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Ladies' Day Out

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Come join Huntsville Cabela's as we celebrate the growing number of women enjoying the outdoors with a Ladies' Day Out Event. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.cabelas.com/stores/store_info.jsp?pageName=069. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016 – Sunday, September 25, 2016. Cabela's 7090 Cabela Drive NW Huntsville, AL 35806.

Breakfast on the Square

Downtown Huntsville Come grab Saturday breakfast or brunch Downtown on the Square this summer! Every Saturday from 7-11 am in July and August there will be coffee from Hindsight Coffee Co. and tea from Piper And Leaf x Lowe Mill in addition to two or more food trucks. Watch this page for the announcement of the food trucks. The kick-off will be July 2nd with Washington Square Catering and Regale Cupcakery! Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1127156500684440/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

5K Run to Feed a Hungry Family

Fundraisers 5K to Feed Hungry Families in North Alabama. Come join us for the 5th annual 5K Walk For the Poor and 1K Challenge for kids! Medals will be awarded for each age group. Face painting, food, and fun for the whole family! DJ's from WAY-FM will provide the music. All proceeds go to N. AL food pantries and ministries. Hosted by the N. AL chapter of St. Vincent de Paul charity. Where? 2421 Shady Lane, Huntsville AL Our Lady Queen of the Universe Catholic Church. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Our Lady Queen of the Universe Catholic Church 2421 Shady Lane Huntsville, AL.

P&L Splendid Shindig Grand Opening Party

Fundraisers P&L x Strong Station Shop Grand Opening Party! Come out to the Splendid Shindig and help us celebrate. We had a lot of hurdles to overcome last winter resulting in a lengthy delay. We 'Soft Opened' in February 2016. With your support, we have been able to work on finishing the shop. THANK YOU! We want to celebrate you! P&L x Strong Station Splendid Shindig Events will be happening 7a-10p. In conjunction with our party, Infinity Chiropractic will also be hosting Back The Blue; a 1st Responder Appreciation event for our Fire, Police, and Ambulance services. This will be 10a-4p. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Strong Station 7504 Hwy 72 W Huntsville, AL 35758.

Santa's Schoolhouse Run

Downtown Huntsville Join us for our annual 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run benefitting Christmas Charities Year Round. Proceeds from this event fund our programs such as the Mobile Closet and Operation Believe. Start/Finish Line is at the intersection of Monroe St and Church St.  Parking at the Huntsville Realtors Association and Chamber of Commerce. Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Cost: $20 for 5k, $10 for 1 Mile Fun Run. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Bailey Cove Farmers Market

Health & Wellness June 4 - September 24 (closed July 4th & Labor Day weekends) Saturday, 8am-Noon What You’ll Find: Locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, flowers and other locally produced products. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. St. Thomas Episcopal Church 12200 Bailey Cove Rd. Huntsville, AL 35803.

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 24, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Trinity Baptist Church 1088 Hughes Road Madison, AL 35758.

Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® 2016

Fundraisers The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on September 24 at Delano Park. Several hundred people from the Decatur area are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's participants will complete a two-mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease. Start or join a team today at alz.org/walk or 256.880.1575 or cjeffreys@alz.org. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Delano Park 825 Gordon Dr. SE Decatur, AL 35601.

Madison Arts Council SPACES Sculpture Artventure

Kids This free event will take 50 upcoming kindergartners through fifth-graders on a hands-on journey exploring our outdoor sculptures, beginning with the four in Historic Downtown Madison, then to the one at City Hall and ending with an investigation of two kinds of sculptures at Dublin Park. Madison Arts Council partnered with city leaders and The Arts Council of Huntsville to bring the SPACES sculptures to Madison in 2012. We want to showcase our beautiful public art and introduce various types of art forms to the children of Madison.  At each of the sculptures, kids will learn what the sculptor was saying with his piece, and incorporate one of the following: drawing, dancing, pottery, photography, music, and writing. MAC will provide a mid morning snack for the kids.  For lunch, MAC  will  partner with  Domino’s Pizza  to provide pizza along with a sweet treat from Whistle Stop Sweet Shop. Drinks to be donated by Sundrop. We are excited to bring this free event to Madison! Venue/ Attraction: Dublin Memorial Park. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

River Clay Fine Arts Festival

Kids Come experience the arts in North Alabama’s beautiful River City! River Clay Fine Arts Festival is a juried fine arts festival in historic downtown Decatur, AL. The event is scheduled for September 24-25, 2016. There are 70+ fine artists from 11 different states selling ceramics, drawings, fiber art, glass art, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media, paintings, photography, sculpture, woodwork, and more. Last year's festival attracted thousands and with more artists, art demos, food trucks, and the historic district nearby, this year looks to be bigger and better than before! riverclay.org. Cost: $5 weekend pass. Event Web Link: http://www.riverclay.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9:00 AM – Sunday, September 25, 2016, 4:00 PM. Decatur City Hall Lawn 402 Lee Street NE Decatur, AL 35602.

Once Upon A 5K

Fundraisers The Huntsville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Zeta, in partner with Aegis Technologies, will be holding its inaugural 5k on September 24th at 9am at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. “Once Upon a 5k” is a story book themed race where runners can dress up as their favorite book character and run or walk to help our Huntsville community. 70% of the funds raised will stay here locally and benefit organizations like the Huntsville Hospital Foundation along with many others, while the remaining 30% will be donated to the Starkey Hearing Foundation. There will be food from Chik-fil-A, awards for best times, and a prize for the best costume! Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville. Cost: $30. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Museum Day Live!

Educational & Lecture Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people. To get your ticket, visit http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2016/tickets/?museum=us-space-rocket-center&no-ist. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://bit.ly/2cdOiRQ. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 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 24, 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 24, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Yoga by the River

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. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Smithsonian magazine Museum Day Live! at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Museums, Studios & Galleries Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country offer free admission to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/calendar/09.24.16/smithsonian-magazine-museum-day-live-us-space-rocket-center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 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 24, 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 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Southern Bazaar's Artisan and Boutique Show

Downtown Huntsville Vendor-centered event featuring ladies boutique clothing & shoes, jewelry, children's clothing & accessories, candles, soaps, food, home decor and information booths. Armbands will be sold to consumers who can purchase items from vendors at a discount. Proceeds will go to the Louisiana flood relief. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center South Hall. Cost: $7 per adult. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

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 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – Sunday, September 25, 2016, 12:00 AM.

Back the Blue - Community First Responders Appreciaiton Event

Fundraisers Infinity Chiropractic is hosting a community First Responders Appreciation event on Saturday, September 24th from 10am to 4pm. This event is in conjunction with Piper and Leaf x Strong Station's Grand Opening. We will have games, raffles, food, face painting, vendor booths, a burpee challenge and much more! Admission is free and all proceeds from the food, raffles and vendor booths will go to the Madison County E-911. We have a guest speaker coming from the Dallas Police Department as well. Come out and show your support to our First Responders and their families! There will be plenty of fun for the entire family! The event is located at 7504 Highway 72 West in Madison. Contact Infinity Chiropractic at 256-400-1785 for more details! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Strong Station 7504 Highway 72 West Madison, AL 35758.

Junior League Apple Annie Pre-Sale

Fundraisers It’s almost Apple Annie time, a Junior League of Huntsville tradition. During Apple Annie week we are giving apples to every elementary student in Huntsville City, Madison City, and Madison County schools. We are also selling honeycrisp and granny smith apples by the crates, half-crates, dozens, and gift baskets. We will be doing pre-sales various places around town. You can also purchase apples online or support a classroom or school at jlhuntsville.com. Cost: Various Prices. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Parkway Place Mall 2801 Memorial Pkwy SW Huntsville, AL 35801.

Walk to Defeat ALS

Fundraisers The Walk to Defeat ALS is a way to join the fight against Lou Gehrig's disease. It is a wonderful gathering of those affected by ALS including survivors and their caregivers to fight this horrible disease and increase awareness. Please join us as we walk the double helix to fight this horrible disease. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Hudson Aplha 601 Genome Way Huntsville AL 35806.

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 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Open-Air Market at Lowe Mill A&E

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 grow 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: http://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 24, 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 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Optimist Recreation Center 703 Oakwood Ave Huntsville, AL 35811.

Alabama Football vs Kent State

Sports University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Football. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Tuscaloosa, AL.

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 24, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville Route.

Creative Visualization for Photographers - Rick Sammon

Educational & Lecture Register at: huntsvillephotographicsociety.org/activities/event/rick-sammon In this informative and fun-filled presentation, Canon Explorer of Light Photographer Sammon will begin by sharing his people, wildlife, landscape and travel pictures from around the globe – illustrating creative visualization for photographers. For every image, Rick will share a photographic technique, digital darkroom tip, or a photo philosophy. He will cover: – Composition, the strongest way of seeing, – Light, the main element in every photograph, – HDR, when it good and when it’s bad, – Lightroom and Photoshop tips, tricks and techniques, – Awaken the artist within with plug-ins, – Noise reduction, – Travel photography, – Photographing action, – Landscape, seascape and icescape photography, -- Black and white photography, – Shooting on a photo safari, – What a histogram tells us, – Wildlife photography, – Speedlites and lighting, – Getting and staying motivated, – Inspiration, – And more….! This is not j… Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Chan Auditorium. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

Straight to Ale Oktoberfest!

Educational & Lecture German Beer, German Food, German Music! 12pm - Big German Band 3:30pm - Little German Band 7pm - Dirt Circus Straight to Ale Commemorative Oktoberfest Stein’s Available for Purchase. Southern Growler will be on site with beautiful handmade growlers Special German Menu from Ale’s Kitchen Ronnie Raygun’s Pinball Arcade open all Day! Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale (Campus 805). Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1254904411221306/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

After School Art Class with Eleonora Stein

Museums, Studios & Galleries During art classes, children will engage in experimenting and producing work in many art forms like painting, drawing, sculpting, constructing, etc. Each class provides students with a safe and creative environment where they are free use their imagination and explore the art world. More info: www.lowemill.net. Located at Artis Studio 312 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Eleonora at (256) 2721625. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $12. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Thrive Alabama Murder Mystery

Fundraisers Thrive Alabama is excited to present David Moberg's murder mystery "Fanfare to Murder" for matinee and evening performances on September 24 and 25 at 1:30 and 6:30 pm. Performances will be held at Campus 805 located at 2620 Clinton Avenue West in Huntsville. The show tells the story of Joanna Janeen, a young but fading starlet/singer, that is hosting a party to celebrate her upcoming performance tour. Joanna has lured noted Hollywood producer, Toby Torleen, to attend in the hope of winning a leading role in his newest film. Joanna's agent, husband, understudy, and maid see this party as their last hope to step into Joanna's spotlight. Silly antics with the audience members, mistaken identities, unexpected surprises, and of course, murder abound as the characters jockey for attention and stardom. When gruff Detective Grout and his overzealous assistant arrive, the zany antics escalate to a hilarious conclusion. As dessert is served, you are invited to help quiz the suspects and reveal the murderer! Venue/ Attraction: Campus 805. Cost: $40-$55. Event Web Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saturday-matinee-thrive-murder-mystery-tickets-25843054271. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

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. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Called: A Biological Reverie of Paul Bear Bryant

Performing Arts & Film This new one-act play "Called" written by Chuck Puckett, is a biographical reverie that presents the life of legendary coach Bear Bryant, told in a series of reminisces and lookbacks as he sits in a hunting lodge in South Alabama in 1983, and important people from his past make appearances in his memories. This is the world premiere of the play. Featuring Norman Roby as Bryant. Others in the cast include Melissa McMahan, Kim Stone, Carter Crane, Jacob Keisler, Hugh Morgan, Nate Gillikin, Chuck Puckett, Semaj Johnson and Patrick Haughaboo. Venue/ Attraction: Princess Theatre. Cost: All tickets are $10, general admission. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Puppet Petting Zoo

Kids Join us for an interactive experience with puppets from Huntsville M.E.T.'s The Jungle Book! From wolves to a life-size elephant, you'll be entranced by some of the "animal" stars of our show! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://huntsvillemet.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Each one Teach one Non Profit Start up Seminar

Educational & Lecture We will teach new clients how to fill out their article, followed by teaching them how to apply for their 501-c/3 application. Lunch will be provided. Venue/ Attraction: Showers Center Library. Cost: $100. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Aviation Challenge Guided Tour

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us on a free guided tour of Aviation Challenge at 2 p.m. The tour includes a behind-the-scenes look at our Aviation Challenge Camp facilities, information about the program, and a detailed look at several historic aircraft including an F-14, F-16, and many more. The tour departs from the Apollo Courtyard outside the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. This guided tour is included with paid museum admission or membership. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/node/17806. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Big Spring Crush: Downtown Wine Festival

Downtown Huntsville Huntsville’s Got a Crush!  The AWARD WINNING Big Spring Crush wine festival will be held on Saturday, September 24th from 5-9pm!  We look forward to seeing you there! General Admission: $40 (first 300 sold), $45 (early bird), $50 (all remaining) , Sparkling Spring Add On Ticket (only 250 available) – $20 , VIP Admission (only 200 available) – $75 , VIP Admission with dinner (only 200 available)- $125 Music Lineup 4:00-6:30 The Winslow Davis Ensemble , 5:30-5:45 Alabama Wine Competition Awards Ceremony , 6:45-9:00 The Wolves of Chernobyl 2016 Food Vendors Washington Square , I Love Bacon , Rollin’ Lobstah , Dr. BBQ , Earth & Stone. Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park East. Cost: $40 (first 300 sold), $45 (early bird), $50 (all remaining). Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Auburn Football vs LSU

Sports University of Auburn Football. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Auburn, AL.

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 24, 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 24, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Old State Bank Bank St Decatur, AL.

Pagliacci/ Cavalleria Rustican presented by Ars Nova

Downtown Huntsville Ars Nova presents a duo of verismo (true-to-life) operas with tragic stories, glorious music and beautiful costumes and sets. Pagliacci features a traveling carnival lead by Canio and his beautiful wife, Nedda. The attentions of other men toward his wife fuel jealousy and rage in Canio. His famous Ariosto, "Vesti la gib a" expresses his bitterness and despair about how a clown has to make people laugh even when his own heart is breaking. The troops performs a play that closely resembles real life, driving Canio to madness and murder. Cavalleria Rusticana features gorgeous music including an Easter procession with double chorus and the famous "Intermezzo." A love triangle and resulting duel end the happy Easter Day in tragedy and despair. Other info: Pre-show lecture 30 minutes before curtain. Cast: Pagliacci--Jim Mandras as Canio; Gloria Ko as Nedda; Michael Whitley as Tonio; Kenneth Frazier as Peppe. Cavalleria--Christopher Cole as Turridu; Rebecca Rogers as Santuzza; Ron Roberts as Alfio Contac… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $20-$30. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Called: A Biological Reverie of Paul Bear Bryant

Performing Arts & Film This new one-act play "Called" written by Chuck Puckett, is a biographical reverie that presents the life of legendary coach Bear Bryant, told in a series of reminisces and lookbacks as he sits in a hunting lodge in South Alabama in 1983, and important people from his past make appearances in his memories. This is the world premiere of the play. Featuring Norman Roby as Bryant. Others in the cast include Melissa McMahan, Kim Stone, Carter Crane, Jacob Keisler, Hugh Morgan, Nate Gillikin, Chuck Puckett, Semaj Johnson and Patrick Haughaboo. Venue/ Attraction: Princess Theatre. Cost: All tickets are $10, general admission. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Men of God: In Concert

Music Productions by Danita Jones will present “Men of God: In Concert,” September 24, 2016, at the Von Braun Center’s Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. The concert stars four incredible tenors: Brian Ezra Bates, Lyndon Carriger, Jeremy Kelsey, and Chris Willis. These talented men will raise their voices to sing both original and well-known gospel music. In an era where music and voices have become digitized and repetitive, our company seeks to create an intimate and live experience that is sure to be a night the Tennessee Valley will never forget. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $25 General Admission; $100 VIP Packages. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Live Music: Groove, Steven Brian

Downtown Huntsville Live music at the Furniture Factory. Groove on the patio Steven Brian inside. Venue/ Attraction: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 8:00 PM – Sunday, September 25, 2016, 12:00 AM.

Live Music: BB Palmer

Downtown Huntsville Live Music. No Cover, Great, Fresh-made Food. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Live Music: Dave Holland and the Bootleggers

Music Live music at The Page! Venue/ Attraction: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9:30 PM – Sunday, September 25, 2016, 1:30 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 25, 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 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Southern Bazaar's Artisan and Boutique Show

Downtown Huntsville Vendor-centered event featuring ladies boutique clothing & shoes, jewelry, children's clothing & accessories, candles, soaps, food, home decor and information booths. Armbands will be sold to consumers who can purchase items from vendors at a discount. Proceeds will go to the Louisiana flood relief. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center South Hall. Cost: $7 per adult. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Bowl For Kids' Sake

Fundraisers Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Alabama is excited to announce our annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser event! Bowlers can attend on September 11th at Madison Bowling Center or September 25th at Plamor Lanes. Bowling times are 12-2 and 2:30-4:30 on both dates. Bowl for Kids' Sake is a fun and easy way for you and your company, friends, or family to support the life-changing work of Big Brothers Big Sisters. If you care about kids and can spare an hour to have fun with your friends, then Bowl for Kids' Sake is for you! Cost: $200/per team. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Plamor Lanes 2404 Leeman Ferry Rd SW Huntsville, AL 35801.

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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Thrive Alabama Murder Mystery

Fundraisers Thrive Alabama is excited to present David Moberg's murder mystery "Fanfare to Murder" for matinee and evening performances on September 24 and 25 at 1:30 and 6:30 pm. Performances will be held at Campus 805 located at 2620 Clinton Avenue West in Huntsville. The show tells the story of Joanna Janeen, a young but fading starlet/singer, that is hosting a party to celebrate her upcoming performance tour. Joanna has lured noted Hollywood producer, Toby Torleen, to attend in the hope of winning a leading role in his newest film. Joanna's agent, husband, understudy, and maid see this party as their last hope to step into Joanna's spotlight. Silly antics with the audience members, mistaken identities, unexpected surprises, and of course, murder abound as the characters jockey for attention and stardom. When gruff Detective Grout and his overzealous assistant arrive, the zany antics escalate to a hilarious conclusion. As dessert is served, you are invited to help quiz the suspects and reveal the murderer! Venue/ Attraction: Campus 805. Cost: $40-$55. Event Web Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saturday-matinee-thrive-murder-mystery-tickets-25843054271. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

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 25, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Docent-led Tour of An American Romantic

Downtown Huntsville Join a Museum docent as they guide you deeper into the artworks of An American Romantic: The Artwork of Luigi Lucioni to further your understanding and appreciation of the works. The tour is free for members of the Museum, and is included in the cost of admission for non-members. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: Free for Museum members; Included with price of admission for non-members. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/310588639293441/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Working Mom vs. Stay-at-Home Mom: Being comfortable with your decision

Educational & Lecture There is no right or wrong answer to whether a mother should stay at home with her children. Parenting blogger, Benita Hampel, will lead the discussion about making the decision that is right for you. Venue/ Attraction: Madison Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Pagliacci/ Cavalleria Rustican presented by Ars Nova

Downtown Huntsville Ars Nova presents a duo of verismo (true-to-life) operas with tragic stories, glorious music and beautiful costumes and sets. Pagliacci features a traveling carnival lead by Canio and his beautiful wife, Nedda. The attentions of other men toward his wife fuel jealousy and rage in Canio. His famous Ariosto, "Vesti la gib a" expresses his bitterness and despair about how a clown has to make people laugh even when his own heart is breaking. The troops performs a play that closely resembles real life, driving Canio to madness and murder. Cavalleria Rusticana features gorgeous music including an Easter procession with double chorus and the famous "Intermezzo." A love triangle and resulting duel end the happy Easter Day in tragedy and despair. Other info: Pre-show lecture 30 minutes before curtain. Cast: Pagliacci--Jim Mandras as Canio; Gloria Ko as Nedda; Michael Whitley as Tonio; Kenneth Frazier as Peppe. Cavalleria--Christopher Cole as Turridu; Rebecca Rogers as Santuzza; Ron Roberts as Alfio Contac… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $20-$30. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Yoga with Live Music presented by the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

Health & Wellness Yoga instructor Casey Patterson, Gregory, and HSO musicians lead you in music and movement in Lowe Mill’s spacious and inviting North Floor Gallery. Grab your yoga mat and bring a friend—all skill levels are welcome—or simply relax in a chair to meditative selections by Henry Purcell, John Cage, Steve Reich, Arvo Pärt, and J. S. Bach. Music Director and Conductor:
 Gregory Vajda. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hso.org/concerts/yoga/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Out Loud HSV Poetry Slam Sundays

Museums, Studios & Galleries Calling all raw-voiced, chatter teethed, brave blooded poets! Join us the second and fourth Sundays of each month for an action packed hour-long poetry slam! Poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry designed to engage both poets and audience, where participants are judged by members of the audience to advance rounds until a winner is chosen. Three rounds, poets get three minutes, and the winner receives a $10 roll of quarters. Provided by our lovely sponsor, Karma Rags.  No props, no costumes – just you, the mic, and your words. More info: www.lowemill.net Located in the Flying Monkey Theatre, free. Contact: Kim Casey 256-533-0399. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 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 26, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Kid's Market Fall Sale (Late hours on 1st day only!)

Kids At Kid’s Market, you’ll find the latest fashions including Name Brand clothing for boys and girls from newborn to teens! This children's consignment sale is held for two weeks in the spring and fall. We sell new and gently used items such as: holiday apparel, maternity wear & accessories, swimwear (spring sale), coats (fall sale), shoes, hair accessories, toys, books, games, sports, electronics, videos, DVDs, costumes (fall sale), furniture, and other goods pertaining to children. We have more than 1,600 families consigning over 196,000 items. To shop early and get the best selection and best deals, check out our Volunteer Worker site! (http://kidsmkt.net/volunteer.html) * Fall Sale Dates * Monday, Sept 26, 9 am to 8 pm (late hours for one day only!) Tuesday-Saturday, Sept 27-Oct 1, 9 am to 6 pm CLOSED SUNDAY Monday-Friday, Oct 3-7, 9 am to 6 pm Saturday, Oct 8, 9 am to 4 pm (closing early!) ** Wed & Thurs, Oct 5 & 6, 25% off any prices not written in Red. ** Fri & Sat, Oct 7 & 8, 50% off… Event Web Link: http://kidsmkt.net/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM. 2601 Memorial Pkwy 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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 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 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Fern Bell Recreation Center 107 A Sanders Road Huntsville, AL 35802.

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. Monday, September 26, 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. Monday, September 26, 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 26, 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 26, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Fern Bell Recreation Center 107 A Sanders Road Huntsville, AL 35802.

Make & Break: Throwing Skills Class – September

Museums, Studios & Galleries We’ll practice the basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel: centering, compressing floors, pulling walls, and shaping. After each piece is thrown, we’ll cut it in half and inspect our work for weak places in the wall, figure out why it collapsed or why it didn’t. Then we’ll do it again. The fee for this class is for four consecutive class sessions, each 1.5 hours long, meeting once per week. More info: www.lowemill.net. Located at DeisgnByHart Pottery Studio 2009 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Sara Bowen at sarabowenpattery@gmail.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $80. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 26, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

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 26, 2016, 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM.

Live Music: Dave Stone then Carl Thomas

Music Live music at The Page! Venue/ Attraction: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 26, 2016, 9:30 PM – Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 1:30 AM.

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 27, 2016.

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 27, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Kid's Market Fall Sale

Kids At Kid’s Market, you’ll find the latest fashions including Name Brand clothing for boys and girls from newborn to teens! This children's consignment sale is held for two weeks in the spring and fall. We sell new and gently used items such as: holiday apparel, maternity wear & accessories, swimwear (spring sale), coats (fall sale), shoes, hair accessories, toys, books, games, sports, electronics, videos, DVDs, costumes (fall sale), furniture, and other goods pertaining to children. We have more than 1,600 families consigning over 196,000 items. To shop early and get the best selection and best deals, check out our Volunteer Worker site! (http://kidsmkt.net/volunteer.html) * Fall Sale Dates * Monday, Sept 26, 9 am to 8 pm (late hours for one day only!) Tuesday-Saturday, Sept 27-Oct 1, 9 am to 6 pm CLOSED SUNDAY Monday-Friday, Oct 3-7, 9 am to 6 pm Saturday, Oct 8, 9 am to 4 pm (closing early!) ** Wed & Thurs, Oct 5 & 6, 25% off any prices not written in Red. ** Fri & Sat, Oct 7 & 8, 50% off… Event Web Link: http://kidsmkt.net/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 2601 Memorial Pkwy 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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Makers Lab: Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing

Museums, Studios & Galleries Learn the details of using Inkscape to use the laser cutter to its full capacity.  Make plaques, project boxes, create game components, jewelry, wall decor, personalized gifts, gears, and so much more.  Also learn how to use the vinyl cutter and 2D design on the CNC mill!  Equipment use is free (restrictions apply) during class. More info: www.lowemill.net Located at MindGear Labs Studio 2022 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact: MindGear Labs at 256-705-4327. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $25. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Kids’ Wheel-Throwing Class – September/October 2016

Museums, Studios & Galleries Clay is a wonderful medium to capture and catalyze a child’s creativity, and the wheel is a fascinating tool that presents a unique way to let that clay and creativity work their magic. This four-week course covers the basic steps in wheel-throwing. We will spend three weeks throwing pots on the potter’s wheel, and one week glazing. Your child will learn how to hold their hands to let the clay form into a bowl as it spins on the wheel, and about the long history of humans and pottery. On the last day of class, students will learn about the process and a bit of science behind the ceramic glazing process. This class meets for four 1-hour sessions once a week. The fee includes instruction, tools, clay, glazing, and firing. We ask that you bring an apron and a towel large enough to drape across your child’s lap. Resister online at designbyhartpottery.com Fridays, September 23, 30, October 7, 21, 2016 (4 classes) Designbyhart Pottery Studio #2009 Ages: 8+ Instructor: Sara Bowen. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $90 for 4 classes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Center 4600 Blue Spring Rd Huntsville, AL 35801.

Building A Foundation in Interior Design

Educational & Lecture Gain an introduction to interior design’s basic principles. Learn about furniture arrangement and selection, basic color schemes and the color wheel, window treatments, accessory application, lighting, floor coverings and the use of interior materials. In two field trips, learn in depth about paint applications and the newest styles in carpet, tile, and cabinets. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Wilson Hall. Cost: $395. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

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 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Community Figure Drawing

Educational & Lecture located at Protégé Studio 2028 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Ann Steverson at protege.ann@gmail. Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday for a community figure drawing class! Figure may be costumed, draped, or nude. Come practice your life drawing skills. Students are asked to bring their own drawing supplies. This class is limited to 15 artists, so contact Ann at protege.ann@gmail.com to reserve your space. No photography. More info: www.lowemill.net Located at Protégé Studio 2028 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Ann Steverson at protege.ann@gmail. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $12. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Mugs: Wheel-Throwing Class

Museums, Studios & Galleries Use basic wheel-throwing techniques to create your own set of handmade mugs. Create a funky set of mismatched mugs, or challenge yourself to make a matching set. After we bisque-fire your mugs, you’ll paint them with glaze, and we’ll fire them again, this time to full temperature, leaving you with a lovely set of functional, made-by-you stoneware mugs. Students should have some experience on the potter’s wheel; we will build on basic skills like centering, pulling walls, and trimming. If you’re interested, but haven’t thrown before, check out the Beginning Wheel-Throwing 1 class, which is offered monthly. **Please note that this class will skip a week between the 5th and 6th class sessions. Register online at designbyhartpottery.com Tuesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, November 1 (6 weeks) Designbyhart Pottery Studio #2009 Ages: 16+ Instructor: Sara Bowen. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $135. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Tween Art Classes, Evening 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 27, 2016, 6:15 PM – 7:00 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 27, 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 27, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Huntsville Literary Association Poetry Workshop

Educational & Lecture Huntsville Literary Association holds poetry workshops during the year. For more information, call 256-533-6516. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Member's home.

UAH Theatre: 'Dentity Crisis

Performing Arts & Film UAH Theatre presents ‘Dentity Crisis, a dark comedy about a mentally ill girl who is nagged by her overwhelming mother and confused by the many personalities of her brother. ‘Dentity Crisis runs September 27th to October 1st in Studio 106 Black Box Theatre in Morton Hall on UAH campus. Performances are intended for mature audiences. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Morton Hall. Cost: General Admission – $5; UAH Students – FREE. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Dave Anderson & Friends Tuesday Night Jams

Downtown Huntsville Tuesday Night (Semi) Open Jams in The Kiln at A.M. Booth's Lumberyard Hosted by Dave Anderson, James Irvin and Stone Anderson. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 8:00 PM.

Live Music: Chelvis and the Bean

Music Live music at The Page! Venue/ Attraction: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, September 28, 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, September 28, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Kid's Market Fall Sale

Kids At Kid’s Market, you’ll find the latest fashions including Name Brand clothing for boys and girls from newborn to teens! This children's consignment sale is held for two weeks in the spring and fall. We sell new and gently used items such as: holiday apparel, maternity wear & accessories, swimwear (spring sale), coats (fall sale), shoes, hair accessories, toys, books, games, sports, electronics, videos, DVDs, costumes (fall sale), furniture, and other goods pertaining to children. We have more than 1,600 families consigning over 196,000 items. To shop early and get the best selection and best deals, check out our Volunteer Worker site! (http://kidsmkt.net/volunteer.html) * Fall Sale Dates * Monday, Sept 26, 9 am to 8 pm (late hours for one day only!) Tuesday-Saturday, Sept 27-Oct 1, 9 am to 6 pm CLOSED SUNDAY Monday-Friday, Oct 3-7, 9 am to 6 pm Saturday, Oct 8, 9 am to 4 pm (closing early!) ** Wed & Thurs, Oct 5 & 6, 25% off any prices not written in Red. ** Fri & Sat, Oct 7 & 8, 50% off… Event Web Link: http://kidsmkt.net/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 2601 Memorial Pkwy 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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 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 28, 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 28, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.kids.hmcpl.org.

Junior League Apple Annie Pre-Sale

Fundraisers It’s almost Apple Annie time, a Junior League of Huntsville tradition. During Apple Annie week we are giving apples to every elementary student in Huntsville City, Madison City, and Madison County schools. We are also selling honeycrisp and granny smith apples by the crates, half-crates, dozens, and gift baskets. We will be doing pre-sales various places around town. You can also purchase apples online or support a classroom or school at jlhuntsville.com. Cost: Various Prices. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Silhouette Boutique ATM Piedmont Point Shopping Center, 4851 Whitesburg Dr S, Huntsville, AL 35802.

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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

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 28, 2016, 5:15 PM – 6:30 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, September 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Lakewood Community Center 3601 Kenwood Drive Huntsville, AL 35810.

Jazz 'n' Swing Night

Social Events & More 6:30 FREE swing dance lesson 7:00 FREE swing dancing with a live band Band and style of dancing different each week, check Straight to Ale Facebook or website for more details. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale (Leeman Ferry Rd). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Blooms for All Seasons

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Learn how to have flowers and interest all year long by planting a diversity of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals in your yard and gardens! September 7: Fall September 14: Winter September 21: Spring September 28: Summer. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/blooms-for-all-seasons/?instance_id=118. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

UAH Theatre: 'Dentity Crisis

Performing Arts & Film UAH Theatre presents ‘Dentity Crisis, a dark comedy about a mentally ill girl who is nagged by her overwhelming mother and confused by the many personalities of her brother. ‘Dentity Crisis runs September 27th to October 1st in Studio 106 Black Box Theatre in Morton Hall on UAH campus. Performances are intended for mature audiences. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Morton Hall. Cost: General Admission – $5; UAH Students – FREE. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 8:00 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Kid's Market Fall Sale

Kids At Kid’s Market, you’ll find the latest fashions including Name Brand clothing for boys and girls from newborn to teens! This children's consignment sale is held for two weeks in the spring and fall. We sell new and gently used items such as: holiday apparel, maternity wear & accessories, swimwear (spring sale), coats (fall sale), shoes, hair accessories, toys, books, games, sports, electronics, videos, DVDs, costumes (fall sale), furniture, and other goods pertaining to children. We have more than 1,600 families consigning over 196,000 items. To shop early and get the best selection and best deals, check out our Volunteer Worker site! (http://kidsmkt.net/volunteer.html) * Fall Sale Dates * Monday, Sept 26, 9 am to 8 pm (late hours for one day only!) Tuesday-Saturday, Sept 27-Oct 1, 9 am to 6 pm CLOSED SUNDAY Monday-Friday, Oct 3-7, 9 am to 6 pm Saturday, Oct 8, 9 am to 4 pm (closing early!) ** Wed & Thurs, Oct 5 & 6, 25% off any prices not written in Red. ** Fri & Sat, Oct 7 & 8, 50% off… Event Web Link: http://kidsmkt.net/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 2601 Memorial Pkwy 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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Home School Art Class

Museums, Studios & Galleries Our educational art classes are designed to encourage artistic expression through a wide variety of creative experiences. Art classes provide unique opportunities to learn through studio activities, discussion sessions, and visits to other galleries at Lowe Mill A&E. Art classes are taught by a dedicated faculty of experienced artists and art educators. Home school class sessions included four, one-hour classes per month. Supplies provided. More info: www.lowemill.net. Located in Denise Onwere Gallery Studio 203 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Denise at (256) 322-0184. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $85. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Sidewalk Vinyl Jams

Downtown Huntsville Live music is great. What else is great? A live person spinning records of some of our all-time faves! On the last 4 Thursdays in September (8, 15, 22, and 29), Echo Records will be set up outside the record store at Clinton Row from 5-7 pm playing tunes for your enjoyment for FREE! There's nothing quite like the sound of vinyl... Stop by with or without a purple cup, as the entertainment district will be open during these events. Venue/ Attraction: Clinton Row presented by Redstone Federal Credit Union. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/792108070925963/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 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 29, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

PokemonGo at the Garden

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Weather permitting, Pokémon Trainers from all over Huntsville will have the opportunity to unite and catch Pokémon throughout the Huntsville Botanical Garden! The Garden has an outstanding 17 PokéStops and a Gym located in the Children’s garden. This event will allow Pokémon GO fans to unite in a beautiful environment, walk along our 112 acres, and catch Pokémon! The Garden will set Lure Modules on a few of our PokéStops starting at 5:00PM and reset them every 30 minutes until 7:30PM! Pokémon Trainers will receive 20% off of admission when mentioning they are here to catch Pokémon! Let’s gather at the Garden and catch ‘em all! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Mention PokemonGo & get 20% off admission! Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/pokemongo-at-the-garden/?instance_id=271. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Fall Plant Sale Education Night

Educational & Lecture Creating Sustainable Gardens Learning about plants/shrubs/trees to make your garden sustainable Speakers: Harvey Cotten & Vernon Bush Refreshments provided by local caterer Betty Lankford Silent auction of rare plants selected by Vernon Bush & Susan Webb. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Members $25; Non-members $30. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/fall-plant-sale-education-night-2/?instance_id=230. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 5:30 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 29, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Scruggs Community Center 600 Davis Cir Huntsville, AL 35801.

Serenading the Seasons

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Thursday evenings in August and September Come out to the Garden to enjoy an eclectic blend of musicians each Thursday evening as they perform their own unique genre of music in the shade of the Cedar Glade!  Wine will be available for purchase from the Shoppe in the Garden from 6:00PM-7:30PM.  This is a relaxed family event, so grab the lawn chairs and a picnic dinner and we’ll see you in the Garden! September 1 Old Time The McCleary Family September 8 Old Time Musgrove Session September 15 Folk/Rock PMB Band September 22 Old Time/Folk Dulcimer-jam’rs September 29 Classical Prevailing Winds Flute Ensemble. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/serenading-the-seasons/?instance_id=95. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Animation Lab: Introduction to Blender (Teen/Adult)

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this workshop you will learn the basics of 3D animation, including mesh designs, texturing and materials, and creating animations. There are many uses for learning 3D graphics You can make your creations on a 3D printer, create assets for your next video game, punch up your 2D presentations, and so much more.  More info: www.lowemill.net. Located at MindGear Labs Studio 2022 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact: 256-705-4327. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $25. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 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 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. James E. Williams Gym 155 Barren Fork Blvd Huntsville, AL 35824.

Trivia

Downtown Huntsville Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Jazz 'n' Swing Night

Social Events & More 6:30 FREE swing dance lesson 7:00 FREE swing dancing with a live band Band and style of dancing different each week, check Straight to Ale Facebook or website for more details. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale (Leeman Ferry Rd). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

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 29, 2016, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM.

UAH Theatre: 'Dentity Crisis

Performing Arts & Film UAH Theatre presents ‘Dentity Crisis, a dark comedy about a mentally ill girl who is nagged by her overwhelming mother and confused by the many personalities of her brother. ‘Dentity Crisis runs September 27th to October 1st in Studio 106 Black Box Theatre in Morton Hall on UAH campus. Performances are intended for mature audiences. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Morton Hall. Cost: General Admission – $5; UAH Students – FREE. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Live Music: 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 29, 2016, 9:30 PM – Friday, September 30, 2016, 1:30 AM.

Maria Howard Weeden Exhibit Returns to Burritt

Museums, Studios & Galleries Burritt on the Mountain is excited to once again showcase the life and work of Huntsville artist Maria Howard Weeden, opening on September 30th, 2016 at the Burritt Mansion. Many of Miss Weeden’s stunning watercolor portraits will be on display, along with additional watercolor and oil paintings, pencil sketches, illuminated poems, her four published books and copies of her poems in the historic regional black dialect. Burritt is proud to hold the largest publicly owned collection of her paintings. This exhibit is a favorite of Burritt’s Curator Stephanie Timberlake. “She was such a talented artist, with pencil, brush and the written word, that it is hard to believe she produced so many pieces during her short life,” Timberlake states. “Whenever I see her work, especially the portraits of the freed slaves, I feel as if the spirit of that person is right here; you feel like you come away knowing the person in the painting, she was that good at capturing their personality.” There is much historical import… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 30, 2016.

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 30, 2016, 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM. Brahan Spring Recreation Center 3770 Ivy Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Kid's Market Fall Sale

Kids At Kid’s Market, you’ll find the latest fashions including Name Brand clothing for boys and girls from newborn to teens! This children's consignment sale is held for two weeks in the spring and fall. We sell new and gently used items such as: holiday apparel, maternity wear & accessories, swimwear (spring sale), coats (fall sale), shoes, hair accessories, toys, books, games, sports, electronics, videos, DVDs, costumes (fall sale), furniture, and other goods pertaining to children. We have more than 1,600 families consigning over 196,000 items. To shop early and get the best selection and best deals, check out our Volunteer Worker site! (http://kidsmkt.net/volunteer.html) * Fall Sale Dates * Monday, Sept 26, 9 am to 8 pm (late hours for one day only!) Tuesday-Saturday, Sept 27-Oct 1, 9 am to 6 pm CLOSED SUNDAY Monday-Friday, Oct 3-7, 9 am to 6 pm Saturday, Oct 8, 9 am to 4 pm (closing early!) ** Wed & Thurs, Oct 5 & 6, 25% off any prices not written in Red. ** Fri & Sat, Oct 7 & 8, 50% off… Event Web Link: http://kidsmkt.net/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 30, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 2601 Memorial Pkwy NW Huntsville, AL 35810.

Giveback Day – Heals, Inc.

Fundraisers Giveback Day will team up with HEALS, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Madison County, dedicated to providing accessible quality, school-based primary health care for children through collaborative efforts with the Huntsville City/Madison County school systems and the medical community. They are requesting toothpaste, toothbrushes, Dimetapp, Mucinex and Robitussin. And they are always collecting shoes for school children. Each item donated allows admission for one person. Contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org with questions. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Each item donated allows admission for one person. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/giveback-day-heals-inc/?instance_id=167. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 30, 2016, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

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 30, 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 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. Friday, September 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. Friday, September 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. Friday, September 30, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 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 30, 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 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Goldsmith-Schiffman Gym 1210 Taylor Rd Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763.

To the Roof of Africa: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Educational & Lecture Presenter: Tom Ress Join Tom Ress on a difficult multi-day climb to the highest point on the African continent, Mount Kilimanjaro. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 30, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Kid’s Wheel-Throwing Class

Museums, Studios & Galleries This four-week course covers the basic steps in wheel-throwing. We will spend three weeks throwing pots on the potter’s wheel, and one week glazing. Your child will learn how to form a bowl as it spins on the wheel and about the long history of humans and pottery. This class meets for four 1-hour sessions once a week. The fee includes instruction, tools, clay, glazing, and firing. We ask that you bring an apron and a towel large enough to drape across your child’s lap. Registration closes two days before class. More info:  www.lowemill.net. Located at at DesignbyHart Studio 2009 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact:  Sara Bowen at sarabowenpattery@gmail.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $90. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 30, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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 30, 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 30, 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 30, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Be the Artist

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join a creative session for all ages and create your own masterpiece on canvas. Choose from several of our classes, or feel free to create anything your heart desires. Bring your favorite beverages, snacks, and friends get ready to enjoy the relaxing experience of painting. Even if you have never held a paintbrush before in your life, you will walk away with a masterpiece that you created. This session is open to art enthusiast of all ages. More info: www.lowemill.net. Denise Onwere Gallery 203 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Contact Denise at 256-322-0184. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $15. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 30, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 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 30, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters Concert on the Dock

Music A four piece Americana band from Louisville, KY, Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters are for fans of The Band, Little Feat, and the Turnpike Troubadours. They’ve become mainstays of the Midwest Americana, and through relentless touring developed the sound of their new album Midwest Heart/Southern Blues. The album is a gritty, upbeat collection of songs about characters nostalgic for their better days, all written while staring over the dash of a beat up Ford van cruising through towns in the South and Midwest. 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/nick-dettmeier-and-the-sawdusters-concert-on-the-dock/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 30, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

When the Spirits Walk Murder Mystery Dinner

Downtown Huntsville Elizabeth Dale Gibbons Flanagan Jeffries High Brown Routt, aka The Black Widow of Hazel Green, is on trial for the attempted murder of her neighbor, Abner Tate. Join us on Friday, September 30, 2016 as the spirits of her 6 husbands testify from beyond the grave. The time is 6 p.m. the year is 1855, and the place is the Historic Huntsville Depot. Dinner (and spirits) will be served. $35 per person, catered by Hildegard's German Restaurant. All proceeds from this event will go toward continued restoration of the Historic Huntsville Depot. Call (256) 509-3940 for reservations or email jacquereeves@avalontours.net. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Cost: $35 per person. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1757435554528271/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 30, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Parent's Night Out!

Kids Do you need a date night, or just some quiet time at home? Drop the kiddos off with us! We jump and play in the arena on our various inflatables. We eat pizza dinner and have a special dessert. We color, create and play games while our food is settling. THEN we will end the evening with a GLOW party with music and dancing. If the kiddos are tired, they are welcome to watch a movie to settle down. When you pick them up they will be tired, fed and ready for bed! Ages potty-trained and up. (Strictly enforced). Socks and a signed waiver are required for this event. Cost: $25/child, $20 sibling plus tax. Event Web Link: https://www.pumpitupparty.com/huntsville-al/other-ways-to-play/special-events/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 30, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 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 30, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. James E. Williams Gym 155 Barren Fork Blvd Huntsville, AL 35824.

Jim Parker's Songwriters Series

Downtown Huntsville Landers McLarty Nissan presents Jim Parker's Songwriters Series Friday, September 30th at 6:30 pm in the VBC Playhouse. All seats are reserved. Tables of four may be purchased for $250 while they last. All other seats are $20. Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-745-3000. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: Tables of four may be purchased for $250 while they last. All other seats are $20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 30, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Girl’s Night Out: Fresh Fall Wreaths

Social Events & More Grab your best girlfriend and head to the Garden for an evening of fun and creativity. Make a take-home craft and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. We’ll gather freshly cut foliage from the Garden and Auburn University Intern Jennifer Derrow will show us how to add natural embellishments to create a glorious fall wreath. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Members $30, Non-Members $40. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/girls-night-out-2/?instance_id=176. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 30, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

UAH Theatre: 'Dentity Crisis

Performing Arts & Film UAH Theatre presents ‘Dentity Crisis, a dark comedy about a mentally ill girl who is nagged by her overwhelming mother and confused by the many personalities of her brother. ‘Dentity Crisis runs September 27th to October 1st in Studio 106 Black Box Theatre in Morton Hall on UAH campus. Performances are intended for mature audiences. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Morton Hall. Cost: General Admission – $5; UAH Students – FREE. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Live Music: Mill Burray, Scott Morgan

Downtown Huntsville Live music at the Furniture Factory. Mill Burray on patio Scott Morgan inside. Venue/ Attraction: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:00 PM – Saturday, October 1, 2016, 12:00 AM.

Live Music: Dawn Osborne Band

Downtown Huntsville Live Music. No Cover, Great, Fresh-made Food. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2015 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 30, 2016, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Live Music: Contagan

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