May 3, 2014 5:45:43 PM
Rescheduled voice recital -- A recital by soprano Dr. Cherry Dunn and tenor Zane Lynn postponed from April 29 due to weather is rescheduled for 3 p.m. this afternoon at Mississippi University for Women's Poindexter Hall. Nancy Kennedy and Rachel Delk are accompanists. The event is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, May 6
Book signing -- Author and sitting Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Randy Pierce signs his new book "Magnolia Mud" at 3 p.m. at The Book Mart, 120 E. Main St., Starkville. To reserve a signed copy of Pierce's novel about a fictional governor's race and Mississippi political intrigue, call 662-323-2844.
Thursday, May 8
Extension Centennial -- The Mississippi Extension Service celebrates 100 years with an open house from 2-5 p.m. at the Lowndes County Extension office, 318 Seventh St. N., Columbus. A tomato-growing seminar begins at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited. For more information, call 662-328-2111.
Exhibit reception -- The Starkville Area Arts Council hosts a free reception from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, 200 E. Main St., Starkville for "Mississippi," an exhibit of original art by area artists. For more information, call 662-324-3080.
Friday, May 9
Girlchoir Spring Concert -- The Columbus Girlchoir presents its Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Mississippi University for Women's Poindexter Hall at 7:30 p.m. The program is free to the public.
Saturday, May 10
Hitching Lot Grand Opening -- The Hitching Lot Farmers' Farmers' Market at Second Avenue and Second Street North in Columbus celebrates its grand opening from 7-10 a.m. Suzuki Strings musicians entertain as area growers and craftspeople come to sell. Beginning May 10, the market is open three days weekly: Mondays 4-6 p.m., and Thursdays and Saturdays 7-10 a.m. Learn more at hitchinglot.org or contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305. Starkville's market opened May 3; West Point's market opens May 29. Support locally grown, made or conjured up!
Studio tours -- Starkville area artists Laurie Burton, Betty Jane Chatham, Briar Jones, Kathryn Ramsey and Gerald Richardson open their studios for tours from 4-7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance at the Starkville Area Arts Council office, 101 S. Lafayette St. (Suite 18) in Starkville, noon-3 p.m., or all day at East Miss. Lumber Co. On May 10, get tickets at the Starkville Community Theatre foyer, 3-6 p.m. For information, contact the SAAC, 662-324-3080.
Sunday, May 11
Mother's Day concert -- The Columbus Choral Society presents "A Musical Treat for Mom" at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., at 2 p.m. Admission is $5; all proceeds support the Choral Society's June trip to New York to perform. For more information, contact Lori Pierce, 662-368-2339.
Saturday, May 17
West Point Art Walk -- The West Point Main Street Association and West Point/Clay County Arts Council present the second annual Art Walk in downtown West Point from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit numerous local and regional artists as they sell their wares.
Friday, May 23
"The British Are Coming" -- The Columbus Arts Council presents an open mic night featuring area musicians performing songs related to the British music invasion. Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door, at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Call 662-328-2787 for tickets or information.
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