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    HISTORY + HERITAGE

    Introduction to Fold3 (Military Records)

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

    September 28, 2016

    This hands-on class will introduce researchers to Fold3, the premiere genealogy database for U.S. military records. We will cover the different records which are included in Fold3 (military and non-military), how to do a basic search, and how to interpret your results.

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    Tannehill Woodcarvers Show

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

    October 8 - October 9, 2016

    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

    Alabama Gun Collectors Association Fall Show

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

    October 8 - October 9, 2016

    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

    The Holocaust

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Levite Jewish Community Center, Birmingham

    September 12 - October 10, 2016

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents The Holocaust with coordinator Rebecca Dobrinski, Director, Alabama Holocaust Museum.  At each session, a different speaker from the Birmingham Holocause...more

    The Titanic

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 13, 2016

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents The Titanic, with Julie Williams, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Samford University and author.  Professor Williams describes her great-uncle's story...more

    OLLI Bonus Program: A Rare Titanic Family with Author Julia Williams

    Presented by Homewood Public Library and OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 13, 2016

    OLLI Bonus Program: A Rare Titanic Family with Author Julia Williams

    Thursday, October 13, at 2:00 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Of the...more

    Fall History Festival

    Presented by Oak Hill Cemetery at Oak Hill Cemetery , Birmingham

    October 16, 2016

    Bring your families and lug out the strollers! It'll be a great day of learning a little more about the history of Birmingham and Alabama, in general, and you'll get to meet some amazing people....more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    October 15 - October 16, 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

    Genealogy 101:Piles of Paper and Digital Dilemmas: Organizing Your Genealogy Research

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 18, 2016

    Genealogy 101: Piles of Paper and Digital Dilemmas: Organizing Your Genealogy Research

    Tuesday, October 18, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 101 (Lower...more

    The Seige Of Leningrad In W.W.II

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    October 20, 2016

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents the Siege of Leningrad with Peter Kirchikov, Ukraine native, historian, and author.  Learn how the Russians held off the Nazis for 900 days in the longest...more

    The History of Birmingham’s Oak Hill Cemetery

    Presented by Homewood Public Library and Oak Hill Cemetery at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 20, 2016

    The History of Birmingham’s Oak Hill Cemetery

    Thursday, October 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Round Auditorium

    Oak Hill Cemetery is ...more

    Wright Brothers' School Of Aviation In Alabama

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

    October 27, 2016

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents The Wright Brothers' School of Aviation in Alabama with Julie Williams, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Samford University, and author.  The Wright...more

    Admiral of the Ocean Seas: Columbus and His Voyages Across the Atlantic

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 28, 2016

    Admiral of the Ocean Seas: Columbus and His Voyages Across the Atlantic

    Friday, October 28, at 1:00 p.m. in the Round Auditorium  

    Join...more

    The 75th Annual McDonald's Magic City Classic presented by Coca-Cola

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

    October 29, 2016

    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

    25th Annual Halloween Fairyland

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

    October 29, 2016

    The Tannehill Halloween Festival, a non-scary fun-filled holiday event focused on the campgrounds, annually attracts over 6,000 visitors, most of them children. Begun in 1992, the Halloween event...more

    Homewood Library Ghost Tours with S.C.A.R.E.

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 28 - October 29, 2016

    Homewood Library Ghost Tours with S.C.A.R.E.

    Friday & Saturday, October 28 & 29, from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

    Join authors and...more

    Dia de los Muertos Festival

    Presented by Bare Hands Inc. and Cahaba Brewing Company at Cahaba Brewing Company, Birmingham

    November 2, 2016

    This November 2nd falls on a Wednesday! It is sure to be an energetic Day of the Dead Festival (Dia de los Muertos numero catorce). This year is our fourteenth celebration! This year it will take...more

    Bays Of Pigs Debacle

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham and Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    November 3, 2016

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents: BAY OF PIGS DEBACLE with Howard Jones, Professor of History, UA, and author of "Four Days in April at the Bay of PIgs".  What do these have in common: CIA...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

    Andrew Jackson, President And The $20 Bill

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham and Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    November 4, 2016

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents: ANDREW JACKSON, PRESIDENT AND THE $20 BILL with Richard Rhone, historian and author.  Who was Andrew Jackson and how did he rise to become the 7th...more

    Dixie Division Military Vehicles Club Fall Rally

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

    November 4 - November 5, 2016

    Dixie Division Military Vehicles Club is an organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration, collection, and display of historic military vehicles of all nations and of all eras of our...more

    Veterans Day Parade

    Presented by National Veterans Day at Boutwell Municipal Auditorium , Birmingham

    November 11, 2016

    Join us as we honor our veterans, and celebrate the freedom that their dedication and sacrifice afford us every day.

    Stand and be counted. Parade begins at 1:30pm and starts and ends near...more

    3rd Annual Harpersville Day

    Presented by Town of Harpersville

    November 12, 2016

    The Town of Harpersville will be celebrating its 3rd Annual Harpersville Day on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at 83 Town Hall Lane. This year show off your talent at...more

    Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Festival

    Presented by Homestead Hollow at Homestead Hollow, Springville

    November 11 - November 13, 2016

    Homestead Hollow 2016 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

    Life In Birmingham In 1916

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham and Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    November 17, 2016

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents: LIFE IN BIRMINGHAM IN 1916 with Laura Gentry and others from the Southern History Department, Birmingham Public Library.  What was life in Birmingham 100...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    November 19 - November 20, 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

    Great Southern Gun & Knife Show

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

    November 26 - November 27, 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

    The Civil War And Reconstruction In Alabama

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

    November 7 - November 28, 2016

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents: THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION IN ALABAMA with instructor Guy Hubbs, Professor Emeritus Birmingham Southern College. The Civil War altered Alabama in...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

    Arlington Historic Home and Gardens Candelight Holiday Program

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

    December 2, 2016

    Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens' Candlelight Program provides visitors with costumed "Spirits of Arlington," holiday entertainment, candlelight tours of the house and old kitchen...more

    Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens Holiday Open House

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

    December 3 - December 4, 2016

    Christmas at Arlington, Arlington’s gift to the city of Birmingham, held the first weekend in December, (December 3-4) is an annual event that kicks off the holiday season.  Arlington,...more

    North Pole Express

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

    November 18 - December 17, 2016

    All aboard! Join us for a magical trip to the North Pole!

    “All Aboard” says the conductor, and your family's journey begins to the North Pole! Through the dark night, the magical train...more

    Ride the Santa Special

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

    November 26 - December 17, 2016

    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 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 18 - 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

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina

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

    July 26 - December 31, 2016

    The Chicago Freedom Movement Photography Exhibit is a small but revealing snapshot of Dr. Martin Luther King's visit and marches in Chicago, and of both the ugliness and beauty of the response to...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

    MLK Day 5K Drum Run - Birmingham

    Presented by Leftover Energy, LLC

    January 14, 2017

    The MLK Day 5K Drum Run/Walk is a celebration of the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day here in Birmingham, Alabama. Starting and finishing in Kelly Ingram Park in the Civil Rights District,...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.
     


    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.
     


    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.
     


    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.
     


    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.
     


    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.
     


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