Now through Nov. 21
United We Feed food drive — United Way of North Central Mississippi requests donations of non-perishable food items. Drop-off locations in multiple counties are available at unitedwayncms.com/unitd-we-feed-1.
Monday, Nov. 9
Ladies Night Out at the Blues Museum — Enjoy food, drinks and live music at the Black Prairie Blues Museum 6-9 p.m., 640 Commerce St., West Point. Preview live auction items slated for a Nov. 12 Virtual Blues Museum Fundraiser on Facebook. Night Out tickets $50; Deborah Mansfield, 662-275-7819.
Wednesday, Nov. 11
Veterans Day observance — The Bernard Romans DAR Chapter in Columbus will honor veterans with readings and bell ringing in an 11 a.m. program at the Municipal Complex, 1501 Main St. Guests welcome; masks required. Frances Hairston, 662-272-5770.
Thursday, Nov. 12
Exhibit reception — The Columbus Arts Council hosts a free reception from 5:30-7 p.m. opening an art exhibit by Bruce Hufford, Kathy Honeycutt, Steve Garner and Billy and Sonya Price at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. 662-328-2787.
Community concert — The MSU Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach presents a free concert featuring student and professional musicians at 6 p.m. at Cadence Bank Plaza, 301 University Drive., Starkville. Student performers recently made their own guitars at The Idea Shop in Starkville. Mom & Pop Food Truck on site.
Virtual Night at the Museum — Tune in to the Black Prairie Blues Museum’s Facebook page at 6 p.m. for a live auction, live music and demos on making specialty holiday drinks.
Saturday, Nov. 14
Symphony postponed — The Starkville-MSU Symphony Association’s “L’Histoire du soldat” concert previously in this calendar has been postponed indefinitely due to required quarantines for COVID-19 exposure.
Sunday, Nov. 15
Blood drive — Knights of Columbus Blood Drive is 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Activity Center across from Annunciation Catholic Church at 823 College St. Appointments encouraged; Bill Adams, 662-370-9534, or vitalant.org. Face coverings required. Visit vitalant.org/health to start health history questionnaire.
Sunday Funday — An arts and music mini-fest from noon-5 p.m., South Lafayette Street, downtown Starkville. Visit facebook.com/starkvillesundayfunday/.
Thursday, Nov. 19
Downtown Drawdown — Junior Auxiliary of Starkville hosts a drawdown-style fundraiser, 5:30-8:30 at South Lafayette Street. Winner gets $5,000. Tickets $100, available now. Numerous prizes; food trucks on site, outdoor event. Do not have to be present to win. For tickets, Mary Dowell, 601-433-1599 or email@example.com.
Saturday, Nov. 21
Hitching Lot Holiday Market — Find locally homegrown, homemade and handcrafted items and more from 9 a.m.-noon at this annual event at the Hitching Lot Farmers’ Market, Second Street and Second Avenue North, Columbus. 662-328-6305.
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