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With the official start of Summer 2019 underway, here is a list of fun and cheap activities to do this weekend in Tuscaloosa.

1.Tuscaloosa Rivermarket

The Tuscaloosa Rivermarket hosts a weekly farmers market every Saturday morning and Tuesday evening. They have dozens of vendors selling fresh produce, honey, homemade baked goods and jewelry. For more information check out their website here.

2.Movie Series

If your movie thirst needs to be quenched, the City of Tuscaloosa is currently hosting its “Green Screens” summer movies series. The final showing is this Friday, June 28 as “Green Screens” will show “Over the Hedge” at 1 p.m. The movie will be shown inside the Richard A. Curry Environmental Complex.

3.Public pools

Tuscaloosa is home to a bevy of public indoor and outdoor pools. Most notably the Nancie Blewitt Swim Complex at Bowers Park. The pool is open from Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and it is open on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Admission is $10 per person and children 2 years old and under are free. Dockery Pool at McAbee Park is another option for those who want to stay inside and beat the heat. The pool is open Monday-Friday from 6 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1:30-4:30 p.m. For more information about the public pools, check out the Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority website.

4. Children’s Hands-On Museum

For an interactive and educational experience, look no further than the Children’s Hands-On Museum. “CHOM” for short, provides children of every age with a “hands-on” interaction within the 25 exhibits the museum offers. Their next event is this Friday, June 28 as the University of Alabama Biology Outreach Students will host “Biology Bosses!” from 1-4 p.m. For more information on upcoming events, check out their website here.

5. Hike at Lake Lurleen

If you enjoy being one with nature, check out Lake Lurleen State Park. The 1,625-acre park holds 91 modern campsites with working water and electricity. The park also has more than 23 miles of trails that surround Lake Lurleen.

Check back next week for five more random things you can do in Tuscaloosa.

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