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Thursday, Oct. 31 • Trunk-or-Treat at New Hope Baptist Church, 6-8 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the evening with us. There will be games, food, fellowship and trunk or treat. Everything is free. Saturday,

Nov. 2

• Cotton Gin Festival, downtown Bostwick.

• 2013 Gin Run 5K, 9 a.m. Visit for more information.

• The Lord’s Messengers will be in concert at Oakley’s Gospel Barn on Upper Harmony Road. Food at 4 p.m., music at 6 p.m. Look for the blue tent.

• Newborn Dixie Jubilee at the Historic School House at 4326 Hwy. 142, Newborn. Featuring the gospel group, Witness 4 Him, with Mike McCormick. They are currently touring the southeast states. The Dixie Gentlemen will also be there. Where There’s Smoke BBQ will be there for you. Come out for supper and a great show. Admission is as always FREE. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the shows run 6-9 p.m. For information call Steve Biggers, 770-786-8662.

Sunday, Nov. 3

• Daylight saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 a.m., when clocks are set back one hour.

Monday, Nov. 4

• Morgan County Master Gardeners are hosting a meet-and-greet event on Monday, Nov. 4 at 5 p.m., called “What worked last year, may not work this year.” Shelly Prescott is a graduate of the University of Georgia, with a degree in Horticulture. He is employed by the State Botanical Garden and has been Chairman of the Georgia Gold Medal Committee. He is passionate about UGA football and plants! Don’t miss a chance to ask this “pro” questions! The meet-and-greet begins at 5 p.m. and the program from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Morgan County Extension Service Building at 440 Hancock Street. Call 706-342-2214 for more information.

• Young Life Club meeting, 7:27 p.m. at the Young Life Barn.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

• To Nov. 6: Hard Labor Creek State Park, in Rutledge, will be closed Nov. 5 and 6 for a managed quota hunt. This hunt is to help the deer herd at the park reach a sustainable and healthy level. Please call 706-557-3001 if you have any questions or concerns.

• Election Day. Go Vote!

Wednesday, Nov. 6

• Storyteller Miss Renee at the Morgan County Library, 9:50 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7

• Please join the Madison Artists Guild for the opening of MAG’s XLG Show, “Vessels and Views,” at Town 220 Restaurant & Gallery from 6-8 p.m. The public is invited to meet the artists, share a glass of wine, and enjoy light refreshments. Landscape artists that will be part of the show are Bill Turner, Tom Crowther, Dana Johns and Greg Benson. Not only will this show feature several artists displaying landscape paintings in oil and acrylics, a special exhibit of three-dimensional artwork is also included. Clay artists Anna Marino, Betsy Winn, Katie Wibell, Chuck Hanes, Elizabeth Collins and Diane Davies, glass artist Lisa Mote, and mixed media gourd artist Deborah Ricks will be featured. “Vessels and Views” runs through Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. For more information about MAG, visit or stop by the Madison Artists Guild & Gallery at 217 W. Jefferson Street, Madison, GA 30650. The gallery’s open Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Call 706-342-9360 for more information.

• After-school Art Club for Kids, 4-5:30 p.m. at the MAGallery. Call 706-342-9360 or visit for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 9

• Godfrey Community Park Annual Pork Barbecue and Stew at the park, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. $9 per plate.

• Bethlehem Baptist Church family cordially invites you to come and participate in our first annual Healthcare Fair. It will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All types of healthcare will be provided. Flu shots will be available at a discounted rate some will be free. Bring insurance cards if applicable. Transportation will be provided for the Madison area. All services are free, except the flu shots. There also will be a seminar on Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Spaces limite4d to the first 125 people per session. For more information contact Charles Shelton at 706-343-0049. Thanks in advance. The church is located at 1140 Pierce Dairy Road, Madison.

Monday, Nov. 11

• This year, there will again be a Veterans Day ceremony, sponsored by Calvin George, Post 37 of the American Legion, at the Morgan County High School gymnasium on Monday, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m. Those participating include: the Morgan County High School (MCHS) Band; MCHS AFJROTC; MCHS Chorus; American Legion, Post 37; and high school students.

• Young Life Club meeting, 7:27 p.m. at the Young Life Barn.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

• “Harvest,” Southern Circuit Independent Film with wine-and-cheese pairing at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 14

• WyldLife Club meeting, 7:02 p.m. at the Young Life Barn.

• “Dancing with Madison Stars,” a benefit for the Madison-Morgan County Boys & Girls Club, 7-10 p.m. at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center.

Saturday, Nov. 16

• Champion the lung cancer cause by registering today for the sixth annual Free to Breathe Athens 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk on Nov. 16 at Sandy Creek Park, 400 Bob Holman Road, Athens, GA 30607. 7:30 a.m., registration and check-in; 8:15 a.m., announcements and warm-up; 8:30 a.m., 5K Run begins; 8:45 a.m., 1-Mile Walk begins; and 9:30 a.m., rally and awards presentation. The inspirational event will bring the community together to raise funds that will fuel groundbreaking research necessary for making the dramatic breakthroughs in early detection and treatment that can save lives. All proceeds support the National Lung Cancer Partnership, a non-profit organization dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022. For more information, to register or donate, visit Registration online is $20 (closes Nov. 13); mail-in (must be received by Nov. 11), $23; or on event day (beginning at 7:30 a.m.), $25.

• Newborn Dixie Jubilee at the Historic School House at 4326 Hwy. 142, Newborn. Doors open at 5 p.m. and shows run 6-9 p.m. Where There’s Smoke BBQ will be there. The Dixie Gentlemen and several guest singers will perform. Admission is free, so come out and join us for supper and a show. Hard to beat anywhere. For information call Steve Biggers, 770-786-8662.

• “Ho-Ho-Holiday Gourds” workshop at the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Call 706-342-7557 for more information.

Monday, Nov. 18

• Fundraiser for state Senator Burt Jones at 5:30 p.m. at Variety Works in Madison. Suggested contribution will be $100 per couple.  More details to come. This will be a great way to spend some time with this rising conservative leader.

• Young Life Club meeting, 7:27 p.m. at the Young Life Barn.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

• The Morgan County Democratic Committee will host an “Understanding the Affordable Care Act” meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in Madison. ACA Navigator Harold Weber, a retired Athens insurance salesman of many decades, will speak and answer questions. All are invited. Place to be announced.

Thursday, Nov. 21

• WyldLife Club meeting, 7:02 p.m. at the Young Life Barn.

Saturday, Nov. 30

• Newborn Dixie Jubilee at the Historic School House at 4326 Hwy. 142, Newborn. Special gospel show featuring Logan Smith, the Dixie Gentlemen and other guest. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show runs 6-9 p.m. Admission is free, so come out and enjoy some great gospel music. Where There’s Smoke BBQ will be there. For more information call Steve Biggers, 770-786-8662.

Monday, Dec. 2

• Young Life Club meeting, 7:27 p.m. at the Young Life Barn.

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