Even as a youngster growing up in Columbus, Robert Williams was "a doodler," drawing whatever appealed to his fertile imagination.
Dream 365--Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Celebration in Columbus, was recently selected by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Top 20 Events for Spring 2011.
The sun may not have set on Halloween just yet, but organizers of the fifth annual Christmas Handworks Bazaar at First United Methodist Church in Starkville Nov. 5 have their minds on Christmas shopping.
When ceramics instructor Al (Alisa) Holen, of Mississippi University for Women, set a goal of having 1,000 hand-crafted bowls made to sell at the Nov. 6 Empty Bowls fundraiser for hunger relief, she had confidence in the university and the community at large. And they came through.
"I couldn't go in it right now, nooo ma'am," Linda Callahan sat shaking her head dramatically from side to side. Her attentive audience -- about 25 men and women in a ragged circle of chairs -- are huddled by camp light at the entrance of a World War II-era concrete bunker in Prairie. The night outside, dark and waiting, is still.
Area residents and Main Street Columbus are gearing up for two November events at the Hitching Lot Farmer's Market -- the Giant Possum Town Yard Sale Nov. 6 and the Farmers' Market Holiday Bazaar Nov. 20.
Todd Bunnell, instructor of English at Mississippi University for Women, will make a presentation about comics and the graphic novel as a result of being named Mississippi Humanities Council MUW Humanities Teacher of the Year.
The drama and angst of a jury deciding whether a man lives or dies is at the center of "Twelve Angry Jurors," the play to be presented Oct. 28-30 by the Mississippi University for Women Department of Music and Theatre.
The Columbus Arts Council wants to "Put a Spell on You" Friday, Oct. 29, in the Rosenzweig Arts Center's Omnova Theater.
Formerly operated by the Mississippi State University Campus Activities Board (CAB), the 38th Annual Holiday Bazaar has recently been placed in the hands of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership (GSDP) and will take place at the Starkville Sportsplex for the first time.
The To Write Love on Her Arms' project at Mississippi University for Women will feature six-word memoirs by students on the theme of pain and hope. "Music and Memoirs" will be held Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. on the Demonstration Field (rain location, Rent Auditorium, Whitfield Hall). The public is invited to attend.
The Union Academy/Hunt Reunion Club will celebrate the 38th reunion for graduates and former students Oct. 24-30. The R.E. Hunt High School class of 1960 will be celebrating their 50th high school graduation.
The Mississippi School of the Arts will host an open house for prospective students and their families on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the school campus at 355 W. Monticello St. in Brookhaven.
Intricate art pieces created by Mississippi artist Lee Renninger of Gulfport are on display in the Eugenia Summer Gallery inside the Mississippi University for Women Art and Design Building.
An administrator with more than 25 years experience in agricultural education has been named director of the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has planned a celebration Oct. 25-28 to examine the special relationship between humans and animals.
The Kentuck Festival of the Arts in Northport, Ala., is annually renowned for its quality and diversity and draws plenty of visitors from the Golden Triangle. The 2010 event Saturday and Sunday will be no exception. On shaded paths meandering through Kentuck Park, neat white tents will house more than 250 invited or juried artists skilled in styles ranging from folk to contemporary art. Many are nationally recognized.
The nation's rainbow trout may have nothing to fear from Alice Shands quite yet, but the newbie fly fisherwoman is thinking about changing that. And she won't be letting breast cancer stop her.
The Sam Hairston Celebration hits one out of the park with a "Meet the Players of the Negro Leagues" symposium Saturday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m. at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library at 314 Seventh St. N.
Brandon resident and Mississippi State University graduate John M. Floyd will sign copies of his latest mystery/suspense short story collection, "Clockwork" (Dogwood Press, 2010), at the Hamilton Public Library Thursday at 1 p.m. He'll also visit The Book Mart in Starkville that afternoon at 3:30 p.m.
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