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Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal Our theme for 2014 is “Once Upon A Time,” With our main exhibit this year based on fictional characters from a children’s book, we thought this theme would be a perfect close to what will be an amazing summer of fantasy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014.

Halloween

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A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds

Museums, Studios & Galleries Sharlene and Phil Coker have been collecting chocolate molds since 1976. Today, the collection consists of more than 100 molds, including ones from the German manufacture Anton Reiche, the French manufacturer Le Tang, and Eppelsheimer of New York. The first chocolate molds appeared in France circa 1830, created to bring chocolate to the public in candy form. The exhibit A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds presents molds from the period of 1860-1950. The molds in the collection are useful as well as attractive and have been used to make chocolate candy, beeswax ornaments, barley water candy and chalk ware figurines. No holiday is complete in the Coker household without a special chocolate figure or an ornament made from one of their molds. Chocolate candy, made by Sharlene, was even used in a Science experiment for her grandson! Burritt is thrilled to once again exhibit these beloved antique molds. On display in the Burritt Mansion September 16, 2014 – March 1, 2015, this outstanding collection is… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/a-sweet-obsession-antique-chocolate-molds. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014.

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 4, 2014 – January 18, 2015 Aesthetic Engineering presents a dramatic series of large-scale mixed media works by internationally acclaimed glass artist Ginny Ruffner. The series is inspired by recent breakthroughs in genetics and bio-engineering, and the possibilities of future gene sharing between animal and plant kingdoms. Exuberant and wildly imaginative, the works combine bronze, stainless steel and blown glass into fantastic futuristic forms. Organized in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Museums, Studios & Galleries The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 601 Genome Way Huntsville, AL 35806.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015 South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass is an invitational group exhibition organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art to showcase the work of noted American glass artists living and working in our region. This exhibit will be presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by this internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Ché Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina. Included works range from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel. An opening gallery walk with selected artists is scheduled for Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Richard & Roper Room. Museum Hours: Sunday… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014.

Black Wings Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight chronicles the story of African Americans who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation. Designed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the exhibit presents story of a powerful group of aviation proponents that emerged to challenge racial obstacles and create their own legacy in the world of flight. Some of the most important figures, both past and present, are chronicled in this exhibition. From Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space, Black Wings retells the stories of African Americans who dreamed of flight, left their mark and helped pave the way for those who would follow. This exhibit on display August 23, 2014 – November 2, 2014. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: General Museum Admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/travelingexhibitions. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Sunday, November 2, 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, October 31, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Not So Scary Jump

Kids Have a SPOOKTACULAR time during our Halloween Glow Bounce. Wear your costumes and jump in our FX lighting. All participants will receive a Halloween goodie bag and glow necklace. Don't forget your socks! Cost: $7/child. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Pump It Up 3230 Leeman Ferry Huntsville, AL 35801.

Seeds to Sprouts

Kids Meet other parents while nature comes alive for you and your little one, ages 2-5, at 10 a.m. on selected Fridays. Enjoy stories, lessons, hands-on activities and guided tours. Boeing Education Classroom Learn about and experience the colors of the rainbow in this fall’s Seeds to Sprouts. Each session will focus on a different color. Come decked out in the color of the day for extra fun! August 8: Ridiculous Red August 22: Outrageous Orange September 12: Yummy Yellow September 26: Gorgeous Green October 10: Bold Blue October 31: Perfect Purple Take advantage of our Frequent “Sprouters” Program and earn a free class for every three paid classes that you attend. Pick up your card at the next class. Pre-registration is encouraged. If you register at least 24 hours ahead of the session you will receive a “prize” at the beginning of the class you have registered for. You can register below or on the phone at 256-837-4104. $8 per child, parents free with membership or Garden admission. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=classesCamp&typeID=98. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Grace Lutheran German Luncheon

Fundraisers Grace Lutheran 24th Annual German Luncheon Festival. October 31 from 11-1pm, cost is $12 per ticket. Menu includes Rouladen and red cabbage or Bratwurst and sauerkraut, plus noodles with gravy, german bread or roll and a piece of the famous Apfel Kuchen cake. Cost: $12. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Grace Lutheran School 3321 Memorial PKWY SW Huntsville, Al 35801.

Spooky Space Spectacular!

Seasonal Activities include: Spellbinding Simulators Moon Bounce Creepy Crafts Out-of-this-World Tricks and Treats And Much More Spooktacular Fun! Enjoy the family-friendly movie, “Hocus Pocus,” (PG) at 6 p.m. in the Digital Theater. ”Hocus Pocus” is a comedy-filled family horror film from the Disney Enterprise that follows the story of three witch sisters resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night. It is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all! Finish the evening with a Kooky Costume Contest for all ages at 7:45 p.m. For tickets, click here or call (256) 721-7120 (M-F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Tickets are also available at the door and concessions are available for purchase*. *No outside food or beverage permitted. Venue/ Attraction: Davidson Center for Space Exploration. Cost: $20 for a family of five or $5 per person. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/10.31.14/spooky-space-spectacular. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Halloween at Twickenham Square

Downtown Huntsville Head downtown for trick-or-treating fun with the conveniences of Twickenham Square. Event Web Link: http://downtownhuntsville.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Twickenham Square 500 St. Clair Ave Huntsville, AL 35801.

Halloween in Madison

Seasonal We will be hosting Halloween in Madison. There will be candy for trick or treaters. A costume contest. We have a live band playing that night. We will have door prizes as well as other food. The event is free. We invite everyone to join us Halloween Night. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Village Shoppes of Madison Publix Shopping Center 12100 County Line Road Madison Alabama.

Costume Contest

Social Events & More 5:00 pm - Tap Room opens 6:30 pm - Live Music - Brandon Watson 8:00 pm - Costume Contest and Awards. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Brew Stooges Tap Room 109 Maple Ave NW Huntsville, AL 35801.

Haunted Rickshaw Tour

Downtown Huntsville Rocket City Rickshaws Haunted Huntsville Tours, invites you, your family and friends to come and explore the mysteries of our southern heritage. Our pedicabs offer a unique look at Huntsville’s most interesting haunted locations. Beginning September 5th tours are operating Friday & Saturday nights 5:30pm – 10pm (our final tour starts at 9:30pm). October 2nd tours will operate Thursday – Saturday nights, ​and October 27 – 31, tours operate nightly. We depart from our kiosk located on the Northside of the Madison County Courthouse, across from Amendment 21 Bar on the corner of Randolph and Washington Streets. Cost of tour is $25 per person, which includes a picture of you and a Huntsville specter. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville, AL Northside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Concert on the Dock: Festival Expressions

Music Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment presents Concerts on the Dock, a free eclectic Friday night concert series. It is a family and pet friendly event so bring your dog leashes, lawn chairs, dancing shoes and hula hoops. Festival Expressions is a jam band from Birmingham that mixes funk and jazz with rock and roll and blues to create a smooth, original sound. The band is composed of Ransom Pewitt (lead vocals/guitar), Mike Sinopole (vocals/guitar), Kevin McClure (keyboards/synth), Marcus O’Neill (bass), and Josh Wiseman (drums). With a wide range of styles coming together in this band, they certainly are a band you need to see for yourself to understand. Concerts on the Dock are always FREE but we collect a $2.00 suggested donation for parking. Please carpool! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: $2 for parking- carpool! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Friday Night Cruise-In Presents: 2nd Annual Trunks and Treats

Seasonal Trunks, Treats, Cars, Family, Friends, and Fun... it doesn't matter what you drive or what you wear, this is a safe community event for the whole family. weather permitting, we will do a "Trunks and Treats" event for the 2nd year. last year we had a positive turnout so we are going to do it again!!! this is a FREE community event and we WELCOME sponsors for those interested!! we are still working on prizes and other things as well. the event will be held in the parking out of Advance Auto Parts - 4710 University Dr NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35816) Advance will be giving away a $50 gift certificate and also a $100 gift card from Busters Pawn Shop (2900 Governors Drive Huntsville) and hopefully a few more things, but we will see. we will have an UNLIMITED supply of Treats. so tell, invite, share, and lets make this year an epic one!!!! thanks!! you may contact me for more information at 256-275-6278 or 14uh8ers@gmail.com. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Advance Auto Parts - University Drive 4710 University Dr NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35816.

Huntsville Ghost Walk

Social Events & More Every tour night we offer three completely different walking tours: Old Town Historic District Twickenham Historic District Haunted Downtown They begin 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… Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Harrison Brothers Hardware Store 124 Southside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Madison Ghost Walk

Social Events & More A shopkeeper falls to the floor after being struck with an ax. He quickly stands up, but looks down to see his body still on the floor. Ghosts of Confederate soldiers run with their rifles, stopping occasionally to take aim and fire at phantom Union soldiers. The residue from yet a different era reveals the arrival of a special guest at the railroad station. Hear these stories, and many more, at the Madison Ghost Walk! Tours begin promptly at 6 p.m. every Friday in October at Bandito Burrito. The ghosts from Madison’s past want their stories told! Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for kids 12 and under. Bring your dog on a leash and buy your tickets 30 minutes before tour time. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Bandito Burrito 208 Main Street Madison, AL 35758.

Brandon Watson

Music Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. The Brew Stooges Tap Room 109 Maple Ave NW Huntsville, AL 35801.

The Rocky Horror Show presented by Renaissance Theatre

Performing Arts & Film Renaissance Theatre invites you to give yourself over to absolute pleasure in its steaming hot new production of "The Rocky Horror Show,". Most are probably more familiar with the 1975 film adaptation, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" — it's synonymous with midnight showings around Halloween and has a cult following — than the original London stage version. Yet both are very much the same. Todd Hess's naughty direction intends to bring the production back to its London roots with movie-version twists. Sure, the production's sexy and lewd, but it's still less provocative than one expects. All the licentious ingredients are there: tight corsets, fishnet hosiery, bare flesh, leather undergarments, sexual innuendos and seduction. This "Rocky Horror" is on the propulsive verge of having its own Huntsville cult following. Shows start October 24 on Renaissance Theatre’s Mainstage and run through November 2. There will be several midnight showings as well. Tickets are $25 for evening performances and $30 for… Venue/ Attraction: Renaissance Theatre. Cost: $25 and $30. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.renaissancetheatre.net/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Straight to Ale Halloween Party

Music Disco is dead Zombie Ball featuring The Dawn Osborne Band and DiscOasis. Come celebrate Halloween with delicious beer and tons of fun! We'll have a costume contest, some special beers, and even a Walking Dead surprise. Check Facebook for updates and start working on your costumes!
 Live Music: The Dawn Osborne Band & Disc Oasis
 Food Truck: Dale's Stuft. Nightlife Venue: Straight to Ale. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

The Addams Family presented by IMP

Seasonal Independent Musical Productions presents The Addams Family, a new musical comedy. The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. October 24- Nov 1. Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Ballroom Dance Social

Social Events & More Dance Rocket City hosts its weekly ballroom dance social. Group class starts at 7 p.m. social starts at 8 p.m. No partner necessary. Cost: $5/students, $10/Adults. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Dance Rocket City 2614 Artie St Huntsville, AL 35805.

Halloween Bash with FD/DC and The Gamblers

Music Halloween Bash with FD/DC and The Gamblers. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 8:00 PM – Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Halloween Pop Punk Show

Music Local favorites Raidy & the Erasers, as well as Florence’s The Invisible Teardrops, a new project of Jamie Barrier of the Pine Hill Haints, Expect food trucks and plenty of Frankenhammer (a seasonal release). Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Yellowhammer Brewery 2406 Clinton Ave West Huntsville, AL 35805.

Pizza Party Massacre

Social Events & More Lowe Mill’s official Halloween party, The Pizza Party Massacre reheats this year bigger and better! There will be 5 nights of performances from your favorite Human-A-Matronic rock band  the Rock-O-Dream Supreme with The Pizza Party Massacre part 1 and part 2: ‘The Revenge of the Saucitron. This is a “Showbiz Pizza/Chuck E. Cheese” style family fun night out gone wrong. Multiple shows per night, more info to be announced soon. Come for the fun, and stay forever, and don’t forget to Eat The Pizza! Shows will take place October 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, and 31st. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 8:00 PM – Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Halloween Party with Mr. Crowley and Spellbinder

Music Nightlife Venue: Diamonds. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:00 AM.

Tony Perdue & the Devastaters

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

Unbroken

Music Nightlife Venue: LeeAnn's. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:00 AM.

Dance Party with Liquid Caravan at Tangled String Studio!

Music STOP MAKING Halloween plans that don't make SENSE! Dance Party with Liquid Caravan at Lowe Mill's Tangled String Studio on Friday, Oct 31st at 9:30pm, following the last fall Concert On The Dock at Lowe Mill. $10 at the door -- unless you have on a legit costume, then only $5! This is a BYOB event! Liquid Caravan is a rock-n-roll band from Huntsville, AL. Formed in 2001, LC has been active in the Southeastern music scene for over a decade. Drawing heavily from the jam band and American improvisational rock lineage, Liquid Caravan delivers fun, original, and musically creative performances every time they hit the stage. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:55 PM.

The Turn of the Screw

Performing Arts & Film Based on the Victorian ghost story by Henry James, The Turn of the Screw tells the story of a young governess who takes a position at the elusive Bly Manor. Upon arrival she is introduced to the two seemingly charming children. Little does she know that her young charges are the targets of an evil plot brought to life by two former employees. The result is a frightening battle of good and evil. In addition to the Halloween premiere, there is a show on November 1 @ 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on November 2 @ 2:30 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Randolph Thurber Arts Center. Cost: $5.00. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 PM – Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:00 AM.

The Rocky Horror Show presented by Renaissance Theatre

Performing Arts & Film Renaissance Theatre invites you to give yourself over to absolute pleasure in its steaming hot new production of "The Rocky Horror Show,". Most are probably more familiar with the 1975 film adaptation, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" — it's synonymous with midnight showings around Halloween and has a cult following — than the original London stage version. Yet both are very much the same. Todd Hess's naughty direction intends to bring the production back to its London roots with movie-version twists. Sure, the production's sexy and lewd, but it's still less provocative than one expects. All the licentious ingredients are there: tight corsets, fishnet hosiery, bare flesh, leather undergarments, sexual innuendos and seduction. This "Rocky Horror" is on the propulsive verge of having its own Huntsville cult following. Shows start October 24 on Renaissance Theatre’s Mainstage and run through November 2. There will be several midnight showings as well. Tickets are $25 for evening performances and $30 for… Venue/ Attraction: Renaissance Theatre. Cost: $25 and $30. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.renaissancetheatre.net/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:00 AM – 2:00 AM.

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 4, 2014 – January 18, 2015 Aesthetic Engineering presents a dramatic series of large-scale mixed media works by internationally acclaimed glass artist Ginny Ruffner. The series is inspired by recent breakthroughs in genetics and bio-engineering, and the possibilities of future gene sharing between animal and plant kingdoms. Exuberant and wildly imaginative, the works combine bronze, stainless steel and blown glass into fantastic futuristic forms. Organized in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Museums, Studios & Galleries The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 601 Genome Way Huntsville, AL 35806.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015 South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass is an invitational group exhibition organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art to showcase the work of noted American glass artists living and working in our region. This exhibit will be presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by this internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Ché Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina. Included works range from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel. An opening gallery walk with selected artists is scheduled for Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Richard & Roper Room. Museum Hours: Sunday… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Liz Wagget Memorial 5K Fun Run/Walk

Fundraisers The Liz Waggett Memorial 5K fun run/walk has been organized by the employees of Beason & Nalley in order to honor a long-time employee and friend who passed away from pancreatic cancer on March 31, 2010. Proceeds will benefit Huntsville Hospital's Oncology department. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Beason & Nalley parking lot 101 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801.

Tree Planting Festival

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Stop by John Hunt Park on Saturday, November 1st, 8am-Noon for the Tree Planting Festival and get a free Japanese Maple tree. face painting, inflatables, popcorn, cotton candy, leaf learning activities Tree plantings will be held during the festival for anyone wanting to help plant trees in the park.  The City Arborist will give tips on planting, placement and pruning trees. For more information call Operation Green Team at 256-532-5326. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvilleal.gov/greenteam/. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: John Hunt Park & Cross Country Running Trail. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Fall Hikes Series: The Walls of Jericho, Jackson County

Health & Wellness Whether new to hiking or a seasoned pro, 45+ miles of Land Trust Trails offer natural beauty and exercise for the entire family. *Sturdy shoes and layered clothing recommended. *Bring water, trail snacks, charged phone, and camera. *Please – all dogs must be on leads. IN CASE OF RAIN, HIKES will be CANCELLED.    Check our website or on Facebook for cancellation notices. www.LandTrustNAL.org         Facebook: Land Trust of North Alabama      256.534.LAND (5263) Guided hikes are offered as a FREE community service. (Six hour hike / Difficult) Land Trust Board Chair Mike Dalen is our “Walls” expert.  Once the hunting grounds of Davy Crockett, “The Walls” is an Alabama Forever Wild property and protects the headwaters of the Paint Rock River. Directions:  Meet at Hardee’s on Hwy. 72 in Gurley at 8:30 am to caravan to the Walls of Jericho.  Bring a sack lunch, extra water, and camera.  This is a difficult hike – the climb out is a 1,000 ft. elevation gain in app. one mile.  Plan on being back at H… Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: http://landtrustnal.org/guided-fall-hikes-discover-nature-land-trust/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Hardee’s Hwy. 72 Gurley AL.

Madison City Farmers Market

Health & Wellness 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. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Trinity Baptist Church 1088 Hughes Road, Madison, AL 35758.

33rd Annual Woodcarving Show & Competition

Social Events & More The North Alabama Woodcarvers Association invites you to our 33 Annual Mid-South Woodcarving Show & Competition to be held at the Huntsville Depot Roundhouse. Sat. Nov. 1st 9am to 5pm and Sun. Nov. 2nd 10am to 4pm. There will be items for sale, doorprizes and a drawing for decorated Christmas trees. See you there! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Hilltop Arts Festival

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Saturday, November 1st 9am - 3pm Downtown Elkmont, AL An arts festival featuring local artwork on display as well as handcrafted items available for purchase. All day entertainment by local musicians and special guests! Admission - FREE. Donations will be accepted. All proceeds go to the Pinkerton Award - a scholarship presented to a selected student from Elkmont High School to assist in their pursuit of an education in the arts. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: No entry fee, but donations are appreciated! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Downtown Elkmont, AL.

Black Wings Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight chronicles the story of African Americans who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation. Designed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the exhibit presents story of a powerful group of aviation proponents that emerged to challenge racial obstacles and create their own legacy in the world of flight. Some of the most important figures, both past and present, are chronicled in this exhibition. From Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space, Black Wings retells the stories of African Americans who dreamed of flight, left their mark and helped pave the way for those who would follow. This exhibit on display August 23, 2014 – November 2, 2014. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: General Museum Admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/travelingexhibitions. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Sunday, November 2, 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, November 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Book Swap

Downtown Huntsville EarlyWorks Children’s Museum will have a Book Swap the first Saturday of every month in its lobby.  Dust off those books you no longer need and bring them to us.  For every two books you bring you get to pick out and take one new book home.  You can also simple bring books to donate to United Way which will go to children and classrooms in need in the area.  We have a wide selection of books for kids and adults.  No admission is required.  This event is open to all and completely free. What is a book swap? A book swap is an opportunity to exchange books that you have already read for books that are new to you. Where will the book swap be located? The book swap will be located in the Lunch Pail at the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum at 404 Madison Street, Huntsville, AL 35801. When can I join the fun? The book swap will be hosted every first Saturday of the month between the hours of 10:00AM-2:00PM.  Our first book swap will be October 4th. Do I have to bring a book in? There is opportunity to purchas… Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/monthly-book-swap/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Nature Explorers’ Club

Kids The Nature Explorers’ Club is a fun literacy-based nature experience developed by The Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. Popular children’s books are the background. Two sessions are held on each day scheduled – 10-11am and 1-2pm. Geared for children in Preschool – 4th Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather in clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. SEPTEMBER Saturday, 6th and Tuesday, 9th-  GET TO KNOW A TREE , Tuesday, 30th- POND HABITAT AT HAYS OCTOBER Saturday, 4th and Tuesday, 7th- A LEAF SHAPE ADVENTURE , Tuesday 28th- SQUIRRELS NOVEMBER Saturday, 1st and Tuesday, 4th- YOUR VERY OWN STORY  , Tuesday, 25th- OWLS  DECEMBER Saturday, 6th and Tuesday, 9th- YOUR SPECIAL PATH JANUARY Saturday, 3rd and Tuesday, 6th- ANIMAL SIGNS  , Tuesday, 27th- ANIMAL HOMES FEBRUARY Tuesday, 3rd- GROUNDHOGS  , Saturday, 7th and Tuesday, 10th- AMAZING SEEDS  MARCH Tuesday, 3rd- SHAPES IN NATURE , … Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.natureexplore.org/certified/JDAnnieSHaysNaturePreserve.cfm. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Hays Nature Preserve. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Fall Color Special Ride

Seasonal This is the time of year when the leaves put on their show for us, and there's nothing like a scenic train trip through the colorful foliage on the Mercury & Chase Railroad Sat. Oct. 25 10:00 A.M. 1:00 P.M. Sat. Nov. 1 10:00 A.M. 1:00 P.M. Venue/ Attraction: North Alabama Railroad Museum. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hope Fall Expo

Fundraisers The Fall Expo is an event including crafters, company reps, food trucks and lots of family fun! Hope Presbyterian Playschool (HPP) is organizing this event to raise money for the school's student and teacher needs. Come on out to enjoy a great time! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Hope Presbyterian Church 10001 Bailey Cove Road Huntsville, AL 35803.

Fall Festival Weekend at Milky Way Farm

Outdoor Activities & Festivals It’s a Fall Celebration Saturday 10-4 and Sunday Noon-4 Come out and see the beautiful leaves and scenery of Milky Way Farm. The Manor will be open for tours this weekend. Ranger rides will show you the colors of Fall from the hill tops. Hayrides will run from 11-4 Saturday along Richland Creek to see the historic Showbarn. Take a short hike to visit the animals in the Chandelier Barn and see our new ponies. Hot dogs will be on the grill or feel free to bring your own picnic to enjoy on the Manor grounds. Your $7 tour fee includes tours of the house and property and a complimentary Fall dessert because we love a Fall Celebration on Milky Way Farm! *Ranger tours of the hilltops compliments of Shoals Outdoor Sports. Cost: $7. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Milky Way Farm 520 Milky Way Rd Pulaski, TN 38478.

Step Back in Time: Hearth Cooking

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. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 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. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Kitten Party!

Social Events & More Kittens will be available for play and for adoption! Adoption fee is $50 and covers the cost of initial vetting and spay or neuter surgery. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Pets, Love and Happiness 905 Meridian Street N Huntsville, Al. 35801.

Downtown Huntsville Food Tour

Outdoor Activities & Festivals This 3 hour guided walking tour winds through Huntsville, Alabama’s historic downtown streets and parks, visiting six unique food tasting locations. You will get an inside look at the restaurants, specialty shops, and “mom and pop” establishments that make downtown a truly special place to visit. Come explore the history and culture of downtown, and taste the highlights of the Rocket City. Cost: $49. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvillefoodtours.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville Route.

The Met: Live in HD Presents CARMEN

Performing Arts & Film Experience the ninth season of the Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD in select cinemas nationwide. The broadcast of Bizet’s Carmen will be presented live on Saturday, November 1 at 11:55 a.m. followed by an Encore presentation at Regal's Hollywood 18 cinemas on Wednesday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m. in all time zones. Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another. Cost: $24 Adult, $22 Senior, $18 Child. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:55 AM – 3:50 PM. Regal's Hollywood 18 3312 South Memorial Parkway Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

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, November 1, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Nature Explorers’ Club

Kids The Nature Explorers’ Club is a fun literacy-based nature experience developed by The Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. Popular children’s books are the background. Two sessions are held on each day scheduled – 10-11am and 1-2pm. Geared for children in Preschool – 4th Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather in clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. SEPTEMBER Saturday, 6th and Tuesday, 9th-  GET TO KNOW A TREE , Tuesday, 30th- POND HABITAT AT HAYS OCTOBER Saturday, 4th and Tuesday, 7th- A LEAF SHAPE ADVENTURE , Tuesday 28th- SQUIRRELS NOVEMBER Saturday, 1st and Tuesday, 4th- YOUR VERY OWN STORY  , Tuesday, 25th- OWLS  DECEMBER Saturday, 6th and Tuesday, 9th- YOUR SPECIAL PATH JANUARY Saturday, 3rd and Tuesday, 6th- ANIMAL SIGNS  , Tuesday, 27th- ANIMAL HOMES FEBRUARY Tuesday, 3rd- GROUNDHOGS  , Saturday, 7th and Tuesday, 10th- AMAZING SEEDS  MARCH Tuesday, 3rd- SHAPES IN NATURE , … Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.natureexplore.org/certified/JDAnnieSHaysNaturePreserve.cfm. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Hays Nature Preserve. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Fall Color Special Ride

Seasonal This is the time of year when the leaves put on their show for us, and there's nothing like a scenic train trip through the colorful foliage on the Mercury & Chase Railroad Sat. Oct. 25 10:00 A.M. 1:00 P.M. Sat. Nov. 1 10:00 A.M. 1:00 P.M. Venue/ Attraction: North Alabama Railroad Museum. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Aloha Hawaiian International Fall Festival

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Honoring National Military Families Month, Art in Education and Mentoring. Free Hotel Prize give away to a military family-Must be present to win. Free to the community. There will be Hawaiian dancing, Ukulele performance, Hula Hoop and more. Refreshment and Fruits served. Recognizing our military soldiers/military families. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and water. Located at Big Spring Park near the gazebo. (Downtown Huntsville, AL). Is the event free? Yes. Cost: FREE. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

The Addams Family presented by IMP

Seasonal Independent Musical Productions presents The Addams Family, a new musical comedy. The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. October 24- Nov 1. Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Sexual Evolution: What the Pope Doesn't Know About Human Sexuality

Educational & Lecture ADULT EVENT: What is the difference between human sexuality and religious sexuality? Dr. Darrel W. Ray will address that question Saturday, November 1 when he presents Sexy Evolution: What the Pope Does Not Know About Human Sexuality at the Double Tree Suites in Huntsville. This free public event is sponsored by the North Alabama Freethought Association. Dr. Ray, speaking of this event said, “Each species has a unique reproductive strategy. Human sexuality is different from other species but not so different that other species don't share key strategies. Even those strategies that are "most human" are shared by other species. Unfortunately, the Pope's view of sexuality is almost diametrically opposite of what we humans are really like. As a result, the Pope would have us acting like animals rather than humans.” Dr. Ray has been a psychologist for over thirty years and is the author of four books: two on organizational teamwork as well as “The God Virus-How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture” and “S… Is the event free? Yes. Cost: FREE - Donations appreciated and welcome. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Doubletree Suites 6000 Memorial Parkway, SW Huntsville, AL 35802.

Pavel Steidl, Classical Guitar

Music Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 5 PM Church of the Nativity's Friends of Music Present... Pavel Steidl, Classical Guitar Pavel Steidl was born in Rakovnik (Czech Republic). Since winning first prize at the Radio France International Competition in Paris in 1982, he has become one of the most widely celebrated soloists of his generation. Between the members of the jury were names of such artists as Alexander Tansman, Antonio Lauro, and Maria Luisa Anido. Before that, he studied with such guitarists as Milan Zelenka and Stephan Rak in Prague. In 1987 he decided to emigrate to The Netherlands, where after years of study - and inspiration from many different artists - he created his own style. Pavel Steidl also composes, and often plays his compositions in concert. He's played in more then 40 countries, including Canada, The United States, China, India, and Japan, as well as places in Europe, South and Central America. Church of the Nativity 208 Eustis Street SE Huntsville, AL 35801. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free Concert ~ Donations are Welcomed. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Church of the Nativity, Episcopal 208 Eustis Avenue SE Huntsville, AL 35801.

Jim Parker's Songwriters Series

Music Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Event Web Link: http://jimparkermusic.com/main.html. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. For more info visit jimparkermusic.com.

The Rocky Horror Show presented by Renaissance Theatre

Performing Arts & Film Renaissance Theatre invites you to give yourself over to absolute pleasure in its steaming hot new production of "The Rocky Horror Show,". Most are probably more familiar with the 1975 film adaptation, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" — it's synonymous with midnight showings around Halloween and has a cult following — than the original London stage version. Yet both are very much the same. Todd Hess's naughty direction intends to bring the production back to its London roots with movie-version twists. Sure, the production's sexy and lewd, but it's still less provocative than one expects. All the licentious ingredients are there: tight corsets, fishnet hosiery, bare flesh, leather undergarments, sexual innuendos and seduction. This "Rocky Horror" is on the propulsive verge of having its own Huntsville cult following. Shows start October 24 on Renaissance Theatre’s Mainstage and run through November 2. There will be several midnight showings as well. Tickets are $25 for evening performances and $30 for… Venue/ Attraction: Renaissance Theatre. Cost: $25 and $30. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.renaissancetheatre.net/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

The Addams Family presented by IMP

Seasonal Independent Musical Productions presents The Addams Family, a new musical comedy. The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. October 24- Nov 1. Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

The Turn of the Screw

Performing Arts & Film Based on the Victorian ghost story by Henry James, The Turn of the Screw tells the story of a young governess who takes a position at the elusive Bly Manor. Upon arrival she is introduced to the two seemingly charming children. Little does she know that her young charges are the targets of an evil plot brought to life by two former employees. The result is a frightening battle of good and evil. In addition to the Halloween premiere, there is a show on November 1 @ 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on November 2 @ 2:30 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Randolph Thurber Arts Center. Cost: $5.00. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Music at Messiah: Huntsville Collegium Musicum performs Officium Defunctorum

Music Music at Messiah is pleased to announce its second concert of the season: the Huntsville Collegium Muiscum performance of Spanish Renaissance composer Tomas Luis de Victoria’s Officium Defunctorum (Requiem Mass). The Huntsville Collegium Musicum is our city’s only early music vocal ensemble. It is primarily committed to the performance and educational outreach of early choral music, by way of a one to two-on-a-part, collaborative rehearsal and performance model, informed by the highest standards of excellence, performance practice, and transcendent musical artistry. Comprised of nine singers, the Huntsville Collegium Musicum rehearses and performs without a conductor, striving to strike a balance between independence and community. The group’s primary focus is on the music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, yet often ventures forth into 20th and 21st century music. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Messiah Lutheran Church 7740 U.S. 72 Madison, AL 35758.

Havoc vs. Loiusiana

Sports Gold Adult - $20.00 Mezzanine Silver Adult - $15.00 Mezzanine (General Admission) - $12.00 Purchase single game tickets from the VBC Box Office or www.ticketmaster.com. For groups of 10 tickets or more contact Cline Thompson at 256.518.6163. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Christian Lee

Music Nightlife Venue: Below the Radar Brewhouse. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

The Rocky Horror Show presented by Renaissance Theatre

Performing Arts & Film Renaissance Theatre invites you to give yourself over to absolute pleasure in its steaming hot new production of "The Rocky Horror Show,". Most are probably more familiar with the 1975 film adaptation, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" — it's synonymous with midnight showings around Halloween and has a cult following — than the original London stage version. Yet both are very much the same. Todd Hess's naughty direction intends to bring the production back to its London roots with movie-version twists. Sure, the production's sexy and lewd, but it's still less provocative than one expects. All the licentious ingredients are there: tight corsets, fishnet hosiery, bare flesh, leather undergarments, sexual innuendos and seduction. This "Rocky Horror" is on the propulsive verge of having its own Huntsville cult following. Shows start October 24 on Renaissance Theatre’s Mainstage and run through November 2. There will be several midnight showings as well. Tickets are $25 for evening performances and $30 for… Venue/ Attraction: Renaissance Theatre. Cost: $25 and $30. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.renaissancetheatre.net/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 12:00 AM – 2:00 AM.

Fall Festival Weekend at Milky Way Farm

Outdoor Activities & Festivals It’s a Fall Celebration Saturday 10-4 and Sunday Noon-4 Come out and see the beautiful leaves and scenery of Milky Way Farm. The Manor will be open for tours this weekend. Ranger rides will show you the colors of Fall from the hill tops. Hayrides will run from 11-4 Saturday along Richland Creek to see the historic Showbarn. Take a short hike to visit the animals in the Chandelier Barn and see our new ponies. Hot dogs will be on the grill or feel free to bring your own picnic to enjoy on the Manor grounds. Your $7 tour fee includes tours of the house and property and a complimentary Fall dessert because we love a Fall Celebration on Milky Way Farm! *Ranger tours of the hilltops compliments of Shoals Outdoor Sports. Cost: $7. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 12:00 AM – 4:00 AM. Milky Way Farm 520 Milky Way Rd Pulaski, TN 38478.

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 4, 2014 – January 18, 2015 Aesthetic Engineering presents a dramatic series of large-scale mixed media works by internationally acclaimed glass artist Ginny Ruffner. The series is inspired by recent breakthroughs in genetics and bio-engineering, and the possibilities of future gene sharing between animal and plant kingdoms. Exuberant and wildly imaginative, the works combine bronze, stainless steel and blown glass into fantastic futuristic forms. Organized in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 2, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 2, 2014.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Museums, Studios & Galleries The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 2, 2014. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 601 Genome Way Huntsville, AL 35806.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015 South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass is an invitational group exhibition organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art to showcase the work of noted American glass artists living and working in our region. This exhibit will be presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by this internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Ché Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina. Included works range from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel. An opening gallery walk with selected artists is scheduled for Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Richard & Roper Room. Museum Hours: Sunday… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 2, 2014.

Step Back in Time: Carding wool on paddles

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. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:30 AM – 2:30 AM.

Black Wings Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight chronicles the story of African Americans who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation. Designed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the exhibit presents story of a powerful group of aviation proponents that emerged to challenge racial obstacles and create their own legacy in the world of flight. Some of the most important figures, both past and present, are chronicled in this exhibition. From Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space, Black Wings retells the stories of African Americans who dreamed of flight, left their mark and helped pave the way for those who would follow. This exhibit on display August 23, 2014 – November 2, 2014. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: General Museum Admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/travelingexhibitions. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Sunday, November 2, 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, November 2, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

33rd Annual Woodcarving Show & Competition

Social Events & More The North Alabama Woodcarvers Association invites you to our 33 Annual Mid-South Woodcarving Show & Competition to be held at the Huntsville Depot Roundhouse. Sat. Nov. 1st 9am to 5pm and Sun. Nov. 2nd 10am to 4pm. There will be items for sale, doorprizes and a drawing for decorated Christmas trees. See you there! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 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, November 2, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Fall Hikes Series: Views from Green Mtn on the Bill & Marion Certain Trail

Health & Wellness Whether new to hiking or a seasoned pro, 45+ miles of Land Trust Trails offer natural beauty and exercise for the entire family. *Sturdy shoes and layered clothing recommended. *Bring water, trail snacks, charged phone, and camera. *Please – all dogs must be on leads. IN CASE OF RAIN, HIKES will be CANCELLED.    Check our website or on Facebook for cancellation notices. www.LandTrustNAL.org         Facebook: Land Trust of North Alabama      256.534.LAND (5263) Guided hikes are offered as a FREE community service. This hike is perfect for those who want to go slowly on the trails, enjoy good company, and take time to learn more about the features of North Green Mountain - preserved just for you!  Walk along the Certain Trail – a remnant of the Boy Scout “Spacewalk Trail” from the 1960’s with botanist Lynne Weninegar.  See “The Narrows” and enjoy spectacular views of Hampton Cove and South Huntsville. Directions:  From Memorial Parkway go east on Airport Rd.; cross over Whitesburg and continue int… Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: http://landtrustnal.org/guided-fall-hikes-discover-nature-land-trust/. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Blevins Gap Nature Preserve. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

The Turn of the Screw

Performing Arts & Film Based on the Victorian ghost story by Henry James, The Turn of the Screw tells the story of a young governess who takes a position at the elusive Bly Manor. Upon arrival she is introduced to the two seemingly charming children. Little does she know that her young charges are the targets of an evil plot brought to life by two former employees. The result is a frightening battle of good and evil. In addition to the Halloween premiere, there is a show on November 1 @ 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on November 2 @ 2:30 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Randolph Thurber Arts Center. Cost: $5.00. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Exploring Faith Intersection - Free Community Gathering

Educational & Lecture 4:00 pm Book signing with Bryan Stevenson, our Keynote speaker. 5:00 pm Interfaith Service – “Do Unto Others: Living the Golden Rule in Community” -- All faith traditions are invited to participate in a service that celebrates our diversity and our commonly held values. Enjoy the music of global faiths. 6:00 pm Keynote address -- Bryan Stevenson ”Just Mercy” Bryan Stevenson is Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, located in Montgomery, Alabama. He has won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color in the criminal justice system. Since graduating from Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government, he has assisted in securing relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, advocated for poor people, and developed community-based reform litigation aimed at improving the administration of criminal justice. He also is on the law faculty at New York University School of Law. His new book, Just Mercy, becomes available in October 2014. Venue/ Attraction: Trinity United Methodist Church. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Evensong, All Saints

Music Church of the Nativity's Choir presents...Evensong, All Saints Please come listen and enjoy the beautiful sounds of the Nativity Choir. Sunday, November 2nd at 5pm Free Concert ~ Donations are welcomed! Church of the Nativity, Episcopal 208 Eustis Ave SE HSV 35801. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free Concert ~ Donations are Welcomed. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Church of the Nativity, Episcopal 208 Eustis Avenue SE Huntsville, AL 35801.

Exploring Faith Intersections

Educational & Lecture The Sunday event features Rabbi David Sapperstein, the Presidential candidate for Ambassador at Large for Religious Diversity, as the Interfaith Service speaker and Bryan Stevenson as the follow-on speaker. Bryan has been on most talk shows these past few weeks and we are delighted to have his as speaker at this event. In the New Room. Venue/ Attraction: Trinity United Methodist Church. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Exploring Faith Intersections, Day 2

Educational & Lecture Keynote speaker: Rev. Jim Wallis, Editor of Sojourner Magazine. This conference explores the intersections of faith and community action through social justice, Community action, and understanding culture. 6.25 CEU hours available for Social Workers. In the New Room. Venue/ Attraction: Trinity United Methodist Church. Cost: $79. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, November 3, 2014.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Museums, Studios & Galleries The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, November 3, 2014. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 601 Genome Way Huntsville, AL 35806.

Exploring Faith Intersection - Regional Conference: Conference

Educational & Lecture Keynote Speaker: Jim Wallis, Executive Director Sojourners Magazine This year, the Interfaith Mission service turns 45 years old. To celebrate that anniversary, we wanted to offer Huntsville and the Southeast a rare opportunity to hear dynamic, challenging speakers on topics of interfaith cooperation, social justice, and outreach to the community. We also wanted to share what we and others have learned about building a beloved community. The framework for sharing that wisdom and inspiration is a conference that focuses on three significant intersections: Faith & Community, Faith & Justice, and Faith & Culture. Please join us! Q. Who should attend? A. Anyone interested in how people of faith can impact the quality of life in their community. Educators, social workers, clergy, lay Outreach leaders, government officials, and business leaders will hear new, successful ways of making their communities more compassionate, inclusive, and attractive in a global economy. Venue/ Attraction: Trinity United Methodist Church. Cost: $79. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, November 3, 2014, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, Lecture Series

Educational & Lecture To honor the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, a lecture series presenting Veterans and their experiences from all services and all phases of the War will be offered to the public. This event will feature local Vietnam Veterans, memorabilia, displays, and a guest speaker to recognize the contribution and sacrifices made by North Alabama Veterans and to help educate our young people about the Vietnam War. Venue/ Attraction: Jackson Center. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, November 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM.

8th Annual Stars Dancing for HEALS Event

Fundraisers Modeled after the hit reality show, Dancing with the Stars, Stars Dancing for HEALS features eight Stars from the community. Each Star will collect donations and corporate sponsorships for HEALS, and learn to dance with their ballroom dance instructor. Each Star’s fundraising goal is $10,000. Every dollar donated to HEALS counts as one vote. The Star who raises the most money (“votes”) for HEALS wins the Top Champion for Children award. Our audience at Monaco Pictures will select one Star as the Crowd Favorite on the night of the event.  Voting: ANYONE, ANYWHERE can vote for the Stars by donating to HEALS in any amount.  Every dollar donated in the Star’s name counts as a vote.  It’s as simple as 1-2-3, and there are many ways to contribute: Check out this years’ Stars and vote for them online! Choose “All Stars” if you cannot decide on a Star! , Mail a donation to HEALS in your favorite Star’s name before the event. (1100 Meridian St. Huntsville, AL 35801). Event Web Link: http://www.healsinc.org/support/stars-dancing-for-heals/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, November 3, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Monaco Pictures 370 The Bridge Street, NW Huntsville, AL 35806. For more info visit www.healsinc.org.

NEW! Fall Tree - Legacy Elementary School Night

Fundraisers Come paint our NEW! "Fall Tree" painting with us and raise money for Legacy Elementary! We will donate $10 for every seat sold back to the school. Bring your favorite snack, beverage and creative spirit and we will do the rest. This class is for everyone ages 16 years and up. Reserve your seats online at www.myspiritedart.com. Just click on Huntsville's calendar! Doors open at 6:00pm and painting starts at 6:30pm. Venue/ Attraction: My Spirited Art. Cost: 35. Event Web Link: http://www.rezclick.com/myspiritedart/index.php?page=classes#2636. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, November 3, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 4, 2014 – January 18, 2015 Aesthetic Engineering presents a dramatic series of large-scale mixed media works by internationally acclaimed glass artist Ginny Ruffner. The series is inspired by recent breakthroughs in genetics and bio-engineering, and the possibilities of future gene sharing between animal and plant kingdoms. Exuberant and wildly imaginative, the works combine bronze, stainless steel and blown glass into fantastic futuristic forms. Organized in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Museums, Studios & Galleries The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 4, 2014. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 601 Genome Way Huntsville, AL 35806.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015 South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass is an invitational group exhibition organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art to showcase the work of noted American glass artists living and working in our region. This exhibit will be presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by this internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Ché Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina. Included works range from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel. An opening gallery walk with selected artists is scheduled for Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Richard & Roper Room. Museum Hours: Sunday… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

2014 Master Artist Workshop – Ted Nuttall

Educational & Lecture Watercolor Portraits November 4-7, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Although painting a person in watercolor may seem daunting, it is every bit as approachable as creating a still life or landscape. Ted Nuttall’s workshop is designed to give you the tools and techniques, as well as the confidence and the inspiration, to enjoy painting people. The class also dispels the myth that a good figure painting cannot be done from a photograph. Nuttall will discuss the benefits of photographic reference, as well as how to edit, interpret and compose from a photo in order to give life and energy to the subject. There will be lectures, daily demonstrations, and plenty of one-on-one instruction, designed to help you find new enthusiasm for painting people in watercolor. Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 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, November 4, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Triana Public Library 640 6th Street Triana AL 35756.

Tuesdays @ 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 of these activities offer hands-on experience for you and your children. No reservations are required – just drop in and enjoy. (Burritt reserves the right to substitute another activity due to weather or staffing constraints). Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Big Spring Park - Huntsville Futbol Club Fundraiser Night

Fundraisers Come paint our "Big Spring Park" painting with us and raise money for the Huntsville Futbol Club! We will donate $10 for every seat sold back to the organization. Bring your favorite snack, beverage and creative spirit and we will do the rest. This class is for everyone ages 16 years and up. Reserve your seats online at www.myspiritedart.com. Just click on Huntsville's calendar! Doors open at 6:00pm and painting starts at 6:30pm. Venue/ Attraction: My Spirited Art. Cost: 35. Event Web Link: http://www.rezclick.com/myspiritedart/index.php?page=classes#2635. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

How to Do Things: Egg Gourd Ornaments

Educational & Lecture Supplies Fee: $3.00, required at registration by October 24. Maximum number of students (age 14+) :Ê12. Call Sophie Young for details, 532-2362. Come make a gourd ornament with us! Neva Beasley of the Huntsville Gourd Patch shows how to use small ornamental gourds to create hangable ornaments using paints and dyes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Cost: 3. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/events/2014-11/how-do-things-egg-gourd-ornaments. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

RiffTrax Live: Anaconda

Performing Arts & Film RiffTrax Live is back with a riff that will take your breath away… If you can’t breathe, you can’t laugh! Fathom Events and RiffTrax.com® are excited to bring indisputably the best digital snake movie of 1997, Anaconda, back to the big screen for a LIVE riff on Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. followed by a special re-broadcast on Tuesday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. (local time). This special two-night event will be your only chance to see the guys riff this reptilian gem on the big screen (it will not be coming out on VOD), so get your tickets now! Cost: $12.50. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Regal's Hollywood 18 3312 South Memorial Parkway Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

Downtown Band Rally

Music Join Downtown Huntsville, Inc. in the Von Braun Center Playhouse for a big night of fun! 6 bands in 1 night! Enjoy local craft beer ($5) while you enjoy tunes from: .45 Surprise Liquid Caravan 5 O’Clock Charlie Dr. Whateva Seducing Alice Kings Haze Doors open at 6. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Event Web Link: http://www.ticketmaster.com/downtown-band-rally-huntsville-alabama-11-04-2014/event/20004D2BC7C75E25?artistid=2039655&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=52&brand=vonbraun. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Interstellar in IMAX

Performing Arts & Film The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is proud to be showing Christopher Nolan’s new movie Interstellar in IMAX beginning the evening of November 4, 2014. This is 2 days before regular theaters. We are excited to show it in IMAX because: Christopher Nolan has captured sequences of Interstellar with IMAX’s extremely high-resolution cameras to deliver IMAX audiences greater scope and breathtaking image quality. , More than an hour of footage was shot using IMAX cameras , Exclusively in IMAX® theatres, these sequences will expand vertically to fill the entire IMAX screen – delivering unprecedented crispness, clarity and color for a truly immersive experience. , Fans will be able to experience the film two days early in select domestic IMAX theatres featuring 15perf/70mm film starting November 4th at 8:00 pm Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.spacecampstore.com/Interstellar-Pre-Nov-04-08%3A00p-TIMVIP141111040800/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, November 5, 2014.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Museums, Studios & Galleries The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, November 5, 2014. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 601 Genome Way Huntsville, AL 35806.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015 South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass is an invitational group exhibition organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art to showcase the work of noted American glass artists living and working in our region. This exhibit will be presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by this internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Ché Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina. Included works range from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel. An opening gallery walk with selected artists is scheduled for Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Richard & Roper Room. Museum Hours: Sunday… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, November 5, 2014.

2014 Master Artist Workshop – Ted Nuttall

Educational & Lecture Watercolor Portraits November 4-7, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Although painting a person in watercolor may seem daunting, it is every bit as approachable as creating a still life or landscape. Ted Nuttall’s workshop is designed to give you the tools and techniques, as well as the confidence and the inspiration, to enjoy painting people. The class also dispels the myth that a good figure painting cannot be done from a photograph. Nuttall will discuss the benefits of photographic reference, as well as how to edit, interpret and compose from a photo in order to give life and energy to the subject. There will be lectures, daily demonstrations, and plenty of one-on-one instruction, designed to help you find new enthusiasm for painting people in watercolor. Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 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, November 5, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Sharon Senior Center 775 Butter & Egg Road Hazel Green, AL 35750.

DCAA Accounting Compliance Seminar

Educational & Lecture What is the Accounting Compliance Seminar? A program covering accounting systems in the context of general cost accounting concepts and processes adapted to the specific requirements for contracting with the Federal Government. This course is designed to explain the fundamentals of Government Procurement Regulatory requirements that affect a Government contractor’s accounting system, with an emphasis on cost accounting by contract. What will be covered? This course covers the requirements for identifying direct costs, pooling and allocating indirect costs, capturing unallowable costs, documenting all processes, and project ledger requirements. The instructor will outline the dangers and pitfalls of ineffective accounting practices through real-life experiences from working in the government procurement environment. Who needs this program? This course will benefit contractors who may be new in adopting or developing their accounting systems for government contracting and also for experienced contracto… Cost: $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Redstone Government Consulting 4240 Balmoral Dr. Huntsville, AL 35802.

NEW! Friends Through the Storm - Huntsville Inner City Learning Center Fundraiser Night

Fundraisers Come paint our NEW "Friends Through the Storm" painting with us and raise money for the Huntsville Inner City Learning Center! We will donate $10 for every seat sold back to the organization. Bring your favorite snack, beverage and creative spirit and we will do the rest. This class is for everyone ages 16 years and up. Reserve your seats online at www.myspiritedart.com. Just click on Huntsville's calendar! Doors open at 6:00pm and painting starts at 6:30pm. Venue/ Attraction: My Spirited Art. Cost: 35. Event Web Link: http://www.rezclick.com/myspiritedart/index.php?page=classes#2635. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

Rocket City Lit Fest - Launch Party

Fundraisers Come have a beer at Straight to Ale with the team behind the Rocket City Lit Fest and find out how you can get involved with Huntsville's very own literary festival! This festival has a dual mission; we're planning to celebrate storytelling in all forms with bestselling and popular authors, and to help make reading accessible to all with programs targeting the removal of barriers to reading such as poverty, learning disabilities, and language. Bad Newz BBQ food truck will be on hand for deliciousness! www.rocketcitylitfest.com. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Carmen Encore, The Met: Live in HD

Performing Arts & Film Experience the ninth season of the Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD in select cinemas nationwide. The broadcast of Bizet’s Carmen will be presented live on Saturday, November 1 at 11:55 a.m. followed by an Encore presentation at Regal's Hollywood 18 cinemas on Wednesday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m. in all time zones. Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another. Cost: $24 adult, $22 Senior. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:30 PM – 10:25 PM. Regal's Hollywood 18 3312 South Memorial Parkway Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

Interstellar in IMAX

Performing Arts & Film The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is proud to be showing Christopher Nolan’s new movie Interstellar in IMAX beginning the evening of November 4, 2014. This is 2 days before regular theaters. We are excited to show it in IMAX because: Christopher Nolan has captured sequences of Interstellar with IMAX’s extremely high-resolution cameras to deliver IMAX audiences greater scope and breathtaking image quality. , More than an hour of footage was shot using IMAX cameras , Exclusively in IMAX® theatres, these sequences will expand vertically to fill the entire IMAX screen – delivering unprecedented crispness, clarity and color for a truly immersive experience. , Fans will be able to experience the film two days early in select domestic IMAX theatres featuring 15perf/70mm film starting November 4th at 8:00 pm Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.spacecampstore.com/Interstellar-Pre-Nov-04-08%3A00p-TIMVIP141111040800/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 4, 2014 – January 18, 2015 Aesthetic Engineering presents a dramatic series of large-scale mixed media works by internationally acclaimed glass artist Ginny Ruffner. The series is inspired by recent breakthroughs in genetics and bio-engineering, and the possibilities of future gene sharing between animal and plant kingdoms. Exuberant and wildly imaginative, the works combine bronze, stainless steel and blown glass into fantastic futuristic forms. Organized in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Museums, Studios & Galleries The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 601 Genome Way Huntsville, AL 35806.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015 South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass is an invitational group exhibition organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art to showcase the work of noted American glass artists living and working in our region. This exhibit will be presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by this internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Ché Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina. Included works range from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel. An opening gallery walk with selected artists is scheduled for Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Richard & Roper Room. Museum Hours: Sunday… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014.

2014 Master Artist Workshop – Ted Nuttall

Educational & Lecture Watercolor Portraits November 4-7, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Although painting a person in watercolor may seem daunting, it is every bit as approachable as creating a still life or landscape. Ted Nuttall’s workshop is designed to give you the tools and techniques, as well as the confidence and the inspiration, to enjoy painting people. The class also dispels the myth that a good figure painting cannot be done from a photograph. Nuttall will discuss the benefits of photographic reference, as well as how to edit, interpret and compose from a photo in order to give life and energy to the subject. There will be lectures, daily demonstrations, and plenty of one-on-one instruction, designed to help you find new enthusiasm for painting people in watercolor. Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Alzheimer's Fall Family Caregiver Conference

Educational & Lecture Join us on November 6, 2014 for a free Alzheimer's Family Caregiver conference. Event will include presentations on caregiving, Alzheimer's, transitional housing and counseling for the caregiver. In addition, there will be door prizes, community resources and free lunch. Call 800-272-3900 to register today! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. The Cooper House 405 Randolph Ave Huntsville, AL 35816.

Denise Onwere Homeschoolers Art Class

Educational & Lecture located in Studio 314 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Participants must register in advance, please contact Denise at 256-322-0184. Young artists will begin by creating their own Pop Art Self Portraits in the style of Andy Warhol, discover cubism as they make Picasso abstract portraits, dabble in print making, and develop a comic series in the style of Lichtenstein. Students will learn to easily identify with recognizable subjects in a painting, drawing or sculpture in representational art widely accepted among the masses. Students will also learn about color design, line, texture, variety, balance and emphasis in this awesome artistic educational experience. Mediums: painting, drawing, print making and sculpture. Choose dates from our ongoing class, or schedule a class today. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

2014 Business Expo & Health/Wellness Showcase

Educational & Lecture The Business Expo is the Chamber's premiere annual event designed for members to showcase their products and services both locally and regionally to other businesses as well as consumers. The Expo provides exhibitors the opportunity for business to business networking and marketing while showcasing the diverse business base of the Huntsville/Madison County community. To purchase a booth or for more information, email Donna McCrary at dmccrary@hsvchamber.org. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center South Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Investment 101

Educational & Lecture A 4-part series about building wealth and strategizing your own investments, open to people with access to Redstone Arsenal. Pre-registration is required. Offered in partnership with the MWR Post Library. Thursday ¥ November 6 Practical Steps to Building Wealth Thursday ¥ November 13: Net Worth & Basic Investment Options Thursday ¥ November 20: Principles of Investing Thursday ¥ December 4: Creating and Managing a Portfolio Who: A 4-part series about building wealth and strategizing your own investments, open to people with access to Redstone Arsenal. Pre-registration is required. Offered in partnership with the MWR Post Library. Thursday ¥ November 6 Practical Steps to Building Wealth Thursday ¥ November 13: Net Worth & Basic Investment Options Thursday ¥ November 20: Principles of Investing Thursday ¥ December 4: Creating and Managing a Portfolio Taught by Stephen Speciale, Budget Analyst - Missile Defense Agency. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Cambell Conferencing and Convention Center Complex, Building 3704 Aerobee Rd Redstone Arsenal.

Trunk Show with Meredith Haws Balasco

Museums, Studios & Galleries FREE event! Daughter of longtime Huntsville residents and museum patrons Dr. Frank and Patsy Haws, Meredith Haws Balasco has designed jewelry for more than a decade. It is her passion, and she feels blessed to do what she loves. Balasco often adds antiquity or vintage pieces into her designs, which complement the gemstones and make each piece one-of-a-kind. Her love of travel has played an important role in her designs as well. From Ancient Greek and Roman coins, Sicilian coral, Russian and Byzantine crosses, French medallions, Victorian and Art Nuevo cameos, unique pieces often become a focal point. You will find aquamarine, labradorite, moonstone, pearls, agate, garnet and many other beautiful stones in her designs. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/trunkshow/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Jodi Nutall Art Show

Social Events & More Harrison Brothers is pleased to announce our next Art Show featuring the work of Jodi Nuttall. Join us on November 6, 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Venue/ Attraction: Harrison Brothers Hardware. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Madison Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

Social Events & More Do not need to be a member to come. Come socialize and network! Sponsored by BB&T 8441 HWY 72 West 5p-7p Refreshments, door prizes. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: www.madisonalchamber.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. BB&T 8441 HWY 72 West Madison, Alabama 35758.

Brooks Night Life Fun Run

Health & Wellness Brooks Night Life Run To recognize National Running Safety Awareness month, join Fleet Feet Sports and Brooks on a Night Life 3- 5 mile fun run. Be sure to wear all of your florescent and reflective gear so that you are visible at all times. Safety vests will be available to borrow at the run Give a ways to raffle off directly following the fun run! To be entered into the raffle, all you need to do is bring canned food to be donated for the upcoming holidays! If you do not have any reflective apparel or would like to add to your collection, all Brooks Night Life apparel is buy 1 piece of apparel and receive the 2nd piece half off! Location: The run will start and end at Fleet Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville Fee: Free! Encourage all of your friends and family members to join you! Registraton: No registration is required. You just have to sign in before the run starts at 5:30 PM Distance: 3-5 Miles Date: November 6, 2014. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.fleetfeethuntsville.com/races/brooks-night-life-run-2. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Fleet Feet Sports 2722 Carl T. Jones Suite 2B Huntsville, AL 35802.

FastTrac® NewVenture - Fall 2014

Educational & Lecture FastTrac NewVenture is our flagship program----it is definitely one of the most beneficial programs we have to offer. It is a 10-week comprehensive entrepreneurial program that gives you the tools needed to start and operate a successful business. It’s easy to start a business---the hard part is staying in business and making money! October 2 Exploring Entrepreneurship October 16 Identifying/Meeting Market Needs October 23 Setting Financial Goals October 30 Planning the Product/Service November 6 Researching/Analyzing the Market November 13 Reaching the Market November 20 Building the Organization & Team December 4 Planning for a Profitable Business December 11 Cash Flow & Seeking Funds December 18 Implementing Next Steps Who Needs This Program? • Individuals who are thinking about starting a business. • Start-up entrepreneurs (1-2 years in business) • Established business owners who are thinking about a new service line, new products, or going into a new market. You are working ON your b… Cost: $300. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM. al.com Building 200 West Side Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Sunflower - Mission Firefly Lunches of Love Fundraiser Night

Fundraisers Come paint our "Sunflower" painting with us and raise money for the Mission Firefly Lunches for Love! They provide weekend lunches for local kids that can't aford them. We will donate $10 for every seat sold back to the organization. Bring your favorite snack, beverage and creative spirit and we will do the rest. This class is for everyone ages 16 years and up. Reserve your seats online at www.myspiritedart.com. Just click on Huntsville's calendar! Doors open at 6:00pm and painting starts at 6:30pm. Venue/ Attraction: My Spirited Art. Cost: 35. Event Web Link: http://www.rezclick.com/myspiritedart/index.php?page=classes#2635. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

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

Educational & Lecture Money Smart for Small Business is a training program for small businesses developed jointly by FDIC and SBA. Delivered in ten 1-hour sessions, participants are introduced to a different topic in each session and provided an overview, basic concepts, and key points relative to that topic. 9/04/14 Organizational Types 9/11/14 Time Management 9/18/14 Financial Management 9/25/14 Record Keeping 10/02/14 Banking Services Available to Small Businesses 10/16/14 Credit Reporting 10/23/14 Risk Management 10/30/14 Insurance 11/06/14 Tax Planning and Reporting 11/13/14 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" Get tickets at http://wbcna.org/calendar/eventdetail/1556/-/money-smart-for-small-business-jane-k-lowe-financial-literacy-program-fall-2014. Register for all 10 in… Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Radisson (Madison) 8721 Madison Blvd. Madison, AL.

Thursday Night Swing

Museums, Studios & Galleries 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, November 6, 2014, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Horizons: Brass Band of Huntsville Concert

Music An exciting concert of genuine British style Brass Band music that the whole family will enjoy. 35 area musicians led by Dr David Spencer will take you on a musical journey beyond the horizon! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville High School. Cost: Suggested $10 donation. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://brassbandofhuntsville.com/2014-2015-concert-season/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Jim Malcolm In Concert at Tangled String Studio!

Music JIM MALCOLM is a celebrated Scottish folk singer-songwriter that will charm you instantly with his music, comedy, and Scottish history and culture. With a seriously gorgeous voice, harmonica and acoustic guitar skills, coupled with his engaging and funny stories, he will transport you to beautiful Scotland, as he did for us last year when he visited Lowe Mill's Tangled String Studio. Don't miss this enthralling musical adventure with Jim Malcolm! Tickets are $18. Purchase tickets in studio or online via tangledstringstudio.com or on our Facebook page. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $18. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Dr. Vladimir Florinski: "Voyager: The First Year in Interstellar Space"

Educational & Lecture The Huntsville Alabama L5 Society's (HAL5) next free public program will be on Thursday, November 6, at 7 pm at the Huntsville - Madison County Main Public Library's Auditorium. Dr. Vladimir Florinski, Associate Professor, Department of Space Science and CSPAR UAH will talk about "Voyager: The First Year in Interstellar Space." The event is free and open to the public. A social will follow the talk at IHOP on University Drive. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

"ART" by Yasmina Reza

Performing Arts & Film A comedy about three friend and the chaos that the purchase of a large white painting causes their relationship. As they argue the merits of the painting, we begin to see that the pretension of friendship, can indeed be more important then the pretentious purchase of a large white canvas. Cost: $20.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Alabama Creative Artists 9009 Memorial Parkway SE Suite E Huntsville, Alabama 35802.

Interstellar in IMAX

Performing Arts & Film The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is proud to be showing Christopher Nolan’s new movie Interstellar in IMAX beginning the evening of November 4, 2014. This is 2 days before regular theaters. We are excited to show it in IMAX because: Christopher Nolan has captured sequences of Interstellar with IMAX’s extremely high-resolution cameras to deliver IMAX audiences greater scope and breathtaking image quality. , More than an hour of footage was shot using IMAX cameras , Exclusively in IMAX® theatres, these sequences will expand vertically to fill the entire IMAX screen – delivering unprecedented crispness, clarity and color for a truly immersive experience. , Fans will be able to experience the film two days early in select domestic IMAX theatres featuring 15perf/70mm film starting November 4th at 8:00 pm Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.spacecampstore.com/Interstellar-Pre-Nov-04-08%3A00p-TIMVIP141111040800/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Loretta Lynn with special guest Aaron Parker

Music AC Entertainment presents Loretta Lynn in the VBC Mark C. Smith Concert Hall November 6th at 8pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 11th at 10am. All seats are reserved for $76, $51 & $36. Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and all Ticketmaster outlets. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Denise Onwere Homeschoolers Art Class

Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 9:00 PM – Friday, November 7, 2014, 1:00 AM.

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 4, 2014 – January 18, 2015 Aesthetic Engineering presents a dramatic series of large-scale mixed media works by internationally acclaimed glass artist Ginny Ruffner. The series is inspired by recent breakthroughs in genetics and bio-engineering, and the possibilities of future gene sharing between animal and plant kingdoms. Exuberant and wildly imaginative, the works combine bronze, stainless steel and blown glass into fantastic futuristic forms. Organized in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 7, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 7, 2014.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Museums, Studios & Galleries The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 7, 2014. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 601 Genome Way Huntsville, AL 35806.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015 South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass is an invitational group exhibition organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art to showcase the work of noted American glass artists living and working in our region. This exhibit will be presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by this internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Ché Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina. Included works range from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel. An opening gallery walk with selected artists is scheduled for Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Richard & Roper Room. Museum Hours: Sunday… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 7, 2014.

2014 Master Artist Workshop – Ted Nuttall

Educational & Lecture Watercolor Portraits November 4-7, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Although painting a person in watercolor may seem daunting, it is every bit as approachable as creating a still life or landscape. Ted Nuttall’s workshop is designed to give you the tools and techniques, as well as the confidence and the inspiration, to enjoy painting people. The class also dispels the myth that a good figure painting cannot be done from a photograph. Nuttall will discuss the benefits of photographic reference, as well as how to edit, interpret and compose from a photo in order to give life and energy to the subject. There will be lectures, daily demonstrations, and plenty of one-on-one instruction, designed to help you find new enthusiasm for painting people in watercolor. Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 7, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

30th Annual Under the Christmas Tree Market

Seasonal The 30th Annual Under the Christmas Tree Market will be November 7-9, 2014, in the South Hall of the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL. Join us for Christmas decorating ideas and more than 75 specialty merchants from 7 states. Find unique gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Early Bird Shopping Friday, Nov 7, 8-10am $15 per person includes weekend pass Public Shopping Daily Admission $8 Daily $5 Seniors (60 +), college students (with ID) and Active Military families (with ID), children free Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, 10am-6pm Sunday, 12 noon -5pm SPECIAL EVENTS Holiday Crafts with David Howse Children are invited to join Randolph Lower School Arts teacher David Howse as he instructs them on how to make their very own holiday piece of art. 1- Saturday, 2:00-3:00pm (recommended age - 7yrs. old & up) 2- Sunday, 2:00- 3:00pm  (recommended age - 9 yrs. old & up) Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Nov 8, 10:00am $15 (includes one Market Day Pass) This event invites children of… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center South Hall. Event Web Link: http://www.randolphschool.net/podium/default.aspx?t=154683&rc=0. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

Florida Tech Huntsville Instant Decision Day

Educational & Lecture Considering pursuing a Master's degree from Florida Tech's Huntsville site? Join us for: - An information session - Meet & Greet with Faculty & Staff - Food and Drink - Easy apply and enroll* Friday, November 7 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Progress Center 6767 Old Madison Pike Building 7, Suite 720 Huntsville, AL Application fees are waived for new applicants who attend! Just bring an unofficial copy of your college transcripts. Register in advance online at: http://blog.fit.edu/esd-instant-decision-day-redstone/ *Admittance contingent upon receipt of official academic records Contact Information: www.fit.edu/huntsville 256-971-3953 Huntsville@fit.edu. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Progress Center 6767 Old Madison Pike Building 7, Suite 720 Huntsville, AL.

Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr

Performing Arts & Film Show dates are Nov. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 7:00pm. There will one 2:00pm matinee on Nov. 16. Swim on down to the STAAR in Pulaski, TN for an Under the Sea Adventure! Cost: $10-$20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. STAAR Theatre 105 N. First Street Pulaski, TN 38478.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Performing Arts & Film The 2nd annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival takes place Friday, Nov. 7 at the Flying Monkey Theatre at Lowe Mill. Doors open at 6:30, films start at 7. Light refreshments and popcorn will be served. These award-winning, short films combine beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions for restoring the Earth while creating a positive future for the next generation. For more information go to alabamarivers.org/events/wildandscenic That's Friday November 7 at Flying Monkey. Hope to see you there. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10 at the door or online, $5 students and military. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.alabamarivers.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

Ballroom Dance Social

Social Events & More Dance Rocket City hosts its weekly ballroom dance social. Group class starts at 7 p.m. social starts at 8 p.m. No partner necessary. Cost: $5/students, $10/Adults. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Dance Rocket City 2614 Artie St Huntsville, AL 35805.

"ART" by Yasmina Reza

Performing Arts & Film A comedy about three friend and the chaos that the purchase of a large white painting causes their relationship. As they argue the merits of the painting, we begin to see that the pretension of friendship, can indeed be more important then the pretentious purchase of a large white canvas. Cost: $20.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Alabama Creative Artists 9009 Memorial Parkway SE Suite E Huntsville, Alabama 35802.

Interstellar in IMAX

Performing Arts & Film The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is proud to be showing Christopher Nolan’s new movie Interstellar in IMAX beginning the evening of November 4, 2014. This is 2 days before regular theaters. We are excited to show it in IMAX because: Christopher Nolan has captured sequences of Interstellar with IMAX’s extremely high-resolution cameras to deliver IMAX audiences greater scope and breathtaking image quality. , More than an hour of footage was shot using IMAX cameras , Exclusively in IMAX® theatres, these sequences will expand vertically to fill the entire IMAX screen – delivering unprecedented crispness, clarity and color for a truly immersive experience. , Fans will be able to experience the film two days early in select domestic IMAX theatres featuring 15perf/70mm film starting November 4th at 8:00 pm Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.spacecampstore.com/Interstellar-Pre-Nov-04-08%3A00p-TIMVIP141111040800/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 7, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 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, November 7, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM.

Auburn vs Texas A&M

Sports Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014. Auburn, AL.

Lobsterfest! @ St Thomas Church

Fundraisers Lobsterfest is Saint Thomas Church's annual community event that raises money for local and international outreach (charities). We cook a lot of lobsters, ribs, BBQ for eating in or taking out. While you are there visit local artisans, silent auction, kids games, deserts and more. See our "What to do page" for more information. It is highly recommended that you pre-order your meals as we often run out. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: www.lobstersrock.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014. St Thomas Church 12200 Bailey Cove Rd SE Huntsville, AL 35803.

Southern Tradition - A Holiday Marketplace

Fundraisers Madison Academy’s 41st annual holiday marketplace, Southern Tradition, is set for Saturday, November 8, 2014. Southern Tradition has something for everyone! With unique treasures, furnishings, home décor, gifts, and a silent auction, Southern Tradition is a great place for good values on exceptional merchandise. The carnival boasts a variety of inflatables from slides to obstacle course, baseball pitching, hoops shooting, face painting, cotton candy, pampered princess, and many more attractions. Southern Tradition is open to the community and all are invited to join in this holiday treasure. Admission to the event is free. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014. Madison Academy 325 Slaughter Road Madison, AL 35758.

Georges Rouault: Cirque de L’Etoile Filante- OPENING DAY

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015 The world of the circus has always interested French artist Georges Rouault with its contrast of superficial brightness and the sadness of circus life. In 1917, Rouault entered into an exclusive relationship with Parisian art dealer Ambrose Vollard and this collaboration proved to be one of the most productive in the history of printmaking. The two produced several notable portfolios including Cirque de l’Etoile Filante (Circus of the Shooting Stars). The images in this exhibition strip away the “spangles” of the clown’s costume and reveal the “reflection of paradise lost.” Seventeen color etchings with aquatint introduce the portfolio, followed by selected wood engravings that illustrate the text, also written by Rouault. Organized by Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014.

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 4, 2014 – January 18, 2015 Aesthetic Engineering presents a dramatic series of large-scale mixed media works by internationally acclaimed glass artist Ginny Ruffner. The series is inspired by recent breakthroughs in genetics and bio-engineering, and the possibilities of future gene sharing between animal and plant kingdoms. Exuberant and wildly imaginative, the works combine bronze, stainless steel and blown glass into fantastic futuristic forms. Organized in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014.

Looking at the Collection: American Impressionist Women- OPENING DAY

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015                Looking at the Collection: American Impressionist Women will showcase more than 50 outstanding works, including paintings, drawings and sculptures, from HMA’s permanent collection. The works on view comprise a portion of the Louise and Alan Sellars Collection, a landmark holding that celebrates the achievements of more than 250 talented female artists active between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries. Many of the artists included in the Sellars Collection rebelled against the convention of their day by exhibiting alongside their male counterparts, receiving awards, and pioneering the way for those who would follow. Today, art historians are rediscovering their accomplishments and establishing their rightful place in the expanding narrative of American history.                 Exemplifying the strong effect that French Impressionism had on American art beginning in the late 19th century, the exhibition’s subject matter will include accomplished florals… 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, November 8, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Museums, Studios & Galleries The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 601 Genome Way Huntsville, AL 35806.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015 South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass is an invitational group exhibition organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art to showcase the work of noted American glass artists living and working in our region. This exhibit will be presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by this internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Ché Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina. Included works range from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel. An opening gallery walk with selected artists is scheduled for Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Richard & Roper Room. Museum Hours: Sunday… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014.

Step Back in Time: Bartering

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. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 1:30 AM – 2:30 AM.

Huntsville Half Marathon & 5K

Sports NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION - Limited to 1000 runners Saturday - 8AM - Hillwood Baptist Church Marty & Carol Eaton, (256) 882-3706. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Hillwood Baptist Church 300 Kohler Road Southeast Huntsville, AL 35803.

Fall Hikes Series: Historic Old Railroad Bed on Monte Sano

Health & Wellness Whether new to hiking or a seasoned pro, 45+ miles of Land Trust Trails offer natural beauty and exercise for the entire family. *Sturdy shoes and layered clothing recommended. *Bring water, trail snacks, charged phone, and camera. *Please – all dogs must be on leads. IN CASE OF RAIN, HIKES will be CANCELLED.    Check our website or on Facebook for cancellation notices. www.LandTrustNAL.org         Facebook: Land Trust of North Alabama      256.534.LAND (5263) Guided hikes are offered as a FREE community service. (2.5 miles/ 2/5 hours / Moderate) Perfect for new hikers or the whole family!  History comes alive on Monte Sano (Mountain of Health).   The Old Railroad Bed Trail follows the same path as the steam locomotive that traveled from the Huntsville Depot to the Monte Sano Hotel from 1888 until 1896.  Enjoy a bit of Huntsville’s past with Hike Leader Bruce Martin. Directions: Take Pratt Avenue to Bankhead Parkway, cross Tollgate Road.  Land Trust’s hiker parking lot is½ mile further on rig… Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: http://landtrustnal.org/guided-fall-hikes-discover-nature-land-trust/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Hikers Parking lot Bankhead Parkway Huntsville, AL 35801.

Madison City Farmers Market

Health & Wellness 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. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Trinity Baptist Church 1088 Hughes Road, Madison, AL 35758.

30th Annual Under the Christmas Tree Market

Seasonal The 30th Annual Under the Christmas Tree Market will be November 7-9, 2014, in the South Hall of the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL. Join us for Christmas decorating ideas and more than 75 specialty merchants from 7 states. Find unique gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Early Bird Shopping Friday, Nov 7, 8-10am $15 per person includes weekend pass Public Shopping Daily Admission $8 Daily $5 Seniors (60 +), college students (with ID) and Active Military families (with ID), children free Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, 10am-6pm Sunday, 12 noon -5pm SPECIAL EVENTS Holiday Crafts with David Howse Children are invited to join Randolph Lower School Arts teacher David Howse as he instructs them on how to make their very own holiday piece of art. 1- Saturday, 2:00-3:00pm (recommended age - 7yrs. old & up) 2- Sunday, 2:00- 3:00pm  (recommended age - 9 yrs. old & up) Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Nov 8, 10:00am $15 (includes one Market Day Pass) This event invites children of… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center South Hall. Event Web Link: http://www.randolphschool.net/podium/default.aspx?t=154683&rc=0. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Pumpkin Blast

Fundraisers What’s cooler than medieval weapons launching pumpkins through the air? Not much so, enter the first ever Pumpkin Blast to be held on Saturday, November 8th at Tate Farms. Teams will blast pumpkins while competing for distance and accuracy using their homemade catapults, air cannons, or trebuchets. Our three age groups (adult, collegiate and youth 14-18) make sure everyone can get in on the fun. To receive the latest information, please like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pumpkinblast . Check out our webpage at www.pumpkinblast.com for complete rules and to register. Proceeds support Holy Family Regional School’s Restore the Mission Campaign. General admission tickets will be on sale online, and at the gate, for everyone to come watch and enjoy the festivities for $10. Venue/ Attraction: Tate Farms. Cost: $10.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

AAUW Hosts Author John C. Bush for November Meeting

Educational & Lecture The Huntsville Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host author, John C. Bush, for their November meeting. He will be discussing his latest publication, “Patriots and Rebels”. John Bush is the author or editor of five books in the field of religion; Patriots and Rebels is his first novel. John Bush is a retired Presbyterian minister now living in Decatur, Alabama, near where much of this story takes place. He notes that the idea for this book erupted in his mind some 30 years ago, when his wife Sara and he learned that her great-great grandfather, Tom Files, was in the Union army. John Bush uniquely and accurately tackles the history behind that critical time Tom Files spent in the Union Army but powerfully presents it as a novel. He importantly notes that he came at this project as a storyteller, not as a historian. He allows the history to inform the story. Please join AAUW on November 8th to explore the journey John C. Bush takes the audience on with “Patriots and Rebels”. He… Cost: $16 for Brunch (optional)-Must RSVP. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:00 AM. Covenant Presbyterian Church 301 Drake Ave SE Huntsville, AL 35802.

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, November 8, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Downtown Huntsville Food Tour

Outdoor Activities & Festivals This 3 hour guided walking tour winds through Huntsville, Alabama’s historic downtown streets and parks, visiting six unique food tasting locations. You will get an inside look at the restaurants, specialty shops, and “mom and pop” establishments that make downtown a truly special place to visit. Come explore the history and culture of downtown, and taste the highlights of the Rocket City. Cost: $49. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvillefoodtours.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville Route.

Big Apple Circus, METAMORPHOSIS

Kids Fathom Events and BY Experience are ecstatic to bring New York’s original one-ring circus, Big Apple Circus, to Regal's Hollywood 18 cinemas for a special LIVE event on Saturday, November 8. Don’t miss the chance to experience their new all-ages show METAMORPHOSIS on the big screen. METAMORPHOSIS is a show that transports you into a realm of enchantment and illusion, a dreamscape domain where nothing is impossible! Featuring performers from all over the world, audiences will enjoy an array of classical circus artistry such as clowning, juggling and acrobatics plus the merriment of camels, horses, playful pooches and more! Don’t miss your chance to experience the big top on the big screen LIVE! Cost: $15. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:45 PM. Regal's Hollywood 18 3312 South Memorial Parkway Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

Saturday Scientist- Astronaut Nutrition: Food to Fuel

Museums, Studios & Galleries Astronaut Nutrition: Food to Fuel   Astronauts require lots of healthy food to provide them with energy for living and working in space and performing space walks. Learn how food is packaged and prepared and how it tastes to an astronaut. Join us on the second Saturday of each month at 11:30 a.m. for the Saturday Scientist series, an educational series featuring activities recommended for ages 6-9. This monthly hands-on activity is included with museum membership or paid admission and emphasizes the development of “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). This series includes exciting topics like solar energy, precipitation, geology of space and chemistry. Reserve your seat at the main ticket desk upon your arrival. Join us on the second Saturday of each month at 11:30 a.m. for the Saturday Scientist series, an educational series featuring activities recommended for ages 6-9. This monthly hands-on activity is included with museum membership or paid admission and emphasizes the… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/11.08.14/saturday-scientist. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:30 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, November 8, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kid's Night Out

Kids Ages 4-12 Pizza, swimming, games, hanging out with friends- what better way to spend a Saturday night? Mom & Dad will enjoy the downtime, too. Y Members and Non- Members are welcome to join! Cost: $5 per child. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.ymcahunutsville.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Southeast Family YMCA 1000 Weatherly Rd. Huntsville, AL 35803.

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, November 8, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

St. John Paul II Catholic High School Gala

Fundraisers St. John Paul II Catholic High School proudly presents our eighteenth-annual Gala, The Big Apple. The Gala is the largest annual fundraiser for our school, and its proceeds benefit every student. Please join us November 8, 2014, in the VBC North Hall for a celebratory evening of dining, live entertainment, silent and live auctions, casino games, BINGO and a grand prize drawing for a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. You won't want to miss this celebration! For more information go to jp2gala.info or email jp2gala@gmail.com. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center North Hall. Cost: $150 per couple - includes dinner. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 6:00 PM – Sunday, November 9, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr

Performing Arts & Film Show dates are Nov. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 7:00pm. There will one 2:00pm matinee on Nov. 16. Swim on down to the STAAR in Pulaski, TN for an Under the Sea Adventure! Cost: $10-$20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. STAAR Theatre 105 N. First Street Pulaski, TN 38478.

"ART" by Yasmina Reza

Performing Arts & Film A comedy about three friend and the chaos that the purchase of a large white painting causes their relationship. As they argue the merits of the painting, we begin to see that the pretension of friendship, can indeed be more important then the pretentious purchase of a large white canvas. Cost: $20.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Alabama Creative Artists 9009 Memorial Parkway SE Suite E Huntsville, Alabama 35802.

Joint Concert of the Huntsville Concert Band and the U.S. Army Materiel Command Concert Band

Music The Huntsville Concert Band, under the direction of Marsha Asquith, and the U.S. Army Materiel Command Concert Band, under the direction of Chief Warrant Officer Four Jesse O. Pascua, will present a Fall Concert on Saturday, November 8, at 7:30 PM, in the Thurber Arts Center of Randolph School's Garth Campus, 4915 Garth Road, Huntsville 35802. The Bands will perform a variety of selections for all ages and musical tastes, from marches to medleys, Gustav Holst to Morton Gould, and Spider-Man to Celtic Woman. Venue/ Attraction: Randolph Thurber Arts Center. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Interstellar in IMAX

Performing Arts & Film The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is proud to be showing Christopher Nolan’s new movie Interstellar in IMAX beginning the evening of November 4, 2014. This is 2 days before regular theaters. We are excited to show it in IMAX because: Christopher Nolan has captured sequences of Interstellar with IMAX’s extremely high-resolution cameras to deliver IMAX audiences greater scope and breathtaking image quality. , More than an hour of footage was shot using IMAX cameras , Exclusively in IMAX® theatres, these sequences will expand vertically to fill the entire IMAX screen – delivering unprecedented crispness, clarity and color for a truly immersive experience. , Fans will be able to experience the film two days early in select domestic IMAX theatres featuring 15perf/70mm film starting November 4th at 8:00 pm Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.spacecampstore.com/Interstellar-Pre-Nov-04-08%3A00p-TIMVIP141111040800/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Amy McCarley

Music Nightlife Venue: Below the Radar Brewhouse. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Georges Rouault: Cirque de L’Etoile Filante

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015 The world of the circus has always interested French artist Georges Rouault with its contrast of superficial brightness and the sadness of circus life. In 1917, Rouault entered into an exclusive relationship with Parisian art dealer Ambrose Vollard and this collaboration proved to be one of the most productive in the history of printmaking. The two produced several notable portfolios including Cirque de l’Etoile Filante (Circus of the Shooting Stars). The images in this exhibition strip away the “spangles” of the clown’s costume and reveal the “reflection of paradise lost.” Seventeen color etchings with aquatint introduce the portfolio, followed by selected wood engravings that illustrate the text, also written by Rouault. Organized by Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 9, 2014.

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 4, 2014 – January 18, 2015 Aesthetic Engineering presents a dramatic series of large-scale mixed media works by internationally acclaimed glass artist Ginny Ruffner. The series is inspired by recent breakthroughs in genetics and bio-engineering, and the possibilities of future gene sharing between animal and plant kingdoms. Exuberant and wildly imaginative, the works combine bronze, stainless steel and blown glass into fantastic futuristic forms. Organized in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 9, 2014.

Looking at the Collection: American Impressionist Women

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015                Looking at the Collection: American Impressionist Women will showcase more than 50 outstanding works, including paintings, drawings and sculptures, from HMA’s permanent collection. The works on view comprise a portion of the Louise and Alan Sellars Collection, a landmark holding that celebrates the achievements of more than 250 talented female artists active between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries. Many of the artists included in the Sellars Collection rebelled against the convention of their day by exhibiting alongside their male counterparts, receiving awards, and pioneering the way for those who would follow. Today, art historians are rediscovering their accomplishments and establishing their rightful place in the expanding narrative of American history.                 Exemplifying the strong effect that French Impressionism had on American art beginning in the late 19th century, the exhibition’s subject matter will include accomplished florals… 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, November 9, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 9, 2014.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Museums, Studios & Galleries The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 9, 2014. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 601 Genome Way Huntsville, AL 35806.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015 South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass is an invitational group exhibition organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art to showcase the work of noted American glass artists living and working in our region. This exhibit will be presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by this internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Ché Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina. Included works range from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel. An opening gallery walk with selected artists is scheduled for Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Richard & Roper Room. Museum Hours: Sunday… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 9, 2014.

Step Back in Time: Spinning

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. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 1:30 AM – 2:30 AM.

Songs for Soldiers

Kids A Veterans Day commemoration, "Songs for Soldiers" will be presented in the Sanctuary from 9:45 to 10:45 AM on Sunday November 9th. John Mahony will provide a multi-media look at the flags our service members fought for and the songs they sang. You may have heard these songs before; but you've never heard them like this! Come, honor our Vets, and sing along with 200 years of patriotic music. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM. St. Mark's Lutheran Church 200 Longwood Dr. SE Huntsville, AL 35801.

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, November 9, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

30th Annual Under the Christmas Tree Market

Seasonal The 30th Annual Under the Christmas Tree Market will be November 7-9, 2014, in the South Hall of the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL. Join us for Christmas decorating ideas and more than 75 specialty merchants from 7 states. Find unique gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Early Bird Shopping Friday, Nov 7, 8-10am $15 per person includes weekend pass Public Shopping Daily Admission $8 Daily $5 Seniors (60 +), college students (with ID) and Active Military families (with ID), children free Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, 10am-6pm Sunday, 12 noon -5pm SPECIAL EVENTS Holiday Crafts with David Howse Children are invited to join Randolph Lower School Arts teacher David Howse as he instructs them on how to make their very own holiday piece of art. 1- Saturday, 2:00-3:00pm (recommended age - 7yrs. old & up) 2- Sunday, 2:00- 3:00pm  (recommended age - 9 yrs. old & up) Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Nov 8, 10:00am $15 (includes one Market Day Pass) This event invites children of… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center South Hall. Event Web Link: http://www.randolphschool.net/podium/default.aspx?t=154683&rc=0. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Fye Anime Day

Social Events & More Fye is hosting it's final Anime Day of the year! There will be contests and prizes, lots of opportunities for pictures and a Cosplay donation. Costumes are welcome, or come as you are! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. FYE Madison Square Mall 5901 University Dr Nw Huntsville, AL 35806.

Animal Encounters with Tommy Howell

Kids Plan to visit Tommy's "Beauties from the Sky" in the Trillium Room at Burritt on the Mountain. This outstanding collection of unusual birds will impress you! This fun and educational outing will fascinate the entire family. Call 256-536-2882 to pay and secure a reserved seat. General admission prices apply and allow you to visit the rest of the site as well. Seating is limited, but walk-ins are welcome while seating lasts. Last year this event was a sellout, so don't delay. The doors open at 1:30, and no one will be seated after the show begins. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/animal-encounters-with-tommy-howell. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM. For more info visit burrittonthemountain.com.

Food Fight for Footprints

Fundraisers Local food trucks cook off to raise money for Footprints Ministry, a nonprofit that helps families with babies in the NICU. Huntsville Hospital is the title sponsor of our event this year. Please join us for fun children's activities and great food to help small babies! Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Cost: $20.00 for advanced tickets. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Interstellar in IMAX

Performing Arts & Film The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is proud to be showing Christopher Nolan’s new movie Interstellar in IMAX beginning the evening of November 4, 2014. This is 2 days before regular theaters. We are excited to show it in IMAX because: Christopher Nolan has captured sequences of Interstellar with IMAX’s extremely high-resolution cameras to deliver IMAX audiences greater scope and breathtaking image quality. , More than an hour of footage was shot using IMAX cameras , Exclusively in IMAX® theatres, these sequences will expand vertically to fill the entire IMAX screen – delivering unprecedented crispness, clarity and color for a truly immersive experience. , Fans will be able to experience the film two days early in select domestic IMAX theatres featuring 15perf/70mm film starting November 4th at 8:00 pm Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.spacecampstore.com/Interstellar-Pre-Nov-04-08%3A00p-TIMVIP141111040800/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Museums, Studios & Galleries The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, November 10, 2014. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 601 Genome Way Huntsville, AL 35806.

Sons of the American Revolution: "Impact of Education on the American Revolution"

Educational & Lecture The Sons of the American Revolution, Tennessee Valley Chapter, will have its next monthly meeting at 11 am on Monday, November 10, 2014 in the Auditorium of the Public Library, Downtown Huntsville.  The program will be "Impact of Education on the American Revolution" presented by Dr. Sean Busic, History Professor, Athens State University. A complimentary, light lunch will be served.  Admission is free.  More information is on-line:  SAR1776.com. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, November 10, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Rocket Chef

Downtown Huntsville Rocket Chef is based on popular and contemporary food television challenges, and will showcase local chefs from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. Their cooking ability will be tested in a time-pressured environment using “mystery” ingredients, and oh by the way … all of this will take place on a stage in front of a live audience of nearly 300 people and three well respected culinary judges! Rocket chef is a project of Connect Class 17 and all proceeds from the event will benefit the Food Bank of North Alabama and Merrimack Hall's Johnny Stallings Arts Program, both 501(c)(3) organizations. Monday November 10th VIP Reception - 6 pm Competition - 7 pm Tickets are available at www.merrimackhall.com! $75 - VIP Ticket includes reserved seating for the competition and admission to the tasting reception prior to the competition. The reception includes hors d'oeuvres from each of the competing chefs as well as complimentary wine and craft beer. The wine and beer will also be complimentary… Venue/ Attraction: Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/288303694697288/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, November 10, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Birds on a Wire - Juvenille Diabetes Research Benefit Night

Fundraisers Come paint our "Sunflower" painting with us and raise money for the Mission Firefly Lunches for Love! They provide weekend lunches for local kids that can't aford them. We will donate $10 for every seat sold back to the organization. Bring your favorite snack, beverage and creative spirit and we will do the rest. This class is for everyone ages 16 years and up. Reserve your seats online at www.myspiritedart.com. Just click on Huntsville's calendar! Doors open at 6:00pm and painting starts at 6:30pm. Venue/ Attraction: My Spirited Art. Cost: 35. Event Web Link: http://www.rezclick.com/myspiritedart/index.php?page=classes#2639. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, November 10, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

Place, Not Race: Sheryll Cashin on a New Vision of Opportunity in America

Educational & Lecture National author and speaker Sheryll Cashin discusses her new book, "Place Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America." Ms. Cashin argues that affirmative action as currently practiced does little to help disadvantaged people, and she offers a new framework for true inclusion. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, call Sophie Young at 532-2362. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, November 10, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit hmcpl.org.

Havoc vs. MS RiverKings

Sports Gold Adult - $20.00 Mezzanine Silver Adult - $15.00 Mezzanine (General Admission) - $12.00 Purchase single game tickets from the VBC Box Office or www.ticketmaster.com. For groups of 10 tickets or more contact Cline Thompson at 256.518.6163. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, November 10, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Interstellar in IMAX

Performing Arts & Film The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is proud to be showing Christopher Nolan’s new movie Interstellar in IMAX beginning the evening of November 4, 2014. This is 2 days before regular theaters. We are excited to show it in IMAX because: Christopher Nolan has captured sequences of Interstellar with IMAX’s extremely high-resolution cameras to deliver IMAX audiences greater scope and breathtaking image quality. , More than an hour of footage was shot using IMAX cameras , Exclusively in IMAX® theatres, these sequences will expand vertically to fill the entire IMAX screen – delivering unprecedented crispness, clarity and color for a truly immersive experience. , Fans will be able to experience the film two days early in select domestic IMAX theatres featuring 15perf/70mm film starting November 4th at 8:00 pm Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.spacecampstore.com/Interstellar-Pre-Nov-04-08%3A00p-TIMVIP141111040800/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, November 10, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.