Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

November 29, 2013


The Batesville Herald-Tribune

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Saturday, Nov. 30

Walk off the Gravy Hike, Nov. 30, 10 a.m., Versailles State Park campground overflow parking lot. Free with $5 vehicle entrance fee. Info: 812-689-7431.

The Batesville Knights of Columbus Cash Out Raffle to raise money for the scholarship fund is Nov. 30, 3-9 p.m. Dinner, 5-7 p.m. Cost: $20, includes meal.

Sat.-Sun., Nov. 30-Dec. 1

The Metamora Old-Fashioned Christmas Walk is Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 1

A Christmas breakfast will be held Dec. 1, 8 a.m.-noon, St. Paul Catholic School, New Alsace (a ministry of All Saints Parish). Smorgasbord, music, pictures with Santa (9:30-11:30 a.m.). Info: 812-623-5381.

The Sons of the American Legion will host a stillboard shoot Dec. 1, 11 a.m., Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271, 2899 E. Legion Road. Info: 934-2228.

Oldenburg Knights of St. John will host a trap and stillboard shoot Dec. 1, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Meat and cash prizes. Partial proceeds benefit the Tri-County council for Special People, Inc.

A variety stillboard shoot will be held Dec. 1, noon, St. Nicholas Church, Sunman. Proceeds go to St. Nicholas School.

The Weberding Family Christmas Lighting is Dec. 1, 6 p.m., Weberding Carving Shop. Members of the public can park across the street to view the display.

Monday, Dec. 2

Gifts and/or gift cards for LifeTime Resources' Angel Tree project are due by Dec. 2. They must be dropped off or mailed to the office, 13091 Benedict Drive (off of U.S. 50), Dillsboro, IN 47018. Info: Diana Davis, 812-432-6213 or

The Red Hat Belles of Batesville Christmas party is Dec. 13, noon, Mary Helen's Bed and Breakfast. Bring $5-$10 children's gift (include note indicating for boy or girl and age) for distribution at food pantry. Bring Christmas cards for troops and ornament for exchange. RSVP by Dec. 2: Eleen Weisenbach, 934-3484.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Napoleon Senior Club will meet Dec. 3, 6 p.m., Napoleon Community Center. Bring a covered dish and table service. Info: Jean Huber, 934-2245.

Batesville Knights of St. John No. 243 will meet Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., Knights home.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship applications for Franklin County students are available online at under Scholarships. Completed applications must be postmarked by Dec. 3.

Batesville Middle School eighth-graders are selling $10 gift certificates to 15 local restaurants through Dec. 3 to help fund the May class trip to Washington, D.C. Info: 934-5175.

The South Ripley Ministerial Association Community Christmas Carol Festival is Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m., South Ripley High School. Freewill cash donations and canned goods for area food pantries welcome. Info: Doug Norman, 812-654-1532.

The Batesville Memorial Public Library Candy Land Christmas Party with Santa for prekindergarteners through third-graders is Dec. 3, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

The Columbus Star Quilters Guild willmeet Dec. 4, 9:30 a.m., Masonic Lodge, 4131 Rocky Ford Road. Wrap one quilt block for exchange and bring items for show and tell and food for potluck. Info: JayDee Edgell, 812-418-8669.

Kids can make holiday ornaments Dec. 4, 3-7 p.m., Brookville and Laurel libraries. Info: 765-647-4031 or 765-698-2582.

La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, meets Dec. 4, 5-6 p.m., Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, Sunman. Info: 812-654-2593.

The Franklin County Community Foundation open house and annual meeting is Dec. 4, 5-7 p.m., 527 Main St., Brookville.

The Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Party is Dec. 4, 6 p.m., Brau Haus, Oldenburg. Bring $10 gift for exchange and items for food pantry. RSVP: Lou Voegele, 934-3394; or Mary Bossert, 934-3079.

Dec. 4 and 6

Kids can make a gingerbread house Dec. 4, 6-8 p.m., Brookville library; or Dec. 6, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Laurel library. Info: 765-647-4031 or 765-698-2582.

Thursday, Dec. 5

Light Up the Night Tree Lighting Celebration will take place Dec. 5. Luminaria lighting, 5 p.m., downtown; tree lighting, 6 p.m., Memorial Building; and free entertainment, 7 p.m., Gibson Theatre. Info: 933-6100.

"Knowledge for Not-for-Profits," a free 90-minute workshop about best practices for outdoor events and festivals, is Dec. 5, 6 p.m., Versailles Lions Club Building, 202 W. First North St., Versailles. Also, Dec. 10, noon, The Commons performance hall, 300 Washington St., Columbus. Reservations: Jeff Kuehl, 812-376-2535 or

Adults and children accompanied by adults are invited to the first meeting of the Batesville Memorial Public Library Ukulele Club Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m. The library has a limited number of ukuleles for use during the meeting. To register: 934-4706.

Batesville Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge 668 will meet Dec. 5, 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 6

The Ripley County Mobile Food Pantry will give away food for the needy in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ripley County Fairgrounds Building 16C, Osgood.

Batesville Beautification League will meet Dec. 6, noon, Sherman House. Info: Clara Goble, 934-3723.

A card party will take place Dec. 6, 1:30-4 p.m., St. Andrews Health Campus. Info: Kristin Rowland, 934-5090.

The Friendship Village Association Christmas Walk is Dec. 6, 6-9 p.m. Info: Tom Krumm, 812-667-4736.

Christian Motorcyclists Association No. 752 will meet Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Skyline Chili, 714 W. Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg. Info: 812-654-3713 or

Fri.-Sun., Dec. 6-8

The Metamora Old-Fashioned Christmas Walk is Dec. 6-7, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

A meditation, contemplation and creativity retreat will be presented Dec. 6, 7 p.m.- Dec. 8, noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost varies. Info and RSVP: 933-6437 or

Saturday, Dec. 7

Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 breakfast, Dec. 7, 6-10 a.m. Minimum donation: adults, $5; children 6-12, $3; under 6, free. Takeout orders: 934-3144.

The Oldenburg Knights of St. John will host a Breakfast with Santa Dec. 7, 8-11 a.m., Holy Family Church, Oldenburg, cafeteria. Freewill offering. Partial proceeds benefit Tri-County Council for Special People, Inc.

First Saturday Hike, Dec. 7, 9 a.m., Versailles State Park Oak Grove Shelter parking lot. Free with $5 vehicle entrance fee. Info: 812-689-7431.

Oldenburg's Holiday Under the Spires is Dec. 7. Jingle Bell Jog, crafts fair, cookie walk, soup sale, horse parade, live music. Theatrical reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas," 6:45 p.m., Holy Family Gym.

The Milan Main Street Christmas Parade is Dec. 7, 10 a.m. Info: Linda Baurley, 812-212-2008.

Children may meet with Santa Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in his house downtown. Sponsored by Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Cincinnati Kinderballet will present "The Nutcracker" Dec. 7, 3 p.m., Batesville Middle School Commons. The program with refreshments is provided by Rebecca Stein, Jackson Street Kids Academy, and Sandra Dickey. RSVP: 934-4706.

The Batesville Eagles will host the Gold Dust Girls Dec. 7, 8 p.m.-midnight. Info: 934-3610.

Sat.-Sun., Dec. 7-8

The Ripley County Fairgrounds Park Annual Christmas Walk, Osgood, is Dec. 7-8, 6-8 p.m. Info: Shanna Joseph, 812-689-6535 or

Sunday, Dec. 8

The Franklin County Arts Council will present the Joyful Sound English Handbell Choir, Indianapolis, Dec. 8, 4 p.m., Brookville United Methodist Church. Cost: $5. Info and tickets: Patti Wilhelm, 765-309-1473.

Tuesday, Dec. 10

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet Dec. 10, 7 p.m.

A solo card party will be held Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John Hall.