Community Calendar for the week of March 3, 2019


Dispatch Staff Report



Last week: Water/Ways Exhibit


Water/Ways Exhibit -- Through March 7, the Tenn-Tom Waterway Museum hosts the Smithsonian Water/Ways traveling exhibit at 317 Seventh St. N. Museum hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For information or to book group tours, call 662-328-8936.




Tuesday, March 5


Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper -- This annual pancake supper and bingo event from 5:30-7 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 318 College St., Columbus, benefits the church youth group. Get tickets at For more information, contact the church office, 662-328-6673.


Turf & Landscape seminar -- Lowndes County Master Gardeners present this free seminar at 6 p.m. at the MSU Extension Service Lowndes County office, 485 Tom Rose Road, Columbus, with Jeff Wilson, Master Gardener state coordinator. Topics include lawn care and establishment, landscaping ideas and maintenance. For information, call 662-328-2111.



Thursday through Saturday, March 7-9


Music by Women Festival -- Performances, lecture recitals, papers and presentations on music composed, taught and performed by women highlight this third annual event at Mississippi University for Women's Poindexter Hall. For more information, email [email protected]



Friday, March 8


Exhibit reception -- A free reception from 5:30-7 p.m. opens a combined show: "tomboyART Collective" by Yolande van Heerden, and "Functional Mud," a pottery exhibit by Three Oaks Pottery at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Lukuise Swanigan will fabric art in Artist Alley. Free to the public.



Friday and Saturday, March 8-9


Blues for Willie -- Vasti Jackson, Debbie Bond Blues Band, Old Memphis Kings, "Down in the Woods" documentary and a barbecue dinner highlight the Columbus Arts Council's Blues for Willie Festival at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Individual concert tickets and weekend passes are available at, or call 662-328-2787.



Saturday, March 9


Rockin' for Rob benefit -- Rick's Cafe, 319 Highway 182 E. in Starkville, hosts this medical benefit for the Rob Swindol family from 5-11 p.m. Live music by groups including Flathead Ford, Alan Stephens Band, Ming Donkey, Mookie, Shane Tubbs Band and more. $10 donation at the door.



Tuesday, March 12


Quilt reception -- The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library hosts a noon reception for its annual quilt exhibit. Rita Williams of the Buttahatchee Barn Quilt Trail is speaker. The display will be up until April 26. For more information, contact Brenda Durrett, 662-329-5304 or [email protected]



Sunday, March 17


St. Patty's Pawty -- This benefit for the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society is 1-6 p.m. at Zachary's, 205 Fifth St. N. Live music, green beer, pet parade, raffle and more. $10. For more information or to make donations, contact Colin Krieger, 662-329-7653.



Thursday through Saturday, March 28-30


Ragtime Jazz Festival, Gatsby Gala -- The 13th annual Charles H. Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival at Mississippi State University's Mitchell Memorial Library and other locations features multiple performing artists and silent films. The Gatsby Gala kicks off the festival with a 1920s-inspired fashion show and exhibits at the library March 28. Get more information and tickets at or call 662-325-6634.



March 28-April 6


Columbus Spring Pilgrimage -- Home and garden tours, Tales from the Crypt, a crawfish and shrimp boil, a half marathon and 5K, Catfish in the Alley, Artisans Alley and a garden party are among highlights of the 79th annual Columbus Pilgrimage. Go to for a list of events, or call 800-920-3533.




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