Please submit news for Activities to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions may also be made in person, by fax at 812-934-6406 or by mail at 475 N. Huntersville Road, Batesville, IN 47006. Email is preferred.
Friday, April 5
The Batesville Beautification League will meet April 5, noon, The Sherman.
Eagle Fire Co.’s drive-thru fish fry is April 5, 4-7 p.m., Oldenburg firehouse.
Frank, Mitch and Gemma will entertain at First Friday Music April 5, 7-8:30 p.m., Amack’s Well.
Attendees will learn about the American Indian and European history of Ripley County when Ball State University archaeologists discuss Versailles State Park survey findings April 5, 7 p.m., VSP recreation building.
Fri.-Sat., April 5-6
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Friends of the Library book sale April 5, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; and April 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
The Sunman-Dearborn Middle School Music Department will present "The Big Bad Musical" April 5-6, 7 p.m., East Central High School Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost: adults, $5; students and senior citizens, $3.
Saturday, April 6
A Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast is April 6, 6-10 a.m. Adults, $7; children 6-12, $5; under 6, free. Carryouts available. Info: Paul Deal, 812-934-4195.
The Franklin County Antique Machinery Club Swap Meet of tractor parts or farm-related items is April 6, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Franklin County Park, 11225 County Park Road, Brookville. Admission is $5. To rent a spot: 765-265-6245.To volunteer or donate food: 765-265-2882. Info: www.fcamc.org.
A kick-off for the Authors and Activist Society, a book club started by Tory Flynn in conjunction with Safe Place Sexual Assault Center: A Division of Safe Passage Inc., is April 6, 9-11 a.m., Amack's Well. The book club will meet once a month at 6:30 p.m. at Amack's Well. Book topics include women, religion, sexual assault, advocacy and activism. Info or to sign up for the book club: 812-363-6133 or email@example.com. Space is limited.
Safe Sitter Training will be offered April 6, May 4 and June 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Southeastern Indiana YMCA. Students in grades 6-8 may choose one date. The program prepares kids to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. The fee is $40, which includes lunch. Info and to register: stop by, 812-934-6006; or Karen Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women's Day: Women of Light will be presented April 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $50 each/two for $90 includes lunch. Info: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
An Autism Awareness Picnic is April 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Disability & Autism Services of Indiana, 1314 N. Liberty Circle W., Greensburg. The event includes a lunch, bounce houses, face painting, games, crafts. Families can learn about steps to take to pursue an autism diagnosis, applied behavior analysis therapy and how to enroll in services, how to become a registered behavior technician and additional resources.
The St. Maurice Catholic Church smorgasbord is April 6, 4-7:30 p.m., 8874 N. Harrison St., Napoleon. Cost: adults, $10; kids ages 6-12, $5; kids 5 and under, free; carryouts, $10.50.
A chicken and beef supper is April 6, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Crossroads. Cost: eat in, freewill offering; carryouts – adults, $10; kids under 10, $5.
A Name That Tune music game that benefits Safe Passage is April 13, Izzy's at Hillcrest. A pasta bar dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with the game following about an hour later. Teams of up to six can compete together. Smaller groups will be paired. Tickets are $25. To RSVP by April 6: 812 932-4999.
Persons who register for the Michaela Farm, 3127 State Road 229, Oldenburg, Community-Supported Agriculture program by April 6 will receive best pricing on weekly produce for 20 weeks. To register: oldenburgfranciscans.org, click on the CSA tab. Info: email@example.com or 812-933-0661.
Sunday, April 7
A euchre tournament will be held April 7, 1 p.m., American Legion Post 452, New Alsace. Doors open at noon. Entry fee is $5. Cash payout to the four highest scores. Refreshments available. Tournaments are held monthly. Info: 812-623-3695.
Sun.-Sat., April 7-13
The Batesville Memorial Public Library offers a Food for Fines donation program April 7-13 during National Library Week. A patron can donate a canned or nonperishable food or personal care item for the Batesville Food Pantry and $1 will be waived from his or her account. Up to 15 items per account may be donated.
Monday, April 8
The Fishes and Loaves Community Food Pantry, 5129 N. State Road 129, Delaware, which serves persons in the South Ripley and Jac-Cen-Del school districts, is open the second Monday including April 8, 10-11 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. Info: Pastor Tommy Beatley, 812-584-3546.
"Annie Jr." mandatory audition information sessions are April 8, 4 and 6 p.m., Third Place second floor back room, 734 Main St., Brookville. A parent or guardian is required to attend with each K-12 student, who must be a Franklin County resident or attend a county school. Auditions by appointment are there April 15, 4-7 p.m. Franklin County Children’s Theatre will present "Annie Jr." June 22-23. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-432-6685.
On April 8, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Tuesday, April 9
Lunch & Learn: Sacred Self-Care will be presented April 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20 includes lunch. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
On April 9, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m.; A Purrfect way to Recycle – It's the Cat's Meow recycling craft, 6 p.m.; and Knit Night, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Ripley County Democrats will meet April 9, Democratic headquarters, courthouse square, Versailles. Dinner, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m.
Deanna Hookway, former owner of The Inside Gardener, will share her insights into caring for indoor plants at the Food and Growers Association gathering open to all April 9, 6:30 p.m.,1032 S. Three Mile Road. Please bring a dish to share made of local ingredients if possible. Eating utensils will be provided.
Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet April 9, 7 p.m., post home.
A solo card party is April 9 7:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John hall.
Wednesday, April 10
Portfolio Risk 101, first in a free four-part financial series with lunch offered by Giesting Financial, is April 10, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. To register: ebatesville.com, click on calendar and event.
On April 10, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Thursday, April 11
Margaret Mary Health will offer a free prostate cancer screening April 11, beginning at 8 a.m., Health Center of Brookville, 11137 U.S. 52. Appointments are required: 812-933-5583.
On April 11, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Coffee, Books and More adult book discussion, 1 p.m.; and YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
"Annie Jr." audition preparation sessions are April 11, 4 and 6 p.m., Third Place second floor back room, 734 Main St., Brookville. Students will learn a song and dance as well as prepare lines. Each K-12 student must be a Franklin County resident or attend a county school. Auditions by appointment are there April 15, 4-7 p.m. Franklin County Children’s Theatre will present "Annie Jr." June 22-23. Info: email@example.com or 765-432-6685.
Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 3183 will meet April 11, 7 p.m., post home.
Friday, April 12
The New Point Community Volunteer Fire Department will have a fish fry April 12, 5-8 p.m.
Fri.-Sat., April 12-13
The Batesville High School Drama Club and Music Department will present "Grease: School Version" April 12-13, 7 p.m., auditorium. Tickets at $8 for adults and $5 for students can be purchased at the door.
The Franklin County High School Drama Department presents the musical "Grease: The School Version" April 12-13, 7 p.m., auditorium. Tickets at $7 for adults and $5 for students will be available at the door starting 45 minutes before the show.
Saturday, April 13
The Southeastern Indiana FARM Club Swap Meet and Flea Market is April 13, 8 a.m.-noon, Ripley County Fairgrounds Park, Osgood. Farm, lawn, garden, workshop, antiques, collectables and vehicle items. Admission is $3. Kids under 12 get in free. Info: Chris Schmaltz, 812-654-3949; www.farmclubonline.com.
Teens high school age and older and adults may participate in a Community Service Day April 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Fear Factory at RomWeber Marketplace. Volunteers will help makeover the haunted house. Water and lunch will be provided. Dress should include closed-toed shoes, comfortable clothing that can get dirty and work gloves, if you have them. Students may receive community service hour certification. Info: fearfactorybatesville.com.
On April 13, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Battle of the Books, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
The Austin Rohrig Endowment Dinner & Dance is April 13, Milan Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Doors open at 5 p.m. Cost: $7 per person or $20 per family. Food, music, auction, raffle, door prizes. Proceeds benefit sudden infant death syndrome research and local scholarships and youth programs.
R.J. Spangler and his quartet, featuring T-Bone Paxton, will perform jazz and blues tunes as part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library's After Hours Concert Series April 13, 7 p.m. Free. Info: 812-934-4706 or ebatesville.com/after
Sunday, April 14
The New Alsace Conservation Club Sausage and Pancake Breakfast is April 14, 7:30 a.m.-noon, New Alsace Conservation Club. Cost: adults, $9; kids under 10, $4; under 3, free.
A variety stillboard shoot is April 14, noon, St. Nicholas Church, Sunman. Shells provided. Lunch available. Proceeds benefit St. Nicholas School.
The Project T3 (Totes for Tots and Teens) Coin Paddle Auction is April 14, 2 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets at $15 are available at Lisa’s Sew & Tux and Joan’s T-Shirt Printing. Tickets and details: Lisa Haessig, 812-934-2585 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: www.projectt3.com.
The Golden Gate Community Choir will present "Champion of Love," a Palm Sunday/Easter cantata, April 14, 7 p.m., Damm Theatre, Osgood. Freewill offerings accepted.
Monday, April 15
People Assisting Animals in Need is offering a low-cost spay and neuter clinic April 15. Pets are transported by the United Coalition for Animals to its facility at 2830 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, where the sterilization surgeries are performed. Pets are dropped off Monday morning at the PAAIN office, 120 S. Sycamore St., to be transported in a specialized van to the clinic, where they stay overnight. The next day, the animals are delivered back to Batesville and can be picked up at the same location. Cost: dogs, $80; cats, $40; rabies vaccines, $10. Persons must make appointments in advance: UCAN, 513-762-0130.
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 April 15, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. Info: 812-689-4427 or 812-756-2560.
Auditions by appointment for the Franklin County Children’s Theatre musical "Annie Jr." are April 15, 4-7 p.m., Third Place second floor back room, 734 Main St., Brookville. The production is June 22-23. Info: email@example.com or 765-432-6685.
On April 15, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Tuesday, April 16
On April 16, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host make-and-take Tuesday – Easter craft, all day while supplies last; YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m.; and You ART to be Creating – sculpey bugs for your planter adult program, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Wednesday, April 17
Margaret Mary Health will offer a free prostate cancer screening April 17, beginning at 5 p.m., Occupational Health and Wellness Center, 1051 State Road 229 N., Batesville. Appointments are required: 812-933-5583.
April 17-18 and 22
On April 17-18 and 22, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Thursday, April 18
A BIG MOOD LIVE podcast hosted by Batesville High School English teacher Paul Satchwill is April 18, 7 p.m., BHS auditorium. He will chat with superintendent Paul Ketcham and two BHS students about making schools a better place for all learners. To order free tickets: https://www.paulsatchwill.com, click on BIG MOOD LIVE; or on the BAAC Facebook page under the Events section.
Thu.-Sun., April 18-21
A Holy Week retreat will be presented April 18-21, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $350. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
Friday, April 19
A Youth MOVE (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) Southeast meeting for persons 14-27 is April 19, 4:30-6 p.m., Memorial Public Library annex, 10 W. Boehringer St. Info: R.D. Riley, 812-932-1026; or text Mary Jo Lee, 812-593-4078.
Saturday, April 20
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 third Saturday including April 20, 10 a.m.-noon. Info: FCMABrookville@gmail.com or 765-647-6183.
The Red Life Food Bank, 1112 Main St., Brookville, which serves Franklin County residents, is open the third Saturday including April 20, 10 a.m.-noon, and the fourth Thursday, 4-6 p.m.
Monday, April 22
The Batesville Adoption Support Group for adoptive parents meets on the fourth Monday, including April 22, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Batesville Christian Church, 1294 Columbus Ave. Info: Barb Jacobs, The Villages of Indiana, Indianapolis, PAS care coordinator, 812-929-3234.
Tuesday, April 23
On April 23, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m.; and spring umbrella decorating for grades 4-12, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Wednesday, April 24
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 April 24, 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 April 24, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library meeting room. Guests are invited to tell true stories or just listen.
On April 24, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.