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Friday, Aug. 30
The fourth annual Finding Improvement by Reaching Empowerment concert is Aug. 30, 3-10 p.m., Liberty Park. Music, bouncy house, carnival games, food.
Sunday, Sept. 1
St. John’s, Enochsburg, church picnic is Sept. 1. Chicken and roast beef dinners served beginning at 11 a.m. Games, beer garden, raffles, silent auction.
Tuesday, Sept. 3
A blood drive will be held Sept. 3, 1-6:30 p.m., Sunman American Legion hall. Info or to schedule an appointment: www.hoxworth.org/groups/sunman or Roger Lang, 812-623-3685.
Registration, tryouts and first practices for the East Central Swim Team are Sept. 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m., East Central High School pool. Cost varies. Info: Brandon Loveless, firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-576-4811, Ext. 11603.
Napoleon Senior Club will meet Sept. 3, 6 p.m., Napoleon Community Center. Bring a covered dish and table service. Info: Jean Huber, 934-2245.
Daughters of Isabella will meet Sept. 3, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus hall.
Wednesday, Sept. 4
The Columbus Star Quilters’ Guild will meet Sept. 4, 9:30 a.m., masonic lodge, 4131 Rocky Ford Road. Xenia Cord will present “Enrolled upon the Bed: American Name-Inscribed Quilts.”
La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, will meet Sept. 4, 5-6 p.m., Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, Sunman. Info: 812-654-2593.
A Young Life gathering for high school students is Sept. 4, 8 p.m., 247 Volz St. Info: Sean Boyce, 812-209-9075 or email@example.com.
Thursday, Sept. 5
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Napoleon, coffee social is Sept. 5, 4:30 p.m.
Batesville Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge 668 will meet Sept. 5, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 6
Batesville Beautification League will meet Sept. 6, noon, Sherman House. Info: Clara Goble, 934-3723.
Ripley County Community Foundation Small Grant Project application deadline is Sept. 6, 4 p.m. The grants are to nonprofit agencies in amounts up to $500. Info: Jane Deiwert, 933-1098 or www.rccfonline.org.
For the Friday Night Film Series Sept. 6, “Francesco” will be presented 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Minister’s Quartet will be in concert Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m., Lighthouse Baptist Church, Milan. Info: 812-654-2582.
Christian Motorcyclists Association No. 752 will meet Sept. 6, 7 p.m., Skyline Chili, 714 W. Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg. Info: 812-654-3713 or CMAUSA.org.
Saturday, Sept. 7
Batesville curbside pickup of large items from residents’ homes is Sept. 7 starting at 5 a.m. Acceptable items: clothing; furniture, bedsprings and mattresses; rugs and carpet pieces; rubber hose; appliances; wood, bundled 4 feet or shorter, 75 pounds maximum; insulation; cans and buckets, totally cleaned and dry; paint cans containing dried paint only. Refrigerators, air-conditioning units and freezers must have stickers showing chlorofluorocarbons were removed. Info: 933-6100.
Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 breakfast is Sept. 7, 6-10 a.m. Minimum donation: adults, $5; children 6-12, $3; under 6, free. Takeout orders: 934-3144.
Strollin’ for Your Colon 5K is Sept. 7, 9 a.m., Margaret Mary Outpatient and Cancer Center, formerly the Hansen Center. Cost is $15, which benefits the Margaret Mary Health Foundation’s Cancer Care Fund. To register: www.mmhealth.org or 933-5257.
First Saturday Hike, Sept. 7, 9 a.m., Versailles State Park Oak Grove Shelter parking lot. Free with $5 vehicle entrance fee. Info: 812-689-7431.
Franciscan Spirituality: The Life of St. Francis will be presented Sept. 7, 9-11:30 a.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20. Info and RSVP: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
Sunday, Sept. 8
St. John’s United Church of Christ, Penntown, annual chicken dinner is Sept. 8, 11 a.m-1:30 p.m.
A stillboard shoot sponsored by Sons of the American Legion will be held Sept. 8, 11 a.m., Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271. Info: 934-2228.
The Delaware United Methodist Church 75th Annual Homecoming is Sept. 8. Church service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; pitch in dinner, noon; program, 1:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 9
Hillenbrand Doll Plant gathering for retirees and spouses is Sept. 9, 11:30 a.m., Osgood Grub Co. All-you-can-eat buffet: $10.62 includes tip.
National Alliance on Mental Illness is holding a 12-Week course for family members of those with mental illness beginning Monday, Sept. 9, 6:30-9 p.m., First Baptist Church of Aurora. Free. RSVP required: 513-708-1191.
Men’s Night will be held Sept. 9, 7-8:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Sept. 10
Ripley County Democrats will meet Sept. 10, Crossroads Family Restaurant (on the patio - weather permitting), Versailles. Dinner, 6 p.m; meeting, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 11
Batesville Toastmasters will meet Sept. 11, 5:30 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. (old Taff Furniture building). Info: 934-3462. .
St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality card party, Sept. 11, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.
Contemplative Prayer will be held Sept. 11, 3-4:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $5. Info: 933-6437 or email@example.com.