Sometimes a long illness might give families time to confront the possibility of death. Other times, the death of a loved one comes suddenly, as in the case of an accident or suicide. You’ll want to approach the situation differently depending on the circumstances.

Here are some ways to help kids express and manage their feelings.

Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority’s Center Court Tuscaloosa and The Gateway will host the Boys & Girls Clubs for a Tennis & Tech Day on June 14. CCT will also host an Open House on June 15 and 16. CCT is located at 715 21st Avenue East.

PARA reports the idea for the neighborhood event came together with the completion of Alberta Parkway. The parkway acts as a “main street” and provides ease of access with lighting and landscaping which are important assets to the Alberta neighbors.

A schedule of events on June 14, for Tennis and Tech Day will include youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs to visit Center Court Tuscaloosa and The Gateway.

A local nonprofit that partners with elementary schools is holding its end-of-semester cooking lessons and farm stands. Schoolyard Roots will be in each of their 11 Tuscaloosa-area partner schools over the course of the next two weeks. They will be hosting farm stands with students to sell the produce they’ve grown this year.

When you take time for self care, you are better able to care for your child. Even a few minutes of “you time” can help you to recharge so that you can parent at your best. Stress causes wear and tear on a person, inside and out. Keep these tips in mind next time you’re feeling overwhelmed.

A catchphrase around Campus Life’s high school programs in Tuscaloosa is “always expect the unexpected.”  It’s intended to build anticipation among students and enthusiasm for what is about to happen next. This may come from a crazy game with a twist. Or perhaps we dive into a topic they are all too familiar with, but we take an approach that makes them look at life, God, or the future with fresh eyes.  

The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama recognized top volunteers for 2018 during its 118th annual celebration, presented on Thursday, February 28, by The University of Alabama at the Bryant Conference Center.

The 2019 Annual Emily Baker Women’s Classic tennis tournament will be held Feb. 20-22 at Center Court Tuscaloosa.

In a continued response to the persistent concern of food insecurity in the lives of citizens in West Alabama, the 2019 Tuscaloosa Can! event will feature over 20 school teams creating large sculptures made from canned food items. After the structures are built, the creations remain on display to the public as a giant art exhibition. At the end of the viewing, all food is donated to the West Alabama Food Bank.

The Exchange Club of Tuscaloosa strengthens the community through their own service projects and support for dozens of additional service organizations. The annual Great Tuscaloosa Chili Cookoff brings Tuscaloosa residents together to fund the Club’s mission. 

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