Special Events

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. Friday will feature a karaoke night from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday will include live music from The Rumors from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Neavill's Grove Old Settler's Meeting: The 128th annual event will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Friday will include a spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. with entertainment from Erik Brunner and a fiddle contest at 7 p.m. Saturday's schedule begins at 11 a.m. with an official opening ceremony, antique tractor and garden tractor display, food, contests and children's games along with music at 7 p.m. from the Marlinaires. Sunday will start with a public worship service at 10:30 a.m., chicken dinner at 11:30 a.m. and a concert from The Woodsman Quartet at 1 p.m.

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.

Senior Citizens: The Madison Senior Center, 208 W. Main St., hosts activities during the week including euchre at noon on Monday and Thursday, and bingo at 10 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. The center also has a pool table, Wii, and dominoes. Lunch is available each day, but those interested must sign-up the day prior. For more information call (812) 265-4758.

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.

Salvation Army Family Carnival: Will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. outside the Salvation Army with games, music, food, face painting, prizes and a photo booth. Larry the Clown will make balloon animals. In case of rain the event will be moved indoors.

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.

Movie in the Park: The final Mayor's Movie in the Park will feature "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," at 9 p.m. Aug. 23 in Bicentennial Park. In case of rain, the movie will be rescheduled. For more information call (812) 265-8300.

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.

August 25

Wine Poker Run: Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at State Road 56 and Ferry St., Vevay. The ride departs at 10 a.m. The cost is $25 for a single rider, $40 for double riders, and includes brunch and wine pavilion entrance with souvenir wine glass. All proceeds benefit Edelweiss Scholarship Pageants. For more information call (812) 427-3490.

August 26

Jefferson County Board of Tourism: Will meet at 9 a.m. at the Madison Visitors Center, 601 W. First St.

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.

VisitMadison Inc. Board of Directors: Will meet at 10 a.m. at the Madison Visitors Center, 601 W. First St.

Fourth Monday Book Group: Will meet at noon at the Carroll County Public Library to discuss "The Red House" by Mark Haddon. Copies are available at the desk.

Historic District Board of Review: Will meet at 5:30 p.m. in Madison City Hall. The filing deadline for applications to be considered is Aug. 7.

August 27

Veterans Benefits Representative: A veterans benefits field representative from the Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs will be at the Veterans Affairs Health Clinic in Carrollton, Ky. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The representative will be available to assist veterans and widows/widowers for free in filing for federal and state benefits for veterans and dependents. A copy of the veteran's discharge papers are needed. For more information or to make an appointment call 1-800-747-9963.

Fourth Tuesday Storytime: Will be held at 11 a.m. at Village Lights Bookstore. Jill Kelly Koren will tailor the selections to the ages of the audience.

911 Communications Administrative Board of Jefferson County: Will meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 4:15 p.m. at Madison City Hall. For more information call (812) 273-3313.

August 28

Work It Wednesday: The monthly business networking lunch will be held at noon at the chamber, 301 E. Main St. The 15-minute guest speaker will be Chris Thorstensen of the Madison Courier discussing the Chamber and Madison Courier Online Directory. Lunch is free for chamber members, $4 for non-members.

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

MCHS Senior Meeting: Madison Consolidated High School counselors will conduct a senior meeting for students and parents from 6 to 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. The informational meeting will cover: college applications, scholarship information, financial aid, transcript requests, letters of recommendation, senior pictures, SAT/ACT scores, graduation and a question and answer session.