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3rd Saturdays on the Craft Beer Trail

Downtown Huntsville It's always a good time to visit the #DowntownHuntsville #CraftBeerTrail, but the 3rd Saturdays have something extra special in store! Stop by any of the 10 Trail stops on the 3rd Saturday of each month to try a special beer according to the theme of the month! The themes are... Jan- Stout Day Feb- Ale Day March- IPA Day April- Special Release Day May- Hefe Day June- DIPA Day July- Fruit Flavored Day August- Summer Ale Sep- Fall Ale Day Oct- Special Release Day Nov- Belgian Day Dec- Winter Special Day Mark 'going' to this event to get updates on what each stop will bring! Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018.

Encounters: Ted Whisenhunt

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the folk-infused mixed media works of this North Georgia artist. Rural Appalachia and life in the early 20th century is the inspiration for his recent body of work. The mixed media sculptures also explore movement and viewer interaction by incorporating hand cranked mechanical systems that bring the pieces to life. A native of Alabama, Whisenhunt holds a BA from Birmingham-Southern College with an MA from Florida State University. He was the Associate Professor of Art and Chair of Fine and Performing Arts at Judson College from 1998 – 2009 before moving to Young Harris College in Georgia where he currently holds the same title. In his spare time Whisenhunt plays with the old time string band Cornbread & The Butterbeans. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018.

Parks & Recreation Challenge 2018 - Outdoor Fitness

Downtown Huntsville Use the outdoor fitness equipment at Philpot Park, Ken Johnston Park or Sherwood Park Check out our list of daily options, participate in an event (or all of them!), take a picture of the activity and post to social media with the hashtag #GoPlayHsv. Mountain High Outfitters will have hidden swag bags at certain activities, and the Homewood Suites by Hilton/Village of Providence has donated stays for their favorite picture each week. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Area Parks. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: https://3jzi0q2zthm01oqpx2h96lz1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/GoPlayHsv_Checklist_Final.pdf. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018.

No Kill Huntsville "Chipathon"

Health & Wellness No Kill Huntsville, a local animal welfare advocacy coalition, is proud to announce the July 2018 “Chipathon” to help people have companion animals microchipped in Huntsville and Madison County at a reduced cost. In any given year, 1 out of every 3 pets goes missing and approximately 90% of them never return home simply because they cannot be identified. No Kill Huntsville is facilitating a microchipping event to make it easier for people to have companion animals microchipped at the drastically reduced rate of $20 (which includes the registration fee). Microchipping will be available by appointment or on a walk-in basis at: Bentley Animal Hospital; 5025 Memorial Parkway Northwest 256-852-4121; open for chipping Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. http://www.bentleyanimal.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bentleyanimal/ South Memorial Veterinary Services; 10008 Memorial Parkway Southwest (inside Pet Depot) 256-270-7639; open… Cost: $20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018. Bentley Animal Hospital and South Memorial Veterinary Services.

MathAlive!

Educational & Lecture MathAlive! is designed to inspire, spark the imagination, and reveal not only math at work but also the endless possibilities of math. Primarily designed for kids in grades 3-8, the exhibition brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more – and creates interactive and immersive experiences that bring to life the math at work in each, whether in design, application or use. Guests will ride snowboards in a step-on experience, program the robotic arm from the cupola of the International Space Station, design (and play) their own video games, capture their 360-degree image in a stop-motion video, edit their own video game, and even try their hand at systems engineering for a city. Through 40 unique, interactive experiences, the exhibit takes math from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2018-05-26/mathalive. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018.

Spark! Lab

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center opens its newest exhibit, “Spark!Lab,” Nov. 24. This interactive space allows visitors of all ages to become engineers as they work on design challenges, from cleaning up the ocean to creating a flying machine. The hands-one activities inspire students of all ages to use critical thinking skills to solve problems and realize they, too, can be an inventor. Spark!Lab was developed by the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, and includes an ever-changing array of themes and activities focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. Visitors will also use art, history and creativity as they learn real-world applications for what they’re learning in the classroom. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2017-11-24/sparklab. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018.

Alan Shuptrine: The Serpentine Chain

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition of thematic watercolor paintings by Tennessee artist Alan Shuptrine pays tribute to the land and people found along the Appalachian Trail, and of the distinctive culture that endures from the mountains of Maine to Georgia. The body of work celebrates the connections of Appalachia with its historical and cultural counterpart in the British Isles, highlighting Celtic traditions that were brought to America in the 18th century and are still practiced in the region today. The paintings are ornamented with Shuptrine’s hand-carved frames, many of which are embedded with serpentine, a mineral that is found not only along the entire Appalachian Trail, but also in the regions of the British Isles where the original settlers to Appalachia were born. Organized by Alan Shuptrine and the Huntsville Museum of Art. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018.

Folk Family Fun!

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us for a hands-on exploration of the life and crafts of the past with Folk Family Fun! Start at the very foundations when you put together a child-sized log cabin, and build your way up to stitching “clothes” and following animal tracks. Work together to weave a basket, take time to explore the barnyard, and pick up a paintbrush to see what your creative spirit can reveal! Whether you’re good at spotting all the different plants on the trail or the puzzle of putting together a quilt, you’ll find something to spark your curiosity. And of course kids will love the return of the perennial favorite, panning for gold at our sluice! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

Museums, Studios & Galleries Goblins, trolls and fairies! The Huntsville Botanical Garden welcomes the Gardens of Myth, which is sure to be amazing and send you on a mythological journey! The exhibition is a collection of incredibly realistic sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world. They range in size from tiny fairies to an incredible 25-foot dragon! Each sculpture is handmade and painted by artist Kendall R. Hart and his team. They bring a world of fantasy and wonder into the Garden. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/seasonal-festivals/#Myth. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2018 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries An annual juried selection of approximately 50 outstanding photographs by members of the Huntsville Photographic Society, founded in 1964 to promote the art and science of photography in Huntsville and surrounding areas through informative programs, member contests, and special events. This year’s theme is “unexpected beauty.” Organized by HMA and the Huntsville Photographic Society. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018.

HUGE Animal Rescue Fundraiser!

Fundraisers HUGE rescue fundraiser! Join us for a rummage sale (8am-12), dog wash, bake sale and kitten adoption event from 10-12:30!! All proceeds go to Friends of Rescue, Inc. A 100% volunteer run and foster-home based organization. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM. The FOR House 213 Oakwood Ave NW Huntsville, AL 35811.

Breakfast Trolley Tour

Downtown Huntsville Tour Downtown Huntsville and the Twickenham Historic area aboard a vintage-inspired trolley bus, 10-11am each Saturday morning from June through September. Enjoy a light breakfast while learning stories about Huntsville's past worth repeating! Cost is $18 per person and reservations available by calling Alabama Constitution Village, 256 535-6564. Cost: $18. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Alabama Constitution Village 109 Gates Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801.

Yoga in the Gallery

Health & Wellness Under the instruction of Casey Bakula, all levels are welcome for this fun and energizing Saturday morning flow. This is a strong practice where you’ll move through poses, at an upbeat pace, designed to strengthen and rejuvenate both body and mind. Come re-energize for your weekend all while surrounded by the beautiful works in our North Floor Gallery. Classes are from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM and are $15 per class. Please bring your own mat. Please register online here: Please register by Friday before the class. Walk-ins are welcome if space allows. Gallery Exhibits change out every 8 weeks so each class will feature different art in the North Floor Gallery. For more information, please contact Robert Daniel, Gallery Coordinator, at robertdaniel@lowemill.net Please enter the building using Door 3 or Door 30. You can see their locations here: http://www.lowemill.net/maps/. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $15. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.lowemill.net/event/yoga-in-the-gallery-with-casey-bakula-10/?instance_id=156338. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Drop-In & CREATE: Awesome Animal Assemblages

Museums, Studios & Galleries Families and children are invited to participate in a range of programs especially designed with younger visitors in mind. The Drop-In & CREATE Saturdays offer fun, interactive art making activities for families with children ages 3 and up that will sure to spark one’s creativity! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The art activities program will be held in the Stender Family Interactive Education Galleries. Drop-In & CREATE Saturdays Select Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. No registration is required – drop-in, make and take a fantastic work of art home with you. FREE admission for parents/guardians and children July 21 Theme: Awesome Animal Assemblages Proudly Supported by: The Huntsville Museum of Art Guild. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvmuseum.org/academy/drop-in-create/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Rocket City Author Event

Downtown Huntsville Come visit your favorite authors in Huntsville, AL! This is a family friendly event! Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center East Hall. Cost: $5 - $25. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Car Boot Sale

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Back by popular demand, the Car Boot Sale returns to Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment every month from May to November! Come shop from a variety of vendors set up on our East Field Parking Lot to sell gently used items out of the “boot” of their car. Based on the ridiculously popular British model, this event is a mobile outdoor flea market. Browse a huge selection of antiques, jewelry, vintage and casual clothing, 90’s CDs, cartoon lunch boxes, furniture, tools, and original artwork. This year we are inviting farmers and growers as well. If you are seeking a unique or one of a kind item you can’t seem to find anywhere else, chances are you will find it here. Come haggle with local sellers and get the deal you have been hunting for ages! The event will take place on the third Saturday of every month from May to November. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.lowemill.net/carbootsale/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

FIGHT BACK: Women's Self-Defense Seminar

Health & Wellness Ladies, come learn real-world self-defense from North Alabama's recognized leader in defense training. Perfect for anyone, particularly Moms & students headed to school in the Fall, this course will teach you how to avoid danger before it starts, how to build safe habits and awareness, and practical techniques that could save your life! Sign up now at www.claymorekravmaga.com Space is limited! Venue/ Attraction: Claymore Fighting & Fitness. Cost: $29. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 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, July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

LMP's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Performing Arts & Film Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel. The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. A sweeping score and powerf… Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Cost: $25.00. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Theatre Huntsville presents The Marvelous Wonderettes

Performing Arts & Film Synopsis: This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.”  In act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane! Produced by Special Arrangement with Steele Spring Stage Right Recommended for all audiences. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $24 for adults and $22 for seniors (65+), students, and active duty military. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://theatrehsv.org/shows/future-shows/the-marvelous-wonderettes/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM.

Aviation Challenge Tours

Museums, Studios & Galleries Enjoy a complimentary tour of Space Camp's Aviation Challenge. This one hour tour begins at 2pm and allows the guest to see a variety of aircraft that is part of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center's museum artifact collection. The guest will also be able to view the Aviation Challenge camp activity and habitat areas. All guests can sign up for this complimentary tour while visiting the museum. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2018-05-04/aviation-challenge-tours. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Guided Tour of the Historic Park

Museums, Studios & Galleries Each Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 take a guided tour of the Historic Park. Learn about the structures, artifacts and families who lived in each of our historic homes. Meet your guide at the gate entering the Historic Park (in front of Eddins House). Tour included with admission. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Artist Talk with Chad Moore

Museums, Studios & Galleries Lowe Mill A&E invites patrons and art lovers to join us for an Artist Talk with Chad Moore. He will discuss his photography series to guests who will learn and have a chance to purchase his work. Chad Moore is a self taught photographer living in Birmingham, Alabama. His primary subject matter are his children’s toys, which he trips over frequently and often leads to bouts of profanity. His greatest joy, besides his children, is finding humor in the most mundane of subject matters. No toys were harmed in the taking of these photos. From the artist: This spring, my brother’s family and mine got together for a week during spring break. This gave us five children under one roof all ranging in ages from five to nine. What struck me most about that week was how frequently all of the children would be on one mobile device or another. There were times when all five would be sitting in the same room with their heads lowered and faces illuminated by whatever apps they were playing or YouTube channel they were wat… Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.lowemill.net/event/chad-moore-artist-talk/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Summer Reading Celebration

Kids Come celebrate Summer Reading with a concert by Koo Koo Kanga Roo! There will be activities, prizes, and a whole lotta fun! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tom Arnold

Downtown Huntsville As a writer, producer, and actor, Tom Arnold has established himself to both television and film audiences worldwide, having won such awards as the Peabody Award and a Golden Globe Award. Additionally, he helped put Fox Sports Network on the map with his hosting duties on “BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD” and CMT’s top-rated “MY BIG REDNECK” franchise including and “MY BIG REDNECK FAMILY” which premiered at the highest ratings in CMT history. Arnold cornered the market on playing the resident comic relief in films like “NINE MONTHS” with Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, and Robin Williams, “TRUE LIES” with Arnold Schwarzenegger, “HERO” with Dustin Hoffman, and “AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY” with Mike Myers. Arnold was seen in Stephen Gyllenhaal’s quirky political comedy “GRASSROOTS” Tyler Perry’s “MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION” “HIT AND RUN” with Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper, ANY DAY starring alongside Sean Bean, Eva Longoria and Kate Walsh and Yahoo Comedy Series SIN CITY SAINTS star… Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $25+. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Hairspray

Performing Arts & Film Hairspray will be presented by the Bank Street Players at the historic Princess Theatre in Decatur July 19-21. This high energy, joyful musical takes place in 1962 Baltimore, when American culture was changing at lightning speed and popular music gave us a bond and a roadmap to march forward. The cast of 42 from around the Tennessee Valley features Hailey Beard as Tracy, Doug Maze as Edna, Cassandra Ayers as Motormouth Maybelle, and Debra Davenport as Velma VonTussle. Shows are at 7 pm Thursday, 7 pm Friday, 2 pm Saturday, and 7 pm Saturday. Tickets are available at www.princesstheatre.org. Venue/ Attraction: Princess Theatre. Cost: $18 adults, $15 seniors/students. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

LMP's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Performing Arts & Film Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel. The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. A sweeping score and powerf… Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Cost: $25.00. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Theatre Huntsville presents The Marvelous Wonderettes

Performing Arts & Film Synopsis: This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.”  In act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane! Produced by Special Arrangement with Steele Spring Stage Right Recommended for all audiences. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $24 for adults and $22 for seniors (65+), students, and active duty military. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://theatrehsv.org/shows/future-shows/the-marvelous-wonderettes/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 7:00 PM.

HSDS Presents: Tuxedo Junction

Music Rick Jobe and Tuxedo Junction have brought great swing music to Huntsville Alabama starting in 1984! Our first gig was the morning after daughter Melanie Jobe was born! The tradition has continued since Ricks move to Nashville in 2013. Access to a whole new stable of musicians has only brought the level of performance to a new high! It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing! Venue/ Attraction: Flying Monkey Arts. Cost: $10 - General, $7 - Students and active military. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

The Dawn & Jason Duo

Music Join us this Saturday, July 21st, @ X-Golf Huntsville for some great music, food, drinks.....and of course GOLF! No Cover!! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. X Golf Huntsville at Campus 805 2500 Clinton Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series 2018

Downtown Huntsville The Sounds of Summer Concert Series returns to S.R. Butler Green at Campus No. 805 for four dates in July and August! Come enjoy these FREE shows put on by Yellowhammer Brewing and Straight To Ale Brewing, grab some food and drinks, and take advantage of the warm summer weather! Venue/ Attraction: S.R. Butler Green at Campus No. 805. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Twilight 5k

Sports The race is a 5k starting and finishing is at Spragins Hall on the campus of UAH. UAH is located off I-565 in Huntsville, AL. Take the Jordan Lane exit going north, turn left at Holmes Ave. right on Ben Graves Dr. Spragins Hall is on the right. The first 350 entrants will receive a race T-shirt. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Spragins Hall. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Land Trust Members-Only Concert at Three Caves featuring Mambo Gris Gris

Outdoor Activities & Festivals MUST BE A LAND TRUST MEMBER TO PURCHASE TICKETS! Not a member? Join Today! Simply purchase a membership when you buy your tickets. Event Details: ***Important Information!*** Gates open at 5:30 PM. Concert begins at 7 PM. MUST BE A LAND TRUST MEMBER TO PURCHASE TICKETS! Not a member? Join Today! NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK WILL BE ALLOWED. NO COOLERS. Pre-order a boxed dinner from Washington Square Catering when you purchase your tickets. No food will be sold at the concert. Meals must be purchased in advance by Thursday, July 19 at noon! BRING YOUR BAG CHAIR! No chairs provided. No tables please. NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK WILL BE ALLOWED. NO COOLERS. Tips & Reminders BRING YOUR BAG CHAIR! No chairs provided. No tables please. Closed toe shoes recommended due to gravel. No pets or small children. If the concert must be cancelled due to inclement weather, ticket purchases will be considered a tax deductible donation to the Land Trust of North Alabama. Please check here and… Venue/ Attraction: Three Caves. Cost: $10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.landtrustnal.org/memberconcert. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Robin Grant & The Standard with Victoria Jones

Music Sizzling Jazz and Neo-Soul! Robin Grant & The Standard performs originals and jazz standards with an edgy style that appeals to all ages - with special guest opener Huntsville's Neo-Soul/Pop artist Victoria Jones performing her beautiful, big sound!! Venue/ Attraction: SideTracks Music Hall. Cost: $10. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Tom Arnold

Downtown Huntsville As a writer, producer, and actor, Tom Arnold has established himself to both television and film audiences worldwide, having won such awards as the Peabody Award and a Golden Globe Award. Additionally, he helped put Fox Sports Network on the map with his hosting duties on “BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD” and CMT’s top-rated “MY BIG REDNECK” franchise including and “MY BIG REDNECK FAMILY” which premiered at the highest ratings in CMT history. Arnold cornered the market on playing the resident comic relief in films like “NINE MONTHS” with Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, and Robin Williams, “TRUE LIES” with Arnold Schwarzenegger, “HERO” with Dustin Hoffman, and “AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY” with Mike Myers. Arnold was seen in Stephen Gyllenhaal’s quirky political comedy “GRASSROOTS” Tyler Perry’s “MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION” “HIT AND RUN” with Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper, ANY DAY starring alongside Sean Bean, Eva Longoria and Kate Walsh and Yahoo Comedy Series SIN CITY SAINTS star… Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $25+. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 8:45 PM – 10:15 PM.

Black Label @ The Page

Music Join us for live music 7 days a week! Venue/ Attraction: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 PM – Sunday, July 22, 2018, 12:00 AM.

Sonia Inc. 6th Annual Back to School Event

Social Events & More Free Backpack Giveaway!   Sonia Inc. is providing over 1,000 Backpacks to be given out over the weekend at 2 locations across Huntsville, Alabama!  Pop Shop #1 July 21st at Sparkman Walmart 10am-1pm Walk Up, Sign Up, and Go Event Pop Shop #2 July 22nd at Landers McLarty Chevrolet 2pm-5pm Drive Up, Sign Up, and Go Event (Drive Thru Style Event)  Kid(s) must be present to receive a backpack, if Kid(s) is not present, limited to 1 per adult.   #BeTheShift #BossUpTheKids #NonProfit #BackToSchool. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 PM – Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:00 AM.

Encounters: Ted Whisenhunt

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the folk-infused mixed media works of this North Georgia artist. Rural Appalachia and life in the early 20th century is the inspiration for his recent body of work. The mixed media sculptures also explore movement and viewer interaction by incorporating hand cranked mechanical systems that bring the pieces to life. A native of Alabama, Whisenhunt holds a BA from Birmingham-Southern College with an MA from Florida State University. He was the Associate Professor of Art and Chair of Fine and Performing Arts at Judson College from 1998 – 2009 before moving to Young Harris College in Georgia where he currently holds the same title. In his spare time Whisenhunt plays with the old time string band Cornbread & The Butterbeans. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 22, 2018.

Parks & Recreation Challenge 2018 - HYP Sand Volleyball

Downtown Huntsville Play sand volleyball at Brahan Spring Park with Huntsville Young Professionals Check out our list of daily options, participate in an event (or all of them!), take a picture of the activity and post to social media with the hashtag #GoPlayHsv. Mountain High Outfitters will have hidden swag bags at certain activities, and the Homewood Suites by Hilton/Village of Providence has donated stays for their favorite picture each week. Venue/ Attraction: Brahan Spring Park. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: https://3jzi0q2zthm01oqpx2h96lz1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/GoPlayHsv_Checklist_Final.pdf. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 22, 2018.

No Kill Huntsville "Chipathon"

Health & Wellness No Kill Huntsville, a local animal welfare advocacy coalition, is proud to announce the July 2018 “Chipathon” to help people have companion animals microchipped in Huntsville and Madison County at a reduced cost. In any given year, 1 out of every 3 pets goes missing and approximately 90% of them never return home simply because they cannot be identified. No Kill Huntsville is facilitating a microchipping event to make it easier for people to have companion animals microchipped at the drastically reduced rate of $20 (which includes the registration fee). Microchipping will be available by appointment or on a walk-in basis at: Bentley Animal Hospital; 5025 Memorial Parkway Northwest 256-852-4121; open for chipping Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. http://www.bentleyanimal.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bentleyanimal/ South Memorial Veterinary Services; 10008 Memorial Parkway Southwest (inside Pet Depot) 256-270-7639; open… Cost: $20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 22, 2018. Bentley Animal Hospital and South Memorial Veterinary Services.

MathAlive!

Educational & Lecture MathAlive! is designed to inspire, spark the imagination, and reveal not only math at work but also the endless possibilities of math. Primarily designed for kids in grades 3-8, the exhibition brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more – and creates interactive and immersive experiences that bring to life the math at work in each, whether in design, application or use. Guests will ride snowboards in a step-on experience, program the robotic arm from the cupola of the International Space Station, design (and play) their own video games, capture their 360-degree image in a stop-motion video, edit their own video game, and even try their hand at systems engineering for a city. Through 40 unique, interactive experiences, the exhibit takes math from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2018-05-26/mathalive. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 22, 2018.

Spark! Lab

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center opens its newest exhibit, “Spark!Lab,” Nov. 24. This interactive space allows visitors of all ages to become engineers as they work on design challenges, from cleaning up the ocean to creating a flying machine. The hands-one activities inspire students of all ages to use critical thinking skills to solve problems and realize they, too, can be an inventor. Spark!Lab was developed by the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, and includes an ever-changing array of themes and activities focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. Visitors will also use art, history and creativity as they learn real-world applications for what they’re learning in the classroom. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2017-11-24/sparklab. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 22, 2018.

Alan Shuptrine: The Serpentine Chain

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition of thematic watercolor paintings by Tennessee artist Alan Shuptrine pays tribute to the land and people found along the Appalachian Trail, and of the distinctive culture that endures from the mountains of Maine to Georgia. The body of work celebrates the connections of Appalachia with its historical and cultural counterpart in the British Isles, highlighting Celtic traditions that were brought to America in the 18th century and are still practiced in the region today. The paintings are ornamented with Shuptrine’s hand-carved frames, many of which are embedded with serpentine, a mineral that is found not only along the entire Appalachian Trail, but also in the regions of the British Isles where the original settlers to Appalachia were born. Organized by Alan Shuptrine and the Huntsville Museum of Art. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 22, 2018.

Folk Family Fun!

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us for a hands-on exploration of the life and crafts of the past with Folk Family Fun! Start at the very foundations when you put together a child-sized log cabin, and build your way up to stitching “clothes” and following animal tracks. Work together to weave a basket, take time to explore the barnyard, and pick up a paintbrush to see what your creative spirit can reveal! Whether you’re good at spotting all the different plants on the trail or the puzzle of putting together a quilt, you’ll find something to spark your curiosity. And of course kids will love the return of the perennial favorite, panning for gold at our sluice! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 22, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

Museums, Studios & Galleries Goblins, trolls and fairies! The Huntsville Botanical Garden welcomes the Gardens of Myth, which is sure to be amazing and send you on a mythological journey! The exhibition is a collection of incredibly realistic sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world. They range in size from tiny fairies to an incredible 25-foot dragon! Each sculpture is handmade and painted by artist Kendall R. Hart and his team. They bring a world of fantasy and wonder into the Garden. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/seasonal-festivals/#Myth. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 22, 2018.

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2018 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries An annual juried selection of approximately 50 outstanding photographs by members of the Huntsville Photographic Society, founded in 1964 to promote the art and science of photography in Huntsville and surrounding areas through informative programs, member contests, and special events. This year’s theme is “unexpected beauty.” Organized by HMA and the Huntsville Photographic Society. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 22, 2018.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

LMP's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Performing Arts & Film Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel. The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. A sweeping score and powerf… Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Cost: $25.00. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:30 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, July 22, 2018, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

4th Sunday's Art Hop

Social Events & More The market will happen every 4th Sunday of the month from 4pm-9pm and will include some of you favorite local creatives! So come out to Rocket Republic every last Sunday of the month to sip your favorite craft beers while you rub elbows with the your favorite local artists and makers! If you're a local artist and/or maker and want to participate, please ask to join the Rocket City Art Hops Vender group. Venue/ Attraction: Rocket Republic Brew. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Dan Whitehurst - Fundraiser for The Huntsville Hospital Foundation

Downtown Huntsville Use discount code KIDS to save on the service fee's for this show. Born in Knoxville Tennessee, little Danny Whitehurst always had a knack for finding humor in unusual situations. After flunking out of college at U.T. Martin and sweating profusely in a cast iron Factory, Dan sought easier employment in the Military and as a correctional officer for the Tennessee Department Of Corrections and finally as a Police Officer for the Metropolitan Police Department in Nashville Tennessee. In 2001 Dan was voted the “World’s Funniest Cop” by the Association Of Law Enforcement Training in Orlando Florida and runner up in 2003’s contest held in Los Angeles and hosted by Jay Leno. As an Armed Robbery Detective, he was also named Investigator Of The Year in 2002 for the City Of Nashville. By 2007, the police career ended and comedy became a full time endeavor. Opening for a who’s who of comedians at his home club, Zanies in Nashville, Dan watched and learned as his act evolved from one liners to relying on actual… Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $15+. Event Web Link: http://standuplivehuntsville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=511551. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Curling 101 Class

Sports Learn to curl at the Ice Complex! Curling 101 sessions are filling up quickly! Sign up on-line at www.hsviceplex.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Ice Complex. Cost: $15. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Encounters: Ted Whisenhunt

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the folk-infused mixed media works of this North Georgia artist. Rural Appalachia and life in the early 20th century is the inspiration for his recent body of work. The mixed media sculptures also explore movement and viewer interaction by incorporating hand cranked mechanical systems that bring the pieces to life. A native of Alabama, Whisenhunt holds a BA from Birmingham-Southern College with an MA from Florida State University. He was the Associate Professor of Art and Chair of Fine and Performing Arts at Judson College from 1998 – 2009 before moving to Young Harris College in Georgia where he currently holds the same title. In his spare time Whisenhunt plays with the old time string band Cornbread & The Butterbeans. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 23, 2018.

Parks & Recreation Challenge 2018 - Greenways

Downtown Huntsville Get your steps in at one of our greenways Check out our list of daily options, participate in an event (or all of them!), take a picture of the activity and post to social media with the hashtag #GoPlayHsv. Mountain High Outfitters will have hidden swag bags at certain activities, and the Homewood Suites by Hilton/Village of Providence has donated stays for their favorite picture each week. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Area Parks. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: https://3jzi0q2zthm01oqpx2h96lz1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/GoPlayHsv_Checklist_Final.pdf. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 23, 2018.

No Kill Huntsville "Chipathon"

Health & Wellness No Kill Huntsville, a local animal welfare advocacy coalition, is proud to announce the July 2018 “Chipathon” to help people have companion animals microchipped in Huntsville and Madison County at a reduced cost. In any given year, 1 out of every 3 pets goes missing and approximately 90% of them never return home simply because they cannot be identified. No Kill Huntsville is facilitating a microchipping event to make it easier for people to have companion animals microchipped at the drastically reduced rate of $20 (which includes the registration fee). Microchipping will be available by appointment or on a walk-in basis at: Bentley Animal Hospital; 5025 Memorial Parkway Northwest 256-852-4121; open for chipping Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. http://www.bentleyanimal.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bentleyanimal/ South Memorial Veterinary Services; 10008 Memorial Parkway Southwest (inside Pet Depot) 256-270-7639; open… Cost: $20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 23, 2018. Bentley Animal Hospital and South Memorial Veterinary Services.

MathAlive!

Educational & Lecture MathAlive! is designed to inspire, spark the imagination, and reveal not only math at work but also the endless possibilities of math. Primarily designed for kids in grades 3-8, the exhibition brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more – and creates interactive and immersive experiences that bring to life the math at work in each, whether in design, application or use. Guests will ride snowboards in a step-on experience, program the robotic arm from the cupola of the International Space Station, design (and play) their own video games, capture their 360-degree image in a stop-motion video, edit their own video game, and even try their hand at systems engineering for a city. Through 40 unique, interactive experiences, the exhibit takes math from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2018-05-26/mathalive. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 23, 2018.

Spark! Lab

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center opens its newest exhibit, “Spark!Lab,” Nov. 24. This interactive space allows visitors of all ages to become engineers as they work on design challenges, from cleaning up the ocean to creating a flying machine. The hands-one activities inspire students of all ages to use critical thinking skills to solve problems and realize they, too, can be an inventor. Spark!Lab was developed by the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, and includes an ever-changing array of themes and activities focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. Visitors will also use art, history and creativity as they learn real-world applications for what they’re learning in the classroom. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2017-11-24/sparklab. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 23, 2018.

Folk Family Fun!

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us for a hands-on exploration of the life and crafts of the past with Folk Family Fun! Start at the very foundations when you put together a child-sized log cabin, and build your way up to stitching “clothes” and following animal tracks. Work together to weave a basket, take time to explore the barnyard, and pick up a paintbrush to see what your creative spirit can reveal! Whether you’re good at spotting all the different plants on the trail or the puzzle of putting together a quilt, you’ll find something to spark your curiosity. And of course kids will love the return of the perennial favorite, panning for gold at our sluice! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 23, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

Museums, Studios & Galleries Goblins, trolls and fairies! The Huntsville Botanical Garden welcomes the Gardens of Myth, which is sure to be amazing and send you on a mythological journey! The exhibition is a collection of incredibly realistic sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world. They range in size from tiny fairies to an incredible 25-foot dragon! Each sculpture is handmade and painted by artist Kendall R. Hart and his team. They bring a world of fantasy and wonder into the Garden. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/seasonal-festivals/#Myth. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 23, 2018.

Martial Arts Camp

Kids Martial Arts Camp! 2018 Triad Olympics Join us for our week long camp of karate, jiu-jitsu, weapons and lots of games! Snacks and drinks are included, just bring a lunch. After a full week of games, Friday will be the Awards Ceremony. BUT be prepared! It will also be our traditional MESSY DAY! Our camp is held in the Madison Dojo, over 6,000 sqft of open space, black belt instructors and martial arts student assisting! Instructional time each day in karate and jiu-jitsu and Kobudo(weapons). Kids will make a weapon to train with and have to take home on Friday. Camp always has surprises and new games! Please preregister with the Tickets Link! Open to ages 3 1/2 (able to potty on their own) - 14yrs. Instructional groups are divided into age/skill level as needed. Call or message with any questions 256-509-5201. Cost: $135. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 23, 2018, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Triad Martial Arts Madison 7566 Wall Triana Hwy Madison, Al. 35757.

Zumbini Class

Kids Zumbini with LaQueena is July 23rd at 10:30a at Brahan Recreaction Center in Huntsville AL. Zumbini is a music and movement class created by Zumba and Baby First for ages 0 to 4 and their caregiver. We dance, sing, play & move!!! Cost: $6.00. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 23, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Brahan Spring Rec Center 3770 Ivy Ave SW Huntsville, AL 35805.

Hollywood Paranoia Movies: Marathon Man

Downtown Huntsville Come watch the classic movie "Marathon Man" (1976) as part of our Hollywood Paranoia Movie Series! All movies in this series are shown in the Second Floor Events Room at the Downtown Huntsville Public Library. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 23, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Adulting: Personal Finance 102

Educational & Lecture Adulting - noun - the practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks. Join us for this fun and educational series on important topics for everyday life as an adult. Free and open to the public. Each class takes place in the Auditorium 2 of the Madison Public Library. Venue/ Attraction: Madison Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 23, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Suminagashi: Paper Marbling Workshop

Educational & Lecture Suminagashi is a paper marbling technique that originated in Japan in the 12th Century. In this workshop, students will learn the technique of floating sumi ink on the surface of water to create their own unique sheets of marbled paper. Sumi ink, brushes, and paper will be provided by the instructor. Aprons will be available, however, sumi ink does stain clothes, so please wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty. This workshop will be taught by GPP Member Shannon Kennedy in Studio 122 at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. To register and for more information, please visit http://greenpeapress.com/workshops/suminagashi-paper-marbling. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $45 (Green Pea Press members get a 10% discount). Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 23, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Concerts in the Park

Music Arts Huntsville and the City of Huntsville’s Department of Parks and Recreation present the 2018 Concerts in the Park season. Concerts in the Park will be held every Monday evening, June 4th – August 6th. The series will showcase a mix of musical genres that will be announced in May. The Concerts take place in downtown Huntsville on the Huntsville Museum of Art outdoor stage in Big Spring International Park from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. The concerts are FREE to the public; concertgoers should bring their own seating and leashed pets are welcome. Picnics are welcome at the Concerts, but local food trucks and vendors will also be onsite. For more information, please email info@artshuntsville.org or call 256-519-2787. Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.artshuntsville.org/concerts-in-the-park-2/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 23, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Geeks Who Drink Trivia at STA

Downtown Huntsville Calling all geeks! Start your week off right and join us Monday nights from 7-9pm in the Speakeasy for trivia with Geeks Who Drink! Prizes will be given out for first & second place for the night, as well as the winners of the 5 bonus questions. Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes hosts their quizzes at over 900 pubs and restaurants all over the US. Our quiz is a collective effort of dozens of quizmasters, writers, fact-checkers, graphic designers and artists. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Brands (Campus 805). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 23, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Huntsville Photographic Society Photographic Competition

Downtown Huntsville At this session of the Huntsville Photographic Society the competition subject is: “On the Farm " Visitors are welcome but only members may compete. There's no admission charge. Feel free to come and see how the members handled this challenge and hear the always informative judges’ comments about their entries. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsvillephotographicsociety.org/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 23, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM.

Encounters: Ted Whisenhunt

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the folk-infused mixed media works of this North Georgia artist. Rural Appalachia and life in the early 20th century is the inspiration for his recent body of work. The mixed media sculptures also explore movement and viewer interaction by incorporating hand cranked mechanical systems that bring the pieces to life. A native of Alabama, Whisenhunt holds a BA from Birmingham-Southern College with an MA from Florida State University. He was the Associate Professor of Art and Chair of Fine and Performing Arts at Judson College from 1998 – 2009 before moving to Young Harris College in Georgia where he currently holds the same title. In his spare time Whisenhunt plays with the old time string band Cornbread & The Butterbeans. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

Parks & Recreation Challenge 2018 - DogSpots

Downtown Huntsville Play fetch with a furry friend at one of our four Dog Spots. Check out our list of daily options, participate in an event (or all of them!), take a picture of the activity and post to social media with the hashtag #GoPlayHsv. Mountain High Outfitters will have hidden swag bags at certain activities, and the Homewood Suites by Hilton/Village of Providence has donated stays for their favorite picture each week. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Area Parks. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: https://3jzi0q2zthm01oqpx2h96lz1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/GoPlayHsv_Checklist_Final.pdf. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

No Kill Huntsville "Chipathon"

Health & Wellness No Kill Huntsville, a local animal welfare advocacy coalition, is proud to announce the July 2018 “Chipathon” to help people have companion animals microchipped in Huntsville and Madison County at a reduced cost. In any given year, 1 out of every 3 pets goes missing and approximately 90% of them never return home simply because they cannot be identified. No Kill Huntsville is facilitating a microchipping event to make it easier for people to have companion animals microchipped at the drastically reduced rate of $20 (which includes the registration fee). Microchipping will be available by appointment or on a walk-in basis at: Bentley Animal Hospital; 5025 Memorial Parkway Northwest 256-852-4121; open for chipping Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. http://www.bentleyanimal.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bentleyanimal/ South Memorial Veterinary Services; 10008 Memorial Parkway Southwest (inside Pet Depot) 256-270-7639; open… Cost: $20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Bentley Animal Hospital and South Memorial Veterinary Services.

MathAlive!

Educational & Lecture MathAlive! is designed to inspire, spark the imagination, and reveal not only math at work but also the endless possibilities of math. Primarily designed for kids in grades 3-8, the exhibition brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more – and creates interactive and immersive experiences that bring to life the math at work in each, whether in design, application or use. Guests will ride snowboards in a step-on experience, program the robotic arm from the cupola of the International Space Station, design (and play) their own video games, capture their 360-degree image in a stop-motion video, edit their own video game, and even try their hand at systems engineering for a city. Through 40 unique, interactive experiences, the exhibit takes math from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2018-05-26/mathalive. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

Spark! Lab

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center opens its newest exhibit, “Spark!Lab,” Nov. 24. This interactive space allows visitors of all ages to become engineers as they work on design challenges, from cleaning up the ocean to creating a flying machine. The hands-one activities inspire students of all ages to use critical thinking skills to solve problems and realize they, too, can be an inventor. Spark!Lab was developed by the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, and includes an ever-changing array of themes and activities focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. Visitors will also use art, history and creativity as they learn real-world applications for what they’re learning in the classroom. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2017-11-24/sparklab. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

Alan Shuptrine: The Serpentine Chain

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition of thematic watercolor paintings by Tennessee artist Alan Shuptrine pays tribute to the land and people found along the Appalachian Trail, and of the distinctive culture that endures from the mountains of Maine to Georgia. The body of work celebrates the connections of Appalachia with its historical and cultural counterpart in the British Isles, highlighting Celtic traditions that were brought to America in the 18th century and are still practiced in the region today. The paintings are ornamented with Shuptrine’s hand-carved frames, many of which are embedded with serpentine, a mineral that is found not only along the entire Appalachian Trail, but also in the regions of the British Isles where the original settlers to Appalachia were born. Organized by Alan Shuptrine and the Huntsville Museum of Art. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

Folk Family Fun!

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us for a hands-on exploration of the life and crafts of the past with Folk Family Fun! Start at the very foundations when you put together a child-sized log cabin, and build your way up to stitching “clothes” and following animal tracks. Work together to weave a basket, take time to explore the barnyard, and pick up a paintbrush to see what your creative spirit can reveal! Whether you’re good at spotting all the different plants on the trail or the puzzle of putting together a quilt, you’ll find something to spark your curiosity. And of course kids will love the return of the perennial favorite, panning for gold at our sluice! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

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

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2018 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries An annual juried selection of approximately 50 outstanding photographs by members of the Huntsville Photographic Society, founded in 1964 to promote the art and science of photography in Huntsville and surrounding areas through informative programs, member contests, and special events. This year’s theme is “unexpected beauty.” Organized by HMA and the Huntsville Photographic Society. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

Martial Arts Camp

Kids Martial Arts Camp! 2018 Triad Olympics Join us for our week long camp of karate, jiu-jitsu, weapons and lots of games! Snacks and drinks are included, just bring a lunch. After a full week of games, Friday will be the Awards Ceremony. BUT be prepared! It will also be our traditional MESSY DAY! Our camp is held in the Madison Dojo, over 6,000 sqft of open space, black belt instructors and martial arts student assisting! Instructional time each day in karate and jiu-jitsu and Kobudo(weapons). Kids will make a weapon to train with and have to take home on Friday. Camp always has surprises and new games! Please preregister with the Tickets Link! Open to ages 3 1/2 (able to potty on their own) - 14yrs. Instructional groups are divided into age/skill level as needed. Call or message with any questions 256-509-5201. Cost: $135. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Triad Martial Arts Madison 7566 Wall Triana Hwy Madison, Al. 35757.

Tuesdays on the Trail - Bloucher Ford Float

Educational & Lecture Director of Freshwater Programs for the Nature Conservancy in Alabama, Jason Throneberry, will guide us on a Flint River adventure departing from our Bloucher Ford Property.  You can look forward to a short float down the river while learning about the Flint’s unique ecosystem. Cost: $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. | Ages 6+ with an accompanying adult. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.landtrustnal.org/tott. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Science of Imagination | Colorful Chemistry

Museums, Studios & Galleries Acids and bases change color before your eyes as you test their pH. Join us for our Science of Imagination series every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. This weekly hands-on activity is included with museum membership or paid admission. Science of Imagination activities are recommended for ages 4-6 and emphasize the development of “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). All workshops are aligned to Next Generation Science (NGSS), Common Core Math (CCM), and Alabama College and Career Readiness Standards (ALCCRS). Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: Included with Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

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, July 24, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Jams on Jefferson Street

Downtown Huntsville Meet us under the Light Tree for food truck fare, the melodies of local musicians, and specialty shopping! Treat yourself to some Tuesday evening fun with friends now through September 25. Venue/ Attraction: The Avenue. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Game Night

Social Events & More Bring your friends and your favorite game enjoy beer and board games at Straight to Ale. Food Truck: Chupper Time Catering. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Brands (Campus 805). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Five at Five

Outdoor Activities & Festivals It’s not too early to start planning a relaxing summer filled with music and camaraderie! Take in the spectacular lake view from the south side of HBG’s guest center while enjoying an eclectic selection of local music selected to satisfy your adventurous side! The Table in the Garden will be open during Five at Five selling boxed sandwiches, snacks, and beverages, including beer and wine. Bring your comfy lawn chair or picnic blanket to enjoy this event on the paved plaza or grassy lawn. Remember the Garden will be open until 7:00 PM, so plan a stroll to view our summer exhibit, Gardens of Myth! Priced just right! All Garden member’s guests will pay a reduced admission of $5.00! Bring your friends and family! June 12 Jeff and Taylor, The Acoustic Duo June 19 PMB June 26 Musgrove Sessions July 3 PMB July 10 Five Points Cowboy July 17 Calypso Vision July 24 Kid’s Celtic Trio July 31 John Tinger. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/family-friendly-events/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

TropiLocal Release Party

Downtown Huntsville Witness the power of local! Straight to Ale’s inaugural STAlocal campaign is proud to announce the launch of our very first community collaboration brew – TropiLocal Belgian Wit! The release party will be in the Straight to Ale gym on July 24th, 6-9pm, featuring live music from The Note Kickers - a 3-piece funky instrumental band with Hunter Copeland on guitar, John Onder on bass and Scot Holder on drums. Green Pea Press, Energy Alabama, The Deep, Comics & Games, and Startlingly Fresh Records came together to create a brand-new beer from start to finish and will be joining us to celebrate the release. Green Pea Press will be printing shirts for the brew on site, and Energy Alabama will be raffling off an Ecobee Smart Thermostat! Each organization will also have tables set up with their own merchandise and information available. TropiLocal is a twist on a traditional Belgian Wit beer, cutting back the standard orange peel and using more lemon, and adding a dry hopping once fermentation nears completion. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Brands (Campus 805). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

From Me to We: A Day of Unity

Health & Wellness All area middle and high schoolers are invited to speak up and unite at From Me to We: A Day of Unity, Tuesday, July 24, 6-8 p.m. at AM Booth's Lumberyard! This FREE outdoor event will feature live music from local band Free Range, activities, guest speakers and a free T-shirt for the first 30 people! Free soft drinks and water will be provided, and food will be available to purchase. Bring a friend and help promote unity and suicide prevention in the Huntsville community. From Me to We is hosted by Huntsville Hospital Foundation's SPEAK program and WHNT News 19. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/485476858532321/?active_tab=about. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Local Fantasy Author Kyle Adams “Through the Lichgate” Launch party!

Social Events & More Join us to celebrate Kyle Adam’s New Novel inspired by his own tabletop gaming experiences! Meet and Greet with Kyle! Live reading of a portion of the book! And of course, The book will be available at The DeeP for the first time! Venue/ Attraction: The DeeP, Comics & Games. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

YOGA VIBES - Namaste With a Live DJ

Health & Wellness You spoke. We listened. We're now doing FREE YOGA at The Camp - but with a twang! Have you ever practiced yoga with a Live DJ? It's way better than goats. Every Tuesday evening for the month of July, DJ C Battle will be dropping some vibes while our yoga-pro Bobbie Esther Wyso will be leading fun and challenging Vinyasa Flow classes focusing on the physical, mental and spiritual well being for all. Come and experience an hour-long blend of all the ancient branches of hatha yoga at this upbeat, invigorating and inspiring outdoor atmosphere. Be sure to bring an empty mind and open heart, as well as a yoga mat and bottle of water. Don't forget to invite your friends - the cool ones, of course. Venue/ Attraction: The Camp at MidCity. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Retro Video Game Night

Downtown Huntsville Atrai, NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and Dreamcast all free to play! Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Speakeasy. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Encounters: Ted Whisenhunt

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the folk-infused mixed media works of this North Georgia artist. Rural Appalachia and life in the early 20th century is the inspiration for his recent body of work. The mixed media sculptures also explore movement and viewer interaction by incorporating hand cranked mechanical systems that bring the pieces to life. A native of Alabama, Whisenhunt holds a BA from Birmingham-Southern College with an MA from Florida State University. He was the Associate Professor of Art and Chair of Fine and Performing Arts at Judson College from 1998 – 2009 before moving to Young Harris College in Georgia where he currently holds the same title. In his spare time Whisenhunt plays with the old time string band Cornbread & The Butterbeans. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

Parks & Recreation Challenge 2018 - Splashpads!

Downtown Huntsville Stay cool at one of our three splash pads! Check out our list of daily options, participate in an event (or all of them!), take a picture of the activity and post to social media with the hashtag #GoPlayHsv. Mountain High Outfitters will have hidden swag bags at certain activities, and the Homewood Suites by Hilton/Village of Providence has donated stays for their favorite picture each week. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Area Parks. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: https://3jzi0q2zthm01oqpx2h96lz1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/GoPlayHsv_Checklist_Final.pdf. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

No Kill Huntsville "Chipathon"

Health & Wellness No Kill Huntsville, a local animal welfare advocacy coalition, is proud to announce the July 2018 “Chipathon” to help people have companion animals microchipped in Huntsville and Madison County at a reduced cost. In any given year, 1 out of every 3 pets goes missing and approximately 90% of them never return home simply because they cannot be identified. No Kill Huntsville is facilitating a microchipping event to make it easier for people to have companion animals microchipped at the drastically reduced rate of $20 (which includes the registration fee). Microchipping will be available by appointment or on a walk-in basis at: Bentley Animal Hospital; 5025 Memorial Parkway Northwest 256-852-4121; open for chipping Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. http://www.bentleyanimal.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bentleyanimal/ South Memorial Veterinary Services; 10008 Memorial Parkway Southwest (inside Pet Depot) 256-270-7639; open… Cost: $20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Bentley Animal Hospital and South Memorial Veterinary Services.

MathAlive!

Educational & Lecture MathAlive! is designed to inspire, spark the imagination, and reveal not only math at work but also the endless possibilities of math. Primarily designed for kids in grades 3-8, the exhibition brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more – and creates interactive and immersive experiences that bring to life the math at work in each, whether in design, application or use. Guests will ride snowboards in a step-on experience, program the robotic arm from the cupola of the International Space Station, design (and play) their own video games, capture their 360-degree image in a stop-motion video, edit their own video game, and even try their hand at systems engineering for a city. Through 40 unique, interactive experiences, the exhibit takes math from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2018-05-26/mathalive. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

Spark! Lab

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center opens its newest exhibit, “Spark!Lab,” Nov. 24. This interactive space allows visitors of all ages to become engineers as they work on design challenges, from cleaning up the ocean to creating a flying machine. The hands-one activities inspire students of all ages to use critical thinking skills to solve problems and realize they, too, can be an inventor. Spark!Lab was developed by the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, and includes an ever-changing array of themes and activities focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. Visitors will also use art, history and creativity as they learn real-world applications for what they’re learning in the classroom. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2017-11-24/sparklab. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

Alan Shuptrine: The Serpentine Chain

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition of thematic watercolor paintings by Tennessee artist Alan Shuptrine pays tribute to the land and people found along the Appalachian Trail, and of the distinctive culture that endures from the mountains of Maine to Georgia. The body of work celebrates the connections of Appalachia with its historical and cultural counterpart in the British Isles, highlighting Celtic traditions that were brought to America in the 18th century and are still practiced in the region today. The paintings are ornamented with Shuptrine’s hand-carved frames, many of which are embedded with serpentine, a mineral that is found not only along the entire Appalachian Trail, but also in the regions of the British Isles where the original settlers to Appalachia were born. Organized by Alan Shuptrine and the Huntsville Museum of Art. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

Folk Family Fun!

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us for a hands-on exploration of the life and crafts of the past with Folk Family Fun! Start at the very foundations when you put together a child-sized log cabin, and build your way up to stitching “clothes” and following animal tracks. Work together to weave a basket, take time to explore the barnyard, and pick up a paintbrush to see what your creative spirit can reveal! Whether you’re good at spotting all the different plants on the trail or the puzzle of putting together a quilt, you’ll find something to spark your curiosity. And of course kids will love the return of the perennial favorite, panning for gold at our sluice! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

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

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2018 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries An annual juried selection of approximately 50 outstanding photographs by members of the Huntsville Photographic Society, founded in 1964 to promote the art and science of photography in Huntsville and surrounding areas through informative programs, member contests, and special events. This year’s theme is “unexpected beauty.” Organized by HMA and the Huntsville Photographic Society. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

CANCELED - RevFit Walk & Workout

Health & Wellness Venue/ Attraction: McGucken Park. Cost: $5. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM.

Martial Arts Camp

Kids Martial Arts Camp! 2018 Triad Olympics Join us for our week long camp of karate, jiu-jitsu, weapons and lots of games! Snacks and drinks are included, just bring a lunch. After a full week of games, Friday will be the Awards Ceremony. BUT be prepared! It will also be our traditional MESSY DAY! Our camp is held in the Madison Dojo, over 6,000 sqft of open space, black belt instructors and martial arts student assisting! Instructional time each day in karate and jiu-jitsu and Kobudo(weapons). Kids will make a weapon to train with and have to take home on Friday. Camp always has surprises and new games! Please preregister with the Tickets Link! Open to ages 3 1/2 (able to potty on their own) - 14yrs. Instructional groups are divided into age/skill level as needed. Call or message with any questions 256-509-5201. Cost: $135. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Triad Martial Arts Madison 7566 Wall Triana Hwy Madison, Al. 35757.

Caring Talks

Health & Wellness Feb: Heart Health, Stroke Awareness: Signs, Symptoms, and Physical and Mental Effects Mar:Dementia: Identifying the Disease and Removing Fear of Living with the Disease Apr:Legal Documents for Successful Aging: HealthCare POA, Financial POA, Living Will May:Fall Prevention and Awareness, Strength Building, Balance Awareness Jun:Veteran’s Benefits. Venue/ Attraction: First Baptist Church Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Wacky Wednesdays!

Kids A summer of wonder and enchantment awaits; prepare to be inspired by nature! Wacky Wednesday’s will include fluttering fairies, trolls and gnomes, and a different wacky adventure each week in the Enchanted Forest!  Teeny tiny things will abound in the creative play area, creative crafts for little hands, story time and a snack included in every Gardens of Myth Wacky Wednesday!  Wear your fairy wings and bring your imagination! Picnic tables are available in the Enchanted Forest so plan on enjoying a relaxing lunch in the shade and remember you’ll be close to the Gardens of Myth trail, the Garden Railway, the Outdoor Build area and the Hammocks too! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Free with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/wacky-wednesday/?instance_id=1088. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

Retro Video Game Night

Downtown Huntsville Atari, NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and Playstation all free to play! Venue/ Attraction: SideTracks Music Hall. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 6:00 PM – Thursday, July 26, 2018, 1:30 AM.

LMP's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Performing Arts & Film Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel. The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. A sweeping score and powerf… Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Cost: $25.00. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Encounters: Ted Whisenhunt

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the folk-infused mixed media works of this North Georgia artist. Rural Appalachia and life in the early 20th century is the inspiration for his recent body of work. The mixed media sculptures also explore movement and viewer interaction by incorporating hand cranked mechanical systems that bring the pieces to life. A native of Alabama, Whisenhunt holds a BA from Birmingham-Southern College with an MA from Florida State University. He was the Associate Professor of Art and Chair of Fine and Performing Arts at Judson College from 1998 – 2009 before moving to Young Harris College in Georgia where he currently holds the same title. In his spare time Whisenhunt plays with the old time string band Cornbread & The Butterbeans. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 26, 2018.

Parks & Recreation Challenge 2018 - Sidewalk Chalk

Downtown Huntsville Draw some beautiful sidewalk chalk art in Big Spring Park Check out our list of daily options, participate in an event (or all of them!), take a picture of the activity and post to social media with the hashtag #GoPlayHsv. Mountain High Outfitters will have hidden swag bags at certain activities, and the Homewood Suites by Hilton/Village of Providence has donated stays for their favorite picture each week. Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: https://3jzi0q2zthm01oqpx2h96lz1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/GoPlayHsv_Checklist_Final.pdf. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 26, 2018.

No Kill Huntsville "Chipathon"

Health & Wellness No Kill Huntsville, a local animal welfare advocacy coalition, is proud to announce the July 2018 “Chipathon” to help people have companion animals microchipped in Huntsville and Madison County at a reduced cost. In any given year, 1 out of every 3 pets goes missing and approximately 90% of them never return home simply because they cannot be identified. No Kill Huntsville is facilitating a microchipping event to make it easier for people to have companion animals microchipped at the drastically reduced rate of $20 (which includes the registration fee). Microchipping will be available by appointment or on a walk-in basis at: Bentley Animal Hospital; 5025 Memorial Parkway Northwest 256-852-4121; open for chipping Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. http://www.bentleyanimal.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bentleyanimal/ South Memorial Veterinary Services; 10008 Memorial Parkway Southwest (inside Pet Depot) 256-270-7639; open… Cost: $20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 26, 2018. Bentley Animal Hospital and South Memorial Veterinary Services.

MathAlive!

Educational & Lecture MathAlive! is designed to inspire, spark the imagination, and reveal not only math at work but also the endless possibilities of math. Primarily designed for kids in grades 3-8, the exhibition brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more – and creates interactive and immersive experiences that bring to life the math at work in each, whether in design, application or use. Guests will ride snowboards in a step-on experience, program the robotic arm from the cupola of the International Space Station, design (and play) their own video games, capture their 360-degree image in a stop-motion video, edit their own video game, and even try their hand at systems engineering for a city. Through 40 unique, interactive experiences, the exhibit takes math from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2018-05-26/mathalive. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 26, 2018.

Spark! Lab

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center opens its newest exhibit, “Spark!Lab,” Nov. 24. This interactive space allows visitors of all ages to become engineers as they work on design challenges, from cleaning up the ocean to creating a flying machine. The hands-one activities inspire students of all ages to use critical thinking skills to solve problems and realize they, too, can be an inventor. Spark!Lab was developed by the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, and includes an ever-changing array of themes and activities focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. Visitors will also use art, history and creativity as they learn real-world applications for what they’re learning in the classroom. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2017-11-24/sparklab. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 26, 2018.

Alan Shuptrine: The Serpentine Chain

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition of thematic watercolor paintings by Tennessee artist Alan Shuptrine pays tribute to the land and people found along the Appalachian Trail, and of the distinctive culture that endures from the mountains of Maine to Georgia. The body of work celebrates the connections of Appalachia with its historical and cultural counterpart in the British Isles, highlighting Celtic traditions that were brought to America in the 18th century and are still practiced in the region today. The paintings are ornamented with Shuptrine’s hand-carved frames, many of which are embedded with serpentine, a mineral that is found not only along the entire Appalachian Trail, but also in the regions of the British Isles where the original settlers to Appalachia were born. Organized by Alan Shuptrine and the Huntsville Museum of Art. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 26, 2018.

Folk Family Fun!

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us for a hands-on exploration of the life and crafts of the past with Folk Family Fun! Start at the very foundations when you put together a child-sized log cabin, and build your way up to stitching “clothes” and following animal tracks. Work together to weave a basket, take time to explore the barnyard, and pick up a paintbrush to see what your creative spirit can reveal! Whether you’re good at spotting all the different plants on the trail or the puzzle of putting together a quilt, you’ll find something to spark your curiosity. And of course kids will love the return of the perennial favorite, panning for gold at our sluice! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 26, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

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

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2018 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries An annual juried selection of approximately 50 outstanding photographs by members of the Huntsville Photographic Society, founded in 1964 to promote the art and science of photography in Huntsville and surrounding areas through informative programs, member contests, and special events. This year’s theme is “unexpected beauty.” Organized by HMA and the Huntsville Photographic Society. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 26, 2018.

Martial Arts Camp

Kids Martial Arts Camp! 2018 Triad Olympics Join us for our week long camp of karate, jiu-jitsu, weapons and lots of games! Snacks and drinks are included, just bring a lunch. After a full week of games, Friday will be the Awards Ceremony. BUT be prepared! It will also be our traditional MESSY DAY! Our camp is held in the Madison Dojo, over 6,000 sqft of open space, black belt instructors and martial arts student assisting! Instructional time each day in karate and jiu-jitsu and Kobudo(weapons). Kids will make a weapon to train with and have to take home on Friday. Camp always has surprises and new games! Please preregister with the Tickets Link! Open to ages 3 1/2 (able to potty on their own) - 14yrs. Instructional groups are divided into age/skill level as needed. Call or message with any questions 256-509-5201. Cost: $135. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Triad Martial Arts Madison 7566 Wall Triana Hwy Madison, Al. 35757.

Back to School Bash!!

Kids Come and join us for our Back to School Bash with GLOW and Bubbles on Thursday July 26th!! Play from 2pm-6pm Everyone gets a glow necklace! $12+tax per child Don't forget your socks!! Venue/ Attraction: Pump It Up. Cost: $12+tax. Event Web Link: https://www.pumpitupparty.com/huntsville-al/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Arts on Eustis

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Arts Huntsville introduces Arts on Eustis! Join us Thursday nights at The Greene Street Market at Nativity, May 17th - July 26th, to shop 8 local and regional artists. Exhibitors will rotate each week so you can discover something new each week in #downtownhsv. ***Arts on Eustis will not be held on Thursday, July 5th***. Venue/ Attraction: Green Street Market at Nativity. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1398184546994152/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Biergarten

Museums, Studios & Galleries Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Saturn V Hall in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. beginning March 15, 2018, and each Thursday night thereafter through October, for the German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. It’s family-friendly and leashed dogs are welcome on our Apollo Terrace and in Apollo Courtyard. Admission is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2018-03-15/biergarten. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Under the Lights

Downtown Huntsville Music will be playing through the streets in #DowntownHSV! Local artists will join the downtown area on Clinton Avenue (Sam & Greg's Pizzeria/Gelateria - Huntsville) and Northside Square (UG White) every Thursday evening 5pm-8pm July - September. We are proud to have Huntsville Alive sponsoring this awesome weekday entertainment! Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Steel Magnolias

Performing Arts & Film The play is about the bond a group of women share in a small-town Southern community, and how they cope with the death of one of their own. The story is based on Robert Harling's real life experience of the death of his sister, Susan Harling Robinson, in 1985 due to complications from Type 1 diabetes. Venue/ Attraction: Athens State University. Is the event free? No. Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Retro Video Game Night

Downtown Huntsville NES, SNES, Genesis, and N64 all free to play! Bring your Tetris A-game. Venue/ Attraction: AM Booth's Lumberyard. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – Friday, July 27, 2018, 12:00 AM.

Tabletop Game Night

Downtown Huntsville Tabletop Thursdays at InnerSpace Brewing Company. We will have some tables set aside just for game play. Come play from our collection or bring your favorite! Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. InnerSpace Brewing Co 2414 Clinton Ave W Huntsville, AL 35805.

Adulting: Employment 101

Educational & Lecture Adulting - noun - the practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks. Join us for this fun and educational series on important topics for everyday life as an adult. Free and open to the public. Each class takes place in the Auditorium 2 of the Madison Public Library. Venue/ Attraction: Madison Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

LMP's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Performing Arts & Film Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel. The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. A sweeping score and powerf… Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Cost: $25.00. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Earthquake

Downtown Huntsville The life and times of Comedian Earthquake reads like an unlikely happenstance that has fallen into divine rightness. Everyone knows the story, he didn’t have an epiphany about his career, but what everyone is missing, is that somehow someway he is standing right where he needs to be. Washington D.C.’s own Nathaniel Stroman turned Earthquake has a knack for gut instinct. It’s how he came to have thousands of adoring fans and has graced every media opportunity afforded a stand-­‐ up comedian in this day and age. ‘The way I approach my show is unique’ Earthquake says.’ I don’t have a plan, I just step on stage and it goes from there’. Refreshingly charming with a pristine presentation Quake looks amazing as if he hadn’t been in the game for 20 years. His fans were excited to receive him as the unforgettable Uncle Mike in Chris Rock’s beloved Everybody Hates Chris a recurring role he had the world on board with his infectious…’Big man!’. If Quake has learned nothing else about himself he has learned that w… Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $25+. Event Web Link: http://standuplivehuntsville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=509644. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

“Genealogy Antique Roadshow”, featuring Dr. George Marchelos

Educational & Lecture Thursday, July 26, 2018: “Genealogy Antique Roadshow” featuring Dr. George Marchelos. Most of us have old items we have acquired as family hand-me-downs over the years or picked up along the way. Ever wonder what they are worth on today’s antiques market? Bring one or two (no more than two per person due to time constraints), and Dr. Marchelos will appraise them for you (time permitting). This event will be held 7:00-8:00pm 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. All are welcome. Advance registration is not required. TVGS is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting interest in genealogical research. Membership is open to anyone with a genuine interest in research, novice and expert alike. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 26, 2018, 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, July 26, 2018, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Encounters: Ted Whisenhunt

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the folk-infused mixed media works of this North Georgia artist. Rural Appalachia and life in the early 20th century is the inspiration for his recent body of work. The mixed media sculptures also explore movement and viewer interaction by incorporating hand cranked mechanical systems that bring the pieces to life. A native of Alabama, Whisenhunt holds a BA from Birmingham-Southern College with an MA from Florida State University. He was the Associate Professor of Art and Chair of Fine and Performing Arts at Judson College from 1998 – 2009 before moving to Young Harris College in Georgia where he currently holds the same title. In his spare time Whisenhunt plays with the old time string band Cornbread & The Butterbeans. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018.

Parks & Recreation Challenge 2018 - Movie in the Park

Downtown Huntsville Come watch Movies in the Park with Downtown Huntsville in Big Spring Park East Check out our list of daily options, participate in an event (or all of them!), take a picture of the activity and post to social media with the hashtag #GoPlayHsv. Mountain High Outfitters will have hidden swag bags at certain activities, and the Homewood Suites by Hilton/Village of Providence has donated stays for their favorite picture each week. Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park East. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: https://3jzi0q2zthm01oqpx2h96lz1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/GoPlayHsv_Checklist_Final.pdf. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018.

No Kill Huntsville "Chipathon"

Health & Wellness No Kill Huntsville, a local animal welfare advocacy coalition, is proud to announce the July 2018 “Chipathon” to help people have companion animals microchipped in Huntsville and Madison County at a reduced cost. In any given year, 1 out of every 3 pets goes missing and approximately 90% of them never return home simply because they cannot be identified. No Kill Huntsville is facilitating a microchipping event to make it easier for people to have companion animals microchipped at the drastically reduced rate of $20 (which includes the registration fee). Microchipping will be available by appointment or on a walk-in basis at: Bentley Animal Hospital; 5025 Memorial Parkway Northwest 256-852-4121; open for chipping Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. http://www.bentleyanimal.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bentleyanimal/ South Memorial Veterinary Services; 10008 Memorial Parkway Southwest (inside Pet Depot) 256-270-7639; open… Cost: $20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018. Bentley Animal Hospital and South Memorial Veterinary Services.

MathAlive!

Educational & Lecture MathAlive! is designed to inspire, spark the imagination, and reveal not only math at work but also the endless possibilities of math. Primarily designed for kids in grades 3-8, the exhibition brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more – and creates interactive and immersive experiences that bring to life the math at work in each, whether in design, application or use. Guests will ride snowboards in a step-on experience, program the robotic arm from the cupola of the International Space Station, design (and play) their own video games, capture their 360-degree image in a stop-motion video, edit their own video game, and even try their hand at systems engineering for a city. Through 40 unique, interactive experiences, the exhibit takes math from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2018-05-26/mathalive. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018.

Spark! Lab

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center opens its newest exhibit, “Spark!Lab,” Nov. 24. This interactive space allows visitors of all ages to become engineers as they work on design challenges, from cleaning up the ocean to creating a flying machine. The hands-one activities inspire students of all ages to use critical thinking skills to solve problems and realize they, too, can be an inventor. Spark!Lab was developed by the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, and includes an ever-changing array of themes and activities focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. Visitors will also use art, history and creativity as they learn real-world applications for what they’re learning in the classroom. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2017-11-24/sparklab. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018.

Alan Shuptrine: The Serpentine Chain

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition of thematic watercolor paintings by Tennessee artist Alan Shuptrine pays tribute to the land and people found along the Appalachian Trail, and of the distinctive culture that endures from the mountains of Maine to Georgia. The body of work celebrates the connections of Appalachia with its historical and cultural counterpart in the British Isles, highlighting Celtic traditions that were brought to America in the 18th century and are still practiced in the region today. The paintings are ornamented with Shuptrine’s hand-carved frames, many of which are embedded with serpentine, a mineral that is found not only along the entire Appalachian Trail, but also in the regions of the British Isles where the original settlers to Appalachia were born. Organized by Alan Shuptrine and the Huntsville Museum of Art. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018.

Folk Family Fun!

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us for a hands-on exploration of the life and crafts of the past with Folk Family Fun! Start at the very foundations when you put together a child-sized log cabin, and build your way up to stitching “clothes” and following animal tracks. Work together to weave a basket, take time to explore the barnyard, and pick up a paintbrush to see what your creative spirit can reveal! Whether you’re good at spotting all the different plants on the trail or the puzzle of putting together a quilt, you’ll find something to spark your curiosity. And of course kids will love the return of the perennial favorite, panning for gold at our sluice! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

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

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2018 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries An annual juried selection of approximately 50 outstanding photographs by members of the Huntsville Photographic Society, founded in 1964 to promote the art and science of photography in Huntsville and surrounding areas through informative programs, member contests, and special events. This year’s theme is “unexpected beauty.” Organized by HMA and the Huntsville Photographic Society. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018.

2018 "Fight Against Cancer to Win" Charity Golf Tournament

Fundraisers Patricia Haley Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization serving the community of Huntsville, AL. We are dedicated to providing free and professional support services to cancer patients with limited resources. Thanks to the generous support of local and national businesses the foundation is also able to provide high-quality wigs and breast forms for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments. We can continue to make a difference with your help. You can help ease the burden cancer patients and their caregivers face by becoming a sponsor of our 1st Annual, “I Fight Against Cancer to Win” Charity Golf Tournament”. We are turning to our friends in the community to help us give back and bolster our fundraising efforts. We welcome your participation as an Individual Player, Golf Team, or Sponsor. It will be a day of friendly competition and fun -- for this incredible cause. Your Sponsorship Matters! SAVE THE DATE - Our 2018 Golf Tournament Fundraising proceeds go toward the ser… Venue/ Attraction: Colonial Golf Course. Cost: Sponsorships Available. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018, 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

2018 Charity Golf Tournament

Fundraisers Patricia Haley Charitable Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing completely FREE and professional support services to cancer patients and anyone affected by the disease. We offer FREE wigs and breast form prosthetics to women and children within a certain income level. Call for more information. ​ We are raising money to make life easier for women and children during chemotherapy treatment. Cancer Patient Care Packages Include: 1. Lymphedema Compression Sleeve – Compression sleeves and garments are designed to: apply pressure to the arm, hand, or trunk to keep lymph moving in the right direction. (Remember that some lymphatic vessels are located just under the surface of your skin.) Research studies have not yet looked at the effectiveness of compression sleeves alone in treating lymphedema. However, experts have found them to be effective as part of the overall treatment plan 2. Head Scarfs 3. Breast Forms and Bras 4. Therapeutic Art Classes 5. Transportation Available… Venue/ Attraction: Colonial Golf Course. Cost: $125 plus. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018, 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Martial Arts Camp

Kids Martial Arts Camp! 2018 Triad Olympics Join us for our week long camp of karate, jiu-jitsu, weapons and lots of games! Snacks and drinks are included, just bring a lunch. After a full week of games, Friday will be the Awards Ceremony. BUT be prepared! It will also be our traditional MESSY DAY! Our camp is held in the Madison Dojo, over 6,000 sqft of open space, black belt instructors and martial arts student assisting! Instructional time each day in karate and jiu-jitsu and Kobudo(weapons). Kids will make a weapon to train with and have to take home on Friday. Camp always has surprises and new games! Please preregister with the Tickets Link! Open to ages 3 1/2 (able to potty on their own) - 14yrs. Instructional groups are divided into age/skill level as needed. Call or message with any questions 256-509-5201. Cost: $135. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Triad Martial Arts Madison 7566 Wall Triana Hwy Madison, Al. 35757.

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, July 27, 2018, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Aviation Challenge Tours

Museums, Studios & Galleries Enjoy a complimentary tour of Space Camp's Aviation Challenge. This one hour tour begins at 2pm and allows the guest to see a variety of aircraft that is part of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center's museum artifact collection. The guest will also be able to view the Aviation Challenge camp activity and habitat areas. All guests can sign up for this complimentary tour while visiting the museum. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2018-05-04/aviation-challenge-tours. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Folk Art Fridays

Kids Burritt on the Mountain is excited to offer our Folk Art Fridays this summer!  Join us to find out more about some of the arts featured here in our park, learn some new skills, and make something to take home with you.  These hour-long classes are suitable for rising 1st -6th graders, who must be accompanied by a parent.  Classes begin at 3:00 pm.   Our topics will be… June 1 – Quilling June 8 – Pinch Pot Face Jugs June 15 – Paper Plate Loom June 22 – Basket Weaving June 29 – Tin Punch July 6 – Candlemaking July 13 – Felted Sheep July 20 – Soap Carving July 27 – Corn Shuck Toys Students must be registered in advance, by the end of business hours the Wednesday before the class. Each class requires a supply fee of $5 for the student, paid at the time of registration, in addition to admission to the museum upon arrival. Or, sign up for all 9 at once for a discounted rate of $35!  To register, please do so below or call Meghan Laury Tucker at 256-518-3931. Space is limited so register early! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $5 - $35. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/folk-art-friday-paper-plate-loom/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Busker Fridays 2018

Downtown Huntsville Busker Fridays 2018 presented by Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Stephanie K. Dattilo Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Garrett Estes Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: James Falcon Edward Jones - Financial Advisor Russ Davis return to Sam & Greg's Pizzeria/Gelateria - Huntsville and Honest Coffee Roasters - Huntsville every Friday from 5 to 8 pm in June and July! Come enjoy free music on the sidewalks to #DowntownHSV and kick off your weekend right! Venue/ Attraction: Sam & Greg's and Honest Coffee. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Parent's Night Out!!

Kids YOU Deserve A Break! Drop the kiddos off with us! We jump and play in the arena on our various inflatables. We eat pizza dinner and have a special dessert. We color, create and play games while our food is settling. THEN we will end the evening with a GLOW party with music and dancing. If the kiddos are tired, they are welcome to watch a movie to settle down. When you pick them up they will be tired, fed and ready for bed! Friday, July 27th 6-10pm Ages potty-trained and up. (Strictly enforced). Admission is $25.00+tax per child/ $20.00+tax per sibling Reservations are required by noon that day. Socks and a signed waiver are required for this event. Friday, July 27th 6-10pm $25/child and $20/sibling. Venue/ Attraction: Pump It Up. Cost: $25+tax. Event Web Link: https://www.pumpitupparty.com/huntsville-al/other-ways-to-play/special-events/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Concerts for a Cause Series at Blue Pants

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

Stars & Strikes & Rocket Republic Presents: Greater Humane Society's Hot Dogs and Cool Cats Finale

Fundraisers Rocket Republic, Stars & Strikes Family Entertainment Center, & The Greater Huntsville Humane Society come together to celebrate our favorite four legged friends. You may enter for your pet into the photo contest for $25 and cast your votes for your favorite animal for only $1. All proceeds go to the Greater Huntsville Humane Society. Live streaming of the event will be available so everyone to see where there favorite pet stands. Rocket Republic will be providing four of their top brews including the Mach-1 IPA, Scotch Rocket Scottish-Style Ale, Solar Sour, and the GHHS Sponsored Apollo Amber. Stars and Strikes will be providng finger foods and appetizers for the vent our corporate strat room. Rocket 95.1s Jimbo & Casio will be on hand to to provide live commentary for the event Guests will have the opportunity to enter in our raffle and prize drawings for a chance to win: -A 10-Person Tour of Rocket Republic Brewery -Free Sessions of Laser Tag -Free Sessions of Bumper Cars -Free Arcade Cards -S… Venue/ Attraction: Stars and Strikes. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Donations Accepted. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/422037948265447/?ti=cl. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Huntsville Community Chorus presets "Seussical"

Performing Arts & Film "Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper. "Seussical" is fun for the whole family! July 27 through August 4 Matinees and Evening Performances. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $15-23. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.thechorus.org/index.php/listen/events/icalrepeat.detail/2018/07/27/36/-/summer-musical-seussical. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

LMP's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Performing Arts & Film Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel. The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. A sweeping score and powerf… Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Cost: $25.00. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Earthquake

Downtown Huntsville The life and times of Comedian Earthquake reads like an unlikely happenstance that has fallen into divine rightness. Everyone knows the story, he didn’t have an epiphany about his career, but what everyone is missing, is that somehow someway he is standing right where he needs to be. Washington D.C.’s own Nathaniel Stroman turned Earthquake has a knack for gut instinct. It’s how he came to have thousands of adoring fans and has graced every media opportunity afforded a stand-­‐ up comedian in this day and age. ‘The way I approach my show is unique’ Earthquake says.’ I don’t have a plan, I just step on stage and it goes from there’. Refreshingly charming with a pristine presentation Quake looks amazing as if he hadn’t been in the game for 20 years. His fans were excited to receive him as the unforgettable Uncle Mike in Chris Rock’s beloved Everybody Hates Chris a recurring role he had the world on board with his infectious…’Big man!’. If Quake has learned nothing else about himself he has learned that w… Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $25+. Event Web Link: http://standuplivehuntsville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=509644. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Sugarland – Still The Same

Downtown Huntsville Tickets are available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Propst Arena. Cost: $98, $68, $48 & $28.50*. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

City Lights & Stars ft. In the Mood

Museums, Studios & Galleries Burritt on the Mountain’s City Lights and Stars is in its 25th season and to celebrate we are featuring both brand new acts and acts that have graced our stage for years. All have a local connection to Huntsville and Madison County. Join us for the best season ever and support our local artists while enjoying our iconic view of the city from our brand new cantilevered deck, “The View!” Huntsville’s In the Mood is an exciting 21 piece big band. They specialize in swing and jazz, but their variety is suitable for almost every occasion. Returning for their second year in a row to Burritt’s City Lights, In the Mood entertained the largest audience in 2017 so we know they are good! Nothing matches our romantic sunsets from our iconic bluff than In the Mood. Tonight, Highway Kabobery and Sugar Belles are bringing delicious food for purchase! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Date Night Movie Series - Alien

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Bring your picnic blanket or chairs and join us on our outdoor patio for our Date Night Movie Series! Popcorn will be available! 17yrs and up only. Venue/ Attraction: Madison Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM.

Movies in the Park

Downtown Huntsville Movies in the Park begins this Friday, June 8th in Big Spring Park! Come out and enjoy an all age's friendly FREE movie every 2nd and 4th Friday of June, July, and August! All movies will begin at Sundown. Bring a blanket, some chairs, and maybe a picnic if you would like! Movies in the Park is sponsored by Tha food truck, Huntsville Parks and Recreation, WWW.JUMPTOITINC.COM, and Downtown Huntsville. Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park East. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM.

7 South @ The Page

Music Join us for live music 7 days a week! Venue/ Attraction: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018, 9:00 PM – Saturday, July 28, 2018, 12:00 AM.

7 South @ The Page

Music Join us for live music 7 days a week! Venue/ Attraction: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018, 9:00 PM – Saturday, July 28, 2018, 12:00 AM.

Earthquake

Downtown Huntsville The life and times of Comedian Earthquake reads like an unlikely happenstance that has fallen into divine rightness. Everyone knows the story, he didn’t have an epiphany about his career, but what everyone is missing, is that somehow someway he is standing right where he needs to be. Washington D.C.’s own Nathaniel Stroman turned Earthquake has a knack for gut instinct. It’s how he came to have thousands of adoring fans and has graced every media opportunity afforded a stand-­‐ up comedian in this day and age. ‘The way I approach my show is unique’ Earthquake says.’ I don’t have a plan, I just step on stage and it goes from there’. Refreshingly charming with a pristine presentation Quake looks amazing as if he hadn’t been in the game for 20 years. His fans were excited to receive him as the unforgettable Uncle Mike in Chris Rock’s beloved Everybody Hates Chris a recurring role he had the world on board with his infectious…’Big man!’. If Quake has learned nothing else about himself he has learned that w… Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $25+. Event Web Link: http://standuplivehuntsville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=509644. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 27, 2018, 9:15 PM – 10:45 PM.

Encounters: Ted Whisenhunt

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the folk-infused mixed media works of this North Georgia artist. Rural Appalachia and life in the early 20th century is the inspiration for his recent body of work. The mixed media sculptures also explore movement and viewer interaction by incorporating hand cranked mechanical systems that bring the pieces to life. A native of Alabama, Whisenhunt holds a BA from Birmingham-Southern College with an MA from Florida State University. He was the Associate Professor of Art and Chair of Fine and Performing Arts at Judson College from 1998 – 2009 before moving to Young Harris College in Georgia where he currently holds the same title. In his spare time Whisenhunt plays with the old time string band Cornbread & The Butterbeans. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 28, 2018.

Parks & Recreation Challenge 2018 - Birding

Downtown Huntsville Whistle with a bird at Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary Check out our list of daily options, participate in an event (or all of them!), take a picture of the activity and post to social media with the hashtag #GoPlayHsv. Mountain High Outfitters will have hidden swag bags at certain activities, and the Homewood Suites by Hilton/Village of Providence has donated stays for their favorite picture each week. Venue/ Attraction: Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: https://3jzi0q2zthm01oqpx2h96lz1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/GoPlayHsv_Checklist_Final.pdf. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 28, 2018.

No Kill Huntsville "Chipathon"

Health & Wellness No Kill Huntsville, a local animal welfare advocacy coalition, is proud to announce the July 2018 “Chipathon” to help people have companion animals microchipped in Huntsville and Madison County at a reduced cost. In any given year, 1 out of every 3 pets goes missing and approximately 90% of them never return home simply because they cannot be identified. No Kill Huntsville is facilitating a microchipping event to make it easier for people to have companion animals microchipped at the drastically reduced rate of $20 (which includes the registration fee). Microchipping will be available by appointment or on a walk-in basis at: Bentley Animal Hospital; 5025 Memorial Parkway Northwest 256-852-4121; open for chipping Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. http://www.bentleyanimal.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bentleyanimal/ South Memorial Veterinary Services; 10008 Memorial Parkway Southwest (inside Pet Depot) 256-270-7639; open… Cost: $20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 28, 2018. Bentley Animal Hospital and South Memorial Veterinary Services.

MathAlive!

Educational & Lecture MathAlive! is designed to inspire, spark the imagination, and reveal not only math at work but also the endless possibilities of math. Primarily designed for kids in grades 3-8, the exhibition brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more – and creates interactive and immersive experiences that bring to life the math at work in each, whether in design, application or use. Guests will ride snowboards in a step-on experience, program the robotic arm from the cupola of the International Space Station, design (and play) their own video games, capture their 360-degree image in a stop-motion video, edit their own video game, and even try their hand at systems engineering for a city. Through 40 unique, interactive experiences, the exhibit takes math from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2018-05-26/mathalive. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 28, 2018.

Spark! Lab

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center opens its newest exhibit, “Spark!Lab,” Nov. 24. This interactive space allows visitors of all ages to become engineers as they work on design challenges, from cleaning up the ocean to creating a flying machine. The hands-one activities inspire students of all ages to use critical thinking skills to solve problems and realize they, too, can be an inventor. Spark!Lab was developed by the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, and includes an ever-changing array of themes and activities focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. Visitors will also use art, history and creativity as they learn real-world applications for what they’re learning in the classroom. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2017-11-24/sparklab. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 28, 2018.

Alan Shuptrine: The Serpentine Chain

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition of thematic watercolor paintings by Tennessee artist Alan Shuptrine pays tribute to the land and people found along the Appalachian Trail, and of the distinctive culture that endures from the mountains of Maine to Georgia. The body of work celebrates the connections of Appalachia with its historical and cultural counterpart in the British Isles, highlighting Celtic traditions that were brought to America in the 18th century and are still practiced in the region today. The paintings are ornamented with Shuptrine’s hand-carved frames, many of which are embedded with serpentine, a mineral that is found not only along the entire Appalachian Trail, but also in the regions of the British Isles where the original settlers to Appalachia were born. Organized by Alan Shuptrine and the Huntsville Museum of Art. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 28, 2018.

Folk Family Fun!

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us for a hands-on exploration of the life and crafts of the past with Folk Family Fun! Start at the very foundations when you put together a child-sized log cabin, and build your way up to stitching “clothes” and following animal tracks. Work together to weave a basket, take time to explore the barnyard, and pick up a paintbrush to see what your creative spirit can reveal! Whether you’re good at spotting all the different plants on the trail or the puzzle of putting together a quilt, you’ll find something to spark your curiosity. And of course kids will love the return of the perennial favorite, panning for gold at our sluice! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 28, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

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

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2018 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries An annual juried selection of approximately 50 outstanding photographs by members of the Huntsville Photographic Society, founded in 1964 to promote the art and science of photography in Huntsville and surrounding areas through informative programs, member contests, and special events. This year’s theme is “unexpected beauty.” Organized by HMA and the Huntsville Photographic Society. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 28, 2018.

ALL IN For Haiti

Fundraisers On July 28, For Life Ministries with Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville will hold a 3 mile and 5 mile Fun Run at Fleet Feet in Huntsville, Alabama. Additionally, for those that are not able to attend the local event, a virtual run option will be available. What is a "Virtual Run"? A virtual run is one that you do on your own or with a group of friends, co-workers, or family. You choose the time of day, distance and pace that you want to do and then simply email us a short summary of your run, to include the distance, so we can add it to the total. The mileage goal for the event (the local 3 and 5 mile runs combined with virtual run is 1,424 miles.) This is the distance from Fleet Feet Huntsville to Jacmel, Haiti. Your participation in any of the runs will earn you a participation medal to proudly display, help reach the mileage goal, and more importantly make a difference in the lives of others by helping to support the work For Life Ministries is doing in Haiti. https://runsignup.com/Race/AL/Huntsville/ALLINFOR… Venue/ Attraction: Fleet Feet Sports. Cost: $25 registration fee. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Breakfast Trolley Tour

Downtown Huntsville Tour Downtown Huntsville and the Twickenham Historic area aboard a vintage-inspired trolley bus, 10-11am each Saturday morning from June through September. Enjoy a light breakfast while learning stories about Huntsville's past worth repeating! Cost is $18 per person and reservations available by calling Alabama Constitution Village, 256 535-6564. Cost: $18. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Alabama Constitution Village 109 Gates Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801.

James Dawson Community Day

Outdoor Activities & Festivals The Stone Christian Center has adopted James Dawson Elementary and is hosting James Dawson Community Day at James Dawson Elementary on July 28th, 2019 from 1-4pm this event is open to the north Huntsville Community. It includes free food, activities, bounce houses, school supplies giveaway, free haircuts, and a community booth. If you would like to donate supplies to support James Dawson contact The Stone Christian Center @ 256-585-5787 or check out our Facebook Page. Venue/ Attraction: James Dawson Elementary School. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Step Back in Time

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

Huntsville Community Chorus presets "Seussical"

Performing Arts & Film "Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper. "Seussical" is fun for the whole family! July 27 through August 4 Matinees and Evening Performances. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $15-23. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.thechorus.org/index.php/listen/events/icalrepeat.detail/2018/07/27/36/-/summer-musical-seussical. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

LMP's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Performing Arts & Film Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel. The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. A sweeping score and powerf… Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Cost: $25.00. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Aviation Challenge Tours

Museums, Studios & Galleries Enjoy a complimentary tour of Space Camp's Aviation Challenge. This one hour tour begins at 2pm and allows the guest to see a variety of aircraft that is part of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center's museum artifact collection. The guest will also be able to view the Aviation Challenge camp activity and habitat areas. All guests can sign up for this complimentary tour while visiting the museum. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2018-05-04/aviation-challenge-tours. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Guided Tour of the Historic Park

Museums, Studios & Galleries Each Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 take a guided tour of the Historic Park. Learn about the structures, artifacts and families who lived in each of our historic homes. Meet your guide at the gate entering the Historic Park (in front of Eddins House). Tour included with admission. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Invisible Fest

Downtown Huntsville IT'S BACK!! In celebration of The Invisible City's 500th Episode- Invisible Fest is back and bigger and better than ever! 12 bands, 2 stages and Admission is FREE! This is an all-ages show. Tickets are FREE, but Registration is required! Click on the ticket link to reserve your spot. WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 4pm - 10pm WHERE: Campus 805: Yellowhammer Brewing & Wish You Were Beer Here's the current line-up: Acoustic at Wish You Were Beer- Lance Turner Sam McElroy Dave Cunningham Foot Pound Force Kat Elizabeth Tony Perdue Music Electric at Yellowhammer Brewery- RATOBaby Dizzy D Swiss Army Brat Way No Bueno Tres Locos The Moose Stay tuned for More details! Venue/ Attraction: Campus 805. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: Registration Required. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1832749740361470/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Artist Talk with Beth Meadows

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us to meet artist Beth Meadows and hear her talk about her First Floor Gallery exhibit, Good Packaging. The event is free to attend. Beth will talk about her work and her process as well as answer questions. From the artist: Good Packaging is the second iteration of the food packaging series, the first influenced by a desire to improve the drudgery that I feel is grocery shopping. So I turned the supermarket into an art supply store, a type of shopping I would do any given day because I enjoy it so much. I walked the aisles, allowing myself to be swayed by good packaging design, and less by price or contents, giving into an indulgence I deny myself 97% of the time. About the Artist: Beth Meadows is a mixed media artist living and working in Knoxville, Tennessee. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BFA in Studio Art in 2007.  Meadows has been the Director and an artist of 17th Street Studios, work spaces for visual artists near downtown Knoxville, since 2010. She also founded The Sa… Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.lowemill.net/event/beth-meadows-artist-talk/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Earthquake

Downtown Huntsville The life and times of Comedian Earthquake reads like an unlikely happenstance that has fallen into divine rightness. Everyone knows the story, he didn’t have an epiphany about his career, but what everyone is missing, is that somehow someway he is standing right where he needs to be. Washington D.C.’s own Nathaniel Stroman turned Earthquake has a knack for gut instinct. It’s how he came to have thousands of adoring fans and has graced every media opportunity afforded a stand-­‐ up comedian in this day and age. ‘The way I approach my show is unique’ Earthquake says.’ I don’t have a plan, I just step on stage and it goes from there’. Refreshingly charming with a pristine presentation Quake looks amazing as if he hadn’t been in the game for 20 years. His fans were excited to receive him as the unforgettable Uncle Mike in Chris Rock’s beloved Everybody Hates Chris a recurring role he had the world on board with his infectious…’Big man!’. If Quake has learned nothing else about himself he has learned that w… Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $25+. Event Web Link: http://standuplivehuntsville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=509644. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Huntsville Community Chorus presets "Seussical"

Performing Arts & Film "Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper. "Seussical" is fun for the whole family! July 27 through August 4 Matinees and Evening Performances. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $15-23. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.thechorus.org/index.php/listen/events/icalrepeat.detail/2018/07/27/36/-/summer-musical-seussical. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

LMP's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Performing Arts & Film Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel. The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. A sweeping score and powerf… Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Cost: $25.00. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Earthquake

Downtown Huntsville The life and times of Comedian Earthquake reads like an unlikely happenstance that has fallen into divine rightness. Everyone knows the story, he didn’t have an epiphany about his career, but what everyone is missing, is that somehow someway he is standing right where he needs to be. Washington D.C.’s own Nathaniel Stroman turned Earthquake has a knack for gut instinct. It’s how he came to have thousands of adoring fans and has graced every media opportunity afforded a stand-­‐ up comedian in this day and age. ‘The way I approach my show is unique’ Earthquake says.’ I don’t have a plan, I just step on stage and it goes from there’. Refreshingly charming with a pristine presentation Quake looks amazing as if he hadn’t been in the game for 20 years. His fans were excited to receive him as the unforgettable Uncle Mike in Chris Rock’s beloved Everybody Hates Chris a recurring role he had the world on board with his infectious…’Big man!’. If Quake has learned nothing else about himself he has learned that w… Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $25+. Event Web Link: http://standuplivehuntsville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=509644. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 8:45 PM – 10:15 PM.

The Stone Hearts @ The Page

Music Join us for live music 7 days a week! Venue/ Attraction: Sports Page Lounge. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 28, 2018, 9:00 PM – Sunday, July 29, 2018, 12:00 AM.

American Impressionist Art from the Thomas Clark Collection

Downtown Huntsville One of the finest private holdings of American impressionist art in upstate New York, the Thomas Clark Collection is a testament to the enduring legacy of Impressionist painting in American art. The collection emphasizes representative examples from the last great generation of artists who emerged both during and in the aftermath of the American Impressionist movement (1880-1920). These artists were the students and sketching partners of the seminal figures in the development of Impressionism in America, such as William Merritt Chase, Willard L. Metcalf, John Henry Twachtman, and Robert Henri. The American Impressionists were primarily concerned with capturing the effects of light, color, and atmosphere achieved by painting directly from nature — out-of-doors — rather than in the studio. This generation of landscape painters flourished in areas such as Old Lyme, Connecticut; Cape Ann, Massachusetts; New Hope, Pennsylvania; and Woodstock, New York; as well as areas of Vermont and California. The exhibition inc… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 29, 2018.

Encounters: Ted Whisenhunt

Downtown Huntsville The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the folk-infused mixed media works of this North Georgia artist. Rural Appalachia and life in the early 20th century is the inspiration for his recent body of work. The mixed media sculptures also explore movement and viewer interaction by incorporating hand cranked mechanical systems that bring the pieces to life. A native of Alabama, Whisenhunt holds a BA from Birmingham-Southern College with an MA from Florida State University. He was the Associate Professor of Art and Chair of Fine and Performing Arts at Judson College from 1998 – 2009 before moving to Young Harris College in Georgia where he currently holds the same title. In his spare time Whisenhunt plays with the old time string band Cornbread & The Butterbeans. Organized by HMA. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 29, 2018.

Parks & Recreation Challenge 2018 - Shoot some Hoops

Downtown Huntsville Shoot some hoops at Williams Gym, Lakewood Community Center or Challenger Gym Check out our list of daily options, participate in an event (or all of them!), take a picture of the activity and post to social media with the hashtag #GoPlayHsv. Mountain High Outfitters will have hidden swag bags at certain activities, and the Homewood Suites by Hilton/Village of Providence has donated stays for their favorite picture each week. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Area Rec Centers. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: https://3jzi0q2zthm01oqpx2h96lz1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/GoPlayHsv_Checklist_Final.pdf. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 29, 2018.

No Kill Huntsville "Chipathon"

Health & Wellness No Kill Huntsville, a local animal welfare advocacy coalition, is proud to announce the July 2018 “Chipathon” to help people have companion animals microchipped in Huntsville and Madison County at a reduced cost. In any given year, 1 out of every 3 pets goes missing and approximately 90% of them never return home simply because they cannot be identified. No Kill Huntsville is facilitating a microchipping event to make it easier for people to have companion animals microchipped at the drastically reduced rate of $20 (which includes the registration fee). Microchipping will be available by appointment or on a walk-in basis at: Bentley Animal Hospital; 5025 Memorial Parkway Northwest 256-852-4121; open for chipping Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. http://www.bentleyanimal.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bentleyanimal/ South Memorial Veterinary Services; 10008 Memorial Parkway Southwest (inside Pet Depot) 256-270-7639; open… Cost: $20. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 29, 2018. Bentley Animal Hospital and South Memorial Veterinary Services.

MathAlive!

Educational & Lecture MathAlive! is designed to inspire, spark the imagination, and reveal not only math at work but also the endless possibilities of math. Primarily designed for kids in grades 3-8, the exhibition brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more – and creates interactive and immersive experiences that bring to life the math at work in each, whether in design, application or use. Guests will ride snowboards in a step-on experience, program the robotic arm from the cupola of the International Space Station, design (and play) their own video games, capture their 360-degree image in a stop-motion video, edit their own video game, and even try their hand at systems engineering for a city. Through 40 unique, interactive experiences, the exhibit takes math from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2018-05-26/mathalive. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 29, 2018.

Spark! Lab

Educational & Lecture The U.S. Space & Rocket Center opens its newest exhibit, “Spark!Lab,” Nov. 24. This interactive space allows visitors of all ages to become engineers as they work on design challenges, from cleaning up the ocean to creating a flying machine. The hands-one activities inspire students of all ages to use critical thinking skills to solve problems and realize they, too, can be an inventor. Spark!Lab was developed by the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, and includes an ever-changing array of themes and activities focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. Visitors will also use art, history and creativity as they learn real-world applications for what they’re learning in the classroom. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2017-11-24/sparklab. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 29, 2018.

Alan Shuptrine: The Serpentine Chain

Museums, Studios & Galleries This exhibition of thematic watercolor paintings by Tennessee artist Alan Shuptrine pays tribute to the land and people found along the Appalachian Trail, and of the distinctive culture that endures from the mountains of Maine to Georgia. The body of work celebrates the connections of Appalachia with its historical and cultural counterpart in the British Isles, highlighting Celtic traditions that were brought to America in the 18th century and are still practiced in the region today. The paintings are ornamented with Shuptrine’s hand-carved frames, many of which are embedded with serpentine, a mineral that is found not only along the entire Appalachian Trail, but also in the regions of the British Isles where the original settlers to Appalachia were born. Organized by Alan Shuptrine and the Huntsville Museum of Art. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 29, 2018.

Folk Family Fun!

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us for a hands-on exploration of the life and crafts of the past with Folk Family Fun! Start at the very foundations when you put together a child-sized log cabin, and build your way up to stitching “clothes” and following animal tracks. Work together to weave a basket, take time to explore the barnyard, and pick up a paintbrush to see what your creative spirit can reveal! Whether you’re good at spotting all the different plants on the trail or the puzzle of putting together a quilt, you’ll find something to spark your curiosity. And of course kids will love the return of the perennial favorite, panning for gold at our sluice! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 29, 2018.

Gardens of Myth

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

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2018 Members’ Showcase

Museums, Studios & Galleries An annual juried selection of approximately 50 outstanding photographs by members of the Huntsville Photographic Society, founded in 1964 to promote the art and science of photography in Huntsville and surrounding areas through informative programs, member contests, and special events. This year’s theme is “unexpected beauty.” Organized by HMA and the Huntsville Photographic Society. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 29, 2018.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Huntsville Community Chorus presets "Seussical"

Performing Arts & Film "Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper. "Seussical" is fun for the whole family! July 27 through August 4 Matinees and Evening Performances. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: $15-23. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.thechorus.org/index.php/listen/events/icalrepeat.detail/2018/07/27/36/-/summer-musical-seussical. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

LMP's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Performing Arts & Film Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel. The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. A sweeping score and powerf… Venue/ Attraction: Lee High School Theatre. Cost: $25.00. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 2:30 PM – 4:30 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, July 29, 2018, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Big Orange Student Send Off & Family Picnic

Fundraisers Join us for a Big Orange Student Send Off to celebrate students going for the first time or returning to University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The event is from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at the Huntsville Country Club. We will be having a cook-out themed event with hamburgers, hot dogs and all of the fixings. We will also have some fun games and gifts for the students. North Alabama UTK students can register for a FREE ticket to the event. All other tickets are $20 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance at: https://bit.ly/2zgEDWe If you wish to sponsor a student dinner, please contact Glenn Turner at glennrayturner@gmail.com. Sponsors will be recognized at the event. You can also make a donation to the North Alabama Chapter of the UTK Alumni Association to help pay for the event and to help the chapter host future events (e.g. viewing parties, social events, etc.). Please come join us and help us give this group of students a great send off! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Country Club. Cost: FREE for students/parents, $20 for regular attendees. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Earthquake

Downtown Huntsville The life and times of Comedian Earthquake reads like an unlikely happenstance that has fallen into divine rightness. Everyone knows the story, he didn’t have an epiphany about his career, but what everyone is missing, is that somehow someway he is standing right where he needs to be. Washington D.C.’s own Nathaniel Stroman turned Earthquake has a knack for gut instinct. It’s how he came to have thousands of adoring fans and has graced every media opportunity afforded a stand-­‐ up comedian in this day and age. ‘The way I approach my show is unique’ Earthquake says.’ I don’t have a plan, I just step on stage and it goes from there’. Refreshingly charming with a pristine presentation Quake looks amazing as if he hadn’t been in the game for 20 years. His fans were excited to receive him as the unforgettable Uncle Mike in Chris Rock’s beloved Everybody Hates Chris a recurring role he had the world on board with his infectious…’Big man!’. If Quake has learned nothing else about himself he has learned that w… Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $25+. Event Web Link: http://standuplivehuntsville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=509644. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Curling 101 Class

Sports Learn to curl at the Ice Complex! Curling 101 sessions are filling up quickly! Sign up on-line at www.hsviceplex.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Ice Complex. Cost: $15. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 29, 2018, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM.