Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help ensure they have a safe holiday.

Shelton State Community College will host the seventh Shelton’s BEST Robotics Competition on Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27. 

Twenty-six schools from West Alabama will compete at the 2018 event. This year’s theme, “Current Events,” will highlight the impact pollution has on the ocean and the planet. In addition to creating preventative strategies, teams are required to create a robotic prototype that will tackle ocean floor clean-up.

This dapper fine fellow is Bones, and he’s this week’s Humane Society of West Alabama’s Pet of the Week.

The University of Alabama’s Sonic Frontiers concert series will present its first concert of the 2018-2019 season on Tuesday, October 30th at 7:30 p.m. at the Bama Theatre. Alloy Orchestra will perform an original score to Sergei Eisenstein’s first full-length feature film, “Strike” (1925). The public is invited to attend this free event.

My daughter has gone to the same camp five years now. In the words of my practical CPA husband, the expense is “ridiculous.” This year, we said, “Pick anywhere instead of camp, and we will take a trip.”

She chose Seattle, Washington – the farthest in the U.S. from Alabama she could pick.  

For going on 19 years, Jerrod Newell has been sharing his passion for music and encouraging the students of Tuscaloosa and Northport to achieve their best. He’s done this through teaching choral music and yearbook, directing his school’s choral music choir, and volunteering at his local church. 

The City of Tuscaloosa will host the third annual ‘Tech-or-Treat’ night on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gateway Innovation and Discovery Center, located at 2614 University Blvd East.

The Tuscaloosa County School System is excited to announce the new Holt High School will open for its first day of classes on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Although the current timeline called for the school to open in January 2019, in a release, TCSS officials said construction has moved at a pace that will allow for an earlier opening date.

It’s football season, and that means two things: it’s time to Roll with the Tide in BDS – and it’s time to eat! Whether you’re a hungry out-of-towner or a local, everyone can agree that Tuscaloosa offers up some of the best game day eats around. Here are some of my favorite suggestions for places to grab a bite – before or after the game. RTR! 

The City of Tuscaloosa has won nine awards in the past year for its use of an online and social media presence.

“Our website and social media sites all reach different people in our community who come from different demographics and backgrounds,” said Deidre Stalnaker, Tuscaloosa’s Communications Director. “It is important for us to tailor what we say and do to the people we are reaching to meet them where they are and make communication easy.”

Paintings on tar, art made from taxidermy, and a musician who plays instruments made from garbage are just a few of the unique sights’ visitors will find at the 47th annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts, October 20-21 at Kentuck Park in Northport. This year’s festival will feature more than 270 artisans presenting their works, live demonstrations by craftspeople, music, storytelling, food and local craft beer.  

The Alabama men's and women's basketball teams officially welcomed in the 2018-19 campaign with a bang on Monday night when they hosted the fourth annual Tide Tipoff presented by Supe Store. The Crimson Tide took the floor in front of a buzzing crowd in Coleman Coliseum for a night full of competition, entertainment, and prizes.

Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help ensure they have a safe and healthy holiday.

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.

Meet Zora and Sweet Pea: This bonded pair have been together for 14 years - since they were in the womb! Zora and Sweet Pea are this week's Humane Society of West Alabama's Pets of the Week.

“I’ll be right back. I’m going to get more acetone.”

I smiled and nodded, watching the nail technician step away to refill her nail polish remover. I looked down at my toes. The pink nail polish I successfully reapplied (without removing) for a good year’s time remained, staring back at me in defiance, just as shiny as it was on one of the many (dozens of) times I reapplied it in haste. It was mocking me.

Tuscaloosan Casey Suchocki is a construction estimator by day, but by night, and on weekends and holidays, he’s a contestant on the television show American Ninja Warrior. 

Attention, area teachers: The Community Foundation of West Alabama is currently offering grants of up to $500 for area classroom teachers.

Dating is always an adventure, but online dating has particular aspects that can make it even more eventful. There are pros and cons. If you’ve tried online dating, I'm sure you could name a few yourself.  

Sunshine Artist Magazine's annual report, 200 Best, named the Kentuck Festival of the Arts as number five in the nation in the category of classic and contemporary craft shows. The 47th Annual Kentuck Festival is set for Oct. 20-21.

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