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    Nature All Around Summer Camp

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

    July 21 - July 25, 2014

    Even in an urban environment, nature is all around us - you just have to look closely! This week is all about exploring places where nature thrives in and around Birmingham. Ever heard of an urban homestead? We’ll visit one and find out how people produce much of their own food right in their yards, even in the city! We’ll visit a “green” home where A/C isn’t necessary due to the way ...more


    Summer Theatre Explorations Camp

    Presented by Children's Dance Foundation at Children's Dance Foundation

    July 14 - July 25, 2014

    Full-day camp for entering 6th-9th graders

    In this 2-week camp, students will explore all aspects of theatre. Daily classes will include acting technique, voice and movement, improvisation,...more

    LatinSummer

    Presented by Samford University at Samford University

    July 14 - July 25, 2014

    A unique summer day camp at Samford University will give Birmingham-area elementary and middle school students a chance to do as the Romans did. Samford’s Department of Classics is...more

    Friday Movie Madness

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

    June 6 - July 25, 2014

    All ages. Join us every Friday in June and July for the latest DVD releases for kids. Popcorn and drinks provided. Movie list can be picked up at the Children’s Desk.


    Summer Movies in the Park

    Presented by City of Center Point at Reed-Harvey Park

    June 13 - July 25, 2014

    Summer Movies in the Park is a perfect chance to relax and enjoy a safe and special night under the stars. Come early and get a good seat! All movies start at dusk (approx. 15 minutes after...more

    Lakeshore's Amazing Race

    Presented by Lakeshore Foundation

    July 26, 2014

    Modeled after the popular show, The Amazing Race, teams of four will be assembled representing a variety of age groups and affiliations. Teams will “race” throughout Lakeshore...more

    Mr. Mac

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

    June 7 - July 26, 2014

    Stories, puppets, and songs with Mr. Mac for all ages with a caregiver. Every Saturday at 10:30 am. No registration required.


    American Idol® Live!

    Presented by Red Mountain Entertainment at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Concert Hall

    July 26, 2014

    Fans of the hit series can see this season's talented Top Ten Finalists live when the AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! tour returns this summer. AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! gives fans the unique...more

    Library Store

    Presented by Leeds Jane Culbreth Library at Leeds–Jane Culbreth Public Library

    July 26, 2014

    Save the tickets you earn to spend at the library store! The store will be open according to the calendar times listed. All store items will be marked with a 'price' for readers to...more

    Summer In The City” by Melissa Jones and Jill Marlar featuring local landmarks

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery

    June 20 - July 26, 2014

    “Summer In The City” Ceramic works by Melissa Jones and mono prints by Jill Marlar featuring local landmarks
    Opening receptions:
    Friday June 20th, 5:00 - 9:00 pm (in...more

    It’s Raining Cats and Dogs

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

    July 26, 2014

    Paint your pet or favorite animal in the style of George Rodrigue or Laurel Burch. The goal is to have something inspired by these artists, rather than copies of their work. Both artists will be...more

    13th Annual Math & Science Day

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

    July 26, 2014

    The Annual Math & Science Day conducted by Kwanzaa Year Round, Science for Kids Ministry, and hosted by the Five Points West Library, 4812 Avenue W, Birmingham, AL, will be held Saturday, July...more

    Bart's Art Cart: Super Scrolls

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    July 5 - July 26, 2014

    This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!

    In July, we will extend the colors...more

    Southeastern Outings Short Hikes and Long Swims on South Caney Creek in Bankhead National Forest

    Presented by Southeastern Outings at K-Mart Green Springs meeting location

    July 26, 2014

    Short hikes and Long Swims Join us for short, moderately easy hikes to two waterfalls on South Caney Creek.  We’ll swim at both of the falls. These...more

    Schaeffer Eye Center CityFest

    at Railroad Park

    July 26, 2014

    The Schaeffer Eye Center CityFest will be held on Saturday, July 26 at Railroad Park and features a phenomenal music lineup including the Grammy Award winning hip hop band, The Roots. Local...more

    Wild West Day

    Presented by Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum at Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

    July 26, 2014

    Travel back to the 1800s and experience life in the Wild West!  Enjoy a train ride through the forests of Shelby County, but hang on to your gold and valuables just in case yer waylaid by...more

    Let's Make a Racquet in Helena

    Presented by 10 and Under Tennis Birmingham

    July 26, 2014

     The United States Tennis Association (USTA) will provide a free play day for kids ages 7-10 Come join the fun. USTA will provide everything you need to come out and enjoy a morning of tennis...more

    Birmingham Antique Bottle, Folk Pottery & Collectibles Show

    Presented by Alabama Bottle Collectors at Bessemer Civic Center

    July 26, 2014

    You are invited to attend the 2014 Birmingham Antique Bottle, Folk Pottery Show to be held July 25th & 26th at the Bessemer Civic Center located at Exit #108 on I-20/59. The BCC is...more

    Drag Racing at Alabama International Dragway

    Presented by Alabama International Dragway at Alabama International Dragway

    July 25 - July 26, 2014

    Home of the 2009 IHRA Summit "Heat Wave" Division 2 CHAMPIONS!

    Friday Night, July 25th: Moonlight Madness, 9pm-1am

    Saturday, July 26th: ProMaxx Performance...more

    Christmas in July

    Presented by Oak Mountain State Park at Oak Mountain State Park

    July 26, 2014

    Who says we have to wait until December for Christmas? Let's celebrate it in July. Come out to the Campground Pavilion where we will make some ornaments and other Christmas crafts.


    Trak Shak Retro Run

    Presented by The Trak Shak at The Trak Shak

    July 26, 2014

    Admit it. We all have an old favorite shirt or pair of shorts that we just can’t get rid of that would be perfect for this race. In an attempt to liven up a hot summer night, the annual Trak...more

    Summer Film Series: The Sound of Music

    Presented by Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre

    July 27, 2014

    A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower. 174 min. G.

    There will be a sing-along and Mighty Wurlitzer performance before each...more

    Annie

    Presented by Virginia Samford Theatre at Virginia Samford Theatre

    July 10 - July 27, 2014

    The VST invites you to enjoy one Broadway’s most beloved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, ANNIE charms everyone’s hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s...more

    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz at Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens

    July 27, 2014

    July 27: Malik, Love Connection and Roy Ayers (Tentative)

    Help keep our parks clean by placing all trash in cans.We encourage everyone to bring blankets, seat cushions,...more

    Shrek the Musical

    Presented by Leeds Theatre and Arts Center at Leeds Theatre and Arts Center

    July 11 - July 27, 2014

    SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway...more

    Graham Stookey Live

    Presented by 2nd & Charles at 2nd and Charles

    July 27, 2014

     YouTube sensation Graham Stookey will be performing live at 2nd & Charles in Hoover.


    Thy Kingdom Come Dance Concert

    Presented by Briarwood Ballet at Briarwood Presbyterian Church

    July 27, 2014

    Briarwood Ballet of Birmingham, AL presents “Thy Kingdom Come”, an inspiring evening dance concert event featuring professional, nationally known dancers from Hosanna Sacred Arts and...more

    Family Yoga

    Presented by Whole Foods Market Birmingham

    July 28, 2014

     We've teamed up with Villager Yoga to bring you a FREE Family Yoga Class! Bring your water bottle and a mat or towel, and join us for this family...more

    Together With Twos

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

    June 3 - July 29, 2014

    Storytime for children 24 months and under and a caregiver. This storytime is age-appropriate for toddlers with short stories, songs and lots of movement. Each program is 30 minutes in length....more

    Animal Appetites (Summer Library Program)

    Presented by Clay Public Library at Clay Community Center

    July 29, 2014

    Natural History Education Co. of the MidSouth presents "Animal Appetites." With each animal presented, learn how the animal hunts (or avoids being preyed upon), how it adapts and...more

    Birmingham Barons Baseball vs Tennessee Smokies

    Presented by Birmingham Barons at Regions Field

    July 26 - July 30, 2014

    The 2013 season proved to be one of the most memorable in the long and storied history of Birmingham baseball as the Barons celebrated their return to downtown with the franchise's 14th...more

    Story Friends

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

    June 4 - July 30, 2014

    Storytime for preschoolers 5 years and under and a caregiver. This storytime  has longer stories, interspersed with songs and movement activities. This program is 45 minutes in...more

    AmStar Cinemas Summer Kids' Flicks!

    Presented by AmStar Cinemas

    May 27 - July 30, 2014

    Movies on Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10am. All movies rated G or PG.

    May 27-28 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
    June 3-4 Curious George
    June 10-11 The Croods
    June...more

    Regal Summer Movie Express

    Presented by Regal Entertainment Group at Regal Trussville Stadium 16

    June 3 - July 30, 2014

    The 2014 Summer Movie Express runs for 9 weeks with select titles playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer.

    6/3 Hotel Transylvania PG 10am
    6/4 The Smurfs 2 PG 10am...more

    Throwback Thursday Kids Club

    Presented by Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre

    July 10 - July 31, 2014

    Throwback Thursday Kids Club wants to help the now generation make modern memories at The Alabama Theatre! Each Thursday in July, you’re invited to treat your kids to a classic throwback...more

    Eat Up: A Taste of Uptown

    at Uptown Entertainment District

    July 31, 2014

    Seven restaurants, including two that have not yet opened, will serve samples of some of their dishes at Eat Up: A Taste of Uptown, a street party to celebrate the official opening of the new...more

    Fresh Start Summer Enrichment Camp

    Presented by Fresh Start Family Solutions

    June 9 - August 1, 2014

    Fresh Start is in the 10th year of existence with an emphasis on academic enrichment, social skills, creative arts, and Christian values. Our goal is to develop the child in all areas whil the...more

    Leeds Summer Camp 2014

    Presented by C.L. E.A .R. INC. at Robert R. Moton Community Center

    June 2 - August 1, 2014

    The Leeds Summer Camp 2014 Program includes

    • Arts and Crafts
    • Reading Club
    • Character Building
    • Music
    • Swimming
    • Motivational...more

    Outdoor Adventures in Central Alabama

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center

    July 28 - August 1, 2014

    This camp is for those on the go! Travel to different spots in and around Birmingham, as well as spend time exploring Ruffner Mountain. Field trip activities include: rock climbing, horseback...more

    SU Academy of Arts Art Camp

    Presented by Samford University at Samford Academy of the Arts

    July 28 - August 1, 2014

    Academy of Art Summer Camp is one week of creative expressions in art with a touch of music. With the help of our experienced art and music Instructors, young Academy artists will see, touch, hear...more

    Fox 6 Free Friday Flicks

    at Veterans Park - Hoover

    May 30 - August 1, 2014

    Alagasco presents FOX6 Free Friday Flicks starting May 30th at Veteran's Park in Hoover! Grab your blanket, friends & family and join us every Friday night for a FREE family-friendly film...more

    AWC Summer Day Camp for 2nd-6th Graders-Week 2

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center

    July 28 - August 1, 2014

    Does your child love animals or enjoy being outdoors surrounded by nature? Is your child a future wildlife biologist or veterinarian who needs a place to develop his or her interests? If your...more

    Camp Coleman Day Camp 2014

    Presented by Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama at Camp Coleman

    July 21 - August 1, 2014

    CAMP COLEMAN IS BACK! 

    We will be offering 2 weeks of Day Camp for Children ages 5-14. There are themes for each age group both weeks which include Blast from the Past, Amazing Race,...more

    Back to School Celebration/ Painting a Community Mural

    Presented by Homecoming Coffee & Gifts at Homecoming Coffee & Gift Shop

    August 2, 2014

    Homecoming Café and the community is sponsoring a Back to school celebration for families. Free food, drinks and plenty of music. We will be painting a large mural on our building in the...more

    UAB Volleyball Middle School Team Camp 2

    Presented by UAB Blazer Volleyball Camps at UAB Bartow Arena

    July 31 - August 2, 2014

     An instructional and play summer volleyball camp for Middle School Volleyball Teams only. The camp will focus on fundamental skill development and team offensive and defensive systems. The...more

    Dress Up and Dance! Summer Camp

    Presented by Children's Dance Foundation at Children's Dance Foundation

    June 2 - August 2, 2014

    Half-day camp for entering 5 yr. old Kindergarteners
    Each morning, these young campers will open the magic costume box to see where the day’s adventure will take them. “Active...more

    Summer Movement-to-Music for ages 2-4

    Presented by Children's Dance Foundation at Children's Dance Foundation

    June 2 - August 2, 2014

     Movement-to-Music for ages 2-4

    CDF’s unique Movement-to-Music curriculum is an imaginative exploration of skills and concepts — a great way to introduce your young child...more

    Summer Parent/Toddler Class

    Presented by Children's Dance Foundation at Children's Dance Foundation

    June 2 - August 2, 2014

    Parent/Toddler Class

    This class is designed especially for toddlers (12-24 months old) and their favorite grown-up. Dancing together with your child is fun and builds skills — a great...more

    Movement-to-Music Class for School-Age Children with Special Needs

    Presented by Children's Dance Foundation at Children's Dance Foundation

    June 2 - August 2, 2014

     Movement-to-Music for School-Age Children with Special Needs

    This class, designed for school-age children with Down Syndrome, Autism or other developmental delays, provides a creative...more

    Summer Creative Arts Camp

    Presented by Children's Dance Foundation at Children's Dance Foundation

    June 2 - August 2, 2014

    Full-day camp for entering 1st-5th graders

    Campers will explore Folktales and Favorite Stories through daily classes in dance, creative drama, music and art. Camp will culminate with a...more

    Goldilocks and The Three Bears

    Presented by Birmingham Children's Theatre at Birmingham Children's Theatre

    July 22 - August 2, 2014

    Goldilocks is a lively girl who has one big problem: she can’t keep her hands off other people’s things! She wants to play with everything she sees from a jewelry box to a bird’s...more

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