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    Camp BREAD Summer Camp

    Presented by Birmingham Regional Empowerment and Development Center

    June 1 - July 31, 2015

    BREAD Center will provide its annual Camp BREAD at it's new location in Pratt Citty starting June 1, 2015! BREAD Center is a 21st Century Community Learning Center.
    Ages: K-8 grade (All Students are welcome)

    Campers will enjoy 11 1/2 hours of fun, enrichment, healthy meals, arts and crafts, science experiments, photography, videography, exercise, dance, music, drama, and field ...more


    Family Tours: Fun in the Sun

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

    August 1, 2015

    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

    Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

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

    August 2, 2015

    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

    Erasistratus the Physician Discovers the Love of Antiochus for Stratonice

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

    August 2, 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

    Sunday LIVE! Hosted by Railroad Park Foundation

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    August 2, 2015

    Sunday LIVE is a free, live event hosted by Railroad Park! Sunday LIVE will feature a live drum circle, hosted by John Scalici of Get Rhythm, live improv comedy with Extemporaneous Theater Company...more

    ETC presents Vulcan's Underpants at Railroad Park

    Presented by Extemporaneous Theatre Company and Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    August 2, 2015

    ETC is proud to be a part of the SUNDAY LIVE festivities at Railroad Park. Come get some fresh air and fresh comedy! Join ETC for our special brand of comedy - made up on the spot with your...more

    ArtBreak: Woman in Green Coat

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

    August 4, 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: What's Bugging You?

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 5, 2015

    The ACES Diagnostic Plant Lab helps identify problems and give cures.


    Art & Conversation: Hale Woodruff: An American Artist

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

    August 6, 2015

    Hale Woodruff: An American Artist

    While focusing on our special exhibition of Hale Woodruff’s Talladega College murals, curator Graham C. Boettcher discusses how the...more

    Plant It, Pick It, Drink it!

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 6, 2015

    Gin Medleys

    Instructor: Clair Lafferty & Brooke McMinn

    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Plant Adventure Zone

    Thursday, August 6, 2015  

    6-8...more

    Family Yoga Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 14 - August 8, 2015

    Enjoy this unique opportunity for healthy fun with the family in the gardens. This energetic class will incorporate individual and partner yoga poses for strength and balance, plus breathing...more

    Kids' Try Me: Friendship Bracelets

    Presented by Joann

    June 27 - August 8, 2015

    Kids will learn during a 1-hour session with an instructor how to create their very own friendship bracelet to give to their best friend. Your child will exude confidence...more

    Kids' Try Me: Smocked Dress

    Presented by Joann

    June 20 - August 8, 2015

    Kids will learn during a 1-hour session with an instructor how to sew their very own smocked dress to wear to the beach. Your child will exude confidence in...more

    Willie Cole: Transformations

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

    June 5 - August 8, 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 objects such as...more

    The Freedom Exhibition: Two Countries/One Struggle

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

    June 5 - August 8, 2015

    The Comparative Civil Rights Photography of Spider Martin and Peter Magubane
    American Segregation and South African Apartheid
    50th Year Commemoration of the 1965 Voting Rights Act...more

    Introduction to Botany

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 8, 2015

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

    Inherited Scars: A Meditation on the Southern Gothic

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

    April 2 - August 9, 2015

    Throughout the spring 2015 semester, University of Alabama at Birmingham students from Photography in the South course have studied photographs made in and about the South. The curriculum...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Builders No. 1

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

    August 9, 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

    Shrek the Musical

    Presented by Virginia Samford Theatre at Virginia Samford Theatre, Birmingham

    July 30 - August 9, 2015

    The VST STARS (Students Take a Role at the Samford) present a tale that takes place in a faraway kingdom turned upside down where things get ugly when an unseemly ogre shows up to...more

    Kids' Sewing 101: Headtime Story

    Presented by Joann

    June 16 - August 10, 2015

    Kids' will learn during a 3-hour session with an instructor how to sew their very own pillow for bedtime and story time. Your child will exude confidence in creating their very own pillow and...more

    Kids' Knitting 101: Kids Can Knit

    Presented by Joann

    July 11 - August 10, 2015

    Kids will learn the knitting basics with an instructor during a 3-hour session. This class will have your kids falling in love with the endless opportunities of yarn. Ages 8 &...more

    Kids' Sewing 201: Lets Pretend Apron

    Presented by Joann

    July 10 - August 11, 2015

    Kids will learn during a two 2-hour sessions with an instructor how to sew their very own apron for coooking in the kitchen. Your child will exude confidence in creating and...more

    ArtBreak: Prints from the Green Collection

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

    August 11, 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

    Cream of the Crop

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 11, 2015

    Join Ryan & Geri-Martha O’Hara as they lead your five senses into the world of Big Spoon Creamery. This delicious class includes a love story, ice cream samples, and a pint of your very own...more

    Art On The Rocks!

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art and Junior Patrons of the Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 14, 2015

    The Birmingham Museum of Art’s popular summer series Art On The Rocks, presented by Dale’s Seasoning, is back for its 11th season!  Featuring the best of Birmingham culture, Art On The...more

    #DefendRivers Paddle

    Presented by Alabama Rivers Alliance

    August 14, 2015

    The #DefendRivers Campaign engages citizens across Alabama in raising awareness of water issues and communicating their significance to state elected officials and those seeking...more

    Junior Master Gardener

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 15, 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

    Kids' Crochet 101: Kids Can Crochet

    Presented by Joann

    July 20 - August 15, 2015

    Kids will learn the crocheting basics with an instructor during a 3-hour session. This class will have your kids falling in love with the endless opportunities of yarn. Ages 8 &...more

    Kids' Sewing 201: Simple Summer Shorts

    Presented by Joann

    July 16 - August 15, 2015

    Kids will learn during two 2-hour sessions with an instructor how to sew their very own summer shorts for the beach. Your child will exude confidence in creating and...more

    Kids' Try Me: Tie-Dye T-Shirts

    Presented by Joann

    June 21 - August 15, 2015

    Kids' will learn during a 1-hour session with an instructor how to create their very own Tie-Dye T-Shirt to wear. Your child will exude confidence in creating and wearing their...more

    Wilton Kids' Cake Decorating

    Presented by Joann

    June 20 - August 15, 2015

    Kids will learn easy techniques to create rainbows, balloons, & multicolored swirls for their delicious sweets with the help of an instructor. Kids' will develop confidence in the kitchen...more

    Kids' Hand Sewing: Felt Charms

    Presented by Joann

    July 11 - August 15, 2015

    Kids will learn during a 2-hour session with an instructor how to hand-sew felt charms to hang onto their school backpack to show off to all their friends. Your child will...more

    Canvas Button Tree

    Presented by Joann

    June 26 - August 15, 2015

    Kids will learn during a 2-hour session with an instructor how to create their very own canvas button tree. Your child will exude confidence in creating and crafting their canvas...more

    Mural Tour Road Trip

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

    August 15, 2015

    Meet at the Museum for a curator-led tour of Rising Up: Hale Woodruff Murals of Talladega College. After the tour, visit mural sites created by Museum staff over the past twenty years. The...more

    Painting in Watercolor: Workshop for Adults

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

    August 15, 2015

    Bring your lunch for one-hour lunch break (Noon - 1:00 pm)

    Join Cynthia Massey Parsons for a comprehensive painting in watercolor workshop. Parsons is a Signature Member of the Watercolor...more

    Bart’s Books: The Music Box: The Story of Cristofori

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

    August 15, 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

    The Official Dedication of Artchovia Mini Art Park

    Presented by The Magic City Of Art Campaign

    August 15, 2015

    You are cordially invited to tour the exhibition of some completed and developing bodies of artworks that will be officially dedicated as Birmingham's Official Mini Art Park (a.k.a. The First De...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Doge Leonardo Loredan

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

    August 16, 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

    Sweet Home Brews

    Presented by Ronald McDonald House Young Leadership Board at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    August 16, 2015

    Join us for craft brews, music, and food trucks at Railroad Park on Sunday August 16th from 1:00 – 5:00.

    Patrons will have an opportunity to participate in a beer tasting from...more

    ArtBreak: Alabama Murals: Inspiration, Creation, and Continuation

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

    August 18, 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: Curb Appeal

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 19, 2015

    Intentionally add year round color, interest and charm to your landscape.


    Kids' Crafting: Place Mat Weaving

    Presented by Joann

    June 29 - August 20, 2015

    Kids will learn during a 2-hour session with an instructor how to hand-weave place mats for the dinning room table. Your child will exude confidence in creating, using,...more

    Pruning: Techniques, Outcomes & Design Influences

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 20, 2015

    Pruning and training of plants is an essential part of garden development and maintenance, yet even savvy gardeners approach these basic tasks with a mixture of ignorance and trepidation. Using...more

    Celebrate America!

    Presented by American Village at American Village, Montevallo

    June 1 - August 21, 2015

    Come for red, white and blue all-American family FUN this summer at the American Village! Step back in time and become part of the great American journey for independence and self-government. Meet...more

    BMA Speaks to Birmingham

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

    August 21, 2015

    BMA Speaks gets a facelift! Join us for a new format including poetry, spoken word, hot topics, and guest speakers. Each program will highlight a specific work of art from the Museum’s...more

    1st Annual Birmingham Zine Fest Kick-off & Zine Reading

    Presented by Continental Bakery Downtown at Continental Bakery Downtown, Birmingham

    August 21, 2015

    "The 1st Annual Birmingham Zine Fest kicks off at Continental Bakery Downtown with a night of reading and performances from zine makers, poets, performers and more from Alabama, Tennessee and...more

    Introduction to Native Plant Conservation

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 22, 2015

    The flora of Alabama is one of the richest in the country, which underscores the importance of conserving our plants and their habitats. This course is a general introduction to plant...more

    Family Bootcamp Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 28 - August 22, 2015

    Join us for Family Bootcamp - a circuit training class, including the perfect combination of Hi Impact Cardio, Muscle Strengthening, and Core-focused exercises designed to give your entire family...more

    Beer, Bands & Bullies

    Presented by Bama Bully Rescue at Avondale Brewing Company, Birmingham

    August 22, 2015

    Our 5th Annual Beer Bands & Bullies is almost here! Are you ready? We are!! Here's the line up we have for you:

    Special Sets by:
    DJ LeeJ & the Mad Hatter Dance...more

    Introduction to Native Plant Conservation

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 22, 2015

    The flora of Alabama is one of the richest in the country, which underscores the importance of conserving our plants and their habitats. This course is a general introduction to plant...more

    1st Annual EVO 5K Fit Challenge

    Presented by EVO Befit at Linn Park, Birmingham

    August 22, 2015

    Birmingham! It’s time for the 5k to EVOlve! On Saturday, August 22nd, Curtis Starks, founder and owner of EVO Befit, will partner with Children’s of Alabama to bring you and the City of...more

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