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July 17 through July 31, 2014
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Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature Mike Boughey, Alexis Vanmeter and Jordan Bales at 7 p.m. July 19. 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 18
Gary Applegate: Will perform from 9 p.m. to midnight at the 1st Street Country Saloon.
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 19
Greg and Kris: The local acoustic duo will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Thomas Family Winery.
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Crown Room Lounge.
Monday, July 21
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 22
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 Gary Hewitt and the Honky Tonk Band. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.
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.
Created Equal - America's Civil Rights Struggle: Eleutherian College will host the educational and cultural program with a screening of "Slavery by Another Name" July 19 at 3 p.m. For more information visit www.eleutheriancollege.org.
Summer Bash: Dance the evening away July 19 from 8 to 11 p.m. with The Doctors Band at the Madison Elks Lodge No. 524, 1251 W. Main St., Tickets are $10 per person. For more information or to make a reservation call (812) 265-2466.
Fourth Friday: Will be held July 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Madison with free trolley rides and extended hours for businesses. The theme is "Slice of Summer."
July Fest: Deputy Volunteer Fire Department will host the July 26 event with a hog roast dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. The meal is $7, or $4 for children age 10 and under. The event will also include inflatables, fireworks, a cornhole tournament at 1 p.m. and a euchre tournament at 4 p.m. Registration for the cornhole tournament is $20 and begins at 12:30 p.m. Registration for the Euchre tournament is $10 and begins at 3:30 p.m.
Materfest: The Scott County Visitors Commission will hold Materfest July 26-27 on the courthouse lawn with food, vendors, cornhole, contests, an antique toy and tractor show, farmers market and live music. Ross Country Jamboree will host concerts both Saturday and Sunday. For more information on the shows call (812) 752-8877.
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.
Summer Theatre Workshop: The Madison Community Players will host its annual summer theatre workshop July 21-Aug. 1 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Brown Gym. Those in third grade and older are welcome. Tuition is $25. The student performance will be held at 7 p.m. July 31. For more information call (812) 493-3357.
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.
Martha Bladen: The artwork of Martha Bladen will be on display at The Thomas Family Winery during July.
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.
The Art of Healing: Selections from 18 local artists were chosen to bring artwork to the walls of King's Daughters' Hospital from July 1 to Sept. 30. A public reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. July 18. Refreshments will be served. For more information call the Madison Art Club at (812) 265-2923 or email email@example.com.
Edge of Tomorrow (PG13): An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy. The film stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton.
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: 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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Planes - Fire & Rescue (PG): When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins forces with fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, The Smokejumpers, to battle a massive wildfire. The film features the voices of Dane Cook, Ed Harris and Julie Bowen.
Sex Tape (R): A married couple wake up to discover that the video they made the evening before has gone missing, leading to a frantic search for its whereabouts. The film stars Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz and Rob Corddry.
The Purge - Anarchy (R): A couple are driving home to their kids when their car runs out of gas just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, Leo goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles.
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.
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.