March 2020 Calendar of Events
10: Wildflowers of Kentucky. Michael Pyles will explore the many species of wildflowers found in Kentucky and how to identify them. 6 p.m. at Trimble County Cooperative Extension Service, 43 High County Lane. Free. RSVP at (502) 255-7188.
14: Genealogy 101. Learn the basics of genealogy with this two-hour class. Registration is required. At the Trimble County Public Library meeting room, 35 Equity Dr. Free. (502) 255-7362.
27: Trivia Night. Bring your family and friends to compete against other groups for a free trivia night. For ages 12 and over with no registration necessary. 7 p.m. at the Trimble County Public Library meeting room, 35 Equity Dr. (502) 255-7362.
28: Riding the Underground Railroad. Free historical program about the Underground Railroad activity in the area by state historian Jeannie Dinius-Regan. 1 p.m. at the Trimble County Public Library, 35 Equity Dr. Free. (502) 255-7362.
24: Knife & Garden Tool Sharpening. 6 p.m. at the Trimble County Cooperative Extension Service, 43 High County Lane. Free. Please RSVP at (502) 255-7188.
31: Wildflower Walking Tour. Location to be determined and weather permitting. 1 p.m. Contact the Trimble County Cooperative Extension Service at (502) 255-7188.
13: Friday Live Tunes. Enjoy live music at Gen. Butler State Resort Park’s Port William’s Lounge. (502) 732-4384.
17: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Appetizer specials and Irish beer in Gen. Butler State Resort Park’s Port William’s Lounge during the day. (502) 732-4384.
28: General Butlers State Resort Park’s 5K. (502) 732-4384.
1-29: “Saturday Night Fever.” At Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr. For ticket and times call (812) 288-8281.
12: “Clover Leaf” 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk. 6:30 p.m. at Briar Hill Park. $30 registration fee. (502) 225-0655, ext. 5402.
7: Blue Oyster Cult in concert. 7 p.m. in the CenterStage Showroom at Belterra Casino Resort, 777 Belterra Dr. Tickets starting at $25. 1-888-235-8377.
28: War in concert. 7 p.m. at the CenterStage Showroom at Belterra Casino Resort, 777 Belterra Dr. Tickets starting at $30. 1-888-235-8377.
13: Scott Rogowsky. Part of the Hanover Enrichment Series. An evening of comedy and interactive trivia with the former host of the viral sensation “HQ Trivia.” 7 p.m. at Hanover College’s Fitzgibbon Recital Hall. Tickets $20 adults, students of all ages are free. Visit www.Hanover.edu/arts.
22: Commonwealth Brass Band. Presented by the Madison Performing Arts Foundation. 3-5 p.m. at the Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts, Hanover College. Free Concert. (812) 866-7000.
23: Book Group. The group will discuss this month’s book “Four Dead Queens” by Astric Scholte. 6-7:30 p.m. at the Hanover Branch of the Jefferson County Publi Library. Free. (812) 866-1470.
La Grange, KY
7: The Colonial Garden in Spring. Expert gardener Jan Jasper will get you excited about Spring and planting your garden as she presents her secrets and successes at the Horton Colonial Garden on the history centers campus. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Oldham County History Center, 106 N. Second Ave. Reservations encouraged. $10 per person. (502) 222-0826.
10-April 4: “What’s in Your Garden” Garden Art Show. Featuring Arts Association of Oldham County artists. Reception on March 19. At Gallery 104, 104 E. Main St. (502) 222-3822.
26: 14th Annual Blue Hydrangea Tea. 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 day of event and may be purchased online at www.Lagrangemainstreet.org or call (502) 269-0126.
28: Windy Meadows Do Derby Showcase. Boutiques, vendors and pop up shows for the latest fashion and Derby décor for a great cause. 6:30 p.m. at 1309 Bluegrass Parkway. 502-693-4203.
7: Little River Band in concert. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the Lawrenceburg Event Center, 91 Walnut St. 7:30 p.m. performance. For tickets call 1-800-322-8198 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
14: “Luck of the Irish.” Presented by Main Street Aurora with Dancing on Main. 7-10:30 p.m. 228 Second St. $5 admission. Dinner is served by the Lions club for $7, with all proceeds going to Relay for Life. (812) 926-1100.
28: Motley Crue’s Vince Neil. “The Legacy Continues Tour” at the Lawrenceburg Event Center, 91 Walnut St. Doors open at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performance. 1-800-322-8198 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
1-28: “My Old Kentucky Murder Mystery.” Presented by Whodunnit Inc. of Kentucky. Seating at 6:30 p.m. with the show at 7 p.m. at Bristol Bar & Grille downtown, 614 W. Main St. Reserve at (502) 538-4100 or visit www.whodunnitky.com.
5: Kentucky Derby Festival Unveiled. The first official Kentucky Derby Festival event of 2019. 5-8 p.m. at Mellwood Art Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave. Poster signing will take place at the event. Tickets $40 - $70. (502) 584-FEST or www.kdf.org.
6: Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop. 5-11 p.m. in downtown Louisville. (502) 583-1671.
7: First Farm Distillery Day. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Dr. Admission $9 adults, $8 seniors, $4 ages 12 and under. Admission includes a tour of the historic house and outbuildings. (502) 897-9845 or visit www.locustgrove.com.
7: Shamrocked Bar Crawl at 4th St. Live! Compete in a St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl. Drink specials. Live entertainment from 4-8 p.m. Register at wwwTicketfly.com.
11: Irish Classic 10K. E.P. Tom Sawyer Park to host this 27th annual event. 9 a.m. race start. Register 7-8:30 a.m. Entry fee $30-$40. (502) 429-7270.
13-22: “Gasping Whiteness.” A play presented by Theatre 502 and written by Will MacAdams. 111 N. Wenzel St. Visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4537081 for show times.
14: St. Patrick’s Day Parade. 3-6 p.m. on Bardstown Road in the Highlands. Sponsored by the Ancient order of Hibernians. Free. The 38th annual parade will begin at Baxter and Broadway and travels south to Windsor Avenue. Visit www.LouisvilleIrish.com.
25: Rodes City Run 10K. 8 a.m. at Second and Broadway streets. Entry fee $25-$45. (502) 753-1020. Visit www.RodesCityRun.com.
27: Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop. 6-10:30 p.m. Visit www.fatfridayhop.org.
1-31: Youth Art Show. Art from Madison area high school artists exhibiting their work at Art on Main gallery, 309 W. Main St. Reception at 6 p.m. on March 9. Prizes will be awarded at reception. Free. (812) 265-2923.
4, 11, 18, 29: Ladies of Lanier Tour. Celebrate Women’s History Month with a tour focused on the lives of the wives and daughters of James Lanier on Wednesdays in March. 7-9 p.m. at the Lanier Mansion, 601 W. First St. $12 for members, $15 for non-members. Registration required. (812) 265-3526
6-8: Girls Weekend! Gather together for a weekend of fun in downtown Madison. For more information visit www.madisonmainstreet.com.
6: Senior Dance with Steel Country. 6 p.m. at Brown Gym on Broadway. Presented by Madison Senior Citizens. $5 per person. (812) 265-4758.
6: Nicole Simental. Concert Organist. Presented by the Madison Performing Arts Foundation. 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 416 Vine St. Free Concert. (812) 265-2331
6 - April 4: Jefferson County Park Hop. A countywide scavenger hunt where kids can win prizes as they explore parks and nature preserves in Jefferson County. Download your Passport (with clues) at https://oakheritageconservancy.org/findparks/park-hop.
7: Deal with the Dealer & Spring Open House. Find thousands of items available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lumber Mill Antique Mall in Madison and Persnickety Antiques and Flea Market in Hanover. (812) 273-3040.
7: Clifty Falls Waterfall Hike. 2 p.m. This hike is a part of the Clifty Falls Centennial Hike Series to take place once a month through November. (812) 273-0609.
7: Bluegrass Music. Presented by Jefferson County Goodwill Conservation Club. Free Admission and all musicians are welcome to come jam. 5 p.m. at 1041 N. Walnut St. (812) 265-2707.
8: Celtic Seisium at Off Broadway Taproom. 1-5 p.m. All are welcome to play, learn a few new Irish songs or sit and enjoy the show. 218 E. Main St.
10: Celtic Seisium at the History Center. 6-8 p.m. 615 W. First Street.
10: Girls Inc. “She Knows Where She’s Going” Luncheon. Noon at The Livery Stable, 313 Broadway St. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. Individual ticket $30. Full and half table sponsorships are available. (812) 265-5863.
12: OVCS Movie Night featuring “My Left Foot”. 6:30-9 p.m. at Red Bicycle Hall, 125 E. Main St. (812) 273-3755.
13: Taste of Ireland Trolley Crawl. Enjoy Irish dishes and brews at five participating crawl stops from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person. 1-800-559-2956.
13: Senior Dance with Paul Boggs. 6 p.m. at Moose Lodge Family Center1340 Michigan Rd. Presented by Madison Senior Citizens. $5 per person. (812) 265-4758.
13-14: Complaint Department and Lemonade. Presented by Shawe Memorial Jr. – Sr. High School Theatre Department. Shows begin at 7 p.m. at Shawe Memorial Jr. – Sr. High School, 201 W. State St. Tickets available at the door. $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for children 5 and under. (812) 493-6003.
14: Irish Road-Bowling. Madison’s Irish Heritage continues with this classic game for the whole family. Downtown road course starts at Heritage Trail at Vaughn Drive, Finishes at West Second Street. Prizes, instruction, lots of fun! 2-5 p.m. (812) 801-7572.
14: Joan Shelley in concert. Presented by the Kindred Folk Society from 8-11:30 p.m. at Red Bicycle Hall, 125 E. Main St. Tickets $20-$25 and available at the door on online at www.eventbrite.com. (812) 273-3755.
15: OVCS Sunday Afternoon Tea. Enjoy Irish Teas and snacks. Open to the public, no charge but donations are appreciated. 1-4 p.m. Red Bicycle Hall, 125 E. Main St. (812) 274-2707.
20: Senior Dance with Family and Friends. 6 p.m. at Brown Gym on Broadway Street. Presented by Madison Senior Citizens. $5 per person. (812) 265-4758.
20: Deadline to order Native Wildflowers. Jefferson County Pollinator Action Group’s Native Plant Sale. (812) 265-7609.
Thomas Family Winery events:
1-17: Madison’s St. Paddy’s Party. Madison discovers its Irish Heritage. Art showings, teas, symposiums, movies, Road Bowling, food, dancers, and pipers. 1: The Jeremiahs. A Fireside Series Night. Highly acclaimed group from Ireland on a North American tour, 5 p.m. 7: Guilderoy Byrne. Classy Celtic band from Kentucky, 8-11 p.m. 14: Clocgheann. Traditional Celtic folks, mixing ballads with fiddle, 8-11 p.m. 17: Madison’s St. Paddy’s Party. Food, fun, culture, prizes. Dinner at 5 p.m. St. Patrick’s Music by The Ragged Arse Tinkers at 7 p.m. 28: Greg and Kriss. 8 p.m. At Thomas Family Winery, 208 E. Second St. (812) 273-3755
Village Lights Bookstore Events:
7: Live Music. Local folk musician John Sheckler, dulcimer. 1-3 p.m. 10: Freethinkers Book Club. Freethinkers from the area will discuss “Beyond Contempt” by Erica Etelson. 6-8 p.m. 21: Book Signing for “To Be Hoosiers: Historic Stories of Character & Fortitude,” by Ray E. Boomhower. The senior editor of the Indiana Historical Society Press will be in front of the store signing his latest book from 1-3 p.m. 27-28: Rock ‘N’ Read Around The Clock. A part of the NEA’s Read Across America campaign, Village Lights will host their annual 24-hour reading marathon and children’s book drive starting at 6 p.m. on Friday. Sign up for one or more 30-minute intervals. Donation books may be dropped off anytime and those wishing to purchase their donations at Village Lights will receive a discount. 28: Live Music in the Twain Room. Tom Schneider on piano. Noon-3 p.m. At Village Lights Bookstore, 110 East Main St. (812) 265-1800.
Rising Sun, IN
14-15: Spring Craft Market at the Museum. Presented by the Ohio County Historical Society from 11 a.m - 5 p.m. 212 South Walnut Street Rising Sun, Ind. (812) 438-4915.
6-8: Ye Olde Central House Textile Art Show. Central House, 3690 W. Main St. Napoleon, Ind. 5-9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday; noon - 4 p.m. Sunday. (812) 689-7431.
13-15: Kentucky Crafted Market. One-of-a-kind arts extravaganza featuring art, crafts, music, books, specialty food and more. At Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena in Lexington, Ky. 1-888-833-2787.
14-15: Stella Di Luce Art Show: A Celebration of Art and Wine. 1-5 p.m. Saturday; noon - 5 p.m. Sunday at Huber Winery Plantation Hall, 19816 Huber Rd. in Borden, Ind. (812) 923-9463.
26: Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show. Presented by Macy’s. See the latest spring styles, outfits and accessories from your favorite national brands and local boutiques. Must be 21 or older. Ticket information at: www.eventbrite.com. At Caesar's Southern Indiana, 11999 Casino Center Dr. – Southeast Showroom, Elizabeth, Ind. (866) 676-7463.
28: Ye Olde Central House Spring Tea. Enjoy scones, sandwiches, desserts and more starting at 1 p.m. at the Central House, 3690 W. Main St., Napoleon, Ind. (812) 689-7431.