All 19 of The University of Alabama’s Panhellenic Association’s sororities, plus one National Pan-Hellenic Council sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, are coming together from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday to host the first “Holly Jolly Holiday on Sorority Row.”

For most of us mamas, fall in Alabama means visiting the pumpkin patch with our kiddos, enjoying pumpkin spice everything, and getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday. We’re also one step closer to preparing for Black Friday, and two steps closer to having a vacation during the Christmas holiday season. Whew! There is so much going on here, there, and everywhere that we may not realize our kids are feeling burned out.  

If you’re looking for some decorating ideas or holiday motivation this season, you’ll want to check out Tuscaloosa Tablescapes on Nov. 8. For the second year, the Tuscaloosa Career & Technology Academy’s Hospitality and Tourism program will offer up some gorgeous holiday décor ideas and inspiration.  

The 7th Annual Schoolyard Roots Garden Party will be held on Nov. 11 at the Tuscaloosa River Market. From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., attendees can sample fresh, delicious food from 18 local farmers, 16 restaurants, and three breweries. Local musicians will provide live music, and guests can bid on art provided by local artists.  

The 25th annual Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger food drive kicked off Monday, Oct. 1, at The University of Alabama and will run through Nov. 15. The drive collects food donations for the West Alabama Food Bank.

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.

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.

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.

While Memphis may be the home of the blues, Tuscaloosa will share that designation during Alabama Blues Week, July 9-15. 

The week of blues concerts, informational sessions, and master classes for select students is a collaboration between the Alabama Blues Project, The University of Alabama School of Music, College of Continuing Studies, and the Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports Commission.

Throughout childhood, children face changes at home and at school. These changes can be small and go unnoticed, or they can be life-changing. Beginning preschool or kindergarten is a transition that holds many changes for children. The importance of parents' involvement in their child’s transition from home to school cannot be stressed enough. With the support of a caring parent, this transition can be a positive experience for a child, giving him or her a sense of self-confidence and accomplishment.  Here are a few tips on helping your child make a successful transition from home to school:

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