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.
5th Annual Minority Business Council Diversity Summit: Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. This half-day summit includes information on various business educational topics to benefit professionals and small business owners. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamberalabama.com.
Raising Hope Silent Auction: Sept. 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. This annual event benefits Catholic Social Services of West Alabama. The silent auction runs until 7 p.m.; hors d’oeuvres will be served beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 each, or four for $65. For more information, visit csstuscaloosa.org.
Manhattan Short Film Festival 2019: Sept. 26, 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.
Walk a Mile in My Shoes with UCP of West Alabama: Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Snow Hinton Park, Tuscaloosa. Join United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama’s community partners to walk one mile in the park to raise awareness and support individuals with disabilities. Enjoy music, food trucks, games, and activities at this free event. For more information, visit ucpwa.org.
Breast Cancer Beatdown 2019: Sept. 28, 9-11 a.m. University Church of Christ, Tuscaloosa. This new, free community event, hosted by the Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center, celebrates breast cancer survivors. Learn more about early detection and support the DCH Breast Fund. For more information, visit breastcancerbeatdown.com.
Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play at CHOM: Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. It’s time to get active. Hop, skip, or jog your way down to CHOM to celebrate. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235.
Run for Recovery 5K: Sept. 29, 2 p.m. UREC Outdoor Pool Complex, University of Alabama campus. Celebrate National Recovery Month with a 5k run across the UA campus. Registration includes a bib number, swag bag, and t-shirt. Proceeds will be used to support Collegiate Recovery at the University of Alabama. For more information and to register, visit sa.tix.com.
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.