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New Possibilities Youth Center After School Program
Monday through Thursday
Grades 6,7, & 8
3:30 pm-6:00 pm
Sister Kathy, Director 334-872-2359
Patrick Evans: Coordinator
Registration: Monday, August 15, 2016 3-6pm at 1108 Griffin Avenue
Sponsored by the Edmundite Missions
Every year the Bridge Crossing Jubilee, Inc., hosts the commemoration of this historic event and the struggle for the right to vote, by gathering at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in a festival of music, art and historical remembrance. Events include a parade, a Miss Jubilee Pageant, a mock trial, and a commemorative march to the bridge. Every five years, celebrants continue all the way to Montgomery.
For more information, contact (334)526-2626
Complete listing of Jubilee events can be found here: http://selmajubilee.com/
Hosted by Legal Services of Alabama, Selma. Free legal clinic in honor of the Jubilee to provide community memebrs information on the procedure for clearing your criminal record if you are eligible. For more information, contact: 334-872-1355
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
Classes at the library. Adult Education Room. 11:00am
Don't buy it! Grow it! Learn to plant and harvest your own food in pots and small containers!
For more information, 334-874-1725 or www.selmalibrary.org
Hosted by Legal Services of Alabama, Selma with assistance from Faulkner Law. Free legal clinic in honor of the Jubilee to provide community memebrs assistance in creating emergency-planning legal documents. Clinic attendees will leave with a fully executed simple will. For more information, contact: 334-872-1355
Road to Freedom Wagon Tour
Saturday, March 4, 2017
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lest we forget: 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 "foot soldiers" exercised their right to vote and - for a brief time - gained great political power. This 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. Call 334-872-8058 for more information or visit www.cahawba.com or www.facebook.com/oldcahawba.
ADDRESS: 9518 Cahaba Rd, Orrville, AL 36767
GPS: N 32.31963, W 87.10463
FEES: $10 per adult, $8 per child
Call the library to reserve your spot 334-874-1730
Jan. 23, 30 | Let it Snow
Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 | Love My Friends
Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 | St. Patrick's Fun
Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24 | April Showers
Come and bring your little one for music and learning fun! Parent or care-giver required. Ages 6months-3years
Planning to sell at a farmers market this summer? Don't miss this seminar!
Sponsored by Dallas County Extension
For more information, call: 334-875-3200
This seminar is for Juniors, Seniors, and Parents. Topics will cover Financial aid, course selection, housing, resume preparation, and much more!
Sponsored by Council President Corey Bowie
For more information, call: 334-874-1234
Sponsored by Councilwoman Miah Jackson
Call the library for reservations 334-874-1730
Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 | Sleeping Beauty
Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 | King Midas and the Golden Touch
Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25 | Aladin and His Lamp
Dallas County EMA sounds the tornado sirens the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00AM.
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
Lunch begins at noon | Program begins at 12:30 | Lunch $8 | Reservations (334)874-1725
Book sales and autographs before and after event.
History of Selma and Dallas County by Alston Fitts
University of Alabama Press
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
SELMA REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
The SELMA REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (the Authority) will hold its regular meeting of
the Board of Directors of the Authority on the THIRD THURSDAY of each month at 4:00 PM
in the conference room of ArtsRevive in the Carneal Building, located at 3 Church Street,
Selma, AL, 36701, for the purpose of transacting such business or taking such action as may
Come before the Board of Directors of the Authority.
SCHEDULE FOR 2017:
February 16, 2017
March 16, 2017
April 20, 2017
May 18, 2017
June 15, 2017
July 20, 2017
August 17, 2017
September 21, 2017
October 19, 2017
November 16, 2017
December 14, 2017 (Second Thursday due to Christmas holidays)
These meetings are open to the public. For further information please contact:
Juanda Maxwell, Chair,
The cookoff has something for everyone including music, chili samples, and pizza for kids- everything for the entire family to enjoy!
All proceeds benefit the Central Alabama Regional Child Advocacy Center!
42nd Historic Selma Pilgrimage. Travel back in time to tour eight private homes representing many architectural styles and an historic church. Visit four museums, art show, the evening house reception and 1850s gristmill. Tickets available 8:30 til 4 during Pilgrimage at headquarters, 109 Union St. For more information, call 334-412-8550 or 1-800-45-SELMA. Find Selma’s Historic Pilgrimage on Facebook. Website: SelmaPilgrimage.com
By Alaina Denean Deshazo
Published 9:03 pm Wednesday, March 8, 2017
When Bob Kelley, previous owner of the Tally-Ho restaurant, moved to Selma, he saw an opportunity to turn his restaurant green on St. Patrick’s Day in more ways than one.
Not only would people come dressed in green and enjoy green beer, they would also raise money for charities.
“I came to Selma in 1980 and I realized that nobody was celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. So in 1981, I decided we’re going to have a party and I got with the March of Dimes and that year I decided that we were going to give the profits from the food sales to the March of Dimes,” Kelley said.
“We kept the March of Dimes for several years, and then thought it would be good to share the evening with other charities and over the years we’ve done mostly a different charity each year.”
The Tally-Ho and the Selma Rotary Club partner each year to provide a different charity with the money raised from the event, as well as to the Rotary Club for the contributions they make in the community.
“We’ve also partnered with the Selma Rotary Club where we would give money to the foundation so that we could do work in the local community,” Kelley said.
Kelley said they ask different businesses in the community to donate gifts for door prizes, and as people come into the restaurant, they can buy tickets to be entered into drawings for the prizes.
This year, the restaurant is raising money for Easter Seals at the annual event on March 17.
“Anything we can do to raise money for the charity is what we’re trying to do,” he said.
“The more people that get there, the more that buy those tickets and the more food we sell, the bigger the donation will be for the charity.”
Paul Wilkerson, current owner of the Tally-Ho, said the annual event is always fun for the community.
“It’s really fun,” Wilkerson said. “It’s just a good atmosphere, really laid back.”
Wilkerson said the restaurant will have a special menu for the night, which usually includes hamburgers, fish and chips and of course, green beer among other Irish specialties.
And although the night is fun, Wilkerson said it’s really exciting to be able to give back to local charities.
“[Giving back to the charities] is really like a thank you to everybody that comes and supports us throughout the year. Selma’s a small town and it takes repeat business, repeat customers,” Wilkerson said.
“It’s nice to be able to take that money and give it back to some charities that are well deserving.”
Wilkerson said that many times customers will reach out to the restaurant with a recommendation of a charity that could really use the funds that year, and sometimes the charity itself will ask to be featured charity.
Wilkerson estimates that more than $100,000 has been raised over the years for the charities.
Kelley said he just enjoys being able to give back and have fun at the same time.
“I’ve lived here half of my life. I never dreamed that I would live in Selma for half of my life, but now, you couldn’t get me out of here if you had to,” Kelley said.
“There’s just so many nice people, and I like giving back to it.”
Kelley said they will also be hosting Rick Williams, who will be performing in the lounge during the event.
Wilkerson said that they will take walk-ins, but asks that those wanting to attend the event make reservations by calling (334) 872-1390, and don’t forget to wear green.
Who? Medicare recipients with diabetes or pre-diabetes, family members, and caregivers
What? Free diabetes education classes
Find out about:
· Diabetes and its risks
· Healthy eating and exercise
· Talking with your health care team
· Managing medications
Where? Selma Public Library – Meeting Room
When? March 21, 28 – April 4, 11, 18 and 25
Time? 10:00 AM (6 classes total)
If you have any questions or to register, please call the Dallas County Extension Office at 334-875-3200 or Regional Extension Agent, Christina LeVert 334-292-1559 or email her at
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
Come join the National Park Service and Central Alabama Storytelling Guild for the Annual Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail Storytelling Festival.
Youth and adults are invited to attend the festival Wednesday, March 22, 2017 on the third floor of the Selma Interpretive Center at 2 Broad Street, Selma, AL and on Thursday, March 23 2017 at the Lowndes Interpretive Center located at 7002 U.S. Highway 80 W., White Hall, AL. The festival will honor the trailblazing women in labor and business with a primary focus on the women who were a part of the Voting Rights Movement or Civil Rights Movement.
The festival will be presented twice on each day at 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Seating will be limited and visitors are advised to arrive 30 minutes in advance. Groups of 5 or more are encouraged to make a reservation at least 1 week in advance with Courtney Sharpe at the Selma and Lowndes Interpretive Centers or
This event is FREE and open to school groups and parents. For more information contact the Lowndes Interpretive Center at (334) 877-1983, Selma Interpretive Center at (334) 872-0509 or visit www.nps.gov/semo.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's National Parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.www.nps.gov
WHEN: Thursday, March 23
5:00 pm- 7:30 pm
WHERE: The Black Belt Community Foundation
609 Lauderdale Street
Selma, AL 36701
At this seminar:
Participants will learn: 1)about how to complete a loan application; 2) about other documents needed to complete the application process; 3) the importance of sound record keeping; 4) and about the loan approval process.
RSVP: Tamika McNeal at
For more information contact us at
Benefitting the Old Depot Museum. Details TBA. For more information, Call (334) 874-2197
On March 24, 2017, Riverdale Credit Union will be hosting the membership for a time of reflection on the past year and plans for the coming year. This year, we plan to have a seated steak dinner catered by Noodie Carroll. A limited number of tickets will be available. Please contact the Credit Union to get your name on the list. Tickets will be available mid-February and must be purchased by March 17, 2017
Gymnasium-Wallace Community College Selma
March 24, 2017 | 7:00pm
Adults- $10 | Children- $5 (age 3-9)
Tickets on sale through March 17, 2017
*No refund on unused tickets
*Must have a ticket to attend
*Must attend to receive a door prize
For more information, contact Jo Taylor at 334-412-3852 or at
For more information, contact Jo Taylor at 334-412-3852 or at
Thursday, March 30, 2017
(2nd floor of City Hall)
Councilwoman Jannie Thomas will host a Ward 7 Meeting to discuss the revitalization of Ward 7 and to address the constituents issues and concerns. Mayor Darrio Melton along with representatives from Public Works Department and Public Safety have been invited to attend.
For more information contact:
Councilwoman Jannie Thomas-334-327-9031
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/