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, 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.
Wed.-Fri., Jan. 8-17
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.
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.