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Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau

Downtown Huntsville The gorgeous Art Nouveau designs of Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) are featured in this acclaimed exhibition drawn from one of the finest private collections of the artist’s work in the United States.  Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau features 75 works by the celebrated Czech master, whose expressive and seductive imagery helped shape the aesthetics of French Art Nouveau at the turn of the 20th century. Taking inspiration from the unruly aspects of the natural world, Art Nouveau influenced art and architecture, especially in graphic work and illustration, with its sinuous lines and whiplash curves. Through rare original lithographs, proofs and drawings, as well as books, illustrations, portfolios and ephemera, the exhibition examines the broad range of Mucha’s work, which emphasizes creating a new art fit for the new century. Organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/alphonse-mucha-master-of-art-nouveau/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 25, 2019.

YAM 2019: Exhibition for Youth Art Month

Downtown Huntsville Youth Art Month is observed nationally each March to emphasize the value of art education for children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs. It is hosted each year in Huntsville by The Huntsville Museum of Art’s Museum Academy. Youth Art Month also provides a forum for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences that are not possible in other curriculum subjects. Youth Art Month is endorsed by The National Art Education Association, Alabama Art Education Association, Alabama State Department of Education, Alabama Alliance for Arts Education and locally the Huntsville-Madison County Art Education Association. This year marks the 32nd annual Youth Art Month (YAM) exhibition of student artwork on view at the Huntsville Museum of Art in the major galleries of the Museum. This exhibition showcases nearly 200 exuberant works of art by youth in kindergarten through grade 12 from Huntsville City, Madison City, Madison County, Athens City, Limestone County, Decatur City,… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/yam-209-exhibition-for-youth-art-month/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 25, 2019.

"The Wild" Chinese Lantern Festival at the Huntsville Botanical Garden

Outdoor Activities & Festivals It’s the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s biggest exhibit to date! Boasting more than 800 illuminated lantern displays of wildlife from around the world (and dinosaurs!), this festival will provide a stunning visual exhibition of Chinese art and culture. Other festival activities will include Chinese shadow puppetry, live Kung Fu and martial arts performances, and a marketplace featuring authentic Chinese folk arts and crafts. DAYTIME HOURS: 9 a.m. until Garden closing EVENING HOURS (Wednesday – Sunday Only): Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with last admission taken at 9:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/things-to-do/lanterns/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

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

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Board Game Day

Social Events & More We always have a variety of games to play, so come and play something new or bring your own games to share! This is a free event open to everybody. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Younger children should be accompanied by an adult. Venue/ Attraction: Athens-Limestone County Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 25, 2019, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Biergarten Stein & Dine!

Museums, Studios & Galleries Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Saturn V Hall in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration every Thursday* at 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. starting in March, 2019 for the German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. It’s family-friendly and leashed dogs are welcome on our Apollo Terrace and in Apollo Courtyard.** Admission is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase. While you’re here for Biergarten, enjoy a special after-hours presentation in our brand new state-of-the-art INTUITIVE® Planetarium. Shows are at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Click here for show and ticket information. To support our local community, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is featuring a nonprofit organization each week, and a portion of food sales that evening will be donated to the organization. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 25, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

$5 After 5P at the Huntsville Museum of Art

Downtown Huntsville Enjoy art, wine, culture and cuisine, every Thursday night! Join us Thursday evenings from 5p-8p, when admission to the Huntsville Museum of Art is only $5! For your added enjoyment, a glass of wine will be available for $5! Live music will also be included, so be sure to check the Facebook event page to see who’s performing. After touring the galleries, stroll to Pane E Vino where Museum guests may enjoy a special menu item every Thursday from 5p – 9p. Make sure to show them your Museum admission sticker! Gather your friends, family or plan your next date night in #downtownhuntsville and enjoy artwork by regional and international artists! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: $5. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/321040655294650/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 25, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Yoga @ the Library

Health & Wellness Kerry Porter will begin a six-week course of free introductory yoga classes at the Athens-Limestone County Public Library, 603 S. Jefferson St. Students will spend time going over basic alignment and breathing techniques that can be utilized in home practices, and as entry points for focus in the yoga classes they may already be attending. Each participant will receive written/drawn practices for home. These practices are moderately paced and gentle. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Kerry at 256-975-6820 or kerrydporter@yahoo.com. Venue/ Attraction: Athens-Limestone County Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 25, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

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, April 25, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. InnerSpace Brewing Co 2414 Clinton Ave W Huntsville, AL 35805.

Thing Thursday Demo - Learn to Compost

Educational & Lecture With spring around the corner, everyone is invited to come and learn about how to start your own compost at home. Huntsville STEAM Works is excited to host Kathy Gardner for a free composting demo for this Thing Thursday! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

2019 Champagne Buffet

Fundraisers Join us for a memorable evening of music, fabulous fare and fun at Burritt on the Mountain’s Champagne Buffet.  This fundraiser for the Burritt Education department will kick off the 2019 City Lights and Stars concert season. Come for an evening at the Lloyd House, home of Dr. and Mrs. Ron Collins, and enjoy the sounds of Huntsville’s In the Mood Quartet.  After the concert enjoy a Champagne Buffet prepared by Belle Fleur.  All donations are appreciated and support our educational programming. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/2019-champagne-buffet/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Open Mic/Live Karaoke at WYWB

Social Events & More Open Mic/Karaoke Fusion: Join us for an unique experience where open mic meets live karaoke, hosted by "SteveO" Johnson, every Thursday night. Play an instrument and/or sing? The stage is yours! SteveO will accompany on piano if you like or play it solo if you prefer. Don't play an instrument but love to sing? SteveO has a large catalog of great songs to choose from to sing while he plays along. Crowd participation is encouraged as well! Wish You Were Beer has over 40 great craft beers to choose from, as well as ciders, meads, and wines. So come out and have some fun with us! Venue/ Attraction: Wish You Were Beer - Campus 805. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Special Collections Tour

Educational & Lecture Come and see our library's genealogical treasures and learn how to access them: newly-organized manuscript collections, rare books, and their digital archives, plus the under-utilized files and photographs of interest to north Alabama researchers. This program will be held 7:00-8:00pm, April 25, at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 1st Floor meeting room (immediately to the right upon entering the library’s front door), 915 Monroe St. Huntsville. The event is free; advance registration is not required. TVGS is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting interest in genealogical research. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in genealogical research, novice and expert alike. We hold meetings quarterly that are open to the public and include presentations on topics of interest, and sponsor one regional event each year. All are welcome, so please come join us! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 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, April 25, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau

Downtown Huntsville The gorgeous Art Nouveau designs of Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) are featured in this acclaimed exhibition drawn from one of the finest private collections of the artist’s work in the United States.  Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau features 75 works by the celebrated Czech master, whose expressive and seductive imagery helped shape the aesthetics of French Art Nouveau at the turn of the 20th century. Taking inspiration from the unruly aspects of the natural world, Art Nouveau influenced art and architecture, especially in graphic work and illustration, with its sinuous lines and whiplash curves. Through rare original lithographs, proofs and drawings, as well as books, illustrations, portfolios and ephemera, the exhibition examines the broad range of Mucha’s work, which emphasizes creating a new art fit for the new century. Organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/alphonse-mucha-master-of-art-nouveau/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 26, 2019.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 26, 2019.

Panolply Arts Festival

Downtown Huntsville Panoply is the Southeast’s premier arts weekend where Huntsville’s innovative spark shines through a festival of art, music and more in downtown’s Big Spring Park. Panoply hours: Friday, April 26 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Art Marketplace closes at 7:30 p.m.) Sunday, April 28 from 11:00 – 6:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park. Cost: Day passes: $10 and Weekend passes: $18 Kids 12 and under get in free! Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.artshuntsville.org/panoply-arts-festival/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 26, 2019.

YAM 2019: Exhibition for Youth Art Month

Downtown Huntsville Youth Art Month is observed nationally each March to emphasize the value of art education for children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs. It is hosted each year in Huntsville by The Huntsville Museum of Art’s Museum Academy. Youth Art Month also provides a forum for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences that are not possible in other curriculum subjects. Youth Art Month is endorsed by The National Art Education Association, Alabama Art Education Association, Alabama State Department of Education, Alabama Alliance for Arts Education and locally the Huntsville-Madison County Art Education Association. This year marks the 32nd annual Youth Art Month (YAM) exhibition of student artwork on view at the Huntsville Museum of Art in the major galleries of the Museum. This exhibition showcases nearly 200 exuberant works of art by youth in kindergarten through grade 12 from Huntsville City, Madison City, Madison County, Athens City, Limestone County, Decatur City,… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/yam-209-exhibition-for-youth-art-month/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 26, 2019.

"The Wild" Chinese Lantern Festival at the Huntsville Botanical Garden

Outdoor Activities & Festivals It’s the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s biggest exhibit to date! Boasting more than 800 illuminated lantern displays of wildlife from around the world (and dinosaurs!), this festival will provide a stunning visual exhibition of Chinese art and culture. Other festival activities will include Chinese shadow puppetry, live Kung Fu and martial arts performances, and a marketplace featuring authentic Chinese folk arts and crafts. DAYTIME HOURS: 9 a.m. until Garden closing EVENING HOURS (Wednesday – Sunday Only): Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with last admission taken at 9:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/things-to-do/lanterns/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 26, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

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

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 26, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 26, 2019.

RISE Networking Event

Social Events & More R.I.S.E. is a FREE Networking group, designed with a goal to help small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs network and connect with one another. We typically meet every other Friday morning from 7:45 to 9:00 am. Our format is simple, we begin with a few opening remarks, introductions, business and community announcements, our featured presentation, and we end around 8:45, with time for networking! Coffee and pastries are usually ready around 7:30 am! This event is open to all to attend. There is no required membership or registration! Bring a friend, a coworker, a job seeker, student, retiree or anyone looking to connect with other like-minded professionals. Venue/ Attraction: Calhoun Community College - Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:45 AM – 8:45 AM.

Computer Basics

Educational & Lecture Ready for some more advanced computer apps and techniques? Dawn will lead you through intermediate computer skills with lots of one-on-one instruction. No registration required, but seating is limited to 25 people. Venue/ Attraction: Athens-Limestone County Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 26, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 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, April 26, 2019, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Aaron Bradley at Good Company Cafe

South Huntsville Aaron Bradley is coming to Good Company Cafe! Yessssss. You'll love his beautiful voice and southern set. Check him out on facebook at Aaron Bradley Music. Come snag a beer or a glass of wine #ingoodcompany while you enjoy local music at your favorite cafe on Friday, April 26. Venue/ Attraction: Good Company Cafe. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 26, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Concert on the Dock: Taylor Hunnicutt

Downtown Huntsville Contact; mattbakula@lowemill.net 256-533-0399 Join us for Concerts on the Dock with Taylor Hunnicutt! Taylor Hunnicutt is a singer and songwriter based in Birmingham, Alabama. With roots in Blues, Soul, Country and Americana, Taylor’s performances cross genre lines and give audiences a unique and authentic storytelling experience. “With a voice that sounds like Stevie Nicks if she had been raised in the Black Belt, Hunnicutt bends genres between country, soul, blues and rock but settles sweetly in the Americana style of Tift Merritt, Ryan Adams or Amanda Shires.” – Michael Tomberlin, Alabama News Center This year marks our 11th annual Concerts on the Dock and it is sure to live up to it’s longevity! As per every proceeding year we will continue to strive to bring our music loving community the freshest sounds available without sacrificing quality for quantity. Our mission is to bring all who attend the best in local, regional, and national acts they simply would not see anywhere else in town and… Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: $5 parking. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://taylorhunnicutt.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Spring Fling Market

Fundraisers Junior League of Morgan County is pleased to announce the inaugural Spring Fling Market fundraiser, benefiting The Albany Clinic, an outpatient clinic of the Mental Health Center of North Central Alabama Inc. and PACT - Parents and Children Together. Spring Fling Premier - Friday 6:00-9:00 PM -Diamond Raffle Presented by Jamie Hood Jewelers -Beach Vacation Raffle + Many More -Cash bar + hors d'oeuvres - VIP entry swag bags for the first 100 tickets sold -Includes entry for Saturday & Sunday General Admission: $10 Saturday 10:00 AM- 7:00 PM General Admission: $10 Sunday 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM For vendor inquiries, please visit the following website and select the vendors tab to apply: www.springflingmarket.com. Venue/ Attraction: Ingalls Harbor. Event Web Link: https://www.springflingmarket.com/tickets. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Cove Fest

Outdoor Activities & Festivals GrowCove presents Cove Fest! A two-day event filled with community, food, music and a movie. Join us for this free event at the future site of the City Park on Taylor Road. Venue/ Attraction: Future City Park. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 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 April 26th from 6-8 PM. View and shop the exhibiting works all while touring our expansive facility, home to more than 200 working artists and makers. Each cycle brings in an array of regional artists, showcasing various mediums and techniques. Featuring work by: +Alabama Women's Caucus for Art +Kristy Jane From-Brown +Micah Gregg +Lowe Mill A&E Tenants +Jane Philips +Tiril. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.lowemill.net/exhibitions/. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1172349766258791/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Opening Reception for Threshold: Works by Jane Philips

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join Jane at the opening reception of her solo show "Threshold" The reception is Friday, April 26 from 6 - 8pm in the North Floor Gallery at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment. Refreshments will be served and the artist will be present. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Spring Jazz & Wine Dinner

Social Events & More Join us at our table for a wonderful five course Spring dinner prepared by Chef Rick Vonk of Rooftop Dinners. Each course will be paired with a wine and presented by Sommelier Will Jones of International Wines. Fabulous food, amazing wine and live Jazz played by Eric Rogers will make for an unforgettable Spring evening at Burritt. Chef Rick Vonk, Personal Chef and creator of Huntsville Rooftop Dinners, shares his passion for deep flavors and bringing people together through food making any gathering a celebration. It will be an exquisite dining experience you don’t want to miss. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $95. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/2chefs-spring-dinner/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Madison Academy Performing Arts Presents: GODSPELL, the Musical

Performing Arts & Film Come join us for an exciting fun-filled night filled of music and family as Madison Academy presents their production of GODSPELL. Be a witness as this amazing cast transforms the Performance Center and brings the Gospel according to Matthew to life in a way never seen before. Tickets available online at macademy.org (Adults = $10.00 // Students & Kids: $5.00) and at the Box Office: Adults $12.00 // Students & Kids $5.00. Venue/ Attraction: Madison Academy Performance Center. Cost: Adults = $10.00 // Students and Kids: $5.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Fantasy Playhouse presents Ramona Quimby

Downtown Huntsville Ramona Quimby – Directed by  Ronda Shickles April 19-21 & April 26-28, 2019 at the VBC Playhouse            Imaginative Ramona Quimby is ready to tackle the third grade, but she’ll need all the help she can get! The new school year brings big surprises; but with the Quimby family’s cooperation and creativity, Ramona learns growing up can be as dramatic as anything she pretends! Based on the children’s classics by Beverly Cleary, audiences are sure to enjoy their time on Klickitat Street.   Recommended for all ages. Friday Nights at 7pm                                                                                                   Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30 & 5pm Single Tickets $15 each or $13 as part of our 58th Season Subscription Series. Group Discounts for 10 or more. Adapted by Len Jenkin from the Ramona Books by Beverly Cleary. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $15 each or $13 as part of our 58th Season Subscription Series. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://fantasyplayhouse.com/our-season/current-season/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Travis Tritt: Outlaws and Renegades Tour

Downtown Huntsville Other Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. *Plus applicable fees and service charges. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Cost: $62, $56.50 & $36.50. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Spring Family Movie Nights at Madison

Kids Join us on the patio of the Madison Public Library for family movie nights this spring! April 26- The Princess Bride May 3- Captain Underpants May 17- Shrek. Venue/ Attraction: Madison Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/339444380012283. Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

WYWB Live! DPC Musik

Music Come check out the smooth sounds of DPC Musik. An accomplished musician, vocalist, and writer, "DaPromiseChild" brings a great mix of R&B, blues, soul, and hip hop. If you're a fan of Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and Al Green, you'll love DPC! Wish You Were Beer has over 40 great craft beers to choose from, as well as ciders, meads, and wines. So come out and have some fun with us! Venue/ Attraction: Wish You Were Beer - Campus 805. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, April 26, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 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, April 26, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Panolply Arts Festival

Downtown Huntsville Panoply is the Southeast’s premier arts weekend where Huntsville’s innovative spark shines through a festival of art, music and more in downtown’s Big Spring Park. Panoply hours: Friday, April 26 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Art Marketplace closes at 7:30 p.m.) Sunday, April 28 from 11:00 – 6:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park. Cost: Day passes: $10 and Weekend passes: $18 Kids 12 and under get in free! Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.artshuntsville.org/panoply-arts-festival/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019.

YAM 2019: Exhibition for Youth Art Month

Downtown Huntsville Youth Art Month is observed nationally each March to emphasize the value of art education for children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs. It is hosted each year in Huntsville by The Huntsville Museum of Art’s Museum Academy. Youth Art Month also provides a forum for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences that are not possible in other curriculum subjects. Youth Art Month is endorsed by The National Art Education Association, Alabama Art Education Association, Alabama State Department of Education, Alabama Alliance for Arts Education and locally the Huntsville-Madison County Art Education Association. This year marks the 32nd annual Youth Art Month (YAM) exhibition of student artwork on view at the Huntsville Museum of Art in the major galleries of the Museum. This exhibition showcases nearly 200 exuberant works of art by youth in kindergarten through grade 12 from Huntsville City, Madison City, Madison County, Athens City, Limestone County, Decatur City,… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/yam-209-exhibition-for-youth-art-month/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019.

"The Wild" Chinese Lantern Festival at the Huntsville Botanical Garden

Outdoor Activities & Festivals It’s the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s biggest exhibit to date! Boasting more than 800 illuminated lantern displays of wildlife from around the world (and dinosaurs!), this festival will provide a stunning visual exhibition of Chinese art and culture. Other festival activities will include Chinese shadow puppetry, live Kung Fu and martial arts performances, and a marketplace featuring authentic Chinese folk arts and crafts. DAYTIME HOURS: 9 a.m. until Garden closing EVENING HOURS (Wednesday – Sunday Only): Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with last admission taken at 9:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/things-to-do/lanterns/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Wings Over Courtland

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Join us as we transform our town and sit back in time to the 1940s. Enjoy music of the era, while dining on treats from the time. Strolling down the street ever recreated town Complete with antique cars and 48-star flag flying. Join in as we honor our veterans with the parade, honor program, flyover. Enjoy the fashion show, and a swing dance lessons . Conclude the evening with dinner a show and a swing dance Under the Stars. Are mini exhibits and informational talks throughout the day dealing with life in the 1940s in rural North Alabama during World War II. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Dinner tickets are $15 per person, veterans eat free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019. Downtown Courtland, Alabama.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

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

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Girl Scout Day

Museums, Studios & Galleries $20 INCLUDES: Museum admission Scout Patch NEW: “Apollo: When We Went to the Moon” Exhibit “ISS: Science on Orbit” Exhibit Smithsonian Spark!Lab Museum Simulators (weather permitting) Space-themed activities (Activities can be used toward Badge requirements.) *U.S. Space & Rocket Center will not issue Badges. Activities are based on Badge requirements and can be used toward earning Badge at troop leader’s discretion. Discounted movies and planetarium shows can be added at the ticket desk. Space is limited Reserve Your Spot NOW! Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-04-27/girl-scout-day. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Kidney Walk

Fundraisers The Alabama Kidney Foundation's annual Kidney Walk is the Foundation's premier event in raising funding for programs and services provided for kidney patients in North Alabama. The event will include door prizes, food and beverages, live entertainment, a children's area and much more! Admission is free; however, a donation is greatly appreciated! Venue/ Attraction: Randolph School Drake Campus. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Talus Trail to Alum Cave Hike 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! RESERVATION IS REQUIRED for guided hikes at landtrustnal.org/hikes. Please register by 5 PM on Friday before weekend hikes. The Land Trust office is closed on Saturdays & Sundays. Please call 256-534-5263 or email questions@landtrustnal.org if you need additional information. Talus Trail to Alum Cave Hike with Mike Dalen Explore nearly all of Green Mountain Nature Preserve - including the over 3 miles of recently added trails - with Land Trust Board Member Mike Dalen. This hike is rated difficult due to steep elevation changes and rocky trails, but the sights and features you’ll discover along the way are worth it! (3 hours / Difficult /5 miles) Location: Green Mountain Nature Preserve (Alum Hollow Trailhead) - 13800 South Shawdee Road, Huntsville, AL 35803 Sign up for this hike at landtrustnal.org/hikes You don’t need fancy equipment! However, we do recommend: long pants… Venue/ Attraction: Green Mountian Nature Preserve - Alum Hollow Trail. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://landtrustnal.org/hikes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Spring Fling Market

Fundraisers Junior League of Morgan County is pleased to announce the inaugural Spring Fling Market fundraiser, benefiting The Albany Clinic, an outpatient clinic of the Mental Health Center of North Central Alabama Inc. and PACT - Parents and Children Together. Spring Fling Premier - Friday 6:00-9:00 PM -Diamond Raffle Presented by Jamie Hood Jewelers -Beach Vacation Raffle + Many More -Cash bar + hors d'oeuvres - VIP entry swag bags for the first 100 tickets sold -Includes entry for Saturday & Sunday General Admission: $10 Saturday 10:00 AM- 7:00 PM General Admission: $10 Sunday 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM For vendor inquiries, please visit the following website and select the vendors tab to apply: www.springflingmarket.com. Venue/ Attraction: Ingalls Harbor. Event Web Link: https://www.springflingmarket.com/tickets. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

Art on the Lake

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Held alongside beautiful Lake Guntersville, this event features over 130 fine artists and craftsmen from throughout the southeast and beyond.  In addition, there are food vendors, outdoor games and rides, and a bake shop...FUN for the entire family! This year's Art on the Lake is an official Alabama Bicentennial event and will feature many Alabama artist and Alabama themed fine arts and crafts. ​Saturday 10 AM -5 PM; Sunday 10 AM-4 PM Admission is $2 for ages 13 and older RAIN OR SHINE Unfortunately, no pets are allowed. Sponsored by the Twenty-First Century Club of Guntersville, Art on the Lake promotes the arts while benefiting a scholarship program for local high school graduates. Venue/ Attraction: Guntersville Parks & Recreational Center. Cost: Admission is $2 for ages 13 and older. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Madison

Educational & Lecture Enjoy a free, guided historic walking tour through historic Downtown Madison, Alabama. Hear stories about the area's history and architectural styles. Tour guide: TBD Wear comfortable shoes & dress according to the weather forecast - we'll walk rain or shine as long as it isn't stormy! Location: Madison Historic District Address: The Madison tour departs from the Little Roundhouse Gazebo in downtown Madison Phone: (256) 551-2230 Admission: No admission charged. Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Madison Gazebo. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Fantasy Playhouse presents Ramona Quimby

Downtown Huntsville Ramona Quimby – Directed by  Ronda Shickles April 19-21 & April 26-28, 2019 at the VBC Playhouse            Imaginative Ramona Quimby is ready to tackle the third grade, but she’ll need all the help she can get! The new school year brings big surprises; but with the Quimby family’s cooperation and creativity, Ramona learns growing up can be as dramatic as anything she pretends! Based on the children’s classics by Beverly Cleary, audiences are sure to enjoy their time on Klickitat Street.   Recommended for all ages. Friday Nights at 7pm                                                                                                   Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30 & 5pm Single Tickets $15 each or $13 as part of our 58th Season Subscription Series. Group Discounts for 10 or more. Adapted by Len Jenkin from the Ramona Books by Beverly Cleary. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $15 each or $13 as part of our 58th Season Subscription Series. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://fantasyplayhouse.com/our-season/current-season/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Guided Tour of the Historic Park

Museums, Studios & Galleries Each Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 take a guided tour of the Historic Park. Learn about the structures, artifacts and families who lived in each of our historic homes. Meet your guide at the gate entering the Historic Park (in front of Eddins House). Tour included with admission. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

1818 Farms Digital Photography Class

Educational & Lecture Join Olivia Reed for an afternoon of fun at 1818 Farms as she presents her Basic Digital Photography Class. Olivia will go over camera basics, shooting in manual, selecting the right lenses to maximize quality, composition, memory cards, computer programs and more. Bring your digital SLR camera and lenses for a hands on experience in manual mode. Once the basics are covered, step outside on the farm for an outdoor shooting experience. There will be two different class options: animals & botanicals. A box supper will be served at each class. No formal training required, just a digital camera and a love of photography! Venue/ Attraction: 1818 Farms. Cost: $150. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Cove Fest

Outdoor Activities & Festivals GrowCove presents Cove Fest! A two-day event filled with community, food, music and a movie. Join us for this free event at the future site of the City Park on Taylor Road. Venue/ Attraction: Future City Park. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Fantasy Playhouse presents Ramona Quimby

Downtown Huntsville Ramona Quimby – Directed by  Ronda Shickles April 19-21 & April 26-28, 2019 at the VBC Playhouse            Imaginative Ramona Quimby is ready to tackle the third grade, but she’ll need all the help she can get! The new school year brings big surprises; but with the Quimby family’s cooperation and creativity, Ramona learns growing up can be as dramatic as anything she pretends! Based on the children’s classics by Beverly Cleary, audiences are sure to enjoy their time on Klickitat Street.   Recommended for all ages. Friday Nights at 7pm                                                                                                   Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30 & 5pm Single Tickets $15 each or $13 as part of our 58th Season Subscription Series. Group Discounts for 10 or more. Adapted by Len Jenkin from the Ramona Books by Beverly Cleary. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $15 each or $13 as part of our 58th Season Subscription Series. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://fantasyplayhouse.com/our-season/current-season/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

The Black Jacket Symphony presents: Journey's Escape + Greatest Hits

Downtown Huntsville Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing - Under the Rocket

Music Celebrate the contributions from Huntsville with artists originating in Huntsville. HCMG has commissioned a new work especially for the occasion, and excerpts from Journey to the Moon and piano pieces by Von Braun himself are on the program. Special pricing for a concert and dinner package. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: $30 Concert , $50 Dinner & Concert. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.hcmg.us/apollo50-celebration/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Madison Academy Performing Arts Presents: GODSPELL, the Musical

Performing Arts & Film Come join us for an exciting fun-filled night filled of music and family as Madison Academy presents their production of GODSPELL. Be a witness as this amazing cast transforms the Performance Center and brings the Gospel according to Matthew to life in a way never seen before. Tickets available online at macademy.org (Adults = $10.00 // Students & Kids: $5.00) and at the Box Office: Adults $12.00 // Students & Kids $5.00. Venue/ Attraction: Madison Academy Performance Center. Cost: Adults = $10.00 // Students and Kids: $5.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

WYWB Live! Seconhand Smoke

Downtown Huntsville Huntsville veteran musicians Gabe Larose (guitar/vocals) and Rob Nelson (cajon/keys/vocals) team up for a great night of music. Come join us! Wish You Were Beer has over 40 great craft beers to choose from, as well as ciders, meads, and wines. So come out and have some fun with us! Venue/ Attraction: Wish You Were Beer - Campus 805. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

The Black Jacket Symphony presents: Journey's Escape + Greatest Hits

Downtown Huntsville Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau

Downtown Huntsville The gorgeous Art Nouveau designs of Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) are featured in this acclaimed exhibition drawn from one of the finest private collections of the artist’s work in the United States.  Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau features 75 works by the celebrated Czech master, whose expressive and seductive imagery helped shape the aesthetics of French Art Nouveau at the turn of the 20th century. Taking inspiration from the unruly aspects of the natural world, Art Nouveau influenced art and architecture, especially in graphic work and illustration, with its sinuous lines and whiplash curves. Through rare original lithographs, proofs and drawings, as well as books, illustrations, portfolios and ephemera, the exhibition examines the broad range of Mucha’s work, which emphasizes creating a new art fit for the new century. Organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/alphonse-mucha-master-of-art-nouveau/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 28, 2019.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 28, 2019.

Panolply Arts Festival

Downtown Huntsville Panoply is the Southeast’s premier arts weekend where Huntsville’s innovative spark shines through a festival of art, music and more in downtown’s Big Spring Park. Panoply hours: Friday, April 26 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Art Marketplace closes at 7:30 p.m.) Sunday, April 28 from 11:00 – 6:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park. Cost: Day passes: $10 and Weekend passes: $18 Kids 12 and under get in free! Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.artshuntsville.org/panoply-arts-festival/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 28, 2019.

YAM 2019: Exhibition for Youth Art Month

Downtown Huntsville Youth Art Month is observed nationally each March to emphasize the value of art education for children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs. It is hosted each year in Huntsville by The Huntsville Museum of Art’s Museum Academy. Youth Art Month also provides a forum for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences that are not possible in other curriculum subjects. Youth Art Month is endorsed by The National Art Education Association, Alabama Art Education Association, Alabama State Department of Education, Alabama Alliance for Arts Education and locally the Huntsville-Madison County Art Education Association. This year marks the 32nd annual Youth Art Month (YAM) exhibition of student artwork on view at the Huntsville Museum of Art in the major galleries of the Museum. This exhibition showcases nearly 200 exuberant works of art by youth in kindergarten through grade 12 from Huntsville City, Madison City, Madison County, Athens City, Limestone County, Decatur City,… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/yam-209-exhibition-for-youth-art-month/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 28, 2019.

"The Wild" Chinese Lantern Festival at the Huntsville Botanical Garden

Outdoor Activities & Festivals It’s the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s biggest exhibit to date! Boasting more than 800 illuminated lantern displays of wildlife from around the world (and dinosaurs!), this festival will provide a stunning visual exhibition of Chinese art and culture. Other festival activities will include Chinese shadow puppetry, live Kung Fu and martial arts performances, and a marketplace featuring authentic Chinese folk arts and crafts. DAYTIME HOURS: 9 a.m. until Garden closing EVENING HOURS (Wednesday – Sunday Only): Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with last admission taken at 9:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/things-to-do/lanterns/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 28, 2019.

Wings Over Courtland

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Join us as we transform our town and sit back in time to the 1940s. Enjoy music of the era, while dining on treats from the time. Strolling down the street ever recreated town Complete with antique cars and 48-star flag flying. Join in as we honor our veterans with the parade, honor program, flyover. Enjoy the fashion show, and a swing dance lessons . Conclude the evening with dinner a show and a swing dance Under the Stars. Are mini exhibits and informational talks throughout the day dealing with life in the 1940s in rural North Alabama during World War II. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Dinner tickets are $15 per person, veterans eat free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Downtown Courtland, Alabama.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

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

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 28, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 28, 2019.

Art on the Lake

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Held alongside beautiful Lake Guntersville, this event features over 130 fine artists and craftsmen from throughout the southeast and beyond.  In addition, there are food vendors, outdoor games and rides, and a bake shop...FUN for the entire family! This year's Art on the Lake is an official Alabama Bicentennial event and will feature many Alabama artist and Alabama themed fine arts and crafts. ​Saturday 10 AM -5 PM; Sunday 10 AM-4 PM Admission is $2 for ages 13 and older RAIN OR SHINE Unfortunately, no pets are allowed. Sponsored by the Twenty-First Century Club of Guntersville, Art on the Lake promotes the arts while benefiting a scholarship program for local high school graduates. Venue/ Attraction: Guntersville Parks & Recreational Center. Cost: Admission is $2 for ages 13 and older. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

2019 Rescheduled Egg Drop at Sharon Johnston Park

Social Events & More Due to inclement weather, the 2019 Egg Drop at Sharon Johnston Park has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 28th. Gate 5 will open at 1:00 pm. First egg drop (ages 5 and under) at 2:00 pm with the second drop (ages 6-10) at 2:30 pm. Venue/ Attraction: Sharon Johnston Park. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Donations accepted. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Spring Fling Market

Fundraisers Junior League of Morgan County is pleased to announce the inaugural Spring Fling Market fundraiser, benefiting The Albany Clinic, an outpatient clinic of the Mental Health Center of North Central Alabama Inc. and PACT - Parents and Children Together. Spring Fling Premier - Friday 6:00-9:00 PM -Diamond Raffle Presented by Jamie Hood Jewelers -Beach Vacation Raffle + Many More -Cash bar + hors d'oeuvres - VIP entry swag bags for the first 100 tickets sold -Includes entry for Saturday & Sunday General Admission: $10 Saturday 10:00 AM- 7:00 PM General Admission: $10 Sunday 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM For vendor inquiries, please visit the following website and select the vendors tab to apply: www.springflingmarket.com. Venue/ Attraction: Ingalls Harbor. Event Web Link: https://www.springflingmarket.com/tickets. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Fantasy Playhouse presents Ramona Quimby

Downtown Huntsville Ramona Quimby – Directed by  Ronda Shickles April 19-21 & April 26-28, 2019 at the VBC Playhouse            Imaginative Ramona Quimby is ready to tackle the third grade, but she’ll need all the help she can get! The new school year brings big surprises; but with the Quimby family’s cooperation and creativity, Ramona learns growing up can be as dramatic as anything she pretends! Based on the children’s classics by Beverly Cleary, audiences are sure to enjoy their time on Klickitat Street.   Recommended for all ages. Friday Nights at 7pm                                                                                                   Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30 & 5pm Single Tickets $15 each or $13 as part of our 58th Season Subscription Series. Group Discounts for 10 or more. Adapted by Len Jenkin from the Ramona Books by Beverly Cleary. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $15 each or $13 as part of our 58th Season Subscription Series. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://fantasyplayhouse.com/our-season/current-season/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Tree Identification Hike with Callie Schweitzer

Outdoor Activities & Festivals These FREE hikes offer natural beauty and exercise for the entire family but donations to help preserve green space are accepted! RESERVATION IS REQUIRED for guided hikes at landtrustnal.org/hikes. Please register by 5 PM on Friday before weekend hikes. The Land Trust office is closed on Saturdays & Sundays. Please call 256-534-5263 or email questions@landtrustnal.org if you need additional information. Tree Identification Hike with Callie Schweitzer  The newest trails on Blevins Gap Nature Preserve showcase a variety of trees to explore! Sweetgum? Chittamwood? Maple? You’ll know the difference after an afternoon learning how to identify some of our native species with Forester Callie Schweitzer. (2 hours/ Moderate to Difficult - due to elevation changes / 1.5 miles) Location: Blevins Gap Nature Preserve (Walsingham Trailhead) – From Cecil Ashburn headed east toward Hampton Cove, turn left at Donegal Drive then left onto Walsingham. Park on left side of the road near the trailhead. Sign up for this… Venue/ Attraction: Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: http://landtrustnal.org/hikes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 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, April 28, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Alabama Storytellers II presented by Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

Music Music Director and Conductor: Gregory Vajda Dvořák Five Bagatelles Dvořák Dumka and Furianty Milhaud La création du monde. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.hso.org/concerts/alabama-storytellers-ii/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Fantasy Playhouse presents Ramona Quimby

Downtown Huntsville Ramona Quimby – Directed by  Ronda Shickles April 19-21 & April 26-28, 2019 at the VBC Playhouse            Imaginative Ramona Quimby is ready to tackle the third grade, but she’ll need all the help she can get! The new school year brings big surprises; but with the Quimby family’s cooperation and creativity, Ramona learns growing up can be as dramatic as anything she pretends! Based on the children’s classics by Beverly Cleary, audiences are sure to enjoy their time on Klickitat Street.   Recommended for all ages. Friday Nights at 7pm                                                                                                   Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30 & 5pm Single Tickets $15 each or $13 as part of our 58th Season Subscription Series. Group Discounts for 10 or more. Adapted by Len Jenkin from the Ramona Books by Beverly Cleary. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $15 each or $13 as part of our 58th Season Subscription Series. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://fantasyplayhouse.com/our-season/current-season/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

The Original Tams with special guest Chris Simmons

Downtown Huntsville Please call 256.261.1370 for tickets. Benefiting the Firefighters Association. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Cost: $28. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, April 28, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

"The Wild" Chinese Lantern Festival at the Huntsville Botanical Garden

Outdoor Activities & Festivals It’s the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s biggest exhibit to date! Boasting more than 800 illuminated lantern displays of wildlife from around the world (and dinosaurs!), this festival will provide a stunning visual exhibition of Chinese art and culture. Other festival activities will include Chinese shadow puppetry, live Kung Fu and martial arts performances, and a marketplace featuring authentic Chinese folk arts and crafts. DAYTIME HOURS: 9 a.m. until Garden closing EVENING HOURS (Wednesday – Sunday Only): Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with last admission taken at 9:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/things-to-do/lanterns/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, April 29, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

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

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, April 29, 2019.

Triathlon 201 Kickoff

Health & Wellness Join us 4/19 for the Tri 201 kickoff. We will go over program details, meet coaches and race director. This is an olympic distance triathlon training program. Venue/ Attraction: Fleet Feet Sports. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, April 29, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Mean Girls Trivia

Social Events & More Mean Girls Trivia with specialty cocktails and themed prizes! Venue/ Attraction: Yellowhammer's Lost Highway Bierhall. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, April 29, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau

Downtown Huntsville The gorgeous Art Nouveau designs of Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) are featured in this acclaimed exhibition drawn from one of the finest private collections of the artist’s work in the United States.  Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau features 75 works by the celebrated Czech master, whose expressive and seductive imagery helped shape the aesthetics of French Art Nouveau at the turn of the 20th century. Taking inspiration from the unruly aspects of the natural world, Art Nouveau influenced art and architecture, especially in graphic work and illustration, with its sinuous lines and whiplash curves. Through rare original lithographs, proofs and drawings, as well as books, illustrations, portfolios and ephemera, the exhibition examines the broad range of Mucha’s work, which emphasizes creating a new art fit for the new century. Organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/alphonse-mucha-master-of-art-nouveau/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

"The Wild" Chinese Lantern Festival at the Huntsville Botanical Garden

Outdoor Activities & Festivals It’s the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s biggest exhibit to date! Boasting more than 800 illuminated lantern displays of wildlife from around the world (and dinosaurs!), this festival will provide a stunning visual exhibition of Chinese art and culture. Other festival activities will include Chinese shadow puppetry, live Kung Fu and martial arts performances, and a marketplace featuring authentic Chinese folk arts and crafts. DAYTIME HOURS: 9 a.m. until Garden closing EVENING HOURS (Wednesday – Sunday Only): Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with last admission taken at 9:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/things-to-do/lanterns/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

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

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

The Civilian Conservation Corps. in Madison Country

Educational & Lecture Madison County was home to three Civilian Conservation Corps camps in the late 1930's and early 1940's We’ll look at how these camps were organized and the impact of their various projects on our community. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 10:00 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, April 30, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Game Night

Social Events & More Bring your friends and your favorite game enjoy beer and board games at Straight to Ale. Board & Brew will be on site with great games for all ages available to rent (everything from classic family games to niche strategy games). Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Brands (Campus 805). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Beginning Mandarin Chinese

Educational & Lecture This FREE continuing education class will teach the basics of the Mandarin Chinese language, with an emphasis on spoken language and conversation. Participants will learn proper "tone" usage, essential vocabulary, simple sentences, common expressions and everyday greetings. No text book is required. Materials will be provided. Registration is required. Participants must be 18 years or older. To register, send an email to odees@aamu.edu or call 256.372.5753. Venue/ Attraction: Alabama A&M. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM.

Genelaogy Class

Educational & Lecture Join us at the Athens-Limestone County Public Library for free genealogy classes. Explore your family tree with the help of instructors with over 30 years experience in genealogy. We hold classes on two different times to accommodate different schedules. Classes are typically held on the first and third Tuesday of each month, 6:30 to 7:30, and the first and third Wednesday of every month, 11:30 to 12:30. Dates do sometimes change due to scheduling conflicts, so call ahead and make sure. Venue/ Attraction: Athens-Limestone County Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Moonlight Serenade: Huntsville Concert Band 55th Anniversary Concert

Music The Huntsville Concert Band will fly you to the moon to celebrate Apollo 50 and our 55th season. Our Moonlight Serenade will feature many other tributes to familiar lunar and celestial entities. The musical trek begins at 7 PM on Tuesday, April 30, in Latham Methodist Church. Admission is free and no tickets are required. Venue/ Attraction: Latham United Methodist Church. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau

Downtown Huntsville The gorgeous Art Nouveau designs of Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) are featured in this acclaimed exhibition drawn from one of the finest private collections of the artist’s work in the United States.  Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau features 75 works by the celebrated Czech master, whose expressive and seductive imagery helped shape the aesthetics of French Art Nouveau at the turn of the 20th century. Taking inspiration from the unruly aspects of the natural world, Art Nouveau influenced art and architecture, especially in graphic work and illustration, with its sinuous lines and whiplash curves. Through rare original lithographs, proofs and drawings, as well as books, illustrations, portfolios and ephemera, the exhibition examines the broad range of Mucha’s work, which emphasizes creating a new art fit for the new century. Organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/alphonse-mucha-master-of-art-nouveau/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

"The Wild" Chinese Lantern Festival at the Huntsville Botanical Garden

Outdoor Activities & Festivals It’s the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s biggest exhibit to date! Boasting more than 800 illuminated lantern displays of wildlife from around the world (and dinosaurs!), this festival will provide a stunning visual exhibition of Chinese art and culture. Other festival activities will include Chinese shadow puppetry, live Kung Fu and martial arts performances, and a marketplace featuring authentic Chinese folk arts and crafts. DAYTIME HOURS: 9 a.m. until Garden closing EVENING HOURS (Wednesday – Sunday Only): Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with last admission taken at 9:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/things-to-do/lanterns/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

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

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

The Path to the Vote for Women

Educational & Lecture American women were granted the right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment, which was ratified on August 18, 1920, almost 100 years ago. Many determined women fought to gain that right. This public presentation will educate or remind participants of the struggle facing our foremothers in the fight for voting equity. It will outline the important events and introduce leading characters in that transformational period of American history. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Celebrate National Golf Day with free lessons at Topgolf!

Sports National Golf Day is coming up on Wednesday, May 1, and Topgolf is celebrating by offering free golf lessons to anyone who walks in the doors. These special Topgolf Coach classes – taking place at 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – are tailored to teach all skill levels the fundamentals of the game in a relaxed and social setting. Guests who register for a complimentary Topgolf Coach class on May 1 will receive a 60-minute instruction from a golf professional, along with a coupon for 50% off their next group class. Venue/ Attraction: Topgolf Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 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, May 1, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Trivia at WYWB

Social Events & More Live Trivia with Trivia Masters! Every Wednesday at Wish You Were Beer @ Campus 805. General trivia weekly and themed trivia once a month. Wish You Were Beer has over 40 great craft beers to choose from, as well as ciders, meads, and wines. So come out and have some fun with us! Venue/ Attraction: Wish You Were Beer - Campus 805. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Genelaogy Class

Educational & Lecture Join us at the Athens-Limestone County Public Library for free genealogy classes. Explore your family tree with the help of instructors with over 30 years experience in genealogy. We hold classes on two different times to accommodate different schedules. Classes are typically held on the first and third Tuesday of each month, 6:30 to 7:30, and the first and third Wednesday of every month, 11:30 to 12:30. Dates do sometimes change due to scheduling conflicts, so call ahead and make sure. Venue/ Attraction: Athens-Limestone County Public Library. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 10:15 PM – 11:15 PM.

Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau

Downtown Huntsville The gorgeous Art Nouveau designs of Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) are featured in this acclaimed exhibition drawn from one of the finest private collections of the artist’s work in the United States.  Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau features 75 works by the celebrated Czech master, whose expressive and seductive imagery helped shape the aesthetics of French Art Nouveau at the turn of the 20th century. Taking inspiration from the unruly aspects of the natural world, Art Nouveau influenced art and architecture, especially in graphic work and illustration, with its sinuous lines and whiplash curves. Through rare original lithographs, proofs and drawings, as well as books, illustrations, portfolios and ephemera, the exhibition examines the broad range of Mucha’s work, which emphasizes creating a new art fit for the new century. Organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/alphonse-mucha-master-of-art-nouveau/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 2, 2019.

"The Wild" Chinese Lantern Festival at the Huntsville Botanical Garden

Outdoor Activities & Festivals It’s the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s biggest exhibit to date! Boasting more than 800 illuminated lantern displays of wildlife from around the world (and dinosaurs!), this festival will provide a stunning visual exhibition of Chinese art and culture. Other festival activities will include Chinese shadow puppetry, live Kung Fu and martial arts performances, and a marketplace featuring authentic Chinese folk arts and crafts. DAYTIME HOURS: 9 a.m. until Garden closing EVENING HOURS (Wednesday – Sunday Only): Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with last admission taken at 9:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/things-to-do/lanterns/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

Educational & Lecture Just in time to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain debuts its new and original discovery program for children and adults! Visiting with Children ages 4-12? Come explore Burritt’s Nature Trails, Historic Park, Barnyard Animals, and Dr. Burritt’s Marvelous Mansion. Choose one of 5 cool adventure backpacks, complete with everything you’ll need for an exciting scavenger hunt, designed for fun and surprises. Each backpack comes with a special something that you can take with you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: With Museum Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/backpack-explorers-an-adventure-in-every-bag/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 2, 2019.

2019 Spring Luncheon

Social Events & More Don your most magnificent millinery and join us for the 7th annual Spring Luncheon! This year’s luncheon will feature guest speaker Gigi Butler, founder of Gigi’s Cupcakes, and an elegant lunch provided by Grille 29. Individual reservations are available at $85 per person and tables are $680. Corporate tables are available for $800. Questions? Contact Cooper Huron at thuron@hsvbg.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: $85 per person and tables are $680. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/spring-luncheon/?instance_id=1538. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Biergarten Stein & Dine!

Museums, Studios & Galleries Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Saturn V Hall in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration every Thursday* at 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. starting in March, 2019 for the German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. It’s family-friendly and leashed dogs are welcome on our Apollo Terrace and in Apollo Courtyard.** Admission is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase. While you’re here for Biergarten, enjoy a special after-hours presentation in our brand new state-of-the-art INTUITIVE® Planetarium. Shows are at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Click here for show and ticket information. To support our local community, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is featuring a nonprofit organization each week, and a portion of food sales that evening will be donated to the organization. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

$5 After 5P at the Huntsville Museum of Art

Downtown Huntsville Enjoy art, wine, culture and cuisine, every Thursday night! Join us Thursday evenings from 5p-8p, when admission to the Huntsville Museum of Art is only $5! For your added enjoyment, a glass of wine will be available for $5! Live music will also be included, so be sure to check the Facebook event page to see who’s performing. After touring the galleries, stroll to Pane E Vino where Museum guests may enjoy a special menu item every Thursday from 5p – 9p. Make sure to show them your Museum admission sticker! Gather your friends, family or plan your next date night in #downtownhuntsville and enjoy artwork by regional and international artists! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: $5. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/321040655294650/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Sloane Bibb Gallery Opening

Museums, Studios & Galleries Thursday, May 2, 5:00-8:00pm Gallery Opening with reception for Decatur mixed media artist Sloane Bibb. Sloane creates wide-ranging and ambitious imagery that captures the rich, black wink of Sloane’s skewed world view. "As far as the imagery/theme goes, I know what the main element will be when I start, but as I flip through old magazines and catalogs the story grows and usually changes. I try to put things together that don’t go together or are just comical.” Sloane's work will be featured at The Little Green Store and Gallery through May. Venue/ Attraction: The Little Green Store and Gallery. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 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, May 2, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Margs at the Museum

Downtown Huntsville What's not to love about Margaritas in an Art Museum?! This year, sip Margs and munch on tacos on the main level of the galleries. Proceeds from this festive event go to support the Membership Fund at the Museum. Tickets include festive food and live music. A cash bar will sell beer, wine and margaritas for $5 each. Additionally, tickets will be sold for exciting Prize Drawings at $5 each, or 5 for $20. We hope you can join us as we fiesta into summer! Tickets can be purchased at hsvmuseum.org in April. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Is the event free? No. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.hsvmuseum.org. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

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, May 2, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. InnerSpace Brewing Co 2414 Clinton Ave W Huntsville, AL 35805.

Thing Thursday Workshop Orientation

Educational & Lecture Please join us for Thing Thursday for our free monthly workshop orientation. Members and prospective members will have the opportunity to get checked off on basic safety training and observe demonstrations of our equipment. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Footlights Community Theater presents The Wizard of Oz

Performing Arts & Film See the classic tale of The Wizard of Oz live on stage performed by Footlights Community Theater in the Athens Middle School Auditorium May 2nd through 4th and May 9th through 11th. General Admission is $15, and group rates are available. Tickets and Information may be found online on our Facebook page or at www.footlightstheater.com. See you in the footlights! Venue/ Attraction: Athens Middle School Auditorium. Cost: $15. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Thursday Night Swing

Social Events & More Come swing dance with us every Thursday night at Lowe Mill A&E in the Flying Monkey Theatre. Each week, we teach a variety of levels of classes in: Charleston, Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz, Balboa, and even Blues. It’s fun, relaxed, and you’re never required to have a partner! After lessons, we open up the floor for an hour and half of social dancing and practice time to the tunes of some of the best swing DJs in town. Our beginner and core classes start at 7:30 PM, then we open up the floor at 8:30 PM for social dancing. More info at: www.swinghuntsville.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10 general, $5 students & 1st time, $5 dance only. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Under the Lights

Downtown Huntsville Join us this May for Under the Lights in #downtownhsv! There will be FREE music in the streets of  Downtown! Under the Lights will feature local women musicians who are participating in the 2019 Downtown Huntsville Women in Music Weekend! Artists will be located on Northside Square and Clinton Avenue every Thursday evening 5-7pm. We are proud to have Colliers International Alabama sponsoring this incredible weekday entertainment! Below are the artists who will be performing each week! May 2 Clinton Ave: Dollie Meredith Northside Square: Claire Carpenter May 9 Clinton Ave: Amber Cavanaugh Northside Square: Karen Newsome May 16 Clinton Ave: Cassandra Mitchell Northside Square: Holly & Kim May 23 Clinton Ave: Blair Breitreiter, Northside Square: Elizabeth Boulet May 30 Clinton Ave:  Ktea Balash Northside Sqaure: Anna Edmonds. Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/440976633367477/. Thursday, May 2, 2019, 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau

Downtown Huntsville The gorgeous Art Nouveau designs of Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) are featured in this acclaimed exhibition drawn from one of the finest private collections of the artist’s work in the United States.  Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau features 75 works by the celebrated Czech master, whose expressive and seductive imagery helped shape the aesthetics of French Art Nouveau at the turn of the 20th century. Taking inspiration from the unruly aspects of the natural world, Art Nouveau influenced art and architecture, especially in graphic work and illustration, with its sinuous lines and whiplash curves. Through rare original lithographs, proofs and drawings, as well as books, illustrations, portfolios and ephemera, the exhibition examines the broad range of Mucha’s work, which emphasizes creating a new art fit for the new century. Organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/alphonse-mucha-master-of-art-nouveau/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 3, 2019.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 3, 2019.

"The Wild" Chinese Lantern Festival at the Huntsville Botanical Garden

Outdoor Activities & Festivals It’s the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s biggest exhibit to date! Boasting more than 800 illuminated lantern displays of wildlife from around the world (and dinosaurs!), this festival will provide a stunning visual exhibition of Chinese art and culture. Other festival activities will include Chinese shadow puppetry, live Kung Fu and martial arts performances, and a marketplace featuring authentic Chinese folk arts and crafts. DAYTIME HOURS: 9 a.m. until Garden closing EVENING HOURS (Wednesday – Sunday Only): Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with last admission taken at 9:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/things-to-do/lanterns/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 3, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

Educational & Lecture Just in time to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain debuts its new and original discovery program for children and adults! Visiting with Children ages 4-12? Come explore Burritt’s Nature Trails, Historic Park, Barnyard Animals, and Dr. Burritt’s Marvelous Mansion. Choose one of 5 cool adventure backpacks, complete with everything you’ll need for an exciting scavenger hunt, designed for fun and surprises. Each backpack comes with a special something that you can take with you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: With Museum Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/backpack-explorers-an-adventure-in-every-bag/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 3, 2019.

Folk School Workshops

Educational & Lecture Come get outside and kick off Summer with one of our Folk School Workshops! Bring a friend or make new ones as you learn new skills from our talented instructors. Class size is limited to ensure that students receive individualized attention, so sign up early! ~~~~ Deadline to Register: Early Bird Special –April 24, 2019 by 5:00pm Late Registration – April 27, 2019 by 5:00pm ~~~~ Workshops: Blacksmithing Photography Nature Studies. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Varies by Workshop. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/folk-school-workshops-may-3-5/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 3, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 3, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 3, 2019.

WeRockIT Developers Conference

Educational & Lecture WeRockIT Conf is an annual two-day conference that features all disciplines of technology and shows how they all can interconnect. We'll highlight a wide range of speakers to educate and inspire our guests. Our mission is to showcase and grow diverse voices in technology. This conference is being organized by a group of passionate developers who are dedicated to enriching the Huntsville, AL tech community.. WeRockIT Conf will include a mix of panel discussions, keynotes, speakers, and hands-on workshops. This year the topics will focus on: Cloud Computing, Big Data, Web Development, CyberSecurity, and Embedded Systems. So, come join us on our mission! Cost: $50-$150. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 3, 2019, 8:00 AM – Saturday, May 4, 2019, 5:00 PM. Adtran 901 Explorer Blvd NW Huntsville, AL 35806.

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, May 3, 2019, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

WhistleStop 2019

Downtown Huntsville Held during the first weekend in May, WhistleStop is a unique and exciting community gathering. Annually more than 25,000 attendees converge on the ground of the Historic Huntsville Depot creating an incredibly diverse socioeconomic audience. True community spirit, combined with great food, live music, good friends and a "little" competition have helped create this award winning two day event. Proceeds from this beloved event support the history education initiatives of the EarlyWorks Family of Museums. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 3, 2019, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

First Fridays on Main

South Huntsville Join the South Huntsville Business Association on the first Friday of the month for live music, an Art Walk, great food, and kid friendly activities at Main Street South! Venue/ Attraction: Main Street South. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/386614631920129. Friday, May 3, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Friday Night Live 2019

Music Friday Night Live presented by Buffalo Rock Company will be every Friday night from 5 to 8 pm May - October on Northside Square! Come enjoy free music in #DowntownHSV and kick off your weekend right! We will announce performers each week on our Facebook Event page. Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/741535712908709/. Friday, May 3, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

First Fridays - Downtown Florence

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Historic downtown Florence is the place to be for fun the first Friday of each month from March to December. A free family-friendly event, First Fridays Downtown Florence returns to the streets in 2019 beginning March 1st and each month, festivalgoers are treated to an evening of local arts, crafts, shopping, live music and more. First Fridays Downtown Florence is now entering its 14th year of bringing together people of all ages for a music, art and cultural celebration. In 2019, festivalgoers can expect to see some of their favorites, including the pumpkin drop in the fall in the center of Court Street and Mobile Plaza and the popular antique and vintage car shows. This year will also have special events and themes to correspond with the state of Alabama’s Bicentennial Celebration. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. and admission is free. The event takes place rain or shine. Parking is available on surrounding streets and in the City of Florence public parking garage (behind Ricatoni’s Restaurant). Presented by… Venue/ Attraction: Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 3, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Lana White at Good Company Cafe

South Huntsville Lana White. What more do we have to say. She's some of the best talent in the south and we are honored to host her on a beautiful weekend! Come enjoy yourself #ingoodcompany and enjoy the live music. "Lana White is an engaging new artist who is making her mark in cool ways with fresh songs and delivering them with convincing style." -Tim Rushlow - multi platinum artist- 3 time Grammy nominee - 3 time CMA winner. Venue/ Attraction: Good Company Cafe. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 3, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Concerts on the Dock: Tremble Weeds

Downtown Huntsville Contact: 256-533-0399 Matt Bakula, mattbakula@lowemill.net Join us for an outdoor this evening with the Tremble Weeds! This two-piece Indie rock n’ roll band, consisting of Dylan Fox and Nick Barnett, have an impressive rock catalog with elements of blues and rockabilly; think Flat Duo Jets, White Stripes, and The Gories. The duo have been playing together since they were kids. In 2015 they moved to Joshua Tree and got right to work printing demos and eventually recorded two albums that are available on vinyl. When they are not playing gigs all over the the great state of California, you can find them up late practicing in the garage, just like they did in high school. This year marks our 11th annual Concerts on the Dock and it is sure to live up to it’s longevity! As per every proceeding year we will continue to strive to bring our music loving community the freshest sounds available without sacrificing quality for quantity. Our mission is to bring all who attend the best in local, regional, and na… Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: $5 parking. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.lowemill.net/event/concerts-on-the-dock-tremble-weeds/?instance_id=159472. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 3, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Alabama Spring Skies

Museums, Studios & Galleries Prepare to be amazed by the wonders of the sky on our 67-foot INTUITIVE® Planetarium dome in this monthly event. Learn about stars, constellations, planets, deep sky objects and other highlights of the Huntsville night sky in this interactive, one-hour presentation. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-05-03/alabama-spring-skies. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, May 3, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Spring Family Movie Nights at Madison

Kids Join us on the patio of the Madison Public Library for family movie nights this spring! April 26- The Princess Bride May 3- Captain Underpants May 17- Shrek. Venue/ Attraction: Madison Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/339444380012283. Friday, May 3, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 4, 2019.

WhistleStop 2019

Downtown Huntsville Held during the first weekend in May, WhistleStop is a unique and exciting community gathering. Annually more than 25,000 attendees converge on the ground of the Historic Huntsville Depot creating an incredibly diverse socioeconomic audience. True community spirit, combined with great food, live music, good friends and a "little" competition have helped create this award winning two day event. Proceeds from this beloved event support the history education initiatives of the EarlyWorks Family of Museums. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 4, 2019.

"The Wild" Chinese Lantern Festival at the Huntsville Botanical Garden

Outdoor Activities & Festivals It’s the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s biggest exhibit to date! Boasting more than 800 illuminated lantern displays of wildlife from around the world (and dinosaurs!), this festival will provide a stunning visual exhibition of Chinese art and culture. Other festival activities will include Chinese shadow puppetry, live Kung Fu and martial arts performances, and a marketplace featuring authentic Chinese folk arts and crafts. DAYTIME HOURS: 9 a.m. until Garden closing EVENING HOURS (Wednesday – Sunday Only): Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with last admission taken at 9:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/things-to-do/lanterns/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

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

Folk School Workshops

Educational & Lecture Come get outside and kick off Summer with one of our Folk School Workshops! Bring a friend or make new ones as you learn new skills from our talented instructors. Class size is limited to ensure that students receive individualized attention, so sign up early! ~~~~ Deadline to Register: Early Bird Special –April 24, 2019 by 5:00pm Late Registration – April 27, 2019 by 5:00pm ~~~~ Workshops: Blacksmithing Photography Nature Studies. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Varies by Workshop. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/folk-school-workshops-may-3-5/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Chic fil a Race for the Music

Fundraisers Chic fil a Road Race for the Music is May 4th, 2019 @ 7 am at the Athens Courthouse Square. Proceeds from the race will support East Limestone Marching Band. Sign up information can be found on The East Limestone Bands website. The goal is to have 750 runners this year. Come help make this fundraiser a success. Go Band! Stronger Together! Venue/ Attraction: Athen's Courthouse Square. Cost: $25.00-$30.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Fixin' Pets Charity Car Show

Fundraisers Spay Neuter Jackson County Alabama is proud to host our inaugural Fixin' Pets Charity Car Show and Family Fun Day. Open to all custom, classic, street rod, muscle cars, and trucks. Pre-register for $15 or $20 day of show. Limited to 100 vehicles. FREE T-SHIRT INCLUDED WHEN YOU PRE-REGISTER YOUR VEHICLE! SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! Goody bags for participants Raffles Vendors Food Entertainment Games and activities for kids and adults Ladies' Oasis All of the proceeds from this event will be used to provide low cost spay and neuter surgeries for pets in Jackson County to prevent pet overpopulation. Rain Date: May 11, 2019 No admission or parking fee for spectators, but donations are greatly appreciated! Funding provided in part by the Scottsboro Tourism Fund. Venue/ Attraction: Goose Pond Colony Resort Amphitheatre. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fixin-pets-charity-car-show-tickets-55450105759. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/231532321098132/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Yoga by the River

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Yoga by the River is back every Saturday in May from 8am - 9am. Plus, new this year, there will be two Thursday evening sessions! Join us Thursday May 9 & 23 from 6pm – 7pm. Enjoy a relaxing, yet energizing hour of yoga next to the gently flowing waters of the Flint River in Hays Nature Preserve. All you have to bring is your yoga mat, water and a towel. Signs will direct you where to go once you are in Hays Nature Preserve. Saturday instruction by Whitnye Rose with Master Your Balance & Thursdays led by Rebekah Frank with Big Happy Yoga. Contact Denise Taylor at 256.564.8077 or denise.taylor@huntsvilleal.gov for more information. Venue/ Attraction: Hays Nature Preserve. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2188309658099669/. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2188309658099669/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Fitness in the Park: Zumba

Healthy Huntsville Free fitness class in Big Spring Park East! Open to all experience levels and ages 16+ years old! Zumba with Kandy, Heart of the Valley YMCA Instructor Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park East. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2272544966397136/. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Susanna Sings Strauss presented by Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

Music Music Director and Conductor: Gregory Vajda Guest Artists: Susanna Phillips, soprano Matthew McDonald, bassoon Weber Overture to Der Freischutz Weber Bassoon Concerto Weber Invitation to the Dance Vajda The Cloak, the Boat, and the Shoes R. Strauss Four Last Songs Wagner Overture to The Flying Dutchman. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.hso.org/concerts/susanna-sings-strauss/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Food Truck All Stars 2019

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

1818 Farms Yoga Retreat

Health & Wellness Join us for our spring yoga retreat where you will spend the day focusing on wellness and self-nurturing. Hosted at 1818 Farms, attendees will participate in three different yoga classes (Vinyasa Flow, Yin, and a Breathe Meditation) all taught by yoga instructor Cathy Lighton. These classes will be spread out during the day. Chef Jakob Reed from Huntsville, AL, will lead an engaging and informative cooking demonstration of healthy dishes, including vegan and paleo options. After the cooking demonstration, a three course lunch will be served. In the afternoon, Natasha McCrary, will lead an interactive make and take session where participants will plant a decorative succulent cup and discuss care and prorogation tips. Participants will also spend time meeting our new lambs and the farm family of 1818 Farms. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle. The retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced yoga students. Venue/ Attraction: 1818 Farms. Cost: $140. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Babypalooza LIVE

Social Events & More Babypalooza Baby & Maternity Expo May 4, 2019 The Westin at Bridge Street 6800 Governors W, Huntsville, AL 35806 https://www.babypalooza.com/huntsville-baby-and-maternity-expo/ New and expectant parents don’t miss the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Babypalooza LIVE! Baby & Maternity Experience on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10AM to 2PM. at the Westin at Bridge Street. Babypalooza is a FREE one-day baby and maternity expo and mini parenting conference giving parents the opportunity to interact with pre and postnatal health providers, attend parenting workshops, demonstrate the latest baby gear and gadgets, and visit with maternity and baby themed exhibitors. Exhibitors include health and fitness, preschools, financial services, photographers, and baby and maternity boutiques. Admission is free but parents are asked to pre-register and download the Babypalooza APP (available from the Apple and Google stores). Parents will be able to use the Babypalooza APP at the show to get detailed vendor… Venue/ Attraction: Westin Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Free Comic Book Day

Social Events & More Free Comic Book Day is an international event held at local comic book stores. There will be free comics for all ages, cosplays of popular characters, and a food drive to support Manna House. All qualified donations for the food drive earn an entry into our raffle for an assortment of great prizes. This is a family friendly event at a locally owned comic book store that supports Manna House, a Huntsville food bank that helps the less fortunate in our community. Venue/ Attraction: Haven: Comics, Etc. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Free Comic Book Day at The DeeP 2019

Social Events & More National FREE Comic Book Day this year also falls on May the 4th be with you Star Wars Day! Please join us at The DeeP for FREE comic books and pictures with your fav characters! Venue/ Attraction: The DeeP, Comics & Games. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Backyard BBQ and Car Show

Outdoor Activities & Festivals The Robert “Bob” Harrison Senior Wellness & Advocacy Center is holding a C, Saturday, May 4, 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Participating car clubs include the Low Riders Classic Car Club and the Corvette Car Club. Entertainment will be provided by the Jemison High School Band, the H-Town Steppers, the Baby Bulldogs, DJ Mike Miller, and emcee Jeff Johnson. Barbecue plates, fish plates, and hot dogs will be available. There will be games for kids. The Harrison Wellness Center is located at 6156 Pulaski Pike. Venue/ Attraction: Robert "Bob" Harrison Senior Wellness & Advocacy Center. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Bands & Badminton

Downtown Huntsville REGISTER TO COMPETE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rM3Ha0RoCMnl2sPkjyRrHRVKdTPas_k6tnvfT6NDHy4/viewform?edit_requested=true DIY Badminton Tournament featuring live rock bands, DJs, and local vendors. This event is all ages and free to the public. The competitors fee is $10 for singles or $15 for doubles. Grand prize $100 for each category. Limited bracket seats available. Limited rackets available. Registration ends April 27th, 2019 at 6:00 PM. Sign up online or in person at Lowe Mill A&E, Main Office (First Floor South behind Door 13) during public hours. Line up: Sweet Libations Impossible Machine Grandmaster Crass DJ ATwist DJ Hug DJ Sammy. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: FREE to attend, $10-15 to compete. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 12:00 PM – 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, May 4, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Pi Day Strikes Back

Downtown Huntsville Unpredictable Alabama weather got in the way of our first celebration of Pi Day (3/14), so we've moved it to the second nerdiest day of the year - May 4th! Come join us in celebration of the beauty and wonder of π! Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day is an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about math, and to eat Pie. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 2:00 PM – 6:00 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, May 4, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Rotaract Derby Party

Downtown Huntsville Join Rotaract Club of Huntsville for a Kentucky Derby Party you don't want to miss! The Derby will be aired LIVE. In addition, there will be live music, hors d'oeuvre, drinks, raffles & more! Tickets are $20 for 1 or $35 for 2 and include 1 drink ticket, 1 raffle ticket & a souvenir cup. Big hats & derby attire is encouraged! We will be giving away a prize to the best dressed. All proceeds raised at the Rotaract Derby Party will go towards the annual Rotaract PROM Project. Details: Rotaract Derby Party Yellowhammer Lost Highway Bierhall May 4, 2019 3pm-7pm $20 for 1 ticket $35 for 2 tickets (tickets include 1 drink ticket & 1 raffle ticket) The Raffle: We will have 3 top notch gifts to be given away. Each horse in the main race will be represented by a horse bucket. During the event "bet" on a horse. After the main race, we will draw 3 tickets from the horse bucket that wins to give away the 3 gifts. additional raffle tickets will be available for $1 each. What is Rotaract's PROM Project? PR… Venue/ Attraction: Yellowhammer's Lost Highway Bierhall. Cost: $20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

DawgHaus at Good Company Cafe

South Huntsville DawgHaus is one of our favorite groups to host, featuring amazing music by Len and Rick. They'll take you by the hand and transport you through decades of beautiful music. They're playing all throughout the summer so save the dates and get ready to spend the summer #ingoodcompany! Venue/ Attraction: Good Company Cafe. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

May the Bass Be With You

Downtown Huntsville Club One, Vinyl and Oxygen Reunion Night!   Dance Party and Star Wars Cosplay Contest!  Merlin, Danny C and JDawg performing.  Doors open at 7pm. Venue/ Attraction: SideTracks Music Hall. Cost: 21 and up - $10; 19 & 20 - $15. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, May 4, 2019, 7:00 PM – Sunday, May 5, 2019, 12:00 AM.

Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau

Downtown Huntsville The gorgeous Art Nouveau designs of Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) are featured in this acclaimed exhibition drawn from one of the finest private collections of the artist’s work in the United States.  Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau features 75 works by the celebrated Czech master, whose expressive and seductive imagery helped shape the aesthetics of French Art Nouveau at the turn of the 20th century. Taking inspiration from the unruly aspects of the natural world, Art Nouveau influenced art and architecture, especially in graphic work and illustration, with its sinuous lines and whiplash curves. Through rare original lithographs, proofs and drawings, as well as books, illustrations, portfolios and ephemera, the exhibition examines the broad range of Mucha’s work, which emphasizes creating a new art fit for the new century. Organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/alphonse-mucha-master-of-art-nouveau/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 5, 2019.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 5, 2019.

"The Wild" Chinese Lantern Festival at the Huntsville Botanical Garden

Outdoor Activities & Festivals It’s the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s biggest exhibit to date! Boasting more than 800 illuminated lantern displays of wildlife from around the world (and dinosaurs!), this festival will provide a stunning visual exhibition of Chinese art and culture. Other festival activities will include Chinese shadow puppetry, live Kung Fu and martial arts performances, and a marketplace featuring authentic Chinese folk arts and crafts. DAYTIME HOURS: 9 a.m. until Garden closing EVENING HOURS (Wednesday – Sunday Only): Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with last admission taken at 9:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/things-to-do/lanterns/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 5, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

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

Folk School Workshops

Educational & Lecture Come get outside and kick off Summer with one of our Folk School Workshops! Bring a friend or make new ones as you learn new skills from our talented instructors. Class size is limited to ensure that students receive individualized attention, so sign up early! ~~~~ Deadline to Register: Early Bird Special –April 24, 2019 by 5:00pm Late Registration – April 27, 2019 by 5:00pm ~~~~ Workshops: Blacksmithing Photography Nature Studies. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Varies by Workshop. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/folk-school-workshops-may-3-5/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 5, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 5, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 5, 2019.

Plant This, Not That!

Educational & Lecture Class lead by botanist and researcher Lynne Weninegar Learn about what native plants can be used in place of exotic plants to create a beautiful yard that supports pollinators and birds! Lynne Weninegar is a lifelong biologist/botanist specializing in plant species of Alabama and their role in forest communities. Her research interests are non-native invasive species and their effects on native habitats, rare and endangered species of the Southeastern United States, and conducting plant inventories. She serves on the conservation committee of the Huntsville Botanical Garden, is a resident hike leader and is a member of the education committee of the Land Trust of North Alabama and program presenter for Tuesdays on the Trail, an award-winning summer environmental education opportunity for children. Now a happily retired educator, she works part-time in the Forestry, Ecology, and Wildlife Program at Alabama A&M University as the resident botanist, herbarium curator, and forestry research assistant. She sp… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Garden Members: FREE; Non-Members: $5 + Garden Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/plant-this-not-that/?instance_id=1600. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 5, 2019, 1:00 PM – 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, May 5, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Guided Tour of the Historic Park

Museums, Studios & Galleries Each Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 take a guided tour of the Historic Park. Learn about the structures, artifacts and families who lived in each of our historic homes. Meet your guide at the gate entering the Historic Park (in front of Eddins House). Tour included with admission. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 5, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

IMPHuntsville's Celebrating the Tony Awards

Music An evening of Tony Award songs presented by IMP's talented cast members. Light appetizers included in ticket price and a cash bar at The Speakeasy at Straight to Ale. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Speakeasy. Cost: $20-$35. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.imphuntsville.org. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/imphuntsville/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 5, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

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 AC Entertainment. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Cost: $66.50, $46.50, $36.50 & $26.50. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, May 5, 2019, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

"The Wild" Chinese Lantern Festival at the Huntsville Botanical Garden

Outdoor Activities & Festivals It’s the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s biggest exhibit to date! Boasting more than 800 illuminated lantern displays of wildlife from around the world (and dinosaurs!), this festival will provide a stunning visual exhibition of Chinese art and culture. Other festival activities will include Chinese shadow puppetry, live Kung Fu and martial arts performances, and a marketplace featuring authentic Chinese folk arts and crafts. DAYTIME HOURS: 9 a.m. until Garden closing EVENING HOURS (Wednesday – Sunday Only): Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with last admission taken at 9:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/things-to-do/lanterns/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, May 6, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

Educational & Lecture Just in time to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain debuts its new and original discovery program for children and adults! Visiting with Children ages 4-12? Come explore Burritt’s Nature Trails, Historic Park, Barnyard Animals, and Dr. Burritt’s Marvelous Mansion. Choose one of 5 cool adventure backpacks, complete with everything you’ll need for an exciting scavenger hunt, designed for fun and surprises. Each backpack comes with a special something that you can take with you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: With Museum Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/backpack-explorers-an-adventure-in-every-bag/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, May 6, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, May 6, 2019.

Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau

Downtown Huntsville The gorgeous Art Nouveau designs of Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) are featured in this acclaimed exhibition drawn from one of the finest private collections of the artist’s work in the United States.  Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau features 75 works by the celebrated Czech master, whose expressive and seductive imagery helped shape the aesthetics of French Art Nouveau at the turn of the 20th century. Taking inspiration from the unruly aspects of the natural world, Art Nouveau influenced art and architecture, especially in graphic work and illustration, with its sinuous lines and whiplash curves. Through rare original lithographs, proofs and drawings, as well as books, illustrations, portfolios and ephemera, the exhibition examines the broad range of Mucha’s work, which emphasizes creating a new art fit for the new century. Organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/alphonse-mucha-master-of-art-nouveau/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

Encounters – Jared Small: Southern Moments in Time

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the haunting works of this emerging artist from Memphis, Tennessee. Small has gained critical acclaim for his unique paintings on panel and vellum that are generally focused on arresting and dreamlike portraits, arrangements of flowers floating in ethereal spaces, and stately yet dilapidated Southern homes existing in ambiguity.  Small is essentially self-taught and considered a prodigy. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/encounters-jared-small/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

"The Wild" Chinese Lantern Festival at the Huntsville Botanical Garden

Outdoor Activities & Festivals It’s the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s biggest exhibit to date! Boasting more than 800 illuminated lantern displays of wildlife from around the world (and dinosaurs!), this festival will provide a stunning visual exhibition of Chinese art and culture. Other festival activities will include Chinese shadow puppetry, live Kung Fu and martial arts performances, and a marketplace featuring authentic Chinese folk arts and crafts. DAYTIME HOURS: 9 a.m. until Garden closing EVENING HOURS (Wednesday – Sunday Only): Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with last admission taken at 9:00 p.m. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/things-to-do/lanterns/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

Educational & Lecture Just in time to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain debuts its new and original discovery program for children and adults! Visiting with Children ages 4-12? Come explore Burritt’s Nature Trails, Historic Park, Barnyard Animals, and Dr. Burritt’s Marvelous Mansion. Choose one of 5 cool adventure backpacks, complete with everything you’ll need for an exciting scavenger hunt, designed for fun and surprises. Each backpack comes with a special something that you can take with you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: With Museum Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/backpack-explorers-an-adventure-in-every-bag/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

Our Shared Heritage: Alabama Artists from the Collection

Museums, Studios & Galleries As part of the statewide celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, Our Shared Heritage will present important works by Alabama artists from the Museum’s permanent collection. The works will span the early 19th through early 21 centuries, and include early Alabama portraits by William Frye, Nicola Marschall, William Halsey, and Adrian Thompson; mid-20th century paintings, photographs and works on paper by Anne Wilson Goldthwaite, William Christenberry, Kathryn Tucker Windham, and Richard Zoellner; and contemporary works of art by Gary Chapman, Evan Wilson, Helen Vaughn, David Parrish, and Clifton Pearson, among others. The exhibition will comprise two parts, one historical, and the other contemporary. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition to provide a permanent record. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

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, May 7, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Game Night

Social Events & More Bring your friends and your favorite game enjoy beer and board games at Straight to Ale. Board & Brew will be on site with great games for all ages available to rent (everything from classic family games to niche strategy games). Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Brands (Campus 805). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Photography Workshop

Educational & Lecture Burritt on the Mountain is going to be hosting a photography contest opening this summer! Now’s the perfect time to come learn some tips and tricks for taking better photos with your digital camera!Class size is limited to ensure that students receive individualized attention, so sign up early! Students will get to know their camera and enjoy taking pictures throughout Burritt’s beautiful setting. Come learn how to use natural lighting to your benefit and discover the techniques needed to get that perfect studio shot. Students will have a chance to review and discuss their work and then choose their favorite photo and go home with a printed and framed 4×6. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $80.00. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/folk-school-photography-series/2019-05-14/. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/ical/upcoming/?uid=183402067&key=AQCnaGqYY17VQ3Cm. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.