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Community Calendar for the week of September 23, 2012

 

Dispatch Staff Report

 

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, call 662-328-2787. Gully's show is part of the arts council's "Celebrate Mississippi" season, a roster of events highlighting Mississippi's wealth of talent in the visual and performing arts. To see more events scheduled through December, go to columbus-arts.com. Follow the CAC on Facebook. 

 

Artist's talk -- As part of the Mississippi University for Women Faculty Exhibition, graphic design faculty member Li Zeng gives an artist's talk on her displayed work at 12:10 p.m. in the Eugenia Summer Gallery on campus. For more information, contact the 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 robertlphil@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

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 book.talk@hotmail.com. 

 

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 27 

 

"African Wisdom" -- Mississippi State's Department of Art hosts a gallery reception and book signing with Betty Press, in conjunction with her exhibit "African Wisdom in Image and Proverb" on display through Oct. 13. The event is 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Colvard Student Union Art Gallery on campus. For more information, call 662-325-2970. 

 

 

 

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. 

 

Gordy Forum -- Mississippi University for Women's Gordy Honors College Forum presents Sen. Sally Burchfield Doty (R-Miss.) speaking on "Campaigns and Common Sense: How to Keep Your Sanity in the Crazy World of Politics" at 6 p.m. in MUW's Nissan Auditorium. Free to the public. For information, contact Dr. Tom Velek, 662-241-6850 or tvelek@as.muw.edu. 

 

 

 

Friday through Sunday,  

 

Oct. 5-7 

 

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 gallery talk from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Free to the public. For more information, call 662-328-2787. 

 

 

 

Thursday, Oct. 11 

 

Capitol Steps -- Mississippi State's Lyceum Series hosts Capitol Steps at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium on the MSU campus. The nationally-acclaimed group is famous for its musical and political satire of both parties. Tickets are $18 ($15 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. 

 

Thursday, Oct. 18 

 

"Easy Gardens" -- Garden writer Harvey Cotten presents a free program, "Easy Gardens for the South," at 1 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church Artz Fellowship Hall at 602 College St. Cotten is vice president of the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. The event is presented by various Columbus garden clubs and the Lowndes County Master Gardeners. Guests welcome. For more information, contact Alice Lancaster, 662-327-4026. 

 

 

 

Ongoing 

 

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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