EVENTS

Park Hop: In this March month long, community wide scavenger hunt, visit as many of the parks and nature preserves as you can, answering clues as you go. Youth 18 and under can claim prizes based on how many parks they visit. For more information, go to http://oakheritageconservancy.org/findparks/park-hop/

Movie Night at The Thomas Family Winery: Join the Ohio Valley Celtic Society for a viewing of “How Green Was My Valley” at 7 p.m. March 14 at The Thomas Family Winery. This movie depicts a Welch mining family living in South Wales during the 19th century. Donations will be accepted at the door and adult beverages will be avaliable. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and free popcorn will be provided by the Lide White Boys and Girls Club. For more information, call (812) 273-3755.

Major Samuel Woodfill Post 9 Centennial Celebration Kickoff: Come join the centennial celebration of The American Legion at 11 a.m. on March 15 at Major Samuel Woodfill Post 9. There will be guest speakers and a lunch open to the public.

City of Madison’s Kick-Off to St. Patrick’s Day: Join this afternoon and evening of downtown entertainment in classic “pub crawl” form at 6 p.m. on March 15 at Mulberry and Second Street in downtown Madison. Admission is $30. For tickets or more information, call 1 (800) 559-2956.

Photo Scavenger Hunt: Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet and head out on the trails from 10 a.m. March 16 to 3 p.m. March 17 at the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center. See if you can get a picture of everything on the list. Return to the Nature Center and show the naturalist your photos to win a prize. For more information, call the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center at (812) 273-0609 or email Kayla Leach at kleach@dnr.in.gov

STEM Saturday: Create and explore at 10:30 a.m. March 16 at the Jefferson County Public Library in Madison. The library will provide a few projects with materials and instructions. This event is recommended for ages 6 and up and registration is required. To register or for more information, go to www.mjcpl.org or call the library at (812) 265-2744.

Funding Your Passion: This MAAA Shares event is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 16 at the Jefferson County Public Library in Madison and will take a look into art grants, teaching opportunities, and internet sales, geared to all art forms. This is the second of three MAAA Shares workshops offered at no charge for creatives in all art forms, from visual artists to musicians. MAAA Shares is co-sponsored by the Madison Area Arts Alliance, the Indiana Arts Commission and the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County.

An Afternoon Tea: Join the Ohio Valley Celtic Society for a selection of Irish Teas served alongside classic tea time snacks from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on March 17 at Red Bicycle Hall. This event is open to the public and there is no admission but donations are appreciated. Adult beverages will be avaliable at the cash bar. For more information, call (812) 274-2707.

Irish Roadbowling: This classic Irish game for the whole family is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on March 16 at Heritage Trail on Vaughn Drive and finishes on West Second Street. There will be prizes, instruction and lots of fun. For more information, call (812) 801-7572.

Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina: The Confederacy’s Last Desperate Assault: This historical talk will be presented by Ken Knouf at 7 p.m. March 19 in the History Center at the Jefferson County Historical Society. For more information, call (812) 701-1067.

Friends of the Library Children’s Book Sale: Children’s and young adult books, audiobooks and dvds will be for sale from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 21 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 22 and 23 at the Jefferson County Public Library in Madison. The library is making room on the shelves for new titles and the sale benefits the Friends of the Library and the library children’s department. For more information, go to www.mjcpl.org or call the library at (812) 265-2744.

Rock ‘N’ Read Around the Clock: As part of the NEA’s Read Across America campaign, Village Lights Bookstore will host their annual 24-hour reading marathon and children’s book drive to promote literacy and benefit The Clearinghouse. The marathon will begin March 29 at 6 p.m. and will end on March 30 at 6 p.m. To sign up for one or more 30-minute intervals to sit in a rocking chair in the front window of the bookstore and silently read books. The bookstore will be collecting donations of gently read or new children’s books, which will be distributed by The Clearinghouse to charities in the region. The bookstore will start accepting donations on March 2 and those wishing to purchase their donations at Village Lights Bookstore will receive a discount. For more information, go to www.villagelightsbooks.com or call (812) 265-1800.

THEATER

The Robber Bridegroom: A rousing Southern folk tale from the Pulitzer Prize-Winning author of “Driving Miss Daisy.” Follow a rascally robber of the woods as he courts Rosamund, the daughter of the a rich planter, in this rollicking country romp full of bluegrass music, colorful characters and wacky hijinx. The Derby Dinner Playhouse will perform this play from Feb. 20 through March 31. For more information, call (812) 288-8281 or go to www.derbydinner.com

The Emperor’s New Clothes: When the Emperor is tricked by a greedy swindler, only a simple-hearted mop boy can help him out of this royal mess! With a castle full of crazy characters, this musical adaptation of the delightful fable reminds us not to judge a book by its cover. The Derby Dinner Playhouse Children’s Musical Theatre will perform this musical on Feb. 23, March 2, March 9, March 16, March 18, March 23 and March 30. For more information, call Tina Jo Wallace at (812) 288-2632 extension 132 or email wallace@derbydinner.com

Snow White and the Prince: Join Snow White on a comical adventure with her prince, and all seven of those silly dwarves, in this vibrant new musical. A celver re-telling of the classic fairy tale that is sure to please even the most devoted Disney fans. The Derby Dinner Playhouse Children’s Musical Theatre will perform this musical on May 25, June 1, June 8, June 10, June 15, June 22 and June 29. For more information, call Tina Jo Wallace at (812) 288-2632 extension 132 or email wallace@derbydinner.com

EXHIBITS

Madison Art Club: The Madison Art Club 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 March featured artists are Debi Black and Pat Newman.

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. The quarterly exhibit runs through April 7, 2019. Artists selected for the rotation include Jessica Brawner, Debbie Boston, Harry Elburg, Katie Fleming, Jim Horton, Lou Knoble, Patricia Newman, Arti Ortega, Marti Plager, Joyce Pullias, Nancy Reynolds, Kevin Rose Schultz, Robert Schwartz, Dottie Shepherd and Linda Wood. For more information, call the Madison Art Club at (812) 265-2923 or email artclub.madison.in@gmail.com

The Art of Learning: This exhibit displays artwork by local and regional artists that are also for sale located at the second floor of the Madison campus of Ivy Tech Community College. This exhibit will run through May 9, 2019, and is open to the public. Artists who helped make art for this exhibit are Harold Frame, Jim Horton, Wanda Jackson, Sandy King, Pat Newman, Melissa Porter, Elle Smith, Nikki Underwood and Karen Wohlleb. For more information, call the Madison Art Club at (812) 265-2923 or email artclub.madison.in@gmail.com

ReImagine Madison Art Exhibition: This exhibition of works are by local artists who re-imagined downtown Madison as a public gathering place based on the past, present or future. The exhibition will be from March 5 to March 28 at the Jefferson County History Center. The Center’s hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This exhibition is a component of the Cornerstore Society’s ReImagine Madison and is made possible by a grant from the Indiana Arts Commission.

MOVIES

Madison 6

(812) 273-0722

Alita: Battle Angel (PG-13): A deactivated female cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is. This movie stars Rosa Salazar, Christoph Walts and Jennifer Connelly. (Runtime 2 hours, 2 minutes)

Captain Marvel (PG-13): Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. This movie stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn. (Runtime 2 hours, 4 minutes)

Green Book (PG-13): A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. This movie stars Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and Linda Cardellini. (Runtime 2 hours, 10 minutes)

How to Train Your Dragon:The Hidden World (PG): When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury, he must seek “The Hidden World,” a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first. This movie stars Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera and F. Murray Abraham. (Runtime 1 hour, 44 minutes)

Isn’t It Romantic (PG-13): A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy. This movie stars Priyanka Chopra, Tom Ellis and Liam Hemsworth. (Runtime 1 hour, 28 minutes)