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. Get out, get involved, and above all else: 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!

Youth for Christ Legacy Golf Challenge: May 13, NorthRiver Yacht Club. Deliver Christ-sharing ministry to thousands of teens by fielding a team or playing as an individual golfer. Business sponsorships are available. For more information, contact the YFC offices at (205) 752-3361 or visit tuscaloosayfc.org.  

Chamber Business After Hours: May 14, 5-7 p.m. Hotel Indigo, Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com. 

7th Annual Tuscaloosa Kids Triathlon: May 18, 9 a.m. Lake Lurleen State Park. Children of all athletic abilities are invited to participate in this beginner-friendly event, which benefits Secret Meals for Hungry Children. For more information about the Tuscaloosa Kids Triathlon, or to register online, visit https://raceroster.com/events/2019/21779/tuscaloosa-kids-triathlon. 

Reach for the Stars at CHOM: May 18, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Explore fizzing planets, space crafts, and enjoy planetarium shows. For more information, visit chomonline.org.   

Paddle-Wheel Boat Race on the Black Warrior: May 18, 3 p.m. Black Warrior River, downtown Tuscaloosa. The Bama Belle takes on the Pickett Hastings to vie for the Black Warrior River Silver Antlers Trophy. For more information, email Ken DeWitt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming

6th Annual YLS Pie Eating Contest: May 21, 5:30 p.m. Heat Pizza Bar, downtown Tuscaloosa. Come support the pie-eating contestants and help them raise money for a good cause. Volunteer Pie Eaters will take on the Moon Pie Challenge. The winner will select the United Way partner agency the event benefits. Sponsored by the United Way Young Leaders Society. Tickets: $10. To purchase, visit eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-yls-pie-eating-contest-tickets-60840102384.

Kenny Chesney with David Lee Murphy and Caroline Jones:  May 24, 7 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280. 

Up, Up, and Away at CHOM: May 25, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Craft the perfect paper airplane, compete in areal challenges, and design a pinwheel helicopter. For more information, visit chomonline.org. 

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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