Junior Belles Easter Egg Hunt
The Junior Tuscaloosa Belles are proud to announce the return of the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 20 from 3-5 p.m. at the Battle-Friedman House and Gardens. This is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to spend time with old and new friends and neighbors at one of Tuscaloosa's premiere historic houses.
Happy Spring Break, everyone! Not surprisingly, it’s kind of a slow-ish week here in T-Town, what with half the population very likely at, or headed to, the beach, Disney World, the mountains, etc. For those of us who remain behind, it’s actually a great week…nice and quiet. Take advantage of it – maybe check out that new restaurant that’s always so crowded when everyone is in town? Or see a movie! For St. Patty’s Day, head to Innisfree or another area watering hole to toast to the Irish.
Junior League of Tuscaloosa’s “Dinner at Your Door:” March 24, 3 to 6 p.m. Sign up by Thursday, March 17. Enjoy a night in with a dinner for four delivered to your door by the Junior League of Tuscaloosa. Each $60 dinner will be delivered in an insulated Junior League of Tuscaloosa bag with a Tuscaloosa Sketchbook, complete with chicken spaghetti, salad, and biscuits from fresh new local favorite, Southern Ale House. Beverage and dessert also included. For more information, visit jltuscaloosa.org
Dairy Queen Free Cone Day: March 15, all day at participating DQ locations. Donations to Children’s of Alabama are urged – in exchange for a free vanilla soft serve treat! For more information, click here.
The Tuscaloosa Amphitheater’s upcoming season is about to get underway, and now a new show has just been added – one that will no doubt get the attention of lots of Druid City Living’s readers.
The “I Love the 90s” tour will hit T-Town on May 20, featuring a lot of very well-known acts who had huge hit songs during the decade: Salt N Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Color Me Badd, All-4-One, Coolio and Young MC.
Tuscaloosa Arts & Entertainment Manager Christy Bobo says everyone is getting ready for a great season.
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.
The Tuscaloosa City Council on Tuesday evening voted in favor of a resolution to establish an entertainment district in downtown Tuscaloosa – at least for one day.
The Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission, led by Gina Simpson, had requested that a formal Entertainment District be established on April 9 – coinciding with the Druid City Arts Festival (DCAF), which is scheduled for that day in Government Plaza.
It’s that time again: Sprayberry Education Center is hosting the 12th Annual Art Show and Silent Auction this Thursday, March 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Northport Civic Center. The show, which is a fundraiser of the Sprayberry PTO, features approximately 100 pieces of art in a variety of different categories, including Little Hands Art (Preschool), Extraordinary Art (Multiple Needs/Autism), Staff and Community (Youth and Adult). This show is a fundraiser of the Sprayberry PTO.
If you know of a great, local non-profit organization in the areas of health, education and financial literacy, let them know: The Junior League of Tuscaloosa is offering grants.
If awarded, recipients will be asked to attend a Junior League of Tuscaloosa meeting to accept the award.
FYI: The deadline for applications for the grant award is March 18. Grant money will be awarded in May.
Hundreds of people are expected to raise more than $14,800 to stop multiple sclerosis in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever at the Annual Walk MS: West Alabama taking place Feb. 27 at a new location—the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Walk MS is an opportunity for people living with MS and those who care about them to connect, be inspired and raise critical funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
“We are thrilled to be holding Walk MS: West Alabama at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater this year,” said Deanna Deschenes, Development Manager with the National MS Society. “Holding the walk in this new location will allow us to reach an even greater number of people. The more people that join us in the walk, the closer we get to finding a cure. It’s encouraging to watch the movement grow.”
Have a great week, everyone!
“For the Love of Pets” – Library Fine Forgiveness: Monday, Feb. 22 to Saturday, Feb. 27. Tuscaloosa Public Library. Donate pet supplies and have your overdue fines waived! Donations will go to the Humane Society of West Alabama.
UA Theatre and Dance Presents “Ghosts”: Feb. 22-28, Allen Bales Theatre, University of Alabama campus. This haunting, passionate play by Henrik Ibsen centers on a mother who desperately tries to conceal the painful past of her late, philandering husband from her son. Tickets: $10. For more information, visit theatre.ua.edu or call (205) 348-3400.
OLLI Honors Wheelchair Basketball and Tennis National Champions: Feb. 25, Bryant Conference Center, University of Alabama campus. Meet the athletes, get autographs and take photos while learning how UA is leading the way in adapted athletics. The Night of Champions event is FREE to the public, and the first 250 guests will receive 2 free tickets to the wheelchair basketball tournament to follow on Friday, February 26th at 6:00 p.m.
Empty Bowls Fundraiser, University Presbyterian Church: Feb. 26, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For $10 you will receive a simple meal of soup, bread, and water. You will also receive a hand-crafted empty bowl that will serve as a visible reminder of the many in Tuscaloosa/West AL who go to sleep each night hungry. All proceeds raised go to purchase food to be donated through UPC's Food Pantry. Tickets may be purchased from a church member or at the door the day of the event. For more information, visit uaupc.org.
Have a great week, everyone!
Bama Art House Films Presents “Janis: Little Girl Blue”: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators. Tickets: $8 general, $7 for students and seniors, $6 for Arts Council members. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (205) 758-5195 or visit bamatheatre.org.
UA Theatre and Dance Presents "The Countess of Storyville": Feb. 16 through Feb. 21, Marian Gallaway Theatre, University of Alabama campus. This new American Musical cloaked in mystery and steeped in politics follows a wealthy and beautiful woman’s return from Paris to operate a "Maison de Joie” in Storyville, the red light district of 1910 New Orleans. Tickets: Tickets are $14 for students, $17 for seniors and UA faculty and staff, and $20 for adults. They are available in Rowand-Johnson Hall at the ticket office in the front lobby, by phone at (205) 348-3400 or online at UA.tix.com.
Tuscaloosa City Schools Community Meetings: Feb. 18, 6 p.m. at Central, Northridge and Paul W. Bryant High Schools. These meetings will inform parents about the implementation of the system’s Integrated Curriculum, Facilities and Demographics Strategic Plan. For more information, visit tuscaloosacityschools.com.