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Madison Bicentennial Calendar of Events

(All events free unless noted)

Saturday, June 6
8 a.m.: 5K Run & Walk. Starts at riverfront. Entry $20. Registration from 6:45-7:45 a.m.
8 a.m.: Plein Air Paint Out. Registration, Brown Gym, 150 Broadway St.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Antique Fire Equipment Muster at Fireman’s Park, 250 E. Vaughn Dr.
11 a.m.: Founder’s Parade, John Paul Park to riverfront
Noon: Opening Ceremony, foot of Broadway on Vaughn Drive
1-3 p.m.: Firehouses to hold open houses
2 p.m.: Wilderness Home log cabin demonstration, Clifty Falls State Park*
2 p.m.: Program on Patsy Harris and the Underground Railroad, AME Church, 309 E. Fifth St.
3 p.m.: Concert by Jenny Lind, Windle Auditorium, 500 West St.
7 p.m.: Bluegrass music at the Fairgrounds, 3852 W. S.R. 256
9 p.m.: Lighted Boat Parade. Registration begins at 5 p.m. at the city boat ramp
10 p.m.: Community bonfire at riverfront

Music on the Riverfront (at Bicentennial Park Stage)
4:30 p.m.: Southbound
7 p.m.: Ryan Wardlow & the Outlaws
10 p.m.: Jimmy Davis Band

Sunday, June 7
Noon: 1809 Community Church Service, Fireman’s Park. The Rev. Jimmy Butters to preach an 1809 sermon by Alexander Campbell
1-3 p.m.: Firehouses to hold open houses
2 p.m.: Plein Air Paint Out Art Exhibit and Sale, 309 W. Main St.
3 p.m.: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social at Lanier Mansion South Lawn
6 p.m.: Bite-Sized History of Madison, Clifty Falls State Park Campground Amphitheatre*
6 p.m.: Organ Concert by Bill Hans at First Baptist Church, 416 Vine St.
7 p.m.: 1920s Gala Cocktail Fundraiser Party at the riverfront (Tickets $30)

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Monday, June 8 – “Arts Day”
11 a.m.: Tall Timbers Hike, Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center*
12:15 p.m.: Euchre Tournament at Madison Senior Center, 208 W. Main St.
3-9 p.m.: Arts Day at riverfront featuring many activities for adults and children
5:30 p.m.: Unveiling of the Chautauqua Mural at Rogers Corner, 101 E. Main St.

Music on the Riverfront (at Bicentennial Park Stage)
6 p.m.: John Walburn
7 p.m.: Bill Bettler and Friends
8 p.m.: Kriss Luckett & Greg Ziesemer
9 p.m.: Drumming Circle

Tuesday, June 9 – “Parks Day”
All Day: Free Admission to Clifty Falls State Park
10 a.m.: Pie-Baking Contest at Mike’s Grill, 517 Clifty Dr.
2 p.m.: Snakes Alive, Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center
5 p.m.: Community Picnic, Clifty Falls State Park

Wednesday, June 10 – “Historic Sites Day”
All Day: Free Admission to all historic sites
10 a.m.: Old-Fashioned Marble Tournament, JCHS Heritage Center, 615 W. First St.
10 a.m.: Underground Railroad Program, (family hike) Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center*
2 p.m.: Music by Soundz of Dixieland, JCHS Heritage Center, 615 W. First St.
3 p.m.: Big Hike, Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center*
3-7 p.m.: Fun Toys and Games from the Past, Lanier Mansion
4-7 p.m.: Kiwanis Chicken Barbecue ($6), Crystal Beach Pavilion, Vaughn Drive
6-9 p.m.: President and Mrs. Lincoln at Lanier Mansion (free tours)
6-8 p.m.: Ice Cream Social at Trinity United Methodist Church, 400 Broadway St.
9:30 p.m.: Historic Cemetery Walk, Springdale Cemetery, 600 W. Fifth St.

Thursday, June 11 – “Hilltop Day”
All Day: Free pool admission
at Clifty State Park*
11 a.m.-noon: Cemetery Walk, Baxter, Bayless and Monroe Cemeteries, 1500 Michigan Rd.
Noon: Big Hike Discovery Tour, Clifty Falls State Park*
4-7 p.m.: Sunrise Golf Course Open House & Cookout
6-8 p.m.: Open House at Clifty Six Fire & Rescue, 631 Clifty Dr.
6-9 p.m.: Cruisin’ Clifty Drive, with activities at area businesses

Music on the Hilltop at Jefferson Plaza
6 p.m.: Rok Box
7 p.m.: The Trouble With Boys (teen band)
9 p.m.: The Lec Zorn Project

Friday, June 12
All Day: King’s Daughters’ Hos-pital Foundation Golf Scramble
at Sunrise Golf Course, 2136 Michigan Rd.
11 a.m.: Wild Edibles Nature Program, Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center*
3 p.m.: Concert with Jenny Lind at Windle Auditorium, 500 West St.
4-8 p.m.: 1920s-1930s Car Show, Clifty Falls State Park North Gate*
5-10 p.m.: Block Party at 100-300 block of West Main Street with carnival games, food, music.
6 p.m.: “Music in the Park” with by Samesoul in the Main Street parking lot
6-8 p.m.: Open House at Downtown Firehouses: Fair Play #1 at 405 E. Main St.; Washington Fire Co. #2 at 104 W. Third St.; Western Fire Co. # 3 at 815 W. Main St.; and Walnut St. Fire Co. #4 at 424 Walnut St.
7 p.m.: Good to the Bone barbecue-eating contest, Main Street parking lot
7 p.m.: Madison’s Got Talent! Competition Finale at the Ohio Theatre
8 p.m.: Music by Slick River Rockets at Main Street parking lot

Saturday, June 13
10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Lanier Days and Historic Trades Fair
at Lanier Mansion**
10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Antique Tractors Show outside the JCHS Heritage Center, 615 W. First St.
10 a.m.: “Hog Wild” family hike, Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center*
1 p.m.: Vintage Baseball at American Legion Field, 201 State St.
2 p.m.: Snakes Alive!, Clifty Falls State Park Nature Center*
4-6 p.m.: Open House at Firehouse Station 5, 1825 Allen St.

Music at Rucker Sports Complex, 850 Green Rd.:
5 p.m.: Andrea Davidson
6 p.m.: Blues Devils
8 p.m.: Talent Show Winner
8:30 p.m.: Rusty Bladen
10 p.m.: Laser Light Show and Fireworks

Sunday, June 14 – “Flag Day”
Special services at historic churches
10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Lanier Days and Historic Trades Fair at Lanier Mansion**
11:30 a.m.: Praise Concert, Brown Gym, 150 Broadway St.
Noon-6 p.m.: Free Swim Day at Crystal Beach
2 p.m.: Old-Fashioned Spelling Bee at Hopewell Baptist Church, 3078 N. Thompson Rd. (ages 15-over)
2 p.m.: The Music of America, Brown Gym, 150 Broadway St.
4 p.m.: Closing Ceremony with community photos, flag-waving and birthday cake

Other events throughout the week:

• Meet the Bicentennial Characters at the Old-fashioned Chautauqua each afternoon at the Broadway Fountain.

• Free movies at the Ohio Theatre. Featuring Irene Dunne movies and movies about or made in Madison. Call (812) 273-4821 for movie schedule

• 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily: Tours of Madison’s Old Jail on the hour. Meet at the front door of the 911 office next to the Courthouse.

• 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily: Special traveling exhibit of 150 illustrations on President Abraham Lincoln on display at the Jefferson County Historical Society, 615 W. First St. Admission $2.

• The Madison Rotary Club is sponsoring an exhibit of items collected by former Mayor Al Huntington at the Seifert-Short Museum, 301 W. Broadway St.

• Madison Postmaster Michael Bowen has authorized a pictorial cancellation to commemorate the Madison Bicentennial. The cancellation will be available Monday, June 8, during Arts Day and at the Madison Post Office for 30 days.

• Artist Tiffany Black invites the public to help create a public mosaic on the Ohio Riverfront near the end of West Street on Arts Day, June 8. The mosaic will be based on a woodcut print by the late artist Harlan Hubbard. Work will go on each day.

• A book signing of the recently published history book, “Madison On the Ohio,” is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Friday, June 5, at Village Lights Bookstore, 110 E. Main St. Authors Camille Fife-Salmon and Ron Grimes will speak.

* = Admission fee
** = $2 combined admission

• For more details on these events, visit www.MadisonBicentennial.com.

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