Toys for Tots Applications: Oct. 15-19. McDonald Hughes Activity Center (PARA), Tuscaloosa. Members and friends of the Alabama Marines Foundation will accept Christmas toy applications Oct. 15-19 from 10 a.m. to Noon, and Oct. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. Families with children ages 0-12 years are welcome to apply. Parents should bring their photo ID and social security card, as well as a birth certificate and social security card for each child.
Bama Art House Films Presents “Disobedience”: Oct. 16, 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.
Halloween Spooktacular at CHOM: Oct. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Your costume and a food bank item are your admission. Tickets available to play carnival games for prizes. All ages with adult. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Chris Stapleton with Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb: Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. For more information, visit Ticketmaster.com, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280 or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.
Theatre Tuscaloosa Presents “God of Carnage”: Oct. 19-28. Bean-Brown Theatre, Tuscaloosa. In this 2009 Tony-award winner, a playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. For show times and more information, including tickets, call 205-391-2277 or visit theatretusc.com.
2018 Bone Bash: Oct. 19, 6:30-10 p.m. Kennedy-Foster House, Tuscaloosa (1842 25th Avenue). Celebrate National Bone and Joint Day by spending a great evening at a wonderful, historic home with great bones! Profits from this event will benefit the Arthritis Foundation of Alabama. Wear a costume, or come in cocktail attire! We’re also celebrating the Kennedy-Foster House’s recent placement on the National Historic Registry. Children are also welcome, and guests will enjoy games, entertainment, a partial home tour and great food. Tickets are $20. For more information, and tickets, visit @KennedyFosterHouse on Facebook.
Sawyerville 8th Annual 5K: Oct. 20, 8 a.m. (registration); 9 a.m. (race time). St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Greensboro. This Tuscaloosa Track Club certified, Grand Prix event raises funds for the Sawyerville, which includes summer camp, summer learning, mentoring, scholarships, and more. For more information, visit sawyerville.org.
47th Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts: Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Kentuck Park, Northport. Hundreds of artists will exhibit works, along with demonstrations, music, food, and more. Single day tickets: $10; weekend passes: $15. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Kentuck Gallery Shop, or at the gate. For additional information, visit kentuck.org.
The Human Body at CHOM: Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Creep on down to CHOM and enjoy learning all about the human body. Make your own x-ray and create a spinal cord! All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Miracle League of Tuscaloosa Super Hero Day: Oct. 20 (games begin at 9 a.m.). LeeAnna Grace Cunningham Field, Sokol Park North. Local first responders will be at the games cheering on the players. Fire trucks, police cars, and even Sparky the Fire Dog will be there, too. For more information, visit miracleleagueoftuscaloosa.com.
T-Town Witches Ride: Oct. 21, 4-7:30 p.m. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. Witches will fly (well, they’ll ride bikes) through the streets of downtown Tuscaloosa to raise funds for The Arc of Tuscaloosa County, Inc. Enjoy awards, entertainment, food and beverages, a kid zone, and raffle prices. Entry: $25; participants must be 18 and over and dressed as a witch. For more information, visit thearcoftuscaloosa.org.
City of Tuscaloosa’s Second Annual Tech-or-Treat Night: Oct. 23, 6-8 p.m. Tuscaloosa Gateway Innovation and Discovery Center. City departments and various community organizations will pass out candy to guests in costume. Along with candy, guests will also have the chance to receive tech-related items, from cell phone accessories to digital storage devices. This event is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
CSI: CHOM, Child Science Investigators: Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. What’s in the evidence bag? Learn about fingerprint analysis, DNA extraction, and solve the CHOM crime! All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Miracle League of Tuscaloosa Trunk-or-Treat: Oct. 27 (games begin at 9 a.m.). LeeAnna Grace Cunningham Field, Sokol Park North. layers can trick or treat at different tables and play games. The petting zoo will also be at the field. For more information, visit miracleleagueoftuscaloosa.com.
Humane Society of West Alabama’s Black Cat Masquerade: Oct. 27, 6-10 p.m., Bear Creek Manor, Tuscaloosa. Guests are encouraged to wear semi-formal attire or gothic costumes. There will be hors d’oeuvres, a live band and dancing, a cash bar, and a silent auction. Proceeds from the event will support the work of the HSWA. Tickets are $35 each or $50 per pair. Tickets can be purchased online at humanesocietyofwa.org or at the Cat Adoption Center.
5th Annual Alabama NF Walk: Oct. 28, 1 p.m. Tuscaloosa Riverwalk, Tuscaloosa. All funds raised support the clinical research and educational programs for neurofibromatosis through the Children’s Tumor Foundation. For more information, visit join.ctf.org/event/2018-nf-walk-alabama/e172656.
Haunted Tuscaloosa Tours: Through-Oct. 26. The Historic Drish House. For more information, including specific tours, times, and more, visit hauntedtuscaloosatours.com.
Tuscaloosa Barnyard Pumpkin Patch: Fridays-Sundays October, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Turner Bridge Rd, Tuscaloosa. Includes pumpkins, hayrides, a petting zoo, a jumping pillow, and more. $15 per person. For more information, call (205) 248-0773, (205) 454-8841 or visit tuscaloosabarnyard.com.
Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon. 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.