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    Red Diamond Lecture Series: Shane Connolly

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 2, 2014

    Shane Connolly
    Floral Designer & Author of
    A Year in Flowers

    Learn more about Mr. Connolly at www.shaneconnolly.co.uk/

    ...more


    EDRW - Urban Homesteading Panel

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

    October 7, 2014

    You can live off the land, even in the middle of the city. This panel of experts will tell you how to get started. Katie Davis of Jones Valley Teaching Farm; Josh Terrell of Hop City; and Sallie...more

    Eat Drink Read Write Festival

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library

    October 3 - October 10, 2014

    Birmingham Public Library’s most popular event is back! The Eat Drink Read Write Festival will be held from October 3rd to 10th, 2014 and will feature the area’s best food and beverage...more

    Introduction to Native Plant Conservation (core)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 11, 2014

     This course is a general introduction to plant conservation, focusing particularly on Alabama plants. We will cover a broad set of topics, including rarity ranking systems, invasive species,...more

    Woodcarvers Show

    Presented by Tannehill Woodcarvers Club at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, McCalla

    October 11 - October 12, 2014

    The Tannehill Woodcarvers Club sponsors a woodcarving show and sale each October in the park at the Cane Creek Schoolhouse. The show is culminated with a drawing for a Christmas Tree decorated...more

    Creepy Creations

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 12, 2014

     In this class we will explore the vibrant jewel tones that explode during the fall season. Learn to make a creepy centerpiece using sticks, rocks, dried flowers, vines, cotton, gourds and...more

    Spanish Conversation Club

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    October 14, 2014

    Spanish speakers of all levels are invited to practice the language and learn about the culture.


    Principles of Fall Planting

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 16, 2014

     Fall can be the most satisfying planting season of the gardening year. The days are cooler, pests are fewer and watering demands are lower. To make the most of this wonderful season, join...more

    Painted Shovel Potluck Dinner

    Presented by Painted Shovel Mercantile at Painted Shovel Mercantile, Birmingham

    October 17, 2014

    This particular Third Friday, you're in for a treat. Painted Shovel is hosting a potluck dinner. We'll string some lights, get some music going. You just bring your favorite dish. Our new...more

    Fall Plant Sale

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 18 - October 19, 2014

    Come join us for the 2014 Fall Plant Sale. Proceeds from the sale benefit The Gardens' mission to promote public knowledge and appreciation of plants, gardens and the environment. We fulfill...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    October 18 - October 19, 2014

    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

    Kokedama

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 25, 2014

    Meaning ‘moss’ (koke) and ‘ball’ (dama), kokedama is a Japanese art form that offers a whole new way of displaying house plants. In this hands-on workshop you’ll have...more

    Alabama’s Amazing Ecology (core)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 25, 2014

     With sixty-four types of terrestrial ecosystems shaped by an unusual climate and rich geological history, Alabama's native plants number nearly 3,000 species. They are an important part...more

    Painting Impressionistic Landscapes

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 9 - October 30, 2014

     Using a limited palette of acrylics, learn how to paint spontaneous landscapes from
    photographs. This course focuses on color mixing, lighting, simple shapes and editing
    photos...more

    Autumn Identification of Native Woody

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 1, 2014

     Using The Gardens’ extensive living collections as a hands-on resource, we will focus on attributes and identification features of species found naturally or in cultivation in Alabama....more

    A Southern Christmas Bazaar

    Presented by Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club at Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena, Pelham

    November 1 - November 2, 2014

    More than 50 merchants from Alabama and surrounding states will participate in this premier shopping event. Shoppers will enjoy a wide variety of unique Christmas themed items. Merchants are...more

    Decorating Your Home for the Holidays

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at West End Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    November 6, 2014

    Give your guest something to talk about. Spruce up your home with exciting arrangements bursting with beauty. Instructor: Jamie Reeves


    November & Native Americans

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 9, 2014

     We'll learn the story of how a young Native American made a difference. You, too, can make a difference by shaping the world with your bravery, kindness, and unique ideas. Includes a...more

    Wonderful Wreaths

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 9, 2014

     Learn new and exciting techniques for door wreaths that will welcome your holiday visitors with flair. In this class we will learn how to use everyday items you have around the house and...more

    The Dynamic Autumn Forest

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 15, 2014

    During this class, which includes a field trip, we will explore the fascinating transition of a forest from summer to winter. Topics to be covered range from seed dispersal and conditions...more

    The Dynamic Autumn Forest

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 15, 2014

    During this class, which includes a field trip, we will explore the fascinating transition of a forest from summer to winter. Topics to be covered range from seed dispersal and conditions...more

    Photography Class: Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 8 - November 15, 2014

    This class is designed to introduce the student to basic concepts in photography and digital camera operations including:
    • Image Capture - understanding the light, know your camera,...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    November 15 - November 16, 2014

    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

    Southern Tales: The Lady With All the Answers

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 16, 2014

    Before there was Oprah, before there was Dr. Laura or Judge Judy, there was Ann Landers. For decades, the renowned advice columnist answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused...more

    Fun Fall Cooking With Chef "E"

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at West End Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    November 18, 2014

    Exciting new dishes for football parties and fall cooking. Chef "E" has fun ideas that will help you make a touchdown with your meal.


    Family Yoga Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 3 - November 19, 2014

    Enjoy this unique opportunity for healthy fun with the family in the gardens. These classes encourage kids and families to explore and develop mind, body and being as they learn and practice...more

    Photography Class: Seasonal Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 22, 2014

    This course will introduce the participant to techniques, tools and skills necessary to capture visually stunning and interesting images through the creation of a seasonal series of...more

    Tannehill Crafter's Open House

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

    November 28 - November 30, 2014

    This is the end of the season for our resident crafters and offers refreshments and handmade items.
     


    Christmas at Arlington

    Presented by Arlington Historic Home and Gardens at Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, Birmingham

    December 6 - December 7, 2014

    Christmas at Arlington is Arlington’s gift to the City of Birmingham. Visitors are invited to ‘step back in time’ as local decorators adorn rooms of the museum in period holiday...more

    Healthy Holiday Cooking with Chef "E"

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

    December 11, 2014

    Chef "E" promotes healthy eating and nutrient rich foods that home cooks can incorporate in family meals. A tasting of the featured recipe is provided at the end of the program. Advanced...more

    Photography Class: Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 6 - December 13, 2014

     This class is designed to introduce the student to basic concepts in photography and digital camera operations including:
    • Image Capture - understanding the light, know your...more

    Kitschy Christmas

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 14, 2014

     In this blast from the past class we will take a stroll down memory lane and revisit the soft tones and cheekiness of the 60's. Create small but interesting vignettes throughout the...more

    Making Memorable Holiday Moments With Chef "E"

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at West End Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    December 17, 2014

    Chef "E" class will demonstrate a unique flare to spice up the holidays for teens. Learn how to eat and be merry (without regrets). 


    yard art

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    April 4 - December 24, 2014

    “Yard Art” Functional art for the garden, by various artists

    Opening receptions: Friday April 4th, 5:00 - 9:00 pm (Refreshments served)
    Guest bartenders are Kathy and...more

    A Few of My Favorite Things

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    January 11, 2015

    In this class we will create a tablescape that defines who we are using our favorite containers, favorite flowers and the objects we surround ourselves with. Participants are encouraged to bring a...more

    Hikes for Tykes

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 1, 2013 - May 2, 2015

    Beginning at 10 am every Saturday, Hikes for Tykes is another free program provided...more

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 17, 2010 - Ongoing

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 10,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens, 30+ works of...more

    Educational Workshops, Lectures and Demonstrations

    Presented by Petals from the Past at Petals from the Past, Jemison

    January 23, 2011 - Ongoing

    We invite you to take a look at the workshops and educational programs we are offering. The programs are not pre-scheduled events but will be conducted Tuesday-Friday for garden clubs and groups...more

    BBG Treasure Map

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 17, 2010 - Ongoing

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 10,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens, 30+ works of...more

    Orr Park / Tinglewood

    Presented by Montevallo Parks and Recreation at Orr Park, Montevallo

    January 26, 2011 - Ongoing

    One of the most unique parks and nature preserves in the South is Orr Park, located just south of Birmingham in the charming city of Montevallo, Alabama. A beautiful preserve along Shoal...more

    Aldridge Gardens

    Presented by Aldridge Botanical Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    March 30, 2011 - Ongoing

    Since Aldridge Gardens opened in 2002, the 30-acre former property of well-known horticulturist Eddie Aldridge and his wife Kay has become a popular attraction in the greater Birmingham area. The...more

    Trails of Africa Exhibit - Open April 2011

    Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    April 21, 2011 - Ongoing

    Blazing New Trails in Elephant Care and Conservation

    Much more than an attraction, Trails of Africa is the world’s first exhibit featuring a herd of African bull...more

    The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 17, 2010 - Ongoing

    The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens is the largest public horticultural library in the Southeast and is open to the public. Simply present your Jefferson County Library Card to check out...more

    Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

    at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, Pinson

    August 31, 2011 - Ongoing

    Where Unique Natural Wonders and Rich History Flow Together

    Turkey Creek Nature Preserve was established through a...more

    Southern Environmental Center

    Presented by Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham

    September 1, 2011 - Ongoing

    The Southern Environmental Center (SEC) is the largest educational facility of its kind in Alabama and can handle groups of up to 100 visitors at a time. In addition to its award-winning...more

    Alabama Orchid Society Monthly Meetings

    Presented by Alabama Orchid Society at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 16, 2011 - Ongoing

    The aims of the Alabama Orchid Society are, generally stated, to extend the knowledge, production, use, perpetuation and appreciation of orchids of any kind and in any manner.

    The Alabama...more

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