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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.

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.

May 25

The Madison County High School (MCHS) Cheerleaders will be selling Boston butts, hams, ribs, sausage, and bacon from Johnson's meat market for $25 per item. Orders can be picked up at the MCHS cafeteria on Thursday, May 25 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To place an order, contact any MCHS Cheerleader or contact Ruth Ann Latner by phone at (850) 464-0236 or by e-mail at

May 27

There will be a fundraiser for Eddie Timmons on Saturday, May 27 at the 53 Bar. Timmons was in a serious automobile accident earlier this year. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and will feature a BBQ, a live auction, a best hand poker draw, a live band, and more. This event is to help raise funds for Timmons' medical expenses.  The 53 Bar is located at 8144 S. County Road 53, in Madison.

May 28

The Ochlawilla Baptist Church, in Quitman, Ga., will hold their Homecoming Sunday services on Sunday, May 28. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m., a covered dish luncheon will follow at 12:15 p.m. Singing and fellowship will continue in the afternoon. Ochlawilla Baptist Church is located at 1315 Ochlawilla Rd., in Quitman, Ga.

May 29

On Monday, May 29, there will be a special Memorial Day observance program at the gazebo in Four Freedoms Park, in downtown Madison. The program will begin at 11 a.m. Grilled hot dogs and chips will be served at the conclusion of the program. For more information, contact Oliver Bradley at the Veterans Service Office at (850) 973-3208 or (850) 464-1191.

June 3

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is offering the Florida Concealed Weapons Class on Saturday, June 3. If interested in signing up for the class, please stop by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at 2364 W US Hwy. 90 in Madison between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to pay and sign up for the class. The cost is $60 per attendee. For more information or if you have any questions, feel free to call the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 973-4151.

June 1-4, 8-10

Theatre Guild Valdosta presents the classic Neil Simon comedy, The Odd Couple, Thursday, June 1 through Saturday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. There will be a matinee performance on Sunday, June 4, at 3 p.m. Additional performances will take place Thursday, June 8 through Saturday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The performances will take place in the historic 'Dosta Theater, located at 122 N. Ashley St., in Valdosta, Ga. Tickets are $14. For more information or to make reservations, please call (229) 24-STAGE (247-8243), or visit The Odd Couple is produced by special arrangement of Samuel French, Inc.

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) 977-0595.