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Saturday, Nov. 2
Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 Breakfast, Nov. 2, 6-10 a.m. Minimum donation: adults, $5; children 6-12, $3; under 6, free. Takeout orders: 934-3144.
First Saturday Hike, Nov. 2, 9 a.m., Versailles State Park swimming pool parking lot. Free with $5 vehicle entrance fee. Info: 812-689-7431.
Franciscan Spirituality: Francis and the Hero’s Journey will be presented Nov. 2, 9-11:30 a.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20. Info: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
The Metamora Chili Cook-off is Nov. 2, noon-4 p.m., firehouse. Spectators may dine on the many chilis prepared on site. Live entertainment, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $20 fee to enter. Cash and gift basket prizes. Info and to register: www.metamoraindiana.com/chili-cookoff_entry.htm.
Sat.-Sun., Nov. 2-3
The East Central High School Drama Department will present ”Murder in the Knife Room” Nov. 2, 7 p.m. and Nov. 3, 3 p.m., Performing Arts Center. Cost: adults, $7; students and senior citizens, $5; kids under 5, free.
Sunday, Nov. 3
Batesville Knights of Columbus will host a 1st Degree Initiation Nov. 3, 10:30 a.m. Candidates should register by 10 a.m. Info: Scot Harmeyer, 933-9046.
Beta Sigma Phi Theta Nu Chapter Holiday Bazaar, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Batesville Primary School. Vendors, lunch and cookie walk. Free admission. Proceeds go to local charities and scholarships. Info: Lou Voegele, 934-3394 or Facebook: Theta Nu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
A Sons of the American Legion Stillboard Shoot is Nov. 3, 11 a.m., American Legion post. Info: 934-2228.
A ham and sauerkraut dinner will be held Nov. 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Fink’s Road, Osgood. Freewill offering. Carryouts available. Sponsored by the Men’s Club.
A turkey dinner will be held Nov. 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., St. John’s Hall, Enochsburg. Cost: adults, $9; children, $4. Carryouts available. Raffles, mock turtle soup, sandwiches, pie. Carryouts available.
A turkey dinner and bazaar will be held Nov. 3, noon-5 p.m., North Dearborn American Legion, New Alsace. All-you-can-eat buffet, raffle, country store, crafts.
A variety stillboard shoot will be held Nov. 3, noon, St. Nicholas School, Sunman. Proceeds go to St. Nicholas School.
The murder mystery “Tung & Cheek,” presented by Rural Alliance for the Arts, is Nov. 3, 4 p.m., RomWeber Marketplace. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door: $12 for RAA members, $15 for nonmembers. Info and reservations: 933-0355.
The St. Peter’s Parish Turkey Bingo and Raffle is Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m., community building, 1207 East Road, St. Peters. Refreshments. All proceeds given to charity.
Monday, Nov. 4
Hillenbrand Doll Plant gathering for retirees and spouses is Nov. 4, 11:30 a.m., Osgood Grub Co. All-you-can-eat buffet: $10.62 includes tip.
The Daughters of Isabella All Saints Circle 1384 will meet Nov. 4, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall. Bring chocolate social donations.
Tuesday, Nov. 5
Napoleon Senior Club will meet Nov. 5, 6 p.m., Napoleon Community Center. Bring a covered dish and table service. Info: Jean Huber, 934-2245.
Batesville Knights of St. John No. 243 will meet Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m., Knights home.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
On Nov. 6, the Greensburg–Decatur County Public Library will host a Friends of the Library Bridge Tournament, 8:30 a.m. and Beginning Computer Class Series, 6 p.m., Info: 812-663-2826.
The Columbus Star Quilters’ Guild will meet Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m., masonic lodge, 4131 Rocky Ford Road, Columbus. Bring item for show ‘n tell. Members will also work on their service projects. Bring machines and sewing instruments. Info: JayDee Edgell, 812-418-8669
La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, meets Nov. 6, 5-6 p.m., Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, Sunman. Info: 812-654-2593.
The Sunman Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Appreciation/Awards Dinner is Nov. 6, 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. dinner, Sunman American Legion post. Reservations at $20: 812-623-4553.
St. Louis/Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary meets Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Knights home. Info: Katy Hortemiller, 934-5267.
Thursday, Nov. 7
Batesville Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge 668 will meet Nov. 7, 7 p.m.
The Red Hat Belles of Batesville will meet for lunch Nov. 13, noon, Ertel’s Bistro and Winery. Reservations needed by Nov. 7: Eleen Weisenbach, 934-3484.
Friday, Nov. 8
A cod dinner buffet will be held Nov. 8, 4-7 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, Hubbells Corner. Freewill offering.
The Franklin County Democratic Party fall fundraiser is Nov. 8, Knights of Columbus Hall, Brookville. Doors open, 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 6 p.m.; raffle/auction, 7 p.m. The $20 tickets can be purchased at the door. Info: Tom Vohland, 513-593-2345.
Applications to be in the Nov. 23 Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade or man a food or craft booth are due Nov. 8. Forms are available on the Web site http://batesvillein.com, click on Community, then Event Apps; The Herald-Tribune and WRBI.
Saturday, Nov. 9
Batesville curbside pickup of large items from residents’ homes is Nov. 9 starting at 5 a.m. Acceptable items: clothing; furniture, bedsprings and mattresses; rugs and carpet pieces; rubber hose; appliances; wood, bundled 4 feet or shorter, 75 pounds maximum; insulation; cans and buckets, totally cleaned and dry; paint cans containing dried paint only. Refrigerators, air-conditioning units and freezers must have stickers showing chlorofluorocarbons were removed. Info: 933-6100.
The St. Maurice Catholic Church Fall Smorgasbord is Nov. 9, from 4-7:30 p.m., parish activity center, Napoleon. Cost is $10 for adults, $4 for children 6-12, free for younger kids.
A turkey dinner will be held Nov. 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Batesville United Methodist Church. Carryout, 4-6:30 p.m. Cost: adults, $10; children, $5.
Montana Skies will perform Nov. 9, 7 p.m., as part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library’s After Hours Concert Series. Info: www.ebatesville.com/library/after.html or 934-4706.
Sunday, Nov. 10
The Morris Volunteer Firemen’s Breakfast is Nov. 10, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Schad Hall, Morris. Freewill offering. Proceeds go toward equipment.
The Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Men’s Auxiliary is sponsoring a benefit shoot for Johnny Fields Nov. 10, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Meat and money shoots. All proceeds go to his medical expenses.
The Sunman American Legion Veterans Day Dinner and Flag Retirement Ceremony is Nov. 10, post. Freewill offering chicken dinner, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., eat in or carry out; flag retirements, 1 p.m. Info: 812-623-2055.
The Oldenburg Academy Open House is Nov. 10, 1-3 p.m. Info: Annette Hunger, 934-4440, Ext. 231.
The Daughters of Isabella Chapter 1384 will host a chocolate social for guys and gals over 18 Nov. 10, 2-4 p.m., Holy Family Church cafeteria, Oldenburg. Cost: $5 and a chocolate treat to share. Door prizes, split the pot, games. Info: Rosie Slagle, 934-6668.
St. Paul’s Ladies Sodality will have its annual turkey bingo and raffle Nov. 10, 6 p.m., St. Paul’s Catholic Church Hall, New Alsace. Children welcome. Refreshments. Proceeds benefit St. Paul’s Parish and school.
Tuesday, Nov. 12
The Batesville Farm-City Banquet, sponsored by Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Batesville High School FFA and Batesville Kiwanis Club, is Nov. 12, 6 p.m., Batesville Middle School Commons. Tickets at $7, preferably purchased by Nov. 5, are available at chamber, Hertel Shoe Store and Geis Electronics. A few at $9 will be available at the door. Info: Ed Krause, 934-2194.
Ripley County Democrats will meet Nov. 12, Holton Community Building. Dinner (beans and corn bread), 6 p.m. (freewill offering); meeting, 7 p.m.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet Nov. 12, 7 p.m.
Batesville Knights of St. John solo card party is Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.