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!

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Enjoy your week, T-Town.

United Way Campaign Kickoff Luncheon: Aug. 13, 11:30 a.m. Bryant Conference Center, UA campus. Meet and hear from campaign volunteers and learn West Alabama’s fundraising goal for the annual United Way campaign. For more information, visit uwwa.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

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. 

Upcoming

Bama Art House Films Fall Series Presents “American Woman”: Aug. 20, 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. 

Pentatonix with Rachel Platten: Aug. 22, 7:30 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. 

Hospice of West Alabama Cabaret Night: Aug. 23, 6-9 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. This year’s theme is “Vegas Style Casino Night.” The fun-filled evening, benefiting Hospice of West Alabama, includes blackjack, roulette, Texas Hold’em, craps tables and slot machines. Tickets start at $75 and can be purchased at the door. For more information, call (205) 523-0101 or visit hospiceofwestal.com.    

Druid City Music Festival: Aug. 23-24, downtown Tuscaloosa. This inaugural two-day music festival features nationally known artists and regional/local artists to Tuscaloosa. Performances will be held at several downtown venues on Aug. 23, with national acts on Aug. 24 at Government Plaza. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit dcmf2019.com. 

Flapjacks for Foster Children: Aug. 24, 7-11 a.m. Southland Restaurant, Cottondale. This pancake breakfast, hosted by Defend the Orphans Ministry of Coaling Baptist Church, is a fundraiser to benefit Alabama foster children and orphans worldwide. $8 for adult plates; $5 for child’s plate. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at Southland Restaurant and Coaling Baptist Church. For more information, call (205) 556-2775. 

Color Me Crazy at CHOM: Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Create a tin foil sculpture, design your own aurora borealis, and make a moon mobile. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235. 

Mary J. Blige and NAS: Aug. 25, 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. 

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. 

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.

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