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. Remember to 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!

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.  

Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society 2019 Ramble: March 23, 7:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. This year’s Ramble is to Camden, in Wilcox County, to view the area’s historic homes. The Ramble departs from the Jemison Van de Graff Mansion. Cost: $100 per person.  Tickets include admission to the homes, lunch, snacks and beverages, and the cost of the bus. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (205) 758-2230.  

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.  

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. 

Now You See It… at CHOM: March 23, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Watch a magic show, try your hand at sleight of hand, and explore optical illusions. For more information, visit chomonline.org.   

Soroptimist International of Tuscaloosa’s Women’s Brunch: March 23, 9:30-11 a.m. Embassy Suites Ballroom, downtown Tuscaloosa. This event raises funds to help support women in the Tuscaloosa community. Enjoy a “Packed Purse” drawing and hear from motivational humorist and guest speaker Kay Frances. For more information, visit situscaloosa.com. 

Mario Kart Video Game Tournament: March 23, 1-5 p.m. Wilhagens, downtown Tuscaloosa. The YMCA of Tuscaloosa is hosting this Mario Kart tournament to help raise money for its Annual Campaign. For more information, call (205) 345-9622. 

Upcoming

UA Theatre & Dance Presents ‘Dance Alabama!’: March 26-30, Morgan Auditorium at Morgan Hall, University of Alabama campus. This spring concert features all new, student-choreographed dance pieces that range from ballet to hip hop. For more information, including show times and tickets, visit theatre.ua.edu.  

Chamber Tuscaloosa’s Ireland Interest Meeting: March 26, 5:30 p.m. The Chamber (2201 Jack Warner Pkwy, 2nd Floor), Tuscaloosa. Interested in traveling to the Emerald Isle? Plan your adventure at this informative, free meeting and learn all the details on the Chamber’s trip to Ireland. As part of the Chamber Perks program, the Chamber is offering a trip to Ireland Nov. 12-19. For more information, contact Amy Materson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Theatre Tuscaloosa Presents “A Festival of One Acts”: March 27-31, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Tuscaloosa. Several funny, poignant, original plays will be performed as part of a combined celebration of World Theatre Day. For more information, visit theatretusc.com.  

23rd Druid Arts Awards: March 28, 6-8 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will honor artists and patrons of the arts with a reception for the winners and their families and an awards ceremony. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in person at The Arts Council office or by calling (205) 758-5195 with a deadline of March 18. 

Alabama Blues Project “An Evening of Art and Blues”: March 29, 7-11 p.m. The Historic Drish House, Tuscaloosa. This fundraiser features musical performances by the ABP Advance Band, instructors, silent and live auctions, games, a cash bar, and more. Tickets: $25 (in advance); $30 at the door for adults; $10 for kids 8-17. Children 7 and under are admitted free. For more information, visit alabamablues.org.  

Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Half Marathon: March 30, Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. Half Marathon participants start at 7 a.m.; participants should be at the starting line 30-45 minutes before the start of the race. For more information, visit TuscaloosaHalfMarathon.org.  

When I Grow Up… at CHOM: March 30, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Explore historic Tuscaloosa careers while playing in the museum. Dress as what you want to be when you grow up. For more information, visit chomonline.org.   

Tuscaloosa’s Bicentennial Bash: March 30, 1-9:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre. This all-day, FREE musical celebration includes Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Commodores, Moon Taxi, and the Blind Boys of Alabama. For more information, visit Tuscaloosa200.com.  

Ongoing

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.

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