Enjoy your week, T-Town, and RTR!
Tuscaloosa County University of Alabama Alumni Annual Kickoff Party: Aug. 11, 6-8 p.m. North Zone at Bryant-Denny Stadium. This event celebrates the beginning of a new academic and athletic year at the Capstone. This year’s guest speaker is Jeremiah Castille. Expect refreshments, door prizes, Big Al and the UA cheerleaders. For more information, visit alumni.ua.edu.
23rd Annual Night Light Golf Tournament: Aug. 12, Ol’ Colony Golf Complex, Tuscaloosa. This four-person scramble tournament benefits Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS). Golfers will play nine holes before dark, enjoy a BBQ dinner and play nine holes in the dark with glow in the dark golf balls. There will be door prizes, a grand prize and a silent auction. For more information, visit capstuscaloosa.net or call (205) 758-1159.
“Men Who Cook”: Aug. 12, 6-8 p.m. McAbee Center, Tuscaloosa. This annual fundraiser benefits FOCUS on Senior Citizens of Tuscaloosa County’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs, as well as the Foster Grandparent Programs. Tickets: $15. For more information, call (205) 553-3133.
The University of Alabama football team's annual Fan Day is set for this Sunday, Aug. 7. Fan Day is always a great opportunity for Tide faithful to get autographs from players and from Nick Saban. Here are all of the specifics:
Tuscaloosa has a new flea market, and it’s growing. T-Town Trade Daze began back in June, with a gathering of nearly 50 vendors selling wares over a two-day weekend at the Old Farmer’s Market location by the Black Warrior River. The inaugural event was so successful, organizers decided to do it again.
Seafood lovers, take note: Eagles’ Wings is bringing a taste of the Gulf to Northport this weekend.
This week offers plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy everything our area has to offer. From the Citywide Prayer Rally for Peace and Unity (Monday), to the Shrimpfest and BBQ for Eagles’ Wings and T-Town Trade Daze this weekend, there are so many things to see and do.
Enjoy your week, T-Town.
Tuscaloosa Citywide Prayer Rally for Peace and Unity: Monday, Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m. Bethel Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa. Churches throughout Tuscaloosa, Northport and surrounding areas are coming together for this event. Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox will also be on hand.
32nd Annual National Night Out: Aug. 2, 6 to 8 p.m. Sokol Park, Tuscaloosa. Come out and show support for local law enforcement agencies and the officers who serve the community. Enjoy free food, drinks and get the chance to meet representatives from numerous area law enforcement!
Kentuck Art Night in downtown Northport: Thursday, Aug. 4, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This monthly celebration of art and artists is free to the public. Enjoy live music, pop-up shops from local vendors, demonstrations by Kentuck studio artists, and more. For more information, visit kentuck.org/art-night.
Tuscaloosa’s Children’s Hands-On Museum is hosting the tenth annual Duck Derby on Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Government Plaza in downtown Tuscaloosa. This fundraising event, which features 3000 rubber ducks, is without question one of the best family-friendly events around. It’s a ton of fun to watch, too.
Enjoy your week, T-Town.
July Breakfast & Biz: July 26, 8:30 a.m. Glory Bound Gyro Co. Join fellow members of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama for an informal networking opportunity. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.
The ACT Presents “Willy Wonka Jr.”: July 29-31, Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. This musical, presented by an all-youth cast from The ACT’s Summer Camp, chronicles the delicious adventures of Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory. General admission tickets ($10) will be available at the box office one hour prior to each show. For show times, visit TheACT.info or call (205) 393-2800.
Live at the Plaza: July 29, 6-9 p.m. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. The City of Tuscaloosa is once again hosting musical acts as part of this series. The concerts are free, and the atmosphere is family-friendly. This week's performer is "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard.
Fans of Tuscaloosa’s area food trucks, listen up: Band of Brothers Brewing Company is holding a massive food truck rally this Saturday. For those of us who run around “chasing” these trucks on a regular basis (for me, it’s like Pokemon Go – only with FOOD, and far more satisfying rewards), this is the perfect opportunity to check out all of the goodness being offered up. If y’all loved Trucks by the Tracks, this is like that – but not by the tracks, and with live music, special giveaways, and, of course, local beer (including some limited releases). Happy Weekend.
Enjoy your week, T-Town!
Feed to Read Health Literacy Enrichment Camp: July 18-22, Stillman College, Tuscaloosa. The Literacy Council of West Alabama and Stillman College have teamed up to offer this free camp to children ages 5-10. For more information, call Lauren McFarland at (205) 451-6145.
Alabama Blues Project “Summer Blues Camp”: July 18-22, 1 to 5 p.m. Alberta School of Performing Arts, Tuscaloosa. This camp is for children ages 8-18. Participants will get to play instruments, learn songs and more. For more information, visit alabamablues.org.
Shelton State/Tuscaloosa City and County Schools Dual Enrollment Meeting: July 19, 6 p.m. Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy. Students in grades 10-12 interested in earning academic and technical credit are invited to attend. For more information, visit Sheltonstate.edu.