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2015 EARTH DAY at Hays Nature Preserve – Saturday, April 18 10am-2pm.
Admission is Free for the entire family!

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs Unit is partnering with the City of Huntsville’s Operation Green Team to host Keep America Beautiful’s Earth Day annually at the J.D. and Annie S. Hays Nature Preserve, an idyllic location on the Flint River. The cool green of trees bursting into leaf, combined with the songs of migratory birds provides a peaceful backdrop for this *free* family event.  More than 10,000 attended Earth Day at Hays Nature Preserve in 2014. (Last year they had free hotdogs, drinks, & chips for everyone.)  As a co-sponsor of the “Butterfly Release” again this year, Urban Affairs staff will release tiger and spicebush swallowtails and painted ladies butterflies into the wild along with other Earth Day attendees.  Admission is free and parking is available in VIP field. Earth Day activities will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

EARTH DAY FESTIVAL & FARMERS MARKET – Sunday Apr 19, 12noon-5pm
Location: Monte Sano State Park
Admission: $5 per car
Enjoy exploratory activities, displays, demonstrations, wildlife, music, face painting, food trucks and more!   Join us April 19th at Monte Sano State Park to celebrate Earth Day! We’ll be bringing our Tiny Green House, as well as joining the other green vendors and exhibitors that will be there for this day of family fun on the mountain.   Click to see the program events and full agenda.

A Sampling of Earth Day Programs
* Mountain Medicine: “The Herbal Remedies of Tommie Bass” with Darryl Patton
* Raptor Show: The Alabama Wildlife Center
* Rain Barrel Water Conservation program
* Over 70 Earth Friendly Exhibitors!!
* Plus: Slitherin-A Reptile and Anphibian Show
* MUSIC: Microwave Dave, Wolves a Howlin’, and primitive beats from The Drum

Monte Sano Village board meeting
Monday, April 2oth at 7:00pm the Monte Sano Methodist Church.  All MSV meetings are open and your attendance is welcome.

Monte Sano Civic Association Spring Potluck and general meeting
You are all invited to the spring potluck on Tuesday, Apr 21st at Monte Sano State Park Lodge.  Our Huntsville School Board representative, Ms. Beth Wilder will speak.  Check-in & Socialize – 5:30pm;  Supper – 6:00pm;  Meeting & Speaker – 6:30pm.  Please bring a dish to share.  Dues will be collected and information will be verified.  The 2015-2016 directories will be ready for distribution to members.  Current members will also be eligible for a drawing to be held that night.  Prizes include Howard Weeden prints, Little Green Store gift certificate, Lisa Rabban table centerpiece, & a bottle of wine.

Beginners Tai Chi
Every Monday at the United Methodist Church on Monte Sano from 9:30 to 10:30.  The cost is $10.00 a class or $40.00 for 5 classes. The class is open to anyone who is interested in improving their balance as well as aiding in overall stress reduction.  Contact Lynn Anderson at  256-424-2221. (3/31/15)

Join us Thursday, April 30 from 4pm to 8pm for a jewelry trunk show featuring Adel Chefridi Fine Jewels. This is a great opportunity to find the perfect Mother’s Day and graduation gift. We will offer hors d’oeuvres and some of our favorite beverages. We hope to see you at this fun filled event!


Monte Sano author Charles Farley has just published his new book entitled “The Hotel Monte Sano”.  Press Release  www.charlesfarley.com


Inside Huntsville Episode 18 with Brenda Martin





It is a Little Free Library! And it is for YOU! This little red “box” is packed with books to be shared by our community. The idea is Take one, Leave one. The books are always a gift, never for sale. It is for your enjoyment and reading! So GO AHEAD, TAKE ONE, LEAVE ONE… and tell your friends and neighbors. HAPPY READING!  This Little Free Library is maintained by Betsy Estopinal. Call 256-653-5364 with any concerns.


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