The Junior League of Tuscaloosa is hosting their second annual Dragon Boat Races on Saturday, April 27.
Teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer and steerer will race in 46-ft long Chinese dragon boats along the Black Warrior River. The races will go from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cypress Inn near the pier at 501 Rice Mine Road North in Tuscaloosa.
Schedule of events:
10:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies
10:45 a.m. History of dragon boat racing and "dotting of the eye" ceremony
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Round 1 races
1 p.m .- 1:55 p.m. Moment of silence for survivors and victims of the April 27, 2011 tornadoes, then break
1:55 - 3:50 p.m. Round 2 races
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. round 3 races
5 p.m. Awards and closing ceremony