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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

The Beginning Computer Class Series is Oct. 16, 6 p.m., Greenburg–Decatur County Public Library. Info: 812-663-2826.

A free seminar called “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Plate?” presented by Ripley County Extension Homemakers is Oct. 17, 6:45 p.m., Sherman House. Batesville attorney Doug Wilson will offer information about wills, living wills, trusts, revocable trusts, estate planning aspects and new laws. RSVPs needed by Oct. 16 to provide materials and seating: Ripley County extension office, 812-689-6511.

Oct. 16-25

Batesville Music Boosters are sponsoring a Celebrating Home fundraiser through Oct. 25. Proceeds help Batesville High School band and Batesville Singers members raise funds for a trip to Walt Disney World in 2014. To place an order, contact student members or

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.

Brookville Third Friday is Oct. 18, 5-8:30 p.m., Main Street. Music, pet parade, art activities, restaurant specials. A free outdoor Family Movie Night is at 8 p.m., 10052 U.S. 52.

Richmond Art Museum director Shaun Dingwerth will present a program on his new book Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Brookville Library, as part of an Indiana Plein Air Artists weekend in Franklin County.

Fri.-Sat., Oct. 18-19

Fear Factory is open Oct. 18-19, 7-10 p.m., $5; and special midnight tour Oct. 18, $10, RomWeber Marketplace (use east side Depot Street entrance between East Pearl and South streets).

Saturday, Oct. 19

The Fall Fun Run, hosted by South Decatur Junior Senior High School Music Parents is Oct. 19, 9 a.m., Westport Health Clinic. Registration, 8-9 a.m. Cost: $25. Info: Robyn Davis, 812-591-8232 or

A Pink Pajama Party, which helps fight breast cancer, is Oct.19, 7-11 p.m., Schilling Center, 900 Mill St., Brookville. Tickets to the Fayette Regional Health System event are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Reservations: or 765-265-8733. To make appointments for free mammograms between 2-8 p.m.: 859-655-7400.

A Harvest Dinner, featuring roast pork, is Oct. 19, 4-7 p.m., St. Charles Catholic Church, Milan. Cost: adults, $10; kids 5-12, $4; under 5, free. Country store, kids games, raffle. Free apple cider and pony rides.

Oldenburg Academy Students in Sports will have an all-you-can-eat chicken dinner Oct. 19, 4-7 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall. Cost: adults, $10; kids 3-12, $6; whole chicken carryout, $10; carryout dinners (one time through line), $10.

The Hamburg Knights of St. John will have a pork chop supper and reverse raffle Oct. 19, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Hamburg hall. Meal, $10; reverse raffle ticket, $20, includes meal. Info and tickets: Dan Nobbe, 934-3979.

Janiece Jaffe will perform Oct. 19, 7 p.m., as part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library’s After Hours Concert Series. Info: or 934-4706.

Sunday, Oct. 20

The St. Jacob’s United Church of Christ, Blue Creek, turkey dinner is Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Carryouts available.

Coffee Talk: Called to Saging, Not Aging will be held Oct. 20, 10:45 a.m.-noon., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: 933-6437 or

Monday, Oct. 21

Franklin County Historical Society program by county historian John Newman is Oct. 21, Brookville United Methodist Church, 150 E. Eighth St.: 6 p.m., dinner; 7 p.m. Cost: $10. RSVP required: Pam Beneker, 765-647-7365.

Family Cares, a support group for family members of those with mental illness, meets Oct. 21, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Men’s Auxiliary will meet Oct. 21, 7 p.m.

The Taterbug 30 Ultramarathon and Relay is Nov. 2, 8 a.m., Switzerland County. Early deadline fees of $85 for individuals and $350 for relay teams are due Oct. 21. Fees are $100 and $400, respectively, after that. Info: or 812-427-9186.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

The St. Louis Catholic School Prospective Parent Night is Oct. 22, 7-7:30 p.m. Enter at school’s front door. Information on tuition programs will be available.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Batesville Toastmasters will meet Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. (old Taff Furniture building). Info: 934-3462.

A meeting for those interested in being on the Batesville High School Swim Team is Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m., Batesville Middle School Commons. Attendance is mandatory for the student and at least one parent. Info: T.J. Greene,

The Beginning Computer Class Series is Oct. 23, 6 p.m., Greenburg–Decatur County Public Library. Info: 812-663-2826.

Thursday, Oct. 24

The Batesville Middle School PTSO Chili Supper Fundraiser is Oct. 24, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: adults, $8; children under 10, $5. Carryouts available. Info: 934-5175.

Parents Advocating Catholic Education/Holy Family Church are sponsoring a Ladies’ Night Out with various vendors Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m., Holy Family Church cafeteria.

Thu.-Fri., Oct. 24-25

Batesville Quiltmakers will meet Oct. 24-25 for Sew Days, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Batesville Christian Church. Info: Carlan Bischoff, 812-212-1180.

Friday, Oct. 25

A Bats and Boo...ks! Family Halloween Program is Oct. 25, 6:30-8 p.m., Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library. Info: 812-663-2826.

The EC Crush ‘em Classic, a volleyball tournament sponsored by East Central Team Boosters, is Nov. 3, East Central High School. Cost: $120 per team. Maximum of 20 teams. Cash prizes for first and second place. RSVP by Oct. 25:

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