Thursday, Nov. 7

• Please join the Madison Artists Guild for the opening of MAG’s XLG Show, “Vessels and Views,” at Town 220 Restaurant & Gallery from 6-8 p.m. The public is invited to meet the artists, share a glass of wine, and enjoy light refreshments. Landscape artists that will be part of the show are Bill Turner, Tom Crowther, Dana Johns and Greg Benson. Not only will this show feature several artists displaying landscape paintings in oil and acrylics, a special exhibit of three-dimensional artwork is also included. Clay artists Anna Marino, Betsy Winn, Katie Wibell, Chuck Hanes, Elizabeth Collins and Diane Davies, glass artist Lisa Mote, and mixed media gourd artist Deborah Ricks will be featured. “Vessels and Views” runs through Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. For more information about MAG, visit www.madisonartistsguild.org or stop by the Madison Artists Guild & Gallery at 217 W. Jefferson Street, Madison, GA 30650. The gallery’s open Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Call 706-342-9360 for more information.

• After-school Art Club for Kids, 4-5:30 p.m. at the MAGallery. Call 706-342-9360 or visit www.madisonartistsguild.org for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 9

• Godfrey Community Park Annual Pork Barbecue and Stew at the park, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. $9 per plate.

• Bethlehem Baptist Church family cordially invites you to come and participate in our first annual Healthcare Fair. It will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All types of healthcare will be provided. Flu shots will be available at a discounted rate some will be free. Bring insurance cards if applicable. Transportation will be provided for the Madison area. All services are free, except the flu shots. There also will be a seminar on Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Spaces limite4d to the first 125 people per session. For more information contact Charles Shelton at 706-343-0049. Thanks in advance. The church is located at 1140 Pierce Dairy Road, Madison.

• “Fall Color Hike,” 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Enjoy the changing colors on a 5-mile hike on the “Green” horse trail. Bring snacks, plenty of water, and sturdy shoes. Cost: $5 plus $5 parking. Call 706-557-3001.

Monday, Nov. 11

• This year, there will again be a Veterans Day ceremony, sponsored by Calvin George, Post 37 of the American Legion, at the Morgan County High School gymnasium on Monday, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m. Those participating include: the Morgan County High School (MCHS) Band; MCHS AFJROTC; MCHS Chorus; American Legion, Post 37; and high school students.

• Young Life Club meeting, 7:27 p.m. at the Young Life Barn.

• Demonstration of Holiday Fun Edible Creations at Heritage Hall Monday, at 10a.m. Anelle Argo will be making sweets for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Easy Pumpkin Muffins (you will be surprised) and Santa Suicide are just two recipes you will be able to enjoy. Please RSVP to 706-342-9627. Come and bring a friend! Reservations limited to the first 50 people.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

• 4-H Spirit Night at Madison’s Chick-fil-a, 5-9 p.m. Dine in or carry out only.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

• “Harvest,” Southern Circuit Independent Film with wine-and-cheese pairing at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 14

• WyldLife Club meeting, 7:02 p.m. at the Young Life Barn.

• “Dancing with Madison Stars,” a benefit for the Madison-Morgan County Boys & Girls Club, 7-10 p.m. at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. Friday, Nov. 15

• “Full Moon Carriage Ride,” 7-8 p.m. at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Take in the beauty of a full moon at Hard Labor Creek on a relaxing carriage ride. Meet up will be at the beach parking lot. Cost: $5 plus $5 parking. Call 706-557-3001.

Saturday, Nov. 16

• Champion the lung cancer cause by registering today for the sixth annual Free to Breathe Athens 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk on Nov. 16 at Sandy Creek Park, 400 Bob Holman Road, Athens, GA 30607. 7:30 a.m., registration and check-in; 8:15 a.m., announcements and warm-up; 8:30 a.m., 5K Run begins; 8:45 a.m., 1-Mile Walk begins; and 9:30 a.m., rally and awards presentation. The inspirational event will bring the community together to raise funds that will fuel groundbreaking research necessary for making the dramatic breakthroughs in early detection and treatment that can save lives. All proceeds support the National Lung Cancer Partnership, a non-profit organization dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022. For more information, to register or donate, visit www.FreetoBreathe.org/athens. Registration online is $20 (closes Nov. 13); mail-in (must be received by Nov. 11), $23; or on event day (beginning at 7:30 a.m.), $25.

• Newborn Dixie Jubilee at the Historic School House at 4326 Hwy. 142, Newborn. Doors open at 5 p.m. and shows run 6-9 p.m. Where There’s Smoke BBQ will be there. The Dixie Gentlemen and several guest singers will perform. Admission is free, so come out and join us for supper and a show. Hard to beat anywhere. For information call Steve Biggers, 770-786-8662. • “Ho-Ho-Holiday Gourds” workshop at the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Call 706-342-7557 for more information.

• Holiday Crafts Show and Jewelry Artisan Showcase 12-5 p.m. at the The Morgan County African American Museum featuring craftspeople from different fields, baked goods booth, and the Jewelry Artisan Showcase will feature a local jewelry artisan, Rita Knight.

Monday, Nov. 18

• Fundraiser for state Senator Burt Jones at 5:30 p.m. at Variety Works in Madison. Suggested contribution will be $100 per couple.  More details to come. This will be a great way to spend some time with this rising conservative leader.

• Young Life Club meeting, 7:27 p.m. at the Young Life Barn.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

• The Morgan County Democratic Committee will host an “Understanding the Affordable Care Act” meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in Madison. ACA Navigator Harold Weber, a retired Athens insurance salesman of many decades, will speak and answer questions. All are invited. Place to be announced.

Thursday, Nov. 21

• WyldLife Club meeting, 7:02 p.m. at the Young Life Barn. Friday, Nov. 22 • Kick off to Rutledge Christmas in the Country 5:30pm-8:00pm Saturday, Nov. 23, Sunday Nov. 24

• Christmas in the Country Arts & Crafts Fair in Downtown Rutledge 706-474-2290

Friday, Nov. 29

• Bow Wow Breakfast, The Humane Society of Morgan County, at The Lions Club from 7-11am. Helping heal the hurt of injured and sick animals. Tickets are $10.00. Call 706-343-9977.

Saturday, Nov. 30

• Newborn Dixie Jubilee at the Historic School House at 4326 Hwy. 142, Newborn. Special gospel show featuring Logan Smith, the Dixie Gentlemen and other guest. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show runs 6-9 p.m. Admission is free, so come out and enjoy some great gospel music. Where There’s Smoke BBQ will be there. For more information call Steve Biggers, 770-786-8662.

Monday, Dec. 2

• Young Life Club meeting, 7:27 p.m. at the Young Life Barn.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

• Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert at MMCC – 8pm – 706-342-4743

Thursday, Dec. 5

• Hospital Auxiliary Love Light Tree Reception @ Heritage Hall 5:30 706-342-4644

• 30th Annual Town & Country Holiday Tour of Homes – Chamber of Commerce 706-342-4454

Saturday, Dec. 14

• Holiday Parade followed by Caroling By Candlelight at Town Park – MMS 706-342-1251