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This year featuring music from Dallas County's own Charlie Argo! Complete with games and events that are fun for all ages. The day will end with a fireworks spectacular sponsored by the City of Valley Grande.
Have your voice heard. Be part of the process. Get to the polls and vote for your candidate for Mayor, City Council, and School Board.
Topic: “Developing a Winning Plan”
The support group is open to all who are living with diabetes, caregivers, family and friends.
For more information, contact the Dallas County Extension Office at 334-875-3200
Join SABRA Sanctuary and help them paint Selma purple during the month of October to raise awareness and show hope in the battle to end domestic violence. Please wear purple attire and place a purple ribbon or bow on your door.
Participants have the exciting opportunity to choose from three different launch sites: Selma City Marina, Swift Creek, or Roland Cooper State Park. 1st place will win $3,000, 2nd $1,000, 3rd $500, 4th $300, and 5th $200. Blast off is at safe daylight and weigh-in is at 3pm. All entrants must weigh-in at Selma City Marina. For more information, contact Steve Craig (334)375-6208.
Vendors interested in booth space may contact 334-419-3271. Booths are $10.
Event complete with games for kids and of course the hay ride!
Thanks to much hard work and innovative local leadership, organizers are thrilled to bring this event back after last year's hiatus.
Friday November 4th OneWay will be open 7AM-5PM having an Inventory Blowout and Sidewalk Sale.
Many gift items that have been sitting on the shelves will be outside on display at up to 90% off regular retail price, and we will also have many many books for sale for $1-$2
Saturday November 5th OneWay will be open 7AM-4PM and will be having the same Inventory Blowout / Sidewalk Sale but will also have items brought from home and will be having a yard sale on the premises in addition to the store sale.
For more information, check out their website: http://www.orrvilletractorshow.com/
The Season of Apostolic Release
THURSDAY EVENING SERVICE – 7PM Apostle W. Channing Jackson, Speaker
FRIDAY EVENING SERVICE – 7PM Bishop Freddie B. Marshall, Speaker
SUNDAY WORSHIP CELEBRATION – 12PM Evangelist E. Lorraine Langham, Speaker
SUNDAY HIGH AND HOLY SERVICE–4PM Bishop Jacqueline D. McLemore, Speaker
GREATER KINGDOM CITADEL 2902 NORTH BROAD STREET
Details TBA. For more information, call Margaret Fails at (334) 875-7028
Tang Soo Do (related to Taekwondo)
Fee: $30/family (adults encouraged)
Ages: Grade 2+ accompanied by an adult
Free uniforms/free month of trial classes
Sr. Kathy, 4th degree Certified Black Belt Instructor
City of Selma MAyor Darrio Melton cordially invites all business leaders to attend. Please call to RSVP (334)874-2100
City of Selma and Partners Host Local Workforce Summit
Selma, Alabama – Mayor Darrio Melton and the City of Selma are partnering with the Selma & Dallas County Economic Development Authority, the Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information, the Selma Career Center, AL Department of Commerce (Made In Alabama), AIDT, Alabama Works, and the Dallas County Commission to host a seminar for Human Resource Directors, Small Business Owners, Educators, and Healthcare Professionals. The Summit will be on Friday, January 27, 2017 in the Community Room of the Dallas County Family Resource Center (formerly Alagasco).
This Summit will feature Information on new regional alignment for workforce development and corresponding new programs that can help businesses reduce employment costs and assist in developing a better-trained workforce (apprenticeship programs).
“This is an opportunity for rebranding the workforce climate in Selma while simultaneously engaging all economic development partners. Please let us know if you need any additional information,” said Mayor Darrio Melton, champion of this event.
Deadline to register is Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.
For more information and to register, call (334)872-3456 or visit elkdale.org
Material, refreshments, and childcare provided
The 11th Annual Black Belt African American Genealogical and Historical Society Conference will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Selma-Dallas County Public Library from 9 am to 5 pm. This year's theme is "Reconstruction to Jim Crow in the Black Belt." Keynote Speaker: Linda Kenney Miller, author of "Beacon on the Hill," the story of pioneering Tuskegee physician John A. Kenney. Registration: Friday, February 17, 3 to 5 pm and Saturday, February 18, 8 to 8:45 am. Information:www.bbaaghs.org and Debra Love, 205-540-2806 or B.J. Smothers, 404-273-6965. Box lunch served. This event is FREE and open to the public. All are welcome.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1255432167883193/
Pre-registration required. Call: 1-888-653-6450
Featuring a delicious meal and silent and live auctions, this is an event you don't want to miss!
For more information, call 334-877-4307
CERAMICS BUNNY PATCH Come to the Ceramics Bldg. (across from Church Street Methodist) to see all the Handmade Ceramic Bunnies, Eggs, Baskets, and many more Easter Items For Sale. March 21-23 and March 28 - 30 Tues. 9:00 to 5:30 Wed. 9:00 to 4:00... Thurs. 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Any questions call Candi at 874-2143 or 412-8550
Join the Citadelians in celebration! We are in great anticipation and earnestly looking forward to our 6th ANNUAL SHEPHERD'S CELEBRATION! We are celebrating and honoring God for our Apostle, His Grace, Bishop W. Channing Jackson. Mark your calendars for March 31-April 2, 2017. This is an event you do NOT want to miss! We look forward to having you with us as we encourage Bishop and Lady Jackson to continue to do the work of the Lord! We will see you soon! https://www.facebook.com/events/1309292049149106/
ArtsRevive is pleased to host its 15th Annual juried competition.
Submissions must be received by Feb. 28, 2017.
For more information, complete entry details, or gallery hours, call 334-413-0193 or e-mail
Selma Food Bank Bass Tournament Fundraiser April 1st 2017 Safe light til 3PM Roland Cooper State Park Camden, Alabama. For more information: http://www.selmafoodbank.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Entry-Form-Fillable.pdf
Movie Showings on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays
For current show times and pricing, click here.
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Join us for the Chamber’s premier leadership and networking event of the year. For registration information and sponsorship opportunities, call us at 334-875-7241
The South Dallas Historical Preservation Association will host their annual BBQ fundraiser on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church on County Road 12 in Pleasant Hill. Tickets for the event are $10, with all proceeds dedicated to the South Dallas Historical Preservation Association for maintenance of the Presbyterian Church.
Festivities will begin at 10:00am, featuring booths of arts and crafts, blooming plants, and baked goods. Barbecue lunch will be served from 11:00am-1:00pm. No BBQ butts will be available for sale this year.
Please join us for this celebration! Vendors are welcome, free of charge. To reserve your space, or if you have any questions about the event, contact Teddy Pouncey at 334-412-0090.
Entry fee: $110 (includes big fish)
1st Place: $1,000 based on 30 boat min.
Safe light - 3:00pm
Registration Headquarters: One Way Bookstore 2185 Broad Street Selma, AL 36701 334-875-9492
David Nichols 334-419-1557
Steve Lane: 334-419-5263
1st - $3,000
2nd - $1,000
3rd - $500
4th - $300
5th - $200
Safe daylight - 3pm
More Information/Entry Forms:
PO Box 832
Selma, AL 36702
Steve Craig: Office- 334-875-4020 Cell- 334-375-6208
The City of Selma partners with RDS (Revenue Discovery Systems) to assist the City’s staff in the collection of local Sales/Use Tax.
Taxpayer Education Sessions will be hosted by the City staff and RDS. This event will be held on Thursday, May 18 at the Performing Arts Center, 1000 Selma Ave. with three session times available. Choose the time that works best for you.
RDS representatives will be present to answer questions regarding Sales/Use tax, assist taxpayers with online tax filing setup, and update taxpayer account information, as needed.
Taxpayer Education Day
Thursday, May 18, 2017
City of Selma Taxpayer Education Day
Thursday, May 18
Performing Arts Center, 1000 Selma Ave.
(Choose the session time that works best for you.)
Session 1: 9 am - 10 am
Session 2: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Session 3: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
subject line “Selma Taxpayer Day”.
For questions regarding the public outreach meeting, contact the City of Selma at (334) 874-2115 or RDS Taxpayer Support at (800) 556-7274 or at
Vaughan Regional Medical Center’s
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Registration Starts at 9:00 am
Shotgun Start at 11:00 am
Lunch will be provided
Players to check in by 10:30 am
3 Person Scramble - $80.00 per player
$240.00 per team
Tournament Sponsor - $500.00
Hole Sponsor –Team – Lunch - Name Displayed on Banner
Team Sponsorship - $240.00
3 Person Team Fee
Hole Sponsorship - $150.00
How to Register
Registration forms are enclosed here. Send completed registration and checks to:
Vaughan Regional Medical Center
Attn: Maegan Austin
1015 Medical Center Parkway
Selma, AL 36701
Checks should be made payable to American Cancer Society. In the memo line, please denote Relay for Life. We are anticipating a highly successful and well-attended tournament. We invite you to show our friends, neighbors, and colleagues your company’s commitment to finding a cure and becoming a sponsor.
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SUMMER KICK-OFF!Yes ma'am and yes sir, the time is near for the 6th Annual Jazz on the Grazz event - our official kick-off to One Hot Summer!
So, in the early day, grab the kids and bring them on down for the Family & Community Outing! And in the late afternoon, grab the adults, your lawn chair and blankets and ease on down the road to Selma's Entertainment District for some smooth and mellow jazz, right there on the grass!
For more information, call 334-874-1234
Farm to table tasting event featuring the best goods and products grown and made in our area! Event will be full of music, food, and family-friendly fun! We expect to host events into the evening/night, so stay tuned for more details!
Vendors are welcome (please be prepared to provide small samples of your product(s) to patrons, and there will be a meal served as well! This event is raising funds to asist our area's small farmers and homegrowers.
For more information or to reserve your vendor space, call the Farmer's Market at 334-996-8381
Fun Day activities at the Church begin at 10am.
The Zeta Eta Omega chapter of AKA Sorority will conduct their book bag giveaway from 8am-5pm
A "Back to School Supply" giveaway will be from 10am to noon.
Registration 8:00 a.m. at Teen Challenge, 3888 County Road 261 Jones AL, 36749.
Entry Fee: $75 per player / $225 per team
For more information call: 334-375-0547
The August Diabetes Support Group meeting will be held on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at the Selma-Dallas County Public Library, Vaughan Room, Selma, Alabama.
“Cooking with Herbs and Spices” will be the topic for this meeting. The presenter will cover the basics of using herbs and spices in cooking while preparing tasty and healthy meals that can aid in managing diabetes and other chronic diseases. We will also share recipes and have a taste testing. Please share this flyer at church or with other groups, as well as with family and friends.
The support group is open to all who are living with diabetes, caregivers, family and friends. For more information and to register call the Dallas County Extension office at 334-875-3200.
Alzheimer’s/Autism Outreach Group is accepting $10 light donations for its Christmas tree.
Place Christmas tree lights in honor or memory of a loved one, or just as a donation.
You can view this tree in the Vaughan Green Space on West Dallas Avenue.
For more information call 334-412-3989
Old Cahawba to host ‘Road to Freedom Wagon Tour’
(Orrville, AL) On Saturday, February 12, 2022, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, a historic property of the Alabama Historical Commission, will host the Road to Freedom Wagon Tour.
One hundred years before the 1965 Voting Rights March focused on the Dallas County courthouse in nearby Selma, a brave community of recently emancipated African Americans gathered around an older courthouse in Cahawba. These 19th-century citizens exercised their right to vote and –for a brief time – gained political power. The Road to Freedom Wagon Tour tells the story of Cahawba’s African American majority and traces their path from slavery to freedom with a special emphasis on how they reshaped Cahawba as they pursued their dreams of equality.
“Of all the tours we do, this is perhaps my favorite because it makes me think about the meaning of freedom,” said Linda Derry, Site Director at Old Cahawba Archaeological Park. “I like to start this tour by asking participants to consider what they would do if suddenly, one day, for the first time, they were told they were free. Then, as we tour historic locations throughout the park, we discover the first freedoms that Cahawba’s newly emancipated people sought. This look at the struggle for freedom from the inside out can be a humbling experience.”
By 1860, approximately 64% of Cahawba’s population was African American. After Emancipation, the formerly enslaved laborers engaged in commerce for themselves with their highly skilled craftsmanship, becoming bricklayers, carpenters, blacksmiths, plasterers, and landowners.
Many of those same citizens played prominent roles fighting for hard-won political freedoms. Jeremiah Haralson (born 1846) was self-educated and the only African American to serve in the Alabama House, Alabama Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives. Jordan Hatcher, Cahawba’s postmaster, was appointed to the Constitutional Convention. Tom Walker was one of Alabama’s first state legislators and became a highly successful lawyer in the District of Columbia, as well as a trustee of Howard University. Sara J. Hatcher Duncan regarded as the Pinnacle of Women’s Power in the A.M.E Church, was born in Cahawba shortly after Emancipation.
Participants will learn about how voting rights and the pursuit of freedom shaped Cahawba. The Road to Freedom Wagon Tour participants will meet at the visitor’s center, rain or shine. Tickets are $8 for children and $10 for adults and available at the Old Cahawba Visitors Center. A maximum of 15 tickets will be sold, so interested parties are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance of the event. Tickets may be purchased by calling 334-872-8058. Old Cahawba accepts all major credit cards.
Old Cahawba lies at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers, and from 1819 to 1826 it served as Alabama’s first capital. From downtown Selma, take Highway 22 (Dallas Avenue) west 8.6 miles. Cross over the Cahaba River and turn left onto County Road 9 and follow this 3.3 miles until it dead ends. Turn left onto County Road 2 and follow this 1.5 miles until you see the Visitor Center on the right. Visitor Center Address: 9518 Cahaba Road, Orrville, AL 36767.
To learn more about Old Cahawba, or the Alabama Historical Commission, please visit www.ahc.alabama.gov.
Black History Month Programs on the Voting Right’s Trail
HAYNEVILLE, AL – In observance of Black History Month 2022, the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail will feature special programs at the Lowndes Interpretive Center located at 7002 U.S. Highway 80 West in White Hall. Programs will be offered at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (CST) each Saturday.
Saturday, February 5
“Behind the Scenes: The History of the Voting Right’s Movement in Lowndes County”
Saturday, February 12
“The People Behind the Lowndes County Voting Right’s Campaign”
Saturday, February 19
“Tent City: The Vote Won and the Repercussions”
Saturday, February 26
“Entering the Political Arena: The Lowndes County Freedom Party”
These programs are being offered by the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail to promote public understanding of history and special places that have been included in the national park system. For further information, contact Park Ranger Theresa Hall at 334-421-0627 or .
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