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"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
Sounds of Summer -- Columbus' summer series of free concerts at the Riverwalk kicks off with music by Swing Shift from 7-9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets; food and cold beverages are available for purchase. No pets or coolers, please. Mark calendars for New Age Relics June 19, Keith and Margie July 10 and Deacon Jones and the Late Night July 24. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.
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 library.msstate.edu/genealogy 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 and Saturday, June 12, 14
Friends' Book Sale -- Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library host a book sale June 12, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and June 14, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the library, 314 Seventh St. N. Call 662-329-5300 for more information.
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 tombigbeeduckrace.com to purchase ducks or for more information.
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