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Community Calendar for the week of May 13, 2018


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"A Tribute to Mom" -- The Columbus Choral Society presents this Mother's Day concert at 2 p.m. at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., followed by refreshments. Alisa Toy conducts. Admission is $10; children $5. 




Monday, May 14  


Road Dawgs Tour -- Join the Oktibbeha MSU Alumni Association Chapter, MSU Head Football Coach Joe Moorhead and other guests for a social and breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and program at 8 a.m. at the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex, 100 Championship Way on campus. Cost is $15. Register/get advance tickets at For information, email [email protected] or call 662-312-2599. 




Tuesday, May 15 


Noxubee Historical Society --The Noxubee County Historical Society meets at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hut at the corner of Pearl and Wayne Streets, Macon. A covered dish supper at 6:30 p.m. is followed by a 7 p.m. program on Mashulaville and a collection of historical photographs by T.J. Sanders. All are welcome. For information, email [email protected] 


Tuesday through Saturday, May 15-19 


"The Laramie Project" -- Starkville Community Theatre presents this real-life story about a shocking crime at 7:30 p.m. nightly at Playhouse on Main, 108 E. Main St., Starkville. Gabe Smith directs. Tickets are $15; $10 for students (recommended for mature audiences). Call 662-323-6855 to reserve tickets.  




Thursday, May 17 


Downtown at Sundown -- This free summer concert series on third Thursdays May through August in Starkville kicks off with music from 7-9 p.m. at Fire Station Park. Locations will vary every month. Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. No coolers, please. For more information, contact The Partnership, 662-323-3322. 




Saturday, May 19 


Color Run and Walk -- Life Choices Pregnancy Center hosts a 5K and 1-mile Color Run and Walk at 9 a.m. at the Columbus Riverwalk. Sign-in opens at 8 a.m. Registration is $25 adults; $10 kids, with prizes for the top fundraisers. Register at 


Barn Quilt workshop -- The Buttahatchee Barn Quilt Trail hosts a barn quilt painting class from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Caledonia Community Center, 205 South St., Caledonia. Class includes primed 2-by-2 board, paints, pattern, supplies. Cost is $75; limited to 20 people. Email [email protected] 


Starlets & Rogues -- The Columbus Arts Council presents Hope Bassett, Paul Brady, Keith Burchfield, Alicia Truesdale and Hal Truitt in a evening of songs to bring back and create memories. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center Omnova Theater, 501 Main St. Tickets for members are $15 advance/$17 at the door; $20 advance for non-members; $22 at the door. Get them at or 662-328-2787. Concessions include soft drinks, beer and set-ups.  




Sunday, May 20 


Sundays at the Center -- The West Point/Clay County Arts Council hosts a program by voice students of Betty and Thomas Griffin at 2 p.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point. Free. 




Tuesday, May 22 


Veterans Town Hall -- This event for veterans, their families and stakeholders begins at 10 a.m. at the American Legion, 308 Chubby Drive, Columbus. Veterans Administration representatives will be on hand to answer questions. For more information, contact the VA Medical Center, 601-368-4477. 


Camp Rising Sun Celebrity Wait Night -- Bulldog coaches Joe Moorhead and Vic Schaefer are slated to join local "celebrity waiters" to benefit Camp Rising Sun at Mugshots in Columbus. All tips and donations from 5:30-9 p.m. help fund this annual camp for children who have been diagnosed with cancer.  




Saturday, May 26 


Special Needs-Special Spirit Run/Walk -- This run/walk at the Columbus Riverwalk provides family support, community education, activities, advocacy and referral services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Entry is $10, or $25 for a family or group. For more information, contact Robin Tate, 662-436-4212; Rice Glover, 662-549-7306; or Norma Jones, 662-352-3184. 




Sunday, May 27  


Sunday Funday -- This Starkville mini arts and music fest from 1-6 p.m. on University Drive at the Parthenon will be held monthly through October. Visit 




Friday, June 1 


Loaves & Fishes Festival of Flavors -- Loaves & Fishes Community Soup Kitchen presents its fifth annual gala from 6-9 p.m. at Lion Hills Center, with silent auction, live music, food and beverages. Tickets are $40 at Military Hardware, 1002 13th St. N., the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. and Helping Hands. For more information, call 662-549-8607.



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