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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 ...more


    Alabama Wineries and Grape Growers Conference

    Presented by Alabama Wineries and Grape Growers Association at Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park, Birmingham

    March 28, 2015

    The Alabama Wineries and Grape Growers Association invites both professional and amateur wine makers and fruit growers to its 2015 Annual Spring Conference.

    Come enjoy the fellowship...more

    Bark For Life / Dog Costume Contest

    Presented by American Cancer Society at UAB Mini Park, Birmingham

    March 28, 2015

    The American Cancer Society and Nucor Steel Birmingham are partnering with Greater Birmingham Human Society, Hand in Paw, and Peace Love and Dog Paws on March 28th 10:00 - 1:00 pm at UAB mini...more

    ART PAPERS LIVE: Derrick Adams' “The Entertainer”

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

    March 28, 2015

    ART PAPERS LIVE + the Birmingham Museum of Art are pleased to present 

    Derrick Adams' "The Entertainer," a live performance with STATIC | DISTORTION | INTERFERENCE a...more

    Southeastern Outings Sunday Afternoon Dayhike on the Montevallo Parks Trail in Montevallo, Alabama

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    March 29, 2015

    Enjoy an easy 3 or so mile hike on a trail in Montevallo. The main trail is probably less than a mile one way and goes through parks, by two picturesque, flowing streams, and around a beautiful...more

    Volunteer Vacation at Red Mountain Park

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    March 30 - April 3, 2015

    Beginning March 30th and running through April 3rd Red Mountain Park is hosting Volunteer Vacation! This year’s Volunteer Vacation is going to be a little different in that we are offering...more

    Art on R Mountain

    Presented by East Lake Arts District at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Birmingham

    April 4, 2015

    The 2015 Art on R Mountain is coming April 4th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Ruffner Mountain Nature Center lot. This will be the 5th anniversary of this unique art show and we are...more

    Trussville Spring Carnival

    Presented by Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce at Magnolia Park, Trussville

    March 26 - April 4, 2015

    The annual Spring Carnival will take place in Magnolia Park Thursday, March 26 through Saturday, April 4.  We hope you and your family will join us for this much-loved, family...more

    Red Mountain Park Welcomes Spring Breakers with Special Offer

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    March 13 - April 5, 2015

    Beginning Friday, March 13th and running through Sunday, April 5th, Park guests can receive $10 off any of the Park’s four Adventure Area activities—the Red Ore Zip Tour, Hugh Kaul...more

    Small Space Solutions for Vegetables

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    April 8, 2015

    Gardening in small spaces can be surprisingly simple and rewarding. With a little planning and the proper tools, even the smallest spaces can be used to grow delicious and nutritious vegetables at...more

    26th Annual Brent Newman Memorial Egg Drop Competition

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

    April 10, 2015

    As many as 600 area students will design apparatuses that will protect a raw egg from breaking when dropped from the top of Vulcan's 189 foot pedestal. The objective is to...more

    TEMPO - A Family Fun Festival

    Presented by Childcare Resources

    April 11, 2015

    Childcare Resources’ mission, to make quality child care happen, is taking on a new twist with the 3rd Annual TEMPO - A Family Fun Festival.

    The free public event, planned to offer...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

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

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    April 12, 2015

    Enjoy a moderately strenuous, 5-mile hike from the north trailhead all the way up to the top of Oak Mountain to the King’s Chair rock formation overlook on a Sunday afternoon.  The view...more

    Spring-flowering Native Plants

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    April 14, 2015

    One of the most exciting annual events in the southeast is the flowering of our native spring wildflowers, many of them ephemeral. This class will examine what makes a plant an ephemeral and some...more

    Village Creek Canyon (field trip)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    April 15, 2015

    Village Creek Canyon, a little-known Freshwater Land Trust property to the west of Birmingham, is distinctive in several ways, not least of which is being the southernmost population of Tsuga...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at the Hargis YMCA Camp near Chelsea on a Wednesday morning

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park

    April 15, 2015

    Come with us on our fourth, newly established weekday hike.  Enjoy an easy 4-mile hike on trails in Shelby County at the beautiful Hargis YMCA Retreat, off Highway 280 near...more

    Spring Identification of Native Woody Plants (elective)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    April 18, 2015

    Using The Gardens' extensive living collections as a hands-on resource, we will focus on attributes and identification features of species found naturally or in cultivation in Alabama....more

    Revolution Bike Parade and Festival

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    April 18, 2015

    Revolution is a Bicycle Parade and Festival that celebrates the Bicycle and the Arts.

    It will take place in Downtown Birmingham on April 18th, 2015 at Railroad Park....more

    Darter Festival

    Presented by Southern Environmental Center and Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    April 18, 2015

    The Darter Festival creates civic pride by celebrating the Watercress, Vermillion, and Rush Darters. Alabama surpasses all eastern states in plant and animal diversity, ranking fifth in the...more

    EVERYDAY HERO 5K AND 1 MIFUN RUN

    Presented by YMCA of Chilton County

    April 18, 2015

    Mark your calendars for the YMCA's Everyday Hero 5k and Fun Run to benefit the Strong Kids Campaign! Bring the whole family and dress as your favorite superhero for a morning full of fun,...more

    4th Annual Faux-Lympics: a field day for grown-ups

    Presented by Gateway at Crestwood Park, Birmingham

    April 18, 2015

    Relive the glory days of your youth on Saturday, April 18 at the 4th Annual Faux-Lympics -- a field day for grown-ups! Support Gateway’s social services while earning top...more

    Summer Herb Smoothies-From the Heart

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    April 19, 2015

    Herbs are gifts of joy given to us by Nature! We'll explore the many herbs of the Herb Terrace and harvest some to be used in making our own delicious, fun, and easy fruit smoothies. A...more

    Day Out With Thomas

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

    April 10 - April 19, 2015

    All little engineers are invited to take a 25-minute train ride with Thomas! The fun-filled family experience includes photos with Sir Topham Hatt, putt-putt golf,  jumpstation, bubble...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

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at the Homewood Forest Preserve

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Freshwater Land Trust

    April 19, 2015

    The City of Homewood owns two forest preserves on Shades Mountain adjacent to the Homewood High School.  Come and spend a relaxing two hours walking with us in the lower preserve.  Rated...more

    Recycled Crafts

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    April 21, 2015

    Celebrate Earth Day by upcycling. Registration begins April 7. Grades 1-3


    The Gracious Art of Flower Arranging

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 31 - April 21, 2015

    Flower arranging can be on of the most rewarding and exciting hobbies you can pursue. Learn the basic steps, principles of design, and enjoy the fun of creating arrangements using greenery and...more

    Five Star Trails: Birmingham

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    April 22, 2015

    Five Star Trails: Birmingham

    Alabama author Thomas Spencer’s book covers the best hiking trails for all fitness levels. Book signing to follow. Free event....more

    Magic City Art Connection

    Presented by Foundation for Art and Cultural Connections at Linn Park, Birmingham

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    The 32nd annual contemporary art festival and award winning Top 20 Southeast Event will transform Linn Park with its blast of fresh artistic talent, sights, sounds and aromas, drawing from a...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

    Southeastern Outings dayhike at the Moss Rock Preserve

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    April 26, 2015

    Explore the wilder side of Hoover on a moderately strenuous 2-4 mile hike with some climbing up and walking down fairly steep hills on Shades Mountain.  We’ll experience the...more

    Red Mountain Park with Executive Director David Dionne

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 30, 2015

    Today, more than a generation removed from the closing of the last ore mine on its slope, Red Mountain is the site of one of the most ambitious, exciting and historically significant new park...more

    Mini Golf

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 1, 2015

    Challenges abound when we turn the library into a mini golf course. Registration begins April 17. Grades 4-6


    Tumor Trooper 5K Run/Walk

    Presented by Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    May 2, 2015

    Tumor Trooper Run/Walk - Birmingham
    Saturday, May 2, 2015

    Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park
    12632 Confederate Parkway
    McCalla, AL 35111

    Please join us for...more

    Mindbender Mansion

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    January 31 - May 3, 2015

    Mister E. and the Mindbender Society invite you to enter the wonderfully puzzling world of Mindbender Mansion, an eclectic place full of puzzles, brainteasers, and interactive challenges...more

    Beginning Zentangle

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 8, 2015

    Zentangle® is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is fun, relaxing, and anyone can use it to create beautiful pieces of art! It is enjoyed by a...more

    The Nature of Pale: Science Meets Art

    Presented by Gadsden Museum of Art and Downtown Gadsden, Inc. at Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsden

    April 1 - May 8, 2015

    Looking for a free field-trip venue as the school year winds down?  We have an exciting exhibit coming up that is a combination of art and science and should be of interest to kids of all...more

    Motherwalk 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run

    Presented by Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation at Homewood Central Park, Homewood

    May 9, 2015

    2015 Motherwalk 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

    Saturday, May 9, 2015

    *Same great race, all new place!*

    We’re taking the teal to Homewood Central Park

    For more...more

    Acting Up:

    Presented by South City Theatre at South City Theatre, Columbiana

    March 9 - May 9, 2015

    Registration is now open for SCT's Spring ACTING UP Workshop to be led by Berry Middle School Theatre Teacher Dianne Daniels! Classes begin March 9, with performances on Thursday May 7, Friday...more

    Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 2 - May 9, 2015

    This class is structured to introduce students to basic concepts in photography and digital camera operations including:
    Image Capture - understanding the light, know your camera, develop...more

    Birmingham Rose Show

    Presented by Birmingham Rose Society at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 9 - May 10, 2015

    The Birmingham Rose Society invites you to come see, smell, photograph and enjoy roses Mother's day weekend at the beautiful Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

    It's one of the largest...more

    2015 SOM Art Show

    Presented by Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences at The Edge of Chaos, Birmingham

    March 17 - May 15, 2015

    All UAB School of Medicine Student, Resident & Faculty entries are on display through May 15 in The Edge of Chaos, on the fourth floor of Lister Hill Library, 1700 University...more

    The Sleeping Beauty

    Presented by The Stevan Grebel Center for Dance and Alabama Youth Ballet Guild at Pelham High School, Pelham

    May 16, 2015

    The Sleeping Beauty ballet
    Choreography by Stevan Grebel after Marius Petipa
    Music by Tchaikovsky

    Featuring the Alabama Youth Ballet Company, students of Grebel Dance and a...more

    Downtown Birmingham Grub Crawl

    Presented by Connect in the Kitchen

    May 16, 2015

    Saturday, May 16th 2015

    Shopping & Sampling:  4:00 - 7:00 pm

    Afterglow for Silver Spoon Pass Holders: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

    Downtown Birmingham offers so many exceptional...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

    After Hours @ the Plaza: Game Nite

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 22, 2015

    Put your game face on and team up with your fellow gamers! Join us for a night of board games, video games, snacks, door prizes and more!


    Children's Dance Classes

    Presented by The Stevan Grebel Center for Dance at Stevan Grebel Center for Dance, Pelham

    January 14 - May 23, 2015

    Creative Movement & Pre-Ballet Classes - Specifically designed by Deborah Grebel, for pre-school children to encourage self-expression and creative movement in a playful and nurturing...more

    Flora Photography

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 23, 2015

    This class is designed to teach the student how to capture images of the plants - shrubs, flowers, and trees - specific to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

    The class is organized into...more

    20th Annual Rickwood Classic

    Presented by Birmingham Barons at Rickwood Field, Birmingham

    May 27, 2015

    Since 1996 the Birmingham Barons have traveled back to historic Rickwood Field once a year to celebrate Birmingham's rich baseball past. The home of the Birmingham Barons from 1910-1987,...more

    Enduring Legacy - The Tuskegee Airmen Exhibition

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

    February 12 - May 30, 2015

    Enduring Legacy - The Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit features paintings and drawings by artist, Chris Hopkins. The collection is a visual narrative that records and pays tribute to the African-American...more

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