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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.
Monday, Nov. 11
All veterans and their spouses are invited to the Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 bean soup and chili dinner Nov. 11, 4:30-7 p.m. Info: Patti Weberding, 934-3644.
The annual Knights of Columbus Memorial Mass for deceased members is Nov. 11, 7 p.m., hall.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.email@example.com 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.
Saturday, Nov. 16
Emily Ann Thompson and two other musicians will present folk and Celtic tunes during a free Batesville Memorial Public Library After Hours Concert Series show Nov. 16, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17
The Oldenburg Knights of St. John will host a breakfast Nov. 17, 7 a.m.-noon, Holy Family Church cafeteria, Oldenburg. Freewill offering. Partial proceeds benefit Tri-County Council for Special People.
Coffee Talk: Called to Celebrate our Place at the Table will be presented Nov. 17, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Sisters of St. Francis chapel, Oldenburg. Info: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Nov. 18
The Ripley County Food Pantry will give away food for the needy in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m., Ripley County Fairgrounds Building 16C, Osgood. One monthly visit per family.
A blood drive will be held Nov. 18, noon, Greensburg–Decatur County Public Library parking lot. Info: 812-663-2826.
Family Cares, a support group for family members of those with mental illness, meets Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.
The Southeastern Indiana Right to Life will meet Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Church of Christ, Jarvis Drive, Versailles.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Men’s Auxiliary will meet Nov. 18, 7 p.m.
The Ripley County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting is Nov. 21, 5 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner, South Ripley Elementary School cafeteria. Three awards, comedian, silent auction. Reservations at $25 needed by Nov. 18: 812-689-6654 or email@example.com.
The Southeastern Indiana YMCA Holiday 2013 session program registration begins Nov. 18 for members and Nov. 21 for potential members. Programs begin Nov. 25.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet Nov. 19, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg. Info: 765-629-2720.
The free one-hour Webinar “Osteoarthritis, Joint Stress and Injury Prevention in Livestock Production” can be viewed two ways Nov. 19: 3 p.m., Room 204, government center, 1010 Franklin Ave., Brookville. Info and special accommodations request: 765-647-3511 or firstname.lastname@example.org; online. To register online by Nov. 14: bit.ly/1dbiO7X.
The Batesville Intermediate School fourth-grade concert with the theme “Circus Circus” is Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m., Batesville High School auditorium.
Wednesday, Nov. 20
Batesville Quiltmakers will meet Nov. 20, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Batesville Christian Church. Info: Carlan Bischoff, 812-212-1180.
Batesville High School Financial Aid Night for seniors and their parents or guardians is Nov. 20, 5:30 p.m., auditorium.
Thursday, Nov. 21
The Secular Franciscans, a fraternity for lay people who want to follow the rule of life of St. Francis of Assisi, will meet Nov. 21, 6:30 p.m., Holy Family Church, Oldenburg, Father Rudolf Room.
Friday, Nov. 22
The Sunman Area Chamber of Commerce parade with the theme “The Holidays of the Season: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s!” is Nov. 22, 6 p.m., from Meridian Street to American Legion. Scavenger hunt and holiday bazaar, 5-8 p.m.