Kentuck Art Night: Apr. 4, 5-8 p.m. Main Avenue, Northport. This event is free to the public. For more information, visit kentuck.org/art-nights.
10th Annual Druid City Arts Festival: Apr. 5 (5-10 p.m.) and Apr. 6 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. Celebrate a Decade of DCAF over two days, with more artists and entertainment. For more information, visit druidcityartsfestival.com.
The ACT Presents “Godspell”: Apr. 5-15, The ACT Studio Theatre. The Actor’s Charitable Theatre brings several biblical stories to life and breaks them down in song in this popular musical. For show times and to order tickets, visit acttix.info or call (205) 462-7947.
First Friday in Downtown Tuscaloosa: Apr. 5, 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.
Arts ‘n Autism 15th Birthday Celebration: Apr. 5, 7-11 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, University of Alabama campus. Celebrate the 15th birthday of Arts ‘n Autism with delicious food, music by Ula: A Tribute to Jimmy Buffet, and dancing. For more information, call (205) 247-4990.
Northport Bicentennial Celebration: Apr. 6, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Historic Downtown Northport. This all-day, family friendly event celebrates Alabama’s 200th birthday. Enjoy great food, entertainment, competitions, and activities, as well as a parade down Main Street at 4 p.m. For more information, visit northport200.org.
16th Annual Doctor’s Day 10K & Fun Run: Apr. 6, 8 a.m. (10K) and 9:30 a.m. (Fun Run). The Buddy Powell Pavilion, Tuscaloosa. Proceeds benefit The Good Samaritan Clinic, Alberta Elementary Adopt-A-School Program, and A Woman's Place via the Tuscaloosa County Medical Alliance. Register on Active.com or on site.
Step into the Rainforest at CHOM: Apr. 6, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Pick and animal from one of the rainforest layers to take home, make it rain and create your very own rain stick, and enjoy CHOM’s very own rainforest sensory bin. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Autism Society of Alabama’s Funky Fun Run: Apr. 6, 9:30 a.m. (check in 8:30 a.m.), Sokol Park, Tuscaloosa. Gather supporters, friends, family, co-workers, and classmates to celebrate the unique abilities individuals with autism bring to this community. Anyone can enjoy this Funky Fun Run – it’s untimed, and there’s no competition. For more information and to register, visit funkyfunrun.com.
Calico Street Troupe Performance: Apr. 6 and 20. 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.
Chamber Business After Hours: Apr. 9, 5-7 p.m. La Quinta Inn & Suites, Tuscaloosa. Spend time networking and enjoy food and fun with fellow members. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.
Shelton State Community College Theatre Department Presents “Almost, Maine”: Apr. 11-14. Alabama Power Recital Hall, Shelton State Community College Main Campus. Featuring nine vignettes about couples in the imaginary town of Almost, Maine, this show examines the joy and pain of falling into and out of love. For more information, including show times and tickets, visit theatretusc.com.
7th Annual West Alabama Food & Wine Festival 2019: Apr. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. Proceeds from this annual event benefit the West Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross. Local chefs and restauranteurs will present a variety of dishes with Southern flavors. Enjoy sampling great wine and craft beer, too. For more information, visit westalabamafoodandwine.org.
Relay for Life of Tuscaloosa County: Apr. 12, 6-9 p.m. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. This year, the American Cancer Society is combining the Tuscaloosa County and University of Alabama Relays into one big event, to unite the community in the battle against cancer. To form a team or register as a survivor, visit relayforlife.org/tuscaloosaal. For more information, visit Tuscaloosa Relay for Life on Facebook.
Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre presents “Shrek, The Musical Jr.”: Apr. 12-14, Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. The Apr. 13 matinee will be a sensory sensitive show. For more information, including tickets, visit tuscaloosachildrenstheatre.net or call (205) 310-8010.
Read and Romp Tuscaloosa 2019: Apr. 13, 9 a.m.-Noon, Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. Read and Romp is a free family literacy event for children ages 3-5 and their families. Learning-based activities will be themed around children’s books. For more information, visit the Read and Romp Facebook event page.
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle at CHOM: Apr. 13, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Create recycled art, play the “Three R’s Game,” learn where to recycle in Tuscaloosa, and enjoy kitchen chemistry with UA chemical engineers (10 a.m.-2 p.m.). For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Bark in the Park 2019: Apr. 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sokol Park, Tuscaloosa. This free event, which helps raise funds for the Will May Dog Park, features live music, food vendors, animal rescues with animals available for adoption, a pet parade, pet contests, a children’s area, and more. Dogs and their humans are welcome! For more information, visit @TuscaloosaBarkinthePark on Facebook.
2019 A-Day Spring Football Game: Apr. 13, 1 p.m. Bryant-Denny Stadium, UA campus, Tuscaloosa. For more information on A-Day, including special activities, traffic, and parking, visit rolltide.com.
Pop-Up Wine Brunch for Turning Point: Apr. 14., 2 p.m. Historic Drish House, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy a delicious brunch with spring wine pairings, catered by Southern Ale House, along with an exclusive art exhibit featuring local artists. Proceeds benefit Tuscaloosa’s Turning Point. Tickets: $45; available at the Left Hand Soap Co.
Tuscaloosa Belles Easter Egg Hunt: Apr. 14, 2-4 p.m. The Battle-Friedman House and Gardens, downtown Tuscaloosa. Enjoy a petting zoo, games, prizes, a raffle and silent auction, and refreshments – along with a great Easter egg hunt. Bring your own basket. $5 for adults; $1 per child. For more information, call (205) 345-7710 or (205) 758-2238.
Turning Point 2nd Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Walk: Apr. 14, 4 p.m. Snow Hinton Park Cherry Shelter, Tuscaloosa. Join turning point for this free community awareness event for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Be sure to wear teal. For more information, visit turningpointservices.org.
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.