Friday, Jan. 20

Auction Items

on Display

Works by area artists and other items collected by the Rural Alliance for the Arts for the Art ... Etc. Auction are on display Jan. 20 to Feb. 3 at the Batesville public library. The auction is Saturday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. at Bee Active Gym School. The evening includes a buffet dinner and cash bar. Advance tickets at $25 each: 933-9940 or 933-0736. Tickets also are available for $30 at the door.

VFW Dinner

Meat loaf, fish and shrimp dinners will be served Friday, Jan. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars post home for members and guests.

Spaghetti Supper

The Sport Coat Jazz Explosion performs at the Batesville High School Band spaghetti supper Friday, Jan. 20, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria before the Batesville vs. Lawrenceburg basketball game. Menu: spaghetti with meat or vegetable sauce, bread and various salads, desserts and drinks. Carryouts available. Tickets, available from any band member or at the door, are $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. Info: Penny Ruf, 934-6036.

K of C Dinner

The Batesville Knights of Columbus Friday meal Jan. 20, serving from 5 to 8 p.m., will be baked or fried cod or fried chicken and choice of potato, soup and salad bar. Carryouts available.



Saturday, Jan. 21

Extension Craft Day

The St. Maurice Extension Homemakers will host a Craft Day Saturday, Jan. 21. Attendees will learn how to make a weather forecaster, pottery, greeting cards, bows, purses and more. Soup and sandwich lunch and door prizes. Activities start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. Attendees can attend part or all of the day. Lunch reservations: Evelyn Kramer, (812) 663-6737. Snow date is Jan. 28.

Insurance Meeting

The annual meeting of the Local Farmers Mutual Fire and Lightning Insurance Co. will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at St. Peters United Church of Christ hall, Stumpke’s Corner. All patrons may attend. Info: (812) 623-4846.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Bowl-A-Thon

East Bowl, Batesville, will conduct a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Bowl-A-Thon Saturday, Jan. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. for individual bowlers. League bowlers may participate during the preceding week. Sponsor forms are available at East Bowl. Proceeds benefit the Memphis, Tenn., hospital that aids children with cancer and catastrophic diseases. Info: Dan Franks, 934-4211 or www.stjude.org.

Red Hat Ladies

Outing Deadline

The Red Hat Ladies of Batesville will be travelling to Orlando, Fla., March 5-11 on Crosswell Motorcoach. Payment of $399 per person is due by Jan. 21. Make check payable to Crosswell and mail to Eleen Weisenbach. Info: 934-3484.

Benefit Concert

The Batesville-based Woodsmen Quartet will perform a benefit concert Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. at Freewill Baptist Church, Negangard’s Corner. Freewill offering. Proceeds will aid the rebuilding of Freewill Baptist Church, Hazard, Ky., which recently burnt down.



Sunday, Jan. 22

Breakfast

in Oldenburg

Knights of St. John, Hamburg, will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast at the former Holy Family school cafeteria Sunday, Jan. 22, from 7 a.m. to noon. Freewill donation. Raffle follows.

Stillboard and

Trap Shoot

The Tri-Township Conservation Club will host a stillboard and trap shoot Sunday, Jan. 22, starting at 11 a.m. Shells and refreshments will be available. Prizes: meat and money.

American Legion Stillboard Shoot

Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271 will host a stillboard shoot Sunday, Jan. 22, starting at noon. Refreshments will be sold. Prizes: meats and money.



Monday, Jan. 23

Republican Women’s Club Meeting

The Ripley County Republican Women’s Club will meet at the Osgood Town Hall Monday, Jan. 23. Soup and sandwiches served at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting follows at 7.

Dreams Workshop Early Registration Deadline

Sister Olga Wittekind, OSF, Jungian analyst and therapist, will lead a workshop on “Dreams: Is God Trying to Get Your Attention?” Saturday, Feb. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Early registration fee: $45 ($55 after Jan. 23). Info: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.



Tuesday, Jan. 24

Day of Reflection

Sister Patty Campbell, OSF, will facilitate a day of reflection called “Our Choice: Blessed or Stressed” Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45 (includes lunch) for early registration and $55 after Jan. 10. Info: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.

Batesville After 5 Club

Dinner Party

All area women are invited to attend the dinner party "Pets Are Us!" sponsored by Batesville After 5 Club Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall, 624 Delaware Road. Dr. Andy Seiter of Tri-County Veterinary Clinic will speak on "Getting Real About Pet Health" and Jody LaMotte, Carmel, will present "Being Real in a Phony World: Letting Go of Anger and Depression.” Each attendee should bring a favorite pet picture for a contest.  Dinner reservations required: 934-5815 or batesvilleafter5@hotmail. com. 

Masonic Instruction

Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 and New Point Masonic Lodge 255 will hold a joint Lodge of Instruction, conducted by James Garrett, state grand lecturer, Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Batesville lodge, 119 W. Pearl St. Lodge will open on the Entered Apprentice degree at 7 p.m. Refreshments will follow.



Wednesday, Jan. 25

Batesville Quiltmakers

Batesville Quiltmakers will meet Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Batesville public library. Program: “Fun with Strips” by Jean Dwenger. Newcomers, both beginners and experienced, welcome. Info: Jean Dwenger, 934-3224.

Batesville Golden Citizens Card Party

Batesville Golden Citizens invite the area’s seniors to a 500 card party at the Memorial Building basement Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. Cards also are played Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Prizes awarded.

VFW Dinner

Fried chicken dinners will be served at the Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars post home Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. for members and guests.

BMPL Board of Trustees Meeting

The Batesville Memorial Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. at the library.

Library Lecture

Jerry Brelage will speak about his trip to Azerbaijan at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Batesville public library. Topics: the fall of the Soviet Union, the Muslim religion, the Azerbaijan people and beekeeping methods there.

Pottery Class Early Registration Deadline

Potter, artist illustrator and educator Sister Ann VonderMeulen will teach basic pottery on four consecutive Wednesdays (Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22) from 6 to 9 p.m. and four consecutive Thursdays (Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23) from 9 a.m. to noon at Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Early registration fee: $140 ($150 after Jan. 25). Info: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.

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Wed.-Thur, Jan. 25-26

Turtle Soup Sale

The Phi Beta Psi Sorority will hold its annual turtle soup sale Wednesday, Jan. 25, and Thursday, Jan. 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Louis School cafeteria and during normal business hours at Schmidt’s Bakery. Cost: quart, $3; half-gallon, $6 and gallon, $12. Customers are encouraged to bring their own containers.



Thursday, Jan. 26

Library Computer Course

Greensburg Public Library will host Microsoft Word class Thursday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. Registration may be required. Info: (812) 663-2826.

Secular Franciscans

The Secular Franciscans will meet Thursday,        Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Father Rudolph Room at        Holy Family Catholic Church. All adults who        want to follow Jesus in the footsteps of St. Francis are        invited to attend.

Wellness Seminar

Southeastern Indiana YMCA will host a wellness seminar conducted by registered dietician Anne Meer Thursday, Jan. 26, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Y’s conference room. Cost: $5 for those preregistered, $8 on Jan. 26. Info: K.C. Conaway, 934-6006.



Thurs.-Fri., Jan. 26-27

"The Foreigner" Auditions

Auditions for Larry Shue’s hilarious comedy "The Foreigner" will be held at the Tree County Players office, 327 S. Monfort St., Greensburg, Jan. 26-27 from 7 to 9 p.m. Seven roles will be cast, four males ranging in age from 15 to 65 and three females ranging from to 18 to 80. Show dates are March 30-31 and April 1-2. Info or to arrange an alternate audition time: director Therese Zins, (812) 663-2295.



Friday, Jan. 27

K of C Dinner

The Batesville Knights of Columbus Friday meal Jan. 27, serving from 5 to 8 p.m., will be baked or fried cod or roast pork and mashed potatoes, choice of potatoes, soup and salad bar. Carryouts available.

Red Hat Ladies

Outing Deadline

The Red Hat Ladies of Batesville will attend Tall Stacks in Cincinnati Oct. 4. Full payment of $85 is due by Jan. 27. Make check payable to Crosswell and mail to Eleen Weisenbach. Info: 934-3484.



Saturday, Jan. 28

Steve Cochran Memorial   Scholarship Dinner

The Steve Cochran Memorial   Scholarship Dinner is Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Batesville High School cafeteria from 4:30 to 7 p.m. before the Hauser basketball game. Roast beef and chicken dinners will be served, with freewill  offering proceeds going to the Steve Cochran Memorial   Scholarship.

Bartling Memorial Scholarship Fund

Dinner-Dance

The public is invited to a dinner-dance to benefit the Sylvester "Bess" Bartling Memorial Scholarship Fund Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall. The dinner (cash bar) begins at 7 p.m., then attendees can dance to music by Matrix from 8 to midnight. Cost is $25 per person. Tickets: 934-5396 or 934-3938.

Community Winter Concert

Sunman Community Church, 304 Vine St., Sunman, will host a winter Concert Saturday, Jan. 28, beginning at 7 p.m. Jubilees Quartet and the church’s praise group will be featured. Info: (812) 623-3135, (812) 209-9241 or pastordan@nalu.net.

After Hours

Concert Series

On Saturday, Jan. 28, Troubadours of Divine Bliss (troubadoursofdivinebliss. com), Louisville, Ky., perform a free show, part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library After Hours Concert Series, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the library. The duo was voted Best New Folk Band by New Orleans' Offbeat Magazine.

Teen Night

New Point Kiwanis are sponsoring a teen night at the New Point Community Building Saturday, Jan. 28, from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $3. There will be a deejay, karaoke, games, prizes and refreshments. Info: (812) 663-6976.



Sunday, Jan. 29

Love Workshop for Couples Early Registration Deadline

Jeanne Hunt will facilitate "Love Isn’t as Easy as it Looks: How to Keep the Fire Burning Through the Years" Saturday, Feb. 11, from 1 to 7 p.m. with a candlelight dinner at Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Early registration fee: $60 per couple ($70 after Jan. 29). Info: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.

St. Peter’s Breakfast

and Concert

The fourth annual St. Peter’s sausage and pancake breakfast will be held at the St. Peter’s Community Building Sunday, Jan. 29, from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Sharon Lee will provide Christian gospel music. Multi-item raffle and split the pot. Proceeds benefit the Catholic School Tuition Fund.

Sporting Clay Shoot

Tri-County Coonhunters will have a sporting clay shoot Sunday, Jan. 29, at Coonhunters farm on State Road 129 south of Batesville. First squad begins at 8 a.m. and the last at 2 p.m. Courses of 50 and 100 available. Cost varies. Lunch served. Info: Gerry Harmeyer, (812) 852-2124.



Stillboard and

Trap Shoot

The Hamburg Knights of St. John will sponsor a public stillboard and trap shoot at Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg, Sunday Jan. 29, starting at 11 a.m. Shells and refreshments will be available. Prizes: meat and money



Tuesday, Jan. 31

Vatican Video

Series Begins

A video series, “The Vision of Vatican II for Today” will be shown on five Tuesdays, Jan. 31 through Feb. 28 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Oldenburg Franciscan Center. The Rev. Michael Himes explores the theological background of the Second Vatican Council, some of its revolutionary teachings and how the wisdom and insights of the council continue to guide Catholics today. Cost: $35 for the series. Info: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf. com.

Wine Tasting Benefit

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, Selkirk’s Package Liquor is sponsoring a wine tasting at the Brau Haus, Oldenburg, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cover charge is a gift or donation to Oldenburg Academy’s Reverse Raffle. Reservations: Deb Lamping, 933-0737.



Wednesday, Feb. 1

Batesville Golden Citizens Card Party

Batesville Golden Citizens invite the area’s seniors to a 500 card party at the Memorial Building basement Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. Cards also are played Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Prizes awarded.

Pottery Classes Begin

Potter, artist illustrator and educator Sister Ann VonderMeulen will teach basic pottery on four consecutive Wednesdays (Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22) from 6 to 9 p.m. and four consecutive Thursdays (Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23) from 9 a.m. to noon at Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Fee: $150. Info: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.

Friendship

Bible Study

A Friendship Bible Study for special needs adults meets at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Crossroads, from 6 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday through the end of April, including Feb. 1. There will be fellowship, prayer and Bible study for those over 18 with physical or mental challenges and their caregivers. Info: the Rev. Robin Owen, (812) 212-1582.



Thursday, Feb. 2

Toastmasters

Meeting

Persons who want to become good public speakers may join Toastmasters each Thursday at 11:45 a.m. at the Forethought building, including Feb. 2. Newcomers welcome. Info: Chris Ault, 934-5028.



Friday, Feb. 3

Nominations Deadline

The deadline for applications nominating the 2006 Distinguished Service Award and newly created Educator of the Year Award honorees to be in the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce office is noon Feb. 3. Nomination forms are available at the offices of the chamber, located on the Memorial Building’s third floor; The Herald-Tribune; and WRBI. Info: 934-3101.

Fish Dinner

St. Jacobs United Church of Christ will host a fish dinner Friday, Feb. 3, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Freewill donation.

K of C Dinner

The Batesville Knights of Columbus Friday meal Feb. 3, serving from 5 to 8 p.m., will be baked or fried cod or Southern-style barbecued ribs, choice of potatoes, soup and salad bar.

Carryouts available.



Saturday, Feb. 4

Masonic Lodge Breakfast

The Batesville Masonic Lodge will serve an all-you-can-eat breakfast Saturday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 10 a.m. The minimum donation is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12. Takeout orders: 934-3144.

Dreams Workshop

Sister Olga Wittekind, OSF, Jungian analyst and therapist, will lead a workshop on “Dreams: Is God Trying to Get Your Attention?” Saturday, Feb. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Early registration fee: $45 ($55 after Jan. 23). Info: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.

RAA Art Auction

The Rural Alliance for the Arts presents its annual Art ... Etc. Auction with the theme “Hearts for the Arts” Saturday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. at Bee Active Gym School. The evening includes a buffet dinner and cash bar. Advance tickets at $25 each: 933-9940 or 933-0736. Tickets also are available for $30 at the door.

St. John’s Dance

There will be a dance at the Knights of St. John Hall in Enochsburg Saturday, Feb. 4, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cost: $15 per person. Music by Nuttin’ Fancy. Proceeds benefit hall renovations. Tickets: Sandy Volk, (812) 663-6976 or Ray Wuestefeld, 934-4705.



Sunday, Feb. 5

Stillboard and

Trap Shoot

The Oldenburg Knights of St. John will sponsor a stillboard and trap shoot at Oldenburg Conservation Club Sunday, Feb. 5, starting at 11:30 a.m.



Monday, Feb. 6

Knitting Group

All skill levels of knitters are invited to attend a monthly knitting group at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at the Batesville public library. Attendees should bring knitting and share project ideas.

Daughters of Isabella Meeting

Members are asked to wear red or pink to the Daughters of Isabella meeting Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

Batesville Neighbors Meeting

The Batesville Neighbors will meet Monday, Feb. 6. Newcomers welcome. Info: 934-9099.

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Tuesday, Feb. 7

Vatican Video Series

A video series, “The Vision of Vatican II for Today”continues Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Oldenburg Franciscan Center. The Rev. Michael Himes explores the theological background of the Second Vatican Council, some of its revolutionary teachings and how the wisdom and insights of the council continue to guide Catholics today. Cost: $35 for the series. Info: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf. com.

La Leche League

La Leche League International, a breast-feeding support group, will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the office of Dr. Suzanne Martini in Sunman. Expectant and breast-feeding moms welcome. Info: (812) 654-2593.

Oak Heritage Conservancy

An Oak Heritage Conservancy meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at the USDA Service Center in Versailles. The group helps preserve, protect and conserve natural land in southeast Indiana. Info: (812) 866-4299.



Wednesday, Feb. 8

Library Internet Course

Greensburg Public Library will host a beginning Internet course Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. Registration may be required. Info: (812) 663-2826.

St. Anthony’s Card Party

The St. Anne’s Ladies Society, will sponsor a card party Wednesday,Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. in the lower hall of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris. Come alone or bring a friend to play 500. Snacks and prizes.



Friday, Feb. 10

K of C Dinner

The Batesville Knights of Columbus Friday meal Feb. 10, serving from 5 to 8 p.m., will be baked or fried cod or fried chicken, choice of potatoes, soup and salad bar. Carryouts available.



Saturday, Feb. 11

Valentine Crafts

Greensburg Public Library will host Valentine craft day for Grade 1 and up Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. Registration may be required. Info: (812) 663-2826.

Romance Book

Sale Begins

Greensburg Public Library will hold a romance book sale in front of its circulation desk Saturday, Feb. 11, through Monday, Feb. 20. Info: (812) 663-2826.

Love Workshop

for Couples

Jeanne Hunt will facilitate "Love Isn’t as Easy as it Looks: How to Keep the Fire Burning Through the Years" Saturday, Feb. 11, from 1 to 7 p.m. with a candlelight dinner at Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Early registration fee: $70 per couple. Info: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.



Sunday, Feb. 12

Stillboard Shoot

The Batesville Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a public stillboard shoot at Batesville American Legion Post 271 Sunday, Feb. 12, beginning at noon. Food available. Prizes will be meat and money. Proceeds will go towards training equipment.

K of C Pro-Life Bowl and Spaghetti Dinner

The 18th annual Pro-Life Scotch Doubles Bowl and Spaghetti Dinner will be held Sunday, Feb. 12. Bowling times are 1 and 3 p.m. at East Bowl. Dinner starts at 4 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus clubroom. Cost: $20 for two, which covers bowling and dinner. Dinners only will be freewill offering. Call to reserve a dinner or for tickets: 934-4054 or 934-2729.

Valentine Program

Greensburg Public Library will host a Valentine program Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. Helen Hamilton will share her antique Valentine collection and participants will make a Valentine to take home. Registration required. Info: (812) 663-2826.



Monday, Feb. 13

Abortion Recovery

An information night to learn more about a local and free one-on-one 10-step program that helps women deal with post-abortion trauma will be held Monday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. Info: (877) 886-4673 or e-mail hopeandhealing123@yahoo.com. All contacts are confidential.



Tuesday, Feb. 14

Singing Valentines

The Tri-County Harmonizers will deliver singing Valentines at home, work or anywhere by barbershop quartet Tuesday, Feb. 14. Cost of $35 includes two love songs, a card, a rose and a photo keepsake. Order early: Al Geis, 934-2116, Dale Huntington, (812) 663-2793, Gerald Bruns, (812) 654-2497 or mjkruse99@yahoo.com.

Vatican Video Series

A video series, “The Vision of Vatican II for Today” will be shown on five Tuesdays from Jan. 31 through Feb. 28, including Feb. 14, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Oldenburg Franciscan Center. The Rev. Michael Himes explores the theological background of the Second Vatican Council, some of its revolutionary teachings and how the wisdom and insights of the council continue to guide Catholics today. Cost: $35 for the series. Info: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.

VFW Meeting

The Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. at the post home.



Wednesday, Feb. 15

Mission Card Party

There will be a Mission Card Party (playing 500) Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the former Holy Family School basement at 1 p.m.



Friday, Feb. 17

Deadline to File for Primary

Friday, Feb. 17, at noon is the deadline to file a declaration of candidacy for major political party primary nomination. Info: Ripley County Clerk Ginger Bradford, (812) 689-6115; Franklin County Clerk Marlene Flaspohler, (765) 647-5111.

Madrigal Dinner

Reservation Deadline

The 15th annual Oldenburg Academy Madrigal Dinner is Feb. 25-26 at 6 p.m. at the school. Menu items include wassail, salad, Cornish hen, wild rice, vegetables and berry tarts or cheesecake. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for children 6 and under. The reservation deadline is Feb. 17. Reservations: Molly Niezer, 934-4440.



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