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western's wine & food festival

at the birmingham zoo

Friday, October 6 @ 6:00-9:00pm

The wine & food lover's night that you don't want to miss! There will be over 500 wines to taste that cover every varietal and price as well as 40+ food vendors featuring the tastiest new local items. Pre-order wines at the show for super deals, ride the carousel, & see live animals on display. All proceeds will be donated toThe Birmingham ZooThe Emmet O'Neal LibraryJunior League of Birmingham, & East Lake Initiative. We hope to see you there!

Buy your tickets online here.

yoga for riding the waves

with marie blair


October 13
November 17
December 8

All sessions are 10:00am - Noon

Learn mindfulness exercises for riding the waves of life.

Open to all. Free. Please bring a mat.

neuroscience cafe: parkinson's disease update

Thursday, September 14 @ 6:30pm

We will be joined by Drs. Matthew Goldberg, Laura Volpicelli-Daley, and Harrison Walker for a discussion on Parkinson's Disease.


documentaries after dark: A Will for the woods

Tuesday, September 19 @ 6:30pm

What if our last act could be a gift to the planet? Determined that his final resting place will benefit the earth, Clark Wang prepared for his own green burial while battling lymphoma. The spirited Clark and his partner Jane, boldly facing his mortality, embrace the planning of a spiritually meaningful funeral and join with a compassionate local cemetarian to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut.

Join us after the film for a Skype session with one of the filmmakers.



Standing room only presents:

Target Market: A Radiohead night

Friday, September 22 @ 6:30pm
Free, Ages 21 & up

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ok Computer with a screening of the Radiohead documentary Meeting People is Easy, 90s karaoke and the chance to win a copy of OKNOTOK on vinyl.

community conversation on aging

Tuesday, September 26 @ 10:00am

This September our conversation will focus on preparing for elder care.

Download the brochure here.

an afternoon with the author:

amy mcdonald

Sunday, October 1 @ 2:00pm

Local teacher and author Amy McDonald explored the life of a Holocaust survivor living in Birmingham. Determined to Survive details the experiences of Max Steinmetz, a Romanian-born Auschwitz survivor who relocated to Alabama in 1955 and began sharing his traumatic story with local students and other public audiences 50 years after it conclusion. McDonald, a Shades Valley High School teacher, worked closely with Steinmetz to capture his story in accurate and harrowing detail, and will discuss and sign copies of her book.







Winter Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  |  Wed - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  |  Fri, Sat - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  |  Sun - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours: Mon, Wed, Thu - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  |  Tue - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  |  Fri, Sat - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  |  Sun - Closed