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    HISTORY + HERITAGE

    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 each week. A tour of the house museum is included. 

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    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

    Footprints in the Rainforest: The Explorers of Amazonia with Niki Sepsas

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 2, 2016

    Footprints in the Rainforest: The Explorers of Amazonia with Niki Sepsas

    Friday, September 2, at 1:00 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Join us as Niki...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

    Lecture by Rabbi Steven Weil

    Presented by Knesseth Israel Congregation

    September 6, 2016

    Renowned Rabbi Steven Weil, Senior Managing Director of the Orthodox Union will present a lecture: "The 40th Anniversary of Operation Thunderbolt: The Event that Changed World History --...more

    OLLI Bonus Program: Animal Behaviorist Lawrence Myers

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

    September 7, 2016

    OLLI Bonus Program: Animal Behaviorist Lawrence Myers

    Wednesday, September 7, 2:00 p.m.  in the Large Auditorium

    Join us as Lawrence Myers,...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

    Heirloom Garden Workshop

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

    September 10, 2016

    Alabama Extension Service horticulturalist Sallie Lee and herbalist Antonia Viteri will lead a hands-on exploration of this year's flowers, veggies and herbs in Birmingham HIstorical Society's...more

    OLLI Bonus Program: Evangelism in America

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

    September 16, 2016

    OLLI Bonus Program: Evangelism in America: A Case of Unintended Consequences with Shirley Worthington

    Thursday, September 16, 1:00 p.m. in the Large...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

    Genealogy 101: Introduction to Genealogy

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 20, 2016

    Genealogy 101: Introduction to Genealogy 

    Tuesday, September 20, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 101 on the Lower Level

    Want to learn how to do...more

    Reverse Mortgage Seminar with John Littlefeld (NMLS ID: 1452250)

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 21, 2016

    Reverse Mortgage Seminar with John Littlefeld (NMLS ID: 1452250)

    Wednesday, September 21, at 1:00 p.m. in Room 116 on the Lower Level

    Take...more

    Beach Music with Panama Jack and the Hangouts

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

    September 24, 2016

    This is Carolina Beach Music from the 50's and 60's. Music you can "bop and shag" to. You will hear music from the Temptations, The Drifters, The Tams, The Embers, and more. All performed...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

    Boulevard Blast 5K in Historic Norwood

    Presented by Norwood Resource Center

    September 24, 2016

    Boulevard Blast 5k in Historic Norwood  - 3rd Annual Race

    The Boulevard Blast 5K is held in the Historic Norwood Neighborhood in the Northside Birmingham Community,...more

    Three On a String

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

    September 25, 2016

    Welcoming back Birmingham's favorite trio, Three on a String, for an afternoon of "Good, Clean, Hilarious Entertainment!".  This show always sells out quickly.  Don't Delay Order your...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

    Fiesta Birmingham

    Presented by FIESTA HISPANIC CULTURE at Linn Park, Birmingham

    October 1, 2016

    The 14th Annual Fiesta, Alabama’s largest celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage, will be held at Linn Park in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday, October 1, from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m....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

    Second Saturday at Sloss Walk and Talk--Roses-Their History and Uses

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

    October 8, 2016

    Our final "Walk and Talk" of the season is all about Roses!

    Roses have a long and colorful history, which has captivated our hearts and minds for ages. The...more

    Alabama Gun Collectors Association Fall Show

    Presented by Alabama Gun Collectors Association at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Exhibition Halls, Birmingham

    October 8 - October 9, 2016

    The Alabama Gun Collector's Association began in 1954 by seven men with a vision of developing a group who could come together for discussion and trade of their shared interest in firearms. Fast...more

    Tannehill Woodcarvers Show

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

    October 8 - October 9, 2016

    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

    The Holocaust

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Levite Jewish Community Center, Birmingham

    September 12 - October 10, 2016

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents The Holocaust with coordinator Rebecca Dobrinski, Director, Alabama Holocaust Museum.  At each session, a different speaker from the Birmingham Holocause...more

    The Titanic

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

    October 13, 2016

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents The Titanic, with Julie Williams, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Samford University and author.  Professor Williams describes her great-uncle's story...more

    Fall History Festival

    Presented by Oak Hill Cemetery at Oak Hill Cemetery , Birmingham

    October 16, 2016

    Bring your families and lug out the strollers! It'll be a great day of learning a little more about the history of Birmingham and Alabama, in general, and you'll get to meet some amazing people....more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    October 15 - October 16, 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

    The Seige Of Leningrad In W.W.II

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    October 20, 2016

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents the Siege of Leningrad with Peter Kirchikov, Ukraine native, historian, and author.  Learn how the Russians held off the Nazis for 900 days in the longest...more

    Wright Brothers' School Of Aviation In Alabama

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Vestavia Hills Civic Center & Wald Park, Vestavia Hills

    October 27, 2016

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents The Wright Brothers' School of Aviation in Alabama with Julie Williams, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Samford University, and author.  The Wright...more

    The 75th Annual McDonald's Magic City Classic presented by Coca-Cola

    Presented by Alabama Sports Foundation at Legion Field Stadium--Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, Birmingham

    October 29, 2016

    The #1 black college classic in the country featuring the Alabama State University Hornets vs the Alabama A&M University Bulldogs.

    Pre-game events include a parade through downtown...more

    25th Annual Halloween Fairyland

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

    October 29, 2016

    The Tannehill Halloween Festival, a non-scary fun-filled holiday event focused on the campgrounds, annually attracts over 6,000 visitors, most of them children. Begun in 1992, the Halloween event...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

    Dixie Division Military Vehicles Club Fall Rally

    Presented by Dixie Division Military Vehicles Club at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    November 4 - November 5, 2016

    Dixie Division Military Vehicles Club is an organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration, collection, and display of historic military vehicles of all nations and of all eras of our...more

    Veterans Day Parade

    Presented by National Veterans Day at Boutwell Municipal Auditorium , Birmingham

    November 11, 2016

    Join us as we honor our veterans, and celebrate the freedom that their dedication and sacrifice afford us every day.

    Stand and be counted. Parade begins at 1:30pm and starts and ends near...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

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    November 19 - November 20, 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

    Great Southern Gun & Knife Show

    Presented by Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows, LLC at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Exhibition Halls, Birmingham

    November 26 - November 27, 2016

    Ernie and Helen Bean of Great Southern Gun & Knife Shows, LLC have been in business 30 years producing high-quality shows that are consistently well attended by the public. Our hallmark of...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

    Ride the Santa Special

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

    November 26 - December 17, 2016

    Take a train ride filled with Christmas Cheer as you ride the Santa Special! Board our vintage train decorated for the season and take a train ride where Santa will visit with all the boys and...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

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina

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

    July 26 - December 31, 2016

    The Chicago Freedom Movement Photography Exhibit is a small but revealing snapshot of Dr. Martin Luther King's visit and marches in Chicago, and of both the ugliness and beauty of the response to...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.
     


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