DCL Weekly: Community Calendar of Events Featured

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: Have fun.

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!

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.    

Upcoming

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/bamaarthouse.php 

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group Lunch: Jan. 17, Noon to 1 p.m. Morning Pointe Tuscaloosa. Come learn about caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Meet others who have loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer’s and share and hear stories together. Please call in advance, but walk-ins are always welcome. For more information, visit morningpointetuscaloosa.com or call 205-345-1112.

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. 

Dino Mite at CHOM: Jan. 19, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Make your own prehistoric pet, identify fossils, and dig for dinosaurs. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org. 

Cody Johnson with Adam Hood at Druid City Music Hall: Jan. 19, 9 p.m. Druid City Music Hall. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $22-32. For more information, including tickets, visit druidcitymusichall.com.   

2019 Miss Druid City Pride Pageant: Jan. 19, 9.p.m. (Doors open at 8 p.m.) Icon Tuscaloosa (Greensboro Ave.). Contestants will compete in three categories: presentation, evening gown, and talent. Admission: $10. For more information, visit druidcitypride.org.  

Ongoing

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.

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