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    The Infanttree Project, by Larry Thompson

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    September 11, 2015 - April 29, 2016

    Since September 11, 2001, The United States has been involved in two wars. 2.5 million American soldiers have or are serving in these wars, yet a large portion of our society is unaware of the effects war has had on these service members and their families. Space One Eleven will exhibit an installation of artworks by artist Larry Thompson titled, The Infanttree Project, which is his response to America’s ...more


    Detoxify Your Home & Beyond

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    April 30, 2016

    Instructor: Antonia Viteri, Wellness educator and Consumer Advocate
    Saturday, April 30|10-2 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    $30 Members| $35 Non-members

    Are...more

    Thomas E. Gilmore Memorial Walk

    Presented by The Gilmore Family at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    April 30, 2016

    Join the Gilmore Family as they honor the memory of Thomas E Gilmore, Sr and his love for exercise and Railroad Park. Gilmore, known as "The Sheriff without a Gun", was a local pastor and...more

    Seasonal Photography Hike

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

    April 30, 2016

    Bring your camera for a great hike in the woods to capture whatever we might see through the camera lens. Meet at the Park Office on Terrace Drive. Location of hike will be determined upon...more

    Feast of Saint Mark Italian Festival

    Presented by Feast of Saint Mark

    April 30, 2016

    Saturday, April 30, 2016, will be our 5th annual Feast of Saint Mark Italian Festival (FOSM) in Birmingham, Alabama. For years, many people in the community have hoped for such a “festa” or...more

    Milestones Walking Tour

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

    April 2 - April 30, 2016

    Free tours are conducted by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Barry McNealy, Tour Guide on Saturdays in April.  The hour long tour, which begins at the main entrance to...more

    Greater Birmingham March for Babies

    Presented by March of Dimes at Uptown Entertainment District, Birmingham

    April 30, 2016

    We're getting ready to walk in March for Babies! It promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. There'll be family teams, company teams and...more

    Body Worlds Rx

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    January 27 - May 1, 2016

    The institute for Plastination — organizers of the renowned Body Worlds anatomical and health exhibitions — presents a special new exhibition for the times we live in.

    A curation of...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike along Buck Creek in Helena, AL

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 1, 2016

    Come explore the wilder side of Helena.  Hike with SEO on a lovely creekside trail in Helena in Shelby County.  Total hiking distance is less than four miles.  Hike rated moderately...more

    Thyme to Read Book Club

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 3, 2016

    When: May 3
    Title: Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening
    Author: Carol Wall

    6:00 p.m.


    Alabama Theatre Tour

    Presented by Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    May 4, 2016

    Join us for a tour of the historic Alabama Theatre, the Showplace of the South. The tour begins in the ticket lobby and leads you all the way up to the balcony, concluding in the auditorium with a...more

    The Hammys

    Presented by Young Pioneers in support of REV Birmingham at Avondale Brewing Company, Birmingham

    May 6, 2016

    The Hammys is an awards-style celebration of Birmingham revitalization, it’s pioneers and the young professionals slated to be the next generation of Magic City pioneers. This...more

    Girls on the Run Community 5k

    Presented by Girls on the Run Birmingham Metro at Marconi Park, Birmingham

    May 7, 2016

    Girls on the Run is a girls empowerment nonprofit. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. We host a...more

    43rd Annual Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Festival

    Presented by Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Association at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    May 7, 2016

    THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN DULCIMER was developed in the southeast mountains of America and was the country’s first native instrument outside of those made by the Native Americans.  Until...more

    Splash 101 Painting & BYOB

    Presented by Splash101painting

    March 27 - May 7, 2016

    We create different painting and byob every weekend by also travel if needed.We offer adult &kids classes $25 per person


    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at Smith Mountain Fire Tower by Lake Martin

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 7, 2016

    The Smith Mountain Alpine Trail at Lake Martin is some twenty miles north of the Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail. The highest elevation around Lake Martin, Smith Mountain is a jagged peak mountain in...more

    Epic City Rush

    Presented by REV Birmingham and Young Pioneers in support of REV Birmingham

    May 7, 2016

    The Young Pioneers, in Support of REV Birmingham, Zyp BikeShare and the Social Concierge are calling teams to register for Epic City Rush, a mad-dash scavenger race through...more

    Oak Mountain Spring State Fair

    Presented by Live Nation at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham

    April 28 - May 8, 2016

    Offering a wide assortment of family-friendly fun.


    Lunch & Learn: That WOW Factor

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 11, 2016

    Speaker: Pete Northcott - LAH Real Estate
    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Hear from a realtor the tips...more

    ARC Stories Roots: Stories about the Nature of the South

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 13, 2016

    Friday May 13 | 6:30 pm
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Formal Garden
    General Admission $10

    Arc Stories features true, personal stories told live in front of an...more

    Alabama Wildlife Center Baby Bird Shower

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center , Pelham

    May 14, 2016

    You are cordially invited to attend a Baby Bird Shower: Bring a gift (see Baby Bird Wish List), guided tour of baby bird nursery & aviaries, fun...more

    Family Yoga in The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 14, 2016

    For ages 3 and up 
    Instructor: Annie Damsky
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, May 14 | 9-10 a.m.
    $15 drop-in (child+1 adult)
    $5 for an additional...more

    Alabama: Where to Go, What to Do

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 14, 2016

    Todd Keith, author of Insiders’ Guide to Birmingham, shares ideas and tips for fun (and sometimes free) day trips, weekend getaways or family vacations. Hoover Public Library on Saturday,...more

    Itty Bitty Birthday

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 14, 2016

    Itty Bitty Magic City is turning one, and it’s time for a party! Join us for a celebration at McWane Science Center with special programs, live entertainment, outdoor activities, and even...more

    Visually Impaired Program: Bridges Between Earthly and Spiritual Realms

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

    May 14, 2016

    In this program for adults, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and...more

    Itty Bitty Birthday

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 15, 2016

    Itty Bitty Magic City is turning one, and it’s time for a party! Join us for a celebration at McWane Science Center with special programs, live entertainment, outdoor activities, and even...more

    Sip’n Sewcialize with Kim and Elle

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 15, 2016

    All participants must be at least 21 years age. ID will be asked for proof of age.

    Instructors: Elle Russell & Kimberly McMillian

    May 15, 2016 | 1:00 - 5:00...more

    Flicks Among the Flowers

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 18, 2016

    Flicks Among the Flowers returns Mary 18, June 15 and July 20. Films TBA.


    Seeing Things

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

    January 15 - May 20, 2016

    “The way we see things is affected by what we know or what we believe.” John Berger

    When you engage in the act of ‘seeing’, you do so through the lens of your own thoughts and...more

    Third Friday in Forest Park and Tour de Loo - May 20th

    Presented by Forest Park and South Avondale Merchant Association at Forest Park and South Avondale, Birmingham

    May 20, 2016

    Shop local and enjoy your neighborhood restaurants and shops in Forest Park!

    During the Third Friday events, the Forest Park merchants' loos are transformed into art installations by...more

    7th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival

    Presented by Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival

    May 21, 2016

    Bessemer, Alabama  In a state known for its music and bbq, the 7th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival combines the best of both Saturday, May 21st. The event will take place at the...more

    Ranger Day

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 21, 2016

    Get ready to celebrate the great outdoors! Junior Rangers are invited to spend the day learning more about our National Parks. Join us on May 21st to see National Parks Adventures in IMAX, meet...more

    Southeastern Outings dayhike at Alabama Nature Center near Millbrook, Alabama

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

    May 21, 2016

    The former Lanark Estate in Millbrook, Alabama, was conveyed to provide for long-term stewardship of the property and development of an outdoor education facility that is now known as the Alabama...more

    FOOD is MEDICINE: The ABC’s of Vitamins and Minerals for Health and Longevity

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 21, 2016

    Instructor: Antonia Viteri, Wellness educator and Consumer Advocate

    Saturday, May 21 | 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.

    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    $40 Members| $45...more

    Play Minecraft in a Movie Theatre!

    Presented by Super League Gaming at Carmike Cinemas Summit 16, Birmingham

    April 30 - May 21, 2016

    Super League Gaming is the world’s first and biggest video game league that takes place in movie theatres worldwide. For this custom Minecraftseries, Super League brings together...more

    Barber Historics

    Presented by Barber Motorsports Park at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds

    May 20 - May 22, 2016

    The Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) in association with ZOOM Motorsports and the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is pleased to announce that the second annual Barber Historics will be...more

    Lunch & Learn: Fronds with Benefits

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 25, 2016

    Speaker: Dan Spaulding
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    In both sun and shade ferns are functional, cost efficient...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike at the Hargis YMCA Camp near Chelsea

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

    May 25, 2016

    Enjoy an easy 4-mile hike on trails in Shelby County at the beautiful Hargis YMCA Camp and Retreat, off Highway 280 near Chelsea. This walk will be Southeastern Outings’ second hike in the...more

    Visually Impaired Program: Bridges Between Earthly and Spiritual Realms

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

    May 25, 2016

    In this program for adults, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and...more

    The Beauty of the Black Belt: Prairies, Perry Lakes Park, Barton's Beach, Spencer Farm

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 27 - May 28, 2016

    Trip Leaders: Brian Keener, Ph.D., University of West Alabama & John Manion, Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator, Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Location: Sumter, Dallas & Marengo Counties,...more

    Antique Motorcycle Club of America Lucas Oil Vintage Motorcycle Classic

    Presented by Antique Motorcycle Club of America at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds

    May 27 - May 29, 2016

    AMCA is hosting a new AMCA National Event at the legendary Barber Motorsports Park.

    Event Highlights:

    * 850 acres of rolling parkland.
    * Fan Zone for non-parts vending and...more

    21st Annual Rickwood Classic

    Presented by Birmingham Barons at Rickwood Field, Birmingham

    June 1, 2016

    The Birmingham Barons and The Friends of Rickwood will welcome baseball fans back to legendary Rickwood Field for the 21st Annual Rickwood Classic presented by Levy's Fine Jewelry. Set for...more

    Art & Conversation: The Art of the Brand

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

    June 2, 2016

    Last year, the Museum went through the process of designing its new logo. BMA Creative Director James Williams takes us through the interesting steps involved in creating the Museum’s visual...more

    American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day 2016

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    June 4, 2016

    American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day will bring together outdoor enthusiasts across the country on Saturday, June 7, 2014, for the 24th annual celebration of America's magnificent...more

    The Coosa Valley Prairies (field trip) A Hotspot for Biodiversity!

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 4, 2016

    The Coosa Valley Prairies site is a 900-acre conservation easement on industrial pinelands held by The Nature Conservancy, and is considered one of the most significantly biodiverse hotspots in...more

    43rd Annual Tannehill Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show

    Presented by Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    June 4 - June 5, 2016

    The first weekend in June is the traditional meeting time for our annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show. This outdoor show is known throughout the Southeast as both a fun and a friendly show. The...more

    Thyme to Read Book Club

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 7, 2016

    When: June 7
    Title: Driving Over Lemons: An optimist in Andalucia 
    Author: Chris Stewart

    6:00 p.m.


    Lunch & Learn: Native Flower Arranging

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 8, 2016

    Speaker: John Manion
    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Learn how to grow and use natives in flower...more

    The Secret Life of Bugs

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 6 - June 10, 2016

    For children ages 4-5 years  
    June 6-10 | 9-1 p.m.
    $160 Members* | $200 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    A classic garden favorite returns! Explore The...more

    American Girl * Girls Just Like Me

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 6 - June 10, 2016

    For children entering grades 5K-2 / Limited to 20 children.
    June 6-10 | 9-1 p.m.
    $160 Members* | $200 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    Let's celebrate your favorite...more

    Growing Through Yoga

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 6 - June 10, 2016

    For children entering grades 5K-4/Limited to 20 children.
    June 6-10 | 9-1 p.m.
    $160 Members*|$200 Non-Members
    *Hydrangea Level and above

    Go on a yoga adventure in The...more

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