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    Autumn at Moss Rock Preserve (field trip)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 1, 2016

    Trip Leaders:
    Patrick Thompson, Arboretum Specialist, The Davis Arboretum at Auburn University
    John Manion, Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator, Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Saturday, October 1 | 9:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    Location: Hoover, AL
    Members $45|Non-members $50

    With the golden autumn light and plants revealing their rich fall colors, this will be a beautiful time of the year to ...more


    Taste of Hoover

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    October 6, 2016

    Taste of Hoover celebrates the variety of culinary styles found throughout the city. Enjoy an autumn evening with us strolling through the Gardens and sampling delicious dishes from some of...more

    The Road Home Tour

    Presented by Global Promotions

    October 6, 2016

    The Road Home Tour featuring Grammy award winning artist Jason Crabb and Grammy nominated Point of Grace will make an appearance at Metro Church of God, 2800 Metropolitan Way, Birmingham, Alabama...more

    Hilltop Band Day

    Presented by Birmingham-Southern College Band at Krulak Stadium - Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham

    October 8, 2016

    High school students, band directors, Birmingham-Southern musicians, alumni and faculty are all invited to experience a day with the Birmingham-Souther Panther Pride Marching Band at the annual...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Bucks Pocket State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    October 8, 2016

    In the morning we’ll first drive to visit High Falls.  This is a spectacular, large volume waterfall.  We’ll then have lunch at High Falls Park.  Then we’ll drive a short...more

    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

    Tannehill Woodcarvers Show

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

    October 8 - October 9, 2016

    The Tannehill Woodcarvers Club sponsors a woodcarving show and sale each October in the park at the Cane Creek Schoolhouse. The show is culminated with a drawing for a Christmas Tree decorated...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Oak Mountain State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park

    October 9, 2016

    Enjoy a moderate 4 mile walk in the woodlands near Birmingham on a Sunday afternoon.  This is an excellent outing for introducing your friends to Southeastern Outings and for making new...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

    American Girl Girls Just Like Me: Monarch Butterfly Journey with Lanie

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 13, 2016

    For children age 5 and above
    Instructor: Robin Geurs
    Thursday, October 13 | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    $20 Members | $25...more

    Barktoberfest 2016

    Presented by Two by Two Animal Rescue

    October 15, 2016

    Two by Two Animal Rescue's Barktoberfest 2016!  Saturday October 15th from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Helena Amphitheatre. Free event for all ages, including dogs on leash.  Two by Two...more

    Glorious Containers

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 15, 2016

    Instructor: Gloria Clemmensen, Designer & Gardener
    Saturday, October 15 | 9:00 am - Noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $15 | Non-Members $20

    Think...more

    The Science and Art of Green Roofs (new elective)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 14 - October 15, 2016

    Instructors:Ed Snodgrass, Proprietor, Emory Knoll Farms, Inc., Maryland
    Julie Price, Ph.D., Sustainability Coordinator, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Friday, October 14|8:30-4:30...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike on the Chief Ladiga Trail

    Presented by Southeastern Outings at Applebee's Trussville, Trussville

    October 15, 2016

    Join friendly folks on an easy seven-mile dayhike and picnic on the Chief Ladiga Trail east of Piedmont, Alabama.  Walk on Alabama’s first extended rails-to-trails conversion route on an...more

    Southeastern Outings 27-mile bicycle ride on the Chief Ladiga Trail

    Presented by Southeastern Outings at Applebee's Trussville, Trussville

    October 15, 2016

    Join friendly folks for a 27-mile bicycle ride on the Chief Ladiga Trail in the Piedmont, Alabama area. Ride on Alabama’s first extended rails-to-trails conversion route on an old railroad right...more

    Fall History Festival

    Presented by Oak Hill Cemetery at Oak Hill Cemetery , Birmingham

    October 16, 2016

    Bring your families and lug out the strollers! It'll be a great day of learning a little more about the history of Birmingham and Alabama, in general, and you'll get to meet some amazing people....more

    Parrots in the Park

    Presented by Alabama Parrot Rescue at Homewood Patriot Park , Homewood

    April 17 - October 16, 2016

    Parrots in the Park is a chance for you and your parrot to spend some quality time in the fresh air with other parrot enthusiasts. It’s a great opportunity to meet other folks that share a love...more

    Sparks of Insanity

    Presented by Alabamacarshows.net at Alabama's Splash Adventure Waterpark, Bessemer

    October 14 - October 16, 2016

    The 4th annual Sparks of Insanity Car, Truck, and Bike Show is held at Alabama Splash Adventures on October 14 - 16. It is a full weekend filled with activities for car and truck clubs, children,...more

    American Girl Girls Just Like Me: Monarch Butterfly Journey with Lanie

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 16, 2016

    For children age 5 and above
    Instructor: Robin Geurs
    Sunday, October 16 | 2-4 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    $20 Members | $25 Non-Members

    Inspired by...more

    National Parks Adventure - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 20 - October 20, 2016

    A trio of adventurers’ quest to experience America’s wildest, most historic and most naturally beautiful places becomes the ultimate off-trail adventure in MacGillivray Freeman Films’...more

    Fall Plant Sale

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 22 - October 23, 2016

    Saturday 9-5 p.m.

    Sunday 11-3 p.m.


    Vulcan AfterTunes: Amanda Shires with Jesse Payne

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham

    October 23, 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 chairs...more

    Southeastern Outings dayhike at the Moss Rock Preserve

    Presented by Southeastern Outings at Moss Rock Preserve, Hoover

    October 23, 2016

    Explore the wilder side of Hoover on a moderate 2 to 4 mile hike with some climbing up and walking down fairly steep hills on Shades Mountain.  We’ll experience the preserve’s diverse...more

    Zombie Hunt

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 24, 2016

    Zombie Hunt!

    Monday, October 24, at 6:00 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Think you can survive a zombie attack? Test your survival skills as the...more

    Vecchia Pizzeria and Mercato

    Presented by Vecchia Pizzeria and Mercato at Moss Rock Preserve, Hoover

    October 20, 2015 - October 25, 2016

    Join us at Vecchia Pizzeria and Mercato on Tuesday Nights for Kids Eat FREE!!!!  You can relax inside and gather around our farmhouse tables while watching our chefs prepare your authentic...more

    Learn to Play Chess

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at West End Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    August 16 - October 25, 2016

    Chess teaches a higher level of thinking skills such as the ability to visualize, analyze, and think critically. Bring a friend and make a new friend and have fun learning the game of chess....more

    Lunch & Learn: They're So Wicked

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 26, 2016

    Speaker: Verna Gates
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 11:30-12:30 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Free

    Discover what plants are harmful or toxic, how to control...more

    iTween: Return of the Zombies

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 26, 2016

    iTween: Return of the Zombies                        ...more

    Southeastern Outings Weekday Hike in Tannehill State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park at McDonald's across from the Galleria, Hoover

    October 27, 2016

    Come with SOutheastern Outings on our weekday hike.  Enjoy an easy 3 or so-mile hike on trails in an especially lovely Alabama State Park which Southeastern Outings has never visited...more

    Admiral of the Ocean Seas: Columbus and His Voyages Across the Atlantic

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 28, 2016

    Admiral of the Ocean Seas: Columbus and His Voyages Across the Atlantic

    Friday, October 28, at 1:00 p.m. in the Round Auditorium  

    Join...more

    Alabama Wildlife Center's Owl-O-Ween

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center , Pelham

    October 29, 2016

    Owl-O-Ween features children’s activities, games, storytime, owl prowl, live bird of prey shows, and complimentary candy. Meet Alabama's native owls up close, see the world's largest owl...more

    Dirt Dash 5K Fun Run and Family Walk

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 29, 2016

    Race Day registration begins at 6:30 a.m., Race begins at 8:00 a.m.


    A Southern Christmas Bazaar

    Presented by Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club at Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena, Pelham

    October 29, 2016

    More than 50 merchants from Alabama and surrounding states will participate in this premier shopping event. Shoppers will enjoy a wide variety of unique Christmas themed items. Merchants are...more

    Saturday Souvenir Lunch Train

    Presented by Ozan Winery

    April 23 - October 29, 2016

    Souvenir Wine Tasting, Gourmet Box Lunch, and Train Excursion.


    25th Annual Halloween Fairyland

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

    October 29, 2016

    The Tannehill Halloween Festival, a non-scary fun-filled holiday event focused on the campgrounds, annually attracts over 6,000 visitors, most of them children. Begun in 1992, the Halloween event...more

    DeSoto Caverns Haunted Halloween Park

    Presented by DeSoto Caverns at DeSoto Caverns, Childersburg

    October 1 - October 29, 2016

    Our Haunting Attractions - Our Haunted Halloween Park will feature two incredible haunt attractions: "The Labyrinth of Lost Souls" and "The Tomb of the Risen Dead." The Labyrinth...more

    Atrox Factory

    Presented by ATROX FACTORY at Atrox Factory, Leeds

    September 30 - October 31, 2016

    Industrial Strength Horror! Atrox Factory is the largest indoor haunted attraction in the Southeast. 50,000 square feet of mind numbing terror and over 1/4 mile of twisted hallways and shocking...more

    Boo At The Zoo

    Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    October 8 - October 31, 2016

    Save the date for Boo at the Zoo Presented by Wells Fargo! More information will be available soon.


    Thyme to Read Book Club

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 1, 2016

    When: November 1
    Title: My City Was Gone
    Author: Dennis Love

    6:00 p.m.


    Halloween Festival

    Presented by The Great Pumpkin Patch, LLC at Great Pumpkin Patch, Hayden

    September 26 - November 1, 2016

    Admission to the Great Pumpkin Patch is free! You pay for each activity. Fun for the young at young at heart at affordable prices.

    Plenty of activities for kids! And those still young...more

    Culinary Arts and Sciences (For Ages 4-5)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 20 - November 1, 2016

    Fontaine Haskell, Mary White and Mary Marcoux
    Fall Tuesday Series (6 classes total) |1:30-3:30 p.m.
    Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    $160 Members | $200 Non-Members

    Bring...more

    Dia de los Muertos Festival

    Presented by Bare Hands Inc. and Cahaba Brewing Company at Cahaba Brewing Company, Birmingham

    November 2, 2016

    This November 2nd falls on a Wednesday! It is sure to be an energetic Day of the Dead Festival (Dia de los Muertos numero catorce). This year is our fourteenth celebration! This year it will take...more

    The Storms of November: Maritime History of the Great Lakes with Niki Sepsas

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    November 2, 2016

    The Storms of November: Maritime History of the Great Lakes with Niki Sepsas

    Wednesday, November 2, at 1 p.m. in the Round Auditorium

    The colorful...more

    Whiskeys of the World

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 3, 2016

    Instructor: Brooke & Nathan McMinn
    Thursday, November 3 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members: $30 | Non-members: $35

    Back by popular...more

    Dixie Division Military Vehicles Club Fall Rally

    Presented by Dixie Division Military Vehicles Club at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    November 4 - November 5, 2016

    Dixie Division Military Vehicles Club is an organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration, collection, and display of historic military vehicles of all nations and of all eras of our...more

    The Beauty of Autumn on Lookout Mountain (field trip)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 4 - November 5, 2016

    Trip Leaders: Tom Diggs Ph.D., Asst. Professor, University of North Georgia
    John Manion, Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator, Birmingham Botanical Gardens 
    Location: Near Mentone,...more

    Southern Tales at The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 6, 2016

    Story by: Dolores Hydock
    Music by: Bobby Horton
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Linn Henley Lecture Hall
    Sunday, November 6 | 2:00 p.m.
    GENERAL ADMISSION...more

    Moss Rock Festival

    at Moss Rock Preserve, Hoover

    November 5 - November 6, 2016

    A free, eco-creative festival exploring Nature, Eco-Ideas, Art + Design the first weekend in November at The Preserve in Hoover.


    Gilmore Girls Team Trivia

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    November 15, 2016

    Gilmore Girls Team Trivia
    Tuesday, November 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Auditorium
    Think...more

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