See what's happening in Selma and Dallas County.
Special Sale Tuesday, September 29th -Thursday, October 1st at Miss Minnie Sue’s Cottage, 622 McLeod Street, Selma from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Combination of several people selling A to Z items. A Tea Room Luncheon will be available from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Contact Mary Caine by September 26th at 334-412-1587 to reserve a spot. Space is limited. Cash/Check with ID. All Sales are Final. No Returns, Guarantee, or Warranties. Be prepared to load and move on the day of purchase.
Cemetery Walking Tour at Old Cahawba set for Oct. 1
Contact: Jonathan Matthews, 334-872-8058
(Orrville, AL) Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, a historic site operated by the Alabama Historical Commission, will host a Cemetery Walking Tour on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
The mysterious antiquity of Alabama’s most famous ghost town is apparent in the richly layered histories of its cemeteries. On October 1, at 10 a.m. a guided tour of one of Old Cahawba’s cemeteries, established in 1851, will explore the heartbreak and heartache experienced by Cahawba’s perpetual residents.
This “belles and beaus” themed graveyard tour will introduce residents like Augustus Hatcher Jackson who dreamed of a long life with his young bride before a horrible tragedy cut their marriage short. Other graves like those in William Curtis’ family plot will be visited. Participants will learn about his son-in-law, Rev. James Cotten, a man who had not known true love until he met William’s daughter, Miss Lucy. Papa Curtis reacted badly to both her wedding to Cotten and her untimely death.
Tickets are $8 each and available at the Old Cahawba Visitor Center. The tour is allotted for a maximum of 20 participants. Interested parties are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance of the event. Tickets may be purchased by calling 334-872-8058. Old Cahawba accepts all major credit cards. On the day of the event, participants will meet at the Visitor Center, rain or shine.
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. 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
Join us tomorrow, Thursday, October 6th, 5:00 pm at Gallery 905.
Scenes of Selma, an artist reception featuring Jennifer Levins and Jo Taylor.
Jennifer is excited to showcase her new collection of original works of Selma.
Check out her bio below.
"A self-taught artist, I have been creating fine art since 2009 in such media as oil, oil pastels, colored pencil, and photography.
I am inspired by nature and history and my work often depicts the flowers, trees, and animals that surround me in my everyday life. Historic buildings and rustic barns are frequent subjects for my work as I try and capture the character and stories that these sites hold. In both my paintings and my photography, I try to capture the light in all its glory during sunrise and sunset as this is an inspiration to me.
Although self-taught, I continue to experiment with new techniques and learn more as I hone my craft. I have had the opportunity to attend workshops with other artists, including such notable artists as Perry Austin, Roger Dale Brown, Russell Everett, and Barbara Davis. I am originally from Selma, Alabama, and received my B.S. degree from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy in 1998. I live in Prattville, Alabama, and show my work at the Julianne Hansen Fine Art and Pottery in Prattville. I also show my work at the Museum Shop at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art in Montgomery, Alabama, and Gallery 905 in Selma, Alabama." - Jennifer Levins
Here is the link to the Facebook Event where you can view sneak peeks of the collection: Scenes of Selma
Join us for an artist reception featuring works by Mary Ann Casey. Reception held Thursday, October 13th, at Carneal Building, 5-7 pm. Family friendly event with activities for children as well. Mary Ann has curated over 30 pieces in this collection, it is sure to be a fantastic show.
Mary Ann Casey is a writer, painter, and sculptor from Auburn, Alabama. Born and raised in the deep South, Casey’s expressive, contemporary paintings are portrayed through a variety of media. Mary Ann relies on her faith and Southern roots for inspiration, and her belief in the importance of family and faith are themes that run throughout her work which has been displayed throughout the South, including the Wiregrass Art Museum in Dothan, AL, the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy, AL, and the African American Museum in Dallas, TX.
Casey hopes that the paintings in this collection “become a collaboration between me and my viewers…I surrender my spirit to a sense of energy, love, oneness, hope and peace.”
PUBLIC NOTICE FOR THE WHITE CANE DAY WALK!
V.I.P. VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE ORGANIZATION INC. OF SELMA, ALABAMA! TO HOLD A NATIONAL DAY FOR “THE WHITE CANE.” NATIONALLY KNOWN AS, “WHITE CANE DAY!” THUS WILL NOW BE KNOWN AS “THE WHITE CAN DAY WALK.” IN SELMA, ALABAMA!
PURPOSE OF THE EVENT: A DAY OF UNITY! TO BRING THE NON SIGHTED AND THE SIGHTED COMMUNITY LEADERS TOGETHER WITH THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED COMMUNITY! TO SHOW THAT WE ARE ALL ALIKE UNDER GOD’S EYES. THIS IS AN EDUCATIONAL EVENT! TO LEARN ABOUT THE LIFESTYLES, LIKES AND NEEDS OF THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED AND THE SIGHTED COMMUNITY.
WHEN: THE EVENT WILL BE HELD ON OCT 14TH, 2 PM AT THE FOOT OF THE EDMUND PETTUS BRIDGE. THERE WILL BE A PRAYER AND THEN FOLKS FROM EACH GROUP! WILL BE PAIRED TOGETHER WITH SOMEONE! THEY DO NOT KNOW. THEY WILL WALK IN UNITY TO THE ST. JAMES HOTEL! DOWN THE SIDEWALK ON THE WATER AVENUE SIDE OF THE STREET! WHERE THERE WILL BE A SPEAKER TALKING ABOUT THE PURPOSE OF THE WHITE CANE AND ITS HISTORY. THERE WILL ALSO BE LOCAL ELECTED LEADERS PRESENT AT THE ST. JAMES HOTEL, WHO WILL GREET THE GUESTS OF THE EVENT.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT CALL WILLIAM H. BOWMAN AT 334-354-4015. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT V.I.P. AND ITS MISSION. GO VISIT WWW.VISUALLYIMPAIREDPEOPLE.ORG OR VIP ORGANIZATION INC. ON FACEBOOK.
EVENT SPONSORS INCLUDE:
THE V.I.P. ORGANIZATION INC.
PRIMARY EYECARE CENTER. DR. KRISTINA LOVINGGOOD OD.
PREFERRED EYE CARE. DR. ASHLEY WILLIAMS OD.
CARTER DRUG CO.
THE ST. JAMES HOTEL OF SELMA, ALABAMA
ALABAMA NEWS NETWROK
WELCOME: WILLIAM H. BOWMAN PRESIDENT OF THE V.I.P. ORGANIZATION INC.
GREETINGS FROM SELMA MAYOR AND OPENING PRAYER BY MAYOR JAMES PERKINS JR.
PROBATE JUDGE JIMMY NUNN OR COMMISSIONER VIVIAN ROGERS
SONG BY CATRESA CREWS
WHAT IS THE WHITE CANE? CHARLIE GUNN
CLOSING PRAYER DR. REV. SMITH
Alabama’s most famous ghost town is rarely open to nighttime visitors, but on Saturday October 15th and 22th, a few lucky people will experience Old Cahawba after dark. Reserve one of a limited number of tickets, and you will be transported to Cahawba’s most haunted locations where authentic historical accounts of ghosts attached to each place will be shared. Then the Webb Paranormal Research group will step in with their ghost hunting equipment so you can participate in a mini investigation.
As a special treat, Selma’s own Tally Ho Street Kitchen will be here so you can purchase delicious food before or after the tour. Then relax at a bonfire while you talk about your ghostly experiences with other participants.
Seats for this 90-minute tour and investigation are limited and advance tickets are required. This is a deluxe wagon tour, but some walking is necessary. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Tour Times: 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30 & 9:00 p.m.
Fees: $20 per person
Starting August 26, 2022, tickets may be purchased at the Visitor Center (opened Thu-Mon, 10-5 pm) or by calling Old Cahawba at 334-872-8058. Please leave a message with your name and phone number and we will respond to your call as soon as possible.
Afro-American Choir of the University of Alabama Concert
at St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Sunday, October 16, 2022
More information to follow…
Selma City Schools Town Hall Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2022
5:30 pm-6:30 pm
at Selma High Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public
Topics of Discussion: The Superintendent's Plan and Vision, Dual Enrollment, and Bullying
For more information call 334-874-1600
SAVE THE DATE
Wild Game Cookoff
Thursday, October 20th, 2022
Water Avenue, Selma, AL
For more information contact Tim Wood 334-412-6717.
The Selma Art Guild (SAG) has a Patron Appreciation Small Works Show and Reception this Sunday, October 23rd from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the SAG Gallery located at 508 Selma Ave. Patrons will trick or treat for candy around the gallery while they look at the art which can be purchased to benefit both the artist and the Selma Art Guild. The Selma Art Guild is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and admission to this show and reception is free and open to the public.
honoring victims and survivors of domestic violence
Tuesday, October 25
SABRA Administrative Offices
726 Dallas Avenue
2022 44th Annual Alabama Tale Tellin' Festival
Thursday, October 27, 2022
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Arts Revive Carneal Building
3 Church Street
Tickets available at Eventbrite 2022 Tale Tellin Festival Tickets
For more information, contact Becky Youngblood at (334) 410-2302
Monday, October 31, 2022
Selma and Dallas County Public Library
Facepainting and Crafts
Children must have an adult with them
Orrville Community Center
440 Academy Street
Town of Orrville Trick or Treat
Orrville, AL 36767