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    Independence Day Celebration

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

    July 2, 2015

    The Southern Museum of Flight will host an Independence Day Celebration with the US Air Force's own Band of the West Concert Band, Thursday, July 2nd.   The museum will open its doors for free starting at 4 pm before the performance at 7pm.  Jim N' Nick's will be on site with food and drinks - cash only.  Kid friendly STEM based aviation activities as well as face painting, balloon animals ...more


    Lunch and Learn: The Terrific Trio!

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 8, 2015

    Compost, soil and mulch - unearth what they are and how to use them properly.


    Passport to Imagination: Travel Memory

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 8, 2015

    Join us on an imaginary road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids' crafts at each stop. Today's craft: Travel Memory Game. $5.00 per session or 3 for $12. Supplies...more

    Passport to Imagination: Faux Stained Glass

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 10, 2015

    Join us on an imaginary road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids' crafts at each stop. Today's craft: Faux Stained Glass. $5.00 per session or 3 for $12. Supplies...more

    Art On The Rocks!

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art and Junior Patrons of the Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    July 10, 2015

    The Birmingham Museum of Art’s popular summer series Art On The Rocks, presented by Dale’s Seasoning, is back for its 11th season!  Featuring the best of Birmingham culture, Art On The...more

    Game On Birmingham 2015

    Presented by City of Birmingham Mayor's Office Division of Youth Services

    July 10, 2015

    Attention all Gamers! Just in time for the summer, DYS announces GAME ON Birmingham 2015. Taking place on Friday, July 10th, this FREE event will feature classic arcade games and...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

    Antique Engine & Tractor Show

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

    July 11, 2015

    Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park has more than 1,500 acres in three counties set aside for hiking, camping and outdoor recreation. A miniature railroad chugs through the pines. From...more

    Kids Club: Foam Printing

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 11, 2015

    They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in.

    Class Type: Kids
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    Passport to Imagination: Crayon and Watercolor Paiting

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 13, 2015

    Join us on an imaginary road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids' crafts at each stop. Today's craft: Crayon and Watercolor Painting. $5.00 per session or 3 for $12....more

    Flicks Among the Flowers: Top Gun

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 15, 2015

    Flicks Among The Flowers returns to Birmingham Botanical Gardens with three dates in 2015: May 13, June 24 and July 15. “Jurassic Park” welcomes the summer on May 13,...more

    Passport to Imagination: Pinchpot Monster

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 15, 2015

    Join us on an imaginary road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids' crafts at each stop. Today's craft: Pinchpot Monster. $5.00 per session or 3 for $12. Supplies...more

    The Voting Rights Act @ 50 Series: Restoring Your Right to Vote

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

    July 16, 2015

    This is the second of a three-part series that educates audiences about the Voting Rights Act and its ongoing legal challenges.


    Dirt Diggin' Summer Camp (rising 4k - 1st)

    Presented by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

    July 13 - July 17, 2015

    Ever thought much about dirt? From sticky mud to grainy sand, there is a wide variety. Not only will we learn about the different types of dirt, we will also discover what creatures and other...more

    Passport to Imagination: Tissue Paper Art

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 17, 2015

    Join us on an imaginary road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids' crafts at each stop. Today's craft: Tissue Paper Art. $5.00 per session or 3 for $12. Supplies...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

    Kids Club: Minion Project

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 18, 2015

    Drop in. Take home a completed project. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up, supplies included. 

    Class Type: Kids
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    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

    Passport to Imagination: Fringed Bell Anklet

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 20, 2015

    Join us on an imaginary road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids' crafts at each stop. Today's craft: Fringed Bell Anklet. $5.00 per session or 3 for $12. Supplies...more

    Lunch and Learn: The Understory

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 22, 2015

    No sun, no problem! Learn to love the shade and the plants that grow there!


    Passport to Imagination: Music Themed Painting

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 22, 2015

    Join us on an imaginary road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids' crafts at each stop. Today's craft: Music Themed Painting. $5.00 per session or 3 for $12. Supplies...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

    AWC Summer Day Camp for 1st-6th Graders

    Presented by Alabama Wildlife Center at Alabama Wildlife Center , Pelham

    July 20 - July 24, 2015

    Does your child love animals or enjoy being outdoors surrounded by nature? Is your child a future wildlife biologist or veterinarian who needs a place to develop his or her interests? If your...more

    Passport to Imagination: Water Bottle Holder

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 24, 2015

    Join us on an imaginary road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids' crafts at each stop. Today's craft: Water Bottle Holder. $5.00 per session or 3 for $12. Supplies...more

    Carroll Weekend Basketball Clinic

    Presented by Carroll Family Foundation at John Carroll High School, Homewood

    July 25, 2015

    Join Atlanta Hawks own, DeMarre Carroll, for his first annual special edition basketball clinic in celebration of the Carroll Weekend in Birmingham, AL. As a Birmingham native,...more

    Wild West Day

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

    July 25, 2015

    Round up your family and take a journey back to the Wild West! Watch Out! The Black Hat Gang is on the loose! Word on the street is they are looking for a train to rob! Don't worry, we'll have the...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

    Focus I: Identifited

    Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham

    June 5 - July 25, 2015

    The Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts is pleased to announce FOCUS, a new series of exhibitions that will spotlight local and regional art collections. The Southeastern United States...more

    Kids Club Button Frame

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 25, 2015

    They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in.

    Class Type: Kids
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    Hops & Heads Hullabaloo!

    Presented by The Kevin Turner Foundation and Wise Up! Initiative at Good People Brewery, Birmingham

    July 25, 2015

    The Kevin Turner Foundation and Wise Up! Initiative,

    Announce the First Annual “Hops & Heads Hullabaloo!”

    July 25th at Good People Brewing Co.

    “Hops & Heads...more

    Passport to Imagination: Duck Tape Bracelet

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 27, 2015

    Join us on an imaginary road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids' crafts at each stop. Today's craft: Duck Tape Bracelet. $5.00 per session or 3 for $12. Supplies...more

    Passport to Imagination: Duck Tape Wallet

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 29, 2015

    Join us on an imaginary road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids' crafts at each stop. Today's craft: Duck Tape Wallet and Pouch. $5.00 per session or 3 for $12....more

    Camp BREAD Summer Camp

    Presented by Birmingham Regional Empowerment and Development Center

    June 1 - July 31, 2015

    BREAD Center will provide its annual Camp BREAD at it's new location in Pratt Citty starting June 1, 2015! BREAD Center is a 21st Century Community Learning Center.
    Ages: K-8 grade...more

    Adventure Camp (rising 6th - 8th)

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

    July 27 - July 31, 2015

    This camp is for those on the go! Travel to different spots in and around Birmingham, as well as spend time hiking and exploring Ruffner Mountain. Field trip activities include: rock climbing...more

    Passport to Imagination: Make Believe Camera

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    July 31, 2015

    Join us on an imaginary road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids' crafts at each stop. Today's craft: Make Believe Camera. $5.00 per session or 3 for $12. Supplies...more

    McCalla Walla Music, Art & Rescue

    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

    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 Festival - Music, Art & Animal Rescue

    Presented by McCalla Walla Festival at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    August 1, 2015

    Come dance with us in a field between the Alabama pines as Rollin' In The Hay, Mandi Rae - Music, Brad Shirley Music, Nathan Peek & The New Thread, Heath Green &...more

    Kids Club: Rain Stick

    Presented by Michael's Arts & Crafts

    August 1, 2015

    They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in.

    Class Type: Kids
    Instructor...more

    Lunch and Learn: What's Bugging You?

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    August 5, 2015

    The ACES Diagnostic Plant Lab helps identify problems and give cures.


    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

    Kids' Try Me: Friendship Bracelets

    Presented by Joann

    June 27 - August 8, 2015

    Kids will learn during a 1-hour session with an instructor how to create their very own friendship bracelet to give to their best friend. Your child will exude confidence...more

    Kids' Try Me: Smocked Dress

    Presented by Joann

    June 20 - August 8, 2015

    Kids will learn during a 1-hour session with an instructor how to sew their very own smocked dress to wear to the beach. Your child will exude confidence in...more

    Willie Cole: Transformations

    Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham

    June 5 - August 8, 2015

    Willie Cole, among the most noted American artists of his generation, is recognized for his potent and poetic sculptures, compositions, and installations. Transforming everyday objects such as...more

    The Freedom Exhibition: Two Countries/One Struggle

    Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham

    June 5 - August 8, 2015

    The Comparative Civil Rights Photography of Spider Martin and Peter Magubane
    American Segregation and South African Apartheid
    50th Year Commemoration of the 1965 Voting Rights Act...more

    Inherited Scars: A Meditation on the Southern Gothic

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

    April 2 - August 9, 2015

    Throughout the spring 2015 semester, University of Alabama at Birmingham students from Photography in the South course have studied photographs made in and about the South. The curriculum...more

    Kids' Sewing 101: Headtime Story

    Presented by Joann

    June 16 - August 10, 2015

    Kids' will learn during a 3-hour session with an instructor how to sew their very own pillow for bedtime and story time. Your child will exude confidence in creating their very own pillow and...more

    Kids' Knitting 101: Kids Can Knit

    Presented by Joann

    July 11 - August 10, 2015

    Kids will learn the knitting basics with an instructor during a 3-hour session. This class will have your kids falling in love with the endless opportunities of yarn. Ages 8 &...more

    Kids' Sewing 201: Lets Pretend Apron

    Presented by Joann

    July 10 - August 11, 2015

    Kids will learn during a two 2-hour sessions with an instructor how to sew their very own apron for coooking in the kitchen. Your child will exude confidence in creating and...more

    Art On The Rocks!

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art and Junior Patrons of the Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 14, 2015

    The Birmingham Museum of Art’s popular summer series Art On The Rocks, presented by Dale’s Seasoning, is back for its 11th season!  Featuring the best of Birmingham culture, Art On The...more

    #DefendRivers Paddle

    Presented by Alabama Rivers Alliance

    August 14, 2015

    The #DefendRivers Campaign engages citizens across Alabama in raising awareness of water issues and communicating their significance to state elected officials and those seeking...more

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