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Community Calendar

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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.

January 20

The American Legion Auxiliary Post 224 Cherry Lake invites the public to a pool tournament. The tournament will take place at 7 p.m. at the lodge, located at 4383 NE Cherry Lake Circle. There is an entry fee of $10. The first place winner will receive 50 percent of all entry fees, and second place will receive 30 percent of all entry fees. Twenty percent of the money made will go towards the Ladies Auxiliary. For more information or to sign up for the event, call Stewart Scott at (850) 443-8769.

January 22

The Madison County Extension Service will hold a series for first-time home buyers, beginning on Monday, Jan. 22 and continuing on Tuesday, Jan. 23. The series will conclude on Monday, Jan. 29 and Tuesday, Jan. 30. The sessions will begin at 6 p.m. each evening. For more information or to register, please call (850) 973-4138. The extension office is located at 184 College Loop, in Madison.

January 23

Pinetta Elementary School will host a Literacy Night on Tuesday. Jan. 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served. Parents and guardians of students from all grades are welcome. The evening will feature several workshops designed to assist parents in working with their youngsters at home. For more information, please call Pinetta Elementary School at (850) 973-5028.

January 24

The Tobacco Free Madison Partnership meeting will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Madison County Central School. For more information, contact Betsy Rykard at the Madison County Health Department at (850) 973-1500 ext. 1181.

January 25

St. Leo University will hold their grand opening on Thursday, Jan 25. The celebration will begin at 2 p.m. with light refreshments, followed by a ribbon cutting at 2:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. St. Leo is located at 126 SW Sumatra Ave, Ste. A, in Madison. For more information, call (850) 973-3356.

January 27

American Legion Auxiliary Post 224 Cherry Lake is hosting the Third annual Polar Bear Run on Saturday, Jan. 27 starting at 8:30 a.m. at the legion. After the run, join the auxiliary for chili tasting from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The registration fee for the run is $35. For more information or to register for the race, please call Stewart Scott at (850) 443-8769 or email The American Legion Auxiliary Post 224 Cherry Lake is located at 4383 NE Cherry Lake Circle.

January 29

The Madison Golf and Country Club will be hosting a wild game tournament on Saturday, Jan. 27. The entry fee is $40 for a four-man team and includes one mulligan and lunch. Lunch will include venison, turkey, quail and alligator. Tee-time is at 1 p.m. The Madison Golf and Country Club is located at 445 SW Country Club Rd., in Madison. For more information, call the Pro Shop at (850) 973-6701 or call Kayla Meador at (850) 464-6299.