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Community Calendar for the week of April 14, 2013


Dispatch Staff Report



Monday, April 15 


Oktibbeha Heritage Museum open house -- The Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum and Friends of the Museum invite the public to a spring open house and dedication ceremony of the newly completed Green Building Technology Demonstration Pavilion at 5 p.m. at 206 Fellowship St., Starkville. For more information, call 662-323-0211. 




Tuesday through Saturday, April 16-20 


"Par for the Corpse" -- Murky motives and plot twists are packed into Starkville Community Theatre's production of "Par for the Corpse," a comedic thriller directed by Thomas La Foe. Tickets to 7:30 p.m. performances at the Playhouse on Main, 108 E. Main St., Starkville, are $15 for adults, $10 for students. Seating is limited; reserve tickets by calling the SCT box office, 662-323-6855.  




Wednesday April 17 


Table Talk -- Have you ever dreamed of writing a children's book? Sarah Frances Hardy, author and illustrator of 'Puzzled by Pink," 


demystifies the process of developing a story into a published book. Bring lunch at 11:30 a.m. to socialize; iced tea is always served at this Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library event at the library, 314 Seventh St. N. The free program is from noon to 1 p.m. All are welcome. 


Thursday, April 18 


Superheroes --  


The Mississippi University for Women Gordy Honors College Forum presents longtime Marvel Comics editor Bill Rosemann speaking on "Superheroes On and Off the Page." Rosemann's credits include editing Marvel's iconic characters, from Captain American to Iron Man. The free 6 p.m. program in Cochran Hall marks the inaugural Nell Wolfe Peel Lecture Series. For information or to reserve group seating, contact Dr. Thomas Velek at [email protected] or 662-241-6850. 




Thursday through  




April 18-20 


"All Shook Up" -- Theatre MSU presents this American jukebox musical set to Elvis' great hits at 7:30 p.m. at McComas Hall on the Mississippi State campus. Tickets are $10. Purchase them online at For more information, call 662-325-3320. 




April 18-21 


MUW Homecoming -- Mississippi University for Women welcomes alumni and guests to Columbus for a weekend of events including a free concert by HanaLena (formerly Nash Street) April 19 at 8 p.m. in Rent Auditorium. The performance is made possible through the Leslie F. Threadgill Lecture and Artist Series. Get tickets to reserve a seat at Welty Hall, Room 200, on the MUW campus. For more information, visit or call 662-329-7148. 




Saturday, April 20 


Giant Possum Town Yard Sale -- Main Street Columbus presents the Giant Possum Town Yard Sale from 7 a.m.-noon at the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market, at Second Street and Second Avenue North. This community-wide event has something for everyone. For more information contact MSC, 662-328-6305. 


Cotton District Arts Festival -- Starkville's annual arts and crafts festival showcases artisans, music and great food. Don't miss the 125 vendors, a Taste of Starkville, 5K and 1 mile runs, pet parade, numerous special interest villages and Super Bulldog Weekend Fan Fair. For information, visit or contact the Starkville Area Arts Council, 662-324-3080.  


Girlchoir Tour of Kitchens -- This fundraiser for the nonprofit Girlchoir showcases three kitchens in Columbus' Bent Tree community. Floral arrangements and tastings will be featured in the homes of Patti Griffin, John and Linda Scarbrough, and Roger and Donna Burlingame from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, Tennessee Williams Welcome Center, Pizazz and Party and Paper in Columbus, or from any Girlchoir member. For information, call 662-251-9272. 


Old Main Music Festival -- The Kentucky-based rock band Cage the Elephant headlines this free concert that begins at 6:30 p.m. at Mississippi State's Amphitheatre. Other acts include blues/modern folk band Rosco Bandana, country artist Ty Brown and hip hop performer Pell. For more information, visit 




Monday, April 22 


Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet -- Mississippi State's Lyceum Series brings this acclaimed quintet to Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium on campus at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18; seniors 65+ and MSU faculty/staff, $15. Children 3-12, $11. MSU students attend free. For more information, visit or call 662-325-2930. 




Wednesday, April 24 


Table Talk - Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Youth Services Coordinator Lindsey Miller will share news and recommendations after attending the Kaigler Children's Book Festival at the University of Southern Mississippi at Table Talk: A Casual Visit with Books from noon-1 p.m. at the library located at 314 Seventh St. N. Bring lunch at 11:30 a.m. to socialize; iced tea will be served. All are welcome. 




Friday, April 26 


Lowndes Relay for Life -- This all-night fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. at the Columbus High School Soccer Field. To find out how you can participate, contact Mott Ellis, 662-574-1104. 




Friday through Sunday,  


April 26-28 


"Legally Blonde: the Musical" -- Heritage Academy presents this musical April 26 at 7 p.m., April 27 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and April 28 at 2 p.m. in the HA Student Activity Building, 625 Magnolia Lane, Columbus. Tickets at the door are $10 adults; $8 students. For more information, contact the school, 662-327-5272. 




Saturday, April 27 


Columbus Girlchoir concert -- The Girlchoir presents a free concert at 7 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on the campus of Mississippi University for Women, with guests the Bel Canto Touring Choir of the Mississippi Girlchoir of Jackson. The public is invited.



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