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Community Calendar for the week of April 13, 2014


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Sunday at the Bluff -- Paleontologist George Phillips of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson speaks at 2 p.m. on "The Black Prairie 10,000 Years Ago" at Plymouth Bluff Center, 2200 Old West Point Road, Columbus. Free to the public. Call 662-241-6214 for more information. 


"Grease" -- Heritage Academy presents the musical "Grease" at 2:30 p.m. in the Student Activities Building, 625 Magnolia Lane, Columbus. More than 100 students make up the cast and crew. Tickets at the door are $10; students $6. 




Tuesday, April 15  


MUW spring recital -- Mississippi University for Women music students present a spring recital at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on campus. Free to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Music, 662-241-6399. 




Thursday, April 17 


Noon Tunes -- Don't miss the final installment of Noon Tunes at Trotter Courtyard in downtown Columbus. Dawn Barham entertains from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch by Zachary's is available for purchase. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305. 


"Titanic & Me" -- The Columbus Arts Council shows the PBS documentary "Titanic & Me" at 6 p.m. in the Rosenzweig Arts Center Omnova Theater, 501 Main St. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787, or go to 


Mighty Lion Band -- East Mississippi Community College's Mighty Lion Band presents its first public concert at the EMCC Golden Triangle campus in Mayhew at 7 p.m. The free, hour-long performance features the Jazz Band and Symphonic Winds. For more information, call 662-243-1900. 




Monday, April 21 


MSU Jazz Band -- The Mississippi State University Jazz Band presents a free concert at 7:30 p.m. at Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium on campus. Visit for more information or call 662-325-3070. 




Thursday, April 24 


Underground Railroad quilts -- Learn how hand-sewn quilts were a method of communication during a difficult time in history, at a 2 p.m. talk at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, 314 Seventh St. N. Free to the public, sponsored by the Mississippi Humanities Council. For more information, call 662-329-5300.  




Friday, April 25 


Relay for Life -- Lowndes County's Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society is 6 p.m.-1 a.m. at the field behind Columbus High School, 215 Hemlock St. All are invited. Sign up a team by contacting Mott Ellis, 662-574-1104, or email [email protected] 


Piano duo -- Mississippi University for Women presents Dr. Julia Mortyakova and Dr. Valentin Bogdan in recital at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on campus. Free. For more information, contact the Department of Music, 662-241-6399. 




Saturday, April 26  


Jeans & Jewels -- The Columbus Arts Council's 30th annual gala begins at 6:30 p.m. at Milton Sundbeck's Town Creek Pavilion, 32476 Highway 50 East. Tickets are $60 and include heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, music and live and silent auctions. Tables for 10 or more may be reserved. For tickets or information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787.  


Crawfish boil --Tickets for Starkville Main Street Association's King Cotton Crawfish Boil at Maxwell Street and Page Avenue in Starkville are $30 and include a 5-pound bucket of crawfish, corn and potatoes plus unlimited beverages. Children 12 and under admitted free. Get tickets at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, 200 Main St. or go to For more information, contact the GSDP, 662-323-3322. 




Sunday, April 27 


"To Please the Masses" -- The Columbus Choral Society presents a concert featuring Franz Schubert's Mass No. 2 in G Major at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on the Mississippi University for Women campus. Admission is free; donations are welcome. A reception follows. For information, go to 




Monday, April 28 


MSU Choir concert -- The Mississippi State University choirs are in concert at 7:30 p.m. at Starkville's First Baptist Church, 106 E. Lampkin St. For more information, call the MSU Department of Music, 662-325-3070. 




Tuesday, April 29 


MUW Faculty/Alumni recital -- Mississippi University for Women's Department of Music presents Dr. Cherry Dunn, soprano, and Zane Lynn, tenor, in a voice recital at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on campus. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 662-241-6399. 




Thursday, May 1 


Lowndes Day of Prayer -- In conjunction with the National Day of Prayer, the privately-funded Christian Community Organization invites citizens of Columbus and surrounding areas to join in an observance outside the Lowndes County Courthouse at 502 Second Ave. N. 


MUW Choral Concert -- Mississippi University for Women's University Chorus, Chamber Singers and Chorale are in concert at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on campus. Free and open to the public. Call 662-241-6399 for more information. 




Friday and Saturday,  


May 2-3 


Market Street Festival -- Columbus' annual festival kicks off May 2 at the Riverwalk with a free evening concert by Almost Famous of Memphis, Tenn. Saturday features arts and crafts vendors, live music and fun activities all day downtown. Look for more information soon at or contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.



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