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Alice's Garden of Wonders

Kids Don't be late ... Experience Wonderland Take a tumble down the Rabbit Hole and explore Alice's Garden of Wonders!   Mad Hatter's Tea Party Queen of Hearts Chess Door Maze Queen's Croquet Teapot and Teacup Queen's Castle Tweedledee and Tweedledum's Home Jabberwocky and Mock Turtle. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=36. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Al Hirschfeld: A Celebration of Hollywood and Broadway

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 31 – September 14, 2014 This show features nearly 50 drawings and prints spanning Hirschfeld’s career and gather together icons from the Great White Way and the Silver Screen including John Wayne, Carol Channing, Richard Burton, Zero Mostel, Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Hepburn, and Marlon Brando. Among the art in this new show is a lithograph of Marilyn Monroe’s famous sewer grate scene from The Seven Year Itch; Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, and a white haired Charlie Chaplin, drawn from life from a Hirschfeld interview in 1942. A sultry drawing of Sophia Loren entwined with Anthony Perkins from their 1962 film, Five Miles To Midnight also greets visitors to the exhibition. The artwork covers a staggering 71 years of popular culture in America, from an autographed drawing of vaudeville comedian Billy B. Van from 1929 to a gouache painting of Groucho Marx from 2000. The Huntsville Museum of Art brings the best of Hirschfeld to Alabama. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tues… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Seeing is Believing: Contemporary Works on Paper from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 17 – August 10, 2014 To complement the Janet Fish retrospective, this exhibit features a selection of prints and drawings by major American realist artists who are Fish’s generational peers, including Jack Beal, Chuck Close, Richard Estes, David Parrish, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol. Organized by HMA. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Majestic Minerals – Nature’s Building Blocks

The beauty of gold has captured the imagination since antiquity. If one is very lucky, it is easy to recover, easy to form into jewelry and art objects, has other useful properties, does not corrode, and retains a high value. Gold is both an element and a mineral, but it is only one of 118 known elements and one of over 4000 minerals. Elements and minerals display a wide variety of beautiful colors and exotic crystal shapes. Minerals combine to form rocks, which are old, heavy, hard, and ugly, or are they? Nature has provided us with a variety of rocks that are not only necessary for our society, but are often beautiful and treasured. Sometimes we see only the rough exterior, and miss the inner beauty, so it is with rocks. In conjunction with the Gold Mountain summer program, the exhibit will explore rocks and minerals, how they formed, where they might be found in Alabama, and include a large sampling of these beautiful wonders of nature. Earth Science students will find the exhibit both useful and entertain… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/majestic-minerals%20natures-building-blocks. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Biscuit’s Birthday

Kids Biscuit’s Birthday–backyard games; meet Biscuit and get a hat and cake. Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/summer-family-fun/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain

Kids Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain is an exciting, interactive adventure that comes to life in March 2014. Visitors will experience the Alabama Gold Rush of 1829 for themselves. Guests will “arrive” on the stagecoach, shop in the General Store for provisions, build a cabin out of child-size faux logs, pan for gold in the sluice, get hands-on experience with  daily chores, enjoy music of the time - all this and more while collecting “gold nuggets” along the way. Visitors won’t want to forget to weigh their gold and stake their claim! This original adventure, geared for children ages 3 to 11, will provide hours of family fun and learning while presenting the rough and tumble life of a prospector. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://burrittonthemountain.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00am- 5:00pm Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing exhibit coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! GPS Adventures is an introduction to all things Global Positioning System (GPS) – its history, current uses and future possibilities – all displayed within a 2,500 square foot maze! Visitors experience the thrill of geocaching – hunting for hidden treasure as they navigate from room to room using GPS enabled technology and their code-solving abilities. With wall graphics that represent four distinct locations – urban, city park, back-country and a historic site – visitors are immersed in a unique experience as they find their way. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.02.14/gps-adventures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Two Lines

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, May 5, 2014 - Sunday, August 3, 2014; 9am-5pm daily This Powerful collection of 100 unique and distinguished photographs is a pictorial narrative sharing the history of two nations divided by war: Korea and Germany. The history of these divided nations is often unknown or forgotten. Korea remains divided after 60 years. Germany reunited just 25 years ago and now celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the highly successful Green Zone, European Green Belt. This thriving industrial area and nature preserve affirms that destructive divisions can heal, bring strength and unity. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/05.05.14/two-lines. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Super Summer of Science Fun

Kids Sci-Quest is the place to be this summer for science fun! Each day is themed with different activities and new and exciting shows for children (and adults) of all ages. We also have a special pre-K component with fun hands-on activities for our littlest visitors. All activities are included with general admission. Make some time for science this summer, because it’s going to be a geeky good time! Please visit our website for a complete list of activities. 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/super-summer-science-fun. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Hear All About It

Educational & Lecture A community-wide town hall meeting to inform the public about the latest drug trends. Intended for general public including teens and parents. Hear about the epidemic of prescription pill abuse, the re-emergence of heroin and how Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Leaders (TYTL) are making a difference for a drug-free lifestyle. Meet TYTL teens and panelists. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Madison County Public Health Department 301 Max Luther Dr. Huntsville, AL 35811.

Tuesdays at 2:00

Kids Every Tuesday at 2:00 join our Historic Park Interpreters for a special treat as they demonstrate a traditional craft or chore. Many times you are welcome to join in and experience the activity for yourself. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Latham UMC Farmers’ Market

Health & Wellness Dates: May 6 – September 30 Tuesdays, 3-7pm What You’ll Find: Farmers who will sell the fruit, vegetables, meat, and poultry grown on their own farms. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Latham United Methodist Church 109 Weatherly Rd SE Huntsville 35803.

Tuesday Farmers Market at Meridianville

Health & Wellness May 20 – September 30 4pm-7pm through August; 4pm-6pm for September.  Depending on supply and weather conditions, the market may be extended into October. What You’ll Find: Fresh locally grown fruits, vegetables, soap, fiber arts, flowers, Artisan Bread, honey, flowers, jelly, jams and more! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. First Baptist Church of Meridianville 175 Monroe Road Meridianville, AL 35759.

Community Free Clinic Fundraiser

Fundraisers This is a fund raiser to support the free dental clinic In the renovation of a larger building so more patients can be seen. We will receive 20% of all food sold that day. Cost: Just your choice of food. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Tortora's Pizza 182 Old Hwy 431 suite b Owens Crossroads Al 35763(Hampton Cove).

Community Free DENTAL Clinic Fundraiser

Fundraisers Fund raiser to benefit The Community Free Dental Clinic. Non- profit serving adults with acute dental care needs in Madison County who have no dental insurance or funds to seek help with broken and many times infected teeth. Have served 2,147 patients in past 15 mos. volunteer dentists, nurses, and hygienists.Need funds to renovate a larger building to be able to serve more people. Cost: Only food they will eat. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Tortora's restaurant 182 Old Hwy. 431, suite B Owens Cross Roads, Al 35763 ( Hampton Cove).

Money Smart For Small Business / Jane K. Lowe Financial Literacy Program / Summer 2014

Educational & Lecture What is Money Smart for Small Business? 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: 6/03/14 Organizational Types Session 2: 6/10/14 Time Management Session 3: 6/17/14 Financial Management Session 4: 6/24/14 Record Keeping Session 5: 7/01/14 Banking Services for Small Businesses Session 6: 7/08/14 Credit Reporting Session 7: 7/15/14 Risk Management Session 8: 7/22/14 Insurance Session 9: 7/29/14 Tax Planning and Reporting Session 10: 8/05/14 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" When: Every Tuesday June 3 th… Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Center for Lifelong Learning 121 S Marion St Athens, AL 35611.

Tap Takeover

Music Tap Takeover @ Pie in the Sky Madison. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Pie in the Sky Madison 8141 Hwy 72 W Madison, AL 35758.

Semper Fi Community Task Force Fundraiser

Museums, Studios & Galleries 16 and up - $35 - Doors open at 6pm. Painting starts at 6:30pm. We strongly believe in giving back to our community. We will donate $10 for every seat sold to PeopleTec who is raises money each year for the Semper Fi Community Task Force. The more people that sign up, the more we can donate! Venue/ Attraction: My Spirited Art. Event Web Link: http://www.rezclick.com/myspiritedart/index.php?page=calendar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Summer Cross Country Runs; 1, 2, and 3 Miles

Sports Every Tuesday - 6:15PM - Huntsville Running Park (South end of the Old Airport) Steve & Jennifer Carter, (256) 650-7063. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: John Hunt Park & Cross Country Running Trail. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM.

Huntsville Stars vs. Chattanooga Lookouts

Sports Sport Team Name: Huntsville Stars. Venue/ Attraction: Joe Davis Stadium. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

HYP and Huntsville Stars Baseball

Social Events & More With their final season in Huntsville rapidly approaching the end, HYP will be there to watch our Huntsville Stars take on the Jackson Generals. Once inside, we will all meet in a section TBD closer to the game date. *IMPORTANT* Stock up on your Mountain Dew Bottle caps for some fun at the Joe! Redeem caps for $2 tickets and parking! Once through the gates, enjoy $2 peanuts, hot dogs, popcorn and 16 ounce Pepsi Fountain products and draft beer. You are responsible for providing your own bottle caps. This is how to get the discounts on PARKING and TICKETS. For questions about the event, contact Courtney White at cwhite2@alz.org or text 256-520-8001. For questions about the Huntsville Stars, Joe Davis Stadium, advanced ticket sales or more, please visit www.huntsvillestars.com or call 256-882-2562. Venue/ Attraction: Joe Davis Stadium. Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Meet the Author: Robert Bailey

Educational & Lecture Civil defense attorney Robert Bailey discusses his first novel, "The Professor". Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit hmcpl.org.

Games with Friends

Social Events & More Nightlife Venue: Straight to Ale. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

GLEN BECK'S We Will Not Conform encore

Performing Arts & Film A NIGHT TO MAKE COMMON CORE HISTORY. A special live event in cinemas nationwide. A LIVE interactive experience during which cinema audiences will actively engage with Glenn Beck and other experts as a comprehensive plan to fight back against Common Core is crafted in real time. Fathom Events and Glenn Beck invite you to experience a night of action against Common Core when Glenn Beck’s We Will Not Conform is broadcast LIVE to Regal's Hollywood 18 on Tuesday, July 22 with a second showing on Tuesday, July 29. This isn’t a typical show - it’s an interactive experience and a rare opportunity to make a real difference in America’s education system. We Will Not Conform is your chance to not only hear from experts like Michelle Malkin, David Barton, and others but to join LIVE with fellow theatergoers across the country to develop tangible strategies in the pursuit of enacting real change in our schools. By the end of the night, the brainpower, experience, and passion of cinema audiences nationwide will be… Cost: $18.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Regal's Hollywood 18 3312 South Memorial Parkway Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

NRG Dance Project

July 30-August 3, 2014 Merrimack Hall welcomes the incomparable talent of the NRG Dance Project team to Huntsville! Join us for a weekend of workshops that will enlighten and enhance your current dance training. NRG Dance Project is one of the most highly regarded dance organizations in the country and we are thrilled to bring their headliners to you. Classes are open to dancers at all levels of training, ages 12 and up. Project UP students have their own private workshop with the NRG faculty but are welcome to enroll in additional classes too! Included in the workshop is an audition for Merrimack Hall's highly anticipated annual community piece, to be presented at the 8th Annual Evening of Dance in January 2015. Dancers selected for the community piece will have the opportunity to work with the NRG faculty on two original works. Project UP students must call Merrimack Hall to purchase their class slots. Participation in these classes is mandatory for Project UP competition dancers but all members… Venue/ Attraction: Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center. Event Web Link: http://www.merrimackhall.com/nrg.html. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Alice's Garden of Wonders

Kids Don't be late ... Experience Wonderland Take a tumble down the Rabbit Hole and explore Alice's Garden of Wonders!   Mad Hatter's Tea Party Queen of Hearts Chess Door Maze Queen's Croquet Teapot and Teacup Queen's Castle Tweedledee and Tweedledum's Home Jabberwocky and Mock Turtle. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=36. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Al Hirschfeld: A Celebration of Hollywood and Broadway

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 31 – September 14, 2014 This show features nearly 50 drawings and prints spanning Hirschfeld’s career and gather together icons from the Great White Way and the Silver Screen including John Wayne, Carol Channing, Richard Burton, Zero Mostel, Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Hepburn, and Marlon Brando. Among the art in this new show is a lithograph of Marilyn Monroe’s famous sewer grate scene from The Seven Year Itch; Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, and a white haired Charlie Chaplin, drawn from life from a Hirschfeld interview in 1942. A sultry drawing of Sophia Loren entwined with Anthony Perkins from their 1962 film, Five Miles To Midnight also greets visitors to the exhibition. The artwork covers a staggering 71 years of popular culture in America, from an autographed drawing of vaudeville comedian Billy B. Van from 1929 to a gouache painting of Groucho Marx from 2000. The Huntsville Museum of Art brings the best of Hirschfeld to Alabama. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tues… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Seeing is Believing: Contemporary Works on Paper from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 17 – August 10, 2014 To complement the Janet Fish retrospective, this exhibit features a selection of prints and drawings by major American realist artists who are Fish’s generational peers, including Jack Beal, Chuck Close, Richard Estes, David Parrish, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol. Organized by HMA. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Majestic Minerals – Nature’s Building Blocks

The beauty of gold has captured the imagination since antiquity. If one is very lucky, it is easy to recover, easy to form into jewelry and art objects, has other useful properties, does not corrode, and retains a high value. Gold is both an element and a mineral, but it is only one of 118 known elements and one of over 4000 minerals. Elements and minerals display a wide variety of beautiful colors and exotic crystal shapes. Minerals combine to form rocks, which are old, heavy, hard, and ugly, or are they? Nature has provided us with a variety of rocks that are not only necessary for our society, but are often beautiful and treasured. Sometimes we see only the rough exterior, and miss the inner beauty, so it is with rocks. In conjunction with the Gold Mountain summer program, the exhibit will explore rocks and minerals, how they formed, where they might be found in Alabama, and include a large sampling of these beautiful wonders of nature. Earth Science students will find the exhibit both useful and entertain… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/majestic-minerals%20natures-building-blocks. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Biscuit’s Birthday

Kids Biscuit’s Birthday–backyard games; meet Biscuit and get a hat and cake. Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/summer-family-fun/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain

Kids Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain is an exciting, interactive adventure that comes to life in March 2014. Visitors will experience the Alabama Gold Rush of 1829 for themselves. Guests will “arrive” on the stagecoach, shop in the General Store for provisions, build a cabin out of child-size faux logs, pan for gold in the sluice, get hands-on experience with  daily chores, enjoy music of the time - all this and more while collecting “gold nuggets” along the way. Visitors won’t want to forget to weigh their gold and stake their claim! This original adventure, geared for children ages 3 to 11, will provide hours of family fun and learning while presenting the rough and tumble life of a prospector. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://burrittonthemountain.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Government Contracting Credentials Program

Educational & Lecture The WBCNA established the Government Procurement Assistance Center (GPAC) in 2010 to provide customized coaching and training for existing and aspiring government contractors. What is the GPAC Credentials Program? A series of ten modules have been developed to help small businesses become better subcontractors and, ultimately, prime contractors, thus improving their likelihood of success in government contracting. Learn about government contracting from a real-world perspective. Module 1: 12 Steps to Doing Business with the Government - July 16, 9am - 11am Module 2: Marketing to the Primes & the Federal Government - July 23, 9am - 11am Module 3: Capabilities Statement: 10 Questions to Answer - July 30, 9am - 11am Module 4: Small Business Certifications - August 6, 9am - 11am Module 5: GSA Schedules (What, When, Where, Why & How) - August 13, 9am - 12pm Module 6: Government Contractor Accounting - August 20, 9am - 12pm Module 7: Cost/Pricing - August 27, 9am - 12pm Module 8: Beginning Proposal/Ca… Venue/ Attraction: Chamber of Commerce of HSV/ Madison County. Cost: $50. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00am- 5:00pm Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing exhibit coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! GPS Adventures is an introduction to all things Global Positioning System (GPS) – its history, current uses and future possibilities – all displayed within a 2,500 square foot maze! Visitors experience the thrill of geocaching – hunting for hidden treasure as they navigate from room to room using GPS enabled technology and their code-solving abilities. With wall graphics that represent four distinct locations – urban, city park, back-country and a historic site – visitors are immersed in a unique experience as they find their way. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.02.14/gps-adventures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Two Lines

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, May 5, 2014 - Sunday, August 3, 2014; 9am-5pm daily This Powerful collection of 100 unique and distinguished photographs is a pictorial narrative sharing the history of two nations divided by war: Korea and Germany. The history of these divided nations is often unknown or forgotten. Korea remains divided after 60 years. Germany reunited just 25 years ago and now celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the highly successful Green Zone, European Green Belt. This thriving industrial area and nature preserve affirms that destructive divisions can heal, bring strength and unity. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/05.05.14/two-lines. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Super Summer of Science Fun

Kids Sci-Quest is the place to be this summer for science fun! Each day is themed with different activities and new and exciting shows for children (and adults) of all ages. We also have a special pre-K component with fun hands-on activities for our littlest visitors. All activities are included with general admission. Make some time for science this summer, because it’s going to be a geeky good time! Please visit our website for a complete list of activities. 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/super-summer-science-fun. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Wacky Wednesdays

Kids Wacky Wednesday's are back! Summer fun every Wednesday afternoon, 12 to 1, complete with a story time, Alice-themed crafts and a simple snack*. What a great way to explore the Garden this summer! June 4  Playing Card People- Queen's Castle Sandbox , June 11 Edible Tea Cup- Mad Hatter's Tea Party Tables , June 18 Rabbit Ear Headbands- Rabbit Hole , June 25 Playing Card Bookmarks- Croquet Course , July 2 Edible Cheshire Cat Tails- Door Maze , July 9 Tea Party Hats- Mad Hatter's Tea Party Tables , July 16 Alice Finger Puppets- Queen's Castle Sandbox , July 23 Humpty Dumpty Eggs- Tea Cup & Saucer , July 30 Paint the Roses Red- Rose Flower Mister No reservation is required, and you may show up anytime between 12 and 1 to participate. Parents do accompany the child and may need to assist younger children with the activity. A craft and refreshment occurs at most Wacky Wednesdays and is available while supplies last. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=3&subID=183&type=default. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Wednesday CRAFTernoon

Kids Wednesday CRAFTernoon is perfect for kids of all ages. We offer multiple crafts, activities, and painting projects with a fun atmosphere. Adults can enjoy an iced coffee while kids have fun being creative! We are located across from Jack's in Somerville. Cost: $5. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Somerville Playhouse 5224 Hwy 67 Somerville Al 35670.

Terry Heights Farmers Market

Healthy Huntsville 1000 Meadow Drive, Meadow Drive Church parking lot Buy local, fresh produce. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 4:00 PM. Meadow Drive Baptist Church 100 Meadow Drive Huntsville, AL 35816.

Wine Down Wednesdays

Social Events & More A.M. Booth's Lumberyard, WJAB -Your smooth jazz and cool vocals radio station along with "The Food Truck" have joined together every Wednesday night to bring you an evening of relaxing music, great drinks specials and tasty food. The best part is it's Free Admission!! All ages are welcome along with pets on a leash. Bar opens at 5:30pm and music starts at 7:00pm. We look forward to seeing you. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: 0. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Huntsville Stars vs. Chattanooga Lookouts

Sports Sport Team Name: Huntsville Stars. Venue/ Attraction: Joe Davis Stadium. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Dave Anderson and Dr. Whateva

Music Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 8:00 PM – Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Love Child

Music Nightlife Venue: LeeAnn's. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 PM – Thursday, July 31, 2014, 1:00 AM.

The Blues Brothers

Music Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 PM – Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:00 AM.

NRG Dance Project

July 30-August 3, 2014 Merrimack Hall welcomes the incomparable talent of the NRG Dance Project team to Huntsville! Join us for a weekend of workshops that will enlighten and enhance your current dance training. NRG Dance Project is one of the most highly regarded dance organizations in the country and we are thrilled to bring their headliners to you. Classes are open to dancers at all levels of training, ages 12 and up. Project UP students have their own private workshop with the NRG faculty but are welcome to enroll in additional classes too! Included in the workshop is an audition for Merrimack Hall's highly anticipated annual community piece, to be presented at the 8th Annual Evening of Dance in January 2015. Dancers selected for the community piece will have the opportunity to work with the NRG faculty on two original works. Project UP students must call Merrimack Hall to purchase their class slots. Participation in these classes is mandatory for Project UP competition dancers but all members… Venue/ Attraction: Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center. Event Web Link: http://www.merrimackhall.com/nrg.html. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Alice's Garden of Wonders

Kids Don't be late ... Experience Wonderland Take a tumble down the Rabbit Hole and explore Alice's Garden of Wonders!   Mad Hatter's Tea Party Queen of Hearts Chess Door Maze Queen's Croquet Teapot and Teacup Queen's Castle Tweedledee and Tweedledum's Home Jabberwocky and Mock Turtle. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=36. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Al Hirschfeld: A Celebration of Hollywood and Broadway

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 31 – September 14, 2014 This show features nearly 50 drawings and prints spanning Hirschfeld’s career and gather together icons from the Great White Way and the Silver Screen including John Wayne, Carol Channing, Richard Burton, Zero Mostel, Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Hepburn, and Marlon Brando. Among the art in this new show is a lithograph of Marilyn Monroe’s famous sewer grate scene from The Seven Year Itch; Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, and a white haired Charlie Chaplin, drawn from life from a Hirschfeld interview in 1942. A sultry drawing of Sophia Loren entwined with Anthony Perkins from their 1962 film, Five Miles To Midnight also greets visitors to the exhibition. The artwork covers a staggering 71 years of popular culture in America, from an autographed drawing of vaudeville comedian Billy B. Van from 1929 to a gouache painting of Groucho Marx from 2000. The Huntsville Museum of Art brings the best of Hirschfeld to Alabama. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tues… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Seeing is Believing: Contemporary Works on Paper from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 17 – August 10, 2014 To complement the Janet Fish retrospective, this exhibit features a selection of prints and drawings by major American realist artists who are Fish’s generational peers, including Jack Beal, Chuck Close, Richard Estes, David Parrish, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol. Organized by HMA. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Huntsville Hospital HealthWorks Farmer’s Market

Health & Wellness Dates: May – October Thursdays, 7:30am- noon What You’ll Find: Fresh & local produce, delicious artisan breads, herbs, gourmet slaw, cheese, jams, jellies and more! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Plaza Resource Center Tram Station at Huntsville Hospital 101 Governor’s Drive Huntsville, AL 35801.

Strong Coffee, Strong Women

Educational & Lecture Fueled by caffeine & passionate entrepreneurs,this daybreak networking event is for women who are focused on achieving something every day. Strong Coffee, Strong Women is a monthly coffee house event where business leaders and entrepreneurs connect and grow. - Brew new ideas for growing your business - Sweeten your business network - Connect with other inventive, inspired, resourceful and highly-productive business owners and experts. - Learn from an “Espresso-monial.” A shot of inspiration from a local female business leader who shares her 10-minute story of how she launched her business, or how she overcame a challenge. This Month's Featured Espresso-monial: July 31 – Rebecca Weirick Executive Director for Contracting for the Army Contracting Command-Redstone Prior to becoming the ACC–RSA Executive Director Ms. Weirick served as the Chief of Contracting for the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office where she was responsible for a classified contracting portfolio that directs selected study, d… Venue/ Attraction: Chamber of Commerce of HSV/ Madison County. Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM.

Majestic Minerals – Nature’s Building Blocks

The beauty of gold has captured the imagination since antiquity. If one is very lucky, it is easy to recover, easy to form into jewelry and art objects, has other useful properties, does not corrode, and retains a high value. Gold is both an element and a mineral, but it is only one of 118 known elements and one of over 4000 minerals. Elements and minerals display a wide variety of beautiful colors and exotic crystal shapes. Minerals combine to form rocks, which are old, heavy, hard, and ugly, or are they? Nature has provided us with a variety of rocks that are not only necessary for our society, but are often beautiful and treasured. Sometimes we see only the rough exterior, and miss the inner beauty, so it is with rocks. In conjunction with the Gold Mountain summer program, the exhibit will explore rocks and minerals, how they formed, where they might be found in Alabama, and include a large sampling of these beautiful wonders of nature. Earth Science students will find the exhibit both useful and entertain… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/majestic-minerals%20natures-building-blocks. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Biscuit’s Birthday

Kids Biscuit’s Birthday–backyard games; meet Biscuit and get a hat and cake. Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/summer-family-fun/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain

Kids Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain is an exciting, interactive adventure that comes to life in March 2014. Visitors will experience the Alabama Gold Rush of 1829 for themselves. Guests will “arrive” on the stagecoach, shop in the General Store for provisions, build a cabin out of child-size faux logs, pan for gold in the sluice, get hands-on experience with  daily chores, enjoy music of the time - all this and more while collecting “gold nuggets” along the way. Visitors won’t want to forget to weigh their gold and stake their claim! This original adventure, geared for children ages 3 to 11, will provide hours of family fun and learning while presenting the rough and tumble life of a prospector. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://burrittonthemountain.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00am- 5:00pm Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing exhibit coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! GPS Adventures is an introduction to all things Global Positioning System (GPS) – its history, current uses and future possibilities – all displayed within a 2,500 square foot maze! Visitors experience the thrill of geocaching – hunting for hidden treasure as they navigate from room to room using GPS enabled technology and their code-solving abilities. With wall graphics that represent four distinct locations – urban, city park, back-country and a historic site – visitors are immersed in a unique experience as they find their way. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.02.14/gps-adventures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Two Lines

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, May 5, 2014 - Sunday, August 3, 2014; 9am-5pm daily This Powerful collection of 100 unique and distinguished photographs is a pictorial narrative sharing the history of two nations divided by war: Korea and Germany. The history of these divided nations is often unknown or forgotten. Korea remains divided after 60 years. Germany reunited just 25 years ago and now celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the highly successful Green Zone, European Green Belt. This thriving industrial area and nature preserve affirms that destructive divisions can heal, bring strength and unity. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/05.05.14/two-lines. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Junior Pioneers

Kids Join us every Thursday morning at 10:30 for Junior Pioneers. We will host a fun and exciting set of activities that relate to pioneer life for you and your child. These activities are geared for children in Pre-K through elementary grades. Hear a story and do a hands-on activity that might include creating a craft or doing a historic skill. We will frequently meet our barnyard animals and learn about their importance for pioneer families. Also learn about how pioneer children spent their time. Bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Science of Imagination

Museums, Studios & Galleries Every week:  Thursday, June 5, 2014 -  July, 31 2014.  10:30am - 11:30am Join us for our Science of Imagination series at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday beginning June 5, 2014! This weekly hands-on activity is FREE with paid museum admission and emphasizes the development of “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Science of Imagination activities are recommended for ages 4-6. Reserve your seat at the main ticket desk upon your arrival. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.05.14/science-imagination. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Super Summer of Science Fun

Kids Sci-Quest is the place to be this summer for science fun! Each day is themed with different activities and new and exciting shows for children (and adults) of all ages. We also have a special pre-K component with fun hands-on activities for our littlest visitors. All activities are included with general admission. Make some time for science this summer, because it’s going to be a geeky good time! Please visit our website for a complete list of activities. 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/super-summer-science-fun. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Greene Street Market at Nativity

Health & Wellness May-October Thursdays, 4-8pm What You’ll Find: Fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Meet farmers with organically raised beef, pork, chicken and eggs; pick up freshly prepared meals, gourmet popsicles, traditionally made relishes, cheeses, preserves and breads. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Church of the Nativity 304 Eustis Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801.

Introduction to LinkedIn Class

Educational & Lecture We are having a fantastic response to our new Introduction to LinkedIn series at our new digs. THIS IS A FREE CLASS Note the New Day: The last Thursday of each month For March, that day is the 27th. (We will not offer a May class so make your RSVP now) Note the time: 4-5:30 PM Note the new location; The Huntsville Hub 600 Boulevard South Southwest Huntsville 35802 For RSVP confirmation; Call (256) 705-3620 or send an e mail confirmation to; frontdesk@huntsvillehub.com For information about the class location, see; http://www.huntsvillehub.com/. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Huntsville Hub 600 Boulevard South Southwest Huntsville 35802.

Thursday Night Bikes

Healthy Huntsville Downtown Huntsville, Inc. is excited to announce Thursday Night Bikes. This brand new bike borrow program will begin on Thursday, May 1 as part of Greene Street Market’s open-air market. Another exciting new feature for #DowntownHuntsville. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Greene Street Market 304 Eustis Avenue Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

Biergarten

Social Events & More Every week until Thu Oct 30 2014 . Thursdays - 4:30pm - 7:30pm Stein and Dine! Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. through October 30, 2014, for the German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine crafted by renowned chef David Oreskovich. 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. Dog Friendly! Rain or Shine! Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/04.03.14/biergarten. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Downtown Huntsville Sounds of Summer Series

Downtown Huntsville What if you knew that every Thursday, Friday, and select Saturday's this summer, you'd be able to enjoy free live music in the city center?  If that sounds good, then you're in luck because its exactly what the "2014 Downtown Huntsville Sounds of Summer Series presented by Cadence Bank" will offer beginning in June and extending through August. Each Thursday from 5-7pm on the Westside Square, the series offers free concerts from bands including .45 Surprise, Flannel Umbros, Milltowne, and Marco Pollo.  Conveniently located in the entertainment district, you'll be able to grab food from the great nearby restaurants or your favorite drink from the many establishments and sip and stroll to get a great evening started. June 5 – Cousin Boogie June 12 – 5’oclock Charlie June 19 – Liquid Caravan June 26 – Mercy Wheel July 10 – .45 Surprise July 17 – Marco Pollo July 24 – TBD July 31 – Seducing Alice August 7 – Flannel Umbros August 14 – Toy Shop August 21 – Milltowne August 28 – TBD. Event Web Link: http://www.downtownhuntsville.org/featured-events/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville Huntsville AL, 35801.

22nd Annual Gallery Tour

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us as Huntsville celebrates the fine arts with a tour of local galleries and the Huntsville Museum of Art. With your choice of locations and styles, this informal event showcases artists whose talents include painting, pottery, glass, sculpture, jewelry design, photography, and woodworking. Hors d’oeuvres served at all locations. This years participating galleries include: Art & Soul Gallery/Studio , The ARTery , Artistic Images Gallery , Clinton Row , Faulkner Gallery & Studio , Flying Monkey Arts , The Gallery at Harrison Brothers Hardware , Huntsville Art League , Huntsville Museum of Art , The Little Green Store , Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment , Rivenbark & Roper Antiques. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvillegalleries.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Gallery's throughout Huntsville Huntsville, AL.

Family Science Night

Museums, Studios & Galleries Want to do something new with your family this summer? Then join us for Family Science Night every Thursday during the summer, where families get to experience science together! We have a different theme every Thursday with fun activities, games and science experiments! Included with general admission. No preregistration need. Just come prepared to have a great time! Visit our website for a complete list of dates and themes. 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/family-science-night. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

The Little Green Store Gallery Tour featuring artist Susan Clanton

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us at The Little Green Store for Huntsville's Annual Gallery Tour on July 31, 2014. We are thrilled to be a part of a Huntsville tradition. We have many amazing local artists in our gallery and we are honored to have Susan Clanton, Artist as our featured artist for this summer Gallery Tour. Susan will feature some of her newest artwork. We will have the best hors d'oeuvre and wine in town! Bring all of your friends to The Little Green Store July 31 for a wonderful and fun night! Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Little Green Store 820 Monte Sano Boulevard Huntsville, AL 35801.

Girls Night Out

Social Events & More Grab your best girlfriend and head to the Garden for an evening of fun and creativity. Make a take-home craft and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Here’s what we have planned: Herbal Spa Products Thursday July 31, 2014: 5:30 - 8:00 pm Nichols Arbor Basket Weaving Friday August 15, 2014: 4:00 - 9:00 pm Anderson Education Center Classroom Botanical Prints Tuesday August 26, 2014: 5:30 - 8:00 pm Nichols Arbor Portraiture Friday September 19, 2014: 5:30 - 8:00 pm Anderson Education Center Classroom Natural Fall Wreaths Friday, September 26, 2014: 5:30 - 8: 00 pm Nichols Arbor Herbal Oils & Decorative Stoppers Friday October 17, 2014 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Nichols Arbor Herbal Finishing Salts & Herbal Vinegars Tuesday October 28, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Nichols Arbor Fall Flameless Candles Thursday November 13, 2014: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Anderson Education Center Classroom. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=248&type=default. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Madison Gazebo Concerts

Music The Madison Arts Council is happy to announce its summer Gazebo schedule. These free music events will be held every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with the first concert on May 29th and the last one on July 31st. The Gazebo is located in downtown Madison at the corner of Front Street and Church Street. We suggest that you bring a blanket or lawn chair, as seating is not provided.  Light snacks will be available on-site or you are welcome to bring a picnic from home. Our downtown establishments can also do “to go” orders. Each week, a different MAC partner will host a free art project for kids. It’s always changing and always fun! In addition to an art activity, MAC will provide face painting. Join your friends and neighbors each Thursday and make the Gazebo Concerts a family tradition! May 29: The Zooks , June 5: TBA , June 12: Microwave Dave , June 19: Southern Splendor, Robbie Eichman , June 26: Max Russell, Tres Locos , July 3: Madison City Youth Orchestra, Winslow Davis , July 10:… Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Madison Gazebo. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Huntsville Stars vs. Jacksonville Suns

Sports Sport Team Name: Huntsville Stars. Venue/ Attraction: Joe Davis Stadium. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Thursday Night Swing

Museums, Studios & Galleries $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. Nightlife Venue: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM.

FAN SNEAK: Guardians of the Galaxy 3-D

Performing Arts & Film Be the first to see it!! A special Fan Sneak of Guardians of the Galaxy in RealD 3D at Regal's Hollywood 18 on Thursday July 31 at 7pm!! Opens everywhere AUGUST 1, 2014 rated PG-13 , Action/Adventure. Marvel Studios expands their cosmic presence on the big screen with this adaptation of the Guardians of the Galaxy comic series, with Zero Dark Thirty's Chris Pratt heading up a cast that includes David Bautista and Zoe Saldana. Super's James Gunn helms the big-budget sci-fi film. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi. Cost: $12.50 (Discount available for Regal Crown Club members). Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:10 PM. Regal's Hollywood 18 3312 South Memorial Parkway Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

Sellers Band

Music Nightlife Venue: The Brickhouse. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Phil Weaver & Dave Anderson at Tangled String Studio

Music Ready to hear something new, innovative and completely captivating? PHIL WEAVER and DAVE ANDERSON will perform together in an intimate living room setting at Tangled String Studio. This project combines classical guitar and rock improvisation in a one-of-a-kind show! Tickets can be purchased in our studio or online via Facebook. Ticket purchasers check in by name at the door on the night of the show. And don't forget to B-Y-O-Beverage! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $15. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Thad & Co Bikers Night

Music Thad & Co Bikers Night. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 8:00 PM – Friday, August 1, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Fleetwood Mac, Mirage Tour 1982

Music Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9:00 PM – Friday, August 1, 2014, 12:00 AM.

NRG Dance Project

July 30-August 3, 2014 Merrimack Hall welcomes the incomparable talent of the NRG Dance Project team to Huntsville! Join us for a weekend of workshops that will enlighten and enhance your current dance training. NRG Dance Project is one of the most highly regarded dance organizations in the country and we are thrilled to bring their headliners to you. Classes are open to dancers at all levels of training, ages 12 and up. Project UP students have their own private workshop with the NRG faculty but are welcome to enroll in additional classes too! Included in the workshop is an audition for Merrimack Hall's highly anticipated annual community piece, to be presented at the 8th Annual Evening of Dance in January 2015. Dancers selected for the community piece will have the opportunity to work with the NRG faculty on two original works. Project UP students must call Merrimack Hall to purchase their class slots. Participation in these classes is mandatory for Project UP competition dancers but all members… Venue/ Attraction: Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center. Event Web Link: http://www.merrimackhall.com/nrg.html. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014.

Alice's Garden of Wonders

Kids Don't be late ... Experience Wonderland Take a tumble down the Rabbit Hole and explore Alice's Garden of Wonders!   Mad Hatter's Tea Party Queen of Hearts Chess Door Maze Queen's Croquet Teapot and Teacup Queen's Castle Tweedledee and Tweedledum's Home Jabberwocky and Mock Turtle. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=36. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014.

Al Hirschfeld: A Celebration of Hollywood and Broadway

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 31 – September 14, 2014 This show features nearly 50 drawings and prints spanning Hirschfeld’s career and gather together icons from the Great White Way and the Silver Screen including John Wayne, Carol Channing, Richard Burton, Zero Mostel, Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Hepburn, and Marlon Brando. Among the art in this new show is a lithograph of Marilyn Monroe’s famous sewer grate scene from The Seven Year Itch; Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, and a white haired Charlie Chaplin, drawn from life from a Hirschfeld interview in 1942. A sultry drawing of Sophia Loren entwined with Anthony Perkins from their 1962 film, Five Miles To Midnight also greets visitors to the exhibition. The artwork covers a staggering 71 years of popular culture in America, from an autographed drawing of vaudeville comedian Billy B. Van from 1929 to a gouache painting of Groucho Marx from 2000. The Huntsville Museum of Art brings the best of Hirschfeld to Alabama. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tues… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014.

Seeing is Believing: Contemporary Works on Paper from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 17 – August 10, 2014 To complement the Janet Fish retrospective, this exhibit features a selection of prints and drawings by major American realist artists who are Fish’s generational peers, including Jack Beal, Chuck Close, Richard Estes, David Parrish, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol. Organized by HMA. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014.

Majestic Minerals – Nature’s Building Blocks

The beauty of gold has captured the imagination since antiquity. If one is very lucky, it is easy to recover, easy to form into jewelry and art objects, has other useful properties, does not corrode, and retains a high value. Gold is both an element and a mineral, but it is only one of 118 known elements and one of over 4000 minerals. Elements and minerals display a wide variety of beautiful colors and exotic crystal shapes. Minerals combine to form rocks, which are old, heavy, hard, and ugly, or are they? Nature has provided us with a variety of rocks that are not only necessary for our society, but are often beautiful and treasured. Sometimes we see only the rough exterior, and miss the inner beauty, so it is with rocks. In conjunction with the Gold Mountain summer program, the exhibit will explore rocks and minerals, how they formed, where they might be found in Alabama, and include a large sampling of these beautiful wonders of nature. Earth Science students will find the exhibit both useful and entertain… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/majestic-minerals%20natures-building-blocks. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Biscuit’s Birthday

Kids Biscuit’s Birthday–backyard games; meet Biscuit and get a hat and cake. Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/summer-family-fun/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Spark Lab

Kids 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 Friday through Sunday each week. Spark Lab includes hands-on physical science-themed interactive activities. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/04.11.14/spark-lab. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain

Kids Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain is an exciting, interactive adventure that comes to life in March 2014. Visitors will experience the Alabama Gold Rush of 1829 for themselves. Guests will “arrive” on the stagecoach, shop in the General Store for provisions, build a cabin out of child-size faux logs, pan for gold in the sluice, get hands-on experience with  daily chores, enjoy music of the time - all this and more while collecting “gold nuggets” along the way. Visitors won’t want to forget to weigh their gold and stake their claim! This original adventure, geared for children ages 3 to 11, will provide hours of family fun and learning while presenting the rough and tumble life of a prospector. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://burrittonthemountain.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Educational & Lecture 30 minute guided walking tour; $5. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Constitution Village. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/summer-family-fun/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00am- 5:00pm Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing exhibit coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! GPS Adventures is an introduction to all things Global Positioning System (GPS) – its history, current uses and future possibilities – all displayed within a 2,500 square foot maze! Visitors experience the thrill of geocaching – hunting for hidden treasure as they navigate from room to room using GPS enabled technology and their code-solving abilities. With wall graphics that represent four distinct locations – urban, city park, back-country and a historic site – visitors are immersed in a unique experience as they find their way. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.02.14/gps-adventures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Two Lines

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, May 5, 2014 - Sunday, August 3, 2014; 9am-5pm daily This Powerful collection of 100 unique and distinguished photographs is a pictorial narrative sharing the history of two nations divided by war: Korea and Germany. The history of these divided nations is often unknown or forgotten. Korea remains divided after 60 years. Germany reunited just 25 years ago and now celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the highly successful Green Zone, European Green Belt. This thriving industrial area and nature preserve affirms that destructive divisions can heal, bring strength and unity. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/05.05.14/two-lines. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Tiny Tot Skate Session at Skate Odyssey

Kids Every FRIDAY from 10am-12pm come to Skate Odyssey and bring the kiddos for some family FUN! Children 5 and under only Please! Bring your child, toddler, baby and play away on our big skate floor! We have Little Tykes skates available for the tiny ones or regular skates start at a size 9 toddler. Parents are FREE unless they skate, and the kids are only $5 each! Skate Odyssey 11319 Memorial Parkway SW Huntsville, Al. 256-880-7655. Cost: $5.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Skate Odyssey 11319 Memorial Parkway SW Huntsville, AL. 35803.

Super Summer of Science Fun

Kids Sci-Quest is the place to be this summer for science fun! Each day is themed with different activities and new and exciting shows for children (and adults) of all ages. We also have a special pre-K component with fun hands-on activities for our littlest visitors. All activities are included with general admission. Make some time for science this summer, because it’s going to be a geeky good time! Please visit our website for a complete list of activities. 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/super-summer-science-fun. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Astronaut Lunch

Museums, Studios & Galleries Enjoy personal interaction with an astronaut and a delicious lunch served in the Mission Center Complex - the authentic Space Camp training floor. Learn more about the exciting journey into space, have your picture made and get an autograph! Lunches are on Friday afternoons from 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. $25 per person. Limited spaces are available, so reserve yours today! Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/08.22.14/astronaut-lunch. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Downtown Huntsville Sounds of Summer Series

Downtown Huntsville What if you knew that every Thursday, Friday, and select Saturday's this summer, you'd be able to enjoy free live music in the city center?  If that sounds good, then you're in luck because its exactly what the "2014 Downtown Huntsville Sounds of Summer Series presented by Cadence Bank" will offer beginning in June and extending through August. Each Thursday from 5-7pm on the Westside Square, the series offers free concerts from bands including .45 Surprise, Flannel Umbros, Milltowne, and Marco Pollo.  Conveniently located in the entertainment district, you'll be able to grab food from the great nearby restaurants or your favorite drink from the many establishments and sip and stroll to get a great evening started. Then, each Friday, the same location will come to life from 5-7pm with a live remote and free entertainment from one of the Cumulus Media line-up of local stations.  From WZYP to Journey 93.3, the series will be two hours worth of Friday afternoon fun as Downtown Huntsville gets the weekend s… Event Web Link: http://www.downtownhuntsville.org/featured-events/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville Huntsville AL, 35801.

Family Fun Fest

Social Events & More Free and open to public Emergency personnel will display vehiciles Cartoon figures will be on hand to entertain children Refreshments will be provided. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Academy for Learning and Character Development 3807 Telstar Circle Huntsville, AL 35805.

AUDITIONS - The Rocky Horror Show!

Music It's that time again! Auditions for The Rocky Horror Show" are scheduled for 6:00pm August 2 and August 3. Downstairs on the Alpha Stage at Renaissance Theatre! The show is scheduled for October 24 - Nov 1 and will include 2 midnight shows. Be prepared to sing a minute of your favorite song, a cold read (scripts will be provided), and a bit of dance. Directed by Todd Hess. Venue/ Attraction: Renaissance Theatre. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Family Spash Night

Kids Free Family Splash Night at Hope Church Madison. Friday August 1st 6pm. 1661 Balch Rd, Huntsville, AL 35757 Free inflatables, water slides, popcorn, Lego Movie at dusk, and food trucks available. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Hope Church Madison 1661 Balch Rd Madison, AL 35757.

Huntsville Stars vs. Jacksonville Suns

Sports Sport Team Name: Huntsville Stars. Venue/ Attraction: Joe Davis Stadium. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Legally Blonde, the Musical presented by Lyrique Music Productions

Performing Arts & Film Lyrique Music Productions is proud to present our summer show, LEGALLY BLONDE, The Musical!! This international award-winning hit is an all singing, all dancing romantic comedy about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got! Perennially perky Elle Woods is a girl who loves to be pampered and shop for the latest all-pink outfits. But when her boyfriend dumps her for someone "more serious," Elle sets out to win him back by putting down the credit card and hitting the books. Ready to revamp her image, Elle goes where no Delta Nu sorority girl has gone before: Harvard Law School! Legally Blonde takes you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway's blondest new student. Along the way, our heroine proves that being yourself and going after what you want never goes out of style. Directed by Luz Tolentino Ladrillono, with music direction by Gianna Gimenez, choreography by Rene Bonifay and technical direction by Lynn Broad. Lyrique Music Productions is honored to present the most talen… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: 20.00. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.lyriquemusicproductions.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Rick & Bubba 20th Anniversary Tour: “We Ain’t Never Been Nowhere”

Performing Arts & Film On Sale: Friday, Nov. 15th at 10am! Mark C Smith Concert Hall Tickets: All seats are reserved for $42, $32, $22 & $17. Tickets will be available for purchase at: - VBC Box Office (Mon. - Fri. | 10am - 5pm) - Any TicketMaster Outlet - Online: www.ticketmaster.com - Over The Phone: 1.800.745.3000. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Get Pop Cultured- Disney's Frozen Party

Kids Join us for Barnes & Nobles nationwide "Disney's Frozen Party". It will start at 7pm and is open to all ages. We will offer live musical performances from the hit soundtrack and of course, the audience is welcome to join in. There will also be a Disney costume contest, trivia, themed cafe treats, photo opportunities and much more. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Barnes and Noble 2750 Carl T Jones Dr SE Huntsville, AL 35802.

Bare: A Rock Opera

Performing Arts & Film Renaissance Theatre presents Bare: A Rock Opera. A group of high school seniors at a Catholic boarding school faces issues of sexuality and personal identity. As they struggle to come to terms with who they are, and who the world thinks they should be, they seek answers from their Church, their friends, and ultimately, from within themselves. Its rich, vibrant score draws on many styles of contemporary music. Dates: August 1-2 & 7-9 at 7:30pm August 3 & 9-10 at 2:30pm. Venue/ Attraction: Renaissance Theatre. Cost: $20 and $22. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Watters/Felts Project

Museums, Studios & Galleries $10 Admission, Located in the Flying Monkey Theatre on the second floor of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. This Jazz ensemble is based in & around Huntsville, Alabama, and co-led by trumpeter/flugelhornist Ken Watters & vocalist Ingrid Felts. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Nightlife Venue: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Monkey Speak

Performing Arts & Film Held the first Friday of every month Monkey Speak is Huntsville’s most exciting spoken word open-mic night, an open stage for anyone to read perform or improvise poetry drama or prose or any variation of the spoken word.  No experience is necessary.  Mature audiences only. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Nightlife Venue: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM.

Seminole Strut

Music Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, August 2, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Dendera Bloodbath with Tony Perdue and Bob Walters of the Devastators

Music Dendera Bloodbath Atlanta experimental darkwave (Verge of Bliss alum) Tony Perdue and Bob Walters of the one and only Tony Perdue and the Devastators TBA. Cost: $5. Nightlife Venue: Copper Top. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 1, 2014, 9:30 PM – Saturday, August 2, 2014, 12:30 AM.

NRG Dance Project

July 30-August 3, 2014 Merrimack Hall welcomes the incomparable talent of the NRG Dance Project team to Huntsville! Join us for a weekend of workshops that will enlighten and enhance your current dance training. NRG Dance Project is one of the most highly regarded dance organizations in the country and we are thrilled to bring their headliners to you. Classes are open to dancers at all levels of training, ages 12 and up. Project UP students have their own private workshop with the NRG faculty but are welcome to enroll in additional classes too! Included in the workshop is an audition for Merrimack Hall's highly anticipated annual community piece, to be presented at the 8th Annual Evening of Dance in January 2015. Dancers selected for the community piece will have the opportunity to work with the NRG faculty on two original works. Project UP students must call Merrimack Hall to purchase their class slots. Participation in these classes is mandatory for Project UP competition dancers but all members… Venue/ Attraction: Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center. Event Web Link: http://www.merrimackhall.com/nrg.html. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014.

Alice's Garden of Wonders

Kids Don't be late ... Experience Wonderland Take a tumble down the Rabbit Hole and explore Alice's Garden of Wonders!   Mad Hatter's Tea Party Queen of Hearts Chess Door Maze Queen's Croquet Teapot and Teacup Queen's Castle Tweedledee and Tweedledum's Home Jabberwocky and Mock Turtle. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=36. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014.

Al Hirschfeld: A Celebration of Hollywood and Broadway

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 31 – September 14, 2014 This show features nearly 50 drawings and prints spanning Hirschfeld’s career and gather together icons from the Great White Way and the Silver Screen including John Wayne, Carol Channing, Richard Burton, Zero Mostel, Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Hepburn, and Marlon Brando. Among the art in this new show is a lithograph of Marilyn Monroe’s famous sewer grate scene from The Seven Year Itch; Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, and a white haired Charlie Chaplin, drawn from life from a Hirschfeld interview in 1942. A sultry drawing of Sophia Loren entwined with Anthony Perkins from their 1962 film, Five Miles To Midnight also greets visitors to the exhibition. The artwork covers a staggering 71 years of popular culture in America, from an autographed drawing of vaudeville comedian Billy B. Van from 1929 to a gouache painting of Groucho Marx from 2000. The Huntsville Museum of Art brings the best of Hirschfeld to Alabama. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tues… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014.

Seeing is Believing: Contemporary Works on Paper from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 17 – August 10, 2014 To complement the Janet Fish retrospective, this exhibit features a selection of prints and drawings by major American realist artists who are Fish’s generational peers, including Jack Beal, Chuck Close, Richard Estes, David Parrish, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol. Organized by HMA. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014.

100 BMOA 15th Annual Joh Riche Memorial Golf Classic

Fundraisers Putting Contest 7:15am - 7:45am Shotgun Start 8:00am $10,000 Hole in One $1,000,000 shoot out Closest to the Pin and other contest Registration can be made on line at www.100bmoa2014.eventbrite.com non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Cost: 125.00 Early Bird Registration. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail 450 Old Hwy 431, Owens Crossroads, AL 35763.

Summer Sizzler Super Metric Century Bike Ride

Fundraisers Scenic rolling hills bicycle tour around Madison, Marshall & Jackson counties in north Alabama. Best riding in north Alabama - includes the Paint Rock River, Cathedral Caverns and Nat Mountain! Extremely low traffic! Multiple routes for all abilities from 25 miles to a Super Metric Century (71 miles). Includes full SAG support, with well-stocked rest stops and after-ride Domino's Pizza lunch at New Hope United Methodist Church. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM. New Hope United Methodist Church 5351 Main Dr. New Hope, AL 35760.

Athens Saturday Market

Health & Wellness June 7- August 30 Saturday, 8am- noon What You’ll Find: Fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, breads, honey, jelly, jams and more! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 409 Green Street, Athens, AL 35611.

Bailey Cove Farmers Market

Health & Wellness June through September Saturday, 8am-Noon What You’ll Find: Locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, flowers and other locally produced products. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. St. Thomas Episcopal Church 12200 Bailey Cove Rd. Huntsville, AL 35803.

Madison City Farmers Market

Healthy Huntsville Madison City Farmers Market is the area’s original local, producer-only farmers market, founded in 2007. Everything sold at the market is grown or crafted by local farmers and craftspeople. Our vendors provide a wide selection of the freshest  local veggies, fruits, cheese, eggs, meats, herbs, honey, jams, jellies, relishes, home-baked goods, plants and flowers. Come see creations from local artisans including handmade cards, soaps, lotions, candles, wood crafts, sewn items and other handmade products. April 12 - November 22;  8am-Noon (April - Sept) and 9am-Noon (Oct - Nov). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Trinity Baptist Church 1088 Hughes Road, Madison, AL 35758.

Walk For Life

Social Events & More Free family fun from 8:30 until 11:00, with the Walk at 9:00. Dunking booth, sno-cones, popcorn, music, and much more! Note the new location. Come Rain or Shine! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Westminster Christian Academy 237 Johns Rd NW Huntsville, AL 35806.

First Saturday Fitness Classes- Interval Workout

Healthy Huntsville Held the first Saturday of each month from April through October at Big Spring East by the rock fountain. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM.

Majestic Minerals – Nature’s Building Blocks

The beauty of gold has captured the imagination since antiquity. If one is very lucky, it is easy to recover, easy to form into jewelry and art objects, has other useful properties, does not corrode, and retains a high value. Gold is both an element and a mineral, but it is only one of 118 known elements and one of over 4000 minerals. Elements and minerals display a wide variety of beautiful colors and exotic crystal shapes. Minerals combine to form rocks, which are old, heavy, hard, and ugly, or are they? Nature has provided us with a variety of rocks that are not only necessary for our society, but are often beautiful and treasured. Sometimes we see only the rough exterior, and miss the inner beauty, so it is with rocks. In conjunction with the Gold Mountain summer program, the exhibit will explore rocks and minerals, how they formed, where they might be found in Alabama, and include a large sampling of these beautiful wonders of nature. Earth Science students will find the exhibit both useful and entertain… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/majestic-minerals%20natures-building-blocks. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Biscuit’s Birthday

Kids Biscuit’s Birthday–backyard games; meet Biscuit and get a hat and cake. Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/summer-family-fun/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Discovering Birds

Kids COME EXPLORE WITH US ! Discover amazing things through find hands-on activities in the Anderson Education Center, Purdy Butterfly House and the Children’s Garden Appropriate for all ages               June 7, July 5, Aug 2 Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm Discovery Cart in the Anderson Education Center. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&type=events&viewMoreType=events&typeID=222. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Spark Lab

Kids 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 Friday through Sunday each week. Spark Lab includes hands-on physical science-themed interactive activities. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/04.11.14/spark-lab. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain

Kids Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain is an exciting, interactive adventure that comes to life in March 2014. Visitors will experience the Alabama Gold Rush of 1829 for themselves. Guests will “arrive” on the stagecoach, shop in the General Store for provisions, build a cabin out of child-size faux logs, pan for gold in the sluice, get hands-on experience with  daily chores, enjoy music of the time - all this and more while collecting “gold nuggets” along the way. Visitors won’t want to forget to weigh their gold and stake their claim! This original adventure, geared for children ages 3 to 11, will provide hours of family fun and learning while presenting the rough and tumble life of a prospector. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://burrittonthemountain.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

25-Cent Book Sale

Fundraisers Friends of the Library will hold a 25-Cent Book Sale at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library’s Downtown Huntsville Branch, 915 Monroe St. from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Choose Life Walk for Life

Fundraisers Choose Life of North Alabama holds its 10th annual Walk in celebration of life! Please visit chooselifehuntsville.org for more information on how to create your own fundraising page. Come join the fun for all ages, from strollers to wheelchairs. There will be inflatables, free concessions, and much more! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Westminster Christian Academy Stadium 237 Johns Road Huntsville, AL 35806.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00am- 5:00pm Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing exhibit coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! GPS Adventures is an introduction to all things Global Positioning System (GPS) – its history, current uses and future possibilities – all displayed within a 2,500 square foot maze! Visitors experience the thrill of geocaching – hunting for hidden treasure as they navigate from room to room using GPS enabled technology and their code-solving abilities. With wall graphics that represent four distinct locations – urban, city park, back-country and a historic site – visitors are immersed in a unique experience as they find their way. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.02.14/gps-adventures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Two Lines

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, May 5, 2014 - Sunday, August 3, 2014; 9am-5pm daily This Powerful collection of 100 unique and distinguished photographs is a pictorial narrative sharing the history of two nations divided by war: Korea and Germany. The history of these divided nations is often unknown or forgotten. Korea remains divided after 60 years. Germany reunited just 25 years ago and now celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the highly successful Green Zone, European Green Belt. This thriving industrial area and nature preserve affirms that destructive divisions can heal, bring strength and unity. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/05.05.14/two-lines. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Breakfast Trolley Tours

Downtown Huntsville Breakfast Trolley Tours at Alabama Constitution Village are back for 2014! “Have your muffin and eat it, too” while touring downtown Huntsville and the Twickenham Historic district, summer Saturdays at 10am. Our vintage-inspired trolley bus leaves from Alabama Constitution Village, 109 Gates Ave, each Saturday, June-Sept. 2014! Historic Interpreters climb onboard each week to tell you tales about people and places from Huntsville’s past worth repeating, and some definitely worth repeating! Tickets are $15; advance Credit Card reservations are strongly encouraged by calling 256 535-6564 Tues.-Fri. from 10am-3pm. For more information, call 256 535-6564. Venue/ Attraction: Constitution Village. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/breakfast-trolley-tour/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

First Saturday Fitness Classes- Pilates

Healthy Huntsville Pilates  (Terrie Moultrie) Pilates with terriemorringmoultrie of eX4L: Pilates is low impact core work.  It’s simple enough for a beginner yet challenging enough for even the fittest. Using focused, controlled breathing, proper posture/alignment, and mind-body awareness as tools, pilates will improve your overall core strength and improve all facets of your health.  Sound too good?  Come give it a try!  As a personal trainer specializing in core issues, Terrie will put you on the right path! Held the first Saturday of each month from April through October at Big Spring East by the rock fountain. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Science Weekends

Kids Every Saturday and Sunday, the Science Center offers a variety of hands-on activities, shows and learning labs to experience while visiting. Witness kitchen science experiments with solids, liquids and gases, see how tall you can build a straw tower or design a circuit, and engage in science and engineering activities designed specifically for our littlest visitors! These activities are included with general admission (except for the Roaming Dome). Please note: Activities subject to change without notice due to birthday parties or other special events. Please check with the front desk to confirm upon your arrival. 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/science-weekends. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Artist Market

Museums, Studios & Galleries Free, Flying Monkey Arts. Local artists and others are invited to set up a booth 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. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Splendid Shindig

Museums, Studios & Galleries Free, Located on the East Lawn of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Join us for a fantasmagorical celebration of Piper and Leaf’s Grand Opening. This will be a showcase of local artisans, craftsmen, and farmers. Spend a day in the sun drinking sweet tea and sampling a smorgasbord of what Huntsville’s local businesses have to offer! Enjoy three legged races and more family geared frolics. PLUS Watermelon only a nickel a slice! Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Nightlife Venue: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Get Pop Cultured- Marvel Day

Kids Coinciding with the release of Marvel's 'The Guardians of the Galaxy' in theaters, we are celebrating Marvel Day! Enjoy children's story time, craft and costume contest between 1pm and 3pm. Teen and adult geared fun will happen in the evening hours between 6pm to 830pm. Join us for a costume contest, trivia, and much much more. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Barnes and Noble 2750 Carl T Jones Dr SE Huntsville, AL 35802.

Geocaching 101

Museums, Studios & Galleries Attend the Geocaching 101 tutorial and search for caches throughout our campus while learning about the history and application of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology within the featured exhibit, GPS Adventures. Session is included with your membership or paid museum admission. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/06.21.14/geocaching-101. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Net Making: beautiful and practical

Museums, Studios & Galleries Every Weekend our Step Back in Time programs give you the chance to take a closer look at life in the past. Drop in on our historic interpreters from 1:30 - 2:30 pm every Saturday and Sunday to enjoy demonstrations of skills and crafts in the historic park. While you're at Burritt don't miss the guided tour of the historic park offered every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30! Join one of our historic interpreters for a more in-depth look at the history behind the homes in our historic park included with regular admission. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/knots-ins-and-outs-with-the-working-end-of-rope-7. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Legally Blonde, the Musical presented by Lyrique Music Productions

Performing Arts & Film Lyrique Music Productions is proud to present our summer show, LEGALLY BLONDE, The Musical!! This international award-winning hit is an all singing, all dancing romantic comedy about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got! Perennially perky Elle Woods is a girl who loves to be pampered and shop for the latest all-pink outfits. But when her boyfriend dumps her for someone "more serious," Elle sets out to win him back by putting down the credit card and hitting the books. Ready to revamp her image, Elle goes where no Delta Nu sorority girl has gone before: Harvard Law School! Legally Blonde takes you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway's blondest new student. Along the way, our heroine proves that being yourself and going after what you want never goes out of style. Directed by Luz Tolentino Ladrillono, with music direction by Gianna Gimenez, choreography by Rene Bonifay and technical direction by Lynn Broad. Lyrique Music Productions is honored to present the most talen… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: 20.00. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.lyriquemusicproductions.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Unity Fest '14

Kids Unity Fest '14; The Back to School Drive.  Aug. 2 at Lakewood Park from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Lakewood Park 2225 York Rd Nw Huntsville, AL.

AUDITIONS - The Rocky Horror Show!

Music It's that time again! Auditions for The Rocky Horror Show" are scheduled for 6:00pm August 2 and August 3. Downstairs on the Alpha Stage at Renaissance Theatre! The show is scheduled for October 24 - Nov 1 and will include 2 midnight shows. Be prepared to sing a minute of your favorite song, a cold read (scripts will be provided), and a bit of dance. Directed by Todd Hess. Venue/ Attraction: Renaissance Theatre. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Get Pop Cultured- Marvel Day

Kids Coinciding with the release of Marvel's 'The Guardians of the Galaxy' in theaters, we are celebrating Marvel Day! Enjoy children's story time, craft and costume contest between 1pm and 3pm. Teen and adult geared fun will happen in the evening hours between 6pm to 830pm. Join us for a costume contest, trivia, and much much more. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Barnes and Noble 2750 Carl T Jones Dr SE Huntsville, AL 35802.

Parents' Night Out

Kids Give the babysitter a break and drop the kids off at Sci-Quest for a safe night full of fun! Children will enjoy: Pizza dinner Hands-on activities (different science themes each month) Movies Play time on the exhibit floor This is for children ages 4-12 years old. Cost is $23 for the first child and $18 for each additional child. Sci-Quest Members receive a 10 percent discount. Advanced reservations are required. Registration must be completed by noon on the day of the event. Venue/ Attraction: Sci-Quest, Hands-On Science Center. Cost: $23 for the first child and $18 for each additional child. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://sci-quest.org/plan-your-visit/parents-night-out. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Huntsville Ghost Walk

Social Events & More Every tour night we offer three completely different walking tours beginning promptly on Saturday nights at 6 pm. Specifically for the month of October, we offer tours at 8 pm and Friday at 6 pm. Old Town Historic District This was our original Ghost Walk. It contains stories such as the "Fraternity House for Ghosts" the children of Walker Street, the ghost in the Court House, and the murder of Judge Thomas Lawler. These buildings are mostly Victorian-style (late 1800s). Twickenham Historic District Our second Ghost Walk travels through the streets with the Antebellum-style mansions (pre-1860s). On this tour we speak about LeRoy "Father of Huntsville" Pope, Helion Lodge #1, the Backwards House, and many others. During October, this tour is offered at 8:30 on Saturday nights - when it's our most active tour! Haunted Downtown Haunted Downtown features the businesses in downtown Huntsville as well as the Big Spring. We talk about the Marble Palace, Confederate soldiers, the Halsey Grocery Store, and… Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Harrison Brothers Hardware Store 124 Southside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Breastmilk The Movie screening

Performing Arts & Film Join us for the screening of Breastmilk - The Movie at Chan Auditorium at University of Alabama in Huntsville on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014. From the producers of "The Business of Being Born" comes a film about one of the most personal and political topics that mothers and families face today. Please join us for a screening of this important film. Presented by Chatty Claire and Connections Breastfeeding Conference. The movie will begin at 7:00pm. Please arrive by 6:30pm for seating. Door Prizes and discussion immediately following the film. Babies in arms are welcome. Tickets are $10. Please either print off your ticket and bring it to the event or follow Eventbrite instructions to use your smartphone for on-site check-in. Seating is limited. Advance tickets are encouraged. Questions? Please contact claire@chattyclaire.com. More information from the film website: www.breastmilkthemovie.com Breastmilk - The Movie With unexpected humor, with an unflinching camera, with some guilt… Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Chan Auditorium. Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Huntsville Stars vs. Jacksonville Suns

Sports Sport Team Name: Huntsville Stars. Venue/ Attraction: Joe Davis Stadium. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Legally Blonde, the Musical presented by Lyrique Music Productions

Performing Arts & Film Lyrique Music Productions is proud to present our summer show, LEGALLY BLONDE, The Musical!! This international award-winning hit is an all singing, all dancing romantic comedy about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got! Perennially perky Elle Woods is a girl who loves to be pampered and shop for the latest all-pink outfits. But when her boyfriend dumps her for someone "more serious," Elle sets out to win him back by putting down the credit card and hitting the books. Ready to revamp her image, Elle goes where no Delta Nu sorority girl has gone before: Harvard Law School! Legally Blonde takes you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway's blondest new student. Along the way, our heroine proves that being yourself and going after what you want never goes out of style. Directed by Luz Tolentino Ladrillono, with music direction by Gianna Gimenez, choreography by Rene Bonifay and technical direction by Lynn Broad. Lyrique Music Productions is honored to present the most talen… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: 20.00. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.lyriquemusicproductions.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Huntsville Rockets vs Memphis Panthers

Sports Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Milton Frank Stadium 2801 15th Ave SW Huntsville, Alabama 35805.

Bare: A Rock Opera

Performing Arts & Film Renaissance Theatre presents Bare: A Rock Opera. A group of high school seniors at a Catholic boarding school faces issues of sexuality and personal identity. As they struggle to come to terms with who they are, and who the world thinks they should be, they seek answers from their Church, their friends, and ultimately, from within themselves. Its rich, vibrant score draws on many styles of contemporary music. Dates: August 1-2 & 7-9 at 7:30pm August 3 & 9-10 at 2:30pm. Venue/ Attraction: Renaissance Theatre. Cost: $20 and $22. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Lefty Williams Band

Music Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 9:00 PM – Sunday, August 3, 2014, 12:00 AM.

NRG Dance Project

July 30-August 3, 2014 Merrimack Hall welcomes the incomparable talent of the NRG Dance Project team to Huntsville! Join us for a weekend of workshops that will enlighten and enhance your current dance training. NRG Dance Project is one of the most highly regarded dance organizations in the country and we are thrilled to bring their headliners to you. Classes are open to dancers at all levels of training, ages 12 and up. Project UP students have their own private workshop with the NRG faculty but are welcome to enroll in additional classes too! Included in the workshop is an audition for Merrimack Hall's highly anticipated annual community piece, to be presented at the 8th Annual Evening of Dance in January 2015. Dancers selected for the community piece will have the opportunity to work with the NRG faculty on two original works. Project UP students must call Merrimack Hall to purchase their class slots. Participation in these classes is mandatory for Project UP competition dancers but all members… Venue/ Attraction: Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center. Event Web Link: http://www.merrimackhall.com/nrg.html. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 3, 2014.

Alice's Garden of Wonders

Kids Don't be late ... Experience Wonderland Take a tumble down the Rabbit Hole and explore Alice's Garden of Wonders!   Mad Hatter's Tea Party Queen of Hearts Chess Door Maze Queen's Croquet Teapot and Teacup Queen's Castle Tweedledee and Tweedledum's Home Jabberwocky and Mock Turtle. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=36. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 3, 2014.

Al Hirschfeld: A Celebration of Hollywood and Broadway

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 31 – September 14, 2014 This show features nearly 50 drawings and prints spanning Hirschfeld’s career and gather together icons from the Great White Way and the Silver Screen including John Wayne, Carol Channing, Richard Burton, Zero Mostel, Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Hepburn, and Marlon Brando. Among the art in this new show is a lithograph of Marilyn Monroe’s famous sewer grate scene from The Seven Year Itch; Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, and a white haired Charlie Chaplin, drawn from life from a Hirschfeld interview in 1942. A sultry drawing of Sophia Loren entwined with Anthony Perkins from their 1962 film, Five Miles To Midnight also greets visitors to the exhibition. The artwork covers a staggering 71 years of popular culture in America, from an autographed drawing of vaudeville comedian Billy B. Van from 1929 to a gouache painting of Groucho Marx from 2000. The Huntsville Museum of Art brings the best of Hirschfeld to Alabama. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tues… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 3, 2014.

Seeing is Believing: Contemporary Works on Paper from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 17 – August 10, 2014 To complement the Janet Fish retrospective, this exhibit features a selection of prints and drawings by major American realist artists who are Fish’s generational peers, including Jack Beal, Chuck Close, Richard Estes, David Parrish, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol. Organized by HMA. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 3, 2014.

Spark Lab

Kids 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 Friday through Sunday each week. Spark Lab includes hands-on physical science-themed interactive activities. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/04.11.14/spark-lab. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00am- 5:00pm Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing exhibit coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! GPS Adventures is an introduction to all things Global Positioning System (GPS) – its history, current uses and future possibilities – all displayed within a 2,500 square foot maze! Visitors experience the thrill of geocaching – hunting for hidden treasure as they navigate from room to room using GPS enabled technology and their code-solving abilities. With wall graphics that represent four distinct locations – urban, city park, back-country and a historic site – visitors are immersed in a unique experience as they find their way. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.02.14/gps-adventures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Two Lines

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, May 5, 2014 - Sunday, August 3, 2014; 9am-5pm daily This Powerful collection of 100 unique and distinguished photographs is a pictorial narrative sharing the history of two nations divided by war: Korea and Germany. The history of these divided nations is often unknown or forgotten. Korea remains divided after 60 years. Germany reunited just 25 years ago and now celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the highly successful Green Zone, European Green Belt. This thriving industrial area and nature preserve affirms that destructive divisions can heal, bring strength and unity. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/05.05.14/two-lines. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Science Weekends

Kids Every Saturday and Sunday, the Science Center offers a variety of hands-on activities, shows and learning labs to experience while visiting. Witness kitchen science experiments with solids, liquids and gases, see how tall you can build a straw tower or design a circuit, and engage in science and engineering activities designed specifically for our littlest visitors! These activities are included with general admission (except for the Roaming Dome). Please note: Activities subject to change without notice due to birthday parties or other special events. Please check with the front desk to confirm upon your arrival. 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/science-weekends. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Majestic Minerals – Nature’s Building Blocks

The beauty of gold has captured the imagination since antiquity. If one is very lucky, it is easy to recover, easy to form into jewelry and art objects, has other useful properties, does not corrode, and retains a high value. Gold is both an element and a mineral, but it is only one of 118 known elements and one of over 4000 minerals. Elements and minerals display a wide variety of beautiful colors and exotic crystal shapes. Minerals combine to form rocks, which are old, heavy, hard, and ugly, or are they? Nature has provided us with a variety of rocks that are not only necessary for our society, but are often beautiful and treasured. Sometimes we see only the rough exterior, and miss the inner beauty, so it is with rocks. In conjunction with the Gold Mountain summer program, the exhibit will explore rocks and minerals, how they formed, where they might be found in Alabama, and include a large sampling of these beautiful wonders of nature. Earth Science students will find the exhibit both useful and entertain… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/majestic-minerals%20natures-building-blocks. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Discovering Butterflies & Other Pollinators

Kids COME EXPLORE WITH US ! Discover amazing things through find hands-on activities in the Anderson Education Center, Purdy Butterfly House and the Children’s Garden Appropriate for all ages               Every Sunday 12 - 4 pm Discovery Cart in the Purdy Butterfly House. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&type=events&viewMoreType=events&typeID=222. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain

Kids Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain is an exciting, interactive adventure that comes to life in March 2014. Visitors will experience the Alabama Gold Rush of 1829 for themselves. Guests will “arrive” on the stagecoach, shop in the General Store for provisions, build a cabin out of child-size faux logs, pan for gold in the sluice, get hands-on experience with  daily chores, enjoy music of the time - all this and more while collecting “gold nuggets” along the way. Visitors won’t want to forget to weigh their gold and stake their claim! This original adventure, geared for children ages 3 to 11, will provide hours of family fun and learning while presenting the rough and tumble life of a prospector. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://burrittonthemountain.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

WZYP Bridal Fair

Social Events & More The ticket price for brides and guests is $7.00 per ticket. Save time and energy and money by pre-registering! Tickets at the door for everyone (brides and guests) will be $10.00. Remember, you save time by pre-registering and you may choose to pre-pay or not! If you choose to pre-pay, you will be able to print your ticket(s) and if you choose not to pay and simply pre-register, you will receive a confirmation of registration showing the amount owed at the door. THANK YOU AND ENJOY THIS FANTASTIC SHOW! Dream, Desire, Do. I do at Bridal Fair®. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center North Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Sonia Inc. 2nd Annual Back To School Jam

Kids Sonia Inc. Second Annual Back to School Jam is brought to you by HSV REVOLUTION. The event will be held on August 3rd, 2014 from 1pm-5pm at the Huntsville Botanical Garden.The first Annual Back to School Jam was a huge success. Attendance was roughly over 400, this year we are forecasting 850 plus in attendance. The Back to School Jam will help low income families have an outlet to receive school supplies they would not otherwise receive. These supplies help the youth start school on a positive note. The Back to School Jam will also provide an atmosphere of fun times. Food will be provided for “FREE” such as hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, drinks, and ice cream. Also, so the youth can look their best because we will provide “FREE” haircuts as well. The goal of the Back to School Jam is to introduce Sonia Inc. to the community as an asset, that the community will be able to count on us to help promote positive events and create a new culture in the city of Huntsville, Alabama for the benefit of our youth. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Portable Power: the Flywheel on the Move

Museums, Studios & Galleries Every Weekend our Step Back in Time programs give you the chance to take a closer look at life in the past. Drop in on our historic interpreters from 1:30 - 2:30 pm every Saturday and Sunday to enjoy demonstrations of skills and crafts in the historic park. While you're at Burritt don't miss the guided tour of the historic park offered every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30! Join one of our historic interpreters for a more in-depth look at the history behind the homes in our historic park included with regular admission. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/carding-wook-and-spinning-wool-with-the-drop-spindle-13. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Legally Blonde, the Musical presented by Lyrique Music Productions

Performing Arts & Film Lyrique Music Productions is proud to present our summer show, LEGALLY BLONDE, The Musical!! This international award-winning hit is an all singing, all dancing romantic comedy about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got! Perennially perky Elle Woods is a girl who loves to be pampered and shop for the latest all-pink outfits. But when her boyfriend dumps her for someone "more serious," Elle sets out to win him back by putting down the credit card and hitting the books. Ready to revamp her image, Elle goes where no Delta Nu sorority girl has gone before: Harvard Law School! Legally Blonde takes you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway's blondest new student. Along the way, our heroine proves that being yourself and going after what you want never goes out of style. Directed by Luz Tolentino Ladrillono, with music direction by Gianna Gimenez, choreography by Rene Bonifay and technical direction by Lynn Broad. Lyrique Music Productions is honored to present the most talen… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: 20.00. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.lyriquemusicproductions.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Film Co-op Monthly Workshop

Museums, Studios & Galleries Free, Located in Studio 251 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. The Alabama Filmmakers Co-op 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 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Bare: A Rock Opera

Performing Arts & Film Renaissance Theatre presents Bare: A Rock Opera. A group of high school seniors at a Catholic boarding school faces issues of sexuality and personal identity. As they struggle to come to terms with who they are, and who the world thinks they should be, they seek answers from their Church, their friends, and ultimately, from within themselves. Its rich, vibrant score draws on many styles of contemporary music. Dates: August 1-2 & 7-9 at 7:30pm August 3 & 9-10 at 2:30pm. Venue/ Attraction: Renaissance Theatre. Cost: $20 and $22. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Huntsville Stars vs. Jacksonville Suns

Sports Sport Team Name: Huntsville Stars. Venue/ Attraction: Joe Davis Stadium. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Alice's Garden of Wonders

Kids Don't be late ... Experience Wonderland Take a tumble down the Rabbit Hole and explore Alice's Garden of Wonders!   Mad Hatter's Tea Party Queen of Hearts Chess Door Maze Queen's Croquet Teapot and Teacup Queen's Castle Tweedledee and Tweedledum's Home Jabberwocky and Mock Turtle. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=36. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, August 4, 2014.

Back to School Safety Week

Kids Back to School Safety Week–goody bags and coloring sheets. Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/summer-family-fun/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, August 4, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Backyard Bash

Kids Backyard Bash–bubbles, sand castles, and more. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/summer-family-fun/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, August 4, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00am- 5:00pm Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing exhibit coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! GPS Adventures is an introduction to all things Global Positioning System (GPS) – its history, current uses and future possibilities – all displayed within a 2,500 square foot maze! Visitors experience the thrill of geocaching – hunting for hidden treasure as they navigate from room to room using GPS enabled technology and their code-solving abilities. With wall graphics that represent four distinct locations – urban, city park, back-country and a historic site – visitors are immersed in a unique experience as they find their way. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.02.14/gps-adventures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, August 4, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Huntsville Stars vs. Jacksonville Suns

Sports Sport Team Name: Huntsville Stars. Venue/ Attraction: Joe Davis Stadium. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, August 4, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Habitat on Pratt Farmers' Market

Health & Wellness Habitat for Humanity of Madison County is proud to announce its very first Farmers' Market located in Downtown Huntsville. The market will be open each Monday from June 2nd through August 4th from 1 pm to 6 pm. The market will feature fresh fruit, vegetables, and preserves locally grown and produced by North Alabama area growers. Be sure to watch for weekly events including food sampling, cooking classes, preparation and presentation classes and much more! Join us for our first market where the feature will be free strawberry shortcake samples! We are proud to accept EBT/SNAP payments. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, August 4, 2014, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Habitat for Humanity of Madison County 400 Pratt Ave NW Huntsville, AL 35801.

Market at Good Shepherd

Outdoor Activities & Festivals An open air Farmer's and Artisan market on the lawn of Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church at 3809 Spring Ave, Decatur, AL. Featuring fresh produce and arts and crafts from around the valley. There will be weekly entertainment for the adults and activities to keep the kids busy while you shop. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, August 4, 2014, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Market at Good Shepherd 3809 Spring Ave SW Decatur, AL 35603.

Monday Evening Cookouts

Social Events & More One of the coolest venues in town is opening their doors to the public for Monday evening cookouts by Ruth at the Sandwich Farm. A completely new menu is created weekly with mouthwatering steaks, shrimp, chicken, corn on the cob, and much much more. Bar opens at 5:30 with great specialty drinks and live music starts at 7:00. All ages are welcome along with pets on leashes. Best part is Free Admission!!! Music tonight is provided by Don Ozborn and Andrew Sharp. Come check it out! Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, August 4, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Concerts In the Park

Music The Arts Council and the City of Huntsville Department of Recreation Services present Concerts in the Park, a 10-week FREE concert series in Big Spring Park. Featuring 20 local bands, the series celebrates the very best in Huntsville music. There's something for everyone, too, as genres span the decades and offer a glimpse into the variety of the local performing arts scene. And it's family-friendly! The series is free to the public. Held on the rear patio of the Huntsville Museum of Art, facing the lagoon in Big Spring Park in downtown Huntsville, the atmosphere just can't be beat. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating, picnic dinners, and dancing shoes. Leashed pets are also welcome. Picnics are encouraged at the Concerts in the Park but for the first time The Arts Council and the City of Huntsville will host local food trucks. Each week, the vendors will be onsite with a variety of items available for purchase. The 2014 Concert series will begin on Monday, June 2 and run through A… Is the event free? Yes. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, August 4, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Alice's Garden of Wonders

Kids Don't be late ... Experience Wonderland Take a tumble down the Rabbit Hole and explore Alice's Garden of Wonders!   Mad Hatter's Tea Party Queen of Hearts Chess Door Maze Queen's Croquet Teapot and Teacup Queen's Castle Tweedledee and Tweedledum's Home Jabberwocky and Mock Turtle. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=36. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

Al Hirschfeld: A Celebration of Hollywood and Broadway

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 31 – September 14, 2014 This show features nearly 50 drawings and prints spanning Hirschfeld’s career and gather together icons from the Great White Way and the Silver Screen including John Wayne, Carol Channing, Richard Burton, Zero Mostel, Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Hepburn, and Marlon Brando. Among the art in this new show is a lithograph of Marilyn Monroe’s famous sewer grate scene from The Seven Year Itch; Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, and a white haired Charlie Chaplin, drawn from life from a Hirschfeld interview in 1942. A sultry drawing of Sophia Loren entwined with Anthony Perkins from their 1962 film, Five Miles To Midnight also greets visitors to the exhibition. The artwork covers a staggering 71 years of popular culture in America, from an autographed drawing of vaudeville comedian Billy B. Van from 1929 to a gouache painting of Groucho Marx from 2000. The Huntsville Museum of Art brings the best of Hirschfeld to Alabama. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tues… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

Seeing is Believing: Contemporary Works on Paper from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 17 – August 10, 2014 To complement the Janet Fish retrospective, this exhibit features a selection of prints and drawings by major American realist artists who are Fish’s generational peers, including Jack Beal, Chuck Close, Richard Estes, David Parrish, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol. Organized by HMA. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

Majestic Minerals – Nature’s Building Blocks

The beauty of gold has captured the imagination since antiquity. If one is very lucky, it is easy to recover, easy to form into jewelry and art objects, has other useful properties, does not corrode, and retains a high value. Gold is both an element and a mineral, but it is only one of 118 known elements and one of over 4000 minerals. Elements and minerals display a wide variety of beautiful colors and exotic crystal shapes. Minerals combine to form rocks, which are old, heavy, hard, and ugly, or are they? Nature has provided us with a variety of rocks that are not only necessary for our society, but are often beautiful and treasured. Sometimes we see only the rough exterior, and miss the inner beauty, so it is with rocks. In conjunction with the Gold Mountain summer program, the exhibit will explore rocks and minerals, how they formed, where they might be found in Alabama, and include a large sampling of these beautiful wonders of nature. Earth Science students will find the exhibit both useful and entertain… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/majestic-minerals%20natures-building-blocks. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Back to School Safety Week

Kids Back to School Safety Week–goody bags and coloring sheets. Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/summer-family-fun/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Backyard Bash

Kids Backyard Bash–bubbles, sand castles, and more. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/summer-family-fun/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain

Kids Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain is an exciting, interactive adventure that comes to life in March 2014. Visitors will experience the Alabama Gold Rush of 1829 for themselves. Guests will “arrive” on the stagecoach, shop in the General Store for provisions, build a cabin out of child-size faux logs, pan for gold in the sluice, get hands-on experience with  daily chores, enjoy music of the time - all this and more while collecting “gold nuggets” along the way. Visitors won’t want to forget to weigh their gold and stake their claim! This original adventure, geared for children ages 3 to 11, will provide hours of family fun and learning while presenting the rough and tumble life of a prospector. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://burrittonthemountain.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00am- 5:00pm Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing exhibit coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! GPS Adventures is an introduction to all things Global Positioning System (GPS) – its history, current uses and future possibilities – all displayed within a 2,500 square foot maze! Visitors experience the thrill of geocaching – hunting for hidden treasure as they navigate from room to room using GPS enabled technology and their code-solving abilities. With wall graphics that represent four distinct locations – urban, city park, back-country and a historic site – visitors are immersed in a unique experience as they find their way. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.02.14/gps-adventures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Free Health Screening

Healthy Huntsville Huntsville Hospital’s Mobile Medical Unit will be offering free health screenings to the public. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Triana Public Library 640 6th Street Triana AL 35756.

Tuesdays at 2:00

Kids Every Tuesday at 2:00 join our Historic Park Interpreters for a special treat as they demonstrate a traditional craft or chore. Many times you are welcome to join in and experience the activity for yourself. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Latham UMC Farmers’ Market

Health & Wellness Dates: May 6 – September 30 Tuesdays, 3-7pm What You’ll Find: Farmers who will sell the fruit, vegetables, meat, and poultry grown on their own farms. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Latham United Methodist Church 109 Weatherly Rd SE Huntsville 35803.

Tuesday Farmers Market at Meridianville

Health & Wellness May 20 – September 30 4pm-7pm through August; 4pm-6pm for September.  Depending on supply and weather conditions, the market may be extended into October. What You’ll Find: Fresh locally grown fruits, vegetables, soap, fiber arts, flowers, Artisan Bread, honey, flowers, jelly, jams and more! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. First Baptist Church of Meridianville 175 Monroe Road Meridianville, AL 35759.

Money Smart For Small Business / Jane K. Lowe Financial Literacy Program / Summer 2014

Educational & Lecture What is Money Smart for Small Business? 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: 6/03/14 Organizational Types Session 2: 6/10/14 Time Management Session 3: 6/17/14 Financial Management Session 4: 6/24/14 Record Keeping Session 5: 7/01/14 Banking Services for Small Businesses Session 6: 7/08/14 Credit Reporting Session 7: 7/15/14 Risk Management Session 8: 7/22/14 Insurance Session 9: 7/29/14 Tax Planning and Reporting Session 10: 8/05/14 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" When: Every Tuesday June 3 th… Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Center for Lifelong Learning 121 S Marion St Athens, AL 35611.

Tuesday Evening Concerts @ the Library

Music Our popular Thursday night concert series has moved to Tuesdays. Rocket City Latin Band performs at the next concert on Tuesday, May 13, at 6 p.m. in the Atrium of the Main Library downtown. Here's the 2014 schedule for Tuesday Evening Concerts @ the Library: April 29 -- Twickenham Jazz & Swing -- Concert cancelled due to threat of severe weather. The performance will be rescheduled later in the season. , May 13 -- Rocket City Latin Band , May 27 -- Microwave Dave , June 10 -- Dancing with the Library Stars Round One with the Moondust Big Band , June 24 -- Dancing with the Library Stars Round Two with Rocket City Jazz Orchestra , July 8 -- The African American Drummers , July 22 -- Celebration of Southern Music and Literature , August 5 -- Maple Hill Band , August 19 -- SlipJig. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Summer Cross Country Runs; 1, 2, and 3 Miles

Sports Every Tuesday - 6:15PM - Huntsville Running Park (South end of the Old Airport) Steve & Jennifer Carter, (256) 650-7063. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: John Hunt Park & Cross Country Running Trail. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM.

Meet the Author: Mark McCarter

Educational & Lecture Sports columnist Mark McCarter discusses his new book, Never a Bad Game Ð an inside look at Southern League baseball.Ê Mark takes the reader through the dugout, clubhouses, and buses Ð introducing us to the events, teams, players, managers and accomplishments that make up the LeagueÕs 50-year history. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Event Web Link: http://m.hmcpl.org/events/2014-08/meet-author-mark-mccarter. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit hmcpl.org.

2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show

Educational & Lecture Part of Armed Forces Week August 5 & 6 Tickets for the Redstone Community can be picked up at the MWR ticket office; Tickets for the general public can be picked up at the Huntsville/ Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tickets as well as seating are FREE and first come, first served. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Alice's Garden of Wonders

Kids Don't be late ... Experience Wonderland Take a tumble down the Rabbit Hole and explore Alice's Garden of Wonders!   Mad Hatter's Tea Party Queen of Hearts Chess Door Maze Queen's Croquet Teapot and Teacup Queen's Castle Tweedledee and Tweedledum's Home Jabberwocky and Mock Turtle. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=36. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

Al Hirschfeld: A Celebration of Hollywood and Broadway

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 31 – September 14, 2014 This show features nearly 50 drawings and prints spanning Hirschfeld’s career and gather together icons from the Great White Way and the Silver Screen including John Wayne, Carol Channing, Richard Burton, Zero Mostel, Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Hepburn, and Marlon Brando. Among the art in this new show is a lithograph of Marilyn Monroe’s famous sewer grate scene from The Seven Year Itch; Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, and a white haired Charlie Chaplin, drawn from life from a Hirschfeld interview in 1942. A sultry drawing of Sophia Loren entwined with Anthony Perkins from their 1962 film, Five Miles To Midnight also greets visitors to the exhibition. The artwork covers a staggering 71 years of popular culture in America, from an autographed drawing of vaudeville comedian Billy B. Van from 1929 to a gouache painting of Groucho Marx from 2000. The Huntsville Museum of Art brings the best of Hirschfeld to Alabama. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tues… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

Seeing is Believing: Contemporary Works on Paper from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 17 – August 10, 2014 To complement the Janet Fish retrospective, this exhibit features a selection of prints and drawings by major American realist artists who are Fish’s generational peers, including Jack Beal, Chuck Close, Richard Estes, David Parrish, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol. Organized by HMA. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

Majestic Minerals – Nature’s Building Blocks

The beauty of gold has captured the imagination since antiquity. If one is very lucky, it is easy to recover, easy to form into jewelry and art objects, has other useful properties, does not corrode, and retains a high value. Gold is both an element and a mineral, but it is only one of 118 known elements and one of over 4000 minerals. Elements and minerals display a wide variety of beautiful colors and exotic crystal shapes. Minerals combine to form rocks, which are old, heavy, hard, and ugly, or are they? Nature has provided us with a variety of rocks that are not only necessary for our society, but are often beautiful and treasured. Sometimes we see only the rough exterior, and miss the inner beauty, so it is with rocks. In conjunction with the Gold Mountain summer program, the exhibit will explore rocks and minerals, how they formed, where they might be found in Alabama, and include a large sampling of these beautiful wonders of nature. Earth Science students will find the exhibit both useful and entertain… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/majestic-minerals%20natures-building-blocks. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Back to School Safety Week

Kids Back to School Safety Week–goody bags and coloring sheets. Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/summer-family-fun/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Backyard Bash

Kids Backyard Bash–bubbles, sand castles, and more. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/summer-family-fun/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain

Kids Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain is an exciting, interactive adventure that comes to life in March 2014. Visitors will experience the Alabama Gold Rush of 1829 for themselves. Guests will “arrive” on the stagecoach, shop in the General Store for provisions, build a cabin out of child-size faux logs, pan for gold in the sluice, get hands-on experience with  daily chores, enjoy music of the time - all this and more while collecting “gold nuggets” along the way. Visitors won’t want to forget to weigh their gold and stake their claim! This original adventure, geared for children ages 3 to 11, will provide hours of family fun and learning while presenting the rough and tumble life of a prospector. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://burrittonthemountain.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Government Contracting Credentials Program

Educational & Lecture The WBCNA established the Government Procurement Assistance Center (GPAC) in 2010 to provide customized coaching and training for existing and aspiring government contractors. What is the GPAC Credentials Program? A series of ten modules have been developed to help small businesses become better subcontractors and, ultimately, prime contractors, thus improving their likelihood of success in government contracting. Learn about government contracting from a real-world perspective. Module 1: 12 Steps to Doing Business with the Government - July 16, 9am - 11am Module 2: Marketing to the Primes & the Federal Government - July 23, 9am - 11am Module 3: Capabilities Statement: 10 Questions to Answer - July 30, 9am - 11am Module 4: Small Business Certifications - August 6, 9am - 11am Module 5: GSA Schedules (What, When, Where, Why & How) - August 13, 9am - 12pm Module 6: Government Contractor Accounting - August 20, 9am - 12pm Module 7: Cost/Pricing - August 27, 9am - 12pm Module 8: Beginning Proposal/Ca… Venue/ Attraction: Chamber of Commerce of HSV/ Madison County. Cost: $50. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00am- 5:00pm Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing exhibit coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! GPS Adventures is an introduction to all things Global Positioning System (GPS) – its history, current uses and future possibilities – all displayed within a 2,500 square foot maze! Visitors experience the thrill of geocaching – hunting for hidden treasure as they navigate from room to room using GPS enabled technology and their code-solving abilities. With wall graphics that represent four distinct locations – urban, city park, back-country and a historic site – visitors are immersed in a unique experience as they find their way. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.02.14/gps-adventures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Free Health Screening

Healthy Huntsville Huntsville Hospital’s Mobile Medical Unit will be offering free health screenings to the public. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Sharon Senior Center 775 Butter & Egg Road Hazel Green, AL 35750.

Home School Science Expo

Educational & Lecture Did you know that Sci-Quest has many specialized programs just for home school students? Sci-Quest welcomes home school families to participate in numerous programs designed to complement home school curriculum. Join us for our free Home School Science Expo and receive information about Sci-Quest’s home school offerings for the 2014-2015 school year including competition robotics teams, Sprouting Scientists preschool program, Expanding Your Horizons, and our home school science courses. You will meet instructors, register for classes, and find out everything we can offer you and your family! In addition, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Burritt on the Mountain and MindGear Labs will be on hand with more information about their home school programs. Venue/ Attraction: Sci-Quest, Hands-On Science Center. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://sci-quest.org/plan-your-visit/home-school-science-expo. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

We Care Wednesday

Fundraisers Yearly fundraiser for the team Awesome Angels who support the Alzheimer's Association with the fight against alzheimer's disease! Nightlife Venue: Blue Pants Brewery. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Terry Heights Farmers Market

Healthy Huntsville 1000 Meadow Drive, Meadow Drive Church parking lot Buy local, fresh produce. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 4:00 PM. Meadow Drive Baptist Church 100 Meadow Drive Huntsville, AL 35816.

Wine Down Wednesdays

Social Events & More A.M. Booth's Lumberyard, WJAB -Your smooth jazz and cool vocals radio station along with "The Food Truck" have joined together every Wednesday night to bring you an evening of relaxing music, great drinks specials and tasty food. The best part is it's Free Admission!! All ages are welcome along with pets on a leash. Bar opens at 5:30pm and music starts at 7:00pm. We look forward to seeing you. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: 0. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Black Stone Cherry

Music Sammy T's Music Hall and 95.1 The Rocket present, Black Stone Cherry HardDrive Live Tour with Kyng.. For more information on the VIP tickets please call 256-508-4703 There will be a $10 up charge at the door for all minors. Nightlife Venue: Sammy T's Music Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 7:00 PM – Thursday, August 7, 2014, 12:00 AM.

2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show

Educational & Lecture Part of Armed Forces Week August 5 & 6 Tickets for the Redstone Community can be picked up at the MWR ticket office; Tickets for the general public can be picked up at the Huntsville/ Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tickets as well as seating are FREE and first come, first served. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Dave Grohl's Sound City

Music Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 9:00 PM – Thursday, August 7, 2014, 12:00 AM.