“Service to Man” is a drama that chronicles the bond between a pair of medical students – one white, one black – at Meharry Medical College, a small school in Tennessee, during the turbulence and violence of the civil rights movement in 1968. It was also shot entirely in the Tuscaloosa area.

The Community Foundation of West Alabama has awarded the second annual Elois Zeanah Endowed Scholarship to two local students. Price McGiffert, Jr. of the University of Alabama and Valentyna Trull of Judson College are the 2017 recipients.

The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will present the musical “Fourscore and Seven Years Ago” at the Bama Theatre on January 23, 2018. A production of the professional ensemble ArtsPower, the show is part of the Bama Fanfare educational series at the theatre.

Reading to your children is a wonderful family activity. If you'd like to encourage your children to read more, here are some tips.

Music & Memory Tuscaloosa, a student-driven Alzheimer’s advocacy group at the University of Alabama, will be collecting gently used IPods at the Ferguson Center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday of this week. The group helps brings personalized music into the lives of Alzheimer’s patients, who, through their favorite music, have shown tremendous recall, according to research cited by the national chapter, musicandmemory.org. 

St. Martin’s Day is a beloved festival in German-speaking countries. And this year, Tuscaloosa is celebrating with a special St. Martin’s Day parade on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Tuscaloosa Academy.

It’s no secret the biggest rivalry in the state of Alabama exists on and off the football field. However, every year students from both Auburn University and The University of Alabama partner with their local communities to use that rivalry for a good cause.

The American Red Cross of Shelton State is holding a hurricane relief drive through Friday, Nov. 10. Donations will be included in “comfort kits.” They’ll be delivered to victims of the recent hurricanes.

This is it. You’ve found the fuzziest, cutest, most-embarrassing-13-years-from-now costume for your Little. Or maybe you’ve lost sleep as you’ve scrolled aimlessly through social media for ideas … which lead to more ideas … which obviously lead to finding and obsessing over instructions for your first DIY costume project. Oy vey! 

Head Start/Early Head Start, a division of Community Service Programs of West Alabama (CSP), Inc. follows the national requirement of reserving and serving 10 percent of its enrollment to include children with disabilities; including but not limited to physical, hearing, visual, emotional, speech and health impairments. 

Head Start staff work with local school districts and community agencies to make sure that the special needs of all children are met. Within 45 days of enrollment into the program, each child will complete developmental, speech and language, hearing and vision screenings. 

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