PARA Spring Break Day Camp: This Week. Open to children from ages kindergarten through eighth grade at the Belk and Phelps Centers. Day camp lasts from 7:30 a.m. through 5:45 p.m., with early-bird drop off for an additional charge. For more information, visit tcpara.org/recreation/parakids/school-holiday-camp.
Tuscaloosa Mental Health Alliance Fundraiser: March 15, 5 to 8 p.m. Pieology (1211 University Blvd #250). All community members are welcome to eat pizza and raise funds to assist those facing the challenges and stigma of mental illness. Please mention “TMHA” at checkout. For more information about the Alliance, visit tuscaloosamha.org.
Art with Friends: March 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Tuscaloosa Museum of Art: Home of the Westervelt Collection. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit tuscaloosamoa.org.
Search for Shamrocks at CHOM: March 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Search the museum for lucky Shamrock Coins all day, and trade coins for prizes in the Lucky Leprechaun Shoppe. All activities are included in admission. For more information, including times, visit chomonline.org.
ACT Theatre Camp Presents “Madagascar, Jr.”: March 17, 7:30 p.m. March 18, 2 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information, call (205) 393-2800.
Sakura Festival at CHOM: March 18. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Celebrate the Sakura Festival by making handprint blossoms, Japanese lanterns and carp kites, origami, and more All activities are included in admission. For more information, including times, visit chomonline.org.
Saturday Storytime: March 18, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuscaloosa Public Library (Main Branch). For more information, and to see other TPL events, visit Tuscaloosa-library.org. For additional activities, visit tuscaloosa-library.org/calendar.
Band of Brothers Second Annual Chili Cook Off: March 18, 4 p.m. Free to the public, $15 entry fee for contestants. Doors open at 1 p.m. – cookoff begins at 4. Live music at 7 p.m. For more information, call (205) 246-2569.
Metro Animal Shelter Shoe Collection Drive: Through Apr. 30 Metro will earn funds for the number of shoe pairs collected. Donate gently worn, used or new shoes at Metro Animal Shelter, Pet Supermarket, and Pet Smart.
Bama Belle, Black Warrior River Paddle-Boat Cruises: Fridays, 7 p.m. (BBQ cruise, catered by Full Moon Barbecue, $29 per person). Saturday, 4 p.m. (Sunset Cruise, $15). Sunday, 3 p.m. (Sightseeing Cruise, $15). For more information, visit bamabelle.com.
Homegrown Alabama Farmer’s Market: Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. 812 5th Avenue, Tuscaloosa. This University of Alabama student-run farmer’s market features vendors from all over the state, along with live music from local musicians. homegrownalabama.ua.edu; (205) 210-9621
Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 7 a.m.-Noon. Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Blvd, Tuscaloosa. Shop for fresh produce, grass fed beef, baked goods, cheeses and more. Buy fresh, buy local. For more information, visit tuscaloosarivermarket.com or call (205) 248-5295.