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Toss ‘Um Tuesdays

April 25 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  Daisy themed Corn Hole Game complete with lights and a score pole will be set-up on the Lake Lonnie Meadow within earshot of the evenings awesome musical guests! Bring a picnic or a Grab and Go Box from The Table and enjoy a relaxing evening in the Cedar Glade. Free with museum admission or membership.

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Spring Showers at the Purdy Butterfly House

April 26
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Daily until April 30, 2017

This exhibit will most likely change the way we feel about those gloomy rainy days. Come experience the Purdy Butterfly House in a brand new way! Hundreds of vibrant umbrellas will float above the greenery, trails and turtles of the Purdy Butterfly House at Huntsville Botanical Garden. The installation uses colorful umbrellas to provide an amazing sight that evokes a careful, child-like energy. You’ll leave wanting to dance in puddles while “singing in the rain!” Don’t forget your rain boots!…

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Exploring the Garden’s Treasures

April 26
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until April 30, 2017

Pick up an activity sheet in the new Guest Center atrium and venture out to explore a different garden each weekend during the month of April. Follow the map to the Exploring the Garden’s Treasures sign, read, explore and answer the question or questions on the activity sheet. Winners will be drawn on the Monday following each weekend to receive weekly prizes. Contest begins again the next weekend. At the end of April, all entries will be entered into a…

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Neighborhood Earth

April 26 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until June 1, 2017

Neighborhood Earth transports visitors to the surface of our closest planetary neighbors with cutting-edge cinematic techniques and projection technologies. Using hands-on advanced technology, guests assemble rockets with 3D-printed parts, simulate the Orion Capsule’s reentry to Earth, discover the weight differences on other planets, and learn from interactive holograms. Neighborhood Earth, produced in conjunction with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Flying Fish Exhibits, incorporates artifacts from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center vaults to tell the stories behind mankind’s…

HMCPL Huntsville Library

Bailey Cove’s Book Buddies Storytime

April 26 @ 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
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Weekly on the same day until May 10, 2017

Book Buddies is a fun, interactive story time for ages three to five years. This story time includes longer books, games, music and a craft.

HMCPL Huntsville Library

Madison’s Toddler Storytime

April 26 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 18, 2017

The Madison Public Library hosts nine storytimes a week! Toddler Storytime takes place on Tues. Wed. Thurs. at 9:30 AM.

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Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain

April 26 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 6 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 3, 2017

Stake your claim on all the fun! Hunt for treasure at this exciting, interactive adventure that comes to life on March 11. Experience the Alabama Gold Rush of 1829 as you “arrive” on the stagecoach, shop in the General Store for provisions, build a cabin out of child-size faux logs, pan for gold in the sluice, get hands-on experience with  daily chores, and much, much more. Clues are given along the way so you can find “gold nuggets” along with…

HMCPL Huntsville Library

Monrovia Storytime

April 26 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 11, 2017

Preschoolers from birth to five years old enjoy games, songs, stories, crafts and more for our interactive story time. Themes for January include penguins, polar bears, mice, clothing and owls. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or email her at mfarley@hmcpl.org

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Madison’s Preschool Storytime

April 26 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 19, 2017

The Madison Library hosts nine storytimes a week! Preschool Storytime is Tues. Wed. Thurs. at 10:30 AM.

HMCPL Huntsville Library

Bailey Cove’s Mother Goose Storytime

April 26 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Weekly on the same day until May 10, 2017

Join us for a fun interactive story time for one to three year olds. This story time features shorter books and stories, nursery rhymes, lots of music and a simple craft.

HMCPL Huntsville Library

Rockin’ Storytime

April 26 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Weekly on the same day until May 10, 2017

A rad, rockin' storytime with Miss Melissa! Books, rhymes, songs, crafts, and more! All ages welcome.

HMCPL Huntsville Library

Storytime in Gurley

April 26 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Weekly on the same day until May 10, 2017

Join Ms. Tina every Wednesday morning for a fun filled time of stories, music, & crafts.

Fifteen food trucks and three bands kicked off the inaugural "Street Food Season" at A.M. Booth's Lumberyard Friday, providing an entertaining evening for more than 2,000 attendees. (Sarah Cole/scole@al.com)

Park It Like It’s Hot @ Lowe Mill A&E

April 26 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Weekly on the same day until May 3, 2017

We are excited to offer you a different take on you ordinary lunch break. The Huntsville Street Food Alliance fleet will Park It Like It’s Hot underneath the Lowe Mill A&E water tower. Grab your friends for a bite from one or all the trucks. Enjoy your lunch outdoors on our Dock or picnic style on the Water Tower Lawn, then head inside to browse and shop our artists and makers. Park It Like It’s Hot will take place every Wednesday at…

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Pop Tab Party benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

April 26 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA) is so excited to hang out with our supporters at the first-ever Pop Tab Party on Wednesday, April 26! We will be at the Beltline McDonald's (2225 Danville Road SW) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone who has been collecting pop tabs is welcome to drop them off, including schools in the Pop Tab Pandemonium contest. If your school is participating in the contest, you must RSVP by calling 205-638-7260. Supporters will enjoy giveaways…

Matrix Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gym

April 26 @ 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s) with no end date

Whiz Kids Open Gyms are a great way for children under age 6 to get extra time in our facilities for some FUN!   All Open Gym participants must have an electronic waiver on file if you wish to attend.  It is encouraged to fill out the waiver prior to arriving to The Matrix, since the desk line can get long when Open Gyms start. Cost:  $3 if you are enrolled in classes and $5 if you aren't!  We also have…

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Spring Showers at the Purdy Butterfly House

April 27
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until April 30, 2017

This exhibit will most likely change the way we feel about those gloomy rainy days. Come experience the Purdy Butterfly House in a brand new way! Hundreds of vibrant umbrellas will float above the greenery, trails and turtles of the Purdy Butterfly House at Huntsville Botanical Garden. The installation uses colorful umbrellas to provide an amazing sight that evokes a careful, child-like energy. You’ll leave wanting to dance in puddles while “singing in the rain!” Don’t forget your rain boots!…

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Exploring the Garden’s Treasures

April 27
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until April 30, 2017

Pick up an activity sheet in the new Guest Center atrium and venture out to explore a different garden each weekend during the month of April. Follow the map to the Exploring the Garden’s Treasures sign, read, explore and answer the question or questions on the activity sheet. Winners will be drawn on the Monday following each weekend to receive weekly prizes. Contest begins again the next weekend. At the end of April, all entries will be entered into a…

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Neighborhood Earth

April 27 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until June 1, 2017

Neighborhood Earth transports visitors to the surface of our closest planetary neighbors with cutting-edge cinematic techniques and projection technologies. Using hands-on advanced technology, guests assemble rockets with 3D-printed parts, simulate the Orion Capsule’s reentry to Earth, discover the weight differences on other planets, and learn from interactive holograms. Neighborhood Earth, produced in conjunction with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Flying Fish Exhibits, incorporates artifacts from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center vaults to tell the stories behind mankind’s…

HMCPL Huntsville Library

Bailey Cove’s Mother Goose Storytime

April 27 @ 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 11, 2017

Join us for a fun interactive story time for one to three year olds. This story time features shorter books and stories, nursery rhymes, lots of music and a simple craft.

HMCPL Huntsville Library

Madison’s Toddler Storytime

April 27 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 18, 2017

The Madison Public Library hosts nine storytimes a week! Toddler Storytime takes place on Tues. Wed. Thurs. at 9:30 AM.

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Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain

April 27 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 6 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 3, 2017

Stake your claim on all the fun! Hunt for treasure at this exciting, interactive adventure that comes to life on March 11. Experience the Alabama Gold Rush of 1829 as you “arrive” on the stagecoach, shop in the General Store for provisions, build a cabin out of child-size faux logs, pan for gold in the sluice, get hands-on experience with  daily chores, and much, much more. Clues are given along the way so you can find “gold nuggets” along with…

HMCPL Huntsville Library

Monrovia Storytime

April 27 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 11, 2017

Preschoolers from birth to five years old enjoy games, songs, stories, crafts and more for our interactive story time. Themes for January include penguins, polar bears, mice, clothing and owls. For more information contact Mandee Farley at 256-489-3392 or email her at mfarley@hmcpl.org

HMCPL Huntsville Library

Madison’s Preschool Storytime

April 27 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 19, 2017

The Madison Library hosts nine storytimes a week! Preschool Storytime is Tues. Wed. Thurs. at 10:30 AM.

HMCPL Huntsville Library

Bailey Cove’s Book Buddies Storytime

April 27 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 11, 2017

Book Buddies is a fun, interactive story time for ages three to five years. This story time includes longer books, games, music and a craft.

HMCPL Huntsville Library

Tremendous Toddlers Storytime

April 27 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 11, 2017

A fun, engaging storytime for toddlers! Enjoy books, songs, felt board rhymes, and a craft. Best for ages 2-up.

HMCPL Huntsville Library

Preschool Story Hour in Triana

April 27 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Weekly on the same day until May 11, 2017

Storytime for children ages 3-5

Matrix Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gym

April 27 @ 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s) with no end date

Whiz Kids Open Gyms are a great way for children under age 6 to get extra time in our facilities for some FUN!   All Open Gym participants must have an electronic waiver on file if you wish to attend.  It is encouraged to fill out the waiver prior to arriving to The Matrix, since the desk line can get long when Open Gyms start. Cost:  $3 if you are enrolled in classes and $5 if you aren't!  We also have…

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Biergarten at the US Space & Rocket Center

April 27 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 26, 2017

This family- and dog-friendly event returns to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! 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. 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…

Huntsville Hospital Womens Services

Breastfeeding Support Group

April 27 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Every Monday and Thursday

You're invited! Breastfeeding support impacts breastfeeding success. If you're an expectant or new mom dedicated to breastfeeding, join us for our weekly support group meetings. Ongoing support from Certified Lactation Consultants Answers to questions and solutions to common problems Weight checks with infant scales Celebrate with other new moms who are also meeting their goals For more information, call (256) 508-9009 or (256) 457-0403. The group meets in the Madison Hospital Wellness Center classroom.

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Special Education Advocacy Workshop

April 27 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Rocket City SEAS - Special Education Advocacy and Support is excited to partner with The Dream Team of special education advocates including: Dr. Deborah Horton Jordan Amber Wilson, M.Ed Aletha Howie, M.Ed Who will provide Special Education Training in Procedural Safeguards, Parents Rights, and Basic IEP's. Workshop Goals Include: Understand your basic rights under special education law. Understand basic special education procedures. Recognize RED FLAGS and when to call for HELP.  This workshop is for Parents who are navigating special education for their children and need support and…

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Sounds of Columbia Ensemble Concert

April 27 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Columbia High School Band presents an evening of instrumental music featuring several ensembles as well as some solo performances for the students. This is a benefit concert to help raise funds for new uniforms as well as funds for our performance in Washington, DC for the Parade of Heroes during Veteran's Day Weekend this November. Admission is free, however donations are appreciated.

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Spring Showers at the Purdy Butterfly House

April 28
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until April 30, 2017

This exhibit will most likely change the way we feel about those gloomy rainy days. Come experience the Purdy Butterfly House in a brand new way! Hundreds of vibrant umbrellas will float above the greenery, trails and turtles of the Purdy Butterfly House at Huntsville Botanical Garden. The installation uses colorful umbrellas to provide an amazing sight that evokes a careful, child-like energy. You’ll leave wanting to dance in puddles while “singing in the rain!” Don’t forget your rain boots!…

Garden-Treasures-Logo

Exploring the Garden’s Treasures

April 28
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until April 30, 2017

Pick up an activity sheet in the new Guest Center atrium and venture out to explore a different garden each weekend during the month of April. Follow the map to the Exploring the Garden’s Treasures sign, read, explore and answer the question or questions on the activity sheet. Winners will be drawn on the Monday following each weekend to receive weekly prizes. Contest begins again the next weekend. At the end of April, all entries will be entered into a…

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Neighborhood Earth

April 28 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until June 1, 2017

Neighborhood Earth transports visitors to the surface of our closest planetary neighbors with cutting-edge cinematic techniques and projection technologies. Using hands-on advanced technology, guests assemble rockets with 3D-printed parts, simulate the Orion Capsule’s reentry to Earth, discover the weight differences on other planets, and learn from interactive holograms. Neighborhood Earth, produced in conjunction with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Flying Fish Exhibits, incorporates artifacts from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center vaults to tell the stories behind mankind’s…

Matrix Whiz Kids Open Gym

Whiz Kids Open Gym

April 28 @ 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Monday and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s) with no end date

Whiz Kids Open Gyms are a great way for children under age 6 to get extra time in our facilities for some FUN!   All Open Gym participants must have an electronic waiver on file if you wish to attend.  It is encouraged to fill out the waiver prior to arriving to The Matrix, since the desk line can get long when Open Gyms start. Cost:  $3 if you are enrolled in classes and $5 if you aren't!  We also have…

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Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain

April 28 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 6 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 3, 2017

Stake your claim on all the fun! Hunt for treasure at this exciting, interactive adventure that comes to life on March 11. Experience the Alabama Gold Rush of 1829 as you “arrive” on the stagecoach, shop in the General Store for provisions, build a cabin out of child-size faux logs, pan for gold in the sluice, get hands-on experience with  daily chores, and much, much more. Clues are given along the way so you can find “gold nuggets” along with…

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Columbia Cottage – Spring Fling

April 28 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The community is invited to join us for an afternoon of family and! There will be refreshments, games, music, and Decatur Morgan Hospital’s mobile unit. We look forward to seeing everyone as we celebrate the new season!

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Panoply Arts Festival

April 28 @ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Daily until April 30, 2017

Each spring in the heart of the Rocket City the arts are in full bloom at the Panoply Arts Festival. The Festival celebrates music, dance, theatre, and the visual arts, making Panoply (as defined by Mr. Webster) a “magnificent, impressive array”! Three days of musical and visual arts, children’s activities, and performances – an experience that should be on every family’s Must List! Bring your favorite outdoor seating! April 28 5PM–9PM; April 29 10AM–9PM; April 30 12PM–7PM Tickets are $10/day and children 12…

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Concerts on the Dock at Lowe Mill

April 28 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Weekly on the same day until June 9, 2017

Concerts on the Dock has grown from a small gathering of music lovers to an institution in the Huntsville music scene since the first note was struck in 2008. This free, family friendly series is all about creating a laid back atmosphere for friends of Lowe Mill to enjoy original content and interesting new acts, Friday nights during the Spring and Fall. Bring chairs, picnics, friends and pets on a leash and join us under the water tower! Check out…

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Parent’s Night Out at The Little Gym

April 28 @ 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day

Parents' Night Out this Friday! Kids 3-10 years old can join us (and parents can get the night off!) from 6:30pm-10:00pm for Gym time, pizza, a craft and the movie Inside Out! Call the Gym at 256-883-9484 to reserve a spot or book online now: http://bit.ly/signupPSN

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Pinocchio

April 28 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Once on April 28, 2017

From the moment the wooden puppet Pinocchio comes to life until he becomes a real boy for rescuing his father from the great fish, the excitement never ends. Join the Blue Fairy and his friends as they lead the audience through the tale of the boy whose “nose” grew. Directed by Kevin O’Brien & Sarah Brown Tickets: $15 Three ways to purchase: Online: fantasyplayhouse.com In Person: 3312 Long Ave, Huntsville Mon-Fri 9am-5pm By Phone: 256-539-6829 Performances: Friday April 21st at…

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Spring Showers at the Purdy Butterfly House

April 29
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until April 30, 2017

This exhibit will most likely change the way we feel about those gloomy rainy days. Come experience the Purdy Butterfly House in a brand new way! Hundreds of vibrant umbrellas will float above the greenery, trails and turtles of the Purdy Butterfly House at Huntsville Botanical Garden. The installation uses colorful umbrellas to provide an amazing sight that evokes a careful, child-like energy. You’ll leave wanting to dance in puddles while “singing in the rain!” Don’t forget your rain boots!…

Garden-Treasures-Logo

Exploring the Garden’s Treasures

April 29
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until April 30, 2017

Pick up an activity sheet in the new Guest Center atrium and venture out to explore a different garden each weekend during the month of April. Follow the map to the Exploring the Garden’s Treasures sign, read, explore and answer the question or questions on the activity sheet. Winners will be drawn on the Monday following each weekend to receive weekly prizes. Contest begins again the next weekend. At the end of April, all entries will be entered into a…

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NASA Space Apps Challenge

April 29 - April 30

Space Apps is an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world. Coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, and everyone enthusiastic about space come together to address challenges we face on Earth and in space! Now, we invite you to be a part of this exciting, collaborative scientific exploration, as we unleash NASA’s data to problem solvers across the globe. Join us on April 29-30 for the 2017 International Space Apps Challenge, with challenges to…

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Pop-Up Caravan @ Lowe Mill A&E

April 29 @ 12:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us for a carefully curated market featuring makers, artisans, and local vendors. This unique shopping event is free and brought to you by the The Department of Agra Culture.

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Used Book Sale

April 29 @ 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Buy used books of all genres and for all age groups. All books are $5 or less or fill a bag for only $15! All proceeds go to the Sparkman High School Literary Magazine, Silhouette.

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Whiz Kids Open Gym

April 29 @ 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day

Whiz Kids Open Gyms are a great way for children under age 6 to get extra time in our facilities for some FUN!   All Open Gym participants must have an electronic waiver on file if you wish to attend.  It is encouraged to fill out the waiver prior to arriving to The Matrix, since the desk line can get long when Open Gyms start. Cost:  $3 if you are enrolled in classes and $5 if you aren't!  We also have…

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Neighborhood Earth

April 29 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until June 1, 2017

Neighborhood Earth transports visitors to the surface of our closest planetary neighbors with cutting-edge cinematic techniques and projection technologies. Using hands-on advanced technology, guests assemble rockets with 3D-printed parts, simulate the Orion Capsule’s reentry to Earth, discover the weight differences on other planets, and learn from interactive holograms. Neighborhood Earth, produced in conjunction with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Flying Fish Exhibits, incorporates artifacts from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center vaults to tell the stories behind mankind’s…

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Back When Day

April 29 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

During “Back When Day,” held annually on the last Saturday in April, visitors can interact with volunteers quilting, grinding cornmeal, blacksmithing, teaching school the way it used to be, playing checkers in the country store, and telling stories about “things back when.“ Crafts are provided for the children and local groups perform Blue Grass and Southern Gospel. Classic foods like pintos and turnip greens are available.

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NASA Space Apps Challenge

April 29 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Daily until April 30, 2017

On behalf of New Leaf Digital and the Greater Huntsville AIAA Section, we are proud to host Huntsville’s first-ever NASA Space Apps Challenge, a 32-hour “Earth Observation” themed hardware + software + design competition. The event will be held at Huntsville STEAM Works Studio 1039, a brand new 6,000 sq/ft hardware prototyping lab at Lowe Mill A&E. Up to 100 teams will compete to build hardware + software solutions to challenges posed by NASA inside Lowe Mill’s forthcoming hardware prototyping…

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Open Gym at The Matrix, Ages 6-11

April 29 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day

Open Gyms are a great way for athletes of all ages to get extra time in our facilities, working on a specific skill or just meeting their friends for some FUN!   All Open Gym participants must have an electronic waiver on file if you wish to attend.  It is encouraged to fill out the waiver prior to arriving to The Matrix, since the desk line can get long when Open Gyms start.   Grab your friends and come on down!

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Artist Market at Flying Monkey Arts

April 29 @ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Weekly on the same day

Local and homegrown since 2003, each Saturday you can stroll through our vibrant hall as Flying Monkey Artist Market vendors occupy the spaces between the diverse and eclectic studios of Flying Monkey resident artists on the second floor south of historic Lowe Mill A&E. Prepare to be amused, amazed, and delighted by Tennessee valley artists and craftsmen. Free to attend! Local and regional visiting artists are invited to set up a display of their work for sale. Interested artists please…

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2017 Rock and Walk

April 29 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The heart of the walk is to let bereaved families know they are not alone, raise funds to support these families and build community awareness about pregnancy and infant loss. Individuals form teams and collect pledges to walk the track and to “rock” in rocking chairs. There are many fun filled activities for families to have an memorable day. Register by March 29, 2017 for $5 (early bird registration) after that registration will be $10 per person. Children 12 and…

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Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain

April 29 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 6 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 3, 2017

Stake your claim on all the fun! Hunt for treasure at this exciting, interactive adventure that comes to life on March 11. Experience the Alabama Gold Rush of 1829 as you “arrive” on the stagecoach, shop in the General Store for provisions, build a cabin out of child-size faux logs, pan for gold in the sluice, get hands-on experience with  daily chores, and much, much more. Clues are given along the way so you can find “gold nuggets” along with…

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Guided Hike: Looking for Herps at Green Mountain Nature Preserve

April 29 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Discover 65+ miles of Land Trust Trails - FREE hikes offer natural beauty and exercise for the entire family! You don't need fancy equipment! However, we do recommend:-long pants and comfortable shoes with good tread, bottled water, hiking sticks, trail snacks, hiking sticks, and camera. In case of rain, hikes will be cancelled. Please verify cancellation via Facebook at Land Trust of North Alabama. Please – all dogs must be on leads. *Hikes are free, but donations to help preserve…

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Tinkergarten – Free Trial Class

April 29 @ 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, Karin Treski, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we’ll share insight into your child’s development. Registration is required. Sign up at https://www.tinkergarten.com/leaders/karin.treski. Visit https://tinkergarten.com/classes for more times and locations. Age Range: 18 months-5 years

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Panoply Arts Festival

April 29 @ 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Each spring in the heart of the Rocket City the arts are in full bloom at the Panoply Arts Festival. The Festival celebrates music, dance, theatre, and the visual arts, making Panoply (as defined by Mr. Webster) a “magnificent, impressive array”! Three days of musical and visual arts, children’s activities, and performances – an experience that should be on every family’s Must List! Bring your favorite outdoor seating! April 28 5PM–9PM; April 29 10AM–9PM; April 30 12PM–7PM Tickets are $10/day and children 12…

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29th Annual St. Ann’s Seafood Festival and Big Fish Car Show

April 29 @ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

This year will mark the 29th anniversary of the St. Ann’s Seafood Festival! This long-standing Decatur event will again be held on the grounds of Annunciation of the Lord Catholic Church at 3910 Spring Ave. in Decatur. The culinary offerings will include seafood gumbo, catfish, shrimp pasta salad and hushpuppies. A selection of pastries and ice-cream will also be available. While the seafood is available in ‘to go’ containers, shaded outdoor seating areas will be available for those who want…

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Family Fun Fest

April 29 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Redstone Aquatics Center is hosting our 3rd Annual Family Fun Fest! Located at 3705 Aerobee Rd Huntsville, AL 35808 on Redstone Arsenal anyone that has access to the arsenal is welcome! Our event is from 10am to 2pm. This a free event and is first come first serve. The first fifty attendees will receive a free rubber ducky for our Chuck-A-Duck game. When guests check in at our welcome desk they will receive a meal ticket per person, a…

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Spring Fling Train Ride

April 29 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Enjoy the arrival of spring with a train ride! Our regular excursions are run over the entire length of our line to make a 10 mile round trip. These trips last a little over 1 hour. Shorter trips last approximately 35 minutes.

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Friends of the Library Members-Only Book Sale

April 29 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

We've got a great new benefit for FOL members! Join us for the FOL Members-Only 5th Saturday Sale on April 29, 10 AM - 4 PM in the Downtown FOL Bookstore. Browse thousands of titles in fiction and nonfiction, paperbacks and hardbacks, multimedia and more in the FOL Bookstore at the Downtown Huntsville Library, 915 Monroe St., Huntsville. All items are 50% off! All FOL members, regardless of branch affiliation, are invited. Not a member? You can still enjoy the…

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Open Gym at The Matrix, Ages 12+

April 29 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Weekly on the same day

Open Gyms are a great way for athletes of all ages to get extra time in our facilities, working on a specific skill or just meeting their friends for some FUN!   All Open Gym participants must have an electronic waiver on file if you wish to attend.  It is encouraged to fill out the waiver prior to arriving to The Matrix, since the desk line can get long when Open Gyms start.   Grab your friends and come on down!

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Made With Code Huntsville

April 29 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Young Professionals of the Urban League in partnership with Google invites you to attend a Made with Code Party at the Downtown Huntsville Public Library. Code touches every part of the world- an no matter what you want to be when you grow up, code and Computer Science skills can help you get there. Join us for a fun intro on how to get started using code to build a better world. At the party you will: Start fun…

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Spring Fling Train Ride

April 29 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Enjoy the arrival of spring with a train ride! Our regular excursions are run over the entire length of our line to make a 10 mile round trip. These trips last a little over 1 hour. Shorter trips last approximately 35 minutes.

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Pinocchio

April 29 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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From the moment the wooden puppet Pinocchio comes to life until he becomes a real boy for rescuing his father from the great fish, the excitement never ends. Join the Blue Fairy and his friends as they lead the audience through the tale of the boy whose “nose” grew. Directed by Kevin O’Brien & Sarah Brown Tickets: $15 Three ways to purchase: Online: fantasyplayhouse.com In Person: 3312 Long Ave, Huntsville Mon-Fri 9am-5pm By Phone: 256-539-6829 Performances: Friday April 21st at…

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Artis Studio Grand Opening

April 29 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

I have the pleasure to announce the grand opening of our second location in Huntsville/Madison! Please join us on April 29 between 3-6 pm to celebrate with us the start of this new journey. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get freebies, discounts and more surprises! The address to our second studio is: 7046 Hwy 72 W Suite D, Huntsville, AL 35806. Right on Jeff rd and university drive next to Kroger. Thank you all for your trust and…

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Pinocchio

April 29 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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From the moment the wooden puppet Pinocchio comes to life until he becomes a real boy for rescuing his father from the great fish, the excitement never ends. Join the Blue Fairy and his friends as they lead the audience through the tale of the boy whose “nose” grew. Directed by Kevin O’Brien & Sarah Brown Tickets: $15 Three ways to purchase: Online: fantasyplayhouse.com In Person: 3312 Long Ave, Huntsville Mon-Fri 9am-5pm By Phone: 256-539-6829 Performances: Friday April 21st at…

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VBAS Public Planetarium Show

April 29 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Our VBAS members and guest speakers present a variety of astronomy related programs in our planetarium every Saturday at 7:30 pm for the public and by special arrangements for groups at other times. We recommended that you plan to arrive 30 minutes before our programs in order to have time to park and find a seat. Read our Rocket City Mom parent pro-tips about visiting the planetarium right here! Admission is $5 for Adults, $3 for Students, and free for children under 6,…

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Spring Showers at the Purdy Butterfly House

April 30
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Daily until April 30, 2017

This exhibit will most likely change the way we feel about those gloomy rainy days. Come experience the Purdy Butterfly House in a brand new way! Hundreds of vibrant umbrellas will float above the greenery, trails and turtles of the Purdy Butterfly House at Huntsville Botanical Garden. The installation uses colorful umbrellas to provide an amazing sight that evokes a careful, child-like energy. You’ll leave wanting to dance in puddles while “singing in the rain!” Don’t forget your rain boots!…

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Exploring the Garden’s Treasures

April 30
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Daily until April 30, 2017

Pick up an activity sheet in the new Guest Center atrium and venture out to explore a different garden each weekend during the month of April. Follow the map to the Exploring the Garden’s Treasures sign, read, explore and answer the question or questions on the activity sheet. Winners will be drawn on the Monday following each weekend to receive weekly prizes. Contest begins again the next weekend. At the end of April, all entries will be entered into a…

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Neighborhood Earth

April 30 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Daily until June 1, 2017

Neighborhood Earth transports visitors to the surface of our closest planetary neighbors with cutting-edge cinematic techniques and projection technologies. Using hands-on advanced technology, guests assemble rockets with 3D-printed parts, simulate the Orion Capsule’s reentry to Earth, discover the weight differences on other planets, and learn from interactive holograms. Neighborhood Earth, produced in conjunction with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Flying Fish Exhibits, incorporates artifacts from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center vaults to tell the stories behind mankind’s…

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NASA Space Apps Challenge

April 30 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Daily until April 30, 2017

On behalf of New Leaf Digital and the Greater Huntsville AIAA Section, we are proud to host Huntsville’s first-ever NASA Space Apps Challenge, a 32-hour “Earth Observation” themed hardware + software + design competition. The event will be held at Huntsville STEAM Works Studio 1039, a brand new 6,000 sq/ft hardware prototyping lab at Lowe Mill A&E. Up to 100 teams will compete to build hardware + software solutions to challenges posed by NASA inside Lowe Mill’s forthcoming hardware prototyping…

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Treasure Hunt at Gold Mountain

April 30 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Stake your claim on all the fun! Hunt for treasure at this exciting, interactive adventure that comes to life on March 11. Experience the Alabama Gold Rush of 1829 as you “arrive” on the stagecoach, shop in the General Store for provisions, build a cabin out of child-size faux logs, pan for gold in the sluice, get hands-on experience with  daily chores, and much, much more. Clues are given along the way so you can find “gold nuggets” along with…

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Panoply Arts Festival

April 30 @ 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Each spring in the heart of the Rocket City the arts are in full bloom at the Panoply Arts Festival. The Festival celebrates music, dance, theatre, and the visual arts, making Panoply (as defined by Mr. Webster) a “magnificent, impressive array”! Three days of musical and visual arts, children’s activities, and performances – an experience that should be on every family’s Must List! Bring your favorite outdoor seating! April 28 5PM–9PM; April 29 10AM–9PM; April 30 12PM–7PM Tickets are $10/day and children 12…

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Open House at Pine Ridge Day Camp & Equestrian Center

April 30 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for our 2017 Open House! We will have several activities open for you and your family to enjoy, and we will also be giving camp tours. Several of our staff members will be present to answer any questions you may have. We also have several great prizes to give away! Bring the family and join us for a fun afternoon at Pine Ridge Day Camp & Equestrian Center! If you have any questions or need more information, call…

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Pinocchio

April 30 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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From the moment the wooden puppet Pinocchio comes to life until he becomes a real boy for rescuing his father from the great fish, the excitement never ends. Join the Blue Fairy and his friends as they lead the audience through the tale of the boy whose “nose” grew. Directed by Kevin O’Brien & Sarah Brown Tickets: $15 Three ways to purchase: Online: fantasyplayhouse.com In Person: 3312 Long Ave, Huntsville Mon-Fri 9am-5pm By Phone: 256-539-6829 Performances: Friday April 21st at…

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YMCA Camp Cha-La-Kee Open House

April 30 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Parents and campers who are interested in YMCA Camp Cha-La-Kee 2017 summer camp sessions are invited to an open house on April 30th, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Various camp activities, camp tours, summer camp information and camp story will be available for families who attend. Free water bottle for the first 50 campers.

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Guided Hike: Rainbow Mountain – Spring Wildflowers!

April 30 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Discover 65+ miles of Land Trust Trails - FREE hikes offer natural beauty and exercise for the entire family! You don't need fancy equipment! However, we do recommend:-long pants and comfortable shoes with good tread, bottled water, hiking sticks, trail snacks, hiking sticks, and camera. In case of rain, hikes will be cancelled. Please verify cancellation via Facebook at Land Trust of North Alabama. Please – all dogs must be on leads. *Hikes are free, but donations to help preserve…

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Backyard Jams Free Sunday Concert Series

April 30 @ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Weekly on the same day until September 3, 2017

Bring your appetite and your instruments for these free weekly concerts in Downtown Huntsville's back yard. The grill fires up at 5PM for a celebration of music, food and fun – and best of all, it's all family-friendly! Hear some of the region's best professionals and along with talented local musicians around The Lumberyard. Pick a tune yourself? Feel free to join in! Jam sessions both pre- and post-show are encouraged.

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Pinocchio

April 30 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on April 30, 2017

From the moment the wooden puppet Pinocchio comes to life until he becomes a real boy for rescuing his father from the great fish, the excitement never ends. Join the Blue Fairy and his friends as they lead the audience through the tale of the boy whose “nose” grew. Directed by Kevin O’Brien & Sarah Brown Tickets: $15 Three ways to purchase: Online: fantasyplayhouse.com In Person: 3312 Long Ave, Huntsville Mon-Fri 9am-5pm By Phone: 256-539-6829 Performances: Friday April 21st at…

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