DCL Weekly: Community Calendar of Events

25 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.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

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.

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.

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Presents “Seeking, Finding”: Nov. 25, 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, downtown Tuscaloosa. In the serene sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church, enjoy pieces by Haydn, Ives, Schubert, and Mozart; conducted by Adam Flatt. For more information, and tickets, visit tsoonline.org.  

Tinsel Trail Grand Opening: Nov. 25, 5:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. Festivities include Santa, live performances, refreshments, and the Tinsel Trail award presentations. This is a free event for our whole community to enjoy, so mark your calendars to kick off the holiday season in Tuscaloosa. ttowntinsel.com

Santa Arrives at Midtown Village: Nov. 29, 1-4 p.m. Midtown Village, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy an afternoon of music, children’s activities, and of course, Santa. Write letters to Santa as a DJ plays holiday favorites. midtownvillagetuscaloosa.com

Show Your Spirit at CHOM: Nov. 30, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Design a mini foam finger, play endurance games on the FX Game Zone, and wear your team’s favorite colors. All activities included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.  

5th Street Vintage Market: Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 4150 5th Street, Northport. The Vintage Market is a great place to find unusual and unique treasures, from vintage books, clothes, and jewelry to handmade items, vinyl records, and more. For more information, visit 5thstreetvintagemarket.com

Holidays on the River: Nov. 27 through Jan. 20, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. With Ice skating, music, visits from Santa and more, this event offers something for the entire family. For more information and tickets, visit holidaysontheriver.com.


Tuscaloosa Youth Orchestra Concert: Dec. 2, 7 p.m. Moody Music Building, University of Alabama campus. The concert is free and child-friendly in length and repertoire. Young community members are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit cms.music.ua.edu/tuscaloosa-youth-orchestra. 

Humane Society of West Alabama’s Pet Photos with Santa: Dec. 3 (4:30-7:30 p.m.), Dec. 5 (4:30-7:30 p.m.), and Dec. 8 (1-5 p.m.). Pet Supplies Plus, Tuscaloosa. Bring your pets for a holiday photo with Santa. A professional photographer will take portraits. $15 per 4x6 photo; proceeds benefit HSWA. Make an appointment online at humanesocietyofWA.org or call (205) 554-0011 and leave a message.  

Dickens Downtown: Dec. 3, 5-8 p.m., historic downtown Northport. This community supported Victorian holiday gathering celebrates the true spirit of Christmas. For more information on this free event, visit dickens-downtown.com. 

Kentuck Art Night in Downtown Northport: Dec. 5, 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.  

First Friday in Downtown Tuscaloosa: Dec. 6, 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. This event is free to the public. Local galleries, businesses and restaurants are open as a way for the community to see what downtown Tuscaloosa offers. For more information, visit firstfridaytuscaloosa.com.  

Theatre Tuscaloosa Presents “The Watsons Go to Birmingham”: Dec. 6-15, Bean-Brown Theatre, Tuscaloosa. In this relatable, funny, and touching story of an African American family, tragedy turns to hope and faith. To purchase tickets, visit theatretusc.com or call the Theatre Tuscaloosa Box Office at (205) 391-2277. 

YMCA Rudolph Run/Walk 8k: Dec. 7, 8 a.m. Tuscaloosa YMCA Family Center. Proceeds from this race will help provide financial assistance to families in need of YMCA programs. Bring your family to enjoy the race. For more information, and to register, visit ymcatuscaloosa.org.  

Happy Birthday T-Town at CHOM: Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Celebrate Tuscaloosa’s 200th birthday. Play games, make crafts, and enjoy birthday cake. For more information, visit chomonline.org

4th Annual Shop ‘Til You Drop Bazaar: Dec. 7 (9 a.m.) and Dec. 8 (1 p.m.), Bama Bed and Breakfast, Tuscaloosa. A wide variety of vendors will be set up for holiday shopping, and there will be free snacks, drinks, and giveaways. For more information, visit @BamaBedandBreakfast on Facebook.  

Alabama Museum of Natural History Holiday Open House: Dec. 7, 4-5:30 p.m. Alabama Museum of Natural History, University of Alabama campus. Enjoy hot beverages and treats, as well as fun activities for children.  

Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society Holiday Homes Tour: Dec. 8, 2-5 p.m. The Holiday Homes Tour is the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society's Annual Open House featuring five of our city's historic structures. The homes are decorated for the holidays and will have food and entertainment as well. For more information, visit historictuscaloosa.org.


Women of the Bible Art Exhibit: Nov.1-Dec.30; Betak/Frangoulis Art Gallery at Canterbury Episcopal Church, University of Alabama Campus. This solo exhibition of new works by local artist LaShonda Scott Robinson includes 14 original watercolors celebrating the ingenuity, audacity, and faith of biblical women. For more information, visit lashondascottrobinson.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. 

 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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