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Community Calendar for the week of November 9, 2014


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An Afternoon with Cole Porter -- The Starkville/MSU Symphony Chorus presents this free 2 p.m. program at First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Lampkin St., Starkville. Visit 




Monday, Nov. 10  


Japan World Heritage -- This cultural celebration of Japanese heritage includes a photography exhibit, kimonos and a tea ceremony. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. on the second floor of Mississippi State's Colvard Student Union. For information, contact Lori Neuenfeldt, 662-325-2970 or JuYoung Lee, 662-325-7696. 




Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 10-11 


Guest artist master class/recital -- Pianist Kenneth Saxon of Texas presents a free master class Monday at 3 p.m. in Mississippi University for Women's Poindexter Hall. On Tuesday, he performs a free recital at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter. Dr. Valentin Bogdan conducts a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. in Poindexter's Room 211. The events are open to the community. Call 662-241-6399 for more information. 




Thursday, Nov. 13 


Handworks Bazaar -- A wide variety of vendors display hand-crafted wares at this annual event at First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Lampkin St., Starkville, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. For more information, call 601-214-7081. 


Books and Authors -- The Starkville Public Library, 326 University Drive, hosts author Joe Lee of Brandon at noon, discussing his new book "Director's Cut." Free to the publc. For more information, contact the library, 662-323-2766. 


Japan-America Society -- The Japan-America Society of Mississippi invites the public to a reception at Mississippi State University's Bost Conference Center at 5:30 p.m. Consul General Motohiko Kato, consul-general of Japan in Nashville, and National Association of Japan-America Societies President Peter Kelly of Washington, D.C., will speak briefly. For more information, contact Mieko Kikuchi, 662-680-1004. 




Thursday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 15 


Book Sale -- The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, 314 Seventh St. N., host a book sale Nov. 13 from 10:30-5:30 p.m. and Nov. 15 from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Prices range from 25 cents to $2. Follow the Friends on Facebook or call 662-329-5300 for information. 




Nov. 13-16 and 18-22 


"A Party to Murder" --Starkville Community Theatre presents this comedic play by Marcia Kash at 7:30 p.m. nightly (except 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16) at the Playhouse on Main, 108 E. Main St. in Starkville. Tickets are $15; $10 for students. For more information, call the box office, 662-323-6855.  




Friday, Nov. 14 


New Agrarians in concert -- The Columbus Arts Council presents acclaimed singer/songwriters Pierce Pettis, Kate Campbell and Tom Kimmel, the New Agrarians, with "Songs and Stories of the Southland." The show in the Rosenzweig Arts Center Omnova Theater, 501 Main St., begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, if available. Purchase tickets at or call 662-328-2787. 


"Bravo! Bravo!" -- The Columbus Choral Society's fall concert features music from the stages of opera and Broadway. Admission is free to the event beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on the Mississippi University for Women campus. Donations are encouraged. A reception follows. For more information, call 662-327-7148. 




Saturday, Nov. 15  


Patriot 5K Run/Walk -- In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Heritage Academy hosts this run/walk at 8 a.m. to benefit Patriot Park playground at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. The race begins and ends at Heritage Academy, 625 Magnolia Lane, Columbus. Pre-register for $20 at Race Day is $25. For more information, contact Beth Lucas, 662-327-1566. 




Thursday, Nov. 20 


Praise and Thanksgiving Service -- This annual community observance hosted by the Christian Community in Prayer committee noon to 12:45 p.m. at the Frank P. Phillips Y, 602 Second Ave. N., in Columbus, Lt. Clint Sims of the Lowndes Sheriff's Office will speak. All are welcome. For more information, contact Glenn Lautzenhiser, 662-327-6962.  


Luncheon with Books -- Friends of West Point's Bryan Public Library present authors and twin sisters Katherine and Margaret King of Oxford at noon. Contact the library, 662-494-4872. 




Saturday, Nov. 22 


Holiday Farmers' Market -- Find local art, jewelry, baked goodies, crafts and more at the seventh annual Holiday Market from 9 a.m.-noon at the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market at the corner of Second Avenue and Second Street North, Columbus. Visit or contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.



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