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Frozen in Place: Southern Photographs from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As one of the nation’s most culturally distinct regions, the American South has long been a magnet for artistic exploration and documentation. Because of the camera’s ability to so vividly record reality, many artists have chosen the medium of photography as the vehicle to convey their unique impressions and experiences of the South. Frozen in Place presents more than 50 photos which tell compelling stories about our region’s unique people, places, and traditions. From the Museum’s permanent collection, many were added in the 1980s and early 1990s through a series of original exhibitions curated by local photographic archivist and historian Frances Robb, wife of former Museum Director David Robb. The Museum is fortunate enough to have large holdings of photographs by critically-acclaimed artists like William Christenberry, Chip Cooper, John Reese, and Kathryn Tucker Windham. Exhibition highlights include Pinky Bass’ evocative self-portrait taken with a simple pinhole camera; James Morris’ image of rampa… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: Admission Costs Vary - See HMA Website. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016.

Breakfast on the Square

Downtown Huntsville Come grab Saturday breakfast or brunch Downtown on the Square this summer! Every Saturday from 7-11 am in July and August there will be coffee from Hindsight Coffee Co. and tea from Piper And Leaf x Lowe Mill in addition to two or more food trucks. Watch this page for the announcement of the food trucks. The kick-off will be July 2nd with Washington Square Catering and Regale Cupcakery! Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1127156500684440/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Run In the Sun Cross Country Camp

Health & Wellness "Run In the Sun Cross Country Camp" Sponsored by: Madison County Youth Running, Inc. Rising 5th-12th Graders Are you looking for: A safe and fun place to run this summer? Fun, knowledgeable and qualified coaches who love the sport of cross country and endurance racing to help and instruct you to go to the next level of competitive running? A chance to run with other local runners, kids you go to school with, or kids that come from other schools that you compete against? ​Each Camper will Receive: A running log book to keep up with performance for the summer A Itinerary of the camp T-shirt MCYR Water Bottle When Dates: June 6 - July 29, 2016 Time: 7:00am-9:00am Days of the Week: Monday - Friday Where Mon-Wed-Friday Location John Hunt Running Park (Old Airport Rd West, Huntsville, AL. South on Mem. Parkway, turn right onto Airport Rd. Park is on the left.) Tues-Thurs Location Bob Jones High School (650 Hughes Rd. Madison, AL. North on Hughes Rd, turn left onto campus, parking… Venue/ Attraction: John Hunt Park & Cross Country Running Trail. Cost: $70. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 7:00 AM – Sunday, July 24, 2016, 6:00 AM.

Racing Rivals Triathlon

Fundraisers The Third Annual Racing Rivals Triathlon will take place at Clearwater Lake in Owens Cross Roads, AL on July 23, 2016!  Last year's event was a huge success with over 125 participants.  We raised more than $4000 in scholarship money, which was used to provide scholarships to local students to attend Auburn University, The University of Tennessee, and The University of Alabama. Once again, this exciting event will prove which University's fans can speed through a sprint distance triathlon the fastest and earn bragging rights for the rest of the year!  The race is being hosted by the local area alumni chapters of Auburn University, Mississippi State University and The University of Alabama.  The Racing Rivals Triathlon is open to everyone, and proceeds raised will benefit the school based on the affiliation selected by each race participant during registration. Participants may select "other" and their proceeds will be split equally among the three schools. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM. Clearwater Lake Owens Cross Roads, AL.

Bailey Cove Farmers Market

Health & Wellness June 4 - September 24 (closed July 4th & Labor Day weekends) Saturday, 8am-Noon What You’ll Find: Locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, flowers and other locally produced products. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. St. Thomas Episcopal Church 12200 Bailey Cove Rd. Huntsville, AL 35803.

Madison City Farmers Market

Health & Wellness Dates:  April 2 – November 26 Days and Times: Saturdays, 8am- noon (April- September), 9am-noon (October- November)  What You’ll Find: A wide selection of local veggies, fruits, cheese, eggs, meats, herbs, honey, jams, jellies, relishes, home-baked goods, plants and flowers. Also featured at the market are creations from local artisans including handmade cards, soaps, lotions, candles, woodcrafts, sewn items and other handmade products. Everything sold is grown or crafted by local farmers and craftspeople. Enjoy local, live music while you shop. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Trinity Baptist Church 1088 Hughes Road Madison, AL 35758.

Dog Days of Summer - Super Hero Dogs

Downtown Huntsville Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm the EarlyWorks museum will be open. Each day guests will have the opportunity to experience all the elements of the new “Puppy Love” exhibit. These include the Pup-Culture time line, the Dog Park reading lounge, the Canine Craft Area, the Breeds of the World Matching Game, the Dog-Gone Scavenger Hunt and much more. In addition to the exhibit activities, special “Guest Dogs” have been scheduled to visit, adding their own special excitement to the experience. Monday, July 18th through Saturday, July 23rd come celebrate “Super Hero Dogs.” Under Dog will be visiting the museum. Come dressed as your favorite super hero! Make your very own hero mask and super hero cuffs. Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/special-guest-dogs-appearances-and-activities/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Local Author Book Signing

Social Events & More Come meet Cathryn Sterling Buse, local engineer - and UAH alum - turned author. Pick up an autographed copy of her book Teaching Others to Defend Christianity and learn why she wrote it! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Grounded Coffee 12120 County Line Rd Madison, AL 35756.

Advanced Musical Theatre Showcase: Summer Theatre Camp

Educational & Lecture Ages 8-15 In this two week performance intensive program, our aspiring actors will gain stage experience by working on a musical. Actors will showcase their talents in a fully developed production on Friday, July 29 at the Academy for Academics and Arts (AAA). Class size is limited. Dorothy in Wonderland – The Musical July 18 - 22 AND July 25 - 29 Performance on July 29 | Performance time 1:00pm (Produced by Special Arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services). Venue/ Attraction: Fantasy Playhouse Arts Center. Cost: $495. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Houses, Huts & Habitats

Educational & Lecture KNOCK KNOCK – WHO LIVES THERE? We all need a place we call home. Enjoy the fresh air of the Huntsville Botanical Garden this summer and explore the homes of creatures real and imaginary. Get your climb on as you scramble through larger-than-life human and animal habitats designed just for kids and their imagination. Peek inside the enchanted Gnome Dome. Poke around an Old Western Fort. Pretend you’re an eagle perched on the edge of a Supersized Nest ready to soar. Dens, Lodges, Webs, Caves, Shelters – where you live says a lot about who you are. Learn about creatures and their Houses, Huts, and Habitats in this thrilling hands-on play space called home. Bring the kids and watch their imagination grow. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=5&end_day=5&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=281. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

ISS: Science on Orbit

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s “ISS: Science on Orbit” exhibit provides visitors with a true sense of what it’s like to live and work in space. This NASA grant-funded exhibit begins with a model of NASA’s Payload Operations Integration Center, where scientists and engineers on Earth manage the complex, international science experiments astronauts conduct on the International Space Station. Two mockups of ISS modules contain 20 full-scale replica racks that illustrate the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems, the food astronauts consume and a sleeping berth, among other necessary aspects of life and work aboard the station. A connecting node contains a full-scale replica of the Cupola Observation Module, which provides ISS astronauts their view of space and the Earth below. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/01.01.16/iss-science-orbit. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Junior Master Gardener Rising 1st-3rd Grade

Educational & Lecture In this nationally recognized program, your child will actively participate in hands-on gardening. We will plant, harvest, cook and eat throughout the week. Inside and outside activities from all JMG curriculum will take place each day. Instructors: Misty Hertzig & Elizabeth Franks Early Drop-Off starting at 7:30 am $5 a day per child or $20 a week To register for early drop off contact Misty Hertzig at mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Questions? Contact Misty Hertzig 256-837-4104 or mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Member $200; Non-member $220. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=6&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=7&end_day=31&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=classesCamp&typeID=257. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Purdy Butterfly House

Educational & Lecture This beautiful, soaring 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking the entrance pond is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters. Waterfall, ponds, streams, lush vegetation and flowering plants invite visitors to experience this varied and colorful collection of flora and fauna. The Purdy Butterfly House is open May through September annually. Garden admission fees include entry into the Purdy Butterfly House. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=16&start_year=2016&end_month=2&end_day=13&end_year=2017&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=37. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Summer Smart Play

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is ready for a summer of fun with the opening of its newest exhibit, “Summer Smart Play!” Try out a working storm shelter equipped with hands-on safety games, experience the shaking and sounds created by earthquakes and generate electricity to produce light with your own pedal power! In addition, see the Rocket Center’s brand new Magic Planet® interactive, sphere-shaped display that allows guests to see hurricanes in motion, airplanes navigate the globe and how the Earth’s climate works. This exhibit will be on display May 14, 2016- July 25, 2016. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/05.14.16/summer-smart-play. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit rocketcenter.com.

Whimsical and Woolly Woods

Educational & Lecture The Whimsical Woods are back with more whimsy than ever! By popular demand, Burritt on the Mountain has brought our very first original, educational, summer game back and added a colorful twist. Once again the Historic Park features stories from 19th century children’s literature and for a lively touch we’ve added yarn bombing, a popular world-wide craze where unexpected items are covered in decorative yarn. Children 3-11 are having a great time visiting the Whimsical & Woolly Woods and seeing the colorful, woolly creations that are covering the park. Many of your favorite storybook characters are back with some new friends to meet. Visit the Three Bears’ house, find Cinderella’s mice and climb in the Swiss Family Robinson’s Treehouse. Stroll through an Enchanted Forest full of fairies and woodland creatures. But watch out for lions and tigers and bears...Oh My! The yellow brick road curves near the poppy field and trees filled with silly monkeys. Try your hand at puppetry, the giant’s checker game and dre… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $8-10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/the-whimsical-and-woolly-woods-grand-opening. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Young Musical Theatre Showcase: Summer Theatre Camp

Educational & Lecture Ages 5-7 In this two week program, our young performer will work on the basic elements of putting on a play. Actors will perform a short scene before the Advanced Musical Theatre Showcase on Friday, July 29 at the Academy for Academics and Arts (AAA). Class size is limited. This two week showcase runs Monday – Friday from 9:00a.m. – Noon Alice in Oz July 18 - 22 AND July 25 - 29 Performance on July 29 | Performance Time: 11:30am. Venue/ Attraction: Fantasy Playhouse Arts Center. Cost: $250. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

2016 Ignite Innovative Education Summit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Destination Imagination (DI) is excited to announce the 2016 Ignite Innovative Education Summit. This year’s conference will be hosted in partnership with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center® and Space Camp® in Huntsville, Alabama, and will bring in a diverse group of DI volunteers, educators and education leaders from the United States and around the world. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/07.20.16/2016-ignite-innovative-education-summit. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Fitness Room

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Breakfast Trolley Tour

Downtown Huntsville Enjoy a muffin and coffee while touring Downtown Huntsville and the Twickenham Historic District, summer Saturdays at 10am. Our "vintage-inspired" trolley bus leaves from Alabama Constitution Village, 109 Gates Ave. each Saturday, June through September. Venue/ Attraction: Constitution Village. Cost: $18. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Flower Arrangement and Design Series: Floral Design is Art

Educational & Lecture Taught by Amanda Maples and Soozi Pline In this class you'll learn the basics needed to create both unique and beautiful fresh cut floral arrangements. Every class will include a project Make-n-Take. All materials provided For additional information, contact Soozi Pline, 256-837-4344, spline@hsvbg.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Members $30, Non-members $40. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=6&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=7&end_day=31&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=classesAdults&typeID=181. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Flying Monkey Artist Market

Museums, Studios & Galleries Every Saturday, stroll through our vibrant hall as Artist Market vendors occupy the spaces between the diverse and eclectic studios of Flying Monkey Arts. Prepare to be amused, amazed, and delighted by local artists and craftsmen. More info: www.lowemill.net Located at the Flying Monkey Arts 2nd floor of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Anna Sue Courtney at squeakingtribe@gmail.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Open-Air Market at Lowe Mill

Museums, Studios & Galleries Come celebrate the farming season during our first-ever season of Open Air Market at Lowe Mill A&E. Shop an array of fresh, locally grown produce, handmade crafts, goods and more every Saturday from April 2 thru October 29, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m (except Aug 6). Farmers, artists, and makers are invited to bring their products to market where the public can shop local and regional goods. Our market gives patrons the opportunity to buy local while meeting the hands who grown and sow their produce or make their favorite regionally crafted good. The market is free to attend. Check the official Open Air Market website for more information: www.lowemill.net/openairmarket. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Zumba

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Optimist Recreation Center 703 Oakwood Ave Huntsville, AL 35811.

Butterfly Release in the Purdy Butterfly House

Educational & Lecture Giveback Day is one way to become a part of helping Kids To Love Foundation. This wonderful organization rescues children and is committed to finding forever families for foster children. Give Back Day will support Kids To Love School Supply Drive. Please bring an item from the list below to the Garden and receive a complimentary admission. Backpacks Three-ring binders Pocket folders One-subject notebooks Filler paper Colored pencils, Markers, Crayons Contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org or 256-830-4447 ext. 241 with questions. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Members $5, Non-members $6.50. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=6&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=7&end_day=31&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=255. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

Cove Market (Huntsville Restaurant Week)

Social Events & More To kick off Huntsville Restaurant Week, the Marketplace Cafe will be hosting Cove Market in the parking lot of the Interior Marketplace! Cove Market will be a fun, family-friendly event featuring local vendors, artisans, and farmers. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. pin Hide Map The Marketplace Café 5732 Highway 431 South (Within the Interior Marketplace) Brownsboro, AL.

Color of Love Carnival

Fundraisers This event is to celebrate children cancer survivors. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go the Huntsville Pediatric Oncology Clinic to provide such items as Chemo Care Kits, etc. The cost for children is free $5.00 for adults + cost of food. There will games, prizes, food, and lots of fun. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: $5 (children are free). Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Community Room 3000 Johnson Road Huntsville, AL.

Blues, Brews, Brunch

Outdoor Activities & Festivals We've cooked up the perfect way to seize your Saturday! Relish the community vibe at Huntsville’s first #FoodTruckPark as we serve you Brews, Blues, and Brunch during our newly extended weekend hours! Enjoy live music by Amit Chadha and the Food trucks in attendance will be: HotBox HSV 2-9 Southerland Sno Depot Feel free to join us again from 5-9PM with cold drinks with Hops Wild Craft Beer Bar Looking forward to grabbing a bite with ya'll! Venue/ Attraction: Pinhook Provisions Street Food Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 11:00 AM – 9:00 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, July 23, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville Route.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Lyrique Music Productions presents: In The Heights

Performing Arts & Film IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. Cost: $18/$20. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Columbia High School Auditorium 300 Explorer Blvd NW Huntsville, AL 35806.

Rumors

Performing Arts & Film Rumors By Neil Simon July 15-23, 2016 At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. Produced by Special Arrangement with Samuel French Inc. Recommended for ages 15 and up - Adult Language. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $18 Adults, $16 Seniors, Students, Active Duty Military. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.yourseatiswaiting.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Saturdays at The BRIC - July Calendar

Educational & Lecture Every Saturday in July (starting 7/9) FREE classes for All TEENS. Fun stuff such as Self Defense, Beauty in Me (girls only), Modern Day Careers in the Arts & Showcase, and ACT Prep. No need to sign up, just show up! See full calendar on BRIC.info website for specific times. Bring a friend! Venue/ Attraction: The BRIC. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

A Ray of Hope Event 10th Anniversary Celebration

Fundraisers AshaKiran is proud to announce A Ray of Hope Event 2016 commemorating 10 years of AshaKiran's service and raise funds vital to support their work, emergency shelter, and outreach programs. Featuring a fusion cuisine banquet dinner, a dynamic address by a renowned speaker & author domestic violence, dancing to music provided by live multi-genre artists & an out of this world Bollywood performance! Event Highlights: • Keynote speaker is Dr. Ludy Green: one of the world’s foremost experts on violence against women & children. • First Note Entertainment (FNE) has become most known for its unique concept of live performance & provides a variety of musical performances by writers from many genres. • Bollywood musical finale by American born singer Jeffrey Iqbal the 1st American born artist to sing for Bollywood film. arayofhope@ashakiranonline.org (256) 405 - HELP (4357). Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center North Hall. Cost: $120 Admission, Dinner & Entertainment; $50 Admission & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Epic Comedy Hour 5 Year Anniversary

Epic Comedy Hour is celebrating its 5 Year Anniversary with 2 nights of comedy on July 22nd and 23rd. On Friday, July 22nd, Epic Comedy Hour brings its standup comedy showcase to the Flying Monkey Theatre at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment to celebrate 5 years of comedy in Huntsville. The show will be hosted by Epic hosts/producers Scott Eason & Tim Kelly, along with show founder Justin Ledlow. The lineup includes comics from Huntsville, Atlanta, and Chicago. The comedy continues Saturday night with three shows – the D&D inspired Dungeon: A Comedy Role Playing Show at 6 PM; sketch comedy and standup from Ladie’s Night at 8 PM; and finally, the semi-nude Underwear Comedy Party at 10 PM. Tickets are on sale now through the Epic Comedy Hour website (epiccomedyhour.com) and include a $20 Weekend Pass, which gets you into all the shows all weekend. July 22nd 8 PM - $10 July 23rd 6, 8, & 10 PM - $5 Weekend Passes available for $20 All tickets on sale at epiccomedyhour.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $5 per show (three different shows this evening) or $20 weekend pass. Event Web Link: http://epiccomedyhour.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 6:00 PM – 11:30 PM.

Huntsville Ghost Walk

Downtown Huntsville The Huntsville Ghost Walk will begin another chilling season on Saturday, June 4, 2016. All tours begin at Harrison Brothers Hardware Store, located at 124 South Side Square, promptly at 6 p.m. You choose one of three guided tours through the Twickenham District, the Old Town District, or the Downtown District. The dates for the Spooks and Spokes Bicycle Tour will be announced later. These also occur at 6 p.m. Bicycle riders must be over 12 and provide a bicycle and helmet. Hear stories from Huntsville’s haunted past and learn why the spirits remain. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. The Trolley will run every Saturday in September and October, plus Fridays in October. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for kids twelve and under. Tours are every Saturday, June through October. See www.huntsvilleghostwalk.com or call (256) 509-3940 for more information. Venue/ Attraction: Harrison Brothers Hardware. Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Live Music by My Brother the Bear and Zac & Cheyloe

Social Events & More Live Music by My Brother the Bear (6-8pm) and Zac & Cheyloe (8:30 - 10:30pm) Food Truck on site. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale (Campus 805). Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM.

Happy Place at Spirited Art

Educational & Lecture You'll find your Happy Place painting our newest seascape! Ahhh the cool ocean with a palm tree, who could ask for more? Don't forget your favorite beverage and snacks! Doors open at 6 pm. Better make a reservaton today! https://myspiritedart.rezclick.com/?p=search&d=class Ages 16+. Venue/ Attraction: Spirited Art. Cost: $35. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://myspiritedart.rezclick.com/?p=search&d=class. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Lyrique Music Productions presents: In The Heights

Performing Arts & Film IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. Cost: $18/$20. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Columbia High School Auditorium 300 Explorer Blvd NW Huntsville, AL 35806.

Concert at Historic Three Caves with Delta Rae (Opener: Amy McCarley)

Downtown Huntsville Redstone Federal Credit Union proudly presents the 11th Annual "Three Caves Concert Series" to help the Land Trust save North Alabama's great natural places. In concert: Delta Rae courtesy of Jerry Damson Acura. Huntsville's own Amy McCarley will open the concert. Live performances are where Delta Rae truly flourish. They've spent the last year and a half playing to sold out venues from coast to coast, even sharing the stage with First Lady Michelle Obama. They've played pretty much every festival under the sun, including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and Voodoo and are excited to be hitting the road again this spring. THESE PERFORMANCES BENEFIT THE LAND TRUST. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT. NOTES: *NO outside food or drink, please. *Washington Square Catering (The Bottle & Humphrey's) will have food available for purchase. *Air from inside the quarry is 65 degrees so the venue is "naturally" air conditioned. Light jacket and closed-toe shoes (due to gravel) recommended. *I… Venue/ Attraction: Land Trust's Historic Three Caves. Event Web Link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2545212. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Harry Potter Theme Night at Pinot's Palette

Social Events & More Theme night at Pinot's Palette! Come dressed up as your favorite Harry Potter character for a chance to win some Pinot's Palette swag! Register online to save your seat! Venue/ Attraction: Pinot's Palette. Cost: $35 per painter. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Rumors

Performing Arts & Film Rumors By Neil Simon July 15-23, 2016 At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. Produced by Special Arrangement with Samuel French Inc. Recommended for ages 15 and up - Adult Language. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $18 Adults, $16 Seniors, Students, Active Duty Military. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.yourseatiswaiting.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

The North Alabama Black Rodeo

Downtown Huntsville Southeastern Rodeo Association presents The North Alabama Black Rodeo July 23rd at 7:30pm in the VBC Propst Arena. All seats are reserved. Advance tickets are $23; Day of Show tickets are $28. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 20th at 10am. Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and all Ticketmaster outlets. Professional cowboys compete in events such as Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Calf Roping, Ladies Barrel Racing, Ladies Steer Undecorating, Team Roping, Bull Riding and Junior Barrel Racing for kids. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Cost: $23-28. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM.

Von Braun Astronomical Society Planetarium Show

Educational & Lecture In 2016 we will have a Solar System theme in our planetarium. But not always in the order you think! This year we are going to optimize your telescope viewing opportunities with the show topics! (In other words, if the show is about a particular planet then that planet should be up and available for viewing in the night sky after show time.) ***Please note that topics may change and presenters may change. 7/2/2016 Saturn Brenda Rogers , 7/9/2016 Saturn Brenda Rogers , 7/16/2016 Summer Skies Sarah Barnhart , 7/23/2016 Meteor Show Brenda Rogers , 7/30/2016 Saturn Brenda Rogers , 8/6/2016 Venus Beth Bero or Gena Crook , 8/13/2016 Venus Beth Bero or Gena Crook , 8/20/2016 Design a Mission James Brelsford , 8/27/2016 Venus Beth Bero or Gena Crook , 9/3/2016 Comets Doreen Forsythe , 9/10/2016 Comets Doreen Forsythe , 9/17/2016 Kuiper Belt Doug Horacek , 9/24/2016 Comets Doreen Forsythe , 10/1/2016 Ice Giants Jared Cassidy , 10/8/2016 Ice Giants Jared Cassidy , 10/15/2016 Fall Skies Tanner Harper , … Cost: Admission is $5 for Adults, $3 for Students, and free for children under 6, as well as VBAS members. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Monte Sano State Park 5105 Nolen Ave. SE Huntsville, AL 35801.

Space Donkeys & Scott Morgan

Downtown Huntsville Live music at the Furniture Factory. Space Donkeys on patio; Scott Morgan inside. Venue/ Attraction: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 8:00 PM – Sunday, July 24, 2016, 12:00 AM.

Contagan

Music Live music at The Page! Venue/ Attraction: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9:30 PM – Sunday, July 24, 2016, 1:30 AM.

Over the Top: American Posters from World War I

Downtown Huntsville Image caption: Clear the Way!! Buy Bonds, Howard Chandler Christy, 1918 Gift of Thomas L. and Edward L. Pulling. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 24, 2016 – Sunday, October 2, 2016.

Frozen in Place: Southern Photographs from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As one of the nation’s most culturally distinct regions, the American South has long been a magnet for artistic exploration and documentation. Because of the camera’s ability to so vividly record reality, many artists have chosen the medium of photography as the vehicle to convey their unique impressions and experiences of the South. Frozen in Place presents more than 50 photos which tell compelling stories about our region’s unique people, places, and traditions. From the Museum’s permanent collection, many were added in the 1980s and early 1990s through a series of original exhibitions curated by local photographic archivist and historian Frances Robb, wife of former Museum Director David Robb. The Museum is fortunate enough to have large holdings of photographs by critically-acclaimed artists like William Christenberry, Chip Cooper, John Reese, and Kathryn Tucker Windham. Exhibition highlights include Pinky Bass’ evocative self-portrait taken with a simple pinhole camera; James Morris’ image of rampa… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: Admission Costs Vary - See HMA Website. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 24, 2016.

Run In the Sun Cross Country Camp

Health & Wellness "Run In the Sun Cross Country Camp" Sponsored by: Madison County Youth Running, Inc. Rising 5th-12th Graders Are you looking for: A safe and fun place to run this summer? Fun, knowledgeable and qualified coaches who love the sport of cross country and endurance racing to help and instruct you to go to the next level of competitive running? A chance to run with other local runners, kids you go to school with, or kids that come from other schools that you compete against? ​Each Camper will Receive: A running log book to keep up with performance for the summer A Itinerary of the camp T-shirt MCYR Water Bottle When Dates: June 6 - July 29, 2016 Time: 7:00am-9:00am Days of the Week: Monday - Friday Where Mon-Wed-Friday Location John Hunt Running Park (Old Airport Rd West, Huntsville, AL. South on Mem. Parkway, turn right onto Airport Rd. Park is on the left.) Tues-Thurs Location Bob Jones High School (650 Hughes Rd. Madison, AL. North on Hughes Rd, turn left onto campus, parking… Venue/ Attraction: John Hunt Park & Cross Country Running Trail. Cost: $70. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 7:00 AM – Monday, July 25, 2016, 6:00 AM.

Advanced Musical Theatre Showcase: Summer Theatre Camp

Educational & Lecture Ages 8-15 In this two week performance intensive program, our aspiring actors will gain stage experience by working on a musical. Actors will showcase their talents in a fully developed production on Friday, July 29 at the Academy for Academics and Arts (AAA). Class size is limited. Dorothy in Wonderland – The Musical July 18 - 22 AND July 25 - 29 Performance on July 29 | Performance time 1:00pm (Produced by Special Arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services). Venue/ Attraction: Fantasy Playhouse Arts Center. Cost: $495. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

ISS: Science on Orbit

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s “ISS: Science on Orbit” exhibit provides visitors with a true sense of what it’s like to live and work in space. This NASA grant-funded exhibit begins with a model of NASA’s Payload Operations Integration Center, where scientists and engineers on Earth manage the complex, international science experiments astronauts conduct on the International Space Station. Two mockups of ISS modules contain 20 full-scale replica racks that illustrate the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems, the food astronauts consume and a sleeping berth, among other necessary aspects of life and work aboard the station. A connecting node contains a full-scale replica of the Cupola Observation Module, which provides ISS astronauts their view of space and the Earth below. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/01.01.16/iss-science-orbit. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Junior Master Gardener Rising 1st-3rd Grade

Educational & Lecture In this nationally recognized program, your child will actively participate in hands-on gardening. We will plant, harvest, cook and eat throughout the week. Inside and outside activities from all JMG curriculum will take place each day. Instructors: Misty Hertzig & Elizabeth Franks Early Drop-Off starting at 7:30 am $5 a day per child or $20 a week To register for early drop off contact Misty Hertzig at mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Questions? Contact Misty Hertzig 256-837-4104 or mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Member $200; Non-member $220. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=6&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=7&end_day=31&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=classesCamp&typeID=257. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Summer Smart Play

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is ready for a summer of fun with the opening of its newest exhibit, “Summer Smart Play!” Try out a working storm shelter equipped with hands-on safety games, experience the shaking and sounds created by earthquakes and generate electricity to produce light with your own pedal power! In addition, see the Rocket Center’s brand new Magic Planet® interactive, sphere-shaped display that allows guests to see hurricanes in motion, airplanes navigate the globe and how the Earth’s climate works. This exhibit will be on display May 14, 2016- July 25, 2016. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/05.14.16/summer-smart-play. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit rocketcenter.com.

Young Musical Theatre Showcase: Summer Theatre Camp

Educational & Lecture Ages 5-7 In this two week program, our young performer will work on the basic elements of putting on a play. Actors will perform a short scene before the Advanced Musical Theatre Showcase on Friday, July 29 at the Academy for Academics and Arts (AAA). Class size is limited. This two week showcase runs Monday – Friday from 9:00a.m. – Noon Alice in Oz July 18 - 22 AND July 25 - 29 Performance on July 29 | Performance Time: 11:30am. Venue/ Attraction: Fantasy Playhouse Arts Center. Cost: $250. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Houses, Huts & Habitats

Educational & Lecture KNOCK KNOCK – WHO LIVES THERE? We all need a place we call home. Enjoy the fresh air of the Huntsville Botanical Garden this summer and explore the homes of creatures real and imaginary. Get your climb on as you scramble through larger-than-life human and animal habitats designed just for kids and their imagination. Peek inside the enchanted Gnome Dome. Poke around an Old Western Fort. Pretend you’re an eagle perched on the edge of a Supersized Nest ready to soar. Dens, Lodges, Webs, Caves, Shelters – where you live says a lot about who you are. Learn about creatures and their Houses, Huts, and Habitats in this thrilling hands-on play space called home. Bring the kids and watch their imagination grow. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=5&end_day=5&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=281. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Purdy Butterfly House

Educational & Lecture This beautiful, soaring 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking the entrance pond is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters. Waterfall, ponds, streams, lush vegetation and flowering plants invite visitors to experience this varied and colorful collection of flora and fauna. The Purdy Butterfly House is open May through September annually. Garden admission fees include entry into the Purdy Butterfly House. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=16&start_year=2016&end_month=2&end_day=13&end_year=2017&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=37. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Whimsical and Woolly Woods

Educational & Lecture The Whimsical Woods are back with more whimsy than ever! By popular demand, Burritt on the Mountain has brought our very first original, educational, summer game back and added a colorful twist. Once again the Historic Park features stories from 19th century children’s literature and for a lively touch we’ve added yarn bombing, a popular world-wide craze where unexpected items are covered in decorative yarn. Children 3-11 are having a great time visiting the Whimsical & Woolly Woods and seeing the colorful, woolly creations that are covering the park. Many of your favorite storybook characters are back with some new friends to meet. Visit the Three Bears’ house, find Cinderella’s mice and climb in the Swiss Family Robinson’s Treehouse. Stroll through an Enchanted Forest full of fairies and woodland creatures. But watch out for lions and tigers and bears...Oh My! The yellow brick road curves near the poppy field and trees filled with silly monkeys. Try your hand at puppetry, the giant’s checker game and dre… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $8-10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/the-whimsical-and-woolly-woods-grand-opening. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Open Studio

Museums, Studios & Galleries This class is for anyone already working with metal clay, but would like some advice on a current project. Students bring their own project (and supplies/tools) to work independently during this time. Cindy will work with students as needed to help resolve design issues, metal clay technique or instruction in construction methods. This is primarily a design and construction class and not a firing class. (Please understand that firing is not guaranteed and kiln time will not be available outside class date and times). Class size limited to 8 people. More info: www.lowemill.net Located in Cindy Miller Studio 326 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainmnet. Contact Cindy Miller at cmiller@cindymiller.com to register. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $100. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Kitten Party!

Kids Dozens of kittens running around and you get to play with them! All ages welcome. Kittens available for adoption, just $45 each. Refreshments served. Questions to afkcatrescue@gmail.com. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Such A Good Dog Training Facility 517 Jordan Ln Huntsville, AL 35805.

Safari Zone Sunday for Pokémon Go Fans!

Kids Catch 'em all at our Safari Zone Sunday, coming this weekend! On July 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. the Rocket Center will offer a special admission price of $13 for guests who show the Pokémon GO app on their phones. It will be a safe, family-friendly way to enjoy Pokémon Go and learn about the science of space exploration! With admission, the Rocket Center is also offering a showing of Pokémon: The Movie at 2 p.m. in the National Geographic Theater located at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. Full details: http://bit.ly/2arFHq3 Note: This is a rain or shine event. We are offering four hours of programming regardless of functional Pokemon Go servers and services. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://bit.ly/2arFHq3. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Fitness Room

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Lyrique Music Productions presents: In The Heights

Performing Arts & Film IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. Cost: $18/$20. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Columbia High School Auditorium 300 Explorer Blvd NW Huntsville, AL 35806.

Out Loud HSV Poetry Slam Sundays

Museums, Studios & Galleries Calling all raw-voiced, chatter teethed, brave blooded poets! Join us the second and fourth Sundays of each month for an action packed hour-long poetry slam! Poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry designed to engage both poets and audience, where participants are judged by members of the audience to advance rounds until a winner is chosen. Three rounds, poets get three minutes, and the winner receives a $10 roll of quarters. Provided by our lovely sponsor, Karma Rags.  No props, no costumes – just you, the mic, and your words. More info: www.lowemill.net Located in the Flying Monkey Theatre, free. Contact: Kim Casey 256-533-0399. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Frozen in Place: Southern Photographs from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As one of the nation’s most culturally distinct regions, the American South has long been a magnet for artistic exploration and documentation. Because of the camera’s ability to so vividly record reality, many artists have chosen the medium of photography as the vehicle to convey their unique impressions and experiences of the South. Frozen in Place presents more than 50 photos which tell compelling stories about our region’s unique people, places, and traditions. From the Museum’s permanent collection, many were added in the 1980s and early 1990s through a series of original exhibitions curated by local photographic archivist and historian Frances Robb, wife of former Museum Director David Robb. The Museum is fortunate enough to have large holdings of photographs by critically-acclaimed artists like William Christenberry, Chip Cooper, John Reese, and Kathryn Tucker Windham. Exhibition highlights include Pinky Bass’ evocative self-portrait taken with a simple pinhole camera; James Morris’ image of rampa… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: Admission Costs Vary - See HMA Website. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016.

Run In the Sun Cross Country Camp

Health & Wellness "Run In the Sun Cross Country Camp" Sponsored by: Madison County Youth Running, Inc. Rising 5th-12th Graders Are you looking for: A safe and fun place to run this summer? Fun, knowledgeable and qualified coaches who love the sport of cross country and endurance racing to help and instruct you to go to the next level of competitive running? A chance to run with other local runners, kids you go to school with, or kids that come from other schools that you compete against? ​Each Camper will Receive: A running log book to keep up with performance for the summer A Itinerary of the camp T-shirt MCYR Water Bottle When Dates: June 6 - July 29, 2016 Time: 7:00am-9:00am Days of the Week: Monday - Friday Where Mon-Wed-Friday Location John Hunt Running Park (Old Airport Rd West, Huntsville, AL. South on Mem. Parkway, turn right onto Airport Rd. Park is on the left.) Tues-Thurs Location Bob Jones High School (650 Hughes Rd. Madison, AL. North on Hughes Rd, turn left onto campus, parking… Venue/ Attraction: John Hunt Park & Cross Country Running Trail. Cost: $70. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 7:00 AM – Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6:00 AM.

Fitness Room

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Dog Days of Summer - Biscuit’s Birthday Week

Downtown Huntsville Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm the EarlyWorks museum will be open. Each day guests will have the opportunity to experience all the elements of the new “Puppy Love” exhibit. These include the Pup-Culture time line, the Dog Park reading lounge, the Canine Craft Area, the Breeds of the World Matching Game, the Dog-Gone Scavenger Hunt and much more. In addition to the exhibit activities, special “Guest Dogs” have been scheduled to visit, adding their own special excitement to the experience. Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30th -It is Biscuit’s Birthday Week! Biscuit is having a birthday! Come celebrate with us. Everyday, we will have birthday cake, games, and a take home craft! Don’t forget to wish Biscuit a Happy Birthday! Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/special-guest-dogs-appearances-and-activities/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Advanced Musical Theatre Showcase: Summer Theatre Camp

Educational & Lecture Ages 8-15 In this two week performance intensive program, our aspiring actors will gain stage experience by working on a musical. Actors will showcase their talents in a fully developed production on Friday, July 29 at the Academy for Academics and Arts (AAA). Class size is limited. Dorothy in Wonderland – The Musical July 18 - 22 AND July 25 - 29 Performance on July 29 | Performance time 1:00pm (Produced by Special Arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services). Venue/ Attraction: Fantasy Playhouse Arts Center. Cost: $495. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Houses, Huts & Habitats

Educational & Lecture KNOCK KNOCK – WHO LIVES THERE? We all need a place we call home. Enjoy the fresh air of the Huntsville Botanical Garden this summer and explore the homes of creatures real and imaginary. Get your climb on as you scramble through larger-than-life human and animal habitats designed just for kids and their imagination. Peek inside the enchanted Gnome Dome. Poke around an Old Western Fort. Pretend you’re an eagle perched on the edge of a Supersized Nest ready to soar. Dens, Lodges, Webs, Caves, Shelters – where you live says a lot about who you are. Learn about creatures and their Houses, Huts, and Habitats in this thrilling hands-on play space called home. Bring the kids and watch their imagination grow. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=5&end_day=5&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=281. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Houses, Huts and Habitats Summer Camp Session 2

Educational & Lecture Every living creature has a place it calls home. Campers will explore the homes in the garden and learn to better understand their own. This camp will be centered around our current exhibit with a variety of hands-on activities each day with inside and outside experiences. Both weeks will be different so your camper will enjoy attending both sessions!  For children 6 to 13 years old Available June 6-10 or July 25-29, 2016 Full Week Registration: Register for July 25-29 Member $180 Non-member $230 Daily Registration: Member $40 a day Non-member $50 a day Instructors: Misty Hertzig & Elizabeth Franks Early Drop-Off starting at 7:30 am $5 a day per child or $20 a week To register for early drop off contact Misty Hertzig at mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Questions? Contact Misty Hertzig 256-837-4104 or mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Member $180; Non-member $230. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=6&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=7&end_day=31&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=classesCamp&typeID=255. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

ISS: Science on Orbit

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s “ISS: Science on Orbit” exhibit provides visitors with a true sense of what it’s like to live and work in space. This NASA grant-funded exhibit begins with a model of NASA’s Payload Operations Integration Center, where scientists and engineers on Earth manage the complex, international science experiments astronauts conduct on the International Space Station. Two mockups of ISS modules contain 20 full-scale replica racks that illustrate the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems, the food astronauts consume and a sleeping berth, among other necessary aspects of life and work aboard the station. A connecting node contains a full-scale replica of the Cupola Observation Module, which provides ISS astronauts their view of space and the Earth below. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/01.01.16/iss-science-orbit. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Junior Master Gardener Rising 1st-3rd Grade

Educational & Lecture In this nationally recognized program, your child will actively participate in hands-on gardening. We will plant, harvest, cook and eat throughout the week. Inside and outside activities from all JMG curriculum will take place each day. Instructors: Misty Hertzig & Elizabeth Franks Early Drop-Off starting at 7:30 am $5 a day per child or $20 a week To register for early drop off contact Misty Hertzig at mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Questions? Contact Misty Hertzig 256-837-4104 or mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Member $200; Non-member $220. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=6&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=7&end_day=31&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=classesCamp&typeID=257. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Purdy Butterfly House

Educational & Lecture This beautiful, soaring 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking the entrance pond is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters. Waterfall, ponds, streams, lush vegetation and flowering plants invite visitors to experience this varied and colorful collection of flora and fauna. The Purdy Butterfly House is open May through September annually. Garden admission fees include entry into the Purdy Butterfly House. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=16&start_year=2016&end_month=2&end_day=13&end_year=2017&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=37. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Summer Camp - Best Days of the Year

Educational & Lecture This year get a double dose of celebration as Burritt brings you a week of holidays!  Come learn more about the special days we look forward to and find out about the occasions other cultures celebrate. Why do we have the customs we do? What are some of the most unusual holidays? What is your favorite day of the year? We’ll pack in a year’s worth of fun as we explore these special days with stories, crafts, and games that every child is sure to enjoy. Extended Day available. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/summer-camp-best-days-of-the-year. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Summer Smart Play

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is ready for a summer of fun with the opening of its newest exhibit, “Summer Smart Play!” Try out a working storm shelter equipped with hands-on safety games, experience the shaking and sounds created by earthquakes and generate electricity to produce light with your own pedal power! In addition, see the Rocket Center’s brand new Magic Planet® interactive, sphere-shaped display that allows guests to see hurricanes in motion, airplanes navigate the globe and how the Earth’s climate works. This exhibit will be on display May 14, 2016- July 25, 2016. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/05.14.16/summer-smart-play. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit rocketcenter.com.

Whimsical and Woolly Woods

Educational & Lecture The Whimsical Woods are back with more whimsy than ever! By popular demand, Burritt on the Mountain has brought our very first original, educational, summer game back and added a colorful twist. Once again the Historic Park features stories from 19th century children’s literature and for a lively touch we’ve added yarn bombing, a popular world-wide craze where unexpected items are covered in decorative yarn. Children 3-11 are having a great time visiting the Whimsical & Woolly Woods and seeing the colorful, woolly creations that are covering the park. Many of your favorite storybook characters are back with some new friends to meet. Visit the Three Bears’ house, find Cinderella’s mice and climb in the Swiss Family Robinson’s Treehouse. Stroll through an Enchanted Forest full of fairies and woodland creatures. But watch out for lions and tigers and bears...Oh My! The yellow brick road curves near the poppy field and trees filled with silly monkeys. Try your hand at puppetry, the giant’s checker game and dre… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $8-10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/the-whimsical-and-woolly-woods-grand-opening. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Young Musical Theatre Showcase: Summer Theatre Camp

Educational & Lecture Ages 5-7 In this two week program, our young performer will work on the basic elements of putting on a play. Actors will perform a short scene before the Advanced Musical Theatre Showcase on Friday, July 29 at the Academy for Academics and Arts (AAA). Class size is limited. This two week showcase runs Monday – Friday from 9:00a.m. – Noon Alice in Oz July 18 - 22 AND July 25 - 29 Performance on July 29 | Performance Time: 11:30am. Venue/ Attraction: Fantasy Playhouse Arts Center. Cost: $250. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Strength, Balance and Fitness Class for Adults

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Fern Bell Recreation Center 107 A Sanders Road Huntsville, AL 35802.

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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Monday, July 25, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Mindfulness Mondays

Downtown Huntsville Join us for a 30 minute guided Meditation. Melt away your Monday stress and learn techniques for a better life. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

July Vinyasa Yoga Workshops

Downtown Huntsville Month Vinyasa Flow Workshops in downtown HSV on the square in the I Schiffman Bld. Workshops include teaching standing & sitting postures as well as the full Vinyasa flow series. $12 per class. Drop ins are welcome. Bring your own mat and props. Register on FB or email, soulful.yoga@hotmail.com Dates: July 5 - July 29 Monday through Friday. Cost: $12 drop in. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM. I. Schiffman Building 231 East Side Square Huntsville, AL.

Library Explorer

Downtown Huntsville Each week we welcome a special guest to library including Huntsville Drumline, Mr. Krugh’s Magic Show and more. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Harry Potter Week

Downtown Huntsville Join us to celebrate the Boy Who Lived with watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Adult Aerobics

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Center 4600 Blue Spring Rd Huntsville, AL 35801.

Ladies Night at Blue Pants

Music Monday July 25th, we are hosting Ladies Night! Featured cocktails, our unreasonably good beer, consultants from LuLaRoe and Lipsense are all going to set this Ladies Night apart! You won't want to miss this. So get all of your girl friends together and have a wonderful night at Blue Pants Brewery! Venue/ Attraction: Blue Pants Brewery. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Men Adult Basketball (45+ years old)

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Scruggs Community Center 600 Davis Cir Huntsville, AL 35801.

Book Crafting

Downtown Huntsville The Downtown Library's resident crafter Courtney teaches this special summer course on re-using and re-purposing old books into stellar home decorations! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Harry Potter's Birthday Bash

Downtown Huntsville Celebrate the life of the Boy Who Lived with other grown-ups who grew up reading of his exploits. Crafts, snacks, and a movie! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Hollywood Goes to War

Downtown Huntsville This film series explores how films have portrayed the American combat experience from World War Two to the present. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

40+ Adult Basketball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Fern Bell Recreation Center 107 A Sanders Road Huntsville, AL 35802.

Walking club

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Challenger Gym 13555 Chaney Thompson Rd 35803.

Concerts in the Park

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Arts Huntsville and the City of Huntsville’s Department of Parks and Recreation present the 2016 Concerts in the Park season. The Concerts, which will be held for ten weeks every Monday evening, begin June 6 and conclude August 8. The series showcases a mix of musical genres from rock and roll, pop and top 40 to swing, country, bluegrass, Celtic, and jazz. The Concerts take place in downtown Huntsville on the Huntsville Museum of Art outdoor stage in Big Spring International Park from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. The series is free to the public; concertgoers should bring their own seating and leashed pets are welcome. June 6 – Groove / Juice , June 13 – Stillwater Bluegrass / Cristina Lynn , June 20 – Denim Jawbones / Wolves of Chernobyl , June 27 – The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band , July 4 – Huntsville Concert Band / Huntsville’s In the Mood Big Swing Band , July 11 – Blue City / Emily Joseph Band , July 18 – JED Eye / Dirt Circus , July 25 – Reginald Jackson and Friends / Calypso Vision , August 1 –… Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.artshuntsville.org/concerts-in-the-park-2/. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Monday, July 25, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Huntsville Photographic Society Member’s Monthly Competition

Downtown Huntsville The HPS photographers will present their interpretation on the subject “Doorways and Walls,” our competition subject for July 25. Members have a chance to present their best interpretation of this subject and the judge will be challenged to select winners too. Visitors are welcome but only members may compete. If you think you have a contender – why don’t you consider joining HPS? You’ll be glad you did. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Josh Allison

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 25, 2016, 9:30 PM – Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 1:30 AM.

Frozen in Place: Southern Photographs from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As one of the nation’s most culturally distinct regions, the American South has long been a magnet for artistic exploration and documentation. Because of the camera’s ability to so vividly record reality, many artists have chosen the medium of photography as the vehicle to convey their unique impressions and experiences of the South. Frozen in Place presents more than 50 photos which tell compelling stories about our region’s unique people, places, and traditions. From the Museum’s permanent collection, many were added in the 1980s and early 1990s through a series of original exhibitions curated by local photographic archivist and historian Frances Robb, wife of former Museum Director David Robb. The Museum is fortunate enough to have large holdings of photographs by critically-acclaimed artists like William Christenberry, Chip Cooper, John Reese, and Kathryn Tucker Windham. Exhibition highlights include Pinky Bass’ evocative self-portrait taken with a simple pinhole camera; James Morris’ image of rampa… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: Admission Costs Vary - See HMA Website. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

Run In the Sun Cross Country Camp

Health & Wellness "Run In the Sun Cross Country Camp" Sponsored by: Madison County Youth Running, Inc. Rising 5th-12th Graders Are you looking for: A safe and fun place to run this summer? Fun, knowledgeable and qualified coaches who love the sport of cross country and endurance racing to help and instruct you to go to the next level of competitive running? A chance to run with other local runners, kids you go to school with, or kids that come from other schools that you compete against? ​Each Camper will Receive: A running log book to keep up with performance for the summer A Itinerary of the camp T-shirt MCYR Water Bottle When Dates: June 6 - July 29, 2016 Time: 7:00am-9:00am Days of the Week: Monday - Friday Where Mon-Wed-Friday Location John Hunt Running Park (Old Airport Rd West, Huntsville, AL. South on Mem. Parkway, turn right onto Airport Rd. Park is on the left.) Tues-Thurs Location Bob Jones High School (650 Hughes Rd. Madison, AL. North on Hughes Rd, turn left onto campus, parking… Venue/ Attraction: John Hunt Park & Cross Country Running Trail. Cost: $70. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 7:00 AM – Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:00 AM.

Fitness Room

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Dog Days of Summer - Biscuit’s Birthday Week

Downtown Huntsville Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm the EarlyWorks museum will be open. Each day guests will have the opportunity to experience all the elements of the new “Puppy Love” exhibit. These include the Pup-Culture time line, the Dog Park reading lounge, the Canine Craft Area, the Breeds of the World Matching Game, the Dog-Gone Scavenger Hunt and much more. In addition to the exhibit activities, special “Guest Dogs” have been scheduled to visit, adding their own special excitement to the experience. Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30th -It is Biscuit’s Birthday Week! Biscuit is having a birthday! Come celebrate with us. Everyday, we will have birthday cake, games, and a take home craft! Don’t forget to wish Biscuit a Happy Birthday! Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/special-guest-dogs-appearances-and-activities/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Houses, Huts & Habitats

Educational & Lecture KNOCK KNOCK – WHO LIVES THERE? We all need a place we call home. Enjoy the fresh air of the Huntsville Botanical Garden this summer and explore the homes of creatures real and imaginary. Get your climb on as you scramble through larger-than-life human and animal habitats designed just for kids and their imagination. Peek inside the enchanted Gnome Dome. Poke around an Old Western Fort. Pretend you’re an eagle perched on the edge of a Supersized Nest ready to soar. Dens, Lodges, Webs, Caves, Shelters – where you live says a lot about who you are. Learn about creatures and their Houses, Huts, and Habitats in this thrilling hands-on play space called home. Bring the kids and watch their imagination grow. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=5&end_day=5&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=281. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Houses, Huts and Habitats Summer Camp Session 2

Educational & Lecture Every living creature has a place it calls home. Campers will explore the homes in the garden and learn to better understand their own. This camp will be centered around our current exhibit with a variety of hands-on activities each day with inside and outside experiences. Both weeks will be different so your camper will enjoy attending both sessions!  For children 6 to 13 years old Available June 6-10 or July 25-29, 2016 Full Week Registration: Register for July 25-29 Member $180 Non-member $230 Daily Registration: Member $40 a day Non-member $50 a day Instructors: Misty Hertzig & Elizabeth Franks Early Drop-Off starting at 7:30 am $5 a day per child or $20 a week To register for early drop off contact Misty Hertzig at mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Questions? Contact Misty Hertzig 256-837-4104 or mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Member $180; Non-member $230. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=6&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=7&end_day=31&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=classesCamp&typeID=255. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

ISS: Science on Orbit

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s “ISS: Science on Orbit” exhibit provides visitors with a true sense of what it’s like to live and work in space. This NASA grant-funded exhibit begins with a model of NASA’s Payload Operations Integration Center, where scientists and engineers on Earth manage the complex, international science experiments astronauts conduct on the International Space Station. Two mockups of ISS modules contain 20 full-scale replica racks that illustrate the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems, the food astronauts consume and a sleeping berth, among other necessary aspects of life and work aboard the station. A connecting node contains a full-scale replica of the Cupola Observation Module, which provides ISS astronauts their view of space and the Earth below. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/01.01.16/iss-science-orbit. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Junior Master Gardener Rising 1st-3rd Grade

Educational & Lecture In this nationally recognized program, your child will actively participate in hands-on gardening. We will plant, harvest, cook and eat throughout the week. Inside and outside activities from all JMG curriculum will take place each day. Instructors: Misty Hertzig & Elizabeth Franks Early Drop-Off starting at 7:30 am $5 a day per child or $20 a week To register for early drop off contact Misty Hertzig at mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Questions? Contact Misty Hertzig 256-837-4104 or mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Member $200; Non-member $220. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=6&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=7&end_day=31&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=classesCamp&typeID=257. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Purdy Butterfly House

Educational & Lecture This beautiful, soaring 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking the entrance pond is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters. Waterfall, ponds, streams, lush vegetation and flowering plants invite visitors to experience this varied and colorful collection of flora and fauna. The Purdy Butterfly House is open May through September annually. Garden admission fees include entry into the Purdy Butterfly House. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=16&start_year=2016&end_month=2&end_day=13&end_year=2017&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=37. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Summer Camp - Best Days of the Year

Educational & Lecture This year get a double dose of celebration as Burritt brings you a week of holidays!  Come learn more about the special days we look forward to and find out about the occasions other cultures celebrate. Why do we have the customs we do? What are some of the most unusual holidays? What is your favorite day of the year? We’ll pack in a year’s worth of fun as we explore these special days with stories, crafts, and games that every child is sure to enjoy. Extended Day available. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/summer-camp-best-days-of-the-year. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Whimsical and Woolly Woods

Educational & Lecture The Whimsical Woods are back with more whimsy than ever! By popular demand, Burritt on the Mountain has brought our very first original, educational, summer game back and added a colorful twist. Once again the Historic Park features stories from 19th century children’s literature and for a lively touch we’ve added yarn bombing, a popular world-wide craze where unexpected items are covered in decorative yarn. Children 3-11 are having a great time visiting the Whimsical & Woolly Woods and seeing the colorful, woolly creations that are covering the park. Many of your favorite storybook characters are back with some new friends to meet. Visit the Three Bears’ house, find Cinderella’s mice and climb in the Swiss Family Robinson’s Treehouse. Stroll through an Enchanted Forest full of fairies and woodland creatures. But watch out for lions and tigers and bears...Oh My! The yellow brick road curves near the poppy field and trees filled with silly monkeys. Try your hand at puppetry, the giant’s checker game and dre… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $8-10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/the-whimsical-and-woolly-woods-grand-opening. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Young Musical Theatre Showcase: Summer Theatre Camp

Educational & Lecture Ages 5-7 In this two week program, our young performer will work on the basic elements of putting on a play. Actors will perform a short scene before the Advanced Musical Theatre Showcase on Friday, July 29 at the Academy for Academics and Arts (AAA). Class size is limited. This two week showcase runs Monday – Friday from 9:00a.m. – Noon Alice in Oz July 18 - 22 AND July 25 - 29 Performance on July 29 | Performance Time: 11:30am. Venue/ Attraction: Fantasy Playhouse Arts Center. Cost: $250. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

LearningQUEST Rally Day

Downtown Huntsville LearningQUEST 2016 Rally Day July 26,2016, 9:30 - 11:30 am First Baptist Church Life Center Entrance #7 on St. Clair Ave. across from Huntsville Public Library Pick up the Fall catalog Learn about courses, trips, & special programs Meet the instructors Join LearningQUEST Register for classes & trips Renew old acquaintances & make new friends Post-Rally Day registration August 2-4 2016, 9:30-noon Huntsville Public Library Downtown Branch. Venue/ Attraction: First Baptist Church Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

LearningQUEST Rally Day

Educational & Lecture RALLY DAY July 26, 2016 – 9:30-11:30 First Baptist Church’s Gathering Space in the Life Center, Entrance #7 Mark Your Calendar!! The second term of 2016 will kick off with another exciting Rally Day. There will be program displays, catalogs available for pick-up, and tables staffed to accept 2016 memberships and registrations for the upcoming term. -Check out program displays; – Pick up a Catalog; – Register for courses & trips; – Eat, Drink, Socialize. Venue/ Attraction: First Baptist Church Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Free Play Basketball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Berachah Gym 3011 B Sparkman Dr Huntsville, AL 35810.

Tuesdays on the Trail: Float on Flint Creek with Alabama EcoAdventures

Educational & Lecture The Land Trust’s award-winning “Tuesdays on the Trail” environmental education series is offered on Tuesdays in June and July.  The programs are fun “snapshots” that promote learning about the unique geology and wildlife of North Alabama and inspire the next generation of land stewards to continue to protect our natural heritage. Explore Flint Creek via canoe or kayak with Jay Grantland of Alabama EcoAdventures and our friends at WaterWorks Center for Environmental Education in Hartselle. Ages 10 & up - No younger tagalongs. Capacity: 20 children with accompanying adult. Please wear clothing/shoes that can get wet and bring sunscreen, water, towel, and camera. Reservations required at 256.534.LAND (5263). Cost: $10.00 per person - payable at the event. Cost: $10 per person. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.landtrustnal.org/#!tuesdays-on-the-trail/c1kzh. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Flint Creek.

Free Play Basketball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Goldsmith-Schiffman Gym 1210 Taylor Rd Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763.

Pickleball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Max Luther Community Center 207 Max Luther Dr Huntsville, AL 35810.

July Vinyasa Yoga Workshops

Downtown Huntsville Month Vinyasa Flow Workshops in downtown HSV on the square in the I Schiffman Bld. Workshops include teaching standing & sitting postures as well as the full Vinyasa flow series. $12 per class. Drop ins are welcome. Bring your own mat and props. Register on FB or email, soulful.yoga@hotmail.com Dates: July 5 - July 29 Monday through Friday. Cost: $12 drop in. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM. I. Schiffman Building 231 East Side Square Huntsville, AL.

Tuesdays at 2

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us in the Historic Park to learn about a historic craft or chore. You may be able to try your hand at it! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: included with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Harry Potter Week

Downtown Huntsville Join us to celebrate the Boy Who Lived with life-size games! Join us as we play life-size Battle of Hogwarts (battleship) and other regular scale magical board games. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Latham Farmers Market

Seasonal We are a weekly farmers market that brings local farmers and artisans together to nourish our community. Every week we offer activities for the kids, live music, and recycling services. We accept cash or credit cards and double your bucks when you use your EBT card. There is parking on site and it is always free to attend. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Latham United Methodist Church 109 Weatherly Rd SE Huntsville, AL 35803.

Poetry Writing Workshop

Educational & Lecture Always meets the fourth Tuesday of the month. For more information: 256-533-6516. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 3:00 PM. Huntsville Literary Association.

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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Adult Aerobics

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Center 4600 Blue Spring Rd Huntsville, AL 35801.

Barks & Brews – July

Educational & Lecture Is your fido a fuss?  We’ve got the remedy! Sign your pup up for dog training classes with a certified dog instructor.  Each class includes four training sessions and they all take place at Salty Nut Brewery!  Plus, each week, your first craft beer is included!  Trust me, you’ll need the beer!  Training takes time and patience and our trainer practices positive reinforcement training. This class will focus on the basics: sitting, walking on a leash, staying and down. Venue/ Attraction: Salty Nut Brewery. Cost: $125 for 4 weeks. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Interior Space Planning

Educational & Lecture Smart interior space planning is key to creating maximum impact in rooms. Informative lectures combined with practical, hands-on instruction will introduce you to the fundamentals of space planning and its application in solving design problems. You will learn about the concepts of scale, architectural drawing fundamentals, and creative problem solving. In hands-on practical exercises, discover how to read and understand blueprints and architectural drawings, as well as explore how to convey your own design solutions using pencil and paper. Topics Include: Successful space planning , Solving design problems , The importance of scale , Understand blueprints and architectural drawings , Drawing floor plans July 12 - August 30, 2016 | Tuesdays | 5:30 - 8:00 pm For more information, visit PCS.uah.edu/ID or call 256.824.6015. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Wilson Hall. Cost: $325. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Huntsville Master Chorale Open Auditions

Downtown Huntsville Open auditions for all voice parts. Fill out form on the website and Artistic Director will contact you with information. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. First Presbyterian Church 307 Gates Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801.

Community Figure Drawing

Educational & Lecture Join us for a community figure drawing class! Figure may be costumed, draped, or nude. Come practice your life drawing skills. Students are asked to bring their own drawing supplies. This class is limited to 15 artists, so contact Ann at protege.ann@gmail.com to reserve your space. No photography. More info: www.lowemill.net Located in Protégé Studio 2028 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $12. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Walking club

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Challenger Gym 13555 Chaney Thompson Rd 35803.

Grace Lutheran School Night Fundraiser at Spirited Art

Educational & Lecture We strongly believe in giving back to our community. We will donate $10 of every seat sold to Grace Lutheran School. The more people sign up, the more we can donate! Ages 16+ Doors open at 6 pm. Venue/ Attraction: Spirited Art. Cost: $35. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://myspiritedart.rezclick.com/?p=search&d=class. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Trivia Tuesdays

Downtown Huntsville Meet us every Tuesday in Spazio Pizza & Taps for free trivia night! You can play individually or as a team, with the winning teams or individuals receiving a Whole Foods Market gift card. There will also be Whole Foods goodies for the 2nd and 3rd place teams. All participants will receive $1 off pints! Venue/ Attraction: Whole Foods Market Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Game Night

Social Events & More Bring your friends and your favorite game enjoy beer and board games at Straight to Ale. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale (Leeman Ferry Rd). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

West Coast Swing Dance

Social Events & More Rocket Westies are offering west coast swing beginner and intermediate dance classes on Tuesday nights from 7-8PM, followed by open dancing until 10PM. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just got out of your first beginner class, you’ll have a wonderful time. Have a song you really enjoy dancing to? Feel free to make a request! More info: www.lowemill.net Located in the Flying Monkey Theatre on the 2nd Floor of Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Firefly Night Hike

Educational & Lecture Children of all ages will enjoy these new family friendly night hikes at the Garden. Bring your own flashlight and let us guide you through an evening of exploration as you feel the changes in the Garden when night approaches. We’ll see fireflies in the meadows, orb weavers spinning their webs and maybe, if we’re lucky, some nocturnal animals out foraging for dinner. During this two hour event we’ll stop along the way to roast s’mores for a fun nighttime snack! Wear comfortable walking shoes, a glow necklace or bracelet (optional), maybe even a glow in the dark shirt and a BIG sense of adventure! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Members $10, Non-members $12. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=6&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=7&end_day=31&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=242. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Chelvis and the Bean

Music Live music at The Page! Venue/ Attraction: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 1:30 AM.

O'Dell Johnson Duo

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 1:30 AM.

Frozen in Place: Southern Photographs from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As one of the nation’s most culturally distinct regions, the American South has long been a magnet for artistic exploration and documentation. Because of the camera’s ability to so vividly record reality, many artists have chosen the medium of photography as the vehicle to convey their unique impressions and experiences of the South. Frozen in Place presents more than 50 photos which tell compelling stories about our region’s unique people, places, and traditions. From the Museum’s permanent collection, many were added in the 1980s and early 1990s through a series of original exhibitions curated by local photographic archivist and historian Frances Robb, wife of former Museum Director David Robb. The Museum is fortunate enough to have large holdings of photographs by critically-acclaimed artists like William Christenberry, Chip Cooper, John Reese, and Kathryn Tucker Windham. Exhibition highlights include Pinky Bass’ evocative self-portrait taken with a simple pinhole camera; James Morris’ image of rampa… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: Admission Costs Vary - See HMA Website. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Run In the Sun Cross Country Camp

Health & Wellness "Run In the Sun Cross Country Camp" Sponsored by: Madison County Youth Running, Inc. Rising 5th-12th Graders Are you looking for: A safe and fun place to run this summer? Fun, knowledgeable and qualified coaches who love the sport of cross country and endurance racing to help and instruct you to go to the next level of competitive running? A chance to run with other local runners, kids you go to school with, or kids that come from other schools that you compete against? ​Each Camper will Receive: A running log book to keep up with performance for the summer A Itinerary of the camp T-shirt MCYR Water Bottle When Dates: June 6 - July 29, 2016 Time: 7:00am-9:00am Days of the Week: Monday - Friday Where Mon-Wed-Friday Location John Hunt Running Park (Old Airport Rd West, Huntsville, AL. South on Mem. Parkway, turn right onto Airport Rd. Park is on the left.) Tues-Thurs Location Bob Jones High School (650 Hughes Rd. Madison, AL. North on Hughes Rd, turn left onto campus, parking… Venue/ Attraction: John Hunt Park & Cross Country Running Trail. Cost: $70. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 7:00 AM – Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00 AM.

Fitness Room

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Dog Days of Summer - Biscuit’s Birthday Week

Downtown Huntsville Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm the EarlyWorks museum will be open. Each day guests will have the opportunity to experience all the elements of the new “Puppy Love” exhibit. These include the Pup-Culture time line, the Dog Park reading lounge, the Canine Craft Area, the Breeds of the World Matching Game, the Dog-Gone Scavenger Hunt and much more. In addition to the exhibit activities, special “Guest Dogs” have been scheduled to visit, adding their own special excitement to the experience. Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30th -It is Biscuit’s Birthday Week! Biscuit is having a birthday! Come celebrate with us. Everyday, we will have birthday cake, games, and a take home craft! Don’t forget to wish Biscuit a Happy Birthday! Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/special-guest-dogs-appearances-and-activities/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Houses, Huts & Habitats

Educational & Lecture KNOCK KNOCK – WHO LIVES THERE? We all need a place we call home. Enjoy the fresh air of the Huntsville Botanical Garden this summer and explore the homes of creatures real and imaginary. Get your climb on as you scramble through larger-than-life human and animal habitats designed just for kids and their imagination. Peek inside the enchanted Gnome Dome. Poke around an Old Western Fort. Pretend you’re an eagle perched on the edge of a Supersized Nest ready to soar. Dens, Lodges, Webs, Caves, Shelters – where you live says a lot about who you are. Learn about creatures and their Houses, Huts, and Habitats in this thrilling hands-on play space called home. Bring the kids and watch their imagination grow. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=5&end_day=5&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=281. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Houses, Huts and Habitats Summer Camp Session 2

Educational & Lecture Every living creature has a place it calls home. Campers will explore the homes in the garden and learn to better understand their own. This camp will be centered around our current exhibit with a variety of hands-on activities each day with inside and outside experiences. Both weeks will be different so your camper will enjoy attending both sessions!  For children 6 to 13 years old Available June 6-10 or July 25-29, 2016 Full Week Registration: Register for July 25-29 Member $180 Non-member $230 Daily Registration: Member $40 a day Non-member $50 a day Instructors: Misty Hertzig & Elizabeth Franks Early Drop-Off starting at 7:30 am $5 a day per child or $20 a week To register for early drop off contact Misty Hertzig at mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Questions? Contact Misty Hertzig 256-837-4104 or mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Member $180; Non-member $230. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=6&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=7&end_day=31&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=classesCamp&typeID=255. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

ISS: Science on Orbit

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s “ISS: Science on Orbit” exhibit provides visitors with a true sense of what it’s like to live and work in space. This NASA grant-funded exhibit begins with a model of NASA’s Payload Operations Integration Center, where scientists and engineers on Earth manage the complex, international science experiments astronauts conduct on the International Space Station. Two mockups of ISS modules contain 20 full-scale replica racks that illustrate the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems, the food astronauts consume and a sleeping berth, among other necessary aspects of life and work aboard the station. A connecting node contains a full-scale replica of the Cupola Observation Module, which provides ISS astronauts their view of space and the Earth below. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/01.01.16/iss-science-orbit. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Junior Master Gardener Rising 1st-3rd Grade

Educational & Lecture In this nationally recognized program, your child will actively participate in hands-on gardening. We will plant, harvest, cook and eat throughout the week. Inside and outside activities from all JMG curriculum will take place each day. Instructors: Misty Hertzig & Elizabeth Franks Early Drop-Off starting at 7:30 am $5 a day per child or $20 a week To register for early drop off contact Misty Hertzig at mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Questions? Contact Misty Hertzig 256-837-4104 or mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Member $200; Non-member $220. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=6&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=7&end_day=31&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=classesCamp&typeID=257. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Purdy Butterfly House

Educational & Lecture This beautiful, soaring 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking the entrance pond is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters. Waterfall, ponds, streams, lush vegetation and flowering plants invite visitors to experience this varied and colorful collection of flora and fauna. The Purdy Butterfly House is open May through September annually. Garden admission fees include entry into the Purdy Butterfly House. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=16&start_year=2016&end_month=2&end_day=13&end_year=2017&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=37. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Summer Camp - Best Days of the Year

Educational & Lecture This year get a double dose of celebration as Burritt brings you a week of holidays!  Come learn more about the special days we look forward to and find out about the occasions other cultures celebrate. Why do we have the customs we do? What are some of the most unusual holidays? What is your favorite day of the year? We’ll pack in a year’s worth of fun as we explore these special days with stories, crafts, and games that every child is sure to enjoy. Extended Day available. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/summer-camp-best-days-of-the-year. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Whimsical and Woolly Woods

Educational & Lecture The Whimsical Woods are back with more whimsy than ever! By popular demand, Burritt on the Mountain has brought our very first original, educational, summer game back and added a colorful twist. Once again the Historic Park features stories from 19th century children’s literature and for a lively touch we’ve added yarn bombing, a popular world-wide craze where unexpected items are covered in decorative yarn. Children 3-11 are having a great time visiting the Whimsical & Woolly Woods and seeing the colorful, woolly creations that are covering the park. Many of your favorite storybook characters are back with some new friends to meet. Visit the Three Bears’ house, find Cinderella’s mice and climb in the Swiss Family Robinson’s Treehouse. Stroll through an Enchanted Forest full of fairies and woodland creatures. But watch out for lions and tigers and bears...Oh My! The yellow brick road curves near the poppy field and trees filled with silly monkeys. Try your hand at puppetry, the giant’s checker game and dre… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $8-10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/the-whimsical-and-woolly-woods-grand-opening. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Young Musical Theatre Showcase: Summer Theatre Camp

Educational & Lecture Ages 5-7 In this two week program, our young performer will work on the basic elements of putting on a play. Actors will perform a short scene before the Advanced Musical Theatre Showcase on Friday, July 29 at the Academy for Academics and Arts (AAA). Class size is limited. This two week showcase runs Monday – Friday from 9:00a.m. – Noon Alice in Oz July 18 - 22 AND July 25 - 29 Performance on July 29 | Performance Time: 11:30am. Venue/ Attraction: Fantasy Playhouse Arts Center. Cost: $250. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Strength, Balance and Fitness Class for Adults

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Fern Bell Recreation Center 107 A Sanders Road Huntsville, AL 35802.

Wiggles & Walking Story Time

Educational & Lecture A fun, active storytime for babies who have begun walking and their caregivers that includes short books, rhymes, and songs. Stick around after storytime for an easy crafting activity. For more information contact Ms. Julia at jhendon@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5949. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Free Play Basketball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Goldsmith-Schiffman Gym 1210 Taylor Rd Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763.

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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

July Vinyasa Yoga Workshops

Downtown Huntsville Month Vinyasa Flow Workshops in downtown HSV on the square in the I Schiffman Bld. Workshops include teaching standing & sitting postures as well as the full Vinyasa flow series. $12 per class. Drop ins are welcome. Bring your own mat and props. Register on FB or email, soulful.yoga@hotmail.com Dates: July 5 - July 29 Monday through Friday. Cost: $12 drop in. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM. I. Schiffman Building 231 East Side Square Huntsville, AL.

Drawing Portraits for Kids 2nd-4th Grade

Museums, Studios & Galleries Come join a fun class and learn to draw faces with artist and art teacher Adam Landingham. Kids will create a variety of artwork all centered around techniques in portraiture. There will be five classes with different projects where students will learn everything from correct facial proportions to abstract compositions like Picasso. More info: www.lowemill.net With Adam Landgingham in Studio 202 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Adam Landingham at adamlandingham@gmail.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $15. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Harry Potter Week

Downtown Huntsville Join us to celebrate the Boy Who Lived with magical crafts! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Adult Aerobics

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Center 4600 Blue Spring Rd Huntsville, AL 35801.

Wine Down Wednesday

Downtown Huntsville Every Wednesday night is wine night in our Specialty department! Enjoy a free tasting and learn about new wines every Wednesday from 5-7pm. After you sample, enjoy $1 off glasses of wine in Spazio Pizza & Taps and a wood fired pizza too! Venue/ Attraction: Whole Foods Market Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Gentle Yoga

Downtown Huntsville Free Gentle Yoga Classes! Every Wednesday, 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm Every Thursday, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm All classes are taught by Meredith K. Anyone is welcome to attend. Classes are free and registration is not required. You may bring your own mat or use one of the library's. This class is beginner friendly. We work on balance, strength, flexibility, posture, breathing, meditation, and relaxation. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://facebook.com/yogaatmain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM.

Comic Book Art and Illustration Classes

Educational & Lecture Students of all skill levels can learn comic book, graphic novel, and illustration techniques from two professional comic book artists: Kevin Stokes and Nathan Massengill. Students may join classes at any time. This is a fun yet challenging class for all skill levels. Work at your own pace on your own projects or receive personalized assignments from the instructors or try one of several SuperPowered Artists Challenges! Materials are simple, just bring drawing supplies of your choice or email us for a list of recommended materials. More info: www.lowemill.net Located in Superpowered Studios, Studio 113 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. For more information, contact Kevin Stokes at kevin77stokes@yahoo.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $25. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

40+ Adult Basketball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Fern Bell Recreation Center 107 A Sanders Road Huntsville, AL 35802.

Walking club

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Challenger Gym 13555 Chaney Thompson Rd 35803.

Women Free Play Volleyball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Lakewood Community Center 3601 Kenwood Drive Huntsville, AL 35810.

Jazz 'n' Swing Night

Social Events & More 6:30 FREE swing dance lesson 7:00 FREE swing dancing with a live band Band and style of dancing different each week, check Straight to Ale Facebook or website for more details. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale (Leeman Ferry Rd). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Noir @ the Bar: The 1970s Edition

Fundraisers Mix 1940s noir mystique with funky 1970s style at Noir @ the Bar: The 1970s Edition on Wednesday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Blue Pants Brewery, 500 Lanier Road, Madison. This celebration of mystery novels and novelists is presented by the Madison Public Library. The event will feature Madison’s own Michael Guillebeau, author of "A Study in Detail" and the Falchion Award finalist "Josh Whoever." Costumes are encouraged but not required. Books will be available for sale and signing. A portion of all food and beverage sales will benefit the Madison Public Library. For more information, contact Anne Wood at awood@hmcpl.org or 256-774-8339. Venue/ Attraction: Blue Pants Brewery. Cost: Price of books, beverages and food. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.hmcpl.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Cirque du Soleil's Ovo Performs in Huntsville!

Downtown Huntsville Cirque du Soleil returns to Huntsville in July 2016 with OVO, its newest touring show in arenas. The production will be presented at Von Braun Center from July 27 to 31 for 7 performances only, as part of a global tour in arenas around North America. The show is presented by Visa Signature®. About the show OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual. The cast of OVO is comprised of 50 performing artists from 12 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. One highlight of OVO is the stunning Flying Act in whic… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center. Cost: $25 - $135. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Patio Party with FD/DC

Downtown Huntsville Live music at the Furniture Factory. Venue/ Attraction: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 8:00 PM – Thursday, July 28, 2016, 12:00 AM.

Big Shoals @ Humphrey's Bar and Grill

Music Hailing from the deep South in Gainesville, FL, Big Shoals has staked their claim as a serious band, playing their own mixture of rock/americana . They released their debut album, "Still Go On" in April of 2014 to great reviews, the first being in NO DEPRESSION stating, "This is the perfect example of an Americana/Rock band." After the album release, they went on to tour and play shows with such notable acts as Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers, James McMurtry and American Aquarium, among many others. Their new album, "HARD LESSONS" already being cited as one of the "50 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2016" by The Revue, will be released July 15th and available on CD and Vinyl. Venue/ Attraction: Humphreys Bar and Grill. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 9:00 PM – Thursday, July 28, 2016, 12:00 AM.

Frozen in Place: Southern Photographs from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As one of the nation’s most culturally distinct regions, the American South has long been a magnet for artistic exploration and documentation. Because of the camera’s ability to so vividly record reality, many artists have chosen the medium of photography as the vehicle to convey their unique impressions and experiences of the South. Frozen in Place presents more than 50 photos which tell compelling stories about our region’s unique people, places, and traditions. From the Museum’s permanent collection, many were added in the 1980s and early 1990s through a series of original exhibitions curated by local photographic archivist and historian Frances Robb, wife of former Museum Director David Robb. The Museum is fortunate enough to have large holdings of photographs by critically-acclaimed artists like William Christenberry, Chip Cooper, John Reese, and Kathryn Tucker Windham. Exhibition highlights include Pinky Bass’ evocative self-portrait taken with a simple pinhole camera; James Morris’ image of rampa… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: Admission Costs Vary - See HMA Website. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016.

Run In the Sun Cross Country Camp

Health & Wellness "Run In the Sun Cross Country Camp" Sponsored by: Madison County Youth Running, Inc. Rising 5th-12th Graders Are you looking for: A safe and fun place to run this summer? Fun, knowledgeable and qualified coaches who love the sport of cross country and endurance racing to help and instruct you to go to the next level of competitive running? A chance to run with other local runners, kids you go to school with, or kids that come from other schools that you compete against? ​Each Camper will Receive: A running log book to keep up with performance for the summer A Itinerary of the camp T-shirt MCYR Water Bottle When Dates: June 6 - July 29, 2016 Time: 7:00am-9:00am Days of the Week: Monday - Friday Where Mon-Wed-Friday Location John Hunt Running Park (Old Airport Rd West, Huntsville, AL. South on Mem. Parkway, turn right onto Airport Rd. Park is on the left.) Tues-Thurs Location Bob Jones High School (650 Hughes Rd. Madison, AL. North on Hughes Rd, turn left onto campus, parking… Venue/ Attraction: John Hunt Park & Cross Country Running Trail. Cost: $70. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00 AM – Friday, July 29, 2016, 6:00 AM.

HealthWorks Farmers Market

Downtown Huntsville Dates: April 14 - October 20 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 bread, herbs, gourmet slaw, cheese, jams, jellies and more!  Cash and checks are preferred. Credit cards accepted by select vendors. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Plaza Resource Center Tram Station at Huntsville Hospital 101 Governors Drive Huntsville, AL 35801.

Fitness Room

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Dog Days of Summer - Biscuit’s Birthday Week

Downtown Huntsville Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm the EarlyWorks museum will be open. Each day guests will have the opportunity to experience all the elements of the new “Puppy Love” exhibit. These include the Pup-Culture time line, the Dog Park reading lounge, the Canine Craft Area, the Breeds of the World Matching Game, the Dog-Gone Scavenger Hunt and much more. In addition to the exhibit activities, special “Guest Dogs” have been scheduled to visit, adding their own special excitement to the experience. Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30th -It is Biscuit’s Birthday Week! Biscuit is having a birthday! Come celebrate with us. Everyday, we will have birthday cake, games, and a take home craft! Don’t forget to wish Biscuit a Happy Birthday! Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/special-guest-dogs-appearances-and-activities/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Houses, Huts & Habitats

Educational & Lecture KNOCK KNOCK – WHO LIVES THERE? We all need a place we call home. Enjoy the fresh air of the Huntsville Botanical Garden this summer and explore the homes of creatures real and imaginary. Get your climb on as you scramble through larger-than-life human and animal habitats designed just for kids and their imagination. Peek inside the enchanted Gnome Dome. Poke around an Old Western Fort. Pretend you’re an eagle perched on the edge of a Supersized Nest ready to soar. Dens, Lodges, Webs, Caves, Shelters – where you live says a lot about who you are. Learn about creatures and their Houses, Huts, and Habitats in this thrilling hands-on play space called home. Bring the kids and watch their imagination grow. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=5&end_day=5&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=281. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Houses, Huts and Habitats Summer Camp Session 2

Educational & Lecture Every living creature has a place it calls home. Campers will explore the homes in the garden and learn to better understand their own. This camp will be centered around our current exhibit with a variety of hands-on activities each day with inside and outside experiences. Both weeks will be different so your camper will enjoy attending both sessions!  For children 6 to 13 years old Available June 6-10 or July 25-29, 2016 Full Week Registration: Register for July 25-29 Member $180 Non-member $230 Daily Registration: Member $40 a day Non-member $50 a day Instructors: Misty Hertzig & Elizabeth Franks Early Drop-Off starting at 7:30 am $5 a day per child or $20 a week To register for early drop off contact Misty Hertzig at mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Questions? Contact Misty Hertzig 256-837-4104 or mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Member $180; Non-member $230. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=6&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=7&end_day=31&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=classesCamp&typeID=255. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

ISS: Science on Orbit

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s “ISS: Science on Orbit” exhibit provides visitors with a true sense of what it’s like to live and work in space. This NASA grant-funded exhibit begins with a model of NASA’s Payload Operations Integration Center, where scientists and engineers on Earth manage the complex, international science experiments astronauts conduct on the International Space Station. Two mockups of ISS modules contain 20 full-scale replica racks that illustrate the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems, the food astronauts consume and a sleeping berth, among other necessary aspects of life and work aboard the station. A connecting node contains a full-scale replica of the Cupola Observation Module, which provides ISS astronauts their view of space and the Earth below. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/01.01.16/iss-science-orbit. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Junior Master Gardener Rising 1st-3rd Grade

Educational & Lecture In this nationally recognized program, your child will actively participate in hands-on gardening. We will plant, harvest, cook and eat throughout the week. Inside and outside activities from all JMG curriculum will take place each day. Instructors: Misty Hertzig & Elizabeth Franks Early Drop-Off starting at 7:30 am $5 a day per child or $20 a week To register for early drop off contact Misty Hertzig at mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Questions? Contact Misty Hertzig 256-837-4104 or mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Member $200; Non-member $220. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=6&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=7&end_day=31&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=classesCamp&typeID=257. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Purdy Butterfly House

Educational & Lecture This beautiful, soaring 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking the entrance pond is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters. Waterfall, ponds, streams, lush vegetation and flowering plants invite visitors to experience this varied and colorful collection of flora and fauna. The Purdy Butterfly House is open May through September annually. Garden admission fees include entry into the Purdy Butterfly House. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=16&start_year=2016&end_month=2&end_day=13&end_year=2017&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=37. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Summer Camp - Best Days of the Year

Educational & Lecture This year get a double dose of celebration as Burritt brings you a week of holidays!  Come learn more about the special days we look forward to and find out about the occasions other cultures celebrate. Why do we have the customs we do? What are some of the most unusual holidays? What is your favorite day of the year? We’ll pack in a year’s worth of fun as we explore these special days with stories, crafts, and games that every child is sure to enjoy. Extended Day available. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/summer-camp-best-days-of-the-year. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Whimsical and Woolly Woods

Educational & Lecture The Whimsical Woods are back with more whimsy than ever! By popular demand, Burritt on the Mountain has brought our very first original, educational, summer game back and added a colorful twist. Once again the Historic Park features stories from 19th century children’s literature and for a lively touch we’ve added yarn bombing, a popular world-wide craze where unexpected items are covered in decorative yarn. Children 3-11 are having a great time visiting the Whimsical & Woolly Woods and seeing the colorful, woolly creations that are covering the park. Many of your favorite storybook characters are back with some new friends to meet. Visit the Three Bears’ house, find Cinderella’s mice and climb in the Swiss Family Robinson’s Treehouse. Stroll through an Enchanted Forest full of fairies and woodland creatures. But watch out for lions and tigers and bears...Oh My! The yellow brick road curves near the poppy field and trees filled with silly monkeys. Try your hand at puppetry, the giant’s checker game and dre… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $8-10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/the-whimsical-and-woolly-woods-grand-opening. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Young Musical Theatre Showcase: Summer Theatre Camp

Educational & Lecture Ages 5-7 In this two week program, our young performer will work on the basic elements of putting on a play. Actors will perform a short scene before the Advanced Musical Theatre Showcase on Friday, July 29 at the Academy for Academics and Arts (AAA). Class size is limited. This two week showcase runs Monday – Friday from 9:00a.m. – Noon Alice in Oz July 18 - 22 AND July 25 - 29 Performance on July 29 | Performance Time: 11:30am. Venue/ Attraction: Fantasy Playhouse Arts Center. Cost: $250. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Play Basketball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Berachah Gym 3011 B Sparkman Dr Huntsville, AL 35810.

Free Play Basketball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Goldsmith-Schiffman Gym 1210 Taylor Rd Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763.

Pickleball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Max Luther Community Center 207 Max Luther Dr Huntsville, AL 35810.

Tremendous Toddlers

Downtown Huntsville A fun, engaging storytime with Ms. Julia! Enjoy books, songs, felt board rhymes, and a craft. Best for ages 2-up. For more information contact Ms. Julia at jhendon@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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Science of Imagination | Jelly Bean Bar Graphs

Museums, Studios & Galleries Math may not taste good, but it can with jelly beans! Learn the basics of a bar graph and counting with jelly beans. Join us for our Science of Imagination series every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. This weekly hands-on activity is included with museum membership or paid admission. Science of Imagination activities are recommended for ages 4-6 and emphasize the development of “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Seating is limited. Please reserve your seat at the main ticket desk upon your arrival. Please call 1-800-637-7223 or (256) 837-3400 for more information. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/07.28.16/jelly-bean-bar-graphs. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Gentle Yoga

Downtown Huntsville Free Gentle Yoga Classes! Every Wednesday, 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm Every Thursday, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm All classes are taught by Meredith K. Anyone is welcome to attend. Classes are free and registration is not required. You may bring your own mat or use one of the library's. This class is beginner friendly. We work on balance, strength, flexibility, posture, breathing, meditation, and relaxation. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://facebook.com/yogaatmain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM.

July Vinyasa Yoga Workshops

Downtown Huntsville Month Vinyasa Flow Workshops in downtown HSV on the square in the I Schiffman Bld. Workshops include teaching standing & sitting postures as well as the full Vinyasa flow series. $12 per class. Drop ins are welcome. Bring your own mat and props. Register on FB or email, soulful.yoga@hotmail.com Dates: July 5 - July 29 Monday through Friday. Cost: $12 drop in. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM. I. Schiffman Building 231 East Side Square Huntsville, AL.

Harry Potter Week

Downtown Huntsville Join us to celebrate the Boy Who Lived with Quidditch! Join us for an indoor Quidditch match were you are the players. All materials will be provided. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Greene Street Market at Nativity

Downtown Huntsville May 5 - October 27 Thursdays, 4-8pm from May - August; 4-7pm in September; 3-6pm in October What You’ll Find: Fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Meet farmers with organically raised beef, pork, chicken, and eggs; pick up freshly prepared meals, gourmet popsicles, traditionally made relishes, cheeses, preserves, and bread. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Church of the Nativity 304 Eustis Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801.

Thursday Night Bikes

Downtown Huntsville Thursday Night Bikes returns to The Greene Street Market at Nativity this year with 11 bikes that you can check out for free from Downtown Huntsville, Inc.. made possible with the help of Trailhead, Inc. and Madison County Alabama. Feel free to take the bikes around the Square, to Artisan Twickenham Square, Clinton Row presented by Redstone Federal Credit Union, UG White, 5 Points etc. There are even baskets for the goodies you pick up along the way. All you need to do is sign a waiver, leave a license or credit card with the DHI attendant, and you're off! Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Winchester Rd Farmers Market

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Alabama Certified Growers Only Market Local Farmers sell local fresh produce. Open every Thursday 4:00-7:00PM May Through September. Fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, dairy, meats, eggs, bakery items, and much more. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. GracePointe Church 2940 Winchester Rd New Market, AL 35761.

Rocket Biergarten

Museums, Studios & Galleries Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Saturn V Hall in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration* every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. beginning March 10, 2016, and each Thursday night thereafter through October 20, for the German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. It’s family friendly and leashed dogs are welcome, rain or shine! Admission is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase. To support our local community, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is featuring a nonprofit organization each week, and a portion of food sales that evening will be donated to the organization. Local 501(c)3 charities can click here to  submit to the committee for review and consideration as a charitable recipient. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/childrensworkshops. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Adult Aerobics

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Center 4600 Blue Spring Rd Huntsville, AL 35801.

Acoustic Squared: Swing in the Square with the Silvery Moon Band and Clay O'Dell

Downtown Huntsville Acoustic Squared, presented by Buffalo Rock Company, is keeping free Thursday night music going until October! Two acoustic acts, one on Northside Square and one on Southside Square, will perform from 5-8 pm. Remember, the entertainment district is open during these times, so feel free to take your purple cup on a walk! Here is the schedule for the first six weeks, check back with us for updates! June 2nd: North Side= Josh Allison, South Side= SolVibes June 9th: North Side= Greg Staggs, South Side= Winslow Davis June 16th: North Side= Gary Wolfe, South Side= John Savage June 23rd: North Side= Andrew Sharpe, South Side= Jason Humphress June 30th: North Side= Wolves of Chernobyl, South Side= The Howling Strays July 7th: North Side= Jimmy Henderson - Music, South Side= Tony Perdue July 14th: North Side= Silvery Moon Band, South Side= Clay O'Dell July 21st: North Side= Brian Holder, South Side= Mike Roberts July 28th: Swing in the Square with the Silvery Moon Band and Clay O'Dell Aug 4th: Gus Herge… Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/277340002609886/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Under the Lights

Downtown Huntsville Did someone say live music? There's more coming to #DowntownHuntsville! Enjoy local artists in front of UG White and Pints & Pixels every Thursday and Friday from 5-7 pm in July and August. The line-up is as follows: Friday July 1- Carl Thomas Thursday July 7- John Paul Friday July 8- Christopher Currie Thursday July 14- Matt Prater Friday July 15- Karen Newsum Thursday July 21- Stephen Johnson Friday July 22- Christopher Currie Thursday July 28- Karen Newsum Friday July 29- Christopher Currie Thursday August 4- Carl Thomas Friday August 5- Christopher Currie Thursday August 11- TBD Friday August 12- Karen Newsum Thursday August 18- Matt Prater Friday August 19- Mark Dorner Thursday August 25- Carl Thomas Friday August 26- Christopher Currie. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1814500748778829/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 115 Clinton Ave E Huntsville, AL.

Beer Hop: Craft Beer Trolley Tour

Downtown Huntsville Visit three downtown local breweries in one night!  Enjoy a flight at each brewery before the city trolley whisks you to the next location. This July, visit Straight to Ale, Green Bus Brewing, and Mad Malts Brewing. Cost: $25. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 3 Local Breweries, Huntsville, AL.

Poetry Slam 101: Two Day Workshop

Museums, Studios & Galleries Out Loud HSV is proud to present the first Slam 101 Workshop! Join Lynsey Bronaugh, Kimberly Casey, and TC on July 28 to hone your poetry slam skills. Just bring one poem to workshop that you can read in 3 minutes or less. We will workshop the writing and performance of our poems and explore how to create a compelling piece that lends itself best to the slam format. Poems do not need to be memorized at this point, but it is advised you get comfortable reading your piece aloud. More info: www.lowemill.net Located in Out Loud Studio 260 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Kimberly Casey at outloudhsv@gmail.com. Limit ten students. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $20. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Men Adult Basketball (45+ years old)

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Scruggs Community Center 600 Davis Cir Huntsville, AL 35801.

Ignite, an Entrepreneurial Panel with the Huntsville Madison Chamber of Commerce

Educational & Lecture Ignite 2016: An Entrepreneur Forum is targeted to business startups and growing small businesses. The forum will bring together a panel of local entrepreneurs to offer insight on how to stay viable and successful through good and bad climates, followed by a Q&A session. Enjoy the opportunity to network with local successful small business owners in a laid back atmosphere.  Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided. Due to limited event space and high demand, we, unfortunately, will not be able to accept walk-in registrations. Panelists: Tim Thorton, President, CEO of nLogic Rachel Lackey, Founder of Green Pea Press Justin Givens, President of Image in a Box. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale (Campus 805). Event Web Link: http://cm.hsvchamber.org/events/details/2016-ignite-an-entrepreneur-forum-july-5255. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Paint A Growler

Educational & Lecture Join us July 28th for our very first public Paint Your Own Growler Class! This class will give you the chance to paint your very own customized growler. Your $75 ticket will let you choose whether you want to paint a 32oz or a 64oz growler with the guidance of the Southern Growler Potters themselves! Discounted beer will be available and spots will only be reserved for those who purchase tickets before hand. Class starts at 6PM and should last about 1.5-2 hours. Reserve your spot today! Venue/ Attraction: Liquor Express. Cost: $75. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Basic Wheel-Throwing Class

Museums, Studios & Galleries This introductory class is for adults who have not worked on the potter’s wheel before, or who want more instruction at the beginner’s level. The fee for this class is for four sessions, each 1.5 hours long, meeting once per week. Learn to make pots on the potter’s wheel! Slam your prepared clay onto the wheel, start the wheel spinning, and learn to let your hands form a bowl. Then we’ll place your piece into the kiln where it will transform from dirt to stone. Learn the basics of glazing, and after a second firing, you’ll have a shiny, durable ceramic vessel, handmade by you, and the basic skills to create more pots! More info: www.lowemill.com Located in DesignByHart Pottery Studio 2009 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Preregistration ends two days before July 13, contact Sara Bowen at sarabowenpottery@gmail.com to register. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $90. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Soul Line Dance

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. James E. Williams Gym 155 Barren Fork Blvd Huntsville, AL 35824.

Walking club

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Challenger Gym 13555 Chaney Thompson Rd 35803.

Lyrique Music Productions presents: In The Heights

Performing Arts & Film IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. Cost: $18/$20. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Columbia High School Auditorium 300 Explorer Blvd NW Huntsville, AL 35806.

Thursday Night Swing

Music Come dance with us! 7:30-8:30PM BEGINNER & core lesson, 6:30-7:30PM: intermediate continuing & exploring lesson, 8:30-10PM: Open Dancing. NO PARTNER REQUIRED! We’ll have a weekly open dance and lesson, and we are going to be throwing down tunes by some of the best DJ’s in Huntsville! www.lowemill.net Located in Flying Monkey Theatre at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10 general, $5 students & 1st time, $5 dance only. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Trivia

Downtown Huntsville Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Jazz 'n' Swing Night

Social Events & More 6:30 FREE swing dance lesson 7:00 FREE swing dancing with a live band Band and style of dancing different each week, check Straight to Ale Facebook or website for more details. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale (Leeman Ferry Rd). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

“Genealogy Antique Roadshow”, featuring Dr. George Marchelos

Educational & Lecture Most of us have old items we have acquired as family hand-me-downs over the years or picked up along the way. Ever wonder what they are worth on today’s antiques market? Bring one or two (no more than two per person due to time constraints), and Dr. George Marchelos will appraise them for you. Dr. Marchelos is a certified appraiser of personal and estate property, antiques, and collectibles. A serious collector for 40 years, he has developed and coordinated the Antique and Collectible series for University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) and taught 12 of the 17 courses. This series was designed to teach one how to determine the authenticity, desirability, quality and value of antiques and collectibles. Dr. Marchelos offers services such as Estate Appraisals, federal tax donations, insurance claims, expert witness, investments, and legal settlements. He is a graduate of the Asheford Antiques Institute in London, a Life Member of the American Philatelic Society, a Life Member of American Numismatic Association,… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: www.tvgs.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM.

Cirque du Soleil's Ovo Performs in Huntsville!

Downtown Huntsville Cirque du Soleil returns to Huntsville in July 2016 with OVO, its newest touring show in arenas. The production will be presented at Von Braun Center from July 27 to 31 for 7 performances only, as part of a global tour in arenas around North America. The show is presented by Visa Signature®. About the show OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual. The cast of OVO is comprised of 50 performing artists from 12 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. One highlight of OVO is the stunning Flying Act in whic… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center. Cost: $25 - $135. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Bike Night featuring Blue Collar Unit

Downtown Huntsville Live music at the Furniture Factory. Space Donkeys on patio; Scott Morgan inside. Venue/ Attraction: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 8:00 PM – Friday, July 29, 2016, 12:00 AM.

Dave Anderson

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:30 PM – Friday, July 29, 2016, 1:30 AM.