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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.

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.

September 22

On Friday, Sept. 22 there will be a fundraiser for Brandon Bailey, the son of Pastor Jeff and Janet Bailey. Brandon was injured in a motorcycle accident recently, resulting in the loss of one of his legs. BBQ chicken dinners will be served from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the gazebo in Four Freedoms Park, in Madison. Dinners will include BBQ chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, dessert, bread and water. A donation of $6 or more per plate is requested.

September 23

On Saturday, Sept. 23, the Madison County Public Library will host a presentation on the history of the Madison County Courthouse presented by former Madison County Clerk of Court Tim Sanders. The presentation will take place from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The library is located at 378 NW College Loop, in Madison.

September 24

Pineland Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrating Family and Friend's Day, Sunday, Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Bishop Alfred Jackson and the congregation of Fishers of Men World Harvest Church from Brunswick, Ga. Rev. Dr. Charlie Barfield is the Pastor of Pineland Missionary Baptist Church. The church is located at 205 SE Old County Camp Rd., in Madison.

September 29

On Friday, Sept. 29, the Madison Lions Club will be selling BBQ chicken dinners on the Madison County Courthouse lawn. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help with the Lions Club's community service projects. Tickets are $6 in advance and $7 the day of the event, and are available from any Lions Club member. The dinners will consist of BBQ chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, a brownie and a bottle of water.

October 28

The Madison County FAMU Alumni Chapter will hold their first Scholarship Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the North Florida Community College (NFCC) Student Center. The featured speaker will be Rep. Ramon Alexander, Florida House Dist. 8 Representative. Admission is $20. For more information, contact Cheryl Clemons at (850) 948-2071, Emily Dickey at (850) 948-2806, or Travis Jones at (850) 556-2160.

December 29-31

The Madison High School Class of 1973 is planning a Birthday Bash/Class Reunion. The event will be held Friday, Dec. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 31. All members of the class are welcomed to enjoy fun and fellowship. For further details please contact: Sharon Postell at (772) 834-5223, Laverne Stephens at (850) 510-2167, or Bernice Robinson at (850) 544-8685, or email