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Downtown Open

Downtown Huntsville The Downtown Open, presented by Crunkleton: Commercial Real Estate Group, is an urban putt putt course in Downtown Huntsville overflowing with creativity. There are more than 25 holes this year! Our sponsors Alabama Organ Center, American Society of Landscape Architects, Belk Hudson Lofts/ The Avenue, Business Interiors, Embassy Suites by Hilton Huntsville Hotel & Spa, Environmental Systems Corporation, Essential Church Huntsville, Graham & Company of Huntsville, Harrison Brothers Hardware, Haufe, Image In A Box, Johnson Partners, Inc. Martinson & Beason, P.C. Maynard Cooper & Gale PC /Atty, Office Environments, Old Town Beer Exchange, REMAX Alliance Huntsville & Madison, Rocket City Federal Credit Union, Sam & Greg's Pizzeria, Gelateria, Sarai Services Group, Signature Healthcare of Whitesburg Gardens, Siniard, Timberlake & League, P.C. Sunset Landing Golf Course, THE BOTTLE, The Fret Shop, Inc. Thrive Alabama, Von Braun Center, and Whitesburg Baptist Church - Whitesburg Academy ...design and decor… Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1635762440081654/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, June 24, 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. Friday, June 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. Friday, June 24, 2016, 7:00 AM – Saturday, June 25, 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. Friday, June 24, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Dog Days of Summer - Clifford the Big Red Dog

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, June 20th through Saturday, June 25th Clifford the Big Red Dog will be our special guest! Make your own dog collar and Clifford ears! Hear a Clifford story or watch it on the big screen! 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. Friday, June 24, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Frozen Fun: Summer Theatre Camp

Educational & Lecture Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater and Academy offers Early Childhood Camps for ages 3-4. Frozen Fun will be June 20-24 from 9:00am – 11:30am. Do you want to build a snowman? Cool off for the summer in this Frozen fun class. Campers will explore a frozen wonderland filled with familiar characters and friendly faces. Lots of interactive games in this winter inspired adventure. Let It Go summer heat! Blue card required before first class. Must be potty-trained. Email candice.cooper@fantasyplayhouse.com or call (256) 539-6829 for more information. Venue/ Attraction: Fantasy Playhouse Arts Center. Cost: $135. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, June 24, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

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. Friday, June 24, 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. Friday, June 24, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Magic Tree House: Animals Rising K-3rd Grade

Educational & Lecture What better way to explore the playhouses at the Garden than with Jack and Annie from the Magic Tree House book series? This week we will focus on the books about animals and where they live. Registration for this camp is closed.  Please contact Misty Hertzig if you would like to be put on a waiting list. 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=258. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, June 24, 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. Friday, June 24, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Summer Camp - Gross Out Camp

Educational & Lecture Burritt is proud to announce our partnership with Fresh Air Family as we present Gross Out Camp!  We are excited to host the Birmingham-based group as they bring their special blend of “Ewww!” and “Awesome!” to Huntsville.  We’ll take science out of the textbook and into our hands as we take a closer look at the wonderful and weird things that make up the world around us.  The Burritt staff and Fresh Air Family’s expert teachers will show you the ickiest things to love about biology, chemistry, and environmental science.  The fun experiments, dynamic demonstrations, and plenty of outdoor exploration will show all our campers that gross can be great! Extended Day Available... Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/summer-camp-gross-out-camp. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, June 24, 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. Friday, June 24, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit rocketcenter.com.

Superheroes Save Rocket City: Summer Theatre Camp

Educational & Lecture Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater and Academy offers June Full Day Camps for ages 5 – 15. Session 3: June 20-24 is Superheroes Save Rocket City! Students are divided into groups by age and spend the week in a fun atmosphere exploring the elements of performance during a super adventure theme week! This camp will be located in the Academy for Academics and Arts at 4800 Sparkman Drive NW Huntsville, AL. Email candice.cooper@fantasyplayhouse.com or call (256) 539-6829 for more information. 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. Friday, June 24, 2016, 9:00 AM – 3:00 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. Friday, June 24, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 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. Friday, June 24, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Fern Bell Recreation Center 107 A Sanders Road Huntsville, AL 35802.

Community Open Market

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Join us at Aldridge Creek Terrace for an open market featuring local vendors, food booths and much more.  Enjoy various art & crafts, jewelry and boutiques. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, June 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 10310 Bailey Cove Road SE Huntsville, AL 35803.

Painting Classes for Adults

Educational & Lecture Jennifer teaches “Art where you are”. Students are invited to bring something they are currently working on, or begin work on a suggested still life provided in the studio. Jennifer focuses on a limited use of color palette and value. Students are asked to bring their own tools. More info: www.lowemill.net Located in Jennifer Taylor Studio, Studio 203 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. To register, please contact Jennifer at 931-993-8891. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, June 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Seeds To Sprouts: Pirates Arrrgh Great!

Educational & Lecture Enjoy exciting stories, crafts, learning activities, and walks (weather permitting) in the Garden with your little Sprout! Each class explores a different topic to get your little one experiencing nature and all it has to offer. All classes will be in the Anderson Education Center Classroom (the building with the Purdy Butterfly House) so please allow for a few extra minutes to get down there! June 24: Pirates Arrrgh Great! July 8: Adventures in the Enchanted Forest July 29: Island Adventures (This date was changed from the 22nd.) Pre-registration is encouraged. You can register below or on the phone at 256-837-4104. $8 for first child, $5 for each additional sibling in the same family. Parents free with membership or Garden admission. Take advantage of our Frequent “Sprouters” Program and earn a free class for every three paid classes that you attend. Pick up your card at the next class. Contact our Education Department for more info at 256-837-4104 or mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $8 for first child, $5 for each additional sibling in the same family. 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=258. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, June 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 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. Friday, June 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Goldsmith-Schiffman Gym 1210 Taylor Rd Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763.

Kids’ Wheel-Throwing Class

Educational & Lecture Clay is a wonderful medium to capture and catalyze a child’s creativity, and the wheel is a fascinating tool that presents a unique way to let that clay and creativity work their magic. This four-week course covers the basic steps in wheel throwing. Your child will learn how to hold their hands to let the clay form into a bowl as it spins on the wheel, and about the long history of humans and pottery. On the last day of class, students will learn the science behind the ceramic glazing process. This class meets for four 1-hour sessions once a week. The fee includes instruction, tools, clay, glazing, and firing. We ask that you bring an apron and a towel large enough to drape across your child’s lap. PLEASE NOTE: Online registration closes 1 day before the start day of the class. This class begins on June 10 and ends July 8; we skip the week of July 1. More info: www.lowemill.net Located in DesignbyHart Pottery Studio 2009 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Sara Bowen at sarabowenpottery@gmail.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $90. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, June 24, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Public Radio 101- Broadcasting Basics

Downtown Huntsville Sponsored by WLRH this series looks at what it takes to be a Public Broadcaster and how you can become one. 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. Friday, June 24, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Astronaut Lunch

Educational & Lecture Have lunch with an astronaut! Meet astronauts each Friday at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Tickets available at rocketcenter.com. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: $25. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.spacecampstore.com/Events-Astronaut-Lunch/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, June 24, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

9th Annual PME Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament

Fundraisers The PME Education Foundation will host its 9th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on June 24, 2016, Friday, 1:00 p.m. at Colonial Golf Course in Meridianville, AL. The foundation has given several scholarships to various high school seniors since 2007. Please come out and support this event where we are saving lives by educating lives. Great Fun! Great Prizes! Great Food! All net proceeds will go to fund scholarships for 2016-2017 school year. Contact Tom Patrick at 256.882.0231 or Doris Ellison at 256.852.0485 to participate in the tournament. You can visit www.pmefoundation.com for more information. Cost: $75. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, June 24, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Colonial Golf Course 400 Colonial Dr Meridianville, Al 35759.

After School Art Class with Eleonora Stein

Educational & Lecture During art classes, children will experiment and produce work in many art forms like painting, drawing, sculpting, constructing, etc. Our main goal is to provide our students with a safe and creative environment so they feel free use their imagination and explore the art world. Artis Studio’s programs encourage deep connection with works of art and artistic expression.  More info: www.lowemill.net Ages 4-7: 1:30-2:45PM, Open Class: 3:00-4:00PM. located in Artis Studio, Studio 312 on Third Floor at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Eleonora Stein at 256-272-1625. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $12. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, June 24, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 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. Friday, June 24, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Center 4600 Blue Spring Rd Huntsville, AL 35801.

Friday Night Flights Beer Sampling

Downtown Huntsville Kick off your weekend with a free beer tasting on Friday nights from 5-7pm in our Specialty department. Sample a flight from one of our eclectic breweries and you may just find your new favorite weekend brew. Venue/ Attraction: Whole Foods Market Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, June 24, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Watercolor Class with Yuri Ozaki

Educational & Lecture In this course, the instructor will guide students through the fundamental steps of watercolor painting: under-drawing, initial paint application, and layering. The course also introduces techniques for conveying more complicated imagery in different styles including wet on wet, dry brush, and gradation of hue. No prior experience is needed. Students complete the course with a functional grasp of watercolor painting processes and techniques and will have completed 1-2 paintings by applying course concepts to reference photographs. More info: www.lowemill.net Studio 307 on Third Floor Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Yuri Ozaki at 256-665-8736. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $40. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, June 24, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Parent's Night Out!

Kids Do you need a date night, or just some quiet time at home? Drop the kiddos off with us! We jump and play in the arena on our various inflatables. We eat pizza dinner and have a special dessert. We color, create and play games while our food is settling. THEN we will end the evening with a GLOW party with music and dancing. If the kiddos are tired, they are welcome to watch a movie to settle down. When you pick them up they will be tired, fed and ready for bed! We have this event the 4th Friday of the month. Ages potty-trained and up. (Strictly enforced). Socks and a signed waiver are required for this event. Venue/ Attraction: Pump It Up. Cost: $25/child and $20/sibling. Event Web Link: http://pumpitupparty.com/events-and-activities/huntsville-al. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, June 24, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Watercolors & Wine in the Herb Garden

Social Events & More Painting and sipping wine classes are popular and the Garden is the perfect inspiration! Painting is therapeutic and a great way to relax, No art experience is necessary as artist Steve Shears guides the group in creating masterpieces. Sample refreshing wines, snack on appetizers and unwind while you paint. All materials are provided. This class is the first in a series of four, each taking place in a different area of the Garden. Select the classes you want or sign up for all four. The class will meet at the Garden Railway and class attendees may walk or be shuttled to the Garden classroom. Contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org or 256-830-4447, ext. 241. with questions. May 20: Aquatic Garden June 24: Herb Garden July 22: Fern Glade. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Members $30, Non-Members $35. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&type=calendar&viewMoreType=events&typeID=262. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, June 24, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Paint Along for Teens & Adults: TARDIS

Museums, Studios & Galleries Create your own perfect addition for your Dr. Who collection. We’ll use a template to draw our TARDIS. I’ll paint along with you and demonstrate different techniques as we go.  Students will be able to choose paint colors and experiment. Creativity and self-expression are encouraged! Ages 12+ recommended. All supplies are provided. Please dress to make a mess. More info: www.lowemill.net Located in ChromAddict Studio 2025 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Carrie Alderfer at 256-683-5554. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $35. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, June 24, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 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. Friday, June 24, 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. Friday, June 24, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Challenger Gym 13555 Chaney Thompson Rd 35803.

Comic Science Improv's Monthly Show: Entertaining You On The Spot Since 2012!

Kids Comic Science Improv is a north-Alabama-based troupe of actors who perform hilarious sketches based on suggestions given by the audience. Our shows are appropriate for all audiences, and consist of a collection of short scenes in which we play improv “games” — anything from speaking only in questions to reinterpreting favorite movies — based on suggestions from the audience. You tell us what to do, we make it hilarious. If you’ve ever seen “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” “Thank God You’re Here” or “Trust Us With Your Life,” you have some idea of what we do, but our shows are made better by the fact that our scene suggestions are coming from YOU, and not some Hollywood studio audience! Cost: $7 @ the door, online $6 each or $20 for 4, children 8 & under free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, June 24, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Crosswinds Church Madison Campus 29768 Huntsville-Brownsferry Rd Madison, AL 35757.

Mary Poppins

Performing Arts & Film The ever popular, most-loved, practically-perfect Nanny Mary Poppins flies to the Independent Musical Productions' stage this summer for what will surely be a magical event. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she teaches the family how to value each other again. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins includes a score filled with timeless classics such as “Jolly Holiday” “Step in Time” and the Academy Award®-winning “Chim-Chim Cher-ee” June 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 @ 7:30PM June 19, 26 @ 2:30PM. Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Cost: $18 - $30. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, June 24, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM.

Epic Comedy Hour

Performing Arts & Film Epic Comedy Hour is a standup comedy show held every 4th Friday at Flying Monkey Theatre at Lowe Mill. The show is $8 and BYOB. Epic brings standup comedians from all over the country to perform in what has been called "a really awesome show" by lots of people. Really, lots. epiccomedyhour.com facebook.com/epiccomedyhour. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $8. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, June 24, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Live music at the Furniture Factory

Music Live music at the Furniture Factory. Venue/ Attraction: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, June 24, 2016, 8:00 PM – Saturday, June 25, 2016, 12:00 AM.

King's Haze

Downtown Huntsville Live music at the Lumberyard! Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, June 24, 2016, 9:00 PM – Saturday, June 25, 2016, 1:00 AM.

Contagan

Music Live music at The Page! Venue/ Attraction: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, June 24, 2016, 9:30 PM – Saturday, June 25, 2016, 1:30 AM.

Crawfish Boil

Music Crawfish Boil & live music at The Page! Venue/ Attraction: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016.

Con Kasterborous 2016: North Alabama's Doctor Who Convention

Downtown Huntsville For more than fifty years, the BBC series Doctor Who has been entertaining audiences with the travels of the alien time traveler known as the Doctor through space and time. This June 25th and 26th will find the TARDIS making its fifth landing right here in Huntsville at Con Kasterborous, taking place at the Embassy Suites Downtown, Fans will have the opportunity to meet a number of people who have worked on the series. These include actors Colin Baker who played the Sixth Doctor, Frazer Hines who played the Second Doctor's companion Jamie McCrimmon, and returning guest Caitilin Blackwood who played the younger version of the Doctor's companion Amy Pond (who was played by her real-life cousin Karen Gillan). Other guests include Andrew Cartmel who was the show's lead writer between 1987 and 1989, artist Kelly Yates who contributed to the IDW and Titan Doctor Who comics and actress/writer Ellie Collins. In addition to the various guests the convention will have this year, fans can also look forward to even… Cost: 2 Day Membership--Adult (Saturday & Sunday) $60; 2 Day Membership – Child (Saturday & Sunday for children aged 7 – 13) PLEASE NOTE: Children must be accompanied by an adult! $30.00; 2 Day Membership – Child (Saturday & Sunday for children aged 6 and under) PLEASE NOTE: Children must be accompanied by an adult! FREE. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016 – Sunday, June 26, 2016. Embassy Suites Downtime 800 Monroe Street, Huntsville, Alabama, 35801.

Downtown Open

Downtown Huntsville The Downtown Open, presented by Crunkleton: Commercial Real Estate Group, is an urban putt putt course in Downtown Huntsville overflowing with creativity. There are more than 25 holes this year! Our sponsors Alabama Organ Center, American Society of Landscape Architects, Belk Hudson Lofts/ The Avenue, Business Interiors, Embassy Suites by Hilton Huntsville Hotel & Spa, Environmental Systems Corporation, Essential Church Huntsville, Graham & Company of Huntsville, Harrison Brothers Hardware, Haufe, Image In A Box, Johnson Partners, Inc. Martinson & Beason, P.C. Maynard Cooper & Gale PC /Atty, Office Environments, Old Town Beer Exchange, REMAX Alliance Huntsville & Madison, Rocket City Federal Credit Union, Sam & Greg's Pizzeria, Gelateria, Sarai Services Group, Signature Healthcare of Whitesburg Gardens, Siniard, Timberlake & League, P.C. Sunset Landing Golf Course, THE BOTTLE, The Fret Shop, Inc. Thrive Alabama, Von Braun Center, and Whitesburg Baptist Church - Whitesburg Academy ...design and decor… Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1635762440081654/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 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. Saturday, June 25, 2016.

DAR Track and Field Team Pancake Breakfast

Fundraisers DAR Track and Field Team Carryout Pancake Breakfast Saturday, June 25th 6am until 9am Pickup at Street Rod Garage Parking lot in Main Street, Grant $10- 3 pancakes, 2 bacon, 2 syrup, utensil pack $1- coffee. Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM. Street Rod Garage Main Street Grant, AL.

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, June 25, 2016, 7:00 AM – Sunday, June 26, 2016, 6:00 AM.

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, June 25, 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, June 25, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Trinity Baptist Church 1088 Hughes Road Madison, AL 35758.

Pesky Piranha Youth Triathlon

Health & Wellness Fourth annual Youth Triathlon for kids 14 and under. There are three race divisions: 8 and under, 9-11 and 12-14. USA Triathlon sanctioned. Race start is 8am. Cost: $25. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Piedmont Pool 509 Homewood Drive Huntsville, AL 35801.

Healthy Huntsville Class - Fitness DEFY’D Fit Camp

Fitness DEFY’D Fit Camp with J’Que - The ultimate total body conditioning and Interval training program. This class includes alternating body sculpt moves and aerobic exercises that offer body-shaping, fat-burning, and strength training for overall fitness! A typical class combines short drills and incorporates several training styles to include basic strengthening and toning exercises such as push ups, dips, squats, crunches and lunges. Demonstrators: *A person from the city will be there to help with any technical issues. *Equipment provided:  Sound (1 headset wireless microphone, speakers, music console, mp3 cord) available. *Demonstrators and participants bring any other equipment.   Even though a mp3 cord is provided, we recommend you bring your own mp3/iphone cord to ensure compatibility with the sound system. For more information, visit:  http://ourvalleyevents.com/healthy-huntsville. Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park East. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Brickapalooza

Downtown Huntsville Brickapalooza will fill the Downtown Huntsville Library with creativity on Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 26, from 1 to 5 p.m. Enjoy elaborate LEGO displays, bingo and trivia games, and ample opportunities to build your own LEGO creations. Duplos and Minecraft will be part of the fun, too. This family-friendly event will showcase models built by members of the Tennessee Valley LEGO® Club, a group of adult LEGO enthusiasts, and local First LEGO League robotics teams. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Cost: $5; children age 3 and younger admitted free. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.hmcpl.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Dog Days of Summer - Clifford the Big Red Dog

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, June 20th through Saturday, June 25th Clifford the Big Red Dog will be our special guest! Make your own dog collar and Clifford ears! Hear a Clifford story or watch it on the big screen! 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, June 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Celebrating Summer Solstice Hot Yoga in the Park

Health & Wellness CALLING ALL YOGIS!:
 CELEBRATING THE SUMMER SOLSTICE at Creekwood Park - class starts at 9:00am Located at: 360A Harvestwood Court Huntsville, AL 35758/ Madison AL What to Bring: Bring your yoga mat and big towel Bring your cooler with refreshing beverages for during and after class, lawn chairs, sunscreen, sunglasses. Free Event: RSVP on online! or Call 256-509-7755 :http://bikramhotyogahuntsville.com. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Creekwood Park/ Indian Creek Greenway 360A Harvestwood Court Huntsville, AL 35758.

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, June 25, 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, June 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 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. Saturday, June 25, 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, June 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. Saturday, June 25, 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, June 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Health and Fitness Fair

Health & Wellness The Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church will host a health and fitness fair. The event is free and open to the public. “Improving our health and fitness are topics that everyone is interested in right now. Our Senior Missionary Society wanted to bring together local health experts in one location to share this important message. This is also an opportunity to help people who may not typically go to a healthcare provider regularly and it's FREE,” said Patricia Brewer, Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church Senior Missionary Society president. The Health and Fitness Fair will include the following: • The Huntsville Hospital Mobile Unit (Staffed by Athens-Limestone Hospital professionals) will perform blood glucose, cholesterol, bone density and blood pressure screenings • Sarrell Dental • Alzheimer Association of Madison County • Kavita Kumar, Registered Pharmacist and Certified Health Coach • Continental Health Alliance • Natural Food Professionals • Essential Oil Experts. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Pincham-Lincoln Center 606 Trinity Circle Athens, AL.

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, June 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Cullom Corner Market

Social Events & More Cullom Corner Market is a new marketplace in the Hampton Cove area that supports local businesses and the Wings of Faith Foundation. Join us for shopping, food & fun! Over 20 vendors, a live model search, giveaways, ice cream truck, face painting, live martial arts demos, chair massages, live t-shirt printing from Green Pea Press & more! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 2700 Cullom Blvd. Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763.

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, June 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

ARTist's Pride

Museums, Studios & Galleries A Huntsville Pride event where artist's, bakers, performers, and vendors of all kinds are invited to share their rainbow creations. Please stop by for a fun day of rainbow art, including activities YOU can participate in, at this all-inclusive community event! While you're here, grab lunch from Chef Jen next door at Goin' To The Dogs with a chicken or veggie quesadilla meal for only $6. All food proceeds will go to AFK Cat Rescue. Are you an artist or vendor? Please contact RhiannonMBacon@gmail.com for more information on participating or call The ARTery at 256-534-7887 if you're ready to reserve your spot. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The ARTery 816 Wellman Ave. Huntsville, AL.

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, June 25, 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. 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, June 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Try It! Wheel-Throwing Mini-Workshop

Museums, Studios & Galleries Come unwind with the wheel by letting your hands play. This quick introduction to throwing on the potter’s wheel is a great chance to try something new or ignite a new passion. We’ll spend two hours in a laid back, single-session workshop, working on the basics of wheel-throwing. You will not have a finished piece by the end of the class. The fee for this course covers 2 hours of instruction, tools, and clay. If you throw a piece you really love during our session, you have the option to come back to DesignByHart studio two weeks later to glaze your pot for $5, then pick it up in two weeks. More info: www.lowemill.net Located in DesignbyHart Pottery Studio 2009 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment.  Contact Sara Bowen at sarabowenpottery@gmail.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $40. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 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, June 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Optimist Recreation Center 703 Oakwood Ave Huntsville, AL 35811.

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, June 25, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville Route.

Make-A-Wish Alabama Wish Granter Training

Educational & Lecture Wish Granters, working in teams of two, attend to the details of granting a wish. They work directly with children to ascertain and plan wishes, and work creatively to seek in-kind goods and services to implement the wish. The nature of each child’s wish determines the level of the Wish Granter’s involvement. Wish Granters are asked to attend this training, work on three wishes per year, and may be asked to drive up to two hours for the wish. Come to the training, and learn all about the way wish granters integrate into the child's wish! Venue/ Attraction: Madison Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

CANCELED - 1864 Reenactment Baseball Game

Museums, Studios & Galleries Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

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, June 25, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Saturdays at The BRIC - June Calendar

Educational & Lecture Every Saturday in June – FREE classes for all TEENS! Fun stuff such as: Discover Your Uniqueness, Dress for Success, Financial Literacy, Comedy Writer’s Workshop and Showcase, Leadership, Resume & Interview Skills, and How to be an Entrepreneur! See calendar for exact times. Come and 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, June 25, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Brats & Brews - and a little Blues

Music Nothing is better than delicious brats, craft beer, and a little southern blues music. On Saturday, June 25, the Stone Event Center at Campus No. 805 will host its first Brats & Brews festival. Admission is FREE! We'll have plenty of great food and beer for purchase - provided by Straight to Ale, Yellowhammer, and Silver Spoon Catering. Featured music by the fantastic Tres Locos and the Dawn Osborne Band. School's out for summer, so come on down to Campus No. 805 and join us for Brats & Brews - and a little Blues from 3 - 8 p.m. in the Campus Cafeteria and patio. Venue/ Attraction: Campus 805. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://campus805.com/event/brats-and-brews/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Dixie Derby Girls Bout

Kids This is our fourth bout of the season and we are on fire! Come out and check out your local roller derby teams! The Rocket City Rebels, our juniors will start off the night at 4:30 and the adults will follow at 7. We will have food trucks and snacks available. This is fun for the whole family. See you there! Venue/ Attraction: National Speleological Society. Cost: $12 in advance/$15 at door. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Roller Derby Double Header

Sports Roller Derby Double Header: Doors open @4:00pm Rocket City Rebels @4:30pm Dixie Derby Girls @7:00pm Local Food Trucks on site. Cost: Adults $12 in Advance, $15 at the door Kids 7-12, $3 Kids under 7, FREE. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. NSS Center 6001 Pulaski Pike NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35810.

Dinner & A Movie

Performing Arts & Film Thanks to our sponsored by Landers McLarty CJD Huntsville and THE VALLEY'S CW, Huntsville’s trendiest #FoodTruckPark will be hosting an 80’s Movie Summer Series. Join Pinhook Provisions on the 3rd Saturday of every month, starting June 18th through September 17th, at 5-9pm for this epic outdoor family event. Trucks will vary from month to month in order to bring you the tastiest variety that the Huntsville area #FoodTrucks have to offer. Wondering what movies are playing? Well, that's up to you! We've set up a poll to VOTE for your favorite 80's films. Simply cast your VOTE by clicking this link: https://apps.agorapulse.com/app/go/68963/68239 Like...Totally! Venue/ Attraction: Pinhook Provisions Street Food Park. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Average Joe's Recording Artist, Charlie Farley, to Headline YNOT'S in Decatur

Music Blending southern swagger with a backwoods twist, Average Joes’ recording artist, Charlie Farley, is bringing his unique blend of country and hip-hop sounds to YNot’s in Decatur, AL Saturday, June 25. Charlie raps about everything from drinking in mud holes to getting crazy on the back roads. The show will debut some of the brand-new songs like "Southern Summertime" from his sophomore album, All I’ve Been Through, that released April 8. For additional information visit https://www.facebook.com/ynotswateringhole/events. ABOUT CHARLIE FARLEY: Arkansas native, Charlie Farley, is a talented songwriter, singer and rapper. Farley averages of over 2 million streams a month on Pandora alone, plus millions more on YouTube, Spotify and other streaming services. His first album, "Hog Heaven," showcased his unorthodox style which quickly earned him a cult following online. As comfortable on stage as he is in a bass boat, Charlie, a champion angler, will be part of the Walmart FLW/ Walmart BFL (Fishing League Worldw… Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. YNOT'S 3417 Highway 31 S, Decatur, Alabama 35603.

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, June 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Taproom Music Tour at Salty Nut Brewery

Downtown Huntsville We like to think of Taproom Music Tours as Ted Talks for music. Six artists or bands play for half an hour each so you can sample several musical styles while hanging out at a taproom trying different beer styles! On June 25th, you can hear Jason Humphress, Josh and Judy Allison, Rayvon Pettis, Eric Bolander music, Derek Spencer, and India Ramey. Salty Nut Brewery is hosting and serving up the craft beer. Check back with us for the next location of the Taproom Music Tour! Note there is a $5 cover charge for this event. Venue/ Attraction: Salty Nut Brewery. Cost: $5. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1735695733353992/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

An Evening in the Cove: a Farm to Table Dining Experience

Fundraisers Join Nexus Energy Center for an evening in the cove… This exclusive farm-to-table event will provide a unique, fun dining experience while teaching guests about the importance of environment sustainability. We chose McMullen Cove’s breathtaking atmosphere as the perfect backdrop for such an occasion, surrounding guests with the natural beauty of Alabama’s mountains and valleys. This special event will raise environmental awareness while cultivating a strong sense of community. This multi-course menu will be crafted from only the finest local ingredients, provided by community farmers and suppliers. Diners will enjoy a delicious meal created by local chef and restaurant owner, Margaret Baggett. Margaret operates Hampton Cove’s very own The Chef Next Door, providing the community with delicious, freshly prepared southern fare. After training under one of Birmingham’s top chefs and graduating at the top of her class from the Culinary Institute of Virginia College, she developed a very strong background in… Cost: $100 per seat, $175 per couple, $700 per table. Event Web Link: http://www.nexusenergycenter.org/cove/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. McMullen Cove 38 McMullen Lane Gurley, AL 35748.

Ty Gracey at The BRIC

Kids Recent Huntsville High School graduate, Ty Gracey, will be performing a free concert! Venue/ Attraction: The BRIC. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Mary Poppins

Performing Arts & Film The ever popular, most-loved, practically-perfect Nanny Mary Poppins flies to the Independent Musical Productions' stage this summer for what will surely be a magical event. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she teaches the family how to value each other again. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins includes a score filled with timeless classics such as “Jolly Holiday” “Step in Time” and the Academy Award®-winning “Chim-Chim Cher-ee” June 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 @ 7:30PM June 19, 26 @ 2:30PM. Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Cost: $18 - $30. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM.

Mickey Gilley

Downtown Huntsville Big Spring Entertainment presents Mickey Gilley in the VBC Mark C. Smith Concert Hall June 25th at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 15th at 10am. All seats are reserved for $62.50, $52.50 & $42.50. Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com by phone at 800-745-3000 and all Ticketmaster outlets. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $62.50, $52.50 & $42.50. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM.

Clockwork Comedy And Air Sex Competition

Performing Arts & Film This month Clockwork Comedy presents a double feature show! First your usual comedy show features an all-lady lineup, hosted by Jen Lenny. Following the comedy show is the one, the only Air Sex Championship! Two shows, one night, see you there! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $12. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Live music at the Furniture Factory

Music Live music at the Furniture Factory. Venue/ Attraction: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 8:00 PM – Sunday, June 26, 2016, 12:00 AM.

Traditions & Pathways: An Evening of Dance & Music

Museums, Studios & Galleries Saturday June 25th 8pm $10 at the Flying Monkey at Lowe Mill in Huntsville AL! Amel Tafsout and Artemis Mourat will be featured in the show. Ishmael, a world class kanun player plus Tzignal Orkestar will be playing live music for much of the show. Also dancing will be Petite Jamilla and Majda Anwar and other friends of Lumani Dance Theatre and The Lunatic Fringe. We will also have guest musicians who are attending our workshop at Nomadic Tapestry playing in the show. And as our tradition demands, we will be finishing with a an Open Dance Floor to live music! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM.

Lost in Bass VI

Museums, Studios & Galleries Off the heels of Lost in Bass III, Room3Productions is happy to announce Lost in Bass IV – Glow and Flow! We highly encourage you to bring hoops, poi, and other flow toys! Set Times: 9pm-10pm – DJ Ozone (Electro) 10pm-11pm – DwNBeat (Drum and Bass) 11pm-12am – 26carat (Future Bass/Trap) 12am-1am – DJ Tactic (Trap) 1am-2am – WHiPLASH (Dubstep) 2am-3am – Rudamentary (Breaks) The “Lost in Bass” concept was brainstormed and created by R3P to bring Huntsville’s local EDM culture & talent together. It helps create an outlet for local DJ’s to express their love for music and show off these skills to their peers at a safe and friendly venue, Lowe Mill A&E. We strive to bring you a diversified event with “Huntsville’s Best DJ’s” “Crazy New Themes” “Today’s Hottest Tracks” and a “Complex Visual Experience” you’ll enjoy! Keep on the lookout for many more exciting events! Tickets: $10 Other info:  18 + To enter 21 +. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 8:30 PM – Sunday, June 26, 2016, 12:00 AM.

Rayvon Pettis & India Ramey

Downtown Huntsville Live music at A.M. Booth's Lumberyard! Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 9:00 PM – Sunday, June 26, 2016, 1:00 AM.

Downtown Open

Downtown Huntsville The Downtown Open, presented by Crunkleton: Commercial Real Estate Group, is an urban putt putt course in Downtown Huntsville overflowing with creativity. There are more than 25 holes this year! Our sponsors Alabama Organ Center, American Society of Landscape Architects, Belk Hudson Lofts/ The Avenue, Business Interiors, Embassy Suites by Hilton Huntsville Hotel & Spa, Environmental Systems Corporation, Essential Church Huntsville, Graham & Company of Huntsville, Harrison Brothers Hardware, Haufe, Image In A Box, Johnson Partners, Inc. Martinson & Beason, P.C. Maynard Cooper & Gale PC /Atty, Office Environments, Old Town Beer Exchange, REMAX Alliance Huntsville & Madison, Rocket City Federal Credit Union, Sam & Greg's Pizzeria, Gelateria, Sarai Services Group, Signature Healthcare of Whitesburg Gardens, Siniard, Timberlake & League, P.C. Sunset Landing Golf Course, THE BOTTLE, The Fret Shop, Inc. Thrive Alabama, Von Braun Center, and Whitesburg Baptist Church - Whitesburg Academy ...design and decor… Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1635762440081654/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, June 26, 2016.

Encounters: Dustin Farnsworth

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on intriguing three-dimensional art of this emerging North Carolina artist. Farnsworth’s hand-carved figurative sculptures encapsulate the artist’s interests in character, story, craft, mechanics, composition, empathy, and social commentary. The artist sees his work as far more than sculpture – he fills his roles of architect, storyteller, cinematographer to construct detailed, immersive experiences that lead the viewer deep into a visual narrative. As he puts it, “I create lush, emotionally charged rabbit holes to fall into and explore.” Organized by HMA. Gallery Walk and Reception with Dan Farnsworth Sunday, June 26, 2:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, June 26, 2016 – Sunday, October 30, 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, June 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. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 7:00 AM – Monday, June 27, 2016, 6:00 AM.

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, June 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 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. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit rocketcenter.com.

Intro to Metal Clay

Museums, Studios & Galleries Make your own metal pendant! In this class, students will learn the basics of working with silver metal clay by constructing a textured pendant with a bail. Skills learned include the proper method for working with metal clay, adding textures, wet & dry construction techniques, finishing, firing and working with patinas. Class fee includes the use of all tools needed during the class and the silver metal clay. All tools will be provided for use during the class so students will not need to bring anything to the class. More info: www.lowemill.com Located in Cindy Miller Studio 326 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Cindy Miller at cmiller@cindymiller.com to reserve your place. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $175. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Freedom Celebration

Downtown Huntsville This event is hosted by Grace Lutheran Ministries with a goal of honoring military veterans and those currently serving in the Armed Forces. The event will begin with a worship service at 10 a.m. Food trucks will be available for food and drink. LIFESouth Bloodmobile will be present to collect blood donations. Local musicians will provide special music in the afternoon. The event is family friendly and open to persons of all ages -- births through senior adults. Participants are asked to bring their own chairs for seating. Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park East. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 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, June 26, 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, June 26, 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, June 26, 2016, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Armed Forces Week at Burritt on the Mountain

Museums, Studios & Galleries Burritt on the Mountain would like to thank the members of our Armed Forces for their service! All Active Duty Military and their immediate families will be admitted to Burritt on the Mountain free of charge during Armed Forces Week. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/armed-forces-week-1. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, June 26, 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 advice on a current project. Students will bring their own project (and supplies/tools) and 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. The kiln will be available during the open studio time but firings will depend on readiness of projects and type of metals being used. 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).  More info: www.lowemill.net Located in Cindy Mill Studio 326 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Cindy Miller at cmiller@cindymiller.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $100 (or $25 per hour). Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Brickapalooza

Downtown Huntsville Brickapalooza will fill the Downtown Huntsville Library with creativity on Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 26, from 1 to 5 p.m. Enjoy elaborate LEGO displays, bingo and trivia games, and ample opportunities to build your own LEGO creations. Duplos and Minecraft will be part of the fun, too. This family-friendly event will showcase models built by members of the Tennessee Valley LEGO® Club, a group of adult LEGO enthusiasts, and local First LEGO League robotics teams. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? No. Cost: $5; children age 3 and younger admitted free. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.hmcpl.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Docent-led, Public Tour of Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art

Downtown Huntsville Join us for a docent-led public for the closing of our Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art exhibition on June 26 at 1 p.m.! Engage in an interactive experience that will help you to develop a new appreciation for the visual arts. As they lead you through the various works, our docents will assist you in further understanding and enjoying the Down Home exhibition. Docent-led tours are open to the public and are the price of regular Museum admission. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: Free for Museum members, Included in cost of admission for non-members. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, June 26, 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, June 26, 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, June 26, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Step It Up Dancers

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join Anne Sentell and her Step it up Dancers for rousing jigs, reels and toe-tapping fun! Join them for great exercise and balance-strengthening with this high-stepping group. Everyone is welcome to join in because they can teach you! 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. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Gallery Walk and Opening Reception for Encounters: Dustin Farnsworth

Downtown Huntsville Join HMA for a gallery walk and opening reception with Encounters artist Dustin Farnsworth June 26 at 2 p.m. The program will begin in the Grisham Gallery. The HMA docents will host a reception in the Richard & Roper Room following the program. Entrance is free for Museum members and included in the regular cost of admission for non-members. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: Free for Museum members, Included with cost of admission for non-members. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Opening Reception for Encounters: Dustin Farnsworth

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on intriguing three-dimensional art of this emerging North Carolina artist. Farnsworth’s hand-carved figurative sculptures encapsulate the artist’s interests in character, story, craft, mechanics, composition, empathy, and social commentary. The artist sees his work as far more than sculpture – he fills his roles of architect, storyteller, cinematographer to construct detailed, immersive experiences that lead the viewer deep into a visual narrative. As he puts it, “I create lush, emotionally charged rabbit holes to fall into and explore.” Organized by HMA. Gallery Walk and Reception with Dan Farnsworth Sunday, June 26, 2:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mary Poppins

Performing Arts & Film The ever popular, most-loved, practically-perfect Nanny Mary Poppins flies to the Independent Musical Productions' stage this summer for what will surely be a magical event. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she teaches the family how to value each other again. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins includes a score filled with timeless classics such as “Jolly Holiday” “Step in Time” and the Academy Award®-winning “Chim-Chim Cher-ee” June 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 @ 7:30PM June 19, 26 @ 2:30PM. Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Cost: $18 - $30. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

2nd Annual Microwave Dave Day

Music The second annual Microwave Dave Day celebration will be held at A.M. Booth’s Lumberyard in downtown Huntsville on June 26, 2016 from 3 PM until 10 PM with a suggested donation of $10. There will be a kid-zone and Green Pea Press will be printing MDD shirts on site! Alcoholic beverages will be sold by AM Booth's Lumberyard with food available by The Kiln, Humphreys Food Truck, and Back Alley Bistro Food Truck. No outside food, beverages or coolers will be allowed. Free water will be made available. Only service animals will be permitted. This family-friendly event will feature performances from some of our finest local musicians: *Huntsville Community Drumline *The Connection *Guitar Lab from the Lee High School Magnet Program *John Nickel of Nickel Cigar Box Guitars *Toy Shop *KUSH *All Star Jam *James Irvin Trio *Microwave Dave and The Nukes Huge thanks to all of our Sponsors! Event Sponsor - Star Super Market and Discount Pharmacy VIP Hospitality Sponsor - Humphreys Bar and Grill Vol… Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Cost: $10 Suggested Donation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Josh Allison Sunday Night Live

Music Live music at Humphrey's! Venue/ Attraction: Humphreys Bar and Grill. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

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, June 26, 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, June 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. Monday, June 27, 2016, 7:00 AM – Tuesday, June 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. Monday, June 27, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Dog Days of Summer - Military 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, June 27th through Saturday, July 2nd we will be honoring Military Dogs. Learn about our country’s Hero Dogs! Kids can make their own dog tags using recycled items. 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, June 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Dino-Stories: Summer Theatre Camp

Educational & Lecture Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater and Academy offers Early Childhood Camps for ages 3-4. Dino-Stories will be June 27-July 1 from 9:00am – 11:30am. In this Jurassic-fun class, students will explore stories like Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct, The Good Dinosaur, and If the Dinosaurs Came Back while focusing on teamwork and active listening. Blue card required before first class. Must be potty-trained. Email candice.cooper@fantasyplayhouse.com or call (256) 539-6829 for more information. Venue/ Attraction: Fantasy Playhouse Arts Center. Cost: $135. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, June 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Fantasy Gardening Rising 4th-6th Grade

Educational & Lecture Explore the fantasy world of Middle Earth and beyond in this camp about gardening in the magical realms and how it ties into our own world.  This camp will be hands-on and include time in the Garden to get hands dirty.           Member $200 Non-member $220 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=260. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, June 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Happily Ever After: Summer Theatre Camp

Educational & Lecture Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater and Academy offers June Full Day Camps for ages 5 – 15. Session 4: June 27- July 1 is Happily Ever After. Students are divided into groups by age and spend the week in a fun atmosphere exploring famous fairytales and beloved characters! This camp will be located in the Academy for Academics and Arts at 4800 Sparkman Drive NW Huntsville, AL. Email candice.cooper@fantasyplayhouse.com or call (256) 539-6829 for more information. 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, June 27, 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, June 27, 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. Monday, June 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 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. Monday, June 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Summer Camp - Into the Whimsical Wood

Educational & Lecture Join us for a fun-filled week of exploring the Whimsical Woods at Burritt while learning lots about how things grow.  A real botanist will help us discover what edible and medicinal plants are growing all around us.  We will learn about tree identification and make our own dichotomy key to identify the trees in the Whimsical Woods.  We will also learn about the pharmacy families grew during the 1800’s to help them feel better.  We will do a bit of gardening, plant our own seeds, and make sun prints.  Come ready to learn and play outside. Extended Day Available... Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/summer-camp-into-the-whimsical-wood. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, June 27, 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, June 27, 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, June 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Armed Forces Week at Burritt on the Mountain

Museums, Studios & Galleries Burritt on the Mountain would like to thank the members of our Armed Forces for their service! All Active Duty Military and their immediate families will be admitted to Burritt on the Mountain free of charge during Armed Forces Week. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/armed-forces-week-1. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, June 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Armed Forces Week at Burritt on the Mountain

Museums, Studios & Galleries Burritt on the Mountain would like to thank the members of our Armed Forces for their service! All Active Duty Military and their immediate families will be admitted to Burritt on the Mountain free of charge during Armed Forces Week. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/armed-forces-week-1. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, June 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 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, June 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Fern Bell Recreation Center 107 A Sanders Road Huntsville, AL 35802.

Youth Golf Clinic (8 to 14 years old)

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, June 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Municipal Golf Course 2151 Airport Road Huntsville, AL.

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, June 27, 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, June 27, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

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, June 27, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 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. Monday, June 27, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Center 4600 Blue Spring Rd Huntsville, AL 35801.

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, June 27, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Scruggs Community Center 600 Davis Cir Huntsville, AL 35801.

Youth Basketball clinic (8-14 years old)

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, June 27, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Optimist Recreation Center 703 Oakwood Ave Huntsville, AL 35811.

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, June 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Make & Break- Wheel-Throwing Skills Class

Educational & Lecture We’ll practice the basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel: centering, compressing floors, pulling walls, and shaping. This class is great for potters of all levels, just know that you won’t have a physical pot to show for your work at the end of class. The fee for this class is for four consecutive class sessions, each 1.5 hours long, meeting once per week. PLEASE NOTE: Online registration closes 2 days before the start day of the class. This class begins on June 6 and ends on June 27. More info: www.lowemill.net Located in DesignbyHart Pottery Studio 2009. Contact Sara Bowen at sarabowenpottery@gmail.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $90. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, June 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 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, June 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. Monday, June 27, 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, June 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Line Dancing

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, June 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Cavalry Hill Center 2900 Fairbanks Street Huntsville, AL 35816.

Huntsville Photographic Society Member’s Monthly Competition

Downtown Huntsville The HPS photographers will present their best pictorial interpretation about the subject “Delicate” our competition subject for June 27. Members have a chance to present their best interpretation of this subject and the judge will be challenged to select winners too. The Huntsville Photographic Society will hold its monthly photographic competition, Monday, May 23, 7 PM in the Huntsville Public Library auditorium located at 915 Monroe Street. Visitors are welcome but only members may compete. There's no admission charge. 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, June 27, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

West Coast Swing Night

Educational & Lecture Come on out to Rocket Republic and join us for a great night of dancing. We'll have music on at 6:30 for a little bit of warmup. Class will begin at 7 and then we'll have social dancing after the class until close. It's going to be an awesome time and we hope to see you out with us. No cost! As always, we're going to be at Rocket Republic. They have a great venue with an amazing atmosphere. Check out everything they have on tap. You're going to have a great time. Venue/ Attraction: Rocket Republic Brew. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, June 27, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Josh Allison

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, June 27, 2016, 9:30 PM – Tuesday, June 28, 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, June 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. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 7:00 AM – Wednesday, June 29, 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, June 28, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Dog Days of Summer - Military 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, June 27th through Saturday, July 2nd we will be honoring Military Dogs. Learn about our country’s Hero Dogs! Kids can make their own dog tags using recycled items. 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, June 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Dino-Stories: Summer Theatre Camp

Educational & Lecture Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater and Academy offers Early Childhood Camps for ages 3-4. Dino-Stories will be June 27-July 1 from 9:00am – 11:30am. In this Jurassic-fun class, students will explore stories like Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct, The Good Dinosaur, and If the Dinosaurs Came Back while focusing on teamwork and active listening. Blue card required before first class. Must be potty-trained. Email candice.cooper@fantasyplayhouse.com or call (256) 539-6829 for more information. Venue/ Attraction: Fantasy Playhouse Arts Center. Cost: $135. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Fantasy Gardening Rising 4th-6th Grade

Educational & Lecture Explore the fantasy world of Middle Earth and beyond in this camp about gardening in the magical realms and how it ties into our own world.  This camp will be hands-on and include time in the Garden to get hands dirty.           Member $200 Non-member $220 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=260. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Happily Ever After: Summer Theatre Camp

Educational & Lecture Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater and Academy offers June Full Day Camps for ages 5 – 15. Session 4: June 27- July 1 is Happily Ever After. Students are divided into groups by age and spend the week in a fun atmosphere exploring famous fairytales and beloved characters! This camp will be located in the Academy for Academics and Arts at 4800 Sparkman Drive NW Huntsville, AL. Email candice.cooper@fantasyplayhouse.com or call (256) 539-6829 for more information. 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, June 28, 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. Tuesday, June 28, 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. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 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. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Summer Camp - Into the Whimsical Wood

Educational & Lecture Join us for a fun-filled week of exploring the Whimsical Woods at Burritt while learning lots about how things grow.  A real botanist will help us discover what edible and medicinal plants are growing all around us.  We will learn about tree identification and make our own dichotomy key to identify the trees in the Whimsical Woods.  We will also learn about the pharmacy families grew during the 1800’s to help them feel better.  We will do a bit of gardening, plant our own seeds, and make sun prints.  Come ready to learn and play outside. Extended Day Available... Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/summer-camp-into-the-whimsical-wood. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, June 28, 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. Tuesday, June 28, 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. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Armed Forces Week at Burritt on the Mountain

Museums, Studios & Galleries Burritt on the Mountain would like to thank the members of our Armed Forces for their service! All Active Duty Military and their immediate families will be admitted to Burritt on the Mountain free of charge during Armed Forces Week. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/armed-forces-week-1. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Armed Forces Week at Burritt on the Mountain

Museums, Studios & Galleries Burritt on the Mountain would like to thank the members of our Armed Forces for their service! All Active Duty Military and their immediate families will be admitted to Burritt on the Mountain free of charge during Armed Forces Week. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/armed-forces-week-1. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Youth Golf Clinic (8 to 14 years old)

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, June 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Municipal Golf Course 2151 Airport Road Huntsville, AL.

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, June 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. Tuesday, June 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. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Max Luther Community Center 207 Max Luther Dr Huntsville, AL 35810.

Tuesdays on the Trail: Wings to Soar: Birds of Prey

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. Wings to Soar will thrill the bejeebers out of the audience by combining music ,video, and live Birds of Prey which will fly right over the audience giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "Fly By". This incredible experience will definitely inspire long after it's over and, hopefully, planting a seed that will grow into a whole new connection to the natural world. Capacity: 75 children with accompanying adult. Call 256.534.5263 to reserve your spot. Is the event free? Yes. 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, June 28, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Knitty Gritty

Educational & Lecture Join us in the church on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 2:00-4:00 pm to knit, crochet and macramé.  This will be a delightful time to share our fiber projects for the Whimsical Woolly Woods.  This is for the novice and the experienced and all those in between. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

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, June 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Family Fun Afternoon

Downtown Huntsville Join us all summer long for a family activity that is different each week! 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, June 28, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 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, June 28, 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, June 28, 2016, 3:00 PM. Huntsville Literary Association.

Chinese Culture & Language Summer Camp with Confucius Institute

Downtown Huntsville The camp will be from June 12 to July 15— 10 total courses on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30pm The focus for summer will be on Chinese Culture, lectures, and experiences such as: • Chinese handcrafts • Chinese national painting • Chinese traditional folk music instrument playing and experiences • Chinese Calligraphy (writing practice) • Dragon and Lion Dancing experiences Attendance will be limited to 30. Recommended for ages 6 years and up. Sign-ups begin on Monday, May 2. To sign-up, please call the Youth Services Department at 256-532-5949. You will need to provide the child’s name, age, guardian’s name, and guardian contact email and/or phone number. 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, June 28, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

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, June 28, 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, June 28, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Center 4600 Blue Spring Rd Huntsville, AL 35801.

Tween Afternoon

Downtown Huntsville Join us this summer for our new Tween Afternoon, intended for ages 10-14. 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, June 28, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Barks & Brews – June

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, June 28, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Show me the Money!

Downtown Huntsville Save money, make money! Miss. Lauretta Moore from the Family Services Center leads a monthly class to help everyone master their finances. 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, June 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Berry Bowls: Wheel-Throwing Class

Educational & Lecture Spend your summer making a beautiful berry bowl to wash all your summer fruits! The fee for this class is for six sessions, each 1.5 hours long, meeting once per week. PLEASE NOTE: Online registration closes 2 days before the start day of the class. This class begins June 7 and ends July 19; we skip the week of July 12 to ensure your pieces have ample time to dry before firing. More info: www.lowemill.net Located in DesignbyHart Pottery Studio 2009 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Sara Bowen at sarabowenpottery@gmail.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $135. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 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, June 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Challenger Gym 13555 Chaney Thompson Rd 35803.

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, June 28, 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, June 28, 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, June 28, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Firefly Night Hike

Educational & Lecture Summer is almost here and the Garden wants to share some favorite fresh recipes. The class begins with a tour of the Demonstration Vegetable Garden and its beautiful bounty. Relax while local chefs create healthy recipes to sample. Sip refreshing Garden beverages to cool off. Take home recipe cards for all. Tickets may also be purchased in the Shoppe at the Garden. For more information, contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org or 256-830-4447, ext. 241. 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, June 28, 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, June 28, 2016, 9:30 PM – Thursday, June 30, 2016, 1:30 AM.

O'Dell Johnson Duo

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, June 29, 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, June 29, 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, June 29, 2016, 7:00 AM – Thursday, June 30, 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, June 29, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Dog Days of Summer - Military 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, June 27th through Saturday, July 2nd we will be honoring Military Dogs. Learn about our country’s Hero Dogs! Kids can make their own dog tags using recycled items. 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, June 29, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Dino-Stories: Summer Theatre Camp

Educational & Lecture Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater and Academy offers Early Childhood Camps for ages 3-4. Dino-Stories will be June 27-July 1 from 9:00am – 11:30am. In this Jurassic-fun class, students will explore stories like Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct, The Good Dinosaur, and If the Dinosaurs Came Back while focusing on teamwork and active listening. Blue card required before first class. Must be potty-trained. Email candice.cooper@fantasyplayhouse.com or call (256) 539-6829 for more information. Venue/ Attraction: Fantasy Playhouse Arts Center. Cost: $135. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Fantasy Gardening Rising 4th-6th Grade

Educational & Lecture Explore the fantasy world of Middle Earth and beyond in this camp about gardening in the magical realms and how it ties into our own world.  This camp will be hands-on and include time in the Garden to get hands dirty.           Member $200 Non-member $220 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=260. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Happily Ever After: Summer Theatre Camp

Educational & Lecture Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater and Academy offers June Full Day Camps for ages 5 – 15. Session 4: June 27- July 1 is Happily Ever After. Students are divided into groups by age and spend the week in a fun atmosphere exploring famous fairytales and beloved characters! This camp will be located in the Academy for Academics and Arts at 4800 Sparkman Drive NW Huntsville, AL. Email candice.cooper@fantasyplayhouse.com or call (256) 539-6829 for more information. 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, June 29, 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. Wednesday, June 29, 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. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 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. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Summer Camp - Into the Whimsical Wood

Educational & Lecture Join us for a fun-filled week of exploring the Whimsical Woods at Burritt while learning lots about how things grow.  A real botanist will help us discover what edible and medicinal plants are growing all around us.  We will learn about tree identification and make our own dichotomy key to identify the trees in the Whimsical Woods.  We will also learn about the pharmacy families grew during the 1800’s to help them feel better.  We will do a bit of gardening, plant our own seeds, and make sun prints.  Come ready to learn and play outside. Extended Day Available... Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/summer-camp-into-the-whimsical-wood. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, June 29, 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. Wednesday, June 29, 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. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Armed Forces Week at Burritt on the Mountain

Museums, Studios & Galleries Burritt on the Mountain would like to thank the members of our Armed Forces for their service! All Active Duty Military and their immediate families will be admitted to Burritt on the Mountain free of charge during Armed Forces Week. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/armed-forces-week-1. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Armed Forces Week at Burritt on the Mountain

Museums, Studios & Galleries Burritt on the Mountain would like to thank the members of our Armed Forces for their service! All Active Duty Military and their immediate families will be admitted to Burritt on the Mountain free of charge during Armed Forces Week. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/armed-forces-week-1. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 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, June 29, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Fern Bell Recreation Center 107 A Sanders Road Huntsville, AL 35802.

Youth Golf Clinic (8 to 14 years old)

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, June 29, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Municipal Golf Course 2151 Airport Road Huntsville, AL.

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, June 29, 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, June 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Painting Party for Kids: Open Paint

Museums, Studios & Galleries Minecraft, animals, space ships, cartoon characters, flowers – paint whatever you want! Kids can bring their own photographs for inspiration, and I’ll have photos from past classes available for students. We’ll use acrylic paint to bring our art to life. I’ll be there to help them draw or answer any questions they have. Our paintings are 11″ x 14″ and easy to hang on the wall. These classes are meant to introduce children to the “world of art” in a fun and relaxed environment. Recommended for ages 6 – 12. More info: www.lowemill.net ChromAddict Studio 2025 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Carrie Alderfer at 256-683-5554. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $25. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

After School Art Class with Eleonora Stein

Educational & Lecture During art classes, children will experiment and produce work in many art forms like painting, drawing, sculpting, constructing, etc. Our main goal is to provide our students with a safe and creative environment so they feel free use their imagination and explore the art world. Artis Studio’s programs encourage deep connection with works of art and artistic expression.  More info: www.lowemill.net Ages 4-7: 1:30-2:45PM, Open Class: 3:00-4:00PM. located in Artis Studio, Studio 312 on Third Floor at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Eleonora Stein at 256-272-1625. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $12. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Drawing Portraits for Kids 5th-8th 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 Located at Adam Landingham Studio 202 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Adam Landingham at 256-617-0042. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $5. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Tween Afternoon

Downtown Huntsville Join Ms. Melissa for a fun STEAM related activity for your 3rd to 5th Grade age student. Each week we will be a new activity! 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, June 29, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 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. Wednesday, June 29, 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, June 29, 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, June 29, 2016, 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM.

Dave Anderson

Downtown Huntsville Live music at A.M. Booth's Lumberyard! Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:30 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, June 29, 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, June 29, 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, June 29, 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, June 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Lakewood Community Center 3601 Kenwood Drive Huntsville, AL 35810.

Patio Party with FD/DC

Music Live music at the Furniture Factory. Venue/ Attraction: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 8:00 PM – Thursday, June 30, 2016, 12:00 AM.