Community Calendar for the week of July 8, 2018


Dispatch Staff Report



Thursday, July 12 


Sounds of Summer -- Stormy Monday entertains from 7-9 p.m. at the Columbus Riverwalk. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. No coolers or pets. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305, or the Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce, 662-328-4491. 




Friday, July 13 


Exhibit reception -- The public is invited to a free reception from 5-8 p.m. for an exhibit of blind contour oil paintings by Emmie Sherertz of Columbus at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St.For more information, visit or call 662-328-2787. 


Friday Night Jams -- The West Point/Clay County Arts Council hosts live music with Friday Night Jams at 7 p.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point. Free to the public. 




Saturday, July 14 


Sizzling Second Saturday -- Special activities at Columbus' Hitching Lot Farmers Market between 7-10 a.m. include a visit from The W's Project CHEW food truck with healthy snacks for kids, water safety advice from the Army Corps of Engineers plus face painting. Kids can paint a ceramic piggy bank to keep. Saum Chiropractic will offer stress screenings for adults. Second Avenue and Second Street North. 


Substance Abuse Prevention Conference -- This 8 a.m.-4 p.m. conference featuring Tawana Williams, Victor DeNoble, Dr. Julius Kato, Dr. Angela Riley and Dr. Gaurav Dutta is free to the public, in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium at Mississippi State. Entertainment, prizes and more; insight into underage drinking, prescription and opioid abuse and addictions. Sponsored by Community Counseling Prevention Services. Reserve seats at 662-295-1633.  




Thursday, July 19 


Downtown at Sundown -- Starkville's series of free summer concerts continues from 7-9 p.m. at Fire Station Park. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. No coolers. Food and drink vendors will be on site. For information, visit or call The Partnership, 662-323-3322. 




Friday and Saturday, July 20-21 


"Wizard of Oz" -- West Point/Clay County Arts Council presents this play at 7 p.m. at Center Stage Auditorium (Central School), West Point. Tickets $15; $10 children 3-17 and seniors at Petal Pushers, Growth Alliance and First United Methodist Church in West Point. Visit 




Sunday, July 22 


Sunday Funday -- This mini arts and music fest from 1-6 p.m. at the Parthenon on Starkville's University Drive showcases area artisans and musicians. Visit 




Thursday, July 26 


Sounds of Summer -- The Bouncing Betty band entertains at this final 2018 Sounds of Summer concert. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for the free event from 7-9 p.m. at the Columbus Riverwalk. Concessions available for purchase. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305, or Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce, 662-328-4491. 






Farmers Markets -- Columbus Hitching Lot Farmers Market: Mondays 4-6 p.m.; Thursdays and Saturdays 7-10 a.m. Second Street and Second Avenue North. 


Starkville Community Market: Tuesdays 4-6 p.m.; Saturdays 7:30-10:30 a.m. Fire Station Park, Russell and Lampkin Streets.  


West Point Farmers Market: Thursdays 5-6:30 p.m., Mossy Oak Outlet Pavilion, Highway 45 Alt.  


Caledonia Market on Main: Fridays July 13 and 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.



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