Special Events

Hagar's Children: Hanover College Theatre will present "Hagar's Children," a different kind of Christmas play with music, about unconditional love. Performances are Dec. 6-8 in Park Auditorium with curtain time at 7:30 p.m. each night with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickers are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and older, and $5 for youth. Seating is limited. For more information or to purchase advanced tickets call (812) 866-7110.

Christmas Cupcake Wars: Will be presented Dec. 7-8 at 6:30 p.m. by KidzStreet and North Madison Christian Church. The program includes dinner and the show. Tickets are $6 each or $40 for a reserved table of 8. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 273-1601 or email tickets@kidzstreet.us.

The 1940s Radio Hour: The Madison Community Players will present a nostalgic look back to the days of live radio shows in the dinner theater production Dec. 7-8. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and the show will start around 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the Elks Lodge and Nice Shots! Photography. Advance tickets are required.

The World Comes to Madison: The Seifert-Short Museum and Learning Center, 113 E. Third St., will display nativities and crèches from around the world during the holiday season. The museum will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in December and January. It will be closed Dec. 26. Free admission.

A.D.E.P.T. I: Will meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Salvation Army, 331 E. Main St.

A.D.E.P.T. II: Will meet Dec. 3 through Dec. 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Dec. 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 331 E. Main St.

Santa: Will be at the Switzerland County Visitors Center, 129 W. Main St., Vevay, to greet children from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16.

December 7

BetterTogether Nonprofit Luncheon Series: Will discuss the keys to volunteer management with June Miller, regional director of the Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ivy Tech Community College. Registration is $15 and includes lunch and materials. For more information call (812) 265-3327.

Red Hatters of Madison: Will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Key West Shrimp House, 117 Ferry St. All Red Hatters and guests are welcome.

Senior Dance: Will be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department at the Brown Gym featuring the music of Charlie Humphrey. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $3 and includes snacks, drinks and door prizes.

Light Up Bedford: Will kick off at 5:45 p.m. at the Trimble County Courthouse. Milton elementary school students will sing before the lighting. A parade with the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department will usher Santa Claus from the courthouse to the Morgan Community Center for a chili dinner sponsored by the Bedford Rotary Club and musical entertainment by the Bedford Elementary School and Trimble County Middle School bands.

December 8

Christmas Craft Show: Will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brown Gymnasium.

Sip N' Knit: Will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Harriette's Knit Knook, 103 E. Main St. All types of stitchery are welcome.

A Country Christmas: Visit two historic houses and step back in time to Christmas past at Musee de Venoge, 111 State Road 129, Vevay and the Thiebaud Farmstead, 5147 E. State Road 56, Vevay from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For more information visit www.venoge.org or www.switzcomuseums.org.

Nutcracker Tea and Concert: The Carroll County Public Library's annual tea will be held at 11 a.m. and will include a concert by a girls choir directed by Connie Golden and special guests, Clara, Grandfather and the Nutcracker for Christmas photos. For more information or to sign-up call (502) 732-7020.

Book Signing: A book signing will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at That Book Place, 337 Clifty Drive for Andrew Toy's thriller/suspense novel "The Man in The Box," and L. Andrew Cooper's dark fantasy "Burning the Middle Ground." For more information call (812) 574-4113.

Book Signing: A book signing will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at Village Lights Bookstore with Lloyd Holm, former Madison resident, and author of children's book "Mr. Fox and Mr. Raccoon Go to Bethlehem."

Spirit of Christmas Past: Enjoy a Victorian Christmas for children and their families from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site. Visit a Victorian Santa, make 19th century Christmas "crackers," hear holiday stories and eat cookies. Admission is $3 per child, one free adult per child. For more information call (812) 273-0556.

Senior Dance: Will host Hardcore Country Saturday from 5:15 to 9:30 p.m. at the Lide White Boys and Girls Club. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. The band will perform from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information call (812) 599-0848 or (812) 274-0338.

17th Annual Cole Brothers Christmas Extravaganza: Will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Historic Broadway Tavern's Livery Stable. The event is a fundraiser for the Bill Cole Memorial Scholarship Fund. Live music will be provided by the Doctors Band and the event will also feature a silent auction, 50/50 drawing, appetizers and a cash bar. Admission is $25 per couple or $15 for individuals.

December 10

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 - Hope Springs: Will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. The film is rated PG13.

December 11

Toddler Time: Will be held at 11 a.m. at the Carroll County Public Library for children up to age 3 1/2. For more information call (502) 732-7020.

NARFE: The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1677 will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steak House. All federal retirees, active federal employees and their guests are welcome.

Basket of the Month: Professional basketmaker Kathy Watts of Carrollton, Ky. will teach participants how to make a Xs and Os basket for the holidays at 6 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office. The class is $25. Registration is required. To pre-register or for more information call (502) 732-7030.

December 12

Holiday Cheer: The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas party will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Shrewsbury-Windle House, 310 W. First St.

Zumba!: Will be held at 5:15 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library.

Medical News for Families: An information meeting regarding Medicaid and Passport the families can use will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. Pizza will be served. Children are welcome and the event will include a visit from Santa.