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Magic City Walk - A Year Round walk may be walked any time as long as the Start Point is open. This a non-competitive walk in which participants follow a set of written directions, traveling at their own pace. You may walk alone, with friends, or as a family. Registration takes place at the Start Point where there is a Walk Box that contains instructions. Just ask for the Walk Box and look inside for the Registration book. Walk FREE or for IVV credit which is $3.00. This walk is IVV sanctioned.

Address: Crowne Plaza Hotel 2101 5th Ave. North, Birmingham, AL , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-477-7976 (Always call and confirm events)

January

31 - 30 UAB Birmingham Walk - 10 Km walk tours UAB and includes the Vulcan Trail. Walk FREE or for IVV credit. IVV credit is $3.00. Ask for Walk Box and follow directions inside the box. Walk alone, with friends or with family. Walk at your own pace.
This walk is IVV sanctioned.

Address: Highland Coffee Company- 2255 Highland Ave. S. , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-477-7976 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

31 - 30 Historic Southside: Birmingham - 10 Km walk tours the historic sections of the Southside of Birmingham. Includes several parks.
Walk FREE or for IVV credit. IVV credit is $3.00. Ask for the Walk Box and follow the instructions inside. This walk is hilly but has lovely views.This walk is IVV sanctioned.

Address: Highland Coffee Company 2255 Highland Ave. S. , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-477-7976 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

1 Birmingham's Best/Annual High School Juried Art Show - Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Opening reception and awards ceremony, 6-8 p.m.

Address: Birmingham Art Association Gallery, 3205 Second Ave. S. , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205 326 4460 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.birminghamartassociation.org
Fee: Free

5 XFF 7 - Xtreme Freestyle Fighting 7 is happening LIVE in Birmingham , Alabama. Professional and Amateur Mixed Martial Arts sanctioned by the International Sport Combat Federation.

Address: Boutwell Municipal Auditorium , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 770-330-0921 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@xffonline.com
Web: www.xffonline.com
Fee: $15.00 - $50.00

12 - 14 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration - Each year, SCLC sponsors a weekend of events to commemorate the life of Dr. King. BCRI opens its doors to the public to honor the man who devoted his life to community and service. Several programs and video presentations will take place throughout the building. Call for information.

Ph: 205-937-5679 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bcri.org
Fee: Free

13 - 10 Helen Keller Student Art Show - Annual exhibition of artwork by Alabama students who are visually impaired. The exhibition will travel to other sites throughout the state.

Ph: 866-328-9696, ext. 2 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

14 High School Art Winners, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast - Sponsored by the Birmingham Art Association (founded in 1908). 7-9 a.m.

Address: Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205 324 9127 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.birminghamartassociation.org
Fee: Admission charged

February

19 - 17 Lost and Found! Story of a B25 Bomber - Feb 4-Apr 30, Birmingham
Lost and Found! Story of a B-25 Bomber
205-833-8226. www.southernmuseumofflight.org. Admission charged. Southern Museum of Flight, 4343 73rd St. N.--Exhibit and story of a World War II B-25 Bomber, recently raised from a lake in South Carolina, with an upclose look at the cockpit and restoration efforts. Opening reception: Feb. 4. Tues.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun., 1-4:30 p.m.

Ph: 205-833-8226 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

19 - 21 Bed & Breakfast Association of Alabama Annual Conference - The Bed and Breakfast Association of Alabama Annual Conference and Workshops to be held in Birmingham.

Address: Birmingham Sheraton , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 256-765-0365 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

22 - 15 Modern Dance Classes with MIRRORS DANCE COMPANY - Join us in our opening season of modern dance class designed for both the dancer and non-dancer. Be Inspired, motivated and challenged. Also... take advantage of your chance to perform. We are bringing more great dance to Birmingham and to make it happen...WE WANT YOU !!

Address: The Carver Theatre , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-492-2848 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

26 - 22 African American Aviation Month - Take the Blacks Wings tour, which includes film and displays of the Tuskegee Airmen, Bessie Coleman, the first black woman to receive a pilot's license, Willa Brown, the first black woman Civil Air Patrol Officer, and Chappie James, the first black four-star general, to name a few. Call for group tours. Tues.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun., 1-4:30 p.m.

Address: Southern Museum of Flight, 4343 73rd St. N. , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-833-8226 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.southernmuseumofflight.org
Fee: Admission charged

28 Singles cupidParty - Meet Someone In Time for Valentine's Day!

Join thousands of singles nationwide for our 4th annual cupidParty â€" our biggest party of the year! Come out and meet Birmingham's most eligible single's at the Highland Coffee Co. & Lounge! Our guests will receive complimentary appetizers provided by their newest addition: "Tropical Smoothie."

Here's what you'll get at this FANTASTIC PARTY:
- 8 Great Dates in 1 Fun Night!
- Complimentary Appetizers and Cash Bar!

At last year's cupidParty hundreds of couples in cities everywhere met their date in time for Valentine's Day!

Register Today! You'll be glad you did!

Address: Tropical Smoothie Cafe & Deli , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-329-5613 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

31 Black History Month Program - A special program in honor of Black History Month.

Ph: 866-328-9696, ext. 2 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

1 - 3 OReilly World of Wheels Custom Auto Show - More than 350 custom cars, trucks, motorcycles on display plus appearances by television stars and other celebrities.

Address: Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205.655.4950 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.worldofwheels.info
Fee: Free admission

2 Annual Wild About Chocolate Valentine Gala - A benefit for the Wildlife Center at Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama's oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation center. Event features a taste of the best chocolate desserts from Birmingham's finest restaurants, bakeries and caterers. Complimentary champagne and wine. 7-10pm

Address: B & A Warehouse, 1531 First Ave. S. , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-663-7930 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.awrc.org
Fee: Admission charged

6 Annual Mardi Gras Celebration - A Fat Tuesday Party for every adult in the City to enjoy -- and raise money for the Institute. Unique foods prepared by local caterers, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks. Music, dancing and live auction. Tickets required.

Ph: 866-328-9696, ext. 2 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

9 - 14 Birmingham International Festival Salute to Japan - Feb. 25-April 30, Birmingham
Birmingham International Festival 2006 Salute to Japan
Oldest and most comprehensive cultural organization of its kind in U.S. Events include: Feb. 25: Professional Development Workshop for Teachers; March 3 & 5: "Madame Butterfly" presented by Opera Birmingham; March 12: Masturi in the Mall; April 2-28: Student Art Exhibit; April 28-30: ONB Magic City Art.

Address: Various Locations , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-252-7652 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Unknown

22 - 24 Cottontail's Village Arts & Crafts Show - Spring shopping is fun and simple, when new exhibitors join your favorite vendors from Christmas Village to display fresh new ideas and crafts all in the comfort of the Birmingham/Jefferson Convention Complex. More than 500 booths. Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.

Address: Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N. , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-836-7178 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.christmasvillagefestival.com/
Fee: Adults: $6.00 Children 6-12: $2.00 Children under 6 free!

March

16 BATS! - THESE SOMEWHAT MISUNDERSTOOD FLYING MAMMALS ARE VORACIOUS INSECT EATERS. DICK MILLS WILL HELP US APPRECIATE THEM INSTEAD OF FEARING THEM. LEARN WHICH BATS UTILIZE BAT HOUSES SO YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN INSECT CONTROL. NOT A HIKE. ALL AGES

Ph: 205-833-8264 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

2 - 9 Bike Across Magnificent Alabama (BAMA) - Rail-to-Trails Chief Ladiga Trail in Alabama to the end of Silver Comet Trail in Georgia. Eight days of road touring covering 350 miles. Tentative stops include Irondale (home of the real Whistle Stop Cafe of "Fried Green Tomatoes" fame), Pell City, Cheaha State Park and Piedmont, and Rockmart in Georgia.

Address: Rails-to-Trails to end of Silver Comet Trail , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 256-658-5189 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

4 - 8 SPRING BREAK NATURE CAMP - Have fun for spring break.

Address: Ruffner Mountain Nature Center , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-833-8264 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ruffnermountain.org
Fee: Admission charged

5 Southern Museum of Flight - Mar 21, Birmingham
Southern Museum of Flight & Birmingham Park & Recreation's "Fly-A-Kite Day"
Birmingham Race Course--Fly a kite just for fun or enter the "Fly-A-Kite" contest. Prizes for best handmade kites, groups and families with the most flyers, youngest and oldest flyers, and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ph: 205-833-8226 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

9 Southeastern Conference Gymnastics Championship - All seven gymnastics teams from the Southeastern Conference compete for Conference Championship. Teams include: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Louisiana State.

Address: Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-967-4745 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

April

16 Annual Girl Scouts Day - Participate in a day of activities with the Cahaba Girl Scout Council and earn a Civil Rights badge. Badges are available for purchase in the Institute's Gift Shop. Open to all Girl Scout Troops. Rgistration required.

Ph: 866-328-9696, ext. 2 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

16 WILDFLOWER HIKE - Apr 1, Birmingham
Wildflower Hike
205-833-8264. www.ruffnermountain.org. Free admission. Ruffner Mountain Nature Center—Ruffner Mountain springs to life with an increredible density of wildflowers, including several violet species, Toothworts, Rue Anemone, Bloodroot, shooting Stars and Trillums. 10 a.m.

Ph: 2058338264 EXT 13 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

17 - 14 Birmingham International Festival Salute - Annual exhibition collaboration between BCRI and the Birmingham International Festival.

Ph: 866-328-9696, ext. 2 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

22 - 14 Art in Bloom - Annual juried show of Birmingham Art Association. Opening reception, Apr. 7, 6-8 p.m.; other hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Address: Birmingham Art Association Gallery, 3205 Second Ave. S. , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-324-9127 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.birminghamartassociation.org
Fee: Free

22 - 23 Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser - Alabama's largest plant sale and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens largest fundraiser. What has become symbolic of the Spring Plant Sale is the big tent filled with over 50,000 plants. Beneath this year's 29,000 square foot tent, tables will be overflowing with herbs, shrubs, roses, ferns, perennials, tropicals, hostas, dahlias, trees, container plants, accessories, and more.

Address: Colonial Brookwood Viallage , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-414-3960 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

24 280 Station Art Exhibit - We are looking for new, up and coming artists in the Birmingham area. Requests are now being accepted for the 280 Station Art Exhibit in Inverness on Saturday April 9, 2006.

Please go to http://artoflani.com/id202.htm for more information or to download an application.

Address: 280 Station, Cahaba Park Circle, Inverness , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: (205)980-4470 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Unknown

30 Wild Blue Yonder Rally - Planes, Bikes, Cars. Air rides and a special vintage aircraft display. Birmingham Aero Club. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Address: Birmingham Race Course , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-833-8226 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.southernmuseumofflight.org
Fee: Admission charged

5 - 6 Saint Elias Lebanese Food & Cultural Festival - Homemade Lebanese food, including baked kibbee, rolled grape leaves, spinach pies, lemon grilled chicken, Lebanese ice cream, and more; dancing demonstrations, music, silent auction, and tours of the only Maronite Catholic Church in Alabama.

Address: Birmingham , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-251-5057 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

6AL0211124e317 - Birmingham The Annual Bromberg's Diamond Dash - Teams of two will answer riddles and complete challenges right from their cell phones, as they follow clues throughout the downtown area for the chance to win a $10,000 RITANI diamond ring! The event kicks off at Railroad Park at 11AM.

Registration is FREE but spots are limited. Sign up online today!

Brought to you by Bromberg's Fine Jewelry.

Address: Railroad Park , Birmingham, Alabama
Email: info@brombergsdiamonddash.com
Web: www.BrombergsDiamondDash.com
Fee: Free

9 1040 Fest - Tax Day festival across from the downtown post office. Bands will play from 4 p.m. until 10:40 p.m. Free admission. Bring a chair and your favorite food and beverage. Free hot dogs while supplies last.

Address: Across from downtown Birmingham post office , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-937-2232 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

12 - 14 Imagination Festival - Children will never lack for excitement at Imagination Festival. It is the best children's art event ever!

Each year, the Imagination Festival is the favorite destination for families and kids of all ages. If you are looking for a great way to expose your kids to art, art education & art creation, head to Linn Park the last full weekend in April.

The Imagination Festival features over 30 interactive & educational workshops for kids in art, music, theatre and dance. It is held in conjunction with the ONB Magic City Art Connection on April 28-30 and brings professional artists and children together in individual artistic activities & large scale art projects. Kids can stretch their creative muscle, learn tested techniques, and in the end create their own works of art.

And it is all FREE! Visit our website at www.MagicCityArt.com to see examples of past workshops.

Address: Linn Park, downtown Birmingham, Alabama , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-595-6306 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

12 - 14 EyeBeam - This collaborative project between members of the art, architecture & construction communities is a part of the ONB Magic City Art Connection's Imagination Festival experience for KIDS. Children will have the opportunity to participate in a large-scale building and art project with skilled construction craftsmen, artists and architects. They will be challenged in many arenas including creative thinking, problem solving, and building a large-scale project.

Address: Linn Park, downtown Birmingham, Alabama , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-595-6306 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

13AL0211124e316 - Birmingham Pageant-Wars Presented by Glitter Girls Pageants LLC - Glitter Girls Presents a pageants taken to the Next Level. Pageant Wars is the latest in truly original Pageant Concepts that are being made famous by Glitter Girls LLC. On April 21st, THE GLITZ WILL HIT THE FAN! Glitter Girls Pageant Events are Always on the Edge and Pageant Wars will be no different. Heart Stopping competition in REAL, DECORATED HOTEL ballrooms (Glitter Girls will never do a tacky Community Center Venue for a pageant) Pageant Wars will be held in Birmingham Alabama and the Only place to sign up for it is http://www.glittergirlspageants.com

Girls will bring their A Game to walk away with Fabulous Prizes and 'CASH MONEY' and a Crown worth Bragging about! If you are only coming to take second place then this may not be the event for you. The competition will be fierce practiced and well orchestrated. Glitter Girls have been practicing to take home the trophies since they left our last pageant. Our Winners win Big and are put on the pedestal where they belong. This will be war! No sore losers allowed! Practice, Practice, Practice then come visit us and Sign up now! Want to see what a Glitter Girls event is like but are not ready for Pageant Wars? That's OK, we are now allowing a spectators to join us for a low price... just to watch and witness for yourself the Utmost Professionalism, Grand Spectacle, Fun and most importantly, FAIR environment that Glitter Girls Pageants provides at every single pageant we put on.

Load up your Platoon and BE THERE! There are NO sign ups at the door and although we have 1 of the Largest rooms in Sheraton Birmingham Hotel located at 2101 Richard Arrington BlVD N, spaces are VERY limited and Many Spots are already filled. We are looking forward to selling out! JOIN US now at http://www.glittergirlspageants.com

OPEN TO GIRLS 0-14

COME AND COMPETE FOR THE MEGA GRAND SUPREME AND OTHER TITLES FOR ONLY $150

PAYPAL: atlglittergirls@yahoo.com
Email Director: atlglittergirls@yahoo.com for more info

AWARDS!
(1) MEGA GLITTER GRAND SUPREME 0-7-14years
(1st Highest Beauty + Photogenic and War/Combat OOC Wear Scores)
$300 COLD HARD CASH, Beautiful Large Crown, satin embroidered sash, trophy and a will be featured in our promotional ads and paperwork!

(2) GRAND GLITTER SUPREMES 0-6 years & 7-14years
(2nd Highest Beauty + Photogenic and War/Combat OOC Day Wear Scores)
$100 COLD HARD CASH, Beautiful Crown, satin embroidered sash, trophy and a will be featured in our promotional ads and paperwork!

(2) MINI GRAND GLITTER SUPREMES 0-6 years & 7-14years
(3rd Highest Beauty + Photogenic and War/Combat OOC Day Wear Scores)
$50 COLD HARD CASH, Beautiful Crown, satin embroidered sash, trophy and a will be featured in our promotional ads and paperwork!

(3)GLITTER SUPREME BEAUTY
One from each 0-4, 5-9, 10 & Up. These Supremes come from your total beauty score only. Beauty Glitter Supreme Queens receive: Custom Sash, Tiara, & Trophy!

(3)GLITTER WAR/COMBAT OOC SUPREME
One from each 0-4, 5-9, 10 & Up. These Supremes come from your total war/combat ooc score only. Glitter War/Combat OOC Supreme receive: Custom Sash, Tiara, and Trophy

(3) GLITTER PHOTO SUPREME
One from each 0-4, 5-9, 10 & up. These Supremes come from your total photo score only. Glitter Photo Supreme receive: Custom Sash, Tiara, and Trophy

Divisional Queens, 2nd and 1st Alternate
will receive sash and trophies

Side Awards (all age divisions): Prettiest Hair, Prettiest Smile and Best Dressed
will receive a medal

Find us all over the web...

http://www.facebook.com/glittergirlpageants
http://www.twitter.com/glittergirlsLLC
http://www.youtube.com/user/GlitterGirlsPageants

Email Us at: atlglittergirlspageants@yahoo.com

Address: Hotel Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, 2101 Richard Arrington BlVD N , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 404-949-7491 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: atlglittergirls@yahoo.com
Web: www.glittergirlspageants.com
Fee: $150

13 - 14 Eighth Annual Collectors Classroom - A great opportunity to learn the behind the scenes work which takes place in the artist's studio: the materials, methods, tools, descriptions and vocabulary of the visual artist. Come listen, learn and create your own work of art. Knowledgeable artists will demonstrate a variety of media and techniques.

Address: Linn Park, downtown Birmingham, Alabama , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-595-6306 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

13 EARTHFEST CELEBRATION - COME TO RUFFNER MOUNTAIN FOR AN AFTERNOON LIVE MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY. ALL AGES. DONATIONS ENCOURAGED.

Ph: 205 8338264 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

May

20 MEDICINAL PLANTS WORKSHOP - May 6, Birmingham
Medicinal Plants Workshop
205-833-8264. www.ruffnermountain.org. Admission charged. Ruffner Mountain Nature Center--On this easy hike, look for plants that have been usd to help everything from headaches to cancer. Educational and informative. 10 a.m. .

Ph: 205 8338264 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

27 Full Moon Hikes for Families - May 13, Birmingham
Full Moon Hike for Families
205-833-8264. www.ruffnermountain.org. Admission charged. Reservations required. Ruffner Mountain Nature Center--Head into the forest under the light of the full monon on this guided hike to look for creatures of the night, such as owls and salamanders. All ages welcome. 7:15 p.m.

Ph: 205 8338264 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

27 - 28 Birmingham Rose Society - Open to all exhibitors. Exhibition Hall open from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 13. Visitors are welcome to view the show on Saturday, May 13 from 1-6 p.m. and on Sunday from 1-4:30 p.m. The show is free to the public. Live rose plants for sale as well as fresh bouquets from members gardens.

Ph: 205-856-7410 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

27 Annual Women's Health 5 K Run - The Office of Women's Health Steering Committee is pleased to announce the annual Women's Health 5K Run and one-mile Mother-Daughter Walk. The slogan for this event is "Women on the Move to Improve Women's Health." The 2009 Run is being held at the St. Vincent's Hospital, 119 Wellness Center, Birmingham, AL, on Saturday, May 9, 2009.

This historic run/walk event will help bring families together to celebrate the health of our grandmothers, mothers, daughters, and sisters. It is anticipated that this event will increase the awareness of women's health issues in the state of Alabama and highlight resources that are available for health and wellness for women in our state.

For more information, call or visit the website.

Address: 119 Wellness Center , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 334-206-5669 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 334-206-5173
Email: dechmerritt@adph.state.al.us
Web: www.adph.org/owh

5 - 27 Selections from The Werner H. Kramarsky Collection - Selections from The Werner H. Kramarsky Collection of Contemporary American Drawings
highlight collector Wynn Kramarsky's ongoing advocacy of the abstract, the geometric and the minimalist vein of American art primarily created in the early 1960s by artists working in New York City. Kramarsky is known for his focus on the art itself rather than current trends or the reputation of the artist. His collection of more than 6000 works include icons and lesser known artists who have challenged accepted conventions in favor of innovativeness; when he loans art from his collection, he insists that the exhibition represent a balance between established artists and "newbies." The exhibition represents a range of artists using varied techniques including William Anastasi, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Cy Twombly, Brice Marden, Sol Lewitt.

Ph: 205.254.2707 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

10 - 11 An Addict in the Family: Family at Risk - One of the missions of The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries is to provide addicts and families and social service personnel with support and education on the disease of addiction, cross addiction and the impact on the family. Our addiction and substance abuse family therapy program is designed to assess your family’s needs, educate you about chemical dependence and offers ongoing family support during and/or after the patient’s addiction treatment.

The disease of addiction has significant physical, emotional and social consequences for the individual seeking addiction treatment and for the family and significant others who have been impacted by the disease. We view family as an essential component of a patient’s ongoing recovery program and seek to involve family members in the addiction treatment and recovery process.
The Addiction Family Therapy Workshop is designed to assist members of a family in establishing a supportive and healthy recovery environment by encouraging members to be authentic, communicate, utilize boundaries, and function in a healthy fashion.
During this workshop, family members will learn how codependent behaviors, trauma, mood disorders and/or addictions can impact a family system. Family members will develop tools to successfully enhance recovery and a relational family system. Our primary goal is to help members bridge the gaps that have plagued the family system.
Details
Registration for this event can be found on our website at http://www.thelighthouseforrecoveryministries.org. For additional information please contact, Pamela Wray Biron, Executive Director/Founder at 205-834-6272 (cell phone) or email her at thelighthouseforrecovery@hotmail.com.

Address: 140 58th St N , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-834-6272 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: thelighthouseforrecovery@hotmail.com
Web: www.thelighthouseforrecoveryministries.org
Fee: Free

10 - 9 Prestige Painting - Prestige Painting specializes in residential painting both indoors and out while providing quality workmanship and products. We also provide concrete floor coatings, acid stains and concrete stamping.

Address: 3505 Bent River Road, Birmingham, AL 35216 , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-982-0420 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 205-982-0622
Email: prestigepainting2@netzero.com
Web: www.paintedbyprestige.com

11 The Great Airplane Fair - May 27, Birmingham
The Great Airplane Fair
205-833-8226. www.southernmuseumofflight.org. Admission charged. Southern Museum of Flight--Lots of fun airplane activities and a free museum glider for each child. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ph: 205-833-8226 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

11 Tri-It-On Triathlon - To make this event attractive: the distances have been kept fairly short and the swim will be in a pool. The event is open to all competitors, but the focus will be on the beginner. Awards will be given to the top three male and female overall beginners, as well as top three beginner male and female in each age group.

Address: SportsFirst Mountain, 2401 20th Place S. , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-595-8633 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Unknown

June

19 Vulcan - A festive outdoor celebration in honor of Vulcan's special day. Enjoy food, live music and entertainment, children's activities and more, while visiting the largest cast iron statue in the world.

Address: Vulcan Park , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-933-1409 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

19 Annual State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Induction - The state's greatest sports champions are honored. Reception: 5:00-7:00 p.m.; banquet, 7 p.m.

Address: Sheraton Birmingham Ballroom , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-323-6665 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ashof.org
Fee: Admission charged

31 - 2 Annual City Stages - Three days of music, dance, food, arts and crafts in and around beautiful Linn Park.

Address: Downtown , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-251-1272 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.citystages.org
Fee: Admission charged

31 - 2 City Stages - Birmingham's World-Class Music Festival offers 125+ performances on 9 stages throughout Father's Day Weekend. Alabama's largest special event draws more than 100,000 patrons each year.

The 18th Annual City Stages will feature Hank Williams, Jr., The Allman Brothers, Yellowcard, John Hiatt with North Mississippi Allstars and dozens more, including a Dance Depot, a GospelFest and a Music Oasis.

Tickets on sale May 12 at select AmSouth Bank and BOOKS-A-MILLION locations, or thorugh tickemaster.com.

For more information: www.citystages.org or call 205-251-1272.

Address: Linn Park & Downtown Birmingham , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-251-1272 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

1 Farm Fresh Meats Festival - Southeastern chefs will demonstrate how to prepare local, farm-fresh meats such as pasture raised chicken, rabbit, fish, beef and pork at the picturesque farm south of Birmingham. Enjoy farm tours and learn more about the benefits of pasture-raised meats. Hosted by Grow Alabama, a farmer-to-consumer group.

Address: Mt. Laurel Organic Gardens , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: (205) 991-0042 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

1 Wine & Cheese Sunset Hike - Join us for a little wine, a little cheese and a wonderful view of the city. We will hike to Hawk's View Overlook and watch the sun set over Birmingham. This is a wonderful opportunity to socialize in the great outdoors while partaking in food, drink, and a spectacular view. Don't miss this social occasion! 6:30 PM

Ph: 205 8338264 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ruffnermountain.org/
Fee: Admission charged

1 National Trails Day Hike - Help us celebrate National Trails Day at Red Mountain Park. There will be 2 hike options:
- A *new* route will be featured to the City Overlook (approximately 3+ hours)
- A shorter route to park landmarks (approximately 1 hour)
Dogs on leashes and children old enough to hike are welcome.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. Parking and sign up are at the usual spot: meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Frankfurt Drive. Frankfurt is off of Lakeshore Parkway. Heading West on Lakeshore from I-65, Frankfurt Drive is 1.4 miles past its intersection with West Oxmoor Rd.

Reservations Required: Space is limited so reserve your spot now by emailing katie@redmountainpark.org with the number of people in your group

Address: Red Mountain Park , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: (205) 202-6043 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: contact@redmountainpark.org
Web: redmountainpark.org
Fee: Free

2 Annual Juneteenth Celebration - A celebration of the official end of slavery in the United States. Free outdoor music festival, children's village, games, activities, contests and vendors. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Address: Kelly Ingram Park , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 866-328-9696 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bcri.org
Fee: Free

9 - 15 Juneteenth Free The Spirit Concert - Annual concert that kicks off the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute's weekend long Juneteenth Celebration.

Ph: 866-328-9696, ext. 2 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

15 Little Miss Alabama - Beauty Pageant for girls 0-19 years of age with seven age division competing.

State Titles, Custom State Crowns, Embroidered Banners, 6 Ft Trophys, Cash, American Girl Dolls, Coach Purses and much much more!

Address: Samford University , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 256-513-0554 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@littlemissalabama.com
Web: www.littlemissalabama.com
Fee: 10.00

15 Official Little Miss Alabama Pageant - Beauty Pageant for all girls 0-19 years of age!

Alabama State Title, Custom State Crown, Monogrammed Banners, 6ft Trophy's, Saving Bonds, Cash, American Girl Dolls, Coach Purses, and much much More!!!

Don't Miss the Official Little Miss Alabama State Pageant for your experience matters to me!!!!

Address: Samford University , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 256-513-0554 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@littlemissalabama.com
Web: www.littlemissalabama.com
Fee: 10.00

July

4 Mayfield Ice Cream Day - Get the Scoop on Mayfield Ice Cream Day

Looking for a fun way to cool down this summer? Celebrate Ice Cream Day with Mayfield Dairy Farms. July is National Ice Cream month, so Mayfield is celebrating in Birmingham on Friday, July 14. Mayfield will be giving away FREE ice cream at the AmSouth Center Plaza Stage from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity sample all four of Mayfield?s new flavors. Don?t miss this yummy opportunity, and don?t forget to bring your sweet tooth. For more information about Ice Cream Day call 1-800-Mayfield or visit www.mayfielddairy.com.

Address: AmSouth Center Plaza Stage , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 423-643-4977 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

12 - 14 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series - 6040 Barber Motorsports Pkwy. - Get your ticket early for this fantastic event. The spectacular 2.3-mile racetrack provides a challenging course for competitors in a scenic setting.

Address: Barber Motorsports Park , Birmingham, Alabama
Fee: Admission charged

13 Tomato Festival - Taste some of the 30 to 40 varieties of heirloom tomatoes grown at the farm -- old-timey varieties grown for flavor, not for looks or shipping ability. Chefs from around the Southeast will demonstrate and offer tastings of their favorite tomato recipes. Enjoy tours of the farm, and learn more about organic farming in the state and about Grow Alabama, the farmer-to-consumer cooperative that delivers fresh produce to your door while helping Alabama farmers.

The festival is free, but for $5 you can enjoy a picnic lunch of Grow Alabama founder Jerry Spencer's famous gourmet heirloom tomato sandwiches around the scenic lake. You also can buy heirloom tomatoes and other Alabama vegetables and farm products to take home. U-pick tomatoes will be available, as well. (Quantities may be limited depending on the bounty of this summer's harvest, so come early for the best selection.)

Mt. Laurel Organic Gardens, a Grow Alabama farm, is located off of Hwy. 280 south of Birmingham. To get there, take Hwy. 280 east past Inverness and Greystone, over Double Oak Mountain to County Rd. 41 (Dunnavant Valley Rd.) Turn left (at the Town of Mt. Laurel sign) and go 1.5 miles. The farm is on the right, with parking available across the street. For more information, call (205) 991-0042.

Address: Mt. Laurel Organic Gardens , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: (205) 991-0042 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

20 Annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show - If you would like further information please feel free to contact via email or phone.

Address: 23rd Street Baptist Church, 1525 22nd Street Ensley, Birmingham, AL 35188 , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: (205)396-4391 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tamoryajohnson@bellsouth.net
Fee: $5 Individual Advanced Entry/$10 Individual Day of Show/$40 Club discount if pre-registered

August

9 - 10 Sloss Furnaces "Stokin - Aug 25-26, Birmingham
Sloss Furnaces "Stokin' the Fire" BBQ Festival
205-324-1911. www.slossfurnaces.com. Admission charged. Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark—Nominated for "BBQ Contest of the Year" in 2005 by the Kansas City BBQ Society, this competition and festival attracts people from all over the country, including professional teams, backyard teams and many others.

Ph: 205-324-1911 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

September

23 - 24 Artwalk - Artwalk will hold its Annual Juried Art Show, transforming Birmingham's loft neighborhood into an arts district, featuring the work of more than 100 visual artists, live musicians, street performers, food and drink vendors, and children's activities. Free to the public, the two-day event draws more than 10,000 people downtown, to see first-hand the economic and residential revitalization currently underway.

Area businesses and a dedicated staff of volunteers will host established and emerging artists, showcasing the wealth of regional talent. People of all ages can enjoy being downtown at a safe, family-friendly, community event. Friday night has been compared to a huge gallery opening with a street festival atmosphere, while Saturday afternoon caters more to the family crowd with special children's activities.

Address: Downtown Birmingham , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-612-1530 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

October

15 Grow Alabama Harvest Festival - Oct 1-31, Birmingham (Call for exact dates)
Grow Alabama Harvest Festival
205-991-0042. Mt. Laurel, 1185 Dunnavant Valley Rd.--Enjoy homegrown Alabama.

Address: Mt. Laurel, 1185 Dunnavant Valley Rd. , Birmingham, Alabama
Fee: Unknown

22 Mt Laurel Fall Festival - Annual FAll Festival & Craft FAir

Address: The Town of Mt Laurel , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205/408-2717 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

29 - 30 Roebuck Springs Historical Homes & Gardens Tour - Roebuck Springs is located in the eastern area of Birmingham, and is Birmingham's best kept secret! You will tour 7 homes and gardens. Among them is a 1900's Tara look alike; a cute cottage situated on over 2 acres with 13 pecan trees and clippings from Thomas Jefferson's home, Wilson Chapel and cemetery,etc. Vans will provided transportation, so more parking or walking problems.

Address: Birmingham, Al.(Roebuck Springs Area) , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-833-3528 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.roebucksprings.org
Fee: Free

5 - 6 Boo at the Zoo - Wear your spookiest costume and bring a big treat container for the annual Boo at the Zoo sponsored by RealtySouth! Make your way through safe trick-or-treat stations, manned by local non-profits and child-centered businesses. Ride the Haunted Train ride and Ghastly Carousel, check your appetite at the GORE-Met Buffet, crawl through Boo Burrow, and win frightening prizes. Animal exhibits will be closed for Boo at the Zoo.

Fee: $5 admission

5 Birmingham Bicycle Club's Annual - Birmingham Bicycle Club's annual Century starting at Homestead Hollow in Springville, Alabama. Routes from 25 to the 102 mile "Mountain Goat" with total elevation gains of 5,000+ feet.

Address: Springville, Alabama , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-980-8722 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: bagscowan@bellsouth.net
Web: bhambikeclub.org
Fee: Fee Charged

6 - 13 Alabama Woodworkers Guild Annual Juried Show - Display of items built or created by members of the Guild will be judged by category and skill level, with ribbons presented for first, second and third place for each category/skill level. Best of Show is determined by popular vote of people attending show. The judging is conducted by a qualified independent woodworker.

Address: Hoover Public Library, Hoover (Jefferson County), AL , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-437-7766 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

12 - 13 Boo at the Zoo - Wear your spookiest costume and bring a big treat container for the annual Boo at the Zoo sponsored by RealtySouth! Make your way through safe trick-or-treat stations, manned by local non-profits and child-centered businesses. Ride the Haunted Train ride and Ghastly Carousel, check your appetite at the GORE-Met Buffet, crawl through Boo Burrow, and win frightening prizes. Animal exhibits will be closed for Boo at the Zoo.

Fee: $5 admission

12 Art in Avondale Park - Free, public art event designed to inspire children to discover their talents through a variety of art lessons provided by local art teachers, artists and community volunteers.
Lots of activities for children and a non-juried art show/sale by local area artists.

Address: Avondale Park, Fifth Avenue S., Birmingham , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: (205) 591-9161 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

November

20 - 21 Alabama Designer/Craftsmen Fine Craft Show - A juried show and demonstration of hand built and wheel thrown pottery, woodworking, handmade baskets, printmaking, fiber works including hooked wall hangings and quilts, gourd art, leaded and slumped glass, silver and other handmade jewelry, blacksmithing and copper working on a coal fired forge, weaving and spinning, stone sculpture, and other traditional and contemporary crafts.

Address: Birmingham, Alabama , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205 298-0202 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

20 Vulcan Run 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run - Annual Vulcan Run 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run. $2,500 in Prize Money for top finishers. Awards to top 10 and top 3 in each Age group. RRCA 10K State Championship Race Running Journal Grand Prix event. Registration Race morning starting 6:00am Boutwell Auditorium. 8:00am 10K start, 9:30am 1 Mile fun Run Start. 10:00am Awards ceremony will start. Register on line at Active.com The Vulcan Run 10K is the longest running road race in Birmingham's history. The 10K course starts by Boutwell Auditorium and winds through the very flat part of downtown and heads out towards the rolling hills of Historical Birmingham. Runners head up to Highland Avenue as they overlook the golf course. The course winds past the stately homes of Highland Avenue, then a final turn onto 20th Street, racing downhill, beneath the majestic buildings of downtown to the finish line at Linn Park and the post race ceremony inside Boutwell Auditorium.

Address: Birmingham, AL ~ Boutwell Auditorium , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-807-1322 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.vulcanrun.com
Fee: Fee for attractions only

20 BEAKER BASH 5 - Gravitate toward a good time with Sir Isaac Newton, mix your elixir with Madame Curie at the martini slide, stroll the Cosmos with Galileo and tinker with Benjamin Franklin in the Inventor's Garage! McWane Center announces, A Formula for Fun: Beaker Bash 5. Hosted this year by Einstein and friends, this annual event has etched its name into the tradition of McWane Center and the Birmingham community. Beaker Bash 5 is scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2005, at 7 p.m. This one-of-a-kind event allows guests to travel through time and meet world-renowned scientists of the past, including Albert Einstein. For more information visit www.mcwane.org, or for tickets and corporate packages call Kim Brown at (205) 714-8417.

Ph: (205) 714-8317 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission charged

20 Art in Avondale Park - Art in Avondale Park is a FREE celebration of the arts in children's lives. Come enjoy arts activities and musical performances, browse the booths of well-known and emerging artists, and learn about the work of non-profits in the lives of Alabama children and families.

Address: Avondale Park, Birmingham , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205.591.9161 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

25 Children - An hour-long program for our youngest visitors. Designed for ages 3-13, storytellers share a variety of stories and songs from many cultures. Following the program, parents and teachers are encouraged to take children on a quick walk through the Institute's galleries.

Ph: 205-328-9696, ext. 2 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

26 Annual Lights Up at the Summit - The holiday season will officially begin when more than one million lights come alive on the rooftops as Santa throws the switch at Saks Plaza to light the great Christmas Tree. Fireworks and holiday music will be included in the festivities.

Address: The Summit Birmingham , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205 871-4873 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

27 ASC KIDS - Part of the ASC Kids' Club Series sponsored by Jane Stephens Comer. Recommended for children ages 5-12. Nathifa Dance Company will entertain and educate kids about the traditional songs, dances and music of Mali, Congo, Guinea and Senegal, West Africa. This soulful presentation makes the connection between West African song and dance and the joyous rhythms of African-American dance and drumming.

Fee: Admission charged

28 Van Cliburn International Piana Competition Winner - Part of the Gloria Narramore Moody Foundation Rising Star Series. So prestigious is this competition that all ears will be tuned to the finals in June to discover the identity of the next great classical talent. The 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will screen 150 candidates; 30 will compete in the finals. The Alys Stephens Center presents the gold medalist. Find out more online at www.cliburn.org.

Fee: Admission charged

30 - 3 Christmas Village Festival Arts & Crafts Show - Christmas Village is the largest (about the size of 4 football fields) indoor arts, crafts, and gifts festival in the south with an extensive database of over 3,000 exhibitors who have traveled from across the United States and five countries to show and sell their unique, creative handiwork. Over one million customers have shopped at what has become an "Alabama Tradition." Weds (Private Shopping). Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.

Address: Birmingham.Jefferson Convention Complex (map) 2100 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd. North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203 , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-836-7178 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.christmasvillagefestival.com/
Fee: Adult Tickets: $10.00 Children 6-12: $4.00 Children under 6 admitted Free!

31 Legends IRON BOWL CHALLENGE - The Legends IRON BOWL CHALLENGE is a fanfare event held Wednesday each year preceding the Alabama vs Auburn football game. Former players from both schools come together to compete in fun and funny Challenge events, sign autographs and raise money for Making Strides of Alabama. This annual event benefits Making Strides of Alabama and is a fun event for the whole family.

Address: Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) , Birmingham, Alabama
Fee: Admission charged

2 - 3 Alabama Designer Craftsmen Fine Craft Show - A juried show featuring handbuilt and wheel thrown pottery, woodworking, handmade baskets, leaded and slumped glass, silver and other handmade jewelry, fiber works including hooked wall hangings and quilts, weaving and spinning, blacksmithing and copper working, printmaking, stone sculpture and many other traditional crafts.

Address: Birmingham Botanical Gardens , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-541-3949 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: nada@alabamadesignercraftsmen.com
Web: www.alabamadesignercraftsmen.com/
Fee: Admission charged

4 National Veterans Day Parade - The nation's oldest and largest observance of National Veterans Day featuring approximately 5,000 participants, 15 bands, 100 cars and buses, 50 floats and 30 horses.

Fee: Free

December

17 Advent Lessons and Carol - A beautiful service of readings and anthems, preparing the way for the coming birth of Christ.

Address: Cathedral Church of the Advent , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-226-3505 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

22 Children - An hour-long program for our youngest visitors. Designed for ages 3-13, storytellers share a variety of stories and songs from many cultures. Following the program, parents and teachers are encouraged to take children on a quick walk through the Institute's galleries.

Ph: 205-328-9696, ext. 2 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

25 ASC KIDS - Part of the ASC Kids' Club Series sponsored by Jane Stephens Comer. Recommended for children ages 5-12. This Christmas show is back by popular demand. Kids will delight in a holiday adventure as they go on a journey with the residents of Mugwumpville, who try to persuade their mayor to allow the town to celebrate Christmas and help the citizens find the true light of the holiday. Enjoy photos with Santa Claus, live music and holiday treats after the show.

Fee: Admission charged

30 - 7 Zoolight Safari - Enjoy half a million twinkling lights, the ZooLight Express train, a cup of hot cocoa and festive spirit aplenty in Birmingham's holiday tradition, ZooLight Safari. See a wildlife show featuring animals from colder climes, visit the Alabama Barn for a holiday photo and pick up a gift membership for your favorite family. Animal exhibits will be closed for ZooLight Safari. Non-members - Admission Charged, Members FREE

Fee: Admission charged

1 Children's Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration - Children's program addressing the principles of Kwanzaa with guest speaker, special "handmade" gifts for all children and pizza lunch.

Ph: 205-328-9696, ext. 2 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

9 - 10 Christmas Services - Christmas Eve: 3:30, 5, 8, and 11 p.m. with the Music of Christmas beginning at 10:30 p.m.; Christmas Day: 10 a.m.

Address: Cathedral Church of the Advent , Birmingham, Alabama
Ph: 205-226-3505 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.adventbirmingham.com
Fee: Free

10 Family Kwanzaa Celebration - Annual family Kwanzaa celebration identifying the principles and meaning of Kwanzaa. Program includes guest speaker, entertainment and closing reception.

Ph: 866-328-9696, ext. 2 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

10 - 14 Zoolight Safari - Enjoy half a million twinkling lights, the ZooLight Express train, a cup of hot cocoa and festive spirit aplenty in Birmingham's holiday tradition, ZooLight Safari. See a wildlife show featuring animals from colder climes, visit the Alabama Barn for a holiday photo and pick up a gift membership for your favorite family. Animal exhibits will be closed for ZooLight Safari. Non-members - Admission Charged, Members FREE

Fee: Admission charged

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