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What’s Happening this January in Tuscaloosa

What’s Happening in Tuscaloosa: January Edition


Happy New Year! It’s 2020, and Tuscaloosa aims to please this January with an assortment of events to get you out on the town. Here is a sampling of the many activities happening in T-town in January.

A Fairytale Breakfast– Jan. 4th @ 8 am and 10 am 

Indian Hills Country Club, 1650 McFarland Blvd. N

Bring the kiddos out to visit with their favorite characters while enjoying a delicious breakfast. There will be a mini-market, crafts, and plenty of opportunities for great photos. A professional photographer will be on site. Characters for both seatings include Jake the Pirate, Captain America, Spider-Man, Ariel, Elsa, Anna, Belle, Tiana, Aurora, Cinderella, Hulk, Mr. Incredible, Ninja Turtle, and Thor! Tickets are $30 and children 2 and under are free.

New Year, New YOU!– Jan. 11th @ 1 pm

Cost Plus World Market, 1320 McFarland Blvd E

Start your year off right by learning tips on hydration, healthy snack swaps, Mediterranean meals, easy-make lunches, superfood ingredients and more. A variety of items will be available for sampling to help you discover foods that support your wellness goals for 2020. Admission is FREE.

Confidence & Curls -Manifest Your Best Life!– Jan. 25th @ 10 am

Belk Activity Center, 2101 Bowers Park Drive

Come out and enjoy food, fun, speakers, confidence building, and tips and tricks for manifesting your best life. An emphasis will be placed on creating a 2020 vision board. All materials necessary will be provided but you are more than welcome to bring items to personalize your vision board. There are only 25 spaces available for this event so register today. This event is hosted by Maria Latham who was named Miss Black and Natural Alabama 2018, Miss Natural Hair and Health Expo Beauty 2017, and is a certified Confidence Life Coach. She is also the blogger behind Admission to this event is FREE.

Liverpool Legends: The Complete Beatles Experience– Jan. 25th @ 7:30 pm

Bama Theatre, 600 Greensboro Ave.

Come enjoy the talents of the 4 talented lads that were handpicked by the late George Harrison’s own sister, Louise Harrison. Liverpool Legends perform songs spanning the entire career of the Classic Early Beatles through the psychedelic era of Sgt. Pepper and the final years all the way through Abbey Road. The dedication of Liverpool Legends, along with their use of authentic vintage instruments and special effects, will make you feel like you’re actually seeing the fab four in real life. Tickets for this event start at $25.

Classic Bridal Show– Jan. 26th @ 2 pm

Bryant Conference Center, 240 Paul William Bryant Dr.

If you’re planning a wedding in 2020, this is a must-do event. You’ll be able to enjoy gourmet food tasting, trending décor options, and the most current bridal fashion during the fashion show. There will be a wealth of information available from the leaders in the wedding industry. There will also be amazing door prizes provided by some of the participating wedding professionals. Admission to this event is $10.

Tuscaloosa Intermediate Sushi Class– Jan. 28th @ 6:30 pm

Black Warrior Brewing Co., 2216 University Blvd.

In this intermediate, 2 hour, hands-on sushi class you’ll learn how to break down a tuna loin and use it to make saku blocks for sushi rolls, traditional Hawaiian poke, tuna nigiri, tuna sashimi, and spicy tuna. You will also learn the fun of using a blowtorch in sushi applications. You’ll make and cut topped rolls. You’ll even learn how to make Spicy Tuna Doritos. Lastly, you’ll learn about new sauces, new recipes and fun new applications for sushi ingredients. Class size is limited to 12 students so register today. Tickets for this class are $55.

A Night of Billy Joel Music– Jan. 28th @ 7:30 pm

Moody Music Building, 810 2nd Ave.

If you love the music of the piano man, Billy Joel, then join select UA faculty and student groups as they perform some of his most beloved songs. Admission to this event is FREE.

Rock Bottom String Band– Jan. 28th @ 7:30 pm

Druid City Brewing Company, 607 14th St.

Born from backyard jams in 2013, the Rock Bottom String Band mixes a multitude of styles to produce high energy show that will leave you wanting more. Their influences include bluegrass, folk, and Americana flavored with punk, metal, and traditional roots. If you’re looking for a rowdy good time, this event is for you. 

Welcome to 2020!

Start your year off with a bang by enjoying Tuscaloosa’s diverse offerings. You will be so glad you did. Happy 2020!

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Alice Maxwell

To know Alice Maxwell, Top Agent in Tuscaloosa AL, is quite frankly to love her. Vibrant and charming, she’s one of the region’s most successful REALTORS®. When asked about her sales, she sheepishly says, “Honestly, I’m not sure. I just take care of people. That’s what I love doing.” – Top Agent Magazine A Tuscaloosa Native, it’s this passion for people and knowledge of her hometown that has made Alice Maxwell a top REALTOR® in the Tuscaloosa area since 1993. She is quick to say, “I eat, sleep and breathe real estate. I love taking care of people!” It’s no surprise that clients quickly become lifelong friends, making her business one that is built on personal relationships, personal referrals and corporate relocations. By employing the latest technologies and marketing strategies, Alice does everything possible to ensure her clients’ properties are positioned and marketed for success. She and her team are committed to aggressively marketing their client’s listings, as well as finding the perfect home or condo for their buyers. To further assist her buyer’s need, she has a trusted network of professionals from inspectors, contractors, handymen to loan officers. Devoted to giving back to her community, Alice can often be found hammering at a new Habitat for Humanity house or feeding a group of students from Collegiate Recovery Community. She has served on the United Way Board, the Chamber of Commerce Board, and the Board of Directors for Capstone Bank, and as an Elder at First Presbyterian Church. She also serves her alma mater, The University of Alabama, as a member of the President’s Cabinet, Women of the Capstone, and Human Environmental Sciences Leadership Board. After earning her REALTOR® license, Alice earned her CRS, ABR and GRI designations. Since becoming a principal in Keller Williams Realty Tuscaloosa, she has participated in extensive training--recently completing Keller Williams’ signature training program, BOLD. Her knowledge of the industry paired with her knowledge of the Tuscaloosa market allows her to offer the highest level of service to each client. Because of her training and hard work, she has been named REALTOR® of the Year, and won the Arthur B. Pope award from the Tuscaloosa Association of Realtors. Alice is married to her high school sweetheart, John, and together they are parents of Anne, Davis and Stuart. In the spirit of the Maxwell tradition, all three children have pursued individual careers in different spheres of real estate. When not busy with real estate, Alice and Johnny are often found spending quality time with their five grandchildren, their dogs, close friends or Alice’s 89-year-old mother, Dee. It’s a full and busy life! Alice probably sums it up best saying, “If you had told me years ago that I would be where I am today, I wouldn’t have believed it. I just know that I work hard and I believe that people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

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