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Community Calendar

If you would like to have anything added to the community calendar, please email Rick Patrick at rick@greenepublishing.com or give us a call at (850) 973-4141.

Second Monday of every month

Tobacco Free Florida offers “Quit Your Way” classes the second Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at the Madison County Memorial Hospital, located at 224 NW Crane Ave., in Madison. To register or for more information, call 1 (877) 848-6696.

First and second Friday of every month

The Monticello/Greenville Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 251 will sponsor fundraising cookouts on the first and second Fridays of each month to help raise funds for their annual Veteran’s Day Celebration in November. Cookouts are held from 11 a.m. until the food runs out, at Haffye Hays Park in Greenville, along Highway 90 East. The meal will be a selection of chicken, ribs, and fish.

Fourth Tuesday of every month

The Madison County Healthy Start conducts car seat classes on the fourth Tuesday of each month, at 3:30 p.m. These will take place at the Women’s Building in the Madison County Health Department at 218 SW Third Ave. Car seats are available to purchase for $20. On-site certified technicians will educate caregivers about proper car seat installation. For questions or additional information, contact Nita Mitchell, at (850) 973-5000 ext. 2151.

Every Thursday

The Madison Public Library holds their Preschool Story Time every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. through 11:30 a.m. Movies, crafts and games are sure to entertain and delight! The library is located at 387 College Loop, in Madison.

First Wednesday of every month

The Republican Club of Madison County holds their monthly meeting the first Wednesday of every month. It is held at Cucinella’s Brick Oven Pizzeria in “The Meeting Place.” Join them at 11:30 a.m. to order lunch, and the meeting will begin at 12 p.m.

Third Wednesday of every month

Representatives from Congressman Al Lawson’s office will be on hand to meet with Madison County residents on the third Wednesday of each month at the Madison County Courthouse Annex, located at 229 SW Pinckney St., in Madison.

Fourth Tuesday of every month

Shepherd’s Hands of the Suwannee Valley, Inc. holds a free health clinic the fourth Tuesday of every month at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, located at 140 NE Horry Ave., in Madison. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Certain eligibility requirements must be met. For more information, please call (850) 973-8338.

November 17

On Friday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. – until, the American Legion Auxil-iary will hold a yard sale. The yard sale will take place at 719 NE Cherry Lake Cir., in Madison.

November 18

On Saturday, Nov. 18, the American Legion Post in Cherry Lake will host the American Legion Community Thanks-giving Dinner. Dinner will be served from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. There is no charge and everyone is invited. The dinner will take place at 4383 NE Cherry Lake Cir., in Madison.

December 12

The Madison County High School (MCHS) and Madison County Central School (MCCS) Music Departments will hold their annual Christmas Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. Performing will be the MCHS band, color guard, jazz band, percussion ensemble and chorus. The MCCS band will also perform. The concert is free; however, a goodwill donation of $5 will be asked at the door. The concert will be held in the MCHS gymna-sium.

The Madison County Central School will be holding their Family Education Night for parents and guardians of students in fourth through fifth grade on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 5:30 p.m. through 6:30 p.m. The purpose of this event is to extend learning into the home by working on those skills that can be improved in the home in order to improve overall academic success. Mater-ials and childcare will be provided. For more information, please con-tact Beth Moore at (850) 973-5192.

December 14

The Madison Creative Arts Academy (MCAA) Music Department will hold its annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the MCAA gym. The concert and symphonic bands will be performing, along with the jazz ensemble, chamber ensemble, pops ensemble and drama class. Admission is free.