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July 24 through July 31, 2014
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Ross Country Jamboree: Will host concerts all weekend as part of the Scott County Visitors Commission "Materfest." The Doo-Wop All Stars show will begin at 7:30 p.m. July 25. Lanny McIntosh and Dave Campbell will open for the Cajun band Roux Du Bayou at 2 p.m. July 26. Tickets are $15. McIntosh and Campbell will also open for the 7 p.m. July 26 performance by T. Graham Brown. Tickets are $22. Tickets can be purchased for both Saturday shows at $35. The On the House Band will perform at 2 p.m. July 27 followed by The Paul Boggs Band at 3:30 p.m. Tickets for both Sunday shows are $10. To purchase tickets or for more information call (812) 752-8877 or visit www.rosscountryjamboree.com.
Music in the Park: The Madison Main Street Program event will feature The Slick River Rockets and opening act Barefoot Best Friends with live music, hot food vendors, an arts and crafts market, face painting and balloons Aug. 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Broadway Fountain.
Friday, July 25
Erik Brunner: Will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. at Galena Garlic Company.
Dave Dwyer: Will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. at between Nice Shots Photography and Ditto's.
Luke Folkner: Will perform on the violin from 5 to 8 p.m. at All Good Things.
Tim Pearson: Will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. between Fine Threads and Village Peddler.
Jamie Royce and Claude Reece: Will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Red Peppermint.
Steve Attenberger: Will perform at 7 p.m.at Gallery 115.
Jimmy Davis: Will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. at The Historic Broadway Tavern.
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Crown Room Lounge.
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Moose Family Center, 1340 Michigan Road.
Saturday, July 26
Tom Schneider: Will perform a selection of American Songbook standards, Broadway show tunes, bossa-nova, Latin, blues and jazz on the Steinway grand piano from noon to 2 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore.
Jimmy Storms: Will perform a selection of old standards on the Steinway grand piano from 2 to 4 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore.
Timothy Edward Brickley and Friends: The rootsy American artist will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Thomas Family Winery.
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Crown Room Lounge.
Monday, July 28
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, July 29
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 Steel Country. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.
Fourth Friday: Will be held July 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Madison with free trolley rides and extended hours for businesses. The theme is "Slice of Summer."
July Fest: Deputy Volunteer Fire Department will host the July 26 event with a hog roast dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. The meal is $7, or $4 for children age 10 and under. The event will also include inflatables, fireworks, a cornhole tournament at 1 p.m. and a euchre tournament at 4 p.m. Registration for the cornhole tournament is $20 and begins at 12:30 p.m. Registration for the Euchre tournament is $10 and begins at 3:30 p.m.
Materfest: The Scott County Visitors Commission will hold Materfest July 26-27 on the courthouse lawn with food, vendors, cornhole, contests, an antique toy and tractor show, farmers market and live music. Ross Country Jamboree will host concerts both Saturday and Sunday. For more information on the shows call (812) 752-8877.
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.
A Midsummer Nights Dream: The public is invited to attend a shortened version of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 3 p.m. July 25 at the Carroll County Public Library presented by the CCPL Globe Players.
Summer Theatre Workshop: The Madison Community Players will host its annual summer theatre workshop July 21-Aug. 1 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Brown Gym. The student performance will be held at 7 p.m. July 31. For more information call (812) 493-3357.
Mary Poppins: Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville will continue its 40th anniversary season with "Mary Poppins," based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film. The show will run July 1 through Aug. 17. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.
Martha Bladen: The artwork of Martha Bladen will be on display at The Thomas Family Winery during July.
Images of Local Treasures: The photographs of Jimmy Supplee will be on display during July at the Carroll County Public Library.
My Home Town - Lou Knoble: Madison painter Lou Knoble presents abstract works, rendered in oil on canvas at Village Lights Bookstore. An opening reception will be held July 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. during Fourth Friday.
Jay Benzing: The Madison Art Club's Art on Main will feature the watercolors of Jay Benzing of Patriot during the month of July. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The gallery does not have set hours on Wednesdays. For more information visit www.madisonartclub.com or call (812) 265-2923.
The Art of Healing: Selections from 18 local artists were chosen to bring artwork to the walls of King's Daughters' Hospital from July 1 to Sept. 30. For more information call the Madison Art Club at (812) 265-2923 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maleficent (PG): A vindictive fairy is driven to curse an infant princes only to realize the child may be the only one who can restore peace to the land. The film stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Sharlto Copley.
Family Film Series: The Ohio Theatre will host free showings during their family film series. Movies show at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays and at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. The series will close with The Lego Movie on July 28-29. For more information visit www.ohiotheatremadison.com.
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Hercules (PG13): Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt and Ian McShane.
Lucy (R): A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman and Min-sik Choi.
Planes - Fire & Rescue (PG): When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins forces with fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, The Smokejumpers, to battle a massive wildfire. The film features the voices of Dane Cook, Ed Harris and Julie Bowen.
Sex Tape (R): A married couple wake up to discover that the video they made the evening before has gone missing, leading to a frantic search for its whereabouts. The film stars Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz and Rob Corddry.
The Purge - Anarchy (R): A couple are driving home to their kids when their car runs out of gas just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, Leo goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (PG13): A growing nation of genetically evolved apes is threatened by a band of humans who survived the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of war. The film stars Gary Oldman and Keri Russell.