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    Thyme to Read Book Club

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 6, 2016

    When: December 6
    Title: Monet’s Palate Cookbook
    Author: Aileen Bordman

    6:00 p.m.

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    American Girl: Festival of Trees

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 11, 2016

    For children age 5 and above
    Instructor: Robin Geurs

    Celebrate the beauty of the season in The Gardens with American Girl fun!  Enjoy crafting with fragrant plant material such...more

    Jingle Bell Breakfast

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    December 10 - December 17, 2016

    Bring your little elves for a Merry Morning at McWane! Enjoy a hot breakfast with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, make holiday crafts, build a snowman in Winter Wonderland, and ride the Ice Slide before...more

    Ride the Santa Special

    Presented by Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum at Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, Calera

    November 26 - December 17, 2016

    Take a train ride filled with Christmas Cheer as you ride the Santa Special! Board our vintage train decorated for the season and take a train ride where Santa will visit with all the boys and...more

    Wrecking Crew Workshop

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    December 10 - December 17, 2016

    Have you ever wondered how much work goes into making a model train display? Well, climb aboard and learn from the experts at the Wrecking Crew Workshop. This exclusive behind the scenes look at...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in DeSoto State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings at Applebee's Trussville, Trussville

    December 17, 2016

    Moderately easy hike in DeSoto State Park. We will hike along the beautiful West Fork of Little River.  We’ll also hike various other trails in the park and visit Lost Falls.  This is...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike along Buck Creek in Helena, AL

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    December 18, 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

    Noon Year's Eve

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    December 31, 2016

    Celebrate the New Year a few hours early at our first ever Noon Year’s Eve Celebration! Enjoy a spectacular science demonstration and dance the afternoon away as we count down to 2017 with a...more

    Santa vs. The Snowman - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 25 - December 31, 2016

    A lonely snowman finds Santa’s workshop. But when he sets off the perimeter alarms and is chased away, he wonders why he couldn’t be Santa and get all the love and fun this year. With the aid...more

    Bassnectar NYE 360°

    at Legacy Arena at the BJCC, Birmingham

    December 31, 2016

    NYE is on the event horizon, and that means we are preparing for another journey deep into the heart of the center with the #NYE360 spaceship and the entire Bassnectar Community gathering under...more

    Winter Wonderland and the Magic of Model Trains

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 19 - December 31, 2016

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year at McWane Science Center! The Magic of Model Trains and Winter Wonderland is back to delight families throughout the holiday season. Coast down the Ice...more

    Winter Wonderland and the Magic of Model Trains

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 19 - December 31, 2016

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year at McWane Science Center! The Magic of Model Trains and Winter Wonderland is back to delight families throughout the holiday season. Coast down the Ice...more

    ZooLight Safari Presented by Wells Fargo

    Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    December 9 - December 31, 2016

    Watch as the Zoo comes alive for 17 nights of holiday-centric fun at ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo! Be amazed by over one million lights, listen to holiday music and delight in festive...more

    Color and Coffee

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    December 13, 2016 - January 7, 2017

    Come relax and color your stress away. Enjoy some delicious coffee while you take a break from your busy day.


    Rocky Mountain Express - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 18, 2016 - January 8, 2017

    Retracing the original route aboard the majestic steam engine 2816, the audience is transported back to the age of steam to re-live this alpine nation-building odyssey. The film weaves...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Oak Mountain State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park

    January 8, 2017

    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

    MLK Day 5K Drum Run - Birmingham

    Presented by Leftover Energy, LLC

    January 14, 2017

    The MLK Day 5K Drum Run/Walk is a celebration of the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day here in Birmingham, Alabama. Starting and finishing in Kelly Ingram Park in the Civil Rights District,...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Oak Mountain State Park on a SATURDAY

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    January 14, 2017

    You are cordially invited to participate with Southeastern Outings on a moderate dayhike around the largest lake in Oak Mountain State Park.  This lake is variously called Beaver Lake, Oak...more

    Birmingham's Winter Wonderland

    Presented by Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    November 25, 2016 - January 15, 2017

    Want to experience a winter wonderland in the Magic City? Railroad Park plans to add an outdoor ice skating rink this winter. The ice rink will open the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, and stay...more

    Wild Africa - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    March 18, 2016 - January 31, 2017

    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

    I Do with a View 2017

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

    February 14, 2017

    Limited Number of Valentine’s Day wedding packages now available for purchase at Vulcan® Park and Museum. Reservations are available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis....more

    Chili Cook-Off

    Presented by The Exceptional Foundation at Brookwood Village, Birmingham

    March 4, 2017

    This is a fun, quirky, outdoor party offering good food, drink and friends at a "come as you are" event.  This event has developed a loyal following across a diverse audience base....more

    National Parks Adventure - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    May 20, 2016 - March 20, 2017

    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

    David Puxley: Wedgwood’s First Studio Potter

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

    April 18, 2015 - April 2, 2017

    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

    8th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival

    Presented by Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival at DeBardeleben Park in Downtown Historic Bessemer, Bessemer

    May 20, 2017

    In a state known for its music and bbq, the 8th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival combines the best of both Saturday, May 20th, 2017.  The event will take place at the beautiful...more

    Extreme Weather - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    January 20 - May 31, 2017

    Weather is one of the most dynamic forces shaping our planet, but now it’s more extreme and complex than ever. Extreme Weather takes us to the frontlines where few have gone. Travel...more

    Dream Big - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    February 22 - May 31, 2017

    Leveraging the scale of the giant screen, Dream Big showcases engineering’s impressive impact on our world and our lives. From Dubai’s record-high skyscrapers to bridges soaring through...more

    What's Lost is Found

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

    November 4, 2016 - June 11, 2017

    In May 2015, The Do Good Fund, a non-profit organization that acquires and exhibits photographs made in the American South, invited Lauren Henkin to be an artist-in-residence for a month in Hale...more

    Jazz House Poetry

    Presented by WordSpeak Literary Entertainment / We Are Rtists and REV Birmingham

    June 16, 2016 - July 20, 2017

    There is poetry, painting, opera! There will be amazing drinks (brought by You)!! This is the Ensley Your Grandparents remember.  The Ensley that is Alive with art!  The open mic at the...more

    Trails of Africa Exhibit

    Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The Birmingham Zoo is uniquely poised to blaze new trails in the history of elephant conservation. The forces of expertise and opportunity are aligned perfectly for the advancement of elephant...more

    Bama Belle

    at Bama Belle, Tuscaloosa

    Ongoing

     TAKING A CRUISE ON THE BAMA BELLE - enjoy Dinner cruises, sunset cruises, private party charters, special cruises.

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    BBG Treasure Map

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 10,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens' 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens, 30+ works of...more

    Soviet Era Aircraft at the Southern Museum of Flight

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

    Ongoing

    The Southern Museum of Flight recently acquired two Soviet-era aircraft – the Mi-24 Hind and the An-2 Colt. The aircraft arrived on April 10th, 2012 and the Hind is now on display. Our...more

    Mt Laurel Farm School

    Presented by Jones Valley Urban Farm at Mt Laurel Farm School, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The Mt Laurel Farm School is a 25 acre organic, neighborhood farm, located only 1.5 miles down the road from the center of town. With over 75 different crops growing throughout the year, there are...more

    Gardenmother's Garden at Sloss Quarters

    Presented by Birmingham Historical Society and Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    Located adjacent Birmingham Historical Society's 1905 house in Sloss Quarters, where industrial workers once lived and raised their food and medecine chest, the garden recreates a home garden of...more

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