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• Madison AA meetings every Sunday

and Thursday

Call 706-318- 1551 for more

information.

•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.

•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 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.

• GARDEN WITH

VENUS and Other Paintings

by Nicholas Kilmer

Nicholas Kilmer is an American painter living in Cambridge, MA, whose artistic career is well-steeped in American and French Impressionism.   This exhibition is composed primarily of oil paintings – figure, landscape and portraits – selected from the body of Kilmer’s work over the past fifteen years.

Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, 4200 Bethany Road.  Open Tues. – Sat. 11 AM – 4 PM.  706-342-7557. www.steffenthomas.org.

• THE 2017 GREAT ART WALL OF MADISON

We are asking professional artists, amateur artists, budding artists, really anyone who wants to participate to create an 8×10 painting that will then become part of The Great Art Wall of Madison. Sections of the wall will be displayed in many locations around town before the entire wall will come together at the unveiling on May 13th.  Just stop by the Madison Artists Guild Gallery located at 123 S Main Street in Madison to pick up a free canvas or to sign up for a workshop.  For more information, call Lori Williams at 770.312.3495. MAGallery hours are 10 am – 5pm Monday through Saturday and 1 – 5pm on Sundays. Closed on Tuesday.

Upcoming:

March 16- April 22

Tools of the Trade Exhibit at Steffen Thomas Museum.

Most exhibitions focus on the finished work of art and the end result of an artist’s creative process, but

Tools of the Trade emphasizes and highlights the materials and processes used by Master Artist

Steffen Thomas during the creation and production of his works of art. By showcasing the studio tools,

sketches and models that Thomas utilized, this exhibition offers an intimate look into Steffen Thomas

as an artist and an individual. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 AM – 4 PM or by

appointment. 706-342- 7557. 4200 Bethany Road, Buckhead (5 miles outside Madison).

www.steffenthomas.org

Thursday, March 23

2pm: Teens@2!- All Teens are invited to join The Painted Pineapple (Inside Icehouse Creative) for an afternoon of crafting. Each item will be just $10. Text the Pineapple to let them know you will be joining! 706-343-8779

Thursday, March 23

Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) is proud to present the Oconee County Schools Youth Art Month Exhibition Saturday, February 25 – Thursday, March 23 in its Main Gallery located at 34 School Street in Watkinsville. This exhibit highlights over 250 young artists from Oconee County’s public and private schools, grades K-12. Youth Art Month (YAM) is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 2 from 4 – 6 PM. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM. For more information visit www.OCAF.com.

Saturday, March 25

10am: Rain. Drop. Plop! Canvas Paint Date at The Painted Pineapple (Inside Icehouse Creative). Fun for all ages 6 and up. Paint our adorable Spring scene of umbrella and rain boots. Reserve your seat online at www.paintedpineapple.org. $25 per seat.

Saturday, March 25

SMASH TENNIS TOURNAMENT Fun(d) Raiser, benefiting the NET DOGS Tennis Booster Club for the Morgan County High School and Middle School Tennis Teams.

WHEN: Sat. March 25th @ 9:30 am (check in). RAIN DATE: Sun. March 26th @1 pm. REGISTER by March 16th.  CONTACT the Tournament Director Email: MyMadison10s@gmail.com for the registration form and event flyer. Event Includes: Tennis, Prizes, Food, Games, Music, Ball Drop 50/50, Ladder Golf, Corn Hole, Check your Serve Speed & Shot Accuracy and more… Cost: $40 Entry Fee, Includes Booster Membership, $15 Entry Fee for Tennis Booster Members, $10 Entry Fee for Morgan County School Tennis Team. Check in at 9:30 am and Play begins at 10 am on Sat., Mar. 25th.

Saturday, March 25

6:30pm: Names & Monograms Paint Night at The Painted Pineapple (Inside Icehouse Creative). This night is perfect for those of you who love a monogram! Choose from nearly all of our Letter and Name shapes available to make your very own creation! Our Letter and name boards make the perfect bridal shower gift or just gift one to yourself! Show off your creativity with your very own Custom Cut Board! Deadline to register for a Custom Cut is March 18th. Prices Vary. Register online at www.paintedpineapple.org

Saturday, March 25

MCBA WOMEN ON MISSION

HOSTED BY: BROWNWOOD

BAPTIST CHURCH

1521 THANKFUL RD., MADISON Please join us for fun, food, fellowship and guest speakers. We will discuss upcoming plans for mission work that we are praying all MC be a churches will participate in.

If you or your group of ladies would be willing to assist with food and or door prizes please let Connie Cottrell or Esther Bruce Curry know by March 18.

Sunday, March 26

Mountain Zion Baptist Church will be celebrating our annual youth day program at 11 AM. Our speaker will be none other than Robin Edwards, Mt. Zion’s own, asking  each and everyone to come out and help us celebrate.

Thursday, March 30

6:30pm: Spring Pick your Own Board Paint Night at The Painted Pineapple (Inside Icehouse Creative). Bring the girls for a fun night creating something beautiful for your home! Or make the perfect gift for someone special this bridal season. Our Names, Monograms and spring Collections are included in this wood board paint night. Deadline to register for a Custom Cut is March 24th. Prices Vary. Register online at www.paintedpineapple.org

Friday, March 31

All you can eat pancake breakfast. All proceeds to help Baby Annie Miller’s Surgery and Recovery.

7am to 11am Morgan County Public Safety Complex, 1380 Monticello Rd – Madison, GA. Please contact your local fire Station Member or call

Headquarters @ 706-343- 6503 for Tickets. Walk-ins Welcomed Delivery Available to large Groups (10 or more)

Friday, March 31

10-12:30pm

Create a Hypertufa Planter (They only look heavy) with Jim Rowland at Canavan Home & Arts. $35 Reserves your spot. Call 706.343.0025 for more info. 125 W. Jefferson St. Madison

Saturday, April 1

The 5 th Annual Morgan County Bark for Life Bring Your Dogs to the Park! Celebrating of Our Four-legged Tail Wagging Care Givers – Our Dogs! Cancer Surviving Dogs! 11am – 3pm At Bill Wood Park, 1000 Heritage Park Circle Madison, GA

Deadline for ordering t shirts is 3/17/17.

Need more information please contact B. Bradley at 770-377-9244

Or HSMC at 706-343-9977                                  

Saturday, April 1

Bag Lady Luncheon

12 – 2pm at the Madison Artists Guild Gallery The Boys & Girls Club and The Madison Artists Guild have teamed up to put the fun in fundraiser. The Madison Artists Guild Gallery will become a unique dining experience surrounded by beautiful art while some of the boys and girls will show off the hand-painted tote bags they have created. For the price of $35, you’ll receive a boxed lunch from the Icebox Café, and you’ll take home one of the painted totes. This will be a great way to support two very important non-profits and have fun doing it. Sign up at MAGallery to reserve your seat. For more information, call Lori Williams at 770.312.3495. MAGallery hours are 10 am – 5pm Monday through Saturday and 1 – 5pm on Sundays. Closed on Tuesday.

Sunday, April 2

Salon Talk for Art Enthusiasts at Steffen Thomas Museum

Sunday, April 2. Talk at 3:00 PM, reception 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Interested in learning how a Master Artist creates their work? The Steffen Thomas Museum is offering

a Sara’s Salon Talk for Art Enthusiasts at 3 PM Sunday, April 2 on the current exhibit, Tools of the Trade.

Presented by Amy Smoler, Arts Outreach Coordinator at STMA, the talk and exhibit will emphasize and

highlight the materials and processes used by Master Artist Steffen Thomas, presenting an intimate

look into the artist and the individual. Talk is at 3:00 PM followed by a wine and cheese reception at

4:00 PM. Free and open to the public. Tools of the Trade will remain on exhibit at STMA through

Saturday, April 22. 706-342- 7557. 4200 Bethany Road, Buckhead (5 miles outside Madison).

www.steffenthomas.org.

Thursday, April 20

The Madison Artists Guild will have an opening reception of a special exhibit, Reduce…Reuse…Repurpose at 7pm in the Oak Room of the James Madison Inn located at 260 W Washington St. Come and see how our artists can be creative using only materials they find from sustainable resources, from discarded materials or recycled materials. Wine and appetizers will be provided. The show will continue until September 29th. For more information, call 706.342.9360 or email our Director, Sarah Beth Collins – sbcolllins00@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 13

Madison Lions Club presents Madison In May Road Race benefiting Morgan County Young Life.

16th ANNUAL MADISON IN MAY ROAD RACE 5K, 10.2K and 1 Mile Run Run:  |Saturday, May 13, 2017.

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