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Kiwanis Little Learners

Downtown Huntsville Kiwanis Little Learners is a five week session where your librarians create a play center for parents and caregivers to bring their young child, birth-age three, to play and informally meet with family resource professionals. During our five weeks we learn about early literacy; nutrition; speech, hearing, and language; and child development. Our play area materials were purchased with generous gifts from Huntsville Library Foundation and Rocket City Mom. Sign-ups are required. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 256-532-5949, or by e-mailing Melissa Shuman at mshuman@hmcpl.org. Sessions last for an hour and fifteen minutes. Space is limited to sixteen children between the ages of birth to three. This event requires registration. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://al.evanced.info/hmcpl/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=45779. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 5:30 AM – 7:30 AM.

Fitness Room

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Houses, Huts & Habitats

Educational & Lecture KNOCK KNOCK – WHO LIVES THERE? We all need a place we call home. Enjoy the fresh air of the Huntsville Botanical Garden this summer and explore the homes of creatures real and imaginary. Get your climb on as you scramble through larger-than-life human and animal habitats designed just for kids and their imagination. Peek inside the enchanted Gnome Dome. Poke around an Old Western Fort. Pretend you’re an eagle perched on the edge of a Supersized Nest ready to soar. Dens, Lodges, Webs, Caves, Shelters – where you live says a lot about who you are. Learn about creatures and their Houses, Huts, and Habitats in this thrilling hands-on play space called home. Bring the kids and watch their imagination grow. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=5&end_day=5&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=281. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

ISS: Science on Orbit

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s “ISS: Science on Orbit” exhibit provides visitors with a true sense of what it’s like to live and work in space. This NASA grant-funded exhibit begins with a model of NASA’s Payload Operations Integration Center, where scientists and engineers on Earth manage the complex, international science experiments astronauts conduct on the International Space Station. Two mockups of ISS modules contain 20 full-scale replica racks that illustrate the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems, the food astronauts consume and a sleeping berth, among other necessary aspects of life and work aboard the station. A connecting node contains a full-scale replica of the Cupola Observation Module, which provides ISS astronauts their view of space and the Earth below. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/01.01.16/iss-science-orbit. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Purdy Butterfly House

Educational & Lecture This beautiful, soaring 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking the entrance pond is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters. Waterfall, ponds, streams, lush vegetation and flowering plants invite visitors to experience this varied and colorful collection of flora and fauna. The Purdy Butterfly House is open May through September annually. Garden admission fees include entry into the Purdy Butterfly House. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=16&start_year=2016&end_month=2&end_day=13&end_year=2017&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=37. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

The Science of Archimedes

Educational & Lecture This exhibit showcases inventions and scientific discoveries of Archimedes, the “Father of Modern Science” and takes guests on a journey through history and science with a look at the machines of the ancient world. While the concepts are centuries old, many of these ancient technologies have been adapted for use today. With computer-modeled animations, interactive machines and an activity station for ages 3 to 14, this exhibit is designed for all ages. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/08.06.16/science-archimedes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Whimsical and Woolly Woods

Educational & Lecture The Whimsical Woods are back with more whimsy than ever! By popular demand, Burritt on the Mountain has brought our very first original, educational, summer game back and added a colorful twist. Once again the Historic Park features stories from 19th century children’s literature and for a lively touch we’ve added yarn bombing, a popular world-wide craze where unexpected items are covered in decorative yarn. Children 3-11 are having a great time visiting the Whimsical & Woolly Woods and seeing the colorful, woolly creations that are covering the park. Many of your favorite storybook characters are back with some new friends to meet. Visit the Three Bears’ house, find Cinderella’s mice and climb in the Swiss Family Robinson’s Treehouse. Stroll through an Enchanted Forest full of fairies and woodland creatures. But watch out for lions and tigers and bears...Oh My! The yellow brick road curves near the poppy field and trees filled with silly monkeys. Try your hand at puppetry, the giant’s checker game and dre… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $8-10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/the-whimsical-and-woolly-woods-grand-opening. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Painted Pallet Project

Museums, Studios & Galleries Be sure to visit our newest exhibit of over 40 Painted Pallets on display near Hammock Haven in the Garden. Local artists have given life to our nature theme. Butterflies, trees, waterlilies, dogs and even zebras are on display until October 31, 2016. Some pallets are being donated to the Garden for a silent auction at our Annual Dinner in September. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&type=calendar&viewMoreType=events&typeID=272. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Free Play Basketball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Berachah Gym 3011 B Sparkman Dr Huntsville, AL 35810.

Tween Art Classes, Morning Session

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monthly series of classes (4 Tuesdays) covering art elements and principles, color theory, and exploration of dry media such as graphite, colored pencils, charcoal, and pastels. We will focus mainly on drawing techniques at this time. These classes are aimed at the more serious art student looking to expand his or her knowledge and skill. Ages: 9 – 12 Fee: $70, supplies included. More info: www.lowemill.net Located at ChromAddict Studio 2025 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $70. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM.

Free Play Basketball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Goldsmith-Schiffman Gym 1210 Taylor Rd Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763.

Pickleball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Max Luther Community Center 207 Max Luther Dr Huntsville, AL 35810.

Tremendous Toddlers

Educational & Lecture A fun, engaging storytime for toddlers! Enjoy books, songs, felt board rhymes, and a craft. Best for ages 2-up. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tuesdays at 2

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us in the Historic Park to learn about a historic craft or chore. You may be able to try your hand at it! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: included with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Latham Farmers Market

Seasonal We are a weekly farmers market that brings local farmers and artisans together to nourish our community. Every week we offer activities for the kids, live music, and recycling services. We accept cash or credit cards and double your bucks when you use your EBT card. There is parking on site and it is always free to attend. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Latham United Methodist Church 109 Weatherly Rd SE Huntsville, AL 35803.

Adult Aerobics

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Center 4600 Blue Spring Rd Huntsville, AL 35801.

Interior Space Planning

Educational & Lecture Smart interior space planning is key to creating maximum impact in rooms. Informative lectures combined with practical, hands-on instruction will introduce you to the fundamentals of space planning and its application in solving design problems. You will learn about the concepts of scale, architectural drawing fundamentals, and creative problem solving. In hands-on practical exercises, discover how to read and understand blueprints and architectural drawings, as well as explore how to convey your own design solutions using pencil and paper. Topics Include: Successful space planning , Solving design problems , The importance of scale , Understand blueprints and architectural drawings , Drawing floor plans July 12 - August 30, 2016 | Tuesdays | 5:30 - 8:00 pm For more information, visit PCS.uah.edu/ID or call 256.824.6015. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Wilson Hall. Cost: $325. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Tuesday Evening Concerts @ The Library

Music The Tuesday Evening Concerts @ The Library series fills the Atrium of the Downtown Huntsville Library with some of our best local musicians every other Tuesday at 6 p.m. May 24 Harris Douglas Experiment—Avant-guard guitar and bass , June 7 Moondust Big Band (Dancing with the Library Stars I) Great big band music and swing dancing-round one , June 21 Rocket City Jazz Orchestra (Dancing with the Library Stars II) More big band music and swing dancing-round two , July 5  Shriner’s Swing Band—Classic swing tunes , July 19  Barbershop Harmony Society—A variety of barbershop performances for the summer , August 2  Huntsville’s In the Mood—More big band music favorites , August 16 Huntsville Spiritual Chorale—Dedicated to the preservation and performance of the Negro spiritual , August 30  Ivy Joe Milan & Jim Cavender—Ivy and Jim perform the best of 50s and 60s R&B. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.hmcpl.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tween Art Classes, Morning Session

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monthly series of classes (4 Tuesdays) covering art elements and principles, color theory, and exploration of dry media such as graphite, colored pencils, charcoal, and pastels. We will focus mainly on drawing techniques at this time. These classes are aimed at the more serious art student looking to expand his or her knowledge and skill. Ages: 9 – 12 Fee: $70, supplies included. More info: www.lowemill.net Located at ChromAddict Studio 2025 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $70. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM.

Petina Cross at Spirited Art

Educational & Lecture Join us in the studio to paint our gorgeous Patina Cross. Great girls night out with your bible study group. Doors open at 6:00pm. Ages 16 +. Venue/ Attraction: Spirited Art. Cost: $35. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://myspiritedart.rezclick.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Game Night

Social Events & More Bring your friends and your favorite game enjoy beer and board games at Straight to Ale. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale (Leeman Ferry Rd). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

HSV West Coast Swing Dance

Social Events & More Rocket Westies are offering west coast swing beginner and intermediate dance classes on Tuesday nights from 7-8PM, followed by open dancing until 10PM. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just got out of your first beginner class, you’ll have a wonderful time. Have a song you really enjoy dancing to? Feel free to make a request! More info: www.lowemill.net Located in the Flying Monkey Theatre on the 2nd Floor of Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

O'Dell Johnson Duo

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 1:30 AM.

Fitness Room

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Houses, Huts & Habitats

Educational & Lecture KNOCK KNOCK – WHO LIVES THERE? We all need a place we call home. Enjoy the fresh air of the Huntsville Botanical Garden this summer and explore the homes of creatures real and imaginary. Get your climb on as you scramble through larger-than-life human and animal habitats designed just for kids and their imagination. Peek inside the enchanted Gnome Dome. Poke around an Old Western Fort. Pretend you’re an eagle perched on the edge of a Supersized Nest ready to soar. Dens, Lodges, Webs, Caves, Shelters – where you live says a lot about who you are. Learn about creatures and their Houses, Huts, and Habitats in this thrilling hands-on play space called home. Bring the kids and watch their imagination grow. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=5&end_day=5&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=281. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

ISS: Science on Orbit

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s “ISS: Science on Orbit” exhibit provides visitors with a true sense of what it’s like to live and work in space. This NASA grant-funded exhibit begins with a model of NASA’s Payload Operations Integration Center, where scientists and engineers on Earth manage the complex, international science experiments astronauts conduct on the International Space Station. Two mockups of ISS modules contain 20 full-scale replica racks that illustrate the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems, the food astronauts consume and a sleeping berth, among other necessary aspects of life and work aboard the station. A connecting node contains a full-scale replica of the Cupola Observation Module, which provides ISS astronauts their view of space and the Earth below. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/01.01.16/iss-science-orbit. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Purdy Butterfly House

Educational & Lecture This beautiful, soaring 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking the entrance pond is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters. Waterfall, ponds, streams, lush vegetation and flowering plants invite visitors to experience this varied and colorful collection of flora and fauna. The Purdy Butterfly House is open May through September annually. Garden admission fees include entry into the Purdy Butterfly House. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=16&start_year=2016&end_month=2&end_day=13&end_year=2017&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=37. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

The Science of Archimedes

Educational & Lecture This exhibit showcases inventions and scientific discoveries of Archimedes, the “Father of Modern Science” and takes guests on a journey through history and science with a look at the machines of the ancient world. While the concepts are centuries old, many of these ancient technologies have been adapted for use today. With computer-modeled animations, interactive machines and an activity station for ages 3 to 14, this exhibit is designed for all ages. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/08.06.16/science-archimedes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Whimsical and Woolly Woods

Educational & Lecture The Whimsical Woods are back with more whimsy than ever! By popular demand, Burritt on the Mountain has brought our very first original, educational, summer game back and added a colorful twist. Once again the Historic Park features stories from 19th century children’s literature and for a lively touch we’ve added yarn bombing, a popular world-wide craze where unexpected items are covered in decorative yarn. Children 3-11 are having a great time visiting the Whimsical & Woolly Woods and seeing the colorful, woolly creations that are covering the park. Many of your favorite storybook characters are back with some new friends to meet. Visit the Three Bears’ house, find Cinderella’s mice and climb in the Swiss Family Robinson’s Treehouse. Stroll through an Enchanted Forest full of fairies and woodland creatures. But watch out for lions and tigers and bears...Oh My! The yellow brick road curves near the poppy field and trees filled with silly monkeys. Try your hand at puppetry, the giant’s checker game and dre… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $8-10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/the-whimsical-and-woolly-woods-grand-opening. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Painted Pallet Project

Museums, Studios & Galleries Be sure to visit our newest exhibit of over 40 Painted Pallets on display near Hammock Haven in the Garden. Local artists have given life to our nature theme. Butterflies, trees, waterlilies, dogs and even zebras are on display until October 31, 2016. Some pallets are being donated to the Garden for a silent auction at our Annual Dinner in September. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&type=calendar&viewMoreType=events&typeID=272. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Strength, Balance and Fitness Class for Adults

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Fern Bell Recreation Center 107 A Sanders Road Huntsville, AL 35802.

Wiggles & Walking Story Time

Educational & Lecture A fun, active storytime for babies who have begun walking and their caregivers that includes short books, rhymes, and songs. Stick around after storytime for an easy crafting activity. For more information contact Ms. Julia at jhendon@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5949. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Free Play Basketball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Goldsmith-Schiffman Gym 1210 Taylor Rd Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763.

Rockin' Storytime

Educational & Lecture A rad, rockin' storytime with Miss Melissa! Books, rhymes, songs, crafts, and more! All ages welcome. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

After School Art Class with Eleonora Stein

Educational & Lecture During art classes, children will engage in experimenting and producing work in many art forms like painting, drawing, sculpting, etc. Our main goal is to provide our students with a safe and creative environment so they feel free use their imagination and explore the art world. These programs are designed for pre-K, Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle school. More info: www.lowemill.net Located in Artis Studio 312 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Eleonora Stein at 256-272-1625 to reserve.  Home School: 1:00-2:15PM Ages 0-3: 2:15-3:30PM Ages 4-7: 3:30-4:45PM Ages 8-13: 5:00-6:15PM. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $12. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:15 PM.

Chinese Language and Culture for Kids with Confucius Institute LEVEL 2

Educational & Lecture This is an advanced beginner class for kids to learn the culture of China and Mandarin Chinese language with teachers from the Confucius Institute of Alabama A&M University. ***To enroll in the class you must have completed Level 1 of the class.** This class will meet weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm on the 3rd Floor in the Ranee Pruitt Room. There will be a $5 charge for the course booklet once classes begin. Parent or guardian has the option of the remaining in the room during the class but will be required to stay at the library during the duration of the program. This program is limited to 20 children (ages 6-18). You will be contacted before the start date of the program as a courtesy reminder. If you are wait-listed, you may be contacted in the event that another student is unable to attend all sessions. To sign up, please complete the online registration forms. Questions? Email call the Youth Services Department at 256-532-5949. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Adult Aerobics

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Center 4600 Blue Spring Rd Huntsville, AL 35801.

Gentle Yoga

Downtown Huntsville Free Gentle Yoga Classes! Every Wednesday, 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm Every Thursday, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm All classes are taught by Meredith K. Anyone is welcome to attend. Classes are free and registration is not required. You may bring your own mat or use one of the library's. This class is beginner friendly. We work on balance, strength, flexibility, posture, breathing, meditation, and relaxation. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://facebook.com/yogaatmain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM.

August HYPpy Hour: Blue Pants Brewery

Fundraisers Huntsville Young Professionals will be visiting Blue Pants Brewery on Wednesday, August 31st to take part in their "We Care Wednesday" program! A portion of drink sales will be donated to HYP! We will have lawn games set-up in their spacious outdoor and patio area. HYPpy Hours are a great way to visit new (to you) restaurant and bar locations in a casual atmosphere. This event is free to attend. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Venue/ Attraction: Blue Pants Brewery. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Comic Book Art and Illustration Classes

Educational & Lecture Students of all skill levels can learn comic book, graphic novel, and illustration techniques from two professional comic book artists: Kevin Stokes and Nathan Massengill. Students may join classes at any time. This is a fun yet challenging class for all skill levels. Work at your own pace on your own projects or receive personalized assignments from the instructors or try one of several SuperPowered Artists Challenges! Materials are simple, just bring drawing supplies of your choice or email us for a list of recommended materials. More info: www.lowemill.net Located in Superpowered Studios, Studio 113 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. For more information, contact Kevin Stokes at kevin77stokes@yahoo.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $25. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Colored Pencils: Lighthouse

Museums, Studios & Galleries Using Prismacolor Premier color pencils, we will draw a lighthouse using the grid method. We will work on creating realistic textures, highlights, and shadows. Demonstrations will be given in class and there will be time to work on our drawings together. Paper will be provided. Be prepared to work on your drawing at home to complete it. If you have a smart phone or iPad, please bring it to draw from. This is a series of four classes that begin on August 10. More info: www.lowemill.net Located in Studio 2025 at Lowe Mill ARTS Entertainment. Contact Carrie Alderfer at 256-683-5554. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $100 for all 4 classes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

40+ Adult Basketball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Fern Bell Recreation Center 107 A Sanders Road Huntsville, AL 35802.

Women Free Play Volleyball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Lakewood Community Center 3601 Kenwood Drive Huntsville, AL 35810.

Wavy House Painting at Spirited Art

Educational & Lecture It's a Hump day celebration! You will love painting our Wavy House! Bring a friend and your favorite beverage. Venue/ Attraction: Spirited Art. Cost: $35. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://myspiritedart.rezclick.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Hike Hays

Educational & Lecture Enjoy a relaxing, yet energizing, morning of Yoga taught by Whitnye Rose beside the gentle flowing waters of the Flint River in Hays Nature Preserve. Bring your Yoga mat or a towel and dress comfortably. In the event of inclement weather, the session will be canceled. Status will be posted on Facebook Operation Green Team and Twitter @HsvGreenTeam if weather is questionable. Venue/ Attraction: Hays Nature Preserve. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvcity.com/greenteam/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016.

HealthWorks Farmers Market

Downtown Huntsville Dates: April 14 - October 20 Days and Times: Thursdays, 7:30am- noon Address: Plaza Resource Center Tram Station at Huntsville Hospital, 101 Governor’s Drive, Huntsville What You’ll Find: Fresh & local produce, delicious artisan bread, herbs, gourmet slaw, cheese, jams, jellies and more!  Cash and checks are preferred. Credit cards accepted by select vendors. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Plaza Resource Center Tram Station at Huntsville Hospital 101 Governors Drive Huntsville, AL 35801.

Fitness Room

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Scarecrow Trail

Outdoor Activities & Festivals What a great team building, family bonding or youth group exercise! Build a scarecrow or hay bale art project for the Garden. This year it’s all about different community professions: policeman, fireman, doctor, lawyer, teacher, scientist - whatever profession you want to create. Make a crow/hay bale art that represents what your company does, what you do, or what you aspire to do. Scarecrow installation is August 22 – September 2. Frames to build your scarecrow on are available at the Garden. All entries receive an engraved plaque with your Scarecrow or Haybale Art  name and organization. Great prizes and great fun: 1st place Scarecrow - $250 • 2nd place Scarecrow - $100 3rd place Scarecrow - $50 • 1st Place Haybale Art - $100 Voting begins Labor Day weekend and continues through the end of September. If you are interested in having your own crow in the garden contact Tamara Huron, thuron@hsvbg.org for entry forms or additional information. Scarecrows  ...  Haybales  ...  Sorghum Maze  ...  Weeken… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Adults $12, Kids $8. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Houses, Huts & Habitats

Educational & Lecture KNOCK KNOCK – WHO LIVES THERE? We all need a place we call home. Enjoy the fresh air of the Huntsville Botanical Garden this summer and explore the homes of creatures real and imaginary. Get your climb on as you scramble through larger-than-life human and animal habitats designed just for kids and their imagination. Peek inside the enchanted Gnome Dome. Poke around an Old Western Fort. Pretend you’re an eagle perched on the edge of a Supersized Nest ready to soar. Dens, Lodges, Webs, Caves, Shelters – where you live says a lot about who you are. Learn about creatures and their Houses, Huts, and Habitats in this thrilling hands-on play space called home. Bring the kids and watch their imagination grow. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=5&end_day=5&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=281. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

ISS: Science on Orbit

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s “ISS: Science on Orbit” exhibit provides visitors with a true sense of what it’s like to live and work in space. This NASA grant-funded exhibit begins with a model of NASA’s Payload Operations Integration Center, where scientists and engineers on Earth manage the complex, international science experiments astronauts conduct on the International Space Station. Two mockups of ISS modules contain 20 full-scale replica racks that illustrate the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems, the food astronauts consume and a sleeping berth, among other necessary aspects of life and work aboard the station. A connecting node contains a full-scale replica of the Cupola Observation Module, which provides ISS astronauts their view of space and the Earth below. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/01.01.16/iss-science-orbit. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Purdy Butterfly House

Educational & Lecture This beautiful, soaring 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking the entrance pond is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters. Waterfall, ponds, streams, lush vegetation and flowering plants invite visitors to experience this varied and colorful collection of flora and fauna. The Purdy Butterfly House is open May through September annually. Garden admission fees include entry into the Purdy Butterfly House. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=16&start_year=2016&end_month=2&end_day=13&end_year=2017&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=37. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

The Science of Archimedes

Educational & Lecture This exhibit showcases inventions and scientific discoveries of Archimedes, the “Father of Modern Science” and takes guests on a journey through history and science with a look at the machines of the ancient world. While the concepts are centuries old, many of these ancient technologies have been adapted for use today. With computer-modeled animations, interactive machines and an activity station for ages 3 to 14, this exhibit is designed for all ages. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/08.06.16/science-archimedes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Whimsical and Woolly Woods

Educational & Lecture The Whimsical Woods are back with more whimsy than ever! By popular demand, Burritt on the Mountain has brought our very first original, educational, summer game back and added a colorful twist. Once again the Historic Park features stories from 19th century children’s literature and for a lively touch we’ve added yarn bombing, a popular world-wide craze where unexpected items are covered in decorative yarn. Children 3-11 are having a great time visiting the Whimsical & Woolly Woods and seeing the colorful, woolly creations that are covering the park. Many of your favorite storybook characters are back with some new friends to meet. Visit the Three Bears’ house, find Cinderella’s mice and climb in the Swiss Family Robinson’s Treehouse. Stroll through an Enchanted Forest full of fairies and woodland creatures. But watch out for lions and tigers and bears...Oh My! The yellow brick road curves near the poppy field and trees filled with silly monkeys. Try your hand at puppetry, the giant’s checker game and dre… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $8-10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/the-whimsical-and-woolly-woods-grand-opening. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Painted Pallet Project

Museums, Studios & Galleries Be sure to visit our newest exhibit of over 40 Painted Pallets on display near Hammock Haven in the Garden. Local artists have given life to our nature theme. Butterflies, trees, waterlilies, dogs and even zebras are on display until October 31, 2016. Some pallets are being donated to the Garden for a silent auction at our Annual Dinner in September. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&type=calendar&viewMoreType=events&typeID=272. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Spectacular Preschool Storytime

Educational & Lecture Join Ms. Julia for an interactive storytime including books, songs, rhymes, and a craft. This storytime is intended for ages 3 to 5. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Free Play Basketball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Berachah Gym 3011 B Sparkman Dr Huntsville, AL 35810.

Free Play Basketball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Goldsmith-Schiffman Gym 1210 Taylor Rd Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763.

Pickleball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Max Luther Community Center 207 Max Luther Dr Huntsville, AL 35810.

Tremendous Toddlers

Educational & Lecture A fun, engaging storytime for toddlers! Enjoy books, songs, felt board rhymes, and a craft. Best for ages 2-up. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Gentle Yoga

Downtown Huntsville Free Gentle Yoga Classes! Every Wednesday, 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm Every Thursday, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm All classes are taught by Meredith K. Anyone is welcome to attend. Classes are free and registration is not required. You may bring your own mat or use one of the library's. This class is beginner friendly. We work on balance, strength, flexibility, posture, breathing, meditation, and relaxation. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://facebook.com/yogaatmain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM.

Greene Street Market at Nativity

Downtown Huntsville May 5 - October 27 Thursdays, 4-8pm from May - August; 4-7pm in September; 3-6pm in October 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 bread. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Church of the Nativity 304 Eustis Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801.

Thursday Night Bikes

Downtown Huntsville Thursday Night Bikes returns to The Greene Street Market at Nativity this year with 11 bikes that you can check out for free from Downtown Huntsville, Inc.. made possible with the help of Trailhead, Inc. and Madison County Alabama. Feel free to take the bikes around the Square, to Artisan Twickenham Square, Clinton Row presented by Redstone Federal Credit Union, UG White, 5 Points etc. There are even baskets for the goodies you pick up along the way. All you need to do is sign a waiver, leave a license or credit card with the DHI attendant, and you're off! Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Winchester Rd Farmers Market

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Alabama Certified Growers Only Market Local Farmers sell local fresh produce. Open every Thursday 4:00-7:00PM May Through September. Fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, dairy, meats, eggs, bakery items, and much more. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. GracePointe Church 2940 Winchester Rd New Market, AL 35761.

Rocket Biergarten

Museums, Studios & Galleries Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Saturn V Hall in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration* every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. beginning March 10, 2016, and each Thursday night thereafter through October 20, for the German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. It’s family friendly and leashed dogs are welcome, rain or shine! Admission is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase. To support our local community, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is featuring a nonprofit organization each week, and a portion of food sales that evening will be donated to the organization. Local 501(c)3 charities can click here to  submit to the committee for review and consideration as a charitable recipient. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/childrensworkshops. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Adult Aerobics

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Center 4600 Blue Spring Rd Huntsville, AL 35801.

Acoustic Squared

Downtown Huntsville Acoustic Squared, presented by Buffalo Rock Company, is keeping free Thursday night music going until October! Two acoustic acts, one on Northside Square and one on Southside Square, will perform from 5-8 pm. Remember, the entertainment district is open during these times, so feel free to take your purple cup on a walk! Here is the schedule for the first six weeks, check back with us for updates! June 2nd: North Side= Josh Allison, South Side= SolVibes June 9th: North Side= Greg Staggs, South Side= Winslow Davis June 16th: North Side= Gary Wolfe, South Side= John Savage June 23rd: North Side= Andrew Sharpe, South Side= Jason Humphress June 30th: North Side= Wolves of Chernobyl, South Side= The Howling Strays July 7th: North Side= Jimmy Henderson - Music, South Side= Tony Perdue July 14th: North Side= Silvery Moon Band, South Side= Clay O'Dell July 21st: North Side= Brian Holder, South Side= Mike Roberts July 28th: Swing in the Square with the Silvery Moon Band and Clay O'Dell Aug 4th: Gus Herge… Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/277340002609886/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Rumble Seat Beer Project Patio Party with Straight to Ale

Downtown Huntsville We could not be more proud to have Huntsville's own Straight To Ale Brewing team with the Whole Foods Market South Region to introduce a new line of exclusive experimental brews called Rumble Seat Beer Project! This brand new brew, including a Citrus Witte, IPA and Imperial Red, hits the Whole Foods Huntsville shelves on September 1 and we’re throwing a patio party with our friends at Straight to Ale! Just $2 for single cans of the Citrus Witte & IPA on the patio & $3 draft pours of the Imperial Red at Spazio. We’ll be grilling beer bratwurst too – featuring Rumble Seat Beer Project of course! Plus, John from Nickel Cigar Box Guitars will be performing! Come cheers to Straight to Ale’s latest success with us! Venue/ Attraction: Whole Foods Market Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Fidos After 5

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Each Thursday in August and September, the Garden is “going to the dogs.” Back by popular demand, our four-legged friends will be welcome in the Garden each Thursday evening, 5 pm - dusk. Leash up Rover, pack a snack and head to the Garden for a tail-waggin’ good time. Garden membership or admission is required for humans. Dog admission is $1.00 each or get a season Paw Pass for $5; dogs must be on a leash. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Garden membership or admission is required for human;. Dog admission is $1.00 each or get a season Paw Pass for $5. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=7&start_day=31&start_year=2016&end_month=12&end_day=31&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=131. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

The Paint Group Art Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us Thursday, September 1st from 5pm to 8pm and meet The Paint Group! These artists will showcase up to 3 paintings at TLGS. We are thrilled to have this group and excited for you to view their artwork. These pieces will be available for purchase. Come admire some fabulous art and enjoy some delicious food and beverages. Venue/ Attraction: Little Green Store and Gallery. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Men Adult Basketball (45+ years old)

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Scruggs Community Center 600 Davis Cir Huntsville, AL 35801.

Madison Co. College and Career Fair Parents Night

Educational & Lecture The University of Alabama in Huntsville is pleased to host more than 80 public and private colleges and universities at the Madison County College and Career Fair Parents Night, which will be held on Thursday, September 1st, from 6 to 8PM. The event is open to the public and will take place in the UAH University Fitness Center, located at 500 John Wright Dr. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Soul Line Dance

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. James E. Williams Gym 155 Barren Fork Blvd Huntsville, AL 35824.

Thursday Night Swing

Music Come dance with us! 7:30-8:30PM BEGINNER & core lesson, 6:30-7:30PM: intermediate continuing & exploring lesson, 8:30-10PM: Open Dancing. NO PARTNER REQUIRED! We’ll have a weekly open dance and lesson, and we are going to be throwing down tunes by some of the best DJ’s in Huntsville! www.lowemill.net Located in Flying Monkey Theatre at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10 general, $5 students & 1st time, $5 dance only. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Trivia

Downtown Huntsville Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Readers' Theatre

Educational & Lecture The Creative Writing Magnet students @ Lee High School showcase their writing projects. Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

5ive O'Clock Charlie

Music Live music at The Page! Venue/ Attraction: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 9:30 PM – Friday, September 2, 2016, 1:30 AM.

Fitness Room

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 2, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Scarecrow Trail

Outdoor Activities & Festivals What a great team building, family bonding or youth group exercise! Build a scarecrow or hay bale art project for the Garden. This year it’s all about different community professions: policeman, fireman, doctor, lawyer, teacher, scientist - whatever profession you want to create. Make a crow/hay bale art that represents what your company does, what you do, or what you aspire to do. Scarecrow installation is August 22 – September 2. Frames to build your scarecrow on are available at the Garden. All entries receive an engraved plaque with your Scarecrow or Haybale Art  name and organization. Great prizes and great fun: 1st place Scarecrow - $250 • 2nd place Scarecrow - $100 3rd place Scarecrow - $50 • 1st Place Haybale Art - $100 Voting begins Labor Day weekend and continues through the end of September. If you are interested in having your own crow in the garden contact Tamara Huron, thuron@hsvbg.org for entry forms or additional information. Scarecrows  ...  Haybales  ...  Sorghum Maze  ...  Weeken… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Adults $12, Kids $8. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 2, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Houses, Huts & Habitats

Educational & Lecture KNOCK KNOCK – WHO LIVES THERE? We all need a place we call home. Enjoy the fresh air of the Huntsville Botanical Garden this summer and explore the homes of creatures real and imaginary. Get your climb on as you scramble through larger-than-life human and animal habitats designed just for kids and their imagination. Peek inside the enchanted Gnome Dome. Poke around an Old Western Fort. Pretend you’re an eagle perched on the edge of a Supersized Nest ready to soar. Dens, Lodges, Webs, Caves, Shelters – where you live says a lot about who you are. Learn about creatures and their Houses, Huts, and Habitats in this thrilling hands-on play space called home. Bring the kids and watch their imagination grow. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=5&end_day=5&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=281. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 2, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

ISS: Science on Orbit

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s “ISS: Science on Orbit” exhibit provides visitors with a true sense of what it’s like to live and work in space. This NASA grant-funded exhibit begins with a model of NASA’s Payload Operations Integration Center, where scientists and engineers on Earth manage the complex, international science experiments astronauts conduct on the International Space Station. Two mockups of ISS modules contain 20 full-scale replica racks that illustrate the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems, the food astronauts consume and a sleeping berth, among other necessary aspects of life and work aboard the station. A connecting node contains a full-scale replica of the Cupola Observation Module, which provides ISS astronauts their view of space and the Earth below. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/01.01.16/iss-science-orbit. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 2, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Purdy Butterfly House

Educational & Lecture This beautiful, soaring 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking the entrance pond is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters. Waterfall, ponds, streams, lush vegetation and flowering plants invite visitors to experience this varied and colorful collection of flora and fauna. The Purdy Butterfly House is open May through September annually. Garden admission fees include entry into the Purdy Butterfly House. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=16&start_year=2016&end_month=2&end_day=13&end_year=2017&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=37. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 2, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

The Science of Archimedes

Educational & Lecture This exhibit showcases inventions and scientific discoveries of Archimedes, the “Father of Modern Science” and takes guests on a journey through history and science with a look at the machines of the ancient world. While the concepts are centuries old, many of these ancient technologies have been adapted for use today. With computer-modeled animations, interactive machines and an activity station for ages 3 to 14, this exhibit is designed for all ages. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/08.06.16/science-archimedes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 2, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Whimsical and Woolly Woods

Educational & Lecture The Whimsical Woods are back with more whimsy than ever! By popular demand, Burritt on the Mountain has brought our very first original, educational, summer game back and added a colorful twist. Once again the Historic Park features stories from 19th century children’s literature and for a lively touch we’ve added yarn bombing, a popular world-wide craze where unexpected items are covered in decorative yarn. Children 3-11 are having a great time visiting the Whimsical & Woolly Woods and seeing the colorful, woolly creations that are covering the park. Many of your favorite storybook characters are back with some new friends to meet. Visit the Three Bears’ house, find Cinderella’s mice and climb in the Swiss Family Robinson’s Treehouse. Stroll through an Enchanted Forest full of fairies and woodland creatures. But watch out for lions and tigers and bears...Oh My! The yellow brick road curves near the poppy field and trees filled with silly monkeys. Try your hand at puppetry, the giant’s checker game and dre… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $8-10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/the-whimsical-and-woolly-woods-grand-opening. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 2, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Painted Pallet Project

Museums, Studios & Galleries Be sure to visit our newest exhibit of over 40 Painted Pallets on display near Hammock Haven in the Garden. Local artists have given life to our nature theme. Butterflies, trees, waterlilies, dogs and even zebras are on display until October 31, 2016. Some pallets are being donated to the Garden for a silent auction at our Annual Dinner in September. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&type=calendar&viewMoreType=events&typeID=272. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 2, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Strength, Balance and Fitness Class for Adults

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 2, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Fern Bell Recreation Center 107 A Sanders Road Huntsville, AL 35802.

Free Play Basketball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Goldsmith-Schiffman Gym 1210 Taylor Rd Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763.

After School Art Class with Eleonora Stein

Educational & Lecture During art classes, children will engage in experimenting and producing work in many art forms like painting, drawing, sculpting, etc. Our main goal is to provide our students with a safe and creative environment so they feel free use their imagination and explore the art world. These programs are designed for pre-K, Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle school. More info: www.lowemill.net Located in Artis Studio 312 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Eleonora Stein at 256-272-1625 to reserve.  Home School: 1:00-2:15PM Ages 0-3: 2:15-3:30PM Ages 4-7: 3:30-4:45PM Ages 8-13: 5:00-6:15PM. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $12. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 2, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:15 PM.

Adult Aerobics

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 2, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Center 4600 Blue Spring Rd Huntsville, AL 35801.

Friday Night Flights

Downtown Huntsville Kick off your weekend with a free beer tasting on Friday nights from 5-7pm in our Specialty department. Sample a flight from one of our eclectic breweries and you may just find your new favorite weekend brew. Venue/ Attraction: Whole Foods Market Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 2, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Soap Making Class for Beginners

Educational & Lecture If you ever wanted to learn how to easily make soap without using lye, then the melt and pour soap making method is for you! Each student will make and take home: 2- Basic bars of soap to make your own soap creations 1-Natural Herbal Bar of soap 1 Handout/Instructions includes some soap recipes. All materials included! Ask me about private Cold-Process (working with lye) soap making classes too! Students must register in advance online or by contacting Tracy at (412) 378-6896. More info: www.lowemill.net IT'S SOAP! Bath Body & Candles Studio 266 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Tracy Singleton at soaptreasures@outlook.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $43. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 2, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Watercolor Class with Yuri Ozaki

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

Element XI Concert on the Dock

Music With an eclectic collaboration that has been described as alternative electro-jazz and funk-hop soul, Element XI is on the cutting edge of music in the twenty-first century. The band cites funk band Earth Wind & Fire (EWF) as its major influence and the inspiration for the name, and also aspires to mirror the timeless vibes of other great bands such as Maze and Kool and the Gang. Concerts on the Dock has grown from a small gathering of music lovers to an institution in the Huntsville music scene since the first note was struck in 2008. This free, family-friendly series is all about creating a laid back atmosphere for friends of Lowe Mill A&E to enjoy original content and interesting new acts Friday nights during the Spring and Fall. Bring chairs, picnics, friends, and pets on a leash and join us under the water tower! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Concerts on the Dock are always free, but we ask a $2 suggested parking donation to fund the musicians. Please carpool! Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.lowemill.net/event/element-xi-concert-on-the-dock/?instance_id=147091. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 2, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Shanty Jam

Educational & Lecture Shanty Jam is a free game jam event for aspiring game developers to get together for a single weekend to inspire and create together! All skill levels are welcome and teams will be formed at the event! Once the teams are formed, one theme will be chosen from a variety of vague theme ideas provided by all participants. After a theme is set, each team will be set free to create their own game (video, card, board game, etc.) within the 48 hours. Expect nifty awards at the end of the event! Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 2, 2016, 6:00 PM – Sunday, September 4, 2016, 7:00 PM.

Soul Line Dance

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 2, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. James E. Williams Gym 155 Barren Fork Blvd Huntsville, AL 35824.

Sea Turtles at Spirited Art

Educational & Lecture Our Sea Turtles are hatching in the studio on Friday night! Come and paint them before the run to the sea. Doors open at 6pm. Ages 16 and up. Venue/ Attraction: Spirited Art. Cost: $35. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://myspiritedart.rezclick.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 2, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Live Music: Stillwater Bluegrass

Downtown Huntsville Stillwater Bluegrass performs Friday Night at The Lumberyard. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 2, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

G-Side Party!

Music Performing live: G-SIDE, Jay Dot Rain, Gmane, Mic Strange, Bentley (Intelligent Hoodlum), Iam Kristmas, Ray Ray Russell. Hosted by: Jarrett Collier and DJ Rozaa All performances at Vertical House Records at 2211 Seminole Drive in Huntsville. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 2, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Thunder & Unbroken and Cloudship

Downtown Huntsville Live music at the Furniture Factory. Thunder and Unbroken on the patio; Cloudship inside. Venue/ Attraction: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 2, 2016, 8:00 PM – Saturday, September 3, 2016, 12:00 AM.

Live Music: 45 Surprise

Downtown Huntsville 45 Surprise Live in The Kiln. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 2, 2016, 9:00 PM – Saturday, September 3, 2016, 1:00 AM.

Cars and Coffee

Social Events & More A gathering of gearheads to admire the art and technology of automobiles, motorcycles, hot rods, trucks and sports cars. Sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Region of the Sports Car Club of America.. held the first Saturday of each month in the parking lot of Books a Million, north Parkway/University Drive. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Books-A-Million 1001-7 N Memorial Pkwy Huntsville, AL 35801.

The Color Run Tropical World Tour

Downtown Huntsville The Color Run is bringing an island-style vacation straight to Huntsville on September 3rd! The all-new 2016 Tropicolor World Tour has more fun, more sun, and even more color for you and your friends to experience together. This year, the experience Color Runners already love is enhanced with an all-new Tropicolor Zone on course, a Rainbow Beach at the Finish Festival, and a limited edition participant kit. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first experience with The Color Run or you’ve been joining in for years, the Tropicolor World Tour will be the most memorable 5k of your life! Book your tickets today!  Save $5 with code: OURVALLEY. Cost: $35 - $55 (Save $5 with code: OURVALLEY). Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://thecolorrun.com/locations/huntsville-al/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Lot K 620 Clinton Ave W Huntsville, AL 35801.

Madison City Farmers Market

Health & Wellness Dates:  April 2 – November 26 Days and Times: Saturdays, 8am- noon (April- September), 9am-noon (October- November)  What You’ll Find: A wide selection of local veggies, fruits, cheese, eggs, meats, herbs, honey, jams, jellies, relishes, home-baked goods, plants and flowers. Also featured at the market are creations from local artisans including handmade cards, soaps, lotions, candles, woodcrafts, sewn items and other handmade products. Everything sold is grown or crafted by local farmers and craftspeople. Enjoy local, live music while you shop. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Trinity Baptist Church 1088 Hughes Road Madison, AL 35758.

All Ford Cruise In

Fundraisers Annual Car Show supporting local Non-profits. Huntsville/ Madison Co. Veterans Memorial Food Vendors Family Fun with some Childrens activities Automotive and Performance Vendors. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: $15.00 for Car Show registrants. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Woody Anderson Ford 2500 Jordan Lane Huntsville, Alabama 35816.

Scarecrow Trail

Outdoor Activities & Festivals What a great team building, family bonding or youth group exercise! Build a scarecrow or hay bale art project for the Garden. This year it’s all about different community professions: policeman, fireman, doctor, lawyer, teacher, scientist - whatever profession you want to create. Make a crow/hay bale art that represents what your company does, what you do, or what you aspire to do. Scarecrow installation is August 22 – September 2. Frames to build your scarecrow on are available at the Garden. All entries receive an engraved plaque with your Scarecrow or Haybale Art  name and organization. Great prizes and great fun: 1st place Scarecrow - $250 • 2nd place Scarecrow - $100 3rd place Scarecrow - $50 • 1st Place Haybale Art - $100 Voting begins Labor Day weekend and continues through the end of September. If you are interested in having your own crow in the garden contact Tamara Huron, thuron@hsvbg.org for entry forms or additional information. Scarecrows  ...  Haybales  ...  Sorghum Maze  ...  Weeken… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Adults $12, Kids $8. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Houses, Huts & Habitats

Educational & Lecture KNOCK KNOCK – WHO LIVES THERE? We all need a place we call home. Enjoy the fresh air of the Huntsville Botanical Garden this summer and explore the homes of creatures real and imaginary. Get your climb on as you scramble through larger-than-life human and animal habitats designed just for kids and their imagination. Peek inside the enchanted Gnome Dome. Poke around an Old Western Fort. Pretend you’re an eagle perched on the edge of a Supersized Nest ready to soar. Dens, Lodges, Webs, Caves, Shelters – where you live says a lot about who you are. Learn about creatures and their Houses, Huts, and Habitats in this thrilling hands-on play space called home. Bring the kids and watch their imagination grow. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=5&end_day=5&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=281. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

ISS: Science on Orbit

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s “ISS: Science on Orbit” exhibit provides visitors with a true sense of what it’s like to live and work in space. This NASA grant-funded exhibit begins with a model of NASA’s Payload Operations Integration Center, where scientists and engineers on Earth manage the complex, international science experiments astronauts conduct on the International Space Station. Two mockups of ISS modules contain 20 full-scale replica racks that illustrate the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems, the food astronauts consume and a sleeping berth, among other necessary aspects of life and work aboard the station. A connecting node contains a full-scale replica of the Cupola Observation Module, which provides ISS astronauts their view of space and the Earth below. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/01.01.16/iss-science-orbit. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Purdy Butterfly House

Educational & Lecture This beautiful, soaring 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking the entrance pond is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters. Waterfall, ponds, streams, lush vegetation and flowering plants invite visitors to experience this varied and colorful collection of flora and fauna. The Purdy Butterfly House is open May through September annually. Garden admission fees include entry into the Purdy Butterfly House. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=16&start_year=2016&end_month=2&end_day=13&end_year=2017&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=37. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

The Science of Archimedes

Educational & Lecture This exhibit showcases inventions and scientific discoveries of Archimedes, the “Father of Modern Science” and takes guests on a journey through history and science with a look at the machines of the ancient world. While the concepts are centuries old, many of these ancient technologies have been adapted for use today. With computer-modeled animations, interactive machines and an activity station for ages 3 to 14, this exhibit is designed for all ages. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/08.06.16/science-archimedes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Whimsical and Woolly Woods

Educational & Lecture The Whimsical Woods are back with more whimsy than ever! By popular demand, Burritt on the Mountain has brought our very first original, educational, summer game back and added a colorful twist. Once again the Historic Park features stories from 19th century children’s literature and for a lively touch we’ve added yarn bombing, a popular world-wide craze where unexpected items are covered in decorative yarn. Children 3-11 are having a great time visiting the Whimsical & Woolly Woods and seeing the colorful, woolly creations that are covering the park. Many of your favorite storybook characters are back with some new friends to meet. Visit the Three Bears’ house, find Cinderella’s mice and climb in the Swiss Family Robinson’s Treehouse. Stroll through an Enchanted Forest full of fairies and woodland creatures. But watch out for lions and tigers and bears...Oh My! The yellow brick road curves near the poppy field and trees filled with silly monkeys. Try your hand at puppetry, the giant’s checker game and dre… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $8-10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/the-whimsical-and-woolly-woods-grand-opening. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Painted Pallet Project

Museums, Studios & Galleries Be sure to visit our newest exhibit of over 40 Painted Pallets on display near Hammock Haven in the Garden. Local artists have given life to our nature theme. Butterflies, trees, waterlilies, dogs and even zebras are on display until October 31, 2016. Some pallets are being donated to the Garden for a silent auction at our Annual Dinner in September. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&type=calendar&viewMoreType=events&typeID=272. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Fitness Room

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Breakfast Trolley Tour

Downtown Huntsville Enjoy a muffin and coffee while touring Downtown Huntsville and the Twickenham Historic District, summer Saturdays at 10am. Our "vintage-inspired" trolley bus leaves from Alabama Constitution Village, 109 Gates Ave. each Saturday, June through September. Venue/ Attraction: Constitution Village. Cost: $18. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

College Football Saturdays at The Lumberyard

Social Events & More Catch your games in Downtown's Backyard all season long. All day $12.50 Buckets of Beer & $6 Wings. Big Screen TVs on Patio. Games on all TVs all day. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – Sunday, September 4, 2016, 12:00 AM.

Super Saturdays - Introduction to Geocaching and Letterboxing

Educational & Lecture Each month, Burritt will host a Super Saturday. Join us for Saturdays that your family will find SUPER fun (and educational too)! Introduction to Geocaching and Letterboxing – Do you like to solve puzzles and riddles?   Then come have fun learning about the Victorian scavenger hunt called letterboxing and the high-tech scavenger hunt using GPS technology called Geocaching.  We will learn the history of these two activities and then try our luck hunting for the Burritt Letterbox and Geocache.  When we find the letterbox you can use your own rubber stamp or one we provide to leave your mark in our log book.  We have one GPS device to help us locate the geocache but you are welcome to bring your own or use your smartphone and the geocaching app to find the hidden cache on the mountain.  We will offer this class 3 times on Saturday, September 3rd at 10am, Noon, and 2pm. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/super-saturdays-introduction-to-geocaching-and-letterboxing. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Flying Monkey Artist Market

Museums, Studios & Galleries Every Saturday, stroll through our vibrant hall as Artist Market vendors occupy the spaces between the diverse and eclectic studios of Flying Monkey Arts. Prepare to be amused, amazed, and delighted by local artists and craftsmen. More info: www.lowemill.net Located at the Flying Monkey Arts 2nd floor of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Anna Sue Courtney at squeakingtribe@gmail.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Open-Air Market at Lowe Mill

Museums, Studios & Galleries Come celebrate the farming season during our first-ever season of Open Air Market at Lowe Mill A&E. Shop an array of fresh, locally grown produce, handmade crafts, goods and more every Saturday from April 2 thru October 29, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m (except Aug 6). Farmers, artists, and makers are invited to bring their products to market where the public can shop local and regional goods. Our market gives patrons the opportunity to buy local while meeting the hands who grown and sow their produce or make their favorite regionally crafted good. The market is free to attend. Check the official Open Air Market website for more information: www.lowemill.net/openairmarket. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Zumba

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Optimist Recreation Center 703 Oakwood Ave Huntsville, AL 35811.

Pokemon GO Takes Over OBB

Kids Old Black Bear Brewing Company and Komai's Oh My are teaming up to bring Pokémon GO to Downtown Madison! Pokéstops will be loaded with Lures, there will be food & drink specials, contests, TONS of prizes, and Pokémon GO merchandise for sale. Bring your favorite Trainer friends & family and get ready to Catch `Em All! Venue/ Attraction: Old Black Bear Brewing Company. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM.

Downtown Dish Food Tour

Outdoor Activities & Festivals This 3 hour guided walking tour winds through Huntsville, Alabama’s historic downtown streets and parks, visiting six unique food tasting locations. You will get an inside look at the restaurants, specialty shops, and “mom and pop” establishments that make downtown a truly special place to visit. Come explore the history and culture of downtown, and taste the highlights of the Rocket City. Cost: $49. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvillefoodtours.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville Route.

Teen Hangout Weekend

Educational & Lecture Come get creative with Ms. Shalis! We will do art, crafts and DIY projects. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Paint Your Own Pottery-State Plate

Museums, Studios & Galleries Paint your own Alabama State plate. Want to paint it your team colors to use for snacks during football season? Or use your favorite colors so you can enjoy it all year? Either way, join us for this fun project. At the end of the class, you will leave your plate to be fired and picked up in two weeks. Located in Designbyhart Pottery Studio #2009. Register online at designbyhartpottery.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $45. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Popsicles Kids Painting at Spirited Art

Educational & Lecture Bring your friends and paint some popsicles and then you get to pick your own popsicle to eat in the studio! Yummy! Doors open at 1:45pm Ages 5 and up. Venue/ Attraction: Spirited Art. Cost: $25. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://myspiritedart.rezclick.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Pottery Lab-Handmade Ceramic Jewelry

Social Events & More Personalize your jewelry collection or make customized gifts. There are lots of fun ways to make unique ceramic jewelry. On Saturday, September 3, you will create beads, pendants, bracelets and/or rings using simple to advanced techniques. You will leave them to dry and be fired. Designbyhart Pottery Studio #2009 Ages: 12-Adult. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $60. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Huntsville Ghost Walk

Downtown Huntsville The Huntsville Ghost Walk will begin another chilling season on Saturday, June 4, 2016. All tours begin at Harrison Brothers Hardware Store, located at 124 South Side Square, promptly at 6 p.m. You choose one of three guided tours through the Twickenham District, the Old Town District, or the Downtown District. The dates for the Spooks and Spokes Bicycle Tour will be announced later. These also occur at 6 p.m. Bicycle riders must be over 12 and provide a bicycle and helmet. Hear stories from Huntsville’s haunted past and learn why the spirits remain. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. The Trolley will run every Saturday in September and October, plus Fridays in October. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for kids twelve and under. Tours are every Saturday, June through October. See www.huntsvilleghostwalk.com or call (256) 509-3940 for more information. Venue/ Attraction: Harrison Brothers Hardware. Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Decatur Ghost Walk

Educational & Lecture Ghosts of Union soldiers who died during the war wait for a train to stop for their bodies. They tell us their pocket watches have been taken and they do not know what time it is. 150 years after the war, they still wait for the train. Although Dead Man’s Alley has been covered up and forgotten, it was the location of several sinister murders that still leave visitors uneasy. The ghost of infamous riverboat captain Simp McGhee wanders along Bank Street, raging at his fate. Hear these stories, and many more, on our newest tour, the Decatur Ghost Walk! Tours begin promptly at 6 p.m. every Saturday in September and October, on the steps of the Old State Bank on Bank Street. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for kids 12 and under. Buy your tickets 30 minutes before tour time. You may call us at 256-509-3940, friend Decatur Ghost Walk on Facebook, or e-mail Jacque@HuntsvilleGhostWalk.com to get the most up-to-date information! We look forward to seeing you! Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Old State Bank Bank St Decatur, AL.

Down South Hip Hop Show featuring Lil Boosie

Downtown Huntsville Down South Hip Hop Show featuring Lil Boosie with special guest star appearance by DJ Mannie Fresh in the VBC Mark C. Smith Concert Hall Sept. 3rd at 7pm. All seats are reserved for $73, $62 & $46. Tickets go on sale Wed. July 13th at 10am. Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and all Ticketmaster outlets. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $73, $62 & $46. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Alabama Football at USC

Sports University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Football. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Arlington, TX.

347 and Aaron Blades

Downtown Huntsville Live music at the Furniture Factory. 347 on patio; Aaron Blades inside. Venue/ Attraction: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 8:00 PM – Sunday, September 4, 2016, 12:00 AM.

Auburn Football vs Clemson

Sports University of Auburn Football. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Auburn, AL.

Mystic Circus: Fly of Die Tour

Museums, Studios & Galleries Mystic Circus returns to the Flying Monkey Arts Theatre on the second floor of the south building for one night only. This Phoenix based touring circus troupe combines circus, sideshow, burlesque, and performance art for an unforgettable evening.  More info: www.lowemill.net. Located in the Flying Monkey Theatre at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $12. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 8:30 PM – 10:45 PM.

Live Music: Greg Staggs

Downtown Huntsville Live Music in The Kiln after the Alabama Game. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9:00 PM – Sunday, September 4, 2016, 12:00 AM.

ISS: Science on Orbit

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s “ISS: Science on Orbit” exhibit provides visitors with a true sense of what it’s like to live and work in space. This NASA grant-funded exhibit begins with a model of NASA’s Payload Operations Integration Center, where scientists and engineers on Earth manage the complex, international science experiments astronauts conduct on the International Space Station. Two mockups of ISS modules contain 20 full-scale replica racks that illustrate the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems, the food astronauts consume and a sleeping berth, among other necessary aspects of life and work aboard the station. A connecting node contains a full-scale replica of the Cupola Observation Module, which provides ISS astronauts their view of space and the Earth below. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/01.01.16/iss-science-orbit. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

The Science of Archimedes

Educational & Lecture This exhibit showcases inventions and scientific discoveries of Archimedes, the “Father of Modern Science” and takes guests on a journey through history and science with a look at the machines of the ancient world. While the concepts are centuries old, many of these ancient technologies have been adapted for use today. With computer-modeled animations, interactive machines and an activity station for ages 3 to 14, this exhibit is designed for all ages. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/08.06.16/science-archimedes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

11th Annual Caribbean Day in the Park

Outdoor Activities & Festivals The Caribbean Association of North Alabama Inc (CANA) will host the largest North Alabama Family Fun Day - 11th Annual Caribbean Day at The Park, an Alabamian event from a Caribbean perspective, on Sunday, September 4, 2016 from 12 noon to 6pm at Stoner Field Park located on 3715 Bragg St in Huntsville, Alabama. The purpose of the event is to introduce the public to the Caribbean culture, cuisine and lifestyle in a family-friendly environment. A host of vendors selling curried, jerk, and stewed delicacies, as well as scores of other food and non-food items, will be on site to serve the festive crowd. There will be a string of free activities such as face-painting, arts & crafts, Caribbean board games, musical chairs and a dozen others geared towards children and the entire family. Attendees will be treated with a slew of Caribbean entertainment, like live reggae and salsa bands, karaoke contest, Caribbean dancing and performances by Soca Music artist. Expect an amazing display of Caribbean cult… Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 11:55 AM – 6:55 PM. Stonerfield Park 3715 Bragg Street NW Huntsville, AL 35810.

Scarecrow Trail

Outdoor Activities & Festivals What a great team building, family bonding or youth group exercise! Build a scarecrow or hay bale art project for the Garden. This year it’s all about different community professions: policeman, fireman, doctor, lawyer, teacher, scientist - whatever profession you want to create. Make a crow/hay bale art that represents what your company does, what you do, or what you aspire to do. Scarecrow installation is August 22 – September 2. Frames to build your scarecrow on are available at the Garden. All entries receive an engraved plaque with your Scarecrow or Haybale Art  name and organization. Great prizes and great fun: 1st place Scarecrow - $250 • 2nd place Scarecrow - $100 3rd place Scarecrow - $50 • 1st Place Haybale Art - $100 Voting begins Labor Day weekend and continues through the end of September. If you are interested in having your own crow in the garden contact Tamara Huron, thuron@hsvbg.org for entry forms or additional information. Scarecrows  ...  Haybales  ...  Sorghum Maze  ...  Weeken… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Adults $12, Kids $8. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Houses, Huts & Habitats

Educational & Lecture KNOCK KNOCK – WHO LIVES THERE? We all need a place we call home. Enjoy the fresh air of the Huntsville Botanical Garden this summer and explore the homes of creatures real and imaginary. Get your climb on as you scramble through larger-than-life human and animal habitats designed just for kids and their imagination. Peek inside the enchanted Gnome Dome. Poke around an Old Western Fort. Pretend you’re an eagle perched on the edge of a Supersized Nest ready to soar. Dens, Lodges, Webs, Caves, Shelters – where you live says a lot about who you are. Learn about creatures and their Houses, Huts, and Habitats in this thrilling hands-on play space called home. Bring the kids and watch their imagination grow. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=5&end_day=5&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=281. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Purdy Butterfly House

Educational & Lecture This beautiful, soaring 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking the entrance pond is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters. Waterfall, ponds, streams, lush vegetation and flowering plants invite visitors to experience this varied and colorful collection of flora and fauna. The Purdy Butterfly House is open May through September annually. Garden admission fees include entry into the Purdy Butterfly House. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=16&start_year=2016&end_month=2&end_day=13&end_year=2017&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=37. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Whimsical and Woolly Woods

Educational & Lecture The Whimsical Woods are back with more whimsy than ever! By popular demand, Burritt on the Mountain has brought our very first original, educational, summer game back and added a colorful twist. Once again the Historic Park features stories from 19th century children’s literature and for a lively touch we’ve added yarn bombing, a popular world-wide craze where unexpected items are covered in decorative yarn. Children 3-11 are having a great time visiting the Whimsical & Woolly Woods and seeing the colorful, woolly creations that are covering the park. Many of your favorite storybook characters are back with some new friends to meet. Visit the Three Bears’ house, find Cinderella’s mice and climb in the Swiss Family Robinson’s Treehouse. Stroll through an Enchanted Forest full of fairies and woodland creatures. But watch out for lions and tigers and bears...Oh My! The yellow brick road curves near the poppy field and trees filled with silly monkeys. Try your hand at puppetry, the giant’s checker game and dre… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $8-10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/the-whimsical-and-woolly-woods-grand-opening. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Painted Pallet Project

Museums, Studios & Galleries Be sure to visit our newest exhibit of over 40 Painted Pallets on display near Hammock Haven in the Garden. Local artists have given life to our nature theme. Butterflies, trees, waterlilies, dogs and even zebras are on display until October 31, 2016. Some pallets are being donated to the Garden for a silent auction at our Annual Dinner in September. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&type=calendar&viewMoreType=events&typeID=272. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Fitness Room

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Family Open Studio at Spirited Art

Educational & Lecture Open Studio is a smaller class where you can recreate one of Spirited Art’s paintings. Teachers will be available for questions but this is not a step-by-step instruction style class. Please leave a comment with your painting selection. Paint is pre-mixed and templates are pre-traced to help our smallest painters! We ask that parents stay to assist their child. Please select a painting from the KID'S or FAMILY category of paintings. To view all the kids & family paintings that we offer, click the link: http://www.myspiritedart.com/current-paintings/ and enter the password: spirited16, when prompted. Venue/ Attraction: Spirited Art. Cost: $25. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://myspiritedart.rezclick.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alabama Filmmakers Monthly Workshop

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us for a workshop on the basics of filmmaking. Workshops range from presentations, hands on activities, discussions or guest speakers. This workshop is FREE and open to all. The focus of these workshops is to encourage new and experienced filmmakers to study their craft in a friendly supportive environment. More info: www.lowemill.net. Located at the Film Co-op 251 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Jazz in the Park Huntsville

Music The City of Huntsville's Office of Multicultural Affairs and Magic City Smooth Jazz will team up to present a free jazz concert series each Sunday in September at Big Springs Park from 6 - 9 p.m. The community is encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic for this event. Tentative Schedule: September 4: Alex Banks/Lin Rountree September 11: Roland Gresham/Dee Lucas September 18: Jazmin Ghent/Althea Rene September 25: Committed/Vincent Ingala The mission of Magic City Smooth Jazz is to expose and engage audiences in culturally underserved communities in the State of Alabama to various styles of jazz music at no cost to the public. The City of Huntsville's Office of Multicultural Affairs supports the Mayor's community outreach effort in serving diverse ethnic cultures, encouraging understanding, goodwill, and promoting justice between and among Huntsville's international citizens. Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: www.magiccitysmoothjazz.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Live Music: Backyard Jams Sunday Concert Series

Downtown Huntsville FREE concert in Downtown's Backyard. The grill fires up at 6. Music starts at 7. Join us for this family-friendly concert. Jam sessions and shop talk are encouraged before and after the show, so bring your instruments and join in. Backyard Jams Concert Series is produced in coordination with Barry Billings. Billings is a Shoals Musician with a storied history. He has recently played with Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. Billing's song "Brother John" is featured on the 2015 Grammy-winning album Muscle Shoals Recordings by the Steel Drivers and is known as one of the highlights of the album. He has recorded with The Swampers and traveled with Marie Osmand and the Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Free Vintage Video Gaming

Downtown Huntsville Stop in to A.M. Booth's Lumberyard Kiln for vintage video gaming every Sunday at 7. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 4, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Fitness Room

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 5, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Scarecrow Trail

Outdoor Activities & Festivals What a great team building, family bonding or youth group exercise! Build a scarecrow or hay bale art project for the Garden. This year it’s all about different community professions: policeman, fireman, doctor, lawyer, teacher, scientist - whatever profession you want to create. Make a crow/hay bale art that represents what your company does, what you do, or what you aspire to do. Scarecrow installation is August 22 – September 2. Frames to build your scarecrow on are available at the Garden. All entries receive an engraved plaque with your Scarecrow or Haybale Art  name and organization. Great prizes and great fun: 1st place Scarecrow - $250 • 2nd place Scarecrow - $100 3rd place Scarecrow - $50 • 1st Place Haybale Art - $100 Voting begins Labor Day weekend and continues through the end of September. If you are interested in having your own crow in the garden contact Tamara Huron, thuron@hsvbg.org for entry forms or additional information. Scarecrows  ...  Haybales  ...  Sorghum Maze  ...  Weeken… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Adults $12, Kids $8. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 5, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Houses, Huts & Habitats

Educational & Lecture KNOCK KNOCK – WHO LIVES THERE? We all need a place we call home. Enjoy the fresh air of the Huntsville Botanical Garden this summer and explore the homes of creatures real and imaginary. Get your climb on as you scramble through larger-than-life human and animal habitats designed just for kids and their imagination. Peek inside the enchanted Gnome Dome. Poke around an Old Western Fort. Pretend you’re an eagle perched on the edge of a Supersized Nest ready to soar. Dens, Lodges, Webs, Caves, Shelters – where you live says a lot about who you are. Learn about creatures and their Houses, Huts, and Habitats in this thrilling hands-on play space called home. Bring the kids and watch their imagination grow. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=5&end_day=5&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=281. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 5, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

ISS: Science on Orbit

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s “ISS: Science on Orbit” exhibit provides visitors with a true sense of what it’s like to live and work in space. This NASA grant-funded exhibit begins with a model of NASA’s Payload Operations Integration Center, where scientists and engineers on Earth manage the complex, international science experiments astronauts conduct on the International Space Station. Two mockups of ISS modules contain 20 full-scale replica racks that illustrate the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems, the food astronauts consume and a sleeping berth, among other necessary aspects of life and work aboard the station. A connecting node contains a full-scale replica of the Cupola Observation Module, which provides ISS astronauts their view of space and the Earth below. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/01.01.16/iss-science-orbit. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 5, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Purdy Butterfly House

Educational & Lecture This beautiful, soaring 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking the entrance pond is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters. Waterfall, ponds, streams, lush vegetation and flowering plants invite visitors to experience this varied and colorful collection of flora and fauna. The Purdy Butterfly House is open May through September annually. Garden admission fees include entry into the Purdy Butterfly House. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=16&start_year=2016&end_month=2&end_day=13&end_year=2017&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=37. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 5, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

The Science of Archimedes

Educational & Lecture This exhibit showcases inventions and scientific discoveries of Archimedes, the “Father of Modern Science” and takes guests on a journey through history and science with a look at the machines of the ancient world. While the concepts are centuries old, many of these ancient technologies have been adapted for use today. With computer-modeled animations, interactive machines and an activity station for ages 3 to 14, this exhibit is designed for all ages. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/08.06.16/science-archimedes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 5, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Whimsical and Woolly Woods

Educational & Lecture The Whimsical Woods are back with more whimsy than ever! By popular demand, Burritt on the Mountain has brought our very first original, educational, summer game back and added a colorful twist. Once again the Historic Park features stories from 19th century children’s literature and for a lively touch we’ve added yarn bombing, a popular world-wide craze where unexpected items are covered in decorative yarn. Children 3-11 are having a great time visiting the Whimsical & Woolly Woods and seeing the colorful, woolly creations that are covering the park. Many of your favorite storybook characters are back with some new friends to meet. Visit the Three Bears’ house, find Cinderella’s mice and climb in the Swiss Family Robinson’s Treehouse. Stroll through an Enchanted Forest full of fairies and woodland creatures. But watch out for lions and tigers and bears...Oh My! The yellow brick road curves near the poppy field and trees filled with silly monkeys. Try your hand at puppetry, the giant’s checker game and dre… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $8-10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/the-whimsical-and-woolly-woods-grand-opening. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 5, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Painted Pallet Project

Museums, Studios & Galleries Be sure to visit our newest exhibit of over 40 Painted Pallets on display near Hammock Haven in the Garden. Local artists have given life to our nature theme. Butterflies, trees, waterlilies, dogs and even zebras are on display until October 31, 2016. Some pallets are being donated to the Garden for a silent auction at our Annual Dinner in September. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&type=calendar&viewMoreType=events&typeID=272. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 5, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Strength, Balance and Fitness Class for Adults

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 5, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Fern Bell Recreation Center 107 A Sanders Road Huntsville, AL 35802.

Labor Day Open Jump!

Kids Celebrate your holiday with us on Labor Day! Monday, September 5th 12-2pm Admission is $8.50+tax per child. Parents are FREE. Socks and a signed waiver are required. Venue/ Attraction: Pump It Up. Cost: $8.50+tax per child. Event Web Link: https://www.pumpitupparty.com/huntsville-al/other-ways-to-play/special-events/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 5, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Adult Aerobics

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 5, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Center 4600 Blue Spring Rd Huntsville, AL 35801.

Men Adult Basketball (45+ years old)

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 5, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Scruggs Community Center 600 Davis Cir Huntsville, AL 35801.

40+ Adult Basketball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Fern Bell Recreation Center 107 A Sanders Road Huntsville, AL 35802.

West Coast Swing Dancing

Healthy Huntsville If you don't know how to dance but want to give it a try- this is the perfect opportunity for you. There are two free classes Monday night starting at 7:15pm. Class 1 is for absolute beginners. Class 2 is for experienced dancers. At 8pm we have our social dance until close. Again this is all absolutely free. It is always a great time on Monday Nights at Rocket Republic. Venue/ Attraction: Rocket Republic Brew. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 5, 2016, 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM.

Hike Hays

Educational & Lecture Enjoy a relaxing, yet energizing, morning of Yoga taught by Whitnye Rose beside the gentle flowing waters of the Flint River in Hays Nature Preserve. Bring your Yoga mat or a towel and dress comfortably. In the event of inclement weather, the session will be canceled. Status will be posted on Facebook Operation Green Team and Twitter @HsvGreenTeam if weather is questionable. Venue/ Attraction: Hays Nature Preserve. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvcity.com/greenteam/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

Kiwanis Little Learners

Downtown Huntsville Kiwanis Little Learners is a five week session where your librarians create a play center for parents and caregivers to bring their young child, birth-age three, to play and informally meet with family resource professionals. During our five weeks we learn about early literacy; nutrition; speech, hearing, and language; and child development. Our play area materials were purchased with generous gifts from Huntsville Library Foundation and Rocket City Mom. Sign-ups are required. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 256-532-5949, or by e-mailing Melissa Shuman at mshuman@hmcpl.org. Sessions last for an hour and fifteen minutes. Space is limited to sixteen children between the ages of birth to three. This event requires registration. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://al.evanced.info/hmcpl/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=45779. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 5:30 AM – 7:30 AM.

Fitness Room

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Scarecrow Trail

Outdoor Activities & Festivals What a great team building, family bonding or youth group exercise! Build a scarecrow or hay bale art project for the Garden. This year it’s all about different community professions: policeman, fireman, doctor, lawyer, teacher, scientist - whatever profession you want to create. Make a crow/hay bale art that represents what your company does, what you do, or what you aspire to do. Scarecrow installation is August 22 – September 2. Frames to build your scarecrow on are available at the Garden. All entries receive an engraved plaque with your Scarecrow or Haybale Art  name and organization. Great prizes and great fun: 1st place Scarecrow - $250 • 2nd place Scarecrow - $100 3rd place Scarecrow - $50 • 1st Place Haybale Art - $100 Voting begins Labor Day weekend and continues through the end of September. If you are interested in having your own crow in the garden contact Tamara Huron, thuron@hsvbg.org for entry forms or additional information. Scarecrows  ...  Haybales  ...  Sorghum Maze  ...  Weeken… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Adults $12, Kids $8. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Houses, Huts & Habitats

Educational & Lecture KNOCK KNOCK – WHO LIVES THERE? We all need a place we call home. Enjoy the fresh air of the Huntsville Botanical Garden this summer and explore the homes of creatures real and imaginary. Get your climb on as you scramble through larger-than-life human and animal habitats designed just for kids and their imagination. Peek inside the enchanted Gnome Dome. Poke around an Old Western Fort. Pretend you’re an eagle perched on the edge of a Supersized Nest ready to soar. Dens, Lodges, Webs, Caves, Shelters – where you live says a lot about who you are. Learn about creatures and their Houses, Huts, and Habitats in this thrilling hands-on play space called home. Bring the kids and watch their imagination grow. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=5&end_day=5&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=281. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

ISS: Science on Orbit

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s “ISS: Science on Orbit” exhibit provides visitors with a true sense of what it’s like to live and work in space. This NASA grant-funded exhibit begins with a model of NASA’s Payload Operations Integration Center, where scientists and engineers on Earth manage the complex, international science experiments astronauts conduct on the International Space Station. Two mockups of ISS modules contain 20 full-scale replica racks that illustrate the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems, the food astronauts consume and a sleeping berth, among other necessary aspects of life and work aboard the station. A connecting node contains a full-scale replica of the Cupola Observation Module, which provides ISS astronauts their view of space and the Earth below. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/01.01.16/iss-science-orbit. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Purdy Butterfly House

Educational & Lecture This beautiful, soaring 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking the entrance pond is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters. Waterfall, ponds, streams, lush vegetation and flowering plants invite visitors to experience this varied and colorful collection of flora and fauna. The Purdy Butterfly House is open May through September annually. Garden admission fees include entry into the Purdy Butterfly House. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=16&start_year=2016&end_month=2&end_day=13&end_year=2017&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=37. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

The Science of Archimedes

Educational & Lecture This exhibit showcases inventions and scientific discoveries of Archimedes, the “Father of Modern Science” and takes guests on a journey through history and science with a look at the machines of the ancient world. While the concepts are centuries old, many of these ancient technologies have been adapted for use today. With computer-modeled animations, interactive machines and an activity station for ages 3 to 14, this exhibit is designed for all ages. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/08.06.16/science-archimedes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Whimsical and Woolly Woods

Educational & Lecture The Whimsical Woods are back with more whimsy than ever! By popular demand, Burritt on the Mountain has brought our very first original, educational, summer game back and added a colorful twist. Once again the Historic Park features stories from 19th century children’s literature and for a lively touch we’ve added yarn bombing, a popular world-wide craze where unexpected items are covered in decorative yarn. Children 3-11 are having a great time visiting the Whimsical & Woolly Woods and seeing the colorful, woolly creations that are covering the park. Many of your favorite storybook characters are back with some new friends to meet. Visit the Three Bears’ house, find Cinderella’s mice and climb in the Swiss Family Robinson’s Treehouse. Stroll through an Enchanted Forest full of fairies and woodland creatures. But watch out for lions and tigers and bears...Oh My! The yellow brick road curves near the poppy field and trees filled with silly monkeys. Try your hand at puppetry, the giant’s checker game and dre… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $8-10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/the-whimsical-and-woolly-woods-grand-opening. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Painted Pallet Project

Museums, Studios & Galleries Be sure to visit our newest exhibit of over 40 Painted Pallets on display near Hammock Haven in the Garden. Local artists have given life to our nature theme. Butterflies, trees, waterlilies, dogs and even zebras are on display until October 31, 2016. Some pallets are being donated to the Garden for a silent auction at our Annual Dinner in September. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&type=calendar&viewMoreType=events&typeID=272. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Junior Master Gardener: Learn Grow, Eat & GO!

Museums, Studios & Galleries Growing good kids through an interdisciplinary program combining academic achievement, gardening, nutrient-dense food experiences, physical activity and family engagement. Each weekly class at HBG will combine a lesson, gardening activities, fresh food tastings and student garden journals to increase basic knowledge of nutrition through vegetable gardening in a healthy environment.  We will progress through the steps of planning and planting a garden, maintaining that garden and harvesting and cooking what we grow. Along the way we will include more details on topics like composting and natural pest management. All outdoor activities are weather allowing. Children ranging from Kindergarten to Eighth Grade are welcome to attend the program along with parents. We will have age appropriate activities for everyone. You can come for one session or come for them all. Just click on the dates below to register. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $10/student Non-members; $8/student Members; Parents are free to attend. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=classesCamp&typeID=264. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Free Play Basketball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Berachah Gym 3011 B Sparkman Dr Huntsville, AL 35810.

Tween Art Classes, Morning Session

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monthly series of classes (4 Tuesdays) covering art elements and principles, color theory, and exploration of dry media such as graphite, colored pencils, charcoal, and pastels. We will focus mainly on drawing techniques at this time. These classes are aimed at the more serious art student looking to expand his or her knowledge and skill. Ages: 9 – 12 Fee: $70, supplies included. More info: www.lowemill.net Located at ChromAddict Studio 2025 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $70. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM.

Free Play Basketball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Goldsmith-Schiffman Gym 1210 Taylor Rd Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763.

Pickleball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Max Luther Community Center 207 Max Luther Dr Huntsville, AL 35810.

Tremendous Toddlers

Educational & Lecture A fun, engaging storytime for toddlers! Enjoy books, songs, felt board rhymes, and a craft. Best for ages 2-up. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tuesdays at 2

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us in the Historic Park to learn about a historic craft or chore. You may be able to try your hand at it! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: included with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Latham Farmers Market

Seasonal We are a weekly farmers market that brings local farmers and artisans together to nourish our community. Every week we offer activities for the kids, live music, and recycling services. We accept cash or credit cards and double your bucks when you use your EBT card. There is parking on site and it is always free to attend. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Latham United Methodist Church 109 Weatherly Rd SE Huntsville, AL 35803.

Adult Aerobics

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Center 4600 Blue Spring Rd Huntsville, AL 35801.

Trivia Tuesday

Downtown Huntsville Meet us every Tuesday in Spazio Pizza & Taps for free trivia night! You can play individually or as a team, with the winning teams or individuals receiving a Whole Foods Market gift card. There will also be Whole Foods goodies for the 2nd and 3rd place teams. All participants will receive $1 off pints! Venue/ Attraction: Whole Foods Market Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

AAUW:Opportunities, Outreach, Optimism

Educational & Lecture Come out to the American Association of University Women's kickoff meeting of the year. We will feature our sponsored National and Local opportunities for young women and girls to include our leadership conference and STEM camp. We will also highlight our study groups for the year such as our Adelante Book Group and Cocktails & Convos events! more information can be found on our website or follow us online @aauwhuntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM. Covenant Presbyterian 301 Drake Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35802.

Tween Art Classes, Morning Session

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monthly series of classes (4 Tuesdays) covering art elements and principles, color theory, and exploration of dry media such as graphite, colored pencils, charcoal, and pastels. We will focus mainly on drawing techniques at this time. These classes are aimed at the more serious art student looking to expand his or her knowledge and skill. Ages: 9 – 12 Fee: $70, supplies included. More info: www.lowemill.net Located at ChromAddict Studio 2025 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $70. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM.

Birds Nest Fundraiser for Operation Green Team

Educational & Lecture We love the idea of creating art and conversation while raising money to help our community. We will donate $10 per seat from this class to Operation Green Team. Doors open at 6pm. Ages 16 and up. Venue/ Attraction: Spirited Art. Cost: $35. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://myspiritedart.rezclick.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Game Night

Social Events & More Bring your friends and your favorite game enjoy beer and board games at Straight to Ale. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale (Leeman Ferry Rd). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

HSV West Coast Swing Dance

Social Events & More Rocket Westies are offering west coast swing beginner and intermediate dance classes on Tuesday nights from 7-8PM, followed by open dancing until 10PM. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just got out of your first beginner class, you’ll have a wonderful time. Have a song you really enjoy dancing to? Feel free to make a request! More info: www.lowemill.net Located in the Flying Monkey Theatre on the 2nd Floor of Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Fitness Room

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Scarecrow Trail

Outdoor Activities & Festivals What a great team building, family bonding or youth group exercise! Build a scarecrow or hay bale art project for the Garden. This year it’s all about different community professions: policeman, fireman, doctor, lawyer, teacher, scientist - whatever profession you want to create. Make a crow/hay bale art that represents what your company does, what you do, or what you aspire to do. Scarecrow installation is August 22 – September 2. Frames to build your scarecrow on are available at the Garden. All entries receive an engraved plaque with your Scarecrow or Haybale Art  name and organization. Great prizes and great fun: 1st place Scarecrow - $250 • 2nd place Scarecrow - $100 3rd place Scarecrow - $50 • 1st Place Haybale Art - $100 Voting begins Labor Day weekend and continues through the end of September. If you are interested in having your own crow in the garden contact Tamara Huron, thuron@hsvbg.org for entry forms or additional information. Scarecrows  ...  Haybales  ...  Sorghum Maze  ...  Weeken… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Adults $12, Kids $8. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Houses, Huts & Habitats

Educational & Lecture KNOCK KNOCK – WHO LIVES THERE? We all need a place we call home. Enjoy the fresh air of the Huntsville Botanical Garden this summer and explore the homes of creatures real and imaginary. Get your climb on as you scramble through larger-than-life human and animal habitats designed just for kids and their imagination. Peek inside the enchanted Gnome Dome. Poke around an Old Western Fort. Pretend you’re an eagle perched on the edge of a Supersized Nest ready to soar. Dens, Lodges, Webs, Caves, Shelters – where you live says a lot about who you are. Learn about creatures and their Houses, Huts, and Habitats in this thrilling hands-on play space called home. Bring the kids and watch their imagination grow. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=11&start_year=2016&end_month=5&end_day=5&end_year=2016&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=events&typeID=281. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

ISS: Science on Orbit

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s “ISS: Science on Orbit” exhibit provides visitors with a true sense of what it’s like to live and work in space. This NASA grant-funded exhibit begins with a model of NASA’s Payload Operations Integration Center, where scientists and engineers on Earth manage the complex, international science experiments astronauts conduct on the International Space Station. Two mockups of ISS modules contain 20 full-scale replica racks that illustrate the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems, the food astronauts consume and a sleeping berth, among other necessary aspects of life and work aboard the station. A connecting node contains a full-scale replica of the Cupola Observation Module, which provides ISS astronauts their view of space and the Earth below. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/01.01.16/iss-science-orbit. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Purdy Butterfly House

Educational & Lecture This beautiful, soaring 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking the entrance pond is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters. Waterfall, ponds, streams, lush vegetation and flowering plants invite visitors to experience this varied and colorful collection of flora and fauna. The Purdy Butterfly House is open May through September annually. Garden admission fees include entry into the Purdy Butterfly House. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&sub2ID=&type=calendar&today=yes&nextMonth=yes&start_month=1&start_day=16&start_year=2016&end_month=2&end_day=13&end_year=2017&submit=See+Whats+Growing+On&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=37. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

The Science of Archimedes

Educational & Lecture This exhibit showcases inventions and scientific discoveries of Archimedes, the “Father of Modern Science” and takes guests on a journey through history and science with a look at the machines of the ancient world. While the concepts are centuries old, many of these ancient technologies have been adapted for use today. With computer-modeled animations, interactive machines and an activity station for ages 3 to 14, this exhibit is designed for all ages. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/08.06.16/science-archimedes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Whimsical and Woolly Woods

Educational & Lecture The Whimsical Woods are back with more whimsy than ever! By popular demand, Burritt on the Mountain has brought our very first original, educational, summer game back and added a colorful twist. Once again the Historic Park features stories from 19th century children’s literature and for a lively touch we’ve added yarn bombing, a popular world-wide craze where unexpected items are covered in decorative yarn. Children 3-11 are having a great time visiting the Whimsical & Woolly Woods and seeing the colorful, woolly creations that are covering the park. Many of your favorite storybook characters are back with some new friends to meet. Visit the Three Bears’ house, find Cinderella’s mice and climb in the Swiss Family Robinson’s Treehouse. Stroll through an Enchanted Forest full of fairies and woodland creatures. But watch out for lions and tigers and bears...Oh My! The yellow brick road curves near the poppy field and trees filled with silly monkeys. Try your hand at puppetry, the giant’s checker game and dre… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $8-10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/the-whimsical-and-woolly-woods-grand-opening. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Painted Pallet Project

Museums, Studios & Galleries Be sure to visit our newest exhibit of over 40 Painted Pallets on display near Hammock Haven in the Garden. Local artists have given life to our nature theme. Butterflies, trees, waterlilies, dogs and even zebras are on display until October 31, 2016. Some pallets are being donated to the Garden for a silent auction at our Annual Dinner in September. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=7&type=calendar&viewMoreType=events&typeID=272. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Strength, Balance and Fitness Class for Adults

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Fern Bell Recreation Center 107 A Sanders Road Huntsville, AL 35802.

Wiggles & Walking Story Time

Educational & Lecture A fun, active storytime for babies who have begun walking and their caregivers that includes short books, rhymes, and songs. Stick around after storytime for an easy crafting activity. For more information contact Ms. Julia at jhendon@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5949. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Art Basics

Museums, Studios & Galleries This is a series of four classes that begin on September 7th. Classes covering basic drawing and painting techniques, art elements and principles, and color theory. Students will help direct what mediums we use in class and may include charcoal, colored pencils, pastels, acrylic paint, mixed media, and others. This class is for the beginning art student looking to expand his or her knowledge and skill. More info: www.lowemill.net. Located in ChromAddict Studio 2025 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment.  Contact Carrie Alderfer at alderfer@chromaddict.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $120. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Play Basketball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Goldsmith-Schiffman Gym 1210 Taylor Rd Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763.

After School Art Class with Eleonora Stein

Educational & Lecture During art classes, children will engage in experimenting and producing work in many art forms like painting, drawing, sculpting, etc. Our main goal is to provide our students with a safe and creative environment so they feel free use their imagination and explore the art world. These programs are designed for pre-K, Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle school. More info: www.lowemill.net Located in Artis Studio 312 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Eleonora Stein at 256-272-1625 to reserve.  Home School: 1:00-2:15PM Ages 0-3: 2:15-3:30PM Ages 4-7: 3:30-4:45PM Ages 8-13: 5:00-6:15PM. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $12. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:15 PM.

Chinese Language and Culture for Kids with Confucius Institute LEVEL 2

Educational & Lecture This is an advanced beginner class for kids to learn the culture of China and Mandarin Chinese language with teachers from the Confucius Institute of Alabama A&M University. ***To enroll in the class you must have completed Level 1 of the class.** This class will meet weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm on the 3rd Floor in the Ranee Pruitt Room. There will be a $5 charge for the course booklet once classes begin. Parent or guardian has the option of the remaining in the room during the class but will be required to stay at the library during the duration of the program. This program is limited to 20 children (ages 6-18). You will be contacted before the start date of the program as a courtesy reminder. If you are wait-listed, you may be contacted in the event that another student is unable to attend all sessions. To sign up, please complete the online registration forms. Questions? Email call the Youth Services Department at 256-532-5949. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Adult Aerobics

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Center 4600 Blue Spring Rd Huntsville, AL 35801.

Wine Down Wednesdays

Downtown Huntsville Every Wednesday night is wine night in our Specialty department! Enjoy a free tasting and learn about new wines every Wednesday from 5-7pm. After you sample, enjoy $1 off glasses of wine in Spazio Pizza & Taps and a wood fired pizza too! Venue/ Attraction: Whole Foods Market Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

1st Wednesday Providence Car Show

Kids The Village of Providence Car Collectors Show in the park. The Village of Providence Arts and Entertainment District hours are Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 4 - 10 p.m. Friday evenings from 4 to 11 p.m. Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. During those times, patrons may purchase a beverage at one of the participating establishments, and stroll through the Village of Providence Arts & Entertainment District. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Village of Providence 7 Town Center Dr NW Huntsville, AL 35806.

Gentle Yoga

Downtown Huntsville Free Gentle Yoga Classes! Every Wednesday, 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm Every Thursday, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm All classes are taught by Meredith K. Anyone is welcome to attend. Classes are free and registration is not required. You may bring your own mat or use one of the library's. This class is beginner friendly. We work on balance, strength, flexibility, posture, breathing, meditation, and relaxation. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://facebook.com/yogaatmain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM.

Vinyl Grooves

Downtown Huntsville Join us for our first vinyl record club. Each month we will listen to one record in its entirety and discuss it afterwards. All music types and opinions welcome! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Comic Book Art and Illustration Classes

Educational & Lecture Students of all skill levels can learn comic book, graphic novel, and illustration techniques from two professional comic book artists: Kevin Stokes and Nathan Massengill. Students may join classes at any time. This is a fun yet challenging class for all skill levels. Work at your own pace on your own projects or receive personalized assignments from the instructors or try one of several SuperPowered Artists Challenges! Materials are simple, just bring drawing supplies of your choice or email us for a list of recommended materials. More info: www.lowemill.net Located in Superpowered Studios, Studio 113 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. For more information, contact Kevin Stokes at kevin77stokes@yahoo.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $25. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Colored Pencils: Tomatoes

Museums, Studios & Galleries If you are new to colored pencils, this is a good class to start with. We’ll work from the above photo of tomatoes, using the grid method. You will learn fundamental techniques like blending, creating realistic textures, highlights, and shadows. Demonstrations will be given in class and there will be time to work on our drawings together. Paper will be provided. Be prepared to work on your drawing at home in order to finish. If you have a smart phone or iPad, please bring it to draw from. More info: www.lowemill.net. Located in ChromAddict Studio 2025 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Carrie Alderfer at alderfer@chromaddict.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $120. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

40+ Adult Basketball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Fern Bell Recreation Center 107 A Sanders Road Huntsville, AL 35802.

Women Free Play Volleyball

Healthy Huntsville Free Healthy Huntsville events from the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Lakewood Community Center 3601 Kenwood Drive Huntsville, AL 35810.

Wildwood Swans at Spirited Art

Educational & Lecture You will love this painting! Join us on hump day to paint our gorgeous Wildwood Swans. Doors open at 6pm. Ages 16 and up. Venue/ Attraction: Spirited Art. Cost: $35. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://myspiritedart.rezclick.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Bluegrass Jam

Social Events & More Live bluegrass music by local musicians. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale (Leeman Ferry Rd). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.