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09/21/2014 - 09/27/2014

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BLACK WINGS TRAVELING EXHIBIT
  • Recurring daily
  • 09/01/2014 - 09/30/2014
  • Times: 9 AM-5 PM
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville , AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

This Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition chronicles the story of African Americans, who despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation.  It highlights the stories of important figures in aviation from Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to receive her pilot's license, to Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space.

EXHIBIT: GPS ADVENTURES
  • Recurring daily
  • 09/01/2014 - 09/30/2014
  • 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
  • 09/01/2014 - 09/30/2014
  • 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.

RED CLAY SURVEY
  • Recurring daily
  • 09/01/2014 - 09/30/2014
  • Times: Tues.-Sat. 11 AM-4 PM, Thurs. 11 AM-8 PM & Sun. 1-4 PM
  • Address: 300 Church Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 535-4350
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art

This is an exhibition of contemporary southern art.

SCARECROW TRAIL
  • Recurring daily
  • 09/01/2014 - 09/30/2014
  • Times: Mon.-Sat. 9 AM-6 PM, Thurs. 9 AM-dusk & Sun. noon-6 PM
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville, Alabama 35805
  • Phone: 256-830-4447 ex.290
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Botanical Garden

Fall is in the air so that means the Scarecrow Trail is open at the Huntsville Botanical Garden.  The theme this year is Once Upon A Time so you’ll see favorites from nursery rhymes and storybooks.  Traditional, absolutely outrageous, funny, scary, larger than life scarecrows & hay bale art are scattered throughout the Garden. There is also the amazing sorghum maze & hayrides every weekend.

Until the end of October.

THE PURDY BUTTERFLY HOUSE
  • Recurring daily
  • 09/01/2014 - 09/30/2014
  • 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
  • 09/01/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • 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 step onto 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 28, 2014.

WADE WHARTON EXHIBIT
  • Recurring daily
  • 09/01/2014 - 09/30/2014
  • 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.

TATE FARMS COTTON PICKIN' PUMPKINS
  • Recurring daily
  • 09/22/2014 - 09/30/2014
  • Times: Mon.-Fri. 2-6 PM, Sat. 9 AM-6 PM & Closed Sundays
  • Location: Tate Farms
  • Address: 8414-A Moores Mill Road Meridianville, AL 35759
  • Phone: (256) 828-8288
  • Admission: Admission charged

Activities include hay bale & cotton picker slides, horse tire swings & farm animals.  And, of course, you can pick your own pumpkins & gourds.

Take Memorial Parkway North, turn right at the second traffic light past Winchester Road (Meridianville Bottom Road).  Follow the road until it dead ends onto Moores Mill Road, turn left.  Tate Farms is one mile on the right. 

BIERGARTEN
  • 09/25/2014 - 09/25/2014
  • Times: 4:30-7:30 PM
  • Address: 1 Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: No admission charged
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Biergarten

Enjoy the German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine crafted by renowned chef David Oreskovich.

Enjoy the festive atmosphere with imported and domestic beers & delicious wines from the German region.

Admission is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase.

Dog Friendly! Rain or Shine!

FIDOS AFTER 5
  • 09/25/2014 - 09/25/2014
  • Times: 5 PM-dusk
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: 256-4447
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Botanical Garden

Leash up Rover for a tail-waggin good time.

GREENE STREET MARKET AT NATIVITY
  • 09/25/2014 - 09/25/2014
  • Times: 4-7 PM
  • Address: Corner of Greene Street & Eustis Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 682-4429
  • Admission: No admission charged

Provides the buying public with local, fresh & high quality produce.

 

PASS THE TORCH LECTURE SERIES
  • 09/25/2014 - 09/25/2014
  • Times: 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Davidson Center
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: No admission charged
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Dr. Ellen Stofan will give a talk about NASA's research on the evolution of life in our solar system & possibilities of life elsewhere.  Areas of interest include the geology of Earth, Venus, Mars & Titan, Saturn's largest moon.

TASTE OF HOME - FREE EXPO
  • 09/25/2014 - 09/25/2014
  • Times: Noon-6 PM
  • Address: East Hall, 700 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 533-1953
  • Admission: No admission charged
  • Venue: Von Braun Center

TASTE OF HOME COOKING SCHOOL
  • 09/25/2014 - 09/25/2014
  • Times: 6 PM
  • Address: Concert Hall, 700 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 533-1953
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Von Braun Center

THURSDAY NIGHT BIKE NIGHT
  • 09/25/2014 - 09/25/2014
  • Times: 4-7 PM
  • Address: Corner of Greene Street & Eustis Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 682-4429
  • Admission: No admission charged

Downtown Huntsville Inc. is excited to announce Thursday Night Bikes. Borrow a bike & take a spin around downtown, Twickenham, Old Town or Five Points. Registration is required to borrow a bike from the station at the Greene Street Market.

BLACK JACKET SYMPHONY PRESENTS MICHAEL JACKSON'S "THRILLER"
  • 09/26/2014 - 09/26/2014
  • Times: 8 PM
  • Location: Von Braun Center Concert Hall
  • Address: 700 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 533-1953
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Von Braun Center

CONCERT: JAKE OWENS
  • 09/26/2014 - 09/26/2014
  • Times: 7 PM
  • Address: Arena, 700 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 533-1953
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Von Braun Center Propst Arena

CONCERTS ON THE DOCK: DEON SUE
  • 09/26/2014 - 09/26/2014
  • Times: 6-9 PM
  • Address: 2211 Seminole Drive Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 533-0399
  • Admission: No admission charged
  • Venue: Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment

It is a family and pet friendly event so bring your dog leashes, lawn chairs, dancing shoes and hula hoops.

There is a $2 suggested parking donation at the gate, and any other donations are graciously accepted!

 

FREE FRIDAY NIGHT BLOCK PARTY
  • 09/26/2014 - 09/26/2014
  • Times: 7-10 PM
  • Location: Northside Courthouse Square
  • Phone: (256) 886-8022
  • Admission: No admission charged

This free block party will include live DJ's, themed lighting, outdoor football viewing & street games galore.

FRIDAY NIGHT ARTIST MARKET
  • 09/26/2014 - 09/26/2014
  • Times: 5-8 PM
  • Location: Flying Monkey Theater, Second Floor
  • Address: 2211 Seminole Drive Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 489-7000
  • Admission: No admission charged
  • Venue: Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment

Featuring open artist studios & independent shops, hallway demonstrations & performance, relaxed open houses & a strong sense of community & connectedness.

OPERA: MADAMA BUTTERFLY
  • 09/26/2014 - 09/26/2014
  • Times: 7:30 PM
  • Address: Playhouse, 700 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 883-1105
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Von Braun Center

5K COLOR RUN
  • 09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Times: 9:30 AM
  • Address: Downtown Huntsville Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Admission: Admission to register for the run

The route begins at the Von Braun Center, winding through downtown before finishing up on Clinton Avenue.  The main feature of the run is the participants are doused with colorful powder as they make their way through the course.

BIG SPRING CRUSH, A DOWNTOWN WINE FESTIVAL
  • 09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Times: 4-9 PM
  • Address: Big Spring Park, East Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 830-0966
  • Admission: Admission charged

Featuring 130 wine labels, live entertainment, local restaurants, food trucks & more.

BREAKFAST TROLLEY TOUR
  • 09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • 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.

DOWNTOWN DISH: HUNTSVILLE FOOD TOUR
  • 09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Times: 11 AM-2 PM
  • Location: Various restaurants downtown
  • Address: Begins near Holmes Avenue & Greene Street exact location provided with ticket purchase Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (800) 656-0713
  • Admission: Admission charged

This guided walking tour winds through Huntsville's historic downtown streets & parks, visiting six unique food tasting locations.

Reservations required.

GLORY - OUR STAR-SPANGLED BANNER
  • 09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Times: 7:30 PM
  • Location: James Clemens High School
  • Address: 11306 County Line Road Madison, AL 35857
  • Phone: (256) 533-6606
  • Location: Bob Jones High School
  • Admission: Admission charged

This patriotic presentation highlights our national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," which celebrates its bicentennial this year.  We will recount the story of Francis Scott Key's composition, along with several other noteworthy bits of Americana, as we celebrate "Old Glory" our beloved symbol of national freedom, along with guests the Army Materiel Command Band & 1st Patriot Support.

HAUNTED TROLLEY TOUR
  • 09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • 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 GHOST WALK
  • 09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • 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.

HUNTSVILLE QUARTER MIDGET ASSOCIATION RACE
  • 09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Times: 9 AM-8 PM
  • Address: 4275 East Schrimsher Lane SW Huntsville, AL 35807
  • Phone: (256) 656-7619
  • Admission: No admission charged

Come watch kids racing quarter midget cars, ages 5-16. Free admission. We have a concession stand for food, candy and drinks.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF NORTH ALABAMA
  • 09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Times: 9:30 AM-5 PM
  • Address: UAHuntsville Fitness Center, 500 John Wright Drive Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 824-6432
  • Location: UAHuntsville Fitness Center
  • Admission: No admission charged

This family friendly event includes sampling of international comfort foods for sale, international music & dancing, free hands-on children's activities, handicrafts, native apparel & much more.

MADISON CITY FARMERS MARKET
  • 09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • 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.

MERCURY RISING CHILI FESTIVAL
  • 09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Times: 10 AM-4 PM
  • Address: Big Spring Park, Downtown Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Location: Big Spring Park
  • Admission: Admission charged

A full-blown festival with a craft-beer tent, kid zone & live music from local artists.

Buy your tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com/event/781777.

MUFFINS & MONARCHS
  • 09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Times: 10 & 11 AM
  • Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 830-4447
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Huntsville Botanical Garden

Adults & children get a close look at how butterflies make their long journey to the mountains of Mexico.  Enjoy a continental breakfast & learn about the life cycle from hatching to emergence.  Participants visit the Butterfly House & release a butterfly.

MUSIC AT MCGUCKEN
  • 09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Times: 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Location: McGucken Park
  • Address: 13020 Bailey Cove Road Huntsville, Al 35803
  • Phone: (245) 503-9385 or 256-684-0637
  • Admission: Admission Charged

The Huntsville National League at McGucken Park is proud to announce their inaugural Outdoor Concert Event – “Music at McGucken”. This event is intended for all ages.  Music at McGucken will feature 3 live performances from local artists Ocean Drift, Cristina Lynn and Jed-Eye. 

Concessions to include Pizza, Hot-Dogs, Nachos, Candy, Drinks & Kona Ice will be available for purchase. Outside food and drinks will also be allowed but are subject to search.  Alcohol and illegal substances are strictly prohibited as there will be uniformed Officers on-site providing security for this event.


All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the sports programs that are hosted within the park so please come out and enjoy an evening of family fun and music with your friends and community.

PLANETARIUM SHOW: SATURDAY NIGHT PUBLIC PROGRAMS
  • 09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Times: Doors open at 7 PM, program at 7:30 PM
  • Address: Planetarium, beside the Country Grocery Store & Camp Ground Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 539-0316
  • Admission: Admission charged

Our Von Baun Astronomical Society members & guest speakers present a variety of astronomy related programs in our Planetarium.

Weather permitting, you'll enjoy viewing the night sky through our telescopes.

SCI-QUEST, HANDS-ON SCIENCE CENTER: SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM DAY
  • 09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Times: 9 AM-6 PM
  • Location: Sci-Quest
  • Address: 1435 Paramount Drive Huntsville, AL 35806
  • Phone: (256) 837-0606
  • Admission: No admission charged with Smithsonian Day Ticket from the website
  • Venue: Sci-Quest Science Center

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission everyday, Sci-Quest is participating in this annual Museum Day.

Go to www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday to print your free ticket.

SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE
  • 09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Times: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Von Braun Center Playhouse
  • Address: 700 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 35801
  • Phone: (256) 533-1953
  • Admission: Admission charged
  • Venue: Von Braun Center

US SPACE & ROCKET CENTER: SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM DAY
  • 09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Times: 9 AM-5 PM
  • Location: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Address: One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805
  • Phone: (256) 837-3400
  • Admission: No admission charged with Smithsonian Day Ticket from the website
  • Venue: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission everyday, the US Space & Rocket Center is participating in this annual Museum Day.

Go to www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday to print your free ticket.

VILLAGE OF PROVIDENCE MUSIC IN THE PARK
  • 09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Times: 6 PM
  • Address: Village of Providence Park, off of highway 72 & 7 Town Center Drive Huntsville, AL 35806
  • Phone: (256) 704-3354
  • Admission: No admission charged

Bring blankets & chairs.  Some of the dining establishments will provide delivery service & other specials.

Call for musical line-up.


 

 

 

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