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!

UA Theatre and Dance Presents “Bakkhai”: Feb. 11-17, Allen Bales Theatre, University of Alabama campus. When King Pentheus bans Dionysian worship in Thebes, a shocking and tragic chain of events is triggered. Poet Anne Carson provides a thrilling new version of this legendary Greek tragedy. For tickets and more information, visit theatre.ua.edu. 

Turning Point Annual Meeting: Feb. 11, 6 to 8 p.m. First United Methodist Church, downtown Tuscaloosa. Turning Point is West Alabama’s agency providing services for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. This meeting is free and open to the public, and it will include a guest speaker who’ll discuss domestic violence in the courts, as well as its effect on families. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (205) 758-0808.

Chamber Business After Hours: Feb. 12, 5-7 p.m. Cypress Inn, Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.    

Bama Art House Film Series Winter 2019 Presents “Three Identical Strangers”: Feb. 12 7:30 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. 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.  

2019 Visual Art Achievement Awards Exhibit: Feb. 15-March 7. Junior League Gallery, Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. This exhibit includes Best of Show, First Place, and Honorable Mentions awarded to students from local schools. Entries include drawing, painting, mixed-media, 3-D, printmaking, computer design, and photography. For more information, visit tuscarts.org. 

5th Annual Tuscaloosa Marines 5K Memorial Run: Feb. 16, 8 a.m. Sokol Park, Tuscaloosa. This event is approved as a Grand Prix event. It’s a run/walk, so walkers are welcome. For a registration form or more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Human Body at CHOM: Feb. 16, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Explore nutrition and the digestive system with games, crafts, and play. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.  

Shelton State Community College Spring Preview Day: Feb. 16, 10 a.m. (Check-in: 9:30 a.m.). Opportunities are available in various technical and health services programs, along with transferable options for academic programs. This event is free and open to the public. Guests will be able to apply for admission to the College, receive financial aid and scholarship information, and register to win a full-tuition scholarship waiver.  To register, visit sheltonstate.edu/previewday.

Mystic Krewe of the Druids Presents Across the Pond - MKD Bal Masque XXVI: Feb. 16, 7:30-11 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. This annual event benefits Five Horizons Health Services (formerly known as West Alabama Aids Outreach). Enjoy an evening celebrating the best of Great Britain, complete with the sights, sounds, and stories of England, Scotland, and Ireland. For more information, visit kreweofthedruids.org.   

Upcoming

UA Theatre and Dance Presents “The Drowsy Chaperone”: Feb. 18-23, Marian Gallaway Theatre, University of Alabama campus. This Tony Award-winning love letter to musical theatre features a lonely musical theatre fan playing his favorite cast album and taking the audience on a madcap, musical ride. For tickets and more information, visit theatre.ua.edu. 

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Presents “Hope and Splendor Feb. 18, 7 p.m. Moody Music Building Concert Hall, UA campus. This evening includes Hindemith’s “Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber” and Rachmaninoff’s “Symphony No. 2.” For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit tsoonline.org.  

Theatre Tuscaloosa Presents “Crowns”: Feb. 19-24, Bean-Brown Theatre, Tuscaloosa. In this moving and celebratory musical play, the tradition of hats is traced back to African rituals and slavery and forward to the New Testament and current fashion. To purchase tickets, visit theatretusc.com or call the Theatre Tuscaloosa Box Office at (205) 391-2277. 

Bama Art House Film Series Winter 2019 Presents 2019 Oscar Shorts (Animated and Live Action): Feb. 19 7:30 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. 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.  

T-Town 200: Black History Day at CHOM: Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.  

7th Annual Tuscaloosa Krispy Kreme Challenge: Feb. 23, Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. Challengers run one mile, eat one dozen doughnuts, and run one mile back to the finish line. Casual participants are also welcome (and they can eat as many or as few doughnuts as they like). Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama. For more information or to register, visit tuscaloosakkc.com.  

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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