Special Events

Beginning Japanese: Learn basic Japanese phrases, cultural differences and etiquette, and how the Japanese alphabets and symbols work. Amelia Payne will host the six-week program Mondays at 6:30 p.m. from Feb. 24 to March 31 at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch. The program is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to enroll call (812) 265-2744.

Mama Won't Fly Auditions: The Madison Community Players will hold auditions for the upcoming production of "Mama Won't Fly" at the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, 301 E. Main St., from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26 and Feb. 27, and from noon to 2 p.m. March 1. For more information call (812) 701-8986 or (812) 493-3357.

February 21

Cork Jewelry: Make a unique craft for teens and adults at 3:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. To sign up for the free program call (502) 732-7020.

Freethinkers Book Club: Will meet at 6 p.m. on the third Friday of the month at Village Lights Bookstore.

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.

No More Cutting: A support group for girls from junior high to college who struggle with depression, fear, anxiety and suicidal thoughts will meet every Friday at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1429 Clifty Drive, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The group is spiritually-based and non-denominational. For more information call (502) 468-6316.

Swiss Idol Auditions: Will be held Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Historic Hoosier Theater in Vevay. Participants do not have to be a resident of Switzerland County. Singers should register in advance at the Vevay Switzerland County Visitors Center. The next round will be at 7 p.m. March 8. For more information call (800) 435-5688.

February 22

Third House Legislative Breakfast: Will be held at 9 a.m. at Ivy Tech Community College in the business conference center.

Bluebird Nest Box Workshop: Clifty Falls State Park will host a bluebird nesting box workshop suitable for families starting at 10:30 a.m. Participants will assemble a bluebird nesting box and learn information essential to attracting bluebirds. Kits are limited to one per family. The program costs $2 per person for ages 5 and older and $10 per kit. Participants can pay by cash or check. Participants will also need a #2 medium phillips-head screwdriver. Children age 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. For more information call (812) 273-0609.

End of the Month Meal: Will be served from 11 a.m. to noon at the Salvation Army. The meal will be prepared and served by Women on Mission and youth from Calvary Baptist Church. For meal delivery call (812) 265-2157 after 9 a.m. Saturday.

Souper Saturday: The Indiana Wine Trail, which includes Ertel Cellars Winery in Batesville, Lanthier Winery, Madison Vineyards, The Ridge Winery in Vevay, Stream Cliff Farm Winery in Commiskey and Thomas Family Winery, will feature their best wines paired with soups from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Take Your Child to the Library Day: Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with a presentation from Animal Tales at 2 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. Live animals and fun facts are presented by zoo educators and naturalists. Each child will also receive a free gift.

Bridal Show: The Livery Stable will host a bridal show from 2 to 4 p.m. with fashion shows at 2 and 3 p.m. Admission is free. Booths representing numerous local businesses will be in attendance.

February 23

An Afternoon Celebrating Black History: A reception will be held from 1 to 1:45 p.m. at Art on Main for an exhibit of original art expressing images of African American history and culture. Then enjoy a taste of soul foods from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 309 E. Fifth St. along with a screening of "Slavery by Another Name," a 90-minute documentary that challenges the belief that slavery in America ended with the Emancipation Proclamation.

February 24

Jefferson County Board of Tourism: Will meet on the fourth Monday of the month at 9 a.m. at the Madison Visitors Center.

Moving for Better Health: The free exercise class will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays at the Brown Gym. For more information call (812) 273-1072.

VisitMadison Inc. Board of Directors: Will meet on the fourth Monday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Madison Visitors Center.

Fourth Monday Book Group: Will gather at noon at the Carroll County Public Library to discuss "Tell the Wolves I'm Home" by Carol Rifka Brunt. Copies are available at the library desk.

Tobacco Production Update and Trainings: Dr. Robert Pearce, University of Kentucky tobacco specialist, will give an update on tobacco production and provide training on good agricultural production practices for tobacco. The program will be offered at 1:30 p.m. at the USDA Office in Scottsburg. For more information or to make a reservation call (812) 752-8452. The program will also be presented at 6 p.m. at the Switzerland County Purdue University Extension Office in Vevay. For more information call (812) 427-3152.

Carrollton City Council: Will meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in council chambers at Carrollton City Hall.

Lexington Historical Society: Will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lexington Christian Church. The program was rescheduled from January. Membership due of $10 may be paid at the meeting. The speaker will be Jennifer Beckman, a bee keeper near Lexington. A dessert will be served. The location is wheelchair accessible.

February 25

Carroll County Fiscal Court: Will meet at 9 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the Fiscal Court on the second floor of the Carroll County Courthouse.

B4K Club: Will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Carroll County Public Library.

Jefferson County in Ft. Myers: A gathering of individuals from Jefferson County will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral in Ft. Myers, Fla. All are welcome. For more information call (239) 395-2015.

911 Communications Administrative Board of Jefferson County: Will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:15 p.m. at Madison City Hall. Accommodations are available by calling (812) 273-3313 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

Septics - A Messy Business Workshop: Learn about correct soils for septic systems, the difference in systems for different situations, rules and operating permits, caring for a system and funding opportunities at 6:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Health Department. To register call (812) 689-4107 or email casie.auxier@hhills.org.