26th Annual CAPS Night Light Golf Tournament: Aug. 9-10, Tall Pines Golf Course, Tuscaloosa. This four-person scramble tournament benefits Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS). Golfers will play nine holes before dark, enjoy dinner, and play nine holes in the dark with glow in the dark golf balls. There will be a grand prize drawing, a hole-in-one contest, and a silent auction. For more information, visit capstuscaloosa.com or call (205) 758-1159.
Dierks Bentley with Jon Pardi and Tenille Townes: Aug. 9, 7 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit Ticketmaster.com, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280 or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.
Inspect Insects at CHOM: Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Examine specimens from all over the world, build a bug hotel, and discover your own species of insect. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235.
Calico Street Troupe Performance: Aug. 10 and 24, 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Northport Civic Center. Bring the whole family to this free, interactive, professional stage play for kids 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: Aug. 13, 5-7 p.m. Bryant Bank, Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.
Bama Art House Films Fall Series Presents “The Tomorrow Man”: Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the box office. For more information, call (205) 758-5195 or visit bamatheatre.org.
2nd Annual White Gala on the Black Warrior: Aug. 15, 6 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. This end-of-summer party is presented by FOCUS on Senior Citizens of Tuscaloosa County. Dress in all-white attire and enjoy a night of fun, food, and music. For more information, call (205) 554-1919 and follow FOCUS on Senior Citizens of Tuscaloosa County on Facebook.
Alabama Restaurant Week: Aug. 16-25. Several Tuscaloosa-area restaurants are participating in this annual event, with specially priced meals. For more information, visit alabamarestaurantweek.com.
Little Big Town with Midland: Aug. 16, 8 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit Ticketmaster.com, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280 or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah 5K and Fun Run: Aug. 17, 8 a.m. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. This race through downtown helps to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis. Proceeds benefit The Thomas Plott Foundation. Registration fee (by Aug. 15): $30 (5K) and $25 for the Fun Run. To register, or for more information, visit plottfoundation.org.
15th Annual Walk 2 Remember: Aug. 17, 9:30-11 a.m. Inside University Mall, Tuscaloosa. This annual walk honors anyone affected by Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders, as well as their caregivers. Money raised supports the Caring Days programs. For more information or to register, visit caringdays.org.
Up, Up, and Away at CHOM: Aug. 17, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Craft the perfect paper airplane, compete in aerial challenges, and design a pinwheel helicopter. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235.
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.
Northport Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 6 a.m. to noon, 4150 5th Street, Northport. For more information, visit npfarmersmarket.com.
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.