BATESVILLE — Please submit news for Activities to diane.raver @batesvilleheraldtribune. com. For the print edition, items are due by noon Wednesday. Submissions may also be made in person, by fax at 812-934-6406 or by mail at 475 N. Huntersville Road, Batesville, IN 47006. E-mail is preferred.
Friday, April 13
Rummage and Bake Sale
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church is hosting a rummage sale and youth bake sale April 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cierra’s Club is hosting a night of laser tag April 13, RomWeber Marketplace. Junior high students, 5-7 p.m.; high school, 7-9 p.m. Pizza served. Gibson Theater movie, 9:45 p.m. Info: www.romwebermarket place.com.
A community dance is April 13, 6-7:30 p.m., Batesville Primary School gym. Fiddle ’n Feet, Indianapolis, will teach early American dances during the free Rural Alliance for the Arts-sponsored event.
“Jack and the Beanstalk”
The Batesville Memorial Public Library will host the Indianapolis Opera Ensemble’s performance of “Jack and the Beanstalk” April 13, 7 p.m. Free family program. Info: 934-4706.
Fri.-Sat., April 13-14
“Once Upon a Mattress”
The musical “Once Upon a Mattress,” presented by the Batesville High School Drama Club and BHS Music Department, is April 13-14, 7 p.m., BHS auditorium. Tickets at $7 for adults and $5 for students can be purchased at the door.
Fri.-Sun., April 13-15
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will hold a book sale sponsored by Friends of the Library April 13-14, 9 a.m.; and April 15, 1 p.m. Info: 812-663-2826.
Tree County Players auditions for the summer musical "Annie Jr." are at 327 Monfort St., Greensburg: April 13, 6:30-9 p.m.; April 14, 9 a.m.-noon; April 15, 1-3 p.m. Actors should be able to read through age 18. Appointments: Therese Zins, 812-528-5289. Info: Facebook page Tree County Players Present Annie Jr.
Saturday, April 14
Southeastern Indiana Solid Waste District household hazardous waste disposal days at its recycling centers are April 14. Franklin County: 8-10 a.m., 9076 Landfill Road, Metamora; Ripley County, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2710 Hasmer Hill Road, Osgood.
St. LouisChurch ladies and their female family members and friends are invited to the second annual Spring Tea April 14, 1-3 p.m., St. Louis School old gym. Cost: $10. RSVP: Dee Dee Kaiser, 934-3204, Ext. 222, or jkaiser@st. louisschool.org.
A pool tournament for Batesville Eagles Aerie members will be held April 14, 3 p.m. Cost: $5 plus $1 table. Sign up at the bar. Info: 934-3610.
Chicken and Beef Supper
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Crossroads, will have its annual chicken and beef supper April 14, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Freewill offering. Carryouts, adults, $8; children 10 and under, $4.
The Franklin County Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner with keynote speaker John Gregg, a candidate for governor, is April 14, Hearthstone Restaurant, Metamora. Social hour with cash bar, 5 p.m. Dinner, 6 p.m. Cost: $20. Tickets: Tom Vohland, 513-593-2345.
Dinner and Dance
The seventh annual Austin Rohrig Endowment Fund Dinner and Dance to raise awareness about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and raise funds for SIDS research, scholarships and local youth is April 14, 5 p.m.-midnight, Milan Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. Cost: $7 per person; $20 per family. Info and tickets: 812-654-4454 or mandy.rohrig@yahoo. com.
Mark Buselli and the Ball State University Big Band performs a free show as part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library After Hours Concert Series April 14, 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 15
The Oldenburg Little League program is hosting a whole hog breakfast April 15, 7 a.m.-noon, Holy Family Church cafeteria, Oldenburg. Freewill offering. Raffle. Registration forms for players will also be available.
The Friendship Volunteer Fire Department is having a fish fry April 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Partial proceeds will be donated to the town of Holton.
The Rural Alliance for the Arts Young Artist Showcase Art Winners Display is open to the public April 15, 3-4:30 p.m. at the Batesville public library. Attendees will be able to meet the artists in grades 6-12.
Batesville Christian Church is hosting a family ministry seminar, “Social Networking: What Parents Need to Know,” April 15, 6-8 p.m. RSVP: 934-5147.
An ecumenical service performed by over 80 voices from more than 18 area churches will be held April 15, 7 p.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, Huntersville.
A four-player golf scramble to benefit Carey Hall, who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), is May 19, 12:15 p.m., Greensburg Country Club. The cost ($60 before April 15, $65 after) includes cart, prizes, snacks and awards dinner. To register, each player’s name, e-mail address, handicap or average score and a check payable to Rebecca McClung may be mailed to 904 Wilderness Court, Villa Hills, KY 41017. Info: 859-512-5179 or www. careyshope.com.
Battle of the Bands Deadline
The deadline for area bands to register for the
Batesville Music Boosters Battle of the Bands is April 15. Registration forms are available at area high schools or by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 934-6602. Cost: $20 per band. Limited to first eight bands to register. The competition will be held April 28, 7-11 p.m., Batesville Middle School commons.
Monday, April 16
The Franklin County Historical Society Dinner Program is April 16, 6 p.m., Hermitage, 650 E. Eighth St., Brookville. Joyce Borne will discuss Indiana author Gene Stratton Porter. To make $10 dinner reservations: Martha Shea, 765-647-5182.
Right to Life
Right to Life of Southeastern Indiana will meet April 16, 7 p.m., Versailles Church of Christ, Jarvis Drive.
Tuesday, April 17
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 813 members meet April 17, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg. Info: Harold DeWitt, 765-938-2051 or blufam@ frontier.com.
The Batesville Area Historical Society will meet April 17, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Margaret Mary Community Hospital President Tim Putnam will give an update on the new medical office building.
Wednesday, April 18
Mike Condo will present a program on the Old Settlers’ Picnics held from 1883-1941 April 18, 6:30 p.m., Brookville Library. Info: 765-647-4031.
Retired Teachers RSVP Deadline
The Ripley County Retired Teachers’ dinner meeting is April 25, 5:30 p.m., Osgood Town Hall. Retired teachers, their spouses and friends are welcome. RSVP by April 18: Andrea Westerfeld, 934-2284.
Thursday, April 19
Milan Kindergarten Registration
Milan Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration April 19, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., for children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1. Parents should bring the child’s birth certificate and immunization record. Info or to sign up for a half hour session: 812-654-2922.
Nora E. Wonning Scholarship Trust Fund first-year and renewal applications are available from Batesville High School and Oldenburg Academy guidance counselors’ offices and due to BHS principal Sherri Preston by 4 p.m. April 19.
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will sponsor a Web Junk-a-thon for grades 6-12 April 19, 6 p.m. Info: 812-663-2826.
Friday, April 20
April 20 by noon is the deadline for a primary election candidate’s committee and regular political party committees to file preprimary campaign finance reports with the Franklin County Clerk’s Office. Info: 765-647-5111, Ext. 3.
Dr. Thomas Carter will give a free chat on “A Fieldworker’s Tale: Preserving the Architecture and History of the Whitewater River Valley” April 20, 7 p.m., Whitewater Valley Gateway Park’s Brookville Depot, Metamora.
The East Indiana Area Health Education Center and Margaret Mary Community Hospital are offering a seven week Medical Scholars Academy for high school juniors and seniors and college freshman and sophomores. Cost: $100. Applications, available at www.eiahec.org or www.mmch.org, are due by April 20.
Fri.-Sat., April 20-21
“On Our Way”
Auditions for the Rural Alliance for the Arts community musical “On Our Way” are April 20, 6-9 p.m., and April 21, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Batesville High School music room. Children at least 6 through mature adults will be cast. Auditioners will read and possibly dance and should bring a short song to sing. Show dates are June 23-24 and June 29-30. Info or to schedule a different audition time: Regina Siefert, 934-5213.
Saturday, April 21
License Plate Meet
A license plate meet will be held April 21, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Hamburg Knights of St. John hall. Info: Glenn Bailey, 812-663-3632.
The Covered Bridge Run/Walk is April 21, 8:30 a.m., Batesville High School. Hosted by Team Batesville, the 10-mile route takes participants to and from the covered bridge near Enochsburg. There also are 5K or 10K options. Cost is $5 by April 13 or $10 after. Registration forms are available at www.mmch.org or by calling 934-4384.
Holly Bruns 5K
The Holly Bruns Memorial 5K Walk/Run is April 21, 10 a.m., Oldenburg Academy. Registration begins at 9 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Holy Bruns Scholarship. Info and to register: http://www. oldenburgacademy.org/ alumni/holly-bruns-5k-memorial-walkrun. aspx.
A free Vernacular Architecture Workshop is April 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Whitewater Valley Gateway Park’s Brook-ville Depot, Metamora. Participants will learn to document a house with photographs and measured drawings and develop accurate site and floor plans, details and elevations of historic buildings. Prereg-istration is required: Jeff Kuehl, 812-376-2535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will sponsor Battle of the Books April 21. Info: 812-663-2826.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hubbell’s Corner, is having a tenderloin dinner April 21, 5-7:30 p.m. Freewill offering.
Bluegrass Family Night features James White and Deer Creek April 21, 7 p.m., Whitewater Valley Gateway Park, Metamora. Admission: $6.
Sunday, April 22
A whole hog sausage and pancake breakfast will be held April 22, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., St. Nicholas parish hall, Sunman. Freewill offering. Proceeds will help cover the bus cost for high school students to attend a Steubenville, Ohio, conference.
The Delaware United Methodist Church is hosting a home cooked chicken dinner April 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Delaware Community Building. Cost: adults, $8; ages 12 and under, $4; carryouts, 50 cents extra.
Earth Day/Arbor Day
Earth Day/Arbor Day is April 22, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Batesville public library. Speakers and vendors will offer tips for vegetable gardening and drip irrigation and a storyteller will present American Indian ecology tales. Pecan seedlings will be given away.
Monday, April 23
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will sponsor a mother daughter book discussion for grades 6-12 April 23, 7 p.m. Info: 812-663-2826.
Tuesday, April 24
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will hold three events April 24: a make and take craft in the children’s room; “Food for Thought, sponsored by the Greensburg-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce, 11 a.m.; and Knit Night, 6 p.m. Info: 812-663-2826.
Wednesday, April 25
Batesville Quiltmakers will meet April 25, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Crossroads, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Info and program details: Carolyn Tully, 812-689-7012.
Thursday, April 26
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will sponsor an identity theft program April 26, 6:30 p.m. Info: 812-663-2826.
The Secular Franciscans, a fraternity for lay people who want to follow the rule of life of St. Francis, will meet April 26, 6:30 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church, Oldenburg, Father Rudolf Room.
Friday, April 27
The Batesville Jaycees Scholarship is open to all Batesville High School seniors who have completed at least two full years at BHS and received at least a Scholastic First Year Certificate. Applications are available at ww.batesville.k12.in.us/bhs. Click on “Guidance” and then “Scholarships.” Applications are due to Rose Lacey by April 27, 3:30 p.m.
Healthy Kids Day
Kids and parents are invited to attend the Southeastern Indiana YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day April 27, 6:30-8 p.m. Info: 934-6006 or www.siymca.org.
Saturday, April 28
The New Alsace Conservation Club’s 24th annual fishing derby is April 28, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Lake in the Pines, New Alsace. Prizes awarded. Info: Dale Back, 812-623-2431 or dback@nalu. net.
In addition to weekdays, both county clerk’s offices will be open April 28 and May 5, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., for absentee voters to cast ballots. May 7 at noon is the deadline. Info: Franklin County, 765-647-5111, Ext. 3; Ripley County, 812-689-4783.
Battle of the Bands
The Batesville Music Boosters Battle of the Bands is April 28, 7-11 p.m., Batesville Middle School gym. Cost: $5. Proceeds help support Batesville High School music programs.
April 29-May 2
Prophet Dr. Tim Hines will speak April 29, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; April 30-May 2, 6:30 p.m., Church on the Rock. Free program. Info: 934-5192.
Monday, April 30
Gift Certificate Deadline
The St. Louis Mission Team is selling 5 Oaks Lawn and Garden gift certificates in $10 increments through April 30 at Geis Electronics. Proceeds held defray the cost of its Savannah, Ga. mission trip. Info: Mary Jo Wuestefeld, 934-3822.
Tuesday, May 1
A free Green Teen Garden Workshop, sponsored by Margaret Mary Community Hospital, is May 1, 8 and 15, 4-5:30 p.m., Batesville High School greenhouse and garden. Area students in grades 7-10 are invited. To register: Ashley Morris, 933-5257.
The Sassy Scrappers scrapbooking group for ladies 12 and older meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month, including May 1, 6 p.m., Church on the Rock, 407 N. Township Line Road. Participants should bring their own supplies. RSVP so work spaces and refreshments can be arranged: 934-3154.
The Napoleon Senior Club meets May 1, 6 p.m., Napoleon Community Center. Bring a covered dish and table service. Info: Jean Huber, 934-2245.
Individuals will be allowed two minutes each to voice their opinions on a single class basketball tournament and the current multiple class format May 1, 7 p.m., Milan High School, one of 11 IHSAA meetings around the state.
Wednesday, May 2
La Leche League
La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, will meet May 2, 5-6 p.m., at Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, Sunman. Expectant and breast-feeding moms welcome. Info: 812-654-2593.
The East Central/ Sunman Dearborn Family Career and Community Leaders of America are holding a Longaberger/Vera Bradley bingo fundraiser May 2, 6 p.m., East Central High School cafeteria. Cost: $10. Info: Brenda Osman, 812-576-4811, Ext. 11302.
The Knights of St. John ladies auxiliary will meet at the Knights home May 2, 7 p.m. Info: Katy Hortemiller, 934-5267.
Thursday, May 3
The National Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by the Batesville Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary clubs, is May 3, 7-8 a.m., Sherman House. Cost: $8. RSVP: 933-6100.
Batesville Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge 668 will hold its monthly meeting May 3, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 5
Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 will serve a monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast May 5, 6-10 a.m. Minimum donation: adults, $5; children 6-12, $3; under 6, free. Takeout orders: 934-3144.
In addition to weekdays, both county clerk’s offices will be open May 5, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., for absentee voters to cast ballots. May 7 at noon is the deadline. Info: Franklin County, 765-647-5111, Ext. 3; Ripley County, 812-689-4783.
Bluegrass Family Night
Bluegrass Family Night features Cave Mountain May 5, 7 p.m., Whitewater Valley Gateway Park, Meta-mora. Admission: $6.
The Guns and Hoses charity boxing event is May 5, 7 p.m., Belterra Casino and Resort, Florence. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Region 15 Children’s Advocacy Center, Dillsboro, and two other children’s charities. Tickets at $35 (VIP), $30 and $20 are available at Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.com. Info: www.911gives hope.com/southeast or Angie Satterfield at satterfieldconsulting@ gmail.com or 812-493-9572.
Sunday, May 6
The second annual Kyle Jordan Kerr Memorial Breakfast is May 6, 7:30 a.m.-noon, Mount Carmel School, 6178 Johnson Fork Road. Freewill donation. Raffle, T-shirts, split-the-pot. All proceeds go to the Kyle Jordan Kerr Scholarship Fund.
Monday, May 7
The deadline for absentee voters to cast ballots is May 7, noon. Info: Franklin County Clerk’s Office, 765-647-5111, Ext. 3; Ripley County Clerk’s Office, 812-689-4783.
Wednesday, May 9
The St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality is sponsoring a card party May 9, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.
Thursday, May 10
The Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Ladies’ Auxiliary will meet May 10, 7 p.m., post home. Info: Patti Weberding, 934-3644.
A four-player golf scramble to benefit Carey Hall, who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), is May 19, 12:15 p.m., Greensburg Country Club. The $65 cost includes cart, prizes, snacks and awards dinner. To register, each player’s name, e-mail address, handicap or average score and a check payable to Rebecca McClung may be mailed to 904 Wilderness Court, Villa Hills, KY 41017. Info: 859-512-5179 or www. careyshope.com.
Wednesday, May 23
Batesville Quiltmakers will meet May 23, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Crossroads, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Info and program details: Carolyn Tully, 812-689-7012.
Saturday, May 26
Southern Indiana’s Troubadours of Divine Bliss perform a free folk music show as part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library After Hours Concert Series May 26, 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 2
Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 will serve a monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast June 2, 6-10 a.m. Minimum donation: adults, $5; children 6-12, $3; under 6, free. Takeout orders: 934-3144.
Tuesday, June 5
The Sassy Scrappers scrapbooking group for ladies 12 and older meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month, including June 5, 6 p.m., Church on the Rock, 407 N. Township Line Road. Participants should bring their own supplies. RSVP so work spaces and refreshments can be arranged: 934-3154.
The Napoleon Senior Club meets June 5, 6 p.m., Napoleon Community Center. Bring a covered dish and table service. Info: Jean Huber, 934-2245.
Wednesday, June 6
La Leche League
La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, will meet June 6, 5-6 p.m., at Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, Sunman. Expectant and breast-feeding moms welcome. Info: 812-654-2593.
The Knights of St. John ladies auxiliary will meet at the Knights home June 6, 7 p.m. Info: Katy Hortemiller, 934-5267.
Thursday, June 7
Batesville Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge 668 will hold its monthly meeting June 7, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, June 13
The St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality is sponsoring a card party June 13, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.
Thursday, June 14
The Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Ladies’ Auxiliary will meet June 14, 7 p.m., post home. Info: Patti Weberding, 934-3644.
Tuesday, June 19
The Batesville Area Historical Society will meet June 19, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.
Wednesday, June 27
Batesville Quiltmakers will meet June 27, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Crossroads, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Info and program details: Carolyn Tully, 812-689-7012.
Saturday, June 30
Hat Display Ends
The Batesville Area Historical Society Museum hat display ends May 31, 15 W. George St. Summer hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon.
Saturday, Aug. 25
Acoustic folk quartet Wild Carrot and the Roots Band, Cincinnati, performs a free show as part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library After Hours Concert Series Aug. 25, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 6
Jazz pianist Dave Hepler, Indianapolis, performs a free show as part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library After Hours Concert Series Oct. 6, 7 p.m.
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