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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.

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.

Every Tuesday

The Lee Community Volunteer Fire Department holds their meetings every Tuesday at 7 p.m. The meetings are open to the public and anyone else who would like to become a member of the department. The meetings are held at the volunteer fire department, located at 317 NE County Road 255, in Lee.

First and Third Mondays

Lee Library is hosting Senior Game Day, every first and third Monday, beginning at 2 p.m. The Senior Game Day will include board games, bingo, checkers, card games and more. Come have fun and make new friends. You can call Lee Library at (850) 971-5665 to sign up. Lee Library is located at 7783 US Hwy. 90, in Lee, next to Lee Elementary School.

Second and fourth Monday of every month

Consolidated Christian Ministries holds their food distribution the second and fourth Monday of every month from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. To receive the food, one must be a resident of Madison County and meet certain guidelines. Applications are taken every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Consolidated Christian Ministries is located at 799C SW Pinckney St., in Madison.

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 Friday 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 US Hwy. 90 East. The meal will be a selection of chicken, ribs, and fish.

Second and fourth Friday of every month

Mad Talkers Toastmasters Club meets every second and fourth Friday of the month from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Cucinella’s Brick Oven Pizzeria in “The Meeting Place.” The meeting is open to everyone interested in developing their public speaking and leadership skills.

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 Wednesday

The Greenville Knitting Club meets each Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Greenville Public Library, located at 1325 SW Main St., in Greenville. All ages are welcome. For more information, contact Stewart MacIver at (850) 371-0042.

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 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 on 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.

March 24

The Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church will hold a Women in History Month celebration on Sunday, March 24, at 11 a.m. Rev. Ralph Campbell is the pastor of the church. The church is located at 407 NE Third St., in Madison.

March 24

Revival begins at Ochlawilla Baptist Church beginning on Sunday, March 24, and continuing until Wednesday, March 27. Sunday service times are 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. All weeknight services begin at 7 p.m. The guest speaker for the week is Rev. Stanley Luke, from Sardis Missionary Baptist Church, in Lake Park, Ga. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. Ochlawilla Baptist Church is located at 1315 Ochlawilla Rd., in Quitman.

March 28

The Vision 2030 Community Forum will take place on Thursday, March 28, at 6 p.m. The event will be at the Madison Church of God, located at 771 NE Colin Kelly Hwy., in Madison. For more questions about the forum, contact the Madison County Chamber of Commerce at (850) 973-2788.

March 31

The Clerk of Court's office is looking to make some good things happen in Madison County and start to fill the county with hope. Beginning Friday, March 1, and continuing through Sunday, March 31, they will be accepting donated school supplies to distribute to the county schools. All donations can be dropped off at the Madison County Courthouse, located at 125 SW Range Ave., in Madison.

April 6

Presented by the Main Street Playhouse, the first-ever Down Home Days Pageant will take place on Saturday, April 6, with pageant times at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Who will be crowned the first Glamma Down Home Days, Ms. Down Home Days, Miss Down Home Days and Teen Miss Down Home Days? For more information or to receive an application, email

April 6

The Harlem Nights Adult Prom will be held at the Madison Recreation Center on Saturday, April 6, beginning at 7 p.m. The event will feature great dancing, music by DJ Easy and Taylor Express Band, a photo booth, drinks and two lucky people will be crowned prom king and queen during the event. Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased by contacting Latasha's Boutique at (850) 973-3319.

April 26, 27

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 38th annual Down Home Days festival and parade. Festivities will begin on Friday, April 26, and continue with the "Celebrating Our History" parade on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 10 a.m. Festival vendors will be open for business beginning at 9 a.m. before the parade. For parade applications and more details, contact the Chamber at (850) 973-2788.

May 11

The 20th of May Beauty Pageant, "Colours of Freedom," will be held on Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m. at the Madison County Recreation Center.

May 16

20th of May festivities will be held on Thursday, May 16, at the Madison County Recreation Center. Fish dinners will be sold from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. and a Memorial Program will begin at 6 p.m., and last until 8 p.m.

May 17

20th of May Dance Workshop registration with Dancing Doll Kenjanae, from Lifetime's hit reality show, "Bring It," will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Madison Recreation Center. Registration is $40.

May 18

A dance workshop with Dancing Doll Kenjanae will be held at the Madison Recreation Center from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Participants must wear a white shirt and black leggings.

May 18

The 20th of May Parade/Jubilee Celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. and will be held at 293 SW Arnold Street, in Madison.

May 19

The 20th of May Dance Showcase/Competition with Dancing Doll Kenjanae will be held at Madison County Central School. The doors open at 12 p.m. and the show begins at 1 p.m.

May 19

A 20th of May Emancipation Proclamation ceremony will be held at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church at 11 a.m.

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