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Saturday, Jan. 25
A blood drive, sponsored by Hoxworth Blood Center, will be held Jan. 25, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sunman American Legion hall. Info or to schedule appointment: Roger Lang, 812-623-3685 or www.hoxworth.org/groups/sunman. Walk-ins welcome.
Psychology: Fear & Moving Forward will be presented Jan. 25, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45-$65, includes lunch. RSVP: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Knights of Columbus Council 1461 Free Throw Contest is Jan. 25, noon, St. Louis Activity Center. Entry forms are available at area schools.
A free “Using Energy Prudently” workshop for congregations sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis and Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light will be held Jan. 25, from 2-5 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Info: Anne McLaughlin, 317-654-1524 or email@example.com.
The Red Hot Whiskey Sippers will perform Jan. 25, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Free. This is part of the BMPL After Hours Concert Series. Info: 934-4706 or www.ebatesville.com/after.
Sat.-Sun., Jan. 25-26
Holy Family Catholic Church will have a turtle soup sale Jan. 25, Village Store, Oldenburg; and in church Jan. 25 after 5:30 p.m. Mass and Jan. 26 after 8 a.m. Mass (if still available). All proceeds go to Religious education programs.
Sunday, Jan. 26
The Oldenburg Knights of St. John will host a breakfast Jan. 26, 7 a.m.-noon, Holy Family Church cafeteria, Oldenburg. Freewill offering. Partial proceeds benefit the Tri-County Council for Special People.
The Batesville Knights of Columbus will host a 1st Degree Initiation Jan. 26, 10 a.m. Candidates should arrive by 9:30 a.m. for registration. Info: Scot Harmeyer, 933-9046.
Coffee Talk: Anger, Guilt & Images of God will be presented Jan. 26, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A stillboard and trap shoot will be held Jan. 26, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Meat and money shoots.
The Evangelical Union Cemetery Association annual meeting is Jan. 26, 11:30 a.m., St. John Lutheran Church, Hubbles Corner.
Monday, Jan. 27
An American Red Cross blood drive is Jan. 27, 1-6 p.m., bus in Southeastern Indiana YMCA parking lot. Donors will receive a free YMCA day pass.
Tuesday, Jan. 28
A Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana distribution is Jan. 28, 4-6 p.m., parking lot behind the Schilling Center, Brookville. Please bring bags or boxes. To volunteer: Ken Brown, 765-698-7714.
On Jan. 28, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a library board meeting (open to the public), 4 p.m.; and a Microsoft Excel II computer class, 6 p.m. Info and to register: 812-663-2826.
The St. Louis School sixth grade will host Italian Night Jan. 28, 4:30-7 p.m. at the school. Freewill offering. Proceeds go toward their eighth-grade trip.
Wednesday, Jan. 29
The Batesville Memorial Public Library trustees will meet Jan. 29, 5 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 31
The Batesville Community Education Foundation Tip-off Chili Dinner is Jan. 31, 5-7:30 p.m., Batesville High School cafeteria.
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a Teen Girls’ Spa Night for grades 6-12, 6-9:30 p.m. Info and to register: 812-663-2826.
Sunman Elementary School full-day kindergarten registrations for the 2014-15 school year will be accepted during January. Children must be 5 by Aug. 1 to enroll. A certified, county-issued birth certificate and current immunization records (even if not yet complete) are required. Registration forms: ses.sunmandearborn.k12.in.us under the “Info” tab. Info: Chris Richter, 812-623-2235, Ext. 15903.
Jan. 31-Feb. 1
The East Central High School Senior Drama Club will present “1984” by George Orwell Jan. 31, 7 p.m., and Feb. 1, 2 and 7 p.m., Performing Arts Center.
Saturday, Feb. 1
Batesville Youth Baseball sign ups are Feb. 1 and 22, 9 a.m.-noon, Southeastern Indiana YMCA. Online registration is also open until March 1 without a late fee at www.batesvillebaberuth.com.
All Saints Parish and School will present Night in Italy lasagna dinner Feb. 1, St. Paul Gym, New Alsace. Doors open 5 p.m. Cost: adults, $15; ages 6-12, $8; ages 5 and under, free. Advance tickets: 812-623-2631 or email@example.com. Tickets also available at the door.
Sunday, Feb. 2
A breakfast sponsored by Oldenburg Academy Students in Sports will be held Feb. 2, 7:30-11 a.m., St. Louis School cafeteria. Freewill offering.
The Sons of the American Legion are sponsoring a stillboard shoot Feb. 2, 11 a.m., Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271. Info: 934-2228.
Monday, Feb. 3
The Batesville Casket Co. Retirees Party is Feb. 3, 11:30 a.m. lunch, Osgood Grub Co. Info: Mary Demaree, 812-614-0901.
St. Maurice Catholic Church, Napoleon, is sponsoring a community blood drive Feb. 3, 1-6:30 p.m., parish activity center. Info and appointments: Arlene Gehl, 812-852-4394 or www.hoxworth.org/groups/napoleon.
The Daughters of Isabella All Saints Circle 1384 will meet Feb. 3, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus.
The Tyson Library’s, Versailles, grades K-6 independent reading program starts Feb. 3. Pick up reading logs to record progress for prizes. Logs due April 14. Info: 812-689-5894 or www.tysonlibrary.org.
The Food and Growers Association Eighth Annual Grower/Producer Conference, “Small Farm Enterprises = Big Opportunities,” is Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Batesville Intermediate School. Cost: $20. A post-seminar workshop on backyard poultry, 2:30-3:30 p.m., can be attended for an additional $10. RSVP by Feb. 3: Deanna Hookway, 812-212-5432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 4
Batesville Knights of St. John No. 243 will meet Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., Knights home.
Wednesday, Feb. 5
The Columbus Star Quilters’ Guild will meet Feb. 5, 9:30 a.m., Masonic Lodge, 4131 Rocky Ford Road. Bring a show and tell to share.
Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library will meet Feb. 5, 7 p.m.
The St. Louis Ladies Auxiliary No. 11 will meet Feb. 5, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John home. The $11 dues are payable to St. Louis Ladies Auxiliary and can be mailed to Anna Mae Nobbe, 82 Village Road, Batesville, IN 47006. Info: Katy Hortemiller, 934-5267.
Thursday, Feb. 6
A Franklin County Humane Society orientation meeting for volunteers is Feb. 6, 7 p.m., headquarters, 107 High St., Brookville. Info: 765-647-1444, FranklinCountyHumane@gmail.com or http://members.petfinder.com/~IN19/index.html.
Friday, Feb. 7
The Ripley County Mobile Food Pantry will give away food for the needy in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships Feb. 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ripley County Fairgrounds Building 16C, Osgood.
Feb. 7, noon, is the deadline for candidates to file for candidacy for the May 6 primary. Info: Ripley County Clerk’s Office, Versailles, 812-689-6115 (hours are weekdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.); Franklin County Clerk’s Office, Brookville, 765-647-5111, Ext. 3 (hours are weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.).
The Batesville Beautification League will meet Feb. 7, noon, Sherman House. Info: Clara Goble, 934-3723.
The movie “The Light in Her Eyes” will be presented Feb. 7, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
The Christian Motorcycle Association Cross Eyed Riders will meet Feb. 7, 7 p.m., The Gathering Place, Bright. Info: Crosseyedrider@aol.com or 513-218-9707.
The Red Hat Belles of Batesville will meet for lunch Feb. 12, LaRosa’s. RSVPs by Feb. 7: Eleen Weisenbach, 934-3484.