DCL Weekly: Community Calendar of Events

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!

DATE Week: Jan. 21- 25, Tuscaloosa. Various locations. Date Week is an opportunity for you and your significant other to share a romantic experience in Tuscaloosa. Select restaurants, jewelers, florists, entertainment venues, babysitting services, and salons are all offering specials on their products or services if you mention it's Date Week. For more information, visit ttowndateweek.com.

Bama Art House Winter Film Series 2019 Presents “Wildlife”: 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. For more information, visit bamatheatre.org/bamaarthouse.php 

Koe Wetzel at Druid City Music Hall: Jan. 25, 9 p.m. Druid City Music Hall. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15-35. For more information, including tickets, visit druidcitymusichall.com.   

T-Town 200 Scavenger Hunt at CHOM: Jan. 26, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Go on a scavenger hunt throughout the museum and learn about the history of Tuscaloosa. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.  

16th Annual Hotel Capstone and iHeart Media Annual Classic Bridal Show: Jan. 27, 1 to 4 p.m. Hotel Capstone, Tuscaloosa. Meet with premier wedding professionals while checking out the latest in bridal fashion and trendy décor and registering for fabulous door prizes. Tickets are $7 in advance, or $10 at the door. For more information, call (205) 343-1105 or visit hotelcapstone.com. 

Upcoming

Tuscaloosa 200 Bicentennial Launch Ceremony: Jan. 31, Tuscaloosa River Market. Enjoy this official kickoff event for Tuscaloosa’s 200th anniversary. The bicentennial video will be launched, the story quilt will be unveiled, and a keynote address from Guy Hubbs will be delivered. For more information on Tuscaloosa’s Bicentennial, visit tuscaloosa200.com.  

First Friday in Downtown Tuscaloosa: Feb. 1, 5-8 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, including a map of all participants, visit firstfridaytuscaloosa.com. 

University of Alabama Opera Guild Gala: Feb. 1, 6:30-9 p.m. Sellers Auditorium, Bryant Conference Center. Celebrate opera at this fifth annual event, which includes a formal dinner in a cabaret format. UA Opera Theatre students and faculty will provide musical entertainment. Enjoy a live auction and a silent auction. For more information, including tickets, visit uaoperaguild.org.

Holy Spirit School Super Saturday: Feb. 2, 7-10:30 p.m. Cypress Inn Pavilion, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy live music, great food, and more. For more information, call (205) 553-5606.

League of Women Voters Presents “Meet Your Legislators Night”: Feb. 4, 6:30-8 p.m. Rast Room, Bryant Conference Center. Meet your local legislative delegation face to face. Legislators will present what they believe are the key issues for the upcoming 2019 legislative session. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kim Bailey at (205) 331-9799 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ongoing

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 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 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 Noon – 1 p.m., once every other month on the third 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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