Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Presents “Into the Beyond”: Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Moody Music Building Concert Hall, University of Alabama campus. Tickets are available at tsoonline.org or by phone at (205) 752-5515.
Pars 4 Paws Golf Tournament: Sept. 20, 1 p.m. (lunch at 11:30 a.m.), Ol’ Colony Golf Course, Tuscaloosa. Proceeds from this inaugural event will benefit the Humane Society of West Alabama. The tourney is a 25-team, four-man golf scramble. Trophies will be awarded, and the event also includes door prizes, a raffle, and more. For more information, call Mark Hughes (205) 556-1000.
Come Play with Big Al at CHOM: Sept. 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Get ready for Elephant Appreciation Day by hanging out with everybody’s favorite elephant – and bring your camera! For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235.
Saturday Storytime: Sept. 22, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuscaloosa Public Library (Main Branch). For more information, and to see other TPL events, visit Tuscaloosa-library.org.
National Elephant Appreciation Day at CHOM: Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Learn about the world’s largest living land mammal, and what you can do to help conservation efforts through games, crafts, and more. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235.
Just for You Day: Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Main Floor, Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center, DCH, Tuscaloosa. The staff of the Cancer Center invites all current and former patients (with one guest) to celebrate their survivorship. Survivors will be honored with a day of exciting events just for you – music, vendors, pampering, special guests, entertainment, a survivor fashion show, and more. Registration is on-site.
Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre Presents Mary Poppins JR.: Sept. 28-30, Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins JR. is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, and breathtaking dance numbers. For more information, including show times and tickets, visit tuscaloosachildrenstheatre.net.
Fantasia: Sept. 28, 7 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.
Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play at CHOM: Sept. 29, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Hop, skip, or jump your way down to CHOM to help celebrate the Worldwide Day of Play. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235.
Bark at the Barre: Sept. 30, 2 p.m. The Barre Code, Tuscaloosa. This 30-minute stretch class will be led by Master Trainer Cat Noble – and there will be puppies! Participate for $15. All proceeds benefit the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter. For more information, visit https://ticketbud.com/events/7d6932d2-aa07-11e8-a88f-43cfb2facf81.
Haunted Tuscaloosa Tours: Through-Oct. 26. The Historic Drish House. For more information, including specific tours, times, and more, visit hauntedtuscaloosatours.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.