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Wednesday, Nov. 6
On Nov. 6, the Greensburg–Decatur County Public Library will host a Friends of the Library Bridge Tournament, 8:30 a.m. and Beginning Computer Class Series, 6 p.m., Info: 812-663-2826.
The Columbus Star Quilters’ Guild will meet Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m., masonic lodge, 4131 Rocky Ford Road, Columbus. Bring item for show ‘n tell. Members will also work on their service projects. Bring machines and sewing instruments. Info: JayDee Edgell, 812-418-8669
La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, meets Nov. 6, 5-6 p.m., Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, Sunman. Info: 812-654-2593.
The Sunman Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Appreciation/Awards Dinner is Nov. 6, 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. dinner, Sunman American Legion post. Reservations at $20: 812-623-4553.
St. Louis/Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary meets Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Knights home. Info: Katy Hortemiller, 934-5267.
Thursday, Nov. 7
Batesville Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge 668 will meet Nov. 7, 7 p.m.
The Red Hat Belles of Batesville will meet for lunch Nov. 13, noon, Ertel’s Bistro and Winery. Reservations needed by Nov. 7: Eleen Weisenbach, 934-3484.
Friday, Nov. 8
A cod dinner buffet will be held Nov. 8, 4-7 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, Hubbells Corner. Freewill offering.
The Franklin County Democratic Party fall fundraiser is Nov. 8, Knights of Columbus Hall, Brookville. Doors open, 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 6 p.m.; raffle/auction, 7 p.m. The $20 tickets can be purchased at the door. Info: Tom Vohland, 513-593-2345.
Applications to be in the Nov. 23 Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade or man a food or craft booth are due Nov. 8. Forms are available on the Web site http://batesvillein.com, click on Community, then Event Apps; The Herald-Tribune and WRBI.
Saturday, Nov. 9
Batesville curbside pickup of large items from residents’ homes is Nov. 9 starting at 5 a.m. Acceptable items: clothing; furniture, bedsprings and mattresses; rugs and carpet pieces; rubber hose; appliances; wood, bundled 4 feet or shorter, 75 pounds maximum; insulation; cans and buckets, totally cleaned and dry; paint cans containing dried paint only. Refrigerators, air-conditioning units and freezers must have stickers showing chlorofluorocarbons were removed. Info: 933-6100.
The St. Maurice Catholic Church Fall Smorgasbord is Nov. 9, from 4-7:30 p.m., parish activity center, Napoleon. Cost is $10 for adults, $4 for children 6-12, free for younger kids.
A turkey dinner will be held Nov. 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Batesville United Methodist Church. Carryout, 4-6:30 p.m. Cost: adults, $10; children, $5.
Greg Hough, founding member of Petra, considered the most successful contemporary Christian band, will perform a free concert Nov. 9, 7 p.m., The Upper Room, 124 E. Sixth St., Brookville.
Sunday, Nov. 10
The Morris Volunteer Firemen’s Breakfast is Nov. 10, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Schad Hall, Morris. Freewill offering. Proceeds go toward equipment.
The Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Men’s Auxiliary is sponsoring a benefit shoot for Johnny Fields Nov. 10, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Meat and money shoots. All proceeds go to his medical expenses.
The Sunman American Legion Veterans Day Dinner and Flag Retirement Ceremony is Nov. 10, post. Freewill offering chicken dinner, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., eat in or carry out; flag retirements, 1 p.m. Info: 812-623-2055.
The Oldenburg Academy Open House is Nov. 10, 1-3 p.m. Info: Annette Hunger, 934-4440, Ext. 231.
The Daughters of Isabella Chapter 1384 will host a chocolate social for guys and gals over 18 Nov. 10, 2-4 p.m., Holy Family Church cafeteria, Oldenburg. Cost: $5 and a chocolate treat to share. Door prizes, split the pot, games. Info: Rosie Slagle, 934-6668.
St. Paul’s Ladies Sodality will have its annual turkey bingo and raffle Nov. 10, 6 p.m., St. Paul’s Catholic Church Hall, New Alsace. Children welcome. Refreshments. Proceeds benefit St. Paul’s Parish and school.
Tuesday, Nov. 12
The Batesville Farm-City Banquet, sponsored by Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Batesville High School FFA and Batesville Kiwanis Club, is Nov. 12, 6 p.m., Batesville Middle School Commons. Tickets at $7, preferably purchased by Nov. 5, are available at chamber, Hertel Shoe Store and Geis Electronics. A few at $9 will be available at the door. Info: Ed Krause, 934-2194.
A Mango Premiere Launch Party is Nov. 12, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Attendees will be introduced to the wide array of foreign language learning programs available.
Ripley County Democrats will meet Nov. 12, Holton Community Building. Dinner (beans and corn bread), 6 p.m. (freewill offering); meeting, 7 p.m.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet Nov. 12, 7 p.m.
Batesville Knights of St. John solo card party is Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 13
On Nov. 13, the Greensburg–Decatur County Public Library will host an eReader Petting Zoo. Info: 812-663-2826.
St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality card party, Nov. 13, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.
”Extending the Season for Vegetable Crops with Low Tunnels and More,” a free field day presented by the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, is Nov. 13, 2:30-6 p.m., Michaela Farm, 3127 State Road 229, Oldenburg. RSVPs appreciated: 765-647-3511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Batesville Toastmasters will meet Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. (old Taff Furniture building). Info: 934-3462.
Thursday, Nov. 14
Contemplative Prayer will be presented Nov. 14, 3-4:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $5. Info: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
Mark McLane will discuss the art of writing and read selected passages from his novel, “The Impersonators,” Nov. 14, 4-6 p.m., Ivy Tech Community College.
On Nov. 14, the Greensburg–Decatur County Public Library will host a Pinterest Party, 6 p.m. Info: 812-663-2826.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Ladies Auxiliary will meet Nov. 14, 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 15
A card party will take place Nov. 15, 1:30-4 p.m., St. Andrews Health Campus. Info: Kristin Rowland, 934-5090.
To receive holiday gifts, a Ripley County person or family in need may complete an Angels of Giving application by Nov. 15 at the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service office, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. weekdays, Osgood fairgrounds. Applications also may be obtained by calling Shanna Joseph, 812-756-0958.
East Indiana Area Health Education Center, Batesville, will offer up to nine $1,000 grants to support the health work force in the nonprofit’s 14-county service area, which includes Ripley and Franklin. The application deadline is Nov. 15. Info: Rhonda Savage, Rhonda.firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-212-3210.
Fri.-Sat., Nov. 15-16
”Once Upon a Mattress” will be presented Nov. 15-16, 7 p.m., Oldenburg Academy auditorium. Cost: adults, $7; ages 18 and under, $5. Advance reserved seat tickets: 934-4440. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door on show nights.