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Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal With weekend hayrides, a picturesque Pumpkin Patch, and, of course, our ever-popular Scarecrow Trail, nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden! This year, in honor of our 30th birthday and to coincide with our Gardens of Myth exhibit (now – October 31), we’re asking 30 artists, families, and businesses to create our best trail ever with “Mythical & Magical Scarecrows of Legend.” We’ll display the 30 scarecrows along the Dogwood Trail and Mathews Nature Trail. The Children’s Garden will be decorated during October with its own display of mythical and magical scarecrows (created by schoolkids), pumpkins galore, and a fun exhibit in the BOO-terfly House the last weekend of the month! In September and October, we’ll offer Weekend Hayrides on Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. And to truly get into the spirit of the season, join us for Scarecrow Trail Night Hikes on October 9, 12, 25, and 30 at 6 p.m. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autu… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 24, 2018.

The Great American Read - Madison County Editon

Social Events & More We want to know, "Which book is the best book of all time, according to Madison County residents?" Below is the list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read, hosted by PBS. Vote for one book and we will announce on Monday, October 22 which book is favored by Madison County. Results from the national poll will air on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Be sure to vote here and in the national poll: https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/vote/. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hmcpl.org//gar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 24, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

Museums, Studios & Galleries Goblins, trolls and fairies! The Huntsville Botanical Garden welcomes the Gardens of Myth, which is sure to be amazing and send you on a mythological journey! The exhibition is a collection of incredibly realistic sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world. They range in size from tiny fairies to an incredible 25-foot dragon! Each sculpture is handmade and painted by artist Kendall R. Hart and his team. They bring a world of fantasy and wonder into the Garden. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/seasonal-festivals/#Myth. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 24, 2018.

Fidos After Five

Outdoor Activities & Festivals We’re going to the dogs! During August and September we invite you to bring your canine companions to enjoy the Garden, Monday – Thursday from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. They’ll have a tail-waggin’ good time! $1 per pooch per visit $10 Paw Pass for the season Garden admission or membership required for humans. Purchase Paw Passes Here! Questions? Contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. Fidos After Five is sponsored by Happy Tails Ranch. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $1 per pooch per visit, $10 Paw Pass for the season (with garden admission). Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 24, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Godsmack x Shinedown

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. Produced by FPC - LIVE / NS2. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Cost: $56.50, $46.50 & $36.50. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Huntsville Photographic Society Competition

Downtown Huntsville At this session of the Huntsville Photographic Society the competition subject is: “Technology" Visitors are welcome but only members may compete. There's no admission charge. Feel free to come and see how the members handled this challenge and hear the always informative judges’ comments about their entries. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvillephotographicsociety.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM.

GAD! Fest 3

Music Stick around after The Rocket City Punk Rock Flea Market for a PUNK ROCK HALLOWEEN PARTY presented by the GAD! Zine!! BANDS: Skeptic? Dirty Scavengers, The Devil's Got A Hold On Me, & Tiger Helicide!! + a raffle with cool prizes! + The Miss Rocket City Vampire Pageant!! + FREE copies of GAD! Issue 19 (with Limited Edition Cover)!!! Only $5 Ages 19+ *All profits support the GAD! Zine*. Venue/ Attraction: SideTracks Music Hall. Cost: $5. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, September 24, 2018, 9:00 PM – Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 2:00 AM.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal With weekend hayrides, a picturesque Pumpkin Patch, and, of course, our ever-popular Scarecrow Trail, nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden! This year, in honor of our 30th birthday and to coincide with our Gardens of Myth exhibit (now – October 31), we’re asking 30 artists, families, and businesses to create our best trail ever with “Mythical & Magical Scarecrows of Legend.” We’ll display the 30 scarecrows along the Dogwood Trail and Mathews Nature Trail. The Children’s Garden will be decorated during October with its own display of mythical and magical scarecrows (created by schoolkids), pumpkins galore, and a fun exhibit in the BOO-terfly House the last weekend of the month! In September and October, we’ll offer Weekend Hayrides on Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. And to truly get into the spirit of the season, join us for Scarecrow Trail Night Hikes on October 9, 12, 25, and 30 at 6 p.m. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autu… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

The Great American Read - Madison County Editon

Social Events & More We want to know, "Which book is the best book of all time, according to Madison County residents?" Below is the list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read, hosted by PBS. Vote for one book and we will announce on Monday, October 22 which book is favored by Madison County. Results from the national poll will air on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Be sure to vote here and in the national poll: https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/vote/. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hmcpl.org//gar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

Museums, Studios & Galleries Goblins, trolls and fairies! The Huntsville Botanical Garden welcomes the Gardens of Myth, which is sure to be amazing and send you on a mythological journey! The exhibition is a collection of incredibly realistic sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world. They range in size from tiny fairies to an incredible 25-foot dragon! Each sculpture is handmade and painted by artist Kendall R. Hart and his team. They bring a world of fantasy and wonder into the Garden. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/seasonal-festivals/#Myth. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

Looking at the Collection: Nature’s Realm

Museums, Studios & Galleries The Huntsville Museum of Art is pleased to showcase a selection of artworks from its own permanent collection that explores aspects of the natural world we all inhabit. Some works are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through purchase. The Museum’s collection currently totals over 3,200 works of art, providing a rich resource for its curators to develop exhibitions such as these. Nature’s Realm focuses on contemporary works of art from the collection whose subjects reference the landscape and its flora and fauna. The exhibition highlights a range of artistic “takes” on the theme, offering the viewer the opportunity to compare and contrast differing approaches to composition, subject matter and storytelling. On view are paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and three-dimensional works in glass, metal, wood and ceramic. Works range stylistically from the hard-edged realism of Nall Hollis’ deconstructed flowers; to the softly color-drenched landscapes of George Cress; to the sheer abstra… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

Tuesdays at 2

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us in the Historic Park to learn about a historic craft or chore. You may be able to try your hand at it! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: included with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Jams on Jefferson Street

Downtown Huntsville Meet us under the Light Tree for food truck fare, the melodies of local musicians, and specialty shopping! Treat yourself to some Tuesday evening fun with friends now through September 25. Venue/ Attraction: The Avenue. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Game Night

Social Events & More Bring your friends and your favorite game enjoy beer and board games at Straight to Ale. Food Truck: Chupper Time Catering. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Brands (Campus 805). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Wine Tasting for Stephanie Hendon & Stars Dancing for HEALS

Fundraisers Enjoy a wine tasting and silent auction at The Wine Cellar in support of 2018 Star, Stephanie Hendon! All ticket purchases and funds received directly support Stephanie's fundraising goal for Stars Dancing for HEALS, Stars Dancing for HEALS is an annual fundraiser for HEALS, Inc. a local 501(c)3 that provides medical, dental, and optometry care to Huntsville & Madison County's most underprivileged children. Learn more about HEALS at www.healsing.org! Cost: $50.00. Event Web Link: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/HEALS-HealthEstablishments/WineTasting2018SDFH.html. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Wine Cellar 2304 Whitesburg Drive Huntsville, AL 35801.

Fidos After Five

Outdoor Activities & Festivals We’re going to the dogs! During August and September we invite you to bring your canine companions to enjoy the Garden, Monday – Thursday from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. They’ll have a tail-waggin’ good time! $1 per pooch per visit $10 Paw Pass for the season Garden admission or membership required for humans. Purchase Paw Passes Here! Questions? Contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. Fidos After Five is sponsored by Happy Tails Ranch. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $1 per pooch per visit, $10 Paw Pass for the season (with garden admission). Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Summer Concert Series - Sentimental Journey

Downtown Huntsville Come listen to a concert welcoming fall with classic big band numbers with Sentimental Journey and the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Composting Workshop

Educational & Lecture Learn how to turn your yard waste into “gardener’s gold”! Master Gardeners Bill Fuller and Kathy Gardner will share information about sustainable gardening practices, getting started with composting, improving your existing composting practices, compost maintenance, and conduct a demonstration of how to build your own composting bin. There will also be a drawing to take home a free composting bin! This workshop is FREE for Huntsville STEAM Works members - just drop in! Registration is required for non-members. Come thirty minutes early, or stay after class, for a tour of the Huntsville STEAM Works makerspace! Your class fee can be applied towards purchase of a membership. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville STEAM Works. Cost: Free for Members, $10 for Non-Members. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Netflix Original TV Trivia at Terry's Pizza!

Social Events & More Is Netflix your one true love? Are you a binge watcher? Join BrainBlast for all the fun and find out how much you really know about your favorite shows! Enjoy the all-new dinner buffet featuring your favorite pizzas, pasta, salad and more! Venue/ Attraction: Terry's Pizza. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Retro Video Game Night

Downtown Huntsville Atrai, NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and Dreamcast all free to play! Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Speakeasy. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Trivia Tuesday at Moe's BBQ in Providence!

Social Events & More Family-friendly, high energy, fun and easy to play! Spend time with your family and friends, while enjoying your favorite food and drinks! Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: www.brainblastentertainment.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Moe's Original Bar-B-Que 445 Providence Main St NW Huntsville, AL 35806.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal With weekend hayrides, a picturesque Pumpkin Patch, and, of course, our ever-popular Scarecrow Trail, nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden! This year, in honor of our 30th birthday and to coincide with our Gardens of Myth exhibit (now – October 31), we’re asking 30 artists, families, and businesses to create our best trail ever with “Mythical & Magical Scarecrows of Legend.” We’ll display the 30 scarecrows along the Dogwood Trail and Mathews Nature Trail. The Children’s Garden will be decorated during October with its own display of mythical and magical scarecrows (created by schoolkids), pumpkins galore, and a fun exhibit in the BOO-terfly House the last weekend of the month! In September and October, we’ll offer Weekend Hayrides on Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. And to truly get into the spirit of the season, join us for Scarecrow Trail Night Hikes on October 9, 12, 25, and 30 at 6 p.m. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autu… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

The Great American Read - Madison County Editon

Social Events & More We want to know, "Which book is the best book of all time, according to Madison County residents?" Below is the list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read, hosted by PBS. Vote for one book and we will announce on Monday, October 22 which book is favored by Madison County. Results from the national poll will air on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Be sure to vote here and in the national poll: https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/vote/. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hmcpl.org//gar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

Museums, Studios & Galleries Goblins, trolls and fairies! The Huntsville Botanical Garden welcomes the Gardens of Myth, which is sure to be amazing and send you on a mythological journey! The exhibition is a collection of incredibly realistic sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world. They range in size from tiny fairies to an incredible 25-foot dragon! Each sculpture is handmade and painted by artist Kendall R. Hart and his team. They bring a world of fantasy and wonder into the Garden. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/seasonal-festivals/#Myth. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

Looking at the Collection: Nature’s Realm

Museums, Studios & Galleries The Huntsville Museum of Art is pleased to showcase a selection of artworks from its own permanent collection that explores aspects of the natural world we all inhabit. Some works are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through purchase. The Museum’s collection currently totals over 3,200 works of art, providing a rich resource for its curators to develop exhibitions such as these. Nature’s Realm focuses on contemporary works of art from the collection whose subjects reference the landscape and its flora and fauna. The exhibition highlights a range of artistic “takes” on the theme, offering the viewer the opportunity to compare and contrast differing approaches to composition, subject matter and storytelling. On view are paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and three-dimensional works in glass, metal, wood and ceramic. Works range stylistically from the hard-edged realism of Nall Hollis’ deconstructed flowers; to the softly color-drenched landscapes of George Cress; to the sheer abstra… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

Walk with the Mayor

Health & Wellness Join Mayor Tommy Battle for a walk around the Huntsville Botanical Garden as part of his Healthy Huntsville Initiative! This walk is open to the public and in conjunction with HBG's Fidos After Five---so bring your pup on a leash and let them enjoy the fresh air and beautiful backdrop for a walk! Huntsville Animal Services will also be there with adoptable dogs that you can walk with! Free entry when you let them know you are there for the Healthy Huntsville walk! Picture by We Walk Huntsville, Gregg Gelmis. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:00 AM – 7:30 AM.

Caring Talks

Health & Wellness Feb: Heart Health, Stroke Awareness: Signs, Symptoms, and Physical and Mental Effects Mar:Dementia: Identifying the Disease and Removing Fear of Living with the Disease Apr:Legal Documents for Successful Aging: HealthCare POA, Financial POA, Living Will May:Fall Prevention and Awareness, Strength Building, Balance Awareness Jun:Veteran’s Benefits. Venue/ Attraction: First Baptist Church Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Fidos After Five

Outdoor Activities & Festivals We’re going to the dogs! During August and September we invite you to bring your canine companions to enjoy the Garden, Monday – Thursday from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. They’ll have a tail-waggin’ good time! $1 per pooch per visit $10 Paw Pass for the season Garden admission or membership required for humans. Purchase Paw Passes Here! Questions? Contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. Fidos After Five is sponsored by Happy Tails Ranch. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $1 per pooch per visit, $10 Paw Pass for the season (with garden admission). Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Retro Video Game Night

Downtown Huntsville Atari, NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and Playstation all free to play! Venue/ Attraction: SideTracks Music Hall. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – Thursday, September 27, 2018, 1:30 AM.

BrainBlast Trivia at Mellow Mushroom!

Social Events & More Spread the word! BrainBlast is making HumpDays event better in Providence with Mellow Mushroom! Safe for all ages, we bring the fun with a challenge for your brain, lots of laughs, and great music! Venue/ Attraction: Mellow Mushroom. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

CoWorking Night

Educational & Lecture CoWorking Night is a free weekly conference where professionals come to learn, connect, and collaborate. Anyone of any age or background is welcome to attend. No RSVP is required; just show up! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville West. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

65 South Writer's Round

Downtown Huntsville Music at Stand Up Live. Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $10+. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:55 PM.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal With weekend hayrides, a picturesque Pumpkin Patch, and, of course, our ever-popular Scarecrow Trail, nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden! This year, in honor of our 30th birthday and to coincide with our Gardens of Myth exhibit (now – October 31), we’re asking 30 artists, families, and businesses to create our best trail ever with “Mythical & Magical Scarecrows of Legend.” We’ll display the 30 scarecrows along the Dogwood Trail and Mathews Nature Trail. The Children’s Garden will be decorated during October with its own display of mythical and magical scarecrows (created by schoolkids), pumpkins galore, and a fun exhibit in the BOO-terfly House the last weekend of the month! In September and October, we’ll offer Weekend Hayrides on Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. And to truly get into the spirit of the season, join us for Scarecrow Trail Night Hikes on October 9, 12, 25, and 30 at 6 p.m. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autu… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 27, 2018.

The Great American Read - Madison County Editon

Social Events & More We want to know, "Which book is the best book of all time, according to Madison County residents?" Below is the list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read, hosted by PBS. Vote for one book and we will announce on Monday, October 22 which book is favored by Madison County. Results from the national poll will air on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Be sure to vote here and in the national poll: https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/vote/. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hmcpl.org//gar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 27, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

Museums, Studios & Galleries Goblins, trolls and fairies! The Huntsville Botanical Garden welcomes the Gardens of Myth, which is sure to be amazing and send you on a mythological journey! The exhibition is a collection of incredibly realistic sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world. They range in size from tiny fairies to an incredible 25-foot dragon! Each sculpture is handmade and painted by artist Kendall R. Hart and his team. They bring a world of fantasy and wonder into the Garden. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/seasonal-festivals/#Myth. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 27, 2018.

Looking at the Collection: Nature’s Realm

Museums, Studios & Galleries The Huntsville Museum of Art is pleased to showcase a selection of artworks from its own permanent collection that explores aspects of the natural world we all inhabit. Some works are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through purchase. The Museum’s collection currently totals over 3,200 works of art, providing a rich resource for its curators to develop exhibitions such as these. Nature’s Realm focuses on contemporary works of art from the collection whose subjects reference the landscape and its flora and fauna. The exhibition highlights a range of artistic “takes” on the theme, offering the viewer the opportunity to compare and contrast differing approaches to composition, subject matter and storytelling. On view are paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and three-dimensional works in glass, metal, wood and ceramic. Works range stylistically from the hard-edged realism of Nall Hollis’ deconstructed flowers; to the softly color-drenched landscapes of George Cress; to the sheer abstra… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 27, 2018.

Meade's Reads

Educational & Lecture Come meet new moms and hear from Meade Davis, who will share her favorite toddler read-alouds and provide quick and easy lessons that parents can implement during the bedtime routine. Venue/ Attraction: Randolph School Drake Campus. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Biergarten

Museums, Studios & Galleries Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Saturn V Hall in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. beginning March 15, 2018, and each Thursday night thereafter through October, 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. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2018-03-15/biergarten. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Under the Lights

Downtown Huntsville Music will be playing through the streets in #DowntownHSV! Local artists will join the downtown area on Clinton Avenue (Sam & Greg's Pizzeria/Gelateria - Huntsville) and Northside Square (UG White) every Thursday evening 5pm-8pm July - September. We are proud to have Huntsville Alive sponsoring this awesome weekday entertainment! Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Fidos After Five

Outdoor Activities & Festivals We’re going to the dogs! During August and September we invite you to bring your canine companions to enjoy the Garden, Monday – Thursday from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. They’ll have a tail-waggin’ good time! $1 per pooch per visit $10 Paw Pass for the season Garden admission or membership required for humans. Purchase Paw Passes Here! Questions? Contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. Fidos After Five is sponsored by Happy Tails Ranch. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $1 per pooch per visit, $10 Paw Pass for the season (with garden admission). Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

2018 Blues with a View

Downtown Huntsville Join us for the 4th Annual Blues with a View Fundraiser at Burritt on the Mountain on September 27th at 6pm, a concert experience unlike any other! We’re bringing back Huntsville’s own Microwave Dave and the Nukes with special guest Darrell Tibbs, and opening for them this year are The Woodpickers Association. Toast marshmallows over the bluff side fires and make your own s’mores as the sun sets. We are very excited to feature Shelta Cavern Spirits, a division of Straight To Ale Brewing, this year. A full cash bar with select local Craft Beers, Wine & Spirits, as well as Food Trucks will be onsite. Many thanks to our event sponsor, FirstBank, for making this incredible event possible. This concert aims to raise funds for Burritt’s education department. Admission is $30 in advance, $40 the day of. If you are interested in reserving a private VIP table with extra amenities, please contact Caroline Buncick at 256-512-5570. Advanced tickets sales end Wednesday, Sept. 26th at midnight. All day of sales ti… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $30. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Retro Video Game Night

Downtown Huntsville NES, SNES, Genesis, and N64 all free to play! Bring your Tetris A-game. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – Friday, September 28, 2018, 12:00 AM.

Tabletop Game Night

Downtown Huntsville Tabletop Thursdays at InnerSpace Brewing Company. We will have some tables set aside just for game play. Come play from our collection or bring your favorite! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. InnerSpace Brewing Co 2414 Clinton Ave W Huntsville, AL 35805.

Fight Night

Social Events & More Its fight night! Every Thursday from 6:00 PM till 11:00 PM At Lucky Dice Cafe, We host a broad variety of fighting games like Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter V, Tekken and many more. Bring your PS4 or other consoles or JUST your controllers. It's Free to play We eat, play, and kick butt all at the café! We also have weekly and monthly tournaments with prizes. Venue/ Attraction: Lucky Dice Cafe. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://luckydicecafe.ionsuite.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Rockin for Rett

Fundraisers Rett Syndrome takes away a girl’s ability to speak, walk, crawl, or use her hands, but it doesn’t take her spirit. Rett Girls are strong, bright, beautiful, and the ones who inspire us to fight with every drop of energy we have. We welcome you to join us for the 1st Annual Rockin' for Rett Huntsville Dinner on September 27th at Huntsville Botanical Gardens. This dinner is being held in honor of 6 local girls battling Rett Syndrome. We will be hosting a buffet dinner, silent and live auction, and an amazing guest speaker: International Rett Syndrome Specialist and Rett University Coach, Susan Norwell. Proceeds will benefit Girl Power 2 Cure in their mission to cure Rett Syndrome. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $75.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Drew Lynch

Downtown Huntsville Drew Lynch moved to Los Angeles with aspirations of becoming a fully articulate film actor. Then something completely unpredictable happened; during a softball game, Drew got hit with the ball causing damage to his vocal cords which left him with a stutter. The timing of his injury couldn’t have sparked a more positive change in who he has become and shaped what he stands for today: Embrace life even when it throws you a curveball. Inspired by comedians Bo Burnham, Louis C.K. and his friend Samuel J. Comroe, Drew brings to life the social hardships of dealing with a newly-found speech impediment. Making his television debut on America’s Got Talent in 2015. Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $20+. Event Web Link: http://standuplivehuntsville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=510271. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

BrainBlast Presents The Hobbit Trivia!

Social Events & More Calling all superfans! Join us for a special night of themed BrainBlast Trivia celebrating all things The Hobbit! Free to Play, with Awesome Prizes for the Top Teams! Venue/ Attraction: The Boot Pizzeria. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

32nd Annual Vive le Livre

Fundraisers Join us at our yearly fundraising gala for Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, Vive le Livre! This year's special guest is author David Grann. He will be discussing his best selling book "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI". Venue/ Attraction: Jackson Center. Cost: $125. Event Web Link: https://huntsvillelibraryfoundation.org/event/vive2018. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 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, September 27, 2018, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal With weekend hayrides, a picturesque Pumpkin Patch, and, of course, our ever-popular Scarecrow Trail, nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden! This year, in honor of our 30th birthday and to coincide with our Gardens of Myth exhibit (now – October 31), we’re asking 30 artists, families, and businesses to create our best trail ever with “Mythical & Magical Scarecrows of Legend.” We’ll display the 30 scarecrows along the Dogwood Trail and Mathews Nature Trail. The Children’s Garden will be decorated during October with its own display of mythical and magical scarecrows (created by schoolkids), pumpkins galore, and a fun exhibit in the BOO-terfly House the last weekend of the month! In September and October, we’ll offer Weekend Hayrides on Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. And to truly get into the spirit of the season, join us for Scarecrow Trail Night Hikes on October 9, 12, 25, and 30 at 6 p.m. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autu… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 28, 2018.

The Great American Read - Madison County Editon

Social Events & More We want to know, "Which book is the best book of all time, according to Madison County residents?" Below is the list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read, hosted by PBS. Vote for one book and we will announce on Monday, October 22 which book is favored by Madison County. Results from the national poll will air on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Be sure to vote here and in the national poll: https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/vote/. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hmcpl.org//gar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 28, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

Museums, Studios & Galleries Goblins, trolls and fairies! The Huntsville Botanical Garden welcomes the Gardens of Myth, which is sure to be amazing and send you on a mythological journey! The exhibition is a collection of incredibly realistic sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world. They range in size from tiny fairies to an incredible 25-foot dragon! Each sculpture is handmade and painted by artist Kendall R. Hart and his team. They bring a world of fantasy and wonder into the Garden. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/seasonal-festivals/#Myth. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 28, 2018.

Looking at the Collection: Nature’s Realm

Museums, Studios & Galleries The Huntsville Museum of Art is pleased to showcase a selection of artworks from its own permanent collection that explores aspects of the natural world we all inhabit. Some works are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through purchase. The Museum’s collection currently totals over 3,200 works of art, providing a rich resource for its curators to develop exhibitions such as these. Nature’s Realm focuses on contemporary works of art from the collection whose subjects reference the landscape and its flora and fauna. The exhibition highlights a range of artistic “takes” on the theme, offering the viewer the opportunity to compare and contrast differing approaches to composition, subject matter and storytelling. On view are paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and three-dimensional works in glass, metal, wood and ceramic. Works range stylistically from the hard-edged realism of Nall Hollis’ deconstructed flowers; to the softly color-drenched landscapes of George Cress; to the sheer abstra… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 28, 2018.

Tee Up for Business Golf Tournament

Fundraisers New for 2018, this exciting Chamber event provides an excellent opportunity for participants to network in an open, entertaining setting. Teams will play 18-holes in a four person scramble with a Shotgun start. Enjoy breakfast before you begin, then relax over lunch as we award tournament winners. There will be Hole-in-One prizes as well as all your favorite contests. Cash prizes for first and second place teams. Door prizes and Grand Prize raffle round out the fun. Sponsorships are available in a vareity of price ranges, enabling any sized company to promote their business and gain valuable exposure to local business professionals. Venue/ Attraction: Sunset Landing Golf Course. Cost: Teams of Four $300; Sponsorships available. Event Web Link: http://www.madisonalchamber.com/tee-up-fore-business/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 28, 2018, 8:00 AM – 9:00 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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 28, 2018, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

The CARE Center Golf Tournament in Memory of Jay Barten

Fundraisers The 16th Annual Golf Tournament in memory of Jay Barten at Robert Trent Jones at Hampton Cove on Friday, September 28! For sponsorship opportunities or player information please call The CARE Center 256-723-2273 or go online thecare-center.org. The CARE Center seeks to empower our neighbors through education, employment, crisis  & recovery support in southeastern Madison County. Cost: $135 Individual $500 Team of 4 Golfers. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 28, 2018, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Robert Trent Jones Golf Course Hampton Cove, AL.

Big Spring Crush Wine & Food Festival

Downtown Huntsville Wine all weekend! We've expanded to a weekend full of exclusive tastings, winemaker dinners, Sunday brunch and more! Saturday is still our staple event where you can enjoy over 150 wines from all over the world, live music, grape stomping, food trucks with wine inspired menu items and more! Check out our weekend packages, Saturday passes and food experiences! Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park East. Cost: $40+. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 28, 2018, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Fresh from the Garden

Downtown Huntsville Enjoy live music, cocktails, a garden stroll, and a family-style meal prepared by Grille 29 with the freshest seasonal finds. Raise a glass to the Garden and dine under the stars with music, wine, and a mouthwatering menu. Don your best “garden casual” attire and leave the heels at home for this relaxed, yet refined, evening in the our Four Seasons Garden. We will have a select silent auction during the event and welcome your donation. Not only will your business be mentioned next to the auction item but also on signage the evening of the event.Tickets for this experience are limited. Questions? Contact Tamara Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $160. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://15236.blackbaudhosting.com/15236/Fresh-from-the-Garden-2018. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 28, 2018, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Fabulous Fall Family Fun Night

Kids Join us for fun and games. Meet our special owl friends and their handlers from Alabama Wildlife Center! Venue/ Attraction: Bailey Cove Branch Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 28, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Concerts on the Dock Fall 2018: Chris Garrison and The Black Birds

Downtown Huntsville Concerts on the Dock is back for the fall season, just in time to catch the last of the warm weather! Come out with friends and family and enjoy a selection of artists across all genres sure to entertain you with a variety of originals. Follow us online, Facebook, Twitter, and sign up for our newsletter to get the first word on lineup announcements. Concerts on the Dock has grown from a small gathering of music lovers to an institution in the Huntsville music scene since the first note was struck in 2008. This free, family friendly series is all about creating a laid back atmosphere where friends of Lowe Mill A&E can enjoy original content and interesting new acts, Friday nights during the Spring and Fall. Bring chairs, picnics, friends, and pets on a leash and join us under the water tower! Concerts on the Dock are always free but we ask a $5 suggested parking donation. Children play at own risk. Please Carpool! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 28, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Huntsville Ghost Walk

Downtown Huntsville The Huntsville Ghost Walk will begin another chilling season on Saturday, September 1, 2018. All tours begin at Harrison Brothers Hardware Store, located at 124 South Side Square, promptly at 6 p.m. In October, we also have walking tours on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. You choose one of three guided tours through the Twickenham District, the Old Town District, or the Downtown District. Hear stories from Huntsville’s haunted past and learn why the spirits remain. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. The 90-minute trolley runs every Friday and Saturday in October at 6pm . Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for kids twelve and under. Walking tours are every Friday and Saturday in September and October. See www.huntsvilleghostwalk.com or call (256) 509-3940 for more information. Venue/ Attraction: Harrison Brothers Hardware. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 28, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Parent's Night Out!

Kids YOU Deserve A Break! Drop the kiddos off with us! We jump and play in the arena on our various inflatables. We eat pizza dinner and have a special dessert. We color, create and play games while our food is settling. THEN we will end the evening with a GLOW party with music and dancing. If the kiddos are tired, they are welcome to watch a movie to settle down. When you pick them up they will be tired, fed and ready for bed! Friday, September 28th 6-10pm Ages potty-trained and up. (Strictly enforced). Admission is $25.00+tax per child/ $20.00+tax per sibling Reservations are required by noon that day. Socks and a signed waiver are required for this event. •Friday, September 28th •6-10pm •$25/child and $20/sibling. Venue/ Attraction: Pump It Up. Cost: $25+tax. Event Web Link: https://www.pumpitupparty.com/huntsville-al/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 28, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Concerts for a Cause Series at Blue Pants

Fundraisers We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a series of four concerts this summer in order to support four local charitable organizations. We won't have any formal ticket charges for these events, but we'll ask for a $5 donation at the gate. Proceeds from beer sales will go to the night's featured charity, and additional donations will be welcomed throughout the night. Two bands will perform each night, and we'll have a local food truck on site! We look forward to giving back to these organizations and spotlighting all the hard work they do for our community. Here are the featured charities of each concert, as well as performers and food trucks: Friday, June 29: Tennessee Riverkeeper, with performances by the Ben Luthy Acoustic Show and The Beasley Brothers, and food from Stray Horn Barbecue Co. Friday, July 27: Felines & Canines Rescue Center, with musicians Ally Free and Jubal, and food from In The Bun Friday, August 31: The Enrichment Center, with music from Kyle Nachtigal and Falcon Pu… Venue/ Attraction: Blue Pants Brewery. Cost: $5 donation. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 28, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Art After Hours

Museums, Studios & Galleries Lowe Mill A&E invites patrons and art lovers to join us for Art After Hours. This series gives the public a chance to meet and interact with visiting artists. We're opening new shows in all six of our public art galleries on September 28 from 6-8 PM. View and shop the exhibiting works all while touring our expansive facility, home to more than 150 working artists and makers.  Each cycle brings in an array of regional artists, showcasing various mediums and techniques. Featuring work by: +Kimberley Brown +Amelia Key +Kunkle +Andrea Really +Michael Swann +Mary Grace Tracy. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.lowemill.net/exhibitions. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 28, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Drew Lynch

Downtown Huntsville Drew Lynch moved to Los Angeles with aspirations of becoming a fully articulate film actor. Then something completely unpredictable happened; during a softball game, Drew got hit with the ball causing damage to his vocal cords which left him with a stutter. The timing of his injury couldn’t have sparked a more positive change in who he has become and shaped what he stands for today: Embrace life even when it throws you a curveball. Inspired by comedians Bo Burnham, Louis C.K. and his friend Samuel J. Comroe, Drew brings to life the social hardships of dealing with a newly-found speech impediment. Making his television debut on America’s Got Talent in 2015. Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $20+. Event Web Link: http://standuplivehuntsville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=510271. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 28, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Apollo Amber Can Release Party benefitting GHHS

Fundraisers Join GHHS at Rocket Republic Brewing Company for the release of the Apollo Amber Ale.  This ale is being canned specifically for GHHS and will feature Angus, the winner of our annual Hot Dogs & Cool Cats Pet Photo Contest on the label.  Come out from 7pm to 10pm, enjoy live music by the Zooks, pizza from Joe’s World Famous Wood Fired Pizza truck, ping pong, corn holes, and more. Venue/ Attraction: Rocket Republic Brew. Event Web Link: https://ghhs.org/events/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 28, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Epic Comedy Hour

Downtown Huntsville Located in the Flying Monkey Theatre in Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Join us every fourth Friday for Epic Comedy Hour! Every month we bring an unbelievable lineup of comedians from all over the country! Located in the Flying Monkey Arts theatre, located on the second floor south building. More info at www.lowemill.net. Venue/ Attraction: Flying Monkey Arts. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 28, 2018, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Robert Dubac’s ‘Book of Moron’

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. www.robertdubac.com Presented by Emery Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $52. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 28, 2018, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

80's Party & Stout at the Devil Release

Social Events & More We’re, like, totally ready for the return of Stout at the Devil, so we’re celebrating with an 80’s Party! Dress up in your best 80’s attire and enter our costume contest, enjoy live music, vintage video games, and more! Free admission, 8-10pm. This event is located in the Speakeasy and is 21+. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Brands (Campus 805). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, September 28, 2018, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Alabama Football vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

Sports University of Alabama Football. Venue/ Attraction: Tuscaloosa, AL. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Auburn Football vs. Southern Mississippi

Sports Auburn University Football. Venue/ Attraction: Auburn, AL. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal With weekend hayrides, a picturesque Pumpkin Patch, and, of course, our ever-popular Scarecrow Trail, nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden! This year, in honor of our 30th birthday and to coincide with our Gardens of Myth exhibit (now – October 31), we’re asking 30 artists, families, and businesses to create our best trail ever with “Mythical & Magical Scarecrows of Legend.” We’ll display the 30 scarecrows along the Dogwood Trail and Mathews Nature Trail. The Children’s Garden will be decorated during October with its own display of mythical and magical scarecrows (created by schoolkids), pumpkins galore, and a fun exhibit in the BOO-terfly House the last weekend of the month! In September and October, we’ll offer Weekend Hayrides on Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. And to truly get into the spirit of the season, join us for Scarecrow Trail Night Hikes on October 9, 12, 25, and 30 at 6 p.m. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autu… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Tennessee vs. Georgia Watch Party

Social Events & More Come can enjoy the company of others clad in Big Orange to cheer on the Vols against Georgia! The game will be shown on a massive 18ft inflatable screen and 6,000 lumen projector. Prior to kickoff, enjoy darts, ping pong, foosball, cornhole, and classic arcade games, as well as 15 Rocket Republic Brewery taps of awesome beer and 3 varieties of wine! Venue/ Attraction: Rocket Republic Brew. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1902223600071055/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018.

The Great American Read - Madison County Editon

Social Events & More We want to know, "Which book is the best book of all time, according to Madison County residents?" Below is the list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read, hosted by PBS. Vote for one book and we will announce on Monday, October 22 which book is favored by Madison County. Results from the national poll will air on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Be sure to vote here and in the national poll: https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/vote/. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hmcpl.org//gar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

Museums, Studios & Galleries Goblins, trolls and fairies! The Huntsville Botanical Garden welcomes the Gardens of Myth, which is sure to be amazing and send you on a mythological journey! The exhibition is a collection of incredibly realistic sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world. They range in size from tiny fairies to an incredible 25-foot dragon! Each sculpture is handmade and painted by artist Kendall R. Hart and his team. They bring a world of fantasy and wonder into the Garden. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/seasonal-festivals/#Myth. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Looking at the Collection: Nature’s Realm

Museums, Studios & Galleries The Huntsville Museum of Art is pleased to showcase a selection of artworks from its own permanent collection that explores aspects of the natural world we all inhabit. Some works are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through purchase. The Museum’s collection currently totals over 3,200 works of art, providing a rich resource for its curators to develop exhibitions such as these. Nature’s Realm focuses on contemporary works of art from the collection whose subjects reference the landscape and its flora and fauna. The exhibition highlights a range of artistic “takes” on the theme, offering the viewer the opportunity to compare and contrast differing approaches to composition, subject matter and storytelling. On view are paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and three-dimensional works in glass, metal, wood and ceramic. Works range stylistically from the hard-edged realism of Nall Hollis’ deconstructed flowers; to the softly color-drenched landscapes of George Cress; to the sheer abstra… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Pray, Walk, Run - Walk for the Poor

Fundraisers EVERY MILE COUNTS BECAUSE EVERY CHILD COUNTS! Join hundreds of fellow walkers and runners for the 6th annual Friends of the Poor Walk in Huntsville! Have you been wondering how you can make a difference in your community? This is your opportunity! We helped 22,800 families and children in Huntsville/Madison County last year and we want to do even more this year with your help. Featuring music, games and activities for children, 1K for kids and 5K run/walk, bouncy house, face painting, medals for kids' 1K, T-shirts for all runners/walkers—and North Alabama's BEST home-cooked breakfast burrito and coffee provided at no cost. The event exclusively benefits North Alabama children and families who have fallen on hard times and need help. 100% goes to provide food and utilities and rent to folks in our community who need it the most. The Friends of the Poor Walk/Run takes place at Our Lady Queen of the Universe, 2421 Shady Lane, Huntsville. Onsite registration begins at 7 AM. The tree planting is at 8 AM,… Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM. Our Lady Queen of the Universe Church 2421 Shady Lane Huntsville, AL 35810.

Yoga by the River

Health & Wellness Enjoy a relaxing morning of FREE yoga taught by Whitnye Rose beside the gentle waters of the Flint River in Hays Nature Preserve. Yoga by the River will be held every Saturday in September and October. NEW TIME 8-9am! All you have to bring with you 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? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's - North Alabama

Fundraisers Join us for the 2018 North Alabama Walk to End Alzheimer’s. When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help participants reach their fundraising goal. While there is no fee to register, we encourage participants to fundraise and contribute to the cause to raise awareness. Register online: act.alz.org/Huntsville Once you register, you will have access to a wide range of tools and support through your customized Participant Center. Join us and be inspired by all the footsteps that fall into place behind yours. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s! Like our Facebook page, “North Alabama Walk to End Alzheimer's” to stay up to date on information concerning the Walk! Venue/ Attraction: Botanical Gardens. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Super Science Showcase

Kids Please join us on Saturday, Sept. 29, in the National Geographic Theater for the premiere of “Super Science Showcase,” a STEM-focused series of short films produced by Emmy Award-winning producer and writer, Lee Fanning. Films are included with museum admission or membership and will be showing at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Also enjoy accompanying hands-on science activities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. Costumed characters from the films will also interact with guests throughout the event, and cast members will be participating in poster signings and Q&As. “Super Science Showcase” is a collection of adventurous, science-rich stories, told with fun characters and exciting visuals sure to enthrall audiences as they learn about fundamental scientific topics. Each story in this 50-min anthology follows a diverse group of heroes as they solve problems and demonstrate basic understandings of science topics and the scientific method. Each story also includes an exciting m… Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: $0 - $50. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Messiah Handmade Market

Fundraisers Come shop Messiah's Handmade Market, featuring handmade jewelry, apparel, canned goods, and more! 100% of every dollar spent goes to Lunches for Learning. Lunches for Learning seeks to break the cycle of poverty in rural Honduras by providing a healthy lunch to elementary school children every school day at their school. You shop...they eat! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Messiah Lutheran Church 7740 Hwy 72 West Madison, AL 35758.

The Rose of Sharon Charity Breakfast and Silent Auction

Fundraisers The Rose of Sharon Charity Breakfast and Silent Auction Saturday, September 29 from 9 to 11 am at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 228 Mount Zion Road, Huntsville, AL.  Tickets are $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased ahead of the event by calling 256 536 2970 or purchased at the door the day of the event. We have many nice items for our silent auction and will also have a cash and carry area. Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Mount Zion Baptist Church 228 Mount Zion Road Huntsville, AL 35806.

Herb Fair

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Put a little spice in your life! The Huntsville Herb Society will present their Harvest Herb Fair, featuring herb mixes and foodie gifts, herbal bath products, pet treats, cookbooks, dried flowers, seeds, and unique hand crafted gifts. Many of their specialty products are made from herbs grown in the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Stock your pantry and start your holiday shopping here! Supplies are limited, so come early! This event supports the Herb Garden in the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Admission to Herb Fair is free. (Regular admission required to visit the Botanical Garden.) Cash or checks only, please. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: With Garden Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Hiking 101 with Chet and Ruth Wright

Outdoor Activities & Festivals These FREE hikes offer natural beauty and exercise for the entire family but donations to help preserve green space are accepted! You don't need fancy equipment! However, we do recommend: long pants and comfortable shoes with good tread , bottled water , hiking sticks , trail snacks , and a camera to capture the experience Dogs welcome, but must be on leads. In case of rain, hikes may be cancelled.  Please verify cancellation at landtrustnal.org or on the Land Trust of North Alabama Facebook Page (@landtrustnal). RESERVATION IS REQUIRED for all guided hikes and events. Please register at http://www.landtrustnal.org/hikes-adventures by 5 PM the Friday before weekend hikes. Please call 256-534-5263 or email questions@landtrustnal.org if you have questions or need additional information. The Nature Conservancy in Alabama’s Keel Mountain Preserve (3 hours / Difficult / 2.5 miles) Chet and Ruth Wright, avid hikers, nature bloggers, and Land Trust friends, will teach you all they know about hiking out… Venue/ Attraction: Keel Mountain Preserve. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.landtrustnal.org/hikes/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Huntsville Obedience Training Club Dog Fair 2018

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Huntsville Obedience Training Club Dog Fair 2018 The Huntsville Obedience Training Club will hold its 2018 Dog Fair on Saturday, September 29th from 9am to 3 pm at Monte Sano State Park. The Dog Fair is free but the State Park has a $10 parking fee. Activities include: public participation agility and rally, freestyle demonstrations, microchipping clinic ($25/dog), Canine Good Citizen® test, lots of games and prizes and adoptable dogs. All dogs must be on a 6 foot leash and under control. Come have fun with your dog! For more information call 256-534-7640. Venue/ Attraction: Monte Sano State Park. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Event is free. State Park charges $10 parking. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Breakfast Trolley Tour

Downtown Huntsville Tour Downtown Huntsville and the Twickenham Historic area aboard a vintage-inspired trolley bus, 10-11am each Saturday morning from June through September. Enjoy a light breakfast while learning stories about Huntsville's past worth repeating! Cost is $18 per person and reservations available by calling Alabama Constitution Village, 256 535-6564. Cost: $18. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Alabama Constitution Village 109 Gates Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801.

Fall Festival

Outdoor Activities & Festivals 2nd Annual Fall Festival at Sharon Johnston Park. We will have hay rides, zip line, face painting, bounce houses, pumpkin painting, good food and much more! A great family event. Venue/ Attraction: Sharon Johnston Park. Cost: $5 per person 3 & under free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM – 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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Robert Dubac’s ‘Book of Moron’

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. www.robertdubac.com Presented by Emery Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $52. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Big Spring Crush Wine & Food Festival

Downtown Huntsville Wine all weekend! We've expanded to a weekend full of exclusive tastings, winemaker dinners, Sunday brunch and more! Saturday is still our staple event where you can enjoy over 150 wines from all over the world, live music, grape stomping, food trucks with wine inspired menu items and more! Check out our weekend packages, Saturday passes and food experiences! Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park East. Cost: $40+. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Black Jacket Symphony: AC/DC’s “Back in Black”

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. Presented by Emporium Presents. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $32 & $27. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Huntsville Ghost Walk

Downtown Huntsville The Huntsville Ghost Walk will begin another chilling season on Saturday, September 1, 2018. All tours begin at Harrison Brothers Hardware Store, located at 124 South Side Square, promptly at 6 p.m. In October, we also have walking tours on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. You choose one of three guided tours through the Twickenham District, the Old Town District, or the Downtown District. Hear stories from Huntsville’s haunted past and learn why the spirits remain. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. The 90-minute trolley runs every Friday and Saturday in October at 6pm . Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for kids twelve and under. Walking tours are every Friday and Saturday in September and October. See www.huntsvilleghostwalk.com or call (256) 509-3940 for more information. Venue/ Attraction: Harrison Brothers Hardware. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Drew Lynch

Downtown Huntsville Drew Lynch moved to Los Angeles with aspirations of becoming a fully articulate film actor. Then something completely unpredictable happened; during a softball game, Drew got hit with the ball causing damage to his vocal cords which left him with a stutter. The timing of his injury couldn’t have sparked a more positive change in who he has become and shaped what he stands for today: Embrace life even when it throws you a curveball. Inspired by comedians Bo Burnham, Louis C.K. and his friend Samuel J. Comroe, Drew brings to life the social hardships of dealing with a newly-found speech impediment. Making his television debut on America’s Got Talent in 2015. Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $20+. Event Web Link: http://standuplivehuntsville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=510271. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Robert Dubac’s ‘Book of Moron’

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. www.robertdubac.com Presented by Emery Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $52. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Black Jacket Symphony: AC/DC’s “Back in Black”

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. Presented by Emporium Presents. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $32 & $27. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal With weekend hayrides, a picturesque Pumpkin Patch, and, of course, our ever-popular Scarecrow Trail, nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden! This year, in honor of our 30th birthday and to coincide with our Gardens of Myth exhibit (now – October 31), we’re asking 30 artists, families, and businesses to create our best trail ever with “Mythical & Magical Scarecrows of Legend.” We’ll display the 30 scarecrows along the Dogwood Trail and Mathews Nature Trail. The Children’s Garden will be decorated during October with its own display of mythical and magical scarecrows (created by schoolkids), pumpkins galore, and a fun exhibit in the BOO-terfly House the last weekend of the month! In September and October, we’ll offer Weekend Hayrides on Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. And to truly get into the spirit of the season, join us for Scarecrow Trail Night Hikes on October 9, 12, 25, and 30 at 6 p.m. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autu… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 30, 2018.

The Great American Read - Madison County Editon

Social Events & More We want to know, "Which book is the best book of all time, according to Madison County residents?" Below is the list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read, hosted by PBS. Vote for one book and we will announce on Monday, October 22 which book is favored by Madison County. Results from the national poll will air on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Be sure to vote here and in the national poll: https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/vote/. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hmcpl.org//gar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 30, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

Museums, Studios & Galleries Goblins, trolls and fairies! The Huntsville Botanical Garden welcomes the Gardens of Myth, which is sure to be amazing and send you on a mythological journey! The exhibition is a collection of incredibly realistic sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world. They range in size from tiny fairies to an incredible 25-foot dragon! Each sculpture is handmade and painted by artist Kendall R. Hart and his team. They bring a world of fantasy and wonder into the Garden. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/seasonal-festivals/#Myth. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 30, 2018.

Looking at the Collection: Nature’s Realm

Museums, Studios & Galleries The Huntsville Museum of Art is pleased to showcase a selection of artworks from its own permanent collection that explores aspects of the natural world we all inhabit. Some works are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through purchase. The Museum’s collection currently totals over 3,200 works of art, providing a rich resource for its curators to develop exhibitions such as these. Nature’s Realm focuses on contemporary works of art from the collection whose subjects reference the landscape and its flora and fauna. The exhibition highlights a range of artistic “takes” on the theme, offering the viewer the opportunity to compare and contrast differing approaches to composition, subject matter and storytelling. On view are paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and three-dimensional works in glass, metal, wood and ceramic. Works range stylistically from the hard-edged realism of Nall Hollis’ deconstructed flowers; to the softly color-drenched landscapes of George Cress; to the sheer abstra… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 30, 2018.

Big Spring Crush Wine & Food Festival

Downtown Huntsville Wine all weekend! We've expanded to a weekend full of exclusive tastings, winemaker dinners, Sunday brunch and more! Saturday is still our staple event where you can enjoy over 150 wines from all over the world, live music, grape stomping, food trucks with wine inspired menu items and more! Check out our weekend packages, Saturday passes and food experiences! Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park East. Cost: $40+. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 30, 2018, 11:00 AM – 2:00 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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 30, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Land Trust Guided Hike Series: Signs of Fall with Lynne Weninegar

Outdoor Activities & Festivals These FREE hikes offer natural beauty and exercise for the entire family but donations to help preserve green space are accepted! You don't need fancy equipment! However, we do recommend: long pants and comfortable shoes with good tread , bottled water , hiking sticks , trail snacks , and a camera to capture the experience Dogs welcome, but must be on leads. In case of rain, hikes may be cancelled.  Please verify cancellation at landtrustnal.org or on the Land Trust of North Alabama Facebook Page (@landtrustnal). RESERVATION IS REQUIRED for all guided hikes and events. Please register at http://www.landtrustnal.org/hikes-adventures by 5 PM the Friday before weekend hikes. Please call 256-534-5263 or email questions@landtrustnal.org if you have questions or need additional information. Monte Sano Nature Preserve (2 hours / Easy (moderate incline; roots and rocks on trail) / 1.5 miles) Become a Botanist for the day as you walk with expert Lynne Weninegar and learn about the many species of plants… Venue/ Attraction: Monte Sano Nature Preserve - Wildflower Trailhead. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.landtrustnal.org/hikes/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 30, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 30, 2018, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Dining in the Dark

Social Events & More You are cordially invited on a journey of the senses... Except one. Join us for a culinary adventure in the dark, a one-of-a-kind sensory experience that will bring you fully present in the moment, allowing you to connect with food and to those around you, in an unfamiliar, emotionally powerful way. What to Expect You will be gently guided through an extraordinary three course dining experience. Savor the flavors, smells, sounds and textures as you challenge your palate to discover the mysteries of the menu. An event emcee will be your culinary tour guide for the evenings events as you experience them together. https://grille29events.ticketleap.com. Venue/ Attraction: Grille29. Cost: $40 plus tax and tip. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, September 30, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal With weekend hayrides, a picturesque Pumpkin Patch, and, of course, our ever-popular Scarecrow Trail, nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden! This year, in honor of our 30th birthday and to coincide with our Gardens of Myth exhibit (now – October 31), we’re asking 30 artists, families, and businesses to create our best trail ever with “Mythical & Magical Scarecrows of Legend.” We’ll display the 30 scarecrows along the Dogwood Trail and Mathews Nature Trail. The Children’s Garden will be decorated during October with its own display of mythical and magical scarecrows (created by schoolkids), pumpkins galore, and a fun exhibit in the BOO-terfly House the last weekend of the month! In September and October, we’ll offer Weekend Hayrides on Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. And to truly get into the spirit of the season, join us for Scarecrow Trail Night Hikes on October 9, 12, 25, and 30 at 6 p.m. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autu… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, October 1, 2018.

The Great American Read - Madison County Editon

Social Events & More We want to know, "Which book is the best book of all time, according to Madison County residents?" Below is the list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read, hosted by PBS. Vote for one book and we will announce on Monday, October 22 which book is favored by Madison County. Results from the national poll will air on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Be sure to vote here and in the national poll: https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/vote/. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hmcpl.org//gar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, October 1, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

Museums, Studios & Galleries Goblins, trolls and fairies! The Huntsville Botanical Garden welcomes the Gardens of Myth, which is sure to be amazing and send you on a mythological journey! The exhibition is a collection of incredibly realistic sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world. They range in size from tiny fairies to an incredible 25-foot dragon! Each sculpture is handmade and painted by artist Kendall R. Hart and his team. They bring a world of fantasy and wonder into the Garden. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/seasonal-festivals/#Myth. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, October 1, 2018.

Girls and Guitars

Downtown Huntsville Crestwood Medical Center's Girls&Guitars returns with another excellent lineup of female musicians! Cam, Maddie&Tae, and Rachel Wammack will be rocking out in the Von Braun Center Playhouse on Monday, October 1st at 7pm. Get your tickets ASAP because this event will sell out quickly and you won't want to miss this amazing show! Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $20-35. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, October 1, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal With weekend hayrides, a picturesque Pumpkin Patch, and, of course, our ever-popular Scarecrow Trail, nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden! This year, in honor of our 30th birthday and to coincide with our Gardens of Myth exhibit (now – October 31), we’re asking 30 artists, families, and businesses to create our best trail ever with “Mythical & Magical Scarecrows of Legend.” We’ll display the 30 scarecrows along the Dogwood Trail and Mathews Nature Trail. The Children’s Garden will be decorated during October with its own display of mythical and magical scarecrows (created by schoolkids), pumpkins galore, and a fun exhibit in the BOO-terfly House the last weekend of the month! In September and October, we’ll offer Weekend Hayrides on Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. And to truly get into the spirit of the season, join us for Scarecrow Trail Night Hikes on October 9, 12, 25, and 30 at 6 p.m. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autu… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

The Great American Read - Madison County Editon

Social Events & More We want to know, "Which book is the best book of all time, according to Madison County residents?" Below is the list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read, hosted by PBS. Vote for one book and we will announce on Monday, October 22 which book is favored by Madison County. Results from the national poll will air on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Be sure to vote here and in the national poll: https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/vote/. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hmcpl.org//gar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

Museums, Studios & Galleries Goblins, trolls and fairies! The Huntsville Botanical Garden welcomes the Gardens of Myth, which is sure to be amazing and send you on a mythological journey! The exhibition is a collection of incredibly realistic sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world. They range in size from tiny fairies to an incredible 25-foot dragon! Each sculpture is handmade and painted by artist Kendall R. Hart and his team. They bring a world of fantasy and wonder into the Garden. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/seasonal-festivals/#Myth. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Looking at the Collection: Nature’s Realm

Museums, Studios & Galleries The Huntsville Museum of Art is pleased to showcase a selection of artworks from its own permanent collection that explores aspects of the natural world we all inhabit. Some works are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through purchase. The Museum’s collection currently totals over 3,200 works of art, providing a rich resource for its curators to develop exhibitions such as these. Nature’s Realm focuses on contemporary works of art from the collection whose subjects reference the landscape and its flora and fauna. The exhibition highlights a range of artistic “takes” on the theme, offering the viewer the opportunity to compare and contrast differing approaches to composition, subject matter and storytelling. On view are paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and three-dimensional works in glass, metal, wood and ceramic. Works range stylistically from the hard-edged realism of Nall Hollis’ deconstructed flowers; to the softly color-drenched landscapes of George Cress; to the sheer abstra… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Beginner Pickleball Clinic- Boomers and Seniors

Health & Wellness Free Beginner Pickleball Clinic, October 2 and 4th from 9-11:30 am. For Boomers and Seniors. Dublin Park Gym, Madison, AL. Sign up at Dublin Park or with Robin Watson 256-772-2554, robin.watson@madisonal.gov. Venue/ Attraction: Dublin Memorial Park. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tuesdays at 2

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us in the Historic Park to learn about a historic craft or chore. You may be able to try your hand at it! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: included with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 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. Food Truck: Chupper Time Catering. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Brands (Campus 805). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Taste of Huntsville

Downtown Huntsville "Tailgate with the Taste of Huntsville" provides attendees with "Tastes" of the fine foods and beverages served at our establishments throughout Huntsville / Madison County. “The Taste” not only provides a delight for your taste buds while restaurants compete for awards in food presentation and taste; but more importantly, the event raises money for two local charities. As the premier Huntsville Food Event, "The Taste" requires the support of our entire organization, community and our chosen charities to be a success. This year's Event will benefit Downtown Rescue Mission and the Harrison Home for Children. Adults - 13 and up - $30 - at the door $40 Kids - 6 to 12 - $15 Kids 5 and under are FREE! Get your tickets on line at TasteofHsv.org - tables of 10 are also available if you'd like to reserve with a group. We hope to see you there! Thanks for your support of this fantastic event. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center South Hall. Cost: $30.00Adults - 13 and up - $30 in advance (at the door $40); Kids - 6 to 12 - $15; Kids 5 and under are FREE! Event Web Link: http://huntsvillehospitality.org/taste. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Star Wars Trivia at Terry's Pizza!

Social Events & More May the Trivia Be With You...with BrainBlast Entertainment! Test yourself on the opening scroll, the disco thump, Bobo's debut and Darth's descendants while enjoy delicious pizza, pasta, salad and more! Prizes for the top teams! Venue/ Attraction: Terry's Pizza. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Retro Video Game Night

Downtown Huntsville Atrai, NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and Dreamcast all free to play! Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Speakeasy. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Trivia Tuesday at Moe's BBQ in Providence!

Social Events & More Family-friendly, high energy, fun and easy to play! Spend time with your family and friends, while enjoying your favorite food and drinks! Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: www.brainblastentertainment.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Moe's Original Bar-B-Que 445 Providence Main St NW Huntsville, AL 35806.

4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince

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. Presented by 35 Concerts. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Cost: $69, $57, $49 & $34. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal With weekend hayrides, a picturesque Pumpkin Patch, and, of course, our ever-popular Scarecrow Trail, nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden! This year, in honor of our 30th birthday and to coincide with our Gardens of Myth exhibit (now – October 31), we’re asking 30 artists, families, and businesses to create our best trail ever with “Mythical & Magical Scarecrows of Legend.” We’ll display the 30 scarecrows along the Dogwood Trail and Mathews Nature Trail. The Children’s Garden will be decorated during October with its own display of mythical and magical scarecrows (created by schoolkids), pumpkins galore, and a fun exhibit in the BOO-terfly House the last weekend of the month! In September and October, we’ll offer Weekend Hayrides on Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. And to truly get into the spirit of the season, join us for Scarecrow Trail Night Hikes on October 9, 12, 25, and 30 at 6 p.m. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autu… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

The Great American Read - Madison County Editon

Social Events & More We want to know, "Which book is the best book of all time, according to Madison County residents?" Below is the list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read, hosted by PBS. Vote for one book and we will announce on Monday, October 22 which book is favored by Madison County. Results from the national poll will air on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Be sure to vote here and in the national poll: https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/vote/. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hmcpl.org//gar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

Museums, Studios & Galleries Goblins, trolls and fairies! The Huntsville Botanical Garden welcomes the Gardens of Myth, which is sure to be amazing and send you on a mythological journey! The exhibition is a collection of incredibly realistic sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world. They range in size from tiny fairies to an incredible 25-foot dragon! Each sculpture is handmade and painted by artist Kendall R. Hart and his team. They bring a world of fantasy and wonder into the Garden. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/seasonal-festivals/#Myth. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

Looking at the Collection: Nature’s Realm

Museums, Studios & Galleries The Huntsville Museum of Art is pleased to showcase a selection of artworks from its own permanent collection that explores aspects of the natural world we all inhabit. Some works are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through purchase. The Museum’s collection currently totals over 3,200 works of art, providing a rich resource for its curators to develop exhibitions such as these. Nature’s Realm focuses on contemporary works of art from the collection whose subjects reference the landscape and its flora and fauna. The exhibition highlights a range of artistic “takes” on the theme, offering the viewer the opportunity to compare and contrast differing approaches to composition, subject matter and storytelling. On view are paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and three-dimensional works in glass, metal, wood and ceramic. Works range stylistically from the hard-edged realism of Nall Hollis’ deconstructed flowers; to the softly color-drenched landscapes of George Cress; to the sheer abstra… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

First Wednesday Car Show

Come out to the First Wednesday Car Show in the Village of Providence. The goal of this meet is to provide a fun family friendly environment. ALL CARS ARE WELCOME!!!! We will be parking on the grass (we will park large trucks and SUV's in the lot behind the stage to help maximize parking). Please use the entrance near Taco Mama unless we direct you to use a different entrance. Please don't leave trash, no burnouts, no speeding, no excessive revving, no loud music, or anything else that would disturb residents in the area. We are very fortunate to have such a great venue so lets keep it and make this year bigger and better then ever! This event is in the spirit of the old Dairy Queen Cruise-In. If you loved that event, you'll love this one—same atmosphere, same vibe, same fun, and even more food choices. Thanks again for everyone's continued support and thanks a ton to everyone that helps make this event a success. Venue/ Attraction: Village of Providence Park. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour!

Downtown Huntsville Are you ready to DANCE?!? Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour Presented by Pull-Ups® Training Pants! is an ALL NEW interactive live concert experience. Sing and dance along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits with your favorite characters. Kids of all ages and their families are all invited to the biggest dance party around! The Disney Junior Dance Party features: - Live appearances by Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Vampirina, Elena of Avalor, Sofia the First, and Doc McStuffins! - Magical on screen moments with Puppy Dog Pals, Muppet Babies, and the Lion Guard! Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $53, $43 & $33. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Retro Video Game Night

Downtown Huntsville Atari, NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and Playstation all free to play! Venue/ Attraction: SideTracks Music Hall. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 6:00 PM – Thursday, October 4, 2018, 1:30 AM.

BrainBlast Trivia at Mellow Mushroom!

Social Events & More Spread the word! BrainBlast is making HumpDays event better in Providence with Mellow Mushroom! Safe for all ages, we bring the fun with a challenge for your brain, lots of laughs, and great music! Venue/ Attraction: Mellow Mushroom. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

CoWorking Night

Educational & Lecture CoWorking Night is a free weekly conference where professionals come to learn, connect, and collaborate. Anyone of any age or background is welcome to attend. No RSVP is required; just show up! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville West. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 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, October 3, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal With weekend hayrides, a picturesque Pumpkin Patch, and, of course, our ever-popular Scarecrow Trail, nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden! This year, in honor of our 30th birthday and to coincide with our Gardens of Myth exhibit (now – October 31), we’re asking 30 artists, families, and businesses to create our best trail ever with “Mythical & Magical Scarecrows of Legend.” We’ll display the 30 scarecrows along the Dogwood Trail and Mathews Nature Trail. The Children’s Garden will be decorated during October with its own display of mythical and magical scarecrows (created by schoolkids), pumpkins galore, and a fun exhibit in the BOO-terfly House the last weekend of the month! In September and October, we’ll offer Weekend Hayrides on Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. And to truly get into the spirit of the season, join us for Scarecrow Trail Night Hikes on October 9, 12, 25, and 30 at 6 p.m. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autu… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 4, 2018.

The Great American Read - Madison County Editon

Social Events & More We want to know, "Which book is the best book of all time, according to Madison County residents?" Below is the list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read, hosted by PBS. Vote for one book and we will announce on Monday, October 22 which book is favored by Madison County. Results from the national poll will air on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Be sure to vote here and in the national poll: https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/vote/. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hmcpl.org//gar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 4, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

Museums, Studios & Galleries Goblins, trolls and fairies! The Huntsville Botanical Garden welcomes the Gardens of Myth, which is sure to be amazing and send you on a mythological journey! The exhibition is a collection of incredibly realistic sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world. They range in size from tiny fairies to an incredible 25-foot dragon! Each sculpture is handmade and painted by artist Kendall R. Hart and his team. They bring a world of fantasy and wonder into the Garden. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/seasonal-festivals/#Myth. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 4, 2018.

Looking at the Collection: Nature’s Realm

Museums, Studios & Galleries The Huntsville Museum of Art is pleased to showcase a selection of artworks from its own permanent collection that explores aspects of the natural world we all inhabit. Some works are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through purchase. The Museum’s collection currently totals over 3,200 works of art, providing a rich resource for its curators to develop exhibitions such as these. Nature’s Realm focuses on contemporary works of art from the collection whose subjects reference the landscape and its flora and fauna. The exhibition highlights a range of artistic “takes” on the theme, offering the viewer the opportunity to compare and contrast differing approaches to composition, subject matter and storytelling. On view are paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and three-dimensional works in glass, metal, wood and ceramic. Works range stylistically from the hard-edged realism of Nall Hollis’ deconstructed flowers; to the softly color-drenched landscapes of George Cress; to the sheer abstra… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 4, 2018.

Biergarten

Museums, Studios & Galleries Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Saturn V Hall in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. beginning March 15, 2018, and each Thursday night thereafter through October, 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. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2018-03-15/biergarten. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Chili for Charity

Fundraisers Keller Williams Realty's 6th Annual Chili for Charity event is going to be a blast!!  This year we've partnered with Not One More Alabama to bring awareness and raise funds to help support families impacted by drug addiction. We hope you can join us for tons of fun for the whole family! In addition to the chili competition, we will have a silent auction, poker tournament, and Scramble Golf tournament!! Tickets are at the door, $10 for adults, $5 for kids, 2 and under are free! Visit our website to learn more and/or to signup for a chili team! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Country Club. Cost: $10 adults $5 kids. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Helen Vaugh- Journeys, Near and Far

Museums, Studios & Galleries Latest collection of art by Helen Vaughn unveiled at a reception October 4 from 5:00-8:00pm with wine and hors d'oeuvres. Art on display for the month of October. Venue/ Attraction: The Little Green Store and Gallery. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Bearded Villains North Alabama Costume Contest

Fundraisers You’ve been waiting, and we’ve been doing some planning. Our next event will be Pink Pint Night on Thursday, October 4th! We’re teamed up with the Huntsville Hospital Foundation to benefit the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund. Our chapter will be hosting a costume competition for this event. Categories are: Best Kids Costume (under 13) Best Adult Costume (14 and over) Best Pink Costume (all ages) Cost of entry will be $10 for kids and $15 for adults, and all proceeds will go directly to the Liz Hurley Fund. If you can make it, come on out and have a good time with us and support a great cause! Venue/ Attraction: Campus 805. Cost: $10 for kids and $15 for adults. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Craft Beer Trail Conversations

Downtown Huntsville November kicks off a fun and educational beer-centric series! If you are interested in learning about how craft beer started and grew in Downtown Huntsville and want to hear from the brewers themselves about their inspirations, mark your calendar for the Downtown Huntsville Craft Beer Trail Conversation Series! On the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 7 pm, the brewers and managers at each of the trail stops have set aside an hour to tell you about their establishment and answer any questions you may have about craft beer. The schedule is as follows: 1st Thursday in November Salty Nut Brewery 1st Thursday in December Green Bus Brewing 1st Thursday in January Mad Malts Brewing 1st Thursday in February Straight To Ale Brewing 1st Thursday in March Old Town Beer Exchange 1st Thursday in April Wish You Were Beer-Campus No. 805 1st Thursday in May Church Street Wine Shoppe 1st Thursday in June Liquor Express And Craft Beer Store 1st Thursday in July Below the Radar Brewing Company 1st Thursday i… Venue/ Attraction: Salty Nut Brewery. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/474713386237846/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Retro Video Game Night

Downtown Huntsville NES, SNES, Genesis, and N64 all free to play! Bring your Tetris A-game. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6:00 PM – Friday, October 5, 2018, 12:00 AM.

Tabletop Game Night

Downtown Huntsville Tabletop Thursdays at InnerSpace Brewing Company. We will have some tables set aside just for game play. Come play from our collection or bring your favorite! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. InnerSpace Brewing Co 2414 Clinton Ave W Huntsville, AL 35805.

Fight Night

Social Events & More Its fight night! Every Thursday from 6:00 PM till 11:00 PM At Lucky Dice Cafe, We host a broad variety of fighting games like Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter V, Tekken and many more. Bring your PS4 or other consoles or JUST your controllers. It's Free to play We eat, play, and kick butt all at the café! We also have weekly and monthly tournaments with prizes. Venue/ Attraction: Lucky Dice Cafe. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://luckydicecafe.ionsuite.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

The Truth about Breast Cancer Comedy Tour

Performing Arts & Film A comedy show about a comedian's journey through breast cancer to include observational comedy about everyday life. This will be a fun event for men and women! The show will include a special musical guest. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to charity. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $20.00. Event Web Link: http://www.keepyoulaughing.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 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, October 4, 2018, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Land Trust Guided Hike Series: Star Gazing with Von Braun Astronomical Society

Outdoor Activities & Festivals These FREE hikes offer natural beauty and exercise for the entire family but donations to help preserve green space are accepted! You don't need fancy equipment! However, we do recommend: long pants and comfortable shoes with good tread , bottled water , hiking sticks , trail snacks , and a camera to capture the experience Dogs welcome, but must be on leads. In case of rain, hikes may be cancelled.  Please verify cancellation at landtrustnal.org or on the Land Trust of North Alabama Facebook Page (@landtrustnal). RESERVATION IS REQUIRED for all guided hikes and events. Please register at http://www.landtrustnal.org/hikes-adventures by 5 PM the Friday before weekend hikes. Please call 256-534-5263 or email questions@landtrustnal.org if you have questions or need additional information. The Nature Conservancy of Alabama's Roy B. Whitaker Preserve Much of nature’s beauty can be enjoyed at night! You can join Land Trust of North Alabama and Von Braun Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing… Venue/ Attraction: Roy B. Whitaker Preserve. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.landtrustnal.org/hikes/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Froggy Fresh

Downtown Huntsville Froggy Fresh (fka KRISPY KREME) & Money Maker Mike return to Lowe Mill! Thursday 10/4 w/ TBA ALL AGES, VIP at 5:30pm, doors at 7pm! $15 adv/$18 Dos Limited VIP/MEET and GREET tickets available $50! Meet and Greet ticket includes admission and gets you in the show an hour before doors for photos and autographs with Froggy! ...Also comes with a sticker, poster, embroidered sweatband and gloss photo! The internet tells a legend of a kid named Froggy Fresh who fought a great white shark and mastered Youtube. These are but a few of his vast accomplishments, which include being endorsed by John Cena and featured on Tosh.0 but also being a good best friend and recovering neighborhood kids stolen bikes. Formerly known as Krispy Kreme, a cease and desist rendered a fan-voted name change and the name 'Froggy Fresh' was chosen over 'Jelly Bean Jack'. Enduring a naming, branding, and content change, Money Maker (Re-Loaded), still debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Comedy Album char… Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: 15 Adv/ 18 Dos. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Fall Plant Sale

Downtown Huntsville October 5, 2018 MEMBERS ONLY SALE 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PUBLIC SALE 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. October 6, 2018 PUBLIC SALE 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (October 7: Rain Date) We’re excited to share our native trees and shrubs, ornamental plants, fall vegetables, and pansies with you! We’ll also offer a limited number of of specially-selected pollinator trees and shrubs, such as Don Egolf Redbud, a sterile form of redbud, as well as several varieties of bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora). Here’s what else you can look forward to: A wide variety of mums Children’s activities Dry Soil Testing Refreshments Garden Professionals available Plant Loading Provided Fall is the best time to plant trees, shrubs, and perennials in your garden, so mark your calendar and watch for updates on our website and social media platforms! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/garden-events/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 5, 2018.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal With weekend hayrides, a picturesque Pumpkin Patch, and, of course, our ever-popular Scarecrow Trail, nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden! This year, in honor of our 30th birthday and to coincide with our Gardens of Myth exhibit (now – October 31), we’re asking 30 artists, families, and businesses to create our best trail ever with “Mythical & Magical Scarecrows of Legend.” We’ll display the 30 scarecrows along the Dogwood Trail and Mathews Nature Trail. The Children’s Garden will be decorated during October with its own display of mythical and magical scarecrows (created by schoolkids), pumpkins galore, and a fun exhibit in the BOO-terfly House the last weekend of the month! In September and October, we’ll offer Weekend Hayrides on Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. And to truly get into the spirit of the season, join us for Scarecrow Trail Night Hikes on October 9, 12, 25, and 30 at 6 p.m. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autu… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 5, 2018.

The Great American Read - Madison County Editon

Social Events & More We want to know, "Which book is the best book of all time, according to Madison County residents?" Below is the list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read, hosted by PBS. Vote for one book and we will announce on Monday, October 22 which book is favored by Madison County. Results from the national poll will air on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Be sure to vote here and in the national poll: https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/vote/. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hmcpl.org//gar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 5, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

Museums, Studios & Galleries Goblins, trolls and fairies! The Huntsville Botanical Garden welcomes the Gardens of Myth, which is sure to be amazing and send you on a mythological journey! The exhibition is a collection of incredibly realistic sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world. They range in size from tiny fairies to an incredible 25-foot dragon! Each sculpture is handmade and painted by artist Kendall R. Hart and his team. They bring a world of fantasy and wonder into the Garden. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/seasonal-festivals/#Myth. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 5, 2018.

Looking at the Collection: Nature’s Realm

Museums, Studios & Galleries The Huntsville Museum of Art is pleased to showcase a selection of artworks from its own permanent collection that explores aspects of the natural world we all inhabit. Some works are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through purchase. The Museum’s collection currently totals over 3,200 works of art, providing a rich resource for its curators to develop exhibitions such as these. Nature’s Realm focuses on contemporary works of art from the collection whose subjects reference the landscape and its flora and fauna. The exhibition highlights a range of artistic “takes” on the theme, offering the viewer the opportunity to compare and contrast differing approaches to composition, subject matter and storytelling. On view are paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and three-dimensional works in glass, metal, wood and ceramic. Works range stylistically from the hard-edged realism of Nall Hollis’ deconstructed flowers; to the softly color-drenched landscapes of George Cress; to the sheer abstra… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 5, 2018.

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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 5, 2018, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Concerts on the Dock Fall 2018: Don Coyote & Tony Purdue

Downtown Huntsville Concerts on the Dock is back for the fall season, just in time to catch the last of the warm weather! Come out with friends and family and enjoy a selection of artists across all genres sure to entertain you with a variety of originals. Follow us online, Facebook, Twitter, and sign up for our newsletter to get the first word on lineup announcements. Concerts on the Dock has grown from a small gathering of music lovers to an institution in the Huntsville music scene since the first note was struck in 2008. This free, family friendly series is all about creating a laid back atmosphere where friends of Lowe Mill A&E can enjoy original content and interesting new acts, Friday nights during the Spring and Fall. Bring chairs, picnics, friends, and pets on a leash and join us under the water tower! Concerts on the Dock are always free but we ask a $5 suggested parking donation. Children play at own risk. Please Carpool! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 5, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Huntsville Ghost Walk

Downtown Huntsville The Huntsville Ghost Walk will begin another chilling season on Saturday, September 1, 2018. All tours begin at Harrison Brothers Hardware Store, located at 124 South Side Square, promptly at 6 p.m. In October, we also have walking tours on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. You choose one of three guided tours through the Twickenham District, the Old Town District, or the Downtown District. Hear stories from Huntsville’s haunted past and learn why the spirits remain. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. The 90-minute trolley runs every Friday and Saturday in October at 6pm . Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for kids twelve and under. Walking tours are every Friday and Saturday in September and October. See www.huntsvilleghostwalk.com or call (256) 509-3940 for more information. Venue/ Attraction: Harrison Brothers Hardware. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 5, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Jim Parker’s Songwriter 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 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 5, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Hainted: True Alabama Ghost Stories

Seasonal Based on stories the author heard as a child from his grandparents—and they’re all TRUE! (In one way or another.) Chances are you’ve never heard these stories before. A celebration of family and folklore in Alabama! Friday Oct. 5 at 7 PM Saturday Oct. 6 at 7 PM Sunday Oct. 7 at 2:30 PM Tickets are on sale at City Hall in Moulton and on Venmo @JacksonHouse-Foundation for $10 or $13 at the door. Cost: $13. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 5, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Jackson House 119 College St Moulton, Alabama 35650.

Huntsville SCREAM Works

Social Events & More Help unravel the cause of unexplained phenomena at Lowe Mill in an interactive paranormal investigation. You'll be recruited into a Huntsville SCREAM Works ghost-hunting division to research the facility's history, interview witnesses, search for evidence, and even try to communicate with a mysterious presence as your team works together to determine the cause of a harrowing haunting. This is an interactive mock paranormal investigation with a creepy and subtle, not intensely scary, ambiance. It is intended for adults and teens, and is best described as a spooky immersive narrative with an emphasis on mystery and discovery. While not recommended for children, participants under 13 are welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult at all times. Participants are welcome to leave the experience at any time, but there are no refunds. Each division is limited to eight participants, with 7 pm and 8 pm sessions every Friday in October. Groups wishing to book an alternate date should contact Drew Carlton at drew… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville STEAM Works. Cost: $15. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, October 5, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Fall Plant Sale

Downtown Huntsville October 5, 2018 MEMBERS ONLY SALE 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PUBLIC SALE 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. October 6, 2018 PUBLIC SALE 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (October 7: Rain Date) We’re excited to share our native trees and shrubs, ornamental plants, fall vegetables, and pansies with you! We’ll also offer a limited number of of specially-selected pollinator trees and shrubs, such as Don Egolf Redbud, a sterile form of redbud, as well as several varieties of bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora). Here’s what else you can look forward to: A wide variety of mums Children’s activities Dry Soil Testing Refreshments Garden Professionals available Plant Loading Provided Fall is the best time to plant trees, shrubs, and perennials in your garden, so mark your calendar and watch for updates on our website and social media platforms! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/garden-events/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018.

Alabama Football vs. Arkansas

Sports University of Alabama Football. Venue/ Attraction: Fayetteville, Ark. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018.

Auburn Football vs. Mississippi State

Sports Auburn University Football. Venue/ Attraction: Starkville, Miss. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal With weekend hayrides, a picturesque Pumpkin Patch, and, of course, our ever-popular Scarecrow Trail, nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden! This year, in honor of our 30th birthday and to coincide with our Gardens of Myth exhibit (now – October 31), we’re asking 30 artists, families, and businesses to create our best trail ever with “Mythical & Magical Scarecrows of Legend.” We’ll display the 30 scarecrows along the Dogwood Trail and Mathews Nature Trail. The Children’s Garden will be decorated during October with its own display of mythical and magical scarecrows (created by schoolkids), pumpkins galore, and a fun exhibit in the BOO-terfly House the last weekend of the month! In September and October, we’ll offer Weekend Hayrides on Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. And to truly get into the spirit of the season, join us for Scarecrow Trail Night Hikes on October 9, 12, 25, and 30 at 6 p.m. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autu… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018.

The Great American Read - Madison County Editon

Social Events & More We want to know, "Which book is the best book of all time, according to Madison County residents?" Below is the list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read, hosted by PBS. Vote for one book and we will announce on Monday, October 22 which book is favored by Madison County. Results from the national poll will air on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Be sure to vote here and in the national poll: https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/vote/. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hmcpl.org//gar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

Museums, Studios & Galleries Goblins, trolls and fairies! The Huntsville Botanical Garden welcomes the Gardens of Myth, which is sure to be amazing and send you on a mythological journey! The exhibition is a collection of incredibly realistic sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world. They range in size from tiny fairies to an incredible 25-foot dragon! Each sculpture is handmade and painted by artist Kendall R. Hart and his team. They bring a world of fantasy and wonder into the Garden. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/seasonal-festivals/#Myth. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018.

Looking at the Collection: Nature’s Realm

Museums, Studios & Galleries The Huntsville Museum of Art is pleased to showcase a selection of artworks from its own permanent collection that explores aspects of the natural world we all inhabit. Some works are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through purchase. The Museum’s collection currently totals over 3,200 works of art, providing a rich resource for its curators to develop exhibitions such as these. Nature’s Realm focuses on contemporary works of art from the collection whose subjects reference the landscape and its flora and fauna. The exhibition highlights a range of artistic “takes” on the theme, offering the viewer the opportunity to compare and contrast differing approaches to composition, subject matter and storytelling. On view are paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and three-dimensional works in glass, metal, wood and ceramic. Works range stylistically from the hard-edged realism of Nall Hollis’ deconstructed flowers; to the softly color-drenched landscapes of George Cress; to the sheer abstra… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018.

Centre Fall Festival

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Centre Fall Festival, Saturday October 6, 2018 7 am- noon Main Street Centre, Alabama Antique Cars & Tractors, Arts & Crafts, Music, Rides, Food and Parade at 10 am. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Main Street Centre, AL.

Yoga by the River

Health & Wellness Enjoy a relaxing morning of FREE yoga taught by Whitnye Rose beside the gentle waters of the Flint River in Hays Nature Preserve. Yoga by the River will be held every Saturday in September and October. NEW TIME 8-9am! All you have to bring with you 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? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Land Trust Guided Hike Series: Chapman Mountain Trails with Mike Dalen

Outdoor Activities & Festivals These FREE hikes offer natural beauty and exercise for the entire family but donations to help preserve green space are accepted! You don't need fancy equipment! However, we do recommend: long pants and comfortable shoes with good tread , bottled water , hiking sticks , trail snacks , and a camera to capture the experience Dogs welcome, but must be on leads. In case of rain, hikes may be cancelled.  Please verify cancellation at landtrustnal.org or on the Land Trust of North Alabama Facebook Page (@landtrustnal). RESERVATION IS REQUIRED for all guided hikes and events. Please register at http://www.landtrustnal.org/hikes-adventures by 5 PM the Friday before weekend hikes. Please call 256-534-5263 or email questions@landtrustnal.org if you have questions or need additional information. Chapman Mountain Nature Preserve (3 hours / Moderate to Difficult / 4 miles) Explore the newest addition to our newest preserve! Board Member Mike Dalen will be introducing hikers to the trails recently added to… Venue/ Attraction: Chapman Mountain Nature Preserve. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.landtrustnal.org/hikes/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Land Trust Guided Hike Series: History Hike with Bruce Martin

Outdoor Activities & Festivals These FREE hikes offer natural beauty and exercise for the entire family but donations to help preserve green space are accepted! You don't need fancy equipment! However, we do recommend: long pants and comfortable shoes with good tread , bottled water , hiking sticks , trail snacks , and a camera to capture the experience Dogs welcome, but must be on leads. In case of rain, hikes may be cancelled.  Please verify cancellation at landtrustnal.org or on the Land Trust of North Alabama Facebook Page (@landtrustnal). RESERVATION IS REQUIRED for all guided hikes and events. Please register at http://www.landtrustnal.org/hikes-adventures by 5 PM the Friday before weekend hikes. Please call 256-534-5263 or email questions@landtrustnal.org if you have questions or need additional information. Monte Sano Nature Preserve (3 hours / Difficult / 4 miles) The Old Railroad Bed Trail follows the same path as the steam locomotive that traveled from the Huntsville Depot to the Monte Sano Hotel from 1888 until… Venue/ Attraction: Monte Sano Nature Preserve - Bankhead Trailhead. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.landtrustnal.org/hikes/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Battle of the Food Truck All Stars 2018 presented by Buffalo Rock Company

Downtown Huntsville Dates have been announced! We'll see you on the first Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm on the Square and third Fridays from 5 to 9 pm on Church St. May through October! Beast Mode Badd Newz BBQ Southerland Sno Depot Rollin Lobstah Manic Organic Food Truck Pearl: Asian Cuisine TIM'S CAJUN KITCHEN Back Alley Traveling Bistro Grumpy's Restaurant Fire & Spice I Love Bacon, Inc. Stray Horn Barbecue Co. Betty Jo's Gourmet Food Truck. Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Breakfast Trolley Tour

Downtown Huntsville Due to popular demand, the Breakfast Trolley has been extended each Saturday in October 2018 at 10am!! Enjoy a muffin and coffee while cruising through downtown Huntsville and the Twickenham historic district with your historic interpreter. Tickets are $18; call 256 535-6564 for reservations. Venue/ Attraction: Constitution Village. Cost: $18. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.earlyworks.com. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:00 AM.

Intro to Relief Printing

Educational & Lecture Create a linoleum block print from start to finish! This is the perfect workshop for beginners, or those with light experience who are wanting to further develop their skills and learn different techniques. This class is suitable for ages 12+ (must be responsible with sharp tools!). Please wear closed-toe shoes and clothing that you don't mind getting ink on. This workshop will be held in Studio 122 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. For more information and to register, visit http://greenpeapress.com. Venue/ Attraction: Green Pea Press at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $60.00. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:00 AM – 6:00 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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Woman's Self Defense Class

Downtown Huntsville Learn to keep yourself safe in a women's self defense class hosted by a 7th Degree Black Belt from SW Black Belt Academy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

The Evolution of Spiritual Music in Alabama

Music In our continuing efforts to unify our communities, Huntsville’s Tennessee Valley Oneness Committee will present, Part III of Phase I: The Evolution of Spiritual Music in Alabama with the following schedule of activities:  Education component: 4 pm - An Educational Music Clinic on the Spiritual Presented by Dr. Marvin Curtis, “The Hidden Message of the Spiritual”  Inspirational component: 5 pm - A Reenactment of the Invisible Church Directed by Dr. Eurydice Osterman, Oneness Music Education Director  Uplifting component: 6 pm – A Spiritual Musical Concert. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Lakeside United Methodist Church 3738 Meridian Street, Huntsville, Al 35811.

Huntsville Chamber Music Guild presents Robert McDuffie Center for Strings

Music Robert McDuffie, violin The Robert McDuffie Center for Strings Orchestra and Margery McDuffie Whately, piano Grammy-nominated violinist Robert McDuffie enjoys a dynamic and multi-faceted career. The Robert McDuffie Center for Strings was founded as a special institute within Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music.  Enrollment is limited to 26 students: twelve violinists, six violists, six cellists and two double bassists. Students accepted to the Center receive a full-tuition University scholarship. Margery McDuffie Whatley performs from coast to coast as piano soloist and as chamber musician.  A native of Macon, Georgia, she has performed at the United States Supreme Court at the request of former Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun; at the World Congress Center in Atlanta for the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony; and at the Georgia Governor’s Mansion with her brother, Robert McDuffie, an internationally acclaimed violinist with whom she frequently collaborates. Venue/ Attraction: Trinity United Methodist Church. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.hcmg.us/2018-2019-season/robert-mcduffie-center-for-strings/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Huntsville Ghost Walk

Downtown Huntsville The Huntsville Ghost Walk will begin another chilling season on Saturday, September 1, 2018. All tours begin at Harrison Brothers Hardware Store, located at 124 South Side Square, promptly at 6 p.m. In October, we also have walking tours on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. You choose one of three guided tours through the Twickenham District, the Old Town District, or the Downtown District. Hear stories from Huntsville’s haunted past and learn why the spirits remain. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. The 90-minute trolley runs every Friday and Saturday in October at 6pm . Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for kids twelve and under. Walking tours are every Friday and Saturday in September and October. See www.huntsvilleghostwalk.com or call (256) 509-3940 for more information. Venue/ Attraction: Harrison Brothers Hardware. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Hainted: True Alabama Ghost Stories

Seasonal Based on stories the author heard as a child from his grandparents—and they’re all TRUE! (In one way or another.) Chances are you’ve never heard these stories before. A celebration of family and folklore in Alabama! Friday Oct. 5 at 7 PM Saturday Oct. 6 at 7 PM Sunday Oct. 7 at 2:30 PM Tickets are on sale at City Hall in Moulton and on Venmo @JacksonHouse-Foundation for $10 or $13 at the door. Cost: $13. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Jackson House 119 College St Moulton, Alabama 35650.

Cole Swindell & Dustin Lynch with special guest Lauren Alaina

Downtown Huntsville Each ticket purchased online for this Cole Swindell show comes with your choice of a standard CD or digital download of his new album, ALL OF IT, scheduled for release on August 17, 2018. You will receive instructions on how to redeem within 14 days of your purchase. TICKET INFO: Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. All ages require a ticket. *Plus applicable fees and service charges. Presented by Red Mountain Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Cost: $59.75, $49.75, $39.75 & 22. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 7:15 PM – 10:15 PM.

Ronnie Milsap

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. Presented by Big Spring Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $74.50, $54.50 & $44.50. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

HMCPL's 200th Birthday Party!

Downtown Huntsville The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is celebrating its Bicentennial Year (formed in 1818!) and we want to celebrate! Please join us for this FREE event at the Earlyworks Museum. The day will feature birthday cake, puppet shows, crafts and more! Illustrator Laura Murray, creator of Amazing Alabama, will be hosting a coloring workshop in the afternoon. More details to follow! Hmcpl.org/bicentennial. Venue/ Attraction: EarlyWorks Museum Complex. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:00 PM – Sunday, October 7, 2018, 5:00 AM.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal With weekend hayrides, a picturesque Pumpkin Patch, and, of course, our ever-popular Scarecrow Trail, nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden! This year, in honor of our 30th birthday and to coincide with our Gardens of Myth exhibit (now – October 31), we’re asking 30 artists, families, and businesses to create our best trail ever with “Mythical & Magical Scarecrows of Legend.” We’ll display the 30 scarecrows along the Dogwood Trail and Mathews Nature Trail. The Children’s Garden will be decorated during October with its own display of mythical and magical scarecrows (created by schoolkids), pumpkins galore, and a fun exhibit in the BOO-terfly House the last weekend of the month! In September and October, we’ll offer Weekend Hayrides on Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. And to truly get into the spirit of the season, join us for Scarecrow Trail Night Hikes on October 9, 12, 25, and 30 at 6 p.m. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autu… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 7, 2018.

The Great American Read - Madison County Editon

Social Events & More We want to know, "Which book is the best book of all time, according to Madison County residents?" Below is the list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read, hosted by PBS. Vote for one book and we will announce on Monday, October 22 which book is favored by Madison County. Results from the national poll will air on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Be sure to vote here and in the national poll: https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/vote/. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hmcpl.org//gar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Encounters: Denise Stewart-Sanabria

Museums, Studios & Galleries The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the distinctive work of this celebrated Tennessee artist. Stewart-Sanabria paints hyperrealist “portraits” of everything from animated produce to subversive jelly donuts, often reflecting on human behavior through anthropomorphic narratives. The artist is also known for her life-size figurative drawings on plywood, which are cut out, mounted on wood bases, and staged in conceptual arrangements. A native of Massachusetts, Stewart-Sanabria received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and has lived in Knoxville since 1986. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

Museums, Studios & Galleries Goblins, trolls and fairies! The Huntsville Botanical Garden welcomes the Gardens of Myth, which is sure to be amazing and send you on a mythological journey! The exhibition is a collection of incredibly realistic sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world. They range in size from tiny fairies to an incredible 25-foot dragon! Each sculpture is handmade and painted by artist Kendall R. Hart and his team. They bring a world of fantasy and wonder into the Garden. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/seasonal-festivals/#Myth. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Looking at the Collection: Nature’s Realm

Museums, Studios & Galleries The Huntsville Museum of Art is pleased to showcase a selection of artworks from its own permanent collection that explores aspects of the natural world we all inhabit. Some works are gifts from generous donors, while others were added through purchase. The Museum’s collection currently totals over 3,200 works of art, providing a rich resource for its curators to develop exhibitions such as these. Nature’s Realm focuses on contemporary works of art from the collection whose subjects reference the landscape and its flora and fauna. The exhibition highlights a range of artistic “takes” on the theme, offering the viewer the opportunity to compare and contrast differing approaches to composition, subject matter and storytelling. On view are paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and three-dimensional works in glass, metal, wood and ceramic. Works range stylistically from the hard-edged realism of Nall Hollis’ deconstructed flowers; to the softly color-drenched landscapes of George Cress; to the sheer abstra… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 7, 2018.

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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 7, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

State Wide Human Chain Against Domestic Violence

Social Events & More Be a link in the human chain against domestic violence! Join AshaKiran and other organizations across Alabama as they host their annual State-Wide Human Chain Against Domestic Violence on Sunday October 7th 2018 from 2pm to 3 pm! In recognition of October’s National Domestic Violence Awareness month, AshaKiran, the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ACADV) other non-profit organizations throughout Alabama, and colleges across the state are working together in solidarity synchronizing human chain events to occur simultaneously across the state in their own counties, on the same day, at the same time and repeat the same pledge making a stand against domestic violence - a truly positive and inspiring message to represent our state. Subsequently, our local citizens, social groups and non-profits present will link hands to form a human chain and together make the pledge to take a stand against domestic violence. Abusers keep their power with silence and secrecy - by placing a spotlight on domestic vi… Venue/ Attraction: Alabama A&M. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 7, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Blessing of the Animals

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Everyone is invited to join us for Blessing of the Animals Sunday, October 7th at 2:00 pm in the Courtyard at Church of the Nativity in downtown Huntsville. All happily leashed or carrier-contained pets are welcome to come and receive a blessing and a treat in celebration of St. Francis of Assisi. Snacks for pets and their people will be provided. We will be collecting donations of pet food for the Greater Huntsville Humane Society. Venue/ Attraction: Church of the Nativity, Episcopal. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 7, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Land Trust Guided Hike Series: Fall Colors with Lynne Weninegar

Outdoor Activities & Festivals These FREE hikes offer natural beauty and exercise for the entire family but donations to help preserve green space are accepted! You don't need fancy equipment! However, we do recommend: long pants and comfortable shoes with good tread , bottled water , hiking sticks , trail snacks , and a camera to capture the experience Dogs welcome, but must be on leads. In case of rain, hikes may be cancelled.  Please verify cancellation at landtrustnal.org or on the Land Trust of North Alabama Facebook Page (@landtrustnal). RESERVATION IS REQUIRED for all guided hikes and events. Please register at http://www.landtrustnal.org/hikes-adventures by 5 PM the Friday before weekend hikes. Please call 256-534-5263 or email questions@landtrustnal.org if you have questions or need additional information. Wade Mountain Nature Preserve (2 hours / Easy to Moderate / 2.5 miles) Enjoy the sights of Autumn on Wade Mountain as Botanist Lynne Weninegar points out how cooler temperatures affect the many beautiful plant… Venue/ Attraction: Wade Mountain Nature Preserve. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.landtrustnal.org/hikes/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 7, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 7, 2018, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Yoga First, Then Beer

Downtown Huntsville Yoga First, Then Beer! Come and enjoy Yoga with Bobbie Esther Wyso, founder and director of Huntsville's newest yoga studio in downtown HSV. $12 admission to the event and HuntsvilleYoga.onthesquare will buy your first beer." Every Sunday, 5-6 pm, October 7th-November 25th. at Straight to Ale, sponsored by YogaHuntsville.onthesquare. BYO Mat. “After challenging oneself in a deeply enriching one hour yoga class, enjoy palate- pleasing tastes of a good brew while meeting some new friends. Why leave after class to go home when we can connect with one another over a craft brew??”. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Brands (Campus 805). Cost: $12. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 7, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Hainted: True Alabama Ghost Stories

Seasonal Based on stories the author heard as a child from his grandparents—and they’re all TRUE! (In one way or another.) Chances are you’ve never heard these stories before. A celebration of family and folklore in Alabama! Friday Oct. 5 at 7 PM Saturday Oct. 6 at 7 PM Sunday Oct. 7 at 2:30 PM Tickets are on sale at City Hall in Moulton and on Venmo @JacksonHouse-Foundation for $10 or $13 at the door. Cost: $13. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, October 7, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Jackson House 119 College St Moulton, Alabama 35650.

Scarecrow Trail

Seasonal With weekend hayrides, a picturesque Pumpkin Patch, and, of course, our ever-popular Scarecrow Trail, nothing says family fun like fall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden! This year, in honor of our 30th birthday and to coincide with our Gardens of Myth exhibit (now – October 31), we’re asking 30 artists, families, and businesses to create our best trail ever with “Mythical & Magical Scarecrows of Legend.” We’ll display the 30 scarecrows along the Dogwood Trail and Mathews Nature Trail. The Children’s Garden will be decorated during October with its own display of mythical and magical scarecrows (created by schoolkids), pumpkins galore, and a fun exhibit in the BOO-terfly House the last weekend of the month! In September and October, we’ll offer Weekend Hayrides on Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. And to truly get into the spirit of the season, join us for Scarecrow Trail Night Hikes on October 9, 12, 25, and 30 at 6 p.m. Bring your camera to capture the beauty of autu… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, October 8, 2018.

The Great American Read - Madison County Editon

Social Events & More We want to know, "Which book is the best book of all time, according to Madison County residents?" Below is the list of America’s 100 most-loved books brought to you by The Great American Read, hosted by PBS. Vote for one book and we will announce on Monday, October 22 which book is favored by Madison County. Results from the national poll will air on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Be sure to vote here and in the national poll: https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/vote/. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hmcpl.org//gar. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, October 8, 2018.

Fall Break STEAM Camps

Educational & Lecture Fall Break camps are available for all students from Kindergarteners to teens at Huntsville STEAM Works, located at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment Center. Our youngest campers will enjoy Slime Time and Mad Science. Older elementary campers can explore their magical side in Camp Harry Potter or can get creative making Pixel Art with Minecraft. Teen campers can get their game on with Escape Room Madness or Dungeons & Dragons. Extended care and full day options available. Contact us or visit our web site for details! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville STEAM Works. Cost: From $150 per camp. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, October 8, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

Museums, Studios & Galleries Goblins, trolls and fairies! The Huntsville Botanical Garden welcomes the Gardens of Myth, which is sure to be amazing and send you on a mythological journey! The exhibition is a collection of incredibly realistic sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world. They range in size from tiny fairies to an incredible 25-foot dragon! Each sculpture is handmade and painted by artist Kendall R. Hart and his team. They bring a world of fantasy and wonder into the Garden. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/seasonal-festivals/#Myth. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, October 8, 2018.

Marion Military Institute Golf Tournament

Fundraisers Hit the links on Columbus Day to support the Marion Military Institute Corps of Cadets! The inaugural tournament offers a day of fun on the course featuring an 18 hole 4-man scramble, prizes, and a BBQ lunch. Win a 2018 Mustang with a hole-in-one from Woody Anderson Ford! 9:00 AM shotgun start. Venue/ Attraction: Valley Hill Country Club. Cost: $125 per player. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, October 8, 2018, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Rocket Explorer Experience Day Camp - Fall Break

Educational & Lecture Experience the excitement of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center at Rocket Explorer Experience. Activities may include the following: Take part in interactive lab activities led by our education department Experiment with International Space Station science projects Learn rocketry principles by building and launching rockets Gain an understanding of a day in the life of an astronaut Draw and design a mission patch Explore museum activities, including museum exhibits and simulators like the Mars Climbing Wall and Space Shot Learn how Huntsville took man to the moon Tuition $275.00 per child Ages 5 - 10 Register by calling 1-800-637-7223. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: $275. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, October 8, 2018, 8:00 PM – Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 5:00 AM.

Nature Ranger – “Autumn Adventures”

Downtown Huntsville Nature Rangers Camp: Make fall break an exciting adventure when you join Burritt for Fall Nature Rangers Camp.  During the week of October 8th -12th, kindergarten through 5th grade students will have a blast at our Autumn Adventures day camp. Each day, campers will be led by Burritt’s trained, CPR-certified staff.  Our teacher to camper ratio of 1:15 ensures that your child receives individualized attention during these fun-filled days of autumn crafts, learning history, hiking, nature exploration, playing games, and more. Camp days run from 9:00 to 2:00.  Students should bring their own sack lunch, but Burritt will provide a snack each day.  You may also choose to register for our extended day options with drop-off available as early as 7:45 a.m. and pickup as late as 5:30 p.m.  The cost for each day of extended day is an additional $5 each day for morning only, and additional $10 each day for afternoon only, or $15 per day for both morning and afternoon. To better fit busy families’ schedules, we o… Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, October 8, 2018, 9:00 PM – Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 2:00 AM.