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DCL Weekly: Community Calendar of Events Featured

Hi, DCL readers! Here’s hoping you all have a wonderful week. And if you are looking for some fun and interesting things to do, this calendar is loaded with tons of great events, from the Alabama Veterans Reunion to Hospice of West Alabama’s Cabaret Night to Belk’s big Engagement Party on Saturday. You can also take a special tour of the UA Arboretum this weekend. And Northport residents, don't forget: Municipal elections are Tuesday, Aug. 23. All the details are below.

To summarize: This is a huge week of events in Tuscaloosa and in Northport. Whatever you decide to do, have a blast.

And remember: 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.

Northport Municipal Elections 2016: Aug. 23. Polls will be open in each of the five Council Districts from 7:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m. For more information, click here.

Bama Art House Films Presents “Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words”: Aug. 23, 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.

Alabama All Veterans & Family Reunion: Aug. 26-28, Tuscaloosa. The third-annual event features a special public forum for My VA Community and a reception at the Tuscaloosa River Market, a Veterans Appreciation Festival at the Tuscaloosa VA and an Appreciation Dinner at NorthRiver Yacht Club. Most events are free; Individual tickets for the Aug. 27 appreciation dinner are $35/person or $60/couple. For more information or to register, visit alabamaveteransreunion.com. 

Annual Buy for Rise Charity Sale: Aug. 26, 5-8 p.m. (preview) and Aug. 27 8-11 a.m., Rise Center, Tuscaloosa. Area merchants have donated high-end items to the University of Alabama Rise School, and deep discounts are offered. Money raised will help Rise. Tickets required for Friday night preview; free admission on Saturday. For more information, call (205) 348-7931.

Fun Friday Night at CHOM: Aug. 26, 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. 

Hospice of West Alabama Cabaret Night: Aug. 26, 6-9 p.m. North River Yacht Club, Tuscaloosa. This year’s theme is “Casino Cabaret.” The fun-filled evening, benefiting Hospice of West Alabama, includes blackjack, roulette, Texas Hold’em, craps tables and slot machines. Tickets start at $75. For more information, call (205) 523-0101 or visit hospiceofwestalabama.com.  

Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society Presents “Mingle & Mix Like it’s 1966”: Aug. 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Regions Bank, Tuscaloosa. Celebrate the first 50 years of the TCPS with ‘60s clothes and music – all in a building constructed in 1966. For more information, visit HistoricTuscaloosa.org or call (205) 758-2238. 

Ben Rector: Aug. 26, 8 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Ticket prices: $21, $26, $33.50. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280. 

Vicki Kerr Walk 2 Remember 2016: Aug. 27, 8 a.m. (registration). Inside University Mall, Tuscaloosa. This annual walk honors anyone affected by Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders, as well as their caregivers. Money raised supports the Caring Days programs. For more information, call (205) 752-6840 or visit caringdays.org.  

University of Alabama Arboretum Open House: Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 4801 Arboretum Way, Tuscaloosa. Light refreshments will be served and guided tours will be provided. For more information, visit arboretum.ua.edu. 

Saturday Storytime: Aug. 27, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuscaloosa Public Library (Main Branch). For more information, and to see other TPL events, visit Tuscaloosa-library.org.

Belk Bridal Engagement Party: Aug. 27, 1 to 5 p.m. Belk, Tuscaloosa (University Mall). This in-store bridal celebration only happens twice each year. Brides-to-be are invited to create a new wedding registry *or* add to an existing one – and they’ll get a chance to win big prizes, including a weekend trip to The Inn on Biltmore Estate, a $1200 travel certificate, Carolee Jewelry, a $1000 Belk gift card, and more. See Lashonda or Maurine. For more information, visit belk.com/engagementparty.

Australian Pink Floyd Show: Aug. 27, 8 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Ticket prices: $15.50, $21, $25.50, $35.50. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280. 

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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