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The Selma Business Pitch Conference and Contest will feature workshops and panel discussions that will help young entrepreneurs learn how to launch a sustainable business. Participants in the Pitch Contest will compete for cash prizes by presenting a five minute business presentation to a panel of judges. Entrepreneurs (of all ages), startups and small business owners are all welcome to participate. There is no cost the participate in the Pitch Contest.Details about the Pitch Contest as well as templates and startup documents will be posted at http://www.ceyero.com/business-pitch.
Civil War Walking Tour of Old Cahawba
Saturday, April 1, 2017
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
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/
Meet us in front of the Library each Saturday in April at 10:00am to take a stroll around Downtown Selma! Both visitors and locals will enjoy tales of courage, intruige, and levity on this annual guided downtown tour! For more information, call 334-875-7241 or 1-800-45-SELMA
Peace & Love
1 P.M. to 2 P.M.
Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell
Selma Mayor Darrio Melton
Selma Chief of Police Spencer Collier
Selma Interfaith & Church Leaders
Islamic Foundation of Selma Community Center
717 J.L. Chestnut Boulevard
Join us for a conversation on how we can combat violence, hate, and religious intolerance in our communities.
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED
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
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
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
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.
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
Featuring Chinese Chicken Salad, tomato tarts, homemade muffins, homemade dessert and ice cold tea!
Cost is $8
No need for reservations, but carry outs may be pre-ordered by Thursday, March 30
For pre-orders or for more information, call 334-872-3449
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
For more information on this wonderful annual event, call Nina Capps at 334-526-4029
Movie Showings on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays
For current show times and pricing, click here.
Classes at the library. Adult Education Room. 11:00am
"Savings at the Store"
Come hear Doris Truax talk about how you can make the most of your money at the grocery store!
For more information, 334-874-1725 or www.selmalibrary.org
Eight rooms of flea market items!
Please contact: Ann Jung 334-875-4522
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Parking Lot Behind Valley Creek Homes
Working together to keep Ward 3 clean!
For more information contact:
Miah Jackson - 334 -327-8755
For Tickets and more information: https://www.universe.com/events/still-standing-the-melba-moore-musical-play-tickets-XP76BF
For more information, contact Jo Taylor at 334-412-3852 or at
Business Owners – Be ADOR’s B.E.S.T.
Attend Montgomery-area State Tax Seminar on April 11
MONTGOMERY, March 28, 2017 – State tax obligations can sometimes confuse business owners.
Licenses, sales tax, property tax, etc. – business owners are responsible for many details. To make that
task easier, the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) invites business owners to come learn the
“B.E.S.T.” ways to handle state taxes at ADOR’s free Business Essentials for State Taxpayers Seminar
on Tuesday, April 11, at 11 a.m. in Montgomery.
The seminar will be held at the Montgomery Taxpayer Service Center, 2545 Taylor Road.
ADOR specialists conduct B.E.S.T. Seminars, which include a brief but comprehensive overview of
Alabama’s business taxes, the business owner’s tax obligations, and the forms that are required, as well
as information on electronic filing and other requirements. Presenters cover a variety of state tax
information topics, including employer withholding taxes, state and local sales taxes, property taxes, and
business licensing requirements. The B.E.S.T. Seminars help new business owners navigate through
unfamiliar tax complexities while updating current business owners on tax law changes.
Seminar attendees receive ADOR’s “Starting a New Business” guide and information about Alabama’s
ONE SPOT, a free Internet filing and payment portal that allows business taxpayers to file and pay state,
county, and city sales, use, and rental taxes all in one place!
While there is no charge to attend the B.E.S.T. Seminars, reservations are required to ensure adequate
space is available. To make your reservation for the Montgomery B.E.S.T. Seminar, contact Amanda
Turner at 334-242-2677.
For more information on B.E.S.T. Seminars and other B.E.S.T. resources, visit our website at
http://www.revenue.alabama.gov/taxpayerassist/workshop.cfm . B.E.S.T. Seminars are two hours long
plus additional time for questions and answers. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the
Media contact for more information:
ADOR Communications/Publications Division
Telephone: 334-242-1390; FAX: 334-242-0550
Fore more information, e-mail:
For more information, call 334-874-1234
Historic U.S. Hwy 80 Yard Sale 2017
April 14th - 16th
Locations along Alabama's Black Belt Region, along Historic Highway 80.
Contact Info : 334 875 7241
Local Participants and map (for up-to-the-minute information, call the Chamber):
Downloadable .pdf: 2017_Worlds_Widest_Yard_Sale_Flyer.pdf
April 18-Tuesday- DALLAS COUNTY YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSE from 8:30am-5pm at Vaughan Regional Medical Center, located at 1015 Medical Center Parkway, Selma-Please direct registration questions to Mercedes Lightfoot, BS at 205-614-6211 or email
Enjoy free Kona Ice from Noon-2pm on Tax Day!
Communication Skills Workshop
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
1112 Water Avenue
Selma, AL 36701
*Guest Speaker will be Lydia Chatmon
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
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,
SAVE THE DATE!
St. Paul's Little Friends School invites you to their Annual Fish Fry Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 4:30- 7:00 p.m. Take - Out only
210 Lauderdale Street, Selma
Contact Info : Rachel Colley 334 875 1354
For current 8th graders ONLY. Hosted by the MJ93-90 Fund and Wallace Community College Selma, this event will feature/cover ACT & SAT Prep, Gear Up Alabama Program, College Prep info, Hands-on career booths, and the Selma Career Center.
For more information, contact 334-419-3544 or
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.
Are you missing the Battle of Selma Reenactment this weekend? If so, why not come to a memorial service for the men that died while being held captive at Cahawba during the Civil War? You are invited! We will have Battle of Selma reenactors and canon. You'll even get to hear brief messages left behind by a few of the men who died here during that war. A female reenactor will read an actual letter from a women who nursed both Union and Confederates in the Cahawba hospital. A wreath will be placed on the grave of an unknown soldier and taps will be played. The talented Christine Weerts and Linda Hogue will present a Civil War era hymn, which will be an enjoyable highlight of the ceremony. Please take a few minutes out of your Saturday to join us as we honor these soldiers. The ceremony will start at 2 pm so come 15 to 30 minutes before to get situated. This Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 2 pm.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Selma-Dallas County Public Library
The April Diabetes Support Group meeting will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at the Selma-Dallas County Public Library, Vaughan Room, Selma, Alabama .
“Diabetes 101– Understanding the Disease” will be the topic for this meeting. We will look at what is diabetes, risk factors, causes, and symptoms. We will also share recipes and have a taste testing. Enclosed is a flyer for you to share 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.
Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work in agriculture and home economics, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, and other related acts, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University) offers educational programs, materials, and equal opportunity employment to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability.
For more information and to
register call 334-875-3200
What: Three (3) presentations
1. Home Vegetable Production—James Miles, REA
2. Organic Insect/Pest Control—Dr. Ayanava Majumdar
3. Vegetable Disease and Control—Dr. Ed Skoria
Where: Central Alabama Farmer’s Co-op, Hwy 80 W., Selma, Al
When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time: 4:00—7:30 p.m.
Cost: $5.00 (covers a lite supper and materials)
Deadline to register: Monday, April 24, 2017
Dallas County EMA will conduct a Tornado Tabletop Exercise at Vaughan Regional Medical Center in the Pediatrics Education Classroom on April 26, 2017 at 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m. Your participation would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to attend this exercise please contact EMA at (334)874-2515.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Captains Meeting - 5:15 p.m.
Site Visit - 5:45 p.m.
Work Session - 6:00 p.m.
Ward Meeting - 7:00 p.m.
Cedar Park Elementary School
1101 Woodrow Avenue
Councilwoman Angela Benjamin will host a Ward 4 Quarterly Meeting to discuss public safety, neighborhood association, education, upcoming Ward 4 projects, and to address citizens concerns. Mayor Darrio Melton and representatives from Public Safety, Public Works, and Planning & Development Departments have been invited to attend.
Councilwoman Angela Benjamin-334-349-5389
Car show relocated across US 80 to the Junebugg's Parking Lot.
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