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Wednesday, Dec. 4
The Columbus Star Quilters Guild will meet 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Batesville Middle School and Batesville High School choral concert is Dec. 6, 7 p.m., BHS auditorium.
Christian Motorcyclists Association No. 752 will meet Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Skyline Chili, 714 W. Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg. Info: 812-654-3713 or CMAUSA.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Dec. 8
An all-you-can-eat whole hog sausage breakfast is Dec. 8, 7 a.m.-noon, St. Leon American Legion.
The St. Nicholas School, Sunman, concert featuring the Christmas story is Dec. 8, 1:30 p.m., church hall.
The East Central High School choral concert is Dec. 8, 3 p.m., Performing Arts Center.
The Oldenburg Academy concert is Dec. 8, 4 p.m., auditorium.
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.
A potluck sponsored by the Food & Growers Association of the Laughery Valley Environs is Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m., Michael Hood’s home, 51 Pine Grove Drive. Bring a dish to share. RSVP by Dec. 8: email@example.com.
Monday, Dec. 9
The Sunman-Dearborn Middle School choral concert is Dec. 9, 6:30 p.m., East Central High SchoolPerforming Arts Center
The Batesville Primary School concert featuring first- and second-graders is Dec. 9, 7 p.m., Batesville High School gym.
Tuesday, Dec. 10
The St. Louis School concert featuring kindergartners through second-graders is Dec. 10, 7 p.m., activity center.
The Sunman-Dearborn Middle School band concert is Dec. 10, 7 p.m., East Central High School Performing Arts Center.
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.
Wednesday, Dec. 11
Kids can make holiday ornaments Dec. 11, 3-7 p.m., Brookville and Laurel libraries. Info: 765-647-4031 or 765-698-2582.
Batesville Toastmasters will meet Dec. 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, Dec. 11, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.
The Sunman-Dearborn Intermediate School concerts are Dec. 11, 6 p.m. for fifth-graders and 7 p.m. for sixth-graders, East Central High School Performing Arts Center.
Thursday, Dec. 12
A Winter Wonderland Christmas Party for toddlers through sixth-graders is Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m., Tyson Library, Versailles. RSVP: www.tysonlibrary.org or 812-689-5894.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Ladies Auxiliary will meet Dec. 12, 7 p.m.
A free holiday movie, “Thomas’ Magical Christmas” will be presented Dec. 12, 7 p.m., Gibson Theatre. Sponsored by Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library.