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Discussion around mental health has taken to the national stage in recent weeks, and the Tuscaloosa Mental Health Alliance says one in four Alabama residents are affected by mental illness. That’s why the local cycling enthusiasts of the Druid City Bicycle Club come together every year to host the Hot Hundred Bike Ride.

The Miracle League of Tuscaloosa wrapped up its spring season on May 19 in a major way, with a slew of games, and a big celebration at The LeeAnna Grace Cunningham Field at Sokol Park North.

We have all heard the phrase, “If you don’t like the current weather, just wait awhile, it will change.” True, true! And it’s those changes that we need to pay attention to.

For many of us, a babysitting gig was our first job. Training for the position is important, for the sitters and for the parents’ peace of mind. How can young people who want to land a great babysitting job get the necessary training they need?

The DCH Health System will help young teens be better babysitters through Safe Sitter classes offered this month.

Looking for a quick escape from the heat? Head to the movies – and bring the whole family. This summer, Cobb Theaters (now CMX Cinemas) is offering free, family-friendly summer movies through early August. Shows at the Hollywood 16 in Tuscaloosa start at 10 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (doors open at 9:30 a.m.). New movies will be shown each week, and they’re appropriate for all ages. 

Here are some choice films playing this summer, and my thoughts on each… 

Forty-one members of the 2017-18 class of Leadership Tuscaloosa, a nine-month leadership development program, graduated at a ceremony held at Smith Hall’s Museum of Natural History May 17. 

Every year, the young minds being shaped right here in Tuscaloosa get brighter and more driven for success. In every school in the city and county, you’ll find faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping Tuscaloosa’s young people create a promising future for themselves. Whether these students stay here in town, or follow their dreams to another part of the world, there is no doubt that the community has been better with them a part of it.

Do you know an artist in need? Kentuck Art Center & Festival, in partnership with Tuscaloosa City Schools, is offering seven need-based scholarships to kids ages 8-12 for Imagination & Enrichment Summer Art Camp, instructed by Studio Artist Sydney Gruber. 

Q: I’m having some issues concentrating at work lately. I’ve just generally felt “blah.” My doctor gave me a clean bill of health – but how can I boost my energy and get over this hump? 

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey will speak to Chamber members at Tuesday’s Chamber in Session: State of the State event, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at Embassy Suites.

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Druid City Living (DCL) is Tuscaloosa, Alabama's premier community newspaper, covering the great people, places and activities of the area.

 

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