Community Calendar

If you have anything you’d like to add to the community calendar, please email Selina Iglesias at or give us a call at (850) 973-4141.


October 2
Lake Park of Madison invites everyone to their Fall Festival on Friday, October 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be plenty of activities for everyone. There will also be hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, drinks and popcorn to enjoy. Music will be provided by Big “W” Art and Entertainment. This event is free of charge and open to all ages. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Lake Park of Madison is located at 259 SW Captain Brown Road, Madison.

October 3
Gulf Coast Livestock Auction is having its last auction event on Saturday, October 3 beginning at 9 a.m. Gate admission is $5 per person, and reserved seats are $10 per person per day. For more information, call (931) 265-5613. The Gulf Coast Livestock Auction will be held at 3856 State Road, 53 South, Madison, Fl. 32340. October 3 Light Breaks Through is hosting a Women’s Encounter on Saturday, October 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5696 NE Colin Kelly Hwy in Madison, Fl. The cost is $25 per person. For more information, visit Light Breaks Through on Facebook. Light Breaks Through is located in Pinetta, Fl.

October 3
Hamburg Lovett Volunteer Fire Department is having a Peanut Boil on Saturday, October 3 at 5 p.m. There will be a cake auction, a chicken and rice dinner and of course, all the peanuts you can eat! For more information, call Pat Brooks at (850) 948-4353 or Rose Thigpen at (850) 948-2025. Hamburg Lovett VFD is located at 7286 NW Lovett Road, Greenville, Fl. October 3 Rocky Springs United Methodist Church is having its annual yard sale on Saturday, October 3 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be breakfast and lunch food available at the sale along with many treasures to take home. Rocky Springs United Methodist Church is located at 305 NW Rocky Springs Rd.

October 3
Rocky Springs United Methodist Church is having its annual yard sale on Saturday, October 7 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be breakfast and lunch food available at the sale along with many treasures to take home. Rocky Springs United Methodist Church is located at 305 NW Rocky Springs Rd.

October 3
The Brotherhood is hosting a Men and Women Golf Scramble on Saturday, October 3, at the Madison County Country Club located at 445 SW Country Club Rd., Madison. The cost is $25 per person and covers 18 holes, cart and a meal at the Club. Call (850) 973-8607 for more information.

October 4
First United Methodist Church of Madison will begin “New Chapter”, a new evening worship experience, on Sunday, October 4 in the fellowship hall at 6:08 p.m. The public is invited to attend. First United Methodist Church is located on 348 SW Rutledge Street in Madison.

October 5
CareerSource is hosting a job fair on Monday, October 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Taylor Technical Institute in Perry, Fl. For more information, call (850) 973-9685.

October 5
On Monday, October 5, the MCHS Volleyball team is hosting Breast Cancer Awareness Night beginning at 5 p.m. at MCHS. All are invited to attend. Breast Cancer Survivors are encouraged to attend to be recognized and remember those who lost their fight to breast cancer. For more information, call Coach Marcus Hawkins at (850) 973-5784 or email at Wear your pink!

October 8
The MCHS JV and Varsity Cheerleaders will be hosting a Cheer Camp for girls in Pre-K through 8 grade on Monday, October 5, Tuesday, October 6 and Thursday, October 8 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The cost is $30. If you participated in their Summer Camp, the cost is $20. A parent presentation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m. To register contact any MCHS Cheerleader or the Sponsor Ruth Ann Latner at the school at (850) 973-5061 ext. 5771 and leave a message, text/call her cell phone at (850) 464-0236 or email her at

October 9
CareerSource of North Florida is hosting a job fair on Friday, October 9 at RiverOak Technical College in Live Oak from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

October 10
The Madison Lions Club will be having their Annual Turkey Shoot on Saturday, October 10 and Saturday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the open field in front of Greene Publishing. Each round will have 12 targets for $3 per shot. All proceeds will go towards helping people in need in Madison.

October 11
Honey Lake Church of Greenville will be having special guest Mike Martin on Sunday, October 11 at 11:30 a.m. Martin is head coach for the Florida State University baseball team. He owes his success to the principles of Christian faith. Honey Lake Church is located on 1290 Honey Lake Road, Greenville, Fl. For more information, visit or call (850) 948-9911.

October 11
Lee Worship Center is celebrating Pastor Appreciation Day and Bishop Richard Sauls’ birthday on Sunday, October 11 beginning at 10:45 a.m. There will be food served after service. Lee Worship Center is  located at 471 SE Magnolia Drive in Lee. For more information, contact Pastor Sauls at (919) 745-0225.

October 13
The annual meeting of the Middle Florida Baptist Association will be held on October 13, 2015, beginning at 3 p.m. and lasting until 8 p.m, at Mayo Baptist Church. The doctrinal message will be brought by Pastor Robert Bradow. The missionary message will be brought by Pastor David During. Dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m., between the afternoon and evening sessions. MBC is located at 916 N Fletcher Ave, Mayo, Fl.

October 13
Big Bend Hospice and Alzheimer’s Project, Inc. presents Clergy and Congregational Leaders Retreat on Tuesday, October 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in the Sanders Hall. This event is free and open to the public. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church is located at 1700 North Meridian in Madison. For more information and registration, call (850) 671-6029 or email

October 14
Students of Madison County will be hosting Fields of Faith on Wednesday, October 14 starting at 7 p.m. at Boot Hill Stadium. For more information about this event, contact Steve McHargue at (850) 464-0325 or

October 16
On Friday, October 16, the Junior Auxiliary will be hosting Crowns for a Cure, a 5k night run/walk at North Florida Community College. Registration starts at 6 p.m. and the race starts at 7:30 p.m. Registration forms are available at Madison Dental, NFCC Gym and Busy Bee. The race entry fee is $20 and the day of the event cost is $25. All proceeds will go to local breast cancer screening. Pre-register by October 1 to receive a free t-shirt.

October 16
The Great Pumpkin Patch, hosted by the Madison Church of God, will be coming to Madison on Friday, October 16 through Sunday, November 1. The pumpkin patch will operate from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. There will be pumpkins of many different sizes ranging from 50 cents to $3 and up for bulk pumpkins. The pumpkin patch will also be open for field trips on October 16 on Fridays until November 1 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information on the pumpkin patch and activates, please call the church at (850) 973-3339, Pastor Jason Justus at (706) 346-9918 or the Great Pumpkin Patch coordinator Janet Diamond at (229) 561-4469 to set up a scheduled time for your school or day care center to come visit the Great Pumpkin Patch.

October 17
Hickory Grove United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Hickory Grove Founder’s Day on Saturday, October 17 from 7:30 a.m. until the afternoon. The Circuit Rider Minister will speak at 2 p.m. Hickory Grove United Methodist Church is located on 1218 Northeast Hickory Grove Road in Pinetta, Fl. To find out more, call (850) 971-5559.

October 19
The 2015 Chamber of Commerce Banquet & Silent Auction will be held on Monday, Nov. 2, at 6:15 p.m. with a celebratory get-together at Divine Events Restaurant, 439 NE Delphinium in Madison. RSVP is requested by Oct. 19 to attend this year’s Banquet. Chamber members $25 per person; corporate tables of 6 for $150. Non-Members: $30 per person; tables of 6, $180. Advanced payment is required: Checks should be made out to Madison County Chamber of Commerce, 316 SW Pinckney Street, Madison, 32340.Call (850) 973-2788 to RSVP or for more information.

October 20
The first annual Busy Bee Fall Festival will be held Tuesday, October 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 6458 N. US HWY 129 in Live Oak, Fl. Everyone is invited to attend.

October 22
There will be a Manufacturing Expo hosted by CareerSource of North Florida at North Florida Community College in Madison on Thursday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

October 23-25
Jellystone Park Jam, one of gospel music’s largest events, is set to take place on Friday-Sunday, Oct. 23-25, 2015 at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Madison, Florida. Over a dozen of gospel music’s finest talent is scheduled to appear throughout the weekend including Stephen Jones Band, Logan Smith, LifeSong, Reflectsons, Mended Heart Quartet, Psalm 101, Celebration Singers, Perfect Grace, Simple Faith Qt., Groves Family, Sounds of Joy and many more! For schedule of appearances, lodging discounts and more, visit or call (850) 464-0114 or (850) 973-8269.

October 24

The 2015 Jazz Arts & Blues Festival is coming to Live Oak’s historic downtown on Saturday, October 24. More than 25 artists from around the north Florida and South Georgia area will gather to play in the annual celebration from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information and full event schedule, visit

October 24-25

New Leaf Market Co-Op is hosting its eighth annual Farm Tour from Saturday, October 24 to Sunday, October 25. 27 local farmers are opening their doors and inviting the public to experience life on the farm. Several farms from Madison, Greenville and Monticello will be featured in the tour. For a full schedule or more information about this event, visit

October 25
Madison First Baptist is having Family Night on Sunday, October 25 at 5 p.m. Bring your favorite covered dish and enjoy family and fellowship! Call (850) 973-2547 to find out more. Madison First Baptist Church is located at 134 S. W. Meeting Street, Madison, Fl.

October 27
The annual Legislative Delegation Meeting will be held at the Madison County Courthouse Annex on Tuesday, October 27 at 6 p.m. All residents and elected officials are invited to attend. For more information, call the District Office in Tallahassee at (850) 487-5003.

October 29
The Senior Citizens Council of Madison County, Inc. is hosting a group tour of The Holy Land Experience in Orlando on Thursday, October 29. Transportation will be provided round trip from the Senior Center in Madison by Ford’s Travel Service in Live Oak. Group rates are $35 per person. Final payments are due by Friday, September 18. For more information, contact Peggy Minter at the Senior Center at (850) 973-4241.

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