See what's happening in Selma and Dallas County.
Farmers Market Season
The Dallas County Farmers’ Market will officially be opened for its 2019 season beginning on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The market will be opened on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Saturday’s beginning June 1 – November 15, 2019, from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. or until the last vendor sells out. The market is located at Bloch Park on Dallas Avenue in Selma. For more information or if you have questions, please contact the market manager at 334-518-0346.
1st Saturday Selma happens the first Saturday of each month from 10 AM - 2 PM in beautiful downtown Selma, Alabama! Join art galleries, food trucks, shops, restaurants, and music venues all day Saturday, and some will be open the night before! Check out the Facebook page for updates and specials: https://www.facebook.com/1stSaturdaySelma/ (334) 375-3838
Going Gothic: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at Old Cahawba
Saturday, November 2, 2019
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Experience the glorious Gothic Revival architecture of St. Luke’s Church from the inside out during this program designed to inspire. Join us as we share the history behind this landmark church that was built during Cahawba's antebellum boom years and that continued to serve a new congregation after being moved 11 miles away. Visit Old Cahawba for an event to help you appreciate these Gothic whispers from the past. 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
Old Cahawba Hosts “If Bugs Could Talk” Walking Tour
(Montgomery, AL) On Saturday, November 2 from 10:00am – 11:00 am, Old Cahawba, a historic property of the Alabama Historical Commission will host a new walking tour - "If Bugs Could Talk.”
Cahawba's most famous artesian well - the Perine Well - was "a curiosity" and "worth a long ride to have a view of it" according to the Dallas Gazette. Find out what made this well so special and join us for this hands-on activity as we roll up our sleeves and immerse our hands into the warm waters of this world famous artesian well. Not only will we delve into the importance of artesian wells at Cahawba, but we will also conduct an investigation into the macroinvertebrates that live in the Perine Well and discover what they can tell us about water quality.
"This will be a fun and informative hands-on activity for science lovers and history buffs alike,” said Carmen Yelle, staff member at Old Cahawba Archaeological Park. “You will discover how macroinvertebrates can be indicators of water quality while learning about the history of artesian wells at Cahawba."
The first permanent state capitol of Alabama, Cahawba was known as "the city of artesian wells." In the early history of Alabama, water was readily available throughout most of the state, either from natural springs or a cistern well, with the exception of the Blackbelt. However, by 1830, the settlers realized that water could be obtained from deep-bored artesian wells. By the 1850's, Cahawba had more than 20 artesian wells, which allowed the area to develop into the wealthiest part of the state.
Participants will meet at the visitor’s center, rain or shine. Tickets are $8 each and available at the Old Cahawba Visitors Center.
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. Old Cahawba is a historic property of the Alabama Historical Commission. To learn more about Old Cahawba, or the Alabama Historical Commission, please visit www.ahc.alabama.gov.
About Old Cahawba
Old Cahawba lies at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers, and from 1819 to 1826 it served as Alabama’s first capital. Today, the Alabama Historical Commission owns and operates this significant archaeological site.
About the Alabama Historical Commission
Located in historic downtown Montgomery at 468 S. Perry Street, the Alabama Historical Commission is the state historic preservation agency for Alabama. The agency was created by an act of the state legislature in 1966 with a mission to protect, preserve and interpret Alabama’s historic places. AHC works to accomplish its mission through two fields of endeavor: Preservation and promotion of state-owned historic sites as public attractions; and, statewide programs to assist people, groups, towns, and cities with local preservation activities. For a complete list of programs and properties owned and operated by the AHC, hours of operation, and admission fees please visit ahc.alabama.gov
SAVE THE DATE
Community Fall Festival
at the YMCA
More information to follow...
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Veterans Recognition Breakfast
8:00 am-9:30 am
at ArtsRevive Carneal Building
Guest Speaker Jim Corrigan, Executive Director Craig Field Airport & Industrial Authority
For more information contact: Thomasene Johnson 334-419-3544
RSVP: Sheryl Smedley 334-875-7241 www.mj93.org
My Alabama :John Dersham Photographs a State” New South Books
Photography Workshop following the program.
All are welcome! No charge!
Lunch cost is $8.00 unless otherwise noted. Payment must be included with reservation.
Program begins at 12:30 Book sales before and after.
Selma to Montgomery NHT 4 Broad Street Expansion Public Meeting
Selma, AL – The Selma to Montgomery NHT site is coordinating with the City of Selma to rehabilitate historic buildings located at 4 Broad Street and 2 Broad Street and expand the interpretive facilities of the trail. The rehabilitation proposes structural improvements at 4 Broad Street to provide universal accessibility, a theater for 100 people, exterior rehabilitation to the floors and roof, fire suppression, and enhancement to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing system to support the improvements.
Both buildings are owned by the City of Selma and rehabilitation work is being completed via a Cooperative Agreement under the authority of the National Trail System Act 16 U.S.C. ss. 1246(h)(1). Congress appropriated Line Item Construction funds for the expansion in fiscal year 2017 and recently (2019) NPS staff selected a preferred alternative for the expansion.
A public meeting will be held on November 7 at the Selma Interpretive Center from 1:00-3:00. Trail and city personnel will give presentations on the proposed expansion project from 1:00-2:00 with questions and comments immediately after. The meeting will be followed by an open house of the Selma Interpretive Center from 2:00-3:00. The National Park Service encourages the public to attend this meeting to learn more about the planned project and provide comments. Comments may also be submitted at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/semosicexhibitexpansion2019 through November 30.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Directions to meeting location:
From Montgomery, AL take U.S. Hwy. 80 W. approximately 51 miles to Selma, AL. The Selma Interpretive Center is located at 2 Broad St., Selma, AL.
From Birmingham, AL follow I-65 S. and take Exit 212 to Clanton, AL. From Clanton take Hwy. 145 to Hwy. 22 and follow Hwy 22 for approximately 45 minutes to Selma, AL. The Selma Interpretive Center is located at 2 Broad St., Selma, AL.
From Atlanta, GA take I-85 S. to Montgomery, AL. Merge onto I-65 S. and turn off at exit 167 to U.S. Hwy. 80 W. Continue for approximately 51 miles to Selma, AL. The Selma Interpretive Center is located at 2 Broad St., Selma, AL.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church Annual Lobsterfest
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Take out 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Eat In 6:00, 7:00. 8:00 pm
For more information 334-874-8421
Delta Waterfowl Banquet
November 15, 2019
6 :00 pm
Carl C. Morgan Convention Center
Contact Tripp Bowie 334-410-0575
Saturday, November 16, 2019
from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
at the Orrville Community Center
November 21, 2019
“Tell Me a Story My Life With Pat Conroy”
Cassandra King Conroy
Sturdivant Hall Annual Artisan’s Fair
Saturday, November 23, 2019
More information to follow…