Community Calendar for the week of November 4, 2018


Dispatch Staff Report





Fall and Winter Floral Design Show -- Ralph Null demonstrates the art of creating seasonal floral designs at 2 p.m. at this benefit for the Columbus Arts Council at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. An auction of arrangements follows the program. A light reception is included. Tickets $25 at the door.  




Now through Nov. 17 


Citywide Turkey Drive -- Donate frozen turkeys for a meal prepared and delivered by volunteers to seniors in Columbus on Thanksgiving Day. Drop-off locations are: Columbus Police Department lobby (Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m.-6 p.m.); Salvation Army (Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed 12-12:30 p.m.); and Columbus Recreation Authority, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Monetary donations also welcome. For information, contact Lt. Christian Smith of Salvation Army, 662-327-5137, or Joe Johnson, 662-549-4477. 




Monday, Nov. 5 


Handmade Show and Sale -- The Golden Triangle Planning and Development District Senior Enrichment Center hosts its sixth annual show and sale featuring jewelry, knitting, crochet and craft groups from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at 1522 Gardner Boulevard, Columbus. For information, contact Carla Guyton, 662-386-0001 or [email protected] 


MUW Fall Recital -- Mississippi University for Women Department of Music presents a fall recital at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on campus. Free to the public. 




Tuesday, Nov. 6 


Bean Soup benefit -- The Knights of Columbus Council 6765 Starkville host a Senate Bean Soup fundraiser for The Mission, a Christian men's transitional living center in West Point. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. enjoy a soup served daily in the U.S. Capitol Dining Room since the early 20th century. $5 donation (quarts also available), at Immaculate Conception Church, 26707 W. Main St., West Point.  




Nov. 7-11, 13-16 


"The Addams Family" -- Starkville Community Theatre presents this family-friendly musical comedy at 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. Sunday) at the Playhouse on Main, 108 E. Main St., Starkville. Tickets are $15 adults; $10 students, available at 662-323-6855, or box office hours are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. two weeks prior to, and during, each show. Seating is limited. 




Friday, Nov. 9  


CAFB Retiree Appreciation -- Columbus Air Force Base hosts Retiree Appreciation Day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Columbus Club, with working dog demos, aircraft displays, complimentary lunch, health screening, flu shots, door prizes and more. For more information, contact CAFB Public Affairs, 662-434-7068. 


Exhibit reception -- A free reception from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. opens "Visions of Nature," photographs by Rick Barnard, in the main gallery. A collection of acrylics and oil paintings by Gail Richardson is featured in Artist Alley. For information, 662-328-2787. 


Symphony Family Concert -- The Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra presents this free concert with a patriotic focus at 7:30 p.m. at Lee Hall on the Mississippi State campus. For more information, visit  




Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10 


Ghosts & Legends Tours -- Explore Columbus lore at historic sites as local performers reenact colorful characters from the past. Bus tours depart the Tennessee Williams Home, 300 Main St., at 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for Columbus Arts Council members; $15 for non-members, at, or 662-328-2787 (closed Mondays).  




Saturday, Nov. 10 


Columbus Veterans Parade -- The Columbus Veterans Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. at the Municipal Complex, 1501 Main St., and ends at the Lowndes County Courthouse, 505 Second Ave. N, with remarks and a wreath-laying ceremony. For more information, contact CAFB Public Affairs, 662-434-7068. 


Starkville Veterans Parade -- A 10 a.m. parade beginning and ending at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse on Starkville's Main Street will be followed by a musical tribute at 11 a.m. at the courthouse, all presented by KMG Creations. For information, contact Kayla Gilmore at [email protected] or 662-648-7382. 




Sunday, Nov. 11 


Salute to the Beatles -- The Starkville-MSU Symphony Chorus salutes The Beatles with a free 3 p.m. program at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 607 Hospital Road, Starkville. For more information, visit 




Monday through Monday, Nov. 12-19 


OCC Collection Week -- Operation Christmas Child boxes may be dropped off at the Columbus Collection Center at the Troop 3 Boy Scout Hut, 221 Second Ave. N. (next to the farmers market) between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12-16; 1-3 p.m. Nov. 17; 2-4 p.m. Nov. 18; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 19. Visit 




Thursday, Nov. 15 


Patti LaBelle -- Mississippi State's Lyceum Series presents Grammy Hall of Fame artist Patti LaBelle at 7 p.m. in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium on campus. Reserved seating tickets on main floor are $65 and $55; balcony tickets are $45 and $35. Get them at For more information, call 662-325-2930 or email [email protected] 




Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 14-16 


"Dracula" -- Theatre MSU presents a new adaptation of "Dracula," by Steven Dietz from the novel by Bram Stoker, at 7:30 p.m. at McComas Theatre. Mature audiences only, 16+. Tickets $12; $7 students at  




Saturday, Nov. 17 


Holiday Farmers Market -- Crafts, baked goodies and a variety of holiday gifts will fill this annual market at the Hitching Lot Farmers Market from 9 a.m.-noon at the corner of Second Street and Second Avenue North in Columbus. For booth information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305. 




Sunday, Nov. 18 


Christmas Open House -- Downtown Starkville hosts Christmas Open House and Cookies with Santa. Watch for details.  




Tuesday, Nov. 20 


58th Annual Country Store Bake Sale -- This much-anticipated pre-Thanksgiving event from 10 a.m.-noon at the S.D. Lee Home, 316 Seventh St. N., Columbus, offers homemade cakes, cookies, pies, candies, breads, cheese straws and more. Proceeds benefit the S.D. Lee Foundation, which maintains the historic Lee Home. For more information, email Eulalie Davis at [email protected]



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