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Community Calendar for the week of May 24, 2015


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Farmers' markets -- All Golden Triangle farmers' markets are now open for the season. Visit Columbus' Hitching Lot Farmers' Market (Second Street and Second Avenue North) Mondays 4-6 p.m. and Thursdays and Saturdays 7-10 a.m. Starkville Community Market (Fire Station Park at Lampkin and Russell Streets) is open Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. and Saturdays 7:30-10:30 a.m. West Point's market (Mossy Oak Pavilion) is open Thursdays 4-7 p.m. Eat fresh; buy local. 




Tuesday through Saturday, May 26-30 


"Almost, Maine" -- This Starkville Community Theatre season extra consists of nine short plays about love and loss. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. at the Playhouse on Main, 108 E. Main St., Starkville. Gabe Smith directs. For more information, contact the box office, 662-323-6855. 




Friday, May 29 


Star & Micey/McDill benefit -- Star & Micey perform for a Chris McDill "Go Grey in May" Benefit at The Princess Theater in downtown Columbus. Show starts at 9 p.m.; admission is $5. May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month.  




Saturday, May 30 


A Different Voice open mic -- The Columbus Arts Council hosts "A Different Voice" open mic featuring music and spoken word interpreting the season theme. Event begins at 7 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Call 662-328-2787 for tickets or information. 


5K McDill Benefit -- A 5K begins at 8 a.m. at the parking lot of BankFirst on Main Street in Columbus. Registration is $35; register at Proceeds go toward the medical expenses of Chris McDill of Columbus. 




Sunday, May 31 


Exhibit reception -- The West Point/Clay County Arts Council hosts an opening reception from 2-3:30 p.m. for "All Things Great and Small," an exhibit by Betty McDonald Wilson at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point. The exhibit is up through July 3; center hours are Wednesdays 1-4 p.m., or by appointment. Call 662-494-5678 for more information. 




Thursday, June 4 


Gallery reception -- Come as you are to a free gallery reception from 5:30-7 p.m. opening a photography exhibit by Blake McCollum at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., Columbus. Call 662-328-2787 for more information. 


Sounds of Summer -- Mark the calendar a series of free concerts at the Columbus Riverwalk. Bands performing from 7-9 p.m. on June 4 and 18, and July 9 and 23 will be announced soon by Main Street Columbus.  




Thursday and Friday,  


June 4-5 


Interactive whodunnit -- "Down the Drain," a crowd-interactive whodunnit, is presented by The Detectives comedy dinner theatre troupe at The Central Station Grill in Starkville at 7 p.m. (Cocktails 6 p.m.) Cost is $50, which includes meal and the show. Make reservations at 601-937-1752 or visit  




Sunday, June 7 


Sunday at the Bluff -- Dr. Evan Peacock of the MSU Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Culture presents "A Time to Build: Seasonality of House Construction for Prehistoric Farmers in the Tombigbee River Drainage" at 2 p.m. at Plymouth Bluff Center, 2200 Old West Point Road, Columbus. Free. For information, contact the center, 662-241-6214. 




Saturday, June 13 


"Muscle Shoals," the film -- Veteran Fame Recording Studio musician/songwriter Walt Aldridge introduces the documentary "Muscle Shoals: The Incredible Story of a Small Town With a Big Sound" at 3 p.m. at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Free. A Q&A with Aldridge follows. For more information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787. 


Walt Aldridge in concert -- The Columbus Arts Council presents Nashville/Muscle Shoals songwriter/producer Walt Aldridge in concert at the Rosenzweig Arts Center at 7 p.m. Aldridge has written several No. 1 hits and was named a Billboard Top Ten Country Songwriter of the Year. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door. For tickets or information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787. 




Sunday, June 14  


Sunday at the Center -- The West Point/Clay County Arts Council presents Sunday at the Center at 2 p.m., featuring Dawn Barham performing at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point. Free. Call 662-494-5678 for more information.



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