TPL Cinema Presents “Reel Spring Break”: March 12-16, Tuscaloosa Public Library Main Branch. Movies will be shown each day at 10 a.m. for the kids. Films include The Secret Life of Pets, Zootopia, and Despicable Me 3. For more information, visit Tuscaloosa-library.org.
National Pie Day at CHOM: March 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Play Pie in Your Face, take part in some math challenges, and of course – eat some delicious pie. All activities are included in admission. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: March 17, 8:30-11 a.m. PARA Miller Activity Center, Tuscaloosa. Kids ages 10 and under can have their picture made with the Easter Bunny then enjoy a breakfast provided by Chick -Fil- A. After breakfast enjoy a fun and exciting Egg Hunt and play time in the indoor playground. $6 children; $4 adults. For more information, including exact times for Egg Hunt age groups, visit tcpara.org.
St. Patrick’s Day Search for Shamrocks at CHOM: March 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Search for lucky shamrock coins, and trade them for prizes in the “Lucky Leprechaun” shop. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
Druid City Songwriters Festival: June 21-23, Tuscaloosa. Eatmybeats, with the help of Tuscaloosa Tourism, is putting on this songwriters’ festival. Over 30 different original songwriters from around the southeast will play multiple venues over the three-day period. The host hotel for the festival is Hotel Indigo. For more information, visit druidcitysongwritersfest.com.
ARHA Live2Lead Leadership Event: March 20, 1 p.m. Hotel Capstone, Tuscaloosa. Speakers include John C. Maxwell, Dave Ramsey, Cheryl Bachelder, and Warrick Dunn. For more information on Live2Lead, visit Live2LeadTuscaloosa.eventbee.com.
Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama Business After Hours: March 20, 5 to 7 p.m. Cypress Inn, Tuscaloosa. Enjoy two hours of informal networking at this monthly Chamber function.
Tuscaloosa Mayor’s Cup 5K for Pre-K and Tuscaloosa Half Marathon: March 24, Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. Half Marathon participants start at 7 a.m.; Mayor’s Cup 5K participants start at 8 a.m. For more information, visit TuscaloosaMayorsCup.com and TuscaloosaHalfMarathon.org.
Pullin’ for the Arc Fire Truck Challenge: March 24, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Mall Back Parking Lot, Tuscaloosa. This fundraiser, which features teams of 10 people pulling a 44,000-pound Tuscaloosa Fire Truck 50 feet, benefits The Arc of Tuscaloosa County. Enjoy food vendors, live music, and a kid’s zone with fun activities. For more information, visit thearcoftuscaloosa.org.
3-2-1 Blastoff at CHOM: March 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Test your engineering and astronaut skills, experiment with gravity, and launch a rocket. For more information, visit chomonline.org.
21st Annual BBQ and Blue Jeans: March 24, 6-10 p.m. Water Oaks Farm, Tuscaloosa. Proceeds from this event benefit the DCH Help & Hope Patient Assistance Fund. Enjoy McAbee Pigfitters BBQ, a silent auction, live music, and more. Tickets and corporate sponsorships are available. For more information, call (205) 759-7349 or visit thedchfoundation.org.
Brantley Gilbert with Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips: March 24, 7:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit Ticketmaster.com, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280 or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.
Homegrown Alabama Farmer’s Market: Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. 812 5th Avenue, Tuscaloosa. This University of Alabama student-run farmer’s market features vendors from all over the state, along with live music from local musicians. homegrownalabama.ua.edu; (205) 210-9621
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.