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!

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.

Chamber in Session: State of the State: May 15, 11:30 a.m. Embassy Suites, downtown Tuscaloosa. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey will speak at this annual event, designed to provide Chamber members with updates from key officials on public policy topics. For tickets, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

Kentuck Art Center Ladies Night: May 17, 5 to 7 p.m. Kentuck Art Center, Northport. The featured gallery shop artist will be Leigh Lynn. During the event, all shop items will be 10 percent off, and Kentuck members will receive 20 percent off. Refreshments will be served.

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.

Druid City Pride Crawfish Boil: May 20, 2 p.m. Loosa Brews, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy great crawfish and company at DCP’s first-ever crawfish boil. Donations are appreciated. For more information, visit @DruidCityPride on Facebook.

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. 

Upcoming:

Theatre Tuscaloosa Presents “Second Samuel”: Through May 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.   

Alabama Boxing Hall of Fame Show and Induction Ceremony: May 25, 6 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. The 2nd Annual Boxing Hall of Fame Show, hosted by Skyy Boxing Gym, includes six fights, including Tuscaloosa star Deon Nicholson, the debut of Marsellos Wilder, and Robert Alfonzo defending his heavyweight belt. Evander Holyfield will be inducted, along with Byron Mitchell, Flynn Gerald, Bill Irby, and Eugene Tillman. For tickets, visit facebook.com/events/387750661635633.

Chase Evan Live at Band of Brothers: May 25, 7 p.m. Band of Brothers, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy one of the area’s best acoustic guitar players and relax heading into the Memorial Day weekend.

National Lucky Penny Day at CHOM: May 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Play Pass the Penny, search the museum for big pennies, bring your own pennies for the wishing well, and make your own lucky penny. For more information, visit chomonline.org.

Young Tuscaloosa’s “Food for Thought”: May 31, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hotel Indigo, Tuscaloosa. Join Young Tuscaloosa for a special Food for Thought as we host Probate Judge candidates Ted Sexton and Rob Robertson with an open forum. This event is free for YT members and $10 for non-YT members. For more information, visit youngtuscaloosa.com.

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.; 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. 

 

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