Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

April 29, 2014


The Batesville Herald-Tribune

---- — 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, or

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.

Thu.-Sat., May 1-3

A garage sale to raise funds for the Batesville Dog Park will be held May 1, 6:30-8 p.m; and May 2-3, 8:30 a.m.-noon, 374 Woodside Court, Farmington Estates. Info: Lisa Kappas,

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

The Christian Motorcycle Association Cross Eyed Riders will meet May 2, 7 p.m., The Gathering Place, Bright. Info: 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.

An Eagle Fire Co. drive-thru chicken fry is May 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and May 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Oldenburg fire station. Proceeds used for new truck.

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.

Saturday, May 3

The New Alsace Conservation Club’s 26th annual Fishing Derby is May 3, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Lake in the Pines, New Alsace. Registration begins at 6 a.m. Cost: adults and children 12 and older, $18; under 12, free.

Voters may cast absentee ballots at the county courthouses May 3, 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.

Francis Series – Francis’ Canticle of Creation will be presented May 3, 9-11:30 a.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20. Info: 933-6437 or

Versailles State Park Welcome Back Weekend is May 3. First Saturday Hike focusing on wildflowers, 9 a.m., Oak Grove Shelter parking lot; pitch-in picnic, noon, shelter. Info: Katherine Taul, 812-689-7431.

A free adult literacy tutor training is May 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tyson Library, 325 W. Tyson St., Versailles. Lunch will be provided. Tutors are needed for Ripley Reads, a new program funded by the library and Versailles Lions Club. To register: Karen Reynolds, 812-689-5894.

The Southeastern Indiana YMCA free women’s self-defense class is May 3, 10 a.m.-noon. To RSVP: 812-934-6006.

Pull! for Margaret Mary, a trap and skeet shoot, is May 3, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Tri-County Coonhunters. Cost: Cost: $40 for 50 targets and three games. All proceeds benefit Margaret Mary Health Foundation. To register:

A Mother-Daughter Princess Tea Party sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 81150 will be held two times May 3, 12:30 and 2:30 p.m, Batesville United Methodist Church hall. Children must be accompanied by adults. The cost for snacks and a make-your-own bracelet is $10 per person. Send names with first and second choice of times to Connie Miller, 2880 E. County Road 1100 N., Batesville, IN 47006. Please include a phone number or e-mail address to confirm time. Info: Connie Miller, 934-5270.

Rural Alliance for the Arts Art … Etc. Auction is May 3, 6 p.m., Walhill Farm barn. Tickets are $60. A partial list of auction items may be viewed at Reservations: 812-933-0355.

The Batesville Music Booster’s Battle of the Bands is May 3, 7 p.m., Batesville Middle School old gym. Cost: $5. Info: Taaron Meyers, 934-6375 or

Sunday, May 4

The Dance Studio spring concert is May 4, 2 p.m., Batesville High School Auditorium. Free admission.

Monday, May 5

The last day voters may cast absentee ballots at the county courthouses is May 5, noon. Info: Franklin County Clerk’s Office, 765-647-5111, Ext. 3; or Ripley County Clerk’s Office, 812-689-4783.

The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, sponsored by Sunman Area Chamber of Commerce, will have two performances May 5, 5 and 7:30 p.m., Sunman Community Park. Presale tickets are kids, $6; adults, $10, and are available at Sunman’s FCN Bank, B&G Dairy Bar, Enhanced Telecommunications Corp. and Sunman Town Hall. On circus day, the cost is kids, $7; adults, $13.

The Daughters of Isabella All Saints Circle 1384 will meet May 5, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus. Bring money for Change of Life.

Tuesday, May 6

Batesville Knights of St. John No. 243 will meet May 6, 7:30 p.m., Knights home.

Tue.-Wed., May 6-7

Donated items for the Batesville Knights of St. John rummage sale can be delivered to the hall May 6-7, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Info: Joe Wuestefeld, 934-3822 or

Wednesday, May 7

The La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, will meet May 7, 5-6 p.m., Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, 122 Nieman St., Sunman. Info: 812-654-2593.

The East Central/Sunman Dearborn Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Longaberger/Vera Bradley Bingo fundraiser is May 7, 6 p.m., East Central High School cafeteria. Cost: $10. Proceeds help raise money for community service projects, leadership conferences and chapter activities.

Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library will meet May 7, 7 p.m.

The Red Hat Belles of Batesville will depart from the Cross County Plaza parking lot May 14,10:30 a.m., to visit Auntie Aimee’s, Hope, for a noon lunch and meeting. They will also visit Elsberry Greenhouses and Simmons Winery. RSVP by May 7: Eleen Weisenbach, 934-3484.

The 15th annual Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce golf fundraiser is May 15, 11:30 a.m., Hillcrest Golf & Country Club. Cost: individuals, $125; foursome, $480. RSVP by May 7: 934-3101 or

Thursday, May 8

A Marian Prayer Service will be held May 8, 2:30 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Sisters of St. Francis campus, Oldenburg. Bring lawn chairs.

Batesville SPD Parents Support Group meets May 8, 6:30 p.m., La Rosa’s back room. New members welcome. Info: Tammy Borgman,

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Ladies Auxiliary will meet May 8, 7 p.m.

May 8-10

The Batesville Knights of St. John rummage sale is May 8-9, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and May 10, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Knights hall, 111 S. Vine St. Info: Joe Wuestefeld, 934-3822 or

The Batesville Kiwanis Carnival is May 8, 5-9 p.m.; May 9, 5-11 p.m.; and May 10, noon-11 p.m., downtown Village Green. Ride bracelets will cost $15 on the three evenings or $10 on Saturday between noon-5 p.m. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis programs for local children and senior citizens.