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Community Calendar for the week of January 28, 2018


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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 




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 $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 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, 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 For information, contact Joan Butler, 662-242-8675 or Ellen Goodman, 662-617-9748.



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