Looking Ahead - August 14, 2017
Madison Ribberfest: Will be held Aug. 18 and 19 on Madison’s Riverfront. Advanced wristbands are available for $30 until Aug. 16. They can be purchased at German American and MainSource banks, Kroger, CVS in Madison and at the Madison Visitors Center. The annual barbeque and blues festival will feature the Backyard BBQ Blast, KCBS competition, Kidz-Q, 5K Ribberrun and Rides, zipline, cruise, pigmania, pig toss and piglet pen. Friday’s headliner is Delbert McClinton and Saturday’s headliner is Los Lobos. For more information, and a complete lineup, visit www.madisonribberfest.com. Swiss Wine Festival: The 46th annual Swiss Wine Festival, set for Aug. 24-27, will feature the music of the Charlie Daniels Band on Friday and Sounds of Summer, a Beach Boys Tribute band on Saturday. Both shows are free with festival admission. The event offers riverboat cruises on the scenic Ohio River, a wine tasting pavilion featuring Indiana wineries, a beer garden, parade, fireworks, amusements rides and food. New this year is a craft beer and spirits area. For more information, visit www.swisswinefestival.org. Summer Festival: Prince of Peace will hold its annual festival from Aug. 25 to Aug. 26. Friday night will feature a fish fry from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with live music from The Rumors from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Tickets to the fish fry are $10 for adults and $7 for children. Saturday will include a fried chicken dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. along with music from Yours for the Taking from 9 p.m. to midnight. Tickets for the chicken dinner are $10 for adults, and $7 for children. The event also includes midway rides, games, raffles and a beer tent. For more information, or to purchase tickets for the cash giveaway, call (812) 273-5835, ext. 246.
Jefferson County Health Department Board: Will not meet. For more information, call (812) 273-1942. P.A.C.E.: The Preservation and Community Enhancement program board will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Madison City Hall. Jefferson County Republican Women: Will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Harry’s Stone Grill, 621 Clifty Drive. The guest speaker will be Chris Garten of Scott County, a candidate for State Senate District 45. Plans will finalized for the upcoming ice cream social. PFLAG: The local chapter, which is affiliated with the national organization, will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Clearinghouse of Jefferson County, 100 E. Second St. The group aims to advocate for LGBTQ people and educate all.
Hanover Town Council: Will meet at 6:15 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday each month at the Hanover Community Center, 200 Spruce Lane. Chess Club: Will meet on the third Tuesday of the month from 6 to 9 p.m. at the former Eggleston Elementary School, 419 East St. All ages and skill levels are welcome, but parents must stay with children. Boards and pieces will be provided, but guests are welcome to bring their own. No timers. For more information, email email@example.com or call (812) 599-1001.
Rabbi Rapport: Historic Madison Inc. will host Rabbi Rapport of Louisville, Ky. for a program at 1 p.m. at the Jefferson County Historical Society focusing on the Jewish Settlement in Madison. An option tour of the Seifert Short Folk Art and Doll Museum, formerly the Synagogue Building will follow the presentation at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call (812) 265-2967. Tai Chi: Learn the art of Tai Chi from instructor Debbie Elles from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch. It is a moving meditation that is a way to reduce stress and balance the body. Tai Chi is a low impact workout for all ages and fitness levels. The class meets in the auditorium. No registration needed. For more information, call (812) 265-2744. Trimble County Board of Education: Will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the board office.
Moving for Better Health: The free strength and balance exercise class will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Lide White Memorial Boys & Girls Club/Family & Community Center. For more information, call (812) 273-1072. T.O.P.S.: Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet at noon on Thursdays at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Cragmont St. Weigh-in starts at 4:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 5 p.m. Southeastern Indiana Solid Waste District Board of Directors: Will meet at 6 p.m. in the Ripley County Annex Building in Versailles. All meetings are open to the public.
Senior Dance: The Madison Parks Department will not host a dance because of Ribberfest. For more information, call (812) 265-4758. Freethinkers Book Club: Meets on the third Friday of the month at 6 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore. For more information, call (812) 839-6535. Clean Up Day: Help Vevay get ready for the Swiss Wine Festival with a town clean up from 6 to 9 p.m. with a potluck grill at Opera House Park following the event. Hot dogs will be provided and volunteers are asked to bring a dish to share.
Pancake Breakfast: Hanover Masonic Lodge 652 will host a public pancake breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the lodge. A goodwill offering will be collected. Food Giveaway: North Madison Christian Church, 1400 E. State Road 62, will host a free food giveaway from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Individuals should arrive early to receive a pass. For more information, call (812) 273-1601. Backyard Concert Series: Friends of General Butler State Resort Park will continue its annual summer concert series at 7 p.m. at the Butler-Turnpin House with The Tymes. Golf carts will shuttle concert-goers from the parking lots up the hill to the backyard concert stage. The house is located at the 11th Street entrance to the park. Seating is provided, but everyone is encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs with their picnic baskets. A cash bar is available. For more information, call (502) 732-4384.
Ritchie Family Reunion: Will be held at Neavill’s Grove, with a pitch-in lunch at noon. All family and friends are invited to attend.
Moving for Better Health: The free strength and balance exercise class will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays at the Brown Gym. For more information, call (812) 273-1072. Board of Public Works: Will meet at 11:30 a.m. in Madison City Hall. Zoning Board: Will meet at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at the Madison City Hall. Ohio Valley Indivisible: Will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Freethinkers of Madison: Will meet on the first and third Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. For more information, call (812) 839-6535.
City Council: Will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Madison City Hall.
Regional Business Expo: Will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Scottsburg High School, 500 Gardner St., Scottsburg. For more information, or to sign up, visit www.regionalbusinessexpo.com. Tai Chi: Learn the art of Tai Chi from instructor Debbie Elles from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch. It is a moving meditation that is a way to reduce stress and balance the body. Tai Chi is a low impact workout for all ages and fitness levels. The class meets in the auditorium. No registration needed. For more information, call (812) 265-2744.
Moving for Better Health: The free strength and balance exercise class will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Lide White Memorial Boys & Girls Club/Family & Community Center. For more information, call (812) 273-1072. T.O.P.S.: Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet at noon on Thursdays at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Cragmont St. Weigh-in starts at 4:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 5 p.m. Jefferson County Commission: Will meet at 5:30 p.m. in Room 103 of the Jefferson County Courthouse.
Senior Dance: The Madison Parks Department will host a dance featuring the music of Paul Smith at 6 p.m. at the Brown Gym. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, call (812) 265-4758. Poetry Nights: Village Lights Bookstore will host an open sign-up, open mic event from 7 to 8:30 p.m. as part of Fourth Friday. Everyone is invited to participate. Read original work or that of a favorite poet. The emcee will be Jill Kelly Koren. The event will feature special guests Joyce Brinkman and Kay Stokes, who will read from “Mapping the Muse - A Bicentennial Look at Indiana Poetry.” Brinkman served as Indiana’s first poet laureate from 2002 to 2008. Stokes is an association professor of English and director of the Gladish Center for Teaching and Learning at Hanover College.
Historic Eleutherian College Public Tours: Will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month. Donations are encouraged. End of Month Meal: Will be served from 11 a.m. to noon at the Salvation Army. The meal will be prepared and served by North United Methodist Church. For delivery, call (812) 265-2157 after 9 a.m. on Aug. 26. Fish Fry: Dupont Lancaster Township Fire Department will host a fish fry from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Dupont Firehouse, 10641 Reynolds Road, Dupont.