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Tuesday, Dec. 12
Education Town Hall -- An Education Town Hall from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott Castleberry Ballroom, 1995 Sixth St. N., features Jeff Smith, Angela Turner-Ford, Gary Chism, Chuck Younger, Kabir Karriem and Cheikh Taylor, presented by the Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. Free to the public.
Columbus Sings "Messiah" -- The Columbus Sings "Messiah" chorus and orchestra present this annual concert at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church, 823 College St., Columbus. Get free tickets for admittance at First United Methodist Church in Columbus, the Visit Columbus office or Party and Paper.
Thursday, Dec. 14
Exhibit reception -- A free reception begins at 5 p.m. at Mississippi University for Women's Summer Hall for "Visions: An Anthology," artwork by six graduating art majors.
Friday, Dec. 15
Night of Service Gala -- The second annual Building Bridges of Hope gala at 7:30 p.m. at Trotter Convention Center honors Columbus Mayor Robert Smith and nonprofit organizations. Tickets are $20.
Saturday, Dec. 16
"Christmas Dinner at Sister Velvit's" -- GodCynt Productions presents this stage play at 7 p.m. at First Assembly of God, 2201 Military Road, Columbus. Tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for children 12 and under at the door.
Friday, Dec. 22
Christmas with the Menders -- Break from the bustle for an evening of secular and sacred Christmas music at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center, performed by musicians from Hope Community Church. Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. event at 501 Main St. are $15 in advance at columbus-arts.org, at the arts center or call 662-328-2787. Tickets $17 at the door, if available.
Friday, Dec. 29
Rockin at the Ritz -- This New Year's party from 7-11 p.m. at The Ritz in downtown West Point. The Friday Night Jams Band plus "surprise legends" entertain. Cash bar. Tickets are $25 at the Growth Alliance, 746 E. Broad St., West Point; 662-494-5121.
4. Community Calendar for the week of January 21, 2018 ENTERTAINMENT