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    HISTORY + HERITAGE

    Ghost Tour Reveal with S.C.A.R.E.

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 5, 2016

    The Spirit Communication and Research (S.C.A.R.E.) Group will be with us to unveil their findings from the three paranormal investigations in the Homewood Public Library this Spring. They will share interesting stories, video, audio and photo evidence of the paranormal, captured during the library investigations.

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    ARC Stories Roots: Stories about the Nature of the South

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 13, 2016

    Friday May 13 | 6:30 pm
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Formal Garden
    General Admission $10

    Arc Stories features true, personal stories told live in front of an...more

    Purses Etc. Silent Auction & Luncheon

    Presented by The Salvation Army at The Club of Birmingham, Birmingham

    May 19, 2016

    The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will host a silent...more

    A Night with Freedom Rider Hank Thomas

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

    May 19, 2016

    The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) will kick off its summer series of programs with

    “A Night with Freedom Rider Hank Thomas” on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 6 pm in the Woods...more

    Seeing Things

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

    January 15 - May 20, 2016

    “The way we see things is affected by what we know or what we believe.” John Berger

    When you engage in the act of ‘seeing’, you do so through the lens of your own thoughts and...more

    BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON

    Presented by The DANE at Birmingham Festival Theatre, Birmingham

    May 12 - May 21, 2016

    The DANE is pumped to bring you the “unauthorized musical bio” of Andrew Jackson. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson follows America's seventh president from...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    May 21 - May 22, 2016

    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

    Courage Under Fire: The 1961 Burning of the Freedom Rides Bus

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

    March 12 - May 22, 2016

    The exhibition is made up of a series of photographs by Anniston Star Photographer Joe Postglione, depicting the firebombing of a bus filled with Freedom Riders on a Calhoun County, Alabama...more

    Barber Historics

    Presented by Barber Motorsports Park at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds

    May 20 - May 22, 2016

    The Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) in association with ZOOM Motorsports and the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is pleased to announce that the second annual Barber Historics will be...more

    Great Southern Gun & Knife Show

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

    May 21 - May 22, 2016

    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

    Antique Motorcycle Club of America Lucas Oil Vintage Motorcycle Classic

    Presented by Antique Motorcycle Club of America at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds

    May 27 - May 29, 2016

    AMCA is hosting a new AMCA National Event at the legendary Barber Motorsports Park.

    Event Highlights:

    * 850 acres of rolling parkland.
    * Fan Zone for non-parts vending and...more

    21st Annual Rickwood Classic

    Presented by Birmingham Barons at Rickwood Field, Birmingham

    June 1, 2016

    The Birmingham Barons and The Friends of Rickwood will welcome baseball fans back to legendary Rickwood Field for the 21st Annual Rickwood Classic presented by Levy's Fine Jewelry. Set for...more

    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    June 3, 2016

    Members of the East Jefferson County Quilt Guild share their vast knowledge of their beloved craft. They demonstrate one new block each month. All materials and equipment are supplied, but if you...more

    "Great Temple of Travel"

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

    June 5, 2016

    The Bessemer Hall of History Museum is pleased to present a book signing event featuring Marvin Clemons, author of Great Temple of Travel. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, as a young teen Marvin...more

    Life in 1916

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    June 6, 2016

    Staff from the Birmingham Public Library Archives Department will show and tell what it was like to live in Birmingham a hundred years ago.
     


    20th Annual Down Home Psaltery Festival

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

    June 10 - June 11, 2016

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


    Anytown Alabama

    Presented by YWCA Social Justice Department at YWCA Birmingham, Birmingham

    June 5 - June 11, 2016

    Anytown Alabama is a summer camp where high school students develop leadership skills that they bring back to their school and community. Student “delegates” come from all over Birmingham and...more

    Anytown Alabama

    Presented by YWCA Central Alabama

    June 5 - June 11, 2016

    Anytown Alabama is a summer camp where high school students develop leadership skills that they bring back to their school and community. Student “delegates” come from all over Birmingham and...more

    Juneteenth

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

    June 18, 2016

    An Annual free, family-oriented event that features music, contests, free admission to BCRI galleries and other special activities. The festivities start at 11:00 am and run until 8:00 pm at...more

    Father's Day Limited

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

    June 18, 2016

    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

    Journey to Mount Olympus

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 18, 2016

    We are journeying to Mount Olympus to learn about our favorite Greek Heroes and try our hand at some Olympic games.


    Journey to Mount Olympus

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 18, 2016

    We are journeying to Mount Olympus to learn about our favorite Greek Heroes and try our hand at some Olympic games.


    Celebrating Loving Day in Alabama

    Presented by ROJO at ROJO, Birmingham

    June 18, 2016

    Come celebrate at the 4th annual Loving Day event in Birmingham. On June 12th, 1967, in the Loving v. Virginia case, interracial marriage bans were considered unconstitutional. This finally...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    June 18 - June 19, 2016

    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

    BAO's Smith Lake Poker Run

    Presented by BAO (Birmingham AIDS Outreach)

    June 24 - June 25, 2016

    Smith Lake Poker Run is an annual event benefiting BAO. Guests play $50 per person to participate and enjoy a registration party with food & beverage on Friday evening, as well as a day of fun...more

    Birmingham Black Rodeo

    Presented by Southeastern Rodeo Association, LLC at Legacy Arena at the BJCC, Birmingham

    June 25, 2016

    Come out on June 25, 2016 to The Legacy Arena at The BJCC to see Kountry Wayne, Live at the 3rd Annual Birmingham Black Rodeo.

    Southeastern Rodeo Association’s mission is...more

    Haitian Flags from the Cargo Collection

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

    December 19, 2015 - June 26, 2016

    In both African and European traditions, flags and banners are symbols of identity, power, and authority. When used in Vodoun ceremonies, flags represent the loa spirits and are...more

    Tapestry 2016: A retrospective

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

    April 25 - June 26, 2016

    Tapestry 2016 marks the second retrospective exhibit of BCRI’s personal collection, revealing for the first time, some pieces that have been graciously donated to the Institute as part of its...more

    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    July 1, 2016

    Members of the East Jefferson County Quilt Guild share their vast knowledge of their beloved craft. They demonstrate one new block each month. All materials and equipment are supplied, but if you...more

    Revolution Book Club

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 7 - July 5, 2016

    Join us for pizza and drinks and our summer book club series where we will read through the book Revolution by Deborah Wiles and learn about this era with the Birmingham...more

    All the Colors of the Rainbow: Uzbekistan Ikats from the Collection of Peggy Slappey

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

    March 19 - July 10, 2016

    For the past decade, ikat patterns have permeated the fashion and design industry, touching everything from clothing and furniture to decorative arts. Despite its recent ubiquity, the ikat...more

    Intro to Genealogy

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    July 12, 2016

    Staff of the Southern History Department of the Birmingham Public Library will show patrons how to get started with researching their family trees.
     


    Beyond the Basics of Genealogy Workshop - Let’s Talk About It: Oral History

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

    July 16, 2016

    Relatives and family friends are important sources of information. Whom do you want to talk with (everyone) and what do you want to ask (everything)?Join us in this introduction to oral history....more

    Christianity 101

    Presented by Hope Lutheran Church-LCMS

    May 3 - July 26, 2016

    Hope Lutheran Church of Birmingham is offering a FREE "Christianity 101" course to assist people of all faiths and walks with understanding the basics of the Christian religion. You DO NOT...more

    Jennys to Jets: Birmingham's Military Aviation History

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

    April 19 - August 1, 2016

    The Jennys to Jets: Birmingham's Military Aviation History Exhibition features art and artifacts that create a visual narrative paying tribute to 100 years of worldwide aviation service by the men...more

    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    August 5, 2016

    Members of the East Jefferson County Quilt Guild share their vast knowledge of their beloved craft. They demonstrate one new block each month. All materials and equipment are supplied, but if you...more

    Thursdays At Arlington

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

    June 2 - August 25, 2016

    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 2, 2016

    Members of the East Jefferson County Quilt Guild share their vast knowledge of their beloved craft. They demonstrate one new block each month. All materials and equipment are supplied, but if you...more

    Southern Makers

    at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    September 10 - September 11, 2016

    Southern Makers is an annual event that celebrates southern creativity and innovation by bringing together highly curated, handpicked top talent that “make”…music, designs, buildings, farms,...more

    Ride the Calera & Shelby RR Train

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

    March 12 - September 24, 2016

    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 7, 2016

    Members of the East Jefferson County Quilt Guild share their vast knowledge of their beloved craft. They demonstrate one new block each month. All materials and equipment are supplied, but if you...more

    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    November 4, 2016

    Members of the East Jefferson County Quilt Guild share their vast knowledge of their beloved craft. They demonstrate one new block each month. All materials and equipment are supplied, but if you...more

    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    December 2, 2016

    Members of the East Jefferson County Quilt Guild share their vast knowledge of their beloved craft. They demonstrate one new block each month. All materials and equipment are supplied, but if you...more

    Introduction to Genealogy

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

    January 3 - December 20, 2016

    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

    Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts

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

    June 5 - December 31, 2016

    When the NAACP was banned in the state of Alabama in 1956, Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and a group of community organizers formed the ACMHR in its absence. This exhibit, with help from the...more

    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    January 6, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    11Th Annual MLK Youth Parade

    Presented by MLK Parade Foundation

    January 14, 2017

    The MLK Youth Parade Will KMick-off The 2017 MLK Holiday Weekend. The Parade Will Be Held On January 14, 2017 In Houston's Midtown Originating On San Jacinto Street & Elgin Street Beginning...more

    23rd Annual MLK Parade Grande Parade

    Presented by MLK Parade Foundation

    January 16, 2017

    The MLK Grande Paarde Is One Of The Largest Single Day Multicultural Events In The U.S. That Commemorate The MLK national Holiday Observance. The Parade Will Be Held On Jnauary 16, 2017 In...more

    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 3, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    March 3, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


    Beginning Quilting

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Springville Road Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    April 7, 2017

    This class is for beginning and intermediate quilters and includes basic quilting techniques as well as learning how to quilt sample blocks.
     


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