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December 5 through December 12, 2013
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Louisville Brass: Will be presented in concert by the Madison Performing Arts Foundation at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed.
Ross Country Jamboree: Will host a Doo-Wop All Stars show at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Admission is $12. To purchase tickets or for more information call (812) 752-8877 or visit www.rosscountryjamboree.com.
Andrea Davidson: Madison's Andrea Davidson will be in concert Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. at The Vernon in Louisville, Ky. with Appalatin. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets call (502) 523-5057.
Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature Mike Boughey as Elvis, and Brooke Thornsberry as Linda Ronstadt at 7 p.m. Dec. 7. 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.
Madison Community Concert Band: Will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Clifty Falls State Park's Clifty Inn Overlook Room. Admission to the concert is free, but donations are welcomed.
Friday, December 6
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Moose Family Center, 1340 Michigan Road.
Saturday, December 7
Clocgheann: The Celtic band will mix ballads with fiddler and whistle tunes, jigs, reels and shanties from 8 to 11 p.m. at The Thomas Family Winery.
The Paul Boggs Band: Will play country, folk and rock and roll from 8 to 11 p.m. with dancing 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.
Audible Point: Will perform at the Electric Lady from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Monday, December 9
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 10
Irish Session and Acoustic Jam: Will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. For the location or more information call (812) 701-9300.
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.
Light Up Bedford: Activities planned for the Dec. 6 Light Up Bedford event have been canceled. The event will not be rescheduled for this year.
Senior Dance: Will not be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department at the Brown Gym. The event has been canceled due to forecast ice and snow accumulation.
Vevay's First Friday: Will be held Dec. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Vevay with late-night shopping, store specials and free carriage rides. Switzerland County Tourism will hold an Ugly Christmas Sweater contest, open to everyone. Judging will take place at 8 p.m. at the Visitors Center. Children are welcome to make a jingle bell necklace at the Visitors Center from 6 to 8 p.m. All acitviites are free and open to the public.
A Very Merry Christmas Parade: A holiday celebration on Main Street will begin Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. and run from Jefferson to Mill streets. For more information call (812) 265-8300.
Light Up Vevay: Will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Scrooge and an Elf on the Shelf roaming downtown Vevay at starting at noon and visiting the Switzerland County Visitors Center at 1:45 for pictures. The Visitors Center will continue to offer a jingle bell necklace craft for children as long as supplies last.
A Country Christmas: Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Musee de Venoge, 111 State Road 129, and The Thiebaud Farmstead, 5147 E. State Road 56, in Switzerland County. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information visit www.venoge.org or call (812) 593-5726 or (812) 427-3560.
A Christmas Carroll: Will be held in downtown Carrollton and around the Carroll County Courthouse square Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A parade will begin at noon and run from Port William Lane to the square. Carriage rides will be available for $1 or a donation of a canned food item for the local food pantry. Pictures with Santa will be available for a $5 donation to the local Shop with a Cop. A heated craft tent will be set up during the event.
A Christmas Carol: Storyteller Bob Hartsaw will read an abridged version of "A Christmas Carol," Dec. 7 starting at 4 p.m. at Gallery 115. Kara Motsinger will also read "The Night Before Christmas." Refreshments will be served.
Vevay Christmas Parade: Vevay's second annual Christmas parade will be held Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. beginning with the "Ringing of the Bells," a simultaneous bell ringing from downtown churches. Parade goers are encouraged to bring their own bells to join. The parade will end at Paul Ogle Riverfront Park with cookies, hot chocolate and a visit from Santa. At nightfall Vevay's Christmas tree will be lit for the season.
Live Nativity and Christmas Carol Sing Along: Will be held Dec. 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Broadway Fountain. The sing-along will begin at 5 p.m.
Kentucky Dulcimer Gatherin': Join an afternoon of Christmas music with the newly formed Kentucky Dulcimer Gatherin' Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library.
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.
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.
Santa's Cottage: Will be open Dec. 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.
Festival of Trees: General Butler State Resort Park will host the annual Festival of Trees from Dec. 7 through Jan. 1, with the exception of Dec. 23-Dec. 26 when the lodge will close for the holiday.
Klinkenschnell - The Christmas Bell: The Christian Academy of Madison will present th play at 6 p.m. Dec. 5. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students up to the 12th grade.
The Evening News Hour: The Christian Academy of Carrollton will present its annual Christmas program at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 in the school gymnasium. Admission is free.
Dashing Through the Snow: Madison Community Players will present the dinner theater production at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5-7 at the Madison Elks Lodge. Advance registration is required. 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.
Greiner Art Gallery: The Hanover College Greiner Art Gallery is currently featuring artwork from two senior studio art majors. On display are paper cut figures by Olivia Hinkel and photographs by Haley Patterson. The artwork will be on display from Nov. 25-Dec. 7 with a reception and gallery talk Dec. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. The gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit http://art.hanover.edu.
Jim Waldo: The artwork of Jim Waldo will be on display at The Thomas Family Winery during December.
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 1954 musical film "White Christmas" from Dec. 6-12. The series will close with the 1983 comedy "A Christmas Story" from Dec. 13-19. For more information visit www.ohiotheatremadison.com.
Polar Express: Will be shown for free Dec. 7 immediately following the Madison Christmas parade.
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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.
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.
Gravity (PG13): A medical engineer and astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. The film stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.