Columbus Choral Society — The Columbus Choral Society presents “Eat, Drink and Be Musical” at 3:30 p.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point. Free.
Starkville Christmas Open House — Participating Starkville merchants host Christmas Open House from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Kids are invited to Cookies with Santa, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the GSDP Welcome Center, 200 E. Main St. ($10 per photo). Proceeds benefit United Way of North Central Mississippi. West Point Christmas Open House — Participating West Point merchants and antique shops are open 1-4 p.m. for Christmas Open House.
Today through Saturday, Nov. 21
“Nunsense” — This Starkville Community Theatre musical is at 2 p.m. today and 7:30 p.m. weeknights at The Playhouse on Main, 108 E. Main St., Starkville. Advance tickets recommended. ($15; $10 students) Call the box office, 662-323-6855.
Tuesday, Nov. 17
Jazz ensemble — The Mississippi University for Women Jazz Ensemble performs at Poindexter Hall at 7:30 p.m. Free to the public. For more information, call 662-241-6399.
Tribute to veterans — The MSU Wind Ensemble presents music in honor of veterans at 7:30 p.m. in McComas Hall on the Mississippi State University campus. Free to the public. For more information, call 662-325-2713.
“We Bought a Zoo” talk — Benjamin Mee, whose purchase of a zoo in England inspired the film “We Bought a Zoo,” speaks at 7 p.m. in Lee Hall’s Bettersworth Auditorium on the Mississippi State campus. The Student Association production is free to the public. Call 662-325-2930 for more information.
Thursday, Nov. 19
Mayor’s Senior Citizens Luncheon — Columbus Mayor Robert Smith hosts a ninth annual Senior Citizens Luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Trotter Convention Center. All seniors are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the mayor’s office, 662-328-7021.
Columbus Community Thanksgiving Service — The public is invited to gather at noon at the Downtown YMCA in Columbus for a community Thanksgiving service. Open to all.
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21
“A Christmas Carol” — The Master’s Theatre group and Columbus Christian Academy present “A Christmas Carol, the Musical” at Joe Cook Auditorium, 2217 Seventh St. N., at 7 p.m. Advance tickets $5 at the BankFirst, 900 Main St., Columbus; $6 at the door. For more information, call Columbus Christian Academy, 662-328-7888 or 662-251-5954.
Saturday, Nov. 21
Holiday Farmers’ Market — Be at the Hitching Lot Farmers’ Market in Columbus from 9 a.m.-noon for a selection of homemade and homegrown food products, baked goods, arts and crafts, just in time for the holidays. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.
Sunday, Nov. 22
Book signing, tasting — Former MSU Bulldog and NFL player Reggie Kelly signs books and offers tastings of his Kyvan salsas, sauces and food products from 2-4 p.m. at the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center, 300 Main St., Columbus. Call 662-329-1191 for more information.
Monday, Nov. 23
Symphony orchestra — The Starkville/MSU Symphony Orchestra and MSU Department of Music presnts a joint concert featuring Vivaldi’s “Gloria” at 7:30 p.m. in McComas Hall on the Mississippi State campus. Free. Visit starkvillesymphony.org.
Tuesday, Nov. 24
Country Store Bake Sale — The 55th annual Country Store Bake Sale to benefit the Stephen D. Lee Foundation takes place at the S.D. Lee Home, 316 Seventh St. N., from 10 a.m.-noon (or as long as goods last). Be there early for a wide selection of cakes, pies, candies, breads, jellies and more to complete the Thanksgiving table.
Monday, Nov. 30
Columbus Tree Lighting — Gather at the Riverwalk’s Old 82 pedestrian bridge east end for the official lighting of the community Christmas tree. Festivities are 5:30-7 p.m.; lighting takes place at 6:15 p.m. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.
Starkville Christmas Parade — “A Star Spangled Christmas” is the theme of Starkville’s Christmas parade that begins at 6 p.m. and makes its way through downtown. For more information, contact Main Street Starkville, 662-323-3322.
Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 2-3
Holiday Bazaar — This 43rd annual Holiday Bazaar in Starkville is 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Starkville Sportsplex, 405 Lynn Lane. More than 90 vendors’ hand-crafted items are featured. For more information, call 662-323-3322 or email email@example.com.
Friday, Dec. 4
Wassail Fest — Downtown Columbus is filled with holiday festivities as merchants court your vote for best wassail from 5-8 p.m. Music, in-store demos, promotions and more. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.
Wassil at The W — Wassailing continues at Mississippi University for Women’s Pohl Gymnasium from 8-10 p.m. Highlights include carriage rides, indoor ice skating area, photos with the Ice Queen, crafts, refreshments and more.
Sunday, Dec. 6
Christmas floral design — The Columbus Arts Council presents “Christmas All Through the House,” a floral design event with internationally-known designer Ralph Null. Tickets to the 1:30 p.m. program at the Rosenzweig Arts Center are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. An auction of arrangements follows the presentation. For tickets or information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787.
Columbus Girlchoir — The Columbus Girlchoir presents a Christmas concert at 3 p.m. in Mississippi University for Women’s Poindexter Hall. Free to the public. Donations are appreciated.
Gospel Harmony Choir — The Mississippi University for Women United Harmony Gospel Choir presents “Singing to Give Back,” a Christmas concert at 5 p.m. in Rent Auditorium on campus. Bring a canned good or other non-perishable food item, socks, blankets, scarves or gloves for Contact Helpline to distribute. Call 662-327-2968 for more information.
Holiday Tour of Homes — The Starkville Civic League’s Tour of Homes from 1-5 p.m. features five homes. Refreshments served 1-4:30 p.m. at the Starkville Public Library, 326 University Drive. Get tickets ($20) at the library on tour day, or in advance at the GSDP, 200 E. Main St. For more information, contact Chris Emplaincourt at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 662-323-0711.
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