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    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 time, from before the movement's inception through today’s international struggle for universal human rights. BCRI is more than just a museum; it is a place of research, a teaching facility and an acknowledged learning ...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

    OLLI Fall Registration and Open House

    Presented by OLLI at UA, Greater Birmingham Chapter

    August 25, 2016

    OLLI at UA, Greater Birmingham Chapter welcomes all to attend their Fall Registration and Open House. Refreshments will be served and include a brief overview of courses, bonus classes and field...more

    Bombshell Ball

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

    August 26, 2016

    Friday, August 26th, from 7:00 - 10:00 PM., the Southern Museum of Flight will have the annual Bombshell Ball supporting the Mary Alice...more

    Family Fun Day

    Presented by Alabama State Parks

    August 27, 2016

    The event will feature cave tours, geology seminars, gem mining, swimming, archery, geocaching, guided hikes, live animal education programs and live music. In honor of the 2016 Olympics Games,...more

    Pink On Purpose

    Presented by Virgin By Choice at Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham

    August 27, 2016

    VBC Pink On Purpose is a Silent Auction benefiting Virgin By Choice, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging purity and virginity in middle school and high school girls. Come out and...more

    Flora Photography

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 27, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, August 27 | 9:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $60|Non-Members $75

    this class is designed to teach the...more

    Botanical Beauty Secrets

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 23 - August 27, 2016

    Botanical Beauty Secrets: Summer Hair Care
    Saturday, July 23, 2016 | 10:00 am - Noon

    Botanical Beauty Secrets: Summer Skin Care
    Saturday, August 27, 2016 | 10:00 am -...more

    Ukraine Independence Day Celebration

    Presented by Birmingham Sister City Commission

    August 27, 2016

    The Birmingham Sister City Commission is hosting the 9th annual Ukrainian Independence Day celebration at Crestway Baptist Church on, August 27, 2016 at 12:00...more

    Introduction to Native Plant Conservation (core)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 27, 2016

    Instructor: Instructor: Bob Boyd, Ph.D., Professor, Auburn University
    Saturday, August 27 | 8:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $80|Non-members $90...more

    Sports Car Club of America

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

    August 27 - August 28, 2016

    Double SARRC/Concurrent Double SECS/TT Level 3

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

    lobby projects: Bethany Collins

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

    April 16 - August 28, 2016

    lobby projects is a new initiative by the Birmingham Museum of Art that invites contemporary artists to create site-specific commissions in the Museum’s main entrance.

    lobby...more

    18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at Sidewalk Film Festival, Birmingham

    August 26 - August 28, 2016

    The 18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival will take place August 26-28, 2016 in downtown Birmingham's historic theatre district. 

    Sidewalk Film Festival has been named one of...more

    Introduction to Flower Arranging 2

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 28, 2016

    Instructor: Zhaleh McCullers

    Sunday, August 28 | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    Members $30 | Non-members $35

    This introductory class will...more

    Harry Potter Trivia Night

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 29, 2016

    Harry Potter Trivia Night
    Monday, August 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Join us for an evening wizarding...more

    Tuesday Night Lights at the West Homewood Farmer's Market

    Presented by West Homewood Farmer's Market at Shades Valley Community Church, Homewood

    June 7 - August 30, 2016

    The NEW 2016 West Homewood Farmer's Market schedule: Every Tuesday evening June through August from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

    Voted "Best Market in Central Alabama" by 40% AL.com...more

    Footprints in the Rainforest: The Explorers of Amazonia with Niki Sepsas

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 2, 2016

    Footprints in the Rainforest: The Explorers of Amazonia with Niki Sepsas

    Friday, September 2, at 1:00 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Join us as Niki...more

    International Vulture Awareness Day

    Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    September 3, 2016

    You’re Invited to celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day at the Birmingham Zoo on Saturday, September 3 from 10am-1pm. Vultures are an ecologically vital group of birds that face a range...more

    Dino Discovery- They're Back!

    Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    March 26 - September 5, 2016

    Dinosaurs are returning to the Birmingham Zoo! Don’t miss the Zoo’s newest exhibit, back from extinction, Dino Discovery- They’re Back! This limited-time exhibit features 12 life-sized,...more

    25th Annual Labor Day Celebration and Moon Pie Eatin' Contest

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

    September 5, 2016

    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

    Alabama Splash Adventure

    Presented by Alabama Splash Adventure at Alabama's Splash Adventure Waterpark, Bessemer

    May 28 - September 5, 2016

    Alabama Splash Adventure offers two theme parks including family rides and slides for one great price. The amusement park has grown to be Alabama’s premier destination offering a day of family...more

    Hall of Heroes

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 14 - September 5, 2016

    Learn the circumstances that create superheroes, discover the ideals that heroes uphold, and push boundaries as to what it truly means to be heroic in the Hall of Heroes!

    Starting your...more

    2nd Thursdays at Arlington

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

    September 8, 2016

    Located on six acres in the heart of Old Elyton, the first county seat of Jefferson County, Arlington House and Gardens is on the National Register of Historic Places.

    The 2nd Thursday of...more

    iTween: Pokemon Scavenger Hunt

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 8, 2016

    iTween: Pokemon Scavenger...more

    Seasonal Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 10, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, September 10 | 9-1 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $65|Non-Members $75

    Learn the techniques, tools and skills...more

    Sebastian’s RunWalk for a Cure

    Presented by Children's of Alabama at Veterans Park - Hoover, Hoover

    September 10, 2016

    Families and friends will have the opportunity to join others in the fight against childhood cancer at Sebastian’s RunWalk for a Cure on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Veterans Park in...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhikes, Picnic, Swim, Bicycle Ride

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    September 10, 2016

    Clear Creek National Recreation Area on Smith Lake in the Bankhead National Forest, Manchester, Alabama, about 15 minutes out of Jasper in Walker County

    Enjoy easy hiking, swimming,...more

    Introduction to Botany - The Science of Plants (core)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 10, 2016

    Instructor: Instructor: Tom Diggs PhD, Asst. Professor, University of North Georgia
    Saturday, September 10 | 8:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members...more

    Give Kids the World 5k

    Presented by Give Kids the World Village at Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel, Hoover

    September 10, 2016

    What is Give Kids the World Village?    Give Kids the World Village is a 70-acre non-profit "storybook" resort located near Central Florida's most beloved attractions.  Children...more

    Heirloom Garden Workshop

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

    September 10, 2016

    Alabama Extension Service horticulturalist Sallie Lee and herbalist Antonia Viteri will lead a hands-on exploration of this year's flowers, veggies and herbs in Birmingham HIstorical Society's...more

    Thyme to Read Book Club

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 13, 2016

    When: September 13
    Title: Food: A Love Story 
    Author: Jim Gaffigan

    6:00 p.m.


    Lunch & Learn: All About Bulbs

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 14, 2016

    Speaker: Amanda Clark
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Easy care and low maintenance? Yes, and they bring...more

    Whiskeys of the World

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 15, 2016

    Instructor: Brooke & Nathan McMinn
    Thursday, September 15 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members: $30 | Non-members: $35

    Back by...more

    Cahaba Medical Care Health Fair

    Presented by Cahaba Medical Care at DeBardeleben Park in Downtown Historic Bessemer, Bessemer

    September 16, 2016

    FREE Community Health Fair 

    Friday, September 16, 2016

    1:00pm - 6:00pm

    Cahaba Medical Care, in partnership with Henry Schein, Inc., presents the Healthy Lifestyles,...more

    Preserve Jazz - Over The Mountain Music Festival

    Presented by Moss Rock Management, LLC at Town Hall at The Preserve, Hoover

    September 17, 2016

    An early fall, world-class, outdoor jazz festival held annually in the Birmingham/Hoover, AL metro area.


    Southeastern Outings Potluck Lunch, kayak and Canoe Trip, Dayhike in Oak Mountain State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park

    September 17, 2016

    Southeastern Outings Potluck Picnic Lunch followed by Afternoon Kayak or Canoe Paddle or Afternoon Dayhike

    Where: Lower Fishing Lake (now called Beaver Lake), Oak Mountain State Park,...more

    The Art of Making Paper from Native Plants (new elective)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 17, 2016

    Instructor: Instructor: Doug Baulos, Asst. Professor of Drawing and Book Arts, UAB
    Saturday, September 17 | 8:30 - 12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $45 |...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike on the Black Creek Trail in Fultondale

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    September 18, 2016

    Walk on a rails-to-trails conversion route on an old railroad right of way. This smooth trail is wide and level. No hills! This finely-crushed rock surface trail goes through mostly...more

    Protective Life Corporation presents Trucks by the Tracks

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    September 18, 2016

    The 5th annual Trucks by the Tracks food truck festival, presented by the Protective, rolls into town Sunday, September 18, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Thirty food trucks and carts serving up everything...more

    Alabama Orchid Society 32nd Annual Show & Sale

    Presented by Alabama Orchid Society at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 16 - September 18, 2016

    The Alabama Orchid Society 32nd Annual Show & Sale will be taking place on September 16 -18, 2016 in the auditorium of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.  This year the orchid show will be...more

    Burningham10 ArtMusicDance Fest

    Presented by Burningham Birmingham at Oak Mountain State Park , Pelham

    September 24, 2016

    Our 10th anniversary DIY arts festival with Fire Dancers at sundown! plus henna, drums, improv, and art. All ages FREE with park admission. Noon until 10:00 pm rain or shine. at REDBUD...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

    Teens and Tech

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    September 24, 2016

    September’s Teens and Tech event provides hands-on activities to introduce middle and high school students to careers in biotechnology. This event will be hosted by students from UAB’s Sci...more

    7th Annual Head Over Teal Presented by Brookwood Baptist Health

    Presented by Laura Crandall Brown Foundation at Town Hall at The Preserve, Hoover

    September 24, 2016

    The Laura Crandall Brown Foundation (LCBF) is pleased to announce Brookwood Baptist Health as the presenting sponsor of its 7th Annual Head Over Teal 5K/10K & Fall Festival. Head Over Teal is...more

    Plant-Soil Relationships (core)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 24, 2016

    Instructor: Instructor: Henry Hughes, Director of Education, Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, September  24 | 8:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens...more

    Boulevard Blast 5K in Historic Norwood

    Presented by Norwood Resource Center

    September 24, 2016

    Boulevard Blast 5k in Historic Norwood  - 3rd Annual Race

    The Boulevard Blast 5K is held in the Historic Norwood Neighborhood in the Northside Birmingham Community,...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Oak Mountain State Park on a Saturday afternoon

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    September 24, 2016

    On a Saturday afternoon during the Love Your State Parks Day Festival Southeastern Outings will lead for your enjoyment a relatively easy, approximately three-mile walk on trails in the woodlands...more

    Love Your State Parks Day Festival with participation by Southeastern Outings

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park

    September 24, 2016

    Join with a great many other people at this most enjoyable event dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of and generating community support for preserving, nurturing and supporting our...more

    Vulcan AfterTunes: Dylan LeBlanc with Duquette Johnston

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

    September 25, 2016

    Enjoy cool tunes, craft brews and sweet views with these up-and-coming artists as well as everyone’s favorite cast iron statue, Vulcan. Chill out in Birmingham’s backyard with your lawn...more

    Lunch & Learn: Transplanting and Caring

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 28, 2016

    Speaker: David Doggett
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Discover the tried and true techniques of planting,...more

    Spring Valley Beach

    Presented by Spring Valley Beach at Spring Valley Beach, Blountsville

    May 28 - September 28, 2016

    Spring Valley Beach Waterpark is a family owned and operated waterpark located in Blountsville, Alabama. The water park is approximately 60 minutes north of Birmingham, Alabama right off of...more

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