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    Little Labs

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    October 1, 2014

    Little Labs is back and better than ever! Join us the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00 to 11:00 AM for this exciting theme based parent/child science program.

    TOPIC: SPIDERS, SCIENCE AND SLIME
    In this month's Little Lab, your young scientists will meet one of McWane's very own 8-legged friends, make and take a spider craft and mix a sample of ooey gooey spider web slime.

    ...more


    Village Creek Canyon

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 4, 2014

     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...more

    Shelby Humane Society's Bark in the Park

    Presented by Shelby Humane Society at Veteran's Park - Alabaster, Alabaster

    October 4, 2014

    Shelby Humane Society is happy to announce our annual Bark in the Park. This family-friendly event will feature adoption booths where you can find adorable pups looking for new homes, vendor...more

    Alabama Butterbean Festival

    Presented by Alabama Butterbean Festival at City of Pinson, Pinson

    October 3 - October 4, 2014

    The 2014 Alabama Butterbean Festival is stirring up pots of butterbeans and family fun for the 9th year on Friday and Saturday, October 3-4 in beautiful downtown...more

    Southeastern Outings Potluck Lunch and Dayhike

    Presented by Southeastern Outings at McDonald's across from the Galleria, Hoover

    October 4, 2014

    Paul Grist State Park is one of the state’s most uncrowded, yet scenic state parks containing hills, forests, fields and a large, beautiful, tree-lined lake....more

    IBERIABANK presents: Antiques at The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 2 - October 5, 2014

    Antiques at The Gardens will feature Tastemakers who are regionally and nationally known architects, interior designers and landscape designers. Each designer will curate themed areas with...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike, Canoe, Kayak, Cookout, Bicycle, Car Camp

    Presented by Southeastern Outings at McDonald's across from the Galleria, Hoover

    October 4 - October 5, 2014

    Paul Grist State Park is one of the state’s most uncrowded, yet scenic state parks containing hills, forests, fields and a large, beautiful, tree-lined lake.

    Dayhikes...more

    Whispers from the Past - A Native American Experience

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    October 5, 2014

    Bringing in more than 1500 people annually, this community-based project partners Aldridge Gardens with scholars in anthropology, archaeology, history, horticulture and ethnobotany, as well as...more

    Oak Mountain Big Fall Festival

    Presented by Red Mountain Entertainment and Oak Mountain Amphitheatre at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham

    October 1 - October 5, 2014

    Thrill Rides; Kiddie Rides; Fun for the entire family! This Oak Mountain Big Fall Festival, not to be confused with the Oak Mountain State Fair, will feature live music on the midway each night,...more

    Oscar’s Sunday Brunch

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

    October 5, 2014

     Enjoy delicious, locally-grown dishes from Oscar’s seasonal brunch menu in the beauty and comfort of the Museum with your family and friends. Space is limited. To make reservations,...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Tragedy at Sea

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

    October 5, 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

    Meet the Artist Reception: Photographer Joe De Sciose

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    October 9, 2014

    Meet award-winning photographer Joe De Sciose and get a first glance at his new exhibit at Aldridge Gardens. Joe was a Senior photographer at Southern Living Magazine for more than five years...more

    Introduction to Native Plant Conservation (core)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 11, 2014

     This course is a general introduction to plant conservation, focusing particularly on Alabama plants. We will cover a broad set of topics, including rarity ranking systems, invasive species,...more

    Art in Avondale Park

    Presented by Art in Avondale Park Alliance, Inc. at Avondale Park--Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, Birmingham

    October 11, 2014

    Join us for the 12th annual Art in Avondale Park.

    Art in Avondale Park is a single-day, unjuried art festival held during the autumn in historic Avondale Park. The event supports emerging...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike on the Limestone Rail Trail in Elkmont, Alabama

    Presented by Southeastern Outings at Hayden/Corner Park and Ride, Warrior

    October 11, 2014

    This trail is located in extreme North Alabama just to the west of I-65 and a few miles south of the Tennessee-Alabama border. The hike is rated easy. We will hike a total of 5.3 miles. There is...more

    Oktoberfest Trussville

    Presented by Oktoberfest Trussville at Holy Infant of Prague, Trussville

    October 11, 2014

    Authentic German Festival returns with additional free parking! 

    Trussville is again the site for a family-fun Oktoberfest this...more

    Day at the Depot

    Presented by Bessemer Hall of History Museum at Bessemer Hall of History , Bessemer

    October 11, 2014

    Join us for the 5th Annual Day at the Depot Open Car Show - with dozens of classic and antique automobiles. This show has quickly become a favorite for car collectors, fans, and spectators from...more

    Vulcan AfterTunes 2014: Dumpstaphunk

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

    October 12, 2014

    Vulcan Park and Museum will kick off its 10th year of Vulcan AfterTunes featuring The Revivalists, Dumpstaphunk and Milo Greene.

    Dumpstaphunk debuted in 2003 at the New Orleans Jazz &...more

    Cahaba River Fry-Down

    Presented by Cahaba River Society at Trussville Springs, Trussville

    October 12, 2014

    Join the Cahaba River Fry-Down for fun, friends and a good ole' fashioned fish fry!

    Learn more about the relationship between water quality and the health of humans and aquatic life...more

    Brushstrokes Between Cuts

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

    July 22 - October 12, 2014

    The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) will feature “Brushstrokes Between Cuts,” the first major visual art exhibition by local barber and artist Carter “Pooley”...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Oak Mountain State Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings and Oak Mountain State Park at Oak Mountain State Park , Pelham

    October 12, 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

    Creepy Creations

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 12, 2014

     In this class we will explore the vibrant jewel tones that explode during the fall season. Learn to make a creepy centerpiece using sticks, rocks, dried flowers, vines, cotton, gourds and...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Moon Jar, Korea

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

    October 12, 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

    Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

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

    October 11 - October 12, 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

    October 10 - October 12, 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

    October 10 - October 12, 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

    Principles of Fall Planting

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 16, 2014

     Fall can be the most satisfying planting season of the gardening year. The days are cooler, pests are fewer and watering demands are lower. To make the most of this wonderful season, join...more

    Taste of Hoover

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    October 16, 2014

    Taste of Hoover celebrates the variety of culinary styles found throughout the city. Enjoy an autumn evening with us strolling through the Gardens, listening to live entertainment, and of course...more

    Gandhi Jayanti and BMA Speaks

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

    October 17, 2014

    The Indian Cultural Society and the Museum present an evening in honor of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, Gandhi Jayanti (officially October 2). The evening begins with a program honoring student...more

    Earth Science Week Celebration

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    October 12 - October 18, 2014

    Are you ready for Earth Science Week! McWane Science Center will offer hands-on activities and programs designed to promote earth sciences. Learn how how geoscientists gather and interpret...more

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike along the shore of Lake Martin

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    October 18, 2014

    The Deadening Trail is among the most scenic and diverse hiking trails in Alabama. The cliffs of the Tallapoosa, the Needles Eye, and Lichen and Jasmine Bluffs are just a few of the unusual and...more

    Fall Plant Sale

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 18 - October 19, 2014

    Come join us for the 2014 Fall Plant Sale. Proceeds from the sale benefit The Gardens' mission to promote public knowledge and appreciation of plants, gardens and the environment. We fulfill...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Ceremonial Bird Effigy Grinding Stone (Metate)

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

    October 19, 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

    Southeastern Outings Dayhike in Red Mountain Park

    Presented by Southeastern Outings

    October 19, 2014

    Would it excite you to hear that Birmingham has secured a recreational, public park space in excess of 1,200 acres—an area larger than New York's Central Park? Could you, your friends...more

    This is My History

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

    October 19, 2014

    Join the Iron and Steel Museum at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park for a Community Corner pop-up exhibit!  On Sunday, October 19, bring an object that tells your story to the...more

    Helena 10 and Under Junior Team Tennis League

    Presented by 10 and Under Tennis Birmingham

    September 15 - October 20, 2014

     The 10 and Under Birmingham non-age eligible* junior team tennis league is here!! This league is for BEGINNERS who are between the ages of 7 and 10 years old. The league will run for six...more

    Science Café: Attention! Changing the Way Your Brain Processes Information

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

    October 21, 2014

    “Be prepared” is the scouting motto.  But it applies to your brain, too!  We will talk about how your brain prepares itself to weed out irrelevant information to get to the...more

    Mole Day

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    October 23, 2014

    Join us for hands-on activities throughout the day as we celebrate Mole Day! Mole Day commemorates Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry first...more

    18 for aTeam Golf Tournament

    Presented by aTeam Ministries at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Oxmoor Valley, Birmingham

    October 24, 2014

    The tournament, supporting aTeam Ministries, will be held at the beautiful Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Oxmoor Valley in Birmingham, AL on Friday, October 24, 2014. The format of the...more

    6th ANNUAL SUN SHINE & WINE CLASSIC DAY PARTY

    Presented by Star 23 Enterprise

    October 24, 2014

    WELCOME TO THE MAGIC CITY CLASSIC DAY PARTY KICK-OFF

    EARLYBIRD TICKETS $5

    MUA | LEGANDS | STAR 23 ENTERPRISE | HBCU ALUMNI'S| DIVINE 9

    BRING A FRIEND, TELL A FRIEND AND...more

    Mountain Bingo

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

    October 24, 2014

    Mark your calendars for Mountain Bingo on Friday, October 24th at 7pm. 

    You can purchase 9 bingo...more

    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...more

    Kokedama

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 25, 2014

    Meaning ‘moss’ (koke) and ‘ball’ (dama), kokedama is a Japanese art form that offers a whole new way of displaying house plants. In this hands-on workshop you’ll have...more

    Alabama’s Amazing Ecology (core)

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 25, 2014

     With sixty-four types of terrestrial ecosystems shaped by an unusual climate and rich geological history, Alabama's native plants number nearly 3,000 species. They are an important part...more

    National Chemistry Week Celebration

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham

    October 19 - October 25, 2014

    McWane Science Center joins the American Chemical Society, as well as schools and science centers around the country, in celebrating National Chemistry Week. McWane Science Center will offer...more

    Alabama Wildlife Center's Owl-O-Ween

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center , Pelham

    October 25, 2014

    Owl-O-Ween features children’s activities, live owl guests, bird of prey programs, an owl release, and complimentary candy.  Meet Alabama's native owls and the world's largest...more

    Vulcan AfterTunes 2014

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

    October 26, 2014

    Vulcan Park and Museum will kick off its 10th year of Vulcan AfterTunes featuring The Revivalists, Dumpstaphunk and Milo Greene.

    Milo Greene quintet is a cinematic pop group coming out of...more

    Ride the Pumpkin Patch Express

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

    October 4 - October 26, 2014

    The entire family will enjoy an autumn ride aboard the Pumpkin Patch Express. Join in the fun as we visit the pumpkin patch for a hayride, jumpstation, cornstalk maze, coloring, and fun tattoos....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

    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

    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

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