The Batesville Herald-Tribune
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Saturday, April 26
Voters may cast absentee ballots at the county courthouses April 26, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: Franklin County Clerk’s Office, Brookville, 765-647-5111, Ext. 3; or Ripley County Clerk’s Office, Versailles, 812-689-4783.
Citizens may celebrate Earth Day on the Whitewater Canal Trail during a work day April 26, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Yellow Bank Trailhead parking lot off of U.S. 52 between Metamora and Brookville.
The Holly Bruns 5K Memorial Walk/Run is April 26, 10 a.m., Oldenburg Academy. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Registration forms can be found at www.oldenburgacademy.org under the “Alumni” tab. Info: Nita Mauer, 513-382-1922 or www.HBWalk2011@yahoo.com.
The public may preview Batesville High School Prom decorations April 26, 10 a.m.-noon, Batesville Middle School old gym.
Psychology: Blame, Shame and Responsibility will be presented April 26, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45-$65 includes lunch. Info and RSVP: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
“Songs of Peace and Justice: A Tribute to Pete Seeger” will be presented by 13 soloists and groups April 26, 1-9 p.m., Metamora United Methodist Church, Wynn Street. A $5 donation is suggested for admission to the Metamora Performing Arts Inc. concert.
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Battle of the Books April 26. Info and RSVP: 812-663-2826 or www.greensburglibrary.org.
The St. Maurice Catholic Church annual spring smorgasbord is April 26, 4-7:30 p.m., parish activity center, Napoleon. Cost: adults, $10; ages 6-12, $4; under 5, free.
The Delaware United Methodist Church home-cooked chicken dinner is April 26, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Delaware Community Building. Cost: adults, $9; kids 12 and under, $4; carryouts, 50 cents extra.
St. John Lutheran Church, Hubbells Corner, Sunman, will have a tenderloin dinner April 26, 5-7:30 p.m. Freewill offering.
“The Tales of Beatrix Potter Ballet” will be presented by the Anneliese Von Oettingen Ballet Co., Cincinnati, April 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Brookville Elementary School. Free admission for children, $2 for adults. Sponsored by the Franklin County Arts Council and Tri Kappa Sorority.
The Tree County Players will present “Marry me a Little” April 26, 7:30 p.m., Greensburg City Hall, 314 W. Washington St. Cost: $10. Info: 812-593-7235.
Community members are invited to view students entering the Batesville High School Prom by participating in the gallery April 26, 7:45-9 p.m., Batesville Middle School commons. They should park on Mulberry Street and enter the school’s main entrance.
Applications for the $500 Franklin County Extension Homemakers Scholarship that will be awarded to a county graduating senior are due on or before April 26. They can be downloaded at www.extension.purdue.edu/franklin.
Sunday, April 27
The Sunman American Legion will host a chicken fry April 27, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Freewill offering. Carryouts available.
“He’s Alive Forever,” an ecumenical worship service celebrating Easter with over 70 choral voices from more than 16 area churches, will be held April 27, 7 p.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, Huntersville.
Sun.-Mon., April 27-28
Auditions for the melodrama “Granny Smythe Goes to Washington or ... she was the Apple of his Pie” are April 27-28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Metamora United Methodist Church fellowship hall, Wynn Street. The dates for the Metamora Performing Arts production are Aug. 22-24. There are parts for seven women, five men and one male or female child. Info: director Joanne Williams, 765-309-3709 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, April 28
The Cosmic Concert, an online musical performance by Italian pianist Giovanni Renzo to commemorate Global Astronomy Month, is April 28, 3 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.
Bill Riley will lead a Photographing Wildflowers 101 class April 28, 6 p.m., Versailles State Park Schimmerhorn Shelter. Bring cameras or cell phones to take photos. Info: Katherine Taul, 812-689-7431.
The Batesville Knights of Columbus will host a First Degree Initiation April 28, 7 p.m. Candidates should arrive by 6:30 p.m. to register. Info: Scot Harmeyer, 933-9046.
Tuesday, April 29
A Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana distribution is April 29, 4-6 p.m., parking lot behind the Schilling Center, Brookville. Please bring bags or boxes. To volunteer: Ken Brown, 765-698-7714.
The Napoleon Senior Community Club will meet April 29, 6 p.m., Napoleon Community Center. Bring a covered dish and table service.
Consumers may provide input for the Rebuilding Your Local Food System Program Pilot April 29, 7 p.m., Big Four Café, Batesville. Info: Bonnie Robbins, email@example.com. A 6:15 p.m. potluck will be held beforehand. Participants should bring a dish to share and RSVP: Kathy Cooley, firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-934-6677.
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library board meeting is April 29, 4 p.m.
Thursday, May 1
The National Day of Prayer, sponsored by the city of Batesville; Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary clubs; and Southeastern Indiana YMCA is May 1. Prayer breakfast, 7-8 a.m., Sherman House. Cost: $8. RSVP: 212-6177. Prayer service, noon-12:30 p.m., downtown gazebo.
The St. John’s Lutheran Church, Napoleon, coffee social is May 1, 4:30 p.m. Cost: adults, $9; ages 14 and up, $5; ages 13 and under, free with adult meal. Carryouts available.
A Franklin County Humane Society orientation meeting for volunteers is May 1, 7 p.m., headquarters, 107 High St., Brookville. Info: 765-647-1444, FranklinCountyHumane@gmail.com or http://members.petfinder.com/~IN19/index.html.
The Hamburg Knights of St. John are offering two scholarships for anyone furthering their education after high school. Info and to receive an application: Dan Nobbe, 934-3979. Applications due May 1.
Thu.-Fri., May 1-2
A rummage sale and youth bake sale will be held May 1-2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church. Partial proceeds will go to the Batesville food pantry, Safe Passage and Edelweiss House.
Friday, May 2
The Ripley County Mobile Food Pantry will give away food for the needy May 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ripley County Fairgrounds Building 16C, Osgood.
The Batesville Beautification League will meet May 2, noon, Sherman House. Info: Clara Goble, 934-3723.
The movie “The Vanishing Bees” will be shown May 2, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
The Christian Motorcycle Association Cross Eyed Riders will meet May 2, 7 p.m., The Gathering Place, Bright. Info: Crosseyedrider@aol.com or 513-218-9707.
Fri.-Sat., May 2-3
The St. Maurice Church, Napoleon, Spring Rummage Sale is May 2, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and May 3, 8 a.m.-noon., parish hall. On Saturday, most items will be sold for $2 per bag.
Sawdust Days will be held May 2-3. On Friday, Planet D Nonet will perform at 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Wine tasting and appetizers. On Saturday, there will be wood craft vendors, kids’ activities, chainsaw sculptor, refreshments, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Chairs for Charity Auction and chainsaw sculptures raffle, 3:30 p.m., downtown.
May 2 and May 9
The Batesville High School FFA plant sale is May 2, 3-6 p.m., and May 9, 3-5 p.m., fenced greenhouse behind BHS. Flowers, zucchini, peppers, tomatoes, cantaloupe, watermelon, herbs and hanging Boston ferns will be sold.