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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:

A person can bleed to death in five minutes from a traumatic injury. Bystanders’ actions to quickly stop the bleeding can save a life before professional emergency responders arrive. 

“Service to Man” is a drama that chronicles the bond between a pair of medical students – one white, one black – at Meharry Medical College, a small school in Tennessee, during the turbulence and violence of the civil rights movement in 1968. It was also shot entirely in the Tuscaloosa area.

The Community Foundation of West Alabama has awarded the second annual Elois Zeanah Endowed Scholarship to two local students. Price McGiffert, Jr. of the University of Alabama and Valentyna Trull of Judson College are the 2017 recipients.

The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will present the musical “Fourscore and Seven Years Ago” at the Bama Theatre on January 23, 2018. A production of the professional ensemble ArtsPower, the show is part of the Bama Fanfare educational series at the theatre.

Reading to your children is a wonderful family activity. If you'd like to encourage your children to read more, here are some tips.

Music & Memory Tuscaloosa, a student-driven Alzheimer’s advocacy group at the University of Alabama, will be collecting gently used IPods at the Ferguson Center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday of this week. The group helps brings personalized music into the lives of Alzheimer’s patients, who, through their favorite music, have shown tremendous recall, according to research cited by the national chapter, musicandmemory.org. 

St. Martin’s Day is a beloved festival in German-speaking countries. And this year, Tuscaloosa is celebrating with a special St. Martin’s Day parade on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Tuscaloosa Academy.

It’s no secret the biggest rivalry in the state of Alabama exists on and off the football field. However, every year students from both Auburn University and The University of Alabama partner with their local communities to use that rivalry for a good cause.

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