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Connections: Diane Fox | Beauvais Lyons

Downtown Huntsville June 27 – September 27, 2015 This new series is focused on regional contemporary artists with shared sensibilities. This exhibit showcases critically acclaimed husband and wife artists Diane Fox and Beauvais Lyons from Knoxville, Tennessee, whose lithographs and photographs use animals as the key protagonists in their works. Fox’s black and white and color photographs document the artificial displays and stuffed animal specimens found in natural history museums worldwide, emphasizing their removal from the natural world. Lyons creates exquisitely crafted lithographs that parody the pedantic scientific prints of the nineteenth century and hint at new truths. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 30, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Images of the Great War: The European Offenses, 1914-16 from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection

Downtown Huntsville August 8 – November 15, 2015 From America’s foremost graphic and documentary resource of soldiers and soldiering, and one of the world’s largest collections devoted to the study of military uniforms, comes an exhibition of original artworks commemorating the centenary of World War I. Images of the Great War presents 44 prints, drawings and watercolors by various artists depicting aspects of the first two years of the War. Visual material will be supplemented with associated historical artifacts borrowed from local military collections. Organized by HMA and the John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 30, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Once again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. Saturday, March 21-September 21. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Sunday, August 30, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admission. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Sunday, August 30, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Another Point of View: Art by American Women Highlights from the Sellars Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition features a rich selection of 57 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from the Museum’s unique collection of art by American women. Executed between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries , these engaging works underscore the quality and breadth of the Sellars Collection, and offer viewers a rare opportunity to experience over a century of outstanding art produced by accomplished female artists. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/current-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 30, 2015.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2015 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition features a juried selection of 50 photographs by highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society. The exhibit includes both black and white and color photography in a range of subjects and styles. Founded in 1964, the Huntsville Photographic Society is dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society and the Huntsville Museum of Art. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/current-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Sunday, August 30, 2015.

Recent Acquisitions

Museums, Studios & Galleries July 11 –  October 11, 2015 This exhibition showcases artworks added to its permanent collection within the past two years. Some are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through bequest. All were carefully reviewed by the Museum’s Collections and Acquisitions Committee to fit the criteria established for the collection, and are compatible with the museum’s collecting objectives and goals. Recent acquisitions exhibitions are by nature a wonderful hodgepodge. Works of different styles and media are displayed together, sometimes with no unifying characteristic other than the fact that they came into the collection within a given period of time. But these shows serve an importance purpose. They demonstrate the scope of the museum’s collecting interests, and provide us an opportunity to acknowledge generous donors whose gifts help our collection grow. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , … Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 30, 2015.

Summer Pass

Museums, Studios & Galleries The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is pleased to announce Summer Passes for 2015! 1 adult 2 children (add additional people for $10) Museum admission Sunday – Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day * Includes the traveling exhibitions * Includes standard museum simulators * Can apply the $40 to upgrade to a yearly family membership * Science of Imagination (STEAM activity) every Thursday in June and July (geared for ages 4-6) **Not available to purchase online. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: $40. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.rocketcenter.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 30, 2015.

The Robot Zoo

Kids The Robot Zoo Visitors explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work, thanks to a touring exhibit, "The Robot Zoo." The 5,000-square-foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall. Cutaways expose the animals' insides as a host of easily recognizable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, that demonstrate what makes animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to the mechanic counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fan… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Sunday, August 30, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Spark Lab!

Educational & Lecture Spark Lab at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is a Smithsonian-sponsored activity geared toward pre-K students. Join us for sessions in the main museum scheduled regularly Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each week. Spark Lab includes hands-on physical science-themed interactive activities. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 30, 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 30, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Alan Little

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Below the Radar Brewhouse. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 30, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Humphrey's Blues Brunch Featuring Microwave Dave

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar & Grill. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 30, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Huntsville Lacrosse - Learn to Play

Sports Come out and try lacrosse for FREE! Learn how to play lacrosse this coming Saturday and Sunday, August 29th and 30th, at Brahan Springs Rec Center field 2:00-3:30pm. Coaches and players will be available to answer all questions and teach you how to play! Equipment provided. Venue/ Attraction: Brahan Spring Park. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

The Marriage of Figaro

Performing Arts & Film Ars Nova presents Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. David Caine as "Figaro" Emma Jensen as "The Countess" Pat Lamb as "The Count" Anna Lee as "Susanna" Gianna Schuetz as "Cherubino" Order tickets at www.arsnovahsv.com. For groups, call 256-883-1105. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $20-$30. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 30, 2015, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Bluegrass & Stained Glass 3

Music Featuring the FBC Bluegrass Band, Sanctuary Choir and FBC Orchestra. This year's concert marks the third year FBC has presented a bluegrass concert with the previous ones being held in 2010 and 2012. It is sure to be a night of good music, invite a friend! They will thank you for it! Venue/ Attraction: First Baptist Church Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 30, 2015, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM.

Jazz in the Park- Huntsville w/Steve Cole

Music The FREE inaugural Jazz in the Park- Huntsville concert will feature jazz saxophonist and recording artist, Steve Cole, one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz. The Chicago native exploded onto the scene in 1998 with the album “Stay Awhile” that was produced by fellow Chicagoan Brian Culbertson. The disc scored two #1 hits and earned Cole the Oasis Smooth Jazz Award for best new artist shortly before his sophomore set, “Between Us,” was released in 2000. Steve has performed/recorded, with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Boz Scaggs, Larry Carlton, Jeff Lorber, Jim Peterik, Freddie Cole, Cyrus Chestnut, and KMFDM, and has been a featured soloist with the City of Prague Orchestra, and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Steve is also a founding member of The Sax Pack, a stellar sax trio completed by Marcus Anderson and Jeff Kashiwa. In Big Spring Park East. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: None. Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Sunday, August 30, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Blues Power

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar & Grill. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 30, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Josh Allison

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Jefferson Street Pub. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Connections: Diane Fox | Beauvais Lyons

Downtown Huntsville June 27 – September 27, 2015 This new series is focused on regional contemporary artists with shared sensibilities. This exhibit showcases critically acclaimed husband and wife artists Diane Fox and Beauvais Lyons from Knoxville, Tennessee, whose lithographs and photographs use animals as the key protagonists in their works. Fox’s black and white and color photographs document the artificial displays and stuffed animal specimens found in natural history museums worldwide, emphasizing their removal from the natural world. Lyons creates exquisitely crafted lithographs that parody the pedantic scientific prints of the nineteenth century and hint at new truths. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, August 31, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Images of the Great War: The European Offenses, 1914-16 from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection

Downtown Huntsville August 8 – November 15, 2015 From America’s foremost graphic and documentary resource of soldiers and soldiering, and one of the world’s largest collections devoted to the study of military uniforms, comes an exhibition of original artworks commemorating the centenary of World War I. Images of the Great War presents 44 prints, drawings and watercolors by various artists depicting aspects of the first two years of the War. Visual material will be supplemented with associated historical artifacts borrowed from local military collections. Organized by HMA and the John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, August 31, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Once again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. Saturday, March 21-September 21. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, August 31, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admission. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, August 31, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Another Point of View: Art by American Women Highlights from the Sellars Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition features a rich selection of 57 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from the Museum’s unique collection of art by American women. Executed between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries , these engaging works underscore the quality and breadth of the Sellars Collection, and offer viewers a rare opportunity to experience over a century of outstanding art produced by accomplished female artists. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/current-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, August 31, 2015.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2015 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition features a juried selection of 50 photographs by highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society. The exhibit includes both black and white and color photography in a range of subjects and styles. Founded in 1964, the Huntsville Photographic Society is dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society and the Huntsville Museum of Art. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/current-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, August 31, 2015.

Recent Acquisitions

Museums, Studios & Galleries July 11 –  October 11, 2015 This exhibition showcases artworks added to its permanent collection within the past two years. Some are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through bequest. All were carefully reviewed by the Museum’s Collections and Acquisitions Committee to fit the criteria established for the collection, and are compatible with the museum’s collecting objectives and goals. Recent acquisitions exhibitions are by nature a wonderful hodgepodge. Works of different styles and media are displayed together, sometimes with no unifying characteristic other than the fact that they came into the collection within a given period of time. But these shows serve an importance purpose. They demonstrate the scope of the museum’s collecting interests, and provide us an opportunity to acknowledge generous donors whose gifts help our collection grow. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , … Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, August 31, 2015.

Summer Pass

Museums, Studios & Galleries The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is pleased to announce Summer Passes for 2015! 1 adult 2 children (add additional people for $10) Museum admission Sunday – Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day * Includes the traveling exhibitions * Includes standard museum simulators * Can apply the $40 to upgrade to a yearly family membership * Science of Imagination (STEAM activity) every Thursday in June and July (geared for ages 4-6) **Not available to purchase online. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: $40. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.rocketcenter.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, August 31, 2015.

The Robot Zoo

Kids The Robot Zoo Visitors explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work, thanks to a touring exhibit, "The Robot Zoo." The 5,000-square-foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall. Cutaways expose the animals' insides as a host of easily recognizable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, that demonstrate what makes animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to the mechanic counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fan… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, August 31, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, August 31, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Rockin’ Story Time

Kids All ages You never knew storytime could be this awesome! Join us weekly on Mondays & Wednesdays @ 10:30am as Miss Melissa rocks your storytime with cool books, kickin' kids songs, rad rhymes, and puppets, too! We'll wrap it all up with a themed craft. All ages are welcome. For more information contact Miss Melissa at mshuman@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5949. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, August 31, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

LEGO Mania

Downtown Huntsville All ages The library will provide LEGOs, you provide the imagination! Chidren can build creations out of their wildest dreams. The library will put these creations on display for 1 week until the next LEGO Mania.  For more information contact Miss Annie at amatthys@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5982. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Event Web Link: http://kids.hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, August 31, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Huntsville Photographic Society

Educational & Lecture Member photographic subject open discussion forum. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, August 31, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM.

Drew Richter

Music Nightlife Venue: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, August 31, 2015, 9:30 PM – Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 1:30 AM.

James Irvin Solo

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, August 31, 2015, 9:30 PM – Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Connections: Diane Fox | Beauvais Lyons

Downtown Huntsville June 27 – September 27, 2015 This new series is focused on regional contemporary artists with shared sensibilities. This exhibit showcases critically acclaimed husband and wife artists Diane Fox and Beauvais Lyons from Knoxville, Tennessee, whose lithographs and photographs use animals as the key protagonists in their works. Fox’s black and white and color photographs document the artificial displays and stuffed animal specimens found in natural history museums worldwide, emphasizing their removal from the natural world. Lyons creates exquisitely crafted lithographs that parody the pedantic scientific prints of the nineteenth century and hint at new truths. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 1, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Images of the Great War: The European Offenses, 1914-16 from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection

Downtown Huntsville August 8 – November 15, 2015 From America’s foremost graphic and documentary resource of soldiers and soldiering, and one of the world’s largest collections devoted to the study of military uniforms, comes an exhibition of original artworks commemorating the centenary of World War I. Images of the Great War presents 44 prints, drawings and watercolors by various artists depicting aspects of the first two years of the War. Visual material will be supplemented with associated historical artifacts borrowed from local military collections. Organized by HMA and the John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 1, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Once again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. Saturday, March 21-September 21. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, September 1, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admission. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, September 1, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Another Point of View: Art by American Women Highlights from the Sellars Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition features a rich selection of 57 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from the Museum’s unique collection of art by American women. Executed between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries , these engaging works underscore the quality and breadth of the Sellars Collection, and offer viewers a rare opportunity to experience over a century of outstanding art produced by accomplished female artists. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/current-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2015 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition features a juried selection of 50 photographs by highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society. The exhibit includes both black and white and color photography in a range of subjects and styles. Founded in 1964, the Huntsville Photographic Society is dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society and the Huntsville Museum of Art. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/current-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

Recent Acquisitions

Museums, Studios & Galleries July 11 –  October 11, 2015 This exhibition showcases artworks added to its permanent collection within the past two years. Some are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through bequest. All were carefully reviewed by the Museum’s Collections and Acquisitions Committee to fit the criteria established for the collection, and are compatible with the museum’s collecting objectives and goals. Recent acquisitions exhibitions are by nature a wonderful hodgepodge. Works of different styles and media are displayed together, sometimes with no unifying characteristic other than the fact that they came into the collection within a given period of time. But these shows serve an importance purpose. They demonstrate the scope of the museum’s collecting interests, and provide us an opportunity to acknowledge generous donors whose gifts help our collection grow. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , … Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

Summer Pass

Museums, Studios & Galleries The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is pleased to announce Summer Passes for 2015! 1 adult 2 children (add additional people for $10) Museum admission Sunday – Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day * Includes the traveling exhibitions * Includes standard museum simulators * Can apply the $40 to upgrade to a yearly family membership * Science of Imagination (STEAM activity) every Thursday in June and July (geared for ages 4-6) **Not available to purchase online. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: $40. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.rocketcenter.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

The Robot Zoo

Kids The Robot Zoo Visitors explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work, thanks to a touring exhibit, "The Robot Zoo." The 5,000-square-foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall. Cutaways expose the animals' insides as a host of easily recognizable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, that demonstrate what makes animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to the mechanic counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fan… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Wiggles & Walking Story Time

Downtown Huntsville Ages: 12-24 months A fun, active storytime for babies who have begun walking and their caregivers. We'll read - and sing - short books, share rhymes and songs, and play with the parachute! Stick around after storytime to play with toys from our special toy box. For more information contact Miss Annie at amatthys@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5982. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Mayor’s 100-Mile Walking Challenge Event sponsored by Green Team

Healthy Huntsville The Mayor’s 100-Mile Walking Challenge, a citywide effort to encourage people of all ages to add physical activity to their daily routines, is challenging citizens to walk at least 100 miles from Sept. 1 to November 30. To help motivate walkers, Healthy Huntsville will be organizing weekly 2- to 5-mile walks throughout the three-month challenge. Mayor Battle will lead the first walk at noon on Sept. 1, at HudsonAlpha’s McMillian Park. He encourages businesses, schools and organizations throughout the community to host walks, too. Register on the WalkingWorks.com website through Oct. 15. Walkers can track their mileage and those who complete or exceed the 100-mile challenge will be eligible for prizes and a t-shirt. Whether citizens walk on their own, in a group, or join one of the many community walks, remember that every step counts. Regular physical activity has been shown to help control weight and lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and depression. Best of all, improving the qua… Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: www.WalkingWorks.com. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Hays Nature Preserve. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Mayor’s 100-Mile Walking Challenge Event sponsored by Mayor Battle and HudsonAlpha

Healthy Huntsville The Mayor’s 100-Mile Walking Challenge, a citywide effort to encourage people of all ages to add physical activity to their daily routines, is challenging citizens to walk at least 100 miles from Sept. 1 to November 30. To help motivate walkers, Healthy Huntsville will be organizing weekly 2- to 5-mile walks throughout the three-month challenge. Mayor Battle will lead the first walk at noon on Sept. 1, at HudsonAlpha’s McMillian Park. He encourages businesses, schools and organizations throughout the community to host walks, too. Register on the WalkingWorks.com website through Oct. 15. Walkers can track their mileage and those who complete or exceed the 100-mile challenge will be eligible for prizes and a t-shirt. Whether citizens walk on their own, in a group, or join one of the many community walks, remember that every step counts. Regular physical activity has been shown to help control weight and lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and depression. Best of all, improving the qua… Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: www.WalkingWorks.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. HudsonAlpha McMillian Park 601 Genome Way Northwest Huntsville, AL 35806.

Latham UMC Farmers’ Market

Health & Wellness Dates: May 5 – September  Tuesdays, 3-6pm What You’ll Find: Farmers who will sell the fruit, vegetables, meat, and poultry grown on their own farms. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Latham United Methodist Church 109 Weatherly Rd SE Huntsville 35803.

Science Club

Downtown Huntsville Grades 3-5 Bring your children every week as Ms. Lorena teaches basic science concepts with fun, hands-on activities! For more information contact Miss Lorena at lgoss@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5949. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Tuesday Farmers Market at Meridianville

Health & Wellness May 19- September 29 Times: 4pm-7pm through August; 4pm-6pm for September.  Depending on supply and weather conditions, the market may be extended into October. What You’ll Find: Fresh locally grown fruits, vegetables, soap, fiber arts, flowers, Artisan Bread, honey, flowers, jelly, jams and more! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. First Baptist Church of Meridianville 175 Monroe Road Meridianville, AL 35759.

Interior Space Planning

Educational & Lecture Smart interior space planning is key to creating maximum impact in rooms. Informative lectures combined with practical, hands-on instruction will introduce you to the fundamentals of space planning and its application in solving design problems. You will learn about the concepts of scale, architectural drawing fundamentals, and creative problem solving. In hands-on practical exercises, discover how to read and understand blueprints and architectural drawings, as well as explore how to convey your own design solutions using pencil and paper. July 14 - September 1 | Tuesdays | 5:30 - 8:00 pm For more information, visit PCS.uah.edu/ID or call 256.824.6015. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville. Cost: $325. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Games With Friends & Jazz n' Swing

Social Events & More Join your friends or come make some new ones! Pinball Tournament from 7-9 most Tuesdays (ladies play free) We'll also be having swing dancing with a live band (free lesson starts at 6:30, open dancing at 7) Food Truck: Food Fighters Bustaurant. Nightlife Venue: Straight to Ale. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

Jazz 'N' Swing Tuesdays

Social Events & More Join us for a JAZZ 'N' SWING Tuesday Night w/ Live Music from some of the best dance bands in Huntsville! Enjoy an evening of food, drink and fabulous music as you dance to the cool sounds of local bands playing a wide range of music from swing, jazz, latin, easy listening and much more! EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT starting at 6PM!!! Live music from 7pm - 9pm DJ Before and After Dancing ALL night! Full menu and bar available! Cost: $7.00 Cover Charge - includes Swing Dance Lesson at 6:30pm. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jazz-N-Swing-Tuesday/1645268912371715. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Envy Entertainment & Restaurant 200 Oakwood Ave. Suite J Huntsville, AL.

Biotech 101 presented by HudsonAlpha

Educational & Lecture HudsonAlpha offers the greater Huntsville community the unique opportunity to learn from leading scientists directly involved in research and discovery. Biotech 101, HudsonAlpha’s public education course, introduces participants to the field of biotechnology and the influence of genetics on human health and disease. Each session is presented by HudsonAlpha scientists and educators and includes a primer on basic genetic concepts followed by examples of these concepts in a research and/or commercial setting. The 2015 Biotech 101 series will be held on September 1, 8, 15, and 22, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, in the Jackson Center. Each session includes a brief intermission, providing coffee, water and the ever-popular Jackson Center cookies. When you register, please keep in mind that you are registering for all four (4) sessions of the Biotech 101 series. Registration for the 2015 Biotech 101 opens July 15th at 9 a.m. Venue/ Attraction: Jackson Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

O'Dell Johnson Duo

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Connections: Diane Fox | Beauvais Lyons

Downtown Huntsville June 27 – September 27, 2015 This new series is focused on regional contemporary artists with shared sensibilities. This exhibit showcases critically acclaimed husband and wife artists Diane Fox and Beauvais Lyons from Knoxville, Tennessee, whose lithographs and photographs use animals as the key protagonists in their works. Fox’s black and white and color photographs document the artificial displays and stuffed animal specimens found in natural history museums worldwide, emphasizing their removal from the natural world. Lyons creates exquisitely crafted lithographs that parody the pedantic scientific prints of the nineteenth century and hint at new truths. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 2, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Images of the Great War: The European Offenses, 1914-16 from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection

Downtown Huntsville August 8 – November 15, 2015 From America’s foremost graphic and documentary resource of soldiers and soldiering, and one of the world’s largest collections devoted to the study of military uniforms, comes an exhibition of original artworks commemorating the centenary of World War I. Images of the Great War presents 44 prints, drawings and watercolors by various artists depicting aspects of the first two years of the War. Visual material will be supplemented with associated historical artifacts borrowed from local military collections. Organized by HMA and the John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 2, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Once again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. Saturday, March 21-September 21. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Wednesday, September 2, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admission. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Wednesday, September 2, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Another Point of View: Art by American Women Highlights from the Sellars Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition features a rich selection of 57 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from the Museum’s unique collection of art by American women. Executed between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries , these engaging works underscore the quality and breadth of the Sellars Collection, and offer viewers a rare opportunity to experience over a century of outstanding art produced by accomplished female artists. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/current-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2015 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition features a juried selection of 50 photographs by highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society. The exhibit includes both black and white and color photography in a range of subjects and styles. Founded in 1964, the Huntsville Photographic Society is dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society and the Huntsville Museum of Art. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/current-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

Recent Acquisitions

Museums, Studios & Galleries July 11 –  October 11, 2015 This exhibition showcases artworks added to its permanent collection within the past two years. Some are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through bequest. All were carefully reviewed by the Museum’s Collections and Acquisitions Committee to fit the criteria established for the collection, and are compatible with the museum’s collecting objectives and goals. Recent acquisitions exhibitions are by nature a wonderful hodgepodge. Works of different styles and media are displayed together, sometimes with no unifying characteristic other than the fact that they came into the collection within a given period of time. But these shows serve an importance purpose. They demonstrate the scope of the museum’s collecting interests, and provide us an opportunity to acknowledge generous donors whose gifts help our collection grow. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , … Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

Summer Pass

Museums, Studios & Galleries The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is pleased to announce Summer Passes for 2015! 1 adult 2 children (add additional people for $10) Museum admission Sunday – Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day * Includes the traveling exhibitions * Includes standard museum simulators * Can apply the $40 to upgrade to a yearly family membership * Science of Imagination (STEAM activity) every Thursday in June and July (geared for ages 4-6) **Not available to purchase online. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: $40. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.rocketcenter.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

The Robot Zoo

Kids The Robot Zoo Visitors explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work, thanks to a touring exhibit, "The Robot Zoo." The 5,000-square-foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall. Cutaways expose the animals' insides as a host of easily recognizable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, that demonstrate what makes animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to the mechanic counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fan… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Government Contracting Credentials Program

Educational & Lecture What is GPAC? The WBCNA established the Government Procurement Assistance Center (GPAC) in 2010 to provide customized coaching and training for existing and aspiring government contractors. What is the GPAC Credentials Program? A series of ten modules have been developed to help small businesses become better subcontractors and, ultimately, prime contractors, thus improving their likelihood of success in government contracting. Learn about government contracting from a real-world perspective. Module 1: 12 Steps to Doing Business With the Government / July 1 (9am - 11am) Module 2: Marketing to the Primes and the Federal Government / July 8 (9am - 11am) Module 3: Small Business Certifications (8a, WOSB, etc.) / July 15 (9am - 11am) Module 4: Government Contractor Accounting / July 22 (9am - 12pm) Module 5: Capabilities Statement -- 10 Questions to Answer / July 29 (9am - 12pm) Module 6: Cost/Pricing / August 5 (9am - 11am) Module 7: GSA Schedules (What, When, Where, Why & How) / Au… Venue/ Attraction: Women's Business Center of North Alabama. Cost: $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Rockin’ Story Time

Kids All ages You never knew storytime could be this awesome! Join us weekly on Mondays & Wednesdays @ 10:30am as Miss Melissa rocks your storytime with cool books, kickin' kids songs, rad rhymes, and puppets, too! We'll wrap it all up with a themed craft. All ages are welcome. For more information contact Miss Melissa at mshuman@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5949. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

We Care Wednesdays - Huntsville/Decatur Tuskegee Alumni Chapter

Fundraisers Each Wednesday, Blue Pants Brewery partners with a local non-profit organization to help them raise money.  We donate $1 from every beer or cocktail sold that evening. This spring, we are excited to be partnering with so many great organizations. Give back with Blue Pants! #wecarewednesday. Venue/ Attraction: Blue Pants Brewery. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

DIY Mineral Make Up Class

If you ever wanted to learn how to make easy and fun soap without using lye and use it minutes after it’s made, then melt and pour soap making is for you!  This class is geared towards those who want to try out a new hobby, get started in the soap making business or just have fun creating! Located in T-n-T Treasures Studio 266 of the Flying Monkey Arts. To register please contact Tracy at 412-378-6896. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $65. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Connections: Diane Fox | Beauvais Lyons

Downtown Huntsville June 27 – September 27, 2015 This new series is focused on regional contemporary artists with shared sensibilities. This exhibit showcases critically acclaimed husband and wife artists Diane Fox and Beauvais Lyons from Knoxville, Tennessee, whose lithographs and photographs use animals as the key protagonists in their works. Fox’s black and white and color photographs document the artificial displays and stuffed animal specimens found in natural history museums worldwide, emphasizing their removal from the natural world. Lyons creates exquisitely crafted lithographs that parody the pedantic scientific prints of the nineteenth century and hint at new truths. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Images of the Great War: The European Offenses, 1914-16 from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection

Downtown Huntsville August 8 – November 15, 2015 From America’s foremost graphic and documentary resource of soldiers and soldiering, and one of the world’s largest collections devoted to the study of military uniforms, comes an exhibition of original artworks commemorating the centenary of World War I. Images of the Great War presents 44 prints, drawings and watercolors by various artists depicting aspects of the first two years of the War. Visual material will be supplemented with associated historical artifacts borrowed from local military collections. Organized by HMA and the John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Once again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. Saturday, March 21-September 21. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, September 3, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Wing Ding 37 - Rocket City Road Trip

Social Events & More Join the company of Gold Wing Road Rider Association (GWRRA) Members, Wingers, and Touring Enthusiasts from around the World. http://wing-ding.org/event-details *GWRRA ceremonies * Hundreds of exhibitors * Motorcycle manufacturer demo rides * More than 40 educational, motorcycle technology, and leadership seminars * Plenty of entertainment, including parties, live entertainment, and great food * Fireworks and parades * Tens of thousands in prize giveaways. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center. Cost: Non-GWRRA Members $22 day pass, $50-60 4-day pass. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015 – Sunday, September 6, 2015.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admission. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, September 3, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Another Point of View: Art by American Women Highlights from the Sellars Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition features a rich selection of 57 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from the Museum’s unique collection of art by American women. Executed between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries , these engaging works underscore the quality and breadth of the Sellars Collection, and offer viewers a rare opportunity to experience over a century of outstanding art produced by accomplished female artists. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/current-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2015 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition features a juried selection of 50 photographs by highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society. The exhibit includes both black and white and color photography in a range of subjects and styles. Founded in 1964, the Huntsville Photographic Society is dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society and the Huntsville Museum of Art. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/current-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, September 3, 2015.

Recent Acquisitions

Museums, Studios & Galleries July 11 –  October 11, 2015 This exhibition showcases artworks added to its permanent collection within the past two years. Some are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through bequest. All were carefully reviewed by the Museum’s Collections and Acquisitions Committee to fit the criteria established for the collection, and are compatible with the museum’s collecting objectives and goals. Recent acquisitions exhibitions are by nature a wonderful hodgepodge. Works of different styles and media are displayed together, sometimes with no unifying characteristic other than the fact that they came into the collection within a given period of time. But these shows serve an importance purpose. They demonstrate the scope of the museum’s collecting interests, and provide us an opportunity to acknowledge generous donors whose gifts help our collection grow. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , … Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015.

Summer Pass

Museums, Studios & Galleries The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is pleased to announce Summer Passes for 2015! 1 adult 2 children (add additional people for $10) Museum admission Sunday – Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day * Includes the traveling exhibitions * Includes standard museum simulators * Can apply the $40 to upgrade to a yearly family membership * Science of Imagination (STEAM activity) every Thursday in June and July (geared for ages 4-6) **Not available to purchase online. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: $40. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.rocketcenter.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015.

HealthWorks Farmers Market

Healthy Huntsville Dates: April 23 - October 1 Days and Times: Thursdays, 7:30am- noon Address: Plaza Resource Center Tram Station at Huntsville Hospital, 101 Governor’s Drive, Huntsville What You’ll Find: Fresh & local produce, delicious artisan breads, herbs, gourmet slaw, cheese, jams, jellies and more!  Cash and checks only. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvillehospital.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Plaza Resource Center Tram Station at Huntsville Hospital 101 Governor’s Drive Huntsville, AL 35801.

Downtown Tailgate Games

Downtown Huntsville Over 20 games, free to play! Sidewalk chalk art. Create your team's logo! Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Event Web Link: http://www.downtownhuntsville.org/featured-events/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

The Robot Zoo

Kids The Robot Zoo Visitors explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work, thanks to a touring exhibit, "The Robot Zoo." The 5,000-square-foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall. Cutaways expose the animals' insides as a host of easily recognizable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, that demonstrate what makes animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to the mechanic counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fan… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Summer Homeschool Adventure Series

Educational & Lecture Earth Exploration: An Intro to Earth Science and Biodiversity An introduction to Earth Science and ecology focusing on the properties and systems making Earth a unique living planet. Children explore topics of Earth and its placement among the solar system. They will gain understanding how Earth’s thin atmosphere protects and shields us from the hazards of space and study the complex ecology and biosphere with focus on food webs and biological diversity. Children will also continue their journey by virtually traveling within the Earth to discover the planet within: the core and its connection with magnetism and polarity. August 6, 13, 20, 27 and September 3 Reservations, paid in advance, are required. Limited space available. For reservations contact: 1-800-637-7223, Direct Line: 256-721-7140, Email: museumgroups@spacecamp.com. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.rocketcenter.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Tremendous Toddlers

Downtown Huntsville Ages 2-3 Join us for Toddler Storytime! Each week we will explore 2-3 age appropriate books, fingerplays, and songs. These activities will help increase your two to three year old’s language skills and prepare them for preschool Storytime. The storytime will finish up with an easy to do craft, designed to strengthen motor skills. For more information contact Miss Cassie at 256-532-5949. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Mayor’s 100-Mile Walking Challenge Event sponsored by Green Team

Healthy Huntsville The Mayor’s 100-Mile Walking Challenge, a citywide effort to encourage people of all ages to add physical activity to their daily routines, is challenging citizens to walk at least 100 miles from Sept. 1 to November 30. To help motivate walkers, Healthy Huntsville will be organizing weekly 2- to 5-mile walks throughout the three-month challenge. Mayor Battle will lead the first walk at noon on Sept. 1, at HudsonAlpha’s McMillian Park. He encourages businesses, schools and organizations throughout the community to host walks, too. Register on the WalkingWorks.com website through Oct. 15. Walkers can track their mileage and those who complete or exceed the 100-mile challenge will be eligible for prizes and a t-shirt. Whether citizens walk on their own, in a group, or join one of the many community walks, remember that every step counts. Regular physical activity has been shown to help control weight and lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and depression. Best of all, improving the qua… Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Hays Nature Preserve. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Parachute Playtime

Downtown Huntsville Ages 18 months – 5 years It's time to bring out the BIG parachute for an interactive parachute play session. Songs, rhymes, and games with the chute! 18 months - 5 years. For more information contact Miss Annie at amatthys@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5982. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Greene Street Market at Nativity

Health & Wellness May 7 - October Thursdays, 4-8pm from May - August; 4-7pm in September; 3-6pm in October What You’ll Find: Fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Meet farmers with organically raised beef, pork, chicken and eggs; pick up freshly prepared meals, gourmet popsicles, traditionally made relishes, cheeses, preserves and breads. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Church of the Nativity 304 Eustis Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801.

Locust Grove Farmer's Market

Health & Wellness Locust Grove Baptist Church will be hosting a weekly farmer's market beginning May 21st through September 17th, 4:00-7:00PM. Location is 171 County Lake Road in New Market. This is a local, producer-only market offering fruit and vegetables, entertainment and much more!! WIC & Senior Nutrition Credit Accepted. Questions? david.shrum@fussyhillfarm.com. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Locust Grove Farmers Market 171 County Lake Road New Market, AL 35761.

Thursday Night Bikes

Healthy Huntsville Downtown Huntsville, Inc. is excited to continue Thursday Night Bikes. The bike borrow program will begin on Thursday, May 7 as part of Greene Street Market’s open-air market and continue through August. Event Web Link: http://www.downtownhuntsville.org/featured-events/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Greene Street Market 304 Eustis Avenue Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

Stein and Dine!

Museums, Studios & Galleries Stein and Dine! Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. through October 29, 2015, for the German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. Admission is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase. Family Friendly! Dogs Welcome! Rain or Shine! Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Fidos After 5

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Each Thursday in August and September, the Garden is “going to the dogs.” Back by popular demand, our four-legged friends will be welcome in the Garden each Thursday evening, 5 pm - dusk. Leash up Rover, pack a snack and head to the Garden for a tail-waggin’ good time. Garden m or admission is required for humans. Dog admission is $1.00 each; dogs must be on a leash. Contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org or 256-830-4447 ext. 241 with questions. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Dog admission is $1.00 each. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&type=calendar&viewMoreType=events&typeID=131. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Downtown Tailgate Games - Big Screen Kick-Off Game on the Square

Downtown Huntsville Over 20 games, free to play! Sidewalk chalk art. Create your team's logo! Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Event Web Link: http://www.downtownhuntsville.org/featured-events/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Thursty Thursday Wine Tasting

Social Events & More Join us at 6:00 and again at 7:30 for a weekly tasting of five (5) wines. Cost: 10.00. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. A Cup of Everything 103 Northside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Wine Tasting at The Stem and Stein

Social Events & More Sample 6 different Wines for $10 from 6pm-8pm every Thursday at the Stem and Stein. Cost: $10. Nightlife Venue: The Stem and Stein. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Book Club

Educational & Lecture Do you love to read? If you’re interested in getting involved in a book club, we meet the first Thursday of every month at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment in local writer Jennifer Pinkley’s studio 131. Everyone is welcome! We plan to read a wide variety of books, and club members are encouraged to suggest books for the group to read and discuss. If you’d like to come to a meeting, please read the book and come prepared to discuss it. Feel free to bring snacks and refreshments with you to the meeting. Join our Facebook page to chat with other book club members and to receive updates about our meetings. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Madison County College and Career Fair Parents Night

Educational & Lecture The University of Alabama in Huntsville is please to host more than 80 public and private colleges and universities at the Madison County College and Career Fair Parents Night, which will be held on Thursday, September 3rd, from 6 to 8PM. The event is open to the public and will take place in the UAH University Fitness Center, located at 500 John Wright Dr. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. UAH University Fitness Center 500 John Wright Dr. Huntsville, AL 35899.

Thursday Night Swing

Music Come dance with us! 6:30-7:30PM: intermediate continuing & exploring lesson, 7:30-8:30PM BEGINNER & core lesson, 8:30-10PM: Open Dancing. NO PARTNER REQUIRED! EVER! If you haven’t already heard, Thursday Night Swing is back and better than ever! It’s bringing back a weekly DJ’d open dance venue and lesson space for Huntsville, Al. We are going to be throwing down tunes by some of the best DJ’s in Huntsville! More info at http://www.swinghuntsville.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10 General $5 Students. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Landscape for Life: The Role of Soil in a Sustainable Garden

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Landscape For Life is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ program (SITES™), the nation’s first rating system for sustainable landscapes. Landscape For Life shows you how to work with nature in your garden, no matter where you live, whether you garden on a city or suburban lot, a 20–acre farm, or the common area of your condominium. The five classes offered in the series pertain to soils, water, plants and materials and how to make all of these pieces fit together in a landscape that is both beautiful and functional. August 27: The Role of Soil in a Sustainable Garden Other sessions in the series: September 3: The Role of Water in a Sustainable Garden September 10: Successful Water Practices and the Role of Plants in a Sustainable Garden September 17: Successful Plant Practices and the Role of Plants in a Sustainable Garden September 24: Successful Materials Practices and the Role of Plants in a Sustainable Garden Taught by Taught by Niki Sothers, HBG Director of Hor… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Members $15, Non-members $20, each session; five-class series $70. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&type=calendar&viewMoreType=classesAdults&typeID=183. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Community Conversations: Greg Iles

Educational & Lecture Mississippi novelist Greg Iles writes about racial injustice, corruption and family ties – fuel for conversation – in his new thriller, “The Bone Tree.” The Huntsville Library Foundation promises an evening of lively conversation when Iles returns to town for Community Conversations, the first in a quarterly author series. A book-signing and reception will follow the talk. “The Bone Tree” is the second book in Iles’ New York Times bestselling “Natchez Burning” trilogy. Filled with action, intrigue and deadly secrets, this tale explores the conflicts and casualties that result when the dark side of American history comes to light. The hero is a noble man who has always fought for justice, but now he’s pushed beyond his limits. Admission is $25 for the general public and free for students with valid student ID. All proceeds benefit the Huntsville Library Foundation. Tickets are available in advance at store.hmcpl.org. If any tickets remain, they will be sold at the door. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Chan Auditorium. Cost: $25, general public; free to students with ID. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.hmcpl.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

HAL5 to Host Nick Wyckoff, Author of "The Kalisun Initiative"

Educational & Lecture The next meeting of the Huntsville Alabama L5 Society will be on Thursday, September 3, at 7 PM, at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. The speaker will be Nick Wyckoff, engineer and author, to discuss his book series. "The Kalisun Initiative" is a near-future science fiction novel about man's first attempt at interstellar travel. Listen as author Nick Wyckoff discusses the reasons why he wrote the books and the themes associated with what it takes to push technology to the very limit. This book series attempts to show a realistic approach to colonizing Saturn's moon Phoebe and the likely political consequences of a private corporation doing it without asking permission. There will be a question and answer session and book signing at the end. The meeting will be followed by a social at the IHOP on University. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Dizzy Trip

Music Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 8:00 PM – Friday, September 4, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Dave Anderson

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 9:30 PM – Friday, September 4, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Connections: Diane Fox | Beauvais Lyons

Downtown Huntsville June 27 – September 27, 2015 This new series is focused on regional contemporary artists with shared sensibilities. This exhibit showcases critically acclaimed husband and wife artists Diane Fox and Beauvais Lyons from Knoxville, Tennessee, whose lithographs and photographs use animals as the key protagonists in their works. Fox’s black and white and color photographs document the artificial displays and stuffed animal specimens found in natural history museums worldwide, emphasizing their removal from the natural world. Lyons creates exquisitely crafted lithographs that parody the pedantic scientific prints of the nineteenth century and hint at new truths. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 4, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Images of the Great War: The European Offenses, 1914-16 from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection

Downtown Huntsville August 8 – November 15, 2015 From America’s foremost graphic and documentary resource of soldiers and soldiering, and one of the world’s largest collections devoted to the study of military uniforms, comes an exhibition of original artworks commemorating the centenary of World War I. Images of the Great War presents 44 prints, drawings and watercolors by various artists depicting aspects of the first two years of the War. Visual material will be supplemented with associated historical artifacts borrowed from local military collections. Organized by HMA and the John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 4, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Once again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. Saturday, March 21-September 21. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Friday, September 4, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admission. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Friday, September 4, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Another Point of View: Art by American Women Highlights from the Sellars Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition features a rich selection of 57 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from the Museum’s unique collection of art by American women. Executed between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries , these engaging works underscore the quality and breadth of the Sellars Collection, and offer viewers a rare opportunity to experience over a century of outstanding art produced by accomplished female artists. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/current-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 4, 2015.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2015 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition features a juried selection of 50 photographs by highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society. The exhibit includes both black and white and color photography in a range of subjects and styles. Founded in 1964, the Huntsville Photographic Society is dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society and the Huntsville Museum of Art. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/current-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Friday, September 4, 2015.

Recent Acquisitions

Museums, Studios & Galleries July 11 –  October 11, 2015 This exhibition showcases artworks added to its permanent collection within the past two years. Some are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through bequest. All were carefully reviewed by the Museum’s Collections and Acquisitions Committee to fit the criteria established for the collection, and are compatible with the museum’s collecting objectives and goals. Recent acquisitions exhibitions are by nature a wonderful hodgepodge. Works of different styles and media are displayed together, sometimes with no unifying characteristic other than the fact that they came into the collection within a given period of time. But these shows serve an importance purpose. They demonstrate the scope of the museum’s collecting interests, and provide us an opportunity to acknowledge generous donors whose gifts help our collection grow. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , … Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 4, 2015.

Downtown Tailgate Games

Downtown Huntsville Over 20 games, free to play! Sidewalk chalk art. Create your team's logo! Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Event Web Link: http://www.downtownhuntsville.org/featured-events/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 4, 2015, 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

The Robot Zoo

Kids The Robot Zoo Visitors explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work, thanks to a touring exhibit, "The Robot Zoo." The 5,000-square-foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall. Cutaways expose the animals' insides as a host of easily recognizable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, that demonstrate what makes animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to the mechanic counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fan… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Friday, September 4, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal The theme for 2015 is “Pure Imagination.” Use your “pure imagination” to come up with a scarecrow that tells your story or a story that is close to your heart. Funny, artistic, storybook, nursery rhymes, cartoon or TV characters, all recycled materials – whatever works for you! Just use your imagination. Look for new features, including a Haybale House and spooky (but not scary) themed areas on the trail this year. Make sure while you are there to visit the new “Haunted Hang-Outs” including the Haunted trading post, ghostly gnome dome, haunted castle, and more. There is also the amazing sorghum maze and hayrides every weekend. Check the website for more Scarecrow fun at hsvbg.org. This year’s prizes have increased: 1st Place Scarecrow $250 2nd Place Scarecrow $100 3rd Place Scarecrow $50 1st Place Haybale Art $100 Vote for you favorites through the month of September This is a great opportunity for schools, churches and businesses! For more information, contact Tamara Huron, thuron@hsvbg.org… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Adults $12, Kids $8. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=9&start_day=20&start_year=2010&end_month=10&end_day=18&end_year=2010&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 4, 2015, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 4, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

LearningQUEST Public Program: Burritt on the Mountain

Educational & Lecture Burritt on the Mountain Instructor: Caroline Kelly Buncick Dates: Friday, Sep. 4 Time: Noon - 1 Location: AUD This is an educational overview of Burritt on the Mountain. The focus is on the current programs and festivals with a special emphasis on our newest additions, including a replica of a Rosenwald Schoolhouse. We will learn who Julius Rosenwald was and how his philanthropy helped African Americans throughout the South. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 4, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Watercolor Class with Yuri Ozaki

Educational & Lecture In this course, the instructor will guide students through the fundamental steps of watercolor painting: underdrawing, initial paint application, and layering. The course also introduces techniques for conveying more complicated imagery in different styles including “wet on wet” “dry brush” and “gradation” of hue. No prior experience is needed. Students complete the course with a functional grasp of watercolor painting processes and techniques and will have completed 1-2 paintings by applying course concepts to reference photographs. (This may differ or be adjusted for individuals.) Registration: This class is limited to 4 students. Please contact the instructor to secure the space. Classes are available on Monday-Thursday by request. This class is not a single night only class. The first class is introductory and consists of demonstrations; you don’t have to bring anything. Students start working on a class project during the second session. One project generally takes 2 classes to complete. You can dec… Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $30. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 4, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

The Solid Red Concert on the Dock

Music Join us at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment as we kick off our fall season of Concerts on the Dock with The Solid Red.The Solid Red will play “house band” to a multitude of local original songwriters.  Their radio show style format will showcase new talent as well as old favorites.  On the cusp of harmony-heavy pop and drum heavy dance music, this familiar family band is sure to appease the masses with sounds of all sorts. Concerts on the Dock has grown from a small gathering of music lovers to an institution in the Huntsville music scene since the first note was struck in 2008.  This free, family-friendly series is all about creating a laid back atmosphere for friends of Lowe Mill to enjoy original content and interesting new acts, Friday nights during the Spring and Fall.  Bring chairs, picnics, friends and pets on a leash and join us under the water tower! Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment presents Concerts on the Dock, a free eclectic Friday night concert series. It is a family and pet-friendly event so… Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: $2 suggested parking donation (Please carpool!). Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 4, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Mill Wide Art Receptions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Gallery Coordinator Aaron Head has been hard at work preparing for the next round of opening Art Receptions on September 4th in all seven galleries throughout Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. "This cycle of exhibitions really represents what people can expect from future gallery programming at Lowe Mill. We have a variety of mediums represented, from performance to paintings and even cartography, and this type of programming will help make Lowe Mill a national destination for innovative galleries and bring even more of the kind of attention that Huntsville deserves for their cultural scene. People can come to be inspired, to meet artists, or to fill their homes with the work of contemporary artists. There’s truly something for all types." First Floor Main Gallery - David Nuttall First Floor Ramp Gallery - Andrew Winn First Floor West Gallery - Paul Cordes Wilm North Wing Gallery - Jenny Fine Third Floor East Gallery - Lori Ary Third Floor West Gallery - Amy Lansburg. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 4, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Ballroom Social Dance

Social Events & More Our weekly social dance with a 7 p.m. group dance class. Refreshments, DJ, and dancing! No partner or experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes with smooth soles. Contact us for more info! Venue/ Attraction: Dance Rocket City. Cost: $5/students, $10/Adults. Event Web Link: www.dancerocketcity.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 4, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Real Deal & Viscious Circle on patio Tyler AK inside

Music Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 4, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, September 5, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Connections: Diane Fox | Beauvais Lyons

Downtown Huntsville June 27 – September 27, 2015 This new series is focused on regional contemporary artists with shared sensibilities. This exhibit showcases critically acclaimed husband and wife artists Diane Fox and Beauvais Lyons from Knoxville, Tennessee, whose lithographs and photographs use animals as the key protagonists in their works. Fox’s black and white and color photographs document the artificial displays and stuffed animal specimens found in natural history museums worldwide, emphasizing their removal from the natural world. Lyons creates exquisitely crafted lithographs that parody the pedantic scientific prints of the nineteenth century and hint at new truths. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Images of the Great War: The European Offenses, 1914-16 from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection

Downtown Huntsville August 8 – November 15, 2015 From America’s foremost graphic and documentary resource of soldiers and soldiering, and one of the world’s largest collections devoted to the study of military uniforms, comes an exhibition of original artworks commemorating the centenary of World War I. Images of the Great War presents 44 prints, drawings and watercolors by various artists depicting aspects of the first two years of the War. Visual material will be supplemented with associated historical artifacts borrowed from local military collections. Organized by HMA and the John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Once again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. Saturday, March 21-September 21. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Saturday, September 5, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admission. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Saturday, September 5, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Another Point of View: Art by American Women Highlights from the Sellars Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition features a rich selection of 57 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from the Museum’s unique collection of art by American women. Executed between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries , these engaging works underscore the quality and breadth of the Sellars Collection, and offer viewers a rare opportunity to experience over a century of outstanding art produced by accomplished female artists. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/current-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2015 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition features a juried selection of 50 photographs by highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society. The exhibit includes both black and white and color photography in a range of subjects and styles. Founded in 1964, the Huntsville Photographic Society is dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society and the Huntsville Museum of Art. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/current-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Saturday, September 5, 2015.

Recent Acquisitions

Museums, Studios & Galleries July 11 –  October 11, 2015 This exhibition showcases artworks added to its permanent collection within the past two years. Some are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through bequest. All were carefully reviewed by the Museum’s Collections and Acquisitions Committee to fit the criteria established for the collection, and are compatible with the museum’s collecting objectives and goals. Recent acquisitions exhibitions are by nature a wonderful hodgepodge. Works of different styles and media are displayed together, sometimes with no unifying characteristic other than the fact that they came into the collection within a given period of time. But these shows serve an importance purpose. They demonstrate the scope of the museum’s collecting interests, and provide us an opportunity to acknowledge generous donors whose gifts help our collection grow. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , … Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015.

Saturday Morning Street Food Breakfast

Downtown Huntsville Each Saturday through October 31st, Downtown Huntsville will have a good, hearty breakfast, street food style! The food vendors will be placed around the courthouse square, and if there is an event going on there, then they will be placed on Jefferson St or Washington St. Downtown Huntsville, Inc. will post on their Facebook page every Thursday or Friday what vendors will be there for the following Saturday's breakfast event. Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Event Web Link: http://www.downtownhuntsville.org/featured-events/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Bailey Cove Farmers Market

Health & Wellness May 30 through September 26 Saturday, 8am-Noon What You’ll Find: Locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, flowers and other locally produced products. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. St. Thomas Episcopal Church 12200 Bailey Cove Rd. Huntsville, AL 35803.

Monte Sano 10K & 5K Road Races & Fun Run

Sports Saturday before Labor Day - 8AM - Monte Sano State Park Lodge Beth Benefield, (256) 881-2642. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Monte Sano State Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

All Ford Cruise In

Fundraisers Annual Car Show supporting local Non-profits. Huntsville/ Madison Co. Veterans Memorial Food Vendors Family Fun with some Childrens activities Automotive and Performance Vendors. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: $15.00 for Car Show registrants. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Woody Anderson Ford 2500 Jordan Lane Huntsville, Alabama 35816.

Madison City Farmers Market

Healthy Huntsville Join us for the 2015 season of the Madison City Farmers Market, Saturdays April 11 - November 21. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 11 - September 26 and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. October 3 - November 21. Fresh produce, handmade treasures, and local live music featured each week. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Trinity Baptist Church 1088 Hughes Road Madison, AL 35758.

Yoga by the River

Enjoy a relaxing, yet energizing, morning of Yoga taught by Whitnye Rose beside the gentle flowing waters of the Flint River in Hays Nature Preserve. Bring your Yoga mat or a towel and dress comfortably. In the event of inclement weather, the session will be canceled. Status will be posted on Facebook Operation Green Team and Twitter @HsvGreenTeam if weather is questionable. Venue/ Attraction: Hays Nature Preserve. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Downtown Tailgate Games

Downtown Huntsville Over 20 games, free to play! Sidewalk chalk art. Create your team's logo! Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Event Web Link: http://www.downtownhuntsville.org/featured-events/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Human Foosball Tournament Round 2

Downtown Huntsville Maybe you missed Human Foosball the first time around. Or your team is ready to redeem itself… Jump inside the foosball table and take matters into your own hands. Join the Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy for a day of fun and show off your “human” energy. Register for the tournament by purchasing a team ticket. We will contact you for the names and emails of each team member. Also, you’ll need to have a creatively awesome team name. You are not confirmed until this information is provided and we confirm your entry by email. Overview: 8 Players per Team Double Elimination Bracket 15 Minute Games Highest Score Wins (each goal worth 1 point) Rules: Hands on Bars at All Time (INCLUDING goalie) Ball is Placed in Center to Begin Game Ball is Placed in Center (rolled toward non-offending team after penalties) Ball Must Stay Below Bars No Cleats No ‘Trapping’ of the Ball. Cost: $80/team. Free to Watch. Event Web Link: http://www.downtownhuntsville.org/featured-events/. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

The Robot Zoo

Kids The Robot Zoo Visitors explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work, thanks to a touring exhibit, "The Robot Zoo." The 5,000-square-foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall. Cutaways expose the animals' insides as a host of easily recognizable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, that demonstrate what makes animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to the mechanic counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fan… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal The theme for 2015 is “Pure Imagination.” Use your “pure imagination” to come up with a scarecrow that tells your story or a story that is close to your heart. Funny, artistic, storybook, nursery rhymes, cartoon or TV characters, all recycled materials – whatever works for you! Just use your imagination. Look for new features, including a Haybale House and spooky (but not scary) themed areas on the trail this year. Make sure while you are there to visit the new “Haunted Hang-Outs” including the Haunted trading post, ghostly gnome dome, haunted castle, and more. There is also the amazing sorghum maze and hayrides every weekend. Check the website for more Scarecrow fun at hsvbg.org. This year’s prizes have increased: 1st Place Scarecrow $250 2nd Place Scarecrow $100 3rd Place Scarecrow $50 1st Place Haybale Art $100 Vote for you favorites through the month of September This is a great opportunity for schools, churches and businesses! For more information, contact Tamara Huron, thuron@hsvbg.org… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Adults $12, Kids $8. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=9&start_day=20&start_year=2010&end_month=10&end_day=18&end_year=2010&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Spark Lab!

Educational & Lecture Spark Lab at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is a Smithsonian-sponsored activity geared toward pre-K students. Join us for sessions in the main museum scheduled regularly Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each week. Spark Lab includes hands-on physical science-themed interactive activities. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Battle for Decatur Civil War Reenactment

Educational & Lecture Hosted by the 1st Alabama Cavalry Company G “Wheelers Escort” the Battle for Decatur Civil War Reenactment commemorates the four day battle which took place in October 1864, telling the story of Decatur’s small, but significant role in the War Between the States. More than 200 Civil War reenactors are expected to take part in the Battle for Decatur Civil War Reenactment. The weekend event includes mock battles, Civil War relic displays and a Civil War camp with displays of authentic equipment, dress, and drills. Camps open to the public beginning at 10 a.m. with maneuvers and battles taking place at 2 p.m. The Confederate forces will repeatedly attack the Union troops in the Union fort to mimic the event that occurred at and near the Old State Bank. The public is also invited to a Ladies’ Tea at 10 a.m. and the Military Ball at 7 p.m. on Saturday and a Church Service at 10 a.m. on Sunday. These three events are held at The Chapel located near the entrance of Point Mallard Park. Other activities incl… Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Point Mallard Park 2901 Point Mallard Dr SE Decatur, AL 35602.

Downtown Huntsville Food Tour

Outdoor Activities & Festivals This 3 hour guided walking tour winds through Huntsville, Alabama’s historic downtown streets and parks, visiting six unique food tasting locations. You will get an inside look at the restaurants, specialty shops, and “mom and pop” establishments that make downtown a truly special place to visit. Come explore the history and culture of downtown, and taste the highlights of the Rocket City. Cost: $49. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvillefoodtours.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville Route.

Artist Market

Museums, Studios & Galleries Local artists and others are invited to set up a booth at the Flying Monkey Arts and sell their wares to the public. There will be art, jewelry, vintage clothing, and more interesting things for sale inside our facility – safe from rain. For vendor guidelines and registration information visit the Flying Monkey Website. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Straight to Ale Brewery Tour

Downtown Huntsville Learn about the brewing process and machinery of a local brewery! Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Brewery: Straight to Ale. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Huntsville Ghost Walk

Downtown Huntsville Venue/ Attraction: Harrison Brothers Hardware. Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvilleghostwalk.com/index.html. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Live Music: Jordy Searcy

Social Events & More Food Truck: I Love Bacon. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

FREE Movie Screening: Guardians of the Galaxy

Social Events & More Hosted by The Geek Gathering Food Truck on site. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

VBAS Planetarium show

Educational & Lecture @ the Planetarium at Monte Sano State Park Admission is $5 for Adults, $3 for Students, and free for children under 6, as well as VBAS members. Weather permitting, you will have the opportunity to look at some of the wonders of the universe our telescopes following the planetarium program with the help of our experienced and knowledgeable observing crew. Cost: $5 for Adult, $3 for students, free for children under 6. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Monte Sano State Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Dr. Whateva on patio

Music Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 8:00 PM – Sunday, September 6, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Connections: Diane Fox | Beauvais Lyons

Downtown Huntsville June 27 – September 27, 2015 This new series is focused on regional contemporary artists with shared sensibilities. This exhibit showcases critically acclaimed husband and wife artists Diane Fox and Beauvais Lyons from Knoxville, Tennessee, whose lithographs and photographs use animals as the key protagonists in their works. Fox’s black and white and color photographs document the artificial displays and stuffed animal specimens found in natural history museums worldwide, emphasizing their removal from the natural world. Lyons creates exquisitely crafted lithographs that parody the pedantic scientific prints of the nineteenth century and hint at new truths. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 6, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Images of the Great War: The European Offenses, 1914-16 from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection

Downtown Huntsville August 8 – November 15, 2015 From America’s foremost graphic and documentary resource of soldiers and soldiering, and one of the world’s largest collections devoted to the study of military uniforms, comes an exhibition of original artworks commemorating the centenary of World War I. Images of the Great War presents 44 prints, drawings and watercolors by various artists depicting aspects of the first two years of the War. Visual material will be supplemented with associated historical artifacts borrowed from local military collections. Organized by HMA and the John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 6, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Once again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. Saturday, March 21-September 21. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Sunday, September 6, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admission. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Sunday, September 6, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Another Point of View: Art by American Women Highlights from the Sellars Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition features a rich selection of 57 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from the Museum’s unique collection of art by American women. Executed between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries , these engaging works underscore the quality and breadth of the Sellars Collection, and offer viewers a rare opportunity to experience over a century of outstanding art produced by accomplished female artists. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/current-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 6, 2015.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2015 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition features a juried selection of 50 photographs by highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society. The exhibit includes both black and white and color photography in a range of subjects and styles. Founded in 1964, the Huntsville Photographic Society is dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society and the Huntsville Museum of Art. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/current-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Sunday, September 6, 2015.

Recent Acquisitions

Museums, Studios & Galleries July 11 –  October 11, 2015 This exhibition showcases artworks added to its permanent collection within the past two years. Some are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through bequest. All were carefully reviewed by the Museum’s Collections and Acquisitions Committee to fit the criteria established for the collection, and are compatible with the museum’s collecting objectives and goals. Recent acquisitions exhibitions are by nature a wonderful hodgepodge. Works of different styles and media are displayed together, sometimes with no unifying characteristic other than the fact that they came into the collection within a given period of time. But these shows serve an importance purpose. They demonstrate the scope of the museum’s collecting interests, and provide us an opportunity to acknowledge generous donors whose gifts help our collection grow. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , … Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 6, 2015.

Summer Pass

Museums, Studios & Galleries The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is pleased to announce Summer Passes for 2015! 1 adult 2 children (add additional people for $10) Museum admission Sunday – Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day * Includes the traveling exhibitions * Includes standard museum simulators * Can apply the $40 to upgrade to a yearly family membership * Science of Imagination (STEAM activity) every Thursday in June and July (geared for ages 4-6) **Not available to purchase online. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: $40. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.rocketcenter.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 6, 2015.

The Robot Zoo

Kids The Robot Zoo Visitors explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work, thanks to a touring exhibit, "The Robot Zoo." The 5,000-square-foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall. Cutaways expose the animals' insides as a host of easily recognizable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, that demonstrate what makes animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to the mechanic counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fan… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Spark Lab!

Educational & Lecture Spark Lab at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is a Smithsonian-sponsored activity geared toward pre-K students. Join us for sessions in the main museum scheduled regularly Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each week. Spark Lab includes hands-on physical science-themed interactive activities. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Battle for Decatur Civil War Reenactment

Educational & Lecture Hosted by the 1st Alabama Cavalry Company G “Wheelers Escort” the Battle for Decatur Civil War Reenactment commemorates the four day battle which took place in October 1864, telling the story of Decatur’s small, but significant role in the War Between the States. More than 200 Civil War reenactors are expected to take part in the Battle for Decatur Civil War Reenactment. The weekend event includes mock battles, Civil War relic displays and a Civil War camp with displays of authentic equipment, dress, and drills. Camps open to the public beginning at 10 a.m. with maneuvers and battles taking place at 2 p.m. The Confederate forces will repeatedly attack the Union troops in the Union fort to mimic the event that occurred at and near the Old State Bank. The public is also invited to a Ladies’ Tea at 10 a.m. and the Military Ball at 7 p.m. on Saturday and a Church Service at 10 a.m. on Sunday. These three events are held at The Chapel located near the entrance of Point Mallard Park. Other activities incl… Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Point Mallard Park 2901 Point Mallard Dr SE Decatur, AL 35602.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal The theme for 2015 is “Pure Imagination.” Use your “pure imagination” to come up with a scarecrow that tells your story or a story that is close to your heart. Funny, artistic, storybook, nursery rhymes, cartoon or TV characters, all recycled materials – whatever works for you! Just use your imagination. Look for new features, including a Haybale House and spooky (but not scary) themed areas on the trail this year. Make sure while you are there to visit the new “Haunted Hang-Outs” including the Haunted trading post, ghostly gnome dome, haunted castle, and more. There is also the amazing sorghum maze and hayrides every weekend. Check the website for more Scarecrow fun at hsvbg.org. This year’s prizes have increased: 1st Place Scarecrow $250 2nd Place Scarecrow $100 3rd Place Scarecrow $50 1st Place Haybale Art $100 Vote for you favorites through the month of September This is a great opportunity for schools, churches and businesses! For more information, contact Tamara Huron, thuron@hsvbg.org… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Adults $12, Kids $8. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=9&start_day=20&start_year=2010&end_month=10&end_day=18&end_year=2010&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

10th Annual Caribbean Day at the Park

Outdoor Activities & Festivals The Caribbean Association of North Alabama Inc. (CANA) will host the largest North Alabama Family Fun Day – 10th Annual Caribbean Day at The Park, an Alabamian event from a Caribbean perspective, on Sunday, September 6, 2015 from 12 noon to 6pm at Stoner Field Park located off Stringfield Road in Huntsville, Alabama. The purpose of the event is to introduce the public to the Caribbean culture, cuisine and lifestyle in a family-friendly atmosphere. A host of vendors selling curried, jerk, and stewed delicacies, as well as scores of other food and non-food items, will be on site to serve the festive crowd. There will be a string of free activities such as face-painting, arts & crafts, Caribbean board games, musical chairs and a dozen others geared towards children and the entire family. Attendees will be treated with a slew of Caribbean entertainment, like live reggae and salsa bands, karaoke contest, Caribbean dancing and performances by Soca Music artist. Expect an amazing display of Caribbean… Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Stoner Field Park 3715 Bragg St NW, Huntsville, AL 35810.

Linotype Legacy Day

Educational & Lecture Come meet Robert Luther, see a Model 8 Linotype Machine and cast a line of hot metal type - like the old days of printing newspapers and books. Luther, 84, has led an interesting life from being a Linotype Operator, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Pilot, FAA Inspector, and Author. He'd like to share the restored a Linotype machine at his hangar at the Hazel Green Airport. He's also written a book about his younger years working for newspapers around the country. If you want to learn more about the role linotypes in printing, you can buy a signed copy of his latest book, Tramp Printer Memoir of a Road Warrior — $19.95. Directions: Take Hwy 431 to Hazel Green, turn onto Grimwood Road at traffic signal. There’s a power substation at the intersection. Go about 4 miles, through a four-way stop and then turn right on Banyon Road. Go straight onto paved road at fork onto Approach Lane. As that road makes a ninety degree turn to the left, Bob’s hangar is on the right. Directional signs will be posted. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: FREE. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Hazel Green Airport 272 Approach Lane Toney, AL 35773.

Film Co-op Monthly Workshop

Educational & Lecture The Alabama Filmmakers Co-op was incorporated in 1977 as a non-profit community service to support film screenings and filmmaker education in Huntsville and the North Alabama community. We offer monthly filmmaking workshops that are free and open to the public. In the event of a holiday or other conflict, the meetings may occur the 2nd Sunday of the month. Be sure to check the Flying Monkey calendar each month to verify date and time. Topics change from month to month but cover all aspects of amateur, hobbyist and low budget film making. Feel free to request topics of interest and brings examples of your current work to share with the group. Also, follow us on Facebook in the group “Alabama Filmmakers Co-op”. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Connections: Diane Fox | Beauvais Lyons

Downtown Huntsville June 27 – September 27, 2015 This new series is focused on regional contemporary artists with shared sensibilities. This exhibit showcases critically acclaimed husband and wife artists Diane Fox and Beauvais Lyons from Knoxville, Tennessee, whose lithographs and photographs use animals as the key protagonists in their works. Fox’s black and white and color photographs document the artificial displays and stuffed animal specimens found in natural history museums worldwide, emphasizing their removal from the natural world. Lyons creates exquisitely crafted lithographs that parody the pedantic scientific prints of the nineteenth century and hint at new truths. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 7, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Images of the Great War: The European Offenses, 1914-16 from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection

Downtown Huntsville August 8 – November 15, 2015 From America’s foremost graphic and documentary resource of soldiers and soldiering, and one of the world’s largest collections devoted to the study of military uniforms, comes an exhibition of original artworks commemorating the centenary of World War I. Images of the Great War presents 44 prints, drawings and watercolors by various artists depicting aspects of the first two years of the War. Visual material will be supplemented with associated historical artifacts borrowed from local military collections. Organized by HMA and the John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 7, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Once again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. Saturday, March 21-September 21. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, September 7, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admission. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, September 7, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Another Point of View: Art by American Women Highlights from the Sellars Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition features a rich selection of 57 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from the Museum’s unique collection of art by American women. Executed between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries , these engaging works underscore the quality and breadth of the Sellars Collection, and offer viewers a rare opportunity to experience over a century of outstanding art produced by accomplished female artists. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/current-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 7, 2015.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2015 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition features a juried selection of 50 photographs by highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society. The exhibit includes both black and white and color photography in a range of subjects and styles. Founded in 1964, the Huntsville Photographic Society is dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society and the Huntsville Museum of Art. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/current-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, September 7, 2015.

Recent Acquisitions

Museums, Studios & Galleries July 11 –  October 11, 2015 This exhibition showcases artworks added to its permanent collection within the past two years. Some are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through bequest. All were carefully reviewed by the Museum’s Collections and Acquisitions Committee to fit the criteria established for the collection, and are compatible with the museum’s collecting objectives and goals. Recent acquisitions exhibitions are by nature a wonderful hodgepodge. Works of different styles and media are displayed together, sometimes with no unifying characteristic other than the fact that they came into the collection within a given period of time. But these shows serve an importance purpose. They demonstrate the scope of the museum’s collecting interests, and provide us an opportunity to acknowledge generous donors whose gifts help our collection grow. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , … Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 7, 2015.

Summer Pass

Museums, Studios & Galleries The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is pleased to announce Summer Passes for 2015! 1 adult 2 children (add additional people for $10) Museum admission Sunday – Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day * Includes the traveling exhibitions * Includes standard museum simulators * Can apply the $40 to upgrade to a yearly family membership * Science of Imagination (STEAM activity) every Thursday in June and July (geared for ages 4-6) **Not available to purchase online. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: $40. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.rocketcenter.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 7, 2015.

The Robot Zoo

Kids The Robot Zoo Visitors explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work, thanks to a touring exhibit, "The Robot Zoo." The 5,000-square-foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall. Cutaways expose the animals' insides as a host of easily recognizable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, that demonstrate what makes animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to the mechanic counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fan… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, September 7, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal The theme for 2015 is “Pure Imagination.” Use your “pure imagination” to come up with a scarecrow that tells your story or a story that is close to your heart. Funny, artistic, storybook, nursery rhymes, cartoon or TV characters, all recycled materials – whatever works for you! Just use your imagination. Look for new features, including a Haybale House and spooky (but not scary) themed areas on the trail this year. Make sure while you are there to visit the new “Haunted Hang-Outs” including the Haunted trading post, ghostly gnome dome, haunted castle, and more. There is also the amazing sorghum maze and hayrides every weekend. Check the website for more Scarecrow fun at hsvbg.org. This year’s prizes have increased: 1st Place Scarecrow $250 2nd Place Scarecrow $100 3rd Place Scarecrow $50 1st Place Haybale Art $100 Vote for you favorites through the month of September This is a great opportunity for schools, churches and businesses! For more information, contact Tamara Huron, thuron@hsvbg.org… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Adults $12, Kids $8. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=9&start_day=20&start_year=2010&end_month=10&end_day=18&end_year=2010&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 7, 2015, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 7, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Rockin’ Story Time

Kids All ages You never knew storytime could be this awesome! Join us weekly on Mondays & Wednesdays @ 10:30am as Miss Melissa rocks your storytime with cool books, kickin' kids songs, rad rhymes, and puppets, too! We'll wrap it all up with a themed craft. All ages are welcome. For more information contact Miss Melissa at mshuman@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5949. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, September 7, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

LEGO Mania

Downtown Huntsville All ages The library will provide LEGOs, you provide the imagination! Chidren can build creations out of their wildest dreams. The library will put these creations on display for 1 week until the next LEGO Mania.  For more information contact Miss Annie at amatthys@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5982. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Event Web Link: http://kids.hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, September 7, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Josh Allison

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 7, 2015, 9:30 PM – Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Connections: Diane Fox | Beauvais Lyons

Downtown Huntsville June 27 – September 27, 2015 This new series is focused on regional contemporary artists with shared sensibilities. This exhibit showcases critically acclaimed husband and wife artists Diane Fox and Beauvais Lyons from Knoxville, Tennessee, whose lithographs and photographs use animals as the key protagonists in their works. Fox’s black and white and color photographs document the artificial displays and stuffed animal specimens found in natural history museums worldwide, emphasizing their removal from the natural world. Lyons creates exquisitely crafted lithographs that parody the pedantic scientific prints of the nineteenth century and hint at new truths. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 8, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Images of the Great War: The European Offenses, 1914-16 from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection

Downtown Huntsville August 8 – November 15, 2015 From America’s foremost graphic and documentary resource of soldiers and soldiering, and one of the world’s largest collections devoted to the study of military uniforms, comes an exhibition of original artworks commemorating the centenary of World War I. Images of the Great War presents 44 prints, drawings and watercolors by various artists depicting aspects of the first two years of the War. Visual material will be supplemented with associated historical artifacts borrowed from local military collections. Organized by HMA and the John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 8, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Once again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. Saturday, March 21-September 21. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, September 8, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Another Point of View: Art by American Women Highlights from the Sellars Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition features a rich selection of 57 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from the Museum’s unique collection of art by American women. Executed between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries , these engaging works underscore the quality and breadth of the Sellars Collection, and offer viewers a rare opportunity to experience over a century of outstanding art produced by accomplished female artists. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/current-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2015 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition features a juried selection of 50 photographs by highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society. The exhibit includes both black and white and color photography in a range of subjects and styles. Founded in 1964, the Huntsville Photographic Society is dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society and the Huntsville Museum of Art. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/current-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

Recent Acquisitions

Museums, Studios & Galleries July 11 –  October 11, 2015 This exhibition showcases artworks added to its permanent collection within the past two years. Some are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through bequest. All were carefully reviewed by the Museum’s Collections and Acquisitions Committee to fit the criteria established for the collection, and are compatible with the museum’s collecting objectives and goals. Recent acquisitions exhibitions are by nature a wonderful hodgepodge. Works of different styles and media are displayed together, sometimes with no unifying characteristic other than the fact that they came into the collection within a given period of time. But these shows serve an importance purpose. They demonstrate the scope of the museum’s collecting interests, and provide us an opportunity to acknowledge generous donors whose gifts help our collection grow. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , … Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

The Robot Zoo

Kids The Robot Zoo Visitors explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work, thanks to a touring exhibit, "The Robot Zoo." The 5,000-square-foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall. Cutaways expose the animals' insides as a host of easily recognizable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, that demonstrate what makes animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to the mechanic counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fan… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal The theme for 2015 is “Pure Imagination.” Use your “pure imagination” to come up with a scarecrow that tells your story or a story that is close to your heart. Funny, artistic, storybook, nursery rhymes, cartoon or TV characters, all recycled materials – whatever works for you! Just use your imagination. Look for new features, including a Haybale House and spooky (but not scary) themed areas on the trail this year. Make sure while you are there to visit the new “Haunted Hang-Outs” including the Haunted trading post, ghostly gnome dome, haunted castle, and more. There is also the amazing sorghum maze and hayrides every weekend. Check the website for more Scarecrow fun at hsvbg.org. This year’s prizes have increased: 1st Place Scarecrow $250 2nd Place Scarecrow $100 3rd Place Scarecrow $50 1st Place Haybale Art $100 Vote for you favorites through the month of September This is a great opportunity for schools, churches and businesses! For more information, contact Tamara Huron, thuron@hsvbg.org… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Adults $12, Kids $8. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=9&start_day=20&start_year=2010&end_month=10&end_day=18&end_year=2010&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Junior Master Gardener: Learn, Grow, Eat & GO! Grades K-2

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Growing good kids through an interdisciplinary program combining academic achievement, gardening, nutrient-dense food experiences, physical activity and family engagement. Each weekly class combines a lesson, gardening activities, fresh food tastings and student garden journals to increase basic knowledge of nutrition through vegetable gardening in a healthy environment. Per Class Fee: $10/student Non-members; $8/student Members Sign up for all six classes and receive a discount: $46.50/ student Non-member and Member Please contact Soozi Pline at spline@hsvbg.org or 256-837-4344 with any questions. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $10/student Non-members; $8/student Members. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&type=calendar&viewMoreType=classesCamp&typeID=179. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Wiggles & Walking Story Time

Downtown Huntsville Ages: 12-24 months A fun, active storytime for babies who have begun walking and their caregivers. We'll read - and sing - short books, share rhymes and songs, and play with the parachute! Stick around after storytime to play with toys from our special toy box. For more information contact Miss Annie at amatthys@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5982. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Mayor’s 100-Mile Walking Challenge Event sponsored by Green Team

Healthy Huntsville The Mayor’s 100-Mile Walking Challenge, a citywide effort to encourage people of all ages to add physical activity to their daily routines, is challenging citizens to walk at least 100 miles from Sept. 1 to November 30. To help motivate walkers, Healthy Huntsville will be organizing weekly 2- to 5-mile walks throughout the three-month challenge. Mayor Battle will lead the first walk at noon on Sept. 1, at HudsonAlpha’s McMillian Park. He encourages businesses, schools and organizations throughout the community to host walks, too. Register on the WalkingWorks.com website through Oct. 15. Walkers can track their mileage and those who complete or exceed the 100-mile challenge will be eligible for prizes and a t-shirt. Whether citizens walk on their own, in a group, or join one of the many community walks, remember that every step counts. Regular physical activity has been shown to help control weight and lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and depression. Best of all, improving the qua… Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Hays Nature Preserve. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Latham UMC Farmers’ Market

Health & Wellness Dates: May 5 – September  Tuesdays, 3-6pm What You’ll Find: Farmers who will sell the fruit, vegetables, meat, and poultry grown on their own farms. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Latham United Methodist Church 109 Weatherly Rd SE Huntsville 35803.

The Book Chat

Educational & Lecture Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Huntsville Literary Association.

Science Club

Downtown Huntsville Grades 3-5 Bring your children every week as Ms. Lorena teaches basic science concepts with fun, hands-on activities! For more information contact Miss Lorena at lgoss@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5949. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Tuesday Farmers Market at Meridianville

Health & Wellness May 19- September 29 Times: 4pm-7pm through August; 4pm-6pm for September.  Depending on supply and weather conditions, the market may be extended into October. What You’ll Find: Fresh locally grown fruits, vegetables, soap, fiber arts, flowers, Artisan Bread, honey, flowers, jelly, jams and more! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. First Baptist Church of Meridianville 175 Monroe Road Meridianville, AL 35759.

Games With Friends & Jazz n' Swing

Social Events & More Join your friends or come make some new ones! Pinball Tournament from 7-9 most Tuesdays (ladies play free) We'll also be having swing dancing with a live band (free lesson starts at 6:30, open dancing at 7) Food Truck: Food Fighters Bustaurant. Nightlife Venue: Straight to Ale. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

Jazz 'N' Swing Tuesdays

Social Events & More Join us for a JAZZ 'N' SWING Tuesday Night w/ Live Music from some of the best dance bands in Huntsville! Enjoy an evening of food, drink and fabulous music as you dance to the cool sounds of local bands playing a wide range of music from swing, jazz, latin, easy listening and much more! EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT starting at 6PM!!! Live music from 7pm - 9pm DJ Before and After Dancing ALL night! Full menu and bar available! Cost: $7.00 Cover Charge - includes Swing Dance Lesson at 6:30pm. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jazz-N-Swing-Tuesday/1645268912371715. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Envy Entertainment & Restaurant 200 Oakwood Ave. Suite J Huntsville, AL.

Biotech 101 presented by HudsonAlpha

Educational & Lecture HudsonAlpha offers the greater Huntsville community the unique opportunity to learn from leading scientists directly involved in research and discovery. Biotech 101, HudsonAlpha’s public education course, introduces participants to the field of biotechnology and the influence of genetics on human health and disease. Each session is presented by HudsonAlpha scientists and educators and includes a primer on basic genetic concepts followed by examples of these concepts in a research and/or commercial setting. The 2015 Biotech 101 series will be held on September 1, 8, 15, and 22, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, in the Jackson Center. Each session includes a brief intermission, providing coffee, water and the ever-popular Jackson Center cookies. When you register, please keep in mind that you are registering for all four (4) sessions of the Biotech 101 series. Registration for the 2015 Biotech 101 opens July 15th at 9 a.m. Venue/ Attraction: Jackson Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

O'Dell Johnson Duo

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 1:30 AM.