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!
Enjoy your week, T-Town.
Tuscaloosa Fire Expo: Oct. 7, 4-7 p.m. University Mall Memorial Park (parking lot), Tuscaloosa. Tuscaloosa Fire & Rescue Service is kicking off Fire Prevention Week 2019 with free fun for the whole family, including live burn demonstrations, firetruck rides, face painting, and more. For more information, visit Tuscaloosa.com.
Chamber Business After Hours: Oct. 8, 5-7 p.m. Home2 Suites by Hilton, Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.
DCH Foundation Play Pink - A Night on the Green: Oct. 10, 6 p.m. Cypress Inn Pavilion. For tickets and more information, visit dchplaypink.com.
DCH Foundation Play Pink – Drive 4 the Cause Golf Classic: Oct. 11, 8 a.m. Indian Hills Country Club. To register, visit dchplaypink.com.
31st Annual Moundville Native American Festival: Oct. 9-12, Moundville Archaeological Park. Performers, artists, craftspeople, and tradition bearers are on hand to educate festivalgoers about the rich culture and heritage that makes Southeastern Indians unique. Includes living historians, arts and crafts, and a children’s area. For more information, visit Moundville.ua.edu.
Samantha Trade Day, Tractor Show, and Fish Fry: Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Shepherd Hill, Samantha (13222 Fondren Road). For more information about this free event, visit goodshepherdfound.org.
Spooky Science at CHOM: Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Grab your lab coat and step into CHOM’s mad science lab for spooky, kooky, and mindboggling science experiments. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Sawyerville 9th Annual 5K: Oct. 12, 8 a.m. (registration); 9 a.m. (race time). St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Greensboro. This raises funds for Sawyerville, which includes summer camp, summer learning, mentoring, scholarships, and more. For more information, visit sawyerville.org.
48th Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts: Oct. 12-13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Oct. 12); 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Oct. 13). Kentuck Park, Northport. Hundreds of artists will exhibit works, along with demonstrations, music, food, and more. Single day tickets: $10; weekend passes: $15. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Kentuck Gallery Shop, or at the gate. For additional information, visit kentuck.org.
Out of the Darkness Walk: Oct. 13, 2 p.m. (registration begins at 1 p.m.). Ferguson Center Plaza, University of Alabama campus. Out of the Darkness walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s biggest fundraisers. They honor those who struggle and those lost to suicide. For more information, visit afsp.org/Tuscaloosa.
Second Annual T-Town Witches Ride: Oct. 13, 5 p.m. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. Dress in your best witches’ attire and enjoy a two-mile bicycle ride and a one-mile walk. This event is a fundraiser for The Arc of Tuscaloosa County. Registration: $25. For more information, thearcoftuscaloosa.org.
Hocus Pocus at CHOM: Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Brew a potion, make a black cat craft, search for magic spell ingredients, and design a magic wand. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
City of Tuscaloosa’s Fourth Annual Tech-or-Treat Night: Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m. Tuscaloosa Gateway Innovation and Discovery Center. City departments and various community organizations will pass out candy to guests in costume. Along with candy, guests will also have the chance to receive tech-related items. This event is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Tuscaloosa 311.
Humane Society of West Alabama’s Pars for Paws: Oct. 24, Ol’ Colony Tuscaloosa. Proceeds from this four-man golf scramble will support the work of the HSWA. For more information, visit humanesocietyofwa.org.
14th Annual Halloween Spooktacular at CHOM: Oct. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Your costume and a food bank item is your admission (for kids and adults). Purchase tickets to play carnival games, music by DJ Chuckie, and more. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
The Black Jacket Symphony Presents Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors”: Oct. 25, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. Tickets ($25 and $30) are available at ticketfly.com.
CSI: Child Science Investigators at CHOM: Oct. 26, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Bag and tag evidence, analyze fingerprints, and solve the CHOM crime. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
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.