FOOD & CLOTHING GIVEAWAYS

North Madison C hristian Church

1400 East State Road 62

Saturday, Nov. 20

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

A food giveaway at the church. For more information, call 812-273-1601.

House of Hope Food Pantry

100 East Second Street, Madison

Tuesdays — 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Fridays — 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

A food giveaway and distribution at the Jefferson County House of Hope Food Pantry in downtown Madison. Please arrive at the pantry 15 minutes prior to closing to be served.

Salvation Army Food Bank

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Noon to 1 p.m.

331 East Main St, Madison

A food giveaway at the red door on east side of building. Bring your own bags. For more information, call 812-265-2157.

Jesus Clothes Closet

Trinity Methodist Church, Madison

Mondays — 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

AKC Turkey Trot

Heritage Trail of Madison

West Vaughn Drive at Vernon Street

Sunday, Nov. 21 — 2 p.m.

Copeland’s Dog Obedience will hold the first AKC Turkey Trot at the Heritage Trail of Madison. Dog and their handlers will meet at the trail and walk up the riverfront. The event is for current and former Copeland’s Dog Obedience students along with current and former 4-H Dog Club members. Cost is a $20 donation to the AKC Humane Fund (http://www.akchumanefund.org/). Register through the AKC to receive a medal for participating at: https://akc.jotform.com/212715204369049. The event link is: https://facebook.com/events/s/1st-annual-akc-fit-dog-turkey-/655942829144677/

Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday, Nov. 20 — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Milan High School

609 North Warpath Drive, Milan

Milan High School’s Annual Christmas Craft Fair with handmade decor, gifts and food. Admission free.

Christmas Play

Bedford Christian Church

Dec. 21-22 — 7 p.m.

Bedford Christian Church will stage two performances of “Never Too Old for Christmas,” directed by Kim Temple, on consecutive nights at the church in Bedford, Kentucky. There is no charge but cash donations will be accepted to benefit the local food pantry.

CHRISTMAS WITH A COP

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 128

Thursday, Dec. 9 — 6 p.m.

Applications available at Madison Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and at local schools. Application deadline Tuesday, Nov. 30. To donate support or for more information, call Seth Melton or Jeremey Perkins at 812-265-3347.

BLOOD DRIVES

Local Red Cross blood donation

Opportunities in November

With Thanksgiving and the holidays approaching, the American Red Cross urges donors to continue to make and keep appointments now and in the weeks ahead to help overcome the ongoing emergency blood and platelet shortage that has significantly impacted the nation’s blood supply. In fact, the current blood supply is the lowest the Red Cross has seen this time of year in more than a decade. Dates, times and locations of local blood drives are:

Tuesday, Nov. 23 — 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Calvary Baptist Church

2632 Michigan Road Madison

CLIFTY FALLS STATE PARK

Vulture Venture

Saturday, Nov. 20 — 10 a.m.

Meet at the Nature Center for a short easy hike to discover the differences in black vultures and turkey vultures. Learn about their unique habits during a 30-minute program. Bring binoculars.

Bird Nest Necklaces

Saturday, Nov. 20 — 2 p.m.

Meet at the Nature Center to make a fun piece of nature-themed jewelry. Workshop costs $5 per person and for ages 13 and older. Supplies are limited for the one-hour workshop. Register at https://cliftyfallsbirdnestnecklaceworkshop.eventbrite.com.

Turkey Magnets

Sunday, Nov. 21 — 11 a.m.

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, visit the Nature Center to learn all about the bird the holiday is centered around, and then make a fun craft during the 30-minute activity.

Four Falls Challenge Hike

Friday, Nov. 26 — 10 a.m.

Burn off the Thanksgiving Day calories and opt outside for a 4-mile hike in the park. Meet at Clifty Shelter ready for a very rugged hike to see all four of the park’s waterfalls and earn Clifty’s Four Falls Challenge Sticker. Hike will take approximately 3 to 4 hours to complete.

Deer Management Hunt

(PARK CLOSED)

Monday, Nov. 29 & Tuesday, Nov. 30

Beginning at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28, Clifty Falls State Park will be closed for a Deer Management Hunt. The park will re-open to the public at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1.