Around Town Calendar

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Tuesday

-Alabama Master Gardener Course: 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Tuscaloosa County Extension Office, Tuscaloosa County Courthouse Annex, 2513 Seventh St. Limited space for 17-week course. Cost $125. Call Extension agent Neal Hargle at 205-349-4630 or get application at Extension Office.

-Bama Art House Film Series: 7:30 p.m., Bama Theatre, 600 Greensboro Ave. Screening of film, "A Dangerous Method." Drama/ Thriller. Rated R. Tickets: $7 general admission; $6 students and seniors; $5 Arts Council members. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Call 205-758-5195.

-Terrific Tuesday Concert: 1:15 p.m., Martin Campus Atrium at Shelton State Community College, 9500 Old Greensboro Road. Mardi Gras concert with Shelton State Jazz Ensemble directed by Daniel Western. Free.

-Tuscaloosa City Council meeting: 6 p.m., council chambers at City Hall, 2201 University Blvd. Call 311 or 205-349-2010.

-Tuscaloosa City Board of Education Meeting: 6 p.m., Regions Room of the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education.

-Chamber in Session: 7:30 a.m., Country Club of Tuscaloosa. Guest speaker will be U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., Breakfast provided.

-Book reading by Waights Taylor Jr.: 4:30 p.m., Room 324 of Lloyd Hall on the University of Alabama campus. He will read from his book, "Our Southern Home: Scottsboro to Montgomery to Birmingham -- The Transformation of the South in the Twentieth Century." Free.

-Prostate Cancer Support Group: 5:30 p.m., Tuscaloosa Urology Center, 1780 McFarland Blvd., across from Open Door Baptist Church. Free. Refreshments will be served. Speaker, Dr. John Duffy. Call 205- 345-7351.

-Community Backyard Bash, a fun family celebration: 9:30 a.m.- noon at Child Development Research Center, 651 Fifth Ave. East, off University Boulevard near University Medical Center. Free event for parents and children up to 8 years old. Activities include parachute and ball play, art, bubbles, chalk drawing, storytelling and music. Families will receive free children's book, other gifts and information on helping children in the aftermath of April 27 tornado. Call Kristy at 205-348-4280.

Wednesday

-'Noises Off': 2 p.m., Bean-Brown Theatre, Shelton State Community College, 9500 Old Greensboro Road. …