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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


    American Traditional Archery Pre-Spring Arrow Fling

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

    February 27 - March 1, 2015

    Hosted By American Traditional Archer Along With Compton Traditional Bowhunters.

    Helping to raise money for Camp Jack Wright Boy Scout Camp. All traditional bow set-ups welcome....more

    Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

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

    February 28 - March 1, 2015

    Learn to dance between fire, hammer and anvil using basic blacksmithing tools.


    Creative Welding Class

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

    February 28 - March 1, 2015

    No experience necessary! In this workshop you'll learn to make cool stuff for your home or garden. The instructor will guide you through all the basic processes you need to use a cutting torch...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Red Mountain Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    March 1, 2015

    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 Park? Could you, your friends...more

    Quietly Making a Loud Noise

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 23 - March 6, 2015

    Space One Eleven presents:
    Quietly Making a Loud Noise
    A Space One Eleven Retroperspective
    1986-2014

    Quietly Making a Loud Noise displays works shown at Space One Eleven...more

    Holi: Indian Culture Festival

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

    March 7, 2015

    Did you know that one of the biggest Hindu holidays—Holi—is celebrated in March? Take an adventure through the Museum’s Southeast Asian and Indian galleries for one of...more

    Introduction to the Study of Native Plants

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 7, 2015

    This full-day introduction to the study of native plants will begin in the classroom and later move outside into The Gardens and greenhouses, where we will correlate much of what we have learned....more

    Chili Cook-Off

    Presented by The Exceptional Foundation at Colonial Brookwood Village, Birmingham

    March 7, 2015

    The 11th annual Chili Cook-Off benefitting The Exceptional Foundation will be held in the Brookwood Village parking lot from 10:30 to 3:00 on Saturday March 7th.  This is a fun, quirky,...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike along the Locust Fork River

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    March 7, 2015

    A moderate 3-mile dayhike and picnic along the lovely Locust Fork River in Blount County near Cleveland, Alabama. We’ll view and drive through the genuine and newly-restored wooden covered...more

    Marty's Mondo Mining Hike: Part II

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

    March 7, 2015

    Join Ruffner's mountain man, Marty Schulman, on an epic hike through history. This is PART II of a three (3) part hiking series.

    Part I of the series will begin at the...more

    Civil War Living History

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

    March 7, 2015

    The Civil War era will come alive for a day on Saturday March 7 at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. From 9:00 am until 2:00 pm see demonstrations of Civil War infantry, cavalry, solider...more

    Auditions for Staged Reading of Aglaonike's Tiger by Claudia Barnett

    Presented by Carver Theatre at Carver Theatre, Birmingham

    March 7, 2015

    Staged Reading of "Aglaonike's Tiger" by Claudia Barnett. 
    Produced by The Carver Theatre and Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame
    Directed by Bree Windham

    Synopsis:...more

    Tangles Inspired by the Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 7 - March 8, 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

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Oak Mountain State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park

    March 8, 2015

    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

    TCI and the Company Town

    Presented by Iron and Steel Museum of Alabama at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    March 22, 2014 - March 12, 2015

    TCI and the Company Town explores the daily lives of Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company workers living in company towns in the Birmingham District. It features artifacts from various TCI...more

    Welcome to Whoville

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 14, 2015

    Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with your favorite characters. All ages.


    Herbs: From the Ground to Medicine Cabinet -Part II

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 14, 2015

    “Learn how to treat common household ailments using southern herbs”

    Part two of this series, will cover the making of herbal formulas. Students will learn about herb pairing as...more

    Marty's Mondo Mining Hike: Part III

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

    March 14, 2015

    Join Ruffner's mountain man, Marty Schulman, on an epic hike through history. This is PART III of a three (3) part hiking series.

    Part I of the series will begin at...more

    31st Annual St. Patrick's Celebration in 5 Points South

    Presented by REV Birmingham at Five Points South, Birmingham

    March 14 - March 17, 2015

    REV Birmingham (REV) and the Five Points South Merchants Group are proud to present The Five Points South St. Patrick’s Celebration, a two-day St. Patrick’s Day festival featuring a...more

    Island of Lemurs: Madagascar - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    April 4, 2014 - March 19, 2015

    Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby, Dolphin Tale) narrates the IMAX documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, the incredible true story of nature’s greatest...more

    Junior Master Gardener

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 21, 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

    Southeastern Outings Four-Mile Evening Walk in Helena, AL

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    March 21, 2015

    Join friendly folks on an easy four-mile evening walk on the Hillsboro Trail in Helena, Alabama. This smooth trail is wide, paved and with only a few short hills. On this particular walk you will...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike on the Patton Track Trail along the Cahaba River and Patton Creek

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park

    March 22, 2015

    Enjoy an easy Sunday afternoon walk through the woods alongside the Cahaba River and Patton Creek right in Jefferson County. This will be a second time hike for Southeastern Outings. The...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

    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

    Spring-flowering Native Plants

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    April 4, 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

    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

    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 families...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

    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

    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

    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

    Tails in the Trails

    Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    April 24, 2015

    Don’t miss this evening full of entertainment and help us celebrate our 60th Anniversary in the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo! Adults 21 and up are...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

    Jazzanooga Music Festival

    Presented by Jazzanooga

    April 18 - April 26, 2015

    The Jazzanooga Music Festival is a nonprofit festival and music education event during the month of April (Jazz Appreciation Month). The events feature local, regional artists and musicians and...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

    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


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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