Community Calendar for the week of November 17, 2019


Dispatch Staff Report





Sundays at the Center: The Columbus Choral Society presents "Songs of Peace, Hope and Love" at 2 p.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 521 Commerce St., West Point. Suggested donation to the CCS, $10.




Tuesday, Nov. 19


Winter recital: Mississippi University for Women Department of Music presents a free winter recital at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on campus. For more information, call 662-241-6399.



Wednesday, Nov. 20


Benefit luncheon: The Lowndes County Circuit Clerk's office hosts a luncheon and bake sale starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Lowndes County Courthouse, to benefit a medical fund for Fannie Brewer, who is battling cancer.



Thursday, Nov. 21


Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Luncheon: Columbus Mayor Robert Smith hosts the 13th annual free seniors' luncheon at Trotter Convention Center at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call 662-328-7021 or 662-327-4935.



Friday, Nov. 22


MUW Jazz Band: The Mississippi University for Women Jazz Band presents a free concert at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on campus. For more information, call 662-241-6399.



Saturday, Nov. 23


Holiday Market: Get festive at this expanded farmers market from 9 a.m.-noon, featuring holiday gifts, arts and crafts, homemade goodies and local produce at the Hitching Lot Farmers Market at the corner of Second Avenue and Second Street North, Columbus. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.



Monday, Nov. 25


Songs from the Theatre: The W Department of Music presents an evening of "Songs of the Theatre" at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on campus. Free to the public.



Tuesday, Nov. 26


Country Store Bake Sale: Find made-from-scratch cakes, pies, cookies, candies, breads, cheese straws, jellies and more at this annual pre-Thanksgiving bake sale to benefit the S.D. Lee Foundation and historic Lee Home. The sale is 10 a.m.-noon at the Lee Home, 316 Seventh St. N. (next to the public library), Columbus. Beginning at 8 a.m., shoppers can stop by the Lee Home to pick up a number for their place in the line that forms before the 10 a.m. start.



Thursday, Nov. 28


Senior Citizen Thanksgiving: The Columbus Recreation Department, Columbus Police Department and Columbus Fire Department Salvtion Army will prepare complimentary Thanksgiving meals to be distributed in neighborhoods during this 25th Annual Senior Citizen's Thanksgiving event. Community members may also visit Stokes Beard School, 311 S. Martin Luther King Dr., between 11 a.m.-noon to pick up a meal. For more information, contact Sherry Ellis, 706-992-4499.



Friday, Nov. 29


Jive Turkey Jam Community Food Drive: Bring a bag of canned goods for admission (or $5 without food donation) to this United Way of North Mississippi benefit music jam at 7:30 p.m. at State Theater, 217 Main St. Starkville. All musicans welcome; gear provided.



Sunday, Dec. 1


Sparkle and Glow: This Columbus Arts Council event on "Holiday Entertaining at its Best" with Amber Card is 2-4 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Tickets are $35 at, at the arts center, or by calling 662-328-2787.



Monday, Dec. 2


Columbus Christmas Parade: "Christmas Movie Magic" is the theme of the Columbus Christmas Parade that begins at 7 p.m. and makes its way through downtown Columbus. To sign up or for more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.


Starkville Christmas Parade: The 6 p.m. Starkville parade celebrates "A Town & Gown Christmas." For guidelines and more information, visit starkville,org or call 662-323-3322.



Thursday, Dec. 5


Columbus Tree Lighting: Gather at the east end of the Old Highway 182 pedestrian bridge at the Columbus Riverwalk for the lighting of the city Christmas tree. Festivities including music, photo ops and more are 5:30-7 p.m. Free to the public.


MUW choral concert: Mississippi University for Women presents a free concert at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on The W campus.



Friday, Dec. 6


Wassail Fest: Downtown Columbus is decked out for Christmas with carolers, in-store demos and specials, and samplings of wassail from 5-8 p.m. Vote for your favorite. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.



Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7


Holiday Extravaganza: The second annual Holiday Extravaganza, a collaboration between The W's Departments of Music and Theatre, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Cromwell Theatre on campus, at the corner of 10th Street and Sixth Avenue South.



Friday through Sunday, Dec. 6-8


First Christmas: Bring the whole family to visit this recreation of an interactive Bethlehem village between 6-8 p.m. at Brickerton, on Military Road, Columbus. See village merchants and craftsmen, soldiers and a live nativity at this annual event presented by First Baptist Church. For more information, contact FBC, 662-328-3915.



Saturday, Dec. 7


Caledonia Christmas Parade: "What Christmas Means to Me" is the theme of this 6 p.m. parade in Caledonia. For more information or to request an entry form for floats, organizations, cars and more, contact Duane Perkins, 662-436-1385, or Caledonia Town Hall, 662-356-4117.


Christmas Fest Mission Market: Visit vendors selling crafts, flea market items and food at this benefit for The Mission on the Hill in West Point. Gates open at 2 p.m. at 2494 E. Church Hill Road, West Point. Enjoy kids activities including jumpers, train rides and games. For more information, contact Cole Bryan, 662-701-9852. Visit



Sunday, Dec. 8


Starkville Holiday Tour of Homes: The Starkville Civic League presents this tour of four homes from 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, 200 E. Main St., Starkville, from Civic League members or, on the afternoon of Dec. 8, at Starkville Public Library. The library hosts a reception from 1-4 p.m. on tour day.




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