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.
Saturday, Dec. 28
The Audubon Society Bird Count will be presented Dec. 28, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Michaela Farm, Oldenburg. Cost: $10 for lunch. RSVP: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Dec. 30
United Families will meet Dec. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Community Mental Health Center’s Intensive Youth Services office, 215 E. George St. Dinner and child care provided.
Registration for Southeastern Indiana YMCA programs for the winter 2014 session begin Dec. 30 for members and Jan. 2 for potential members. The programs will start Jan. 6. Info: www.siymca.org or 934-6006.
Tuesday, Dec. 31
A Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana distribution is Dec. 31, 4-6 p.m., parking lot behind the Schilling Center, Brookville.
A public New Year’s Eve dance is Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Batesville Eagles. Matrix will perform. Cover charges are $10 per person or $15 per couple.
Wednesday, Jan. 1
A still board and trap shoot is Jan. 1, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Meat and money shoots.
The Batesville food pantry will be closed Jan. 1.
Friday, Jan. 3
The Ripley County Mobile Food Pantry will give away food for the needy in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships Jan. 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ripley County Fairgrounds Building 16C, Osgood.
Sunday, Jan. 5
Area singers will present a concert of well-known composer Pepper Choplin’s music, led by Choplin, Jan. 5, 6-7:30 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church. The event is sponsored by Batesville United Methodist Church and Rural Alliance for the Arts. A freewill offering will be taken for the Batesville food pantry.
Monday, Jan. 6
The Batesville Casket Co. Retirees Party Jan. 6 has been cancelled due to restaurant remodeling. The group will meet Feb. 3, 11:30 a.m. lunch, Osgood Grub Co. Info: Mary Demaree, 812-614-0901.