Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Heart Walk of the Piney Woods (Sat., Sept. 22)

This year's Walker County Heart Walk, also known as Heart Walk of the Piney Woods, will be held Sat., Sept. 22 at 9a at Bowers Stadium (SHSU).

The Walker County Heart Walk raises money for the American Heart Association.

To register for this event, click here.

Prime Time Dancers: Free Dance Classes

The Prime Time Dancers are offering free dance classes to anyone "AARP aged." The classes will be held on Tuesdays from 5-6p at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at SHSU.

All kinds of dance styles will be taught: line, tap, folk, jazz, clogging, etc.

For more info, contact Cindy Gratz at 936.294.1311.

Outdoor Explorer (Sat., Sept. 15)

Sat., Sept. 15 will be the final Outdoor Explorer of the season. This free event is brought to you by the City of Huntsville Recreation Services Dept. and Huntsville State Park.

Outdoor Explorer teaches participants basic safety for activities such as hiking, biking, and kayaking. After the instruction, you spend the rest of your day as you please, and equipment use is free (kayaks, etc.).

Kids under 12 are welcome, but they must be accompanied by a parent at all times.

Classes are scheduled from 9a-12p. Pre-registration is recommended. For more info, you can contact Kim Barnes at 936.294.5725.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Free Zumba Classes

For those of you who don't already know: You can attend free Zumba classes here in Huntsville! The classes take place at Huntsville Intermediate School (5th Grade Gym) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30p. 

the creator of Zumba

Zumba is a fitness program where participants dance and get aerobic exercise. Zumba incorporates many things, including salsa and hip hop music, martial arts, squats and lunges, etc. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dive Pirates 2nd Annual Chili Cookoff (Sat., Sept. 29)

Hey, divers and friends! On Sat., Sept. 29, Blue Lagoon will be hosting the 2nd Annual Dive Pirates Chili Cookoff... and underwater treasure hunt!

There will be all kinds of prizes at this event - a Go Pro camera & accessories, a Yeti cooler, underwater light kits, dive knives, cases, computers, etc.

Admission is $20 at the gate. Enter your team in the chili cookoff for an additional $40. Proceeds go to the Dive Pirates Foundation, an organization that teaches injured service men and women how to dive.

For more information, check out Blue Lagoon on Facebook by clicking here or on their website -

Friday, August 17, 2012

YMCA Info for the Kiddos

Registration runs through Friday, Sept. 7 for flag football and soccer. Remind your kids that it's fun to stay at the YYYYYYMCA!

Flag football: Ages 5-12
Soccer: Ages 3-4

For more info, you can contact the YMCA at 936.295.8009 or pay them a visit at 2906 Old Houston Rd.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Raven's Revenge Bike Ride (Sat., March 10)

The Raven's Revenge ride will take place on Sat., March 10. The ride starts at West Hill Mall at 8a. Riders can choose how many miles they ride: 10, 20, 33, 51, or 61.

Registration fees are $35 for individuals and $65 for families. Registration forms can be downloaded by clicking here. Proceeds from this ride go to help Texas Lions Camp - a camp that provides camping experiences (free of charge) to kids with medical conditions.

For more information, you can call Tim Dixon at 254.644.8242 or email

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

9th Annual Beautification Golf Tournament

Event: 9th Annual Beautification Golf Tournament
Date: February 24, 2012 (Registration starts at noon/shotgun start at 1:00pm)
Location: Raven Nest Golf Course
On February 24, 2012, the City of Huntsville will be holding the 9th Annual Beautification Golf Tournament at the Raven Nest Golf Course. The money raised at this event will be used to buy wildflower seeds and new trees along with other drought recovery initiatives.
For more information, contact Penny Joiner at:
Phone: (936) 294-5708
Fax: (936) 294-5701
Click HERE to see the official brochure for this event.  

Friday, February 3, 2012

Ice Bowl 2012: Helping Huntsville's Hungry (Sat., Feb. 18)

Hey, disc golf fans and nice people! On Sat., Feb. 18, Shawshank Disc Golf Course will host Ice Bowl 2012 - a disc golf competition that's been around since the 80s and that has tournaments scheduled around the globe. Ice Bowl raises money for charity, and in this case, the charities being helped are Rita B. Huff Animal Shelter and The Good Shepherd Mission.

The entry fee for the Ice Bowl is $25 plus an item on the "acceptable donations" list. Acceptable donations include: cat litter, trash bags, paper towels, cleaning supplies, dry beans or rice, and non-perishable food items (including canned goods). This pays for your entry fee, and you also get a t-shirt and a disc.

The event is being sponsored by many local businesses, and it is being coordinated by BJ Moody of Smoken Joe's. If you have questions, you can call BJ at 979.219.4370.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Outdoor Adventure Club Movie Night (Tues., Jan. 31)

Hey, outdoorsy people! SHSU's Outdoor Adventure Club will be having a movie night the last Tuesday of every month. This Tuesday, they will be showing Progression - a movie about rock climbing.

The event will be held at the outdoor recreational rental shed behind the HKC on campus. It will start at roughly 8p. For more info, you can view the Facebook event page by clicking here or view the group by clicking here.

You are encouraged to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs, as the movie will be shown outdoors.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sweethearts 5K Fun Run/Walk

Event Name: Sweethearts 5K Fun Run/Walk
Date: February 11, 2012 at 9:00am (Registration at 8:30am)
Location: SHSU Bowers Stadium
Fee: $20.00-$25.00

On February 11th, the Walker County/Piney Woods American Heart Association will be hosting its first Sweethearts 5K fun run/walk. Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in our country. Eating healthier and exercising for as little as thirty minutes every day can help you reduce the risks of heart disease. Register today and start walking/running in order to train for this event! The money raised will help the American Heart Association fund research and raise awareness about the dangers of heart disease.

Register for this event by clicking HERE.