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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.

•Open Studio at the Painted Pineapple

Tired of the heat?  Tired of the kids being on their devices?  Come on down to the Painted Pineapple in the Icehouse Creative for Open Studio.  Walk in to the air conditioned Pineapple Tues. to Fri.; 10am to 6ish pm and be creative.  Use those brain cells.  The whole family can enjoy this time together.  Choose from a variety of pre prepped crafts and projects. Patriotic Fourth of July crafts are now available.  Prices based on project.

• 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, email us at, or call our office at (706) 769-4565

•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, email us at, 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.


Faith-based yoga classes offered weekly at The Studio at Icehouse Creative. Sunday 3pm, Tuesday 8:30am, Wednesday 6:30pm. See 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


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


• 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 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

• 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.

•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:

•Sunday, June 26- June 30

Cornerstone Christian Center VBS 6:00 pm – 8:30 PM or phone 706.474.3099

July 5- July 8

Tues to Fri, 10am to 6ish pm

Looking for something fun to do during the hot summer months? The Painted Pineapple will be open to walk-ins for creative fun!  Simply drop-in during our Open Studio hours and create. Open Studio consists of process art for a small studio fee or choose from a variety of pre prepped crafts and projects priced based on project.

July 5- July 9

Calvary Baptist Church Vacation Bible School will be held July 5th through July 9th from 5-7pm

Friday, July 8

Flamingle Paint Night at the Painted Pineapple- Flamingo paintings, crafts and more! Be sure to wear pink! All ages are welcome. Bring your sister, friend, grandmother… for this girls only tropical good time! $20

•Sunday, July 17

The Trustees of the MMCC invite you to a celebration of our 40th Anniversary! Program begins at 4pm-MMCC Auditorium World Premiere of “A Place That Matters” Followed by Sippin’ in The Hall Light Bites, Southern Cocktails, & Live Music

July 25- July 28

Sweet Shop Camp, 9am – Noon at the Painted Pineapple Bubblegun dishes, cupcake pots and candy necklaces are a few things that will be created in our last camp of the summer.  Still a few seats left.

•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 be 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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