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• ntercessory Prayer

is held Monday through Friday from 10am-2pm at Calvary Baptist Church 184 Academy St. Madison Ga. 30650.  Its held in the Hoke L. Smith education building on the top level in Conference room. Please feel free to stop by and be a part of the prayer ministry as we send up prayers unto the Lord. If you are in need of prayer, please feel free to stop by. For more information, please call 706/342/4260. The Prayer Line is 706/342.1204

• Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation

Cameron Hampton Workshop Series

The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) is offering a unique series of one-day Saturday workshops with Cameron Hampton. Workshops are taught in a casual studio environment with hands-on demonstrations and individual assistance by the instructor. You can take just one class or all (separate fee for each) as each class will focus on a different medium and/or technique. Workshops are currently offered in Drawing, Painting (Multi-Media), Watercolor, Pastels and Sculpture. For more information and online registration, go to our website at www.ocaf.com, email us at info@ocaf.com, or call our office at (706) 769-4565

• Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551)

for more info.

• conee Cultural Arts Foundation

Writing the Personal Essay The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) is currently offering a literary arts class, “Writing the Personal Essay” with award winning Georgia writer, Dana Wildsmith. Personal essays allow us to share our life experiences, strengths, struggles, and beliefs with others and are often required as a part of college and scholarship applications. Learn how to write about your insights and reflections, personal growth and goals, decisions and responses to events, even your favorite activities or books in a way that is both engaging and articulates the point you are trying to communicate. Class runs for three Saturdays in July. For more info and online registration, go to our website www.ocaf.com, email us at info@ocaf.com, or call our office at (706) 769-4965

• Join our History Makers and break every chain of addiction!

This support group meets every 2nd and 4th Monday at 7:00 p.m. Harvest Time Church, 2120 Athens Hwy, Madison GA 30650 For more information, call Pastor Stacey Carver (706) 474-1109


Tuesday mornings at 8am at Holding Space Yoga Studio.  180 Hancock St, Madison Ga.  Class taught by Mary Leslie Hartman, all instructors are Yoga Alliance certified! For questions or more information on class, contact Mary at maryleslieart@gmail.com


• Compassion for Cancer Yoga

Fridays 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Holding Space Yoga (Behind Thrifty Mac) located at 180 Hancock street Madison. Free class. Offered by certified yoga instructor, Allie Bourgeois. This is for cancer patients and survivors. Also open to those with heart disease, diabetes, auto immune deficiency, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis. Also open to care givers such as family members, nurses, hospice & oncology professionals.

• Community Meditation

First Thursday of every month. Free and open to the public. 6:45 – 7:15 pm at Uptown Athletic Center behind Thrifty Mac. Please bring mat or pillow to sit on. Come learn to still and quiet the mind and find peace.  Please contact Allie at alliecat65@gmail.com for more information.

Board of Commissioners have a meeting the first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. and a work session the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. in the board room at the Board of

Commissioners Administrative Building

•The Great Wall Art Of Madison

All artists painting canvases for the Madison Artists Guild GREAT ART WALL OF MADISON who have not yet delivered your finished canvases, please deliver them by May 1 to the Painted Pineapple at Icehouse Creative or to MAGallery, open Thurs – Sat from 11am – 5pm and Sun from 1 – 5pm. 217 W Jefferson St. For more information, call Lori Williams at 770.312.3495.

•Madison Artists Guild is now selling $30 tickets for those wanting to buy a piece of THE GREAT ART WALL OF MADISON.

Tickets also available at Barkin’ Dogs Shoe Co and the Painted Pineapple in Icehouse Creative. Only a limited number of tickets will be sold. Come to the party on May 14th where the entire wall will be displayed. Each ticket holder will receive one of the original art squares in a drawing until all squares are matched to the tickets. For more information, call Lori Williams at 770.312.3495.

• Eatonton Duplicate Bridge Club

An official member of the American Contract Bridge League, is now meeting at the Parkside Main 8 Theater,1050 Parkside Main, Greensboro,  at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  For more information contact Betty Roper at 706-467-3079.

•The Painted Pineapple @ Icehouse

271 West Washington Street. Our faith based boards are back! This adorable camper will be painted on 12” wood board. Our instructor will guide you through the process of creating your own piece to proudly display in your home or give as a gift. Scripture reads: The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.” Psalm 32:8. Color options and additional bible verses will be provided to suit your preferences. Deadline to register: Friday April 22nd. $25 each board.   Register online at paintedpineapple.org

•Boating Safety Class Schedule for Lake Oconee 2016  May 11-12, 6 – 10 p.m.  and July 13-14 Crowe Marine; June 15-16, and August 17 and 18, 6 to 10 p.m. Singleton Marine;

Both nights are mandatory, sign up: www.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com

•Saturday, April 30

The Chicken BBQ Fundraiser will be held at Bill Woods Park  at 11am and is sponsored by Sugar Creek Baptist Church. Home made cakes will be for sale.

•Sunday, May 1

The American Legion Annual Chicken

Barbecue will be held Sunday, May 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The William “Bill” Wood Park. The cost is $8.00 per ticket. You can eat there at the Morgan County Rec. Dept. Picnic Shelton or get it to go at the Aquatic Center Parking Lot. Pay at the Door or Call 706-342-2177.

•Sunday, May 1

The Athens Youth Symphony will present a Spring Concert on Sunday, May 1 at 4:00 p.m. in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall of the UGA Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature young musicians from all over North Georgia in works by von Suppé, Tchaikovsky, Respighi, Copland, and Stravinsky, and will feature violinist Mayu Takeuchi in Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3.  The concert is free and open to the public. For more information call (706) 543-1907.

•Friday, May 6


MAGallery from 5 – 7pm. Last chance to bring in a painted square for THE GREAT ART WALL OF MADISON. Come celebrate with us the creativity of our community! We’ll have wine and light foods. For more info call 706.342.9360 or stop by MAGallery at 217 W Jefferson St across from Town Park

•Saturday, May 7

The 2nd Annual Miss MCHS Pageant will be Saturday May 7th,  at 7pm in the MCHS Auditorium.  Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. All proceeds benefit Morgan County Wrestling.

•Saturday, May 14

Come celebrate THE GREAT ART WALL OF MADISON in its entirety with the MADISON ARTISTS GUILD and the community-wide participating artists at ICEHOUSE CREATIVE. From 5 – 8pm, we’ll have wine and hors d’oeuvres. Those who have bought tickets will find out which piece of the wall they will take home. It will be a blast! Icehouse Creative is next to Ricardo’s Kouzzina Restaurant. For more information call Lori Williams at 770.312.3495

•Sunday, May 22

Beacon Heights Baptist Church in Madison will Host a Vacation Bible School Kick-off and Registration Event May 22 from 6-8pm. We will have 2 bounce houses, cotton candy, snow cones, and popcorn. This event is free. Come register your children for Vacation Bible School and enjoy the fun. Vacation Bible School will be June 5-10 from 6-8:30pm each night. There will be snacks, games, music, and Bible Stories for ages 3 years thru 6th grade. June 10th will be our family night program with refreshments.

•Saturday, May 28

The 33rd Annual Rutledge Fair in Downtown Rutledge will be held on Saturday, May 28,  from 9 AM to 4 PM.  There will be an old fashioned parade of vintage cars and tractors honoring our military, and a beach-themed golf cart competition on Fairplay Street. Mr. Rutledge and Little Miss Rutledge (presented by Rutledge Wings) will also be in the parade, and will be crowned following the parade at the gazebo. There will be arts and crafts, antiques, and other vendors throughout City Park, a bounce house and other inflatables for kids, kids games and activities, live music by MaCayla Cook, Horace Reeves, The Madisonaires, Tim Saye, and Coley (Nicole Jones), dancers, and Rutledge Idol competition (presented by Yesterday’s Cafe at the gazebo in City Park).  There will also be book signings by Poet John Charles Griffin, and Authors Molly Lesnikowski and Dave Belton. The Caboose turns 20 this year and will have a 20th birthday party with free ice cream at 3:00 p.m.  Don’t miss the biggest and best Country Fair to date in beautiful downtown Rutledge, Georgia, Small But Special.  For information, contact Terry Reeves (Fair Director) – treeves@musicmattersentertainment.net , (404) 734-6168, for parade information or to participate in the parade, contact Dr. Mike Hughes  at (706) 557-0211, and to nominate some (65 and over) for Mr. Rutledge or to participate in Little Miss Rutledge, contact Greg Sherrill (Mr. Rutledge & Little Miss Rutledge) – (706) 557-7369

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