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Tuesday, Jan. 8
Elvis lecture, dinner -- Mark the birthday of the King of Rock and Roll with an Elvis-inspired "Love Me Tender Meal" of burgers, fixings and dessert at 5:30 p.m.(get $10 advance dinner tickets by noon Jan. 8), followed by a free lecture at 6:30 p.m., "The Hillbilly Cat: Local Roots and National Impact of Elvis Presley's Music," by Carla Falkner of the Mississippi Humanities Council Speakers Bureau. The evening at the Rosenzweig Arts Center concludes with Elvis tunes by Shane Tubbs and birthday cake. For tickets or information, contact the Columbus Arts Council,
Saturday, Jan. 12
"All That Jazz" -- The Starkville/MSU Symphony Orchestra presents this free concert at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Starkville. For more information about the orchestra, visit starkvillemsusymphony.org.
Wednesday through Monday, Jan. 16-21
Dream 365 -- This multi-day event in Columbus honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. features a commemorative breakfast with keynote speaker Harry Johnson of the MLK National Memorial Project Foundation, an allstar comedy show, a day of service, an evening of jazz and spoken word, a youth night and more. For event details, go to dream365.info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Learnard Dickerson at 662-425-1234
Sunday, Jan. 27
HanaLena Homecoming -- The sister duo HanaLena -- Caroline and Hannah Melby of Nash Street -- return to their hometown of Starkville for a benefit concert at 5 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center. Proceeds go to the FUMC youth choir, The Messengers, and the Methodist Children's Home. Tickets are $7 in advance; $10 at the door, and go on sale Jan. 2 at the church office and downtown locations to be announced. For information, contact FUMC, 662-323-5572.
Thursday, Feb. 7
GSDP Banquet -- The Greater Starkville Development Partnership hosts its annual banquet at the Hunter Henry Center at 6:30 p.m. A reception for Committee of 100 members begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $40. Contact the GSDP, 662-323-3322, for tickets or information.
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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