Food Giveaway

North Madison Christian Church

Saturday, Nov. 21

(Canceled because of COVID-19)

A monthly food distribution from at the church, located at 1400 East State Road 62 just across the road from King’s Daughters’ Hospital. No ID is required and event is open to anyone..

Jesus Clothes Closet

Trinity Methodist Church, Madison

Open Mondays

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Jesus Clothes Closet at Trinity Methodist Church, 412 W. Main St., has clothing to distribute for those in need on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Social distancing rules will be in place. For more information call 812-866-4843.

House of Hope

Food Pantry

Tuesdays & Fridays

100 East Second Street, Madison

Due to ongoing public restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the approach of winter months, the Jefferson County House of Hope Food Pantry hours of operation are Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please arrive at the pantry 15 minutes prior to closing to be served.

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

Monthly — Second Monday

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

National Guard Armory, 1533 Clifty Drive, Madison

A mobile food distribution from at the National Guard Army, 1533 Clifty Drive. No ID is required to receive food and event is open to anyone. Gleaners holds this mobile food distribution at the same location and time each month.


Veterans Parade

at Prince of Peace Catholic Schools

Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m.

Shawe Memorial High School and Pope John Elementary will host a rescheduled Veterans Day Parade to honor all veterans. Veterans should begin gathering in the St. Patrick’s Church parking lot after 1:30 p.m. Bottled water will be available for any veteran or participant. The Shawe Band of Gold will perform with the parade circling the schools and then heading heading down Hanging Rock Hill and up Main Street where local residents can turn out to show their appreciation to the men and women who have served our country.

Blood Drive

American Red Cross

The region’s blood supply, already challenged by the coronavirus pandemic, is even further depleted during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons as donations normally slow while the need never pauses.There are several donation opportunities over the next few weeks including:

Jefferson County, Indiana

Hanover College/Jefferson County Public Library, 420 West Main St. Madison, Nov. 19 from 1-6 p.m.

American Legion Post 9, 707 Jefferson St., Madison, Nov. 24 from 1-6 p.m.

Calvary Baptist Church, 2632 Michigan Road, Madison, Nov. 24 from 2-7 p.m.

Trimble County

Milton Fire and Rescue Station 2, 25 Volunteer Drive, Bedford, Kentucky, Nov. 30, from 2-6 p.m.

Donations are needed from healthy donors of all blood types. To make an appointment to give blood, platelets or plasma, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 800-733-2767.



10 a.m.

Scat and Tracks 101

Join the naturalist at the Nature Center for a program on how to identify various animal tracks and poo. Then venture out on an easy hike to look for what our wildlife has left behind on the trail. 1 hour program.

2 p.m.

Hellbender Happenings

Snot otter, old lasagna sides and devil dog are all names that have been given to our Eastern Hellbender. So what exactly is a hellbender? Attend a 30-minute program at the Nature Center to discover these unique salamanders and what’s being done to protect them. There will be slime involved as well and face masks are required! Space is limited so preregister for activity by calling the Nature Center at 812-273-0609.


10 a.m.

Let’s Talk Turkeys

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, stop by the Nature Center to learn all about the bird that this holiday is centered around, and then make a fun craft. It’s a 30-minute program and masks are required. Space is limited so preregister for activity by calling the Nature Center at 812-273-0609.

2 p.m.

Waterfall Hike

Meet at Clifty Shelter for a one-hour moderately rugged hike through one of the most scenic sections of Clifty Canyon. There’s a chance to see five waterfalls along the way.