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Theatre Tuscaloosa Presents “Forever Plaid”: Through Sept. 16. Bean-Brown Theatre, Tuscaloosa. After four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this hilariously nostalgic musical set in the 1950s. To purchase tickets and see show times, visit theatretusc.com or call the Theatre Tuscaloosa Box Office at (205) 391-2277.
Chamber Business After Hours: Sept. 11, 5-7 p.m. Smart Bank/Capstone Bank, Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.
Bama Art House Films Presents “The Leisure Seeker”: Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 general, $7 for students and seniors, $6 for Arts Council members. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit bamatheatre.org.
Raising Hope Silent Auction: Sept. 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. This annual event benefits Catholic Social Services of West Alabama. The auction runs until 7 p.m.; dinner will be served beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 each, or five for $65. For more information, visit csstuscaloosa.org.
Annual Buy for RISE Charity Sale: Sept. 14 and 15, Rise Center, Tuscaloosa. Area merchants have donated high-end items to the University of Alabama RISE School, and deep discounts are offered. Money raised will help RISE. For more information, call (205) 348-7931.
Haunted Tuscaloosa Tours: Through-Oct. 26 The Historic Drish House. For more information, including specific tours, times, and more, visit hauntedtuscaloosatours.com.
Shipwrecked Water Safety at CHOM: Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Anchor down at CHOM and learn about water safety with the Army Corps of Engineers. Meet Buddy the Beaver, solve the shipwrecked survivor riddle, compete in water safety bingo, and more. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235.
Calico Street Troupe Performance: Sept. 15 and 29. 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Northport Civic Center. This free, interactive, professional stage play for kids and their families features costumed actors, dancers, special lighting, and music – all on a 36-foot stage. Performances teach right choices and good character. For more information, visit calicostreet.com.
16th Annual Canine Classic 5K Road Race: Sept. 15, 8 a.m. (registration begins at 7 a.m.). Kentuck Park, Northport. This road race is the Humane Society of West Alabama’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The race course is a flat, fast certified course. The first 150 registrants will receive a t-shirt on the day of the race and all entrants will be entered in a drawing for door prizes. Walkers are welcomed. For more information, visit tuscaloosatrackclub.com or humanesocietyofwa.org.
Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Presents “Into the Beyond”: Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Moody Music Building Concert Hall, University of Alabama campus. Tickets are available at tsoonline.org or by phone at (205) 752-5515.
Bama Art House Films Presents “Disobedience”: Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 general, $7 for students and seniors, $6 for Arts Council members. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit bamatheatre.org.
Pars 4 Paws Golf Tournament: Sept. 20, 1 p.m. (lunch at 11:30 a.m.), Ol’ Colony Golf Course, Tuscaloosa. Proceeds from this inaugural event will benefit the Humane Society of West Alabama. The tourney is a 25-team, four-man golf scramble. Trophies will be awarded, and the event also includes door prizes, a raffle, and more. For more information, call Mark Hughes (205) 556-1000.
2018 Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Sept. 20, 2-3:30 p.m. Citizens who have contributed to the betterment of the Tuscaloosa County community will be inducted. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come Play with Big Al at CHOM: Sept. 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Get ready for Elephant Appreciation Day by hanging out with everybody’s favorite elephant – and bring your camera! For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235.
National Elephant Appreciation Day at CHOM: Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Learn about the world’s largest living land mammal, and what you can do to help conservation efforts through games, crafts, and more. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235.
Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon.; Tuesdays 3-6 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Blvd, Tuscaloosa. Shop for fresh produce, grass fed beef, baked goods, cheeses and more. Buy fresh, buy local. For more information, visit tuscaloosarivermarket.com or call (205) 248-5295.
Northport Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 6 a.m. to noon, 4150 5th Street, Northport. For more information, visit npfarmersmarket.com.
DCH Regional Medical Center Support Groups
Cancer Wellness Support Group meets monthly from Noon-1 p.m. in the Wellness Room at the Manderson Cancer Center. We welcome current and former patients of the Manderson Cancer Center (and a caregiver) who have been diagnosed with cancer, during all phases of their treatment and recovery. Reservations are requested. For more information and to RSVP, call Jana Smith, Outreach Coordinator, at 205-759-7877.
HeART: Healing with the Arts free art workshop is open to all current and former Manderson Cancer Center patients, family members and caregivers. Workshops are held twice weekly, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 1-4 p.m., giving participants an opportunity to use art to express their feelings through creative expression. All art supplies are provided. No cost. The Art Gallery has countless paintings displayed for sale and open to the public. All proceeds from these sales go to fund supplies for the art room and DCH Foundation’s Help and Hope Fund.
IMPACT Identifying Many Positives After Cancer Treatment meets monthly from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., typically at First Methodist Church Tuscaloosa. IMPACT aims to provide support, information, education, and community service to benefit themselves, other breast cancer survivors, and their families. Reservations are requested. For more information and to RSVP, call Jana Smith, Outreach Coordinator, at 205-759-7877.
Look Good… Feel Better is a free program sponsored in partnership with American Cancer Society for women who are undergoing cancer treatment. Come learn how to deal with the changes in your skin and appearance. Attendees receive a wonderful collection of skin care and makeup products. Classes meet monthly from 1-3 p.m. in the Manderson Cancer Center Wellness Room. Call 205-759-7877 for more information or visit lookgoodfeelbetter.org.
Prostate Cancer Support Group meets Noon-1 p.m. every other month in the Wellness Room at the Manderson Cancer Center. Current and former patients of the Manderson Cancer Center (and a caregiver) are welcome. This group is offered to provide community-based education and support to help men and their families cope with prostate cancer. Reservations are requested. For more information and to RSVP, call Jana Smith, Outreach Coordinator, at 205-759-7877.
STRETCH is a unique exercise and support program offered by the Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center and UA Recreation Center for women who have had a breast cancer diagnosis. “Stretching” can begin weeks after surgical procedures. Patients must obtain physician approval. Classes meet twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. at the UA Student Recreation Center. For more information, call Katrina Lewis, Patient Navigator, at 205-330-3647.