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Forgotten Felines Winter Pancake Breakfast

Fundraisers Forgotten Felines Winter Pancake Breakfast Cost: $5 for pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice, coffee, milk Homer Hickam will be with us! Great Door prizes to include Homer's latest book "Carrying Albert Home". Cost: $5. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM. Applebee's 3028 Memorial Parkway SW Huntsville, AL 35801.

Beaks and Barks

Educational & Lecture Cool winter days during January and February are perfect for getting out of the house and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine in the Garden. Walk the trails in the crisp winter air or play a round of fetch with your dog in the five acre "no leash" zone at the back of the Garden. Check out the extension of the Lewis Birding Trail - don't forget your binoculars. Admission is $1/dog; regular fee for humans. The Garden is a Birding Hotspot and is included on the North Alabama Birding Trail Map. Visit the Lewis Birding Trail page for a list of bird species sighted at the Garden, a Birding Trail Map, and a photo gallery of birds photographed in the Garden. Grab your binoculars, head out to the Trail and capture a few sightings of your own. Be part of the global Great Backyard Bird Count and enjoy other birding activities. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=10&start_day=4&start_year=2013&end_month=1&end_day=31&end_year=2014&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=34. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Celestial Dreams: The Art of Space Jewelry

Educational & Lecture Using precious gems, minerals & metals, artist Kathy Chan interprets the genuine awe of the cosmos and its vibrant oasis, Earth. Born in China, Kathy Chan grew up in Brazil and studied in England before moving to the U.S. A self-taught jewelry artisan, Chan's instincts and talents have reaped numerous accolades including 14 international awards. "The horizon is wide and there are no limits in my mind about what I am able to do" -Kathy Chan This exhibit on display November 15, 2015 – May 15, 2016. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/dreams. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Great Backyard Bird Count

Educational & Lecture As a Certified Wildlife Habitat, and an eBird hot spot, the Garden will again participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Your participation will assist in making some determinations on bird populations traveling through the Garden and Madison County.  Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s fun and easy - and it helps the bird population. Anyone, from anywhere on earth, can participate by visiting www.birdcount.org and reporting the kinds and numbers of birds they see during the annual four-day count. The GBBC is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, with partner Bird Studies Canada, the four-day count typically receives sightings from tens of thousands of people… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=16&start_year=2016&end_month=2&end_day=13&end_year=2017&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=214. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Science Fiction, Science Future

Museums, Studios & Galleries Move objects with your mind, become invisible, play games with a robot and experience augmented reality! Science Fiction, Science Future brings the science of the future into the present, sending visitors on a unique journey filled with science exploration, curiosity and discovery. Created by the renowned Scitech Discovery Centre in Perth, Australia, Science Fiction, Science Future is a visually compelling exhibition that enables guests to develop a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts of today could become the science reality of tomorrow. Science Fiction, Science Future engages visitors with exciting hands-on and full-body experiences incorporating robots, invisibility, mind control, holograms and augmented reality. In addition, science fiction films and pop-culture references for all ages are featured throughout the exhibition on high impact graphic panels. Visitors engage and enjoy as they learn about the medical technology, communication and transportation of tomorrow in… Cost: Regular Admission Charged. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/09.23.15/science-fiction-science-future. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

National Active & Retiree Federal Employees Assoc. (NARFE)

Educational & Lecture NARFE Chapter 443 will meet on February 13th at the Huntsville Senior Center, 2200 Drake Avenue. The National Active and Federal Employees Association is the only group dedicated to protecting and enhancing the earned pay, retirement and health care benefits of federal employees and retirees, and their survivors. The meeting will begin at 9:30 am with refreshments and socializing followed by the business/program meeting at 10:00 a.m. The program will be presented by Russ Hutcherson, AARP Tax Aide Expert. Mr. Hutcherson will pinpoint changes that affect NARFE members for income tax filing season 2015 and changes in income tax for 2016. All members, spouses of members, and prospective members are invited. For more information, contact Cheryl Patterson at drpatter@hiwaay.net or 256-828-0773. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:05 AM. Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center 2200 Drake Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Kids Club - Valentine's Day Craft

Downtown Huntsville Join us for a special Valentine’s Day Kids Club! Kids of all ages are invited to make a very special penguin craft for the Valentine of their choice. FREE – In the Café. Venue/ Attraction: Whole Foods Market Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Grissom High School JROTC Warrior 5K Run

Fundraisers On February 13, 2016, the Grissom JROTC Battalion will be hosting the Grissom Warrior 5K. The proceeds from the race will go to the Huntsville Chapter of Team Red White and Blue and the Grissom JROTC Battalion. The race will start at 10:00 am. The Race Marshal will be Congressman Mo Brooks. The race venue is the campus of Grissom High School. For more information please visit us at Facebook or the Grissom JROTC webpage through the Grissom High school website. Links to register are posted on both sites. Venue/ Attraction: Grissom High School. Cost: $15-$30. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Have a Heart Day: Get Smart with a Healthy Heart

Educational & Lecture Did you know that exercise and eating healthy food can actually make you smarter? It’s true! Join us as we get moving to the beat and discover the connections between healthy choices and brain development. Do hands on activities, sample healthy (and yummy) snacks, and learn easy tips that you and your whole family can do at home. LifeSouth will also be on-site doing a blood drive so come on out and show some love for yourself, family and community. Your family will surely “heart” your heart after coming to this event! Venue/ Attraction: Sci-Quest, Hands-On Science Center. Cost: Included with general admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://sci-quest.org/plan-your-visit/have-heart-day. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Intro to Wet Felting Flower Workshop

Educational & Lecture This 1.5-hour workshop is an introduction to the ancient textile art of wet felting. Participants will learn the basic principles of wet felting while making a single layer flower. Materials and supplies for workshop use are included. The findings to turn flowers into pin accessories will be provided. Space is limited. This class is recommended for ages 16 and up. Located in Kami Watson’s Studio 256 of the Flying Monkey Arts. Students must register in advance by contacting Kami at kamiwatsonstudio@gmail.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $35. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Suet Log Feeder Make n Take

Educational & Lecture Taught by Herb Lewis All materials provided Class size is limited. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Members $15, Non-members $20. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=16&start_year=2016&end_month=2&end_day=13&end_year=2017&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=classesAdults&typeID=137. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Opus Tadpole: Horn presented by the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

Downtown Huntsville What sound does a French horn make? What is the difference between a viola and a violin? How many strings are on a harp? Children (and their parents and grandparents) have fun discovering the answers to these musical questions and more during twenty-minute Opus Tadpole presentations, entertaining and interactive ways for our youngest listeners to learn about the instruments of the orchestra. Grownups may also learn a thing or two! Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Event Web Link: http://http://www.hso.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:15 AM – 10:35 AM.

Bracelets & Brunch

Educational & Lecture Ladies, treat yourself to a light Valentine’s brunch with ladies' favorites, salad and chocolate covered strawberries. Following, learn to make beautiful wrap magnetic bracelets. This is an easy beginner’s bracelet to make with a choice of attractive beads. Wear your lovely bracelet or give as a gift! These bracelets are wonderful and may be worn as a necklace! Don’t miss this ladies' special event! All materials provided. Members $30, Non-members $35 Tickets may be purchased at the gift shop. Contact Tamara Huron at 256-830-4447 ext. 241 or thuron@hsvbg.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Members $30, Non-members $35. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=16&start_year=2016&end_month=2&end_day=13&end_year=2017&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=170. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Drop-In and Create

Downtown Huntsville The Huntsville Museum of Art (HMA) invites families to drop by once a month, beginning Saturday, January 16, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to participate in a FREE* hands-on art activity. Additional Drop-in and CREATE Saturdays will be held February 13, March 19, and April 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in HMA’s Stender Family Interactive Galleries.                 Families will explore the exhibition BlowUP: Inflatable Contemporary Art during the January event titled “POP Ups.” Afterwards, children will create a pop-up critter using art papers, wiggly eyes, and other materials. The theme of February’s activity is “Cave Art Comes Alive.” Families will have a chance to explore the cave art of prehistoric times in the museum’s interactive gallery A Walk Through Time. They will then create their own animal drawings using crayons and craft paper. On Saturday, March 19, the Drop-in and CREATE theme is “Primary Colors: Red, Yellow and Blue.” Families will enjoy the artwork of area kindergarten through 12th-grade stud… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

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, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville Route.

Saturday Scientist | Magnetism: Build an Electromagnet

Educational & Lecture Join us on the second Saturday of each month at 11:30 a.m. for the Saturday Scientist series, an educational series featuring activities recommended for ages 6-9. This monthly hands-on activity is included with museum membership or paid admission and emphasizes the development of “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). This series includes exciting topics like solar energy, precipitation, geology of space, and chemistry. Reserve your seat at the main ticket desk upon your arrival. February 13, Magnetism: Build an Electromagnet - Discover the attraction of magnets! Let the topic pull you in as you make your own electromagnet and discover the power of magnetism. March 12, Astronaut Water - Astronauts drink filtered water. Discover the process of filtering space water into drinkable usable water. April 09, Rocket Launch - Up, up and away! Build and launch your very own rocket and learn the importance of engines, stages and the pull of gravity. May 14, Space Rocks and T… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/childrensworkshops. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

The Mill Market: Jewelry

Social Events & More Lowe Mill introduces a new buying experience for patrons with Mill Markets. Each mill market will feature one medium and invited artists and craftspeople from the region. Just in time for Valentine's Day, our first Mill Market will focus on jewelry. Come shop for your loved ones from carefully curated regional artists as well as all of Lowe Mill's studio artists. Located in the second floor north wing of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Pin Loom Weaving

Educational & Lecture Learn how to weave a 4″ plain square plus up to 4 different textured squares, as well as several different techniques for weaving them together. Each square takes only 8 yards of yarn and 20 minutes or less to create. Making pin loom weaving a great way to use up all your yarn scraps. Squares can be stitched together to create scarves, shawls, ponchos, and many other garments. Use a single square as a drink coaster or sew two together to make a pin cushion or sachet. The possibilities are endless! Located in Handmade Saori Weaving Studio 103 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Students must register in advance by contacting Sarah at 256-542-8363. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $33. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Drawing for Beginners

Museums, Studios & Galleries This is the perfect class to get your feet wet to begin your drawing journey, or to progress your skills along a deliberate path. All materials provided, though it is recommended that you get a sketchbook to continue working at home. Students must register in advance. This class is recommended for ages 12 and up. Located in Studio 2028 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. To register, please contact Ann Moeller Steverson at 256-683-3786. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $60. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Havoc vs Mississippi RiverKings

Sports Single Game Tickets: Gold - $25; Silver - $15; General Admission - $12. Purchase single game tickets from the VBC Box Office or www.ticketmaster.com. For groups of 10 tickets or more contact Cline Thompson at 256-518-6163. Sport Team Name: Huntsville Havoc. Cost: $12-25. Event Web Link: http://huntsvillehavoc.pointstreaksites.com/view/huntsvillehavoc. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Women on the Move presents Bring Your Own Business

Educational & Lecture Lunch & Learn with Women On The Move! This session will feature many great women who own businesses and are on the way to success. There is nothing better than networking and connecting over a great meal. Mingle and chat to learn about other great women. Gifts & Door Prizes! You do not have to own a business to attend the event. For more information or to present your business, contact: 1stsitemarketing@gmail.com. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Meet & Greet Reception

Museums, Studios & Galleries Please join us 2 pm for a meet and greet reception for Ms. Frances Tate, a local artist and Decatur native empowering our community in art. We will have refreshments and displays. For decades, Ms. Frances Tate, a dedicated community leader and advocate, has pursued a passion for awakening Decatur, Alabama one structure at a time with art and paintings. Be present to be inspired! This reception is free. Come February 13th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM to Saint James Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America’s (CPCA) Fellowship Hall located 920 Moulton Street West in Decatur, Alabama. Ms. Tate will display various art including themes celebrating our Black American community’s heritage. See you there! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Saint James CP Church 920 Moulton Street West Decatur, Alabama.

Mosaic of Love

Music The music of Broadway. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.hsvmasterchorale.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Cooper House 405 Randolph Ave SE Huntsville, AL 35801.

Valentine's Day dinner at A.M. Booth's Lumberyard

Downtown Huntsville The Lumberyard will host a unique Valentine's Day dinner on the 13th. This dinner will feature three courses: First: Charcuterie Board Country pate and Crispy Pork Belly with fresh ricotta, aged sharp cheddar, buttermilk blue with pickled vegetables and beer mustard. Or Warm Brussels Salad Roasted Brussels sprouts with house cured bacon, fire roasted red peppers, crispy shallots, and balsamic reduction. Second: Butchers Tender 16 oz Cast Iron-seared Butchers Tender w/ sautéed green beans, blue cheese crumbles, crispy shallots, and red wine sauce. Or Atlantic Salmon Pan roasted salmon w/ dill cream roasted potatoes, sautéed green beans, charred lemon, and blistered cherry tomatoes. Third: Ice Cream Cookies for 2 $35 for two people Call 256-715-7130 to book your reservation now! Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Cost: $35. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Pre-Valentine's Day Bash

Social Events & More Join us Saturday, February 13th from 5pm-9pm at Pinhook Provisions brought to you by The Valley's CW CRAZY EXGIRLFRIEND and Fiat of Huntsville. We will have speed dating, food trucks, craft beer + wine and giveaways benefiting adoptable pets from Friends of Rescue. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/pinhookstreetfood. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Pinhook Provisions 2315 Bob Wallace Ave Huntsville, AL.

Date Night at the Pottery Studio

Social Events & More Want to get a little dirty on date night? Join us at DesignbyHart Pottery Studio for an evening of fun, romance and throwing on the potter’s wheel.  Drinks, hors d’oeuvres, clay and tools are included. Students are invited to bring their own refreshment of choice.  Wear or bring clothes to change into that you don’t mind getting dirty. Located in DesignbyHart Studio 2009 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Students must register in advance by contacting Teri at (256) 339-6432. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $45. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

CANCELED - Buckhorn HS Band - Hypnotist Show

Fundraisers Venue/ Attraction: Buckhorn High School. Event Web Link: www.buckhornband.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Valentine's Day Parent's Night Out

Kids Making plans with your Valentine, but not sure where to take the kids? Drop the kids off with us! We will jump on the inflatables and play in the arena. We will have pizza and drinks, then create and play games while our food settles. We finish off the evening with a GLOW party and dancing, or if the younger ones are sleepy they can watch a movie. When you pick them up, they will be tired, fed, and ready for bed! Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! You must reserve your spot by noon on Friday! Ages Potty-trained to 12! Venue/ Attraction: Pump It Up. Cost: $25/child, $20 sibling plus tax. Event Web Link: http://pumpitupparty.com/events-and-activities/huntsville-al. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Wedding Week One Year Anniversary Party

Social Events & More An event to celebrate all the couples married during Wedding Week and all those involved in this momentous Alabama occasion. Event is free but donations will be taken for Free2Be. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free, donations welcome. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Highlands Foundation Gala

Fundraisers Highlands Foundation Gala February 13, 2016 6:00 PM Drinks (Cash Bar) 7:00 PM Dinner Live Entertainment - Musical Fantasy Silent Auction 256.218.3360 $75 per ticket. Cost: $75 per ticket. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Goose Pond Civic Center 876 Ed Hembree Dr. Scottsboro, AL. 35769.

Adults Only (18 & up) Valentine's Ice Skate

Social Events & More Join us for Adults Only Ice skating the night before Valentine's Day in Rink 1, No worries Rink 2 is open for the general public also, but Rink 1 is for Grown Ups only!... Come and enjoy the fun. For more information call 256-883-3774. Venue/ Attraction: Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex. Cost: $8. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Killer Beaz Cajun Valentine

Performing Arts & Film Legendary comedian Killer Beaz will be performing live for A Cajun Valentine’s at Tim’s Cajun Kitchen, Saturday, February 13th. It’s set to be a “Crawfish Boil & Beaz”. Killer Beaz, a local comedy favorite for over 20 years, will light up the stage Saturday evening for two shows (7 pm & 9 pm) with his brand of "Laugh out Loud" comedy. Seating IS limited, and tickets are available at killerbeaz.com or at Tim's Cajun Kitchen. Cost: $25. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Tim's Cajun Kitchen 114 Jordan Lane NW Huntsville, AL 35805.

Mosaic of Love

Music The Music of Broadway. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmasterchorale.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Cooper House 405 Randolph Ave SE Huntsville, AL 35801.

UAHuntsville Chargers Hockey vs Minnesota State

Downtown Huntsville Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Event Web Link: http://www.uahchargers.com/index.aspx?path=mhockey&&tab=0. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:15 PM.

Pour Your Heart Out

Museums, Studios & Galleries The U.S. Space & Rocket Center invites you to the hottest Valentine’s event in town, its second annual “Pour Your Heart Out” celebration Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. Enjoy an evening of food, drink and live music in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration under the Saturn V moon rocket, then step outside where our partners from Sloss Furnaces of Birmingham will help you create your own Valentine keepsake. Guests carve their own designs into a 4-inch-square sand and resin mold and the Sloss metal sculptors fill these molds with molten scrap iron from a 75-pound coke-fired furnace. Once cooled, the tiles are an upcycled work of art. The event will take place in the Davidson Center’s Saturn V Hall from 7- 10 p.m. The iron pour will be just outside in Rocket Park. Tickets are $80 per couple or $45 per individual ticket for non-members and price includes admission, heavy hors d'oeuvres, live music by Juice and a mold for each guest to create a personal tile. Museum me… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: $45 - $80. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/02.13.16/pour-your-heart-out. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Giordano Dance Chicago

Performing Arts & Film Bring your Valentine to a unique show they will likely not soon forget! With their 1st return since the '90s, Giordano Dance Chicago brings their unique flair back to Huntsville, Alabama. The mission of Giordano Dance Chicago is to create and present new and innovative jazz dance choreography, often redefining and expanding the very definition of jazz dance, and to bring this invaluable American art form to audiences and students of all ages and from all ethnic backgrounds. GDC is dedicated, also, to the preservation and promotion of the Giordano Technique. Whether on the stage or in the classroom, we strive to enrich lives through dance, and it is this solid mission statement and organizational vision which informs all of the organization's artistic programming. The value that Giordano Dance Chicago brings to its local, national, and international communities is the universal and life-affirming experience of witnessing dance that is powerful, passionate, elegant, and celebratory. Acclaim "There w… Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Cost: $15-25. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

EASTERN EUROPE: Enescu, Vajda, and Dvořák presented by the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

Downtown Huntsville The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra’s 61st season takes us on a musical JOURNEY around the world. EASTERN EUROPE: Enescu, Vajda, and Dvořák is part of the Classical Series. Season subscriptions for 2015-2016 will be available to purchase July 1, 2015 (new subscriber seats will be assigned starting July 27). Single tickets for the 2015-2016 season will be available to purchase August 1, 2015. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Event Web Link: http://www.hso.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Friends of Rescue Benefit Concert

Social Events & More Friends of Rescue wants to end the suffering of unwanted animals in North Alabama by providing them quality medical care, interactive foster care in a home environment, training and committed forever homes.  This benefit concert will feature Jenn Bostic and Brett Bigelow with the OTL Band. Located in Tangled String Studio RR7 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Purchase tickets by calling 256-599-4488 or by visiting forrescue.net. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $50. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Microwave Dave & Phil Weaver

Social Events & More Join us as we celebrate the Year of the Monkey once again with a classical blues cabaret featuring bluesman Microwave Dave and classical guitarist Phil Weaver! Dave and Phil shared the stage for the very first time at Flying Monkey Arts Putman Drive venue location in 2003 / year of the monkey!  Since that first show together, Phil and Dave have shared the stage at the W.C. Handy Festival, Birmingham's City Stages, Gorham's Bluff Institute, Decatur's Princess Theater and City Lights and Stars. Located in the Flying Monkey Theatre. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Jenn Bostic with Brett Bigelow & the OTL Band

Fundraisers Fundraiser for Friends of Rescue. 100% of ticket sales go to FOR. Ticket prices include heavy hors d'oeuvre's. BYOB. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $50. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Duane Walker

Downtown Huntsville Live music at the Furniture Factory on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Venue/ Attraction: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8:00 PM – Sunday, February 14, 2016, 12:00 AM.

L.I.E./Angels Revenge

Music Live music at The Page! Venue/ Attraction: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:30 PM – Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1:30 AM.

Celestial Dreams: The Art of Space Jewelry

Educational & Lecture Using precious gems, minerals & metals, artist Kathy Chan interprets the genuine awe of the cosmos and its vibrant oasis, Earth. Born in China, Kathy Chan grew up in Brazil and studied in England before moving to the U.S. A self-taught jewelry artisan, Chan's instincts and talents have reaped numerous accolades including 14 international awards. "The horizon is wide and there are no limits in my mind about what I am able to do" -Kathy Chan This exhibit on display November 15, 2015 – May 15, 2016. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/dreams. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Great Backyard Bird Count

Educational & Lecture As a Certified Wildlife Habitat, and an eBird hot spot, the Garden will again participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Your participation will assist in making some determinations on bird populations traveling through the Garden and Madison County.  Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s fun and easy - and it helps the bird population. Anyone, from anywhere on earth, can participate by visiting www.birdcount.org and reporting the kinds and numbers of birds they see during the annual four-day count. The GBBC is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, with partner Bird Studies Canada, the four-day count typically receives sightings from tens of thousands of people… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=16&start_year=2016&end_month=2&end_day=13&end_year=2017&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=214. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Science Fiction, Science Future

Museums, Studios & Galleries Move objects with your mind, become invisible, play games with a robot and experience augmented reality! Science Fiction, Science Future brings the science of the future into the present, sending visitors on a unique journey filled with science exploration, curiosity and discovery. Created by the renowned Scitech Discovery Centre in Perth, Australia, Science Fiction, Science Future is a visually compelling exhibition that enables guests to develop a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts of today could become the science reality of tomorrow. Science Fiction, Science Future engages visitors with exciting hands-on and full-body experiences incorporating robots, invisibility, mind control, holograms and augmented reality. In addition, science fiction films and pop-culture references for all ages are featured throughout the exhibition on high impact graphic panels. Visitors engage and enjoy as they learn about the medical technology, communication and transportation of tomorrow in… Cost: Regular Admission Charged. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/09.23.15/science-fiction-science-future. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Bloody Mary & Mimosa Valentine's Brunch!

Educational & Lecture Looking for a special way to start your Valentines day?? Treat yo'self, your beau, your valentine or really just whoever to a Bloody Mary and Mimosa brunch at Liquor Express!! You will be able to choose 3, 4-ounce drinks from our line up of specialty Bloody Mary's and Mimosas. We will be offering 3 signature Mimosa options, 1 signature Bloody Mary, and a build your own Bloody Mary for you to choose from! Your ticket price includes the 3 drinks, vegetable cuts and light hors d'oeuvres. Single tickets are $20. http://www.southernartconcepts.net/store/p76/Singles_Ticket_Valentines_Brunch.html Couple tickets are $35. http://www.southernartconcepts.net/store/p75/Couples_Ticket_Valentines_Brunch.html Please note that there are only 60 tickets available for this event. Cost: $20 for Singles; $35 for Couples. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Liquor Express 1812 University Dr NW Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

Beaks and Barks

Educational & Lecture Cool winter days during January and February are perfect for getting out of the house and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine in the Garden. Walk the trails in the crisp winter air or play a round of fetch with your dog in the five acre "no leash" zone at the back of the Garden. Check out the extension of the Lewis Birding Trail - don't forget your binoculars. Admission is $1/dog; regular fee for humans. The Garden is a Birding Hotspot and is included on the North Alabama Birding Trail Map. Visit the Lewis Birding Trail page for a list of bird species sighted at the Garden, a Birding Trail Map, and a photo gallery of birds photographed in the Garden. Grab your binoculars, head out to the Trail and capture a few sightings of your own. Be part of the global Great Backyard Bird Count and enjoy other birding activities. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=10&start_day=4&start_year=2013&end_month=1&end_day=31&end_year=2014&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=34. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Step It Up Dancers

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join Anne Sentell and her Step it up Dancers for rousing jigs, reels and toe-tapping fun! Join them for great exercise and balance-strengthening with this high-stepping group. Everyone is welcome to join in because they can teach you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: included with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Giordano Dance Chicago

Performing Arts & Film Bring your Valentine to a unique show they will likely not soon forget! With their 1st return since the '90s, Giordano Dance Chicago brings their unique flair back to Huntsville, Alabama. The mission of Giordano Dance Chicago is to create and present new and innovative jazz dance choreography, often redefining and expanding the very definition of jazz dance, and to bring this invaluable American art form to audiences and students of all ages and from all ethnic backgrounds. GDC is dedicated, also, to the preservation and promotion of the Giordano Technique. Whether on the stage or in the classroom, we strive to enrich lives through dance, and it is this solid mission statement and organizational vision which informs all of the organization's artistic programming. The value that Giordano Dance Chicago brings to its local, national, and international communities is the universal and life-affirming experience of witnessing dance that is powerful, passionate, elegant, and celebratory. Acclaim "There was… Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Cost: $15-25. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Plant ID Talk & Walk: Attract Birds to Your Garden

Educational & Lecture Meet on the Mark and Linda Smith patio Taught by Carol Lambdin Included in Garden Admission/Membership. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=16&start_year=2016&end_month=2&end_day=13&end_year=2017&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=classesAdults&typeID=229. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Valentine's Day Open Play!

Kids Make those little hearts smile with a special Valentine's Day Open Play at Pump It Up!!! As always parents are free, and don't forget your socks! No passes or coupons will be accepted. Venue/ Attraction: Pump It Up. Cost: 10.00+tax. Event Web Link: http://pumpitupparty.com/events-and-activities/huntsville-al. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Havoc vs Macon Mayhem

Sports Single Game Tickets: Gold - $25; Silver - $15; General Admission - $12. Purchase single game tickets from the VBC Box Office or www.ticketmaster.com. For groups of 10 tickets or more contact Cline Thompson at 256-518-6163. Sport Team Name: Huntsville Havoc. Cost: $12-25. Event Web Link: http://huntsvillehavoc.pointstreaksites.com/view/huntsvillehavoc. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Valentine’s Day Beer Dinner

Social Events & More 5 Course dinner created by Chupper Time Catering  paired with 5 one of a kind Straight to Ale beers, created especially for this dinner! Tickets: $50/person, can be purchased by visiting or calling the Straight to Ale taproom, open daily from 3-10pm (256) 489-0820. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Cost: $50 per person. Event Web Link: http://straighttoale.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Winter Wonderland Valentine's

Music Enjoy an authentic 6 course French meal created by French chefs, with live jazz music in a winter wonderland. No long lines, no waiting, enjoy amazing food and atmosphere with Dijore Meals. Tickets are for pre sale with a few slots available. Register you and your partner and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. Your Ticket includes, Valet Parking, 6 course meal for 2, Live Jazz music, A bottle of wine choice of Red, White or Sweet and an amazing gift for her. Ticket sale Ends February 8th 2016 if not sold out, purchase your tickets online today or Reserve your spot by putting down a 50% Deposit. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $350.00. Event Web Link: www.dijoremeals.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Out Loud HSV: Poetry Slam Sundays

Social Events & More Calling all raw-voiced, chatter teethed, brave blooded poets! Join us the second and fourth Sundays of each month for an action packed hour long poetry slam! Poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry designed to engage both poets and audience, where participants are judged by members of the audience to advance rounds until a winner is chosen. The winner of each event will receive glory and celebration, along with a $10 roll of quarters provided by our lovely sponsor, Karma Rags. For more information please visit Out Loud! HSV on Facebook. Located at the Flying Monkey Theatre. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: Free, donations welcome. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Valentine's Day Rendezvous

Music Spend Valentine's night rocking out with fellow local music fans. Performances by Roxy Roca from Texas and from Gadsden we have Pace House. Doors open at 8 pm. Set times and full lineup TBA. $10 advance, $10 at the door. ALL AGES SHOW! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

President's Day Run

Health & Wellness Fun, free & education! Dress as your favorite president to run in the President's Day Run from Fleet Feet! The will be a 3 mile & 1-mile option! Venue/ Attraction: Fleet Feet Sports. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, February 15, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Beaks and Barks

Educational & Lecture Cool winter days during January and February are perfect for getting out of the house and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine in the Garden. Walk the trails in the crisp winter air or play a round of fetch with your dog in the five acre "no leash" zone at the back of the Garden. Check out the extension of the Lewis Birding Trail - don't forget your binoculars. Admission is $1/dog; regular fee for humans. The Garden is a Birding Hotspot and is included on the North Alabama Birding Trail Map. Visit the Lewis Birding Trail page for a list of bird species sighted at the Garden, a Birding Trail Map, and a photo gallery of birds photographed in the Garden. Grab your binoculars, head out to the Trail and capture a few sightings of your own. Be part of the global Great Backyard Bird Count and enjoy other birding activities. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=10&start_day=4&start_year=2013&end_month=1&end_day=31&end_year=2014&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=34. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, February 15, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Celestial Dreams: The Art of Space Jewelry

Educational & Lecture Using precious gems, minerals & metals, artist Kathy Chan interprets the genuine awe of the cosmos and its vibrant oasis, Earth. Born in China, Kathy Chan grew up in Brazil and studied in England before moving to the U.S. A self-taught jewelry artisan, Chan's instincts and talents have reaped numerous accolades including 14 international awards. "The horizon is wide and there are no limits in my mind about what I am able to do" -Kathy Chan This exhibit on display November 15, 2015 – May 15, 2016. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/dreams. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, February 15, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Great Backyard Bird Count

Educational & Lecture As a Certified Wildlife Habitat, and an eBird hot spot, the Garden will again participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Your participation will assist in making some determinations on bird populations traveling through the Garden and Madison County.  Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s fun and easy - and it helps the bird population. Anyone, from anywhere on earth, can participate by visiting www.birdcount.org and reporting the kinds and numbers of birds they see during the annual four-day count. The GBBC is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, with partner Bird Studies Canada, the four-day count typically receives sightings from tens of thousands of people… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=16&start_year=2016&end_month=2&end_day=13&end_year=2017&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=214. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, February 15, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Science Fiction, Science Future

Museums, Studios & Galleries Move objects with your mind, become invisible, play games with a robot and experience augmented reality! Science Fiction, Science Future brings the science of the future into the present, sending visitors on a unique journey filled with science exploration, curiosity and discovery. Created by the renowned Scitech Discovery Centre in Perth, Australia, Science Fiction, Science Future is a visually compelling exhibition that enables guests to develop a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts of today could become the science reality of tomorrow. Science Fiction, Science Future engages visitors with exciting hands-on and full-body experiences incorporating robots, invisibility, mind control, holograms and augmented reality. In addition, science fiction films and pop-culture references for all ages are featured throughout the exhibition on high impact graphic panels. Visitors engage and enjoy as they learn about the medical technology, communication and transportation of tomorrow in… Cost: Regular Admission Charged. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/09.23.15/science-fiction-science-future. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, February 15, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Presidents' Day Open Play

Kids Join us on President's Day for some inside play! Admission is $8.50+tax per child at the door, or $7.00+tax per child when you reserve online! Come on out and support a local school! Parents always play for free, and don't forget your socks! Venue/ Attraction: Pump It Up. Cost: $8.50+tax per child. Event Web Link: http://pumpitupparty.com/events-and-activities/huntsville-al. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, February 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Monday, February 15, 2016, 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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Monday, February 15, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

After School Drawing & Oil Painting

Educational & Lecture Experienced instructor Ann Steverson offers individualized ongoing classical drawing and painting lessons in a variety of traditional media. This class is recommended for students ages 9 to 18. Pre-registration required. The $90 admission applies to a month of classes, but partial months can be prorated. Located in Protégé Studio 2028 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. To register, please contact Ann at protege.ann@gmail.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $90 admission per month. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, February 15, 2016, 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM.

Presidents' Day Open Play

Kids Join us on President's Day for some inside play! Admission is $8.50+tax per child at the door, or $7.00+tax per child when you reserve online! Come on out and support a local school! Parents always play for free, and don't forget your socks! Venue/ Attraction: Pump It Up. Cost: $8.50+tax per child. Event Web Link: http://pumpitupparty.com/events-and-activities/huntsville-al. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, February 15, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

James Irvin Solo

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, February 15, 2016, 9:30 PM – Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 1:30 AM.

Beaks and Barks

Educational & Lecture Cool winter days during January and February are perfect for getting out of the house and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine in the Garden. Walk the trails in the crisp winter air or play a round of fetch with your dog in the five acre "no leash" zone at the back of the Garden. Check out the extension of the Lewis Birding Trail - don't forget your binoculars. Admission is $1/dog; regular fee for humans. The Garden is a Birding Hotspot and is included on the North Alabama Birding Trail Map. Visit the Lewis Birding Trail page for a list of bird species sighted at the Garden, a Birding Trail Map, and a photo gallery of birds photographed in the Garden. Grab your binoculars, head out to the Trail and capture a few sightings of your own. Be part of the global Great Backyard Bird Count and enjoy other birding activities. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=10&start_day=4&start_year=2013&end_month=1&end_day=31&end_year=2014&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=34. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Celestial Dreams: The Art of Space Jewelry

Educational & Lecture Using precious gems, minerals & metals, artist Kathy Chan interprets the genuine awe of the cosmos and its vibrant oasis, Earth. Born in China, Kathy Chan grew up in Brazil and studied in England before moving to the U.S. A self-taught jewelry artisan, Chan's instincts and talents have reaped numerous accolades including 14 international awards. "The horizon is wide and there are no limits in my mind about what I am able to do" -Kathy Chan This exhibit on display November 15, 2015 – May 15, 2016. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/dreams. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Science Fiction, Science Future

Museums, Studios & Galleries Move objects with your mind, become invisible, play games with a robot and experience augmented reality! Science Fiction, Science Future brings the science of the future into the present, sending visitors on a unique journey filled with science exploration, curiosity and discovery. Created by the renowned Scitech Discovery Centre in Perth, Australia, Science Fiction, Science Future is a visually compelling exhibition that enables guests to develop a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts of today could become the science reality of tomorrow. Science Fiction, Science Future engages visitors with exciting hands-on and full-body experiences incorporating robots, invisibility, mind control, holograms and augmented reality. In addition, science fiction films and pop-culture references for all ages are featured throughout the exhibition on high impact graphic panels. Visitors engage and enjoy as they learn about the medical technology, communication and transportation of tomorrow in… Cost: Regular Admission Charged. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/09.23.15/science-fiction-science-future. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Tuesdays at 2

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us in the Historic Park to learn about Open hearth cooking with Chase! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: included with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Schmooze Day Tuesday

Social Events & More Schmooze Day Tuesday is an open event to all Realtors of North Alabama. Real Estate Row wants to let you know how much we appreciate you! Stop by for door prizes, drinks, food and good socialization. We look forward to schmoozing all of you! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Real Estate Row 1806 University Dr. NW Huntsville, AL 35801.

Cocktails and Convos

Downtown Huntsville Unwind with The American Association of University Women *Discuss critical issues impacting women and children today *Network with other college and professional business women *Laugh and socialize with new friends *Sip on some relaxing wine! You'll also be able to learn more about AAUW and tell us what's important to you. If you're looking to get more involved with your community, you can also check out our 1/2 price memberships. Event is free to attend and only $10 if you choose to do participate in a tasting flight. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. The Wine Cellar 2304 Whitesburg Dr.

Applying Design Principles and Elements

Educational & Lecture You will focus on developing advanced color schemes and combining patterns in upholstery, drapery and rugs. Learn to identify different types of fabrics, their serviceability, functions, and interior application and how to combine textures, patterns and formality of fabrics. We will discuss interior materials such as moldings, different window types and coverings such as drapery designs. Learn to define exterior color in line with residential exterior styles. Participate in a field trip to a lighting store to learn the correct application and functions of lighting in your home. Enjoy a second field trip to view a wide variety of oriental rugs and learn about their origins. Apply basic interior design principles in a hands-on project. Prerequisite: Building a Foundation in Interior Design January 12 - March 15, 2016 | Tuesdays | 5:30 - 8:00 pm For more information, visit PCS.uah.edu/ID or call 256.824.6015. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville. Cost: $395. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Game Night

Social Events & More Bring your friends and your favorite game enjoy beer and board games at Straight to Ale. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Spirited Art - On The Town at Picasso's Grill

Educational & Lecture Spirited Art is heading to Picasso's Grill, in Madison. Bottles of wine are half price to painters attending the class! Be sure to try some of Picasso's delicious food while you are painting our Wine Bottle & Grapes! Class opens at 6:00, be sure to arrive early to reserve your seat and order beverages and food. *Reservations made through Spirited Art. No outside food or beverages, please*. Cost: $35. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.rezclick.com/myspiritedart/index.php?page=classes#3356. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Picasso's Grill 12060 County Line Rd. Ste. E Madison, AL 35756.

Trivia Tuesdays at Whole Foods Market

Downtown Huntsville Meet us every Tuesday in Spazio Pizza & Taps for free trivia night! You can play individually or as a team, with the winning teams or individuals receiving a Whole Foods Market gift card. There will also be Whole Foods goodies for the 2nd and 3rd place teams. All participants will receive $1 off pints! Venue/ Attraction: Whole Foods Market Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

West Coast Swing Dance

Social Events & More If you can walk, you can dance! Rocket Westies are offering west coast swing beginner and intermediate dance classes from 7 PM to 8 PM, followed by open dancing until 10 PM. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just got out of your first beginner class, you’ll have a wonderful time. Know a song you really enjoy dancing to? Feel free to make a request! Located at the Flying Monkey Theatre. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Widespread Panic Winter Tour 2016

Downtown Huntsville Tickets on sale 11/20 @ 10am CT $59.50 Reserved Online: ticketmaster.com By Phone: (800) 745-3000 A Food & Fund Drive Event. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $59.50 Reserved. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Chelvis and the Bean

Music Live music at The Page! Venue/ Attraction: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 1:30 AM.

O'Dell Johnson Duo

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 1:30 AM.

Beaks and Barks

Educational & Lecture Cool winter days during January and February are perfect for getting out of the house and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine in the Garden. Walk the trails in the crisp winter air or play a round of fetch with your dog in the five acre "no leash" zone at the back of the Garden. Check out the extension of the Lewis Birding Trail - don't forget your binoculars. Admission is $1/dog; regular fee for humans. The Garden is a Birding Hotspot and is included on the North Alabama Birding Trail Map. Visit the Lewis Birding Trail page for a list of bird species sighted at the Garden, a Birding Trail Map, and a photo gallery of birds photographed in the Garden. Grab your binoculars, head out to the Trail and capture a few sightings of your own. Be part of the global Great Backyard Bird Count and enjoy other birding activities. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=10&start_day=4&start_year=2013&end_month=1&end_day=31&end_year=2014&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=34. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Celestial Dreams: The Art of Space Jewelry

Educational & Lecture Using precious gems, minerals & metals, artist Kathy Chan interprets the genuine awe of the cosmos and its vibrant oasis, Earth. Born in China, Kathy Chan grew up in Brazil and studied in England before moving to the U.S. A self-taught jewelry artisan, Chan's instincts and talents have reaped numerous accolades including 14 international awards. "The horizon is wide and there are no limits in my mind about what I am able to do" -Kathy Chan This exhibit on display November 15, 2015 – May 15, 2016. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/dreams. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Science Fiction, Science Future

Museums, Studios & Galleries Move objects with your mind, become invisible, play games with a robot and experience augmented reality! Science Fiction, Science Future brings the science of the future into the present, sending visitors on a unique journey filled with science exploration, curiosity and discovery. Created by the renowned Scitech Discovery Centre in Perth, Australia, Science Fiction, Science Future is a visually compelling exhibition that enables guests to develop a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts of today could become the science reality of tomorrow. Science Fiction, Science Future engages visitors with exciting hands-on and full-body experiences incorporating robots, invisibility, mind control, holograms and augmented reality. In addition, science fiction films and pop-culture references for all ages are featured throughout the exhibition on high impact graphic panels. Visitors engage and enjoy as they learn about the medical technology, communication and transportation of tomorrow in… Cost: Regular Admission Charged. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/09.23.15/science-fiction-science-future. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

CAJA of Madison County - LearningQUEST

Educational & Lecture This will be an introduction to the Court Appointed Juvenile Advocates (CAJA) of Madison County. There will be a brief history of the program along with a description of the training requirements and the roles and responsibilities of a CAJA volunteer. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

We Care Wednesdays

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, February 17, 2016, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Colored Pencils: Tangerines

Educational & Lecture Using Prismacolor Premier colored pencils, we will draw a photo using the grid method. We will work on creating realistic textures, highlights, and shadows. Demonstrations will be given in class and there will be time to work on our drawings together. Paper will be provided. Be prepared to work on your drawing at home in order to complete it. Located in ChromAddict Studio 2025 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. To register, please contact Carrie at alderfer@chromaddict.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $112. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Fiction Writer's Group

Educational & Lecture The Fiction Writers’ Group meets the third Wednesday of the month unless indicated. Challenges are issued each month for writers. Contact Ginger Nelson: 256-882-2348. Location: always TBA. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Huntsville Literary Association.

Wine Down Wednesdays at Whole Foods

Downtown Huntsville Every Wednesday night is wine night in our Specialty department! Enjoy a free tasting and learn about new wines every Wednesday from 5-7pm. After you sample, enjoy $1 off glasses of wine in Spazio Pizza & Taps and a wood fired pizza too! Venue/ Attraction: Whole Foods Market Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Comic Book Art and Illustration Classes

Educational & Lecture SuperPowered Studios announces our ongoing series of comic book art and illustration classes. Students of all skill levels can learn comic book, graphic novel, and illustration techniques from two professional comic book artists: Kevin Stokes and Nathan Massengill. Students may join classes on any day – just show up! Late arrivals welcome. This is a fun, low pressure yet challenging class for all skill levels! This class features TWO professional comic book artists as teachers. Work at your own pace on your own projects or receive personalized assignments from the instructors OR try one of several SuperPowered Artists Challenges! Materials are simple, just bring drawing materials of your choice or email us for a list of recommended materials. Located in SuperPowered Studios 113. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $25. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Out Loud HSV Featuring Shea Stripling

Social Events & More Cure those post-Valentine’s Day blues with an Out Loud HSV open mic and feature! This month we invite you to share your best/worst love poems, sonnets or short stories that spill directly from your heart and onto the page. Doors are at 6:00 pm and the open mic will start at 6:30 pm, so arrive early if you want to sign up. Then we will have a half an hour featured performance with local artist & poet Shea Stripling. Located in the classroom Studio 2008 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Indie Lens Pop-Up: The Black Panthers

Social Events & More A new revolutionary culture emerged in the turbulent 1960s, and the Black Panther Party was at the vanguard. Weaving together a treasure trove of rare footage with the voices of a diverse group of people who were there, Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again. Located in the Flying Monkey Theatre. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Jazz 'n' Swing Night

Social Events & More 6:30 FREE swing dance lesson 7:00 FREE swing dancing with a live band Band and style of dancing different each week, check Straight to Ale Facebook or website for more details. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

MissaLaneous Productions & Collective Fruition Presents Seeds? w/ Blunt Force

Music This is Huntsville's very own "Seeds?" first show of 2016, and technically their 1-year anniversary party w/ Blunt Force so come get down with them as the travel across time and space to defeat the Unfunky and assure the Universe remains Funky in their time traveling seed! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $7. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Chelvis & the Bean at the Lumberyard Kiln

Downtown Huntsville Mike Roberts and Chad Reeves performing as Chelvis & the Bean at A.M. Booth's Lumberyard Kiln. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 8:00 PM – Thursday, February 18, 2016, 12:00 AM.

Beaks and Barks

Educational & Lecture Cool winter days during January and February are perfect for getting out of the house and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine in the Garden. Walk the trails in the crisp winter air or play a round of fetch with your dog in the five acre "no leash" zone at the back of the Garden. Check out the extension of the Lewis Birding Trail - don't forget your binoculars. Admission is $1/dog; regular fee for humans. The Garden is a Birding Hotspot and is included on the North Alabama Birding Trail Map. Visit the Lewis Birding Trail page for a list of bird species sighted at the Garden, a Birding Trail Map, and a photo gallery of birds photographed in the Garden. Grab your binoculars, head out to the Trail and capture a few sightings of your own. Be part of the global Great Backyard Bird Count and enjoy other birding activities. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=10&start_day=4&start_year=2013&end_month=1&end_day=31&end_year=2014&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=34. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Celestial Dreams: The Art of Space Jewelry

Educational & Lecture Using precious gems, minerals & metals, artist Kathy Chan interprets the genuine awe of the cosmos and its vibrant oasis, Earth. Born in China, Kathy Chan grew up in Brazil and studied in England before moving to the U.S. A self-taught jewelry artisan, Chan's instincts and talents have reaped numerous accolades including 14 international awards. "The horizon is wide and there are no limits in my mind about what I am able to do" -Kathy Chan This exhibit on display November 15, 2015 – May 15, 2016. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/dreams. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Science Fiction, Science Future

Museums, Studios & Galleries Move objects with your mind, become invisible, play games with a robot and experience augmented reality! Science Fiction, Science Future brings the science of the future into the present, sending visitors on a unique journey filled with science exploration, curiosity and discovery. Created by the renowned Scitech Discovery Centre in Perth, Australia, Science Fiction, Science Future is a visually compelling exhibition that enables guests to develop a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts of today could become the science reality of tomorrow. Science Fiction, Science Future engages visitors with exciting hands-on and full-body experiences incorporating robots, invisibility, mind control, holograms and augmented reality. In addition, science fiction films and pop-culture references for all ages are featured throughout the exhibition on high impact graphic panels. Visitors engage and enjoy as they learn about the medical technology, communication and transportation of tomorrow in… Cost: Regular Admission Charged. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/09.23.15/science-fiction-science-future. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

After School Pottery Class

Social Events & More DesignbyHart Studios’ guiding philosophy is to provide our community with a high quality, fun place to explore, discover and share all aspects of clay.  Your child can join this after school workshop to learn the basics of pottery and grow their creativity. Students will work on clay projects, building skills in hand building and wheel throwing.  Class includes all materials, glazing and firing. This class is recommended for ages 6-12. Located in DesignbyHart Studio 2009 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Students must register in advance by contacting Teri at (256) 339-6432. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $60. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Old Black Bear Tap Takeover with performance by Aaron Bradley

Downtown Huntsville Join Huntsville’s own Old Black Bear Brewery in Spazio Pizza & Taps and at our growler station for a Tap Takeover event! Enjoy special Old Black Bear brews and hear from the brew masters! Old Black Bear will also be providing free pint glasses and special swag giveaways throughout the takeover. Aaron Bradley will be performing throughout the takeover! FREE – Spazio Pizza & Taps. Venue/ Attraction: Whole Foods Market Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Acrylic Painting for Beginners

Educational & Lecture Every week will be a different lesson on acrylic painting. Acrylic paints are fast drying and water-based, so they don’t require special solvents for cleaning. Each lesson is designed to provide information on choosing materials, the basic principles of art, color theory and acrylic painting techniques.  These lessons are perfect for someone just starting in painting or someone that wants to learn more about art principles while using paint. Located in ChromAddict Studio 2025 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. To register, please contact Carrie at alderfer@chromaddict.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $15. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Spirited Art -On The Town at AM Booth's Lumberyard

Downtown Huntsville We are moving and shaking! This time, we are heading to A.M. Booth's Lumberyard! Your $45.00 price includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, the painting lesson, and paint supplies! There will be a break halfway through the class to enjoy the delicious Lumberyard food! Join us at the Lumberyard for a fun Thursday night! As a bonus to all painters, bottles of wine regularly priced at $27.00 are only $12.00 during class! https://www.facebook.com/lumberyardfan/ Address: 108 Cleveland Ave NW, Huntsville, AL 35801 Phone Number: (256)325-3779. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Cost: $45. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.rezclick.com/myspiritedart/index.php?page=classes#3319. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Garden Love - Beer, Wine & Appetizer Tasting

Educational & Lecture You will LOVE this tasting! Sample local craft brews, delightful reds, crisp whites and seasonal wines. Tantalize your taste buds with gourmet appetizers. Elkmont’s Creamery Belle Chevre will  share their award winning French style goat milk cheese. The Fresh Market’s Cheese Specialist will sample a variety of gourmet cheeses and answer questions. Music by Huntsville’s premier swing and jazz orchestra Silvery Moon Band will round out the evening! Eat, Drink and Swing away at the Garden. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Members $30, Non-Members $35. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&type=calendar&today=1455861540&viewMoreType=events&typeID=238. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Trivia at the Lumberyard Kiln

Downtown Huntsville Trivia at the Lumberyard Kiln. Compete for prizes. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

An Evening with Vince Gill & Lyle Lovett

Downtown Huntsville Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 16th at 10am.  All seats are reserved for $60 & $72.  Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and all Ticketmaster outlets. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $60 & $72. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Josh Allison Duo

Downtown Huntsville Live music at the Furniture Factory on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Venue/ Attraction: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 8:00 PM – Friday, February 19, 2016, 12:00 AM.

5ive O'Clock Charlie

Music Live music at The Page! Venue/ Attraction: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 9:30 PM – Friday, February 19, 2016, 1:30 AM.

Dave Anderson

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 9:30 PM – Friday, February 19, 2016, 1:30 AM.

Beaks and Barks

Educational & Lecture Cool winter days during January and February are perfect for getting out of the house and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine in the Garden. Walk the trails in the crisp winter air or play a round of fetch with your dog in the five acre "no leash" zone at the back of the Garden. Check out the extension of the Lewis Birding Trail - don't forget your binoculars. Admission is $1/dog; regular fee for humans. The Garden is a Birding Hotspot and is included on the North Alabama Birding Trail Map. Visit the Lewis Birding Trail page for a list of bird species sighted at the Garden, a Birding Trail Map, and a photo gallery of birds photographed in the Garden. Grab your binoculars, head out to the Trail and capture a few sightings of your own. Be part of the global Great Backyard Bird Count and enjoy other birding activities. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=10&start_day=4&start_year=2013&end_month=1&end_day=31&end_year=2014&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=34. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 19, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Celestial Dreams: The Art of Space Jewelry

Educational & Lecture Using precious gems, minerals & metals, artist Kathy Chan interprets the genuine awe of the cosmos and its vibrant oasis, Earth. Born in China, Kathy Chan grew up in Brazil and studied in England before moving to the U.S. A self-taught jewelry artisan, Chan's instincts and talents have reaped numerous accolades including 14 international awards. "The horizon is wide and there are no limits in my mind about what I am able to do" -Kathy Chan This exhibit on display November 15, 2015 – May 15, 2016. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/dreams. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 19, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Science Fiction, Science Future

Museums, Studios & Galleries Move objects with your mind, become invisible, play games with a robot and experience augmented reality! Science Fiction, Science Future brings the science of the future into the present, sending visitors on a unique journey filled with science exploration, curiosity and discovery. Created by the renowned Scitech Discovery Centre in Perth, Australia, Science Fiction, Science Future is a visually compelling exhibition that enables guests to develop a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts of today could become the science reality of tomorrow. Science Fiction, Science Future engages visitors with exciting hands-on and full-body experiences incorporating robots, invisibility, mind control, holograms and augmented reality. In addition, science fiction films and pop-culture references for all ages are featured throughout the exhibition on high impact graphic panels. Visitors engage and enjoy as they learn about the medical technology, communication and transportation of tomorrow in… Cost: Regular Admission Charged. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/09.23.15/science-fiction-science-future. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 19, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Seeds to Sprouts: Delightful Dogs

Educational & Lecture Meet other parents while nature comes alive for you and your little one, ages 2-5, at 10 a.m. on selected Fridays. Enjoy stories, lessons, hands-on activities and guided tours. Enjoy exciting stories, crafts, learning activities, and walks (weather permitting) in the Garden with your little Sprout! Each class explores a different topic to get your little one experiencing nature and all it has to offer. All classes will be in the Anderson Education Center Classroom (the building with the Purdy Butterfly House) so please allow for a few extra minutes to get down there! February 19: Delightful Dogs March 4: On the Construction Site March 11: Up the Beanstalk April 1: Monkey's Adventures Pre-registration is encouraged. You can register below or on the phone at 256-837-4104. $8 for the first child, $5 for each additional sibling in the same family. Parents free with membership or Garden admission. Register Take advantage of our Frequent “Sprouters” Program and earn a free class for every thr… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $8 for the first child, $5 for each additional sibling in the same family. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=16&start_year=2016&end_month=2&end_day=13&end_year=2017&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=classesCamp&typeID=98. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 19, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 19, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Broadway Revue

Performing Arts & Film The night will include dinner and a marvelous musical performance featuring the students of JPII. Reservations required. Cost: $20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 19, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. St. John Paul II Catholic High School 7301 Old Madison Pike Huntsville, AL 35806.

Once Upon a Winter's Night

Performing Arts & Film The Madison Friends of the Library will hold a fairy tale-themed event for all ages with medieval/Renaissance dances, games, puppet show, and the movie “Frozen.” The program is suitable for all ages. For more details, please call 256-461-0046. Venue/ Attraction: Madison Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.hmcpl.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 19, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Winnie The Pooh

Performing Arts & Film Will Kanga give Piglet a bath? Can Winnie the Pooh save the day? Pooh finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, assisted by such friends as Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Christopher Robin. This humorous play is based on the book by A.A. Milne, adapted by Kristin Sergel. Directed by Jessica Alexander. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC ARTS PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $15. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.fantasyplayhouse.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 19, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Live Music: .45 Surprise Trio

Social Events & More Live music at Straight to Ale! Food Truck: Fire and Spice. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 19, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Imagining Racial Justice in the 21st Century

Educational & Lecture Lecture by Dr. Kristie Dotston, Philosophy professor at Michigan State University. Dr. Dotson will be discussing racial justice. This lecture will be in Morton Hall 200 on the UAH campus. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 19, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Mamma Mia! presented by Broadway Theatre League

Performing Arts & Film MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA! Recommended for ages 13 and up. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.broadwaytheatreleague.org/?mainID=&topNav=2&sideNav=&subNav=39&subNav2=&type=shows. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 19, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Plan B

Downtown Huntsville Live music at the Furniture Factory on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Venue/ Attraction: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 19, 2016, 8:00 PM – Saturday, February 20, 2016, 12:00 AM.

Society Cyphers

Social Events & More Society Cyphers are hosted by Kind Society to bring out the creativity and energy of original hip hop. This event is a must see for any artists and fans in the Huntsville area.  All elements of hip hop culture will be in the house, including art, dance, fashion, DJs, and MCs.  Join this diverse crowd of producers, designers, breakers, and rhymers for a night of rhythm and fun every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. All community members are welcome. Located in the First Floor Connector of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 19, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Dr. Whateva at the Lumberyard Kiln

Downtown Huntsville Dr. Whateva at the Lumberyard Kiln. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 19, 2016, 9:00 PM – Saturday, February 20, 2016, 1:00 AM.

Dave Holland and the Bootleggers

Music Live music at The Page! Venue/ Attraction: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, February 19, 2016, 9:30 PM – Saturday, February 20, 2016, 1:30 AM.

Black History at Oakwood University Church

Educational & Lecture Black History Month at Oakwood University Church. February 20, 2016 will feature a program for and about women. See the Oakwood University Church web site. http://www.oucsda.org/. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016. Oakwood University Church 5500 Adventist Blvd NW Huntsville, AL 35896.

Heart for the Homeless Urban Iditarod

Downtown Huntsville A loose parody of a famous Alaska dog sled race, we take the format and mix it up. Replace the dogs with people (you and your friends) and the sleds with shopping carts, add in team themes, costumes, contests and a food and fundraising drive and we get the Heart for the Homeless Urban Iditarod. Hundreds of women, men, teenagers, superheroes, rock bands, Greeks, elephants, tigers, volunteers, and excited philanthropists gather to create this amazingly unique costumed charity shopping cart race of epic proportions — Heart for the Homeless Urban Iditarod. The event consists of 50 teams of 6 heavily-costumed humanoids, raising Food and Funds for the purpose of changing lives of the homeless and hurting in Huntsville, all while racing tricked-out shopping carts through the frigid streets of downtown Huntsville. There’s no event like this anywhere in the South. Onlookers, spectators, and the curious pedestrians can also participate by throwing clothing donations into large laundry carts as they roll by them d… Cost: $25 registration/ Free for Spectators. Event Web Link: www.carts4hearts.tk. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Corner of Monroe & Washington in front of Veterans Memorial Park 200 Monroe St NW, Huntsville, AL 35801.

The Private School Expo

Educational & Lecture Join us at the Hogan Family YMCA for a Private School Expo that features the private schools of Huntsville and Madison Alabama. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1123247064382407/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Hogan Family YMCA 130 Park Square Ln, Madison, Alabama 35758.

Beaks and Barks

Educational & Lecture Cool winter days during January and February are perfect for getting out of the house and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine in the Garden. Walk the trails in the crisp winter air or play a round of fetch with your dog in the five acre "no leash" zone at the back of the Garden. Check out the extension of the Lewis Birding Trail - don't forget your binoculars. Admission is $1/dog; regular fee for humans. The Garden is a Birding Hotspot and is included on the North Alabama Birding Trail Map. Visit the Lewis Birding Trail page for a list of bird species sighted at the Garden, a Birding Trail Map, and a photo gallery of birds photographed in the Garden. Grab your binoculars, head out to the Trail and capture a few sightings of your own. Be part of the global Great Backyard Bird Count and enjoy other birding activities. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=10&start_day=4&start_year=2013&end_month=1&end_day=31&end_year=2014&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=34. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Celestial Dreams: The Art of Space Jewelry

Educational & Lecture Using precious gems, minerals & metals, artist Kathy Chan interprets the genuine awe of the cosmos and its vibrant oasis, Earth. Born in China, Kathy Chan grew up in Brazil and studied in England before moving to the U.S. A self-taught jewelry artisan, Chan's instincts and talents have reaped numerous accolades including 14 international awards. "The horizon is wide and there are no limits in my mind about what I am able to do" -Kathy Chan This exhibit on display November 15, 2015 – May 15, 2016. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/dreams. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Science Fiction, Science Future

Museums, Studios & Galleries Move objects with your mind, become invisible, play games with a robot and experience augmented reality! Science Fiction, Science Future brings the science of the future into the present, sending visitors on a unique journey filled with science exploration, curiosity and discovery. Created by the renowned Scitech Discovery Centre in Perth, Australia, Science Fiction, Science Future is a visually compelling exhibition that enables guests to develop a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts of today could become the science reality of tomorrow. Science Fiction, Science Future engages visitors with exciting hands-on and full-body experiences incorporating robots, invisibility, mind control, holograms and augmented reality. In addition, science fiction films and pop-culture references for all ages are featured throughout the exhibition on high impact graphic panels. Visitors engage and enjoy as they learn about the medical technology, communication and transportation of tomorrow in… Cost: Regular Admission Charged. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/09.23.15/science-fiction-science-future. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Kids Club – Winnie The Pooh Character Meet & Greet Plus Coloring Activity

Downtown Huntsville Characters from Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater Winnie the Pooh cast will join us for a special Kids Club event! Meet and take photos with Winnie’s friends from the play, plus join us for a coloring project, including Winnie the Pooh Word Find and coloring sheets. You can also enter to win two tickets to the show! Venue/ Attraction: Whole Foods Market Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Poetry Workshop with Award Winning Poet Virginia Gilbert

Educational & Lecture Bring pen and paper, get advice on your writing, and gain insight on the current literary and publishing worlds all at the free poetry workshop with award-winning poet Dr. Virginia Gilbert, Alabama A & M's Professor Emerita Director of Creative Writing and a graduate of the Iowa Writers's Workshop. Details on the National League of American Pen Women-Huntsville Branch Facebook page. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. First Christian Church 3209 Whitesburg Dr. Huntsville, Alabama.

Try Hockey for FREE

Sports 1st time players are invited to come out and try out the basics of hockey for FREE. *Open to brand new players ages 4-12 yrs old. *No skating experience necessary *Limited equipment provided * Please pre-register for the program to secure your spot * Walk-ups are welcome * To register visit Nahahockey.org -> playdevelopment center or call 256-883-3689. Venue/ Attraction: Benton H. Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:25 PM.

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, February 20, 2016, 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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Drawing for Beginners

Museums, Studios & Galleries This is the perfect class to get your feet wet to begin your drawing journey, or to progress your skills along a deliberate path. All materials provided, though it is recommended that you get a sketchbook to continue working at home. Students must register in advance. This class is recommended for ages 12 and up. Located in Studio 2028 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. To register, please contact Ann Moeller Steverson at 256-683-3786. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $60. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Woodworking Class: Fundamentals of Sharpening

Educational & Lecture Sharpening is a fundamental woodworking skill that is often overlooked. Mastering this skill can mean the difference between woodworking drudgery and enjoyment. By keeping your tools sharp not only will your results improve, but you will work easier and safer! This lecture and practice class covers sharpening theory, equipment, and methods. Students will construct an inexpensive jig for use in their shop, and practice putting an edge on one of their own tools to see just how easy it really is. Located in J. Leko’s Studi0 204 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Students must register in advance by contacting J. Leko at (256) 714-0742. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $25. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Winnie The Pooh

Performing Arts & Film Will Kanga give Piglet a bath? Can Winnie the Pooh save the day? Pooh finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, assisted by such friends as Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Christopher Robin. This humorous play is based on the book by A.A. Milne, adapted by Kristin Sergel. Directed by Jessica Alexander. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC ARTS PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $15. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.fantasyplayhouse.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Mamma Mia! presented by Broadway Theatre League

Performing Arts & Film MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA! Recommended for ages 13 and up. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.broadwaytheatreleague.org/?mainID=&topNav=2&sideNav=&subNav=39&subNav2=&type=shows. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Sista Talk

Educational & Lecture Empower--"Sista Talk" is a motivational panel discussion on issues surrounding women--faith, education, relationships, business, and more. Join the conversation. Hosts: Kenny Anderson. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Oakwood University Church 5500 Adventist Blvd NW Huntsville, AL 35896.

Winnie The Pooh

Performing Arts & Film Will Kanga give Piglet a bath? Can Winnie the Pooh save the day? Pooh finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, assisted by such friends as Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Christopher Robin. This humorous play is based on the book by A.A. Milne, adapted by Kristin Sergel. Directed by Jessica Alexander. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC ARTS PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $15. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.fantasyplayhouse.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Broadway Revue

Performing Arts & Film The night will include dinner and a marvelous musical performance featuring the students of JPII. Reservations required. Cost: $20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. St. John Paul II Catholic High School 7301 Old Madison Pike Huntsville, AL 35806.

Kid's Night Out

Kids 4 hours of fun for children ages 4-12 years old every third Saturday from 6-10 PM. The cost is only $10 per child and includes a pizza dinner. Kids will participate in fun and games, swimming, and crafts. Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hogan Family YMCA 130 Park Square Ln. Madison, AL 35758.

Huntsville Ballet Company's Birthday Celebration

Social Events & More It's a party in one of Huntsville's coolest venues! Join the Huntsville Ballet and its umbrella organization the Community Ballet Association at Yellowhammer Brewery as they celebrate over 50 years as a part of Huntsville's Art scene and toast the many volunteers who make their mission a success! There is no charge for this event. Donations are welcome. Venue/ Attraction: Yellowhammer Brewing. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

80s Dance Party to Benefit AFK Cat Rescue

Fundraisers 80s Dance Party! Food, silent auction, prizes for best 80s outfit and best 80s dance move! Tix available at door or in advance at Goin to the Dogs Pet Supply (814 Wellman Ave) or at www.facebook.com/AFKCat/. All proceeds benefit AFK Cat Rescue, a 501c3 organization. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at door. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

A# Sharpe Charade Costume Party

Social Events & More Huntsville's premier Costume Party with hot Latin beats of Mambo Gris Gris is around the corner! Anything goes! Create a costume & become who you wish for a fun evening at historic Lowe Mill. Dance Rocket City will offer dance lessons, & there will be musical guest appearances. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres along with complimentary beer, wine, & beverages. For 21 & up, the $30 admission ($35 at the door) benefits Huntsville Community Chorus. Visit Fig Leaf Costumes--10% discount for HCCA friends. Tickets available online at www.thechorus.org. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $30 in Advance; $35 at the Door. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Mamma Mia! presented by Broadway Theatre League

Performing Arts & Film MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA! Recommended for ages 13 and up. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.broadwaytheatreleague.org/?mainID=&topNav=2&sideNav=&subNav=39&subNav2=&type=shows. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Big Daddy Kingfish Trio

Downtown Huntsville Live music at the Furniture Factory on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Venue/ Attraction: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:00 PM – Sunday, February 21, 2016, 12:00 AM.

The Vegabonds feat. Five O' Clock Charlie at Humphrey's

Music Live music at Humphrey's! Venue/ Attraction: Humphreys Bar and Grill. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:30 PM.

Gus Hergert & the Steady Rollers at the Lumberyard Kiln

Downtown Huntsville Gus Hergert & the Steady Rollers live at the Lumberyard Kiln. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9:00 PM – Sunday, February 21, 2016, 1:00 AM.

Black Label

Music Live music at The Page! Venue/ Attraction: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9:30 PM – Sunday, February 21, 2016, 1:30 AM.

Celestial Dreams: The Art of Space Jewelry

Educational & Lecture Using precious gems, minerals & metals, artist Kathy Chan interprets the genuine awe of the cosmos and its vibrant oasis, Earth. Born in China, Kathy Chan grew up in Brazil and studied in England before moving to the U.S. A self-taught jewelry artisan, Chan's instincts and talents have reaped numerous accolades including 14 international awards. "The horizon is wide and there are no limits in my mind about what I am able to do" -Kathy Chan This exhibit on display November 15, 2015 – May 15, 2016. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/dreams. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Science Fiction, Science Future

Museums, Studios & Galleries Move objects with your mind, become invisible, play games with a robot and experience augmented reality! Science Fiction, Science Future brings the science of the future into the present, sending visitors on a unique journey filled with science exploration, curiosity and discovery. Created by the renowned Scitech Discovery Centre in Perth, Australia, Science Fiction, Science Future is a visually compelling exhibition that enables guests to develop a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts of today could become the science reality of tomorrow. Science Fiction, Science Future engages visitors with exciting hands-on and full-body experiences incorporating robots, invisibility, mind control, holograms and augmented reality. In addition, science fiction films and pop-culture references for all ages are featured throughout the exhibition on high impact graphic panels. Visitors engage and enjoy as they learn about the medical technology, communication and transportation of tomorrow in… Cost: Regular Admission Charged. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/09.23.15/science-fiction-science-future. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Beaks and Barks

Educational & Lecture Cool winter days during January and February are perfect for getting out of the house and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine in the Garden. Walk the trails in the crisp winter air or play a round of fetch with your dog in the five acre "no leash" zone at the back of the Garden. Check out the extension of the Lewis Birding Trail - don't forget your binoculars. Admission is $1/dog; regular fee for humans. The Garden is a Birding Hotspot and is included on the North Alabama Birding Trail Map. Visit the Lewis Birding Trail page for a list of bird species sighted at the Garden, a Birding Trail Map, and a photo gallery of birds photographed in the Garden. Grab your binoculars, head out to the Trail and capture a few sightings of your own. Be part of the global Great Backyard Bird Count and enjoy other birding activities. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=10&start_day=4&start_year=2013&end_month=1&end_day=31&end_year=2014&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=34. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Winnie The Pooh

Performing Arts & Film Will Kanga give Piglet a bath? Can Winnie the Pooh save the day? Pooh finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, assisted by such friends as Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Christopher Robin. This humorous play is based on the book by A.A. Milne, adapted by Kristin Sergel. Directed by Jessica Alexander. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC ARTS PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $15. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.fantasyplayhouse.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Step It Up Dancers

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join Anne Sentell and her Step it up Dancers for rousing jigs, reels and toe-tapping fun! Join them for great exercise and balance-strengthening with this high-stepping group. Everyone is welcome to join in because they can teach you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: included with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Mamma Mia! presented by Broadway Theatre League

Performing Arts & Film MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA! Recommended for ages 13 and up. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.broadwaytheatreleague.org/?mainID=&topNav=2&sideNav=&subNav=39&subNav2=&type=shows. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Grab Hold of Your Child's Heart Health & Fitness Fair

Health & Wellness Grab Hold of Your Child's Heart Health & Fitness Fair. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Physique Alterations Fitness Studio 575 Moontown Rd Huntsville, AL 35811.

Winnie The Pooh

Performing Arts & Film Will Kanga give Piglet a bath? Can Winnie the Pooh save the day? Pooh finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, assisted by such friends as Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Christopher Robin. This humorous play is based on the book by A.A. Milne, adapted by Kristin Sergel. Directed by Jessica Alexander. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC ARTS PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $15. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.fantasyplayhouse.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Mamma Mia! presented by Broadway Theatre League

Performing Arts & Film MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA! Recommended for ages 13 and up. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.broadwaytheatreleague.org/?mainID=&topNav=2&sideNav=&subNav=39&subNav2=&type=shows. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Beaks and Barks

Educational & Lecture Cool winter days during January and February are perfect for getting out of the house and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine in the Garden. Walk the trails in the crisp winter air or play a round of fetch with your dog in the five acre "no leash" zone at the back of the Garden. Check out the extension of the Lewis Birding Trail - don't forget your binoculars. Admission is $1/dog; regular fee for humans. The Garden is a Birding Hotspot and is included on the North Alabama Birding Trail Map. Visit the Lewis Birding Trail page for a list of bird species sighted at the Garden, a Birding Trail Map, and a photo gallery of birds photographed in the Garden. Grab your binoculars, head out to the Trail and capture a few sightings of your own. Be part of the global Great Backyard Bird Count and enjoy other birding activities. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=10&start_day=4&start_year=2013&end_month=1&end_day=31&end_year=2014&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=34. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, February 22, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Celestial Dreams: The Art of Space Jewelry

Educational & Lecture Using precious gems, minerals & metals, artist Kathy Chan interprets the genuine awe of the cosmos and its vibrant oasis, Earth. Born in China, Kathy Chan grew up in Brazil and studied in England before moving to the U.S. A self-taught jewelry artisan, Chan's instincts and talents have reaped numerous accolades including 14 international awards. "The horizon is wide and there are no limits in my mind about what I am able to do" -Kathy Chan This exhibit on display November 15, 2015 – May 15, 2016. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/dreams. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, February 22, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Science Fiction, Science Future

Museums, Studios & Galleries Move objects with your mind, become invisible, play games with a robot and experience augmented reality! Science Fiction, Science Future brings the science of the future into the present, sending visitors on a unique journey filled with science exploration, curiosity and discovery. Created by the renowned Scitech Discovery Centre in Perth, Australia, Science Fiction, Science Future is a visually compelling exhibition that enables guests to develop a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts of today could become the science reality of tomorrow. Science Fiction, Science Future engages visitors with exciting hands-on and full-body experiences incorporating robots, invisibility, mind control, holograms and augmented reality. In addition, science fiction films and pop-culture references for all ages are featured throughout the exhibition on high impact graphic panels. Visitors engage and enjoy as they learn about the medical technology, communication and transportation of tomorrow in… Cost: Regular Admission Charged. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/09.23.15/science-fiction-science-future. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, February 22, 2016, 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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Monday, February 22, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Gluten Free Whole Foods Market Tour

Downtown Huntsville Tour America’s Healthiest Grocery store with Kathy from Babbitts Inc. and learn how to live gluten free! Kathy has been living gluten free for 10 years and is familiar with the struggles that people face every day trying to avoid wheat and other foods containing gluten. She is a classically trained chef, has owned and managed restaurants and understands the importance of eating well. Kathy will show you what to look for on labels and in the ingredients listed on the package. You will also learn about safe foods that can replace some of your favorite foods that you can no longer eat. You’ll take home information on healthy eating and gluten free products available at Whole Foods Market Huntsville. Venue/ Attraction: Whole Foods Market Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, February 22, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Monday, February 22, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

After School Drawing & Oil Painting

Educational & Lecture Experienced instructor Ann Steverson offers individualized ongoing classical drawing and painting lessons in a variety of traditional media. This class is recommended for students ages 9 to 18. Pre-registration required. The $90 admission applies to a month of classes, but partial months can be prorated. Located in Protégé Studio 2028 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. To register, please contact Ann at protege.ann@gmail.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $90 admission per month. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, February 22, 2016, 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM.

Josh Allison

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, February 22, 2016, 9:30 PM – Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 1:30 AM.

Alabama Day on the Hill

Social Events & More At this year's 2016 Day on the Hill, we will be asking our Alabama representatives to create a task force to develop legislation based on the Alabama Alzheimer's State Plan. Join us in our effort to garner support from our Alabama legislature for this monumental stride towards a difference in the support for all those affected by this devastating disease. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Alzheimer's Association 117A Longwood Dr. SE Huntsville, AL 35801.

C4 Cornerstone Conference for Community Compassion (better together)

Fundraisers Creating Collaborative Actions for social and Economic Justice through Community Compassion. Venue/ Attraction: Jackson Center. Cost: $99 includes lunch Buffet Luncheon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Beaks and Barks

Educational & Lecture Cool winter days during January and February are perfect for getting out of the house and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine in the Garden. Walk the trails in the crisp winter air or play a round of fetch with your dog in the five acre "no leash" zone at the back of the Garden. Check out the extension of the Lewis Birding Trail - don't forget your binoculars. Admission is $1/dog; regular fee for humans. The Garden is a Birding Hotspot and is included on the North Alabama Birding Trail Map. Visit the Lewis Birding Trail page for a list of bird species sighted at the Garden, a Birding Trail Map, and a photo gallery of birds photographed in the Garden. Grab your binoculars, head out to the Trail and capture a few sightings of your own. Be part of the global Great Backyard Bird Count and enjoy other birding activities. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=10&start_day=4&start_year=2013&end_month=1&end_day=31&end_year=2014&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=34. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Celestial Dreams: The Art of Space Jewelry

Educational & Lecture Using precious gems, minerals & metals, artist Kathy Chan interprets the genuine awe of the cosmos and its vibrant oasis, Earth. Born in China, Kathy Chan grew up in Brazil and studied in England before moving to the U.S. A self-taught jewelry artisan, Chan's instincts and talents have reaped numerous accolades including 14 international awards. "The horizon is wide and there are no limits in my mind about what I am able to do" -Kathy Chan This exhibit on display November 15, 2015 – May 15, 2016. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/dreams. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Science Fiction, Science Future

Museums, Studios & Galleries Move objects with your mind, become invisible, play games with a robot and experience augmented reality! Science Fiction, Science Future brings the science of the future into the present, sending visitors on a unique journey filled with science exploration, curiosity and discovery. Created by the renowned Scitech Discovery Centre in Perth, Australia, Science Fiction, Science Future is a visually compelling exhibition that enables guests to develop a deeper understanding of how science fiction ideas and concepts of today could become the science reality of tomorrow. Science Fiction, Science Future engages visitors with exciting hands-on and full-body experiences incorporating robots, invisibility, mind control, holograms and augmented reality. In addition, science fiction films and pop-culture references for all ages are featured throughout the exhibition on high impact graphic panels. Visitors engage and enjoy as they learn about the medical technology, communication and transportation of tomorrow in… Cost: Regular Admission Charged. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/09.23.15/science-fiction-science-future. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Stephen Fite Children's Concert

Downtown Huntsville Tickets for the 2015 - 2016 Stephen's Ocean Adventure Concert Tour are $6.00 each for groups of 5 or more, $7.00 each for 4 or less, and must be reserved by phone at 800-234-9228, Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST. Please do not wait to collect your money before reserving as these shows fill up quickly. Your money is not due until 30 days from the date of the concert. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $6-7. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Knitty Gritty

Educational & Lecture Join us in the church on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 2:00-4:00 pm to knit, crochet and macramé.  This will be a delightful time to share our fiber projects for the Whimsical Woolly Woods.  This is for the novice and the experienced and all those in between. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tuesdays at 2

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us in the Historic Park to learn about Crochet and crewel stitching. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: included with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Poetry Writing Workshop

Educational & Lecture Always meets the fourth Tuesday of the month. For more information: 256-533-6516. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 3:00 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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Go Kids-Nutrition and Exercise Program for Kids

Kids The place for FITTER, HEALTHIER FOOD-WISE kids is a hop, skip & a jump away. Go! Kids is a FREE exercise and nutrition education program that will get your KIDS MOVING in the right way toward making healthier choices about what they EAT and how they PLAY. YMCA MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED! Kids age 7-12 meet in one-hour sessions Twice per week for 8 weeks. Program Starts February 23rd and runs thru April 21st. Kids meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening with a trainer from 5p-6p. A YMCA Community Youth Health Initiative. Provided through funding from the Alabama Department of Education and the Alabama State Alliance of YMCAs. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.ymcahuntsville.org/wellness-at-southeast-family-ymca. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Southeast Family YMCA 1000 Weatherly Road.

Applying Design Principles and Elements

Educational & Lecture You will focus on developing advanced color schemes and combining patterns in upholstery, drapery and rugs. Learn to identify different types of fabrics, their serviceability, functions, and interior application and how to combine textures, patterns and formality of fabrics. We will discuss interior materials such as moldings, different window types and coverings such as drapery designs. Learn to define exterior color in line with residential exterior styles. Participate in a field trip to a lighting store to learn the correct application and functions of lighting in your home. Enjoy a second field trip to view a wide variety of oriental rugs and learn about their origins. Apply basic interior design principles in a hands-on project. Prerequisite: Building a Foundation in Interior Design January 12 - March 15, 2016 | Tuesdays | 5:30 - 8:00 pm For more information, visit PCS.uah.edu/ID or call 256.824.6015. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville. Cost: $395. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Paint Your Own Bowl Class

Educational & Lecture Join Wildcat and Clay for the one and only Paint Your Own Bowl Class Feb. 23rd at Craft inside Liquor Express! This class will allow you to glaze a hand-made bowl by one of our resident artists and enjoy a flight of your choice from our tap wall with 105 different types of beer and wine. Your instructors will guide and assist you in painting a bowl that you will be able to admire and use for years to come! Tickets are $45 and class starts at 6 Show up early to get settled and order your flight! Cost: $45. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Liquor Express 1812 University Dr NW Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

Game Night

Social Events & More Bring your friends and your favorite game enjoy beer and board games at Straight to Ale. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Trivia Tuesdays at Whole Foods Market

Downtown Huntsville Meet us every Tuesday in Spazio Pizza & Taps for free trivia night! You can play individually or as a team, with the winning teams or individuals receiving a Whole Foods Market gift card. There will also be Whole Foods goodies for the 2nd and 3rd place teams. All participants will receive $1 off pints! Venue/ Attraction: Whole Foods Market Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

West Coast Swing Dance

Social Events & More If you can walk, you can dance! Rocket Westies are offering west coast swing beginner and intermediate dance classes from 7 PM to 8 PM, followed by open dancing until 10 PM. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just got out of your first beginner class, you’ll have a wonderful time. Know a song you really enjoy dancing to? Feel free to make a request! Located at the Flying Monkey Theatre. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Havoc vs Mississippi RiverKings

Sports Single Game Tickets: Gold - $25; Silver - $15; General Admission - $12. Purchase single game tickets from the VBC Box Office or www.ticketmaster.com. For groups of 10 tickets or more contact Cline Thompson at 256-518-6163. Sport Team Name: Huntsville Havoc. Cost: $12-25. Event Web Link: http://huntsvillehavoc.pointstreaksites.com/view/huntsvillehavoc. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

An Evening with The Motet

Social Events & More Hailing from Colorado, the Motet is a world-class improvisational funk band that has dedicated more than a decade to the healing powers of funky dance music. Although the early years of the band saw a constantly revolving cast of musicians, the most recent incarnation has been touring the country for the last several years developing a new and unique style with roots in funk, afrobeat, disco, electronic music, and soul. This new Motet has quickly gained a reputation for throwing infectious dance parties everywhere they go, creating a deep rapport between band and audience. Come get down with them for their first time ever in Rocket City! Located in the First Floor Connector of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $20. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 8:00 PM – Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 12:00 AM.

An Evening w/ The Motet

Music Hailing from Colorado, the Motet is a world-class improvisational funk band that has dedicated more than a decade to the healing powers of funky dance music. Although the early years of the band saw a constantly revolving cast of musicians, the most recent incarnation has been touring the country for the last several years developing a new and unique style with roots in funk, afrobeat, disco, electronic music, and soul. This new Motet has quickly gained a reputation for throwing infectious dance parties everywhere they go, creating a deep rapport between band and audience. Come get down with them for their first time ever in Rocket City! Local Support from the funky time travelers Seeds?! No ticket sales at the door. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Open to all ages. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $20 in advance. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM.

Chelvis and the Bean

Music Live music at The Page! Venue/ Attraction: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 1:30 AM.

O'Dell Johnson Duo

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 1:30 AM.