COMMUNITY CALENDAR

FOOD & CLOTHING GIVEAWAYS

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 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.

RELIGIOUS EVENTS

Hanover Baptist Church

151 W. Main St., Hanover

Good Friday Service

Friday, April 2 — 6 p.m.

Easter Services

Sunday, April 4

7 a.m. — Sunrise service & breakfast

8 a.m. — Worship Service

9:15 a.m. — Sunday School

10 a.m. — Worship Service

For more details visit: hanoverbaptist.com or call 812-866-3073

BLOOD DRIVES

American Red Cross

Ivy Tech Community College

590 Ivy Tech Drive Madison

Tuesday, March 30 — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Moose Lodge 765

1340 Michigan Road Madison

Thursday, April 1 — Noon to 5 p.m.

City of Campbellsburg

8191 Main St. Campbellsburg, KY

Monday, April 5 — 2 p.m. to 6 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 Adult Programs

Jefferson County Public Library

Online Drawing & Painting Class

March 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.”

CLIFTY FALLS STATE PARK

Waterfall Hike

Sunday, April 4 — 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.

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.