Mississippi University for Women Department of Music will present Songs of the Theatre, a concert of vocal solos and semi-staged ensembles from musical theatre and opera, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, in Poindexter Hall’s Kossen Auditorium.
Solo songs and duets will be performed by W voice majors under the direction of faculty member Susan Hurley, with additional selections sung by the W Chamber Singers as led by William Reber, director of choirs.
The event will showcase students’ voices as both ensemble and as soloists.
This concert includes music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Schwartz, Richard Strauss and more.
The event is free but reservations are required. Masks are required.
RSVP before 5 p.m. Thursday by calling (662) 241-6399.
Local author to attend Greenwood open house
Emily Liner, author of the children’s book “Stretch Like Scarlet” and owner of Friendly City Books, is scheduled to attend the Greenwood Holiday Open House from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. She will be at Turnrow Books, 304 Howard St.
Home gardeners can test varieties for Extension
STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State University Extension Service is looking for 80 participants statewide to enter its 2022 Home Vegetable Variety Trial. Mississippi Master Gardeners, home gardeners and garden club members are encouraged to apply. Trial plants will include different varieties of cucumbers, peppers, squash, tomatoes and other vegetables.
Each trial will contain two varieties of six crops each to compare during the growing season. Participants will receive enough seed of each variety for 10 row feet of garden space. Plot labels, an evaluation form, data-taking instructions, and planting and growing instructions will be included. Selected participants will grow the varieties, record the requested data and return the information to MSU Extension. Data categories will include taste, germination rate, highest yield, disease resistance and first variety to produce.
Participants will be selected evenly throughout the state from applications to provide trials. Everyone selected will be notified by email in December. Seeds and other materials will be mailed to the applicant’s county Extension office by late February for pickup.
To receive a copy of the application form, email Reid Nevins, MSU Extension agent in Lowndes County, at [email protected] The form has two options with different sets of plant varieties. The application must be returned to the address on the form by Nov. 30. Each option costs $10. Participants not selected for the trial will have checks returned.