DCL Weekly: Community Calendar of Events Featured

Here’s wishing all our Druid City Living readers a great week, filled with all kinds of outstanding local events. Get out, get involved, and above all else: Have fun.

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Bama Art House Films Presents “The Ornithologist”: Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 general, $7 for students and seniors, $6 for Arts Council members. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit bamatheatre.org. 

FOCUS on Senior Citizens 25th Annual Health Fair: Sept. 20, 9:30-11:30 a.m. McAbee Center (3801 Loop Road, Tuscaloosa). The FOCUS on Senior Citizens of Tuscaloosa County, Inc. Health Fair is free for senior citizens ages 50+. Flu shots will be available – bring your insurance card. For more information, call (205) 553-3133. 

Art with Friends: Sept. 21, 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.  

The ACT Presents “Disaster!”: Sept. 22-25, Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. The Actor’s Charitable Theatre presents this Broadway musical comedy – a homage to classic disaster films. This side-splitting show features earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos, and classic disco songs from the 1970s. For show times and tickets, visit TheACT.info or call (205) 393-2800. 

Annual Buy for RISE Charity Sale: Sept. 22, 5-8 p.m. (preview) and Sept. 23, 8-11 a.m., Rise Center, Tuscaloosa. Area merchants have donated high-end items to the University of Alabama RISE School, and deep discounts are offered. Money raised will help RISE. Tickets required for Friday night preview; free admission on Saturday. Tickets are available at the RISE Center. For more information, call (205) 348-7931. 

8th Annual Raising Hope Silent Auction: Sept. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. Catholic Social Services of West Alabama’s major fundraiser features silent auctions on a variety of different items, along with food, live music, a $1000 raffle, and more. For more information, including tickets, visit csstuscaloosa.org.  

Theatre Tuscaloosa Presents “The 39 Steps”: Sept. 22-Oct 1. Bean-Brown Theatre, Tuscaloosa. This two-time Tony and Drama Desk award-winning show is a mystery packed with nonstop laughs and zany characters. To purchase tickets, visit theatretusc.com or call the Theatre Tuscaloosa Box Office at (205) 391-2277. 

2017 Lake Tuscaloosa Cleanup Day: Sept. 23, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Volunteers will be collecting litter from Lake Tuscaloosa, including the water, shoreline, and tree-line. For more information, call Tuscaloosa 311.  

Canine Classic 5K Road Race: Sept. 23, 8 a.m. (7 a.m. registration). Kentuck Park, Northport. This road race benefits the Humane Society of West Alabama. The first 150 registrants will receive a t-shirt on the day of the race and all entrants will be entered into a drawing for door prizes. Walkers are welcome. For more information, visit humanesocietyofWA.org or tuscaloosatrackclub.com.  

Fall Family Fun Day at CHOM: Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Paint watercolor leaves, make leaf rubbings, and more. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235.  

The Garden Party 2017: Sept. 24, 5-8 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. This annual fundraiser benefits Schoolyard Roots (formerly the Druid City Garden Project), bringing together local farmers and restaurants for one big feast. The evening also features a silent auction, locally brewed beer, a local band and a craft-makers’ auction. For more information and tickets, visit schoolyardroots.com/thegardenparty. 

Upcoming:

“We Are Proud to Present...”: Sept. 25-Oct. 1, Allen Bales Theatre, Rowand-Johnson Hall, University of Alabama campus. UA Theatre & Dance kicks off its season with this play, which features six actors planning and rehearsing a presentation about an African genocide. Tensions flare over how to tell the story. Tickets: $10. For more information, including show times, visit theatre.ua.edu or call (205) 348-3400.  

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Presents “The Majesty of Beethoven”: Sept. 25, 7 p.m. Moody Concert Hall, University of Alabama campus. Tickets are available at tsoonline.org or by phone at (205) 752-5515. 

Daryl Hall & John Oates with St. Paul & The Broken Bones: Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit Ticketmaster.com, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280 or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. 

Ongoing:

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.   

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