Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

March 29, 2013

Activities as of March 29


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Saturday, March 30

Red Cross

Open House

Persons may pick up free disaster books, tour the Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle, volunteer and enjoy refreshments March 30, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Batesville Kroger. All donations will stay local. Info: Charlie Israel, 812-212-9001.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Oldenburg Academy Alumni Association’s Easter egg hunt for kids up to age 10 is March 30, 10 a.m., Sisters of St. Francis grounds, Oldenburg. Bring baskets. Refreshments.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Batesville United Methodist Church Easter egg hunt is March 30, 10 a.m. In case of rain, it will be held inside. Bring baskets. Games and refreshments.

Easter Egg Hunt

Kids of all ages are welcome at the New Testament Baptist Church, Sunman, Easter egg hunt March 30, 10 a.m. Bring baskets. Refreshments.



Sunday, March 31

Easter Musical

Easter will be celebrated with two ecumenical services: March 31, 6 a.m. and April 7, 7 p.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, Huntersville. Over 80 voices from more than 18 churches will harmonize on “He is Worthy.”

Easter Services

Delaware United Methodist Church will host an Easter service March 31, 8:30 a.m.



Monday, April 1

D of I

The Daughters of Isabella will meet April 1, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus hall. Bring a donation for the food pantry.



Tuesday, April 2

WWII Discussion Group

The World War II Discussion Group will meet April 2, 10 a.m., St. Andrews Health Campus. The Wolf Pack submarines will be discussed.

Financial Peace

The Southeastern Indiana YMCA is offering Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University for nine weeks beginning April 9, 6:30-8 p.m. A free preview day is April 2, noon and 6:30 p.m. Info and RSVP: Pauletta Meyer, 934-6006.

Napoleon Senior Club

The Napoleon Senior Club meets April 2, 6 p.m., Napoleon Community Center. Bring a covered dish and table service. Info: Jean Huber, 934-2245.

Knights of St. John

The Batesville Knights of St. John Commandery No. 243 will meet at the Knights home April 2, 7:30 p.m.



Wed., April 3

Toastmasters

Batesville Toastmasters meetings, open to the public, are every other Wednesday, including April 3, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.

Auxiliary Meeting

The St. Louis/Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary will meet at the Knights home April 3, 1 p.m. Info: Katy Hortemiller, 934-5267.

La Leche League

La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, will meet April 3, 5-6 p.m., Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, Sunman. Expectant and breast-feeding moms welcome. Info: 812-654-2593.

Sports Physicals

Sports physicals will be offered by Margaret Mary Community Hospital and its physicians to South Ripley athletes April 3, 5-7 p.m., Osgood Primary Care, The cost is $20.

Friends of the BMPL

The Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library will meet April 3, 7 p.m., BMPL meeting room.



April 3-4

FCSC Kindergarten Registration

The Franklin County School Corp. will have kindergarten registration April 3-4. Children must be 5 years old by Aug. 1. Info: Brookville Elementary, 765-647-3503; Laurel Elementary, 765-698-3851; Mount Carmel Elementary, 800-543-5880.



Thursday, April 4

Coffee Social

The St. John’s Lutheran Church, Napoleon,   monthly coffee social is April 4, 4:30 p.m.

Dog Obedience Classes Sign-Ups

The Franklin County Humane Society is having sign-ups for its spring dog obedience classes April 4, 6:30 p.m., 107 High St., Brookville. Also April 11. Persons must show proof of shot records. Cost: $75. Info: 765-265-4588.

Red Hat Deadline

The Red Hat Belles of Batesville will meet April 10, 11:15 a.m., Cross County Plaza, to carpol to The Reservation, Milan, for lunch at noon. Reservations due by April 4: Eleen Weisenbach, 934-3484.



Friday, April 5

Food Giveaway

A Ripley County Food Pantry large food giveaway is April 5, 11 a.m. until the food runs out, Osgood fairgrounds. Persons in need who live in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships are eligible.

Beautification League

Batesville Beautification League  meets the first Friday, including April 5, noon, Sherman House. New members welcome. Info: Judy Schath, 934-3234.

40 and 8 Game

The Ripley County Voiture 1047 40 and 8 All-Star Ball Game, Ripley County vs. Tri-County, is April 5, 6:30 p.m., Jac-Cen-Del High School. Cost: $5. Proceeds go to Nurses Training Fund.



Fri.-Sun., April 5-7

OFC Program

A “Cosmology, Christ and Us” retreat  will be presented April 5-7, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost varies. Info and reservations: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.



Saturday, April 6

Toy and Clothing Sale

St. Michael School, Brookville, is hosting its fifth annual children’s toy and clothing sale April 6, 8 a.m.-noon.

Machinery Swap

The Franklin County Antique Machinery Swap Meet is April 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Franklin County Fairgrounds, Brookville. Admission: $3. Info: Wilfred Schwegman, 812-525-5351.

River Rendezvous

The free Whitewater River Rendezvous is April 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Harmony Crown Room third floor, 734 Main St., Brookville. The event will showcase services and goods of local restaurants and businesses to fly-fishing enthusiasts.

Car Wash

Leo Giesey of Boy Scout Troop 634 will hold a car wash April 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Cross County Plaza behind McDonald’s, to raise money for his Eagle Scout project to landscape the downtown.

Chicken/Beef Dinner

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Crossroads, will have its annual chicken and beef dinner April 6, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Freewill offering. Carryouts: adults, $8; children 10 and under, $4.



Sunday, April 7

Chicken Dinner

The Sunman American Legion, its auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion will host a chicken dinner April 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Freewill offering.

Cross Eyed Riders

The Christian Motorcyclists Cross Eyed Riders No. 752 will meet April 7, Hog Rock Cafe, 101 E. Carr St., Milan. Food and fellowship, 1 p.m.; meeting, 2 p.m. Info: 513-218-9707.

Easter Musical

Easter will be celebrated with an ecumenical service April 7, 7 p.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, Huntersville. Over 80 voices from more than 18 churches will harmonize on “He is Worthy.”



Monday, April 8

Scholarship Deadline

Stayin’ Alive scholarship applications from  high school seniors who are  Franklin County residents are due by 4 p.m. April 8.  Scholarships are based on financial need, academic achievement and the student’s written essay on the positive or negative impact that substance abuse has had on his or her life. Info and applications: www.stayinalive24.org or 765-647-7272.

OFC Program

Men’s Night will be presented April 8, 7-8:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info and reservations: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.



Tuesday, April 9

Big Oaks Open House

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is beginning to develop a plan that will guide management of Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge. Comments will be accepted at an open house April 9, 3-7 p.m., Tyson Activity Center, 100 N. High St., Versailles. Info: www.fws.gov/midwest/planning/bigoaks/ or 812-273-0783.

“Hard  Times” Music

“Tunes Through Time: Hard  Times”  is  April 9, 6:30-8 p.m.,  Brookville Library.

Solo Card Party

The Knights of St. John, Batesville, solo card party is April 9, 7:30 p.m.



Wed., April 10

Card Party

The St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality card party is  April 10, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.

Sports Physicals

Sports physicals will be offered by Margaret Mary Community Hospital and its physicians to Batesville High School athletes April 10, 5-7 p.m., MMCH Outpatient Clinic on The Hansen Center’s second floor. The cost is $20.



April 10-13

Used Book Sale

The Tyson Library used book sale is April 10, from 5-8 p.m.; April 11, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; April 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and April 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 325 W. Tyson St., Versailles. The sale may also include audiobooks and movies.



Thursday, April 11

Sports Physicals

Sports physicals will be offered by Margaret Mary Community Hospital and its physicians to Batesville Middle School, Oldenburg Academy and St. Louis athletes April 11, 5-7 p.m., MMCH Outpatient Clinic on The Hansen Center’s second floor. The cost is $20.

Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night, a free dinner program of Community Mental Health Center  Direc-tions! Support and Advocacy Services, is April 11, 5:30 p.m., Dearborn Adult Center, 311 Tate St., Lawrence-burg. Inspirational messages from rape and sexual assault survivors and information on strategies to use when confronted by predators.



Friday, April 12

OFC Program

Film, Faith and Franciscanism: What the Bleep do we Know will be presented April 12, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info and reservations: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.



Fri.-Sat., April 12-13

“Anything Goes”

The Batesville High School Drama Club and BHS Music Department will present the musical “Anything Goes” April 12-13, 7 p.m., auditorium. Tickets at $7 for adults and $5 for students can be purchased the week prior at the BHS and Batesville Middle School offices or at the door.



Saturday, April 13

Cardinal Crawl

St. Louis School’s fifth annual Cardinal Crawl 5K run/walk is April 13, 9 a.m. Registraiton begins at 8 a.m. Forms are available at the school, church, parish office, Southeastern Indiana YMCA and at www.batesville.k12.in.us/sls. Cost: individual, $15; household, $40. Proceeds benefit SLS athletics and local food pantry.

Hunter Ed. Course

A free hunter education course will be held April 13, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Tri-County Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Children under age 13 should be accompanied by an adult. Lunch provided. Pre-registration required: www.inhea.com<http://www.inhea.com>

OFC Program

A communication workshop will be presented April 13, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45 includes lunch. Info and reservations: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.

Library Happenings

The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will sponsor Battle of the Books, where sixth-eighth graders will test their reading comprehension, April 13. Info: 812-663-2826.

Men’s Auxiliary

The Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 men’s auxiliary will have an all-you-can-eat chicken fry April 13, 5-8 p.m. Cost: adults (dine in and carryout), $10; children (carryout), $6.

Casino Night

The Batesville Community Education Foundation’s Casino Night is April 13, 7-11 p.m., Walhill Farm. Cost: $30. Info and RSVPs: Kelly Poltrack, 812-216-8137 or kpoltrack@batesville.k12.in.us.

Band Deadline

The registration deadline for the April 27 Batesville High School Battle of the Bands is April 13. The fee is $20. Information and contest rules are available at area high school offices and music departments. To register: tmeyers@etczone.com or 934-6375.



Sunday, Apr. 14

Breakfast

The New Alsace Conservation Club will host a sausage and pancake breakfast April 14, 7:30 a.m.-noon, New Alsace American Legion post. Cost: adults, $8; children under 10, $4; under 3, free.

OFC Program

Coffee Talk: What is Wholeness? will be presented April 14, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Academy dining room. Freewill offering. Info and reservations: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.



Monday, Apr. 15

Historical Society

The public may attend the Franklin County Historical Society meeting April 15, The Hermitage, 650 E. Eighth St., Brookville: 6 p.m.., dinner; 7 p.m., “The 1913 Flood in the Whitewater Valley”  by Julia Dian-Reed, National Weather Service, Wilmington, Ohio, hydrologist. Dinner cost is $12. RSVP required: Martha Shea, 765-647-5182.



Tuesday, Apr. 16

NARFE

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meets the third Tuesday, including April 16, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg. Info: 765-629-2720.

BAHS Meeting

The Batesville Area Historical Society will meet April 16, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Sherman House owner Doug Bessler will discuss “My Ghost Story.”



Wed., April 17

Toastmasters

Batesville Toastmasters meetings, open to the public, are every other Wednesday, including April 17, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.

OFC Program

Contemplative prayer will be presented April 17, 3-4:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $5. Info and reservations: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.



Thursday, April 18

Scholarship Deadline

Nora E. Wonning Scholarship Trust Fund first-year and renewal applications are available from Batesville High School and Oldenburg Academy guidance counselors’ offices. They are due to BHS principal Sherri Preston by April 18 at 4 p.m.

Library Happenings

The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will sponsor Newspaper Blackout Poetry for grades 6-12 April 18, 6:30 p.m. Info: 812-663-2826.

SIEOC Conference Deadline

The Southeastern Indiana Economic Opportunity Corp. Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect Conference “Don’t Feed the Bully” is April 27, 8:15 a.m.-2 p.m., Ivy Tech Community College, 50 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg. The conference is free. Lunch, $5. RSVP by April 18: www.sieoc.org or 812-926-1585.



Saturday, April 20

Hospice 5K

The Hospice of Margaret Mary Community Hospital 5K is April 20, 8:30 a.m.,  parking lot. The cost to participate is $15. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Info and to register: mmhhospice5k.kintera.org or 933-5257.

OFC Program

Jung Series: Liminal Space and Transformation  will be presented April 20, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45 includes lunch. Info and reservations: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.

After Hours Concert

As part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library’s After Hours Concert Series, Planet D Nonet will perform April 20, 7 p.m., BMPL. Free admission. Info: www.ebatesville.com/library/after.html or 934-4706.



Wednesday, April 24

Quiltmakers

Batesville Quiltmakers will meet April 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: Carlan Bischoff, 932-5050.



April 25-28

Book Sale

Friends of the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will hold a book sale April 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; April 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and April 28, 1-3 p.m. Friends members may attend an early bird sale April 25, 6 p.m. Info: 812-663-2826.



Saturday, April 27

Earth Day

A one-hour Earth Day program for children in grades K-6 is April 27, 11 a.m., Tyson Library, 325 W. Tyson St., Versailles.

Battle of the Bands

The Batesville High School Battle of the Bands is April 27, 7-11 p.m., Batesville Middle School gym. Proceeds from $5 admissions will support BHS music programs. Info: Taaron Meyers, tmeyers@etczone.com or 934-6375.

Scholarship Deadline

The Franklin County Extension Homemakers are accepting applications for a $500 scholarship that will be awarded to a county senior who best meets the criteria. Applications, which must be postmarked by April 27, are available from high school guidance counselors, the extension office or www.extension.purdue.edu/franklin.  



Wednesday, May 1

Toastmasters

Batesville Toastmasters meetings, open to the public, are every other Wednesday, including May 1, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.

La Leche League

La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, will meet May 1, 5-6 p.m., Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, Sunman. Expectant and breast-feeding moms welcome. Info: 812-654-2593.

FarmFresh CSA

Sign-up for reserving a share of FarmFresh CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) weekly boxes of safe, naturally grown local produce continues until May 1. Pickup sites are midweek in Batesville and Bright. Info: www.laugheryvalleygrowers.com.



Friday, May 3

Food Giveaway

A Ripley County Food Pantry large food giveaway is May 3, 11 a.m. until the food runs out, Osgood fairgrounds. Persons in need who live in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships are eligible.

Beautification League

Batesville Beautification League  meets the first Friday, including May 3, noon, Sherman House. New members welcome. Info: Judy Schath, 934-3234.



Sunday, May 5

Cross Eyed Riders

The Christian Motorcyclists Cross Eyed Riders No. 752 will meet May 5, Hog Rock Cafe, 101 E. Carr St., Milan. Food and fellowship, 1 p.m.; meeting, 2 p.m. Info: 513-218-9707.



Monday, May 6

Doll Plant Gathering

Hillenbrand Doll Plant retirees and spouses meet the first Monday of the odd numbered months, including May 6, 11:30 a.m., Osgood Grub Co. for an all-you-can-eat buffet. Cost: $10.62 includes tip.



Tuesday, May 7

Napoleon Senior Club

The Napoleon Senior Club meets May 7, 6 p.m., Napoleon Community Center. Bring a covered dish and table service. Info: Jean Huber, 934-2245.



Wednesday, May 8

Card Party

The St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality card party is  May 8, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.



Tuesday, May 14

“Old  Times” Music

“Tunes Through Time: Old  Times”  is  May 14, 6:30-8 p.m.,  Brookville Library.



Wednesday, May 15

Toastmasters

Batesville Toastmasters meetings, open to the public, are every other Wednesday, including May 15, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.



Thursday, May 16

Sports Physicals

Sports physicals will be offered by Margaret Mary Community Hospital and its physicians to Jac-Cen-Del athletes May 16, 5-7 p.m., Osgood Primary Care. The cost is $20.



Fri.-Sat., May 17-18

Quilt Show

The Franklin County Quilt Show, sponsored by Franklin County Extension Homemakers and Quilt Batts, is  May 17, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and May 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., former Brookville High School gym, 1010 Franklin Ave. Admission is $5. Info: Mary Cheek, 765-647-0797.



Saturday, May 18

After Hours Concert

As part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library’s After Hours Concert Series, Yayoi and New Brazil will perform May 18, 7 p.m., BMPL. Free admission. Info: www.ebatesville.com/library/after.html or 934-4706.



Monday, May 20

Gift Certificate Sale Ends

The Batesville Knights of St. John Commandery 243 Mission Team will be selling Five Oaks Lawn and Garden gift certificates through May 20. They are available from team members, at Geis Electronics or Curves or by calling Mary Jo Wuestefeld at 934-3822. All proceeds help fund 30 youth and adults going to Parma, Ohio, in June to help the needy.



Tuesday, May 21

NARFE

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meets the third Tuesday, including May 21, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg. Info: 765-629-2720.



Wednesday, May 22

Quiltmakers

Batesville Quiltmakers will meet May 22, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: Carlan Bischoff, 932-5050.



Wednesday, May 29

Toastmasters

Batesville Toastmasters meetings, open to the public, are every other Wednesday, including May 29, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.

Library Happenings

On May 29, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will have a make-and-take craft, 4-7 p.m.; and Silly Safaris, 6 p.m. Info: 812-663-2826.



Thursday, May 30

Library Happenings

On May 30, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will sponsor Make It – Take It Thursday while supplies last and a teen program, 1 p.m. Info: 812-663-2826.



Friday, May 31

Library Happenings

The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will sponsor a family movie May 31, 10 a.m. Info: 812-663-2826.



Sunday, June 2

Cross Eyed Riders

The Christian Motorcyclists Cross Eyed Riders No. 752 will meet June 2, Hog Rock Cafe, 101 E. Carr St., Milan. Food and fellowship, 1 p.m.; meeting, 2 p.m. Info: 513-218-9707.



Tuesday, June 4

Napoleon Senior Club

The Napoleon Senior Club meets June 4, 6 p.m., Napoleon Community Center. Bring a covered dish and table service. Info: Jean Huber, 934-2245.



Wed., June 5

La Leche League

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



Friday, June 7

Food Giveaway

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

Beautification League

Batesville Beautification League  meets the first Friday, including June 7, noon, Sherman House. New members welcome. Info: Judy Schath, 934-3234.



Tuesday, June 11

“Folk  Times” Music

“Tunes Through Time: Folk  Times”  is  June 11, 6:30-8 p.m.,  Brookville Library.



Wednesday, June 12

Card Party

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



Tuesday, June 18

NARFE

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meets the third Tuesday, including June 18, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg. Info: 765-629-2720.

BAHS Meeting

The Batesville Area Historical Society will meet June 18, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.



Wednesday, June 26

Quiltmakers

Batesville Quiltmakers will meet June 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: Carlan Bischoff, 932-5050.



Monday, Aug. 19

Historical Society

The public may attend the Franklin County Historical Society meeting Aug. 19, Goldfinch Diner, 11161 U.S. 52:  6 p.m.., dinner; 7 p.m., “Pioneer Association of Franklin and Union Counties, Ind., and Butler County, Ohio,” by Mike Condo. Come a little earlier to order from the menu.  RSVP requested:  Pam Beneker, 765-647-7365.



Monday, Oct. 21

Historical Society

The public may attend the Franklin County Historical Society meeting Oct. 21, Brookville United Methodist Church, 150 E. Eighth St.:  6 p.m.., dinner; 7 p.m., program, topic to be announced, county historian John Newman. Dinner cost is $10. RSVP required: Pam Beneker, 765-647-7365.



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