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    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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

    July 27, 2008 - 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


    Jerusalem - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 23 - November 26, 2014

    The Promised Land for the Jews, the Holy Land to Christians, and the Land of the Prophets to the Muslim world.

    Explore for the first time in IMAX this crossroads of civilization and faith....more

    Annual City of Birmingham Christmas Tree Lighting

    Presented by City of Birmingham Park and Recreation Board at Linn Park, Birmingham

    December 2, 2014

    Enjoy festive family-fun at the annual City of Birmingham Christmas Tree Lighting. The bright lights, holiday music and visit from Santa will lift every spirit.


    Learn-Lead (L2) Birmingham Metro

    Presented by C. M. Joseph & Associates

    December 3, 2014

    Learn-Lead is a convenient half-day format web simulcast, that minimizes time and travel costs by bringing the conference experience right to the Birmingham Metro area. Featured speakers include:...more

    Co-Ed Volleyball at the YMCA

    Presented by YMCA of Greater Birmingham-The Downtown Branch

    October 14 - December 4, 2014

    Ready...Set...Spike!  Co-Ed Volleyball is coming back to the Downtown YMCA.  Are you in?

    Twelve-team maximum.  Game scheduling subject to change according to number of...more

    Art & Conversation

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

    December 4, 2014

    This program is for people who want to learn more about art in an informative and interactive setting. These programs, with the exception of June, are held on the first Thursday of...more

    First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

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

    December 4, 2014

    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

    2014 Annual Meeting and Open House

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Birmingham

    December 5, 2014

    You are cordially invited to the Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve 2014 Annual Meeting and Open House on December 5th at 6:00 p.m. We are excited to share our progress and vision for our mountain....more

    Ornament Decorating

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Birmingham

    December 6, 2014

    Join us at the Tree House any time between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm to make an ornament using a variety of natural materials.


    Tannehill Christmas Candlelight Tour

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

    December 5 - December 6, 2014

    The Christmas Candlelight Tour offers a holiday presentation of historical events based during the Civil War Era.

    Tannehill Park is a day use park open 365 days a year. Park usage is...more

    Understanding Botanical Names

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 6, 2014

    Many people avoid using botanical names for a variety of reasons. Because these names are in a foreign language, they can be intimidating and overwhelming, hence they are often avoided. Learn how...more

    Birmingham’s Fourth Annual Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market)

    Presented by FDSK German Culture Club

    December 6, 2014

    Now accepting applications for musical talents and FDSK membership. FDSK presents proudly presents Birmingham’s Fourth Annual Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market). German food & beer,...more

    American Girl - Girls Just Like Me: Festival of Trees

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 7, 2014

     Celebrate the beauty of the season in The Gardens with American Girl fun! Enjoy crafting with fragrant plant material such as evergreen and cinnamon, a short hike, holiday story, and...more

    Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

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

    December 7, 2014

    Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal brunch menu in the beauty and comfort of the Museum with your family and friends. Space is limited. To make reservations, call...more

    Winter Scavenger Hunt

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Birmingham

    December 7, 2014

    Enjoy a walk through the forest and search for answers to the clues from Ruffner’s Winter Scavenger Hunt. Once you have found all the answers, return your paper to the front desk and claim...more

    Southeastern Outings dayhike on the Montevallo Parks Trail in Montevallo, Alabama

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    December 10, 2014

    Come with Southestern Outings on our second, newly established weekday hike. 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...more

    Introduction to Botany

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 13, 2014

    This class will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of botany, including plant tissues, anatomy of the major vegetative and reproductive structures of the plant body, global plant...more

    Polar Express and Touch a Transport

    Presented by Kid One Transport and Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    December 13, 2014

    10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Movie Showings This movie will begin with a sing-along with the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Each child will receive a conductor’s hat, goodies from the Candy Bar and a...more

    Photography Class: Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 6 - December 13, 2014

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

    Alabama Wildlife Center's Holiday Craft and Bake Sale

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center

    December 13, 2014

    Holiday-themed crafts and ornaments, handmade jewelry, quilts & throws, unique gifts with a natural theme, bird houses & feeders, homemade jams, jellies, preserves, candies, baked goods,...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in DeSoto State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    December 13, 2014

    Moderately easy hike in DeSoto State Park. We will hike along the beautiful West Fork of Little River. We’ll also hike various other trails in the park and...more

    Kitschy Christmas

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 14, 2014

     In this blast from the past class we will take a stroll down memory lane and revisit the soft tones and cheekiness of the 60's. Create small but interesting vignettes throughout the...more

    Iron & Bronze Casting: Artist Open Studio

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    December 12 - December 14, 2014

    Artist Open Studios are for artists and others who have some experience casting iron. Participants must attend all three days. Bronze will be cast on Saturday only. Participants are limited to a...more

    Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    December 13 - December 14, 2014

    In this workshop you'll learn to move between the fire, hammer, and anvil. Using basic blacksmithing tools, you'll learn the techniques used to manipulate steel. Students can expect to...more

    Cast Iron Sculpture for Beginners

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    December 12 - December 14, 2014

    This workshop is designed for people with no experience in casting but who feel the creative urge to deign and produce their own unique piece of artwork. The class introduces you to the basic...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Oak Mountain State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park

    December 14, 2014

    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...more

    Wednesday Night Studio Night

    Presented by PaperWorkers Local

    June 25 - December 17, 2014

    Every Wednesday night Paperworkers Local will be hosting an Open Studio for making art, discussing art, group projects and generally building community. Occasionally we might even take a field...more

    A Colonial Christmas at the American Village

    Presented by American Village at American Village, Montevallo

    December 9 - December 17, 2014

    Now accepting reservations for our annual Christmas Lunch and Tour.

    Your Luncheon hostess will be First Lady Dolley Madison. She will greet you in Liberty Hall, inspired...more

    Ride the Santa Special

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

    November 29 - December 20, 2014

    Santa rides the train with you and gives a special treat to each child!  Tell him what you would like for Christmas and take photos with Santa! Ride last around 1 hour.


    Bart’s Books: The Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing

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

    December 20, 2014

    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

    A Christmas Festival at St. Francis

    Presented by The Episcopal Church of St. Francis of Assisi

    December 21, 2014

    A Christmas Festival at St. Francis:
    Please join us on Sunday December 21st for a Christmas Festival at The Episcopal Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Indian Springs. The festivities will...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike along Buck Creek in Helena, AL

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    December 21, 2014

    Come explore the wilder side of Helena. Hike with Southeastern Outings on a lovely creekside trail in Helena in Shelby County. We should see some spring wildflowers...more

    Bart’s Art Cart: Collage a Costume

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

    December 6 - December 27, 2014

    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!

    Collage a costume with Bart the Art...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike on the Black Creek Trail in Fultondale

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    December 27, 2014

    Moderately easy four mile dayhike in Fultondale, just north of Birmingham.  Walk on a rails-to-trails conversion route on an old railroad right of way. This smooth trail is wide and level. No...more

    4th Annual Resolution Run

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    December 27, 2014

    Red Mountain Park Rings In the New Year with the 4th Annual Resolution Run: Presented by the Trak Shak, Birmingham Track Club, & the Friends of Red Mountain Park
    Resolve to run (or...more

    Slow Art Sunday

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

    December 7 - December 28, 2014

    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...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Red Mountain Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    December 28, 2014

    Would it excite you to hear that Birmingham has secured a recreational, public park space in excess of 1,100 acres—an area larger than New York's Central...more

    Annual Community Kwanzaa

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

    December 30, 2014

    Join the spirit of family and community with its annual Kwanzaa program. The event kicks off with a hands-on workshop at 5:00 pm in the Abraham L. Woods Community Meeting Room. The community...more

    Family Tour: What’s In A Face?

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

    December 2 - December 30, 2014

    Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit...more

    ArtBreak

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

    December 2 - December 30, 2014

    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!


    So Close to Heaven

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

    October 25 - December 31, 2014

    So Close to Heaven: Sacred Sculpture of Asia from the Collection of June “Jimmy” deH. and Henry H. Weldon includes pieces that date from the fifth to the twentieth centuries and come...more

    Santa vs The Snowman - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 28 - December 31, 2014

    See this heartwarming story of a lonely snowman who at first is swept away by the magical wonders of Santa’s village, only to become jealous of all the attention Santa gets at Christmas....more

    Lights in Palisades Park

    Presented by Palisades Park at Palisades Park, Oneonta

    December 1 - December 31, 2014

    Palisades Park will sparkle each year when thousands of lights will be glowing. The public is invited to drive through to see the Christmas Light extravaganza. Local businesses, churches, clubs,...more

    Artistic Perseverance

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

    October 14 - December 31, 2014

    "Artistic Perseverance" features the work of Steve R. Skipper, internationally known for his college and professional sports themes. This exhibition, which will be displayed in the...more

    Hester Bateman: Setting the Table for Female Enterprise

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

    May 10, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    When the widowed Hester Bateman took over her husband’s silver workshop in 1761, she faced the staggering challenge of running a physically and creatively demanding business at a time when...more

    To the Arctic - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    March 21, 2014 - January 8, 2015

    An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure "To The Arctic" tells the ultimate tale of survival. The film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced...more

    Red Shoe Run

    Presented by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama at Rosewood Hall at SoHo Square, Homewood

    January 10, 2015

    Join us in helping the families who call the Ronald McDonald House "HOME"!

    Run, walk or jog! There is a race for everyone just in time to start off your New Year's...more

    The Magic of Model Trains Exhibit

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 22, 2014 - January 11, 2015

    The holidays are picking up steam at McWane Science Center with the return of the Magic of Model Trains exhibit. Discover trains of every shape and size inside this popular exhibit which features...more

    A Few of My Favorite Things

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    January 11, 2015

    In this class we will create a tablescape that defines who we are using our favorite containers, favorite flowers and the objects we surround ourselves with. Participants are encouraged to bring a...more

    Wonders of the Universe

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

    October 14, 2014 - January 11, 2015

    On Oct. 14, "Wonders of the Universe," 21 paintings by local artist James Dean, Jr., opens in BCRI's Vann Gallery. The artist describes the works: "It is my sincere hope that...more

    Winter Wonderland Holiday Exhibit

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 22, 2014 - January 11, 2015

    Sleigh bells ring...are you listening?  It is the sound of Winter Wonderland at McWane Science Center.  Bring your family to the most magical place around this holiday season. ...more

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