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Saturday, Dec. 7
Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 breakfast, Dec. 7, 6-10 a.m. Minimum donation: adults, $5; children 6-12, $3; under 6, free. Takeout orders: 934-3144.
The Oldenburg Knights of St. John will host a Breakfast with Santa Dec. 7, 8-11 a.m., Holy Family Church, Oldenburg, cafeteria. Freewill offering. Partial proceeds benefit Tri-County Council for Special People, Inc.
First Saturday Hike, Dec. 7, 9 a.m., Versailles State Park Oak Grove Shelter parking lot. Free with $5 vehicle entrance fee. Info: 812-689-7431.
Oldenburg’s Holiday Under the Spires is Dec. 7. Jingle Bell Jog, crafts fair, cookie walk, soup sale, horse parade, live music. Theatrical reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” 6:45 p.m., Holy Family Gym.
The Milan Main Street Christmas Parade is Dec. 7, 10 a.m. Info: Linda Baurley, 812-212-2008.
Children may meet with Santa Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in his house downtown. Sponsored by Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Cincinnati Kinderballet will present “The Nutcracker” Dec. 7, 3 p.m., Batesville Middle School Commons. The program with refreshments is provided by Rebecca Stein, Jackson Street Kids Academy, and Sandra Dickey. RSVP: 934-4706.
The Batesville Eagles will host the Gold Dust Girls Dec. 7, 8 p.m.-midnight. Info: 934-3610.
Sat.-Sun., Dec. 7-8
The Metamora Old-Fashioned Christmas Walk is Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Ripley County Fairgrounds Park Annual Christmas Walk, Osgood, is Dec. 7-8, 6-8 p.m. Info: Shanna Joseph, 812-689-6535 or email@example.com.
Sunday, Dec. 8
An all-you-can-eat whole hog sausage breakfast is Dec. 8, 7 a.m.-noon, St. Leon American Legion.
Batesville Knights of St. John will host a stillboard and trap shoot Dec. 8, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Meat and money prizes.
The St. Nicholas School, Sunman, concert featuring the Christmas story is Dec. 8, 1:30 p.m., church hall.
The East Central High School choral concert is Dec. 8, 3 p.m., Performing Arts Center.
The Oldenburg Academy concert is Dec. 8, 4 p.m., auditorium.
The Franklin County Arts Council will present the Joyful Sound English Handbell Choir, Indianapolis, Dec. 8, 4 p.m., Brookville United Methodist Church. Cost: $5. Info and tickets: Patti Wilhelm, 765-309-1473.
A potluck sponsored by the Food & Growers Association of the Laughery Valley Environs is Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m., Michael Hood’s home, 51 Pine Grove Drive. Bring a dish to share. RSVP by Dec. 8: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Dec. 9
The Sunman-Dearborn Middle School choral concert is Dec. 9, 6:30 p.m., East Central High SchoolPerforming Arts Center
The Batesville Primary School concert featuring first- and second-graders is Dec. 9, 7 p.m., Batesville High School gym.
Tuesday, Dec. 10
The St. Louis School concert featuringkindergartners through second-graders is Dec. 10, 7 p.m., activity center.
The Sunman-Dearborn Middle School band concert is Dec. 10, 7 p.m., East Central High School Performing Arts Center.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet Dec. 10, 7 p.m.
A solo card party will be held Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John Hall.
Wednesday, Dec. 11
Kids can make holiday ornaments Dec. 11, 3-7 p.m., Brookville and Laurel libraries. Info: 765-647-4031 or 765-698-2582.
Batesville Toastmasters will meet Dec. 11, 5:30 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. (old Taff Furniture building). Info: 934-3462.
St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality card party, Dec. 11, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.
The Sunman-Dearborn Intermediate School concerts are Dec. 11, 6 p.m. for fifth-graders and 7 p.m. for sixth-graders, East Central High School Performing Arts Center.
Thursday, Dec. 12
A Winter Wonderland Christmas Party for toddlers through sixth-graders is Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m., Tyson Library, Versailles. RSVP: www.tysonlibrary.org or 812-689-5894.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Ladies Auxiliary will meet Dec. 12, 7 p.m.
A free holiday movie, “Thomas’ Magical Christmas” will be presented Dec. 12, 7 p.m., Gibson Theatre. Sponsored by Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library.
Friday, Dec. 13
Friday Night Film Series: “Les Miserables” will be presented Dec. 13, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
Fri.-Sat., Dec. 13-14
The St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, Live Nativity is Dec. 13-14, 4-9 p.m. Live music.
Fri.-Sun., Dec. 13-15
The Metamora Old-Fashioned Christmas Walk is Dec. 13-14, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14
A cookie walk will be held Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Lawrence School’s Fr. Hartzer Hall, 524 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg.
Dream Workshop: Our Personal Wisdom will be presented Dec. 14, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45-$65. Info: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children may meet with Santa Dec. 14, 12:30-2:30 p.m. in his house downtown. Sponsored by Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce.
“Bluegrass Christmas” featuring Tony Holt & The Wildwood Valley Boys and others is Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m., Milan Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall. The $18 advance tickets (children under 12 free) are available at the VFW, Milan American Legion or The Reservation. Tickets are $20 at the door. Info: Tony Holt, 812-654-3778.
The Anneliese Von Oettingen School of Ballet will present “The Nutcracker” Dec. 14, 7 p.m., Franklin County High School Lew Wallace Auditorium. Sponsored by Franklin County Arts Council. Cost: adults, $8; students and senior citizens ages 62 and up, $4; kids under 4 and active military personnel, free. Tickets available at FCN Bank, Brookville, and at the door.
Sunday, Dec. 15
Coffee Talk: Called to Compassion will be presented Dec. 15, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Sisters of St. Francis chapel, Oldenburg. Info: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
The Sons of the American Legion will host a stillboard shoot Dec. 15, 11 a.m., Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271, 2899 E. Legion Road. Info: 934-2228.
The Clyde Flodder/Mule Nobbe Memorial Shoot is Dec. 15, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club. Partial proceeds will go to the American Heart Fund and Cancer Fund.
Monday, Dec. 16
The Ripley County Food Pantry will give away food for the needy in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships Dec. 16, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m., Ripley County Fairgrounds Building 16C, Osgood. One monthly visit per family.
The St. Louis School band, strings and choir concert is Dec. 16, 2 p.m., activity center.
The Batesville Middle School and Batesville High School band concert isDec. 16, 7 p.m., BHS auditorium.
Family Cares, a support group for family members of those with mental illness, meets Dec. 16, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Men’s Auxiliary will meet Dec. 16, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 17
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet Dec. 17, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg. Info: 765-629-2720.