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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.
To Register: http://www.auburn.edu/outreach/gedi/entrepreneurship.htm
Ø October 31—Thursday—Monster March from 3:30 pm-5:00 pm starting at the Selma-Dallas County Public Library-For more information contact Devon Gray at 334-407-0473 or email
Ø October 31-Thursday—Fall Festival at Elkdale Baptist Church from 5:30pm-7:30pm- Admission FREE but you must sign in to receive a ticket! - For 12 years old and younger we will have Trunks with Treats and inflatables. Enjoy popcorn, water and a SAFE atmosphere of FUN on Halloween night. There will be a Prayer Station on campus. Get here early!
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
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Community Fall Festival
at the YMCA
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