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The 14th Annual Canine Classic 5K road race to benefit the Humane Society of West Alabama will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, at Kentuck Park in Northport. 

“This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we so appreciate all the support from our local businesses as sponsors, and the community, for turning up to run or walk,” said Betty Freeman, race director and HSWA board member. “All proceeds go directly to the welfare of all the animals in our care and to helping more in the Tuscaloosa community.”

The Soroptimist International of Tuscaloosa will hold a fundraiser to bring awareness to women’s heart disease this week. The second annual Red Shoe Affair will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Tuscaloosa Rivermarket.

If you remember watching Star Trek the first time it ran on your pre-digital TV, or playing Twister until it hurt, or absolutely delighting in the newest baby care product, Pampers, then you remember 1966. 

That same year, one of Tuscaloosa’s oldest historic buildings, the Old Tavern, was moved from the area between what are now the two downtown bridges, to its present location at the end of University Blvd. at Capitol Park. It is also the year the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society became the recognized local entity to advocate for historic preservation, thanks to the culmination of the work and determination of the then Tuscaloosa Historic Society. 

Hospice of West Alabama’s annual Casino Night will take place this Friday, August 26 at NorthRiver Yacht Club from 6 to 9 p.m. The Casino Night’s theme, Casino Cabaret will feature games such as poker, roulette, craps, blackjack, Texas Hold’em and slot machines. 

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. 

The 3rd Annual “Putting the Pub in Public Radio,” presented by The WUAL Board of Friends, is set for Saturday, Aug. 27 from 4 to 7p.m. The event, which will be held at Druid City Brewing Company, is a fundraiser benefiting Alabama Public Radio.

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.

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. 

Tuscaloosa’s Children’s Hands-On Museum is hosting the tenth annual Duck Derby on Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Government Plaza in downtown Tuscaloosa. This fundraising event, which features 3000 rubber ducks, is without question one of the best family-friendly events around. It’s a ton of fun to watch, too.

The Tuscaloosa River Market will be packed on Friday, July 15 for one of the biggest fundraising events of the summer: the 2016 Mr. Pig Goes to the Market event. This marks the fifth year for the event, which helps to raise much-needed funding for the American Cancer Society. 

“Mr. Pig” began as a way to honor the memory of Jimmy Welborn, the co-founder of the Tuscaloosa and Northport Piggly Wiggly stores. When Welborn died in 2010, his son, Jay Welborn, hoped to find a way to keep his father’s legacy alive while giving back to the local community – something Jimmy Welborn did regularly. 

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