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Yvonne Wells’ quilting genius was noticed at her very first Kentuck Festival of the Arts, where she won Best in Show in 1979.   
A fixture at the festival for over 30 years, her work as a folk artist has moved far beyond Tuscaloosa.

We hope everyone had a great weekend. This week, be sure to get out and enjoy everything our area has to offer. These are just a few of the events and happenings – 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 ROLL TIDE!

UA Wellness Week: Sept. 12-16. University of Alabama campus. This week, hosted by the University of Alabama Student Health Center, features a variety of events, all involving health and wellness. For more information, visit shc.ua.edu. 

Rough & Tumble at Cypress Inn: Sept. 13, 6 to 8 p.m. Cypress Inn Sandbar. Enjoy live music on Tuesday night. Also: Cypress’ tent delivery is in full swing for all Bama games. Make your Thanksgiving lunch reservations now, as well. Call 205-345-6963.

Widespread Panic with Umphrey’s McGee: Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Ticket Prices: $51, $41. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit Ticketmaster.com, call the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Box Office at (205) 248-5280 or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. 

7th Annual Raising Hope Silent Auction: Sept. 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. Catholic Social Services of West Alabama’s major fundraiser features silent auctions on a variety of different items, along with food, live music, and more. Tickets: $15 per person. For more information, including tickets, visit csstuscaloosa.org.  

Summer is winding down, and while it's normal for everyone to be thinking "back to school" thoughts, there are still a ton of great activities going on around Tuscaloosa and Northport to get out and enjoy now. 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. And FYI: This week's final Live at the Plaza features a very special performance by "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard with his band, Just a Few Cats. Now THAT is a grand finale!

Enjoy your week, T-Town.

July Breakfast & Biz: July 26, 8:30 a.m. Glory Bound Gyro Co. Join fellow members of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama for an informal networking opportunity. For more information, visit tuscaloosachamber.com.

The ACT Presents “Willy Wonka Jr.”: July 29-31, Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. This musical, presented by an all-youth cast from The ACT’s Summer Camp, chronicles the delicious adventures of Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory. General admission tickets ($10) will be available at the box office one hour prior to each show. For show times, visit TheACT.info or call (205) 393-2800. 

Live at the Plaza: July 29, 6-9 p.m. Government Plaza, downtown Tuscaloosa. The City of Tuscaloosa is once again hosting musical acts as part of this series. The concerts are free, and the atmosphere is family-friendly.  This week's performer is "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard.

Fans of Tuscaloosa’s area food trucks, listen up: Band of Brothers Brewing Company is holding a massive food truck rally this Saturday. For those of us who run around “chasing” these trucks on a regular basis (for me, it’s like Pokemon Go – only with FOOD, and far more satisfying rewards), this is the perfect opportunity to check out all of the goodness being offered up. If y’all loved Trucks by the Tracks, this is like that – but not by the tracks, and with live music, special giveaways, and, of course, local beer (including some limited releases). Happy Weekend.

The first Thursday of every month is a time for celebrating in downtown Northport, and that time is upon us once again. Kentuck Art Night is set for this Thursday, July 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. Guests can enjoy great live music, food, and of course, incredible art.

Advantage Realty Group Neptune Cup: June 13-19, NorthRiver Yacht Club. This men’s singles and doubles tennis event is played on weekdays from 5:30 p.m. – until and on Saturday, June 18 from 8:30 a.m. –until. Sunday play is only if necessary. Cost: $50 (plus $4.25 tennis link fee). For more information, call (205) 343-4558.  

Candelight Vigil for Orlando: June 13, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Gorgas Library steps, University of Alabama campus. This vigil, organized by UA student organizations, is open to everyone in the community. For more information, click here.

Bama Art House Films Presents “The Meddler”: June 14, 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, call (205) 758-5195 or visit bamatheatre.org.

Bikes, Burgers & Brews: June 15, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Trek Store Tuscaloosa, Midtown Village. This family-friendly fun ride is for all ages, skill levels and types of bikes. It’s a flat, two-mile neighborhood loop that ends at Bob’s Victory Grille. Helmets are required, and rear and front lights are recommended. For more information, visit Trek Bicycle Store Tuscaloosa on Facebook.

Art Night in Northport is always great fun, but it was particularly so on Thursday night, when crowds gathered to see the newly renovated Kentuck Art Center museum building. An open house party was held, and attendees were able to get an up close look at all of the work done to the building – work that began thanks to the efforts of Kentuck’s Capital Campaign Steering Committee and Board of Directors.

Door prizes were awarded, live music was presented by Matt Wurtele and Chase Childress, and visitors were treated to an exhibit of glass sculpture by artist Thomas Spake.

A champagne toast in Kentuck’s Gallery Shop was held, and spirits were high.

Druid City Living’s own Allison Adams was there, and she snapped some great photos of the evening’s festivities – including a shot of the brand new, gorgeous conference room table designed and created by Alon Wingard and Steve Davis.

Congratulations, Kentuck! Well done!

Photos: Allison Adams

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