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January & February.

Please call the number following each description to verify dates and times, as events are subject to change.

JANUARY 4

Wesson

Philippe Bianconi in Concert

Presented by the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Aficionado Art Series, this concert features the music of the renowned French pianist at 7:30 p.m. in the P, ea Auditorium. Call 601/643-8305 for tickets.

JANUARY 4-MARCH 8

Jackson

Art Therapy: Discovering the Artist in You

Cancer patients are invited to participate in a 10-week art workshop l)resented by Baptist Health Systems. The program is free, but registration is required. (See "Healing Strokes, pg. 12, for more information.) Call 601/948-6262.

JANUARY 7

Vicksburg

Beautiful Bride

A showcase of ideas to make your wedding special, this event features a spectacular fashion show for men and women and a plentiful stock of door prizes. Call 601/630-2929 or see www.vccmeet.com.

JANUARY 12-15

Starkville

Theatre Festival

The Mississippi Theatre Association's annual festival will feature plays from community theater groups, high schools, and children's groups at Mississippi State University's McComas Hall. (See "Curtain Call," page 13, for more information.) For details, call 662/323-1097 or see www.mta-online.org.

JANUARY 19

Hattiesburg

"Mr. Sebastian" and "Good Friday"

Enjoy a night of one-act operas from USM's Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company as the Mannoni Performing Arts Center is brought to life with productions of Luigi Zaninelli's "Mr Sebastian" and "Good Friday." Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. For details, call 601/266-4001 or see www.usm.edu/opera.

JANUARY 21

Laurel

"A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline"

This Springer Opera House on Tour show will take place at the historic Arabian Theatre and is presented by the Laurel Community Concert Association. The show is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Call 601/438-9006.

JANUARY 24

Jackson

Women's Fund Tour of Homes

See a variety of urban apartments in downtown Jackson as part of this unique fund-raising tour for the Women's Fund, a component of the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson. (See "An Urban Affair," pg. 13, for more information.) For details, call 601/974-6044 or see www.cfgreaterjackson.com.

JANUARY 27-29

Corinth

"Dinner With Friends"

With a cast of only four actors, this play offers deep and challenging roles as characters explore their beliefs about marriage. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Call 662/287-2995.

JANUARY 28

Picayune

Winter Woods Walk

Come walk through the Woodlands exhibit at the Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Rd., and learn about tree dormancy and tree identification from 2-3 p.m. Free for arboretum members, $4 for non-members. Call 601/799-2311.

JANUARY 28

Tupelo

Spirit of Women Getaway

North Mississippi Medical Center presents this event featuring a cooking demonstration, free manicures, a fashion show, and many other fun activities for women at the BancorpSouth Center. Call 662/377-4099.

FEBRUARY 1

Ridgeland

Heart Month Kickoff

Celebrate the start of Heart Month at Northpark Mall. After attending any of Baptist Heart Service's short sessions on lowering heart disease risk during January, participants can join in a balloon drop featuring dozens of prizes. Call 601/948-6262 to register for a "Drop Your Risk of Heart Disease" seminar.

FEBRUARY 2

Hattiesburg

"Future Stars"

One of the University of Southern Mississippi School of Music's most popular evenings, this event features students competing in tire annual William T. Gower Competition to appear as soloists with the orchestra. Call 601/266-4001 or www.usm.edu/symphony.

FEBRUARY 4

Picayune

Arbor Day Plant Sale

Choose front a selection of native trees and shrubs at the Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Rd. Admission is free. Call 601/799-2311.

FEBRUARY 7

Wesson

Klasinc and Loncar in Concert

This award-winning Croatian duo will delight tire audience with their guitar duets. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Ewing Fine Arts Auditorium on the campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Call 601/643-8352.

FEBRUARY 11

Louisville

"For the Love of Art" Collector's Draw

The Red Hills Arts Association presents this third annual event to benefit the Strand Theater renovation project. (See "The Art of tire Draw," pg. 13, for details.) Call 662/773-5261.

FEBRUARY 11

Jackson

Mississippi HeARTS Against AIDS Benefit

Live and silent auctions will feature paintings, jewelry, and sculptures from hundreds of artists at Hal & Mal's, 200 S. Commerce St., at 7 p.m. Call 601/321-0530; www.mississippihearts.org.

FEBRUARY 11

Picayune

Arbor Day Celebration

Bring the family to the Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Rd., for a guided tour highlighting native trees at 10 a.m. and a tree-planting activity at 1 p.m. Call 601/799-2311.

FEBRUARY 21

Wesson

The Colorado Quartet in Concert

This world-renowned string quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Rea Auditorium un the campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Call 601/643-8352.

FEBRUARY 23, 25

Hattiesburg

"West Side Story"

This American classic, which transports Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" to 1950s New York City, will be staged at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center at USM. For details, call 601/266-4001 or see www.usm.edu/opera.

FEBRUARY 23-26

Natchez

Natchez Literary & Cinema Celebration

This mostly free conference will explore the origins of the South's unique foods through lectures, films, exhibits, parties, and more. Call 866/296-NLCC or see www.colin.edu/nlcc.

FEBRUARY 24-26

Corinth

"Crow and Weasel"

This play weaves the story of two young members of the Tribe of Animal People as they embark on a journey that will teach them many lessons. Call 662/287-2995.

FEBRUARY 25

Tupelo

Day of Dance for Heart Health

Learn about the health benefits of dancing, and watch belly dancing, hip-hop, line dancing, ballroom, and ethnic dancing demonstrations at this event, sponsored by North Mississippi Medical Center and Cardiology Associates of North Mississippi. An assortment of health screenings will also be offered. This free event at Gloster Creek Village on South Gloster Street will begin at 8 a.m. Call 800/843-3375.
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