See what's happening in Selma and Dallas County.
Dallas County EMA sounds the tornado sirens the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00AM.
Cahaba Center is hosting Special Olympics on Wednesday, April 4th at Memorial Stadium. Our rain date is the 5th. Admission is FREE.
Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Exploring Water’s Environmental
And Cultural Impact Coming To [Town Name]
From above, Earth appears as a water planet with more than 71 percent of its surface covered with this vital resource for life. Water impacts climate, agriculture, transportation, industry and more. It inspires art and music. ArtsRevive, in cooperation with The Alabama Humanities Foundation, will examine water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element as it hosts “Water/Ways,” a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program. “Water/Ways” will be on view March 9, 2018 through April 5, 2018.
ArtsRevive and the surrounding community has been expressly chosen by the Alabama Humanities Foundation to host “Water/Ways” as part of the Museum on Main Street program—a national/state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations. The exhibition will open in Eufaula June 2017 and close in Selma April 2018.
“Water/Ways” explores the endless motion of the water cycle, water’s effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality. It looks at how political and economic planning have long been affected by access to water and control of water resources. Human creativity and resourcefulness provide new ways of protecting water resources and renewing respect for the natural environment.
Designed for small-town museums, libraries and cultural organizations, “Water/Ways” will serve as a community meeting place to convene conversations about water’s impact on American culture. With the support and guidance of The Alabama Humanities Foundation, these towns will develop complementary exhibits, host public programs and facilitate educational initiatives to raise people’s understanding about what water means culturally, socially and spiritually in their own community.
“Water is an important part of everyone’s life and we are excited to explore what it means culturally, socially and spiritually in our own community,” said Martha Lockett, ArtsRevive’s Executive Director. “We want to convene conversations about water and will develop local exhibitions and public programs to compliment the Smithsonian exhibition.”
“Water/Ways” is part of the Smithsonian’s Think Water Initiative to raise awareness of water as a critical resource for life through exhibitions, educational resources and public programs. The public can participated in the conversation on social media at #thinkWater.
“Water/Ways” was inspired by an exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org), and the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul (www.smm.org), in collaboration with Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland; The Field Museum, Chicago; Instituto Sangari, Sao Paulo, Brazil; National Museum of Australia, Canberra; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada; San Diego Natural History Museum; and Science Centre Singapore with PUB Singapore.
The exhibition is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), state humanities councils across the nation, and local host institutions. To learn more about “Water/Ways” and other Museum on Main Street exhibitions, visit www.museumonmainstreet.org.
Support for MoMS has been provided by the U.S. Congress.
SITES has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people outside Washington, D.C., for 65 years. SITES connects Americans to their shared cultural heritage through a wide range of exhibitions about art, science and history, which are shown wherever people live, work and play. For exhibition description and tour schedules, visit www.sites.si.edu.
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Water/Ways will be housed in the Carneal Cultural Arts Center.
Monique Martin Williams will be the local project coordinator. We will be identifying water related issues that affect the Black Belt and looking to develop programming that speak to these issues. Monique will be looking for a cadre of volunteers to work the exhibit as we get closer to the time.
Another aspect of Water/Ways is the chance to work with MuseWeb. This is a community storytelling project that will record stories from throughout the Black Belt and eventually be housed in Story Core at the Smithsonian. Through technology we can now give local voices a new platform. MuseWeb allows stories to be pinned to geolocated areas that are triggered by smart phone apps. Think of the impact our local stories in local voices can have on visitors for Selma.
The Alabama River and the Riverboats
with Tom McGehee, Bellingrath Gardens
at The Old Depot Museum
6:00 pm-7:30 pm
---The Alabama and Tombigbee rivers once provided the only reliable transportation between the rich cotton producing farms of the Black Belt and the Port of Mobile.
Simple rafts gave way to steam driven craft in the early 1830’s. By the end of the 19th century, these riverboats were floating palaces able to transport thousands of
bales of cotton as well as passengers in comfort. The colorful men who owned and operated these boats will be discussed as well as some horrific tragedies which took hundreds of lives.
By the early 20th century new competition in the field of transportation would lead to the end of the colorful era of steamboats on Alabama’s rivers.Tom McGehee has served as the Museum Director at Bellingrath Gardens and Home since 1994. For more than thirty years he has researched south
Alabama history and his column, Ask McGehee, has been a regular feature of Mobile Bay Magazine for the last 15 years. He is married to the former Ceil Smith of Monroeville.
Thursday, April 5th, 2018
at the Carl C. Morgan Convention Center
Sit down meal and Bill Gamble Auctioneer.
Seated Dinner Tickets $25
Table of 8 $150
Sponsorship $600 includes table and 8 tickets
Selma Charity League Trivia Night
at 6:30 pm
at The Sandbar
1 Marina Drive
This month’s proceeds will go to the Child Advocacy Center
Rockin' Rib-off is now a KCBS Sanctioned Backyard event!
We will have music Friday Night
with Charlie Argo opening for Five Shot Jack at Play Selma for a $10 cover and welcome the teams with a Calcutta Auction, and then the cook-off will be free to the public on Saturday!
Arts Revive and Gallery 905
will have the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service,
a kayaking educational service, and other kid-friendly art workshops, and Charlie Tin Man Lucas will be painting windows,
both coinciding with 1st Morning Art Walk, so come enjoy a relaxing Saturday
Ø Rockin' Rib-off is now a KCBS Sanctioned Backyard event!
We will have music Friday Night with Charlie Argo opening for Five Shot Jack at Play Selma for a $10 cover
and welcome the teams with a Calcutta Auction, and then the cook-off will be free to the public on Saturday!
Arts Revive and Gallery 905 will have the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
a kayaking educational service, and other kid-friendly art workshops, and Charlie Tin Man Lucas will be painting windows, both coinciding with 1st Morning Art Walk, so come enjoy a relaxing Saturday
The Gallery 905
located on Water Avenue
will host an Impressionistic Painting Workshop
with artist Toska Courbron
from 9:00 am-3:00 pm.
The cost is $95.00 per person.
For more information, or to register, call 334-878-1905 or email
Civil War Walking Tour of Old Cahawba
Saturday, April 7, 2018
10:00 am – 11:00 am
This guided tour will visit Castle Morgan, the POW camp at Old Cahawba, and explore the plight of these unfortunate soldiers as well as the hardships of the town’s Confederate residents who suffered while their husbands, fathers and sons were off to war, many never to return. 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: $8 per person
Water/ Ways Exhibition Family Fun Day
April 7, 2018
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Water/Ways Exhibition Closing Day-Selma Recycles Collection
April 8, 2018
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
“The Bookshop at Water’s End”. Patti Callahan Henry. Berkley Press.
Lunch begins at noon. Program begins at 12:30.
Reservations at 334-874-1725 www.selmalibrary.org
Alabama River Chili Cook-Off
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Historic Water Avenue
Queen of Peace Annual Yard Sale
April 14 from 8 am until 4 pm at the Summerfield complex
Experience the culture and history of Selma with this free guided walking tour. The tour begins at 10:00 am and is approximately one hour long.
Maria Freedman's Basic Calligraphy Class
Saturday, April 14, 2018
10:00 am-1:00 pm at the
Selma Art Guild
508 Selma Avenue
Selma, AL 36701
Learn the basic styles of calligraphy to use for beautiful writing on cards, etc.
Ward 6 Meeting
Hosted by Councilman Johnnie M. Leashore
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Bosco Nutrition Center
(1107 Griffin Avenue)
This meeting will be held to address citizens issues & concerns on public safety, code enforcement, and general services. Mayor Darrio Melton along with Departments Heads have been invited to attend.
For more information contact:
Councilman Johnnie M. Leashore -334-327-8884
Workshop location: Dallas County Family Resource Center (in the Alagasco Building)
Address: 10096 Alabama Highway 14 West, Selma, AL 36701
Contact Information: Contact Stephanie Tarver at 334-327-3293 or email at
The Selma Redevelopment Authority
will hold its regular meeting of the Board of Directors
at 4:00 pm in the conference room of ArtsRevive in the Carneal Building, located at 3 Church Street, Selma, AL 36701.
These meetings are open to the public. For further information, please contact Juanda Maxwell, Chair at
Selma Dallas County Historic Preservation Society
Public Service Announcement
Come join us as we host a
Community Yard Sale
as part of the
World’s Widest Yard Sale
Where: Heritage Village
(next to Sturdivant Hall at 622 McLeod)
Who: Be a buyer (Free)
Be a seller (call 312-2989 for details)
When: April 21, 2018
(Rain date April 28)
7:00 am to 4:00 pm
National Park Week and Earth Day Celebration
9:30 am-1:00 pm
at the Lowndes Interpretive Center, located at 7002 U.S. Highway 80 W, Hayneville, AL
This year celebrate Earth Day, National Junior Ranger Day, and Park Rx Day by coming out to participate in activities designed to get all visitors preserving the Earth, moving in the park,
and learning about the history of the Voting Rights Movement
This event is free and open to the public
For more information. call 334-877-1983
Please join in the fun of raising money to Benefit the Summerfield Volunteer Fire Dept. We will be cooking and be judging crawfish! Anyone wanting to have a team, please contact Jane Harris at The Store 334-874-8822, cell 334-412-7818. Teams have a $100. entry fee and we supply the crawfish. $5. admission children up 10 get in free. $20 a plate and $35. all you can eat. Please invite your friend and please share this event!
Workforce Challenges Workshop
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Spire Auditorium (Formerly Alagasco)
10096 AL Highway 14 W
*** Learn how to deal with common workforce challenges relating to stress management, handling change and time management.
Limited seating. Please call 334-875-7241 to reserve your place.
Workshop provided by MRWTC-AIDT
Creating Attractive Flowering Pots Workshop
Saturday, April 28, 2018
at 11:00 am
at Four Seasons Garden Center
611 Cahaba Road
Selma, Al 36701
Orrville Wild Game Cook-Off
Orrville Community Center
For more information or to register call 334-996-9726
For more information contact Laura Cothran 334-875-0890