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    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 fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escape. Roald Dahl's story comes hilariously to life in this delightful dramatization that reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others, and the indecision ...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

    Create Slime with Olaf!

    Presented by bessemer flea market

    April 30, 2017

    Next Sunday Olaf will be at Bessemer flea market creating slime, applying temporary tattoos, and painting! This is a kids only event and for just $5 kids will do it all!!! We ask that you bring...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

    Star Party

    Presented by Christenberry Planetarium at Samford University

    May 5, 2017

    Join us for a star party on the Samford Quad. We will have telescopes set up for public viewing and planetarium mini presentations running throught the evening. Our oculus rift virtual reality...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

    Building Workshop

    Presented by Home Depot

    May 6, 2017

    Join the hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a flower pot to hold spring flowers to keep or give to Mom. Once the project is complete, your child can paint their project to...more

    Building Workshop

    May 6, 2017

    Join the hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a flower pot to hold spring flowers to keep or give to Mom. Once the project is complete, your child can paint their project to...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

    5th Annual Birmingham International Street Fair

    Presented by Birmingham Multicultural Association

    May 13, 2017

    Join us for the 5th Annual Birmingham International Street Fair.  Over 26 cultures represented through performance, cultural demonstrations, educational programs, artisans, and food vendors....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

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at Smith Mountain Fire Tower by Lake Martin

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 27, 2017

    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

    ACTAing Classes

    Presented by ACTA Theater at ACTA Theater, Trussville

    January 10 - May 30, 2017

    Starting in January 2017, ACTA Theatre in Trussville, AL, will offer acting classes for grades 3rd-12th. Classes will be on Tuesday’s from 4:00-5:30 pm. Classes will be taught by Lucy Lunsford...more

    Hedgie Hello

    Presented by North Shelby Library at North Shelby Library, Birmingham

    February 21 - May 30, 2017

    Stop by to say hello to our pet hedgehog, Oliver! We'll take him out of his cage and feed him a few treats while you watch. All ages welcome. No registration required. 


    22nd Annual Rickwood Classic

    Presented by Birmingham Barons at Rickwood Field, Birmingham

    May 31, 2017

    The Birmingham Barons and The Friends of Rickwood will welcome baseball fans back to historic Rickwood Field for the 22nd Annual Rickwood Classic presented by Levy's Fine Jewelry. The annual game...more

    Donut Olympics

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 2, 2017

    Celebrate National Donut Day with us as we play donut games and eat donuts, of course!


    Lakeshore's Amazing Race

    Presented by Lakeshore Foundation at Lakeshore Foundation, Homewood

    June 3, 2017

    Modeled after the popular TV show, teams of four will “race” throughout Lakeshore's 45-acre campus completing interactive challenges and competing for great prizes. Past challenges...more

    Birmingham Barons Baseball vs Chattanooga Lookouts

    Presented by Birmingham Barons at Regions Field, Birmingham

    May 30 - June 3, 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

    44th Annual Tannehill Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show

    Presented by Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    June 3 - June 4, 2017

    The first weekend in June is the traditional meeting time for our annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show. This outdoor show is known throughout the Southeast as both a fun and a friendly show. The...more

    Reading Buddies

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 5, 2017

    Practice your reading aloud skills and make new friends in this intergenerational reading program featuring volunteers from a local retirement community.


    Hogwarts Academy – Herbology, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and Astronomy

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 6, 2017

    Hogwarts Academy – Herbology, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and...more

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