Flips, Fruit, and Fossils in Tuscaloosa this Weekend

There is one thing we all miss from years past and that is attending events with our friends and family. As we slowly inch into the New Year, Tuscaloosa is offering a variety of different experiences that are exciting for all ages! Let’s take a look at what’s coming up this weekend.
Iron Bowl 2.0
It doesn’t get much better than another Crimson Tide versus Auburn Tigers game down-home in Tuscaloosa. The University of Alabama’s gymnastics team faces Auburn at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 22, at the Coleman Coliseum. Want to see the Tide roll in person while maintaining social distance measures? Tickets will be available in the lobby 1.5 hours prior to the start of the meet. For those who can’t attend or are taking health precautions, be sure to grab your favorite snack and tune into the SEC Network to watch the Tide turn! 
You still can’t get enough Tide action? Good news- The University’s women’s basketball team will challenge the Auburn Tigers this Sunday, Jan. 24. The start time is scheduled for 1 p.m. CST. Those who wish to cheer on the Tide, face mask-clad, can purchase tickets in the Coleman Coliseum lobby prior to the start of the game. Of course, if in-person events are not yet in your comfort zone, you can always show your support from home and tune in to ESPNU from your couch!
Tuscaloosa Farmers Market
Get your weekend fix of artisan bread, farm-fresh vegetables, and fabulous finds from your local small business owners at this weekend’s farmers market. The Tuscaloosa Farmers Market takes place this Saturday, Jan. 23, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Don’t feel like leaving the warmth of your vehicle but want to still indulge in uniquely local goods? Curbside delivery is an option for a limited time. Remember, you can’t buy happiness but you can buy local! 
Dino-Mite at CHOM
Lions, Tigers, and Dinosaurs? Oh My! Head over to The Children’s Hands-On Museum to learn about one of the world’s most fascinating wonders- dinosaurs! Hatching your own dino egg and digging for fossils is a great way to promote education in your little one while also creating fun memories with your family. With a mission of a dynamic learning experience that stimulates curiosity and creativity, CHOM is a perfect weekend day trip for all ages!  

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