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Tuesday, Dec. 18
Christmas strings -- Take a noon-time break with Tuesday Tunes in the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center gallery, 501 Main St. Live music will be by the Sumic String Trio of Lucy and Laura Sandifer on violin and Scott Sandifer on cello. Lunch by Zachary's will be available ($7). Lunch reservations before Dec. 18 are appreciated. For more information, contact the Columbus Arts Council, 662-328-2787 (may leave message).
Monday, Dec. 31
New Year's Eve ball drop -- Geno and the Mississippi Blues Boys entertain at Columbus' downtown block party and New Year's Eve ball drop at Leadership Plaza, at College Street and Fifth Street South. The party from 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. includes a $500 cash giveaway after the ball drop at midnight. Admission is $5. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.
New Year's Eve party -- This New Year's celebration from 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. features music by Freeway at Trotter Convention Center. Ticket price includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, free brew and set-ups, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight and breakfast. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For information, contact Glenn Baldwin at 662-386-1542 or Kenneth Montgomery at 662-327-2663.
Tuesday, Jan. 8
Celebrate Elvis -- The Columbus Arts Council invites you to mark Elvis' birthday with a stimulating seminar on Mississippi's most famous singer by Carla Falkner of Tupelo, music and some of the King of Rock 'n Roll's favorite foods at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. For more information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787.
Historic home tours -- Daily tour schedules of some of Columbus' most historic homes are available from the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center at 300 Main St., or by calling 662-328-0222. Tour fees may apply. Homes open for tours year-round include: Amzi Love Home (c. 1848), Lee Home/Museum (c. 1847), Rosedale (c. 1856), Rosewood Manor (c. 1835), Temple Heights (c. 1837), Tennessee Williams Home (c. 1875), Waverley Mansion (c. 1852) and Whitehall (c. 1843).
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