Community Calendar

If you would like to have anything added to the community calendar, please email Rick Patrick at 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.

April 1

The Cherry Lake First Baptist Church Brotherhood will be having a Ride Rally at the church. The fun will begin at 10 a.m. when everyone will be able to share stories about their cars, trucks, bikes, trikes, dune-buggies, or whatever else anyone has. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served at no charge. The church is located at 1308 NW County Rd. 150, in Madison.

April 3

Dr. John W. Hodge, president and co-founder of the Urban Learning and Leadership Center, will be speaking at Madison County Central School (MCCS) on Monday, April 3, at 6 p.m. The lecture will take place in the MCCS gymnasium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

April 5

On Wednesday, April 5, the 55 Plus Club will hold their monthly luncheon meeting at the United Methodist Cooperative Ministries Center, about five miles north of Madison on Hwy. 145 (Colin Kelly Hwy.). The luncheon will begin at 12 p.m. The speaker will be Ruth Moore, Director of Community Relations at the Madison Youth Ranch. The luncheon is free and open to all Madison County residents who are 55 years of age and older.

April 8

On Saturday, April 8, the Cherry Lake United Methodist Church will hold their Spring Fling for children pre-school through middle school age, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.. There will be an egg hunt, games, and prizes. The church is located at 260 NW Settlement Rd., in Cherry Lake.

May 2

On Tuesday, May 2, the United Methodist Church Youth Ranch will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for two new buildings at the ranch. The groundbreaking will take place at 10:30 a.m. There will also be a dedication ceremony for the new pool at 1:30 p.m.

May 19

On Friday, May 19, the Madison County Senior Citizen's Center will be holding a health fair. The health fair will begin at 10 a.m. and will continue until 11 a.m. The Senior Citizen's Center is located at 1116 SW Harvey Greene Dr., in Madison. For more information, please call (850) 973-4241.

September 14-17

Jellystone Park Jam, one of gospel music’s largest events, is set to take place from Thursday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 17, at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Madison. Morning chapel services will be held on Friday and Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Robbie Harrington and on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m., with David & Rusty. Admission to all concerts is free! Evening concerts are held indoors in a temperature controlled building. Matinee concerts will be held on the outdoor stage. Seating is provided. For the schedule of appearances, lodging discounts and more, visit or call (850) 464-0114 or (229) 977-059.