OLLI@UA Summer Kickoff and Annual Meeting: Aug. 13, 2-4 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy refreshments while discovering everything OLLI has to offer. Also, there will be a brief review of the year's accomplishments as well as board elections. OLLI@UA provides mature adults, 50+, with social, educational, and travel opportunities. For more information, visit olli.ua.edu or call (205) 348-6482.
United Way Campaign Kickoff Luncheon: Aug. 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, UA campus. Meet and hear from campaign volunteers and learn West Alabama’s fundraising goal for the annual United Way campaign. For more information, visit uwwa.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber Business After Hours: Aug. 14, 5-7 p.m. Bryant Bank, Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah 5K and Fun Run: Aug. 18, 7 a.m. Government Plaza, Downtown Tuscaloosa. Join honorary race starter Scott Cochran for this 5K race through downtown to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis. Funds raised benefit The Thomas Plott Foundation. For more information, visit plottfoundation.org.
5th Annual Alabama Veterans Reunion: Aug. 18, various locations in Tuscaloosa. This is a weekend filled with activities and events to honor those in Alabama who’ve served our country. Many of the events are free. For more information, or to register, visit alabamaveteransreunion.com.
Weird Contest Day at CHOM: Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Compete for prizes in weird and wacky contests throughout CHOM. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235.
Jim Ezell and Carolyn Breckinridge Book Signing: Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Tuscaloosa. Local authors (and DCL contributors) Jim Ezell (“The Cistern”) and Carolyn Breckinridge (“Tuscaloosa Moon,” “Tuscaloosa Boneyard,” “Kaleidoscope Jane and Other Stories”) will be signing copies of their novels. Come out and meet them!
8th Annual Johnny Shines Blues Festival: Aug. 18. All day at Band of Brothers Brewing Co., Tuscaloosa. Food, drinks, and lots of blues music bands are participating in this rain-or-shine event honoring the legacy of Johnny Shines.
Cancer Wellness Support Group: Aug. 21, Noon-1 p.m. Wellness Room, Manderson Cancer Center, Tuscaloosa. Current and former patients of the Manderson Cancer Center (and their caregiver) who have been diagnosed with cancer, during all phases of their treatment and recovery, are welcome. Please RSVP to Jana Smith, Outreach Coordinator (205) 759-7877.
25th Annual CAPS Night Light Golf Tournament: Aug. 24, Tall Pines Golf Course, 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 more. For more information, visit capstuscaloosa.com or call (205) 758-1159.
Hospice of West Alabama Casino Cabaret: Aug. 24, 6-9 p.m. North River Yacht Club, Tuscaloosa. This fun-filled evening, benefiting Hospice of West Alabama, includes blackjack, roulette, and other gaming tables. For more information, including tickets, visit hospiceofwestalabama.com.
14th Annual Walk to Remember: Aug. 25, 9:30-11 a.m. Inside University Mall, Tuscaloosa. This annual walk honors anyone affected by Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders, as well as their caregivers. Money raised supports the Caring Days programs. For more information, call (205) 752-6840 or visit caringdays.org.
Let’s Go Fly a Kite Day at CHOM: Aug. 25, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Design your own kite to take home. Add your own personal touch to the new “Children of CHOM” kite. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235.
Keith Urban “Graffiti U World Tour” with Kelsea Ballerini: Aug. 26, 7:30 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.
Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon.; Tuesdays 3-6 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Blvd, Tuscaloosa. Shop for fresh produce, grass fed beef, baked goods, cheeses and more. Buy fresh, buy local. For more information, visit tuscaloosarivermarket.com or call (205) 248-5295.
Northport Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 6 a.m. to noon, 4150 5th Street, Northport. For more information, visit npfarmersmarket.com.
DCH Regional Medical Center Support Groups
Cancer Wellness Support Group meets monthly from Noon-1 p.m. in the Wellness Room at the Manderson Cancer Center. We welcome current and former patients of the Manderson Cancer Center (and a caregiver) who have been diagnosed with cancer, during all phases of their treatment and recovery. Reservations are requested. For more information and to RSVP, call Jana Smith, Outreach Coordinator, at 205-759-7877.
HeART: Healing with the Arts free art workshop is open to all current and former Manderson Cancer Center patients, family members and caregivers. Workshops are held twice weekly, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 1-4 p.m., giving participants an opportunity to use art to express their feelings through creative expression. All art supplies are provided. No cost. The Art Gallery has countless paintings displayed for sale and open to the public. All proceeds from these sales go to fund supplies for the art room and DCH Foundation’s Help and Hope Fund.
IMPACT Identifying Many Positives After Cancer Treatment meets monthly from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., typically at First Methodist Church Tuscaloosa. IMPACT aims to provide support, information, education, and community service to benefit themselves, other breast cancer survivors, and their families. Reservations are requested. For more information and to RSVP, call Jana Smith, Outreach Coordinator, at 205-759-7877.
Look Good… Feel Better is a free program sponsored in partnership with American Cancer Society for women who are undergoing cancer treatment. Come learn how to deal with the changes in your skin and appearance. Attendees receive a wonderful collection of skin care and makeup products. Classes meet monthly from 1-3 p.m. in the Manderson Cancer Center Wellness Room. Call 205-759-7877 for more information or visit lookgoodfeelbetter.org.
Prostate Cancer Support Group meets Noon-1 p.m. every other month in the Wellness Room at the Manderson Cancer Center. Current and former patients of the Manderson Cancer Center (and a caregiver) are welcome. This group is offered to provide community-based education and support to help men and their families cope with prostate cancer. Reservations are requested. For more information and to RSVP, call Jana Smith, Outreach Coordinator, at 205-759-7877.
STRETCH is a unique exercise and support program offered by the Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center and UA Recreation Center for women who have had a breast cancer diagnosis. “Stretching” can begin weeks after surgical procedures. Patients must obtain physician approval. Classes meet twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. at the UA Student Recreation Center. For more information, call Katrina Lewis, Patient Navigator, at 205-330-3647.