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 24

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.

February 26

Work It Wednesday: The monthly business networking lunch will be held at 11:30 a.m. at 301 E. Main St. The presentation will be on the Madison Consolidated Schools referendum and how it would affect businesses. A light lunch will be provided. The event is free for Chamber members and $4 for non-members.

Trimble CARES Coalition: Will meet at noon at the Trimble County Cooperative Extension Office. Lunch will be provided. For more information call (502) 255-5110, ext, 1044.

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

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

Pope John and Shawe Memorial Open House: Prince of Peace Schools will hold an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at both schools for potential students and their families. Individual tours will be given. For more information call (812) 273-5835, ext. 245.

House of Hope - Guest Service Training: Will be held for anyone interested volunteering in hospitality, or as a guided shopper, helper and in the children's corner at 6 p.m. at the Jefferson County Clearinghouse, 100 E. Second St. Anyone 18 and over is welcome to volunteer. For more information call (812) 265-2652.

Overdrive Big Library Read: Join the Carroll County Public Library in a world-wide library read event. Download "Keys to the Kitchen" by Aida Mollenkamp for free from Overdrive between Feb. 17 and March 5. Then connect with other readers and the author on Facebook and Twitter between 8 and 9 p.m.

February 27

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.

Music Makers: Will meet at 11 a.m. Thursdays at the Carroll County Public Library.

Be Heart Smart: Cardiologist Thomas Tu will host a free presentation from noon to 2 p.m. in the King's Daughters' Health conference center on the basement level of the hospital. Dr. Tu will speak about heart disease prevention and treatment. The program will include a question and answer session. A healthy lunch will be served. For more information or to RSVP call (812) 801-0583.

Carroll County Board of Education: Will meet at 5 p.m. in the media center at Carroll County High School. The meeting will showcase Carroll County High School.

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.

February 28

UFO Quilt Day: In the world of quilting a UFO is an unfinished project. Bring an unfinished project, whether it was started last week or last year, and join others for a productive day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. Knitters are also welcome.

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.

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.

Sophie Reen: The Madison Performing Arts Foundation will present an evening of cello music from Sophie Reen accompanied on the piano by her husband Dr. Stephen Reen at 7 p.m. at Madison Presbyterian Church, 202 Broadway.