The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa is announcing its annual Small Grants Program, awarding projects by Tuscaloosa County artists and non-profit organizations. Grants to local teachers for arts related projects are also available through the Community Foundation’s Arts in Education Grant. 

Holy Spirit High School student Claire Laubenthal and her mother, Katherine, had the opportunity to travel to Ghana with the Tuscaloosa Sister Cities International Delegation over the summer. There, they visited the cities of Sunyani and Techiman with a delegation of 12 adults and 5 students from the Tuscaloosa area 

Katherine Laubenthal says the goodwill tour was an incredibly unique opportunity. 

“I believe the most important aspect of our trip was experiencing the history and culture of Ghana first-hand.”  

Do you have outstanding parking tickets? If so, you might be able to pay for them by donating school supplies this month.

Bullying is a specific type of aggressive behavior that includes repeated hitting, kicking, and calling of mean names, as well as excluding. If your child is involved in bullying, work with school officials and counselors to stop the behavior. Provide them with the date, time, place, children involved, and specifics of the incidents and their effects.

The Shelton State Community College Foundation hosted its first annual Wine Women & Shoes event on Thursday, March 28 at the Tuscaloosa River Market. The final fundraising total of $200,084.00 was announced at the Foundation’s May Board Meeting on Wednesday, May 15. All proceeds from the event will benefit Shelton State students through scholarship opportunities and support the mission of the College.

Shelton State Community College’s Bass Fishing Sports Club is making the sport’s inaugural year at the College a success.  The team is currently ranked 11th in the nation.

The West Alabama Regional Autism Network at The University of Alabama will hold “Autism 101,” its first community outreach event for 2019, Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Instead of spending a semester studying for tests, senior public relations students at the University of Alabama were tasked with raising awareness and funds to alleviate childhood food insecurity with Secret Meals for Hungry Children. With the Tuscaloosa community’s support, the resulting event raised enough money to feed 19 children every weekend for an entire school year.

All 19 of The University of Alabama’s Panhellenic Association’s sororities, plus one National Pan-Hellenic Council sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, are coming together from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday to host the first “Holly Jolly Holiday on Sorority Row.”

For most of us mamas, fall in Alabama means visiting the pumpkin patch with our kiddos, enjoying pumpkin spice everything, and getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday. We’re also one step closer to preparing for Black Friday, and two steps closer to having a vacation during the Christmas holiday season. Whew! There is so much going on here, there, and everywhere that we may not realize our kids are feeling burned out.  

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