Community Calendar for the week of February 10, 2019


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Monday, Feb. 11 


Meet the Author -- Mississippi University for Women's Fant Memorial Library hosts Rashanda Booker at 4:30 p.m. discussing her new book "Groundlessness: A Journey from Pain to Peace." A reception follows. Free to the public. For more information, call 662-329-7336.  




Tuesday, Feb. 12 


CMSD First Annual Parent Fair -- Columbus Municipal School District invites all CMSD parents to this event hosted by the Department of Federal Programs, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Brandon Central Services Center, 2630 McArthur Drive.  


Music and poetry -- Mississippi State's Department of Music presents "Sara and Billy and Richard and Oscar: America's Got Talent!' at 7:30 p.m. in Old Main Academic Center's Turner A. Wingo Auditorium. Free. 




Wednesday, Feb. 13 


Science Night at the Museum -- This free family-friendly evening at MSU's Hilbun Hall and Cobb Institute of Archeology features tours and activities related to fields from paleontology to entomology. See the story in today's Lifestyles section. Call 662-325-3915 or email 




Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15-16 


"Let It Shine: A Visit with Fannie Lou Hamer" -- Sharon Miles' one-woman show on civil rights figure Fanny Lou Hamer comes to Starkville Community Theatre's Playhouse on Main, 108 E. Main St., Starkville, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available on first-come, first-served basis at Some may be available for purchase at door. 




Saturday, Feb. 16 


Piano recital -- Mississippi University for Women Depatment of Music presents Lorena Surducan in a senior piano recital at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on campus.  




Tuesday, Feb. 19 


"Cinderella" -- Mississippi State's Lyceum Series presents The Russian National Ballet's "Cinderella" at 7 p.m. at Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium on campus. Get tickets at ($30; $12 children).  




Wednesday, Feb. 20 


The Orators -- Mississippi State's Shackouls Honors College continues The Orators lecture series at 2 p.m. with Melvin Rogers of Brown University speaking on "Democratic Faith in Dark Times" in the Forum Room of Griffis Hall on campus. A reception follows. For more information about the free program, call 662-325-2522. 




Friday, Feb. 22 


U40 Exhibit -- Starkville Area Arts Council hosts a free public reception for its U40 juried art show (artists 18-40) at 7 p.m at 929 Coffee Bar, 106 E.Main St. For more information, call 662-324-3080 or visit  




Saturday, Feb. 23 


CAC Gala -- The Columbus Arts Council 35th Gala at Trotter Convention Center honors Larry Feeney and features New Orleans cuisine, open bar, music by The Bouncing Betty, Suzuki Strings Ensemble and MUW Jazz Ensemble. Dinner and silent auction 5:30-7:30; Feeney presentation 7:30 p.m.; Live auction 8 p.m.; music/dancing 9 p.m. Black Tie optional. Tickets $60 (reserved tables $475-$575). Get tickets at or 662-328-2787. For sponsorships, 662-329-7653. 




Sunday, Feb. 24 


Sundays at the Center -- The West Point/Clay County Arts Council presents 5th Street Performing Arts at 2 p.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point. Free to the public. 




Tuesday, Feb. 26 


New Music Concert -- Mississippi University for Women presents a New Music Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Poindexter Hall. Free. 




Thursday, Feb. 28 


Voice recital -- Mississippi University for Women Department of Music presents Lucy Sandifer in a senior voice recital at 7:30 p.m. at Poindexter Hall. Free. 




Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 28-March 2 


Magnolia Independent Film Festival -- The 22nd annual Mag Film Fest presents 32 films by indie filmmakers from around the world at Hollywood Premier Cinemas in Starkville. Tickets $10 per film block ($5 students); $30 for festival pass, $75 for VIP Experience. Visit for tickets and schedule.  




Saturday, March 2 


Symphony and chorus -- The Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra and Chorus present Masterworks at 7:30 p.m. in Mississippi State's Lee Hall Auditorium. This season centerpiece includes the performance of "Roman Carnival Overture" by Hector Berlioz, and "Ninth Symphony" by Ludwig von Beethoven. Free to the public.



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