July 25

American Queen: Will be in Madison from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Ride with the Governor: The governor and participating motorcyclists plan to arrive in Madison at 4 p.m. at Bicentennial Park. Donations for the House of Hope Food Pantry will be accepted. For more information call 800-23-ABATE or visit www.abateonline.org

Blood Drive: Will be held by the American Red Cross from noon to 5 p.m. at the Carrollton Utilities, 829 Polk St., Carrollton, Ky.. To schedule an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Underwater Adventure: Explore Indiana as it was 420 million years ago. Meet at the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center at 2 p.m. for a 30-minute talk, then join the naturalist on a search for fossils in the creek bed. Those participating should wear appropriate footwear. For more information call (812) 273-0609.

A Midsummer Nights Dream: The public is invited to attend a shortened version of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 3 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library presented by the CCPL Globe Players.

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 "Slice of Summer."

Ulster Project Closing Ceremony: Will be held at 5:30 p.m. at North Madison Christian Church, 1400 E. State Road 62. The community is welcome to send off the Northern Ireland teens. For more information call (812) 292-6169.

My Home Town - Lou Knoble: Madison painter Lou Knoble presents abstract works, rendered in oil on canvas at Village Lights Bookstore. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 9 p.m.

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.

Pool Party: A free community swim will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crystal Beach Pool with free food, music and free school supplies. For more information call (812) 265-2331.

July 26

Breakfast: The Hanover Masonic Lodge F. & A.M. No. 652, 239 W. Main St., Hanover, will hold a breakfast with pancake, waffles, eggs, sausage and bacon from 6 to 10:30 a.m. A freewill donation will be collected.

Tuck Pointing with Mark Johnson: The M.A.I.N. and Hanover College Business Scholars programs will host a series of workshops with community members skilled in preservation trades. All lectures are free and open to the public. Mark Johnson will present on tuck pointing from 8 a.m. to noon at 743 W. Third St. For more information call (812) 265-8300.

Free Food Giveaway: North Madison Christian Church, 1400 E. State Road 62, will host a free food giveaway from 9 to 11 a.m. Arrive early to get a free pass. For more information call (812) 273-1601.

Back to School Expo: Will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Family Life Center behind Madison Assembly of God. The free event will include face painting, bounce houses and prizes. For more information call (812) 273-3139.

Photo Scavenger Hunt: Drop by the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to pick up a list of items to take pictures of while you explore the park. Return to the Nature Center once you are finished to get a prize. For more information call (812) 273-0609.

End of Month Meal: First Baptist Church will host the end of month community meal from 11 a.m. to noon. The meal is sponsored by Tri Kappa Sorority. Deliveries to Jefferson County seniors begin at 10:15 a.m. by the Knights of Columbus. The meal will include local ham, and locally grown green beans, red potatoes, corn and cookies.

Raker-Buscher Reunion: The descendants of Ernst and Mary E. Buscher Raker will hold their annual reunion at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 6147 KY 36, Milton, Ky. Lunch will begin around noon. Those attending are asked to bring a picnic basket with food to share and any genealogy items to share with the family. All descendants of Johann F. and Henriette Buscher Strautmann, and Henry M. and Mary Buscher Titkemeyer are also welcome. For more information call (812) 701-3690, (502) 648-5216 or (502) 732-5341.

Critter Feeding and Turtle Walk: Visit the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center at 2 p.m. to learn what's on the menu for local critters and help give the center's turtles some sunshine.

Retirement Celebration for Rosemary Sullivan: Trinity United Methodist Church, 412 W. Main St., will celebrate church secretary Rosemary Sullivan's 33 years of service with a party from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. All are welcome.

July Fest: Deputy Volunteer Fire Department will host July Fest with a hog roast dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. The meal is $7, or $4 for children age 10 and under. The event will also include inflatables, fireworks, a cornhole tournament at 1 p.m. and a euchre tournament at 4 p.m. Registration for the cornhole tournament is $20 and begins at 12:30 p.m. Registration for the Euchre tournament is $10 and begins at 3:30 p.m.

Court of Honor: Will be held to recognize Ethan Schmitt of Madison on the completion of his Eagle Scout Award at 4:30 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

SWHS Class of 1974 Reunion: The Southwestern High School class of 1974 will hold its 40-year reunion at 5:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge. For more information call (812) 499-6856 or (812) 599-0757.

Court Street Cinemas: Will show, "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" at 6 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. The film is rated PG.

Reptile Rap: Discover what it means to be a reptile and get up-close and personal with some guests at 8 p.m. at the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center. Meet at the campground amphitheater for this 40-minute program. For more information call (812) 273-0609.

July 27

Canyon Curiosities: Meet at the Clifty Falls State Park Clifty Shelter at 10:30 a.m. to begin a 40-minute hike that will visit two of the park's most iconic water features. For more information call (812) 273-0609.

Tricky Tracks: Meet at the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center at 2 p.m. to discover whose been leaving tracks at the park or in your backyard in this 30-minute program. Create a track field guide to take home. For more information call (812) 273-0609.

July 28

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 meet at noon at the Carroll County Public Library to discuss "Flora" by Gail Godwin.

KYNECT: Get assistance with Kentucky health care sign-up from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. No appointment necessary.

Jefferson County Board of Health: Will meet at 6 p.m. in the board room of the Jefferson County Health Department, 715 Green Road.

Gardening Through the Seasons: The Jefferson County Master Gardeners presentation will focus on how to create beautiful and thriving gardens at 6:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch. For more information call (812) 265-2744.

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 hold a patriotic program at 7 p.m. at Lexington Christian Church. The meeting will include musical presentations and readings. Commemorative plates will be on display and refreshments will be served. Those attending are encouraged to wear red, white and blue, Lexington School "minute men" hats or shirts. The location is wheelchair accessible.

July 29

Southwestern Public Meeting: Will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the school corporation board room at Southwestern Elementary School in conjunction with the Southwestern Activity Center Project pre-proposal.

Creature Feature: Visit with an animal native to Clifty Falls State Park with a park naturalist at 2 p.m. on the park's pool lawn.

Jefferson County Commissioners Special Session: Will be held at 5 p.m. in Room 103 of the Jefferson County Courthouse to discuss the budget for the highway garage and commissioners. For more information call (812) 265-8944, ext. 1944.

Animal Tales, Animal Science: Audience members will be offered the opportunity for hands-on experience with live animals. The program will introduce and explore the topic of animal classifications at 6 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library.

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.