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    Footprints in the Rainforest: The Explorers of Amazonia with Niki Sepsas

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 2, 2016

    Footprints in the Rainforest: The Explorers of Amazonia with Niki Sepsas

    Friday, September 2, at 1:00 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Join us as Niki Sepsas takes a look at the intrepid explorers who first entered the giant question mark that was the Amazon region and helped bring its secrets to life.

    ...more


    Seasonal Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 10, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, September 10 | 9-1 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $65|Non-Members $75

    Learn the techniques, tools and skills...more

    Introduction to Botany - The Science of Plants (core)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 10, 2016

    Instructor: Instructor: Tom Diggs PhD, Asst. Professor, University of North Georgia
    Saturday, September 10 | 8:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members...more

    Give Kids the World 5k

    Presented by Give Kids the World Village at Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel, Hoover

    September 10, 2016

    What is Give Kids the World Village?    Give Kids the World Village is a 70-acre non-profit "storybook" resort located near Central Florida's most beloved attractions.  Children...more

    Thyme to Read Book Club

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 13, 2016

    When: September 13
    Title: Food: A Love Story 
    Author: Jim Gaffigan

    6:00 p.m.


    Lunch & Learn: All About Bulbs

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 14, 2016

    Speaker: Amanda Clark
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Easy care and low maintenance? Yes, and they bring...more

    Whiskeys of the World

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 15, 2016

    Instructor: Brooke & Nathan McMinn
    Thursday, September 15 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members: $30 | Non-members: $35

    Back by...more

    The Art of Making Paper from Native Plants (new elective)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 17, 2016

    Instructor: Instructor: Doug Baulos, Asst. Professor of Drawing and Book Arts, UAB
    Saturday, September 17 | 8:30 - 12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $45 |...more

    Protective Life Corporation presents Trucks by the Tracks

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    September 18, 2016

    The 5th annual Trucks by the Tracks food truck festival, presented by the Protective, rolls into town Sunday, September 18, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Thirty food trucks and carts serving up everything...more

    Alabama Orchid Society 32nd Annual Show & Sale

    Presented by Alabama Orchid Society at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 16 - September 18, 2016

    The Alabama Orchid Society 32nd Annual Show & Sale will be taking place on September 16 -18, 2016 in the auditorium of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.  This year the orchid show will be...more

    Ride the Calera & Shelby RR Train

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

    March 12 - September 24, 2016

    Take a trip back in time as you board vintage railroad coaches restored to their former glory! The Calera & Shelby Railroad runs on a portion of the former L&N Alabama Mineral Railroad,...more

    Burningham10 ArtMusicDance Fest

    Presented by Burningham Birmingham at Oak Mountain State Park , Pelham

    September 24, 2016

    Our 10th anniversary DIY arts festival with Fire Dancers at sundown! plus henna, drums, improv, and art. All ages FREE with park admission. Noon until 10:00 pm rain or shine. at REDBUD...more

    7th Annual Head Over Teal Presented by Brookwood Baptist Health

    Presented by Laura Crandall Brown Foundation at Town Hall at The Preserve, Hoover

    September 24, 2016

    The Laura Crandall Brown Foundation (LCBF) is pleased to announce Brookwood Baptist Health as the presenting sponsor of its 7th Annual Head Over Teal 5K/10K & Fall Festival. Head Over Teal is...more

    Plant-Soil Relationships (core)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 24, 2016

    Instructor: Instructor: Henry Hughes, Director of Education, Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, September  24 | 8:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens...more

    Boulevard Blast 5K in Historic Norwood

    Presented by Norwood Resource Center

    September 24, 2016

    Boulevard Blast 5k in Historic Norwood  - 3rd Annual Race

    The Boulevard Blast 5K is held in the Historic Norwood Neighborhood in the Northside Birmingham Community,...more

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

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    September 24, 2016

    On a Saturday afternoon during the Love Your State Parks Day Festival Southeastern Outings will lead for your enjoyment a relatively easy, approximately three-mile walk on trails in the woodlands...more

    Vulcan AfterTunes: Dylan LeBlanc with Duquette Johnston

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

    September 25, 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

    Lunch & Learn: Transplanting and Caring

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 28, 2016

    Speaker: David Doggett
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Discover the tried and true techniques of planting,...more

    Spring Valley Beach

    Presented by Spring Valley Beach at Spring Valley Beach, Blountsville

    May 28 - September 28, 2016

    Spring Valley Beach Waterpark is a family owned and operated waterpark located in Blountsville, Alabama. The water park is approximately 60 minutes north of Birmingham, Alabama right off of...more

    Learn to Play Chess

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

    August 25 - September 29, 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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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, bird of prey show, and complimentary candy. Meet Alabama's native owls up close! Free after paid admission to...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.


    A Southern Christmas Bazaar

    Presented by Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club at Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena, Pelham

    October 29, 2016

    More than 50 merchants from Alabama and surrounding states will participate in this premier shopping event. Shoppers will enjoy a wide variety of unique Christmas themed items. Merchants are...more

    25th Annual Halloween Fairyland

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

    October 29, 2016

    The Tannehill Halloween Festival, a non-scary fun-filled holiday event focused on the campgrounds, annually attracts over 6,000 visitors, most of them children. Begun in 1992, the Halloween event...more

    DeSoto Caverns Haunted Halloween Park

    Presented by DeSoto Caverns at DeSoto Caverns, Childersburg

    October 1 - October 29, 2016

    Our Haunting Attractions - Our Haunted Halloween Park will feature two incredible haunt attractions: "The Labyrinth of Lost Souls" and "The Tomb of the Risen Dead." The Labyrinth...more

    Atrox Factory

    Presented by ATROX FACTORY at Atrox Factory, Leeds

    September 30 - October 31, 2016

    Industrial Strength Horror! Atrox Factory is the largest indoor haunted attraction in the Southeast. 50,000 square feet of mind numbing terror and over 1/4 mile of twisted hallways and shocking...more

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