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    Reading Between the Lines: Charles Brooks and the American Presidential Campaign Exhibit

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    January 5 - April 29, 2016

    In honor of the 2016 presidential elections, the Birmingham Public Library will exhibit Reading Between the Lines: Charles Brooks and the American Presidential Campaign in the Fourth Floor Gallery of the Central Library from January 5 to February 26, 2016.

    Alabama’s best-known political cartoonist of the twentieth century, the Birmingham News’ Charles Brooks drew more ...more


    Young Eagles Day At Shelby County Airport

    Presented by Shelby County Experimental Aircraft Association at Shelby County Airport, Calera

    April 30, 2016

    The Shelby County Experimental Aircraft Association will hold a Young Eagles Day with several local pilots taking kids, ages 8 through 17, for free flights. Participants must fill out a...more

    GEICO 500 Weekend at Talladega Superspeedway

    Presented by Talladega Superspeedway at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega

    April 29 - May 1, 2016

    April 30: Talladega 300 - NASCAR XFinity Series

    May 1 - GEICO 500 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series


    Body Worlds Rx

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    January 27 - May 1, 2016

    The institute for Plastination — organizers of the renowned Body Worlds anatomical and health exhibitions — presents a special new exhibition for the times we live in.

    A curation of...more

    UAB Softball vs UTSA

    Presented by UAB Athletics at UAB Mary Bowers Field, Birmingham

    April 30 - May 1, 2016

    Following its sixth consecutive season of 30 or more wins in 2015, the UAB softball is looking to return to the post-season for the sixth time in the last seven seasons in 2016. Head coach Marla...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike along Buck Creek in Helena, AL

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 1, 2016

    Come explore the wilder side of Helena.  Hike with SEO on a lovely creekside trail in Helena in Shelby County.  Total hiking distance is less than four miles.  Hike rated moderately...more

    Love Divine - A Celebration of Favorite Anthems and Hymns

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

    May 1, 2016

    Briarwood Presbyterian Church's Chancel Choir and Festival Orchestra present a free concert, Sunday, May 1 at 6:00 p.m. Arrangements by Mack Wilberg, John Rutter, Dan Forrest and Keith and Kristyn...more

    Birmingham Barons Baseball vs Pensacola Blue Wahoos

    Presented by Birmingham Barons at Regions Field, Birmingham

    April 28 - May 2, 2016

    The Barons look to continue their momentum at Regions Field which was named the top Double-A ballpark by Baseball America. In its first three seasons, the Barons have welcomed over one million...more

    Tutor Time

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 2, 2016

    Mondays, May 2 & 9, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium. Need some extra help? Middle and elementary school students are welcome to drop in for some free tutor assistance from...more

    American Girl Kidz Kitchen

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 3, 2016

    Make yummy treats from your favorite girls' era.  Register 4/18-5/2


    Alabama 4H: Herp Journey

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Powderly Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    May 3, 2016

    Join the Alabama 4H Science School for an afternoon of hands-on-fun as they introduce some of Alabama’s most famous reptiles—turtle, snake, gator, and more, oh my! This program is made...more

    Alabama Theatre Tour

    Presented by Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    May 4, 2016

    Join us for a tour of the historic Alabama Theatre, the Showplace of the South. The tour begins in the ticket lobby and leads you all the way up to the balcony, concluding in the auditorium with a...more

    Beginning Zentangle Class - half price!

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    May 4, 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

    Alabama 4H: Herp Journey

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Smithfield Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    May 5, 2016

    Join the Alabama 4H Science School for an afternoon of hands-on-fun as they introduce some of Alabama’s most famous reptiles—turtle, snake, gator, and more, oh my! This program is made...more

    Sloss Furnaces: Then and Now

    February 5 - May 6, 2016

    The exhibit will include the Furnace's history as well as a focus on the Sloss Furnaces Metal Arts Program. The program was founded in 1985 and teaches metalworking, pattern making, casting and...more

    Beginning Zentangle Class - half price!

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    May 6, 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

    43rd Annual Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Festival

    Presented by Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Association at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    May 7, 2016

    THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN DULCIMER was developed in the southeast mountains of America and was the country’s first native instrument outside of those made by the Native Americans.  Until...more

    Our World Our Library (O.W.O.L.)

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 7, 2016

    Join us to learn more about our world as we talk about and learn about Lailat al Miraj with stories and a special craft.


    Splash 101 Painting & BYOB

    Presented by Splash101painting

    March 27 - May 7, 2016

    We create different painting and byob every weekend by also travel if needed.We offer adult &kids classes $25 per person


    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at Smith Mountain Fire Tower by Lake Martin

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 7, 2016

    The Smith Mountain Alpine Trail at Lake Martin is some twenty miles north of the Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail. The highest elevation around Lake Martin, Smith Mountain is a jagged peak mountain in...more

    World Oyama American Cup Karate Championship

    Presented by World Oyama Karate

    May 7, 2016

    World Oyama American Cup Knockdown Karate Championship 
    to Benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research

    Birmingham, AL — One of the world's premier martial arts...more

    Oak Mountain Spring State Fair

    Presented by Live Nation at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham

    April 28 - May 8, 2016

    Offering a wide assortment of family-friendly fun.


    Samford University Baseball vs ETSU

    Presented by Samford University Athletic Department at Joe Lee Griffin Stadium - Samford University, Birmingham

    May 6 - May 8, 2016

    The Bulldogs host ETSU.


    Samford University Softball vs UNCG

    Presented by Samford University Athletic Department at Bulldog Softball Field - Samford University, Birmingham

    May 7 - May 8, 2016

    The Bulldogs host UNCG.


    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at Living River

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 8, 2016

    Living River, a nonprofit affiliated with the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley, is developing a camp and environmental center on the Cahaba River.   On May 8 Southeastern Outings...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at Living River

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 8, 2016

    Living River, a nonprofit affiliated with the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley, is developing a camp and environmental center on the Cahaba River.   On May 8 Southeastern Outings...more

    Nature/Animal Documentary

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 9, 2016

    A mama bear and her two cubs experience adventure and danger while trying to survive in the Alaskan wilderness in this exciting nature film. The Hoover Library presents free screenings of classic...more

    Tutor Time

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 9, 2016

    Mondays, May 2 & 9, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium. Need some extra help? Middle and elementary school students are welcome to drop in for some free tutor assistance from...more

    UAB Baseball vs Samford

    Presented by UAB Athletics at Jerry D. Young Memorial Field, Birmingham

    May 10, 2016

    For more information on the UAB baseball team, follow the Blazers on Twitter (@UAB_Baseball). For more on all Blazer sports teams follow the official social media accounts of UAB Athletics on...more

    Samford University Baseball vs UAB

    Presented by Samford University Athletic Department at Joe Lee Griffin Stadium - Samford University, Birmingham

    May 10, 2016

    The Bulldogs' final non-conference meeting of the regular season will come at home against UAB on May 10.


    Wee Ones

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 3 - May 10, 2016

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


    After School City Center Art - Spring 2016

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 11 - May 11, 2016

    City Center Art (CCA) is Space One Eleven’s after school arts education program. Elementary and middle school students are...more

    Wiggleworm Wednesdays

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 11, 2016

    Join Ms. Mandy for our weekly all-ages storytime filled with music and fun!


    iTween: Zentangle

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 12, 2016

    Thursday, May 12, at 4 p.m. in the Round Auditorium.  Join us for an introductory workshop about Zentangle, an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful drawings....more

    Preschool Playtime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 5 - May 12, 2016

    We'll provide the stations, and you provide the imagination for a fun morning of play with your child.  For ages three and under.  Daycare groups must call 205-332-6619 in advance to...more

    Dynamic Education Adventures - Fizz, Boom, and WOW Show

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

    May 13, 2016

    This program is just fizzing and booming with fantastically fiery feats and radical reactions. Participants will be blown away by the explosive experiments and combustible chaos. Target...more

    Birmingham Barons Baseball vs Jackson Generals

    Presented by Birmingham Barons at Regions Field, Birmingham

    May 9 - May 13, 2016

    The Barons look to continue their momentum at Regions Field which was named the top Double-A ballpark by Baseball America. In its first three seasons, the Barons have welcomed over one million...more

    Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring Concert

    Presented by Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham

    May 14, 2016

    Blake Richardson, Conductor
    Triumphant last hurrah of the regular season for the youth orchestra to shine!


    Alabama Wildlife Center Baby Bird Shower

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center , Pelham

    May 14, 2016

    You are cordially invited to attend a Baby Bird Shower: Bring a gift (see Baby Bird Wish List), guided tour of baby bird nursery & aviaries, fun...more

    Do Dah Day

    Presented by Do Dah Day, Inc. at Caldwell Park, Birmingham

    May 14, 2016

    Do Dah Day grew out of an idea in 1979 and has raised almost $1.5 million since! The South’s craziest parade kicks off at 11:01 a.m. on the streets of Highland Avenue in Birmingham’s...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

    Itty Bitty Birthday

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 14, 2016

    Itty Bitty Magic City is turning one, and it’s time for a party! Join us for a celebration at McWane Science Center with special programs, live entertainment, outdoor activities, and even...more

    Visually Impaired Program: Bridges Between Earthly and Spiritual Realms

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    May 14, 2016

    In this program for adults, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and...more

    Kids Night Out at the SCAC

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

    May 14, 2016

    Kids Night Out  @ the SCAC  Time:  6-9pm  Children ages 6-14 
    Each Night Out is themed! 
    Children will Learn about artists and create their own Master...more

    UAB Baseball vs Florida International

    Presented by UAB Athletics at Jerry D. Young Memorial Field, Birmingham

    May 13 - May 15, 2016

    For more information on the UAB baseball team, follow the Blazers on Twitter (@UAB_Baseball). For more on all Blazer sports teams follow the official social media accounts of UAB Athletics on...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

    Itty Bitty Birthday

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 15, 2016

    Itty Bitty Magic City is turning one, and it’s time for a party! Join us for a celebration at McWane Science Center with special programs, live entertainment, outdoor activities, and even...more

    Read to Rover with GBHS

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 17, 2016

    The Greater Birmingham Humane Society is bringing some of their animal friends to the library so that you can practice your reaading and storytelling skills. The animals will be available for...more

    Flicks Among the Flowers

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 18, 2016

    Flicks Among the Flowers returns Mary 18, June 15 and July 20. Films TBA.


    Seeing Things

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    January 15 - May 20, 2016

    “The way we see things is affected by what we know or what we believe.” John Berger

    When you engage in the act of ‘seeing’, you do so through the lens of your own thoughts and...more

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