Community Calendar for the week of September 6, 2020


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Sept. 8, 11, 22


Art Strolls with Ralph Null -- Ralph Null conducts informal gallery talks through his exhibit of paintings featured at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Focus Sept. 8 (6 p.m.) is botanical paintings; Sept. 15 (11 a.m.) impressionistic paintings; and Sept. 22 (2 p.m.) landscapes. Free. 662-328-2787.




Friday, Sept. 11


9/11 Memorial Stair Climb -- North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point Wellness Center sponsors a Memorial Stair Climb to honor lives lost 9-11-01. Wear masks and have temperatures checked to enter the West Point High School football stadium, 950 S. Eshman Ave., West Point, from 8:15-9 a.m. Event begins at 9:11 a.m. For information, 662-495-9355.



Friday through Sunday, Sept. 11-13


Horse Poor Barrel Race -- The Mississippi Horse Park, Poorhouse Road, Starkville, hosts this event requiring face coverings and social distancing; Indoor arena capacity limited to 25 percent. Get more details at, 662-325-9350.



Saturday, Sept. 12


Virtual Tennessee Williams Tribute -- TWT goes virtual this year at 10 a.m. on Facebook Live due to COVID-19. Stella Shouting Contest highlights, poetry readings, scholar talks, dramatic vignettes and more. 662-368-8591,



Through Sept. 18


SAAC Fall Juried Exhibit -- Starkville Area Arts Council presents "The Light That Persists: Mississippi Artists in 2020," MSU Visual Arts Center, 808 University Drive, Starkville and virtually at Works are for sale.



Thursday, Sept. 24


Downtown Art Walk -- Main Street Columbus and the Columbus Arts Council present an art walk downtown from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Local artists in participating stores and outdoors will show original work. Masks are required, and don't forget to practice social distancing as you shop for unique art. 662-328-6305, 662-328-2787.



This month


Farmers' markets -- Support area farmers' markets, currently open with safety protocols in place. Columbus: Hitching Lot Farmers Market, Second Street and Second Avenue North; Mon. 4-6 p.m., Thurs. and Sat. 7-10 a.m. Starkville: Starkville Community Market, Fire Station Park, Russell Street; Saturdays 8-11 a.m.




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