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Saturday, June 1
Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 Breakfast
June 1, 6-10 a.m. Minimum donation: adults, $5; children 6-12, $3; under 6, free. Takeout orders: 934-3144.
Southeastern Indiana Recycling District Household Hazardous Waste Collection
June 1, 8-10 a.m., Franklin County Recycling Center, Brookville; and 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ripley County Recycling Center, Osgood.
First Saturday Hike
June 1, 9 a.m., Versailles State Park Oak Grove Shelter parking lot. Free with $5 vehicle entrance fee. Info: 812-689-7431.
June 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sponsored by Sunman Area Chamber of Commerce.
June 15, 10 a.m., Versailles State Park Oak Grove Shelter parking lot. Complimentary adult refreshments provided. Cost is $10, which goes to Friends of VSP for park projects, plus $5 vehicle entrance fee. Preregister by June 1: 812-689-7431.
Sunday, June 2
St. Louis School Rummage Sale Donations
Accepted June 2, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; and June 3-5, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., activity center.
Batesville Knights of Columbus First Degree Initiation
June 2, 10 a.m. Candidates should be at the hall by 9:30 a.m. to register. Info: Scot Harmeyer, 933-9046.
St. John’s United Church of Christ, Penntown, Homecoming
June 2, worship, 10 a.m.; dinner, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Freewill offering. Carryouts and whole chicken available. Proceeds benefit St. John’s Cemetery.
Batesville Knights of Columbus Fishing Derby
June 2, noon-3 p.m., Liberty Park Reservoir, for ages 5-15. Prizes and light meal afterwards at K of C hall.
Christian Motorcyclists Association No. 752
Meets June 2, Hog Rock Cafe, 101 E. Carr St., Milan. Food and fellowship, 1 p.m.; meeting, 2 p.m. Info: 812-654-3713 or CMAUSA.org.
Monday, June 3
Daughters of Isabella
Meets June 3, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus hall. Bring a new member.
June 3-July 12
Batesville Memorial Public Library Summer Reading Program
June 3-July 12, “Catch the Reading Bug.” Sign up at library. Info: 934-4706.
Tuesday, June 4
Sponsored by the American Red Cross June 4, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Ripley County Office, 629 S. Buckeye St., Osgood. Cost: $85. RSVP: red cross.org/takeaclass.
Napoleon Senior Club
Meets June 4, 6 p.m., Napoleon Community Center. Bring a covered dish and table service. Info: Jean Huber, 934-2245.
National Alliance on Mental Illness East Central Chapter
Meets June 4, 7 p.m., Richmond State Hospital CTC Building. Sayward Salazar, Meridian Health Services regional manager, will talk about Meridian’s services. Info: 765-966-4094.
Wed., June 5
Columbus Star Quilters
Meets June 5, 9:30 a.m., Masonic Temple at Rocky Ford and Taylor roads. Potluck lunch follows. Bring a dish to share. Info: JayDee Edgell, 812-418-8669.
La Leche League of Sunman
The breast-feeding support group meets June 5, 5-6 p.m., Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, Sunman. Info: 812-654-2593.
Batesville Music and Arts Festival 5K Early Registration Deadline
Entry fees are $15 per person with a T-shirt or $10 without if registered by June 5, going up $5 afterwards. Forms are available at the Y or www.siymca.org. The race is June 20, 5:30 p.m., Liberty Park. Info: Angela Hurley, 934-6006.
Thursday, June 6
Indiana Fallen Officers Blood Drives
June 6, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Indiana State Police, 902 S. Adams St., Versailles; and Franklin County EMS, 608 E. 7th St., Brookville.
June 6, 4:30 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, Napoleon.
Author Cathy Day
June 6, 6 p.m., Osgood Public Library, 136 W. Ripley St. The Ball State University creative writing instructor is writing her third book.
Batesville Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge 668
Meets June 6, 7 p.m.
Friday, June 7
Ripley County Food Pantry Large Food Giveaway
June 7, 11 a.m. until food runs out, Osgood fairgrounds, for needy in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships.
Batesville Beautification League
Meets the first Fridays, including June 7, noon, Sherman House. Info: Judy Schath, 934-3234.
Ripley County Community Foundation Small Grant Project Application Deadline
The grants to nonprofit agencies in amounts up to $500 are due by June 7, 4 p.m. Info: Jane Deiwert, 933-1098 or www.rccfonline.org.
Oldenburg Franciscan Center Open House
June 7, 6 p.m. Reception, tours, 7 p.m. movie “Celebrate What is Right With the World!” Discussion will follow. Preregistration is desired: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
Texaco Country Showdown
June 7. The competition, part of the Batesville Music and Arts Festival, is open to bands and singles. Each must submit a CD with two songs and a $20 fee. Forms available at sponsoring WRBI or at www.wrbiradio.com. The show is June 21, 8 p.m., Liberty Park.
Red Hat Belles of Batesville Deadline
Will meet June 12, 11:30 a.m., Cross County Plaza parking lot to carpool to Mary Helen’s Place for lunch at noon. RSVPs due by June 7: Eleen Weisenbach, 934-3484.
Fri.-Sat., June 7-8
Sunman Firemen’s Festival
June 7-8, community park. Friday: pork chop dinners; Saturday: parade, 1 p.m.; fried chicken dinners; both days: music, wood bat softball tournament, games, raffle, beer garden.
Fri.-Sun., June 7-9
St. Louis School Rummage Sale
June 7, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; June 8, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; and June 9, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., activity center. Saturday from noon-4 p.m. everything is half off. Sunday is $1 a bag day.
Saturday, June 8
Rural Alliance for the Arts Community Art Show Entries Due
June 8, 9 a.m.-noon, Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. Entry forms are available there and in advance at the Batesville library. Info: Regina Siefert, 934-5213.
June 8, car show, 10 a.m., Milan High School parking lot; video, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., MHS gym; original championship banners unveiling, 1 p.m., gym; parade, 1:30 p.m., downtown; ribbon cutting, 2 p.m., museum, 201 W. Carr St.; autograph session ($15 per person), 2:30-4 p.m., town hall; games, 2:30-5:30 p.m., in front of museum; sock hop, 7-9 p.m., gym. Info: 888-747-5394 or www.ripleycountytourism.com.
Buddy Riley Memorial Fundraiser
June 8. Sign-up for poker run noon-2 p.m., Kopp Cycles; party, 5-11 p.m., Batesville Eagles. Proceeds help send kids with behavioral and emotional challenges to summer camp. Donations can also be made to the Buddy Riley Memorial Fund at FCN Band. Info: Kathy Riley, 812-212-2420.
Sat.-Sun., June 8-9
Ride to Remember
The ride honoring fallen heroes and their families begins June 8, 7 a.m., Liberty Park and continues through June 9, 5:30 p.m. Info: Tim Kieffer, 934-2578.
Monday, June 10
“The Tortoise, the Hare and Other Aesop’s Fables”
Part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, June 10, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sign up at library. Info: 934-4706.
Garden Tour and
June 10, 6 p.m., Michaela Farm, 3127 State Road 229, Oldenburg, sponsored by Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service. A $5 fee will cover the cost of ingredients. Preregis-tration appreciated: 765-647-3511.
Tuesday, June 11
“Tunes Through Time: Folk Times”
June 11, 6:30-8 p.m., Brookville Library.
Ripley County Democrats
Meets June 11, Browning’s Campground Restaurant, Versailles. Dinner, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12
St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality Card Party
June 12, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.
Brookville Library Program
What’s Eating Your Plants? takes place June 12, 6:30 p.m. Info: 765-647-4031.
Yeast Foods Workshop RSVP Deadline
Will be held June 15, 1:30 p.m., St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Fink’s Road. RSVP by June 12: 812-689-6511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, June 15
Get Up and Go
June 15, 9 a.m.-noon, Batesville Christian Church. For children entering kindergarten and older. Families encouraged to participate. Free. Info: 934-5147.
First Aid/CPR/AED Training
Sponsored by the American Red Cross June 15, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Ripley County Office, 629 S. Buckeye St., Osgood. Cost: $85. RSVP: red cross.org/takeaclass.
Monday, June 17
Oldenburg Academy Pro-Am Golf Classic
June 17, Hillcrest Golf and Country Club. Registration, 10 a.m.; tee time, noon. Registration forms: www.oldenburg academy.org/news-and-events/events.aspx. Info: Debbie Lamping, 933-0737.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Crossroads, Day Camp
June 17-21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., for youth entering grades 1-6. Half-day program for preschoolers ages 4 and up. Cost: $35. Registration forms available at stpaulscrossroads.org or 934-3970.
Tuesday, June 18
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
Meets the third Tuesday, including June 18, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg. Info: 765-629-2720.
The Water Show
Part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, June 18, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sign up at library. Info: 934-4706.
Batesville Area Historical Society
Meets June 18, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: 934-2608.
Wednesday, June 19
Batesville Music and Arts Festival Community Art Show
June 19, 7-8 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St., sponsored by Rural Alliance for the Arts. The Tides, an Indianapolis band, 8-10 p.m., parking lot across the street, sponsored by the Batesville library.
Thursday, June 20
Batesville Music and
Arts Festival 5K
June 20, 5:30 p.m. (registration 4:30 p.m.), Liberty Park, sponsored by Southeastern Indiana YMCA. Entry fees are $15-20. Forms are available at the Y or www.siymca.org. Info: Angela Hurley, 934-6006.
Batesville Music and Arts Festival
Cincinnati Symphony Regional Pops Orchestra
June 20, 8 p.m., Liberty Park. Freewill collections. Batesville Kiwanians will serve food and drinks starting at 5 p.m.
Friday, June 21
Batesville Music and Arts Festival
Texaco Country Showdown
June 21, 8 p.m., Liberty Park Pavilion, presented by Batesville radio station WRBI and Jim True Ford, Brookville. Freewill collections. Batesville Kiwanians will serve food and drinks starting at 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 22
June 22, 9 a.m.-noon, Batesville Christian Church. Kindergarten age children and older may be dropped off. Families encouraged to participate. Free. Info: 934-5147.
Handbags for Hope Silent Auction and Luncheon
June 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Batesville Middle School commons. Tickets for the Church on the Rock Women’s Ministry fundraiser are $5. Proceeds will fund a dinner for Safe Passage clients. Info: Carla Thomas, 513-256-8965.
Sunday, June 23
St. Nicholas, Sunman, Church Picnic
June 23, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fried chicken and roast beef dinners, beer garden, games.
Tuesday, June 25
Pint Size Polkas
Part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, June 25, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sign up at library. Info: 934-4706.
Wednesday, June 26
Meet June 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Batesville Christian Church. Info: Carlan Bischoff, 812-212-1180.
Saturday, June 29
June 29, 9 a.m.-noon, Batesville Christian Church. For children entering kindergarten and older. Families encouraged to participate. Free. Info: 934-5147.
First Aid/CPR/AED Training
Sponsored by the American Red Cross June 29, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Dearborn and Ohio County Chapter, 539 Main St., Lawrenceburg. Cost: $85. RSVP: red cross.org/takeaclass.
Saturday, July 6
First Saturday Hike
July 6, 9 a.m., Versailles State Park Oak Grove Shelter parking lot. Free with $5 vehicle entrance fee. Info: 812-689-7431.
Tuesday, July 9
Part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, July 9, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sign up at library. Info: 934-4706.
Wednesday, Aug. 7
Salute a Soldier 5K Run/Walk Sponsors’ Deadline
Sponsorship forms are due by Aug. 7 for the first annual event Sept. 7 to honor all servicemembers. Hosted by Sunman American Legion Post 337. Info: Rita Seig, 812-209-9099.
Monday, Aug. 19
Franklin County Historical Society
“Pioneer Association of Franklin and Union Counties, Ind., and Butler County, Ohio” by Mike Condo will be presented Aug. 19, Goldfinch Diner, 11161 U.S. 52: 6 p.m., dinner; 7 p.m. Come a little earlier to order from the menu. RSVP requested: Pam Beneker, 765-647-7365.
Monday, Oct. 21
Franklin County Historical Society Program
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. Cost: $10. RSVP required: Pam Beneker, 765-647-7365.
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