Community Calendar for the week of September 8, 2019


Dispatch Staff Report



Through Sept. 11


Clean Up Columbus -- Join a citywide cleanup campaign by picking up garbage bags and gloves from Visit Columbus at the Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome Center, 300 Main St., Columbus, Tuesday-Saturday 8:30-5 p.m. Sign up for a cleaning project and you're entered to win a $100 gift card to a local restaurant of your choice. For more information, call 800-920-3533.




Thursday, Sept. 12


Exhibit reception -- The Starkville Area Arts Council, in collaboration with the Mississippi Arts Commission, hosts a reception at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of The Partnership, 200 E. Main St., Starkville, for an exhibit of photography by Dominic Lippillo. Free to the public.



Friday, Sept. 13


Citywide Tailgate -- More than 20 tailgate tents throughout Starkville will serve food between 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to benefit United Way of North Central Mississippi. A $5 wristband includes entry to any tent, plus 10 percent discount at participating shops. Visit or call 662-323-3830.



Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14


Habitat anniversary celebration -- Stop by for refreshments as Columbus-Lowndes Habitat for Humanity celebrates 30 years of building homes and the fourth anniversary of the Habitat ReSale Store, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 13, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 14, 1110 Gardner Boulevard, Columbus.



Sept. 18-19, 22, 24-27, 29


"Pride and Prejudice" -- Starkville Community Theatre presents this play by Kate Hamill, based on the Jane Austen novel, at 7:30 p.m. (except 2 p.m. Sept. 22) at the Playhouse on Main, 108 E. Main St., Starkville. Reservations open only to season ticket holders until Sept. 12, when ticket sales open to the public. Tickets are $15; $10 for students, at 662-323-6855.



Thursday, Sept. 19


Town & Tower -- Mississippi University for Women President Nora Miller presents a university update at this meeting at 11:30 a.m. in the Pope Banquet Room on campus. Lunch cost is $15, payable at the door. RSVP by Sept. 16 at 662-329-7119.



Friday, Sept. 20


Bulldog Bash -- Rapper T-Pain headlines this annual event in Starkville that kicks off with Maroon Market at 3 p.m. with art, food, local music and family fun. Music beginning at 6 p.m. at the intersection of Jackson and Main Streets includes a Battle of the Bands winner, country artist Cale Dodds, The Beaches and T-Pain. Visit, or contact the Center for Student Activities, 662-325-2930.



Sunday, Sept. 22


Taste of Columbus -- The newly-renovated Zachary's hosts a Taste of Columbus event featuring food and craft beer tastings from 1-5 p.m. to benefit beautification and revitalization efforts in downtown Columbus. Donation is $10, at 205 Fifth St. N.



Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 24-25


"The Braggart Soldier" -- Shackouls Honors College at Mississippi State presents this Roman comedy by Plautus at 6 p.m. at Griffis Hall Courtyard at Zacharias Village on campus. Bring dinner, if desired, and a lawn chair or blanket. Free admission. For more information, call 662-325-2522.



Thursday, Sept. 26


Art Walk Downtown -- Enjoy local artists, live music, street performers and promotions in stores and throughout downtown Columbus from 5:30-7:30 p.m., presented by Main Street Columbus and the Columbus Arts Council. Call 662-328-6305 for more information.



Monday, Sept. 30


Hazard Lecture Series, Part 1 -- The 28th annual Hazard Lecture Series opens with "Writing Today's Music with Nashville's Chase McGill"(Heritage Academy Class of 2005) at 7 p.m., at Heritage Academy Elementary School, 623 Willowbrook Road, Columbus. Free to the public. For more information, call 662-327-1556, ext. 211.



Monday, Oct, 7


Hazard Lecture Series, Part 2 -- The Hazard Lecture Series presents Entergy Mississippi President and CEO Haley Fisackerly (HA 1983) and Entergy Mississippi Vice President of Customer Service Lea Brigham Turnipseed (HA 1990) at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Academy Elementary School, 623 Willowbrook Road, Columbus. Free to the public. For more information, call 662-327-1556, ext. 211.




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