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Friday, Dec. 13
Friday Night Film Series: “Les Miserables” will be presented Dec. 13, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
Fri.-Sat., Dec. 13-14
The St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, Live Nativity is Dec. 13-14, 4-9 p.m. Live music.
Fri.-Sun., Dec. 13-15
The Metamora Old-Fashioned Christmas Walk is Dec. 13-14, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14
A cookie walk will be held Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Lawrence School’s Fr. Hartzer Hall, 524 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg.
Dream Workshop: Our Personal Wisdom will be presented Dec. 14, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45-$65. Info: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children may meet with Santa Dec. 14, 12:30-2:30 p.m. in his house downtown. Sponsored by Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce.
”Bluegrass Christmas” featuring Tony Holt & The Wildwood Valley Boys and others is Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m., Milan Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall. The $18 advance tickets (children under 12 free) are available at the VFW, Milan American Legion or The Reservation. Tickets are $20 at the door. Info: Tony Holt, 812-654-3778.
The Anneliese Von Oettingen School of Ballet will present ”The Nutcracker,” sponsored by the Franklin County Arts Council, Dec. 14, 7 p.m., Franklin County High School Lew Wallace Auditorium. Cost: adults, $8; students and senior citizens ages 62 and up, $4; kids under 4 and active military personnel, free. Tickets available at FCN Bank, Brookville, and at the door.
A free My Brother’s Keeperconcert is Dec. 14, 7 p.m., Upper Room Event Center, 124 E. 6th St., Brookville.
Sunday, Dec. 15
Coffee Talk: Called to Compassion will be presented Dec. 15, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Sisters of St. Francis chapel, Oldenburg. Info: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
The Sons of the American Legion will host a stillboard shoot Dec. 15, 11 a.m., Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271, 2899 E. Legion Road. Info: 934-2228.
The Clyde Flodder/Mule Nobbe Memorial Shoot is Dec. 15, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club. Partial proceeds will go to the American Heart Fund and Cancer Fund.
Monday, Dec. 16
The Ripley County Food Pantry will give away food for the needy in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships Dec. 16, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m., Ripley County Fairgrounds Building 16C, Osgood. One monthly visit per family.
The St. Louis School band, strings and choir concert is Dec. 16, 2 p.m., activity center.
The Batesville Middle School and Batesville High School band concert is Dec. 16, 7 p.m., BHS auditorium.
Family Cares, a support group for family members of those with mental illness, meets Dec. 16, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Men’s Auxiliary will meet Dec. 16, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 17
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet Dec. 17, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg. Info: 765-629-2720.
Wednesday, Dec. 18
Batesville Christian Church will host a blood drive Dec. 18, 1-7 p.m. Info: 934-5147. For appointments: www.hoxworth.org/groups/bcc.
Contemplative Prayer will be presented Dec. 18, 3-4:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $5. Info: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids can make holiday ornaments Dec. 18, 3-7 p.m., Brookville and Laurel libraries. Info: 765-647-4031 or 765-698-2582.
The Sunman Elementary School concert is Dec. 18, 7 p.m., East Central High School Performing Arts Center.
Thursday, Dec. 19
The St. Paul School, New Alsace, concert is Dec. 19, 6:30 p.m., gym.
The East Central High School band concert is Dec. 19, 7 p.m., Performing Arts Center.
Friday, Dec. 20
A card party will take place Dec. 20, 1:30-4 p.m., St. Andrews Health Campus. Info: Kristin Rowland, 934-5090.
The deadline is Dec. 20 for singers to participate in a Jan. 5 choral workshop and concert led by well-known composerPepper Choplin at Holy Family Catholic Church. The event is sponsored by Batesville United Methodist Church and Rural Alliance for the Arts. The cost for the workshop and music is $10 for adult singers and free for high school students. To register: 934-3137 or batesvilleUM@etczone.com.
Fri.-Sun., Dec. 20-22
The Metamora Old-Fashioned Christmas Walk is Dec. 20-21, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Dec. 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun.-Tue., Dec. 22-24
The New Point Christian Church Live Nativity is Dec. 22-24, 7-9 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 23
Kids in grades K-4 can handcraft and wrap gifts for their parents at Santa’s Workshops Dec. 23, 10 a.m., Brookville library and 2 p.m., Laurel library. RSVP: 765-647-4031 and 765-698-2582.
Teens can make Christmas crafts Dec. 23, 1-3 p.m., Tyson Library, Versailles. RSVP: www.tysonlibrary.org or 812-689-5894.
Wednesday, Dec. 25
The Batesville food pantry will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
Friday, Dec. 27
The Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, will host Christmas tours Dec. 27, 6-8 p.m. Nature Christmas tree, Chime Choir. Info: 934-2475.
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