Prolong "That Summer Feeling" With These Great Events In Madison This Weekend!

Party at the Grassy Strip! The biggest antiques show of the year! Civil War exhibit! Final outdoor concert on the town green! And, coming up soon ... the digital bookmobile, scarecrows, senate debates and more ...


This information was provided by the Madison Chamber of Commerce:

It's hard to believe that a year ago we were battening down the hatches in anticipation of Irene.  It's also hard to believe that school in Madison starts on Monday and that Labor Day weekend is right around the corner.  

One way to prolong that "Summer Feeling" is to attend the Grassy Strip Music Series this evening at the Madison Beach Hotel

Open to Shoreline area neighbors and hotel guests of all ages, the GRASSY STRIP Music and Art Series is a complimentary celebration of live music performances along with a selection of regional artisans including painters, potters, jewelers, woodcrafters and a variety of others showcasing their talents.  Tonight, enjoy the music of Amber Rubarth, a singer-songwriter and composer, who will be performing her line-up of her melodic tunes with a full band. Rubarth, who has become a fixture in New York's indie scene, was named "#1 Best of NYC Songwriter," by Deli Magazine last year and grand prize winner of NPR's Mountain Stage New Song Contest.


The Biggest Antiques Show of the Year, sponsored by the Madison Historical Society, takes place on Saturday, August 25 from 9am until 4pm on the Madison Green.  Up to 90 unique dealers will display their wares, there will be jewelry appraisals for $5 per item, and a GREAT variety of food! The show is a benefit for the Madison Historical Society.  Admission: $7 (under 13 free).


Saturday is also the last official date of the Historical Society's exhibit entitled  The Civil War:  At Home and At Arms at Lee's Academy on the Green from 11 to 4.  This exhibit is Madison's contribution to the national sesquicentennial observance of the Civil War, telling the story of the town's involvement in the War through photographs, documents, letters, diaries, and objects from the MHS collection and the Charlotte Evarts archive. Arranged around three themes--conflict, sacrifice, and commemoration--the exhibit offers a close-up view`of the political, social, and economic character of Madison before, during, and after the war.    


Sunday evening marks the final Outdoor Concert on the Green sponsored by the Madison Beach & Recreation Department.   

The rollicking LARRY STEVENS BAND 

will perform from 6 to 8pm.  Pack up a picnic, bring a blanket or lawn chair, put on your dancing shoes (or kick them off) and head on down for an evening of great music & fun on the Madison Town Green.

The Scranton Memorial Library and The Guilford Free Library present The DIGITAL Bookmobile on the Madison Green on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29th from 12 to 6.  Learn how to download e-books for free with your Library card.  
*Watch interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos for readers of all ages.
*Visit the Gadget Gallery with Kindle, iPod Touch, Nook, BlackBerry & more
*Library staff from the the  Scranton Library and Guilford Free Library will be on hand to answer your e-book questions.
*Check out this high-tech update of the bookmobile which is traveling coast-to-coast: a 74-foot long tractor-trailer with broadband internet PCs and a premium sound system. No appointments necessary.

Questions? Call the Scranton Memorial Library in Madison at   

(203) 245-7365.    



Madison Chamber of Commerce-sponsored

Upcoming Events...more information to follow. 

Tuesday, September 12, 5:30-7:30pm:
Business With a Twist at Essex Savings Bank

Saturday, September 15, 9-4:
Outdoor Antiques Show on the Madison Green

Wednesday, September 19, noon:
Women in Business Networking Lunch

October 6-26:
Scarecrows Invade Madison!  Businesses, civic organizations, classrooms, families & individuals invited to participate.
$25 per scarecrow submission. 

Tuesday, October 16, 7pm:
State Senate Candidates' debate
Woodwinds, Branford
Sponsored by Centershore Chambers Government Relations Committee

Friday, October 26:
Masquerade Ball at the Madison Winter Club. 

Thursday, November 29:
Ladies Shopping Night...Sip, Shop & Stroll

Sunday, December 2:
Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting. 

January, 2013:
Madison Restaurant Week

March, 2013:
Fashion Affair Scholarship Fundraiser


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