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.

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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!

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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.

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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. 

This week features a host of outstanding events and happenings throughout Tuscaloosa and Northport. Get out, enjoy the beautiful fall weather (finally!) and spend time with those you love, taking in all that our area has to offer.

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UA Theatre and Dance Presents “Appropriate”: Nov. 15-18, 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 20, 2 p.m. Marian Gallaway Theatre, University of Alabama campus. This poignant and sharp comedy, which won the 2014 Obie Award for Best New Play, closes out the first half of the Department’s 2016-17 season. Tickets are $20 Adults, $17 Seniors/UA Faculty & Staff and $14 UA Students/Children. They are available in Rowand-Johnson Hall at the ticket office in the front lobby, by phone at (205) 348-3400 or online at theatre.ua.edu.

Shelton State Fredd Campus Career Fair: Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fredd Campus of Shelton State Community College. This event is free. Representatives from area business and industry will be on hand. For more information or to participate, contact Dean Ronald Range at 205.391.2644 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Good Samaritan Clinic Open House: Nov. 17, 2-6 p.m. 3880 Watermelon Rd., Northport. Visit the clinic facility and hear from the mayors of Northport, Tuscaloosa, and other county officials. Learn more about Good Samaritan’s mission within our local community. For more information, visit gscclinic.org.

This week’s calendar is once again jam-packed with fun and interesting things to do around town. Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, and be sure to check out the always wonderful Veterans Day Program on Friday.

Have a blast at these events, and as always, 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. And ROLL TIDE!

UA Theatre & Dance Presents “Falsettos”: Nov. 7-13, Allen Bales Theatre at Rowand-Johnson Hall, University of Alabama campus. This Tony Award-winning musical combines two one-act stories that will make audiences laugh and cry. For more information, including tickets and show times, visit theatre.ua.edu. 

LifeSouth Blood Drive at Tuscaloosa Public Library: Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The LifeSouth Bloodmobile will be at TPL for donations. For more information on TPL happenings, visit Tuscaloosa-library.org.   

General Election 2016: Nov. 8. Polls in Tuscaloosa County will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Not sure of your polling place? Visit myinfo.alabamavotes.gov.

Tap Into Mayor’s Night Out: Nov. 10, 4 to 6 p.m. Band of Brothers Brewing Co. (1605 23rd Ave.), Tuscaloosa. In a continued effort to be open, efficient and effective, this meeting gives Tuscaloosa residents an opportunity to discuss plans, ideas and concerns directly with Mayor Walt Maddox. This come-and-go meeting will not include a presentation.

Happy November, all! Fall events keep on rolling here in West Alabama. This week, several events are on tap to get us all in the holiday spirit. Enjoy the monthly Art Night in downtown Northport, and hit up some of the great holiday markets and vintage markets throughout the area. NorthRiver Yacht Club is hosting its first-ever Lady Neptune Tennis Tournament (good luck to all the participants!), and there is a Food Truck Festival benefiting UCP of West Alabama later this week.

Have a blast at these events, and as always, 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. And ROLL TIDE!

League of Women Voters Candidate Forum: Nov. 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, UA campus. The League of Women Voters of Greater Tuscaloosa’s forum is co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and the UA Retirees Association (TUARA). For more information, call 205-556-9299 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2016 Sweet Escape: Nov. 3, 5-7 p.m. The Drish House, Tuscaloosa. This Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama event will leave you feeling pampered and prepped for the upcoming holiday season. Find Christmas gift giving or getting ideas from local vendors while networking with over 125 women in West Alabama's business community. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kentuck Art Night: Nov. 3, 5 to 9 p.m. Downtown Northport. Kate Rothra Fleming glass jewelry exhibition in the Kentuck Gallery and Deborah Farley jewelry exhibit in the Clarke Gallery. 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. 

Isn’t it great when it starts to (finally) feel like fall? This week offers plenty of great opportunities to get out and enjoy all that our great city offers. There are a TON of excellent Halloween activities planned, along with wonderful fall festivals. These are just a few of them – 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. And ROLL TIDE!

Sorority Row Trick or Treat: Oct. 24, 6 to 8 p.m. Sorority Row, Magnolia Drive, University of Alabama Campus. Children of Tuscaloosa (ages 12 and younger) are invited to dress up and visit sorority row for candy and games. Costumes are encouraged, but masks are not allowed for this family-friendly event. Hosted by the Alabama Panhellenic Association.

Heroin: The Epidemic Town Hall Meeting: Oct. 24, 6 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. A panel of local experts in addiction treatment and law enforcement will be on hand to discuss the growing heroin epidemic in our area. For more information, and to RSVP, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call (205) 765-1463 or (205) 535-2689.

A Haunting at the Museum: Oct. 25, 5:30 to 8 p.m. The Alabama Museum of Natural History, UA campus. Is the UA campus haunted? Joint ALMNH and The Gorgas House Museum guides for candlit ghost walks around the Quad, ghostly stories in the Museum and spooky crafts for the kids. Free and fun for all ages. For more information, call (205) 348-7550.

Tech-or-Treat Night at Gateway: Oct. 25, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuscaloosa Gateway Innovation and Discovery Center (2614 University Blvd East). Hosted by the City of Tuscaloosa. Kids in costume can get treats (candy) and enjoy tech-related items, including virtual coloring books and cell phone accessories. For more information, contact Tuscaloosa 311.

This week offers plenty of great opportunities to get out and enjoy all that our great city has to offer. These are just a few of them – 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. And ROLL TIDE!

Tuscaloosa Comedy Cafe: Oct. 18, 6:45-8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. This evening of fun features the humor of Jeff Allen and the teenagers of Tuscaloosa Youth for Christ. All proceeds benefit the work of YFC in the community. Tickets: $50. For reservations, call (205) 752-3361 or visit ttowncomedycafe.org. 

West Alabama State Fair: Oct 19-23, Sokol Park. This year’s fair features rides, a rodeo, a petting zoo, monster truck rides, food vendors, live entertainment and more. All admission proceeds help to support United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama. For more information, visit westalabamastatefair.com.

Tuscaloosa Riverfront Advisory Commission Public Hearing: Oct. 19, 1:30 p.m. Council Chamber of City Hall (2201 University Boulevard). The purpose of this meeting is for the Tuscaloosa Riverfront Advisory Commission to review current development proposals within the Riverfront Development District (RD) and provide comments for such developments to be included in a report to the Planning Commission. 

Dierks Bentley Somewhere on a Beach Tour 2016 (with Randy Houser): Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. 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.

It’s October in Tuscaloosa and Northport. We know that means some of the best weather this area has every single year, but it also means some of the best events. These are just some of the great happenings in our area this week. We know you probably don’t have time to enjoy them all – but hopefully you can take a little time out and enjoy at least a few of them. Have fun, whatever you’re doing this fine week!

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.

DCH Foundation “A Day on the Courts”: Oct. 4, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Indian Hills Country Club. For more information about this women’s doubles tennis mixer call (205) 759-7349 or visit thedchfoundation.org. 

UA Theatre and Dance Presents “Hamlet”: Oct. 4-9, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 9, 2 p.m. Marian Gallaway Theatre at Rowand-Johnson Hall, University of Alabama campus. Admission: $20; $17 for seniors, UA faculty and staff, students and children. For more information, call (205) 348-3400 or visit ua.tix.com.  

Moundville Native American Festival: Oct. 5-8, Moundville Archaeological Park. Performers, artists, craftspeople and tradition bearers are on hand to educate festival-goers about the rich culture and heritage that makes Southeastern Indians unique. Includes living historians, arts and crafts arbors and children’s area. For more information, visit Moundville.ua.edu.  

Kentuck Art Night: Oct. 6, 5 to 9 p.m. Downtown Northport. This event is free to the public. For more information, visit kentuck.org/art-night. 

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