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Gallery owner Kirk Carlisle doesn’t just sell art—he protects it. In addition to showcasing his self-curated collection of century-spanning paintings that deck the walls of Carlisle Gallery, he also helps newer art battle the forces of time with artistic framing services. The gallery’s custom-framing specialist draws on more than 30 years of experience as he pairs diplomas, paintings, and finger-painted replicas of Bayeux Tapestry with complementary matting and outlines before securing them in their new glass-covered homes. Frames make aesthetic statements of their own, with edging chosen from more than 10,000 frame styles ranging from hand-carved Italian moldings to sleek metallic boundaries.
801 Holmes Ave NE
Huntsville,
AL
US
Non-Profit HSV TN Valley AMBUCS AmTryke Program provides mobility and independence to children, adults, and veterans who are unable to ride a normal bike. If you can operate a wheelchair, we can get you on a bike and out riding!
4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Southwest
Huntsville,
AL
US
The animal lovers behind Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain founded the preserve and environmental education center to both rescue predatory animals that had been discarded when they were no longer wanted, as well as to educate the public about these creatures. As a last-stop preserve, the nonprofit exotic animal park keeps all the animals it takes in for the rest of the animals' lives. The education center also focuses on teaching the public about its more than 175 animals, particularly its apex predators?big cats, bears, and wolves. Open only on Saturday and Sunday, visitors here can learn about the animals' habitats and behaviors on their own during a self-guided walkabout. These take about an hour and lead tennis-shoe-clad visitors through the slightly wild trails at Untamed Mountain. Guests can also opt for a guided tour, and all guests will have a chance to interact with the animals at the children's animal contact yard. This features everything from goats and pigs to birds of prey and reptiles. Once inside the carnivore preserve, guests can safely get close to (but not touch) the tigers, lions, bears, leopards, wolves, and other predators. Because it is a working preserve, visitors can view the keepers feeding and interacting with the animals. Tigers For Tomorrow has also been featured in Southern Living, Lookout Alabama, Alabama Home Sweet Home, and more.
708 County Rd. 345
Attalla,
AL
US
Programs that build character, leadership, and valuable skills for young people are at the heart of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama’s main mission. Today more than 8,000 children and teens count on the four area BGCCA clubs as a place where they can learn to grow and hone their abilities. By providing a safe place where children and teens can both learn and have fun, the centers hope to promote healthy lifestyles, community engagement, and a greater readiness for the working world. That mission is most apparent in the success of program graduates, who graduate from high school at a rate of 90%, compared to 66% nationally.
6275 Old Springville Road
Pinson,
AL
US
What is now the Elise Chapin Wildlife Sanctuary was once the Walker family farm, where highly respected naturalist and Chattanooga Audubon Society founder Robert Sparks Walker was born in 1878. Walker formed the Chattanooga Audubon Society in 1944, with a vision of educating citizens on the importance of protecting the environment and respecting nature the way the area's Native Americans had for thousands of years. Today, the society is the steward of three sanctuaries: Elise Chapin Sanctuary at Audubon Acres, Maclellan Sanctuary on Audubon Island, and David Gray Sanctuary on Audubon Mountain. Each offers a unique look into the history, wildlife, and natural splendor of the area as well as educational programs that help children and adults discover the area.
900 N Sanctuary Rd.
Chattanooga,
TN
US
Red Towers Entertainment LLC hosts events suitable for all adventure enthusiasts. In fact, events actually breathes new life into the community, benefiting local charities.
PO Box 21913
Chattanooga,
TN
US
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