Special Events

TASC Testing: The high school equivalency test will be given at Madison Consolidated High School in the evening Aug. 11 and Aug. 13, and Aug. 25 and Aug. 27. For more information or to register call (812) 265-6672.

Business Workshop Series: The Madison Main Street Program will host a business workshop series with entrepreneur and business consultant Marc Willson Aug. 12 and 13 at the Old Market on Main, 801 W. Main St. Tuesday's workshops will include "Windows, Signs and Visual Displays and Competing with the Big Boys," at 8:30 a.m.; and "Bah Humbug to Booming Holiday Sales," at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday's workshops will include "Restaurateurs - The Experience is Twice as Important as the Food," at 8:30 a.m.; and "TEAM Eventacular - Towns, Events and Merchants Partnering for Profits," at 11 a.m. Pre-registration is $10 each; $15 for two; or $30 for all workshops. Registration at the door is $15 per workshop. Breakfast or lunch is included with each workshop. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/madison812

August 8

Frog Orchestra: Discover the musical world of frogs in this 30-minute program starting at 2 p.m. at the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center.

Belly Dancing: Eat light and wear comfortable clothes for this fun and expressive form of dance at 6:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch. The class is taught by professional dancer Heather Adler and will be held in the library auditorium. Beginners are welcome! For more information call (812) 265-2744.

House of Health: An information booth offering free health information on diabetes will be set up at the entrance to Bicentennial Park from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Music in the Park - CANCELED: The Madison Main Street Program event, featuring The Slick River Rockets and opening act Barefoot Best Friends has been canceled due to the threat of rain and thunderstorms. Organizers plan to reschedule the event.

Senior Dance: Will be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department at the Brown Gym featuring the music of Tommy Day & Cool Country. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.

August 9

Insect Inspection: Think like an insect in a hike to the observation tower in search of six-legged friends. Meet at the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center at 11 a.m. for this 30-minute moderate hike.

Hall Family Reunion: The descendants of John and Charity Hall will hold a family reunion from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Neavill's Grove on Deputy Pike. All family and friends are invited. For more information call (812) 273-4281.

Everett and Lorena Grubbs Family Reunion: The 59th annual reunion will be held at noon at the Brown Gym. For more information call (859) 336-5956.

Meet the Author, Reading and Book Signing with Leesa Cross-Smith: Will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore. Cross-Smith is a homemaker and Kentucky author. Her debut short story collection "Every Kiss a War" was published in April and was a finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.

Game Day: Will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library.

RiverBend Writers Group: Writers of all genres and levels of expertise are welcome at 1:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch. Get encouragement and feedback on your latest writing project. The group will meet in the library conference room. For more information call (812) 265-2744.

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.

Critter Feeding and Turtle Walk: Visit the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center at 2 p.m. to learn what's on the menu for local critters and help give the center's turtles some sunshine.

Owl Prowl: Meet at the Clifty Falls State Park's pool parking lot at 9 p.m. for a one-hour search for birds of the night. Participants will be introduced to the three most common owls of Indiana and then head out for an easy hike.

August 10

Creek Peek: Learn about the wildlife that call Clifty Creek home at 11 a.m. The 40-minute hike starts and ends at Hoffman Falls parking lot. Participants will likely get their feet wet.

Adams Family Reunion: Will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hanover Fire Department. For more information call (812) 866-2876.

Kessler-Weber Reunion: Will start at 12:30 p.m. at Neavill's Grove. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share, table service and drinks. They will eat at 1 p.m.

Scatology 101: Learn about the study of animal poop at 2 p.m. and find out how to identify an animal by what it leaves behind. The 30-minute program is held at the Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center.

August 11

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

KYNECT: Get assistance with Kentucky health care sign-up from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library. No appointment necessary.

Jefferson County Republican Women - LOCATION CHANGE: Will meet at 6 p.m. at Harry's Stone Grill. Lisa Seng-Shadday, candidate for 66th District State Representative, will be present and the upcoming ice cream social will be discussed. Those attending are asked to bring an auction item with them. All Republican women are welcome. The location was changed from Franco's Restaurant.

Carrollton City Council: Will meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in council chambers at Carrollton City Hall.

August 12

Jefferson County Clearinghouse Project Meeting: Will meet at 8 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at 100 E. Second St. All are welcome.

Carroll County Fiscal Court: Will meet at 9 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the Fiscal Court on the second floor of the Carroll County Courthouse.

NARFE: Chapter 1677 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steak House. A motion, discussion and vote will be taken to close the chapter or remain active. All members are urged to attend. All federal retirees, active federal employees, postal employees and their guests are welcome.

Dungeons and Dragons in the Library: This group is for adults who enjoy the game at 6 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch. Bring supplies and meet in the library conference room. This is a new group and everyone is welcome. For more information call (812) 265-2744.

NAMI Family Support Group: Will meet from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at Faith Lutheran Church to support family members of those who have been diagnosed with a mental illness. The group is led by trained NAMI support group facilitators. For more information call (812) 292-1047.

Madison Community Band Concert: Will perform from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Heritage Trail. For more information call (812) 273-5103.