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. 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.

Enjoy your week, T-Town!

West Alabama Works “WOW 2.0”: Feb. 7 (3-7 p.m.), Feb. 8 (8 a.m.-1 p.m.). Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa. This two-day event targets high school students, offering them a chance to meet with industry professionals in a job fair setting. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com. 

Etiquette Manor “Dateable Dining in Style” Class: Feb. 7, 6-8:30 p.m. Embassy Suites/Side by Side, downtown Tuscaloosa. This class includes a three-course meal. Single: $175; Couples: $295. For reservations (required by Feb. 5), email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Night to Shine Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation: Feb. 9, 6-9 p.m. Shelton State Community College. Night to Shine, hosted by Big Sandy Baptist and Valley View Baptist churches, is a prom for special needs individuals ages 14 and older. Guests will walk the red carpet, dance, and more. For more information, visit nighttoshinebama.org.  

Alabama Equestrian IHSA Show: Feb. 10-11, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. River Oaks Farm (5500 Culver Road). Admission is free, and food vendors will be on site.

Mardi Gras, CHOM Style: Feb. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Enjoy king cakes, and make masks. Have fun with beads, and enjoy moon pies. For more information, visit chomonline.org. 

Calico Street Troupe Performance: Feb. 10 and 24, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Northport Civic Center. This free, interactive, professional stage play for kids features costumed actors, dancers, special lighting, and music – all on a 36-foot stage. Each program is a new production, and all entertainment teaches right choices and good character through real-life drama. For upcoming show dates and times, visit calicostreet.com.   

The Great Tuscaloosa Chili Cookoff: Feb. 10, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. This annual event, sponsored by the Tuscaloosa Exchange Club, includes children’s activities, live entertainment, refreshments and of course, excellent chili. Sample multiple varieties and vote for your favorite! For more information, visit TuscalooaExchangeClub.org. 

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 8 5 Safe Boating Class: Feb. 10, Tuscaloosa County Courthouse Annex (2501 7th St.) in downtown Tuscaloosa. Successful completion of this one-day class/course fulfils the requirements needed to obtain an Alabama Boater’s License. Topics include boating law, safe boating and boat safety equipment. For more information, contact Lyn Spencer (205) 394-7808 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Mystic Krewe of the Druids Silver Anniversary Bal Masque: Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. This annual event benefits West Alabama Aids Outreach (WAAO). For more information, visit kreweofthedruids.org.   

Upcoming

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Presents “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”: Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Moody Music Building Concert Hall, UA campus. This evening of popular selections from opera and musical theatre pays tribute to, and celebrates a love so strong it can only be reflected in the brilliance of diamonds. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit tsoonline.org. 

Chamber Business After Hours: Feb. 13, 5-7 p.m. Trustmark National Bank, Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.     

Chinese New Year at CHOM: Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit chomonline.org.  

An Evening of Art and Blues, Alabama Blues Project: Feb. 17, Band of Brothers Brewing Company, Tuscaloosa. Proceeds from this event will go to support music programs for underserved children in West Alabama. The evening features live blues entertainment, a silent auction, and more. Advance tickets: $25; $30 at the door. 

Ongoing

Homegrown Alabama Farmer’s Market: Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. 812 5th Avenue, Tuscaloosa. This University of Alabama student-run farmer’s market features vendors from all over the state, along with live music from local musicians. homegrownalabama.ua.edu; (205) 210-9621  

Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market: 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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