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DCL Weekly: Community Calendar of Events

This week offers plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy everything our area has to offer. From the Citywide Prayer Rally for Peace and Unity (Monday), to the Shrimpfest and BBQ for Eagles’ Wings and T-Town Trade Daze this weekend, there are so many things to see and do.

Enjoy your week, T-Town.

Alabama Quilts: Monday, Aug. 1 (through Sept. 30), The Gorgas House Museum, University of Alabama campus. This selection of historic Alabama quilts is from the collections of the UA Department of Human and Environmental Science. The exhibit is included in the cost of regular admission ($2). For more information, contact Lydia Joffray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tuscaloosa Citywide Prayer Rally for Peace and Unity: Monday, Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m. Bethel Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa. Churches throughout Tuscaloosa, Northport and surrounding areas are coming together for this event. Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox will also be on hand.

32nd Annual National Night Out: Aug. 2, 6 to 8 p.m. Sokol Park, Tuscaloosa. Come out and show support for local law enforcement agencies and the officers who serve the community. Enjoy free food, drinks and get the chance to meet representatives from numerous area law enforcement!

Kentuck Art Night in downtown Northport: Thursday, Aug. 4, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This monthly celebration of art and artists is free to the public. Enjoy live music, pop-up shops from local vendors, demonstrations by Kentuck studio artists, and more. For more information, visit kentuck.org/art-night. 

Laquita Thomson Exhibit: Aug. 5-26. The Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, downtown Tuscaloosa. The exhibit will feature cyanotype photograms from Thomson’s “Renovation” series and straight cyanotypes from the “Photographing the South” series. An opening reception will be held on Aug. 5 from 5-8 p.m. during First Friday. For more information, visit tuscarts.org. 

Second Annual Shrimpfest & Barbecue to Benefit Eagles’ Wings, Inc.:  Aug. 5-6, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Kentuck Park, Northport. Enjoy fresh boiled shrimp, gumbo and more, along a classic car show, live music and more. Presale tickets: $10. For more information, visit eagleswingsoftuscaloosa.org.  

T-Town Trade Daze, Flea Market: Aug. 6-7, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Old Farmer’s Market, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. This event features many different vendors and food trucks, with free parking and admission. For more information, visit facebook.com/ttowntradedaze

Goodbye Summer Fiesta at CHOM: Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum, downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information, visit chomonline.org or call (205) 349-4235. 

Saturday Storytime: Aug. 6, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuscaloosa Public Library (Main Branch). For more information, and to see other TPL events, visit Tuscaloosa-library.org.

Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market: Tuesdays and 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.  

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 

Northport Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 6 a.m. to noon, 4150 5th Street, Northport. For more information, visit npfarmersmarket.com.

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