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•Open Studio at the

Painted Pineapple July 12th to 15th, 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.

• 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

•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.


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

• 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

• 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: www.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com

•Wednesday, July 27

Revival at Sugar Creek Bap. Church at 7:30 with special singers the New Apostles and Dr. Ed Kirsche

•Thursday, July 28

Revival at Sugar Creek Bap. Church

•Friday, July 29

Revival at Sugar Creek Baptist Church at 7:30 with Special Singer, Betty King and Dr. Ed Kirsche.

•July 25-28

PreK to 5th grade Sweet Shop 9 to Noon

Bubblegum dishes, cupcake pots and candy necklaces are a few things that will make a dentist cringe!  We are going to have a ‘sweet’ time at the Painted Pineapple.  $75

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.   www.paintedpineapple.org

•Friday, July 29

Firefly Friday Kids’ Night, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Bring 12-and-under kids for a fun filled evening in Town Park. Kids’ Night is a ticketed event. Kids pay $5. each at the gate for loads of fun activities.

•Saturday, July 30

Firefly Saturday Date Night, 7:30–9:30 p.m. Bring a cooler and a blanket and claim your favorite spot on the lawn. Adults pay $10 each to enjoy an evening of music and dancing with Sweetwater Junction. Reserve a gazebo table by calling (706) 342-1251 x208

•Saturday, July 30

Come celebrate our 3rd year of the Madison Artists Guild Gallery from 5 – 7:30pm. We’ll have music, wine, light foods and always wonderful art. Then make it a double date and head over to Firefly Festival’s Date night right across the street at Town Park. What fun! For more information, call 706.342.9360.

•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.

•July 11- August 5

Silver Lakes apartment community now taking applications.  July 11th to Aug 5st

A new beautiful 44-unit, low-to-moderate income, senior-restricted (55yrs+) housing complex is scheduled to open in August.  The complex, located at 555 5th St. Madison, GA, will offer computer/office area, fitness center, common area and more.  Call 706-717-9593 for more information or fill out an application at the Icehouse, 271 W. Washington St. (next to Ricardo’s restaurant) 9am to 5pm.  Equal Opportunity Housing and Handicapped Compliant provider.

•Friday, August 5

Calvary Baptist Church revival at 7pm.

Apostle Nathan Byrd will preach Rev. Dr. Hoke Smith’s 28th Pastoral Anniversary on Sunday August 7th at 3pm at Calvary Baptist Church. Everyone is invited.

•Sunday, August 7

It’s Homecoming time at Antioch Baptist Church in Godfrey. Guest Speaker will be Dr. Charles Robinson from Zimbabwe.

•Tuesday, August 9

Ocmulgee CASA’s Fall training will begin on Tuesday, August 9th at 5:30 p.m. at 100 S. ABC Street, Milledgeville (the Early Learning Center behind the Baldwin County Board of Education). To sign up, please call 478-452-9170.

•Saturday, August 13

Madison Artists Guild’s 3rd Annual MAGDrag Fundraiser This outrageous all-male beauty and talent contest at the James Madison Inn Conference Center starts at 7pm. All new contestants dressed as women performing their individual talents. Tickets now on sale at MAGallery across from Town Park. $35 for general admission, $50 for limited VIP seating. You won’t want to miss this! This is always a sell-out.  For more information, call 706.342.9360.

•Sunday, August 14

Beacon Heights Baptist Church

Homecoming @10:00 a.m. Worship-Meal-Singing Jack Segars will be preaching

•Thursday, August 25

All Fired UP! Pottery and Ceramic Art from the Hathia and Andrew Hayes

Collection 6 – 8 PM at the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, Buckhead, GA near Madison. The exhibit includes works by over 20 ceramic artists, including three who have earned the distinction North Carolina Living Treasure, and samples the Hayes Collection of several hundred pieces by contemporary artists from throughout the US, Mexico, England, and Spain. Seagrove potter Ben Owen III will deliver a presentation followed by a gallery talk by the Hayes. Free and open to the public. All Fired UP! runs through November 23. www.steffenthomas.org. 4200 Bethany Road, Buckhead, GA. 706-342- 7557.

•Saturday, August 27

Join the Morgan County HS Band for our 3rd Annual Mattress Fundraiser on Saturday, August 27th from 10 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Full showroom display of top brands such as Simmons Beautyrest will be available to test. Adjustable bed systems too.

•Sept 17- Dec 11

The Georgia Museum of Art will present the exhibition, “Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883-1950.”

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