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.

Chamber Business After Hours: Sept. 10, 5-7 p.m. WorkSouth, Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.  

Bama Art House Films Presents “The Biggest Little Farm”: Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. Tickets: $8 general, $7 for students and seniors, $6 for Arts Council members. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit bamatheatre.org. 

17th Annual Canine Classic 5K: Sept. 14, 8 a.m. (7 a.m. registration). Kentuck Park, Northport. This road race benefits the Humane Society of West Alabama. The first 100 registrants will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Walkers are welcome – dogs cannot participate, but they can attend the event. For more information, visit humanesocietyofWA.org or tuscaloosatrackclub.com.  

World First Aid Day at CHOM: Sept. 14, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Make a first aid kit, talk to emergency professionals, and practice your first aid skills. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235.

Upcoming

10th Annual Crimson Cavalcade of Bands: Sept. 17, 6-9 p.m. Northridge High School Stadium, Tuscaloosa. This free event is a non-competitive exhibition organized and hosted by the University of Alabama Bands to showcase outstanding area high school bands. The University of Alabama Million Dollar Band will perform. For more information, visit bands.ua.edu.  

Play at CHOM with Big Al: Sept. 19, 3:30.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Get ready for Elephant Appreciation Day by hanging out with everyone’s favorite elephant. Bring your camera. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235. 

Just for You Day: Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Main Floor, Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center, DCH, Tuscaloosa. The staff of the Cancer Center invites all current and former patients (with one guest) to celebrate their survivorship. Survivors will be honored with a day of exciting events just for you – music, vendors, pampering, special guests, entertainment, a survivor fashion show, and more. Registration is on-site. 

United Way Young Leaders Society Bicentennial Scavenger Hunt: Sept. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Groups will race across downtown Tuscaloosa breaking codes and deciphering riddles in an effort to win the grand prize and bragging rights for the whole year. For more information, visit uwwa.org.  

Chris Lane at Druid City Music Hall: Sept. 20, 9 p.m. Druid City Music Hall, Tuscaloosa. For more information, including tickets, visit druidcitymusichall.com.  

Elephant Appreciation Day at CHOM: Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Learn about the world’s largest living mammal and what you can do to help conservation efforts through games, crafts, and more. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235. 

Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Community Book Experience: Sept. 22, 2-4 p.m. Tuscaloosa Federal Building and United States Courthouse. Enjoy an afternoon of education featuring Guy Ward Hubbs, author of “Tuscaloosa – 200 Years in the Making.” Hubbs will be signing books. For more information, visit tuscaloosa200.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. 

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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