Special Events

Camp Shakespeare: Explore the theatre through imaginative play, visual arts, movement, storytelling and design from 1 to 4 p.m. July 17 to 21 at the Carroll County Public Library. The week will culminate in a performance of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” at 3:30 p.m. July 21. For more information, or to sign-up, call (502) 732-7020.

Summer Workshop: The Madison Community Players will host their annual summer workshop from July 17 to July 28 at the Brown Gym. The workshop culminates in a free show at 7 p.m. July 27 at the Brown Gym. For more information, visit www.madisoninplayers.org, or call (812) 493-3357.

Artisan Weekend: The Indiana Wine Trail will host an artisan weekend at area wineries from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 29 and 30. Hoosier craftsman and artists will be at work at Madison Vineyards, Lanthier Winery, Ertel Cellars, The Ridge Winery, Stream Cliff Farms, the Thomas Family Winery and Holtkamp Winery in New Alsace.

Walk Away the Pounds: Carroll County Public Library invites the public to walk away the pounds at 9 a.m. on weekdays.

July 21

Tower Trek: Take an easy walk to a tower that hosts Madison’s best view of the Ohio River at the Clifty Falls State Park. Learn about the forces that sculpted the river and the canyon. Meet at 11 a.m. at the Nature Center. For more information, call (812) 273-0609.

Freethinkers Book Club: Meets on the third Friday of the month at 6 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore. They will discuss “Science Set Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery,” by Rupert Sheldrake. For more information, call (812) 839-6535.

July 22

Food Giveaway: North Madison Christian Church, 1400 E. State Road 62, will host a free food giveaway from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Individuals should arrive early to receive a pass. For more information, call (812) 273-1601.

Historic Eleutherian College Public Tours: Will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month. Donations are encouraged.

Waterfall Hike: Meet at 11 a.m. at the Clifty Falls State Park Clifty Shelter for a hike through one of the most scenic sections of Clifty Canyon. Five waterfalls can be seen on the path. For more information, call (812) 273-0609.

Cynthia Kuhn Beischel Book Signing: Village Lights Book Store will host Cynthia Kuhn Beischel, author of “Lost Tea Rooms of Downtown Cincinnati” from noon to 3 p.m.

Court Street Cinemas: Will screen “Smurfs Lost Village” at 2 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. The film is rated PG.

Tunnel Tour: Explore a section of Clifty Canyon and tour Brough’s Folly at 2 p.m. The moderate hike will begin at Oak Grove Shelter. For more information, call (812) 273-0609 or email bkessans@dnr.in.gov.

July 23

Reptile Review: Gain a better appreciation for reptiles at 11 a.m. at the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center. For more information, call (812) 273-0609.

Backpack Giveaway: TCC, 219 Clifty Drive, will participate in a backpack giveaway for area students from 1 to 4 p.m. on a first-come first-served basis.

Fossil Hike: Take a trip back in time to when Clifty Falls State Park’s fossils were alive. Meet at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center. For more information, call (812) 273-0609.

July 24

Bake Sale and Yard Sale: Jefferson County Free in Need will host a fundraiser sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 636 Hickory Drive. The event is a kick off for the Kids Christmas Cause. Freewill donations will be accepted. For more information, visit the group’s page on Facebook.

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

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

Fourth Monday Book Group: Will meet to discuss “Anna and the Swallow Man,” by Gavriel Savit at noon at the Carroll County Public Library. Copies are available at the desk.

Jane Austen Tea: Etiquette instructor Sallie Plass will teach attendees the proper way to take and serve tea, with special focus on customs from Jane Austen’s time at 3 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library’s Madison branch. Tea and light snacks will be served. Registration is required. The event is open to ages 8 through adult. Attendees are encouraged to dress up for this event. For more information, call (812) 265-2744.

Jefferson County Board of Tourism: Will meet at 4 p.m. at the Madison Visitors Center, 601 W. First St.

Southwestern School Board: Will not meet.

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

Historic Board: Will meet at 5:30 p.m. in Madison City Hall.

Court Street Cinemas: Will screen “Zookeeper’s Wife,” at 6 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. The film is rated PG13.

PFLAG: The local chapter, which is affiliated with the national organization, will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Clearinghouse of Jefferson County, 100 E. Second St. The group aims to advocate for LGBTQ people and educate all.

July 25

B4K: The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Club will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Carroll County Public Library. There will be a miniature horse, courtesy of Faith Kutnicki.

July 26

Trimble County Water District 1: Will hold a special meeting at 11 a.m. at the district office, 34 E. Morgan Drive, Bedford, Ky. This is a progress meeting for a pending construction project. For more information, call (502) 255-7554.

Work it Wednesday: Will be held at noon at the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce. A light lunch will be provided. Admission is $5 for non-members.

Stem Stations: Will be offered from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Carroll County Public Library for all ages.

ESL Class: Will be offered at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Carroll County Public Library.

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

Parks Board: Will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Madison City Hall.

Pathfinder RPG - Rune Lords: Join the role playing game at 5:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library.

Tai Chi: Learn the art of Tai Chi from instructor Debbie Elles from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch. It is a moving meditation that is a way to reduce stress and balance the body. Tai Chi is a low impact workout for all ages and fitness levels. The class meets in the auditorium. No registration needed. For more information, call (812) 265-2744.

July 27

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

Mother Goose Time: Carroll County Public Library will host a story and playtime for babies and their caregivers from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Music Makers: Will gather at 11 a.m. at the Carroll County Public Library.

July 28

Back to School Fair: Will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bedford Elementary School’s cafeteria with a one-stop for school supplies, health and immunization information, parenting tips, ACES packets, back-to-school information, community resources, door prizes, freebies, food and resources. There will also be a huge sale with each person getting a bag of free items. The event is open to all Trimble County residents.

PHDs: The Carroll County Public Library invites the public to work on their crafting projects in various stages of completion from 2 to 4 p.m.

Fourth Friday: Will be held on the fourth Friday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. from March through November in downtown Madison. The event includes live music, free trolley rides and extended business hours.

V. Lori Hedges Art Opening: V. Lori Hedges will open her show, “Havana,” a collection of photos from the Cuban city from 6 to 8 p.m. at Village Lights bookstore. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will run through Sept. 22.

Star Gazing: Learn about night sky observation and enjoy the beauty of Clifty Falls State Park at night. Meet at 9 p.m. at Poplar Grove. For more information, call (812) 273-0609.

July 29

End of Month Meal: Will be served from 11 a.m. to noon at the Salvation Army. The meal will be prepared and served by Tri Kappa. For delivery, call (812) 265-2157 after 9 a.m. on July 29.

Raker Family Reunion: The annual Raker reunion will be held at Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion, 707 Jefferson St. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with plans to eat at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Phyllis Raker at (513) 368-3828 or Ed Raker at (502) 732-5341.

Waterfall Hike: Meet at 11 a.m. at the Clifty Falls State Park Clifty Shelter for a hike through one of the most scenic sections of Clifty Canyon. Five waterfalls can be seen on the path. For more information, call (812) 273-0609.

A Girl in the River: The Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch will host a screening of the 2016 Academy Award winning for Best Documentary Short, “A Girl in the River” at 1 p.m. The film explores honor killing in Pakistani society. The event is free and open to the public. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Tunnel Tour: Explore a section of Clifty Canyon and tour Brough’s Folly at 2 p.m. The moderate hike will begin at Oak Grove Shelter. For more information, call (812) 273-0609 or email bkessans@dnr.in.gov.

Fish Fry: Dupont Lancaster Township Fire Department will host a fish fry from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Dupont Firehouse, 10641 Reynolds Road, Dupont.

Mayor’s Movie in the Park: The City of Madison will screen “Moana” at Bicentennial Park. The film begins at dusk, which is approximately 9 p.m. For more information, or in case of rain, visit the City of Madison’s Facebook page.

July 30

Virtual Clifty: Relax in the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center at 10:30 a.m. and get a rare “sneak peek” at what makes the park so special. For more information, call (812) 273-0609.

Tower Trek: Take an easy walk to a tower that hosts Madison’s best view of the Ohio River at the Clifty Falls State Park. Learn about the forces that sculpted the river and the canyon. Meet at 11 a.m. at the Nature Center. For more information, call (812) 273-0609.