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Wednesday, Oct. 9
St. Louis Church is sponsoring a community blood drive Oct. 9, noon-5:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus hall. Come any time. No appointments taken. Info: Anita Brelage, 934-3095.
St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality card party, Oct. 9, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.
On Oct. 9, an Utopian Wildlife Program (family program) will be presented, 2 p.m. and Beginning Computer Class Series, 6 p.m., Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library. Info: 812-663-2826.
Batesville Toastmasters will meet Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. (old Taff Furniture building). Info: 934-3462.
Registration for Southeastern Indiana YMCA Fall II Session programs continues Oct. 9 for members and begins Oct. 10 for potential members. Programs begin Oct. 14. Info: www.siymca.org or 934-6006.
Thursday, Oct. 10
On Oct. 10, a make and take craft will be in the children’s room while supplies last and a fall break teen program for grades 6-12 – Spoons and Milkshakes! will be presented at 1 p.m., Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library. Info: 812-663-2826.
Batesville Memorial Public Library will host two free presentations by Joan Hostetler of Heritage Photo and Research Services Oct. 10: Researching Your Historic Home or Building, 2 p.m; and Care and Identification of Family Photographs, 6:30 p.m.
The Batesville Middle School PTSO Chili Supper Fundraiser is Oct. 24, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets purchased by Oct. 10: adults, $7 and kids under 10, $4; at the door: adults, $8 and kids, $5. Carryouts available. Info: 934-5175.
Tess Gerritsen, internationally-known writer of medical thrillers and suspense novels, will speak Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m., Schilling Center, 900 Mill St., Brookville, sponsored by the Franklin County Public Library District and Tri Kappa.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Ladies’ Auxiliary will meet Oct. 10, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 11
A Batesville K12 pasta dinner open to the public is Oct. 11, 5-7 p.m., Batesville Intermediate School cafeteria. Freewill donations. RSVPs appreciated: 812-216-8137.
The Franklin County Arts Council Oktoberfest Dinner and Dance is Oct. 11, Brookville Knights of Columbus hall. German meal, 6 p.m.; music by Squeezeplay, 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $15. Cash bar. Info: Patti Wilhelm, 765-309-1473.
Saturday, Oct. 12
The Batesville K12, a 12K race organized by the Batesville Community Education Foundation, is Oct. 12, 9 a.m., George-Main streets intersection. The entry fee is $30 for individuals and $45 for four-member relay teams. Info: http://batesvilleeducationfoundation.org or 812-216-8137.
The Jac-Cen-Del Craft Show, sponsored by the Osgood Lions Club, is Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Jac-Cen-Del Elementary School, Osgood. Crafts, bake sale, silent auction, lunch, treasure hunt. Proceeds help with community programs. Info: Mary Ann McCoy, 812-689-4131.
A Silent Auction, Soup Cook-off Dinner and Family Fun Night for Haiti is Oct. 12, St. Anthony’s Schad Hall, Morris. Dinner, 5 p.m. Bidding closes at 9 p.m. All proceeds go to help people of Haiti. Info: 812-614-1784.
The Oak Heritage Conservancy annual meeting is Oct. 19, The Butcher Shoppe Bar & Grill at Walhill Farm. Cash bar, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. Dr. Robert Mulford will discuss the establishment of the Bo Susnick–Ed Guljas Wildlife Management area on his farm. Cost: $30. RSVP by Oct. 12: www.oakheritageconservancy.org.
Sunday, Oct. 13
Batesville Knights of St. John are hosting a whole hog sausage and pancake breakfast Oct. 13, 7:30 a.m.-noon. Freewill offering. Info: Jim Hortemiller, 934-5267.
A chicken fry will be held Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunman American Legion. Freewill offering. Carryouts available.
The Sons of the American Legion are sponsoring a stillboard shoot Oct. 13, 11 a.m., Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271, 2899 E. Legion Road. Info: 934-2228.
Fear Factory is open Oct. 13, 1-3 p.m., for lights-on tours for children up to 10, RomWeber Marketplace (use east side Depot Street entrance between East Pearl and South streets). Cost: $5.
The Lt. Jacob Blasdel Family Reunion is Oct. 13, 1 p.m., Jody Blasdel’s home, Stateline Road, Bright. Fried chicken provided. Bring tableware and drinks for family and covered dish to share. Short meeting follows.
The Batesville Knights of Columbus will have a recruitment day Oct. 13, 1-6 p.m. Persons interested in joining can get information and ask questions.
Monday, Oct. 14
Men’s Night will be held Oct. 14, 7-8:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 15
Beginning Oct. 15, Rumpke will begin collecting garbage once a week. Residences and businesses north of State Road 46 East, East Pearl Street, West Pearl Street and County Line Road will have their garbage collected on Tuesdays, with the remainder of the city collected on Fridays. The collection of recyclables will remain as is. Info: 933-6100.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet Oct. 15, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg. Info: 765-629-2720.
A Wii Program for grades 1-5 will be presented Oct. 15, 2 p.m., Greenburg–Decatur County Public Library. Info: 812-663-2826.
A free beginners Birding 101 workshop is Oct. 15, 6 p.m., Versailles State Park Group Camp Recreation Hall.
Batesville Area Historical Society will meet Oct. 15, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: 934-2608.
Wednesday, Oct. 16
A Friends of Versailles State Park members-only hike is Oct. 16, 1 p.m. Bill Dallman will lead a tour of a seldom seen cemetery. Info: Ripley County Tourism Bureau, 812-689-7431.
Contemplative Prayer will be held Oct. 16, 3-4:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $5. Info: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
The Beginning Computer Class Series is Oct. 16, 6 p.m., Greenburg–Decatur County Public Library. Info: 812-663-2826.
Thursday, Oct. 17
On Oct. 17, youngsters can do a make and take craft in the children’s room, Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library. Info: 812-663-2826.
St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Osgood, is hosting a soup supper Oct. 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Freewill offering.
Friday, Oct. 18
A card party will take place Oct. 18, 1:30-4 p.m., St. Andrews Health Campus. Info: Kristin Rowland, 934-5090.