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    Helena First Friday

    Presented by Helena Business Association at Helena Amphitheater, Helena

    September 4, 2015

    Helena First Friday is a free, family-friendly event held in the historic district of Old Town Helena, Al on the first Friday of almost every month. The unique shops in Old Town stay open late, area food trucks, vendors, and musicians set up booths along the streets.

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    Iron Pour

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

    September 6, 2015

    Alabama Art Casting is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts and education organization.  We are devoted to educating the public about traditional and modern methods of pattern making, mold making, and...more

    Alabama Splash Adventure

    Presented by Splash Adventure Waterpark at Alabama's Splash Adventure Waterpark, Bessemer

    May 23 - September 7, 2015

    Two parks for one low price. Plus, we have added the Rampage Roller Coaster and free unlimited soft drinks! Free parking, wifi, sunscreen, tubes and now free unlimited soft drinks in 2015. See all...more

    24th Annual Labor Day Celebration and Moon Pie Eatin' Contest

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

    September 7, 2015

    On Labor Day you can participate in Alabama’s largest moon pie eating contest and compete for prize money in both children and adult categories. Across the park, the United Mine Workers hold...more

    Spring Valley Beach

    Presented by Spring Valley Beach at Spring Valley Beach, Blountsville

    May 23 - September 7, 2015

    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

    Alabama Splash Adventure

    Presented by Alabama Splash Adventure

    June 8 - September 7, 2015

    Birmingham, Alabama:  Alabama Splash Adventure is two theme parks that delivers wet and dry attractions with one low price all in one location. Miles of slides, thousands of gallons of water,...more

    Visit the Zoo for Labor Day Weekend!

    Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    September 5 - September 7, 2015

    Come to the Zoo this holiday weekend and take advantage of the Birmingham Zoo’s many activities! Visit the American black bears in the all-new Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail, take a ride...more

    You Build It

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    September 7, 2015

    Calling ALL Builders! Unroll your blue prints! Grab a hammer and nail! And get ready for a constructive day at McWane Science Center as we literally have a “block” party inside the museum....more

    September Nature Programs

    Presented by Oak Mountain State Park at Oak Mountain State Park , Pelham

    September 5 - September 7, 2015

    September 5, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. – The Light Trail Hike – Meet the Naturalist at the entrance to the Light Trail located in the Campground to take a walk and learn about any nature that we come...more

    Glow for a Cure

    Presented by Alzheimer's of Central Alabama at Highland Park Golf Course & Tennis Center, Birmingham

    September 10, 2015

    Alzheimer's of Central Alabama presents the 4th Annual Glow for a Cure Night Golf Tournament! 

    Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015

    Time: 4:30 to 10:00 pm

    Location:...more

    Transporter Triathlon

    Presented by Kid One Transport

    September 12, 2015

    Experience the 5th Annual Transporter Triathlon presented by Montgomery Multisport benefitting Kid One Transport. This event takes place in the beautiful community of The Waters in Pike Road,...more

    Introduction to Plant Taxonomy/Classification

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 12, 2015

    Plant taxonomy is the science of recognizing, classifying and naming plant species. This fascinating field of study gives insights into evolution, natural history and ecology. Participants in this...more

    Photography Class: What’s This Button Do?

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 12, 2015

    This class is designed for those who have just gotten their first digital camera, or for those who have had one for a while but never really felt comfortable shooting in any mode other than full...more

    Read & Romp Birmingham

    Presented by United Way of Central Alabama, Inc. and Alabama Public Television

    September 12, 2015

    Read and Romp-Birmingham is an exciting, innovative FREE family literacy event. Read and Romp-Birmingham is unique in that it is a collaboration of organizations that have early childhood literacy...more

    Iron Pour

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

    September 12, 2015

    Alabama Art Casting is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts and education organization.  We are devoted to educating the public about traditional and modern methods of pattern making, mold making, and...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Lady with a Bouquet (Snowballs)

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

    September 13, 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

    Baking from the Heart: Mini Apple Tartes

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 13, 2015

    Creating something yummy for our tummy is the perfect way to celebrate back-to-school as we make lunchbox treats using garden favorites like apples and cinnamon! As we explore the story of the...more

    Adventure Days at Red Mountain Park

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    September 12 - September 13, 2015

    We would like to express our sincere thanks for your excitement surrounding Red Mountain Park-6,000 of you are visiting each month! To show our MEGA thanks, we will offer a discounted MEGA time on...more

    The World's Greatest Fair - documentary

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    September 14, 2015

    It was the beginning of what Teddy Roosevelt called "the American century". The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair was intended to be the biggest and best World's Fair ever. And it was. This engaging...more

    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...more

    ArtBreak: Remembering Crisis: Artistic Glimpses into a War-Torn Environment

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

    September 15, 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

    Lunch and Learn: Backyard Habits

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 16, 2015

    To create a sanctuary for the birds and the bees, start by adding flowers and trees.


    Lecture: Spiritual Moderns: Twentieth-Century American Artists and Issues of Religion

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

    September 16, 2015

    Co-sponsored by the Friends of American Art, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Birmingham-Southern College

    Erika Doss is professor of American Studies at the University of Notre...more

    Baking from the Heart: Mini Apple Tartes

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 17, 2015

    Creating something yummy for our tummy is the perfect way to celebrate back-to-school as we make lunchbox treats using garden favorites like apples and cinnamon! As we explore the story of the...more

    Sushi with Kelly Viall

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 18, 2015

    Join veteran chef Kelly Viall for a night of fun and sushi! This 2 hour, hands-on beginner class will teach you all of the basics of sushi making, from rice to sauces, shopping, serving raw fish...more

    Junior Master Gardener

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 19, 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

    Bart’s Books: Sori’s Harvest Moon Day

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

    September 19, 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

    Native Grasses and Grass-like Plants

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 19, 2015

    Native grasses and grass-like plants dominate the earth, yet their identification presents a challenge to beginner and experienced botanists alike. This workshop will introduce participants to the...more

    Slow Art Sunday: David Puxley: Wedgwood’s First Studio Potter

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

    September 20, 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

    Trucks by the Tracks

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    September 20, 2015

    The 4th Annual Trucks by the Tracks local food truck festival will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. This event has been increasingly popular over the years, with...more

    ArtBreak: Finding Identity in Black Like Who?

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

    September 22, 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

    Reggae Night

    Presented by Clarion Hotel

    September 25, 2015

    The kick off party be presented by Clarion and SLS Exprrres Reggae Night!

    Show time: 10PM & 12AM 
    Admission $20


    Breakfast Trolly Tours

    Presented by Alabama Constitution Village

    June 15 - September 26, 2015

    Enjoy a muffin and coffee on a vintage-inspired trolley bus traveling through downtown Huntsville and the Twickenham historic district. Tours depart from Alabama Constitution Village, 109 Gates...more

    Ride the Calera & Shelby RR Train

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

    March 14 - September 26, 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

    Boulevard Blast 5k in Historic Norwood

    Presented by Historic Norwood at Historic Norwood, Birmingham

    September 26, 2015

    Boulevard Blast 5k in Historic Norwood

    2nd annual race

    Saturday, September 26th, 2015

    Historic Norwood- start line near Norwood Elementary School 3136...more

    Alabama’s Ecology

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 26, 2015

    With sixty-four types of terrestrial ecosystems shaped by an unusual climate and rich geological history, Alabama's native plants number nearly 3,000 species. They are an important part of our...more

    Balancing Your body’s pH

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 26, 2015

    Celebrity Personal Chef, Registered Dietitian and Cookbook Author Melissa Petitto will be leading a discussion and cooking demonstration at Birmingham Botanical Gardens on why your body’s...more

    “The Roma – Photographs by Karen Graffeo”

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

    July 16 - September 27, 2015

    Photographer Karen Graffeo has garnered unprecedented access into the everyday lives of the Roma people in Eastern Europe. Through her images, she seeks to give insight and understanding to an...more

    Museum Studio Class: Oil Painting

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

    September 26 - September 27, 2015

    This portrait painting course will focus on the ‘how’ of starting a portrait, through a step-by-step breakdown leading to the likeness of the sitter. Working with a model, Jason Epsey, a...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Bonjour Julie

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

    September 27, 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

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at the Hargis YMCA Camp near Chelsea

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and YMCA of Greater Birmingham-The Downtown Branch

    September 27, 2015

    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’ second hike in...more

    ArtBreak: Meet the Librarian

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

    September 29, 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

    12th Annual Oktoberfest

    Presented by Moody Area Chamber of Commerce at Moody City Park, Moody

    October 3, 2015

    12th Annual Oktoberfest 2015 – Saturday, October 3, 2015 – which will include lots of family fun at Moody City Park including Football Games on the Big Screen TV at Aarons Tailgate Party, Arts...more

    Southeastern Outings dayhike at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

    October 3, 2015

    Join SEO for a moderately strenuous, 3.4 mile hike on the lovely, well-maintained trails in the 1000+-acre Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, one of the largest in-city nature preserves in the...more

    FIESTA presented by McDonald's, A Celebration of Every Taste

    Presented by FIESTA HISPANIC CULTURE at Linn Park, Birmingham

    October 3, 2015

    FIESTA presented by McDonald’s kicks off its 13th year with a Celebration of Every Taste on Saturday, October 3rd from Noon until 10:00 pm at Linn Park in Birmingham, AL. Alabama’s...more

    Antiques at The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 1 - October 4, 2015

    MEET OUR TASTEMAKERS: Antiques at The Gardens will feature Tastemakers who are regionally and nationally known architects, interior designers and landscape designers. Each designer will curate...more

    Growing Native Trees from Seed – Oaks, Hickories and Others – Part I

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 10, 2015

    Where do you get a blackjack oak or shagbark hickory when you really need one; or how about a longleaf pine or a black gum? Using classroom instruction and field observation, this class will...more

    How to Harvest

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 10, 2015

    Learn the method to the madness of wild harvesting medicine and food. We will cover identification, harvesting methods, tools, drying methods, and storage of herbs.

    It’s going to be a...more

    Seasonal Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 10, 2015

    This course will introduce the participant to techniques, tools and skills necessary to capture visually stunning and interesting images through the creation of a seasonal series of...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike on the Limestone Rail Trail in Elkmont, Alabama

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    October 10, 2015

    This trail is located in extreme North Alabama just to the west of I-65 and a few miles south of the Tennessee-Alabama border.  The hike is rated easy.  We will hike a total of 5.3...more

    11th Annual Barber Vintage Festival presented by Triumph Dealers of North America

    Presented by Bruno Event Team at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds

    October 9 - October 11, 2015

    The 11th Annual Barber Vintage Festival presented by Triumph Dealers of North America returns to Barber Motorsports Park on October 9 - 11, 2015! Come on out to the beautiful Barber...more

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