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DCL Weekly Community Calendar of Events Featured

This week offers plenty of great opportunities to get out and enjoy all that our great city has to offer. These are just a few of them – if you’d like to have your event added to our online weekly calendar, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’re happy to add anything you’d like to announce.

Enjoy your week, T-Town, and RTR!

Tuscaloosa County University of Alabama Alumni Annual Kickoff Party: Aug. 11, 6-8 p.m. North Zone at Bryant-Denny Stadium. This event celebrates the beginning of a new academic and athletic year at the Capstone. This year’s guest speaker is Jeremiah Castille. Expect refreshments, door prizes, Big Al and the UA cheerleaders. For more information, visit alumni.ua.edu. 

23rd Annual Night Light Golf Tournament: Aug. 12, Ol’ Colony Golf Complex, Tuscaloosa. This four-person scramble tournament benefits Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS). Golfers will play nine holes before dark, enjoy a BBQ dinner and play nine holes in the dark with glow in the dark golf balls. There will be door prizes, a grand prize and a silent auction. For more information, visit capstuscaloosa.net or call (205) 758-1159. 

“Men Who Cook”: Aug. 12, 6-8 p.m. McAbee Center, Tuscaloosa. This annual fundraiser benefits FOCUS on Senior Citizens of Tuscaloosa County’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs, as well as the Foster Grandparent Programs. Tickets: $15. For more information, call (205) 553-3133. 

Alabama Restaurant Week: Aug. 12-21. Several Tuscaloosa-area restaurants are participating in this annual event, with specially priced meals. For more information, visit alabamarestaurantweek.com.  

Fun Friday Night at CHOM: Aug. 12, 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. 

Pet Palooza at CL Salon: Aug. 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CL Salon, Main Avenue, Northport. This event helps Callie’s Place, a local animal rescue organization. Animals will be available for adoption and donations are welcome. Enjoy raffle prizes, too. For more information, visit Callie’s Place on Facebook.

Bid Day at UA: Aug. 13, 10 a.m. This year’s official Fall Formal Recruitment Bid Day begins at 10 a.m., when potential new sorority members open their official bids at Bryant-Denny Stadium. They will then run (or walk, but mostly it’s running) along sorority row to their new houses, where they’ll enjoy a big celebration, lunch, and more.

Saturday Storytime: Aug. 13, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuscaloosa Public Library (Main Branch). For more information, and to see other TPL events, visit Tuscaloosa-library.org.

Mario’s Super Blowout: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (C.H.O.M.), downtown Tuscaloosa. Join Mario and Luigi for a party, and come dressed as your favorite character. Enjoy Mario games, arts and crafts and prizes. All activities are included in admission. For more information: (205) 349-4235 and chomonline.org. 

Train with Special Guest Andy Grammer: Aug. 14, 7 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Ticket prices: $31, $51, $61, $71. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280.

Gulf Coast Jubilee: Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m. Cypress Inn Pavilion, Tuscaloosa. The Tuscaloosa chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association presents this annual event, which features live music from Angela & The Able Brothers, a live auction and an open bar. Tickets: $65 single, $90 couples. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit ccaalabama.org.

Alabama Quilts: Now 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 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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