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Saturday, Feb. 8
Francis Series – Francis & the Sultan will be presented Feb. 8, 9-11:30 a.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20. Info: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
The Margaret Mary Health Safe Sitter class, a babysitting preparation program for 11- to 13-year-olds, is Feb. 8, 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., auditorium. The cost to attend is $40. Registration is required: 933-5257.
A chicken dinner will be served Feb. 8, 5-8 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall. Carryouts available. Proceeds go to the American Legion Baseball Team.
Batesville Community Education Foundation’s Western Night fundraiser is Feb 8, 6:30 p.m. dinner with cash bar, followed by a dance with music by Nuttin’ Fancy, Walhill Farm. Casual Western attire. Tickets are $50 per person or $95 per couple. To RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Feb. 9
The St. Nicholas Ladies Sodality are sponsoring a valentine breakfast Feb. 9, 7:30 a.m.-noon, St. Nicholas Church, Sunman. Freewill offering.
The Hamburg Knights of St. John will have a stillboard and trap shoot Feb. 9, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg.
The Knights of Columbus Pro-Life Bowl and Spaghetti Dinner is Feb. 9. Bowling shifts are 1 and 3 p.m., East Bowl. Dinner starts 4 p.m., K of C Clubroom. Cost: $24 for two. Dinner only, freewill offering. Families welcome. Proceeds go to area pro-life groups. Tickets: 934-4054.
Tuesday, Feb. 11
The Ripley County Democrats will meet Feb. 11, Osgood Grub Co. Dinner, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m.
A Food & Growers Association of the Laughery Valley Environs potluck will be held Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m., Virginia Tidman’s house, 138 White Oak Drive, Hillindale Commons. Bring a dish to share. RSVP: email@example.com or 812-212-8187.
A solo card party will be held Feb. 11, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John Hall.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet Feb. 11, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 12
The St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality Card Party is Feb. 12, 1 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.
Batesville Toastmasters will meet Feb. 12, 5:30 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. Info: 934-3462.
Oldenburg Academy’s Reverse Raffle is Feb. 22, 6 p.m., school gym. Cost: $65. RSVP by Feb. 12: 933-0737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Feb. 13
The Tyson Library, Versailles, toddler/preschool story time runs Feb. 13-March 13. Visit Miss Karen at the library for more details.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Ladies Auxiliary will meet Feb. 13, 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 14
“Casablanca,” part of the Rural Alliance for the Arts Classic Film Series, will be screened Feb. 14, 7 p.m., Gibson Theatre. Tickets at $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors can be purchased at the door.
Saturday, Feb. 15
Psychology: Integrating Spirituality & Health will be presented Feb. 15, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45-$65, includes lunch. RSVP: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
St. Anthony’s Ladies Society is hosting an over 21 Valentine’s Dance and Silent Auction Feb. 15, Schad Hall, Morris. Doors open, 6 p.m.; auction, 6-10 p.m.; dance, 7-11 p.m. Music provided by Music in Motion. Bring your own beverages. Info or tickets: 812-363-3984.
The Prell-Bland American Legion Steak Fry and Dance is Feb. 15. Social hour, 6-7 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. Cost: $15. Info and tickets: John Baumer, 812-216-7710.
Sunday, Feb. 16
The Oldenburg Knights of St. John will host a breakfast Feb. 16, 7 a.m.-noon, Holy Family Church, Oldenburg, cafeteria. Freewill offering. Partial proceeds benefit the Tri-County Council for Special People.
Coffee Talk: Clay in the Hands of the Potter will be presented Feb. 16, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Men’s Auxiliary will have a stillboard and trap shoot Feb. 16, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Meat and money shoots.
Monday, Feb. 17
The Ripley County Food Pantry will give away food for the needy in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships Feb. 17, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m., Ripley County Fairgrounds Building 16C, Osgood. One monthly visit per family.
A community blood drive sponsored by Hoxworth Blood Center is Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, Huntersville.
The Southeastern Indiana Right to Life will meet Feb. 17, 7 p.m., Church of Christ, Jarvis Drive, Versailles.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Men’s Auxiliary will meet Feb. 17, 7 p.m.
A Family Support Group for family members of those with mental illness, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, meets Feb. 17, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: 812-667-5429 or www.NAMI.org.
The Southeastern Indiana YMCA Spring 1 Program registration begins Feb. 17 for members and Feb. 20 for potential members. Classes begin Feb. 24. Info: www.siymca.org or 934-6006.
Tuesday, Feb. 18
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 0813 will meet Feb. 18, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg. Info: 765-629-2720.
The Batesville Area Historical Society 5 p.m. reception and 6 p.m. organizational meeting are Feb. 18, Memorial Building. Three outgoing officers will be honored: President Jean Struewing, Treasurer Margie Wilhelm and membership chair Joan Karbowski. New leaders will be introduced and members’ input on how the organization should proceed will be gathered. Info: 932-0999 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 19
Contemplative Prayer will be presented Feb. 19, 3-4:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Moving MES Forward Foundation will host a Harlem Wizards and Milan All-Stars basketball game Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m., Milan High School. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available at Milan schools and The Reservation, Milan. Cost: students, $8; general admission, $10, in advance; and $10 and $12 at the door. Info: Brenda Schwering, 812-654-2922.
Thursday, Feb. 20
National speaker Marc Wilson will present “Staying Relevant to a Changed Customer” Feb. 20, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Batesville public library. The seminar, sponsored by the city of Batesville, Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Southeast Indiana Small Business Development Center, costs $20 for chamber members and $25 for nonmembers. To RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/Batesville220.
Friday, Feb. 21
The Batesville High School Band spaghetti dinner is Feb. 21, 4:30-7 p.m., BHS cafeteria. Cost: adults, $8; children 12 and under, $5. Music by BHS Sportcoat Jazz and Batesville Steel bands.