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.
Fri.-Sun., Nov. 16-18
Free showings of the movie “Elf,” sponsored by YouthQuake, Stayin’ Alive’s Youth Council, will be shown Nov. 16-18, 7 p.m., Brookville Theatre. Info: 765-647-7272 or www.stayi nalive24.org.
Saturday, Nov. 17
November Noel will be held Nov. 17, 2-6 p.m., Franklin County Courthouse lawn, Brookville. Pictures with Santa, food, games, reindeer.
Sunday, Nov. 18
The Sunman Area Life Squad freewill donation whole hog sausage and pancake breakfast is Nov. 18, 7 a.m.-noon, Sunman Elementary School. Info: 812-623-2763.
The Oldenburg Knights of St. John will host a breakfast Nov. 18, 7 a.m.-noon, Holy Family Church cafeteria, Oldenburg. Freewill offering. Partial proceeds benefit Tri-County Council for Special People and other local charities.
“Alice in Wonderland”
The Batesville High School Drama Club presents “Alice in Wonderland” Nov. 18, 2:30 p.m., auditorium. Tickets at $5 will be sold at the door. A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party is Nov. 18, 1 p.m. For an extra $5, students can mingle and have photos taken with costumed characters and enjoy cupcakes and juice.
The St. Paul’s Ladies Sodality annual turkey bingo and raffle is Nov. 18, 6 p.m., St. Paul’s Catholic Church hall, New Alsace. Doors open at 5 p.m. All proceeds benefit the parish and school.
Monday, Nov. 19
Batesville Venturing Crew 2634, a Boy Scouts program, is holding a Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit area residents and the Batesville food pantry. Nonperishable food donations can be dropped off at Kellerman Law Office, 105 E. George St., through Nov. 19. Info and to arrange pickups: Natasha Kellerman at 933-1316.
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will sponsor a blood drive in the parking lot Nov. 19, noon. Info: 812-663-2826.
Right to Life
Southeastern Indiana Right to Life will meet Nov. 19, 7 p.m., Versailles Church of Christ, Jarvis Drive.
Tuesday, Nov. 20
Batesville Memorial Public Library will host Pioneer Thanksgiving Story Time Nov. 20, 10 and 11:15 a.m. and 12:10 and 5:30 p.m. Info: 934-4706.
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will sponsor One on One Computer Time Nov. 20, 2 p.m. Info: 812-663-2826.
Wednesday, Nov. 21
FFA Sale Ends
The Batesville High School FFA sale of fruit and beef sticks ends Nov. 21. To order: Cassie Mumaw, 934-4384 , Ext. 12310; or cmumaw@ batesville.k12.in.us.
Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg, will host a stillboard and trap shoot Nov. 21, 5:30 p.m. Prizes: meat and money.
Tri-County Coonhunters will host a stillboard and trap shoot Nov. 21, 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 23
BAHS Luncheon RSVP Deadline
The Batesville Area Historical Society’s Christmas Luncheon is Dec. 5, noon. Doors open at 11 a.m. Cost: $25. Info or to reserve a seat or table of eight by Nov. 23: Jinny Stewart, 933-0267. Tickets also available at the BAHS Museum or Geis Electronics and Appliances.
Saturday, Nov. 24
Walk Off the Gravy
The free Walk off the Gravy Historic Walk, sponsored by Friends of
Versailles State Park, is Nov. 24, 10 a.m., campground gate. Park historian Bill Dallman will lead the walk, which will take about two hours on an easy trail past original home sites and park structures. Walkers are urged to bring walking sticks and bottled water. No registration necessary. Info: 812-689-7431.
The Franklin County HOBOS (Helpers on Bikes Organization) Bikers for Tykes Ride/ Dinner/Dance is Nov. 24, sign-ups at 10:30 a.m., ride at noon, Pioneer Restaurant, Brookville. Participants will return to the Brookville American Legion around 6 p.m. for a dinner. Music by The Renegades and dancing will begin at 8 p.m. Fees are $10 for a single rider, $15 for a rider with passenger and $5 for the dance only. Proceeds used for kids’ Christmas gifts. Info: Fred Hogan, 765-580-2383.
D of I RSVP Deadline
The Daughters of Isabella Christmas party is Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus hall. Bring a food pantry donation instead of gift exchange. RSVPs by Nov. 24: Melissa Jacobs, 933-0767.
Sunday, Nov. 25
Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg, will host a stillboard and trap shoot Nov. 25, 11 a.m. Prizes: meat and money.
Monday, Nov. 26
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will sponsor Read It and Eat Teen Book Club for grades 6-12 Nov. 26, 6:30 p.m. Info: 812-663-2826.
Tuesday, Nov. 27
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Food for Thought, sponsored by the Greensburg-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce, Nov. 27, 11 a.m. Info: 812-663-2826.
A support group for individuals and/or family members to receive mutual support, education, advocacy and service regarding mental health issues meets the last Tuesday of the month, including Nov. 27, 7-8:30 p.m., Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Greensburg, OB conference room. Confidentially honored. Info: Linda Ricke, 812-663-6370.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Grieving with God will be presented Nov. 28 and Dec. 5 and 12, 11 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $15 per session. Info and reservations: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Batesville Toastmasters meeting, which is open to the public, is Nov. 28, noon-1 p.m., Hillcrest Country Club. Info: Susi Wolfe, 934-3462.
Nov. 30-Dec. 2
An Advent Retreat with Joy Carol: The Healing Power of our Stories will be presented Nov. 30, 7 p.m.-Dec. 2, noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost varies. Info and reservations: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
Saturday, Dec. 1
Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 will serve a monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast Dec. 1, 6-10 a.m. Minimum donation: adults, $5; children 6-12, $3; under 6, free. Takeout orders: 934-3144.
Holiday Under the Spires will take place Dec. 1 in Oldenburg. Breakfast with Santa, 8-11 a.m. (photos, 8-10:30 a.m.); Jungle Bell Jog/Walk 5K, 9 a.m.; arts and crafts fair, 9 a.m,-3 p.m.; shops open, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; cookie walk and soup sale, 10 a.m-3 p.m. horse parade, 2:30 p.m.; music, food, fun. Info: Mary Beth Kerker, 933-0360 or www.schwesternartgallery.com.
D of I Prayer Service/Breakfast
The Daughters of Isabella will meet Dec. 1, 8:05 a.m., St. Louis Church, for an Advent prayer service followed by breakfast at the Sherman House. RSVPs: DeeDee Kaiser, 934-4899.
First Aid/CPR Training
The American Red Cross will hold an adult and pediatric first aid/CPR/AED class Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Ripley County Office, 629 S. Buckey St., Osgood. Cost: $110. Pre-registration required: www.redcross.org/takeaclass.
Electric violinist and vocalist Cathy Morris and her band Collage perform Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Big Four Café, Romweber Flats. Tickets at $20, with $3 discounts for Rural Alliance for the Arts members, must be reserved: Joan Kuhlman, 933-0355.
Auxiliary Christmas Party RSVP
The Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary will hold its annual Christmas party Dec. 4, Sherman House. Cocktails, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. Please bring a food pantry donation and $10 gift exchange for members. RSVPs by Dec. 1: Katy Hortemiller, 934-5267.
Sat.-Sun., Dec. 1-2
Village of Spires”
“Becoming the Village of Spires,” an entertaining and inspiring play celebrating the history of Oldenburg, will be presented Dec. 1, 7 p.m., and Dec. 2, 2 p.m., Oldenburg Academy auditorium. Tickets are $10. Info and tickets: Gary Munchel, 934-6582.
Sunday, Dec. 2
St. Mary’s of the Rock annual whole hog sausage and pancake breakfast is Dec. 2, 7 a.m.-noon, Klee Hall. Freewill offering. Christmas Corner. Proceeds benefit Religious education.
The St. Paul School, New Alsace, annual freewill Christmas smorgasbord breakfast is Dec. 2, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., gym. Pictures with Santa, 9:30-11:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the school. Info: 812-623-2631 or www.stpaul edu.com.
Tuesday, Dec. 4
The Sassy Scrappers scrapbooking group for ladies 12 and older meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month, including Dec. 4, 6 p.m., Church on the Rock. Participants should bring their own supplies. RSVP: 934-3154.
The Napoleon Senior Club meets Dec. 4, 6 p.m., Napoleon Community Center. Bring a covered dish, table service and a $5 wrapped toy labeled for a boy or girl for the Batesville food pantry. Info: Jean Huber, 934-2245.
Wednesday, Dec. 5
La Leche League
La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, will meet Dec. 5, 5-6 p.m., at Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, Sunman. Expectant and breast-feeding moms welcome. Info: 812-654-2593.
Thursday, Dec. 6
Batesville Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge 668 will hold its monthly meeting Dec. 6, 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 7
A Ripley County Food Pantry large food giveaway is Dec. 7, 11 a.m. until the food runs out, Osgood fairgrounds. Persons in need who live in Laughery, Center, Delaware, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships are eligible to attend.
Saturday, Dec. 8
Holiday Craft Fair
The St. Mark Lutheran Church Holiday Craft Fair is Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 9
Coffee Talk: Advent with Mary will be presented Dec. 9, 10:45 a.m.-noon. Meet in Sisters of St. Francis Chapel, Oldenburg. Freewill offering. Info and reservations: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Dec. 10
Men’s Night will be presented Dec. 10, 7-8:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info and reservations: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, Dec. 12
The Batesville Toastmasters meeting, which is open to the public, is Dec. 12, noon-1 p.m., Hillcrest Country Club. Info: Susi Wolfe, 934-3462.
The St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality is sponsoring a card party Dec. 12, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.
Thursday, Dec. 13
The Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Ladies’ Auxiliary will meet Dec. 13, 7 p.m., post home. Info: Patti Weberding, 934-3644.
Fri.-Sun., Dec. 14-16
A Retreat with Hildegard of Bingen: Visionary, Saint, Healer and Prophet will be presented Dec. 14, 7 p.m.-Dec. 16, noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost varies. Info and reservations: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever”
The East Central High School Drama Department will present “The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever” Dec. 14-15, 7 p.m. and Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Cost: adults, $7; students and senior citizens, $5; kids 5 and under, free.
Tuesday, Dec. 18
Children’s Christmas Party
Batesville Memorial Public Library will host a children’s Christmas party with Santa Dec. 18, 7 p.m. Info: 934-4706.
Wednesday, Dec. 19
The Batesville Toastmasters meeting, which is open to the public, is Dec. 19, noon-1 p.m., Hillcrest Country Club. Info: Susi Wolfe, 934-3462.
A contemplative prayer program will be presented Dec. 19, 3-4:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $5. Info and reservations: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
Saturday, Dec. 29
The Audubon Society Christmas Bird County is Dec. 29, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Michaela Farm, Oldenburg. Cost: $7 for lunch. Pre-registration required: 812-933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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