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Opening reception set for Thorn exhibit
‰ An opening reception for an exhibit by Eddie Thorn is slated for 5 to 7 p.m. today at the GumTree Museum of Art.
The Amory artist creates black and white paintings of Mississippi bluesmen. It’s a free event. Call (662) 844-2787.

Tarter to show off
his ‘weird’ animals
‰ Bob Tarter will present “Weird and Unusual Animals” at the Lee County Library in Tupelo.
The free event will be 10 a.m. Friday, and it’s the first of several special summer programs at the library. Call (662) 841-9027. Check Page 4C for a schedule of upcoming shows.

Circus clowns making
early visit to town
‰ Ambassadors from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will clown around at the Lee County Library.
They’ll visit at 2 p.m. Friday, and it’s free. The circus will be at the BancorpSouth Arena July 7-10.
Call the library at (662) 841-9027, and get more information from the arena by calling (662) 841-6528.

‘Superstar’ wrestler
to appear at TFW event
‰ “Superstar” Bill Dundee will be at TFW Wrestling at 8 p.m. Friday.
The event will be at 2817 Highway 178, Skyline. It’ll also feature Chris Styles, Josh Matthews and more.
The cost is $8, and doors open at 6 p.m. Call (662) 321-5007.

OXFORD
Worthy and Friends
to open summer series
‰ Michael Worthy and Friends with the Oxford Civic Chorus will open the Summer Sunset Series in Oxford.
The free concert will be 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the University of Mississippi Grove. Get more information at museum.olemiss.edu, or check Page 4C for a schedule of other upcoming shows.

RIPLEY
Bluegrass, country
on tap for Saturday
‰ Get a mix of bluegrass and country from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Old Church Opry House in Ripley.
There will be performances by the Main Street Musicians and The Leatherwoods. Donations will be accepted. Call (662) 587-9885 or 837-1766.

NEMS Daily Journal