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TUESDAY, JAN. 28
On Jan. 28, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the library board of trustees meeting, 4 p.m.; and Winter Glitter Painting for grades 4-12, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
The St. Louis School sixth grade Italian Night is Jan 28, 4:30-7 p.m. (If school is cancelled due to inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for Jan. 29.) Freewill offering. Carryouts available. Proceeds benefit the students’ eighth grade trip. Guests can also enjoy the science fair and book fair.
JAN. 28-FEB. 7
An exhibition of “Ripley 200: A Bicentennial Project,” a book containing photos and stories about 200 county residents, is Jan. 28-Feb. 7, Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: Anjali Fong, email@example.com or 812-733-0328.
THURSDAY, JAN. 30
Home-schoolers in grades 3-12 can participate in an escape room Jan. 30, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. There will also be one at 4 p.m. that all kids in those grades can participate in. Info: 812-934-4706.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness Family & Friends is a free seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. There are two class options: Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Aurora Fire Department, 5950 Dutch Hollow Road; or Feb. 9, 4-5:30 p.m., Milan Christian Church, 719 E. Carr St. To RSVP by Jan. 30: https://bit.ly/2RQH7Cm. Info: 812-577-9297 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2020 Decatur and Ripley Purdue Master Gardener Course is Thursdays, Feb. 6-April 30, 6-9 p.m., Decatur County Extension Office, 545 S. County Road 200 W., Greensburg; and Feb. 22, 10 a.m., Highpoint Orchard, Greensburg. Materials and expenses cost $150 per participant or $200 for couples. To register by Jan. 30: Ripley County Purdue Extension educator David Osborne, 812-689-6511 or email@example.com.
The Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District dinner meeting is Feb. 6, 6 p.m., Franklin County High School cafeteria, Brookville. In the event of severe weather, the snow date is Feb. 13. The keynote presenter is local forager Kristen Giesting. The evening includes a meal by Izzy’s Catering, elections, updates and awards. Tickets cost $10 per person. To RSVP by Jan. 30: district coordinator Katie Hardin, 765-647-2651, ext. 3; or Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY, JAN. 31
A Quiet Day of Renewal will be presented Jan. 31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20-$70. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
The Batesville Music Boosters Spaghetti Dinner is Jan. 31, 4:30-7 p.m., Batesville High School cafeteria as the Bulldogs battle the North Decatur Chargers. Carryouts available. The BHS Jazz Band and Batesville Steel band will perform. Tickets are $8 for adults in advance from any BHS or Batesville Middle School band member ($10 at the door) and $5 for children under 12. Proceeds benefit those bands.
The Batesville Community Education Foundation 50/50 cash raffle winning ticket will be drawn Jan. 31 during the boys basketball game, Batesville High School. Tickets at $5 each or five for $20 are available that night, from BCEF board members and also at Daffodilly’s, Enneking Auto Body, Gehring’s, Koch Auto Parts & Service and Southeastern Insurance. Proceeds will benefit BCEF programs in the Batesville Community School Corp. Info: https://batesvilleeducationfoundation.org.
Girls on the Run of Margaret Mary Health offers a positive, confidence-boosting environment rooted in acceptance for girls in grades 3-5. The organization is in need of 65-70 volunteers to coach once or twice a week after school at schools in Ripley, Franklin and Decatur counties for the spring season, which runs from March 2 through mid-May depending on location. Info: council director Lynn Hertel, email@example.com or 812-212-1977. To volunteer by Jan. 31: https://www.raceplanner.com/volunteer/index/gotr-mmh-s-20-coach-app
The Batesville Area Arts Council annual auction with the theme ”BAAC to the Future” is Feb. 7, 6 p.m., The Barn at Walhill Farm. Silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, dancing to Endless Summer band. Tickets at $50 each if purchased before Feb. 1: www.baacindiana.org. Proceeds fund Arts in Education programs at all six Batesville and Oldenburg public and private schools. Info: executive director Sarah Heppner, firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-933-0355.
SATURDAY, FEB. 1
Batesville curbside pickup of large items from residents’ homes is Feb. 1 starting at 5 a.m. Acceptable items: clothing; furniture, bedsprings and mattresses; rugs and carpet pieces; rubber hose; appliances; wood, bundled 4 feet or shorter, 75 pounds maximum; insulation; cans and buckets, totally cleaned and dry; paint cans containing dried paint only. Refrigerators, air-conditioning units and freezers must have stickers showing chlorofluorocarbons were removed. Info: 812-933-6100.
A Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast is Feb. 1, 6-10 a.m. Adults, $7; children 6-12, $5; under 6, free. Carryouts available. Info: Paul Deal, 812-934-4195.
The Food and Growers Association Winter Conference, “Diversity From Farm to Table,” is Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Batesville Middle School. Sessions on diversity, weather, invasive plants, agritourism, marketing, food preservation techniques, how to plant a garden, permaculture and effects of solar cycles on growing food for both consumers and producers. Tickets, including lunch, are $35 for members, $55 for member couples, $45 for nonmembers, $75 for nonmember couples and $20 for students. To purchase tickets: foodandgrowers.eventbrite.com. Info: www.foodandgrowers.com.
The Food and Growers Association winter market is Feb. 1, 9-11 a.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m., Batesville Middle School.
A bridal expo is Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunman American Legion Post 337, 412 Eastern Avenue. Free admission.
SUNDAY, FEB. 2
The Oldenburg Academy Athletic Boosters are hosting their annual Super Bowl Sunday Breakfast Feb. 2, 7:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Holy Family Church cafeteria, Oldenburg. Freewill offering. Proceeds benefit OA athletics.
The Oldenburg Knights of St. John will host a trap and stillboard shoot Feb. 2, 11 a.m., Tri-Township Conservation Club, Oldenburg. Meat and cash prizes. Shells, food and refreshments available.
A euchre tournament will be held Feb. 2, 1 p.m., American Legion Post 452, New Alsace. Doors open at noon. Entry fee is $5 with a cash payout to the four highest scores. Refreshments available. Info: 812-623-3695.
TUESDAY, FEB. 4
On Feb. 4, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Historical Book and Film Club, 3 and 7 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Rose Lounsbury, a minimalist and simplicity coach, TEDxDayton speaker and author of “Less: Minimalism, for Real,” will present “Modern Minimalism: When Less is More” Feb. 4, 6-7:30 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. She will explore how the age-old philosophy that less is more can improve our modern, busy lives.
The Batesville Knights of St. John Commandery 243 will meet Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., Knights hall, 111 S. Vine St.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5
Persons interested in being foster parents can attend an orientation Feb. 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Ripley County Department of Child Services Office, 531 W. U.S. 50, Versailles. To RSVP to ensure there are enough materials: Tammy Britch, 812-689-6295.
THURSDAY, FEB. 6
The Red Hat Ladies will have their luncheon and meeting Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m., Pearl Street Pub, Oldenburg. RSVP by Feb. 6: 812-934-3484 or 812-934-2099.
An Alice in Wonderland Manners Tea is Feb. 6, 3 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Children will have fun learning all their manners, and they can dress up as their favorite character and enjoy a fantastical “tea” party (juice or punch will be served). RSVP required: https://ebatesville.com/event/alice-in-wonderland-manners-tea/
FRIDAY, FEB. 7
The deadline for filing a declaration of candidacy for nomination as a major party candidate for the May 5 primary election is Feb. 7, noon. 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. The Ripley County Clerk’s Office, 102 W. 1st N. St., Versailles, is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 812-689-4783.
The Batesville Area Arts Council annual auction with the theme “BAAC to the Future” is Feb. 7, 6 p.m., The Barn at Walhill Farm. Silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, dancing to Endless Summer band. Tickets are $60. Proceeds fund Arts in Education programs at all six Batesville and Oldenburg public and private schools. Info: www.baacindiana.org; executive director Sarah Heppner, email@example.com or 812-933-0355.
TUESDAY, FEB. 11
On Feb. 11, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Make-and-Take Tuesday: Valentine’s Day craft in the Children’s Room, all day; and Knit Night, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
A solo card party is Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John hall.
THURSDAY, FEB. 13
On Feb. 13, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Coffee, Books & More adult book discussion, 1 p.m.; and Make a Fleece Hat for grades 4-12, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
SUNDAY, FEB. 16
A euchre tournament will be held Feb. 16, 1 p.m., American Legion Post 452, New Alsace. Doors open at noon. Entry fee is $5 with a cash payout to the four highest scores. Refreshments available. Info: 812-623-3695.
TUESDAY, FEB. 18
Mayor Mike Bettice will deliver his State of the City address Feb. 18, 6 p.m., Batesville Middle School commons.
On Feb. 18, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Fabric Crafts are SEW Fun! adult program, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271 members will meet Jan. 18, post home, 2899 E. Legion Road, Batesville. Social hour, 6:30-7:30 followed by meeting. New members welcome.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19
The Local Farmers Mutual Fire and Lightning Insurance Co. will hold its annual meeting Feb. 19, 6 p.m., Finks Church hall, Osgood.
SATURDAY, FEB. 22
On Feb. 22, the New Point Kiwanis Club will host a chili supper, 4-7 p.m., and raffle, 6:30 p.m., New Point Community Center. Cost: adults, $5; kids 12 and under, $2.50.
A Mardi Gras Celebration, hosted by the Daughters of Isabella All Saints Circle 1384, is Feb. 22, 4-7:30 p.m., Holy Family Church cafeteria, Oldenburg. All ages welcome. Freewill offering. All proceeds go to charity.
TUESDAY, FEB. 25
On Feb. 25, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the library board of trustees meeting, 4 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26
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. 26, 9:30 a.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, Huntersville. Info: Gail Miller, 812-216-7020.
“Remember When ... Storytime,” a monthly adult storytelling program, is Feb. 26, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library meeting room. Guests are invited to tell true stories or just listen.
THURSDAY, FEB. 27
On Feb. 27, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Pinterest Project of the Month, 1 and 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.