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    HEALTH + WELLNESS

    Mindfulness Meditation Group

    Presented by Mindfulness Meditation Group of Birmingham at Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham, Birmingham

    September 5, 2015 - September 24, 2016

    Come join us for a mindfulness meditation, reading, and discussion from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Sunday mornings at Unitarian-Universalist Church in Homewood.  No experience needed. Chairs are provided, or bring your own cushion. Childcare is provided. For more information, call the church office at 205-945-8109.

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    Yoga Basics

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

    April 4 - May 9, 2016

    This weekly ninety minute class covers the basics of yoga including skillful pose alignment, pose modifications to suit each body, mindful movement, guided relaxation – all while cultivating...more

    Neuroscience Cafe: The Reading Brain and Its Role in Autism

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Avondale Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    May 10, 2016

    Welcome to Neuroscience Cafe, where UAB experts in the neurosciences present topics, create discussion, and answer questions for the community. 

    Our topic for this program is...more

    Gardening Made Easy

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 10, 2016

    Instructor: Brooke McMinn

    Does the warm, spring weather make you want to spend more time outdoors? Maybe you'd like to plant some flowers or grow some vegetables, but you're just not sure...more

    ABCs of Medicare

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

    May 11, 2016

    Karen Haiflich, an Independent Benefits Advisor, will provide simple, straightforward answers to help you better understand Medicare and all of the options available to you. Free and open to...more

    Lunch & Learn: That WOW Factor

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 11, 2016

    Speaker: Pete Northcott - LAH Real Estate
    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Hear from a realtor the tips...more

    Family Yoga in The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 14, 2016

    For ages 3 and up 
    Instructor: Annie Damsky
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, May 14 | 9-10 a.m.
    $15 drop-in (child+1 adult)
    $5 for an additional...more

    Southeastern Outings Cahaba Lily Walk, Hargrove Shoals along the Cahaba River in Bibb County

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 14, 2016

    Please come with us to see the largest display of blooming Cahaba lilies in the world, acres and acres of them spread out over the water in the river.  These lilies are a sight to...more

    Sip’n Sewcialize with Kim and Elle

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 15, 2016

    All participants must be at least 21 years age. ID will be asked for proof of age.

    Instructors: Elle Russell & Kimberly McMillian

    May 15, 2016 | 1:00 - 5:00...more

    SEO Dayhike on the Dunnavant Valley Greenway Walking Trail (DVGWT)

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 15, 2016

    The trail winds along a bubbling stream, Yellow Leaf Creek, overhung with majestic American beech, oak, and hickory. The stream rapidly expands to 15-feet wide before the end of the trail. ...more

    Alabama Pink Promise Virtual Race

    Presented by North Central Alabama Susan G. Komen for the Cure

    April 15 - May 15, 2016

    What is the Alabama Pink Promise Virtual Race?

    A Virtual Race is a race that can be done at any location, at any time, in any way that you choose! The Alabama Pink Promise Virtual Race,...more

    Cookie Craze Day at Full Moon BBQ

    Presented by Full Moon BBQ

    May 15, 2016

    Sunday, May 15th is Cookie Craze Day at Full Moon BBQ! From 11:00am-9pm Full Moon BBQ will be offering a FREE Half Moon Cookie with any purchase at each of their...more

    Library Yoga

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 16, 2016

    Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in India. Take time out of your busy schedule for free yoga classes at the library. All levels of fitness welcome....more

    Neuroscience Cafe: Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy for Paralyzing Neurological Disorders

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 16, 2016

    Victor Mark, MD, Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Gitendra Uswatte, PhD, Professor of Psychology, will present this informative program as part of the UAB...more

    Jazzercise

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 28 - May 16, 2016

    Do you want to look good and feel great? Try Jazzercise! This pulse-pounding, beat-pumping fitness program will leave you breathless, toned and coming back for more! With a hot playlist and...more

    The ABC’s of Medicare

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 17, 2016

    Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits? Karen Haiflich will answer all your questions about how benefits are currently computed, how to become insured, and how...more

    The ABC’s of Medicare

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 17, 2016

    Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits? Karen Haiflich will answer all your questions about how benefits are currently computed, how to become insured, and how...more

    Yoga for Persistent Pain

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

    April 5 - May 17, 2016

    Yoga for Persistent Pain – Riding the Waves

    Using the wave metaphor, pain builds, crests, and subsides. Always alert for threats, the brain can overreact sending our thoughts and...more

    Bootcamp

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 29 - May 17, 2016

    Bootcamp at Railroad Park focuses on high intensity interval training. By using just your body weight, this workout routine will help tone muscles, build endurance, and boost metabolism.


    Contentment in Everyday Life

    Presented by Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center at Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center, Birmingham

    April 20 - May 18, 2016

    This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. With meditation practice, we can learn to...more

    Zumba

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 30 - May 18, 2016

    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.


    Yoga

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 31 - May 19, 2016

    Yoga at Railroad Park strengthens and tones your body, promoting balance and flexibility, while quieting the mind. Railroad Park's yoga class is structured for all participants.


    Happy Feet Friday

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    April 1 - May 20, 2016

    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 you. This class teaches you proper...more

    SOL Dance Experience Lunchtime Series

    Presented by SOL Dance Experience at The Dance Foundation, Birmingham

    April 22 - May 20, 2016

    Come dance in the dark with us - in the daytime!

    Get Fit - Body & Mind.

    We're a LIGHTS OUT, free-form dance session for WOMEN of all fitness levels. SOL is a moving...more

    Teen CPR and First Aid Training

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 21, 2016

    The Homewood Public Library and the Homewood Fire and Rescue Service are proud to offer this American Heart Association certified CPR and basic first aid training class....more

    Book It! 5K

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Veterans Park - Hoover, Hoover

    May 21, 2016

    Register now for the first ever Friends of the Hoover Library 5K race! http://www.hooverlibrary.org/bookit

    The Friends of the Hoover Public Library are enthusiastic library partners and...more

    FOOD is MEDICINE: The ABC’s of Vitamins and Minerals for Health and Longevity

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 21, 2016

    Instructor: Antonia Viteri, Wellness educator and Consumer Advocate

    Saturday, May 21 | 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.

    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    $40 Members| $45...more

    Southeastern Outings dayhike on the Montevallo Parks Trail in Montevallo, Alabama

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 22, 2016

    Enjoy an easy 4-mile hike on a trail in Montevallo.  The main trail is two miles one way and goes through parks, by two picturesque, flowing streams, and around a beautiful University-owned...more

    Introduction to Meditation Practices

    Presented by Villager Yoga at Villager Yoga, Birmingham

    May 22, 2016

    Led by Darlene Waters

    Meditation can be much more than just sitting quietly, there can be many levels, practices and hidden gems. This course will be filled with a sampling of what can lie...more

    Meditation Class

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

    April 4 - May 23, 2016

    7:15-7:45pm - Instruction in Meditation for beginners or those feeling rusty in their skills.

    7:45-8:45pm - sitting with quiet, guided meditation and/or music and crystal...more

    Dixie's Pet Loss Support group

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 24, 2016

    Tuesdays, May 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 106 (Lower Level)
    The death of a pet can be one of the most devastating events that can happen to a person - yet one...more

    Gentle Yoga

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    April 6 - May 25, 2016

    Radical self-care. Balance. Healthy is the new skinny. Star Rosser loves it all. That's what her yoga classes and lifestyle are about. This is a slow and gentle hatha yoga class that's great for...more

    Lunch & Learn: Fronds with Benefits

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 25, 2016

    Speaker: Dan Spaulding
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    In both sun and shade ferns are functional, cost efficient...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at the Hargis YMCA Camp near Chelsea

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and YMCA of Greater Birmingham-The Downtown Branch

    May 25, 2016

    Enjoy an easy 4-mile hike on trails in Shelby County at the beautiful Hargis YMCA Camp and Retreat, off Highway 280 near Chelsea. This walk will be Southeastern Outings’ second hike in the...more

    Belly Dance Classes

    at The Dance Foundation, Birmingham

    May 28, 2015 - May 26, 2016

    What is American Tribal Style® Belly Dance?
    American Tribal Style® Belly Dance (ATS®) is an elegant system of steps danced with partners in duet, trio or quartet...more

    Race into Reading--Summer Reading Kick-Off and Foundation Fun Run

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 26, 2016

    Get ready for summer with us!  Put on your running shoes and participate in a one-mile fun run benefiting the Homewood Library Foundation.  Enjoy the bouncy house and a fun Zumbatonic...more

    Bye, Bye Tantrums at North Shelby Library

    Presented by Training Wheels Needed and North Shelby Library at North Shelby Library, Birmingham

    May 26, 2016

    What if I said you could end temper tantrums forever? 

    I'm Rachel Raybin, M.S.Ed., and Bye, Bye Tantrums is my solution. I’ve taken the lessons I learned from managing almost...more

    Antibiotic Scare!

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

    May 26, 2016

    Dr. Ralph Voss, author and Professor Emeritus of English, University of Alabama will share his personal experience with the dangers of a superbug caused by overuse of antibiotics....more

    Southeastern Outings Canoe and Kayak Trip on Big Wills Creek near Gadsden, Alabama

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 28, 2016

    This will be Southeastern Outings’ second canoe and kayak trip on Big Wills Creek. This stretch, which a few of our members have paddled previously, is fairly easy and without classified...more

    Body Changing

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

    May 15 - May 29, 2016

    Provides informal support in reaching healthy weight goals. Nutritional and exercise information is available, but no specific diet or plan is preferred. Provides a forum for discussion of common...more

    Bye, Bye Tantrums at Hoover Library

    Presented by Training Wheels Needed and Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    June 2, 2016

    What if I said you could end temper tantrums forever? 

    I'm Rachel Raybin, M.S.Ed., and Bye, Bye Tantrums is my solution. I’ve taken the lessons I learned from managing almost...more

    American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day 2016

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    June 4, 2016

    American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day will bring together outdoor enthusiasts across the country on Saturday, June 7, 2014, for the 24th annual celebration of America's magnificent...more

    The Coosa Valley Prairies (field trip) A Hotspot for Biodiversity!

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 4, 2016

    The Coosa Valley Prairies site is a 900-acre conservation easement on industrial pinelands held by The Nature Conservancy, and is considered one of the most significantly biodiverse hotspots in...more

    Eco Wheels 2016

    Presented by My Green Birmingham at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    June 4, 2016

    Come learn about the most current trends in alternative transportation, including, hybrid, diesel, high MPG, compressed natural gas and plug-in electric cars, scooters, and bicycles. ...more

    Heels & Wheels

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    June 6, 2016

    Do you want to get fit and healthy? Or get back in shape? Come hear the experts from Fleet Feet Sports Birmingham and Brick Alley Bicycles give tips of the best shoes, bikes, clothing,...more

    Get Up and Go Tuesday!

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

    June 7, 2016

    Join us every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. for a “moving” activity. Kids in second through sixth grade will enjoy all kinds of new experiences. This week we’ll learn how to play Ping Pong with...more

    ABCs of Medicare

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

    June 8, 2016

    Karen Haiflich, an Independent Benefits Advisor, provides simple, straightforward answers to help you better understand Medicare and all of the options available to you. Free and open to...more

    Lunch & Learn: Native Flower Arranging

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 8, 2016

    Speaker: John Manion
    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Learn how to grow and use natives in flower...more

    Russell Lee Low Impact Exercise

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

    June 9, 2016

    Russell Lee, a popular local fitness instructor, will show us all how to safely and effectively exercise. Target Audience: Adult.


    Fitness Fridays--Molly Makes You Mighty

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 10, 2016

    Put your workout gear on and join us in the large auditorium for a great family workout!


    Family Yoga in The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 11, 2016

    For ages 3 and up 
    Instructor: Annie Damsky
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, June 11 | 9-10 a.m.
    $15 drop-in (child+1 adult)
    $5 for an additional...more

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