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Twickenham Fest 10th Anniversary

Music The Twickenham Fest mission is to bring together the world's finest musicians to perform chamber music in all its forms; to provide diverse audiences opportunities to attend concerts with free admission; to build a broad and knowledgeable audience of all ages; to be an advocate of original music through commissioned works; and to enhance the cultural environment of Huntsville and Alabama. Venue/ Attraction: Various Locations. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/twickenham-fest-17720149797. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

Educational & Lecture Just in time to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain debuts its new and original discovery program for children and adults! Visiting with Children ages 4-12? Come explore Burritt’s Nature Trails, Historic Park, Barnyard Animals, and Dr. Burritt’s Marvelous Mansion. Choose one of 5 cool adventure backpacks, complete with everything you’ll need for an exciting scavenger hunt, designed for fun and surprises. Each backpack comes with a special something that you can take with you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: With Museum Admission. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/backpack-explorers-an-adventure-in-every-bag/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2019 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This annual juried selection of approximately 50 photographs by the highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society will include both color and black and white photography in a range of styles. Each year, the exhibition is juried around a common theme. This year’s theme is Chiaroscuro. The word derives from the Italian chiaro, meaning clear or bright, and the Latin oscuro, meaning dark or obscure. In the visual arts, it defines a technique of exaggerating light and shadow as they define three-dimensional objects. The technique was most famously used by the 17th century painters Caravaggio and Rembrandt to increase the dramatic and psychological effects in their paintings. The Huntsville Photographic Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/huntsville-photographic-society-2019-members-showcase/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 25, 2019, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Open Auditions - The Nutcracker

Performing Arts & Film Open Auditions for The Nutcracker: A Yuletide Ballet will be held on Saturday 24 August at the Alabama Youth Ballet Studios (1405-C Weatherly Plaza SE) between 1:00 and 4:00 pm. Auditions are open to all dancers aged 7 through adult who are enrolled in at least one ballet class at AYB or their home studio. Everyone is invited to participate. The studio opens for registration at 1:00. To facilitate the process, audition times are staggered by age: 7-8 year olds 1:30 PM 9-10 year olds 2:00 PM 11-12 year olds 2:30 PM Teen-Adult 3:00 PM Late comers 3:30 PM Auditions end 4:00 PM Registration can be completed online at or at the studio. Registration fee covers rehearsal classes, performance costs, a T-shirt and the cast party. Fee is refunded if not cast. Venue/ Attraction: Alabama Youth Ballet Studio. Cost: $75. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 25, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 25, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Clara, Nutcracker and Party Scene Auditions

Performing Arts & Film Open Auditions for Clara, the Nutcracker and Party Scene Dancers for The Nutcracker: A Yuletide Ballet. Audition fees cover rehearsal classes, performance costs, a T-shirt and the cast party. Fees are refunded if not cast. Venue/ Attraction: Alabama Youth Ballet Studio. Cost: $75. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 25, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Paw Patrol LIVE!: Race to the Rescue

Downtown Huntsville Additional fees may apply. Ticket prices subject to change. All children who have reached their first birthday require a ticket. SHOWTIMES: Friday, August 23 - 6 PM. Saturday, August 24 - 10 AM | 2 PM Sunday, August 25 - 2 PM PAW PATROL IS ON A ROLL WITH ITS HIT LIVE TOUR! Come roll with the PAW Patrol as everybody’s favorite heroic pups race to the rescue on the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race.  When Mayor Goodway goes missing, Chase, Marshall, Skye and the rest of the PAW Patrol will need to team up with Ryder to save Adventure Bay’s mayor and stop Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger from winning the race. Be a VIP – Very Important Pup! The VIP package includes a premium seat, special gift and exclusive access to a Meet & Greet with characters after the show. Each adult & child (aged 1 & up) must have a VIP ticket. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Cost: $19, $25, $35, $45, $55, $65 (Gold Circle) & $112 (VIP). Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 25, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Guided Tour of the Historic Park

Museums, Studios & Galleries Each Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 take a guided tour of the Historic Park. Learn about the structures, artifacts and families who lived in each of our historic homes. Meet your guide at the gate entering the Historic Park (in front of Eddins House). Tour included with admission. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, August 25, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

Educational & Lecture Just in time to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain debuts its new and original discovery program for children and adults! Visiting with Children ages 4-12? Come explore Burritt’s Nature Trails, Historic Park, Barnyard Animals, and Dr. Burritt’s Marvelous Mansion. Choose one of 5 cool adventure backpacks, complete with everything you’ll need for an exciting scavenger hunt, designed for fun and surprises. Each backpack comes with a special something that you can take with you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: With Museum Admission. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/backpack-explorers-an-adventure-in-every-bag/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, August 26, 2019.

Fidos After Five

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Bring your canine companions to enjoy the Garden AND enjoy a special admission rate of only $5! (Garden members are always free.) That’s a doggone good deal! $2 per pooch per visit $20 Paw Pass (good for all 34 nights) Garden admission or membership required for humans. ALSO be sure to stop by the Dogwood Café for Barks and Brews where $10 gets you a beer, hot dog, and paw-tato chips. Visit the photo booth for a picture with your favorite Fido! Call for Details 256.830.4447 ext. 224. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $5 per person, $2 per Fido (dog). Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/fidos-after-five/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, August 26, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

30 min Booty Burn Class

Health & Wellness Join Jordan for a booty burn class infront of the downtown YMCA. We will focus on sculpting, lifting and growing those glutes. All you need is a mat, and a friend to sweat with. If you have a booty band( circle resistance band) feel free to bring that too! You can sign up below. Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park. Cost: $5. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, August 26, 2019, 5:45 PM – 6:15 PM.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

Educational & Lecture Just in time to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain debuts its new and original discovery program for children and adults! Visiting with Children ages 4-12? Come explore Burritt’s Nature Trails, Historic Park, Barnyard Animals, and Dr. Burritt’s Marvelous Mansion. Choose one of 5 cool adventure backpacks, complete with everything you’ll need for an exciting scavenger hunt, designed for fun and surprises. Each backpack comes with a special something that you can take with you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: With Museum Admission. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/backpack-explorers-an-adventure-in-every-bag/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2019 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This annual juried selection of approximately 50 photographs by the highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society will include both color and black and white photography in a range of styles. Each year, the exhibition is juried around a common theme. This year’s theme is Chiaroscuro. The word derives from the Italian chiaro, meaning clear or bright, and the Latin oscuro, meaning dark or obscure. In the visual arts, it defines a technique of exaggerating light and shadow as they define three-dimensional objects. The technique was most famously used by the 17th century painters Caravaggio and Rembrandt to increase the dramatic and psychological effects in their paintings. The Huntsville Photographic Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/huntsville-photographic-society-2019-members-showcase/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Tuesdays at 2

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us in the Historic Park to learn about a historic craft or chore. You may be able to try your hand at it! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: included with admission. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Game Night

Social Events & More Bring your friends and your favorite game enjoy beer and board games at Straight to Ale. Board & Brew will be on site with great games for all ages available to rent (everything from classic family games to niche strategy games). Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Brands (Campus 805). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Fidos After Five

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Bring your canine companions to enjoy the Garden AND enjoy a special admission rate of only $5! (Garden members are always free.) That’s a doggone good deal! $2 per pooch per visit $20 Paw Pass (good for all 34 nights) Garden admission or membership required for humans. ALSO be sure to stop by the Dogwood Café for Barks and Brews where $10 gets you a beer, hot dog, and paw-tato chips. Visit the photo booth for a picture with your favorite Fido! Call for Details 256.830.4447 ext. 224. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $5 per person, $2 per Fido (dog). Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/fidos-after-five/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Painting: Watercolor for Beginners

Educational & Lecture Description: Students are sure to have have fun in this workshop as they examine the basics needed for successful watercolor paintings: Proper paper, colors, brushes, etc. We will also examine watercolor techniques such as painting wet on dry; wet on wet; dry on wet; dry on dry. Students will look at the importance of value in a painting and examine the elements and principles of design. This is an introductory class so you will not be overwhelmed with detail but you will know enough to complete at least one painting you will be proud to hang in your home. The class will consist of a minimum of lecture and a maximum of hands-on art and experience. This class will take place two Tuesdays in a row. The cost covers both nights. Instructor: Raised on the plains of Western Kansas, Dennis Fakes realized at an early age that he had a knack for drawing. From drawing came oil painting, pen and ink, acrylic, and other mediums. He felt called into the ministry as a Lutheran pastor and for 40 years pursued this callin… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $90. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/painting-watercolor-for-beginners/2019-08-20/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Walk with the Mayor (and pups!)

Healthy Huntsville Join Mayor Tommy Battle for this FREE Healthy Huntsville Walk! The walk is part of the Garden's Fido's After Five, so bring your own leashed dog or Huntsville Animal Services will be there with adoptable dogs that you can walk! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: https://www.huntsvilleal.gov/healthyhuntsville. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/490493851780028/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tailgate Kickoff with the Madison County Alabama Alumni Association

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Join us for the 2019 Alabama Football Tailgate Kickoff Party at the Furniture Factory Bar and Grill! This is a family friendly event open to all fans. Raffle participants have the opportunity to win Alabama Football season tickets, and you can bid in a silent auction for two game bundles! The Woodpickers Association will perform live, and Tide Treasures LLC will be selling University of Alabama goods. Tickets to the party are FREE for current Madison County Chapter-University of Alabama Alumni members or $5 for non-members. Join our chapter at UAAlumni.org. Raffle tickets are one for $25 or five for $100. You can purchase raffle tickets at the event, online at the link below, or from any of our board members listed below! http://www.uaalumni.org/page/2019-events/2019-kickoff.php. Venue/ Attraction: Furniture Factory. Cost: Free for local alumni member or $5. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

BrainBlast Trivia at Keegan's Public House

Social Events & More Join BrainBlast downtown at Keegan's House for a fun night of trivia! Venue/ Attraction: Keegan's Public House. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Wish You Were Funny: Open Mic Comedy

Downtown Huntsville Wish You Were Funny: Open Mic Comedy will take place every Tuesday at Wish You Were Beer @ Campus 805. Sign up to tell some jokes at 7:30pm. The show will last from 8pm - 10pm and feature Huntsville comedians and maybe a few surprise guests. Each person who signs up gets 5 minutes to be funny on stage. Wish You Were Beer has over 40 great craft beers to choose from, as well as ciders, meads, and wines. So come out and have some fun with us! Venue/ Attraction: Wish You Were Beer - Campus 805. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM.

BrainBlast Trivia at Madison Station!

Social Events & More BrainBlast Trivia is back...at The Station! Join us every Tuesday for all the free, mind-challenging fun! Prizes for the top teams, along with great food, cold beer, and delicious drinks! We'll be spinning the hottest hits, too! Spread the word! Venue/ Attraction: Madison Station Bar & Grill. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

Educational & Lecture Just in time to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain debuts its new and original discovery program for children and adults! Visiting with Children ages 4-12? Come explore Burritt’s Nature Trails, Historic Park, Barnyard Animals, and Dr. Burritt’s Marvelous Mansion. Choose one of 5 cool adventure backpacks, complete with everything you’ll need for an exciting scavenger hunt, designed for fun and surprises. Each backpack comes with a special something that you can take with you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: With Museum Admission. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/backpack-explorers-an-adventure-in-every-bag/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2019 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This annual juried selection of approximately 50 photographs by the highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society will include both color and black and white photography in a range of styles. Each year, the exhibition is juried around a common theme. This year’s theme is Chiaroscuro. The word derives from the Italian chiaro, meaning clear or bright, and the Latin oscuro, meaning dark or obscure. In the visual arts, it defines a technique of exaggerating light and shadow as they define three-dimensional objects. The technique was most famously used by the 17th century painters Caravaggio and Rembrandt to increase the dramatic and psychological effects in their paintings. The Huntsville Photographic Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/huntsville-photographic-society-2019-members-showcase/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

RISE Networking Event

Social Events & More This is a new event series offered by RISE! The format will allow for a more in depth discussion and time to really dive deep. Venue/ Attraction: Biztech. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

The Healing Power of Stem Cells

Educational & Lecture Do your knees hurt? How about your shoulders, hips, ankles and feet? Learn about a new treatment to alleviate your existing aches and pains with stem cell therapy. Dr. Charles Lee is a practitioner of stem cell therapy and will explain what it is and how it might help you live with less pain and more range of motion. This event will be held in the Auditorium of the Downtown Hsv Library. Presenter: Dr. Charles Lee, MD. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Fidos After Five

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Bring your canine companions to enjoy the Garden AND enjoy a special admission rate of only $5! (Garden members are always free.) That’s a doggone good deal! $2 per pooch per visit $20 Paw Pass (good for all 34 nights) Garden admission or membership required for humans. ALSO be sure to stop by the Dogwood Café for Barks and Brews where $10 gets you a beer, hot dog, and paw-tato chips. Visit the photo booth for a picture with your favorite Fido! Call for Details 256.830.4447 ext. 224. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $5 per person, $2 per Fido (dog). Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/fidos-after-five/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Barre Circuit Fusion

Health & Wellness Join Jordan for a Barre HIIT Fusion class. We will meet in the big green space in Providence. You will go thru three rounds of work and a nice stretch. If you have a mat or 1-5 lbs weights feel free to bring those along with a friend to have fun with! You can register below. Venue/ Attraction: Village of Providence Park. Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM.

Steve Earle & The Dukes with guest The Mastersons

Music Steve Earle is one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation. A protege of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, he quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, The Pretenders, and countless others. 1986 saw the release of his debut record, Guitar Town, which shot to number one on the country charts. What followed was a varied array of releases including the Grammy Award winning albums The Revolution Starts...Now (2004), Washington Square Serenade (2007), and Townes(2009). A true Renaissance man, Earle has become a novelist, a film, TV, and stage actor, playwright, record producer, and radio host. In 2018, he appeared in the off-Broadway play Samara, for which he also wrote the score that The New York Times called “exquisitely subliminal.” 2018 marked the 30th Anniversary of his legendary album Copperhead Road. Venue/ Attraction: Princess Theatre. Cost: $35 and $65 VIP. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

BrainBlast Trivia at Moe's BBQ Downtown!

Social Events & More BrainBlast Trivia is super excited to be a part of the Southern Soul Food Revival, now in Downtown Huntsville! Join us at this beautiful new location for free, family-friendly trivia! Check out the beautiful two story location, featuring custom woodwork throughout, two rooftop terraces with roll up doors and full premium bars! Venue/ Attraction: Moe's Original BBQ Downtown. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Trivia at WYWB

Social Events & More Live Trivia with Trivia Masters! Every Wednesday at Wish You Were Beer @ Campus 805. General trivia weekly and themed trivia once a month. Wish You Were Beer has over 40 great craft beers to choose from, as well as ciders, meads, and wines. So come out and have some fun with us! Venue/ Attraction: Wish You Were Beer - Campus 805. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

Educational & Lecture Just in time to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain debuts its new and original discovery program for children and adults! Visiting with Children ages 4-12? Come explore Burritt’s Nature Trails, Historic Park, Barnyard Animals, and Dr. Burritt’s Marvelous Mansion. Choose one of 5 cool adventure backpacks, complete with everything you’ll need for an exciting scavenger hunt, designed for fun and surprises. Each backpack comes with a special something that you can take with you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: With Museum Admission. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/backpack-explorers-an-adventure-in-every-bag/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, August 29, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, August 29, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, August 29, 2019.

World War II Ship The USS LST 325 Ship Museum

Museums, Studios & Galleries A World War II ship that participated in the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach is scheduled to dock in Decatur at the end of summer, allowing for five days of public tours and a glimpse into history. From Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, 2019, the public is invited to step aboard the USS LST 325 and take a tour from a dedicated group of an all-volunteer crew who will be on hand to educate and bring history to life. The USS LST 325 is one of the last of her kind and is the only working LST in WWII configuration in the United States. The ship is now operated as a floating museum that sails to inland river cities each year as part of its mission statement to educate the public. By giving tours, the crew will educate everyone, young and old, as to the role these ships have played in our wars and honor those who built, sailed and served on these ships. An official Alabama Bicentennial event, the USS LST 325 will arrive in Decatur on Wednesday, August 28 and will open for tours on Thursday, August 29 through Monday, September… Venue/ Attraction: Ingalls Harbor. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-17 and free for children ages 5 and under, WWII and Korean War veterans. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, August 29, 2019.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2019 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This annual juried selection of approximately 50 photographs by the highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society will include both color and black and white photography in a range of styles. Each year, the exhibition is juried around a common theme. This year’s theme is Chiaroscuro. The word derives from the Italian chiaro, meaning clear or bright, and the Latin oscuro, meaning dark or obscure. In the visual arts, it defines a technique of exaggerating light and shadow as they define three-dimensional objects. The technique was most famously used by the 17th century painters Caravaggio and Rembrandt to increase the dramatic and psychological effects in their paintings. The Huntsville Photographic Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/huntsville-photographic-society-2019-members-showcase/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Biergarten Stein & Dine!

Museums, Studios & Galleries Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Saturn V Hall in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration every Thursday* at 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. starting in March, 2019 for the German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. It’s family-friendly and leashed dogs are welcome on our Apollo Terrace and in Apollo Courtyard.** Admission is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase. While you’re here for Biergarten, enjoy a special after-hours presentation in our brand new state-of-the-art INTUITIVE® Planetarium. Shows are at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. To support our local community, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is featuring a nonprofit organization each week, and a portion of food sales that evening will be donated to the organization. There is no Biergarten on Sept 12, 2019. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

$5 After 5P at the Huntsville Museum of Art

Downtown Huntsville Enjoy art, wine, culture and cuisine, every Thursday night! Join us Thursday evenings from 5p-8p, when admission to the Huntsville Museum of Art is only $5! For your added enjoyment, a glass of wine will be available for $5! Live music will also be included, so be sure to check the Facebook event page to see who’s performing. After touring the galleries, stroll to Pane E Vino where Museum guests may enjoy a special menu item every Thursday from 5p – 9p. Make sure to show them your Museum admission sticker! Gather your friends, family or plan your next date night in #downtownhuntsville and enjoy artwork by regional and international artists! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: $5. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/321040655294650/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Fidos After Five

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Bring your canine companions to enjoy the Garden AND enjoy a special admission rate of only $5! (Garden members are always free.) That’s a doggone good deal! $2 per pooch per visit $20 Paw Pass (good for all 34 nights) Garden admission or membership required for humans. ALSO be sure to stop by the Dogwood Café for Barks and Brews where $10 gets you a beer, hot dog, and paw-tato chips. Visit the photo booth for a picture with your favorite Fido! Call for Details 256.830.4447 ext. 224. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $5 per person, $2 per Fido (dog). Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/fidos-after-five/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show

Downtown Huntsville All ages require a ticket. Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. *Plus applicable fees and service charges. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Cost: $84.75, $64.75 & $34.75. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

BrainBlast's Opinionation at CD's of Madison!

Social Events & More An exciting new game that is sure to incite laughter for the whole gang! Nope, this isn’t trivia, but a family feud style concept! We’ve surveyed people with hilarious questions and it’s YOUR job to guess the most popular answers! Teams compete based on the popularity of their answers. Fast paced, easy to play and fair for everyone! No right or wrong answer...Survey Says! Venue/ Attraction: CD's Pub & Grill. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Thursday Night Swing

Social Events & More Come swing dance with us every Thursday night at Lowe Mill A&E in the Flying Monkey Theatre. Each week, we teach a variety of levels of classes in: Charleston, Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz, Balboa, and even Blues. It’s fun, relaxed, and you’re never required to have a partner! After lessons, we open up the floor for an hour and half of social dancing and practice time to the tunes of some of the best swing DJs in town. Our beginner and core classes start at 7:30 PM, then we open up the floor at 8:30 PM for social dancing. More info at: www.swinghuntsville.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10 general, $5 students & 1st time, $5 dance only. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

Educational & Lecture Just in time to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain debuts its new and original discovery program for children and adults! Visiting with Children ages 4-12? Come explore Burritt’s Nature Trails, Historic Park, Barnyard Animals, and Dr. Burritt’s Marvelous Mansion. Choose one of 5 cool adventure backpacks, complete with everything you’ll need for an exciting scavenger hunt, designed for fun and surprises. Each backpack comes with a special something that you can take with you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: With Museum Admission. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/backpack-explorers-an-adventure-in-every-bag/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 30, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 30, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 30, 2019.

World War II Ship The USS LST 325 Ship Museum

Museums, Studios & Galleries A World War II ship that participated in the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach is scheduled to dock in Decatur at the end of summer, allowing for five days of public tours and a glimpse into history. From Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, 2019, the public is invited to step aboard the USS LST 325 and take a tour from a dedicated group of an all-volunteer crew who will be on hand to educate and bring history to life. The USS LST 325 is one of the last of her kind and is the only working LST in WWII configuration in the United States. The ship is now operated as a floating museum that sails to inland river cities each year as part of its mission statement to educate the public. By giving tours, the crew will educate everyone, young and old, as to the role these ships have played in our wars and honor those who built, sailed and served on these ships. An official Alabama Bicentennial event, the USS LST 325 will arrive in Decatur on Wednesday, August 28 and will open for tours on Thursday, August 29 through Monday, September… Venue/ Attraction: Ingalls Harbor. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-17 and free for children ages 5 and under, WWII and Korean War veterans. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 30, 2019.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2019 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This annual juried selection of approximately 50 photographs by the highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society will include both color and black and white photography in a range of styles. Each year, the exhibition is juried around a common theme. This year’s theme is Chiaroscuro. The word derives from the Italian chiaro, meaning clear or bright, and the Latin oscuro, meaning dark or obscure. In the visual arts, it defines a technique of exaggerating light and shadow as they define three-dimensional objects. The technique was most famously used by the 17th century painters Caravaggio and Rembrandt to increase the dramatic and psychological effects in their paintings. The Huntsville Photographic Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/huntsville-photographic-society-2019-members-showcase/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 30, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Sit & Stitch with SPARKLE Studio

Social Events & More Every Friday is Sit & Stitch at SPARKLE Studio! (Studio 103, first floor, south building) Bring your current project or ideas you’re considering for a future project (spinning, weaving, crocheting, knitting, handsewing, needlework, etc.). Come on over and find some camaraderie among like minded folks. We are usually a small, intimate group. Even if you don’t know a soul when you arrive, you’ll leave with some new friends. We open at noon and will be open until 8 pm. Stay as short or as long a time as you wish. You’re welcome to bring a drink, snack, or meal with you. We even have extra Piper & Leaf tea jars if you forget yours at home! We also welcome “Show and Tell.” Please bring some of your finished projects to show off to the rest of the group. We want to celebrate your accomplishments. You may even inspire someone’s next project choice! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: FREE. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 30, 2019, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Friday Night Live 2019

Music Friday Night Live presented by Buffalo Rock Company will be every Friday night from 5 to 8 pm May - October on Northside Square! Come enjoy free music in #DowntownHSV and kick off your weekend right! We will announce performers each week on our Facebook Event page. Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/741535712908709/. Friday, August 30, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Concerts on the Dock: Actual Bombs

Downtown Huntsville Join us for our first Concerts of the Fall season, featuring Huntsville’s own – Actual Bombs! Actual Bombs live is a three piece with 3 vocals, synthesizers, full drums, guitar and bass. A powerful combination of hard-hitting drums against luscious analog synths, Actual Bombs perpetuates the fun with its debut release, “Live in Stereo” releasing to all platforms this summer. Soaked in stadium hugeness, the group’s tracks provide the sonic getaway for an unrelenting world, reminding listeners how important it is to just get up and dance. This year marks our 12th annual Concerts on the Dock and it is sure to live up to it’s longevity! As per every proceeding year we will continue to strive to bring our music loving community the freshest sounds available without sacrificing quality for quantity. Our mission is to bring all who attend the best in local, regional, and national acts they simply would not see anywhere else in town and provide those acts with a gracious built in audience hungry for the next b… Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free concert, $5 parking. Event Web Link: http://www.lowemill.net/event/concerts-on-the-dock-actual-bombs/?instance_id=160589. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 30, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Our Place in Space

Museums, Studios & Galleries This is an extended version of our daily live guided tour of the universe. Great for all ages! Audience participation drives the focus of the show. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: $15. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, August 30, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

Educational & Lecture Just in time to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain debuts its new and original discovery program for children and adults! Visiting with Children ages 4-12? Come explore Burritt’s Nature Trails, Historic Park, Barnyard Animals, and Dr. Burritt’s Marvelous Mansion. Choose one of 5 cool adventure backpacks, complete with everything you’ll need for an exciting scavenger hunt, designed for fun and surprises. Each backpack comes with a special something that you can take with you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: With Museum Admission. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/backpack-explorers-an-adventure-in-every-bag/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 31, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 31, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 31, 2019.

World War II Ship The USS LST 325 Ship Museum

Museums, Studios & Galleries A World War II ship that participated in the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach is scheduled to dock in Decatur at the end of summer, allowing for five days of public tours and a glimpse into history. From Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, 2019, the public is invited to step aboard the USS LST 325 and take a tour from a dedicated group of an all-volunteer crew who will be on hand to educate and bring history to life. The USS LST 325 is one of the last of her kind and is the only working LST in WWII configuration in the United States. The ship is now operated as a floating museum that sails to inland river cities each year as part of its mission statement to educate the public. By giving tours, the crew will educate everyone, young and old, as to the role these ships have played in our wars and honor those who built, sailed and served on these ships. An official Alabama Bicentennial event, the USS LST 325 will arrive in Decatur on Wednesday, August 28 and will open for tours on Thursday, August 29 through Monday, September… Venue/ Attraction: Ingalls Harbor. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-17 and free for children ages 5 and under, WWII and Korean War veterans. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 31, 2019.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2019 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This annual juried selection of approximately 50 photographs by the highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society will include both color and black and white photography in a range of styles. Each year, the exhibition is juried around a common theme. This year’s theme is Chiaroscuro. The word derives from the Italian chiaro, meaning clear or bright, and the Latin oscuro, meaning dark or obscure. In the visual arts, it defines a technique of exaggerating light and shadow as they define three-dimensional objects. The technique was most famously used by the 17th century painters Caravaggio and Rembrandt to increase the dramatic and psychological effects in their paintings. The Huntsville Photographic Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/huntsville-photographic-society-2019-members-showcase/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 31, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

The Artists' Ways:Steps Along The Journey To Creative Arrival

Educational & Lecture Please note: this course is a 13-week progressive course that meets every Saturday starting on July 13th and ends on October 5th. Does your creative-self feel at odds with the need for a “safe and stable life”? Through this workshop we learn to allow our creative energies to flow more freely while not sacrificing our need for safety, comfort, health, love, and stability. PROVIDED MATERIALS In this workshop, you will be provided with: -The book “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron, -A Journal, -As well as materials for use during our in-class exercises. Click to read more. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Creatives. Cost: $180. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 31, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Exploring Sashiko and Hand-Stitching Workshop

Educational & Lecture Participants will learn the basics behind hand-stitching, as well as the stitches and patterns of Sashiko stitching. After learning the basic rules of Sashiko, participants will then be encouraged to bend those rules and develop their own stitching voice. Participants will learn the meditative and mindful properties of hand-stitching, and learn to read Sashiko patterns. Students are provided with naturally dyed fabric for stitching on, along with Sashiko thread and other naturally dyed thread for stitching with, and students will leave with at least 4 stitched swatches. Students are also encouraged to bring a textile, home good or article of clothing that could use some hand-stitched embellishment or mending. Denim clothing, linen accessories and any medium-weight home good are perfect for this. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $75. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 31, 2019, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mason Jar Painting Party

Downtown Huntsville Join us at MY Designs Studio 127 at the historic Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment for a Mason Jar Painting Party and kick off the fall season with some cozy, classic decor! We have large and small size jars, lots of paint, ribbons, burlap, and even glitter for those who can’t stay away from it. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 31, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 31, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Book Release Party for Tasha Madison

Social Events & More You won't want to miss the book release party for this YA historical fantasy novel. It's filled with family drama, humor, and adventure! Come hear a short reading from the book, Fabric of a Generation. Meet the author. Buy the book. And, get it signed! Free to attend. RSVP at: www.FabricofaGeneration.com. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 31, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Monrovia Community Center 254 Allen Drake Dr. Huntsville, AL 35806.

Guided Tour of the Historic Park

Museums, Studios & Galleries Each Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 take a guided tour of the Historic Park. Learn about the structures, artifacts and families who lived in each of our historic homes. Meet your guide at the gate entering the Historic Park (in front of Eddins House). Tour included with admission. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 31, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Josh & Judy Allison at Good Company Cafe

South Huntsville One of the best duos in town. Period. Join us this summer for Josh & Judy Allison and their incredible music. We're excited to be hosting them more than once, so mark your calendar for their summer dates at Good Company Cafe! Venue/ Attraction: Good Company Cafe. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 31, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

70's Throwdown

Social Events & More To celebrate the opening of Yellowhammer's newly remodeled event space we're teaming up with our friends from Weup to put on the ultimate 70's throwdown! We'll have music by DJ 808, specialty beer and cocktails, and more fun activities inside and outside. Show up in your grooviest 70's duds; there will be prizes for the best and most creative get-ups.  No cover charge! Doors open at 6pm 21+ Years Only. Venue/ Attraction: Yellowhammer's Lost Highway Bierhall. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, August 31, 2019, 8:00 PM – Sunday, September 1, 2019, 12:00 AM.

Scarecrow Trail

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden where we’ve got lots of great ways to celebrate the season. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autumn in the Garden and don’t forget to visit the pumpkin display for a family photo! Scarecrow Trail (September – October) 2019 is all about celebrating Alabama’s heritage and that includes a new theme for our annual Scarecrow Trail! Interested in showcasing your organization’s bicentennial pride? To participate in the 2019 Scarecrow Trail fill out this form. Pumpkin Display (October only) The horticulture staff and volunteers will be creating topiaries of insects and mushrooms using pumpkins and squash from Calvert Farms, including varieties such as “Kandy Korn plus,” “Blue Jarrahdale,” “Sunlight,” “Mellow Yellow,” and autumn blend Cushaws Gourds. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: With Garden Admission or Membership. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/scarecrow-trail. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

Educational & Lecture Just in time to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain debuts its new and original discovery program for children and adults! Visiting with Children ages 4-12? Come explore Burritt’s Nature Trails, Historic Park, Barnyard Animals, and Dr. Burritt’s Marvelous Mansion. Choose one of 5 cool adventure backpacks, complete with everything you’ll need for an exciting scavenger hunt, designed for fun and surprises. Each backpack comes with a special something that you can take with you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: With Museum Admission. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/backpack-explorers-an-adventure-in-every-bag/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 1, 2019.

World War II Ship The USS LST 325 Ship Museum

Museums, Studios & Galleries A World War II ship that participated in the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach is scheduled to dock in Decatur at the end of summer, allowing for five days of public tours and a glimpse into history. From Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, 2019, the public is invited to step aboard the USS LST 325 and take a tour from a dedicated group of an all-volunteer crew who will be on hand to educate and bring history to life. The USS LST 325 is one of the last of her kind and is the only working LST in WWII configuration in the United States. The ship is now operated as a floating museum that sails to inland river cities each year as part of its mission statement to educate the public. By giving tours, the crew will educate everyone, young and old, as to the role these ships have played in our wars and honor those who built, sailed and served on these ships. An official Alabama Bicentennial event, the USS LST 325 will arrive in Decatur on Wednesday, August 28 and will open for tours on Thursday, August 29 through Monday, September… Venue/ Attraction: Ingalls Harbor. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-17 and free for children ages 5 and under, WWII and Korean War veterans. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2019 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This annual juried selection of approximately 50 photographs by the highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society will include both color and black and white photography in a range of styles. Each year, the exhibition is juried around a common theme. This year’s theme is Chiaroscuro. The word derives from the Italian chiaro, meaning clear or bright, and the Latin oscuro, meaning dark or obscure. In the visual arts, it defines a technique of exaggerating light and shadow as they define three-dimensional objects. The technique was most famously used by the 17th century painters Caravaggio and Rembrandt to increase the dramatic and psychological effects in their paintings. The Huntsville Photographic Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/huntsville-photographic-society-2019-members-showcase/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 1, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

3rd Annual Labor Day Music Festival

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Billboard Awards Winning Artist, Lyfe Jennings headlines the biggest musical festival this side of Huntsville!  Grammy-nominated Bobby V and Omar Cunningham are about to give you a performance like you’ve never seen before! Gather your girlfriends, your significant other, or your co-workers because this is an experience that you cannot miss! Venue Information: �� Gates Open At Noon | Show Begins At 3 PM ��Sportsman Park, Harvest, Alabama �� RV Parking Available  �� Coolers Welcome  �� Lots Of Food Truck Options �� NO GRILLS  Special Guests:  KO & Company, Fee Fee Payne, Pat Jamar, Ladies of Passion, Karmessa, D Moe, D J Charlie Hustle and hosted by comedian, Ms LOL.  �� For more info, please call 256.698.8911 or 256.565.8452 for RV and Vendor Info  ����‍�� Additional Event Info Can Be Found Online -labordaymusicfest.com & koworldwide.com. Cost: $30-$70. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 1, 2019, 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Sportsman Park 3112 Old Railroad Bed Rd. Harvest, AL 35749.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 1, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Guided Tour of the Historic Park

Museums, Studios & Galleries Each Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 take a guided tour of the Historic Park. Learn about the structures, artifacts and families who lived in each of our historic homes. Meet your guide at the gate entering the Historic Park (in front of Eddins House). Tour included with admission. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 1, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Jazz in the Park- Huntsville featuring headliner Ryon Schultz and opening act B. Alexandria

Music Jazz in the Park- Huntsville (JITPH) has become one of the hottest summer concert series in Huntsville-Madison County. JITPH is a collaboration between the City of Huntsville Office of Multicultural Affairs and Magic City Smooth Jazz in collaboration with local partners including Lexus of Huntsville. Jazz in the Park- Huntsville is held every Sunday in September from 5-9 pm in Big Spring Park East, and the concerts are free to the public. The 2019 concert series will be held September 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, and we are in the initial phases of planning an awesome lineup of performances. We are happy to announce that once again we will partner with Huntsville City Schools to host post-event music education workshops. This opportunity to expose our local students to high caliber jazz recording artists adds tremendous value to our concert series. It is also possible that two additional performers will make themselves available to conduct workshops on the remaining weeks. Want to Be an Exhibitor? https://docs.… Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park East. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 1, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Scarecrow Trail

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden where we’ve got lots of great ways to celebrate the season. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autumn in the Garden and don’t forget to visit the pumpkin display for a family photo! Scarecrow Trail (September – October) 2019 is all about celebrating Alabama’s heritage and that includes a new theme for our annual Scarecrow Trail! Interested in showcasing your organization’s bicentennial pride? To participate in the 2019 Scarecrow Trail fill out this form. Pumpkin Display (October only) The horticulture staff and volunteers will be creating topiaries of insects and mushrooms using pumpkins and squash from Calvert Farms, including varieties such as “Kandy Korn plus,” “Blue Jarrahdale,” “Sunlight,” “Mellow Yellow,” and autumn blend Cushaws Gourds. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: With Garden Admission or Membership. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/scarecrow-trail. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 2, 2019.

World War II Ship The USS LST 325 Ship Museum

Museums, Studios & Galleries A World War II ship that participated in the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach is scheduled to dock in Decatur at the end of summer, allowing for five days of public tours and a glimpse into history. From Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, 2019, the public is invited to step aboard the USS LST 325 and take a tour from a dedicated group of an all-volunteer crew who will be on hand to educate and bring history to life. The USS LST 325 is one of the last of her kind and is the only working LST in WWII configuration in the United States. The ship is now operated as a floating museum that sails to inland river cities each year as part of its mission statement to educate the public. By giving tours, the crew will educate everyone, young and old, as to the role these ships have played in our wars and honor those who built, sailed and served on these ships. An official Alabama Bicentennial event, the USS LST 325 will arrive in Decatur on Wednesday, August 28 and will open for tours on Thursday, August 29 through Monday, September… Venue/ Attraction: Ingalls Harbor. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-17 and free for children ages 5 and under, WWII and Korean War veterans. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 2, 2019.

Fidos After Five

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Bring your canine companions to enjoy the Garden AND enjoy a special admission rate of only $5! (Garden members are always free.) That’s a doggone good deal! $2 per pooch per visit $20 Paw Pass (good for all 34 nights) Garden admission or membership required for humans. ALSO be sure to stop by the Dogwood Café for Barks and Brews where $10 gets you a beer, hot dog, and paw-tato chips. Visit the photo booth for a picture with your favorite Fido! Call for Details 256.830.4447 ext. 224. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $5 per person, $2 per Fido (dog). Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/fidos-after-five/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 2, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Scarecrow Trail

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden where we’ve got lots of great ways to celebrate the season. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autumn in the Garden and don’t forget to visit the pumpkin display for a family photo! Scarecrow Trail (September – October) 2019 is all about celebrating Alabama’s heritage and that includes a new theme for our annual Scarecrow Trail! Interested in showcasing your organization’s bicentennial pride? To participate in the 2019 Scarecrow Trail fill out this form. Pumpkin Display (October only) The horticulture staff and volunteers will be creating topiaries of insects and mushrooms using pumpkins and squash from Calvert Farms, including varieties such as “Kandy Korn plus,” “Blue Jarrahdale,” “Sunlight,” “Mellow Yellow,” and autumn blend Cushaws Gourds. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: With Garden Admission or Membership. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/scarecrow-trail. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2019 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This annual juried selection of approximately 50 photographs by the highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society will include both color and black and white photography in a range of styles. Each year, the exhibition is juried around a common theme. This year’s theme is Chiaroscuro. The word derives from the Italian chiaro, meaning clear or bright, and the Latin oscuro, meaning dark or obscure. In the visual arts, it defines a technique of exaggerating light and shadow as they define three-dimensional objects. The technique was most famously used by the 17th century painters Caravaggio and Rembrandt to increase the dramatic and psychological effects in their paintings. The Huntsville Photographic Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/huntsville-photographic-society-2019-members-showcase/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Tuesdays at 2

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us in the Historic Park to learn about a historic craft or chore. You may be able to try your hand at it! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: included with admission. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Game Night

Social Events & More Bring your friends and your favorite game enjoy beer and board games at Straight to Ale. Board & Brew will be on site with great games for all ages available to rent (everything from classic family games to niche strategy games). Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Brands (Campus 805). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Fidos After Five

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Bring your canine companions to enjoy the Garden AND enjoy a special admission rate of only $5! (Garden members are always free.) That’s a doggone good deal! $2 per pooch per visit $20 Paw Pass (good for all 34 nights) Garden admission or membership required for humans. ALSO be sure to stop by the Dogwood Café for Barks and Brews where $10 gets you a beer, hot dog, and paw-tato chips. Visit the photo booth for a picture with your favorite Fido! Call for Details 256.830.4447 ext. 224. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $5 per person, $2 per Fido (dog). Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/fidos-after-five/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tuesday Evening Concerts at the Library

Music Join the Downtown Huntsville Library for our returning Summer Concert Series. Every other Tuesday at 6pm from May to September. May 14 - Huntsville’s In the Mood Big Swing Band May 28 - Black Market Haggis June 11 - Moon Dust Big Band June 25 - Rocket City Jazz Orchestra July 9 - Patsy Tripp and Microwave Dave July 23 - Big Gaping Holes August 6 - Ally Free August 20 - Jacquie Cotillard September 3 - TBD September 17 - iFest Preview. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

BrainBlast Trivia at Keegan's Public House

Social Events & More Join BrainBlast downtown at Keegan's House for a fun night of trivia! Venue/ Attraction: Keegan's Public House. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Fantasy Flight Book Club

South Huntsville If you grok science-fiction, fantasy, new weird, slipstream, or cyberpunk, then come hang out with the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library at Das Stahl Bierhaus to talk beer and books every first Tuesday. Contact Annie Phillips at 256-881-5620 or aphillips@hmcpl.org for more information. Venue/ Attraction: Das Stahl Bierhaus. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Wish You Were Funny: Open Mic Comedy

Downtown Huntsville Wish You Were Funny: Open Mic Comedy will take place every Tuesday at Wish You Were Beer @ Campus 805. Sign up to tell some jokes at 7:30pm. The show will last from 8pm - 10pm and feature Huntsville comedians and maybe a few surprise guests. Each person who signs up gets 5 minutes to be funny on stage. Wish You Were Beer has over 40 great craft beers to choose from, as well as ciders, meads, and wines. So come out and have some fun with us! Venue/ Attraction: Wish You Were Beer - Campus 805. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM.

BrainBlast Trivia at Madison Station!

Social Events & More BrainBlast Trivia is back...at The Station! Join us every Tuesday for all the free, mind-challenging fun! Prizes for the top teams, along with great food, cold beer, and delicious drinks! We'll be spinning the hottest hits, too! Spread the word! Venue/ Attraction: Madison Station Bar & Grill. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

Scarecrow Trail

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden where we’ve got lots of great ways to celebrate the season. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autumn in the Garden and don’t forget to visit the pumpkin display for a family photo! Scarecrow Trail (September – October) 2019 is all about celebrating Alabama’s heritage and that includes a new theme for our annual Scarecrow Trail! Interested in showcasing your organization’s bicentennial pride? To participate in the 2019 Scarecrow Trail fill out this form. Pumpkin Display (October only) The horticulture staff and volunteers will be creating topiaries of insects and mushrooms using pumpkins and squash from Calvert Farms, including varieties such as “Kandy Korn plus,” “Blue Jarrahdale,” “Sunlight,” “Mellow Yellow,” and autumn blend Cushaws Gourds. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: With Garden Admission or Membership. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/scarecrow-trail. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2019 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This annual juried selection of approximately 50 photographs by the highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society will include both color and black and white photography in a range of styles. Each year, the exhibition is juried around a common theme. This year’s theme is Chiaroscuro. The word derives from the Italian chiaro, meaning clear or bright, and the Latin oscuro, meaning dark or obscure. In the visual arts, it defines a technique of exaggerating light and shadow as they define three-dimensional objects. The technique was most famously used by the 17th century painters Caravaggio and Rembrandt to increase the dramatic and psychological effects in their paintings. The Huntsville Photographic Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/huntsville-photographic-society-2019-members-showcase/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Fidos After Five

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Bring your canine companions to enjoy the Garden AND enjoy a special admission rate of only $5! (Garden members are always free.) That’s a doggone good deal! $2 per pooch per visit $20 Paw Pass (good for all 34 nights) Garden admission or membership required for humans. ALSO be sure to stop by the Dogwood Café for Barks and Brews where $10 gets you a beer, hot dog, and paw-tato chips. Visit the photo booth for a picture with your favorite Fido! Call for Details 256.830.4447 ext. 224. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $5 per person, $2 per Fido (dog). Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/fidos-after-five/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Bluegrass Jam

Social Events & More Live bluegrass music by local musicians. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Speakeasy. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

BrainBlast Trivia at Moe's BBQ Downtown!

Social Events & More BrainBlast Trivia is super excited to be a part of the Southern Soul Food Revival, now in Downtown Huntsville! Join us at this beautiful new location for free, family-friendly trivia! Check out the beautiful two story location, featuring custom woodwork throughout, two rooftop terraces with roll up doors and full premium bars! Venue/ Attraction: Moe's Original BBQ Downtown. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Trivia at WYWB

Social Events & More Live Trivia with Trivia Masters! Every Wednesday at Wish You Were Beer @ Campus 805. General trivia weekly and themed trivia once a month. Wish You Were Beer has over 40 great craft beers to choose from, as well as ciders, meads, and wines. So come out and have some fun with us! Venue/ Attraction: Wish You Were Beer - Campus 805. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Scarecrow Trail

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden where we’ve got lots of great ways to celebrate the season. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autumn in the Garden and don’t forget to visit the pumpkin display for a family photo! Scarecrow Trail (September – October) 2019 is all about celebrating Alabama’s heritage and that includes a new theme for our annual Scarecrow Trail! Interested in showcasing your organization’s bicentennial pride? To participate in the 2019 Scarecrow Trail fill out this form. Pumpkin Display (October only) The horticulture staff and volunteers will be creating topiaries of insects and mushrooms using pumpkins and squash from Calvert Farms, including varieties such as “Kandy Korn plus,” “Blue Jarrahdale,” “Sunlight,” “Mellow Yellow,” and autumn blend Cushaws Gourds. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: With Garden Admission or Membership. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/scarecrow-trail. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 5, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 5, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 5, 2019.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2019 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This annual juried selection of approximately 50 photographs by the highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society will include both color and black and white photography in a range of styles. Each year, the exhibition is juried around a common theme. This year’s theme is Chiaroscuro. The word derives from the Italian chiaro, meaning clear or bright, and the Latin oscuro, meaning dark or obscure. In the visual arts, it defines a technique of exaggerating light and shadow as they define three-dimensional objects. The technique was most famously used by the 17th century painters Caravaggio and Rembrandt to increase the dramatic and psychological effects in their paintings. The Huntsville Photographic Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/huntsville-photographic-society-2019-members-showcase/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Biergarten Stein & Dine!

Museums, Studios & Galleries Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Saturn V Hall in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration every Thursday* at 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. starting in March, 2019 for the German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. It’s family-friendly and leashed dogs are welcome on our Apollo Terrace and in Apollo Courtyard.** Admission is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase. While you’re here for Biergarten, enjoy a special after-hours presentation in our brand new state-of-the-art INTUITIVE® Planetarium. Shows are at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. To support our local community, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is featuring a nonprofit organization each week, and a portion of food sales that evening will be donated to the organization. There is no Biergarten on Sept 12, 2019. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

$5 After 5P at the Huntsville Museum of Art

Downtown Huntsville Enjoy art, wine, culture and cuisine, every Thursday night! Join us Thursday evenings from 5p-8p, when admission to the Huntsville Museum of Art is only $5! For your added enjoyment, a glass of wine will be available for $5! Live music will also be included, so be sure to check the Facebook event page to see who’s performing. After touring the galleries, stroll to Pane E Vino where Museum guests may enjoy a special menu item every Thursday from 5p – 9p. Make sure to show them your Museum admission sticker! Gather your friends, family or plan your next date night in #downtownhuntsville and enjoy artwork by regional and international artists! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: $5. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/321040655294650/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Fidos After Five

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Bring your canine companions to enjoy the Garden AND enjoy a special admission rate of only $5! (Garden members are always free.) That’s a doggone good deal! $2 per pooch per visit $20 Paw Pass (good for all 34 nights) Garden admission or membership required for humans. ALSO be sure to stop by the Dogwood Café for Barks and Brews where $10 gets you a beer, hot dog, and paw-tato chips. Visit the photo booth for a picture with your favorite Fido! Call for Details 256.830.4447 ext. 224. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $5 per person, $2 per Fido (dog). Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/fidos-after-five/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Workshop Tour and Orientation

Educational & Lecture Please join us for Thing Thursday for our free monthly workshop orientation. Members and prospective members will have the opportunity to get checked off on basic safety training and observe demonstrations of our equipment. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville STEAM Works. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Newcomers Square Dance Party

Social Events & More Get off the couch, grab your sweetie, your family, or friends and come live a little! Get some actual aerobic exercise while making new friends and having fun. No experience or rhythm required - just a willingness to laugh, listen and follow directions - our caller does the rest! Had a blast and want more fun? Beginner classes start the following week same time and place. Venue/ Attraction: Madison Ballroom Dance Studio. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Hershel Greenblat: Holocost Remembrance

Educational & Lecture Hershel Greenblat will be speaking at Randolph High School Auditorium on Sept 5th at 6:30 pm. He is a holocaust survivor and will tell his story of spending his early years hiding in the Ukranian Caves with his family to escaping and finally finding freedom in the USA. The event is free and open to the public. It is appropriate for kids 10 yrs and up. Venue/ Attraction: Randolph School - Garth Campus. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Thursday Night Swing

Social Events & More Come swing dance with us every Thursday night at Lowe Mill A&E in the Flying Monkey Theatre. Each week, we teach a variety of levels of classes in: Charleston, Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz, Balboa, and even Blues. It’s fun, relaxed, and you’re never required to have a partner! After lessons, we open up the floor for an hour and half of social dancing and practice time to the tunes of some of the best swing DJs in town. Our beginner and core classes start at 7:30 PM, then we open up the floor at 8:30 PM for social dancing. More info at: www.swinghuntsville.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10 general, $5 students & 1st time, $5 dance only. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Scarecrow Trail

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden where we’ve got lots of great ways to celebrate the season. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autumn in the Garden and don’t forget to visit the pumpkin display for a family photo! Scarecrow Trail (September – October) 2019 is all about celebrating Alabama’s heritage and that includes a new theme for our annual Scarecrow Trail! Interested in showcasing your organization’s bicentennial pride? To participate in the 2019 Scarecrow Trail fill out this form. Pumpkin Display (October only) The horticulture staff and volunteers will be creating topiaries of insects and mushrooms using pumpkins and squash from Calvert Farms, including varieties such as “Kandy Korn plus,” “Blue Jarrahdale,” “Sunlight,” “Mellow Yellow,” and autumn blend Cushaws Gourds. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: With Garden Admission or Membership. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/scarecrow-trail. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 6, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 6, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 6, 2019.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2019 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This annual juried selection of approximately 50 photographs by the highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society will include both color and black and white photography in a range of styles. Each year, the exhibition is juried around a common theme. This year’s theme is Chiaroscuro. The word derives from the Italian chiaro, meaning clear or bright, and the Latin oscuro, meaning dark or obscure. In the visual arts, it defines a technique of exaggerating light and shadow as they define three-dimensional objects. The technique was most famously used by the 17th century painters Caravaggio and Rembrandt to increase the dramatic and psychological effects in their paintings. The Huntsville Photographic Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/huntsville-photographic-society-2019-members-showcase/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 6, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Computer Classes

Educational & Lecture Instructor Dawn helps you through computer basics with lots of one-on-one instruction. No registration is required, but seating is limited to 25 people. Venue/ Attraction: Athens-Limestone County Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 6, 2019, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Sit & Stitch with SPARKLE Studio

Social Events & More Every Friday is Sit & Stitch at SPARKLE Studio! (Studio 103, first floor, south building) Bring your current project or ideas you’re considering for a future project (spinning, weaving, crocheting, knitting, handsewing, needlework, etc.). Come on over and find some camaraderie among like minded folks. We are usually a small, intimate group. Even if you don’t know a soul when you arrive, you’ll leave with some new friends. We open at noon and will be open until 8 pm. Stay as short or as long a time as you wish. You’re welcome to bring a drink, snack, or meal with you. We even have extra Piper & Leaf tea jars if you forget yours at home! We also welcome “Show and Tell.” Please bring some of your finished projects to show off to the rest of the group. We want to celebrate your accomplishments. You may even inspire someone’s next project choice! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: FREE. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 6, 2019, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Friday Night Live 2019

Music Friday Night Live presented by Buffalo Rock Company will be every Friday night from 5 to 8 pm May - October on Northside Square! Come enjoy free music in #DowntownHSV and kick off your weekend right! We will announce performers each week on our Facebook Event page. Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/741535712908709/. Friday, September 6, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

First Fridays - Downtown Florence

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Historic downtown Florence is the place to be for fun the first Friday of each month from March to December. A free family-friendly event, First Fridays Downtown Florence returns to the streets in 2019 beginning March 1st and each month, festivalgoers are treated to an evening of local arts, crafts, shopping, live music and more. First Fridays Downtown Florence is now entering its 14th year of bringing together people of all ages for a music, art and cultural celebration. In 2019, festivalgoers can expect to see some of their favorites, including the pumpkin drop in the fall in the center of Court Street and Mobile Plaza and the popular antique and vintage car shows. This year will also have special events and themes to correspond with the state of Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebration. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. and admission is free. The event takes place rain or shine. Parking is available on surrounding streets and in the City of Florence public parking garage (behind Ricatoni’s Restaurant). Presented by… Venue/ Attraction: Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 6, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Concerts on the Dock: OVERFLOE JAZZ

Downtown Huntsville OVERFLOE started out in 2001 with a group of musicians with one goal – to give great music from their God-given talents to their listeners. Thus began the “NEW SOUND” that is OVERFLOE! Now, in their 18th year of music together, Steven (keys), DeLon (sax), Rush (guitar), Mario (bass), and Phillip (drums) are now forging into 2019 with a new outlook to bring back their seasoned sounds and give great live performances to their fans! This year marks our 12th annual Concerts on the Dock and it is sure to live up to it’s longevity! As per every proceeding year we will continue to strive to bring our music loving community the freshest sounds available without sacrificing quality for quantity. Our mission is to bring all who attend the best in local, regional, and national acts they simply would not see anywhere else in town and provide those acts with a gracious built in audience hungry for the next big thing. We can’t make this happen without you so bring friends, picnics, and pets on a leash to Huntsville’s… Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free concert, $5 parking. Event Web Link: http://www.lowemill.net/event/concerts-on-the-dock-overfloe-jazz/?instance_id=160592. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 6, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Jim Parker's Songwriters Series

Downtown Huntsville Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. *Plus applicable fees and service charges. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $25. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 6, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Alabama Autumn Skies

Museums, Studios & Galleries Learn about the autumn night sky and the various objects that are visible at this time of year in this live and interactive presentation. Your personal tour guide to the cosmos will teach you to navigate through the sky and highlight constellations, planets and even some deep sky objects such as galaxies and nebulae. This presentation is great for all ages and is a traditional planetarium experience with a modern kick. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 6, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Scarecrow Trail

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden where we’ve got lots of great ways to celebrate the season. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autumn in the Garden and don’t forget to visit the pumpkin display for a family photo! Scarecrow Trail (September – October) 2019 is all about celebrating Alabama’s heritage and that includes a new theme for our annual Scarecrow Trail! Interested in showcasing your organization’s bicentennial pride? To participate in the 2019 Scarecrow Trail fill out this form. Pumpkin Display (October only) The horticulture staff and volunteers will be creating topiaries of insects and mushrooms using pumpkins and squash from Calvert Farms, including varieties such as “Kandy Korn plus,” “Blue Jarrahdale,” “Sunlight,” “Mellow Yellow,” and autumn blend Cushaws Gourds. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: With Garden Admission or Membership. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/scarecrow-trail. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 7, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 7, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 7, 2019.

Yoga by the River

Health & Wellness Yoga by the River is back every Saturday in September and October from 8am - 9am. Enjoy a relaxing, yet energizing hour of yoga next to the gently flowing waters of the Flint River in Hays Nature Preserve. All you have to bring is your yoga mat, water and a towel. Signs will direct you where to go once you are in Hays Nature Preserve. Contact Denise Taylor at 256.564.8077 or denise.taylor@huntsvilleal.gov for more information. Venue/ Attraction: Hays Nature Preserve. Is the event free? Yes. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/412734512922157/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Owens Cross Roads Homemaker/CommunityLeaders Craft Fair

Fundraisers Annual Craft Fair to raise funds for community service projects in Madison County area schools, at risk youth home, volunteer fire departments, senior homes, veterans, hsopitals and hospice care as well as Canine and Feline rescue efforts. Free Admission to see 30 uniquely talented artist's products for gifts and holiday decor, homemade bake sale items and a drawing for a 500.00 Visa Gift Card. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Owens Cross Roads School Gym 161 Wilson Mann Road Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2019 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This annual juried selection of approximately 50 photographs by the highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society will include both color and black and white photography in a range of styles. Each year, the exhibition is juried around a common theme. This year’s theme is Chiaroscuro. The word derives from the Italian chiaro, meaning clear or bright, and the Latin oscuro, meaning dark or obscure. In the visual arts, it defines a technique of exaggerating light and shadow as they define three-dimensional objects. The technique was most famously used by the 17th century painters Caravaggio and Rembrandt to increase the dramatic and psychological effects in their paintings. The Huntsville Photographic Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/huntsville-photographic-society-2019-members-showcase/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Food Truck All Stars 2019

Downtown Huntsville Food Truck Season in Downtown Huntsville starts back on May 4th!! The Food Truck All Stars 2019 presented by valleymls.com features two amazing food-centric events every month! The first Saturday of every month from 10 am to 2 pm the All Stars will be on Southside and Eastside Square serving Brunch. The 3rd Friday of each month from 5 to 9 pm they will be on Church Street for dinner. The All Stars are coming better than ever this year with top-notch ingredients, delicious and creative menus, and superb customer service! We will be announcing vendors on the event page so stay tuned for that! Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1013868732152966/. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Saved in the City Women's Expo 2019

Health & Wellness Women of North Alabama! Join us for the 2019 Saved in the City Women’s Expo taking place September 5-7 at the Von Braun Center – North Hall in Huntsville, Alabama. Come indulge in pampering, sample delicious treats, enjoy a variety of pop-up shops, talk to experts about beauty, wellness, finance and more. Attendance to the Expo is free and you can learn more at www.thewomensexpo.org! Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center North Hall. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

The Artists' Ways:Steps Along The Journey To Creative Arrival

Educational & Lecture Please note: this course is a 13-week progressive course that meets every Saturday starting on July 13th and ends on October 5th. Does your creative-self feel at odds with the need for a “safe and stable life”? Through this workshop we learn to allow our creative energies to flow more freely while not sacrificing our need for safety, comfort, health, love, and stability. PROVIDED MATERIALS In this workshop, you will be provided with: -The book “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron, -A Journal, -As well as materials for use during our in-class exercises. Click to read more. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Creatives. Cost: $180. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

WeatherReady Fest 2019

Educational & Lecture Come learn how to be better prepared for a disaster at home, school, or the office at WeatherReady Fest 2019. The FREE event will be on the campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville on Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm located in the Charger Union and the Shelby Center for Science and Technology. Special guests include: Nick Walker "The Weather Dude" (The Weather Channel) and James Spann (ABC 33/40 Birmingham). WeatherReadyFest.com. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Project Playground: A Family Festival

Downtown Huntsville A fun and creatively interactive event including vendors, games, performances and activities for children and adults. This festival hopes to bring our community together and raise funds to construct a play space like no other in Huntsville, AL that can be both accessible to the city and serve as a unique destination for visitors young and old who wish to challenge both body and mind and above all PLAY like no one’s watching! link: www.lowemill.net/event/project-playground-a-family-festival/?instance_id=160199. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $6/person, $25/family. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

TEDxVoyagerWay Presents: Radical Rethink

Educational & Lecture Our world is one in transit -- technology has changed our perception of the past, and continues to define our present. Human nature, the ability to simultaneously think, feel, and reason, prevents us from declaring a position of complacency as we stand in the shadow of challenges ahead. Groundbreaking research will enable us to find solutions for these pressing challenges, but only if action is swift, decisive, and oftentimes unconventional. Venue/ Attraction: Innovation to Invention Center (I2C). Cost: $20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Guided Tour of the Historic Park

Museums, Studios & Galleries Each Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 take a guided tour of the Historic Park. Learn about the structures, artifacts and families who lived in each of our historic homes. Meet your guide at the gate entering the Historic Park (in front of Eddins House). Tour included with admission. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Alabama Women in Jazz Festival

Outdoor Activities & Festivals The 6th Annual Alabama Women in Jazz Festival will present a high calibre group of female jazz musicians performing smooth jazz, latin music and straight ahead jazz and in celebration of the 200th Alabama birthday.. Bring your lawn chairs, come relax, enjoy music food and vendors. More information go to www.valleyartsandentertainment.org. Venue/ Attraction: UAH Conference Training Center - CTC. Cost: $15. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 7, 2019, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Scarecrow Trail

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden where we’ve got lots of great ways to celebrate the season. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autumn in the Garden and don’t forget to visit the pumpkin display for a family photo! Scarecrow Trail (September – October) 2019 is all about celebrating Alabama’s heritage and that includes a new theme for our annual Scarecrow Trail! Interested in showcasing your organization’s bicentennial pride? To participate in the 2019 Scarecrow Trail fill out this form. Pumpkin Display (October only) The horticulture staff and volunteers will be creating topiaries of insects and mushrooms using pumpkins and squash from Calvert Farms, including varieties such as “Kandy Korn plus,” “Blue Jarrahdale,” “Sunlight,” “Mellow Yellow,” and autumn blend Cushaws Gourds. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: With Garden Admission or Membership. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/scarecrow-trail. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 8, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 8, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 8, 2019.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2019 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This annual juried selection of approximately 50 photographs by the highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society will include both color and black and white photography in a range of styles. Each year, the exhibition is juried around a common theme. This year’s theme is Chiaroscuro. The word derives from the Italian chiaro, meaning clear or bright, and the Latin oscuro, meaning dark or obscure. In the visual arts, it defines a technique of exaggerating light and shadow as they define three-dimensional objects. The technique was most famously used by the 17th century painters Caravaggio and Rembrandt to increase the dramatic and psychological effects in their paintings. The Huntsville Photographic Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/huntsville-photographic-society-2019-members-showcase/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 8, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 8, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Guided Tour of the Historic Park

Museums, Studios & Galleries Each Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 take a guided tour of the Historic Park. Learn about the structures, artifacts and families who lived in each of our historic homes. Meet your guide at the gate entering the Historic Park (in front of Eddins House). Tour included with admission. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 8, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Books for Beer Nerds

Educational & Lecture Do you like to read? Do you like local beer? Do you like to do those two things simultaneously? Great! Join us at Rocket Republic for our coolest off-site book club, Books for Beer Nerds. Contact Anne with questions! awood@hmcpl.org. Venue/ Attraction: Rocket Republic Brew. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hmcpl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=62935&df=calendar/&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2018/03/01. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 8, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

RCE Hoops Sunday League (4th Annual)

Sports The Youth “Man to Man“ League was designed for players that want to learn how to play the right way.  Through our developmental clinics and practice review sessions.  Players will learn how to play “Man to Man“ Defense.  Players will learn Offensive Principles pass and cut, pass and pick and pick and roll. Game Dates: (Players will play 2 games each Sun. listed) 9/8, 9/15, 9/29, 10/6, 10/20 Man to Man Defensive Clinic  Man to Man Offensive Clinic TEAMS WELCOME info@rceskillsacademy.com. Venue/ Attraction: Columbia High School. Cost: $135 individual / $175 team. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 8, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

1818 Bloom Stroll and Bouquet Workshop

Social Events & More Spend a late afternoon touring the beautiful gardens at 1818 Farms. Natasha will identify her favorite varieties of heirloom flowers and herbs that are grown in her cutting gardens. Workshop participants will learn planting, growing and seed saving tips for creating their own beautiful garden. Natasha will also demonstrate the best methods for cutting flowers when gathering them for arrangements. Following the garden tour, participants will gather at the 1818 Farms pavilion where the hands on portion of the workshop will begin. Each participant will be provided with a gorgeous selection of fresh cut flowers and herbs gathered that morning at the farm. Natasha will discuss the basic steps to follow in order to create a stunning floral arrangement for any occasion. Each participant will receive the following items to create one “make and take” floral arrangement: • One glass container • Precut fresh flowers and herbs. Venue/ Attraction: 1818 Farms. Cost: $75. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 8, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Jazz in the Park- Huntsville featuring headliner Daniel D and opening act Nu Soul

Music Jazz in the Park- Huntsville (JITPH) has become one of the hottest summer concert series in Huntsville-Madison County. JITPH is a collaboration between the City of Huntsville Office of Multicultural Affairs and Magic City Smooth Jazz in collaboration with local partners including Lexus of Huntsville. Jazz in the Park- Huntsville is held every Sunday in September from 5-9 pm in Big Spring Park East, and the concerts are free to the public. The 2019 concert series will be held September 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, and we are in the initial phases of planning an awesome lineup of performances. We are happy to announce that once again we will partner with Huntsville City Schools to host post-event music education workshops. This opportunity to expose our local students to high caliber jazz recording artists adds tremendous value to our concert series. It is also possible that two additional performers will make themselves available to conduct workshops on the remaining weeks. Want to Be an Exhibitor? https://docs.… Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park East. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 8, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Scarecrow Trail

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden where we’ve got lots of great ways to celebrate the season. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autumn in the Garden and don’t forget to visit the pumpkin display for a family photo! Scarecrow Trail (September – October) 2019 is all about celebrating Alabama’s heritage and that includes a new theme for our annual Scarecrow Trail! Interested in showcasing your organization’s bicentennial pride? To participate in the 2019 Scarecrow Trail fill out this form. Pumpkin Display (October only) The horticulture staff and volunteers will be creating topiaries of insects and mushrooms using pumpkins and squash from Calvert Farms, including varieties such as “Kandy Korn plus,” “Blue Jarrahdale,” “Sunlight,” “Mellow Yellow,” and autumn blend Cushaws Gourds. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: With Garden Admission or Membership. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/scarecrow-trail. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 9, 2019.

Fidos After Five

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Bring your canine companions to enjoy the Garden AND enjoy a special admission rate of only $5! (Garden members are always free.) That’s a doggone good deal! $2 per pooch per visit $20 Paw Pass (good for all 34 nights) Garden admission or membership required for humans. ALSO be sure to stop by the Dogwood Café for Barks and Brews where $10 gets you a beer, hot dog, and paw-tato chips. Visit the photo booth for a picture with your favorite Fido! Call for Details 256.830.4447 ext. 224. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $5 per person, $2 per Fido (dog). Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/fidos-after-five/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 9, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Scarecrow Trail

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden where we’ve got lots of great ways to celebrate the season. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autumn in the Garden and don’t forget to visit the pumpkin display for a family photo! Scarecrow Trail (September – October) 2019 is all about celebrating Alabama’s heritage and that includes a new theme for our annual Scarecrow Trail! Interested in showcasing your organization’s bicentennial pride? To participate in the 2019 Scarecrow Trail fill out this form. Pumpkin Display (October only) The horticulture staff and volunteers will be creating topiaries of insects and mushrooms using pumpkins and squash from Calvert Farms, including varieties such as “Kandy Korn plus,” “Blue Jarrahdale,” “Sunlight,” “Mellow Yellow,” and autumn blend Cushaws Gourds. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: With Garden Admission or Membership. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/scarecrow-trail. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2019 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This annual juried selection of approximately 50 photographs by the highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society will include both color and black and white photography in a range of styles. Each year, the exhibition is juried around a common theme. This year’s theme is Chiaroscuro. The word derives from the Italian chiaro, meaning clear or bright, and the Latin oscuro, meaning dark or obscure. In the visual arts, it defines a technique of exaggerating light and shadow as they define three-dimensional objects. The technique was most famously used by the 17th century painters Caravaggio and Rembrandt to increase the dramatic and psychological effects in their paintings. The Huntsville Photographic Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/huntsville-photographic-society-2019-members-showcase/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Tuesdays at 2

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us in the Historic Park to learn about a historic craft or chore. You may be able to try your hand at it! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: included with admission. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Game Night

Social Events & More Bring your friends and your favorite game enjoy beer and board games at Straight to Ale. Board & Brew will be on site with great games for all ages available to rent (everything from classic family games to niche strategy games). Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Brands (Campus 805). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Fidos After Five

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Bring your canine companions to enjoy the Garden AND enjoy a special admission rate of only $5! (Garden members are always free.) That’s a doggone good deal! $2 per pooch per visit $20 Paw Pass (good for all 34 nights) Garden admission or membership required for humans. ALSO be sure to stop by the Dogwood Café for Barks and Brews where $10 gets you a beer, hot dog, and paw-tato chips. Visit the photo booth for a picture with your favorite Fido! Call for Details 256.830.4447 ext. 224. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $5 per person, $2 per Fido (dog). Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/fidos-after-five/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Canadian Brass Arts Gala

Music Randolph School is proud to celebrate National Arts in Education Week, September 8 - 14, with a special performance that is open to the community. The Arts Gala featuring the world-renown Canadian Brass will take place on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:00pm. The popular brass ensemble will perform in the Thurber Arts Center, located on the Randolph School Garth Campus. Your ticket covers the performance and reception and benefits arts in education. Venue/ Attraction: Randolph Thurber Arts Center. Cost: $40. Event Web Link: https://rshsv.booktix.com/index.php. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2348843815235252/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

BrainBlast Trivia at Keegan's Public House

Social Events & More Join BrainBlast downtown at Keegan's House for a fun night of trivia! Venue/ Attraction: Keegan's Public House. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Wish You Were Funny: Open Mic Comedy

Downtown Huntsville Wish You Were Funny: Open Mic Comedy will take place every Tuesday at Wish You Were Beer @ Campus 805. Sign up to tell some jokes at 7:30pm. The show will last from 8pm - 10pm and feature Huntsville comedians and maybe a few surprise guests. Each person who signs up gets 5 minutes to be funny on stage. Wish You Were Beer has over 40 great craft beers to choose from, as well as ciders, meads, and wines. So come out and have some fun with us! Venue/ Attraction: Wish You Were Beer - Campus 805. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM.

BrainBlast Trivia at Madison Station!

Social Events & More BrainBlast Trivia is back...at The Station! Join us every Tuesday for all the free, mind-challenging fun! Prizes for the top teams, along with great food, cold beer, and delicious drinks! We'll be spinning the hottest hits, too! Spread the word! Venue/ Attraction: Madison Station Bar & Grill. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

Scarecrow Trail

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden where we’ve got lots of great ways to celebrate the season. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autumn in the Garden and don’t forget to visit the pumpkin display for a family photo! Scarecrow Trail (September – October) 2019 is all about celebrating Alabama’s heritage and that includes a new theme for our annual Scarecrow Trail! Interested in showcasing your organization’s bicentennial pride? To participate in the 2019 Scarecrow Trail fill out this form. Pumpkin Display (October only) The horticulture staff and volunteers will be creating topiaries of insects and mushrooms using pumpkins and squash from Calvert Farms, including varieties such as “Kandy Korn plus,” “Blue Jarrahdale,” “Sunlight,” “Mellow Yellow,” and autumn blend Cushaws Gourds. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: With Garden Admission or Membership. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/scarecrow-trail. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2019 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This annual juried selection of approximately 50 photographs by the highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society will include both color and black and white photography in a range of styles. Each year, the exhibition is juried around a common theme. This year’s theme is Chiaroscuro. The word derives from the Italian chiaro, meaning clear or bright, and the Latin oscuro, meaning dark or obscure. In the visual arts, it defines a technique of exaggerating light and shadow as they define three-dimensional objects. The technique was most famously used by the 17th century painters Caravaggio and Rembrandt to increase the dramatic and psychological effects in their paintings. The Huntsville Photographic Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/huntsville-photographic-society-2019-members-showcase/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Fidos After Five

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Bring your canine companions to enjoy the Garden AND enjoy a special admission rate of only $5! (Garden members are always free.) That’s a doggone good deal! $2 per pooch per visit $20 Paw Pass (good for all 34 nights) Garden admission or membership required for humans. ALSO be sure to stop by the Dogwood Café for Barks and Brews where $10 gets you a beer, hot dog, and paw-tato chips. Visit the photo booth for a picture with your favorite Fido! Call for Details 256.830.4447 ext. 224. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $5 per person, $2 per Fido (dog). Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/fidos-after-five/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Dine & Dash - Homegrown Huntsville

Downtown Huntsville Dine on hors d’oeuvres, sip on cocktails & dash to the next location! Join us every 2nd Wednesday from April thru September as the trolley whisks you to 4 different downtown establishments. Each tasting will be unique so be sure to check back each month for details!  Reservations are typically released 6 weeks out.  Join our newsletter to be the first to know when they’re available!  We love our followers … they get all the perks! Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville. Cost: $40. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

BrainBlast Trivia at Moe's BBQ Downtown!

Social Events & More BrainBlast Trivia is super excited to be a part of the Southern Soul Food Revival, now in Downtown Huntsville! Join us at this beautiful new location for free, family-friendly trivia! Check out the beautiful two story location, featuring custom woodwork throughout, two rooftop terraces with roll up doors and full premium bars! Venue/ Attraction: Moe's Original BBQ Downtown. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Trivia at WYWB

Social Events & More Live Trivia with Trivia Masters! Every Wednesday at Wish You Were Beer @ Campus 805. General trivia weekly and themed trivia once a month. Wish You Were Beer has over 40 great craft beers to choose from, as well as ciders, meads, and wines. So come out and have some fun with us! Venue/ Attraction: Wish You Were Beer - Campus 805. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Native Plants Symposium

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Thanks to a generous grant provided by the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust, the first annual Native Plants Symposium will take place at Huntsville Botanical Garden September 12-14. This three-day event promises to have programs and activities for all horticultural interest levels, and professional development CEU’s for educators and green industry providers. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Is the event free? No. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/native-plants-symposium-2019/. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2273948162681121/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 12, 2019.

Redstone Arsenal Family and MWR Oktoberfest 2019

Outdoor Activities & Festivals The 24th Annual Oktoberfest will be held on September 12 - 15 at the Redstone Activity Field. Enjoy all the fun and excitement at this year’s fest: ·        Carnival Rides ·        Games ·        Authentic German Cuisine ·        German Beer ·        Live Music ·        AND MORE Also, the 7th Annual Craft Biergarten will return and will be BIGGER AND BETTER!!! Venue/ Attraction: Redstone Arsenal Activity Field. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 12, 2019.

Scarecrow Trail

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden where we’ve got lots of great ways to celebrate the season. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autumn in the Garden and don’t forget to visit the pumpkin display for a family photo! Scarecrow Trail (September – October) 2019 is all about celebrating Alabama’s heritage and that includes a new theme for our annual Scarecrow Trail! Interested in showcasing your organization’s bicentennial pride? To participate in the 2019 Scarecrow Trail fill out this form. Pumpkin Display (October only) The horticulture staff and volunteers will be creating topiaries of insects and mushrooms using pumpkins and squash from Calvert Farms, including varieties such as “Kandy Korn plus,” “Blue Jarrahdale,” “Sunlight,” “Mellow Yellow,” and autumn blend Cushaws Gourds. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: With Garden Admission or Membership. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/scarecrow-trail. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 12, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 12, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 12, 2019.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2019 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This annual juried selection of approximately 50 photographs by the highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society will include both color and black and white photography in a range of styles. Each year, the exhibition is juried around a common theme. This year’s theme is Chiaroscuro. The word derives from the Italian chiaro, meaning clear or bright, and the Latin oscuro, meaning dark or obscure. In the visual arts, it defines a technique of exaggerating light and shadow as they define three-dimensional objects. The technique was most famously used by the 17th century painters Caravaggio and Rembrandt to increase the dramatic and psychological effects in their paintings. The Huntsville Photographic Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/huntsville-photographic-society-2019-members-showcase/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 12, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

$5 After 5P at the Huntsville Museum of Art

Downtown Huntsville Enjoy art, wine, culture and cuisine, every Thursday night! Join us Thursday evenings from 5p-8p, when admission to the Huntsville Museum of Art is only $5! For your added enjoyment, a glass of wine will be available for $5! Live music will also be included, so be sure to check the Facebook event page to see who’s performing. After touring the galleries, stroll to Pane E Vino where Museum guests may enjoy a special menu item every Thursday from 5p – 9p. Make sure to show them your Museum admission sticker! Gather your friends, family or plan your next date night in #downtownhuntsville and enjoy artwork by regional and international artists! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: $5. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/321040655294650/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 12, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Fidos After Five

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Bring your canine companions to enjoy the Garden AND enjoy a special admission rate of only $5! (Garden members are always free.) That’s a doggone good deal! $2 per pooch per visit $20 Paw Pass (good for all 34 nights) Garden admission or membership required for humans. ALSO be sure to stop by the Dogwood Café for Barks and Brews where $10 gets you a beer, hot dog, and paw-tato chips. Visit the photo booth for a picture with your favorite Fido! Call for Details 256.830.4447 ext. 224. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $5 per person, $2 per Fido (dog). Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/fidos-after-five/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 12, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Native Plants Symposium

Educational & Lecture The Huntsville Botanical Garden will host its first annual Native Plants Symposium on September 12-14. The symposium will be a great place for researchers and native plant lovers to meet potential supporters and others interested in natives. Attendees will be able to spend time in the new Native Plants Teaching Garden and with speakers, exhibitors and native plant nursery vendors. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Various events Free to $100. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/native-plants-symposium-2019/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 12, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Harry Potter Trivia at Topgolf!

Social Events & More Calling all wizards, witches and muggles alike! This special presentation from BrainBlast will put true Harry Potter fans to the test. You may have read Quidditch Through the Ages, as well as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. But how will you fare against other Ultimate Potterheads?! Venue/ Attraction: Topgolf Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 12, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Thursday Night Swing

Social Events & More Come swing dance with us every Thursday night at Lowe Mill A&E in the Flying Monkey Theatre. Each week, we teach a variety of levels of classes in: Charleston, Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz, Balboa, and even Blues. It’s fun, relaxed, and you’re never required to have a partner! After lessons, we open up the floor for an hour and half of social dancing and practice time to the tunes of some of the best swing DJs in town. Our beginner and core classes start at 7:30 PM, then we open up the floor at 8:30 PM for social dancing. More info at: www.swinghuntsville.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10 general, $5 students & 1st time, $5 dance only. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 12, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Native Plants Symposium

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Thanks to a generous grant provided by the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust, the first annual Native Plants Symposium will take place at Huntsville Botanical Garden September 12-14. This three-day event promises to have programs and activities for all horticultural interest levels, and professional development CEU’s for educators and green industry providers. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Is the event free? No. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/native-plants-symposium-2019/. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2273948162681121/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 13, 2019.

Redstone Arsenal Family and MWR Oktoberfest 2019

Outdoor Activities & Festivals The 24th Annual Oktoberfest will be held on September 12 - 15 at the Redstone Activity Field. Enjoy all the fun and excitement at this year’s fest: ·        Carnival Rides ·        Games ·        Authentic German Cuisine ·        German Beer ·        Live Music ·        AND MORE Also, the 7th Annual Craft Biergarten will return and will be BIGGER AND BETTER!!! Venue/ Attraction: Redstone Arsenal Activity Field. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 13, 2019.

Scarecrow Trail

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden where we’ve got lots of great ways to celebrate the season. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autumn in the Garden and don’t forget to visit the pumpkin display for a family photo! Scarecrow Trail (September – October) 2019 is all about celebrating Alabama’s heritage and that includes a new theme for our annual Scarecrow Trail! Interested in showcasing your organization’s bicentennial pride? To participate in the 2019 Scarecrow Trail fill out this form. Pumpkin Display (October only) The horticulture staff and volunteers will be creating topiaries of insects and mushrooms using pumpkins and squash from Calvert Farms, including varieties such as “Kandy Korn plus,” “Blue Jarrahdale,” “Sunlight,” “Mellow Yellow,” and autumn blend Cushaws Gourds. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: With Garden Admission or Membership. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/scarecrow-trail. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 13, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 13, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 13, 2019.

Native Plants Symposium

Educational & Lecture The Huntsville Botanical Garden will host its first annual Native Plants Symposium on September 12-14. The symposium will be a great place for researchers and native plant lovers to meet potential supporters and others interested in natives. Attendees will be able to spend time in the new Native Plants Teaching Garden and with speakers, exhibitors and native plant nursery vendors. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Various events Free to $100. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/native-plants-symposium-2019/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 13, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2019 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries This annual juried selection of approximately 50 photographs by the highly talented members of the Huntsville Photographic Society will include both color and black and white photography in a range of styles. Each year, the exhibition is juried around a common theme. This year’s theme is Chiaroscuro. The word derives from the Italian chiaro, meaning clear or bright, and the Latin oscuro, meaning dark or obscure. In the visual arts, it defines a technique of exaggerating light and shadow as they define three-dimensional objects. The technique was most famously used by the 17th century painters Caravaggio and Rembrandt to increase the dramatic and psychological effects in their paintings. The Huntsville Photographic Society is an organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events. The HPS Members’ Showcase is an annual exhibition jointly organized by the Huntsville Photographic Society… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/huntsville-photographic-society-2019-members-showcase/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 13, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Computer Classes

Educational & Lecture Instructor Dawn helps you through computer basics with lots of one-on-one instruction. No registration is required, but seating is limited to 25 people. Venue/ Attraction: Athens-Limestone County Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 13, 2019, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Sit & Stitch with SPARKLE Studio

Social Events & More Every Friday is Sit & Stitch at SPARKLE Studio! (Studio 103, first floor, south building) Bring your current project or ideas you’re considering for a future project (spinning, weaving, crocheting, knitting, handsewing, needlework, etc.). Come on over and find some camaraderie among like minded folks. We are usually a small, intimate group. Even if you don’t know a soul when you arrive, you’ll leave with some new friends. We open at noon and will be open until 8 pm. Stay as short or as long a time as you wish. You’re welcome to bring a drink, snack, or meal with you. We even have extra Piper & Leaf tea jars if you forget yours at home! We also welcome “Show and Tell.” Please bring some of your finished projects to show off to the rest of the group. We want to celebrate your accomplishments. You may even inspire someone’s next project choice! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: FREE. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 13, 2019, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Friday Night Live 2019

Music Friday Night Live presented by Buffalo Rock Company will be every Friday night from 5 to 8 pm May - October on Northside Square! Come enjoy free music in #DowntownHSV and kick off your weekend right! We will announce performers each week on our Facebook Event page. Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/741535712908709/. Friday, September 13, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Concerts on the Dock: Luke & Jay

Music Luke & Jay are two musicians from Huntsville Alabama looking to make their mark on the music industry. After writing music together for over four years the duo has just recently started to release music this past year. With their first single “Runneth Over “ reaching over 150,000 streams on Spotify they have continued to grow and develop their sound. Combining Luke’s background of acoustic pop and Jay’s background of alternative rock they hope to bring a sound that’s new and exciting! This year marks our 12th annual Concerts on the Dock and it is sure to live up to it’s longevity! As per every proceeding year we will continue to strive to bring our music loving community the freshest sounds available without sacrificing quality for quantity. Our mission is to bring all who attend the best in local, regional, and national acts they simply would not see anywhere else in town and provide those acts with a gracious built in audience hungry for the next big thing. We can’t make this happen without you so bri… Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Free concert, $5 parking. Event Web Link: http://www.lowemill.net/event/concerts-on-the-dock-luke-jay/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 13, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

City Lights and Stars Concert Series: The Flashbacks

Downtown Huntsville Concerts will go on rain or shine and Food trucks may change at the last minute. No outside alcohol or dogs please. Advance tickets are $10 members, $15 non-members. Advanced and online ticket sales end at noon the day of the concert.  All tickets at the gate are $20. The City Lights and Stars Concert Series is sponsored by Redstone Federal Credit Union. May 10 – Eric Essix May 31  – KUSH June 21 – Huntsville’s In the Mood July 5 – Kaleidoscope July 26 – Henri’s Notions August 17 –Microwave Dave and the Nukes September 13 – The Flashbacks Show Band. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $10-20. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/city-lights-stars-concert-series/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 13, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Cocktails and Cosmos: The Great Voyage

Museums, Studios & Galleries More than 40 years ago, two intrepid spacecraft – Voyager 1 and 2 – launched to explore the planets of our outer solar system, taking advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime launch window. These voyagers provided humanity with the first comprehensive look at the gas giants, and now, more than 40 years later, both spacecraft are still functioning outside of our solar system. Join us as we discuss the highlights from their journey and the scientific discoveries they are still cultivating to this day. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: $15. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 13, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Peter and the Starcatcher

Performing Arts & Film If you glimpse into a time before pixie dust glimmered among the stars on the path to Neverland, you’ll find the dawn of a story; first star on the right and straight on ‘til morning! In this whimsical tale you’ll be taken back to a time before Wendy, Captain Hook, or Peter Pan. You’ll instead find a starcatcher apprentice, a pirate, and a nameless orphan boy weaving their fates together in a wild and hilarious voyage on the high seas of your imagination. This grownup prequel to Peter Pan tells the story of the Neverland you never knew. With pirates in hot pursuit, an apprentice starcatcher named Molly Aster and three orphan boys embark on a sea voyage with a trunk full of magical starstuff. Along the way, Molly learns the meaning of growing up while a nameless boy and his friends establish their home in a timeless place of childhood dreams. After its premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse, followed by a brief Off-Broadway run, Peter and the Starcatcher opened on Broadway in 2012 and earned five Tony Awards… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $22 ($20 Students/Seniors (65+)/Active Duty Military). Event Web Link: http://thtix.com. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/734476006990799/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 13, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.