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.
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
Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg, will host a stillboard and trap shoot Nov. 25, 11 a.m. Prizes: meat and money.
“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
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
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.
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
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 email@example.com.
The Batesville Toastmasters meeting, which is open to the public, is Nov. 28, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.
The Batesville Memorial Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Nov. 28, 5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 29
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Dec. 1
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 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 www.schwesternartgallery.com.
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: www.redcross.org/takeaclass.
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
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 edu.com.
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.
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.
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.
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
Batesville Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge 668 will hold its monthly meeting Dec. 6, 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 7
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: 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 email@example.com.
Monday, Dec. 10
Men’s Night will be presented Dec. 10, 7-8:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info and reservations: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Dec. 12
The Batesville Toastmasters meeting, which is open to the public, is Dec. 12, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.
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
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 email@example.com.
“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
The Batesville Toastmasters meeting, which is open to the public, is Dec. 19, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Dec. 29
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 email@example.com.