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Schoolyard Roots, a West Alabama nonprofit that partners with elementary schools through unique hands-on learning, will present its Eighth Annual Garden Party on Nov. 3 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Tuscaloosa River Market. 

This marks the eighth year for the fundraiser, which brings the mission of Schoolyard Roots to life through a community celebration that pairs local chefs with area farmers to create fresh, delicious cuisine. All proceeds support Schoolyard Roots’ school-based programming that ties directly to state curriculum standards. 

After a traumatic event, it’s normal for children to show changes in behavior. Keep an eye on children to find out what kind of help or reassurance they need.

Here’s wishing all our Druid City Living readers a great week, filled with all kinds of outstanding local events. Get out, get involved, and above all else: Have fun!

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.

Enjoy your week, T-Town.

Shirley is looking for a home where she is the only fur baby. This beautiful kitty is the Humane Society of West Alabama Pet of the Week.

Since its initial offering at the McAbee Center, “SilverSneakers” has taken off running through all Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority’s Activity Centers. If you are 65+ find out if you are eligible for SilverSneakers membership by participating in a PARA Café. The PARA Cafés are free and open to the public.

The war was over, and the sullen POWs trudged off to confinement. The conflict was perhaps the shortest, least bloody, and most amusing ever fought. The combatants were advance men for two circuses. Their battlefield was the streets Tuscaloosa.

The City of Tuscaloosa will host the fourth annual ‘Tech-or-Treat’ night on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gateway Innovation and Discovery Center, located at 2614 University Blvd East.

The Alabama Small Business Development Center, The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, and the Kentuck Art Center will present the next event in the “Create Tuscaloosa” series on Oct. 24.  It will take place at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center from 5-6 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required.

You can reassure children without any words at all. Hugs help, and another way of holding each other close is simply reminding your child repeatedly that your family is safe and together. Try these ideas, too. 

Each year, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama honors “civic giants” that have made an impact on the quality, livability, and economic progress of our community. The Civic Hall of Fame was born during The Chamber’s 100th anniversary year in 2000 and is designed to honor exceptional citizens who have made significant, long-term contributions to the overall development of Tuscaloosa County.

Organizations, businesses, and individual citizens submitted nominations for the 2019 class. These were reviewed by a committee and honorees were selected.

The 2019 honorees will be inducted Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Tuscaloosa River Market. There is no cost to attend the event.

Druid City Living (DCL) is Tuscaloosa, Alabama's premier community newspaper, covering the great people, places and activities of the area.



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