Ringing in Tuscaloosa 200: Jan. 1. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Enjoy the annual Holidays on the River ice skating rink and live music. NOTE: The fireworks display to ring in Tuscaloosa's 200th year has been canceled due to the threat of inclement weather. For more information, visit tuscaloosa200.com.
First Friday in Downtown Tuscaloosa: Jan. 4, 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.
UA Gymnastics vs. Southeastern Missouri State University: Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m. Coleman Coliseum, University of Alabama campus. Enjoy the first home meet of the season. For more information, visit rolltide.com.
Color Me Crazy at CHOM: Jan. 5, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Design a tape resist painting, create spray bottle art, and make a crumpled paper masterpiece. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
UA Gymnastics Bama Salute Meet: Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m. Coleman Coliseum, University of Alabama campus. The Tide will compete against Denver, Michigan, and Bowling Green State University. For more information, visit rolltide.com.
Treble at the Museum at CHOM: Jan. 12, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Try out a variety of instruments, jam with the CHOM musicians, and assemble a musical craft. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Calico Street Troupe Performance: Jan. 12 and 26, 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.
Bama Art House Winter Film Series 2019: Ongoing, Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa presents this series of film screenings, which take place each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. through Feb. 19. The first film in the series, “The Wife,” is scheduled for Jan. 15. For more information, call (205) 758-5195 or visit bamatheatre.org. bamatheatre.org/bamaarthouse.php
Troy Breslow Live at Druid City Brewing Company: Jan. 17, 8 p.m. Breslow was nominated for "Americana Artist of the Year" by the Tennessee Music Awards in June of 2018. For more information, visit facebook.com/DruidCityBrewingCompany.
Christmas Tree Recycling: Dec. 26 to Jan. 11. Curry Environmental Services Facility (3440 Kauloosa Ave.), Tuscaloosa. Live Christmas trees and other greenery can be dropped off, for free, during this time. Plug-in holiday light strands can be recycled on-site in marked containers. For more information, visit Tuscaloosa.com/recycle or call Tuscaloosa 311.
Holidays on the River: Through Jan. 21, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. With Ice skating, music, visits from Santa and more, this event offers something for the entire family. For more information, and to buy tickets to ice skate, visit holidaysontheriver.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.
DCH Regional Medical Center Support Groups
Cancer Wellness Support Group meets monthly 12 noon – 1 pm 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 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 1pm – 4pm. These workshops give 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 (Breast Cancer Support Group) meets monthly 11am – 1pm, 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 205-759-7877.
Look Good… Feel Better A free program sponsored by DCH Foundation’s Help and Hope Fund 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 1pm-3p, in the Manderson Cancer Center Wellness Room. Call 205-759-7877 for more information or visit www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.
Prostate Cancer Support Group meets 12 noon – 1pm, once every other month on the 3rd Thursday, in the Wellness Room at the Manderson Cancer Center. We welcome current and former patients of the Manderson Cancer Center (and a caregiver). 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 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 9am, at the UA Student Recreation Center. For more information, call Katrina Lewis, Patient Navigator 205-330-3647.