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Preview Screening: Defying the Nazis: The Sharps War

Preview Screening: Defying the Nazis: The Sharps War

Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Alys Stephens Center, Birmingham AL

Ken Burns' new film, Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War, is an account of a daring rescue mission that occurred on the precipice of World War II. It tells the previously untold story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to a life-threatening mission in Europe. Over two dangerous years they helped to save scores of imperiled Jews and refugees fleeing Nazi occupation across Europe.

This event is free and open to the public. The screening will include a panel discussion featuring director Artemis Joukowsky via Skype – and will be followed by a reception.

To reserve tickets, click on the reserve ticket button below, call 205-975-ARTS (2787) or visit the Alys Stephens Center box office during regular hours.

Partners: Alabama Public Television, Unitarian Universalist Church of Birminghamn, the Levite Jewish Community Center, the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, and The Birmingham Jewish Federation

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An Evening with Sarah Vowell

An Evening with Sarah Vowell

Sunday, Oct 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, Huntsville, AL

Best-selling author and This American Life contributor Sarah Vowell delivers a reading and takes your questions. Book sale and signing (limit 1 personal item) follows the show.

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Tommy Emmanuel – Classics and Christmas Tour

Tommy Emmanuel – Classics and Christmas Tour

Friday, December 16, 2016 at 8:00 PM

The Lyric Theatre, Birmingham

Tommy Emmanuel, considered the world's best acoustic guitarist, performs! An accomplished fingerstyle player, Emmanuel frequently threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as a one-man band who handles the melody, the supporting chords and the bass all at once. You have to see it to believe it!

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Events Around Alabama

July 28-31

Mary Poppins in Springville

Springville Community Theater is flying high with MARY POPPINS! Show dates are July 28, 29 and 30 at 7:00 pm and July 31 at 2:00 pm at the Springville Middle School, 6695 US Hwy 11, Springville, AL 35146. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets go on sale July 14. You may reserve tickets online at springvillecommunitytheater.com or for phone reservations, call Donna Smith 205-937-0646 or Candace Eskew 205-965-2946. Come join us for a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious good time!

July 29 - 31, 2016

Stone Chipping Artisans at Little River Canyon

A gathering of arrowhead and spear point making artisans will occur at the Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, Alabama on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 29 to 31, 2016 from 10 AM to 4 PM. This knap-in will be a wonderful opportunity for the public to learn how early people made their stone tools and weapons by watching experts work, hearing about their crafts, and looking at their art. Arrowheads and spear points made by these modern-day artisans will be available for purchase. Only modern artist’s work, tools, and raw materials may be sold or exhibited. No artifacts or fossils will be bought, sold, or exhibited. Collecting anything in the park is illegal. People wishing to participate as flintknappers and vendors must register. Register with Larry Beane at 256-845-9605, or larry_beane@nps.gov.

Saturday, July 30 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Free Screening of The Boys of '36

Rocket City Rowing will host a pre-broadcast screening of the PBS American Experience documentary "The Boys of '36" inspired by Daniel James Brown's best-selling book "The Boys in the Boat." Screening will be Saturday, July 30 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. at the Straight to Ale Band Room, Campus 805, 2620 Clinton Ave W, Huntsville, AL 35805. The pre-broadcast screening is free and open to the public of all ages. Movie snacks will be provided. Rowing shells, oars and equipment will be on display. For more information contact: 256-541-4250. Watch "The Boys of '36" on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 8:00 p.m. on Alabama Public Television.

Saturday, June 30 from 10:00am - 4:00pm

Woofs & Wags Fest

The Woofs & Wags fest is the kick-off fund raiser event for The Bailey Foundation. We will have games, contests, music, food and prizes! Stop by and enter our treat toss contest, the waggiest wag contest, and the owner/dog look alike contest. This event will be held at Just Happy Hounds, 2222 5th Avenue S. 35233 on July 30, 2016 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.

Friday, August 5, 6:30pm - 6:30pm

Hooptie Do 4 Heart Disease

The Hooptie Do 4 Heart Disease (HD4HD), benefitting the American Heart Association will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday August 5 in the Rose Garden parking lot of the Springhill Medical Center located at 3719 Dauphin Street in Mobile, Alabama. As in years past, the 2016 Hooptie Do will offer attendees an exceptional family oriented, fun-filled event with a new twist this year by featuring the Darndest Drawdown Ever! A single entry ticket just $20 per person and kids 12 and under get in free, but the $50 per couple entry ticket includes one entry into the Darndest Drawdown Ever! with a chance to win big money and you don't have to be present to win. Visit our web site www.HD4HD.org to learn more or purchase tickets to this fun, family event.

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