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Wednesday, Feb. 27
Table Talk -- This month, Memoirs is the theme of the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library's Table Talk: A Casual Visit with Books. Dr. Erin Kempker of Mississippi University for Women, along with students from her African-American history class, share important local stories they have gathered and documented. They also explain the process of recording oral histories. All are welcome to the second floor meeting room of the library at 314 Seventh St. N; there is no charge. Bring lunch at 11:30 a.m. to socialize. Tea is always served. Talks are noon-1 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 28
Alumni Association -- The Lowndes County Chapter of the Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association will hold a luncheon gathering at 11:30 a.m. at the Lion Hills Golf Club in Columbus. Lunch cost is $12. RSVP to Reba Porter at email@example.com or 662-356-4161.
Saturday, Feb. 28-March 2
Musical review -- Mississippi University for Women's Department of Theatre presents an evening of song and dance from Broadway's popular hit shows, in Cromwell Theatre on the MUW campus at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Sorry, no children under 5 years old. Latecomers will not be seated. For more information, email William "Peppy" Biddy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, March 1
Meet the artist -- The public is invited to meet noted photographer Bruce West of Missouri at a free reception from 5:30-7 p.m. closing the "Take Time to Appreciate: Photographs by Bruce West" exhibit at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. For more information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787.
Shakespeare: The Language of Love -- Presentations by Dr. Jo Shumake and Dr. Mark Goodman explore the bard, accompanied by recitations from student participants in a "Shakespeare: From Page to Stage" workshop. This Columbus Arts Council event begins at 7 p.m. in the Rosenzweig Arts Center Omnova Theater, 501 Main St. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Student tickets (18 and under) are $5. For more information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787.
Piano concert -- Mississippi University for Women presents pianist Anna Yow Briscoe in concert at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall's Kossen Auditorium on campus. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the MUW Department of Music, 662-241-6399.
Saturday, March 2
Best of Beethoven -- The Starkville/MSU Symphony Orchestra presents "The Best of Beethoven III" at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Starkville. The free event is open to the public. For information about the orchestra, visit starkvillemsusymphony.org.
Thursday, March 7
IB art exhibit -- A free public reception from 5:30-7 p.m. opens an exhibit of artwork by Columbus High School International Baccalaureate art students in the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center at 501 Main St. For more information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787.
Movie premiere -- The West Point Arts Council and Shendopen Productions present the premiere of "Kane," the latest independent film by Michael Williams of West Point, at 7 p.m. at The Ritz. Admission is $7. Meet the cast and crew at the event. Cash bar provided by The Ritz. The 25-minute super-hero drama was shot primarily in West Point. Short films by West Point youth will also be screened. For more information, go to facebook.com/kanethefilm.
Friday and Saturday,
MBN Invitational -- Roast 'n Boast hosts a Memphis Barbecue Network Invitational competition at the Columbus Fairgrounds on Highway 69 South. Admission is $10. Grand Champion of this event will receive an invitation to compete in the 2013 World Food Championship in Las Vegas in November. For more information, contact Mike Law, 662-549-5054.
Tuesday, March 19
"Oh, Mr. Faulkner" -- The Columbus Arts Council presents John Maxwell as literary legend William Faulkner. In "Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?" Maxwell entertains with a provocative portrait of the Nobel Prize winning author. The free show is at 7 p.m. in the Rosenzweig Arts Center Omnova Theater, 501 Main St. Seating is limited; advance reservations are strongly recommended. Contact the CAC, 662-328-2787. Bring a new or gently-used children's book to be donated to local nonprofits.
Thursday, March 21
Noon Tunes -- Main Street Columbus kicks off Noon Tunes with live music by Paul Brady from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Trotter Courtyard in downtown Columbus. Lunch by Zachary's will be available for purchase. The series of mid-day music at noon on Thursdays continues through April 18. For more information, contact MSC, 662-328-6305.
Friday and Saturday,
Everything Garden Expo -- This gardening exposition presented by the Starkville Area Arts Council returns to the Mississippi Horse Park in Starkville for the fifth year. Enjoy a variety of vendors and speakers from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. each day. Admission is $5; children under 6 attend free. For more information, contact the SAAC, 662-324-3080.
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