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To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA

Downtown Huntsville In partnership with the Greater Huntsville Humane Society (GHHS), the "To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA" exhibit, is on display at the Downtown Huntsville Library from June 3-July 27. Visitors will see Snoopy’s trip to the moon in the March 1969 Peanuts strip series and learn about NASA’s Silver Snoopy Award program. Sponsored by the Huntsville Library Foundation and RUAG. To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA is organized and toured by the Charles M. Schulz Museum Santa Rosa, California. © 2019 Peanuts Worldwide LLC. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 15, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

Educational & Lecture Just in time to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain debuts its new and original discovery program for children and adults! Visiting with Children ages 4-12? Come explore Burritt’s Nature Trails, Historic Park, Barnyard Animals, and Dr. Burritt’s Marvelous Mansion. Choose one of 5 cool adventure backpacks, complete with everything you’ll need for an exciting scavenger hunt, designed for fun and surprises. Each backpack comes with a special something that you can take with you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: With Museum Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/backpack-explorers-an-adventure-in-every-bag/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 15, 2019.

Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit

Educational & Lecture This free exhibit is a celebration of 200 years of statehood presented by the Alabama Humanities Foundation in partnership with the Alabama Department of Archives and History and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. The exhibit showcases the decisions and turning points that shaped Alabama history, culture, and geography through artistic interactive displays and teaching resources. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 15, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 15, 2019.

Teen Summer Camp

Performing Arts & Film Decatur's Princess Theatre will offer "Step into the Spotlight," A Summer Camp for Teens July 8-19, 2019 open to rising 6th through rising 12th graders. Cost for the camp is $350 and culminates in a public performance the evening of July 19th! Time is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. with early drop off and late pickup avail for additional fee. More info: www.princesstheatre.org. Venue/ Attraction: Princess Theatre. Cost: $350. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 15, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Summer Academy at Topgolf

Kids Our Summer Academy is five days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. This program includes all of the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting and full swing, to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game. Each Academy is designed and taught by our golf professionals from Topgolf Coach in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Summer Academy is staffed with a low student-to-instructor ratio to ensure each Junior Golfer receives in-depth, hands-on attention while he or she develops a winning golf swing. Venue/ Attraction: Topgolf Huntsville. Cost: $199. Event Web Link: http://bit.ly/TGSummerAcademyHSV. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 15, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Nature Ranger Camps

Museums, Studios & Galleries Registration deadline is the week before each camp. Burritt camps are back to provide your child with a summer full of learning and laughter! Each of the seven weeks of camp revolves around a different theme. These camps are open to children who have completed grades K-5th and are led by Burritt’s CPR-certified staff.  Our teacher to camper ratio of 1:15 ensures that your child receives individualized attention during these fun-filled days of crafts, games, hiking, nature exploration and more. Camp days run from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Students should bring their own sack lunch, but Burritt will provide a snack each day. You may also choose to register for our extended day options with drop-off available as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick-up as late as 5:30 p.m. The cost for extended day is an additional $5 each day for morning only, an additional $10 each day for afternoon only, or $15 each day for both morning and afternoon. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $155 (members), $165 (non-members). Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/featured-events/#featured. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 15, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Tutus & Tiaras Summer Camp

Kids Introduce your 3-6 year old to the basics of dance and ballet in Tutus & Tiaras. In this four day camp, campers will craft their own costumes (tutus, tiaras, etc.) and learn dances which will be presented on Thursday. Classes will meet at the Alabama Youth Ballet Studios, 1405-C Weatherly Plaza SE in Huntsville, on July 15-18 from 9:15 to 11:30. Venue/ Attraction: Alabama Youth Ballet Studio. Cost: $90. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 15, 2019, 9:15 AM – 11:30 AM.

Jazz Music through the Years

Educational & Lecture Get an extensive overview of the origins and development of jazz genres throughout history! From its origins in ragtime, blues, and gospel to the birth of big band and third stream jazz, take a journey into the history of this special musical genre. Learn about major artists of the genre, what it means to improvise, and even how build your own iTunes playlist! Discover all the aspects of jazz that make it a great original art form. (4 sessions) To register or learn more visit Osher.uah.edu/Summer. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Wilson Hall. Cost: $59 for course and $25 for 12-month OLLI Membership. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 15, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Rocket City Summer Fest: A Night at Yellowhammer Brewing and Campus 805

Museums, Studios & Galleries Gather with all your fellow Space Camp friends for a night at Campus 805. We will begin the night at Yellow Hammer Brewery on the patio with pizza and beer. Yellow Hammer Brewery is an avid fan of Space Camp with sales of T-Minus beer being donated to the Space Camp Scholarship Fund. After enjoying the evening at Yellow Hammer, head over to Campus 805 and visit the Speak Easy. Stay tuned for more details. Ticket includes two drinks and pizza at Yellow Hammer Brewery. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/2019RocketCitySummerFest. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 15, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Concerts by the River

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Concerts by the River is a free concert series that offers a wide variety of musical styles in a family-friendly setting. Sponsored by the City of Decatur Parks and Recreation Department and funded by grants and donations, the concert series begins the first Monday in June with concerts being held each Monday through July. Concerts are held at beautiful Rhodes Ferry Park on the banks of the Tennessee River and take place from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Guests are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Per Decatur City Ordinance, alcohol is not permitted in the park and pets must be leashed according to City laws.  For more information call 256-341-4818. Venue/ Attraction: Rhodes Ferry Park. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Concerts in the Park

Downtown Huntsville Arts Huntsville and the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation present the 2019 Concerts in the Park season. Concerts in the Park will be held every Monday evening, June 3th – August 5th, showcasing a mix of musical genres. The Concerts are held from 6:30 – 8:30pm  in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park on the Huntsville of Museum of Art outdoor stage and are FREE to the public. Concertgoers should bring their own seating and leashed pets are welcome. Picnics are welcome at Concerts in the Park, but local food trucks and vendors will be on site. Handicap parking will be available in the Huntsville Museum of Art parking lot and additional parking is available for free in the Monroe St. garage. 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/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA

Downtown Huntsville In partnership with the Greater Huntsville Humane Society (GHHS), the "To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA" exhibit, is on display at the Downtown Huntsville Library from June 3-July 27. Visitors will see Snoopy’s trip to the moon in the March 1969 Peanuts strip series and learn about NASA’s Silver Snoopy Award program. Sponsored by the Huntsville Library Foundation and RUAG. To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA is organized and toured by the Charles M. Schulz Museum Santa Rosa, California. © 2019 Peanuts Worldwide LLC. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

Educational & Lecture Just in time to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain debuts its new and original discovery program for children and adults! Visiting with Children ages 4-12? Come explore Burritt’s Nature Trails, Historic Park, Barnyard Animals, and Dr. Burritt’s Marvelous Mansion. Choose one of 5 cool adventure backpacks, complete with everything you’ll need for an exciting scavenger hunt, designed for fun and surprises. Each backpack comes with a special something that you can take with you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: With Museum Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/backpack-explorers-an-adventure-in-every-bag/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit

Educational & Lecture This free exhibit is a celebration of 200 years of statehood presented by the Alabama Humanities Foundation in partnership with the Alabama Department of Archives and History and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. The exhibit showcases the decisions and turning points that shaped Alabama history, culture, and geography through artistic interactive displays and teaching resources. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

A New Moon Rises: Views from the LROC

Museums, Studios & Galleries In celebration of the 50th anniversary of man’s first step on the Moon, see Earth’s only permanent natural satellite like never before. A New Moon Rises is a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian and features amazing, large-scale, high-resolution photographs of the lunar surface taken over the last decade. Captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), the images are stunning: from historic Apollo landing sites to towering mountains rising out of the darkness of the lunar poles. The LROC’s mission was originally conceived to support future human missions to the Moon. After its first 15 months of operation, it began a mission of pure scientific exploration. This exhibition is organized by the National Air and Space Museum and Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. It is circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/a-new-moon-rises-views-from-the-lunar-reconnaissance-orbiter-camera/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

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

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

We the People: Alabama’s Defining Documents exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries In celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial in 2019, the Alabama Department of Archives and History will present a special exhibition of the documents that have defined our government over the last 200 years. After a year-long conservation effort, Alabama’s six constitutions and the 1861 ordinance of secession, which declared Alabama’s separation from the Union on the eve of the Civil War, will be on view to the public, first at the Huntsville Museum of Art and then at the Museum of Alabama at the Department of Archives and History. This exhibition provides a rare look at Alabama’s foundational documents, the men and women who shaped them, and insight into the ongoing efforts to preserve them for future generations. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/we-the-people-alabamas-defining-documents/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

Teen Summer Camp

Performing Arts & Film Decatur's Princess Theatre will offer "Step into the Spotlight," A Summer Camp for Teens July 8-19, 2019 open to rising 6th through rising 12th graders. Cost for the camp is $350 and culminates in a public performance the evening of July 19th! Time is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. with early drop off and late pickup avail for additional fee. More info: www.princesstheatre.org. Venue/ Attraction: Princess Theatre. Cost: $350. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Summer Academy at Topgolf

Kids Our Summer Academy is five days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. This program includes all of the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting and full swing, to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game. Each Academy is designed and taught by our golf professionals from Topgolf Coach in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Summer Academy is staffed with a low student-to-instructor ratio to ensure each Junior Golfer receives in-depth, hands-on attention while he or she develops a winning golf swing. Venue/ Attraction: Topgolf Huntsville. Cost: $199. Event Web Link: http://bit.ly/TGSummerAcademyHSV. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Tuesdays on the Trail

Outdoor Activities & Festivals We head outdoors each Tuesday in June and July to discover our area’s unique biodiversity protected by Land Trust preserves. This summer, local experts will lead explorations of topics including archaeology, water ecology, animal tracks, tree identification, and more! Reservations: Reservation is required. Space is limited. Once registered, you will receive a follow up email with further instructions. There are no waitlists for these events. Cost: Programs are FREE but only available for Land Trust members. Not a Land Trust Member? Join today! , Ages: 6+ only (except where otherwise noted). An accompanying adult is required for all programs. , What to Bring: Closed toe shoes are required for all programs. We also recommend long pants, bug spray, sunscreen, and water. Venue/ Attraction: Various Land Trust Trails. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: with Land Trust membership. Event Web Link: https://www.landtrustnal.org/tuesdays-on-the-trail/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Nature Ranger Camps

Museums, Studios & Galleries Registration deadline is the week before each camp. Burritt camps are back to provide your child with a summer full of learning and laughter! Each of the seven weeks of camp revolves around a different theme. These camps are open to children who have completed grades K-5th and are led by Burritt’s CPR-certified staff.  Our teacher to camper ratio of 1:15 ensures that your child receives individualized attention during these fun-filled days of crafts, games, hiking, nature exploration and more. Camp days run from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Students should bring their own sack lunch, but Burritt will provide a snack each day. You may also choose to register for our extended day options with drop-off available as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick-up as late as 5:30 p.m. The cost for extended day is an additional $5 each day for morning only, an additional $10 each day for afternoon only, or $15 each day for both morning and afternoon. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $155 (members), $165 (non-members). Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/featured-events/#featured. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Tutus & Tiaras Summer Camp

Kids Introduce your 3-6 year old to the basics of dance and ballet in Tutus & Tiaras. In this four day camp, campers will craft their own costumes (tutus, tiaras, etc.) and learn dances which will be presented on Thursday. Classes will meet at the Alabama Youth Ballet Studios, 1405-C Weatherly Plaza SE in Huntsville, on July 15-18 from 9:15 to 11:30. Venue/ Attraction: Alabama Youth Ballet Studio. Cost: $90. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 9:15 AM – 11:30 AM.

Play Days at Hays

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Tuesdays: 10am-1pm Drop In Thursdays: 9:30-11:30am Reservations Required For reservations or information call 256-564-8077 or email Denise.Taylor@huntsvilleal.gov. Space is limited for reservations. Sessions are FREE and promise to be fun and educational as children, with an adult, explore and learn about the great outdoors. Most sessions are best for children ages 5-12 years, but all are welcome. For all these events, children should wear old comfortable shoes and play clothes that can get a bit dirty. Don’t forget a bottle of water. Your preferred insect repellent, especially on the lower legs, will help fend off unwanted insect bites. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the sessions. Full schedule available at the Facebook link. Venue/ Attraction: Hays Nature Preserve. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2285812964990583/. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2285812964990583/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Humor Doesn't Retire: Improv for Adults

Educational & Lecture Improvise: (verb) to act on the spot with what you got! Learn the fundamentals of improvisation and basic stage acting with activities and games that build confidence, communication skills, and spontaneity. Whether shy or outgoing, free your creative side in a fun and comfortable environment, where laughter is guaranteed! No need to learn lines or rehearse! The rules are simple yet challenging: Say yes, listen and have fun! (3 sessions) To register or learn more visit Osher.uah.edu/Summer. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Wilson Hall. Cost: $49 for course and $25 for 12-month OLLI Membership. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tuesdays at 2

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us in the Historic Park to learn about a historic craft or chore. You may be able to try your hand at it! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: included with admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tone Up, Tune In Tuesday

Health & Wellness Burritt on the Mountain is excited to present a new weekly exercise program. The sessions will be open to adults free of charge beginning Tuesday May 28, from 5:15-6:00 The comprehensive program will include: *Strength *Stretching *Balance *Flexibility *Qi Gong-8 Ancient Chinese exercises The session will enable you to Tone Up and Tune In to your body to be your best. Great for the person who has been wanting to start an exercise program! The sessions will be taught by a certified Personal Trainer.  Sessions will run May 28th through July 30th. Please meet us in front of the Burritt Mansion Bring a mat if you have one. See you there! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/20793/2019-05-28/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Game Night

Social Events & More Bring your friends and your favorite game enjoy beer and board games at Straight to Ale. Board & Brew will be on site with great games for all ages available to rent (everything from classic family games to niche strategy games). Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Brands (Campus 805). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Madison Police Department

Educational & Lecture This is an informative meeting for residents of Madison who are interested in starting or revitalizing Neighborhood Watch Groups. Venue/ Attraction: Madison City Hall. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Constitution Hall Park Speaker's Series

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us as we welcome guest speakers each Tuesday night at Alabama Constitution Hall Park! This event is FREE so invite all your friends! June 4th- Julian Butler, Huntsville/Madison County Bicentennial Committee Chairman June 11th-John Dersham, "My Alabama: John Dersham Photographs a State" June 18th- Lila Quintero Weaver, "Darkroom- A Memoir in Black and White" June 25th- Sarah Belanger & Kamara Bowling Davis, "North Alabama Beer: An Intoxicating History" July 2nd- Louise "Lou" Lehman Sams "Wild, Wonderful Women: The Bad Girls of Madison County." July 9th- Shalis Worthy, "The Clays: An Early Huntsville Family" July 16th- Ed Semmes, "History of the CSS Alabama" July 23rd- Sonnie W. Hereford IV, "Rocket City Civil Rights July 30th- Richard Bailey, "Neither Carpetbaggers nor Scalawags: Black Officeholders during the Reconstruction of Alabama, 1867-1878". Venue/ Attraction: Constitution Hall Park & Museum. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.earlyworks.com/bicentennail-events. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Wish You Were Funny: Open Mic Comedy

Downtown Huntsville Wish You Were Funny: Open Mic Comedy will take place every Tuesday at Wish You Were Beer @ Campus 805. Sign up to tell some jokes at 7:30pm. The show will last from 8pm - 10pm and feature Huntsville comedians and maybe a few surprise guests. Each person who signs up gets 5 minutes to be funny on stage. Wish You Were Beer has over 40 great craft beers to choose from, as well as ciders, meads, and wines. So come out and have some fun with us! Venue/ Attraction: Wish You Were Beer - Campus 805. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM.

BrainBlast Trivia at Madison Station!

Social Events & More BrainBlast Trivia is back...at The Station! Join us every Tuesday for all the free, mind-challenging fun! Prizes for the top teams, along with great food, cold beer, and delicious drinks! We'll be spinning the hottest hits, too! Spread the word! Venue/ Attraction: Madison Station Bar & Grill. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA

Downtown Huntsville In partnership with the Greater Huntsville Humane Society (GHHS), the "To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA" exhibit, is on display at the Downtown Huntsville Library from June 3-July 27. Visitors will see Snoopy’s trip to the moon in the March 1969 Peanuts strip series and learn about NASA’s Silver Snoopy Award program. Sponsored by the Huntsville Library Foundation and RUAG. To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA is organized and toured by the Charles M. Schulz Museum Santa Rosa, California. © 2019 Peanuts Worldwide LLC. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

Educational & Lecture Just in time to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain debuts its new and original discovery program for children and adults! Visiting with Children ages 4-12? Come explore Burritt’s Nature Trails, Historic Park, Barnyard Animals, and Dr. Burritt’s Marvelous Mansion. Choose one of 5 cool adventure backpacks, complete with everything you’ll need for an exciting scavenger hunt, designed for fun and surprises. Each backpack comes with a special something that you can take with you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: With Museum Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/backpack-explorers-an-adventure-in-every-bag/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit

Educational & Lecture This free exhibit is a celebration of 200 years of statehood presented by the Alabama Humanities Foundation in partnership with the Alabama Department of Archives and History and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. The exhibit showcases the decisions and turning points that shaped Alabama history, culture, and geography through artistic interactive displays and teaching resources. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

A New Moon Rises: Views from the LROC

Museums, Studios & Galleries In celebration of the 50th anniversary of man’s first step on the Moon, see Earth’s only permanent natural satellite like never before. A New Moon Rises is a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian and features amazing, large-scale, high-resolution photographs of the lunar surface taken over the last decade. Captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), the images are stunning: from historic Apollo landing sites to towering mountains rising out of the darkness of the lunar poles. The LROC’s mission was originally conceived to support future human missions to the Moon. After its first 15 months of operation, it began a mission of pure scientific exploration. This exhibition is organized by the National Air and Space Museum and Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. It is circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/a-new-moon-rises-views-from-the-lunar-reconnaissance-orbiter-camera/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

We the People: Alabama’s Defining Documents exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries In celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial in 2019, the Alabama Department of Archives and History will present a special exhibition of the documents that have defined our government over the last 200 years. After a year-long conservation effort, Alabama’s six constitutions and the 1861 ordinance of secession, which declared Alabama’s separation from the Union on the eve of the Civil War, will be on view to the public, first at the Huntsville Museum of Art and then at the Museum of Alabama at the Department of Archives and History. This exhibition provides a rare look at Alabama’s foundational documents, the men and women who shaped them, and insight into the ongoing efforts to preserve them for future generations. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/we-the-people-alabamas-defining-documents/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

Teen Summer Camp

Performing Arts & Film Decatur's Princess Theatre will offer "Step into the Spotlight," A Summer Camp for Teens July 8-19, 2019 open to rising 6th through rising 12th graders. Cost for the camp is $350 and culminates in a public performance the evening of July 19th! Time is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. with early drop off and late pickup avail for additional fee. More info: www.princesstheatre.org. Venue/ Attraction: Princess Theatre. Cost: $350. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Summer Academy at Topgolf

Kids Our Summer Academy is five days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. This program includes all of the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting and full swing, to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game. Each Academy is designed and taught by our golf professionals from Topgolf Coach in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Summer Academy is staffed with a low student-to-instructor ratio to ensure each Junior Golfer receives in-depth, hands-on attention while he or she develops a winning golf swing. Venue/ Attraction: Topgolf Huntsville. Cost: $199. Event Web Link: http://bit.ly/TGSummerAcademyHSV. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Nature Ranger Camps

Museums, Studios & Galleries Registration deadline is the week before each camp. Burritt camps are back to provide your child with a summer full of learning and laughter! Each of the seven weeks of camp revolves around a different theme. These camps are open to children who have completed grades K-5th and are led by Burritt’s CPR-certified staff.  Our teacher to camper ratio of 1:15 ensures that your child receives individualized attention during these fun-filled days of crafts, games, hiking, nature exploration and more. Camp days run from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Students should bring their own sack lunch, but Burritt will provide a snack each day. You may also choose to register for our extended day options with drop-off available as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick-up as late as 5:30 p.m. The cost for extended day is an additional $5 each day for morning only, an additional $10 each day for afternoon only, or $15 each day for both morning and afternoon. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $155 (members), $165 (non-members). Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/featured-events/#featured. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Tutus & Tiaras Summer Camp

Kids Introduce your 3-6 year old to the basics of dance and ballet in Tutus & Tiaras. In this four day camp, campers will craft their own costumes (tutus, tiaras, etc.) and learn dances which will be presented on Thursday. Classes will meet at the Alabama Youth Ballet Studios, 1405-C Weatherly Plaza SE in Huntsville, on July 15-18 from 9:15 to 11:30. Venue/ Attraction: Alabama Youth Ballet Studio. Cost: $90. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 9:15 AM – 11:30 AM.

Humor Doesn't Retire: Improv for Adults

Educational & Lecture Improvise: (verb) to act on the spot with what you got! Learn the fundamentals of improvisation and basic stage acting with activities and games that build confidence, communication skills, and spontaneity. Whether shy or outgoing, free your creative side in a fun and comfortable environment, where laughter is guaranteed! No need to learn lines or rehearse! The rules are simple yet challenging: Say yes, listen and have fun! (3 sessions) To register or learn more visit Osher.uah.edu/Summer. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Wilson Hall. Cost: $49 for course and $25 for 12-month OLLI Membership. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

BrainBlast Trivia at Moe's BBQ Downtown!

Social Events & More BrainBlast Trivia is super excited to be a part of the Southern Soul Food Revival, now in Downtown Huntsville! Join us at this beautiful new location for free, family-friendly trivia! Check out the beautiful two story location, featuring custom woodwork throughout, two rooftop terraces with roll up doors and full premium bars! Venue/ Attraction: Moe's Original BBQ Downtown. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Trivia at WYWB

Social Events & More Live Trivia with Trivia Masters! Every Wednesday at Wish You Were Beer @ Campus 805. General trivia weekly and themed trivia once a month. Wish You Were Beer has over 40 great craft beers to choose from, as well as ciders, meads, and wines. So come out and have some fun with us! Venue/ Attraction: Wish You Were Beer - Campus 805. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA

Downtown Huntsville In partnership with the Greater Huntsville Humane Society (GHHS), the "To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA" exhibit, is on display at the Downtown Huntsville Library from June 3-July 27. Visitors will see Snoopy’s trip to the moon in the March 1969 Peanuts strip series and learn about NASA’s Silver Snoopy Award program. Sponsored by the Huntsville Library Foundation and RUAG. To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA is organized and toured by the Charles M. Schulz Museum Santa Rosa, California. © 2019 Peanuts Worldwide LLC. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

Educational & Lecture Just in time to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain debuts its new and original discovery program for children and adults! Visiting with Children ages 4-12? Come explore Burritt’s Nature Trails, Historic Park, Barnyard Animals, and Dr. Burritt’s Marvelous Mansion. Choose one of 5 cool adventure backpacks, complete with everything you’ll need for an exciting scavenger hunt, designed for fun and surprises. Each backpack comes with a special something that you can take with you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: With Museum Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/backpack-explorers-an-adventure-in-every-bag/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit

Educational & Lecture This free exhibit is a celebration of 200 years of statehood presented by the Alabama Humanities Foundation in partnership with the Alabama Department of Archives and History and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. The exhibit showcases the decisions and turning points that shaped Alabama history, culture, and geography through artistic interactive displays and teaching resources. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019.

A New Moon Rises: Views from the LROC

Museums, Studios & Galleries In celebration of the 50th anniversary of man’s first step on the Moon, see Earth’s only permanent natural satellite like never before. A New Moon Rises is a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian and features amazing, large-scale, high-resolution photographs of the lunar surface taken over the last decade. Captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), the images are stunning: from historic Apollo landing sites to towering mountains rising out of the darkness of the lunar poles. The LROC’s mission was originally conceived to support future human missions to the Moon. After its first 15 months of operation, it began a mission of pure scientific exploration. This exhibition is organized by the National Air and Space Museum and Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. It is circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/a-new-moon-rises-views-from-the-lunar-reconnaissance-orbiter-camera/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019.

We the People: Alabama’s Defining Documents exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries In celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial in 2019, the Alabama Department of Archives and History will present a special exhibition of the documents that have defined our government over the last 200 years. After a year-long conservation effort, Alabama’s six constitutions and the 1861 ordinance of secession, which declared Alabama’s separation from the Union on the eve of the Civil War, will be on view to the public, first at the Huntsville Museum of Art and then at the Museum of Alabama at the Department of Archives and History. This exhibition provides a rare look at Alabama’s foundational documents, the men and women who shaped them, and insight into the ongoing efforts to preserve them for future generations. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/we-the-people-alabamas-defining-documents/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Teen Summer Camp

Performing Arts & Film Decatur's Princess Theatre will offer "Step into the Spotlight," A Summer Camp for Teens July 8-19, 2019 open to rising 6th through rising 12th graders. Cost for the camp is $350 and culminates in a public performance the evening of July 19th! Time is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. with early drop off and late pickup avail for additional fee. More info: www.princesstheatre.org. Venue/ Attraction: Princess Theatre. Cost: $350. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Summer Academy at Topgolf

Kids Our Summer Academy is five days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. This program includes all of the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting and full swing, to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game. Each Academy is designed and taught by our golf professionals from Topgolf Coach in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Summer Academy is staffed with a low student-to-instructor ratio to ensure each Junior Golfer receives in-depth, hands-on attention while he or she develops a winning golf swing. Venue/ Attraction: Topgolf Huntsville. Cost: $199. Event Web Link: http://bit.ly/TGSummerAcademyHSV. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Nature Ranger Camps

Museums, Studios & Galleries Registration deadline is the week before each camp. Burritt camps are back to provide your child with a summer full of learning and laughter! Each of the seven weeks of camp revolves around a different theme. These camps are open to children who have completed grades K-5th and are led by Burritt’s CPR-certified staff.  Our teacher to camper ratio of 1:15 ensures that your child receives individualized attention during these fun-filled days of crafts, games, hiking, nature exploration and more. Camp days run from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Students should bring their own sack lunch, but Burritt will provide a snack each day. You may also choose to register for our extended day options with drop-off available as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick-up as late as 5:30 p.m. The cost for extended day is an additional $5 each day for morning only, an additional $10 each day for afternoon only, or $15 each day for both morning and afternoon. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $155 (members), $165 (non-members). Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/featured-events/#featured. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Tutus & Tiaras Summer Camp

Kids Introduce your 3-6 year old to the basics of dance and ballet in Tutus & Tiaras. In this four day camp, campers will craft their own costumes (tutus, tiaras, etc.) and learn dances which will be presented on Thursday. Classes will meet at the Alabama Youth Ballet Studios, 1405-C Weatherly Plaza SE in Huntsville, on July 15-18 from 9:15 to 11:30. Venue/ Attraction: Alabama Youth Ballet Studio. Cost: $90. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 9:15 AM – 11:30 AM.

River Kids - SOLD OUT

Kids May 11 & 20, June 6 & 8, July 18 & 20, August 24, September 14 9:30am - 1:00pm Have a fun time learning how to kayak on the Flint River at Hays Nature Preserve with Alabama 4H & Operation Green Team, starting with a mandatory hour safety class on land. Then we head to the water for the rest! Ages 9-18 years only. Confirmed registration is required and limited. Must call 256.564.8077 to register. Wear water clothes and secure shoes that can get wet. All equipment will be provided. Participants must be able to swim to participate. Must attend safety class, so please don't be late. As with all children's programs, parents are required to stay on property. Venue/ Attraction: Hays Nature Preserve. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/399473597448539/. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/399473597448539/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Play Days at Hays

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Tuesdays: 10am-1pm Drop In Thursdays: 9:30-11:30am Reservations Required For reservations or information call 256-564-8077 or email Denise.Taylor@huntsvilleal.gov. Space is limited for reservations. Sessions are FREE and promise to be fun and educational as children, with an adult, explore and learn about the great outdoors. Most sessions are best for children ages 5-12 years, but all are welcome. For all these events, children should wear old comfortable shoes and play clothes that can get a bit dirty. Don’t forget a bottle of water. Your preferred insect repellent, especially on the lower legs, will help fend off unwanted insect bites. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the sessions. Full schedule available at Facebook link. Venue/ Attraction: Hays Nature Preserve. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2285812964990583/. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2285812964990583/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Humor Doesn't Retire: Improv for Adults

Educational & Lecture Improvise: (verb) to act on the spot with what you got! Learn the fundamentals of improvisation and basic stage acting with activities and games that build confidence, communication skills, and spontaneity. Whether shy or outgoing, free your creative side in a fun and comfortable environment, where laughter is guaranteed! No need to learn lines or rehearse! The rules are simple yet challenging: Say yes, listen and have fun! (3 sessions) To register or learn more visit Osher.uah.edu/Summer. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Wilson Hall. Cost: $49 for course and $25 for 12-month OLLI Membership. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

String Art! Elephants! - Kids - Make and Take!

Educational & Lecture What you’ll create: In this class you’ll create an Elephant holding balloon buttons made by you! ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED KIDS INFO Kids 8-12 years old will be provided with a board with the nails already put into the board Kids 13 and up get to hammer the nails themselves. NOTE: parents may need to help. REGISTER NOW: registration will end 2 days before the class to allow the instructor time to create your panel. COST: Non-members: $25 Members: $21.25 Contact heartofsarah2012@gmail.com for any questions, concerns or special requests. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Creatives. Cost: $25. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Biergarten Stein & Dine!

Museums, Studios & Galleries Visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Saturn V Hall in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration every Thursday* at 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. starting in March, 2019 for the German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. It’s family-friendly and leashed dogs are welcome on our Apollo Terrace and in Apollo Courtyard.** Admission is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase. While you’re here for Biergarten, enjoy a special after-hours presentation in our brand new state-of-the-art INTUITIVE® Planetarium. Shows are at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. To support our local community, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is featuring a nonprofit organization each week, and a portion of food sales that evening will be donated to the organization. There is no Biergarten on Sept 12, 2019. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

$5 After 5P at the Huntsville Museum of Art

Downtown Huntsville Enjoy art, wine, culture and cuisine, every Thursday night! Join us Thursday evenings from 5p-8p, when admission to the Huntsville Museum of Art is only $5! For your added enjoyment, a glass of wine will be available for $5! Live music will also be included, so be sure to check the Facebook event page to see who’s performing. After touring the galleries, stroll to Pane E Vino where Museum guests may enjoy a special menu item every Thursday from 5p – 9p. Make sure to show them your Museum admission sticker! Gather your friends, family or plan your next date night in #downtownhuntsville and enjoy artwork by regional and international artists! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: $5. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/321040655294650/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

1818 Bloom Stroll and Bouquet Workshop

Social Events & More Spend a late afternoon touring the beautiful gardens at 1818 Farms. Natasha will identify her favorite varieties of heirloom flowers and herbs that are grown in her cutting gardens. Workshop participants will learn planting, growing and seed saving tips for creating their own beautiful garden. Natasha will also demonstrate the best methods for cutting flowers when gathering them for arrangements. Following the garden tour, participants will gather at the 1818 Farms pavilion where the hands on portion of the workshop will begin. Each participant will be provided with a gorgeous selection of fresh cut flowers and herbs gathered that morning at the farm. Natasha will discuss the basic steps to follow in order to create a stunning floral arrangement for any occasion. Each participant will receive the following items to create one “make and take” floral arrangement: • One glass container • Precut fresh flowers and herbs. Venue/ Attraction: 1818 Farms. Cost: $75. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Blastoff Bicentennial Bluegrass Dinner

Music Join us as we celebrate the Bicentennial featuring a delicious five course meal created by Chef Rick Vonk, a beautiful view, and live music!  View our event page to see the full menu! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $85-$95. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/blastoff-bicentennial-bluegrass-dinner/. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2253991334676517/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Rocket City USA - Huntsville Rocket City, USA

Downtown Huntsville Hosted by the Legacy and German-American Heritage Committees celebrate this history of Huntsville in this lecture series. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Thirsty Thursday's Art Hop

Downtown Huntsville Rocket City Art Hops is bringing your favorite local artists and makers to Straight to Ale every 3rd Thursday! Drink beer! Buy Art! Be merry! Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Brands (Campus 805). Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Isaiah 41:10 Foundation Carnival of Giving

Fundraisers Isaiah 41:10 Foundation is a non-profit organization created in memory of Sam Harmon who lost his battle to cancer in 2016 at age 9. This is the Foundation's first event. It is a family friendly event and fundraiser. There will be a silent auction, raffle, food, carnival games, and lots of fun for all. Space is limited and all tickets must be purchased in advance. Ticket sales end July 10th. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Depot, Museum, & Roundhouse. Cost: $11/ Adults; $6 Kids 10 & Under. Event Web Link: http://www.isaiah4110.org. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/422639018468825/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Live Music at Alabama Constitution Hall Park

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Pack a picnic and join us at Alabama Constitution Hall Park to listen to FREE Live Music each Thursday Night (weather permitting). June 13th- Lana White Music June 20th- The Dawn & Jason Duo June 27th- Mike Ball & Madison Mountaintop Band July 4th- Solid Blue Bluegrass Band July 11th- Heart of Grass July 18th- Stillwater July 25th- Joshua Smith August 1st- Milltowne. Venue/ Attraction: Constitution Hall Park & Museum. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/617959898719555/. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Bicentennial Speaker: Frances Robb

Educational & Lecture Robb is a Huntsville native and has spent twenty-five years researching Alabama photographers and photographs while serving as a consultant on the state’s cultural history and historic photography for museums, archives, and libraries. She has curated or advised on many exhibitions, including Made in Alabama: A State Legacy and the award-winning exhibition In View of Home: Alabama Landscape Photographs. In her search for information and images, she has visited every county in Alabama and roamed as far as Maine and California to study photographs in institutional repositories and family collections. Shot in Alabama is a visual and textual narrative of Alabama’s photographic history from 1839 to 1941. It describes the phenomenon of photography as practiced in Alabama as a major cultural force, paying close attention to the particular contexts from which each image emerges and the fragments of microhistory that each image documents. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://hsvbg.org/event/bicentennial-speaker-frances-robb. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Theatre Huntsville presents Death By Design

‘Death by Design’ by Rob Urbinati What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noël Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” of two of the greatest English writers of all time. Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his actress wife, Sorel Bennett, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly – a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingénue, a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to Bridgit, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime. Death by Design is more than homage – it’s a new classic. July 12, 13 18 19 & 20 at 7:30 pm July 14 & 20 at 2:00 pm Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Theatre Huntsville performs our Main Stage Season at the Von Braun Center Playhouse, 700 Monroe… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: Adult: $20; Student, Senior (65+), and Active Military: $18. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://theatrehsv.org/2018-19-season/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

BrainBlast's Opinionation at CD's of Madison!

Social Events & More An exciting new game that is sure to incite laughter for the whole gang! Nope, this isn’t trivia, but a family feud style concept! We’ve surveyed people with hilarious questions and it’s YOUR job to guess the most popular answers! Teams compete based on the popularity of their answers. Fast paced, easy to play and fair for everyone! No right or wrong answer...Survey Says! Venue/ Attraction: CD's Pub & Grill. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Thursday Night Swing

Social Events & More Come swing dance with us every Thursday night at Lowe Mill A&E in the Flying Monkey Theatre. Each week, we teach a variety of levels of classes in: Charleston, Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz, Balboa, and even Blues. It’s fun, relaxed, and you’re never required to have a partner! After lessons, we open up the floor for an hour and half of social dancing and practice time to the tunes of some of the best swing DJs in town. Our beginner and core classes start at 7:30 PM, then we open up the floor at 8:30 PM for social dancing. More info at: www.swinghuntsville.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10 general, $5 students & 1st time, $5 dance only. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

HAMACON 10

Downtown Huntsville Friday, July 19th, 2019 Registration open from 11am to 9pm Convention open from Noon to Midnight Dealer’s Room Hours: 1pm to 7pm Artist Alley Hours: Noon to 7pm Saturday, July 20th, 2019 Registration open from 10am to 9pm Convention open from 10am to Midnight Dealer’s Room Hours: 11am to 7pm Artist Alley Hours: 10am to 7pm Maid and Butler Café: 11am (separate ticket required) Sunday, July 21st, 2019 Registration open from 10am to 3pm Convention open from 10am to 5pm Dealer’s Room Hours: 10am to 4pm Artist Alley Hours: 10am to 4pm Admission 3 Day Badge: $50 2 day Badge: $45 Friday Only: $20 Saturday Only: $25 Sunday Only: $20 www.hama-con.com. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center South Hall. Cost: Varies. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019.

To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA

Downtown Huntsville In partnership with the Greater Huntsville Humane Society (GHHS), the "To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA" exhibit, is on display at the Downtown Huntsville Library from June 3-July 27. Visitors will see Snoopy’s trip to the moon in the March 1969 Peanuts strip series and learn about NASA’s Silver Snoopy Award program. Sponsored by the Huntsville Library Foundation and RUAG. To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA is organized and toured by the Charles M. Schulz Museum Santa Rosa, California. © 2019 Peanuts Worldwide LLC. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

Educational & Lecture Just in time to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain debuts its new and original discovery program for children and adults! Visiting with Children ages 4-12? Come explore Burritt’s Nature Trails, Historic Park, Barnyard Animals, and Dr. Burritt’s Marvelous Mansion. Choose one of 5 cool adventure backpacks, complete with everything you’ll need for an exciting scavenger hunt, designed for fun and surprises. Each backpack comes with a special something that you can take with you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: With Museum Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/backpack-explorers-an-adventure-in-every-bag/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019.

Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit

Educational & Lecture This free exhibit is a celebration of 200 years of statehood presented by the Alabama Humanities Foundation in partnership with the Alabama Department of Archives and History and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. The exhibit showcases the decisions and turning points that shaped Alabama history, culture, and geography through artistic interactive displays and teaching resources. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019.

A New Moon Rises: Views from the LROC

Museums, Studios & Galleries In celebration of the 50th anniversary of man’s first step on the Moon, see Earth’s only permanent natural satellite like never before. A New Moon Rises is a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian and features amazing, large-scale, high-resolution photographs of the lunar surface taken over the last decade. Captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), the images are stunning: from historic Apollo landing sites to towering mountains rising out of the darkness of the lunar poles. The LROC’s mission was originally conceived to support future human missions to the Moon. After its first 15 months of operation, it began a mission of pure scientific exploration. This exhibition is organized by the National Air and Space Museum and Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. It is circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/a-new-moon-rises-views-from-the-lunar-reconnaissance-orbiter-camera/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019.

We the People: Alabama’s Defining Documents exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries In celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial in 2019, the Alabama Department of Archives and History will present a special exhibition of the documents that have defined our government over the last 200 years. After a year-long conservation effort, Alabama’s six constitutions and the 1861 ordinance of secession, which declared Alabama’s separation from the Union on the eve of the Civil War, will be on view to the public, first at the Huntsville Museum of Art and then at the Museum of Alabama at the Department of Archives and History. This exhibition provides a rare look at Alabama’s foundational documents, the men and women who shaped them, and insight into the ongoing efforts to preserve them for future generations. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/we-the-people-alabamas-defining-documents/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019.

RISE Networking Event

Social Events & More R.I.S.E. is a FREE Networking group, designed with a goal to help small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs network and connect with one another. We typically meet every other Friday morning from 7:45 to 9:00 am. Our format is simple, we begin with a few opening remarks, introductions, business and community announcements, our featured presentation, and we end around 8:45, with time for networking! Coffee and pastries are usually ready around 7:30 am! This event is open to all to attend. There is no required membership or registration! Bring a friend, a coworker, a job seeker, student, retiree or anyone looking to connect with other like-minded professionals. Venue/ Attraction: HudsonAlpha. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:45 AM – 8:45 AM.

Teen Summer Camp

Performing Arts & Film Decatur's Princess Theatre will offer "Step into the Spotlight," A Summer Camp for Teens July 8-19, 2019 open to rising 6th through rising 12th graders. Cost for the camp is $350 and culminates in a public performance the evening of July 19th! Time is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. with early drop off and late pickup avail for additional fee. More info: www.princesstheatre.org. Venue/ Attraction: Princess Theatre. Cost: $350. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Summer Academy at Topgolf

Kids Our Summer Academy is five days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. This program includes all of the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting and full swing, to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game. Each Academy is designed and taught by our golf professionals from Topgolf Coach in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Summer Academy is staffed with a low student-to-instructor ratio to ensure each Junior Golfer receives in-depth, hands-on attention while he or she develops a winning golf swing. Venue/ Attraction: Topgolf Huntsville. Cost: $199. Event Web Link: http://bit.ly/TGSummerAcademyHSV. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Nature Ranger Camps

Museums, Studios & Galleries Registration deadline is the week before each camp. Burritt camps are back to provide your child with a summer full of learning and laughter! Each of the seven weeks of camp revolves around a different theme. These camps are open to children who have completed grades K-5th and are led by Burritt’s CPR-certified staff.  Our teacher to camper ratio of 1:15 ensures that your child receives individualized attention during these fun-filled days of crafts, games, hiking, nature exploration and more. Camp days run from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Students should bring their own sack lunch, but Burritt will provide a snack each day. You may also choose to register for our extended day options with drop-off available as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick-up as late as 5:30 p.m. The cost for extended day is an additional $5 each day for morning only, an additional $10 each day for afternoon only, or $15 each day for both morning and afternoon. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $155 (members), $165 (non-members). Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/featured-events/#featured. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Artsy Tots

Museums, Studios & Galleries Artsy Tots will introduce toddlers between the ages of 2 and 3 to Art and to the Museum through artful short stories, gallery play activities, and an art activity. The program helps with color recognition, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and more! Class fee is $5 members/$7 non-members (up to 2 adults/2 children). Fees are non-refundable. However, registration is transferable to another session. The program will be held in the Stender Family Interactive Education Galleries (enter through the main entrance off of Church St.). Artsy Tots classes are held on one Friday a month from 11:00-11:45 a.m. Class size is limited to 12 children and registration is required. Each class will have a unique theme. View the Events Calendar at hsvmuseum.org to see the upcoming themes. One adult chaperone is required for every two children. Dress for a mess! Questions? Please contact Candace Bean, Education Associate at cbean@hsvmuseum.org. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Cost: $5 members/$7 non-members. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/245901006352178/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Grown Up Storytime - Space

Downtown Huntsville Storytime... for grown-ups! Short stories read aloud for you. Take a long lunch on Friday and come enjoy two short stories being read aloud. That's right this is storytime for grownups! Feel free to bring your lunch while you listen to short stories from all sorts of genres. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Sit & Stitch with SPARKLE Studio

Social Events & More Every Friday is Sit & Stitch at SPARKLE Studio! (Studio 103, first floor, south building) Bring your current project or ideas you’re considering for a future project (spinning, weaving, crocheting, knitting, handsewing, needlework, etc.). Come on over and find some camaraderie among like minded folks. We are usually a small, intimate group. Even if you don’t know a soul when you arrive, you’ll leave with some new friends. We open at noon and will be open until 8 pm. Stay as short or as long a time as you wish. You’re welcome to bring a drink, snack, or meal with you. We even have extra Piper & Leaf tea jars if you forget yours at home! We also welcome “Show and Tell.” Please bring some of your finished projects to show off to the rest of the group. We want to celebrate your accomplishments. You may even inspire someone’s next project choice! Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: FREE. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Friday Night Live 2019

Music Friday Night Live presented by Buffalo Rock Company will be every Friday night from 5 to 8 pm May - October on Northside Square! Come enjoy free music in #DowntownHSV and kick off your weekend right! We will announce performers each week on our Facebook Event page. Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/741535712908709/. Friday, July 19, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Food Truck All Stars 2019

Downtown Huntsville Food Truck Season in Downtown Huntsville starts back on May 4th!! The Food Truck All Stars 2019 presented by valleymls.com features two amazing food-centric events every month! The first Saturday of every month from 10 am to 2 pm the All Stars will be on Southside and Eastside Square serving Brunch. The 3rd Friday of each month from 5 to 9 pm they will be on Church Street for dinner. The All Stars are coming better than ever this year with top-notch ingredients, delicious and creative menus, and superb customer service! We will be announcing vendors on the event page so stay tuned for that! Venue/ Attraction: Downtown Huntsville Square. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1013868732152966/. Friday, July 19, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Lunar Rover Walk with Mayor Tommy Battle

Downtown Huntsville Visitors and residents are invited to join in the Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration at this introduction of the Polaris® working replica of the Lunar Rover Vehicle. Mayor Tommy Battle will escort the LRV through the route. Follow along to the Courthouse Square for a beach ball drop signaling the start of Dancing in the Streets, a party marking the moon landing in 1969. The route from the Von Braun Center is south on Monroe St, east on Williams Ave, north on Madison St to the square. To pre-register your group or business for the walk, click here. Individuals are welcome to join the walk or watch along the route. Parking is free in the city garage on Monroe Street across from the Von Braun Center. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. Is the event free? Healthy Huntsville & Free. Event Web Link: http://www.huntsville.org/event/lunar-rover-walk. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Girl, Guy, Guitar at Good Company Cafe

South Huntsville We love hosting Girl, Guy, Guitar and can't wait to hear them perform throughout the summer. "Acoustic covers you will want to sing along to, presented in their purest form; simply girl, guy and guitar. Strong emphasis on vocal harmonies. We sing a wide variety of Americana, Country, Classic Rock, Duets, and Pop." Come celebrate summertime #ingoodcompany and support local music and food while you're at it! Venue/ Attraction: Good Company Cafe. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

One Small Step: Apollo 11 Reflections

Downtown Huntsville Join the Lowe Mill A&E artists and makers for an artistic celebration 50 years in the making! “One Small Step: Apollo 11 Reflections” will be held in the 1st Floor Connector from July 17th – 20th. All works will be created by Lowe Mill A&E artists and makers and feature creative interpretations of the moon landing and what it has meant and means for us individually and on society as a whole. All works for this show will be no larger than 1 foot x 1 foot or “One Small Step”. Step with us into the past while we contemplate our future. Please join us for the reception on Friday, July 19th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. We are currently looking for Sponsors for this event! If your company would like to help, please contact Carrie Alderfer at alderfer@chromaddict.com. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://www.lowemill.net/event/one-small-step-apollo-11-reflections/?instance_id=159453. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

The Macallan Dinner

Social Events & More Please join us in welcoming The Macallan to Cotton Row Restaurant paired with a 4 course dinner prepared by Chef James Boyce. -Wine will be available-. Venue/ Attraction: Cotton Row Restaurant. Cost: $110 per person. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Annie Auditions at IMPHuntsville

Performing Arts & Film Auditions for adult roles in Annie, ages 13 and up. Prepare 16-32 bars of music to sing. Bring sheet music for IMP provided accompanist. Wear comfortable clothing for dance portion of audition. Venue/ Attraction: IMPHuntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.imphuntsville.org. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/imphuntsville/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Mamma Mia!

Performing Arts & Film Enjoy Huntsville’s premiere local production of the smash hit musical that brings the timeless songs of ABBA to an enchanting tale of love, laughter, friendship, and weddings! It’s the most fun you’ll have this summer! Presented by Huntsville Community Chorus Association. MAMMA MIA! Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com. Venue/ Attraction: Thurber Arts Center. Cost: Adults-$25, Seniors/Active Military-$22, College-$20, K-12-$15. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://thechorus.org/index.php/listen/events/icalrepeat.detail/2019/07/12/53/-/summer-musical-mamma-mia. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1298524110298634/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:15 PM.

Astronomy for All

Museums, Studios & Galleries This monthly feature includes a presentation on astronomical topics such as exoplanets, spacecraft missions, black holes or other educational topics appropriate for all ages. Science, humor and an activity included! July 19, Moon(s) Is our moon just like every other moon? This event will explore the similarities and differences between our moon and those orbiting other planets. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Theatre Huntsville presents Death By Design

‘Death by Design’ by Rob Urbinati What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noël Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” of two of the greatest English writers of all time. Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his actress wife, Sorel Bennett, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly – a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingénue, a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to Bridgit, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime. Death by Design is more than homage – it’s a new classic. July 12, 13 18 19 & 20 at 7:30 pm July 14 & 20 at 2:00 pm Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Theatre Huntsville performs our Main Stage Season at the Von Braun Center Playhouse, 700 Monroe… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: Adult: $20; Student, Senior (65+), and Active Military: $18. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://theatrehsv.org/2018-19-season/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Guntersville Haunted History Tours

Outdoor Activities & Festivals We meet every Fri & Sat (weather permitting) for a 90 minute guided walking tour throughout haunted and historic downtown Guntersville AL. Tour is appropriate for all ages. Please wear comfy shoes as this is a aprox 2 mile walk. We will stop at several locations learning the history and how it relates to current activity.  Find us on facebook! We meet at Erroll Allan Park across from the Marshall Co Courthouse (corner of Taylor and Gunter). Please be there 15 mins prior to tour time. Please purchase tickets in advance by contacting us via website, Facebook, email, or phone. Cost: $11 adults (12&up), $6 kids (8 and up), free kids 7 and under. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Erroll Allan Park 395-373 US-431 Guntersville, AL 35976.

Summer Movie Series -

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Join us on the patio of the Madison Public Library for family movie nights this Summer. Movies start at sunset! Popcorn will be provided. Don’t forget your picnic blanket or chair. Venue/ Attraction: Madison Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Friday, July 19, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

HAMACON 10

Downtown Huntsville Friday, July 19th, 2019 Registration open from 11am to 9pm Convention open from Noon to Midnight Dealer’s Room Hours: 1pm to 7pm Artist Alley Hours: Noon to 7pm Saturday, July 20th, 2019 Registration open from 10am to 9pm Convention open from 10am to Midnight Dealer’s Room Hours: 11am to 7pm Artist Alley Hours: 10am to 7pm Maid and Butler Café: 11am (separate ticket required) Sunday, July 21st, 2019 Registration open from 10am to 3pm Convention open from 10am to 5pm Dealer’s Room Hours: 10am to 4pm Artist Alley Hours: 10am to 4pm Admission 3 Day Badge: $50 2 day Badge: $45 Friday Only: $20 Saturday Only: $25 Sunday Only: $20 www.hama-con.com. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center South Hall. Cost: Varies. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019.

To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA

Downtown Huntsville In partnership with the Greater Huntsville Humane Society (GHHS), the "To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA" exhibit, is on display at the Downtown Huntsville Library from June 3-July 27. Visitors will see Snoopy’s trip to the moon in the March 1969 Peanuts strip series and learn about NASA’s Silver Snoopy Award program. Sponsored by the Huntsville Library Foundation and RUAG. To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA is organized and toured by the Charles M. Schulz Museum Santa Rosa, California. © 2019 Peanuts Worldwide LLC. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

Educational & Lecture Just in time to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain debuts its new and original discovery program for children and adults! Visiting with Children ages 4-12? Come explore Burritt’s Nature Trails, Historic Park, Barnyard Animals, and Dr. Burritt’s Marvelous Mansion. Choose one of 5 cool adventure backpacks, complete with everything you’ll need for an exciting scavenger hunt, designed for fun and surprises. Each backpack comes with a special something that you can take with you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: With Museum Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/backpack-explorers-an-adventure-in-every-bag/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit

Educational & Lecture This free exhibit is a celebration of 200 years of statehood presented by the Alabama Humanities Foundation in partnership with the Alabama Department of Archives and History and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. The exhibit showcases the decisions and turning points that shaped Alabama history, culture, and geography through artistic interactive displays and teaching resources. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019.

A New Moon Rises: Views from the LROC

Museums, Studios & Galleries In celebration of the 50th anniversary of man’s first step on the Moon, see Earth’s only permanent natural satellite like never before. A New Moon Rises is a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian and features amazing, large-scale, high-resolution photographs of the lunar surface taken over the last decade. Captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), the images are stunning: from historic Apollo landing sites to towering mountains rising out of the darkness of the lunar poles. The LROC’s mission was originally conceived to support future human missions to the Moon. After its first 15 months of operation, it began a mission of pure scientific exploration. This exhibition is organized by the National Air and Space Museum and Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. It is circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/a-new-moon-rises-views-from-the-lunar-reconnaissance-orbiter-camera/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

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

We the People: Alabama’s Defining Documents exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries In celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial in 2019, the Alabama Department of Archives and History will present a special exhibition of the documents that have defined our government over the last 200 years. After a year-long conservation effort, Alabama’s six constitutions and the 1861 ordinance of secession, which declared Alabama’s separation from the Union on the eve of the Civil War, will be on view to the public, first at the Huntsville Museum of Art and then at the Museum of Alabama at the Department of Archives and History. This exhibition provides a rare look at Alabama’s foundational documents, the men and women who shaped them, and insight into the ongoing efforts to preserve them for future generations. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/we-the-people-alabamas-defining-documents/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Circuit in Big Spring

Health & Wellness We will meet on the side where the downtown Y is located. If you have 1-3 lb weights and a mat make sure to bring them and get ready to have a great day! Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park. Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

River Kids - SOLD OUT

Kids May 11 & 20, June 6 & 8, July 18 & 20, August 24, September 14 9:30am - 1:00pm Have a fun time learning how to kayak on the Flint River at Hays Nature Preserve with Alabama 4H & Operation Green Team, starting with a mandatory hour safety class on land. Then we head to the water for the rest! Ages 9-18 years only. Confirmed registration is required and limited. Must call 256.564.8077 to register. Wear water clothes and secure shoes that can get wet. All equipment will be provided. Participants must be able to swim to participate. Must attend safety class, so please don't be late. As with all children's programs, parents are required to stay on property. Venue/ Attraction: Hays Nature Preserve. Is the event free? Yes. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/399473597448539/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Annie Auditions at IMPHuntsville

Performing Arts & Film Auditions for adult roles in Annie, ages 13 and up. Prepare 16-32 bars of music to sing. Bring sheet music for IMP provided accompanist. Wear comfortable clothing for dance portion of audition. Venue/ Attraction: IMPHuntsville. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: www.imphuntsville.org. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/imphuntsville/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Burn Collective Brunch Series at Stovehouse

Social Events & More Burn it out with us this summer to raise money for SPEAK! SPEAK (Suicide. Prevention. Empowerment. Awareness. Knowledge) was established to address the increasing incidence of suicide in our community and increase awareness about mental illness. Every Saturday from June 22nd - July 27th Burn Collective Fitness Studio will offer a complimentary fitness class on the lawn at Stovehouse! To reserve a spot, simply click on the link below to donate and print out the receipt as your ticket! You can also take a screen shot to show us! Venue/ Attraction: Stovehouse. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

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

Educational & Lecture Please note: this course is a 13-week progressive course that meets every Saturday starting on July 13th and ends on October 5th. Does your creative-self feel at odds with the need for a “safe and stable life”? Through this workshop we learn to allow our creative energies to flow more freely while not sacrificing our need for safety, comfort, health, love, and stability. PROVIDED MATERIALS In this workshop, you will be provided with: -The book “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron, -A Journal, -As well as materials for use during our in-class exercises. Click to read more. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Creatives. Cost: $180. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Drop In and Create

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. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/academy/drop-in-create/. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2184804045143130/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

HIIT to HOPS

Social Events & More Join FIT4MOM Madison for a HIIT workout at Rocket Republic! Class starts promptly at 1:30pm, show up at 1:15pm with a mat, plenty of water, and $12. Your first beer or wine (after class) is on us. While we specialize in training Moms, we want to welcome ALL to our HIIT to HOPS class. What is HIIT? High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a training technique that alternates brief intense cardio and recovery intervals to increase the overall intensity of your workout. HIIT is used by athletes and everyday exercise enthusiasts to reach performance goals and enhance fitness and well-being. *Due to the nature of this workout, it is not suitable for pregnant women. Venue/ Attraction: Rocket Republic Brew. Cost: $12. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Theatre Huntsville presents Death By Design

‘Death by Design’ by Rob Urbinati What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noël Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” of two of the greatest English writers of all time. Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his actress wife, Sorel Bennett, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly – a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingénue, a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to Bridgit, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime. Death by Design is more than homage – it’s a new classic. July 12, 13 18 19 & 20 at 7:30 pm July 14 & 20 at 2:00 pm Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Theatre Huntsville performs our Main Stage Season at the Von Braun Center Playhouse, 700 Monroe… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: Adult: $20; Student, Senior (65+), and Active Military: $18. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://theatrehsv.org/2018-19-season/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mamma Mia!

Performing Arts & Film Enjoy Huntsville’s premiere local production of the smash hit musical that brings the timeless songs of ABBA to an enchanting tale of love, laughter, friendship, and weddings! It’s the most fun you’ll have this summer! Presented by Huntsville Community Chorus Association. MAMMA MIA! Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com. Venue/ Attraction: Thurber Arts Center. Cost: Adults-$25, Seniors/Active Military-$22, College-$20, K-12-$15. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://thechorus.org/index.php/listen/events/icalrepeat.detail/2019/07/12/53/-/summer-musical-mamma-mia. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1298524110298634/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:15 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 20, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Family Free Night

Museums, Studios & Galleries Bring the whole family to explore Constitution Hall Park and learn about life in Huntsville 200 years ago. Play games, see demonstrations and tour our historic buildings that showcase the community around Alabama’s first constitutional convention. This fun filled night will be an event your family will never forget. Venue/ Attraction: Constitution Hall Park & Museum. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.earlyworks.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Hew Tyler at Good Company Cafe

South Huntsville You know him. You love him. And he's finally gracing us with his talent at Good Company Cafe. Score! "Hew Tyler is an Americana/folk rock/acoustic singer songwriter based in Huntsville, AL. Having lived for some time in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Virginia, Hew returned "home" to Huntsville in 2014 and has been steadily working around town playing original songs with heartfelt lyrics and melodic acoustic guitar blended with harmonica. From the haunting "Starry Road," to the bluesy "Shorty Lee," Hew brings a lot to the table for his audience and appreciates listening atmospheres and intimate performance venues." Get ready to have a great summer #ingoodcompany with live, local music and amazing food! Venue/ Attraction: Good Company Cafe. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Mamma Mia!

Performing Arts & Film Enjoy Huntsville’s premiere local production of the smash hit musical that brings the timeless songs of ABBA to an enchanting tale of love, laughter, friendship, and weddings! It’s the most fun you’ll have this summer! Presented by Huntsville Community Chorus Association. MAMMA MIA! Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com. Venue/ Attraction: Thurber Arts Center. Cost: Adults-$25, Seniors/Active Military-$22, College-$20, K-12-$15. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://thechorus.org/index.php/listen/events/icalrepeat.detail/2019/07/12/53/-/summer-musical-mamma-mia. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1298524110298634/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:15 PM.

HSDS Presents Tuxedo Junction

Social Events & More Come listen to and/or dance to Tuxedo Junction at the Barking Dog Theatre on July 20. Wear your favorite space-themed outfit for a costume contest. Venue/ Attraction: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Cost: $10 general, $7 students. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Rocket City Summer Fest: Moon Landing Concert

Museums, Studios & Galleries Celebrate the anniversary of the day Neil Armstrong took his historic first step on the Moon at the Rocket City Summer Fest Concert at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. We will join with celebrations around the world to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission with a concert in the shadow of Huntsville’s iconic Saturn V replica. *Food and beverages will be available for purchase. *This is a rain or shine event. No refunds will be given. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Cost: $20. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/2019RocketCitySummerFest. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Theatre Huntsville presents Death By Design

‘Death by Design’ by Rob Urbinati What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noël Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” of two of the greatest English writers of all time. Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his actress wife, Sorel Bennett, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly – a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingénue, a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to Bridgit, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime. Death by Design is more than homage – it’s a new classic. July 12, 13 18 19 & 20 at 7:30 pm July 14 & 20 at 2:00 pm Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Theatre Huntsville performs our Main Stage Season at the Von Braun Center Playhouse, 700 Monroe… Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center Playhouse. Cost: Adult: $20; Student, Senior (65+), and Active Military: $18. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: http://theatrehsv.org/2018-19-season/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Guntersville Haunted History Tours

Outdoor Activities & Festivals We meet every Fri & Sat (weather permitting) for a 90 minute guided walking tour throughout haunted and historic downtown Guntersville AL. Tour is appropriate for all ages. Please wear comfy shoes as this is a aprox 2 mile walk. We will stop at several locations learning the history and how it relates to current activity.  Find us on facebook! We meet at Erroll Allan Park across from the Marshall Co Courthouse (corner of Taylor and Gunter). Please be there 15 mins prior to tour time. Please purchase tickets in advance by contacting us via website, Facebook, email, or phone. Cost: $11 adults (12&up), $6 kids (8 and up), free kids 7 and under. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Erroll Allan Park 395-373 US-431 Guntersville, AL 35976.

Bruce Bruce

Performing Arts & Film Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills and larger than life comedic style. Bruce’s steady style of comedy has been showcased across the country, and he has been entertaining audiences young and old, and of all backgrounds, for years. His wit, spontaneity and dazzling personality set him apart from other standup comedians. Although Bruce is known for his adult comedy, he prides himself on not using vulgarity to win a laugh, and is no stranger is winning over new audiences with every appearance he makes. From his role as host for two seasons of BET’s “Comic View” to his many appearances on tv and film, Bruce is clearly a comedian that has found his mark in the business. Bruce headlined the 2008 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, leaving the audiences north of the border in stitches. On the feature film front, Bruce made a cameo in the HBO Films feature “Idlewild,” appeared in the Larry the Cable Guy-starrer “Larry the Cabl… Venue/ Attraction: Stand Up Live. Cost: $25+. Event Web Link: https://standuplivehuntsville.laughstub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=522716. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/487660115096437/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 8:45 PM – 10:15 PM.

HAMACON 10

Downtown Huntsville Friday, July 19th, 2019 Registration open from 11am to 9pm Convention open from Noon to Midnight Dealer’s Room Hours: 1pm to 7pm Artist Alley Hours: Noon to 7pm Saturday, July 20th, 2019 Registration open from 10am to 9pm Convention open from 10am to Midnight Dealer’s Room Hours: 11am to 7pm Artist Alley Hours: 10am to 7pm Maid and Butler Café: 11am (separate ticket required) Sunday, July 21st, 2019 Registration open from 10am to 3pm Convention open from 10am to 5pm Dealer’s Room Hours: 10am to 4pm Artist Alley Hours: 10am to 4pm Admission 3 Day Badge: $50 2 day Badge: $45 Friday Only: $20 Saturday Only: $25 Sunday Only: $20 www.hama-con.com. Venue/ Attraction: Von Braun Center South Hall. Cost: Varies. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 21, 2019.

To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA

Downtown Huntsville In partnership with the Greater Huntsville Humane Society (GHHS), the "To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA" exhibit, is on display at the Downtown Huntsville Library from June 3-July 27. Visitors will see Snoopy’s trip to the moon in the March 1969 Peanuts strip series and learn about NASA’s Silver Snoopy Award program. Sponsored by the Huntsville Library Foundation and RUAG. To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA is organized and toured by the Charles M. Schulz Museum Santa Rosa, California. © 2019 Peanuts Worldwide LLC. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 21, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

Educational & Lecture Just in time to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain debuts its new and original discovery program for children and adults! Visiting with Children ages 4-12? Come explore Burritt’s Nature Trails, Historic Park, Barnyard Animals, and Dr. Burritt’s Marvelous Mansion. Choose one of 5 cool adventure backpacks, complete with everything you’ll need for an exciting scavenger hunt, designed for fun and surprises. Each backpack comes with a special something that you can take with you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: With Museum Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/backpack-explorers-an-adventure-in-every-bag/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 21, 2019.

Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit

Educational & Lecture This free exhibit is a celebration of 200 years of statehood presented by the Alabama Humanities Foundation in partnership with the Alabama Department of Archives and History and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. The exhibit showcases the decisions and turning points that shaped Alabama history, culture, and geography through artistic interactive displays and teaching resources. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 21, 2019.

A New Moon Rises: Views from the LROC

Museums, Studios & Galleries In celebration of the 50th anniversary of man’s first step on the Moon, see Earth’s only permanent natural satellite like never before. A New Moon Rises is a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian and features amazing, large-scale, high-resolution photographs of the lunar surface taken over the last decade. Captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), the images are stunning: from historic Apollo landing sites to towering mountains rising out of the darkness of the lunar poles. The LROC’s mission was originally conceived to support future human missions to the Moon. After its first 15 months of operation, it began a mission of pure scientific exploration. This exhibition is organized by the National Air and Space Museum and Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. It is circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/a-new-moon-rises-views-from-the-lunar-reconnaissance-orbiter-camera/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 21, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 21, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 21, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 21, 2019.

We the People: Alabama’s Defining Documents exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries In celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial in 2019, the Alabama Department of Archives and History will present a special exhibition of the documents that have defined our government over the last 200 years. After a year-long conservation effort, Alabama’s six constitutions and the 1861 ordinance of secession, which declared Alabama’s separation from the Union on the eve of the Civil War, will be on view to the public, first at the Huntsville Museum of Art and then at the Museum of Alabama at the Department of Archives and History. This exhibition provides a rare look at Alabama’s foundational documents, the men and women who shaped them, and insight into the ongoing efforts to preserve them for future generations. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/we-the-people-alabamas-defining-documents/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 21, 2019.

Rockets On Parade

Social Events & More View the Rockets On Parade at Belk Parkway Place Sunday July 21st 11:00am-7:00pm Enjoy refreshments and entertainment while shopping. All U.S. Military and concert ticket holders redeem your 20%* coupon on Sunday July 21st only *limited exclusions. Venue/ Attraction: Belk - Parkway Place Mall. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 21, 2019, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

Step Back in Time

Educational & Lecture Join us in the Historic Park for a special demonstration of a historic craft or chore. You might be able to try your hand at it. (Topics subject to change without notice; for more information call 256-536-2882). Fill out your afternoon with a FREE guided Historic Park tour every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: Included in Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 21, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Mamma Mia!

Performing Arts & Film Enjoy Huntsville’s premiere local production of the smash hit musical that brings the timeless songs of ABBA to an enchanting tale of love, laughter, friendship, and weddings! It’s the most fun you’ll have this summer! Presented by Huntsville Community Chorus Association. MAMMA MIA! Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com. Venue/ Attraction: Thurber Arts Center. Cost: Adults-$25, Seniors/Active Military-$22, College-$20, K-12-$15. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://thechorus.org/index.php/listen/events/icalrepeat.detail/2019/07/12/53/-/summer-musical-mamma-mia. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1298524110298634/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Sunday, July 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:15 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 21, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA

Downtown Huntsville In partnership with the Greater Huntsville Humane Society (GHHS), the "To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA" exhibit, is on display at the Downtown Huntsville Library from June 3-July 27. Visitors will see Snoopy’s trip to the moon in the March 1969 Peanuts strip series and learn about NASA’s Silver Snoopy Award program. Sponsored by the Huntsville Library Foundation and RUAG. To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA is organized and toured by the Charles M. Schulz Museum Santa Rosa, California. © 2019 Peanuts Worldwide LLC. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 22, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

Educational & Lecture Just in time to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain debuts its new and original discovery program for children and adults! Visiting with Children ages 4-12? Come explore Burritt’s Nature Trails, Historic Park, Barnyard Animals, and Dr. Burritt’s Marvelous Mansion. Choose one of 5 cool adventure backpacks, complete with everything you’ll need for an exciting scavenger hunt, designed for fun and surprises. Each backpack comes with a special something that you can take with you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: With Museum Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/backpack-explorers-an-adventure-in-every-bag/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 22, 2019.

Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit

Educational & Lecture This free exhibit is a celebration of 200 years of statehood presented by the Alabama Humanities Foundation in partnership with the Alabama Department of Archives and History and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. The exhibit showcases the decisions and turning points that shaped Alabama history, culture, and geography through artistic interactive displays and teaching resources. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 22, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 22, 2019.

Rock the Mountain

Music A rock and roll camp for ages 12-adult. Featuring instruction on electric guitar, bass, and drums. Concerts conclude camp with area musicians and campers. Venue/ Attraction: Holmes Street Methodist Church. Cost: $180. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Summer Academy at Topgolf

Kids Our Summer Academy is five days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. This program includes all of the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting and full swing, to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game. Each Academy is designed and taught by our golf professionals from Topgolf Coach in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Summer Academy is staffed with a low student-to-instructor ratio to ensure each Junior Golfer receives in-depth, hands-on attention while he or she develops a winning golf swing. Venue/ Attraction: Topgolf Huntsville. Cost: $199. Event Web Link: http://bit.ly/TGSummerAcademyHSV. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Nature Ranger Camps

Museums, Studios & Galleries Registration deadline is the week before each camp. Burritt camps are back to provide your child with a summer full of learning and laughter! Each of the seven weeks of camp revolves around a different theme. These camps are open to children who have completed grades K-5th and are led by Burritt’s CPR-certified staff.  Our teacher to camper ratio of 1:15 ensures that your child receives individualized attention during these fun-filled days of crafts, games, hiking, nature exploration and more. Camp days run from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Students should bring their own sack lunch, but Burritt will provide a snack each day. You may also choose to register for our extended day options with drop-off available as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick-up as late as 5:30 p.m. The cost for extended day is an additional $5 each day for morning only, an additional $10 each day for afternoon only, or $15 each day for both morning and afternoon. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $155 (members), $165 (non-members). Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/featured-events/#featured. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Jazz Music through the Years

Educational & Lecture Get an extensive overview of the origins and development of jazz genres throughout history! From its origins in ragtime, blues, and gospel to the birth of big band and third stream jazz, take a journey into the history of this special musical genre. Learn about major artists of the genre, what it means to improvise, and even how build your own iTunes playlist! Discover all the aspects of jazz that make it a great original art form. (4 sessions) To register or learn more visit Osher.uah.edu/Summer. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville Wilson Hall. Cost: $59 for course and $25 for 12-month OLLI Membership. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 22, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Concerts by the River

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Concerts by the River is a free concert series that offers a wide variety of musical styles in a family-friendly setting. Sponsored by the City of Decatur Parks and Recreation Department and funded by grants and donations, the concert series begins the first Monday in June with concerts being held each Monday through July. Concerts are held at beautiful Rhodes Ferry Park on the banks of the Tennessee River and take place from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Guests are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Per Decatur City Ordinance, alcohol is not permitted in the park and pets must be leashed according to City laws.  For more information call 256-341-4818. Venue/ Attraction: Rhodes Ferry Park. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 22, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Concerts in the Park

Downtown Huntsville Arts Huntsville and the City of Huntsville Department of Parks & Recreation present the 2019 Concerts in the Park season. Concerts in the Park will be held every Monday evening, June 3th – August 5th, showcasing a mix of musical genres. The Concerts are held from 6:30 – 8:30pm  in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park on the Huntsville of Museum of Art outdoor stage and are FREE to the public. Concertgoers should bring their own seating and leashed pets are welcome. Picnics are welcome at Concerts in the Park, but local food trucks and vendors will be on site. Handicap parking will be available in the Huntsville Museum of Art parking lot and additional parking is available for free in the Monroe St. garage. 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/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Monday, July 22, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA

Downtown Huntsville In partnership with the Greater Huntsville Humane Society (GHHS), the "To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA" exhibit, is on display at the Downtown Huntsville Library from June 3-July 27. Visitors will see Snoopy’s trip to the moon in the March 1969 Peanuts strip series and learn about NASA’s Silver Snoopy Award program. Sponsored by the Huntsville Library Foundation and RUAG. To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA is organized and toured by the Charles M. Schulz Museum Santa Rosa, California. © 2019 Peanuts Worldwide LLC. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

Educational & Lecture Just in time to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain debuts its new and original discovery program for children and adults! Visiting with Children ages 4-12? Come explore Burritt’s Nature Trails, Historic Park, Barnyard Animals, and Dr. Burritt’s Marvelous Mansion. Choose one of 5 cool adventure backpacks, complete with everything you’ll need for an exciting scavenger hunt, designed for fun and surprises. Each backpack comes with a special something that you can take with you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: With Museum Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/backpack-explorers-an-adventure-in-every-bag/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit

Educational & Lecture This free exhibit is a celebration of 200 years of statehood presented by the Alabama Humanities Foundation in partnership with the Alabama Department of Archives and History and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. The exhibit showcases the decisions and turning points that shaped Alabama history, culture, and geography through artistic interactive displays and teaching resources. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

Project Management Masters Certification Course

Educational & Lecture The Project Management Master Certification course will be offered July 23-26, 2019 at the University of Alabama – Huntsville in Huntsville, Alabama. Project management professionals, business and technology professionals, students, and educators are invited to register at the Tangent Points Master Certification program website. July 23-26, 2019 University of Alabama - Huntsville 8:00am - 5:00pm The Project Management Master Certification course is designed for those seeking professional project management certification. It serves as a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of project management. Those seeking additional credentials such as the PMP®/PgMP® PMI-SP® and PMI-RMP® will benefit from this dynamic and interactive work session, while those currently holding credentials will find the certification to be an enhancement as well as the most up to date advanced professional development. Venue/ Attraction: UAHuntsville. Cost: $995.00. Event Web Link: www.tangentpoints.host. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 23, 2019 – Friday, July 26, 2019.

A New Moon Rises: Views from the LROC

Museums, Studios & Galleries In celebration of the 50th anniversary of man’s first step on the Moon, see Earth’s only permanent natural satellite like never before. A New Moon Rises is a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian and features amazing, large-scale, high-resolution photographs of the lunar surface taken over the last decade. Captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), the images are stunning: from historic Apollo landing sites to towering mountains rising out of the darkness of the lunar poles. The LROC’s mission was originally conceived to support future human missions to the Moon. After its first 15 months of operation, it began a mission of pure scientific exploration. This exhibition is organized by the National Air and Space Museum and Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. It is circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/a-new-moon-rises-views-from-the-lunar-reconnaissance-orbiter-camera/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

We the People: Alabama’s Defining Documents exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries In celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial in 2019, the Alabama Department of Archives and History will present a special exhibition of the documents that have defined our government over the last 200 years. After a year-long conservation effort, Alabama’s six constitutions and the 1861 ordinance of secession, which declared Alabama’s separation from the Union on the eve of the Civil War, will be on view to the public, first at the Huntsville Museum of Art and then at the Museum of Alabama at the Department of Archives and History. This exhibition provides a rare look at Alabama’s foundational documents, the men and women who shaped them, and insight into the ongoing efforts to preserve them for future generations. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/we-the-people-alabamas-defining-documents/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

Rock the Mountain

Music A rock and roll camp for ages 12-adult. Featuring instruction on electric guitar, bass, and drums. Concerts conclude camp with area musicians and campers. Venue/ Attraction: Holmes Street Methodist Church. Cost: $180. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Summer Academy at Topgolf

Kids Our Summer Academy is five days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. This program includes all of the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting and full swing, to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game. Each Academy is designed and taught by our golf professionals from Topgolf Coach in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Summer Academy is staffed with a low student-to-instructor ratio to ensure each Junior Golfer receives in-depth, hands-on attention while he or she develops a winning golf swing. Venue/ Attraction: Topgolf Huntsville. Cost: $199. Event Web Link: http://bit.ly/TGSummerAcademyHSV. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Tuesdays on the Trail

Outdoor Activities & Festivals We head outdoors each Tuesday in June and July to discover our area’s unique biodiversity protected by Land Trust preserves. This summer, local experts will lead explorations of topics including archaeology, water ecology, animal tracks, tree identification, and more! Reservations: Reservation is required. Space is limited. Once registered, you will receive a follow up email with further instructions. There are no waitlists for these events. Cost: Programs are FREE but only available for Land Trust members. Not a Land Trust Member? Join today! , Ages: 6+ only (except where otherwise noted). An accompanying adult is required for all programs. , What to Bring: Closed toe shoes are required for all programs. We also recommend long pants, bug spray, sunscreen, and water. Venue/ Attraction: Various Land Trust Trails. Is the event free? Yes. Cost: with Land Trust membership. Event Web Link: https://www.landtrustnal.org/tuesdays-on-the-trail/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Nature Ranger Camps

Museums, Studios & Galleries Registration deadline is the week before each camp. Burritt camps are back to provide your child with a summer full of learning and laughter! Each of the seven weeks of camp revolves around a different theme. These camps are open to children who have completed grades K-5th and are led by Burritt’s CPR-certified staff.  Our teacher to camper ratio of 1:15 ensures that your child receives individualized attention during these fun-filled days of crafts, games, hiking, nature exploration and more. Camp days run from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Students should bring their own sack lunch, but Burritt will provide a snack each day. You may also choose to register for our extended day options with drop-off available as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick-up as late as 5:30 p.m. The cost for extended day is an additional $5 each day for morning only, an additional $10 each day for afternoon only, or $15 each day for both morning and afternoon. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $155 (members), $165 (non-members). Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/featured-events/#featured. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Play Days at Hays

Outdoor Activities & Festivals Tuesdays: 10am-1pm Drop In Thursdays: 9:30-11:30am Reservations Required For reservations or information call 256-564-8077 or email Denise.Taylor@huntsvilleal.gov. Space is limited for reservations. Sessions are FREE and promise to be fun and educational as children, with an adult, explore and learn about the great outdoors. Most sessions are best for children ages 5-12 years, but all are welcome. For all these events, children should wear old comfortable shoes and play clothes that can get a bit dirty. Don’t forget a bottle of water. Your preferred insect repellent, especially on the lower legs, will help fend off unwanted insect bites. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the sessions. Full schedule available at the Facebook link. Venue/ Attraction: Hays Nature Preserve. Is the event free? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2285812964990583/. Facebook Event Web Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2285812964990583/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 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 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tone Up, Tune In Tuesday

Health & Wellness Burritt on the Mountain is excited to present a new weekly exercise program. The sessions will be open to adults free of charge beginning Tuesday May 28, from 5:15-6:00 The comprehensive program will include: *Strength *Stretching *Balance *Flexibility *Qi Gong-8 Ancient Chinese exercises The session will enable you to Tone Up and Tune In to your body to be your best. Great for the person who has been wanting to start an exercise program! The sessions will be taught by a certified Personal Trainer.  Sessions will run May 28th through July 30th. Please meet us in front of the Burritt Mansion Bring a mat if you have one. See you there! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/20793/2019-05-28/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Game Night

Social Events & More Bring your friends and your favorite game enjoy beer and board games at Straight to Ale. Board & Brew will be on site with great games for all ages available to rent (everything from classic family games to niche strategy games). Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Brands (Campus 805). Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2018 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Tuesday Evening Concerts at the Library

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

Constitution Hall Park Speaker's Series

Museums, Studios & Galleries Join us as we welcome guest speakers each Tuesday night at Alabama Constitution Hall Park! This event is FREE so invite all your friends! June 4th- Julian Butler, Huntsville/Madison County Bicentennial Committee Chairman June 11th-John Dersham, "My Alabama: John Dersham Photographs a State" June 18th- Lila Quintero Weaver, "Darkroom- A Memoir in Black and White" June 25th- Sarah Belanger & Kamara Bowling Davis, "North Alabama Beer: An Intoxicating History" July 2nd- Louise "Lou" Lehman Sams "Wild, Wonderful Women: The Bad Girls of Madison County." July 9th- Shalis Worthy, "The Clays: An Early Huntsville Family" July 16th- Ed Semmes, "History of the CSS Alabama" July 23rd- Sonnie W. Hereford IV, "Rocket City Civil Rights July 30th- Richard Bailey, "Neither Carpetbaggers nor Scalawags: Black Officeholders during the Reconstruction of Alabama, 1867-1878". Venue/ Attraction: Constitution Hall Park & Museum. Is the event free? Yes. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.earlyworks.com/bicentennail-events. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Lunar Exploration, the Past Informs the Future

Educational & Lecture HAL5 presents a special panel discussion on “Lunar Exploration, the Past Informs the Future” with mix of panelists representing the old and the new. As a celebration of the Apollo 11 anniversary week, this discussion will center on how we went to the Moon and the many ways that we are going back. This event will be on Tuesday July 23rd at 7pm in the Art Room at Straight to Ale Campus 805. The public is invited to attend. More information is online at hal5.org Panel Members (Current List with More to Come) - Ron Creel - David Hewitt - Logan Kennedy. Venue/ Attraction: Straight to Ale Brands (Campus 805). Is the event free? Yes. Cost: 0. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Wish You Were Funny: Open Mic Comedy

Downtown Huntsville Wish You Were Funny: Open Mic Comedy will take place every Tuesday at Wish You Were Beer @ Campus 805. Sign up to tell some jokes at 7:30pm. The show will last from 8pm - 10pm and feature Huntsville comedians and maybe a few surprise guests. Each person who signs up gets 5 minutes to be funny on stage. Wish You Were Beer has over 40 great craft beers to choose from, as well as ciders, meads, and wines. So come out and have some fun with us! Venue/ Attraction: Wish You Were Beer - Campus 805. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM.

Firefly Night Hike

Kids We will meet in the Boeing-Toyota Amphitheater (First parking lot immediately to your left as you enter the Garden) Bring your flashlight and a sense of adventure and let us guide you through an evening of exploration as you witness the changes in the Garden when night falls. We’ll see fireflies in the meadows, orb weavers spinning their webs, and maybe, if we’re lucky, some nocturnal animals out foraging for dinner. We’ll also stop along the way to roast s’mores! Optional: Bring a clean, dry plastic jar with lid; mayonnaise jars work well, for a special firefly catch and release! Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Cost: Garden Members: $10; Non-Members: $12; Free for children ages 3 and under. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

BrainBlast Trivia at Madison Station!

Social Events & More BrainBlast Trivia is back...at The Station! Join us every Tuesday for all the free, mind-challenging fun! Prizes for the top teams, along with great food, cold beer, and delicious drinks! We'll be spinning the hottest hits, too! Spread the word! Venue/ Attraction: Madison Station Bar & Grill. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA

Downtown Huntsville In partnership with the Greater Huntsville Humane Society (GHHS), the "To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA" exhibit, is on display at the Downtown Huntsville Library from June 3-July 27. Visitors will see Snoopy’s trip to the moon in the March 1969 Peanuts strip series and learn about NASA’s Silver Snoopy Award program. Sponsored by the Huntsville Library Foundation and RUAG. To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA is organized and toured by the Charles M. Schulz Museum Santa Rosa, California. © 2019 Peanuts Worldwide LLC. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville/ Madison County Main Public Library. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

Backpack Explorers – An Adventure in Every Bag!

Educational & Lecture Just in time to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial, Burritt on the Mountain debuts its new and original discovery program for children and adults! Visiting with Children ages 4-12? Come explore Burritt’s Nature Trails, Historic Park, Barnyard Animals, and Dr. Burritt’s Marvelous Mansion. Choose one of 5 cool adventure backpacks, complete with everything you’ll need for an exciting scavenger hunt, designed for fun and surprises. Each backpack comes with a special something that you can take with you! Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: With Museum Admission. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/event/backpack-explorers-an-adventure-in-every-bag/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit

Educational & Lecture This free exhibit is a celebration of 200 years of statehood presented by the Alabama Humanities Foundation in partnership with the Alabama Department of Archives and History and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. The exhibit showcases the decisions and turning points that shaped Alabama history, culture, and geography through artistic interactive displays and teaching resources. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

A New Moon Rises: Views from the LROC

Museums, Studios & Galleries In celebration of the 50th anniversary of man’s first step on the Moon, see Earth’s only permanent natural satellite like never before. A New Moon Rises is a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian and features amazing, large-scale, high-resolution photographs of the lunar surface taken over the last decade. Captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), the images are stunning: from historic Apollo landing sites to towering mountains rising out of the darkness of the lunar poles. The LROC’s mission was originally conceived to support future human missions to the Moon. After its first 15 months of operation, it began a mission of pure scientific exploration. This exhibition is organized by the National Air and Space Museum and Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. It is circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/a-new-moon-rises-views-from-the-lunar-reconnaissance-orbiter-camera/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Museums, Studios & Galleries In this world-premiere exhibition, ‘Apollo: When we Went To The Moon’ chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond. Experience the best of technology and exploration through the eyes of the engineers and in the boots of the astronauts who took us to the moon 50 years ago. Enjoy an Apollo 11 launch experience and explore artifacts and media memorabilia highlighting the turbulent nature of this pivotal era in our history. Venue/ Attraction: US Space and Rocket Center. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://www.rocketcenter.com/calendar/2019-02-16/apollo-when-we-went-moon. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

Celebrating the 1960s

Museums, Studios & Galleries Following World War II, the movement known as Abstract Expressionism came to dominate the art world. Artists of this movement emphasized emotions over objectivity in their works, welcoming accident and chance. None represented the movement more than Jackson Pollock, whose oversized drip paintings became the most celebrated works of his day. But it wasn’t long before a brash group of young artists rebelled against all that Pollock represented. During the 1960s, the new movements of Pop, Minimalism and Photorealism approached artmaking in a cool, calculated and impersonal manner. Pop artists focused upon familiar images like comic strips and supermarket products. Minimalists pared down their works to essential shapes and colors, often painting with invisible brushstrokes. Photorealists based their works exclusively on camera imagery, which they replicated with deadpan precision. These movements reacted against the elitism of most fine art by celebrating the commercial, sensational, and even vulgar sides of e… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/looking-at-the-collection-art-of-the-60s/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from The Associated Press

Museums, Studios & Galleries Parental discretion is advised. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The conflict was intensified by the ongoing Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. More than 3 million people (including over 58,000 Americans) were killed in the Vietnam War, and more than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians. Opposition to the war in the United States bitterly divided Americans, even after President Richard Nixon ordered the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973. Communist forces ended the war by seizing control of South Vietnam in 1975, and the country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the following year. To cover the Vietnam War, The Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the greatest photographic legacies of the 20th century. This collection tells the story of a divisiv… Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/vietnam-the-real-war-photographs-from-the-associated-press/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

We the People: Alabama’s Defining Documents exhibit

Museums, Studios & Galleries In celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial in 2019, the Alabama Department of Archives and History will present a special exhibition of the documents that have defined our government over the last 200 years. After a year-long conservation effort, Alabama’s six constitutions and the 1861 ordinance of secession, which declared Alabama’s separation from the Union on the eve of the Civil War, will be on view to the public, first at the Huntsville Museum of Art and then at the Museum of Alabama at the Department of Archives and History. This exhibition provides a rare look at Alabama’s foundational documents, the men and women who shaped them, and insight into the ongoing efforts to preserve them for future generations. Venue/ Attraction: Huntsville Museum of Art. Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://hsvmuseum.org/we-the-people-alabamas-defining-documents/. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

Rock the Mountain

Music A rock and roll camp for ages 12-adult. Featuring instruction on electric guitar, bass, and drums. Concerts conclude camp with area musicians and campers. Venue/ Attraction: Holmes Street Methodist Church. Cost: $180. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Summer Academy at Topgolf

Kids Our Summer Academy is five days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. This program includes all of the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting and full swing, to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game. Each Academy is designed and taught by our golf professionals from Topgolf Coach in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Summer Academy is staffed with a low student-to-instructor ratio to ensure each Junior Golfer receives in-depth, hands-on attention while he or she develops a winning golf swing. Venue/ Attraction: Topgolf Huntsville. Cost: $199. Event Web Link: http://bit.ly/TGSummerAcademyHSV. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Nature Ranger Camps

Museums, Studios & Galleries Registration deadline is the week before each camp. Burritt camps are back to provide your child with a summer full of learning and laughter! Each of the seven weeks of camp revolves around a different theme. These camps are open to children who have completed grades K-5th and are led by Burritt’s CPR-certified staff.  Our teacher to camper ratio of 1:15 ensures that your child receives individualized attention during these fun-filled days of crafts, games, hiking, nature exploration and more. Camp days run from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Students should bring their own sack lunch, but Burritt will provide a snack each day. You may also choose to register for our extended day options with drop-off available as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick-up as late as 5:30 p.m. The cost for extended day is an additional $5 each day for morning only, an additional $10 each day for afternoon only, or $15 each day for both morning and afternoon. Venue/ Attraction: Burritt on the Mountain. Cost: $155 (members), $165 (non-members). Arts Huntsville Member? Yes. Event Web Link: https://burrittonthemountain.com/featured-events/#featured. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Barre Circuit Fusion

Health & Wellness We will meet on the side where the downtown y is located, under the awning past the y entrance. If you have 1-3 lb weights and a mat bring them. Get ready for a great night of barre and circuit fused! Venue/ Attraction: Big Spring Park. Cost: $10. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

BrainBlast Trivia at Moe's BBQ Downtown!

Social Events & More BrainBlast Trivia is super excited to be a part of the Southern Soul Food Revival, now in Downtown Huntsville! Join us at this beautiful new location for free, family-friendly trivia! Check out the beautiful two story location, featuring custom woodwork throughout, two rooftop terraces with roll up doors and full premium bars! Venue/ Attraction: Moe's Original BBQ Downtown. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Trivia at WYWB

Social Events & More Live Trivia with Trivia Masters! Every Wednesday at Wish You Were Beer @ Campus 805. General trivia weekly and themed trivia once a month. Wish You Were Beer has over 40 great craft beers to choose from, as well as ciders, meads, and wines. So come out and have some fun with us! Venue/ Attraction: Wish You Were Beer - Campus 805. Is the event free? Yes. Copyright: © Our Valley Events 2019 - All Rights Reserved. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.