April 27, 2013 1:42:26 PM
Thursday, May 2
National Day of Prayer -- A Christian Community Observance of the National Day of Prayer will be held outside the Lowndes County Courthouse in Columbus at noon to pray for America. For more information, call 662-327-6962.
Thursday, May 2 through Monday, May 6
Nina and Pinta -- Replicas of Christopher Columbus' ships will be docked at the Columbus Marina, 295 Marina Drive, from May 2 until their departure early Tuesday morning, May 7. Take self-guided tours from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. Cost is $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 for students 5-16; children 4 and under board free. Guided group tours for a minimum of 15 people ($5) are available. Call 787-672-2152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more at thenina.com.
Friday, May 3
Oktibbeha Relay for Life -- Oktibbeha County's Relay for Life 2013 begins at the Starkville Sportsplex, 405 Lynn Lane, at 6 p.m. Visit facebook.com/Oktibbeha-County-Relay-for-Life.
Friday and Saturday,
Market Street Festival -- Columbus' largest annual event features a ticketed concert ($10) with Mother's Finest and the Juke Joint Gypsies at 7:30 p.m. May 3 on Main Street, followed by a full day May 4 of arts and crafts, free live music, juried art competition, food court, children's activities and much more. Rockabilly Hall of Famer Linda Gail Lewis headlines Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on the Main Stage. See the activities and music line-up at marketstreetfestival.com, or contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305. Watch for a festival insert in The Dispatch later this week.
Saturday, May 4
Starkville Community Market -- Starkville's farmers' market opens for summer on Saturdays from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the northwest corner of Jackson and Lampkin Streets downtown. Find locally grown produce, artisans, baked goods, cooking demos and more. For additional information, contact Jennifer Prather, 662-323-3322.
Clean & Green -- The West Point Growth Alliance is calling all volunteers to a community-wide clean-up from 9 a.m.-noon. Call 662-494-5121 to sign up your organization, or just show up at the Growth Alliance to join with others in beautifying West Point. All ages are welcome.
Saturday, May 11
Hitching Lot Summer Opening -- The Suzuki Strings and children's activities hosted by the Y kick off Columbus' Hitching Lot Farmers' Market three-days-a-week schedule at Second Avenue and Second Street North. In addition to local growers, summer Saturdays also feature area artisans, flowers and plants, fun contests and more. As of May 11, shop the market Saturdays and Thursdays, 7-10 a.m. and Mondays 4-6 p.m. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.
Saturday, May 18
Ovarian Cancer Foundation run -- The Kimberly C. Gee Ovarian Cancer Foundation Run for Awareness begins at 9 a.m. at Mississippi State's Mississippi Technology Center at Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Development Park in Starkville. Register for the 5K adult run and 1-mile youth run/walk at kimcgeerun.wwebconnex.com/2013.
Tuesday, May 28 through
Saturday, June 1
"Love, Loss and What I Wore" --
This Starkville Community Theatre "season extra" is directed by Abigail Voller. Tickets go on sale for season ticket holders May 20 and for the general public May 24. Call 662-323-6855 for more information.
Friday, May 31
Mississippi Moon -- Area musicians interpret Mississippi's music in this Columbus Arts Council open mic show in the Rosenzweig Arts Center's Omnova Theater, 501 Main St. Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. event are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. If interested in performing, contact Beverly Norris, 662-328-2787.