FOOD & CLOTHING GIVEAWAYS

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

BLOOD DRIVES

American Red Cross

Blood donation opportunities

Madison Presbyterian Church

202 Broadway Street Madison

Thursday, Oct. 7 — noon to 5 p.m.

The Red Cross urges healthy individuals, especially those with Type O blood, to give blood to ensure hospitals can meet patient needs. Schedule a donation appointment for blood or platlets by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

CLIFTY FALLS STATE PARK

Railroad Hike

Saturday, Oct. 9 — 10 a.m.

Hike Brough’s Folly in its entirety during a guided history hike. Meet at Nature Center. For experienced hikers. Dress appropriately for the weather, and wear good hiking boots, as hike is very rugged. This hike is roughly two hours in length. Suitable for children 8 years and older. Bring drinking water, a flashlight and be prepared to get your feet wet as we will be going through the tunnel.

Create Your Own Fall Color Tree

Saturday, Oct. 9 — 2pm

Come to the Nature Center to fingerpaint your very own tree in your favorite fall colors during this 30-minute activity.

Nighttime Amphibian Search

Saturday, Oct. 9 — 7:30 p.m.

Meet in the pool parking lot for an hour-long moderate hike, in search of frogs and salamanders. Bring a flashlight and be prepared to get your feet wet.

Waterfall Hike

Sunday, Oct. 10 — 10 a.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.

Tunnel Tour

Sunday, Oct. 10 — 2 p.m.

Join the naturalist on a guided hike through Brough’s tunnel. Discover the unique history and wildlife that lives there. Meet at Oak Grove Shelter for a rugged 45-minute hike. Bring a flashlight and be prepared to get your feet wet.

Monday, October 11

Tissue Paper Suncatchers

Monday, Oct. 11 — 11 a.m.

Create your own colorful suncatcher using tissue paper during a 30- minute activity at the Nature Center.

Friends Group Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 14 — 6-7 p.m.

Clifty Park Friends Group will meet at Clifty Shelter. Find out how you can become more involved in volunteering to better the park for current and future generations. Meet new people, while having the opportunity to learn and grow.

Women’s Hiking Group

Saturday, Oct. 16 — 10 a.m.

Meet-up with other ladies for a monthly group hike where you can get outdoors and meet like-minded women. The two-hour hike is moderately rugged and meets at the Trail 8 Trailhead near the North entrance.

Mushrooms of Indiana

Saturday, Oct. 16 — 1-3 p.m.

Explore the world of fungi during a two-hour program presented by the Hoosier Mushroom Society that begins in the Clifty Room at Clifty Inn. Event is free but registration is required. The program begins with an hour-long inside presentation followed by an optional, easy hour-long walk to look for mushrooms. Space is limited, so register at: https://cliftyfallsmushrooms.eventbrite.com.

Waterfall Hike

Sunday, Oct. 17 — 10 a.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.

Tunnel Tour

Sunday, Oct. 17 — 2 p.m.

Join the naturalist on a guided hike through Brough’s tunnel. Discover the unique history and wildlife that lives there. Meet at Oak Grove Shelter for a rugged 45-minute hike. Bring a flashlight and be prepared to get your feet wet.

Acorn Squirrel Craft

Monday, Oct. 18 — 10 a.m.

Stop by Nature Center to make your own squirrel to take home with you using acorns and pipe cleaners. A 30-minute activity.