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Friday, Nov. 10
Ripley County property taxes are due Nov. 13. Mailed checks that are postmarked Nov. 13 or before are considered on time. The treasurer's office is closed Nov. 10 in honor of Veterans Day. It is open extended hours Nov. 13, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., county annex north of the courthouse, 102 W. First North St., Versailles. Info: 812-689-6352.
The Ripley County Community Foundation Day of Giving and open house is Nov. 10, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 4 S. Park Ave., Suite 210, Batesville. The foundation offer a 50 percent match on donations to endowed funds not to exceed $5,000 per fund. Info: 812-933-1098 or www.rccfonline.org.
A Batesville Middle School Veterans Day program, which is open to veterans and the community, is Nov. 10, 9-9:55 a.m., gym. The program will include recognition of veterans in attendance and the band and choir will perform. A reception will follow in the commons for veterans and their families.
Mayor Mike Bettice will speak at a Veterans Day program Nov. 10, 11 a.m., corner of South and Depot streets.
A cod dinner buffet is Nov. 10, 4-7 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, Hubbells Corner. Freewill offering.
Composer and ethnomusicologist Dr. Tyron Cooper will speak about music and diversity and perform Nov. 10, 7-8 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library as part of the Rural Alliance for the Arts Arts-in-Education Evening Series. The program with refreshments is for ages 12 and up.
Starting Nov. 10, 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.
The Gobble Wobble 5K is Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 9 a.m., All Saints Parish, St. John, Dover, campus. If registered by Nov. 10, includes T-shirt: adults (ages 18 and up), $25; youth (ages 6-17), $15; kids 5 and under, free (but no T-shirt). After this date (not guaranteed a T-shirt): adults, $30; youth, $20. Info and registration: http://bit.ly/2yXxhTh. All proceeds go to Sunman and North Dearborn Food Pantries.
The Batesville High School FFA fruit, peanuts, BBQ sauce and cheese fundraiser ends Nov. 10. To place an order: Cassie Wallpe, 812-934-4384.
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. To purchase $7 tickets by Nov. 10: Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Hertel Shoe Store, Geis Electronics. A limited number for $9 will be available at the door. Info: Ed Krause, 812-934-2194; or Cassie Wallpe, 812-934-4384.
Saturday, Nov. 11
The St. Mary's Holiday Shopping Expo is Nov. 11, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 1331 E. Hunter Robbins Way, Greensburg.
The Delts Craft Show is Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Franklin County High School. Spaces available: Linda, 765-647-6620.
The Backdoor Ministry of Faith pantry offering paper goods, cleaning and personal hygiene products is open Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 823 Franklin Ave., Brookville. Franklin County residents must provide photo IDs and recent utility bills as proof of residence. Info: FCMABrookville@gmail.com or Kelly Bulmer, 765-647-2789.
"Gingerbread Holiday Adventure," hosted by the Rural Alliance for the Arts and Batesville Area Historical Society, is Nov. 11: storyteller Mary Jo Huff, 12:30-1:15 p.m., stories geared toward ages 5-8; 2-2:45 p.m., tales for ages 9-12, Amack's Well/Community Church of Batesville.
Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will have an open house Nov. 11, 3 p.m. through close. Smoked pork chops and sandwiches will be served. All veterans are welcome.
The 54th annual Batesville United Methodist Church Turkey Dinner is Nov. 11, 4-6:30 p.m. carryouts only. Cost: adults, $10; kids 12 and under, $5.
The St. Maurice Church annual fall smorgasbord is Nov. 11, 4-7:30 p.m., parish activity center, Napoleon. Cost: adults, $10; kids ages 6-12, $5; ages 1-5, free. Raffles.
The Tom Daugherty Orchestra presents a salute to veterans in a USO-style program of patriotic songs Nov. 11, 7 p.m., Franklin County High School Lew Wallace Auditorium, Brookville. All veterans and students will be admitted free to the Franklin County Arts Council concert. Tickets for adults who are not veterans cost $10.
The Belairs Show Band will entertain Nov. 11, 8 p.m. Gibson Theatre. To purchase $15 and $18 tickets online: https://gibsontheatre.ownyourticketing.com/venue_embed/all.
Sunday, Nov. 12
The Morris Fire Department will host a breakfast Nov. 12, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Schad Hall, Morris. Freewill offering. Proceeds go toward fire equipment.
The Oldenburg Academy Open House is Nov. 12, 1-3:30 p.m. Info: 812-934-4440, Ext. 231, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Indiana State Police Versailles Post and Bolt for the Heart 5K walk/run to raise money for automated external defibrillators for ISP vehicles is Nov. 12, 2 p.m., Versailles State Park Oak Grove Shelter. The race will be held in conjunction with the Run the Park 5K. The fee is $20. To register for the Virtual Event to receive a BFTH racing bib and finishers medal: http://boltfortheheart.com/events/virtual-race-5k/. Runners can pay an additional $3 at the 5K for official timing. Info: Sgt. StephenWheeles, 812-689-5000.
The Daughters of Isabella Chocolate Social is Nov. 12, 2-4 p.m., Holy Family Church cafeteria, Oldenburg. Cost: $5 and a chocolate dish or drink to share. Door prizes, split the pot, games. Info: Mary Harrah, 812-498-2320.
The annual turkey bingo will be held Nov. 12, 6 p.m., All Saints Parish, St. Paul's campus hall, New Alsace. Doors open, 5 p.m. Refreshments available.
The Food and Growers Association's Holiday Gathering and Exchange is Nov. 14, Kathy and Ted Cooley's Alpine Berry Farm, 26191 Pocket Road, Batesville. Gathering begins at 5:45 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Attendees can either bring a dish to share or donate $5. For those choosing the latter option, please RSVP by Nov. 12: email@example.com. There will also be a holiday exchange with an opportunity to trade/barter, buy and/or sell items attendees have created, raise or harvested.
Monday, Nov. 13
Fishes and Loaves Community Food Pantry, 5129 N. State Road 129, Delaware, is open Nov. 13, 10-11 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. to persons in South Ripley and Jac-Cen-Del school districts. Info: Pastor Tommy Beatley, 812-584-3546.
The Daughters of the American Revolution Twin Forks Chapter luncheon to honor the memory of Estelle O’Byrne, who served as the national DAR president, is Nov. 14, 11 a.m., Third Place, 714 Main St., Brookville. The meal costs $8. Reservations by Nov. 13 at noon: 765-698-7134.
On Nov. 13, 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.
"Going in Style" will be screened Nov. 13, 6 p.m., during the Gibson Theatre Film Festival. Tickets cost $4.
Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes can be dropped off Nov. 13-17, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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.