Special Events

Spoon River Anthology: The Madison Community Players will present an adapted version of Edgar Lee Masters' "Spoon River Anthology" at 7 p.m. on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23 at John Paul Park. Bring a lawnchair and a picnic. Donations will be accepted. For more information visit www.madisoncommunityplayers.org.

Swiss Wine Festival: Vevay will host the 43rd annual Swiss Wine Festival Aug. 21-24 with live music, performances, amusement rides, strolling performers, wine tasting and the Midwest Championship Grape Stomp. Grammy-nominated artist Diamond Rio will perform at 8:45 p.m. Friday. The concert is free with festival admission. For more information visit www.swisswinefestival.org.

Prince of Peace Summer Festival: Will be held Aug. 22 and 23 on Prince of Peace Catholic Schools grounds with cornhole, rides, face painting, food, cash giveaways, raffle tickets and a beer tent. Friday will also include karaoke from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., followed by the Doctors Band from 9 p.m. to midnight. Saturday will feature a $10 chicken dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and music from The Rumors from 9 p.m. to midnight. To purchase raffle tickets or for more information call (812) 273-5835, ext. 245.

Jefferson County House of Hope: Will provide free food and supplies to residents of Jefferson County who are in need. A household may visit once every 30 days. Guests will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays. The clearinghouse is located at 100 E. Second St. The entrance is located off First St., at the rear of the building.

Celebrate Recovery: A 12-step, Christ-centered, recovery program for hurts, habits and hang-ups, from addictions to depression, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at St. John's United Church of Christ, 406 East St. For more information call (812) 801-6008. (812) 599-4163 or (812) 701-9712.

Farmer's Market: Will run from April 1 through Oct. 31 on Broadway between Main and Third streets. The market is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

August 18

Needlecraft Guild: Join Harriet of Harriet's Knit Knook for crafting fun and conversation at the Jefferson County Public Library Hanover branch at 5:30 p.m. Bring supplies and a current project and spend time with fellow knitters. The group is open to knitters of all experience levels. For more information call (812) 265-2744.

Court Street Cinemas: The Carroll County Public Library will screen "Divergent" at 6 p.m. The PG-13 film is based on the first book in the young-adult trilogy by Veronica Roth. For more information call (502) 732-7020.

Freethinkers Coffee and Conversation: Will meet at 7 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month at Mumbles.

August 19

Perler Bead Jewelry: Make pins, necklaces, bracelets, key chains and ear bud covers, and just about anything else you can think of at 3:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. For more information call (502) 732-7020.

National Night Out: Madison City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Johnson Lake in celebration of National Night Out. City of Madison police officers and other city employees will host a free cookout starting at 5 p.m. City department heads will be available to discuss any concerns or issues with residents before or after the meeting. The Madison Community band will perform immediately following the meeting.

What is the Cost of Drugs?: A community forum will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Bedford Baptist Church.

Chess Club: Will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch.

Packing the Perfect Lunch Class: Send your child to school with delicious nourishing food that will feed their body and mind. Holistic health coach Cherie Rike will give tips on how to pack the perfect lunch at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch. For more information call (812) 265-1054.

Madison Community Band Practice: Will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at the Brown Gym. All ages and skill levels are welcome. For more information call (812) 273-5103.

August 20

Babywearers of Madison: A resource group for babywearing, cloth diapering and relate topics will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Madison branch at the third Wednesday of the month. For more information call (502) 310-0603.

CAFFE: Carrollton Area Families for Education will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Carroll County Public Library.

Lego Mania: Enjoy after-school lego fun at 3:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library.

Business After Hours: The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce network event will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at River Valley Financial Bank, 430 Clifty Drive.

Microloan Review Committee Meeting: The Madison Microloan Review Committee will not meet at 5 p.m. No inquiries were before the committee. The next meeting will be held Sept. 17.

Trimble County Board of Education: Will meet at 6 p.m. at the Trimble County Schools Central Office.

Let's Talk About It Book Club: Discuss Jane Austin's classic "Pride and Prejudice" at 7 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch. Newcomers are welcome. The group meets in the conference room. For more information call (812) 265-2744.

August 21

Moving for Better Health: The free 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.

Carroll County Board of Education: Will meet at 5 p.m. at the Alternative Learning Center.

T.O.P.S.: Taking Off Pounds Sensibly will meet Thursdays at 5 p.m. at Faith Alliance Church. Weigh-in is at 4:30 p.m. For more information call (812) 265-4641 or (812) 265-5529.

Support Group: Will meet every Thursday at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1429 Clifty Drive, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The free spiritually-based group supports those struggling with depression, fear, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and grief. For more information call (502) 468-6316.

Cross Stitch Club: Will meet to discuss projects and share tips at 6:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch. All levels of experience are welcome. Bring a recent project and enjoy conversation with fellow crafters in the library auditorium. For more information call (812) 265-2744.

August 22

Fourth Friday: Will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Madison with free trolley rides and extended hours for businesses. The theme is "Downtown Summer Nights" and will include a live art walk through downtown.

Senior Dance: Will be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department at the Brown Gym featuring the music of Steel Country. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.

Lide White Memorial Boys & Girls Club Annual Dinner Auction: Will be held with social hour from 6 to 7 p.m., dinner from 7 to 7:45 p.m. and guest speaker Charlie Gannon, Madison-Milton Bridge project manager; and an auction at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased through rbjlwbgc@hotmail.com or at www.lidewhite.com.

Poetry Nights: Village Lights Bookstore will host an open sign-up; open -mic event from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 22 during Fourth Friday. The emcee for the event is local poet Jill Kelly Koren. This month's event also features three guest poets from Ledge Mule Press: Ross Gay, Chris Mattingly and David Watters.

Mayor's Movie in the Park: Will feature "Frozen" starting at dusk, approximately 9:30 p.m., at Bicentennial Park as part of Fourth Friday. For more information on the free screening call (812) 265-8300.