Yellow Kitten Learns Good Manners Parent-Child Etiquette Class: July 27, 11 a.m. Ernest and Hadley Booksellers, downtown Tuscaloosa. Mom 'N' I Publishing, LLC co-owner Mary Sood is presenting this free class in conjunction with the release of Yellow Kitten Learns Good Manners, the first in the publisher's new Yellow Kitten book series. Children are invited to bring their stuffed animals (preferably kittens) to the event. Participants will practice
Green Scenes Summer Movie Series Presents “Toy Story 3”: July 28, 1-3 p.m. City of Tuscaloosa Environmental Services Complex on Kauloosa Avenue. Arrive early to get your seats, as seating is limited to the first 100. Enjoy free popcorn and refreshments! For more information or to reserve a large group, call Tuscaloosa 311.
Mr. Pig Goes to the Market: July 28, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. Proceeds from this annual event benefit the American Cancer Society. Tickets: $25 ($40 for couples). For more information, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/o/piggly-wiggly-amp-american-cancer-society-6702530573.
The ACT Presents “The Lion King Jr.”: July 28-30, Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. This Disney musical, presented by an all-youth cast, tells the story of young Simba, who flees his pride lands and begins an unforgettable adventure that will eventually see him crowned as the Lion King. For show times, visit TheACT.info or call (205) 393-2800.
Live at the Plaza: Fridays in July, 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.
Fun Friday Night at CHOM: July 28, 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.
15th Annual Hot Hundred Bicycle Ride: July 29, UA Recreation Center, Tuscaloosa. The Hot Hundred is the sole fundraiser for the Tuscaloosa Mental Health Alliance (TMHA). Hundreds of riders are expected to participate in this century bicycle ride. For more information, including registration information, visit bikehothundred.com.
Saturday Storytime: July 29, 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.
Scavenger Hunt at CHOM: July 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Follow the clues and you must play fair. Prizes will be awarded. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235.
Author Carolyn Breckenridge Reading and Book Signing: July 29, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Reading at 11 a.m.). Ernest and Hadley Booksellers, downtown Tuscaloosa. Carolyn W. Ezell, (pen name Carolyn Breckinridge), recipient of the 2017 Literary Druid City Arts Award, will be signing 'Tuscaloosa Moon' and 'Tuscaloosa Boneyard.' For more information, call (205) 632-5331.
Midtown Village “Screen on the Green” Presents “Sing”: July 29, 8 p.m. on the Green at Midtown Village. This free summer film series features great kids’ movies. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy. For more information, visit midtownvillagetuscaloosa.com.
All Fired Up Summer Camp: July 24-28, 9 a.m. to Noon. 1825 Mcfarland Blvd N #190, Tuscaloosa. Kids can enjoy a variety of different activities, including movie night, camp food, picnics, desserts, and school lunch themes. Cost: $200 for the week; $50 per day. For more information, call (205) 343-0015.
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.