DCL Weekly: Community Calendar of Events

04 Nov 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.

UCP West Alabama State Fair: Now through Nov. 10, Munny Sokol Park, Northport. This annual event features games, prizes, carnival rides, entertainment, food, and even a BBQ cookoff. For more information, including hours, parking information, and more, visit westalabamastatefair.com.  

StoryTangle at Kentuck: Weekends in November, Kentuck Art Center’s Clarke Building (1922 5th Street, Northport). An experimental, immersive arts experience. Search the art for clues to the catastrophe. Explore, discover, and create your personal experience within the exhibition. PLEASE DO TOUCH THE ART! Admission: $7. For more info, visit kentuck.org/storytangle.

2019 Chamber in Session - State of the Economy: Nov. 7, 7:30-9 a.m. Embassy Suites, Tuscaloosa. This event focuses on the current health of the local economy, including a future forecast for key areas of growth – such as industrial, retail, commercial, and tourism. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Kentuck Art Night in Downtown Northport: Nov. 7, 5- 8 p.m. This monthly celebration of art and artists is free to the public. Enjoy live music, pop-up shops from local vendors, demonstrations by Kentuck studio artists, and more. For more information, visit kentuck.org/art-nights.  

Stillman College Women Veterans’ Prayer Breakfast: Nov. 9, 8 a.m. Wynn Humanities & Fine Arts Center, Stillman College, Tuscaloosa. This third annual event features guest speaker Jolisa Dudley of the Office of Veterans Experience in Washington D.C. For more information, visit stillmanevents.com.  

4th Annual Tuscaloosa Runs for Veterans: Nov. 9, 8-10 a.m. Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center/McAbee Center. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama's Veterans Affairs Committee and sponsored by Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports, this event provides support to several local charities, including the Tuscaloosa Veterans Memorial Park and the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center Homeless Shelter. To pre-register, visit Eventbrite.  

CHOM Rocks: Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Paint rocks to leave around town – they’re sure to brighten someone’s day. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.  

Upcoming

Veterans Day Program: Nov. 11, 10 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park, Tuscaloosa. The ceremony includes many patriotic observances to honor our area veterans. For more information, visit tuscaloosaveteranspark.org.  

Chamber Business After Hours: Nov. 12, 5-7 p.m. Alabama One Credit Union, Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.   

Theatre Tuscaloosa SecondStage Presents “Love, Loss and What I Wore”: Nov. 13-17, The Historic Drish House, Tuscaloosa. Nora and Delia Ephron’s tapestry of monologues and ensemble pieces, based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman, comes to life in this show. For more information, including show times and tickets, visit theatretusc.com.   

Bama Against Bullying Fashion Show: Nov. 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m. The Cypress Inn Pavilion, Tuscaloosa. This fifth annual fundraiser seeks to raise awareness about bullying via fashion and the arts. This family-friendly event features the latest fashions, as well as brave young people telling their bullying stories. For more information, visit bamaagainstbullying.org. 

7th Annual Purchase with a Purpose Party: Nov. 14-15, 6-9 p.m. Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa. Vendors will include adoptive families, local nonprofits, fair trade artisans, and global missions, with all proceeds going back to those represented. Admission is free. Coffee and cookies will be served for shoppers. For more information, visit purchasewithapurposeshop.com or Purchase with a Purpose on Facebook. 

42nd Annual Lucy Jordan Ball, The DCH Foundation:  Nov. 15, 6:30-11:30 p.m. NorthRiver Yacht Club, Tuscaloosa. This black-tie affair benefits the Finn & Quinley Infant and Children’s Fund. For more information, including reservations, call (205) 759-7349.  

11th Annual TTC/Wagner's Turkey Trot 2 Mile Race: Nov. 16, 8 a.m. Wagner's RunWalk in Midtown Village, Tuscaloosa. This family-friendly run or walk two-mile race serves as the membership drive for the Tuscaloosa Track Club. Your entry fee is also your membership to The Tuscaloosa Track Club for 2019. Applications are available at Wagner's RunWalk in Midtown Village. 

5th Annual UUCT Holiday Market: Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Grace Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Tuscaloosa and Grace Presbyterian present this holiday market, which features a variety of primarily homemade goods (jewelry, quilting, pottery, knitting, and more). For more information, visit uutuscaloosa.org. 

Fables and Fairy Tales at CHOM: Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Enjoy this celebration of National Young Readers Week with storybook STEAM projects, DIY bookmarks and stories in the schoolhouse. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.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. 

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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