The Batesville Herald-Tribune
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Saturday, Nov. 23
Vulnerability: Opening to the Sacred will be presented Nov. 23, 9-11:30 a.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20-$30. Info: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade is Nov. 23, 1 p.m., downtown. Food and craft booths and entertainment, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Visits with Santa and raffle drawings after the parade. Info: 934-3101 or http://batesvillein.com.
November Noel, sponsored by the Brookville/Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, is Nov. 23, 1-5 p.m., Franklin County Courthouse lawn, Brookville. Carriage rides, photos with Santa, a United Way of Franklin County Coat Drive, reindeer, food, music and games.
A Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is Nov. 23, 6:30 p.m., gazebo near the Whitewater Canal State Historic Site, Metamora. Carols, stories, refreshments.
The comedy “Dashing Through the Snow” will be presented by the Greensburg-based Tree County Players Nov. 23, 7 p.m., Greensburg City Hall auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 18 and under at the door.
The Daughters of Isabella will have their Christmas dinner Monday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus hall. Cost: $12. RSVPs and payments due by Nov. 23: Bernie Meyer, 934-3659. Bring food pantry donations.
Sat.-Sun., Nov. 23-24
The Milan Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will host a craft show Nov. 23-24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 812-654-2946.
The Southeastern Indiana YMCA Holiday 2013 session program registration continues Nov. 23-24. Programs begin Nov. 25.
Sunday, Nov. 24
The Sunman Area Life Squad whole hog sausage/pancake breakfast is Nov. 24, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunman Elementary School. Freewill donation. Sausage links, patties and bulk will also be available for sale. Info: 812-6
A Christmas Craft Fair will be held Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Milan High School.
A stillboard and trap shoot will be held Nov. 24, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Meat and money shoots.
The Dance Studio winter concert, “In the Holiday Spirit,” is Nov. 24, 2 p.m., Batesville High School auditorium.
Monday, Nov. 25
United Families will meet Nov. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Community Mental Health Center’s Intensive Youth Services office, 215 E. George St. Dinner and child care provided.
Tuesday, Nov. 26
A Pioneer Thanksgiving will be celebrated Nov. 26, 10 and 11:15 a.m. and 12:10 and 5:30 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library Annex. Info. and to register: 934-4706.
On Nov. 26, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will have a board meeting, 4 p.m. Info: 812-663-2826.
A Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana distribution is Nov. 26, 4-6 p.m., parking lot behind the Schilling Center, Brookville. Please bring bags or boxes. To volunteer: Ken Brown, 765-698-7714.
Wednesday, Nov. 27
The Batesville food pantry will be closed Nov. 27, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
Batesville Memorial Public Library trustees will meet Nov. 27, 5 p.m.
Batesville Toastmasters will meet Nov. 27, 5:30 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. (old Taff Furniture building). Info: 934-3462.
A stillboard and trap shoot will be held Nov. 27, 5:30 p.m., Tri-County Coonhunters. Meet and money shoots.
A stillboard and trap shoot will be held Nov. 27, 6 p.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Meat and money shoots.
”Year end is Coming – are you Ready?” is the theme of a Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn session by certified public accountants Shawwn Storms and Brad Feldman Dec. 3, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Big Four Café. The cost, including lunch, is $15 for chamber members and $20 for non-chamber members. Reservations by Nov. 27: Donna Burdett, 934-3101 or email@example.com.
Thursday, Nov. 28
The Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, sponsored by Southeastern Indiana YMCA, begins there Nov. 28, 8 a.m. The cost is $12 if preregistered by Nov. 25 or $15 after that date. Info: Angela Hurley, 934-6006, Ext. 254.
Friday, Nov. 29
A Friends of Versailles State Park Walk Off the Gravy Hike is Nov. 29, 9 a.m., campground overflow parking lot. Info: Ripley County Tourism Bureau, 812-689-7431.
The Moving On Band will perform Nov. 29, 8 p.m.-midnight, Batesville Eagles, 104 W. Pearl St. Info: 934-3610.
Nominations for four Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce awards are due Nov. 29. Forms are available at www.batesvillein.com, then click on Community, Event Apps and 2014 Nomination Forms. They also can be picked up at the offices of The Herald-Tribune and WRBI.
The Batesville Area Historical Society Snowflake Luncheon is Dec. 4, 11 a.m. doors open, noon lunch, Hillcrest Country Club. The cost is $25 per person. The benefit will raise funds for the society’s museum, 15 W. George St. To reserve a seat or table of eight by Nov. 29: Jinny Stewart, 933-0267. Tickets are also available at the museum and Geis Electronics.
Fri.-Sun., Nov. 29-Dec. 1
The Metamora Old-Fashioned Christmas Walk is Nov. 29-30, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Also, Dec. 6-8; Dec. 13-15; and Dec. 20-22.
Saturday, Nov. 30
The Batesville Knights of Columbus Cash Out Raffle to raise money for the scholarship fund is Nov. 30, 3-9 p.m. Dinner, 5-7 p.m. Cost: $20, includes meal.
Sunday, Dec. 1
A Christmas breakfast will be held Dec. 1, 8 a.m.-noon, St. Paul Catholic School, New Alsace (a ministry of All Saints Parish). Smorgasbord, music, pictures with Santa (9:30-11:30 a.m.). Info: 812-623-5381.
The Sons of the American Legion will host a stillboard shoot Dec. 1, 11 a.m., Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271, 2899 E. Legion Road. Info: 934-2228.
A variety stillboard shoot will be held Dec. 1, noon, St. Nicholas Church, Sunman. Proceeds go to St. Nicholas School.
Monday, Dec. 2
Gifts and/or gift cards for LifeTime Resources’ Angel Tree project are due by Dec. 2. They must be dropped off or mailed to the office, 13091 Benedict Drive (off of U.S. 50), Dillsboro, IN 47018. Info: Diana Davis, 812-432-6213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Red Hat Belles of Batesville Christmas party is Dec. 13, noon, Mary Helen’s Bed and Breakfast. Bring $5-$10 children’s gift (include note indicating for boy or girl and age) for distribution at food pantry. Bring Christmas cards for troops and ornament for exchange. RSVP by Dec. 2: Eleen Weisenbach, 934-3484.
Tuesday, Dec. 3
Napoleon Senior Club will meet Dec. 3, 6 p.m., Napoleon Community Center. Bring a covered dish and table service. Info: Jean Huber, 934-2245.
Batesville Knights of St. John No. 243 will meet Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., Knights home.
Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship applications for Franklin County students are available online at www.franklincountyindiana.com under Scholarships. Completed applications must be postmarked by Dec. 3.
Batesville Middle School eighth-graders are selling $10 gift certificates to 15 local restaurants through Dec. 3 to help fund the May class trip to Washington, D.C. Info: 934-5175.
Wednesday, Dec. 4
The Columbus Star Quilters Guild will meet Dec. 4, 9:30 a.m., Masonic Lodge, 4131 Rocky Ford Road. Wrap one quilt block for exchange and bring items for show and tell and food for potluck. Info: JayDee Edgell, 812-418-8669.
La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, meets Dec. 4, 5-6 p.m., Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, Sunman. Info: 812-654-2593.
The Franklin County Community Foundation open house and annual meeting is Dec. 4, 5-7 p.m., 527 Main St., Brookville.
The Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Party is Dec. 4, 6 p.m., Brau Haus, Oldenburg. Bring $10 gift for exchange and items for food pantry. RSVP: Lou Voegele, 934-3394; or Mary Bossert, 934-3079.
Thursday, Dec. 5
Light Up the Night will take place Dec. 5, 5 p.m. with tree lighting at 6 p.m., Memorial Building. Info: 933-6100.
Batesville Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge 668 will meet Dec. 5, 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 6
The Ripley County Mobile Food Pantry will give away food for the needy in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ripley County Fairgrounds Building 16C, Osgood.
Batesville Beautification League will meet Dec. 6, noon, Sherman House. Info: Clara Goble, 934-3723.
A card party will take place Dec. 6, 1:30-4 p.m., St. Andrews Health Campus. Info: Kristin Rowland, 934-5090.
Christian Motorcyclists Association No. 752 will meet Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Skyline Chili, 714 W. Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg. Info: 812-654-3713 or CMAUSA.org.