Thursday, July 11
Sounds of Sumer — Swing Shift entertains from 7-9 p.m. at this free concert at the Columbus Riverwalk downtown. Bring lawn chairs or blankets (no coolers or pets). Concessions available for purchase. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305, or the Chamber of Commerce, 662-328-4491.
Saturday, July 13
Stars & Stripes Celebration — Carry on the celebrations as the town of Caledonia presents this event starting at 6 p.m. at Ola J Pickett Park. Enjoy Market on Main produce vendors, antique car show, food, jumpers, live music by Win Wheel (8 p.m.) and a fireworks show at 10 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Concessions available on site; catfish plates ($10) are available by pre-order only by calling 662-251-6262.
Radio Day in the Park — The Magnolia Amateur Radio Club of Starkville and Lowndes County Amateur Radio Club host a free Radio Day at McKee Park, 405 Lynn Lane, in Starkville from 8:30 a.m-3 p.m. See a radio “station” setup, morse code demos and more. For information, call 662-648-7382.
Sunday, July 14
Sundays at the Center — The Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., downtown West Point, hosts the St. Paul mixed choir at 2 p.m. Free to the public. Visit wpccac.com.
Thursday, July 18
Downtown at Sundown — The Flames entertain at this free concert from 7-9 p.m. at Starkville’s Fire Station Park. Bring lawn chairs or blankets (no coolers); food vendors will be on site. For more information, contact The Partnership, 662-323-3322.
Friday, July 21
Exhibit opening — A reception at 2 p.m. opens an art exhibit by Cindy Davis at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., downtown West Point. Free to the public.
Thursday, July 25
Sounds of Summer — The band Bouncing Betty entertains from 7-9 p.m. at the Columbus Riverwalk. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to the free concert. Concessions available; no coolers or pets, please. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305, or the Chamber of Commerce, 662-328-4491.
Friday, July 26
Back to School Bash/Health Fair — Contact Helpline hosts a Back to School Bash and Health Fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the American Legion Post No. 69 at 308 Legion Drive in Columbus. For more information, call 662-327-2968.
Buds & Burgers — Home cooks, restaurants, businesses or organizations are invited to assemble teams to compete in this best burger contest from 5-9 p.m. in Starkville on the block of Russell Street between Mill and Jarnigan Streets. The public can sample burgers for a $10 admission fee. Beverages available for sale.
July 26-28, Aug. 1-3
SCT musical revue — Starkville Community Theatre presents its summer musical revue, “Brand New Day: Music to Brighten Your Tomorrow,” at 7:30 p.m. (except 2 p.m. Sunday), at Playhouse on Main, 108 E. Main St., Starkville, Tickets are $15; $10 students. For information or to reserve tickets, call the box office, 662-323-6855.
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