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First Friday at the Madison Artists Guild Gallery. From 5 – 7pm, come dressed in your best beach attire and enjoy good friends, good art and good conversation. We may even have some of the Great Art Wall of Madison canvases still for sale. Come and pick out your favorites.  Only $40! 217 W Jefferson Street across from Town Park. For more information, call 706.342.9360.

• ntercessory Prayer

is held 1-5pm Monday through Friday 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.

•Oconee 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

• Madison Al Anon meetings

every Thursday

Al-Anon is a support group for those affected by someone else’s drinking—be it a family member or a friend—who may or may not still be drinking. Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday night at the white building next to the Episcopal Church: 338 Academy St. For more info: 706-431-6013.

• YOGAFAITH OF MADISON

Faith-based yoga classes offered weekly at The Studio at Icehouse Creative. Sunday 3pm, Tuesday 8:30am, Wednesday 6:30pm, Thursday 12:30pm. See www.facebook.com/yogafaithmadison for monthly specials.  Mats provided or bring your own.

• 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

• FREE YOGA!

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

BRING YOUR OWN MAT!

• Compassion for Cancer Yoga

Pointe of Grace each Friday from 3 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. 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

•Tuesday, May 31- June 2

9am to Noon – STEAM based Camp – Mad Scientist –  Prek to 5th grade. Creating and mixing potions and concoctions. $65.  www.paintedpineapple.org

•Tuesday, May 31- June 2

3pm to 5pm – Tween Camp – Stitches –  Ages 8 to 14yr old.  Creating with textiles for the room and fun. $55  www.paintedpineapple.org

•Friday & Saturday, June 3 & 4

An Artful Tea

Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 200 W Washington St. in Madison, Georgia.     

Original art along with afternoon tea will be available at the elegant Madison Tea Room on Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4.  Works of art by 10 local artists with varied backgrounds will be for sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Light refreshments will be offered to all, and afternoon tea will be available at menu pricing (reservations requested).  So, come and enjoy beautiful, innovative art in graceful surroundings.  The Madison Tea Room is located at 200 W. Washington St. in Madison.  For more information call the Madison Tea Room at 248-705-5010.

•Saturday, June 4

Buckhead Star Lodge #213 and Star of Amaranth, O.E.S. # 15 will have their annual family and friends day on Saturday,  June 4, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Buckhead Lodge in Buckhead,, Ga.  Come join us in this day of fun and food. There will be fun and games for the children. See you there.

•Sunday, June 5

Cirque de la Musique de Chambre – Sunday June 5

7:30 PM

MMCC Hall

$25 / $5 Student

Cirque de la Musique de Chambre  is a new production formed to bring the magic of cirque to the music hall.  Artists include the most amazing veterans of exceptional cirque programs throughout the world. This performance is professionally choreographed to classical masterpieces performed by Atlanta Symphony members. Reception to follow.

•Sunday, June 5

FREE Cirque de la Musique de

Chambre Children’s Concert

Sunday June 5MMCC Hall 3:30 PM Bike Parade, 4 PM Concert, Ice cream social to follow- FREE

A free performance by the Cirque de la Symphonie troupe and Atlanta Symphony members will be sure to enthrall and amaze. Join us for the bike parade, performance, and ice cream social – for the young and young at heart. Prizes given for “Most musical” and “Most Madison” bike decorations.

•Boating Safety Class Schedule for Lake Oconee 2016  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

•June 13-17

Vacation Bible School at Antioch Baptist Church in Godfrey.  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. each evening.  Children thru Fifth Grade are welcome.  Contact Esther Curry at (706) 474-5963 or estherbcurry@gmail.com for more info or to register.

•Saturday, July 30

Drivers Education 6 hour driving portion 9am-11am or 11am-1pm. at student parking lot. Sign up with Susan Beasley at front office or call 706.752.4900

•Saturday, July 30

2016 Back to School Rally and Community Health Fair- This year’s event will take place on July 30,2016  9:00 AM – 11:30 AM on the Morgan Memorial Hospital Lawn.  Last year we were close to capacity with almost 60 exhibitors and we expect this year to just as large.  Therefore, while the deadline to register is July 16th, we encourage you to register early to ensure your spot at this year’s event.

•Saturday, August 13

3rd Annual Madison Artists Guild fundraiser, MAGDrag, with all new contestants. This crowd favorite, outrageous, all-male beauty and talent contest will be happening again at the James Madison Inn Conference Center starting at 7pm. Tickets will go on sale in July. For more information, call 706.342.9360.

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