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Ongoing: • Tuesday morning exercise class at First United Methodist Church of Madison.  Offered by Mary Leslie Hartman – FREE and open to the public!  8:30 am in the youth center.  Bring water and towel or exercise/yoga mat if you have them. Come join us! Questions? call Mary 404-434-1851

• “We Shall Overcome Tour” hosted by Flat Rock Missionary Baptist Church. Travel with Flat Rock Missionary Baptist Church to Selma, Alabama on February 13-15 to revisit the footsteps of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee as they marched for voting rights of Black Americans. The bus will leave Flat Rock at 3 p.m. on Friday, February 13 and will return at 10 a.m. on Sunday, February 15. The cost for the trip is $20 round trip. It is a non-refundable payment arrangement. The deadline is February 6. For more information, call (706) 202-9734, (706) 818-4861, or (706) 818-8015. • During the second week this January, the Georgia Interagency Burn Team, which includes members of Georgia State Parks, Non-Game Wildlife Resources Division, and the Nature Conservancy, will be conducting training for new participants for prescription burning. Part of the class will include a small (less than one acre) training burn exercise on Hard Labor Creek State Park. Local residents and park visitors may see smoke during the training, and should not be alarmed.

Thursday, January 8 • Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information. •

The Uncle Remus Regional Library System Board of Trustees will have a regularly called meeting on January 8, at 2 p.m. Such meeting will be held at the Uncle Remus Regional Library System Headquarters located at 1121 East Avenue, Madison.

Tuesday, January 13 • The East Georgia Genealogical Society will hold it’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Piedmont Regional Library.  The library is located on Belview Street in Winder, Ga.  The program will be presented by Daniel Garcia , the Regional Manager for Story  Story Corps is the largest oral history project of its kind.  Locally, it is housed at the Atlanta History Center.  Come and see how you can record and share “your story” and have it preserved forever.  You do not have to be a member of the Society to attend, but come join us and we hope you will want to join us.  See you there!

Monday, January 19 • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebrations Breakfast at Source of Light Ministries hosted by Mr. Roy Barnes, CEO and General Director. Highway 441, 1011 Mission Road. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. The program will start at 8 a.m. The speaker will be Morgan County School Superintendent James Woodard. The religious program will be held at Springfield Baptist Church hosted by Rev. Dr. Kenneth Jones. The program will begin at 6L30 p.m. Speaker will be Pastor Aaron Carter of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Friday, January 23 • HOME Opening Reception, 6-8 PM HOME, a juried show with the Madison Artists Guild (MAG), is a multimedia art exhibit showcasing individual artists’ unique interpretation of the concept of HOME.  This is the second group show that the Cultural Center has hosted for MAG.  The fundamental desire and need for a “home” is considered a universal human characteristic.  Whether spiritual or physical, a home can represent an individual’s ultimate place of security, comfort, and sense of belonging.  The exhibit, juried by Thomas Gonzalez and Shannon Candler, will open Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center with a FREE Reception from 6-8 PM. HOME is sponsored by Coldwell Banker – Lake Oconee Realty/Lake Country and will be on display through May 3, 2015.

Tuesday, January 27 • OLLI@UGA, Madison Lecture, “Finding the Real Downton Abbey” by Joan Zitzelman The Cultural Center is pleased to expand educational programming through thought-provoking lectures presented by OLLI@UGA, Madison.  Join us for the first lecture in 2015 Spring Series, on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 2:45 pm in the Cultural Center Auditorium, “Finding the Real Downton Abbey” by Joan Zitzelman.  This lecture series, available to adults ages 50 and up, have no prerequisites, no exams, and no grades.  A special OLLI membership rate of $25 is required, and each lecture is $10. To join OLLI and to order tickets, call 706-542-7715 or email  Feel free to contact Rebecca Bonas at the Cultural Center for more information, too – (706) 342-4743.

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