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Tuesday, Nov. 14

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 0813 will meet Nov. 14, 11 a.m., Elks Lodge, 223 E. 3rd St., Rushville.

The Franklin County Community Foundation is providing a free FAFSA workshop Nov. 14, 1-7 p.m., Franklin County High School. Info: 765-647-6810.

Area residents who are underinsured or do not have health insurance may get free hepatitis C and HIV testing Nov. 14, 5-7 p.m., Southeast Indiana Health Center, Batesville. Info: 812-932-4515.

On Nov. 14, the Greensburg-Decatur County Library will host Knit Night, 6 p.m. Info: 812-663-4455 or www.greensburglibrary.org.

Local crimes and trends will be shared by Ripley County Prosecutor Ric Hertel during a "State of the Streets" address Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. (complimentary appetizers, 6-6:30 p.m.), Big Four Cafe. Special recognition will be given to three law enforcement officers for their contributions to public safety. Info: 812-689-6331.

Ripley County Democrats will meet Nov. 14, Dramann's campground, 508 W. County Road 350 N., Osgood. For the 6 p.m. dinner, chili will be provided, and attendees should bring a side item to share. Meeting, 7 p.m.

The Batesville Farm-City Banquet is Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., Batesville Middle School Commons. Doors open at 6 p.m. Guest speaker Chip Perfect will talk about his growth from an agriculture educator to the successful owner of Perfect North Slopes. A limited number of $9 tickets will be available at the door. Info: Ed Krause, 812-934-2194; or Cassie Wallpe, 812-934-4384.

A solo card party is Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John hall.

Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet Nov. 14, 7 p.m., post home.

The Southeastern Indiana YMCA Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K/10K run/5K walk is Nov. 23, 8 a.m. Registration opens at 7:15 a.m. Cost is $16; kids 10 and under are free. Register by Nov. 14 and a T-shirt is included: Y Member Service Desk. Info: Jacob Garvin, 812-934-6006 or jgarvin@siymca.org.

Nov. 14-20

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes can be dropped off Nov. 14-17, 4-7 p.m.; Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-noon; Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; and Nov. 20, 8-10 a.m., St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 208 W. Pearl St., Batesville. The shoeboxes, filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items, will be shipped to impoverished children in more than 100 countries. To learn how to pack a shoebox, view gift suggestions and get Follow Your Box labels: samaritanspurse.org/occ.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

The Batesville Family Support Group of the National Alliance of Mental Illness will meet Nov. 15, 6:30-8 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. It is open to loved ones and family members of those living with mental illness.

A healing prayer service will be held Nov. 15, 7 p.m., St. John's United Church of Christ, Huntersville. Info: 812-934-4144.

Kim Carr will present a "How to Decorate Cookies" workshop Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Sunman Community Park Campbell Building. Info: Janice Hosmer, 812-654-2180 or jehosmer48@gmail.com.

Thursday, Nov. 16

Pregnant women are invited to attend free prenatal classes on the third Thursday of each month, including Nov. 16, 6 p.m., Children’s Health Care, Batesville. RSVPs appreciated: 933-6000.

On Nov. 16, the Greensburg-Decatur County Library will host the Pumpkin Pancakes and Waffles & Apple Cider Syrup teen program, 6 p.m. Info: 812-663-4455 or www.greensburglibrary.org.

The Greensburg Chautauqua is Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Greensburg Community High School. Speakers include Susan Bro, the mother of civil rights protester Heather Heyer, who was killed in Charlottesville, Virginia; Holocaust survivors Sonia Levitin and Marguerite Mishkin; Sam Maharin, Japanese-American internment camp survivor; actress Mary Badham, who appeared as Scout in “To Kill a Mockingbird”; and Capt. Jamiel Altaheri, the first Yemeni-American to attain the rank of captain at the New York Police Department. Tickets at $5 should be purchased in advance due to the expected crowd: Greensburg Community High School, Greensburg Public Library or at gchschautauqua.com.

Friday, Nov. 17

In partnership with Margaret Mary Health, free diabetes screenings are Nov. 17, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Ripley County Health Department in county annex, 102 W. First North St., Versailles. Participants are asked to fast for eight hours. However, morning medications may be taken with a sip of water. Appointments are required: 812-933-5583.

The Whitewater Canal Trail and Tri Kappa lasagna dinner is Nov. 17, seatings at 4, 5, 6 and 7 p.m., Third Place, 714 Main St., Brookville. To reserve $25 tickets: Mick Wilz or Shirley Lamb on Facebook or 513-295-4820.

Live music by Now & Then will be presented Nov. 17, 8 p.m.-midnight, Batesville Eagles. Public welcome. No cover charge.

Saturday, Nov. 18

The Batesville Winter Farmers' Market is Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-noon, RomWeber Marketplace. Shoppers should use the Eastern Avenue entrance.

Grieving Your Losses will be presented Nov. 18, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45-$65 includes lunch. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.

The sale of nearly 300 Longaberger baskets plus pottery items, which will benefit Holy Family Catholic Church, is Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., gym.

The annual Milan Christmas Craft Fair is Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Milan High School.

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Market is Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., RomWeber Marketplace. Entertainment; food and crafts for sale; kids' activities: visits with Santa (after 1 p.m. parade), face painting, crafts, viewing live reindeer. Free raffle tickets for chances to win 10 $50 chamber gift certificates that can be used at any of the 180-plus participating businesses will be given away. The drawing will be at 2:45 p.m., and persons must be present to win.

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade with the theme “Santa’s Christmas Village” is Nov. 18, 1 p.m. The route: south on Mulberry Street from Columbus Avenue, east on West Pearl Street, north on Main Street, east on Boehringer Street for half a block, south through Batesville Shopping Village, east on East Pearl Street, south on Park Avenue, west on George Street and north on Mulberry Street.

November Noel, sponsored by Main Street Brookville, is Nov. 18, 1-4 p.m., lot behind the courthouse. Santa Claus, horse-drawn carriage rides, crafts, games, live reindeer.

Pastor Tamara Keen will be installed Nov. 18, 3:30 p.m., Adams Lutheran Church.

The Brookville Knights of Columbus Council 1010 spaghetti supper is Nov. 18, 4:30-7:30 p.m., 333 Main St. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. All proceeds will benefit Gibault Children's Services.

Fried chicken or sandwiches will be served Nov. 18, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183. Cost: adults, $10; kids 12 and under, $8.

Sunday, Nov. 19

The Oldenburg Knights of St. John will host a breakfast Nov. 19, 7 a.m.-noon, Holy Family Church cafeteria, Oldenburg. Freewill offering.

The Sunman Area Life Squad Whole Hog Sausage Pancake Breakfast is Nov. 19, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunman Elementary School cafeteria. Freewill donations. Info: 812-623-2763.

A euchre tournament will be held Nov. 19, 1 p.m., American Legion Post 452, New Alsace. Doors open at noon. Cost: $5. Cash payout to four highest scorers. Info: 812-576-2955.

Monday, Nov. 20

Ripley County Food Pantry, Building 16C, Ripley County Fairgrounds Park, Osgood, is open Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. to persons in Jackson, Johnson, Otter Creek, Center and Shelby townships. Info: 812-689-4427 or 812-756-2560.

On Nov. 20, the Greensburg-Decatur County Library will host a dinner program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m. Info: 812-663-4455 or www.greensburglibrary.org.

Tuesday, Nov. 21

On Nov. 21, the Greensburg-Decatur County Library will host a make-and-take Thanksgiving craft, all day; and Anime Club teen program, 6 p.m. Info: 812-663-4455 or www.greensburglibrary.org.

Vietnam War veterans will be recognized Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m., Milan American Legion Hall, 318 E. Indian Trail, by Daughters of the American Revolution Ross’ Run Chapter. All veterans will be recognized for their service and special Vietnam War Veteran Recognition Pins and commemorative proclamations will be presented to those who are Vietnam veterans. Info: Regent Judy Kappes, 812-689-5153 or 413-509-7997.

Wednesday, Nov. 22

Batesville Quiltmakers, a group that provides an opportunity for members to meet with other quilters to share ideas, learn new techniques and find inspiration, meets the fourth Wednesday, including Nov. 22, 9:30 a.m., St. John's United Church of Christ, Huntersville. At each meeting, there is a guest speaker, demonstration, workshop and/or social event.

CRB will perform Nov. 22, 8 p.m.-midnight, Batesville Eagles. Public welcome. No cover charge.

Thursday, Nov. 23

The Southeastern Indiana YMCA Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K/10K run/5K walk is Nov. 23, 8 a.m. Registration opens at 7:15 a.m. Cost is $16; kids 10 and under are free. Info: Jacob Garvin, 812-934-6006 or jgarvin@siymca.org.

Monday, Nov. 27

Ripley County Food Pantry, Building 16C, Ripley County Fairgrounds Park, Osgood, is open Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. to persons in Jackson, Johnson, Otter Creek, Center and Shelby townships. Info: 812-689-4427 or 812-756-2560.

Batesville Middle School eighth-graders are selling $10 gift certificates to 15 local restaurants in order to help fund the class trip to Washington, D.C. To order: contact any eighth-grader or stop by the BMS office by Nov. 27. Info: 812-934-5175.

On Nov. 27, the Greensburg-Decatur County Library will host a dinner program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m.; and fall sensory play time, 5:30 p.m. Info: 812-663-4455 or www.greensburglibrary.org.

Tuesday, Nov. 28

On Nov. 28, the Greensburg-Decatur County Library will host fall sensory play time, 10 a.m.; library board of trustees meeting, 4 p.m.; and New Release Tuesday – "The Glass Castle," 6 p.m. Info: 812-663-4455 or www.greensburglibrary.org.

Lunch & Learn: Life of the Coffee Bean will be presented Nov. 28, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $15 includes lunch. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.

Wednesday, Nov. 29

The St. Anne’s Ladies Society Card Party is Nov. 29, 1 p.m., St. Anthony’s Catholic Church lower hall, Morris.

Persons interested in improving speaking and leadership skills are invited to attend Batesville Toastmaster meetings the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, including Nov. 29, 5:30 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: Christopher Aune, 812-363-3304.

Friday, Dec. 1

The Batesville Beautification League will meet Dec. 1, noon, The Sherman. Info: Clara Goble, 812-934-3723.

Ripley County Community Foundation Small Grant applications are due Dec. 1, 4 p.m. Nonprofit organizations serving Ripley County are eligible to apply for amounts up to $500. Info: rccfonline.org or 812-933-1098.

Craig Quick will perform a unique blend of acoustic music covering country, rock and pop tunes Dec. 1, 7 p.m., at Amack's Well First Friday Music event.

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