Looking Ahead - May 17, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013 11:00 AM
Looking Ahead items must be 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 at 310 West St., Madison, IN 47250. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The fax number is (812) 273-6903 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RiverRoots Music and Folk Arts Festival: Will be held May 17-18 at Bicentennial Park in downtown Madison. Music starts at 6 p.m. Friday and at 1 p.m. Saturday. Wristbands are $25 for both days, wristbands purchased prior to April 30 will include $10 in food tickets to use at the event. Tickets are available at many local businesses, online at www.riverroots.org and by calling 1-800-559-2956.
Friends of the Library Book Sale: Will be held May 17-19 in the Jefferson County Public Library Madison Branch auditorium, 420 W. Main St. The sale will be open Friday from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Swap Meet: The Sidewinders 4-H Club will host a swap meet May 18-19 at the Switzerland County Fairgrounds. A 14x14 space is $5. Reservations are required for vendors. For more information or to reserve a vendor space call (513) 505-2762 or (812) 427-9817.
Conservators Holiday: The Switzerland County Historical Society will host a week of projects at the museum and farmstead May 20-24. For more information call (812) 427-3560 or visit www.switzcomuseums.org.
Old Court Days: Pilot Club of Madison's 45th annual Old Court Days will be held May 24-26 in downtown Madison. To register for a booth or for more information call (812) 273-6226 or (812) 273-0550.
Meet the Author - Lisa Trimble Actor: Lisa Trimble Actor, a former resident of southern Indiana, will discuss "Rebel Raiders," her tale of the Civil War, based on events experienced by the author's ancestor, from 7 to 9 p.m. with a meet and greet, talk and book signing at Village Lights Bookstore.
Kelly Miller Circus: Will host performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 17 at the Madison Consolidated High School. Tickets are available at Chandler Chevrolet, River Valley Financial Bank, MainSource Bank and Farmers Bank of Milton.
Senior Dance: Will be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department at the Brown Gym featuring the music of the Gary Hewitt and the Honky Tonk Band. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.
Tractor Show: Will be held starting at 8 a.m. at the Tractor Supply. For more information call (812) 273-2364.
Disaster Safety and Mitigation: Disaster Coordinator for Jefferson County Dave Bell, Madison Police Chief Dan Thurston, Jefferson County Sheriff John Wallace and City of Madison Building Inspector Mark Johnson will host a session on disaster safety and mitigation from 9 a.m. to noon at Madison City Hall for Building Safety Month.
Kids Care Too Relay for Life Cookout: The Kids Care Too Southwestern Middle School Relay for Life Team will host a cookout fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pate's Pantry in Hanover with hamburgers, hot dogs and homemade treats. Proceeds will go to the Jefferson County Relay for Life.
Meet the Author - Marianne Wallace: Village Lights Bookstore will host a meet and greet, book launch and book signing with writer and illustrator Marianne D. Wallace, for her book, "River Life: A Journey from Headwaters to the Sea." The event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m.
Meet the Authors - Bob Ostrander and Derrick Morris: Village Lights Bookstore will host a meet and greet and book signing with Indiana beer enthusiasts Bob Ostrander and Derrick Morris on a pub crawl through the state's beer history from 1 to 3 p.m. in the beer tent at the RiverRoots Festival.
Willie Strong Benefit: The Lexington Firehouse will host a benefit auction starting at 1 p.m. with auctioneer Rex Richey. The event will also include food, drinks and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will go towards funeral expenses. For more information call (812) 889-3167 or (812) 595-5737.
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.
Energy and Green Building: City of Madison Building Inspector Mark Johnson will host a session on energy and green building from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Madison City Hall for Building Safety Month.
Armed Forces Day: The First Christian Church of Hanover, will host an Armed Forces Day celebration from 2 to 3 p.m. with speaker Jim Pendleton and music by Angie Taylor. For more information call (812) 273-4653.
Hold 'Em Tournament: The Madison Moose Family Center will host a Hold 'Em Tournament starting at 4 p.m. Registration opens at 2 p.m. Buy in is $65. For more information call (812) 595-4005.
Bob Weatherford Benefit: Will be held at Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1969 from 5 to 9 p.m. with a cornhole tournament, raffle, 50/50 draws and live music from Hired Gun. Dinner will be available for $8 a plate. Registration for the cornhole tournament is $20 per team.
Custer Contest: The 102nd annual Custer Contest will be held at 6 p.m. in the Madison Consolidated High School Opal E. Sherman Auditorium. The annual oratorical contest will feature Katie Demaree, Hannah Norris, Carrissa Swiger, Quentin Tingle and Tate Turner.
Senior Dance: Will host Cool Country 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.
Deputy Alumni Banquet and Dance: Will be held at Deputy Elementary School. The class reunion is for all former graduates and teachers of Deputy High School. Classes ending in a -3 or -8 will be honored this year. The meal will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the dance at 9 p.m. with DJ Charlie Daugherty. The dance is open to the public. Tickets are $5. The dinner and meeting is for alumni and their guests only and tickets are $18. For reservations or more information call (812) 866-5992.
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.
Jefferson County Board of Tourism: Will meet at 9 a.m. at the Madison Visitors Center, 601 W. First St.
Trimble County Fiscal Court: Will meet at 9 a.m. at the Trimble County Fiscal Court Building.
VisitMadison Inc. Board of Directors: Will meet at 10 a.m. at the Madison Visitors Center, 601 W. First St.
Lide White Memorial Boys & Girls Club Open House: Will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. The community is invited.
Saluda Kountry Kids: The 4-H club will meet at 6 p.m. at New Bethel Church.