Community Calendar

January 10

The Madison Garden Club will be holding their 2nd Annual Camellia Show at the Woman’s Club Building, located at 420 Lakeshore Drive. Camellia entries will be accepted from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The event is open to the public from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a floral demonstration by Mina Bloodworth at 1:30 p.m.

January 10

A chicken and rice fundraiser dinner will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., on the courthouse lawn. The fundraiser will go towards Parker Madison’s cancer treatments, surgery and aftercare. Parker is Lake Park of Madison’s Therapy Pet. The dinner will include chicken and rice, green beans, dessert, roll and drink, all for $6.

January 10

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is offering an Intermediate Pistol Course for citizens from 2 p.m. until approximately 8:30 p.m. This six and a half hour course is designed to build a winning foundation for basic concealed carry weapon courses. The cost for this class is $45 per person and students are required to provide the ammunition they would like to use during the practical exercises. A large portion of these course fees will support youth adventure camps sponsored by the sheriff’s office as well as other free courses for the community. If you would like to register for this class or if you have any questions, please contact Captain Mark W. Joost at (850) 519-0947.

January 11

Genesis Missionary Baptist Church will have their 6th Annual Church Anniversary. The church and Rev. Oliver Bradley will welcome speaker Rev. George Williams and the Mt. Olive M.B. Church family from Perry at the church, located at 2069 NE Colin Kelly Hwy. in Madison. Dinner will be served and everyone is invited.

January 14

The 55 Plus Club will have their noon luncheon and meeting with guest speaker Madison Fire Chief Bruce Jordan. The 55 Plus Club welcomes Madison residents 55 years old and older, of any race or faith. There are no fees of any kind and no reservations are needed. The club meets at the United Methodist Community Center on Hwy. 145, about five miles north of Madison.

January 15

The Branford Camera Club will hold its first meeting of the year, at 7 p.m., to be held at Hatch Park Community Center located at 403 Southeast Craven Street, Branford, Fl. Professional photographer Tammy Johns will speak on being a professional photographer and responsibilities of the profession. For those of you that would like to get together before the meeting, the club will meet at Cuzin’s for dinner at 5 p.m.

January 15

Big Bend Hospice Chaplains invites everyone to a “Breaking Bread Gathering” from noon until 1 p.m. The topic will be Ministering To Those Experiencing Trauma with Caitlin Burns, LCSW as speaker. The event will be located at 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., in Tallahassee. Lunch is complimentary. RSVP to Candace McKibben at (850) 878-5310, ext. 250, or email

January 20

The Madison County Extension Service, located at 184 NW College Loop in Madison, will be offering a First Time Home Buyer series, at 6 p.m. It will continue on the 21st, 27th and 28th. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate that can be used for the SHIP program and Rural Development home loans. To register, call (850) 973-4138.

January 29

Madison Medical Center will be hosting a “Diabetes 101” class from 2-4 p.m. Kay Peacock, certified diabetic educator, of Novo Nordisk will teach the program that will include information on healthy eating and living a healthy lifestyle. The class is open to anyone, but RSVP is requested. Call Madison Medical Center at (850) 973-1402.

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