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Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal Our theme for 2014 is “Once Upon A Time,” With our main exhibit this year based on fictional characters from a children’s book, we thought this theme would be a perfect close to what will be an amazing summer of fantasy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 2, 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, September 2, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery 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, September 2, 2014.

The Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17 – October 26, 2014 The Red Clay Survey is a major recurring regional compeition sponsored by the Huntsville Museum of Art. The exhibition “takes the pulse” of contemporary Southern art every two years through a selection of work in all styles and media determined by a juror with strong national credentials. Online entry begins Saturday, March 15, 2014. 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, September 2, 2014.

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, September 2, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

DCAA Seminar Series for Small Business

Educational & Lecture What is the DCAA Seminar Series for Small Business Contractors? A series of 4 modules have been developed by the Defense Contract Audit Agency and TechRich to educate small businesses on accounting requirements for contracts with the Department of Defense, thus improving their likelihood of success in government contracting. Learn about defense contract accounting from DCAA Financial Liaison Advisors and Supervisory Auditors themselves! Aug. 26 9:00am - 12:00pm Proposal Adequacy Sep. 2 9:00am - 12:00pm Provisional Billing Rate, Vouchers, Incurred Cost Submission Sep. 9 9:00am - 12:00pm Contract Briefs, Labor Evaluations, Monitoring Subcontracts Sep. 16 9:00am - 12:00pm Accounting System Who needs this program? New and growing businesses who want to successfully pursue contracting opportunities with the Department of Defense. Tickets available at http://wbcna.org/calendar/eventdetail/1551/-/dcaa-seminar-series-for-small-businesses. Day of ticket price is $30. Cost: $25. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Huntsville Hub 600 Blvd. South SW Huntsville, AL 35802.

Black Wings Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight chronicles the story of African Americans who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation. Designed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the exhibit presents story of a powerful group of aviation proponents that emerged to challenge racial obstacles and create their own legacy in the world of flight. Some of the most important figures, both past and present, are chronicled in this exhibition. From Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space, Black Wings retells the stories of African Americans who dreamed of flight, left their mark and helped pave the way for those who would follow. This exhibit on display August 23, 2014 – November 2, 2014. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: General Museum Admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/travelingexhibitions. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 2, 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, September 2, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Free Health Screening

Healthy Huntsville Huntsville Hospital’s Mobile Medical Unit will be offering free health screenings to the public. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Triana Public Library 640 6th Street Triana AL 35756.

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, September 2, 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, September 2, 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, September 2, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. First Baptist Church of Meridianville 175 Monroe Road Meridianville, AL 35759.

AAUW September Meeting: NCCWSL Attendees and Inaugural Tech Trek Camp

Educational & Lecture AAUW September Meeting: NCCWSL Attendees and Inaugural Tech Trek Camp Tuesday, September 2, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The University of Alabama in Huntsville Shelby Center Room 301 (Building 18 on the campus map available at uah.edu/map) The program will feature young women who, with the support of the Huntsville Branch, attended the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) along with some of the participants of the inaugural AAUW Tech Trek camp here in Huntsville. Reservations for dinner are required by August 27, 2014 at https://uahchargers.wufoo.com/forms/aauw-rsvp-september-program-meeting/, lois.guendel@knology.net, or 256-880-8643. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has been breaking through barriers for women and girls through research, education, advocacy, and philanthropy for over 133 years. The Huntsville Branch was established in 1949. The cost of the meal is $16 and includes salad, grilled chicken with fruit chutney, rosemary scented pork loin, cheddar whippe… Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville. Cost: $16. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal Our theme for 2014 is “Once Upon A Time,” With our main exhibit this year based on fictional characters from a children’s book, we thought this theme would be a perfect close to what will be an amazing summer of fantasy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 3, 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, September 3, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery 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, September 3, 2014.

The Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17 – October 26, 2014 The Red Clay Survey is a major recurring regional compeition sponsored by the Huntsville Museum of Art. The exhibition “takes the pulse” of contemporary Southern art every two years through a selection of work in all styles and media determined by a juror with strong national credentials. Online entry begins Saturday, March 15, 2014. 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, September 3, 2014.

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, September 3, 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, September 3, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Black Wings Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight chronicles the story of African Americans who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation. Designed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the exhibit presents story of a powerful group of aviation proponents that emerged to challenge racial obstacles and create their own legacy in the world of flight. Some of the most important figures, both past and present, are chronicled in this exhibition. From Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space, Black Wings retells the stories of African Americans who dreamed of flight, left their mark and helped pave the way for those who would follow. This exhibit on display August 23, 2014 – November 2, 2014. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: General Museum Admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/travelingexhibitions. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 3, 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. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Free Health Screening

Healthy Huntsville Huntsville Hospital’s Mobile Medical Unit will be offering free health screenings to the public. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Sharon Senior Center 775 Butter & Egg Road Hazel Green, AL 35750.

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, September 3, 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, September 3, 2014, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Dave Anderson and Dr. Whateva

Music Space Wranglers Panic cover band on patio Robby Eichmann inside. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 8:00 PM – Thursday, September 4, 2014, 12:00 AM.

The Ramones ­ End of the century

Music Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 9:00 PM – Thursday, September 4, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal Our theme for 2014 is “Once Upon A Time,” With our main exhibit this year based on fictional characters from a children’s book, we thought this theme would be a perfect close to what will be an amazing summer of fantasy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 4, 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, September 4, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery 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, September 4, 2014.

The Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17 – October 26, 2014 The Red Clay Survey is a major recurring regional compeition sponsored by the Huntsville Museum of Art. The exhibition “takes the pulse” of contemporary Southern art every two years through a selection of work in all styles and media determined by a juror with strong national credentials. Online entry begins Saturday, March 15, 2014. 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, September 4, 2014.

2014 Small Business Awards Celebration

Social Events & More We are busy putting the final touches on our 2014 Small Business Awards Celebration to be held on Sept. 4 at the Von Braun Center, and it is shaping up to be one of the most memorable events the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County has ever planned. The theme is "Get Your Groove On," and our members and staff have selected some amazing outfits to commemorate the occasion. We've got live music and some dancers to put everyone in the mood to celebrate. If you haven't registered for this event, there's still time to make your plans to be there.  There's a very good chance that the contenders, finalists and winners include your colleagues, friends and clients. The festive atmosphere will be perfect for networking and reconnecting with some of the hundreds of attendees. We hope to see you there. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center North Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

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, September 4, 2014, 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Plaza Resource Center Tram Station at Huntsville Hospital 101 Governor’s Drive Huntsville, AL 35801.

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, September 4, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

USS LST 325: a World War II vessel

Educational & Lecture A 328 feet long piece of American history will be docked at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur, Alabama and will be available for public tours. The USS LST 325 is a World War II vessel that was part of the D-Day Invasion at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. This ship is one of the last of her kind and is the only working LST in the United States. The ship is now operated as a floating museum that sails to inland river cities each year as part of its mission statement to educate the public. By giving tours, the crew will educate everyone, young and old, as to the role these ships have played in our wars and honor those who built, sailed and served on these ships. Tours last approximately an hour. Group tour prices are also available and must be scheduled in advance through the Decatur Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information about the ship or to schedule group tours contact the Decatur Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 256-350-2028 or 800-524-6181. Venue/ Attraction: Ingalls Harbor. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-17 and free for children ages 5 and under. $20 family pass is also available for 2 adults and 2 minor children. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Black Wings Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight chronicles the story of African Americans who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation. Designed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the exhibit presents story of a powerful group of aviation proponents that emerged to challenge racial obstacles and create their own legacy in the world of flight. Some of the most important figures, both past and present, are chronicled in this exhibition. From Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space, Black Wings retells the stories of African Americans who dreamed of flight, left their mark and helped pave the way for those who would follow. This exhibit on display August 23, 2014 – November 2, 2014. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: General Museum Admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/travelingexhibitions. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 4, 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, September 4, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Democratic Women Hear from Candidates September 4

Educational & Lecture September 4 The Madison County Democratic Women will hear from local county-wide and state legislature candidates at their luncheon on Thursday, September 4, 11:30 - 1:00 at the VBC North Hall, Salon 2. Bobby Berryhill, Coroner Tim Clardy, Sheriff Anthony Daniels, House District 53 Patrick Douglass, County Tax Assessor Lynda Hall, County Tax Collector The candidates will discuss their platforms, priorities, and campaign plans and needs. Lunch is $20. Reservations are due - eating and non-eating, by noon Monday, August 31. Contact madisondemwomen@gmail.com or 256-325-0979 for more information or to make a reservation. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center North Hall. Cost: $20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:00 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, September 4, 2014, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Church of the Nativity 304 Eustis Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801.

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, September 4, 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, September 4, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Thursday Jam Session- Dave Anderson

Music Dave Anderson Westside Square 5-8pm. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Westside Square Downtown Huntsville Huntsville, AL 35801.

Artisan Twickenham Square Community-Wide Opening

Social Events & More In celebration of Artisan's commencement and the beginning of downtown Huntsville's revitalization, a community-wide grand opening event will be held on September 4. Complete with live entertainment, heavy hor d'oeuvres from Cotton Row Restaurant, a photo booth, prizes, giveaways and more, this event will give attendees the opportunity to exclusively tour Artisan's new luxury apartments. In addition, partygoers who choose to sign a lease during the event will receive $200 off their first month's rent. The grand opening event is free to the public; valet parking will be provided. For more information on Artisan at Twickenham Square, visit www.livingatartisan.com. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Artisan Twickenham Square 500 St. Clair Ave. SW Huntsville, AL 35801.

Fidos after 5

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Thursday August 7, 2014 - Thursday September 25, 2014: In the Garden On Thursdays in August and September the Garden is "going to the dogs." Back by popular demand, our four-legged friends will be welcome in the Garden each Thursday, 5 pm - dusk. Leash up Rover for a tail waggin' good time. The Garden stays open until 8 pm, so pack a snack and head to the Garden. Contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org with questions. General admission or Garden Membership is required for humans. Dog admission is $1.00 each; dogs must be on a leash. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=events&typeID=131. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

BBQ Brews & Blues

Fundraisers Tickets are $25 per person and include a BBQ meal catered by Ted's BBQ, event entrance with games, entertainment by the band Codger & Sons, and a souvenir beer mug. Bring cash/card for beer. Event T-Shirts with the event logo on the front pocket will also be available: 1 t-shirt for $12, or 2 t-shirts for $20. Buy your raffle ticket online to have a chance to win a backyard tailgating package that includes a Big Green Egg and a 50 qt Yeti Cooler and other tailgating goodies. Raffle tickets are $10 per ticket or $40 for 6 tickets. Ticket sales will close September 1. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Event Web Link: https://www.jlhuntsville.com/?nd=soiree. Nightlife Venue: Straight to Ale. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Landscape for Life: The Role of Soil in a Sustainable Garden

Educational & Lecture Anderson Education Center Classroom Landscape For Life is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ program (SITES™), the nation’s first rating system for sustainable landscapes. SITES™ is an interdisciplinary effort led by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden in conjunction with a diverse group of stakeholder organizations. Landscape For Life shows you how to work with nature in your garden, no matter where you live, whether you garden on a city or suburban lot, a 20–acre farm, or the common area of your condominium. The five classes offered in the series pertain to soils, water, plants and materials and how to make all of these pieces fit together in a landscape that is both beautiful and functional. September 4: The Role of Soil in a Sustainable Garden Other sessions in the series: September 11: The Role of Water in a Sustainable Garden September 18… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=5&subID=23&type=classesAdult&viewMoreType=classesAdults&typeID=183. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

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

Educational & Lecture Money Smart for Small Business is a training program for small businesses developed jointly by FDIC and SBA. Delivered in ten 1-hour sessions, participants are introduced to a different topic in each session and provided an overview, basic concepts, and key points relative to that topic. 9/04/14 Organizational Types 9/11/14 Time Management 9/18/14 Financial Management 9/25/14 Record Keeping 10/02/14 Banking Services Available to Small Businesses 10/16/14 Credit Reporting 10/23/14 Risk Management 10/30/14 Insurance 11/06/14 Tax Planning and Reporting 11/13/14 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" Get tickets at http://wbcna.org/calendar/eventdetail/1556/-/money-smart-for-small-business-jane-k-lowe-financial-literacy-program-fall-2014. Register for all 10 in… Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Radisson (Madison) 8721 Madison Blvd. Madison, AL.

Rock The Block

Museums, Studios & Galleries Rock The Block will benefit The Painted Bra Art Project supporting the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund. There will be live artist demonstrations, live music by The Joan Oscourne Band, Snow cones for dogs and their people and food trucks! Is the event free? Yes. Cost: free-donations accepted. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The ARTery 816 Wellman Avenue Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

The Zooks Live at Ditto Landing

Music Come see The Zooks live at Ditto Landing, Thursday, 4 Sept 2014. Concert starts at 6:30PM ending at 8:30PM. Bring chairs and tailgate gear if you'd like. The Zooks play a mix of Classic Rock, Motown and Southern Rock that's sure to please any crowd. Bring the family for a fun-filled night! Venue/ Attraction: Ditto Landing. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

NFL Kick-Off Night

Sports Mark your calendars for Thursday September 4th as we celebrate the NFL Season Kick-Off in Downtown Huntsville at the Von Braun Center with this great event with proceeds benefiting charity: water! Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/downtownhsv/photos/a.585852924802718.1073741830.556760587711952/722953621092647/?type=1&theater. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM.

Chevre Cheese Talks

Educational & Lecture Join Tasia Malakasis, owner and president of Belle Chevre, for a series of lively discussions on all things cheese!  Learn easy recipes, how to pair wine with cheese, and much more! August 7- American Cheese Movement August 21- Simple Recipes September 4- Mac n' Chevre September 18- Cheese & Wine October 2- Cheese & Beer. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Belle Chevre Cheese Shop and Tasting Room 100 Jefferson St N Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

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, September 4, 2014, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM.

Huntsville AL L5 Society Meeting: Voyager: The First Year in Interstellar Space

Educational & Lecture The Huntsville Alabama L5 Society's (HAL5) next free public program will be on Thursday, September 4, at 7 pm at the Huntsville - Madison County Main Public Library's Auditorium. Dr. Vladimir Florinski, Associate Professor, Department of Space Science and CSPAR UAH will talk about "Voyager: The First Year in Interstellar Space." The event is free and open to the public. A social will follow the talk at IHOP on University Drive. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Thad & Co Bikers Night

Music Thad & Co Bikers Night. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 8:00 PM – Friday, September 5, 2014, 12:00 AM.

The Black Keys 3.30.2013

Music Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 9:00 PM – Friday, September 5, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal Our theme for 2014 is “Once Upon A Time,” With our main exhibit this year based on fictional characters from a children’s book, we thought this theme would be a perfect close to what will be an amazing summer of fantasy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 5, 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, September 5, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery 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, September 5, 2014.

The Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17 – October 26, 2014 The Red Clay Survey is a major recurring regional compeition sponsored by the Huntsville Museum of Art. The exhibition “takes the pulse” of contemporary Southern art every two years through a selection of work in all styles and media determined by a juror with strong national credentials. Online entry begins Saturday, March 15, 2014. 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, September 5, 2014.

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, September 5, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

USS LST 325: a World War II vessel

Educational & Lecture A 328 feet long piece of American history will be docked at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur, Alabama and will be available for public tours. The USS LST 325 is a World War II vessel that was part of the D-Day Invasion at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. This ship is one of the last of her kind and is the only working LST in the United States. The ship is now operated as a floating museum that sails to inland river cities each year as part of its mission statement to educate the public. By giving tours, the crew will educate everyone, young and old, as to the role these ships have played in our wars and honor those who built, sailed and served on these ships. Tours last approximately an hour. Group tour prices are also available and must be scheduled in advance through the Decatur Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information about the ship or to schedule group tours contact the Decatur Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 256-350-2028 or 800-524-6181. Venue/ Attraction: Ingalls Harbor. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-17 and free for children ages 5 and under. $20 family pass is also available for 2 adults and 2 minor children. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 5, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Black Wings Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight chronicles the story of African Americans who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation. Designed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the exhibit presents story of a powerful group of aviation proponents that emerged to challenge racial obstacles and create their own legacy in the world of flight. Some of the most important figures, both past and present, are chronicled in this exhibition. From Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space, Black Wings retells the stories of African Americans who dreamed of flight, left their mark and helped pave the way for those who would follow. This exhibit on display August 23, 2014 – November 2, 2014. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: General Museum Admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/travelingexhibitions. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 5, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Denise Onwere Homeschoolers Art Class

Museums, Studios & Galleries $75 Admission, Located in Studio 314 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Participants must register in advance, please contact Denise at 256-322-0184. Children will discover art, creation and history in this cool gallery home-school art class. Young artist will begin by creating their own Popular culture Art Self Portraits in the style of Andy Warhol, discover cubism as they make Picasso abstract portraits, dabble in print making, and develop a comic series in the style of Lichtenstein. Students will learn to easily identify with recognizable subjects in a painting, drawing or sculpture in representational art widely accepted among the masses. Students will also learn about color design, line, texture, variety, balance and emphasis in this awesome artistic educational experience. Mediums: Painting, Drawing, Print making and Sculpture. Choose dates from our on going class, or schedule a class today. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 5, 2014, 9:00 AM – 1:00 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. Friday, September 5, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Clinton Row Acoustic Live- Josh Allison

Music Josh Allison 100 Jefferson Street 5-8pm. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 5, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Clinton Row 100 Jefferson Street Huntsville, AL 35801.

Friday Night Live

Downtown Huntsville Free Block party with sidewalk games, sights and sounds. On the North Side every night in September 5-10 (with the street closed on the North Side from 7-10). Event Web Link: http://www.downtownhuntsville.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 5, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Family Camp Out with Owl Show

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Dogwood Grove Age: 4 yrs. and older (suggested) Includes cookout, hayride to A Hoot in the Night owl show and tent camping in the Dogwood Grove. Members: Parent & Child $60; Family of Four $100; Extra Child or Parent $25 Non-Members: Parent & Child $80; Family of Four $140; Extra Child $33; Extra Parent: $37. 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=8&start_day=20&start_year=2014&end_month=9&end_day=20&end_year=2014&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=227. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 5, 2014, 5:30 PM – Saturday, September 6, 2014, 8:00 AM.

Concert on the Dock KICK OFF! The Banditos

Music Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment presents Concerts on the Dock, a free eclectic Friday night concert series. It is a family and pet friendly event so bring your dog leashes, lawn chairs, dancing shoes and hula hoops. The Banditos, a honky tonk, rock ‘n’ rolling band from Birmingham, brings that southern soul to their sound and stage performance, so get ready to move your feet! Currently residing in Nashville, TN, this six piece band blends banjo, tambourine, upright bass and lap steel with percussion and electric guitar to create a unique, energetic sound all their own. Concerts on the Dock are always FREE but we collect a $2.00 suggested donation for parking. Please carpool! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: $2 for parking- carpool! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 5, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

“Muerta: In and out of Time” Art Reception

Museums, Studios & Galleries Located in the First Floor Ramp Gallery. The exhibition, “Muerta: In and out of Time” will have drawings, paintings, and ceramic work in congruence with Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainments celebration of Dia De Los Muertos. This show features work from artists Kristy Jane From-Brown, Nicole Yalowitz, and Carolyn Lambert Wass. Each of these distinctive artists work with an expressive gesture and contemplative curiosity, it will be a delight to see the three of them on a wall together. On view September 3rd – November 1st during Lowe Mill public hours. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Nightlife Venue: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 5, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Green Pea Press Print Exchange Art Reception

Museums, Studios & Galleries Located in the First Floor East Microgallery of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Green Pea Press with Kate Rocca of Lacey’s Spring, AL has completed a community print exchange with national and international artists and printers. Art has arrived at Green Pea Press in Huntsville from 6 US states, as well as submissions from Canada, Ireland, Britain and Scotland. The theme for this exchange was “Green”. Artists were encouraged to visually interpret “Green” however they chose. Artistic renderings have included green foliage, animals, green camouflage and scenes from nature. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Nightlife Venue: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 5, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Kanthi Reddi Whitten Art Reception

Museums, Studios & Galleries Located in the Third Floor West Gallery of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. . Specializing in oil and acrylic paintings that combine figurative realism with abstract elements, Whitten incorporates contemporary themes with vibrant jewel-toned color. Her paintings have strong sensual and dreamlike qualities taking inspiration from photography, fashion, nature, and the astounding beauty in our world. For more of Kanthi’s work, visit her in Lowe Mill Studio 324. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Nightlife Venue: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 5, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Ruth Marie Fledermaus Art Reception

Museums, Studios & Galleries Located in the First Floor West Gallery of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Ruth Marie Fledermaus’s show, ‘Wear Your Love Like Heaven’ is a show of artist dolls, assemblages and other work by mixed media artist Ruth Marie Fledermaus that will be on view September 3 to November 1st, 2014. The show will feature fiber art dolls based on characters from both legend and life. Other works will include charms, altered books and assemblage boxes, watercolors and photographs, all executed in Fledermaus’ colorful and distinctive style. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Nightlife Venue: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 5, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Tatyana Hankinson Art Reception

Museums, Studios & Galleries Located in the First Floor Main Gallery. Russian Artist Tatyana Igumnova Hankinson was born in the former Soviet Union and graduated from the Kubyshev Art School in Tashkent, Uzbekistan majoring in “Drawing and Fine Art”.  Lowe Mill is honored to host Hankinson’s exhibition “Ghosts of Everglades”. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Nightlife Venue: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 5, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Monkey Speak

Performing Arts & Film Held the first Friday of every month Monkey Speak is Huntsville’s most exciting spoken word open-mic night, an open stage for anyone to read perform or improvise poetry drama or prose or any variation of the spoken word.  No experience is necessary.  Mature audiences only. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Nightlife Venue: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 5, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM.

Rolling In the Hay & Charlie Howell

Music Rolling In the Hay on patio Charlie Howell inside. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 5, 2014, 8:00 PM – Saturday, September 6, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Lightnin' Malcom

Music Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 5, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, September 6, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Gus Hergert

Music Nightlife Venue: Below the Radar Brewhouse. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 5, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM.

Lee Deal Theatre Symposium

Performing Arts & Film We are excited about the upcoming Lee Deal Theatre Symposium, happening Saturday, September 6th on the UAH campus. Supported through funds from the Lee Deal Theatre Endowment, this event gives high school and college students and community theatre artists and performers the opportunity to learn from industry experts. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 2014.

Alabama vs Florida Atlantic

Sports Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 2014. Tuscaloosa, AL.

Auburn vs San Jose State

Sports Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 2014. Auburn, AL.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal Our theme for 2014 is “Once Upon A Time,” With our main exhibit this year based on fictional characters from a children’s book, we thought this theme would be a perfect close to what will be an amazing summer of fantasy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 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, September 6, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery 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, September 6, 2014.

The Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17 – October 26, 2014 The Red Clay Survey is a major recurring regional compeition sponsored by the Huntsville Museum of Art. The exhibition “takes the pulse” of contemporary Southern art every two years through a selection of work in all styles and media determined by a juror with strong national credentials. Online entry begins Saturday, March 15, 2014. 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, September 6, 2014.

Bailey Cove Farmers Market

Health & Wellness June through September The Bailey Cove Farmers' Market at St. Thomas is open Saturdays from May thru September, 8 AM 'till noon. We provide local farmers, growers, and food vendors with a venue to display and sell their goods. In addition to helping local farmers, we hope to provide our neighbors in the Southeast Huntsville area with delicious, fresh, healthy, local foods as well as a way to meet and learn from the growers. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. St. Thomas Episcopal Church 12200 Bailey Cove Rd. Huntsville, AL 35803.

All Ford Cruise In

Fundraisers Annual Car Show supporting local Non-profits. Huntsville/ Madison Co. Veterans Memorial Food Vendors Family Fun with some Childrens activities Automotive and Performance Vendors. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: $15.00 for Car Show registrants. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Woody Anderson Ford 2500 Jordan Lane Huntsville, Alabama 35816.

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, September 6, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Trinity Baptist Church 1088 Hughes Road, Madison, AL 35758.

First Saturday Fitness Classes- Turbo Kick with Kristy

Healthy Huntsville Turbo Kick™-- Get hooked on the Turbo high! With cardio kickboxing and body-sculpting dance moves choreographed to the hottest music mixes, you'll get lean and toned—and have a blast doing it! It's high intensity, fast-paced, and totally addicting! Held the first Saturday of each month from April through October at Big Spring East by the rock fountain. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM.

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, September 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

USS LST 325: a World War II vessel

Educational & Lecture A 328 feet long piece of American history will be docked at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur, Alabama and will be available for public tours. The USS LST 325 is a World War II vessel that was part of the D-Day Invasion at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. This ship is one of the last of her kind and is the only working LST in the United States. The ship is now operated as a floating museum that sails to inland river cities each year as part of its mission statement to educate the public. By giving tours, the crew will educate everyone, young and old, as to the role these ships have played in our wars and honor those who built, sailed and served on these ships. Tours last approximately an hour. Group tour prices are also available and must be scheduled in advance through the Decatur Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information about the ship or to schedule group tours contact the Decatur Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 256-350-2028 or 800-524-6181. Venue/ Attraction: Ingalls Harbor. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-17 and free for children ages 5 and under. $20 family pass is also available for 2 adults and 2 minor children. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Black Wings Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight chronicles the story of African Americans who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation. Designed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the exhibit presents story of a powerful group of aviation proponents that emerged to challenge racial obstacles and create their own legacy in the world of flight. Some of the most important figures, both past and present, are chronicled in this exhibition. From Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space, Black Wings retells the stories of African Americans who dreamed of flight, left their mark and helped pave the way for those who would follow. This exhibit on display August 23, 2014 – November 2, 2014. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: General Museum Admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/travelingexhibitions. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 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. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Car Show - Sparkman High School

Fundraisers Enjoy a fun filled day with food, live entertainment, and a spectacular Car Show sponsored by Sparkman HS's Band Booster Club. Spectator Admission: FREE Individuals interested in entering the car show:$20 Vendors Spots: $20 Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles will be judged Registration will start at 9:30/Awards at 3:00 p.m. Proceeds from the show will go to Sparkman High School's Marching Band. For additional information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/SHSbandcarshow. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Sparkman High School 2616 Jeff Rd NW Harvest, AL 35749.

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, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

A Milky Way Farm September Celebration

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Fall Farm Celebration Saturday, Sept 6th 10am-4pm & Sunday, Sept 7th Noon-4pm 10am-until they are gone – purchase delicious cinnamon rolls,homemade jams and jellies, farm fresh eggs, and handmade items outside the Manor House. Hayrides will run every forty-five minutes from the Manor House to the Chanderlier Barn, by the oldest Black Oak Tree in Tennessee, to the scenic overlook. Relax at our picnic tables and enjoy the magnolia trees or pet our sweet farm animals. Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday Noon-4pm The Manor House will be open for $7 Tours of the Chocolate estate, the 1930 homeplace of candy legend Frank Mars. Our first 50 Manor House tour guests each day enjoy a complimentary fresh fruit cobbler with ice cream. Listen to stories of the hostory of the farm, relax at the 40 seat table, and explore the 20 bedroom residence. Allow time to stroll the grounds and enjoy the 1100 acre estate. Cost: $7 for adults. $5 for kids. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Milky Way Farm 520 Milky Way Rd Pulaski, TN 38478.

First Saturday Fitness Classes- Zumba

Healthy Huntsville Zumba®--The Original Dance-Fitness Party! Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Forget the workout, just lose yourself in the music and find yourself in shape at the original dance-fitness party. Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you'll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring! It's easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating. Held the first Saturday of each month from April through October at Big Spring East by the rock fountain. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 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, September 6, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

It's Just A Salsa Party

Social Events & More There will be a free tasting of the salsa, live music, give aways and more. Those who reserved your 4 oz jar of Mild Salsa for the September 6 Give Away and Launch Event. You must pick up your reserved jar of salsa at the event. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: FREE. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Artery (in 5 Points) 816 Wellman Ave. Huntsville, AL 35801.

Family Fun Day

Fundraisers Please join us for a Free Event for the whole family. We will serve hot dogs & sno-balls, enjoy old-fashioned picnic games, and have live music! The Heather Lindsey Band will be playing and Meaux’s Sno-Balls will be serving sno-balls. There will also be raffles, face painting, and balloons. It’s sure to be great fun for all! Saturday, September 6th 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Aggie’s Arts Office, behind Southside Baptist Church on Marsheutz Avenue. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Aggies Arts 213 Marsheutz Ave SE Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

Downtown Huntsville Food Tour

Outdoor Activities & Festivals This 3 hour guided walking tour winds through Huntsville, Alabama’s historic downtown streets and parks, visiting six unique food tasting locations. You will get an inside look at the restaurants, specialty shops, and “mom and pop” establishments that make downtown a truly special place to visit. Come explore the history and culture of downtown, and taste the highlights of the Rocket City. Cost: $57. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvillefoodtours.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville Route.

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, September 6, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Huntsville Quarter Midget Association Race

Sports Come watch kids ages 5-16 race quarter midgets. Free admission. Concession stand with food, candy and drinks. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: 0. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Huntsville Quarter Midget Assocation 4275 E. Schrimsher Lane SW Huntsville, AL 35807.

International Observe the Moon Night Event

Kids The Discovery/New Frontiers Programs at Marshall Space Flight Center are hosting the annual International Observe the Moon Night public outreach event dedicated to engaging the community in an annual lunar observation. Activities include: -Inflatable Planetarium -Astronomy van with 3D movie -Inflatable movie screen -Hands-on activities -Lots of telescopes and Special Speakers. This event is FREE. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Hurricane Creek Jam

Music Y'all come down. Community music event benefitting Therapy Partners, Inc in beautiful Hurricane Creek Valley. Featuring 3 local bands, Consort a l'ancienne, Dakotah Landing, followed by a Bluegrass Jam. Hurricane Community Center at 2147 Hurricane Creek Rd. $5 donation at the door - children under 6 are free. Food will be aavailable for purchase from "Crave Heat" food truck. See Facebook for updated information. Cost: $5. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hurricane Community Center 2147 Hurricane Creek Rd Gurley, AL 35748.

Parents' Night Out

Kids Give the babysitter a break and drop the kids off at Sci-Quest for a safe night full of fun! Children will enjoy: Pizza dinner Hands-on activities (different science themes each month) Movies Play time on the exhibit floor This is for children ages 4-12 years old. Cost is $23 for the first child and $18 for each additional child. Sci-Quest Members receive a 10 percent discount. Advanced reservations are required. Registration must be completed by noon on the day of the event. Venue/ Attraction: Sci-Quest, Hands-On Science Center. Cost: $23 for the first child and $18 for each additional child. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://sci-quest.org/plan-your-visit/parents-night-out. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

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, September 6, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Harrison Brothers Hardware Store 124 Southside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

‘Frank’ Movie Screening

Performing Arts & Film $10 Admission, Located in the Flying Monkey Theatre located on the second floor of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. The recent independent release, “Frank,” starring Michael Fassbender will debut in Huntsville. This quirky and hilarious comedy, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, is about a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant garde pop band led by the enigmatic Frank, a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head.  “Frank” is a moving portrait of an artist conflicted about fielding an audience. It’s an impressively sustained look through the keyhole at how genius works. The film also features Carla Azar, Huntsville native and current  drummer for Jack White of the White Stripes as the drummer in Fassbender’s band. “Frank” also stars Domhnall Gleeson,  Maggie Gyllenhaal and Scott McNairy.  The Daily Beast called it the best of the Sundance Film Festival and the Village Voice says,” Study Fassbender’s limbs to see the best physical performance of the decade.”. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Nightlife Venue: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

Chris Garrison and The Blackbirds

Music CHRIS GARRISON AND THE BLACKBIRDS will perform at Tangled String Studio at Lowe Mill on Saturday, September 6th at 8:00 pm! Buy tickets in studio or on Facebook via Paypal. BYOB! Chris Garrison is a compelling Texas singer-songwriter whose style is an organic blend of Acoustic-Americana and Rock. His major influences range from artists such as Lyle Lovett and Bob Dylan to Patty Griffin and Bruce Springsteen. Chris has played his music all over the South having toured with Better Than Ezra, Drivin’ n Cryin’ and The Connells with his band Meantree. While living in Nashville, he was a regular performer and fan favorite at songwriter venues like The Bluebird Café and Douglas Corner. He has been featured on Nashville’s Lightning 100 radio station, and was also nominated for best alt-country songwriter in the Nashville Scene readers poll. Chris is excited to be a part of the emerging Northern Alabama music scene and is currently touring in support of his latest release “That’s The Way It Goes”. Join us for a won… Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $12.00. Nightlife Venue: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 8:00 PM.

FD/DC & Scott Morgan

Music FD/DC on patio Scott Morgan inside. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 8:00 PM – Sunday, September 7, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Soul Radics

Music Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 9:00 PM – Sunday, September 7, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Jason Speegle

Music Nightlife Venue: Below the Radar Brewhouse. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal Our theme for 2014 is “Once Upon A Time,” With our main exhibit this year based on fictional characters from a children’s book, we thought this theme would be a perfect close to what will be an amazing summer of fantasy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 7, 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, September 7, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery 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, September 7, 2014.

The Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17 – October 26, 2014 The Red Clay Survey is a major recurring regional compeition sponsored by the Huntsville Museum of Art. The exhibition “takes the pulse” of contemporary Southern art every two years through a selection of work in all styles and media determined by a juror with strong national credentials. Online entry begins Saturday, March 15, 2014. 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, September 7, 2014.

USS LST 325: a World War II vessel

Educational & Lecture A 328 feet long piece of American history will be docked at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur, Alabama and will be available for public tours. The USS LST 325 is a World War II vessel that was part of the D-Day Invasion at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. This ship is one of the last of her kind and is the only working LST in the United States. The ship is now operated as a floating museum that sails to inland river cities each year as part of its mission statement to educate the public. By giving tours, the crew will educate everyone, young and old, as to the role these ships have played in our wars and honor those who built, sailed and served on these ships. Tours last approximately an hour. Group tour prices are also available and must be scheduled in advance through the Decatur Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information about the ship or to schedule group tours contact the Decatur Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 256-350-2028 or 800-524-6181. Venue/ Attraction: Ingalls Harbor. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-17 and free for children ages 5 and under. $20 family pass is also available for 2 adults and 2 minor children. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Black Wings Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight chronicles the story of African Americans who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation. Designed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the exhibit presents story of a powerful group of aviation proponents that emerged to challenge racial obstacles and create their own legacy in the world of flight. Some of the most important figures, both past and present, are chronicled in this exhibition. From Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space, Black Wings retells the stories of African Americans who dreamed of flight, left their mark and helped pave the way for those who would follow. This exhibit on display August 23, 2014 – November 2, 2014. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: General Museum Admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/travelingexhibitions. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 7, 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, September 7, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

GWOH Service Day

Kids St. Mark's Lutheran Church is organizing a service day for the downtown community. Projects include litter pick up, homeless help, and serving food at the downtown Rescue Mission. If you'd like to join us and help support Huntsville, we welcome everyone! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. St. Mark's Lutheran Church 200 Longwood Dr SE Huntsville, AL 35801.

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, September 7, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:30 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, September 7, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

The Film Co-op Monthly Workshop

Social Events & More Located in Studio 251 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. The Alabama Filmmakers Co-op was incorporated in 1977 as a non-profit community service to support film screenings and filmmaker education in Huntsville and the North Alabama community.  In the event of a holiday or other conflict, the meetings may occur the 2nd Sunday of the month.  Be sure to check the Flying Monkey calendar at Flyingmonkeyarts.org each month to verify date and time.  Topics change from month to month but cover all aspects of amateur, hobbyist and low budget film-making. Feel free to request topics of interest and brings examples of your current work to share with the group. Is the event free? Yes. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Dave Anderson

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 9:30 PM – Monday, September 8, 2014, 1:30 AM.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal Our theme for 2014 is “Once Upon A Time,” With our main exhibit this year based on fictional characters from a children’s book, we thought this theme would be a perfect close to what will be an amazing summer of fantasy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 8, 2014.

USS LST 325: a World War II vessel

Educational & Lecture A 328 feet long piece of American history will be docked at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur, Alabama and will be available for public tours. The USS LST 325 is a World War II vessel that was part of the D-Day Invasion at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. This ship is one of the last of her kind and is the only working LST in the United States. The ship is now operated as a floating museum that sails to inland river cities each year as part of its mission statement to educate the public. By giving tours, the crew will educate everyone, young and old, as to the role these ships have played in our wars and honor those who built, sailed and served on these ships. Tours last approximately an hour. Group tour prices are also available and must be scheduled in advance through the Decatur Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information about the ship or to schedule group tours contact the Decatur Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 256-350-2028 or 800-524-6181. Venue/ Attraction: Ingalls Harbor. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-17 and free for children ages 5 and under. $20 family pass is also available for 2 adults and 2 minor children. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 8, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Black Wings Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight chronicles the story of African Americans who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation. Designed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the exhibit presents story of a powerful group of aviation proponents that emerged to challenge racial obstacles and create their own legacy in the world of flight. Some of the most important figures, both past and present, are chronicled in this exhibition. From Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space, Black Wings retells the stories of African Americans who dreamed of flight, left their mark and helped pave the way for those who would follow. This exhibit on display August 23, 2014 – November 2, 2014. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: General Museum Admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/travelingexhibitions. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 8, 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. Monday, September 8, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Sons of the American Revolution: "Molly Pitcher and Other Camp Followers"

Educational & Lecture The Sons of the American Revolution, Tennessee Valley Chapter, is having its next monthly meeting at 11 am on Monday, September 8, 2014 in the Auditorium of the Public Library, Downtown Huntsville.  The program is "Molly Pitcher and Other Camp Followers" presented by Kitty LaBay and Candice Krugh, members of the Maple Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. A complimentary, light lunch will be served.  Admission is free.  More information is on-line:  SAR1776.com. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 8, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Market at Good Shepherd

Outdoor Activities & Festivals An open air Farmer's and Artisan market on the lawn of Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church at 3809 Spring Ave, Decatur, AL. Featuring fresh produce and arts and crafts from around the valley. There will be weekly entertainment for the adults and activities to keep the kids busy while you shop. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 8, 2014, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Market at Good Shepherd 3809 Spring Ave SW Decatur, AL 35603.

Cheryl Llewellyn

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 8, 2014, 9:30 PM – Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 1:30 AM.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal Our theme for 2014 is “Once Upon A Time,” With our main exhibit this year based on fictional characters from a children’s book, we thought this theme would be a perfect close to what will be an amazing summer of fantasy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 9, 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, September 9, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery 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, September 9, 2014.

The Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17 – October 26, 2014 The Red Clay Survey is a major recurring regional compeition sponsored by the Huntsville Museum of Art. The exhibition “takes the pulse” of contemporary Southern art every two years through a selection of work in all styles and media determined by a juror with strong national credentials. Online entry begins Saturday, March 15, 2014. 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, September 9, 2014.

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, September 9, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

DCAA Seminar Series for Small Business

Educational & Lecture What is the DCAA Seminar Series for Small Business Contractors? A series of 4 modules have been developed by the Defense Contract Audit Agency and TechRich to educate small businesses on accounting requirements for contracts with the Department of Defense, thus improving their likelihood of success in government contracting. Learn about defense contract accounting from DCAA Financial Liaison Advisors and Supervisory Auditors themselves! Aug. 26 9:00am - 12:00pm Proposal Adequacy Sep. 2 9:00am - 12:00pm Provisional Billing Rate, Vouchers, Incurred Cost Submission Sep. 9 9:00am - 12:00pm Contract Briefs, Labor Evaluations, Monitoring Subcontracts Sep. 16 9:00am - 12:00pm Accounting System Who needs this program? New and growing businesses who want to successfully pursue contracting opportunities with the Department of Defense. Tickets available at http://wbcna.org/calendar/eventdetail/1551/-/dcaa-seminar-series-for-small-businesses. Day of ticket price is $30. Cost: $25. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Huntsville Hub 600 Blvd. South SW Huntsville, AL 35802.

USS LST 325: a World War II vessel

Educational & Lecture A 328 feet long piece of American history will be docked at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur, Alabama and will be available for public tours. The USS LST 325 is a World War II vessel that was part of the D-Day Invasion at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. This ship is one of the last of her kind and is the only working LST in the United States. The ship is now operated as a floating museum that sails to inland river cities each year as part of its mission statement to educate the public. By giving tours, the crew will educate everyone, young and old, as to the role these ships have played in our wars and honor those who built, sailed and served on these ships. Tours last approximately an hour. Group tour prices are also available and must be scheduled in advance through the Decatur Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information about the ship or to schedule group tours contact the Decatur Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 256-350-2028 or 800-524-6181. Venue/ Attraction: Ingalls Harbor. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-17 and free for children ages 5 and under. $20 family pass is also available for 2 adults and 2 minor children. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Black Wings Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight chronicles the story of African Americans who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation. Designed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the exhibit presents story of a powerful group of aviation proponents that emerged to challenge racial obstacles and create their own legacy in the world of flight. Some of the most important figures, both past and present, are chronicled in this exhibition. From Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space, Black Wings retells the stories of African Americans who dreamed of flight, left their mark and helped pave the way for those who would follow. This exhibit on display August 23, 2014 – November 2, 2014. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: General Museum Admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/travelingexhibitions. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 9, 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, September 9, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Free Health Screening

Healthy Huntsville Huntsville Hospital’s Mobile Medical Unit will be offering free health screenings to the public. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Butler Terrace 125 Earl Street Huntsville, AL 35805.

Free Health Screening

Healthy Huntsville Huntsville Hospital’s Mobile Medical Unit will be offering free health screenings to the public. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Southeast YMCA 1000 Weatherly Road Huntsville, AL 35803.

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, September 9, 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, September 9, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. First Baptist Church of Meridianville 175 Monroe Road Meridianville, AL 35759.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal Our theme for 2014 is “Once Upon A Time,” With our main exhibit this year based on fictional characters from a children’s book, we thought this theme would be a perfect close to what will be an amazing summer of fantasy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 10, 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, September 10, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery 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, September 10, 2014.

The Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17 – October 26, 2014 The Red Clay Survey is a major recurring regional compeition sponsored by the Huntsville Museum of Art. The exhibition “takes the pulse” of contemporary Southern art every two years through a selection of work in all styles and media determined by a juror with strong national credentials. Online entry begins Saturday, March 15, 2014. 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, September 10, 2014.

SBO Series Event 1: TechRich Summit

Educational & Lecture Who should attend this event? Small businesses, large businesses, government agency representatives, and small business resource providers. What is the purpose of this event? To educate small businesses in the art of dealing with large primes and prepare them for one-on-one meetings with potential customers. Attendees will have the opportunity to: - Learn exactly what large businesses are looking for in their supply chains - Learn how they prefer small businesses to present their ideas and capabilities - Learn about and meet with small business resources in the North Alabama region - Listen to GSA reps discuss GSA contracts coming out for small technology companies, as well as info about OASIS LB subcontracting opportunities - Network with each other, large businesses, government agency representatives, and free resource and support providers Agenda 08:00-08:30 Registration 08:30-10:15 Panel Discussion #1 and Q & A 10:15-10:45 Networking Break 10:45-11:30 Panel Discussion #2 and Q & A… Venue/ Attraction: Jackson Center. Cost: $65. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 8:00 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, September 10, 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, September 10, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Black Wings Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight chronicles the story of African Americans who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation. Designed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the exhibit presents story of a powerful group of aviation proponents that emerged to challenge racial obstacles and create their own legacy in the world of flight. Some of the most important figures, both past and present, are chronicled in this exhibition. From Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space, Black Wings retells the stories of African Americans who dreamed of flight, left their mark and helped pave the way for those who would follow. This exhibit on display August 23, 2014 – November 2, 2014. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: General Museum Admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/travelingexhibitions. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 10, 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. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Free Health Screening

Healthy Huntsville Huntsville Hospital’s Mobile Medical Unit will be offering free health screenings to the public. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. The CARE Center 5439 Main Drive New Hope, aL 35760.

Health Forum: Incontinence

Educational & Lecture Dr. Donald Aulds discusses Incontinence, especially in women.  What causes it?  How is it treated?  Can it be avoided? Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/events/2014-09/health-forum-incontinence-women. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

We Care Wednesdays

Fundraisers Come join us on Sept. 10th for an awesome time at Blue Pants Brewery! We'll have an all-electric BMW i3 on display, courtesy of Century BMW of Huntsville, and a CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT. $1 from each beer sold goes to support clean, sustainable energy right here in Alabama! Register your cornhole team for a $10 donation by visiting: http://alcse.org/events/care-wednesdays/. Cost: Food and Drink. Nightlife Venue: Blue Pants Brewery. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

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, September 10, 2014, 4:00 PM. Meadow Drive Baptist Church 100 Meadow Drive Huntsville, AL 35816.

September 2014 Business After Hours

Social Events & More Business After Hours, which is a signature event of the Chamber of Commerce, offers a networking opportunity for chamber members to come together in a relaxed social atmosphere and chat with old acquaintances as well as make new business contacts. The 2014 Business After Hours events will be held on a quarterly basis either at a Chamber member's location or the Chamber auditorium. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Woody Anderson Ford 2500 Jordan Lane 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, September 10, 2014, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Seducing Alice Duo

Music Nightlife Venue: Blue Pants Brewery. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Dave Anderson and Dr. Whateva

Music Dave Anderson and Dr. Whateva. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 8:00 PM – Thursday, September 11, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Wilco ­ I am trying to break your heart

Music Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 9:00 PM – Thursday, September 11, 2014, 12:00 AM.

James Irvin Solo

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 9:30 PM – Thursday, September 11, 2014, 1:30 AM.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal Our theme for 2014 is “Once Upon A Time,” With our main exhibit this year based on fictional characters from a children’s book, we thought this theme would be a perfect close to what will be an amazing summer of fantasy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 11, 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, September 11, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery 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, September 11, 2014.

The Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17 – October 26, 2014 The Red Clay Survey is a major recurring regional compeition sponsored by the Huntsville Museum of Art. The exhibition “takes the pulse” of contemporary Southern art every two years through a selection of work in all styles and media determined by a juror with strong national credentials. Online entry begins Saturday, March 15, 2014. 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, September 11, 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, September 11, 2014, 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Plaza Resource Center Tram Station at Huntsville Hospital 101 Governor’s Drive Huntsville, AL 35801.

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, September 11, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

2014 Master Artist Workshop – Lian Quan Zhen

Educational & Lecture East Meets West: Chinese & Watercolor Painting Registration extended until September 10th! September 11-13,  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and September 14, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Learn how to use Chinese brushes, ink and colors, as well as the theory of the Asian Art, and using the techniques to paint two styles of Chinese paintings (spontaneous style, half-detail-half-spontaneous style). Explore Zhen’s techniques “Color Pouring and Blending” , as well as learning basic techniques such as composition and coloring. There are 4-6 demos each day with student practices between that allow students to learn easier. There are critique sessions in which Zhen helps students by touching up their paintings. Skill Level: Open to all level students. Four – Day Workshop fee is $425 members/$450 non-members . You may opt to pay a $200 deposit, with the balance due 30 days prior to the start date of the workshop, or pay the entire fee at the time of registration . A confirmation letter and supply list will be s… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/museum-academy/master-artist-workshop/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Black Wings Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight chronicles the story of African Americans who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation. Designed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the exhibit presents story of a powerful group of aviation proponents that emerged to challenge racial obstacles and create their own legacy in the world of flight. Some of the most important figures, both past and present, are chronicled in this exhibition. From Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space, Black Wings retells the stories of African Americans who dreamed of flight, left their mark and helped pave the way for those who would follow. This exhibit on display August 23, 2014 – November 2, 2014. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: General Museum Admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/travelingexhibitions. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 11, 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, September 11, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Free Health Screening

Healthy Huntsville Huntsville Hospital’s Mobile Medical Unit will be offering free health screenings to the public. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Downtown Rescue Mission 1400 Evangel Drive Huntsville, AL 35816.

Kids' Kloset

Social Events & More We are a children's consignment sale in Huntsville, Alabama. We host a Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter sale, offering only the finest selection of "gently used" items. Whether you want to sell your child's high quality clothing and toys, or want to make a purchase for your child at great, can't-be-beat prices, Kids' Kloset has something for you! Fall 2014 Public Sale Dates: Thursday, September 11th: 10:00am - 8:00pm Friday, September 12th: 10:00am - 6:00pm (25% off) Saturday, September 13th: 9:00am - 4:00pm (50% off). Venue/ Attraction: Jaycee's Building. Event Web Link: http://www.mykidskloset.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 10:00 AM – 8:00 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, September 11, 2014, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Church of the Nativity 304 Eustis Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801.

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, September 11, 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, September 11, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Thursday Jam Session- Red Headed Stepchild

Music Red Headed Stepchild Westside Square 5-8pm. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Westside Square Downtown Huntsville Huntsville, AL 35801.

Madison Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

Social Events & More Do not need to be a member to come. Come socialize and network! Sponsored by Adams Homes Iredell Community 7400 South Catawba Circle  Madison, Alabama 35757 5p-7p Refreshments, door prizes. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: www.madisonalchamber.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Iredell Community 7400 South Catawba Circle Madison, Alabama 35757.

Fidos after 5

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Thursday August 7, 2014 - Thursday September 25, 2014: In the Garden On Thursdays in August and September the Garden is "going to the dogs." Back by popular demand, our four-legged friends will be welcome in the Garden each Thursday, 5 pm - dusk. Leash up Rover for a tail waggin' good time. The Garden stays open until 8 pm, so pack a snack and head to the Garden. Contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org with questions. General admission or Garden Membership is required for humans. Dog admission is $1.00 each; dogs must be on a leash. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=events&typeID=131. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 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. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Village of Providence 7 Town Center Dr NW Huntsville, AL 35806.

Landscape for Life: The Role of Water in a Sustainable Garden

Educational & Lecture Anderson Education Center Classroom Landscape For Life is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ program (SITES™), the nation’s first rating system for sustainable landscapes. SITES™ is an interdisciplinary effort led by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden in conjunction with a diverse group of stakeholder organizations. Landscape For Life shows you how to work with nature in your garden, no matter where you live, whether you garden on a city or suburban lot, a 20–acre farm, or the common area of your condominium. September 11: The Role of Water in a Sustainable Garden Other sessions in the series: September 4: The Role of Soil in a Sustainable Garden September 18: Successful Water Practices and the Role of Plants in a Sustainable Garden September 25: Successful Plant Practices and the Role of Plants in a Sustainable Garden October 2: Successful Mat… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=5&subID=23&type=classesAdult&viewMoreType=classesAdults&typeID=184. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

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

Educational & Lecture Money Smart for Small Business is a training program for small businesses developed jointly by FDIC and SBA. Delivered in ten 1-hour sessions, participants are introduced to a different topic in each session and provided an overview, basic concepts, and key points relative to that topic. 9/04/14 Organizational Types 9/11/14 Time Management 9/18/14 Financial Management 9/25/14 Record Keeping 10/02/14 Banking Services Available to Small Businesses 10/16/14 Credit Reporting 10/23/14 Risk Management 10/30/14 Insurance 11/06/14 Tax Planning and Reporting 11/13/14 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" Get tickets at http://wbcna.org/calendar/eventdetail/1556/-/money-smart-for-small-business-jane-k-lowe-financial-literacy-program-fall-2014. Register for all 10 in… Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Radisson (Madison) 8721 Madison Blvd. Madison, AL.

Advanced Melt and Pour Soap Class

Museums, Studios & Galleries $45 Admission, Located in Studio 266 of the Flying Monkey Arts. * PREREQUISITE: Our Beginners Melt & Pour Soap Class OR Equivalent Experience Required. In this fun-filled workshop, you will advance your soap making skills using melt and pour soap base to go beyond the one dimensional soap bar. What you will take from this class: You will learn and practice techniques such as layering, embedding, marbling, and adding various types of additives to your soap bar for exfoliants. The class uses a high quality natural soap base that is detergent-free and has no animal ingredients, so it’s safe for sensitive skin types. You will receive a helpful handout and make and take home four impressive full sized bars of soap, all packaged and ready to gift. There will be lots of hands-on technique to learn in this workshop, so wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Flannel Umbros

Music Nightlife Venue: Blue Pants Brewery. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM.

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

Educational & Lecture Huntsville Premier Please join us for an exclusive, one-night only screening of COWSPIRACY. This movie will ONLY be shown if a certain number of tickets are sold, so Please reserve your tickets ASAP. For more information go to www.facebook.com/events/ 1543186435902951/. Cost: 12.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Carmike Valley Bend 18 1485 Four Mile Post Road Southeast Huntsville, AL 35802.

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, September 11, 2014, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM.

OPUS 48: Music for Brass and Organ

Music The concert will feature FBC musicians and guests as they present Music for Brass and Organ. Opus 48 is based upon Philippians 4:8 "Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.". Venue/ Attraction: First Baptist Church Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Big Daddy Kingfish Bikers Night

Music Big Daddy Kingfish Bikers Night. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 8:00 PM – Friday, September 12, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Flaming Lips ­ Fearless Freaks

Music Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 9:00 PM – Friday, September 12, 2014, 12:00 AM.