Category Archives: Events

Events occurring in and around Madison County, KY.

Community Art Show

Berea Arts Council

Exhibit Your Art at the Berea Arts Councils 2012 Community Art Show April 20 – May 19, 2012

All residents of Berea and the surrounding area are invited to exhibit their artwork in a Community Art Show. This annual event showcases the artwork of both professional and non-professional artists. All skill levels are welcome in this non-juried show and there is no entry fee to participate.

Guidelines & Application:

Pick up at:  Berea Arts Council, on College Square, 116 Main St.
Download at:

Berea Blood Drive

Only With YOU can KY Blood Center supply the nearly 70 hospitals and clinics in central and eastern Kentucky with the blood products they need.

KBC needs an average of 400 donors per day in order to meet those needs. Wont you be one of our heroes and donate blood at your next community blood drive?

Madison Co Berea Community Blood Drive
Tues March 20th, 11am-5pm
At First Christian Church
(206 Chestnut St, Berea)
in Fellowship Hall

*Photo ID required.
Appointments are recommended. Walk-ins will gladly be accepted as space allows.
Schedule your donation time online at or call KBC at 800.775.2522.

Adopt -a- Highway Groups to Clean Kentucky Roadsides


Lexington, Ky. (March 15, 2012) – Volunteers will be out in force next week to spring clean District 7 highways. The Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces that Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week will be March 18-24.

“The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates the efforts of our Adopt-a-Highway volunteers who help keep our highways and communities beautiful and litter-free,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said.

Nearly 800 groups participate in Kentucky”s Adopt-a-Highway program, which was established in 1988. Volunteers clean approximately 5,100 miles of roadside annually, setting an example of responsible environmental stewardship.

The Adopt-a-Highway program promotes public environmental awareness and supports tourism. The program also creates a partnership between citizens, Continue reading Adopt -a- Highway Groups to Clean Kentucky Roadsides

First Statewide Bullying Prevention Symposium

Bullying Symposium

With schools reporting increased numbers of bullying incidents, all stakeholders involved in education need to learn how to identify and manage the various types of threats. Nationwide, bullying reports have grown annually, fueled by the inescapable reach of the Internet.

This inaugural Bullying Prevention Symposium will feature experts in bullying and cyberbullying prevention. Presenters will address signs of bullying, bullying in athletics, youth risk online, positive online behavior, and Continue reading First Statewide Bullying Prevention Symposium

Three Crowns – One spectacular night!

Miss Berea Area 2012

& Miss Berea Outstanding Teen Pageant

Three Crowns – One spectacular night!

Madison Southern Auditorium

Madison Southern HS – 279 Glades Rd. – Berea, KY

March 17th



Little Miss Berea Pageant

March 17th


Berea Woman to Sing Sunday with Ensemble

Les Jongleurs, a select 15-member choir featuring Letha Hembree of Berea and singers from Richmond, Lexington and Georgetown, will perform Sunday at First Christian Church at the corner of Main Street and Lancaster Avenue in Richmond.

The 3 p.m. concert features sacred music, including Renaissance, African-American spirituals, early American hymns, contemporary and gospel music. Joining Les Jongleurs are the Madison Brass, directed by Dr. Patrick Tuck, and the Overtones quartet.

Admission is free, but donations to a local charity will be accepted.

Reading & Book Signing By Charles Bracelen Flood & Keven McQueen

Charles Bracelen Flood & Keven McQueen

The Richmond Area Arts Council Presents a reading and book signing by authors Charles Bracelen Flood and Keven McQueen.

Authors Charles Bracelen Flood and Keven McQueen have several qualities in common. Both are superlatively
gifted historians who inform their readers while keeping them immensely entertained. Each writes in a style that drives his readers forward, hungering for each new chapter. When it comes to subject matter, Madison Countians Flood and McQueen are quite different.

Flood is known for documenting the lives of well known historical figures in ways others have not. McQueen favors bringing to light tales of obscure and Continue reading Reading & Book Signing By Charles Bracelen Flood & Keven McQueen

Lighthouse Baptist Church Hosting Gospel Singing Group The Cross Carriers

The Cross Carriers

The Cross Carriers are from Daleville, Indiana. The group consists of Gene, His wife, Trula and her cousin Don. As a group the Cross Carriers have been traveling for over 31 years, We traveled for 23 of those years with Dons father Don Sr. When he left the group his son Don, and our daughter Sarah joined. About five years ago Sarah left the group. Trula and I have two daughters, Jacinna and Sarah. Jacinna is marrid to Monty, and they have two Continue reading Lighthouse Baptist Church Hosting Gospel Singing Group The Cross Carriers

Family Fun Night at Michael Caudill Middle School

STEM Infusion

STEM Infusion Family Fun Night
For 6th and 7th grade students
Friday, March 9
6 to 10 p.m.
B. Michael Caudill Middle School
Open to ANY Madison County Schools 6th or 7th grade student
and his/her adult guest (must be at least 20 years old)
Limited to first 30 pairs signed up.
Student must be accompanied by an adult.

STEM Activities will take place from 7 to 9 p.m.
Challenge and Showcase will take place from 9 to 10 p.m.
Dress is casual.
Join Madison County Schools as we launch our STEM Infusion activities for the school year with some great Fun, Food and Prizes!

For additional information, please contact Steve Marionneaux at Continue reading Family Fun Night at Michael Caudill Middle School

Kentucky Literacy Celebration Week


Kentucky Literacy Celebration is a result of collaboration among several literacy/education institutions and Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear. The intent of the event is to highlight literacy in Kentucky, celebrate the accomplishments and focus on the challenges we still face as a state. The week of March 5-9, 2012, has been set aside for this second annual statewide event. The week will be marked by a number of activities and announcements.

How you may get involved:
• Visit Kentucky Literacy Celebration website:

• Visit Kentucky Literacy Celebration Facebook page and “Like” the page

• Follow Kentucky Literacy Celebration on Twitter: @KyLiteracy

• Support the local events

o Kentucky Literacy Celebration Kickoff at Capitol Rotunda March 2nd at Continue reading Kentucky Literacy Celebration Week

Renfro Valley Begins 73rd Season

Renfro Valley

The month of March ushers in the 73rd season at “Kentucky’s Country Music Capital!” Renfro Valley Entertainment Center will raise the curtain on another season beginning Friday, March 2nd with the popular “Front Porch Pickin’ Show” in the Old Barn Theater. As this popular musical complex inches closer to its Diamond Anniversary in 2014, Renfro Valley is a Kentucky landmark that continues to stay true to the rich musical heritage that was started by its founder John Lair.

In February, Renfro Valley started out by holding open auditions for hopefuls to be a part of the Renfro Valley Shows during the 2012 season. “I want to thank all the 124 contestants that came out and performed their talent to our esteemed panel of judges” said Vicki Kidd, Renfro Valleys President/CEO. “This was not an easy task, but judges narrowed their search down to what we feel is some of the best musicians and singers in this region to represent Renfro Valley” adds Kidd. Guests will see this new talent along with many returning familiar faces on shows like Continue reading Renfro Valley Begins 73rd Season

Kentucky 2012 Wild Turkey Spring Hunting Seasons


Youth-Only Season: The youth-only hunting weekend opens on the first Saturday in April. This year the season dates are April 7-8. The youth-only hunting weekend is open to hunters 15 years of age or younger.

General Statewide Season: The general season opens on the Saturday closest to April 15 and lasts 23 days. This year the season dates are April 14-May 6.

Shooting Hours: Shooting hours for the spring turkey seasons are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. However, hunters may be in the field before and after shooting hours.

Bag Limits: A hunter may take a male turkey or a turkey with a Continue reading Kentucky 2012 Wild Turkey Spring Hunting Seasons

Celebrate National Nutrition Month in March

Parks & Recreation

Celebrate National Nutrition Month in March! Healthy Plates + Healthy Exercise = 1 Healthy & Happy Person!

Berea Parks & Recreation offers Group Fitness Classes @ Russel Acton Folk Center Monday – Thursday evenings at 5:45pm! We have got Cardio Tone, Zumba, Cardio Body Pump, Turbo Melt or Indoor Cycling!

Call Berea Parks & Recreation for more details 986-9402 or visit our webpage: