Monday, April 22
Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet — Mississippi State’s Lyceum Series brings this acclaimed quintet to Lee Hall’s Bettersworth Auditorium on campus at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18; seniors 65+ and MSU faculty/staff, $15. Children 3-12, $11. MSU students attend free. For more information, visit lyceum.msstate.edu or call 662-325-2930.
Wednesday, April 24
Table Talk – Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Youth Services Coordinator Lindsey Miller will share recommendations after attending the Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at the University of Southern Mississippi during Table Talk: A Casual Visit with Books from noon-1 p.m. at the library located at 314 Seventh St. N. Bring lunch at 11:30 a.m. to socialize; iced tea will be served. All are welcome.
Friday, April 26
Lowndes Relay for Life — This all-night fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. at the Columbus High School Soccer Field. Activities include survivors’ and caregivers’ laps, luminaria ceremony, food, an illusionist, games and live music by Swing Shift, Chasing Daylight, MSMS Blue Notes, Harmony Grits, Hope Street Band, St. John and the Priest, and more. Open to the public. Visit facebook.com/RelayForLifeOfLowndesCounty.
Friday through Sunday,
“Legally Blonde: the Musical” — Heritage Academy presents this musical April 26 at 7 p.m., April 27 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and April 28 at 2 p.m. in the HA Student Activity Building, 625 Magnolia Lane, Columbus. Tickets at the door are $10 adults; $8 students. For more information, contact the school, 662-327-5272.
Tuesday, April 23 and Thursday through Sunday, April 25-28
“A Casserole Patrol Wedding” — Columbus Community Theatre and the Columbus Arts Council present this comedic look at the pursuit of love. The production begins at 7 p.m. April 23 and April 25-27, and at 2 p.m. April 28, in the Rosenzweig Arts Center’s Omnova Theater, 501 Main St., Columbus. Tickets are $10 in advance at the arts center; $12 at door, if available. For tickets or information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787.
April 25 and April 27
Friends Book Sale — The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library host a book sale Thursday, April 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday April 27, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., on the second floor of the library at 314 Seventh St. N. Find best-selling fiction, novels, histories, biographies, cookbooks, children’s books, sports books, self-help and audio books priced from 50 cents to $4.
Thursday, May 2
National Day of Prayer — A Christian Community Observance of the National Day of Prayer will be held outside the Lowndes County Courthouse in Columbus at noon to pray for America. For more information, call 662-327-6962.
Friday, May 3
Oktibbeha Relay for Life — Oktibbeha County’s Relay for Life 2013 begins at the Starkville Sportsplex, 405 Lynn Lane, at 6 p.m. Visit facebook.com/Oktibbeha-County-Relay-for-Life.
Friday and Saturday, May 3-4
Market Street Festival — Columbus’ biggest annual event features a ticketed concert with Mother’s Finest and the Juke Joint Gypsies May 3 downtown, followed by a full day May 4 of arts and crafts, free live music, juried art competition, food court, children’s activities and much more. Rockabilly Hall of Famer Linda Gail Lewis headlines Saturday’s music stages at 3:30 p.m. May 4. See the activities and music line-up at marketstreetfestival.com, or contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.
Saturday, May 4
Starkville Community Market — Starkville’s farmers’ market opens for summer on Saturdays from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the northwest corner of Jackson and Lampkin Streets downtown. Find locally grown produce, artisans, baked goods, cooking demos and more. For additional information, contact Jennifer Prather, 662-323-3322.
Saturday, May 11
Hitching Lot Summer Opening — The Suzuki Strings and children’s activities hosted by the Y help celebrate the launch of Columbus’ Hitching Lot Farmers’ Market three-days-a-week schedule at Second Avenue and Second Street North. In addition to local growers, summer Saturdays also feature area artisans, flowers and plants, fun contests and more. As of May 11, shop the market Saturdays and Thursdays, 7-10 a.m. and Mondays 4-6 p.m. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.
Friday, May 31
Mississippi Moon — Area musicians interpret Mississippi’s music in this Columbus Arts Council open mic show in the Rosenzweig Arts Center’s Omnova Theater, 501 Main St. Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. event are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. If interested in performing, contact Beverly Norris, 662-328-2787.
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