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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


    Autumn at Moss Rock Preserve (field trip)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 1, 2016

    Trip Leaders:
    Patrick Thompson, Arboretum Specialist, The Davis Arboretum at Auburn University
    John Manion, Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator, Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday,...more

    Bark in the Park

    Presented by Shelby Humane Society

    October 1, 2016

    You don't want to miss Bark in the Park!  Hosted by Alabaster Parks & Recreation and organized by The Best Friends of Shelby Humane, Bark in the Park is the family-friendly and...more

    Southeastern Outings dayhike at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Birmingham

    October 1, 2016

    Join Southeastern Outings for a moderate 4-mile hike on the lovely, well-maintained trails in the 1000+-acre Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, one of the largest in-city nature preserves in...more

    Alabama Butterbean Festival

    Presented by The City of Pinson at City of Pinson, Pinson

    September 30 - October 1, 2016

    Back for its 11th year is the Alabama Butterbean Festival Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1. One of the largest in the southeast, the Festival brings families from around the state...more

    Harvest Flower Crown Workshop

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 1, 2016

    Instructor: Meagan Winningham of Alabama Eden
    Saturday, October 1|10-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    $25 general admission

    There's no better way to...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at the Hargis YMCA Camp near Chelsea

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and YMCA of Greater Birmingham-The Downtown Branch

    October 2, 2016

    Come with us on an easy 4-mile hike on trails in Shelby County at the beautiful Hargis YMCA Retreat, off Highway 280 near Chelsea.

    This walk will be Southeastern Outings’ fourth hike in...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at the Hargis YMCA Camp near Chelsea

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and YMCA of Greater Birmingham-The Downtown Branch

    October 2, 2016

    Come with us on an easy 4-mile hike on trails in Shelby County at the beautiful Hargis YMCA Retreat, off Highway 280 near Chelsea.

             ...more

    Whispers from the Past - A Native American Experience

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    October 2, 2016

    This will be a great time to bring the family and enjoy a day discovering the culture and contributions of Native Alabamians. See Native American life take shape...more

    Thyme to Read Book Club

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 4, 2016

    When: October 74
    Title: My Southern Journey
    Author: Rick Bragg

    6:00 p.m.


    Taste of Hoover

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    October 6, 2016

    Taste of Hoover celebrates the variety of culinary styles found throughout the city. Enjoy an autumn evening with us strolling through the Gardens and sampling delicious dishes from some of...more

    The Road Home Tour

    Presented by Global Promotions

    October 6, 2016

    The Road Home Tour featuring Grammy award winning artist Jason Crabb and Grammy nominated Point of Grace will make an appearance at Metro Church of God, 2800 Metropolitan Way, Birmingham, Alabama...more

    Hilltop Band Day

    Presented by Birmingham-Southern College Band at Krulak Stadium - Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham

    October 8, 2016

    High school students, band directors, Birmingham-Southern musicians, alumni and faculty are all invited to experience a day with the Birmingham-Souther Panther Pride Marching Band at the annual...more

    Paws for the Cause 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run/ Dog Walk

    Presented by Shelby Humane Society at Veterans Park - Hoover, Hoover

    October 8, 2016

    Shelby Humane Society is the only open-admission animal shelter in Shelby County.  We care for over 5,000 lost, homeless & unwanted pets each year.  We rely on fundraisers such as...more

    Second Saturday at Sloss Walk and Talk--Roses-Their History and Uses

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

    October 8, 2016

    Our final "Walk and Talk" of the season is all about Roses!

    Roses have a long and colorful history, which has captivated our hearts and minds for ages. The...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Bucks Pocket State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    October 8, 2016

    In the morning we’ll first drive to visit High Falls.  This is a spectacular, large volume waterfall.  We’ll then have lunch at High Falls Park.  Then we’ll drive a short...more

    Antiques at The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 6 - October 9, 2016

    2016 Public Show Hours

    Thursday, October 6, 11-4 p.m.
    Friday, October 7, 10-7 p.m.
    Saturday, October 8, 10-5 p.m.
    Sunday, October 9, 11-4 p.m.

    General...more

    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

    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council and Magic City Smooth Jazz

    October 9, 2016

    Join us at the Alabaster Municipal Complex Green October 9th for a free eveneing of jazz! Headliners for this event are Greg Manning and KAYO Band, featuring Kelley O'Neal. Gates open at 4pm with...more

    Jazz in the Park

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council and Magic City Smooth Jazz

    October 9, 2016

    Join us at the Alabaster Municipal Complex Green October 9th for a free eveneing of jazz! Headliners for this event are Greg Manning and KAYO Band, featuring Kelley O'Neal. Gates open at 4pm with...more

    Vulcan AfterTunes: Big Sam's Funky Nation with Tragic City.

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

    October 9, 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

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Oak Mountain State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park

    October 9, 2016

    Enjoy a moderate 4 mile walk in the woodlands near Birmingham on a Sunday afternoon.  This is an excellent outing for introducing your friends to Southeastern Outings and for making new...more

    Lunch & Learn: Ask the Experts!

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 12, 2016

    Speaker: TBD
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Bring your garden related questions and ask the panel. Trees,...more

    American Girl Girls Just Like Me: Monarch Butterfly Journey with Lanie

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 13, 2016

    For children age 5 and above
    Instructor: Robin Geurs
    Thursday, October 13 | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    $20 Members | $25...more

    World Reach / R.J. Mechanical 20th Benefit Golf Tournament

    Presented by World Reach, Inc. at Bentbrook Golf Club, Birmingham

    October 13, 2016

    After an 8-year hiatus, World Reach, Inc.’s golf tournament, co-sponsored by R.J. Mechanical is back! On Thursday, October 13, 2016, dust off your golf clubs, grab 3 of your friends and join us...more

    Barktoberfest 2016

    Presented by Two by Two Animal Rescue

    October 15, 2016

    Two by Two Animal Rescue's Barktoberfest 2016!  Saturday October 15th from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Helena Amphitheatre. Free event for all ages, including dogs on leash.  Two by Two...more

    National Eating Disorders Awareness Walk

    Presented by National Eating Disorders Association at Avondale Park--Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, Birmingham

    October 15, 2016

    2nd Annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Walk

    NEDA Walks are educating affected individuals and their families, while raising vital funds in the fight against eating disorders. Help...more

    Glorious Containers

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 15, 2016

    Instructor: Gloria Clemmensen, Designer & Gardener
    Saturday, October 15 | 9:00 am - Noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $15 | Non-Members $20

    Think...more

    The Science and Art of Green Roofs (new elective)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 14 - October 15, 2016

    Instructors:Ed Snodgrass, Proprietor, Emory Knoll Farms, Inc., Maryland
    Julie Price, Ph.D., Sustainability Coordinator, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Friday, October 14|8:30-4:30...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike on the Chief Ladiga Trail

    Presented by Southeastern Outings at Applebee's Trussville, Trussville

    October 15, 2016

    Join friendly folks on an easy seven-mile dayhike and picnic on the Chief Ladiga Trail east of Piedmont, Alabama.  Walk on Alabama’s first extended rails-to-trails conversion route on an...more

    Southeastern Outings 27-mile bicycle ride on the Chief Ladiga Trail

    Presented by Southeastern Outings at Applebee's Trussville, Trussville

    October 15, 2016

    Join friendly folks for a 27-mile bicycle ride on the Chief Ladiga Trail in the Piedmont, Alabama area. Ride on Alabama’s first extended rails-to-trails conversion route on an old railroad right...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

    Parrots in the Park

    Presented by Alabama Parrot Rescue at Homewood Patriot Park , Homewood

    April 17 - October 16, 2016

    Parrots in the Park is a chance for you and your parrot to spend some quality time in the fresh air with other parrot enthusiasts. It’s a great opportunity to meet other folks that share a love...more

    Sparks of Insanity

    Presented by Alabamacarshows.net at Alabama's Splash Adventure Waterpark, Bessemer

    October 14 - October 16, 2016

    The 4th annual Sparks of Insanity Car, Truck, and Bike Show is held at Alabama Splash Adventures on October 14 - 16. It is a full weekend filled with activities for car and truck clubs, children,...more

    American Girl Girls Just Like Me: Monarch Butterfly Journey with Lanie

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 16, 2016

    For children age 5 and above
    Instructor: Robin Geurs
    Sunday, October 16 | 2-4 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    $20 Members | $25 Non-Members

    Inspired by...more

    National Parks Adventure - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 20 - October 20, 2016

    A trio of adventurers’ quest to experience America’s wildest, most historic and most naturally beautiful places becomes the ultimate off-trail adventure in MacGillivray Freeman Films’...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

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Sleepover

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    October 21 - October 22, 2016

    Calling all muggles: Grab your sleeping bag and cross Platform 9 ¾ to McWane’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Enjoy a fish and chips dinner in the Great Hall before heading to class to...more

    Fall Plant Sale

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 22 - October 23, 2016

    Saturday 9-5 p.m.

    Sunday 11-3 p.m.


    Vulcan AfterTunes: Amanda Shires with Jesse Payne

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

    October 23, 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 chairs...more

    Wild & Scenic Film Festival

    Presented by Alabama Rivers Alliance and Alabama Environmental Council at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    October 23, 2016

    FILMS * CONVERSATION * FOOD & DRINKS * DOOR PRIZES & MORE! 

    The Alabama Rivers Alliance and ...more

    Southeastern Outings dayhike at the Moss Rock Preserve

    Presented by Southeastern Outings at Moss Rock Preserve, Hoover

    October 23, 2016

    Explore the wilder side of Hoover on a moderate 2 to 4 mile hike with some climbing up and walking down fairly steep hills on Shades Mountain.  We’ll experience the preserve’s diverse...more

    Zombie Hunt

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 24, 2016

    Zombie Hunt!

    Monday, October 24, at 6:00 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Think you can survive a zombie attack? Test your survival skills as the...more

    Vecchia Pizzeria and Mercato

    Presented by Vecchia Pizzeria and Mercato at Moss Rock Preserve, Hoover

    October 20, 2015 - October 25, 2016

    Join us at Vecchia Pizzeria and Mercato on Tuesday Nights for Kids Eat FREE!!!!  You can relax inside and gather around our farmhouse tables while watching our chefs prepare your authentic...more

    Learn to Play Chess

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at West End Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    August 16 - October 25, 2016

    Chess teaches a higher level of thinking skills such as the ability to visualize, analyze, and think critically. Bring a friend and make a new friend and have fun learning the game of chess....more

    Lunch & Learn: They're So Wicked

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 26, 2016

    Speaker: Verna Gates
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Discover what plants are harmful or toxic, how to control...more

    iTween: Return of the Zombies

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 26, 2016

    iTween: Return of the Zombies                        ...more

    Southeastern Outings Weekday Hike in Tannehill State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park at McDonald's across from the Galleria, Hoover

    October 27, 2016

    Come with SOutheastern Outings on our weekday hike.  Enjoy an easy 3 or so-mile hike on trails in an especially lovely Alabama State Park which Southeastern Outings has never visited...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

    Alabama Wildlife Center's Owl-O-Ween

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center , Pelham

    October 29, 2016

    Owl-O-Ween features children’s activities, games, storytime, owl prowl, live bird of prey shows, and complimentary candy. Meet Alabama's native owls up close, see the world's largest owl...more

    Dirt Dash 5K Fun Run and Family Walk

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 29, 2016

    Race Day registration begins at 6:30 a.m., Race begins at 8:00 a.m.


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