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Fun upcoming events this weekend

NEWSIES THE MUSICAL
July 15-18
Thu-Sun 7:30 PM, 2:00 PM matinee Sat/Sun
Mainstage Theatre at Lee High School
2500 Meridian St N
Admission charged
www.imphuntsville.org
It’s time to carry the banner with Disney’s Newsies!. Set in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies”. When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner”, “Seize the Day”, and “Santa Fe”, Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

LET THEIR BE MUSIC IN MADISON CONCERT SERIES (Click here for story)

BRAVO BRAVO GALA FUNDRAISER

On Saturday July 17 at 6pm, Opera Huntsville presents their annual Bravo Bravo Gala Fundraiser. This entertaining evening includes live opera performances by select singers coupled with a silent auction and dinner catered by Bubba’s Silver Spoon Catering at the Stone Event Center at Campus 805. Cash bar will be available, and dress is festive formal attire. The musical program features opera aria favorites alongside highlight performances for our 2021-2022 season. It includes music by renowned composers such as Verdi, Bizet, Bartok, Strauss, and Donizetti side-by-side living and Huntsville local composers Erin Huelskamp and Wayne Bucknor. Additional ambience music will be provided by the Rocket City Flute and Harp duo. Tickets available online: www.operahuntsville.org

GREENE STREET MARKET AT NATIVITY
Recurring weekly on Thursday
4 – 8 pm
Downtown Huntsville
Eustis Avenue from Greene Street to Southside Square
No admission charged
Huntsville’s downtown open-air market will have locally-grown fruits and vegetables, flowers and herbs, food items, music and more.

MADISON CITY FARMERS MARKET

Madison City Farmers Market, open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, is the area’s original local, producer-only farmers market, founded in 2007. Everything sold at the market is grown or crafted by local farmers and craftspeople. The vendors provide a wide selection of the freshest local veggies, fruits, cheese, eggs, meats, milk, herbs, honey, jams, relishes, home-baked goods, plants and flowers. The Madison City Farmers Market is Located at 1088 Hughes Road, Madison at Trinity Baptist Church. Check online for more information and updates: www.madisoncityfarmersmarket.com

PINTA SAILS INTO DITTO LANDING (click here for story)

JAZZ-N-JUNE CONCERT
July 17
Gates open at noon
Monte Sano State Park Amphitheater
5105 Nolen Ave
$10 state park admission fee applies
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Huntsville’s Tennessee Valley Jazz Society will present a variety of local artists and musicians at Jazz N June in JULY! In its 33-year history, JNJ has attracted thousands of festival goers. In addition, JNJ has been one of the most diverse music festivals in the state of Alabama.

GEOQUEST!
Ongoing
Burritt on the Mountain
3101 Burritt Drive
www.burrittonthemountain.com
Come play on the mountain! Choose one of four GeoQuest adventures to enjoy with your family – Nature Quest, History Quest, Critter Quest, or Letterboxing Quest. Using clues and GPS technology, hunt on the trails and museum grounds to collect sets of Quest Cards. Kids will love hunting and finding the Quest Cards that share fun facts and cool trivia about each theme. Collect a complete set of Quest Cards for all four adventures and you can enter your name in a monthly (April- September) drawing for a free family membership.

MISSION EXPERIENCES AT
US SPACE & ROCKET CENTER
Ongoing
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Reservations required.
www.rocketcenter.com
See if you have what it takes to get the crew safely to space and back home again in the Shuttle Experience. Journey into the world of SCUBA and Neutral Buoyancy through the Underwater Astronaut Training Experience. Explore history and get ready for the next era of space exploration in the Family or Adult Astronaut Training Experience. Some experiences are offered on weekends only. Check website for availability.

DOWNTOWN WALKING TOURS
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Scenethat Walking Tours
Admission charged
www.scenethat.net
Choose from a number of tours to learn more about Huntsville’s history. Denise Swain is passionate about research, storytelling and keeping the legacy of significant people and places alive. Book a tour here or call for a step-on guide for a group.

OUTDOOR MARKET
Recurring weekly on Saturday
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
2211 Seminole Drive
FREE
www.lowemill.art/saturday-artist-market
Visit Lowe Mill A&E Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., from May till October for an Outdoor Market. Vendors from all over the area will present their finest products, whether made-by-hand, second-hand or made by the earth. With community safety still in mind Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment will host this event throughout the grounds providing patrons, pickers, and art lovers with an open air shopping experience.

THE MARKET AT LEIGH ACRES
Recurring weekly on Saturday
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Leigh Acres
5655 Maysville Road
No admission charged
www.leighacres.com
Leigh Acres is approximately ten acres in New Market, Alabama. Every Saturday from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Leigh Acres has hundreds of artifacts and antiques displayed from around the world!

THE MARKET AT MIDCITY
Recurring weekly on Sunday
1-5 p.m.
The Camp
5909 University Drive
No admission charged
www.facebook.com/themarketatmidcity
It’s so much more than a farmers market! In addition to locally grown, fresh produce, there are artisans, makers and musicians.

DRONES: IS THE SKY THE LIMIT
Ongoing
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
One Tranquility Base
www.rocketcenter.com
Developed by subject experts from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Drones: Is The Sky The Limit? explores the modern phenomenon of drones, their uses throughout history and the exciting possibilities of the future role that drones will play in our society.

UNCAGED: BIRDS, NATURE & YOU
Ongoing
Huntsville Botanical Garden
4747 Bob Wallace Avenue
www.hsvbg.org
Uncaged is a collection of interactive pieces that explore the lives of our charismatic feathered friends: birds! Each piece is unique and inventive, created by local artists and architects who have partnered with the Garden to bring the experience to life. Uncaged will take you on a delightful adventure through the Garden to discover the secrets of our feathered friends like you’ve never seen before.

ENCOUNTERS: GREELY MYATT
Ongoing
Huntsville Museum of Art
300 Church Street
www.hsvmuseum.org
Greely Myatt is widely recognized for his whimsical sculptural objects and monumental installations made from found materials like flooring, neon lights, metal scraps, and discarded signage scavenged from the greater Memphis area.

ROOTED IN HISTORY: INTERPRETING
ALABAMA’S FOLK ART TRADITIONS
Ongoing
Harrison Brothers Hardware
124 South Side Square
No admission
www.historichuntsville.org
Rooted in History showcases the works of Alabama’s folk and traditional artists across all mediums as they interpret Alabama’s folk art traditions from their own contemporary perspectives. The show is a collaboration between John “Jahni the Artist” Moore and the Historic Huntsville Foundation. Set in Harrison Brothers Hardware, Alabama’s oldest hardware store, which provides a perfect place to showcase Alabama’s history, art, and fine crafts traditions.

JACK MITCHELL: ARTISTS
Ongoing
Huntsville Museum of Art
300 Church Street
American photographer Jack Mitchell (1925-2013) was renowned for his captivating photographs of visual artists, film and theater personalities, musicians, and writers, which he documented during a remarkable career that spanned over five decades. In addition to 25 years of special assignment work for The New York Times, Mitchell’s photographs of creative and performing artists have graced the covers and pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Life, Newsweek, People, Rolling Stone, Time, Vanity Fair, and Vogue, among others.

This exhibition features approximately 50 silver gelatin and color photographs of important American visual, musical, and literary artists taken by Jack Mitchell over a career spanning five decades. The works were hand-selected by the Museum from the Jack Mitchell Archives. Organized by HMA.

TOYS: THE INSIDE STORY
EarlyWorks Children’s Museum
404 Madison Street
www.earlyworks.com
This special traveling exhibit includes 20 different play/learn stations and exhibits that illustrate the simple mechanisms commonly found in toys, and let visitors create their own toy-like combinations of gears, pulleys, linkages, cams, and circuits. It also explores the history of toys throughout the ages, allowing visitors to reminisce and play with toys of days gone by.

TWEETSVILLE
Ongoing
Huntsville Botanical Garden
4747 Bob Wallace Avenue
www. hsvbg.org
Introducing, Tweetsville, a new development in the Children’s Garden. The first phase features the Lewis Bird Watch, a viewing area where guests can observe birds in their natural environment from behind a one-way glass, and the “See Rocket City” birdhouse, a larger-than-life birdhouse structure that serves as an iconic entrance to Tweetsville. Guests will also find educational activities, dynamic plantings of Alabama native plants, and winding paths that guide learners through the immersive journey.

PEAK BUTTERFLY SEASON
Ongoing
Huntsville Botanical Garden
4747 Bob Wallace Avenue
www.hsvbg.org
The Purdy Butterfly House is a must-see in May through September! Peak Butterfly Season is the best time of year to visit the fluttering butterflies in the nation’s largest open-air butterfly house. This immersive habitat is home to over 1,000 brightly-colored native butterflies, as well as turtles, fish, and frogs. Come meet our winged friends while enjoying a stroll among the waterfalls, ponds, streams, and lush vegetation. The Purdy Butterfly House is open during regular Garden hours and is included with Garden admission.

WE THE PEOPLE EXHIBIT
Ongoing
Huntsville Museum of Art
300 Church Street
www.hsvmuseum.org
In 2010, American artist, author and teacher Mary Whyte set out on a mission to paint fifty large-scale watercolor portraits of what it means to be an American veteran today. Over seven years in the making, WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans in America took her across the United States to meet men and women of all ages and from all walks of life, and paint some of our country’s truest patriots. Whyte’s WE THE PEOPLE, which includes portraits of a Missouri dairy farmer, Rhode Island lobsterman, Pennsylvania science teacher, South Carolina single mother, and 46 other moving works, is poised to become a national treasure honoring and connecting with men and women in uniform for generations to come.

1st Annual Downtown Huntsville Craft Beer Trail Fest

Looking ahead, the Downtown Huntsvile Association will host their 1st Annual Downtown Huntsville Craft Beer Trail Fest on August 14.

Guests will have the exclusive opportunity to taste brews from the Downtown Huntsville Craft Brewery Trail stops at The Camp at Midcity. Below the Radar, Fractal, Green Bus, Innerspace, Mad Malts, Rocket Republic, Salty Nut, Straight to Ale and Yellowhammer are all going to wow you with their own unique taste. There will be live music and The Camp food trucks will be open. There will be two sessions will be available on Saturday, Aug 14. The first session, from 12-2 p.m. has slots available. The second session, from 3-5 p.m. has already sold out.

To purchase tickets click here
Tickets: $20 before Aug 1st
Tickets: $25 from Aug 1st to Aug 13th
Tickets: $35 at the door (If not sold out)
Only 100 tickets will be sold for each session.

This event is a 21 years or over event. No one under the age of 21 will be allowed in the Beer Fest area.

For more information about Downtown Huntsville events, check out their Facebook Event Page here.

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Digital version of The Madison Record – July 28, 2021

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John Roberts announces candidacy for Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District

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Lisa Thomas accepts busy responsibilities as City Clerk-Treasurer

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Trash Pandas, Smokies suspended on Sunday, game to be completed on Aug. 31

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104-year-old WWII veteran and one of the oldest COVID survivors to throw opening pitch at American Legion championship game

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Sweet Grown Alabama hosted Farmers Market in Big Spring Park to promote local farmers

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A look at the growing COVID numbers for Madison and Limestone counties

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