January 20, 2018 10:00:33 PM
Sundays at the Center -- The West Point/Clay County Arts Council hosts the Refuge Praise Band at 2 p.m. the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., downtown West Point. Free.
Thursday and Friday, Jan. 25-26
Writers' Series Winter Wrap-Up -- The Columbus Arts Council and grant partners conclude their Writers' Series with talks by authors Lisa Howorth and Deborah Johnson at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 (free); and songs and stories with Claire Holley and Beth Ann Fennelly at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 ($15 advance, $17 at door) at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Get tickets at columbus-arts.org or call 662-328-2787 (closed Mondays).
Saturday, Jan. 27
Community Health & Wellness Fair -- Americorps Vista and the Columbus Arts Council host this fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. (rescheduled from Jan. 16). Free health screenings, snacks, on-site instructors for yoga, yogaflex, pilates, plus info from area nonprofits. Free.
Tuesday, Jan. 30
GSDP Annual Banquet -- The Greater Starkville Development Partnership holds its annual banquet from 5:30-9 p.m. at The Mill at MSU. Tickets are $50 at GSDPBanquet.com.
Thursday, Feb. 1
Music, spoken word tribute -- Rescheduled from Jan. 16, the Columbus Arts Council hosts music and spoken word at 7 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day; follows exhibit opening from 5:30-7 p.m. $10 advance; $12 at door. For information, call 662-328-2787.
Sunday, Feb. 4
Exhibit opening -- The West Point/Clay County Arts Council opens an exhibit of wildlife photography by Bill Parker and Ben Rosenkrans at 2 p.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point. Free.
Thursday, Feb. 8
Mystery Theatre Dinner -- A Mystery Theatre Dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Starkville benefits United Way of North Central Mississippi. Tickets are $50. For more information, or tickets, call 662-323-3830.
Friday, Feb. 9
Ugandan Kids Choir -- The Columbus Arts Council presents this children's group singing the music of Africa at 6 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. $15 advance; $17 at door. A meet-and-greet follows. Get tickets at columbus-arts.org or call 662-328-2787 (closed Mondays.)
Big Band concert -- Gill Harris and the Big Band Theory present an evening of live music and dancing at 8 a.m. at Trotter Convention Center in Columbus. Tickets $40 advance; $45 at door ($320 for advance tables for up to 10). Get tickets at the Columbus Arts Council, 662-328-2787.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
Lee Foundation Valentine's party -- The Stephen D. Lee Foundation hosts its seventh annual Valentine's Day dessert fundraiser from 7-10 p.m., combined this year with a Mardi Gras celebration. For information or tickets, contact Eulalie Davis, 662-328-3088.
Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 15-17
"Love Letters" -- The West Point/Clay County Arts Council presents the play "Love Letters" at 7 p.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point. (For adult audiences.) Tickets $10 at Petal Pushers and First United Methodist Church, West Point.
1. Catch the spirit at Columbus' Christmas tree lighting ENTERTAINMENT
3. Being thankful COMMUNITY