So many festivals. So little time.

It seems like there’s always something happening here. More big events. More new festivals. More of everything. To the point where you’ll wish you had more time.


Festivals and Events in Birmingham

Birmingham is quickly becoming the go-to festival destination in the Southeast. It’s about music. It’s about art. It’s about film. It’s about food. The festival scene around here is about a lot things, and it’s about time you experienced it for yourself.

Featured Festivals and Events In Birmingham
Experience The 77th Annual McDonald's Magic City Classic presented by Coca-Cola returns to Legion Field on Saturday, October 27. Concerts, tailgates, comedy, football and so much more.

The 77th Annual McDonald's Magic City Classic presented by Coca-Cola

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Current & Upcoming Events

  • Alabama Splash Adventure Fall Festival

    Presented by Alabama Splash Adventure, Alabama's Splash Adventure Waterpark, Bessemer

    Say goodbye to summer and hello to Alabama Splash Adventure’s 1st Annual Fall Festival! Alabama Splash Adventure will turn the amusement ride section into a festive fall playground every Saturday

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  • Pumpkin Patch Express

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

    Board our vintage train for a beautiful autumn ride through the scenic forests of Shelby County. Lots of fun awaits at the Pumpkin Patch as you visit the Great Pumpkin,

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  • Sloss Fright Furnace

    Presented by Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    Sloss Fright Furnace has created a terrifying experience that takes you into the deepest, darkest parts of Sloss furnace. Tickets can be purchased at our Box Office on site or online.

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  • The Great Pumpkin Patch Halloween Festival

    Presented by The Great Pumpkin Patch, LLC, Great Pumpkin Patch, Hayden

    Plenty of activities for kids! And those still young at heart can enjoy sitting under a shade tree listening to music, watching the kids or enjoying any of the wonderful

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  • The Nutcracker

    Presented by Birmingham Ballet, Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    Celebrate the Holidays with Birmingham Ballet’s The Nutcracker – a Magic City Holiday Tradition! Moving this year to the historic Alabama Theatre… this production features elaborate costumes and sets along

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Shop Save & Share

10-28-2018

Presented by Junior League of Birmingham at Junior League of Birmingham, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 12:00 am Tue, Oct 23 @ 12:00 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 12:00 am + 4 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 12:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 12:00 am Sat, Oct 27 @ 12:00 am Sun, Oct 28 @ 12:00 am - less dates and times

Shop Save & Share is Birmingham's premier shopping event, benefitting the Junior League of Birmingham's 38 community projects serving women and children in Birmingham. Purchase a $40 card to receive 20% off at over 500 area stores, restaurants...

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Shop Save & Share is Birmingham's premier shopping event, benefitting the Junior League of Birmingham's 38 community projects serving women and children in Birmingham. Purchase a $40 card to receive 20% off at over 500 area stores, restaurants and businesses October 17-28.

Purchase your virtual Shop Save & Share card through Planet Fundraiser at http://bit.ly/2018shopsaveshare beginning September 11 or buy a card at select participating retailers. Visit http://www.shopsaveandshare.netfor more information.

Join us for the Shop Save & Share kickoff party October 17 at The Summit and shop with purpose for the women & children of Birmingham this October!

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Fall Color Trail

11-09-2018

Presented by Alabama Tourism Department at Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 7:00 am Tue, Oct 23 @ 7:00 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 7:00 am + 16 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 7:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 7:00 am Sat, Oct 27 @ 7:00 am Sun, Oct 28 @ 7:00 am Mon, Oct 29 @ 7:00 am Tue, Oct 30 @ 7:00 am Wed, Oct 31 @ 7:00 am Thu, Nov 01 @ 7:00 am Fri, Nov 02 @ 7:00 am Sat, Nov 03 @ 7:00 am Sun, Nov 04 @ 7:00 am Mon, Nov 05 @ 7:00 am Tue, Nov 06 @ 7:00 am Wed, Nov 07 @ 7:00 am Thu, Nov 08 @ 7:00 am Fri, Nov 09 @ 7:00 am - less dates and times

Alabama is beautiful throughout the year but especially in the fall. As the greens of summer surrender to glittering yellow poplars, scarlet dogwoods, orange maples and golden hickories, Alabama unfolds its patchwork quilt of color. This blend of...

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Alabama is beautiful throughout the year but especially in the fall. As the greens of summer surrender to glittering yellow poplars, scarlet dogwoods, orange maples and golden hickories, Alabama unfolds its patchwork quilt of color. This blend of brilliant autumn foliage, coupled with cooler temperatures and an occasional gentle breeze, makes for an unforgettable experience. Fall colors will begin showing in the mountains of North Alabama in early October and then sweep across the region. Colors will be at their peak from late October to early November. See website for map with projected color changes.

Suggested viewing areas in Central Alabama: (1) At Oak Mountain State Park  in Pelham, take in the view from Peavine Overlook and Peavine Falls. (2) Head north to Oneonta/Blount County and enjoy the color from Horton MillOld Easley or Swann covered bridges and Palisades Park. Take the drive on I-59 up Whitney Mountain near Oneonta, and proceed up U.S. 231. (3) In Cullman/Cullman County, the Ave Maria Grotto and the 277-foot-long, 90-foot-high Clarkson Covered Bridge offer excellent views, as do scenic drives U.S. 31 and 278.

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Visual Arts Exhibit Featuring Printmakers Ellie Fritz and Lauren Blackburn

11-16-2018

Presented by Alabama School of Fine Arts at Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 23 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 8:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 8:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 8:00 am Mon, Oct 29 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 30 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 31 @ 8:00 am Thu, Nov 01 @ 8:00 am Fri, Nov 02 @ 8:00 am Mon, Nov 05 @ 8:00 am Tue, Nov 06 @ 8:00 am Wed, Nov 07 @ 8:00 am Thu, Nov 08 @ 8:00 am Fri, Nov 09 @ 8:00 am Mon, Nov 12 @ 8:00 am Tue, Nov 13 @ 8:00 am Wed, Nov 14 @ 8:00 am Thu, Nov 15 @ 8:00 am Fri, Nov 16 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Artists and Alabama School of Fine Arts alums Ellie Fritz and Lauren Blackburn create an energetic and dynamic exhibit with new work made during their residency at ASFA. Student work will also be featured.

Artists and Alabama School of Fine Arts alums Ellie Fritz and Lauren Blackburn create an energetic and dynamic exhibit with new work made during their residency at ASFA. Student work will also be featured.

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The Great Pumpkin Patch Halloween Festival

10-31-2018

Presented by The Great Pumpkin Patch, LLC at Great Pumpkin Patch, Hayden
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 23 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 8:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 8:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 8:00 am Sat, Oct 27 @ 8:00 am Sun, Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Oct 29 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 30 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 31 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Plenty of activities for kids! And those still young at heart can enjoy sitting under a shade tree listening to music, watching the kids or enjoying any of the wonderful food and sweets from the Red Barn Kitchen or famous Pie House.

Much of...

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Plenty of activities for kids! And those still young at heart can enjoy sitting under a shade tree listening to music, watching the kids or enjoying any of the wonderful food and sweets from the Red Barn Kitchen or famous Pie House.

Much of the Great Pumpkin Patch has been newly renovated and updated. We have a totally new inflatable park with a Great Jumpin' Pumpkin, incredible Super Slide that is fun for young and a Smaller Slide for those not quite ready for the challenge of the Super Slide. The all new Bungee Run is a great way to challenge friends and family to a competition of strength and skill and provides loads of laughter for those watching the challenge.

The Great Pumpkin Patch Train is all new and is a fun way to ride around the pumpkin patch. It provides an excellent opportunity for photos that will be treasured for a lifetime.

Our Wagons are totally new and ready for rides out to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin to take home.

The new Hay Pyramid for kids is built just for climbing and jumping onto a soft bed of hay just like growing up on a farm. There is a great place for parents and grandparents to sit and enjoy a cool drink or snack and watch the kids master the pyramid.

The Petting Zoo is ready for young and old to see and pet different farm animals in a safe and fun setting.

Of course, we will have Live Entertainment and a Halloween Costume Contest.  There will be other games and events throughout the month including a craft weekend with local artisans to show off and sell their artwork.  And the Country Store is well stocked with local goods and other items for sale.

The Pony Rides are always a favorite for kids as well!

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"Oh, the Places You'll Go!" Art Exhibition

10-31-2018

Presented by Birmingham-Southern College at Durbin Gallery of the Doris Wainwright Kennedy Art..., Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 8:30 am Tue, Oct 23 @ 8:30 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 8:30 am + 5 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 8:30 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 8:30 am Mon, Oct 29 @ 8:30 am Tue, Oct 30 @ 8:30 am Wed, Oct 31 @ 8:30 am - less dates and times

The Durbin Gallery at Birmingham-Southern College features the work of artist and alumnus Chris Forgey this October.

“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”—in conjunction with the annual Art Students League/Sloss Furnaces iron pour—is an...

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The Durbin Gallery at Birmingham-Southern College features the work of artist and alumnus Chris Forgey this October.

“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”—in conjunction with the annual Art Students League/Sloss Furnaces iron pour—is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Forgey, a 1999 BSC bachelor of fine arts graduate. It will be on display Oct. 5-31.

More than 100 acrylic or water-based works, including paintings on canvas, wood panel, paper, and collage, will be on display in the gallery.

“The title of the show is based on the mid-point of my career,” said Forgey, a native of Huntsville who now lives in Atlanta. “I’ve traveled for my work extensively and around the globe, and have absorbed a tremendous amount of information from being exposed to other cultures.”

Forgey specialized in sculpture and mixed media as a student at both BSC and Florida State, where he obtained a master of fine arts. He also holds a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Houston. His day job is at The Alliance Center as a preconstruction director.

“I originally had the idea to do an architectural sculpture installation for this show,” he said. “My first love, though, has always been painting and drawing throughout my career, which is a departure from my 9 to 5 dealing with architectural design and spatial concepts.”

The Durbin Gallery is housed in the Kennedy Art Center/Azar Studios complex.

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Anne Herbert

10-31-2018

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 9:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 27 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Oct 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Friends Gallery / Sep 4 - Sep 30, 2018
Plaza Gallery / Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2018
Anne Herbert is a Visual Art Instructor at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. She received her MFA in 2013 from the University of Alabama and her BFA in Painting from the...
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Friends Gallery / Sep 4 - Sep 30, 2018
Plaza Gallery / Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2018
Anne Herbert is a Visual Art Instructor at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. She received her MFA in 2013 from the University of Alabama and her BFA in Painting from the University of Montevallo in 2007. Professionally, Anne has taught at University and high school levels, worked in museum education, coordinated outreach programs and managed galleries. Anne maintains a strong creative practice and exhibits regularly throughout the southeast and nationally. Her paintings, material, image, and conceptual research are bolstered by contemporary methodologies but grounded in historical painting philosophies.
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Teen Six Word Story Contest

10-31-2018

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 9:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 27 @ 9:00 am Sun, Oct 28 @ 9:00 am Mon, Oct 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Teen Six Word Story Contest

MON, October 1 – WED, October 31

The Homewood Public Library is challenging any 6th-12th grader in Jefferson County to write a story with just six words! Register online.

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Teen Six Word Story Contest

MON, October 1 – WED, October 31

The Homewood Public Library is challenging any 6th-12th grader in Jefferson County to write a story with just six words! Register online.

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Tell Me a Story Picture Book Contest

10-22-2018

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 9:00 am

(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story. The book must include a title, cover art, story, and illustrations. Submit the...

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(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story. The book must include a title, cover art, story, and illustrations. Submit the entry to the children’s desk October 1-22 on 8 ½ by 11 paper in portrait alignment. Entries can be no more than 32 pages and no less than 20 pages. Only one entry per child. Winners will get a bound copy of their book added to the circulating picture book collection.

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Misty Bennett

11-28-2018

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 9:00 am + 35 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 27 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Oct 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 31 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 01 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 02 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 03 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 04 @ 2:00 am Mon, Nov 05 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 06 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 07 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 08 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 09 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 10 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Nov 12 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 13 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 14 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 15 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 16 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 17 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Nov 19 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 20 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 21 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 22 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 23 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Nov 26 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 27 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 28 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Friends Gallery / Oct 2 - Oct 31, 2018
Plaza Gallery / Nov 1 – Nov 28, 2018
Misty Bennett is a painter living in Birmingham, Alabama. Her abstract paintings are based on landscapes and waterfalls with an emphasis on texture, movement and...
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Friends Gallery / Oct 2 - Oct 31, 2018
Plaza Gallery / Nov 1 – Nov 28, 2018
Misty Bennett is a painter living in Birmingham, Alabama. Her abstract paintings are based on landscapes and waterfalls with an emphasis on texture, movement and mark-making. Her work is about memory and experience, and the way that the two affect each other. She was born and raised in Idaho, and the landscape of the West continues to influence her work today. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design (B.F.A. 1996) and the University of Georgia (M.F.A. 2002) in Drawing and Painting, she has taught painting at the University of Montevallo in Alabama since 2003. Her paintings have been widely exhibited in galleries and museums across the Southeast and are part of the permanent collection of the University of Georgia, the College of Osteopathic Medicine (Dothan, AL) and Carmichael Library at the University of Montevallo.
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Natalie Harrison

11-27-2018

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 9:00 am + 34 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 27 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Oct 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 31 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 01 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 02 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 03 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 04 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Nov 05 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 06 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 07 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 08 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 09 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 10 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Nov 12 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 13 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 14 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 15 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 16 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 17 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Nov 19 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 20 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 21 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 22 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 23 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Nov 26 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 27 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

George P. Farmer Gallery / Oct 2 – Nov 27, 2018

Natalie Harrison was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her BFA from Middle Tennessee State University in 2009 and her MFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2013....

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George P. Farmer Gallery / Oct 2 – Nov 27, 2018

Natalie Harrison was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her BFA from Middle Tennessee State University in 2009 and her MFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2013. Natalie currently lives and works in Birmingham, Alabama.

 

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National Chemistry Week

10-27-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 9:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 27 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

McWane Science Center joins the American Chemical Society in celebrating the importance of chemistry in our everyday lives. Plus, Mole Day on October 23rd commemorates Avogadro’s Number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a basic measuring unit in...

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McWane Science Center joins the American Chemical Society in celebrating the importance of chemistry in our everyday lives. Plus, Mole Day on October 23rd commemorates Avogadro’s Number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry first discovered by Amadeo Avogadro.

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Wet Media Illustrated with Melissa Shultz-Jones

10-22-2018

Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 9:30 am

Melissa will demonstrate how to create exquisite mixed media paintings using watercolor, gouache, ink and some dry mediums as well. See how beautiful the loose spontaneity of watercolor washes can be when juxtaposed to the refined detail of line...

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Melissa will demonstrate how to create exquisite mixed media paintings using watercolor, gouache, ink and some dry mediums as well. See how beautiful the loose spontaneity of watercolor washes can be when juxtaposed to the refined detail of line art. Drawing devices such as negative space, perspective and linework will be discussed. Learn how to create your own unique characters that bring your artwork to life.

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THE U.S. CONSTITUTION AND ITS MEANING TODAY

10-29-2018

Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Vestavia Hills Civic Center & Wald Park, Vestavia Hills
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 10:30 am Mon, Oct 29 @ 10:30 am

OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents The U.S. Constitution and Its Meaning Today with Dr. James Day, Professor of History, University of Montevallo.  The first three words of the Constitution are "We the People", clarifying that the people govern...

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OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents The U.S. Constitution and Its Meaning Today with Dr. James Day, Professor of History, University of Montevallo.  The first three words of the Constitution are "We the People", clarifying that the people govern this nation, and was written in 1787 to replace the Articles of Confederation of 1777.  Its articles describe the separation of powers, defining equal but separate branches; the concept of federalism, laying out the rights and responsibilities of state governments; and the necessary steps to ratify and amend the Constitution.  It has been amended 27 times and the first ten amendments are the Bill of Rights. Professor day will walk us though this document with the first session (Oct 22) a historical perspective on "The Road to Philadelphia", and final session (Oct 29) discussing current applications as a prelude to November general elections.

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Steps to Starting a Franchise Business

10-22-2018

Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm

The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) and Birmingham SCORE will be offering Steps to Starting a Franchise Business, a monthly how-to seminar on franchising at the Central Library. The seminar will explore how franchising can take the risk out of...

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The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) and Birmingham SCORE will be offering Steps to Starting a Franchise Business, a monthly how-to seminar on franchising at the Central Library. The seminar will explore how franchising can take the risk out of starting your own business and becoming self-employed. Greg Foss, a career transition coach with The Entrepreneur’s Source® and SCORE mentor, will facilitate the seminar.

Topics to be covered in the seminar include: common myths and truths about franchising, the importance of knowing your personal goals before taking the plunge, non-standard ownership options, how to finance your business, how to research and select the right franchise, and resources that are available to help you with your research.

For further information about the seminars or about resources available at the Birmingham Public Library relating to small business development, please contact Jim Murray in the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department at jmurray@bham.lib.al.us or by phoning 205-226-3691.

Central Library/Linn-Henley Research Library/Arrington Auditorium/4th floor

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Fall Harvest at Old Baker Farm

10-31-2018

Presented by Old Baker Farm at Old Baker Farm, Harpersville
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm + 5 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm Mon, Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

The Old Baker Farm stands as a historic marker of days gone by. Homesteaded over 200 years ago, the Old Baker Farm withstood the perils of the Civil War and remains today as a traditional family farm, growing crops from cotton to corn, including...

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The Old Baker Farm stands as a historic marker of days gone by. Homesteaded over 200 years ago, the Old Baker Farm withstood the perils of the Civil War and remains today as a traditional family farm, growing crops from cotton to corn, including pumpkins.

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Free Tutoring

10-29-2018

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 3:30 pm Mon, Oct 29 @ 3:30 pm

(K-12 grade) Get help in K-12 subjects from Homewood High School Peer Helpers and surprise guests from the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

(K-12 grade) Get help in K-12 subjects from Homewood High School Peer Helpers and surprise guests from the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

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Ponyo

10-22-2018

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 3:30 pm

(all ages) A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become human after falling in love with him.

(all ages) A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become human after falling in love with him.

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Tween/Teen Coders

10-22-2018

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm

Join Tween/Teen Coders, a new event that is open to 4th-12th graders who are interested in learning the basics of computer coding. No registration required, but participants are encouraged to bring their laptops.    Held in Room 102 (Lower Level).

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Join Tween/Teen Coders, a new event that is open to 4th-12th graders who are interested in learning the basics of computer coding. No registration required, but participants are encouraged to bring their laptops.    Held in Room 102 (Lower Level).

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Boo at the Zoo

10-31-2018

Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm Tue, Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm + 7 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm Fri, Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm Sun, Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm Mon, Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm Tue, Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm - less dates and times

Come experience the excitement on Henley Park with inflatables, ghostly Ghoul School, Bat Keeper Chats and so much more! Guests are invited to wear their favorite family-friendly costumes as they partake in the festivities.

Trick or Treat Lane...

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Come experience the excitement on Henley Park with inflatables, ghostly Ghoul School, Bat Keeper Chats and so much more! Guests are invited to wear their favorite family-friendly costumes as they partake in the festivities.

Trick or Treat Lane will be the sought after candy place for anyone with a sweet tooth! Take a wild ride around the Zoo on our Eerie Express Train. The Spider Slide, Ghost Rollers and Scarousel are just a few thrills that are sure to entertain children of all ages.

Meet members of our animal family at the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital Wildlife Show and around the park with Animal Greetings. Boogie down at the Monster Mash dance party under the Safari Peak.

Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo is one spook-tacular event you won’t want to miss!

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Basic Microsoft Excel

10-22-2018

Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm

 Call 205-978-4679 to register. Class takes place in the Electronic Classroom of the Vestavia Hills Library.

 Call 205-978-4679 to register. Class takes place in the Electronic Classroom of the Vestavia Hills Library.

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Monday Night Tai Chi for Beginners

10-22-2018

Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm

Monday, October 22, 6-7 p.m.

Community Room

Low-impact, slow-motion exercise taught by a certified instructor. Registration not required. Open to everyone 18+.

Monday, October 22, 6-7 p.m.

Community Room

Low-impact, slow-motion exercise taught by a certified instructor. Registration not required. Open to everyone 18+.

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Shop Save & Share

10-28-2018

Presented by Junior League of Birmingham at Junior League of Birmingham, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 12:00 am Tue, Oct 23 @ 12:00 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 12:00 am + 4 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 12:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 12:00 am Sat, Oct 27 @ 12:00 am Sun, Oct 28 @ 12:00 am - less dates and times

Shop Save & Share is Birmingham's premier shopping event, benefitting the Junior League of Birmingham's 38 community projects serving women and children in Birmingham. Purchase a $40 card to receive 20% off at over 500 area stores, restaurants...

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Shop Save & Share is Birmingham's premier shopping event, benefitting the Junior League of Birmingham's 38 community projects serving women and children in Birmingham. Purchase a $40 card to receive 20% off at over 500 area stores, restaurants and businesses October 17-28.

Purchase your virtual Shop Save & Share card through Planet Fundraiser at http://bit.ly/2018shopsaveshare beginning September 11 or buy a card at select participating retailers. Visit http://www.shopsaveandshare.netfor more information.

Join us for the Shop Save & Share kickoff party October 17 at The Summit and shop with purpose for the women & children of Birmingham this October!

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Fall Color Trail

11-09-2018

Presented by Alabama Tourism Department at Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 7:00 am Tue, Oct 23 @ 7:00 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 7:00 am + 16 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 7:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 7:00 am Sat, Oct 27 @ 7:00 am Sun, Oct 28 @ 7:00 am Mon, Oct 29 @ 7:00 am Tue, Oct 30 @ 7:00 am Wed, Oct 31 @ 7:00 am Thu, Nov 01 @ 7:00 am Fri, Nov 02 @ 7:00 am Sat, Nov 03 @ 7:00 am Sun, Nov 04 @ 7:00 am Mon, Nov 05 @ 7:00 am Tue, Nov 06 @ 7:00 am Wed, Nov 07 @ 7:00 am Thu, Nov 08 @ 7:00 am Fri, Nov 09 @ 7:00 am - less dates and times

Alabama is beautiful throughout the year but especially in the fall. As the greens of summer surrender to glittering yellow poplars, scarlet dogwoods, orange maples and golden hickories, Alabama unfolds its patchwork quilt of color. This blend of...

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Alabama is beautiful throughout the year but especially in the fall. As the greens of summer surrender to glittering yellow poplars, scarlet dogwoods, orange maples and golden hickories, Alabama unfolds its patchwork quilt of color. This blend of brilliant autumn foliage, coupled with cooler temperatures and an occasional gentle breeze, makes for an unforgettable experience. Fall colors will begin showing in the mountains of North Alabama in early October and then sweep across the region. Colors will be at their peak from late October to early November. See website for map with projected color changes.

Suggested viewing areas in Central Alabama: (1) At Oak Mountain State Park  in Pelham, take in the view from Peavine Overlook and Peavine Falls. (2) Head north to Oneonta/Blount County and enjoy the color from Horton MillOld Easley or Swann covered bridges and Palisades Park. Take the drive on I-59 up Whitney Mountain near Oneonta, and proceed up U.S. 231. (3) In Cullman/Cullman County, the Ave Maria Grotto and the 277-foot-long, 90-foot-high Clarkson Covered Bridge offer excellent views, as do scenic drives U.S. 31 and 278.

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Visual Arts Exhibit Featuring Printmakers Ellie Fritz and Lauren Blackburn

11-16-2018

Presented by Alabama School of Fine Arts at Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 23 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 8:00 am + 17 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 8:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 8:00 am Mon, Oct 29 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 30 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 31 @ 8:00 am Thu, Nov 01 @ 8:00 am Fri, Nov 02 @ 8:00 am Mon, Nov 05 @ 8:00 am Tue, Nov 06 @ 8:00 am Wed, Nov 07 @ 8:00 am Thu, Nov 08 @ 8:00 am Fri, Nov 09 @ 8:00 am Mon, Nov 12 @ 8:00 am Tue, Nov 13 @ 8:00 am Wed, Nov 14 @ 8:00 am Thu, Nov 15 @ 8:00 am Fri, Nov 16 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Artists and Alabama School of Fine Arts alums Ellie Fritz and Lauren Blackburn create an energetic and dynamic exhibit with new work made during their residency at ASFA. Student work will also be featured.

Artists and Alabama School of Fine Arts alums Ellie Fritz and Lauren Blackburn create an energetic and dynamic exhibit with new work made during their residency at ASFA. Student work will also be featured.

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The Great Pumpkin Patch Halloween Festival

10-31-2018

Presented by The Great Pumpkin Patch, LLC at Great Pumpkin Patch, Hayden
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 23 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 8:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 8:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 8:00 am Sat, Oct 27 @ 8:00 am Sun, Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm Mon, Oct 29 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 30 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 31 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Plenty of activities for kids! And those still young at heart can enjoy sitting under a shade tree listening to music, watching the kids or enjoying any of the wonderful food and sweets from the Red Barn Kitchen or famous Pie House.

Much of...

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Plenty of activities for kids! And those still young at heart can enjoy sitting under a shade tree listening to music, watching the kids or enjoying any of the wonderful food and sweets from the Red Barn Kitchen or famous Pie House.

Much of the Great Pumpkin Patch has been newly renovated and updated. We have a totally new inflatable park with a Great Jumpin' Pumpkin, incredible Super Slide that is fun for young and a Smaller Slide for those not quite ready for the challenge of the Super Slide. The all new Bungee Run is a great way to challenge friends and family to a competition of strength and skill and provides loads of laughter for those watching the challenge.

The Great Pumpkin Patch Train is all new and is a fun way to ride around the pumpkin patch. It provides an excellent opportunity for photos that will be treasured for a lifetime.

Our Wagons are totally new and ready for rides out to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin to take home.

The new Hay Pyramid for kids is built just for climbing and jumping onto a soft bed of hay just like growing up on a farm. There is a great place for parents and grandparents to sit and enjoy a cool drink or snack and watch the kids master the pyramid.

The Petting Zoo is ready for young and old to see and pet different farm animals in a safe and fun setting.

Of course, we will have Live Entertainment and a Halloween Costume Contest.  There will be other games and events throughout the month including a craft weekend with local artisans to show off and sell their artwork.  And the Country Store is well stocked with local goods and other items for sale.

The Pony Rides are always a favorite for kids as well!

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"Oh, the Places You'll Go!" Art Exhibition

10-31-2018

Presented by Birmingham-Southern College at Durbin Gallery of the Doris Wainwright Kennedy Art..., Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 8:30 am Tue, Oct 23 @ 8:30 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 8:30 am + 5 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 8:30 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 8:30 am Mon, Oct 29 @ 8:30 am Tue, Oct 30 @ 8:30 am Wed, Oct 31 @ 8:30 am - less dates and times

The Durbin Gallery at Birmingham-Southern College features the work of artist and alumnus Chris Forgey this October.

“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”—in conjunction with the annual Art Students League/Sloss Furnaces iron pour—is an...

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The Durbin Gallery at Birmingham-Southern College features the work of artist and alumnus Chris Forgey this October.

“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”—in conjunction with the annual Art Students League/Sloss Furnaces iron pour—is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Forgey, a 1999 BSC bachelor of fine arts graduate. It will be on display Oct. 5-31.

More than 100 acrylic or water-based works, including paintings on canvas, wood panel, paper, and collage, will be on display in the gallery.

“The title of the show is based on the mid-point of my career,” said Forgey, a native of Huntsville who now lives in Atlanta. “I’ve traveled for my work extensively and around the globe, and have absorbed a tremendous amount of information from being exposed to other cultures.”

Forgey specialized in sculpture and mixed media as a student at both BSC and Florida State, where he obtained a master of fine arts. He also holds a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Houston. His day job is at The Alliance Center as a preconstruction director.

“I originally had the idea to do an architectural sculpture installation for this show,” he said. “My first love, though, has always been painting and drawing throughout my career, which is a departure from my 9 to 5 dealing with architectural design and spatial concepts.”

The Durbin Gallery is housed in the Kennedy Art Center/Azar Studios complex.

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Anne Herbert

10-31-2018

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 9:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 27 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Oct 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Friends Gallery / Sep 4 - Sep 30, 2018
Plaza Gallery / Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2018
Anne Herbert is a Visual Art Instructor at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. She received her MFA in 2013 from the University of Alabama and her BFA in Painting from the...
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Friends Gallery / Sep 4 - Sep 30, 2018
Plaza Gallery / Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2018
Anne Herbert is a Visual Art Instructor at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. She received her MFA in 2013 from the University of Alabama and her BFA in Painting from the University of Montevallo in 2007. Professionally, Anne has taught at University and high school levels, worked in museum education, coordinated outreach programs and managed galleries. Anne maintains a strong creative practice and exhibits regularly throughout the southeast and nationally. Her paintings, material, image, and conceptual research are bolstered by contemporary methodologies but grounded in historical painting philosophies.
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Teen Six Word Story Contest

10-31-2018

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 9:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 27 @ 9:00 am Sun, Oct 28 @ 9:00 am Mon, Oct 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 31 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Teen Six Word Story Contest

MON, October 1 – WED, October 31

The Homewood Public Library is challenging any 6th-12th grader in Jefferson County to write a story with just six words! Register online.

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Teen Six Word Story Contest

MON, October 1 – WED, October 31

The Homewood Public Library is challenging any 6th-12th grader in Jefferson County to write a story with just six words! Register online.

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Tell Me a Story Picture Book Contest

10-22-2018

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 9:00 am

(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story. The book must include a title, cover art, story, and illustrations. Submit the...

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(K-5 grade) Have someone you know (a parent, grandparent, mentor, etc.) tell you a story about their life and create an original picture book based on that story. The book must include a title, cover art, story, and illustrations. Submit the entry to the children’s desk October 1-22 on 8 ½ by 11 paper in portrait alignment. Entries can be no more than 32 pages and no less than 20 pages. Only one entry per child. Winners will get a bound copy of their book added to the circulating picture book collection.

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Misty Bennett

11-28-2018

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 9:00 am + 35 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 27 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Oct 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 31 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 01 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 02 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 03 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 04 @ 2:00 am Mon, Nov 05 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 06 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 07 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 08 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 09 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 10 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Nov 12 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 13 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 14 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 15 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 16 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 17 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Nov 19 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 20 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 21 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 22 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 23 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Nov 26 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 27 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 28 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

Friends Gallery / Oct 2 - Oct 31, 2018
Plaza Gallery / Nov 1 – Nov 28, 2018
Misty Bennett is a painter living in Birmingham, Alabama. Her abstract paintings are based on landscapes and waterfalls with an emphasis on texture, movement and...
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Friends Gallery / Oct 2 - Oct 31, 2018
Plaza Gallery / Nov 1 – Nov 28, 2018
Misty Bennett is a painter living in Birmingham, Alabama. Her abstract paintings are based on landscapes and waterfalls with an emphasis on texture, movement and mark-making. Her work is about memory and experience, and the way that the two affect each other. She was born and raised in Idaho, and the landscape of the West continues to influence her work today. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design (B.F.A. 1996) and the University of Georgia (M.F.A. 2002) in Drawing and Painting, she has taught painting at the University of Montevallo in Alabama since 2003. Her paintings have been widely exhibited in galleries and museums across the Southeast and are part of the permanent collection of the University of Georgia, the College of Osteopathic Medicine (Dothan, AL) and Carmichael Library at the University of Montevallo.
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Natalie Harrison

11-27-2018

Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 9:00 am + 34 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 27 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Oct 29 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 31 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 01 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 02 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 03 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 04 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Nov 05 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 06 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 07 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 08 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 09 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 10 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Nov 12 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 13 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 14 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 15 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 16 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 17 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Nov 19 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 20 @ 9:00 am Wed, Nov 21 @ 9:00 am Thu, Nov 22 @ 9:00 am Fri, Nov 23 @ 9:00 am Sat, Nov 24 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Nov 26 @ 9:00 am Tue, Nov 27 @ 9:00 am - less dates and times

George P. Farmer Gallery / Oct 2 – Nov 27, 2018

Natalie Harrison was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her BFA from Middle Tennessee State University in 2009 and her MFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2013....

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George P. Farmer Gallery / Oct 2 – Nov 27, 2018

Natalie Harrison was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her BFA from Middle Tennessee State University in 2009 and her MFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2013. Natalie currently lives and works in Birmingham, Alabama.

 

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National Chemistry Week

10-27-2018

Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 9:00 am Tue, Oct 23 @ 9:00 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 9:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 9:00 am Sat, Oct 27 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

McWane Science Center joins the American Chemical Society in celebrating the importance of chemistry in our everyday lives. Plus, Mole Day on October 23rd commemorates Avogadro’s Number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a basic measuring unit in...

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McWane Science Center joins the American Chemical Society in celebrating the importance of chemistry in our everyday lives. Plus, Mole Day on October 23rd commemorates Avogadro’s Number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry first discovered by Amadeo Avogadro.

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Wet Media Illustrated with Melissa Shultz-Jones

10-22-2018

Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 9:30 am

Melissa will demonstrate how to create exquisite mixed media paintings using watercolor, gouache, ink and some dry mediums as well. See how beautiful the loose spontaneity of watercolor washes can be when juxtaposed to the refined detail of line...

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Melissa will demonstrate how to create exquisite mixed media paintings using watercolor, gouache, ink and some dry mediums as well. See how beautiful the loose spontaneity of watercolor washes can be when juxtaposed to the refined detail of line art. Drawing devices such as negative space, perspective and linework will be discussed. Learn how to create your own unique characters that bring your artwork to life.

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THE U.S. CONSTITUTION AND ITS MEANING TODAY

10-29-2018

Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Vestavia Hills Civic Center & Wald Park, Vestavia Hills
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 10:30 am Mon, Oct 29 @ 10:30 am

OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents The U.S. Constitution and Its Meaning Today with Dr. James Day, Professor of History, University of Montevallo.  The first three words of the Constitution are "We the People", clarifying that the people govern...

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OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents The U.S. Constitution and Its Meaning Today with Dr. James Day, Professor of History, University of Montevallo.  The first three words of the Constitution are "We the People", clarifying that the people govern this nation, and was written in 1787 to replace the Articles of Confederation of 1777.  Its articles describe the separation of powers, defining equal but separate branches; the concept of federalism, laying out the rights and responsibilities of state governments; and the necessary steps to ratify and amend the Constitution.  It has been amended 27 times and the first ten amendments are the Bill of Rights. Professor day will walk us though this document with the first session (Oct 22) a historical perspective on "The Road to Philadelphia", and final session (Oct 29) discussing current applications as a prelude to November general elections.

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Steps to Starting a Franchise Business

10-22-2018

Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm

The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) and Birmingham SCORE will be offering Steps to Starting a Franchise Business, a monthly how-to seminar on franchising at the Central Library. The seminar will explore how franchising can take the risk out of...

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The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) and Birmingham SCORE will be offering Steps to Starting a Franchise Business, a monthly how-to seminar on franchising at the Central Library. The seminar will explore how franchising can take the risk out of starting your own business and becoming self-employed. Greg Foss, a career transition coach with The Entrepreneur’s Source® and SCORE mentor, will facilitate the seminar.

Topics to be covered in the seminar include: common myths and truths about franchising, the importance of knowing your personal goals before taking the plunge, non-standard ownership options, how to finance your business, how to research and select the right franchise, and resources that are available to help you with your research.

For further information about the seminars or about resources available at the Birmingham Public Library relating to small business development, please contact Jim Murray in the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department at jmurray@bham.lib.al.us or by phoning 205-226-3691.

Central Library/Linn-Henley Research Library/Arrington Auditorium/4th floor

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Fall Harvest at Old Baker Farm

10-31-2018

Presented by Old Baker Farm at Old Baker Farm, Harpersville
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm + 5 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm Mon, Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm Tue, Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm Wed, Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm - less dates and times

The Old Baker Farm stands as a historic marker of days gone by. Homesteaded over 200 years ago, the Old Baker Farm withstood the perils of the Civil War and remains today as a traditional family farm, growing crops from cotton to corn, including...

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The Old Baker Farm stands as a historic marker of days gone by. Homesteaded over 200 years ago, the Old Baker Farm withstood the perils of the Civil War and remains today as a traditional family farm, growing crops from cotton to corn, including pumpkins.

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Free Tutoring

10-29-2018

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 3:30 pm Mon, Oct 29 @ 3:30 pm

(K-12 grade) Get help in K-12 subjects from Homewood High School Peer Helpers and surprise guests from the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

(K-12 grade) Get help in K-12 subjects from Homewood High School Peer Helpers and surprise guests from the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

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Ponyo

10-22-2018

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 3:30 pm

(all ages) A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become human after falling in love with him.

(all ages) A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become human after falling in love with him.

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Tween/Teen Coders

10-22-2018

Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm

Join Tween/Teen Coders, a new event that is open to 4th-12th graders who are interested in learning the basics of computer coding. No registration required, but participants are encouraged to bring their laptops.    Held in Room 102 (Lower Level).

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Join Tween/Teen Coders, a new event that is open to 4th-12th graders who are interested in learning the basics of computer coding. No registration required, but participants are encouraged to bring their laptops.    Held in Room 102 (Lower Level).

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Boo at the Zoo

10-31-2018

Presented by Birmingham Zoo at Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm Tue, Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm + 7 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm Fri, Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm Sun, Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm Mon, Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm Tue, Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm Wed, Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm - less dates and times

Come experience the excitement on Henley Park with inflatables, ghostly Ghoul School, Bat Keeper Chats and so much more! Guests are invited to wear their favorite family-friendly costumes as they partake in the festivities.

Trick or Treat Lane...

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Come experience the excitement on Henley Park with inflatables, ghostly Ghoul School, Bat Keeper Chats and so much more! Guests are invited to wear their favorite family-friendly costumes as they partake in the festivities.

Trick or Treat Lane will be the sought after candy place for anyone with a sweet tooth! Take a wild ride around the Zoo on our Eerie Express Train. The Spider Slide, Ghost Rollers and Scarousel are just a few thrills that are sure to entertain children of all ages.

Meet members of our animal family at the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital Wildlife Show and around the park with Animal Greetings. Boogie down at the Monster Mash dance party under the Safari Peak.

Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo is one spook-tacular event you won’t want to miss!

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Basic Microsoft Excel

10-22-2018

Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm

 Call 205-978-4679 to register. Class takes place in the Electronic Classroom of the Vestavia Hills Library.

 Call 205-978-4679 to register. Class takes place in the Electronic Classroom of the Vestavia Hills Library.

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Monday Night Tai Chi for Beginners

10-22-2018

Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm

Monday, October 22, 6-7 p.m.

Community Room

Low-impact, slow-motion exercise taught by a certified instructor. Registration not required. Open to everyone 18+.

Monday, October 22, 6-7 p.m.

Community Room

Low-impact, slow-motion exercise taught by a certified instructor. Registration not required. Open to everyone 18+.

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