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    Spring Cleansing

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    February 13, 2016

    Ease your winter to spring transition with emerging spring plants. Cameron and Antonia will discus the traditional use of herbs to jump start your body with a spring cleaning.

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    Southeastern Outings Weekday hike at Veterans Park in Shelby County

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    February 17, 2016

    Come with us on our weekday hike.  Enjoy an easy 3 mile hike on trails in North Shelby County just off Valleydale Road.  Veterans Park is an 82-acre park with numerous walking trails, a...more

    What's That Plant? A Workshop for Learning How to Identify Plants

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    February 20, 2016

    Instructor: Tom Diggs, Ph.D.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, February 20 | 8:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    $80 Members | $90 Non-Members

    Identifying plants can be...more

    Big Machines Day

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    February 20, 2016

    Get your motors running and head over to McWane for a truckload of fun. Spend a constructive day getting up close and persoal with some big machines including backhoes, excavators, dump trucks,...more

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens PHOTO-TALK

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    January 18, 2015 - February 21, 2016

     If you can answer yes to any of these questions then this discussion group is for you!
    1. I'm interested in photography.
    2. I want to develop my photographic skills.
    3....more

    Southeastern Outings dayhike at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

    February 21, 2016

    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

    Engineering Showcase

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    February 24, 2016

    See how engineers make a difference in our world at the fourth annual Engineering Showcase. Meet and greet experts in the field and learn what it means to be an engineer in today’s world.


    Southeastern Outings Dayhike to Barton's Beach and Perry Lakes Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    February 27, 2016

    Barton’s Beach.  The area is an extensive sand and gravel beach on the Lower Cahaba River in Perry County near Marion, Alabama.  The river floodplain broadens and creates areas of...more

    The Gracious Art of Flower Arranging

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    February 2 - March 1, 2016

    4 week series
    Instructor: Peggy Conway Fortier
    Starts Tuesday, February 2 | 9-noon
    $190 per student

    Flower arranging can be one of the most rewarding and exciting hobbies...more

    Alabama Theatre Tour

    Presented by Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    March 2, 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

    37th Annual Reynolds-Finley Historical Lecture

    Presented by UAB Historical Collections

    March 4, 2016

    Medical Residency in the United States: Past, Present and Future

    by Kenneth M. Ludmerer, MD, Washington University, Professor, Department of Medicine and Mabel Dorn Reeder...more

    Chili Cook-Off

    Presented by The Exceptional Foundation

    March 5, 2016

    The 12th 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 5th.  This is a fun, quirky,...more

    Scottsboro: An American Tragedy - documentary

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 7, 2016

    This Oscar-nominated documentary tells the story of 9 African-American teenagers wrongly convicted of a shocking crime in 1931. The public outrage surrounding this case helped give birth to the...more

    Itty Bitty Book Club

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    February 3 - March 9, 2016

    Become a member of the McWane Science Center’s Itty Bitty Book Club and enjoy a very special story-time for ages 3 to 5 year olds. Guest readers will delight this elite club with their...more

    Herbal Remedies for Gardeners

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 12, 2016

    Learn Cameron and Antonia’s secret weapon recipes for safe non-toxic herbal alternatives to your home and garden woes.


    Herbal Remedies for Gardeners

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 12, 2016

    Instructor: Antonia Viteri & Cameron Strouss
    Saturday, March 12 | 10-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $15|Non-Members $20

    Learn Cameron and...more

    Growing Native Trees from Seed - Oaks, Hickories and More, Part II

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 12, 2016

    Instructor: Henry Hughes, Director of Education, Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, March 12 | 12:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    $40 Members | $45...more

    Salvador's Deli

    Presented by Forstall Art Center

    March 13, 2016

    Salvador's Deli is a fundraiser created to award art materials to Greater Birmingham area visual art teachers and students in desperate need of art supplies for their classroom. Our celebration...more

    Pi Day and Einstein's Birthday

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    March 14, 2016

    Join McWane Science Center as we celebrate Pi Day (3.14) and Albert Einstein’s Birthday. Fun hands-on activities will focus on the importance of Pi and other interesting applications of math in...more

    Ocean Oasis - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    June 15, 2015 - March 17, 2016

    Ocean Oasis, a giant-screen film, is a fascinating journey into the bountiful seas and pristine deserts of two remarkably different, but inextricably linked worlds — Mexico’s Sea of...more

    Enrique Martínez Celaya: Small Paintings 1974-2015 Exhibition

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

    January 22 - March 19, 2016

    Enrique Martínez Celaya: Small Paintings 1974-2015 Jan. 22-March 19, 2016
    Opening Reception, Friday, January 22 | 6 – 8 pm

    Curated by Lisa Tamiris Becker
    Director,...more

    Bham Dance Walk - Parkside District (FREE)

    Presented by Birmingham Dance Walk

    March 20, 2016

    We're back! Our first dance walk of 2016 will be 4:00 PM on Sunday, March 20th in the Parkside District. We are SO excited to have Zyp BikeShare - Birmingham and SOL Dance...more

    “Little Giants: Children of the Civil Rights Movement”

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

    January 12 - March 27, 2016

    Huffman High School art students, led by teacher Susan Pearson, explore their artistic talents in watercolor, pencil and pastel to portray the young, yet strong heroes of the American Civil Rights...more

    David Puxley: Wedgwood’s First Studio Potter

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

    April 18, 2015 - April 3, 2016

    From the late eighteenth century when Josiah Wedgwood utilized the designs of artists like John Flaxman and Lady Elizabeth Templetown for many of his jasperware designs, the Wedgwood company has...more

    Alabama Theatre Tour

    Presented by Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    April 6, 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

    Up Close and Personal - Macrophotography

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    April 2 - April 9, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, April 2, 2016 | 9-1 p.m.
    Saturday, April 9, 2016 | 9-1 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $100 | Non-Members...more

    Cajun Cook-off

    Presented by Girls Inc. of Central Alabama at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    April 9, 2016

    Make plans to attend the this casual, family-friendly event featuring a Cajun cooking competition as well as live zydeco music by the Swamp Poppas in Birmingham's beautiful Railroad Park. Enjoy...more

    Antarctica documentary

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    April 11, 2016

    This Oscar-nominated film introduces some of the people who live and work on the remote continent of Antarctica, showing what it takes to survive in one of the harshest environments on Earth. The...more

    Cycliad 2016

    Presented by Deep South Cancer Foundation at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    April 1 - April 24, 2016

    Cycliad is a cycling event benefiting cancer patients. From 10 mile rides to multi-day cycling adventures, a variety of participation opportunities are available. Proceeds fund UAB Cancer...more

    Magic City Cycliad

    Presented by Deep South Cancer Foundation at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    April 24, 2016

    Community Ride: Open to all ages. Kids, 10 mile, 35 mile, and 62 mile rides available Food Trucks, Health Fair, FREE Beer for participants
    Benefiting UAB Cancer Community Network’s...more

    Reynolds-Finley Historical Lecture

    Presented by UAB Historical Collections at The Edge of Chaos, Birmingham

    April 26, 2016

    Instruments and Devices: Exploring Past Medical Practices through the Material Culture of Medicine … A ‘Hidden’ History?

    by Shelley McKellar, PhD, Jason A. Hannah Chair in the...more

    Yoga with Lindsey

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    April 8, 2015 - April 27, 2016

    Join instructor Lindsey Barclift at the Gardens on Wednesday in our new adult yoga class. Twenty-five years of classical ballet training, plus many years of cardio, weight and group training has...more

    Yoga with Lindsey

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    April 8, 2015 - April 27, 2016

    Join instructor Lindsey Barclift at the Gardens on Wednesday in our new adult yoga class. Twenty-five years of classical ballet training, plus many years of cardio, weight and group training has...more

    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...more

    Photography: What's This Button Do?

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    April 30, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 9-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $50 | Non-Members $60 

    This class is designed for those who...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

    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

    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

    Haitian Flags from the Cargo Collection

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

    December 19, 2015 - May 15, 2016

    In both African and European traditions, flags and banners are symbols of identity, power, and authority. When used in Vodoun ceremonies, flags represent the loa spirits and are...more

    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

    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

    Robots - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    January 22 - May 29, 2016

    Today’s robots are nothing short of astonishing. Those coming in the not-too-distant future are simply revolutionary. ROBOTS is a sneak peek into the future at what might be possible as...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

    Anytown Alabama

    Presented by YWCA Central Alabama

    June 5 - June 11, 2016

    Anytown Alabama is a summer camp where high school students develop leadership skills that they bring back to their school and community. Student “delegates” come from all over Birmingham and...more

    The Bookies Book Group

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    January 12 - June 14, 2016

    The Bookies read a variety of popular fiction and nonfiction. The group meets at 10:00 am in the Library's Conference Room. New members are always welcome so make plans to join us! Call the...more

    BAO's Smith Lake Poker Run

    Presented by BAO (Birmingham AIDS Outreach)

    June 24 - June 25, 2016

    Smith Lake Poker Run is an annual event benefiting BAO. Guests play $50 per person to participate and enjoy a registration party with food & beverage on Friday evening, as well as a day of fun...more

    All the Colors of the Rainbow: Uzbekistan Ikats from the Collection of Peggy Slappey

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

    March 19 - July 10, 2016

    For the past decade, ikat patterns have permeated the fashion and design industry, touching everything from clothing and furniture to decorative arts. Despite its recent ubiquity, the ikat...more

    Dino Discovery- They're Back!

    Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    March 26 - July 31, 2016

    Dinosaurs are returning to the Birmingham Zoo! Don’t miss the Zoo’s newest exhibit, back from extinction, Dino Discovery- They’re Back! This limited-time exhibit features 12 life-sized,...more

    lobby projects: Bethany Collins

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

    April 16 - August 7, 2016

    lobby projects is a new initiative by the Birmingham Museum of Art that invites contemporary artists to create site-specific commissions in the Museum’s main entrance.

    lobby...more

    Wild Africa - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    March 18 - August 18, 2016

    Come with us on a spectacular ride across, over and through the magical realms of the most dramatic continent on Earth: Africa. Audiences will be plunged into fantastic places and meet amazing...more

    Alabama Splash Adventure

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

    May 28 - September 5, 2016

    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, exciting waves, lazy...more

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