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Ongoing:

• 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.

• 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.

• 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:

Saturday, April 29

Springfield Missionary Baptist Church first community 2K walk and health fair from 8am to 12 p.m. 2K walk will begin at 8 a.m. We are encouraging you to bring your whole family and churches to bring a team. 

Sunday, April 30

The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art is proud to announce the opening reception of Placing the Capstone III, the third annual College Connections exhibition featuring graduating studio art majors from Professor Kristin Casaletto’s Capstone Class at Augusta University. The works include paintings, photography, sculpture and ceramics and range from representational still life to portraiture, to surrealist and abstract interpretations of various subjects.

Tuesday, May 2

Free workshops for the Great Art Wall of Madison!  Paint your free canvas with us on Tues., April 25, 6p-8 and/or Tues., May 2, 6p-8. Come to the Gallery at 123 S. Main St., Madison. Questions….Call Lori Williams 770-312-3495.

Saturday, May 6

The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) is offering a writing workshop with Dana Wildsmith starting Saturday, May 6. In Testing the Waters: First Time Fiction Writing, Dana will help demystify plot strategies, character development, creating scenes and descriptive writing through discussion and in-class writing activities. This 3-session class will be held on 3 consecutive Saturdays – May 6, 13 & 20 – from 9:30am to 12 noon each Saturday at 34 School Street in Watkinsville. Workshop is open to all skill levels. Cost is $140 for OCAF Members & $150 for non-members. For more information on all classes, and online registration, go to our website at www.ocaf.com under Art Education, email us at info@ocaf.com, or call our office at (706) 769-4565.

Friday, May 12

From 6:00-9:00 pm in downtown Madison: Country Road Cruisers Spring-time Cruise-In and Car Show. We will close off West Jefferson Street from Main Street to the Town Park for the cars and our DJ.  Spectators can enjoy the FREE show with cars from around the state, Alabama, and the Carolinas. Car show participants pay only $15.00 and there will be over 20 awards and trophies.  Contact Stratton Hicky (706) 818-1751, or see www.countryroadcruisers.com for more information.

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

The annual food drive for the post office is coming up Saturday, May 13 2017. We ask that you put your non-perishable donations in a bag by your mailbox. We’ll deliver it to a local food bank.

Saturday, May 13

The Madison Artists Guild invites everyone to come and celebrate the unveiling of the 2017 Great Art Wall of Madison on Saturday, May 13 from 5 – 8 pm at the Madison Artists Guild Gallery on Main Street. For those who have bought $30 tickets, they’ll be in the drawing to receive one of the canvases as we dismantle the wall. So join in on the celebration. Tickets are now on sale. We’ll only sell as many tickets as we have canvases. Stop by MAGallery at 123 S Main Street in Madison. For more information, call our Event Coordinator Lori Williams at 770.312.3495.

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