Special Events

Jammin in the Hills: The fourth annual Jammin In the Hills will feature more than 20 performers Aug. 16-18 at 21354 Upper Goose Creek Road in Patriot. In addition to music, the event will offer local food, disc golf and camping. Tickets for the three-day event are $30 for adults and are available only at the gate. Parking is $8. Admission for children under 10 accompanied by a legal guardian is free. For more information visit the festival website at www.jammininthehillsmusic.com.

Ribberfest: The annual two-day festival of barbeque and blues will be held Aug. 16 and Aug. 17 at Bicentennial Park in downtown Madison. Friday will feature Robert Randolph and the Family Band and Saturday will feature Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Wristbands are $20. For more information visit www.swisswinefestival.org or call (812) 427-9463. www.madisonribberfest.com or call (800) 559-2956.

Swiss Wine Festival: The 42nd annual event will be held at Paul Ogle Riverfront Park in Vevay Aug. 22-Aug. 25 with wine tasting, a grape stomp, arts and crafts, amusement rides, a parade, riverboat cruises, 5K walk/run, cheerleading competition, live entertainment and more.

Summer Festival: Prince of Peace Catholic Schools will host their annual summer festival Aug. 23-24 from 5 p.m. to midnight on the Shawe and Pope John campus with free parking and admission. The event includes food, games, midway rides, raffles, music and more.

Al-Anon Family Group: Will meet at 7 p.m. Fridays at Madison Presbyterian Church, 202 Broadway. For more information call (812) 493-3848.

Orchard Support Group: A support group for pregnant mothers, new mothers and mothers of older children who are battling addiction will meet from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at the King's Daughters' Hospital.

August 16

Carroll County Public Library Board: Will meet at noon at the library.

Pesto Party: Use the Carroll County Public Library's fresh garden herbs to try pesto recipes at 3:30 p.m. with a demonstration and tasting for children and adults. To sign-up call (502) 732-7020.

Senior Dance: Will be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department at Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion, 707 Jefferson Street, featuring the music of Gary Hewitt and the Honky Tonk Band. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.

August 17

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

Backyard Concert Series: Will feature the Greg Ziesemer and Kriss Luckett in a free performance at 7 p.m. at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton, Ky. For more information call (502) 732-4384 or (502) 682-0256 or visit www.friendsofbutler-carrollton.com.

Senior Dance: Will not be held Saturdays at the Lide White Boys and Girls Club until further notice. For more information call (812) 274-0338.

August 18

Poker Run: The fourth 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, raffle items and a split the pot drawing. In case of rain the event will be moved to Aug. 25. For more information call (502) 514-2450.

Benefit Ride: Will begin at Anderson' Sales and Service, 2914 Clifty Drive. Registration starts at 11 a.m. and the ride, which will be about 100 miles, begins at 1 p.m. Fees are $10 for a single rider, $15 for a double rider. All proceeds will go towards the Jefferson County K-9 Unit.

Ritchie Reunion: Will be held at Neavill's Grove with a pitch-in meal at noon. All family and friends are welcome.

Christian Motorcycle Association: The "Soul Survivors" Madison Chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 331 E. Main St. The group meets on the third Sunday of the month. For more information call (502) 759-4821.

August 19

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

Court Street Cinemas: Will screen "The Big Wedding" at 6 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. The film is rated R.

August 20

Breakfast Networking: Madison Chamber and Economic Development will host breakfast networking at 8 a.m. at 301 E. Main St.

Chess Club: Will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison Branch on the third Tuesday of the month.

Alzheimer's Support Group: Will meet at 7 p.m. at Hanover Health and Rehabilitation Center in the continuing education area in Wing 1. The free meeting offers an educational program and light refreshments. For more information call (812) 866-2625.

August 21

Lego Mania: Will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library.

August 22

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

AARP Driver's Safety Class: The Carroll County Public Library will host a 4-hour class designed to be a refresher in the basics of road safety for those 55 and over from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A light lunch will be provided. Registration is requested. The class is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. For more information call (502) 732-7020.

August 23

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

Fourth Friday: Will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Madison with art, music, dining, shopping and extended business hours. For more information call (812) 493-4984 or visit www.madisonmainstreet.com.

Alley Art Fair: Will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with the Fourth Friday Art Jam. The fair is a free outdoor event feature original artwork and crafts by area artists. For more information or to participate email artclub.madison.in@gmail.com.

Madison Future Young Professionals: Will host a networking kick off event from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Gallery 115, 115 E. Main St. for individuals age 18 to 42.

Poetry Nights: Will begin at 7 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore. All are welcome to read their own work or that of a favorite poet. The emcee is Madison poet Jill Kelly Koren.

August 24

C.R.A.N.E.: Conserving Resources through Agricultural and Natural Exploration will host a first exploration canoe/kayak tour of the Kentucky River from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Carrollton, Ky. The class is limited to 15 people. Registration is $10 per person. Registration is required. For more information call (502) 732-7030.

Pet Portraits Part II: Bring a photograph of your pet to the Carroll County Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon to create a work of art in paint and collage with Jill Mahoney. Materials will be provided, but a donation of cat or dog food, or cat litter for the Carroll County Animal Support Group is requested. For more information call (502) 732-7020.

Swiss Wine Festival Poker Run: Registration will begin at 11 a.m. at Mo's, 7 Ogle Industrial Park in Vevay. The ride departs at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for a single rider, $25 for double riders. All proceeds benefit Edelweiss Scholarship Pageants. For more information call (812) 427-3490.

Court Street Cinemas: Will present "Epic" at 2 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. The film is rated PG.

Columbus Philharmonic Brass Ensemble: Will perform pop, classical and various genres of jazz music in an outdoor concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lanier Mansion. Admission is $5 per adult, $2 per child. Proceeds from the concert will go towards funding historic site programming and building improvements. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 265-3526 or email greilly@indianamuseum.org.