Oct 01 Sunday
The 5th Annual Alabama Honey Festival has moved to Alabama A&M Research in Hazel Green! This year's community event promises to have more educational programs, demos and of course, specialty vendors and food trucks. Bring your love to learn and go on a scavenger hunt.
Want to talk bees? Come relax and chat at the DCA with seasoned beekeepers. They have plenty of stories to tell... it's not just for drones!
This Free community event is pet friendly (leashed) and appropriate for all ages. However, please be a good neighbor and keep things clean.
Oct 02 Monday
Garden Explorers will investigate the Garden from the ground up and get the real “dirt” on plants, life cycles, composting, garden critters, and more! Join us for a week filled with games, explorations, snacks from the garden, and take-home garden projects.
Join us for our International Horror Film Series at the Downtown Huntsville Public Library!
September 25 - Night of the Demon (USA/UK 1957)October 2 - The Haunting (USA/UK 1963)October 16 - Suspiria (Italy 1977)October 23 - Let the Right One In (Sweden 2008)October 30 - Train to Busan (South Korea 2016)
Oct 03 Tuesday
This monthly series highlights high-demand industry skills and technologies that you can learn and explore in The Studio. This month’s topic is Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing).
Register at https://calendly.com/hmcpl-downtownstudio/tech-skills-tuesday-additive-manufacturing?month=2023-10
To celebrate History Month, we're looking at how Huntsville and Madison County have changed over time. In this series, we'll talk about different aspects over the past 200 years that contributed to the substantial growth of this area.
October 3 - Industry DevelopmentJohn Hunt settled in Huntsville in 1805, and the rockets came to town in 1949. How did we spend 144 years as an agriculture economy before seemingly flipping a switch to space and defense industries?
October 10 - Land & HousingThe majority of Madison County used to be farmland. Now we have the arsenal, Huntsville and Madison are constantly expanding, rural towns now have fast food and housing complexes, and we have business districts and research parks. It all amounts to land development.
October 17 - Recreational SpacesLand for housing and business is just one aspect of how Madison County's landscape has changed. Land used for parks, greenways, and conservation has been developed, as well.
October 24 - DiversityHuntsville is an incredibly diverse area. Even before the space and defense industries brought an international labor force, the demographics of the area split very early on.
October 31 - EducationAvailability of and access to education has dramatically over time. We'll look at how shifts in education effected local communities.
Oct 04 Wednesday
Weatherly Heights Baptist Church offers free English and citizenship classes beginning August 9. Classes are every Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 12:00. Childcare is provided. Advanced registration not required. Information on evening and zoom classes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 256 656-3173.
Come meet with a Career Ambassador from Huntsville Hospital at the Downtown Huntsville Public Library to learn about the career and educational opportunities available to high school students on Wednesday, October 4th at 1pm.
Do you know a teen that's interested in a medical career? Take a moment during Fall Break to meet with a Career Ambassador from Huntsville Hospital to learn about ways to shadow jobs and even how to find work at Huntsville Hospital.
Learn the basics of Chinese language and work towards having basic conversations in Chinese. Explore China's tourist attractions, celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, enjoy Chinese cuisine and appreciate Chinese performing art.
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Oct 05 Thursday
Ask Laura anything, including on how to ask for things you need or want.
Experience live raptors up close while learning about their natural history and vital ecological roles. The show features a selection of the Center's raptor ambassadors and may include owls, falcons, hawks, kites, vultures, and eagles.
Oct 06 Friday
Oct 07 Saturday
Guests of all ages will enjoy sharing in the magic of safely releasing live butterflies into the Purdy Butterfly House. This program begins with a brief presentation about butterflies and their habitat, followed by taking part in the safe restoration of our indoor butterfly population.
Butterfly Release Dates in 2023:June 3 and 17July 1, 15, and 29August 12 and 26September 2 and 16At 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Tour de Ville is an annual, festive event centered on a leisurely bike ride around Historic Downtown Huntsville. The ride begins and ends at S.R. Butler Green, located at Campus No. 805 on Clinton Avenue. Riders will enjoy several noteworthy “rest stops” along the route and learn interesting nuggets about Huntsville and its rich history. The Pedal Power Exhibition, our post-ride celebration, will include music, food, drinks, and local craft beer available at Straight to Ale and other Campus No. 805 businesses.
As in previous years, we'll have a short and a long route to choose from. Both routes will stop at the same locations simultaneously enabling riders to switch between either route during the ride! We will also have a kid's ride available for younger children and their families to circle around the S.R. Butler Green area. Bring your bikes, helmets, friends, and the entire family, and have fun riding throughout Huntsville, learning about the city while supporting a worthy cause!
Oct 08 Sunday
This free exhibit will showcase the work of adult photography students ages 55+ from beginning and intermediate levels. The exhibit is also a way to invite others to participate in OUC’s free photography classes.
Oct 10 Tuesday
A habitat is a home for plants and animals. We will explore four habitats and learn more about what plants and animals need to survive. After playing a fun game, we will create a model of the habitats found in our Garden.
October 10 at 10 a.m.October 14 at 12 p.m.
Join former NASA Astronaut and veteran of three Space Shuttle missions, Dr. Jan Davis, for the launch of new book "Air Born: Two Generations in Flight," and book talk.
Jan's new book is about two aviators making history. Two Americans serving their country. It's an incredible story spanning fifty years and two generations. Join us on a flight through history as Jan relates her father's heroic service and draws connections between his combat missions and her own spaceflights. Be inspired by Jan's career in space exploration and her family story of family and flying.
Copies of Dr. Davis's book will be on sale with a book signing after the book talk.
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Learn three different ways of making ghastly ghosties for garlands (and other seasonal spooky crafts) out of paper and other household objects.
Materials will be provided.
Register at https://calendly.com/hmcpl-downtownstudio/make-and-take-ghastly-ghoulish-garlands?month=2023-10