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To place an event in "Happenings," Call 340-2433. Listings appear in THE DAILY each Thursday, and events are published for two weeks. The deadline for submitting items is 4 p.m. Monday.
THURSDAY, NOV. 15
SPECIAL EVENTS
Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Disabled American Veterans.
American Association of University Women, 6 p.m., Books-A-Million, Beltline Road S.W., Beth Wilder of the Children’s Literacy Guild of Alabama, speaker. Call 584-6567.
Shetland Sheepdog Show, 10:30 a.m., T.C. Almon Recreation Center. Call 353-2060.
THEATER
“Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge,” 7:30 p.m., Von Braun Center Playhouse, presented by Theatre Huntsville. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students, seniors and active military. Call 536-0807 or check www.theatrehuntsville
.org.
MUSIC & DANCE
Decatur Civic Chorus “A Night of Great Music,” 7 p.m., St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $12. Call 301-9620 or 350-6887.
FRIDAY, NOV. 16
SPECIAL EVENTS
Bingo, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Falkville Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Face2Face Comedy Troupe, 7 p.m., Daily Brew Coffee, 2941 Point Mallard Parkway. Tickets are $6; $10 the day of the show. Call 355-0330.
Fri.@5, 5-7 p.m. reception for Dyrc Sibrans’ exhibit Wildlife in Woods at Carnegie Visual Arts Center. Live music by classical guitarist Margo Valls de Quesada. Reservations requested. Call 341-0562.
Delta Zeta Marketplace, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., south hall, Von Braun Center, Huntsville. Call 533-1953.
Shetland Sheepdog Show, 10:30 a.m., T.C. Almon Recreation Center. Call 353-2060.
THEATER
“Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge,” 7:30 p.m., Von Braun Center Playhouse, presented by Theatre Huntsville. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students, seniors and active military. Call 536-0807 or check www.theatrehuntsville
.org.
Broadway Theatre League of Huntsville presents: “Gypsy,” 8 p.m., concert hall, Von Braun Center, Huntsville. Tickets are on sale for all shows. Call (800) 277-1700.
“Steel Magnolias,” by the College Street Players, 7 p.m., Hartselle Fine Arts Center, College Street. Tickets are $10. Call 355-5994 for tickets and group rates.
SATURDAY, NOV. 17
SPECIAL EVENTS
Bingo, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Hartselle American Legion.
Bikers Against Child Abuse Poker Run, 10 a.m., registration at Dirty Deeds, Decatur Shopping Center; $10 per hand, door prizes, food. Proceeds will benefit abused children in North Alabama. Call 365-2513 or 565-6768.
Ron Paul Candidate Rally, noon, Dublin Recreational Center, Dublin Park, Madison. Refreshments served. Call 729-8867.
Face2Face Comedy Troupe, 7 p.m., Kenny Mango’s Coffee, Madison Market, 97 Hughes Road. Tickets are $6; $10 the day of the show. Call 461-6388.
Festival of Trees, Donnell House, Athens; 4-7 p.m. $6 for adults, $3 for children. Call 232-0743.
Delta Zeta Marketplace, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., south hall, Von Braun Center, Huntsville. Call 533-1953.
Planetarium Program, “Collision Course,” 7 p.m., Monte Sano State Park Planetarium, Huntsville. Call 539-0316.
Shetland Sheepdog Show, 10:30 a.m., T.C. Almon Recreation Center. Call 353-2060.
MUSIC & DANCE
Glaciers Rock Your Ice, 7-10 p.m., ice complex, 3185 Leeman Ferry Road, Huntsville. Call 883-3774.
THEATER
“Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge,” 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Von Braun Center Playhouse, presented by Theatre Huntsville. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students, seniors and active military. Call 536-0807 or check www.theatre
huntsville.org.
Broadway Theatre League of Huntsville presents: “Gypsy,” 2 and 8 p.m., concert hall, Von Braun Center, Huntsville. Tickets are on sale for all shows. Call (800) 277-1700.
Dinner Theater, “Little Miss Moonshine: A Politically Incorrect Comedy,” Studio One Playhouse; dinner, 6:30 p.m.; show, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. Call 309-0041.
“Steel Magnolias,” by the College Street Players, 7 p.m., Hartselle Fine Arts Center, College Street. Tickets are $10. Call 355-5994 for tickets and group rates.
“The Little Prince,” 2 and 7 p.m., Merrimack Hall, Huntsville. A two-act opera by Rachel Portman, based on the 1943 book of the same name. Presented by Ars Nova. Call 883-1105.
SUNDAY, NOV. 18
SPECIAL EVENTS
Festival of Trees, Donnell House, Athens; 1-4 p.m. $6 for adults, $3 for children. Call 232-0743.
Spirit of Athens Holiday Open House, 1-5 p.m., downtown Athens on the Square; live music. Call 232-7370.
Delta Zeta Marketplace, noon-5 p.m., south hall, Von Braun Center, Huntsville. Call 533-1953.
Shetland Sheepdog Show, 10:30 a.m., T.C. Almon Recreation Center. Call 353-2060.
THEATER
“The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf,” by the Austin High School Drama Department, 2 p.m., AHS auditorium. Tickets are $4. Call 552-3060.
Broadway Theatre League of Huntsville presents: “Gypsy,” 2 and 7 p.m., concert hall, Von Braun Center, Huntsville. Tickets are on sale for all shows. Call (800) 277-1700.
“Little Miss Moonshine: A Politically Incorrect Comedy,” Studio One Playhouse, 2 p.m. Tickets are $12. Call 309-0041.
“The Little Prince,” 2 p.m., Merrimack Hall, Huntsville. A two-act opera by Rachel Portman, based on the 1943 book of the same name. Presented by Ars Nova. Call 883-1105.
MONDAY, NOV. 19
SPECIAL EVENTS
Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Decatur Elks Lodge.
THEATER
“The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf,” by the Austin High School Drama Department, 7 p.m., AHS auditorium. Tickets are $4. Call 552-3060.
TUESDAY, NOV. 20
SPECIAL EVENTS
Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21
SPECIAL EVENTS
Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Decatur VFW.
THURSDAY, NOV. 22
SPECIAL EVENTS
Festival of Trees, Donnell House, Athens; 1-4 p.m. Call 232-0743.
Turkey Trot 5K Run, UAH campus, Spraggins Hall. Registration at 7 a.m., race starts at 8. All proceeds go to benefit HELPline, Madison County’s only 24-hour Telephone Crisis Center. Call 716-4052 or visit www.csna.org.
FRIDAY, NOV. 23
SPECIAL EVENTS
Bingo, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Falkville Veterans of Foreign Wars.
THEATER
“The Little Prince,” 7 p.m., Merrimack Hall, Huntsville. A two-act opera by Rachel Portman, based on the 1943 book of the same name. Presented by Ars Nova. Call 883-1105.
SATURDAY, NOV. 24
SPECIAL EVENTS
Bingo, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Hartselle American Legion.
Festival of Trees, Donnell House, Athens; 4-7 p.m. $6 for adults, $3 for children. Call 232-0743.
Santa Train, North Alabama Railroad Museum, Huntsville. Call 851-6276.
THEATER
“The Little Prince,” 7 p.m., Merrimack Hall, Huntsville. A two-act opera by Rachel Portman, based on the 1943 book of the same name. Presented by Ars Nova. Call 883-1105.
MUSIC & DANCE
Glaciers Rock Your Ice, 7-10 p.m., ice complex, 3185 Leeman Ferry Road, Huntsville. Call 883-3774.
SUNDAY, NOV. 25
SPECIAL EVENTS
Festival of Trees, Donnell House, Athens; 1-4 p.m. $6 for adults, $3 for children. Call 232-0743.
LONG-TERM EXHIBITS
“Wildlife in Woods,” exhibit by Dr. Dyrc Sibrans, through Nov. 27, Carnegie Visual Arts Center in Decatur, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call 341-0562.
“Portraits in American Music,” through Dec. 31; “Painting the Italian Landscape,” through Dec. 31; Huntsville Museum of Art, 200 Church St. Call 535-4359.
“Kwanzaa: Tradition and Creativity,” through Nov. 30; State Black archives Center and Research Museum, Alabama A&M University, Huntsville. Call 851-5846.
Galaxy of Lights Walk-Through Nights, through Sunday, 5-8 p.m.; drive-through nights begin Nov. 22, 5:30-9 p.m.; Huntsville Botanical Garden. Two-mile trail featuring animated light displays including scenes of the holidays, nursery rhymes and nature. Call 830-4447.
“Deep Sea” and “Dinosaurs Alive” 3D IMAX Films, Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga. Call (800) 262-0695 for tickets and information.
“Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D,” “Hurricane on the Bayou,” “Magic of Flight,” “Hail Columbia,” “The Dream is Alive,” now showing, IMAX theater, U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville. See www.spacecamp.com or call (800) 637-7223 for showtimes and ticket prices.
PLANNING AHEAD
Santa’s Village, Nov. 23-Dec. 23, 5-9 p.m., Alabama Constitution Village, Huntsville. Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus’ home, the reindeer in their stable and elves in their toy shop. Call 564-8100 or visit www.earlyworks.com.
Bridge Benefit, Nov. 27, 9 a.m., Decatur/Morgan County Senior Center. Fee is $15 per person and includes lunch. Call 355-7275 for reservations.
13th annual Courtland Christmas Parade, 6 p.m., Nov. 29, free. Roy Coffey Park, Tennesssee St. Call 637-2707.
“Blame It on the Movies,” a Cabaret Benefit at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 7 p.m., 207 Church St. N.E., Decatur. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres buffet and beverages. Limited seating. Advanced ticket purchase required. Tickets are $50. Call 341-0562 for more info.
ENCORE! Christmas Show, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts. Call 340-1778.
Festival of Trees, Donnell House, Athens; 4-6 p.m., Dec. 1; 1-4 p.m., Dec. 2. Call 232-0743.
Decatur Christmas parade, 6 p.m., Dec. 6. Following the usual route of Second Avenue Southeast and Gordon Drive, Lee Street and Bank Street. Entry forms available at www.decatur
jaycees.com. Deadline to enter is Nov. 26. Call 303-0916
“Little Miss Moonshine: A Politically Incorrect Comedy,” Studio One Playhouse; dinner theater, Dec. 8, 14-15; tickets are $25. Show only, Dec. 9, 16; tickets are $12. Call 309-0041.
Elkmont Christmas Tour of Homes, Dec. 8, 4-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5, sponsored by Elkmont Band. Call 423-3972.
Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts announces its 2007-08 schedule: Capitol Steps, Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m., Del McCoury Band, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.; Jessie Harris, Jan. 31, 7 p.m.; New Shanghai Circus, Feb. 7, 7 p.m.; Dianne Reeves, Feb. 23, 7:30 pm.; “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” March 11, 7:30 p.m.; Big Band Bash XV, April 3, 7:30 p.m.; “Beguiled Again: The Songs of Rodgers and Hart,” April 18, 7:30 p.m. All shows at the Princess Theatre. Tickets on sale now. Call 340-1778.
Broadway Theatre League of Huntsville continues its 2007-08 season: “ Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” Jan. 18-20; “Camelot,” Feb. 22-24; “Movin’ Out,” March 7-9; Hal Holbrook, “Mark Twain Tonight,” Jan. 5; “Arthur Live!” Jan. 17; “Annie,” Feb. 8-10. All shows are at the concert hall, Von Braun Center, Huntsville. Tickets are on sale for all shows. Call (800) 277-1700.
Decatur Civic Chorus concludes its 2007-08 season: “Carousel in Concert,” March 8. Rehearsals Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Fort Decatur. Call 301-9620 or 350-6887.
The Artist Within, 409 Bank St. N.E., is taking registration for art classes. Classes have begun. Call 309-8068.
Basic English and Spanish Classes, Mondays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 3-5 p.m.; La Casa del Pueblo, 401 14th St. S.E. Building 1-A, Funland Park. Call 301-1533.
Spanish I and II Classes, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 303-2544 or 308-0852 for location and information.
Spanish and English Classes, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1700 Carridale St. S.W. Call 353-8759.
MCW Wrestling, Saturdays, 8 p.m., at Kirby Bridge Road and Liberty Road. Call 227-3288.
Ultimate Championship Wrestling, Saturdays, 7 p.m., U.S. 31 Auction Barn, Hanceville. Call 350-4671 for tickets and information.
CLUBS & DANCES
Sports Zone, Karaoke with Chris, Monday through Thursday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; live music, Fridays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; live music, Saturdays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 3429 U.S. 31 S. Call 350-9702.
Glass’s Cocktails and Grill, Alabama 67, Monday through Wednesday, karaoke with D.W. Entertainment; Thursdays, Chad Reeves; Fridays, Sly Groove with Eddie Miller; Saturdays, Black Randall. Call 351-1108.
The Brick Deli, 112 E. Moulton St.; Chad and Mike, Thursday; Black Label, Friday; Cheesebrokers, Saturday; Erin Mitchell Band, Tuesday; Bishop Black, Wednesday; two-man blind draw dart tournament, Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Call 355-8318 or see www.brickdeli.com.
Dirty Deeds, 1550 Sixth Ave. S.E.; Iron Bowl party, free food, Nov. 24; Texas Hold ’Em tournaments, Tuesdays, 8 p.m., Saturdays, 5 p.m. Call 350-7390.
Nash Bar and Grill, 12th Avenue at West Moulton Street, open mike night and jam, Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m., Call 341-0630.
Dance, every Friday and Saturday, 7-10 p.m., City Limits USA, Cullman County 1141, Cullman, with live country music. Call 734-5696.
Hard Dock Café, live music Friday and Saturday. Call 340-9234 or 340-9170 for listings.
Maria Bonita Cantina, 101 Second Ave. S.E.; Chris Roach, 8 p.m. Thursday; Jaffrey, 10 p.m., Friday; Fearless 4, 10 p.m., Saturday; Ugli Stick (acoustic) 8 p.m., Nov. 7. Call 552-1903 or see www.myspace.com/maria
bonitagrill.
Java Jaay Café, open mike night, first Friday of each month, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Poetry/essay readings, acoustic music sets, comedy acts. Call 351-8555 for information.
Steele’s Karaoke and Event Center, Hartselle Plaza, 800 U.S. 31 S., Building G; Tuesdays, line dance classes, $5 per class; live music, Four Wheel Thrive, 7:30-11 p.m., Friday; karaoke 7-midnight, Saturday; Nov. 17, Rudy Mockabee Band, 7:30-11 p.m. Concessions available for all events. Call 773-1188 or 303-1189.
The New Frontier, Wednesdays, dance music with DJ Boola J, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; Frontier Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Friday and Saturday; 3832 U.S. 31 S. Call 350-4291.
Adult Dance, American Legion Post No. 15, 2607 Sixth Ave. S.E., Fridays, 7 p.m. No one under 18 admitted. Admission is $5. Call 837-3981.
Music and Dance, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Vietnam Veterans’ Blue Building, 17953 Elm St., Athens. Positive Country will perform. Call 230-9511.
8ers from Decatur, square dance and line dance, Fridays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; except fifth Fridays, Aquadome. Call 772-3926 or 355-1589 or visit www.8ers
.com.
Shirts and Skirts Square/Line Dance Club, second and fourth Thursdays, 7-9:30 p.m., Athens Recreation Center, U.S. 31 across from Kmart. Call 355-1038.
Tucker Hollow Boys, Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11 p.m., VFW Building, Alabama 101, Town Creek. Admission is $4.
River City Eagles Club, 604 14th St. S.E.; steak night, Fridays, 6-8 p.m., $10; karaoke, Fridays, 8 p.m. to midnight. Call 355-6565.
VFW No. 4190, Veterans Drive; fish and shrimp dinner, 6-8 p.m., Fridays; steak and shrimp dinner, 6-8 p.m., Saturdays. Call 351-8929.
Dance, with the Classics Band, Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., Donald E. Green Senior Center, 1621 Cleveland Ave., Cullman. Admission is $4. Call 734-4803.
VFW No. 2214, 112 Veterans Drive, Cullman, Fridays, 7-10 p.m., with the Southern Knights Band. Call 739-6611.
Music and Dance, Priceville Palace, Gates Brothers Country Band, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., door prizes; Ballroom Dancing, every first Thursday, Sophisticated Swingers Band, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Call 353-4362 or 350-1666.

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