Birmingham Art Crawl every first Thursday from 5:00 - 9:00 pm, rain or shine, as downtown Birmingham, Alabama transforms into a walking art gallery full of artists, performers,...more

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