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. Remember to get out, get involved, and above all: have fun.

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Enjoy your week, T-Town!

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.  

12th Annual Duck Derby by CHOM: Apr. 28, 1-4 p.m., 1901 Jack Warner Pkwy. (across from the Tuscaloosa River Market). Enjoy family fun for all ages, including outdoor games, inflatables, “Duck Pick” money events, and prizes. Duck Derby Tickets: $10. Proceeds support programs for children at the Children’s Hands-On Museum. For more information, visit chomonline.org. 

Upcoming

Age Wise Resource and Education Expo: Apr. 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, University of Alabama campus. Crimson Village Senior Living and OLLI at The University of Alabama are putting on a free half-day event specifically tailored around Services for Aging Adults. Enjoy educational speakers, resource vendors, and more. For more information, visit crimsonvillage.com. 

Mal Moore Memorial Golf Tournament: May 2-3, NorthRiver Golf Club, Tuscaloosa. This annual tournament, hosted by Greg and Regina Byrne, benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of West Alabama. The event also features a charity auction. For more information, visit malmooregolf.com.  

Kentuck Art Night: May 2, 5-8 p.m. Main Avenue, Northport. This event is free to the public. For more information, visit kentuck.org/art-nights.  

Death By Chocolate Tournament: May 2, 5:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. Each year, restaurants, catering companies, and other businesses in the Tuscaloosa area compete by bringing their best chocolates in hopes of being recognized as having Tuscaloosa's Best Chocolate. For tickets, visit counselingservice.org or call (205) 752-2504. 

First Friday in Downtown Tuscaloosa: Friday, May 3, 5-9 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 has to offer. For more information, visit firstfridaytuscaloosa.com. 

Star Wars Day at CHOM: May 4, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Design a droid, have a lightsaber battle, and adopt a Wookie. For more information, visit chomonline.org.  

Calico Street Troupe Performances: May 4 and 18, June 1, 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Northport Civic Center. This free, interactive, professional stage play for kids features costumed actors, dancers, special lighting, and music – all on a 36-foot stage. For upcoming show dates and times, visit calicostreet.com.

The Junior League of Tuscaloosa Presents Tulips and Juleps: May 4, 4:30-7:30 p.m. The Historic Drish House, Tuscaloosa. Join JLT to watch the Race for the Roses while benefiting community organizations in Tuscaloosa County. Enjoy a Derby hat contest, too! For more information and to order tickets, visit jltuscaloosa.org. 

B2K with Mario, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, Bobby V, Ying Yang Twins and Chingy:  May 4, 7:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280.

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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