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Auburn vs South Carolina

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

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal Our theme for 2014 is “Once Upon A Time,” With our main exhibit this year based on fictional characters from a children’s book, we thought this theme would be a perfect close to what will be an amazing summer of fantasy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014.

Pop Up Parks

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

Extra Life

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

A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds

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

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

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

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

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

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

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

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

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

The Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17 – October 26, 2014 The Red Clay Survey is a major recurring regional compeition sponsored by the Huntsville Museum of Art. The exhibition “takes the pulse” of contemporary Southern art every two years through a selection of work in all styles and media determined by a juror with strong national credentials. Online entry begins Saturday, March 15, 2014. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014.

Spooktacular 5K and Monster Mile

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

Madison City Farmers Market

Health & Wellness Madison City Farmers Market is the area’s original local, producer-only farmers market, founded in 2007. Everything sold at the market is grown or crafted by local farmers and craftspeople. Our vendors provide a wide selection of the freshest  local veggies, fruits, cheese, eggs, meats, herbs, honey, jams, jellies, relishes, home-baked goods, plants and flowers. Come see creations from local artisans including handmade cards, soaps, lotions, candles, wood crafts, sewn items and other handmade products. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Trinity Baptist Church 1088 Hughes Road, Madison, AL 35758.

Yoga by the River at Hays Nature Preserve

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

Huntsville Model Boat Club Practice Day

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

Delta Zeta Marketplace

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

Run for Roses 5k

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

Rocket City NerdCon

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

Black Wings Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight chronicles the story of African Americans who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation. Designed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the exhibit presents story of a powerful group of aviation proponents that emerged to challenge racial obstacles and create their own legacy in the world of flight. Some of the most important figures, both past and present, are chronicled in this exhibition. From Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space, Black Wings retells the stories of African Americans who dreamed of flight, left their mark and helped pave the way for those who would follow. This exhibit on display August 23, 2014 – November 2, 2014. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: General Museum Admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/travelingexhibitions. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00am- 5:00pm Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing exhibit coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! GPS Adventures is an introduction to all things Global Positioning System (GPS) – its history, current uses and future possibilities – all displayed within a 2,500 square foot maze! Visitors experience the thrill of geocaching – hunting for hidden treasure as they navigate from room to room using GPS enabled technology and their code-solving abilities. With wall graphics that represent four distinct locations – urban, city park, back-country and a historic site – visitors are immersed in a unique experience as they find their way. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.02.14/gps-adventures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Fall Hikes Series: Trail of Tears History Walk

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

Bootanica

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

Fall Color Special Ride

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

International Heritage Festival 2014

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

Art in the Park*ing Lot

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us at The Little Green Store Saturday, October 25 for Art in the Park*ing Lot! There will be over 25 local artist selling art, pottery, glass, jewelry and much more! Also, enjoy delicious Cajun cooking from Chris & Monte's food truck. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The Little Green Store 820 Monte Sano Boulevard Huntsville, AL 35801.

Science Weekends

Kids Every Saturday and Sunday, the Science Center offers a variety of hands-on activities, shows and learning labs to experience while visiting. Witness kitchen science experiments with solids, liquids and gases, see how tall you can build a straw tower or design a circuit, and engage in science and engineering activities designed specifically for our littlest visitors! These activities are included with general admission (except for the Roaming Dome). Please note: Activities subject to change without notice due to birthday parties or other special events. Please check with the front desk to confirm upon your arrival. Venue/ Attraction: Sci-Quest, Hands-On Science Center. Cost: Included with general admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://sci-quest.org/plan-your-visit/science-weekends. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Downtown Huntsville Food Tour

Outdoor Activities & Festivals This 3 hour guided walking tour winds through Huntsville, Alabama’s historic downtown streets and parks, visiting six unique food tasting locations. You will get an inside look at the restaurants, specialty shops, and “mom and pop” establishments that make downtown a truly special place to visit. Come explore the history and culture of downtown, and taste the highlights of the Rocket City. Cost: $49. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvillefoodtours.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville Route.

Artist Market

Museums, Studios & Galleries Free, Flying Monkey Arts. Local artists and others are invited to set up a booth and sell their wares to the public. There will be art, jewelry, vintage clothing, and more interesting things for sale inside our facility – safe from rain. Vendor registration check flyingmonkeyarts.org. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Fall Color Special Ride

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

Huntsville Ballet presents Firebird

Performing Arts & Film Firebird centers on the thrilling journey of Prince Ivan, and the evil Kashchei the Immortal. While wandering in the gardens, Prince Ivan sees and chases the illusive Firebird. The Firebird, once caught, begs for its life and ultimately agrees to assist Ivan in exchange for eventual freedom. This exciting and visually rich production is a treat for the whole family this Halloween weekend. Friday, Oct. 24, 7:30 pm Saturday, Oct. 25, 2:00 pm, 7:30pm Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:30 pm. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvilleballetcompany.org/index.cfm?pagepath=Performances/Firebird&id=64286. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Dr. Osborn's Magical Laboratory Magic Show

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

Magic Show with Magician Darrell Osborn

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

Spooktacular Science Halloween Party

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

Disability Day

Health & Wellness 3 Angels SDA Church 8503 Whitesburg Drive S, Huntsville, AL 35802 (Next door to Goodwill) Is Sponsoring Its first Disabilities Awareness Day Saturday October 25, 2014 Divine Worship Speaker 11:00 AM Dr. Clarence E. Hodges Retired North American Division Vice President Workshop Presenters 4: 00 - 6:00 PM Emphasis on "Hearing" and "Mental Impairments" Jayne Chase Disability Advocate for Mental Impairments Barbara Lee Hearing Impaired Assistive Device User Flore & George Hamilton Former SCC Disabilities Ministry Coordinators For more information please contact George Hamilton (256) 652.2289 - George.Hamilton@comcast.net Craig Lee (256) 270.9939 - Craiglee@inbox.com. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM. 3 Angels SDA Church 8503 Whitesburg Drive S Huntsville, AL 35802.

Haunted Rickshaw Tour

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

ifear Live Haunted Movie Event

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

Huntsville Ghost Walk

Social Events & More Every tour night we offer three completely different walking tours beginning promptly on Saturday nights at 6 pm. Specifically for the month of October, we offer tours at 8 pm and Friday at 6 pm. Old Town Historic District This was our original Ghost Walk. It contains stories such as the "Fraternity House for Ghosts" the children of Walker Street, the ghost in the Court House, and the murder of Judge Thomas Lawler. These buildings are mostly Victorian-style (late 1800s). Twickenham Historic District Our second Ghost Walk travels through the streets with the Antebellum-style mansions (pre-1860s). On this tour we speak about LeRoy "Father of Huntsville" Pope, Helion Lodge #1, the Backwards House, and many others. During October, this tour is offered at 8:30 on Saturday nights - when it's our most active tour! Haunted Downtown Haunted Downtown features the businesses in downtown Huntsville as well as the Big Spring. We talk about the Marble Palace, Confederate soldiers, the Halsey Grocery Store, and… Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Harrison Brothers Hardware Store 124 Southside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

The BRIC Kick-off Block Party

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

Fall into Fall Cooking Class

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

Christmas Circle Tree - X-mas in Octomber

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

The Rocky Horror Show presented by Renaissance Theatre

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

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

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

Dr. Osborn's Magical Laboratory Magic Show

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

Magic Show with Magician Darrell Osborn

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

The Addams Family presented by IMP

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

Messages from the Beyond

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

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

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

Huntsville Ballet presents Firebird

Performing Arts & Film Firebird centers on the thrilling journey of Prince Ivan, and the evil Kashchei the Immortal. While wandering in the gardens, Prince Ivan sees and chases the illusive Firebird. The Firebird, once caught, begs for its life and ultimately agrees to assist Ivan in exchange for eventual freedom. This exciting and visually rich production is a treat for the whole family this Halloween weekend. Friday, Oct. 24, 7:30 pm Saturday, Oct. 25, 2:00 pm, 7:30pm Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:30 pm. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvilleballetcompany.org/index.cfm?pagepath=Performances/Firebird&id=64286. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Nights of the Living Dead Re-enactment

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

JLB Trio

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

6th annual Teen Masquerade Ball

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

Huntsville Ghost Walk

Social Events & More Every tour night we offer three completely different walking tours: Old Town Historic District Twickenham Historic District Haunted Downtown They begin promptly on Saturday nights at 6 pm. Specifically for the month of October, we offer tours at 8 pm and Friday at 6 pm. Old Town Historic District This was our original Ghost Walk. It contains stories such as the "Fraternity House for Ghosts" the children of Walker Street, the ghost in the Court House, and the murder of Judge Thomas Lawler. These buildings are mostly Victorian-style (late 1800s). Twickenham Historic District Our second Ghost Walk travels through the streets with the Antebellum-style mansions (pre-1860s). On this tour we speak about LeRoy "Father of Huntsville" Pope, Helion Lodge #1, the Backwards House, and many others. During October, this tour is offered at 8:30 on Saturday nights - when it's our most active tour! Haunted Downtown Haunted Downtown features the businesses in downtown Huntsville as well as the Big Spring. We… Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Harrison Brothers Hardware Store 124 Southside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Pizza Party Massacre

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

Crush

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

Gary Wolfe Duo

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

Geoff & Bryan +1

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

Ant & Andrew Sharpe

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

The Rocky Horror Show presented by Renaissance Theatre

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

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal Our theme for 2014 is “Once Upon A Time,” With our main exhibit this year based on fictional characters from a children’s book, we thought this theme would be a perfect close to what will be an amazing summer of fantasy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014.

Pop Up Parks

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

A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds

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

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

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

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

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

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

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

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

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

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

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17 – October 26, 2014 The Red Clay Survey is a major recurring regional compeition sponsored by the Huntsville Museum of Art. The exhibition “takes the pulse” of contemporary Southern art every two years through a selection of work in all styles and media determined by a juror with strong national credentials. Online entry begins Saturday, March 15, 2014. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014.

Black Wings Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight chronicles the story of African Americans who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation. Designed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the exhibit presents story of a powerful group of aviation proponents that emerged to challenge racial obstacles and create their own legacy in the world of flight. Some of the most important figures, both past and present, are chronicled in this exhibition. From Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space, Black Wings retells the stories of African Americans who dreamed of flight, left their mark and helped pave the way for those who would follow. This exhibit on display August 23, 2014 – November 2, 2014. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: General Museum Admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/travelingexhibitions. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00am- 5:00pm Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing exhibit coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! GPS Adventures is an introduction to all things Global Positioning System (GPS) – its history, current uses and future possibilities – all displayed within a 2,500 square foot maze! Visitors experience the thrill of geocaching – hunting for hidden treasure as they navigate from room to room using GPS enabled technology and their code-solving abilities. With wall graphics that represent four distinct locations – urban, city park, back-country and a historic site – visitors are immersed in a unique experience as they find their way. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.02.14/gps-adventures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Save the TaTa's Zombie Poker Run

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

Science Weekends

Kids Every Saturday and Sunday, the Science Center offers a variety of hands-on activities, shows and learning labs to experience while visiting. Witness kitchen science experiments with solids, liquids and gases, see how tall you can build a straw tower or design a circuit, and engage in science and engineering activities designed specifically for our littlest visitors! These activities are included with general admission (except for the Roaming Dome). Please note: Activities subject to change without notice due to birthday parties or other special events. Please check with the front desk to confirm upon your arrival. Venue/ Attraction: Sci-Quest, Hands-On Science Center. Cost: Included with general admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://sci-quest.org/plan-your-visit/science-weekends. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Bolshoi Ballet The Legend of Love, Captured Live

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

Delta Zeta Marketplace

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

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

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

Huntsville Ballet presents Firebird

Performing Arts & Film Firebird centers on the thrilling journey of Prince Ivan, and the evil Kashchei the Immortal. While wandering in the gardens, Prince Ivan sees and chases the illusive Firebird. The Firebird, once caught, begs for its life and ultimately agrees to assist Ivan in exchange for eventual freedom. This exciting and visually rich production is a treat for the whole family this Halloween weekend. Friday, Oct. 24, 7:30 pm Saturday, Oct. 25, 2:00 pm, 7:30pm Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:30 pm. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvilleballetcompany.org/index.cfm?pagepath=Performances/Firebird&id=64286. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

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

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

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

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

Dr. Osborn's Magical Laboratory Magic Show

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

8th Annual Zombie Walk

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

Magic Show with Magician Darrell Osborn

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

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

Museums, Studios & Galleries Docent-led Public Tour of Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art This is the final day of the Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Preschool Picasso - Smell My Feet!

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

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

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

The Addams Family presented by IMP

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

HLA Sunday Salon

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

Shining Safely Charity Fall Festival

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

Halloween Open Studio

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

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal Our theme for 2014 is “Once Upon A Time,” With our main exhibit this year based on fictional characters from a children’s book, we thought this theme would be a perfect close to what will be an amazing summer of fantasy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, October 27, 2014.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

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

Black Wings Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight chronicles the story of African Americans who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation. Designed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the exhibit presents story of a powerful group of aviation proponents that emerged to challenge racial obstacles and create their own legacy in the world of flight. Some of the most important figures, both past and present, are chronicled in this exhibition. From Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space, Black Wings retells the stories of African Americans who dreamed of flight, left their mark and helped pave the way for those who would follow. This exhibit on display August 23, 2014 – November 2, 2014. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: General Museum Admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/travelingexhibitions. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, October 27, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

GPS Adventures

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

Market at Good Shepherd

Outdoor Activities & Festivals An open air Farmer's and Artisan market on the lawn of Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church at 3809 Spring Ave, Decatur, AL. Featuring fresh produce and arts and crafts from around the valley. There will be weekly entertainment for the adults and activities to keep the kids busy while you shop. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, October 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Market at Good Shepherd 3809 Spring Ave SW Decatur, AL 35603.

Haunted Rickshaw Tour

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

Monday Night Fright Night @ the Library

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

Signature Chef Auction

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

James Irvin Solo

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

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal Our theme for 2014 is “Once Upon A Time,” With our main exhibit this year based on fictional characters from a children’s book, we thought this theme would be a perfect close to what will be an amazing summer of fantasy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds

Museums, Studios & Galleries Sharlene and Phil Coker have been collecting chocolate molds since 1976. Today, the collection consists of more than 100 molds, including ones from the German manufacture Anton Reiche, the French manufacturer Le Tang, and Eppelsheimer of New York. The first chocolate molds appeared in France circa 1830, created to bring chocolate to the public in candy form. The exhibit A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds presents molds from the period of 1860-1950. The molds in the collection are useful as well as attractive and have been used to make chocolate candy, beeswax ornaments, barley water candy and chalk ware figurines. No holiday is complete in the Coker household without a special chocolate figure or an ornament made from one of their molds. Chocolate candy, made by Sharlene, was even used in a Science experiment for her grandson! Burritt is thrilled to once again exhibit these beloved antique molds. On display in the Burritt Mansion September 16, 2014 – March 1, 2015, this outstanding collection is… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/a-sweet-obsession-antique-chocolate-molds. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 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. Tuesday, October 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. Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Museums, Studios & Galleries The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 28, 2014. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 601 Genome Way Huntsville, AL 35806.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

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

Black Wings Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight chronicles the story of African Americans who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation. Designed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the exhibit presents story of a powerful group of aviation proponents that emerged to challenge racial obstacles and create their own legacy in the world of flight. Some of the most important figures, both past and present, are chronicled in this exhibition. From Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space, Black Wings retells the stories of African Americans who dreamed of flight, left their mark and helped pave the way for those who would follow. This exhibit on display August 23, 2014 – November 2, 2014. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: General Museum Admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/travelingexhibitions. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00am- 5:00pm Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing exhibit coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! GPS Adventures is an introduction to all things Global Positioning System (GPS) – its history, current uses and future possibilities – all displayed within a 2,500 square foot maze! Visitors experience the thrill of geocaching – hunting for hidden treasure as they navigate from room to room using GPS enabled technology and their code-solving abilities. With wall graphics that represent four distinct locations – urban, city park, back-country and a historic site – visitors are immersed in a unique experience as they find their way. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.02.14/gps-adventures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 28, 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, October 28, 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, October 28, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Health Forum: Cholesterol

Educational & Lecture Ericka Freeman, CRNP, discusses Cholesterol. What exactly is it? Why is it so important? How do we manage it? For details, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Main Branch Library Second Floor Events Room. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit hmcpl.org.

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, October 28, 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, October 28, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Haunted Rickshaw Tour

Downtown Huntsville Rocket City Rickshaws Haunted Huntsville Tours, invites you, your family and friends to come and explore the mysteries of our southern heritage. Our pedicabs offer a unique look at Huntsville’s most interesting haunted locations. Beginning September 5th tours are operating Friday & Saturday nights 5:30pm – 10pm (our final tour starts at 9:30pm). October 2nd tours will operate Thursday – Saturday nights, ​and October 27 – 31, tours operate nightly. We depart from our kiosk located on the Northside of the Madison County Courthouse, across from Amendment 21 Bar on the corner of Randolph and Washington Streets. Cost of tour is $25 per person, which includes a picture of you and a Huntsville specter. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville, AL Northside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Internet Gone Wrong - Brad Horton

Educational & Lecture Ethical hacker and expert in exploitation of information systems, Brad Horton offers attendees a look at the risks and opportunities for students and individuals in a technology rich world. Join us for a talk on current events like the iCloud attack my Anonymous, Robin Sage experiment, and your right to be "forgotten" on popular social media outlets. Horton delves into privacy, security, and anonymity in an unofficial capacity.* *the views and opinions expressed by Brad Horton are his own. They do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the United States government, Department of Defense, or the US Army. References made within to any specific commercial product, process or service do not necessarily constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: $0.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Girls Night Out

Social Events & More Grab your best girlfriend and head to the Garden for an evening of fun and creativity. Make a take-home craft and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Here’s what we have planned: Herbal Spa Products Thursday July 31, 2014: 5:30 - 8:00 pm Nichols Arbor Basket Weaving Friday August 15, 2014: 4:00 - 9:00 pm Anderson Education Center Classroom Botanical Prints Tuesday August 26, 2014: 5:30 - 8:00 pm Nichols Arbor Portraiture Friday September 19, 2014: 5:30 - 8:00 pm Anderson Education Center Classroom Natural Fall Wreaths Friday, September 26, 2014: 5:30 - 8: 00 pm Nichols Arbor Herbal Oils & Decorative Stoppers Friday October 17, 2014 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Nichols Arbor Herbal Finishing Salts & Herbal Vinegars Tuesday October 28, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Nichols Arbor Fall Flameless Candles Thursday November 13, 2014: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Anderson Education Center Classroom. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=248&type=default. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

2014 Invest in a Girl Celebration

Fundraisers Dr. Condoleezza Rice will be the keynote speaker at Girls Inc. “Invest in a Girl” dinner, sponsored by Davidson Technologies, to be held on Oct. 28 in the North Hall at the Von Braun Center. Dr. Rice is currently a professor of Political Economy in the Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates, LLC. Dr. Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. She also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, the first woman to hold the position. The Invest in a Girl celebration is an annual fundraising event that allows Girls Inc. to raise funds to further its mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Proceeds will be used to provide scholarships for girls to attend t… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center North Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

How to Do Things: Self-defense with Alexander's Martial Arts

Educational & Lecture Geared towards adults, but teens are welcome! Instructor Ashley Koenig shows: ¥ How to avoid dangerous situations ¥ Physical self-defense techniques ¥ Practice strikes with pads For more information, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.org/events/2014-10/how-do-things-self-defense-alexanders-martial-arts. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

The Choir of Westminster Abbey

Music Westminster Abbey, founded by Edward the Confessor, was consecrated on December 28, 1065. It is not known when boys first sang in the Choir, but the first mention of an official Choirmaster comes in 1479 with the appointment of William Cornyshe as “Master of the Song Scole.” In 1540, Henry VIII set forth a charter providing for twelve laymen singers and ten choristers. Today, Westminster Abbey Choir School is composed entirely of the thirty-six boys who are singing or are being prepared to sing in the Abbey Choir. Venue/ Attraction: Trinity United Methodist Church. Cost: $25 - $35; Seniors $20 - $30; Students $15. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Dave Anderson

Music Nightlife Venue: Voodoo Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 1:30 AM.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal Our theme for 2014 is “Once Upon A Time,” With our main exhibit this year based on fictional characters from a children’s book, we thought this theme would be a perfect close to what will be an amazing summer of fantasy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds

Museums, Studios & Galleries Sharlene and Phil Coker have been collecting chocolate molds since 1976. Today, the collection consists of more than 100 molds, including ones from the German manufacture Anton Reiche, the French manufacturer Le Tang, and Eppelsheimer of New York. The first chocolate molds appeared in France circa 1830, created to bring chocolate to the public in candy form. The exhibit A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds presents molds from the period of 1860-1950. The molds in the collection are useful as well as attractive and have been used to make chocolate candy, beeswax ornaments, barley water candy and chalk ware figurines. No holiday is complete in the Coker household without a special chocolate figure or an ornament made from one of their molds. Chocolate candy, made by Sharlene, was even used in a Science experiment for her grandson! Burritt is thrilled to once again exhibit these beloved antique molds. On display in the Burritt Mansion September 16, 2014 – March 1, 2015, this outstanding collection is… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/a-sweet-obsession-antique-chocolate-molds. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 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. Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Museums, Studios & Galleries The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 29, 2014. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 601 Genome Way Huntsville, AL 35806.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

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

Avoding the "Bad Boss" Trap

Educational & Lecture Strategies for Maximizing Your Leadership Potential Tickets available at http://www.wbcna.org/calendar/eventdetail/1582/-/avoiding-the-bad-boss-trap. Being the top-notch leader of a team requires a marriage of many skills and personality characteristics. Such a leader is well-liked, respected and appreciated. This course will examine examples of what many would consider a Bad Boss and will then present ways to make adjustments in one’s style and practice to allow him or her to be the best they can be as a manager and a leader. This interactive and informative session will focus on discussing leadership styles that drive employees crazy as well as strategies to develop into a manager who is well-rounded and highly respected among both colleagues and subordinates. Course Objectives -Learn about typical bad bosses that show up in the workplace -Share your own experiences with bad bosses or your own managerial challenges - Learn ways to become more effective and respected as a boss Who needs… Venue/ Attraction: Chamber of Commerce of HSV/ Madison County. Cost: $25 advance; $35 at the door. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Black Wings Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight chronicles the story of African Americans who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation. Designed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the exhibit presents story of a powerful group of aviation proponents that emerged to challenge racial obstacles and create their own legacy in the world of flight. Some of the most important figures, both past and present, are chronicled in this exhibition. From Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space, Black Wings retells the stories of African Americans who dreamed of flight, left their mark and helped pave the way for those who would follow. This exhibit on display August 23, 2014 – November 2, 2014. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: General Museum Admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/travelingexhibitions. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00am- 5:00pm Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing exhibit coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! GPS Adventures is an introduction to all things Global Positioning System (GPS) – its history, current uses and future possibilities – all displayed within a 2,500 square foot maze! Visitors experience the thrill of geocaching – hunting for hidden treasure as they navigate from room to room using GPS enabled technology and their code-solving abilities. With wall graphics that represent four distinct locations – urban, city park, back-country and a historic site – visitors are immersed in a unique experience as they find their way. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.02.14/gps-adventures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Mayor’s Walking Challenge

Healthy Huntsville The Healthy Huntsville team is pleased to announce the Mayor’s Walking Challenge for the month of October, and we need your help. Our goal is for each citizen to walk at least 25 miles during the month. To encourage participation, we are hosting a weekly 30-minute walk each Wednesday, from noon to 12:30 p.m. at various locations around the city. To support this effort, Healthy Huntsville is challenging your organization or company to hold your own 30 minute walks for employees in October. By making walking a fun and regular habit during the work week, we can help fight obesity and increase wellness for our community. Thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield, participants may visit the walkingworks.com website from Sept. 23 - Oct. 3 and register for the Healthy Huntsville Mayor’s Walking Challenge. From there, walkers can form teams, track their mileage, and be eligible for prizes if they complete or exceed the 25 mile challenge.HeathlyHuntsvilleLogo I am looking forward to launching the first walkabout at A… Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: http://ourvalleyevents.com/mayors-october-walking-challenge/. Parks, Greenways, & Trails: John Hunt Park & Cross Country Running Trail. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Terry Heights Farmers Market

Healthy Huntsville 1000 Meadow Drive, Meadow Drive Church parking lot Buy local, fresh produce. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 4:00 PM. Meadow Drive Baptist Church 100 Meadow Drive Huntsville, AL 35816.

26th Annual Von Braun Memorial Celebration

Fundraisers Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of the European Space Agency, will be the keynote speaker for this annual event sponsored by the National Space Club - Huntsville. Proceeds benefit the Club's extensive university scholarship program and educational outreach to support STEM education. Individual seats or corporate sponsorships available online at www.spaceclub-hsv.org or by calling NSC Administrator Barbara Jo Webb at 256-431-7947. Venue/ Attraction: Davidson Center for Space Exploration. Cost: Individual Seats $175; $100 for National Space Club members; corporate sponsorships available. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Haunted Rickshaw Tour

Downtown Huntsville Rocket City Rickshaws Haunted Huntsville Tours, invites you, your family and friends to come and explore the mysteries of our southern heritage. Our pedicabs offer a unique look at Huntsville’s most interesting haunted locations. Beginning September 5th tours are operating Friday & Saturday nights 5:30pm – 10pm (our final tour starts at 9:30pm). October 2nd tours will operate Thursday – Saturday nights, ​and October 27 – 31, tours operate nightly. We depart from our kiosk located on the Northside of the Madison County Courthouse, across from Amendment 21 Bar on the corner of Randolph and Washington Streets. Cost of tour is $25 per person, which includes a picture of you and a Huntsville specter. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Downtown Huntsville, AL Northside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Dr. Whateva

Music Dr. Whateva. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 8:00 PM – Thursday, October 30, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Love Child

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

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal Our theme for 2014 is “Once Upon A Time,” With our main exhibit this year based on fictional characters from a children’s book, we thought this theme would be a perfect close to what will be an amazing summer of fantasy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 30, 2014.

A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds

Museums, Studios & Galleries Sharlene and Phil Coker have been collecting chocolate molds since 1976. Today, the collection consists of more than 100 molds, including ones from the German manufacture Anton Reiche, the French manufacturer Le Tang, and Eppelsheimer of New York. The first chocolate molds appeared in France circa 1830, created to bring chocolate to the public in candy form. The exhibit A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds presents molds from the period of 1860-1950. The molds in the collection are useful as well as attractive and have been used to make chocolate candy, beeswax ornaments, barley water candy and chalk ware figurines. No holiday is complete in the Coker household without a special chocolate figure or an ornament made from one of their molds. Chocolate candy, made by Sharlene, was even used in a Science experiment for her grandson! Burritt is thrilled to once again exhibit these beloved antique molds. On display in the Burritt Mansion September 16, 2014 – March 1, 2015, this outstanding collection is… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/a-sweet-obsession-antique-chocolate-molds. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 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. Thursday, October 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. Thursday, October 30, 2014.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Museums, Studios & Galleries The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 30, 2014. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 601 Genome Way Huntsville, AL 35806.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

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

Huntsville Hospital HealthWorks Farmer’s Market

Health & Wellness Dates: May – October Thursdays, 7:30am- noon What You’ll Find: Fresh & local produce, delicious artisan breads, herbs, gourmet slaw, cheese, jams, jellies and more! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Plaza Resource Center Tram Station at Huntsville Hospital 101 Governor’s Drive Huntsville, AL 35801.

Black Wings Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight chronicles the story of African Americans who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation. Designed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the exhibit presents story of a powerful group of aviation proponents that emerged to challenge racial obstacles and create their own legacy in the world of flight. Some of the most important figures, both past and present, are chronicled in this exhibition. From Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space, Black Wings retells the stories of African Americans who dreamed of flight, left their mark and helped pave the way for those who would follow. This exhibit on display August 23, 2014 – November 2, 2014. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: General Museum Admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/travelingexhibitions. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

GPS Adventures

Museums, Studios & Galleries Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00am- 5:00pm Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing exhibit coming to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! GPS Adventures is an introduction to all things Global Positioning System (GPS) – its history, current uses and future possibilities – all displayed within a 2,500 square foot maze! Visitors experience the thrill of geocaching – hunting for hidden treasure as they navigate from room to room using GPS enabled technology and their code-solving abilities. With wall graphics that represent four distinct locations – urban, city park, back-country and a historic site – visitors are immersed in a unique experience as they find their way. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.rocketcenter.com/06.02.14/gps-adventures. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Not So Scary Jump

Kids Have a SPOOKTACULAR time during our Halloween Glow Bounce. Wear your costumes and jump in our FX lighting. All participants will receive a Halloween goodie bag and glow necklace. Don't forget your socks! Cost: $7/child. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Pump It Up 3230 Leeman Ferry Huntsville, AL 35801.

Village Halloween Bash

Downtown Huntsville Calling all witches, monsters, and ghosts, Alabama Constitution Village will be your host It’s time to get ready for our first Halloween Bash!!! Put on your costumes and join us for Halloween games, crafts, and of course safe Trick or Treating at Alabama Constitution Village! Be sure to bring your trick or treating bags and enjoy safe halloween fun for all ages Call 256-564-8122  for more information. EarlyWorks Family of Museums will be hosting its first Halloween Bash at the Alabama Constitution Village from 3 pm to 6:30 pm October 30th.  Try out your costumes before Halloween and join us for fall fun, crafts, and safe trick or treating.  Admission is $5 for children, mummies and daddies are free. Venue/ Attraction: Constitution Village. Event Web Link: http://www.earlyworks.com/october/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Greene Street Market at Nativity

Health & Wellness May-October Thursdays, 4-8pm What You’ll Find: Fresh, locally-grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Meet farmers with organically raised beef, pork, chicken and eggs; pick up freshly prepared meals, gourmet popsicles, traditionally made relishes, cheeses, preserves and breads. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Church of the Nativity 304 Eustis Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801.

Thursday Night Bikes

Healthy Huntsville Downtown Huntsville, Inc. is excited to announce Thursday Night Bikes. This brand new bike borrow program will begin on Thursday, May 1 as part of Greene Street Market’s open-air market. Another exciting new feature for #DowntownHuntsville. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Greene Street Market 304 Eustis Avenue Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

Not So Scary Jump

Kids Have a SPOOKTACULAR time during our Halloween Glow Bounce. Wear your costumes and jump in our FX lighting. All participants will receive a Halloween goodie bag and glow necklace. Don't forget your socks! Cost: $7/child. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Pump It Up 3230 Leeman Ferry Huntsville, AL 35801.

Introduction to LinkedIn Class

Educational & Lecture We are having a fantastic response to our new Introduction to LinkedIn series at our new digs. THIS IS A FREE CLASS Note the New Day: The last Thursday of each month For March, that day is the 27th. (We will not offer a May class so make your RSVP now) Note the time: 4-5:30 PM Note the new location; The Huntsville Hub 600 Boulevard South Southwest Huntsville 35802 For RSVP confirmation; Call (256) 705-3620 or send an e mail confirmation to; frontdesk@huntsvillehub.com For information about the class location, see; http://www.huntsvillehub.com/. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Huntsville Hub 600 Boulevard South Southwest Huntsville 35802.

FINAL Biergarten and Showing of Nightmare on Elm Street

Social Events & More Visit the U. S. Space & Rocket Center on Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. for the final Biergarten of 2014. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with imported and domestic beers and delicious wines. Add a special Halloween movie in the Digital Theater for only $5. See “Nightmare on Elm Street” (Rated R, 1hr 32m) to complete the perfect spooky evening! Movie tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by clicking on the link. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Dog Friendly! Rain or Shine! Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: http://www.spacecampstore.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Fall Jam Sessions

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

Haunted Rickshaw Tour

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

FastTrac® NewVenture - Fall 2014

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

Brewers Dinner

Social Events & More 1892 East is currently taking reservations for our Brewers Dinner. The dinner starts at 6:00 pm and is available by reservation only. Each of the four-courses will be paired with a Straight to Ale beer (including the elusive Velvet Evil). Vegetarian options will be available for each course. Cost per person will be $43++. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1892 East Restaurant and Tavern 720 Pratt Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801.

How to Improve Your Lifestyle for Energy and Higher Performance

Educational & Lecture Learn how to empower your body and mind to be your best self, live your best life, and get the healthy, fit body you desire and deserve with the life performance strategies you will learn in this class! Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Cost: Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM. Huntsville Hospital- Medical Mall Classroom 1963 S. Memorial Parkway Huntsville, AL 35801.

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

Educational & Lecture Money Smart for Small Business is a training program for small businesses developed jointly by FDIC and SBA. Delivered in ten 1-hour sessions, participants are introduced to a different topic in each session and provided an overview, basic concepts, and key points relative to that topic. 9/04/14 Organizational Types 9/11/14 Time Management 9/18/14 Financial Management 9/25/14 Record Keeping 10/02/14 Banking Services Available to Small Businesses 10/16/14 Credit Reporting 10/23/14 Risk Management 10/30/14 Insurance 11/06/14 Tax Planning and Reporting 11/13/14 Selling a Small Business and Succession Planning Who Needs This Program? - New and aspiring entrepreneurs - Persons without formal financial training - Existing business owners who want to know more about financials - Anyone interested in increasing their "financial IQ" Get tickets at http://wbcna.org/calendar/eventdetail/1556/-/money-smart-for-small-business-jane-k-lowe-financial-literacy-program-fall-2014. Register for all 10 in… Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Radisson (Madison) 8721 Madison Blvd. Madison, AL.

Choose Your Tree of Life

Museums, Studios & Galleries Choose your favorite Tree of Life. Fall, Eerie, or the original. Please leave a comment when checking out to let us know the tree you plan to paint. Ages 16 and up. We provide all painting supplies. You bring your favorite beverage and snack. We will do the rest! Venue/ Attraction: My Spirited Art. Cost: 35. Event Web Link: http://www.rezclick.com/myspiritedart/index.php?page=classes#2625. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. For more info visit www.myspiritedart.com.

RiffTrax Live: Anaconda

Performing Arts & Film A LIVE riffing on the ultimate snake flick from The Carolina Theatre of Durham in Durham, NC. Just in time for Halloween, RiffTrax Live is back with a riff that will take your breath away… If you can’t breathe, you can’t laugh! Fathom Events and RiffTrax.com® are excited to bring indisputably the best digital snake movie of 1997, Anaconda, back to the big screen for a LIVE riff on Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. followed by a special re-broadcast on Tuesday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. This special two-night event will be your only chance to see the guys riff this reptilian gem on the big screen (it will not be coming out on VOD), so get your tickets now! Cost: $12.50. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Regal's Hollywood 18 3312 South Memorial Parkway Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

The Rocky Horror Show presented by Renaissance Theatre

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

The Addams Family presented by IMP

Seasonal Independent Musical Productions presents The Addams Family, a new musical comedy. The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. October 24- Nov 1. Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

The Haunted Lowry House Flickfest

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

Thursday Night Swing

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

Thad & Co

Music Thad & Co. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 8:00 PM – Friday, October 31, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal Our theme for 2014 is “Once Upon A Time,” With our main exhibit this year based on fictional characters from a children’s book, we thought this theme would be a perfect close to what will be an amazing summer of fantasy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=4&subID=10&subID2=&type=calendar&viewMoreType=festival&typeID=6. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014.

Halloween

Downtown Huntsville Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014.

A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds

Museums, Studios & Galleries Sharlene and Phil Coker have been collecting chocolate molds since 1976. Today, the collection consists of more than 100 molds, including ones from the German manufacture Anton Reiche, the French manufacturer Le Tang, and Eppelsheimer of New York. The first chocolate molds appeared in France circa 1830, created to bring chocolate to the public in candy form. The exhibit A Sweet Obsession: Antique Chocolate Molds presents molds from the period of 1860-1950. The molds in the collection are useful as well as attractive and have been used to make chocolate candy, beeswax ornaments, barley water candy and chalk ware figurines. No holiday is complete in the Coker household without a special chocolate figure or an ornament made from one of their molds. Chocolate candy, made by Sharlene, was even used in a Science experiment for her grandson! Burritt is thrilled to once again exhibit these beloved antique molds. On display in the Burritt Mansion September 16, 2014 – March 1, 2015, this outstanding collection is… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/calendar-of-events/all-events-list/a-sweet-obsession-antique-chocolate-molds. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014.

Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 4, 2014 – January 18, 2015 Aesthetic Engineering presents a dramatic series of large-scale mixed media works by internationally acclaimed glass artist Ginny Ruffner. The series is inspired by recent breakthroughs in genetics and bio-engineering, and the possibilities of future gene sharing between animal and plant kingdoms. Exuberant and wildly imaginative, the works combine bronze, stainless steel and blown glass into fantastic futuristic forms. Organized in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art. Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014.

Museum Academy Instructor’s Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries August 17, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015 Prozan Community Gallery Museum Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m. Monday – Closed Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014.

Photography Exhibit of Alabama Breast Cancer Survivors on Display at HudsonAlpha

Museums, Studios & Galleries The beautiful black and white photography of The Alabama Project, which captures poignant moments in the lives of Alabama breast cancer survivors, is on display at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Nov. 14. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday and is free of charge. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the HudsonAlpha café and then stroll through exhibit in the HudsonAlpha atrium. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014. HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 601 Genome Way Huntsville, AL 35806.

South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass

Museums, Studios & Galleries October 5, 2014 - February 8, 2015 South by Southeast: Masters of Studio Glass is an invitational group exhibition organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art to showcase the work of noted American glass artists living and working in our region. This exhibit will be presented alongside Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering, a major exhibition of dramatic mixed media works by this internationally acclaimed artist and native Southerner. The artists selected for South by Southeast include Ché Rhodes and Stephen Rolfe Powell of Kentucky; Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush of Tennessee; and John Littleton, Kate Vogel and Rick Beck of North Carolina. Included works range from fanciful tabletop vessels of blown, hot worked and acid etched glass to dramatic mixed media sculptures and installation pieces combining cast and fabricated glass and steel. An opening gallery walk with selected artists is scheduled for Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, with a reception following in the Richard & Roper Room. Museum Hours: Sunday… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/art/upcoming-exhibits/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014.

Black Wings Exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight chronicles the story of African Americans who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation. Designed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, the exhibit presents story of a powerful group of aviation proponents that emerged to challenge racial obstacles and create their own legacy in the world of flight. Some of the most important figures, both past and present, are chronicled in this exhibition. From Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot’s license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space, Black Wings retells the stories of African Americans who dreamed of flight, left their mark and helped pave the way for those who would follow. This exhibit on display August 23, 2014 – November 2, 2014. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: General Museum Admission. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/travelingexhibitions. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

GPS Adventures

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

Not So Scary Jump

Kids Have a SPOOKTACULAR time during our Halloween Glow Bounce. Wear your costumes and jump in our FX lighting. All participants will receive a Halloween goodie bag and glow necklace. Don't forget your socks! Cost: $7/child. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Pump It Up 3230 Leeman Ferry Huntsville, AL 35801.

Seeds to Sprouts

Kids Meet other parents while nature comes alive for you and your little one, ages 2-5, at 10 a.m. on selected Fridays. Enjoy stories, lessons, hands-on activities and guided tours. Boeing Education Classroom Learn about and experience the colors of the rainbow in this fall’s Seeds to Sprouts. Each session will focus on a different color. Come decked out in the color of the day for extra fun! August 8: Ridiculous Red August 22: Outrageous Orange September 12: Yummy Yellow September 26: Gorgeous Green October 10: Bold Blue October 31: Perfect Purple Take advantage of our Frequent “Sprouters” Program and earn a free class for every three paid classes that you attend. Pick up your card at the next class. Pre-registration is encouraged. If you register at least 24 hours ahead of the session you will receive a “prize” at the beginning of the class you have registered for. You can register below or on the phone at 256-837-4104. $8 per child, parents free with membership or Garden admission. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Event Web Link: http://www.hsvbg.org/index.php?mainID=2&subID=2&type=events&viewMoreType=classesCamp&typeID=98. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Grace Lutheran German Luncheon

Fundraisers Grace Lutheran 24th Annual German Luncheon Festival. October 31 from 11-1pm, cost is $12 per ticket. Menu includes Rouladen and red cabbage or Bratwurst and sauerkraut, plus noodles with gravy, german bread or roll and a piece of the famous Apfel Kuchen cake. Cost: $12. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Grace Lutheran School 3321 Memorial PKWY SW Huntsville, Al 35801.

Spooky Space Spectacular!

Seasonal Activities include: Spellbinding Simulators Moon Bounce Creepy Crafts Out-of-this-World Tricks and Treats And Much More Spooktacular Fun! Enjoy the family-friendly movie, “Hocus Pocus,” (PG) at 6 p.m. in the Digital Theater. ”Hocus Pocus” is a comedy-filled family horror film from the Disney Enterprise that follows the story of three witch sisters resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night. It is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all! Finish the evening with a Kooky Costume Contest for all ages at 7:45 p.m. For tickets, click here or call (256) 721-7120 (M-F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Tickets are also available at the door and concessions are available for purchase*. *No outside food or beverage permitted. Venue/ Attraction: Davidson Center for Space Exploration. Cost: $20 for a family of five or $5 per person. Event Web Link: http://rocketcenter.com/10.31.14/spooky-space-spectacular. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Halloween at Twickenham Square

Downtown Huntsville Head downtown for trick-or-treating fun with the conveniences of Twickenham Square. Event Web Link: http://downtownhuntsville.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Twickenham Square 500 St. Clair Ave Huntsville, AL 35801.

Halloween in Madison

Seasonal We will be hosting Halloween in Madison. There will be candy for trick or treaters. A costume contest. We have a live band playing that night. We will have door prizes as well as other food. The event is free. We invite everyone to join us Halloween Night. Is the event free? Yes. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Village Shoppes of Madison Publix Shopping Center 12100 County Line Road Madison Alabama.

Haunted Rickshaw Tour

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

Concert on the Dock: Festival Expressions

Music Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment presents Concerts on the Dock, a free eclectic Friday night concert series. It is a family and pet friendly event so bring your dog leashes, lawn chairs, dancing shoes and hula hoops. Festival Expressions is a jam band from Birmingham that mixes funk and jazz with rock and roll and blues to create a smooth, original sound. The band is composed of Ransom Pewitt (lead vocals/guitar), Mike Sinopole (vocals/guitar), Kevin McClure (keyboards/synth), Marcus O’Neill (bass), and Josh Wiseman (drums). With a wide range of styles coming together in this band, they certainly are a band you need to see for yourself to understand. Concerts on the Dock are always FREE but we collect a $2.00 suggested donation for parking. Please carpool! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: $2 for parking- carpool! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Friday Night Cruise-In Presents: 2nd Annual Trunks and Treats

Seasonal Trunks, Treats, Cars, Family, Friends, and Fun... it doesn't matter what you drive or what you wear, this is a safe community event for the whole family. weather permitting, we will do a "Trunks and Treats" event for the 2nd year. last year we had a positive turnout so we are going to do it again!!! this is a FREE community event and we WELCOME sponsors for those interested!! we are still working on prizes and other things as well. the event will be held in the parking out of Advance Auto Parts - 4710 University Dr NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35816) Advance will be giving away a $50 gift certificate and also a $100 gift card from Busters Pawn Shop (2900 Governors Drive Huntsville) and hopefully a few more things, but we will see. we will have an UNLIMITED supply of Treats. so tell, invite, share, and lets make this year an epic one!!!! thanks!! you may contact me for more information at 256-275-6278 or 14uh8ers@gmail.com. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Advance Auto Parts - University Drive 4710 University Dr NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35816.

Huntsville Ghost Walk

Social Events & More Every tour night we offer three completely different walking tours: Old Town Historic District Twickenham Historic District Haunted Downtown They begin promptly on Saturday nights at 6 pm. Specifically for the month of October, we offer tours at 8 pm and Friday at 6 pm. Old Town Historic District This was our original Ghost Walk. It contains stories such as the "Fraternity House for Ghosts" the children of Walker Street, the ghost in the Court House, and the murder of Judge Thomas Lawler. These buildings are mostly Victorian-style (late 1800s). Twickenham Historic District Our second Ghost Walk travels through the streets with the Antebellum-style mansions (pre-1860s). On this tour we speak about LeRoy "Father of Huntsville" Pope, Helion Lodge #1, the Backwards House, and many others. During October, this tour is offered at 8:30 on Saturday nights - when it's our most active tour! Haunted Downtown Haunted Downtown features the businesses in downtown Huntsville as well as the Big Spring. We… Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Harrison Brothers Hardware Store 124 Southside Square Huntsville, AL 35801.

Madison Ghost Walk

Social Events & More A shopkeeper falls to the floor after being struck with an ax. He quickly stands up, but looks down to see his body still on the floor. Ghosts of Confederate soldiers run with their rifles, stopping occasionally to take aim and fire at phantom Union soldiers. The residue from yet a different era reveals the arrival of a special guest at the railroad station. Hear these stories, and many more, at the Madison Ghost Walk! Tours begin promptly at 6 p.m. every Friday in October at Bandito Burrito. The ghosts from Madison’s past want their stories told! Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for kids 12 and under. Bring your dog on a leash and buy your tickets 30 minutes before tour time. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Bandito Burrito 208 Main Street Madison, AL 35758.

The Rocky Horror Show presented by Renaissance Theatre

Performing Arts & Film Renaissance Theatre invites you to give yourself over to absolute pleasure in its steaming hot new production of "The Rocky Horror Show,". Most are probably more familiar with the 1975 film adaptation, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" — it's synonymous with midnight showings around Halloween and has a cult following — than the original London stage version. Yet both are very much the same. Todd Hess's naughty direction intends to bring the production back to its London roots with movie-version twists. Sure, the production's sexy and lewd, but it's still less provocative than one expects. All the licentious ingredients are there: tight corsets, fishnet hosiery, bare flesh, leather undergarments, sexual innuendos and seduction. This "Rocky Horror" is on the propulsive verge of having its own Huntsville cult following. Shows start October 24 on Renaissance Theatre’s Mainstage and run through November 2. There will be several midnight showings as well. Tickets are $25 for evening performances and $30 for… Venue/ Attraction: Renaissance Theatre. Cost: $25 and $30. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.renaissancetheatre.net/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Straight to Ale Halloween Party

Music Disco is dead Zombie Ball featuring The Dawn Osborne Band and DiscOasis. Come celebrate Halloween with delicious beer and tons of fun! We'll have a costume contest, some special beers, and even a Walking Dead surprise. Check Facebook for updates and start working on your costumes!
 Live Music: The Dawn Osborne Band & Disc Oasis
 Food Truck: Dale's Stuft. Nightlife Venue: Straight to Ale. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

The Addams Family presented by IMP

Seasonal Independent Musical Productions presents The Addams Family, a new musical comedy. The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. October 24- Nov 1. Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 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, October 31, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Dance Rocket City 2614 Artie St Huntsville, AL 35805.

Halloween Bash with FD/DC and The Gamblers

Music Halloween Bash with FD/DC and The Gamblers. Nightlife Venue: Furniture Factory. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 8:00 PM – Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Halloween Pop Punk Show

Music Local favorites Raidy & the Erasers, as well as Florence’s The Invisible Teardrops, a new project of Jamie Barrier of the Pine Hill Haints, Expect food trucks and plenty of Frankenhammer (a seasonal release). Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Yellowhammer Brewery 2406 Clinton Ave West Huntsville, AL 35805.

Pizza Party Massacre

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

Halloween Party with Mr. Crowley and Spellbinder

Music Nightlife Venue: Diamonds. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:00 AM.

Tony Perdue & the Devastaters

Music Nightlife Venue: Humphrey's Bar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:00 AM.

Unbroken

Music Nightlife Venue: LeeAnn's. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:00 AM.

Dance Party with Liquid Caravan at Tangled String Studio!

Music STOP MAKING Halloween plans that don't make SENSE! Dance Party with Liquid Caravan at Lowe Mill's Tangled String Studio on Friday, Oct 31st at 9:30pm, following the last fall Concert On The Dock at Lowe Mill. $10 at the door -- unless you have on a legit costume, then only $5! This is a BYOB event! Liquid Caravan is a rock-n-roll band from Huntsville, AL. Formed in 2001, LC has been active in the Southeastern music scene for over a decade. Drawing heavily from the jam band and American improvisational rock lineage, Liquid Caravan delivers fun, original, and musically creative performances every time they hit the stage. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:55 PM.

The Turn of the Screw

Performing Arts & Film Based on the Victorian ghost story by Henry James, The Turn of the Screw tells the story of a young governess who takes a position at the elusive Bly Manor. Upon arrival she is introduced to the two seemingly charming children. Little does she know that her young charges are the targets of an evil plot brought to life by two former employees. The result is a frightening battle of good and evil. In addition to the Halloween premiere, there is a show on November 1 @ 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on November 2 @ 2:30 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Randolph Thurber Arts Center. Cost: $5.00. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 PM – Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:00 AM.

The Rocky Horror Show presented by Renaissance Theatre

Performing Arts & Film Renaissance Theatre invites you to give yourself over to absolute pleasure in its steaming hot new production of "The Rocky Horror Show,". Most are probably more familiar with the 1975 film adaptation, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" — it's synonymous with midnight showings around Halloween and has a cult following — than the original London stage version. Yet both are very much the same. Todd Hess's naughty direction intends to bring the production back to its London roots with movie-version twists. Sure, the production's sexy and lewd, but it's still less provocative than one expects. All the licentious ingredients are there: tight corsets, fishnet hosiery, bare flesh, leather undergarments, sexual innuendos and seduction. This "Rocky Horror" is on the propulsive verge of having its own Huntsville cult following. Shows start October 24 on Renaissance Theatre’s Mainstage and run through November 2. There will be several midnight showings as well. Tickets are $25 for evening performances and $30 for… Venue/ Attraction: Renaissance Theatre. Cost: $25 and $30. The Arts Council, Inc. Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.renaissancetheatre.net/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2014 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:00 AM – 2:00 AM.