Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

March 25, 2014


The Batesville Herald-Tribune

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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.

Wed.-Fri., March 26-28

The Batesville Quiltmakers will meet for Sew Days March 26-28, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: Carlan Bischoff, 812-212-1180.

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

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

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.

March 29-30

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:

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:

Exhibit of acrylic paintings by Batesville Intermediate School art teacher and muralist Rebecca Davies is March 1-31, Batesville Memorial Public Library.

Full Speed Ahead: FutureBiz© 2024, a free seminar sponsored by the Ripley County Economic Development Corp. and Ripley County Chamber of Commerce, is April 4, 8-10 a.m., Osgood Community Center, 147 W. Ripley St. To RSVP by March 31: 812-689-4344 or

Tuesday, April 1

The Messier Marathon, a free, live, online observing event from the Virtual Telescope in Italy, is April 1, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.

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.

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.

Batesville Knights of St. John No. 243 will meet April 1, 7:30 p.m., Knights home.

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.

April 2-3

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, 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, or

Friday, April 4

The Ripley County Mobile Food Pantry will give away food for the needy 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, 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

The Christian Motorcycle Association Cross Eyed Riders will meet April 4, 7 p.m., The Gathering Place, Bright. Info: or 513-218-9707.

Saturday, April 5

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 $15. Info and registration forms:

On April 5, Oldenburg Franciscan Center will host two programs: Francis Series – Franciscan Prayer, 9-11:30 a.m., $20; and Psychology: Move From Your Mind to Your Soul, 1-3 p.m., $20-$30. Info and RSVP: 933-6437 or

Eagle Fire Co., Oldenburg, is having a gun raffle April 5. Cost: $50. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Info and tickets: Ben Nobbe, 812-212-2065

A benefit dinner/dance for Tom Waechter, who recently lost his battle with brain cancer, is April 5, 3-9 p.m., The Barn at Walhill Farms. Car show, silent auction, dinner, live music, split the pot. All proceeds go to medical expenses. Info: Connie Collins, 934-4025 or

The St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Crossroads, annual chicken and beef supper is April 5, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Freewill offering. Carryouts: adults, $10; ages 10 and under, $5.

Sat.-Sun., April 5-6

The Oldenburg Academy Students in Sports mattress sale fundraiser is April 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and April 6, noon-5 p.m., OA gym.

Auditions for the Rural Alliance for the Arts spring musical “The Yankee Doodle” are April 5-6, 2-4:30 p.m., Batesville High School band room. Persons ages 8 and up should be prepared to sing a patriotic or traditional musical song. Info: Pam Cope, 812-212-8833.

Sunday, April 6

A sausage and pancake breakfast sponsored bythe New Alsace Conservation Club will be held April 6, 7:30 a.m.-noon, New Alsace American Legion post. Cost: adults, $8; kids under 10, $10; under 3, free. Info: 812-623-2431 or

Coffee Talk: Teaching as a Spiritual Practice will be presented April 6, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or

The Project T3 coin paddle auction is April 6, 2:30 p.m., Sherman House. Doors open, 2 p.m. Must be 18 or older to attend. Cost: $15. Tickets and info: 934-2585.

Monday, April 7

The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a Health Care Information Drop-In April 7, 1-5 p.m.

The application deadline for the Southeastern Indiana Recycling District Students Making an Environmental Difference Scholarships for graduating high school seniors is Monday, April 7, at 3 p.m. Downloadable applications are available on the Web site. Info: 800-997-4793.

Prospective and regular Batesville Dog Park Committee members will meet April 7, 7 p.m., dog park’s future site, Liberty Park next to tennis courts.

April 7-14

The Southeastern Indiana YMCA Spring II session registration begins April 7 for members and April 10 for potential members. Programs begin April 14.

Tuesday, April 8

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet April 8, 7 p.m.

A solo card party will be held April 8, 7:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John Hall.