DCL Weekly: Community Calendar of Events

14 Oct 2019

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.

Live at the Plaza: Oct. 18. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. The B-Sides (6 to 7 p.m.); Alvin Garrett & Just a Few Cats (7:15 to 9 p.m.). The City of Tuscaloosa has extended this downtown concert series to include two October dates. The concerts are free, and the atmosphere is family friendly.    

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. 

Upcoming

Tenth Annual Comedy Café for YFC Tuscaloosa: Oct. 22, 6:45 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. Comedian Thor Ramsey is headlining the event, which will also feature YFC students and staff sharing personal stories. For more information on this event, which is geared towards adults in the community, and to reserve seats, visit ttowncomedycafe.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. 

Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Oct. 24, 2 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. Citizens who have contributed to the betterment of the Tuscaloosa County community will be inducted. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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. 

Annual Halloween Fairyland Festival in Tannehill State Park: Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tannehill State Park, McCalla. Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park's 300 camps will be decorated, and families can enjoy moonwalks, face painting, and train rides. For more information, visit tannehill.org.  

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. 

Tuscaloosa Barnyard Pumpkin Patch: Fridays-Sundays October, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Turner Bridge Rd, Tuscaloosa. Includes pumpkins, hayrides, a petting zoo, a jumping pillow, and more. $15 per person. For more information, visit tuscaloosabarnyard.com.  

Griffin Farms Pumpkin Patch: Every weekend in October. Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday 12-6 p.m. Near Mercedes on Griffin Road, West Blocton. Attractions include pumpkin picking, an animal farm, hayrides, a corn maze, and a zip line. Admission: $10 per person. For more information, visit griffinfarmsal.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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