The City of Tuscaloosa has scheduled the musical acts highlighting the diverse musical offerings of Tuscaloosa area for the fourth annual Live at the Plaza concert series in Government Plaza every Friday night in June and July.

This handsome fellow is Andy, a 2-year-old male shepherd/lab mix. This adorable pupper is the Humane Society of West Alabama’s Pet of the Week!

The North River Christian Academy JV Charger baseball team sponsored a Light it Up Blue for Autism Dress Down Day on Apr. 2. 

On the first Friday of every month, downtown Tuscaloosa adds an artsy vibe to its crowded bar and restaurant scene. 

The city’s monthly Art Walk features stops at several galleries, including the Paul R. Jones Museum, the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center Galleries, O’Connor Art Studios, Grace Aberdean Habitat Alchemy, and Harrison Galleries. Participating galleries keep their exhibits open between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. — well past regular business hours.  

It is difficult to make hard decisions during good times. 

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

In 2007, Central High School had a graduation rate of 47 percent. 

In the years following, the school steadily resided on the list of failing schools in Alabama. A mark of failure followed Central High, its faculty, and its students. 

That all changed last year, when more than 85 percent of the seniors in the Class of 2018 graduated. The graduation rate has nearly doubled in the last decade. 

Parents and families are children’s first teachers. Family Friday focuses on engaging families to support our youngest learners.  You might be thinking, “I’m a parent, not a teacher.” The great news is, whether you’ve had training or not, you are your child’s first teacher.

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

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Enjoy your week, T-Town!

Chocolate lovers listen up: The annual Death By Chocolate Tournament is happening on May 2. Proceeds from this event benefit Family Counseling Service of Tuscaloosa, and the evening promises to be a great one.

This gorgeous tortoise-shell cat is Turtle, and she's the Humane Society of West Alabama's Pet of the Week!

Right now, my son’s gums are so prevalent, I have the mind to call our family dentist to ensure nothing has gone wrong in the growing of his “big people” teeth. For the life of me, I cannot remember how long I was toothless as a child, but I know it wasn’t this long!  

After my Little’s most recent gem fell out while playing, he turned it over to me for safe keeping because his bed was not made up for pillow safety. A short while later, he decided to inspect it further, I’m sure for blood, because he is truly a boy’s boy. Can you guess what happened? Yep. Said gem was lost and has yet to be found 

I don't know about you guys, but I'm thrilled to be swapping out Old Man Winter for the sweetness of spring. I think we’ve all had enough rainy, cloudy days to last us a while. The slightly warmer feel of the longer days reminds me that summer is right around the corner. Have you started sprucing up and doing spring cleaning? If not, you’re in luck! 

Hi there! I’m Kathryn from the blog Woodbank Lane. This month, I’m sharing some simple ideas to help get your home ready to say hello to spring. These ideas are easy and inexpensive, and they will help your house feel updated and spring-ready.

According to Kim Davis, learning a new language not only opens doors to new opportunities, it makes life more fun. By teaching French to the students at Tuscaloosa County High School for eight years, she’s seen a lot of both, and she’s discovered the key to engaging learners – reading.

Happy spring! I hope everyone had at least a little bit of a spring “break” this past month. If you just went to the beach, you know – it’s almost time for swimsuit season. That likely means you’re buckling down on your diet. Well, I’m here to help!  

For much of Tuscaloosa’s early history and indeed the United States, itinerancy was common. There were clock peddlers, opticians, music teachers, dance instructors, and others whose residence in any particular town, city, or state was short-lived.  Some, such as plantation owners, farmers, miners, merchants, and craftsmen, perhaps stayed longer, but they still were subject to wanderlust. One special group was the politicians. As people moved west, those with political ambitions often looked for newer, more fertile ground and, in some cases, a fresh start. 

Here’s wishing all our Druid City Living readers a great week, filled with all kinds of outstanding local events. Remember to 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!

Children develop creativity, social skills, and fine muscles with open-ended art projects that let them make choices, use their imaginations, and create with their hands.

Avengers: Endgame brings the hammer down on The Marvel Cinematic Universe on Apr. 27, so I'm looking back at the films that have built a massive phenomenon.  Are they any good? 

This cutie is Margie, a 9-10 month old (as of 4/19) female Pit Bull Terrier mix. She's the Humane Society of West Alabama's Pet of the Week!

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