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Saturday, Aug. 17
Ripley County Amateur Radio Club Tailgator Hamfest is Aug. 17, 8 a.m., RomWeber Marketplace. Forum, ham radio licensing test, raffles, tailgate sales. Admission, $5; indoor tables, $4 each. Info and directions: talk-in frequency +441.775 and +147.135 (pl# 146.2); 812-756-2470.
The Kops and Kids fundraiser sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police in Ripley and Franklin counties is Aug. 17, Milan Community Park. Breakfast, 8:30-11 a.m.; motorcycle ride, 1:15 p.m.; food, kids’ games, silent auction, dunking booth, 12:30-7:30 p.m. Info: 812-756-1257. Ride cost: single, $25; double, $40. To register: http://2013lv405event.wix.com/lvcopsandkids.
The Franklin County Humane Society Youth Group for students in grades 5-12 will meet Aug. 17, 3 p.m., headquarters, 107 High St., Brookville. Info: 765-265-4588.
Batesville Knights of St. John are hosting a ribeye steak dinner Aug. 17, 4-8 p.m. Cost: $15.
Monday, Aug. 19
The Franklin County Historical Society will present “Pioneer Association of Franklin and Union Counties, Ind., and Butler County, Ohio” by Mike Condo Aug. 19, Goldfinch Diner, 11161 U.S. 52: 6 p.m., dinner; 7 p.m. RSVP: Pam Beneker, 765-647-7365.
Family Cares, a support group for family members of those with mental illness, will meet Aug. 19, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.
The Southeastern Indiana Right to Life will meet Aug. 19, 7 p.m., Church of Christ, Jarvis Drive, Versailles.
Tuesday, Aug. 20
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet Aug. 20, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg. Info: 765-629-2720.
Batesville Area Historical Society will meet Aug. 20, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. John and Dorothy Garrett will talk about their recent 500 mile walk from El Camino to Santiago, Spain. Info: 934-2608.
Wednesday, Aug. 21
Oldenburg Franciscan Center Program, Contemplative Prayer, will be presented Aug. 21, 3-4:30 p.m. Cost: $5. Info and RSVP: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A mandatory driver education meeting for those students taking it in the fall and their parents is Aug. 21, 7 p.m., Batesville High School cafeteria.
The Tombstone Trail will be presented Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m., Brookville Library. Info: 765-647-4031.
Friday, Aug. 23
Ladies 12 and older are welcome to join the Sassy Scrappers Aug. 23, 6 p.m., Church on the Rock Assembly of God, for an optional overnight scrapbooking session. Shawna Howell of Stampin Up will provide instruction and inspiration. Breakfast provided. RSVP: Valarie Vohland, 934-3154.
A junior high youth dance for grades 6-8 is Aug. 23, 7:30-10 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John Hall, 111 S. Vine St. Sponsored by the Knights of St. John Mission Team. Cost: $5.
Fri.-Sat., Aug. 23-24
The Ripley County Humane Society Rummage Sale is Aug. 23-24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Building 12, Ripley County fairgrounds, Osgood. Food, 50/50 split-the-pot, silent auction.
Saturday, Aug. 24
The Red Brick Kiln Road Rally is Aug. 24, beginning and ending at Batesville Primary School. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; drivers’ meeting, 9:45 a.m.; rally, 10 a.m. Cost: $34.95 if preregistered by Aug. 23; $44.95 day of event. Info: 812-623-5727 or www.scenicroadrallies.com.
Batesville Memorial Public Library Kids Health and Safety Fun Day is Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., library grounds. Children from prekindergarten to fourth grade will enjoy free booths with information plus games, crafts and refreshments.
The St. Paul United Methodist Church, Sunman, annual chicken dinner is Aug. 24, 4-6 p.m., church park shelter. Cost: $9. Proceeds go toward church insurance.
Batesville Memorial Public Library After Hours Concert Series and Ice Cream Social is Aug. 24, 7-9 p.m. IU School of Music quartet Harpeth Rising performs a free mix of bluegrass, folk and classical.
Sunday, Aug. 25
The all-you-can-eat Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Men’s Auxiliary Breakfast is Aug. 25, 7 a.m.-noon. Freewill offerings.
St. Paul’s Ladies Sodality will host a hot breakfast bar buffet Aug. 25, 7:30 a.m.-noon, St. Paul’s Church hall, New Alsace. Freewill offering.
Monday, Aug. 26
United Families will meet Aug. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Community Mental Health Center’s Intensive Youth Services office, 215 E. George St. Dinner and child care provided.
Aug. 26-Sept. 2
Southeastern Indiana YMCA Fall I Registration begins Aug. 26 for members and Aug. 29 for potential members. Programs begin Sept. 2. Info: 934-6006 or www.siymca.org.
Tuesday, Aug. 27
The Rural Alliance for the Arts annual meeting is Aug. 27, 7 p.m., Batesville public library.
Wednesday, Aug. 28
Batesville Quiltmakers will meet Aug. 28, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Batesville Christian Church. Info: Carlan Bischoff, 812-212-1180.
Batesville Toastmasters will meet Aug. 28, 5:30 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. (old Taff Furniture building). Info: 934-3462.
Thursday, Aug. 29
A Girl Scout open house is Aug. 29, 6-8 p.m., Batesville public library. Girls may enjoy free activities, meet leaders, fill out registration forms and pay $15 annual dues. Info: Carol Meyer, Dmeyer11@etczone.com or 932-2151.
Parents and boys in grades 1-5 are invited to Cub Scouts Recruitment Night Aug. 29, 6:30 p.m., Batesville Primary School cafeteria. Info or if unable to attend: Amy McKell, 812-212-9137 or amy2agpro.net.
Sunday, Sept. 1
St. John’s, Enochsburg, church picnic is Sept. 1. Chicken and roast beef dinners served beginning at 11 a.m. Games, beer garden, raffles, silent auction.
Christian Motorcyclists Association No. 752 will meet Sept. 1, Hog Rock Cafe, 101 E. Carr St., Milan. Food and fellowship, 1 p.m.; meeting, 2 p.m. Info: 812-654-3713 or CMAUSA.org.
Monday, Sept. 2
Hillenbrand Doll Plant gathering for retirees and spouses is Sept. 2, 11:30 a.m., Osgood Grub Co. All-you-can-eat buffet: $10.62 includes tip.
Tuesday, Sept. 3
A blood drive will be held Sept. 3, 1-6:30 p.m., Sunman American Legion hall. Info or to schedule an appointment: www.hoxworth.org/groups/sunman or Roger Lang, 812-623-3685.
Napoleon Senior Club will meet Sept. 3, 6 p.m., Napoleon Community Center. Bring a covered dish and table service. Info: Jean Huber, 934-2245.
Daughters of Isabella will meet Sept. 3, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus hall.
Wednesday, Sept. 4
The Columbus Star Quilters’ Guild will meet Sept. 4, 9:30 a.m., masonic lodge, 4131 Rocky Ford Road. Xenia Cord will present “Enrolled upon the Bed: American Name-Inscribed Quilts.”
La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, will meet Sept. 4, 5-6 p.m., Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, Sunman. Info: 812-654-2593.
Thursday, Sept. 5
Batesville Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge 668 will meet Sept. 5, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 6
Batesville Beautification League will meet Sept. 6, noon, Sherman House. Info: Clara Goble, 934-3723.
Ripley County Community Foundation Small Grant Project application deadline is Sept. 6, 4 p.m. The grants are to nonprofit agencies in amounts up to $500. Info: Jane Deiwert, 933-1098 or www.rccfonline.org.
For the Friday Night Film Series Sept. 6, “Francesco” will be presented 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
The Minister’s Quartet will be in concert Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m., Lighthouse Baptist Church, Milan. Info: 812-654-2582.
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