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.
Alabama Restaurant Week: Through Aug. 20. Several Tuscaloosa-area restaurants are participating in this annual event, with specially priced meals. For more information, visit alabamarestaurantweek.com.
Fun Friday Night at CHOM: Aug. 18, 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.
24th Annual Night Light Golf Tournament: Aug. 18, Tall Pines Golf Course, Tuscaloosa. This four-person scramble tournament benefits Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS). Golfers will play nine holes before dark, enjoy dinner, and play nine holes in the dark with glow in the dark golf balls. There will be door prizes, a grand prize, and a silent auction. For more information, visit capstuscaloosa.com or call (205) 758-1159.
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah 5K and Fun Run: Aug. 19, 8 a.m. (5K) and 9 a.m. (Fun Run). Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. This race through downtown helps to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis. Proceeds benefit The Thomas Plott Foundation. Registration fee (by Aug. 16): $30 (5K) and $20 for the Fun Run. To register, or for more information, visit plottfoundation.org.
Saturday Storytime: Aug. 19, 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 Potato Day at CHOM: Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Enjoy experiments, crafts and more. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235.
Carolyn Breckenridge Author Signing: Aug. 19, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Barnes and Noble, Tuscaloosa. Breckenridge, recipient of the Druid City Arts 2017 Literary Award, will be signing her mystery novels “Tuscaloosa Moon” and “Tuscaloosa Boneyard.”
Johnny Shines Blues Festival: Aug. 19. Doors open at 11 a.m., performances start at Noon. Band of Brothers Brewing Co., Tuscaloosa. Food, drinks, and lots of blues music bands are participating in this rain-or-shine event honoring the legacy of Johnny Shines. Tickets: $25 (VIP, includes special seating, a meal, and a flight of beer) or $20 for general admission.
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.