5 DIY Rocket City Valentines to Impress Your Crush

February 8, 2017 Rebecca Hitt


Love is in the air, my friends! And of course, love must be expressed through the ancient tradition of gifting the one for whom your heart beats a token of affection on fourteenth day of the second month of the year. (That’s Valentine’s Day!) For your special someone, obviously you can’t just waltz in any ol’ store, purchase the first card you see with a heart on it, grab some vaguely reddish-tinted candy, and truly consider that an appropriate means to convey all of your love and affections.  Doesn’t your pookie-bear honestly deserve a better demonstration to show off how much you truly care way? What better says “I tolerate you better than other people” than a hand-crafted valentine? Throw in some Rocket City awesomeness and you are all set! Here are 5 opportunities in the Rocket City to hand-create a glorious valentine.


Express your Love with Red. Hot. Molten. Metal

Pour Your Heart Out at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Guests carve their own designs into a 4-inch-square sand and resin mold, and then Sloss metal sculptors fill these molds with molten scrap iron from a 75-pound coke-fired furnace. Once cooled, the tiles are an upcycled work of art.

  • $90-couple (non-museum member)
  • $45 – individual (non-museum member)

Museum members receive a $5 discount on each ticket. For member discount information, call 256-721-7155.

Includes: live music by Juice and a mold for each guest to create a personal tile.

Additional tiles may be purchased for $12.50 each. A cash bar will also be available, dressy casual attire suggested

Seriously, it’s super hot. be careful.


Express Your Love with in Every Color

Spirited Art

Spirited Art is an optimistic, creative painting class for folks who want to learn the basics of acrylic painting in the company of great friends and good wine. In each class, they’ll show you step-by-step how to create your own masterpiece that you can be proud of and take home at the end of the night. Don’t worry if you can’t even draw a stick person. Their painting classes help you learn while you have fun; and if you know your letters, shapes and colors then you are prepared to learn how to paint!


Express your Love with Dance

Thursday Night Swing Dance Lessons at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

Go swing dance in the Mill!  They have a beginner and core lesson at 7:30-8:30 p.m., and at 6:30-7:30 p.m. intermediate continuing and exploring lesson, and open dance at 8:30-11:00PM. NO PARTNER REQUIRED! EVER! If you haven’t already heard, Thursday Night Swing is back and better than ever. It’s bringing back a weekly DJ’d open dance venue and lesson space for Huntsville, Alabama.


Express Your love with Yarn

Free Knitting Classes at Huntsville-Madison County Public Library- Main Branch

(for all levels of knitters including first-timers)



Photo: www.lowemill.net


Express Your Love with Good Smelling Soap

 IT’S SOAP! Bath Body & Candles

You and your partner will have fun together making beautiful rose petal soap, a massage oil candle, and creating soap bars with aphrodisiac fragrances.

This class will be limited to 4 couples (8 people) to ensure that each student receives the one-on-one time they need. Walk-ins will only be accepted by calling. Attendees are asked to please call at least three hours before the start of class to confirm that there is space available.





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Although not born nor raised in Huntsville, being a generally smart lady, Rebecca high-tailed it here as quickly as she could. She graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s in history and with a giant crush on the “stuff” of history, whether in a museum or a historic site. Most of her waking hours involve working in museum education for the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Like any good child of the South, she loves storytelling, which she considers an art form. Rebecca enjoys sharing Huntsville’s tales to anyone who will listen whether during Huntsville Ghost Walks, conducting tours of the Huntsville Depot, leading Breakfast Trolley tours or bringing history to life during the Cemetery Stroll. She is also a member of the Huntsville-Madison County Historical Society and the Huntsville Historic Marker Committee.

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