Greetings, all. Here’s to yet another outstanding week of exciting events here in Tuscaloosa and Northport. This week, you’ve got plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy yourself.

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Greetings, all. Here’s to yet another outstanding week of exciting events here in Tuscaloosa and Northport. This week, you’ve got plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy yourself.

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.

Roll Tide! Happy National Championship week, everyone!  Has everyone thawed out from the weekend yet? Hopefully you found some time to get out and enjoy the snow – without having to actually drive anywhere. This week kicks off with The Game on Monday night, but that’s not all: Plenty of other fun activities are on tap in coming days.

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.

Welcome, 2017! This is going to be a fantastic year here in West Alabama, and we’re starting things off right with a host of fun events and activities in and around our area. Want to get more involved in the community? Get out and enjoy!

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Season’s greetings! We hope you all had a lovely holiday – now get ready for another one. New Year’s Day is almost here, and as we usher in 2017, these are a few of the events happening in and around the area.

Not surprisingly, this week’s community calendar is a little on the light side. Given that this is the week leading up to Christmas Day, fewer events are being held – but that does *not* mean great opportunities aren’t around for family holiday fun. Check out Holidays on the River – go ice skating! Or visit the Tuscaloosa Barnyard’s Country Christmas and enjoy a lovely festive hayride and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. You can also check out a live nativity pageant in Northport!

Whatever you do this week, we hope it is relatively stress-free and enjoyable. Have a wonderful holiday!

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This week’s calendar is loaded with excellent opportunities to enjoy everything our area has to offer.  And if you are still not in the holiday spirit, you will be: Just go check out The ACT’s hilarious production of “The Best Christmas Ever,” or enjoy Theatre Tuscaloosa’s stellar “A Christmas Carol.” The Tuscaloosa Barnyard is doing “A Country Christmas,” and several other area businesses are holding holiday-themed events.

Ho ho ho!

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Hooray for December in T-Town and Northport! This week features a ton of outstanding holiday happenings to get you in the spirit, including the Christmas Parade, the opening of Holidays on the River, Dickens Downtown, and more.

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.

41st Annual West Alabama Christmas Parade, PARA: NOTE: Moved from Monday because of rain. Dec. 8, downtown Tuscaloosa. Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit tcpara.org.  

Holidays on the River Grand Opening: Dec. 6, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. With Ice skating, music and dance performances and more, there is something for the entire family. Tickets to skate may be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater box office on-site. Viewing admission is free of charge. For more information, visit holidaysontheriver.com

Dickens Downtown: Dec. 6, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., historic downtown Northport. This community supported Victorian holiday gathering celebrates the true spirit of Christmas. Free event. For more information, visit dickens-downtown.com. 

Happy Holidays, everyone. We hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing Thanksgiving – because the holiday activities here in town are kicking into high gear now. There’s plenty to keep you busy this week – and a lot of great things to do, as always. Enjoy!

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.

Y’s Men’s Club Christmas Tree Sale: Former Bruno’s parking lot, adjacent to University Mall. Mon.-Sun. 1-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. For over 50 years the Tuscaloosa Y’s Men’s Club has conducted this tree sale, which benefits numerous YMCA youth programs. 

Tuscaloosa Association of Realtors’ Toys for Tots Toy Drive: Now through Dec. 16. TAR is currently collecting new, unwrapped toys for its Toys for Tots Toy Drive benefiting the U.S. Marine Corps. Toys can be dropped off at the TAR office, located at 2007 Paul W. Bryant Drive, at the TAR Christmas party on Dec. 8 and at the Dec. 14 luncheon. 

Shelton State Community College Foundation Student Investment Luncheon: Nov. 30, 11 a.m., Shelton State Martin Campus, Tuscaloosa. This first-annual event is a way for the Foundation to fund scholarships for tuition, fees and books for SSCC students. Everyone is invited to join West Alabama community leaders and local business and industry partners for this luncheon. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kentuck Art Night: Dec. 1, 5 to 9 p.m. Downtown Northport. Features the opening and artist reception for "Open House," an exhibition by Kentuck Studio Artists Steve Davis (metal), Lorrie Lane (oil on canvas), Daniel Livingston (raku), Kerry Kennedy (clay), Ann Betak (oil on canvas), and Terrell Taylor (mixed media). Enjoy live music, cobb oven pizza, pop-up shops, and studio artist open houses. This event is free to the public. For more information, visit kentuck.org/art-night. 

Happy Holiday and Iron Bowl Week, DCL readers! Thanksgiving is upon us, and this week’s calendar is a little bit thinner than usual. There is still PLENTY to do this week – just be sure to spend time with friends and family, if you can. Get ready to shop until you drop on Black Friday, and then cheer the Tide to victory on Saturday.

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.

Tinsel Trail Grand Opening: Nov. 21, 5 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. Tuscaloosa's One Place Presents the Tinsel Trail Grand Opening. This is a free family event with refreshments, entertainment, Santa, and more.

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Presents Reveries for Organ and Orchestra: Nov. 21, 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, downtown Tuscaloosa. This third annual chamber orchestra concert features Jeff Binford on First Presbyterian's stunning new organ. For more information, and tickets, visit tsoonline.org or call (205) 752-5515.  

Unity Tuscaloosa Mismatched Ball: Nov. 22, 6 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Parkway, Tuscaloosa. This free evening features plenty of food and great entertainment, and of course, conversation. For more information, join the event on Facebook. 

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