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Wednesday, Nov. 13
On Nov. 13, the Greensburg–Decatur County Public Library will host an eReader Petting Zoo. Info: 812-663-2826.
St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality card party, Nov. 13, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.
“Extending the Season for Vegetable Crops with Low Tunnels and More,” a free field day presented by the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, is Nov. 13, 2:30-6 p.m., Michaela Farm, 3127 State Road 229, Oldenburg. RSVPs appreciated: 765-647-3511 or email@example.com.
Batesville Toastmasters will meet Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. (old Taff Furniture building). Info: 934-3462.
Thursday, Nov. 14
Contemplative Prayer will be presented Nov. 14, 3-4:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $5. Info: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark McLane will discuss the art of writing and read selected passages from his novel, “The Impersonators,” Nov. 14, 4-6 p.m., Ivy Tech Community College.
On Nov. 14, the Greensburg–Decatur County Public Library will host a Pinterest Party, 6 p.m. Info: 812-663-2826.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Ladies Auxiliary will meet Nov. 14, 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 15
A card party will take place Nov. 15, 1:30-4 p.m., St. Andrews Health Campus. Info: Kristin Rowland, 934-5090.
To receive holiday gifts, a Ripley County person or family in need may complete an Angels of Giving application by Nov. 15 at the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service office, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. weekdays, Osgood fairgrounds. Applications also may be obtained by calling Shanna Joseph, 812-756-0958.
East Indiana Area Health Education Center, Batesville, will offer up to nine $1,000 grants to support the health work force in the nonprofit’s 14-county service area, which includes Ripley and Franklin. The application deadline is Nov. 15. Info: Rhonda Savage, Rhonda.email@example.com or 812-212-3210.
Fri.-Sat., Nov. 15-16
“Once Upon a Mattress” will be presented Nov. 15-16, 7 p.m., Oldenburg Academy auditorium. Cost: adults, $7; ages 18 and under, $5. Advance reserved seat tickets: 934-4440. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door on show nights.
Fri., Nov. 15, and Sun., Nov. 17
The Batesville High School Drama Club will present Charles Dickens’ ”A Christmas Carol” Nov. 15, 7 p.m., and Nov. 17, 2 p.m., auditorium. General admission tickets will be available at the door for $5.
Saturday, Nov. 16
Emily Ann Thompson and two other musicians will present folk and Celtic tunes during a free Batesville Memorial Public Library After Hours Concert Series show Nov. 16, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17
The Oldenburg Knights of St. John will host a breakfast Nov. 17, 7 a.m.-noon, Holy Family Church cafeteria, Oldenburg. Freewill offering. Partial proceeds benefit Tri-County Council for Special People.
Coffee Talk: Called to Celebrate our Place at the Table will be presented Nov. 17, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Sisters of St. Francis chapel, Oldenburg. Info: 933-6437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Batesville Area Ministerial Association Thanksgiving Community Service is Nov. 17, 7 p.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, Huntersville. Money and food offerings will be given to the BAMA food pantry.
Monday, Nov. 18
The Ripley County Food Pantry will give away food for the needy in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m., Ripley County Fairgrounds Building 16C, Osgood. One monthly visit per family.
A blood drive will be held Nov. 18, noon, Greensburg–Decatur County Public Library parking lot. Info: 812-663-2826.
Family Cares, a support group for family members of those with mental illness, meets Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.
The Southeastern Indiana Right to Life will meet Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Church of Christ, Jarvis Drive, Versailles.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Men’s Auxiliary will meet Nov. 18, 7 p.m.
The Ripley County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting is Nov. 21, 5 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner, South Ripley Elementary School cafeteria. Three awards, comedian, silent auction. Reservations at $25 needed by Nov. 18: 812-689-6654 or email@example.com.
The Southeastern Indiana YMCA Holiday 2013 session program registration begins Nov. 18 for members and Nov. 21 for potential members. Programs begin Nov. 25.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet Nov. 19, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg. Info: 765-629-2720.
The free one-hour Webinar “Osteoarthritis, Joint Stress and Injury Prevention in Livestock Production” can be viewed two ways Nov. 19: 3 p.m., Room 204, government center, 1010 Franklin Ave., Brookville. Info and special accommodations request: 765-647-3511 or firstname.lastname@example.org; online. To register online by Nov. 14: bit.ly/1dbiO7X.
The Batesville Intermediate School fourth-grade concert with the theme “Circus Circus” is Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m., Batesville High School auditorium.
Wednesday, Nov. 20
Batesville Quiltmakers will meet Nov. 20, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Batesville Christian Church. Info: Carlan Bischoff, 812-212-1180.
Batesville High School Financial Aid Night for seniors and their parents or guardians is Nov. 20, 5:30 p.m., auditorium.
Thursday, Nov. 21
The Secular Franciscans, a fraternity for lay people who want to follow the rule of life of St. Francis of Assisi, will meet Nov. 21, 6:30 p.m., Holy Family Church, Oldenburg, Father Rudolf Room.
Friday, Nov. 22
The Sunman Area Chamber of Commerce parade is Nov. 22, 6 p.m., from Meridian Street to American Legion. Holiday bazaar, 5-8 p.m., Legion, and activities throughout town. Visits with Santa, free trolley rides, petting zoo.
Saturday, Nov. 23
Vulnerability: Opening to the Sacred will be presented Nov. 23, 9-11:30 a.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20-$30. Info: 933-6437 or email@example.com.
The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade is Nov. 23, 1 p.m. Other festivities 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Village Square. Craft and food booths. Santa visit. Info: 934-3101.
A Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is Nov. 23, 6:30 p.m., gazebo near the Whitewater Canal State Historic Site, Metamora. Carols, stories, refreshments.
The Daughters of Isabella will have their Christmas dinner Monday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus hall. Cost: $12. RSVPs and payments due by Nov. 23: Bernie Meyer, 934-3659. Bring food pantry donations.
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