FOOD & CLOTHING GIVEAWAYS

Jesus Clothes Closet

Trinity Methodist Church, Madison

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Mondays

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

100 East Second Street, Madison

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Fridays

A food giveaway and distribution at the Jefferson County House of Hope Food Pantry in downtown Madison. Due to ongoing public restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic social distancing and masks required. Please arrive at the pantry 15 minutes prior to closing to be served.

North Madison Christian Church

Food Giveaway

Saturday, March 27 — 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

A food giveaway at the church, located at 1499 East State Road 62 across from King’s Daughters’ Hospital on Madison’s hilltop. For more information, call 812-273-1601.

BLOOD DRIVES:

American Red Cross

Tuesday, March 23 — 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Cornerstone Baptist Church

221 West Kuntz Road Hanover

Tuesday, March 25 — 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Morgan Community Center

147 Victory Ave. Bedford, Kentucky

Thursday, March 25 — 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Ivy Tech Community College

590 Ivy Tech Drive Madison

Tuesday, March 30 — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

American Red Cross is holding a number of blood drives after winter weather forced cancellation of hundreds of Red Cross blood drives in 30 states, causing more than 15,000 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected including more than 700 in the local River Valley Blood Services Region which includes Central Kentucky and Southern Indiana. COVID-19 survivors are especially needed to address a convalescent plasma shortage. Blood from these individuals is further tested to see if it may have antibodies that could help patients currently battling the virus. Blood donation appointments can be made by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-733-2767.

JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

March Youth Programs

• Story Line Phone Service

Story Line is a fun and exciting way to hear a new story each week from your local library! All ages are encouraged to call 812-818-1800 to listen to a story, joke or book trailer. New content available each week. Call any time of day! Free.

• Grab and Go Crafts

at Madison & Hanover

Youths

Rainbow Wind Chimes: March 23

Teens & Adults

Macrame Plant Holder: March 23

Grab & Go Crafts include supplies to create a fun craft. Register each participant individually. Deadline to register is the Saturday before each craft! Event is free but space is limited. Hanover crafts must be picked up at Hanover from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Madison crafts must be picked up 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Visit www.mjcpl.org/events to register or call 812-265-2744.

• STEM Saturday To Go Kits

Straw Rockets: March 27

Create and explore using everyday materials! STEM Saturday To Go kits offer the ability to make and create using STEM principles. Each kit includes one fun activity. Sign up by noon the Friday before each STEM Saturday to reserve your kit. Kits must be picked up at Madison on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or the following Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Event is free but space is limited. Visit www.mjcpl.org/events to register or call 812-265-2744.

• Jefferson County Park Hop

Through April 22

The Park Hop is a free, fun way for families to visit parks throughout the community and maybe even find a new favorite park. Youths ages 18 and under can answer clues, learn about the natural world, and have fun exploring. New clues this year. Get clues online at: oakheritageconservancy.org/findnature/park-hop/ or pick up a printed copy at the library or Brown Gym. Visit parks anytime before April 23 and answer clues to earn prizes for visiting three, five, or more than 10p parks. Claim prizes online using a Google form. Prize pickup will be at the main library.

• Story Times To Go

Throughout March at Madison & Hanover

Stop by to discover fun take home story times! Each story time is based on a topic like trains or friendship. Choose one or two books for check out and grab a paper sack of fun activities for you to keep! One Story Time To Go per participant. No registration required but first-come, first-served. Books and crafts subject to change. Call the main library at 812-265-2744 or Hanover Branch at 812-866-1470 for more details.

• Find Thing 1 & Thing 2

Throughout March at Madison & Hanover

When visiting the library’s children’s departments at Madison or Hanover be sure to look for Thing 1 at Madison and Thing 2 at Hanover branch. Children who find Thing 1 or Thing 2, win a prize. Just tell staff at the desk when you spot them. Contact Children’s Librarian Kara Motsinger at kara@mjcpl.org or 812-265-2744.

March Adult Programs

Jefferson County Public Library

• Online Drawing & Painting Class

March 22 & 29 — 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Adults and young adults may join Instructor Russell Vossler for a comprehensive series of classes on Mondays, covering aspects of drawing accurately and training observation, and focusing on a particular area each week. Each student will need to purchase materials for the class appropriate for either drawing or painting. The lectures focus on drawing; painters pursue independent study. See website for materials lists. Participants will need to join the Facebook group “JCPL On-line Drawing and Painting Class”.

• Online Book Group

“The Lucky One” by Lori Rader-Day

Monday, March 22 — 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Read a book and enjoy conversation with fellow book lovers. Registration required for online program. Books will be available at the patron services desks at both Madison and Hanover Public Libraries. Check out the “Hanover Book Group” on Facebook for updates. This month’s author, mystery writer Lori Rader-Day, will be featured as the 2021 Jefferson County Public Library Founder’s Day speaker in an online program on April 20 at 6 p.m. with leader Judi Terpening.

CLIFTY FALLS STATE PARK

Cabin Fever Weekend

Saturday, March 20

Fabulous Frogs — 10 a.m.

Celebrate World Frog Day on the Nature Center Porch. Meet our resident frog and toad and discover their similarities and differences. Then join the naturalist on an easy 45-minute hike to search for some in the park (hike weather dependent).

Sights and Sounds of Spring Hike —2 p.m.

Spring has arrived so explore the changes in nature from winter to spring. Look for wildflowers, listen for birds, and more Meet at Clifty Shelter for a 45-minute ADA accessible walk.

Sunday, March 21

Waterfall Hike — 3 p.m.

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.

Wednesday, March 24

Paint a Spring Flower — 10 a.m.

Come to the Nature Center to paint a colorful spring flower in a one-hour craft program that is great for children.

Saturday, March 27

Beginning Birdwatching — 10 a.m.

Meet at the Nature Center for an easy 45-minute hike to look and listen for our feathered friends. Bring your binoculars.

Waterfall Hike — 2 p.m.

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.

Sunday, March 28

Pinecone Birdfeeders — 10 a.m.

Come to the Nature Center for a 30-minute program to create a pinecone birdfeeder and treat our feathered friends to a tasty breakfast.