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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.”

Summer is fast approaching, and with that, a host of great events are on the DCL Calendar this week, including the 4th Annual Tuscaloosa Kids Triathlon, the Youth For Christ Legacy Golf Challenge, the Will May 5k and Trails and Tails 10k, Read and Romp at Government Plaza downtown, and of course, the “Stand Up and Rock for Autism” comedy show. Enjoy your week, everyone!

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Stand Up and Rock for Autism Comedy Show: May 17, 6-9 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. Arts ‘n Autism has partnered with The Actor’s Charitable Theatre (ACT) for this new fundraiser benefiting both groups. The evening features Tuscaloosa Comedy Group members bringing the laughs, and scenes from The ACT’s upcoming musical “Rock of Ages.” For tickets, visit theact.info or call (205) 393-2800.

Trade Partner Exchange After Hours Social: May 18, 6 to 8 p.m. Glory Bound Gyro Co, downtown Tuscaloosa. Network with Trade Partners and other area business owners, enjoy appetizers and soft drinks (cash bar), and win door prices. Spouses are welcome, as are invited guests. RSVP by Tuesday, May 17 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. FMI: (205) 292-4818.

Youth for Christ Legacy Golf Challenge: May 19, NorthRiver Yacht Club. Deliver Christ-sharing ministry to thousands of teens by fielding a team or playing as an individual golfer. Registration is $1,200 a foursome or $300 a golfer. Contact the YFC offices at (205) 752-3361 to sign up.

Hospice of West Alabama (HOWA) is gearing up for another great year. The first big event of the year, HOWA’s Annual 5K, will be held this Saturday, March 26. All are invited to share in this special day for a morning of exercise, fun, and remembrance. There will be local vendors, face painting, and live music.

Registration for the 7th Annual HOWA Family 5K starts at 7 a.m. – but it’s ongoing right now. The registration fee is $20, and the first 150 people to register will receive a free t-shirt. All proceeds benefit Hospice of West Alabama.

2400 calories. 12 doughnuts. Two miles. One hour.  

"To eat or not to eat" is the question that will be on the minds of more than 500 participants this Saturday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. Tuscaloosa’s Krispy Kreme Challenge will test the wills and “gastrointestinal fortitude” of those who choose to run the charity race, which begins at Tuscaloosa’s Government Plaza on 6th Street and loops around the downtown area for a total of two miles. Participants are considered either challengers or casual runners.  

The difference? The challenger runs one mile, eats a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts, and continues the race. The casual runner eats as many as he/she likes, and doesn’t put their stomach to the test. Challengers are considered for cash prizes up to $400. 

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