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    Antiques

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    February 21 - March 28, 2017

    Explore the world of antiques and culture with an exciting new series taught by veteran instructor Daniel Brooks. Join fellow antiquarians as the Samford Antiques Class marks Brooks' 30th anniversary with exciting new lecture topics and field trips.

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    Fossil Hunt

    Presented by Fresh Air Family

    April 8, 2017

    Join Fresh Air Family at one of the world’s most important fossil sites, so important, it may rewrite history! This site is so rich in fossils that paleontologists can study the behavior and...more

    Batson Bladesmithing Symposium & Knife Show

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

    April 7 - April 9, 2017

    Collectors and knife enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the Symposium and learn firsthand how modern knives are forged and made.

    Friday
    8:00 - 12:00 pm: Demonstrations...more

    Genealogy 101 - Jump Into the Gene Pool: Genetics and Your Family History

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 11, 2017

    Genealogy 101 - Jump Into the Gene Pool: Genetics and Your Family History

    Tuesday, April 11, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 101 (Lower Level) ...more

    Cottontail Express

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

    April 8 - April 15, 2017

    Hop aboard the Cottontail Express for a ride to Peter Cottontail's meadow! Join in the fun at the meadow as we hunt for Easter eggs. A bounce house, temporary tattoos, coloring station, and a...more

    Jackie Robinson Day at NSLM!

    Presented by Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM)

    April 15, 2017

    Jackie Robinson Day at NSLM is a special event developed by the museum to commemorate and honor one of baseball’s most influential players, Mr. Jackie Robinson. Jackie Robinson Day is celebrated...more

    Spoken Truth Poetry Festival

    Presented by Real Life Poets, Inc.

    April 15, 2017

    Real Life Poets, Inc. and Aura (UAB's Literary Arts Review) present The Spoken Truth Poetry Festival on April 15, 2017, from 12-8 p.m. This festival includes 3 workshops, and a high school and...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    April 15 - April 16, 2017

    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

    Living History Tour: Europe with Jack and Anne Norris

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    April 20, 2017

    Anne and Jack took a 10-day trip to Europe and will discuss visiting living history locations such as the "Sound of Music" (Salzburg), "Student Prince" movie (Heidelberg), Germany's occupation of...more

    16th Annual Gardendale Magnolia Festival

    Presented by Gardendale Magnolia Festival and Gardendale Arts Council at Gardendale Civic Center, Gardendale

    April 21 - April 22, 2017

    Midway Carnival
    150 Vendor Booths
    3 Stages of LIVE Entertainment
    Pooch Parade
    5K Run/Fun Run
    Art Contest
    Car Show
    Free Art Classes
    Free Kids Zone...more

    19th Annual Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival

    Presented by Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival at St. Elias Maronite Church, Birmingham

    April 21 - April 22, 2017

    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

    He Named Me Malala Documentary

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 25, 2017

    He Named Me Malala Documentary

    Tuesday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    This 2015 film looks at the events leading up to the...more

    Introduction to Genealogy

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

    April 25, 2017

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to do genealogical research? Then this class will help you get started on your genealogical journey. Don't take the journey alone, invite a...more

    Feast of Saint Mark Italian Festival

    Presented by Feast of Saint Mark

    April 29, 2017

    Saturday, April 29, 2017, will be our 6th annual Feast of Saint Mark Italian Festival (FOSM) in Birmingham, Alabama. For years, many people in the community have hoped for such a “festa” or...more

    Sylacauga Community Playhouse Production: The Miracle Worker

    Presented by Sylacauga Community Playhouse

    April 21 - April 30, 2017

    The Sylacauga Community Playhouse  will present William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker.  The production tells the story of young Helen Keller, deaf and blind since infancy, who finds her...more

    Sweet Home: Alabama’s History in Maps Exhibit

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

    March 1 - April 30, 2017

    Sweet Home: Alabama’s History in Maps is an exciting new exhibit from the Birmingham Public Library. The exhibit opens in the Fourth Floor Gallery of the Central Library on...more

    Names, Not the Numbers Holocaust Film Project

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 2, 2017

    Names, Not the Numbers Holocaust Film Project

    Tuesday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    The N.E. Miles Jewish...more

    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.
     


    Alabama Folk Fair

    Presented by Bessemer Hall of History Museum

    May 5 - May 6, 2017

    The Bessemer Hall of History Museum is pleased to present The Alabama Folk Fair.  This fair with a flair for feature handmade arts and crafts. Arts! Crafts! Live Music! Children’s...more

    44th Annual Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Festival

    Presented by Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Association at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    May 5 - May 6, 2017

    The Dulcimer is a long thin primitive instrument normally has one melody string and two drone strings. Gazebo performances will be on Friday May 5th, and Classes and open stage will be on Saturday...more

    Genealogy 101: Your Tax Dollars at Work: Using Government Websites for Genealogy Research

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 9, 2017

    Genealogy 101: Your Tax Dollars at Work: Using Government Websites for Genealogy Research

    Tuesday, May 9, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 101 (Lower...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    May 20 - May 21, 2017

    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

    Barber Historics

    Presented by Barber Motorsports Park at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds

    May 19 - May 21, 2017

    The event will feature on-track racing action from museum quality racing cars including the IMSA GT series that thrilled fans between 1971 and 1993. Porsche 911RSR to 962, Datsun 240Z to Nissan...more

    22nd Annual Rickwood Classic

    Presented by Birmingham Barons at Rickwood Field, Birmingham

    May 31, 2017

    The Birmingham Barons and The Friends of Rickwood will welcome baseball fans back to historic Rickwood Field for the 22nd Annual Rickwood Classic presented by Levy's Fine Jewelry. The annual game...more

    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.
     


    21st Annual Down Home Psaltery Festival

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

    June 9 - June 10, 2017

    Morning workshops and lessons on playing the psaltery. Afternoon performances by psaltery players, young and old, professional and amateurs.


    Father's Day Limited

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

    June 17, 2017

    Make great memories with your Father and treat him to a day of fun this Father's Day on the Father's Day Limited! Take Dad on a relaxing one hour train ride through the scenic forests of Shelby...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    June 17 - June 18, 2017

    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

    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy – One for the Record Books: The English Census

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

    June 24, 2017

    Searching for English ancestors? Genealogists know that census records are crucial to family history research, but there are some important differences between the U.S. Federal Census and its...more

    Fiddler on the Roof

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, Birmingham

    June 9 - June 25, 2017

    When Jewish milkman Tevye’s daughter falls in love with a poor tailor rather than the middle-aged butcher chosen for her, the father strives to maintain "Tradition” in one of Broadway’s most...more

    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.
     


    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    July 15 - July 16, 2017

    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

    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

    Newsies

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, Birmingham

    July 7 - July 30, 2017

    When a charismatic newsboy dreams of a better life from the hardships of the streets, he takes on a powerful and corrupt establishment in a David-versus-Goliath struggle. Seize the day with 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.
     


    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    August 19 - August 20, 2017

    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

    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.
     


    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    September 16 - September 17, 2017

    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 18 - September 30, 2017

    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

    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.
     


    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    October 21 - October 22, 2017

    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

    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.
     


    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    November 18 - November 19, 2017

    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

    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.
     


    Introduction to Genealogy

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

    January 10 - December 12, 2017

    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

    Alabama Mining Museum

    Presented by Alabama Mining Museum at Alabama Mining Museum, Dora

    Ongoing

    Focusing on the total concept of coal mining in Alabama from 1890 to 1940. In 1984 the Alabama Mining Museum was designated by the Alabama State Senate as "The Official State Coal Mining...more

    Alabama Veterans Memorial

    Presented by Alabama Veterans Memorial Park at Alabama Veterans Memorial, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The Alabama Veterans Memorial is far more than just a park... It is a message from all Alabamians, recognizing the price of freedom and peace.

    Amid peaceful Alabama woodlands, you can...more

    Bessemer Hall of History

    Presented by Bessemer Hall of History Museum at Bessemer Hall of History , Bessemer

    Ongoing

    The Bessemer Hall of History offers something for everyone. Plan to visit the Hall soon to "relive" the history of the area through photographs, machinery, books and many other...more

    Alabama Museum of Natural History

    Presented by Alabama Museum of Natural History at Alabama Museum of Natural History, Tuscaloosa

    Ongoing

    Experience the natural diversity of Alabama through exhibits from the Age of Dinosaurs, the Coal Age, and the Ice Age. View the extensive displays of geology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology,...more

    Birmingham History Center

    Presented by Birmingham History Center at Birmingham History Center, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The Birmingham History Center collects and preserves an array of historic objects, books, clothing, photographs, machinery, documents and other items of historic significance to Birmingham and...more

    Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

    Presented by Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    Dedicated to the presentation, interpretation, exhibition and history of motorcycles, vintage vehicles and motorsports. Home to the world's best motorcycle collection, the museum now has over...more

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