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    Art for Children

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    March 6 - April 24, 2017

    Explore sculpture, painting, pottery, drawing, printmaking with local artist Carolyn Wass. Each course is tailored for each group of students. Emphasis is placed on individual creativity and craftsmanship

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    SNAP: Seriously, No Adults Please!

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

    January 5 - April 26, 2017

    SNaP: Seriously, No Adults Please!

    3rd-6th graders. No registration required.

    January 5: Game On

    January 12: Perler Beads Craft

    January 19: Movie and Popcorn (call...more

    Birmingham Revealed: Alvin Vogtle Escapes

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham

    April 26, 2017

    Our 2017 Birmingham Revealed Cultural Series returns in March with “Alvin Vogtle Escapes,” the newest one-man play commissioned by Vulcan Park and Museum. Written and directed by Lee...more

    Maker Madness

    Presented by North Shelby Library at North Shelby Library, Birmingham

    January 26 - April 27, 2017

    Join us for an hour of STEM learning and creativity! We'll explore a new tech each month - from robotics and electronics to engineering and design, come express yourself with us! For ages 8 - 12....more

    Afterschool Zentangle Class for Elementary Kids

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    January 19 - April 27, 2017

    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

    Afterschool Zentangle Class for Middle School Kids

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    January 19 - April 27, 2017

    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

    Mural Madness

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 27, 2017

    Bring your imagination for an afternoon of mural madness. Help us create a large paper mural to display in the children's department and have fun doing it!


    Mural Madness

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 27, 2017

    Bring your imagination for an afternoon of mural madness. Help us create a large paper mural to display in the children's department and have fun doing it!


    Move & Groove Storytime

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 14 - April 28, 2017

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


    James & The Giant Peach

    Presented by Birmingham Children's Theatre at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Theatre, Birmingham

    April 7 - April 29, 2017

    Written by: Roald Dahl
    Directed by: Brandon Bruce

    A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey! This amazing adventure of James Henry Trotter will...more

    Girls on the Run Birmingham 5k

    Presented by Girls on the Run Birmingham Metro at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    April 29, 2017

    Come support 26 teams of 3rd through 8th grade girls as they conquer their 10-week, season-long goal of completing a 5k! Our girls have been working hard since February learning how...more

    Family Storytime with Mr. Mac

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

    January 7 - April 29, 2017

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

    CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT – OTHER REGULAR...more

    Weatherfest

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    April 29, 2017

    Join the WBRC First Alert Weather Team on the Plaza along with other special guests to learn about all things weather. See special tools used to detect and predict weather, and meet your favorite...more

    Alabama Wildlife Center and Audubon Teaches Nature: Alabama Birding Trails

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center and Birmingham Audubon Society at Alabama Wildlife Center , Pelham

    April 30, 2017

    Joe Watts, Guest Speaker. Refreshments are offered at 1:30 pm in the Alabama Wildlife Center observation room followed by the program at 2:00 pm in the AWC auditorium. Over 400 species of...more

    World Oyama American Cup Karate Championship

    Presented by World Oyama Karate at Samford University, Birmingham

    April 30, 2017

    One of the world's premier martial arts championships will take place at Samford University on Sunday, April 30th. The tournament is sponsored by the World Oyama Karate Organization headed by...more

    Sylacauga Community Playhouse Production: The Miracle Worker

    Presented by Sylacauga Community Playhouse

    April 21 - April 30, 2017

    The Sylacauga Community Playhouse  will present William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker.  The production tells the story of young Helen Keller, deaf and blind since infancy, who finds her...more

    Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED

    Presented by VStar Entertainment at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Exhibition Halls, Birmingham

    April 29 - April 30, 2017

    Venture back to a time when the dinosaurs roamed the earth at Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED! Experience up-close encounters with a lifelike Stegosaurus, Velociraptor and the king T-Rex in this...more

    Spring Classes Registration

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    January 9 - May 1, 2017

    Sign-up for spring classes at Samford's Academy of the Arts, continuing the traditions of Samford After Sundown and Preparatory Music.  Enjoy classes in music, art, languages, creative...more

    Movie Showing

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 1, 2017

    Cosmic outlaws face an interstellar villain who seeks to control the universe with a powerful orb. A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together and may be the galaxy's only...more

    Coding Club

    Presented by North Shelby Library at North Shelby Library, Birmingham

    March 7 - May 2, 2017

    Come learn to code with Google CS First! Create and share your own digital stories! No previous experience necessary. 3rd-6th grade. Registration required.
     


    It Could Happen! ~ Stories of Hope and Possibility with Dolores Hydock

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 5, 2017

    It Could Happen! ~ Stories of Hope and Possibility with Storyteller Dolores Hydock

    Friday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large...more

    Lego Club

    Presented by North Shelby Library at North Shelby Library, Birmingham

    January 7 - May 6, 2017

    The library provides the Legos, the kids provide the imagination and creativity. Families are welcome to drop in anytime between 10:00 and 11:00 to build spectacular creations. Creations will then...more

    Alabama Folk Fair

    Presented by Bessemer Hall of History Museum

    May 5 - May 6, 2017

    The Bessemer Hall of History Museum is pleased to present The Alabama Folk Fair.  This fair with a flair for feature handmade arts and crafts. Arts! Crafts! Live Music! Children’s...more

    Mad Scientist Day Junior

    Presented by SAACS at UAB

    May 6, 2017

    The Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are hosting the fourth annual Mad Scientist Day Jr. 

    Mad Scientist Day Jr....more

    Gerry Brooks

    Presented by Birmingham Area Alumni Chapter of Troy University

    May 6, 2017

    Lexington Principal spreading humor in the world of education is speaking in the Birmingham Area discussing his humorous take as an educator and how to deal with parents, students and faculty....more

    Big Green Eggs in the ‘Ham

    Presented by Easter Seals of the Birmingham Area at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    May 6, 2017

    Easterseals of the Birmingham Area is preparing for the 5th annual Big Green Eggs in the ‘Ham, the only EggFest in Birmingham. The event will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Birmingham Zoo....more

    Birmingham Barons Baseball vs Mississippi Braves

    Presented by Birmingham Barons at Regions Field, Birmingham

    May 3 - May 7, 2017

    Since a move back to downtown Birmingham from Hoover a few seasons ago, the Birmingham Barons continue to provide one of the finest experiences in all Minor League Baseball year in and out,...more

    Going Places

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    January 11 - May 7, 2017

    Created by the renowned Scitech in Perth, Australia, Going Places is an interactive science exhibition that explores the technology humans have developed for travel. If you have ever wanted to...more

    Picture Book Club

    Presented by North Shelby Library at North Shelby Library, Birmingham

    January 10 - May 9, 2017

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

    Wiggleworm Wednesdays

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 10, 2017

    Join us for our weekly all-ages storytime filled with msuic, fun, and more!


    Homeschool Hour Jr. Goes Inside the Human Body

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 10, 2017

    Join us for an afternoon of fun as we find out the way our systems work together. No registration required. Suggested for ages 10 years and under.


    Contra Dance!

    Presented by FOOTMAD

    May 13, 2017

    Our Band for this dance:  RENEWABLE ENERGY with calling by Janet Shepherd.  The dance will be in the gym at the Birmingham YWCA.  Always LIVE MUSIC - Always TONS OF FUN.  ...more

    Alabama Charcoal Art Classes

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 14 - May 13, 2017

    Alabama Charcoal is Space One Eleven’s advanced studio art class, portfolio development, and career mentoring program for high school students who are serious about art. This rigorous...more

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

    Presented by Southeastern Outings at McDonald's across from the Galleria, Hoover

    May 13, 2017

    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

    Community Fun and Faire

    Presented by Hope Lutheran Church-LCMS and Hope Lutheran Church

    May 13, 2017

    Hope's Third Annual Community Fun and Faire

    This year is better than ever! We will have our usual HUGE Community Yard Sale along with delicious food and drinks. We will also have...more

    Maker Monday Create!

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

    January 9 - May 15, 2017

    We’ll have crafts plus STEAM activities and projects. You choose the activity and create! School age.


    City Center Art After School Art Classes

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 9 - May 15, 2017

    City Center Art Level 1 (CCA1) Grades 2 – 5, Beginner Studio, Mondays 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
    CCA1 is a beginner level art studio class for youth in grades 2 – 5. This class is for the...more

    Libraryflix

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 16, 2017

    Libraryflix: 

    Tuesday, May 16, at 3:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    The colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of...more

    Libraryflix

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 16, 2017

    Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David...more

    Knitwise Tuesdays

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

    February 14 - May 16, 2017

    Join us on Tuesdays at the Central Library downtown as we knit our way to glory! Beginners and experts welcome. Open to elementary, middle, and high school students.
     


    Homeschool Hangout

    Presented by North Shelby Library at North Shelby Library, Birmingham

    January 18 - May 17, 2017

    Join us for an exciting hour-long program aimed at school age kids to learn from a member of the community! Each month will feature a different topic or presenter. Ages 7 - 12. Registration...more

    Homeschool Hour - Our Universe

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 18, 2017

    Join us as we learn about stars, the Moon, and our planets with David Weigel from the Samford Planetarium. Suggested for ages 10 years and up. Online registration is required.


    Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring Concert

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

    May 20, 2017

    Blake Richardson, Conductor
    Student concerto competition winner

    BIZET: Carmen Suite, No. 1
    HOLST: "Jupiter" from The Planets
    GRIEG: Peer Gynt Suite,...more

    8th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival

    Presented by Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival at DeBardeleben Park in Downtown Historic Bessemer, Bessemer

    May 20, 2017

    In a state known for its music and bbq, the 8th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival combines the best of both Saturday, May 20th, 2017.  The event will take place at the beautiful...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    May 20 - May 21, 2017

    The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and...more

    Day Out With Thomas

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

    May 12 - May 21, 2017

    All aboard!  Thomas the Tank Engine™ is set to roll into the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum for Day Out With Thomas™ on May 12-14, 20-21, 2017!

    Take a ride with everybody’s...more

    Birmingham Barons Baseball vs Tennessee Smokies

    Presented by Birmingham Barons at Regions Field, Birmingham

    May 18 - May 22, 2017

    Since a move back to downtown Birmingham from Hoover a few seasons ago, the Birmingham Barons continue to provide one of the finest experiences in all Minor League Baseball year in and out,...more

    Creature Feature

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

    May 22, 2017

    Celebrate World Turtle Day at the library! Jumanji the Russian Tortoise will visit us for a meet and greet. We'll talk about his natural habitat, diet, and (terrible) swimming abilities. 


    Brasfield & Gorrie BBQ Cook-Off 2017

    Presented by Brasfield & Gorrie

    May 25, 2017

    Leading up to Memorial Day weekend, the community will have an opportunity to taste and cast votes for best barbecue in town, while raising money for charity. Teams are lining up to face off on...more

    7th Annual Salsa Showdown

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at Cahaba Brewing Company, Birmingham

    May 27, 2017

    Welcome to the 7th Annual Salsa Showdown presented by Alagasco.  The Showdown is a fundraising competition among local restaurants & catering companies to determine who offers the...more

    Genuine Care Home Services 4th Annual Community Cleanup

    Presented by Genuine Care Home Services

    May 27, 2017

    A community cleanup brings volunteers together to clean, repair, and improve public spaces or other areas such vacant lots, or abandoned properties that have been neglected or...more

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