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Saturday, Sept. 28

The East Central High School Choir Department will present a Disney Character Breakfast Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-noon, ECHS cafeteria and Performing Arts Center. Tickets: presale, $10 (contact Donna Tanner,; at the door, $15.

The sixth annual New Horizons Rehabilitation Harvest Hustle 5K/2K Run/Walk/Roll is Sept. 28, 9:30 a.m., Liberty Park. Registration, 8-9:30 a.m. Cost: $15-$30. Proceeds empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and provides inclusive fitness programs throughout the community. To register:

A Retreat with Jan Phillips – Beyond Belief: Becoming the Mystics and Prophets we are Called to Be will be presented Sept. 28, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $80. Info and RSVP: or 812-933-6437.

Folksinger Charlie Mosbrook will perform Sept. 28, 7 p.m., Metamora Performing Arts Opry Barn. Doors open at 5:30, Jamonn Zeiler, Aurora, at 6. Admission is $8. Food available. Info:

Fri.-Sat., Sept. 28-29

Applefest, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Batesville, is Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Liberty Park.

Sunday, Sept. 29

The Gospel group Divinity Trio, Greenfield, will perform Sept. 29, 10 a.m., St. Peters United Church of Christ (Finks), Osgood; and 1:30 p.m., Versailles Pumpkin Show.

Coffee Talk: Praying With the Power of Sound and Singing Bowls will be presented Sept. Sept. 29, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: or 812-933-6437.

Jake Speed and the Freddies will perform Americana, folk and ragtime tunes Sept. 29, noon, Liberty Park. This is part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library’s After Hours Concert Series. Free. Info: 812-934-4706 or

The nondenominational Golden Gate Community Choir will start practice for its Christmas performance Sept. 29, 2-4 p.m., Osgood United Methodist Church, 213 S. Walnut St. Weekly practices will be held every Sunday through Nov. 24. New members are welcome. The cantata “Come Let us Adore” will be presented Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Damm Theatre, Osgood. Info: Connie Deburger, 812-621-7428.

Monday, Sept. 30

Author Chad Varga will present “Bounce: Down is Inevitable, Up is a Choice,” Sept. 30, 7 p.m., Batesville Middle School. He will discuss how “failure is a choice and the strongest learn to bounce to someplace higher than before.” The free event is sponsored by the Coalition for a Drug-Free Batesville and Choices Coordinated Care Solutions.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Margaret Mary Health, in conjunction with Hoxworth Blood Center, is hosting a blood drive Oct. 1, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., bus outside hospital. To schedule an appointment: 800-830-1091 or

Work Batesville!, a career fair sponsored by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, city and Rotary Club of Batesville, is Oct. 1, 2-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus hall. All ages, experience levels and industries are encouraged to participate in the free event. Attendees should bring resumes and dress professionally as on-site interviews could be conducted. Info: 812-934-3101 or

On Oct. 1, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Historical Book and Film Club, 3 and 7 p.m. Info: or 812-663-2826.

The Batesville Knights of St. John Commandery 243 will meet Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., Knights hall.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

Contemplative Prayer will be presented Oct. 2, 3-4:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: or 812-933-6437.

Oldenburg Academy’s Students in Sports booster club meets the first Wednesday of the month, including Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m., OA student lounge.

Wed.-Thu., Oct. 2-3

Auditions/sign-ups for the Boar’s Head Festival will be Oct. 2-3, 6-8 p.m., Holy Family Church, Oldenburg. There are several speaking parts and many non-speaking parts. Solo auditions (four actor solos, including one child, and five choir solos) will be Oct. 3, 6-8 p.m. there. All ages welcome. The Boar’s Head Festival is Dec. 6-7. Info: Facebook: Boar’s Head Festival or Regina Siefert, 812-212-0789.

Thursday, Oct. 3

The Red Hat Belles will carpool to Simmons Winery, Columbus, Oct. 9, for lunch at noon. RSVP by Oct. 3: 812-934-3484 or 812-934-2099.

Thu.-Sat., Oct. 3-5

The St. John’s United Church of Christ, Huntersville, annual rummage sale is Oct. 3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Oct. 4, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Oct. 5, 8 a.m.-noon, old school house on Columbus Avenue. Saturday is $1.50 a bag day. Info: 812-663-7422.

Friday, Oct. 4

The Batesville Beautification League will meet Oct. 4, noon, The Sherman.

The Oldenburg Knights of St. John will host a cookout featuring ribeye sandwiches Oct. 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Village Store, Oldenburg.

Fri.-Sat., Oct. 4-5

The St. Maurice Catholic Church, Napoleon, fall rummage sale is Oct. 4, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Oct. 5, 8 a.m.-noon, parish hall. Saturday is $2 a bag day.

On Oct. 4-5, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Friends of the Library Book Sale, 9 a.m-4 p.m. Info: or 812-663-2826.

Oktoberfest is Oct. 4, 4 p.m.-midnight; and Oct. 5, 3 p.m.-midnight, St. Leon American Legion Post 464. Food, games, raffle, music, beer garden. Info: 812-623-5874.

Saturday, Oct. 5

A Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast is Oct. 5, 6-10 a.m. Adults, $7; children 6-12, $5; under 6, free. Carryouts available. Info: Paul Deal, 812-934-4195.

Sunday, Oct. 6

Batesville Knights of St. John Commandery 243 will sponsor a breakfast Oct. 6, 7:30-11:30 a.m., 111 Vine St., Batesville. Freewill offering. All proceeds go to the Knights Scholarship Fund for St. Louis School.

The Holy Family Church, Oldenburg, Festival is Oct. 6. Chicken and roast beef dinners served 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Raffles, games, basket booth, silent auction, country store.

The Creekside Church (formerly Klemme’s Corner United Church of Christ) Fall Festival is Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 11001 Bossert Road, Brookville. Chicken dinner, hayride to pumpkin patch, kids’ games, crafts, bake sale, silent auction, basket raffle.

The Ripley County CROP (Christian Rural Overseas Program) Walk is Oct. 6, 1:30 p.m., St. Peter’s United Church of Christ (Finks Church), Osgood. Check-in begins at 1 p.m. Proceeds help support local food pantries.

Monday, Oct. 7

On Oct. 7, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a make-and-take Halloween craft, all day while supplies last. Info: or 812-663-2826.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

A Day of Quiet Renewal will be presented Oct. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20-$70 includes lunch. Info and RSVP: or 812-933-6437.

On Oct. 8, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Going to the Dogs (and Cats) Adoption Fair, 10 a.m.; Elite Game Truck, 1 p.m.; and Knit Night, 6 p.m. Info: or 812-663-2826.

A Franklin County Health Department flu vaccination clinic is Oct. 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Laurel Library. The cost for a regular flu shot is $25. Several types of insurance are accepted. An insurance card is required at the time of vaccination. Flu vaccines for children 6 months through 18 years who are uninsured or on Medicaid are available. Info: 765-647-4322.

Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet Oct. 8, 7 p.m., post home.

A solo card party is Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John hall.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

On Oct. 9, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will show the family movie “Secret Life of Pets 2,” 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and will host Fall Break Fun: Slimy Science, 2:30 p.m.; and Robo Coders for grades 4-12, 6 p.m. Info: or 812-663-2826.

A blood drive in support of Emily Prifogle is Oct. 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunman American Legion Post 337, 412 Eastern Ave., Sunman. It is hosted by the Sunman American Legion and St. John’s United Church of Christ, Penntown. To schedule appointments: Steve Todd, 812-209-9195, or Hoxworth Blood Center, 800-830-1091.

A card party is held the second and fourth Wednesdays, including Oct. 9, 1-4 p.m., St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.

Thursday, Oct. 10

On Oct. 10, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Paws and Tales Workshop for ages 3-10, 10 a.m.; Coffee, Books & More Adult Book Discussion, 1 p.m.; and Falling for Autumn Celebration adult program, 6 p.m. Info: or 812-663-2826.

Friday, Oct. 11

On Oct. 11, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Leap Into Science: Windy Weather for grades 1-5, 10 a.m. Info: or 812-663-2826.

The movie “Green Book” will be shown Oct. 11, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: or 812-933-6437.