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University of Alabama's Sorority Bid Day 2014 sees record numbers

{gallery}Bid Day 2014{/gallery}More than 2000 young women accepted bids from University of Alabama sororities on Saturday, August 16. Colonial Drive…

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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…

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CAPS Night Light Golf Tournament set for Friday

Child Abuse Prevention Services of Tuscaloosa (CAPS) is holding the 21st Annual Night Light Golf Tournament on Friday, August 22,…

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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.

Druid City Living Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

 

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.

By Kimberly Gibson

Is Las Vegas too far to travel?  Do you miss the excitement of Biloxi?Then come enjoy the casino atmosphere right here in Tuscaloosa as Hospice of West Alabama transforms NorthRiver Yacht Club into the casino of your dreams.  From blackjack to roulette to slot machines to a scrumptious buffet, you will find all your favorites at HOWA’s Blackjack & BBQ Cabaret evening, while checking out local celebrity dealers at the gaming tables. 

A local business is stepping up to try and raise funds for a Hillcrest High School teen battling a rare form of bone cancer. 16-year-old Angel Eaton is currently undergoing treatment for Ewing’s sarcoma. On Thursday, August 14, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will host the Cruisin’ for Angel car show at its location on Highway 69 South in Tuscaloosa. It’s an effort to help raise money for Eaton’s medical expenses.