DCL Weekly: Community Calendar of Events Featured

Summer is in full swing throughout West Alabama, and that means more time outdoors, and generally (for most of us) a sunnier disposition. Take advantage of some of these great local events and happenings this week.

And remember: If you’d like to have your event added to our online weekly calendar, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’re happy to add anything you’d like to announce.

Free Estate Planning Workshop: June 20, 6-8 p.m. Red Oak Legal, PC (500 Towncenter Blvd., Ste. B in Tuscaloosa). Presented by local attorney Steve Wiggins. Topics include wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives, living wills, long-term care, Medicaid qualification, and probate administration. Registration required. Call 205-764-1262 or go to redoaklegalpc.com.  

Bama Art House Films Summer Series Presents “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City”: June 20, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 general, $7 for students and seniors, $6 for Arts Council members. Discount Punchcard Tickets ($60) will be available at the door prior to screenings. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (205) 758-5195 or visit bamatheatre.org.

Fun Friday Night at CHOM: June 23, 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: Friday, June 23, 6-9 p.m. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. The City of Tuscaloosa is once again hosting musical acts as part of this weekly series. The concerts are free, and the atmosphere is family-friendly. This week’s musical performance is from Justin Oliver.

2nd Annual Dirt, Sweat & Gears Trail Duathlon: June 24, 6:30-11 a.m. Lake Lurleen State Park. This DCH Foundation and DCH Sports Medicine’s event features a 10-mile trail bike ride followed by a 5K run. This duathlon also allows team competition. Tickets: $45 individual/$80 team. For more information, call (205) 759-7349. 

Saturday Storytime: June 24, 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.

National Rat Catcher’s Day at CHOM: June 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. CHOM has been invaded by rats! Help catch them all and cash them in for prizes. All activities are included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.

Tyrese with Special Guests: June 24, 7 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280. 

Ongoing:

Kids Clay Camps at Kentuck:  Kentuck Art Center, Northport. Registration is now open for uly Kids Clay Camps at Kentuck. Classes for 6-8 year olds and ages 9+, with four summer sessions. Cost: $130 per session (10 percent off for members). For more information, call (205) 758-1257 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market: Tuesdays and 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.

Homegrown Alabama Farmer’s Market: Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. Canterbury Episcopal Chapel, Tuscaloosa. This University of Alabama student-run farmer’s market features vendors from all over the state, along with live music from local musicians. For more information, visit homegrownalabama.ua.edu.

Take the Tour: Ever wondered what happens to the recyclable items City crews collect each week? Visit the City of Tuscaloosa recycling plant and watch the process up close. See how bottles, cans, paper, and boxes are sorted, processed, and baled in the facility. Learn about the importance of recycling – and how recycling benefits our community every day. Free tours are given Monday through Friday, but must be scheduled in advance. Visit www.tuscaloosa.com/ESD or call Tuscaloosa 311 to learn more.

Upcoming:

 Green Scenes Summer Movie Series: Cool off, relax, and enjoy a free movie each Friday in July during the family-friendly Green Scenes Indoor Summer Movie Series at the City of Tuscaloosa Environmental Services Complex on Kauloosa Avenue. Movies will run each Friday in July and start at 1pm. Arrive early to get your seats, as seating is limited to the first 100. Watch Finding Dory, Wall-E, Moana, and Toy Story 3 this summer, and enjoy free popcorn and refreshments. For more information, or to reserve a large group, call Tuscaloosa 311.

 

 

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