North Madison Christian Church

at 1400 East State Road 62

Saturday, Dec. 18 — 8-10 a.m.

The monthly food giveaway at the North Madison Christian Church food pantry. Face masks required.

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., will distribute clothing for those in need on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information call 812-866-4843.


Living Nativity

Saturday, Dec. 11 — 5-7 p.m.

The Shawe Theatre Department will be staging a Live Nativity on the front lawn of Pope John Elementary with student actors, live animals, caroling and Christmas treats. Visitors can drive by or park and visit the manger scene.

Christmas Play

Bedford Christian Church

Dec. 21-22 — 7 p.m.

Bedford Christian Church will stage two performances of “Never Too Old for Christmas,” directed by Kim Temple, on consecutive nights at the church in Bedford, Kentucky. There is no charge but cash donations will be accepted to benefit the local food pantry.

Movie Night

Hanover Baptist Church

151 West Main Street, Hanover

Sunday, Dec. 12 — 6 p.m.

Hanover Baptist will screen “Show Me The Father” by the Kendrick Brothers. For more information, visit or call 812-866-3073.

Festival of Trees

General Butler State Resort Park

Through Dec. 31

Visit the General Butler State Resort Park Lodge mezzanine to view and vote on your favorite holiday tree decorated by local civic groups, businesses and industries.


Local Red Cross blood donation

Opportunities in December

With Christmas 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:

Friday, Dec. 10 — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Trimble County High School

1029 Highway 421 North, Bedford Kentucky

Tuesday, Dec. 14 — 1-6 p.m.

English Christian Church

2076 Highway 227, Carrollton, Kentucky

Thursday, Dec. 16 — 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jefferson County Public Library

420 West Main Street, Madison, Indiana


Friends Group Meeting

Thursday, Dec. 9 — 6-7 p.m.

Meet at Clifty Inn to join the Clifty Park friends group and find out how to become more involved in volunteering to better the park for current and future generations while meeting new people, while having the opportunity to learn and grow!

Create a Christmas Ornament

Saturday, Dec. 11 — 11 a.m.

Visit the Nature Center between 11 a.m. and noon to make fun ornaments to hang on your tree at home.

Women’s Hiking Group

Saturday, Dec. 11 — 3 p.m.

Meet at the Poplar Grove Shelter to join up for the monthly women’s group hike and enjoy the outdoors and meet like-minded women for an hour-long, rugged hike is rugged.

Woodpecker Walk

Saturday, Dec. 18 — 10 a.m.

There are seven species of woodpeckers that call Clifty Falls State Park home so bring binoculars and meet the naturalist at Clifty Shelter for a 45-minute ADA accessible walk to search for them. (Note: Restroom at Clifty Shelter is closed for the winter, so plan ahead).

Trail Clean-up

Saturday, Dec. 18 — 3 p.m.

Meet at Clifty Shelter to help pick up trash along Trail 7, Clifty Shelter and the parking lot during a one hour clean-up. Trash bags and gloves will be provided and admission is free. (Note: Restroom at Clifty Shelter is closed for the winter, so plan ahead).

Nature Center

(Closed for the Christmas Holiday)

Friday-Saturday Dec. 24-25