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Community Calendar for the week of May 5, 2013


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Now through May 11 


MUW Senior Exhibit -- Artwork by 11 Mississippi University for Women seniors is on display at the Eugenia Summer Gallery in the Art and Design Building on campus. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact MUW, 662-329-7341. 




Through May 


"Out of the Blue" -- Experience blue through Jane Kerr's intriguing photography at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Also enjoy the Market Street Festival Juried Art exhibit and a display of work by Katherine Munson and Alex Warble. The arts center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. For more information, call 662-328-2787 or visit 




Wednesday, May 8 


Eighth of May History Program -- Dramatic vignettes and music are part of the Mississippi School for Math and Science's Eighth of May Emancipation Day History Program in Columbus' Sandfield Cemetery at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Students enact historic events and figures at the cemetery located at the corner of College Street and 25th Street South. Admission is free; the public is invited. For more information, contact Chuck Yarborough, 662-329-7360 or [email protected] 




Thursday, May 9 


Road Dawgs Tour -- Mississippi State's Road Dawgs Tour visits Columbus with a breakfast buffet and autographs at 7:30 a.m. at Lion Hills Golf Club, followed by a program from 8-9 a.m. Guests include Head Football Coach Dan Mullen, Head Men's Basketball Coach Rick Ray, Athletic Director Scott Stricklin and Dr. Jimmy Abraham, director of the MSU Alumni Association. Tickets are $10 at the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, 117 Third St. N. For information, contact Kim Bennett, 662-241-6852. 




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 


Gala in the Gardens -- The gardens of Windy Hill, the home of Nancy Imes, will be the setting for the Columbus Arts Council's annual gala, beginning at 6 p.m. Live music by El Rio Trio, silent and live auctions, heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar await ticket holders. Free transportation is available. Tickets are $60, available through May 13 at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., or by calling 662-328-2787. 


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 


Adoption Extravaganza -- Live music, inflatables, face painting and food are part of the Shaw Pit Bull Adoption Extravaganza from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Tractor Supply Co. in Columbus. Veterinarian Dr. Brett Weseli will provide $5 rabies vaccinations; all pets must be in a carrier or on a leash. For more information, email [email protected] 




Tuesday, May 28 through Saturday, June 1 


"Love, Loss and What I Wore" -- Starkville Community Theatre presents this season extra, directed by Abigail Voller, at the Playhouse on Main in downtown Starkville. Tickets go on sale to season ticket holders May 20 and to the general public May 24. For more information, contact the SCT box office, 662-323-6855. 




Friday, May 31 


Mississippi Moon -- The Columbus Arts Council presents area musicians as they 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. 




Friday, June 7 


Espresso Yourself -- In coffee house ambiance, members of the Columbus-based Writers & Storytellers group present readings from their original works and from some of their favorite Mississippi authors in the Rosenzweig Arts Center's Omnova Theater. Coffee by Coffee House on 5th will be available, along with homemade treats. For information or to participate, contact the Columbus Arts Council, 662-328-2787.



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