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.

Last Tuesday of every month

The Madison County Healthy Start will be conducting car seat classes on the fourth Tuesday of each month, at 3:30 p.m. This will take place at the Women’s Building in the Madison County Health Department on Martin Luther King Dr. Car seats will be 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 will be holding their Preschool Story Time 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.

Every Tuesday and Thursday

The Senior Citizens Center, located at 1161 SW Harvey Greene Dr., in Madison hosts a bible study that is held every Tuesday and Thursday, from 10:30 a.m.  to 11:30 a.m.

First Wednesday of every month

The Republican Club of Madison County will be holding their monthly meeting the first Wednesday of every month. It will be 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.

January 20

Bob Milne, a local favorite, will return to North Florida Community College to perform a ragtime and boogie woogie concert through the college's 2016-2017 Artist Series. Milne provides endless enthusiasm through an enchanting ease of playing and engages his audience through stories about ragtime and boogie woogie music. Easily one of the best pianists of his genre, Milne has been designated a “national treasure” by the Library of Congress.  Call NFCC at (850) 973-1653 for ticket information.

LifeSong, along with Sunday Drive will be performing on Friday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m., at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park, located at 1051 SW Old St. Augustine Rd., in Madison. The concert is free, a love offering will be taken. For more information, call (850) 464-0114.

January 21

The Madison County Training School Class of 1967 is hosting a 50th Class Reunion Planning Meeting on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 12 p.m. at the home of Augustus and LaGrande Aikens. Classmates, please make plans to attend. Your presence and ideas are needed!

January 23

Baseball and softball tryouts for the Madison County Central School (MCCS) will be held on Monday, Jan. 23, at 3:45 p.m. at the Madison County Recreation Complex. The recreational complex is located at 753 SW Anastasia Way, just off Hwy 90, next to Madison County High School. Potential players must have an up-to-date EL2 and EL3 form before they can step onto the field. Forms can be found at   www.fhsaa.org/fo-rms/general-forms/general-eligibility/el2 and  http://www.fhsaa.org/for-ms/general-forms/general-eligibility/el3, or at the MCCS web site at  http://mccs.madison.k12-.fl.us/.

January 24

There will be a free health clinic at St. Mary's Episcopal Church on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. To participate, patients must have no health insurance and have an income of less than 200 percent of the 2017 poverty level. St. Mary's Episcopal Church is located at 140 NE Horry Ave., in Madison. For more information, please call (850) 973-8338.

January 28

Local actors will be taking to the North Florida Community College stage during the Saturday, Jan. 28 live performance of  Shrek: The Musical Jr. The production will be a special family-friendly presentation of the popular green ogre and his companions throughout the fairy tale world.  Call NFCC at (850) 973-1653 for ticket information.

February 3

Step into Russia during the Friday, Feb. 3 performance of the Russian String Orchestra at North Florida Community College as part of the college's 2016-2017 Artist Series. The orchestra features some of the finest young string players in Russia. Enjoy warm and high-energy compositions that will stay with the audience long after the last note is played. Call NFCC at (850) 973-1653 for ticket information.

February 18

The Pine Tree Quilters Annual Brunch and Quilt Show is a delightful mix of quilts and crafts for sale during a brunch on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. until noon at the United Methodist Cooperative Community Center, located on Colin Kelly Highway at Dill Street, between Madison and Pinetta. All donations support their work to provide quilts for those in need.