The Tyson Library’s, Versailles, grades K-6 independent reading program starts Feb. 3. Pick up reading logs to record progress for prizes. Logs due April 14. Info: 812-689-5894 or www.tysonlibrary.org.
The Food and Growers Association Eighth Annual Grower/Producer Conference, “Small Farm Enterprises = Big Opportunities,” is Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Batesville Intermediate School. Cost: $20. A post-seminar workshop on backyard poultry, 2:30-3:30 p.m., can be attended for an additional $10. RSVP by Feb. 3: Deanna Hookway, 812-212-5432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 4
An American Red Cross blood drive is Feb. 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Southeastern Indiana YMCA conference room. Drop-ins welcome. To make an appointment: 934-6006.
Batesville Knights of St. John No. 243 will meet Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., Knights home.
Wednesday, Feb. 5
The Columbus Star Quilters’ Guild will meet Feb. 5, 9:30 a.m., Masonic Lodge, 4131 Rocky Ford Road. Bring a show and tell to share.
Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library will meet Feb. 5, 7 p.m.
The St. Louis Ladies Auxiliary No. 11 will meet Feb. 5, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John home. The $11 dues are payable to St. Louis Ladies Auxiliary and can be mailed to Anna Mae Nobbe, 82 Village Road, Batesville, IN 47006. Info: Katy Hortemiller, 934-5267.
Thursday, Feb. 6
A Franklin County Humane Society orientation meeting for volunteers is Feb. 6, 7 p.m., headquarters, 107 High St., Brookville. Info: 765-647-1444, FranklinCountyHumane@gmail.com or http://members.petfinder.com/~IN19/index.html.
Friday, Feb. 7
The Ripley County Mobile Food Pantry will give away food for the needy in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships Feb. 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ripley County Fairgrounds Building 16C, Osgood.
Feb. 7, noon, is the deadline for candidates to file for candidacy for the May 6 primary. Info: Ripley County Clerk’s Office, Versailles, 812-689-6115 (hours are weekdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.); Franklin County Clerk’s Office, Brookville, 765-647-5111, Ext. 3 (hours are weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.).