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Four Madison police officers and a firefighter were recognized at Tuesday’s Madison City Council meeting and honored for life-saving and valor. From left: Assistant Police Chief Maj. Ben McKay and Fire Chief Bill Devries, police department honorees Officers Zackery Nicholson, Brad Demaree and Sgt. Det. Ricky Harris and fire department honoree Capt. James Thomas, and Police Chief Jeremey Perkins. (Courier staff photo by Mark Campbell)

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

Jefferson County Commission: Will meet at 5 p.m. at the commissioners office at the Courthouse.
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Music at the Mansion: Bring a lawn chair and listen to music at 7 p.m. on Sept. 21. All concerts take place on the Lanier Mansion’s south lawn. Admission for this event is free, but donations are encouraged. The music for this concert is by Small Time Napoleon.
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Million Dollar Quartet: On December 6, 1956, an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together in Memphis for one legendary night. Relive the era with this smash-hit sensation that features an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits performed live onstage. The Derby Dinner Playhouse will perform this musical from Aug. 21 to Sept. 29. For more information, call (812) 288-8281 or go to

Madison Art Club: The Madison Art Club, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this month, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is one of the oldest continuously operating art clubs in Indiana. The Club’s permanent exhibit gallery and gift shop is located at Art On Main Gallery and Gift Shop at 309 W. Main St. in Madison. The 3,000 square foot artist-operated gallery and gift shop features original paintings, drawings, pottery, sculpture, woodwork, jewelry, wearable art and other unique pieces created by over 50 members of the Madison Art Club. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The club meets on the third thursday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Art on Main Gallery. The club will not meet in June and Dec. The July theme will be all things Madison.
The Art of Healing: Selections from 21 pieces of art by regional artists were chosen by a three-panel committee to bring artwork to the Seasons Cafe of King’s Daughters’ Hospital. This quarterly exhibit runs from July 1 through Sept. 23. Artists selected for this rotation include Debi Black, Harry Elburg, Dallas Gambill, Lou Knoble, Richard Leep. Belva Lowry, Alice Ramsby, Rodney Reveal, Jennifer Ripley, Dottie Shepherd, Brenda Shropshire, Elle Smith, Donna Thompson, Barbara Tompary, Carole Williams, Lillie Wingham and Linda Wood. For more information, call the Madison Art Club at (812) 265-2923 or email
The Art of Nature: This new exhibit features 16 local and regional artists. This quarterly exhibit runs from July 1 through Sept. 26. Artists selected for this rotation include Barbara Tompary, Gloria Gayle Moczurnik, Karen Wohlleb, Alice Ramsby, Elle Smith, Harry Elburg, Rodney Reveal, Daniel Mowery, Karen Taylor, Lou Knoble, Stephanie Helman, Nancy Reynolds, Cindy Vanderbur and Dallas Gambill. Art can be purchased at the front desk at the restaurant. For more information, call the Madison Art Club at (812) 265-2923 or email
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• Jon Hallgarth

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