West Alabama Food Bank’s “All Aboard” Event: Nov. 8, 6 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. Area restaurants will provide their favorite dishes for this event, with proceeds benefiting WAFB. For tickets, visit westalabamafoodbank.org.
Fourth Annual SERVPRO Golf Tournament: Nov. 8, 8 a.m. (shotgun start), Ol’ Colony Golf Complex, Tuscaloosa. Proceeds from this tournament benefit Habitat for Humanity Tuscaloosa. This tournament has raised thousands for area charitable organizations. To register, or to become a sponsor, visit servprottowngolf.com.
Tuscaloosa Tablescapes: Nov. 8, 6-8 p.m. Tuscaloosa Career & Technology Academy. This come-and-go showcase features beautiful fall and holiday tablescapes designed by local interior designers and decorators, caterers, restaurants, florists, and more. Proceeds benefit students in the Hospitality and Tourism program at TCTA. Tickets: $10. For more information, including tickets, visit tuscaloosatablescapes.eventbrite.com.
TA Players Present “The Somewhat True Tail of Robin Hood”: Nov. 9-11, Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. For tickets and show times, visit taplayers.booktix.com.
41st Annual Lucy Jordan Ball, The DCH Foundation: Nov. 9, 6-11 p.m. NorthRiver Yacht Club, Tuscaloosa. For more information, including reservations, call (205) 759-7349.
3rd Annual Tuscaloosa Runs for Veterans Run/Walk 5K: Nov. 10, 8-10 a.m. Tuscaloosa VA Hospital (3701 Loop Road). Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama's Veterans Affairs Committee, the event will be held to provide support to several local charities, including the Tuscaloosa Veterans Memorial Park, the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center Homeless Shelter, and more. Registration (on site): $25. To register, visit ttownrunsforvets2.eventbrite.com.
Meet Bill “Brother” Oliver and Jimmy Sharpe: Nov. 10, 10-11 a.m. Paul W. Bryant Museum, University of Alabama campus (300 Bryant Drive). Meet honorary Alabama captains Bill “Brother” Oliver and Jimmy Sharpe, and get their autographs. The museum will be open extended hours on Saturday – from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – in recognition of a home game weekend. For more information, call 886-772-BEAR or visit bryantmuseum.com.
Honor Our Veterans Day at CHOM: Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Make a card to send to the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center or to give to a veteran you know. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Calico Street Troupe Performance: Nov. 10 and 17, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Northport Civic Center. Bring the whole family to this free, interactive, professional stage play for kids and their families, which features costumed actors, dancers, special lighting, and music – all on a 36-foot stage. Performances teach right choices and good character. For more information, visit calicostreet.com.
Woofstock: Nov. 11, 2-6 p.m. 11550 Stonehedge Road, Northport. This event supports Well Worn Paws – the Canine Compassion Fund’s future senior dog sanctuary. Enjoy wine and craft brews, a silent auction, and live music. Tickets are $20, and available online at caninecompassionfund.org and at Nancy & Co. Fine Jewelers.
Schoolyard Roots’ Garden Party: Nov. 11, 5:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. This 7th annual event is a feast for foodies, with seasonal, local, farm-to-table tastings, and more. For more information, and tickets, visit schoolyardroots.org/thegardenparty.
Veterans Day Program: Nov. 12, 10 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park, Tuscaloosa. The ceremony includes many patriotic observances to honor our area veterans. For more information, visit tuscaloosaveteranspark.org.
Chamber Business After Hours: Nov. 13, 5-7 p.m. Alabama One Credit Union, Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.
2018 River Pitch Competition: Nov. 14, 5-9 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. The River Pitch Business Idea Competition is an event for students and community members to pitch their ideas – in just three minutes. You can win up to $1000, get valuable feedback on your idea, and meet people who might be able to help you develop your idea into a business. For more information, visit Culverhouse.ua.edu.
ECW Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale: Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Randall Hall of Christ Episcopal Church, downtown Tuscaloosa. This annual event features original art, jewelry, cakes, pies, muffins, cookies, casseroles, and sides. Proceeds benefit the Episcopal Church Women of Christ Episcopal Church to fund outreach programs, and more. For more information, visit christchurch1828.org.
Sixth Annual Purchase with a Purpose Party: Nov. 15-16, 6-9 p.m. Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa. Vendors will include adoptive families, local nonprofits, fair trade artisans, and global missions, with all proceeds going back to those represented. Admission is free. Coffee and cookies will be served for shoppers. For more information, visit purchasewithapurposeshop.com or Purchase with a Purpose on Facebook.
TTC/Wagner's Turkey Trot 2 Mile Race: Nov. 17, 8 a.m. Wagner's RunWalk in Midtown Village, Tuscaloosa. This family-friendly run or walk two-mile race serves as the membership drive for the Tuscaloosa Track Club. Your entry fee is also your membership to The Tuscaloosa Track Club for 2019. Applications are available at Wagner's RunWalk in Midtown Village.
Quirky Turkey at CHOM: Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Play roll-a-turkey, make a “good luck” football turkey, and pin your feather on a turkey. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Food Drive: Now through Nov. 15. Since 1994, the Community Service Center and the West Alabama Food Bank have united students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members to help "fight" hunger and poverty in West Alabama by challenging Auburn University and the Food Bank of East Alabama to see who can collect more non-perishable food to help the needy. For more information, visit beatauburnbeathunger.ua.edu.
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.