See what's happening in Selma and Dallas County.
Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Arts Revive and Scott Communications have teamed up to bring you a night to remember. Kathryn Tucker Windham will be telling her stories again. We will be doing a FREE drive in movie type event at the corner of Church St. and Alabama Ave.
The Coffee Shoppe BBQ Cookout, Saturday, October 3rd from 10:00 am-until-Free delivery of 5+ orders 334-878-2739-Masks required-Social distancing guidelines enforced
Central Alabama Fall Festival (Central Alabama Fair)
***Our 2020 Fair will open on Tuesday Night instead of Monday
Tuesday, October 6-Saturday, October 10, 2020
Lion's Fair Park
The Selma Lions Club and the Central Alabama Fair Association hope you will join us for the Central Alabama Fall Festival. We would like to share the following information:
1.Due to COVID-19 there can be no usual 2020 fair.
2. Archway Amusements and SunShine Amusements WILL be coming from October 6-10, 2020 and will set up on the midway at the Lions Fair Park, 2401 West Dallas Ave., Selma.
3. This event will be called the Central Alabama Fall Festival.
4. There will be no exhibits, no beauty pageants, no Sing-Off, no Petting zoo, and no Arts and Crafts.
5. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday and will open at 1:00 pm on Saturday, Oct. 10th.
6. Gate tickets are $5.00 EVERY day. Children under 36” tall get in free! (There will be NO canned goods collected for admission.)
7. There will be a few local booths and foods. The usual "fair foods" will also be on the midway.
8. The Carnival/Amusement company will be cleaning and sanitizing the rides at intervals as specified in the CDC Guidelines.
9. Hand sanitizers will be located throughout the midway and the Fair Park.
10.. Masks are REQUIRED and must be worn according to the current Alabama mandatory mask mandate.
11. Temperatures will be checked at the gate and you will be asked the following questions:
- Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
- Are you experiencing a new cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?
- Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?
- Have you had new loss of taste or smell?
- Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?
The Selma Lions Club appreciates your patronage and your cooperation during these unusual times.
Boy Scouts of Selma-Dallas County 4th Annual Shrimp Boil, Saturday, October 10th from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm at Play Selma on Water Avenue. Tickets are $30 for single and $50 for couple. Ticket includes Ticket includes all the boiled shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes, and coleslaw you can eat plus two drink passes (beer or wine) per ticket. There will be live entertainment and door prizes. Sponsorships are available for $300, which includes 4 tickets, 12 drink passes and sponsors name on t-shirts and banner. For tickets or more information, call Leith Wilson at 334-419-5067 or email .
A general hemp webinar will be held October 15 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. This webinar is designed for a broad audience and will cover what the crop is, some of the common misconceptions, and what the industry looks like in the state. Registration is free but required. Register at https://auburn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuf-ytpz8rEtGpIOEA02BInxu4hRGHdCZZ
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
for the purpose of transacting such business or taking such action as may come before the
Board of Directors of the Authority. Due to Covid Pandemic restrictions, the meeting will
be held by conference call. To access meeting, call 1 (605) 313-4802, Access Code
SCHEDULE FOR 2020:
August 20, 2020
September 17, 2020
October 15, 2020
November 19, 2020
December 17, 2020
These meetings are open to the public. For further information please contact:
Juanda Maxwell, Chair,
Posted Selma City Hall August 18, 2020.
Selma Dallas County Chamber of Commerce for their website August 18, 2020.
The Diabetes Empowerment Program is free, six weeks of diabetes self-management strategies for anyone with diabetes, prediabetes, family members and caregivers. Online classes will be on Thursday evenings, beginning October 15th at 6:00 p.m. To register online go to www.aces.edu/event/diabetes-education-empowerment-program scroll down and select the register online button. Contact Christina Levert at
Alabama Tale Tellin’ Festival
Thursday, October 15, 2020
42nd Annual Kathryn Tucker Windham Tale Tellin' Festival at 6:30 on October 15 at the ArtsRevive Carneal Building in Selma. Charlie Lucas will be there to tell of his friendship with Kathryn and Josh Goforth will be the headliner! limited tickets available on Eventbrite. It will be "dinner-and-a-movie" atmosphere respecting social distancing.
Old Cahawba Hosts Walking Tour of Historic Cemeteries
(Montgomery, AL) On Saturday, October 17, 10:00am – 11:00 am, Old Cahawba, a historic property of the Alabama Historical Commission will host a “Cemetery Walking Tour” of Old Cahawba.
Old Cahawba’s historic cemeteries provide an opportunity for a deeper understanding of the richly layered history surrounding the events that occurred at the site of Alabama’s first permanent state capital. This one-hour guided tour will visit one of Cahawba’s historic cemeteries and explore the personal sagas of many of those who lived there before joining its community of perpetual residents. Many graves date to pre-Civil War era Cahawba.
The cemeteries at Old Cahawba have undergone a multi-year preservation effort in partnership with The University of Alabama Office of Archaeological Research. Work has included repair and reassembly of damaged tombstones and cleaning markers.
Tickets are $8 each and available at the Old Cahawba Visitors’ Center. Guests should meet at the visitors’ center, rain or shine, on the day of the event.
To accommodate social distancing, the tour is allotted for a maximum of 15 participants. Interested parties are encouraged to pre-purchase their tickets in advance of the event. Tickets may be purchased by calling 334-872-8058. Old Cahawba accepts all major credit cards.
Per Governor Ivey’s Safer at Home guidelines, Old Cahawba will require all persons not from the same household to maintain six (6) feet of distance between individuals.
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
2020 Women Shaping Our Community Celebration
2nd Annual Event
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
This will be a virtual event.
Hosted by the Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information
More information to follow.....
Join us for Blackbelt Benefit Group’s 9th Annual Alabama River Chili Cookoff on October 22, 5:00p-7:00p at 1122 Water Avenue. This year's event features to-go family meals prepared using Henry Brick’s top-secret recipe. Meals will be priced at $25.00 with all ticket sale proceeds benefitting The Boy Scouts of America, Crane District.
Tickets go on sale on October 1st with a limited quantity of 100 available. Please keep an eye on BBG’s FB page or IG for updates . We cannot wait to see you there!
Photographic Nights of Selma Photography Festival
Saturday, October 24th from 10:00 am- 9:00 pm
Sunday, October 25th from 10:00 am-11:00 am
Photographic Nights of Selma, an international photography festival, begins Saturday October 24th, in downtown Selma, Alabama, featuring presentations and exhibits beginning at 10 am CST, and concluding with a grand finale digital screening at 7 pm. Sunday morning at 10 am you can join us live or virtually for the Q&A with international photographer. You can get intimate with photography at a safe distance or join us virtually!
This inaugural festival features Jerry Siegel, Selma native and the guest of honor, along with other incredible photographic talent from around the globe that you can preview here. Make plans now to join us! You can meet photographers, explore exhibits, enjoy presentations by artists, tour Selma and more! Check out the schedule here. The festival concludes with an evening presentation of work by all of the festival photographers on a giant screen in the courtyard of Arts Revive and live on Facebook. After you enjoy the screening, you get to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award.
Photographic Nights of Selma has been designed to allow you to be distanced from other mask wearing photography fans with multiple locations to explore and lots of space. For lunch you can purchase an individually packaged meal from a food truck. On the evening of Saturday, the 24th, bring your lawn chair and picnic to watch the moon rise over the river and enjoy the first edition screening. The international photographers will be virtually joining us on the morning of Sunday the 25th to allow you to ask them questions about their art before the jury announces the festival prize winners.
We will be live on Facebook for all of the festival events, so follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and learn more at Photographic Nights of Selma. Make sure and tell your friends about this inaugural event that is bringing people together to share in the art of photography, and to bridge new understandings about each other, and our world, in a place known for crossing boundaries to march forward to a bright future.
Photographic Nights of Selma is made possible thanks to the support of Arts Revive and the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Extra special thanks to social justice leaders Joanne Bland of Selma, and Stephane Kossman of France, the visionaries who founded this festival.
History Walking Tour
Saturday, October 24, 2020
5:00 pm-7:00 pm
There will be a dozen of Selma's former inhabitants who have made lasting contributions to our city and state.
Tickets are $10 per person.
For more information contact Candi Duncan at 334-412-8550
Crosspoint Christian Church Trunk N Treat
Sunday, October 25, 2020
We are offering beekeepers the chance to attend virtual meetings from the comfort of one’s own home using a computer or mobile device. Each event will bring participants up to date on timely beekeeping topics. Time for Q & A included. ALL ARE WELCOME AND IT’S FREE! Make plans to join us from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (central time) the last Tuesday of the month. Watch via Zoom Webinar https://auburn.zoom.us/j/904522838 or Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/LawrenceCountyextension/
Our office will partner with Alabama Possible – a statewide nonprofit organization that breaks down barriers to prosperity will host a virtual forum that will promote social connectedness and encourage a shared understanding of prosperity. The discussion is called, “Break It Down: A Statewide Virtual Discussion on Barriers to Prosperity.” This will be one of six discussions taking place across the state throughout the month of October. During the experience, Alabama Possible will encourage members of the community to discuss the information included in the Barriers to Prosperity Data Sheet https://alabamapossible.org/programs/datasheet/ , examine the many ways poverty effects communities, and uncover opportunities for local action.
For more information call Callie Nelson at 334-875-3200. This forum will be held via Zoom; register at : https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsfuiprj8jG9XI-jPAD-yv50PJoYnkWTaE
Elkdale Baptist Church Candy Walk
Saturday, October 31, 2020