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Celebrating Our Own: Huntsville Women Artists

Downtown Huntsville May 2 – July 26, 2015 This invitational group exhibition showcases the exciting work being created by women artists living in the Huntsville area today. Celebrating Our Own will feature established and emerging artists working in a diverse range of styles and media. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 22, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks In the Garden

Kids www.seankenney.com. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 22, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvbg.org.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Once again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. Saturday, March 21-September 21. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Friday, May 22, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admission. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Friday, May 22, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

The Gardens of London Tour!

Educational & Lecture Friday May 15, 2015 - Friday May 22, 2015: The Garden has partnered with Cruise-One, an agency owned by Huntsville resident Fred McBride, and Collette, a world-wide escorted tour operator, to bring us an 8-day tour beginning May 15, 2015, of The Gardens of London featuring the 101st opening of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show. In addition to the Flower Show, we will enjoy a tour of the city of London viewing Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and Westminster Abby. We will also visit the wonderful gardens of Hampton Court Palace, the Royal Botanic gardens at Kew, and the Savill Garden at Wisley. For additional information please visit http://cf.gocollette.com/link/621554, or contact Fred McBride, 256-722-2764. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=8&start_day=13&start_year=2014&end_month=6&end_day=10&end_year=2015&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=258. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 22, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvbg.org.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

Museums, Studios & Galleries Encounters: Dori DeCamillis February 28 – June 14, 2015 The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on a recent series of imaginary self-portraits by Birmingham painter Dori DeCamillis. Each work depicts a character in a private mythology designed to personify an individual piece of the artist’s personality, shedding light on her own foibles, aspirations, and secrets. The portraits also reveal human attributes that are universal. DeCamillis uses animals to symbolize various aspects of her personality, taking her cue from the many cultures and religions around the world in which animals represent ideas, deities and demons, and human traits. The titles of the works come from the sonnets of Shakespeare. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 af… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 22, 2015.

John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr.

Museums, Studios & Galleries John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr. March 22 – June 28, 2015 In the early 1840s, renowned naturalist and painter John James Audubon decided to paint the animals of North America. Having achieved worldwide fame with his Birds of North America, he joined with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon, and Dr. John Bachman of Charleston to document the region’s quadrupeds. Like his birds, his quadrupeds are still considered the finest prints of their kind published in America. He eventually produced 150 folio drawings, hand colored and printed by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia. This exhibition presents approximately 25 original Audubon prints, lent from a major private collector of the artist’s work. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 22, 2015.

The Robot Zoo

Kids The Robot Zoo Visitors explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work, thanks to a touring exhibit, "The Robot Zoo." The 5,000-square-foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall. Cutaways expose the animals' insides as a host of easily recognizable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, that demonstrate what makes animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to the mechanic counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fan… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Friday, May 22, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 22, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Great Books Discussion: The Beast in the Jungle

Educational & Lecture The books you should have read, but never did! The Great Books Discussion Group is open to any adult who is interested in reading and discussing great books (mostly classics).We read one book every month, agreed upon by the group. We then meet on the 4th Friday of that month to discuss. Discussions are led by select members, each meeting.Our May book is: The Beast in the Jungle by Henry JamesAll are welcome to join, even if you have not read the book! If you have any questions, please email: asprogramming@hmcpl.org A&B Meeting Room. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 22, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

School is OUT Painting Party & BBQ Social

Social Events & More Come and relax, paint, eat, drink, and socialize! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $35. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 22, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Deering and Down Concert on the Dock

Music Come on down to Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment for Concerts on the Dock – our free eclectic Friday night concert series! It is a family and pet friendly event so bring your dogs on leashes, lawn chairs, picnics, dancing shoes and hula hoops. This week Deering and Down are coming to the dock from Memphis, TN. As fate would have it, Canadian born chanteuse Lahna Deering found her way up North to Alaska, where she met and befriended rock and roll journeyman Rev Neil Down. The merging of Deering’s strong belt-it-out voice, and Down’s “left of center” guitar playing was just the beginning of their creative kinship. Together their music fuses a smoky Memphis flavor cast in a glow of shimmering northern light. Concerts on the Dock are always FREE but we collect a $2.00 suggested donation for parking. Please carpool! Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Event Web Link: http://www.lowemill.net/concerts-on-the-dock/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 22, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. For more info visit www.lowemill.net.

Parent's Night Out!

Kids Do you need a date night, or just some quiet time at home? 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! Ages Potty-trained to 12! We have this event the 4th Friday of every month. Venue/ Attraction: Pump It Up. Cost: $20+tax/child, $15+tax/sibling. Event Web Link: http://pumpitupparty.com/events-and-activities/huntsville-al. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 22, 2015, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

The Trainwrecks

Music Nightlife Venue: Blue Pants Brewery. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 22, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Biloxi Shuckers vs Birmingham

Sports Venue/ Attraction: Joe Davis Stadium. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 22, 2015, 7:10 PM – 9:10 PM.

City Lights and Stars featuring Mambo Gris Gris

Music City Lights and Stars continues with local Latin favorite Mambo Gris Gris sponsored by Jerry Damson Honda Acura. More information and tickets coming soon. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/city-lights-and-stars-featuring-mambo-gris-gris. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 22, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Epic Comedy Hour presented by Flying Monkey Arts

Performing Arts & Film Epic Comedy has been bringing the best in regional comedy to the Flying monkey Theatre for over three years, their 4th-anniversary show is in July! This month guests include Kristi Snyder, Matt Ware, Shane Rhyne, Yedoye Travis, Matt Chadourne, Tyler Sonnichsen, Daniel Carrillo and Zack de la Cruz. The evening will be hosted by Tim Kelly. This event is rated: R. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $8. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 22, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Chad Bradford

Music Nightlife Venue: Jefferson Street Pub. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 22, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Travis Posey Trio & Duane Walker

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 22, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, May 23, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Crush

Music Nightlife Venue: LeeAnn's. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 22, 2015, 9:00 PM – Saturday, May 23, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Them Damn Dogs

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 22, 2015, 9:00 PM – Saturday, May 23, 2015, 12:00 AM.

King's Haze

Music Nightlife Venue: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 22, 2015, 9:30 PM – Saturday, May 23, 2015, 12:30 AM.

Old School and Blues 19th Annual Festival

Music Gates open at 11am. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly Juvenile Chante Moore Also starring... Willie Clayton, Mel Waiters, Jack Radics, Microwave Dave, John Boy & The Surround Sound, Poka Jones, KSS, Tam Tam, FeFe, Simply Wynn, Billy Allen AND MORE!!! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015. Huntsville Dragway 502 Quarter Mountain Rd. Harvest AL.

Celebrating Our Own: Huntsville Women Artists

Downtown Huntsville May 2 – July 26, 2015 This invitational group exhibition showcases the exciting work being created by women artists living in the Huntsville area today. Celebrating Our Own will feature established and emerging artists working in a diverse range of styles and media. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks In the Garden

Kids www.seankenney.com. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvbg.org.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Once again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. Saturday, March 21-September 21. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Saturday, May 23, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admission. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Saturday, May 23, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

Museums, Studios & Galleries Encounters: Dori DeCamillis February 28 – June 14, 2015 The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on a recent series of imaginary self-portraits by Birmingham painter Dori DeCamillis. Each work depicts a character in a private mythology designed to personify an individual piece of the artist’s personality, shedding light on her own foibles, aspirations, and secrets. The portraits also reveal human attributes that are universal. DeCamillis uses animals to symbolize various aspects of her personality, taking her cue from the many cultures and religions around the world in which animals represent ideas, deities and demons, and human traits. The titles of the works come from the sonnets of Shakespeare. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 af… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015.

John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr.

Museums, Studios & Galleries John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr. March 22 – June 28, 2015 In the early 1840s, renowned naturalist and painter John James Audubon decided to paint the animals of North America. Having achieved worldwide fame with his Birds of North America, he joined with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon, and Dr. John Bachman of Charleston to document the region’s quadrupeds. Like his birds, his quadrupeds are still considered the finest prints of their kind published in America. He eventually produced 150 folio drawings, hand colored and printed by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia. This exhibition presents approximately 25 original Audubon prints, lent from a major private collector of the artist’s work. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015.

Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic

Outdoor Activities & Festivals 60 hot air balloons launching at 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.. both days. Arts and crafts, antique tractors and classic cars (Saturday only), tethered balloon rides, Sunday night fireworks, live entertainment. All balloon events are weather dependent. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: None. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 6:30 AM – 10:00 PM. Point Mallard Park 2901 Point Mallard Drive SE Decatur, Alabama 35601.

Mt. Gap 5K

Sports Chris Sucic: csucic@aol.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Huntsville, AL.

Madison City Farmers Market

Healthy Huntsville Join us for the 2015 season of the Madison City Farmers Market, Saturdays April 11 - November 21. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 11 - September 26 and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. October 3 - November 21. Fresh produce, handmade treasures, and local live music featured each week. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Trinity Baptist Church 1088 Hughes Road Madison, AL 35758.

2nd Annual Grizzly 5K/Fun Run

Fundraisers 2nd Annual Grizzly 5k/Fun Run Wellness Fair Saturday May 23rd, 2015 Hosted by the Mountain Gap PTA Help us promote health and wellness in the local community by participating! Come check out what local businesses have to offer to help you live a healthier lifestyle. - Wellness Fair open 8am until 11am - 5k starts at 8:30am with awards at 9:30 - Fun Run starts at 10am - Awards at 11:00am Packet Pickup: Friday, May 22nd 4-7pm @ Fleet Feet or on race day from 7:45 - 8:15am. Race Location: Mountain Gap School 801 Mountain Gap Road Huntsville, AL 35803 Please park in the lower campus parking lot on Versailles Dr. Look for signs. Register online at http://www.imathlete.com/events/mgs5k Use discount code MGS5K to save $3 on registration. Cost: $7.50-$20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Mountain Gap School 821 Mountain Gap Road Huntsville, AL 35803.

Bank Street Players announces auditions for "Oklahoma!"

Performing Arts & Film Synopsis: The classic musical about the territory that's gonna be a "brand new state". People may say Curly and Laurie are in love, but it takes two acts and some of the greatest songs ever written for Broadway to make that happen. The misanthropic Judd looms dangerously in the way while the antics of the peddler Ali Hakim, the hopelessly flirtatious Ado Annie, and her hapless cowpoke boyfriend Will provide hilarious romances as well. Directed By: Carol Puckett, Musical Direction by Lauren Salerno Cast Requirements: A large cast of cowboys, farmers, family and friends is needed. Major roles include (age ranges are intentionally vague; can you act these ages?) Be Prepared: cold readings from the script. Be prepared to sing a few bars of a song that demonstrates your range. No accompanist will be available, so either bring your own (non-vocal) CD with music, accompany yourself, or sing a capella Contact: carolpuckett@hotmail.com, laurencantrellsalerno@gmail.com or call (256) 318-3265. Show Dates:… Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Fort Decatur Recreation Center 610 4th Ave SE Decatur, AL 35601.

The Robot Zoo

Kids The Robot Zoo Visitors explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work, thanks to a touring exhibit, "The Robot Zoo." The 5,000-square-foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall. Cutaways expose the animals' insides as a host of easily recognizable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, that demonstrate what makes animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to the mechanic counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fan… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Spark Lab!

Educational & Lecture Spark Lab at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is a Smithsonian-sponsored activity geared toward pre-K students. Join us for sessions in the main museum scheduled regularly Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each week. Spark Lab includes hands-on physical science-themed interactive activities. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

2015 “Spring Burst” Guided Hike Series - Wildflower Stroll on Rainbow Mountain in Madison

Health & Wellness (2-3 hours / Moderate to difficult, app. 3 miles) Doug Horacek leads this slow mountain stroll includes stops to learn more about the wildflowers and a visit to famous Balance Rock.  We’ll be watching for Carolina Larkspur. Directions: West on Hwy. 72 (University Drive); turn left onto Hughes Road (in Madison) then left onto Thomas Drive.  Left onto Concord and then right onto Stoneway Trail. At T-intersection at top of the mountain, turn right and follow Stoneway Trail to the parking lot just south of water tower. ~Google Map: 201 Stoneway Trail ~. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: http://landtrustnal.org/spring-guided-hikes-series/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. 201 Stoneway Trail Madison, AL 35758. For more info visit landtrustnal.org.

Creative Construction Class

Kids Anderson Education Center Classroom For children aged 6-9 Taught by Misty Hertzig. Class size is limited. Children: Members $15, Non-members $20. Registration required. Click here to register For more information email mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=5&start_day=10&start_year=2015&end_month=6&end_day=31&end_year=2015&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=classesCamp&typeID=225. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

New Earth Festivals

Social Events & More New Earth Festivals is a fun family friendly festival that brings together the community. It teaches and inspires about holistic and the metaphysical world. A very fun event to open minds, learn, and have fun. Psychics, books, rocks and gems, candles, spirit drawings, healers, free lectures, and much much more.. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Bevill Conference Center. Cost: $5, 16 and under free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

Spring Fling Arts and Crafts Festival

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Spring Fling Arts and Crafts Festival at Whistle Hollow Farm, Ardmore, TN. May 23, 10am-3pm. Outside event. Free to the public. VENDORS Must supply your own tent. $30 fee, $40 with electricity. Rain date-May 30th. Looking for CRAFT Vendors only-No Direct Sales. Please call for more details or for application. And yes there will be entertainment, Homemade Fried Pies. Mark your calendars!! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Whistle Hollow Farm Event and Wedding Venue 701 Lofton Hall Road Ardmore, TN 38449.

Super Saturday in the Park - Pilates

Healthy Huntsville Pilates with Audrey - Audrey Fafard Big Spring Park EAST  (near the rock fountain) Every Saturday from May 16 through August 29 Rain location: Pavilion in front of Huntsville Utilities entrance. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Luau for a Cause

Fundraisers Hazel Green Volunteer Fire Rescue and Life South are pairing up to bring you "Luau for a Cause" a combination blood drive and Hawaiian themed carnival. We will have games, contests, food and displays from emergency services around our area, including a helicopter landing from MedFlight. Location: Flint River Baptist Church on HWY 231/431 N. in Hazel Green, Alabama. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Flint River Baptist Church HWY 231/431 N. Hazel Green, Alabama.

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, May 23, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville Route.

Straight to Ale Brewery Tour

Downtown Huntsville Learn about the brewing process and machinery of a local brewery! Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Brewery: Straight to Ale. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Creative Construction Class

Kids Anderson Education Center Classroom For children ages 10-14 Taught by Soozi Pline Class size is limited. Members $15, Non-members $20. Registration required. Questions? Contact Soozi Pline, 256-837-4344 or spline@hsvbg.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=5&start_day=10&start_year=2015&end_month=6&end_day=31&end_year=2015&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=classesCamp&typeID=226. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Meet the Author: Kim Cross

Educational & Lecture Author Kim Cross, who is an editor-at-large at Southern Living Magazine, will be in house to discuss her acclaimed new book What Stands in a Storm, which is about the April 2011 tornado superstorm that devastated this town and so many others. She will also sell and sign the books. Auditorium. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Homebrew Fest

Social Events & More $10, includes commemorative tasting glass (tasting tickets sold separately) Live Music by Divide By Zero and Bucked Up Come try brews from lots of local home brewers and vote for your favorite. Food Truck: Chuck Truk. Cost: $10. Nightlife Venue: Straight to Ale. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Biloxi Shuckers vs Birmingham

Sports Venue/ Attraction: Joe Davis Stadium. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 7:10 PM – 9:10 PM.

VBAS Planetarium show

Educational & Lecture @ the Planetarium at Monte Sano State Park Admission is $5 for Adults, $3 for Students, and free for children under 6, as well as VBAS members. Weather permitting, you will have the opportunity to look at some of the wonders of the universe our telescopes following the planetarium program with the help of our experienced and knowledgeable observing crew. Cost: $5 for Adult, $3 for students, free for children under 6. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Monte Sano State Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Tom Perkins

Music Nightlife Venue: Jefferson Street Pub. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

FD/DC & Christian Lee

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 8:00 PM – Sunday, May 24, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Sweet Root

Music Nightlife Venue: LeeAnn's. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 9:00 PM – Sunday, May 24, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Dashboard Rose

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 9:00 PM – Sunday, May 24, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Jacob Stieful Band

Music Nightlife Venue: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 9:30 PM – Sunday, May 24, 2015, 12:30 AM.

Celebrating Our Own: Huntsville Women Artists

Downtown Huntsville May 2 – July 26, 2015 This invitational group exhibition showcases the exciting work being created by women artists living in the Huntsville area today. Celebrating Our Own will feature established and emerging artists working in a diverse range of styles and media. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 24, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks In the Garden

Kids www.seankenney.com. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 24, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvbg.org.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Once again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. Saturday, March 21-September 21. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Sunday, May 24, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admission. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Sunday, May 24, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

Museums, Studios & Galleries Encounters: Dori DeCamillis February 28 – June 14, 2015 The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on a recent series of imaginary self-portraits by Birmingham painter Dori DeCamillis. Each work depicts a character in a private mythology designed to personify an individual piece of the artist’s personality, shedding light on her own foibles, aspirations, and secrets. The portraits also reveal human attributes that are universal. DeCamillis uses animals to symbolize various aspects of her personality, taking her cue from the many cultures and religions around the world in which animals represent ideas, deities and demons, and human traits. The titles of the works come from the sonnets of Shakespeare. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 af… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 24, 2015.

John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr.

Museums, Studios & Galleries John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr. March 22 – June 28, 2015 In the early 1840s, renowned naturalist and painter John James Audubon decided to paint the animals of North America. Having achieved worldwide fame with his Birds of North America, he joined with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon, and Dr. John Bachman of Charleston to document the region’s quadrupeds. Like his birds, his quadrupeds are still considered the finest prints of their kind published in America. He eventually produced 150 folio drawings, hand colored and printed by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia. This exhibition presents approximately 25 original Audubon prints, lent from a major private collector of the artist’s work. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 24, 2015.

Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic

Outdoor Activities & Festivals 60 hot air balloons launching at 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.. both days. Arts and crafts, antique tractors and classic cars (Saturday only), tethered balloon rides, Sunday night fireworks, live entertainment. All balloon events are weather dependent. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: None. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 6:30 AM – 10:00 PM. Point Mallard Park 2901 Point Mallard Drive SE Decatur, Alabama 35601.

The Robot Zoo

Kids The Robot Zoo Visitors explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work, thanks to a touring exhibit, "The Robot Zoo." The 5,000-square-foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall. Cutaways expose the animals' insides as a host of easily recognizable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, that demonstrate what makes animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to the mechanic counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fan… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Spark Lab!

Educational & Lecture Spark Lab at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is a Smithsonian-sponsored activity geared toward pre-K students. Join us for sessions in the main museum scheduled regularly Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each week. Spark Lab includes hands-on physical science-themed interactive activities. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

New Earth Festivals

Social Events & More New Earth Festivals is a fun family friendly festival that brings together the community. It teaches and inspires about holistic and the metaphysical world. A very fun event to open minds, learn, and have fun. Psychics, books, rocks and gems, candles, spirit drawings, healers, free lectures, and much much more.. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Bevill Conference Center. Cost: $5, 16 and under free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

Rocket City Shakespeare announces auditions for "Richard III"

Performing Arts & Film Synopsis: Richard, the Yorkist Duke of Gloucester, has not stopped plotting since the defeat of Henry VI. He conspires to play his brothers, Edward (now King Edward IV) and George, Duke of Clarence, against each other in an attempt to gain the crown for himself... This is the founding of the Tudor line of kings and the end of the War of the Roses. Directed By: Mandy L. Hughes, assisted by Lee Hibbard Cast Requirements: 2 boys, aged 7-12 -- actors can be male or female; 4 women, ages 25-65; 10-16 actors of varying age, may be male or female Be Prepared: No preparation needed. Contact: mandyhughes@rocketcityshakespeare.com or (256)714-2120 Show Dates: August 13-22, Thursday through Sunday. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. UAHuntsville's Morton Hall, Room 204 1310 Ben Graves Drive Huntsville, AL 35816.

Biloxi Shuckers vs Birmingham

Sports Venue/ Attraction: Joe Davis Stadium. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 2:10 PM – 4:10 PM.

Talking All That Jazz

Music Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Focus Live Martini Bar And Grill 2020 Country Club Ave NW Huntsville, AL 35816.

Daniel Yalowitz

Music Nightlife Venue: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 9:30 PM – Monday, May 25, 2015, 12:30 AM.

Celebrating Our Own: Huntsville Women Artists

Downtown Huntsville May 2 – July 26, 2015 This invitational group exhibition showcases the exciting work being created by women artists living in the Huntsville area today. Celebrating Our Own will feature established and emerging artists working in a diverse range of styles and media. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, May 25, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks In the Garden

Kids www.seankenney.com. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, May 25, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvbg.org.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Once again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. Saturday, March 21-September 21. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, May 25, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Memorial Day Holiday

Downtown Huntsville In rememberance of those US men and women who died while in the military service. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, May 25, 2015.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admission. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, May 25, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

Museums, Studios & Galleries Encounters: Dori DeCamillis February 28 – June 14, 2015 The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on a recent series of imaginary self-portraits by Birmingham painter Dori DeCamillis. Each work depicts a character in a private mythology designed to personify an individual piece of the artist’s personality, shedding light on her own foibles, aspirations, and secrets. The portraits also reveal human attributes that are universal. DeCamillis uses animals to symbolize various aspects of her personality, taking her cue from the many cultures and religions around the world in which animals represent ideas, deities and demons, and human traits. The titles of the works come from the sonnets of Shakespeare. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 af… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, May 25, 2015.

John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr.

Museums, Studios & Galleries John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr. March 22 – June 28, 2015 In the early 1840s, renowned naturalist and painter John James Audubon decided to paint the animals of North America. Having achieved worldwide fame with his Birds of North America, he joined with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon, and Dr. John Bachman of Charleston to document the region’s quadrupeds. Like his birds, his quadrupeds are still considered the finest prints of their kind published in America. He eventually produced 150 folio drawings, hand colored and printed by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia. This exhibition presents approximately 25 original Audubon prints, lent from a major private collector of the artist’s work. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, May 25, 2015.

Summer Pass

Museums, Studios & Galleries The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is pleased to announce Summer Passes for 2015! 1 adult 2 children (add additional people for $10) Museum admission Sunday – Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day * Includes the traveling exhibitions * Includes standard museum simulators * Can apply the $40 to upgrade to a yearly family membership * Science of Imagination (STEAM activity) every Thursday in June and July (geared for ages 4-6) **Not available to purchase online. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: $40. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.rocketcenter.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, May 25, 2015.

Mercedes-Benz Cotton Row Run 10K, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk

Sports No Race Day Registrations Run the Cotton Row 10K (6.2 miles), run/jog/walk the 5K Run (3.1 miles) or the 1-Mile Fun Run through the historic downtown area of Huntsville, Alabama. Cotton Row Run is the premiere Memorial Day running event in the South. The Cotton Row Run is conducted by the Huntsville Track Club and is the final awards event on the Running Journal Grand Prix XXX Championship Circuit. Cotton Row is for everybody. The 5K race was a few years ago to encourage more people to run a shorter course. Those wishing to walk this event will find a special starting area reserved for them to the rear of the runners. We have retained a fun run but shortened it to 1-mile and placed emphasis on participation by the younger (10 and under) crowd. Parents who have run either of the other races are welcome to accompany their children in this run if they desire. All races start on Clinton Street north of the Von Braun Center. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, May 25, 2015, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

The Robot Zoo

Kids The Robot Zoo Visitors explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work, thanks to a touring exhibit, "The Robot Zoo." The 5,000-square-foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall. Cutaways expose the animals' insides as a host of easily recognizable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, that demonstrate what makes animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to the mechanic counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fan… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, May 25, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, May 25, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Rockin’ Story Time

Kids All ages You never knew storytime could be this awesome! Join us weekly on Mondays & Wednesdays @ 10:30am as Miss Melissa rocks your storytime with cool books, kickin' kids songs, rad rhymes, and puppets, too! We'll wrap it all up with a themed craft. All ages are welcome. For more information contact Miss Melissa at mshuman@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5949. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, May 25, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Biloxi Shuckers vs Birmingham

Sports Venue/ Attraction: Joe Davis Stadium. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, May 25, 2015, 1:10 PM – 3:10 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. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, May 25, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Huntsville Photographic Society Competition – “People”

Educational & Lecture Members photograph people for art and fun! “People” is the category for this month’s photo competition. Only members may compete but visitors are encouraged to come and enjoy an evening of the art and science of photography. It’s in the auditorium of the main library. See the HPS web (Google Huntsville Photographic Society) for the competition rules. It’s interesting to watch the judging process and hear the judges’ comments; it's educational and fun. . Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, May 25, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:50 PM.

Celebrating Our Own: Huntsville Women Artists

Downtown Huntsville May 2 – July 26, 2015 This invitational group exhibition showcases the exciting work being created by women artists living in the Huntsville area today. Celebrating Our Own will feature established and emerging artists working in a diverse range of styles and media. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, May 26, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks In the Garden

Kids www.seankenney.com. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, May 26, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvbg.org.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Once again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. Saturday, March 21-September 21. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, May 26, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admission. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, May 26, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

Museums, Studios & Galleries Encounters: Dori DeCamillis February 28 – June 14, 2015 The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on a recent series of imaginary self-portraits by Birmingham painter Dori DeCamillis. Each work depicts a character in a private mythology designed to personify an individual piece of the artist’s personality, shedding light on her own foibles, aspirations, and secrets. The portraits also reveal human attributes that are universal. DeCamillis uses animals to symbolize various aspects of her personality, taking her cue from the many cultures and religions around the world in which animals represent ideas, deities and demons, and human traits. The titles of the works come from the sonnets of Shakespeare. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 af… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr.

Museums, Studios & Galleries John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr. March 22 – June 28, 2015 In the early 1840s, renowned naturalist and painter John James Audubon decided to paint the animals of North America. Having achieved worldwide fame with his Birds of North America, he joined with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon, and Dr. John Bachman of Charleston to document the region’s quadrupeds. Like his birds, his quadrupeds are still considered the finest prints of their kind published in America. He eventually produced 150 folio drawings, hand colored and printed by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia. This exhibition presents approximately 25 original Audubon prints, lent from a major private collector of the artist’s work. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

Summer Pass

Museums, Studios & Galleries The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is pleased to announce Summer Passes for 2015! 1 adult 2 children (add additional people for $10) Museum admission Sunday – Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day * Includes the traveling exhibitions * Includes standard museum simulators * Can apply the $40 to upgrade to a yearly family membership * Science of Imagination (STEAM activity) every Thursday in June and July (geared for ages 4-6) **Not available to purchase online. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: $40. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.rocketcenter.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

The Robot Zoo

Kids The Robot Zoo Visitors explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work, thanks to a touring exhibit, "The Robot Zoo." The 5,000-square-foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall. Cutaways expose the animals' insides as a host of easily recognizable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, that demonstrate what makes animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to the mechanic counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fan… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Wiggles & Walking Story Time

Downtown Huntsville Ages: 12-24 months A fun, active storytime for babies who have begun walking and their caregivers. We'll read - and sing - short books, share rhymes and songs, and play with the parachute! Stick around after storytime to play with toys from our special toy box. For more information contact Miss Annie at amatthys@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5982. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Latham UMC Farmers’ Market

Health & Wellness Dates: May 5 – September  Tuesdays, 3-6pm What You’ll Find: Farmers who will sell the fruit, vegetables, meat, and poultry grown on their own farms. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Latham United Methodist Church 109 Weatherly Rd SE Huntsville 35803.

Science Club

Downtown Huntsville Grades 3-5 Bring your children every week as Ms. Lorena teaches basic science concepts with fun, hands-on activities! For more information contact Miss Lorena at lgoss@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5949. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Tuesday Farmers Market at Meridianville

Health & Wellness May 19- September 29 Times: 4pm-7pm through August; 4pm-6pm for September.  Depending on supply and weather conditions, the market may be extended into October. What You’ll Find: Fresh locally grown fruits, vegetables, soap, fiber arts, flowers, Artisan Bread, honey, flowers, jelly, jams and more! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. First Baptist Church of Meridianville 175 Monroe Road Meridianville, AL 35759.

FastTrac® NewVenture - Spring 2015

Educational & Lecture FastTrac gives you the tools needed to start and operate a successful business. It is a 10-week comprehensive program designed especially for entrepreneurs in the early stages of business development. Session 1: Exploring Entrepreneurship Session 2: Identifying/Meeting Market Needs Session 3: Setting Financial Goals Session 4: Planning the Product/Service Session 5: Researching/Analyzing the Market Session 6: Reaching the Market Session 7: Building the Organization & Team Session 8: Planning for a Profitable Business Session 9: Cash Flow & Seeking Funds Session 10: Implementing Next Steps *All sessions are from 5:30-9:00pm on Tuesdays. Who Needs This Program? Individuals who are thinking about starting a business Start-up entrepreneurs (1-2 years in business) Established business owners who are thinking about a new service line, new products, or going into a new market Entrepreneurs who know how important it is to revisit and update their business plan every year or two You are workin… Cost: $300. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Women's Business Center of North Alabama 515 Sparkman Drive Huntsville, AL 35816.

Jazz 'N' Swing Tuesdays

Social Events & More Join us for a JAZZ 'N' SWING Tuesday Night w/ Live Music from some of the best dance bands in Huntsville! Enjoy an evening of food, drink and fabulous music as you dance to the cool sounds of local bands playing a wide range of music from swing, jazz, latin, easy listening and much more! EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT starting at 6PM!!! Live music from 7pm - 9pm DJ Before and After Dancing ALL night! Full menu and bar available! NO COVER CHARGE! Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jazz-N-Swing-Tuesday/1645268912371715. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Envy Entertainment & Restaurant 200 Oakwood Ave. Suite J Huntsville, AL.

Aaron Bradley

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Chelvis & The Bean

Music Nightlife Venue: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 12:30 AM.

Dave Anderson

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Celebrating Our Own: Huntsville Women Artists

Downtown Huntsville May 2 – July 26, 2015 This invitational group exhibition showcases the exciting work being created by women artists living in the Huntsville area today. Celebrating Our Own will feature established and emerging artists working in a diverse range of styles and media. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, May 27, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks In the Garden

Kids www.seankenney.com. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, May 27, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvbg.org.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Once again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. Saturday, March 21-September 21. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Wednesday, May 27, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admission. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Wednesday, May 27, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

Museums, Studios & Galleries Encounters: Dori DeCamillis February 28 – June 14, 2015 The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on a recent series of imaginary self-portraits by Birmingham painter Dori DeCamillis. Each work depicts a character in a private mythology designed to personify an individual piece of the artist’s personality, shedding light on her own foibles, aspirations, and secrets. The portraits also reveal human attributes that are universal. DeCamillis uses animals to symbolize various aspects of her personality, taking her cue from the many cultures and religions around the world in which animals represent ideas, deities and demons, and human traits. The titles of the works come from the sonnets of Shakespeare. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 af… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr.

Museums, Studios & Galleries John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr. March 22 – June 28, 2015 In the early 1840s, renowned naturalist and painter John James Audubon decided to paint the animals of North America. Having achieved worldwide fame with his Birds of North America, he joined with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon, and Dr. John Bachman of Charleston to document the region’s quadrupeds. Like his birds, his quadrupeds are still considered the finest prints of their kind published in America. He eventually produced 150 folio drawings, hand colored and printed by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia. This exhibition presents approximately 25 original Audubon prints, lent from a major private collector of the artist’s work. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

Summer Pass

Museums, Studios & Galleries The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is pleased to announce Summer Passes for 2015! 1 adult 2 children (add additional people for $10) Museum admission Sunday – Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day * Includes the traveling exhibitions * Includes standard museum simulators * Can apply the $40 to upgrade to a yearly family membership * Science of Imagination (STEAM activity) every Thursday in June and July (geared for ages 4-6) **Not available to purchase online. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: $40. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.rocketcenter.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

The Robot Zoo

Kids The Robot Zoo Visitors explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work, thanks to a touring exhibit, "The Robot Zoo." The 5,000-square-foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall. Cutaways expose the animals' insides as a host of easily recognizable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, that demonstrate what makes animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to the mechanic counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fan… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Rockin’ Story Time

Kids All ages You never knew storytime could be this awesome! Join us weekly on Mondays & Wednesdays @ 10:30am as Miss Melissa rocks your storytime with cool books, kickin' kids songs, rad rhymes, and puppets, too! We'll wrap it all up with a themed craft. All ages are welcome. For more information contact Miss Melissa at mshuman@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5949. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Tim Cannon

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Mystic Circus presented by Flying Monkey Arts

Performing Arts & Film Flying Monkey Arts theater brings you Mystic Circus, a show you have to see to believe. Rush Hicks founded the show in 2012 in the heart of Brooklyn, NY. He started performing with the Coney Island sideshow which is where he discovered his love of the circus. After two seasons with them he found himself creating his own show. Along with dark and gritty humor, Mystic Circus now incorporates a dazzling array of burlesque, circus acts, sideshow and performing arts. Mature Audiences Only. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Dr. Whatever

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 9:30 PM – Thursday, May 28, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Celebrating Our Own: Huntsville Women Artists

Downtown Huntsville May 2 – July 26, 2015 This invitational group exhibition showcases the exciting work being created by women artists living in the Huntsville area today. Celebrating Our Own will feature established and emerging artists working in a diverse range of styles and media. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks In the Garden

Kids www.seankenney.com. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvbg.org.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Once again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. Saturday, March 21-September 21. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, May 28, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admission. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, May 28, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

Museums, Studios & Galleries Encounters: Dori DeCamillis February 28 – June 14, 2015 The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on a recent series of imaginary self-portraits by Birmingham painter Dori DeCamillis. Each work depicts a character in a private mythology designed to personify an individual piece of the artist’s personality, shedding light on her own foibles, aspirations, and secrets. The portraits also reveal human attributes that are universal. DeCamillis uses animals to symbolize various aspects of her personality, taking her cue from the many cultures and religions around the world in which animals represent ideas, deities and demons, and human traits. The titles of the works come from the sonnets of Shakespeare. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 af… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015.

John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr.

Museums, Studios & Galleries John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr. March 22 – June 28, 2015 In the early 1840s, renowned naturalist and painter John James Audubon decided to paint the animals of North America. Having achieved worldwide fame with his Birds of North America, he joined with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon, and Dr. John Bachman of Charleston to document the region’s quadrupeds. Like his birds, his quadrupeds are still considered the finest prints of their kind published in America. He eventually produced 150 folio drawings, hand colored and printed by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia. This exhibition presents approximately 25 original Audubon prints, lent from a major private collector of the artist’s work. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015.

Summer Pass

Museums, Studios & Galleries The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is pleased to announce Summer Passes for 2015! 1 adult 2 children (add additional people for $10) Museum admission Sunday – Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day * Includes the traveling exhibitions * Includes standard museum simulators * Can apply the $40 to upgrade to a yearly family membership * Science of Imagination (STEAM activity) every Thursday in June and July (geared for ages 4-6) **Not available to purchase online. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: $40. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.rocketcenter.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015.

Strong Coffee, Strong Women

Social Events & More This Month's Featured Espresso-monial – Paulette Risher! Paulette is twice retired, once as a civilian Organizational Psychologist with the United States Air Force and once as an Army Major General (2-Star) with over 34 years of active and reserve service. Since her retirement from U.S. Special Operations Command in 2006, Paulette has worked as a consultant and as the Principal Director for DigiFlight, Inc. Paulette draws not only from her military and civilian work but from her Psychology and Education background to be a passionate Veteran advocate and serious, trusted mentor. Find out more about this monthly networking event at http://wbcna.org/calendar/eventdetail/1665/-/strong-coffee-strong-women. Tickets may be purchased through the website, and are just $10 in advance, $15 at the door! Venue/ Attraction: Women's Business Center of North Alabama. Cost: $10, $15 at the door. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM.

HealthWorks Farmers Market

Healthy Huntsville Dates: April 23 - October 1 Days and Times: Thursdays, 7:30am- noon Address: Plaza Resource Center Tram Station at Huntsville Hospital, 101 Governor’s Drive, Huntsville What You’ll Find: Fresh & local produce, delicious artisan breads, herbs, gourmet slaw, cheese, jams, jellies and more!  Cash and checks only. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvillehospital.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Plaza Resource Center Tram Station at Huntsville Hospital 101 Governor’s Drive Huntsville, AL 35801.

The Robot Zoo

Kids The Robot Zoo Visitors explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work, thanks to a touring exhibit, "The Robot Zoo." The 5,000-square-foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall. Cutaways expose the animals' insides as a host of easily recognizable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, that demonstrate what makes animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to the mechanic counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fan… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Tremendous Toddlers

Downtown Huntsville Ages 2-3 Join us for Toddler Storytime! Each week we will explore 2-3 age appropriate books, fingerplays, and songs. These activities will help increase your two to three year old’s language skills and prepare them for preschool Storytime. The storytime will finish up with an easy to do craft, designed to strengthen motor skills. For more information contact Miss Cassie at 256-532-5949. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Space Cadet: Astronaut Training

Kids Space cadets train to NASA standards with puzzles and exercises. Learn what it’s like to eat like an astronaut! Are you up for the challenge? Join us for our Science of Imagination series every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. This weekly hands-on activity is included with museum membership or paid admission. Science of Imagination activities are recommended for ages 4-6 and emphasize the development of “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Seating is limited. Please reserve your seat at the main ticket desk upon your arrival. Please call 1-800-637-7223 or (256) 837-3400 for more information. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/05.28.15/space-cadet-astronaut-training. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Parachute Playtime

Downtown Huntsville Ages 18 months – 5 years It's time to bring out the BIG parachute for an interactive parachute play session. Songs, rhymes, and games with the chute! 18 months - 5 years. For more information contact Miss Annie at amatthys@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5982. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Greene Street Market at Nativity

Health & Wellness May 7 - October Thursdays, 4-8pm from May - August; 4-7pm in September; 3-6pm in October What You’ll Find: Fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Meet farmers with organically raised beef, pork, chicken and eggs; pick up freshly prepared meals, gourmet popsicles, traditionally made relishes, cheeses, preserves and breads. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Church of the Nativity 304 Eustis Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801.

Locust Grove Farmer's Market

Health & Wellness Locust Grove Baptist Church will be hosting a weekly farmer's market beginning May 21st through September 17th, 4:00-7:00PM. Location is 171 County Lake Road in New Market. This is a local, producer-only market offering fruit and vegetables, entertainment and much more!! WIC & Senior Nutrition Credit Accepted. Questions? david.shrum@fussyhillfarm.com. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Locust Grove Farmers Market 171 County Lake Road New Market, AL 35761.

Thursday Night Bikes

Healthy Huntsville Downtown Huntsville, Inc. is excited to continue Thursday Night Bikes. The bike borrow program will begin on Thursday, May 7 as part of Greene Street Market’s open-air market and continue through August. Event Web Link: http://www.downtownhuntsville.org/featured-events/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Greene Street Market 304 Eustis Avenue Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

Stein and Dine!

Museums, Studios & Galleries Stein and Dine! Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. through October 29, 2015, for the German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. Admission is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase. Family Friendly! Dogs Welcome! Rain or Shine! Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Beer Hop: A Craft Beer Trolley Tour

Social Events & More Join us for Beer Hop, a craft beer trolley tour.  Enjoy a flight of beer at each brewery as the city trolley whisks you to each location When: last Thursday of every month (April thru October) Where: 3 local breweries will be highlighted each month Cost: $25 per person, limited seating.  All tickets can be purchased at www.HomegrownHuntsville.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 3 Local Breweries Huntsville, AL 35801.

Thursty Thursday Wine Tasting

Downtown Huntsville Sample five wines for $5.00 every Thursday between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. Cost: $5.00. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. A Cup of Everything 103 Northside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Wine Tasting at The Stem and Stein

Social Events & More Sample 6 different Wines for $10 from 6pm-8pm every Thursday at the Stem and Stein. Cost: $10. Nightlife Venue: The Stem and Stein. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Madison Gazebo Concerts

Music The Madison Summer Gazebo Concerts provide entertainment for the entire family!  This free music event is held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday night on Front Street in downtown Madison. Seating is not provided, so we encourage you to bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax under the shade trees.  Food vendors will be on-site selling fresh sandwiches, artisan teas, fruit, snow cones, and more! Each week, a different MAC partner will host a free activity for the younger crowd.  It is always changing and always fun! Plus, well behaved and leashed canines are welcomed too! Join your friends and neighbors each week and make the Gazebo Concerts a Thursday night tradition! May 28 - The Zooks , June 4 - US Army Material Command Band & Winslow Davis , June 11 - Max Russell & Tres Locos , June 18 - The Beasley Brothers , June 25 - Microwave Dave , July 2 - Madison County Youth Orchestra with Madison Community Orchestra & Musicology School of Music , July 9 - Southern Splendor Chorus & Madison Community… Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Madison Gazebo. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

HLA Annual Banquet - Featuring Michael Martone

Educational & Lecture Michael Martone, a professor in the English Department at the University of Alabama, will be the speaker for the Annual Banquet. He has taught there since 1996, and he has also been a faculty member of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College since 1988. Martone, a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, attended Butler University and graduated from Indiana University. He holds the MA from The Writing Seminars of The Johns Hopkins University. His most recent books are Four for a Quarter, Not Normal, Illinois: Peculiar Fiction from the Flyover, Racing in Place: Collages, Fragments, Postcards, Ruins, a collection of essays, and Double-wide, his collected early stories. The University of Georgia Press published his book of essays, The Flatness and Other Landscapes, winner of the AWP Award for Nonfiction, in 2000. He is the author of five other books of short fiction including Seeing Eye, Pensees: The Thoughts of Dan Quayle, Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler’s List, Safety Patrol, and Alive and Dead in Indian… Cost: $35. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Huntsville Marriott - Space & Rocket Center 5 Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805.

Limited Partnership presented by the Film Co-Op and Flying Monkey Arts

Performing Arts & Film Join us for Community Cinemas screening of ‘Limited Partnership’ a film by Thomas Miller & Kirk Marcolina. Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Brass Band of Huntsville "My Spanish Heart" Concert

Music The season's final concert, "My Spanish Heart" will feature trumpeter Ken Watters performing all the high energy Latin favorites with the award winning Brass Band of Huntsville, Alabama's ONLY British-style brass band. Admission: $10 suggested donation.  Students Free. http://brassbandofhuntsville.com/. Cost: $10 suggested donation. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville High School. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/905937899465321/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Jazz Night @ The Lumberyard with Huntsville's In the Mood

Music Come out and dance or relax and listen to the exciting and soothing sounds of Huntsville's In the Mood Big Swing Band at the historic AM Booth's Lumberyard. The Lumberyard has an amazing atmosphere and is a great place to relax and listen to the sounds of a high caliber swing and jazz band. Many styles of ballroom dance will be played, including swing, foxtrot, waltz and latin (cha-cha, bossa nova, mambo). There will be a food truck on site and a full service bar available. The Lumberyard's license restricts events to "private party" status, so you must send an email to inviteme@thelumberyard.info for admittance, or go to the band's facebook site and add yourself as "Going" to this event to get on the list. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Cost: $5.00 cash at the door. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Bike Night featuring Thad, Col. Bruce & The Madrid Express

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Gus Hergert

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

5ive O'Clock Charlie

Music Nightlife Venue: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 9:30 PM – Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:30 AM.

Celebrating Our Own: Huntsville Women Artists

Downtown Huntsville May 2 – July 26, 2015 This invitational group exhibition showcases the exciting work being created by women artists living in the Huntsville area today. Celebrating Our Own will feature established and emerging artists working in a diverse range of styles and media. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 29, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks In the Garden

Kids www.seankenney.com. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 29, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvbg.org.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Once again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. Saturday, March 21-September 21. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Friday, May 29, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admission. Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Friday, May 29, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

Museums, Studios & Galleries Encounters: Dori DeCamillis February 28 – June 14, 2015 The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on a recent series of imaginary self-portraits by Birmingham painter Dori DeCamillis. Each work depicts a character in a private mythology designed to personify an individual piece of the artist’s personality, shedding light on her own foibles, aspirations, and secrets. The portraits also reveal human attributes that are universal. DeCamillis uses animals to symbolize various aspects of her personality, taking her cue from the many cultures and religions around the world in which animals represent ideas, deities and demons, and human traits. The titles of the works come from the sonnets of Shakespeare. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 af… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 29, 2015.

John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr.

Museums, Studios & Galleries John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr. March 22 – June 28, 2015 In the early 1840s, renowned naturalist and painter John James Audubon decided to paint the animals of North America. Having achieved worldwide fame with his Birds of North America, he joined with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon, and Dr. John Bachman of Charleston to document the region’s quadrupeds. Like his birds, his quadrupeds are still considered the finest prints of their kind published in America. He eventually produced 150 folio drawings, hand colored and printed by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia. This exhibition presents approximately 25 original Audubon prints, lent from a major private collector of the artist’s work. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 29, 2015.

4th Annual Empowering Our Veterans

Educational & Lecture Want to be your own boss? Hands-on training sessions give you the tools you need to start a business, secure financing, and market with impact. Need assistance finding the right job? Dynamic workshops deliver tips for strategy, networking and interviewing skills for today's market. Need help on your resume and interview technique? One-on-one tips from HR pros will help you on the spot so that you can be in front of the pack. The Empowering Veterans Event is a full-day training event held in partnership between WBCNA and Still Serving Veterans. This event bridges the gap in transition services for Veterans. Workshop tracks are offered for those who want to find a job or who want to start a business. This event is held in partnership with SSV, and sponsorship proceeds from the event benefit WBCNA. The event is FREE to all Veterans and their dependents, Tickets are required for this event, and may be obtained at http://wbcna.org/calendar/eventdetail/1658/-/4th-annual-empowering-our-veterans. Venue/ Attraction: Tom Bevill Conference Center. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 29, 2015, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

The Robot Zoo

Kids The Robot Zoo Visitors explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work, thanks to a touring exhibit, "The Robot Zoo." The 5,000-square-foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall. Cutaways expose the animals' insides as a host of easily recognizable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, that demonstrate what makes animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to the mechanic counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fan… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Friday, May 29, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 29, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Fox - Fun Friday with Spoiled Rockin' Kidz

Kids Let's start summer off right. Kids ages 5 and up will paint our adorable Fox painting before heading over to Spoiled Rockin' Kidz for manicures or up dooz. Kids will also stuff their own Build a Bearish fox and receive fox tattoos.  Then they will head to Baskin Robins for a scoop of ice cream. This class is for everyone ages 5 years and up. Reserve your seats online at www.myspiritedart.com. Just click on Huntsville's calendar! Doors open at 1:45pm and painting starts at 2:00pm. Cost: $50. Venue/ Attraction: My Spirited Art. Event Web Link: http://www.rezclick.com/myspiritedart/index.php?page=classes#2933. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

2015 Relay For Life of North Madison

Fundraisers The Relay For Life of North Madison is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease. Click on the Event Web Link for more details about our event! Event Web Link: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=63941. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 29, 2015, 5:30 PM – Saturday, May 30, 2015, 6:00 AM. Hazel Green High School 14380 Highway 231 431 North Hazel Green, AL 35750.

The Mulligan Brothers and April Mae & The June Bugs Concert on the Dock

Music Come on down to Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment for Concerts on the Dock – our free eclectic Friday night concert series! It is a family and pet friendly event so bring your dogs on leashes, lawn chairs, picnics, dancing shoes and hula hoops. This week we are bringing two bands to the stage to help kick off the Cigar Box Guitar Festival. First up is The Mulligan Brothers, an americana, bluegrass, folk singer songwriter group from Baton Rouge, LA and Mobile AL. Then April Mae & The June Bugs will close out the evening, bringing you smoke & honey vocals, Cigar Box Guitar, Upright Bass, Banjo and Washboard – serving up high energy & deep vintage vibes. Concerts on the Dock are always FREE but we collect a $2.00 suggested donation for parking. Please carpool! Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Event Web Link: http://www.lowemill.net/concerts-on-the-dock/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Friday, May 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Jim Parker's Songwriters Series

Music Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Event Web Link: http://jimparkermusic.com/main.html. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 29, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. For more info visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Swinging Dixie

Music Nightlife Venue: Jefferson Street Pub. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 29, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Johnny Collier Band & Andrew Sharpe

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 29, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, May 30, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Astronomical Blues Society n

Music Nightlife Venue: LeeAnn's. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 29, 2015, 9:00 PM – Saturday, May 30, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Space Donkeys

Music Nightlife Venue: LeeAnn's. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 29, 2015, 9:00 PM – Saturday, May 30, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Dirk Quinn Band

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 29, 2015, 9:00 PM – Saturday, May 30, 2015, 12:00 AM.

.45 SURPRISE at Tangled String Studios!

Museums, Studios & Galleries Ready for some great Outlaw Country, Newgrass and Americana music? Tangled String Studios presents .45 SURPRISE, following the last spring Lowe Mill Concert on the Dock! This is a Standing Room Only show, with limited seating available. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or in the studio! Feel free to bring refreshments! Comprised of musicians from around North Alabama & Southern Tennessee, .45 SURPRISE plays of blend of bluegrass, newgrass and outlaw country. Fast, high-energy music that covers both cover songs and originals, with influences ranging from Ralph Stanley, Avett Brothers, The Band, Moe and the Allman Brothers, this band can dip into just about any genre and have you dancing and toe-tapping. Cost: $10. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 29, 2015, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

David Hollan & The Bootleggers

Music Nightlife Venue: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 29, 2015, 9:30 PM – Saturday, May 30, 2015, 12:30 AM.

Celebrating Our Own: Huntsville Women Artists

Downtown Huntsville May 2 – July 26, 2015 This invitational group exhibition showcases the exciting work being created by women artists living in the Huntsville area today. Celebrating Our Own will feature established and emerging artists working in a diverse range of styles and media. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks In the Garden

Kids www.seankenney.com. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvbg.org.

Time Travel Adventure

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

HUNTSPEX 2015 Stamp and Postcard Show

Social Events & More 47th annual stamp and postcard show Saturday, May 30th, 10am - 5pm Sunday, May 31st, 10am - 3pm University of Alabama in Huntsville University Center 1410 Ben Graves Drive Huntsville, Alabama (I-565, exit 15) Free parking Free admission Stamp and Postcard Dealers Stamp Exhibits US Post Office Special Show Postmark SPONSOR: Huntsville Philatelic Club. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville University Center. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015 – Sunday, May 31, 2015.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

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

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

Museums, Studios & Galleries Encounters: Dori DeCamillis February 28 – June 14, 2015 The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on a recent series of imaginary self-portraits by Birmingham painter Dori DeCamillis. Each work depicts a character in a private mythology designed to personify an individual piece of the artist’s personality, shedding light on her own foibles, aspirations, and secrets. The portraits also reveal human attributes that are universal. DeCamillis uses animals to symbolize various aspects of her personality, taking her cue from the many cultures and religions around the world in which animals represent ideas, deities and demons, and human traits. The titles of the works come from the sonnets of Shakespeare. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 af… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015.

John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr.

Museums, Studios & Galleries John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr. March 22 – June 28, 2015 In the early 1840s, renowned naturalist and painter John James Audubon decided to paint the animals of North America. Having achieved worldwide fame with his Birds of North America, he joined with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon, and Dr. John Bachman of Charleston to document the region’s quadrupeds. Like his birds, his quadrupeds are still considered the finest prints of their kind published in America. He eventually produced 150 folio drawings, hand colored and printed by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia. This exhibition presents approximately 25 original Audubon prints, lent from a major private collector of the artist’s work. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015.

Mountain Deux

Health & Wellness The Mountain Deux is an aquathlon (run/swim event) for all ages, hosted by the Land Trust of North Alabama and Mountain Springs Swim Club. The Deux is the area's only aquathalon. The running portion of the Mountain Deux will begin at the Land Trust's historic Three Caves site, and will continue on through various Land Trust trails (click on the trail maps for a larger version). The swimming portion of the event will be held in the new saltwater pool at Mountain Springs. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each age group. The Mountain Deux has four age groups:  15 and up / 7:00am        3 mile run, 200 yd swim 12-14 / 8:00am 2 mile run, 150 yd swim 9-11 / 9:00am 1 mile run, 100 yd swim 8 and under / 10:00am 0.5 mile run, 50 yd swim For registration information, go to www.mountaindeux.org . Cost: $25-35. Event Web Link: www.mountaindeux.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Mountain Springs Swim Club 905 Kennamer Drive Huntsville, AL 35801.

Bailey Cove Farmers Market

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

David Mckannan Memorial Run 5K

Sports This run will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015, in memory of David, an avid runner, loving father, husband and brother who lost his battle with ALS in 2012. The 5K race course will take runners through the familiar streets of southeast Huntsville that David ran during his youth and as a track star at Grissom High School. This race is open to all . . . from the serious runners to those that want to join in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease to benefit the ALS Association Alabama Chapter. Event Web Link: http://webal.alsa.org/site/Calendar?id=190821&view=Detail. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Grissom High School 7901 Bailey Cove Rd SE Huntsville, AL 35802.

PCRA 5K & Fun Run

Sports Traci DeWeese: Dspch210@bellsouth.net. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Field by Priceville Library Priceville, AL.

Madison City Farmers Market

Healthy Huntsville Join us for the 2015 season of the Madison City Farmers Market, Saturdays April 11 - November 21. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 11 - September 26 and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. October 3 - November 21. Fresh produce, handmade treasures, and local live music featured each week. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Trinity Baptist Church 1088 Hughes Road Madison, AL 35758.

The Robot Zoo

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

Fern Festival & Sale

Social Events & More Murray Hall Parking Lot After 21 years, the Huntsville Fern Society’s annual Fern Sale is leaving the Garden! But, it isn’t going far - just out under the trees in the parking lot in front of Murray Hall. Fern shoppers will not need to pay admission to the Garden to enjoy the display of ferns and purchase their favorites. All the ferns are hardy and well-suited to North Alabama gardens. Members of the Fern Society will be on hand throughout the sale to offer advice and give tips on growing these ancient and beautiful perennials. In addition, two mini-seminars will be held in the morning: Getting Started with Easy Ferns at 10 am and Five Fabulous Ferns at 11 am. Most ferns cost $7, with extra-special ones a bit more. Cash or checks only, please. Visit hsvfernsociety.org for more information. For more information, contact Fern Society president Veali Holtcamp at 256-828-0555 or v.holtcamp@mchsi.com. Membership/Garden admission required. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=events&typeID=18. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Spark Lab!

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

101 Rocket City Inventions

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

Babypalooza Baby & Maternity Expo

Health & Wellness Parents don’t miss The BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama Babypalooza Tour when it comes to Huntsville on Saturday, May 30, 2014. The event will held in the North Exhibition Hall at the Von Braun Civic Center from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Babypalooza is a FREE baby and maternity experience for new, expectant and hopeful parents. It’s a day full of fun and information with exhibitors highlighting everything from health and fitness to nursery design, infant and maternity fashion, mommy and me classes and more. Crestwood Medical Center will have several departments exhibiting including labor and delivery, lactation services, and women’s health. Little Gym of Huntsville will have equipment for the little ones plus hourly Kindermusik music and play demonstration classes. 4D Mommies Ultrasound Studio will have its mobile 3D/4D ultrasound machine on-site allowing parents to have mini-sessions for sneak peaks and gender reveals. Babies-R-Us will have nursery design ideas plus all of the must have baby regi… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center North Hall. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: 0. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM.

Hikes for Tykes

Kids Meet at the Garden Railway Take a magical, little-ones' adventure through the Garden looking for fairies, tadpoles and soft-as-velvet lamb's ears leaves - so welcoming to the touch of tiny hands. Fresh Air Family and the Garden have partnered to bring you Hikes for Tykes, an outdoor environmental education program designed specifically for pre-school children. Hikes for Tykes was first launched at Birmingham Botanical Gardens by Fresh Air Family founder Verna Gates and has proved to be highly successful at engaging young children in outdoor exploration and hands-on activities. Come prepared to get dirty as we investigate what’s growing on at the Garden each month! Guided walks are offered the last Saturday of every month, January through October, 2015.  Pre-school Children, Parents & Siblings Walk led by Fresh Air Family instructor Karen Somers $5/family with Garden Membership or Admission Call 256-837-4344 with questions. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=5&start_day=10&start_year=2015&end_month=6&end_day=31&end_year=2015&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=classesCamp&typeID=197. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Micro City LEGO® Nation

Kids Murray Hall Two sessions: 10-11:30 am & 2-3:30 pm Micro City LEGO® Nation is for ages 8 & up. The group will create a community piece to be displayed at the Garden during the Nature Connects Art with LEGO® Bricks exhibit. Volunteers from the Tennessee Valley LEGO® Club will be on hand to support this event and assist children with their creations. All LEGO® bricks will be provided and each child will receive an engraved nameplate to be displayed with their creation. We encourage you to have your piece on display until the end of the exhibit on July 25. A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to all attendees. Micro City is limited to 25 per session. Members $25, Non-members $30 Contact: Tamara Huron, thuron@hsvbg.org or 256-830-4447, ext. 241. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=events&typeID=261. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Super Saturdays of Summer

Kids Make and Take: Corn Shuck Dolls – Make your very own corn shuck doll to take home with you. On the even hours (10, 12, 2, and 4), a Burritt staff member will teach visitors how to make a doll just like the settlers did. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/super-saturdays-of-summer. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Super Saturday in the Park - Zumba

Healthy Huntsville Zumba by 24/7 Health & Wellness (Sarah Pavlik) Big Spring Park EAST  (near the rock fountain) Every Saturday from May 16 through August 29 Rain location: Pavilion in front of Huntsville Utilities entrance. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Community Block Party

Kids Venue/ Attraction: Ken Johnston Park. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 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, May 30, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville Route.

Straight to Ale Brewery Tour

Downtown Huntsville Learn about the brewing process and machinery of a local brewery! Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Brewery: Straight to Ale. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

2015 “Spring Burst” Guided Hike Series - Another Great Madison County Waterfall on Keel Mountain!

Health & Wellness (2 hours / Moderate to Difficult) Enjoy this beautiful property protected by The Nature Conservancy in Alabama.  The Land Trust manages the trails in partnership with TNC.  Doug Horacek will lead a group to the waterfall. Directions: From Hampton Cove Publix on Hwy 431, go 1.5 miles on the Eastern Bypass to Cove Park (ball fields) on the right.  Turn right onto Old Hwy 431, go 1.25 miles to Cherry Tree Road.  Turn left and drive on Cherry Tree Road 2.2 miles to McMullen Road.  Drive 1 mile to The Nature Conservancy parking lot on the right.  Parking is limited. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: http://landtrustnal.org/spring-guided-hikes-series/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The Nature Conservancy See below for directions. For more info visit landtrustnal.org.

Micro City LEGO® Nation

Kids Murray Hall Two sessions: 10-11:30 am & 2-3:30 pm Micro City LEGO® Nation is for ages 8 & up. The group will create a community piece to be displayed at the Garden during the Nature Connects Art with LEGO® Bricks exhibit. Volunteers from the Tennessee Valley LEGO® Club will be on hand to support this event and assist children with their creations. All LEGO® bricks will be provided and each child will receive an engraved nameplate to be displayed with their creation. We encourage you to have your piece on display until the end of the exhibit on July 25. A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to all attendees. Micro City is limited to 25 per session. Members $25, Non-members $30 Contact: Tamara Huron, thuron@hsvbg.org or 256-830-4447, ext. 241. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=events&typeID=261. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Purple Martins at HBG

Educational & Lecture Anderson Education Center Classroom Purple martins are fascinating creatures that are gaining in popularity throughout the South for several reasons: they are incredible flying machines, and they eat lots of mosquitoes. For several years now the Garden has had a wonderful colony of purple martins that nest, mate, raise their young, migrate in winter and return the following spring to repeat the cycle all over again. Taught by Brian Naughton, Caretaker of Purple Martin racks at HBG All materials provided Class size is limited Members $15, Non-members $20. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=5&start_day=10&start_year=2015&end_month=6&end_day=31&end_year=2015&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=classesAdults&typeID=207. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Taproom Music Tour

Downtown Huntsville "A focus on acoustic, original music." Sponsored by DHI from 6-9pm the last Saturday- April through June.  $5 cover Dawn Osbourne Andrew Sharpe Ashlyn Maine Josh & Judy Allison .45 Surprise Christian Lee. Event Web Link: http://www.downtownhuntsville.org/featured-events/. Nightlife Venue: Straight to Ale. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Concert at Historic Three Caves with Eric Darius

Music Join saxophonist, composer, producer, and vocalist Eric Darius at Three Caves in Huntsville on Saturday, May 30. Darius has collaborated with superstars like Prince, Jamie Foxx, David Foster, George Benson, Mary J Blige, and Wynton Marsalis.  He has also appeared on The X Factor and TNT’s hit TV drama series  Mob City. Parking will be at the Huntsville Hospital lots at Adams and Lowell.  Free Shuttles will take concertgoers to the venue - where there is NO PARKING on the street. Sponsored by Jerry Damson Acura. Series sponsor Redstone Federal Credit Union. Cost: members are $35.00; Non-member tickets are $45 each. Event Web Link: http://landtrustnal.org/three-caves-concert-series/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Historic Three Caves 905 Kennamer Dr SE Huntsville, AL 35801.

VBAS Planetarium show

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

Charlie Howell & Southbound and Robby Eichmann

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – Sunday, May 31, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Astronomical Blues Society

Music Nightlife Venue: LeeAnn's. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 9:00 PM – Sunday, May 31, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Seducing Alice

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 9:00 PM – Sunday, May 31, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Space Donkeys

Music Nightlife Venue: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 9:30 PM – Sunday, May 31, 2015, 12:30 AM.