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Community Calendar for the week of May 25, 2014


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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. 




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. 




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. 




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. 




Wednesday, June 4 


Table Talk -- The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library's June Table Talks kick off with author Carolyn Haines introducing her "Bone-a-Fied Delicious Cookbook," with illustrations and commentary by characters from her Sarah Booth Delaney mystery series. Bring lunch at 11:30 a.m.; iced tea provided. Or join friends from noon-1 p.m. for the program, 314 Seventh St. N.  


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 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.  


History and Genealogy Fair -- The E.O. Templeton History and Genealogy Fair is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mississippi State's Mitchell Memorial Library. Take part in free sessions on preservation, local history and research resources. Tours of the Grant Presidential Library, Special Collections and exhibits are included. For more information, go to or call 662-325-7679. 




Wednesday, June 11 


Table Talk -- Sharon Hodge of Gulfport, owner of Cloud Nine Artisan Marshmallows, shares dos and don'ts of turning a part-time hobby into a full-time business. Bring lunch at 11:30 a.m.; iced tea provided by Friends of the Library. Or join friends for the program from noon-1 p.m., 314 Seventh St. N.  




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. 




Saturday, June 14 


Great Tombigbee Duck Race -- The Columbus-Lowndes Habitat for Humanity presents a "duck season" fundraiser at the Riverwalk. Adopt rubber ducks to "race" down the Tombigbee at 4:30 p.m. First place duck wins $3,000; second place wins $1,500. (A Lame Duck prize of $500 will be awarded, too.) Ducks are $5 each, 6 for $25 or 25 for $100. Live music begins at 4 p.m. Go to to purchase ducks or for more information.



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