When Andrew Colom picked up a pen to write his first short film, “The Flight of Calvin Waters,” he set in motion a long and sometimes bumpy journey that led to a worth-it-all moment Feb. 20.
It’s been billed as the Super Bowl for pooches, the canine Academy Awards. Westminster is definitely the dog world’s big time.
It may have been an intricate spider web, or perhaps a sturdy bird’s nest. No one is quite sure what inspired early man to experiment with weaving, but archaeologists think it’s probably the first craft developed by humans.
For 22 years, Camp Rising Sun has provided children with cancer the opportunity to participate in a traditional summer camp. Volunteers who give their time, talent and resources make the camp possible.
Mississippi University for Women will host the 2010 Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship Smart Start Series.
One of William Shakespeare’s most whimsical and popular works, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” will come to life Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the creative hands of the Mississippi University for Women Department of Music and Theatre.
A simple e-mail started it all. Kathy Cadden of Operation Ukraine notified Beth Lucas of Heritage Academy about the organization’s dire need, as she worked to collect supplies to aid those affected by the Haitian earthquake.
They may be small in stature, but their combined voices and joyful spirit soar. The internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir brings a “Journey of Hope” to the Golden Triangle Saturday, March 6.
On Feb. 18-20, the Starkville Area Arts Council continues the tradition by showcasing 35 films submitted from as close to home as Columbus, Starkville and West Point — and as far away as Canada, Spain and Italy.
Joe Lee, a Starkville native and a graduate of Mississippi State University, will sign copies of his new suspense thriller, “The Magnolia Triangle” (Dogwood Press, 2009), at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m.
“It is the social event of the season ... for 3, 4 and 5-year-olds,” Edwina Williams smiles.
Clyde Lindley always keeps a spare guitar around, just in case. “You never know who may come along,” he offers with a wry grin, indicating a striking, new red instrument kept handy in his Starkville apartment.
The Lowndes County Junior Miss Program has awarded $3,650 in college scholarships to deserving high school juniors in Lowndes County. In a program at Joe Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School Jan. 23 Meredith Barefield, a junior at New Hope High School was chosen as the 2011 Lowndes County Junior Miss, succeeding Rachel Burttram. Meredith was also a scholarship award winner in the Interview, Fitness and Self Expression categories.
Columbus native Andrew Colom will review the book “Man Gone Down,” by Michael Thomas, for the Friends of the Library Book Talk Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. The program at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library at 314 Seventh St. N. is free and open to the public.
The West Point-Clay County Arts Council is sponsoring a Gallery Hop and Shop bus trip to Jackson, Thursday, Feb. 18. Stops will include the Mississippi Crafts Center, home of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi, Renaissance at Colony Park and Southern Breeze Gallery. Other gallery visits planned are B. Liles Studio, Mark Millet Studio and Gallery and View Gallery.
The year 2010 commemorates 100 Years of Scouting for the Boy Scouts of America. The Pushmataha Area Council is kicking off the celebration by honoring 25 members of the Frances Wells Memorial Eagle Class of 2009 and 29 Religious Emblem Honorees.
The Pilot Club of Columbus is currently taking applications for the Sara P. Lawrence Memorial Scholarship to Mississippi University for Women. This $1,000 scholarship is given annually to a Lowndes County graduate who will be an entering freshman in the fall of 2010.
Gardeners, take heart. Winter may be bearing down, but spring will be ushered in early this year at Mississippi State University.
Getting financially fit, just like firming those abs, requires a commitment lasting long after the first flush of January.
Music, food and honoring local African-American heritage and history are the main items on the plate of the second annual Catfish in the Alley, which is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5-6.