Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

May 15, 2013

Activities as of May 15

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Wednesday, May 15

Oldenburg Franciscan Center Program

Contemplative Prayer will be presented May 15, 3-4:30 p.m. Cost: $5. Info and RSVP: 933-6437 or

Brookville Library Program

“Images of Oxford Township, Butler County, Ohio” takes place May 15, 6:30 p.m. Info: 765-647-4031.

“Thumbelina” Sign-up Deadline

Presented by the Cincinnati Kinderballet May 18, 11 a.m., Batesville Middle School commons. Sponsored by Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library. Free. Refreshments. Register by May 15 at the library.

Thursday, May 16

Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing

May 16, noon, Hillcrest Golf and Country Club.  Cost is $125 per person or $480 per team. Info: 934-3101.

Century Fair

May 16, noon-1:15 p.m., Batesville Middle School old gym. Seventh-graders explore inventions and leisure activities in the early 1900s.

Batesville Library

Adult Tea Party

May 16, 2 p.m., BMPL. Charlotte Battin will portray early radio and TV star Gracie Allen. To register: 934-4706.

Coffee Social

Full meal served May 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m., St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Fink’s Road, Osgood. Freewill offering.

Jac-Cen-Del Athletes’ Sports Physicals

Offered by Margaret Mary Community Hospital and its physicians May 16, 5-7 p.m., Osgood Primary Care. Cost: $20.

Driver Education Parent/Student Meeting

May 16, 7 p.m., Batesville High School cafeteria. Mandatory for all students taking the summer course and their parents.

Friday, May 17

Twice Weekly Trash Pick-Up

Rumpke will collect trash twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays beginning May 17. Recycling bins will be picked up once a week on individuals’ regularly-scheduled days.  Info: 933-6100.

Largest Collection of Cookie Jars

Guinness World Record presentation, May 17, 2 p.m. Grannie’s Cookie Jars and Ice Cream Parlor outdoor patio, 19041 Lovers Lane, Metamora.

Brookville Third Friday

May 17, 5:30 p.m. on, downtown area. “Take Me out to the Ball Game” theme with Home Run Derby Fast Pitch Contest, Cincinnati Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs, plant sale, live music, restaurant specials. Info: Mikel Beck, 765-647-6522.

Fri.-Sat., May 17-18

Franklin County

Quilt Show

May 17, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and May 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., former Brookville High School gym, 1010 Franklin Ave. Sponsored by Franklin County Extension Homemakers and Quilt Batts. Cost: $5. Info: Mary Cheek, 765-647-0797.

Tree County Players Auditions

Auditions for the musical “The Fantasticks” are May 17, 6-9 p.m., and May 18, 10 a.m.-noon, Tree County Players office, 327 S. Monfort St., Greensburg. The show is July 18-20 and 27. Appointments or alternate audition times: Therese Zins, 812-528-5289. Info:

Saturday, May 18

Whitewater Canal State Historic Site Trail Towpath 10K

May 18, 8 a.m., Metamora. Cost: $25. Info and to register: or 765-647-6512.

First Aid/CPR/AED Training

Sponsored by the American Red Cross May 18, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Dearborn and Ohio Chapter, 539 Main St., Lawrenceburg. Cost: $85. RSVP: red

Batesville Knights of St. John Pork Chop Dinner

May 18, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Carryouts available.

Rural Alliance for the Arts Arts ... Etc. Auction

May 18, 6 p.m., Hill-Rom Center. Cost: $50 in advance, $55 at the door. Proceeds benefit RAA’s programming. Info and tickets: 933-0355.

Batesville Library After Hours Concert

Yayoi and New Brazil will perform May 18, 7 p.m., BMPL. Free. Info: or 934-4706.

Sunday, May 19

St. Paul’s Ladies Sodality Breakfast

May 19, 7:30 a.m.-noon, St. Paul’s Catholic Church hall, New Alsace. Freewill donation.

Fried Chicken Dinner

May 19, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Adams Lutheran Church. Freewill offering. Carryouts: adults, $7; kids, $4. Proceeds benefit cemetery association.

Great Strides Walk for the Cure of

Cystic Fibrosis

May 19, 1 p.m., Liberty Park. Info: or Leslie Lucas, 513-533-9300.

The Dance Studio Spring Concert

“Once Upon a Time” will be presented May 19, 2 p.m., Batesville High School auditorium. Free.

Kelly Miller Circus

May 19, 2 and 5 p.m., Ripley County Fairgrounds, Osgood. Sponsored by Osgood Area Kiwanis and Ripley County Parks and Recreation. Cost: adults, $10; ages 2-11, $6; and under 2, free. Tickets available at Linville Signs and Hobbies, Jac-

Cen-Del Elementary School, Four Seasons (Glory Be), Milan Elementary School and Gilpin Monument and Signs.

Monday, May 20

Southeastern Indiana Right to Life

Meets May 20, 7 p.m., Versailles Church of Christ, Jarvis Drive.

Batesville Knights of St. John Mission Team Gift Certificate Sale Ends

Five Oaks Lawn and Garden gift certificates will be available through May 20 from team members, at Geis Electronics or Curves or by calling Mary Jo Wuestefeld at 934-3822. Proceeds help fund 30 youth and adults going to Parma, Ohio, in June to help the needy.

Indiana Youth

Institute Forum RSVP

May 22, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Community Mental Health Center, 215 E. George St., Batesville, for youth workers to explore what is being done here to increase awareness and reduce the stigma of mental health disorders. Free, lunch served. RSVP by May 20: Becky Nobbe, or 877-967-6263.

Tuesday, May 21

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association

Meets the third Tuesday, including May 21, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg. Info: 765-629-2720.

Wednesday, May 22

Batesville Quiltmakers

Meet May 22, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: Carlan Bischoff, 932-5050.

Batesville Toastmasters

Meet the second and fourth Wednesdays, including May 22, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.

Batesville Memorial Public Library Trustees

Meet May 22, 5 p.m. 

Thursday, May 23

Batesville Lions Club

Meet May 23, 6:30 p.m., Sherman House. A Court-Appointed Special Advocate representative will be the speaker. Info and RSVP: Ted Hartshorn, 934-2636.

Saturday, May 25

500 Mile Drawing and Chicken Dinner

May 25, Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271. Dinner, 5-8 p.m; drawing, 8 p.m. Carryouts available. Info: 934-2228.

Sat.-Sun., May 25-26

St. Louis Mission Team Car Wash

May 25, 4-7 p.m., and May 26, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., next to the parish Activity Center. Freewill offering. Proceeds go toward Muskegon, Mich., mission trip in July.

Monday, May 27

Family Fun Day

May 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brookville Town Park. Sponsored by Stayin’ Alive, Franklin County’s Local Coordinating Council. Info: 765-647-7272.

Wednesday, May 29

Greensburg-Decatur County Library Happenings

On May 29, a make-and-take craft takes place 4-7 p.m.; and Silly Safaris, 6 p.m. Info: 812-663-2826.

Thursday, May 30

Greensburg-Decatur County Library Happenings

On May 30, Make It-Take it Thursday takes place while supplies last; and teen program, 1 p.m. Info: 812-663-2826.

Friday, May 31

OA Football Camp Early RSVP Deadline

A day camp for boys entering grades 6-8 will be held July 22-25, 9-11:30 a.m., Oldenburg Academy practice field behind school. Cost: $75 if registered before May 31; $95 after that date. Registration forms available at Info: Wes Gillman, 765-265-0070 or wgillman@oldenburg

Greensburg-Decatur County Library Happenings

A family movie takes place May 31, 10 a.m. Info: 812-663-2826.

May 31-June 2

Oldenburg Franciscan Center Program

Retreat: Individuation, Archetypes and Mythology will be presented May 31, 7 p.m.-June 2, noon. Cost varies.Info and RSVP: 933-6437 or

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.

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.

Women’s Hike

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. 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.

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

Tuesday, June 4

Babysitter’s Training

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

Napoleon Senior Club

Meets June 4, 6 p.m., Napoleon Community Center. Bring a covered dish and table service. Info: Jean Huber, 934-2245.

Wed., June 5

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.

Thursday, June 6

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

Saturday, June 8

Rural Alliance for the Arts Community Art Show Entries Due

June 8, 9 a.m.-noon, Community Church of Batesville (old Taff building). Entry forms will be available there. They are also available in advance at the Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: Regina Siefert, 934-5213.

Tuesday, June 11

“Tunes Through Time: Folk  Times”

June 11, 6:30-8 p.m.,  Brookville Library.

Wednesday, June 12

St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality Card Party

June 12, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.

Saturday, June 15

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

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.

Batesville Area Historical Society

Meets June 18, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: 934-2608.

Wednesday, June 26

Batesville Quiltmakers

Meet June 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Batesville Christian Church. Info: Carlan Bischoff, 812-212-1180.

Saturday, June 29

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

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.

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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