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Community Calendar for the week of December 9, 2012


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Christmas Tour of Homes -- The West Point Design Committee presents six homes at Old Waverly Golf Club on tour from 2-5 p.m., with refreshments at the Old Waverly Clubhouse from 4-6 p.m. Proceeds benefit beautification projects in downtown West Point. Tickets are available today for $35 at the Clubhouse.  


Musical and drama -- East End Baptist Church in Columbus presents "Come See the Lamb," a Christmas musical and drama today at 4 p.m. at the church located at 380 Highway 50 W. The community is also invited to see the church's live nativity Dec. 15-16, from 6- 8 p.m. For information, call 662-328-5915. 


"Home for Christmas" -- First Baptist Church in Columbus presents "Home for Christmas: A Story of Lost and Found" at 6 p.m. This musical drama features adult and youth choirs, as well as instrumental teams. Free to the public. To make group reservations, contact the church at 662-328-3915. 


"Merry Christmas, Columbus" -- Fairview Baptist Church's "A Night to Remember" at 6:30 p.m is a musical and drama featuring a 100-plus member choir and orchestra in the sanctuary located at 127 Airline Road in Columbus. For more information, contact the church office, 662-328-2924. 


Wednesday, Dec. 12 


Town and Tower -- The Town and Tower Club's annual Christmas luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. in Mississippi University for Women's Hogarth Dining Center. Campus and community service awards will be presented; Christmas music will be by Dr. Judie Granderson Holmes. Call or email Andrea Stevens at 662-329-7148 or [email protected] to make reservations before Dec. 12. 




Tuesday, Dec. 11 


Columbus Sings "Messiah" -- An area-wide choir and orchestra under the direction of Doug Browning present this treasured Christmas tradition at Annunciation Catholic Church, 823 College St., Columbus, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The program is free to the public, but tickets to ensure seating are available in Columbus at First United Methodist Church, Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau and Party & Paper. For those wishing to sing in the production, rehearsal is Monday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at Annunciation. For information, contact First United Methodist Church, 662-328-5252. 




Friday, Dec. 14  


Girlchoir concert -- The Columbus Girlchoir Christmas Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. The program is free to the public. For more information, contact director Dr. Cherry Dunn, [email protected]  




Saturday, Dec. 15 


Mistletales -- The Columbus Arts Council's Mistletales from 9 a.m.-noon at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., includes storytelling, crafts and entertainment for ages 6-12, while parents go shopping. For information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787. 


Homestead open house -- The new Mississippi Modern Homestead Center in Starkville hosts a Homemade Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to noon at 402 Lake Valley Road, and an open house from 3-5 p.m. The Homestead will offer workshops in traditional skills and folk crafts beginning in January. For more information, contact Alison Buehler at 662-694-0124 or [email protected] 




Sunday, Dec. 16 


Lessons and Carols -- The choir St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Columbus, 318 College St., presents Lessons and Carols at 6 p.m. The annual musical service is open to the public. For more information, contact the church office, 662-328-6673. 




Tuesday, Dec. 18 


String trio -- Take a noon-time break with Tuesday Tunes in the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center gallery. Live music will be by the Sumic String Trio of Lucy and Laura Sandifer on violin and Scott Sandifer on cello. Lunch by Zachary's will be available ($7). Lunch reservations by Dec. 17 are appreciated. For more information, contact the Columbus Arts Council, 662-328-2787.  




Monday, Dec. 31 


New Year's Eve ball drop -- Geno and the Mississippi Blues Boys entertain at Columbus' downtown block party and New Year's Eve ball drop at Leadership Plaza, at College Street and Fifth Street South. The party from 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. includes a $500 cash giveaway after the ball drop at midnight. Admission is $5. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305. 


New Year's Eve party -- This New Year's celebration from 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. features music by Freeway at Trotter Convention Center. Ticket price includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, free brew and set-ups, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight and breakfast. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For information, contact Glenn Baldwin at 662-386-1542 or Kenneth Montgomery at 662-327-2663. 






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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