Community Calendar for the week of April 14, 2019


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Tuesday, April 16 


100+ Women Who Care -- In Columbus and Lowndes County: 100 women giving $100 means $10,000 awarded to a member-nominated and voted on local charity. Too good to be true? Believe it. #the POWERof100. A Membership registration and social is 5:30 p.m. April 16 at Courtyard by Marriott in Columbus.  




Friday through Sunday, April 19-21 


Living Pictures -- Fairview Baptist Church, 127 Airline Road, Columbus, presents its Easter production, "From Prisoners to Believers," with choirs, orchestra and drama cast at 6:30 p.m. Free to the public. For more information, call the church office, 662-328-2924. 




Saturday, April 20 


Sportsplex Easter Egg Hunt -- Starkville Parks & Recreation hosts an egg hunt with petting zoo, inflatables and games from 10 a.m.-noon at the Starkville Sportsplex, 405 Lynn Lane; sponsored by The Orchard and Bethlehem Churches, and Starkville Mayor's Youth Council. For information, call 662-323-2294. 


Easter Egg Hunt -- This Easter Egg Hunt begins begins at 11 a.m. at Moncrief Park, North Jackson Street, in Starkville. For more information, visit or call 662-684-9099. 




Tuesday, April 23 


Jazz ensemble -- The W's Jazz Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall's Kossen Auditorium. Free to the public. 




Friday, April 26  


Blues for Willie -- A 6 p.m. barbecue dinner ($10; RSVP by April 25) precedes the Debbie Bond Blues Band as the Columbus Arts Council honors late bluesman Willie King at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. (a rescheduled weather event). CAC member tickets $15 advance/$17 at door; non-members $20/22. Or purchase a two-night ticket ($22/25; $25/28) that includes Honeyboy and Boots CD release April 27 (see below). 




Saturday, April 27 


Honeyboy and Boots CD release concert -- The Columbus Arts Council presents a "Picture on the Wall" CD release concert by Honeyboy and Boots at 7 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center. CAC member tickets $12 advance/$15 at the door; non-members $15/17. Or purchase a two-night ticket ($22/25; $25/28) that includes the Debbie Bond Blues Band the previous night (see April 26 events).  


Color Run -- This third annual 5K Color Run and Walk to benefit Life Choices Pregnancy Care Center in Columbus begins at 9 a.m. at the Columbus Riverwalk. For information or to register, go to 


Touch a Truck -- Children get to explore emergency, utility, construction, transpotation and deliery vehicles from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at McKee Park, 405 Lynn Lane, Starkville, a benefit for the United Way of North Central Mississippi. Cost is $5. For information, call 662-323-3830.  


"Steel Magnolias" -- Blackfriars Drama Society at Mississippi State presents "Steel Magnolias" at noon and at 7 p.m. in McComas Hall. Tickets $10 (plus $2+ fee) general admission; $7 (plus fee), at  




Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28 


Columbus Choral Society -- The Choral Society presents "American Legacy," a concert at 7 p.m. April 27 at First Baptist Church, 202 Seventh St. N., Columbus; and at 2 p.m. April 28 at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point. $10 suggested donation.  




Thursday, May 2  


Day of Prayer observance -- The community is invited to an observance of the National Day of Prayer at noon in front of the Lowndes County Courthouse, 505 Second Ave. N., Columbus. Seating available. Sponsored by The Christian Community in Prayer, a non-denominational group of local citizens. For information, email [email protected] 




Friday and Saturday, May 3-4 


Market Street Festival -- Festivities kick off May 3 with a free Rockin' Country Style concert at 7 p.m. at the Columbus Riverwalk. Activities May 4 start at 8 a.m. with a 5K run. From 9 a.m.-5 p.m., arts and crafts vendors, food booths, live music, games and more fill downtown Columbus. For information, visit or contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305. 




Saturday, May 4 


Huguenot Society -- The annual Mississippi Branch meeting and luncheon of the Huguenot Society Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia begins at 11 a.m. at the Stephen D. Lee Home, 316 Seventh St. N., Columbus. Donna Lane presents "The Columbian Exchange." Cost is $15. For more information or to RSVP by May 1, contact Vernon Davis, 662-329-2778.



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