Community Calendar for the week of January 6, 2019


Dispatch Staff Report



Friday, Jan. 11 


Pageant night -- The Miss Starkville/Red Hills/Golden Triangle pageant begins at 6 p.m. at Starkville High School, an official preliminary to the Miss Mississippi pageant. For information, contact Angella Baker, 662-617-3239 or email 




Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12-13  


Golden Triangle Kennel Club show -- The Mississippi Horse Park, 869 E. Poor House Road, Starkville, hosts this GTKC competition for canines, with conformation, obedience and rally trials, from about 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Free admission. Visit or check their Facebook page. 




Saturday, Jan. 13 


Exhibit opening -- The West Point/Clay County Arts Council hosts a reception from 2-3 p.m. to open a Tommie Valentine exhibit at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point. Visit 




Friday, Jan. 18  


Memphis Jones -- The Columbus Arts Council presents Memphis Jones & The City Limits from BB King's Blues Club at 7:30 p.m. in the Rosenzweig Arts Center Omnova Theater, 501 Main St.. Advance tickets CAC members are $15/$17 at the door. Non-members, $20/$22. Get tickets at or call 662-328-2787 (closed Mondays).  




Saturday, Jan. 19 


Symphony orchestra -- The Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra presents "Our America" at 7:30 p.m. in MSU's Lee Hall. Celebrate both new and historic works of American music. Free. Visit 




Monday, Jan. 21 


Day of Giving -- Following an 8 a.m. breakfast at Trotter Convention Center in Columbus, volunteers will distribute school supplies to teachers to help finish the school year, sponsored by Visit Columbus, City of Columbus, Board of Supervisors, Sodexo, United Way of Lowndes County and The W. To volunteer, email or call 662-328-0943. To register for the free breakfast, visit 




Thursday, Jan. 24 


Exhibit reception -- The Starkville Area Arts Council hosts a free reception at 5:30 p.m. in The Partnership lobby, 200 E. Main St., Starkville, for "Endangered Mississippi." MSU architecture students explore small homes and large plantation stables in need of revitalization.  




Jan. 25-March 8 


Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibition -- This traveling interactive exhibit at the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Transportation Museum, 318 Seventh St. N., Columbus, explores how water affects the way we live, work, worship, create and play, and how to sustain this resource for the future. A Main Street exhibition made possible by the Mississippi Humanities Council. For more information, call 662-328-8936.  




Tuesday, Jan. 29  


GSDP annual banquet -- The Greater Starkville Development Partnership hosts its annual banquet at The Mill at 6:30 p.m. For information or tickets, visit



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