Looking Ahead - April 14, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017 3:00 PM
Looking Ahead items must be submitted in writing and hand-carried, mailed, faxed or e-mailed to The Madison Courier at least two weeks before the date of the activity, meeting or event. The Madison Courier is located at 310 West St., Madison, IN 47250. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. E-mail us at email@example.com.
Scavenger Hunts: Drop in at the Madison or Hanover branch of the Jefferson County Public Library from April 10 to April 15 for a scavenger hunt in celebration of National Library Week. Pick up a list of characters for the hunt. Find them all and get a prize.
Spring Crafts: All ages are invited to make a bunny, paper eggs and tissue-paper flowers at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch.
Fish Fry: The Prince of Peace Ladies Organization will host a fish fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children. There will also be a raffle.
Haiku Workshop: Poet Kyle D. Craig will present a workshop from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore as part of the Poetry Cafe series. There is a $35 participation fee, which includes a copy of “dust devils: The Red moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2016.” Advanced registration is required.
Senior Dance: The Madison Parks Department will not host a dance due to the Good Friday holiday. For more information, call (812) 265-4758.
Frisch Marionettes: Vevay’s Historic Hoosier Theater will host the Cincinnati-based puppet company at 7 p.m. Tickets for the show are $5. For advanced tickets, or more information, call (812) 427-3237.
Pancake Breakfast: Hanover Masonic Lodge 652 will host a public pancake breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the lodge. A goodwill offering will be collected.
Up and Away! Show off crafting skills by building and flying your very own kite at 10 a.m. at the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center before taking it to the air at the Clifty shelter. All materials are provided. Donations accepted to offset material costs.
Salvation Army: Will host its annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. in Lorenz Park for children of all ages. For more information, call (812) 265-2157.
H.O.P.P.S. Easter Eggstravaganza: The third annual fundraiser will be held at Bicentennial Park with breakfast concessions available at 11 a.m. and a free egg hunt for those age 12 and younger at noon. Donations welcome. All proceeds benefit pediatric cancer patients and their families.
Family Story Time: Will be held for all ages at 11 a.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch with stories, music and crafts.
Care for Kids Easter Eggstravaganza: Will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds. The event will include 16 activity booths, a visit from the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt outdoors, prizes, and candy bags for the first 400 children.. Admission is $4 per child. Concessions will also be available for purchase.
Spring into the Valley: The Indiana Wine Trail will kick off spring with its annual event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 15 at Ertel Cellars Winery, Lanthier Winery, Madison Vineyards Estate Winery, The Ridge Winery, Stream Cliff Farm Winery, the Thomas Family Winery and recent addition, Holtkamp Winery and Vineyards in Dearborn County.
Rally to be America’s Best: Before the America’s Best Communities team heads to Denver, Colo. for the grand prize announcement on April 19, show support for the community at a rally at 5:30 p.m. at the Ohio Theatre, 105 E. Main St. Attendees are asked to wear red, white and blue. A photograph will be taken at 6 p.m. For more information, call (812) 265-8300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Singin’ in the Rain: The Ohio Theatre will screen the 1952 musical “Singing in the Rain” at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. A cash bar and concessions will be available.
Jesus Christ Superstar: The Motherlodge Arts Exchange, a touring group of performers, will bring the music of Jesus Christ Superstar back to the Red Bicycle Hall at 8 p.m. April 15. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the band Yapa will open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door for $30.
Moving for Better Health: The free strength and balance exercise class will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays at the Brown Gym. For more information, call (812) 273-1072.
Board of Public Works: Will meet at 11:30 a.m. in Madison City Hall.
Ohio Valley Indivisible: Will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch. For more information, email email@example.com.
Freethinkers of Madison: Will meet on the first and third Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. For more information, call (812) 839-6535.
Mother Goose on the Loose: The Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch will host an event for children 6- to 35-months-old at 10 a.m. The free event includes rhymes, songs and musical instruments for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. For more information, or to register, call (812) 265-2744.
Prince of Peace Registration: Shawe Memorial High School and Pope John Elementary School will hold registration from 4 to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria at the elementary school. Tours are available. For more information, call (812) 273-5835, ext. 245 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Council: Will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Madison City Hall.
Hanover Town Council: Will meet at 6:15 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday each month at the Hanover Community Center, 200 Spruce Lane.
Preschool StoryTime: Will be held at 10 a.m. for children ages 3 to 6 with stories, movement and crafts at the Madison branch. For more information, or to sign-up, call (812) 265-2744
Moving for Better Health: The free strength and balance exercise class will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Lide White Memorial Boys & Girls Club/Family & Community Center. For more information, call (812) 273-1072.
Preschool StoryTime: Will be held at 10 a.m. for children ages 3 to 6 with stories, movement and crafts at the Hanover branch. For more information, or to sign-up, call (812) 866-1470
Jefferson County Job Fair: Will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ivy Tech Community College. Applicants should dress professionally, bring a resume and be prepared to fill out applications. For assistance with a resume or interviewing, call (812) 265-3734.
Harlem Wizards vs. Carroll County Crushers: The fundraiser will be held at 7 p.m. at the Carroll County High School gym. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Family Ties Resource Center. There will be a free autograph session after the game. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call (502) 732-7008.
Southeastern Indiana Solid Waste District Board of Directors: Will meet at 6 p.m. in the Ripley County Annex Building in Versailles. All meetings are open to the public.
15th Annual Student Art Exhibit: Will be held at the Jefferson County Historical Society with an open house and reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Big Oaks Bird Tour: Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge and the Oak Heritage Conservancy will host a birding tour. Join biologists at 7 a.m. at the office for an opportunity to see some migratory birds of Indiana. The cost is $3 per person. Big Oaks is considered a “globally important bird area.” For more information, call (812) 273-0783.
Hutchings Museum Ribbon Cutting: Join Historic Madison Inc. as it celebrates the new exhibits of the Hutchings Museum at 5:30 p.m. at 120 W. Third St. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit www.historicmadisoninc.com.
Senior Dance: The Madison Parks Department will host a dance featuring the music of Paul Boggs at 6 p.m. at the Brown Gym. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, call (812) 265-4758.
Freethinkers Book Club: Meets on the third Friday of the month at 6 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore. They will discuss “Your Inner Fish - A Journey into the 3.5 Billion-Year History of the Human Body,” by Neil Shubin. For more information, call (812) 839-6535.
Wig’d Out: The Madison Human Relations Commission will host a screening of the film “Wig’d Out” at 6 p.m. at The Ohio Theatre. The film has a theme of self acceptance and confidence based on a bald young lady who chooses to go “wigless.”
Food Giveaway: North Madison Christian Church, 1400 E. State Road 62, will host a free food giveaway from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Individuals should arrive early to receive a pass. For more information, call (812) 273-1601.
Earth Day Open Play: All Kids Can will host a free open outdoor play from 9 a.m. to noon at 2420 Wilson Ave. For more information, call (812) 265-8228.
Egg Hunts: The Jefferson County Public Library will host egg hunts at both branches of the library. The hunt at Madison will be at 11 a.m., followed by a hunt at Hanover at 2 p.m. Children will be split into two age groups. For more information, or to sign-up, call (812) 265-2744.
Pedal and Picnic: Take part in a social bike ride around Clifty Canyon and through Clifty Falls State Park in recognition of Earth Day. The path is a moderate ride, that is approximately 4 miles. After the ride, participants are encouraged to bring lunch to eat at the Clifty Shelter, where fruit and dessert will be provided. Riders will depart from the swimming pool parking lot at 11 a.m.
Dupont Alumni Dinner: The alumni of Dupont Elementary School and Dupont High School will hold their annual dinner and meeting at 6 p.m. in the Dupont Fire House. Those who attend are asked to bring a dish to share. Meat, rolls, drinks and table service will be furnished. All who attended Dupont schools are welcome. For more information, call (812) 346-3414.
Blazing Saddles: The Ohio Theatre will screen the 1974 Mel Brooks comedy “Blazing Saddles” at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5.
Elvis Tribute Fundraiser: The Scholarships and Christmas for Children group will host a fundraiser to raise money for scholarships for Southwestern High School seniors. The event will feature Elvis tribute artist Travis Albertson of Austin. The event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Salvation Army. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10, $15 for couples, $5 for children age 6 to 12, and free for children under age 5. Concessions will also be available along with auction items.