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: 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!

The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will recognize artists, educators, volunteers and patrons of the arts at the 23rd Druid Arts Awards ceremony on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Bama Theatre. The winners and their families will be honored at a reception at the theatre’s Greensboro Room at 6 p.m. with the awards presented at 7 p.m. in the theatre.

This adorable munchkin is Missy, and she's this week's Humane Society of West Alabama's Pet of the Week!

What would you do for the children in your community? Would you allow yourself to be dropped off a building? Youth For Christ (YFC) is hoping you say “Yes!” For the first time ever in Tuscaloosa, residents will have the opportunity to rappel off a building roof in support of the ministries of the local YFC organization. 

Camgian Microsystems Corporation celebrated the grand opening of its new Center for AI and Machine Learning in Tuscaloosa on Feb. 6. Located at The EDGE, a high-tech facility designed to support entrepreneurial collaboration and innovation, the facility will host advanced research and development initiatives in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).

Four years ago, Chris Miller and Phil Lord’s The LEGO Movie arrived in multiplexes with a response of candy-colored shock and awe. It was a bit of creative thinking that made nearly ever other kid’s movie look like lazy pandering.

Meet the PreK Pals! These kids are fantastic, and they’re the stars of a new column in Druid City Living. Alicia Jenne’, a veteran teacher of little people, is the PreK Pals Lead Teacher for PreK#1 at Rock Quarry Elementary School and our inquisitive “reporter” – asking the hard-hitting questions that we all want to know the answers to. 

This month, the spotlight is squarely on four-year-old Blakely and five-year-old Caleb as they answer the age-old question:  

How do you know when someone loves you?

The number of patients seeking medical care at DCH Regional Medical Center and Northport Medical Center for flu continues to rise.

The 2019 Annual Emily Baker Women’s Classic tennis tournament will be held Feb. 20-22 at Center Court Tuscaloosa.

Six fifth graders will represent Tuscaloosa City Schools at the national level in the “Amazing Shake” competition to develop communication skills, teamwork, and professional behavior.

Tooth decay is now considered the most common childhood disease, affecting one in seven 3 to 5-year-olds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Untreated tooth decay and cavities can be bad news for your child's baby teeth, as well as their future oral health. While toddler tooth decay is a serious issue, it can be prevented by making proactive changes to your child’s diet and oral care routine.

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: 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!

This sweet and shy girl is Deedee, a 1 ½ -2 year old greyhound/lab mix, and she's this week's Humane Society of West Alabama Pet of the Week!

Turning Point, West Alabama’s agency providing services for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault will hold this year’s annual meeting on Monday, February 11, from 6pm to 8pm, at first United Methodist Church on Greensboro Ave.

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.

We recently visited the “Love Park” in the Miraflores district of Lima, Peru. Couples and families there gather to relax in the grass and view the ocean beneath El Beso – a giant statue of two lovers embracing. 

The experience got me thinking about love… how we yearn to express it and embrace it, despite the consequences. In other parts of the world, people seem to embrace love more openly than we do here. 

Miss Bala is exactly what you’d expect from an action movie opening in February. More than that, it’s exactly what you’d expect from a movie about a woman on a murderous rampage that is not directed by Quentin Tarantino. That’s a nice way of saying this movie stinks.

In a continued response to the persistent concern of food insecurity in the lives of citizens in West Alabama, the 2019 Tuscaloosa Can! event will feature over 20 school teams creating large sculptures made from canned food items. After the structures are built, the creations remain on display to the public as a giant art exhibition. At the end of the viewing, all food is donated to the West Alabama Food Bank.

Dr. Mary Walker is the only woman to ever receive the Congressional Medal of Honor – the highest, most prestigious personal military decoration awarded to U.S. Military service members who have distinguished themselves by acts of valor. Later this month, Walker will be recognized locally, along with several other area women, at a special event.

The Exchange Club of Tuscaloosa strengthens the community through their own service projects and support for dozens of additional service organizations. The annual Great Tuscaloosa Chili Cookoff brings Tuscaloosa residents together to fund the Club’s mission. 

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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