The Batesville Herald-Tribune
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Saturday, March 22
The Friends of Batesville Memorial Public Library Used Book & Etc. Sale is March 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. library annex, 10 W. Boehringer St. From 3-5 p.m., shoppers may fill bags for $2 each.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Ladies Auxiliary will have their spring dinner March 22, 4:30-7:30 p.m., post home. Roast beef and meatloaf served. Info: Patti Weberding, 934-3644.
The Metamora Music Café Songwriter Night featuring Charlie Mosbrook, Cleveland’s 2011 Songwriter of the Year, is March 22, 7 p.m., Metamora United Methodist Church sanctuary.
The Batesville High School Kiwanis Student Leadership Academy Kolor 4 Kiwanis is April 5, 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. race, Liberty Park. The cost is $10 for anyone over 18 and $5 for those 18 and under who register before March 22. The cost for all participants who register on race day is $15. Info and registration forms: http://bit.ly/1cT95ih.
Sunday, March 23
Tri-Township Conservation Club will host a stillboard and trap shoot March 23, 11 a.m. Meat and money prizes.
A spaghetti dinner fundraiser is March 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Ye Olde Central House, Main Street (State Road 48), Napoleon. Proceeds from the $5 meal benefit the nonprofit Napoleon Community Recreation and Restoration Corp.
A reading from “Bertha’s Battle – A Lesson in Faith and Survival,” written by Batesville resident Bertha Kreinhop and Mel Calvert, is March 23, 2 p.m., Batesville public library.
Monday, March 24
The Family Kite Fly, sponsored by Tyson Library, is March 24, 1 p.m., Versailles State Park swimming pool parking lot. Bring kites. There is no park gate fee. Info: www.tysonlibrary.org or 812-689-5894.
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a book signing with author Ben Walker March 24, 6 p.m. Info and RSVP: 812-663-2826 or www.greensburglibrary.org.
March 24-27 and 29
Lifeguard training for persons 15 and up is March 24-27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with testing March 29, 9 a.m., Southeastern Indiana YMCA. The fee is $100 for members and $175 for nonmembers. Info: 934-6006.
Tuesday, March 25
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library board meeting is March 25, 4 p.m.
Area farmers are invited to a grain marketing meeting sponsored by the Sunman Area Chamber of Commerce March 25, 6:30 p.m., Sunman Town Hall. The discussion will include impacts from the 2014 Farm Bill.
Mon.-Fri., March 24-28
The Batesville Quiltmakers will meet for Sew Days March 24-28, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: Carlan Bischoff, 812-212-1180.
Tuesday, March 25
A Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana distribution is March 25, 4-6 p.m., parking lot behind the Schilling Center, Brookville. Please bring bags or boxes. To volunteer: Ken Brown, 765-698-7714.
Wednesday, March 26
Batesville Memorial Public Library trustees will meet March 26, 5 p.m.
Batesville Toastmasters will meet March 26, 5:30 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. Info: 934-3462.
Thursday, March 27
“When Courage is Needed – John Woolman” will be presented March 27, 6:30-8 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $15. Info and RSVP: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Indiana Adopt a Child March 27, 6:30 p.m. Info and RSVP: 812-663-2826 or www.greensburglibrary.org.
The Secular Franciscans, a fraternity for lay people who want to follow the rule of life of St. Francis of Assisi, will meet March 27, 6:30 p.m., Holy Family Church, Oldenburg, Father Rudolf Room.
March 27 and 29
The American Red Cross Southeastern Indiana Chapter will hold orientation for prospective volunteers March 27, 7-9 p.m. and March 29, 9-11 a.m., 539 Main St., Lawrenceburg. RSVP required: 812-537-9036.
The Metamora Mandolin Gathering is March 29, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; March 30, noon-3 p.m., Metamora United Methodist Church. Workshops and free concerts. Registration is $75. Info and to register: http://bit.ly/1fHUZWX.
Monday, March 31
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring an art contest for students in grades 9-12. Entries are due by March 31. To obtain an entry form: Kay Pulskamp, 934-3442. Info: www.ladiesauxvfw.org/programs/scholarships.html.
Exhibit of acrylic paintings by Batesville Intermediate School art teacher and muralist Rebecca Davies is March 1-31, Batesville Memorial Public Library.
Tuesday, April 1
A Healthy Heart Dinner sponsored by Margaret Mary Health is April 1, 5 p.m., Sherman House. Cardiologist Dr. Eugene Chung is the guest speaker. The cost is $10. Info and to register: Ashley Morris, 933-5257.
The Napoleon Senior Community Club will meet April 1, 6 p.m., Napoleon Community Center. Bring a covered dish and table service.
Batesville Knights of St. John No. 243 will meet April 1, 7:30 p.m., Knights home.
The Daughters of Isabella 20th anniversary dinner and meeting is April 7, 6 p.m., Sherman House. RSVPs by April 1, Theresa Bedel, 934-4582. Bring food pantry donations and reservations for April 26 Spring Fling.
“Saving Mr. Banks” will be shown April 1, 6 p.m., Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library. Info: 812-663-2826.
Wednesday, April 2
The Columbus Star Quilters’ Guild will meet April 2, 9:30 a.m., Masonic lodge, 4131 Rocky Ford Road, Columbus. Doris Goins will talk about Accept the Challenge – the Hoffman Challenge Trunk Show. Attendees should bring a show and tell item.
The La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, will meet April 2, 5-6 p.m., Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, 122 Nieman St., Sunman. Info: 812-654-2593.
Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library will meet April 2, 7 p.m.
Children must be 5 by Aug. 1 for Franklin County Community School Corp. kindergarten registration. Registration times are April 2, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and April 3, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Brookville Elementary School (765-647-3503) and Laurel Elementary School (765-698-3851); and April 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and April 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mount Carmel Elementary School (800-543-5880). Parents should bring an official birth certificate, Social Security number and completed immunization record and are encouraged to bring the prospective kindergartner.
Thursday, April 3
The free seminar Transforming Your Local Economy from the Purdue Center for Regional Development will be presented twice April 3: 8:30-11:30 a.m., Brookville United Methodist Church; and 2-5 p.m. Batesville Memorial Public Library. Registration is required: Diane Fuchs, email@example.com or 812-952-9765.
A Franklin County Humane Society orientation meeting for volunteers is April 3, 7 p.m., headquarters, 107 High St., Brookville. Info: 765-647-1444, FranklinCountyHumane@gmail.com or http://members.petfinder.com/~IN19/index.html.
Friday, April 4
The Ripley County Mobile Food Pantry will give away food for the needy in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships April 4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ripley County Fairgrounds Building 16C, Osgood.
The Batesville Beautification League will meet April 4, noon, Sherman House. Info: Clara Goble, 934-3723.
Applications for the 2014 Enhanced Telecommunications Corp. scholarships, available at high school guidance offices and online at www.etczone.com, are due April 4.
The movie “Bless Me, Ultima” will be shown April 4, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Christian Motorcycle Association Cross Eyed Riders will meet April 4, 7 p.m., The Gathering Place, Bright. Info: Crosseyedrider@aol.com or 513-218-9707.