Community Calendar for the week of September 2, 2012

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Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 13-16, and  

 

Tuesday through Saturday, Sept. 18-22 

 

"The Octette Bridge Club" -- Starkville Community Theatre presents this entertaining play by P.J. Barry at 7:30 p.m. nightly, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Playhouse on Main, 208 E. Main St., in Starkville. Pattye Archer directs. Tickets are $15; $10 for students. For tickets or more information, contact the SCT at 662-323-6855. 

 

 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 12 

 

Table Talk -- Author Neil White discusses his acclaimed work "In the Sanctuary of Outcasts," which details the time he spent in the last leper colony in the U.S. Bring lunch at 11:30 a.m.; iced tea provided. Or join friends from noon-1 p.m. for the program at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library at 314 Seventh St. N. For more information, contact the library at 662-329-5300 or email book.talk@hotmail.com. 

 

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 13 

 

MUW exhibit -- The public is invited to a 5:30-7:30 p.m. reception opening Mississippi University for Women's Department of Art Faculty Exhibition at the Eugenia Summer Gallery in the Art and Design Building. For more information, contact the department, 662-329-7341.  

 

 

 

Monday, Sept. 17 

 

Artist's talk -- Mississippi University for Women Department of Art adjunct faculty member Andy Snyder presents an artist's talk on his photography in Stringer Auditorium on campus, at 12:10 p.m. For more information, contact the department at 662-329-7341. 

 

Friday, Sept. 21 

 

Songs of Mississippi --  

 

The Columbus Arts Council opens its season of "Celebrate Mississippi" with Songs of Mississippi, featuring mezzo-soprano Sarah Mabary and pianist Victoria Johnson in the Rosenzweig Arts Center Omnova Theater, 501 Main St. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door. For tickets or information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787. 

 

Salsa in the Streets -- To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center at Mississippi State presents Salsa in the Streets in front of Colvard Student Union on the MSU campus. Free dance lessons by the Ballroom Dance Club begin at 7 p.m.; open dance starts at 8 p.m. For more information, contact the Holmes Center, 662-325-2033. 

 

 

 

Tuesday, Sept. 25 

 

Jimmie Rodgers tribute --  

 

The Columbus Arts Council presents troubadour Britt Gully in a musical tribute to the legendary Jimmie Rodgers in the Rosenzweig Arts Center Omnova Theater at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door. For tickets or information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787. 

 

Artist's talk -- Mississippi University for Women graphic design faculty member Li Zheng presents an artist's talk on her work at 12:10 p.m. in the Eugenia Summer Gallery on campus. For more information, contact the Department of Art, 662-329-7341. 

 

 

 

Friday, Sept. 28 

 

Horse Park concert -- Pretty Lights, Lotus, Wick-it the Instigator and SuperVision are in concert at the Mississippi Horse Park, 716 Poorhouse Road, Starkville. Tickets to the 7 p.m. event are $25. For more information, go to MSUconcerts.com. 

 

 

 

Saturday, Sept. 29 

 

Brooksville Day -- The Brooksville Day Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. presents games, food, family fun and entertainment by acts including the Caldwell Singers, Kingdom Flowz, Crossroad Band, Vick Allen and others in downtown Brooksville. For booth space or more information, call 662-738-5531. 

 

Ongoing 

 

Historic home tours -- Daily tour schedules of some of Columbus' most historic homes are available from the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center at 300 Main St., or by calling 662-328-0222. Tour fees may apply. Homes open for tours year-round include: Amzi Love Home (c. 1848), Lee Home/Museum (c. 1847), Rosedale (c. 1856), Rosewood Manor (c. 1835), Temple Heights (c. 1837), Tennessee Williams Home (c. 1875), Waverley Mansion (c. 1852) and Whitehall (c. 1843).