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Community Calendar for the week of December 31, 2017


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Thursday, Jan. 4 


Exhibit reception -- The Columbus Arts Council hosts a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. opening an exhibition of 2D and 3D expressive experiments by Joe MacGown of Starkville at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Free to the public. For more information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787. 




Saturday, Jan. 6 


Art showing -- A showing of original artwork by Andre Ray begins at 6 p.m. at Beans & Cream, 60 Brickerton St., Columbus. Open to the public. 




Thursday, Jan. 11 


Preserving Family Photographs -- The Columbus Lowndes Public Library hosts this workshop with Kim Du Boise from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the library, 314 Seventh St. N. Bring up to three family photos, negatives or films for evaluation. Free; limited seating. Register at 662-329-5300 or email [email protected] by Jan. 5. 




Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 11-14 


Mississippi Theatre Festival and Convention -- Mississippi University for Women hosts this statewide festival for community theater and high school theater productions, many of which are open to the public. For more information, visit 




Tuesday, Jan. 16 


Music and spoken word tribute -- The Columbus Arts Council hosts an evening of music and spoken word at 7 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Contact the CAC for information, 662-328-2787.  




Saturday, Jan. 20 


Frostbite Half-Marathon -- This half-marathon benefit for the Starkville Fire Department includes a 10K and 5K begins and ends on Starkville's Main Street. Races begin at 9 a.m. For more information or to register, go to before Jan. 18. Medals awarded at noon. 


Souper Bowl -- Starkville eateries vie for "best of" votes with signature soups from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Main Street downtown. Advance tickets are $15 adults; $5 children, through a link at Tickets are $20 day of. Call 662-323-3322 for more information.



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