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Community Calendar for the week of June 8, 2014


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Wednesday, June 11 


Table Talk -- Sharon Hodge of Gulfport, owner of Cloud 9 Artisan Marshmallows, shares dos-and-don'ts of turning a part-time hobby into a full-time business at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library. Bring lunch at 11:30 a.m.; iced tea provided by Friends of the Library. Or come 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. 




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. 




Friday and Saturday,  


June 13-14 


Clash at The Mag -- The Magnolia Motor Speedway, Highway 45 South, Columbus, presents Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt 5 Series TV Racing, with a total purse of $85,000. For more information, go to or contact the track, 662-240-3478. 




Saturday, June 14 


Great Tombigbee Duck Race -- Adopt rubber ducks to "race" down the Tombigbee at the Riverwalk in this Columbus-Lowndes Habitat for Humanity fundraiser. Bring chairs or blankets to enjoy live music that starts at 4 p.m. Ducks hit the water at 4:30 p.m. Prizes are $3,000, $1,500 and $500. Ducks are $5 each, 6 for $25 or 25 for $100. Go to to purchase ducks or for more information. 


Thursday, June 19 


Sounds of Summer -- Head to the Columbus Riverwalk for a free concert featuring New Age Relics from 7-9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets; cold beverages and food are available for purchase. No pets or coolers, please. (Mark calendars for Keith and Margie July 10 and Deacon Jones and the Late Night July 24.) For more information, call Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.  




Thursday through Saturday, June 19-21 


Juneteenth -- This celebration of African-American freedom includes pre-festival parties, live music, speakers, vendors and food at locations including Sim Scott Park in Columbus. For more information, contact Leroy Brooks, 662-251-8125. 


Juneteenth Multicultural Festival -- This Starkville festival features softball games, vendors, barbecue contest, Kid's Corner, live entertainment, arts and more. Most activities take place at Westside Park. For information, contact Stefanie Ashford, 662-368-8871.



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