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Friday, Feb. 9
Feb. 9 at noon is the deadline for major party candidates for all local offices to file a declaration of candidacy in the county clerk's offices. The Franklin County Clerk's Office, 459 Main St., Brookville, is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Info: 765-647-5111, Ext. 3. Filing procedures for Ripley County are in the County Annex Election Room, which is located on the second floor at 115 N. Main St., Versailles, weekdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 812-689-4783.
The Feb. 9 Rural Alliance for the Arts annual art auction is sold out.
Batesville FFA members are selling fresh strawberries through Feb. 9. Cost: flat (eight quarts), $24; half flat (four quarts), $14; quart, $4. Info: FFA adviser Cassie Wallpe, 812-934-4384. Strawberries will be ready for pick-up the week of Feb. 26.
Fri.-Sun., Feb. 9-11
"Hostiles," rated R, will be screened Feb. 9, 7 p.m.; Feb. 10, 2 and 7 p.m.; and Feb. 11, 2 and 6 p.m., Gibson Theatre. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and children 12 and under.
Saturday, Feb. 10
The Backdoor Ministry of Faith Paper Goods Pantry, located at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 823 Franklin Ave., Brookville, which serves Franklin County residents, is open the second Saturday including Feb. 10, 10 a.m.-noon. Info: FCMABrookville@gmail.com or 765-647-6183.
The Works of Mercy Food Pantry, located at 273 Main St., Brookville, which serves Franklin County residents, is open the second Saturday including Feb. 10, 10 a.m.-noon. Info: Julie Franz, 513-544-3070.
A Cub Scout Pack 636 Food Drive benefitting the Batesville food pantry is Feb. 10. Persons who received fliers at their residences may place donations in bags by their front doors before 1 p.m. for Scouts to collect. Contributed items also may be brought to St. Mark Lutheran Church, 208 W. Pearl St., between 1-4 p.m.
Oldenburg Academy is partnering with Special Olympics athletes at New Horizons Rehabilitation and Batesville public schools to host a Special Olympics Champions Together unified basketball game Feb. 10, 7 p.m., OA gym. The program unites high school student athletes and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities to participate in athletics. Info: Lexi Brown, 812-934-4440.
Sunday, Feb. 11
On Feb. 11, the bluegrass band My Brother's Keeper will perform during the St. Peters United Church of Christ, Osgood, morning worship service, 10 a.m. A freewill offering pre-Valentine's Day brunch sponsored by the Men's Club is from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
The 30th annual Pro-Life Scotch Doubles Bowl and Spaghetti Dinner is Feb. 11. Bowling shifts are 12:30 and 2:30 p.m., East Bowl. Dinner starts at 4 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus Clubroom. Cost: $24 for two, covers bowling and dinner. Dinner only is a freewill offering, but RSVP with number attending. Families welcome. Tickets: 812-934-4054 or 812-934-2729. It is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus with proceeds going to area pro-life groups.
Monday, Feb. 12
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a dinner program for ages 18 and under Feb. 12, 5 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Oscar best picture nominee "Lady Bird," rated R, will be screened Feb. 12, 6 p.m., during the Gibson Theatre Film Festival. All tickets are $4.
Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Auxiliary will meet Feb. 12, 7 p.m., post home.
Mon.-Sat., Feb. 12-17
The Friends of the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a romance paperback sale Feb. 12-17. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Registration for Southeastern Indiana YMCA Spring I session classes runs Feb. 12-18 for members and Feb. 15-18 for potential members. Programs begin Feb. 19. Info: www.siymca.org or 812-934-6006.
Feb. 12-April 15
Registration for Southeastern Indiana YMCA Spring II session classes runs Feb. 12-April 15 for members and Feb. 15-April 15 for potential members. Programs begin April 16. Info: www.siymca.org or 812-934-6006.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
On Feb. 13, Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a make-and-take valentine craft, during open hours; and Knit Night, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Lunch & Learn: Combating the Opioid Crisis will be presented by Kim Linkel, Coalition for a Drug-Free Batesville director, Feb. 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20, includes lunch. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
Ripley County Democrats will meet Feb. 13, Osgood Grub Co. Dinner, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m.
A solo card party is Feb. 13, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John hall.
Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet Feb. 13, 7 p.m., post home.
Wednesday, Feb. 14
The St. Anne's Ladies Sodality Card Party is Feb. 14, 1-4 p.m., St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Morris.
The Hounds & Heroes Gala is Feb.17, 6-10 p.m., Third Place Event Center, 714 Main St., Brookville. The event, sponsored by Bear & Friends Animal Society, Brookville, includes guest speaker Sherry Woodard of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, Utah; dinner; cash bar; award presentations; silent and live auctions; and Prime Time Entertainment (a DJ). To purchase $50 tickets by Feb. 14: https://www.bearandfriends.net/event-registration-hounds-heroes or Dr. Michelle Roberts-Schneider, Michelle@bearandfriends.net or 765-238-0695. All proceeds go to rescue dogs that are trained to help citizens in five counties.
Thursday, Feb. 15
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Teen Tech Night – Scratch Programming, Makey Makey and Robotics Feb. 15, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
The Local Farmers Mutual Fire and Lightning Insurance Co. annual meeting is Feb. 15, 6 p.m., Osgood Town Hall.
Lenten Series: Experiencing the Gifts of Celtic Spirituality will be presented by Sister Barb Leonard Feb. 15 and 22 and March 1 and 8, 6:30-8 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $15 per session or $55 for all. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
Friday, Feb. 16
Eagle Fire Co., Oldenburg, will have a drive-thru fish fry Feb. 16, 4-7 p.m.
Fri.-Sun., Feb. 16-18
"Black Panther," rated PG-13, will be screened Feb. 16, 7 p.m.; Feb. 17, 2 and 7 p.m.; and Feb. 18, 2 and 6 p.m., Gibson Theatre. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and children 12 and under.
Saturday, Feb. 17
Walk With Me: A Journey into Mindfulness, facilitated by Jennifer Perry, OFC program coordinator, will be presented Feb. 17, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
Special Olympics Indiana hosts two fundraisers Feb. 17: Polar Climb 5K Run/3K Walk, 11 a.m.; Polar Plunge, 2 p.m., Versailles State Park, 1387 U.S. 50. Info and to register: www.soindiana-rod.org/polar-climb; www.soindiana-rod.org/polarplunge; Greg Townsend, Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn Counties coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-584-6861.
A smoked pork chop dinner will be held Feb. 17, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183. Carryouts available. Public welcome.
Sunday, Feb. 18
The Oldenburg Knights of St. John will host a breakfast Feb. 18, 7 a.m.-noon, Holy Family Church, Oldenburg, cafeteria. Freewill offering.
A euchre tournament will be held Feb. 18, 1 p.m., American Legion Post 452, New Alsace. Doors open at noon. Entry fee, $5. Cash payout to the four highest scores. Refreshments available. Info: 812-576-2955.
Monday, Feb. 19
The Ripley County Food Pantry, located in Building 16C, Ripley County Fairgrounds Park, Osgood, which serves Jackson, Johnson, Otter Creek, Center and Shelby townships, is open the third Monday including Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. Info: 812-689-4427 or 812-756-2560.
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a dinner program for ages 18 and under Feb. 19, 5 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Purdue Extension presents "Home Vegetable Gardens: For the Pleasure of Growing Your own Produce" on five Mondays: Feb. 19 and 26 and March 5, 12 and 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Franklin County Government Center, 1010 Franklin Ave., Room 203, Brookville. Participants also have the option to access the sessions from home via a high-speed internet connection. A brochure is available at http://bit.ly/2E3EkQw. Info and to register: Mary Rodenhuis, 765-647-3511 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, Feb. 20
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will show "Wonder" during New Release Movie Night Feb. 20, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Mayor Mike Bettice will present his second annual State of the City Address Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m., Batesville Middle School commons.
Wednesday, Feb. 21
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will present Pinterest Project of the Month Feb. 21, 1 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Thursday, Feb. 22
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will present Pinterest Project of the Month Feb. 22, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
The Batesville High School freshman class is selling buy-one-get-one cards to 30 local merchants for their fundraiser through Feb. 22. Proceeds will be used for their prom and graduation expenses. Info: Rosemary Moton, 934-4384, Ext. 3.
Friday, Feb. 23
Pottery & Beyond will be presented by Sister Ann Vonder Meulen Feb. 23; March 2, 9 and 23, 1:30-4:30 p.m. or 6-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Class size is limited to eight participants. Cost: $150. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
The movie "Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise" will be shown Feb. 23, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
Saturday, Feb. 24
The E6 Catholic Men’s Conference, hosted by All Saints Parish in association with the Batesville Deanery, is Feb. 24, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., East Central High School Performing Arts Center. Fees including lunch are $45 prior and $50 at the door. High school and college students 16-25 will pay $15 to participate and clergy and other religious are free, but must register. To register or download a form: www.e6catholicmensconference.com. Info: Father Jonathan Meyer, 812-576-4302.
The St. Louis Catholic School PTO will host a chicken dinner Feb. 24, 5-8 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus hall. Cost: adults, $10; kids, $5. Carryouts available. Cash bar, split the pot and pull tabs available.
Sunday, Feb. 25
Coffee Talk: The Basin and the Towel will be presented by Sister Rosie Miller Feb. 25, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
The Batesville Deanery Resource Center presents a Lenten Night of Worship featuring The Vigil Project Feb. 25, 7-9 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free; freewill donations will be accepted. Info: www.thevigilproject.com or Kara Tsuleff, 812-932-0789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Feb. 26
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a dinner program for ages 18 and under Feb. 26, 5 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Tuesday, Feb. 27
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library trustees will meet Feb. 27, 4 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Wednesday, Feb. 28
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 Feb. 28, 9:30 a.m., St. John's United Church of Christ, Huntersville. Info: Gail Miller, 812-216-7020.
The St. Anne's Ladies Sodality Card Party is Feb. 28, 1-4 p.m., St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Morris.
Thursday, March 1
The St. Louis Preschool Open House for new parents and students is March 1. It is located at 200 S. Walnut St. From 5-6 p.m., 3- and 4-year olds can visit, and from 6-7 p.m., 4- and 5-year olds can come. Info: 812-934-3310.
A Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 meeting is March 1, 7 p.m. Info: Paul Deal, 812-934-4195.
Applications for scholarships administered by the Ripley County Community Foundation are due March 1. For a listing of available scholarships with a description of each scholarship’s criteria, please see the Scholarship Brochure at http://rccfonline.org/scholarships-2/. Info: 812-933-1098 or email@example.com.