Spring Break Lego Camp: March 11-14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa. Students in grades K - 8 can have a great time while learning critical Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts that meet National Science Standards. These classes help reinforce and add to what your child has learned in the classroom. Certified instructors create a fun, hands-on environment to help children build on their education. For more information, visit sheltonstate.edu.
PARA Spring Break Day Camp: March 11-15, Belk and Phelps Centers. For more information, visit tcpara.org.
Tuscaloosa Public Library Family Storytime: March 11, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Main Branch, Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit Tuscaloosa-library.org.
Lucky Leprechaun Day at CHOM: March 16, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Follow the rainbow to find a pot o’ gold. Compete in leprechaun games and win prizes. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Squats and Tots Boot Camp at the YMCA: Through April 6. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. YMCA of Tuscaloosa (Studio 2). Personal trainer Kayla Eubanks will create and teach these workouts. Babies, toddlers, and children are all welcome – walkers are preferred. You don’t have to be a YMCA member to participate. For more information, visit ymcatuscaloosa.org.
“Alabama, Then and Now” Bicentennial Art Exhibition: Through March 28, The Arts Council Gallery, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. This commemorative, educational art exhibition features 30 original paintings in honor of Alabama’s Bicentennial. All paintings were created by members of the Alabama Plein Air Artists (APAA). For more information, visit tuscarts.org.
Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama Business After Hours: March 19, 5 to 7 p.m. Half Shell Oyster House, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy two hours of informal networking at this monthly Chamber function.
The American Legion 100th Birthday Celebration: March 19, 5-9 p.m. Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center Sports Atrium. Eugene Hayes Post 208 in Northport will host a Dining Out in recognition of the American Legion’s centennial birthday. For more information, and tickets, visit northportpost208.ticketleap.com/the-American-Legion-100th-birthday.
Junior League of Tuscaloosa Treasure Hunt Community Yard Sale: March 23, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Village East Shopping Center, Tuscaloosa. This community yard sale features furniture, women’s and children’s clothing, toys, home goods, and more. Entry fee: $5. For more information, visit jltuscaloosa.org.
Hospice of West Alabama’s 10th Annual 5K Run/Walk: March 23, 8 a.m.-Noon. Hospice of West Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Registration for this annual 5K race begins at 7 a.m. Enjoy live music by Debbie Bond and lots of local vendors. Proceeds help HOWA provide care to anyone in this area with a terminal illness, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Registration fee: $20. For more information and to register, visit hospiceofwestalabama.com.
Metro Animal Shelter Shoe Drive Fundraiser: Now through March 31. Tuscaloosa’s Metro Animal Shelter will earn funds for the number of shoe pairs collected. Proceeds will benefit Metro’s Medical Fund. Donate gently worn, used, or new shoes at Metro Animal Shelter, Alabama One Credit Unions, CL Salon, Pet Supplies Plus, and Pet Smart.
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.