Thursday, August 7

• Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information.

• Coffee and Creations from 9 am to 10:30 am. Open studio time to gather with creative friends over coffee. $5.00 per person. Bring your own creative projects and just have fun together. If you need a project we can supply one at an additional charge.

Saturday, August 9

• Don Cooper’s Three Paths Gallery Talk Currently on display in three galleries of the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center is the exhibit Three Paths by Atlanta artist Don Cooper.  The Cultural Center is excited to announce that Cooper will be giving a Gallery Talk on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm.  This talk is FREE and open to the public.  His exhibit will be on display through August 17th. According to Cooper, art-making at times is like a journey, one that can take you on many paths.  The three paths in this exhibit are the results of Cooper’s travels, studies, observations, and experimentation inspired by Asian travel and study from a fifteen-year period, 1995-2010.  This experience led to the discovery and exploration of groups of symbols rendered in oil, acrylic, gold leaf, stone and paper mache. The exhibit Three Paths is sponsored by the Willie and Ruth Still Cox, Marilyn Cox Elliott and Suzanne Cox Hartness Fund.

• East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers will meet August 9 from 10 a.m. -12: noon. Writers above the age of 16 are invited. Marion Montgomery of Greater Georgia Printers will speak on “How to Avoid Extra Expenses in Printing.” The location: Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s Newton Campus, Bldg. D located at 8100 Bob Williams Parkway in Covington, GA 30014.  For more information, see the EMACW website or call 404-444-7514.

Sunday, August 10

• Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information.

• Madison Al Anon meetings every Sunday Call Carroll (706) 431-6013 for more information.

Monday, August 11

• The Morgan County Board of Health will hold its regular scheduled meeting at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Health Dept. Building, 2005 S. Main Street, Suite 200. A special called meeting to discuss tourist accommodations and portable sanitation regulations will be held one hour before the general meeting at 12:00 noon. All interested persons please keep this date in mind and plan to attend.

Tuesday, August 12

• Canavan Home & Arts Create your own garden planter at a workshop with local Jim Rowland at 7-9:30pm .  He will teach the Hypertufa method – lightweight pots that only look heavy. $35 includes all supplies.  Call or come by to sign up.  125 W Jefferson Str., 706-343-0025

Thursday, August 14

• Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information.

• Madison Artists Guild will be having an opening reception at The Plaza Arts Center on August 14th at 7:00pm for our new exhibit, “Creature and Critters.” The Plaza Arts Center is located at 305 N. Madison Ave. Eatonton, GA. 31024.

• Coffee and Creations from 9 am to 10:30 am. Open studio time to gather with creative friends over coffee. $5.00 per person. Bring your own creative projects and just have fun together. If you need a project we can supply one at an additional charge.

Friday, August 15

• Canavan Home & Arts Create your own garden planter at a workshop with local Jim Rowland at 10 am to 12:30 pm.  He will teach the Hypertufa method – lightweight pots that only look heavy. $35 includes all supplies.  Call or come by to sign up.  125 W Jefferson Str., 706-343-0025

Saturday, August 16

• Specialty Workshop: Encaustic Painting from 10 am to 4 pm. Discover the ancient art of Encaustic painting, otherwise  known as wax painting. This is a very tactile, intriguing art form that involves painting in layers with hot, pigmented beeswax, and fusing each layer with a torch or heat gun. In this workshop we will introduce you to the medium, the tools and a variety of basic techniques that will enable you to begin creating fabulous, unique works of art. Each student will go home with 2 or 3 encaustic pieces by the end of the day. $120.00 includes all materials and snack. Bring a sack lunch as we will take a lunch break. A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required with registration. A minimum of 3 adventurous creators is necessary to hold the class. Class size is limited to 6 students so register early.

Sunday, August 17

• Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information.

• Madison Al Anon meetings every Sunday Call Carroll (706) 431-6013 for more information.

Tuesday, August 19

• Girls Night Out – Soul Time and Good Wine Paint Party – July 22 & August 19, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mark your calendars!  You deserve a night out and what better way to spend it than having fun being creative with other fun loving women.  Whether you believe you are creative or not does not matter.  It is not about the product, it is about the process.  All the magic happens in the process of creating something from withinyourself.  No expectations, no judgment, no criticism, just plain uninhibited creative fun.  Throw a little music and a beverage in there and you are bound to have the time of your life.   $38.00 per person includes all supplies and beverages.  Space is limited so register early. Classes will held at  151 Sebastian Drive, Eatonton, GA  31024 Contact:  SoulShine Interactive Arts Studio – 706-991-5030 or call Andi 970-903-6047 (cell).

Wednesday, August 20

• Date Night Paint Party from 7-9 p.m. Come on out for a fun, unique and memorable date night. Enjoy a light hearted evening of creative play as you join forces to paint your own original masterpiece, guided by our resident artist of course. No previous art experience is necessary. $30.00 per person includes all supplies. This is a BYOB (bring your own beverage) event. A minimum of 4 required to throw this party!

Thursday, August 21

• Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information.

• Coffee and Creations from 9 am to 10:30 am. Open studio time to gather with creative friends over coffee. $5.00 per person. Bring your own creative projects and just have fun together. If you need a project we can supply one at an additional charge.

• The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art invites everyone to our Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, August 21st at 5:30 PM.  Please stay for the reception at 6:00 PM honoring our invaluable Sponsors, Patrons, and Volunteers.  And while you’re at the Museum for the meeting, don’t miss the latest Museum exhibit, Steffen Thomas Off the Wall:  All Things Weird and Wonderful!   This exhibit features Steffen Thomas works that use unconventional surfaces, unorthodox materials, and unusual concepts.  Check out the fabulous Steffen Thomas – inspired jewelry hand crafted by Morgan County artist, Peggy Martin, in the Museum Shop and the latest additions to the collection of originals by Steffen Thomas in Sara’s Salon.  The Museum is located at 4200 Bethany Road, Buckhead, GA  30625 (10 minutes from Madison) for info or to RSVP call Pam at 706-342-7557.  www.steffenthomas.org.

Saturday, August 23

•14th Annual Festival of Friends at Morgan Memorial Hospital. For more information, call (706) 752-2237 or visit www.mmh.org

Sunday, August 24

• Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information.

• Madison Al Anon meetings every Sunday Call Carroll (706) 431-6013 for more information.

Thursday, August 28

• Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information.

• Coffee and Creations from 9 am to 10:30 am. Open studio time to gather with creative friends over coffee. $5.00 per person. Bring your own creative projects and just have fun together. If you need a project we can supply one at an additional charge.

Sunday, August 31

• Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information.

• Madison Al Anon meetings every Sunday Call Carroll (706) 431-6013 for more information.

Thursday, September 4

• Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information.

Sunday, September 7

• Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information.

• Madison Al Anon meetings every Sunday Call Carroll (706) 431-6013 for more information.

Thursday, September 11

• Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information.

Sunday, September 14

• Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information.

• Madison Al Anon meetings every Sunday Call Carroll (706) 431-6013 for more information.

Thursday, September 18

• Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information.

Sunday, September 21

• Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information.

• Madison Al Anon meetings every Sunday Call Carroll (706) 431-6013 for more information.

Monday, September 22

• Please join us at Cuscowilla Golf Resort on Lake Oconee to play in the 2014 Lake Oconee Golf Classic with Blake Adams!! Online registration is available at https://fca.webconnex.com/lakeoconeeFCAgolfclassic. The tournament is from 8:30-3:00. The cost for a team of 4 golfers is $700 and $175 for individual golfers. There are also sponsorship packages available if you would like to advertise your business. Please contact Bo Fowler at bofowler@fca.org or Ashley Anderson at amanderson@fca.org with any questions.