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    Dixie Division Military Vehicles Club Fall Rally

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

    November 1 - November 2, 2014

    The annual Fall Rally and Swap meet for the DDMVC. We also conduct our Annual Meeting on Saturday starting with lunch.

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    Book Signing: A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham

    Presented by Author Marie Sutton at Little Professor Book Center, Homewood

    November 8, 2014

    Join author Marie Sutton for the signing of her new book: "The A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham: A Civil Rights Landmark."

    Traveling throughout the South during...more

    Creative Welding at Sloss

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    November 8 - November 9, 2014

    No experience necessary! In this workshop you'll learn to make decorative and useful items for your home or garden. The instructor will guide you through all the basic processes you need to...more

    Veterans Day Tribute

    Presented by National Veterans Day at Alabama Veterans Memorial, Birmingham

    November 9, 2014

    Hosted by the Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, this ceremony will focus on Alabama’s involvement in the war, honoring the Service of All Veterans Across the Years Around the...more

    Remembering Kristallnacht: Maury Shevin and Author Dr. Dan Puckett

    Presented by Homewood Public Library and Birmingham Holocaust Education Center at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    November 9, 2014

    Join us for a fascinating program featuring Alabama Holocaust Commission members Maury Shevin and Dr. Dan Puckett. Maury Shevin will share recent discoveries from the Birmingham Public Library...more

    Mine Hikes with Gary Bostany

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Birmingham

    November 9, 2014

    Join Vulcan volunteer and mining history buff Gary Bostany and hike Ruffner Mountain's trails; view some of the mining relics, iron-ore crushers, and mine...more

    Raymond Weeks Memorial Service

    Presented by National Veterans Day at Linn Park, Birmingham

    November 10, 2014

    In memory and honor of the founder of America’s National Veterans Day for his leadership and example of patriotism in action, featuring remarks by Mayor William Bell. Located at the...more

    Veteran's Day Parade

    Presented by National Veterans Day at Boutwell Municipal Auditorium , Birmingham

    November 11, 2014

    Parade begins at 1:30
    1.Start on 18th St. and 8th Ave N.
    2.South on 18th St. to 2nd Ave N.
    3.East on 2nd Ave N. to 22nd St.
    4.North on 22nd St. to 5th Ave N.
    5.West...more

    Veterans Memorial Service

    Presented by National Veterans Day at Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham

    November 11, 2014

    A memorial service recognizing and honoring those Veterans who have passed away this past year. Conducted by The Forty and Eight, an independent, by invitation, honor organization...more

    Reynolds Lecture

    Presented by UAB Historical Collections at The Edge of Chaos, Birmingham

    November 11, 2014

    Jim Phillips, MA, Alabama/Birmingham Historian will present "Medical Practitioners and Medicines in Early Birmingham, 1871-1915"


    Book Signing with Jon McClure, Author of Alabama's Best Restaurants Cookbook

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    November 13, 2014

    From Huntsville to Mobile and all the places in-between, Alabama's Best Restaurants Cookbook serves as your tour guide through Beautiful Alabama, via recipes from all over our great...more

    Book Signing: A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham

    Presented by Author Marie Sutton at Books-A-Million, Birmingham

    November 15, 2014

    Join author Marie Sutton for the signing of her new book: "The A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham: A Civil Rights Landmark."

    Traveling throughout the South during...more

    Iron & Bronze Casting: Artist Open Studio

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    November 14 - November 16, 2014

    Artist Open Studios are for artists and others who have some experience casting iron. Participants must attend all three days. Bronze will be cast on Saturday only. Participants are limited to a...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

    Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Festival

    Presented by Homestead Hollow at Homestead Hollow, Springville

    November 14 - November 16, 2014

    Homestead Hollow festivals feature fine arts, unique - one of a kind - hand made crafts, pioneer demonstrations of the old time days. See wood carving, ironwork, blacksmithing, smoke house...more

    Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    November 15 - November 16, 2014

    In this workshop you'll learn to move between the fire, hammer, and anvil. Using basic blacksmithing tools, you'll learn the techniques used to manipulate steel. Students can expect to...more

    Cast Iron Sculpture for Beginners

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    November 14 - November 16, 2014

    This workshop is designed for people with no experience in casting but who feel the creative urge to deign and produce their own unique piece of artwork. The class introduces you to the basic...more

    Sidewalk E-Series #11 - Education

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    November 18, 2014

     The E-Series is a year long film and discussion series designed to stimulate conversations about four issues that are particularly relevant to the Birmingham metro area today- Economic...more

    Documentary Screening

    Presented by One Roof and YWCA Central Alabama at YWCA Birmingham, Birmingham

    November 21, 2014

    One Roof will host a screening of the documentary Storied Streets, followed by an educational session on smart solutions for what the community can do to end homelessness. This will include...more

    Gala of the Royal Horses

    Presented by Gala of the Royal Horses at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Arena and Exhibition Halls, Birmingham

    November 21, 2014

    The Gala of The Royal Horses is created, produced and led by world-renowned riding master Rene Gasser, who with the experiences of seven generations has recreated an event only...more

    Women of War

    Presented by Theatre UAB at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham

    November 12 - November 22, 2014

    “Women of War,” created by Rebecca Harper and Karla Koskinen and directed by Rebecca Harper.

    Shows at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-15 and Nov. 19-21, and at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22,...more

    It Began At Bethel: Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth and the Modern Civil Rights Movement

    Presented by Historic Bethel Baptist Church Community Restoration Fund and Alabama Humanities Foundation

    November 22, 2014

    “It Began at Bethel: The Pivotal Role of Bethel Baptist Church-Collegeville in
    The Modern Civil Rights Movement

    A Public Symposium Sponsored by The Alabama Humanities...more

    Mine Hikes with Gary Bostany

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Birmingham

    November 23, 2014

    Join Vulcan volunteer and mining history buff Gary Bostany and hike Ruffner Mountain's trails; view some of the mining relics, iron-ore crushers, and mine openings that visitors rarely get to...more

    Jerusalem - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 23 - November 26, 2014

    The Promised Land for the Jews, the Holy Land to Christians, and the Land of the Prophets to the Muslim world.

    Explore for the first time in IMAX this crossroads of civilization and faith....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.
     


    Great Southern Gun & Knife Show

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

    November 29 - November 30, 2014

    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

    Share Your History Days at Vulcan Park and Museum

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham

    December 3, 2014

    Vulcan Park and Museum presents Share Your History Days. On the first Wednesday of each month (until Dec. 2014) from 1:00 - 5:00 pm, VPM’s Director of Education and Museum...more

    Tannehill Christmas Candlelight Tour

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

    December 5 - December 6, 2014

    The Christmas Candlelight Tour offers a holiday presentation of historical events based during the Civil War Era.

    Tannehill Park is a day use park open 365 days a year. Park usage is...more

    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

    Sidewalk E-Series #12 - Education

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    December 9, 2014

     The E-Series is a year long film and discussion series designed to stimulate conversations about four issues that are particularly relevant to the Birmingham metro area today- Economic...more

    Iron & Bronze Casting: Artist Open Studio

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    December 12 - December 14, 2014

    Artist Open Studios are for artists and others who have some experience casting iron. Participants must attend all three days. Bronze will be cast on Saturday only. Participants are limited to a...more

    Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    December 13 - December 14, 2014

    In this workshop you'll learn to move between the fire, hammer, and anvil. Using basic blacksmithing tools, you'll learn the techniques used to manipulate steel. Students can expect to...more

    Cast Iron Sculpture for Beginners

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    December 12 - December 14, 2014

    This workshop is designed for people with no experience in casting but who feel the creative urge to deign and produce their own unique piece of artwork. The class introduces you to the basic...more

    A Colonial Christmas at the American Village

    Presented by American Village at American Village, Montevallo

    December 9 - December 17, 2014

    Now accepting reservations for our annual Christmas Lunch and Tour.

    Your Luncheon hostess will be First Lady Dolley Madison. She will greet you in Liberty Hall, inspired...more

    Dance Africa Birmingham

    Presented by Nathifa Dance Company

    October 11 - December 20, 2014

    Dance Africa Birmingham 2014 fall project will start in October and run through December. The classes will cover a variety of African dances and the history associated with the dances. The classes...more

    Ride the Santa Special

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

    November 29 - December 20, 2014

    Santa rides the train with you and gives a special treat to each child!  Tell him what you would like for Christmas and take photos with Santa! Ride last around 1 hour.


    So Close to Heaven

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    October 25 - December 31, 2014

    So Close to Heaven: Sacred Sculpture of Asia from the Collection of June “Jimmy” deH. and Henry H. Weldon includes pieces that date from the fifth to the twentieth centuries and come...more

    Artistic Perseverance

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

    October 14 - December 31, 2014

    "Artistic Perseverance" features the work of Steve R. Skipper, internationally known for his college and professional sports themes. This exhibition, which will be displayed in the...more

    Hester Bateman: Setting the Table for Female Enterprise

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    May 10, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    When the widowed Hester Bateman took over her husband’s silver workshop in 1761, she faced the staggering challenge of running a physically and creatively demanding business at a time when...more

    Birmingham Beach Shaggers Dance

    Presented by Birmingham Beach Shaggers at Kelly Ingram VFW Post #668, Birmingham

    July 29, 2014 - January 6, 2015

    Dances held most Tuesday nights, except the Tuesday before the 2nd Friday dance. Music by DJ. Casual attire.

    The Beach Shaggers of Birmingham is a non-profit social shag club.  Our...more

    To the Arctic - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    March 21, 2014 - January 8, 2015

    An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure "To The Arctic" tells the ultimate tale of survival. The film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced...more

    The Magic of Model Trains Exhibit

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 22, 2014 - January 11, 2015

    The holidays are picking up steam at McWane Science Center with the return of the Magic of Model Trains exhibit. Discover trains of every shape and size inside this popular exhibit which features...more

    Wonders of the Universe

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

    October 14, 2014 - January 11, 2015

    On Oct. 14, "Wonders of the Universe," 21 paintings by local artist James Dean, Jr., opens in BCRI's Vann Gallery. The artist describes the works: "It is my sincere hope that...more

    Live the Dream

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

    January 5 - January 16, 2015

    Patrons can stop by Southside Library and post their "dream" in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday.


    Abraham-in-Motion

    Presented by Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center and Alabama Dance Council at Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center - Samford University, Birmingham

    January 17, 2015

    Kyle Abraham is one of the fastest rising stars in the modern dance world, in demand as a performer, choreographer and collaborator. Abraham received a MacArthur Foundation “Genius...more

    Reynolds Lecture

    Presented by UAB Historical Collections at The Edge of Chaos, Birmingham

    February 5, 2015

    William J. Benjamin, OD, MS, PhD, an Associate Dean at the UAB School of Optometry and a Professor of Optometry & Vision Sciences, will present Lewis & Clark: First Eye Care...more

    Reynolds Lecture

    Presented by UAB Historical Collections at The Edge of Chaos, Birmingham

    March 6, 2015

    Bert Hansen, PhD, a Professor of History at Baruch College, The City University of New York, will present Louis Pasteur and the Pleasures of Art.


    TCI and the Company Town

    Presented by Iron and Steel Museum of Alabama at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, McCalla

    March 22, 2014 - March 12, 2015

    TCI and the Company Town explores the daily lives of Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company workers living in company towns in the Birmingham District. It features artifacts from various TCI...more

    Island of Lemurs: Madagascar - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    April 4, 2014 - March 27, 2015

    Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby, Dolphin Tale) narrates the IMAX documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, the incredible true story of nature’s greatest...more

    Reynolds Lecture

    Presented by UAB Historical Collections at The Edge of Chaos, Birmingham

    April 7, 2015

    Harriet Amos Doss, PhD, an Associate Professor in the UAB Department of History, will present The Civil War’s Impact Upon the Psychology of Mobile Residents, 1865.


    17th Annual Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival

    Presented by Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival

    April 10 - April 11, 2015

    Two day event featuring food and culture of Lebanon. Authentic food including kibbee, grape leaves, tabouleh, grilled chicken, homus, baklawa and more. Dancing by our children performed on stage...more

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