Special Events

A.D.E.P.T. Level I: Will meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 10 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 at the Salvation Army, 331 E. Main St.

A.D.E.P.T. Level II: Will meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 6-10 and May 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 331 E. Main St.

Nickel and Dimed: The Madison Community Players will present "Nickel and Dimed," at Democratic Headquarters, 406 E. Main St., at 7 p.m. May 10-11, and at 2:30 p.m. May 12. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. For more information visit www.madisonplayers.org.

Jefferson County Women Build: Registration is now open for the second annual Jefferson County Women Build event May 10-11. No building experience is required. All training and tools will be provided for the 4-hour shifts, along with lunch, t-shirts and construction goodies. A $25 donations is requested per participant. For more information or to register call (812) 265-9697. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity Jefferson County.

An Evening with Mark Twain: The First Christian Church, 512 W. Main St., will host an evening with Mark Twain at 7 p.m. May 10 and 11. The program is a researched one-man show by Gary Caplinger. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted. For more information call (812) 265-3945.

Madison in Bloom: The spring garden tour will be held May 11-12 and May 18-19. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $12. Children under the age of 12 receive free admission. For more information call (800) 559-2956 or (812) 265-2335.

May 10

LiveGreen Challenge: Protect yourself and the environment by shredding confidential documents and excess paper waste. River Valley Financial Bank, 430 Clifty Drive, will host a Cintas Mobile Shredding Unit, which will confidentially and securely handle the destruction and recycling process from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information call (812) 273-4949.

Freethinkers, Coffee and Conversation: Will be held at 6 p.m. in the Atrium Room at Village Lights Bookstore.

Senior Dance: Will be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department at the Brown Gym featuring the music of the Tommy Day and Cool Country. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.

A Flair for Wine: The fourth annual benefit wine tasting will be presented from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Ogle Haus. The Vevay Main Street event will feature wine and food tastings, live music from The Doctors Band and a live art auction. Tickets are $60 and are available by calling (812) 427-9663 or (812) 427-9406.

May 11

Arbor Day Celebration: The Madison Tree Board will host an Arbor Day Celebration at the Farmers Market at the Broadway Fountain with a free tree giveaway at 9 a.m. and a reading of a proclamation at 10 a.m.

Annual Plant Exchange: Will be held at 10 a.m. in the Jefferson County Public Library Hanover branch parking lot. Plants can be set up prior to 10 a.m.

Benefit Car Wash: A benefit car wash for Bobby T. Sampson will be held from 10 a.m .to 4 p.m. at Jeff's Car Wash.

Taste of Spring: The Ogle Haus in Vevay will host a wine tasting event from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. featuring 10 wineries, food, live entertainment and a silent auction. The event is $20 and includes a souvenir wine glass. For more information call (812) 290-9733.

Bicycle Rodeo: Will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. across from the Lamplighter Park Gazebo on Madison's riverfront for kids ages 5 to 14. Children must be accompanied by a parent. The event will include a helmet giveaway, bicycle safety seminar, obstacle course, safety brochure, bicycle safety inspection and refreshments. The event is presented by the Pilot Club of Madison and the Madison Area Bicycle Club.

Celebrate Southwestern: The community is invited to share in what is going on at Southwestern Schools from noon to 3 p.m. on the school lawn. The free event will include food, games, music, entertainment, inflatables and community organization booths.

RiverBend Writers Group: A community of writers will meet to share motivation, constructive criticism and to offer support. The meeting will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison Branch. For more information call (812) 265-2744.

Meet the Author - Skip Dine Young: Skip Dine Young, professor of psychology at Hanover College, will discuss his book "Psychology at the Movies" from 1 to 3 p.m. with a meet and greet, talk and book signing at Village Lights Bookstore.

Senior Dance: Will host Country Rhythm from 5:15 to 9:30 p.m. at the Lide White Boys and Girls Club. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. The band will perform from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information call (812) 599-0848 or (812) 274-0338.

La Casa Amiga Hispanic Dinner: Will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pope John Cafeteria, 221 W. State St. Tickets are $10 per person for the all-you-can-eat meal. Process will benefit La Casa Amiga. For more information call (812) 273-2394.

Foodstock Preview Party: A tasteful event to benefit Girls Inc. will be held at The Old Market on Main, 801 W. Main St. with a suggested admission donation of $15. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the event to begin at 7 p.m. To R.S.V.P. call (812) 265-5863, email girlsinc@seidata.com or visit www.girlsincmadison.org.

May 12

PFLAG: The local chapter of PFLAG will meet at 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Hanover Presbyterian Church. The group will be putting together a resource library and doing role plays on handling discussions about marriage equality.

Civil War Roundtable: The Jefferson County Civil War Roundtable will host the Gordon Whitey Annual Memorial Dinner at 5 p.m. in the faculty dining room of the Brown Campus Center at Hanover College. Civil War historian William C. Davis from Virginia Tech will present, "The Lies of Loreta Velasquez." Tickets, which include dinner, are $20 per person. For reservations call (812) 701-0127.

May 13

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

Madison Port Authority: Will meet at noon at the Madison Railroad Office, 1121 W. J.P.G. Woodfill Road, Building 216. For more information visit www.madisonrailroad.com.

Saluda Kountry Kids: The 4-H Club will meet at 6 p.m. at New Bethel Church.

Jefferson County Republican Women: Will meet at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at Franco's. All Republican women are welcome.

Madison-Area Running Club: A running club is being formed, and an organizational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Fit for the King Fitness Center. All are welcome. For more information email hnfoy@yahoo.com.