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    HEALTH + WELLNESS

    Candlelight Pilates

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

    October 3, 2014

    Come explore Pilates in a calming atmosphere designed to de-stress and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. The class flows through the breath and movement of Pilates mat exercises with soft light and a peaceful atmosphere. It is a time to let go of the tensions of the week, focus one’s mind and clear our thoughts. An energizing way to move and begin your weekend.

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    Ongoing Yoga Classes: All Levels

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

    October 7, 2013 - October 7, 2014

    Join us for an all levels yoga practice that will explore rotating themes, always with an emphasis on core control and functional daily movements. Please let your instructor know of any health...more

    Community Awareness Day-2014

    Presented by Jefferson County EMA and Impact Alabama at Linn Park, Birmingham

    October 9, 2014

    Community Awareness Day is an event designed to help you know how to be ready for a disaster. This day of fun and learning includes displays of emergency response equipment, resources...more

    L.A. Bikini Hoover Grand Opening

    Presented by L.A. Bikini

    October 9, 2014

    L.A. Bikini Hoover Grand Opening

    October 9, 2014

    5:00 – 8:00pm

    Music. Wine. Hors d’oeuvres.

    All Guests Will Receive One Free Brow Sugaring...more

    Stephen G. Post: The Power of Compassionate Love

    Presented by Samford University Howard College of Arts and Sciences at Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center - Samford University, Birmingham

    October 9, 2014

    Samford University's Howard College of Arts and Sciences and the university’s Center for Science and Religion will co-host noted author and public intellectual Stephen G. Post for the...more

    Ministers Workshop With Stephen G. Post

    Presented by Samford University Howard College of Arts and Sciences at Samford University, Birmingham

    October 9, 2014

    ‘The Hidden Gifts of Helping Author” to Lead Free Workshop for Ministers Oct. 9

    In addition to presenting Samford University’s 2014 Davis Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9,...more

    Rest & Renew: Restorative Yoga

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

    October 10, 2014

     Find yourself snug and supported by blankets and props, learning and experiencing how to rest, recover, and renew with a full two hour session of Restorative Yoga. Gentle massage provided...more

    Eat Drink Read Write Festival

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library

    October 3 - October 10, 2014

    Birmingham Public Library’s most popular event is back! The Eat Drink Read Write Festival will be held from October 3rd to 10th, 2014 and will feature the area’s best food and beverage...more

    Asperger Connection 5th Annual Poker Run Fundraiser

    Presented by Asperger Connection of North Alabama & Southern Tennessee

    October 11, 2014

    Non-Profit Fundraiser for those with High Functioning Autism and Aspergers Syndrome for scholarships for social services, life skills, job training, etc. that otherwise could not afford the...more

    East Lake Farmers Market

    Presented by East Lake Farmers Market at East Lake Farmers Market, Birmingham

    May 3 - October 11, 2014

    The East Lake Farmers Market, established in 2005, makes fresh produce and other resources for healthy living available in South East Lake. The East Lake Farmers Market opens on Saturday, May 3...more

    Introduction to Native Plant Conservation (core)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 11, 2014

     This course is a general introduction to plant conservation, focusing particularly on Alabama plants. We will cover a broad set of topics, including rarity ranking systems, invasive species,...more

    Arthritis Foundation

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

    October 11, 2014

    A representative from the Alabama Arthritis Foundation will be speaking. Come and learn about the different types of Arthritis and how to better manage this disease.


    Qi Gong for Beginners

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

    October 11, 2014

     Qi Gong (chi kung) is the Chinese art of well being involving simple movements and serious breathing. These 3 classes will teach you a variety qi gong practices, both ancient and modern,...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike on the Limestone Rail Trail in Elkmont, Alabama

    Presented by Southeastern Outings at Hayden/Corner Park and Ride, Warrior

    October 11, 2014

    This trail is located in extreme North Alabama just to the west of I-65 and a few miles south of the Tennessee-Alabama border. The hike is rated easy. We will hike a total of 5.3 miles. There is...more

    2014 Race for the Cure

    Presented by North Central Alabama Susan G. Komen for the Cure at Linn Park, Birmingham

    October 11, 2014

    The Susan G. Komen North Central Alabama Race for the Cure® is the largest 5K in the state of Alabama and will take place in Linn Park on October 11. The Race for the Cure gives everyone in...more

    Cahaba River Fry-Down

    Presented by Cahaba River Society at Trussville Springs, Trussville

    October 12, 2014

    Join the Cahaba River Fry-Down for fun, friends and a good ole' fashioned fish fry!

    Learn more about the relationship between water quality and the health of humans and aquatic life...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Oak Mountain State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park at Oak Mountain State Park , Pelham

    October 12, 2014

    Enjoy a moderate 4 mile walk in the woodlands near Birmingham on a Sunday afternoon. This is an excellent outing for introducing your friends to Southeastern Outings and for making new friends who...more

    YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program

    Presented by YMCA of Greater Birmingham-The Downtown Branch at YMCA of Birmingham, Birmingham

    October 15, 2013 - October 15, 2014

    Are you at risk for Diabetes or need to lose weight?

    The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program may be able to help. Register today for this weekly, healthy lifestyle program designed for...more

    Dancing for Tatas

    Presented by OnMark Physical Therapy

    October 16, 2014

    OnMark Physical Therapy in Hoover and Fred Astaire Dance Studios, Hoover are hosting a community event during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Presenting: Dancing for Tatas, Thursday, October...more

    Monster Blood Drive Presented by Warehouse31 Haunted House

    Presented by Warehouse31 and American Red Cross Mid Alabama Region

    October 17, 2014

    A joint effort by Warehouse31 Haunted House, American Red Cross and Schaeffer Eye Center are teaming up to help alleviate the current critical blood shortage in Alabama. The blood drive will take...more

    HALLOWEEN GALA SPOOKTACULAR FOR THE HOMELESS

    Presented by The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries

    October 18, 2014

    The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries in Birmingham, AL. will host our first annual "TLFRM Halloween Gala Spooktacular with the Homeless”, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday,...more

    Fresh Start 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

    Presented by West Homewood Farmer's Market at West Homewood Farmers Market, Homewood

    October 18, 2014

    The West Homewood Farmer's Market is sponsoring our 2nd annual "Fresh Start 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run" on October 18th. The race will start at the market (160 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike along the shore of Lake Martin

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    October 18, 2014

    The Deadening Trail is among the most scenic and diverse hiking trails in Alabama. The cliffs of the Tallapoosa, the Needles Eye, and Lichen and Jasmine Bluffs are just a few of the unusual and...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike along the shore of Lake Martin

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    October 18, 2014

    The Deadening Trail is among the most scenic and diverse hiking trails in Alabama. The cliffs of the Tallapoosa, the Needles Eye, and Lichen and Jasmine Bluffs are just a few of the unusual and...more

    Trick or Trot 5K

    Presented by Kid One Transport at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    October 18, 2014

    The Kid One Trick or Trot 5K Costume Run will be October 18th at Sloss Furnaces at 8:00 AM. The morning race takes participants into Lakeview and back to Sloss to enjoy the post-race party for...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Red Mountain Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    October 19, 2014

    Would it excite you to hear that Birmingham has secured a recreational, public park space in excess of 1,200 acres—an area larger than New York's Central Park? Could you, your friends...more

    Friends of Red Mountain Park Nature Hike Series

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    October 19, 2014

    The Friends of Red Mountain Park Hike Series is back and this season it’s all about NATURE! Join us every third Sunday of the month at 2:00 PM as we explore and discover the natural beauty...more

    Neuroscience Cafe: Brain tumors and glial biology

    Presented by Hoover Public Library and University of Alabama at Birmingham at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    October 20, 2014

    Presented by the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, Professor Harald Sontheimer, Ph.D, and Professor Burt Nabors, M.D, will discuss brain tumors and glial biology.


    Helena 10 and Under Junior Team Tennis League

    Presented by 10 and Under Tennis Birmingham

    September 15 - October 20, 2014

     The 10 and Under Birmingham non-age eligible* junior team tennis league is here!! This league is for BEGINNERS who are between the ages of 7 and 10 years old. The league will run for six...more

    Intro to Belly Dance - 6 Week Series

    Presented by Devyani Dance Company

    September 15 - October 20, 2014

    Join DeAnna for a six week intro to belly dance series at the fabulous community art space SOMETHING GOOD!

    Learn the foundations of American Tribal Style...more

    Reynolds Lecture

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

    October 21, 2014

    Scott D. Swank, DDS, FACD, Curator of the National Museum of Dentistry and Assistant Professor, Dental Public Health, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School, University of Maryland...more

    George Ward Park 10 and Under Junior Team Tennis League

    Presented by 10 and Under Tennis Birmingham at George Ward Park Tennis Center, Birmingham

    September 17 - October 22, 2014

    The George Ward Park 10 and under junior team tennis league will take place every Wednesday from 6 to 7:30pm for six weeks beginning September 17th and ending October 22nd.

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    Brock’s Gap 10 and Under Junior Team Tennis League

    Presented by 10 and Under Tennis Birmingham

    September 18 - October 23, 2014

     The 10 and Under Birmingham non-age eligible* junior team tennis league is here!! This league is for BEGINNERS who are between the ages of 7 and 10 years old. The league will run for six...more

    Community Meditation

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

    October 24, 2014

    Embody Practice Center will host a community meditation, led by Margaret Pittenger and supported by the partners of Embody. We will gather our awareness for the time of the Dalai Lama's visit...more

    6th Annual Birmingham VisionWalk

    Presented by Foundation Fighting Blindness at Homewood Central Park, Homewood

    October 25, 2014

    The Annual Birmingham VisionWalk is held each year to benefit the work of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, which funds sight-saving research for people with blinding retinal diseases. This...more

    Yoga for Labor and Birth

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

    October 25, 2014

    This fun 90 minute class will take you and your partner through yoga postures which will enhance your labor and birth. Each stage of labor (Early Labor, Active Labor, Transition, Pushing and...more

    Charity Wedding Gown Sale & Bridal Show

    Presented by Brides Against Breast Cancer at The Harbert Center, Birmingham

    October 24 - October 25, 2014

     We invite all Birmingham area brides and guests to browse through hundreds of new and lovingly worn designer and couture wedding gowns, all at an incredible savings. Gowns range from $99 to...more

    Alabama’s Amazing Ecology (core)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 25, 2014

     With sixty-four types of terrestrial ecosystems shaped by an unusual climate and rich geological history, Alabama's native plants number nearly 3,000 species. They are an important part...more

    Awareness Through Breath

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

    October 25, 2014

    Explore the freedom that breath can bring to your body. Learn how to breathe fully and find the energy and calm that stems from that. With Margaret's training in Feldenkrais and yoga, this...more

    Sunset 5K for Scholarships

    Presented by Samford Legacy League at Samford University Track and Soccer Stadium, Homewood

    October 25, 2014

    Samford Legacy League's third annual Sunset 5K for Scholarships and 1-mile Fun Run!  More than just a race - a fun way for you and your family to help change lives!  Proceeds will...more

    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

    Freedom from Female Conditions

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

    October 26, 2014

    In this 2 1/2 hour workshop we will be looking at the different ways we can support the physical body to promote a healthy and balanced endocrine (hormonal) system. We will also look at the...more

    Railroad Park's Get Healthy CRUNK FITNESS

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 3 - October 27, 2014

    Crunk Fitness, 6:00 pm Monday nights at Railroad Park, is a fun, high-energy, hip-hop dance workout for all levels. It involves a combination of basic aerobics movements and funky hip-hop dance...more

    Pampered in Pink Mondays

    Presented by Pampered Salon

    October 6 - October 27, 2014

    Pampered in Pink Mondays is a weekly beauty event held each Monday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm for those recently diagnosed or currently undergoing cancer treatment. This 4-part event aims to...more

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

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

    October 27, 2014

     Join Marion Buckley for this one-session presentation of mindfulness meditation instruction, practice,and information for developing a personal meditation practice. Appropriate for beginners...more

    Railroad Park's Get Healthy Bootcamp

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 4 - October 28, 2014

    Bootcamp, 6:00 pm Tuesdays at Railroad Park, is the class you will love to hate. By using just your body weight this workout routine will help tone your muscles, build your endurance, and boost...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

    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.

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    Getting Out of Sedentary, A Three-Part Series of Workshops

    at Vestavia Hills Civic Center & Wald Park, Vestavia Hills

    October 15 - October 29, 2014

    Getting Out of Sedentary is a three part series of workshops designed to motivate sedentary individuals and help them along their way to an active lifestyle.  Each of the three...more

    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.

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    Railroad Park's Get Healthy HAPPY FEET FRIDAYS

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 7 - October 31, 2014

    Happy Feet Fridays-Get your feet moving in the right direction with a 60-minute low to high impact walk/run course designed to wake up, shape up, or maintain the inner athlete in your. Happy Feet...more

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