Thursday, Aug. 6
West Point Luncheon with Books — See details at right.
Bluegrass and Baroque — The Summer Symphony Chorus directed by Peter Infanger presents this free program at Starkville’s First United Methodist Church Connection Building at 7:30 p.m. (refreshments served at 7 p.m.). Dr. Jackie Edwards-Henry performs on harpsichord. The Gospel Nightcrawlers, led by Doug Browning, present the bluegrass portion. Donations to the Starkville-MSU Symphony Association are welcomed.
Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 6-8
Art Rocks — The Columbus Arts Council kicks off its 2015-16 season theme “Art Rocks” with an exhibit by Sami Austin, Montero Baker, Conner Burns and Ross Whitwam, and rock art activity, from 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Rosenzweig Arts Center. On Aug. 7, Flathead Ford performs at 8:30 p.m. on the gallery floor; food by Zachary’s ($6/$8). On Aug. 8, rock art activities 10 a.m.-noon. A “found” drum percussion circle for ages 12 and up is at 1 p.m. Contact the CAC, 662-328-2787.
Saturday, Aug. 8
Book signing — Candy Grant of Columbus reads from her children’s books at Barnes and Noble on the Mississippi State University campus at 11:30 a.m. A book signing follows.
Magnolia Speedway Fan Appreciation — Magnolia Motor Speedway at 495 Highway 45 South hosts a Fan Appreciation Night featuring racing, bicycle races, Powder Puff race, Factory Stock Special and more. Cost is $5. For more information, call 662-240-3478 or visit magnoliadirt.com.
Saturday, Aug. 15
Possum Town Triathlon — The fourth annual Possum Town Triathlon at Columbus Lake on Lock and Dam Road begins at 7 a.m. and includes a 600-yard swim, 17-mile bike ride and 5K run. Awards presentation at 10 a.m. Register at possumtowntriathlon.com. (Online registration closes Aug. 13; no race day registration.)
Forks & Corks & Taps — Area chefs compete for prizes and bragging rights at this Starkville Area Arts Council fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. in the E.E. Cooley Building at The Mill, 600 Russell St., Starkville. Tickets are $75 and also include wine and tastings from Mississippi craft breweries. For information or tickets, visit starkvillearts.org or call 662-324-3080.
Thursday, Aug. 20
Family Research 101 — Main Street Macon presents a free program with author and Noxubee County Historical Society member Sharon Leslie Morgan from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Macon Welcome Center, 2904 Jefferson St., Macon. Learn basics of researching family history from the founder of Our Black Ancestry, a website and social network community. Free.
Friday, Aug. 21
Honey Boy & Boots — The Columbus Arts Council hosts Nashville-based Honey Boy & Boots (Drew and Courtney Blackwell, formerly of Starkville) on their ‘Sippi Jukin’ Tour, 7 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center Omnova Theatre, 501 Main St. For more information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787.
Sunday, Aug. 23
Sundays at the Center — The West Point/Clay County Arts Council hosts The Sumic Trio at 2 p.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point. Free. For more information, contact the WPCCAC, 662-494-5678.
Saturday, Aug. 29
Rodeo Roundup — The Mississippi Horse Park hosts Starkville Academy’s SAPA Rodeo Roundup. An afternoon of fun with inflatables, face painting, games and more. Times TBA. For more information, call 662-325-9350.
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