Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

November 21, 2012

Activities as of Nov. 21

The Herald-Tribune

BATESVILLE — Saturday, Nov. 24

Walk Off the Gravy

The free Walk off the Gravy Historic Walk, sponsored by Friends of

Versailles State Park, is Nov. 24, 10 a.m., campground gate. Park historian Bill Dallman will lead the walk, which will take about two hours on an easy trail past original home sites and park structures. Walkers are urged to bring walking sticks and  bottled water. No registration necessary. Info: 812-689-7431.

Bikers for

Tykes Ride

The Franklin County HOBOS (Helpers on Bikes Organization) Bikers for Tykes Ride/ Dinner/Dance is Nov. 24, sign-ups at 10:30 a.m., ride at noon, Pioneer Restaurant, Brookville. Participants will return to the Brookville American Legion around 6 p.m. for a dinner. Music by The Renegades and dancing will begin at 8 p.m. Fees are $10 for a single rider, $15 for a rider with passenger and $5 for the dance only. Proceeds used for kids’ Christmas gifts. Info: Fred Hogan, 765-580-2383.

D of I RSVP Deadline

The Daughters of Isabella Christmas party is Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus hall. Bring a food pantry donation instead of gift exchange. RSVPs by Nov. 24: Melissa Jacobs, 933-0767.


Sunday, Nov. 25


Trap Shoot

Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg, will host a stillboard and trap shoot Nov. 25, 11 a.m.  Prizes: meat and money.

Movie Night

“The Fellowship of the Ring,” the first of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will be shown free Nov. 25, 6 p.m., the Upper Room, 124-B E. 6th St., Brookville.


Monday, Nov. 26

Library Happenings

The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will sponsor Read It and Eat Teen Book Club for grades 6-12 Nov. 26, 6:30 p.m. Info: 812-663-2826.


Tuesday, Nov. 27

Library Happenings

The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Food for Thought, sponsored by the Greensburg-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce, Nov. 27, 11 a.m. Info: 812-663-2826.

Support Group

A support group for individuals and/or family members to receive mutual support, education, advocacy and service regarding mental health issues meets the last Tuesday of the month, including Nov. 27, 7-8:30 p.m., Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Greensburg, OB conference room. Confidentially honored. Info: Linda Ricke, 812-663-6370.


Wednesday, Nov. 28

OFC Program

Grieving with God will be presented  Nov. 28 and Dec. 5 and 12, 11 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $15 per session. Info and reservations: 933-6437 or

Batesville Toastmasters

The Batesville Toastmasters meeting, which is open to the public, is Nov. 28, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.

BMPL Trustees

The Batesville Memorial Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Nov. 28, 5 p.m.


Thursday, Nov. 29

Author Visit

The Arts in Education Evening Series will host illustrator/author Will Hillenbrand Nov. 29, 6 p.m., Batesville Primary School cafeteria.


Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Advent Retreat

An Advent Retreat with Joy Carol: The Healing Power of our Stories will be presented Nov. 30, 7 p.m.-Dec. 2, noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost varies. Info and reservations: 933-6437 or


Saturday, Dec. 1

Masonic Breakfast

Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 will serve a monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast Dec. 1, 6-10 a.m. Minimum donation: adults, $5; children 6-12, $3; under 6, free. Takeout orders: 934-3144.

Holiday Under

the Spires

Holiday Under the Spires will take place Dec. 1 in Oldenburg. Breakfast with Santa, 8-11 a.m. (photos, 8-10:30 a.m.); Jungle Bell Jog/Walk 5K, 9 a.m.; arts and crafts fair, 9 a.m,-3 p.m.; shops open, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; cookie walk and soup sale, 10 a.m-3 p.m. horse parade, 2:30 p.m.; music, food, fun. Info: Mary Beth Kerker, 933-0360 or

D of I Prayer Service/Breakfast

The Daughters of Isabella will meet Dec. 1, 8:05 a.m., St. Louis Church, for an Advent prayer service followed by breakfast at the Sherman House. RSVPs: DeeDee Kaiser, 934-4899.

First Aid/CPR Training

The American Red Cross will hold an adult and pediatric first aid/CPR/AED class Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Ripley County Office, 629 S. Buckey St., Osgood. Cost: $110. Pre-registration required:

Holiday Concert

Electric violinist and vocalist Cathy Morris and her band Collage perform Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Big Four Café, Romweber Flats. Tickets at $20, with $3 discounts for Rural Alliance for the Arts members, must be reserved: Joan Kuhlman, 933-0355.

Auxiliary Christmas Party RSVP

The Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary will hold its annual Christmas party Dec. 4, Sherman House. Cocktails, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. Please bring a food pantry donation and $10 gift exchange for members. RSVPs by Dec. 1: Katy Hortemiller, 934-5267.


Sat.-Sun., Dec. 1-2

“Becoming the

Village of Spires”

“Becoming the Village of Spires,” an entertaining and inspiring play celebrating the history of Oldenburg, will be presented Dec. 1, 7 p.m., and Dec. 2, 2 p.m., Oldenburg Academy auditorium. Cost: adults, $10; ages 3-12, $7. Tickets are available at the Village Store and Schwestern Art Gallery, Oldenburg, or from Gary Munchel, 934-6582. 


Sunday, Dec. 2


St. Mary’s of the Rock annual whole hog sausage and pancake breakfast is Dec. 2, 7 a.m.-noon, Klee Hall. Freewill offering. Christmas Corner. Proceeds benefit Religious education.


The St. Paul School, New Alsace, annual freewill Christmas smorgasbord breakfast is Dec. 2, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., gym. Pictures with Santa, 9:30-11:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the school. Info: 812-623-2631 or www.stpaul

Stillboard Shoot

Batesville Sons of the American Legion will host a stillboard shoot Dec. 2, 11 a.m., Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271. Info: 934-2228.

Stillboard/Trap Shoot

The Oldenburg Knights of St. John will host a stillboard and trap shoot Dec. 2, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Prizes: meat and money. Partial proceeds benefit Tri-County Council for Special People.

Stillboard Shoot

A variety stillboard shoot will be held Dec. 2, noon, St. Nicholas Church, Sunman. Proceeds benefit St. Nicholas School.


Tuesday, Dec. 4

WWII Discussion Group

The World War II Discussion Group will meet Dec. 4, 10 a.m., St. Andrews Health Campus. The discussion will center on the comments and memories of two 90-year-old World War II veterans.


The Sassy Scrappers scrapbooking group for ladies 12 and older meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month, including Dec. 4, 6 p.m., Church on the Rock. Participants should bring their own supplies. RSVP: 934-3154.


Senior Club

The Napoleon Senior Club meets Dec. 4, 6 p.m., Napoleon Community Center. Bring a covered dish, table service and a $5 wrapped toy labeled for a boy or girl for the Batesville food pantry. Info: Jean Huber, 934-2245.


Wednesday, Dec. 5

La Leche League

La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, will meet Dec. 5, 5-6 p.m., at Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, Sunman. Expectant and breast-feeding moms welcome. Info: 812-654-2593.


Thursday, Dec. 6

Masonic Meeting

Batesville Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge 668 will hold its monthly meeting Dec. 6, 7 p.m.


Friday, Dec. 7

Food Giveaway

A Ripley County Food Pantry large food giveaway is Dec. 7, 11 a.m. until the food runs out, Osgood fairgrounds.  Persons in need who live in Laughery, Center, Delaware, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships are eligible to attend.


Saturday, Dec. 8

Holiday Craft Fair

The St. Mark Lutheran Church Holiday Craft Fair is Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Sunday, Dec. 9


St. Joseph American Legion Post 464, St. Leon, will host an all-you-can-eat whole hog sausage breakfast Dec. 9, 7 a.m.-noon.

Coffee Talk

Coffee Talk: Advent with Mary will be presented Dec. 9, 10:45 a.m.-noon. Meet in Sisters of St. Francis Chapel, Oldenburg. Freewill offering. Info and reservations: 933-6437 or


Monday, Dec. 10

Men’s Night

Men’s Night will be presented Dec. 10, 7-8:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info and reservations: 933-6437 or


Wednesday, Dec. 12

Batesville Toastmasters

The Batesville Toastmasters meeting, which is open to the public, is Dec. 12, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.

Card Party

The St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality is sponsoring a card party Dec. 12, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.


Thursday, Dec. 13

Ladies’ Auxiliary Christmas Party

The Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Ladies’ Auxiliary Christmas party is Dec. 13. Dinner, 6 p.m., followed by meeting. There will be a $10 gift exchange. Info: Patti Weberding, 934-3644.


Fri.-Sat., Dec. 14-15

Live Nativity

Sunman Community Church, 304 Vine St., is holding a live Nativity Dec. 14-15, 5:30-8 p.m. Live animals, music, refreshments. Info: 812-623-3135.


Fri.-Sun., Dec. 14-16


A Retreat with Hildegard of Bingen: Visionary, Saint, Healer and Prophet will be presented Dec. 14, 7 p.m.-Dec. 16, noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost varies. Info and reservations: 933-6437 or

“The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever”

The East Central High School Drama Department will present “The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever” Dec. 14-15, 7 p.m. and Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Cost: adults, $7; students and senior citizens, $5; kids 5 and under, free.


Tuesday, Dec. 18

Children’s Christmas Party

Batesville Memorial Public Library will host a children’s Christmas party with Santa Dec. 18, 7 p.m. Info: 934-4706.


Wednesday, Dec. 19

Batesville Toastmasters

The Batesville Toastmasters meeting, which is open to the public, is Dec. 19, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.

OFC Program

A contemplative prayer program will be presented Dec. 19, 3-4:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $5. Info and reservations: 933-6437 or


Saturday, Dec. 29

Bird Count

The Audubon Society Christmas Bird County is Dec. 29, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Michaela Farm, Oldenburg. Cost: $7 for lunch. Pre-registration required: 812-933-6437 or