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Another lovely week is ahead here in T-Town, offering plenty of opportunities for you – and your family – to get out and enjoy. From the Mal Moore Memorial Golf Tournament to Temporary Emergency Services’ Celebrity Waiter Fundraiser (Look for the DCL crew! We’ll be there!), to the Alabama Choir School’s spring concerts, fun things to do are plentiful. And do NOT forget: Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8 – so be sure to check out “Celebrate Mom with Flowers now and place your orders by Friday.

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The Alabama Choir School will present its annual spring concerts at 7 p.m. Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7 at The University of Alabama Moody Concert Hall, 810 Second Ave.

Almost 200 children in first- through 12th-grades comprise five separate choirs that will perform pieces by composers Andre J. Thomas, Aaron Copland, Samuel A. Ward, Felix Mendelssohn and others.

The Black Warrior River in Tuscaloosa will once again be the focal point of the 2016 Junior League of Tuscaloosa Dragon Boat Races. This year marks the fifth for this exciting event, which features hundreds of participants on dragon boat teams paddling along the river.  

Wednesday marks five years since the devastating Tuscaloosa tornado that took so much from this area and its people. Several area events are being held, as everyone in this community takes time to remember – and look forward to the future. We’ve come a long way.

This week offers plenty of great opportunities to get out and enjoy all that our great city has to offer, from the annual West Alabama Food and Wine Festival to the Junior League Dragon Boat Races to The DCH Foundation’s (always fantastic) BBQ & Blues. These are just a few of the most exciting events happening around town – 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..

4th Annual West Alabama Food and Wine Festival: April 28, 6-8 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. This event features exquisite cuisine from local restaurants and samplings of over 40 wines - all for a great cause. Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross West Alabama Chapter. Tickets: $55 (individual) and $100 (couple). For more information, visit westalabamafoodandwine.com or call (205) 614-7844. 

University of Alabama’s 16th Annual Moundville Knap-In: April 29-30, Moundville Archaeological Park. Stone toolmakers, artists and ancient technology experts from around the country demonstrate their crafts. This event is great for anyone interested in Native Americans, ancient technologies or outdoor sports such as hunting and fishing. For more information, call (205) 371-8732 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Did the headline alone get your attention? Thought so. Yep, this is an actual thing that’s happening here in Tuscaloosa this week. Chocolate. You can eat chocolate *and* help Family Counseling Service at the same time. Win/Win.

The Death by Chocolate Tournament, presented by Publix Supermarket Charities, is set for this Thursday, April 21, at 6 p.m. at the Tuscaloosa River Market. It features a competition among some of the finest restaurants and caterers in our area. In other words: It is total chocolate bliss.

Tuscaloosa’s Street Jam Talent Agency will make fundraising fashionably delicious as it brings fashion and food together for a fundraiser to benefit Secret Meals for Hungry Children. The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center will host the Fashion for Food event on Friday, April 22 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.   

The fundraising event will feature a fashion show from 6 to 8 p.m., and an open dance floor from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Hors d’Oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are currently for sale for $10 at shopdcm.com and will be $12 at the door.  

Hey there, T-Town! We told you a couple of weeks ago that April was jam packed with awesome events. By now you know that – and here are some more. This week offers up a slew of fun activities for everyone in the family, including of course the 10th Annual Mayor’s Cup 5K and 10K on Saturday, and the big Fashion for Food fundraising event on Thursday night.

Have a great time, 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.

Death By Chocolate Tournament: April 21, 6 p.m., Tuscaloosa River Market. This event, presented by Publix Super Markets Charities, benefits Tuscaloosa’s Family Counseling Service. Restaurants and businesses in the Tuscaloosa area compete by bringing their best chocolates in hopes of being recognized as having Tuscaloosa's Best Chocolate. Advance tickets: $25; $30 at the door. For more information, visit counselingservice.org.  

4th Annual Community Health and Resource Fair: April 21, 5 to 7 p.m. Paul W. Bryant High School gymnasium, Tuscaloosa. This free spring fling event is for all ages. Health screenings will be offered, along with information about healthy living and community resources and performances by students from all eight representing schools.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama is holding a special banquet to honor its mentoring program. “Shining Stars” is set for Thursday, April 14, at 6 p.m. at the Tuscaloosa River Market. The evening, presented by Nick’s Kids Foundation, features dinner, entertainment and a special guest speaker – Hall-of-Fame coach Bobby Bowden.

It’s another great week ahead here in Tuscaloosa, and that means tons of opportunities to get out and enjoy all that our area has to offer. This week’s events include the Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama’s “Shining Stars” fundraiser, Chris Young at the Tuscaloosa Amp and of course, the BIG A-Day game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday.

Have a great time, 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.

18th Annual West Alabama Leadership Prayer Breakfast: April 12, 7:15 a.m. Bryant Conference Center, University of Alabama campus. A full breakfast buffet will be available for all guests. Keynote speaker: Political columnist Cal Thomas. Individual tickets: $25; Table sponsorships: $250. For more information, visit westalabamaprayerbreakfast.org.   

NorthRiver Yacht Club Ladies Invitational Tournament: April 12-13, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. NorthRiver Yacht Club Tennis Pavilion, Tuscaloosa. This two-day, combination-style tournament benefits Turning Point. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society’s Sundown Lecture Series: April 14, 5:15-6:30 p.m. Battle Friedman House, downtown Tuscaloosa. This month’s lecture features planter and philanthropist Caitlin Huber Masterson lecturing on “The Life and Times of Alfred Battle.” The lecture is free for TCPS members and $5 for non-members. For more information, visit HistoricTuscaloosa.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama Shining Stars: April 14, 6 p.m. Tuscaloosa River Market. This fundraiser features an evening of fun and performances, along with special guest speaker, legendary coach Bobby Bowden. Cost: $100 per person; dinner is included. For more information, call (205) 758-5734 and to purchase tickets, visit bbbswestal.org. 

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