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By Candice Morris Tuscaloosa’s PARA Holidays on the River will be here before you know it, and it is sure to be one of the highlights this season. Now in its third year, this event has become a Tuscaloosa staple for holiday fun. The Holidays on the River winter village features an ice skating rink at the former Queen City Pool, located next to the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum.

There are also many exciting things going on with Holiday on the River this year. “For 2014, guests can expect story time with Santa, carriage rides, and character appearances,” Tuscaloosa River Market Director Christy Bobo. “Holidays on the River will showcase community programming at the ring, with appearances from local theater and dance organizations, as well as from local musicians.”

Holidays on the River was slated to kick off on Sunday, November 23, but because of the threat of inclement weather, the kickoff is set for Monday, November 24 at 2 p.m. 

Tuscaloosa Tennis Center announced today that Tommy Wade will be the Director of Tennis for the new Tuscaloosa Tennis Center, expected to open in February 2015.


"We are very excited to reveal that Tommy Wade will be our Director of Tennis,” said Tommy English, Managing Partner of Tuscaloosa Tennis Center. “Tommy’s expertise and background in the sport make him the perfect fit for our facility and the things we are trying to accomplish within our community. He is a great leader and we are thrilled to have him as part of our team."

On November 20 at 5:30 p.m. David Robertson will be in Tuscaloosa at Valor Grove Apartments on the VA campus. He will tour the facility that his non-profit High Socks For Hope furnished for homeless veterans. While there, he will meet some of the veterans and welcome them to their new homes.

The City of Tuscaloosa is expanding curbside recycling services to its nonresidential garbage customers beginning Monday, Dec. 1. This free, voluntary service is available to businesses, nonprofits, churches and government agencies with active City of Tuscaloosa water and garbage accounts.

On Tuesday, November 18, the Tuscaloosa Tennis Association is holding a tennis clinic at the University of Alabama’s varsity tennis courts. The event, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., is free.

You don’t have to be a tennis pro to participate. Any adults (18 and over) with any level of ability, beginner to advanced, are welcome to take part.

Make plans to attend the Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama fundraiser at Southern Ale House in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday, November 18, from 4 to 9 p.m. The evening helps to support Big Brothers Big Sisters by having dinner, as the servers are accompanied by the littles!

By Sheena Gregg This fall marks the 21st anniversary of the Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Food Drive benefiting the West Alabama Food Bank. Since its establishment in 1994, the program has raised approximately 3 million pounds of food to feed Alabama citizens in need.

Each year, the event takes place during the six weeks leading up to the Iron Bowl. This year’s event runs through November 21.

High Socks for Hope is, right now, working to furnish homes this week for 50 veterans in Tuscaloosa. The organization is hoping to complete this project over the next several weeks. What do they need? A lot.

It’s time to shop. Christmas is coming up quickly, and if you’d like to get a jump on the holiday shopping, a great way to do that is to check out some of our Tuscaloosa area churches’ bazaars. The third annual Turkey & Tinsel Holiday Bazaar is set for Sunday, November 16 – and it’s a perfect chance to shop ‘til you drop locally for charity.

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Pet Photos with Santa Claus

Come have your pet’s picture taken with Santa Claus! Bring one or all of your pets and family members to be photographed with jolly old St. Nick at Pet Supplies Plus, located on McFarland Boulevard.