March 9, 2019 10:01:57 PM
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]
Thursday, March 14
Exhibit reception -- Starkville Area Arts Council opens an exhibit by Laurie Burton of Starkville with a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. at The Partnership , 200 E. Main St., Starkville. Free to the public.
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. Food by Huck's Place. $10. For information or to make donations, contact Colin Krieger, 662-329-7653.
Friday and Saturday, March 22-23
New Narrative Festival and Conference -- Hear about topics ranging from global food security, the Mississippi Choctaws and unmanned aerial systems research to new social landscapes at this two-day event at The Mill Conference Center, 100 Mercantile Lane, in Starkville. Learn more and register at newnarrativefestival.msstate.edu, or contact John Forde, 662-325-8033.
Sunday, March 24
Rust College Choir -- St. James United Methodist Church, 722 Military Road, Columbus, hosts this acclaimed a capella choir at 6:30 p.m. Admission donation is $10 adults; $5 youth 12-18 (children 11 and under attend free). For more information, contact Tavetia Hughes, 662-327-4538.
Wednesday, March 27
Noon Tunes -- This spring series of lunchtime concerts at Trotter Convention Center's Courtyard in downtown Columbus kicks off with music by Jase Dalrymple from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. Other Noon Tunes dates are April 3, 10 and 24. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.
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 festival.library.msstate.edu. or call 662-325-6634.
Thursday through Sunday, March 28-31
MUW Homecoming -- Mississippi University for Women's homecoming features numerous activities including musical performances, art exhibitions and presentations and more. Find the schedule of events at longblueline.muw.edu.
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 VisitColumbusMS.org for a list of events, or call 800-920-3533.