Special Events

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.

Summer Festival: Prince of Peace Catholic Schools will host their annual summer festival Aug. 23-24 from 5 p.m. to midnight on the Shawe and Pope John campus with free parking and admission. The event includes food, games, midway rides, raffles, music and more. Friday will feature a karaoke night from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday will include live music from The Rumors from 9 p.m. to midnight.

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 19

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

August 20

Breakfast Networking: Madison Chamber and Economic Development will host breakfast networking at 8 a.m. at 301 E. Main St.

Chess Club: Will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison Branch on the third Tuesday of the month.

Alzheimer's Support Group: Will meet at 7 p.m. at Hanover Health and Rehabilitation Center in the continuing education area in Wing 1. The free meeting offers an educational program and light refreshments. For more information call (812) 866-2625.

August 21

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

August 22

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.

AARP Driver's Safety Class: The Carroll County Public Library will host a 4-hour class designed to be a refresher in the basics of road safety for those 55 and over from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A light lunch will be provided. Registration is requested. The class is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. For more information call (502) 732-7020.

August 23

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

Fourth Friday: Will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Madison with art, music, dining, shopping and extended business hours. For more information call (812) 493-4984 or visit www.madisonmainstreet.com.

Alley Art Fair: Will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with the Fourth Friday Art Jam. The fair is a free outdoor event feature original artwork and crafts by area artists. For more information or to participate email artclub.madison.in@gmail.com.

Madison Future Young Professionals: Will host a networking kick off event from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Gallery 115, 115 E. Main St. for individuals age 18 to 42.

Poetry Nights: Will begin at 7 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore. All are welcome to read their own work or that of a favorite poet. The emcee is Madison poet Jill Kelly Koren.

August 24

C.R.A.N.E.: Conserving Resources through Agricultural and Natural Exploration will host a first exploration canoe/kayak tour of the Kentucky River from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Carrollton, Ky. The class is limited to 15 people. Registration is $10 per person. Registration is required. For more information call (502) 732-7030.

Pet Portraits Part II: Bring a photograph of your pet to the Carroll County Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon to create a work of art in paint and collage with Jill Mahoney. Materials will be provided, but a donation of cat or dog food, or cat litter for the Carroll County Animal Support Group is requested. For more information call (502) 732-7020.

Swiss Wine Festival Poker Run: Registration will begin at 11 a.m. at Mo's, 7 Ogle Industrial Park in Vevay. The ride departs at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for a single rider, $25 for double riders. All proceeds benefit Edelweiss Scholarship Pageants. For more information call (812) 427-3490.

Court Street Cinemas: Will present "Epic" at 2 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. The film is rated PG.

Columbus Philharmonic Brass Ensemble: Will perform pop, classical and various genres of jazz music in an outdoor concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lanier Mansion. Admission is $5 per adult, $2 per child. Proceeds from the concert will go towards funding historic site programming and building improvements. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 265-3526 or email greilly@indianamuseum.org.

August 25

Wine Poker Run: Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at State Road 56 and Ferry St., Vevay. The ride departs at 10 a.m. The cost is $25 for a single rider, $40 for double riders, and includes brunch and wine pavilion entrance with souvenir wine glass. All proceeds benefit Edelweiss Scholarship Pageants. For more information call (812) 427-3490.