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    History and Mystery of Absinthe

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 6, 2016

    Rumor has it that drinking absinthe (a green aniseed-flavored liqueur) can drive you mad, but Ted Breaux reveals the truth behind this 200-year-old elixir. Learn all about absinthe, as well as how to use an absinthe fountain and how to serve the spirit the traditional way. A tasting will be provided. Online registration required; registration begins March 28.   Ages 21+

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    Seasonal Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 14, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel

    Learn the techniques, tools and skills necessary to capture visually stunning and interesting images through the creation of a seasonal series of landscapes/nature...more

    Sip’n Sewcialize with Kim and Elle

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 15, 2016

    All participants must be at least 21 years age. ID will be asked for proof of age.

    Instructors: Elle Russell & Kimberly McMillian

    May 15, 2016 | 1:00 - 5:00...more

    Common Questions Regarding Your Personal Insurance

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

    May 16, 2016

    Risk in personal life can cause significant financial loss and hardship. Homeowner’s may have limited knowledge or understanding on how to determine the proper insurance coverage for their...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.


    Lecture

    Presented by The Birmingham Fern Society and Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 18, 2016

    The Birmingham Fern Society and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens will present the annual fern lecture entitled "The Case of the Promiscuous Quillworts".  Dr. W. Carl Taylor  of...more

    Homeschool Hour: James Spann and the Weather

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 19, 2016

    Homeschool Hour: James Spann and the Weather, Thursday, May 19, at 1:30 p.m. in the Round Auditorium.  Join local meteorologist James Spann for a fun and informative talk about local...more

    Cahaba Lily Festival

    Presented by West Blocton Improvement Committee at Cahaba Lily Center, West Blocton

    May 21, 2016

    Hymenocallis coronaria is the proper name for the plant commonly referred to as the Cahaba Lily. In some areas such as South Carolina and Georgia, the plant is referred to as the Shoals Lily. The...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    May 21 - May 22, 2016

    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

    Introduction to Flower Arranging

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 22, 2016

    Instructor: Zhaleh McCullers

    This introductory class will provide students with the confidence to distinguish between the different styles of flower arranging. They will also learn how to...more

    Lunch & Learn: Fronds with Benefits

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 25, 2016

    Speaker: Dan Spaulding
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    In both sun and shade ferns are functional, cost efficient...more

    The Beauty of the Black Belt: Prairies, Perry Lakes Park, Barton's Beach, Spencer Farm

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 27 - May 28, 2016

    Trip Leaders: Brian Keener, Ph.D., University of West Alabama & John Manion, Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator, Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Location: Sumter, Dallas & Marengo Counties,...more

    The Art and Science of Tea Blending

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 28, 2016

    Ages 18 and up
    Instructor: Cameron Strouss

    If you are a tea lover, from sweet to medicinal; green, black, and herbal-come quench your thirst! We utilize teas on a daily basis but...more

    Coffee, Conversation, and Crafts

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

    May 2 - May 31, 2016

    A gathering of folks who want to meet new people, learn fun crafts, enjoy light refreshments, and feel like a part of the community. It is the happening place to be. All adults welcome and...more

    The Coosa Valley Prairies (field trip) A Hotspot for Biodiversity!

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 4, 2016

    The Coosa Valley Prairies site is a 900-acre conservation easement on industrial pinelands held by The Nature Conservancy, and is considered one of the most significantly biodiverse hotspots in...more

    Water Features of the Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 4, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, June 4| 9-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    $65 members| $75 non-members

    The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a target...more

    Lunch & Learn: Native Flower Arranging

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 8, 2016

    Speaker: John Manion
    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Learn how to grow and use natives in flower...more

    The Secret Life of Bugs

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 6 - June 10, 2016

    For children ages 4-5 years  
    June 6-10 | 9-1 p.m.
    $160 Members* | $200 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    A classic garden favorite returns! Explore The...more

    American Girl * Girls Just Like Me

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 6 - June 10, 2016

    For children entering grades 5K-2 / Limited to 20 children.
    June 6-10 | 9-1 p.m.
    $160 Members* | $200 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    Let's celebrate your favorite...more

    Growing Through Yoga

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 6 - June 10, 2016

    For children entering grades 5K-4/Limited to 20 children.
    June 6-10 | 9-1 p.m.
    $160 Members*|$200 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    Go on a yoga adventure in The...more

    Family Yoga in The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 11, 2016

    For ages 3 and up 
    Instructor: Annie Damsky
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, June 11 | 9-10 a.m.
    $15 drop-in (child+1 adult)
    $5 for an additional...more

    Flicks Among the Flowers

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 15, 2016

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


    Third Friday in Forest Park and Tour de Loo, June 17

    Presented by Forest Park and South Avondale Merchant Association at Forest Park and South Avondale, Birmingham

    June 17, 2016

    Shop local and enjoy your neighborhood restaurants and shops in Forest Park!

    During the Third Friday events, the Forest Park merchants' loos are transformed into art installations by...more

    From Ferns to Flowers to Fossils: The Ancient Forests of Alabama

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 18, 2016

    Instructor: Brian Axsmith, Ph.D., Dept. of Biology, University of South Alabama
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, June 18|12:30-4:30 p.m. 
    Members...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    June 18 - June 19, 2016

    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

    Lunch & Learn: Aquatic Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 22, 2016

    Speaker: Chuck Thomas - Aquatic Gardens and Foundation
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Learn about the plants,...more

    American Girl * Doll Camp

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 20 - June 24, 2016

    For children entering grades 5K-2nd
    June 20-24 | 9-1 p.m.
    $128 Members* | $160 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    Bring your favorite American Girl doll and...more

    Junior Master Gardener

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 20 - June 24, 2016

    For children ages 8-12 years/Limited to 15 children.
    June 20-24, 2016|8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    $280 Members*| $350 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    This is a novel,...more

    Urban Farm Camp: Fascinating Physiology

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 20 - June 24, 2016

    For children entering 4th-7th grade / Limited to 15 children
    June 20-24|7:30-3:30 p.m.
    Members: $280*|Non-members: $350
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    Join us for our second...more

    A Close Look at Oaks and Hickories: Ubiquitous Trees of the Southeast (elective)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 25, 2016

    Instructor: Ron Lance, Biologist & Land Manager, North American Land Trust
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, June 25, 2016 | 8:30-12:30 p.m.
    Members $40 |...more

    The Color Theory of Flower Arranging

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 26, 2016

    Instructor: Zhaleh McCullers
    Sunday, June 26|2-4 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $20|Non-members $25
     

    This introductory class will provide...more

    Coffee, Conversation, and Crafts

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

    June 6 - June 27, 2016

    A gathering of folks who want to meet new people, learn fun crafts, enjoy light refreshments, and feel like a part of the community. It is the happening place to be. All adults welcome and...more

    Line, Face & Filler

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 7 - June 28, 2016

    Line, Face & Filler
    Instructor: Peggy Conway Fortier
    Classes Start Tuesday, June 7 | 9-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    General Admission $200

    The...more

    Summer Garden Chefs (K-2nd)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 27 - July 1, 2016

    For children entering grades K-2nd / Limited to 20 children
    June 27-July 1  | 9-1 p.m.
    $160 Members* | $200 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    Join us for five...more

    Summer Garden Chefs

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 27 - July 1, 2016

    For children entering grades 3-6 / Limited to 20 children
    June 27-July 1  | 9-1 p.m.
    $160 Members* | $200 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    Join us for five...more

    American Girl * Girls Just Like Me

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 5 - July 8, 2016

    For children entering grades 5K-2 / Limited to 20 children.
    July 5-8 | 9-1 p.m.
    $128 Members* | $160 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    Let's celebrate your favorite...more

    Microworlds in The Gardens: Creepy Crawlers and Insects

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 5 - July 8, 2016

    Microworlds in The Gardens: Creepy Crawlers and Insects
     
    For children entering grades 5K-2 / Limited to 20 children
    July 5-8 | 9-1 p.m.
    $128 Members* | $160...more

    Mushrooms, Mycorrhizae, Magic and Madness: An Introduction to Mycology

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 9, 2016

    Instructor: Juan Luis Mata, Ph.D., Department of Biology, University of South Alabama Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, July 9, 2016 | 12:30-4:30 p.m.
    Members $40 |...more

    Family Yoga in The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 9, 2016

    For ages 3 and up
    Instructor: Annie Damsky
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, July 9 | 9-10 a.m.
    $15 drop-in (child+1 adult)
    $5 for an additional family...more

    Thyme to Read Book Club

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 12, 2016

    When: July 12
    Title: Lost Antarctica
    Author: James McClintock

    6 p.m.


    Lunch & Learn: Oh Deer...

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 13, 2016

    Speaker: Andy Baril - Alabama Cooperative Extension System
    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Learn strategies on how...more

    Young Artists in The Gardens (K-2nd)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 11 - July 15, 2016

    For children entering grades 5K-2nd / Limited to 20 children
    July 11-15 | 9-1 p.m.
    $160 Members* | $200 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    Explore a new garden each...more

    Young Artists in The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 11 - July 15, 2016

    For children entering grades 3-6 / Limited to 20 children
    July 11-15 | 9-1 p.m.
    $160 Members* | $200 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    Explore a new garden each day...more

    Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 9 - July 16, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, July 9, 2016| 9-noon
    Saturday, July 16, 2016| 9-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $100|Non-Members $120

    Capture...more

    Flicks Among the Flowers

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 20, 2016

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


    Dig It! Dinosaurs Rock!

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 18 - July 22, 2016

    For children ages 4-5 years / Limited to 15 children
    July 18-22, 2016 | 9-1 p.m.
    $160 Members* | $200 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    Travel back in time...more

    Growing Through Yoga (II)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 18 - July 22, 2016

    For children entering grades 5K-4/Limited to 20 children.
    July 18-22 | 9-1 p.m.
    $160 Members*|$200 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    Go on a yoga adventure in The...more

    Coffee, Conversation, and Crafts

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

    July 5 - July 25, 2016

    A gathering of folks who want to meet new people, learn fun crafts, enjoy light refreshments, and feel like a part of the community. It is the happening place to be. All adults welcome and...more

    Lunch & Learn: Better Veggies

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 27, 2016

    Speaker: William "Captain Compost" Cureton
    Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    From Soil to harvest, learn how to grow...more

    Get Growing: The Tiny Seed

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 25 - July 29, 2016

    For children ages 4-5 years / Limited to 15 children
    July 25-29, 2016 | 9-1 p.m.
    $160 Members* | $200 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    Explore The Gardens and...more

    Gardening in Wonderland: Designing and Modeling

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 25 - July 29, 2016

    For children entering grades 3-6 / Limited to 20 children
    July 25-29, 2016|9-1 p.m.
    $160 Members* | $200 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    Participants will sharpen...more

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