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Community Calendar for the week of May 18, 2014






Beat the Storm benefit -- A tornado relief benefit concert at Rick's Cafe, 319 Highway 182 E., Starkville, from noon until approximately 10:30 p.m. features Chase Sansing, Nick Crews, Jerry Carnathan, Jason Miller, Matt Nolan, Old Memphis Kings, The Jarheads, The Graysmiths and Slim Pickins. All proceeds go to the Northeast Chapter of the MS Red Cross and Winston Medical Center for storm relief. Suggested donations are $10 per person or $25 for families.  




Friday, May 23 


"The British Are Coming" -- Revisit the British music invasion when the Columbus Arts Council presents an open mic featuring Tamie Adams, Paul Brady, Margaret Mary Henry and Alisa Toy, Rebekah Fairley and Tyler Hutcherson, Midge Maloney, Matt and Hope Maloney, Jack and Clara Marshall, Chad Seagraves, and Roger Truesdale. Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door, at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Contact the CAC, 662-328-2787, for tickets or information. 




Sunday, May 25 


Veterans Memorial Walk/Run -- The second annual Veterans Memorial Walk/Run presented by the Richard E. Holmes II Memorial Foundation begins at 2 p.m. at the Columbus Riverwalk. Registration ($15) opens at 1 p.m. Enjoy food, music and activities. Proceeds benefit Golden Triangle area veterans. Contact Judie Holmes, 662-889-0180, for more information. 




Thursday, May 29  


West Point Farmers' Market -- The West Point Farmers' Market opens for the season Thursdays from 4-7 p.m. at the Mossy Oak Pavilion on Highway 45 Alternate.  




Monday, May 26 


Memorial Day observance -- The Greater Starkville Development Partnership Military Affairs Committee will host a Memorial Day observance at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse in Starkville at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the GSDP, 662-323-3322. 




Friday, May 30 


A Festival of Flavors -- Loaves and Fishes, Columbus' ecumenical soup kitchen, hosts A Festival of Flavors at Lion Hills Center. From 6-8 p.m. enjoy live music, a silent auction and heavy hors d'oeurves. Tickets are $40 ($25 tax deductible). Get tickets at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, First United Methodist Church or Military Hardware in Columbus. 




Sunday, June 1 


"Glass Menagerie" auditions -- Auditions for the Tennessee Williams Tribute fall production of "The Glass Menagerie" begin at 2:30 p.m. in St. Paul's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 318 College St., Columbus. Present a two-to-five minute play section of your choosing, or read from scripts provided. The play will be presented Sept. 8-10 and Sept. 12-13 at Mississippi University for Women. For more information, contact Brenda Caradine, 662-328-5413. 


Thursday, June 5 


Bryan Luncheon with Books -- The Friends of Bryan Public Library, 338 Commerce St., West Point, hosts Carolyn Haines as she talks about her latest novel, "Booty Bones," at noon at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation Parish Hall in West Point. Luncheon is $6. For more information, contact the library, 662-494-4872. 




Saturday, June 7 


Library Water Science Day -- The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library launches its Summer Library Program with a fun Water Science Day from 1-3 p.m. for children 6 and older in front of the library, 314 Seventh St. N. For more information, contact the library, 662-329-5300.  




Thursday, June 12 


Rupert Wates in concert -- The Columbus Arts Council presents British singer/songwriter Rupert Wates in concert at 7 p.m. in the Rosenzweig Arts Center Omnova Theater at 501 Main St. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For tickets or information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787.



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