West Alabama Leadership Prayer Breakfast: Apr. 16, 7 a.m. Bryant Conference Center, University of Alabama campus. A full breakfast buffet will be available for all guests. This year’s keynote speaker is former South Carolina Governor and U.N. World Food Programme Executive Director David M. Beasley. For more information, visit westalabamaprayerbreakfast.org.
Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance Presents “Sense and Sensibility”: Apr. 16-21, Marian Gallaway Theatre, University of Alabama Campus. The Dashwood Sisters find love and heartbreak in the wake of their father's sudden death. Kate Hamill boldly reimagines Jane Austen's classic coming-of-age novel for the stage. For show times and tickets, visit theatre.ua.edu.
Eagles’ Wings Annual Golf Tournament: Apr. 18, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Indian Hills Country Club, Tuscaloosa. All proceeds benefit Eagles’ Wings day habilitation program and to help realize the dream of a nurturing and caring community for individuals with disabilities. For more information, visit eagleswingsoftuscaloosa.org or call (205) 333-7690.
15th Annual Serving with a Smile Celebrity Waiter Dinner: Apr. 18, 7 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. This annual event benefits Temporary Emergency Services of Tuscaloosa County. For more information, call (205) 758-5535 or visit temporaryemergencyservices.org.
Eagles’ Wings Annual Dinner & Auction: Apr. 19, 5-11 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, University of Alabama campus. Enjoy an evening of great food and auctions of great items – all to benefit Eagles’ Wings. For more information, visit eagleswingsoftuscaloosa.org or call (205) 333-7690.
Hoppy Easter at CHOM: Apr. 20, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Craft and Easter Bunny friend, roll an Easter egg, play the Easter Bunny Hop, and build an Easter egg tower. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Wind Down with Rotary: Apr. 25, 6-8 p.m. Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, downtown Tuscaloosa. This annual fundraiser helps support local charities, as well as the Tuscaloosa Morning Rotary Club’s international service projects. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, fine wines, local brewed beer, and a silent auction. For more information, visit tuscaloosamorningrotary.org.
Zac Brown Band Down the Rabbit Hole Tour: Apr. 25, 7 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280.
2019 Tuscaloosa Mayor’s Cup for Pre-K: Apr. 27, 8 a.m. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. Proceeds from this event benefit Tuscaloosa’s Pre-K Initiative. Runners and walkers are welcome. For more information and to register, visit tuscaloosamayorscup.com.
CHOM’s Day of Play: Apr. 27, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Build with LEGOS and DUPLOS, play Wii games, and race toy cars. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society Presents “Tuscaloosa Through the Years”: Apr. 27-28. Tour several historic area homes and landmarks, including the UA President’s Mansion (1841), Hunter’s Chapel AME Zion Church (1881), and the Turner-Kushner Home (1897). The cost is $20 per person for admission to all locations. For more information, visit historictuscaloosa.org.
Alabama Roots Fest 2019: Apr. 27, 4-10 p.m. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. This free event, presented by Local Roots, is open to all ages. Enjoy music from Drew Holcombe and the Neighbors, American Aquarium, Adam Hood, Courtney Patton, Jason Eady, and Joshua Ray Walker.
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.