TSO Presents “Musical Brilliance – The Phenomenal Stewart Goodyear”: May 7, 7 p.m. Moody Music Building Concert Hall, Tuscaloosa. Stewart Goodyear, widely known as one of the greatest pianists of his generation, will perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Other selections include Iberia by Debussy and Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee by Schuller. For more information and tickets, visit tsoonline.org.
OLLI @UA Summer Kick-off Open House and Annual Meeting: May 9, 2-4 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, University of Alabama campus. Refreshments will be served and will include a brief review of accomplishments for the year, board elections, and on-site registration for summer courses. No registration is required, and the event is open to the public. For more information, contact the OLLI office at (205) 348-6482.
Celebrate Local: May 10, Noon to 7 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. Come shop the best of West Alabama at Celebrate Local, presented by the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and Bama at Work. More than 50 local and unique shops, boutiques, and vendors will be there, plus you could win amazing door prizes too. Admission is $5 at the door.
Youth for Christ Legacy Golf Challenge: May 10, Noon-5 p.m. NorthRiver Yacht Club. Deliver Christ-sharing ministry to thousands of teens by fielding a team or playing as an individual golfer. Business sponsorships are available. For more information, contact the YFC offices at (205) 752-3361.
Hats Off to Mothers – Mother’s Day Tea: May 10, Noon to 1 p.m. Focus on Senior Citizens of Tuscaloosa County (3801 Loop Road). We welcome mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and daughters. Hats encouraged. For more information, call 205-553-3133.
Five Horizons Health Services Presents “A Luau with Surfboards” Sunset Supper: May 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. The Fourth Annual Sunset Supper features catering by Dotson’s Burger Spot. Beach wear is encouraged! For tickets, visit donatenow.networkforgood.org/fhsunsetsupper.
Pickin’ for Parks: May 11-12, 8 a.m. to Noon, Northridge (Buddy Powell) Pavilion, Tuscaloosa. This yard sale by the Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority will feature tons of great items, including fitness equipment. For more information, visit tcpara.org
Morning Pointe Mother’s Day Garden Party: May 11, 4 to 6 p.m. Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa, Assisted Living. Indulge in a delightful afternoon Mother’s Day Garden Party, complete with appetizers, live music, and a Mother’s Day giveaway. Morningpointe.com.
Calico Street Troupe Performances: May 12 and May 26, 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. For upcoming show dates and times, visit calicostreet.com.
Second Annual Car and Bike Show for CAPS: May 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. University Mall Overflow Parking Lot, Tuscaloosa. Registration $25 (on-site beginning at 8 a.m.).
Hat Day at CHOM: May 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Make a giant hat or choose a hat from our treasure trunk to decorate. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
YomuCon at TPL: May 12, Noon to 4 p.m. Tuscaloosa Public Library Main Branch. This annual event includes a cosplay costume contest, an appearance by The Walking Dead actor Don Teems, local artists and authors, and more. For more information, visit Tuscaloosa-library.com.
Big Band Dance: May 12, 7-9 p.m. Leroy McAbee Sr. Center, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy the sounds of the Tuscaloosa Big Band at this event. Entry is free, and donations are accepted for EasterSeals West Alabama.
TPL Rocks! Summer Reading Program Signup: Begins May 14. Join the Tuscaloosa Public Library this summer for the Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program. For more information, visit Tuscaloosa-library.org/summerreading.
FOCUS Senior Appreciation Day: May 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. Stop by the front desk at FOCUS to register for this special event honoring seniors. For more information, call 205-553-3133.
2018 Tuscaloosa County Citizen of the Year: May 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Embassy Suites, downtown Tuscaloosa. Lin D. Moore will be honored during the annual Tuscaloosa Civitan Club luncheon co-hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. Tickets: $35. For tickets or more information, call Brett Laney at 205-759-3023.
HOWA Candlelight Service of Remembrance: May 16, 2 p.m. Grace Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa. You are invited to attend Hospice of West Alabama’s special service celebrating the life of your loved one. For more information, visit hospiceofwestalabama.com.
United Way Young Leader’s Society’s Fifth Annual Pie Eating Contest: May 17, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Heat Pizza, Government Plaza, Tuscaloosa. Come watch contestants eat (pizza!) pie as fast as they can for a good cause. For more information, visit uwwa.org.
Theatre Tuscaloosa Presents “Second Samuel”: May 18-27. Bean-Brown Theatre, Tuscaloosa. It's the late 1940s in Second Samuel, a sleepy, South Georgia town where it's hard to keep a secret, but everybody's got one. When beloved music teacher Miss Gertrude passes away, will the town ever be normal again? For show times, or to purchase tickets, visit theatretusc.com or call the Theatre Tuscaloosa Box Office at (205) 391-2277.
6th Annual Tuscaloosa Kids Triathlon: May 19, 9 a.m. Lake Lurleen State Park. Children of all athletic abilities are invited to participate in this beginner-friendly event, which benefits Secret Meals for Hungry Children. For more information, or to register online, visit raceroster.com/events/2018/16373/tuscaloosa-kids-triathlon.
Dance Like a Chicken at CHOM: May 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Camp Horne 5K Trail Run 2018: May 19, 4 p.m. Camp Horne, 13663 Keenes Mill Road, Cottondale. This fun, challenging course is for runners of all ages and abilities. Proceeds benefit the Black Warrior Council, Boy Scouts of America. To register, visit bwc-bsa.org.
Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa Presents “Tea Talks”: May 21, 11 a.m. Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa, Assisted Living, Tuscaloosa. Tea Talks is a free monthly educational talk series on various interesting topics, with coffee and tea. This month features a speaker from Anders Hardware. Talks are free and open to the public. For more information, call Sarah Pederson at (205) 239-8929.
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.; Tuesdays 3-6 p.m. 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.