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January

1 - 31 Tuscaloosa City Walk, Tuscaloosa, AL - Tuscaloosa - 11 Km Walk through the University of Alabama campus, historic downtown and homes, a portion of the Black Warrior River. Civil War and Alabama history ... Tuscaloosa City Walk, Tuscaloosa, AL

31 - 30 UAB Birmingham Walk - Birmingham - 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 ... UAB Birmingham Walk

31 - 30 Historic Southside: Birmingham - 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. ... Historic Southside: Birmingham

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

4XFF 7 - Birmingham - Xtreme Freestyle Fighting 7 is happening LIVE in Birmingham , Alabama. Professional and Amateur Mixed Martial Arts sanctioned by the International Spo ... XFF 7

11 - 13 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration - Birmingham - 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 ... Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

12 - 9 Helen Keller Student Art Show - Birmingham - Annual exhibition of artwork by Alabama students who are visually impaired. The exhibition will travel to other sites throughout the state. ... Helen Keller Student Art Show

13High School Art Winners, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast - Birmingham - Sponsored by the Birmingham Art Association (founded in 1908). 7-9 a.m. ... High School Art Winners, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast

February

18 - 16 Lost and Found! Story of a B25 Bomber - Birmingham - Feb 4-Apr 30, Birmingham
Lost and Found! Story of a B-25 Bomber
205-833-8226. www.southernmuseumofflight.org. Admission charged. Southern Museu ... Lost and Found! Story of a B25 Bomber

18 - 20 Bed & Breakfast Association of Alabama Annual Conference - Birmingham - The Bed and Breakfast Association of Alabama Annual Conference and Workshops to be held in Birmingham. ... Bed & Breakfast Association of Alabama Annual Conference

21 - 14 Modern Dance Classes with MIRRORS DANCE COMPANY - Birmingham - 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 a ... Modern Dance Classes with MIRRORS DANCE COMPANY

25 - 21 African American Aviation Month - Birmingham - 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 licens ... African American Aviation Month

27Singles cupidParty - Birmingham - 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 ... Singles cupidParty

30Black History Month Program - Birmingham - A special program in honor of Black History Month. ... Black History Month Program

31 - 2 OReilly World of Wheels Custom Auto Show - Birmingham - More than 350 custom cars, trucks, motorcycles on display plus appearances by television stars and other celebrities. ... OReilly World of Wheels Custom Auto Show

1Annual Wild About Chocolate Valentine Gala - Birmingham - A benefit for the Wildlife Center at Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama's oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation center. Event features a taste of t ... Annual Wild About Chocolate Valentine Gala

1Valentine Dinner - Tuscaloosa - Dinner featuring a gourmet meal and a natural history presentation. Reservations required; limited seating. ... Valentine Dinner

5Annual Mardi Gras Celebration - Birmingham - 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 ... Annual Mardi Gras Celebration

8 - 13 Birmingham International Festival Salute to Japan - Birmingham - Feb. 25-April 30, Birmingham
Birmingham International Festival 2006 Salute to Japan
Oldest and most comprehensive cultural organization of its k ... Birmingham International Festival Salute to Japan

21 - 23 Cottontail's Village Arts & Crafts Show - Birmingham - 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 ... Cottontail's Village Arts & Crafts Show

March

15BATS! - Birmingham - THESE SOMEWHAT MISUNDERSTOOD FLYING MAMMALS ARE VORACIOUS INSECT EATERS. DICK MILLS WILL HELP US APPRECIATE THEM INSTEAD OF FEARING THEM. LEARN WHICH ... BATS!

26Tuscaloosa Wild Game Cook-Off - Tuscaloosa - Hosted by the local chapter of Alabama Wildlife Federation. Sample some of the area's best wild game dishes, participate in a raffle and silent auctio ... Tuscaloosa Wild Game Cook-Off

29 - 7 Bike Across Magnificent Alabama (BAMA) - Birmingham - 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 sto ... Bike Across Magnificent Alabama (BAMA)

2 - 6 SPRING BREAK NATURE CAMP - Birmingham - Have fun for spring break. ... SPRING BREAK NATURE CAMP

3Southern Museum of Flight - Birmingham - Mar 21, Birmingham
Southern Museum of Flight & Birmingham Park & Recreation's "Fly-A-Kite Day"
Birmingham Race Course--Fly a kite just for fun o ... Southern Museum of Flight

7Southeastern Conference Gymnastics Championship - Birmingham - All seven gymnastics teams from the Southeastern Conference compete for Conference Championship. Teams include: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, ... Southeastern Conference Gymnastics Championship

April

14Annual Girl Scouts Day - Birmingham - 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 Institut ... Annual Girl Scouts Day

14WILDFLOWER HIKE - Birmingham - Apr 1, Birmingham
Wildflower Hike
205-833-8264. www.ruffnermountain.org. Free admission. Ruffner Mountain Nature Center—Ruffner Mountain sprin ... WILDFLOWER HIKE

15 - 12 Birmingham International Festival Salute - Birmingham - Annual exhibition collaboration between BCRI and the Birmingham International Festival. ... Birmingham International Festival Salute

20 - 12 Art in Bloom - Birmingham - 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. ... Art in Bloom

20 - 21 Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser - Birmingham - Alabama's largest plant sale and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens largest fundraiser. What has become symbolic of the Spring Plant Sale is the big te ... Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser

22280 Station Art Exhibit - Birmingham - 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 ... 280 Station Art Exhibit

28Wild Blue Yonder Rally - Birmingham - Planes, Bikes, Cars. Air rides and a special vintage aircraft display. Birmingham Aero Club. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. ... Wild Blue Yonder Rally

3 - 4 Saint Elias Lebanese Food & Cultural Festival - Birmingham - Homemade Lebanese food, including baked kibbee, rolled grape leaves, spinach pies, lemon grilled chicken, Lebanese ice cream, and more; dancing demons ... Saint Elias Lebanese Food & Cultural Festival

4The Annual Bromberg's Diamond DashThe Annual Bromberg's Diamond Dash - Birmingham - Teams of two will answer riddles and complete challenges right from their cell phones, as they follow clues throughout the downtown area for the chanc ... The Annual Bromberg's Diamond Dash

71040 Fest - Birmingham - 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 fo ... 1040 Fest

7Take Back the Night - Tuscaloosa - An annual rally and march to take a stand against violence in the lives of women around the world. Hosted by the University of Alabama Women's Resourc ... Take Back the Night

10 - 12 Imagination Festival - Birmingham - Children will never lack for excitement at Imagination Festival. It is the best children's art event ever!

Each year, the Imagination Festiva ... Imagination Festival

10 - 12 EyeBeam - Birmingham - This collaborative project between members of the art, architecture & construction communities is a part of the ONB Magic City Art Connection's Imagin ... EyeBeam

11Pageant-Wars Presented by Glitter Girls Pageants LLCPageant-Wars Presented by Glitter Girls Pageants LLC - Birmingham - 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 ... Pageant-Wars Presented by Glitter Girls Pageants LLC

11 - 12 Eighth Annual Collectors Classroom - Birmingham - A great opportunity to learn the behind the scenes work which takes place in the artist's studio: the materials, methods, tools, descriptions and voca ... Eighth Annual Collectors Classroom

11EARTHFEST CELEBRATION - Birmingham - COME TO RUFFNER MOUNTAIN FOR AN AFTERNOON LIVE MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY. ALL AGES. DONATIONS ENCOURAGED. ... EARTHFEST CELEBRATION

11Taylorville Baptist Cruise In - Tuscaloosa - Out Reach Cruisin. Free Hot Dogs, Drinks and Chips. Door Prizes to registered cars. Open to cars, trucks, motorcycles. All Free. ... Taylorville Baptist Cruise In

15 - 22 Heritage Week - Tuscaloosa - This year Heritage Week will focus on Tuscaloosa's medical history. Events will include tours of historic structures and homes, guest speakers on loca ... Heritage Week

18REEDS Diamond Dash - Tuscaloosa - 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 ... REEDS Diamond Dash

May

18MEDICINAL PLANTS WORKSHOP - Birmingham - May 6, Birmingham
Medicinal Plants Workshop
205-833-8264. www.ruffnermountain.org. Admission charged. Ruffner Mountain Nature Center--On this ea ... MEDICINAL PLANTS WORKSHOP

23Evening of Chocolate - Tuscaloosa - Come for a fun filled evening of all the chocolate you can eat, bid on silent auction items and help the homeless in Tuscaloosa. This is an event tha ... Evening of Chocolate

25Full Moon Hikes for Families - Birmingham - May 13, Birmingham
Full Moon Hike for Families
205-833-8264. www.ruffnermountain.org. Admission charged. Reservations required. Ruffner Mountai ... Full Moon Hikes for Families

25 - 26 Birmingham Rose Society - Birmingham - 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 1 ... Birmingham Rose Society

25Annual Women's Health 5 K Run - Birmingham - 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 ... Annual Women's Health 5 K Run

3 - 25 Selections from The Werner H. Kramarsky Collection - Birmingham - Selections from The Werner H. Kramarsky Collection of Contemporary American Drawings
highlight collector Wynn Kramarsky's ongoing advocacy of the ... Selections from The Werner H. Kramarsky Collection

8 - 9 An Addict in the Family: Family at Risk - Birmingham - One of the missions of The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries is to provide addicts and families and social service personnel with support and educati ... An Addict in the Family: Family at Risk

8Prestige Painting - Birmingham - Prestige Painting specializes in residential painting both indoors and out while providing quality workmanship and products. We also provide concrete ... Prestige Painting

9The Great Airplane Fair - Birmingham - May 27, Birmingham
The Great Airplane Fair
205-833-8226. www.southernmuseumofflight.org. Admission charged. Southern Museum of Flight--Lots of f ... The Great Airplane Fair

9Tri-It-On Triathlon - Birmingham - 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 ... Tri-It-On Triathlon

9Annual Old Fashion Biker Poker Run & Bike Show - Tuscaloosa - Due to the tremendous amount of tornado damage here in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama area and the monumental, ongoing clean-up effor ... Annual Old Fashion Biker Poker Run & Bike Show

June

17Vulcan - Birmingham - A festive outdoor celebration in honor of Vulcan's special day. Enjoy food, live music and entertainment, children's activities and more, while visit ... Vulcan

17Annual State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Induction - Birmingham - The state's greatest sports champions are honored. Reception: 5:00-7:00 p.m.; banquet, 7 p.m. ... Annual State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Induction

29 - 31 Annual City Stages - Birmingham - Three days of music, dance, food, arts and crafts in and around beautiful Linn Park. ... Annual City Stages

29 - 31 City Stages - Birmingham - Birmingham's World-Class Music Festival offers 125+ performances on 9 stages throughout Father's Day Weekend. Alabama's largest special event draws m ... City Stages

30Farm Fresh Meats Festival - Birmingham - Southeastern chefs will demonstrate how to prepare local, farm-fresh meats such as pasture raised chicken, rabbit, fish, beef and pork at the pictures ... Farm Fresh Meats Festival

30Wine & Cheese Sunset Hike - Birmingham - 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 Birmingha ... Wine & Cheese Sunset Hike

30National Trails Day Hike - Birmingham - 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 (appr ... National Trails Day Hike

13Little Miss Alabama - Birmingham - Beauty Pageant for girls 0-19 years of age with seven age division competing. State Titles, Custom State Crowns, Embroidered Banners, 6 Ft Trophys, ... Little Miss Alabama

13Official Little Miss Alabama Pageant - Birmingham - Beauty Pageant for all girls 0-19 years of age! Alabama State Title, Custom State Crown, Monogrammed Banners, 6ft Trophy's, Saving Bonds, Cash, Ame ... Official Little Miss Alabama Pageant

14 - 20 Juneteenth Free The Spirit Concert - Birmingham - Annual concert that kicks off the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute's weekend long Juneteenth Celebration. ... Juneteenth Free The Spirit Concert

19Annual Juneteenth Celebration - Birmingham - A celebration of the official end of slavery in the United States. Free outdoor music festival, children's village, games, activities, contests and ve ... Annual Juneteenth Celebration

July

3 - 7 Pentecostal Fellowship Churches Inc Annual National Convention - Tuscaloosa - Annual National Convention of PFC Inc churches and ministries. Delegates from USA and abroad will be in attendance. Open to public. ... Pentecostal Fellowship Churches Inc Annual National Convention

4Mayfield Ice Cream Day - Birmingham - 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. Ju ... Mayfield Ice Cream Day

10 - 12 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series - Birmingham - 6040 Barber Motorsports Pkwy. - Get your ticket early for this fantastic event. The spectacular 2.3-mile racetrack provides a challenging course for c ... Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series

11Tomato Festival - Birmingham - 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 ... Tomato Festival

18Annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show - Birmingham - If you would like further information please feel free to contact via email or phone. ... Annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show

August

7 - 8 Sloss Furnaces "Stokin - Birmingham - Aug 25-26, Birmingham
Sloss Furnaces "Stokin' the Fire" BBQ Festival
205-324-1911. www.slossfurnaces.com. Admission charged. Sloss Furnaces Nati ... Sloss Furnaces "Stokin

8North Harbor HOT HUNDRED - Tuscaloosa - The North Harbor HOT HUNDRED is a recreational bicycle ride through the rural areas of West Alabama. Known as the "Hottest Ride in the South", there ... North Harbor HOT HUNDRED

September

21 - 22 Artwalk - Birmingham - Artwalk will hold its Annual Juried Art Show, transforming Birmingham's loft neighborhood into an arts district, featuring the work of more than 100 v ... Artwalk

October

13Grow Alabama Harvest Festival - Birmingham - Oct 1-31, Birmingham (Call for exact dates)
Grow Alabama Harvest Festival
205-991-0042. Mt. Laurel, 1185 Dunnavant Valley Rd.--Enjoy homegrown A ... Grow Alabama Harvest Festival

16 - 19 Moundville Native American Festival - Tuscaloosa - Oct 4-7, Tuscaloosa
Moundville Native American Festival
205-371-2234. www.moundville.ua.edu. Admission charged. Moundville Archaeological Park†... Moundville Native American Festival

20Mt Laurel Fall Festival - Birmingham - Annual FAll Festival & Craft FAir ... Mt Laurel Fall Festival

27 - 28 Roebuck Springs Historical Homes & Gardens Tour - Birmingham - 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 ... Roebuck Springs Historical Homes & Gardens Tour

3 - 4 Boo at the Zoo - Birmingham - 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-o ... Boo at the Zoo

3 - 4 Pure American Pageant - Tuscaloosa - Pure American Pageants--Christian-based, natural pageant for girls and women of all ages and boys ages 0 – 8! Learn more at Facebook.com/PureAmerica ... Pure American Pageant

3Birmingham Bicycle Club's Annual - Birmingham - Birmingham Bicycle Club's annual Century starting at Homestead Hollow in Springville, Alabama. Routes from 25 to the 102 mile "Mountain Goat" with tot ... Birmingham Bicycle Club's Annual

4 - 11 Alabama Woodworkers Guild Annual Juried Show - Birmingham - 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 thi ... Alabama Woodworkers Guild Annual Juried Show

10 - 11 Boo at the Zoo - Birmingham - 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-o ... Boo at the Zoo

10Art in Avondale Park - Birmingham - Free, public art event designed to inspire children to discover their talents through a variety of art lessons provided by local art teachers, artists ... Art in Avondale Park

November

18 - 19 Alabama Designer/Craftsmen Fine Craft Show - Birmingham - A juried show and demonstration of hand built and wheel thrown pottery, woodworking, handmade baskets, printmaking, fiber works including hooked wall ... Alabama Designer/Craftsmen Fine Craft Show

18Vulcan Run 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run - Birmingham - 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 Champ ... Vulcan Run 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run

18BEAKER BASH 5 - Birmingham - 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 ... BEAKER BASH 5

18Art in Avondale Park - Birmingham - 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 ... Art in Avondale Park

23Children - Birmingham - An hour-long program for our youngest visitors. Designed for ages 3-13, storytellers share a variety of stories and songs from many cultures. Follow ... Children

24Annual Lights Up at the Summit - Birmingham - 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 ligh ... Annual Lights Up at the Summit

25ASC KIDS - Birmingham - Part of the ASC Kids' Club Series sponsored by Jane Stephens Comer. Recommended for children ages 5-12. Nathifa Dance Company will entertain and educa ... ASC KIDS

26Van Cliburn International Piana Competition Winner - Birmingham - 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 ... Van Cliburn International Piana Competition Winner

28 - 1 Christmas Village Festival Arts & Crafts Show - Birmingham - 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 ... Christmas Village Festival Arts & Crafts Show

29Legends IRON BOWL CHALLENGE - Birmingham - The Legends IRON BOWL CHALLENGE is a fanfare event held Wednesday each year preceding the Alabama vs Auburn football game. Former players from both sc ... Legends IRON BOWL CHALLENGE

31 - 1 Alabama Designer Craftsmen Fine Craft Show - Birmingham - A juried show featuring handbuilt and wheel thrown pottery, woodworking, handmade baskets, leaded and slumped glass, silver and other handmade jewelry ... Alabama Designer Craftsmen Fine Craft Show

2National Veterans Day Parade - Birmingham - The nation's oldest and largest observance of National Veterans Day featuring approximately 5,000 participants, 15 bands, 100 cars and buses, 50 float ... National Veterans Day Parade

December

15Advent Lessons and Carol - Birmingham - A beautiful service of readings and anthems, preparing the way for the coming birth of Christ. ... Advent Lessons and Carol

20Children - Birmingham - An hour-long program for our youngest visitors. Designed for ages 3-13, storytellers share a variety of stories and songs from many cultures. Follow ... Children

21Museum Open House & Luminary Display - Tuscaloosa - Stroll The University of Alabama Quadrangle, lined with a holiday luminary display by UA's Circle K Club, hear the seasonal music of Denny Chimes, and ... Museum Open House & Luminary Display

21Childrens Christmas Market - Tuscaloosa - Bring the children to shop for unique ecogifts for friends and family. Many priced less than $10. 4-7 p.m. ... Childrens Christmas Market

21West Alabama Christmas Parade - Tuscaloosa - The state's largest Christmas parade with more than 200 entries spreading holiday cheer. ... West Alabama Christmas Parade

23ASC KIDS - Birmingham - 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. ... ASC KIDS

28 - 5 Zoolight Safari - Birmingham - Enjoy half a million twinkling lights, the ZooLight Express train, a cup of hot cocoa and festive spirit aplenty in Birmingham's holiday tradition, Zo ... Zoolight Safari

29Children's Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration - Birmingham - Children's program addressing the principles of Kwanzaa with guest speaker, special "handmade" gifts for all children and pizza lunch.
... Children's Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration

7 - 8 Christmas Services - Birmingham - 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. ... Christmas Services

8Family Kwanzaa Celebration - Birmingham - Annual family Kwanzaa celebration identifying the principles and meaning of Kwanzaa. Program includes guest speaker, entertainment and closing recepti ... Family Kwanzaa Celebration

8 - 12 Zoolight Safari - Birmingham - Enjoy half a million twinkling lights, the ZooLight Express train, a cup of hot cocoa and festive spirit aplenty in Birmingham's holiday tradition, Zo ... Zoolight Safari