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.
Saturday, Jan. 4
Batesville curbside pickup of large items from residents’ homes is Jan. 4 starting at 5 a.m. Acceptable items: clothing; furniture, bedsprings and mattresses; rugs and carpet pieces; rubber hose; appliances; wood, bundled 4 feet or shorter, 75 pounds maximum; insulation; cans and buckets, totally cleaned and dry; paint cans containing dried paint only. Refrigerators, air-conditioning units and freezers must have stickers showing chlorofluorocarbons were removed. Info: 933-6100.
Francis Series – Francis: Wounded Warrior will be presented Jan. 4, 9-11:30 a.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20. Info: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
Auditions for “Marry me a Little,” the Tree County Players, Greensburg, next production, are Jan. 4, 9 a.m.-noon, Decatur County Courthouse Room 106. Enter through north door facing Washington Street. Audition appointments recommended: Jim Powell, 812-593-7235. Show dates are Feb. 14-15.
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.
A stillboard shoot, sponsored by Sons of the American Legion, will be Jan. 5, 11 a.m., Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271, 2899 E. Legion Road. Info: 934-2228.
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.
The Red Hat Belles of Batesville will meet Jan. 8, noon, Wagner’s Village Inn, Oldenburg. RSVP by Jan. 5: 934-3484. Also, $10 dues are payable to The Red Hat Belles and mailed to Katy Hortemiller, 9 Ash Hill Court, Batesville, IN 47006.
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
Persons interested in running for offices in the May 6 primary can begin filing for candidacy Jan. 8. The deadline is Feb. 7, noon. 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 (hours are weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.).
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
A community blood drive is Jan. 9, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., donor buses at the Margaret Mary Health parking lot. Info or to make an appointment: Mary Jo Nobbe, 933-5274.
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.
Sunday, Jan. 12
A stillboard and trap shoot to benefit the Holy Family Parents Advocating Catholic Education group will be Jan. 12, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Meat and money shoots.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A workshop on “Beef Forage Quality: Assessing a Dollar Value” is Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m., Room 203, government center, 1010 Franklin Ave, Brookville. To RSVP by Jan. 13: Anna Morrow, 765-647-3511 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.
The Ripley County Democrats will meet Jan. 14, Browning’s Campground Restaurant, Versailles. Dinner, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m.
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.
Thursday, Jan. 16
The Immaculata Club, the Oldenburg Academy alumni local chapter, will celebrate Christmas Jan. 16, 6 p.m., Sherman House. RSVP: Pam Scheele, 934-2433.
Purdue University extension educator Roy Ballard and USDA district conservationist Tim Schwipps will talk about a bee pasture and how to get it started at the Jan. 16 Southeastern Indiana Beekeepers Association meeting, 6:30 p.m., Milan library. Info: www.indianahoney.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 Sassy Scrapers Winter Crop, for ladies ages 12 and older, is Jan. 17, 6 p.m.-midnight, Church on the Rock, 407 Township Line Road. To reserve a table: Valarie Vohland, 934-3154.