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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.

• 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 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, Madison, GA. For more information, call

706-431- 6013.

• Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday

Call 706-318- 1551 for more



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 2 nd and 4 th Monday at 7:00 p.m. Harvest Time Church, 2120 Athens Hwy,

Madison GA 30650. For more information, call 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.

• 45 Years of Art and Artists:

Works from the Hathia and Andy Hayes Collection

Through August 20 at the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art.  Included in this exhibit are paintings and prints selected from the Hayes’ collection and include works by national and international artists.  Artistic styles range from Expressionistic and Impressionistic to pure abstraction.  Most works were produced from the mid20th to the early 21st centuries.

•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

•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.

•Friday, August 26

10am- 12:30 Learn the basics of creating your own Hypertufa Planter. Taught by Jim Rowland, $35 covers all expenses. Canavan Home & Arts 125 W Jefferson Street, Madison 706-343-0025

•Friday, August 26

Morgan County Farm Bureau Lamb and Goat Show will be held Friday, Aug. 26th at 6:00 PM at the Morgan County Agricultural Center. Morgan County Youth only will compete with their lamb and goat projects in showmanship and weigh/conformation classes. The public is invited. 706-342-2214

•Saturday, August 27

North Central Lamb Show will be held on Saturday, August 27th at 9:00 AM at the Morgan County Agricultural Center. This show is open to those competitors with breeding ewes and market lambs from all over the state of Georgia. Competition will be judged in showmanship and weight/conformation classes. The public is invited. 706-342-2214

•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.

•Wednesday, August 31

Dr. Bill Shade will present a PowerPoint presentation entitled Bursting the Gender Identity Bubble  Wednesday, August 31,2016  at 6:30  pm at Beacon Heights’ Baptist Church Brotherhood Meeting in the Fellowship Hall.  All men of the community are invited to attend.  Soup and Sandwiches provided.

•Wednesday, August 31

The Beacon Heights’ Women on Mission meet Wednesday evening August 31, 2016 at 6:30 pm.   Ladies of the community are invited to join in this fellowship of Christian Women.

•Friday, Sept 2

MCHS Marching Band BBQ Fundraiser will be Friday, September 2 in the MCHS Cafeteria before the Bulldogs take on North Oconee. Tickets are $8 and include fresh chopped BBQ, homemade sauce, fresh coleslaw, Lola’s fresh baked beans, pickles and bread. Plus, drinks and desserts. Dine in or take out to tailgate. Come out for some great eats and support the Marching Bulldogs!

•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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