Sunday, Aug. 7
Exhibit opening — The West Point/Clay County Arts Council hosts a 2 p.m. exhibit opening of artwork by Lee Gibson Lox and Poor Julia at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point. For more information, contact Kathy Dyess, 662-494-5678 or visit wpccac.com.
Friday, Aug. 12
Friday Night Jams — Musicians entertain at 7 p.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point. Free. For more information, call 662-494-5678 or visit wpccac.com.
Saturday, Aug. 13
Sizzling Second Saturday — It’s a Back to School celebration at The Hitching Lot Farmers’ Market in Columbus, open 7-10 a.m., with bowling and bean bag toss for the kids, Mother Goose and music by Melvin Mordecai. Fresh produce, baked goods, crafts and more at Second Street and Second Avenue North. (Also open Mondays 4-6 p.m. and Thursdays 7-10 a.m.) Call 662-328-6305 for more information.
Comic and Toy Expo — The Golden Triangle Comic and Toy Expo at Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bring the family for a day of discovery and fun. Admission $10 at the door. Follow the expo on Facebook.
Art for EB — Enjoy the art of Lee Gibson and learn about challenges of epidermolysis bullosa at this 4-8 p.m. event in honor of Gabe Valentine at Ole Homestead, 302 College St., Columbus. Wine and hors d’oeuvres served. Special artist pricing; a portion of sales go to EB Research Partnership. RSVP to email@example.com or at Art for EB on Facebook.
Forks & Corks — This Starkville Area Arts Council fundraiser brings together chefs to compete for prizes, bragging rights and your vote at The Mill Conference Center in Starkville. Tickets for the 6:30 p.m. event are $75, or reserve tables for 8 for $600 (SAAC members), or $800 (non-members). Get them at starkvillearts.net or call 662-324-3080.
Sunday, Aug. 14
Sunday at the Bluff — Chickasaw Nation tribal archaeologist Dr. Brad Lieb talks at a 2 p.m. showing of “First Encounter,” a short documentary produced by the Chickasaw Nation, at Plymouth Bluff Center, 2200 Old West Point Road. The film explores Hernando De Soto’s first encounter with the Chickasaw people in the Tombigbee River area in 1540. Free. For information, call 662-241-6214.
Thursday, Aug. 18
Frank McGuigan reception — The public is invited to a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. for an exhibit of art by Frank McGuigan at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, 200 E. Main St., Starkville.
Friday, Aug. 19
Will Kimbrough in concert — The Columbus Arts Council presents performer, producer Will Kimbrough at 7:30 p.m. in the Rosenzweig Arts Center Omnova Theater, 501 Main St. Tickets $10 advance; $12 at the door, if available. Limited seating; advance tickets recommended. Purchase online at columbus-arts.org, or call 662-328-2787.
Saturday, Aug. 20
Possum Town Triathlon — Swim 600 yards, bike 17 miles and run 3.3 miles in this fifth annual triathlon that begins at 7 a.m. at Columbus Lake on Wilkins Wise Road. Visit possumtowntriathlon.com for more information and to register.
Michael Davis workshop — The Columbus Arts Council presents an advanced watercolor workshop with noted Alabama artist Michael Davis from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center in Columbus. For more information, call 662-328-2787.
Sunday, Aug. 21
Sundays at the Center — Julia Rae East will perform at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Kathy Dyess, 662-494-5678.
Saturday, Aug. 27
Bud & Burgers — Burger cooks compete for prizes as the community enjoys good eats at the Columbus Riverwalk from 4-8 p.m. $5 admission includes samplings and live music. Beverages available for purchase. Team entries due by Aug. 17; register through the Mitchell Distributing Facebook page, or contact Main Street Columbus, 662-338-6305. Proceeds benefit Main Street beautification projects.
Wednesday, Aug. 31
Starkville’s Get Swept Up — Volunteers take to streets to spruce up Starkville before the Bulldogs first home football game. To volunteer, contact the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, 662-323-3322 or fill out a form at starkville.org.
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