Community Calendar for the week of October 27, 2013

October 26, 2013 4:04:46 PM





Harpsichord concert -- The Columbus Arts Council presents Dr. Jackie Edwards Henry at the harpsichord in "Parlez Vous Franglais," a program featuring French and American music in honor of France's gift of the Statue of Liberty, dedicated Oct. 28, 1886. Dr. Ryan Ross makes a visual presentation. Tickets to the 3 p.m. concert are $12 at the door. For more information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787. 


Book signing -- Sam Laine, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Starkville, will sign copies of his book, "Hope Realized," from 1-2:30 p.m. at The Book Mart, 120 E. Main St., Starkville, during the Bulldog Brunch and Browse. 




Monday, Oct 28 


Islamic history -- The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library begins a series of programs and exhibits on Islamic history and culture with a free noon luncheon and discussion of Christian and Muslim faiths led by Rev. Tom Bryson and Dr. Rani Sullivan. For more information, visit or contact Mona K. Vance, 662-329-5304. 


Book signing -- Adele Elliott will sign copies of her book "Friendship Cemetery" at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, 4:30-6:30 p.m. For more information, call 662-368-2211 or email [email protected] 


A visit from Gen. Grant -- The Hazard Lecture Series presents E.C. Fields as Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Academy Elementary School auditorium, 623 Magnolia Lane, Columbus. The program, "Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant and Stephen D. Lee: End of the War and Into the Future," is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Beth Lucas at Heritage Academy, 662-327-1556. 




Tuesday, Oct. 29 


Humane Society open house -- All are welcome to an open house at the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society's brand new facility at 50 Airline Road from 5:30-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the CLHS, 662-327-3107. 


MUW Choral Concert -- Mississippi University for Women's University Singers, Chamber Choir and Chorale are in concert at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on the MUW campus. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Music, 662-241-6399. 




Pageant for the Cure -- A womanless beauty pageant to benefit breast cancer awareness and Susan G. Komen for the Cure is presented by Fairfield Inn and Suites in Columbus and Hampton Inn and Comfort Suites in Starkville at 7 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., Columbus. Tickets are $7. For information, call 662-241-1990 or 662-324-1333. 




Thursday, Oct. 31 


Haunted Horse Park -- Mississippi State's Residence Hall Association presents the Haunted Horse Park at the Mississippi Horse Park, 716 Poorhouse Road, Starkville. Admission is $5. For more information, call 662-325-0508.  




Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 31-Nov. 2 


Decorative Arts and Preservation Forum -- This forum and antiques show and sale at the Rosenzweig Arts Center in Columbus focuses on "Andrew Jackson's Military Road: Nashville to New Orleans." Highlights include "A Look at Hermitage," a holiday floral design workshop with Lynette McDougald, talks on Military Road and Jacksonian America, elegant dinners. For more information, contact the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation, 800-920-3533 or 




Oct. 31 through Nov. 3 and Nov. 5-9 


"A Catered Affair" -- Starkville Community Theatre's production of this poignant, funny musical about a Bronx mother's efforts to give her daughter an elaborate wedding begins at 7:30 p.m. (except Nov. 3, 2 p.m.) at The Playhouse on Main, 108 E. Main St. Pattye Archer directs. For more information or tickets, contact the box office, 662-323-6855. 




Friday, Nov. 1 


Handworks Bazaar -- This Habitat for Humanity fundraiser at the First United Methodist Church Life Center, 200 W. Lampkin St., Starkville, is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and features almost 40 vendors of hand-crafted items, a bake sale, sandwich shop and holiday entertainment. For more information, contact the church, 662-323-5722. 


At the piano -- Mississippi University for Women and the Music Teachers National Association welcome Grammy Award winner Angelin Chang in a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on the MUW campus. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Music, 662-241-6399. 


"Musical Milestones" -- The Starkville/MSU Symphony presents the premiere of the "Toy Maker Symphony" and other memorable compositions at First Baptist Church, 106 E. Lampkin Sr., at 7:30 p.m. Free to the public. To learn more about the association, visit 




Sat. Nov. 2 


MSMS 5K -- The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science hosts a 5K run at 8:30 a.m. at Demonstration Field on the Mississippi University for Women campus. Registration opens at 8 a.m.; $20 for adults, $15 for those 20 and younger. Proceeds benefit the MSMS Foundation. For rules and online registration, visit  


Run for Home 5K -- A 5K and a 1-mile fun run at the Columbus Riverwalk to benefit Bethany Christian Services begins at 9 a.m. Pre-registration entry is $20 ($25 race day) and $10 ($12 race day) at For more information, visit the website or email [email protected] 




Monday, Nov. 4 


Hazard Lecture Series -- Mississippi State professor emeritus Michael B. Ballard speaks on "Civil War on the Rivers of Mississippi" at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Academy Elementary School auditorium, 623 Magnolia Lane. The program is free to the public. For more information, contact Beth Lucas, 662-327-1556. 




Tuesday, Nov. 5 


Portland Cello Project -- Mississippi State's Lyceum Series presents an innovative cello showcase that has wowed audiences from nightclubs to symphony halls and even halftime at Portland Trailblazers games. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium on MSU's campus. Tickets are $15 (+$3 fee). Get tickets at or call 662-325-2930.  




Thursday, Nov. 7 


ARTfordable -- A free reception from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center opens a show of original work by a wide variety of area artists, all priced at $100 or less for holiday shopping. Don't miss the simultaneous Artist Alley exhibit of art by children of the Boys & Girls Club of the Golden Triangle. A call is open to all artists/photographers for a "Picture Columbus" exhibit to be displayed in Artist Alley in December. For information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787. 




Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 7-9 


"The Good Doctor" -- The Mississippi University for Women Department of Theatre presents this Neil Simon comedy with music at 7:30 p.m. in Cromwell Communications Center on campus. General admission is $10; students $5. For more information, contact the department, 662-329-7260. 




Friday, Nov. 8 


Art auction -- Annunciation Catholic School's annual fundraising gala (formerly Jeans and Jazz) begins at 7 p.m. at Trotter Convention Center in Columbus, with heavy hors d'oeuvres and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $25. For more information, contact the Annunciation School office, 662-328-4479. 




Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9 


Ghosts & Legends -- Meet some of the "spirits" that still reside in Columbus as they tell of history and mystery. Bus tours depart the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center, 300 Main St., Columbus, beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Columbus Arts Council, 662-328-2787. 




Saturday, Nov. 9 


Giant Possum Town Yard Sale -- This community-wide yard sale at the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market at Second Avenue and Second Street North in Columbus from 7 a.m.-noon is open to fundraising groups, families and individuals. Reserve a booth for $25 by contacting Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.  


SAAC annual gala -- The Starkville Area Arts Council's "Night at the Louvre" is a 6:30 p.m. black-tie affair with social hour, dinner, dance and silent auction at the Hunter Henry Center on the Mississippi State campus. Reservations are required; tickets are $75. For more information, contact SAAC, 662-324-3080. 




Sunday, Nov. 10 


Light and Lively -- The Starkville/MSU Symphony Chorus directed by Doug Browning presents a free program at First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Lampkin St., Starkville, at 7:30 p.m. To learn more about the symphony association, visit