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    Tannehill VolksJam

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

    August 29, 2015

    We are a local Birmingham group of VW owners who get together and enjoy our VW's. WE ARE NOT A CLUB, rather individuals who have a good time! We all own a variety of VW's ranging from Beetles, Buses, Golfs, Jettas, and everything between. We put on the VolksJam (formally BugBlast) every year and try to make it as fun as possible for everyone that attends.

    As always we thank our sponsors without whom the ...more


    Bama Classic Collector & Muscle Car Auction

    Presented by JMark Classic Auctions at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Exhibition Halls, Birmingham

    September 4 - September 5, 2015

    2 big days of Classic & Muscle Car live auction action in Birmingham, AL at the BJCC- Convention Center. Over 300+ classics of all makes and models expected to cross the auction block with top...more

    Shelby Iron Works Pancake Breakfast

    Presented by Shelby Iron Works at Shelby Iron Works, Shelby

    September 5, 2015

    The Iron Works Museum and Country Store will be open along with local blacksmiths crafting new pieces during this all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast.

     


    24th Annual Labor Day Celebration and Moon Pie Eatin' Contest

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

    September 7, 2015

    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

    LEGO Americana Roadshow

    Presented by Riverchase Galleria at Riverchase Galleria, Hoover

    August 22 - September 7, 2015

    Riverchase Galleria will host THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow, a highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger than life LEGO replicas of some of our nation’s most...more

    Reynolds-Finley Historical Lecture

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

    September 10, 2015

    The Placebo Effect: What Is It and How Does It Affect Conventional and Unconventional Therapies

    by John S. Haller Jr., PhD, Emeritus Professor, Southern Illinois...more

    Hellenic Heartbeat in the Deep South with Niki Sepsas

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 10, 2015

    Join us as Niki Sepsas, author of "Hellenic Heartbeat in the Deep South: A History of the Greek Community in Birmingham, Alabama," discusses the immigrant journey of faith taken by thousands of...more

    Ensley Alive 2015

    Presented by REV Birmingham

    September 12, 2015

    Birmingham City Council District 9 and REV Birmingham are calling all residents, visitors and Magic City renewal enthusiasts to come out for Ensley Alive, a concert and mini-outdoor music festival...more

    Alabama Forge Council Annual Blacksmithing Conference

    Presented by Alabama Forge Council at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    September 12 - September 13, 2015

    The Alabama Forge Council is a non-profit organization that promotes the knowledge of Blacksmithing skills and works to promote the continued re-discovery of the art of Blacksmithing.The AFC is an...more

    The World's Greatest Fair - documentary

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    September 14, 2015

    It was the beginning of what Teddy Roosevelt called "the American century". The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair was intended to be the biggest and best World's Fair ever. And it was. This engaging...more

    I Survived Book Club: "I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001"

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 15, 2015

    We will be discussing Lauren Tarshis' "I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2011".  Enjoy snacks, crafts, and book-specific activities.  Registration required and begins online 8 for...more

    The Beautiful (Roma) Children” and Modern Slavery: A Discussion of Human Trafficking

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

    September 17, 2015

    The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) has partnered with UAB Human Rights Institute and The Wellhouse to present “The Beautiful (Roma) Children” and Modern Slavery: A Discussion of...more

    “A Voteless People is a Hopeless People”

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

    June 16 - September 20, 2015

    The exhibition weaves the story of W.C. Patton with the story of the struggle for voting rights in the United States throughout the
    20th century. Patton’s commitment to voter education and...more

    Jessie's Place Open House

    Presented by Jessie's Place

    September 20, 2015

    Join us for Jessie's Place of the Jimmie Hale Mission Open House.  We are excited to open the doors of Jessie's Place to the public to come take a tour, learn and fellowship.  Be sure to...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    September 19 - September 20, 2015

    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 Reggae In The Park

    Presented by Clarion Hotel

    September 25, 2015

    The kick off party be presented by Clarion and SLS Exprrres Reggae Night Live begain Oct 3rd ,2015  Show time 10-dawn  admission $20 and Neo Soul Nights Every Friday  nights RSVP...more

    Breakfast Trolly Tours

    Presented by Alabama Constitution Village

    June 15 - September 26, 2015

    Enjoy a muffin and coffee on a vintage-inspired trolley bus traveling through downtown Huntsville and the Twickenham historic district. Tours depart from Alabama Constitution Village, 109 Gates...more

    Ride the Calera & Shelby RR Train

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

    March 14 - September 26, 2015

    RIDE THE TRAIN! The golden age of railroads and the rich heritage of the people who built and operated them come together at the Heart of Dixie, the official railroad museum for the state of...more

    “The Roma – Photographs by Karen Graffeo”

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

    July 16 - September 27, 2015

    Photographer Karen Graffeo has garnered unprecedented access into the everyday lives of the Roma people in Eastern Europe. Through her images, she seeks to give insight and understanding to an...more

    Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Festival

    Presented by Homestead Hollow at Homestead Hollow, Springville

    September 25 - September 27, 2015

    Homestead Hollow 2015 festivals feature unique - one of a kind - hand made, hand decorated arts and crafts. Talk to our pioneer demonstrators the old time days- see wood carving, blacksmithing,...more

    The Train to Crystal City: A Journey with Jan Jarboe Russell

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

    September 29, 2015

    Talk and book signing with Jan Jarboe Russell, author of the New York Times best seller, The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family...more

    UAB Writers' Series Presents Greg Fraser and Chad Davidson

    Presented by UAB English Department at UAB - Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, Birmingham

    September 30, 2015

    UAB presents a free double reading of Greg Fraser and Chad Davidson. 

    Gregory Fraser is the author of three poetry collections: Strange Pietà (Texas...more

    Chakra Journey: An Exploration of Being

    Presented by Embody Practice Center - Yoga, Tai Chi, Manual Therapy at Embody Practice Center, Birmingham

    October 3, 2015

    An introduction to the Chakra Wheel offering tools to enhance your journey of self-discovery, utilizing:
    Affirmations
    Awakening Postures
    Sensual Movement
    Color...more

    FIESTA presented by McDonald's, A Celebration of Every Taste

    Presented by FIESTA HISPANIC CULTURE at Linn Park, Birmingham

    October 3, 2015

    FIESTA presented by McDonald’s kicks off its 13th year with a Celebration of Every Taste on Saturday, October 3rd from Noon until 10:00 pm at Linn Park in Birmingham, AL. Alabama’s...more

    Alabama Gun Collectors Association Fall Show

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

    October 3 - October 4, 2015

    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

    Whispers from the Past - A Native American Experience

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    October 4, 2015

    Take a trip back in time to rediscover the culture and contributions of Native Alabamians at Whispers From the Past – A Native American Experience.

    Native American life will take...more

    Woodcarvers Show

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

    October 10 - October 11, 2015

    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

    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy: Connecting to Your Alabama Slave and Slaveholder Ancestors

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

    October 17, 2015

    A number of readily available sources from 1860 to 1870 may enable you to find and to follow your slave and slaveholder ancestors within that critical period of transition. Knowing the best way to...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    October 17 - October 18, 2015

    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

    Reynolds-Finley Historical Lecture

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

    October 20, 2015

    The Lost Art of the Cardiac Bedside Examination

    by Barry Silverman, MD, FACP, FACC, Northside Cardiology, Northside Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Emory...more

    Memory and Values: The Parthenon and the Greeks Who Built It

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

    October 29, 2015

    Samford University's Howard College of Arts and Sciences will host MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award Winner Joan Breton Connelly for the free and public 2015 J. Roderick Davis Lecture Oct....more

    The 74th Annual Magic City Classic presented by Coca-Cola

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

    October 31, 2015

    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

    Ride the Pumpkin Patch Express

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

    October 3 - October 31, 2015

    Ride the train to the Pumpkin Patch and pick your perfect pumpkin!

    Board our vintage train for a beautiful autumn ride through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Lots of fun awaits at...more

    Black Like Who?

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

    July 11 - November 1, 2015

    Drawing on the Museum’s collection and select loans from local private collectors, Black Like Who? explores depictions of the black race in American Art from the early 19th century to...more

    Great Pumpkin Patch Halloween Festival

    at Great Pumpkin Patch, Hayden

    September 26 - November 1, 2015

    Admission to the Great Pumpkin Patch is free! You pay for each activity. Fun for the young at young at heart at affordable prices.

    Plenty of activities for kids! And those still young...more

    Dixie Division Military Vehicles Club Fall Rally

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

    November 6 - November 7, 2015

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


    Chakra Journey: An Exploration of Being

    Presented by Embody Practice Center - Yoga, Tai Chi, Manual Therapy at Embody Practice Center, Birmingham

    November 7, 2015

    An introduction to the Chakra Wheel offering tools to enhance your journey of self-discovery, utilizing:
    Affirmations
    Awakening Postures
    Sensual Movement
    Color...more

    Veteran's Day Parade

    Presented by National Veterans Day

    November 11, 2015

    While World War I officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh...more

    The Birmingham Ghost Walk

    Presented by Birmingham Historic Touring Company

    August 14 - November 13, 2015

    The 2015 Birmingham Ghost Walk is a casual stroll through a collection of sites that make up some of the darker aspects of history in the Magic City. Murders, suicides (including some that...more

    The Right to Decide

    Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) and UAB Department of Art & Art History at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham

    August 6 - November 14, 2015

    The Right to Decide
    International Poster Invitational

    Organized by the group Posters Without Borders
    (Eric Boelts, Antonio Castro H., & Erin Wright).
     
    62...more

    Fall into Folklife Symposium and Expo

    Presented by Alabama Folklife Association at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    November 12 - November 14, 2015

    Alabama Folklife Association's special annual meeting this year will be a Symposium and Expo in Birmingham, Alabama, Nov. 12-14, 2015.

    Thursday night, Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. a reception with...more

    Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Festival

    Presented by Homestead Hollow at Homestead Hollow, Springville

    November 13 - November 15, 2015

    Homestead Hollow 2015 festivals feature unique - one of a kind - hand made, hand decorated arts and crafts. Talk to our pioneer demonstrators the old time days- see wood carving, blacksmithing,...more

    Reynolds-Finley Historical Lecture

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

    November 17, 2015

    Grant’s Final Victory: Writing His Memoirs before Dying of Throat Cancer

    by James A. Ramage, PhD, Regents Professor of History, Northern Kentucky University


    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    November 21 - November 22, 2015

    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

    Horses - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    June 15 - November 25, 2015

    Horses takes you on a spectacular journey through Argentina, British Columbia, Chile, Mexico, Morocco, Spain and Texas to meet vaqueros, gauchos, baqueanos and cowboys – all part of a...more

    Tannehill Crafter's Open House

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

    November 27 - November 29, 2015

    The Crafter’s Open House is Nov. 27th–Nov. 29th. 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) Exhibition Halls, Birmingham

    November 28 - November 29, 2015

    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

    Christmas at Arlington Antebellum House and Gardens

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

    December 5 - December 6, 2015

    Christmas at Arlington is an annual event held the first weekend in December to kick off the holiday season.  Arlington, Birmingham's beautiful Greek Revival 1840s Museum House, is on the...more

    Ride the Santa Special

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

    November 28 - December 19, 2015

    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 18 - December 20, 2015

    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...more

    “American Boricua: Puerto Rican Life in the United States”

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

    September 28, 2015 - January 10, 2016

    American Boricua is the first modern visual history of Puerto Rican life in all 50 states of the U.S. Wanda is traveling throughout the country to interview and photograph Boricuas who live, work,...more

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