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.

•Family Workshop: Fused Glass Ornaments at MAGallery . Create beautiful keepsake ornaments out of glass!  No skills required. Instructor Greta Beech brings all supplies, you create, she fuses in kiln and returns your unique creations in about a week. It’s as simple as decorating cookies, but these will be enjoyed for years to come.  Children 5 and up welcome with supervision; teenagers through adults encouraged to come make a special gift.  Ornaments are $10 each.  Class begins at 3:00pm

• Abandoned Rural America , the American Small Family Farm in Transition Artists Reception Saturday, November 16th at 6 pm. Meet the artists, enjoy southern-style refreshments and immerse yourself in times gone by. The reception is free and open to the public. The accompanying video presentation will commence at 7 PM. The Monroe Art Guild Gallery is located in the historic Monroe Post Office building at 205 S. Broad Street, Monroe, GA 30655 Phone: (770) 207-8937 Sunday, Nov. 17 The Athens Youth Symphony will present a Fall Concert on Sunday, November 17 at 4:00 p.m. in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall of the UGA Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature young musicians from all over North Georgia in works by Schubert, Mascagni, Berlioz, Hans Zimmer, and John Williams. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information call (706) 543-1907.

• Family Workshop: Clay Santa or Angel Sculpture at MAGallery Create a beautiful sculpture your family will treasure! Chuck Hanes and Elizabeth Collins of Beauty and Beast Art lead this workshop where participants will create a one of a kind clay sculpture of an angel or santa. All ages are welcome, but young children will need adult assistance. Fee is $35 per angel. Class begins at 2:00pm

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.

• Tickets available for the FREE Community Holiday Concert. The Ashburn Chorale headlines local performers as they present holiday favorites on the Center’s stage Friday, December 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM.  This Holiday Concert is a FREE ticketed event.  Tickets must be picked up from the Cultural Center in advance. Starting Tuesday, November 19th through the evening of December 12th, non-members and members may pick up their tickets for the concert (with a limit of six tickets per family) at the front desk of the Cultural Center during normal business hours.  Once capacity for the Auditorium is reached, tickets will no longer be available.  Call 706-342-4743 for more information.

Thursday, Nov. 21

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

• The Morgan County Retired Educators Association will meet on November 21 at 11:00 at the Primary School media center.  The program topic will be on new technology in the classroom.  All members are invited to attend.

Friday, Nov. 22

• Kick off to Rutledge Christmas in the Country 5:30pm-8:00pm

•Downtown Rutledge Merchants annual Christmas open house from 5 p.m. to  8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday – The Annual Rutledge Christmas in the Country event in downtown Rutledge. Vendors in the park, activities for children, Big Kev’s famous BBQ and other foods, Holiday entertainment

Saturday, Nov. 23, Sunday Nov. 24

• Christmas in the Country Arts & Crafts Fair in Downtown Rutledge 706-474-2290 • Springfield Missionary Baptist Church will host a Kingdom Builder’s Men Breakfast at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pastor Marcus Young of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church will be the guest speaker.

Sunday, November 24

• Springfield Missionary Baptist Church will have their Annual Family and Friends’ Day program at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, November 26

• Springfield Missionary Baptist Church will have Pre-Thanksgiving services at 7 p.m.  Rev. David T. Batts, pastor of New Life Bible Church; Athens, Ga will be the guest speaker.

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