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Saturday, June 29
Brookville Canoefest, June 29, 8 a.m.-11 p.m., races at Brookville Lake’s tailwaters to the Whitewater River, events at town park. Info: www.BrookvilleCanoefest.com.
Hobby Day for children entering kindergarten and older, June 29, 9 a.m.-noon, Batesville Christian Church. Families encouraged to participate. Free. Info: 934-5147.
First Aid/CPR/AED training sponsored by American Red Cross, June 29, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Dearborn and Ohio County Chapter, 539 Main St., Lawrenceburg. Cost: $85. RSVP: red cross.org/takeaclass.
Oldenburg Firemen’s Festival, June 29. Saturday, parade, 1 p.m.; fried chicken and roast beef dinners, 2-8 p.m.; best dressed cowboy or Indian contest, mechanical bull riding; both days, games, food, beer garden, live music.
Bluegrass at the Gateway Festival, June 29, Whitewater Valley Gateway Park, 19067 U.S. 52, Metamora. Tickets: $12. Info and schedule: www.whitewatercanalscenicbyway.org.
Church on the Rock pitch-in cookout, June 29, 6 p.m., then attendees may watch fireworks.
Hillcrest Country Club fireworks, June 29, dusk. The community may watch from public areas.
Sunday, June 30
Ice Cream festival, June 30, 5-8 p.m., Smyrna Lutheran Church. Sponsored by Smyrna Lutheran and Smyrna Guys and Gals 4-H Club.
Monday, July 1
Hillenbrand Doll Plant gathering for retirees and spouses, July 1, 11:30 a.m., Osgood Grub Co. All-you-can-eat buffet: $10.62 includes tip.
Tuesday, July 2
Napoleon Senior Club will meet July 2, 6 p.m., Napoleon Community Center. Bring a covered dish and table service. Info: Jean Huber, 934-2245.
Wednesday, July 3
Blood drive, July 3, 1-6:30 p.m., Sunman American Legion. One donor will win four Kings Island tickets and $100 Visa gift card. Info or to schedule appointment: www.hoxworth.org/groups/sun man or Roger Lang, 812-623-3685.
La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, meets July 3, 5-6 p.m., Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, Sunman. Info: 812-654-2593.
The Red Hat Belles of Batesville will meet July 10, noon, Liberty Park. Bring covered dish, serving utensils and table service. Fried chicken and drinks provided. RSVPs due by July 3: Eleen Weisenbach, 934-3484.
Thursday, July 4
Batesville Christian Church 4 on the 4th, July 4, 8:15 a.m. Entry fees of $20 for individuals and $40 for families benefit the Batesville Area Ministerial Association Food Pantry. Info: www.batesvillechristianchurch.org.
Prell-Bland American Legion Auxiliary chicken and roast beef dinner, July 4, 4:30 p.m. on, Batesville Fraternal Order of Eagles. Cost: adults, $10; children, $5. Carryouts available. Eureka Band, 6-7 p.m.; Crums karaoke, 8-11.
Friday, July 5
Batesville Beautification League will meet July 5, noon, Sherman House. Info: Judy Schath, 934-3234.
Ripley County Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Night, July 5, 5 p.m., booths and food; 7 p.m., Centerline; dark, fireworks, Osgood’s fairgrounds park.
Oldenburg Franciscan Center program, “Life of Pi,” will be presented July 5, 6:30-9 p.m. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eureka Band Concert, July 5, 8-9 p.m., Liberty Park bandstand. Listeners may want to bring chairs or blankets.
“Peter Pan” registration deadline is July 5. Rehearsals for youth 8-18, July 15-19; performances, July 19-20, Batesville High School auditorium, presented by Rural Alliance for the Arts and Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre. To download form: www.ruralalliance arts.com/peter-pan-2013. Info: Rose Herring, 812-623-0153.
Saturday, July 6
Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 breakfast, July 6, 6-10 a.m. Minimum donation: adults, $5; children 6-12, $3; under 6, free. Takeout orders: 934-3144.
First Saturday Hike, July 6, 9 a.m., Versailles State Park Oak Grove Shelter parking lot. Free with $5 vehicle entrance fee. Info: 812-689-7431.
Metamora Firemen’s Festival, July 6, 2 p.m.-midnight. Kids’ games, pulled pork dinners, beer garden with mechanical bull, 6 p.m. parade, fireworks at dusk. Info: www.metamoraindiana.com.
Versailles State Park Fireworks, July 6, 10 p.m. Free park entry 7-10 p.m.
Sunday, July 7
Christian Motorcyclists Association No. 752 will meet July 7, Hog Rock Cafe, 101 E. Carr St., Milan. Food and fellowship, 1 p.m.; meeting, 2 p.m. Info: 812-654-3713 or CMAUSA.org.
Tuesday, July 9
Silly Safaris, part of Batesville Memorial Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, is July 9, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sign up at library. Info: 934-4706.
Wednesday, July 10
Columbus Star Quilters will meet July 10, 9:30 a.m., Masonic Temple at Rocky Ford and Taylor roads. Sue Cortese will discuss Why Dye Fabrics. Fabric dyeing workshop, 1-4 p.m. Cost: $35. Info: JayDee Edgell, 812-418-8669.
Batesville Toastmasters will meet July 10, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.
St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality card party, July 10, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.
Thursday, July 11
Coffee Social, July 11, 4:30 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, Napoleon.
Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Ladies’ Auxiliary will meet July 11, 7 p.m., post home. Info: Patti Weberding, 934-3644.
Batesville Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge 668 will meet July 11, 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 13
Dog training seminar, July 13, 2 p.m., Ripley County Humane Society, 1202 W. County Road 150 N., Osgood. John Rohrig will discuss common problems and solutions, dog psychology and exercise treadmills. Cost $10, $20 with dog. RSVP: Irish Stockard, 830-444-9645.
Monday, July 15
Family Cares, a support group for family members of those with mental illness, meets July 15, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.
Southeastern Indiana YMCA Summer II Session registration begins July 15 for members and July 18 for potential members. Programs begin July 22. Info: www.siymca.org or 934-6006.
Tuesday, July 16
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet July 16, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg. Info: 765-629-2720.
Wednesday, July 17
Oldenburg Franciscan Center Program, Contemplative Prayer, will be presented July 17, 3-4:30 p.m. Cost: $5. Info and RSVP: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
Friday, July 19
Eureka Band Concert, July 19, 8-9 p.m., Liberty Park bandstand. Listeners may want to bring chairs or blankets.
Fri.-Sat., July 19-20
“Peter Pan,” July 19, 7 p.m., and July 20, 2 p.m., Batesville High School auditorium, presented by Rural Alliance for the Arts and Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre. Tickets at $5 can be purchased at the door.
Saturday, July 20
Oldenburg Franciscan Center Program, Managing Stress Through Prayer, will be presented July 30, 9-11:30 a.m. Cost: $20-$30. Info and RSVP: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, July 24
Batesville Quiltmakers will meet July 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Batesville Christian Church. Info: Carlan Bischoff, 812-212-1180.
Batesville Toastmasters will meet July 24, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.
Friday, July 26
Eureka Band Concert, July 26, 8-9 p.m., Liberty Park bandstand. Listeners may want to bring chairs or blankets.
Saturday, July 27
American Legion Post 271 will host a 400 Mile Drawing and chicken dinner July 27, dinner, 5-7 p.m.; drawing, 7 p.m. Carryouts available. Info: 934-2228.
Monday, July 29
United Families will meet July 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Community Mental Health Center’s Intensive Youth Services office, 215 E. George St. Dinner and child care provided.
Tuesday, July 30
Summer reading hours are each Tuesday through July 30, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m., Batesville Middle School. Incoming fourth- through eighth-graders may check out Young Hoosier books and take AR tests. Info: schools’ Web sites News Feed links.
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