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    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. Jerusalem is an historic media initiative that comprises a spectacular giant screen film and a multi-year, multi component public education programme.

    The film will convey the story of Jerusalem in all its ...more


    Winter Scavenger Hunt

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Birmingham

    December 7, 2014

    Enjoy a walk through the forest and search for answers to the clues from Ruffner’s Winter Scavenger Hunt. Once you have found all the answers, return your paper to the front desk and claim...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

    Introduction to Botany

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    December 13, 2014

    This class will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of botany, including plant tissues, anatomy of the major vegetative and reproductive structures of the plant body, global plant...more

    Polar Express and Touch a Transport

    Presented by Kid One Transport and Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    December 13, 2014

    10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Movie Showings This movie will begin with a sing-along with the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Each child will receive a conductor’s hat, goodies from the Candy Bar and a...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

    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

    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

    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

    Wednesday Night Studio Night

    Presented by PaperWorkers Local

    June 25 - December 17, 2014

    Every Wednesday night Paperworkers Local will be hosting an Open Studio for making art, discussing art, group projects and generally building community. Occasionally we might even take a field...more

    A Colonial Christmas at the American Village

    Presented by American Village at American Village, Montevallo

    December 9 - December 17, 2014

    Now accepting reservations for our annual Christmas Lunch and Tour.

    Your Luncheon hostess will be First Lady Dolley Madison. She will greet you in Liberty Hall, inspired...more

    Ride the Santa Special

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

    November 29 - December 20, 2014

    Santa rides the train with you and gives a special treat to each child!  Tell him what you would like for Christmas and take photos with Santa! Ride last around 1 hour.


    Bart’s Books: The Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing

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

    December 20, 2014

    Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

    This month, Bart has selected...more

    A Christmas Festival at St. Francis

    Presented by The Episcopal Church of St. Francis of Assisi

    December 21, 2014

    A Christmas Festival at St. Francis:
    Please join us on Sunday December 21st for a Christmas Festival at The Episcopal Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Indian Springs. The festivities will...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike along Buck Creek in Helena, AL

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    December 21, 2014

    Come explore the wilder side of Helena. Hike with Southeastern Outings on a lovely creekside trail in Helena in Shelby County. We should see some spring wildflowers...more

    Annual Community Kwanzaa

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

    December 30, 2014

    Join the spirit of family and community with its annual Kwanzaa program. The event kicks off with a hands-on workshop at 5:00 pm in the Abraham L. Woods Community Meeting Room. The community...more

    So Close to Heaven

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

    October 25 - December 31, 2014

    So Close to Heaven: Sacred Sculpture of Asia from the Collection of June “Jimmy” deH. and Henry H. Weldon includes pieces that date from the fifth to the twentieth centuries and come...more

    Artistic Perseverance

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

    October 14 - December 31, 2014

    "Artistic Perseverance" features the work of Steve R. Skipper, internationally known for his college and professional sports themes. This exhibition, which will be displayed in the...more

    Santa vs The Snowman - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 28 - December 31, 2014

    See this heartwarming story of a lonely snowman who at first is swept away by the magical wonders of Santa’s village, only to become jealous of all the attention Santa gets at Christmas....more

    Lights in Palisades Park

    Presented by Palisades Park at Palisades Park, Oneonta

    December 1 - December 31, 2014

    Palisades Park will sparkle each year when thousands of lights will be glowing. The public is invited to drive through to see the Christmas Light extravaganza. Local businesses, churches, clubs,...more

    Hester Bateman: Setting the Table for Female Enterprise

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

    May 10, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    When the widowed Hester Bateman took over her husband’s silver workshop in 1761, she faced the staggering challenge of running a physically and creatively demanding business at a time when...more

    To the Arctic - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    March 21, 2014 - January 8, 2015

    An extraordinary journey to the top of the world, the documentary adventure "To The Arctic" tells the ultimate tale of survival. The film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced...more

    Red Shoe Run

    Presented by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama at Rosewood Hall at SoHo Square, Homewood

    January 10, 2015

    Join us in helping the families who call the Ronald McDonald House "HOME"!

    Run, walk or jog! There is a race for everyone just in time to start off your New Year's...more

    Winter Wonderland Holiday Exhibit

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 22, 2014 - January 11, 2015

    Sleigh bells ring...are you listening?  It is the sound of Winter Wonderland at McWane Science Center.  Bring your family to the most magical place around this holiday season. ...more

    The Magic of Model Trains Exhibit

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 22, 2014 - January 11, 2015

    The holidays are picking up steam at McWane Science Center with the return of the Magic of Model Trains exhibit. Discover trains of every shape and size inside this popular exhibit which features...more

    A Few of My Favorite Things

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    January 11, 2015

    In this class we will create a tablescape that defines who we are using our favorite containers, favorite flowers and the objects we surround ourselves with. Participants are encouraged to bring a...more

    Wonders of the Universe

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

    October 14, 2014 - January 11, 2015

    On Oct. 14, "Wonders of the Universe," 21 paintings by local artist James Dean, Jr., opens in BCRI's Vann Gallery. The artist describes the works: "It is my sincere hope that...more

    Rocky Mountain Express - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    November 22, 2014 - January 11, 2015

    Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and relates the epic adventure of building the nation’s first...more

    TCI and the Company Town

    Presented by Iron and Steel Museum of Alabama at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, McCalla

    March 22, 2014 - March 12, 2015

    TCI and the Company Town explores the daily lives of Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company workers living in company towns in the Birmingham District. It features artifacts from various TCI...more

    Island of Lemurs: Madagascar - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    April 4, 2014 - March 27, 2015

    Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby, Dolphin Tale) narrates the IMAX documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, the incredible true story of nature’s greatest...more

    Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals and Their Contemporaries

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

    January 30 - April 26, 2015

    The exhibition, organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art and sponsored by PNC, will be on view from January 30 - April 26, 2015, and will feature works by the greatest masters of the Dutch...more

    6th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival

    Presented by Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival

    May 30, 2015

    Get ready for the 6th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival! The event will take place at the beautiful DeBardeleben Park located in Historic downtown  Bessemer, Alabama. It's a...more

    Alabama Symphony Orchestra: Symphony in the Summer

    Presented by Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    June 5 - June 7, 2015

    Kick off the summer in musical style with three days of FREE concerts. Bring out your lawn chairs and blankets to be serenaded under the stars with the beautiful music of your Alabama Symphony...more

    Smith Lake Poker Run

    Presented by Birmingham AIDS Outreach

    June 12 - June 13, 2015

    Smith Lake Poker Run is an annual fundraiser for Birmingham AIDS Outreach.  Guests attend the registration party on Friday evening and enjoy water, sun, and fun all day on Saturday. ...more

    Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming

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

    February 27 - August 1, 2015

    Between Fantasy and Reality takes a focused approach in exploring the early period of Alabama artist Frank Fleming. Fleming has been working as an artist in Alabama for over forty...more

    Documentaries After Dark 2015 Selections

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

    January 20 - December 31, 2015

    Join us at Emmet O'Neal Library on select Tuesday nights throughout the year for an evening of great documentary film!  Films start promptly at 6:30pm.  The films are usually not...more

    Trails of Africa Exhibit - Open April 2011

    Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham

    April 21, 2011 - Ongoing

    Blazing New Trails in Elephant Care and Conservation

    Much more than an attraction, Trails of Africa is the world’s first exhibit featuring a herd of African bull...more

    Bama Belle

    at Bama Belle, Tuscaloosa

    September 27, 2011 - Ongoing

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

    General Information ...more

    BBG Treasure Map

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 17, 2010 - 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

    April 10, 2012 - 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

    Red Mountain Park

    Presented by Red Mountain Park at Red Mountain Park, Birmingham

    April 25, 2012 - Ongoing

     

    Red Mountain Park consists of more than 1,200 acres, stretching four-and-a-half miles between the cities of Homewood and Bessemer, along the ridges and hollows of the mountain from...more

    Mt Laurel Farm School

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

    April 30, 2012 - 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

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