Looking Ahead - March 17, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017 3:00 PM
Looking Ahead items must be submitted in writing and hand-carried, mailed, faxed or e-mailed to The Madison Courier at least two weeks before the date of the activity, meeting or event. The Madison Courier is located at 310 West St., Madison, IN 47250. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. E-mail us at email@example.com.
St. Patrick’s Day Party: Madison salutes its Irish heritage with an afternoon and evening of entertainment. Road bowling will begin at 3 p.m. with a short riverfront track on Vaughn Drive between Jefferson and West streets. An evening pub crawl-type event will begin at 6 p.m. free trolley ride pick ups from West Street near The Madison Courier. The Friends of the Ohio Theatre will offer free face painting starting at 5:15 p.m. For more information call (812) 265-2956.
Freethinkers Book Club: Meets on the third Friday of the month at 6 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore. For more information, call (812) 839-6535.
Senior Dance: The Madison Parks Department will host a dance featuring the music of Steel Country at 6 p.m. at the Brown Gym. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, call (812) 265-4758.
St. Patrick’s Day Buffet: The Knights of Columbus will host a seafood buffet from 6 to 9 p.m. for St. Patrick’s Day. The meal is $18. They will also raffle off a flat screen television. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20.
Pancake Breakfast: Hanover Masonic Lodge 652 will host a public pancake breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the lodge. A goodwill offering will be collected.
Hike & Hunt: A St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. along Hatcher Hill and Mulberry Street. Collect all the clues to win prizes. Participants should bring a smart phone or camera to play. For more information, call (812) 265-3135.
Kaitlyn’s Hope: Will hold a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party from 4 to 6 p.m. at Lide White Memorial Boys & Girls Club. The event includes crafts, games, snacks and face painting. Tickets are $5 in advance. Concessions will also be available. For more information, visit www.kaitlynshope.org or call (502) 663-3259. All proceeds go to fill tote bags for children and parents in hospital settings.
Moving for Better Health: The free strength and balance exercise class will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays at the Brown Gym. For more information, call (812) 273-1072.
Board of Public Works: Will meet at 11:30 a.m. in Madison City Hall.
Freethinkers of Madison: Will meet on the first and third Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. For more information, call (812) 839-6535.
Where Does Your Money Go?: The Salvation Army will host a Purdue Extension program designed to get participants to look at their spending habits and identify areas that they can cut as well as put together a spending savings play to follow. The program will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (812) 265-8919.
City Council: Will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Madison City Hall.
Hanover Town Council: Will meet at 6:15 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday each month at the Hanover Community Center, 200 Spruce Lane.
Madison Community Band: Will open its 2017 season with a performance at 7:30 p.m. at the Brown Gym.
Dupont Water Company: Will hold its annual membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the company office, 6430 W. S. Street, Dupont.
Frog Day: A family-friendly, hands-on learning program about frogs will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Krueger Lake. For more information, call (317) 258-5217 or visit www.oakheritageconservancy.org.
Women in Business: The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon to celebrate the business women in the community with networking, door prizes and speakers featuring Emilee Roberts, Nasrin Shahinpoor and Deb Fine at noon. Tickets are $30 for non-members and $20 for members. Registration is available online at www.madisonindiana.com.
Moving for Better Health: The free strength and balance exercise class will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Lide White Memorial Boys & Girls Club/Family & Community Center. For more information, call (812) 273-1072.
Ribbon Cutting: The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. for Midtown Carriage Garages, 416 Presbyterian Ave.
Senior Dance: The Madison Parks Department will host a dance featuring the music of Gary Hewitt at 6 p.m. at the Brown Gym. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, call (812) 265-4758.
Poetry Nights: Village Lights Bookstore will host an open sign-up, open mic event from 6 to 8 p.m. as part of Fourth Friday. Everyone is invited to participate. Read original work or that of a favorite poet. The emcee will be Jill Kelly Koren. The event will feature special guest poet Kyle Craig, who will read from his new book of haiku, “Invisible Tea.”
Louisville Pipe and Drum Ensemble: The Madison Performing Arts Foundation will host the Louisville Pipe and Drum Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. at Madison Presbyterian Church. Concerts are free to the public, but donations are welcome. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert.