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Community Calendar for the week of May 12, 2013


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Tuesday, May 14 


Civil War program -- The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library presents Dr. John Marszalek at 2 p.m., speaking on "The Old Army and the Coming of the Civil War." The free program is part of the "Civil War 150" series marking the sesquicentennial of the War Between the States. For more information, contact the library, 662-329-5300. 




Thursday, May 16 


Summer Soiree -- A Summer Soiree benefiting Starkville Bridges Out of Poverty is 6-8:30 p.m. at the Hunter Henry Center on the Mississippi State campus. The event includes a silent auction and wine tasting. Advance tickets are $100; tickets at the door are $125. For more information, contact Kim Harris, 662-418-3100. 




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 


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] 


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, live and silent auctions featuring multiple vacation stays and more than 100 other items, heavy hors d'oeuvres and 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. 




Thursday, May 23 


"The Underground Railroad" -- As part of its "Civil War 150" series, the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library screens the documentary "The Underground Railroad" at 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library, 662-329-5300. 


Veterans Ceremony --  


A quarterly veterans' ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. at the Columbus Municipal Complex, 1501 Main St. Guest speaker is Vietnam veteran Turner Jackson. A buffet dinner will be served. For more information, contact Wayne White, 205-662-8841. 


Tuesday, May 28 through Saturday, June 1 


"Love, Loss and What I Wore" -- This 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. 




Thursday, May 30 


Civil War program -- The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library presents Ted M. Ownby, director of the Center for the Studyof Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, speaking on "Patriarchy in the World Where There is no Parking: Confederates and Their Views on the Afterlife" at 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library, 662-329-5300. 




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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