Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

May 29, 2013

Activities as of May 29

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Friday, May 31

Greensburg-Decatur County Library Happenings

A family movie takes place May 31, 10 a.m. Info: 812-663-2826.

Smoked Pork Chop Dinner

Hosted by the Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars post May 31, 5-8 p.m.

OA Football Camp Early RSVP Deadline

A day camp for boys entering grades 6-8 will be held July 22-25, 9-11:30 a.m., Oldenburg Academy practice field behind school. Cost: $75 if registered before May 31; $95 after that date. Registration forms available at Info: Wes Gillman, 765-265-0070 or wgillman@oldenburg

May 31-June 2

Oldenburg Franciscan Center Program

Retreat: Individuation, Archetypes and Mythology will be presented May 31, 7 p.m.-June 2, noon. Cost varies.Info and RSVP: 933-6437 or

Saturday, June 1

Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 Breakfast

June 1, 6-10 a.m. Minimum donation: adults, $5; children 6-12, $3; under 6, free. Takeout orders: 934-3144.

Southeastern Indiana Recycling District Household Hazardous Waste Collection

June 1, 8-10 a.m., Franklin County Recycling Center, Brookville; and 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ripley County Recycling Center, Osgood.

First Saturday Hike

June 1, 9 a.m., Versailles State Park Oak Grove Shelter parking lot. Free with  $5 vehicle entrance fee. Info: 812-689-7431.

Sunman Daze

June 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sponsored by Sunman Area Chamber of Commerce.

Women’s Hike

June 15, 10 a.m., Versailles State Park Oak Grove Shelter parking lot. Complimentary adult refreshments provided. Cost is $10, which goes to Friends of VSP for park projects, plus $5 vehicle entrance fee. Preregister by June 1: 812-689-7431.

Sunday, June 2

St. Louis School Rummage Sale Donations

Accepted June 2, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; and June 3-5, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., activity center.

Batesville Knights of Columbus First Degree Initiation

June 2, 10 a.m. Candidates should be at the hall by 9:30 a.m. to register. Info: Scot Harmeyer, 933-9046.

St. John’s United Church of Christ, Penntown, Homecoming

June 2, worship, 10 a.m.; dinner, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Freewill offering. Carryouts and whole chicken available. Proceeds benefit St. John’s Cemetery.

Batesville Knights of Columbus Fishing Derby

June 2, noon-3 p.m., Liberty Park Reservoir, for ages 5-15. Prizes and light meal afterwards at K of C hall.

Christian Motorcyclists Association No. 752

Meets June 2, Hog Rock Cafe, 101 E. Carr St., Milan. Food and fellowship, 1 p.m.; meeting, 2 p.m. Info: 812-654-3713 or

Monday, June 3

Daughters of Isabella

Meets June 3, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus hall. Bring a new member.

June 3-July 12

Batesville Memorial Public Library Summer Reading Program

June 3-July 12, “Catch the Reading Bug.” Sign up at library. Info: 934-4706.

Tuesday, June 4

Babysitter’s Training

Sponsored by the American Red Cross June 4, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Ripley County Office, 629 S. Buckeye St., Osgood. Cost: $85. RSVP: red

Napoleon Senior Club

Meets June 4, 6 p.m., Napoleon Community Center. Bring a covered dish and table service. Info: Jean Huber, 934-2245.

National Alliance on Mental Illness East Central Chapter

Meets June 4, 7 p.m., Richmond State Hospital CTC Building. Sayward Salazar, Meridian Health Services regional manager, will talk about Meridian’s services. Info: 765-966-4094.

Wed., June 5

Columbus Star Quilters

Meets June 5, 9:30 a.m., Masonic Temple at Rocky Ford and Taylor roads. Potluck lunch follows. Bring a dish to share. Info: JayDee Edgell, 812-418-8669.

La Leche League of Sunman

The breast-feeding support group meets June 5, 5-6 p.m., Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, Sunman. Info: 812-654-2593.

Batesville Music and Arts Festival 5K Early Registration Deadline

Entry fees are $15 per person with a T-shirt or $10 without if registered by June 5, going up $5 afterwards. Forms are available at the Y or The race is June 20, 5:30 p.m., Liberty Park. Info: Angela Hurley, 934-6006.

Thursday, June 6

Indiana Fallen Officers Blood Drives

June 6, 12:30-6:30 p.m.,  Indiana State Police, 902 S. Adams St., Versailles; and Franklin County EMS, 608 E. 7th St., Brookville.

Coffee Social

June 6, 4:30 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, Napoleon.

Author Cathy Day

June 6, 6 p.m., Osgood Public  Library, 136 W. Ripley St. The Ball State University creative writing instructor is writing her third book.

Batesville Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge 668

Meets June 6, 7 p.m.

Friday, June 7

Ripley County Food Pantry Large Food Giveaway

June 7, 11 a.m. until food runs out, Osgood fairgrounds, for needy in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships.

Batesville Beautification League

Meets the first Fridays, including June 7, noon, Sherman House. Info: Judy Schath, 934-3234.

Ripley County Community Foundation Small Grant Project Application Deadline

The grants to nonprofit agencies in amounts up to $500 are due by June 7, 4 p.m. Info: Jane Deiwert, 933-1098 or

Texaco Country Showdown

Entry Deadline

June 7. The competition, part of the Batesville Music and Arts Festival, is open to bands and singles. Each must submit a CD with two songs and a $20 fee. Forms available at sponsoring WRBI or at The show is June 21, 8 p.m., Liberty Park.

Red Hat Belles of Batesville Deadline

Will meet June 12, 11:30 a.m., Cross County Plaza parking lot to carpool to Mary Helen’s Place for lunch at noon. RSVPs due by June 7: Eleen Weisenbach, 934-3484.

Fri.-Sat., June 7-8

Sunman Firemen’s Festival

June 7-8, community park. Friday: pork chop dinners; Saturday: parade, 1 p.m.; fried chicken dinners; both days: music, wood bat softball tournament, games, raffle, beer garden.

Fri.-Sun., June 7-9

St. Louis School Rummage Sale

June 7, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; June 8, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; and June 9, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., activity center. Saturday from noon-4 p.m. everything is half off. Sunday is $1 a bag day.

Saturday, June 8

Rural Alliance for the Arts Community Art Show Entries Due

June 8, 9 a.m.-noon, Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. Entry forms are available there and in advance at the Batesville library. Info: Regina Siefert, 934-5213.

Milan ’54

Hoosiers Museum

Grand Opening

June 8, car show, 10 a.m., Milan High School parking lot; video, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., MHS gym;  original championship banners  unveiling, 1 p.m., gym; parade, 1:30 p.m., downtown; ribbon cutting, 2 p.m., museum, 201 W. Carr St.; autograph session ($15 per person), 2:30-4 p.m., town hall; games, 2:30-5:30 p.m., in front of museum; sock hop, 7-9 p.m., gym. Info: 888-747-5394 or

Sat.-Sun., June 8-9

Ride to Remember

The ride honoring fallen heroes and their families begins June 8, 7 a.m., Liberty Park and continues through June 9, 5:30 p.m. Info: Tim Kieffer, 934-2578.

Monday, June 10

“The Tortoise, the Hare and Other Aesop’s Fables”

Part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, June 10, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sign up at library. Info: 934-4706.

Garden Tour and

Cooking Demo

June 10, 6 p.m., Michaela Farm, 3127 State Road 229, Oldenburg, sponsored by Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service. A $5 fee will cover the cost of ingredients. Preregis-tration appreciated: 765-647-3511.

Tuesday, June 11

“Tunes Through Time: Folk  Times”

June 11, 6:30-8 p.m.,  Brookville Library.

Ripley County Democrats

Meets June 11, Browning’s Campground Restaurant, Versailles. Dinner, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12

St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality Card Party

June 12, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.

Saturday, June 15

Get Up and Go

June 15, 9 a.m.-noon, Batesville Christian Church. For children entering kindergarten and older. Families encouraged to participate. Free. Info: 934-5147.

First Aid/CPR/AED Training

Sponsored by the American Red Cross June 15, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Ripley County Office, 629 S. Buckeye St., Osgood. Cost: $85. RSVP: red

Monday, June 17

Oldenburg Academy Pro-Am Golf Classic

June 17, Hillcrest Golf and Country Club. Registration, 10 a.m.; tee time, noon. Registration forms: www.oldenburg Info: Debbie Lamping, 933-0737.

June 17-21

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Crossroads, Day Camp

June 17-21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., for youth entering grades 1-6. Half-day program for preschoolers ages 4 and up. Cost: $35. Registration forms available at or 934-3970.

Tuesday, June 18

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association

Meets the third Tuesday, including June 18, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg. Info: 765-629-2720.

Batesville Area Historical Society

Meets June 18, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: 934-2608.

Wednesday, June 19

Batesville Music and Arts Festival Community Art Show

June 19, 7-8 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St., sponsored by Rural Alliance for the Arts. The Tides, an Indianapolis band, 8-10 p.m., parking lot across the street,  sponsored by the Batesville library.

Thursday, June 20

Batesville Music and

Arts Festival 5K

June 20, 5:30 p.m. (registration 4:30 p.m.), Liberty Park, sponsored by Southeastern Indiana YMCA. Entry fees are $15-20. Forms are available at the Y or Info: Angela Hurley, 934-6006.

Batesville Music and Arts Festival

Cincinnati Symphony Regional Pops Orchestra

June 20, 8 p.m., Liberty Park. Freewill collections. Batesville Kiwanians will serve food and drinks starting at 5 p.m.

Friday, June 21

Batesville Music and Arts Festival

Texaco Country Showdown

June 21, 8 p.m., Liberty Park Pavilion, presented by Batesville radio station WRBI and Jim True Ford, Brookville. Freewill collections. Batesville Kiwanians will serve food and drinks starting at 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 22

Carnival Day

June 22, 9 a.m.-noon, Batesville Christian Church. Kindergarten age children and older may be dropped off.  Families encouraged to participate. Free. Info: 934-5147.

Saturday, June 23

St. Nicholas, Sunman, Church Picnic

June 23, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fried chicken and roast beef dinners, beer garden, games.

Wednesday, June 26

Batesville Quiltmakers

Meet June 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Batesville Christian Church. Info: Carlan Bischoff, 812-212-1180.

Saturday, June 29

Hobby Day

June 29, 9 a.m.-noon, Batesville Christian Church. For children entering kindergarten and older. Families encouraged to participate. Free. Info: 934-5147.

First Aid/CPR/AED Training

Sponsored by the American Red Cross June 29, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Dearborn and Ohio County Chapter, 539 Main St., Lawrenceburg. Cost: $85. RSVP: red

Saturday, July 6

First Saturday Hike

July 6, 9 a.m., Versailles State Park Oak Grove Shelter parking lot. Free with  $5 vehicle entrance fee. Info: 812-689-7431.

Wednesday, Aug. 7

Salute a Soldier 5K Run/Walk Sponsors’ Deadline

Sponsorship forms are due by Aug. 7 for the first annual event Sept. 7 to honor all servicemembers. Hosted by Sunman American Legion Post 337. Info:  Rita Seig, 812-209-9099.

Monday, Aug. 19

Franklin County Historical Society

“Pioneer Association of Franklin and Union Counties, Ind., and Butler County, Ohio” by Mike Condo will be presented Aug. 19,  Goldfinch Diner, 11161 U.S. 52:  6 p.m., dinner; 7 p.m. Come a little earlier to order from the menu.  RSVP requested:  Pam Beneker, 765-647-7365.

Monday, Oct. 21

Franklin County Historical Society Program

Oct. 21, Brookville United Methodist Church, 150 E. Eighth St.:  6 p.m., dinner; 7 p.m., program, topic to be announced, county historian John Newman. Cost: $10. RSVP required: Pam Beneker, 765-647-7365.

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