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Madison Family Fun in May

Madison Family Fun in May

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Happy May, Madison! The weather is great and my family is itching to get outside after so much rain. Your kids, like mine, are probably counting down to the end of the school year. Below you’re sure to find lots of indoor and outdoor activities to keep your family busy this month.

Don’t Forget

  • Registration for Madison Patriots Football and Cheerleading is open. More info here.
  • Registration for Madison Youth Football and Cheer is open. More info here.
  • Interested in summer swim team? Check with your community pool for registration information. Madison Dolphins tryouts are April 29 – May 1st.
  • AYSO Fall Soccer registration runs May through June. More info here.
  • May 20 is Graduation Day for Bob Jones and James Clemens High Schools.
  • The last day of school for Madison City is May 23. This is a half day for students.
  • Memorial Day is May 27. City offices will be closed for the holiday.
  • Madison City Schools Board of Education really wants to hear from you – what do you think about the details shared about potential new middle & elementary schools? Give your feedback here.

Weekly Events in Madison, Alabama

Free GED Classes

Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30 pm
Cost: Free
Asbury Farmhouse | More Info

As part of Asbury’s Imagine Initiative, we are partnering with Drake State Community and Technical College which offers free GED classes at the Asbury Farmhouse. Classes meet on Monday and Wednesday nights from 5:30-8:30pm and include free childcare and a meal before each class. Click here to fill out the interest form and we will be in touch to connect you with Drake State.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Mondays at 10:30 & Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Cost: Free
Madison Hospital | More Info
Breastfeeding support impacts breastfeeding success. If you’re a new mom dedicated to breastfeeding, join us for a weekly support group meeting.
• Ongoing support from Certified Lactation Consultants
• Answers to questions and solutions to common problems
• Weight checks with infant scales
• Celebrate with other new moms who are also meeting their goals

Madison City Chess League Weekly Meeting

Mondays from 6:15 – 7:45 pm
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

Kids K-12th grade who know how to play chess are welcome.

Free ESL Classes

Tuesdays 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Hope Building Rooms J216, H213/215
Wednesdays 6:00-7:30 pm, Faith Building Room F021
Cost: Free
Asbury UMC | More Info

You can learn English for free! Call us at 256.837.0365 or email the class instructor, Jackie Norton at
Aprende Inglés gratis! Tel: 256.837.0365, o enviar por correo electrónico el instructor de la clase

Toddler Storytime

Tues-Thurs (May 1-2, 7-9) at 9:30 am
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

Music, fingerplays, and stories are all part of this 15-20 minute program for tots and their caregivers. Music and coloring follow. Ages 1-3.

Preschool Storytime

Tues-Thurs (May 1-2, 7-9) at 10:30 am
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

Preschoolers and their caregivers will sing, dance, listen, and learn in this 25-30 minute program which features a different theme each week. Ages 3-5.

Trivia Night

Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 pm
Cost: Free
Rocket Republic Brewing Company | More Info

Rocket Republic Brewing Company, in conjunction with the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, hosts a weekly family friendly trivia night. Food and drinks are available to purchase, but it’s free to play trivia and all ages are welcome.

Madison City Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Cost: Free admission, bring $ to shop!
Trinity Baptist Church | More Info

Every Saturday local farmers and artisan makers bring their fresh produce, meats, cheeses, coffee, flowers & herbs, breads, eggs, and hand-made items to sell. Sometimes there’s live music!

Maker Space Studio Orientation

May 1, 6:00-7:00 pm
May 10, 10:30-11:30 am
May 14, 6:00-7:00 pm
May 20, 1:00-2:00 pm
May 31, 10:30-11:30 am
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

There’s a lot for teens and adults to see and do at The Studio, so get started by attending orientation to the Madison Library Makerspace! In this weekly program for we’ll introduce and demonstrate 3D printing, CNC machining, creative design software, and other Studio equipment. We will also cover mandatory safety training and go over ideas for future projects. Once you’ve been introduced, you can come back and get to know The Studio even better.

Madison City School Board Meetings

May 7 & 21, 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Central Office Board Room | More Info

Regular school board meeting – it’s always a good idea to pop in and see what’s happening at Madison City Schools.

Madison City Council Meetings

May 13 & 28, 6:00-9:00 pm
Cost: Free
City Hall Council Chambers | More Info

The regular city council meeting times are a great way to learn what’s going on in your neighborhood.

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Special Events in Madison, Alabama

Teen Advisory Group

May 1, 4:00-5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

Teens can make the library a better place by sharing your ideas!

Family Movie Night

May 3, 7:30 pm
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

Join us on the patio of the Madison Public Library for family movie nights this spring! Tonight’s show will be Captain Underpants.

Kids Workshop: Blooming Art

May 4, 9:00 AM – Noon
Cost: Free
Home Depot | More Info

Make Mom’s day with a handmade blooming art piece. In this hands-on workshop you and your child can discuss the art of patience as you build a blooming work of art to gift or put on display. Once it is built, your child can decorate it with paint.

Free Comic Book Day

May 4, 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Haven Comics | More Info

Free Comic Book Day 2019 is on Saturday, May 4th, and it’s going to be incredible! Haven will have free comics for everyone who walks through the door, with great comics for all ages! Come out in your favorite cosplay and enter our cosplay contest too! We’re also hosting our annual Food Drive for Manna House. Every qualifying item you bring in (no foods past their expiration dates, please!) earns you one ticket into our always awesome raffle for some pretty spectacular prizes, so bring in as much as you can to earn as many entries as possible.

Family Storytime

May 4, 10:30 am
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

Join Ms. Lisa for this all-ages special storytime with music, stories, a craft, and more!

CFA’s May the Fourth Be With You

May 4, all day
Cost: Free
Chick-Fil-A Madison | More Info

Dress as your favorite intergalactic hero or villain and receive a free entree.

Kid Safe Seminar

May 4, 12:00-1:00 pm
Cost: Free, registration required
Alexander Martial Arts | More Info

The Kid Safe Seminar is a FREE Community Event that is designed to help kids learn to make safe choices. We address topics including: the red-yellow-green light of safety, appropriate stranger interaction, and more. Join us to learn more about empowering kids to make safe choices.

Teen Trivia

May 4, 2:00-3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

Compete game show-style in teams of up to 4. Bring your own team or we’ll find one for you. Prizes awarded! Snacks provided. Questions? email Ms Lisa at

The Garden Club of Madison presents a Tour of Outdoor Classrooms

May 5, 1:45-6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Locations Below | More Info

The Madison Sesquicentennial Committee felt it appropriate to look forward as Madison’s students learn about their environment and conservation through this unique opportunity provided by these Madison City Schools Outdoor Classrooms.
1:45 – 2:30 PM Horizon Elementary
2:45 – 3:15 PM Madison Elementary
3:30 – 4:15 PM James Clemens High
4:30 – 5:00 PM Liberty Middle
5:00 – 6:00 PM Rotary Club of Madison reception at the Madison Library Children’s Garden

Tween Time

May 5 & 19, 2:00-4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

Tweens (ages 10-13) unite! We’ll meet in the program room twice each month to enjoy crafts, games, and /or activities plus a snack.

Nonfiction Connection

May 6, 4:00-5:00 pm
Cost: Free, registration required
Madison Public Library | More Info

Each month at our Nonfiction Connection meetings, school age children (K-5th grades) are invited to explore a different subject with books, activities & crafts. RSVP required. For more information contact Miss Teresa ( or 256-461-0046.

Baby Storytime

May 6, 9:30 am
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

Come sing, play, read and rhyme with your baby! Learn new signs with your baby each month. After 15-20 minute storytime, babies and their caregivers enjoy playtime.

Play D&D at 2nd&C

May 8 & 22, 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
2nd and Charles | More Info
Come join us for our bi-weekly D&D night! The event runs every other Wednesday night from 6 – 9 p.m.! We normally start playing around 7 with the hour before for character generation for new players! Right now we are about to enter the TOMB OF ANNIHILATION! New and old players of all ages are always welcome!

Time Out Book Club

May 9, 12:00-1:00 pm
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

Love YA books? Do you like to eat food? This month in book club we are reading “The Sun is Also a Star” by Nicola Yoon, and we are bringing Korean food.

Homeschool Skate

May 10, 12:00-3:00 pm
Cost: $4
Insanity Skate Park | More Info

Attention All Homeschool Groups! The second Friday of each month we invite all Homeschool Groups to come to Insanity Complex for $4 Roller Skate (includes rental) and $4 Concession Combo. For more information please call 256-319-0000/ext.1026.

Madison History with John Rankin

May 12, 2:00-4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

Join Madison’s resident historical expert John Rankin for a series of talks at the library. Mr. Rankin will share his extensive knowledge about the history of Madison and its local families.

American Girl Book Club

May 13, 4:00-5:00 pm
May 20, 4:00-5:00 pm
Cost: Free, registration required
Madison Public Library | More Info

Attention all elementary school-aged girls who like the American Girl © books or dolls! Our American Girl for May is Nanea. Book club members should read Growing Up With Aloha , or have someone read the book to them, before our meeting so that they can participate in the discussion. Girls may bring a doll to our meeting, but a doll isn’t mandatory. Registration is required to ensure that we have enough materials – call 256-461-0046 or email Teresa at

Teen Ukelele Club

May 14 & 28, 4:00-5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

Come jam with us! No experience necessary, all levels welcome. Snacks will be served. Bring your own ukulele. A limited supply of instruments will be available at the program.

Madison Parks & Rec Greenway Trails Tour

May 15, 6:30-7:30 pm
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

Join Madison City Parks and Rec as they highlight the area’s beautiful greenway trails.

Family Movie Night

May 17, 7:30 pm
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

Join us on the patio of the Madison Public Library for family movie nights this spring! Tonight’s show will be Shrek.

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Family Painting Class

May 18, 10:30-11:30 am
Cost: Free, registration required
Madison Public Library | More Info

Join us for Family Painting Class the third Saturday of each month! Space is limited, so reserve your spot online early. We are painting an American flag in honor of Memorial Day.

Brownies and Board Games

May 18, 2:00-3:30 pm
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

Join us for a quick break from studying for finals! Play your favorite classic board games or find a new favorite!

Roller Derby Double Header

April 18, 4:00 pm
Cost: Free—$15
Insanity Complex | More Info
Rocket City Rebels play at 4:30 and the Dixie Derby Girls take on the Muscogee Roller Girls at 7:00pm. This month’s charity partner is United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville & Tennessee Valley. Get tickets online in advance & skip the line!
Adults $12 in Advance, $15 at the door
Kids 7-12, $3
Kids under 7, FREE
Season Passes $80

Kids Night Out

May 18, 6:00 pm
Cost: Members $10/child, Non-Members $15/child
Hogan YMCA | More Info

Kids ages 4- 12 years old can enjoy four hours of food, fun and games while parents are away! There will be pizza dinner, games, swimming and friends. KNO is the third Saturday of every month at the Hogan Family YMCA!

Movie in the Park

May 18, gates open at 7:30, movie starts at dark
Cost: Free
Dublin Soccer Field #1 | More Info

Tonight’s movie is Kicking and Screaming. Bring your chairs & blankets!


May 21, 6:00-7:00 pm
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

Join us for LEGO club. No reservation is necessary, but we’ll only have supplies while they last!

Intro to 3D Printing

May 22, 6:00-7:30 pm
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

Join us in The Studio to learn the basics of 3D Printing, and how to use the library’s 3D printers. This course will cover where and how to find or make 3D models, the parts of the 3D Printer, and how to get started 3D printing.

Teen Gaming

May 23, 12:00-3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

Come celebrate! School’s out! Play one of our Switch games, or go old school with something like Jenga or Monopoly. Pizza provided.

Jr. Mad Scientists

May 23, 4:00-5:00 pm
Cost: Free, registration required
Madison Public Library | More Info

Join other science loving kids Grades K-2 for science themed activities!

Preschool Crafts

May 24, 10:30 am
Cost: Free
Madison Public Library | More Info

Join preschoolers and their caregivers for fun crafts once a month!

Tinkergarten Trial Classes

May 25, 10:00-11:45 am
May 26, 2:00-3:15 pm
Cost: Free
Creekwood Park | More Info

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. Designed for children ages 18 months-8 years.

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