DCL Weekly: Community Calendar of Events

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.

This week’s calendar of events is a little thin, but we’re heading into a lovely, relaxing holiday weekend. For those of you heading to Orlando to roll with the Crimson Tide, safe travels - and Rammer Jammer from all of us here at DCL.

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 Presents “RBG”: Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 general, $7 for students and seniors, $6 for Arts Council members. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit bamatheatre.org.

2018 Chamber in Session: State of the Community: Aug. 30, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Mayor of the City of Tuscaloosa, Mayor of the City of Northport, Probate Judge and Chairman of the Tuscaloosa County commission give a comprehensive update on the State of the Community, including a Q&A time with attendees. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com. 

Reach for the Stars at CHOM: Sept. 1, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Calling all young star gazers, come enjoy space crafts, planetarium shows, and more. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235. 

Camping World Kickoff Game – Alabama vs. Louisville: Sept. 1, 7 p.m. Camping World Stadium, Orlando. The Tide and Cardinals square off in this premier college football matchup, which will be broadcast on ABC. For more information, visit rolltide.com or campingworldstadium.com. 

Upcoming

Bama Art House Films Presents “The Rider”: Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 general, $7 for students and seniors, $6 for Arts Council members. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit bamatheatre.org.

Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa Adopt-A-School Golf Tournament: Sept. 6, Ol’ Colony Golf Complex, Tuscaloosa. This tournament is the annual fundraising event benefitting the AAS program. Teams will play a morning flight at 8 a.m. or an afternoon flight at 1 p.m. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.

Kentuck Art Night in Downtown Northport: Thursday, Sept. 6, 5- 8 p.m. This monthly celebration of art and artists is free to the public. Enjoy live music, pop-up shops from local vendors, demonstrations by Kentuck studio artists, and more. For more information, visit kentuck.org/art-night. 

First Friday in Downtown Tuscaloosa: Sept. 7, 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. 

Theatre Tuscaloosa Presents “Forever Plaid”: Sept. 7-16. Bean-Brown Theatre, Tuscaloosa. After four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this hilariously nostalgic musical set in the 1950s. To purchase tickets and see show times, visit theatretusc.com or call the Theatre Tuscaloosa Box Office at (205) 391-2277.

CHOM’s Football Kickoff: Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Enjoy tailgate games, design your own jersey, make a giant fan finger, and cheer on your favorite team. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235.  

5th Street Vintage Market: Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 4150 5th Street, Northport. The Vintage Market is a great place to find unusual and unique treasures, from vintage books, clothes, and jewelry to handmade items, vinyl records, and more. For more information, visit 5thstreetvintagemarket.com. 

Ongoing

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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