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    HISTORY + HERITAGE

    Lunar Communion

    Presented by Canterbury United Methodist Church at Canterbury United Methodist Church , Birmingham

    July 24, 2016

    Canterbury will celebrate a very special "Lunar Communion" during worship on Sunday, July 24. Retired astronaut, Dr. Jan Davis, will be there to commemorate a private historic moment on July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin offered a prayer and shared communion shortly after landing on the surface of the moon. Dr. Davis will tell everyone more about it, as well as her experiences of viewing earth from ...more


    The Negro Southern League Museum Presents Pitch Talk-The Man Behind the Collection

    Presented by Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM)

    August 11, 2016

    Get up close and personal with the man behind the collection. Join the Negro Southern League Museum as we welcome one of the preeminent experts on black baseball in America. 

    Dr....more

    Down South Story Tellers

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

    August 13, 2016

    8-13-16 at 7:30 pm. Down South Story Teller night at The Shelby County Arts Council in Columbiana, Al. ! The age old art of story telling will be on stage in our intimate venue, The SCAC Black Box...more

    Designing and Heirloom Garden-A Second Saturday at Sloss Walk and Talk

    Presented by Birmingham Historical Society and Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    August 13, 2016

    Horticulturalist Sallie Lee and landscape designer Christopher Pugh will lead this Walk and Talk gathering in Birmingham Historical Society's Grandmothers Garden at Sloss Furnaces. They will focus...more

    Electra: The Divinity of Light 1926-2016

    May 19 - August 19, 2016

    Electra is the 23-foot-tall, golden statue atop the eastern end of the tiled roof of the Alabama Power Building at 600 18th Street North. Originally entitled "Divinity of Light," the statue was...more

    OLLI Bonus Program: Dolley Madison: Political Player with Joann Bruer

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 19, 2016

    Friday, August 19, at 12:00 p.m. in the Large Auditorium Most Americans know Dolley Madison as the brave First Lady who saved the Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington during the British...more

    DOLLEY MADISON: POLITICAL PLAYER

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 19, 2016

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents DOLLEY MADISON: POLITICAL PLAYER with presenter Joanne Bruer, retired instructor of history, Jacksonville State Univ.  Most Americans know Dolley...more

    "American Sublime: Selections from the Jack and Susan Warner Collection of American Art" Exhibition

    Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham

    June 3 - August 20, 2016

    American Sublime: Selections from the Jack and Susan Warner Collection of American Art
    June 3 – August 20, 2016
    Opening Reception, Friday, June 3 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    August 20 - August 21, 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

    Birmingham Record Collectors 32nd Annual Record and CD Show

    Presented by Birmingham Record Collectors at Gardendale Civic Center, Gardendale

    August 20 - August 21, 2016

    The Birmingham Record Collectors proudly present the South's Largest Record Show, our 32nd annual show featuring hundred of thousands of vinyl albums, 45s, 78s and music memorabilia from all...more

    Family Bible Records Preservation Workshop

    Presented by Lily of the Cahaba and Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    August 21, 2016

    Take time to preserve your family's history!

    A Family Bible Records Preservation Workshop will be offered by the Lily of the Cahaba Chapter - Daughters of the American Revolution from 2:30...more

    Red Star Rising: The Russian Revolution of 1917 with Niki Sepsas

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 23, 2016

    Tuesday, August 23, at 1:00 p.m. in the Round Auditorium

    Join us as Niki Sepsas examines the fascinating series of events that led to the overthrow of the Romanov dynasty and the creation...more

    Thursdays At Arlington

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

    June 2 - August 25, 2016

    Every Thursday in June, July and August the public is invited to have lunch with us. Dine in another century. Built in the 1840s, Arlington prepares delicious Southern gourmet cuisine. Menu varies...more

    OLLI Fall Registration and Open House

    Presented by OLLI at UA, Greater Birmingham Chapter

    August 25, 2016

    OLLI at UA, Greater Birmingham Chapter welcomes all to attend their Fall Registration and Open House. Refreshments will be served and include a brief overview of courses, bonus classes and field...more

    Bombshell Ball

    Presented by Southern Museum of Flight at Southern Museum of Flight, Birmingham

    August 26, 2016

    Friday, August 26th, from 7:00 - 10:00 PM., the Southern Museum of Flight will have the annual Bombshell Ball supporting the Mary Alice...more

    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy – Jump Into The Gene Pool: Genetics and Your Family History

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

    August 27, 2016

    Discover how genetic research can help you explore your family history. Find out what a gene sample can tell you about what parts of the world your ancestors came from and more. Workshops are free...more

    Ukraine Independence Day Celebration

    Presented by Birmingham Sister City Commission

    August 27, 2016

    The Birmingham Sister City Commission is hosting the 9th annual Ukrainian Independence Day celebration at Crestway Baptist Church on, August 27, 2016 at 12:00...more

    Sports Car Club of America

    Presented by Sports Car Club of America at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds

    August 27 - August 28, 2016

    Double SARRC/Concurrent Double SECS/TT Level 3

    Barber Motorsports Park is one of the most challenging and fun tracks to drive in the Southeast. Challenge the intense elevation, blind...more

    History of Jazz Art Exhibit

    July 8 - August 31, 2016

    History of Jazz: An Experiment in Visual Storytelling. Art exhibit featuring fifty new works from Craig Legg, documenting the colorful history of jazz from 19th century ragtime roots to 1960's...more

    Beginning Quilting

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

    September 2, 2016

    Members of the East Jefferson County Quilt Guild share their vast knowledge of their beloved craft. They demonstrate one new block each month. All materials and equipment are supplied, but if you...more

    25th Annual Labor Day Celebration and Moon Pie Eatin' Contest

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

    September 5, 2016

    On Labor Day you can participate in Alabama’s largest moon pie eating contest and compete for prize money in both children and adult categories. Across the park, the United Mine Workers hold...more

    Saint George Middle Eastern Food Festival

    Presented by Saint George Melkite Catholic Church at St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Birmingham

    September 8 - September 10, 2016

    Underneath a huge white tent, the parish of Saint George Melkite Catholic Church will host its 35th Annual Middle Eastern Food Festival. With homemade Middle Eastern Food, live music and dance,...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    September 17 - September 18, 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

    Ride the Calera & Shelby RR Train

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

    March 12 - September 24, 2016

    Take a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad,...more

    Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Festival

    Presented by Homestead Hollow at Homestead Hollow, Springville

    September 23 - September 25, 2016

    Homestead Hollow 2016 festivals featuring fine arts, unique – one of a kind – hand made crafts, pioneer demonstrations of the old time days- see wood carving, blacksmithing, wood...more

    Davis Lecture Series

    Presented by Samford University Howard College of Arts and Sciences at Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center - Samford University, Birmingham

    October 4, 2016

    Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) founder Bryan Stevenson will present the 2016 J. Roderick Davis Lecture at Samford University Oct. 4 at 7:00 p.m. in Wright Center Concert Hall. The university’s...more

    Beginning Quilting

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

    October 7, 2016

    Members of the East Jefferson County Quilt Guild share their vast knowledge of their beloved craft. They demonstrate one new block each month. All materials and equipment are supplied, but if you...more

    Beginning Quilting

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

    November 4, 2016

    Members of the East Jefferson County Quilt Guild share their vast knowledge of their beloved craft. They demonstrate one new block each month. All materials and equipment are supplied, but if you...more

    Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Festival

    Presented by Homestead Hollow at Homestead Hollow, Springville

    November 11 - November 13, 2016

    Homestead Hollow 2016 festivals featuring fine arts, unique – one of a kind – hand made crafts, pioneer demonstrations of the old time days- see wood carving, blacksmithing, wood...more

    Beginning Quilting

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

    December 2, 2016

    Members of the East Jefferson County Quilt Guild share their vast knowledge of their beloved craft. They demonstrate one new block each month. All materials and equipment are supplied, but if you...more

    Arlington Historic Home and Gardens Candelight Holiday Program

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

    December 2, 2016

    Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens' Candlelight Program provides visitors with costumed "Spirits of Arlington," holiday entertainment, candlelight tours of the house and old kitchen...more

    Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens Holiday Open House

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

    December 3 - December 4, 2016

    Christmas at Arlington, Arlington’s gift to the city of Birmingham, held the first weekend in December, (December 3-4) is an annual event that kicks off the holiday season.  Arlington,...more

    North Pole Express

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

    November 18 - December 17, 2016

    All aboard! Join us for a magical trip to the North Pole!

    “All Aboard” says the conductor, and your family's journey begins to the North Pole! Through the dark night, the magical train...more

    Introduction to Genealogy

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

    January 3 - December 20, 2016

    Want to learn how to do genealogical research? Come to this introductory class that will help get you started on your genealogical journey. No registration is required. The same content will be...more

    Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    June 18 - December 31, 2016

    When the NAACP was banned in the state of Alabama in 1956, Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and a group of community organizers formed the ACMHR in its absence. This exhibit, with help from the...more

    Beginning Quilting

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

    January 6, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    11Th Annual MLK Youth Parade

    Presented by MLK Parade Foundation

    January 14, 2017

    The MLK Youth Parade Will KMick-off The 2017 MLK Holiday Weekend. The Parade Will Be Held On January 14, 2017 In Houston's Midtown Originating On San Jacinto Street & Elgin Street Beginning...more

    MLK Day 5K Drum Run - Birmingham

    Presented by Leftover Energy, LLC

    January 14, 2017

    The MLK Day 5K Drum Run/Walk is a celebration of the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day here in Birmingham, Alabama. Starting and finishing in Kelly Ingram Park in the Civil Rights District,...more

    23rd Annual MLK Parade Grande Parade

    Presented by MLK Parade Foundation

    January 16, 2017

    The MLK Grande Paarde Is One Of The Largest Single Day Multicultural Events In The U.S. That Commemorate The MLK national Holiday Observance. The Parade Will Be Held On Jnauary 16, 2017 In...more

    Beginning Quilting

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

    February 3, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Beginning Quilting

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

    March 3, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Beginning Quilting

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

    April 7, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Beginning Quilting

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

    May 5, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Beginning Quilting

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

    June 2, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Beginning Quilting

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

    July 7, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Jazz House Poetry

    Presented by WordSpeak Literary Entertainment / We Are Rtists and REV Birmingham

    June 16, 2016 - July 20, 2017

    There is poetry, painting, opera! There will be amazing drinks (brought by You)!! This is the Ensley Your Grandparents remember.  The Ensley that is Alive with art!  The open mic at the...more

    Beginning Quilting

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

    August 4, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Beginning Quilting

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

    September 1, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Beginning Quilting

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

    October 6, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Beginning Quilting

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

    November 3, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Beginning Quilting

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

    December 1, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


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