Special Events

Straw Bale Building: Historic Madison Inc. and the Lanier Mansion will add mud and plaster to the straw bale building at Pearl Park starting from 3:30 to 7 p.m. May 7 and continuing May 8 and 9, until the project is done. The public is invited to help with the project. For more information call (812) 273-4531 or email afairchild@indianamuseum.org.

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.

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.

Nickel and Dimed: The Madison Community Players will present "Nickel and Dimed," by Joan Holden, based on Barbara Ehrenreich's book "Nickel and Dimed, on (Not) Getting by in America." The play will be presented at Democratic Headquarters, 406 E. Main St., at 7 p.m. May 10-11, and at 2:30 p.m. May 12. A round table discussion will follow the May 5 show. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. For more information visit www.madisonplayers.org.

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 $10 in advance, $12 after April 19. Children under the age of 12 receive free admission. Advance tickets are available at the Jefferson County Historical Society, 615 W. First St. For more information call (800) 559-2956 or (812) 265-2335.

May 6

Court Street Cinemas: Will screen the Silver Linings Playbook at 6 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library.

Big Oaks Conservation Society: Will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison Branch. The speaker will be Julian J. Lewis, president of a biological consulting company in Borden. Lewis will discuss subterranean habitats and biodiversity in Indiana. For more information call (812) 273-0783.

Scottish Pioneer Family of Switzerland County, 1814: Will be presented by Carolyn Danner Beach at 7 p.m. at the Switzerland County Public Library. Beach will offer insight into Scottish ancestry in the county with the focus on ancestor Polly Brown Campbell.

May 7

IKE Retirees: Retired employees o the Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation will meet at 8 a.m. at Clifty Falls State Park's The Falls Restaurant. All retirees and guests are welcome. Dave Rehkopf of the company's Human Resources Department will be the speaker.

National Public Health Performance Standards Program: Three Rivers District Health Department and Triad Health Systems will host the program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carroll County Cooperative Extension Office, 500 Floyd Drive, Carrollton, Ky. R.S.V.P. to rebeccae.wilson@ky.gov. Lunch will be served.

Jefferson County Red Cross Fundraiser: Will be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Madison Pizza Hut. A percentage of proceeds from the day's sales will go to the Jefferson County Red Cross.

Recess, the Musical: Grades K-3 of the Canaan Community Academy will perform "Recess, the Musical," at 7 p.m. at the school. The musical was written by music teacher Charles Moman.

May 9

Moving for Better Health: The free senior exercise class will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Lide White Boys and Girls Club/Family and Community Center. For more information call (812) 273-1072.

Library Board: The board of the Jefferson County Public Library will meet at 4 p.m.

Cornerstone Society 25th Anniversary Celebration: The Cornerstone Society will celebrate preservation month at 1 p.m. with speaker Joseph P. Riley, mayor of Charleston, S.C. He will present the Cornelius O'Brien lecture. The event is free and open to the public. A picnic lunch will be served at noon at the Brown Gym. Lunch is $10. Reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased at the Visitors Center prior to May 2. For more information call (812) 599-3447 or email info@cornerstonesociety.org.

Heather' Navel Academy: Trained dancer Heather Adler will lead a belly dancing class at 6:30 p.m at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch.

Pilot Club: Will meet on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. for social hour, followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. at the Madison Senior Center. For more information call (812) 273-0550.

Jefferson County Genealogical Society: Will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the gazebo at John Paul Park. In case of rain the meeting will be held at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch.

Milton City Commission: Will meet at 7 p.m. at the Milton Municipal Building.

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.

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 Madison branch auditorium and the Hanover branch parking lot. Plants can be set up prior to 10 a.m.

Taste of Spring: Belterra Ogle Haus in Vevay will host a wine tasting event featuring 10 wineries, food, live entertainment and a silent auction. The event is $20 and includes a souvenir wine glass.

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.