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March 2016

2016 World Down Syndrome Day Rock Your Socks Party

March 19, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Matrix Gym, 3228 Leeman Ferry Rd
Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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  Come help BUDS celebrate World Down Syndrome Day at the Matrix Gym!  Fun for all ages.  Refreshments will be served at the end of open gym.  Don't forget to wear your most colorful socks!

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April 2016

Mom’s Night Out

April 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Twisted Home, 3581 Hwy 72 East
Brownsboro, AL United States
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This month we have a fun event- painting pottery & potluck! Twisted Home is inviting us in to paint a piece of pottery.  There are plates or mugs to choose from. Prices: Plates- $25-$30 Tall Mug w/Lid- $20 Short Mug- $10 This is also a potluck, so bring a dish to share & your beverage of choice, wine is fine! This event should last approximately 2 hours.

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April Potluck Picnic

April 23, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mark your calendars and join us for an afternoon of fun at the Everyone Can Play Playground at Brahan Springs Park.  BUDS will provide hamburgers, hotdogs, and drinks.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share!

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May 2016

BUDS Board Meeting

May 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location TBD

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Dad’s Night Out

May 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Original Public House, 3310 Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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Come join BUDS Dad's group for our monthly get together at The Original Public House.

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June 2016

BUDS Annual Southern Adventures Family Event

June 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Southern Adventures, 2150 Leeman Ferry Cir SW
Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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Come join us for our annual Southern Adventures Family Event.  BUDS has rented the big pavilion located behind the concession stand area.  BUDS will pay admission to the water park and have the pavilion from 10:00 to 2:00, you are welcome to stay at the park all day.  BUDS will provide BBQ, buns, and water.  Please bring a side or dessert to share.  Please RSVP by Monday, June 20th for food planning purposes.  We hope to see you there!

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July 2016

44th Annual NDSC Convention

July 21, 2016 - July 24, 2016
JW Marriot Grand Lakes, 4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837 United States
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Each year, thousands of people from across the globe attend the National Down Syndrome Congress Annual Convention. For most, it’s to hear the latest information from world-renowned experts. For others, it’s a great vacation. But for nearly all, there’s the one-of-a-kind NDSC family reunion feeling that permeates the convention weekend. For more information about the convention go to: http://www.ndsccenter.org/the-convention/

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October 2016

2016 Buddy Walk

October 15, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Huntsville Jaycees Building, 2180 Airport Rd
Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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Our North Alabama group BUDS, will be hosting our 14th annual Buddy Walk on Saturday, October 15th, 2016. The walk will take place at the Huntsville Jaycees Building in Huntsville, AL .   The goal of the Buddy Walk is to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The funds raised at the walk will allow BUDS to continue their efforts to support and educate families about Down syndrome, and also reach out to the North Alabama community.

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Mom’s Night out at Vintage Market and Paint Studio

October 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Since Down Syndrome Awareness Month is coming in October, we'll do a fun DS project this month at  Vintage Market & Paint Studio in Huntsville.  And who better to guide us through a project than fellow DS mom Tina Bedwell!   We will be doing an Altered "Thingy" class.  "Thingy" can be anything from a wine bottle, mason jar, ceramic pot, box, etc.  You provide the "thingy" and Tina will walk us through dressing it up.   The surface of the item you…

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January 2017

January Family Event- Carmike Cinemas

January 28, 2017 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Carmike Cinemas- Valley Bend 18, 1485 Four Mile Post Rd
Huntsville, AL 35802 United States
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Join BUDS for a sensory friendly movie.  The movie has not been announced yet but will probably be Moana or Sing.   Please arrive by 9:45 so we can get a head count, pay (admission only by BUDS), and get seated.  Hope to see you there!

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