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From the Red Cross: Since December, about 300 blood drives across 27 states were cancelled due to severe winter weather, resulting in more than 10,500 blood and platelet donations going uncollected. This is in addition to a steep drop in donations during the holiday season. The blood shortage could delay treatment to patients in critical situations. There is an upcoming opportunity to donate blood at Meadowview Christian School, 1512 Old Orrville Rd., on Tuesday, January 31, from 9:00 until 2:00. Click here and use Sponsor Code: mch to schedule to give the Gift of Life: http://redcrossblood.org/rcbmobile/drive/driveSearch.jsp?utm_source=realmagnet&utm_medium=email&utm_content=body_button&utm_campaign=BHQ%5FSEASONAL%5FYourType%5F01202017 Sponsor code: mch
Classes at the library. Adult Education Room. 11:00am
"Mineral Make Up"
Learn to make your own mineral makeup with Laura Spencer from Spencer Farms. Limit 20.
For more information, 334-874-1725 or www.selmalibrary.org
Cemetery Walking Tour of Old Cahawba
Saturday, February 4, 2017
10:00 am – 11:00 am
The decaying ruins of 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 capital.
Join us for a one-hour guided tour as we visit one of Cahawba's three cemeteries. This tour will explore the personal sagas of many of those who lived here before joining its community of perpetual residents. 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
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
Forcing branches and bulbs with Catherine Gilmer
Cooking demo with Ann Murray
For more info, call 874-9622
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
Lunch begins at noon | Program begins at 12:30 | Lunch $8 | Reservations (334)874-1725
Book sales and autographs before and after event.
Walk On: A Memoir My Reluctant Journey to Integration at Auburn University and A Slice of Life: Life Stories by Thom Gassom, Jr. Foreword by Pat Sullivan.
Deadline to register is Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.
For more information and to register, call (334)872-3456 or visit elkdale.org
Material, refreshments, and childcare provided
For more information, call 874-9622
For more information, contact Jo Taylor at 334-412-3852 or at
In Honor of Black History Month
Come and join the members of the Selma Art Guild for this special exhibition which
mixes visual arts with literary arts and
music. The exhibit will be on display through Jubilee week end.
The gallery will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm during the month of February
Sunday, February 12th
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
3:00 pm—Charlie Porter, Keyboardist
Will perform Jazz
Na Taki Alexander
Tin Man, Charlie Lucas
Gees Bend Quilter, Mary Margaret Pettway
Leanna Leithauser Lesley.
Black Belt Community Foundation announces 2017 Arts Grant Cycle
The BBCF seeks to support organizations like yours who engage citizens in the Black Belt region in the arts. The 2017 Arts Grant Cycle will support projects addressing the arts in these categories: arts education programming, arts exposure programming and arts professional development.
The BBCF will offer funding in two ways:
The BBCF will be hosting six grant seeking workshops for the organizations who are interested in applying for a 2017 Arts Grant. Attendance at one of the workshops is mandatory in order to be considered for a 2017 Arts Grant. The Grant seeking workshops will be held at the following locations:
· University of West Alabama, Livingston, Al. on Saturday, February 11th from 10 am to 12 pm
· BBCF office in Selma on Wednesday, February 15th from 10 am to 12 pm
· BBCF office in Selma on Thursday, February 16th from 6 pm to 8 pm
· Black Belt Treasures, Camden, Al on Friday, February 17th from 10 am to 12 pm
· Tuskegee Human & Civil Rights Multicultural Center, Tuskegee, Al. on
Saturday, February 18th from 2 pm to 4 pm
· BBCF office in Selma on Saturday, February 25th from 10 am to 12 pm
Please contact Jo Taylor at 334-874-1126 or jtaylor@blackbeltfound,org for more information about the workshops and to register for one of them.
The attached grant applications are for you to read, review and plan your grant. Grant applications that are fillable PDF will be available after a representative from your organization has attended one of the grant seeking workshops.
Please remember the following as you begin developing your grant application:
· Larger grants with funding up to $10,000 will cover arts education programming only. This grant category is for organizations who have received funding from BBCF and that have a proven track record of quality arts education programming.
· Attendance at one of the Grant Seeking Workshops is mandatory in order to be considered for a 2017 Arts Grant.
These grants are made possible by the generous support of The Alabama State Council on the Arts
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns and I look forward to meeting all of you at one of the Grant Seeking Workshops.
Program Manager for the Arts
Black Belt Community Foundation
Women’s Heart Health Luncheon
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
with Jody Allyn, CRNP
RSVP by February 13, 2017 to
Enchanted garden. All are welcome. $10