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November 27 through December 5, 2013
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Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature Amber Martin, Rodger Riggs and Mike Fryman at 7 p.m. Nov. 30. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Admission is $10. To purchase tickets or for more information call (812) 752-8877 or visit www.rosscountryjamboree.com.
Wednesday, November 27
Jimmy Davis Band and DJ Stingy: Will be at the Electric Lady from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Friday, November 29
Erik Brunner: Madison's own Erik Brunner will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. at Gallery 115, 115 E. Main St.
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Moose Family Center, 1340 Michigan Road.
DJ: Will be at the Electric Lady from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Saturday, November 30
John Sheckler: Will play original and early American traditional songs on a hand-crafted mountain lap dulcimer from 1 to 3 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore.
Guilderoy Byrne: The Celtic band from Kentucky will perform reels and jigs from 8 to 11 p.m. at The Thomas Family Winery.
Erik Brunner: Will play country, folk and rock and roll from 8 to 11 p.m. at the 19th Hole Bar and Grill in Spring Hills Golf Course Clubhouse, 4766 W. Butler Falls Drive, Hanover. For more information call (812) 866-4727.
Young Country: Will perform at the Electric Lady from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Monday, December 2
Dulcimer Jam: The Circle of Friends Dulcimer Society will host a dulcimer jam from 7 to 9 p.m. For the location or more information call (812) 801-5192.
Tuesday, December 3
Irish Session and Acoustic Jam: Will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. For the location or more information call (812) 701-9300.
Light Up Madison: Will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Broadway Fountain with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Carroll County Animal Support Benefit Concert: A benefit concert for Carroll County Animal Support will begin at 8 p.m. Nov. 29 at T Kay's Blues and More in Carrollton, Ky. with performances from Mark Louden, Jimmy Mundane, Tim Pearson and Donnie Wright. All tips and donations will go to the organization.
Senior Dance: The Madison Parks Department dance will not be held at the Brown Gym. The next dance will be December 6 and will feature the music of Charlie Humphrey.
Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes: The annual tour of homes and public sites will be held Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 6-7 with tours Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 3 to 9 p.m. Advance adult tickets are $12.50 through Nov. 15, $15 after. Tickets for children ages 5 to 15 are $5. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 265-2956 or visit www.nightsbeforechristmas.com.
Host of Angels and Annual Festival of Trees: Lanthier Winery will host their annual displays Nov. 29-Dec. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Santa's Cottage: Will be open Nov. 29, De. 6, Dec. 8, Dec. 13, Dec. 20 and Dec. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Broadway Fountain. Santa will also be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 and from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 22.
Indies First: Young adult author Julia Karr and Indiana Poet Laureate emeritus Norbert Krapf will be at Village Lights Bookstore Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. as part of the Small Business Saturday Indies First movement.
Festival of Lights: Thousands of holiday lights reflect into the water along the Ohio River at Paul Ogle Riverfront Park in Vevay from Nov. 30 to Dec. 31.
Nouveau Noelle: The six wineries of the Indiana Wine Trail will host a wine tasting and holiday event Dec. 14-15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit www.indianawinetrail.com.
Behind the Scenes Tour: Take a behind the scenes tour of the Lanier Mansion on the second Saturday of the month at 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors over 60 and $5 for children. The tours, which are limited to 15 people, include the basement, cupola, East wing and information not included on the standard tour. Reservations are required. For more information call (812) 273-0556.
Dashing Through the Snow: Madison Community Players will present the dinner theater production at 6 p.m. Dec. 5-7 at the Madison Elks Lodge. For tickets call (812) 493-3357 or (812) 701-9449.
A Christmas Carol: The Jennings County Players will present "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens and adapted by Romulus Linney. The production will run at Dec. 13-15 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Park Theatre Civic Centre in North Vernon. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets for students in Kindergarten through Twelfth grade are $3. For more information call (812) 346-0330.
Apple Tree Studio: Drawings and paintings from the artists of Apple Tree Studio in Bedford, Ky. will be on display during November at the Carroll County Public Library. Artwork from Corie Edens Carroll County High School art classes will also be on display in the alcove.
Square Deal Art Show: The second annual Square Deal Art Show will be on display from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31 at the Madison Art Club's Art on Main, 309 W. Main St. The exhibit features the unframed 12"x12" canvases from more than 50 artists. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed Wednesdays. For more information visit www.madisonartclub.com or call (812) 265-2923.
Jenny Straub Youngblood: "The Color of Dreams" will be on display in the Twain Room of Village Lights Bookstore through Jan. 21.
Ender's Game (PG13): The International Military seek out a leader who can save the human race from an alien attack. Ender Wiggin, a brilliant young mind, is recruited and trained to lead his fellow soldiers into a battle that will determine the future of Earth. The film stars Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield.
Christmas Classics: The Ohio Theatre will present the 1946 film "It's A Wonderful Life" from Nov. 29-Dec. 4. The 1954 musical film "White Christmas" will be shown Dec. 6-12. The series will close with the 1983 comedy "A Christmas Story" from Dec. 13-19. Admission is $5. For more information visit www.ohiotheatremadison.com.
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Frozen (PG): Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. The film features the voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad and Idina Menzel.
Delivery Man (PG13): An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity. The film stars Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt and Colbie Smulders.
Hunger Games - Catching Fire (PG13): Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.
Thor - The Dark World (PG13): Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston.
Free Birds (PG): Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good. The film features the voices of Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson and Amy Poehler.
Jackass Presents - Bad Grandpa (R): 86-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his 8-year-old grandson, Billy. The film stars Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll and Spike Jonze.