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Community Calendar for the week of December 29, 2013


Dispatch Staff Report



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 Noxubee. 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.  




Saturday and Sunday,  


Jan. 11-12 


Dog show -- The Golden Triangle Kennel Club Dog Show takes place at the Mississippi Horse Park, 869 E. Poorhouse Road in Starkville. Free to attend. For more information, contact the Horse Park, 662-325-9350. 




Monday through Monday,  


Jan 13-20 


Dream 365 -- A week of events commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act includes a civil rights exhibit, a film, spelling bee, an evening of jazz and spoken word, a day of service, comedy show, gospel concert and commemorative breakfast featuring keynote speaker Dr. Fredrick D. Haynes, pastor of Friendship West Baptist Church of Dallas. Locations vary. For more information, go to or call 662-8551655. 


Saturday, Jan. 16 


Hip hop concert -- Mississippi State University's Music Makers presents 2 Chainz in concert at the Mississippi Horse Park, 869 E. Poorhouse Road, in Starkville. Get tickets at  


Thursday, Jan. 23 


Jazz band -- The Mississippi State University Honor Jazz Band presents a free concert in McComas Theater on the MSU campus at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Music Department, 662-325-3070.



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