TWT sermon — You’re invited to an 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. sermon by the Rev. Anne Harris at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 318 College St., on the topic of the Tennessee Williams Tribute play “Period of Adjustment.” (Williams’ grandfather, the Rev. Walter Dakin, was priest at St. Paul’s from 1913-1915.) A continental breakfast will be served all morning by the TWT Committee in the church atrium.
Tour of Victorian Homes — A tour from 2-5 p.m. features the Tennessee Williams Home (Welcome Center) at 300 Main St. in Columbus; the 1878 home of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Farris Smith at 1301 Third Ave. N.; the 1890 Painted Lady home of Jennifer and Katie Rose Miller 504 Fifth St. S.; and the Moon Lake Bed & Breakfast, where actors will greet visitors in the “Streetcar,” “Baby Doll” and “Tin Roof” suites inspired by Williams’ plays. (Visitors will be guided to the Moon Lake B&B from the Painted Lady.) Tickets are $20 at the Welcome Center, which opens at 1 p.m. Call 662-328-0222 for information.
Tuesday, Sept. 10
“Rivers” book launch —
The public is invited to a book launch of Michael Farris Smith’s novel “Rivers” from 5-7 p.m. in the W Room of the Hogarth Student Center on the Mississippi University for Women campus. The event celebrating the MUW associate professor of English’s release is presented by MUW, Catfish Alley magazine, Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Library and the Columbus Arts Council. Light refreshments will be served. Barnes & Noble will have books available for purchase and signing.
Thursday, Sept. 12
Musica con Sabor Latino — The Columbus Arts Council presents Salsa de Rumba (Bob Damm, Chad Anderson, Drew Dieckmann, David Reese, Adib Sabir, Doug Thomas) and emcee Armando de la Cruz in an evening of music flavored by Afro-Caribbean, Jamaican, calypso, Brazilian, Cuban salsa and bossa nova rhythms. The 7 p.m. event is at the Rosenzweig Arts Center Omnova Theater, 501 Main St. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door. For more information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787.
Sept. 12-15 and 17-21
“The Odd Couple” — Starkville Community Theatre presents Neil Simon’s classic at Playhouse on Main, 108 E. Main St. For ticket reservations and information, call the SCT box office, 662-323-6855.
Saturday, Sept. 14
Butterfly garden tours — Join master gardeners for free tours of the Columbus Riverwalk butterfly garden (at Moore’s Creek Road) from 9-11 a.m. Extension Service horticulturists will be on hand to answer gardening questions. For more information, contact the Lowndes County Extension office, 662-328-2111.
Saturday, Sept. 21
Garden tour and open house — The MSU Extension Service presents a free Summer Rose Garden Tour and Open House from 9-11 a.m. at the A.B. McKay Food Research and Enology Lab on the North Campus. For information, contact Dr. Geoffrey Denny, 662-325-1682.
Tuesday through Saturday, Sept. 24-28
Possum Town Storytelling Festival — Internationally recognized professional storytellers Len Cabral, Carmen Agra Deedy and Kuniko Yamamoto weave words into magic at the second annual Possum Town Storytelling Festival presented by the Columbus Arts Council. Programs for all ages will be presented at various locations in Columbus. Stay tuned for details. For information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787 or visit columbus-arts.org.
Thursday, Sept. 26
History and Traditions of SEC Football — This fundraiser for the Mississippi State Wesley Foundation features SEC historian Dr. Mark Windham from 6-8:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Food and fellowship is 6-7 p.m.; Dr. Windham’s presentation is 7-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, available through Sept. 18 at the FUMC office and Wesley board members. Call 662-323-1778 for more information.
Thursday, Sept. 26
“Confluence” gallery reception — The public is invited to a gallery reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery (second floor of the MSU Welcome Center) for the “Kathryn Hunter: Confluence” exhibit. For more information, go to caad.msstate.edu or contact Lori Neuenfeldt, 662-325-2970.
Saturday, Sept. 28
Symphony concert — The Columbus Arts Council’s Concert and Artist Series presents the Starkville/MSU Symphony at Rent Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Michael Brown of MSU directs. Dr. Julia Mortyakova, chair of the MUW Department of Music, is a guest soloist. Tickets are $10 in advance at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., and $12 at the door. For information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787.
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