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    HISTORY + HERITAGE

    On the Battlefield for Equality and Justice Exhibit

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

    February 1 - February 28, 2015

    Prints depicting African-American Civil War soldiers and Buffalo Soldiers will be on display on the first floor of the East Building. Several pieces are by world-renowned Civil War artist Don Stivers. This exhibit was made possible by U.S. Army veteran Roderick Royal.

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    Black History Month Movie

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

    February 27, 2015

    See what happens when the Watsons of Flint, Michigan visit Birmingham, Alabama, in the summer of 1963. This made-for-TV movie is based on a popular book The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963...more

    I Have A Dream

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

    February 2 - February 28, 2015

    During the month of February, help decorate Southside's Freedom Wall by writing out your dream for the future. For all ages.


    Beyond the Basics Workshop - Piles of Paper and Digital Dilemmas: Organizing Your Genealogy Research

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

    February 28, 2015

    Is your genealogy research out of control with piles of paper and scattered files on your computer? If you answered yes, come learn about different methods of organization and techniques for both...more

    The Clever Dr. George Washington Carver

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    February 28, 2015

    Join the multitalented young actors of ArtPlay’s “Make It Happen” Performing Ensemble as they celebrate the life of Alabama’s own Dr. George Washington Carver. This...more

    SPLC Fundraiser/Benefit Concert

    Presented by The Spring Street Firehouse at The Spring Street Firehouse, Birmingham

    February 28, 2015

    Alabama-based artists Nerves Baddington, The Great American Breakdown and Pen Pals believe music is an important instrument in bringing attention to today's most pressing social justice...more

    Marty's Mondo Mining Hike: Part I

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

    February 28, 2015

    Join Ruffner's mountain man, Marty Schulman, on an epic hike through history. This is PART I of a three (3) part hiking series.

    Part I of the series will begin...more

    American Traditional Archery Pre-Spring Arrow Fling

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

    February 27 - March 1, 2015

    Hosted By American Traditional Archer Along With Compton Traditional Bowhunters.

    Helping to raise money for Camp Jack Wright Boy Scout Camp. All traditional bow set-ups welcome....more

    BHEC Holocaust Film Series Presents Hannah Arendt

    Presented by Birmingham Holocaust Education Center and Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    March 1, 2015

    Why do mediocre men commit profound acts of evil? When philosopher and German-Jewish refugee Hannah Arendt was sent to cover the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann for The New Yorker, her writings...more

    Alabama Storyteller: Leonard Lee Smith

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 2, 2015

    The stories of native Alabamian Leonard Lee Smith explore the humor and pathos of Southern family life from the Great Depression to the present. Presented by the Friends of the Hoover Public...more

    A Dinner Meet Up for Democrats and Progressives

    Presented by Over the Mountain Democrats

    March 3, 2015

    Over the Mountain Democrats invite you to our monthly meet up dinner at Sol Azeteca in Vestavia. There's no program or agenda, no presentation - just good people and good conversation, with a...more

    BHEC Speaker Series Presents Survival in the Forest: Isidore Karten

    Presented by Birmingham Holocaust Education Center at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    March 4, 2015

    Lisa Byrd, a teacher at Mortimer Jordan High School, introduces Survival in the Forest: Isidore Karten and the Partisans, a film by the Jewish Partisan Education Foundation. The documentary...more

    BHEC Holocaust Film Series Presents Ida

    Presented by Birmingham Holocaust Education Center and Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    March 5, 2015

    In 1962, Poland was emerging from the shadow of the Holocaust and, temporarily, from communist rule. Anna, an 18-year-old novice on the eve of her vows, meets her estranged aunt Wanda, a cynical...more

    Alabama Record Collectors Show

    Presented by Alabama Record Collectors at Bessemer Civic Center, Bessemer

    March 6 - March 7, 2015

    The Alabama Record Collectors present their 34th annual Vinyl Record and CD show March 6-7, Friday-Saturday at the BESSEMER CIVIC CENTER, exit 108 off I-20/59. 60 tables of vinyl records from all...more

    Marty's Mondo Mining Hike: Part II

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

    March 7, 2015

    Join Ruffner's mountain man, Marty Schulman, on an epic hike through history. This is PART II of a three (3) part hiking series.

    Part I of the series will begin at the...more

    Civil War Living History

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

    March 7, 2015

    The Civil War era will come alive for a day on Saturday March 7 at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. From 9:00 am until 2:00 pm see demonstrations of Civil War infantry, cavalry, solider...more

    BHEC Holocaust Film Series Presents Lore

    Presented by Birmingham Holocaust Education Center and Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    March 8, 2015

    Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, a staunch Nazi believer, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German siblings, led by...more

    Great Temple of Travel: The Design & Legacy of Birmingham Terminal Station

    Presented by AIA Birmingham at Alabama Center for Architechure, Birmingham

    March 10, 2015

    Featuring historical drawings, photographs and postcards, this exhibition highlights the architecture and impact of Birmingham Terminal Station. Built in 1909, Terminal Station was a hub of...more

    BHEC Speaker Series Presents Tobi Kamornik Gerson: My Mother’s Story

    Presented by Birmingham Holocaust Education Center at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    March 11, 2015

    Esther Gerson Levy shares the story of her mother, Tobi Komornik Gerson, who was born in Poland in 1925. After the Germans invaded Poland, 14-year-old Tobi became part of the German labor force...more

    TCI and the Company Town

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

    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

    BHEC Holocaust Film Series Presents Le Grand Cahier

    Presented by Birmingham Holocaust Education Center and Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    March 12, 2015

    Hungary, 1944, and a desperate mother sends her 13-year-old twin sons to live in the countryside with their estranged grandmother, who exhibits a cruelty towards her young charges that only fuels...more

    Marty's Mondo Mining Hike: Part III

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

    March 14, 2015

    Join Ruffner's mountain man, Marty Schulman, on an epic hike through history. This is PART III of a three (3) part hiking series.

    Part I of the series will begin at...more

    BHEC Speaker Series Presents A Survivor’s Story of Survival and Triumph

    Presented by Birmingham Holocaust Education Center at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    March 18, 2015

    Not a day goes by that Ruth Siegler does not remember things from her past. She often wonders why it was she who survived. She will never forget, but believes one has to forgive and look for the...more

    Island of Lemurs: Madagascar - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    April 4, 2014 - March 19, 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

    Beach Music Showcase

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

    March 21, 2015

    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...more

    BAO 30 Year Gala - Seasons of Love

    Presented by Birmingham AIDS Outreach

    March 21, 2015

    BAO honors 30 years of service on Saturday 21 March 2015 at the Florentine Building.  The gala will be a time for friends, volunteers, staff, and board members to gather, share stories,...more

    Alabama Gun Collectors Association Spring Show

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

    March 21 - March 22, 2015

    The Alabama Gun Collector's Association is presenting it's 5th annual "Salute to Veterans" gun show. This gun show features firearms used by our veterans while they defended our...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    March 21 - March 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

    The Color Purple starring Jennifer Holliday

    at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Concert Hall , Birmingham

    March 22, 2015

    It's the Color Purple. Coming to the BJCC Concert Hall Sunday, March 22nd. Starring Jennifer Holliday. 2 BIG SHOWS!!


    BHEC Speaker Series Presents Jack Bass: A Comfortable Life Soon Changed

    Presented by Birmingham Holocaust Education Center at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    March 25, 2015

    Jack Bass was born in Berncastel, Germany. After the death of his father in 1932, he and his mother moved to Cologne, seeking anonymity in a larger city. The noose tightened and Jack was...more

    Book Signing with Jerry Armor, Author of A Home for Wayward Boys

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 2, 2015

    Join us as we welcome author Jerry Armor as he discusses his book, A Home for Wayward Boys. The books tells of the inspiring story of the Alabama Boys' Industrial School school, its leaders,...more

    Cottontail Express

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

    March 28 - April 4, 2015

    Hop aboard for a ride to Peter Cottontail’s meadow. Join in the fun as we hunt for Easter eggs – you might win a prize! Jumpstation, temporary tattoos, coloring, and sandbox provide...more

    Birmingham Revealed: Determination, Drama, and Daring: The life of Louise Wooster

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

    April 9, 2015

    Birmingham “madam” and humanitarian Louise Wooster lived a life unimaginable for her day, complete with tragedy, comedy and her infamous dalliance with John Wilkes Booth. Referencing...more

    OLLI Bonus Program: Teddy Roosevelt’s Wild Daughter, Alice Roosevelt

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 10, 2015

    Alice Roosevelt Longworth was a chip off the old block of her tough, and sometimes controversial father, Theodore Roosevelt.  What wild things did she do?  Join us and learn for yourself...more

    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

    Starch in their Petticoats

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

    April 11, 2015

    They were tough, resourceful, and ready for anything! Pioneers, homesteaders, professional gamblers, mail order brides ... these were some of the women who added their own particular shine to the...more

    Batson Bladesmithing Symposium & Knife Show

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

    April 10 - April 12, 2015

    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

    34 Hours that Changed America: The Bombardment of Fort Sumter with Niki Sepsas

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 16, 2015

    One hundred and fifty-three years ago, the bombardment of Fort Sumter became the first military action of the American Civil War. Following the surrender, Northerners rallied behind Lincoln's...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    April 18 - April 19, 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

    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life in Pictures

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

    January 19 - April 19, 2015

    The Birmingham Museum of Art proudly honors the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with this selection of photos from our collection, documenting his extraordinary life and...more

    South of Gold Mountain

    Presented by Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation and Samford University at Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center - Samford University, Birmingham

    April 19, 2015

    South of Gold Mountain is an artistic interpretation, choreographed by H.T. Chen, Artistic Director, and Dian Dong, Associate Director, of the H.T. Chen Dance Center, based...more

    Gardendale Magnolia Festival

    Presented by Gardendale Magnolia Festival at Gardendale Civic Center, Gardendale

    April 24 - April 25, 2015

    Featured on Food Network and Cooking Channel! Voted Birmingham Parent magazine’s Family Favorite Fair/Festival 2014. 205-514-6799. The Total Family...more

    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy Workshop: Getting the Best From BPL's Databases

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

    April 25, 2015

    How to find genealogical information in BPL's databases—just click on the genealogy tab, right? That's one way, but you can often find useful family history material in locations you...more

    They Dared: An Interactive Exhibition by Yvette Quarles-Chatman

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

    March 10 - April 26, 2015

    They Dared is based on a book by the same name authored by Yvette Quarles-Chatman.  Chatman references the iconic contributions to the Afrikan experience in both revealing and reaffirmed...more

    Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals and Their Contemporaries

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

    January 30 - April 26, 2015

    The exhibition, organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art and sponsored by PNC, will be on view from January 30 - April 26, 2015, and will feature works by the greatest masters of the Dutch...more

    OLLI Bonus Program: All Aboard: A History of the Railroads with Jack Norris – Brown Bag Lunch

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 29, 2015

    Join us as acclaimed railroad speaker Jack Norris brings his "Lifelong Railroad Odyssey" to the library.  Norris takes the audience from his early obsession with railroads to his...more

    42nd Annual Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Festival

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

    May 2, 2015

    The annual dulcimer festival features dulcimer craftsman and musicians from across the country. The festival features a dulcimer making class and beginning and...more

    Historic Hollywood House Tour

    Presented by Hollywood Garden Club

    May 3, 2015

    The tour will take place on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year there are 4 historic homes lined up - 2 spanish and 2 tudors. This year's spectacular line-up of homes...more

    A. H. Parker High School 115th Years Celebration

    Presented by A.H. Parker High School United Alumni Association, Inc. at Sheraton Hotel Downtown, Birmingham

    May 7 - May 10, 2015

    Arthur Harold Parker High School will be celebrating it's 115th Anniversary.

    Thursday, May 7th will be the Meet & Greet starting @ 6:30 pm

    Friday, May 8th, 8:00 pm-...more

    The Desert Song: Directed by Kristin Kenning

    Presented by Birmingham Music Club at Virginia Samford Theatre, Birmingham

    May 8 - May 10, 2015

     Broadway & The Birmingham Music Club, in conjunction with Patty McDonald, continues its return to Light Opera with this classic production. It will be directed by Kristin Kenning, who is...more

    Barber Historics featuring Lotus

    Presented by Barber Motorsports Park at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds

    May 15 - May 17, 2015

    The Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) in association with ZOOM Motorsports and Barber Motorsports Park is pleased to announce the first annual Barber Historics featuring Lotus to be held on...more

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