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DCL Weekly: Community Calendar of Events - Druid City Living, Tuscaloosa's premier community newspaper.

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.

Tuscaloosa County University of Alabama Alumni Kickoff Party: Aug. 9, 6-8 p.m. The Recruiting Room at Bryant-Denny Stadium. This event celebrates the beginning of a new academic and athletic year at the Capstone. This year’s guest speakers include Eli Gold, Javier Arenas, and Tommy Wilcox. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com/o/tuscaloosa-county-alumni-association-17487682840.  

Alabama Restaurant Week: Aug. 10-19. Several Tuscaloosa-area restaurants are participating in this annual event, with specially priced meals. For more information, visit alabamarestaurantweek.com.   

Charley Wilson with Big Pokey Bear and Chuck Johnson: Aug. 10, 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. 

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 8 5 Safe Boating Class: Aug. 11, 8:30 a.m. Tuscaloosa County Courthouse Annex auditorium (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. For more information, contact Ward McFarland (205) 799-2400 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Super Mario Blowout at CHOM: Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Collect coins for prizes, play Mario games, craft your own power-up item, and more. Costumes are welcome. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235. 

Family Fun Day for JDRF: Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Randall-Reilly (3200 Rice Mine Road NE), Tuscaloosa. This free event is a great chance for everyone in the community to connect and enjoy a day of food, music, games, inflatables, and more – all to help raise awareness about type 1 diabetes. For more information about JDRF, visit alabama.jdrf.org.  

OLLI@UA Summer Kickoff and Annual Meeting: Aug. 13, 2-4 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy refreshments while discovering everything OLLI has to offer. Also, there will be a brief review of the year's accomplishments as well as board elections. OLLI@UA provides mature adults, 50+, with social, educational, and travel opportunities. For more information, visit olli.ua.edu or call (205) 348-6482. 

Upcoming

OLLI@UA Summer Kickoff and Annual Meeting: Aug. 13, 2-4 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy refreshments while discovering everything OLLI has to offer. Also, there will be a brief review of the year's accomplishments as well as board elections. OLLI@UA provides mature adults, 50+, with social, educational, and travel opportunities. For more information, visit olli.ua.edu or call (205) 348-6482. 

United Way Campaign Kickoff Luncheon: Aug. 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, UA campus. Meet and hear from campaign volunteers and learn West Alabama’s fundraising goal for the annual United Way campaign. For more information, visit uwwa.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Chamber Business After Hours: Aug. 14, 5-7 p.m. Bryant Bank, Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com. 

5th Annual Alabama Veterans Reunion: Aug. 18, various locations in Tuscaloosa. This is a weekend filled with activities and events to honor those in Alabama who’ve served our country. Many of the events are free. For more information, or to register, visit alabamaveteransreunion.com. 

Weird Contest Day at CHOM: Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Compete for prizes in weird and wacky contests throughout CHOM. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235. 

8th Annual Johnny Shines Blues Festival: Aug. 18. All day at Band of Brothers Brewing Co., Tuscaloosa. Food, drinks, and lots of blues music bands are participating in this rain-or-shine event honoring the legacy of Johnny Shines.  

Ongoing

Midtown Village “Screen on the Green”: Saturdays through Aug. 11, 8 p.m. on the Green at Midtown Village. This free summer film series features great kids’ movies. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy. For more information, visit midtownvillagetuscaloosa.com.

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. 

Northport Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 6 a.m. to noon, 4150 5th Street, Northport. For more information, visit npfarmersmarket.com. 

DCH Regional Medical Center Support Groups

Cancer Wellness Support Group meets monthly from Noon-1 p.m. in the Wellness Room at the Manderson Cancer Center. We welcome current and former patients of the Manderson Cancer Center (and a caregiver) who have been diagnosed with cancer, during all phases of their treatment and recovery. Reservations are requested. For more information and to RSVP, call Jana Smith, Outreach Coordinator, at 205-759-7877.

HeART: Healing with the Arts free art workshop is open to all current and former Manderson Cancer Center patients, family members and caregivers. Workshops are held twice weekly, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 1-4 p.m., giving participants an opportunity to use art to express their feelings through creative expression. All art supplies are provided. No cost. The Art Gallery has countless paintings displayed for sale and open to the public. All proceeds from these sales go to fund supplies for the art room and DCH Foundation’s Help and Hope Fund.

IMPACT Identifying Many Positives After Cancer Treatment meets monthly from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., typically at First Methodist Church Tuscaloosa. IMPACT aims to provide support, information, education, and community service to benefit themselves, other breast cancer survivors, and their families. Reservations are requested. For more information and to RSVP, call Jana Smith, Outreach Coordinator, at 205-759-7877.

Look Good… Feel Better is a free program sponsored in partnership with American Cancer Society for women who are undergoing cancer treatment. Come learn how to deal with the changes in your skin and appearance. Attendees receive a wonderful collection of skin care and makeup products. Classes meet monthly from 1-3 p.m. in the Manderson Cancer Center Wellness Room. Call 205-759-7877 for more information or visit lookgoodfeelbetter.org.

Prostate Cancer Support Group meets Noon-1 p.m. every other month in the Wellness Room at the Manderson Cancer Center. Current and former patients of the Manderson Cancer Center (and a caregiver) are welcome. This group is offered to provide community-based education and support to help men and their families cope with prostate cancer. Reservations are requested. For more information and to RSVP, call Jana Smith, Outreach Coordinator, at 205-759-7877.

STRETCH is a unique exercise and support program offered by the Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center and UA Recreation Center for women who have had a breast cancer diagnosis. “Stretching” can begin weeks after surgical procedures. Patients must obtain physician approval. Classes meet twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. at the UA Student Recreation Center. For more information, call Katrina Lewis, Patient Navigator, at 205-330-3647.

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