Community Calendar for the week of March 15, 2020


Dispatch Staff Report



Editor's note: Due to recent, rapid scheduling fluctuations, The Dispatch advises confirming dates with venues before planning to attend events in today's Calendar.






Canceled: "St Patty's Pawty" -- This fundraiser for the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society is 1-6 p.m. at Zachary's, 205 Fifth St. N., downtown Columbus. Enjoy a pet parade, live music, raffles and green beer, along with food by Huck's Place. $10 donation at the door (cash only).



Thursday, March 19


Canceled: Story State-Fostering Innovative Storytelling -- This Mississippi State Department of Communication event previously listed in this calendar is canceled.



Thursday through Saturday, March 19-21


Canceled: "Farce of Nature" -- The Columbus Arts Council and Columbus Community Theatre present this Southern-fried farce directed by Melanie Tubbs at 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, if available. For tickets or information, visit or call 662-328-2787 (closed Mondays).



March 20, 28, 31


Canceled: Music events -- Mississippi University for Women Department of Music events listed previously are canceled.



Saturday, March 21


Canceled: Symphony Masterworks -- This Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra concert is canceled.



Sunday, March 22


Canceled: Rust College Choir -- St. James United Methodist Church, 722 Military Road, Columbus, hosts the acclaimed a capella Rust College Choir at the 11 a.m. service. The public is invited; there is no charge.


Canceled: Trudy Gildea tribute -- A film, "Trudy Gildea: The Love for the Music," premieres in two showings at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Directed by Carlos Rosales and produced by Brian Gildea, the film traces Trudy Gildea's musical legacy from New York to her founding of the Columbus Suzuki Strings and beyond. Free to the public. Refreshments will be served.



Wednesday, March 25


Noon Tunes -- Main Street Columbus kicks off its spring midday music series with tunes by Jeffrey Rupp at the Trotter Courtyard from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Additional planned dates are April 1, 8, 15. For more information, contact MSC, 662-328-6305.



Thursday, March 26


through Saturday, April 4


Canceled: 80th Annual Columbus, MS Spring Pilgrimage -- Home, church and garden tours are featured, along with a kick-off party, Tales from the Crypt, Catfish in the Alley (music and food), a shrimp and crawfish boil, 5K run, guided walking tour, Dressing to Mourn lecture, Art of Disney, carriage rides and more. Go to or call the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau, 800-920-3533, 662-329-1191.



Friday, March 27


Black Prairie Blues Museum fundraiser -- Tickets to this museum event at 640 Commerce St. in downtown West Point are $40 and include a barbecue plate and soft drinks. BYOB; set-ups available. For tickets or information, contact Jeremy Klutts, 662-295-8361, or Deborah Mansfield, 662-275-7819. Or pick up tickets at the Growth Alliance.



Thursday, April 2


Exhibit reception -- The Columbus Arts Council hosts a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. to open an installation and sculpture exhibit by Sara Goode at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Free to the public. For information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787.




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