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Saturday, Dec. 10
Visits with Santa
Children may visit with Santa in his workshop Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-noon, Batesville Shopping Village. Also Dec. 17.
Model Train Display
A model train display will be at the Batesville Memorial Library beginning Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Also Dec. 11-15 and 17-18.
The St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Morris, Live Nativity is Dec. 10, 5-9 p.m. Tented, outdoor manger, refreshments inside parish hall, with live music at both places.
Sunday, Dec. 11
Batesville Knights of St. John will host a stillboard and trap shoot Dec. 11, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Prizes: meat and money.
Batesville Sons of the American Legion will host a stillboard shoot Dec. 11, noon, Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271, 2899 E. Legion Road. Info: 934-2228.
Holiday Home Tour
The Brookville/ Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Holiday Home Tour is Dec 11. Two town homes may be viewed from 1-4 p.m. and one country home from 1-6 p.m. $5 tickets are available that day at The Gift Shop on (813) Main Street, Brookville. Info: 765-647-3177.
BMS/BHS Choral Concert
The Batesville Middle and Batesville High School choral concert is Dec. 11, 2 p.m., BHS auditorium.
ECHS Choral Concert
The East Central High School choral concert is Dec. 11, 3 p.m., performing arts center.
Monday, Dec. 12
St. Louis School Grades K-8 will present their band, strings and choir Christmas concert Dec. 12, 2 p.m., activity center.
Close Connections, a bereavement support program, will be held Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m. For location: Kari Ann Rennekamp, 933-3741.
Transition Batesville, a group interested in transitioning away from peak oil consumption to more self-sustaining community living, meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month, including Dec. 12, 7-8:30 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: Sister Janet Born, 933-0818.
Tuesday, Dec. 13
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 813 Christmas party is Dec. 13, 11 a.m., Bluebird Restaurant, Morristown. Members are to bring $5 gifts for Dirty Bingo, which will be played afterwards. To RSVP: Harold DeWitt, 765-938-2051 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Batesville Jaycees meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, including Dec. 13, 7 p.m. Info: Stacey Cornn, 933-1019.
Solo Card Party
The Knights of St. John, Batesville, will host a solo card party Dec. 13, 7 p.m.
Caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease patients will meet Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Margaret Mary Community Hospital 1932 Building human resources room. Beginning in January, this meeting will be held at the Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: 888-422-2691.
Wednesday, Dec. 14
The St. Anne’s Ladies Society sponsors a card party the second Wednesday of each month, including Nov. 14, 1-4:30 p.m., in the St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.
Deck the Halls
Children and teens can make different ornaments each Wednesday (Dec. 14 and 21), 3-7 p.m., Brookville and Laurel libraries.
Thursday, Dec. 15
Youth 11 and up can make and decorate cookies and goodies in the Cool Kitchen Dec. 15, 5 p.m., Laurel Library. To register: 765-698-2582.
Kindergartners through fourth-graders make and wrap handmade gifts at Santa's Workshop Dec. 15, 6 p.m., Laurel Library. Limited space, register soon: 765-698-2582.
St. PaulSchool, New Alsace, will present “Searching for Christmas” Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m., St. Paul Church.’’
Fri.-Sat., Dec. 16-17
The Sunman Community Church, 304 Vine St., Sunman, Live Nativity is Dec. 16-17, 6-9 p.m. Refreshments.
Fri.-Sun., Dec. 16-18
The Franklin County Nativity is Dec. 16-18. Residents, churches and businesses are invited to display Nativity scenes in front windows or outdoors. Info: www.fcnativity.com or Jane Klenke, 765-647-3344.
Saturday, Dec. 17
Visits with Santa
Children may visit with Santa in his workshop Dec. 17, 10 a.m.-noon, Batesville Shopping Village.
Sunday, Dec. 18
Christmas Walk Ends
The Metamora Christmas Walk runs through Dec. 18: Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Decorations, strolling carolers, photos with Santa, Whitewater Canal grist mill, horse-drawn carriage rides and unique shops.
The Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg, will host the Clyde Flodder/Mule Nobbe Memorial Shoot Dec. 18, 11 a.m. Prizes: meat and money. Proceeds go to the heart and cancer funds.
“An Untraditional Christmas”
Dance Studio and Miss Shannon’s Music Studio students present “An Untraditional Christmas” Dec. 18, 2 p.m., Batesville High School auditorium.
Monday, Dec. 19
The Ripley County Food Pantry is open Dec. 19, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m., Ripley County Fairgrounds Building 16C, Osgood, for the needy in Laughery, Center, Delaware, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships. Only one visit per family per month. Residents of other townships should call their trustees for assistance. Donations always appreciated. Info: 812-689-4427.
People Assisting Animals in Need hosts a low-cost spay/neuter clinic in Batesville the third Monday of each month, including Dec. 19. Info: wwwPAAIN. org or 932-3647.
Tuesday, Dec. 20
BatesvilleBizConnect for guests who want to make area business connections meets Dec. 30, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: www.RipleyBizConnect.
SunmanElementary Schoolwill present “Melton, the Warm-Hearted Snowman” Dec. 20, 7 p.m., East Central High School performing arts center.
Wednesday, Dec. 21
A blood drive is Dec. 21, 1:30-7 p.m., Batesville Christian Church fellowship hall. Info or to set up an appointment: Patricia Hatcher, email@example.com; or church office, 934-5147.
Deck the Halls
Children and teens can make ornaments Dec. 21, 3-7 p.m., Brookville and Laurel libraries.
Thu.-Sat., Dec. 22-24
The New Point Christian Church Live Nativity is Dec. 22-24, 7-9 p.m., 1815 S. County Road 800 E. just off State Road 46.
Sunday, Dec. 25
The St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Morris, Nativity scene with live animals will be open through Dec. 25.
Monday, Dec. 26
Lost and Found
Lost and Found, for those who have lost a loved one, are going through a divorce or just need someone to talk to, meets Dec. 26, 2:15-3:30 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: Julie Schomber, 932-0379.
Dec. 26-Jan. 2
The Southeastern Indiana YMCA Winter 2012 session program registration begins Dec. 26 for members and Dec. 29 for potential members. Programs begin Jan. 2. Info: www.siymca.org or 934-6006.
Tuesday, Dec. 27
Dennis Herrell, Indiana Free and Accepted Masons past grand master, will be the guest speaker at the Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 Annual Table Lodge Dinner celebrating the feast of St. John the Evangelist Dec. 27, 6:30 p.m. Info and RSVPs: Al Anness, 933-5468.
Wednesday, Dec. 28
Sisters of St. Francis Christmas Tours are Dec. 28, 6-8 p.m., Oldenburg convent. Displays of a tree with nature ornaments, crèches and themed decorations; chime choir; and refreshments.
Saturday, Dec. 31
“Hollywood Nights,” an over-21 New Year’s Eve dance, will be held Dec. 31, 8 p.m., Klee Hall, St. Mary’s. Dress as a favorite actor/actress. Cost: $10. Bring your own beverages.
Sunday, Jan. 1
There will be a stillboard and trap shoot Jan. 1, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Prizes: meat and money.
Wednesday, Jan. 4
La Leche League
La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, will meet Jan. 4, 5-6 p.m., at Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, Sunman. Expectant and breast-feeding moms welcome. Info: 812-654-2593.
Thursday, Jan. 5
Batesville Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge 668 will hold its monthly meeting Jan. 5, 7 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 6
The deadline for Franklin County students to apply for a Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is Jan. 6. The application is available online at www.franklincountyindiana.com under Scholarships. Info: Franklin County Community Foundation, 765-647-6810.
Saturday, Jan. 7
Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 will serve a monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast Jan. 7, 6-10 a.m. Minimum donation: adults, $5; children 6-12, $3; under 6, free. Takeout orders: 934-3144.
Tuesday, Jan. 10
A presentation about adopting children through the Indiana foster care system will be held Jan. 10, 6:30 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: 888-252-3678.
Wednesday, Jan. 11
The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their 2012 World Tour to Batesville High School in Batesville on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at 7 p.m.
Tickets start at $24 and are available at www.harlemglobetrotters.com, www.ticketweb.com, Batesville High School or the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce office.
Wednesday, Jan. 25
Batesville Quiltmakers will meet Jan. 25, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Crossroads, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Info: Carolyn Tully, 812-689-7012.
Saturday, Jan. 28
Toy Display Ends
The Batesville Area Historical Society Museum Vintage Toy Display is Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., through Jan. 28.
Batesville Area Ministerial Association Food Pantry
The Batesville Area Ministerial Association Food Pantry, 120 S. Sycamore St., which aids persons who live within the Batesville school district or have Batesville addresses, is open each Wednesday, noon-4 p.m. Info: 932-2622.
Batesville Golden Citizens Card Party
Batesville Golden Citizens invite the area’s seniors to a card party in the Memorial Building basement each Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. In addition, the first and fourth Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m.
Batesville Toastmasters meetings, which are open to the public, are held each Wednesday, noon-1 p.m., Hill-Rom Global Headquarters marketing conference room. Info: Beth Inskeep, 931-2613.
Dare to Dance Club
The Dare to Dance Club for high school age students meets Fridays during the school year from 3:45-4:45 p.m., Oldenburg Academy. Info: Chris Ault, 934-5028.
Eagles Auxiliary Dinner
Batesville Eagles Auxiliary serves dinners each Friday, 5-8 p.m. for members and guests. Info: 934-3610.
Kiwanis Club Meeting
Everyone is welcome at a Kiwanis Club of Batesville breakfast meeting each Tuesday, 6:30 a.m., Sherman House. Info: Henry Pictor, 934-4397.
Knights of Columbus Dinner
The Batesville Knights of Columbus host Friday meals, 5-8 p.m. Info: 934-2729.
Live Y’ers, organized by Southeastern Indiana YMCA for persons 50 and over, hosts Bridge games Mondays, 10 a.m. -noon, Southeastern Indiana YMCA. Info: 934-6006.
Overeaters Anonymous Meetings
For those who have a desire to stop eating compulsively, Overeaters Anonymous meets Saturdays, 9 a.m., Southeastern Indiana YMCA adult lounge and Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Memorial Building first floor conference room or basement. Info: www.oa.org.
Relationship Group – Safe Passage
Group meets weekly in Ripley County to discuss a variety of issues and topics. Info: 933-1990.
Rotary Club Meeting
Rotary Club of Batesville meets Wednesdays, noon-1 p.m., Randy’s Roadhouse. Info: Margie Walke, 934-3418.
St. Anthony of Padua Bingo
The St. Anthony of Padua Church, Morris, will host bingo each Sunday. Early bird, 7 p.m. and regular bingo, 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis Bingo
Bingo is held at St. Louis School cafeteria on Thursdays. Doors open, 5:30 p.m. Early birds, 7 p.m. with regular games, 7:30 p.m.
Children’s storytimes at Batesville Memorial Public Library are Tuesdays at 10 a.m. (registration is required for this time), 11:15 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Registration is also required for Mother Goose on the Loose, a lap sit storytime for children birth to age 3 with an adult, Mondays at 10 a.m.
Sunman American Legion Post 337 Bingo
The Sunman American Legion Post 337 will host bingo each Monday of every month. Early bird, 6:30 p.m. and regular bingo, 7 p.m. Info: 812-623-2055.