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    Alabama Wildlife Center Baby Bird Season

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center , Pelham

    April 15 - September 15, 2015

    AWC’s mission is to provide medical and rehabilitative care for Alabama’s injured and orphaned native birds in order to permit their return to the wild and to educate people of all ages in order to heighten awareness and appreciation of Alabama’s precious wildlife resources.  Every day, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm visitors can observe the care of Alabama native wild bird patients in the ...more


    Lunch and Learn: Luscious Lawns

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 27, 2015

    Growing and maintaining healthy lawns takes less effort than you might think.


    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

    Bibb County Glades & Cahaba Lilies (fieldtrip)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 27, 2015

    By popular demand, we will again lead this annual foray to one of our favorite locations in the state. Bibb County Glades, known well among in the world of botanists, is called "the botanical...more

    YPBirmingham May Social

    Presented by YPBirmingham at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    May 28, 2015

    Summer is just around the corner and YPBirminghams ready to kick it off with our May Social! Instead of our standard social, we have partnered with the Junior Patrons of the Birmingham Museum of...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

    Free Workout in Avondale Park

    Presented by FormerFatBoy90 at Avondale Park--Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, Birmingham

    May 9 - May 30, 2015

    I lead a casual get-together of people in a weekly outdoor workout. At the end of the group, I give out samples of a weight-loss product I sell called Visalus. There's no obligation to buy:...more

    Take Your Kid Fishin'

    Presented by New Heights Christian Church

    May 30, 2015

    Free fishing for children 15 and younger at Big Springs Park, in Springville. The pond will be well stocked. We will have free hot dogs, door prizes throughout the day, as well as clown that make...more

    6th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival

    Presented by Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival

    May 30, 2015

    Bessemer, Alabama  Barbecue and blues are a great combination so start planning for the 6th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival set for Saturday, May 30th. The event will...more

    Alabama Wildlife Center Baby Bird Shower

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center , Pelham

    May 30, 2015

    You are cordially invited to attend a Baby Bird Shower: Bring a gift (see Baby Bird Wish List), guided tour of baby bird nursery & aviaries, fun...more

    Paddle at the Rock Paddleboard Race

    Presented by The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs

    May 30, 2015

    This is the 3rd annual Paddle at the Rock Sponsored by Inline Lighting hosted by Smith Lake Paddle Boards. This years race is at the new location at Smith Lake Park. The 7 mile Long Course and 3...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Hungry Man’s Cross

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

    May 31, 2015

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    You and I

    Presented by Peer Society at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    May 31, 2015

    Join us for live artist demonstrations, snacks, and a panel discussion that will address the topic of bullying. Open to all,...more

    ArtBreak: Chatsworth House

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

    June 2, 2015

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s ArtBreak is...more

    10,000 Scoop Challenge

    Presented by Denali Flavors at Linn Park, Birmingham

    June 2, 2015

    Enjoy FREE Ice Cream to Help Generate $10,000 for The Salvation Army of Birmingham.

    Denali Flavors, developers of the legendary Moose Tracks flavor of ice cream, has partnered with...more

    Rail Safety Day

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

    June 4, 2015

    Free Train Rides & fun family activities!

    Alabama Operation LifeSaver, the Alabama Department of Transportation, and the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum co-sponsor Rail Safety Day at...more

    First Thursday: After Hours at the Museum

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

    June 4, 2015

    Your Night at the Museum!

    The Birmingham Museum of Art is pleased to present an after-hours experience on the first Thursday of each month. Wander the galleries, sip cocktails in the...more

    Public Lecture by artist Willie Cole

    at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham

    June 5, 2015

    Willie Cole, among the most noted American artists of his generation, is recognized for his potent and poetic sculptures, compositions, and installations.

    Transforming everyday...more

    Tangles Inspired by the Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 6, 2015

    In this weekend workshop we will learn to use Tombow brush markers with water to create watercolor a large watercolor drawing of Zentangle® patterns that are inspired by the gardens. On...more

    18th Annual Family Fishing Rodeo

    Presented by City of Birmingham Park and Recreation Board at East Lake Park, Birmingham

    June 6, 2015

    Enjoy angling, activity booths, information on local organizations, contests, giveaways, entertainment, and more!

    Presented by City of Birmingham Park and Recreation...more

    Southeastern Outings Attendance at FREE Alabama Symphony Orchestra Concert in Railroad Park

    Presented by Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    June 6, 2015

    Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, the ASO is excited to play a free series of concerts in Birmingham's Railroad Park! Enjoy music under the stars with the Alabama Symphony...more

    Alabama Symphony Orchestra: Symphony in the Summer

    Presented by Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    June 5 - June 7, 2015

    Kick off the summer in musical style with three days of FREE concerts. Bring out your lawn chairs and blankets to be serenaded under the stars with the beautiful music of your Alabama Symphony...more

    Vulcan's 111th Birthday Bash

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

    June 7, 2015

    Make plans to attend the BIGGEST Birthday Bash in Birmingham! Vulcan may be the world’s largest cast iron statue, but he still needs help blowing out his birthday candles! Join us as we host...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Pig Lounging on a Chaise

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

    June 7, 2015

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    42nd Annual Tannehill Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show

    Presented by Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    June 6 - June 7, 2015

    The first weekend in June is the traditional meeting time for our annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show. This outdoor show is known throughout the Southeast as both a fun and a friendly show. The...more

    ArtBreak: Islam: Seeing God in Text, and Text in Trade on the Silk Road

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

    June 9, 2015

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s ArtBreak is...more

    "I Had No Idea" Tour of Shepura Men's Center

    Presented by Jimmie Hale Mission

    June 10, 2015

    We love sharing with you! We welcome you to learn more about our ministries and how you can get nvolved by taking a tour or inviting us to give a presentation at your next event.


    Lunch and Learn: Drink Your Garden

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 10, 2015

    Savor the fruits of your labor. Use botanicals to enhance flavor and add depth to create the perfect cocktail.


    Up Close & Personal: Macrophotography

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 6 - June 13, 2015

    This course will focus on all aspects of capturing, processing and displaying macro-photographic (extreme close-up) images using the plants, features and environment of Birmingham Botanical...more

    Smith Lake Poker Run

    Presented by Birmingham AIDS Outreach

    June 12 - June 13, 2015

    Smith Lake Poker Run is an annual fundraiser for Birmingham AIDS Outreach.  Guests attend the registration party on Friday evening and enjoy water, sun, and fun all day on Saturday. ...more

    Alabama EDSers 2nd Annual Watermelon Festival

    Presented by Alabama EDSers at Homewood Central Park, Homewood

    June 13, 2015

    Our nonprofit is based out of Alabaster, AL. We strive to raise community awareness about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), support individuals with EDS, and help fund research on EDS. We have a...more

    Comic Book Wearables

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    June 16, 2015

    Make a wallet, headband and bowtie with comic themes.  Registration begins June 2.  Grades 7-12


    ArtBreak: Judith? By Whom? Decoding an Early Modern Painting

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

    June 16, 2015

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s ArtBreak is...more

    Birmingham Zoo: Nature's Heroes

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 18, 2015

    If you love animals you will be delighted to learn about their SUPERHERO qualities!


    Bear Cub Adventures Summer Camp (rising 4k – 1st)

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

    June 15 - June 19, 2015

    This week will allow our little campers to enjoy the great outdoors while they learn about animal encounters and adaptations. Activities will include animal crafts and and “going on a bear...more

    Father's Day Limited

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

    June 20, 2015

    Treat Dad to a train ride through the forests of Shelby County!  See railroad artifacts, memorabilia, and books in restored depots, and visit the Railroad Signal Yard.  

    Dad...more

    Bright House Networks business solutions 1 Mile Challenge

    Presented by YMCA of Greater Birmingham-The Downtown Branch

    June 20, 2015

    This is not a fun run...but runners throughout the area will compete for the fastest mile in Birmingham.  Do you have what it takes?  A cash prize will be awarded to the fastest male and...more

    Soul Night At the Park

    at Avondale Park--Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, Birmingham

    June 20, 2015

    Soul Night at the Park Starring Miki Howard, Michel'le of R&B Divas of LA, Funk Factory Five, Birminghams own Connection Band and Show plus more... All Patrons Require Ticket Rain or...more

    Bart’s Books: Where the Wild Things Are

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

    June 20, 2015

    Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

    This month, Bart has selected...more

    Junior Master Gardener

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 20, 2015

    The Junior Master Gardener program is an international youth gardening program of the university cooperative Extension network. JMG engages children in novel, “hands-on” group and...more

    Water Features of the Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 20, 2015

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a target destination for photographers throughout the southeast, and offers many beautiful and interesting sights for them to capture with their...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Mantelpiece

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

    June 21, 2015

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

    Decoding Black Art: Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College

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

    June 21, 2015

    Join Kelli Morgan for a lecture series on African American art. The series will analyze and illuminate important works of African American art within the Museum’s permanent collection. All...more

    Minute to Win It: Eat It Edition

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    June 23, 2015

    How many donuts can you eat in a minute?  Beat your friends in this competitive food competition.  Registration begins June 16.  Grades 7-12


    Lunch and Learn: Ideas to Actualities

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 24, 2015

    Visually Inspired? Discover how to transform that look to fit your space.


    Flicks Among the Flowers: Ghostbusters

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 24, 2015

    Flicks Among The Flowers returns to Birmingham Botanical Gardens with three dates in 2015: May 13, June 24 and July 15. “Jurassic Park” welcomes the summer on May 13,...more

    Book Heroes to the Rescue

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    June 25, 2015

    Beat boredem with Fly Guy, Lunch Lady, Captain Underpants and more.  Registration begins June 1.  Grades 1-3


    Bart’s Art Cart: Play with Clay

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

    May 23 - June 27, 2015

    This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!

    Play with...more

    Ride the Calera & Shelby RR Train

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

    March 14 - June 27, 2015

    RIDE THE TRAIN! The golden age of railroads and the rich heritage of the people who built and operated them come together at the Heart of Dixie, the official railroad museum for the state of...more

    Jazz in the Park at East Lake Park

    Presented by Magic City Smooth Jazz at East Lake Park, Birmingham

    June 28, 2015

    Free performance sponsored by Magic City Smooth Jazz! Featuring Daniel "Jose" Carr, On Purpose, and Dwight Houston. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of music.

    Get...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Four Wall Panels

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

    June 28, 2015

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow...more

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