Although some of us wish summer vacations could last forever, they don’t. It’s September now, and it’s time to get focused. Sure, we miss lazy days, but there’s also a bit of relief about getting back into a routine. 

Happy Almost Fall, Y’all. I’m sure you’ve all been running around like crazy now that the kiddos are back in school. It’s time to slow down, just for a bit, and share a great family meal. This honey garlic chicken is a snap to make, and I guarantee it’ll keep everyone at the table longer.  

And for dessert? These crunch peanut butter stacks are a classic. And guess what? They’re no bake! Yep, I’ve hooked y’all up with some tasty recipes that don’t require your oven. You’re welcome. 

Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority and 301 Bistro will host the first Tuskaloosa Oktoberfest on October 6 from noon-6 p.m. located at 301 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa.

If you’d like to try out some great food trucks in the Tuscaloosa area, now’s your chance – and for a great cause. This Thursday, Sept. 13, the United on the Plaza food truck benefit will be held. Proceeds from this lunchtime event benefit the United Way of West Alabama.

Krystal recently reopened its McFarland Boulevard location – a new prototype store with enhanced drive-through functionality. It’s the first Krystal of its kind in Alabama. Now, the company is giving back to the community.

Shelton State Community College’s Terrific Tuesday Concert Series will host Ruth Washington Mayhew on Tuesday, September 11 at 1:00 p.m. in the Martin Campus Alabama Power Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. 

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.

September is National Preparedness Month. Do you know if your insurance covers disasters?

Children’s of Alabama honored The University of Alabama Dance Marathon program today for donating more than $1 million to the hospital over a seven-year period by presenting the organization with a recognition plaque on the Pillars of the Community display in the hospital.

Don't worry. CFVD is not as bad as it sounds. 

By the time you read this, you most likely will have taken in your first annual dose of the phenomenon that is College Football.  

Check out those ears! Chevy is this week’s Humane Society of West Alabama Pet of the Week!

Relias Healthcare, headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi, has been awarded the opportunity to provide Emergency Medicine Professional Sta ng and Management Services for DCH Health System in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Starting September 1st, Relias will take over the management and physician sta ng of the ED at DCH Regional Medical Center, Northport Medical Center, and Fayette Medical Center.

Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa is hosting a number of free, open to the public events in honor of National Assisted Living Week.  Classes, events and bingo are on the agenda.  

  

National Assisted Living Week Events

Capture the Moments

 

Grandparents’ Day Family Photos

Take Family Pictures with Big Al and the Alabama Cheerleaders

September 9 • 2 - 4 PM

 

Tea Talk Introduction to Photography

Learn Foundational Skills to Make Your Pictures Come to Life!

September 10 • 3 PM

 

Biscuit Bingo

Free Bingo, Prizes and Breakfast Biscuit Sandwiches

September 12 • 9 AM

 

Open House

Come and tour Morning Pointe and Learn More About How We Can Help Care for Your Loved Ones!

September 15 • Noon - 2 PM

 

Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa

1801 Rice Mine Road North

Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

(205) 345-1112

The 16th annual Canine Classic 5K road race to benefit the Humane Society of West Alabama will be held on Saturday, Sept.15, at Kentuck Park.This is a major fundraiser for HSWA, a local non-profit that seeks to help area animals.

The United Way of West Alabama recently kicked off its annual fundraising season with a luncheon for Tuscaloosa’s most dedicated volunteers. These volunteers work year-round to make the Tuscaloosa community a better place for all. At the Bryant Conference Center on Aug. 14, campaign officials unveiled their highly anticipated fundraising goal for the year.

Check out any daycare waiting list in Tuscaloosa, and you’ll quickly find out that Tuscaloosa is having a baby boom right now. Sure, those waiting lists have always been on the long side, but folks in the childcare industry tell me this is one of the biggest baby booms this city has seen in recent years.  

And, if you’ve run into me at the grocery store lately, you might have noticed… my expanding belly has now morphed from “food baby” to “baby baby!”  

As pregnant ladies, we get the constant message from our doctor to stay active. But as we journey from one trimester to the next, that recommendation often seems easier said than done.

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.

Most babies have a natural need to suck, and find it calming.  This type of sucking is called "non-nutritive sucking" because the baby is not being fed.  Giving a baby a pacifier can satisfy a baby’s need to suck.  If parents choose to give their baby a pacifier, here are some tips for using it safely.

The University of Alabama will honor 20 female trailblazers during the 1893 Jubilee Dinner that will be held at the John and Ann Rhoades Softball Stadium this Friday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m.

The 1893 Jubilee Dinner is the signature event of the University’s 125 Years of Women yearlong celebration of the contributions UA women have made to the campus, nation and world.

Meet Romeo! This all black male cat is a as sweet as can be - and he's this week's Humane Society of West Alabama's Pet of the Week!

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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