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During a recent Campus Life club meeting on a Wednesday morning, we had a great conversation about how things are often not what they seem. As I have wrestled with what we talked about that day with a room full of middle schoolers, it dawned on me that the information shared in that time is perfect for a much broader audience. So, here is my recollection of what we talked about that day. 

The University of Alabama football team's annual Fan Day is set for this Saturday, Aug. 4. The Crimson Tide will hold an open practice in Bryant-Denny Stadium from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Players and coaches will be available for autographs following practice on the field beginning at approximately 4:45 p.m.

As UA students finish summer school, and other return to campus for the fall, moving in and out results in a ton of garbage in Tuscaloosa. On Monday, July 30, the city of Tuscaloosa began offering longer customer service hours - and additional dumpsters to meet the increased demand.

Who wants to spend all summer in a hot kitchen? These recipes allow you to whip up a tasty meal without missing out on any summer fun.  The Doritos taco salad takes just minutes to make, and for the pepper steak, the slow cooker makes things a breeze. 

As always, bon appétit!  

Druid City Living always wants to recognize our great local businesses. To the new businesses - welcome to town! Remember: Shop local. 

When Nikki Hill was a high school student studying at American Christian Academy, she fell in love with English literature. Inspired by her own experience, Hill now teaches a new generation of students at the very same school. 

Amanda Roberts’ personality is as bright as the Olympic medals she wears around her neck. 

In July, the Tuscaloosa native was one of about 4,000 athletes from across the nation that competed at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, Washington.  

Whether you are pregnant mother looking for a Pediatrician or a parent considering another Pediatrician for your child, here are a few questions to ask a doctor before you choose him/her as your child’s Pediatrician.  Go through and see which matter most to you (after all, you'll only have around 15 minutes or so to meet with the doctor). Insider tip: Start with the most important things first.

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.

The Tuscaloosa Police Department recently received a special award. On July 24, in the Tuscaloosa City Council Chambers, the Department of Defense Office of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) presented the Patriot Award to Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steven Anderson.

Does your child love to sing? If so, the Alabama Choir School is holding auditions soon. Open auditions are set for Monday, Aug. 6 from 4-6 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in downtown Tuscaloosa.

Meet Lover Boy, aka Diesel, a 1 1/2-year-old male shepherd/retriever mix, and he's this week's Humane Society of West Alabama's Pet of the Week!

Life is a delicate dance of moments. If we’re lucky, we all get plenty of daily steps, and each is ours to use as we please. While I sleep, my husband has used 8,000 of his daily steps, and by 9 p.m. he is in at 21,000 steps… and I am just getting motivated to "do something." I am usually using all my "steps" through my fingers on canvas, behind the steering wheel, or on a keyboard.  

With so many high-profile suicides in the headlines lately, it has reminded all of us that you can never just assume someone is okay by the way they appear at work, at a family or church event, or even on television. Often, the most difficult struggles we have are the ones that we hold in secret and do our best to keep others from ever knowing.

Discussion around mental health has taken to the national stage in recent weeks, and the Tuscaloosa Mental Health Alliance says one in four Alabama residents are affected by mental illness. That’s why the local cycling enthusiasts of the Druid City Bicycle Club come together every year to host the Hot Hundred Bike Ride.

Ever wonder what would happen when you put a basketball star and a science brainiac together in a school musical? That’s exactly what will happen as the Actor’s Charitable Theatre (ACT) brings Disney’s High School Musical to the stage at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa, July 27-29.

Nearly 100 years ago, the “I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream” novelty song was born. And all these years later, ice cream continues to be a staple dessert for joyful celebrations or a potential late-night snack. There’s no doubt it’s been hot in Tuscaloosa this summer, but once again, fear not my friends, the businesses of Tuscaloosa and Northport have heard our screams for ice cream, and they deliver big. Here are a few of my favorites this summer… 

The City of Tuscaloosa is temporarily extending service hours and tactically placing additional dumpsters to meet increased demand as area college students return for the fall semester.

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.

There are so many different types of parenting that it can be hard to keep track—attachment, authoritative, peaceful—but the most important thing is finding out which style (or combination) works best for you and your little one. And now there's talk of another parenting technique worth considering: gentle parenting.

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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