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Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks In the Garden

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

Spring Tour of Homes

Social Events & More Welcome to the Huntsville/Madison County Builders Association’s 29th annual Spring Tour of HomesSM. For those of you who attended for the first time we thank you, and hope to see you again.  For the thousands of you who attend year after year, we also thank you, and hope your experience this year was as good as years past. We are confident it was. An array of housing types from single-family homes and patio homes to town homes will be featured in the TourSM with prices ranging from  $199,900 to $1,250,000.  64 beautiful new homes will be on display throughout the Madison and Limestone County area offering a variety of life styles, floor plans and amenities. Our local housing market continues to be strong overall. House values continue to increase, thereby, validating the fact that buying a home is the best long term investment you can make for you and your family. And with interest rates at all time lows, the future of home ownership has never looked better. Saturday - Sunday;  from 1:00 - 5:00 pm A… Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 1:00 AM – 5:00 AM. Homes across Madison County Madison County, Alabama.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture What: “From Cotton to the Cosmos” a Huntsville Retrospective Where: The Burritt Mansion at Burritt on the Mountain April 1st – September 7th Tickets: Included in General Admission Information: (256) 536-2882 or burrittonthemountain.com Media Contact: Not for print Caroline Buncick at 256-512-5570 or caroline.buncick@huntsvilleal.gov Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admi… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Sunday, April 26, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

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

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

Museums, Studios & Galleries John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr. March 22 – June 27, 2015 In the early 1840s, renowned naturalist and painter John James Audubon decided to paint the animals of North America. Having achieved worldwide fame with his Birds of North America, he joined with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon, and Dr. John Bachman of Charleston to document the region’s quadrupeds. Like his birds, his quadrupeds are still considered the finest prints of their kind published in America. He eventually produced 150 folio drawings, hand colored and printed by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia. This exhibition presents approximately 25 original Audubon prints, lent from a major private collector of the artist’s work. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 26, 2015.

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

Museums, Studios & Galleries Huntsville Museum of Art exhibition The economic growth that swept Europe during the 17th and 18th century fueled a golden age of painting. Religious upheavals transformed the way people thought about and utilized art. Technical aspects of art making were honed and codified, as art academies grew in power. The number of artists and the number of art collectors grew exponentially during this period, as the fine arts reached an increasingly wider audience. This exhibition features more than 70 major works by master painters from the renowned collection of The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: Museum admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 26, 2015.

The Robot Zoo

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

Spark Lab!

Educational & Lecture Spark Lab at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is a Smithsonian-sponsored activity geared toward pre-K students. Join us for sessions in the main museum scheduled regularly Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each week. Spark Lab includes hands-on physical science-themed interactive activities. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

101 Rocket City Inventions

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

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Time Travel Adventure Burritt on the Mountain TTA LogoOnce again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. The adventure begins on Saturday, March 21-September 21. Be sure to save th… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Immersed In Ink Tattoo Arts & Horror Festival

Downtown Huntsville Immersed In Ink Tattoo Arts & Horror Festival will be kicking off the 2015 Tour in Huntsville, AL on April 24-26, 2015 at the Von Braun Center.  This show is a celebration of pop culture in tattoo arts and films and features some of the hottest tattoo artists from all over the US.  Live tattooing, gut wrenching sideshows, costume contests, Ms. Tattoo Pageant, human suspension, insane body modification, tattoo contests, guest appearances by some of your favorite horror celebrities and so much more!  Click here to see Our entertainment line-up.  The Huntsville Tattoo & Horror Expo is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! LIKE our facebook page for information on how to win FREE TATTOOS AND FREE TICKETS! SHOW HOURS: Friday : 2pm-10pm Saturday : 11:30am-11pm Sunday : 12pm-8pm ADMISSION: $20 per day  ($3 Service Charge for CC Transactions) $35 for a weekend pass   ($3 Service Charge for CC Transactions) $75 VIP Pass (includs T-Shirt, Weekend Pass, Line Pass, Badge & Souvenier poster) Kids under 5 get in FREE with pa… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center East Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Weekend Open Play

Kids Join us for Open Play this weekend! Parents are free and don't forget your socks!! Venue/ Attraction: Pump It Up. Cost: $7/child. Event Web Link: http://pumpitupparty.com/events-and-activities/huntsville-al. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

The Twelve Dancing Princesses presented by Fantasy Playhouse

Performing Arts & Film Conditions in his castle have grown lax and King Oakley devises a strict regimen for his daughters that no longer lets them leave the castle grounds. In an effort to break from these harsh rules, the princesses fall prey to the desires of the King’s faithful servant. Thrown in the mix is a gardener and a magical nanny, Fern. Castle-on-Whisperwood-Lake is turned into a place of longing and wishes for the princesses as they journey to the Land of the Muses where they hope to have their dreams come true. By Claudia Haas. April 17-19 & 24-26 Produced by special arrangement with Heuer Publishing. Directed by Sara Sheehan. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/currentseason.html. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Step Back in Time - Filet Lace

Kids The Historic Park Every weekend has something to offer at Burritt! Join us in the Historic Park for a FREE demonstration of a historic skill every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 pm. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Whole Backstage Theatre presents 'As The Crow Flies'

Performing Arts & Film By Gary Grubbs. Date and Times:     April 23 @ 7pm     April 24 @ 7pm     April 25 @ 7pm     April 26 @ 2pm Synopsis: AS THE CROW FLIES is a drama filled with comedy, about the complete and total blending of a dysfunctional family all in one weekend. Set in Alabama, the play is written by Southern actor -- writer Gary Grubbs.  This is a Black Box Production for One Week-end ONLY! All performances held in the Duff/McDaniel Black Box Theatre  Director:  Andy Hunter Tickets:  $10 each at the door. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The Whole Backstage Theatre 1120 Rayburn Avenue Guntersville, AL.

Music by A Closer Look

Music We'd are thrilled to have the musical group, A Closer Look Upstairs @ A Cup of Everything.. Members of A Closer Look include: Alexandra Fees (Voice), Jeanne Dorche (Cello) Phil Rashkin (Oboe) Vladimir Rumyantsev (Piano) Genre: Classical, Folk, Jazz, Pop Find them on Facebook or check out their Web site at http://www.acloserlookmusic.com/. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. A Cup of Everything 103 Northside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

2015 “Spring Burst” Guided Hike Series - Wade Mountain: Forests are Vital to our Health

Health & Wellness (2 hours / Easy to moderate/ App. 2.5 miles) Former Land Trust Board Member and USDA Forester Dr. Callie Schweitzer will lead a “tree ID” hike on Wade Mountain - you'll never look at the forest the same way again! Directions:  Drive North on Memorial Parkway past Alabama A&M University.  Turn left onto Hollow Road which is the first road north of Winchester Highway.  Turn right on Spragins Hollow Road. Land Trust parking lot is on the right, just past the third 90 degree turn in the road.  ~Google Map: 9500 Spragins Hollow~. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: http://landtrustnal.org/spring-guided-hikes-series/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 9500 Spragins Hollow Rd NW Huntsville, AL 35810. For more info visit landtrustnal.org.

Kids Art Class

Downtown Huntsville $75 Admission, Located in Denise Onwere’s Studio 314 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. To register please contact Denise at (256) 322-0184. These unique art classes are designed to encourage artistic expression through a wide variety of creative experiences, and quench the thirst of exceptional artistic minds. This unique young artist class includes 4, one hour sessions per month and encompasses fundamentals in drawing, painting, sculpture, and design. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Panoply Arts Festival

Performing Arts & Film PANOPLY has been a Huntsville Tradition for over a quarter century! Held each April in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring International Park and Von Braun Center, this three-day outdoor festival features presentations, demonstrations, workshops, fireworks, and FUN…while promoting and enhancing the arts. Event Web Link: http://www.artshuntsville.org/panoply-arts-festival/. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3:30 PM – 10:30 PM.

The Twelve Dancing Princesses presented by Fantasy Playhouse

Performing Arts & Film Conditions in his castle have grown lax and King Oakley devises a strict regimen for his daughters that no longer lets them leave the castle grounds. In an effort to break from these harsh rules, the princesses fall prey to the desires of the King’s faithful servant. Thrown in the mix is a gardener and a magical nanny, Fern. Castle-on-Whisperwood-Lake is turned into a place of longing and wishes for the princesses as they journey to the Land of the Muses where they hope to have their dreams come true. By Claudia Haas. April 17-19 & 24-26 Produced by special arrangement with Heuer Publishing. Directed by Sara Sheehan. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/currentseason.html. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Mendelssohn's ELIJAH

Music The Sanctuary Choir and FBC Orchestra along with the FBC Nashville choir present Mendelssohn's Elijah. Venue/ Attraction: First Baptist Church Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.fbchsv.org/elijah. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Vagina Monologues

Performing Arts & Film The "Vagina Monologues," written by Eve Ensler is one play that will keep you tuned in til the end!! It is a play with many stories and interpretations of the female dynamic. It is definitely an experience that will make you look into what it means to be a woman and develop a greater respect for it. Please make sure you support and experience this show as it will take you on a wondrous ride through that mysterious part of a woman that we long to understand.. Tickets are also available at James Music on North Memorial Parkway.. Venue/ Attraction: Renaissance Theatre. Cost: $15 presale $20 at the door. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Chicago

Music Multi-Platinum, Grammy-Winning Band CHICAGO will perform at Von Braun Center Propst Arena, Sunday, April 26th at 7pm.  Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 5th at 10am.  All seats are reserved for $41, $56 & $72.  Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and all Ticketmaster outlets. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Bill Burr

Downtown Huntsville Bill Burr in the VBC Mark C. Smith Concert Hall April 26th at 8pm.  Tickets go on sale Friday, March 6th at 10am.  All seats are reserved for $49.50 & $36.50*.  Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and all Ticketmaster outlets.  *Plus applicable fees & service charges. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Bible Belt Sinner

Music Nightlife Venue: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 9:30 PM – Monday, April 27, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks In the Garden

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

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture What: “From Cotton to the Cosmos” a Huntsville Retrospective Where: The Burritt Mansion at Burritt on the Mountain April 1st – September 7th Tickets: Included in General Admission Information: (256) 536-2882 or burrittonthemountain.com Media Contact: Not for print Caroline Buncick at 256-512-5570 or caroline.buncick@huntsvilleal.gov Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admi… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, April 27, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

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

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

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

The Robot Zoo

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

101 Rocket City Inventions

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

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Time Travel Adventure Burritt on the Mountain TTA LogoOnce again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. The adventure begins on Saturday, March 21-September 21. Be sure to save th… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, April 27, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Rockin’ Story Time

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

LEGO Mania

Downtown Huntsville All ages The library will provide LEGOs, you provide the imagination! Chidren can build creations out of their wildest dreams. The library will put these creations on display for 1 week until the next LEGO Mania.  For more information contact Miss Annie at amatthys@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5982. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Event Web Link: http://kids.hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, April 27, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Huntsville Photographic Society Competition – “Shadows & Silhouettes”

Educational & Lecture When the light is just right one can see them! “Shadows & Silhouettes“ is the competition subject for this month. Only members may compete but visitors are encouraged to come and enjoy an evening of the art and science of photography. See the HPS web (Google Huntsville Photographic Society) for competition rules. It’s interesting to watch the judging process and hear the judges’ comments, it's educational. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, April 27, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:50 PM.

Gus Hergert

Music Nightlife Venue: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, April 27, 2015, 9:30 PM – Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks In the Garden

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

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture What: “From Cotton to the Cosmos” a Huntsville Retrospective Where: The Burritt Mansion at Burritt on the Mountain April 1st – September 7th Tickets: Included in General Admission Information: (256) 536-2882 or burrittonthemountain.com Media Contact: Not for print Caroline Buncick at 256-512-5570 or caroline.buncick@huntsvilleal.gov Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admi… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, April 28, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

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

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

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

The Robot Zoo

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

Strategy Digital Media Conference

Educational & Lecture The Strategy Digital Media Conference in Huntsville, AL, brings together the best and brightest local thought leaders in social media and digital marketing. Keynote speaker Jason Falls is a digital strategist and thinker of things, mainly Internet and marketing related. Some people have called him innovative and influential. His work has touched a number of large brands including Maker’s Mark, AT&T, Cafepress and Humana, to name a few. He has co-authored two books and is a professional public speaker. Jason focuses on digital marketing with a specific niche expertise around social media and content marketing. The Strategy Digital Media Conference will provide you with the inspiration, education, and connections needed to transform your businesses in a connected and digital world. Join us to make results happen in your marketing. Venue/ Attraction: Jackson Center. Event Web Link: http://www.strategyhsv.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

101 Rocket City Inventions

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

National Super Hero Day Open Play

Kids Join us for one of our SUPER Open Play sessions Tuesday, April 28th to celebrate National Super Hero Day! Have the kids dress up as their favorite Super Hero and receive a FREE ice cream! Parents are always FREE and don't forget your socks!!! Venue/ Attraction: Pump It Up. Cost: $7/child. Event Web Link: http://pumpitupparty.com/events-and-activities/huntsville-al. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Nature Explorers’ Club

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

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Time Travel Adventure Burritt on the Mountain TTA LogoOnce again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. The adventure begins on Saturday, March 21-September 21. Be sure to save th… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Wiggles & Walking Story Time

Downtown Huntsville Ages: 12-24 months A fun, active storytime for babies who have begun walking and their caregivers. We'll read - and sing - short books, share rhymes and songs, and play with the parachute! Stick around after storytime to play with toys from our special toy box. For more information contact Miss Annie at amatthys@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5982. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Nature Explorers’ Club

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

Tuesdays at 2:00 - Planting the Gaden

Kids The Historic Park Join us every Tuesday at 2:00 in the Historic Park for a FREE hands-on look at the skills needed to live on a farm in the 1800s. Topics subject to change without notice; call 256-536-2882 for more information. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/tuesdays-at-2-00-planting-the-garden-1. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Science Club

Downtown Huntsville Grades 3-5 Bring your children every week as Ms. Lorena teaches basic science concepts with fun, hands-on activities! For more information contact Miss Lorena at lgoss@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5949. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

National Super Hero Day Open Play

Kids Join us for one of our SUPER Open Play sessions Tuesday, April 28th to celebrate National Super Hero Day! Have the kids dress up as their favorite Super Hero and receive a FREE ice cream! Parents are always FREE and don't forget your socks!!! Venue/ Attraction: Pump It Up. Cost: $7/child. Event Web Link: http://pumpitupparty.com/events-and-activities/huntsville-al. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

FastTrac® NewVenture - Spring 2015

Educational & Lecture FastTrac gives you the tools needed to start and operate a successful business. It is a 10-week comprehensive program designed especially for entrepreneurs in the early stages of business development. Session 1: Exploring Entrepreneurship Session 2: Identifying/Meeting Market Needs Session 3: Setting Financial Goals Session 4: Planning the Product/Service Session 5: Researching/Analyzing the Market Session 6: Reaching the Market Session 7: Building the Organization & Team Session 8: Planning for a Profitable Business Session 9: Cash Flow & Seeking Funds Session 10: Implementing Next Steps *All sessions are from 5:30-9:00pm on Tuesdays. Who Needs This Program? Individuals who are thinking about starting a business Start-up entrepreneurs (1-2 years in business) Established business owners who are thinking about a new service line, new products, or going into a new market Entrepreneurs who know how important it is to revisit and update their business plan every year or two You are workin… Cost: $300. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Women's Business Center of North Alabama 515 Sparkman Drive Huntsville, AL 35816.

Jazz 'N' Swing Tuesdays

Social Events & More Join us for a JAZZ 'N' SWING Tuesday Night w/ Live Music from some of the best dance bands in Huntsville! Enjoy an evening of food, drink and fabulous music as you dance to the cool sounds of local bands playing a wide range of music from swing, jazz, latin, easy listening and much more! EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT starting at 6PM!!! Live music from 7pm - 9pm DJ Before and After Dancing ALL night! Full menu and bar available! NO COVER CHARGE! Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jazz-N-Swing-Tuesday/1645268912371715. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Envy Entertainment & Restaurant 200 Oakwood Ave. Suite J Huntsville, AL.

Huntsville Gem and Mineral Society Auction

Fundraisers Fundraising Auction Every year, the HGMS sponsors a fundraising auction that allows our members and our guests to bid on a wide variety of gems, minerals, jewelry, lapidary tools, books, magazines, and much more! The Auction is our largest fundraiser of the year and helps us purchase supplies and equipment to maintain our lapidary shop and also provides funds for our other outreach and educational projects throughout the year. Everyone is invited to join us! Where: Huntsville Senior Ball Room (come in the front door) Who: Everyone is welcome! You do NOT need to be a senior citizen to attend or to participate! How Much: Admission is FREE! Date: April 28, 2015 Time: You can register and start looking at items at 5:00 p.m. Auction Flier: work in progress The auction starts at 6:00 pm If you win a bid, you can pay with cash, check, and credit cards. All proceeds help the HGMS purchase equipment and supplies for our lapidary shop or help with other outreach programs for our club. Pleas… Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://huntsvillegms.org/fundraising-auction/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Huntsville Senior Center Ball Room 2200 Drake Avenue Southwest Huntsville, AL 35805.

Jerome Villareal

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

West Coast Swing Dance

Downtown Huntsville $10 Admission, Located in the Flying Monkey Theatre. If you can walk, you can dance! Rocket Westies are offering west coast swing beginner and intermediate dance classes on Tuesday nights from 7 PM to 8 PM, followed by open dancing until 10 PM. More info at www.RocketWesties.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Chelvis & The Bean

Music Nightlife Venue: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Dave Anderson

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks In the Garden

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

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture What: “From Cotton to the Cosmos” a Huntsville Retrospective Where: The Burritt Mansion at Burritt on the Mountain April 1st – September 7th Tickets: Included in General Admission Information: (256) 536-2882 or burrittonthemountain.com Media Contact: Not for print Caroline Buncick at 256-512-5570 or caroline.buncick@huntsvilleal.gov Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admi… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Wednesday, April 29, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

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

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

Museums, Studios & Galleries John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr. March 22 – June 27, 2015 In the early 1840s, renowned naturalist and painter John James Audubon decided to paint the animals of North America. Having achieved worldwide fame with his Birds of North America, he joined with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon, and Dr. John Bachman of Charleston to document the region’s quadrupeds. Like his birds, his quadrupeds are still considered the finest prints of their kind published in America. He eventually produced 150 folio drawings, hand colored and printed by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia. This exhibition presents approximately 25 original Audubon prints, lent from a major private collector of the artist’s work. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

The Robot Zoo

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

DCAA Accounting Compliance Seminar

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

101 Rocket City Inventions

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

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Time Travel Adventure Burritt on the Mountain TTA LogoOnce again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. The adventure begins on Saturday, March 21-September 21. Be sure to save th… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Rockin’ Story Time

Kids All ages You never knew storytime could be this awesome! Join us weekly on Mondays & Wednesdays @ 10:30am as Miss Melissa rocks your storytime with cool books, kickin' kids songs, rad rhymes, and puppets, too! We'll wrap it all up with a themed craft. All ages are welcome. For more information contact Miss Melissa at mshuman@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5949. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Drawing Class for Kids

Downtown Huntsville $60 Admission, Located in ChromAddict Studio 2025 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. To register contact Carrie Alderfer at 256-683-5554. The focus of this class is drawing and drawing techniques. Topics will vary but may include contour drawing, drawing from life, drawing from a grid, perspective, and more. Materials may include pencils, charcoal, cray-pas oil pastels, colored pencils, pen and ink, and more. All supplies are included. Ages 8 – 12. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Ari Lyon

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Butterfly in Colored Pencil

Downtown Huntsville $112 Admission, Located in ChromAddict Studio 2025 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. To register contact Carrie Alderfer at 256-683-5554. Get ready for spring! Using Prismacolor Premier colored pencils, we will draw your this photo of a butterfly using the grid method. We will work on creating patterns and textures on the butterfly wings, leaves, and flowers. Demonstrations will be given in class and there will be time to work on our drawings together. Paper will be provided. Be prepared to work on your drawing at home in order to complete it. If you have a smart phone or iPad to draw from, please bring it to draw from. Ages 12+. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

New Country presented by Fair Trade Productions

Performing Arts & Film Fair Trade Productions presents New Country, a comedy in two acts by Mark Roberts. The play will be presented in Wilson Theatre for eight special preview performances before its official opening Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Dates for the performances are Wednesday, April 29 - Saturday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 6 - Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 pm. This event is sponsored by UAH. Call 256-824-6871 for tickets. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Wilson Theatre. Cost: General Admission - $25 / Seniors - $12 / UAH Students - FREE. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Surprise Show

Music Nightlife Venue: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 9:30 PM – Thursday, April 30, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Dr. Whatever

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 9:30 PM – Thursday, April 30, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks In the Garden

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

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture What: “From Cotton to the Cosmos” a Huntsville Retrospective Where: The Burritt Mansion at Burritt on the Mountain April 1st – September 7th Tickets: Included in General Admission Information: (256) 536-2882 or burrittonthemountain.com Media Contact: Not for print Caroline Buncick at 256-512-5570 or caroline.buncick@huntsvilleal.gov Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admi… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, April 30, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

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

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

Museums, Studios & Galleries John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr. March 22 – June 27, 2015 In the early 1840s, renowned naturalist and painter John James Audubon decided to paint the animals of North America. Having achieved worldwide fame with his Birds of North America, he joined with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon, and Dr. John Bachman of Charleston to document the region’s quadrupeds. Like his birds, his quadrupeds are still considered the finest prints of their kind published in America. He eventually produced 150 folio drawings, hand colored and printed by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia. This exhibition presents approximately 25 original Audubon prints, lent from a major private collector of the artist’s work. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 30, 2015.

HealthWorks Farmers Market

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

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

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

The Robot Zoo

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

MSFC Running Club 5K

Sports Rick Maehlmann: rmaehlmann@hotmail.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. NASA Wellness Center at Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL.

101 Rocket City Inventions

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

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Time Travel Adventure Burritt on the Mountain TTA LogoOnce again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. The adventure begins on Saturday, March 21-September 21. Be sure to save th… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Tremendous Toddlers

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

Garden Storytime with Operation Green Team

Educational & Lecture A special edition of our Tremendous Toddlers Storytime! Join Miss Dana and Operation Green Team for a fun, garden-themed storytime! Afterwards, we'll head out into the library's garden to plant vegetables and flowers. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

International Jazz Day

Music Jazz is a vehicle for freedom, peace, goodwill, intercultural dialogue and communication, and unity. On Thursday, April 30 the world will celebrate International Jazz Day. Huntsville, AL will join the celebration with performances by Huntsville’s Tennessee Valley Jazz All-stars and U.S. ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND BAND REDSTONE JAZZ PROJECT. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Northside Square 115 Northside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Derby, Hats & Hospitality: Southern Entertaining With Style

Social Events & More Nichols Arbor Calling all Ladies! Grab your most fabulous hat and come to the Garden for our third annual Spring Luncheon, featuring an exciting program and luncheon with the talented James Farmer! Farmer is the author of five books on cooking garden and interior design, including his recent “Dinner on the Grounds: Summer Suppers and Soirees.” He will share fun, informative ideas and tips for lifestyle and entertaining. The menu features items from Farmer’s cookbooks and promises to be delightful! Limited seating is available with individual reservations $60 per person, tables of eight $500, and a select number of corporate tables with sponsor benefits for $750. You may pre-order a signed copy of "Dinner on the Grounds" for $25.00. Purchase Tickets: For more information, contact Cynthia Potts, 256-830-4447 ext. 242 or cpotts@hsvbg.org. For sponsorship information, contact Amy Hamilton at ahamilton@hsvbg.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&type=events&viewMoreType=events&typeID=231. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.hsvbg.org.

Gentle Yoga

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

Creating an Ironclad Employee Handbook

Educational & Lecture Come join us as we teach business owners the correct and compliant way to craft an employee handbook. DOing this on your own can cost you weeks of frustration, and thousands of dollars. We will instruct you how to do this much less, and a delicious and health lunch is included! Cost: $25. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Hampton Inn - Madison 9225 Madison Blvd Madison, AL 35758.

Parachute Playtime

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

Stein and Dine!

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

Straight to Ale Tap Takeover at Below the Radar

Downtown Huntsville Great Straight to Ale beers on tap all night!! Is the event free? No. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Below the Radar 220 Holmes Ave NE Huntsville, AL 35801.

Beer Hop: A Craft Beer Trolley Tour.

Social Events & More Join us for Beer Hop, a craft beer trolley tour.  Enjoy a flight of beer at each brewery as the city trolley whisks you to each location When: last Thursday of every month (April thru October) Where: 3 local breweries will be highlighted each month Cost: $25 per person, limited seating.  All tickets can be purchased at www.HomegrownHuntsville.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. 3 Local Breweries Huntsville, AL 35801.

Wine Tasting at The Stem and Stein

Social Events & More Sample 6 different Wines for $10 from 6pm-8pm every Thursday at the Stem and Stein. Cost: $10. Nightlife Venue: The Stem and Stein. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Meet the Author: Scott Phillips

Educational & Lecture Scott "Shuttleman" Phillips is a local author and retired member of the Space Shuttle Team.Ê He will be in house to discuss his new book Remove Before Flight: Memoir of a Space Shuttle Team Member. Second Floor Events Room. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

New Country presented by Fair Trade Productions

Performing Arts & Film Fair Trade Productions presents New Country, a comedy in two acts by Mark Roberts. The play will be presented in Wilson Theatre for eight special preview performances before its official opening Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Dates for the performances are Wednesday, April 29 - Saturday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 6 - Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 pm. This event is sponsored by UAH. Call 256-824-6871 for tickets. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Wilson Theatre. Cost: General Admission - $25 / Seniors - $12 / UAH Students - FREE. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Anthony Hamilton & Friends

Downtown Huntsville Anthony Hamilton & Friends in the VBC Propst Arena April 30th at 7:30pm.  Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 27th at 10am.  All seats are reserved for $60 & $50 in advance.  All tickets are $60 on day of show.  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 Propst Arena. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Bike Night featuring Double Shot

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – Friday, May 1, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Rick Carter

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

5ive O'Clock Charlie

Music Nightlife Venue: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 9:30 PM – Friday, May 1, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Amit Chadha, Joseph Higgins, Carter Garza, Samantha Garza

Music Live Original Acoustic Music. Is the event free? Yes. Nightlife Venue: Copper Top. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 10:00 PM – Friday, May 1, 2015, 2:00 AM.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks In the Garden

Kids www.seankenney.com. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 1, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvbg.org.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture What: “From Cotton to the Cosmos” a Huntsville Retrospective Where: The Burritt Mansion at Burritt on the Mountain April 1st – September 7th Tickets: Included in General Admission Information: (256) 536-2882 or burrittonthemountain.com Media Contact: Not for print Caroline Buncick at 256-512-5570 or caroline.buncick@huntsvilleal.gov Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admi… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Friday, May 1, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

Museums, Studios & Galleries Encounters: Dori DeCamillis February 28 – June 14, 2015 The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on a recent series of imaginary self-portraits by Birmingham painter Dori DeCamillis. Each work depicts a character in a private mythology designed to personify an individual piece of the artist’s personality, shedding light on her own foibles, aspirations, and secrets. The portraits also reveal human attributes that are universal. DeCamillis uses animals to symbolize various aspects of her personality, taking her cue from the many cultures and religions around the world in which animals represent ideas, deities and demons, and human traits. The titles of the works come from the sonnets of Shakespeare. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 af… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 1, 2015.

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

Museums, Studios & Galleries John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr. March 22 – June 27, 2015 In the early 1840s, renowned naturalist and painter John James Audubon decided to paint the animals of North America. Having achieved worldwide fame with his Birds of North America, he joined with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon, and Dr. John Bachman of Charleston to document the region’s quadrupeds. Like his birds, his quadrupeds are still considered the finest prints of their kind published in America. He eventually produced 150 folio drawings, hand colored and printed by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia. This exhibition presents approximately 25 original Audubon prints, lent from a major private collector of the artist’s work. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 1, 2015.

Tee It-Up Fore Kids

Fundraisers Big Brothers Big Sisters of North AL presents.. Tee It-Up Fore Kids 1st annual Golf Tournament*4 man scramble Friday May 1, 2015 Hampton Cove Golf Course (Highlands Course) Registration begins at 7 am * Shotgun start at 8 am 18 holes of golf, riding cart, & lunch is included Cash awards * Longest Drive * Closest to the pin *Mulligans * Raffle Various Sponsorships levels available visit bbbsna.org/teeitup or call 256-880-2123 ask for Lynde ALL PROCEEDS GO TO BENEFIT Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Alabama Thanks for all your support for our Littles ! in your community. Cost: $125 per player/$500 , 4 man team. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Hampton Cove Golf Course (Highlands Course) 450 Old Hwy 431 S. Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763.

The Robot Zoo

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

101 Rocket City Inventions

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

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Time Travel Adventure Burritt on the Mountain TTA LogoOnce again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. The adventure begins on Saturday, March 21-September 21. Be sure to save th… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Friday, May 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

WhistleStop Festival & Rocket City BBQ Cook-Off

Fundraisers A foot-stompin' pig-chompin' two-day festival on the grounds of the Huntsville Depot. Live entertainment, children's play zone, and professional and amateur BBQ cooking competitions. Proceeds support the EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Event Web Link: www.thewhistlestopfestival.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 1, 2015, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Watercolor Class with Yuri Ozaki

Downtown Huntsville $30 Admission, Located in Studio 307 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. To register, please contact Yuri at 256-665-8736. In this course, the instructor will guide students through the fundamental steps of watercolor painting: underdrawing, initial paint application, and layering. The course also introduces techniques for conveying more complicated imagery in different styles including “wet on wet” “dry brush” and “gradation” of hue. No prior experience is needed. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Friday, May 1, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family Fun Night @ The Library

Kids Family Fun Night is a free after hours events for all ages with music themed storytime, family friendly movie, and board games. For the schedule and to RSVP visit: http://tinyurl.com/hmcplfun. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://tinyurl.com/hmcplfun. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 1, 2015, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

The High Fidelics Concert on the Dock

Music Come on down to Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment for Concerts on the Dock – our free eclectic Friday night concert series! It is a family and pet friendly event so bring your dogs on leashes, lawn chairs, picnics, dancing shoes and hula hoops. This week The High Fidelics take the stage from Birmingham AL.The High Fidelics play a hybrid of surf, R&B, instrumental music that has elements of punk, Rock & Roll, lounge, and psychedelia – with a fair amount of wit and humor thrown in as well. This band is sure to get you up on your feet and dancing all night long! Concerts on the Dock are always FREE but we collect a $2.00 suggested donation for parking. Please carpool! Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Event Web Link: http://www.lowemill.net/concerts-on-the-dock/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Friday, May 1, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Recycled Art Show Reception

Downtown Huntsville Free, First Floor Connector of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. The Recycled Art Show returns to Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, breathing new life into commonly discarded items. All it takes is a little creativity. Participants are asked to make an art piece from items that would have otherwise been thrown away or recycled. There are no limitations on size or format.  However, we ask that it be safe: no sharp edges and it must be sturdy. All entries will be exhibited in the First Floor Connector from April 22nd to May 1st. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Friday, May 1, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Trial of the Trojans

Sports Jeremy Ebert: jebert@madison.k12.al.us. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 1, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Hazel Green High School Hazel Green, AL.

Jim Parker's Songwriters Series

Music Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Event Web Link: http://jimparkermusic.com/main.html. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 1, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. For more info visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Heroes and Hops: A Masked Evening for the American Cancer Society

Music A Super Hero & Villain themed charity benefit to raise money for the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life. Costumes encouraged with music provided by the dance band Groove! Come dressed in your masks, capes and boots, to dance the night away, drink great beer, eat great food truck treats, take fun pics in the photo area with props, bid on charity auction items, and weather permitting, play some corn hole in the biergarten! Friday May 1, 2015 7pm-11pm $10 Admittance 21+ Entertainment: Groove (dance band). Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Nightlife Venue: Straight to Ale. Brewery: Straight to Ale. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1570937279849224/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. For more info visit www.straighttoale.com.

New Country presented by Fair Trade Productions

Performing Arts & Film Fair Trade Productions presents New Country, a comedy in two acts by Mark Roberts. The play will be presented in Wilson Theatre for eight special preview performances before its official opening Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Dates for the performances are Wednesday, April 29 - Saturday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 6 - Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 pm. This event is sponsored by UAH. Call 256-824-6871 for tickets. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Wilson Theatre. Cost: General Admission - $25 / Seniors - $12 / UAH Students - FREE. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Crush & Scott Morgan

Downtown Huntsville Crush on patio Scott Morgan inside. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 1, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, May 2, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Steady Rollers

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 1, 2015, 9:00 PM – Saturday, May 2, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Kings Haze

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 1, 2015, 9:30 PM – Saturday, May 2, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Celebrating Our Own: Huntsville Women Artists

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

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks In the Garden

Kids www.seankenney.com. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvbg.org.

Free Comic Book Day

Social Events & More Celebrate and discover the amazing world of comic books on Free Comic Book Day! Taking place annually on the first Saturday in May, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015. The Deep Comics and Games 2310 South Memorial Parkway Huntsville, AL 35801.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture What: “From Cotton to the Cosmos” a Huntsville Retrospective Where: The Burritt Mansion at Burritt on the Mountain April 1st – September 7th Tickets: Included in General Admission Information: (256) 536-2882 or burrittonthemountain.com Media Contact: Not for print Caroline Buncick at 256-512-5570 or caroline.buncick@huntsvilleal.gov Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admi… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Saturday, May 2, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

Museums, Studios & Galleries Encounters: Dori DeCamillis February 28 – June 14, 2015 The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on a recent series of imaginary self-portraits by Birmingham painter Dori DeCamillis. Each work depicts a character in a private mythology designed to personify an individual piece of the artist’s personality, shedding light on her own foibles, aspirations, and secrets. The portraits also reveal human attributes that are universal. DeCamillis uses animals to symbolize various aspects of her personality, taking her cue from the many cultures and religions around the world in which animals represent ideas, deities and demons, and human traits. The titles of the works come from the sonnets of Shakespeare. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 af… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015.

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

Museums, Studios & Galleries John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr. March 22 – June 27, 2015 In the early 1840s, renowned naturalist and painter John James Audubon decided to paint the animals of North America. Having achieved worldwide fame with his Birds of North America, he joined with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon, and Dr. John Bachman of Charleston to document the region’s quadrupeds. Like his birds, his quadrupeds are still considered the finest prints of their kind published in America. He eventually produced 150 folio drawings, hand colored and printed by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia. This exhibition presents approximately 25 original Audubon prints, lent from a major private collector of the artist’s work. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Give It Back Track 5K

Sports Carol May: Carolmay1@icloud.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 2450 Brahan Street Huntsville, AL.

Kiwanis River Run 7K

Sports Steve Swindall: sbswindall@gmail.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. River Bend Event Center Fayetteville, TN.

The Spring Krusher (Bike Ride)

Sports Liz Howell: lhowell@fsc-hsv.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Elkmont, AL.

Plant Sale by Morgan County Master Gardener's Association

Fundraisers Plant Sale by Morgan County Master Gardeners Association. Sale will be held Saturday, May 2, 8am to 4pm, and Sunday, May 3rd from 1 pm to 4 pm, at the Morgan County Fairgrounds, behind Home Depot in Decatur. This annual sale will feature unusual plants, houseplants, succulents, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, wildflowers, and mixed containers. There will be hanging baskets and containers ready for gift giving. Remember, Mother’s Day is May 10th. Vendors will be there with specialty plants, items for the home and yard art. MCMGA, a nonprofit organizations, funds scholarships, supports Hospice, local libraries, schools and other community projects. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Morgan County Fairgrounds 2919 Fairground Rd Decatur, AL 35603 (Behind Home Depot).

Madison City Farmers Market

Healthy Huntsville Join us for the 2015 season of the Madison City Farmers Market, Saturdays April 11 - November 21. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 11 - September 26 and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. October 3 - November 21. Fresh produce, handmade treasures, and local live music featured each week. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Trinity Baptist Church 1088 Hughes Road Madison, AL 35758.

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers Five Points of Life Kids Marathon

Kids The goal of the Kids Marathon is to promote good health and physical fitness by giving kids the opportunity to accomplish the goal of running an entire marathon. Registration is free up until four weeks before the event, and all registered kids receive a race number, t-shirt, and medal. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: 0.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Milton Frank Stadium 2801 15th Ave SW Huntsville, AL 35805.

The Robot Zoo

Kids The Robot Zoo Visitors explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work, thanks to a touring exhibit, "The Robot Zoo." The 5,000-square-foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall. Cutaways expose the animals' insides as a host of easily recognizable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, that demonstrate what makes animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to the mechanic counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fan… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Abby's Angels Spring Market

Social Events & More The 2015 Abby's Angels Spring Market will be held Saturday, May 2nd at the Trinity United Methodist Church. The event will run from 9am - 5pm. Net proceeds from this event will support research and special programs for individuals with Type-1 diabetes. This summer we would like to send 5 children to Diabetes camp. With your help we can reach that goal. Please come out and support this worthwhile cause. For more information about the Abby's Angels Foundation, visit www.abbysangelsfoundation.com. Follow us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/abbysangelsfoundationofalabama If you would like to be a vendor at this event, contact Jennifer Christopher @256-508-6989 or email abbysangels@hotmail.com. Venue/ Attraction: Trinity United Methodist Church. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: FREE. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Community Art Fair

Social Events & More Artist and Crafters will be showing and selling their art. Silent Auction. Free Mini Art sessions with some of the Artists.Concessions. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. New Market Elementary 155 College Street New Market Alabama 35761.

Spark Lab!

Educational & Lecture Spark Lab at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is a Smithsonian-sponsored activity geared toward pre-K students. Join us for sessions in the main museum scheduled regularly Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each week. Spark Lab includes hands-on physical science-themed interactive activities. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

101 Rocket City Inventions

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

Book Swap

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

Hands-on Trucks

Kids It’s time for our annual Hands-on Trucks event! Let your kids get behind the wheel and explore a variety of their favorite vehicles and meet the men and women who drive the trucks! From ice cream trucks to fire engines, Sci-Quest assembles a variety of vehicles for this day of fun! Sci-Quest partners with local organizations to bring different vehicles for children to get a unique, close up look and hands-on experience! Keep checking back to see a complete list of trucks and vehicles! 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/hands-trucks-1. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 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 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

The BAKE (Baby and Kids Expo)

Kids The BAKE (Baby And Kid Expo) 2015 will be May 2, 2015.  We are so excited to bring this community event to you! Registration is currently open for attendees.  It's FREE to attend!  The first 150 registrants will receive a FREE VIP Attendee tote bag at the BAKE 2015 filled with all kinds of goodies from sponsors and exhibitors. I am seeking Exhibitors whose target market is families with children infant thru elementary age. Please complete an application online at chattyclaire.com.  I will respond within 24 hours by email including the Info Packet for the BAKE 2015. In 2013, the first ever BAKE, we had over 700 attendees and 40 Exhibitors with exhibit space completely space sold-out.  Take a peek at the pictures on the website to get a feel for the day.  We're ready to do it again! Please spread the word about the BAKE 2015 and make your plans to attend. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Time Travel Adventure Burritt on the Mountain TTA LogoOnce again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. The adventure begins on Saturday, March 21-September 21. Be sure to save th… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Free Comic Book Day at Haven Comics

Social Events & More It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Free Comic Book Day at Haven Comics! All ages are welcome to celebrate everything comics! You can pick up free comics featuring The Avengers, Doctor Who, Spongebob Squarepants, and more! Costumes are encouraged and we will have visiting superheroes! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Haven Comics Etc 1871 Slaughter Road Madison, AL 35758.

Human Foosball Tournament

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Event Details: How many times have you wanted to jump inside the foosball table and take matters into your own hands? Your dream has come true! Join the Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy for a day of fun and show off your “human” energy. Want to see Human Foosball in action? Visualize yourself in this awesomeness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSYd39XT1DI Register for tournament by purchasing a FREE ticket. Your team assignment will be given to you on the day of the competition if you purchase a single player ticket. If you purchase a Team ticket, we will contact you for the names of each team member. You are not confirmed until this information is provided and we confirm your entry by email. Rules: 15 Minute Game Highest Score Wins (each goal worth 1 point) Hands on Bars at All Time (except goalie) 8 Players per Team Ball is Placed in Center to Begin Game Ball is Placed in Center (rolled toward non offending team after penalties) Ball Must Stay Below Bars 16 Team Limit Single Elim… Is the event free? Yes. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Huntsville Symphony Orchestra presents Opus Tadpole

Music What sound does a French horn make? What is the difference between a viola and a violin? How many strings are on a harp? Children (and their parents and grandparents) have fun discovering the answers to these musical questions and more during twenty-minute Opus Tadpole presentations, entertaining and interactive ways for our youngest listeners to learn about the instru- ments of the orchestra. Grownups may also learn a thing or two! Opus Tadpole sessions are held on Saturdays prior to Classical Series final rehearsals. Opus Tadpole Admission: FREE. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hso.org/education-community/opus-tadpole/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Gardening for the Birds

Educational & Lecture Herb Lewis of creativebirding.com teaches us how to create an inviting space for birds of all types in our gardens.  Also, the library's resident red-tailed hawks will have new babies to show off, so we'll take a look at them and learn about them too. Second Floor Events Room. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Downtown Huntsville Food Tour

Outdoor Activities & Festivals This 3 hour guided walking tour winds through Huntsville, Alabama’s historic downtown streets and parks, visiting six unique food tasting locations. You will get an inside look at the restaurants, specialty shops, and “mom and pop” establishments that make downtown a truly special place to visit. Come explore the history and culture of downtown, and taste the highlights of the Rocket City. Cost: $49. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvillefoodtours.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville Route.

Artist Market

Downtown Huntsville Free, located in the Flying Monkey Arts on the second floor of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Local artists and others are invited to set up a booth at the Flying Monkey Arts and sell their wares to the public. There will be art, jewelry, vintage clothing, and more interesting things for sale inside our facility – safe from rain. Vendor registration check flyingmonkeyarts.org. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mother/Daughter Tea Party

Performing Arts & Film Annual Mother Daughter Tea Party May 2 & 3 @ 1 pm and 4 pm each day. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Fantasy Arts Center 3312 Long Ave. Huntsville, AL 35805.

Nature Explorers’ Club

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

Closing Receptions for Gallery Shows

Downtown Huntsville Free, Located at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Come spend your Saturday afternoon at Lowe Mill. We’ll be hosting a closing reception for our current Gallery Shows from 2:00-6:00. This will be your last chance to view and purchase work from this cycle of Gallery Shows. The artists will be present for meet-and-greets and to answer any questions you may have about the work. Don’t miss it! On view: 1st Main Gallery – Amita Bhakta – ‘Circle of Love’ 3rd – Paper Workers Local, North - Chris Taylor – ‘Hinchada’ Ramp –  Susan Shoemaker – ‘Preservation’ 1st West-  Aynslee Moon – ‘Evocation’ 1st East- Carolyn Wass – ‘New Works’. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Straight to Ale Brewery Tour

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

Mother/Daughter Tea Party

Performing Arts & Film Annual Mother Daughter Tea Party May 2 & 3 @ 1 pm and 4 pm each day. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Fantasy Arts Center 3312 Long Ave. Huntsville, AL 35805.

WhistleStop Festival & Rocket City BBQ Cook-Off

Fundraisers A foot-stompin' pig-chompin' two-day festival on the grounds of the Huntsville Depot. Live entertainment, children's play zone, and professional and amateur BBQ cooking competitions. Proceeds support the EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Event Web Link: www.thewhistlestopfestival.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Alabama Hammers vs. Richmond Raiders

Downtown Huntsville HH/TOC Kids Cap Night! Tickets: $52, $42, $34, $28, $19, & $14 [Military, Kids 2-18, & Seniors 65+: $52, $42, $34, $28, $17, & $12] How to Get Tickets: VBC Box Office [Mon - Fri (10a - 5p) & Game Nights] Phone: 1-800-745-3000 Online: www.Ticketmaster.com. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

New Country presented by Fair Trade Productions

Performing Arts & Film Fair Trade Productions presents New Country, a comedy in two acts by Mark Roberts. The play will be presented in Wilson Theatre for eight special preview performances before its official opening Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Dates for the performances are Wednesday, April 29 - Saturday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 6 - Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 pm. This event is sponsored by UAH. Call 256-824-6871 for tickets. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Wilson Theatre. Cost: General Admission - $25 / Seniors - $12 / UAH Students - FREE. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Clayton Anderson & Brett Bigelow Concert | Benefits Friends of Rescue

Music Clayton Anderson & Brett Bigelow Concert Benefits Friends of Rescue Tickets: $20 Food Truck: I Love Bacon. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Nightlife Venue: Straight to Ale. Brewery: Straight to Ale. Event Web Link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/clayton-anderson-with-brett-bigelow-and-the-otl-band-tickets-15880142935. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM. For more info visit www.straighttoale.com.

On A High Notepresented by Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

Music The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra announces its 2014-2015 season, Connections. Season subscriptions will be available for purchase on July 1, 2014 and single tickets will be available for purchase on August 15, 2014. Gregory Vajda, conductor Elina Vähälä violin Franz Liszt: Les Préludes, S. 97 Béla Bartók: Concerto, Violin, No. 2 Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1, op. 68, C minor Three different perspectives on classical music: a flashy ladies man, an introspective devotee of his own folk culture, and a gruff conservative maintaining his faith in the old styles of composition. Liszt, Bartók, and Brahms may not have gotten along well over dinner, but to listeners, their combined works create a powerful evening. And, this also marks the return of violinist Elina Vähälä a Huntsville favorite. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hso.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Clayton Anderson & Brett Bigelow in Concert

Fundraisers Clayton Anderson and Brett Bigelow are coming to Huntsville. They will be playing at Straight to Ale MAY 2, 2015. Tickets are $20. All proceeds will go to Friends of Rescue to help save 1,000 lives this year. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Cost: $20.00. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

VBAS Planetarium show

Educational & Lecture @ the Planetarium at Monte Sano State Park Admission is $5 for Adults, $3 for Students, and free for children under 6, as well as VBAS members. Weather permitting, you will have the opportunity to look at some of the wonders of the universe our telescopes following the planetarium program with the help of our experienced and knowledgeable observing crew. Cost: $5 for Adult, $3 for students, free for children under 6. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Monte Sano State Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Space Donkeys & Duane Walker

Downtown Huntsville Space Donkeys on patio Duane Walker inside. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 PM – Sunday, May 3, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Blue Note Trio

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:00 PM – Sunday, May 3, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Chopdaddy

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:30 PM – Sunday, May 3, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Pacquiao vs. Mayweather UFC Fight

Sports Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 11:15 PM – Sunday, May 3, 2015, 1:15 AM. Drake's 4800 Whitesburg SE, Ste 14 Huntsville, AL 35802.

Celebrating Our Own: Huntsville Women Artists

Downtown Huntsville May 2 – July 26, 2015 This invitational group exhibition showcases the exciting work being created by women artists living in the Huntsville area today. Celebrating Our Own will feature established and emerging artists working in a diverse range of styles and media. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 3, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks In the Garden

Kids www.seankenney.com. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 3, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvbg.org.

Sundays in June "It's Always Tea Time"

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Sundays in June "It's Always Tea Time" Join us for a Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Every Sunday in June we will celebrate with a cooling drink while experiencing the Wonderland. Relax with live music or meet an artist from the Door Maze. 1-3 pm at the Mad Hatter's Tea Table Included in Garden admission or membership. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=36. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 3, 2015.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture What: “From Cotton to the Cosmos” a Huntsville Retrospective Where: The Burritt Mansion at Burritt on the Mountain April 1st – September 7th Tickets: Included in General Admission Information: (256) 536-2882 or burrittonthemountain.com Media Contact: Not for print Caroline Buncick at 256-512-5570 or caroline.buncick@huntsvilleal.gov Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admi… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Sunday, May 3, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

Museums, Studios & Galleries Encounters: Dori DeCamillis February 28 – June 14, 2015 The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on a recent series of imaginary self-portraits by Birmingham painter Dori DeCamillis. Each work depicts a character in a private mythology designed to personify an individual piece of the artist’s personality, shedding light on her own foibles, aspirations, and secrets. The portraits also reveal human attributes that are universal. DeCamillis uses animals to symbolize various aspects of her personality, taking her cue from the many cultures and religions around the world in which animals represent ideas, deities and demons, and human traits. The titles of the works come from the sonnets of Shakespeare. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 af… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 3, 2015.

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

Museums, Studios & Galleries John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr. March 22 – June 27, 2015 In the early 1840s, renowned naturalist and painter John James Audubon decided to paint the animals of North America. Having achieved worldwide fame with his Birds of North America, he joined with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon, and Dr. John Bachman of Charleston to document the region’s quadrupeds. Like his birds, his quadrupeds are still considered the finest prints of their kind published in America. He eventually produced 150 folio drawings, hand colored and printed by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia. This exhibition presents approximately 25 original Audubon prints, lent from a major private collector of the artist’s work. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 3, 2015.

The Robot Zoo

Kids The Robot Zoo Visitors explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work, thanks to a touring exhibit, "The Robot Zoo." The 5,000-square-foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall. Cutaways expose the animals' insides as a host of easily recognizable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, that demonstrate what makes animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to the mechanic counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fan… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Spark Lab!

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

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Time Travel Adventure Burritt on the Mountain TTA LogoOnce again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. The adventure begins on Saturday, March 21-September 21. Be sure to save th… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Mother/Daughter Tea Party

Performing Arts & Film Annual Mother Daughter Tea Party May 2 & 3 @ 1 pm and 4 pm each day. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Fantasy Arts Center 3312 Long Ave. Huntsville, AL 35805.

Plant Sale by Morgan County Master Gardener's Association

Seasonal Plant Sale by Morgan County Master Gardeners Association. Sale will be held Saturday, May 2, 8am to 4pm, and Sunday, May 3rd from 1 pm to 4 pm, at the Morgan County Fairgrounds, behind Home Depot in Decatur. This annual sale will feature unusual plants, houseplants, succulents, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, wildflowers, and mixed containers. There will be hanging baskets and containers ready for gift giving. Remember, Mother’s Day is May 10th. Vendors will be there with specialty plants, items for the home and yard art. MCMGA, a nonprofit organizations, funds scholarships, supports Hospice, local libraries, schools and other community projects. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Morgan County Fairgrounds 2919 Fairground Rd Decatur, AL 35603 (Behind Home Depot).

Huntsville Ballet presents Soul Street Dance Company

Performing Arts & Film Soul Street concerts consist of high-energy movement that will keep you at the edge of your seat. The music is an eclectic mix ranging from hip-hop to classical. It’s a show that will make you laugh and keep audiences of all ages entertained. Includes 6th annual Discover Dance Community Showcase “Soul Street Dance wowed audiences with mind boggling fast changing footsteps, front and back somersaults, cart wheels either one-armed or completely in the air, outrageous figures.” - The Siege Daily – Germany. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvilleballetcompany.org/index.cfm?pagepath=Performances/Soul_Street&id=64316. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

2015 “Spring Burst” Guided Hike Series - Madison’s Bradford Creek (Paved) Greenway

Health & Wellness (2.5 hours / Easy to moderate) Celebrate nature every day!  Come see Madison’s beautiful Bradford Creek Greenway with former Land Trust Board member Jim Chamberlain. The Land Trust provided right of way over some of our preserved property in Madison to help make this greenway a reality.  Dogs on leads are welcome.  Post your photos on Land Trust of North Alabama’s Facebook page! Directions: Meet at the north end of the Heritage Elementary campus on Madison’s County Line Road. ~Google Map: 11775 County Line Road, Madison~. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: http://landtrustnal.org/spring-guided-hikes-series/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 11775 County Line Rd Madison, AL 35756. For more info visit landtrustnal.org.

Mother/Daughter Tea Party

Performing Arts & Film Annual Mother Daughter Tea Party May 2 & 3 @ 1 pm and 4 pm each day. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Fantasy Arts Center 3312 Long Ave. Huntsville, AL 35805.

Celebrating Our Own: Huntsville Women Artists

Downtown Huntsville May 2 – July 26, 2015 This invitational group exhibition showcases the exciting work being created by women artists living in the Huntsville area today. Celebrating Our Own will feature established and emerging artists working in a diverse range of styles and media. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, May 4, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks In the Garden

Kids www.seankenney.com. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, May 4, 2015. For more info visit www.hsvbg.org.

From Cotton to the Cosmos

Educational & Lecture What: “From Cotton to the Cosmos” a Huntsville Retrospective Where: The Burritt Mansion at Burritt on the Mountain April 1st – September 7th Tickets: Included in General Admission Information: (256) 536-2882 or burrittonthemountain.com Media Contact: Not for print Caroline Buncick at 256-512-5570 or caroline.buncick@huntsvilleal.gov Did you know that the city of Huntsville, although not always known as Huntsville, is older than the state of Alabama? The well-located city, so prized by Native American tribes and early settlers, would hardly be recognized by its first inhabitants. Burritt Museum’s spring/summer exhibit takes a look back at over 200 years of this remarkable city. From humble beginnings as a trade city, to Rocket City USA, Huntsville is currently home to defense, technology, space and Fortune 500 companies.  The exhibit “From Cotton to the Cosmos” opens April 1, 2015 in the Burritt Mansion, and will be on display through September 7, 2015. The exhibit is included in General Admi… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, May 4, 2015. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

Museums, Studios & Galleries Encounters: Dori DeCamillis February 28 – June 14, 2015 The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on a recent series of imaginary self-portraits by Birmingham painter Dori DeCamillis. Each work depicts a character in a private mythology designed to personify an individual piece of the artist’s personality, shedding light on her own foibles, aspirations, and secrets. The portraits also reveal human attributes that are universal. DeCamillis uses animals to symbolize various aspects of her personality, taking her cue from the many cultures and religions around the world in which animals represent ideas, deities and demons, and human traits. The titles of the works come from the sonnets of Shakespeare. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 af… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, May 4, 2015.

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

Museums, Studios & Galleries John James Audubon: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Told, Jr. March 22 – June 27, 2015 In the early 1840s, renowned naturalist and painter John James Audubon decided to paint the animals of North America. Having achieved worldwide fame with his Birds of North America, he joined with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon, and Dr. John Bachman of Charleston to document the region’s quadrupeds. Like his birds, his quadrupeds are still considered the finest prints of their kind published in America. He eventually produced 150 folio drawings, hand colored and printed by J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia. This exhibition presents approximately 25 original Audubon prints, lent from a major private collector of the artist’s work. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. , Monday – Closed , Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, May 4, 2015.

The Robot Zoo

Kids The Robot Zoo Visitors explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work, thanks to a touring exhibit, "The Robot Zoo." The 5,000-square-foot exhibit reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Eight robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities illustrate fascinating real-life characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, a giant squid propels itself and a fly walks on the ceiling. The larger-than-life-size animated robots include a chameleon, a rhinoceros, a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles and a platypus. Also featured are a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a grasshopper, a bat and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet tall. Cutaways expose the animals' insides as a host of easily recognizable machine parts and gadgets, such as shock absorbers and pumps, that demonstrate what makes animals work. By comparing anatomy, environments and size of the actual creatures to the mechanic counterparts, The Robot Zoo provides fan… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, May 4, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, May 4, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Time Travel Adventure

Kids Time Travel Adventure Burritt on the Mountain TTA LogoOnce again Burritt on the Mountain brings you an exciting, original spring and summer event that is sure to delight the entire family. In the tradition of The Whimsical Woods and Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain, Burritt presents Time Travel Adventure. Journey back to the 1800s on an exciting scavenger hunt as you become an apprentice time traveler. Successfully complete the hunt as you visit each decade of the century. On your journey play with toys and games of the time, find your way through the Underground Railroad maze, race handcrafted boats and rafts down the kid sized Alabama River, build miniature cabins and villages, explore the steam engine playground, and much, much more. Along the way, learn facts about the United States, Alabama, Huntsville and the surrounding area. Find out what life was like for the families that actually lived in our Historic Park houses. The adventure begins on Saturday, March 21-September 21. Be sure to save th… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/time-travel-adventure. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, May 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Rockin’ Story Time

Kids All ages You never knew storytime could be this awesome! Join us weekly on Mondays & Wednesdays @ 10:30am as Miss Melissa rocks your storytime with cool books, kickin' kids songs, rad rhymes, and puppets, too! We'll wrap it all up with a themed craft. All ages are welcome. For more information contact Miss Melissa at mshuman@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5949. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, May 4, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

LEGO Mania

Downtown Huntsville All ages The library will provide LEGOs, you provide the imagination! Chidren can build creations out of their wildest dreams. The library will put these creations on display for 1 week until the next LEGO Mania.  For more information contact Miss Annie at amatthys@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5982. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Event Web Link: http://kids.hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, May 4, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

James Irvin Solo

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