Special Events

Author Fair: That Book Place, 337 Clifty Drive, will host their anniversary celebration with author's seminars and author's fair March 15-16 with more than 60 authors discussing and signing their books. Saturday's author fair will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cool Suit: Shawe Memorial High School's Theater Department will present "Cool Suit," a musical version of the book, "The Emperor's New Clothes," by Hans Christian Anderson March 15-16. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Rev. Hilary Meny Gymnasium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 17 and younger. The school will also host a dessert and beverage buffet in the high school student lounge about an hour before the play to raise funds for a new costume closet.

Willabella Witch's Last Spell: The Little Grand Theatre Company will present "Willabella Witch's Last Spell" at 7 p.m. March 15-16 and at 2:30 p.m. March 16-17 at The Ohio Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults.

Geek-A-Thon: Hanover College's Tabletop Club, Feminists of Hanover College, Anime Club and Science Fiction and Fantasy Club will host the event March 15-17 in the college's Classic Hall.

March 15

Switzerland County Health and Community Resource Fair: The free health fair will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Belterra Resort Casino's ballroom. The event will feature free health screenings, assistive technology device information and local resources. It is sponsored by the Southeastern Indiana Independent Living Center. For more information call (812) 689-3753.

Irish Celebration: Jewel House, 607 Virginia Ave., will host an Irish celebration to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with music and refreshments at 1 p.m. The event is presented by the Madison Celtic Society.

St. Paddy's Party: Downtown Madison will feature a St. Patrick's Day celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. The event will feature Irish Road Bowling from 5 p.m. to dark, sign up will be on Jefferson Street. A leprechaun costume contest will include a $25 cash prize. The event will also include free trolley rides, bagpipers, step dancing and an Irish heritage display. For more information call (812) 265-2956.

Senior Dance: Will be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department at the Brown Gym featuring the music of the 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.

Rock and Read Around the Clock: Village Lights Bookstore will host a 24-hour reading marathon and children's book drive from 6 p.m. March 15 to 6 p.m. March 16 in celebration of Read Across America Month. For more information call (812) 265-1800.

Barefoot Best Friends :The Madison Performing Arts Foundation will present the Barefoot Best Friends at 7 p.m. March 15 at the First Baptist Church, 416 Vine St. The group of young performers returns to Madison for an evening of Irish, Celtic and folk music.

March 16

Household Hazardous Waste: Will be collected from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Southeastern Indiana Recycling District Switzerland/Ohio County Recycling Center, 19 McCreary Ridge Road in East Enterprise. For more information call (812) 534-2040.

Health and Safety Fair: Will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cartmell Elementary School. The event, sponsored by the Carroll County Health and Safety Partnership, will include community vendors and organizations, prizes, giveaways and lunch. Car seat safety checks, a child safety kit with fingerprinting, substance abuse information and various $20 health screenings will also be available. For more information call (502) 732-6641.

Easter Egg Hunt: Hickory Creek will host an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. with refreshments and games. The Easter Bunny will be available after the hunt.

Growin' Up Kentucky: Reminisce with author, Eva Johnson Allan, about childhood and growing up in rural Carroll County, Ky. Allan will talk about her book, "Growin' Up Kentucky," from 10 to 11 a.m. at Trimble County Public Library, 35 Equity Drive, Bedford, Ky. For more information call (502) 255-7362.

Nickel and Dimed Auditions: Will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 301 E. Main St. For more information call (812) 701-8986 or email info@madisonplayers.org.

Giltner 95th Birthday: Friends and family are welcome to celebrate Paulina Giltner's 95th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. at 2303 Flint Road.

Fish Fry: Canaan Volunteer Fire Department will host a fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m. at the firehouse.

Senior Dance: Will host Cool Country 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.

812 for Phil: Area band Shock Treatment, All Became New, Should This Armor Fail, SKRUM and DJ Tyler Stewboth will take the stage March 16 at The Electric Lady as part of a memorial benefit concert. The show will begin at 7 p.m. The cover is $5. Additional events will be held throughout the day, including Jimmy Davis performing at noon, a cornhole tournament at 2 p.m. and Celtic band West of Dublin performing from 4 to 7 p.m.

March 17

PFLAG Hanover: Will meet at 3 p.m. at Hanover Presbyterian Church. The chapter is beginning a study of working with faith communities to improve acceptance of people in the LGBT community. For more information email pflag.hanover@gmail.com.