Looking Ahead - March 20, 2017
Monday, March 20, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 Minute Plays: Hanover College will present its annual production of student-created 10-minute plays at 7:30 p.m. March 23-26 in The Other Place on the Hanover College campus. Admission is free.
FOL Children’s Book Sale: The Friends of the Library and the Children’s Department will host a special children’s book sale from 3 to 7 p.m. March 23, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 24 and March 25 in the auditorium at the Jefferson County Public Library’s Madison branch. For more information, call (812) 265-2744.
JCIDC: The Jefferson County Industrial Development Corporation board will meet at 3:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, 301 E. Main St. A public comment session will immediately follow at approximately 4:30 p.m.
Take the River: The Switzerland County Historical Society will host a free screening of the historical documentary, “Take the River,” at 7 p.m. at the Hoosier Theater, 209 Ferry St., Vevay. The one-hour film concentrates on Switzerland, Dearborn, Ripley and Ohio counties.
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 plan 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.
Fourth Friday: Will be held on the fourth Friday of each month from March through November in downtown Madison. The event includes live music, free trolley rides and extended business hours.
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.
Food Giveaway: North Madison Christian Church, 1400 E. State Road 62, will host a free food giveaway from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Individuals should arrive early to receive a pass. For more information, call (812) 273-1601.
Fossils Rock!: See fossils from around the world, play games and have your own fossils identified before going on a hike at 10 a.m. at Clifty Falls State Park. Tickets are $2.
Frogs, Salamanders and Fossils: Department of Natural Resources naturalist Jason Larson will lead a moderate hike to Falling Timbers Nature Preserve starting at 10 a.m. at Versailles State Park.
Writers Guild: Writers of all levels of experience can get encouragement and feedback at 10 a.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch conference room. Participants are encouraged to bring a page of dialogue that they have been working on this month. Writers will also do a writing prompt and discuss the next month’s project. For more information, call (812) 265-2744.
Ride for Kids Sake: Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1969 Riders will host a Ride for Kids Sake to benefit Bowl for Kids Sake. They will depart from the VFW at noon. Pre-registration is available up to the day before the ride at $15 for single riders, $20 for double. Food, a 50/50 raffle and live music will follow the ride.
Fish Fry: Dupont Lancaster Township Fire Department will host a fish fry from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Dupont Firehouse, 10641 Reynolds Road, Dupont.