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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.

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

OLLI Fall Registration and Open House: Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (registration), 2-3:30 p.m. (refreshments and courses overview); Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (registration). Bryant Conference Center. OLLI at UA welcomes all to attend their Fall Registration and Open House. Refreshments will be served and will include a brief overview of courses, bonus classes and field trips being offered this fall. No registration required; open to the public. Courses begin Sept. 12. For more information, call (205) 348-6482.  

United Way Campaign Kickoff Luncheon: Aug. 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bryant Conference Center, UA campus. Meet and hear from campaign volunteers and learn West Alabama’s fundraising goal for the annual United Way campaign. Tickets: $35 (individual); $175 (half table for five); $350 (table for 10). For more information, visit uwwa.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Sprayberry Center Open House: Aug. 16, 6 p.m. Sprayberry Center at Lloyd Wood Education Center, Community Room. Come enjoy a tour of the brand new school, meet the staff and enjoy refreshments. For more information, call 205-342-2660.

Bama Art House Films Presents “Love and Friendship”: Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 general, $7 for students and seniors, $6 for Arts Council members. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit bamatheatre.org.

Coastal Conservation Association’s Annual Gulf Coast Jubilee: Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m. Cypress Inn Pavilion, Tuscaloosa. This event, presented by the Tuscaloosa CCA, features a live auction, a sportsman raffle, open bar and music by Angela & The Able Brothers. Admission: $65 individual/$90 couple (includes dinner plus a one-year CCA membership). For more information, including raffle tickets/sponsor packages, call (205) 330-2525 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

2016 NPF Championship Series: Aug. 19-23, Rhodes Stadium, University of Alabama campus. This event, which includes the top four league teams in a four-day elimination series, will conclude with the best-of-three championship finals on Aug. 21-22 (game three, if needed, will be Aug. 23). For more information, visit profastpitch.com. 

Fun Friday Night at CHOM: Aug. 19, 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. 

Flapjacks for Foster Children: Aug. 20, 7-11:30 a.m. Southland Restaurant, Cottondale. This pancake breakfast, hosted by Defend the Orphans Ministry of Coaling Baptist Church, is a fundraiser to benefit area foster children. $8 for adult plates; $5 for child’s plate (12 years and under). T-shirts: $15. Tickets are available at the door. For presale tickets or more information, call (205) 556-2775. 

Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah 5K and Fun Run: Aug. 20, 8 a.m. (5K) and 9 a.m. (Fun Run). Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. This race through downtown helps to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis. Proceeds benefit The Thomas Plott Foundation. Registration fee: $30 (5K) and $20 for the Fun Run. To register, or for more information, visit plottfoundation.org. 

Saturday Storytime: Aug. 20, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuscaloosa Public Library (Main Branch). For more information, and to see other TPL events, visit Tuscaloosa-library.org.

“Calico Street” Troupe Performance: Aug. 20, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Northport Civic Center. This free, interactive, professional stage play for kids features costumed actors, dancers, special lighting and music – all on a 36-foot stage. Each program is a new production, and all entertainment teaches right choices and good character through real-life drama. For upcoming show dates and times, visit calicostreet.com.  

Johnny Shines Blues Festival: Aug. 20, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Band of Brothers Brewing Co., Tuscaloosa. Food, drinks and lots of blues music bands are participating in this rain-or-shine event honoring the legacy of Johnny Shines. Tickets: $25 (includes meal and a flight of beer) or $20 for general admission. Tickets are available at Band of Brothers or Oz Music.  

Rock-N-Roll Hope Bowl: Aug. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. AMF Bama Bowl, Tuscaloosa. This inaugural event benefits The Find Hope Here Project, which seeks to help the homeless in Tuscaloosa County. Registration: $125 per team (of five). Dress as your favorite rock-n-roll band or singer. Enjoy door prizes, prizes for the best costumes, highest score, and more. For more information, visit thefindhopehereproject.org. 

Jill Scott with Special Guest Common: Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Ticket prices: $41, $55.50, $61, $75.50. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280. 

Tuscaloosa Community Dancers “Nutcracker” Auditions: Aug. 20, Clark Hall, University of Alabama campus. Audition ages: 7 and up. For complete details, including exact times for each age group to audition, visit the Tuscaloosa Community Dancers Facebook page.  

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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