Community Calendar for the week of December 2, 2018


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Columbus Choral Society --  


The Choral Society presents "The Story of Christmas," featuring John Rutter's "Gloria," at 2:30 p.m. in West Point at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St. Suggested donation $10.  




Monday, Dec. 3 


Columbus Christmas Parade -- "Sounds of the Season" is the theme of Columbus' Christmas Parade that starts at 7 p.m. and makes its way through downtown Columbus. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305. 


West Point Christmas Parade -- West Point's Christmas Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. and will go through downtown. The theme is "It's a Wonderful Life, West Point." For more information, contact the Growth Alliance, 662-494-5121. 




Dec. 3-8, 10-15 


"12 Days of Christmas" -- Daily entertainment complements a brunch buffet at Three Generations Tea Room in Starkville, to benefit Starkville Pregnancy Care Center. Musical guests include Brian and Heidi Brasher, Vic and Jane Zitta, Hannah Buckner, Rebekah Lane and many more. Brunch buffet begins at 11 a.m.; cost is $12, plus tax. Reservations required; call 662-324-1507. 


Wednesday, Dec. 5 


Artesia Christmas Parade -- All entries are welcome in this 6 p.m. parade; cash prizes given. Refreshments served. For entry information, call 662-272-5104 or 662-386-3065.  




Thursday, Dec. 6 


Town & Tower -- Town & Tower hosts its annual holiday luncheon and awards Community Service and Campus Service awards. Cost $15; payable at the door. RSVP by Dec. 3 to Call 662-329-7119 for more information. 


Festival of Trees -- Stroll through a wonderland of trees decorated by local businesses and organizations at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, 314 Seventh St. N., from 4-6 p.m. Visit with Santa and enjoy live music, refreshments and crafts. Vote for your favorite tree through noon on Dec. 6. For more information, contact the library, 662-329-5300.  




Thursday and Friday, Dec. 6-7 


A Few of My Favorite Things -- The Columbus Arts Council hosts a Christmas and Finer Things (indoor) Yard Sale featuring a preview sale Dec. 6 from 5-8 p.m.; $5 entry. The sale continues during Wassail Fest Dec. 7, 5-8 p.m.; free admission. For more information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787 (closed Mondays). 




Friday, Dec. 7 


Wassail Fest -- Holiday spirit fills downtown Columbus as merchants vie for your "best wassail" vote, carolers sing on the sidewalks and stores offer demos and promotions. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305. 




Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8  


Holiday Extravaganza -- The W's Department of Music and Department of Theatre collaborate for this production at 7:30 p.m. in the Cromwell Black Box Theater in Cromwell Communications Building at the corner of 10th Street and Sixth Avenue South. Free tickets at the door, as long as they last. 




Friday through Sunday, Dec. 7-9 


First Christmas -- Columbus' First Baptist Church presents this recreation of Bethlehem on the night of Jesus' birth. The village erected at The Shops at Brickerton near the intersection of Military and Bluecutt Roads, is open from 6-8 p.m. nightly. Free admission. Costumed participants portray merchants, soldiers, villagers and a live nativity. For more information, contact FBC, 662-328-3915. 




Sunday, Dec. 9 


A Merry, Merry Christmas -- The Columbus Arts Council presents the Lane Chapel Quintet at 3 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. CAC member tickets are $15 in advance/$17 at the door; non-members $20 advance/$22 at the door. For tickets or information, contact CAC, 662-328-2787 (closed Mondays). 


Holiday Tour of Homes -- The Starkville Civic Leagues presents four Starkville homes decorated for the holidays from 1-4:30 p.m., with a reception at the Starkville Library. Tickets are $20, through The Partnership or from Civic League members.  


Merry Christmas, Columbus -- Fairview Baptist Church presents this annual production featuring drama teams, choirs and orchestra at 5:30 p.m.; free to the public.  


A Star(k)filled Christmas --Eight churches combine for this community-wide Christmas celebration on Starkville's Main Street in front of City Hall, beginning with hot choolate and cookies at 4:30 p.m.; music begins at 5 p.m., followed by viewing of a live nativity scene. 




Tuesday, Dec. 11 


Columbus Sings 'Messiah' -- Presentations of Columbus Sings Messiah take place at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church, 823 College St. Free tickets to ensure seating are available at Visit Columbus, 117 Third St. S.; Tennessee Williams Home, 300 Main St.; and Impressions by Susan, 434 Main St.



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