Chamber in Session Education Summit: June 8. The State of Our Schools Breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. at Hotel Capstone. A discussion with several state education representatives will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Bryant Conference Center. For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama.
Sundown Lecture Series: June 9, 5:15-6:30 p.m. The Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society presents “Tuscaloosa Historic Preservation Commission,” with speaker Will D. Smith. This event is free to TCPS members; $5 for non-members. For more information, visit HistoricTuscaloosa.org.
Black Warrior River Fiddle Festival: June 10-11, Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. This event features musicians from all over the southeast competing for $7500 in prize money in 14 different divisions. Competitions include fiddling, harmonica, dulcimer and more. For more information, visit alabamafiddle.com.
Fun Friday Night at CHOM: June 10, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information: (205) 349-4235 and chomonline.org.
Tuscaloosa Community Heroes Blood Drive: June 10, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. University Mall, Tuscaloosa. This annual blood drive by the American Red Cross honors area first responders, including police officers and firefighters. To make an appointment, visit redcross.org.
Live at the Plaza: June 10, 6 to 9 p.m. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. This weekly, free summer concert series features a different band every week. This week’s concert by the bluegrass band Lickety Split coincides with the Black Warrior River Fiddle Festival.
First Tee of Tuscaloosa’s 14th Annual Benefit Scramble: June 11, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Ol’ Colony Golf Complex, Tuscaloosa. This annual event benefits First Tee, which seeks to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Entry fee: $700 per team ($175 per individual). For more information, call Mike Shivetts at (205) 562-3201.
Temerson Square Second Saturday: June 11, noon to 8 p.m. This monthly event throughout the summer features live street music, drink and food specials and more from various Temerson Square merchants. Additional Dates: July 9 and Aug. 13.
Highway 2 Hale Century Bicycle Ride: June 11, 7 a.m. (registration begins at 6 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. Rest stops include the Stewart community, Magnolia Grove in Greensboro and Payne Lake. For more information, visit highway2hale.com.
Dairy Day at CHOM: June 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Make a cow mask, churn fresh butter and enjoy ice cream floats. For more information: (205) 349-4235 and chomonline.org.
Saturday Storytime: June 11, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuscaloosa Public Library (Main Branch). For more information, and to see other TPL events, visit Tuscaloosa-library.org.
Big Sandy Baptist Church VBS Tree House: June 20-24, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Big Sandy Baptist Church. This vacation Bible school features a light meal, crafts, music, recreation and more for ages 2 through 5th grade (graduates). For more information, call (205) 752-1284 or pre-register at bigsandybaptist.org.
Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market: Tuesdays and Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 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.
Northport Farmer’s Market: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 6 a.m. to noon, 4150 5th Street, Northport. For more information, visit npfarmersmarket.com.