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    6th Annual Birmingham VisionWalk

    Presented by Foundation Fighting Blindness at Homewood Central Park, Homewood

    October 25, 2014

    The Annual Birmingham VisionWalk is held each year to benefit the work of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, which funds sight-saving research for people with blinding retinal diseases. This "fun" 5k is free and open to all ages. The VisionWalk is very family oriented, with lots of fun activities and treats - such as a bounce castle, face painter, balloon artist, cotton candy, and much much more. There ...more


    Slow Art Sunday: Canal in Winter

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

    October 26, 2014

     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...more

    The Phantom of the Opera

    Presented by Alabama Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society and Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    October 26, 2014

    The Alabama Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society presents the 1925 Silent Film Classic Phantom of the Opera at The Alabama Theatre.

    Doors open at...more

    Railroad Park's Get Healthy Bootcamp

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    March 4 - October 28, 2014

    Bootcamp, 6:00 pm Tuesdays at Railroad Park, is the class you will love to hate. By using just your body weight this workout routine will help tone your muscles, build your endurance, and boost...more

    Family Tour: Serve It Up!

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

    September 2 - October 28, 2014

    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

    The Hidden World of Bats

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    October 28, 2014

    Instructor: Naturalist Dick Mills

    Found in virtually every part of the world except the polar regions, bats are the only mammals capable of true flight. Join us for this Family Nature...more

    Painting Impressionistic Landscapes

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 9 - October 30, 2014

     Using a limited palette of acrylics, learn how to paint spontaneous landscapes from
    photographs. This course focuses on color mixing, lighting, simple shapes and editing
    photos...more

    Old Baker Farm Harvest Season

    Presented by Old Baker Farm at Old Baker Farm, Harpersville

    September 27 - October 31, 2014

    Open to the public September 27 - October 31.

    2014 COTTON PICKIN' CELEBRATION! - Living History and Arts & Crafts Festival! Exhibitors from all over the South including handmade...more

    Atrox Factory

    Presented by ATROX FACTORY at Atrox Factory, Leeds

    October 3 - November 1, 2014

    Atrox Factory "The Southeast Largest Haunted Attraction" 50 thousand all indoor square feet of mayhem!


    Autumn Identification of Native Woody

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 1, 2014

     Using The Gardens’ extensive living collections as a hands-on resource, we will focus on attributes and identification features of species found naturally or in cultivation in Alabama....more

    Autumn Sets at Good People Brewing

    Presented by Steel City Sounds and Good People Brewing Co at Good People Brewery, Birmingham

    November 1, 2014

    Dead Fingers / Wray / Doc Dailey Music / Fire Mountain / King Carnivore / Radio Champion / Great Peacock / Mandi Rae & Redface

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    Moss Rock Festival

    Presented by Moss Rock Festival at Moss Rock Preserve, Hoover

    November 1 - November 2, 2014

    On November 1 & 2, 2014, grab friends and family and get outside to the Moss Rock Festival at The Preserve in Hoover. Explore Nature, Eco Ideas, Art + Design at...more

    Día de los Muertos numero doce

    Presented by Bare Hands Inc.

    November 2, 2014

    This November 2nd falls on Sunday! It is sure to be an energtic All Soul's Day, Día de los Muertos, and Alabama's Day of the Dead Festival (Dia de los Muertos numero doce). This...more

    Great Pumpkin Patch Halloween Festival

    at Great Pumpkin Patch, Hayden

    September 25 - November 2, 2014

    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

    Itty Bitty Book Club

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    September 29 - November 3, 2014

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

    November & Native Americans

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 9, 2014

     We'll learn the story of how a young Native American made a difference. You, too, can make a difference by shaping the world with your bravery, kindness, and unique ideas. Includes a...more

    Veterans Day Tribute

    Presented by National Veterans Day at Alabama Veterans Memorial, Birmingham

    November 9, 2014

    Hosted by the Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, this ceremony will focus on Alabama’s involvement in the war, honoring the Service of All Veterans Across the Years Around the...more

    Alabama Designer Craftsmen’s Annual Fine Crafts Show

    Presented by Alabama Designer / Craftsmen at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 8 - November 9, 2014

    The 42nd Annual Fine Crafts Classic will be held November 8-9, 2014, at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The show will feature handmade jewelry, ceramics, textiles, iron work, blown glass,...more

    Wonderful Wreaths

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 9, 2014

     Learn new and exciting techniques for door wreaths that will welcome your holiday visitors with flair. In this class we will learn how to use everyday items you have around the house and...more

    Creative Welding at Sloss

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    November 8 - November 9, 2014

    No experience necessary! In this workshop you'll learn to make decorative and useful items for your home or garden. The instructor will guide you through all the basic processes you need to...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Oak Mountain State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park

    November 9, 2014

    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 friends who...more

    Reynolds Lecture

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

    November 11, 2014

    Jim Phillips, MA, Alabama/Birmingham Historian will present "Medical Practitioners and Medicines in Early Birmingham, 1871-1915"


    HACKnCRAFT NIGHT

    Presented by Red Mountain Makers

    August 28 - November 13, 2014

    2D and 3D Art Nights Collide! Join us for a night dedicated to crafting arts and hacking cir! Bring anything you want to craft (ie: painting, drawing, sewing, 3d printing or modeling, etc) and...more

    Dirt Dash 5K Fun Run/Family Walk

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 15, 2014

    Run the great trails of The Gardens and support the #1 Free Attraction in Alabama.

    More information will be announced soon

     


    Photography Class: Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 8 - November 15, 2014

    This class is designed to introduce the student to basic concepts in photography and digital camera operations including:
    • Image Capture - understanding the light, know your camera,...more

    The Dynamic Autumn Forest

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 15, 2014

    During this class, which includes a field trip, we will explore the fascinating transition of a forest from summer to winter. Topics to be covered range from seed dispersal and conditions...more

    The Dynamic Autumn Forest

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 15, 2014

    During this class, which includes a field trip, we will explore the fascinating transition of a forest from summer to winter. Topics to be covered range from seed dispersal and conditions...more

    Southeastern Outings dayhike at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

    November 15, 2014

    Join Southeastern Outings for a moderate 4-mile hike on the lovely, well-maintained trails in the 1000+-acre Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, one of the...more

    Southern Tales: The Lady With All the Answers

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 16, 2014

    Before there was Oprah, before there was Dr. Laura or Judge Judy, there was Ann Landers. For decades, the renowned advice columnist answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused...more

    Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    November 15 - November 16, 2014

    In this workshop you'll learn to move between the fire, hammer, and anvil. Using basic blacksmithing tools, you'll learn the techniques used to manipulate steel. Students can expect to...more

    Cast Iron Sculpture for Beginners

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    November 14 - November 16, 2014

    This workshop is designed for people with no experience in casting but who feel the creative urge to deign and produce their own unique piece of artwork. The class introduces you to the basic...more

    Iron & Bronze Casting: Artist Open Studio

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    November 14 - November 16, 2014

    Artist Open Studios are for artists and others who have some experience casting iron. Participants must attend all three days. Bronze will be cast on Saturday only. Participants are limited to a...more

    Southeastern Outings dayhike at the Moss Rock Preserve

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    November 16, 2014

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

    Science Café: The Science of Meteorolgoy

    Presented by McWane Science Center at John's City Diner, Birmingham

    November 18, 2014

    SPEAKER: J.P. Dice, Meteorologist, Fox 6

    Join other science geeks (and science novices) for an exciting presentation, lively discussion and a little science trivia at the Birmingham...more

    Family Yoga Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    September 3 - November 19, 2014

    Enjoy this unique opportunity for healthy fun with the family in the gardens. These classes encourage kids and families to explore and develop mind, body and being as they learn and practice...more

    Fall Into Science

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    September 10 - November 19, 2014

    Fall is in the air and so is science at McWane Science Center. Get lost in our Corny Maze, complete with corn stalks and some seriously silly science jokes. Challenge a friend to a game of corn...more

    Documentary Screening

    Presented by One Roof and YWCA Central Alabama at YWCA Birmingham, Birmingham

    November 21, 2014

    One Roof will host a screening of the documentary Storied Streets, followed by an educational session on smart solutions for what the community can do to end homelessness. This will include...more

    Photography Class: Seasonal Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 22, 2014

    This course will introduce the participant to techniques, tools and skills necessary to capture visually stunning and interesting images through the creation of a seasonal series of...more

    Woodland in a Jar

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 22, 2014

    Join Plant Adventure Program Specialist Brooke McMinn and Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator John Manion for a children's workshop creating a terrarium with species native to Alabama woodlands....more

    Magic City Half Marathon & 5K

    Presented by Magic City Half Marathon & 5K at Regions Field, Birmingham

    November 23, 2014

    The 4th annual Magic City Half Marathon Weekend promises to be the biggest ever! With a change in venue to Regions Field – home of the 2013 Southern League Champion Birmingham Barons –...more

    Jerusalem - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 23 - November 26, 2014

    The Promised Land for the Jews, the Holy Land to Christians, and the Land of the Prophets to the Muslim world.

    Explore for the first time in IMAX this crossroads of civilization and faith....more

    Co-Ed Volleyball at the YMCA

    Presented by YMCA of Greater Birmingham-The Downtown Branch

    October 14 - December 4, 2014

    Ready...Set...Spike!  Co-Ed Volleyball is coming back to the Downtown YMCA.  Are you in?

    Twelve-team maximum.  Game scheduling subject to change according to number of...more

    Tannehill Christmas Candlelight Tour

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

    December 5 - December 6, 2014

    The Christmas Candlelight Tour offers a holiday presentation of historical events based during the Civil War Era.

    Tannehill Park is a day use park open 365 days a year. Park usage is...more

    American Girl - Girls Just Like Me: Festival of Trees

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 7, 2014

     Celebrate the beauty of the season in The Gardens with American Girl fun! Enjoy crafting with fragrant plant material such as evergreen and cinnamon, a short hike, holiday story, and...more

    Photography Class: Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 6 - December 13, 2014

     This class is designed to introduce the student to basic concepts in photography and digital camera operations including:
    • Image Capture - understanding the light, know your...more

    Alabama Wildlife Center's Holiday Craft and Bake Sale

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center

    December 13, 2014

    Holiday-themed crafts and ornaments, handmade jewelry, quilts & throws, unique gifts with a natural theme, bird houses & feeders, homemade jams, jellies, preserves, candies, baked goods,...more

    Kitschy Christmas

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 14, 2014

     In this blast from the past class we will take a stroll down memory lane and revisit the soft tones and cheekiness of the 60's. Create small but interesting vignettes throughout the...more

    Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    December 13 - December 14, 2014

    In this workshop you'll learn to move between the fire, hammer, and anvil. Using basic blacksmithing tools, you'll learn the techniques used to manipulate steel. Students can expect to...more

    Iron & Bronze Casting: Artist Open Studio

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    December 12 - December 14, 2014

    Artist Open Studios are for artists and others who have some experience casting iron. Participants must attend all three days. Bronze will be cast on Saturday only. Participants are limited to a...more

    Cast Iron Sculpture for Beginners

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    December 12 - December 14, 2014

    This workshop is designed for people with no experience in casting but who feel the creative urge to deign and produce their own unique piece of artwork. The class introduces you to the basic...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Oak Mountain State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park

    December 14, 2014

    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...more

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