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    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 beloved stories. Winner of three Tony awards, join us for the musical masterpiece FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. 

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    Book Signing With Local Author Lauren Denton

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 13, 2017

    Book Signing With Local Author Lauren Denton

    Thursday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Round Auditorium

    Join us as we welcome Homewood resident and...more

    The Birmingham Project

    July 15, 2017

    This powerful and stirring play brings to the theatrical stage one of the defining events of the Civil Rights Movement. Experience an evening of theatrical artistry, music, and history...more

    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

    The Crusades

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

    July 12 - July 19, 2017

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents The Crusades with instructor Bill King, retired Episcopal Priest, MA in Church History.  During the 12th century, the European Christian church mounted...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

    Alabama Heroes in the Words of Alabama Authors

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

    July 6 - July 27, 2017

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents Alabama Heroes in the Words of Alabama Authors.  

    July 6: Steve Suitts, author and founder of the Alabama Civil Liberties Union discusses Hugo...more

    The American Automobile: How it Changed Our Lives

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

    July 7 - July 28, 2017

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents The American Automobile: How it Changed Our Lives, with instructor Deborah Dobrinski, local historian.  

    July 7: Overview of the cities of 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

    The Birth of the American Nation

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

    July 11 - August 1, 2017

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents The Birth of the American Nation with instructor Fred Moss, MD, Medical Imaging and Historical Interpretations.  Learn what America went through to become...more

    Henna Tattoo Art

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 3, 2017

    Henna Tattoo Art

    Thursday, August 3, at 3 p.m. in the Round Auditorium

    Learn the ancient art of henna tattoos. Teens will learn how to create...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.
     


    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy – Mind Your Own (Family) Business

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

    August 12, 2017

    Did your ancestors own a pharmacy, furniture shop, or other business? Many genealogists know that their ancestors owned or started a business. This workshop will show you how to use city...more

    Second Saturday at Sloss--Rosemary-A Vinegar to Remember

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

    August 12, 2017

    Grandmother's Garden at Sloss Quarters presents

    The August 12 Walk and Talk on Rosemary-A Vinegar to...more

    Birmingham Record Collectors 33rd Annual Record and CD Show

    Presented by Birmingham Record Collectors at Gardendale Civic Center, Gardendale

    August 18 - August 20, 2017

    The Birmingham Record Collectors proudly present the South's Largest Record Show, our 33rd annual show featuring hundred of thousands of vinyl albums, 45s, 78s and music memorabilia from all...more

    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

    Sports Car Club of America

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

    August 26 - August 27, 2017

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


    Thursdays At Arlington

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

    June 1 - August 31, 2017

    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

    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.
     


    26th Annual Labor Day Celebration and Moon Pie Eatin' Contest

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

    September 4, 2017

    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

    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy – Family Tree DNA Services and Website

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

    September 9, 2017

    Explore the offerings of Family Tree DNA, a company that offers hundreds of different DNA tests and that supports them with the most detailed website in the industry. The workshop will be held in...more

    Alabama Forge Council Annual Blacksmithing Conference

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

    September 9 - September 10, 2017

    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

    Saint George Middle Eastern Food Festival

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

    September 14 - September 16, 2017

    Underneath a huge white tent, the parish of Saint George Melkite Catholic Church will host its 36th 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 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

    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy – Ancestry.com

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

    September 23, 2017

    Participants will be introduced to the Ancestry.com Library Edition database in which you can research your family history as well as learn how to search this database to locate your ancestors....more

    Heartland Cruisers Run To The Mill Open Car Show

    Presented by Heartland Cruisers Car Club at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    September 23, 2017

    Open Car Show benefiting Grace House Ministries. Award Classes: Original, Survivor, Street Rod, Custom, Import, Motorcycle, Under Construction. Door Prizes, Dash Plaques, Goody...more

    Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Festival

    Presented by Homestead Hollow at Homestead Hollow, Springville

    September 22 - September 24, 2017

    Homestead Hollow 2017 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

    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.
     


    Second Saturday at Sloss--Roses-Their History and Use

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

    October 14, 2017

    Grandmother's Garden at Sloss Quarters presents

    The October Walk and Talk on Roses-Their HIstory and Use runs from 10:30-11:30...more

    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

    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy – Google Your Peeps

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

    October 28, 2017

    What do you want to know about your ancestors? Everything. The Internet is a great tool for genealogy, but are you using it to its full potential? This workshop will teach you how to create a...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

    Tour Tuesdays at NSLM!

    Presented by Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM) at Negro Southern League Museum, Birmingham

    March 14, 2017 - March 13, 2018

    T.G.I.T… Thank goodness it’s Tuesday! Explore the history of Birmingham through a tour of the Negro Southern League Museum. Group reservations are welcome each and every Tuesday. Get in the...more

    Please God I May Build as Well - Bicentennial Exhibit Features Pioneers' Contributions to State

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park and West Jefferson County Historical Society at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    April 23, 2017 - June 30, 2018

    An exhibit featuring three prominent Alabama pioneer families describes the contributions of these men and women who helped shape Alabama’s history in industry, education, history and...more

    Southern Thunder: The Legacy of Alabama Auto Racing

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

    June 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018

    Inspired by The Alabama Gang’s influence on auto racing, Vulcan Park and Museum will host its latest Linn-Henley Gallery exhibition starting June 1, 2017 and will run through...more

    Wonders of Early Aviation

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

    June 2, 2017 - December 31, 2019

    Journey through the early days of aviation from Orville and Wilbur Wright, the wild barnstorming days with Glenn Messer and Bessie Coleman, and legendary aviation firsts of Charles...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

    Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens

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

    Ongoing

    Arlington is a fine example of Greek Revival architecture dating from the 1840s. The house was built by Judge William S. Mudd, one of the ten founders of Birmingham. The house is furnished with a...more

    Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington

    Presented by Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington at Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington, Columbiana

    Ongoing

    The Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington collection focuses on art and artifacts from the colonial period through 1865. The collection contains paintings, letters, furniture, porcelain,...more

    Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

    Presented by Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame at Carver Theatre, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    This art-deco museum honors great jazz artists with ties to the state of Alabama. While furnishing educational information, the museum is also a place for entertainment. Exhibits convey the...more

    Jesse Owens Memorial Park and Museum

    Presented by Jesse Owens Memorial Park at Jesse Owens Memorial Park, Danville

    Ongoing

    In the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin, a single man captured the attention of the world, winning 4 gold medals, an Olympic first. Sixty years later, thousands gathered to honor this man with the...more

    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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

    Ongoing

    The mission of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) is to promote civil and human rights worldwide through education. BCRI presents an in-depth look at the Civil Rights Movement through...more

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