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Wednesday, Sept. 24

Batesville Quiltmakers will meet Sept. 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Batesville Christian Church. Info: Carlan Bischoff, 812-212-1180.  

Batesville Memorial Public Library trustees will meet Sept. 24, 5 p.m., library. 

Batesville Toastmasters will meet Sept. 24, 5:30 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. Info: 812-934-3462.  

Advanced T’ai Chi Chih Revisited classes will take place Sept. 24 and Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 29, 6:30-8 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45 for series or $10 per class. Info and RSVP: 812-933-6437 or

Sept. 24-28

The Versailles Pumpkin Show is Sept. 24-27, 5-10 p.m., and Sept. 28, 1-5 p.m., Ripley County Courthouse Square, 115 N. Main St., Versailles. Info: Ripley County Tourism, 812-689-7431 or

Sept. 24-29

Southeastern Indiana YMCA Fall II program registration continues Sept. 24 for members and begins Sept. 25 for potential members. Programs begin Sept. 29.

Sept. 24-Nov. 2

Batesville Booville is Sept. 19-Nov. 2. Activities and discounts are listed at $10 wristbands offering over $1,400 in potential savings from about 60 area business are being sold by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, 16 E. George St., weekdays between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and participating businesses. 

Thursday, Sept. 25

A support group for those living with cancer called HOPE meets Sept. 25, 5:30 p.m., Batesville United Methodist Church. The group is co-sponsored by Margaret Mary Health. Info: Kari Ann Rennekamp, 812-933-3741.

The Secular Franciscans, a fraternity for lay people who want to follow the rule of life of St. Francis of Assisi, will meet Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m., Holy Family Church, Oldenburg, Father Rudolf Room. 

The Batesville Lions Club will meet Sept. 25, Sherman House, for dinner at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Lion Larry Dimick, who participated in a construction mission project in Brazil through The United Methodist Church. RSVP: Ted Hartshorn, 812-934-2636 or

Sept. 25-28

The Franklin County Antique Machinery Show is Sept. 25-28, 11 a.m., Franklin County 4-H Fairgrounds, Brookville. Cost: $5. Info: Dale Hertel, 765-220-1615 or

Friday, Sept. 26

The SPORKS band will perform Sept. 26, 8 p.m.-midnight, Batesville Eagles. 

Sept. 27

The Sunman Tiger PAWS Children’s Toy and Clothing Sale is Sept. 27, 8 a.m.-noon, Sunman Elementary School. Info:

Swap ‘Til You Drop is Sept. 27, 9 a.m.-noon, Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library. Info and RSVP: 812-663-2826 or

Indianapolis singer and guitarist Michael Kelsey will perform as part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library’s After Hours Concert Series Sept. 27, 3 p.m., Liberty Park, Batesvillle. Free. Info: 812-934-4706 or

Bluegrass band My Brother’s Keeper will entertain Sept. 27, 7 p.m., Metamora Performing Arts Opry Barn, 19189 Pennington Road, where it intersects with U.S. 52. Donations of $6 per person will be accepted. Info:

Sept. 27-28

Applefest, sponsored by the Batesville Kiwanis Club, is Sept. 27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Liberty Park. Food, entertainment, booths, children’s games. Info and to reserve booth space: Jay Reichmuth , Weigel Funeral Home, 934-3201.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library board will meet Sept. 30, 4 p.m. Info: 812-663-2826.

A Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana distribution is Sept. 30, 4-6 p.m., Franklin County Park, Brookville. Please bring bags or boxes. To volunteer: Ken Brown, 765-698-7714. 

Wednesday, Oct. 1

The Columbus Star Quilters Guild will meet Oct. 1, 9:30 a.m., Masonic Lodge, 4131 Rocky Ford Road. Info: JayDee Edgell, 812-418-8669.

The La Leche League of Sunman, a breast-feeding support group, will meet Oct. 1, 5-6 p.m., Dr. Suzanne Martini’s office, 122 Nieman St., Sunman. Info: 812-654-2593. 

Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library will meet Oct. 1, 7 p.m.  

Thursday, Oct. 2

A Franklin County Humane Society orientation meeting for volunteers is Oct. 2, 7 p.m., headquarters, 107 High St., Brookville. Info: 765-647-1444, or 

Thu.-Sat., Oct. 2-4

The St. John’s United Church of Christ, Huntersville, Rummage Sale is Oct. 2, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Oct. 3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Oct. 4, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Old School House, Columbus Avenue. Info: 812-663-7422.

Friday, Oct. 3 

The Ripley County Mobile Food Pantry will give away food for the needy Oct. 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ripley County Fairgrounds Building 16C, Osgood.  

The Batesville Beautification League will meet Oct. 3, noon, Sherman House. Info: Clara Goble, 812-934-3723.   

The St. Nicholas Turtle Soup Supper is Oct. 3, 5-9 p.m. Carryouts available. Beer garden, games.

The movie “Inequality for All” will be shown Oct. 3, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info and RSVP: 812-933-6437 or

The Christian Motorcycle Association Cross Eyed Riders will meet Oct. 3, 7 p.m., The Gathering Place, Bright. Info: or 513-218-9707.   

Fri.-Sat., Oct. 3-4

The St. Maurice Catholic Church, Napoleon, rummage sale is Oct. 3, 8 a.m.-6 p.m, and Oct. 4, 8 a.m.-noon. Saturday is Bag Day.

The 10th annual Oktoberfest will be held Oct. 3, 4 p.m.-midnight, and Oct. 4, 3 p.m.-midnight, St. Joseph American Legion Post 464, St. Leon. Friday: fish fry, 5 p.m.; karaoke; Saturday: fried chicken dinners, 4 p.m.; grilled pork chop dinners, 5:30 p.m.; homemade pie auction, 6:45 p.m.; Squeeze Play, 7:30 p.m.; both days: beer garden. Proceeds benefit Legion programs and community activities.

Oct. 3-5

Metamora’s Canal Days are Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 4

TriForce Mission Team will present “Cafe Murder,” a murder mystery, Oct. 4, Schad Hall, Morris. Cost: matinee, 1 p.m., $14, includes dessert and drink; dinner show, 6 p.m., $20, includes meal. Tickets can be purchased from mission team members or Carrie Wesseler, 812-933-1519. Proceeds go toward summer mission trip to West Virginia for 45 teens and chaperones from St. Louis, St. Anthony and St. Nicholas. 

Sat.-Sun., Oct. 4-5

The Friendship Music Festival-Bluegrass in the Valley is Oct. 4, noon; and Oct. 5, 11 a.m., Old Mill Campground, Friendship. Cost: $5 per person per day. Info:

Sunday, Oct. 5

Klemme’s Corner United Church of Christ, 11001 Bossert Road, Brookville, fall festival is Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Chicken dinners, adults, $10; silent auction, raffle, hayride to pumpkin patch, kids’ games.

The Ripley County Annual Crop Walk (10K), Ending Hunger one Stop at a Time, is Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m. Registration, 12:30 p.m., Milan First Baptist Church. It will finish at Milan United Methodist Church. Info: 812-654-3401.

A free movie, “The Triumph,” a documentary about the Virgin Mary appearing in Medjugorje, will be shown Oct. 5, 4 p.m., Gibson Theatre. Info: 812-934-3404. Also, Oct. 12 and 19. 

Monday, Oct. 6

A family movie will be presented Oct. 6, 10 a.m., Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library. Info and RSVP: or 812-663-2826. 

The Daughters of Isabella will meet Oct. 6, 7 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus. Bring Chocolate Social items and extra greeting cards and religious articles. 

People Assisting Animals In Need, Batesville, offers transports to spay and neuter clinics twice monthly on first and third Mondays at the United Coalition for Animals, Cincinnati.  Fees are $35 for cats and $65 for dogs. To schedule an appointment: 812-932-DOGS or

Tuesday, Oct. 7

On Oct. 7, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will present Spooky Stories for Halloween Family Story Time, 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; and Fall Break Fun for Teens in grades 6-12, 1 p.m. Info and RSVP: or 812-663-2826. 

The Napoleon Senior Community Club will meet Oct. 7, 6 p.m., Napoleon Community Center. Bring a covered dish and table service.

Batesville Knights of St. John No. 243 will meet Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m., Knights home. 

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