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July 10 through 17, 2014
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Never Too Late Praise Band: Will perform at 7 p.m. July 10 in the pavilion at the Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds.
David and Whitney Campbell: Will perform at 7 p.m. July 10 in the grandstands at the Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds. Tickets are $5, and free for children age 6 and younger. For more information visit www.davidandwhitneymusic.com.
Music in the Park: The Madison Main Street Program event will feature The Doctor's Band and opening act Ryan Nix with live music, hot food vendors, an arts and crafts market, face painting and balloons July 11 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Broadway Fountain.
Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature The Kinmans with Maisy Reliford at 7 p.m. July 12. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information call (812) 752-8877 or visit www.rosscountryjamboree.com.
Backyard Concert Series: General Butler State Resort Park and Friends of Butler will present the 2014 Backyard Concert Series July 19 at 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Butler-Turpin State Historic House in Carrollton, Ky. The free concert will feature Kentucky Blue at 7 p.m.
Shock Treatment: Will hold a benefit show beginning at 10:30 p.m. July 19 at Key West Shrimp House. Proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
Friday, July 11
Bomar and Ritter: Will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Elks, 1251 W. Main St. The public are welcome.
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Crown Room Lounge.
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Moose Family Center, 1340 Michigan Road.
Saturday, July 12
John Sheckler: Will perform original and traditional songs on a mountain dulcimer from 1 to 3 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore.
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Crown Room Lounge.
Monday, July 14
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, July 15
Irish Session and Acoustic Jam: Will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. For the location or more information call (812) 701-9300.
Senior Dance: Will be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department at the Brown Gym featuring the music of Tommy Day & Cool Country. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.
Jefferson County 4-H Fair: Will be held July 5-12 at the Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds. Poor Jack Amusements will be open from 6 to 11 p.m. The commercial buildings will be open daily from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $2 per car, or $2 per walk-in. For more information call (812) 265-8919.
Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series: Will begin July 11 at 7 p.m. in the grandstands at the Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds. Tickets are $12, and free for children age 6 and younger. For more information visit www.bluegrasspulling.com.
12th Annual Hot Summer Days Car Show: Will be held, rain or shine, July 12 at the Fair Oaks Mall Parking Lot, 2380 25th St., Columbus. Registration will run from 8 a.m. to noon. Proceeds will go to regional charities. For more information or to register visit www.columbuscorvette.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.
Ulster Project Annual Auction Dinner: Will begin at 6 p.m. July 12 at The Old Market on Main, 801 W. Main St. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. A table of eight can be purchased for $100. For more information, to purchase advance tickets or to make a donations call (812) 265-3172.
WIKI 33rd Annual Country Showdown Finals: Will be held at 7 p.m. July 12 at the pavilion of the Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds. For more information call (812) 273-3139.
Mud Run: Will begin at 7 p.m. July 12 in the grandstands at the Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds. Tickets are $5, and free for children age 6 and younger. For more information visit www.koidragracing.com.
A Summertime Dance: Will be held July 12 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Moose Lodge, 1340 Michigan Road, with Grand Slam, Eddie Abraham, Donna Stephenson and Mark Atcher. The public is invited.
Switzerland County 4-H Fair: Will be held July 12-19 at the Switzerland County 4-H Fairgrounds. The 4-H Exhibit Hall will open Monday through Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and open on July 19 from 2 to 6:30 p.m. The commercial building will be open Monday through Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. The building will open from noon to 9 p.m. on July 19. There is no main gate entry fee for the Switzerland County Fair this year, and there is no charge for parking. For more information call (812) 427-3152.
One-Act Plays: The Rivers Institute Traveling Theatre's One-Act Plays will be presented July 15 from noon to 1 p.m. as part of the Carnegie Center's Lunch & Learn Series in New Albany. The program is free, but registration is required. Call (812) 944-7336 for more information or to register.
Mary Poppins: Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville will continue its 40th anniversary season with "Mary Poppins," based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film. The show will run July 1 through Aug. 17. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.
Jay Benzing: The Madison Art Club's Art on Main will feature the watercolors of Jay Benzing of Patriot during the month of July. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The gallery does not have set hours on Wednesdays. For more information visit www.madisonartclub.com or call (812) 265-2923.
Plein Air or Not: Well-known Madison painter Larry Rudolech will present works in oil on canvas at Village Lights Bookstore. Half of the pieces were created en plein air and the other half are studio works. The viewer is challenged to distinguish between the two. The exhibit will run through July 22.
X-Men - Days of Future Past: The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. The film stars Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Peter Dinklage.
Family Film Series: The Ohio Theatre will host free showings during their family film series. Movies show at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays and at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. The remaining scheduled films are: The Nut Job, July 14-15; Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters, July 21-22; and The Lego Movie, July 28-29. For more information visit www.ohiotheatremadison.com.
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (PG13): A growing nation of genetically evolved apes is threatened by a band of humans who survived the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of war. The film stars Gary Oldman and Keri Russell.
Deliver Us From Evil (R): New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rituals of exorcism. The film stars Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez and Olivia Munn.
Earth to Echo (PG): Friendship is the greatest adventure of all. After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien, who needs their help.
Tammy (R): After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother. The film stars Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates.
Transformers - Age of Extinction (PG13): An automobile mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings the Autobots - and a paranoid government official - down on them. The Michael Bay film stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor.
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (PG): When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. The film features the voices of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett and Gerard Butler.
22 Jump Street (R): After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. The films tars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill.