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Wednesday, June 18
Table Talk -- Oxford-based chef John Currence discusses his break-out cookbook, "Pickles, Pigs and Whiskey: Recipes from My Three Favorite Food Groups and Then Some" at noon at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, 314 Seventh St. N. Bring lunch at 11:30 a.m. to socialize; Friends of the Library will serve iced tea. Or come for the program at noon. For more information, contact the library, 662-329-5300.
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,
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.
Saturday, June 21
CONTACT Helpline -- Support this 24/7 Helpline by dropping by the agency's annual catfish/barbecue fundraiser at the Kroger parking lot, Highway 45 North, Columbus, between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Plates are $8 (catfish, barbecue or grilled chicken, with fries, hushpuppies and cole slaw). Pre-order at 662-327-2968 or mail check or money order to CONTACT, P.O. Box 1304, Columbus, MS 39703.
Wednesday, June 25
Table Talk -- Share a favorite recipe as Table Talk hosts a recipe swap and tasting session at noon. Local food lovers participate in this "indoor picnic" at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, 314 Seventh St. N. Friends of the Library will serve iced tea. For more information, contact the library, 662-329-5300.
Wednesday, July 9
Bryan Luncheon with Books -- Sitting Mississippi Supreme Court Justice and author Randy Pierce talks about his novel "Magnolia Mud" at noon at West Point's Bryan Public Library, 338 Commerce St. Enjoy lunch for a $6 donation to the Friends of the Library. For more information, contact the library, 662-494-4872.
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