Monday, April 9
Library Week kickoff — The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library begins National Library Week with 10 a.m. Coffee with a Cop; a 3:30 p.m. Library User Appreciation, and a 5 p.m. reception for the exhibit “Through the Lens of Carl Brown: Lowndes County in the 1940s-1950s.” For information, contact the library, 662-329-5300. See more activities at lowndeslibrary.com.
Starkville Community Market — This farmers’ market in Starkville is open Tuesdays in April from 4-6 p.m. at Fire Station Park at Lampkin and Russell Streets. (The Saturday market will open May 5, 7:30-10:30 a.m.) Visit starkvillecommunitymarket.org.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, April 9, 11, 13
Tales from the Crypt — Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students present dramatic vignettes on people interred at Friendship Cemetery, Fourth Street South. Walking tours are 7-10 p.m. (Arrive no later than 9 p.m.) Tickets at the cemetery are $5; $3 for students. For more information, contact Visit Columbus, 662-329-1191.
Tuesday, April 10
Buttahatchee Barn Quilt Trail Tea Cakes & Tea — Enjoy a Pilgrimage afternoon of folk artistry from 4-6 p.m., with tea cakes and Southern mint tea at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church in Caledonia. Get additional information and directions at the Tennessee Williams Home Welcome Center or Visit Columbus office, 117 Third St. S.
Spring recital — Mississippi University for Women’s Department of Music presents a spring recital at 7:30 p.m. at Poindexter Hall on The W campus. Free.
Tuesday through Thursday, Saturday, April 10-12, 14
“The Drowsy Chaperone” — Starkville Community Theatre presents this comical send-up of the Jazz Age musical at 7:30 p.m. April 10-12 and 14, plus a 2 p.m. matinee April 14 at the Playhouse on Main, 108 E. Main St., Starkville. Tickets are $15; $10 students. Limited seating; reserve tickets at the box office, 662-323-6855.
Thursday, April 12
Noon Tunes — Jase Dalrymple entertains at Noon Tunes from 11:30-1:30 p.m. at Trotter Convention Center Courtyard in downtown Columbus. Lunch by Zachary’s will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-2471.
Operation Christmas Child — Guest speaker Alex Nsengimana lost his family during the Rwandan genocide and shares his Operation Christmas Child experience at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Activities Building, 3000 Bluecutt Road, Columbus. RSVP to FBC, 662-328-3915.
Thursday through Saturday, April 12-14
Art ‘n Antiques — This Columbus Pilgrimage event showcases decorative arts and antiques in a show and sale at the Columbus Arts Council’s Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. A preview reception is 7-9 p.m. April 12; hours are 9 a.m.-5 April 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 14.
Pilgrimage carriage rides — Carriage rides will be available from 9 a.m.-until (weather permitting), staging from the parking lot behind the Tennessee Williams Home Welcome Center, 300 Main St. $5 per person.
Friday, April 13
Old Main Music Festival — Music Maker Productions presents St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Rayland Baxter, LV Baby and more at this music fest at Old Main Amphitheater on the Mississippi State campus. Festival activities begins at 2 p.m. with an art market and outdoor games. Local acts start at 2:30 p.m.; main stage begins at 6:30 p.m. Visit msuconcerts.org.
Friday and Saturday, April 13-14
New Narrative Festival — Mississippi State’s Department of Communications hosts this event at The Mill to explore Mississippi’s contributions to the way “we show, tell and share stories.” Hear from filmmakers, historians, coaches, sports figures and enjoy food, music and hospitality. Learn more at newnarrativefestival.msstate.edu.
Saturday, April 14
Master Gardener Plant Sale — The Lowndes County Master Gardeners host their second annual plant sale from 8 a.m.-noon at Brickerton on Military Road, Columbus (cash, checks only). For information, contact the Lowndes Extension Office, 662-328-2111.
Columbus Girlchoir Tour of Homes — The homes of Bob and Linda Drake and Tom and Jean Elmore at Old Waverly in West Point are featured from 10 a.m.-noon in this Columbus Girlchoir fundraiser. Tickets are $20 at the Rosenzweig Arts Center at 501 Main St., from Girlchoir members, or at the door.
Colonnade Garden Party — This Pilgrimage event from 3-6 p.m. includes a tour of the gardens of Colonnade (circa 1840) 620 Second St. S., mint juleps and cheese straws. Tickets are $15 at Visit Columbus, 117 Third St. S. Call 662-329-1191 for more information.
LifeChoices Color Run — LifeChoices Pregnancy Care Center’s 5K Color Run and 1-mile run/walk begins at 9 a.m. at the Columbus Riverwalk. Check in/sign-up opens at 8 a.m. $25 adults; $10 kids. For information and registration, go to mslifechoices.org.
Spring Into Action 5K — This ninth annual 5K (8 a.m.) and fun run (9 a.m.) at Sally Kate Winters Memorial Park in downtown West Point supports Child Abuse Prevention Month. $25 5K; $15 fun run. Register at sallykatewinters.org.
Shoot for a Cure — This shooting tournament at Prairie Wildlife in Clay County is a medical fundraiser for Lila Usry. For details, contact email@example.com or 662-494-5858.
Sunday, April 15
Burger Bash — The third annual Burger Bash from 2 p.m.-until at 803 Fifth Ave. N., Columbus, will benefit Main Street Columbus beautification efforts. Individuals and teams are welcome to enter the casual competition ($25 entry; judging is 5 p.m.) Open to the public. Enjoy live music and jumpers for the kids. For information, contact Colin Krieger, 662-329-7653.
Symphony Chorus — The Starkville-MSU Symphony Chorus is in concert at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 607 Hospital Road, Starkville, with “light, whimsical” music from different time periods. Doug Browning conducts. Free.
Sundays at the Center — The West Point/Clay County Arts Council hosts the West Point Music Coterie at 2 p.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point. Free. Visit wpccac.com.
Tuesday, April 17
Jazz Ensemble — Mississippi University for Women’s Jazz Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on campus. Free.
Wednesday, April 18
Clydesdales in Columbus — The Budweiser Clydesdales will make deliveries to six restaurants in downtown Columbus from 5-6 p.m. and hold a public viewing from 6-7 p.m. at Leadership Plaza at the corner of College Street and Fifth Street South. Beer and live music will be available during the public viewing. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.
Thursday, April 19
Noon Tunes — Dawn Barham entertains at the final free Noon Tunes of spring from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Trotter Convention Center Courtyard. Lunch by Zachary’s is available for purchase. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.
Strawberry Farmers’ Market — West Point Farmers’ Market showcases locally grown strawberries and other market favorites at 5 p.m. at the Mossy Oak Outlet, 1251 Highway 45A, West Point. For information, contact the Growth Alliance, 662-494-5121 or email Lisa Klutts, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibit reception — A free reception from 5:30-7 p.m. celebrates an exhibit by Jacob Crook at the Columbus Arts Council’s Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Artwork by Thomas Kennedy will be featured in Artist Alley. For more information, call 662-328-2787.
Friday, April 20
Exhibit reception — A reception will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in Summer Hall on campus for Mississippi University for Women’s BFA Exhibition featuring art by Emmanuel Johnson, Deidre Mosley, Elizabeth Raines, Johnathan Shedd and Jessica Wallace.
Saturday, April 21
Cotton District Arts Festival — This annual arts festival in Starkville’s Cotton District features art vendors, live music, Taste of Starkville and more from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Find the schedule at cdafestival.com.
Book signing — Joe Lee signs copies of his new novel “40 Days” at 1 p.m. at Books A Million in Leigh Mall, Columbus.
Symphony concert — The Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra is in concert at Mississippi University for Women’s Rent Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Julia Mortyakova and Valentin Bogdan are featured. Barry Kopetz conducts. Free.
Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22
Wings Over Columbus — This air and space show at Columbus Air Force Base features aerial performances, static aircraft displays and other ground attractions from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Performers include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the U.S. Army Golden Knights, Twin Tigers Formation Aerobatics and more. Find more information at wingsovercolumbus.net.
Monday, April 23
Guest artist — The Mississippi University for Women Department of Music presents J. Warren Mitchell, tenor, in a guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall. Free to the public.
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