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Alice's Garden of Wonders

Kids Don't be late ... Experience Wonderland Take a tumble down the Rabbit Hole and explore Alice's Garden of Wonders!   Mad Hatter's Tea Party Queen of Hearts Chess Door Maze Queen's Croquet Teapot and Teacup Queen's Castle Tweedledee and Tweedledum's Home Jabberwocky and Mock Turtle. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=36. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014.

Al Hirschfeld: A Celebration of Hollywood and Broadway

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 31 – September 14, 2014 This show features nearly 50 drawings and prints spanning Hirschfeld’s career and gather together icons from the Great White Way and the Silver Screen including John Wayne, Carol Channing, Richard Burton, Zero Mostel, Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Hepburn, and Marlon Brando. Among the art in this new show is a lithograph of Marilyn Monroe’s famous sewer grate scene from The Seven Year Itch; Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, and a white haired Charlie Chaplin, drawn from life from a Hirschfeld interview in 1942. A sultry drawing of Sophia Loren entwined with Anthony Perkins from their 1962 film, Five Miles To Midnight also greets visitors to the exhibition. The artwork covers a staggering 71 years of popular culture in America, from an autographed drawing of vaudeville comedian Billy B. Van from 1929 to a gouache painting of Groucho Marx from 2000. The Huntsville Museum of Art brings the best of Hirschfeld to Alabama. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tues… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014.

Janet Fish: Master of Light and Shadow

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 4 – July 27, 2014 Celebrated American realist painter Janet Fish is best known for her colorful still life that focus on the ways that light bounces off reflective surfaces. Borrowed from important lenders from across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Dallas Museum of Art, this retrospective celebrates the arc of Fish’s amazing career, from her early works painted in the late 1960s, through paintings executed within the last ten years. A major illustrated catalog produced by the museum will accompany the exhibition. Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014.

Seeing is Believing: Contemporary Works on Paper from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 17 – August 10, 2014 To complement the Janet Fish retrospective, this exhibit features a selection of prints and drawings by major American realist artists who are Fish’s generational peers, including Jack Beal, Chuck Close, Richard Estes, David Parrish, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol. Organized by HMA. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014.

Majestic Minerals – Nature’s Building Blocks

The beauty of gold has captured the imagination since antiquity. If one is very lucky, it is easy to recover, easy to form into jewelry and art objects, has other useful properties, does not corrode, and retains a high value. Gold is both an element and a mineral, but it is only one of 118 known elements and one of over 4000 minerals. Elements and minerals display a wide variety of beautiful colors and exotic crystal shapes. Minerals combine to form rocks, which are old, heavy, hard, and ugly, or are they? Nature has provided us with a variety of rocks that are not only necessary for our society, but are often beautiful and treasured. Sometimes we see only the rough exterior, and miss the inner beauty, so it is with rocks. In conjunction with the Gold Mountain summer program, the exhibit will explore rocks and minerals, how they formed, where they might be found in Alabama, and include a large sampling of these beautiful wonders of nature. Earth Science students will find the exhibit both useful and entertain… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/majestic-minerals%20natures-building-blocks. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

“Star Wars” Day

Kids The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library’s Bailey Cove Branch, 1409 Weatherly Plaza, will celebrate the end of Summer Reading at “Star Wars” Day with crafts, games, prizes, etc. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 256-881-0257. Venue/ Attraction: Bailey Cove Branch Library. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Civil War Day

Kids Civil War Day—find out what it’s like to hear the drum roll and march into battle. Learn to send and decode messages.  You may even meet Clara Barton or a Civil War spy! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/summer-family-fun/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Puppet Play Day

Kids Puppet Play Day–make puppets and listen to a puppet show. Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/summer-family-fun/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Spark Lab

Kids 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 Friday through Sunday each week. Spark Lab includes hands-on physical science-themed interactive activities. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/04.11.14/spark-lab. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain

Kids Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain is an exciting, interactive adventure that comes to life in March 2014. Visitors will experience the Alabama Gold Rush of 1829 for themselves. Guests will “arrive” on the stagecoach, shop in the General Store for provisions, build a cabin out of child-size faux logs, pan for gold in the sluice, get hands-on experience with  daily chores, enjoy music of the time - all this and more while collecting “gold nuggets” along the way. Visitors won’t want to forget to weigh their gold and stake their claim! This original adventure, geared for children ages 3 to 11, will provide hours of family fun and learning while presenting the rough and tumble life of a prospector. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://burrittonthemountain.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

25-Cent Book Sale

Fundraisers Friends of the Library will hold a 25-Cent Book Sale at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library’s Downtown Huntsville Branch, 915 Monroe St. from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Educational & Lecture 30 minute guided walking tour; $5. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Constitution Village. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/summer-family-fun/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00am- 5:00pm Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing exhibit coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! GPS Adventures is an introduction to all things Global Positioning System (GPS) – its history, current uses and future possibilities – all displayed within a 2,500 square foot maze! Visitors experience the thrill of geocaching – hunting for hidden treasure as they navigate from room to room using GPS enabled technology and their code-solving abilities. With wall graphics that represent four distinct locations – urban, city park, back-country and a historic site – visitors are immersed in a unique experience as they find their way. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.02.14/gps-adventures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Two Lines

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, May 5, 2014 - Sunday, August 3, 2014; 9am-5pm daily This Powerful collection of 100 unique and distinguished photographs is a pictorial narrative sharing the history of two nations divided by war: Korea and Germany. The history of these divided nations is often unknown or forgotten. Korea remains divided after 60 years. Germany reunited just 25 years ago and now celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the highly successful Green Zone, European Green Belt. This thriving industrial area and nature preserve affirms that destructive divisions can heal, bring strength and unity. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/05.05.14/two-lines. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Seeds to Sprouts: Seeds

Kids Meet other parents while nature comes alive for you and your little one, ages 2-5, at 10 a.m. on selected Fridays. Enjoy stories, lessons, hands-on activities and guided tours.  Parents free with membership or Garden admission. $8 for first child, $5 for each additional sibling in the same family. June 13: Sunflowers June 20: Snails July 11: Snakes July 25: Seeds 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. 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 256-837-4101 or mhertzig@hsvbg.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=2&start_day=12&start_year=2014&end_month=5&end_day=31&end_year=2014&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=classesCamp&typeID=94. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Tiny Tot Skate Session at Skate Odyssey

Kids Every FRIDAY from 10am-12pm come to Skate Odyssey and bring the kiddos for some family FUN! Children 5 and under only Please! Bring your child, toddler, baby and play away on our big skate floor! We have Little Tykes skates available for the tiny ones or regular skates start at a size 9 toddler. Parents are FREE unless they skate, and the kids are only $5 each! Skate Odyssey 11319 Memorial Parkway SW Huntsville, Al. 256-880-7655. Cost: $5.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Skate Odyssey 11319 Memorial Parkway SW Huntsville, AL. 35803.

Super Summer of Science Fun

Kids Sci-Quest is the place to be this summer for science fun! Each day is themed with different activities and new and exciting shows for children (and adults) of all ages. We also have a special pre-K component with fun hands-on activities for our littlest visitors. All activities are included with general admission. Make some time for science this summer, because it’s going to be a geeky good time! Please visit our website for a complete list of activities. 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-summer-science-fun. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Creative Young Minds Art Show

Kids Creative Young Minds Art Show for kids and teens, ages 4-18, will start at noon at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library’s Bessie K. Russell Branch, 3011-C Sparkman Drive. A reception with the artists will be held at 3:30 p.m. 256- 859-9050. Venue/ Attraction: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Astronaut Lunch

Museums, Studios & Galleries Enjoy personal interaction with an astronaut and a delicious lunch served in the Mission Center Complex - the authentic Space Camp training floor. Learn more about the exciting journey into space, have your picture made and get an autograph! Lunches are on Friday afternoons from 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. $25 per person. Limited spaces are available, so reserve yours today! Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/08.22.14/astronaut-lunch. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

PME Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament

Fundraisers The PME Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes: •Awareness of lung cancer, mainly asbestos lung cancer; •Supports cancer patients with basic needs & research information; •Promotes awareness of clinical trials for cancer research; •Creates scholarships for high school college students (health and social service venues); •Promote awareness of social issues; •Promotes talent among local high schools students in Huntsville and surrounding areas. Cost: $85.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Hampton Cove Golf Course 450 Old Highway 431 Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763.

Fun Fridays: Shark Bite

Museums, Studios & Galleries ages 5 and up - $25. Venue/ Attraction: My Spirited Art. Event Web Link: http://www.rezclick.com/myspiritedart/index.php?page=classes#2444. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Backyard Bash

Kids Huntsville-Madison County Public Library’s Madison Branch, 130 Plaza Blvd. Madison, celebrates the end of Summer Reading with a Backyard Bash at 3 p.m. 256-461-0046. Venue/ Attraction: Madison Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Downtown Huntsville Sounds of Summer Series

Downtown Huntsville What if you knew that every Thursday, Friday, and select Saturday's this summer, you'd be able to enjoy free live music in the city center?  If that sounds good, then you're in luck because its exactly what the "2014 Downtown Huntsville Sounds of Summer Series presented by Cadence Bank" will offer beginning in June and extending through August. Each Thursday from 5-7pm on the Westside Square, the series offers free concerts from bands including .45 Surprise, Flannel Umbros, Milltowne, and Marco Pollo.  Conveniently located in the entertainment district, you'll be able to grab food from the great nearby restaurants or your favorite drink from the many establishments and sip and stroll to get a great evening started. Then, each Friday, the same location will come to life from 5-7pm with a live remote and free entertainment from one of the Cumulus Media line-up of local stations.  From WZYP to Journey 93.3, the series will be two hours worth of Friday afternoon fun as Downtown Huntsville gets the weekend s… Event Web Link: http://www.downtownhuntsville.org/featured-events/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville Huntsville AL, 35801.

Parents Night Out

Kids Join us on Friday, July 25th for a fun-filled night of games, crafts, and activities for kids of all ages. To help keep this night awesome for our kids, parents are kindly requested to go and find something to do on their own. We begin at 5pm on Friday, July 25 and end at 9:00 pm for 5 & under or 10:00 pm for 6 & over. The cost is $10 with a $20 family maximum. Sign up online at http://www.graceumchsv.org/pno. Cost: $10 per child with $20 family maximum. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Grace United Methodist Church 2113 Old Monrovia Rd. Huntsville, AL 35806.

DCI North Alabama

Music Alabama A&M University is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for DCI North Alabama, which will be held at Louis Crews Stadium on the campus of Alabama A&M University.  The competition takes place on Friday, July 25, 2014, at 6:30 pm.  Twelve drum corps will be in competition, to include two-time DCI World Champion, Madison Scouts, of Madison, Wisconsin.    Drum Corps International (DCI) is the world leader in producing events for the world’s most elite and exclusive marching ensembles for student musicians and performers.  Founded in 1972, Drum Corps International has developed into a powerful, nonprofit, global youth organization with far- reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence.  The DCI Tour is Drum Corps International’s series of more than 100 live competitive events over seven weeks from June through August.  Events take place in a variety of football stadiums including major venues across the U.S. such as the Georgia Dome and INVESCO Field at Mile High. The Drum Corps… Venue/ Attraction: Alabama A&M University - Louis Crews Stadium. Event Web Link: http://www.dci.org/schedule/details.cfm?event=296. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

As You Like It

Performing Arts & Film July 24-26 @ 7:00 pm July 27@ 2:00 pm All performances at Wilson Theatre at Wilson Hall, UAH Campus, 391 Sparkman Drive in Huntsville, AL A pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare, "As You Like It" follows Rosalind as she flees the court and seeks safety in the Forest of Arden. There she runs in to Orlando, in the forest for similar reasons, who is the boy with whom she fell in love just before leaving court. He does not recognize her in her disguise as the shepherd Ganymede,and Rosalind takes the opportunity to teach him how to woo her and win her heart. Will this experiment succeed? Join us to find out, and remember: What happens in Arden stays in Arden! This play features one of Shakespeare's most famous and oft-quoted speeches, "All the world's a stage" and is the origin of the phrase "too much of a good thing". Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Wilson Theatre. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Legally Blonde, the Musical presented by Lyrique Music Productions

Performing Arts & Film Lyrique Music Productions is proud to present our summer show, LEGALLY BLONDE, The Musical!! This international award-winning hit is an all singing, all dancing romantic comedy about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got! Perennially perky Elle Woods is a girl who loves to be pampered and shop for the latest all-pink outfits. But when her boyfriend dumps her for someone "more serious," Elle sets out to win him back by putting down the credit card and hitting the books. Ready to revamp her image, Elle goes where no Delta Nu sorority girl has gone before: Harvard Law School! Legally Blonde takes you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway's blondest new student. Along the way, our heroine proves that being yourself and going after what you want never goes out of style. Directed by Luz Tolentino Ladrillono, with music direction by Gianna Gimenez, choreography by Rene Bonifay and technical direction by Lynn Broad. Lyrique Music Productions is honored to present the most talen… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: 20.00. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.lyriquemusicproductions.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Weekend Jazz

Music Brasserie Juno, Huntsville's newest French restaurant, invites you to relax, pull up a chair, and enjoy some fabulous live jazz entertainment while you dine on some fabulous French cuisine. Join us for a some "Frank Friday's" surprise guests on Saturday's, and Sunday brunch with live jazz piano. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Brasserie Juno 964 Airport Rd SW Ste 3 Huntsville, AL 35802.

Tailgate for Tickets on Northside Square

Social Events & More This Free event will be Downtown Huntsville on the Northside Square Friday, July 25 from 7pm to 10pm. While anyone can attend, the event is geared toward BAMA fans as it is hosted by the Rocket City Roll Tiders. Music by Mother Funk, drink specials, silent auction, and the Reverse Raffle to win a pair of season ticket to every BAMA home football game! Bring your tailgate chairs and enjoy this free, family-friendly kick-off tailgate downtown! Is the event free? Yes. Cost: FREE. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/UAAlumniMadCo/timeline. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville, Northside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

City Lights and Stars featuring KUSH

Music Kush reggae band was formed in 2006 to play at a celebration of Bob Marley's birthday. The band-members stayed together after the celebration and started playing local venues. Kush focuses on the reggae genre but also plays Calypso\Soca, Funk and Rock. With this combination of musical styles, Kush quickly became one of North Alabama's favorite bands. Kush is fortunate to have some of the most talented musicians in the area. They include: Rashard Phillips-drums/vocals, Sean Hopkins-bass, Remi Sherode-percussion/vocals, Nichelle Johnson-Bynum - lead and background vocals, Curtis Jordan - keyboards/vocals, Jason Humphress - guitar/vocals, Bert Corbin - vocal/percussion. SEE KUSH. For tickets call 256-536-2882. Gates open at 6:30 pm. Please no outside alcohol or dogs. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list?option=com_ohanah&view=events&Itemid=357&ohanah_category_id=2&filterEvents=notpast&textToSearch=&limit=3&limitstart=3. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Branson Ireland

Music Nightlife Venue: Jefferson Street Pub. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Juice & Robby Eichmann

Music Juice on patio & Robby Eichmann inside. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:00 AM.

The Alternative (Christian Dance Party)

Social Events & More FREE!! ALL AGES. The Alternative hosts a series of events with club atmosphere to prove we can have fun, dance, and Glorify King Jesus. DJ Sam Smite will be spinning today hottest Christian songs. Let us be your Alternative. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – Saturday, July 26, 2014, 2:00 AM. 125 North Side Square 2nd Floor Suite 200 Huntsville, AL 35801.

Epic Comedy Hour: Underwear Party Edition

Museums, Studios & Galleries $8 Admission. It’s time to celebrate, Huntsville – Epic turns 3 years old! To celebrate the occasion, Epic Comedy has partnered up with Underwear Comedy Party to bring you what will most definitely be a night of unforgettable comedy – all the comics will be performing in their underwear! This month’s show features: Stephen Claybrooks, Sam McLeroy, Kristi Snyder, Sarah McCoy, Jeremy Mesi, and the creator of Underwear Comedy Party, Joe Pettis! This month’s show is hosted by the ECH founder himself, Justin Ledlow! Admission is $8 and can only be purchased at the door the night of the show – so get there early and get a good seat! This show is rated: R. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Nightlife Venue: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Damn Skippy

Music Nightlife Venue: Diamonds. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, July 26, 2014, 1:00 AM.

Ned Van Go

Music Nightlife Venue: Copper Top. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Ned Van Go

Music Nightlife Venue: Copper Top. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Soul Radics

Music Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Space Donkeys

Music Nightlife Venue: LeeAnn's. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, July 26, 2014, 1:00 AM.

Alice's Garden of Wonders

Kids Don't be late ... Experience Wonderland Take a tumble down the Rabbit Hole and explore Alice's Garden of Wonders!   Mad Hatter's Tea Party Queen of Hearts Chess Door Maze Queen's Croquet Teapot and Teacup Queen's Castle Tweedledee and Tweedledum's Home Jabberwocky and Mock Turtle. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=36. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Al Hirschfeld: A Celebration of Hollywood and Broadway

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 31 – September 14, 2014 This show features nearly 50 drawings and prints spanning Hirschfeld’s career and gather together icons from the Great White Way and the Silver Screen including John Wayne, Carol Channing, Richard Burton, Zero Mostel, Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Hepburn, and Marlon Brando. Among the art in this new show is a lithograph of Marilyn Monroe’s famous sewer grate scene from The Seven Year Itch; Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, and a white haired Charlie Chaplin, drawn from life from a Hirschfeld interview in 1942. A sultry drawing of Sophia Loren entwined with Anthony Perkins from their 1962 film, Five Miles To Midnight also greets visitors to the exhibition. The artwork covers a staggering 71 years of popular culture in America, from an autographed drawing of vaudeville comedian Billy B. Van from 1929 to a gouache painting of Groucho Marx from 2000. The Huntsville Museum of Art brings the best of Hirschfeld to Alabama. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tues… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Janet Fish: Master of Light and Shadow

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 4 – July 27, 2014 Celebrated American realist painter Janet Fish is best known for her colorful still life that focus on the ways that light bounces off reflective surfaces. Borrowed from important lenders from across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Dallas Museum of Art, this retrospective celebrates the arc of Fish’s amazing career, from her early works painted in the late 1960s, through paintings executed within the last ten years. A major illustrated catalog produced by the museum will accompany the exhibition. Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Seeing is Believing: Contemporary Works on Paper from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 17 – August 10, 2014 To complement the Janet Fish retrospective, this exhibit features a selection of prints and drawings by major American realist artists who are Fish’s generational peers, including Jack Beal, Chuck Close, Richard Estes, David Parrish, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol. Organized by HMA. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Paint the Streets 5k & Carlene Hall Memorial Mile

Fundraisers Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), along with the family and friends of the late Carlene Hall, present the fourth annual “Paint the Streets” 5k & Carlene Hall Memorial Mile on Saturday, July 26, at 7 a.m. to benefit spinal cord injury services at United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville & Tennessee Valley, Inc. (UCP). The race was created by the family and friends of Carlene Hall, an amazing woman who displayed uncommon faith and courage in the face of a debilitating spinal cord injury, to honor Carlene and enhance spinal cord injury services for others in our community. To learn more about the annual event and sponsorship opportunities, visit UCP Huntsville online or email Jim Varnavas at paintthestreets5k@gmail.com for more information. Cost: $10-$25. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM. SAIC 6723 Odyssey Dr NW Huntsville, AL 35806.

Athens Saturday Market

Health & Wellness June 7- August 30 Saturday, 8am- noon What You’ll Find: Fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, breads, honey, jelly, jams and more! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 409 Green Street, Athens, AL 35611.

Bailey Cove Farmers Market

Health & Wellness June through September Saturday, 8am-Noon What You’ll Find: Locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, flowers and other locally produced products. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. St. Thomas Episcopal Church 12200 Bailey Cove Rd. Huntsville, AL 35803.

Madison City Farmers Market

Healthy Huntsville Madison City Farmers Market is the area’s original local, producer-only farmers market, founded in 2007. Everything sold at the market is grown or crafted by local farmers and craftspeople. Our vendors provide a wide selection of the freshest  local veggies, fruits, cheese, eggs, meats, herbs, honey, jams, jellies, relishes, home-baked goods, plants and flowers. Come see creations from local artisans including handmade cards, soaps, lotions, candles, wood crafts, sewn items and other handmade products. April 12 - November 22;  8am-Noon (April - Sept) and 9am-Noon (Oct - Nov). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Trinity Baptist Church 1088 Hughes Road, Madison, AL 35758.

Majestic Minerals – Nature’s Building Blocks

The beauty of gold has captured the imagination since antiquity. If one is very lucky, it is easy to recover, easy to form into jewelry and art objects, has other useful properties, does not corrode, and retains a high value. Gold is both an element and a mineral, but it is only one of 118 known elements and one of over 4000 minerals. Elements and minerals display a wide variety of beautiful colors and exotic crystal shapes. Minerals combine to form rocks, which are old, heavy, hard, and ugly, or are they? Nature has provided us with a variety of rocks that are not only necessary for our society, but are often beautiful and treasured. Sometimes we see only the rough exterior, and miss the inner beauty, so it is with rocks. In conjunction with the Gold Mountain summer program, the exhibit will explore rocks and minerals, how they formed, where they might be found in Alabama, and include a large sampling of these beautiful wonders of nature. Earth Science students will find the exhibit both useful and entertain… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/majestic-minerals%20natures-building-blocks. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Civil War Day

Kids Civil War Day—find out what it’s like to hear the drum roll and march into battle. Learn to send and decode messages.  You may even meet Clara Barton or a Civil War spy! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/summer-family-fun/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Discovering Amphibians

Kids COME EXPLORE WITH US ! Discover amazing things through find hands-on activities in the Anderson Education Center, Purdy Butterfly House and the Children’s Garden Appropriate for all ages               June 28, July 26 Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm Live toad and frog demonstration in the Anderson Education Center. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&type=events&viewMoreType=events&typeID=222. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Puppet Play Day

Kids Puppet Play Day–make puppets and listen to a puppet show. Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/summer-family-fun/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Spark Lab

Kids 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 Friday through Sunday each week. Spark Lab includes hands-on physical science-themed interactive activities. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/04.11.14/spark-lab. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain

Kids Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain is an exciting, interactive adventure that comes to life in March 2014. Visitors will experience the Alabama Gold Rush of 1829 for themselves. Guests will “arrive” on the stagecoach, shop in the General Store for provisions, build a cabin out of child-size faux logs, pan for gold in the sluice, get hands-on experience with  daily chores, enjoy music of the time - all this and more while collecting “gold nuggets” along the way. Visitors won’t want to forget to weigh their gold and stake their claim! This original adventure, geared for children ages 3 to 11, will provide hours of family fun and learning while presenting the rough and tumble life of a prospector. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://burrittonthemountain.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Beginners Melt and Pour Soap Class

Museums, Studios & Galleries $40 Admission, Located in Studio 266 in the Flying Monkey Arts. Participants must register in advance. If you want to learn how to make EASY and FUN soaps without dealing with lye and use minutes after its made, then melt and pour soap is for you! Each student will learn and take home: 1 Sample (cutting DEMO) Sliced bar of soap Basic Bar of Soap, 2 Natural Herbal Bars of Soap, 4 oz. of soap base to make your own soap creations. 1 Handout/Instructions includes some soap recipes. ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00am- 5:00pm Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing exhibit coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! GPS Adventures is an introduction to all things Global Positioning System (GPS) – its history, current uses and future possibilities – all displayed within a 2,500 square foot maze! Visitors experience the thrill of geocaching – hunting for hidden treasure as they navigate from room to room using GPS enabled technology and their code-solving abilities. With wall graphics that represent four distinct locations – urban, city park, back-country and a historic site – visitors are immersed in a unique experience as they find their way. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.02.14/gps-adventures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Two Lines

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, May 5, 2014 - Sunday, August 3, 2014; 9am-5pm daily This Powerful collection of 100 unique and distinguished photographs is a pictorial narrative sharing the history of two nations divided by war: Korea and Germany. The history of these divided nations is often unknown or forgotten. Korea remains divided after 60 years. Germany reunited just 25 years ago and now celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the highly successful Green Zone, European Green Belt. This thriving industrial area and nature preserve affirms that destructive divisions can heal, bring strength and unity. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/05.05.14/two-lines. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Breakfast Trolley Tours

Downtown Huntsville Breakfast Trolley Tours at Alabama Constitution Village are back for 2014! “Have your muffin and eat it, too” while touring downtown Huntsville and the Twickenham Historic district, summer Saturdays at 10am. Our vintage-inspired trolley bus leaves from Alabama Constitution Village, 109 Gates Ave, each Saturday, June-Sept. 2014! Historic Interpreters climb onboard each week to tell you tales about people and places from Huntsville’s past worth repeating, and some definitely worth repeating! Tickets are $15; advance Credit Card reservations are strongly encouraged by calling 256 535-6564 Tues.-Fri. from 10am-3pm. For more information, call 256 535-6564. Venue/ Attraction: Constitution Village. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/breakfast-trolley-tour/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Madison Chamber of Commerce Business Expo & Kids Day

Health & Wellness The Madison Chamber of Commerce presents our original, signature event-MCC Business Expo & Kids Day-a free, family-friendly event! Saturday, July 26 from 10am-2pm at the Hogan family YMCA in Madison. MCC member businesses will be exhibiting at the Expo. The kids are entertained throughout the day with free activities such as face painting, balloon art, stomp rockets, tours of Madison SWAT unit and Mobile command post, HEMSI ambulance and Madison Fire truck as well as inflatables! The MCC Business Expo and Kids Day is free to the public and features free hot dogs for everyone in attendance as long as they last! Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: www.madisonalchamber.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Hogan YMCA in Madison 130 Park Square Lane Madison, AL 35758.

Beetle Brunch, Lady Bug & Butterfly Release

Kids Anderson Education Center and Purdy Butterfly House Seatings at 10:00 am-10:45 am, 11:00 am-11:45 am $15 per person Includes Garden Admission. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&type=events&viewMoreType=events&typeID=249. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

The Patriot Ride

Seasonal For Armed Forces / Veteran's Day come help us celebrate America and those that helped make it possible for us to live in a free country.  You can't get much more American than railroading, because railroading helped build this country and brought it together as a nation ! Have your picture made next to the "Victory Special / The Patriot" sign proudly displayed on the front of the train.  These are usually full length trips and last approximately one hour and forty minutes. Venue/ Attraction: North Alabama Railroad Museum. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Beetle Brunch, Lady Bug & Butterfly Release

Kids Anderson Education Center and Purdy Butterfly House Seatings at 10:00 am-10:45 am, 11:00 am-11:45 am $15 per person Includes Garden Admission. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&type=events&viewMoreType=events&typeID=249. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Science Weekends

Kids Every Saturday and Sunday, the Science Center offers a variety of hands-on activities, shows and learning labs to experience while visiting. Witness kitchen science experiments with solids, liquids and gases, see how tall you can build a straw tower or design a circuit, and engage in science and engineering activities designed specifically for our littlest visitors! These activities are included with general admission (except for the Roaming Dome). Please note: Activities subject to change without notice due to birthday parties or other special events. Please check with the front desk to confirm upon your arrival. Venue/ Attraction: Sci-Quest, Hands-On Science Center. Cost: Included with general admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://sci-quest.org/plan-your-visit/science-weekends. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Artist Market

Museums, Studios & Galleries Free, Flying Monkey Arts. Local artists and others are invited to set up a booth and sell their wares to the public. There will be art, jewelry, vintage clothing, and more interesting things for sale inside our facility – safe from rain. Vendor registration check flyingmonkeyarts.org. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Get Pop Cultured- DC Comics Day

Kids Please join us for DC Comics Day.  Between 1pm and 3pm we will be focusing on our younger crowd- ages 3 to 10. There will be a story time, craft, and costume contest. Later, (between 6pm and 830pm), join us as we will continue our celebration, geared more towards teens and adults. It will include a cosplay contest, DC Comic trivia and much more. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Barnes and Noble 2750 Carl T Jones Dr SE Huntsville, AL 35802.

Adult and Teen Workshop - The Art of Needlepoint – Christmas in July

Museums, Studios & Galleries It's Christmas in July when you make this fun mitten ornament! Be introduced to the historic skill of needlepoint under the direction of members of the American Needlepoint Guild. Needlepoint is a form of counted thread in which yarn is stitched through a stiff open weave canvas. Its common uses include wall hangings, pillows, upholstery, holiday ornaments and purses. Learn about the different materials needed, basic stitches, and some of the history of this time honored folk craft. Once you master this skill you will be ready to make a wide variety of items for yourself and as gifts for others. Christmas will be here before you know it. Workshops are suitable for ages 13 to adult. We ask that students who are minors provide a completed parental contact form that can be obtained by emailing  or ask for one when registering for the class. Call 256-536-2882 today to pay and reserve your spot. Class size is limited. Burritt reserves the right to cancel a workshop in the event that a minimum capacity is not re… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/adult-and-teen-workshop-the-art-of-needlepoint%20christmas-in-july. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Geocaching 101

Museums, Studios & Galleries Attend the Geocaching 101 tutorial and search for caches throughout our campus while learning about the history and application of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology within the featured exhibit, GPS Adventures. Session is included with your membership or paid museum admission. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/06.21.14/geocaching-101. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Rope Making: Just the right twist

Museums, Studios & Galleries Every Weekend our Step Back in Time programs give you the chance to take a closer look at life in the past. Drop in on our historic interpreters from 1:30 - 2:30 pm every Saturday and Sunday to enjoy demonstrations of skills and crafts in the historic park. While you're at Burritt don't miss the guided tour of the historic park offered every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30! Join one of our historic interpreters for a more in-depth look at the history behind the homes in our historic park included with regular admission. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/knots-ins-and-outs-with-the-working-end-of-rope-6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Legally Blonde, the Musical presented by Lyrique Music Productions

Performing Arts & Film Lyrique Music Productions is proud to present our summer show, LEGALLY BLONDE, The Musical!! This international award-winning hit is an all singing, all dancing romantic comedy about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got! Perennially perky Elle Woods is a girl who loves to be pampered and shop for the latest all-pink outfits. But when her boyfriend dumps her for someone "more serious," Elle sets out to win him back by putting down the credit card and hitting the books. Ready to revamp her image, Elle goes where no Delta Nu sorority girl has gone before: Harvard Law School! Legally Blonde takes you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway's blondest new student. Along the way, our heroine proves that being yourself and going after what you want never goes out of style. Directed by Luz Tolentino Ladrillono, with music direction by Gianna Gimenez, choreography by Rene Bonifay and technical direction by Lynn Broad. Lyrique Music Productions is honored to present the most talen… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: 20.00. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.lyriquemusicproductions.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Lowe Mill Workers Reunion

Museums, Studios & Galleries Free, Located in the First Floor Connector. Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment is hosting a reunion for former mill employees of General Shoe/Genesco and the textile Lowe Mill, Inc. This event is open to the public and we welcome you to bring photographs, stories to share, and former workers of the mill! Our historian, Sharon Singletary will be interviewing anyone interested in sharing their work experience at the Mill. Light refreshments will be provided. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Music and Movies in the Park

Outdoor Activities & Festivals The Village of Providence’s popular Signature Series Events continue this Saturday, July 26th with a combined Music and Movies in the Park event starting at 5:00 p.m. Music in the Park will feature Mitch Mann and The Mojo Mixers kicking things off at 5:00 p.m. with Movies in the Park, featuring the Steven Spielberg family classic “E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial” following at around 8:00 p.m. No outside food or drinks are allowed at the free events but many of the Village restaurants either have tents or offer delivery to the park during them. “These events continue to grow in popularity and we’re thrilled to be showing such a great family classic this week,” said David Slyman, one of the Village of Providence Town Founders.  “Our local Village businesses help make these free events possible and we want to encourage everyone to support them.”. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Village of Providence 7 Town Center Dr NW Huntsville, AL 35806.

Alternative Rock Ball and Dance

Music Come one, come all to the Alternative Rock Ball and Dance. From the Cure to the Clash to the Cult to Cake, a mix of eras will be represented during this evening of great indie and alt rock music, dancing, and fun. Dress up, bring a date, wear a killer corsage, dance, drink beer and generally just have fun! Also help us choose and King and Queen of the Ball for the evening. Interactive costume contest with prizes will take place and details will be announced soon. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/320491924791512/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Concerts in Providence Park

Music Summer is here. You can feel it in the warmth of the sun, you can see it with the sights of little league games being played into the afternoon, and now the Village of Providence wants to help you hear the sounds of summer with their 2014 Concerts in Providence Park series. On Thursday June 12th, the Village of Providence will begin offering a free concert series to the public. The event will be held twice a month, on selected Thursdays and Saturdays, for the next four months. The Concerts in Providence Park series will offer a wide variety of music, reaching out to a range of musical tastes.  The first free concert will feature the Florence, Alabama based band "Flannel." Along with the June 12th concert offering, The Village of Providence will also hold concerts on the following dates: THURSDAYS - June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11 SATURDAYS - June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Village of Providence 7 Town Center Dr NW Huntsville, AL 35806.

Get Pop Cultured- DC Comics Day

Kids Please join us for DC Comics Day.  Between 1pm and 3pm we will be focusing on our younger crowd- ages 3 to 10. There will be a story time, craft, and costume contest. Later, (between 6pm and 830pm), join us as we will continue our celebration, geared more towards teens and adults. It will include a cosplay contest, DC Comic trivia and much more. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Barnes and Noble 2750 Carl T Jones Dr SE Huntsville, AL 35802.

Huntsville Ghost Walk

Social Events & More Every tour night we offer three completely different walking tours beginning promptly on Saturday nights at 6 pm. Specifically for the month of October, we offer tours at 8 pm and Friday at 6 pm. Old Town Historic District This was our original Ghost Walk. It contains stories such as the "Fraternity House for Ghosts" the children of Walker Street, the ghost in the Court House, and the murder of Judge Thomas Lawler. These buildings are mostly Victorian-style (late 1800s). Twickenham Historic District Our second Ghost Walk travels through the streets with the Antebellum-style mansions (pre-1860s). On this tour we speak about LeRoy "Father of Huntsville" Pope, Helion Lodge #1, the Backwards House, and many others. During October, this tour is offered at 8:30 on Saturday nights - when it's our most active tour! Haunted Downtown Haunted Downtown features the businesses in downtown Huntsville as well as the Big Spring. We talk about the Marble Palace, Confederate soldiers, the Halsey Grocery Store, and… Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Harrison Brothers Hardware Store 124 Southside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Christmas in July

Fundraisers Join us for our 2nd Annual Christmas in July. It's a stuff-raiser for the individuals who call 305 home and the home itself. Come celebrate with us Friday, July 25th from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. for activities that the entire family will enjoy. Come listen to some great tunes by Big Daddy Kingfish and Music by Mike. Our backyard is open to everyone. So come enjoy music, food, games and fun. Please bring a lawn chair and one of the following items as admission to the event: Shampoo Paper Towels Toilet Paper Large Trash Bags If you are interested in making a residents Christmas in July morning special...please contact Andrea at 256-797-1659. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 305 8th Street 305 8th St NW Huntsville, Alabama 35805.

Huntsville Stars vs. Chattanooga Lookouts

Sports Sport Team Name: Huntsville Stars. Venue/ Attraction: Joe Davis Stadium. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

As You Like It

Performing Arts & Film July 24-26 @ 7:00 pm July 27@ 2:00 pm All performances at Wilson Theatre at Wilson Hall, UAH Campus, 391 Sparkman Drive in Huntsville, AL A pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare, "As You Like It" follows Rosalind as she flees the court and seeks safety in the Forest of Arden. There she runs in to Orlando, in the forest for similar reasons, who is the boy with whom she fell in love just before leaving court. He does not recognize her in her disguise as the shepherd Ganymede,and Rosalind takes the opportunity to teach him how to woo her and win her heart. Will this experiment succeed? Join us to find out, and remember: What happens in Arden stays in Arden! This play features one of Shakespeare's most famous and oft-quoted speeches, "All the world's a stage" and is the origin of the phrase "too much of a good thing". Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Wilson Theatre. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Legally Blonde, the Musical presented by Lyrique Music Productions

Performing Arts & Film Lyrique Music Productions is proud to present our summer show, LEGALLY BLONDE, The Musical!! This international award-winning hit is an all singing, all dancing romantic comedy about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got! Perennially perky Elle Woods is a girl who loves to be pampered and shop for the latest all-pink outfits. But when her boyfriend dumps her for someone "more serious," Elle sets out to win him back by putting down the credit card and hitting the books. Ready to revamp her image, Elle goes where no Delta Nu sorority girl has gone before: Harvard Law School! Legally Blonde takes you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway's blondest new student. Along the way, our heroine proves that being yourself and going after what you want never goes out of style. Directed by Luz Tolentino Ladrillono, with music direction by Gianna Gimenez, choreography by Rene Bonifay and technical direction by Lynn Broad. Lyrique Music Productions is honored to present the most talen… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: 20.00. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.lyriquemusicproductions.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Thy Kingdom Come

Performing Arts & Film Briarwood Ballet of Birmingham, AL presents “Thy Kingdom Come” an inspiring evening dance concert event featuring professional dancers from Hosanna Sacred Arts and student members of Ballet Exaltation. “Thy Kingdom Come” offers dance works that focus on the heart’s longing for the Kingdom of God... “on earth as it is in heaven.” Our mission statement: “Revealing the Glory of God through excellence in the Arts” is realized through the beauty and splendor of an “old world” tradition, infused with the “pioneering spirit” of faith and innovation, in offering the best of classical and contemporary dance. “Thy Kingdom Come” is stirring, inspiring, and uplifting... a memorable evening for the entire family. Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM.

Brent Morgan

Music Nightlife Venue: The Brickhouse. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Travis Posey

Music Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Moe's Original BBQ 445 Providence Main St. Huntsville, AL 35806.

The Lowry House Backyard Concert Series

Fundraisers Join us for The Lowry House Backyard Concerts during the months of July and August! Talented solo artists followed by THE BEST bands in our area will entertain you with their original music. During intermission, we'll have special happenings, offer free tours of the home, and have a concession stand available for you to purchase snacks & water/soft drinks. Park at any of the locations on Huntsville’s FREE WEEKEND DOWNTOWN TROLLEY ROUTE and they'll shuttle you to and from the concert. Link for PDF of route stops: http://www.hsvcity.com/Publictran/maps/Downtown_2012.pdf. For those who’d like to park onsite, we have plenty of parking for you. July 26 features Chapman James and Drew Richter & Chelsea Cerha! *Genre: Folk* The Historic Lowry House's mission is to keep the home open to the public in order to educate preserve Huntsville’s rich heritage. *Funds benefit our continuing preservation efforts* 7:30 until. Venue/ Attraction: Historic Lowry House. Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Dr. Whateva & Rob Aldridge

Music Dr. Whateva on patio &  Rob Aldridge inside. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – Sunday, July 27, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Mike Myerson

Music Nightlife Venue: Jefferson Street Pub. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Donnie Miller and Rude Awakening

Music Nightlife Venue: Diamonds. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 PM – Sunday, July 27, 2014, 1:00 AM.

Grimsdyke, Sunday at Six, Big Gaping Holes, and The Voodoo sound System

Music Nightlife Venue: Copper Top. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 PM – Sunday, July 27, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Kings Haze

Music Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 PM – Sunday, July 27, 2014, 12:00 AM.

The Real Deal

Music Nightlife Venue: LeeAnn's. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 PM – Sunday, July 27, 2014, 1:00 AM.

The Voodoo Sound System, Grimsdyke, Sunday at Six, Big Gaping Holes

Music Nightlife Venue: Copper Top. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 PM – Sunday, July 27, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Mississippi John Doude

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:30 PM – Sunday, July 27, 2014, 1:30 AM.

Alice's Garden of Wonders

Kids Don't be late ... Experience Wonderland Take a tumble down the Rabbit Hole and explore Alice's Garden of Wonders!   Mad Hatter's Tea Party Queen of Hearts Chess Door Maze Queen's Croquet Teapot and Teacup Queen's Castle Tweedledee and Tweedledum's Home Jabberwocky and Mock Turtle. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=36. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 27, 2014.

Al Hirschfeld: A Celebration of Hollywood and Broadway

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 31 – September 14, 2014 This show features nearly 50 drawings and prints spanning Hirschfeld’s career and gather together icons from the Great White Way and the Silver Screen including John Wayne, Carol Channing, Richard Burton, Zero Mostel, Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Hepburn, and Marlon Brando. Among the art in this new show is a lithograph of Marilyn Monroe’s famous sewer grate scene from The Seven Year Itch; Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, and a white haired Charlie Chaplin, drawn from life from a Hirschfeld interview in 1942. A sultry drawing of Sophia Loren entwined with Anthony Perkins from their 1962 film, Five Miles To Midnight also greets visitors to the exhibition. The artwork covers a staggering 71 years of popular culture in America, from an autographed drawing of vaudeville comedian Billy B. Van from 1929 to a gouache painting of Groucho Marx from 2000. The Huntsville Museum of Art brings the best of Hirschfeld to Alabama. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tues… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 27, 2014.

Janet Fish: Master of Light and Shadow

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 4 – July 27, 2014 Celebrated American realist painter Janet Fish is best known for her colorful still life that focus on the ways that light bounces off reflective surfaces. Borrowed from important lenders from across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Dallas Museum of Art, this retrospective celebrates the arc of Fish’s amazing career, from her early works painted in the late 1960s, through paintings executed within the last ten years. A major illustrated catalog produced by the museum will accompany the exhibition. Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 27, 2014.

Seeing is Believing: Contemporary Works on Paper from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 17 – August 10, 2014 To complement the Janet Fish retrospective, this exhibit features a selection of prints and drawings by major American realist artists who are Fish’s generational peers, including Jack Beal, Chuck Close, Richard Estes, David Parrish, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol. Organized by HMA. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 27, 2014.

Spark Lab

Kids 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 Friday through Sunday each week. Spark Lab includes hands-on physical science-themed interactive activities. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/04.11.14/spark-lab. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00am- 5:00pm Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing exhibit coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! GPS Adventures is an introduction to all things Global Positioning System (GPS) – its history, current uses and future possibilities – all displayed within a 2,500 square foot maze! Visitors experience the thrill of geocaching – hunting for hidden treasure as they navigate from room to room using GPS enabled technology and their code-solving abilities. With wall graphics that represent four distinct locations – urban, city park, back-country and a historic site – visitors are immersed in a unique experience as they find their way. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.02.14/gps-adventures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Two Lines

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, May 5, 2014 - Sunday, August 3, 2014; 9am-5pm daily This Powerful collection of 100 unique and distinguished photographs is a pictorial narrative sharing the history of two nations divided by war: Korea and Germany. The history of these divided nations is often unknown or forgotten. Korea remains divided after 60 years. Germany reunited just 25 years ago and now celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the highly successful Green Zone, European Green Belt. This thriving industrial area and nature preserve affirms that destructive divisions can heal, bring strength and unity. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/05.05.14/two-lines. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Science Weekends

Kids Every Saturday and Sunday, the Science Center offers a variety of hands-on activities, shows and learning labs to experience while visiting. Witness kitchen science experiments with solids, liquids and gases, see how tall you can build a straw tower or design a circuit, and engage in science and engineering activities designed specifically for our littlest visitors! These activities are included with general admission (except for the Roaming Dome). Please note: Activities subject to change without notice due to birthday parties or other special events. Please check with the front desk to confirm upon your arrival. Venue/ Attraction: Sci-Quest, Hands-On Science Center. Cost: Included with general admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://sci-quest.org/plan-your-visit/science-weekends. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Majestic Minerals – Nature’s Building Blocks

The beauty of gold has captured the imagination since antiquity. If one is very lucky, it is easy to recover, easy to form into jewelry and art objects, has other useful properties, does not corrode, and retains a high value. Gold is both an element and a mineral, but it is only one of 118 known elements and one of over 4000 minerals. Elements and minerals display a wide variety of beautiful colors and exotic crystal shapes. Minerals combine to form rocks, which are old, heavy, hard, and ugly, or are they? Nature has provided us with a variety of rocks that are not only necessary for our society, but are often beautiful and treasured. Sometimes we see only the rough exterior, and miss the inner beauty, so it is with rocks. In conjunction with the Gold Mountain summer program, the exhibit will explore rocks and minerals, how they formed, where they might be found in Alabama, and include a large sampling of these beautiful wonders of nature. Earth Science students will find the exhibit both useful and entertain… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/majestic-minerals%20natures-building-blocks. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Discovering Butterflies & Other Pollinators

Kids COME EXPLORE WITH US ! Discover amazing things through find hands-on activities in the Anderson Education Center, Purdy Butterfly House and the Children’s Garden Appropriate for all ages               Every Sunday 12 - 4 pm Discovery Cart in the Purdy Butterfly House. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&type=events&viewMoreType=events&typeID=222. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain

Kids Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain is an exciting, interactive adventure that comes to life in March 2014. Visitors will experience the Alabama Gold Rush of 1829 for themselves. Guests will “arrive” on the stagecoach, shop in the General Store for provisions, build a cabin out of child-size faux logs, pan for gold in the sluice, get hands-on experience with  daily chores, enjoy music of the time - all this and more while collecting “gold nuggets” along the way. Visitors won’t want to forget to weigh their gold and stake their claim! This original adventure, geared for children ages 3 to 11, will provide hours of family fun and learning while presenting the rough and tumble life of a prospector. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://burrittonthemountain.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Net Making: beautiful and practical

Museums, Studios & Galleries Every Weekend our Step Back in Time programs give you the chance to take a closer look at life in the past. Drop in on our historic interpreters from 1:30 - 2:30 pm every Saturday and Sunday to enjoy demonstrations of skills and crafts in the historic park. While you're at Burritt don't miss the guided tour of the historic park offered every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30! Join one of our historic interpreters for a more in-depth look at the history behind the homes in our historic park included with regular admission. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/carding-wook-and-spinning-wool-with-the-drop-spindle-9. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

As You Like It

Performing Arts & Film July 24-26 @ 7:00 pm July 27@ 2:00 pm All performances at Wilson Theatre at Wilson Hall, UAH Campus, 391 Sparkman Drive in Huntsville, AL A pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare, "As You Like It" follows Rosalind as she flees the court and seeks safety in the Forest of Arden. There she runs in to Orlando, in the forest for similar reasons, who is the boy with whom she fell in love just before leaving court. He does not recognize her in her disguise as the shepherd Ganymede,and Rosalind takes the opportunity to teach him how to woo her and win her heart. Will this experiment succeed? Join us to find out, and remember: What happens in Arden stays in Arden! This play features one of Shakespeare's most famous and oft-quoted speeches, "All the world's a stage" and is the origin of the phrase "too much of a good thing". Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Wilson Theatre. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Legally Blonde, the Musical presented by Lyrique Music Productions

Performing Arts & Film Lyrique Music Productions is proud to present our summer show, LEGALLY BLONDE, The Musical!! This international award-winning hit is an all singing, all dancing romantic comedy about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got! Perennially perky Elle Woods is a girl who loves to be pampered and shop for the latest all-pink outfits. But when her boyfriend dumps her for someone "more serious," Elle sets out to win him back by putting down the credit card and hitting the books. Ready to revamp her image, Elle goes where no Delta Nu sorority girl has gone before: Harvard Law School! Legally Blonde takes you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway's blondest new student. Along the way, our heroine proves that being yourself and going after what you want never goes out of style. Directed by Luz Tolentino Ladrillono, with music direction by Gianna Gimenez, choreography by Rene Bonifay and technical direction by Lynn Broad. Lyrique Music Productions is honored to present the most talen… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: 20.00. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.lyriquemusicproductions.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Docent-led public tour – Seeing is Believing: Contemporary Works on Paper from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries Docent-led public tour – Seeing is Believing: Contemporary Works on Paper from the Collection meet in the main lobby. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Gala of the Royal Horses

Performing Arts & Film Rene Gasser presents Gala of the Royal Horses July 27th at 3pm in the VBC Propst Arena.  Tickets go on sale to the public June 2nd at 10am.  All seats are reserved for $57, $37 & $27.  Children 2-12 and Seniors 60+ are $57, $32 & $22.  Groups of 15 or more are $57, $30 & $20.  Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and all Ticketmaster outlets. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Love Fest 2014

Kids What: LoveFest is a family-friendly community event that collects backpacks along with school supplies for students (K-8th) who have limited resources. This Got Your BACKpack Fundraiser believes that every child deserves to start the school year out successfully. The day is full of live music, art booths, drum circles, line dancing, games for kids, and more. Featuring: 911 Reporters Norris Jones & Off the Chain Ahead of the Wake Play Station and.... We are excited to announce this year WDRM is bringing country singer, Jerrod Niemann to the LoveFest Stage. Niemann not only has number 1 hits like ‘Drink to that all Night’ but has penned songs for Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, and Lee Brice. The Arista Nashville artist is currently on tour with Keith Urban. Jerrod Niemann’s current album, High Noon, is available now. This is a rain or shine event. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. When: July 27th 4pm - Dusk Where: Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment Center – 2211 Seminole Drive Hunt… Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: Backpack or $5 donation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Huntsville Stars vs. Chattanooga Lookouts

Sports Sport Team Name: Huntsville Stars. Venue/ Attraction: Joe Davis Stadium. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Legally Blonde, the Musical presented by Lyrique Music Productions

Performing Arts & Film Lyrique Music Productions is proud to present our summer show, LEGALLY BLONDE, The Musical!! This international award-winning hit is an all singing, all dancing romantic comedy about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got! Perennially perky Elle Woods is a girl who loves to be pampered and shop for the latest all-pink outfits. But when her boyfriend dumps her for someone "more serious," Elle sets out to win him back by putting down the credit card and hitting the books. Ready to revamp her image, Elle goes where no Delta Nu sorority girl has gone before: Harvard Law School! Legally Blonde takes you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway's blondest new student. Along the way, our heroine proves that being yourself and going after what you want never goes out of style. Directed by Luz Tolentino Ladrillono, with music direction by Gianna Gimenez, choreography by Rene Bonifay and technical direction by Lynn Broad. Lyrique Music Productions is honored to present the most talen… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: 20.00. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.lyriquemusicproductions.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Flux Capacitor Overdrive

Music Nightlife Venue: Copper Top. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 9:00 PM – Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Flux Capacitor Overdrive

Music Nightlife Venue: Copper Top. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 9:00 PM – Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Alice's Garden of Wonders

Kids Don't be late ... Experience Wonderland Take a tumble down the Rabbit Hole and explore Alice's Garden of Wonders!   Mad Hatter's Tea Party Queen of Hearts Chess Door Maze Queen's Croquet Teapot and Teacup Queen's Castle Tweedledee and Tweedledum's Home Jabberwocky and Mock Turtle. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=36. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 28, 2014.

Biscuit’s Birthday

Kids Biscuit’s Birthday–backyard games; meet Biscuit and get a hat and cake. Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/summer-family-fun/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 28, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00am- 5:00pm Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing exhibit coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! GPS Adventures is an introduction to all things Global Positioning System (GPS) – its history, current uses and future possibilities – all displayed within a 2,500 square foot maze! Visitors experience the thrill of geocaching – hunting for hidden treasure as they navigate from room to room using GPS enabled technology and their code-solving abilities. With wall graphics that represent four distinct locations – urban, city park, back-country and a historic site – visitors are immersed in a unique experience as they find their way. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.02.14/gps-adventures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 28, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Two Lines

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, May 5, 2014 - Sunday, August 3, 2014; 9am-5pm daily This Powerful collection of 100 unique and distinguished photographs is a pictorial narrative sharing the history of two nations divided by war: Korea and Germany. The history of these divided nations is often unknown or forgotten. Korea remains divided after 60 years. Germany reunited just 25 years ago and now celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the highly successful Green Zone, European Green Belt. This thriving industrial area and nature preserve affirms that destructive divisions can heal, bring strength and unity. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/05.05.14/two-lines. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 28, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Super Summer of Science Fun

Kids Sci-Quest is the place to be this summer for science fun! Each day is themed with different activities and new and exciting shows for children (and adults) of all ages. We also have a special pre-K component with fun hands-on activities for our littlest visitors. All activities are included with general admission. Make some time for science this summer, because it’s going to be a geeky good time! Please visit our website for a complete list of activities. 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-summer-science-fun. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 28, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Habitat on Pratt Farmers' Market

Health & Wellness Habitat for Humanity of Madison County is proud to announce its very first Farmers' Market located in Downtown Huntsville. The market will be open each Monday from June 2nd through August 4th from 1 pm to 6 pm. The market will feature fresh fruit, vegetables, and preserves locally grown and produced by North Alabama area growers. Be sure to watch for weekly events including food sampling, cooking classes, preparation and presentation classes and much more! Join us for our first market where the feature will be free strawberry shortcake samples! We are proud to accept EBT/SNAP payments. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 28, 2014, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Habitat for Humanity of Madison County 400 Pratt Ave NW Huntsville, AL 35801.

Behind the Scenes

Downtown Huntsville "Behind the Scenes" evenings feature a small setting where local chefs and culinarians provide cooking demonstrations and share "inside" stories while guests sample wine and appetizers in a relaxed setting. On July 28, "Behind the Scenes" returns to Cotton Row with Chef James Boyce welcoming three fast-rising chefs from across Alabama to a unique evening of wine, food, and incredible conversation.  Call now to reserve your space with Chef Boyce, Chef Leo Maurelli of Central, Chef David Bancroft of Acre, and Chef Chris Harrigan of Stones Throw. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 28, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Cotton Row Restaurant 100 Southside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Dave Anderson

Music Nightlife Venue: The Brickhouse. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 28, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Monday Evening Cookouts

Social Events & More One of the coolest venues in town is opening their doors to the public for Monday evening cookouts by Ruth at the Sandwich Farm. A completely new menu is created weekly with mouthwatering steaks, shrimp, chicken, corn on the cob, and much much more. Bar opens at 5:30 with great specialty drinks and live music starts at 7:00. All ages are welcome along with pets on leashes. Best part is Free Admission!!! Music tonight is provided by Don Ozborn and Andrew Sharp. Come check it out! Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 28, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Decatur Concerts by the River

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Monday nights 6-8 pm Bring a picnic, a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the free entertainment June 2: Dorothy Cole & Friends June 9: Bimini Road June 16: Ben Parker Project June 23: Jeff Whitlow & The Old Barn Band June 30: Dixie Bluegrass / Robert Montgomery July 7: Reginald Jackson and Friends July 14: Decatur Youth Symphony & Madison Community Band July 21: Papa Rox July 28: Taylor McLain / Sophisticated Swingers. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 28, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Rhodes Ferry Park 100 Market St NW Decatur, AL 35601.

Concerts In the Park

Music The Arts Council and the City of Huntsville Department of Recreation Services present Concerts in the Park, a 10-week FREE concert series in Big Spring Park. Featuring 20 local bands, the series celebrates the very best in Huntsville music. There's something for everyone, too, as genres span the decades and offer a glimpse into the variety of the local performing arts scene. And it's family-friendly! The series is free to the public. Held on the rear patio of the Huntsville Museum of Art, facing the lagoon in Big Spring Park in downtown Huntsville, the atmosphere just can't be beat. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating, picnic dinners, and dancing shoes. Leashed pets are also welcome. Picnics are encouraged at the Concerts in the Park but for the first time The Arts Council and the City of Huntsville will host local food trucks. Each week, the vendors will be onsite with a variety of items available for purchase. The 2014 Concert series will begin on Monday, June 2 and run through A… Is the event free? Yes. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 28, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Huntsville Stars vs. Chattanooga Lookouts

Sports Sport Team Name: Huntsville Stars. Venue/ Attraction: Joe Davis Stadium. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 28, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Alice's Garden of Wonders

Kids Don't be late ... Experience Wonderland Take a tumble down the Rabbit Hole and explore Alice's Garden of Wonders!   Mad Hatter's Tea Party Queen of Hearts Chess Door Maze Queen's Croquet Teapot and Teacup Queen's Castle Tweedledee and Tweedledum's Home Jabberwocky and Mock Turtle. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=36. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Al Hirschfeld: A Celebration of Hollywood and Broadway

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 31 – September 14, 2014 This show features nearly 50 drawings and prints spanning Hirschfeld’s career and gather together icons from the Great White Way and the Silver Screen including John Wayne, Carol Channing, Richard Burton, Zero Mostel, Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Hepburn, and Marlon Brando. Among the art in this new show is a lithograph of Marilyn Monroe’s famous sewer grate scene from The Seven Year Itch; Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, and a white haired Charlie Chaplin, drawn from life from a Hirschfeld interview in 1942. A sultry drawing of Sophia Loren entwined with Anthony Perkins from their 1962 film, Five Miles To Midnight also greets visitors to the exhibition. The artwork covers a staggering 71 years of popular culture in America, from an autographed drawing of vaudeville comedian Billy B. Van from 1929 to a gouache painting of Groucho Marx from 2000. The Huntsville Museum of Art brings the best of Hirschfeld to Alabama. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tues… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Seeing is Believing: Contemporary Works on Paper from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 17 – August 10, 2014 To complement the Janet Fish retrospective, this exhibit features a selection of prints and drawings by major American realist artists who are Fish’s generational peers, including Jack Beal, Chuck Close, Richard Estes, David Parrish, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol. Organized by HMA. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Majestic Minerals – Nature’s Building Blocks

The beauty of gold has captured the imagination since antiquity. If one is very lucky, it is easy to recover, easy to form into jewelry and art objects, has other useful properties, does not corrode, and retains a high value. Gold is both an element and a mineral, but it is only one of 118 known elements and one of over 4000 minerals. Elements and minerals display a wide variety of beautiful colors and exotic crystal shapes. Minerals combine to form rocks, which are old, heavy, hard, and ugly, or are they? Nature has provided us with a variety of rocks that are not only necessary for our society, but are often beautiful and treasured. Sometimes we see only the rough exterior, and miss the inner beauty, so it is with rocks. In conjunction with the Gold Mountain summer program, the exhibit will explore rocks and minerals, how they formed, where they might be found in Alabama, and include a large sampling of these beautiful wonders of nature. Earth Science students will find the exhibit both useful and entertain… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/majestic-minerals%20natures-building-blocks. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Biscuit’s Birthday

Kids Biscuit’s Birthday–backyard games; meet Biscuit and get a hat and cake. Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/summer-family-fun/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain

Kids Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain is an exciting, interactive adventure that comes to life in March 2014. Visitors will experience the Alabama Gold Rush of 1829 for themselves. Guests will “arrive” on the stagecoach, shop in the General Store for provisions, build a cabin out of child-size faux logs, pan for gold in the sluice, get hands-on experience with  daily chores, enjoy music of the time - all this and more while collecting “gold nuggets” along the way. Visitors won’t want to forget to weigh their gold and stake their claim! This original adventure, geared for children ages 3 to 11, will provide hours of family fun and learning while presenting the rough and tumble life of a prospector. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://burrittonthemountain.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00am- 5:00pm Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing exhibit coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! GPS Adventures is an introduction to all things Global Positioning System (GPS) – its history, current uses and future possibilities – all displayed within a 2,500 square foot maze! Visitors experience the thrill of geocaching – hunting for hidden treasure as they navigate from room to room using GPS enabled technology and their code-solving abilities. With wall graphics that represent four distinct locations – urban, city park, back-country and a historic site – visitors are immersed in a unique experience as they find their way. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.02.14/gps-adventures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Two Lines

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, May 5, 2014 - Sunday, August 3, 2014; 9am-5pm daily This Powerful collection of 100 unique and distinguished photographs is a pictorial narrative sharing the history of two nations divided by war: Korea and Germany. The history of these divided nations is often unknown or forgotten. Korea remains divided after 60 years. Germany reunited just 25 years ago and now celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the highly successful Green Zone, European Green Belt. This thriving industrial area and nature preserve affirms that destructive divisions can heal, bring strength and unity. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/05.05.14/two-lines. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Super Summer of Science Fun

Kids Sci-Quest is the place to be this summer for science fun! Each day is themed with different activities and new and exciting shows for children (and adults) of all ages. We also have a special pre-K component with fun hands-on activities for our littlest visitors. All activities are included with general admission. Make some time for science this summer, because it’s going to be a geeky good time! Please visit our website for a complete list of activities. 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-summer-science-fun. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Hear All About It

Educational & Lecture A community-wide town hall meeting to inform the public about the latest drug trends. Intended for general public including teens and parents. Hear about the epidemic of prescription pill abuse, the re-emergence of heroin and how Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Leaders (TYTL) are making a difference for a drug-free lifestyle. Meet TYTL teens and panelists. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Madison County Public Health Department 301 Max Luther Dr. Huntsville, AL 35811.

Tuesdays at 2:00

Kids Every Tuesday at 2:00 join our Historic Park Interpreters for a special treat as they demonstrate a traditional craft or chore. Many times you are welcome to join in and experience the activity for yourself. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Latham UMC Farmers’ Market

Health & Wellness Dates: May 6 – September 30 Tuesdays, 3-7pm What You’ll Find: Farmers who will sell the fruit, vegetables, meat, and poultry grown on their own farms. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Latham United Methodist Church 109 Weatherly Rd SE Huntsville 35803.

Tuesday Farmers Market at Meridianville

Health & Wellness May 20 – September 30 4pm-7pm through August; 4pm-6pm for September.  Depending on supply and weather conditions, the market may be extended into October. What You’ll Find: Fresh locally grown fruits, vegetables, soap, fiber arts, flowers, Artisan Bread, honey, flowers, jelly, jams and more! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. First Baptist Church of Meridianville 175 Monroe Road Meridianville, AL 35759.

Community Free DENTAL Clinic Fundraiser

Fundraisers Fund raiser to benefit The Community Free Dental Clinic. Non- profit serving adults with acute dental care needs in Madison County who have no dental insurance or funds to seek help with broken and many times infected teeth. Have served 2,147 patients in past 15 mos. volunteer dentists, nurses, and hygienists.Need funds to renovate a larger building to be able to serve more people. Cost: Only food they will eat. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Tortora's restaurant 182 Old Hwy. 431, suite B Owens Cross Roads, Al 35763 ( Hampton Cove).

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

Educational & Lecture What is Money Smart for Small Business? 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: 6/03/14 Organizational Types Session 2: 6/10/14 Time Management Session 3: 6/17/14 Financial Management Session 4: 6/24/14 Record Keeping Session 5: 7/01/14 Banking Services for Small Businesses Session 6: 7/08/14 Credit Reporting Session 7: 7/15/14 Risk Management Session 8: 7/22/14 Insurance Session 9: 7/29/14 Tax Planning and Reporting Session 10: 8/05/14 Selling a Small Business and Succession Planning Who Needs This Program? New and aspiring entrepreneurs Persons without formal financial training Existing business owners who want to know more about financials Anyone interested in increasing their "financial IQ" When: Every Tuesday June 3 th… Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Center for Lifelong Learning 121 S Marion St Athens, AL 35611.

Tap Takeover

Music Tap Takeover @ Pie in the Sky Madison. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Pie in the Sky Madison 8141 Hwy 72 W Madison, AL 35758.

Semper Fi Community Task Force Fundraiser

Museums, Studios & Galleries 16 and up - $35 - Doors open at 6pm. Painting starts at 6:30pm. We strongly believe in giving back to our community. We will donate $10 for every seat sold to PeopleTec who is raises money each year for the Semper Fi Community Task Force. The more people that sign up, the more we can donate! Venue/ Attraction: My Spirited Art. Event Web Link: http://www.rezclick.com/myspiritedart/index.php?page=calendar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Summer Cross Country Runs; 1, 2, and 3 Miles

Sports Every Tuesday - 6:15PM - Huntsville Running Park (South end of the Old Airport) Steve & Jennifer Carter, (256) 650-7063. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: John Hunt Park & Cross Country Running Trail. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM.

Huntsville Stars vs. Chattanooga Lookouts

Sports Sport Team Name: Huntsville Stars. Venue/ Attraction: Joe Davis Stadium. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Meet the Author: Robert Bailey

Educational & Lecture Civil defense attorney Robert Bailey discusses his first novel, "The Professor". Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit hmcpl.org.

Games with Friends

Social Events & More Nightlife Venue: Straight to Ale. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

GLEN BECK'S We Will Not Conform encore

Performing Arts & Film A NIGHT TO MAKE COMMON CORE HISTORY. A special live event in cinemas nationwide. A LIVE interactive experience during which cinema audiences will actively engage with Glenn Beck and other experts as a comprehensive plan to fight back against Common Core is crafted in real time. Fathom Events and Glenn Beck invite you to experience a night of action against Common Core when Glenn Beck’s We Will Not Conform is broadcast LIVE to Regal's Hollywood 18 on Tuesday, July 22 with a second showing on Tuesday, July 29. This isn’t a typical show - it’s an interactive experience and a rare opportunity to make a real difference in America’s education system. We Will Not Conform is your chance to not only hear from experts like Michelle Malkin, David Barton, and others but to join LIVE with fellow theatergoers across the country to develop tangible strategies in the pursuit of enacting real change in our schools. By the end of the night, the brainpower, experience, and passion of cinema audiences nationwide will be… Cost: $18.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Regal's Hollywood 18 3312 South Memorial Parkway Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

NRG Dance Project

July 30-August 3, 2014 Merrimack Hall welcomes the incomparable talent of the NRG Dance Project team to Huntsville! Join us for a weekend of workshops that will enlighten and enhance your current dance training. NRG Dance Project is one of the most highly regarded dance organizations in the country and we are thrilled to bring their headliners to you. Classes are open to dancers at all levels of training, ages 12 and up. Project UP students have their own private workshop with the NRG faculty but are welcome to enroll in additional classes too! Included in the workshop is an audition for Merrimack Hall's highly anticipated annual community piece, to be presented at the 8th Annual Evening of Dance in January 2015. Dancers selected for the community piece will have the opportunity to work with the NRG faculty on two original works. Project UP students must call Merrimack Hall to purchase their class slots. Participation in these classes is mandatory for Project UP competition dancers but all members… Venue/ Attraction: Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center. Event Web Link: http://www.merrimackhall.com/nrg.html. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Alice's Garden of Wonders

Kids Don't be late ... Experience Wonderland Take a tumble down the Rabbit Hole and explore Alice's Garden of Wonders!   Mad Hatter's Tea Party Queen of Hearts Chess Door Maze Queen's Croquet Teapot and Teacup Queen's Castle Tweedledee and Tweedledum's Home Jabberwocky and Mock Turtle. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=36. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Al Hirschfeld: A Celebration of Hollywood and Broadway

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 31 – September 14, 2014 This show features nearly 50 drawings and prints spanning Hirschfeld’s career and gather together icons from the Great White Way and the Silver Screen including John Wayne, Carol Channing, Richard Burton, Zero Mostel, Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Hepburn, and Marlon Brando. Among the art in this new show is a lithograph of Marilyn Monroe’s famous sewer grate scene from The Seven Year Itch; Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, and a white haired Charlie Chaplin, drawn from life from a Hirschfeld interview in 1942. A sultry drawing of Sophia Loren entwined with Anthony Perkins from their 1962 film, Five Miles To Midnight also greets visitors to the exhibition. The artwork covers a staggering 71 years of popular culture in America, from an autographed drawing of vaudeville comedian Billy B. Van from 1929 to a gouache painting of Groucho Marx from 2000. The Huntsville Museum of Art brings the best of Hirschfeld to Alabama. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tues… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Seeing is Believing: Contemporary Works on Paper from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 17 – August 10, 2014 To complement the Janet Fish retrospective, this exhibit features a selection of prints and drawings by major American realist artists who are Fish’s generational peers, including Jack Beal, Chuck Close, Richard Estes, David Parrish, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol. Organized by HMA. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Majestic Minerals – Nature’s Building Blocks

The beauty of gold has captured the imagination since antiquity. If one is very lucky, it is easy to recover, easy to form into jewelry and art objects, has other useful properties, does not corrode, and retains a high value. Gold is both an element and a mineral, but it is only one of 118 known elements and one of over 4000 minerals. Elements and minerals display a wide variety of beautiful colors and exotic crystal shapes. Minerals combine to form rocks, which are old, heavy, hard, and ugly, or are they? Nature has provided us with a variety of rocks that are not only necessary for our society, but are often beautiful and treasured. Sometimes we see only the rough exterior, and miss the inner beauty, so it is with rocks. In conjunction with the Gold Mountain summer program, the exhibit will explore rocks and minerals, how they formed, where they might be found in Alabama, and include a large sampling of these beautiful wonders of nature. Earth Science students will find the exhibit both useful and entertain… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/majestic-minerals%20natures-building-blocks. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Biscuit’s Birthday

Kids Biscuit’s Birthday–backyard games; meet Biscuit and get a hat and cake. Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/summer-family-fun/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain

Kids Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain is an exciting, interactive adventure that comes to life in March 2014. Visitors will experience the Alabama Gold Rush of 1829 for themselves. Guests will “arrive” on the stagecoach, shop in the General Store for provisions, build a cabin out of child-size faux logs, pan for gold in the sluice, get hands-on experience with  daily chores, enjoy music of the time - all this and more while collecting “gold nuggets” along the way. Visitors won’t want to forget to weigh their gold and stake their claim! This original adventure, geared for children ages 3 to 11, will provide hours of family fun and learning while presenting the rough and tumble life of a prospector. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://burrittonthemountain.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Government Contracting Credentials Program

Educational & Lecture 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. Module 1: 12 Steps to Doing Business with the Government - July 16, 9am - 11am Module 2: Marketing to the Primes & the Federal Government - July 23, 9am - 11am Module 3: Capabilities Statement: 10 Questions to Answer - July 30, 9am - 11am Module 4: Small Business Certifications - August 6, 9am - 11am Module 5: GSA Schedules (What, When, Where, Why & How) - August 13, 9am - 12pm Module 6: Government Contractor Accounting - August 20, 9am - 12pm Module 7: Cost/Pricing - August 27, 9am - 12pm Module 8: Beginning Proposal/Ca… Venue/ Attraction: Chamber of Commerce of HSV/ Madison County. Cost: $50. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00am- 5:00pm Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing exhibit coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! GPS Adventures is an introduction to all things Global Positioning System (GPS) – its history, current uses and future possibilities – all displayed within a 2,500 square foot maze! Visitors experience the thrill of geocaching – hunting for hidden treasure as they navigate from room to room using GPS enabled technology and their code-solving abilities. With wall graphics that represent four distinct locations – urban, city park, back-country and a historic site – visitors are immersed in a unique experience as they find their way. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.02.14/gps-adventures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Two Lines

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, May 5, 2014 - Sunday, August 3, 2014; 9am-5pm daily This Powerful collection of 100 unique and distinguished photographs is a pictorial narrative sharing the history of two nations divided by war: Korea and Germany. The history of these divided nations is often unknown or forgotten. Korea remains divided after 60 years. Germany reunited just 25 years ago and now celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the highly successful Green Zone, European Green Belt. This thriving industrial area and nature preserve affirms that destructive divisions can heal, bring strength and unity. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/05.05.14/two-lines. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Super Summer of Science Fun

Kids Sci-Quest is the place to be this summer for science fun! Each day is themed with different activities and new and exciting shows for children (and adults) of all ages. We also have a special pre-K component with fun hands-on activities for our littlest visitors. All activities are included with general admission. Make some time for science this summer, because it’s going to be a geeky good time! Please visit our website for a complete list of activities. 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-summer-science-fun. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Wacky Wednesdays

Kids Wacky Wednesday's are back! Summer fun every Wednesday afternoon, 12 to 1, complete with a story time, Alice-themed crafts and a simple snack*. What a great way to explore the Garden this summer! June 4  Playing Card People- Queen's Castle Sandbox , June 11 Edible Tea Cup- Mad Hatter's Tea Party Tables , June 18 Rabbit Ear Headbands- Rabbit Hole , June 25 Playing Card Bookmarks- Croquet Course , July 2 Edible Cheshire Cat Tails- Door Maze , July 9 Tea Party Hats- Mad Hatter's Tea Party Tables , July 16 Alice Finger Puppets- Queen's Castle Sandbox , July 23 Humpty Dumpty Eggs- Tea Cup & Saucer , July 30 Paint the Roses Red- Rose Flower Mister No reservation is required, and you may show up anytime between 12 and 1 to participate. Parents do accompany the child and may need to assist younger children with the activity. A craft and refreshment occurs at most Wacky Wednesdays and is available while supplies last. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=3&subID=183&type=default. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Wednesday CRAFTernoon

Kids Wednesday CRAFTernoon is perfect for kids of all ages. We offer multiple crafts, activities, and painting projects with a fun atmosphere. Adults can enjoy an iced coffee while kids have fun being creative! We are located across from Jack's in Somerville. Cost: $5. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Somerville Playhouse 5224 Hwy 67 Somerville Al 35670.

Terry Heights Farmers Market

Healthy Huntsville 1000 Meadow Drive, Meadow Drive Church parking lot Buy local, fresh produce. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 4:00 PM. Meadow Drive Baptist Church 100 Meadow Drive Huntsville, AL 35816.

Wine Down Wednesdays

Social Events & More A.M. Booth's Lumberyard, WJAB -Your smooth jazz and cool vocals radio station along with "The Food Truck" have joined together every Wednesday night to bring you an evening of relaxing music, great drinks specials and tasty food. The best part is it's Free Admission!! All ages are welcome along with pets on a leash. Bar opens at 5:30pm and music starts at 7:00pm. We look forward to seeing you. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: 0. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Huntsville Stars vs. Chattanooga Lookouts

Sports Sport Team Name: Huntsville Stars. Venue/ Attraction: Joe Davis Stadium. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Dave Anderson and Dr. Whateva

Music Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 8:00 PM – Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Love Child

Music Nightlife Venue: LeeAnn's. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 PM – Thursday, July 31, 2014, 1:00 AM.

The Blues Brothers

Music Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 PM – Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:00 AM.

NRG Dance Project

July 30-August 3, 2014 Merrimack Hall welcomes the incomparable talent of the NRG Dance Project team to Huntsville! Join us for a weekend of workshops that will enlighten and enhance your current dance training. NRG Dance Project is one of the most highly regarded dance organizations in the country and we are thrilled to bring their headliners to you. Classes are open to dancers at all levels of training, ages 12 and up. Project UP students have their own private workshop with the NRG faculty but are welcome to enroll in additional classes too! Included in the workshop is an audition for Merrimack Hall's highly anticipated annual community piece, to be presented at the 8th Annual Evening of Dance in January 2015. Dancers selected for the community piece will have the opportunity to work with the NRG faculty on two original works. Project UP students must call Merrimack Hall to purchase their class slots. Participation in these classes is mandatory for Project UP competition dancers but all members… Venue/ Attraction: Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center. Event Web Link: http://www.merrimackhall.com/nrg.html. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Alice's Garden of Wonders

Kids Don't be late ... Experience Wonderland Take a tumble down the Rabbit Hole and explore Alice's Garden of Wonders!   Mad Hatter's Tea Party Queen of Hearts Chess Door Maze Queen's Croquet Teapot and Teacup Queen's Castle Tweedledee and Tweedledum's Home Jabberwocky and Mock Turtle. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=36. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Al Hirschfeld: A Celebration of Hollywood and Broadway

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 31 – September 14, 2014 This show features nearly 50 drawings and prints spanning Hirschfeld’s career and gather together icons from the Great White Way and the Silver Screen including John Wayne, Carol Channing, Richard Burton, Zero Mostel, Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Hepburn, and Marlon Brando. Among the art in this new show is a lithograph of Marilyn Monroe’s famous sewer grate scene from The Seven Year Itch; Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, and a white haired Charlie Chaplin, drawn from life from a Hirschfeld interview in 1942. A sultry drawing of Sophia Loren entwined with Anthony Perkins from their 1962 film, Five Miles To Midnight also greets visitors to the exhibition. The artwork covers a staggering 71 years of popular culture in America, from an autographed drawing of vaudeville comedian Billy B. Van from 1929 to a gouache painting of Groucho Marx from 2000. The Huntsville Museum of Art brings the best of Hirschfeld to Alabama. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tues… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Seeing is Believing: Contemporary Works on Paper from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries May 17 – August 10, 2014 To complement the Janet Fish retrospective, this exhibit features a selection of prints and drawings by major American realist artists who are Fish’s generational peers, including Jack Beal, Chuck Close, Richard Estes, David Parrish, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol. Organized by HMA. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 4 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Huntsville Hospital HealthWorks Farmer’s Market

Health & Wellness Dates: May – October Thursdays, 7:30am- noon What You’ll Find: Fresh & local produce, delicious artisan breads, herbs, gourmet slaw, cheese, jams, jellies and more! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Plaza Resource Center Tram Station at Huntsville Hospital 101 Governor’s Drive Huntsville, AL 35801.

Strong Coffee, Strong Women

Educational & Lecture Fueled by caffeine & passionate entrepreneurs,this daybreak networking event is for women who are focused on achieving something every day. Strong Coffee, Strong Women is a monthly coffee house event where business leaders and entrepreneurs connect and grow. - Brew new ideas for growing your business - Sweeten your business network - Connect with other inventive, inspired, resourceful and highly-productive business owners and experts. - Learn from an “Espresso-monial.” A shot of inspiration from a local female business leader who shares her 10-minute story of how she launched her business, or how she overcame a challenge. This Month's Featured Espresso-monial: July 31 – Rebecca Weirick Executive Director for Contracting for the Army Contracting Command-Redstone Prior to becoming the ACC–RSA Executive Director Ms. Weirick served as the Chief of Contracting for the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office where she was responsible for a classified contracting portfolio that directs selected study, d… Venue/ Attraction: Chamber of Commerce of HSV/ Madison County. Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM.

Majestic Minerals – Nature’s Building Blocks

The beauty of gold has captured the imagination since antiquity. If one is very lucky, it is easy to recover, easy to form into jewelry and art objects, has other useful properties, does not corrode, and retains a high value. Gold is both an element and a mineral, but it is only one of 118 known elements and one of over 4000 minerals. Elements and minerals display a wide variety of beautiful colors and exotic crystal shapes. Minerals combine to form rocks, which are old, heavy, hard, and ugly, or are they? Nature has provided us with a variety of rocks that are not only necessary for our society, but are often beautiful and treasured. Sometimes we see only the rough exterior, and miss the inner beauty, so it is with rocks. In conjunction with the Gold Mountain summer program, the exhibit will explore rocks and minerals, how they formed, where they might be found in Alabama, and include a large sampling of these beautiful wonders of nature. Earth Science students will find the exhibit both useful and entertain… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/majestic-minerals%20natures-building-blocks. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Biscuit’s Birthday

Kids Biscuit’s Birthday–backyard games; meet Biscuit and get a hat and cake. Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/summer-family-fun/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain

Kids Treasure Hunt on Gold Mountain is an exciting, interactive adventure that comes to life in March 2014. Visitors will experience the Alabama Gold Rush of 1829 for themselves. Guests will “arrive” on the stagecoach, shop in the General Store for provisions, build a cabin out of child-size faux logs, pan for gold in the sluice, get hands-on experience with  daily chores, enjoy music of the time - all this and more while collecting “gold nuggets” along the way. Visitors won’t want to forget to weigh their gold and stake their claim! This original adventure, geared for children ages 3 to 11, will provide hours of family fun and learning while presenting the rough and tumble life of a prospector. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://burrittonthemountain.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00am- 5:00pm Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing exhibit coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! GPS Adventures is an introduction to all things Global Positioning System (GPS) – its history, current uses and future possibilities – all displayed within a 2,500 square foot maze! Visitors experience the thrill of geocaching – hunting for hidden treasure as they navigate from room to room using GPS enabled technology and their code-solving abilities. With wall graphics that represent four distinct locations – urban, city park, back-country and a historic site – visitors are immersed in a unique experience as they find their way. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.02.14/gps-adventures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Two Lines

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, May 5, 2014 - Sunday, August 3, 2014; 9am-5pm daily This Powerful collection of 100 unique and distinguished photographs is a pictorial narrative sharing the history of two nations divided by war: Korea and Germany. The history of these divided nations is often unknown or forgotten. Korea remains divided after 60 years. Germany reunited just 25 years ago and now celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the highly successful Green Zone, European Green Belt. This thriving industrial area and nature preserve affirms that destructive divisions can heal, bring strength and unity. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/05.05.14/two-lines. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Junior Pioneers

Kids Join us every Thursday morning at 10:30 for Junior Pioneers. We will host a fun and exciting set of activities that relate to pioneer life for you and your child. These activities are geared for children in Pre-K through elementary grades. Hear a story and do a hands-on activity that might include creating a craft or doing a historic skill. We will frequently meet our barnyard animals and learn about their importance for pioneer families. Also learn about how pioneer children spent their time. Bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Science of Imagination

Museums, Studios & Galleries Every week:  Thursday, June 5, 2014 -  July, 31 2014.  10:30am - 11:30am Join us for our Science of Imagination series at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday beginning June 5, 2014! This weekly hands-on activity is FREE with paid museum admission and emphasizes the development of “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Science of Imagination activities are recommended for ages 4-6. Reserve your seat at the main ticket desk upon your arrival. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.05.14/science-imagination. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Super Summer of Science Fun

Kids Sci-Quest is the place to be this summer for science fun! Each day is themed with different activities and new and exciting shows for children (and adults) of all ages. We also have a special pre-K component with fun hands-on activities for our littlest visitors. All activities are included with general admission. Make some time for science this summer, because it’s going to be a geeky good time! Please visit our website for a complete list of activities. 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-summer-science-fun. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Greene Street Market at Nativity

Health & Wellness May-October Thursdays, 4-8pm What You’ll Find: Fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Meet farmers with organically raised beef, pork, chicken and eggs; pick up freshly prepared meals, gourmet popsicles, traditionally made relishes, cheeses, preserves and breads. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Church of the Nativity 304 Eustis Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801.

Introduction to LinkedIn Class

Educational & Lecture We are having a fantastic response to our new Introduction to LinkedIn series at our new digs. THIS IS A FREE CLASS Note the New Day: The last Thursday of each month For March, that day is the 27th. (We will not offer a May class so make your RSVP now) Note the time: 4-5:30 PM Note the new location; The Huntsville Hub 600 Boulevard South Southwest Huntsville 35802 For RSVP confirmation; Call (256) 705-3620 or send an e mail confirmation to; frontdesk@huntsvillehub.com For information about the class location, see; http://www.huntsvillehub.com/. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Huntsville Hub 600 Boulevard South Southwest Huntsville 35802.

Thursday Night Bikes

Healthy Huntsville Downtown Huntsville, Inc. is excited to announce Thursday Night Bikes. This brand new bike borrow program will begin on Thursday, May 1 as part of Greene Street Market’s open-air market. Another exciting new feature for #DowntownHuntsville. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Greene Street Market 304 Eustis Avenue Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

Biergarten

Social Events & More Every week until Thu Oct 30 2014 . Thursdays - 4:30pm - 7:30pm Stein and Dine! Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. through October 30, 2014, for the German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine crafted by renowned chef David Oreskovich. 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. Dog Friendly! Rain or Shine! Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/04.03.14/biergarten. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Downtown Huntsville Sounds of Summer Series

Downtown Huntsville What if you knew that every Thursday, Friday, and select Saturday's this summer, you'd be able to enjoy free live music in the city center?  If that sounds good, then you're in luck because its exactly what the "2014 Downtown Huntsville Sounds of Summer Series presented by Cadence Bank" will offer beginning in June and extending through August. Each Thursday from 5-7pm on the Westside Square, the series offers free concerts from bands including .45 Surprise, Flannel Umbros, Milltowne, and Marco Pollo.  Conveniently located in the entertainment district, you'll be able to grab food from the great nearby restaurants or your favorite drink from the many establishments and sip and stroll to get a great evening started. June 5 – Cousin Boogie June 12 – 5’oclock Charlie June 19 – Liquid Caravan June 26 – Mercy Wheel July 10 – .45 Surprise July 17 – Marco Pollo July 24 – TBD July 31 – Seducing Alice August 7 – Flannel Umbros August 14 – Toy Shop August 21 – Milltowne August 28 – TBD. Event Web Link: http://www.downtownhuntsville.org/featured-events/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville Huntsville AL, 35801.

22nd Annual Gallery Tour

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us as Huntsville celebrates the fine arts with a tour of local galleries and the Huntsville Museum of Art. With your choice of locations and styles, this informal event showcases artists whose talents include painting, pottery, glass, sculpture, jewelry design, photography, and woodworking. Hors d’oeuvres served at all locations. This years participating galleries include: Art & Soul Gallery/Studio , The ARTery , Artistic Images Gallery , Clinton Row , Faulkner Gallery & Studio , Flying Monkey Arts , The Gallery at Harrison Brothers Hardware , Huntsville Art League , Huntsville Museum of Art , The Little Green Store , Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment , Rivenbark & Roper Antiques. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvillegalleries.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Gallery's throughout Huntsville Huntsville, AL.

Family Science Night

Museums, Studios & Galleries Want to do something new with your family this summer? Then join us for Family Science Night every Thursday during the summer, where families get to experience science together! We have a different theme every Thursday with fun activities, games and science experiments! Included with general admission. No preregistration need. Just come prepared to have a great time! Visit our website for a complete list of dates and themes. 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/family-science-night. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

The Little Green Store Gallery Tour featuring artist Susan Clanton

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us at The Little Green Store for Huntsville's Annual Gallery Tour on July 31, 2014. We are thrilled to be a part of a Huntsville tradition. We have many amazing local artists in our gallery and we are honored to have Susan Clanton, Artist as our featured artist for this summer Gallery Tour. Susan will feature some of her newest artwork. We will have the best hors d'oeuvre and wine in town! Bring all of your friends to The Little Green Store July 31 for a wonderful and fun night! Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Little Green Store 820 Monte Sano Boulevard Huntsville, AL 35801.

Madison Gazebo Concerts

Music The Madison Arts Council is happy to announce its summer Gazebo schedule. These free music events will be held every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with the first concert on May 29th and the last one on July 31st. The Gazebo is located in downtown Madison at the corner of Front Street and Church Street. We suggest that you bring a blanket or lawn chair, as seating is not provided.  Light snacks will be available on-site or you are welcome to bring a picnic from home. Our downtown establishments can also do “to go” orders. Each week, a different MAC partner will host a free art project for kids. It’s always changing and always fun! In addition to an art activity, MAC will provide face painting. Join your friends and neighbors each Thursday and make the Gazebo Concerts a family tradition! May 29: The Zooks , June 5: TBA , June 12: Microwave Dave , June 19: Southern Splendor, Robbie Eichman , June 26: Max Russell, Tres Locos , July 3: Madison City Youth Orchestra, Winslow Davis , July 10:… Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Madison Gazebo. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Huntsville Stars vs. Jacksonville Suns

Sports Sport Team Name: Huntsville Stars. Venue/ Attraction: Joe Davis Stadium. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Thursday Night Swing

Museums, Studios & Galleries $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. Nightlife Venue: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM.

FAN SNEAK: Guardians of the Galaxy 3-D

Performing Arts & Film Be the first to see it!! A special Fan Sneak of Guardians of the Galaxy in RealD 3D at Regal's Hollywood 18 on Thursday July 31 at 7pm!! Opens everywhere AUGUST 1, 2014 rated PG-13 , Action/Adventure. Marvel Studios expands their cosmic presence on the big screen with this adaptation of the Guardians of the Galaxy comic series, with Zero Dark Thirty's Chris Pratt heading up a cast that includes David Bautista and Zoe Saldana. Super's James Gunn helms the big-budget sci-fi film. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi. Cost: $12.50 (Discount available for Regal Crown Club members). Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:10 PM. Regal's Hollywood 18 3312 South Memorial Parkway Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

Sellers Band

Music Nightlife Venue: The Brickhouse. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Phil Weaver & Dave Anderson at Tangled String Studio

Music Ready to hear something new, innovative and completely captivating? PHIL WEAVER and DAVE ANDERSON will perform together in an intimate living room setting at Tangled String Studio. This project combines classical guitar and rock improvisation in a one-of-a-kind show! Tickets can be purchased in our studio or online via Facebook. Ticket purchasers check in by name at the door on the night of the show. And don't forget to B-Y-O-Beverage! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $15. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Thad & Co Bikers Night

Music Thad & Co Bikers Night. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 8:00 PM – Friday, August 1, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Fleetwood Mac, Mirage Tour 1982

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