Community Calendar for the week of September 2, 2018

September 1, 2018 10:01:01 PM



Thursday, Sept. 6 


Exhibit reception -- A reception from 5:30-7 p.m. at The W Galleries in the Art & Design Building on campus celebrates large-scale contemporary works by four artists in a show titled "Unnatural Response."  


Exhibit reception -- A reception for an exhibit of found-object sculptures and paintings by Amy Ballard of Columbus is 5:30-7 p.m. at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Artwork by Ballard's art students from Victory Christian Academy will be displayed in the adjoining Artist Alley gallery.  




Friday through Sunday, Sept 7-9 


Tennessee Williams Tribute -- Friday: Poetry Hour (4 p.m., Three Sisters Pie Co.); Stella Shouting Contest (5:30 p.m., Hollyhocks); and "A Streetcar Named Desire" movie (8 p.m., Columbus Arts Council). Saturday: Tom's Columbus breakfast (8 a.m., Tennessee Williams Home); Porch Plays (10:30 a.m., Whitehall); "Boom" movie (12:30 p.m., CAC); Moon Lake Gala (6 p.m., CAC). Sunday: TWT Sermon (8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church); Victorian Homes Tour (1-4 p.m., Tennessee Williams Home). Many events free. Visit or call 662-368-8591. 




Saturday, Sept. 8  


Little Hands, Big Trucks -- This United Way of Lowndes County fundraiser from 9 a.m.-noon at the Columbus Soccer Complex at Second Avenue and Second Street North invites youngsters (of all ages) to explore vehicles from fire trucks and ambulances to excavators and tractors. A special sensory hour from 9-10 a.m. caters to individuals with special needs or anyone who enjoys a horn-free visit. Armbands are $5 at the event. 




Monday, Sept. 10 


Hazard Lecture Series -- The 2018 Hazard Lecture Series presents Jim Floyd, program advisor and former director of the Auburn University Canine Performance Sciences, at 7 p.m. at Heritage Academy Elementary School Activity Building, 623 Willowbrook Road, Columbus. Free to the public. For more information, contact Beth Lucas, 662-327-1595, ext. 211. 




Thursday, Sept. 13  


Roast-N-Boast auction -- This fundraiser to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital begins at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 308 Chubby Drive, Columbus. Free to attend; refreshments will be available for purchase. For information, visit  


Battle of the Bands -- The winner of this contest at MSU Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium will open for Bulldog Bash Sept. 28. Get applications at 




Friday, Sept. 14 


Starkville Art Walk -- Part of New South Weekends in Starkville, fine art vendors display and sell their original work in tents throughout downtown from 2-5 p.m. For more information, visit of contact The Partnership, 662-323-3322. 




Saturday, Sept. 15 


Canoe day -- Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge hosts free canoeing and kayaking at Bluff Lake. Canoes, kayak, life jackets and paddles provided free between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Refuge Visitor Center outside Starkville. For information, call 662-323-5548. 




Sunday, Sept. 16 


Downtown Venue Stroll -- Stroll downtown Columbus from 1-5 p.m. to visit three unique social venues, Events Off 5th, The Southern and Venue 208. Enjoy light refreshments and mellow entertainment as you tour event venues and meet the owners.  




Friday, Sept. 21 


Shots Heard 'Round the World -- Rotary Club of Columbus hosts this fourth annual target shooting competition fundraiser at Prairie Wildlife in Clay County. Proceeds will benefit efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. For information, contact Stacy Madison, 601-562-2761; James Hazard, 662-574-2577; or Chase Frazure, 662-251-3942.  




Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-22 


Roast-N-Boast BBQ championship -- This Mississippi State BBQ Championship takes place at the Columbus Fairgrounds on Highway 69 South. Opening ceremony is 5 p.m. Sept. 21. $5 gate charge Sept. 21; no charge Sept. 22. For information, visit 




Saturday, Sept. 22 


Run United 5K Kickoff -- This 8 a.m. 5K at the Starkville Sportsplex, with live music and rally stations, benefits United Way of North Central Mississippi. Check-in is 7 a.m.. $25 early registration ($30 race morning). For more information, visit or call 662-323-3830. 




Thursday, Sept. 27 


MUW Lowndes Alumni -- The W Lowndes County Alumni Chapter hosts a Welty Symposium preview luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Hogarth Dining Center on campus. Cost is $12.25, payable at the event. 


Downtown Columbus Art Walk -- Stroll through downtown Columbus to visit with artists displaying their original work from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy live music, kids' activities and shopping-after-hours. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305. 




Friday, Sept. 28 


Bulldog Bash -- This free full-day event by the MSU Student Association includes the Maroon Market, concerts and other activities. Watch for details at, or call 662-325-2930 for more information. 






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