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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.

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 mid 20th to the early 21st centuries.

•Sept 17- Dec 11

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

•Thursday, Oct 13

The Uncle Remus Regional Library System Board of Trustees will have a regularly called meeting on October 13, at 1 p.m.  Such meeting will be held at the Uncle Remus Regional Library System Headquarters located at 1121 East Avenue, Madison GA 30650.

•Oct 4- Nov. 15

St. Mary’s Hospice Services is now accepting applications for its Healing Grief workshop, a free 7-week program for adults who have lost a loved one through death. The group will meet from 2-4 p.m. each Tuesday from Oct. 4 through Nov. 15 at Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 100 Janice Drive, Athens. Participants need to complete an application in order to enroll. To request an application or for more information, call St. Mary’s Hospice at 706.389.2273 or, toll-free, 1.800.822.3381.

•Thursday, Oct 13

The Morgan County Democratic committee invites all Democrats to its October 13 meeting to hear the regional coordinator of Keep Georgia Schools Local (keepgeorgiaschoolslocal.org). She will speak against Amendment #1 which will be on the ballot in November. The meeting will take place in the multipurpose room of and behind Calvary Baptist Church in downtown Madison and starts at 7 p.m.

•Thursday, Oct 13

Morgan County Democratic Party meeting at Calvary Baptist Church, Madison. Expert will discuss Amendment 1 on the November ballot.

•Friday, Oct 14

Moonlight Paddle on Lake Rutledge

7:45 PM to 9:45 PM Meet at the Beach at Lake Rutledge for a moonlight paddle! Please pre-register for this event by calling the park office at 706-557-3004. $15.00 per person, $7.50 if you have your own boat. Ages 6 and up. Limited to 20 participants.  $15.00 per person $7.50 if you have your own boat $5 parking. 706-557-3004.

•Saturday, Oct 15

Kel-Mac Saddle Club Benefit Shows at the Morgan County Ag Facility. Hunter, western, trail- 9am Contact Susie at 706.342.3775 for more info.

•Saturday, Oct 15

Hand weaving and Spinning Demonstrations Join the Classic South Weaving Guild at the Farmview Market in Madison, GA from 9am to 1pm for spinning and weaving demonstrations with actives for young an old alike. The FarmView Market it located on GA 44 South of the interstate. If you are a weaver or Spinner or anyone wanting to learn this tradition craft please contact Cheryl at whpenfield@hotmail.com (706) 453 6703. Please visit the website Handweaver.US

•Sunday, Oct 16

Calvary Baptist Church 151st Church Anniversary/Family and Friends Day. at 11am. The community is invited. Dinner served. Dr. Juel Borders-Benson will bring the message.

•Wednesday, Oct 19

we will highlight National School Bus Safety Week with a time of appreciation for our bus drivers at the Bus Shop (next to the Freshman Academy) at 8:15 A.M. right after the morning routes.  We’d love for you to attend and take a few pictures of our safe and dependable bus drivers!

•Oct 21- 22

Spooky Wagon Ride

Come on out to the park if you dare, and take a frightful wagon ride through a dark and creepy forest. Meet a strange and ghastly cast of characters along the way. Learn about park history, legends, and lore. Wagon will depart from Group Shelter 2 parking lot, each ride lasts about 20 minutes. Rides will be first come, first serve.  $6 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

•Oct 21- 22

Georgia High School Rodeo Association is holding a Rodeo at the Morgan County Ag Center on October 21st and 22nd.

Friday night events begin at 8:00 PM for high school contestants.

Saturday events begin at 9:00 AM for middle school contestants.

Saturday night events begin at 8:00 PM for high school contestants.

For further information, check the GHSRA website or John at 404-867-2012

•Saturday, Oct 22

Join us for the 5th Annual Trick or Trot 5k and Family Fun Run in Downtown Rutledge. 1 mile Fun Run begins at 8:30am and 5K starts at 9:00am. For registration information, please contact Kerrie Sampson @ Kezsam75@gmail.com. All proceeds go to the Morgan County Elementary School!

•Saturday, Oct 22

6pm Live in concert

Emmaus Road Quartet

Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel

2411 Reids Ferry Rd. Buckhead, Ga 30625

•Friday, Oct 28

Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf

Friday, Oct 28, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Come and enjoy our miniature golf course in a different light—meaning at night. The park will be keeping the mini-golf course open late and provide glow-in-the-dark accessories; the course itself will have markers to assist players in navigating each hole.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

•Saturday, Oct 29

Annual Fall Festival at Sugar Creek Baptist Church from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. All kinds of fun for all ages.  Cakes and Pies for Sale.

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