Celebrate Local: June 13, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. Celebrate Local brings community members and local merchants together for a social, shopping, and tasting event that highlights locally-owned, independent businesses.
Chamber Business After Hours: June 13, 5-7 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market, Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.
United Way of West Alabama Day of Action: June 14. Volunteers are needed for a community-wide day of service. Shifts are available. Projects include yard work, food service, school clean-up and more. UWWA is looking for individuals, families, and corporate groups to participate. For more information, visit uwwa.org.
Live at the Plaza: June 14. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. Chaquis Maliq (6-7 p.m.), Jus Gruv (7-9 p.m.) City of Tuscaloosa is once again hosting musical acts as part of this series. The concerts are free, and the atmosphere is family friendly.
Hank Williams, Jr.: June 14, 7:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280.
Highway 2 Hale Century Bicycle Ride: June 15, 7 a.m. Moundville. This bicycle ride, hosted by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Tuscaloosa, begins and ends at the Moundville Archaeological Park. It offers riders four distances. For more information, visit highway2hale.com.
Hogwarts Day at CHOM: June 15, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Attention all young witches and wizards: CHOMwarts is back in session. Attend classes, design a want, try magical sweets, and more. All activities are included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Theatre Tuscaloosa’s Summer Theatre Camp: June 17-28, Sandra Hall Ray Fine Arts Center, Shelton State’s Martin Campus, Tuscaloosa. To register, or for more information, visit theatretusc.com.
Black Warrior Songwriters Festival: June 21-23, Various downtown Tuscaloosa locations. This unique, free event brings 40 local and regional songwriters to town for intimate, “in-the-round” style performances. For more information, including a complete lineup, visit blackwarriorsongwriters.com.
4th Annual Dirt, Sweat & Gears Trail Duathlon: June 22, 8 a.m. Lake Lurleen State Park. This DCH Foundation and DCH Sports Medicine’s event features a 10-mile trail bike ride followed by a 5K run. This duathlon also allows team competition. Tickets: $50 individual/$85 team. For more information, visit thedchfoundation.org.
Grossology at CHOM: June 22, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. Identify animal poop, make your own boogers, and play with bubbles. All activities are included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 7 a.m.- noon. 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.
DCH Regional Medical Center Support Groups
Cancer Wellness Support Group meets monthly 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 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 1pm – 4pm. These workshops give 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 (Breast Cancer Support Group) meets monthly 11am – 1pm, 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 205-759-7877.
Look Good… Feel Better A free program sponsored by DCH Foundation’s Help and Hope Fund 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 1pm-3p, in the Manderson Cancer Center Wellness Room. Call 205-759-7877 for more information or visit www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.
Prostate Cancer Support Group meets Noon – 1 p.m., once every other month on the third Thursday, in the Wellness Room at the Manderson Cancer Center. We welcome current and former patients of the Manderson Cancer Center (and a caregiver). 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 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 9am, at the UA Student Recreation Center. For more information, call Katrina Lewis, Patient Navigator 205-330-3647.