Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

February 21, 2014


The Batesville Herald-Tribune

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Saturday, Feb. 22

Batesville Youth Baseball sign ups are Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-noon, Southeastern Indiana YMCA. Online registration is also open until March 1 without a late fee at

Auditions for “Marry me a Little,” the Tree County Players’ production of a Stephen Sondheim musical review, are Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-noon, Room 106, Decatur County Courthouse, Greensburg (enter through the north door that faces Washington Street). Four to six male and female roles will be cast. Each auditioner should prepare a show tune. Show dates are April 25-26. Audition appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome: director Jim Powell, 812-593-7235.

The Party in Purple, a Zumbathon fundraiser for Safe Passage and New Directions domestic violence shelters, is Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Decatur County Family YMCA, Greensburg. To register: Info: Laura Ault, 812-216-7335.

A free “Building Fun and Sustainable Trails” class sponsored by Friends of Versailles State Park and led by Guy Schwering is Feb. 22, 10 a.m., park’s group camp recreation hall. Classroom instruction, outside practice, hands-on trail maintenance. Attendees should bring their lunches. Info: Ripley County Tourism Bureau, 812-689-7431.

The Special Olympics Indiana Polar Plunge is Feb. 22, Versailles State Park lake. Registration, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; plunge, 2 p.m. Polar Climb 5K walk/run, costume contest, pee wee plunge for kids, food, raffles. Info: or

District 68 Rep. Jud McMillin will host a town hall event to gather citizens’ input on a potential convention to amend the U.S. Constitution Feb. 22, 1-4 p.m, East Central High School cafeteria.

The New Point Kiwanis chili supper and raffle is Feb. 22, 4:30-7:30 p.m., New Point Community Center. Raffle, 7 p.m. Cost: adults, $5; ages 12 and under, $2.50.

Sunday, Feb. 23

A Girl Scout Troop 81150 breakfast is Feb. 23, 7 a.m.-noon, Holy Family Church cafeteria, Oldenburg. Freewill offerings will support troop activities.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Men’s Auxiliary will have a stillboard and trap shoot Feb. 23, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Meat and money shoots.

Monday, Feb. 24

A suicide prevention program by Colleen Carpenter will be presented Feb. 24, 7 p.m., Lawrenceburg Public Library Ewbank Room, 150 Mary St. Sponsored by the library and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Southeast Indiana. Info: 513-478-0457 or

The Batesville Singers “Back to the ‘80s” Dinner Shows are March 1, 6 p.m.; and March 2, 2 p.m., Batesville Middle School old gym. Tickets for the Batesville High School show choir performances are $20 and must be purchased by Feb. 24 from any Singer; Nicole Drew, 812-209-8730; or BHS administrative assistant Alice Raver, 934-4384.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

A Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana distribution is Feb. 25, 4-6 p.m., parking lot behind the Schilling Center, Brookville. Please bring bags or boxes. To volunteer: Ken Brown, 765-698-7714.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

The Batesville Quiltmakers will go on a field trip to the Freedom Center, Cincinnati, for a quilt exhibit Feb. 26. Info and RSVP: Carlan Bischoff, 812-212-1180.

Franklin County Community Foundation provides a Free Application for Federal Student Aid workshop Feb. 26, 1-7 p.m., Franklin County High School. National Center for College Costs experts will help students and parents complete forms. Info: guidance counselors or FCCF, 765-647-6810.

Batesville Memorial Public Library trustees will meet Feb. 26, 5 p.m.

Batesville Toastmasters will meet Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. Info: 934-3462.

Thursday, Feb. 27

The Secular Franciscans, a fraternity for those who want to follow the rule of life of St. Francis of Assisi, will meet Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m., Holy Family Church, Oldenburg, Father Rudolf Room.

Friday, Feb. 28

Stayin’ Alive, the Franklin County Local Coordinating Council of the Governor’s Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana, is accepting grant applications through noon Feb. 28 for projects and programs that aim to reduce substance abuse problems in the county. Info or to receive an application: or 765-647-7272.

The Southeastern Indiana YMCA Family Fun Night Penguin Plunge Pool Party is Feb. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Parents must swim with any children under 8-years-old. Cost: members, free; potential members, $22 family day pass. RSVP: 934-6006.

“Singin’ in the Rain,” part of the Rural Alliance for the Arts Classic Film Series, will be screened Feb. 28, 7 p.m., Gibson Theatre. Tickets at $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors can be purchased at the door.

Feb. 28-March 1

The Oldenburg Academy Drama Club presents “The Canterville Ghost,” a mystery/comedy based on a short story by Oscar Wilde, Feb. 28 and March 1 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets at $7 for adults and $5 for students will be available at the door.

Saturday, March 1

The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District will hold a Household Hazardous Waste collection day for residents of Franklin and Ripley counties March 1. Items can be dropped off at the Franklin County Recycle Center, west of Brookville on Highway 52, 8-10 a.m., or Ripley County Recycle Center, south of Osgood on U.S. 421, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Info:

The Francis Series – Francis, Leader of Peace will be presented March 1, 9-11:30 a.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20. Info and RSVP: 933-6437 or

Children in grades 1-12 may enroll in 4-H. Forms are available through the Franklin County extension office, schools, libraries or club leaders or online at and are due by March 1. Info: 765-647-3511.

Sunday, March 2

St. John’s United Church of Christ, Huntersville, will host a freewill offering spud, soup and salad luncheon March 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., church dining room. Silent auction.

Batesville Knights of St. John will have a stillboard and trap shoot March 2, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Meat and money prizes.

Sons of the American Legion will host a stillboard shoot March 2, 11 a.m., Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271. Info: 934-2228.

Monday, March 3

The Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service will host Pesticide Core, Category 14 Manure/Fertilizer Application and Category 7d Fumigation exams March 3, 3-6 p.m., Schilling Community Center, 900 Mill St., Brookville. Test-takers must show government-issued photo IDs. Registration requested: 800-319-3090 or Info: or Anna Morrow, 765-647-3511.

The postmark deadline for applications for scholarships offered by Franklin County Community Foundation is March 3. Students may download applications from the foundation’s Website at Info: FCCF, 765-647-6810.

The Daughters of Isabella will meet March 3, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus hall.

Tuesday, March 4

Batesville Knights of St. John No. 243 will meet March 4, 7:30 p.m., Knights home.

Wednesday, March 5

The Columbus Star Quilters’ Guild will meet March 5, 9:30 a.m., Masonic Lodge, 4131 Rocky Ford Road. Bring items for auction and show and tell. Info: JayDee Edgell, 812-418-8669.

The St. Louis School seventh-grade class Ash Wednesday fish fry is March 5, 4-7:30 p.m. Freewill offering. Carryouts available. Proceeds benefit the Class of 2015 eighth-grade trip.

The La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, will meet March 5, 5-6 p.m., Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, 122 Nieman St., Sunman. Info: 812-654-2593.

Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library will meet March 5, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 6

“When God Seems Absent – St. John of the Cross” will be presented March 6, 6:30-8 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $15. Info and RSVP: 933-6437 or

A Franklin County Humane Society orientation meeting for volunteers is March 6, 7 p.m., headquarters, 107 High St., Brookville. Info: 765-647-1444, or

Friday, March 7

The Ripley County Mobile Food Pantry will give away food for the needy in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships March 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ripley County Fairgrounds Building 16C, Osgood.

The Batesville Beautification League will meet March 7, noon, Sherman House. Info: Clara Goble, 934-3723.

The movie “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” will be shown March 7, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or

The Christian Motorcycle Association Cross Eyed Riders will meet March 7, 7 p.m., The Gathering Place, Bright. Info: or 513-218-9707.