Please submit news for Activities to diane.raver @batesvilleheraldtribune.com. Submissions may also be made in person, by fax at 812-934-6406 or by mail at 475 N. Huntersville Road, Batesville, IN 47006. E-mail is preferred.
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
Batesville Memorial Public Library trustees will meet Dec. 30, 5 p.m.
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 New Year’s Eve party with music by Crum Karaoke will be held Dec. 31, 7 p.m., Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183. Bring a snack to share. Cost: $5 per person.
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.
The movie ”The Impossible” will be presented Jan. 3, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
The Christian Motorcycle Association Cross Eyed Riders will meet Jan. 3, 7 p.m., The Gathering Place, Bright. Info: Crosseyedrider@aol.com or 513-218-9707.
Saturday, Jan. 4
Francis Series – Francis: Wounded Warrior will be presented Jan. 4, 9-11:30 a.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20. Info: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Jan. 5
The Batesville Knights of St. John Commandery 243 will serve a breakfast Jan. 5, 7:30 a.m.-noon, Vine Street hall. Freewill donation. Partial proceeds go to St. Louis School.
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.
The Daughters of Isabella All Saints Circle 1384 will meet Jan. 6, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall. Dues may be paid.
Mon.-Fri., Jan. 6-17
Registration forms for Batesville High School’s spring driver education program will be available in the main office beginning Jan. 6. They are due by Jan. 17, and are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. A mandatory meeting for all students and parents is Jan. 22, 7 p.m., BHS cafeteria.
Tuesday, Jan. 7
A Microsoft Word I computer class will be held Jan. 7, 6 p.m., Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library. Info and to register: 812-663-2826.
Batesville Knights of St. John No. 243 will meet Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m., Knights home.
Wednesday, Jan. 8
Interested persons are welcome to attend the Columbus Star Quilters’ Guild meeting Jan. 8, 9:30 a.m., Masonic Lodge, 4131 Rocky Ford Road. Member Jamie Schantz, Batesville, will hold a trunk show to display many of her quilts, including the 2012 Viewers’ Quilt Award. Please bring a show-and-tell to share. Info: JayDee Edgell, 812-418-8669.
The St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality Card Party is Jan. 8, 1 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.
Batesville Toastmasters will meet Jan. 8, 5:30 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. Info: 934-3462.
Thursday, Jan. 9
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Ladies Auxiliary will meet Jan. 9, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 11
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Geocaching in Decatur County Cemeteries Jan. 11, 11 a.m. Info: 812-663-2826.
The Southeast Indiana Health Center Draw Down Fundraiser with chances to win $3,000 is Jan. 11, 3 p.m. drawing starts, 5-7 p.m. dinner (no carryouts), Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall. The draw down, including a meal and draft beer, costs $20 per ticket and is presented by the Ripley County Community Foundation. Info: Marcy Wurtz, 934-5242.
Monday, Jan. 13
Keep Your Brain Healthy will be presented by Julie Ackley of St. Andrews Health Campus Jan. 13, 10:45 a.m., Southeastern Indiana YMCA Martial Arts Room. Buffet lunch follows. Cost: free to members; guests welcome with day pass. RSVP by Jan. 7: 934-6006.
A Relay for Life of Ripley County volunteer committee meeting is Jan. 13, 6 p.m., Sherman House. The meeting will begin the planning process for the fun 24-hour event June 21-June 22, 8 a.m.-8 a.m., Batesville High School track that brings together families, friends, businesses, hospitals, schools and faith-based groups to celebrate the lives of those who have had cancer, remember those who lost their battle and fight back against the disease. Info: Jeni Schnebelt, 812-571-0297 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, Jan. 14
On Jan. 14, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a make and take in the Children’s Room; and a Microsoft Word II computer class, 6 p.m. Info and to register: 812-663-2826.
A solo card party will be held Jan. 14, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John Hall.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet Jan. 14, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 15
Contemplative Prayer will be presented Jan. 15, 3-4:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Jan. 17
The Tri-Force Mission Team will present Farringway’s Funways, a Murder Mystery Dinner Jan. 17, Schad Hall, Morris. Doors open, 5:30 p.m.; Italian dinner, 6 p.m. Cost: $15. Babysitting available for children under 10 for $10 per child. Tickets: 933-1519. All proceeds will help send 36 youth and adults from St. Louis and St. Nicholas parishes to their summer mission trip to Milford Center, Ohio.
“The Godfather,” part of the Rural Alliance for the Arts Classic Film Series, will be screened Jan. 17, 7 p.m., Gibson Theatre. Tickets at $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors can be purchased at the door.
Monday, Jan. 20
The Ripley County Food Pantry will give away food for the needy in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships Jan. 20, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m., Ripley County Fairgrounds Building 16C, Osgood. One monthly visit per family.
The Southeastern Indiana Right to Life will meet Jan. 20, 7 p.m., Church of Christ, Jarvis Drive, Versailles.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Men’s Auxiliary will meet Jan. 20, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 21
A Microsoft Excel I computer class will be held Jan. 21, 6 p.m., Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library. Info and to register: 812-663-2826.