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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, October 21, 2014.

Pop Up Parks

Social Events & More Move out the cars, bring in the humans. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.downtownhuntsville.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Downtown Huntsville, AL.

A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds

Museums, Studios & Galleries Sharlene and Phil Coker have been collecting chocolate molds since 1976. Today, the collection consists of more than 100 molds, including ones from the German manufacture Anton Reiche, the French manufacturer Le Tang, and Eppelsheimer of New York. The first chocolate molds appeared in France circa 1830, created to bring chocolate to the public in candy form. The exhibit A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds presents molds from the period of 1860-1950. The molds in the collection are useful as well as attractive and have been used to make chocolate candy, beeswax ornaments, barley water candy and chalk ware figurines. No holiday is complete in the Coker household without a special chocolate figure or an ornament made from one of their molds. Chocolate candy, made by Sharlene, was even used in a Science experiment for her grandson! Burritt is thrilled to once again exhibit these beloved antique molds. On display in the Burritt Mansion September 16, 2014 – March 1, 2015, this outstanding collection is… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/a-sweet-obsession-antique-chocolate-molds. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 4, 2014 – January 18, 2015 Aesthetic Engineering presents a dramatic series of large-scale mixed media works by internationally acclaimed glass artist Ginny Ruffner. The series is inspired by recent breakthroughs in genetics and bio-engineering, and the possibilities of future gene sharing between animal and plant kingdoms. Exuberant and wildly imaginative, the works combine bronze, stainless steel and blown glass into fantastic futuristic forms. Organized in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 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, October 21, 2014.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Museums, Studios & Galleries The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 21, 2014. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 601 Genome Way Huntsville, AL 35806.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015 South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass is an invitational group exhibition organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art to showcase the work of noted American glass artists living and working in our region. This exhibit will be presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by this internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Ché Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina. Included works range from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel. An opening gallery walk with selected artists is scheduled for Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Richard & Roper Room. Museum Hours: Sunday… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 21, 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 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 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, October 21, 2014.

Hands-On QuickBooks - Level 1

Educational & Lecture Why Hands-On Quickbooks? Qualified Instructors ~ Learn from local accountants who are QuickBooks specialists. Individual Computers ~ A hands-on training environment enhances retention of the materials and provides for more active participation. Instructors will guide you through the class and give detailed explanations, examples and direction while you work through the program. Small Class Size ~ Small classes ensure that each participant gets the one-on-one attention that will help you excel. Participation, questions, and discussion are encouraged. Which Level Is Right For You? Level 1: Tuesday, October, 21, 2014, 8:30am - 11:30am QB Product Overview, Navigating the Options, Entering Checks Received, Entering Invoices, Reconciling an Account, and Creating Basic Reports Meg Lawson, CPA For more information on the other levels, visit http://www.wbcna.org/calendar/eventdetail/1583/-/hands-on-quickbooks-level-1. You also purchase tickets there. Venue/ Attraction: Chamber of Commerce of HSV/ Madison County. Cost: $75. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 8:30 AM – 11:30 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. Tuesday, October 21, 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, October 21, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Naturally Crafty

Healthy Huntsville Join us for a short hike around Hays Nature Preserve in search of treasures for featured crafts. All items will be provided. Please meet at the Terrame Natural Playground for these sessions. Sessions begin at 10am and end at 11am. Crafty Sessions: September 23 Musical Instruments , October 21 Sun Catchers , November 18 Seasonal Wreaths , December 30 Icicle Birdfeeders , January 20 Centerpiece/Mobile , February 24 Birdfeeders , March 24 Painted Stone Garden Markers , April 21 Earth Day Art , May 19 Nature Cards In the event of inclement weather, sessions will be held in the Education Center. Reservations are required for crafting sessions to insure that we have enough supplies for those attending. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvilleal.gov/greenteam/news.php#hikehays. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Hays Nature Preserve. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Decatur Morgan Hospital Foundation Power of Pink Luncheon

Fundraisers The Power of Pink Luncheon is held each October and features delicious food, the latest fashions and camaraderie of women. This is a wonderful event to celebrate breast cancer awareness. Venue/ Attraction: Ingalls Harbor. Cost: $600 table for 10 guests, $300 half table for 5 guests. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Tuesdays @ 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 of these activities offer hands-on experience for you and your children. No reservations are required – just drop in and enjoy. (Burritt reserves the right to substitute another activity due to weather or staffing constraints). Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

One Huntsville

Educational & Lecture Come at 5:00 with a brown bag supper to network with a diverse group. Program starts at 5:45. As an event on the Interfaith Mission Service 2014 Hometown Pilgrimage, Blake and Carol Kirk will be presenting a program on the Wiccan religion. There has been controversy in Huntsville over religious diversity. This is an opportunity to expand your understanding of a very old spiritual tradition. Wicca is formally recognized as a religion by the US government. Venue/ Attraction: Madison Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance Annual Public Relations Night

Educational & Lecture You’re invited to celebrate the 2014 Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance Annual Public Relations Night! There will be dinner, music entertainment, networking and speaker Byron Butler-who will be discussing the 7 Ps for Success, for CPE Credit! Hope you will come out and join us at the Holiday Inn on University Drive by Madison Square Mall. Entertainment by Electric Violinist: Winslow Davis Time: Registration starts at 5:10, Dinner at 5:30. Please RSVP to Florence Royer: royerfe@juno.com or 256-830-0377. Cost: Members $20; Nonmembers $25; Students $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 5:10 PM – 7:10 PM. Holiday Inn Huntsville-Research Park 5903 University Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35806.

Marshall Child Development Center Benefit Night

Museums, Studios & Galleries Ages 16 and up. We love the idea of creating art and conversation while raising money for a good cause. We will donate a percentage of the night's proceeds to the Marshall Child Development Center. The more people that paint, the more we can donate. Venue/ Attraction: My Spirited Art. Cost: 35. Event Web Link: http://www.rezclick.com/myspiritedart/index.php?page=classes#2629. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. For more info visit www.myspiritedart.com.

Ghouls Night Out Diva Night

Social Events & More Join us for an exclusive ladies shopping night with special sales, door prizes, food, and refreshments. The first 100 ladies through the door will receive a special gift! There will be an opportunity to win several great door prizes! Each entry into our Diva Night raffle is $1 and entries are unlimited! All proceeds made through the Diva Night raffle will be donated to Kids to Love. http://www.kidstolove.org/. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7:00 PM. Fleet Feet Sports 2722 Carl T. Jones Suite 2B Huntsville, AL 35802.

Amy McCarley with Daphne Lee Martin at Tangled String Studio

Music Singer-songwriter AMY McCARLEY has firmly established herself as a rising star on the national roots music scene with the June release of her new album, Jet Engines. This Alabama native has an alt-country /roots /rockabilly sound that is infectious, especially when paired with her talent for writing evocative and heartbreaking lyrics. Join us at Lowe Mill's Tangled String Studio, for an intimate evening of music performed up close and personal with Amy McCarley and special guest Daphne Lee Martin. Show starts at 7:30 pm on October 21st! Tickets are $15. You can purchase tickets at Tangled String Studio, on our website at tangledstringstudio.com or on our Facebook page. This is a BYOB event. Good things come to those who wait – and alt-country fans have been rewarded for their patience. On June 10, singer-songwriter Amy McCarley released Jet Engines, the highly anticipated follow-up to her 2011 self-titled debut. Produced by Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives) and George Bradfute,… Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $15. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Dave Anderson

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, October 22, 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. Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

Pop Up Parks

Social Events & More Move out the cars, bring in the humans. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.downtownhuntsville.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Downtown Huntsville, AL.

A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds

Museums, Studios & Galleries Sharlene and Phil Coker have been collecting chocolate molds since 1976. Today, the collection consists of more than 100 molds, including ones from the German manufacture Anton Reiche, the French manufacturer Le Tang, and Eppelsheimer of New York. The first chocolate molds appeared in France circa 1830, created to bring chocolate to the public in candy form. The exhibit A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds presents molds from the period of 1860-1950. The molds in the collection are useful as well as attractive and have been used to make chocolate candy, beeswax ornaments, barley water candy and chalk ware figurines. No holiday is complete in the Coker household without a special chocolate figure or an ornament made from one of their molds. Chocolate candy, made by Sharlene, was even used in a Science experiment for her grandson! Burritt is thrilled to once again exhibit these beloved antique molds. On display in the Burritt Mansion September 16, 2014 – March 1, 2015, this outstanding collection is… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/a-sweet-obsession-antique-chocolate-molds. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 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, October 22, 2014.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Museums, Studios & Galleries The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 22, 2014. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 601 Genome Way Huntsville, AL 35806.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015 South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass is an invitational group exhibition organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art to showcase the work of noted American glass artists living and working in our region. This exhibit will be presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by this internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Ché Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina. Included works range from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel. An opening gallery walk with selected artists is scheduled for Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Richard & Roper Room. Museum Hours: Sunday… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 22, 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 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 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, October 22, 2014.

Strong Coffee, Strong Women

Educational & Lecture Fueled by caffeine & passionate entrepreneurs,this daybreak networking event is for women who are focused on achieving something every day. Strong Coffee, Strong Women is a monthly coffee house event where business leaders and entrepreneurs connect and grow. Brew new ideas for growing your business Sweeten your business network Connect with other inventive, inspired, resourceful and highly-productive business owners and experts. Learn from an “Espresso-monial.” A shot of inspiration from a local female business leader who shares her 10-minute story of how she launched her business, or how she overcame a challenge. This Month's Featured Espresso-monial October 22 – Sheila Cummings President & CEO, Cummings Aerospace Inc. Ms. Cummings is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cummings Aerospace, Inc. an Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, with corporate offices in Niceville and Orlando, Florida. Cummings Aerospace is a… Venue/ Attraction: Chamber of Commerce of HSV/ Madison County. Cost: $10, $15 at the door. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:30 AM – 8:30 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, October 22, 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, October 22, 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, October 22, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Madison Senior Center 1282 Hughes Road Madison, AL 35758.

Circles Luncheon

Fundraisers Keynote: Elizabeth Huntley, Attorney/Associate with Lightfoot, Franklin, White, LLC. Liz serves on several state and local boards, including the University of Auburn Board of Trustees. Circles Luncheon raises funding for future CWJC students. CWJC assists women in our community by offering general education, Bible study, mentoring and job training at 3 sites. Over 600 women have been served through CWJC programs. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center North Hall. Cost: $50 per ticket. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Mayor’s Walking Challenge

Healthy Huntsville The Healthy Huntsville team is pleased to announce the Mayor’s Walking Challenge for the month of October, and we need your help. Our goal is for each citizen to walk at least 25 miles during the month. To encourage participation, we are hosting a weekly 30-minute walk each Wednesday, from noon to 12:30 p.m. at various locations around the city. To support this effort, Healthy Huntsville is challenging your organization or company to hold your own 30 minute walks for employees in October. By making walking a fun and regular habit during the work week, we can help fight obesity and increase wellness for our community. Thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield, participants may visit the walkingworks.com website from Sept. 23 - Oct. 3 and register for the Healthy Huntsville Mayor’s Walking Challenge. From there, walkers can form teams, track their mileage, and be eligible for prizes if they complete or exceed the 25 mile challenge.HeathlyHuntsvilleLogo I am looking forward to launching the first walkabout at A… Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: http://ourvalleyevents.com/mayors-october-walking-challenge/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM. HudsonAlpha’s McMillian Park 601 Genome Way NW Huntsville, AL 35806.

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, October 22, 2014, 4:00 PM. Meadow Drive Baptist Church 100 Meadow Drive Huntsville, AL 35816.

Spooky Owls - Tween and Up

Museums, Studios & Galleries Ages 10 and up. This is a great class for tweens. We provide all painting supplies. You bring your favorite beverage and snack. We will do the rest! Venue/ Attraction: My Spirited Art. Cost: 35. Event Web Link: http://www.rezclick.com/myspiritedart/index.php?page=classes#2618. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. For more info visit www.myspiritedart.com.

Le Nozze di Figaro Encore presented by The MET in HD

Performing Arts & Film An encore performance of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro will be shown at Regal's Hollywood 18 cinemas on Wednesday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. in all time zones. Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, with Peter Mattei as the philandering Count they work for, Amanda Majeski as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy, Cherubino. Cost: $24 adult, $22 Senior. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:30 PM – 10:25 PM. Regal's Hollywood 18 3312 South Memorial Parkway Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying presented by UAH Theatre

Performing Arts & Film Power, sex, ambition, greed... it's just another day at the office. From the authors of Guys and Dolls comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musical comedies of all time. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. October 15 – 18 and 22 – 25 at 7:30pm and October 19 and 26 at 2:30. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Chan Auditorium. Cost: Reservations – 256-824-6871; General Admission - $18 / UAH Students - FREE / Other Students + Seniors - $8. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Dr. Whateva

Music Dr. Whateva. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 8:00 PM – Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Love Child

Music Nightlife Venue: LeeAnn's. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 9:00 PM – Thursday, October 23, 2014, 1:00 AM.

Matt Woods (Knoxville), Jailhouse Poets (Chicago), Zac Mayhall

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 9:30 PM – Thursday, October 23, 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, October 23, 2014.

Pop Up Parks

Social Events & More Move out the cars, bring in the humans. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.downtownhuntsville.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 23, 2014. Downtown Huntsville, AL.

A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds

Museums, Studios & Galleries Sharlene and Phil Coker have been collecting chocolate molds since 1976. Today, the collection consists of more than 100 molds, including ones from the German manufacture Anton Reiche, the French manufacturer Le Tang, and Eppelsheimer of New York. The first chocolate molds appeared in France circa 1830, created to bring chocolate to the public in candy form. The exhibit A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds presents molds from the period of 1860-1950. The molds in the collection are useful as well as attractive and have been used to make chocolate candy, beeswax ornaments, barley water candy and chalk ware figurines. No holiday is complete in the Coker household without a special chocolate figure or an ornament made from one of their molds. Chocolate candy, made by Sharlene, was even used in a Science experiment for her grandson! Burritt is thrilled to once again exhibit these beloved antique molds. On display in the Burritt Mansion September 16, 2014 – March 1, 2015, this outstanding collection is… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/a-sweet-obsession-antique-chocolate-molds. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 23, 2014.

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 4, 2014 – January 18, 2015 Aesthetic Engineering presents a dramatic series of large-scale mixed media works by internationally acclaimed glass artist Ginny Ruffner. The series is inspired by recent breakthroughs in genetics and bio-engineering, and the possibilities of future gene sharing between animal and plant kingdoms. Exuberant and wildly imaginative, the works combine bronze, stainless steel and blown glass into fantastic futuristic forms. Organized in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 23, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 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, October 23, 2014.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Museums, Studios & Galleries The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 23, 2014. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 601 Genome Way Huntsville, AL 35806.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015 South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass is an invitational group exhibition organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art to showcase the work of noted American glass artists living and working in our region. This exhibit will be presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by this internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Ché Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina. Included works range from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel. An opening gallery walk with selected artists is scheduled for Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Richard & Roper Room. Museum Hours: Sunday… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 23, 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 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 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, October 23, 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, October 23, 2014, 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Plaza Resource Center Tram Station at Huntsville Hospital 101 Governor’s Drive Huntsville, AL 35801.

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, October 23, 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, October 23, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Greene Street Market at Nativity

Health & Wellness May-October Thursdays, 4-8pm What You’ll Find: Fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Meet farmers with organically raised beef, pork, chicken and eggs; pick up freshly prepared meals, gourmet popsicles, traditionally made relishes, cheeses, preserves and breads. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 3:00 PM – 6:00 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, October 23, 2014, 3:00 PM – 6:00 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, October 23, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Fall Jam Sessions

Music Fall band Jam Sessions every Thursday in October on Westside Square in Downtown Huntsville. 10/2- 5 O'Clock Charlie 10/9- Unknown Lyric 10/16- Dave Anderson 10/23- .45 Surprise 10/30- Seducing Alice. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.downtownhuntsville.org/featured-events/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Westside Square Downtown Huntsville Huntsville, AL 35801.

Haunted Rickshaw Tour

Downtown Huntsville Rocket City Rickshaws Haunted Huntsville Tours, invites you, your family and friends to come and explore the mysteries of our southern heritage. Our pedicabs offer a unique look at Huntsville’s most interesting haunted locations. Beginning September 5th tours are operating Friday & Saturday nights 5:30pm – 10pm (our final tour starts at 9:30pm). October 2nd tours will operate Thursday – Saturday nights, ​and October 27 – 31, tours operate nightly. We depart from our kiosk located on the Northside of the Madison County Courthouse, across from Amendment 21 Bar on the corner of Randolph and Washington Streets. Cost of tour is $25 per person, which includes a picture of you and a Huntsville specter. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville, AL Northside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Art with a Twist

Social Events & More At The Ledges – Art with a Twist 32 Castle Down Drive, Huntsville, AL 35802 Museum and Ledges Members Fee: $35 Non-Members Fee: $45 This special session at The Ledges one must purchase their beverage of choice onsite only. Light refreshments will be included. Cost: Museum and Ledges Members Fee: $35 Non-Members Fee: $45. Venue/ Attraction: The Ledges. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/programs/art-with-a-twist/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

FastTrac® NewVenture - Fall 2014

Educational & Lecture FastTrac NewVenture is our flagship program----it is definitely one of the most beneficial programs we have to offer. It is a 10-week comprehensive entrepreneurial program that gives you the tools needed to start and operate a successful business. It’s easy to start a business---the hard part is staying in business and making money! October 2 Exploring Entrepreneurship October 16 Identifying/Meeting Market Needs October 23 Setting Financial Goals October 30 Planning the Product/Service November 6 Researching/Analyzing the Market November 13 Reaching the Market November 20 Building the Organization & Team December 4 Planning for a Profitable Business December 11 Cash Flow & Seeking Funds December 18 Implementing Next Steps Who Needs This Program? • Individuals who are thinking about starting a business. • Start-up entrepreneurs (1-2 years in business) • Established business owners who are thinking about a new service line, new products, or going into a new market. You are working ON your b… Cost: $300. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM. al.com Building 200 West Side Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Fall & Winter Gardening

Educational & Lecture Fall and Winter gardening class for beginners. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Deep Roots of Alabama Village Church 2103 Virginia Blvd NW, Huntsville, AL 35811 (256) 270-9112.

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, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Radisson (Madison) 8721 Madison Blvd. Madison, AL.

Multicultural Engagement Training

Educational & Lecture This training is an excellent, powerful tool for anyone who wants to engage with multicultural neighbors in a diverse community. Training utilizes presentation, workbook materials, and interactive situations to increase awareness of cultural similarities and strengthens social interactions. Objectives: • Identify Intercultural Conflict Style • Gain insight on the way in which you are similar or different in your conflict resolution approach compared to your cultural community or communities. • Resolve disagreements with people who approach conflict differently from you • Manage the stress and anxiety present in the conflict situations • More accurately interpret the statements and actions of the other party • More effectively communicate your goals and interest to others • Mediate disputes Training will be presented by Delois Smith, Vice President of UAH Office of Diversity. In the UAHuntsville Shelby Center. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Pompeii from the British Museum, An Exclusive Private View of a Major Exhibition

Performing Arts & Film Fathom Events, The British Museum and More2Screen are thrilled to bring back Pompeii from the British Museum - an exclusive private view of the major exhibition Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. This extraordinary one-night event will take place on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Regal's Hollywood 18 Cinemas. The exhibition, first shown in cinemas last year, explores the homes and lives of the inhabitants of the thriving industrial hub of Pompeii and the small seaside town of Herculaneum nearly 2,000 year ago when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Introduced by British Museum Director Neil McGregor, cinema audiences will be treated to an exclusive, family-friendly view of the exhibition with insights from renowned experts who help bring these fascinating objects to life. With accompanying music, poetry and readings from eyewitness accounts, you will go behind the scenes of the exhibition to discover the stories of these famous Roman cities. Don’t miss the chance to travel back in history and ex… Cost: $12.50. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Regal's Hollywood 18 3312 South Memorial Parkway Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

Early Days of Wernher von Braun, Marshall Space Flight Center’s First Director

Educational & Lecture Dr. von Braun’s bio is long and distinguished. Perhaps it can best be summarized using a couple of anecdotes. First: After the first successful launch of a V-2 rocket toward London in September, 1944, a friend of von Braun’s was surprised by his lack of reaction to the news. The friend asked, “Have you no comment about your rocket?” Von Braun replied, “Yes, it behaved perfectly, but landed on the wrong planet.” The second: When signing the letter accepting the application of a promising young engineer to work at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, he added a personal note to the applicant, “We’re going to the Moon. Come join us!” Mike Wright is a native of Tennessee, though he spent much of his childhood in Northwest Indiana. He graduated from Martin High School in 1967 and served in the military from 1968-1972. In 1975 he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Tennessee Tech, and in 1981 he received a masters in history from that institution. He worked as a newspaper reporter for several years and… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying presented by UAH Theatre

Performing Arts & Film Power, sex, ambition, greed... it's just another day at the office. From the authors of Guys and Dolls comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musical comedies of all time. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. October 15 – 18 and 22 – 25 at 7:30pm and October 19 and 26 at 2:30. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Chan Auditorium. Cost: Reservations – 256-824-6871; General Admission - $18 / UAH Students - FREE / Other Students + Seniors - $8. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

The Haunted Lowry House Flickfest

Seasonal Join us for a month of killer movies on our backyard big screen! BYOB Thursday, October 9- “Nosferatu” with special effects by Wayne Miller’s talented troupe of actors Thursday, October 16- SPECIAL film showing to KICK OFF “Nights of the Living Dead Re-enactment," the one and only 1968 classic, “Night of the Living Dead” Thursday, October 23- “The Ring” Our Horror Flickfest culminates on Thursday, October 30 with the original masterpiece, “Halloween.” Tickets at door or http://www.historiclowryhouse.com/events.html. Venue/ Attraction: The Historic Lowry House. Cost: $2.50. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Thursday Night Swing

Museums, Studios & Galleries Beginner Swing Lesson & Dance for only $5! Located in the Flying Monkey Theatre on the second floor of The Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment. 7:30-8:30 PM: Lesson, 8:30-10:00 PM: Open Dancing. NO PARTNER REQUIRED! EVER! Thursday night swing, meets every Thursday evening at The Lowe Mill in the Flying Monkey Theatre.  Each week, we teach 2-3 month-long courses for beginner and intermediate dancers in a fun and relaxed environment.  Classes cover a wide variety of swing dancing including: Charleston, Lindy Hop (The Original “Swing Dance”), Solo Jazz, Balboa and even Blues.  All ages are welcome and no partner is ever required! After lessons are over we open up the floor and host some of the best swing DJ’s in town who spin music for hours of open social dancing and practice time. More info at www.swinghuntsville.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Nightlife Venue: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Relayer

Music Relayer. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00 PM – Friday, October 24, 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, October 24, 2014.

Pop Up Parks

Social Events & More Move out the cars, bring in the humans. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.downtownhuntsville.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014. Downtown Huntsville, AL.

A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds

Museums, Studios & Galleries Sharlene and Phil Coker have been collecting chocolate molds since 1976. Today, the collection consists of more than 100 molds, including ones from the German manufacture Anton Reiche, the French manufacturer Le Tang, and Eppelsheimer of New York. The first chocolate molds appeared in France circa 1830, created to bring chocolate to the public in candy form. The exhibit A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds presents molds from the period of 1860-1950. The molds in the collection are useful as well as attractive and have been used to make chocolate candy, beeswax ornaments, barley water candy and chalk ware figurines. No holiday is complete in the Coker household without a special chocolate figure or an ornament made from one of their molds. Chocolate candy, made by Sharlene, was even used in a Science experiment for her grandson! Burritt is thrilled to once again exhibit these beloved antique molds. On display in the Burritt Mansion September 16, 2014 – March 1, 2015, this outstanding collection is… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/a-sweet-obsession-antique-chocolate-molds. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014.

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 4, 2014 – January 18, 2015 Aesthetic Engineering presents a dramatic series of large-scale mixed media works by internationally acclaimed glass artist Ginny Ruffner. The series is inspired by recent breakthroughs in genetics and bio-engineering, and the possibilities of future gene sharing between animal and plant kingdoms. Exuberant and wildly imaginative, the works combine bronze, stainless steel and blown glass into fantastic futuristic forms. Organized in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 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, October 24, 2014.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Museums, Studios & Galleries The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 601 Genome Way Huntsville, AL 35806.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015 South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass is an invitational group exhibition organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art to showcase the work of noted American glass artists living and working in our region. This exhibit will be presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by this internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Ché Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina. Included works range from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel. An opening gallery walk with selected artists is scheduled for Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Richard & Roper Room. Museum Hours: Sunday… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 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 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 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, October 24, 2014.

Delta Zeta Marketplace

Fundraisers Join us for the Delta Zeta Marketplace 2014! We are a large shopping expo featuring over 80 vendors with unique merchandise. Treat yourself to a relaxing shopping experience while finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list! All proceeds support Huntsville Hospital’s Pediatric Audiology Program, Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind (AIDB), & other local charities. Friday, October 24th through Sunday, October 26th Friday:         9:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday:     9:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday:       12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center East Hall. Cost: $2. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 9:00 AM – 6:00 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, October 24, 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. Friday, October 24, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Dance Workshop

Downtown Huntsville Valley Dance Theatre and EarlyWorks Family of Museums will be hosting dance workshops from children from 2 years old to 5th grade.  Different age groups will have different workshop times.  Spaces are limited so call 256-564-8122 to reserve your space.  Play clothes are recommended and adults are asked to stay with the 2-4 year old age group.  Free with regular admission, reservations required (256-564-8122). 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM – 2nd grade to 5th grade workshop 1:20 PM to 2:05 PM – Kindergarten and 1st grade workshop 2:10 PM to 2:55 PM – Ages 2-4 with parent participation workshop 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM – Kindergarten and 1st grade workshop 3:50 PM to 4:35 PM – 2nd grade to 5th grade workshop For additional information or reservations, call 256-564-8122. Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/october/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Rocket City NerdCon

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Crazy about comics? Gaga about gaming? Feverish about a fandom? Whatever gets your geek on – anything from “Doctor Who” to “My Little Pony” – celebrate it with us at the inaugural Rocket City NerdCon. We’ll have cosplay contests for adults, teens, and kids. You can play classic arcade games such as pinball, Donkey Kong and Ms. Pacman, as well as tabletop games and “Star Trek Jeopardy.” Vendors will sell comics, costumes, decorations, jewelry, and other cool stuff. You can dine on food-truck fare both days, and hear local band Foot Pound Force on Friday night. We’ll also have panel discussions and other informational sessions. After Saturday’s events at the library, adults can enjoy a NerdCon wrap-up party at Yellowhammer Brewery. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the event. One ticket is good for both days. Kids age 10 and younger are admitted free. You can buy tickets at any library branch or online at http://store.hmcpl.org/tickets/nerdcon. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at door. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/nerdcon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Family Camp Out in the Garden

Kids Dogwood Grove We're excited about hosting another family camp out in the Garden! We’ll check you in at the  solar panels in front of the Visitor Center. From there you will drive to the back of the Garden to park and unload your gear.  If you are new to our camping experience we have maps and directions to give you at check-in. If not, well then, welcome back! Schedule Friday     5:00-6:00 pm: Set-up (bring your own tent and bedding)     6:00-7:00 pm: Dinner provided by Huntsville Botanical Garden***     7:30-9:30 pm: Flashlight night hike led by Garden staff, telescope viewing with Von Braun Astronomical Society, roast marshmallows for S’mores (bring your own flashlight!)     10:00 pm        Bedtime! Schedule Saturday:     7:00-8:00 am          Take Down Camp & Breakfast***     8:00-10:00 am        Explore the Garden     10:00 am-2:00 pm  BOOtanica ***menus Dinner: hot dogs, buns, carrots & dip, chips, potato salad, tea, juice boxes and water Snack: graham crackers, chocolate bars, ma… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=10&start_day=20&start_year=2014&end_month=11&end_day=20&end_year=2014&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=208. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 5:00 PM – Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:00 AM.

Haunted Rickshaw Tour

Downtown Huntsville Rocket City Rickshaws Haunted Huntsville Tours, invites you, your family and friends to come and explore the mysteries of our southern heritage. Our pedicabs offer a unique look at Huntsville’s most interesting haunted locations. Beginning September 5th tours are operating Friday & Saturday nights 5:30pm – 10pm (our final tour starts at 9:30pm). October 2nd tours will operate Thursday – Saturday nights, ​and October 27 – 31, tours operate nightly. We depart from our kiosk located on the Northside of the Madison County Courthouse, across from Amendment 21 Bar on the corner of Randolph and Washington Streets. Cost of tour is $25 per person, which includes a picture of you and a Huntsville specter. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville, AL Northside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Concert on the Dock: Megan Jean and the KFB

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. Megan Jean and the KFB have taken to describing themselves as  “a metal band, if it was 1927.” Imagine punk meets its Americana/folk counterpart and their goal is to make you dance. Megan Jean’s voice, washboard, and rhythms are captivating, and Byrne Klay keeps your toes tapping with his banjo and upright bass. This nomadic band considers the road their home and they truly live to perform, so you can expect nothing short of a spectacular show. 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, October 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Spooktacular Science Halloween Party

Seasonal Join Sci-Quest for some Halloween fun this spooky season as we liven up the night with our costume carnival. The kids aren’t the only ones dressing up! Meet local artists and costumers who have just as much fun with fashion. Also, step right up and get your tickets to enjoy a variety of carnival games, try your luck in our costume contest, and participate in our giant mummy makeover! Advance tickets on sale now. Venue/ Attraction: Sci-Quest, Hands-On Science Center. Cost: In Advance: $6 members/$11 non-members At the Door: $7 members/$13 non-members. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://sci-quest.org/plan-your-visit/spooktacular-science-family-halloween-party. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Huntsville Ghost Walk

Social Events & More Every tour night we offer three completely different walking tours: Old Town Historic District Twickenham Historic District Haunted Downtown They begin 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… Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Harrison Brothers Hardware Store 124 Southside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Madison Ghost Walk

Social Events & More A shopkeeper falls to the floor after being struck with an ax. He quickly stands up, but looks down to see his body still on the floor. Ghosts of Confederate soldiers run with their rifles, stopping occasionally to take aim and fire at phantom Union soldiers. The residue from yet a different era reveals the arrival of a special guest at the railroad station. Hear these stories, and many more, at the Madison Ghost Walk! Tours begin promptly at 6 p.m. every Friday in October at Bandito Burrito. The ghosts from Madison’s past want their stories told! Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for kids 12 and under. Bring your dog on a leash and buy your tickets 30 minutes before tour time. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Bandito Burrito 208 Main Street Madison, AL 35758.

Restoring Your Marriage

Educational & Lecture Don't let anyone make you feel ashamed for wanting to save your marriage! Whether it has deteriorated over time, or if your union is recovering from an infidelity, join us at 6:00pm on October 24th to hear relationship expert Alicia Blue Lomack as she presents on this topic! Your marriage CAN be saved! Hosted by: Best Life Counseling. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: FREE. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Best Life Offices 810 Regal Drive Huntsville, AL 35801.

Golden Trees - Date Night

Museums, Studios & Galleries Price is per couple. These paintings are meant to go together, but can be hung seperately. We ask that everyone be 16 years or older. We provide all painting supplies. You bring your favorite beverage and snack. We will do the rest! Venue/ Attraction: My Spirited Art. Cost: 60. Event Web Link: http://www.rezclick.com/myspiritedart/index.php?page=classes#2616. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. For more info visit www.myspiritedart.com.

The Rocky Horror Show presented by Renaissance Theatre

Performing Arts & Film Renaissance Theatre invites you to give yourself over to absolute pleasure in its steaming hot new production of "The Rocky Horror Show,". Most are probably more familiar with the 1975 film adaptation, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" — it's synonymous with midnight showings around Halloween and has a cult following — than the original London stage version. Yet both are very much the same. Todd Hess's naughty direction intends to bring the production back to its London roots with movie-version twists. Sure, the production's sexy and lewd, but it's still less provocative than one expects. All the licentious ingredients are there: tight corsets, fishnet hosiery, bare flesh, leather undergarments, sexual innuendos and seduction. This "Rocky Horror" is on the propulsive verge of having its own Huntsville cult following. Shows start October 24 on Renaissance Theatre’s Mainstage and run through November 2. There will be several midnight showings as well. Tickets are $25 for evening performances and $30 for… Venue/ Attraction: Renaissance Theatre. Cost: $25 and $30. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.renaissancetheatre.net/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Dr. Osborn's Magical Laboratory Magic Show

Kids The Tennessee Valley's No.1 Magical Mad Scientist is back with his funny and weird magic for all the family to enjoy. Great event for a birthday outing or Halloween event. Kids and adults can wear their costumes if they wish. Oct.24 @ 7 pm Oct.25 @ 2 pm and 7 pm Oct.26 @ 2 pm. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Fantasy Arts Center 3312 Long Ave Huntsville, AL 35805.

Howl-O-Scream

Seasonal It's baaaaaaaaaack! The AIDS Action Coalition presents the third annual Howl-O-Scream on October 24, 2014. This year Howl-O-Scream will consist of a trolley tour of five participating downtown businesses – Furniture Factory, Amendment XII, Lee Ann’s, Voodoo Lounge and Partner’s Bar and Grill. There are three themed tour groups to choose from beginning at 7:00 p.m. and continuing every half hour. The starting location is Furniture Factory and check in begins 15 minutes prior to the designated tour time. Tickets for this event are $20.00 per person and can be purchased at www.aidsactioncoalition.org/howl or by calling (256) 536-4700x142. With complimentary specialty drinks and time to enjoy the ambiance of each of the host locations before boarding the “haunted” trolley for the ride to the next stop on the tour, this second annual trolley pub crawl will give participants a taste of what downtown Huntsville’s entertainment district has to offer. At the end of the crawl, guests will have their choice of… Event Web Link: http://www.aidsactioncoalition.org/howl/. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Magic Show with Magician Darrell Osborn

Seasonal Wear Halloween costumes if you wish! Tickets are $7 and available through the Fantasy Office. October 24-26, 2014 Friday 7 pm Saturday 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Fantasy Arts Center 3312 Long Ave SW Huntsville, AL 35805.

The Addams Family presented by IMP

Seasonal Independent Musical Productions presents The Addams Family, a new musical comedy. The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. October 24- Nov 1. Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

The Haunt at 3 Caves

Seasonal The Haunt at Three Caves is coming back this fall to Huntsville, Alabama! Mark your calendars for October 24th! Tickets will go on sale October 1st! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Historic Three Caves 905 Kennamer Dr SE Huntsville, AL 35801.

Ballroom Dance Social

Social Events & More Dance Rocket City hosts its weekly ballroom dance social. Group class starts at 7 p.m. social starts at 8 p.m. No partner necessary. Cost: $5/students, $10/Adults. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Dance Rocket City 2614 Artie St Huntsville, AL 35805.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying presented by UAH Theatre

Performing Arts & Film Power, sex, ambition, greed... it's just another day at the office. From the authors of Guys and Dolls comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musical comedies of all time. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. October 15 – 18 and 22 – 25 at 7:30pm and October 19 and 26 at 2:30. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Chan Auditorium. Cost: Reservations – 256-824-6871; General Admission - $18 / UAH Students - FREE / Other Students + Seniors - $8. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Huntsville Ballet presents Firebird

Performing Arts & Film Firebird centers on the thrilling journey of Prince Ivan, and the evil Kashchei the Immortal. While wandering in the gardens, Prince Ivan sees and chases the illusive Firebird. The Firebird, once caught, begs for its life and ultimately agrees to assist Ivan in exchange for eventual freedom. This exciting and visually rich production is a treat for the whole family this Halloween weekend. Friday, Oct. 24, 7:30 pm Saturday, Oct. 25, 2:00 pm, 7:30pm Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:30 pm. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Berlioz and the Ladies presented by Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

Music The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra announces its 2014-2015 season, Connections. Season subscriptions will be available for purchase on July 1, 2014 and single tickets will be available for purchase on August 15, 2014. Gregory Vajda, conductor Hector Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict: Overture Gabriela Lena Frank: Escaramuza Lili Boulanger: D’un matin de printemps (1918) Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, op. 14 For more than 50 years, the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Guild has worked to support the HSO in all of its endeavors. Tonight, selections from French composers complement the piece by Gabriela Lena Frank that was commissioned by the Guild for their 50th Anniversary in 2010, and we celebrate their contributions to the HSO. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Event Web Link: http://www.hso.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Nights of the Living Dead Re-enactment

Seasonal You've seen the classic movie, the one that started 'em all, George Romero's masterpiece of zombie carnage. Now YOU can be a part of the story. one of those desperate survivors, holed up in that old farmhouse (actually The Historic Lowry House), trying to keep the legions of walking dead from getting inside--and getting their slimy hands on YOU! Do you find it interesting that The Historic Lowry House is similar to that real farmhouse??? Periods of tense silence followed by unerving surprises await...Will you also be paid a visit by our resident ghost, Anne? and most importantly, whether or not you REMAIN a survivor is anything but certain... Venue/ Attraction: The Historic Lowry House. Cost: $15.00 advance; $20 at door. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

The Dozens; Scott Morgan

Music The Dozens on patio Scott Morgan. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:00 PM – Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Pizza Party Massacre

Social Events & More Lowe Mill’s official Halloween party, The Pizza Party Massacre reheats this year bigger and better! There will be 5 nights of performances from your favorite Human-A-Matronic rock band  the Rock-O-Dream Supreme with The Pizza Party Massacre part 1 and part 2: ‘The Revenge of the Saucitron. This is a “Showbiz Pizza/Chuck E. Cheese” style family fun night out gone wrong. Multiple shows per night, more info to be announced soon. Come for the fun, and stay forever, and don’t forget to Eat The Pizza! Shows will take place October 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, and 31st. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:00 PM – Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Jed Eye

Music Nightlife Venue: Diamonds. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1:00 AM.

Real Deal

Music Nightlife Venue: LeeAnn's. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1:00 AM.

Stone Senate

Music Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 AM.

.45 Surprise

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 24, 2014, 9:30 PM – Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1:30 AM.

Auburn vs South Carolina

Sports Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 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, October 25, 2014.

Pop Up Parks

Social Events & More Move out the cars, bring in the humans. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.downtownhuntsville.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014. Downtown Huntsville, AL.

Extra Life

Fundraisers Play games, heal kids. It's that easy. We're raising money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to pay for treatment for sick children - and literally save lives. Come on in and play games with us. Join our official team and get sponsors or just make a minimum $5 donation and play for us for as long or as little as you like. All games and all gamers are welcome! Cost: Donations - requestion $5 minimum. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014 – Sunday, October 26, 2014. Madison Martial Arts Academy 11156 County Line Rd Suite F Madison, AL 35756.

A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds

Museums, Studios & Galleries Sharlene and Phil Coker have been collecting chocolate molds since 1976. Today, the collection consists of more than 100 molds, including ones from the German manufacture Anton Reiche, the French manufacturer Le Tang, and Eppelsheimer of New York. The first chocolate molds appeared in France circa 1830, created to bring chocolate to the public in candy form. The exhibit A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds presents molds from the period of 1860-1950. The molds in the collection are useful as well as attractive and have been used to make chocolate candy, beeswax ornaments, barley water candy and chalk ware figurines. No holiday is complete in the Coker household without a special chocolate figure or an ornament made from one of their molds. Chocolate candy, made by Sharlene, was even used in a Science experiment for her grandson! Burritt is thrilled to once again exhibit these beloved antique molds. On display in the Burritt Mansion September 16, 2014 – March 1, 2015, this outstanding collection is… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/a-sweet-obsession-antique-chocolate-molds. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014.

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 4, 2014 – January 18, 2015 Aesthetic Engineering presents a dramatic series of large-scale mixed media works by internationally acclaimed glass artist Ginny Ruffner. The series is inspired by recent breakthroughs in genetics and bio-engineering, and the possibilities of future gene sharing between animal and plant kingdoms. Exuberant and wildly imaginative, the works combine bronze, stainless steel and blown glass into fantastic futuristic forms. Organized in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 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, October 25, 2014.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Museums, Studios & Galleries The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 601 Genome Way Huntsville, AL 35806.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015 South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass is an invitational group exhibition organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art to showcase the work of noted American glass artists living and working in our region. This exhibit will be presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by this internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Ché Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina. Included works range from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel. An opening gallery walk with selected artists is scheduled for Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Richard & Roper Room. Museum Hours: Sunday… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 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 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 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, October 25, 2014.

Spooktacular 5K and Monster Mile

Health & Wellness Huntsville's Fleet Feet Sports invites you to join runners, walkers, ghosts, and goblins of all ages at the Spooktacular 5K Run and Monster Mile on October 25, 2014. Get crafty and creative and participate in the costume contest or, better yet, compete in costume! Paper registration forms will not be available until the day of Packet Pickup (Oct 24) to promote our environmentally-friendly event. Thanks so much for your understanding. The 5K will begin promptly at 8am with the 1 mile at 9:00am. Awards, for both races and all costumes, will follow the 1 Mile (around 9:30am). Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center. Cost: $25. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Madison City Farmers Market

Health & Wellness 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. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Trinity Baptist Church 1088 Hughes Road, Madison, AL 35758.

Yoga by the River at Hays Nature Preserve

Health & Wellness Enjoy free yoga sessions surrounded by nature at Hays Nature Preserve. Call 53-CLEAN for more information. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvilleal.gov/greenteam/Oct2013YogabytheRiverFlier.pdf. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Hays Nature Preserve. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Huntsville Model Boat Club Practice Day

Sports This is a practice seesion for the Huntsville Model Boat Club (HMBA). Spectators are welcome to come out and watch for FREE. Participants are members of both the HMBA and the International Model Power Boat Association (IMPBA). Please check the weather first since we do not run during thunder storms. Call Bill Zuber for more information 256-361-3325. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free to spectators. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Brahan Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Delta Zeta Marketplace

Fundraisers Join us for the Delta Zeta Marketplace 2014! We are a large shopping expo featuring over 80 vendors with unique merchandise. Treat yourself to a relaxing shopping experience while finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list! All proceeds support Huntsville Hospital’s Pediatric Audiology Program, Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind (AIDB), & other local charities. Friday, October 24th through Sunday, October 26th Friday:         9:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday:     9:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday:       12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center East Hall. Cost: $2. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Run for Roses 5k

Fundraisers The Delta Tau chapter of AOII will be hosting our first annual Run for Roses, a philanthropy that raises money and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation! Registration is $25, and you can sign up through this link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/delta-taus-run-for-roses-registration-12574477601. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Rocket City NerdCon

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Crazy about comics? Gaga about gaming? Feverish about a fandom? Whatever gets your geek on – anything from “Doctor Who” to “My Little Pony” – celebrate it with us at the inaugural Rocket City NerdCon. We’ll have cosplay contests for adults, teens, and kids. You can play classic arcade games such as pinball, Donkey Kong and Ms. Pacman, as well as tabletop games and “Star Trek Jeopardy.” Vendors will sell comics, costumes, decorations, jewelry, and other cool stuff. You can dine on food-truck fare both days, and hear local band Foot Pound Force on Friday night. We’ll also have panel discussions and other informational sessions. After Saturday’s events at the library, adults can enjoy a NerdCon wrap-up party at Yellowhammer Brewery. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the event. One ticket is good for both days. Kids age 10 and younger are admitted free. You can buy tickets at any library branch or online at http://store.hmcpl.org/tickets/nerdcon. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at door. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/2014/09/geek-out-rocket-city-nerdcon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 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, October 25, 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, October 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Fall Hikes Series: Trail of Tears History Walk

Health & Wellness Whether new to hiking or a seasoned pro, 45+ miles of Land Trust Trails offer natural beauty and exercise for the entire family. *Sturdy shoes and layered clothing recommended. *Bring water, trail snacks, charged phone, and camera. *Please – all dogs must be on leads. IN CASE OF RAIN, HIKES will be CANCELLED.    Check our website or on Facebook for cancellation notices. www.LandTrustNAL.org         Facebook: Land Trust of North Alabama      256.534.LAND (5263) Guided hikes are offered as a FREE community service. (2-3 hours / Moderate to difficult) Alabama Trail of Tears Association member John Stanton leads you along an actual TOT route. The Land Trust’s Blevins Gap Nature Preserve protects a portion of the Benge Route – a Trail of Tears contingent that began in Fort Payne, traveled to Guntersville, came over Blevins Gap and down Four Mile Post, past Big Spring then on to Tennessee and beyond. Directions:  From Memorial Parkway go east on Airport Rd.; cross over Whitesburg and continue into… Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: http://landtrustnal.org/guided-fall-hikes-discover-nature-land-trust/. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Blevins Gap Nature Preserve. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Bootanica

Seasonal Put on your costumes and come on out to the Garden for a happening Halloween party. This family-friendly day will be spook-tacularly fun! We’ll have games and activities along with a Parade of Costumes at 11 am. There will be hay rides, hula hoop contests, pumpkin painting for the kids, and Steve the DJ. All activities are included with admission or membership to the Garden. No pre-registration is required Supplies are limited. For more information call Tamara Huron at 256 830-4447 ext. 241 or thuron@hsvbg.org. Children's Garden This fun-filled spook-tacular day is appropriate for all ages. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&type=events&viewMoreType=events&typeID=206. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Fall Color Special Ride

Seasonal This is the time of year when the leaves put on their show for us, and there's nothing like a scenic train trip through the colorful foliage on the Mercury & Chase Railroad Sat. Oct. 25 10:00 A.M. 1:00 P.M. Sat. Nov. 1 10:00 A.M. 1:00 P.M. Venue/ Attraction: North Alabama Railroad Museum. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

International Heritage Festival 2014

Educational & Lecture The INTERNATIONAL HERITAGE FESTIVAL will include cultures from many different countries, Native Americans and early settlers. This is an opportunity for you to experience diverse cultures through music, dance, food, crafts, and history. This day will include ethnic dancers, musicians, and crafts, artifacts and displays from different countries. International foods will be sold for lunch from 12:00-2:00. These are just a few of the things you will experience when you visit us at Burritt. This exciting day of family fun will be from 10:00-4:00 with presenters in the Historic Park cabins, mansion, church and gazebo. You won't want to miss this wonderful experience! Watch our website for more details such as a schedule of performance times. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/international-heritage-festival-2014. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Art in the Park*ing Lot

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us at The Little Green Store Saturday, October 25 for Art in the Park*ing Lot! There will be over 25 local artist selling art, pottery, glass, jewelry and much more! Also, enjoy delicious Cajun cooking from Chris & Monte's food truck. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The Little Green Store 820 Monte Sano Boulevard 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. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Downtown Huntsville Food Tour

Outdoor Activities & Festivals This 3 hour guided walking tour winds through Huntsville, Alabama’s historic downtown streets and parks, visiting six unique food tasting locations. You will get an inside look at the restaurants, specialty shops, and “mom and pop” establishments that make downtown a truly special place to visit. Come explore the history and culture of downtown, and taste the highlights of the Rocket City. Cost: $49. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvillefoodtours.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 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, October 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Fall Color Special Ride

Seasonal This is the time of year when the leaves put on their show for us, and there's nothing like a scenic train trip through the colorful foliage on the Mercury & Chase Railroad Sat. Oct. 25 10:00 A.M. 1:00 P.M. Sat. Nov. 1 10:00 A.M. 1:00 P.M. Venue/ Attraction: North Alabama Railroad Museum. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Huntsville Ballet presents Firebird

Performing Arts & Film Firebird centers on the thrilling journey of Prince Ivan, and the evil Kashchei the Immortal. While wandering in the gardens, Prince Ivan sees and chases the illusive Firebird. The Firebird, once caught, begs for its life and ultimately agrees to assist Ivan in exchange for eventual freedom. This exciting and visually rich production is a treat for the whole family this Halloween weekend. Friday, Oct. 24, 7:30 pm Saturday, Oct. 25, 2:00 pm, 7:30pm Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:30 pm. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Dr. Osborn's Magical Laboratory Magic Show

Kids The Tennessee Valley's No.1 Magical Mad Scientist is back with his funny and weird magic for all the family to enjoy. Great event for a birthday outing or Halloween event. Kids and adults can wear their costumes if they wish. Oct.24 @ 7 pm Oct.25 @ 2 pm and 7 pm Oct.26 @ 2 pm. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Fantasy Arts Center 3312 Long Ave Huntsville, AL 35805.

Magic Show with Magician Darrell Osborn

Seasonal Wear Halloween costumes if you wish! Tickets are $7 and available through the Fantasy Office. October 24-26, 2014 Friday 7 pm Saturday 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Fantasy Arts Center 3312 Long Ave SW Huntsville, AL 35805.

Spooktacular Science Halloween Party

Seasonal Spooky sounds abound! Sci-Quest has teamed up with the Huntsville Concert Band to hold a Hauntcert! Come early for a chance to make your own musical instrument and you can join the band in making some marvelous melodies. The Hauntcert starts at 3 p.m. but feel free to stay afterwards as the carnival kicks back into gear with games and contests available to all! Advance tickets on sale now. Venue/ Attraction: Sci-Quest, Hands-On Science Center. Cost: In Advance: $6 members/$11 non-members At the Door: $7 members/$13 non-members. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://sci-quest.org/plan-your-visit/spooktacular-science-family-halloween-party. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Haunted Rickshaw Tour

Downtown Huntsville Rocket City Rickshaws Haunted Huntsville Tours, invites you, your family and friends to come and explore the mysteries of our southern heritage. Our pedicabs offer a unique look at Huntsville’s most interesting haunted locations. Beginning September 5th tours are operating Friday & Saturday nights 5:30pm – 10pm (our final tour starts at 9:30pm). October 2nd tours will operate Thursday – Saturday nights, ​and October 27 – 31, tours operate nightly. We depart from our kiosk located on the Northside of the Madison County Courthouse, across from Amendment 21 Bar on the corner of Randolph and Washington Streets. Cost of tour is $25 per person, which includes a picture of you and a Huntsville specter. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville, AL Northside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

ifear Live Haunted Movie Event

Performing Arts & Film Combine your love of horror movies and haunted houses into one experience. Are you ready.... Cost: $7. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6:00 PM. Somerville playhouse 5224 Hwy 67 Somerville Al 35670.

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, October 25, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Harrison Brothers Hardware Store 124 Southside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

The BRIC Kick-off Block Party

Outdoor Activities & Festivals The BRIC is a free event for teenagers - a safe place to hang-out with live music, featuring B. Haley (Toby Mac's drummer) of Thee United 1, The Charley Cain Band, and The Cains Trio. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: FREE. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Northside Square in Downtown Huntsville Northside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Fall into Fall Cooking Class

Educational & Lecture Join me for the Fall into Fall Class on Saturday October 25th The days are starting to cool, the leaves are starting to turn - fall is in the air! Join me for a fall menu in this cooking class. We will start with a nice appetizer made with bacon, leeks and cheddar cheese. Mix this together in a puff pastry crust and you have got one fabulous way to start an evening. For the main dish, we will marinate some flank steak, indoor grill it and make a red wine sauce to go with it. More great flavors for our fall class. If there is a fruit of fall, it would be apples. We will make an apple cole slaw as a side with our steak. For dessert, we will make a classic french treatment of the apple - Tarte Tatin. If you aren't familiar with this dessert, think of it as an upside down apple pie. We start by caramelizing apples in a fry pan. We will make a short pastry crust, lay it on top of the apples and bake it in the oven until the crust is "golden brown and delicious." After we take it out of the oven, we flip… Cost: $50 per person. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Cooking With C.C. 202 Hunters Cove Rd Huntsville, AL 35806.

Christmas Circle Tree - X-mas in Octomber

Museums, Studios & Galleries Since December can get so busy, why not start a little early. Ages 16 and up. We provide all painting supplies. You bring your favorite beverage and snack. We will do the rest! Venue/ Attraction: My Spirited Art. Cost: 35. Event Web Link: http://www.rezclick.com/myspiritedart/index.php?page=classes#2595. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. For more info visit www.myspiritedart.com.

The Rocky Horror Show presented by Renaissance Theatre

Performing Arts & Film Renaissance Theatre invites you to give yourself over to absolute pleasure in its steaming hot new production of "The Rocky Horror Show,". Most are probably more familiar with the 1975 film adaptation, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" — it's synonymous with midnight showings around Halloween and has a cult following — than the original London stage version. Yet both are very much the same. Todd Hess's naughty direction intends to bring the production back to its London roots with movie-version twists. Sure, the production's sexy and lewd, but it's still less provocative than one expects. All the licentious ingredients are there: tight corsets, fishnet hosiery, bare flesh, leather undergarments, sexual innuendos and seduction. This "Rocky Horror" is on the propulsive verge of having its own Huntsville cult following. Shows start October 24 on Renaissance Theatre’s Mainstage and run through November 2. There will be several midnight showings as well. Tickets are $25 for evening performances and $30 for… Venue/ Attraction: Renaissance Theatre. Cost: $25 and $30. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.renaissancetheatre.net/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Rocket City Jazz Orchestra & US Army Four Star Jazz Orchestra concert

Music Free concert with combined bands of Rocket City Jazz Orchestra and the US Army Four Star Jazz Orchestra. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bridge Street Town Center 365 The Bridge St Huntsville, AL 35806.

Dr. Osborn's Magical Laboratory Magic Show

Kids The Tennessee Valley's No.1 Magical Mad Scientist is back with his funny and weird magic for all the family to enjoy. Great event for a birthday outing or Halloween event. Kids and adults can wear their costumes if they wish. Oct.24 @ 7 pm Oct.25 @ 2 pm and 7 pm Oct.26 @ 2 pm. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Fantasy Arts Center 3312 Long Ave Huntsville, AL 35805.

Magic Show with Magician Darrell Osborn

Seasonal Wear Halloween costumes if you wish! Tickets are $7 and available through the Fantasy Office. October 24-26, 2014 Friday 7 pm Saturday 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Fantasy Arts Center 3312 Long Ave SW Huntsville, AL 35805.

The Addams Family presented by IMP

Seasonal Independent Musical Productions presents The Addams Family, a new musical comedy. The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. October 24- Nov 1. Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Messages from the Beyond

Educational & Lecture Sharon Renae is a well know psychic/medium in both the Pensacola and Huntsville area with a national following. She shares messages from loved ones who have passed on from the physical plane. Cost: $20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Unity Church on the Mountain 1328 Governor's Dr. SE Huntsville, AL 35801.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying presented by UAH Theatre

Performing Arts & Film Power, sex, ambition, greed... it's just another day at the office. From the authors of Guys and Dolls comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musical comedies of all time. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. October 15 – 18 and 22 – 25 at 7:30pm and October 19 and 26 at 2:30. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Chan Auditorium. Cost: Reservations – 256-824-6871; General Admission - $18 / UAH Students - FREE / Other Students + Seniors - $8. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Huntsville Ballet presents Firebird

Performing Arts & Film Firebird centers on the thrilling journey of Prince Ivan, and the evil Kashchei the Immortal. While wandering in the gardens, Prince Ivan sees and chases the illusive Firebird. The Firebird, once caught, begs for its life and ultimately agrees to assist Ivan in exchange for eventual freedom. This exciting and visually rich production is a treat for the whole family this Halloween weekend. Friday, Oct. 24, 7:30 pm Saturday, Oct. 25, 2:00 pm, 7:30pm Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:30 pm. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

The Folk Mission Concert

Music The Folk Mission hosts monthly "listening room" concerts with the county's best folk/blues/acoustic singer-songwriters! Check the Folk Mission website and Facebook page to see announcements about who will be featured in October! Cost: between $10-15 (tickets on sale soon) 
Food Truck: Earth and Stone Wood Fire Pizza. Nightlife Venue: Straight to Ale. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM.

Nights of the Living Dead Re-enactment

Seasonal You've seen the classic movie, the one that started 'em all, George Romero's masterpiece of zombie carnage. Now YOU can be a part of the story. one of those desperate survivors, holed up in that old farmhouse (actually The Historic Lowry House), trying to keep the legions of walking dead from getting inside--and getting their slimy hands on YOU! Do you find it interesting that The Historic Lowry House is similar to that real farmhouse??? Periods of tense silence followed by unerving surprises await...Will you also be paid a visit by our resident ghost, Anne? and most importantly, whether or not you REMAIN a survivor is anything but certain... Venue/ Attraction: The Historic Lowry House. Cost: $15.00 advance; $20 at door. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

JLB Trio

Music JLB Trio. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – Sunday, October 26, 2014, 12:00 AM.

6th annual Teen Masquerade Ball

Social Events & More Calling all heroes and villains – actually teens in middle and high school. Come to the Main Library on Saturday, October 26, from 8 p.m. to midnight for the sixth annual Masquerade Ball, a celebration of Cosplay. The party promises an epic evening of food (NO alcohol), music, and dancing. Express your creativity by dressing up as one of your favorite fictional characters. Costumes must be appropriate for a public gathering. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Tickets at $10 per person are available at all library locations. Admission at the door is $15 per person. You may also purchase tickets at the Library Store: http://store.hmcpl.org/tickets/masqueradeball2014. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Event Web Link: http://store.hmcpl.org/tickets/masqueradeball2014. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – Sunday, October 26, 2014, 12:00 AM. For more info visit hmcpl.org.

Huntsville Ghost Walk

Social Events & More Every tour night we offer three completely different walking tours: Old Town Historic District Twickenham Historic District Haunted Downtown They begin 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… Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Harrison Brothers Hardware Store 124 Southside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Pizza Party Massacre

Social Events & More Lowe Mill’s official Halloween party, The Pizza Party Massacre reheats this year bigger and better! There will be 5 nights of performances from your favorite Human-A-Matronic rock band  the Rock-O-Dream Supreme with The Pizza Party Massacre part 1 and part 2: ‘The Revenge of the Saucitron. This is a “Showbiz Pizza/Chuck E. Cheese” style family fun night out gone wrong. Multiple shows per night, more info to be announced soon. Come for the fun, and stay forever, and don’t forget to Eat The Pizza! Shows will take place October 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, and 31st. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – Sunday, October 26, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Crush

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

Gary Wolfe Duo

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

Geoff & Bryan +1

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

Ant & Andrew Sharpe

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:30 PM – Sunday, October 26, 2014, 1:30 AM.

The Rocky Horror Show presented by Renaissance Theatre

Performing Arts & Film Renaissance Theatre invites you to give yourself over to absolute pleasure in its steaming hot new production of "The Rocky Horror Show,". Most are probably more familiar with the 1975 film adaptation, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" — it's synonymous with midnight showings around Halloween and has a cult following — than the original London stage version. Yet both are very much the same. Todd Hess's naughty direction intends to bring the production back to its London roots with movie-version twists. Sure, the production's sexy and lewd, but it's still less provocative than one expects. All the licentious ingredients are there: tight corsets, fishnet hosiery, bare flesh, leather undergarments, sexual innuendos and seduction. This "Rocky Horror" is on the propulsive verge of having its own Huntsville cult following. Shows start October 24 on Renaissance Theatre’s Mainstage and run through November 2. There will be several midnight showings as well. Tickets are $25 for evening performances and $30 for… Venue/ Attraction: Renaissance Theatre. Cost: $25 and $30. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.renaissancetheatre.net/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 12:00 AM – 2:00 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. Sunday, October 26, 2014.

Pop Up Parks

Social Events & More Move out the cars, bring in the humans. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.downtownhuntsville.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014. Downtown Huntsville, AL.

A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds

Museums, Studios & Galleries Sharlene and Phil Coker have been collecting chocolate molds since 1976. Today, the collection consists of more than 100 molds, including ones from the German manufacture Anton Reiche, the French manufacturer Le Tang, and Eppelsheimer of New York. The first chocolate molds appeared in France circa 1830, created to bring chocolate to the public in candy form. The exhibit A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds presents molds from the period of 1860-1950. The molds in the collection are useful as well as attractive and have been used to make chocolate candy, beeswax ornaments, barley water candy and chalk ware figurines. No holiday is complete in the Coker household without a special chocolate figure or an ornament made from one of their molds. Chocolate candy, made by Sharlene, was even used in a Science experiment for her grandson! Burritt is thrilled to once again exhibit these beloved antique molds. On display in the Burritt Mansion September 16, 2014 – March 1, 2015, this outstanding collection is… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/a-sweet-obsession-antique-chocolate-molds. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014.

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 4, 2014 – January 18, 2015 Aesthetic Engineering presents a dramatic series of large-scale mixed media works by internationally acclaimed glass artist Ginny Ruffner. The series is inspired by recent breakthroughs in genetics and bio-engineering, and the possibilities of future gene sharing between animal and plant kingdoms. Exuberant and wildly imaginative, the works combine bronze, stainless steel and blown glass into fantastic futuristic forms. Organized in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 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, October 26, 2014.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Museums, Studios & Galleries The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 601 Genome Way Huntsville, AL 35806.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015 South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass is an invitational group exhibition organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art to showcase the work of noted American glass artists living and working in our region. This exhibit will be presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by this internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Ché Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina. Included works range from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel. An opening gallery walk with selected artists is scheduled for Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Richard & Roper Room. Museum Hours: Sunday… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014.

The Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art- FINAL DAY

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 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 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, October 26, 2014.

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, October 26, 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, October 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Save the TaTa's Zombie Poker Run

Fundraisers Come join in on Save the TaTa's Zombie Poker Run and wear your favorite costume for prizes. Registration at 10 am with KSU at 11am. Live entertainment, Food and Drink Specials, Auctions, Raffles and Costume Party will follow the ride. Cost: $25 for Rider $10 for Passenger. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 10:00 AM. Encore Pub and Grill.

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, October 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Bolshoi Ballet The Legend of Love, Captured Live

Performing Arts & Film Experience the excitement and the beauty of world-class performances from the Bolshoi Ballet at your neighborhood cinema with the Bolshoi Ballet 2014-15 Season. The production of The Legend of Love will be broadcast toRegal's Hollywood 18 cinemas on Sunday, October 26. The royal apartments of Queen Mekhmene Banu are plunged into mourning – her younger sister, Princess Shyrin, is dying. The Princess will only be saved if the Queen gives Shyrin her beauty. The Queen decides to sacrifice herself, but later regrets her action when she is disfigured and Shyrin falls in love with the Queen’s own lover, the painter Ferkhad. This splendid tale of forbidden love, self-sacrifice, jealousy and suffering returns to the Bolshoi stage after a ten-year absence. The Legend of Love is one of Russian master Yuri Grigorovich’s earliest choreographic works, and its storyline explores the conflict between love and duty through its two heroines. Featuring dances, sets and costumes inspired by the Middle East, this stunnin… Cost: $18 adult, $15 Child & Senior. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 11:55 AM – 2:55 PM. Regal's Hollywood 18 3312 South Memorial Parkway Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

Delta Zeta Marketplace

Fundraisers Join us for the Delta Zeta Marketplace 2014! We are a large shopping expo featuring over 80 vendors with unique merchandise. Treat yourself to a relaxing shopping experience while finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list! All proceeds support Huntsville Hospital’s Pediatric Audiology Program, Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind (AIDB), & other local charities. Friday, October 24th through Sunday, October 26th Friday:         9:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday:     9:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday:       12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center East Hall. Cost: $2. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Step Back in Time: Sharpening the axe (using the shaving horse)

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

Huntsville Ballet presents Firebird

Performing Arts & Film Firebird centers on the thrilling journey of Prince Ivan, and the evil Kashchei the Immortal. While wandering in the gardens, Prince Ivan sees and chases the illusive Firebird. The Firebird, once caught, begs for its life and ultimately agrees to assist Ivan in exchange for eventual freedom. This exciting and visually rich production is a treat for the whole family this Halloween weekend. Friday, Oct. 24, 7:30 pm Saturday, Oct. 25, 2:00 pm, 7:30pm Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:30 pm. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Fall Hikes Series: A. Wade Mountain – Stories of the Trees

Health & Wellness Whether new to hiking or a seasoned pro, 45+ miles of Land Trust Trails offer natural beauty and exercise for the entire family. *Sturdy shoes and layered clothing recommended. *Bring water, trail snacks, charged phone, and camera. *Please – all dogs must be on leads. IN CASE OF RAIN, HIKES will be CANCELLED.    Check our website or on Facebook for cancellation notices. www.LandTrustNAL.org         Facebook: Land Trust of North Alabama      256.534.LAND (5263) Guided hikes are offered as a FREE community service. (2.5 miles / Moderate) Dr. Callie Schweitzer is a Land Trust Board member and a Supervisory Research Forester at US Forest Service.  She and her crew have studying the forests of our Wade Mountain and Monte Sano Nature Preserves.  She’ll introduce you to the wonders of the tree canopy and understory. Directions: North on Memorial Parkway past Alabama A&M.  Left onto first road north of Winchester (Hollow Road).   Right onto Spraggins Hollow Road.  Land Trust parking lot is on the rig… Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: http://landtrustnal.org/guided-fall-hikes-discover-nature-land-trust/. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Wade Mountain Nature Preserve. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Fall Hikes Series: Tour of McMullen Cove Trails with Jeff Enfinger

Health & Wellness Whether new to hiking or a seasoned pro, 45+ miles of Land Trust Trails offer natural beauty and exercise for the entire family. *Sturdy shoes and layered clothing recommended. *Bring water, trail snacks, charged phone, and camera. *Please – all dogs must be on leads. IN CASE OF RAIN, HIKES will be CANCELLED.    Check our website or on Facebook for cancellation notices. www.LandTrustNAL.org         Facebook: Land Trust of North Alabama      256.534.LAND (5263) Guided hikes are offered as a FREE community service. (2.5 miles / Easy to moderate) Enjoy some of the 20 miles of McMullen Cove trails with former Alabama senator Jeff Enfinger. About the Enfinger Development Inc.: An integral part of the development of an EDI community is the preservation of land for parks, nature trails, and lakes. "Our goal is to allow the land to create the design," says Jeff Enfinger, "and to have the discipline to complete the process by balancing land use with preservation." Over the past twelve years, EDI has p… Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: http://landtrustnal.org/guided-fall-hikes-discover-nature-land-trust/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Hikers Parking lot Bankhead Parkway Huntsville, AL 35801.

Dr. Osborn's Magical Laboratory Magic Show

Kids The Tennessee Valley's No.1 Magical Mad Scientist is back with his funny and weird magic for all the family to enjoy. Great event for a birthday outing or Halloween event. Kids and adults can wear their costumes if they wish. Oct.24 @ 7 pm Oct.25 @ 2 pm and 7 pm Oct.26 @ 2 pm. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Fantasy Arts Center 3312 Long Ave Huntsville, AL 35805.

8th Annual Zombie Walk

Seasonal Sunday October 26th join us for our 8th annual zombie walk! What is a zombie walk, you ask... It's where you and your friends get together and dress up like zombies. Together We walk downtown looking for BRAINS. If you would like to participate in this years Zombie Walk please meet us at the Downtown Clinton Street Parking Garage at 1:30. Routes & directions will be given at this time. The Walk will start at 2:00 We are asking EACH participant to bring 1 item of cat or dog food. The food will be donated to our local animal shelters. *If you would like to view the walk, the outskirts of Big Spring Park will provide the best views* Please have your cameras ready by 2:00. When creating your costumes, PLEASE REMEMBER... *This is a Family & Kid Friendly Event* All ages are welcome. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Downtown Clinton Street Parking Garage Downtown Huntsville Huntsville, AL 35801.

Magic Show with Magician Darrell Osborn

Seasonal Wear Halloween costumes if you wish! Tickets are $7 and available through the Fantasy Office. October 24-26, 2014 Friday 7 pm Saturday 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m. Event Web Link: http://www.letthemagicbegin.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Fantasy Arts Center 3312 Long Ave SW Huntsville, AL 35805.

Docent-led Public Tour of Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art

Museums, Studios & Galleries Docent-led Public Tour of Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art This is the final day of the Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art. 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, October 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Preschool Picasso - Smell My Feet!

Museums, Studios & Galleries Ages 3 to 6. Parents are asked to stay to assist with painting. There will be a brief story time to allow paintings to dry and a snack will be provided. Venue/ Attraction: My Spirited Art. Cost: 20. Event Web Link: http://www.rezclick.com/myspiritedart/index.php?page=classes#2626. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.myspiritedart.com.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying presented by UAH Theatre

Performing Arts & Film Power, sex, ambition, greed... it's just another day at the office. From the authors of Guys and Dolls comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musical comedies of all time. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. October 15 – 18 and 22 – 25 at 7:30pm and October 19 and 26 at 2:30. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Chan Auditorium. Cost: Reservations – 256-824-6871 - General Admission - $18 / UAH Students - FREE / Other Students + Seniors - $8. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

The Addams Family presented by IMP

Seasonal Independent Musical Productions presents The Addams Family, a new musical comedy. The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. October 24- Nov 1. Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

HLA Sunday Salon

Educational & Lecture Poet Bill Brown is the author of six collections of poetry, three chapbooks, and a writing text-book on which he collaborated with Malcolm Glass. During the past twenty years, he has pub-lished hundreds of poems and articles in college journals, mag-azines, and anthologies. He has often appeared in Poem. http://hlahsv.org/. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. private residence.

Shining Safely Charity Fall Festival

Fundraisers Shining Safely is a charity event held by the Epsilon Lambda chapter of Kappa Delta in memory of our late sister, Sarah Chapman. In 2008, Sarah was tragically killed in a bicycling accident on her way to class. This year, on Sunday, October 26 from 5-9 p.m. we are embracing the season and hosting a Shining Safely Fall Festival. The festival will offer a variety of activities that will take place at the Kappa Delta house at the University of Alabama-Huntsville (518 John Wright Drive, Huntsville, AL, 35816). We will have trunk-or-treat, live music, yard games (cake walk, a corn hole tournament, photo booth, etc.), and food. This event will also have an educational element in which we have presentations about bike and traffic safety and also trick-or-treating safety. Families with children of all ages are encouraged to come and dress up in Halloween costumes. All of Huntsville is invited! Tickets will be sold for $10 each. This fee will include all food and festival activities. All donations and proceeds for th… Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. UAHuntsville Kappa Delta Sorority House/ Greek Row 518 John Wright Drive, Huntsville, AL, 35816.

Halloween Open Studio

Museums, Studios & Galleries Ages 16 and up. You can select from any of the Halloween themed paintings pictured plus the Halloween door signes. Please leave a comment when checking out, letting us know which painting you plan to do. We provide all painting supplies. You bring your favorite beverage and snack. We will do the rest! Venue/ Attraction: My Spirited Art. Cost: 35. Event Web Link: http://www.rezclick.com/myspiritedart/index.php?page=classes#2622. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. For more info visit www.myspiritedart.com.

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, October 27, 2014.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Museums, Studios & Galleries The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, October 27, 2014. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 601 Genome Way Huntsville, AL 35806.

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, October 27, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00am- 5:00pm Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing exhibit coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! GPS Adventures is an introduction to all things Global Positioning System (GPS) – its history, current uses and future possibilities – all displayed within a 2,500 square foot maze! Visitors experience the thrill of geocaching – hunting for hidden treasure as they navigate from room to room using GPS enabled technology and their code-solving abilities. With wall graphics that represent four distinct locations – urban, city park, back-country and a historic site – visitors are immersed in a unique experience as they find their way. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.02.14/gps-adventures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, October 27, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 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, October 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Market at Good Shepherd 3809 Spring Ave SW Decatur, AL 35603.

Haunted Rickshaw Tour

Downtown Huntsville Rocket City Rickshaws Haunted Huntsville Tours, invites you, your family and friends to come and explore the mysteries of our southern heritage. Our pedicabs offer a unique look at Huntsville’s most interesting haunted locations. Beginning September 5th tours are operating Friday & Saturday nights 5:30pm – 10pm (our final tour starts at 9:30pm). October 2nd tours will operate Thursday – Saturday nights, ​and October 27 – 31, tours operate nightly. We depart from our kiosk located on the Northside of the Madison County Courthouse, across from Amendment 21 Bar on the corner of Randolph and Washington Streets. Cost of tour is $25 per person, which includes a picture of you and a Huntsville specter. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, October 27, 2014, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville, AL Northside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Monday Night Fright Night @ the Library

Performing Arts & Film The movie experts at the Downtown Huntsville Library will screen four horror classics from the 1970s and ‘80s, one each Monday in October. Call 256-532-5975 for details. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/2014/09/monday-night-frights. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:00 PM.

Signature Chef Auction

Fundraisers Please join us for our 4th Annual Signature Chef Auction at The Westin. Please come and enjoy a small dish of expertise from each chef, and check out our exciting silent and live auction items. Featured Chefs: Bubba's Catering, Catering by Narvell, The Scene, BD Catering, Nick's Ristorante, Sage Grill, and Kathleen's Catering. You can purchase your ticket online today at http://signaturechefhsv.com/. Venue/ Attraction: The Westin Huntsville. Cost: $150. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

James Irvin Solo

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, October 27, 2014, 9:30 PM – Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 1:30 AM.