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    Alabama Wildlife Center's Holiday Craft and Bake Sale

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center

    December 3, 2016

    Holiday-themed crafts and ornaments, handmade jewelry, quilts & throws, unique gifts with a natural theme, bird houses & feeders, homemade jams, jellies, preserves, candies, baked goods, smoked hams and turkey breasts, and frozen casseroles: Broccoli & Rice, Mac ‘n Cheese, Sweet Potato, & Sausage Grits, just in time for the holidays. Also, Santa, free refreshments, and meet glove-trained ...more


    Christmas at Arlington

    Presented by Arlington Historic Home and Gardens at Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, Birmingham

    December 2 - December 4, 2016

    Friday, December 2nd – Hanging of the Green, Candlelight Tour and Reception.
    Starts at 6:00 p.m. Cost is $20/person.

    Saturday, December 3rd (10 a.m.—4 p.m.) & Sunday,...more

    Christmas By Candlelight 2016: Thy Perfect Light

    Presented by Shades Mountain Baptist Church at Shades Mountain Baptist Church, Vestavia Hills

    December 4, 2016

    This Free community event features musicians, artists and filmmakers retell the ageless Advent story.  "We Three Kings on a long road home, search for light to heal our souls..." No admission...more

    Christmas Open House 2016

    Presented by Bessemer Hall of History Museum at Bessemer Hall of History , Bessemer

    December 4, 2016

    Come and see some of Bessemer’s history on display and learn about the past while getting in the Christmas spirit with displays of Christmas decorations from years gone by. See an old-fashioned...more

    Samford University Men's Basketball vs Jacksonville State

    Presented by Samford University Athletic Department at Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham

    December 4, 2016

    The Bulldogs host Jacksonville State.


    Sensory Friendly Santa Claus

    Presented by Autism Society of Alabama at Riverchase Galleria, Hoover

    December 4, 2016

    The Autism Society of Alabama is collaborating with shopping malls to encourage a Sensory Santa session during the holidays.

    Sensory Santa is a time where children and adults can visit...more

    Origins

    Presented by AROVA Contemporary Ballet at Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, Birmingham

    December 2 - December 4, 2016

    A gala performance featuring favorite AROVA repertoire such as "Within Them a Great Divide" choreographed by Alabama Ballet's Michael Fothergill. Other featured works include "Women of the Cove"...more

    You are invited to a FREE performance of Amahl and the Night Visitors!

    Presented by Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

    December 4, 2016

    YOU ARE INVITIED TO A FREE OPERA PERFORMANCE! -  Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 4887 Valleydale Rd, Birmingham, AL 35242, in conjunction with the University of Alabama at Birmingham's...more

    Tot Time with Mrs. Eve: Sugar and Spice Make the Season All Nice!

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

    December 5, 2016

    You can run and run, as fast you can, but you'll never catch me, can you guess who I am? Be prepared to get a little messy as we make keepsake handprint wreathes during craft time! Storytime...more

    Samford University Women's Basketball vs Belmont

    Presented by Samford University Athletic Department at Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham

    December 5, 2016

    The Bulldogs hosts Belmont.


    Baby Tales

    Presented by North Shelby Library at North Shelby Library, Birmingham

    December 6, 2016

    A story time designed especially for babies and their caregivers. Stories and music provide interaction for the babies and time for caregivers to talk and share with each other.  Ages: Birth...more

    Reading Buddies

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 7, 2016

    Practice your reading aloud skills each month on a different group of people (or animals). Online registration is required at www.homewoodpubliclibrary.org. K-3rd grade.


    Storyday with Nay Nay

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 8 - December 8, 2016

    Join Ms. Nay Nay for this fun-filled storytime for ages three and under.


    Time for Tales

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

    September 8 - December 8, 2016

    An action packed preschool storytime with stories, songs, and lots of fun for everyone. Groups welcome!


    Holiday Breakfast

    Presented by Crisis Center at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church, Vestavia Hills

    December 8, 2016

    The Crisis Center invites individuals from the communities of Central Alabama to our annual Holiday Breakfast. Breakfast service will begin at 7:00 a.m. with program beginning at 7:30...more

    That Puppet Guy Presents the Fa La La Follies

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 8, 2016

    Join us for a holiday themed puppet show the whole family can enjoy!


    Homeschool Hour: Birmingham in 1916

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 8, 2016

    Homeschool Hour: Birmingham in 1916
    Thursday, December 8, at 1:30 p.m. in the Round Auditorium

    Have you ever wondered what life was...more

    Homeschool Hour: Birmingham in 1916

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 8, 2016

    Have you ever wondered what life was like in Birmingham 100 years ago in 1916? Learn how times have changed for Birmingham in 100 years as the Southern History Department of the Birmingham Public...more

    Samford University Women's Basketball vs UAB

    Presented by Samford University Athletic Department at Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham

    December 8, 2016

    The Bulldogs hosts UAB.


    Move & Groove Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 9 - December 9, 2016

    Join us for an interactive and energetic movement storytime for all ages filled with dance, yoga and fun.


    Briarwood Walk Through Nativity

    Presented by Briarwood Presbyterian Church, PCA at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham

    December 7 - December 9, 2016

    The community is invited to join the congregation of Briarwood for its annual Walk Through Nativity on the church grounds. Over 900 church members participate in this FREE, three-night event,...more

    Birmingham-Southern College Women's Basketball vs Piedmont

    Presented by Birmingham-Southern College Athletics at Bill Battle Coliseum - Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham

    December 9, 2016

    The BSC Panthers compete in NCAA Division III and the Southern Athletic Association.


    Beginning Zentangle Class - Christmas!

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    December 9, 2016

    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 wide...more

    Breakfast with Santa

    Presented by North Shelby Library at North Shelby Library, Birmingham

    December 10, 2016

    Join us for a great time of food, fun, and pictures with Santa. Breakfast will be from 9:00 – 9:30. Pictures with Santa and a Christmas craft will be 9:30 - 10:30. Tickets are $5.00 per person,...more

    Holidays Around the World

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 10, 2016

    To celebrate Our World Our Library Day, join us and learn about holiday customs in other countries! This is fun for the whole family! 


    Southeastern Outings dayhike on the Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail System at Lake Martin

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

    December 10, 2016

    Located on the banks of Lake Martin, Alabama’s largest and allegedly most beautiful lake, the area offers linked loop trails.  Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trails are among the most scenic and...more

    UAB Women's Basketball vs Florida State

    Presented by UAB Athletics at UAB Bartow Arena, Birmingham

    December 10, 2016

    The Blazers welcome Florida State to Bartow Arena on December 10. In 2015-16, the Seminoles capped off their season in the Sweet 16 against the No. 1-seed, Baylor and ranked 10th in the final USA...more

    Samford University Men's Basketball vs Miles College

    Presented by Samford University Athletic Department at Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham

    December 10, 2016

    The Bulldogs host Miles College.


    University of Montevallo Basketball vs AUM

    Presented by University of Montevallo Athletics at University of Montevallo, Montevallo

    December 10, 2016

    Events are held on the University of Montevallo campus in the Bank Trust Arena. The arena is part of the Robert M. McChesney Student Activity Center, the centerpiece of the University of...more

    Miles College Women's Basketball vs Delta State University

    Presented by Miles College Athletics at Miles College, Fairfield

    December 10, 2016

    The Miles Golden Bears are a member of the NCAA Division II Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Games are held on campus in Knox-Windham Gymnasion.


    Polar Express at the Alabama Theatre

    Presented by Kid One Transport at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    December 10, 2016

    The Alabama Theatre presents The Polar Express as part of their 2016 Holiday Film Series. A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he...more

    Briarwood Ballet

    Presented by Briarwood Presbyterian Church, PCA at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham

    December 10 - December 11, 2016

    Briarwood Ballet presents "Light Eternal." Long before the angelic proclamation to the hillside shepherds, the Promise of Christmas was in the heart of God. First whispered in the Garden,...more

    Polar Express PJ Party

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    December 10 - December 11, 2016

    Join us for a journey beyond your imagination aboard the Polar Express! Slip on your PJs and visit with Santa over a cup of hot cocoa and cookies. Then it’s time to believe as you experience...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Oak Mountain State Park

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

    December 11, 2016

    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...more

    American Girl: Festival of Trees

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 11, 2016

    For children age 5 and above
    Instructor: Robin Geurs

    Celebrate the beauty of the season in The Gardens with American Girl fun!  Enjoy crafting with fragrant plant material such...more

    ¡HICA! Tamale Sale 2016

    Presented by Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!) at Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama, Birmingham

    November 24 - December 11, 2016

    ¡HICA! CONTINUES HOLIDAY TRADITION WITH ANNUAL TAMALE SALE

    As sure a sign of the holiday season as sleigh bells and mistletoe, ¡HICA!’s Annual Tamale Sale...more

    Toddler Tales

    Presented by North Shelby Library at North Shelby Library, Birmingham

    December 5 - December 12, 2016

    Stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts make up a lively 30 minute program designed especially for short attention spans. Registration will begin one week prior to each storytime. Ages 19-36...more

    Toddler Tales

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    September 12 - December 12, 2016

    TODDLER TALES
    Stories, songs, crafts, and a snack for ages 24-36 months with a caregiver. Every Monday at 9:30 am and 10:30 pm. Call 205-879-0497 to register, or register...more

    Sensory Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 12, 2016

    This monthly all ages storytime will include stories and songs in a variety of engaging ways in a sensory friendly atmosphere.


    City Center Art After School Art Classes

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    September 12 - December 12, 2016

    CCA 1 Grades 2 – 5, Beginner Studio, Mondays 4:00 – 6:00 pm

    City Center Art Level 1 is a beginner level art studio class for youth in grades 2 – 5. This class is for...more

    Animal Tales

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

    December 12, 2016

    Animal Tales will be here with a wide variety of exotic animals from all over the world! Six surprise guest animals will provide participants an up close and personal experience through volunteer...more

    Wee Ones

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 16 - December 13, 2016

    Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for 24 months and under.


    Wee Ones

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 16 - December 13, 2016

    Join Ms. Mary for a fun and energetic storytime for 24 month and under.


    Picture Book Club

    Presented by North Shelby Library at North Shelby Library, Birmingham

    December 13, 2016

    Join us for stories, games, crafts, and snacks featuring a different favorite book character each month. All age...more

    Together Time

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    September 6 - December 13, 2016

    During Together Time enjoy stories and songs with Miss NayNay. Together Time is every Tuesday morning at 9:30 am and 10:30 am, for all ages with a caregiver.

    THERE WILL BE NO TOGETHER TIME...more

    Infinity Ring Book Club: Year End Party

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 13, 2016

    Join us for pizza and drinks at our book club where we will talk about our favorite books while discovering fun new titles. Online registration is required at www.homewoodpubliclibrary.org....more

    Library Out Loud

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    September 6 - December 13, 2016

    Stories, crafts, a movie, and a snack for grades kindergarten - 2nd. Every Tuesday from 3:30 - 4:15 pm. Drop off and pick up at Storytelling Room. No registration required, but an adult must be...more

    Holiday Safari

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

    December 13, 2016

    The Springville Road Regional Branch Library is hosting its annual Christmas storytime program. Festivities include a special “holiday safari” from Jared Baker of Animal Tales. Holiday...more

    Christmas Party / Gift Drive

    Presented by Grace Klein Community

    December 13, 2016

    On December 13, 2016, Pie Five Pizza will be hosting a year end Christmas Party and Gift Drive in support of Grace Klein Community.

    Bring an unwrapped gift to love on “the forgotten”...more

    Mother Goose

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    September 7 - December 14, 2016

    MOTHER GOOSE
    Stories, songs, and fingerplays with Miss SuSu for ages 12-24 months with a caregiver. Every Wednesday at 9:30 and 10:30. Register online at ...more

    Movers & Makers

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    September 7 - December 14, 2016

    MOVERS & MAKERS
    Bring your 3-5 year-old preschoolers on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 for stories and activities that build cooperation, reading, and school readiness. Caregivers...more

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