Tuesday, Jan. 3

Napoleon Senior Club

The Napoleon Community Senior Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the Napoleon Community Building. Attendees should bring a salad, sandwiches or dessert and personal table service for supper at 6 p.m. and something for a white elephant sale. Soup furnished. All seniors welcome.

Knights of St. John

The Knights of St. John No. 243 meet at the Knights home Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Installation of officers and 2006 dues should be paid then. Refreshments follow.



Wednesday, Jan. 4

Live Y’ers Book Club

The Southeastern Indiana YMCA Live Y’ers Book Club will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 at their meeting room to discuss “16 Lighthouse Road,” by Debbie Macomber. At 11:15 a meeting will be held to discuss plans and upcoming activities. The group will go to a local restaurant for lunch afterwards. Live Y’ers meet the first Wednesday of each month at 11:15 a.m.

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. 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. Cards also are played Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Prizes awarded.

St. Mark’s

Fellowship Night

The First Wednesday Fellowship Night will be Wednesday, Jan. 4, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 208 W. Pearl St., Batesville. A chili supper will be served in the fellowship hall at 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. Info: 934-4246.

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 Jan. 4. There will be fellowship, prayer and Bible study for those over 18 with physical or mental challenges and their caregivers. Info: Pastor Robin Owen, (812) 212-1582.



Thursday, Jan. 5

High School

Breakfast Club

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church will sponsor a breakfast club for high school students at McDonald beginning Thursday, Jan. 5, at 7 a.m. This will be a weekly fellowship group. All high school students welcome. Info: 934-4246.

Masons Honor Members

Batesville Masonic lodge will present Richar Sitterding, Eugene Crum and John Shone with their 50 year gold membership pins in a ceremony Thursday, Jan. 5. Dinner is at 6 .m. and the awards’ presentation at 7 p.m. Master Masons, spouses and friends wishing to attend must RSVP: Al Anness, 933-5468.

Immaculata Club

Dinner Deadline

The Immaculata Club will meet at the Sherman House for its annual after Christmas dinner Thursday, Jan. 12, at 6 p.m. Any Oldenburg Academy graduate is welcome. To attend, phone Pam Scheele, 934-2433 by Thursday, Jan. 5.



Friday, Jan. 6

Red Hat Ladies

Outing Deadline

The Red Hat Ladies of Batesville will meet at Cricket Ridge Restaurant at noon for lunch Wednesday, Jan. 11. Reservations needed no later than Friday, Jan. 6. Info: Eleen Weisenbach, 934-3484, or Katy Hortemiller, 934-5267.



Saturday, Jan. 7

Masonic Lodge Breakfast

The Batesville Masonic Lodge will serve an all-you-can-eat breakfast Saturday, Jan. 7, from 6 to 10 a.m. The minimum donation is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12. Takeout orders: 934-3144.



Sunday, Jan. 8

St. John Breakfast

The Batesville Knights of St. John will host a breakfast Sunday, Jan. 8, from 7 a.m. to noon. Menu: pancakes, sausage, eggs and biscuits and gravy. Freewill donation.

St. Nicholas Breakfast

There will be a sausage and pancake breakfast Sunday, Jan. 8, from 7:30 a.m. to noon at St. Nicholas Catholic Church parish hall. Freewill donation. Proceeds help junior high students attend a pro-life trip to Washington, D.C.

Stillboard and

Trap Shoot

St. Mary’s of the Rock will sponsor a stillboard and trap shoot at Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg, Sunday, Jan. 8, starting at 11 a.m. Shells and refreshments will be available. Prizes: meat and money. Public welcome.



Monday, Jan. 9

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, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. Info: (877) 886-4673 or e-mail hopeandhealing123@yahoo.com. All contacts are confidential.

Batesville Neighbors Meeting

The Batesville Neighbors will meet Monday, Jan. 9. Newcomers welcome. Info: 934-9099.



Tuesday, Jan. 10

Solo Card Party

The Knights of St. John in Batesville will host a solo card party Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m.



Wednesday, Jan. 11

St. Anthony’s Card Party

The St. Anne’s Ladies Society, will sponsor a card party Wednesday, Jan. 11, 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.

Library Computer Course

Greensburg Public Library will host a Microsoft Publisher class Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m. Registration may be required. Info: (812) 663-2826.



Saturday, Jan. 14

Library Craft Course

Greensburg Public Library will host winter craft class for grades 1 and up Saturday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. Registration may be required. Info: (812) 663-2826.



Sunday, Jan. 15

St. Louis Breakfast

St. Louis School’s eighth grade class will sponsor a breakfast Sunday, Jan. 15, from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Menu: sausage, goetta, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, scrambled eggs, toast, rolls and donuts. Freewill donation. Proceeds help fund class trip to Cleveland.

YMCA Open House

The Southeastern Indiana YMCA will have an open house Sunday, Jan. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. Community members are invited to try the Y free for one week, beginning Jan. 15 through Saturday, Jan. 21. Info: Paulette Meyer, 934-6006 or pmeyer@siymca.org.



Monday, Jan. 16

Free Food Distribution

The Ripley County Trustees Free Food Store at the Ripley County Fairgrounds Park, Osgood, will be a pickup spot for free groceries to the needy in Center, Delaware, Jackson, Johnson, Laughery and Otter Creek townships Monday, Jan. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon. Residents of other townships should call their trustee for assistance. Donations always appreciated. Info: Bill Warren, (812) 689-4427.



Tuesday, Jan. 17

Library Internet Course

Greensburg Public Library will host a beginning Internet course Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. Registration may be required. Info: (812) 663-2826.

Historical Society Meets

The Batesville Area Historical Society will meet Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. at Batesville public library.



Thursday, Jan. 19

"The Spirit in

These Times"

The Rev. Carl Hawver, OFM, chaplain for the Sisters of St. Francis and Oldenburg Academy campus minister, will continue facilitating a new monthly series, "The Spirit in These Times" on third Thursdays (Jan.19, Feb.16, March 16, April 20 and May 18) from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at Oldenburg Franciscan Center with optional liturgy in the convent chapel at 11 a.m. Cost: $8 per session. Info: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.

Fire Association Meeting

The annual meeting of the Batesville Community Fire Association will be Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at the firehouse. The meeting is for the entire membership as well as the board of directors. Refreshments served.



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.



Wednesday, Jan. 26

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. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. Cards also are played Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Prizes awarded.



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.



Saturday, Jan. 28

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.



Sunday, Jan. 29

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.



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.



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.

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: Pastor Robin Owen, (812) 212-1582.



Monday, Feb. 6

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.



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.



Saturday, Feb. 11

Valentine Party

Greensburg Public Library will host family Valentine party 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.



Sunday, Feb. 12

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

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.



























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