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Stillman College today announced its Campus and Community Service days for Aug. 22 and Aug. 23.  Since his appointment as the sixth President of the College, Dr. Peter Edmund Millet has voiced the importance of strengthening Stillman’s student presence in the Tuscaloosa community.

“We want our students to be well prepared academically, but it is also vital for them to have a community presence and an appreciation for the importance of service. We designate these two days as a time in which they will strengthen their commitment to their College home and also to their community. We are looking forward to having a strong Stillman presence in the community. Whether it is at a local school, community center or senior center, we want the Tuscaloosa community to know that Stillman is here and we care about what takes place outside of our gates,” said Millet.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 22, the Back to School Campus Clean-Up Day will be held.

It’s time to load up Fido and bring him on down to the ALSPCA’s first ever Dog Wash and Silent Auction at Tractor Supply Company in Northport! This event is the perfect opportunity to have someone else pamper your pet for a very, very good cause.

The 1st Annual Dog Wash & Silent Auction is planned for Saturday, August 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tons of wonderful volunteers will be on hand. It’s just $5 per dog for a bath and $5 for a nail trim.

Tuscaloosa’s First Presbyterian Church will hold a blood drive on Friday, August 22, from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. The J.R. Gibson memorial blood drive is an opportunity for everyone in the community to roll up their sleeves and give much-needed blood donations.

Auditions for the Tuscaloosa Community Dancers’ productions of The Nutcracker and The Little Mermaid are coming up this week. On Saturday, August 23, dancers will gather at Clark Hall on the University of Alabama campus. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and a mandatory parent/dancer orientation is planned for 10 a.m.

The University of Alabama Retirees Association (TUARA) has scheduled a charter bus to the Alabama vs West Virginia football game on Saturday, August 30. Part of proceeds will help fund the TUARA sponsored Robert E. Witt Book Scholarships for First Generation UA students.

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Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:00

Restaurant week kicks off in Tuscaloosa

If you’re itching to try a new restaurant, now’s the time: Tuscaloosa’s restaurant week kicks off on August 15, and runs through August 24. Numerous area restaurants are participating in the event, part of Alabama Restaurant Week.

This year, 17 different area eateries in Tuscaloosa and Northport are cooking up special menu items and offering fixed price lunch and dinner meals. Each meal will consist of various courses that highlight the best, most delicious foods they have to offer.

Blizzards in August? You bet! Thursday, August 14, is Miracle Treat Day, a day when Dairy Queen restaurants all over the country raise funds for children’s hospitals. Here in our area, the Dairy Queen on Southview Lane in Tuscaloosa is participating.

The Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society’s Sundown Lecture Series continues on Thursday, August 14, with a lecture on “Johnny Mack Brown.” The presentation will be led by Mr. Ken Gaddy, Director of the Paul W. Bryant Museum.

United Way of West Alabama is hosting its 2014 Campaign Kickoff Luncheon this Tuesday, August 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bryant Conference Center on the University of Alabama campus.

This is an annual event, and it will feature this year’s new campaign video debut, along with the campaign goal. In addition, the Homer S. Butler Agency of the Year Award will be presented.