July 5, 2014 11:01:36 PM
Wednesday, July 9
Bryan Luncheon with Books -- Friends of West Point's Bryan Public Library present sitting Mississippi Supreme Court Justice and author Randy Pierce, talking about his novel "Magnolia Mud" at noon at the 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 lawn chairs or blankets and kick back by the water 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. Bring the family. 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.
Saturday, July 19
Hamilton Appreciation Day -- Inflatables, live music, craft vendors, food, a 5K run, cake walk, blood drive and cash drawing are all part of Hamilton, Mississippi's Appreciation Day. Festivities are 11:30 a.m. until evening at the Hamilton School. Proceeds benefit school and community projects. Call 662-343-5160 for more information.
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 Rosenweig Arts Council Omnova Theater, 501 Main St., begin at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the Columbus Ars 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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