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Community Calendar for the week of May 14, 2017


Dispatch Staff Report



Monday, May 15 


Open House -- The public is invited to an open house from 1-3:30 p.m. for the new Mississippi State University Extension Service Lowndes County office at 485 Tom Rose Road, Columbus. A specialist will be on hand to answer gardening questions. For more information, contact the Extension office, 662-328-2111. 




Wednesday, May 17 


Police Week Prayer Breakfast -- In observance of National Police Week, a Prayer Breakfast for area law enforcement officers begins at 7 a.m. in the First Baptist Church Ministries Activities Building, 3000 Bluecutt Road, Columbus. Family members are welcome. For more information, contact Fred Shelton, 662-364-1829 or email [email protected] 




Tuesday through Saturday, May 23-27 


"Fools" -- Starkville Community Theatre presents this comic fable by Neil Simon at 7:30 p.m. at the Playhouse on Main, 108 E. Main St., Starkville. Karen Thead directs. Tickets are $15; $10 for students. For more information, contact the box office, 662-323-6855. 




Friday, May 26 


Honeyboy & Boots CD release concert -- The Columbus Arts Council hosts a CD release concert by Honeyboy & Boots, with special guest Caleb Childs, at 7 p.m. in the Rosenzweig Arts Center Omnova Theater, 501 Main St. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door, if available. Purchase at (Events link), or call 662-328-2787 (closed Mondays).  




Thursday, June 1 


Exhibit reception -- A free reception from 5:30-7 p.m. opens an exhibit of work by John Armistead at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Call 662-328-2787 for information. 


Sounds of Summer -- This four-part series of free concerts at the Columbus Riverwalk kicks off with live music by Stormy Monday from 7-9, sponsored by Main Street Columbus and the Columbus-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce. Food and cold beverages are available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs or blankets; no pets or coolers. Additional concerts are June 15 and 29, and July 13. For more information, contact MSC, 662-328-6305. 




Saturday, June 3 


Genealogy Fair -- The fourth annual free E.O. Templeton Jr. History and Genealogy Fair is 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Mississippi State University's Mitchell Memorial Library. Space is limited; advance registration is recommended at A boxed lunch ($8 cash or check) is available. For more information, contact Neil Gilbeau, 662-325-7679, or email [email protected] 




Friday, June 9 


Friday Night Jams -- The West Point/Clay County Arts Council presents Friday Night James at 7 p.m. at the Louise Campbell Arts Center, 235 Commerce St., West Point. Free. Visit



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