September 15, 2012 10:14:40 PM
S.D. Lee and Grant -- The Columbus-Lowndes Historical Society presents Dr. John Marszalek, speaking on the relationship between Stephen D. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, and the U.S. Grant Presidential Library at Mississippi State, at 3 p.m. at the S.D. Lee Home, 316 Seventh St. N. Dr. Marszalek is director and managing editor of the Ulysses S. Grant Association. The public is invited to the free program.
Monday, Sept. 17
Artist's talk -- Mississippi University for Women Department of Art adjunct faculty member Andy Snyder presents an artist's talk on his photography in Stringer Auditorium in the MUW Art & Design Building at 12:10 p.m. For more information, contact the department at 662-329-7341.
Humanities Series -- Historian Walter Stahr opens the Mississippi State Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series with his talk, "William Seward, the South and the Constitution," at 4 p.m. in the McCool Hall atrium. A reception and book signing follow. The program is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, Sept. 18
Book launch -- Already named by Publishers Weekly as one of the fall's best books, Michael Kardos' "The Three-Day Affair" will be publicly released in Mississippi State's McCool Hall on campus in an event at 7:30 p.m. After a reading, the 2012 winner of the Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters Award for fiction will lead a Q&A, followed by a book signing. Learn more about Kardos at michaelkardos.com.
Tuesday through Saturday, Sept. 18-22
"The Octette Bridge Club" -- Starkville Community Theatre presents this play by P.J. Barry at 7:30 p.m. nightly at the Playhouse on Main, 208 E. Main St., in Starkville. Pattye Archer directs. Tickets are $15; $10 for students. For tickets or information, contact the SCT at 662-323-6855.
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Table Talk -- The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library present Dr. Charles Reagan Wilson, general editor of the "New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture," as he examines Southern contributions to literature, art and music. Bring lunch at 11:30 a.m.; iced tea is provided. Or join friends from noon-1 p.m. for the program at the library at 314 Seventh St. N. For more information, contact the library at 662-329-5300 or email email@example.com.
Friday, Sept. 21
Songs of Mississippi -- The Columbus Arts Council opens its season of "Celebrate Mississippi" with Songs of Mississippi, featuring mezzo-soprano Sarah Mabary and pianist Victoria Johnson in the Rosenzweig Arts Center Omnova Theater, 501 Main St. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door. For tickets or information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787.
Salsa in the Streets -- For Hispanic Heritage Month, the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center at Mississippi State presents dancing in front of Colvard Student Union on MSU's campus. Free lessons by the Ballroom Dance Club begin at 7 p.m.; open dance starts at 8 p.m. For more information, contact the Holmes Center, 662-325-2033.
Tuesday, Sept. 25
Jimmie Rodgers tribute -- The Columbus Arts Council presents troubadour Britt Gully in a musical homage to the legendary Jimmie Rodgers in the Rosenzweig Arts Center Omnova Theater at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door. For tickets or information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787.
Artist's talk -- Mississippi University for Women graphic design faculty member Li Zeng gives an artist's talk on her work at 12:10 p.m. in the Eugenia Summer Gallery on campus. For more information, contact the MUW art department, 662-329-7341.
Pops on the Plaza -- The Starkville/MSU Symphony Orchestra presents the free Pops on the Plaza at the Cadence Bank Plaza in downtown Starkville at 6:30 p.m. For more information, go to starkvillemsusymphony.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Sept. 26
Table Talk -- The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library present Mississippi University for Women Professor of English Dr. Kendall Dunkelburg, with a preview of speakers for the upcoming 24th annual Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium (Oct. 18-20). Bring lunch at 11:30 a.m.; iced tea is provided. Or join friends from noon-1 p.m. for the program at the library, 314 Seventh St. N. For more information, contact the library at 662-329-5300 or email email@example.com.
Friday, Sept. 28
Horse Park concert -- Pretty Lights, Lotus, Wick-it the Instigator and SuperVision are in concert at the Mississippi Horse Park, 716 Poorhouse Road, Starkville. Tickets to the 7 p.m. event are $25. For more information, go to MSUconcerts.com.
Saturday, Sept. 29
Brooksville Day -- The Brooksville Day Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. includes games, food, family fun and entertainment by acts including the Caldwell Singers, Kingdom Flowz, Crossroad Band, Vick Allen and others in downtown Brooksville. For booth space or more information, call 662-738-5531.
Oct. 1, 10, 16, 23
"Discover Your Roots" -- Explore aspects of genealogy in this free four-part series at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library. Beginning and professional genealogists alike are invited to presentations at 2 p.m. on topics including library resources, publishing family histories and tracing African-American roots. For information, contact Mona K. Vance, 662-329-5304.
Tuesday, Oct. 2
Artist's talk -- As part of the Mississippi University for Women Faculty Exhibition, ceramics professor Ian Childers presents a gallery talk at 12:10 p.m. in the Eugenia Summer Gallery in the Art & Design Building on campus. Free to the public. For more information, contact the art department, 662-329-7341.
Thursday, Oct. 4
Gallery reception -- Come as you are to a free reception from 5:30-7 p.m. opening a show by visual and floral artist Ralph Null and visual artist Debbie Jenkins at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Stay for the concert by award-winning Caroline Herring.
Caroline Herring in concert -- The Columbus Arts Council presents this acclaimed singer/songwriter at 7 p.m. in the Rosenzweig Arts Center Omnova Theater, 501 Main St. The Canton native and Thacker Mountain Radio co-founder is part of the arts council's season of "Celebrate Mississippi." Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door. For tickets or information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787.
Friday through Sunday,
Fall Tour of Homes -- Columbus' Fall Tour of Homes features nine antebellum and Victorian architectural gems. Day and candlelight tours are available. Tickets are $18 ($15 seniors and military; $10 students K-12), available at the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, 117 Third St. S. For more information, call 800-920-3533, or visit columbus-ms.org.
Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival -- This celebration of the unique entrepreneurial spirit of one of Columbus' once-highly profiled business and entertainment districts includes live entertainment, family activities and food. Free to the public. For more information, contact Kabir Karriem, 662-549-4314.
Saturday, Oct. 6
"Organic Evolution" -- Visual and floral artist Ralph Null presents a free gallery talk from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. For more information, call 662-328-2787.
Thursday, Oct. 11
Capitol Steps -- Mississippi State's Lyceum Series presents Capitol Steps at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium on the MSU campus. The nationally-acclaimed group is popular for its musical and political satire of both parties. Tickets are $18 ($15 for seniors 65+ and MSU faculty and staff. Tickets for children 3-11 are $11. For more information, contact the Center for Student Activities, 662-325-2930 or visit lyceum.msstate.edu.
Historic home tours -- Daily tour schedules of some of Columbus' most historic homes are available from the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center at 300 Main St., or by calling 662-328-0222. Tour fees may apply. Homes open for tours year-round include: Amzi Love Home (c. 1848), Lee Home/Museum (c. 1847), Rosedale (c. 1856), Rosewood Manor (c. 1835), Temple Heights (c. 1837), Tennessee Williams Home (c. 1875), Waverley Mansion (c. 1852) and Whitehall (c. 1843).
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