Morning Pointe Summer Speaking Series: Aug. 7, 6:30-8 p.m. Morning Pointe, Tuscaloosa. Attorney Gaines Brake, former Director of University of Alabama Elder Law Clinic and Cognitive Dynamics Board Member, will discuss elder law. For more information, call (205) 469-8056.
Chamber Business After Hours – Bryant Bank: Aug. 8, 5-7 p.m. Bryant Museum, Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.
Theatre Tuscaloosa Presents “SecondStage: The Other Place”: Aug. 9-12. Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Tuscaloosa. Researcher Juliana Smithton’s life as it takes a disorienting turn when her research leads to a breakthrough. A mystery unravels in a cottage on the windswept shores of Cape Cod. For more information, including show times and tickets, visit theatretusc.com.
OLLI@UA Information Session: Aug. 10, 5-6 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. Attend and bring a friend! You’ll learn about OLLI classes, how to become a member, and what OLLI is all about. Enjoy refreshments while learning how OLLI can be the more you’re looking for. OLLI@UA provides mature adults, 50+, with social, educational, and travel opportunities. For more information, visit olli.ua.edu or call (205) 348-6482.
Tuscaloosa County University of Alabama Alumni 4th Annual Kickoff Party: Aug. 10, 6-8 p.m. The South End Zone at Bryant-Denny Stadium. This event celebrates the beginning of a new academic and athletic year at the Capstone. This year’s guest speaker is Bobby Humphrey. For more information, visit alumni.ua.edu.
Fun Friday Night at CHOM: Aug. 11, 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.
Habitat for Humanity Vets for Vets Program: Aug. 11. 6 p.m. Grand Ballroom, Hotel Capstone, Tuscaloosa. This evening pays homage to local veterans who’ve dedicated their time to assisting other veterans with home repairs. For more information, call (205) 349-4629.
Battle at the Belk 2017: Aug. 11, 7 p.m. Belk Center in Bowers Park, Tuscaloosa. Professional boxing returns to Tuscaloosa, with a title fight between Robert Alfonso and Devin Vargas. Local fighters will also be on the card. Tickets: $25 (general), $40, $60 (first row reserved). VIP tables of 6 (including dinner buffet): $500. For more information, including tickets, call (205) 799-1696.
Alabama Restaurant Week: Aug. 11-20. Several Tuscaloosa-area restaurants are participating in this annual event, with specially priced meals. For more information, visit alabamarestaurantweek.com.
Mario’s Super Blowout at CHOM: Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235.
Saturday Storytime: Aug. 12, 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.
Calico Street Troupe Performance: Aug. 12 and 26, 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Northport Civic Center. Bring the whole family to this free, interactive, professional stage play for kids which features costumed actors, dancers, special lighting, and music – all on a 36-foot stage. Performances teach right choices and good character. For more information, visit calicostreet.com.
Tuscaloosa Community Dancers “Nutcracker” Auditions: Aug. 13. Clark Hall, University of Alabama campus. Audition ages: 5 and up. The TCD production of “The Nutcracker” will be held Dec. 7-10. For complete details, including exact times for each age group to audition, visit the Tuscaloosa Community Dancers Facebook page or tuscaloosadancers.com.
Art with Friends: Aug. 17, 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.
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.