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Sunday at the Bluff -- Jessica Crawford, Southeast regional director of The Archaeological Conservancy, speaks on "The Archaeological Conservancy and the Preservation of Fort Tombecbe" at 2 p.m. at the Plymouth Bluff Center located at 2200 Old West Point Road in Columbus. Free and open to the public. For information, contact the center at 662-241-6214.
Monday, May 20
Concert pianist -- Mississippi University for Women presents award-winning guest pianist Jonathan Levin in Poindexter Hall's Connie Sills Kossen Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The program, "American Frontiers," is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Music, 662-241-6399.
Thursday, May 23
"The Underground Railroad" -- As part of its "Civil War 150" series, the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library at 314 Seventh St. N. will show the documentary "The Underground Railroad" at 2 p.m. The film screening is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mona K. Vance at 662-329-5304.
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.
Saturday, May 25
Burn Out Cancer -- Registration for the seventh annual Burnin' Up the Road to Burn Out Cancer motorcycle ride at the Columbus Fairgrounds begins at 9 a.m. The ride departs at 10:30 a.m. and returns at 12:30 p.m. for lunch and door prizes. Registration is $25 per bike and includes T-shirt and lunch. Non-riders can purchase shirts for $15 and lunch for $5. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For information, contact Debi Higdon, 662-574-1122 or 205-662-4805.
Tuesday, May 28
Macon reception -- A 5-7 p.m. reception at the Macon Welcome Center opens an art exhibition of Macon artist and Mississippi State senior Mary Katherine Blackwell's illustrations inspired by her brother Drew's original folk songs. Drew Blackwell and his wife, Courtney, as Honeyboy and Boots, will entertain. For more information, contact Main Street Macon, 662-574-5680.
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 Study of 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.
Saturday, June 1
Refuge workshop -- Friends of Noxubee Refuge present a Youth Wildlife Photography Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon at the Refuge Visitor Center, near Starkville. Katherine Lawrence of the Mississippi State Extension Service will help prepare youth for the 2013 Amateur Photography Contest. Bring a camera and wear hiking shoes. Contact Andrea Dunstan at email@example.com or call 662-323-5548.
Sunday, June 2 --
TWT auditions -- Auditions for the Tennessee Williams play "Period of Adjustment" will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church Parish Hall at 2 p.m. in Columbus. The play will be presented Sept. 3, 4, 6 and 7 in Mississippi University for Women's Rent Auditorium during the Tennessee Williams Tribute. Paula Mabry will direct. Actors may bring an audition piece or read from scripts provided. For more information, contact Brenda Caradine, 662-328-5413.
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