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Harmony Park Animal Preserve

Kids Enjoy drive-through observation & feeding of free ranging rare & endangered animals. Your self-guided tour also includes reptiles & amphibians from around the world, as well as various species of fowl. Hours: Monday - Sunday [10am - Sundown] (877) 726-4625. Venue/ Attraction: Harmony Safari Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

Georges Rouault: Cirque de L’Etoile Filante

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015 The world of the circus has always interested French artist Georges Rouault with its contrast of superficial brightness and the sadness of circus life. In 1917, Rouault entered into an exclusive relationship with Parisian art dealer Ambrose Vollard and this collaboration proved to be one of the most productive in the history of printmaking. The two produced several notable portfolios including Cirque de l’Etoile Filante (Circus of the Shooting Stars). The images in this exhibition strip away the “spangles” of the clown’s costume and reveal the “reflection of paradise lost.” Seventeen color etchings with aquatint introduce the portfolio, followed by selected wood engravings that illustrate the text, also written by Rouault. Organized by Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

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

Grandma Moses: Visions of America

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 15, 2014 – March 1, 2015 After nearly 12 years, Grandma Moses will be visiting HMA during the holiday season once again! In this presentation, the museum has organized a one-gallery exhibition of approximately 30 original paintings by this legendary American artist.  These works are being borrowed from institutions across the country, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, and the Eisenhower Library…to name a few…and the Galerie St. Etienne in New York City. One of the most popular artists in the U.S. during the 1940s  and 1950s, Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses (1860-1961) is known as a “folk” or “naïve” artist; she never received formal art training. She was also the first and most well-known “memory” painter, who often used memory to give life to her landscapes. Grandma Moses also adapted scenes from greeting cards, magazines and prints such as Currier and Ives. Join the museum for an Opening Gallery Walk and Recepti… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

Looking at the Collection: American Impressionist Women

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015                Looking at the Collection: American Impressionist Women will showcase more than 50 outstanding works, including paintings, drawings and sculptures, from HMA’s permanent collection. The works on view comprise a portion of the Louise and Alan Sellars Collection, a landmark holding that celebrates the achievements of more than 250 talented female artists active between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries. Many of the artists included in the Sellars Collection rebelled against the convention of their day by exhibiting alongside their male counterparts, receiving awards, and pioneering the way for those who would follow. Today, art historians are rediscovering their accomplishments and establishing their rightful place in the expanding narrative of American history.                 Exemplifying the strong effect that French Impressionism had on American art beginning in the late 19th century, the exhibition’s subject matter will include accomplished florals… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

Painting with Soft Pastels w/ Harriet Dobbins

Museums, Studios & Galleries 10 AM – 12 PM & 6-8PM, Fee:  $120 Huntsville Art League members/$132 non-members. Located in the Huntsville Art League Studio 103 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Register at http://huntsvilleartleague.org/ PLEASE NOTE: Online registration closes 2 days before the start day of the class. You will learn about the effects of color, and the importance of composition and value. You will learn about different types of pastels, and papers. You will get to pick a subject of your choice. Make a perfect gift for someone on your list. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

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

101 Inventions That Changed The World

Museums, Studios & Galleries Certain turning points in humankind's history have been defined by the creation or discovery of something profound. From stone tools to the birth of the Internet, driven by necessity and accident we have shaped our own destiny through invention. These inventions act as historical punctuation points in the story of 101 Inventions That Changed The World, that explores not only the inventions themselves, but also suggests the reasoning behind their development and their subsequent effect on humankind. From epic time-lapse media of illuminated urban metropoleis to the booming thunder of the jet engine, 101 Inventions is an immensely captivating, unique SENSORY4™ experience guaranteed to fascinate, educate, entertain and inspire adults and children alike. It is an exhibition experience which resonates perfectly with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. To create this incredible new experience for the SENSORY4™ system, Grande Exhibitions engaged a multinational panel of scientific and curatorial experts from aroun… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/11.11.14/101-inventions-changed-world. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Free Health Screening

Healthy Huntsville Huntsville Hospital’s Mobile Medical Unit will be offering free health screenings to the public. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Harrison Senior Wellness and Advocacy Center 6156 Pulaski Pike Huntsville, AL 35810.

Nature Explorers’ Club

Kids The Nature Explorers’ Club is a fun literacy-based nature experience developed by The Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. Popular children’s books are the background. Two sessions are held on each day scheduled – 10-11am and 1-2pm. Geared for children in Preschool – 4th Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather in clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. SEPTEMBER Saturday, 6th and Tuesday, 9th-  GET TO KNOW A TREE , Tuesday, 30th- POND HABITAT AT HAYS OCTOBER Saturday, 4th and Tuesday, 7th- A LEAF SHAPE ADVENTURE , Tuesday 28th- SQUIRRELS NOVEMBER Saturday, 1st and Tuesday, 4th- YOUR VERY OWN STORY  , Tuesday, 25th- OWLS  DECEMBER Saturday, 6th and Tuesday, 9th- YOUR SPECIAL PATH JANUARY Saturday, 3rd and Tuesday, 6th- ANIMAL SIGNS  , Tuesday, 27th- ANIMAL HOMES FEBRUARY Tuesday, 3rd- GROUNDHOGS  , Saturday, 7th and Tuesday, 10th- AMAZING SEEDS  MARCH Tuesday, 3rd- SHAPES IN NATURE , … Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.natureexplore.org/certified/JDAnnieSHaysNaturePreserve.cfm. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Hays Nature Preserve. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Turkey Jump

Kids Come enjoy the kids burning off their "Out of School" energy with us! We will be open from 10am-3pm, don't forget your socks! Venue/ Attraction: Pump It Up. Cost: $7/child. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Nature Explorers’ Club

Kids The Nature Explorers’ Club is a fun literacy-based nature experience developed by The Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. Popular children’s books are the background. Two sessions are held on each day scheduled – 10-11am and 1-2pm. Geared for children in Preschool – 4th Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather in clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. SEPTEMBER Saturday, 6th and Tuesday, 9th-  GET TO KNOW A TREE , Tuesday, 30th- POND HABITAT AT HAYS OCTOBER Saturday, 4th and Tuesday, 7th- A LEAF SHAPE ADVENTURE , Tuesday 28th- SQUIRRELS NOVEMBER Saturday, 1st and Tuesday, 4th- YOUR VERY OWN STORY  , Tuesday, 25th- OWLS  DECEMBER Saturday, 6th and Tuesday, 9th- YOUR SPECIAL PATH JANUARY Saturday, 3rd and Tuesday, 6th- ANIMAL SIGNS  , Tuesday, 27th- ANIMAL HOMES FEBRUARY Tuesday, 3rd- GROUNDHOGS  , Saturday, 7th and Tuesday, 10th- AMAZING SEEDS  MARCH Tuesday, 3rd- SHAPES IN NATURE , … Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.natureexplore.org/certified/JDAnnieSHaysNaturePreserve.cfm. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Hays Nature Preserve. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tuesdays @ 2:00

Kids Every Tuesday at 2:00, join our Historic Park Interpreters for a special treat as they demonstrate a traditional craft or chore. Many of these activities offer hands-on experience for you and your children. No reservations are required – just drop in and enjoy. (Burritt reserves the right to substitute another activity due to weather or staffing constraints). Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Skating in the Park

Seasonal Skating in the Park will return for the 2014 – 2015 season! November 21, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Admission: $10 ages nine and up $5 ages eight and under $8 for groups of 10 or more Skate rental: $3 Scooter rental: $5 Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday: 4 p.m. – Midnight Saturday: 10 a.m. – Midnight Sunday: Noon – 8 p.m. Rink will have special holiday hours Thanksgiving week and during Christmas break. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/skatinginthepark/. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Painting with Soft Pastels with Harriet Dobbins

Museums, Studios & Galleries Fee:  $120 Huntsville Art League members/$132 non-members. Located in the Huntsville Art League Studio 103 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Register at http://huntsvilleartleague.org/ PLEASE NOTE: Online registration closes 2 days before the start day of the class. You will learn about the effects of color, and the importance of composition and value. You will learn about different types of pastels, and papers. You will get to pick a subject of your choice. Make a perfect gift for someone on your list. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Interstellar in IMAX

Performing Arts & Film The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is proud to be showing Christopher Nolan’s new movie Interstellar in IMAX beginning the evening of November 4, 2014. This is 2 days before regular theaters. We are excited to show it in IMAX because: Christopher Nolan has captured sequences of Interstellar with IMAX’s extremely high-resolution cameras to deliver IMAX audiences greater scope and breathtaking image quality. , More than an hour of footage was shot using IMAX cameras , Exclusively in IMAX® theatres, these sequences will expand vertically to fill the entire IMAX screen – delivering unprecedented crispness, clarity and color for a truly immersive experience. , Fans will be able to experience the film two days early in select domestic IMAX theatres featuring 15perf/70mm film starting November 4th at 8:00 pm Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.spacecampstore.com/Interstellar-Pre-Nov-04-08%3A00p-TIMVIP141111040800/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Dave Anderson

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

Harmony Park Animal Preserve

Kids Enjoy drive-through observation & feeding of free ranging rare & endangered animals. Your self-guided tour also includes reptiles & amphibians from around the world, as well as various species of fowl. Hours: Monday - Sunday [10am - Sundown] (877) 726-4625. Venue/ Attraction: Harmony Safari Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

Grandma Moses: Visions of America

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 15, 2014 – March 1, 2015 After nearly 12 years, Grandma Moses will be visiting HMA during the holiday season once again! In this presentation, the museum has organized a one-gallery exhibition of approximately 30 original paintings by this legendary American artist.  These works are being borrowed from institutions across the country, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, and the Eisenhower Library…to name a few…and the Galerie St. Etienne in New York City. One of the most popular artists in the U.S. during the 1940s  and 1950s, Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses (1860-1961) is known as a “folk” or “naïve” artist; she never received formal art training. She was also the first and most well-known “memory” painter, who often used memory to give life to her landscapes. Grandma Moses also adapted scenes from greeting cards, magazines and prints such as Currier and Ives. Join the museum for an Opening Gallery Walk and Recepti… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

Looking at the Collection: American Impressionist Women

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015                Looking at the Collection: American Impressionist Women will showcase more than 50 outstanding works, including paintings, drawings and sculptures, from HMA’s permanent collection. The works on view comprise a portion of the Louise and Alan Sellars Collection, a landmark holding that celebrates the achievements of more than 250 talented female artists active between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries. Many of the artists included in the Sellars Collection rebelled against the convention of their day by exhibiting alongside their male counterparts, receiving awards, and pioneering the way for those who would follow. Today, art historians are rediscovering their accomplishments and establishing their rightful place in the expanding narrative of American history.                 Exemplifying the strong effect that French Impressionism had on American art beginning in the late 19th century, the exhibition’s subject matter will include accomplished florals… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

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

101 Inventions That Changed The World

Museums, Studios & Galleries Certain turning points in humankind's history have been defined by the creation or discovery of something profound. From stone tools to the birth of the Internet, driven by necessity and accident we have shaped our own destiny through invention. These inventions act as historical punctuation points in the story of 101 Inventions That Changed The World, that explores not only the inventions themselves, but also suggests the reasoning behind their development and their subsequent effect on humankind. From epic time-lapse media of illuminated urban metropoleis to the booming thunder of the jet engine, 101 Inventions is an immensely captivating, unique SENSORY4™ experience guaranteed to fascinate, educate, entertain and inspire adults and children alike. It is an exhibition experience which resonates perfectly with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. To create this incredible new experience for the SENSORY4™ system, Grande Exhibitions engaged a multinational panel of scientific and curatorial experts from aroun… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/11.11.14/101-inventions-changed-world. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Free Health Screening

Healthy Huntsville Huntsville Hospital’s Mobile Medical Unit will be offering free health screenings to the public. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Madison Senior Center 1282 Hughes Road Madison, AL 35758.

Skating in the Park

Seasonal Skating in the Park will return for the 2014 – 2015 season! November 21, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Admission: $10 ages nine and up $5 ages eight and under $8 for groups of 10 or more Skate rental: $3 Scooter rental: $5 Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday: 4 p.m. – Midnight Saturday: 10 a.m. – Midnight Sunday: Noon – 8 p.m. Rink will have special holiday hours Thanksgiving week and during Christmas break. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/skatinginthepark/. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Majestic Tree

Museums, Studios & Galleries Get your family out of your house and into ours. 6:30pm on Wednesday, November 26th we have an adult class for everyone 16 and up. We will provide all painting supplies needed. You just bring your favorite beverage and snacks. We will do the rest. Cost is $35 per painter. Venue/ Attraction: My Spirited Art. Event Web Link: http://www.rezclick.com/myspiritedart/index.php?page=classes#2681. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Interstellar in IMAX

Performing Arts & Film The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is proud to be showing Christopher Nolan’s new movie Interstellar in IMAX beginning the evening of November 4, 2014. This is 2 days before regular theaters. We are excited to show it in IMAX because: Christopher Nolan has captured sequences of Interstellar with IMAX’s extremely high-resolution cameras to deliver IMAX audiences greater scope and breathtaking image quality. , More than an hour of footage was shot using IMAX cameras , Exclusively in IMAX® theatres, these sequences will expand vertically to fill the entire IMAX screen – delivering unprecedented crispness, clarity and color for a truly immersive experience. , Fans will be able to experience the film two days early in select domestic IMAX theatres featuring 15perf/70mm film starting November 4th at 8:00 pm Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.spacecampstore.com/Interstellar-Pre-Nov-04-08%3A00p-TIMVIP141111040800/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

–Jonathan Richman Featuring Tommy Larkins

Museums, Studios & Galleries $15 Admission, located in the Flying Monkey Theatre. Jonathan Richman has been writing songs, making records and performing live for most of his life, winning fans and making friends around the world with his guileless honesty and playfully catchy compositions. He’s revered by countless fellow artists, and has built a remarkably loyal international audience through his tireless touring. His deceptively straightforward songs embody timeless qualities of humanity, optimism, emotional insight and a boundless sense of humor untainted by cynicism or transient notions of hipness. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

Love Child

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

Stone Anderson

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

Georges Rouault: Cirque de L’Etoile Filante

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015 The world of the circus has always interested French artist Georges Rouault with its contrast of superficial brightness and the sadness of circus life. In 1917, Rouault entered into an exclusive relationship with Parisian art dealer Ambrose Vollard and this collaboration proved to be one of the most productive in the history of printmaking. The two produced several notable portfolios including Cirque de l’Etoile Filante (Circus of the Shooting Stars). The images in this exhibition strip away the “spangles” of the clown’s costume and reveal the “reflection of paradise lost.” Seventeen color etchings with aquatint introduce the portfolio, followed by selected wood engravings that illustrate the text, also written by Rouault. Organized by Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 27, 2014.

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 4, 2014 – January 18, 2015 Aesthetic Engineering presents a dramatic series of large-scale mixed media works by internationally acclaimed glass artist Ginny Ruffner. The series is inspired by recent breakthroughs in genetics and bio-engineering, and the possibilities of future gene sharing between animal and plant kingdoms. Exuberant and wildly imaginative, the works combine bronze, stainless steel and blown glass into fantastic futuristic forms. Organized in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 27, 2014.

Grandma Moses: Visions of America

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 15, 2014 – March 1, 2015 After nearly 12 years, Grandma Moses will be visiting HMA during the holiday season once again! In this presentation, the museum has organized a one-gallery exhibition of approximately 30 original paintings by this legendary American artist.  These works are being borrowed from institutions across the country, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, and the Eisenhower Library…to name a few…and the Galerie St. Etienne in New York City. One of the most popular artists in the U.S. during the 1940s  and 1950s, Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses (1860-1961) is known as a “folk” or “naïve” artist; she never received formal art training. She was also the first and most well-known “memory” painter, who often used memory to give life to her landscapes. Grandma Moses also adapted scenes from greeting cards, magazines and prints such as Currier and Ives. Join the museum for an Opening Gallery Walk and Recepti… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 27, 2014.

Looking at the Collection: American Impressionist Women

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015                Looking at the Collection: American Impressionist Women will showcase more than 50 outstanding works, including paintings, drawings and sculptures, from HMA’s permanent collection. The works on view comprise a portion of the Louise and Alan Sellars Collection, a landmark holding that celebrates the achievements of more than 250 talented female artists active between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries. Many of the artists included in the Sellars Collection rebelled against the convention of their day by exhibiting alongside their male counterparts, receiving awards, and pioneering the way for those who would follow. Today, art historians are rediscovering their accomplishments and establishing their rightful place in the expanding narrative of American history.                 Exemplifying the strong effect that French Impressionism had on American art beginning in the late 19th century, the exhibition’s subject matter will include accomplished florals… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 27, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 27, 2014.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015 South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass is an invitational group exhibition organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art to showcase the work of noted American glass artists living and working in our region. This exhibit will be presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by this internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Ché Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina. Included works range from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel. An opening gallery walk with selected artists is scheduled for Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Richard & Roper Room. Museum Hours: Sunday… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 27, 2014.

Turkey Trot 5k

Fundraisers Come run in our 5k family fun run on Thanksgiving morning then enjoy a guilt-free Thanksgiving feast because you've already burned all those calories. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. UAHuntsville campus 301 Sparkman Drive Northwest Huntsville, AL 35899.

21th Annual Thanksgiving Day Hike

Health & Wellness Whether new to hiking or a seasoned pro, 45+ miles of Land Trust Trails offer natural beauty and exercise for the entire family. *Sturdy shoes and layered clothing recommended. *Bring water, trail snacks, charged phone, and camera. *Please – all dogs must be on leads. IN CASE OF RAIN, HIKES will be CANCELLED.    Check our website or on Facebook for cancellation notices. www.LandTrustNAL.org         Facebook: Land Trust of North Alabama      256.534.LAND (5263) Guided hikes are offered as a FREE community service. (4 miles, Moderate to Difficult) A grand Huntsville tradition –Appreciating the beauty of Monte Sano Nature Preserve with family and friends on Thanksgiving morning!  We’ll burn some extra calories and walk down Alms House Trail to Historic Three Caves.  Then, drivers will be ferried back to our Bankhead hiker’s parking lot.  (Or, you may make the round trip up the mountain.) Please bring water and cameras.  Dogs on leads are welcome! Directions: Take Pratt Avenue through Five Poi… Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: http://landtrustnal.org/guided-fall-hikes-discover-nature-land-trust/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Hikers Parking lot Bankhead Parkway Huntsville, AL 35801.

Denise Onwere Homeschoolers Art Class

Educational & Lecture located in Studio 314 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Participants must register in advance, please contact Denise at 256-322-0184. Young artists will begin by creating their own Pop Art Self Portraits in the style of Andy Warhol, discover cubism as they make Picasso abstract portraits, dabble in print making, and develop a comic series in the style of Lichtenstein. Students will learn to easily identify with recognizable subjects in a painting, drawing or sculpture in representational art widely accepted among the masses. Students will also learn about color design, line, texture, variety, balance and emphasis in this awesome artistic educational experience. Mediums: painting, drawing, print making and sculpture. Choose dates from our ongoing class, or schedule a class today. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Skating in the Park

Seasonal Skating in the Park will return for the 2014 – 2015 season! November 21, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Admission: $10 ages nine and up $5 ages eight and under $8 for groups of 10 or more Skate rental: $3 Scooter rental: $5 Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday: 4 p.m. – Midnight Saturday: 10 a.m. – Midnight Sunday: Noon – 8 p.m. Rink will have special holiday hours Thanksgiving week and during Christmas break. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/skatinginthepark/. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Galaxy of Lights

Seasonal Drive-Through Nights (tickets may be purchased online) Thanksgiving through January 3, 5:30-9 p.m.  Passenger Car - $20 per car (up to 10 people) Vans - $20 for 10 people and $3 for each additional person Tour buses - $20 for 10 people and $3 for each additional person (tour bus driver is free). Please note: Admission fees may be changed without notice. No driving on December 1 and 2 due to the Galaxy Runs on those nights. Please have cash or a check for admission! ** Please enter near Landry's on Bob Wallace. Don't miss North Alabama's favorite holiday tradition! Galaxy of Lights is a holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. See Santa soaring over a delightful winter village. Nursery rhyme characters dance and frolic among traditional scenes of the season. And, best of all, experience the magic of the twinkling icicle forest. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young-at-heart. Walking nights are the best way to experienc… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=8. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit hsvbg.org.

FastTrac® NewVenture - Fall 2014

Educational & Lecture FastTrac NewVenture is our flagship program----it is definitely one of the most beneficial programs we have to offer. It is a 10-week comprehensive entrepreneurial program that gives you the tools needed to start and operate a successful business. It’s easy to start a business---the hard part is staying in business and making money! October 2 Exploring Entrepreneurship October 16 Identifying/Meeting Market Needs October 23 Setting Financial Goals October 30 Planning the Product/Service November 6 Researching/Analyzing the Market November 13 Reaching the Market November 20 Building the Organization & Team December 4 Planning for a Profitable Business December 11 Cash Flow & Seeking Funds December 18 Implementing Next Steps Who Needs This Program? • Individuals who are thinking about starting a business. • Start-up entrepreneurs (1-2 years in business) • Established business owners who are thinking about a new service line, new products, or going into a new market. You are working ON your b… Cost: $300. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM. al.com Building 200 West Side Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Thursday Night Swing

Museums, Studios & Galleries Located in the Flying Monkey Theatre on the second floor of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Come Dance With Us! 6:30-7:30 PM: Lesson, 7:30-10:00 PM: Open Dancing. NO PARTNER REQUIRED! EVER! If you haven’t already heard Thursday Night Swing is back and better than ever!  It’s bringing back a weekly DJ’d open dance venue and intermediate lesson space for Huntsville Alabama. We are going to be throwing down tunes by some of the best DJ’s in Huntsville! More info at www.huntsvilleswing.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Nightlife Venue: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Havoc vs. Knoxville

Sports Gold Adult - $20.00 Mezzanine Silver Adult - $15.00 Mezzanine (General Admission) - $12.00 Purchase single game tickets from the VBC Box Office or www.ticketmaster.com. For groups of 10 tickets or more contact Cline Thompson at 256.518.6163. SPECIAL Thanksgiving Day Game!!! Furniture Factory Bar &Grill presents 'Hockey Night in Huntsville' Fans can enjoy $2.00 beers, hot dogs & sodas all game long! The Havoc Players will be wearing Special Thanksgiving Jerseys that will be auctioned off After the Game. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Scott Morgan

Downtown Huntsville Scott Morgan. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 8:00 PM – Friday, November 28, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Harmony Park Animal Preserve

Kids Enjoy drive-through observation & feeding of free ranging rare & endangered animals. Your self-guided tour also includes reptiles & amphibians from around the world, as well as various species of fowl. Hours: Monday - Sunday [10am - Sundown] (877) 726-4625. Venue/ Attraction: Harmony Safari Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014.

Christmas Card Lane

Seasonal A new tradition is being started in Madison. From November 28th through January 3rd, visitors will have the option to drive or stroll along the sidewalks of Church and Front Street, in our historic downtown, to enjoy more than twenty life-size cards. Each card will be painted by professional, hobbyist, and student artists who have graciously agreed to share their talents. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014. Church and Front Street Historic Downtown Madison Madison AL, 35758.

Georges Rouault: Cirque de L’Etoile Filante

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015 The world of the circus has always interested French artist Georges Rouault with its contrast of superficial brightness and the sadness of circus life. In 1917, Rouault entered into an exclusive relationship with Parisian art dealer Ambrose Vollard and this collaboration proved to be one of the most productive in the history of printmaking. The two produced several notable portfolios including Cirque de l’Etoile Filante (Circus of the Shooting Stars). The images in this exhibition strip away the “spangles” of the clown’s costume and reveal the “reflection of paradise lost.” Seventeen color etchings with aquatint introduce the portfolio, followed by selected wood engravings that illustrate the text, also written by Rouault. Organized by Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014.

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 4, 2014 – January 18, 2015 Aesthetic Engineering presents a dramatic series of large-scale mixed media works by internationally acclaimed glass artist Ginny Ruffner. The series is inspired by recent breakthroughs in genetics and bio-engineering, and the possibilities of future gene sharing between animal and plant kingdoms. Exuberant and wildly imaginative, the works combine bronze, stainless steel and blown glass into fantastic futuristic forms. Organized in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014.

Grandma Moses: Visions of America

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 15, 2014 – March 1, 2015 After nearly 12 years, Grandma Moses will be visiting HMA during the holiday season once again! In this presentation, the museum has organized a one-gallery exhibition of approximately 30 original paintings by this legendary American artist.  These works are being borrowed from institutions across the country, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, and the Eisenhower Library…to name a few…and the Galerie St. Etienne in New York City. One of the most popular artists in the U.S. during the 1940s  and 1950s, Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses (1860-1961) is known as a “folk” or “naïve” artist; she never received formal art training. She was also the first and most well-known “memory” painter, who often used memory to give life to her landscapes. Grandma Moses also adapted scenes from greeting cards, magazines and prints such as Currier and Ives. Join the museum for an Opening Gallery Walk and Recepti… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014.

Looking at the Collection: American Impressionist Women

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015                Looking at the Collection: American Impressionist Women will showcase more than 50 outstanding works, including paintings, drawings and sculptures, from HMA’s permanent collection. The works on view comprise a portion of the Louise and Alan Sellars Collection, a landmark holding that celebrates the achievements of more than 250 talented female artists active between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries. Many of the artists included in the Sellars Collection rebelled against the convention of their day by exhibiting alongside their male counterparts, receiving awards, and pioneering the way for those who would follow. Today, art historians are rediscovering their accomplishments and establishing their rightful place in the expanding narrative of American history.                 Exemplifying the strong effect that French Impressionism had on American art beginning in the late 19th century, the exhibition’s subject matter will include accomplished florals… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015 South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass is an invitational group exhibition organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art to showcase the work of noted American glass artists living and working in our region. This exhibit will be presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by this internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Ché Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina. Included works range from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel. An opening gallery walk with selected artists is scheduled for Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Richard & Roper Room. Museum Hours: Sunday… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014.

101 Inventions That Changed The World

Museums, Studios & Galleries Certain turning points in humankind's history have been defined by the creation or discovery of something profound. From stone tools to the birth of the Internet, driven by necessity and accident we have shaped our own destiny through invention. These inventions act as historical punctuation points in the story of 101 Inventions That Changed The World, that explores not only the inventions themselves, but also suggests the reasoning behind their development and their subsequent effect on humankind. From epic time-lapse media of illuminated urban metropoleis to the booming thunder of the jet engine, 101 Inventions is an immensely captivating, unique SENSORY4™ experience guaranteed to fascinate, educate, entertain and inspire adults and children alike. It is an exhibition experience which resonates perfectly with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. To create this incredible new experience for the SENSORY4™ system, Grande Exhibitions engaged a multinational panel of scientific and curatorial experts from aroun… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/11.11.14/101-inventions-changed-world. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Black Friday Kids Gift Camp

Museums, Studios & Galleries While you shop or rest from shopping the night away, let you kids create their own one of a kind gifts for family and friends. Camp is from 10am-12:30pm. We will paint the Sassy Reindeer painting, paint a Gingerbread ornament, and make a custom handprint mug. We will also decorate sugar cookies as a snack. This camp is for kids 5 and up and the cost is $50 per child. Venue/ Attraction: My Spirited Art. Event Web Link: http://www.rezclick.com/myspiritedart/index.php?page=classes#2680. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Skating in the Park

Seasonal Skating in the Park will return for the 2014 – 2015 season! November 21, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Admission: $10 ages nine and up $5 ages eight and under $8 for groups of 10 or more Skate rental: $3 Scooter rental: $5 Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday: 4 p.m. – Midnight Saturday: 10 a.m. – Midnight Sunday: Noon – 8 p.m. Rink will have special holiday hours Thanksgiving week and during Christmas break. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/skatinginthepark/. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014, 4:00 PM – Saturday, November 29, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Santa's Village

Downtown Huntsville EarlyWorks - Constitution Village Huntsville 109 Gates Ave. Huntsville, AL 35801 Admission is $5 - Each ticket admits ONE PERSON for any ONE night from November 28th to December 23rd, 2014. Hours: 5:00pm to 9:00pm nightly. Children under one year admitted free. Huntsville’s magical holiday attraction created especially for families to enjoy the excitement and wonder of the holiday season. All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! NEW! Santa's Magical Garden will come to life right before your eyes! Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat! There's lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home! Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. For more info visit www.earlyworks.com.

The Science of the Holidays- OPENING DAY!

Seasonal NEW THIS HOLIDAY! Enjoy exclusive family-friendly science celebrations at Sci-Quest this holiday season! Sci-Quest will transform into a wonderland of science with themed areas, activities and demos, and holiday labs for the entire family! Make your own 3D snowflake, explore the science of chocolate, design a one-of-a-kind ornament on an Egg-Bot printer, plus more! Activities & Demos Include: Little Winter Wonderland Science in Toyland Holidays 2.0 Holiday Family Labs: Chocolate Covered Science Candy Canes and Chemistry Creations The Case of the Missing Cookie Advance tickets on sale now! Venue/ Attraction: Sci-Quest, Hands-On Science Center. Cost: In Advance: $6.50 members/$10.50 non-members At the Door: $7.50 members/$11.50 non-members. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://sci-quest.org/plan-your-visit/science-holidays. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Galaxy of Lights

Seasonal Drive-Through Nights (tickets may be purchased online) Thanksgiving through January 3, 5:30-9 p.m.  Passenger Car - $20 per car (up to 10 people) Vans - $20 for 10 people and $3 for each additional person Tour buses - $20 for 10 people and $3 for each additional person (tour bus driver is free). Please note: Admission fees may be changed without notice. No driving on December 1 and 2 due to the Galaxy Runs on those nights. Please have cash or a check for admission! ** Please enter near Landry's on Bob Wallace. Don't miss North Alabama's favorite holiday tradition! Galaxy of Lights is a holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. See Santa soaring over a delightful winter village. Nursery rhyme characters dance and frolic among traditional scenes of the season. And, best of all, experience the magic of the twinkling icicle forest. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young-at-heart. Walking nights are the best way to experienc… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=8. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit hsvbg.org.

Christmas in the Park

Seasonal Arab City Park is a must-see during the holiday season. Featuring more than 2 million lights, the park is ablaze with the magic and beauty of Christmas. Visitors can stroll along the sidewalks and pathways within the park. Event is free and open to the public. The park lights begin each evening at dusk and remain on until 9 p.m. This event kicks off with a formal lighting ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2014 at the park pavilion. This event is open daily from Thanksgiving weekend through New Years. For info call 256-586-6793 or visit www.arabcity.org or send us an email at parkrec@arabcity.org. DIRECTIONS TO ARAB CITY PARK: From Huntsville: Take U.S. Highway 231 South into Arab. Turn left on 7th Avenue NW (McDonald's on left), then right onto Main Street. Continue traveling south through 2 traffic lights. Turn left onto Shoal Creek Trail NE. Park is approximately 1 mile on right. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.arab-chamber.org/visit-here/things-to-do. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Arab City Park Arab Alabama 35016.

Santa In The Park

Seasonal Santa Claus and his elves will make a special visit to Arab Historic Village. His toy shop will open Fridays and Saturdays for four weekends beginning November 29, 2014. Have your picture taken with Santa, make reindeer food, watch the work, enjoy cookies and juice in the Boyd House and listen to live music. Santa In The Park will be open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Arab Historic Village in the Arab City Park. Entry into Santa In The Park is $5 per person. Children 2 and under are free. For info call 256-586-6793 or visit www.arabcity.org or send us an email at parkrec@arabcity.org. Directions to Arab City Park: From Huntsville: Take U.S. Highway 231 South into Arab. Turn left on 7th Avenue NW (McDonald's on left), then right onto Main Street. Continue traveling south through 2 traffic lights. Turn left onto Shoal Creek Trail NE. Park is approximately 1 mile on right. Cost: $5.00 per person, 2 and under free, $20.00 for immediate family (parents-guardians and children). Event Web Link: http://www.arab-chamber.org/visit-here/things-to-do. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Arab Historic Village Located on Elvin Light Lane, NE (adjacent to Arab City Park) Arab, Alabama 35016.

Tinsel Trail 2014 Ribbon Cutting & Kick-off

Seasonal Big Spring Park in front of Pane e Vino Join Downtown Huntsville Inc. as we officially open Tinsel Trail 2014. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://tinseltrail.com/events/. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Jim Parker's Songwriters Series

Music Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Event Web Link: http://jimparkermusic.com/main.html. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. For more info visit jimparkermusic.com.

Grumpy Cat Night

Museums, Studios & Galleries Get your family out of your house and into ours. Choice to paint either our original Grumpy Cat or our holiday version. At 6:30pm on Friday, November 28th we have an adult class for everyone 16 and up. We will provide all painting supplies needed. You just bring your favorite beverage and snacks. We will do the rest. Cost is $35 per painter. Venue/ Attraction: My Spirited Art. Event Web Link: http://www.rezclick.com/myspiritedart/index.php?page=classes#2665. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

UAHuntsville Chargers Hockey vs Michigan Tech

Sports Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Event Web Link: http://www.uahchargers.com/index.aspx?path=mhockey&&tab=0. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:15 PM.

Ballroom Dance Social

Social Events & More Dance Rocket City hosts its weekly ballroom dance social. Group class starts at 7 p.m. social starts at 8 p.m. No partner necessary. Cost: $5/students, $10/Adults. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Dance Rocket City 2614 Artie St Huntsville, AL 35805.

Relayer

Downtown Huntsville Relayer. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014, 8:00 PM – Saturday, November 29, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Epic Comedy Hour

Museums, Studios & Galleries $8 Admission, located in the Flying Monkey Theatre. For mature audiences only. The Epic Comedy Hour is Huntsville's best stand-up comedy show. It features comedians and regional comedians from the surrounding areas, including Atlanta, Birmingham, Knoxville, and Nashville. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Kozmic Mama

Music Nightlife Venue: LeeAnn's. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, November 28, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, November 29, 2014, 1:00 AM.

Harmony Park Animal Preserve

Kids Enjoy drive-through observation & feeding of free ranging rare & endangered animals. Your self-guided tour also includes reptiles & amphibians from around the world, as well as various species of fowl. Hours: Monday - Sunday [10am - Sundown] (877) 726-4625. Venue/ Attraction: Harmony Safari Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014.

Alabama vs Auburn

Sports Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014. Tuscaloosa, AL.

Turkey Day Model Boat Speed Trial

Sports This event is hosted by the Huntsville Model Boating Association and the IMPBA. It is the club's last event of 2014 and many racers from across the country make an extra effort to break a record for 2014. The racers will push their boats to the maximum limits to reach speeds of 50 mph to over 135 mph. We will run from 8am till sundown weather permitting (wind needs to be under 9mph) due to the high speeds the boats require calm water. (South Lake). Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free to Spectators. Event Web Link: http://home.hiwaay.net/~wintrak/RC/2/. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Brahan Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014 – Sunday, November 30, 2014.

Christmas Card Lane

Seasonal A new tradition is being started in Madison. From November 28th through January 3rd, visitors will have the option to drive or stroll along the sidewalks of Church and Front Street, in our historic downtown, to enjoy more than twenty life-size cards. Each card will be painted by professional, hobbyist, and student artists who have graciously agreed to share their talents. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014. Church and Front Street Historic Downtown Madison Madison AL, 35758.

Small Business Saturday

Seasonal Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. It is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014. small, local business.

Tinsel Trail

Seasonal Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays. Around 200 trees will decorate Big Spring Park for the holiday season. Intended to promote community, each tree is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Is the event free? Yes. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014.

Still Serving Veterans 1st Annual Iron Bowl Ale Gating Party

Fundraisers Still Serving Veterans and Straight to Ale Brewery have joined forces to present the 1st annual Alegating Party. The Alegating Party will take place during this year’s Iron Bowl on November 29th at Straight to Ale at 3200 Leeman Ferry Road, Huntsville beginning at 11:00am and running all day. This event is to celebrate the ongoing rivalry between Auburn and Alabama University and to help Still Serving Veterans continue their community work.Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 per person. For anyone interested, $500 is the cost to become a sponsor and your logo will be used in all media advertising. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale. Cost: $15 per person/ $500 Sponsor. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014.

Georges Rouault: Cirque de L’Etoile Filante

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015 The world of the circus has always interested French artist Georges Rouault with its contrast of superficial brightness and the sadness of circus life. In 1917, Rouault entered into an exclusive relationship with Parisian art dealer Ambrose Vollard and this collaboration proved to be one of the most productive in the history of printmaking. The two produced several notable portfolios including Cirque de l’Etoile Filante (Circus of the Shooting Stars). The images in this exhibition strip away the “spangles” of the clown’s costume and reveal the “reflection of paradise lost.” Seventeen color etchings with aquatint introduce the portfolio, followed by selected wood engravings that illustrate the text, also written by Rouault. Organized by Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014.

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 4, 2014 – January 18, 2015 Aesthetic Engineering presents a dramatic series of large-scale mixed media works by internationally acclaimed glass artist Ginny Ruffner. The series is inspired by recent breakthroughs in genetics and bio-engineering, and the possibilities of future gene sharing between animal and plant kingdoms. Exuberant and wildly imaginative, the works combine bronze, stainless steel and blown glass into fantastic futuristic forms. Organized in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014.

Grandma Moses: Visions of America

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 15, 2014 – March 1, 2015 After nearly 12 years, Grandma Moses will be visiting HMA during the holiday season once again! In this presentation, the museum has organized a one-gallery exhibition of approximately 30 original paintings by this legendary American artist.  These works are being borrowed from institutions across the country, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, and the Eisenhower Library…to name a few…and the Galerie St. Etienne in New York City. One of the most popular artists in the U.S. during the 1940s  and 1950s, Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses (1860-1961) is known as a “folk” or “naïve” artist; she never received formal art training. She was also the first and most well-known “memory” painter, who often used memory to give life to her landscapes. Grandma Moses also adapted scenes from greeting cards, magazines and prints such as Currier and Ives. Join the museum for an Opening Gallery Walk and Recepti… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014.

Looking at the Collection: American Impressionist Women

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015                Looking at the Collection: American Impressionist Women will showcase more than 50 outstanding works, including paintings, drawings and sculptures, from HMA’s permanent collection. The works on view comprise a portion of the Louise and Alan Sellars Collection, a landmark holding that celebrates the achievements of more than 250 talented female artists active between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries. Many of the artists included in the Sellars Collection rebelled against the convention of their day by exhibiting alongside their male counterparts, receiving awards, and pioneering the way for those who would follow. Today, art historians are rediscovering their accomplishments and establishing their rightful place in the expanding narrative of American history.                 Exemplifying the strong effect that French Impressionism had on American art beginning in the late 19th century, the exhibition’s subject matter will include accomplished florals… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015 South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass is an invitational group exhibition organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art to showcase the work of noted American glass artists living and working in our region. This exhibit will be presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by this internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Ché Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina. Included works range from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel. An opening gallery walk with selected artists is scheduled for Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Richard & Roper Room. Museum Hours: Sunday… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014.

Step Back in Time: Lighting of the 1800's

Museums, Studios & Galleries Every Weekend our Step Back in Time programs give you the chance to take a closer look at life in the past. Drop in on our historic interpreters from 1:30 - 2:30 pm every Saturday and Sunday to enjoy demonstrations of skills and crafts in the historic park. While you're at Burritt don't miss the guided tour of the historic park offered every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30! Join one of our historic interpreters for a more in-depth look at the history behind the homes in our historic park included with regular admission. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 1:30 AM – 2:30 AM.

101 Inventions That Changed The World

Museums, Studios & Galleries Certain turning points in humankind's history have been defined by the creation or discovery of something profound. From stone tools to the birth of the Internet, driven by necessity and accident we have shaped our own destiny through invention. These inventions act as historical punctuation points in the story of 101 Inventions That Changed The World, that explores not only the inventions themselves, but also suggests the reasoning behind their development and their subsequent effect on humankind. From epic time-lapse media of illuminated urban metropoleis to the booming thunder of the jet engine, 101 Inventions is an immensely captivating, unique SENSORY4™ experience guaranteed to fascinate, educate, entertain and inspire adults and children alike. It is an exhibition experience which resonates perfectly with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. To create this incredible new experience for the SENSORY4™ system, Grande Exhibitions engaged a multinational panel of scientific and curatorial experts from aroun… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/11.11.14/101-inventions-changed-world. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Skating in the Park

Seasonal Skating in the Park will return for the 2014 – 2015 season! Admission: $10 ages nine and up $5 ages eight and under $8 for groups of 10 or more Skate rental: $3 Scooter rental: $5 Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday: 4 p.m. – Midnight Saturday: 10 a.m. – Midnight Sunday: Noon – 8 p.m. Rink will have special holiday hours Thanksgiving week and during Christmas break. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/skatinginthepark/. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – Sunday, November 30, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Downtown Huntsville Food Tour

Outdoor Activities & Festivals This 3 hour guided walking tour winds through Huntsville, Alabama’s historic downtown streets and parks, visiting six unique food tasting locations. You will get an inside look at the restaurants, specialty shops, and “mom and pop” establishments that make downtown a truly special place to visit. Come explore the history and culture of downtown, and taste the highlights of the Rocket City. Cost: $49. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvillefoodtours.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville Route.

Artist Market

Museums, Studios & Galleries Free, Flying Monkey Arts. Local artists and others are invited to set up a booth and sell their wares to the public. There will be art, jewelry, vintage clothing, and more interesting things for sale inside our facility – safe from rain. Vendor registration check flyingmonkeyarts.org. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Santa's Village

Downtown Huntsville EarlyWorks - Constitution Village Huntsville 109 Gates Ave. Huntsville, AL 35801 Admission is $5 - Each ticket admits ONE PERSON for any ONE night from November 28th to December 23rd, 2014. Hours: 5:00pm to 9:00pm nightly. Children under one year admitted free. Huntsville’s magical holiday attraction created especially for families to enjoy the excitement and wonder of the holiday season. All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! NEW! Santa's Magical Garden will come to life right before your eyes! Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat! There's lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home! Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. For more info visit www.earlyworks.com.

The Science of the Holidays

Seasonal NEW THIS HOLIDAY! Enjoy exclusive family-friendly science celebrations at Sci-Quest this holiday season! Sci-Quest will transform into a wonderland of science with themed areas, activities and demos, and holiday labs for the entire family! Make your own 3D snowflake, explore the science of chocolate, design a one-of-a-kind ornament on an Egg-Bot printer, plus more! Activities & Demos Include: Little Winter Wonderland Science in Toyland Holidays 2.0 Holiday Family Labs: Chocolate Covered Science Candy Canes and Chemistry Creations The Case of the Missing Cookie Advance tickets on sale now! Venue/ Attraction: Sci-Quest, Hands-On Science Center. Cost: In Advance: $6.50 members/$10.50 non-members At the Door: $7.50 members/$11.50 non-members. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://sci-quest.org/plan-your-visit/science-holidays. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Galaxy of Lights

Seasonal Drive-Through Nights (tickets may be purchased online) Thanksgiving through January 3, 5:30-9 p.m.  Passenger Car - $20 per car (up to 10 people) Vans - $20 for 10 people and $3 for each additional person Tour buses - $20 for 10 people and $3 for each additional person (tour bus driver is free). Please note: Admission fees may be changed without notice. No driving on December 1 and 2 due to the Galaxy Runs on those nights. Please have cash or a check for admission! ** Please enter near Landry's on Bob Wallace. Don't miss North Alabama's favorite holiday tradition! Galaxy of Lights is a holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. See Santa soaring over a delightful winter village. Nursery rhyme characters dance and frolic among traditional scenes of the season. And, best of all, experience the magic of the twinkling icicle forest. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young-at-heart. Walking nights are the best way to experienc… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=8. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit hsvbg.org.

Christmas in the Park

Seasonal Arab City Park is a must-see during the holiday season. Featuring more than 2 million lights, the park is ablaze with the magic and beauty of Christmas. Visitors can stroll along the sidewalks and pathways within the park. Event is free and open to the public. The park lights begin each evening at dusk and remain on until 9 p.m. This event kicks off with a formal lighting ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2014 at the park pavilion. This event is open daily from Thanksgiving weekend through New Years. For info call 256-586-6793 or visit www.arabcity.org or send us an email at parkrec@arabcity.org. DIRECTIONS TO ARAB CITY PARK: From Huntsville: Take U.S. Highway 231 South into Arab. Turn left on 7th Avenue NW (McDonald's on left), then right onto Main Street. Continue traveling south through 2 traffic lights. Turn left onto Shoal Creek Trail NE. Park is approximately 1 mile on right. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.arab-chamber.org/visit-here/things-to-do. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Arab City Park Arab Alabama 35016.

Santa In The Park

Seasonal Santa Claus and his elves will make a special visit to Arab Historic Village. His toy shop will open Fridays and Saturdays for four weekends beginning November 29, 2014. Have your picture taken with Santa, make reindeer food, watch the work, enjoy cookies and juice in the Boyd House and listen to live music. Santa In The Park will be open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Arab Historic Village in the Arab City Park. Entry into Santa In The Park is $5 per person. Children 2 and under are free. For info call 256-586-6793 or visit www.arabcity.org or send us an email at parkrec@arabcity.org. Directions to Arab City Park: From Huntsville: Take U.S. Highway 231 South into Arab. Turn left on 7th Avenue NW (McDonald's on left), then right onto Main Street. Continue traveling south through 2 traffic lights. Turn left onto Shoal Creek Trail NE. Park is approximately 1 mile on right. Cost: $5.00 per person, 2 and under free, $20.00 for immediate family (parents-guardians and children). Event Web Link: http://www.arab-chamber.org/visit-here/things-to-do. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Arab Historic Village Located on Elvin Light Lane, NE (adjacent to Arab City Park) Arab, Alabama 35016.

Iron Bowl Party

Social Events & More Come watch the Iron Bowl at the tap room! Doctor BBQ will be serving food!! 5:00 pm - Tap Room Opens 6:00 pm - Free BBQ and fixins' by Doctor BBQ 6:45 pm - Game Time!!!! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM. The Brew Stooges Tap Room 109 Maple Ave NW Huntsville, AL 35801.

UAHuntsville Chargers Hockey vs Michigan Tech

Sports Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Event Web Link: http://www.uahchargers.com/index.aspx?path=mhockey&&tab=0. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:15 PM.

The Christmas Star

Educational & Lecture Is there a scientific answer about what the Christmas star was that we can uncover? Come hear what ancient scientific records reveal about it. Admission is $5 for Adults, $3 for Students, and free for children under 6, as well as VBAS members. Weather permitting, you will have the opportunity to look at some of the wonders of the universe our telescopes following the planetarium program with the help of our experienced and knowledgeable observing crew. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Planetarium Monte Sano State Park 5105 Nolen Ave. SE Huntsville, AL 35801.

FC/DC

Downtown Huntsville FC/DC. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 8:00 PM – Sunday, November 30, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Crush

Music Nightlife Venue: LeeAnn's. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 9:00 PM – Sunday, November 30, 2014, 1:00 AM.

Harmony Park Animal Preserve

Kids Enjoy drive-through observation & feeding of free ranging rare & endangered animals. Your self-guided tour also includes reptiles & amphibians from around the world, as well as various species of fowl. Hours: Monday - Sunday [10am - Sundown] (877) 726-4625. Venue/ Attraction: Harmony Safari Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 30, 2014.

Christmas Card Lane

Seasonal A new tradition is being started in Madison. From November 28th through January 3rd, visitors will have the option to drive or stroll along the sidewalks of Church and Front Street, in our historic downtown, to enjoy more than twenty life-size cards. Each card will be painted by professional, hobbyist, and student artists who have graciously agreed to share their talents. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 30, 2014. Church and Front Street Historic Downtown Madison Madison AL, 35758.

Tinsel Trail

Seasonal Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays. Around 200 trees will decorate Big Spring Park for the holiday season. Intended to promote community, each tree is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Is the event free? Yes. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 30, 2014.

Georges Rouault: Cirque de L’Etoile Filante

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015 The world of the circus has always interested French artist Georges Rouault with its contrast of superficial brightness and the sadness of circus life. In 1917, Rouault entered into an exclusive relationship with Parisian art dealer Ambrose Vollard and this collaboration proved to be one of the most productive in the history of printmaking. The two produced several notable portfolios including Cirque de l’Etoile Filante (Circus of the Shooting Stars). The images in this exhibition strip away the “spangles” of the clown’s costume and reveal the “reflection of paradise lost.” Seventeen color etchings with aquatint introduce the portfolio, followed by selected wood engravings that illustrate the text, also written by Rouault. Organized by Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 30, 2014.

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 4, 2014 – January 18, 2015 Aesthetic Engineering presents a dramatic series of large-scale mixed media works by internationally acclaimed glass artist Ginny Ruffner. The series is inspired by recent breakthroughs in genetics and bio-engineering, and the possibilities of future gene sharing between animal and plant kingdoms. Exuberant and wildly imaginative, the works combine bronze, stainless steel and blown glass into fantastic futuristic forms. Organized in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 30, 2014.

Grandma Moses: Visions of America

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 15, 2014 – March 1, 2015 After nearly 12 years, Grandma Moses will be visiting HMA during the holiday season once again! In this presentation, the museum has organized a one-gallery exhibition of approximately 30 original paintings by this legendary American artist.  These works are being borrowed from institutions across the country, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, and the Eisenhower Library…to name a few…and the Galerie St. Etienne in New York City. One of the most popular artists in the U.S. during the 1940s  and 1950s, Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses (1860-1961) is known as a “folk” or “naïve” artist; she never received formal art training. She was also the first and most well-known “memory” painter, who often used memory to give life to her landscapes. Grandma Moses also adapted scenes from greeting cards, magazines and prints such as Currier and Ives. Join the museum for an Opening Gallery Walk and Recepti… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 30, 2014.

Looking at the Collection: American Impressionist Women

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015                Looking at the Collection: American Impressionist Women will showcase more than 50 outstanding works, including paintings, drawings and sculptures, from HMA’s permanent collection. The works on view comprise a portion of the Louise and Alan Sellars Collection, a landmark holding that celebrates the achievements of more than 250 talented female artists active between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries. Many of the artists included in the Sellars Collection rebelled against the convention of their day by exhibiting alongside their male counterparts, receiving awards, and pioneering the way for those who would follow. Today, art historians are rediscovering their accomplishments and establishing their rightful place in the expanding narrative of American history.                 Exemplifying the strong effect that French Impressionism had on American art beginning in the late 19th century, the exhibition’s subject matter will include accomplished florals… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 30, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 30, 2014.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

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

Step Back in Time: Scouring Wool

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

101 Inventions That Changed The World

Museums, Studios & Galleries Certain turning points in humankind's history have been defined by the creation or discovery of something profound. From stone tools to the birth of the Internet, driven by necessity and accident we have shaped our own destiny through invention. These inventions act as historical punctuation points in the story of 101 Inventions That Changed The World, that explores not only the inventions themselves, but also suggests the reasoning behind their development and their subsequent effect on humankind. From epic time-lapse media of illuminated urban metropoleis to the booming thunder of the jet engine, 101 Inventions is an immensely captivating, unique SENSORY4™ experience guaranteed to fascinate, educate, entertain and inspire adults and children alike. It is an exhibition experience which resonates perfectly with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. To create this incredible new experience for the SENSORY4™ system, Grande Exhibitions engaged a multinational panel of scientific and curatorial experts from aroun… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/11.11.14/101-inventions-changed-world. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Skating in the Park

Seasonal Skating in the Park will return for the 2014 – 2015 season! November 21, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Admission: $10 ages nine and up $5 ages eight and under $8 for groups of 10 or more Skate rental: $3 Scooter rental: $5 Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday: 4 p.m. – Midnight Saturday: 10 a.m. – Midnight Sunday: Noon – 8 p.m. Rink will have special holiday hours Thanksgiving week and during Christmas break. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/skatinginthepark/. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Warriors on Fire Yoga Workshop

Fundraisers Get ready to burn off some stress (and some calories) in this heated workshop that focuses on Warrior poses! This props-friendly workshop will focus on alignment in these common but nuanced asanas. This workshop will be heated. Yogis of all levels are welcome to attend although a foundational knowledge of the poses is preferred. This is a donation-based workshop that benefits Crisis Services of North Alabama. Suggested donation of $20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Yoga Fire Huntsville 250 Governors Drive, Suite K Huntsville, AL 35801.

Santa's Village

Downtown Huntsville EarlyWorks - Constitution Village Huntsville 109 Gates Ave. Huntsville, AL 35801 Admission is $5 - Each ticket admits ONE PERSON for any ONE night from November 28th to December 23rd, 2014. Hours: 5:00pm to 9:00pm nightly. Children under one year admitted free. Huntsville’s magical holiday attraction created especially for families to enjoy the excitement and wonder of the holiday season. All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! NEW! Santa's Magical Garden will come to life right before your eyes! Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat! There's lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home! Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. For more info visit www.earlyworks.com.

Galaxy of Lights

Seasonal Drive-Through Nights (tickets may be purchased online) Thanksgiving through January 3, 5:30-9 p.m.  Passenger Car - $20 per car (up to 10 people) Vans - $20 for 10 people and $3 for each additional person Tour buses - $20 for 10 people and $3 for each additional person (tour bus driver is free). Please note: Admission fees may be changed without notice. No driving on December 1 and 2 due to the Galaxy Runs on those nights. Please have cash or a check for admission! ** Please enter near Landry's on Bob Wallace. Don't miss North Alabama's favorite holiday tradition! Galaxy of Lights is a holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. See Santa soaring over a delightful winter village. Nursery rhyme characters dance and frolic among traditional scenes of the season. And, best of all, experience the magic of the twinkling icicle forest. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young-at-heart. Walking nights are the best way to experienc… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=8. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit hsvbg.org.

Christmas in the Park

Seasonal Arab City Park is a must-see during the holiday season. Featuring more than 2 million lights, the park is ablaze with the magic and beauty of Christmas. Visitors can stroll along the sidewalks and pathways within the park. Event is free and open to the public. The park lights begin each evening at dusk and remain on until 9 p.m. This event kicks off with a formal lighting ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2014 at the park pavilion. This event is open daily from Thanksgiving weekend through New Years. For info call 256-586-6793 or visit www.arabcity.org or send us an email at parkrec@arabcity.org. DIRECTIONS TO ARAB CITY PARK: From Huntsville: Take U.S. Highway 231 South into Arab. Turn left on 7th Avenue NW (McDonald's on left), then right onto Main Street. Continue traveling south through 2 traffic lights. Turn left onto Shoal Creek Trail NE. Park is approximately 1 mile on right. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.arab-chamber.org/visit-here/things-to-do. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Arab City Park Arab Alabama 35016.

Christmas Card Lane

Seasonal A new tradition is being started in Madison. From November 28th through January 3rd, visitors will have the option to drive or stroll along the sidewalks of Church and Front Street, in our historic downtown, to enjoy more than twenty life-size cards. Each card will be painted by professional, hobbyist, and student artists who have graciously agreed to share their talents. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, December 1, 2014. Church and Front Street Historic Downtown Madison Madison AL, 35758.

Tinsel Trail

Seasonal Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays. Around 200 trees will decorate Big Spring Park for the holiday season. Intended to promote community, each tree is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Is the event free? Yes. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, December 1, 2014.

Polar Express on the Farm

Seasonal This event is perfect for children 3rd grade and below that attend Public schools, private schools, Homeschooler, day cares groups and parents with children at home. Enjoy time on the farm watching Polar Express and enjoying Hot Chocolate and homemade cookies!! We will have two times available beginning Monday, Dec. 1 thru Dec. 17th. (Monday-Friday). The first time begins at 9 am and the second at 12 Noon. The price will be $6 per person. If the morning group would like to be served lunch it will be an additional $2. We will accommodate groups of 100-125 per event time. Children are encouraged to come in pajamas and bring a favorite throw. There will be special guests and souvenirs from the day to take home.Call 931-638-3501 or email at whistlehollowfarm@att.net for more info or for reservations. Cost: $6.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, December 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Whistle Hollow Farm 701 Lofton Hall Rd, Tennessee 38449.

101 Inventions That Changed The World

Museums, Studios & Galleries Certain turning points in humankind's history have been defined by the creation or discovery of something profound. From stone tools to the birth of the Internet, driven by necessity and accident we have shaped our own destiny through invention. These inventions act as historical punctuation points in the story of 101 Inventions That Changed The World, that explores not only the inventions themselves, but also suggests the reasoning behind their development and their subsequent effect on humankind. From epic time-lapse media of illuminated urban metropoleis to the booming thunder of the jet engine, 101 Inventions is an immensely captivating, unique SENSORY4™ experience guaranteed to fascinate, educate, entertain and inspire adults and children alike. It is an exhibition experience which resonates perfectly with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. To create this incredible new experience for the SENSORY4™ system, Grande Exhibitions engaged a multinational panel of scientific and curatorial experts from aroun… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/11.11.14/101-inventions-changed-world. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, December 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, December 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Skating in the Park

Seasonal Skating in the Park will return for the 2014 – 2015 season! November 21, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Admission: $10 ages nine and up $5 ages eight and under $8 for groups of 10 or more Skate rental: $3 Scooter rental: $5 Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday: 4 p.m. – Midnight Saturday: 10 a.m. – Midnight Sunday: Noon – 8 p.m. Rink will have special holiday hours Thanksgiving week and during Christmas break. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/skatinginthepark/. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, December 1, 2014, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Santa's Village

Downtown Huntsville EarlyWorks - Constitution Village Huntsville 109 Gates Ave. Huntsville, AL 35801 Admission is $5 - Each ticket admits ONE PERSON for any ONE night from November 28th to December 23rd, 2014. Hours: 5:00pm to 9:00pm nightly. Children under one year admitted free. Huntsville’s magical holiday attraction created especially for families to enjoy the excitement and wonder of the holiday season. All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! NEW! Santa's Magical Garden will come to life right before your eyes! Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat! There's lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home! Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, December 1, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. For more info visit www.earlyworks.com.

Christmas in the Park

Seasonal Arab City Park is a must-see during the holiday season. Featuring more than 2 million lights, the park is ablaze with the magic and beauty of Christmas. Visitors can stroll along the sidewalks and pathways within the park. Event is free and open to the public. The park lights begin each evening at dusk and remain on until 9 p.m. This event kicks off with a formal lighting ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2014 at the park pavilion. This event is open daily from Thanksgiving weekend through New Years. For info call 256-586-6793 or visit www.arabcity.org or send us an email at parkrec@arabcity.org. DIRECTIONS TO ARAB CITY PARK: From Huntsville: Take U.S. Highway 231 South into Arab. Turn left on 7th Avenue NW (McDonald's on left), then right onto Main Street. Continue traveling south through 2 traffic lights. Turn left onto Shoal Creek Trail NE. Park is approximately 1 mile on right. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.arab-chamber.org/visit-here/things-to-do. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, December 1, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Arab City Park Arab Alabama 35016.

Galaxy of Lights 5k Run

Seasonal Sprint through the Garden while enjoying the Galaxy of Lights displays sparkling around you! The race begins at 6:30 p.m. with a course winding through the paved and unpaved Galaxy of Lights trail. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=8. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, December 1, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit hsvbg.org.

Christmas Card Lane

Seasonal A new tradition is being started in Madison. From November 28th through January 3rd, visitors will have the option to drive or stroll along the sidewalks of Church and Front Street, in our historic downtown, to enjoy more than twenty life-size cards. Each card will be painted by professional, hobbyist, and student artists who have graciously agreed to share their talents. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Church and Front Street Historic Downtown Madison Madison AL, 35758.

Tinsel Trail

Seasonal Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays. Around 200 trees will decorate Big Spring Park for the holiday season. Intended to promote community, each tree is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Is the event free? Yes. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

Georges Rouault: Cirque de L’Etoile Filante

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015 The world of the circus has always interested French artist Georges Rouault with its contrast of superficial brightness and the sadness of circus life. In 1917, Rouault entered into an exclusive relationship with Parisian art dealer Ambrose Vollard and this collaboration proved to be one of the most productive in the history of printmaking. The two produced several notable portfolios including Cirque de l’Etoile Filante (Circus of the Shooting Stars). The images in this exhibition strip away the “spangles” of the clown’s costume and reveal the “reflection of paradise lost.” Seventeen color etchings with aquatint introduce the portfolio, followed by selected wood engravings that illustrate the text, also written by Rouault. Organized by Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 4, 2014 – January 18, 2015 Aesthetic Engineering presents a dramatic series of large-scale mixed media works by internationally acclaimed glass artist Ginny Ruffner. The series is inspired by recent breakthroughs in genetics and bio-engineering, and the possibilities of future gene sharing between animal and plant kingdoms. Exuberant and wildly imaginative, the works combine bronze, stainless steel and blown glass into fantastic futuristic forms. Organized in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

Grandma Moses: Visions of America

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 15, 2014 – March 1, 2015 After nearly 12 years, Grandma Moses will be visiting HMA during the holiday season once again! In this presentation, the museum has organized a one-gallery exhibition of approximately 30 original paintings by this legendary American artist.  These works are being borrowed from institutions across the country, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, and the Eisenhower Library…to name a few…and the Galerie St. Etienne in New York City. One of the most popular artists in the U.S. during the 1940s  and 1950s, Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses (1860-1961) is known as a “folk” or “naïve” artist; she never received formal art training. She was also the first and most well-known “memory” painter, who often used memory to give life to her landscapes. Grandma Moses also adapted scenes from greeting cards, magazines and prints such as Currier and Ives. Join the museum for an Opening Gallery Walk and Recepti… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

Looking at the Collection: American Impressionist Women

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015                Looking at the Collection: American Impressionist Women will showcase more than 50 outstanding works, including paintings, drawings and sculptures, from HMA’s permanent collection. The works on view comprise a portion of the Louise and Alan Sellars Collection, a landmark holding that celebrates the achievements of more than 250 talented female artists active between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries. Many of the artists included in the Sellars Collection rebelled against the convention of their day by exhibiting alongside their male counterparts, receiving awards, and pioneering the way for those who would follow. Today, art historians are rediscovering their accomplishments and establishing their rightful place in the expanding narrative of American history.                 Exemplifying the strong effect that French Impressionism had on American art beginning in the late 19th century, the exhibition’s subject matter will include accomplished florals… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

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

Polar Express on the Farm

Seasonal This event is perfect for children 3rd grade and below that attend Public schools, private schools, Homeschooler, day cares groups and parents with children at home. Enjoy time on the farm watching Polar Express and enjoying Hot Chocolate and homemade cookies!! We will have two times available beginning Monday, Dec. 1 thru Dec. 17th. (Monday-Friday). The first time begins at 9 am and the second at 12 Noon. The price will be $6 per person. If the morning group would like to be served lunch it will be an additional $2. We will accommodate groups of 100-125 per event time. Children are encouraged to come in pajamas and bring a favorite throw. There will be special guests and souvenirs from the day to take home.Call 931-638-3501 or email at whistlehollowfarm@att.net for more info or for reservations. Cost: $6.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Whistle Hollow Farm 701 Lofton Hall Rd, Tennessee 38449.

101 Inventions That Changed The World

Museums, Studios & Galleries Certain turning points in humankind's history have been defined by the creation or discovery of something profound. From stone tools to the birth of the Internet, driven by necessity and accident we have shaped our own destiny through invention. These inventions act as historical punctuation points in the story of 101 Inventions That Changed The World, that explores not only the inventions themselves, but also suggests the reasoning behind their development and their subsequent effect on humankind. From epic time-lapse media of illuminated urban metropoleis to the booming thunder of the jet engine, 101 Inventions is an immensely captivating, unique SENSORY4™ experience guaranteed to fascinate, educate, entertain and inspire adults and children alike. It is an exhibition experience which resonates perfectly with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. To create this incredible new experience for the SENSORY4™ system, Grande Exhibitions engaged a multinational panel of scientific and curatorial experts from aroun… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/11.11.14/101-inventions-changed-world. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Free Health Screening

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

Chocolate Estate Holiday Tours

Seasonal The historic Milky Way Farm Manor House is dressed for the holidays. Step back in time with stories of the Southern estate in the 1930’s. Make yourself at home at the historic table. Tuesday – Friday 10am – 3pm Select Saturdays 10am – 4pm Check the calendar for Saturday tour availability and upcoming events. Schedule your visit and we’ll make some coffee and/or we will arrange some delicious Southern specialties for you. Manor Tour $10 Schedule a Manor Tour & Coffee $10 Manor & Farm Tour $15 Manor & Farm Tour with Coffee & Milky Way Farm Chocolate Chess Pie or Seasonal Dessert $20 Manor & Farm Tour and Country Breakfast or Southern Lunch $30 Call 931-808-2281 to schedule your tour! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Milky Way Farm 520 Milky Way Rd Pulaski, TN 38478.

Tuesdays @ 2:00

Kids Every Tuesday at 2:00, join our Historic Park Interpreters for a special treat as they demonstrate a traditional craft or chore. Many of these activities offer hands-on experience for you and your children. No reservations are required – just drop in and enjoy. (Burritt reserves the right to substitute another activity due to weather or staffing constraints). Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Skating in the Park

Seasonal Skating in the Park will return for the 2014 – 2015 season! November 21, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Admission: $10 ages nine and up $5 ages eight and under $8 for groups of 10 or more Skate rental: $3 Scooter rental: $5 Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday: 4 p.m. – Midnight Saturday: 10 a.m. – Midnight Sunday: Noon – 8 p.m. Rink will have special holiday hours Thanksgiving week and during Christmas break. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/skatinginthepark/. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

WinterFest 2014

Fundraisers LLCA will be hosting WinterFest 2014 on December 2nd from 4-8pm at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church. This event will include carnival rides, games, bake sale, food, pony rides, helicopter and police attractions, and a silent auction that includes a great variety of items. $20 wristbands cover all carnival rides and games. Silent auction and bake sale are free admission. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: $20 wristband is for carnival rides/games only. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Lindsay Lane Baptist Church 1300 Lindsay Lane Athens, AL 35613.

Santa's Village

Downtown Huntsville EarlyWorks - Constitution Village Huntsville 109 Gates Ave. Huntsville, AL 35801 Admission is $5 - Each ticket admits ONE PERSON for any ONE night from November 28th to December 23rd, 2014. Hours: 5:00pm to 9:00pm nightly. Children under one year admitted free. Huntsville’s magical holiday attraction created especially for families to enjoy the excitement and wonder of the holiday season. All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! NEW! Santa's Magical Garden will come to life right before your eyes! Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat! There's lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home! Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. For more info visit www.earlyworks.com.

Christmas in the Park

Seasonal Arab City Park is a must-see during the holiday season. Featuring more than 2 million lights, the park is ablaze with the magic and beauty of Christmas. Visitors can stroll along the sidewalks and pathways within the park. Event is free and open to the public. The park lights begin each evening at dusk and remain on until 9 p.m. This event kicks off with a formal lighting ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2014 at the park pavilion. This event is open daily from Thanksgiving weekend through New Years. For info call 256-586-6793 or visit www.arabcity.org or send us an email at parkrec@arabcity.org. DIRECTIONS TO ARAB CITY PARK: From Huntsville: Take U.S. Highway 231 South into Arab. Turn left on 7th Avenue NW (McDonald's on left), then right onto Main Street. Continue traveling south through 2 traffic lights. Turn left onto Shoal Creek Trail NE. Park is approximately 1 mile on right. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.arab-chamber.org/visit-here/things-to-do. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Arab City Park Arab Alabama 35016.

Roll Tide Santa

Seasonal Come by & visit with Roll Tide Santa all decked out in his houndstooth & crimson suit.  Photo packages are available for a fee. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Parkway Place Mall 2801 Memorial Pkwy S Huntsville, AL 35801.

2D Design at MindGear Labs

Social Events & More This is a free class for every adult, but requires pre-registration. Come learn the basics of 2D design. You’ll learn how to draw in Inkscape, the open source drawing program. And you’ll cut out a simple design of your own creation on the Vinyl or Laser Cutter. After taking this class you’ll be rated to use these machines. And you’ll know the basics to start your own projects! This class is for adults only. Limit one class per person. Bring your own laptop or work with ours. If you use yours please download and install Inkscape before coming to class. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: $0. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. MindGear Labs 8331 Madison Blvd. #200B, Madison, AL 35758.

Rocket City Science Café Presents: Environmental Engineering and Sciences as applied to Investigation and Remediation of Hazardous Waste presented by Matt Taylor

Educational & Lecture The Rocket City Science Café was organized in the summer of 2013 by a group of scientists and engineers in Huntsville with a common cause: to engage the public in informal, small group discussions around varied science topics, presented by local scientists. This month's presenter: Matt Taylor (Scientist, CB&I Federal Services) Matt has worked in both the government and private industries; serving over 5 years as a state hydrogeologist for the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and the past 3 years as a senior project scientist for CB&I. During his time at ADEM he was selected as a representative for EPA Region 4, working closely with federal regulators to address environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Matt currently works on Redstone Arsenal investigating and remediating hazardous waste contamination in guidance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act. Matt holds a BS in Geological Sciences from The Uni… Is the event free? Yes. Nightlife Venue: Below the Radar Brewhouse. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Galaxy of Lights Fun Run

Seasonal Jog, jingle or jump your way into the holiday season - join us for the Galaxy of Lights Fun Run. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=8. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit hsvbg.org.

Madison Community Band Christmas Concert

Music It's "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" at the Madison Community Band's annual Christmas Concert.  Admission is free.  The program includes Christmas songs and carols old and new, medleys of traditional holiday favorites, a Christmas sing-along, and a musical presentation of "The Night Before Christmas."  Come let us spark a little musical Christmas wonder in you! Is the event free? Yes. Cost: FREE. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Grace United Methodist Church 2113 Old Monrovia Road Huntsville, AL 35806.

Army Materiel Command Band Holiday Concert

Seasonal Holiday favorites performed by jazz, wind and rock ensembles as well as musical selections featuring entire AMC concert band. Venue/ Attraction: Randolph Thurber Arts Center. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Dave Anderson

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 1:30 AM.

Christmas Card Lane

Seasonal A new tradition is being started in Madison. From November 28th through January 3rd, visitors will have the option to drive or stroll along the sidewalks of Church and Front Street, in our historic downtown, to enjoy more than twenty life-size cards. Each card will be painted by professional, hobbyist, and student artists who have graciously agreed to share their talents. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Church and Front Street Historic Downtown Madison Madison AL, 35758.

Tinsel Trail

Seasonal Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays. Around 200 trees will decorate Big Spring Park for the holiday season. Intended to promote community, each tree is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Is the event free? Yes. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

Grandma Moses: Visions of America

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 15, 2014 – March 1, 2015 After nearly 12 years, Grandma Moses will be visiting HMA during the holiday season once again! In this presentation, the museum has organized a one-gallery exhibition of approximately 30 original paintings by this legendary American artist.  These works are being borrowed from institutions across the country, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, and the Eisenhower Library…to name a few…and the Galerie St. Etienne in New York City. One of the most popular artists in the U.S. during the 1940s  and 1950s, Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses (1860-1961) is known as a “folk” or “naïve” artist; she never received formal art training. She was also the first and most well-known “memory” painter, who often used memory to give life to her landscapes. Grandma Moses also adapted scenes from greeting cards, magazines and prints such as Currier and Ives. Join the museum for an Opening Gallery Walk and Recepti… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

Looking at the Collection: American Impressionist Women

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015                Looking at the Collection: American Impressionist Women will showcase more than 50 outstanding works, including paintings, drawings and sculptures, from HMA’s permanent collection. The works on view comprise a portion of the Louise and Alan Sellars Collection, a landmark holding that celebrates the achievements of more than 250 talented female artists active between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries. Many of the artists included in the Sellars Collection rebelled against the convention of their day by exhibiting alongside their male counterparts, receiving awards, and pioneering the way for those who would follow. Today, art historians are rediscovering their accomplishments and establishing their rightful place in the expanding narrative of American history.                 Exemplifying the strong effect that French Impressionism had on American art beginning in the late 19th century, the exhibition’s subject matter will include accomplished florals… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015 South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass is an invitational group exhibition organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art to showcase the work of noted American glass artists living and working in our region. This exhibit will be presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by this internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Ché Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina. Included works range from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel. An opening gallery walk with selected artists is scheduled for Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Richard & Roper Room. Museum Hours: Sunday… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

Polar Express on the Farm

Seasonal This event is perfect for children 3rd grade and below that attend Public schools, private schools, Homeschooler, day cares groups and parents with children at home. Enjoy time on the farm watching Polar Express and enjoying Hot Chocolate and homemade cookies!! We will have two times available beginning Monday, Dec. 1 thru Dec. 17th. (Monday-Friday). The first time begins at 9 am and the second at 12 Noon. The price will be $6 per person. If the morning group would like to be served lunch it will be an additional $2. We will accommodate groups of 100-125 per event time. Children are encouraged to come in pajamas and bring a favorite throw. There will be special guests and souvenirs from the day to take home.Call 931-638-3501 or email at whistlehollowfarm@att.net for more info or for reservations. Cost: $6.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Whistle Hollow Farm 701 Lofton Hall Rd, Tennessee 38449.

101 Inventions That Changed The World

Museums, Studios & Galleries Certain turning points in humankind's history have been defined by the creation or discovery of something profound. From stone tools to the birth of the Internet, driven by necessity and accident we have shaped our own destiny through invention. These inventions act as historical punctuation points in the story of 101 Inventions That Changed The World, that explores not only the inventions themselves, but also suggests the reasoning behind their development and their subsequent effect on humankind. From epic time-lapse media of illuminated urban metropoleis to the booming thunder of the jet engine, 101 Inventions is an immensely captivating, unique SENSORY4™ experience guaranteed to fascinate, educate, entertain and inspire adults and children alike. It is an exhibition experience which resonates perfectly with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. To create this incredible new experience for the SENSORY4™ system, Grande Exhibitions engaged a multinational panel of scientific and curatorial experts from aroun… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/11.11.14/101-inventions-changed-world. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Every Light a Prayer for Peace Tree Lighting Ceremony

Seasonal This is the official Christmas tree lighting ceremony sponsored by the Federated Garden Clubs of Huntsville & Madison County.  This year's program includes local dignitaries, elementary students, clergy representatives & Garden Club members who will light the tree.  Refreshments will be served at the end of the program. Refreshments will be served at the end of the program. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. For more info visit www.hsvbg.org.

Free Health Screening

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

Chocolate Estate Holiday Tours

Seasonal The historic Milky Way Farm Manor House is dressed for the holidays. Step back in time with stories of the Southern estate in the 1930’s. Make yourself at home at the historic table. Tuesday – Friday 10am – 3pm Select Saturdays 10am – 4pm Check the calendar for Saturday tour availability and upcoming events. Schedule your visit and we’ll make some coffee and/or we will arrange some delicious Southern specialties for you. Manor Tour $10 Schedule a Manor Tour & Coffee $10 Manor & Farm Tour $15 Manor & Farm Tour with Coffee & Milky Way Farm Chocolate Chess Pie or Seasonal Dessert $20 Manor & Farm Tour and Country Breakfast or Southern Lunch $30 Call 931-808-2281 to schedule your tour! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Milky Way Farm 520 Milky Way Rd Pulaski, TN 38478.

Skating in the Park

Seasonal Skating in the Park will return for the 2014 – 2015 season! November 21, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Admission: $10 ages nine and up $5 ages eight and under $8 for groups of 10 or more Skate rental: $3 Scooter rental: $5 Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday: 4 p.m. – Midnight Saturday: 10 a.m. – Midnight Sunday: Noon – 8 p.m. Rink will have special holiday hours Thanksgiving week and during Christmas break. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/skatinginthepark/. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Santa's Village

Downtown Huntsville EarlyWorks - Constitution Village Huntsville 109 Gates Ave. Huntsville, AL 35801 Admission is $5 - Each ticket admits ONE PERSON for any ONE night from November 28th to December 23rd, 2014. Hours: 5:00pm to 9:00pm nightly. Children under one year admitted free. Huntsville’s magical holiday attraction created especially for families to enjoy the excitement and wonder of the holiday season. All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! NEW! Santa's Magical Garden will come to life right before your eyes! Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat! There's lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home! Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. For more info visit www.earlyworks.com.

Galaxy of Lights

Seasonal Drive-Through Nights (tickets may be purchased online) Thanksgiving through January 3, 5:30-9 p.m.  Passenger Car - $20 per car (up to 10 people) Vans - $20 for 10 people and $3 for each additional person Tour buses - $20 for 10 people and $3 for each additional person (tour bus driver is free). Please note: Admission fees may be changed without notice. No driving on December 1 and 2 due to the Galaxy Runs on those nights. Please have cash or a check for admission! ** Please enter near Landry's on Bob Wallace. Don't miss North Alabama's favorite holiday tradition! Galaxy of Lights is a holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. See Santa soaring over a delightful winter village. Nursery rhyme characters dance and frolic among traditional scenes of the season. And, best of all, experience the magic of the twinkling icicle forest. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young-at-heart. Walking nights are the best way to experienc… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=8. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit hsvbg.org.

Roxy Roca's Dynamite Soul Dance Party!

Downtown Huntsville Announcing: ROCY ROCA will be making a return trip to Humphrey’s in downtown Huntsville, AL on Wednesday, December 3. Join us for some Dynamite Texas Soul out on the patio. ROXY ROCA plays 6pm-9pm. No cover, 21+. Spread the word! Is the event free? Yes. Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Christmas in the Park

Seasonal Arab City Park is a must-see during the holiday season. Featuring more than 2 million lights, the park is ablaze with the magic and beauty of Christmas. Visitors can stroll along the sidewalks and pathways within the park. Event is free and open to the public. The park lights begin each evening at dusk and remain on until 9 p.m. This event kicks off with a formal lighting ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2014 at the park pavilion. This event is open daily from Thanksgiving weekend through New Years. For info call 256-586-6793 or visit www.arabcity.org or send us an email at parkrec@arabcity.org. DIRECTIONS TO ARAB CITY PARK: From Huntsville: Take U.S. Highway 231 South into Arab. Turn left on 7th Avenue NW (McDonald's on left), then right onto Main Street. Continue traveling south through 2 traffic lights. Turn left onto Shoal Creek Trail NE. Park is approximately 1 mile on right. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.arab-chamber.org/visit-here/things-to-do. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Arab City Park Arab Alabama 35016.

I Love, You Love, Wine Love Wednesday

Social Events & More Enjoy a series of high-end wine and food pairings.  Each month highlights different wines and food from around the world.  Food is prepared by Chef Merle Phillip, owner and executive chef of The Eaves Restaurant. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Church Street Wine Shoppe, 501 Church Street, Huntsville AL. 35801.

Christmas Card Lane

Seasonal A new tradition is being started in Madison. From November 28th through January 3rd, visitors will have the option to drive or stroll along the sidewalks of Church and Front Street, in our historic downtown, to enjoy more than twenty life-size cards. Each card will be painted by professional, hobbyist, and student artists who have graciously agreed to share their talents. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014. Church and Front Street Historic Downtown Madison Madison AL, 35758.

Tinsel Trail

Seasonal Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville during the holidays. Around 200 trees will decorate Big Spring Park for the holiday season. Intended to promote community, each tree is sponsored by a local corporation, group, or family, and can be decorated by its sponsor or another organization designated by the sponsor. Is the event free? Yes. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014.

Georges Rouault: Cirque de L’Etoile Filante

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015 The world of the circus has always interested French artist Georges Rouault with its contrast of superficial brightness and the sadness of circus life. In 1917, Rouault entered into an exclusive relationship with Parisian art dealer Ambrose Vollard and this collaboration proved to be one of the most productive in the history of printmaking. The two produced several notable portfolios including Cirque de l’Etoile Filante (Circus of the Shooting Stars). The images in this exhibition strip away the “spangles” of the clown’s costume and reveal the “reflection of paradise lost.” Seventeen color etchings with aquatint introduce the portfolio, followed by selected wood engravings that illustrate the text, also written by Rouault. Organized by Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014.

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

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

Grandma Moses: Visions of America

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 15, 2014 – March 1, 2015 After nearly 12 years, Grandma Moses will be visiting HMA during the holiday season once again! In this presentation, the museum has organized a one-gallery exhibition of approximately 30 original paintings by this legendary American artist.  These works are being borrowed from institutions across the country, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, and the Eisenhower Library…to name a few…and the Galerie St. Etienne in New York City. One of the most popular artists in the U.S. during the 1940s  and 1950s, Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses (1860-1961) is known as a “folk” or “naïve” artist; she never received formal art training. She was also the first and most well-known “memory” painter, who often used memory to give life to her landscapes. Grandma Moses also adapted scenes from greeting cards, magazines and prints such as Currier and Ives. Join the museum for an Opening Gallery Walk and Recepti… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014.

Looking at the Collection: American Impressionist Women

Museums, Studios & Galleries November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015                Looking at the Collection: American Impressionist Women will showcase more than 50 outstanding works, including paintings, drawings and sculptures, from HMA’s permanent collection. The works on view comprise a portion of the Louise and Alan Sellars Collection, a landmark holding that celebrates the achievements of more than 250 talented female artists active between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries. Many of the artists included in the Sellars Collection rebelled against the convention of their day by exhibiting alongside their male counterparts, receiving awards, and pioneering the way for those who would follow. Today, art historians are rediscovering their accomplishments and establishing their rightful place in the expanding narrative of American history.                 Exemplifying the strong effect that French Impressionism had on American art beginning in the late 19th century, the exhibition’s subject matter will include accomplished florals… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015 South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass is an invitational group exhibition organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art to showcase the work of noted American glass artists living and working in our region. This exhibit will be presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by this internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Ché Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina. Included works range from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel. An opening gallery walk with selected artists is scheduled for Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Richard & Roper Room. Museum Hours: Sunday… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014.

Community Launch Party for EFT-1

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is hosting a free Community Launch Party for EFT-1 in the Saturn V Hall of the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. The Orion spacecraft will take astronauts beyond low Earth orbit (LEO) to deep space and launches on a Delta IV Heavy for the Exploration Flight Test-1, an unmanned mission planned for December 4, 2014. Join us for live launch and splashdown coverage, children’s educational activities and breakfast items available for purchase. Doors open at 5 a.m. and the launch is scheduled for 6 a.m. CST. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:00 AM – 8:00 AM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Polar Express on the Farm

Seasonal This event is perfect for children 3rd grade and below that attend Public schools, private schools, Homeschooler, day cares groups and parents with children at home. Enjoy time on the farm watching Polar Express and enjoying Hot Chocolate and homemade cookies!! We will have two times available beginning Monday, Dec. 1 thru Dec. 17th. (Monday-Friday). The first time begins at 9 am and the second at 12 Noon. The price will be $6 per person. If the morning group would like to be served lunch it will be an additional $2. We will accommodate groups of 100-125 per event time. Children are encouraged to come in pajamas and bring a favorite throw. There will be special guests and souvenirs from the day to take home.Call 931-638-3501 or email at whistlehollowfarm@att.net for more info or for reservations. Cost: $6.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Whistle Hollow Farm 701 Lofton Hall Rd, Tennessee 38449.

Denise Onwere Homeschoolers Art Class

Educational & Lecture located in Studio 314 of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Participants must register in advance, please contact Denise at 256-322-0184. Young artists will begin by creating their own Pop Art Self Portraits in the style of Andy Warhol, discover cubism as they make Picasso abstract portraits, dabble in print making, and develop a comic series in the style of Lichtenstein. Students will learn to easily identify with recognizable subjects in a painting, drawing or sculpture in representational art widely accepted among the masses. Students will also learn about color design, line, texture, variety, balance and emphasis in this awesome artistic educational experience. Mediums: painting, drawing, print making and sculpture. Choose dates from our ongoing class, or schedule a class today. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

101 Inventions That Changed The World

Museums, Studios & Galleries Certain turning points in humankind's history have been defined by the creation or discovery of something profound. From stone tools to the birth of the Internet, driven by necessity and accident we have shaped our own destiny through invention. These inventions act as historical punctuation points in the story of 101 Inventions That Changed The World, that explores not only the inventions themselves, but also suggests the reasoning behind their development and their subsequent effect on humankind. From epic time-lapse media of illuminated urban metropoleis to the booming thunder of the jet engine, 101 Inventions is an immensely captivating, unique SENSORY4™ experience guaranteed to fascinate, educate, entertain and inspire adults and children alike. It is an exhibition experience which resonates perfectly with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. To create this incredible new experience for the SENSORY4™ system, Grande Exhibitions engaged a multinational panel of scientific and curatorial experts from aroun… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/11.11.14/101-inventions-changed-world. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

101 Rocket City Inventions

Museums, Studios & Galleries Inspired by the traveling exhibit, "101 Inventions that Changed the World," the Center has developed a Huntsville component that showcases the creative spirit of the community that sent man to the moon. "101 Rocket City Inventions" includes local patents that track the history of a cotton town turned Rocket City. The exhibition is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. Inventions featured in this exhibition are diverse and range from a poultry watering system to genomic sequencing. Inventors include William Lafayette Quick, who designed an airplane around the same time as the Wright Brothers, Dr. Wernher von Braun and many more. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit www.rocketcenter.com.

Chocolate Estate Holiday Tours

Seasonal The historic Milky Way Farm Manor House is dressed for the holidays. Step back in time with stories of the Southern estate in the 1930’s. Make yourself at home at the historic table. Tuesday – Friday 10am – 3pm Select Saturdays 10am – 4pm Check the calendar for Saturday tour availability and upcoming events. Schedule your visit and we’ll make some coffee and/or we will arrange some delicious Southern specialties for you. Manor Tour $10 Schedule a Manor Tour & Coffee $10 Manor & Farm Tour $15 Manor & Farm Tour with Coffee & Milky Way Farm Chocolate Chess Pie or Seasonal Dessert $20 Manor & Farm Tour and Country Breakfast or Southern Lunch $30 Call 931-808-2281 to schedule your tour! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Milky Way Farm 520 Milky Way Rd Pulaski, TN 38478.

Skating in the Park

Seasonal Skating in the Park will return for the 2014 – 2015 season! November 21, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Admission: $10 ages nine and up $5 ages eight and under $8 for groups of 10 or more Skate rental: $3 Scooter rental: $5 Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday: 4 p.m. – Midnight Saturday: 10 a.m. – Midnight Sunday: Noon – 8 p.m. Rink will have special holiday hours Thanksgiving week and during Christmas break. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/skatinginthepark/. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Holiday Gallery Tour

Downtown Huntsville Phone: (256) 534-3968 Join us as Huntsville celebrates the fine arts with a tour of local galleries and the Huntsville Museum of Art. With your choice of locations and styles, this informal event showcases artists whose talents include painting, pottery, glass, sculpture, jewelry design, photography and woodworking. Hors d’oeuvres served at all locations. This years list of participating galleries include: Artistic Images Flying Monkey Huntsville Art League Huntsville Museum of Art Little Green Store Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment Art & Soul Rivenbark & Roper Harrison Brothers Artery. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Various Galleries.

Santa's Village

Downtown Huntsville EarlyWorks - Constitution Village Huntsville 109 Gates Ave. Huntsville, AL 35801 Admission is $5 - Each ticket admits ONE PERSON for any ONE night from November 28th to December 23rd, 2014. Hours: 5:00pm to 9:00pm nightly. Children under one year admitted free. Huntsville’s magical holiday attraction created especially for families to enjoy the excitement and wonder of the holiday season. All ages will delight in visiting the Claus’ house, meeting Santa’s reindeer, the North Pole elves, and Santa! Snow shows, craft projects and musical entertainment all add to the fun at the Village Santa Calls Home! NEW! Santa's Magical Garden will come to life right before your eyes! Christmas trees will talk and sing, while holiday lights magically keep up the beat! There's lots to see and do in the magical village that Santa calls home! Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. For more info visit www.earlyworks.com.

The Science of the Holidays

Seasonal NEW THIS HOLIDAY! Enjoy exclusive family-friendly science celebrations at Sci-Quest this holiday season! Sci-Quest will transform into a wonderland of science with themed areas, activities and demos, and holiday labs for the entire family! Make your own 3D snowflake, explore the science of chocolate, design a one-of-a-kind ornament on an Egg-Bot printer, plus more! Activities & Demos Include: Little Winter Wonderland Science in Toyland Holidays 2.0 Holiday Family Labs: Chocolate Covered Science Candy Canes and Chemistry Creations The Case of the Missing Cookie Advance tickets on sale now! Venue/ Attraction: Sci-Quest, Hands-On Science Center. Cost: In Advance: $6.50 members/$10.50 non-members At the Door: $7.50 members/$11.50 non-members. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://sci-quest.org/plan-your-visit/science-holidays. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Tinsel Trail Dog Nights

Seasonal Tinsel Trail celebrates our four-legged friends with Dog Nights. Special dog treats, activities and a photo backdrop for you and your pet. December 4 & 5. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://tinseltrail.com/events/. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: Big Spring Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Madison Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

Social Events & More Do not need to be a member to come. Come socialize and network! Nexus Energy Center 6767 Old Madison Pike, Suite 730 5p-7p Refreshments, door prizes. Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non members. Event Web Link: www.madisonalchamber.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Nexus Energy Center 6767 Old Madison Pike, Suite 730 Huntsville, AL 35806.

Galaxy of Lights

Seasonal Drive-Through Nights (tickets may be purchased online) Thanksgiving through January 3, 5:30-9 p.m.  Passenger Car - $20 per car (up to 10 people) Vans - $20 for 10 people and $3 for each additional person Tour buses - $20 for 10 people and $3 for each additional person (tour bus driver is free). Please note: Admission fees may be changed without notice. No driving on December 1 and 2 due to the Galaxy Runs on those nights. Please have cash or a check for admission! ** Please enter near Landry's on Bob Wallace. Don't miss North Alabama's favorite holiday tradition! Galaxy of Lights is a holiday light extravaganza featuring larger-than-life animated light displays. See Santa soaring over a delightful winter village. Nursery rhyme characters dance and frolic among traditional scenes of the season. And, best of all, experience the magic of the twinkling icicle forest. Galaxy of Lights is the perfect holiday treat for the young and young-at-heart. Walking nights are the best way to experienc… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=8. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit hsvbg.org.

FastTrac® NewVenture - Fall 2014

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

Christmas in the Park

Seasonal Arab City Park is a must-see during the holiday season. Featuring more than 2 million lights, the park is ablaze with the magic and beauty of Christmas. Visitors can stroll along the sidewalks and pathways within the park. Event is free and open to the public. The park lights begin each evening at dusk and remain on until 9 p.m. This event kicks off with a formal lighting ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2014 at the park pavilion. This event is open daily from Thanksgiving weekend through New Years. For info call 256-586-6793 or visit www.arabcity.org or send us an email at parkrec@arabcity.org. DIRECTIONS TO ARAB CITY PARK: From Huntsville: Take U.S. Highway 231 South into Arab. Turn left on 7th Avenue NW (McDonald's on left), then right onto Main Street. Continue traveling south through 2 traffic lights. Turn left onto Shoal Creek Trail NE. Park is approximately 1 mile on right. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.arab-chamber.org/visit-here/things-to-do. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Arab City Park Arab Alabama 35016.

RiffTrax Live presents Santa Claus

Performing Arts & Film Special Fathom Features: A LIVE never-before-seen riffing on the colorful holiday film, Santa Claus, from the historic Belcourt Theater in Nashville, TN. You better watch out! Fathom Events and RiffTrax.com® are thrilled to bring the magical wonderland known as K. Gordon Murray’s Santa Claus to Regal's Hollywood 18 for the ultimate holiday riff LIVE on Thursday, December 4th at 7:00 p.m. CT! Get your magic eye ready as Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett (also known as the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000) present a jolly ol’ riff that will keep you laughing all holiday season long! This one-night event, broadcast from the Belcourt Theater’s magical crystal laboratory, will be your only chance to watch the guys riff this merry flick on the big screen, so move quickly and get your tickets now! Venue/ Attraction: Regal's Hollywood 18. Cost: $12.50. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Christmas Around the World presented by Huntsville Master Chorale

Seasonal Featuring carols in several languages to ring in the Christmas season Dec 4, 7pm @ First Presbyterian Church Dec 5, 3pm @ Monte Sano United Methodist. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. First Presbyterian Church 307 Gates Ave SE Huntsville, AL 35801.

Christmas in the City

Seasonal Christmas in the City is Merrimack Hall's Johnny Stallings Arts Program's Holiday Show. This show showcases students ages 3 and up from our Dance Your Dreams, Project Up, and other performing arts classes. This production is sure to brighten your holiday season. Venue/ Attraction: Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center. Event Web Link: http://www.merrimackhall.com/sabo.html?utm_content=buffer70fc5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Christmas In The City

Seasonal Christmas in the City is Merrimack Hall's Johnny Stallings Arts Program's Holiday Show. This show showcases students ages 3 and up from our Dance Your Dreams, Project Up, and other performing arts classes. This production is sure to brighten your holiday season. Venue/ Attraction: Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center. Event Web Link: http://www.merrimackhall.com/sabo.html. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Space Shuttle History Night Double Feature with David Hitt, Heather Smith, and Scott Phillips

Educational & Lecture The Huntsville Alabama L5 Society (HAL5) is presenting a Double Feature on the history and insights of the Space Shuttle at our December program on Thursday, December 4, 7 pm at the Huntsville - Madison County Main Public Library's Auditorium. David Hitt and Heather R. Smith, will talk about their book "Bold They Rise: The Space Shuttle Early Years, 1972-1986". Scott Phillips will cover materials from his newly released book "Remove before flight. Memoir of a Space Shuttle Team Member". The authors will have their books available for purchase and signing. The event is free and open to the public. A social will be held after the meeting at the IHOP on University. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

The SantaLand Diaries

Performing Arts & Film The SantaLand Diaries by David Sedaris, a play about one slacker's Christmas as an elf at Macy's during the holiday crunch. Recommended for mature elves. Free parking. Complimentary refreshments, bring your camera for photo booth fun. Cost: $20.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:30 PM – 8:50 PM. Alabama Creative Artists 9009 Memorial Pkwy SE Ste E Huntsville AL 35802.

UAHuntsville Chargers Basketball vs West Florida

Sports Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Spragins Hall. Event Web Link: http://www.uahchargers.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball&. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM.

A Clarinet Christmas

Seasonal Come and enjoy the unique sound the a clarinet choir in "A Clarinet Christmas". The Clarion Winds will treat you to the sound of the holidays with selections from classical repertoire and traditional holiday favorites. Admission is free. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Church of the Nativity 208 Eustis Ave SE Huntsville, AL 35801.

Odell Johnson Duo

Downtown Huntsville Odell Johnson Duo. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 8:00 PM – Friday, December 5, 2014, 12:00 AM.