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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
From 10 am-Noon
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You will receive books, make toys for your new baby and receive lots of other material.
Call today to reserve a spot in our class 334-874-7785
Tang Soo Do (related to Taekwondo)
Fee: $30/family (adults encouraged)
Ages: Grade 2+ accompanied by an adult
Free uniforms/free month of trial classes
Sr. Kathy, 4th degree Certified Black Belt Instructor
Seats fill fast. In order to secure your spot, call (334)875-8900
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
Dallas County EMA sounds the tornado sirens the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00AM.
63rd Annual Membership Meeting
Tickets $10/person, 3 & under free
There will be drawings for door prizes and the election of officers will be held
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.
Join the Chamber at Lexden's Formal Boutique as we celebrate the Grand Opening of one of Selma's newest retailers!
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
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
in the conference room of ArtsRevive in the Carneal Building, located at 3 Church Street,
Selma, AL, 36701, for the purpose of transacting such business or taking such action as may
Come before the Board of Directors of the Authority.
SCHEDULE FOR 2017:
February 16, 2017
March 16, 2017
April 20, 2017
May 18, 2017
June 15, 2017
July 20, 2017
August 17, 2017
September 21, 2017
October 19, 2017
November 16, 2017
December 14, 2017 (Second Thursday due to Christmas holidays)
These meetings are open to the public. For further information please contact:
Juanda Maxwell, Chair, NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
Juanda Maxwell, Chair,
Enchanted garden. All are welcome. $10
Hosted by Councilwoman Miah Jackson
The 11th Annual Black Belt African American Genealogical and Historical Society Conference will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Selma-Dallas County Public Library from 9 am to 5 pm. This year's theme is "Reconstruction to Jim Crow in the Black Belt." Keynote Speaker: Linda Kenney Miller, author of "Beacon on the Hill," the story of pioneering Tuskegee physician John A. Kenney. Registration: Friday, February 17, 3 to 5 pm and Saturday, February 18, 8 to 8:45 am. Information:www.bbaaghs.org and Debra Love, 205-540-2806 or B.J. Smothers, 404-273-6965. Box lunch served. This event is FREE and open to the public. All are welcome.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1255432167883193/
Pre-registration required. Call: 1-888-653-6450
Selma Interpretive Center Expansion Completion and Public Opening
Selma, AL - The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail expansion is complete and will be opening to the public on February 23, 2017. The renovation is the 2nd phase of the ongoing expansion of the Selma Interpretive Center in Selma, AL. The development completed the restoration of the 2nd and 3rd floors of the center that originally opened on May 6, 2011. The newly designed temporary exhibits will be featured on the completed floors until the permanent exhibits are finished. The center will resume showing the park film “Never Lose Sight of Freedom.”
“I am beyond thrilled that the citizens of my home town will soon have the opportunity to see the newly expanded Selma Interpretive Center. The completion of this phase of the building expansion symbolizes another step forward for the city of Selma. I am grateful to the City, the National Park Service, and the Alabama Department of Transportation for making this expansion possible,” said Alabama Congressional Representative Terri Sewell.
The Selma Interpretive Center will host an open house from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on
February 23, 2017. A small welcome reception and program will take place on the 3rd floor of the center to formally announce the opening at 2:00 p.m. and will feature Alabama Congressional Representative Terri Sewell, City of Selma Mayor Darrio Melton, Southeast Deputy Regional Director Sherri Fields and Superintendent Sandra Taylor.
This event is open to the public and free of charge.
If you have questions, please contact the Selma Interpretive Center at 334-872-0509. More information about the history of the parks can be found at www.nps.gov/tuin, www.nps.gov/tuai or www.nps.gov/semo.
Join the Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information and the Selma and Dallas County Economic Development Authority as we celebrate our partnership and the progress in our community.
Further details TBA.
Do youy want to build better banking relationships? At this seminar, participants will learn: the importance of operations and business planning, the importance of sound financial management and record keeping, and about support services for small businesses. Free Admission. PLEASE RSVP: