Guidelines: The deadline for submitting community calendar items is 3:30 p.m. Monday for that week’s paper. (The deadline moves up to Friday before all major holiday weeks.) Items are subject to editing and may be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. They may also be sent by U.S. Mail to Editor, Madison County Eagle, P.O. Box 325, Madison, VA 22727. Please include a contact person’s name and phone number. Due to the volume of items received, The Eagle cannot always run announcements from out-of-county organizations.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15
The Madison County Free Clinic will host a medicaid/healthcare sign-up fair June 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Flock Church, 625 Orange Road, Madison. Come prepared with proof of residency of Madison County (photo ID) and copies of proof of income (income taxes). Copies will be kept and those who sign-up must be 18 or older. For information, contact Tracy Slaughter, community outreach coordinator, at (540) 212-3144.
CARE PACKAGE WORKSHOP
A care package workshop will be held June 15, 1-4 p.m. at Madison Presbyterian Church to benefit McGuire VA Hospital in Richmond. The group will prepare up to 50 gift bags for patients at the hospital. Also, recovery prayer cards will be signed. Donations welcome. Supplies due by June 13. Cash and check donations can be made payable to MPC noted for VA Workshop. For more information, call Kim Barnes at (434) 962-0916.
Join Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield for a guided walking tour of the battlefield on the third Saturday of each month in June, July, September and October. Summer and fall tours are open to all ages to learn about the Aug. 9, 1862 encounter in which Confederate troops led by General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson prevailed over Federal troops led by General Nathaniel Banks at a cost of 3,800 men killed or wounded. Tours will be held June 15, July 20, Sept. 21 and Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. No pre-registration required. A donation of $10 is requested. Park at the Friends of Cedar Mountain Meeting House, 9465 General Winder Road, Rapidan. For information, contact email@example.com or (540) 727-8849.
SUNDAY, JUNE 16
The 92nd annual Powell Reunion will be held at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church June 15. Arrival and greetings will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a picnic lunch at 1 p.m. The church is located at 76 Garth Road, Stanardsville. For questions, call Calvin at (434) 985-7347 or Joann at (434) 985-2382.
MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ/TAP CLASS
A musical theater jazz/tap class will be held Sundays at 6:30 p.m. at Four County Players through June 30. The class is open to all levels and will explore some basic techniques as well as a few routines. If interested, email Geri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY, JUNE 18
Lt. Troy Estes and SRO Leilani Stanley from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office will present active threat/active shooter response principles during the Madison County Republican Women’s Club meeting June 18, 6-8:30 p.m. at Madison Presbyterian Church. They will present the ALICE program. There will be a pasta dinner with desserts by members. Dinner is $8. For information, call 923-4109.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19
Grace Health and Rehab Center, 355 William Mills Drive, Stanardsville, will host a free medicare 101 educational seminar June 19, 6-7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Michelle Pitts at (434) 985-4434 or email@example.com.
SUMMER READING PROGRAMS: PAWS
Paws for Reading will be held June 19 at 10 a.m. at the Madison County Library. Children will read books to dogs to boost reading confidence.
SUMMER READING PROGRAMS: JOURNEY FROM THE CENTER OF THE EARTH
Mr. Bond will present “Journey From the Center of the Earth” June 19 at 11 a.m. at the Madison County Library.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and toxic stress have a direct impact on an individual’s health and well-being. As an ACE score increases, so does the risk of disease as well as social and emotional problems. Learn tips and tools for building resilience and supporting those who have experienced trauma or toxic stress. Presenters Alan Rasmussen and Kaitlyn Nickson, prevention staff of the Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services, will be at the Culpeper County Library June 20, 2-4 p.m. to talk about ACEs. This program is designed specifically for adults who have sustained trauma or for those caring for people with trauma or toxic stress. This program is free, but pre-registration is requested by contacting Kaitlyn at (540) 321-8795 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY, June 21
BOOK WORLD MEETS WINE WORLD
The third event in the third-Friday series, “Book World Meets Wine World” will be held June 21, 3 p.m. to sunset at Revalation Vineyards to benefit the Literacy Council of Madison County and its adult education services. Authors Blaine Pardoe and Victoria Hester will give a talk at 6 p.m. and sign copies of their book. Sombrero’s Food Truck will be on site 4-7:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the sunset.
SATURDAY, June 22
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
The Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event and Fundraiser for the Madison County Animal Shelter will be held June 22, 12-6 p.m. at Ducard Vineyards. Bring a pooch to participate in Frisbee and agility contests or just hang out and enjoy the day. Dogs in costume will receive a prize. There will also be dogs and cats from the shelter available for adoption. There will be tie-dyed doggie bandannas and t-shirts for sale, a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction with proceeds donated to the shelter. Enjoy live music by the Bennie Dodd Band from 2-5 p.m. and barbecue platters available from the Etlan Little Country Store. The event is free, but donations are welcome. Ducard is located at 40 Gibson Hollow Lane, Etlan.
There will be a huge yard sale June 22, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Madison Methodist Church. This event is sponsored by Etlan United Methodist Church. All proceeds will benefit the building fund.
The Madison County EMS and the Madison County Volunteer Rescue Squad is proud to announce their first joint open house June 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Festivities will include face painting, a bounce house, blood pressure station, station and truck tours and more. Free food will be provided while supplies last. There will be something for kids and adults of all ages. Applications will also be accepted to join the squad and serve neighbors in their times of need.
MONDAY, JUNE 24
Four County Players will host theater arts summer camp June 24-27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and June 28, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with a showcase at 7 p.m. Camp is open to children entering first through ninth grade. For information, visit www.fourcp.org.
THURSDAY, JUNE 27
SUMMER READING PROGRAMS: PAWS
Paws for Reading will be held June 27 at 10 a.m. at the Madison County Library. Children will read books to dogs to boost reading confidence.
SUMMER READING PROGRAMS: THE THREE PIGS
The Goodlife Theater will present “The Three Pigs” June 27 at 11 a.m. at the Madison County Library.
TENANTS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES WORKSHOP
Legal Aid Works will host a free workshop June 27, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Town of Orange Public Works Meeting Room, 235 Warren Street, Orange, giving an overview of rights and responsibilities as a tenant, followed by a question and answer period. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Visit https://tenantrightsworkshop627.eventbrite.com. Refreshments provided. For more information, call (540) 829-7450 or email email@example.com.
SATURDAY, JUNE 29
Join Master Naturalists and other experts as they share their topical knowledge and provide a small group experience. This walk may involve some moderate hills and is suitable for elementary age children and up. The cost is $10 per person. The walk will be held June 29, 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Montpelier Visitor Center. For more information or to register, visit www.montpelier.org/events. In case of inclement weather, call 672-2728, ext. 141 or 252.
The NAACP Culpeper Branch #7058, also representing Madison and Rappahannock counties, will host its 2019 youth summer jam, friends and family day June 29, 12-3 p.m. at Yowell Meadow Park in Culpeper. The annual celebration will include a cookout, musical entertainment, games, prizes and information on joining the NAACP. The park is located at 522 N. Blue Ridge Avenue in Culpeper. Special guests include Greg Stroman, Jr., cornerback for the Washington Redskins. This event is free and open to all NAACP members and their friends and family. For more information, visit naacpculpeper.com.
TUESDAY, JULY 2
The American Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Madison, will be held at the fire hall July 2, 1:30-7 p.m. Make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. Save time by doing the Rapid Pass online. Come, donate, save lives and enjoy home baked cookies.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3
SUMMER READING PROGRAMS: PAWS
Paws for Reading will be held July 3 at 10 a.m. at the Madison County Library. Children will read books to dogs to boost reading confidence.
SUMMER READING PROGRAMS: PARTY MAGIC
Party Magic will perform July 3 at 11 a.m. at the Madison County Library.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10
SUMMER READING PROGRAMS: PAWS
Paws for Reading will be held July 10 at 10 a.m. at the Madison County Library. Children will read books to dogs to boost reading confidence.
SUMMER READING PROGRAMS: UPCYCLED CINDERELLA
The Bright Star Theater will present “Upcycled Cinderella” July 10 at 11 a.m. at the Madison County Library.
FRIDAY, JULY 12
SHAKESPEARE AT THE RUINS
Four County Players will present “Shakespeare at the Ruins: A Midsummer Night’s Dream” July 12-27 at the historic Barboursville Ruins. Tickets are on sale now. Visit www.fourcp.org.
SATURDAY, JULY 13
KIDS COUNT BUTTERFLIES
Kids 6 and older accompanied by a parent or guardian can join Old Rag Master Naturalists July 13, 10-11:30 a.m. at Waterpenny Farm, 53 Waterpenny Lane, Sperryville for a hands-on experience about pollinators, native plants and counting butterflies. Wear long plants and closed-toe shoes. This event is free, but pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17
SUMMER READING PROGRAMS: PAWS
Paws for Reading will be held July 17 at 10 a.m. at the Madison County Library. Children will read books to dogs to boost reading confidence.
SUMMER READING PROGRAMS: VA WILDLIFE CENTER
The Virginia Wildlife Center will be at the Madison County Public Library July 17 at 11 a.m.
Teepa Snow, an occupational therapist and one of America’s leading educators on dementia, will be the featured speaker at the all-day conference “Positive Approach to Dementia Care” July 17 at Eastern View High School in Culpeper. The registration fee is $30 and includes lunch. There are some scholarships available for unpaid family caregivers; CEUs available. The conference is by the Piedmont Dementia Education Committee and is funded in part by the Virginia Geriatric Training and Education Fund of the Virginia Center on Aging and Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center. To register, visit www.rrcsb.org/teepa and for questions contact Aging Together at 829-6405 or RRCS Aging Services at (540) 825-3100 ext. 3416.
SATURDAY, JULY 20
The Madison County High School Class of 1979 will celebrate its 40th reunion July 20, 6-11 p.m. at the Madison American Legion Post 157, 310 Thrift Road. Enjoy great friends, food, music and fun. Social hour will be 6-7 p.m. followed by the buffet at 7 p.m. BYOB. The cost is $50 per person or $75 per couple. Make checks payable to Kathy Mallory-Chavers and send to 2354 Austin Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911. Tickets can also be purchased online at https://mchs79.brownpapertickets.com.
Join Old Rag Master Naturalists July 20 for the Annual North American Butterfly Association (NABA) Butterfly Count. Meet at the Rappahannock County Park at 8:45 a.m. for sign-in and instructions. Carpool with count leaders to various locations within Rappahannock County to conduct butterfly census. Bring insect and sun protection and water. Wear sturdy footwear. Bring binoculars if you have them. The event is $5. Pre-register to email@example.com.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24
SUMMER READING PROGRAMS: PAWS
Paws for Reading will be held July 24 at 10 a.m. at the Madison County Library. Children will read books to dogs to boost reading confidence.
SUMMER READING PROGRAMS: MR. BOND
Mr. Bond will be at the Madison County Library July 24 at 11 a.m.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31
SUMMER READING PROGRAMS: SUMMER BLOWOUT
A summer blowout will be held May 31, 10 a.m. to noon at the Madison County Library. The Madison Fire Department will be present along with a wet slide and ice cream.
SUNDAY, AUG. 27
WOODARD FAMILY REUNION
The family of William Albert Woodard and Elizabeth Fincham Woodard and all their descendants, family and friends are invited to attend the Woodard family reunion Aug. 27. Bring a dish to share and family pictures and stories to share. For more information, contact Jim Lillard at (540) 229-1617 or Evelyn Racer at (540) 810-8921. Come and honor their family mountain heritage.
SKYLINE CAP HEAD START
Skyline CAP Head Start is a free preschool program for 3 to 5-year-old children from income eligible families. Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now being accepted. Children must be 3 years old by September 30, 2019. Children with special needs are encouraged to apply. We serve children in the counties of Madison, Greene, Warren, Shenandoah, and Page. For more information, please call Fay Butcher at 540 948-3916, extension 110 or check online at www.skylinecap.org.
The office is located at 532 S. Main Street, Madison.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
The Madison County Library is hosting its summer reading program. Read books to earn tickets to use in the library store. Sign-up at the library. The store closes Aug. 10. Turn in reading logs before the close of the store. For more information, contact the Madison County Library.
USED BOOK SALE
The Madison County Library will hold a used book sale during the month of June. Used hardback and paperback books, audio books, DVDs, CDs and other media can be purchased for $5 a bag. Visit the Used Book Room upstairs at the library and fill as many bags as you’d like for $5 each. Check back frequently; the inventory of books and other materials is replenished weekly so you’ll always find something new. The Used Book Room offers a great selection including children’s stories; best sellers; books on cooking, home décor, crafts and wellness; novels; biographies; military history and other non-fiction. All proceeds support the Madison County Library. Visit the library website at www.madisoncountyvalibrary.org.
VOLUNTEER TO DRIVE
Become a volunteer driver to assist people in the community who are over 60 or disabled and who depend on transportation support to get to the doctor, grocery store or pharmacy. Volunteer driving is a simple, low cost, but high impact way of giving back to the community. Getting started is easy. Call 829-5300 or visit www.fams.org to ask questions or complete a short application. Drive when and where you want.
MESA THRIFT SHOP
MESA’s ThriftShop sells used goods, clothing, books, household items and furniture donated by members of the public. Proceeds benefit MESA’s emergency fund which helps support and empower families in crisis. Visit www.mesamadisonva.org or call (540) 948-4427 for more information. The ThriftShop is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of each month.