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Friday, Dec. 14
Chamber Nominations Deadline
Nominations for four Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce honors are due Dec. 14. Forms can be downloaded by going to www.batesvillein.com and clicking on Event Applications. Info: 934-3101.
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
Doug Evans’ operating S-gauge model train display is Dec. 12-16, Batesville library meeting room.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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.
Saturday, Dec. 15
Children in grades K-6 can handcraft and wrap gifts for Mom and Dad at a Santa’s Workshop Dec. 15, 10-11:30 a.m., Brookville library. To register: 765-698-2582 and 765-647-4031.
Library Recruitment and Sale
The Friends of Batesville Memorial Public Library will hold a recruitment drive and Christmas sale of books, movies and ornaments with free refreshments Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., library lobby.
Sunday, Dec. 16
Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg, will host a memorial stillboard and trap shoot Dec. 16, 11 a.m. Prizes: meat and money. Proceeds go to Heart and Cancer Fund.
Batesville Sons of the American Legion will host a stillboard shoot Dec. 16, 11 a.m., Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271. Info: 934-2228.
“A Century of Christmases,” presented by 40 Dance Studio students, is Dec. 16, 2 p.m., Batesville High School auditorium.
St. Nicholas Concert
The St. Nicholas School, Sunman, Christmas concert is Dec. 16, 4 p.m., Oldenburg Academy.
The installation of Pastor Roger Tornes at Adams Lutheran Church is Dec. 16, 4 p.m. To RSVP for the freewill offering meal afterwards: 812-852-2200.
Monday, Dec. 17
St. Louis Concert
The St. Louis School Grades 5-8 instrumental Christmas concert is Dec. 17, 2 p.m., Activity Center.
Tuesday, Dec. 18
Children’s Christmas Party
A Christmas Party with Santa for prekindergartners through third-graders is Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Batesville library.
Wednesday, Dec. 19
The Batesville Toastmasters meeting, which is open to the public, is Dec. 19, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.
The Batesville Christian Church blood drive is Dec. 19, 1:30-7 p.m., fellowship hall. Donors who have previously given blood at the church can register for an appointment by visiting www.hoxworth.org/groups/bcc; others will need to call the church office, 934-5147.
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 center@oldenburgosf. com.
The Batesville Memorial Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Dec. 19, 5 p.m.
The Sunman Elementary School Christmas concert is Dec. 19, 7 p.m., East Central High School Performing Arts Center.
Thursday, Dec. 20
Gingerbread House Workshop
A Gingerbread House Workshop for families is Dec. 20, 6 p.m., Tyson Library, 325 W. Tyson St., Versailles. Cost: $5 per person. To register: 812-689-5894 or www.tysonlibrary.org.
The Secular Franciscans, a fraternity for lay people who want to follow the rule of life of St. Francis of Assisi, will meet Dec. 20, 6:30 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church, Oldenburg, Father Rudolf Room.
The Batesville High School and Batesville Middle School holiday choir concert is Dec. 20, 7 p.m., BHS auditorium.
Saturday, Dec. 22
Reindeer Games for youth in grades K-6 are Dec. 22, 1-2:30 p.m., Tyson Library, Versailles. To register: www.tysonlibrary.org.
Advent Prayer Service
The Sisters of St. Francis Advent prayer service is Dec. 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Afterwards attendees may view Birth 2012 global Web casts organized by The Shift Network.
The 45th New Point Christian Church Live Nativity is Dec. 22-24, 7-9 p.m., just off State Road 46.
Wednesday, Dec. 26
Trash Collection Change
Batesville trash and recyclables will be picked up Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 instead of the usual Tuesdays due to the holidays.
Thursday, Dec. 27
“Ice Age 4”
The movie “Ice Age 4,” rated PG, will be shown Dec. 27, 1 p.m., Tyson Library.
Friday, Dec. 28
The Sisters of St. Francis Convent Christmas Tour is Dec. 28, 6-8 p.m. Info: Sister Judith Werner, 933-6491.
Saturday, Dec. 29
Trash Collection Change
Batesville trash and recyclables will be picked up Dec. 29 and Jan. 5 instead of the usual Fridays due to the holidays.
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.
Monday, Dec. 31
Newly-elected Franklin County office holders will be sworn in Dec. 31, 1 p.m., Franklin County Circuit Courtroom, Brookville courthouse.
New Year’s Eve Bash
The Southeastern Indiana YMCA New Year’s Eve Bash for fourth- through eighth-graders is Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-8 a.m. Fee: $20. Volunteer opportunities are available. Info: 934-6006.
Registration for Southeastern Indiana YMCA winter session programs begins Dec. 31 for members and Jan. 3 for potential members. Programs begin Jan. 7. Info: www.siymca.org or 934-6006.
Tuesday, Jan. 1
Newly-elected Ripley County office holders will be sworn in Jan. 1, 11 a.m., Ripley County Annex, Versailles.
The Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg, stillboard and trap shoot is Jan. 1, 11 a.m. Prizes: meat and money.
Friday, Jan. 4
A Ripley County Food Pantry large food giveaway is Jan. 4, 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.
Sunday, Jan. 6
The Batesville Knights of St. John breakfast is Jan. 6, 7:30 a.m.-noon, Vine Street hall. Part of the freewill donations goes to the St. Louis Little Angels Fund.
Tuesday, Jan. 8
Completed Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship applications must be postmarked by Jan. 8. Applications are available at www.franklincountyindiana.com under Scholarships. Info: Franklin County Community Foundation: 765-647-6810.
Wednesday, Jan. 9
The St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality card party is Jan. 9, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.
Thursday, Jan. 10
Living a Healthy Life Workshop
LifeTime Resources is hosting a free six-week Living a Healthy Life workshop for those with diabetes, COPD, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis chronic pain, depression or anxiety Thursdays from Jan. 10-Feb. 14, 1:30-4 p.m., RomWeber Flats Apartments, 322 South St. Info or to register: 888-564-6290.
Thursday, Jan. 17
DCHF Meeting RSVP Deadline
The Dearborn County Hospital Foundation will host its annual meeting Jan. 17, noon, Ohio Room. All 2012 contributors, life members and major donors are invited. Cost: $12.50. RSVPs by Jan. 14: 800-676-5572, Ext. 8190.
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