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From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture What: “From Cotton to the Cosmos” a Huntsville Retrospective Where: The Burritt Mansion at Burritt on the Mountain April 1st – September 7th Tickets: Included in General Admission Information: (256) 536-2882 or burrittonthemountain.com Media Contact: Not for print Caroline Buncick at 256-512-5570 or caroline.buncick@huntsvilleal.gov 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 Admi… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Wednesday, April 1, 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, April 1, 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 27, 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, April 1, 2015.

Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and the Golden Age of Painting in Europe

Museums, Studios & Galleries Huntsville Museum of Art exhibition The economic growth that swept Europe during the 17th and 18th century fueled a golden age of painting. Religious upheavals transformed the way people thought about and utilized art. Technical aspects of art making were honed and codified, as art academies grew in power. The number of artists and the number of art collectors grew exponentially during this period, as the fine arts reached an increasingly wider audience. This exhibition features more than 70 major works by master painters from the renowned collection of The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. 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. Cost: Museum admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

YAM 2015: Exhibition for Youth Art Month

Museums, Studios & Galleries YAM 2015: Exhibition for Youth Art Month March 15 – April 19, 2015 YAM is an annual gathering of exuberant artwork from North Alabama K-12 students, organized in observance of March’s Youth Art Month. YAM emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages public support for quality school art programs. Accompanied by the annual Visual Arts Achievement Exhibition, which presents the blue ribbon finalist artworks of middle and high school students in Alabama’s 5th Congressional District, and the Teacher’s Biennial Art Exhibition. 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. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

William Thomas Art Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Saturday January 10, 2015 - Wednesday April 15, 2015: Boeing Education Center and Murray Hall The Garden is hosting the work of William Thomas, a Southern botanical realism artist. His paintings depict both foliage and floral specimens, mainly in acrylic on canvas. His paintings are vibrant and large (most being 40” x 30”), showing their natural beauty. Visit William Thomas’s exhibit “En Masse” at the Garden. For more information about William Thomas visit williamthomasart.com. For information about his exhibit here, contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. No admission fee. Meet the artist Saturday, March 7, 2015. Details will be posted when available. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

The Robot Zoo

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

DCAA Accounting Compliance Seminar

Educational & Lecture What is the DCAA Seminar Series for Small Business Contractors? This is a 5-part series designed to educate small businesses on accounting requirements for contracts with the Department of Defense, thus improving their likelihood of success in government contracting. Learn about defense contract accounting from DCAA Financial Liaison Advisors and Supervisory Auditors. Redstone Government Consulting Inc. follows with a half day version of their Accounting Compliance for Government Contractors course. Experienced trainer Courtney Edmonson leads this session, with Michael Steen, retired DCAA senior executive, answering all those questions DCAA representatives must defer. APR 1 09:00 - 12:00 Proposal Adequacy APR 8 09:00 - 12:00 Doing Business with AMCOM - Mary Birdsong: Contract Briefs, Labor Evaluations, Monitoring Subcontracts APR 15 09:00 - 12:00 Provisional Billing Rate, Vouchers, Incurred Cost Submission APR 22 09:00 - 12:00 Accounting System APR 29 13:00 - 17:00 Accounting Compliance for Defense Co… Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. WBCNA (BizTech building) 515 Sparkman Dr. NW Huntsville, AL 35816.

Warriors to the Workforce Hiring Event

Educational & Lecture The American Freedom Foundation has once again partnered with the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) to create Warriors To The Workforce for veterans, transitioning military service members and military spouses. This annual hiring event and workshops presented by SourceAmerica™ and GES in association with Still Serving Veterans will be held in conjunction with the 2015 AUSA ILW Global Force Symposium and Exposition on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the Von Braun Center in North Hall. Warriors To The Workforce is part of the American Freedom Foundation’s nationwide initiative to help veterans find jobs. The event brings together major companies from throughout the country to profile their services and provide employment opportunities for our veterans. Attending veterans have the chance to talk with employers, submit qualifications and even participate in job interviews on the spot. In addition to the hiring event, Warriors To The Workforce will include workshops for veterans, transitioning military s… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center North Hall. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: FREE. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

101 Rocket City Inventions

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

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Time Travel Adventure Burritt on the Mountain TTA LogoOnce 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. The adventure begins on Saturday, March 21-September 21. Be sure to save th… 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, April 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.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, April 1, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Horse in Colored Pencils

Downtown Huntsville $112 Admission, Located in ChromAddict Studio 2025 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. To register please contact Carrie Alderfer at alderfer@chromaddict.com . Love horses? Love drawing? Then join us for a colored pencil class. Using Prismacolor Premier colored pencils, we will draw this photo of a horse using the grid method. We will work on creating a realistic fur and hair. Demonstrations will be given in class and there will be time to work on our drawings together. Paper will be provided. Be prepared to work on your drawing at home in order to complete it. If you have a smart phone or iPad, please bring it to draw from. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Gus Hergert

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Bluegrass Jam

Social Events & More Food Truck: Hot Box. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Nightlife Venue: Straight to Ale. Brewery: Straight to Ale. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Wine Love Wednesday

Social Events & More Enjoy a series of high-end wine and food pairings.  Each month highlights different wines and food from around the world.  Food is prepared by Chef Merle Phillip, owner and executive chef of The Eaves Restaurant. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Church Street Wine Shoppe, 501 Church Street, Huntsville AL. 35801.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture What: “From Cotton to the Cosmos” a Huntsville Retrospective Where: The Burritt Mansion at Burritt on the Mountain April 1st – September 7th Tickets: Included in General Admission Information: (256) 536-2882 or burrittonthemountain.com Media Contact: Not for print Caroline Buncick at 256-512-5570 or caroline.buncick@huntsvilleal.gov 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 Admi… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, April 2, 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, April 2, 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 27, 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, April 2, 2015.

Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and the Golden Age of Painting in Europe

Museums, Studios & Galleries Huntsville Museum of Art exhibition The economic growth that swept Europe during the 17th and 18th century fueled a golden age of painting. Religious upheavals transformed the way people thought about and utilized art. Technical aspects of art making were honed and codified, as art academies grew in power. The number of artists and the number of art collectors grew exponentially during this period, as the fine arts reached an increasingly wider audience. This exhibition features more than 70 major works by master painters from the renowned collection of The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. 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. Cost: Museum admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 2, 2015.

YAM 2015: Exhibition for Youth Art Month

Museums, Studios & Galleries YAM 2015: Exhibition for Youth Art Month March 15 – April 19, 2015 YAM is an annual gathering of exuberant artwork from North Alabama K-12 students, organized in observance of March’s Youth Art Month. YAM emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages public support for quality school art programs. Accompanied by the annual Visual Arts Achievement Exhibition, which presents the blue ribbon finalist artworks of middle and high school students in Alabama’s 5th Congressional District, and the Teacher’s Biennial Art Exhibition. 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. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 2, 2015.

William Thomas Art Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Saturday January 10, 2015 - Wednesday April 15, 2015: Boeing Education Center and Murray Hall The Garden is hosting the work of William Thomas, a Southern botanical realism artist. His paintings depict both foliage and floral specimens, mainly in acrylic on canvas. His paintings are vibrant and large (most being 40” x 30”), showing their natural beauty. Visit William Thomas’s exhibit “En Masse” at the Garden. For more information about William Thomas visit williamthomasart.com. For information about his exhibit here, contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. No admission fee. Meet the artist Saturday, March 7, 2015. Details will be posted when available. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 2, 2015.

Money Smart For Small Business / Jane K. Lowe Financial Literacy Program / Spring 2015

Educational & Lecture Money Smart for Small Business is a training program for small businesses developed jointly by FDIC and SBA. Delivered in ten 1-hour sessions, participants are introduced to a different topic in each session and provided an overview, basic concepts, and key points relative to that topic. Session 1: 3/05/15 Organizational Types Session 2: 3/12/15 Time Management Session 3: 3/19/15 Financial Management Session 4: 3/26/15 Record Keeping Session 5: 4/02/15 Banking Services Available to Small Businesses Session 6: 4/09/15 Credit Reporting Session 7: 4/16/15 Risk Management Session 8: 4/23/15 Insurance Session 9: 4/30/15 Tax Planning and Reporting Session 10: 5/07/15 Selling a Small Business and Succession Planning Who Needs This Program? New and aspiring entrepreneurs Persons without formal financial training Existing business owners who want to know more about financials Anyone interested in increasing their "financial IQ Classes held every Thursday morning from 8:00 a.m.… Cost: $10, $15 at the door. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM. Women's Business Center of North Alabama 515 Sparkman Drive Huntsville, AL 35816.

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, April 2, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Homeschool Spring Adventure Series

Educational & Lecture STEAM Curriculum: Lessons rich in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics MATHEMATICS in Motion – The movements of heavenly bodies have been successfully computed in various ways throughout history.  Use math to discover how Newton, Kepler and Einstein demonstrated various orbits. Ages 6 – 8 meet from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and ages 9 – 13 meet from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Robotics – Learn the secrets of building and programming LEGO Mindstorms and take a dive into our 24-foot Underwater Astronaut Trainer tank using a SeaPerch remotely-operated vehicle.  Ages 6 – 8 meet from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and ages 9 – 13 meet from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. One course participation: $99 per course; discounted to $89 for each additional sibling Two courses plus lunch (full day): $233 for full day curriculum including a Mars Meal for lunch each day; discounted to $210 for each additional sibling Minimum of 12 students per course and maximum of 20 Reservations, paid in advance, are required. Limite… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/02.24.15/homeschool-adventure-day. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

101 Rocket City Inventions

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

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Time Travel Adventure Burritt on the Mountain TTA LogoOnce 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. The adventure begins on Saturday, March 21-September 21. Be sure to save th… 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, April 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.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, April 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Tour For Life Pet Adoption

Social Events & More Huntsville Animal Services and North Shore Animal League are working together to help save the lives of shelter pets. The New York agency is bringing its 40-foot Tour for Life bus for an exhibition and adoption event on Thursday, April 2, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Huntsville Shelter, 4950 Triana Boulevard.  It’s a day filled with pet adoptions and animal friendly fun! Don’t miss this opportunity for special adoption fees along with a limited number of free large dogs and barn cats. Medium and small breed canines will be available at reduced fees of $35 and $50. The cost includes rabies vaccination, spay or neuter, license tag and collar. The Tour for Life event includes a host of animal related vendors featuring pet products and services. Families can enjoy free hot dogs, cotton candy and snow cones while they visit the animals and browse the vendors. Participants are also eligible for raffle prizes – baskets filled with goodies to please pets and their owners. Tour for Life helps animal shelters arou… Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Huntsville Animal Shelter 4950 Triana Boulevard Huntsville, AL 35805.

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, April 2, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Thursday Night Swing

Educational & Lecture $10 Lesson $5 Dance only, Located in the Flying Monkey Theatre on the second floor of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Come Dance With Us! 6:30-7:30 PM: Lesson, 7:30-10:00 PM: Open Dancing. NO PARTNER REQUIRED! EVER! If you haven’t already heard Thursday Night Swing is back and better than ever!  It’s bringing back a weekly DJ’d open dance venue and intermediate lesson space for Huntsville Alabama. We are going to be throwing down tunes by some of the best DJ’s in Huntsville! More info at www.huntsvilleswing.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

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, April 2, 2015, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

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, April 2, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Alex Dieterich

Music Nightlife Venue: Blue Pants Brewery. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Brews and Brush Tulip Painting

Social Events & More Tap your creativity with a step-by-step painting class at local breweries. April 2nd join Brews and Brush at The Brew Stooges for a Spring tulip painting. Cost includes, all supplies, instruction, light snacks, and fun! Visit www.facebook.com/BrewsandBrush to learn more. Cost: $30. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. The Brew Stooges Brewery 109 Maple Ave NW Huntsville, AL 35801.

Thursday Night Swing

Educational & Lecture $10 Lesson $5 Dance only, Located in the Flying Monkey Theatre on the second floor of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Come Dance With Us! 6:30-7:30 PM: Lesson, 7:30-10:00 PM: Open Dancing. NO PARTNER REQUIRED! EVER! If you haven’t already heard Thursday Night Swing is back and better than ever!  It’s bringing back a weekly DJ’d open dance venue and intermediate lesson space for Huntsville Alabama. We are going to be throwing down tunes by some of the best DJ’s in Huntsville! More info at www.huntsvilleswing.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Dr. Linda Krause- Earth's Weird Weather: Space Lightning, Gamma Ray Bursts, and Anti-matter Particle Beams at HAL5

Educational & Lecture Our next program will be on Thursday, April 2, 7 pm at the Huntsville - Madison County Main Public Library's Auditorium. Dr. Linda H. Krause, Solar/Solar-Terrestrial Physics, NASA MSFC and NSSTC will be talk about "Our Earth's Weird Weather: Space Lightning, Gamma Ray Bursts, and Anti-Matter Particle Beams." The event is free and open to the public. A social will follow the program at the IHOP on University. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Pinocchio & the Blue Fairy/Swan Lake Act II

Educational & Lecture Join Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre's annual production of a fairytale ballet! Pinocchio & the Blue Fairy is an original ballet choreographed by David Herriott. Swan Lake Act II is staged by Keren Gibb Hilliard. Call 256.881.5930 for tickets and group prices. April 2-4. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $12-$16. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Adam Gurhtrie Trio

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Bike Night featuring Big Daddy Kingfish

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 8:00 PM – Friday, April 3, 2015, 12:00 AM.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture What: “From Cotton to the Cosmos” a Huntsville Retrospective Where: The Burritt Mansion at Burritt on the Mountain April 1st – September 7th Tickets: Included in General Admission Information: (256) 536-2882 or burrittonthemountain.com Media Contact: Not for print Caroline Buncick at 256-512-5570 or caroline.buncick@huntsvilleal.gov 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 Admi… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Friday, April 3, 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, April 3, 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 27, 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, April 3, 2015.

Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and the Golden Age of Painting in Europe

Museums, Studios & Galleries Huntsville Museum of Art exhibition The economic growth that swept Europe during the 17th and 18th century fueled a golden age of painting. Religious upheavals transformed the way people thought about and utilized art. Technical aspects of art making were honed and codified, as art academies grew in power. The number of artists and the number of art collectors grew exponentially during this period, as the fine arts reached an increasingly wider audience. This exhibition features more than 70 major works by master painters from the renowned collection of The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. 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. Cost: Museum admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 3, 2015.

YAM 2015: Exhibition for Youth Art Month

Museums, Studios & Galleries YAM 2015: Exhibition for Youth Art Month March 15 – April 19, 2015 YAM is an annual gathering of exuberant artwork from North Alabama K-12 students, organized in observance of March’s Youth Art Month. YAM emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages public support for quality school art programs. Accompanied by the annual Visual Arts Achievement Exhibition, which presents the blue ribbon finalist artworks of middle and high school students in Alabama’s 5th Congressional District, and the Teacher’s Biennial Art Exhibition. 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. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 3, 2015.

William Thomas Art Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Saturday January 10, 2015 - Wednesday April 15, 2015: Boeing Education Center and Murray Hall The Garden is hosting the work of William Thomas, a Southern botanical realism artist. His paintings depict both foliage and floral specimens, mainly in acrylic on canvas. His paintings are vibrant and large (most being 40” x 30”), showing their natural beauty. Visit William Thomas’s exhibit “En Masse” at the Garden. For more information about William Thomas visit williamthomasart.com. For information about his exhibit here, contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. No admission fee. Meet the artist Saturday, March 7, 2015. Details will be posted when available. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 3, 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, April 3, 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, April 3, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Easter Egg Hunt and Open Play

Kids Join us Friday, April 3rd for a hoppin' good time! The Egg-stra Special 2 hour events will open with an Easter Egg Hunt in and around our inflatables followed by lots of bouncing! Your admission price includes the Easter Egg Hunt and 90 minutes of bouncing in the arena. After playing we will enjoy a pizza lunch (2 slices of pizza and a drink) in our party room! Our Easter Special Event is very popular so be sure to reserve your spot today!! $10+tax per child, $3+tax per adult eating pizza. Ages 2-4 will be allowed to Hunt 5 minutes before the older children. Venue/ Attraction: Pump It Up. Cost: $10+tax per child, $3+tax per adult eating pizza. Event Web Link: http://pumpitupparty.com/events-and-activities/huntsville-al. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Time Travel Adventure Burritt on the Mountain TTA LogoOnce 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. The adventure begins on Saturday, March 21-September 21. Be sure to save th… 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, April 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

A Hopping Good Time: Egg Hunt and Bunny Storytime

Kids A celebration of spring with bunny storytime and an egg hunt in the Youth Services Department! 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, April 3, 2015, 3:00 PM – 3:40 PM.

Easter Egg Hunt and Open Play

Kids Join us Friday, April 3rd for a hoppin' good time! The Egg-stra Special 2 hour events will open with an Easter Egg Hunt in and around our inflatables followed by lots of bouncing! Your admission price includes the Easter Egg Hunt and 90 minutes of bouncing in the arena. After playing we will enjoy a pizza lunch (2 slices of pizza and a drink) in our party room! Our Easter Special Event is very popular so be sure to reserve your spot today!! $10+tax per child, $3+tax per adult eating pizza. Ages 2-4 will be allowed to Hunt 5 minutes before the older children. Venue/ Attraction: Pump It Up. Cost: $10+tax per child, $3+tax per adult eating pizza. Event Web Link: http://pumpitupparty.com/events-and-activities/huntsville-al. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 3, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Communty Seder

Seasonal You are invited to Temple B'nai Sholom's Community Seder.. Tickets must be purchased in advance by March 30th Please call the Temple office for information 256-536-4771. Cost: $35 per person. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 3, 2015, 5:45 PM – 8:45 PM. Church of the Nativity 208 Eustis Avenue. Huntsville, AL 35901.

Clara Belle and the Creeps Concert on the Dock

Music Come on down to Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment for the return of Concerts on the Dock – our free eclectic Friday night concert series! We’re opening the spring season with Clara Belle and the Creeps, along with Serious Sam Barrett and J.D. Wilkes. Kicking off the night is Serious Sam Barrett  – a Yorkshire Folk singer/songwriter from Leeds, UK. Second to the stage is J.D. Wilkes of the Legendary Shack Shakers fame. Then Clara Belle and the Creeps hit the stage. Presenting fresh sounds with a doo-wop sadness, Clara Belle and the Creeps take the sad blue moon and set it to music! The Muscle Shoals based group is fronted by twelve-year-old singer/songwriter “Clara Belle” (Gracie Barrier) who carries the “old soul” of southern grace. Concerts on the Dock is a family and pet friendly event so bring your dogs on leashes, lawn chairs, picnics, dancing shoes and hula hoops. Concerts on the Dock are always FREE but we collect a $2.00 suggested donation for parking. Please carpool! This concert is sponsored by Liquo… Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 3, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Clara Belle and the Creeps Concert on the Dock

Downtown Huntsville Free, $2 Suggested Parking Donation, Located on the East Dock of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Come on down to Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment for the return of 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. We're opening the spring season with Clara Belle and the Creeps and Serious Sam Barrett. Kicking off the night is Serious Sam Barrett  - a Yorkshire Folk singer/songwriter from Leeds, UK. Then Clara Belle and the Creeps hit the stage. Presenting fresh sounds with a doo-wop sadness, Clara Belle and the Creeps take the sad blue moon and set it to music! The Muscle Shoals based group is fronted by twelve-year-old singer/songwriter “Clara Belle” (Gracie Barrier) who carries the “old soul” of southern grace. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 3, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Date Night: Screen Printing

Downtown Huntsville $65 Per Couple, Located in Green Pea Press Studio 122 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Participants must register in advance either by visiting Green Pea Press in studio or emailing info@greenpeapress.com. Treat your sweetheart to a one-of-a-kind date night! Print your own t-shirts together while you enjoy your favorite beverage and light refreshments. Instructors Rachel Lackey & Martin Blanco will give a short overview of the entire screen printing process, but rather than a full educational class, this is intended to be a fun and relaxed hands-on workshop. Couples will get to expose and wash out the screen, then use it to print your own items with the ink color of your choice. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 3, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Date Night: Screen Printing

Educational & Lecture $65 Per Couple, Located in Green Pea Press Studio 122 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Participants must register in advance either by visiting Green Pea Press in studio or emailing info@greenpeapress.com. Treat your sweetheart to a one-of-a-kind date night! Print your own t-shirts together while you enjoy your favorite beverage and light refreshments. Instructors Rachel Lackey & Martin Blanco will give a short overview of the entire screen printing process, but rather than a full educational class, this is intended to be a fun and relaxed hands-on workshop. Couples will get to expose and wash out the screen, then use it to print your own items with the ink color of your choice. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 3, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

First Friday Book Club

Educational & Lecture Located in Jennifer Pinkley’s Studio 131 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Do you love to read? If you’re interested in getting involved in a book club, join the First Fridays Book Club. We meet the first Friday of every month at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment in local writer Jennifer Pinkley's studio 131. Everyone is welcome! Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 3, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Robby Eichman

Music Nightlife Venue: Blue Pants Brewery. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 3, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Pinocchio & the Blue Fairy/Swan Lake Act II

Educational & Lecture Join Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre's annual production of a fairytale ballet! Pinocchio & the Blue Fairy is an original ballet choreographed by David Herriott. Swan Lake Act II is staged by Keren Gibb Hilliard. Call 256.881.5930 for tickets and group prices. April 2-4. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $12-$16. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 3, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Alabama Creative Artists present "Night, Mother"

Performing Arts & Film Alabama Creative Artists present "Night,Mother'" By Marsha Norman   Date and Times:     April 3, 7:30pm     April 4, 7:30pm     April 5, 3:00pm     April 10, 7:30pm     April 11, 7:30pm     April 12, 3:00pm     April 17, 7:30pm     April 18, 7:30pm     April 19, 3:00pm Synopsis: The scene is the living room/kitchen of a small house on an isolated country road, which is shared by Jessie (Raye Bonham Carter) and her mother (Gena Rawdon). Jessie's father is dead; her loveless marriage ended in divorce; her absent son is a petty thief and ne'er-do-well; her last job didn't work out and, in general, her life is stale and unprofitable. As the play begins Jessie asks for her father's gun and calmly announces that she intends to kill herself. At first her mother refuses to take her seriously, but as Jessie sets about tidying the house and making lists of things to be looked after, her sense of desperate helplessness begins to build. In the end, with the inexorability of genuine tragedy, she can only s… Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 3, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 9009 Memorial Parkway SE Suite E in Huntsville Alabama.

Calico,Scott Morgan, Astronomical Blues Society & Robby Eichmann

Downtown Huntsville Calico on the patio Scott Morgan inside Astronomical Blues Society on the patio Robby Eichmann inside. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 3, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, April 4, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Fuzzy Gouda

Music Nightlife Venue: Diamonds. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 3, 2015, 9:00 PM – Saturday, April 4, 2015, 1:00 AM.

An Abstract Theory

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 3, 2015, 9:00 PM – Saturday, April 4, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Sam Burchfield In Concert at Tangled String Studios!

Music Don't miss this opportunity to hear the talented Sam Burchfield and his band play at Tangled String Studios! This show begins at 9:30 pm, following the first Spring Concert on the Dock at Lowe Mill! Feel free to bring refreshments to the show. Sam Burchfield creates a masterful blend of blues, rock, funk and folk, influenced by the likes of ZZ Ward, Ray LaMontagne, James Morrison, and early Jack Johnson. He has taken the diversity of modern music and blended it into his own multiple-genre style. Soulful vocals and folk-influenced lyrics combine with a foundation in southern blues and funk to produce an exciting sound from this up-and-coming musician. Sam has shared the stage with notable acts such as St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Josh Garrels, and YouTube sensation Noah Guthrie. He also auditioned for American Idol in 2014 and was chosen as a contestant to go to Hollywood. While he has achieved much success as a young artist, the potential is limitless for this youthful dreamer and his noble guitar, Sass… Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $18. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 3, 2015, 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM.

Voodoo Lounge 8th Anniv. w/ Microwave Dave & The Nukes

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 3, 2015, 9:30 PM – Saturday, April 4, 2015, 1:30 AM.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture What: “From Cotton to the Cosmos” a Huntsville Retrospective Where: The Burritt Mansion at Burritt on the Mountain April 1st – September 7th Tickets: Included in General Admission Information: (256) 536-2882 or burrittonthemountain.com Media Contact: Not for print Caroline Buncick at 256-512-5570 or caroline.buncick@huntsvilleal.gov 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 Admi… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Saturday, April 4, 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, April 4, 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 27, 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, April 4, 2015.

Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and the Golden Age of Painting in Europe

Museums, Studios & Galleries Huntsville Museum of Art exhibition The economic growth that swept Europe during the 17th and 18th century fueled a golden age of painting. Religious upheavals transformed the way people thought about and utilized art. Technical aspects of art making were honed and codified, as art academies grew in power. The number of artists and the number of art collectors grew exponentially during this period, as the fine arts reached an increasingly wider audience. This exhibition features more than 70 major works by master painters from the renowned collection of The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. 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. Cost: Museum admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015.

YAM 2015: Exhibition for Youth Art Month

Museums, Studios & Galleries YAM 2015: Exhibition for Youth Art Month March 15 – April 19, 2015 YAM is an annual gathering of exuberant artwork from North Alabama K-12 students, organized in observance of March’s Youth Art Month. YAM emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages public support for quality school art programs. Accompanied by the annual Visual Arts Achievement Exhibition, which presents the blue ribbon finalist artworks of middle and high school students in Alabama’s 5th Congressional District, and the Teacher’s Biennial Art Exhibition. 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. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015.

William Thomas Art Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Saturday January 10, 2015 - Wednesday April 15, 2015: Boeing Education Center and Murray Hall The Garden is hosting the work of William Thomas, a Southern botanical realism artist. His paintings depict both foliage and floral specimens, mainly in acrylic on canvas. His paintings are vibrant and large (most being 40” x 30”), showing their natural beauty. Visit William Thomas’s exhibit “En Masse” at the Garden. For more information about William Thomas visit williamthomasart.com. For information about his exhibit here, contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. No admission fee. Meet the artist Saturday, March 7, 2015. Details will be posted when available. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015.

River City Run 10K/5K/Fun Run

Sports River City Run 10K/5K/Fun Run Point Mallard Park Decatur, AL. Jon Elmore: Jklca5@att.net River City Runner Event: http://www.naolweb.com/rivercityrunner/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Point Mallard Park Decatur, AL.

I Race Because I CARE

Sports Big Cove Creek Greenway through the Annie B. Hayes Nature Preserve. The course is flat, paved and scenic. Distance certified by the USATF. Angi Vroom, angivroom@bellsouth.net. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. New Hope, Al.

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, April 4, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Huntsville Quarter Midget Association Race Regional Dixie Shootout

Sports Join us for our regional series the Dixie Shootout. There will be racers from all over the US. Quarter Midget racing is for children (boys and girls) ranging from 5-16. Classes range from novice drivers that run at average speeds of 15-20 miles per hour to fully modified classes that can reach speeds up to 40 miles per hour. Anyone can come and watch for free and concessions are available for purchase. Quarter Midget racing is not a “drop off your kid” kind of sport, but an involved family sport. Few other sports permit all members of the family to participate. The kids do the driving while other family members serve as pit crews, chief mechanics, scorers, timekeepers, and operators of the concession stand booth. Quarter Midget racing teaches the meaning of sportsmanship, fair play, following rules, and how to be a good winner or a gracious loser. It teaches patience... A Quarter Midget car is a scaled-down version of an actual midget racer, approximately 1/4 scale. The cars are built around a tub… Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Huntsville Quarter Midget Race Track 4275 East Scrimsher Lane Huntsville, AL 35805.

Scholarship Fund Run 8K

Sports Saturday - 9AM - Huntsville Middle School Tab Barnett, (256) 883-5124. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Huntsville Middle School 817 Adams Street Southeast Huntsville, AL 35801.

Science of Dyeing Easter Eggs

Educational & Lecture Science of Dyeing Easter Eggs Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm Hop into Easter egg science with this chemistry lesson  that explains how dyeing eggs works. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/04.05.15/science-dyeing-easter-eggs. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 9:00 AM – 6:00 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, April 4, 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, April 4, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Book Swap

Downtown Huntsville EarlyWorks Children’s Museum will have a Book Swap the first Saturday of every month in its lobby.  Dust off those books you no longer need and bring them to us.  For every two books you bring you get to pick out and take one new book home.  You can also simple bring books to donate to United Way which will go to children and classrooms in need in the area.  We have a wide selection of books for kids and adults.  No admission is required.  This event is open to all and completely free. What is a book swap? A book swap is an opportunity to exchange books that you have already read for books that are new to you. Where will the book swap be located? The book swap will be located in the Lunch Pail at the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum at 404 Madison Street, Huntsville, AL 35801. When can I join the fun? The book swap will be hosted every first Saturday of the month between the hours of 10:00AM-2:00PM.  Our first book swap will be October 4th. Do I have to bring a book in? There is opportunity to purchas… Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/monthly-book-swap/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

APAC Egg Hunt

Kids Please join Alabama Pre/Post Adoption Connections for an egg hunt for local foster and adoptive children and their families. We will have an egg hunt, games, prizes, crafts, and other entertainment. Located at Optimist Park, 703 Oakwood Avenue NE, Huntsville, Alabama. To RSVP, please contact Robbie Shockey at 256-539-5828 or at rshockey@childrensaid.org. Is the event free? Yes. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Optimist Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Bunny Bonanza

Kids Garden members, hop into fun with Bunny Bonanza as we celebrate that egg-cellent time of the year again. We’re stuffing 10,000 eggs with candy and scattering them in the Garden. Keep your eyes open for golden eggs with special prizes inside. Steve Metz from Metropolitan DJ is going to be in charge of music and we’ll have games, refreshments and other activities. Show off your fun, crazy, “chick” or beautiful bonnet in the Easter Bonnet Parade. It’s $5 per child for this event. Registration in advance is recommended. Not a member? Now would be the perfect time to join and take advantage of Bunny Bonanza, one of many member benefits. Join online or in the Shoppe at the Garden. Festivities will be held in various areas of the Garden and egg hunt locations will be mapped out and clearly marked. Please see the egg hunt schedule below and plan to arrive well in advance of the scheduled times with your Garden membership card and Bunny Bonanza ticket in hand. Egg hunt schedule:     0-2 years old: 10:30 am… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&type=events&viewMoreType=events&typeID=260. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.hsvbg.org.

Nature Explorers’ Club

Kids The Nature Explorers’ Club is a fun literacy-based nature experience developed by The Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. Popular children’s books are the background. Two sessions are held on each day scheduled – 10-11am and 1-2pm. Geared for children in Preschool – 4th Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather in clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. SEPTEMBER Saturday, 6th and Tuesday, 9th-  GET TO KNOW A TREE , Tuesday, 30th- POND HABITAT AT HAYS OCTOBER Saturday, 4th and Tuesday, 7th- A LEAF SHAPE ADVENTURE , Tuesday 28th- SQUIRRELS NOVEMBER Saturday, 1st and Tuesday, 4th- YOUR VERY OWN STORY  , Tuesday, 25th- OWLS  DECEMBER Saturday, 6th and Tuesday, 9th- YOUR SPECIAL PATH JANUARY Saturday, 3rd and Tuesday, 6th- ANIMAL SIGNS  , Tuesday, 27th- ANIMAL HOMES FEBRUARY Tuesday, 3rd- GROUNDHOGS  , Saturday, 7th and Tuesday, 10th- AMAZING SEEDS  MARCH Tuesday, 3rd- SHAPES IN NATURE , … Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.natureexplore.org/certified/JDAnnieSHaysNaturePreserve.cfm. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Hays Nature Preserve. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Spring Science

Kids Come join us as we hop into some sweet science activities celebrating spring! Visitors will learn how to perform magic tricks with eggs, stage a battle with Peeps in the microwave, and we will even live chicks and chickens visiting to celebrate spring! Venue/ Attraction: Sci-Quest, Hands-On Science Center. Cost: Included with general admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://sci-quest.org/plan-your-visit/spring-science. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Time Travel Adventure Burritt on the Mountain TTA LogoOnce 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. The adventure begins on Saturday, March 21-September 21. Be sure to save th… 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, April 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Village of Providence announces inaugural Easter Egg Roll presented by Refuge Church

Kids Village of Providence announces inaugural Easter Egg Roll presented by Refuge Church HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The Village of Providence will be hosting their inaugural Easter Egg Roll on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.  The event is scheduled to take place in The Village of Providence Park and is presented by Refuge Church. The free event is open to toddlers (2, 3 and 4 year olds) through fifth graders.  Participants will be divided into four age groups. 10:15am - Toddlers (2, 3, and 4 year olds) 10:45am - Kindergaren & 1st grade 11:15am - 2nd & 3rd grade 11:45am - 4th & 5th grade Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each age division and all participants will receive a goody bag with candy, stickers and other treats.  Many of the Village of Providence businesses will also be hosting free, family friendly activities during the event. The popular Unknown Lyric musical group will also be providing entertainment to the attendees. Registration is required at the event and participa… Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Village of Providence Park in Village of Providence.

Dublin Park Helicopter Egg Drop

Seasonal Daystar Church is partnering with the City of Madison to sponsor Dublin Park's 18th Annual Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, April 4th, at 10am at Dublin Park in Madison. This year's event features a helicopter egg drop with 20,000 eggs, tons of prizes and some of your favorite characters including the Easter Bunny! Join the excitement at this FREE community event. Gates open at 9:30! *Daystar Church is a multi-site congregation focused on community transformation through the love and power of Jesus Christ. The church has three campuses in North Alabama including the Madison Campus which launched in January of this year. The Madison Campus currently meets at Horizon Elementary School on Old Madison Pike at 10:30am each Sunday. For more info email madison@daystarchurch.tv. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: FREE. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/360026677525925/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Dublin Park 8324 Madison Pike Madison, AL 35758.

Digital Painting

Educational & Lecture $49 Admission, Located in Studio 318 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. This is an ongoing course that requires a monthly subscription. Must register in advance by contacting Brian Curnel at 256-652-6180. The course is designed to introduce you to digital painting platforms Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop.  You may use other platforms as well like Gimp, ArtRange etc.  The class is based on the application of fine art techniques in a digital environment. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Guided Walking Tours of Decatur’s Historic District

Museums, Studios & Galleries The Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau announces the return of free, guided walking tours each Saturday in the month of April. Residents and visitors are invited to take part in a casual stroll through historic Decatur and learn about the city’s history and heritage. Scheduled for April 4, 11, 18, and 25, the one-hour walking tour begins at 10 a.m. at the Old State Bank. Knowledgeable guides will escort participants through historic neighborhoods and landmarks where they will share the history of the city and entertaining accounts of the city’s storied past. The tour features a different route, theme, and tour guide each Saturday. April 4 – Scottsboro Boys tour led by Peggy Towns. Tour includes a visit to the exhibit at the Morgan County Archives. April 11 – Old State Bank and Historic Depot tour led by David Breland April 18 - Old Decatur Historic Neighborhood tour led by Squee Bailey April 25 – Civil War tour led by Jonathan Baggs Reservations are not required and tours a… Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Meet at: Old State Bank 925 Bank St NE Decatur, AL 35601.

"Baskets Full of Fun" Easter Jubilee

Kids "Baskets Full of Fun" Easter Jubilee Apr 04, 2015 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Burritt Mansion & Park Join us for "Burritt's Baskets Full of Fun" Easter Jubilee! We will once again host a day of rollicking springtime fun at the come-and-go event for kids and families! This year enjoy Easter the same old-fashioned pioneer way on Saturday, April 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.nGrab your Easter basket and collect eggs and treats from Burritt's frontier friends historic costumed characters. Come for an hour or two or all day! During the event kids can visit with the Easter Bunny, enjoy live music and experience our new special event, Time Travel Adventure. Ya'll come! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/baskets-full-of-fun-easter-jubilee. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

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, April 4, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville Route.

Artist Market

Downtown Huntsville Free, located in the Flying Monkey Arts on the second floor of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Local artists and others are invited to set up a booth at the Flying Monkey Arts and sell their wares to the public. There will be art, jewelry, vintage clothing, and more interesting things for sale inside our facility – safe from rain. Vendor registration check flyingmonkeyarts.org. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Nature Explorers’ Club

Kids The Nature Explorers’ Club is a fun literacy-based nature experience developed by The Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. Popular children’s books are the background. Two sessions are held on each day scheduled – 10-11am and 1-2pm. Geared for children in Preschool – 4th Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather in clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. SEPTEMBER Saturday, 6th and Tuesday, 9th-  GET TO KNOW A TREE , Tuesday, 30th- POND HABITAT AT HAYS OCTOBER Saturday, 4th and Tuesday, 7th- A LEAF SHAPE ADVENTURE , Tuesday 28th- SQUIRRELS NOVEMBER Saturday, 1st and Tuesday, 4th- YOUR VERY OWN STORY  , Tuesday, 25th- OWLS  DECEMBER Saturday, 6th and Tuesday, 9th- YOUR SPECIAL PATH JANUARY Saturday, 3rd and Tuesday, 6th- ANIMAL SIGNS  , Tuesday, 27th- ANIMAL HOMES FEBRUARY Tuesday, 3rd- GROUNDHOGS  , Saturday, 7th and Tuesday, 10th- AMAZING SEEDS  MARCH Tuesday, 3rd- SHAPES IN NATURE , … Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.natureexplore.org/certified/JDAnnieSHaysNaturePreserve.cfm. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Hays Nature Preserve. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Step Back in Time - Rope making

Kids The Historic Park Every weekend has something to offer at Burritt! Join us in the Historic Park for a FREE demonstration of a historic skill every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 pm. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

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, April 4, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

PASSION: J.S. Bach St. John Passion presented by The Huntsville Community Chorus

Music The extraordinary season will be capped off with one of the masterpieces from the greatest of them all, Johann Sebastian Bach. Marked by incredible and virtuosic solos and impressive and powerful choruses, this oratorio has stood the test of time, continuing to inspire both performers and audiences with its dramatic impact.  Our symphonic chorus will be accompanied by professional orchestra in the beautiful acoustic of First Baptist Church for this noteworthy presentation on the Saturday afternoon of Easter weekend! Venue/ Attraction: First Baptist Church Huntsville. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Paint Along: Tardis

Downtown Huntsville Paint Along: Tardis, 3-5:30 PM, $35 Admission, Located in ChromAddict Studio 2025 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. To register please contact Carrie Alderfer at alderfer@chromaddict.com. Come enjoy a fun night out with other Dr. Who fans! We’ll use basic shapes and templates to help us draw the Tardis. Basic instruction on how to paint, what colors to use and what part of the piece to work on next will be given, but everyone is encouraged to choose paint colors, experiment, and be creative. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Paint Along: Tardis

Downtown Huntsville Located in ChromAddict Studio 2025 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. To register please contact Carrie Alderfer at alderfer@chromaddict.com. Come enjoy a fun night out with other Dr. Who fans! We’ll use basic shapes and templates to help us draw the Tardis. Basic instruction on how to paint, what colors to use and what part of the piece to work on next will be given, but everyone is encouraged to choose paint colors, experiment, and be creative. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Dead Saturday World Premiere (a short film screening)

Social Events & More View “Dead Saturday, a short film shot in Union Grove, AL, featuring Oscar Nominee,  Eric Roberts followed by Q&A with the film maker. Food Truck: Rocket Dogs. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Nightlife Venue: Straight to Ale. Brewery: Straight to Ale. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Pinocchio & the Blue Fairy/Swan Lake Act II

Educational & Lecture Join Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre's annual production of a fairytale ballet! Pinocchio & the Blue Fairy is an original ballet choreographed by David Herriott. Swan Lake Act II is staged by Keren Gibb Hilliard. Call 256.881.5930 for tickets and group prices. April 2-4. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $12-$16. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Alabama Creative Artists present "Night, Mother"

Performing Arts & Film Alabama Creative Artists present "Night,Mother'" By Marsha Norman   Date and Times:     April 3, 7:30pm     April 4, 7:30pm     April 5, 3:00pm     April 10, 7:30pm     April 11, 7:30pm     April 12, 3:00pm     April 17, 7:30pm     April 18, 7:30pm     April 19, 3:00pm Synopsis: The scene is the living room/kitchen of a small house on an isolated country road, which is shared by Jessie (Raye Bonham Carter) and her mother (Gena Rawdon). Jessie's father is dead; her loveless marriage ended in divorce; her absent son is a petty thief and ne'er-do-well; her last job didn't work out and, in general, her life is stale and unprofitable. As the play begins Jessie asks for her father's gun and calmly announces that she intends to kill herself. At first her mother refuses to take her seriously, but as Jessie sets about tidying the house and making lists of things to be looked after, her sense of desperate helplessness begins to build. In the end, with the inexorability of genuine tragedy, she can only s… Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 9009 Memorial Parkway SE Suite E in Huntsville Alabama.

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, April 4, 2015, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Astronomical Blues Society & Robby Eichmann

Downtown Huntsville Astronomical Blues Society on patio Robby Eichmann inside. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 8:00 PM – Sunday, April 5, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Can't Afford Cable Presents: Clockwork Comedy

Downtown Huntsville Synopsis: Join us for another night of laughs with some of your favorite local comedians at Clockwork Comedy presented by Can’t Afford Cable. Tonight’s show will be hosted by Patrick Cunningham. We’ll be featuring local favorites Scott Eason, Ari Kobler, and Matthew Tate, and Knoxville’s Jay Kendrick, and JC Ratliff. Tickets:  $10. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Rickey Smiley & Friends

Downtown Huntsville All seats are reserved for: $67.75, $52.75 & $47.75. *Ticket Prices are subject to change. Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office,  ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Dizzy Trip

Music Nightlife Venue: Diamonds. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 9:00 PM – Sunday, April 5, 2015, 1:00 AM.

Them Damn Dogs

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 9:00 PM – Sunday, April 5, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Voodoo Lounge 8th Anniv. Jam w/ LAS Band

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 9:30 PM – Sunday, April 5, 2015, 1:30 AM.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture What: “From Cotton to the Cosmos” a Huntsville Retrospective Where: The Burritt Mansion at Burritt on the Mountain April 1st – September 7th Tickets: Included in General Admission Information: (256) 536-2882 or burrittonthemountain.com Media Contact: Not for print Caroline Buncick at 256-512-5570 or caroline.buncick@huntsvilleal.gov 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 Admi… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Sunday, April 5, 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, April 5, 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 27, 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, April 5, 2015.

Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and the Golden Age of Painting in Europe

Museums, Studios & Galleries Huntsville Museum of Art exhibition The economic growth that swept Europe during the 17th and 18th century fueled a golden age of painting. Religious upheavals transformed the way people thought about and utilized art. Technical aspects of art making were honed and codified, as art academies grew in power. The number of artists and the number of art collectors grew exponentially during this period, as the fine arts reached an increasingly wider audience. This exhibition features more than 70 major works by master painters from the renowned collection of The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. 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. Cost: Museum admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 5, 2015.

YAM 2015: Exhibition for Youth Art Month

Museums, Studios & Galleries YAM 2015: Exhibition for Youth Art Month March 15 – April 19, 2015 YAM is an annual gathering of exuberant artwork from North Alabama K-12 students, organized in observance of March’s Youth Art Month. YAM emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages public support for quality school art programs. Accompanied by the annual Visual Arts Achievement Exhibition, which presents the blue ribbon finalist artworks of middle and high school students in Alabama’s 5th Congressional District, and the Teacher’s Biennial Art Exhibition. 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. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 5, 2015.

William Thomas Art Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Saturday January 10, 2015 - Wednesday April 15, 2015: Boeing Education Center and Murray Hall The Garden is hosting the work of William Thomas, a Southern botanical realism artist. His paintings depict both foliage and floral specimens, mainly in acrylic on canvas. His paintings are vibrant and large (most being 40” x 30”), showing their natural beauty. Visit William Thomas’s exhibit “En Masse” at the Garden. For more information about William Thomas visit williamthomasart.com. For information about his exhibit here, contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. No admission fee. Meet the artist Saturday, March 7, 2015. Details will be posted when available. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 5, 2015.

The Robot Zoo

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

Science of Dyeing Easter Eggs

Educational & Lecture Science of Dyeing Easter Eggs Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm Hop into Easter egg science with this chemistry lesson  that explains how dyeing eggs works. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/04.05.15/science-dyeing-easter-eggs. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 5, 2015, 9:00 AM – 6:00 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, April 5, 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

101 Rocket City Inventions

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

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Time Travel Adventure Burritt on the Mountain TTA LogoOnce 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. The adventure begins on Saturday, March 21-September 21. Be sure to save th… 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, April 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Step Back in Time - Pysanki or Ukranian Easter Eggs

Kids The Historic Park Every weekend has something to offer at Burritt! Join us in the Historic Park for a FREE demonstration of a historic skill every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 pm. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Sunday, April 5, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Film Co-op Monthly Workshop

Downtown Huntsville Located in the Film Co-op Studio 251 of the Flying Monkey Arts. The Alabama Filmmakers Co-op was incorporated in 1977 as a non-profit community service to support film screenings and filmmaker education in Huntsville and the North Alabama community.  We offer monthly filmmaking workshops that are free and open to the public. Topics change from month to month but cover all aspects of amateur, hobbyist and low budget film making. Feel free to request topics of interest and brings examples of your current work to share with the group.  Also, follow us on Facebook in the group “Alabama Filmmakers Co-op”. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

2015 “Spring Burst” Guided Hike Series - Trough Springs: Celebrating a Sesquicentennial

Health & Wellness (2 miles / Difficulty: Moderate)    Land Trust Board member David Young will discuss the Civil War significance of Trough Springs and, in particular, tell the story of Lt. Col. Milus E. “Bushwhacker” Johnston and his dramatic surrender to Union Forces on May 11, 1865.  Read about the Historic Marker here. Directions: From Governor’s Drive, turn onto Monte Sano Blvd.  Trailhead parking lot is on the right, across the boulevard from Burritt on the Mountain.  ~Google Map: 2000 Monte Sano Blvd~. 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. Sunday, April 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 2000 Monte Sano Blvd SE Huntsville, AL 35801. For more info visit landtrustnal.org.

Alabama Creative Artists present "Night, Mother"

Performing Arts & Film Alabama Creative Artists present "Night,Mother'" By Marsha Norman   Date and Times:     April 3, 7:30pm     April 4, 7:30pm     April 5, 3:00pm     April 10, 7:30pm     April 11, 7:30pm     April 12, 3:00pm     April 17, 7:30pm     April 18, 7:30pm     April 19, 3:00pm Synopsis: The scene is the living room/kitchen of a small house on an isolated country road, which is shared by Jessie (Raye Bonham Carter) and her mother (Gena Rawdon). Jessie's father is dead; her loveless marriage ended in divorce; her absent son is a petty thief and ne'er-do-well; her last job didn't work out and, in general, her life is stale and unprofitable. As the play begins Jessie asks for her father's gun and calmly announces that she intends to kill herself. At first her mother refuses to take her seriously, but as Jessie sets about tidying the house and making lists of things to be looked after, her sense of desperate helplessness begins to build. In the end, with the inexorability of genuine tragedy, she can only s… Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 5, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 9009 Memorial Parkway SE Suite E in Huntsville Alabama.

Kids Art Class

Downtown Huntsville $75 Admission, Located in Denise Onwere’s Studio 314 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. To register please contact Denise at (256) 322-0184. These unique art classes are designed to encourage artistic expression through a wide variety of creative experiences, and quench the thirst of exceptional artistic minds. This unique young artist class includes 4, one hour sessions per month and encompasses fundamentals in drawing, painting, sculpture, and design. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 5, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture What: “From Cotton to the Cosmos” a Huntsville Retrospective Where: The Burritt Mansion at Burritt on the Mountain April 1st – September 7th Tickets: Included in General Admission Information: (256) 536-2882 or burrittonthemountain.com Media Contact: Not for print Caroline Buncick at 256-512-5570 or caroline.buncick@huntsvilleal.gov 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 Admi… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, April 6, 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, April 6, 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 27, 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, April 6, 2015.

Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and the Golden Age of Painting in Europe

Museums, Studios & Galleries Huntsville Museum of Art exhibition The economic growth that swept Europe during the 17th and 18th century fueled a golden age of painting. Religious upheavals transformed the way people thought about and utilized art. Technical aspects of art making were honed and codified, as art academies grew in power. The number of artists and the number of art collectors grew exponentially during this period, as the fine arts reached an increasingly wider audience. This exhibition features more than 70 major works by master painters from the renowned collection of The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. 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. Cost: Museum admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, April 6, 2015.

YAM 2015: Exhibition for Youth Art Month

Museums, Studios & Galleries YAM 2015: Exhibition for Youth Art Month March 15 – April 19, 2015 YAM is an annual gathering of exuberant artwork from North Alabama K-12 students, organized in observance of March’s Youth Art Month. YAM emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages public support for quality school art programs. Accompanied by the annual Visual Arts Achievement Exhibition, which presents the blue ribbon finalist artworks of middle and high school students in Alabama’s 5th Congressional District, and the Teacher’s Biennial Art Exhibition. 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. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, April 6, 2015.

William Thomas Art Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Saturday January 10, 2015 - Wednesday April 15, 2015: Boeing Education Center and Murray Hall The Garden is hosting the work of William Thomas, a Southern botanical realism artist. His paintings depict both foliage and floral specimens, mainly in acrylic on canvas. His paintings are vibrant and large (most being 40” x 30”), showing their natural beauty. Visit William Thomas’s exhibit “En Masse” at the Garden. For more information about William Thomas visit williamthomasart.com. For information about his exhibit here, contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. No admission fee. Meet the artist Saturday, March 7, 2015. Details will be posted when available. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, April 6, 2015.

The Robot Zoo

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

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Time Travel Adventure Burritt on the Mountain TTA LogoOnce 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. The adventure begins on Saturday, March 21-September 21. Be sure to save th… 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, April 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.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, April 6, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

LEGO Mania

Downtown Huntsville All ages The library will provide LEGOs, you provide the imagination! Chidren can build creations out of their wildest dreams. The library will put these creations on display for 1 week until the next LEGO Mania.  For more information contact Miss Annie at amatthys@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5982. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Event Web Link: http://kids.hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, April 6, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

James Irvin Solo

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, April 6, 2015, 9:30 PM – Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Doing Business with the Government

Educational & Lecture This powerful 1-day event is designed to empower Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) to understand the Federal Procurement Program for Women, to better utilize “Sources Sought” to enable WOSB set asides, to develop banking relationships for successful government contracting and to acquire marketing skills to best utilize a WOSB certification. 8:00am - 8:30am Registration / Continental Breakfast 8:30am - 8:45am Welcome by WBCNA 8:45am - 9:30am David Brock, MSFC Small Business Specialist at NASA 9:30am - 10:30am Panel Discussion:Effective Utilization of Sources Sought 10:30am - 11:30am How to Develop Banking Relationships for Government Contracting Presented by: ServisFirst 11:30am - 1:00pm Federal Procurement Program for WOSB Update Keynote Speaker: Erin Andrew, Assistant Administrator,Office of Women's Business Ownership, SBA 1:00pm - 2:00pm Panel Discussion:Sharing Lessons Learned from Successful WOSBs 2:00pm - 3:00pm Panel Discussion:How to Make an Impact with Your WOSB Certificatio… Cost: Full day -$79 (Available until March 20.) Full day - $99 Half day - $45. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Women's Business Center of North Alabama 515 Sparkman Drive Huntsville, AL 35816.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture What: “From Cotton to the Cosmos” a Huntsville Retrospective Where: The Burritt Mansion at Burritt on the Mountain April 1st – September 7th Tickets: Included in General Admission Information: (256) 536-2882 or burrittonthemountain.com Media Contact: Not for print Caroline Buncick at 256-512-5570 or caroline.buncick@huntsvilleal.gov 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 Admi… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, April 7, 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, April 7, 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 27, 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, April 7, 2015.

Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and the Golden Age of Painting in Europe

Museums, Studios & Galleries Huntsville Museum of Art exhibition The economic growth that swept Europe during the 17th and 18th century fueled a golden age of painting. Religious upheavals transformed the way people thought about and utilized art. Technical aspects of art making were honed and codified, as art academies grew in power. The number of artists and the number of art collectors grew exponentially during this period, as the fine arts reached an increasingly wider audience. This exhibition features more than 70 major works by master painters from the renowned collection of The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. 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. Cost: Museum admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

YAM 2015: Exhibition for Youth Art Month

Museums, Studios & Galleries YAM 2015: Exhibition for Youth Art Month March 15 – April 19, 2015 YAM is an annual gathering of exuberant artwork from North Alabama K-12 students, organized in observance of March’s Youth Art Month. YAM emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages public support for quality school art programs. Accompanied by the annual Visual Arts Achievement Exhibition, which presents the blue ribbon finalist artworks of middle and high school students in Alabama’s 5th Congressional District, and the Teacher’s Biennial Art Exhibition. 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. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

William Thomas Art Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Saturday January 10, 2015 - Wednesday April 15, 2015: Boeing Education Center and Murray Hall The Garden is hosting the work of William Thomas, a Southern botanical realism artist. His paintings depict both foliage and floral specimens, mainly in acrylic on canvas. His paintings are vibrant and large (most being 40” x 30”), showing their natural beauty. Visit William Thomas’s exhibit “En Masse” at the Garden. For more information about William Thomas visit williamthomasart.com. For information about his exhibit here, contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. No admission fee. Meet the artist Saturday, March 7, 2015. Details will be posted when available. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

The Robot Zoo

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

William Lafayette Quick Plane (first flight)

Educational & Lecture William Lafayette Quick Plane (first flight) Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm Build monoplanes and learn the history of the first flight in Alabama in 1908! See the original, restored Quick Plane in the suspended in the Saturn V hall. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/04.07.15/william-lafayette-quick-plane-first-flight. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 9:00 AM – 6:00 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, April 7, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Time Travel Adventure Burritt on the Mountain TTA LogoOnce 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. The adventure begins on Saturday, March 21-September 21. Be sure to save th… 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, April 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.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, April 7, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Tuesdays at 2:00 - Net-making

Kids The Historic Park Join us every Tuesday at 2:00 in the Historic Park for a FREE hands-on look at the skills needed to live on a farm in the 1800s. Topics subject to change without notice; call 256-536-2882 for more information. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/tuesdays-at-2-00-net-making. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

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, April 7, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Double Helix Dash 2015

Sports Contact: htcequipment@gmail.com Race Website: http://doublehelixdash.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology Huntsville, Al.

Jazz 'N' Swing Tuesday

Music Join us for a JAZZ 'N' SWING Tuesday w/ Live Music from some of the best dance bands in Huntsville! EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT starting at 6PM!!! Live music from 7pm - 9pm (with a DJ Before and After) DANCING ALL NIGHT! 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! Full menu and bar available! No cover charge! Club Envy (Envy Entertainment & Restaurant) 200 Oakwood Avenue, Suite J Huntsville, AL. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: 0. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Envy Entertainment & Restaurant 200 Oakwood Ave NE, Suite J Huntsville, AL 35811.

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, April 7, 2015, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Envy Entertainment & Restaurant 200 Oakwood Ave. Suite J Huntsville, AL.

Twosday {Demo + Tasting}

Social Events & More Humphrey’s Bar & Grill and Homegrown Huntsville to host Twosday {Demo + Tasting}, a cooking demonstration and food tasting series on the first Tuesday of every month. The series kicks off on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Humphrey’s Bar & Grill, 109 Washington St NE.  Each month highlights different cooking techniques, cocktail pairings and plenty of food to taste. The first menu showcases “Scallops and Lemon Drops”.  The event starts promptly at 6pm with a cocktail followed by an interactive cooking demonstration by owner and executive chef, Chris McDonald.  Each guest will receive Chef prepared recipe cards to ensure you can recreate the experience in your own kitchen. “This series focuses on everything you wanted to know but have been afraid to ask,” says McDonald. “It’s about creating innovative and fun ways to cook your everyday meal.  We are very excited to partner with Homegrown Huntsville and bring this new Twosday {Demo + Tasting} series to downtown Huntsville.” The event series will include: J… Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

The Silvery Moon Band

Music The Silvery Moon Band - LIVE at JAZZ 'N' SWING Tuesday! Dance to the cool sounds of the Silvery Moon Band, playing a wide range of swing, jazz, latin, easy listening and more! Full menu and bar available! NO COVER CHARGE! Doors open at 6PM! Live music from 7pm - 9pm (with a DJ Before and After) DANCING ALL NIGHT! Envy Entertainment & Restaurant 200 Oakwood Avenue NE, Suite J Huntsville, AL. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: 0. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Envy Entertainment & Restaurant 200 Oakwood Ave NE, Suite J Huntsville, AL 35811.

Donnie Cox

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Dave Anderson

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 1:30 AM.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture What: “From Cotton to the Cosmos” a Huntsville Retrospective Where: The Burritt Mansion at Burritt on the Mountain April 1st – September 7th Tickets: Included in General Admission Information: (256) 536-2882 or burrittonthemountain.com Media Contact: Not for print Caroline Buncick at 256-512-5570 or caroline.buncick@huntsvilleal.gov 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 Admi… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Wednesday, April 8, 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, April 8, 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 27, 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, April 8, 2015.

Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and the Golden Age of Painting in Europe

Museums, Studios & Galleries Huntsville Museum of Art exhibition The economic growth that swept Europe during the 17th and 18th century fueled a golden age of painting. Religious upheavals transformed the way people thought about and utilized art. Technical aspects of art making were honed and codified, as art academies grew in power. The number of artists and the number of art collectors grew exponentially during this period, as the fine arts reached an increasingly wider audience. This exhibition features more than 70 major works by master painters from the renowned collection of The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. 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. Cost: Museum admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

YAM 2015: Exhibition for Youth Art Month

Museums, Studios & Galleries YAM 2015: Exhibition for Youth Art Month March 15 – April 19, 2015 YAM is an annual gathering of exuberant artwork from North Alabama K-12 students, organized in observance of March’s Youth Art Month. YAM emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages public support for quality school art programs. Accompanied by the annual Visual Arts Achievement Exhibition, which presents the blue ribbon finalist artworks of middle and high school students in Alabama’s 5th Congressional District, and the Teacher’s Biennial Art Exhibition. 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. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

William Thomas Art Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Saturday January 10, 2015 - Wednesday April 15, 2015: Boeing Education Center and Murray Hall The Garden is hosting the work of William Thomas, a Southern botanical realism artist. His paintings depict both foliage and floral specimens, mainly in acrylic on canvas. His paintings are vibrant and large (most being 40” x 30”), showing their natural beauty. Visit William Thomas’s exhibit “En Masse” at the Garden. For more information about William Thomas visit williamthomasart.com. For information about his exhibit here, contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. No admission fee. Meet the artist Saturday, March 7, 2015. Details will be posted when available. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

The Robot Zoo

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

DCAA Accounting Compliance Seminar

Educational & Lecture What is the DCAA Seminar Series for Small Business Contractors? This is a 5-part series designed to educate small businesses on accounting requirements for contracts with the Department of Defense, thus improving their likelihood of success in government contracting. Learn about defense contract accounting from DCAA Financial Liaison Advisors and Supervisory Auditors. Redstone Government Consulting Inc. follows with a half day version of their Accounting Compliance for Government Contractors course. Experienced trainer Courtney Edmonson leads this session, with Michael Steen, retired DCAA senior executive, answering all those questions DCAA representatives must defer. APR 1 09:00 - 12:00 Proposal Adequacy APR 8 09:00 - 12:00 Doing Business with AMCOM - Mary Birdsong: Contract Briefs, Labor Evaluations, Monitoring Subcontracts APR 15 09:00 - 12:00 Provisional Billing Rate, Vouchers, Incurred Cost Submission APR 22 09:00 - 12:00 Accounting System APR 29 13:00 - 17:00 Accounting Compliance for Defense Co… Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. WBCNA (BizTech building) 515 Sparkman Dr. NW Huntsville, AL 35816.

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, April 8, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Time Travel Adventure Burritt on the Mountain TTA LogoOnce 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. The adventure begins on Saturday, March 21-September 21. Be sure to save th… 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, April 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.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, April 8, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Film Co-op Monthly Workshop

Downtown Huntsville $20 Admission, Located in the Classroom Studio 2008 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Do you ever want to ask a business question, need a sounding board for business decisions, or ask a simple tax question and do not know where to turn? Join Miriam Ezell, CPA, former VP of Finance, Author, Certified Life Coach and ARTIST!  Miriam has a strong desire to educate, train in a simple, non threatening way to the creative community using her engaging personality.  Miriam desires to be your “go to” business professional. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Drawing Class for Kids

Downtown Huntsville $60 Admission, Located in ChromAddict Studio 2025 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. To register contact Carrie Alderfer at 256-683-5554. The focus of this class is drawing and drawing techniques. Topics will vary but may include contour drawing, drawing from life, drawing from a grid, perspective, and more. Materials may include pencils, charcoal, cray-pas oil pastels, colored pencils, pen and ink, and more. All supplies are included. Ages 8 – 12. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

April Dine and Dash

Downtown Huntsville Visit 1892 East, The Office, Church Street Wine Shoppe and Humphrey’s Bar & Grill PLEASE NOTE: Group A starts at Clinton Parking Garage at promptly 5:15 pm and you will be escorted to 1892 East on the trolley – Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to get checked in by your trolley host. – No tickets required, your name will be on a list when you arrive. You will need a valid I.D. – It is a rain or shine event. – The City trolley will bring you back to your original location at the end of the tour. – You are welcome to purchase additional drinks/food and tip servers as deemed necessary throughout the event. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Meet at Clinton Ave Parking Garage.

Butterfly in Colored Pencil

Downtown Huntsville $112 Admission, Located in ChromAddict Studio 2025 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. To register contact Carrie Alderfer at 256-683-5554. Get ready for spring! Using Prismacolor Premier colored pencils, we will draw your this photo of a butterfly using the grid method. We will work on creating patterns and textures on the butterfly wings, leaves, and flowers. Demonstrations will be given in class and there will be time to work on our drawings together. Paper will be provided. Be prepared to work on your drawing at home in order to complete it. If you have a smart phone or iPad to draw from, please bring it to draw from. Ages 12+. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Intro to Letterpress

Downtown Huntsville $70 Green Pea Press Members, $80 non-members, Located in Green Pea Press Studio 122 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. To register please visit www.greenpeapress.com This 3-day class covers a broad base of letterpress topics for the beginner, both historical and practical. Students will gain light experience hand-setting antique metal type and printing on our 100-year-old Chandler & Price letterpress from Bill Axenroth, a 3rd generation printer and treasure trove of knowledge. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Tyler AK

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Dr. Whatever

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 9:30 PM – Thursday, April 9, 2015, 1:30 AM.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture What: “From Cotton to the Cosmos” a Huntsville Retrospective Where: The Burritt Mansion at Burritt on the Mountain April 1st – September 7th Tickets: Included in General Admission Information: (256) 536-2882 or burrittonthemountain.com Media Contact: Not for print Caroline Buncick at 256-512-5570 or caroline.buncick@huntsvilleal.gov 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 Admi… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, April 9, 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, April 9, 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 27, 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, April 9, 2015.

Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and the Golden Age of Painting in Europe

Museums, Studios & Galleries Huntsville Museum of Art exhibition The economic growth that swept Europe during the 17th and 18th century fueled a golden age of painting. Religious upheavals transformed the way people thought about and utilized art. Technical aspects of art making were honed and codified, as art academies grew in power. The number of artists and the number of art collectors grew exponentially during this period, as the fine arts reached an increasingly wider audience. This exhibition features more than 70 major works by master painters from the renowned collection of The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. 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. Cost: Museum admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 9, 2015.

YAM 2015: Exhibition for Youth Art Month

Museums, Studios & Galleries YAM 2015: Exhibition for Youth Art Month March 15 – April 19, 2015 YAM is an annual gathering of exuberant artwork from North Alabama K-12 students, organized in observance of March’s Youth Art Month. YAM emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages public support for quality school art programs. Accompanied by the annual Visual Arts Achievement Exhibition, which presents the blue ribbon finalist artworks of middle and high school students in Alabama’s 5th Congressional District, and the Teacher’s Biennial Art Exhibition. 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. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 9, 2015.

William Thomas Art Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Saturday January 10, 2015 - Wednesday April 15, 2015: Boeing Education Center and Murray Hall The Garden is hosting the work of William Thomas, a Southern botanical realism artist. His paintings depict both foliage and floral specimens, mainly in acrylic on canvas. His paintings are vibrant and large (most being 40” x 30”), showing their natural beauty. Visit William Thomas’s exhibit “En Masse” at the Garden. For more information about William Thomas visit williamthomasart.com. For information about his exhibit here, contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. No admission fee. Meet the artist Saturday, March 7, 2015. Details will be posted when available. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Money Smart For Small Business / Jane K. Lowe Financial Literacy Program / Spring 2015

Educational & Lecture Money Smart for Small Business is a training program for small businesses developed jointly by FDIC and SBA. Delivered in ten 1-hour sessions, participants are introduced to a different topic in each session and provided an overview, basic concepts, and key points relative to that topic. Session 1: 3/05/15 Organizational Types Session 2: 3/12/15 Time Management Session 3: 3/19/15 Financial Management Session 4: 3/26/15 Record Keeping Session 5: 4/02/15 Banking Services Available to Small Businesses Session 6: 4/09/15 Credit Reporting Session 7: 4/16/15 Risk Management Session 8: 4/23/15 Insurance Session 9: 4/30/15 Tax Planning and Reporting Session 10: 5/07/15 Selling a Small Business and Succession Planning Who Needs This Program? New and aspiring entrepreneurs Persons without formal financial training Existing business owners who want to know more about financials Anyone interested in increasing their "financial IQ Classes held every Thursday morning from 8:00 a.m.… Cost: $10, $15 at the door. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM. Women's Business Center of North Alabama 515 Sparkman Drive Huntsville, AL 35816.

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, April 9, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Mercury 7 Day

Educational & Lecture Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm On this date in 1959, NASA announced  America’s first astronaut class.  Celebrate the first men who paved the way for American space flight! Match the names of the original Mercury 7 team members to the mission description through fun, interactive games and activities. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/04.09.15/mercury-7-day. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 9:00 AM – 6:00 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, April 9, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Beginners Melt and Pour Soap Class

Downtown Huntsville $45, Admission, Located at T-n-T Treasures Studio 266 of the Flying Monkey Arts. To register please contact Tracy at (412) 378-6896. If you want to learn how to make EASY and FUN soaps without dealing with lye and use minutes after its made, then melt and pour soap is for you! Each student will learn and take home: 2 Basic Bar of Soap to make your own creations, 1  Natural Herbal Bar of Soap, Hands on Creative Soap Packaging, and 1 Handout/Instructions includes some soap recipes. ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Time Travel Adventure Burritt on the Mountain TTA LogoOnce 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. The adventure begins on Saturday, March 21-September 21. Be sure to save th… 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, April 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.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, April 9, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Gentle Yoga

Downtown Huntsville Every Thursday. This class is great for beginners! It focuses on balance, strenth, flexibility, and relaxation. Registration not required. Rooms change, please check hmcpl.org/events to confirm. Class time changes to 11:30 beginning in April. Main Library, Second Floor Events Room. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM.

Parachute Playtime

Downtown Huntsville Ages 18 months – 5 years It's time to bring out the BIG parachute for an interactive parachute play session. Songs, rhymes, and games with the chute! 18 months - 5 years. For more information contact Miss Annie at amatthys@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5982. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

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, April 9, 2015, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Clean Energy Drinks

Social Events & More Clean Energy Drinks is an informal, monthly event held at the Rocket Republic Brewing Company for clean energy enthusiasts to have a great time. We want to bring a wide variety of clean energy enthusiasts, professionals, activists and supporters together. We are a diverse group of passionate individuals seeking to change their community. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 5:00 PM. Rocket Republic Brewing Company 289 Production Ave Madison, AL 35758.

Flannel Umbros

Music Nightlife Venue: Blue Pants Brewery. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Aaron Lewis

Downtown Huntsville Sammy T's Music Hall presents Aaron Lewis live in concert. For information on VIP tickets please call 256-508-4703 There will be a $10 up charge at the door for all minors. - 19+ Show -. Nightlife Venue: Sammy T's Music Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

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, April 9, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table: Robert E. Lee 1865: From Petersburg to Appomattox

Educational & Lecture Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table “Robert E. Lee 1865: From Petersburg to Appomattox.” By A. Wilson Greene, Executive Director of Pamplin Historical Park in Petersburg, VA. Thursday, April 9 at 6:30 pm Elks Lodge, 725 Franklin St. Huntsville No Charge for program; optional chicken buffet at 5:40 for $8.95 Visitors welcome. For more information call 256-278-5533. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Elks Lodge 725 Franklin St. Huntsville, AL 35801.

Thursday Night Swing

Educational & Lecture $10 Lesson $5 Dance only, Located in the Flying Monkey Theatre on the second floor of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Come Dance With Us! 6:30-7:30 PM: Lesson, 7:30-10:00 PM: Open Dancing. NO PARTNER REQUIRED! EVER! If you haven’t already heard Thursday Night Swing is back and better than ever!  It’s bringing back a weekly DJ’d open dance venue and intermediate lesson space for Huntsville Alabama. We are going to be throwing down tunes by some of the best DJ’s in Huntsville! More info at www.huntsvilleswing.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Shoals Theatre/Zodiac Players present 'A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline'

Performing Arts & Film Shoals Theatre/Zodiac Players present 'A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline' By Dean Regan   Date and Times:     Thurs, 4-9-15 at 7:30 pm     Friday, 4-10-15, at 7:30 pm     Saturday, 4-11-15 at 7:30 pm     Sunday, 4-12-15 at 2:00 pm Synopsis: Sanctioned by Patsy Cline’s family, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline is “a musical tribute to Patsy’s spirit and a celebration of her music.” This touching look-back at Patsy lets audiences “…relive all of the passion, drama, glamour, and songs of country music’s greatest legend. Hear all of your favorites like Crazy, Sweet Dreams, Walkin’ After Midnight, Leavin’ On Your Mind, She’s Got You, and many more!” Director:  Shonda K. Purvis Tickets:  Adults $12 in advance & $15 at the door. Students $9 in advance & $10 at the door. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Shoals Theatre 123 N. Seminary Street Florence, AL.

Bike Night featuring Relayer

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8:00 PM – Friday, April 10, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Mayhymn

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.