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07/27/2014 - 08/02/2014

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A CELEBRATION OF HOLLYWOOD & BROADWAY
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 11 AM-4 PM, Thurs. 11 AM-8 PM & Sun. 1-4 PM (closed Mon.)
  • Address: 300 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-4350
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

This exhibition presents over 50 of Al Hirschfeld's instantly recognizable works from stage & screen.

ALICE'S GARDEN OF WONDERS
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: Mon.-Sat. 9 AM-6 PM, Thurs. 9 AM-8 PM & Sun. noon-6 PM
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Botanical Garden

Take a tumble down the Rabbit Hole & explore Alice's Garden of Wonders.  Play the Queen of Hearts' Chess & visit her castle, locate the Chesire Cat, play croquet & enjoy all of the wonders of Wonderland.  Get caught up in the excitement of the never-ending tea party & pose in the picture-perfect photo ops.

BARE: A ROCK OPERA
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2014 - 08/03/2014
  • Times: Fri.-Sat. 7:30 PM & Sun. 2:30 PM
  • Address: 1214 Meridian Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 226-4571
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Renaissance Theatre

A group of high school seniors at a Catholic boarding school face issues of sexuality & personal identity.  As they struggle to come to terms with who they are & who the world thinks they should be, they seek answers from their Church, their friends & ultimately, from within themselves. Its rich, vibrant score draws on many styles of contemporary music.

Mature references. Please no children under 17.

CONTEMPORARY WORKS ON PAPER
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2014 - 08/10/2014
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 11 AM-4 PM, Thurs. 11 AM-8 PM & Sun. 1-4 PM (closed Mon.)
  • Address: 300 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-4350
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

To complement the Janet Fish retrospective, this exhibition features a selection of prints & drawings by major American artists who are Fish's generational peers.

EXHIBIT: GPS ADVENTURES
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: 9 AM- 5 PM
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: 256-83702400
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Get ready for an a-MAZE-ing summer at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.  Navigate a 2,500 square foot indoor maze & hunt for geocache treasures across the USSRC while learning the history & uses of Global Positioning System Technology.

The exhibit runs until November 2, 2014.

HARMONY PARK ANIMAL PRESERVE
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: 10 AM-Sundown
  • Address: 431 Cloud's Cove Road Huntsville, AL 35803
  • Phone: (877) 726-4625
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Harmony Park Safari

Enjoy drive-through observation & feeding of free ranging rare & endangered animals. Your self-guided tour also includes reptiles & amphibians from around the world, as well as various species of fowl.

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR
  • 08/01/2014 - 08/01/2014
  • Times: 10 AM
  • Address: 109 Gates Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-6564
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Alabama Constitution Village

Enjoy this 60 minute walking tour.

HUNTSVILLE STARS VS JACKSONVILLE SUNS
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2014 - 08/04/2014
  • Times: Fri.-Sat. 6:30 PM, Sun. 4 PM & Mon. 11 AM
  • Address: 3125 Leeman Ferry Road Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 882-2562
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Joe Davis Stadium

MAJESTIC MINERALS-NATURE'S BUILDING BLOCKS
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: Sun. noon-4 PM, closed Mon., Tues.-Sat. 10 AM-4 PM
  • Address: 3101 Burritt Drive Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 536-2882
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Burritt on the Mountain

This exhibit explores rocks & minerals, how they formed, where they might be found in Alabama & include a large sampling of these beautiful wonders of nature.

The exhibit takes place through September 1, 2014.

RICK & BUBBA 20 YEAR TOUR

THE PURDY BUTTERFLY HOUSE
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: Mon.-Sat. 9 AM-6 PM, Thurs. 9 AM-8 PM & Sun. Noon-6 PM
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Botanical Garden

Be entertained by our turtles, stunning floral displays, twelve native species of colorful butterflies & the other plants & animals that call the Purdy Butterfly House home.

 

TREASURE HUNT AT GOLD MOUNTAIN
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 10 AM-4 PM, Sun. Noon-4 PM closed Mon.
  • Address: 3101 Burritt Drive Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 536-2882
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Burritt on the Mountain

Treasure Hunt at Gold MountainOnce again history comes alive as visitors to Gold Mountain follow a quest for gold just like our ancestors did in 1829.  Our guests will arrive in the stagecoach, shop in the General Store for provisions, build a cabin out of child size faux logs, prepare faux food the old fashioned way & pan for gold in the sluice.  This life size, hands-on experience will provide hours of fun while presenting the rough & tumble life of a prospector while collecting "gold nuggets" along the way.  Visitors won't want to forget to weigh their gold & stake their claim. 

 For children 3-11 years old.  Runs until September 2, 2014.

WADE WHARTON EXHIBIT
  • Recurring daily
  • 08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: Mon.-Sat. 9 AM-6 PM, Thurs. 9 AM-8 PM & Sun. noon-6 PM
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: 256-4447
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Botanical Garden

The Garden will display the whimsical metal art made from "found" metal pieces such as shovels, rototiller blades, springs & tools.  He welds them into objects such as cats, dogs, flowers, time machines, Jack & the Beanstalk & more.  Over 30 pieces of his artwork will be on exhibit.

BREAKFAST TROLLEY TOUR
  • 08/02/2014 - 08/02/2014
  • Times: 10 AM
  • Address: 109 Gates Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-6564
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Alabama Constitution Village

Tours of downtown Huntsville & the Twickenham historic district will include a light breakfast & coffee served aboard a 1920s inspired trolley.  The tours are narrated by historic interpreters with stories about people & places from the past.

GEOCACHING 101 TUTORIAL
  • 08/02/2014 - 08/02/2014
  • Times: 1 PM
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: Admission included with general admission
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Search for caches throughout the campus while learning about the history & application of Global Positioning System technology within the featured exhibit, GPS Adventures. 

HAUNTED TROLLEY TOUR
  • 08/02/2014 - 08/02/2014
  • Times: 6 PM
  • Address: 124 South Side Square Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 509-3940
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Harrison Brothers Hardware

Hear stories about the Black Widow of Hazel Green's second husband, the ghosts at the Georgia Graveyard, the spirits at the old Councill High School & more.

Tickets should be picked up in advance at Harrison Brothers Hardware Store.  No credit or debit cards, please.

HUNTSVILLE DRAGWAY: B.A.P.S. SERIES
  • 08/02/2014 - 08/02/2014
  • Times: Call for times
  • Address: 502 Quarter Mountain Road Harvest, AL 35749
  • Phone: (256) 852-4505
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Dragway

HUNTSVILLE GHOST WALK
  • 08/02/2014 - 08/02/2014
  • Times: 6 PM
  • Address: 124 South Side Square, Downtown Huntsville Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 509-3940
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Harrison Brothers Hardware

Who is the angry ghost in the courthouse? What is the story behind the haunting tune phantom children sing while playing on Walker Street? Learn the answers to these questions & many more.

MADISON CITY FARMERS MARKET
  • 08/02/2014 - 08/02/2014
  • Times: 8 AM-Noon
  • Address: 1088 Hughes Road Madison, AL 35758
  • Phone: (256) 656-7841
  • Location: Trinity Baptist Church
  • Admission: No admission charged

Come early for the best selection of local produce, eggs, meats, home-baked goods, fresh herbs, honey & goat cheese.  Come see creations from local artisans including hand-made cards, soaps, lotions & other items.

SPOOKS & SPOKES BICYCLE TOUR
  • 08/02/2014 - 08/02/2014
  • Times: 6 PM
  • Address: 124 South Side Square Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 509-3940
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Harrison Brothers Hardware

Who is the angry ghost in the courthouse?  What is the story behind the haunting tune phantom children sing while playing on Walker Street?

Learn the answers to these questions & many more.

THE SPLENDID SHINDIG
  • 08/02/2014 - 08/02/2014
  • Times: Noon-9 PM
  • Address: East Lawn, 2211 Seminole Drive Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 533-0399
  • Admission: No admission charged
  • Venue: Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment

Spend the day in the sun drinking sweet tea & sampling a smorgasbord of what Huntsville's local businesses have to offer.  Enjoy three legged races & more family geared frolics.  Plus watermelon only a nickel a slice.

TWICKENHAM DOLL CLUB SHOW AND SALE
  • 08/02/2014 - 08/02/2014
  • Times: 10 AM-4 PM
  • Address: 2180 Airport Road Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 479-3251
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Jaycee Community Building

Both antique & modern dolls will be on display & for sale.


 

 

 

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