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December 12 through December 19, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013 10:00 AM
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Ross Country Jamboree: Will host a Doo-Wop All Stars show at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13. This show is rescheduled from Dec. 6. Admission is $12. To purchase tickets or for more information call (812) 752-8877 or visit www.rosscountryjamboree.com.
Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature Billy Nett, Daniel Hobbs and Natalie Berry at 7 p.m. Dec. 14. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Admission is $10. To purchase tickets or for more information call (812) 752-8877 or visit www.rosscountryjamboree.com.
Holiday Spectacular: The Madison Consolidated High School band and choir are coming together for a holiday spectacular Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Opal E. Sherman Auditorium with holiday favorites. Admission is free.
Winter Spectacular: Southwestern High School will host a choral concert and auction featuring the sixth grade, and seventh and eighth grade choirs, and ESPRIT at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Delbert O. King Gymnasium. Admission is $3.
Decembersongs: The Red Bicycle Hall and The Cultural Continuum of Madison will present "Decembersongs" live at 7:30 p.m. Monday with songwriters sharing holiday music with a wide range of favorites and original songs. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. at Red Bicycle Hall, 125 E. Main St. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Village Lights Bookstore or online at www.culturalcontinuum.org.
Friday, December 13
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Moose Family Center, 1340 Michigan Road.
Saturday, December 14
John Sheckler: The local folk musician will play original and traditional songs with a seasonal British bent on a hand-crafted mountain lap dulcimer from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore.
Sharlee Davis and Will Devitt: The Bloomington-based duo will perform acoustic folky-jazz with smoky vocals and guitar wizardry from 8 to 11 p.m. at The Thomas Family Winery.
Erik Brunner: Will play from 8 to 11 p.m. with dancing at the 19th Hole Bar and Grill in Spring Hills Golf Course Clubhouse, 4766 W. Butler Falls Drive, Hanover. For more information call (812) 866-4727.
DJ Kidd: Will be at the Electric Lady from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Monday, December 16
Dulcimer Jam: The Circle of Friends Dulcimer Society will host a dulcimer jam from 7 to 9 p.m. For the location or more information call (812) 801-5192.
Tuesday, December 17
Irish Session and Acoustic Jam: Will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. For the location or more information call (812) 701-9300.
Senior Dance: Will be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department at the Brown Gym featuring the music of Tommy Day and Cool Country. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.
A Christmas Carroll: Will be held in downtown Carrollton and around the Carroll County Courthouse square Dec. 14. Entries for the Visions of Sugar Plums Bake-off will be accepted at McNeal's starting at 8 a.m. Judging will be at 10 a.m. The parade will begin at noon and run from Port William Lane to the square. Pictures with Santa will be available for a $5 donation to the local Shop with a Cop from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. Vendors will also be at the library from 1 to 3 p.m. Drawings for a boy's bicycle, a girl's bicycle and a 42" television will be at 3 p.m. Must be present to win. The event is sponsored by the Carrollton Main Street Program.
Host of Angels and Annual Festival of Trees: Lanthier Winery will host their annual displays Nov. 29-Dec. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Santa's Cottage: Will be open Dec. 13, Dec. 20 and Dec. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Broadway Fountain. Santa will also be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 and from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 22.
Festival of Lights: Thousands of holiday lights reflect into the water along the Ohio River at Paul Ogle Riverfront Park in Vevay from Nov. 30 to Dec. 31.
Festival of Trees: General Butler State Resort Park will host the annual Festival of Trees from Dec. 7 through Jan. 1, with the exception of Dec. 23-Dec. 26 when the lodge will close for the holiday.
A Child's Christmas in Wales: Village Lights Bookstore will host Indiana University Southeast professor and poet Jack Ramey reading the Dylan Thomas classic, "A Child's Christmas in Wales," at 1 p.m. Dec. 14. Warm cider and cookies will be available for the children.
Spirit of Christmas Past: The Lanier Mansion will present the holiday program for kids Dec. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. This year's ongoing activities are free to the public.
Behind the Scenes Tour: Take a behind the scenes tour of the Lanier Mansion on the second Saturday of the month at 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors over 60 and $5 for children. The tours, which are limited to 15 people, include the basement, cupola, East wing and information not included on the standard tour. Reservations are required. For more information call (812) 273-0556.
Nouveau Noelle: The six wineries of the Indiana Wine Trail will host a wine tasting and holiday event Dec. 14-15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit www.indianawinetrail.com.
A Christmas Carol: The Jennings County Players will present "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens and adapted by Romulus Linney. The production will run at Dec. 13-15 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Park Theatre Civic Centre in North Vernon. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets for students in Kindergarten through Twelfth grade are $3. For more information call (812) 346-0330.
Clueless at Christmas: The First Baptist Church, 416 Vine St., will host the comedy/mystery play, "Clueless at Christmas" at 7 p.m. Dec. 14. Refreshments will follow the performance in the fellowship hall. The event is free.
Jim Waldo: The artwork of Jim Waldo will be on display at The Thomas Family Winery during December.
Square Deal Art Show: The second annual Square Deal Art Show will be on display from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31 at the Madison Art Club's Art on Main, 309 W. Main St. The exhibit features the unframed 12"x12" canvases from more than 50 artists. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed Wednesdays. For more information visit www.madisonartclub.com or call (812) 265-2923.
Jenny Straub Youngblood: "The Color of Dreams" will be on display in the Twain Room of Village Lights Bookstore through Jan. 21.
Free Birds (PG): Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good. The film features the voices of Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson and Amy Poehler.
Christmas Classics: The Ohio Theatre will close the Christmas Classics series with the 1983 comedy "A Christmas Story" from Dec. 13-19. The film is rated PG. For more information visit www.ohiotheatremadison.com.
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The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug (PG13): The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring. The Peter Jackson film stars Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman.
Frozen (PG): Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. The film features the voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad and Idina Menzel.
Hunger Games - Catching Fire (PG13): Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.
Thor - The Dark World (PG13): Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston.
Jackass Presents - Bad Grandpa (R): 86-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his 8-year-old grandson, Billy. The film stars Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll and Spike Jonze.