Community Calendar


Book Signing

Saturday, Nov. 6 — 3-5 p.m.

at Jefferson County Historical Society

615 W. First St., Madison

Former Indiana University Athletics Director Fred Glass will sign his book “Making Your Own Luck: From a Skid Row Bar to Rebuilding Indiana University Athletics”.

Gospel Music

Sunday, Nov. 7 — 6 p.m.

Hanover Baptist Church

151 W. Main St., Hanover

A walk through the years of Gospel music with Mike Duty and Friends. For more information, visit

Soup Supper & Christmas Auction

Friday, Nov. 12 — 6 p.m.

Paynesville Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

7975 S. Saluda-Paynesville Rooad

A soup supper in the fellowship hall at 6 p.m. followed by a silent auction with all proceeds benefiting Hope House.

For more info, call Faye Reed 812-701-6614.

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.


Understanding Your Historic Building

at Madison Public Library Auditorium

Thursday, Nov. 4 — 6-7 p.m.

Jefferson County Recorder Molly O’Connor and Madison Public Library Archivist and Historian Camile Fife will present a program on using the chain of ownership and historic records to learn about the people who have lived where you live now.

Presented by Madison Main Street Program and the City of Madison.

Additional workshops to come include: DIY Plaster Repair , Stories Buildings Tell Part II, Square Nails and Wallpaper Scraps: Reading the Historic Fabric Still in your Building.

For more information, contact the Main Street Office, 321 W. Main Street or call 812- 274-0385.


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:

Wednesday, Nov. 10 — 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

North Madison Christian Church

1400 East State Road 62, Madison

Friday, Nov. 12 — 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Shawe Memorial High School

201 West State Street, Madison

Tuesday, Nov. 16 — 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Living Waters Mennonite Church

8600 West Jones Road, Lexington

Friday, Nov. 19 — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Carroll County High School

1706 Highland Avenue Carrollton

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

Calvary Baptist Church

2632 Michigan Road Madison


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., has clothing to distribute for those in need on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

For more information call 812-866-4843.


Deer Management Hunt

Beginning at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, Clifty Falls State Park will be closed for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources annual Deer Management Hunt. The park will re-open to the public at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

Nature Stroll

Saturday, Nov. 6 — 10 a.m.

Explore Trail 10 on an easy 30- minute walk with the naturalist. Meet at the outdoor pool.

Wildlife of Clifty Falls

Saturday, Nov. 6 — 2 p.m.

Discover what animals roam Clifty Falls State Park in the cover of darkness in a 30-minute program at the Nature Center. Footage captured from trail cameras will be included to watch unique animal interactions and find out how the footage can be used to better monitor and understand wildlife populations.

Meet our Turtles

Sunday, Nov. 7 — 11 a.m.

Visit the Nature Center and meet some of Clifty Park’s resident turtles. Discover the differences between the terrestrial box turtles and aquatic turtles during a 30-minute program.

Friends Group Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 11 — 6 p.m.

Meet up at the Clifty Inn to find out how you can become more involved in volunteering to better the park for current and future generations by joining the park’s Friends Group. Meet new people, while having the opportunity to learn and grow in a one-hour gathering.

Girl Scouts: Threats to Wildlife

Saturday, Nov. 13 — 10 a.m.

Girl Scouts can visit the Nature Center and discover some of the threats to Indiana’s native wildlife and find out what they can do to help. After the program, attendees will go on a litter pick-up. This program will meet some of the requirements for the Brownie Eco Friend Badge or Junior Animal Habitats Badge.

Women’s Hiking Group Meet-Up

Saturday, Nov. 13 — 1 p.m.

Join the monthly group hike for women and get outdoors and meet like-minded women. The two-hour hike meets at Hoffman Falls and the trail is rugged.

Story and Craft Time

Sunday, Nov. 14 — 11 a.m.

Visit the Nature Center for the Come to the Nature story and craft time and listen to the naturalist read the book Owl Moon and then make a fun owl craft to take home during a 30-minute program.