Special Events

Bicentennial Mural: Art teacher Bonnie Peugeot welcomes help working on the Bicentennial mural at Crystal Beach. Work will be going on from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 11-15, Aug. 18-22, Aug. 25-29, Sept. 2-5, Sept. 8-12, Sept.15-19 and Sept. 22-25; and from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 13-17, Oct. 20-24 and Oct. 27-29. They will not work on the project if it rains or the temperature is below 40 degrees. For more information call or text (812) 493-4077.

TASC Testing: The high school equivalency test will be given at Madison Consolidated High School in the evening Aug. 11 and Aug. 13, and Aug. 25 and Aug. 27. For more information or to register call (812) 265-6672.

Spoon River Anthology: The Madison Community Players will present an adapted version of Edgar Lee Masters' "Spoon River Anthology" at 7 p.m. on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23 at John Paul Park. Bring a lawnchair and a picnic. Donations will be accepted. For more information visit www.madisoncommunityplayers.org.

Pep Walks: King's Daughters' Health will host weekly walks on Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., June 5 through Aug. 28, except for July 3. The walks start and finish at the KDH/Trilogy Health parking garage on Broadway. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Walkers are encouraged to walk by themselves or with a group at their own pace. Downtown walking maps will be provided for various 1 to 4-mile courses. Cold water will be provided. Those attending at least 10 of the 12 walks will receive a free t-shirt during a special scavenger hunt walk on Sept. 4. For more information visit www.kdhmadison.org or call (812) 801-0175.

Ribberfest: The 13th annual barbeque and blues festival will be held Aug. 15 and 16 along Madison's riverfront and at Bicentennial Park. This year's musical headliner's are the Taj Mahal Trio and Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings. For more information or tickets visit www.madisonribberfest.com.

Swiss Wine Festival: Vevay will host the 43rd annual Swiss Wine Festival Aug. 21-24 with live music, performances, amusement rides, strolling performers, wine tasting and the Midwest Championship Grape Stomp. Grammy-nominated artist Diamond Rio will perform at 8:45 p.m. Friday. The concert is free with festival admission. For more information visit www.swisswinefestival.org.

Prince of Peace Summer Festival: Will be held Aug. 22 and 23 on Prince of Peace Catholic Schools grounds with cornhole, rides, face painting, food, cash giveaways, raffle tickets and a beer tent. Friday will also include karaoke from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., followed by the Doctors Band from 9 p.m. to midnight. Saturday will feature a $10 chicken dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and music from The Rumors from 9 p.m. to midnight. To purchase raffle tickets or for more information call (812) 273-5835, ext. 245.

August 15

Party in the Park: Will be held by Jefferson County WIC at Hanover Park from 1 to 3 p.m. The family-friendly event is free to all breastfeeding mothers in Jefferson County and will include light refreshments and face painting. For more information visit www.newhopeservices.org.

Tree Spree: Meet at 2 p.m. at the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center to learn about trees that have been in Indiana for hundreds of years. Make a tree identification sheet to take home in this 30-minute program.

Bedford Bash: Celebrate the event's 25-year anniversary on the Courthouse Square in Bedford, Ky. starting at 5 p.m. A car show will run from 5 to 8 p.m. and the Bedford Fire Department will hold a fish fry. Tayler Lynch and Six Miles South will perform at 8 p.m. Other entertainment will include the Trimble County Cheerleaders at 6:30 p.m. and Robby Cox at 7 p.m.

Freethinkers Book Club: Will meet at 6 p.m. on the third Friday of the month at Village Lights Bookstore.

Senior Dance: Will be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department featuring the music of Gary Hewitt and the Honky Tonk Band. The dance will be held at the American Legion instead of the Brown Gym. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.

August 16

Pet Adoption Fair: Will be held by the Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Orscheln Farm and Home, 2830 Wilson Ave. For more information on pets available for adoption visit www.sisaveapet.com or call (812) 273-1788

Lego Club: Will meet at 11 a.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch. This event is for elementary aged students to create and use their imagination. Bring your legos or use the library's. The club meets in the library auditorium. For more information call (812) 265-2744.

Tower Trek: Get a bird's-eye-view of the Ohio Valley with at 11 a.m. with a one-hour moderate hike at Clifty Falls State Park. Meet at the Nature Center.

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

Critter Feeding and Turtle Walk: Visit the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center at 2 p.m. to learn what's on the menu for local critters and help give the center's turtles some sunshine.

Fish Fry: Canaan Volunteer Fire Department will host a fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m. The menu will include fish, hot dogs, slaw, fries, hush puppies, dessert and a drink. A free will offering will be collected.

Nature Bingo: The Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center will host nature bingo at 8 p.m. The 40-minute program will include prizes. For more information call (812) 273-0609.

August 17

Poker Run: The fifth annual fundraiser Christmas in August Poker Run will be held with registration from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. The race begins and ends at the Sunset Grill in Warsaw, Ky. Registration is $15 per bike, $5 per rider, $5 extra hand. Food will be provided after the ride. The event also includes door prizes, a raffle and a split the pot drawing. In case of rain the event will be moved to Aug. 24. For more information call (502) 514-2450 or (502) 525-3885.

Tricky Tracks: Discover the art of identifying animals through their tracks in a 30-minute program at 11 a.m. Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center. Create a field guide to take home. For more information call (812) 273-0609.

Otterly Ridiculous: Find out if you could survive in an aquatic environment at 2 p.m. at the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center as you explore the world of river otters. For more information on the 30-minute program call (812) 273-0609.

August 18

Jefferson County Board of Tourism: Will meet at 9 a.m. at the Madison Visitors Center. The meeting was rescheduled from Aug. 25.

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.

Trimble County Fiscal Court: Will meet on the third Monday of the month at 9 a.m. at the Trimble County Fiscal Court Building.

Bedford City Commission: Will meet at 10 a.m. on the third Monday of the month at the Morgan Community Center.

VisitMadison Inc. Board of Directors: Will meet at 10 a.m. at the Madison Visitors Center. The meeting was rescheduled from Aug. 25.

Join Harriet of Harriet's Knit Knook for crafting fun and conversation at the Jefferson County Public Library Hanover branch. Bring supplies and a current project and spend time with fellow knitters. The group is open to knitters of all experience levels. For more information call (812) 265-2744.

Court Street Cinemas: The Carroll County Public Library will screen "Divergent" at 6 p.m. The PG-13 film is based on the first book in the young-adult trilogy by Veronica Roth. For more information call (502) 732-7020.

Freethinkers Coffee and Conversation: Will meet at 7 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month at Mumbles.