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    Teen Olympics – Summer Finale

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 26, 2016

    Teen Olympics – Summer Finale

    Tuesday, July 26, at 6:00 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    The competition can be tough, but join us as we say goodbye to summer and hello to the Olympics! 

    ...more


    DeMarre Carroll Next-Level Basketball Camp

    Presented by DeMarre Carroll Next Level basketball camp

    July 29 - July 30, 2016

    DeMarre Carroll's Next Level Basketball Camp

    Boys & Girls Grades: 1st-9th | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Location: John Carroll High...more

    Flora Photography

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 30, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, July 30, 2016| 9:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $60|Non-Members $75

    Spring has sprung and this class...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

    The Art of Soy Candle Making

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 31, 2016

    Instructor: Brittney Stallworth of Scents From Heaven
    July 31, 2016 | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $20 | Non-members $25

    Candles are...more

    Jennys to Jets: Birmingham's Military Aviation History

    Presented by Southern Museum of Flight at Southern Museum of Flight, Birmingham

    April 19 - August 1, 2016

    The Jennys to Jets: Birmingham's Military Aviation History Exhibition features art and artifacts that create a visual narrative paying tribute to 100 years of worldwide aviation service by the men...more

    Thyme to Read Book Club

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 2, 2016

    When: August 2
    Title: The Gardener of Versailles: My Life in the World's Grandest Garden
    Author: Alain Baraton

    6:00 p.m.


    Magiccityreggaefestiival.com

    Presented by SLS Exprrres and Birmingham City Council

    August 5 - August 6, 2016

    A two day event kick of Fri 6:00 pm -11:00 pm on short 20st n in front of the City Hall, standing walking traffic ,vendor space is available ,Social service tables ,and art and craft vendors to...more

    Half-Price Summer Fun Days

    Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    July 23 - August 7, 2016

    Visit the Zoo during Half-Price Summer Fun Days to take advantage of discounted half-price admission, half-price rides, discounted merchandise in the Gift Shop, and $1 hot dogs in the cafes! In...more

    Lunch & Learn: How Succulent

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 10, 2016

    Speaker: TBD
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    No time? No water? No problem! Se¬dums and other succulents thrive...more

    Family Yoga in The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 13, 2016

    For ages 3 and up 
    Instructor: Annie Damsky
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, August 13 | 9-10 a.m.
    $15 drop-in (child+1 adult)
    $5 for an...more

    Photography Class: What’s This Button Do?

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 13, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, August 13 | 9-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $50|Non-Members $60
     

    This class is designed for those who...more

    Establishment and Aesthetics of the Traditional Japanese Garden

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 13, 2016

    Instructor: Mickey J. Lollar, Volunteer Curator and Education Programs Director, Berry Library & Museum

    Saturday, August 13, 2016 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Location: Birmingham...more

    Art reception with a sale!

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    August 19, 2016

    Open house in sync. with Third Friday in Forest Park.

    Times are tough for small businesses when it feels like a pizza oven outside, so Naked Art is having a sale: up to...more

    Just A Call Away 5K & Fun Run

    Presented by Crisis Center at Uptown Entertainment District, Birmingham

    August 20, 2016

    Just A Call Away 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run
    UPTOWN - Birmingham, Alabama
    Saturday, August 20, 2016

    Crisis Center, Inc. is proud to present the second annual...more

    Birmingham Restaurant Week

    Presented by Birmingham Restaurant Week

    August 12 - August 21, 2016

    Experience Birmingham’s rich culinary culture at the 7th Annual Birmingham Restaurant Week! Taking place Aug. 12 - 21, Birmingham Restaurant Week 2016 (BRW2016) is a 10-day culinary affair where...more

    Words are our World--PNC Back to School Bash

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    August 21, 2016

    Having a good vocabulary is the key to success, and no one knows this better than Vocabby–the Words are our World mascot. Meet Vocabby and enjoy some fun science programs aimed at strengthening...more

    Red Star Rising: The Russian Revolution of 1917 with Niki Sepsas

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 23, 2016

    Tuesday, August 23, at 1:00 p.m. in the Round Auditorium

    Join us as Niki Sepsas examines the fascinating series of events that led to the overthrow of the Romanov dynasty and the creation...more

    Lunch & Learn: Yard Art

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 24, 2016

    Speaker: Hope Long
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Discover fun alternatives to plants in your landscape while...more

    Thursdays At Arlington

    Presented by Arlington Historic Home and Gardens at Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, Birmingham

    June 2 - August 25, 2016

    Every Thursday in June, July and August the public is invited to have lunch with us. Dine in another century. Built in the 1840s, Arlington prepares delicious Southern gourmet cuisine. Menu varies...more

    Flora Photography

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 27, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, August 27 | 9:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $60|Non-Members $75

    this class is designed to teach the...more

    Botanical Beauty Secrets

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 23 - August 27, 2016

    Botanical Beauty Secrets: Summer Hair Care
    Saturday, July 23, 2016 | 10:00 am - Noon

    Botanical Beauty Secrets: Summer Skin Care
    Saturday, August 27, 2016 | 10:00 am -...more

    Ukraine Independence Day Celebration

    Presented by Birmingham Sister City Commission

    August 27, 2016

    The Birmingham Sister City Commission is hosting the 9th annual Ukrainian Independence Day celebration at Crestway Baptist Church on, August 27, 2016 at 12:00...more

    Introduction to Native Plant Conservation (core)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 27, 2016

    Instructor: Instructor: Bob Boyd, Ph.D., Professor, Auburn University
    Saturday, August 27 | 8:30-4:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $80|Non-members $90...more

    lobby projects: Bethany Collins

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

    April 16 - August 28, 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

    18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at Sidewalk Film Festival, Birmingham

    August 26 - August 28, 2016

    The 18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival will take place August 26-28, 2016 in downtown Birmingham's historic theatre district. 

    Sidewalk Film Festival has been named one of...more

    Sports Car Club of America

    Presented by Sports Car Club of America at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds

    August 27 - August 28, 2016

    Double SARRC/Concurrent Double SECS/TT Level 3

    Barber Motorsports Park is one of the most challenging and fun tracks to drive in the Southeast. Challenge the intense elevation, blind...more

    Harry Potter Trivia Night

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 29, 2016

    Harry Potter Trivia Night
    Monday, August 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Join us for an evening wizarding...more

    Tuesday Night Lights at the West Homewood Farmer's Market

    Presented by West Homewood Farmer's Market at Shades Valley Community Church, Homewood

    June 7 - August 30, 2016

    The NEW 2016 West Homewood Farmer's Market schedule: Every Tuesday evening June through August from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

    Voted "Best Market in Central Alabama" by 40% AL.com...more

    Alabama Splash Adventure

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

    May 28 - September 5, 2016

    Alabama Splash Adventure offers two theme parks including family rides and slides for one great price. The amusement park has grown to be Alabama’s premier destination offering a day of family...more

    Hall of Heroes

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 14 - September 5, 2016

    Learn the circumstances that create superheroes, discover the ideals that heroes uphold, and push boundaries as to what it truly means to be heroic in the Hall of Heroes!

    Starting your...more

    25th Annual Labor Day Celebration and Moon Pie Eatin' Contest

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

    September 5, 2016

    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

    2nd Thursdays at Arlington

    Presented by Arlington Historic Home and Gardens at Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, Birmingham

    September 8, 2016

    Located on six acres in the heart of Old Elyton, the first county seat of Jefferson County, Arlington House and Gardens is on the National Register of Historic Places.

    The 2nd Thursday of...more

    iTween: Pokemon Scavenger Hunt

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 8, 2016

    iTween: Pokemon Scavenger...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

    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

    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

    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

    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.


    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

    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

    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

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