DCL Weekly: Community Calendar of Events

10 Feb 2020

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.

Chamber Business After Hours: Feb. 11, 5-7 p.m. Camgian Microsystems Corp., The Edge, Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.    

Bama Art House Winter Film Series Presents “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am”:  Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa presents this series of film screenings, which take place through Feb. 18. Tickets: $8 (general), $7 (seniors and students) and $6 for Tuscaloosa Arts Council Members. For more information, visit bamatheatre.org.  

Darwin Day Celebration: Feb. 12, 5-8 p.m. Alabama Museum of Natural History, Smith Hall, University of Alabama campus. Celebrate Charles Darwin’s 210th birthday with the Evolutionary Studies Club and the museum. Enjoy Darwin-themed displays from organizations across UA, activities, and a cake contest. For more information, visit almnh.museums.ua.edu. 

Theatre Tuscaloosa Presents “Inherit the Wind”: Feb. 14-23, Bean-Brown Theatre, Tuscaloosa. Creation or evolution? Faith or science? These are the issues on trial in one of the greatest dramas of the 20th Century. To purchase tickets, visit theatretusc.com or call the Theatre Tuscaloosa Box Office at (205) 391-2277. 

Jon Langston: Feb. 14, 8 p.m. Druid City Music Hall. For more information, including tickets, visit druidcitymusichall.com. 

Reach for the Stars at CHOM: Feb. 15, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Experience an asteroid launch and enjoy space crafts and planetarium shows. For more information, visit chomonline.org. 

Cupid’s Undie Run: Feb. 15, Noon. Innisfree Pub, downtown Tuscaloosa. This “brief” fun run (about a mile) raises funds to help find a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that affects one out of every 3,000 children born. Wearing undies is encouraged, but costumes are great, too. For more information, visit cupids.org.  

Mystic Krewe of the Druids Presents Bal Masque XXVII: Feb. 15, Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. This annual event benefits Five Horizons Health Services (formerly known as West Alabama Aids Outreach). For more information, visit kreweofthedruids.org.   

The Brook and The Bluff: Feb. 15, 8 p.m. Druid City Music Hall. For more information, including tickets, visit druidcitymusichall.com.

Upcoming

Bama Art House Winter Film Series Presents Tel Aviv on Fire:  Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa presents this series of film screenings, which take place through Feb. 18. Tickets: $8 (general), $7 (seniors and students) and $6 for Tuscaloosa Arts Council Members. For more information, visit bamatheatre.org.  

Emily Baker Women’s Classic Tennis Tournament: Feb. 19-21, Center Court Tuscaloosa.  Proceeds from this annual Tuscaloosa Tennis Association tournament benefit the Emily Baker Scholarship and Youth Tennis Fund. To register, and for information on dates, divisions, and times, visit tuscaloosatennis.com/tournaments. 

Suicide Prevention Network of Alabama 2020 Conference: Feb. 21, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. This inaugural, all-day conference is for the general public and professionals alike. The goal is to show how Alabama is addressing the issue of suicide death and what’s planned for the future. For more information (and to register), visit spnalabama.org.  

Mardi Gras at CHOM: Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Celebrate Mardi Gras by making crafts, trying King Cake, and more. 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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