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.

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 Pantry100 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.


Pond Management Clinic

April 14 — 5 p.m.

Purdue Extension-Jefferson County is hosting a pond management workshop with guest speaker Dave Osborne to answer local land owners questions about fish management, pond weed management and other general pond related questions. The event is free but we ask you RSVP to our office at 812-265 8919.

Conservation Camp

4-H SPARK Club

May 15 & 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Put on your hiking boots and get out your magnifying lenses we are going into nature! Youth grades 3-8 are invited to join us for a two session day camp where we will explore topics such as pollinators, natural resource careers, entomology and more. If you’re brave enough you will even get the chance to sample a common insect protein source, meal worms! There is no cost to join and the program is open to all youth. You do not have to be a 4-H member to join. Social distancing and face masks will be required. Call 812-265-8919 to sign up.

Chef University

4-H SPARK Club

Thursdays starting April 15-4-6 p.m.

Youth grades 3-5 are invited to learn an important life skill, Cooking! Participants will cook their own healthy recipe each session to take home and will be provided with an afterschool snack. Enrollment cost of $5 for current 4-H members and $20 for non 4-H members to help cover cost of ingredients covers all four sessions. Social distancing and face masks will be required. Call 812-265-8919 to sign up.


Backyard Bird Watching

Saturday, April 10 — 10 a.m.

A free 30-minute program at the Nature Center to help put out some birdseed in the wildlife observation area, and then see what comes to the feeders. We’ll help you identify what you see, and share tips and tricks with you for creating your own backyard bird watching habitat at home.

Waterfall Hike

Saturday, April 10 — 2 p.m.

Meet at Clifty Shelter for a two-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.

Buzzin’ Bees

Sunday, April 11 — 10 a.m.

A free 30-minute program to discover some of the park’s native bees and what you can do to help them. Then make a fun buzzin’ bee craft with the naturalist at the Nature Center.

Bluebird Walk

Sunday, April 11 — 3 p.m.

Join the naturalist at Clifty Shelter for an easy 45-minute walk to check our bluebird boxes for nests, eggs, and babies.

Waterfalls & Wildflower Hike

Saturday, April 17

Meet at Clifty Shelter for a a 60-minute moderately rugged hike through one of the most scenic sections of Clifty Canyon. Discover the variety of beautiful spring wildflowers that are blooming, and have a chance to see five waterfalls along the way.

Wildflower Hike

Sunday, April 18 — 10 a.m.

Meet at the Poplar Grove Shelter for a rugged 90-minute hike to search for spring wildflowers of all colors.

Garlic Mustard Pull

Saturday, April 24 — 10:30 a.m.

Volunteer to help remove a pesky invasive plant, garlic mustard, from the park. Discover how to identify this invasive species and find out how it’s hurting the ecosystem, and then pull as many plants as possible until noon. Please work gloves and meet at the Nature Center.

Volunteer Call-Out!

Saturday, April 24 — 10-11 a.m.

Meet at the Nature Center at 10 a.m. to discover how easy it is to become a state park volunteer! Find out what volunteer opportunities are available such as critter care, invasive species removal or helping with the pollinator garden. Volunteer applications and snacks/water will be available available.