United Way Young Leaders’ Society Fourth Annual Pie Eating Contest: May 25, 5 p.m. Heat Pizza, downtown Tuscaloosa. All participating charities who raise $100 or more will be allowed to keep half of those donations, thereby benefitting those groups as well. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. For more information, visit uwwa.org.
Fun Friday Night at CHOM: May 26, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information: (205) 349-4235 and chomonline.org.
Live at the Plaza Summer Concert Series: Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. The city of Tuscaloosa is once again hosting musical acts as part of this series. The concerts are free, and the atmosphere is family-friendly.
Saturday Storytime: May 27, 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.
Make a Lei at CHOM: May 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. All activities are included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
2017 Tuscaloosa Memorial Day Program: May 29, 9 a.m. Tuscaloosa Veterans Memorial Park. This year’s guest speaker for the program, sponsored by the Tuscaloosa Veterans Memorial Park Association and PARA is Alison Spann, daughter of Afghanistan soldier and hero, Johnny Michael Spann (1969-2001).
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.
Northport Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 6 a.m. to noon, 4150 5th Street, Northport. For more information, visit npfarmersmarket.com.
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.