Special Events

Jammin in the Hills: The fourth annual Jammin In the Hills will feature more than 20 performers Aug. 16-18 at 21354 Upper Goose Creek Road in Patriot. In addition to music, the event will offer local food, disc golf and camping. Tickets for the three-day event are $30 for adults and are available only at the gate. Parking is $8. Admission for children under 10 accompanied by a legal guardian is free. For more information visit the festival website at www.jammininthehillsmusic.com.

Ribberfest: The annual two-day festival of barbeque and blues will be held Aug. 16 and Aug. 17 at Bicentennial Park in downtown Madison. Friday will feature Robert Randolph and the Family Band and Saturday will feature Kenny Wayne Sheppard. Wristbands are $20. For more information visit www.swisswinefestival.org or call (812) 427-9463. www.madisonribberfest.com or call (800) 559-2956.

Swiss Wine Festival: The 42nd annual event will be held at Paul Ogle Riverfront Park in Vevay Aug. 22-Aug. 25 with wine tasting, a grape stomp, arts and crafts, amusement rides, a parade, riverboat cruises, 5K walk/run, cheerleading competition, live entertainment and more. For additional information visit www.

Al-Anon Family Group: Will meet at 7 p.m. Fridays at Madison Presbyterian Church, 202 Broadway. For more information call (812) 493-3848.

Orchard Support Group: A support group for pregnant mothers, new mothers and mothers of older children who are battling addiction will meet from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at the King's Daughters' Hospital.

Senior Citizens: The Madison Senior Center, 208 W. Main St., hosts activities during the week including euchre at noon on Monday and Thursday, and bingo at 10 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. The center also has a pool table, Wii, and dominoes. Lunch is available each day, but those interested must sign-up the day prior. For more information call (812) 265-4758.

August 12

Madison Port Authority: Will meet at noon at the Madison Railroad Office, 1121 W. J.P.G. Woodfill Road, Building 216. For more information visit www.madisonrailroad.com.

Jefferson County Republican Women: Will meet at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at Franco's, with a speaker from the Madison Police Department discussing personal safety. Plans will also be made for the upcoming ice cream social. All Republican women are welcome.

Court Street Cinemas: Will screen "Sapphires" at 6 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. The film is rated PG13.

August 13

Veterans Benefits Representative: A veterans benefits field representative from the Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs will be at the Veterans Affairs Health Clinic in Carrollton, Ky. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The representative will be available to assist veterans and widows/widowers for free in filing for federal and state benefits for veterans and dependents. A copy of the veteran's discharge papers are needed. For more information or to make an appointment call 1-800-747-9963.

NARFE: The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1677 will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse, 327 Clifty Drive. Natalie Stephan, Jefferson County Options Counselor with Lifetime Resources will be the guest speaker. All federal retirees, active federal employees, postal employees and guests are welcome.

Thomas Jefferson - His Architecture and Gardens: Joe Carr, retired director of the Jefferson County Historical Society, will present a free program on Thomas Jefferson's architecture and gardens at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 615 W. First St.

August 14

La Leche League: Will meet at 10:30 a.m. at 415 E. Second St. The meeting will discuss nutrition and weaning. All pregnant or breastfeeding women are welcome. For more information call (812) 273-6620.

Lego Mania: Will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library.

August 15

Moving for Better Health: The free senior exercise class will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Lide White Boys and Girls Club/Family and Community Center. For more information call (812) 273-1072.

Choices for Women Fundraiser: Will be held at Bob Evans wiht 15% of sales donated to Choices for Women Resource Center of Jefferson County when a fundraiser flyer is presented. Flyers can be picked up at the center, 314 Saint Michaels Ave. For more information call (812) 493-9264.

Southeastern Indiana Solid Waste District Board of Directors: Will meet at 7 p.m. in the Ripley County Annex Building in Versailles. All meetings are open to the public.

August 16

Carroll County Public Library Board: Will meet at noon at the library.

Pesto Party: Use the Carroll County Public Library's fresh garden herbs to try pesto recipes at 3:30 p.m. with a demonstration and tasting for children and adults. To sign-up call (502) 732-7020.

Senior Dance: Will be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department at Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion, 707 Jefferson Street, 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.

August 17

Magic Tournament: Will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library.

Backyard Concert Series: Will feature the Greg Ziesemer and Kriss Luckett in a free performance at 7 p.m. at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton, Ky. For more information call (502) 732-4384 or (502) 682-0256 or visit www.friendsofbutler-carrollton.com.

Senior Dance: Will not be held Saturdays at the Lide White Boys and Girls Club until further notice. For more information call (812) 274-0338.

August 18

Poker Run: The fourth annual fundraiser Christmas in August Poker Run will be held with registration from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. The race begins and ends at the Sunset Grill in Warsaw, Ky. Registration is $15 per bike, $5 per rider, $5 extra hand. Food will be provided after the ride. The event also includes door prizes, raffle items and a split the pot drawing. In case of rain the event will be moved to Aug. 25. For more information call (502) 514-2450.

Ritchie Reunion: Will be held at Neavill's Grove with a pitch-in meal at noon. All family and friends are welcome.

Christian Motorcycle Association: The "Soul Survivors" Madison Chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 331 E. Main St. The group meets on the third Sunday of the month. For more information call (502) 759-4821.