Community Calendar for the week of February 9, 2020


Dispatch Staff Report



Wednesday, Feb. 12


Science Night at the Museums -- Hosted by MSU Museums and Galleries, this family-friendly night-out from 5:30-8:30 p.m. features museum tours, science demos and fun activities is free to all ages at Hilbun Hall, Harned Hall and Cobb Institute of Archaeology, all on Lee Boulevard on the MSU campus. For more information visit




Friday, Feb. 14


Lee Foundation Valentine's Day Gala -- Specialty desserts and elegant florals are center stage as the Stephen D. Lee Foundation hosts its 10th annual Valentine's Day Gala from 7-10 p.m. at the Stephen D. Lee Home, 316 Seventh St. N., Columbus. For information and reservations, contact Eulalie Davis, 662-328-3088.



Wednesday, Feb. 19


Table Talks -- Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library revives its Table Talk series at 5 p.m. with author John Bateman of Starkville at the library at 314 Seventh St. N., Columbus. Bateman will read from his novel "Who Killed Buster Sparkle?" Free to the public. Call 662-329-5300 for more information.


The Orators lecture -- The Mississippi State Shackouls Honors College presents V. Denise James, director of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Dayton, with "An Imperfect Person, Called Hero" at 2 p.m. in the Griffis Hall Forum Room. A reception follows. For more information, contact Donna Clevinger, 662-325-2522.



Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 19-22


"Mama Mia!" -- Theatre MSU presents this hit musical featuring the songs of ABBA at 7:30 p.m. at McComas Theatre on campus. Tickets are $15; $10 students. Visit or call 662-325-3320.



Feb. 20-23 and 25-29


"Blame it on Beckett" -- Starkville Community Theatre presents this witty play at 7:30 p.m. nightly (except 2 p.m. Sunday) at the Playhouse on Main, 108 E. Main St. in downtown Starkville. Tickets are $15; $10 students. For reservations, contact the box office, 662-323-6855. Limited seating.



Friday, Feb. 21


Spring recital -- Mississippi University for Women Department of Music presents a spring recital at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on campus. Free to the public.



Sunday, Feb. 23


Bands concert -- Mississippi State Department of Music presents a concert by its community, concert and symphonic bands at 2 p.m. in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium on campus.


Sundays at the Center -- The West Point/Clay County Arts Council hosts a program by the Fifth Street Performing Arts students at 2 p.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 521 Commerce St. Free to the public.



Monday, Feb. 24


Starkville Community Theatre -- SCT presents "A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney" at 7:30 p.m. at McComas Hall at Mississippi State. (Contains strong language.) The production won Best Production and other awards at the Mississippi Theatre Association Festival. Tickets $10 at the door; donations toward travel to regional competition are appreciated. Email [email protected]


Reflect & Rejoice -- Mississippi State presents this Black History Choral Concert at 7 p.m. at Starkville's First Baptist Church, 106 E. Lampkin St. Free to the public.



Tuesday, Feb. 25


New Music at The W -- This Mississippi University for Women choral concert featuring new music begins at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on campus. Free to the public.


Friday, Feb. 28


MUW Concert -- Mississippi University for Women presents a concert featuring the MUW Choral Singers and MUW Chorale at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on campus. Free to the public.



Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 27-29


Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival -- Mississippi State University Libraries present the 14th annual Charles H. Templeton Ragtime & Jazz Festival, with the Gatsby Fashion Gala, concerts, silent movies, seminars and more at Mitchell Memorial Library on campus. For information and tickets, visit, or call 662-325-6634.




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