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Community Calendar for the week of June 22, 2014


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Wednesday, June 25 


Table Talk recipe swap -- Share a favorite recipe and dish as Table Talk hosts a recipe swap and tasting session at 11:30 a.m. This "indoor picnic" takes place in the second-floor meeting room of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, 314 Seventh St. N. Iced tea will be served. Can't bring a dish? Please come, anyway. For more information, contact the library, 662-329-5300. 




Saturday, June 28  


Book signing -- Columbus native Carroll Uithoven will sign copies of her book "Dauphin Island, Alabama" at Books-A-Million in Leigh Mall, Columbus, from 1-3 p.m. The book is a pictorial detailing the history and amenities of the Mobile Bay barrier island.  




Tuesday, July 1 


Jim Brock CD release -- Fiddler and Grand Ole Opry alumnus Jim Brock and musical friends celebrate the release of "Me and My Fiddle" with a CD release show in the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center main gallery, 501 Main St., at 6 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787. 




Thursday, July 3 


Exhibit reception -- Come as you are to a free reception from 5:30-7 p.m. opening an exhibit of artwork by Michael Davis and Mary Jane Everett at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Stay for the Pierce Pettis concert afterward. 


An evening with Pierce Pettis -- The Columbus Arts Council presents acclaimed singer-songwriter Pierce Pettis at 7 p.m. in the Rosenzweig Arts Center Omnova Theater. Pettis' songs have been recorded by artists including Joan Baez, Garth Brooks and Dar Williams. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door. For more information or tickets, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787. 




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.  




Thursday, July 10 


Sounds of Summer -- Bring the lawn chairs or blankets and kick back at the Columbus Riverwalk from 7-9 p.m. with free live music by Keith and Margie. Food and cold beverages are available for purchase. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305. 




Friday, July 11 


Friday Night Jam -- The West Point/Clay County Arts Council hosts this free, family-friendly night of music from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation Building at Marshall Park on Wood Street in West Point. Entertainment is by the Jams House Band (Roger Merchant, Susie Marshall, Bob Marshall, Glenn Brown, Caleb Merchant and Michael Merchant). 




Saturday, July 12 


Book signing -- Candy Grant of Columbus signs copies of her children's book "The Pigs Did It!" at Monograms Plus, 1807 Highway 45 North, Kroger Plaza, Columbus, from 1-5 p.m. A percentage of book sales benefits the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts. 




Wednesday through Saturday,  


July 23-26 


"Casseroles and Mistletoe" -- It's Christmas in July as the Columbus Community Theatre's Casserole Patrol is at it again in this third chapter of the serial saga by Mississippi writer Laura Cole Thrash. Performances in the Rosenzweig Arts Center Omnova Theater, 501 Main St., begin at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the Columbus Arts Council, 662-328-2787. 




Thursday, July 24 


Sounds of Summer -- Deacon Jones and the Late Night entertain at the final Sounds of Summer free concert from 7-9 p.m. at the Columbus Riverwalk. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.  




July 24-26, July 31-Aug. 2 


Broadway Re-Revued -- Starkville Community Theatre presents "Unexpected Song: Broadway Re-Revued" at 7:30 p.m. nightly (2 p.m. on Sundays) at the Playhouse on Main, 108 E. Main St., Starkville. Tickets to the summer musical revue are $15 for adults; $10 for students. To reserve tickets, call 662-323-6855. 




Thursday through Sunday, July 31-Aug. 3 


Artisia Days -- The Town of Artesia celebrates with vendors, music and programs. For booth applications, T-shirt orders or more information, call 662-272-5104.  










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