December 21, 2013 9:02:36 PM
Merry Christmas, Columbus -- "Merry Christmas, Columbus: Your Light Has Come" is a dramatic and musical presentation by the Fairview Baptist Church Celebration Choir, orchestra and drama ministries for the community at 6 p.m. at 127 Airline Road in Columbus.
Lessons and Carols -- The choir of St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 318 College St., Columbus, presents a musical Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at 6 p.m. for the community. The church nursery will be open during the hour-long program.
Tuesday, Dec. 31
New Year's Eve senior dance -- Dance the New Year in to live music at a senior dance at the New Hope Community Center, from 8 p.m. until midnight. Admission is $5. No smoking or alcohol permitted.
Saturday, Jan. 4
Guided bird walk -- Friends of Noxubee Refuge host a guided bird walk with Margaret Copeland at Bluff Lake at 10 a.m. at the Noxubee Refuge Visitor Center in Starkville. Identify and talk about species of duck found commonly during the winter at the Refuge. For more information, contact the center, 662-323-5548. Registration is not required; wear appropriate outdoor clothing.
Thursday, Jan. 9
Exhibit opening -- A free reception from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center features an open call show around the theme of the civil rights movement. In addition, the exhibit "Birmingham: The Movement that Changed the World" on display contains exclusive records, artifacts and photographs marking the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham civil rights movement. For more information, call 662-328-2787.
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