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. 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.
Mon.-Fri., Jan. 13-17
Registration forms for Batesville High School’s spring driver education program are available in the main office. 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. 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.
The Food & Growers Association of the Laughery Valley Environs potluck is Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m., Big 4 Cafe. Bring a dish to share. Info: Mary Meyer, 212-9673 or FGAPotluck@gmail.com.
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.
“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.
Saturday, Jan. 18
The Southeast Indiana Economic Opportunity Corp.will present Embracing Diversity: Celebrating Differences in the Classroom & Beyond Jan. 18, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. RSVP: 800-755-8558.
Digger the Hedgehog will visit children ages toddler through grade 6 Jan. 18, 1 p.m., Tyson Library, Versailles. Info and RSVP: 812-689-5894 or www.tysonlibrary.org.
The first annual Batesville Intermediate School Winter Carnival is Jan. 18, 1-4 p.m. Games, prizes, food. Info: 212-1527.
Sunday, Jan. 19
There will be a breakfast Jan. 19, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunman American Legion Post 337. Freewill offering. Bulk sausage preorders: Milton Howard, 812-623-3835.
Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271 will sponsor a stillboard shoot Jan. 19, 11 a.m. Proceeds go to its Legion baseball team.
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
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 0813 will meet Jan. 21, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg. Info: 765-629-2720.
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.
Wednesday, Jan. 22
Batesville Toastmasters will meet Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. Info: 934-3462.
A mandatory meeting for all students participating in Batesville High School’s spring driver education program and their parents is Jan. 22, 7 p.m., BHS cafeteria.
Thursday, Jan. 23
The St. Louis Catholic Preschool Open House is Jan. 23. Parents interested in the two day a week program for 3- to 4-year-olds can visit 5-6 p.m. Those interested in the three day a week program for pre-K can visit 6-7 p.m. Info: 932-1731.
The Batesville Lions Club will meet Jan. 23, Sherman House. Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Dr. Tim Putnam, Margaret Mary Health president. RSVP: Ted Hartshorn, 934-2636.
Saturday, Jan. 25
A blood drive, sponsored by Hoxworth Blood Center, will be held Jan. 25, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sunman American Legion hall. Info or to schedule appointment: Roger Lang, 812-623-3685 or www.hoxworth.org/groups/sunman. Walk-ins welcome.
Psychology: Fear & Moving Forward will be presented Jan. 25, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45-$65, includes lunch. RSVP: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
Sunday, Jan. 26
Coffee Talk: Anger, Guilt & Images of God will be presented Jan. 26, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Jan. 27
An American Red Cross blood drive is Jan. 27, 1-6 p.m., bus in Southeastern Indiana YMCA parking lot.
Tuesday, Jan. 28
On Jan. 28, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a library board meeting(open to the public), 4 p.m.; and a Microsoft Excel II computer class, 6 p.m. Info and to register: 812-663-2826.
Friday, Jan. 31
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a Teen Girls’ Spa Night for grades 6-12, 6-9:30 p.m. Info and to register: 812-663-2826.
Sunman Elementary School full-day kindergarten registrations for the 2014-15 school year will be accepted during January. Children must be 5 by Aug. 1 to enroll. A certified, county-issued birth certificate and current immunization records (even if not yet complete) are required. Registration forms: ses.sunmandearborn.k12.in.us under the “Info” tab. Info: Chris Richter, 812-623-2235, Ext. 15903.