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    Art on R Mountain

    Presented by East Lake Arts District at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Birmingham

    April 4, 2015

    The 2015 Art on R Mountain is coming April 4th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Ruffner Mountain Nature Center lot. This will be the 5th anniversary of this unique art show and we are expecting this to be our biggest show yet!

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    Village Creek Canyon (field trip)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    April 15, 2015

    Village Creek Canyon, a little-known Freshwater Land Trust property to the west of Birmingham, is distinctive in several ways, not least of which is being the southernmost population of Tsuga...more

    Spring Identification of Native Woody Plants (elective)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    April 18, 2015

    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

    Darter Festival

    Presented by Southern Environmental Center and Railroad Park at Railroad Park, Birmingham

    April 18, 2015

    The Darter Festival creates civic pride by celebrating the Watercress, Vermillion, and Rush Darters. Alabama surpasses all eastern states in plant and animal diversity, ranking fifth in the...more

    EVERYDAY HERO 5K AND 1 MIFUN RUN

    Presented by YMCA of Chilton County

    April 18, 2015

    Mark your calendars for the YMCA's Everyday Hero 5k and Fun Run to benefit the Strong Kids Campaign! Bring the whole family and dress as your favorite superhero for a morning full of fun,...more

    4th Annual Faux-Lympics: a field day for grown-ups

    Presented by Gateway at Crestwood Park, Birmingham

    April 18, 2015

    Relive the glory days of your youth on Saturday, April 18 at the 4th Annual Faux-Lympics -- a field day for grown-ups! Support Gateway’s social services while earning top...more

    Summer Herb Smoothies-From the Heart

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    April 19, 2015

    Herbs are gifts of joy given to us by Nature! We'll explore the many herbs of the Herb Terrace and harvest some to be used in making our own delicious, fun, and easy fruit smoothies. A...more

    Day Out With Thomas

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

    April 10 - April 19, 2015

    All little engineers are invited to take a 25-minute train ride with Thomas! The fun-filled family experience includes photos with Sir Topham Hatt, putt-putt golf,  jumpstation, bubble...more

    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life in Pictures

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

    January 19 - April 19, 2015

    The Birmingham Museum of Art proudly honors the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with this selection of photos from our collection, documenting his extraordinary life and...more

    Day Out with Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015

    Presented by Day Out With Thomas at Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, Calera

    April 10 - April 19, 2015

    Peep! Peep! Thomas the Tank Engine™ is celebrating friendship at Day Out With Thomas®: The Celebration Tour 2015, and families across North America are invited aboard! Little engineers...more

    Recycled Crafts

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    April 21, 2015

    Celebrate Earth Day by upcycling. Registration begins April 7. Grades 1-3


    The Gracious Art of Flower Arranging

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 31 - April 21, 2015

    Flower arranging can be on of the most rewarding and exciting hobbies you can pursue. Learn the basic steps, principles of design, and enjoy the fun of creating arrangements using greenery and...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

    Southeastern Outings dayhike at the Moss Rock Preserve

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    April 26, 2015

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

    Mini Golf

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 1, 2015

    Challenges abound when we turn the library into a mini golf course. Registration begins April 17. Grades 4-6


    Mindbender Mansion

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    January 31 - May 3, 2015

    Mister E. and the Mindbender Society invite you to enter the wonderfully puzzling world of Mindbender Mansion, an eclectic place full of puzzles, brainteasers, and interactive challenges...more

    Beginning Zentangle

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 8, 2015

    Zentangle® is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is fun, relaxing, and anyone can use it to create beautiful pieces of art! It is enjoyed by a...more

    Acting Up:

    Presented by South City Theatre at South City Theatre, Columbiana

    March 9 - May 9, 2015

    Registration is now open for SCT's Spring ACTING UP Workshop to be led by Berry Middle School Theatre Teacher Dianne Daniels! Classes begin March 9, with performances on Thursday May 7, Friday...more

    Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 2 - May 9, 2015

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

    Birmingham Rose Show

    Presented by Birmingham Rose Society at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 9 - May 10, 2015

    The Birmingham Rose Society invites you to come see, smell, photograph and enjoy roses Mother's day weekend at the beautiful Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

    It's one of the largest...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike along Buck Creek in Helena, AL

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    May 10, 2015

    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

    The Sleeping Beauty

    Presented by The Stevan Grebel Center for Dance and Alabama Youth Ballet Guild at Pelham High School, Pelham

    May 16, 2015

    The Sleeping Beauty ballet
    Choreography by Stevan Grebel after Marius Petipa
    Music by Tchaikovsky

    Featuring the Alabama Youth Ballet Company, students of Grebel Dance and a...more

    Downtown Birmingham Grub Crawl

    Presented by Connect in the Kitchen

    May 16, 2015

    Saturday, May 16th 2015

    Shopping & Sampling:  4:00 - 7:00 pm

    Afterglow for Silver Spoon Pass Holders: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

    Downtown Birmingham offers so many exceptional...more

    Barber Historics featuring Lotus

    Presented by Barber Motorsports Park at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds

    May 15 - May 17, 2015

    The Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) in association with ZOOM Motorsports and Barber Motorsports Park is pleased to announce the first annual Barber Historics featuring Lotus to be held on...more

    After Hours @ the Plaza: Game Nite

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 22, 2015

    Put your game face on and team up with your fellow gamers! Join us for a night of board games, video games, snacks, door prizes and more!


    Children's Dance Classes

    Presented by The Stevan Grebel Center for Dance at Stevan Grebel Center for Dance, Pelham

    January 14 - May 23, 2015

    Creative Movement & Pre-Ballet Classes - Specifically designed by Deborah Grebel, for pre-school children to encourage self-expression and creative movement in a playful and nurturing...more

    Flora Photography

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 23, 2015

    This class is designed to teach the student how to capture images of the plants - shrubs, flowers, and trees - specific to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

    The class is organized into...more

    20th Annual Rickwood Classic

    Presented by Birmingham Barons at Rickwood Field, Birmingham

    May 27, 2015

    Since 1996 the Birmingham Barons have traveled back to historic Rickwood Field once a year to celebrate Birmingham's rich baseball past. The home of the Birmingham Barons from 1910-1987,...more

    6th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival

    Presented by Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival

    May 30, 2015

    Bessemer, Alabama  Barbecue and blues are a great combination so start planning for the 6th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival set for Saturday, May 30th. The event will...more

    Rail Safety Day

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

    June 4, 2015

    Free Train Rides & fun family activities!

    Alabama Operation LifeSaver, the Alabama Department of Transportation, and the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum co-sponsor Rail Safety Day at...more

    Tangles Inspired by the Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 6, 2015

    In this weekend workshop we will learn to use Tombow brush markers with water to create watercolor a large watercolor drawing of Zentangle® patterns that are inspired by the gardens. On...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

    42nd Annual Tannehill Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show

    Presented by Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    June 6 - June 7, 2015

    The first weekend in June is the traditional meeting time for our annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show. This outdoor show is known throughout the Southeast as both a fun and a friendly show. The...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

    Up Close & Personal: Macrophotography

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 6 - June 13, 2015

    This course will focus on all aspects of capturing, processing and displaying macro-photographic (extreme close-up) images using the plants, features and environment of Birmingham Botanical...more

    Junior Master Gardener

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 20, 2015

    The Junior Master Gardener program is an international youth gardening program of the university cooperative Extension network. JMG engages children in novel, “hands-on” group and...more

    Father's Day Limited

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

    June 20, 2015

    Treat Dad to a train ride through the forests of Shelby County!  See railroad artifacts, memorabilia, and books in restored depots, and visit the Railroad Signal Yard.  

    Dad...more

    Bright House Networks business solutions 1 Mile Challenge

    Presented by YMCA of Greater Birmingham-The Downtown Branch

    June 20, 2015

    This is not a fun run...but runners throughout the area will compete for the fastest mile in Birmingham.  Do you have what it takes?  A cash prize will be awarded to the fastest male and...more

    Water Features of the Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 20, 2015

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a target destination for photographers throughout the southeast, and offers many beautiful and interesting sights for them to capture with their...more

    Ride the Calera & Shelby RR Train

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

    March 14 - June 27, 2015

    RIDE THE TRAIN! The golden age of railroads and the rich heritage of the people who built and operated them come together at the Heart of Dixie, the official railroad museum for the state of...more

    Mysteries of the Unseen World - IMAX

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    January 9 - July 8, 2015

    Mysteries of the Unseen World will transport audiences to places on this planet that they have never been before, to see things that are beyond their normal vision, yet literally right in...more

    Seasonal Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 11, 2015

    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

    Junior Master Gardener

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 18, 2015

    The Junior Master Gardener program is an international youth gardening program of the university cooperative Extension network. JMG engages children in novel, “hands-on” group and...more

    Sloss Music & Arts Festival

    at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    July 18 - July 19, 2015

    The Inaugural Sloss Music & Arts Festival is a two-day music and lifestyle event taking place at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark on Saturday July 18 and Sunday July 19th of 2015. An...more

    PRIMETIME Family Reading Time

    Presented by YWoodlawn Family Resource Center and YWCA Central Alabama

    June 11 - July 23, 2015

    What is it?

    PRIMETIME Family Reading Time is a unique humanities-based and family-focused program proven to help children succeed academically and bond...more

    Water Features of the Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 25, 2015

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a target destination for photographers throughout the southeast, and offers many beautiful and interesting sights for them to capture with their...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

    McCalla Walla Music, Art & Rescue

    Presented by MCCalla Walla Festival at Tannehill State Park, McCalla

    August 1, 2015

    McCalla Walla is a grass-roots festival, the brainchild of McCalla residents looking to gather talented local and regional artists of all genres together for a day of food, fun,...more

    Family Yoga Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 14 - August 8, 2015

    Enjoy this unique opportunity for healthy fun with the family in the gardens. This energetic class will incorporate individual and partner yoga poses for strength and balance, plus breathing...more

    Junior Master Gardener

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 15, 2015

    The Junior Master Gardener program is an international youth gardening program of the university cooperative Extension network. JMG engages children in novel, “hands-on” group and...more

    Family Bootcamp Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    March 28 - August 22, 2015

    Join us for Family Bootcamp - a circuit training class, including the perfect combination of Hi Impact Cardio, Muscle Strengthening, and Core-focused exercises designed to give your entire family...more

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