Special Events

POETPALOOZA: Village Lights Bookstore will host a tri-state poetry summit April 11-12 with hourly readings and signings by regional poets. The event will also include live music from The Chestnuts Friday evenng. The public is invited to participate in the Saturday night event finale, an open mic poetry slam lite. For more information visit www.villagelightsbooks.com.

Shrek the Musical: Madison Consolidated High School Theater will present "Shrek the Musical" at 7 p.m. April 11 and 12 and at 2:30 p.m. April 12 and 13 in the MCHS Opal E. Sherman Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students or balcony seating. The students will also host a swamp party April 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria with food, games, crafts, photographs and autographs from the cast. All tickets are $10 for the party, which does not include the show. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Hot Luck and Fiery Foods: Thomas Family Winery will host the 18th annual event April 11-13. The "Hot Luck" will begin Friday at 7 p.m. Admission is a fiery covered dish and recipes to share. The weekend also includes a salsa competition, fiery foods marketplace and live music. A ticketed Sunday brunch will begin at 11 a.m. with jazz from Rob Houze. Tickets for the brunch are $15. For more information call (812) 273-3755.

Bits & Pieces Quilt Show: Will be held April 12 and 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds. Admission is $3. Quilts will be accepted for display April 11 from 3 to 6 p.m. Proceeds go toward the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Scholarship Program.

It's Sew Fine: General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton, Ky. will host the 8th annual sewing expo from April 14-16. The event's keynote speaker is Bonnie Hunter, the person behind www.quiltville.com. For more information call (502) 732-7030.

Choices for Women Yard Sale: Will be held April 18 and April 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. New items will be put out for the second weekend. For more information call (812) 493-9264.

Farmer's Market: Will run from April 1 through Oct. 31 on Broadway between Main and Third streets. The market is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 11

Carroll County Community Development Corporation Annual Shareholders: Will meet at noon at the General Butler State Resort Park Lodge in the River Room.

UFO Craft Time: In the world of quilting a UFO is an unfinished project. Bring an unfinished project, whether it was started last week or last year, and join others at 3 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library.

Senior Dance: Will be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department at the Brown Gym featuring the music of Tommy Day & Cool Country. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.

No More Cutting: A support group for girls from junior high to college who struggle with depression, fear, anxiety and suicidal thoughts will meet every Friday at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1429 Clifty Drive, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The group is spiritually-based and non-denominational. For more information call (502) 468-6316.

Lisa Spurlock: The Madison Performing Arts Foundation will present Dr. Lisa Spurlock and Harp Academy of Louisville at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.

April 12

Speaking of Women's Health - Blossom Into a New You: The annual day-long conference will be hosted by Ivy Tech Community College. For more information call (812) 265-2580, ext. 4127.

Easter Egg Hunt: Hickory Creek at Madison will host an Easter egg hunt starting at 10 a.m. The Easter bunny will also be at the hunt to pass out treats.

Genealogy Walk-In Help: Will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon at the Carroll County Public Library.

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Start the weekend at 10 a.m. with cereal, juice, Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch. For more information call (812) 265-2744.

Easter Egg Hunt: The Waters of Clifty Falls will host an Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to noon with free food and a petting zoo. The Easter bunny will also join in the fun.

Game Day: Will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library.

Eggstravaganza: Easter fun and an egg hunt will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Lanier Mansion for children ages 3 to 8. The event will also include storytelling, face painting, balloon animals, historical games, old toys and a visit with the Easter bunny. The event is $3 per child. For more information call (812) 273-4531.

Spaghetti Dinner: The Canaan Masonic Lodge will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. with door prizes. A free will donation will be collected. Proceeds will go toward the Canaan Lodge Scholarship Program.

Behind the Scenes Tour: Take a behind the scenes tour of the Lanier Mansion on the second Saturday of the month at 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors over 60 and $5 for children. The tours, which are limited to 15 people, include the basement, cupola, east wing and information not included on the standard tour. Reservations are required. For more information call (812) 273-0556.

April 13

PFLAG: Will meet at 3 p.m. in the fellowship room of Hanover Presbyterian Church. The group meets on the second Sunday of each month. The group will plan a May presentation for a class at Hanover College.

April 14

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

Be Not Afraid - Straight for Equality in Faith Communities: PFLAG Hanover will host a public workshop with national field representative Brooke Senter at 3 p.m. in the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch auditorium. For more information email pflag.hanover@gmail.com.

Jefferson County Republican Women: Will meet at 6 p.m. at Franco's Restaurant. All Republican women are welcome.

Carrollton City Council: Will meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in council chambers at Carrollton City Hall.

April 15

Candidate Forum of Jefferson County: Will be held at Old Market on Main with a candidate meet and great from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by brief remarks from the candidates.