Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

January 30, 2013

Activities as of Jan. 30


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BATESVILLE — Please submit news for Activities to diane.raver @batesvilleheraldtribune.com. Submissions may also be made in person, by fax at 812-934-6406 or by mail at 475 N. Huntersville Road, Batesville, IN 47006. E-mail is preferred.



Saturday, Feb. 2

Park Hike

The four-mile public First Saturday Fitness Hike sponsored by Friends of Versailles State Park is Feb. 2, 9 a.m., park swimming pool parking lot. To RSVP: 812-689-7431.

OFC Program

Mindfulness will be presented Feb. 2, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45 includes lunch. Info and reservations: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.



Sunday, Feb. 3

Stillboard/Trap Shoot

The Oldenburg Knights of St. John stillboard and trap shoot is Feb. 3, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg.  Prizes: meat and money. Partial proceeds benefit Tri-County Council for Special People.

Stillboard Shoot

The Batesville Sons of the American Legion stillboard shoot is Feb. 3, 11 a.m., Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271.

Dinner/Soup Contest

The Delaware United Methodist Men’s Group Soup-er Bowl Dinner and Homemade Soup Contest is Feb. 3, noon, Delaware Fire House. Doors open, 11 a.m. Soups for contest must arrive by 11:45 a.m. Freewill offering. Proceeds support Fishes and Loaves Community Food Pantry.

Cross Eyed Riders

The Christian Motorcyclists Cross Eyed Riders No. 752 will meet Feb. 3, Hog Rock Cafe, 101 E. Carr St., Milan. Food and fellowship, 1 p.m.; meeting, 2 p.m. Info: 513-218-9707.



Monday, Feb. 4

Blood Drive

A community blood drive is Feb. 4, 1-6:30 p.m., St. Maurice Parish Activity Center. Info or to schedule appointment: www.hoxworth.org/groups/napoleon or Arlene Gehl, 812-852-4394.

D of I

The Daughters of Isabella will meet Feb. 4, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus hall. Wear red or pink for Valentine’s Day. New members welcome.

Producer Seminar RSVP Deadline

The Food and Growers Association Producer Seminar “Growing in Challenging Conditions: What You Can Do” is Feb. 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (registration at 8:30 a.m.), Batesville Intermediate School cafeteria. Cost includes lunch: $20, plus $10 for additional family member. An optional workshop on water storage systems from 2:30-3:30 p.m. is $10 more. To RSVP by Feb. 4: Kathy Cooley, 934-6677.



Mon.-Tue., Feb. 4-12

Book Drive

The Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library are having a book drive Feb. 4-12 for its used book sale in March. Donations of gently-used books, books on tape, CDs and videos can be dropped off at the Southeastern Indiana YMCA or in the library lobby.



Tuesday, Feb. 5

GED Classes

The Batesville Memorial Public Library will be a site for free GED preparation classes Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. starting Feb. 5. Info: 855-591-7849.

NAMI

The National Alliance on Mental Illness will host Vera Crowl Feb. 5, 7 p.m., Richmond State Hospital CTC Building. She will talk about struggles with alcohol and drug addiction and recovery. Free. Info: 765-966-4094.

Knights of St. John

The Batesville Knights of St. John Commandery No. 243 will meet at the Knights home Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m. 2013 membership dues payable then.



Wednesday, Feb. 6

Toastmasters

Batesville Toastmasters meetings, which are open to the public, are held every other Wednesday, including Feb. 6, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.

Auxiliary Meeting

The St. Louis/Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary will meet at the Knights home Feb. 6, 1 p.m. Please note the change of time. Info: Katy Hortemiller, 934-5267.

La Leche League

La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, will meet Feb. 6, 5-6 p.m., Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, Sunman. Expectant and breast-feeding moms welcome. Info: 812-654-2593.

Friends of the BMPL

The Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library will meet Feb. 6, 7 p.m., BMPL meeting room. The March 7-10 book sale will be discussed.

RAA Committee Meeting

The Rural Alliance for the Arts Art Etc. Auction fundraising committee meeting is Feb. 6, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Volunteers needed. Info: Mary Ellen Rippe, 513-519-9936.

Red Hat Deadline

The Red Hat Belles of Batesville will meet Feb. 12, noon, LaRosa’s. Please note change of date for this month. Reservations due by Feb. 6: Eleen Weisenbach, 934-3484.



Friday, Feb. 8

After Hours Concert

As part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library’s After Hours Concert Series, The Ron Jones Quartet will perform Feb. 8, 7 p.m., BMPL. Free admission. Info: www.ebatesville.com/library/after.html or 934-4706.



Saturday, Feb. 9

OFC Program

Oldenburg Franciscan Center will host Introduction to Spiritual Direction,  Feb. 9, 10-11:30 a.m., freewill donation; and St. Valen-tine’s Dinner: Praying our Days, Linked in Prayer, 4:30-8:30 p.m., $60 per couple. Reserva-tions: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.

“My Fatal Valentine”

The Franklin County High School Drama Club presents “My Fatal Valentine,” a murder mystery, Feb. 9, 6 p.m., Schilling Center, 900 Mill St., Brookville. RSVP for $20 tickets, which include catered meals: 765-647-4101, Ext. 1745.

Mardi Gras Dance

St. John the Baptist Church, Dover, is having a Mardi Gras Dance featuring the Exit 156 Band Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Bring-your-own beverages and appetizers. Casual attire, but wear your best Mardi Gras mask and bring a nonperishable item for the North Dearborn Food Pantry. Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Info and tickets: 812-576-2197.



Sunday, Feb. 10

Sweetheart Breakfast

A Ladies Auxiliary No. 11 sweetheart breakfast is Feb. 10, 7:30 a.m.-noon, Batesville Knights of St. John home. Freewill offering.

Valentine Breakfast

A St. Nicholas Ladies’ Sodality valentine breakfast is Feb. 10, 7:30 a.m.-noon, parish hall, Sunman. Freewill offering.

Stillboard/Trap Shoot

St. Anne’s Catholic Church is sponsoring a trap and stillboard shoot Feb. 10, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg.

Pro-Life Bowl

The Batesville Knights of Columbus Pro-Life Scotch Doubles Bowl and Spaghetti Dinner is Feb. 10. Bowling shifts, 1 and 3 p.m., East Bowl. Dinner starts 4 p.m., clubroom. Cost: $24 for two. Dinner only, freewill offering. Proceeds go to area pro-life groups. RSVP: 934-4054.

Fashion Show

To promote awareness of women’s heart health, the East Central Family, Career and Community Leaders of America will host a Go Red for Women Fashion Show Feb. 10, 2 p.m., performing arts center. Freewill offering refreshments. Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association.



Monday, Feb. 11

GED Classes

The Osgood Public Library will be a site for free GED preparation classes Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. starting Feb. 11. Info: 855-591-7849.

OFC Program

Men’s Night will be presented Feb. 11, 7-8:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Reser-vations: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.



Feb. 11-18

YMCA Registration

The Southeastern Indiana YMCA Winter II  session program registration begins Feb. 11 for members and Feb. 14 for potential members. Programs begin Feb. 18. Info: www.siymca.org or 934-6006.



Tuesday, Feb. 12

Dinner RSVP Deadline

The Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District Meeting and Dinner is Feb. 20, 6 p.m., Franklin County High School cafeteria. Tickets are $8.   To RSVP by Feb. 12: Chris Fox, 765-647-2651, Ext. 3.

Candymaking Class

Local gourmet Jackie Rayichen will demonstrate chocolate candymaking skills Feb. 12, 6 p.m., Tyson Library, 325 W. Tyson St., Versailles. To RSVP: 812-689-5894 or www.tysonlibrary.org.  

Solo Card Party

The Knights of St. John, Batesville, solo card party is Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m.



Wednesday, Feb. 13

Card Party

The St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality card party is  Feb. 13, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.

OFC Program

Contemplative Prayer will be presented Feb. 13, 3-4:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $5. Reservations: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.

Fish Fry

The St. Louis School seventh-grade class fish fry is Feb. 13, 4-7:30 p.m., school cafeteria. Freewill offering. Carryouts available. Proceeds go toward the Class of 2014 eighth-grade trip.



Feb. 14-28

Freshmen Fundraiser

The Batesville High School freshmen class will be selling Buy One Get One Free cards Feb. 14-28. Cost: $5. Proceeds will be used for the class’ spring 2015 prom and graduation expenses. Info: Rosemary Moton, 934-4384, Ext. 12130.



Friday, Feb. 15

Fish Fry

The Eagle Fire Co., Oldenburg, annual fish fry is Feb. 15, 4-7 p.m., Holy Family Church cafeteria. Cost: adults, $10; kids 12 and under, $5.



Saturday, Feb. 16

OFC Program

“From the Farm to Your Table” will be presented Feb. 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20 includes Michaela Farm tour. Reservations: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.

Chicken Dinner

The Batesville Knights of Columbus chicken dinner is Feb. 16, 5-8 p.m. Carryouts available. Proceeds go to American Legion baseball team.



Sunday, Feb. 17

Breakfast

The Oldenburg Knights of St. John will host a breakfast Feb. 17, 7 a.m.-noon, Holy Family Church cafeteria, Oldenburg. Freewill offering. Partial proceeds benefit the Tri-County Council for Special People.

Coffee Talk

“Coffee Talk: All is Sacred” will be presented Feb. 17, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Academy dining room. Cost: Freewill offering. Reservations: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.

Stillboard/Trap Shoot

The Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Men’s Auxiliary will have a stillboard and trap shoot Feb. 17, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Prizes: meat and money.



Monday, Feb. 18

Healthy-Heart Dinner RSVP Deadline

The Margaret Mary Community Hospital healthy-heart dinner is  Feb. 21, 5 p.m., Sherman House. Cincinnati cardiologist Dr. Thomas Broderick will provide information on cardiovascular disease and treatment. $5 cost. Reservations required by Feb. 18: www.mmch.org or 933-5257.



Tuesday, Feb. 19

NARFE

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meets the third Tuesday, including Feb. 19, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg. Info: 765-629-2720.

BAHS Meeting

The Batesville Area Historical Society will meet Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.



Wednesday, Feb. 20

Toastmasters

Batesville Toastmasters meetings, open to the public, are every other Wednesday, including Feb. 20, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.



Thursday, Feb. 21

OFC Program

“Lenten Series: The Prophets” will be presented on four Thursdays beginning Feb. 21, 7-8:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $15 per session. Reserva-tions: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.



Saturday, Feb. 23

OFC Program

“How to Raise Backyard Chickens” will be presented Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45 includes lunch. Reservations: 933-6437 or center@oldenburgosf.com.

Bridal Expo

The Sunman Bridal Expo is Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunman American Legion. Free admission. Info: Lisa Haessig, 934-2585.

Tie Dye Workshop

A Tie Dye Workshop for children in grades K-6 is Feb. 23, 11 a.m., Tyson Library, 325 W. Tyson St., Versailles. To RSVP: 812-689-5894 or www.tysonlibrary.org.

Chicken Dinner

The Batesville Knights of Columbus chicken dinner is Feb. 23, 5-8 p.m. Carryouts available. Proceeds go to St. Louis Mission Team.



Sunday, Feb. 24

Stillboard/Trap Shoot

The Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Men’s Auxiliary will have a stillboard and trap shoot Feb. 24, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Prizes: meat and money.



Monday, Feb. 25

K of C Degree

The Batesville Knights of Columbus First Degree initiation is Feb. 25, 7 p.m. Candidates should be at the hall by 6:30 p.m. Info: 933-9046.

NAMI

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southeastern Indiana and Lawrenceburg Public Library are co-sponsoring a free program, “Planning for the Future of People with Mental Illness,” Feb. 25, 7 p.m., library’s Ewbank Room, 150 Mary St., Lawrenceburg. Info: 513-478-0457.



Wednesday, Feb. 27

Quiltmakers

Batesville Quiltmakers will meet Feb. 27, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: Carlan Bischoff, 932-5050.



Thursday, Feb. 28

Library Program

Batesville Memorial Public Library will present The Serious O’ Sillies Co. and “The Show Must go On” Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Free.



Friday, March 1

Food Giveaway

A Ripley County Food Pantry large food giveaway is March 1, 11 a.m. until the food runs out, Osgood fairgrounds. Persons in need who live in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships are eligible.

Beautification League

Batesville Beautification League  meets the first Friday, including March 1, noon, Sherman House. New members welcome. Info: Judy Schath, 934-3234.

Grant Application Deadline

Stayin’ Alive grant applications for projects and programs that aim to reduce Franklin County substance abuse problems are due by noon March 1. Info: www.stayinalive24.org or 765-647-7272.

Grant Application Deadline

Any organization applying for grant funding in the Arts Project Support/Mini Grants and Arts Organization Support categories must submit an electronic application to the Indiana Arts Commission by March 1. Info: www.artsincolumbus.org or Jeff Kuehl, 812-376-2535.



Sunday, March 3

Breakfast

St. Joseph American Legion Post 464, St. Leon, will hold an all-you-can-eat whole hog sausage breakfast March 3, 7 a.m.-noon. Freewill offering.

Cross Eyed Riders

The Christian Motorcyclists Cross Eyed Riders No. 752 will meet March 3, Hog Rock Cafe, 101 E. Carr St., Milan. Food and fellowship, 1 p.m.; meeting, 2 p.m. Info: 513-218-9707.



Wed., March 6

Toastmasters

Batesville Toastmasters meetings, open to the public, are held every other Wednesday, including March 6, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.

La Leche League

La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, will meet March 6, 5-6 p.m., Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, Sunman. Expectant and breast-feeding moms welcome. Info: 812-654-2593.



Friday, March 8

After Hours Concert

As part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library’s After Hours Concert Series, Batesville High School’s Sport Coat Jazz Explosion and Batesville Steel will perform March 8, 7 p.m., Batesville Middle School Commons. Free admission. Info: www.ebatesville.com/library/after.html or 934-4706.



Tuesday, March 12

Civilian Conservation Corps

Author Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps March 12, noon, Tyson Library, 325 W. Tyson St., Versailles.  He will read excerpts from his novel and play original songs on guitar. Guests are invited to bring lunches. Drinks will be provided.

Chad Varga Speaks

Former pro basketball player Chad Varga, Atlanta, will speak about overcoming adversity March 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Batesville High School auditorium, in a program sponsored by Choices Program, Margaret Mary Community Hospital and Stayin’ Alive.



Wed., March 13

Card Party

The St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality card party is  March 13, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.



Tuesday, March 19

NARFE

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meets the third Tuesday, including March 19, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg. Info: 765-629-2720.



Wed., March 20

Toastmasters

Batesville Toastmasters meetings, open to the public, are every other Wednesday, including March 20, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.



Sunday, March 24

Stillboard/Trap Shoot

The Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Men’s Auxiliary will have a stillboard and trap shoot March 24, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Prizes: meat and money.



March 26-30

Quiltmakers

Batesville Quiltmakers will meet for Sew Days March 26-28, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; March 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.;  and March 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: Carlan Bischoff, 932-5050.



Wed., April 3

Toastmasters

Batesville Toastmasters meetings, open to the public, are every other Wednesday, including April 3, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.

La Leche League

La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, will meet April 3, 5-6 p.m., Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, Sunman. Expectant and breast-feeding moms welcome. Info: 812-654-2593.



Friday, April 5

Food Giveaway

A Ripley County Food Pantry large food giveaway is April 5, 11 a.m. until the food runs out, Osgood fairgrounds. Persons in need who live in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships are eligible.

Beautification League

Batesville Beautification League  meets the first Friday, including April 5, noon, Sherman House. New members welcome. Info: Judy Schath, 934-3234.



Sunday, April 7

Cross Eyed Riders

The Christian Motorcyclists Cross Eyed Riders No. 752 will meet April 7, Hog Rock Cafe, 101 E. Carr St., Milan. Food and fellowship, 1 p.m.; meeting, 2 p.m. Info: 513-218-9707.



Wed., April 10

Card Party

The St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality card party is  April 10, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.



Tuesday, Apr. 16

NARFE

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meets the third Tuesday, including April 16, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg. Info: 765-629-2720.

BAHS Meeting

The Batesville Area Historical Society will meet April 16, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.



Wed., April 17

Toastmasters

Batesville Toastmasters meetings, open to the public, are every other Wednesday, including April 17, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.



Saturday, April 20

After Hours Concert

As part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library’s After Hours Concert Series, Planet D Nonet will perform April 20, 7 p.m., BMPL. Free admission. Info: www.ebatesville.com/library/after.html or 934-4706.



Wednesday, April 24

Quiltmakers

Batesville Quiltmakers will meet April 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: Carlan Bischoff, 932-5050.



Wednesday, May 1

Toastmasters

Batesville Toastmasters meetings, open to the public, are every other Wednesday, including May 1, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.

La Leche League

La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, will meet May 1, 5-6 p.m., Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, Sunman. Expectant and breast-feeding moms welcome. Info: 812-654-2593.



Friday, May 3

Food Giveaway

A Ripley County Food Pantry large food giveaway is May 3, 11 a.m. until the food runs out, Osgood fairgrounds. Persons in need who live in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships are eligible.

Beautification League

Batesville Beautification League  meets the first Friday, including May 3, noon, Sherman House. New members welcome. Info: Judy Schath, 934-3234.



Sunday, May 5

Cross Eyed Riders

The Christian Motorcyclists Cross Eyed Riders No. 752 will meet May 5, Hog Rock Cafe, 101 E. Carr St., Milan. Food and fellowship, 1 p.m.; meeting, 2 p.m. Info: 513-218-9707.



Wednesday, May 8

Card Party

The St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality card party is  May 8, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.



Wednesday, May 15

Toastmasters

Batesville Toastmasters meetings, wopen to the public, are every other Wednesday, including May 15, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.



Saturday, May 18

After Hours Concert

As part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library’s After Hours Concert Series, Yayoi and New Brazil will perform May 18, 7 p.m., BMPL. Free admission. Info: www.ebatesville.com/library/after.html or 934-4706.



Tuesday, May 21

NARFE

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meets the third Tuesday, including May 21, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg. Info: 765-629-2720.



Wednesday, May 22

Quiltmakers

Batesville Quiltmakers will meet May 22, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: Carlan Bischoff, 932-5050.



Wednesday, May 29

Toastmasters

Batesville Toastmasters meetings, open to the public, are every other Wednesday, including May 29, noon-1 p.m. Info: 934-3462.



Sunday, June 2

Cross Eyed Riders

The Christian Motorcyclists Cross Eyed Riders No. 752 will meet June 2, Hog Rock Cafe, 101 E. Carr St., Milan. Food and fellowship, 1 p.m.; meeting, 2 p.m. Info: 513-218-9707.



Wed., June 5

La Leche League

La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, will meet June 5, 5-6 p.m., Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, Sunman. Expectant and breast-feeding moms welcome. Info: 812-654-2593.



Friday, June 7

Food Giveaway

A Ripley County Food Pantry large food giveaway is June 7, 11 a.m. until the food runs out, Osgood fairgrounds. Persons in need who live in Laughery, Center, Jackson, Johnson and Otter Creek townships are eligible.

Beautification League

Batesville Beautification League  meets the first Friday, including June 7, noon, Sherman House. New members welcome. Info: Judy Schath, 934-3234.



Wednesday, June 12

Card Party

The St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality card party is  June 12, 1-4:30 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.



Tuesday, June 18

NARFE

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association meets the third Tuesday, including June 18, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Steakhouse, Greensburg. Info: 765-629-2720.

BAHS Meeting

The Batesville Area Historical Society will meet June 18, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.



Wednesday, June 26

Quiltmakers

Batesville Quiltmakers will meet June 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: Carlan Bischoff, 932-5050.









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