DCL Weekly: Community Calendar of Events

17 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.

Theatre Tuscaloosa Presents “Inherit the Wind”: Now through Feb. 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. 

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.  

Kindermusik at Tuscaloosa’s One Place: Feb. 19, 10-11 a.m. Ages 0-5. Join us for an interactive, sensory-rich experience designed to promote learning and boost social-emotional engagement. Call (205) 462-1000 to register.

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. 

Upcoming

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Presents “Celebrating 40 Years” Feb. 24, 7 p.m. Moody Music Building Concert Hall, UA campus. Welcome back former TSO Music Director Ransom Wilson as flute soloist as the TSO celebrates 40 years of bringing the joy of music to the community. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit tsoonline.org.  

Women’s Leadership Luncheon: Feb. 26, 11:30 a.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey is the guest of honor at this second annual event hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army, West Central Alabama Chapter (AUSA). The event is open to the public. Tickets: $35 per person; $300 for a table of 10. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

PARA Rockin’ and Rollin’: Feb. 28, 6 p.m. Phelps Activity Center, Tuscaloosa. Bring your roller blades, skates, or just your shoes and rock out to your favorite tunes. Enjoy prizes, games, and a DJ. Youth fee ($7) includes 1 slice of pizza, a drink, and a snack. For more information, visit tcpara.org.  

2nd Annual Bookin’ It for TCS Libraries 5K: Feb. 29, 8 a.m. Tuscaloosa Magnet School. This event helps raise much-needed funds for libraries in the Tuscaloosa City Schools system. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite book character – but this is not required. For more information, including how to register, visit runsignup.com.  

Leap Day at CHOM: Feb. 29, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Spend your extra day making froggy crafts and competing in leaping challenges. For more information, visit chomonline.org. 

Bama Bourbon and Beyond: Feb. 29, 2-6 p.m. The Historic Drish House, downtown Tuscaloosa. This exclusive spirits festival features premium liquors, cigars, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. Tickets: $75, available via Eventbrite.  

Tyler Farr: Feb. 29, 8 p.m. Druid City Music Hall. For more information, including tickets, visit druidcitymusichall.com. 

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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