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The history of our area is steeped in rich African American heritage. So many of our esteemed leaders have left an indelible impact not only on our city, county, and region, but across the globe. From the stinging yoke of slavery to the liberation and empowerment of the Reconstruction Era; from decades of disenfranchisement to the passage of the Voting Rights Act; from oppressive Jim Crowe laws to a proliferation of African American elected officials; our history is black history. We invite you to explore a small slice of Selma and Dallas County’s African American Heritage by visiting these 10 sites:
BIRMINGHAM – The Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information Executive Director, Sheryl Smedley, spent a portion of Friday attending The Partnership’s Annual Meeting in support of three local finalists for statewide business awards. The Partnership, a collaboration between the Business Council of Alabama and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, presents awards each year for “Alabama Small Business of the Year” and “Emerging Small Business of the Year.”
Hunting is a time-honored tradition in Selma and Dallas County. In restaurants and barber shops, on church pews and street corners, you can hear the buzz when seasons near. Big stories and tragic tales of the hunt have long been a staple of the rural conversation, but one aspect we often fail to discuss is the tremendous economic impact of the hunting and shooting industries.
Check out some of these fun Holiday Happenings in and around Selma and Dallas County!
Shopping local matters. Read on to see just how much!
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
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
Forcing branches and bulbs with Catherine Gilmer
Cooking demo with Ann Murray
For more info, call 874-9622
As of December 16, 2016, the Auburn University Singers celebrated 45 years as one of Auburn's greatest traditions. A highly select auditioned show choir of 36 singers, 12 instrumentalists, and two technical personnel, the choir was founded in 1972 by Dr. Thomas R. Smith who envisioned adding an extra dimension to music at Auburn, that being choral entertainment. The choir is now under the direction of Dr. Dale Farmer, himself a Singers alumnus, with instrumental direction by Dr. Michael Pendowski. Believing that excellent choral singing and instrumental accompaniment are of utmost importance, AU Singers seeks to provide choral entertainment for all ages with diverse musical styles including Broadway, pop, country, classical, vocal jazz, and the new pop a cappella style. In a spirit of enhancing its rich tradition, songs known as "Singers Classics," which have performed through the years, are integrated into each production.
Andrew Swindle, Selma native and Auburn University Senior, will be performing.
Organizer of Auburn University Singers Presented by the Selma Community Concert Association
The Selma Community Concert Association is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization proudly presenting live music and performing arts to Dallas County and the surrounding area for 77 consecutive years.
For further information call Doris Holland (334) 531-6586.