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Join us January 26th for our monthly luncheon with Ashley M. Jones, Poet Laureate of Alabama. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Florida International University. Her poems and essays appear in or are forthcoming at CNN, POETRY, The Oxford American, Origins Journal, The Quarry by Split This Rock, Obsidian, and many others. She teaches Creative Writing at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and in the Low Residency MFA at Converse University. Jones co-directs PEN Birmingham, and she is the founding director of the Magic City Poetry Festival. She is the author of Magic City Gospel (Hub City Press 2017),dark /Continue Reading ...

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

Vestavia Hills City Hall (Council Chambers) 1032 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills

THIS IS NOW A VIRTUAL EVENT Register Now   The United Nations General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides.” Join the BHEC in observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day with second generation survivor, Esther Gerson Levy, who will be sharing her family’s experience during the Holocaust followed by a Q&A. Join us to rememberContinue Reading ...

Network After Work Birmingham at Mayawell Bar

About this event Join us for an evening out with other local business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and career-minded professionals between Thursday, January 27th at Mayawell Bar. Experience networking like never before! Network After Work, a leader in networking events, has changed the art of networking. With access to numerous in-person networking events, virtual networking events and live workshops each month, the opportunity to connect with the people you need just became that much easier. Learn and grow the skills you need through monthly workshops. Once in the community, you can even go back to learn from past workshops. When: Thursday, JanuaryContinue Reading ...

ONLINE: Winter Audubon Talk—Alabama’s Birdlife and the Climate Crisis: Changes, Challenges, and Choices

Virtual AL

Pre-registration is required by 12 p.m. CST Wednesday, January 26th. Visit alaudubon.org/event/2022-01-27 for more information and to register. While this is a free event, please support our work if you are able and make a tax-deductible donation at alaudubon.org/annualfund. Join Dr. R. Scot Duncan, Professor of Biology at Birmingham-Southern College and author of Southern Wonder: Alabama’s Surprising Biodiversity, as he explores the impacts of climate change on our state’s bird populations, and how we can ensure Alabama’s birdlife enjoys the best possible future. Make dinner and enjoy it while you watch this engaging live-streamed presentation. There will be time at the end for questionsContinue Reading ...


From Cocoa Beans to Chocolate | Story Walk

From Cocoa Beans to Chocolate | Story Walk Led by: Ellen Hardy, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Education Coordinator Saturday, January 29 | 9-10 a.m. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens $15 (adult + child) | $5 each additional family member  Part of our Family Fun Days series—enjoy fun encounters in the Gardens for the entire family! Topics will provide opportunities for visitors of all ages to discover the wonders of the Gardens. Take a walk in the Gardens’ Conservatory, see our tropical cacao tree and vanilla bean orchid, and look for flowers and pods as we learn how cacao beans goContinue Reading ...


Join us for a special lunchtime presentation by Dr. Kirk Curnutt, executive director of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society, Board member of the Hemingway Society, and chair of English at Troy University. Dr. Curnutt will share stories from the book All of the Belles: the Montgomery Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and more! The heroines of these still remarkable tales rebel against Southern expectations of women, revel in the newfound freedoms young people enjoyed at the outset of the modern age, and ultimately discover that home is far harder to run away from than they ever expected. Feel free toContinue Reading ...

Thrift Store 50K + Half Marathon

Thrift Store 50K & Half Marathon There’s a twist to this race that will test runners’ bargain hunting skills. Except for their favorite pair of socks and shoes, each runner will be required to outfit their entire race kit, nutrition, and pack from their local thrift store. (Shirt, shorts, jacket, gloves, water bottle, fluids etc) The cost of these items cannot exceed $20 total. It can be done. Be selective in your choices and don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Necessary undergarments will be allowed, but kudos to those who stay hard and go with the bargain brazier.Continue Reading ...

Community Seed Swap

Saturday, January 29 | 9 a.m.–1 p.m.Strange Auditorium at Birmingham Botanical GardensFree and open to the publicJoin the Library at the Gardens as we celebrate National Seed Swap Day with our first-ever Community Seed Swap! Bring any open-pollinated, heirloom seed you would like to share: locally saved seeds, specialty seeds, or excess seeds you purchased.Learn tips and tricks, take home books, and chat with others who share a love of seed saving. For more information, contact Library Director Hope Long at hlong@bbgardens.org or 205.588.4593.If you would like to volunteer to help with the Community Seed Swap, contact Alice Thompson MooreContinue Reading ...

GirlSpring presents “Girl Talk” for girls 8-12 and moms!

Registrations Are ClosedRegistration for this event has ended, but please email kristen@girlspring.com to be added to future events, or for events like this one specifically!A free, all girls (ages 8-12) event to talk about what's going on with their bodies, puberty, empowerment, questions, and more. About this event Make sure to RSVP for this event before spots fill up! Spaces are limited and Covid-19 protocols will be in place. PLEASE NOTE, the event will take place in the James Spann Auditorium.  GirlSpring is proud to be a partner on this program, guaranteed to address topics that all girls go throughContinue Reading ...

6th Annual Guinness Chili Cook Off

Presenting our 6th Annual Guinness Chili Cook Off benefiting Wings of Hope Pediatric Foundation. Join us Saturday, January 29th, 2022 to help us taste chili and decide a winner! Love to cook and think you have a winning chili recipe?? Register to join the competition by emailing guinnesschilicookoff@gmail.com Rules and regulations will be sent via email.


Water Soluble Mixed Media Art with William Canty

Forstall Art Center 215 20th Street North, Birmingham, AL

Saturday, January 29, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm $25, some supplies included. Do you love working with a variety of media? This class allows you to experiment with all the supplies you have and more! Learn how to add texture with gels and mediums, how to incorporate paint, inks, pastels, graphite, collage and much more to create layers and interest in your piece. This class includes basic information about supplies and what they do, as well as demonstrations and instructions that will encourage you to experiment in new ways. This class is perfect for adults who have an interest in mixedContinue Reading ...


Historic Night Tour

Join us for a Historic Night Tour of Sloss Furnaces on Saturday, January 29. We will be offering two tour options: one at 7:00pm and one at 8:00pm. The tour lasts about 2 hours. Take a  tour of Sloss Furnaces at night with the lights turned off. On the tour you will learn about how the furnaces worked as well as deaths that are known to have occurred there. We will also be leading the group to two places not open to the public. Cost is $25. For more information or to register, email Ty Malugani at tyler.malugani@birminghamal.gov.


The Black Jacket Symphony

The Black Jacket Symphony returns to the BJCC Concert Hall to perform The Beatles White Album live on Saturday, January 29th! Presale tickets are available on Wednesday, September 22nd at 10am using the code "BEATLES". General public on-sale Friday, September 24th at 10am.


We are excited to celebrate with you at BourbonHam at The Club on Sunday, January  30, 2022. MS doesn’t stop and neither will we. We’ve planned every detail of this event with the health and safety of our attendees, volunteers and staff in mind. In keeping with current guidance from the CDC, as well as state, city and other local agencies, a variety of new protocols will be in place. This includes mandatory face coverings, reduced touchpoints to minimize physical interactions, limiting number of guests and physically distanced seating. Please note that plans may be altered as the event dayContinue Reading ...

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