January 27, 2018 10:15:24 PM
Tuesday, Jan. 30
Parade for military -- Annunciation Catholic School hosts a parade to honor the military at 9:30 a.m. outside the school located at 223 N. Browder St., Columbus. For more information, contact Katie Fenstermacher at 662-328-4479.
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 commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. An exhibit opening reception is 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 "The Wonders Around Us," an exhibit of wildlife photography by Bill Parker and Ben Rosenkrans of West Point at 2 p.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point. Free.
Thursday, Feb. 8
Town & Tower Prayer Breakfast -- This event in Pope Banquet Room at Mississippi University for Women begins at 7 a.m., held in conjunction with the National Prayer Breakfast. Lendy Bartlett of Columbus is the speaker. RSVP by Feb. 5 to muw.edu/towntower. $15 per person, payable at the door. For more information, call 662-329-7119.
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, featuring musicians from across the country, 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.
Monday, Feb. 12
"Othello" -- Mississippi State's Lyceum Series presents a performance of Shakespeare's "Othello" by the National Players at 7 p.m. in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium. Tickets are $25; $20 for MSU employees and seniors, $10 for ages 3-12 in school uniform or with school ID. MSU students admitted free. Tickets available at events.msstate.edu, or call 662-325-2930.
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.
Friday, Feb. 16
Eye Opener -- The West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance hosts a morning Eye Opener from 7-8 a.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point.
Saturday, Feb. 17
"Downton Abbey Affair" -- This Starkville-MSU Symphony Association fundraiser includes hors d'oeuvres, dancing, silent auction and more at 6 p.m. at The Storehouse (Christian World Ministries), 1437 Fire Station Road, Starkville. Tickets $75 at the door or $65 in advance at The Book Mart, from board members and starkvillesymphony.org. For information, contact Joan Butler, 662-242-8675 or Ellen Goodman, 662-617-9748.
1. Catch the spirit at Columbus' Christmas tree lighting ENTERTAINMENT
3. Being thankful COMMUNITY