Special Events

Science in Play 2Go: This interactive exhibit by the Kentucky Science Center will be on display at the Trimble County Public Library in Kentucky until June 2 during normal library hours. Science in Play 2Go is designed to help the community do more science-related activities and to help facilitate early-childhood learning for schools and libraries. This exhibit includes creating your own rollercoaster, experimenting in the Science Depot, and visiting the Shapes and Stuff Store.

Friends of the Library Book Sale: Add to your home library and support the Jefferson County Public Library. This book sale at the Jefferson County Public Library in Madison is from noon to 5 p.m. on May 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 18 and noon to 5 p.m. on May 19. For more information, go to www.mjcpl.org or call the library at (812) 265-2744.

May 11

Spring Bird Count: Meet at 8 a.m. at the Clifty Falls State Park Clifty Inn to participate in the Indiana Audubon Society’s Spring Bird Count for Jefferson County. Participants need to bring binoculars, field guides and dress for the weather. Registration is required. To register or for more information, call the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center at (812) 273-0609 or email Kayla Leach at kleach@dnr.in.gov

Early Morning Bird Hike: Go on a 90-minute easy hike to search for birds at 9 a.m. at the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center. For more information, call the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center at (812) 273-0609 or email Kayla Leach at kleach@dnr.in.gov

Mammograms: Kathy Phillips, mammography director and breast health navigator at King’s Daughters’ Health, will discuss the new generation of mammograms at 10:30 a.m. at the Heritage Trail Conservancy. For more information, go to heritagetrailconservancy.org or visit their Facebook page.

Bluebird Walk: Join a naturalist at 11 a.m. at the Clifty Falls State Park Clifty Shelter to check the bluebird boxes for nests, eggs and babies. For more information, call the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center at (812) 273-0609 or email Kayla Leach at kleach@dnr.in.gov

Plant Exchange: Bring extra plants from yourgarden to share with fellow gardeners from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library in Madison and from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library in Hanover. This event will be held rain or shine. No non-native invasive plants. This is sponsored by the Jefferson County Master Gardener Association. For more information, go to www.mjcpl.org or call the library at (812) 265-2744.

Candy Land Tea Party: This 5th annual HOPPS Inc. tea party will be from noon to 2 p.m. at the ballroom of Belterra Casino Resort in Florence. There will be crafts, food, photo opportunities and prizes. Go to www.hopp2us.com for tickets or more information. Tickets will not be sold at the door. HOPPS Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advocates for pediatric cancer patients and their families.

Jeop-Birdy: Test your bird IQ in this game at 1 p.m. at the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center. For more information, call the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center at (812) 273-0609 or email Kayla Leach at kleach@dnr.in.gov

Bird Games and Crafts: Come to the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center at 2 p.m. to make a birdfeeder, test your migration skills and much more. For more information, call the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center at (812) 273-0609 or email Kayla Leach at kleach@dnr.in.gov

Saturday Night Stitchers: Stitchers of all stripes will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Village Lights Bookstore Reading Room. For more information, go to www.villagelightsbooks.com or call (812) 265-1800.

May 12

Spring Photo Scavenger Hunt: Come to the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to pick up a scavenger hunt sheet and head out on the trails to see if you can get a picture of everything on the list. For more information, call the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center at (812) 273-0609 or email Kayla Leach at kleach@dnr.in.gov

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet: This meal is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Madison Elks Lodge. There will be biscuits and gravy, bourbon ham, quiche, french toast bake, hashbrowns, bacon, Greek salad, corned beef hash, vegetables and sweets. Admission for adults is $19.95, children 12 and under is $12.95 and children under 3 are free. There will also be a bar with mimosas, bloody marys and sangria. Reservations are required. To reserve a spot or for more information, call (812) 265-2466.

May 13

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

The Southeastern Indiana Woodturners: Will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Gerald’s shop at 8896 W. Baseline Road in Holton. All levels of woodturners are welcome. For more information, call Gerald Williams at (812) 689-6545.

Knitting: Cross and Diamond Afghan: Learn how to knit a color work afghan in a mosaic style by combining slipped stitches and knitting one color at a time from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library in Hanover. Materials needed are two to three skeins each of a light and dark color worsted weight yarn of your choice, size 8 circular needles in a 29-inch length or longer, stitch markers and darning needle. For more information, go to www.mjcpl.org or call the library at (812) 265-2744.

Zumba: Will meet at 5:15 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. For more information, call the library at (502) 732-7020 or go to www.carrollcountylibrary.org

Yoga: Practice self care from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Trimble County Public Library. This free class is open to all ages and levels of experience. Newcomers are always welcome. For more information, go to www.trimblelibrary.org or call the library at (502) 255-7362.

Democratic Women: Will meet at 6 p.m. at Democratic Headquarters in Madison. New voices are welcome.

PFLAG: The local chapter, which is affiliated with the national organization, will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Clearinghouse of Jefferson County, 100 E. Second St. The group aims to advocate for LGBTQ people and educate all.

May 14

Story Hour: Readers can visit the Carroll County Public Library at 11 a.m. for this children’s story hour. For more information, call the library at (502) 732-7020 or go to www.carrollcountylibrary.org

MBTC Lunch: Will meet at noon at the Key West Shrimp House. All former employees of MBTC are invited.

Knitting: Lace Table Runner: Students can learn how to use crochet cotton thread and an 8 stitch cross technique from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library in Hanover. This is recommended for students with intermediate skills or higher. Materials needed are number 10 crochet cotton thread of any color, size 3 needles and one double pointed needle. For more information, go to www.mjcpl.org or call the library at (812) 265-2744.

DIY Spring Centerpiece: Create a spring centerpiece for your table from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Trimble County Public Library. Registration is required and this event is free. To register or for more information, go to www.trimblelibrary.org or call the library at (502) 255-7362.

Freethinkers Book Club: Will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Village Lights Bookstore. Freethinkers from the area will discuss “Enlightenment Now” by Steven Pinker. For more information, go to www.villagelightsbooks.com or call (812) 265-1800.

May 15

Walking Club: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Trimble County Public Library for a walk over to the cemetery. Walkers of all ages, speeds and abilities can participate. After the walk, there will be fruit available. This will be canceled if there is rain. For more information, go to www.trimblelibrary.org or call the library at (502) 255-7362.

Zumba: Will meet at 5:15 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. For more information, call the library at (502) 732-7020 or go to www.carrollcountylibrary.org

May 16

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.

Yoga: Will meet at 9:35 a.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. For more information, call the library at (502) 732-7020 or go to www.carrollcountylibrary.org

Music Makers: Will meet at 11 a.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. For more information, call the library at (502) 732-7020 or go to www.carrollcountylibrary.org

Knitting: Fruit Bookmarks: Learn how to knit a pear, apple and pineapple bookmark at 5 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library in Hanover. This event is for students with average knitting experience. Materials needed are DK weight yarn in scraps of yellow, red, light green, dark green and brown, one pair of size 3 knitting needles, darning needle, polyester filling, craft glue and paperclips. For more information, go to www.mjcpl.org or call the library at (812) 265-2744.

Pound: Will meet at 6 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. For more information, call the library at (502) 732-7020 or go to www.carrollcountylibrary.org

May 17

Freethinkers Book Club: Meets at 6 p.m. on the third Friday of the month at Village Lights Bookstore. For more information, call (812) 839-6535.

May 18

End of Month Meal: Will be served from 11 a.m. to noon at The Salvation Army, 331 E. Main St. in Madison. For delivery, call (812) 265-4339 after 9 a.m.

Fighting Smoke and Flames: Come from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to the north parking lot near the Clifty Falls State Park Clifty Shelter to meet some of the area firefighters All ages are welcome. For more information, call the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center at (812) 273-0609 or email Kayla Leach at kleach@dnr.in.gov

VR Experience: Sign-up for a 30-minute time slot to experience virtual reality from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. To register or for more information, call the Carroll County Public Library at (502) 732-7020 or go to www.carrollcountylibrary.org

Live Music: John Sheckler: Local folk musician John Sheckler will play from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore. He will play original and traditional songs on a mountain lap dulcimer crafted with his own hands. For more information, go to www.villagelightsbooks.com or call (812) 265-1800.

Saturday Night Stitchers: Stitchers of all stripes will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Village Lights Bookstore Reading Room. For more information, go to www.villagelightsbooks.com or call (812) 265-1800.

May 19

Waterfall Hike: Meet at 10 a.m. at the Clifty Falls State Park Clifty Shelter for a one-hour moderately rugged hike through one of the most scenic sections of Clifty Canyon. For more information, call the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center at (812) 273-0609 or email Kayla Leach at kleach@dnr.in.gov

Stream Safari: Gather in the Clifty Falls State Park pool parking lot at 2 p.m. for a short, easy hike down the trail to explore one of the many streams in the park. Be sure to wear water shoes and be prepared to get wet. For more information, call the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center at (812) 273-0609 or email Kayla Leach at kleach@dnr.in.gov

May 20

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

4th Monday Book Group: Join this discussion of the book “Maybe You Should Talk To Someone” by Lori Gottlieb at noon at the Carroll County Public Library. For more information, go to www.carrollcountylibrary.org call the library at (502) 732-7020.

Knitting: Cross and Diamond Afghan: Learn how to knit a color work afghan in a mosaic style by combining slipped stitches and knitting one color at a time from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library in Hanover. Materials needed are two to three skeins each of a light and dark color worsted weight yarn of your choice, size 8 circular needles in a 29-inch length or longer, stitch markers and darning needle. For more information, go to www.mjcpl.org or call the library at (812) 265-2744.

Zumba: Will meet at 5:15 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. For more information, call the library at (502) 732-7020 or go to www.carrollcountylibrary.org

Book Group: Read a great book and enjoy conversation and refreshments with fellow booklovers from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library in Hanover. This month’s book will be “The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers” by Maxwell King. Books are available at the patron services desks at both Madison and Hanover libraries. For more information, go to www.mjcpl.org or call the library at (812) 265-2744.

Yoga: Practice self care from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Trimble County Public Library. This free class is open to all ages and levels of experience. Newcomers are always welcome. For more information, go to www.trimblelibrary.org or call the library at (502) 255-7362.

Freethinkers of Madison: Will meet at 7 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month. For location information, call (812) 839-6535.