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Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

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

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

Museums, Studios & Galleries Huntsville Museum of Art exhibition The economic growth that swept Europe during the 17th and 18th century fueled a golden age of painting. Religious upheavals transformed the way people thought about and utilized art. Technical aspects of art making were honed and codified, as art academies grew in power. The number of artists and the number of art collectors grew exponentially during this period, as the fine arts reached an increasingly wider audience. This exhibition features more than 70 major works by master painters from the renowned collection of The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: Museum admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

William Thomas Art Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Saturday January 10, 2015 - Wednesday April 15, 2015: Boeing Education Center and Murray Hall The Garden is hosting the work of William Thomas, a Southern botanical realism artist. His paintings depict both foliage and floral specimens, mainly in acrylic on canvas. His paintings are vibrant and large (most being 40” x 30”), showing their natural beauty. Visit William Thomas’s exhibit “En Masse” at the Garden. For more information about William Thomas visit williamthomasart.com. For information about his exhibit here, contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. No admission fee. Meet the artist Saturday, March 7, 2015. Details will be posted when available. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

101 Inventions That Changed The World

Museums, Studios & Galleries Certain turning points in humankind's history have been defined by the creation or discovery of something profound. From stone tools to the birth of the Internet, driven by necessity and accident we have shaped our own destiny through invention. These inventions act as historical punctuation points in the story of 101 Inventions That Changed The World, that explores not only the inventions themselves, but also suggests the reasoning behind their development and their subsequent effect on humankind. From epic time-lapse media of illuminated urban metropoleis to the booming thunder of the jet engine, 101 Inventions is an immensely captivating, unique SENSORY4™ experience guaranteed to fascinate, educate, entertain and inspire adults and children alike. It is an exhibition experience which resonates perfectly with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. To create this incredible new experience for the SENSORY4™ system, Grande Exhibitions engaged a multinational panel of scientific and curatorial experts from aroun… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/11.11.14/101-inventions-changed-world. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

101 Rocket City Inventions

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

Rockin’ Story Time

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

Hutsville Museum of Art Gala 2015 - Luncheon

Downtown Huntsville The Gala Luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4 With a presentation by The 24th Gala Featured Artist Dean Mitchell Catering by Narvell Williams Street Entrance Huntsville Museum of Art - Loretta Spencer Hall Complimentary Valet Parking http://hsvmuseumgala.org/Pages/gala-events.html. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseumgala.org/Pages/gala-events.html. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit www.hsvmuseumgala.org.

Get Noticed

Educational & Lecture Is Your News Newsworthy? Do you know how to get your news noticed? Are your press releases formatted the right way? Do you have the right relationships with the right people? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this informative workshop designed to help get your news noticed. Press Releases 101 Presented by: Public Relations Council of North Alabama (PRCNA)Scott Morris Learn how to write a good solid press release in addition to understanding the difference between press releases, media alerts, and PSA's. How to Get Noticed in the Media Presented by: WHNT, Denise Vickers, AL.com, Shelly Haskins, and Our Valley Events/Move Digital, Laurie Herd Learn the importance of building relationships,what makes a good news story, how to submit your news, and more. Uploading Your Events to Our Valley Events Presented by: Laurie Herd Learn what OVE looks for and how to upload events onto the OVE website. Tickets can be found at http://wbcna.org/calendar/eventdetail/1644/-/get-noticed.… Cost: $25 in advance; $35 at the door. Event Web Link: http://www.wbcna.org/calendar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Women's Business Center of North Alabama 515 Sparkman Drive Huntsville, AL 35816.

Kids’ Club with Guests from Sarrell Dental

Kids A special meeting of Kids' Club with guests from Sarrell Dental to teach us about dental health! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:05 PM.

Bluegrass Jam

Music Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Beginners Melt and Pour Soap Class

Downtown Huntsville $42 Admission, Located in T-n-T Treasures Studio 266 of the Flying Monkey Arts. To register, please contact Tracy at (412) 378-6896. If you want to learn how to make EASY and FUN soaps made without lye and are usable minutes after making, then melt and pour soap is for you! Each student will learn and take home: 2 Basic Bar of Soap to make your own creations, 1 Natural Herbal Bar of Soap, Hands on Creative Soap Packaging, and 1 Handout/Instructions includes some soap recipes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Wine Love Wednesday

Social Events & More Enjoy a series of high-end wine and food pairings.  Each month highlights different wines and food from around the world.  Food is prepared by Chef Merle Phillip, owner and executive chef of The Eaves Restaurant. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Church Street Wine Shoppe, 501 Church Street, Huntsville AL. 35801.

From Mess to Mindfulness: Beginning Journaling

Downtown Huntsville $120 Admission, Located in Beloved Books and Gallery Studio 257 of the Flying Monkey Arts. Mess to Mindfulness is a 3 class series on Written and Visual Journaling that encourages mindful awareness of the moment in thought, word and action.  This class with include creating your own journal with words and visual imagery from drawing to magazine images.  We will use visualization, music and storytelling as well. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Tim Cannon

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Elton John

Downtown Huntsville Tickets On Sale: Jan 23rd @ 10am! Tickets: TBA Tickets will be available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and all Ticketmaster outlets. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Government Contracting Credentials Program

Educational & Lecture Where: 515 Sparkman Drive Huntsville, AL 35816 Cost: $50 per class in advance; $60 at the door Register for all 10, and receive one session FREE! What is GPAC? The WBCNA established the Government Procurement Assistance Center (GPAC) in 2010 to provide customized coaching and training for existing and aspiring government contractors. What is the GPAC Credentials Program? A series of ten modules have been developed to help small businesses become better subcontractors and, ultimately, prime contractors, thus improving their likelihood of success in government contracting. Learn about government contracting from a real-world perspective. Who Needs This Program? New and growing businesses who want to successfully pursue contracting opportunities with prime contractors and government agencies. Module 1: 12 Steps to Doing Business with the Government Module 2: Marketing to the Primes and the Federal Government Module 3: Small Business Certifications (8a, WOSB, etc.) Module 4: Government Con… Venue/ Attraction: Chamber of Commerce of HSV/ Madison County. Cost: $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 9:00 PM – Thursday, March 5, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

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

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

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

William Thomas Art Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Saturday January 10, 2015 - Wednesday April 15, 2015: Boeing Education Center and Murray Hall The Garden is hosting the work of William Thomas, a Southern botanical realism artist. His paintings depict both foliage and floral specimens, mainly in acrylic on canvas. His paintings are vibrant and large (most being 40” x 30”), showing their natural beauty. Visit William Thomas’s exhibit “En Masse” at the Garden. For more information about William Thomas visit williamthomasart.com. For information about his exhibit here, contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. No admission fee. Meet the artist Saturday, March 7, 2015. Details will be posted when available. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 5, 2015.

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

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

Homeschool Spring Adventure Series

Educational & Lecture STEAM Curriculum: Lessons rich in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics MATHEMATICS in Motion – The movements of heavenly bodies have been successfully computed in various ways throughout history.  Use math to discover how Newton, Kepler and Einstein demonstrated various orbits. Ages 6 – 8 meet from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and ages 9 – 13 meet from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Robotics – Learn the secrets of building and programming LEGO Mindstorms and take a dive into our 24-foot Underwater Astronaut Trainer tank using a SeaPerch remotely-operated vehicle.  Ages 6 – 8 meet from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and ages 9 – 13 meet from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. One course participation: $99 per course; discounted to $89 for each additional sibling Two courses plus lunch (full day): $233 for full day curriculum including a Mars Meal for lunch each day; discounted to $210 for each additional sibling Minimum of 12 students per course and maximum of 20 Reservations, paid in advance, are required. Limite… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/02.24.15/homeschool-adventure-day. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

101 Inventions That Changed The World

Museums, Studios & Galleries Certain turning points in humankind's history have been defined by the creation or discovery of something profound. From stone tools to the birth of the Internet, driven by necessity and accident we have shaped our own destiny through invention. These inventions act as historical punctuation points in the story of 101 Inventions That Changed The World, that explores not only the inventions themselves, but also suggests the reasoning behind their development and their subsequent effect on humankind. From epic time-lapse media of illuminated urban metropoleis to the booming thunder of the jet engine, 101 Inventions is an immensely captivating, unique SENSORY4™ experience guaranteed to fascinate, educate, entertain and inspire adults and children alike. It is an exhibition experience which resonates perfectly with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. To create this incredible new experience for the SENSORY4™ system, Grande Exhibitions engaged a multinational panel of scientific and curatorial experts from aroun… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/11.11.14/101-inventions-changed-world. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

101 Rocket City Inventions

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

Gentle Yoga

Downtown Huntsville Every Thursday. This class is great for beginners! It focuses on balance, strenth, flexibility, and relaxation. Registration not required. Rooms change, please check hmcpl.org/events to confirm. Class time changes to 11:30 beginning in April. Main Library, Auditorium. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM.

Tremendous Toddlers

Downtown Huntsville Ages 2-3 Join us for Toddler Storytime! Each week we will explore 2-3 age appropriate books, fingerplays, and songs. These activities will help increase your two to three year old’s language skills and prepare them for preschool Storytime. The storytime will finish up with an easy to do craft, designed to strengthen motor skills. For more information contact Miss Cassie at 256-532-5949. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Beginners Melt and Pour Soap Class

Downtown Huntsville $42 Admission, Located in T-n-T Treasures Studio 266 of the Flying Monkey Arts. To register, please contact Tracy at (412) 378-6896. If you want to learn how to make EASY and FUN soaps made without lye and are usable minutes after making, then melt and pour soap is for you! Each student will learn and take home: 2 Basic Bar of Soap to make your own creations, 1 Natural Herbal Bar of Soap, Hands on Creative Soap Packaging, and 1 Handout/Instructions includes some soap recipes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Monster Jams Full Boar at Bargain Bob's

Kids Full Boar will be on display at Bargain Bob’s on Thursday, March 5 from 2-6pm. Fans will get an up-close look at the Monster Jam monster truck and meet its driver, Ed Eckert, who will pose for pictures and sign autographs. Mojo with WZYP and John Wolfe with NASH Icon will be giving out free tickets and pit passes during the event. Bring out your classic cars, monster trucks and bikes to be entered into a special giveaway. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bargain Bob's Discount Outlet 29469 US Hwy 72 Madison, AL 35756.

Life After Loss: A Journey to Healing

Health & Wellness This 6-week grief class is offered to the public at no charge. Facilitator is Rev. Carl Malm of the Center for Loss, Grief and Change. You may attend weekly or as your schedule permits. For more information, call Jana Seikel at (256) 881-6111. Sponsored by Brookdale Place, Laughlin Service Funeral Home, Hospice of North Alabama and First United Methodist Church. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Brookdale Place at Jones Farm 2815 Carl T. Jones Drive Huntsville, AL 35802.

Parachute Playtime

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

Hutsville Museum of Art Gala 2015

Downtown Huntsville 6:00 p.m. Cocktails 7:00 p.m. Dinner 8:00 p.m. Live Auction Catering by Chef James Boyce of Cotton Row Williams Street Entrance Huntsville Museum of Art - Loretta Spencer Hall Complimentary Valet Parking. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseumgala.org/Pages/gala-events.html. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. For more info visit www.hsvmuseumgala.org.

Huntsville Fashion Week 2015

Social Events & More Fashion Week Alabama 2015 kicks off on Thursday, March 5 and end March 7. FWA is a marketing platform for the fashion and beauty industries. Businesses and professionals unite to bring greater visibility and increase their customer base, stimulating growth and purchasing interest in the various products and services offered. Fashion Week Alabama is organized by the Alabama Fashion Alliance. Among the designers debuting their collections are Project Runway's Sandhya Garg and Victoria Wilmoth. Tickets go on sale midnight February 1st. www.afa.ticketleap.com. Cost: General Admission: $20 VIP:$35. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:00 PM – Saturday, March 7, 2015, 6:00 PM. DesignLab at Lincoln Mills 1300 Meridian St -- 2nd Floor Lincoln Mill Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

.45 Surprise Duo

Music Nightlife Venue: Blue Pants Brewery. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Thursday Night Swing

Downtown Huntsville $10 Lesson $5 Dance only, Located in the Flying Monkey Theatre on the second floor of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Come Dance With Us! 6:30-7:30 PM: Lesson, 7:30-10:00 PM: Open Dancing. NO PARTNER REQUIRED! EVER! If you haven’t already heard Thursday Night Swing is back and better than ever!  It’s bringing back a weekly DJ’d open dance venue and intermediate lesson space for Huntsville Alabama. We are going to be throwing down tunes by some of the best DJ’s in Huntsville! More info at www.huntsvilleswing.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Calhoun College Theatre presents "The Comedy of Errors" By William Shakespeare

Performing Arts & Film Calhoun College Theatre presents "The Comedy of Errors" By William Shakespeare.   Date and Times:     March 5 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 6 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 7 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 12 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 13 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 14 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 15 @ 2:00 p.m.     March 18 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 19 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 20 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 21 @ 7:00 p.m. Synopsis: A pop musical version of Shakespeare's hilarious comedy  Director:  Bill Provin Tickets:  $12 General Admission/$10 Students & Seniors. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Black Box Theatre in the Fine Arts Building - Calhoun's Decatur Campus. 6250 US-31 Tanner, AL 35671.

TEDx Salon: Space Exploration

Educational & Lecture Featuring live talks from local experts and viewing/discussion of pre-recorded TED talks Food Truck: I Love Bacon. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Our Town

Performing Arts & Film "Our Town" presented by Lee High Theater. March 5, 6 and 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm. Final show will be held on March 8, 2015 at 2:30 pm. For more information: lee.theater@hsv-k12.org or 256-428-8150. Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Cost: $10 Adults / $8 Students/ Seniors/ Military. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Cheryl Llewellyn

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Robby Eichmann

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 8:00 PM – Friday, March 6, 2015, 12:00 AM. Furniture Factory Bar and Grill 619 Meridian Street Huntsville, AL 35801.

Robby Eichmann

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 8:00 PM – Friday, March 6, 2015, 12:00 AM. Furniture Factory Bar and Grill 619 Meridian Street Huntsville, AL 35801.

5ive O'Clock Charlie

Music Nightlife Venue: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 9:30 PM – Friday, March 6, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

Museums, Studios & Galleries Encounters: Dori DeCamillis February 28 – June 14, 2015 The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on a recent series of imaginary self-portraits by Birmingham painter Dori DeCamillis. Each work depicts a character in a private mythology designed to personify an individual piece of the artist’s personality, shedding light on her own foibles, aspirations, and secrets. The portraits also reveal human attributes that are universal. DeCamillis uses animals to symbolize various aspects of her personality, taking her cue from the many cultures and religions around the world in which animals represent ideas, deities and demons, and human traits. The titles of the works come from the sonnets of Shakespeare. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 af… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 6, 2015.

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

Museums, Studios & Galleries Huntsville Museum of Art exhibition The economic growth that swept Europe during the 17th and 18th century fueled a golden age of painting. Religious upheavals transformed the way people thought about and utilized art. Technical aspects of art making were honed and codified, as art academies grew in power. The number of artists and the number of art collectors grew exponentially during this period, as the fine arts reached an increasingly wider audience. This exhibition features more than 70 major works by master painters from the renowned collection of The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: Museum admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 6, 2015.

William Thomas Art Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Saturday January 10, 2015 - Wednesday April 15, 2015: Boeing Education Center and Murray Hall The Garden is hosting the work of William Thomas, a Southern botanical realism artist. His paintings depict both foliage and floral specimens, mainly in acrylic on canvas. His paintings are vibrant and large (most being 40” x 30”), showing their natural beauty. Visit William Thomas’s exhibit “En Masse” at the Garden. For more information about William Thomas visit williamthomasart.com. For information about his exhibit here, contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. No admission fee. Meet the artist Saturday, March 7, 2015. Details will be posted when available. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 6, 2015.

101 Inventions That Changed The World

Museums, Studios & Galleries Certain turning points in humankind's history have been defined by the creation or discovery of something profound. From stone tools to the birth of the Internet, driven by necessity and accident we have shaped our own destiny through invention. These inventions act as historical punctuation points in the story of 101 Inventions That Changed The World, that explores not only the inventions themselves, but also suggests the reasoning behind their development and their subsequent effect on humankind. From epic time-lapse media of illuminated urban metropoleis to the booming thunder of the jet engine, 101 Inventions is an immensely captivating, unique SENSORY4™ experience guaranteed to fascinate, educate, entertain and inspire adults and children alike. It is an exhibition experience which resonates perfectly with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. To create this incredible new experience for the SENSORY4™ system, Grande Exhibitions engaged a multinational panel of scientific and curatorial experts from aroun… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/11.11.14/101-inventions-changed-world. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 6, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 6, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

AAUW Huntsville Branch Breaking Through Barriers Luncheon

Fundraisers The American Association of University Women Huntsville Branch hosts its annual Breaking Through Barriers Luncheon on Friday March 6th, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Jackson Conference Center located at 6001 Moquin Drive, Huntsville, AL 35806. The guest speaker will be retired Major General Barbara G. Fast discussing the topic, "Yesterday's Gone--Tomorrow is your World, How will you Succeed?!". Proceeds help send local college women to the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. More Information available at http://huntsville-al.aauw.net/. Venue/ Attraction: Jackson Center. Cost: $45.00. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 6, 2015, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Building, Home & Remodeling Show

Downtown Huntsville Show hours: Fri. March 6th: 1pm - 8pm Sun. March 7th: 9am - 7pm Sun. March 8th: 11am - 5pm Admission Cost: Adults: $8.00 Senior Citizens (60+): $6.00 Children 12 and under Free! Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center South Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 6, 2015, 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Advance Technique Soap Making

Downtown Huntsville $15 Admission, Located in T-n-T Treasures Studio 261 of the Flying Monkey Arts. * PREREQUISITE: Our Beginners Melt & Pour Soap Class OR Equivalent Experience Required* To register, please contact Tracy at (412) 378-6896. In this fun-filled workshop, you will advance your soap making skills using melt and pour soap base to go beyond the one dimensional soap bar. You will learn and practice techniques such as marbling multi-colors to give your soap a cool swirly dimensional affect, embedding various materials, and effective soap layering. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 6, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

UCP's 17th Annual An Irish Evening

Fundraisers UCP’s 2015 “An Irish Evening”—A charitable way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day The 17th annual “An Irish Evening” to benefit United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Huntsville is Friday, March 6, 6-10 p.m. at The Depot Roundhouse and will feature Irish-themed and international food and beverage samples from local vendors, $25 general admission tickets (includes admission for one child age 12 and younger), fun and games for all ages, and casual attire (wearin’ of the green is a must!). UCP’s “An Irish Evening” features live music by Bourbon & Shamrocks, fun and games with the Irish Society of North Alabama, a performance by the Fitness Arts Center Irish step dancers, an extensive silent auction, St. Patrick’s Day photo booth fun with Your Perfect Party, and more! Matt Stearns of America’s Party Pros will be the emcee and DJ for the evening’s festivities. UCP is especially excited to welcome a variety of local vendors who will feature delicious Irish-themed and international food and beverages samples, including… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Cost: $25. Event Web Link: http://ucphuntsville.org/news-events/an-irish-evening/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 6, 2015, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Jim Parker's Songwriters Series

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

Calhoun College Theatre presents "The Comedy of Errors" By William Shakespeare

Performing Arts & Film Calhoun College Theatre presents "The Comedy of Errors" By William Shakespeare.   Date and Times:     March 5 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 6 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 7 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 12 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 13 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 14 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 15 @ 2:00 p.m.     March 18 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 19 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 20 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 21 @ 7:00 p.m. Synopsis: A pop musical version of Shakespeare's hilarious comedy  Director:  Bill Provin Tickets:  $12 General Admission/$10 Students & Seniors. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Black Box Theatre in the Fine Arts Building - Calhoun's Decatur Campus. 6250 US-31 Tanner, AL 35671.

Grissom Theatre presents Tarzan the Musical

Performing Arts & Film Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, TARZAN features heart pumping music by Phil Collins. Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorilla's who name him Tarzan.  Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan's life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks though his tribe's territory and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time.  Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts. March 6-7, 12-14 @ 7:30 March 8 & 15 @ 2. Venue/ Attraction: Grissom High School. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Our Town

Performing Arts & Film "Our Town" presented by Lee High Theater. March 5, 6 and 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm. Final show will be held on March 8, 2015 at 2:30 pm. For more information: lee.theater@hsv-k12.org or 256-428-8150. Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Cost: $10 Adults / $8 Students/ Seniors/ Military. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Church of the Nativity's Friends of Music presents... Guidonian Hand Trombone Quartet

Music Come experience the sound of the Guidonian Hand Trombone Quartet Friday, March 6th at 7:30pm Insightful arrangements of Bach, Haydn, Debussy, & Mozart Church of the Nativity, Episcopal 208 Eustis Avenue SE Huntsville, AL 35801 256-533-2455 www.nativity-hsv.org FREE Concert (Donations Welcomed). Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free Concert ~ Donations are Welcomed. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Church of the Nativity, Episcopal 208 Eustis Ave SE Huntsville, AL 35801.

Monster Jam 2015

Downtown Huntsville Feld Entertainment presents Monster Jam 2015 in the VBC Propst Arena March 6th at 7:30pm and March 7th at 2pm & 7:30pm.  All seats are reserved.  Advance adult tickets are $62, $37 & $27.  The $27 tickets are discounted to $14.50 for children ages 2-12.*  Ticket prices increase by $3 on the day of show.  Children who have reached their 2nd birthday will require a ticket. *For every 4 Children tickets at least 1 Adult ticket must be purchased. Pit party passes are available for the March 6th 7:30pm show and the March 7th 2pm show.  The March 6th Pit Party will take place 5:30pm-6:30pm.  The March 7th Pit Party will take place 11:30am-1pm.    Pit Passes are available for $10 each.  Pit pass must be accompanied by the correlating event ticket: March 6th Pit Party tickets honored only with March 6th 7:30pm event tickets; March 7th 11:30am Pit Party tickets honored only with March 7th 2pm event tickets. Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and all Ticket… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Peter and the Starcatcher presented by Broadway Theatre League

Performing Arts & Film March 6th - 8th, 2015 Aside from some mild sexual  innuendo and  brief depictions of violence (branding, flogging and bullying), the production is suitable for ages 10 and up. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour!  Hailed by The New York Times as "THE MOST EXHILARATING STORYTELLING ON BROADWAY IN DECADES," this comedy takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew.  The winner of 5 Tony Awards® this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER  is the innovative and imaginative play based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.  A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up?  This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captiva… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Event Web Link: http://broadwaytheatreleague.org/?mainID=&topNav=2&sideNav=&subNav=57&subNav2=&type=shows. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 6, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Duane Walker

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 6, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, March 7, 2015, 12:00 AM. Furniture Factory Bar and Grill 619 Meridian Street Huntsville, AL 35801.

Duane Walker

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 6, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, March 7, 2015, 12:00 AM. Furniture Factory Bar and Grill 619 Meridian Street Huntsville, AL 35801.

The Chad Fisher Group at Tangled String Studios!

Music This is going to be a show you DON'T want to miss! The Chad Fisher Group is perpetually in the spotlight, having recently shared the stage with Birmingham sensations St. Paul and The Broken Bones, New Orleans' own Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, and many others. Individually, Fisher and many of the band's members have played with such artists as Jason Isbell, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The O'Jays, and Natalie Cole. Their combined experience is evident wherever the group performs. Longtime fans and first-time listeners are equally drawn in to the band's energy, virtuosity, spirit, and swing. Trombonist and singer Chad Fisher and his band (Birmingham, Al.) performs a variety of musical styles, exploring the roots of traditional jazz alongside an eclectic blend of influences. Ranging in performance from rock, soul, and Afrobeat to interpretations of honky-tonk country classics, the band in recent years has developed an especially enthusiastic following for Fisher's own songwr… Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $22. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 6, 2015, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM.

Space Donkeys

Music Nightlife Venue: Diamonds. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 6, 2015, 9:00 PM – Saturday, March 7, 2015, 1:00 AM.

Winslow Davis Ensemble

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 6, 2015, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Sweet Root

Music Nightlife Venue: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 6, 2015, 9:30 PM – Saturday, March 7, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

Museums, Studios & Galleries Encounters: Dori DeCamillis February 28 – June 14, 2015 The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on a recent series of imaginary self-portraits by Birmingham painter Dori DeCamillis. Each work depicts a character in a private mythology designed to personify an individual piece of the artist’s personality, shedding light on her own foibles, aspirations, and secrets. The portraits also reveal human attributes that are universal. DeCamillis uses animals to symbolize various aspects of her personality, taking her cue from the many cultures and religions around the world in which animals represent ideas, deities and demons, and human traits. The titles of the works come from the sonnets of Shakespeare. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 af… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015.

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

Museums, Studios & Galleries Huntsville Museum of Art exhibition The economic growth that swept Europe during the 17th and 18th century fueled a golden age of painting. Religious upheavals transformed the way people thought about and utilized art. Technical aspects of art making were honed and codified, as art academies grew in power. The number of artists and the number of art collectors grew exponentially during this period, as the fine arts reached an increasingly wider audience. This exhibition features more than 70 major works by master painters from the renowned collection of The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: Museum admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015.

William Thomas Art Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Saturday January 10, 2015 - Wednesday April 15, 2015: Boeing Education Center and Murray Hall The Garden is hosting the work of William Thomas, a Southern botanical realism artist. His paintings depict both foliage and floral specimens, mainly in acrylic on canvas. His paintings are vibrant and large (most being 40” x 30”), showing their natural beauty. Visit William Thomas’s exhibit “En Masse” at the Garden. For more information about William Thomas visit williamthomasart.com. For information about his exhibit here, contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. No admission fee. Meet the artist Saturday, March 7, 2015. Details will be posted when available. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015.

Delano 12 Hour - River City Runner

Sports Jon Elmore, Jklca5@att.net. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM. Delano Park Decatur, AL.

Hospice of Marshall County Race to Remember Color 5K and 1 Mile

Sports Annah Grace Morgan, amorgan@hospicemc.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Albertville High School Coliseum Albertville, AL.

Hoot Scootin' 5K and Fun Run

Fundraisers The GSES Hoot Scootin' 5K and Fun Run benefits the Goldsmith-Schiffman Elementary School PTA. The 5K begins at 8AM and the Fun Run begins at 9:00am. Our newly certified 5K course begins at Goldsmith Schiffman Elementary School and follows a scenic route along Taylor Road and through surrounding neighborhoods. The Fun Run remains almost entirely on GSES grounds with lots of opportunities for spectators to cheer our participants along! Early registration is open until midnight on February 15, 2015. Cost: $15-$25. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Goldsmith-Schiffman Elementary School 1210 Taylor Rd Big Cove, AL 35763.

Building, Home & Remodeling Show

Downtown Huntsville Show hours: Fri. March 6th: 1pm - 8pm Sun. March 7th: 9am - 7pm Sun. March 8th: 11am - 5pm Admission Cost: Adults: $8.00 Senior Citizens (60+): $6.00 Children 12 and under Free! Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center South Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

Friends of the Library 25 Cent Book Sale

Fundraisers The Friends of the Library will offer thousands of used books for sale in the Main Library auditorium. There will be books of all genres and all sold for 25 Cents each. The public is invited! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Spark Lab!

Educational & Lecture Spark Lab at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is a Smithsonian-sponsored activity geared toward pre-K students. Join us for sessions in the main museum scheduled regularly Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each week. Spark Lab includes hands-on physical science-themed interactive activities. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

101 Inventions That Changed The World

Museums, Studios & Galleries Certain turning points in humankind's history have been defined by the creation or discovery of something profound. From stone tools to the birth of the Internet, driven by necessity and accident we have shaped our own destiny through invention. These inventions act as historical punctuation points in the story of 101 Inventions That Changed The World, that explores not only the inventions themselves, but also suggests the reasoning behind their development and their subsequent effect on humankind. From epic time-lapse media of illuminated urban metropoleis to the booming thunder of the jet engine, 101 Inventions is an immensely captivating, unique SENSORY4™ experience guaranteed to fascinate, educate, entertain and inspire adults and children alike. It is an exhibition experience which resonates perfectly with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. To create this incredible new experience for the SENSORY4™ system, Grande Exhibitions engaged a multinational panel of scientific and curatorial experts from aroun… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/11.11.14/101-inventions-changed-world. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

2015 “Spring Burst” Guided Hike Series - Public Invitation: Hike Rainbow Mountain!

Health & Wellness (1.5 hours / Easy to moderate) Celebrate  Rainbow Mountain and its recently enhanced amenities! Join the Land Trust of North Alabama for a fun and leisurely guided hike on Rainbow Mountain. Allison Wheeler will lead a 1.5 mile hike.  Hikers please bring water, camera, a snack, and wear hiking or sturdy shoes. Directions: West on Hwy. 72 (University Drive); turn left onto Hughes Road (in Madison) then left onto Thomas Drive.  Left onto Concord and then right onto Stoneway Trail. At T-intersection at top of the mountain, turn right and follow Stoneway Trail to the parking lot just south of water tower. ~Google Map: 201 Stoneway Trail ~. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: http://landtrustnal.org/spring-guided-hikes-series/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. 201 Stoneway Trail Madison, AL 35758. For more info visit landtrustnal.org.

Book Swap

Downtown Huntsville EarlyWorks Children’s Museum will have a Book Swap the first Saturday of every month in its lobby.  Dust off those books you no longer need and bring them to us.  For every two books you bring you get to pick out and take one new book home.  You can also simple bring books to donate to United Way which will go to children and classrooms in need in the area.  We have a wide selection of books for kids and adults.  No admission is required.  This event is open to all and completely free. What is a book swap? A book swap is an opportunity to exchange books that you have already read for books that are new to you. Where will the book swap be located? The book swap will be located in the Lunch Pail at the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum at 404 Madison Street, Huntsville, AL 35801. When can I join the fun? The book swap will be hosted every first Saturday of the month between the hours of 10:00AM-2:00PM.  Our first book swap will be October 4th. Do I have to bring a book in? There is opportunity to purchas… Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/monthly-book-swap/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

DIY Mineral Make-up Class

Downtown Huntsville $65 Admission, Located in T-n-T Treasures Studio 261 of the Flying Monkey Arts. To register, please contact Tracy at (412) 378-6896. Would like to know and pronounce all the ingredients found in the make-up that you are getting ready to put on your face? Now you can make your very own custom-blend eyeliner, blushes, eye shadows, and lipsticks. It’s not only fun, but the cost of the raw materials is about one-tenth of what you would pay at a name brand cosmetic company – for the same or better quality! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Nature Explorers’ Club

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

Resume/Interview Skills Workshop

Educational & Lecture FREE Resume/Interview Skills Workshop conducted by human resources and career placement professionals from LSINC, J.F. Drake Community and Technical College, and Quantech Services. 2 chances to attend on March 7th: 10am-Noon and 3pm-5pm. Location: LSINC, 3414 Governors Drive SW, Huntsville, AL 35805 (look for the Taco Bus) Topics include resume building, interview do’s and don’ts, mock interviews, appearance, follow-up/thank-you e-mails, and more. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: 0. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. LSINC 3414 Governors Drive SW Huntsville, AL 35805.

The 3rd Community Kite Festival for "Soaring for Social Justice"

Kids The purpose of this Kite Festival is to increase awareness, inclusiveness, and harmony in our total community. In today’s world, each one of us gets impacted by what happens locally, nationally and internationally. Similarly, our actions too have a social and political effect. Issues such as poverty, abuse, violence, discrimination, illiteracy permeate society at every level. Let’s not be ignorant and miss-informed. Let’s take the initiative to come together in solidarity to understand these concerns and the connections. Let’s be a network that stands for a responsible and equal world. Let’s think Social Justice!! Is the event free? Yes. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: John Hunt Park & Cross Country Running Trail. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Junior League of Huntsville's American Girl Fashion Show®

Fundraisers Junior League of Huntsville is Setting Stage for Historical Children's Fashion Show The Junior League of Huntsville (JLH) is bringing some of America’s most beloved dolls to Huntsville and wants you to have a chance to see them! The JLH is hosting its annual American Girl Fashion Show® with shows set for March 7th and 8th. Proceeds are specifically allocated to JLH children's charities. The public can purchase fashion show tickets online at www.jlhuntsville.com. Event dates and times: Friday, March 7 11 am and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8 2 p.m. Allow your daughter, granddaughter, or loved one to channel her inner Addy, Caroline, or Julie by providing her with this unique opportunity. American Girl® shares a philosophy of celebrating girls and all they can be. Its historical dolls each have their own special story and have been a cherished keepsake for little girls for more than 25 years. Visit www.jlhuntsville.com for more information. JLH Mission The Junior League of Huntsville is… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center East Hall. Event Web Link: https://www.jlhuntsville.com/?nd=agfs. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Downtown Huntsville Food Tour

Outdoor Activities & Festivals This 3 hour guided walking tour winds through Huntsville, Alabama’s historic downtown streets and parks, visiting six unique food tasting locations. You will get an inside look at the restaurants, specialty shops, and “mom and pop” establishments that make downtown a truly special place to visit. Come explore the history and culture of downtown, and taste the highlights of the Rocket City. Cost: $49. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvillefoodtours.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville Route.

Artist Market

Downtown Huntsville Located in the Flying Monkey Arts on the second floor of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Local artists and others are invited to set up a booth at the Flying Monkey Arts and sell their wares to the public. There will be art, jewelry, vintage clothing, and more interesting things for sale inside our facility – safe from rain. Vendor registration check flyingmonkeyarts.org. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Art 21 Screening & People’s Studio

Downtown Huntsville Located in the Flying Monkey Arts on the second floor of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Flying Monkey Arts presents a new winter series of ART 21 screenings plus the People’s Studio - presenting free workshops and demonstrations for all willing to participate. Show up and sign in. All materials are provided. There is limited space available, and workshops will run on a first come first serve basis. Children must work with an adult. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Nature Explorers’ Club

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

Step Back in Time - Open Hearth Cooking Day

Kids The Historic Park Every weekend has something to offer at Burritt! Join us in the Historic Park for a FREE demonstration of a historic skill every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 pm. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Peter and the Starcatcher presented by Broadway Theatre League

Performing Arts & Film March 6th - 8th, 2015 Aside from some mild sexual  innuendo and  brief depictions of violence (branding, flogging and bullying), the production is suitable for ages 10 and up. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour!  Hailed by The New York Times as "THE MOST EXHILARATING STORYTELLING ON BROADWAY IN DECADES," this comedy takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew.  The winner of 5 Tony Awards® this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER  is the innovative and imaginative play based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.  A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up?  This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captiva… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Event Web Link: http://broadwaytheatreleague.org/?mainID=&topNav=2&sideNav=&subNav=57&subNav2=&type=shows. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Monster Jam 2015

Downtown Huntsville Feld Entertainment presents Monster Jam 2015 in the VBC Propst Arena March 6th at 7:30pm and March 7th at 2pm & 7:30pm.  All seats are reserved.  Advance adult tickets are $62, $37 & $27.  The $27 tickets are discounted to $14.50 for children ages 2-12.*  Ticket prices increase by $3 on the day of show.  Children who have reached their 2nd birthday will require a ticket. *For every 4 Children tickets at least 1 Adult ticket must be purchased. Pit party passes are available for the March 6th 7:30pm show and the March 7th 2pm show.  The March 6th Pit Party will take place 5:30pm-6:30pm.  The March 7th Pit Party will take place 11:30am-1pm.    Pit Passes are available for $10 each.  Pit pass must be accompanied by the correlating event ticket: March 6th Pit Party tickets honored only with March 6th 7:30pm event tickets; March 7th 11:30am Pit Party tickets honored only with March 7th 2pm event tickets. Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and all Ticket… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Junior League of Huntsville's American Girl Fashion Show®

Fundraisers Junior League of Huntsville is Setting Stage for Historical Children's Fashion Show The Junior League of Huntsville (JLH) is bringing some of America’s most beloved dolls to Huntsville and wants you to have a chance to see them! The JLH is hosting its annual American Girl Fashion Show® with shows set for March 7th and 8th. Proceeds are specifically allocated to JLH children's charities. The public can purchase fashion show tickets online at www.jlhuntsville.com. Event dates and times: Friday, March 7 11 am and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8 2 p.m. Allow your daughter, granddaughter, or loved one to channel her inner Addy, Caroline, or Julie by providing her with this unique opportunity. American Girl® shares a philosophy of celebrating girls and all they can be. Its historical dolls each have their own special story and have been a cherished keepsake for little girls for more than 25 years. Visit www.jlhuntsville.com for more information. JLH Mission The Junior League of Huntsville is… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center East Hall. Event Web Link: https://www.jlhuntsville.com/?nd=agfs. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Resume/Interview Skills Workshop

Educational & Lecture FREE Resume/Interview Skills Workshop. 2 chances to attend on March 7th - 10am-Noon and 3pm-5pm. Conducted by human resources and career placement professionals from LSINC, J.F. Drake Community and Technical College, and Quantech Services. Location: LSINC, 3414 Governors Drive (look for the Taco Bus). Topics include resume building, interview do’s and don’ts, mock interviews, appearance, follow-up/thank-you e-mails, and more. RSVPs are appreciated: rede2wrk@gmail.com. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: 0. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. LSINC 3414 Governors Drive SW Huntsville, AL 35805.

Calhoun College Theatre presents "The Comedy of Errors" By William Shakespeare

Performing Arts & Film Calhoun College Theatre presents "The Comedy of Errors" By William Shakespeare.   Date and Times:     March 5 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 6 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 7 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 12 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 13 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 14 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 15 @ 2:00 p.m.     March 18 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 19 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 20 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 21 @ 7:00 p.m. Synopsis: A pop musical version of Shakespeare's hilarious comedy  Director:  Bill Provin Tickets:  $12 General Admission/$10 Students & Seniors. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Black Box Theatre in the Fine Arts Building - Calhoun's Decatur Campus. 6250 US-31 Tanner, AL 35671.

Hutsville Museum of Art Gala 2015

Downtown Huntsville Saturday, March 7 - 7:00 p.m. in the evening Host bar with hors d'oeuvres Catering by Lyn's Gracious Goodness Music by THE MAXX Silent Auction will include Fine Art, Trips, Treasures, Parties, and works by Featured Artist Dean Mitchell. Please call 256-535-4350 to purchase tickets for 2015 Porsche Cayenne Chance Graciously Donated by Century Automotive of Huntsville One Ticket for $100 or Two Tickets for $150 Church Street Entrance Huntsville Museum of Art - Main Galleries Complimentary Valet Parking. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseumgala.org/Pages/gala-events.html. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. For more info visit www.hsvmuseumgala.org.

LIT- Light + Innovation + Technology

Downtown Huntsville For one night only, digital art projections, colorful light and environmental design will transform all four sides of the Downtown Square into a living work of art. This juried festival celebrates the uniqueness of Huntsville through the fusion of light, innovation and technology. Event Web Link: http://downtownhuntsville.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Grissom Theatre presents Tarzan the Musical

Performing Arts & Film Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, TARZAN features heart pumping music by Phil Collins. Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorilla's who name him Tarzan.  Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan's life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks though his tribe's territory and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time.  Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts. March 6-7, 12-14 @ 7:30 March 8 & 15 @ 2. Venue/ Attraction: Grissom High School. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Our Town

Performing Arts & Film "Our Town" presented by Lee High Theater. March 5, 6 and 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm. Final show will be held on March 8, 2015 at 2:30 pm. For more information: lee.theater@hsv-k12.org or 256-428-8150. Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Cost: $10 Adults / $8 Students/ Seniors/ Military. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Monster Jam 2015

Downtown Huntsville Feld Entertainment presents Monster Jam 2015 in the VBC Propst Arena March 6th at 7:30pm and March 7th at 2pm & 7:30pm.  All seats are reserved.  Advance adult tickets are $62, $37 & $27.  The $27 tickets are discounted to $14.50 for children ages 2-12.*  Ticket prices increase by $3 on the day of show.  Children who have reached their 2nd birthday will require a ticket. *For every 4 Children tickets at least 1 Adult ticket must be purchased. Pit party passes are available for the March 6th 7:30pm show and the March 7th 2pm show.  The March 6th Pit Party will take place 5:30pm-6:30pm.  The March 7th Pit Party will take place 11:30am-1pm.    Pit Passes are available for $10 each.  Pit pass must be accompanied by the correlating event ticket: March 6th Pit Party tickets honored only with March 6th 7:30pm event tickets; March 7th 11:30am Pit Party tickets honored only with March 7th 2pm event tickets. Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and all Ticket… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

VBAS Planetarium show

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

Peter and the Starcatcher presented by Broadway Theatre League

Performing Arts & Film March 6th - 8th, 2015 Aside from some mild sexual  innuendo and  brief depictions of violence (branding, flogging and bullying), the production is suitable for ages 10 and up. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour!  Hailed by The New York Times as "THE MOST EXHILARATING STORYTELLING ON BROADWAY IN DECADES," this comedy takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew.  The winner of 5 Tony Awards® this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER  is the innovative and imaginative play based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.  A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up?  This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captiva… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Event Web Link: http://broadwaytheatreleague.org/?mainID=&topNav=2&sideNav=&subNav=57&subNav2=&type=shows. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Jonathan Carter Trio

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8:00 PM – Sunday, March 8, 2015, 12:00 AM. Furniture Factory Bar and Grill 619 Meridian Street Huntsville, AL 35801.

Black Label

Music Nightlife Venue: Diamonds. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00 PM – Sunday, March 8, 2015, 1:00 AM.

The Moose, Low Frequency Buzz, TheDirtySwagger, and The Gentlemen Bastards

Music Nightlife Venue: Copper Top. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00 PM – Sunday, March 8, 2015, 1:00 AM.

.45 Surprise

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Gag Order

Music Nightlife Venue: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:30 PM – Sunday, March 8, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

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

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

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

William Thomas Art Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Saturday January 10, 2015 - Wednesday April 15, 2015: Boeing Education Center and Murray Hall The Garden is hosting the work of William Thomas, a Southern botanical realism artist. His paintings depict both foliage and floral specimens, mainly in acrylic on canvas. His paintings are vibrant and large (most being 40” x 30”), showing their natural beauty. Visit William Thomas’s exhibit “En Masse” at the Garden. For more information about William Thomas visit williamthomasart.com. For information about his exhibit here, contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. No admission fee. Meet the artist Saturday, March 7, 2015. Details will be posted when available. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 8, 2015.

Spark Lab!

Educational & Lecture Spark Lab at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is a Smithsonian-sponsored activity geared toward pre-K students. Join us for sessions in the main museum scheduled regularly Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each week. Spark Lab includes hands-on physical science-themed interactive activities. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

101 Inventions That Changed The World

Museums, Studios & Galleries Certain turning points in humankind's history have been defined by the creation or discovery of something profound. From stone tools to the birth of the Internet, driven by necessity and accident we have shaped our own destiny through invention. These inventions act as historical punctuation points in the story of 101 Inventions That Changed The World, that explores not only the inventions themselves, but also suggests the reasoning behind their development and their subsequent effect on humankind. From epic time-lapse media of illuminated urban metropoleis to the booming thunder of the jet engine, 101 Inventions is an immensely captivating, unique SENSORY4™ experience guaranteed to fascinate, educate, entertain and inspire adults and children alike. It is an exhibition experience which resonates perfectly with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. To create this incredible new experience for the SENSORY4™ system, Grande Exhibitions engaged a multinational panel of scientific and curatorial experts from aroun… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/11.11.14/101-inventions-changed-world. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Building, Home & Remodeling Show

Downtown Huntsville Show hours: Fri. March 6th: 1pm - 8pm Sun. March 7th: 9am - 7pm Sun. March 8th: 11am - 5pm Admission Cost: Adults: $8.00 Senior Citizens (60+): $6.00 Children 12 and under Free! Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center South Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Kids Art Class

Downtown Huntsville Sunday, February 22, March 1, 8, 15 – , 1-2 PM,  $75 Admission, Located in Denise Onwere’s Studio 314 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. This unique art classes are designed to encourage artistic expression through a wide variety of creative experiences, and quench the thirst of exceptional artistic minds. This unique young artist class includes 4, one hour sessions per month and encompasses fundamentals in drawing, painting, sculpture, and design. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Step Back in Time - Using the Shave Horse

Kids The Historic Park Every weekend has something to offer at Burritt! Join us in the Historic Park for a FREE demonstration of a historic skill every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 pm. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Grissom Theatre presents Tarzan the Musical

Performing Arts & Film Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, TARZAN features heart pumping music by Phil Collins. Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorilla's who name him Tarzan.  Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan's life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks though his tribe's territory and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time.  Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts. March 6-7, 12-14 @ 7:30 March 8 & 15 @ 2. Venue/ Attraction: Grissom High School. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Our Town

Performing Arts & Film "Our Town" presented by Lee High Theater. March 5, 6 and 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm. Final show will be held on March 8, 2015 at 2:30 pm. For more information: lee.theater@hsv-k12.org or 256-428-8150. Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Cost: $10 Adults / $8 Students/ Seniors/ Military. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Peter and the Starcatcher presented by Broadway Theatre League

Performing Arts & Film March 6th - 8th, 2015 Aside from some mild sexual  innuendo and  brief depictions of violence (branding, flogging and bullying), the production is suitable for ages 10 and up. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour!  Hailed by The New York Times as "THE MOST EXHILARATING STORYTELLING ON BROADWAY IN DECADES," this comedy takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew.  The winner of 5 Tony Awards® this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER  is the innovative and imaginative play based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.  A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up?  This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captiva… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Event Web Link: http://broadwaytheatreleague.org/?mainID=&topNav=2&sideNav=&subNav=57&subNav2=&type=shows. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Junior League of Huntsville's American Girl Fashion Show®

Fundraisers Junior League of Huntsville is Setting Stage for Historical Children's Fashion Show The Junior League of Huntsville (JLH) is bringing some of America’s most beloved dolls to Huntsville and wants you to have a chance to see them! The JLH is hosting its first annual American Girl Fashion Show® with shows set for March 7th and 8th. Proceeds are specifically allocated to JLH children's charities. The public can purchase fashion show tickets online at www.jlhuntsville.com. Event dates and times: Friday, March 7 11 am and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8 2 p.m. Allow your daughter, granddaughter, or loved one to channel her inner Addy, Caroline, or Julie by providing her with this unique opportunity. American Girl® shares a philosophy of celebrating girls and all they can be. Its historical dolls each have their own special story and have been a cherished keepsake for little girls for more than 25 years. Visit www.jlhuntsville.com for more information. JLH Mission The Junior League of Huntsvil… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Art Comes to Life

Museums, Studios & Galleries Art Comes to Life – Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m. Through historic interpretation vignettes, theater students from Randolph School will demonstrate selected paintings within the exhibition. The event is free to museum members and included in general admission for non-members. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.hsvmuseum.org.

Church of the Nativity's Friends of Music presents... Michael Brown, violin & Mac Phillip, piano

Music Come listen to the wonderful sounds of music by Bach, Stravinsky & Chopin performed by Michael Brown on Violin & Mac Phillips on Piano Sunday, March 8th at 5pm Church of the Nativity, Episcopal 208 Eustis Avenue SE Huntsville, AL 35801 256.533.2455 www.nativity-hsv.org FREE Concert (Donations are Welcomed). Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free Concert ~ Donations are Welcomed. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Church of the Nativity 208 Eustis Ave SE Huntsville, AL 35801.

Spelman College Jazz Ensemble in Concert

Fundraisers The Huntsville Area Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (HAC-NAASC), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, presents the Spelman College Jazz Ensemble in concert Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at the Marriott Space Center, located at 5 Tranquility Base in Huntsville, AL. The performance serves as the fundraiser for the Dr. Bessie Washington Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund. Tickets for the event are $30.00. The HAC-NAASC plans to raise $10,000 to provide scholarships to support area students who have been accepted and plan to attend Spelman College. Scholarships are awarded in memory of Dr. Bessie Washington Jones, an outstanding Spelman alumna who served as Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Alabama A&M University. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 256.721.1448 or e-mail hsvnaasc@gmail.com. Cost: $30.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Huntsville Marriott 5 Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805.

Peter and the Starcatcher presented by Broadway Theatre League

Performing Arts & Film March 6th - 8th, 2015 Aside from some mild sexual  innuendo and  brief depictions of violence (branding, flogging and bullying), the production is suitable for ages 10 and up. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour!  Hailed by The New York Times as "THE MOST EXHILARATING STORYTELLING ON BROADWAY IN DECADES," this comedy takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew.  The winner of 5 Tony Awards® this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER  is the innovative and imaginative play based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.  A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up?  This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captiva… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Event Web Link: http://broadwaytheatreleague.org/?mainID=&topNav=2&sideNav=&subNav=57&subNav2=&type=shows. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Sandals of Orlando

Music Nightlife Venue: Copper Top. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 9:00 PM – Monday, March 9, 2015, 1:00 AM.

Daniel Yalowitz

Music Nightlife Venue: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 9:30 PM – Monday, March 9, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

Museums, Studios & Galleries Encounters: Dori DeCamillis February 28 – June 14, 2015 The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on a recent series of imaginary self-portraits by Birmingham painter Dori DeCamillis. Each work depicts a character in a private mythology designed to personify an individual piece of the artist’s personality, shedding light on her own foibles, aspirations, and secrets. The portraits also reveal human attributes that are universal. DeCamillis uses animals to symbolize various aspects of her personality, taking her cue from the many cultures and religions around the world in which animals represent ideas, deities and demons, and human traits. The titles of the works come from the sonnets of Shakespeare. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 af… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, March 9, 2015.

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

Museums, Studios & Galleries Huntsville Museum of Art exhibition The economic growth that swept Europe during the 17th and 18th century fueled a golden age of painting. Religious upheavals transformed the way people thought about and utilized art. Technical aspects of art making were honed and codified, as art academies grew in power. The number of artists and the number of art collectors grew exponentially during this period, as the fine arts reached an increasingly wider audience. This exhibition features more than 70 major works by master painters from the renowned collection of The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: Museum admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, March 9, 2015.

William Thomas Art Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Saturday January 10, 2015 - Wednesday April 15, 2015: Boeing Education Center and Murray Hall The Garden is hosting the work of William Thomas, a Southern botanical realism artist. His paintings depict both foliage and floral specimens, mainly in acrylic on canvas. His paintings are vibrant and large (most being 40” x 30”), showing their natural beauty. Visit William Thomas’s exhibit “En Masse” at the Garden. For more information about William Thomas visit williamthomasart.com. For information about his exhibit here, contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. No admission fee. Meet the artist Saturday, March 7, 2015. Details will be posted when available. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, March 9, 2015.

101 Inventions That Changed The World

Museums, Studios & Galleries Certain turning points in humankind's history have been defined by the creation or discovery of something profound. From stone tools to the birth of the Internet, driven by necessity and accident we have shaped our own destiny through invention. These inventions act as historical punctuation points in the story of 101 Inventions That Changed The World, that explores not only the inventions themselves, but also suggests the reasoning behind their development and their subsequent effect on humankind. From epic time-lapse media of illuminated urban metropoleis to the booming thunder of the jet engine, 101 Inventions is an immensely captivating, unique SENSORY4™ experience guaranteed to fascinate, educate, entertain and inspire adults and children alike. It is an exhibition experience which resonates perfectly with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. To create this incredible new experience for the SENSORY4™ system, Grande Exhibitions engaged a multinational panel of scientific and curatorial experts from aroun… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/11.11.14/101-inventions-changed-world. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, March 9, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

101 Rocket City Inventions

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

Free Health Screenings

Health & Wellness Huntsville Hospital Mobile Medical Unit will offer free health screenings for diabetes, heart disease, cholesterol and more. Health screening results are reported to the patient onsite. All test results are completely confidential. Main Library Parking Lot. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, March 9, 2015, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit hmcpl.org.

Rockin’ Story Time

Kids All ages You never knew storytime could be this awesome! Join us weekly on Mondays & Wednesdays @ 10:30am as Miss Melissa rocks your storytime with cool books, kickin' kids songs, rad rhymes, and puppets, too! We'll wrap it all up with a themed craft. All ages are welcome. For more information contact Miss Melissa at mshuman@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5949. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, March 9, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Small Business Financing

Educational & Lecture Finding the Right Option for You Are you ready to apply for financing but uncertain where to start? Do you use your credit card, obtain a small business bank loan or should you try less conventional funding options? This workshop walks you through the most popular methods for obtaining financing for your small business. Traditional Small Business Loan Options Presented by: Redstone Federal Credit Union Learn all the options Redstone Federal Credit Union has for financing a new business or additional funding for an established business. Crowdfunding Presented by: Senator Arthur Orr Raise up to $1 million, with investors in Alabama, to launch your small business through this innovative technique. Revolving Loan Funds Presented by: Neighborhood Concepts, Inc. (NCI) & TARCOG Learn the difference between traditional funding and Revolving Loan Funds (RLF). Funds range from $2,500 to $200,000. Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans The SBA guaranteed loan program offers loans f… Cost: $25 in advance; $35 at the door. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, March 9, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Women's Business Center of North Alabama 515 Sparkman Drive Huntsville, AL 35816.

LEGO Mania

Downtown Huntsville All ages The library will provide LEGOs, you provide the imagination! Chidren can build creations out of their wildest dreams. The library will put these creations on display for 1 week until the next LEGO Mania.  For more information contact Miss Annie at amatthys@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5982. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Event Web Link: http://kids.hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Monday, March 9, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Photographic Program “The Art of the Locomotive”

Educational & Lecture All Aboard! Photographic Program “The Art of the Locomotive” Ken Boyd will be at the Huntsville Photographic Society to show his photos of railroad locomotives and talk about how he made all those great shots happen. He will discuss the pictures and the process to get his book published. His book, for sale on Amazon, has five star rating. Ken Boyd, B.S. M.B.A, has been an avid fine-art and experimental photographer for more than 35 years. He is well known and widely respected as a photography instructor and an artist. His areas of expertise include fine-art printing, digital imaging, archival presentation, studio lighting, fine-art infrared techniques, alternative (1800s) photographic processes, darkroom and lithographic film techniques, hand tinting, and large format equipment. For more information and to see his pictures, "Googlize" Ken Boyd or browse: www.kenboydphotography dot com. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, March 9, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM.

Cheryl Llewellyn

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, March 9, 2015, 9:30 PM – Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Gus Herbert

Music Nightlife Venue: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, March 9, 2015, 9:30 PM – Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Josh Allison

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, March 9, 2015, 9:30 PM – Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Alabama Day on the Hill

Educational & Lecture At this year's 2015 day on the Hill, we will be asking our Alabama representatives to support a new Alabama Alzheimer's Disease State Plan. Join us in our efforts to garner support from our Alabama legislature for this monumental stride towards making a difference in the support of those affected by this devastating disease. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

Museums, Studios & Galleries Encounters: Dori DeCamillis February 28 – June 14, 2015 The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on a recent series of imaginary self-portraits by Birmingham painter Dori DeCamillis. Each work depicts a character in a private mythology designed to personify an individual piece of the artist’s personality, shedding light on her own foibles, aspirations, and secrets. The portraits also reveal human attributes that are universal. DeCamillis uses animals to symbolize various aspects of her personality, taking her cue from the many cultures and religions around the world in which animals represent ideas, deities and demons, and human traits. The titles of the works come from the sonnets of Shakespeare. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 af… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

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

Museums, Studios & Galleries Huntsville Museum of Art exhibition The economic growth that swept Europe during the 17th and 18th century fueled a golden age of painting. Religious upheavals transformed the way people thought about and utilized art. Technical aspects of art making were honed and codified, as art academies grew in power. The number of artists and the number of art collectors grew exponentially during this period, as the fine arts reached an increasingly wider audience. This exhibition features more than 70 major works by master painters from the renowned collection of The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: Museum admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

William Thomas Art Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Saturday January 10, 2015 - Wednesday April 15, 2015: Boeing Education Center and Murray Hall The Garden is hosting the work of William Thomas, a Southern botanical realism artist. His paintings depict both foliage and floral specimens, mainly in acrylic on canvas. His paintings are vibrant and large (most being 40” x 30”), showing their natural beauty. Visit William Thomas’s exhibit “En Masse” at the Garden. For more information about William Thomas visit williamthomasart.com. For information about his exhibit here, contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. No admission fee. Meet the artist Saturday, March 7, 2015. Details will be posted when available. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

101 Inventions That Changed The World

Museums, Studios & Galleries Certain turning points in humankind's history have been defined by the creation or discovery of something profound. From stone tools to the birth of the Internet, driven by necessity and accident we have shaped our own destiny through invention. These inventions act as historical punctuation points in the story of 101 Inventions That Changed The World, that explores not only the inventions themselves, but also suggests the reasoning behind their development and their subsequent effect on humankind. From epic time-lapse media of illuminated urban metropoleis to the booming thunder of the jet engine, 101 Inventions is an immensely captivating, unique SENSORY4™ experience guaranteed to fascinate, educate, entertain and inspire adults and children alike. It is an exhibition experience which resonates perfectly with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. To create this incredible new experience for the SENSORY4™ system, Grande Exhibitions engaged a multinational panel of scientific and curatorial experts from aroun… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/11.11.14/101-inventions-changed-world. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Nature Explorers’ Club

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

Wiggles & Walking Story Time

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

Start-Up Basics: The 5 Steps You Need to Know

Educational & Lecture About This Series Do you have a dream to own your own business but don’t know where to start? Do you have an idea for a business but aren’t sure how to turn your dream into a reality? Are you recently retired, underemployed, unemployed, or just looking for a new business venture? Whether you are just beginning to explore the idea of starting a business or you already have a few months under your belt, learn what you need to be successful from the beginning with the Start-Up Basics: The 5 Steps You Need To Know. Topics include: The importance of a plan Distinguish the type of business entity best for your needs Registering your business, getting a Tax ID number, registering for taxes, business licenses and permits How to find your customers Where to go for funding Visit http://wbcna.org/calendar/eventdetail/1611/-/start-up-basics-the-5-steps-you-need-to-know to purchase tickets and for more information on workshops and instructors. Cost: $10, $15 at the door. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Women's Business Center of North Alabama 515 Sparkman Drive Huntsville, AL 35816.

Tuesday at 2:00 - Weaving on the Friendly Loom

Kids Join us every Tuesday at 2:00 in the Historic Park for a FREE hands-on look at the skills needed to live on a farm in the 1800s. Topics subject to change without notice; call 256-536-2882 for more information. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.burrittonthemountain.com.

Nature Explorers’ Club

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

How to Do Things: Twining

Downtown Huntsville We'll twine a small bag. No weaving experience required. Bring 2 colors of cotton yarn, one light and one dark. 2nd floor events room. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Winslow Davis

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Game Night & Pinball tournament

Social Events & More (ladies play FREE pinball 7-9pm) Food Truck on site. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Chelvis & The Bean

Music Nightlife Venue: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

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

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

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

William Thomas Art Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Saturday January 10, 2015 - Wednesday April 15, 2015: Boeing Education Center and Murray Hall The Garden is hosting the work of William Thomas, a Southern botanical realism artist. His paintings depict both foliage and floral specimens, mainly in acrylic on canvas. His paintings are vibrant and large (most being 40” x 30”), showing their natural beauty. Visit William Thomas’s exhibit “En Masse” at the Garden. For more information about William Thomas visit williamthomasart.com. For information about his exhibit here, contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. No admission fee. Meet the artist Saturday, March 7, 2015. Details will be posted when available. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

101 Inventions That Changed The World

Museums, Studios & Galleries Certain turning points in humankind's history have been defined by the creation or discovery of something profound. From stone tools to the birth of the Internet, driven by necessity and accident we have shaped our own destiny through invention. These inventions act as historical punctuation points in the story of 101 Inventions That Changed The World, that explores not only the inventions themselves, but also suggests the reasoning behind their development and their subsequent effect on humankind. From epic time-lapse media of illuminated urban metropoleis to the booming thunder of the jet engine, 101 Inventions is an immensely captivating, unique SENSORY4™ experience guaranteed to fascinate, educate, entertain and inspire adults and children alike. It is an exhibition experience which resonates perfectly with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. To create this incredible new experience for the SENSORY4™ system, Grande Exhibitions engaged a multinational panel of scientific and curatorial experts from aroun… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/11.11.14/101-inventions-changed-world. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Rockin’ Story Time

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

The Business of Art

Downtown Huntsville $20 Admission, Located in Classroom 2008 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Do you ever want to ask a business question, need a sounding board for business decisions, or ask a simple tax question and do not know where to turn? Join Miriam Ezell, CPA, former VP of  Finance, Author, Certified Life Coach and ARTIST!  Miriam has a strong desire to educate, train in a simple, non-threatening way to the creative community using her engaging personality.  Miriam desires to be your “go to” business professional. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Mike Slaten

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

A Midsummer Night's Dream presented by UAH Theatre

Performing Arts & Film UAH Theatre presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Shakespeare's popular comedy of magic of mayhem. An enchanted forest in a mythical Athens sets the stage for the adventures of four star-crossed lovers, a group of amateur actors, a duke and duchess, a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, a weaver who's transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites, and last but not least, Puck the trickster elf who knows falling in love can make fools of us all. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" runs March 11-22 in Chan Auditorium on the UAH Campus. For more information, please visit uah.edu/theatre or call 256-824-6871. March 11 – 14 and 18 – 21 at 7:30pm / March 15 and 22 at 2:30pm. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Chan Auditorium. Cost: Tickets available at the door / reservations 256-824-6871 - UAH Students FREE/ Other Students and Seniors - $6.00 / Gen. Admission - $12.00. Event Web Link: http://www.uah.edu/la/departments/theatre. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Government Contracting Credentials Program

Educational & Lecture Where: 515 Sparkman Drive Huntsville, AL 35816 Cost: $50 per class in advance; $60 at the door Register for all 10, and receive one session FREE! What is GPAC? The WBCNA established the Government Procurement Assistance Center (GPAC) in 2010 to provide customized coaching and training for existing and aspiring government contractors. What is the GPAC Credentials Program? A series of ten modules have been developed to help small businesses become better subcontractors and, ultimately, prime contractors, thus improving their likelihood of success in government contracting. Learn about government contracting from a real-world perspective. Who Needs This Program? New and growing businesses who want to successfully pursue contracting opportunities with prime contractors and government agencies. Module 1: 12 Steps to Doing Business with the Government Module 2: Marketing to the Primes and the Federal Government Module 3: Small Business Certifications (8a, WOSB, etc.) Module 4: Government Con… Venue/ Attraction: Chamber of Commerce of HSV/ Madison County. Cost: $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 9:00 PM – Thursday, March 12, 2015, 12:00 AM.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

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

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

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

William Thomas Art Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Saturday January 10, 2015 - Wednesday April 15, 2015: Boeing Education Center and Murray Hall The Garden is hosting the work of William Thomas, a Southern botanical realism artist. His paintings depict both foliage and floral specimens, mainly in acrylic on canvas. His paintings are vibrant and large (most being 40” x 30”), showing their natural beauty. Visit William Thomas’s exhibit “En Masse” at the Garden. For more information about William Thomas visit williamthomasart.com. For information about his exhibit here, contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. No admission fee. Meet the artist Saturday, March 7, 2015. Details will be posted when available. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 12, 2015.

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

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

Homeschool Spring Adventure Series

Educational & Lecture STEAM Curriculum: Lessons rich in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics MATHEMATICS in Motion – The movements of heavenly bodies have been successfully computed in various ways throughout history.  Use math to discover how Newton, Kepler and Einstein demonstrated various orbits. Ages 6 – 8 meet from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and ages 9 – 13 meet from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Robotics – Learn the secrets of building and programming LEGO Mindstorms and take a dive into our 24-foot Underwater Astronaut Trainer tank using a SeaPerch remotely-operated vehicle.  Ages 6 – 8 meet from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and ages 9 – 13 meet from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. One course participation: $99 per course; discounted to $89 for each additional sibling Two courses plus lunch (full day): $233 for full day curriculum including a Mars Meal for lunch each day; discounted to $210 for each additional sibling Minimum of 12 students per course and maximum of 20 Reservations, paid in advance, are required. Limite… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/02.24.15/homeschool-adventure-day. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

101 Inventions That Changed The World

Museums, Studios & Galleries Certain turning points in humankind's history have been defined by the creation or discovery of something profound. From stone tools to the birth of the Internet, driven by necessity and accident we have shaped our own destiny through invention. These inventions act as historical punctuation points in the story of 101 Inventions That Changed The World, that explores not only the inventions themselves, but also suggests the reasoning behind their development and their subsequent effect on humankind. From epic time-lapse media of illuminated urban metropoleis to the booming thunder of the jet engine, 101 Inventions is an immensely captivating, unique SENSORY4™ experience guaranteed to fascinate, educate, entertain and inspire adults and children alike. It is an exhibition experience which resonates perfectly with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. To create this incredible new experience for the SENSORY4™ system, Grande Exhibitions engaged a multinational panel of scientific and curatorial experts from aroun… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/11.11.14/101-inventions-changed-world. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Cinderella presented by Sparkman High School

Performing Arts & Film The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with originality, charm, and elegance. Originally presented on TV in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of TV. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and a more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits. Shows are scheduled for Thursday March 12 and Friday March 13 at 9:30 AM and 7:00 PM. On Saturday, March 14, there will be a 2:00 PM matinee with a 7:00 PM final show. March 12-14. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $10-20. Event Web Link: www.sparkmandrama.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Gentle Yoga

Downtown Huntsville Every Thursday. This class is great for beginners! It focuses on balance, strenth, flexibility, and relaxation. Registration not required. Rooms change, please check hmcpl.org/events to confirm. Class time changes to 11:30 beginning in April. Main Library, Auditorium. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM.

Tremendous Toddlers

Downtown Huntsville Ages 2-3 Join us for Toddler Storytime! Each week we will explore 2-3 age appropriate books, fingerplays, and songs. These activities will help increase your two to three year old’s language skills and prepare them for preschool Storytime. The storytime will finish up with an easy to do craft, designed to strengthen motor skills. For more information contact Miss Cassie at 256-532-5949. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Life After Loss: A Journey to Healing

Health & Wellness This 6-week grief class is offered to the public at no charge. Facilitator is Rev. Carl Malm of the Center for Loss, Grief and Change. You may attend weekly or as your schedule permits. For more information, call Jana Seikel at (256) 881-6111. Sponsored by Brookdale Place, Laughlin Service Funeral Home, Hospice of North Alabama and First United Methodist Church. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Brookdale Place at Jones Farm 2815 Carl T. Jones Drive Huntsville, AL 35802.

Parachute Playtime

Downtown Huntsville Ages 18 months – 5 years It's time to bring out the BIG parachute for an interactive parachute play session. Songs, rhymes, and games with the chute! 18 months - 5 years. For more information contact Miss Annie at amatthys@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5982. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Stein and Dine!

Museums, Studios & Galleries Stein and Dine! Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. through October 29, 2015, for the German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. Admission is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase. Family Friendly! Dogs Welcome! Rain or Shine! Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Zac Mayhall

Music Nightlife Venue: Blue Pants Brewery. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

One to One Mentoring & Tutoring Fair

Educational & Lecture We believe that increasing the number of volunteer mentors and tutors in our community will lower the high school drop-out rate and lift our neighbors out of poverty through education. Our hope is that volunteers will find a great fit with a nonprofit - and that both mentor & protege will benefit greatly. Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F7FQ7MX No admission fee. Speakers will share their stories, and local nonprofits - such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Alabama & The Care Center - will be ready to answer your questions. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Thursday Night Swing

Downtown Huntsville $10 Lesson $5 Dance only, Located in the Flying Monkey Theatre on the second floor of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Come Dance With Us! 6:30-7:30 PM: Lesson, 7:30-10:00 PM: Open Dancing. NO PARTNER REQUIRED! EVER! If you haven’t already heard Thursday Night Swing is back and better than ever!  It’s bringing back a weekly DJ’d open dance venue and intermediate lesson space for Huntsville Alabama. We are going to be throwing down tunes by some of the best DJ’s in Huntsville! More info at www.huntsvilleswing.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table

Educational & Lecture The Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table meets on March 12, 2015, at 6:30 pm. The lecture will be on, "Gettysburg requiem: the life and lost causes of Confederate Colonel William C. Oates," by Dr. Glenn LaFantasie, Professor of History at Western Kentucky University. Visitors Welcome. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Elks Lodge 725 Franklin St SE Huntsville, AL 35801.

Calhoun College Theatre presents "The Comedy of Errors" By William Shakespeare

Performing Arts & Film Calhoun College Theatre presents "The Comedy of Errors" By William Shakespeare.   Date and Times:     March 5 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 6 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 7 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 12 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 13 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 14 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 15 @ 2:00 p.m.     March 18 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 19 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 20 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 21 @ 7:00 p.m. Synopsis: A pop musical version of Shakespeare's hilarious comedy  Director:  Bill Provin Tickets:  $12 General Admission/$10 Students & Seniors. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Black Box Theatre in the Fine Arts Building - Calhoun's Decatur Campus. 6250 US-31 Tanner, AL 35671.

Cinderella presented by Sparkman High School

Performing Arts & Film The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with originality, charm, and elegance. Originally presented on TV in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of TV. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and a more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits. Shows are scheduled for Thursday March 12 and Friday March 13 at 9:30 AM and 7:00 PM. On Saturday, March 14, there will be a 2:00 PM matinee with a 7:00 PM final show. March 12-14. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $10-20. Event Web Link: www.sparkmandrama.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

A Midsummer Night's Dream presented by UAH Theatre

Performing Arts & Film UAH Theatre presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Shakespeare's popular comedy of magic of mayhem. An enchanted forest in a mythical Athens sets the stage for the adventures of four star-crossed lovers, a group of amateur actors, a duke and duchess, a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, a weaver who's transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites, and last but not least, Puck the trickster elf who knows falling in love can make fools of us all. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" runs March 11-22 in Chan Auditorium on the UAH Campus. For more information, please visit uah.edu/theatre or call 256-824-6871. March 11 – 14 and 18 – 21 at 7:30pm / March 15 and 22 at 2:30pm. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Chan Auditorium. Cost: Tickets available at the door / reservations 256-824-6871 - UAH Students FREE/ Other Students and Seniors - $6.00 / Gen. Admission - $12.00. Event Web Link: http://www.uah.edu/la/departments/theatre. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Grissom Theatre presents Tarzan the Musical

Performing Arts & Film Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, TARZAN features heart pumping music by Phil Collins. Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorilla's who name him Tarzan.  Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan's life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks though his tribe's territory and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time.  Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts. March 6-7, 12-14 @ 7:30 March 8 & 15 @ 2. Venue/ Attraction: Grissom High School. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

George Scherer

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Scott Morgan

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 8:00 PM – Friday, March 13, 2015, 12:00 AM. Furniture Factory Bar and Grill 619 Meridian Street Huntsville, AL 35801.

5ive O'Clock Charlie

Music Nightlife Venue: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 9:30 PM – Friday, March 13, 2015, 1:30 AM.

Encounters: Dori DeCamillis

Museums, Studios & Galleries Encounters: Dori DeCamillis February 28 – June 14, 2015 The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on a recent series of imaginary self-portraits by Birmingham painter Dori DeCamillis. Each work depicts a character in a private mythology designed to personify an individual piece of the artist’s personality, shedding light on her own foibles, aspirations, and secrets. The portraits also reveal human attributes that are universal. DeCamillis uses animals to symbolize various aspects of her personality, taking her cue from the many cultures and religions around the world in which animals represent ideas, deities and demons, and human traits. The titles of the works come from the sonnets of Shakespeare. Organized by HMA. The Huntsville Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday; the Museum is closed on Mondays. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 af… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015.

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

Museums, Studios & Galleries Huntsville Museum of Art exhibition The economic growth that swept Europe during the 17th and 18th century fueled a golden age of painting. Religious upheavals transformed the way people thought about and utilized art. Technical aspects of art making were honed and codified, as art academies grew in power. The number of artists and the number of art collectors grew exponentially during this period, as the fine arts reached an increasingly wider audience. This exhibition features more than 70 major works by master painters from the renowned collection of The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. Sunday – 12 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ($5 after 5 p.m.!) Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: Museum admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015.

William Thomas Art Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Saturday January 10, 2015 - Wednesday April 15, 2015: Boeing Education Center and Murray Hall The Garden is hosting the work of William Thomas, a Southern botanical realism artist. His paintings depict both foliage and floral specimens, mainly in acrylic on canvas. His paintings are vibrant and large (most being 40” x 30”), showing their natural beauty. Visit William Thomas’s exhibit “En Masse” at the Garden. For more information about William Thomas visit williamthomasart.com. For information about his exhibit here, contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. No admission fee. Meet the artist Saturday, March 7, 2015. Details will be posted when available. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015.

101 Inventions That Changed The World

Museums, Studios & Galleries Certain turning points in humankind's history have been defined by the creation or discovery of something profound. From stone tools to the birth of the Internet, driven by necessity and accident we have shaped our own destiny through invention. These inventions act as historical punctuation points in the story of 101 Inventions That Changed The World, that explores not only the inventions themselves, but also suggests the reasoning behind their development and their subsequent effect on humankind. From epic time-lapse media of illuminated urban metropoleis to the booming thunder of the jet engine, 101 Inventions is an immensely captivating, unique SENSORY4™ experience guaranteed to fascinate, educate, entertain and inspire adults and children alike. It is an exhibition experience which resonates perfectly with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. To create this incredible new experience for the SENSORY4™ system, Grande Exhibitions engaged a multinational panel of scientific and curatorial experts from aroun… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/11.11.14/101-inventions-changed-world. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Cinderella presented by Sparkman High School

Performing Arts & Film The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with originality, charm, and elegance. Originally presented on TV in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of TV. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and a more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits. Shows are scheduled for Thursday March 12 and Friday March 13 at 9:30 AM and 7:00 PM. On Saturday, March 14, there will be a 2:00 PM matinee with a 7:00 PM final show. March 12-14. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $10-20. Event Web Link: www.sparkmandrama.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Seeds to Sprouts: Leprechauns

Kids Boeing Education Classroom 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.  March 13: Leprechauns March 27: Flowerpot Bird Feeders April 10: Nature’s Builders Pre-registration is encouraged. If you register at least 24 hours ahead of the session you will receive a "prize" at the beginning of the class you have registered for. $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. Event Web Link: https://15236.blackbaudhosting.com/15236/EDC-Seeds-to-Sprouts-13Mar2015. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Friday, March 13, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit www.hsvbg.org.

Super Cool Science Show

Kids How do solids, liquids and gases react to extremely cold temperatures? Join us as we experiment with liquid nitrogen and do some really cool science! Learn how materials change when they get cold and watch as coins scream, balloons shrink and plants crumble. Matter will change right before your eyes in a super cool way! Venue/ Attraction: Sci-Quest, Hands-On Science Center. Cost: Included with general admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://sci-quest.org/plan-your-visit/super-cool-science-show. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Spring Wreaths & Punch - Ladies Evening with Friends

Educational & Lecture Nichols Arbor Join us for a special evening with upscale hors d'oeuvres and a selection of delightful punches. We'll craft a beautiful wreath, using natural elements from the Garden, in time to adorn your door for Easter. We are continuing the tradition of a delightful evening and a beautiful wreath to take home. Members $40, Non-Members $50 Contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org or call 256-830-4447, ext. 241. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001FoEHzusJw5PbFRPfe69hKLv1_mB8RcBU8TgQMwdCFYEEvBaOFa_JgQTzFATBv5Q-f2dZOHhvqN4oFcgmoW7y8QhrEtQ9Ws-Y5drpdIOw3Z6rHYQl1y483I95iBUP_iGxwrQ1xuQq3mPAHR_6Sn3vh9UKFtb6FFzOYH_Yo8J3-MeFmCjMukOSz4DsHf93IF5D95uvrg-Dmu5PNAS3OVqV52fcXCihBYohHLTB1VwHcF8Rd--Uo4vFy2gigCGSb2NjibwwEVPpiD9HYARL3fmPXwq5XnHPhQW8RsLE9rut-SYz3HLfE5VTtl3FddJh5_ftQPAircuVR5B-kmEZxv8HAgahi3jWnLbGBHNh2dxplwbW7NlOVCI2uOssgfkba5XO_4lqY9v-siltrcP7zIYDKbFvrXspp5G_Th5JNRjbjNjbiz8ubT26f0pRtHslPxnagCDVwowe8thw27P9j-_P8YjiPFkBKj8Cy… Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Friday, March 13, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit www.hsvbg.org.

Huntsville Community Chorus Association announces auditions for "Kilroy Was Here"

Performing Arts & Film Date and Times: March 13, 6pm-9pm March 14, noon - 4pm Synopsis: The setting is a U.S.O. Club in Brooklyn in 1942. Ships leaving the nearby Navy yard are being sunk by enemy U-boats. Allied intelligence suspects the club is unknowingly harboring Axis spies. Enter Private Joe Kilroy, a young soldier who draws a curious cartoon face everywhere he goes. He’s the only one who knows where the next Allied convoy will converge, and enemy agents are stopping at nothing to learn his secret! Cast Requirements: 30+ roles, high school age and up; roles require singing and dancing Be Prepared: Bring sheet music for a prepared song. An accompanist will be provided. Contact: info@thechorus.org or 256-533-6606 Show Dates: First two weekends of June (5-6; 11-13) Other Info: Auditioners will learn a short choreography routine. Wear shoes that you can dance in comfortably and bring a list of any potential schedule conflicts you may have with rehearsal dates. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Fantasy Playhouse Building 3312 Long Ave. Huntsville, AL 35805.

WEIS Radio Spring Singing

Music Doors open @ 5 pm Music starts @ 6 pm Wilburn & Wilburn New Ground Primitive Quartet. Cost: $10, $12 & $15. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Gadsden State Cherokee Arena 801 Cedar Bluff Road Centre, AL 35960.

DIY Home Cleaning Products

Downtown Huntsville $35 Admission, Located in T-n-T Treasures Studio 261 of the Flying Monkey Arts. To register, please contact Tracy at (412) 378-6896. If you’re looking to go Green, the non-toxic and inexpensive way, consider making your own home cleaning products. The home cleaning product recipes are very simple to make. It takes a few minutes to gather ingredients with common products that may already be in your pantry or you can buy for a few dollars, and the products will last for a long time. More importantly, they are safe, they work, they are organic, and smell good. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Calhoun College Theatre presents "The Comedy of Errors" By William Shakespeare

Performing Arts & Film Calhoun College Theatre presents "The Comedy of Errors" By William Shakespeare.   Date and Times:     March 5 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 6 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 7 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 12 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 13 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 14 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 15 @ 2:00 p.m.     March 18 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 19 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 20 @ 7:00 p.m.     March 21 @ 7:00 p.m. Synopsis: A pop musical version of Shakespeare's hilarious comedy  Director:  Bill Provin Tickets:  $12 General Admission/$10 Students & Seniors. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Black Box Theatre in the Fine Arts Building - Calhoun's Decatur Campus. 6250 US-31 Tanner, AL 35671.

Cinderella presented by Sparkman High School

Performing Arts & Film The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with originality, charm, and elegance. Originally presented on TV in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of TV. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and a more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits. Shows are scheduled for Thursday March 12 and Friday March 13 at 9:30 AM and 7:00 PM. On Saturday, March 14, there will be a 2:00 PM matinee with a 7:00 PM final show. March 12-14. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $10-20. Event Web Link: www.sparkmandrama.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

A Midsummer Night's Dream presented by UAH Theatre

Performing Arts & Film UAH Theatre presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Shakespeare's popular comedy of magic of mayhem. An enchanted forest in a mythical Athens sets the stage for the adventures of four star-crossed lovers, a group of amateur actors, a duke and duchess, a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, a weaver who's transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites, and last but not least, Puck the trickster elf who knows falling in love can make fools of us all. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" runs March 11-22 in Chan Auditorium on the UAH Campus. For more information, please visit uah.edu/theatre or call 256-824-6871. March 11 – 14 and 18 – 21 at 7:30pm / March 15 and 22 at 2:30pm. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Chan Auditorium. Cost: Tickets available at the door / reservations 256-824-6871 - UAH Students FREE/ Other Students and Seniors - $6.00 / Gen. Admission - $12.00. Event Web Link: http://www.uah.edu/la/departments/theatre. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Grissom Theatre presents Tarzan the Musical

Performing Arts & Film Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, TARZAN features heart pumping music by Phil Collins. Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorilla's who name him Tarzan.  Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan's life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks though his tribe's territory and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time.  Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts. March 6-7, 12-14 @ 7:30 March 8 & 15 @ 2. Venue/ Attraction: Grissom High School. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Hermitage Piano Trio

Music Descending from the great Russian musical tradition, the Hermitage Piano Trio is distinguished by its exuberant musicality, interpretative range, and sumptuous sound. Following a recent performance, The Washington Post raved “three of Russia’s most spectacular young soloists… turned in a performance of such power and sweeping passion that it left you nearly out of breath.” The Trio has performed to similarly tremendous acclaim for audiences in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere. Venue/ Attraction: Trinity United Methodist Church. Cost: $25 - $35; Seniors $20 - $30; Students $15. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Seducing Alice Trio

Music Nightlife Venue: Blue Pants Brewery. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Havoc vs. Peoria

Sports Fox 54 Fantastic Friday.  This Week it is Pajama Night.  Come dressed in your PJ’s and you could win prized from Fox 54, Best Buy and the Huntsville Havoc! Gold Adult - $20.00 Mezzanine Silver Adult - $15.00 Mezzanine (General Admission) - $12.00 Purchase single game tickets from the VBC Box Office or www.ticketmaster.com. For groups of 10 tickets or more contact Cline Thompson at 256.518.6163. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. For more info visit www.ticketmaster.com.

How NOT to Commit a Murder

Museums, Studios & Galleries You've heard of the perfect crime...but this was something else entirely! Evil Cheez Productions presents the hilarious courtroom caper, "How NOT to Commit a Murder" during the month of March. Based on a TRUE "stupid criminal" murder attempt, the question isn't "who done it," but "who would believe it?" Come on out and see for yourself! PG-14. Venue/ Attraction: The Historic Lowry House. Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Homegrown Comedy Show

Performing Arts & Film Homegrown Comedy will debut it’s first show held at Straight to Ale Brewery on Friday March 13th at 8pm. Tickets are only $5 at the door. Performing for the first time on the Homegrown stage will be Ari Kobler & Sick Dick Cocks. Returning to the Homegrown stage will be James Randall Robinson, Stephen Claybrooks, & Ben Sawyer. Thaddeus Blake will be hosting the show. Homegrown Comedy with Homegrown Beers, What's Not to Love?! The Straight to Ale Brewery is located behind Matrix Gym at 3200 Leeman Ferry Rd SW, Huntsville, Alabama 35801. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Cost: $5 at the door. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Winslow Davis Ensemble

Music The Winslow Davis ensemble begins at 8 pm in the Flying Monkey Arts Theater on the second floor of Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment. Winslow Davis, a classically-trained violinist who previously performed with several regional orchestras, has blazed a new trail with his 5-string electric violin. The Winslow Davis music experience blends electric violin with electric guitar pedal effects, samples, drum and loop machines. Often described as a fusion violinist, Winslow executes an eclectic combination of original instrumental compositions and improvisational arrangements that range from beat-heavy, techno-influenced sessions, to haunting, melodic tunes that are lyrically poetic. Flying Monkey Arts Theater. Cost: $10.00. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Nightlife Venue: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Friday, March 13, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Juice

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, March 14, 2015, 12:00 AM. Furniture Factory Bar and Grill 619 Meridian Street Huntsville, AL 35801.

Big Daddy Kingfish

Music Nightlife Venue: Diamonds. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015, 9:00 PM – Saturday, March 14, 2015, 1:00 AM.

CBDB Album Release Party

Downtown Huntsville Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Mr. Crowley

Music Nightlife Venue: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, March 13, 2015, 9:30 PM – Saturday, March 14, 2015, 1:30 AM.