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!

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. 

Upcoming

2019 Tuscaloosa Memorial Day Program: May 27, 9 a.m. Tuscaloosa Veterans Memorial Park (1701 McFarland Boulevard). This year’s guest speaker for the program, sponsored by the Tuscaloosa Veterans Memorial Park Association and PARA, is Major General Janet Cobb, (USA Retired). For more information, visit tuscaloosaveteranspark.org.

5th Street Vintage Market: June 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 4150 5th Street, Northport. The Vintage Market is a great place to find unusual and unique treasures, from vintage books, clothes, and jewelry to handmade items, vinyl records, and more. For more information, visit 5thstreetvintagemarket.com.

Shelton State STEM Academy: June 3-13 (session 1) and June 17-27 (session 2), Shelton State Community College Martin Campus, Tuscaloosa. Elementary, middle, and high school students can expand their knowledge and skills in math, reading, science, and technology at STEM Academy. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Actor’s Charitable Theatre presents “Aladdin, Jr”: June 3-8, Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. This is the ACT’s Summer Theatre Camp production. For more information, including to purchase tickets and for show times, visit theactonline.com.

Kentuck Art Night: June 6, 5-8 p.m. This free monthly community celebration of art and artists lights up Kentuck and downtown Northport on the first Thursday of each month. For more information, visit kentuck.org/art-nights.

First Friday in Downtown Tuscaloosa: June 7, 5 p.m. to 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 has to offer. For more information, visit firstfridaytuscaloosa.com.

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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