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!

Bama Art House Films Summer Series: Tuesdays through July 17 (No screening on July 3), 7:30 p.m. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (205) 758-5195 or visit bamatheatre.org/bamaarthouse. 

Kids Clay Camps at Kentuck: Beginning June 19, The Clay Place, Kentuck’s Courtyard of Wonders. Red Dog Potter Shirley Hayes Dobbins instructs children on hand-building with clay, glazing, and self-expression. For more information, including age groups, pricing, and registration, call (205) 758-1257 or visit kentuck.org. 

Theatre Tuscaloosa’s Summer Theatre Camp: June 18-29, Sandra Hall Ray Fine Arts Center, Shelton State’s Martin Campus, Tuscaloosa. To register, or for more information, visit theatretusc.com. 

2018 Summer Northport Community Engagement Dinner: June 26, 5:30-7 p.m. The Levee, Northport. Join the Chamber, the Levee, and officials from Northport for dinner. This semi-annual event is designed to keep Northport business leaders and citizens informed on issues related to the Northport Community. Fees/admission: $20 (Chamber members); $30 (non-members). For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Caregiver Café Summer Speaker Series: June 26, 6 p.m. Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa (1801 Rice Mine Road North). This monthly educational seminar is “Communicating with Persons Living with Alzheimer's and Other Dementias.” For more information, call 205-345-1112. 

The Rude Mechanicals Present “Romeo and Juliet”: June 27-30, 8:00 p.m. (Live pre-show begins at 7:30 p.m.) The Park at Manderson Landing (69 Jack Warner Parkway), Tuscaloosa. Tuscaloosa’s own summer Shakespeare company performs this tale of love and tragedy. In case of rain, shows will move to the Allen Bales Theatre. For more information, call (205) 310-5287

Green Scenes Summer Movie Series Presents Zootopia”: June 29, 1-3 p.m. Richard A. Curry complex (3440 Kauloosa Avenue). Arrive early to get your seats, as seating is limited to the first 100. Enjoy free popcorn and refreshments! For more information or to reserve a large group, call Tuscaloosa 311.

Summer String Camp Performance: June 29, 4 p.m. Moody Music Building, University of Alabama campus. Members of the Summer String Camp 2018, a week-long program for rising 3rd through 12th grade students of all abilities, is concluding with a free performance by the Summer String Orchestra and the Chamber Music Mentors.

Live at the Plaza: June 29, 6 to 9 p.m. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. This week’s music is part of the Druid City Songwriter’s Festival – The Mulligan Brothers will also perform. This event is free.

Secret Agent Saturday at CHOM: June 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Secret messages and mysteries, agent badges and disguises…and more. All activities are included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org. 

Tedeschi Trucks Band with Drive-By Truckers, Marcus King Band: June 30, 6:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280. 

Upcoming:

Live at the Plaza: Fridays in July, 6-9 p.m. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. The City of Tuscaloosa is once again hosting musical acts as part of this series. The concerts are free, and the atmosphere is family-friendly. Bands playing this month include The Kemistry Project, Alabama Blues Project, Earl “Guitar” Williams, Corey Nolan, Plato Jones, Tim Few, and Sweet Home Symphony. 

Kids Clay Camps at Kentuck: Now through July 26, Kentuck Art Center, Northport. Registration is now open for July Kids Clay Camps at Kentuck. Classes for 6-8-year-olds and ages 9+, with multiple summer sessions. For more information, call (205) 758-1257 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Independence Day Bash at CHOM: July 3, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. July 4th Enjoy Civil Air Patrol demonstrations, activities, hot dogs, and lemonade, crafts, games and more – all included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235. 

Run 2 for T-Town: July 4, 7:30 a.m. NorthRidge Fitness, Northport. This fun, family-oriented, two-mile race includes lots of prizes and giveaways, music, and watermelon. Applications are available at Wagner’s RunWalk and NorthRidge Fitness.  

July 4th Celebration on the River: July 4, 6 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. This annual event is free and open to everyone and features the PARA Kids Zone (6 p.m.), a patriotic performance by the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra (8 p.m.) and a stunning firework show (9 p.m.). Amphitheater gates and concessions open at 6 p.m. 

Kentuck Art Night: July 5, 5-8 p.m. Main Avenue, Northport. This event is free to the public. For more information, visit kentuck.org/art-night.  

First Friday in Downtown Tuscaloosa: July 6, 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. This event is free to the public. Local galleries, businesses and restaurants are open as a way for the community to see what downtown Tuscaloosa offers. For more information, visit firstfridaytuscaloosa.com.  

Color Me Crazy at CHOM: July 7, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Design your own salt painting, create pointillism art, and test a lava lamp experiment. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235.

Ongoing:

Month of June

Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy Summer Camps: TCTA is offering free, four-day camps June 11-28, for students in grades 6 through 8. Camp topics include Engineering, Culinary Arts, Animation, Fire College, Police Academy, Cosmetology, Military/JROTC, TV Production, Drones, and Mercedes-Benz. Visit www.tuscaloosacityschools.com/Page/1947 for more information and to sign up.

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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