The City of Tuscaloosa will host a “tech-or-treat” event on Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tuscaloosa Gateway Innovation and Discovery Center, located at 2614 University Blvd East.
Spring break is a week for making memories. It’s a much-needed 168-hour recess from school for students and teachers, and a time to get out and revel in the fresh air and sunshine.
It’s often a chance for area families to make tracks out of town. But what about those who’re staying in Tuscaloosa during their time off? The area has plenty of options to choose from, and all of them will keep the kids off the couch. Tuscaloosa area schools will be out from March 13 through March 17, so what better time to get out and have some fun within the community?
This week offers plenty of great opportunities to get out and enjoy all that our great city has to offer. Whatever you do, we hope it is relatively stress-free and enjoyable.
Have a great week!
When the summer heat is a thing of the past, Alabama comes alive to celebrate together. Whether you want to enjoy great food, ride a train, or take your dog for a run, you can find a great event to attend in Alabama.
October is really flying by. It’s a busy time in West Alabama, with a lot of great events. This week, you’ll find plenty of them. The weekend is absolutely packed with activities, not the least of which is the 45th Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts. There’s also the 2016 Color Run, and the Brews, Blues & BBQ event at Band of Brothers. Have a blast enjoying all that our area has to offer!
An Evening of Poetry and Music: Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. Bean Brown Theatre on the Shelton State Martin Campus. The Shelton State Community College Music Department presents this collaborative work, which includes musical performances by Shelton State students and poetry readings by Shelton State faculty and staff.
UA Theatre & Dance Presents “Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre”: Oct. 11-13 (7:30 p.m.), Oct. 14 (5:30 p.m.), Morgan Auditorium at Morgan Hall. Alabama Repertory Dance ARDT is hosting the world premiere of Qianping Guo’s ballet The Trainer. This new ballet is about the intimate relationship between animals and their trainer at a circus. Tickets: $20 (adults), $17 (seniors and UA faculty/staff), $14 (students/children).
Junior League of Tuscaloosa’s “Dinner at Your Door”: Oct. 13, 3 to 5:30 p.m. The JLT’s fundraiser allows area residents to order specially prepared meals from several local restaurants and vendors – and have them delivered right to their door by Junior League members! For more information, and to order, visit jltuscaloosa.org.
Enjoy your week, T-Town. And ROLL TIDE!
UA Wellness Week: Sept. 12-16. University of Alabama campus. This week, hosted by the University of Alabama Student Health Center, features a variety of events, all involving health and wellness. For more information, visit shc.ua.edu.
Rough & Tumble at Cypress Inn: Sept. 13, 6 to 8 p.m. Cypress Inn Sandbar. Enjoy live music on Tuesday night. Also: Cypress’ tent delivery is in full swing for all Bama games. Make your Thanksgiving lunch reservations now, as well. Call 205-345-6963.
Widespread Panic with Umphrey’s McGee: Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Ticket Prices: $51, $41. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit Ticketmaster.com, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280 or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.
7th Annual Raising Hope Silent Auction: Sept. 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. Catholic Social Services of West Alabama’s major fundraiser features silent auctions on a variety of different items, along with food, live music, and more. Tickets: $15 per person. For more information, including tickets, visit csstuscaloosa.org.
The Tuscaloosa Public Library’s summer reading program, “On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!” kicked off on May 31. For parents looking for something fun for the kids to do while they’re out of school, TPL’s reading program offers plenty to keep the children entertained and busy. And best of all? All of the programs are free.
“Summer Reading is TPL’s football season. We see a lot of patrons and have a lot of great programs. This is a great time of year for the Tuscaloosa Public Library,” said Vince Bellofatto, director of communications and public relations.
By Cokie Thompson
In March, the highs get a little higher and the sky a little bluer, and people all over Tuscaloosa break out their lawn chairs and coolers for America’s favorite pastime: watching baseball. The Crimson Tide is breaking in the new Joe and college students are enjoying the right field, and a different group is up to bat at Sokol Park on Saturday mornings.
The Miracle League of Tuscaloosa provides players with special needs the opportunity to play baseball. The “field” is rubber, and it’s completely flat, allowing players with assistive devices to round the bases with ease.
John Miller, one of the founders of Miracle League of Tuscaloosa, brought the group to town after his son played for the team in Moody, Alabama.
The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra’s annual Family Discovery Concert will be held on Friday, March 11 at 6 p.m. at Moody Concert Hall. Carnival Spectacular will be this year’s theme, highlighting Camile Saint-Saen’s “Carnival of Animals.”
Adam Flatt will conduct and narrate the TSO concert, and the Tuscaloosa Community Dancers choreographed the event.
TCD Artistic Director Jenna Wilson said the event presents a unique opportunity for area dancers.
“Due to cuts in arts funding around the country in recent years, it has become increasingly rare, even for professional companies, to perform with live music,” Wilson said. “The opportunity for our dancers to collaborate with the Tuscaloosa Symphony is not only unique but a wonderful gift as well.”
The Tuscaloosa Symphony Guild will host the TSO’s Instrument Petting Zoo at 5 p.m.
By Candice Morris
After a chilly winter, spring break is a welcomed week filled with sunshine, warmer temps, and out-of-town trips. If your spring break plans keep you local, don’t fret: Tuscaloosa offers a wide variety of activities to entertain both you and your kids.
For parents who aren’t able to take the whole week off work while their kids are off for spring break, you’re in luck. The Tuscaloosa Park and Recreation Authority (PARA) is offering a Spring Break Day Camp during the week of March 14-18. The camp, for kids K-8, will be held at two locations, the Belk Center and the Phelps Center. Both locations will host a variety of activities, including exercise programs, arts and crafts, and sports. There will also be swimming trips to the Faucett Center, lunch at Cici’s Pizza, and bowling. Day camp will be held from 6:30 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. and is $27 per child, per day. Be sure to ask about sibling discounts. For more information, visit tcpara.org.