See what's happening in Selma and Dallas County.
Dallas County EMA sounds the tornado sirens the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00AM.
The Selma Children's Choir and Orchestra (SCCOR) has hired their first Choir Director and they want you to meet her! The event will consist of a meet & greet at the Larry Striplin Performing Arts Center followed by a recital and musical demonstration in the Walton Theater. For more information, contact: 334-874-8421
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Alabama Power Service Organization
August 5, 2016
217 Church Street
10am- Until Supplies Last
**Child must be present**
(Supplies: Notebook paper, composition books, pencils, pens, crayons, and glue sticks)
*Feel free to make donations of any sort to this project*
**VOLUNTEERS NEEDED** (Notify if Interested)
Chiquita D. Sanders
Contact Officer Cowan at the Selma Police Department for more information 334-874-2123
Selma, AL, July 28, 2016: The National Voting Rights Museum and the Bridge Crossing Jubilee announce events to commemorate the 51st Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.
On August 6, 1965, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act 6 months after the historic Bloody Sunday and Selma to Montgomery March. The Act removed many barriers that allowed the election of hundreds of African American public offices. In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the heart of the act, the preclearance provisions. Since that time, voting barriers have been resurrected. However, the fight to secure voting rights continue. Therefore, the public is urged to attend a reception and special ceremony to honor the students from area schools who help give birth to the Voting Rights Act. The Ceremony of Appreciation will take place at the Bridge House Theater located at
9 U.S. Highway 80, Selma, Alabama on Saturday, August 6th, at 2:00 p.m. The Museum will be open to the public free of charge from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Citizens who participated in the movement are urged to contact Mae Richardson or Sam Walker at the National Voting Rights Museum at (334) 418-0800.
The Brothers of the Delta Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will hold a School Board Candidates' Forum for all individuals running for the Selma City School Board in the August 23rd Election. The public is invited.
Make sure to bring your business card to be entered to win door prizes!
Concordia College Alabama Opening Convocation and Worship Service for the 2016-2017 academic year
Date: Monday, August 15, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Concordia College Alabama -Jenkins Center Gymnasium
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
Join the Chamber and the University of West Alabama Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Supportive Services (DBE) as we discuss the –ins and –outs of being licensed, bonded, and insured; especially as it relates to securing government contracts. Lunch provided, limited seating; Call 334-875-7241 to RSVP
The Cahaba Board for Mental Health Executive Committee will meet Tuesday, August 16th , 2016 at 4:30 p.m in the conference room of the Cahaba Center Annex, 417 Medical Center Parkway, Selma, Alabama.
Call to order/Minutes
Executive Director’s Report
Author Shirley Aaron will be signing copies of her historical fiction novel, Troubling the Ashes.
The novel takes place in a small, rural Southern town in Macon County, Alabama, following the 1962 desegregation lawsuit, Lee v Macon County Board of Education, that was filed by Fred Gray.
The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail invites you to join us for our NPS Centennial and Lowndes Interpretive Center Anniversary, August 20th 2016 at 12:00 pm to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Lowndes Interpretive Center and 100 yr. birthday of the National Park Service.
This day will also be used to celebrate the contributions of 3 individuals of the Lowndes County communities, including John Hulett, the first elected African American Sheriff of Lowndes County, and later served as probate judge for 22 years. Willie Vaughner served 13 years as the second African American Sheriff in Lowndes County, and in 2004 was elected to serve as president of the Alabama’s Sheriff’s Association by his colleagues. Matthew Jackson was an African American who sold his land to be used as temporary housing for evicted Sharecropper and Tenant Farmer families in Lowndes County, and loaned his family home to SNCC in the 1960’s to be used as a Freedom House.
Visitors who participated or were affected by the Voting Rights Movement or The Modern Civil Rights Movement are encouraged to share their stories via oral history interviews at the programs conclusion.
The event will be held at the Lowndes Interpretive Center in White Hall, AL. There will be refreshments provided to celebrate the event, 1:00 – 4
Want to learn more about how to prepare effective grant proposals? It's all in the reading of the requests as well as in the writing! Join the Black Belt Community Foundation and learn the basics that apply to any application, no matter how small or how large. Bring an idea of a project you would like to develop OR an application for which you are considering applying. In the three hour session we will focus on the BBCF application and the Alabama State Council on the Arts applications, but the information applies to almost any request. This will be a practical, hands-on session, so come ready to work. Martha Lockett, Executive Director of ArsRevive, and BBCF board member will be the facilitator.
Have your voice heard. Be part of the process. Get to the polls and vote for your candidate for Mayor, City Council, and School Board.
Are you interested in helping our city celebrat Alabama's 200th birthday? Please come out and join us! We want you involved and we want to hear your voice. Let us celebrate our rich history together!
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for MhC AfterHours Computer Lab
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Light Refreshments will be served
There will be an “I Have a Dream “Celebration on August 28-29, 2016 at the Edmund Pettus Bridge and Songs of Selma Park. The rally begins at 2:30pm-5:00 pm. All groups and churches are invited to attend. For more information, call 334-877-7014
The Concordia College Alabama Honors Program will be hosting a series of events to show appreciation for Selma/Dallas County public servants.
The CCA Honors Program students have created this initiative to help build bridges and promote better relations between the community and those working in public service occupations (i.e. firefighters, sheriffs, judges, police offers, military officials, elected officials, etc.). Each Monday during the fall 2016 semester, the Honors Program will invite a public servant to speak and answer questions so that the community may have a better understanding and appreciation for the work that they do. The acronym T.A.G.S. stands for Teamwork, Appreciation, Growth, and Synergy, all of which CCA hopes to promote through this series.
To show further appreciation, the Honors Program will “TAG” a public servant’s break room/lounge at work with doughnuts, coffee, orange juice and fruit as a token of appreciation for service to the community. In addition, a Concordia College Alabama T.A.G.S. gift bag will be given to the public servant.
The events will be held every Monday in CCA’s Wright auditorium from 12:00-1:00 p.m. The entire Selma/Dallas County community is invited and encouraged to attend. The events are free and lunch will be served.
Abby Campbell, Director of Public Relations
334-874-5700 ext. 19818
For questions about this event, contact:
Dr. Chinwe Okeke, Honors Program Coordinator
334-874-5700 ext. 19718
Topic: “Developing a Winning Plan”
The support group is open to all who are living with diabetes, caregivers, family and friends.
For more information, contact the Dallas County Extension Office at 334-875-3200
Guest Speakers Kirk McNair and Mark Murphy. Guest tickets are $35.00 each and are payable at the registration table or earlier.