Please submit news for Activities to diane.raver@batesvilleheraldtribune.com. 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.

Tuesday, June 25

On June 25, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Cosmic Cupcakes, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and the library board of trustees meeting, 4 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

The Water Show is June 25, 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m., outside the Batesville Memorial Public Library. In case of inclement weather, it will be held in the meeting room. Limited space available. RSVPs required: https://ebatesville.com/summer-reading-program/ and click on the program or call 812-934-4706.

St. Louis Catholic Church and WRBI are hosting a blood drive June 25, 1-6:30 p.m., St. Louis Parish Activities Center behind the church. To schedule an appointment: www.hoxworth.org/groups/wrbi or Hoxworth Blood Center, 800-830-1091.

Tue.-Sat., June 25-29

Tree County Players’ musical "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is June 25-28, 7 p.m., and June 29, 2 p.m., Main Street Playhouse, 634 W. Main St., Greensburg. Reserved-seat tickets are priced at $15 for adults, $12 for TCP members and $5 for children. To purchase: http://treecountyplayers.com/now-showing or 812-222-4766. Tickets may be available at the door.

Wednesday, June 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 June 26, 9:30 a.m., St. John's United Church of Christ, Huntersville. Info: Gail Miller, 812-216-7020.

The free family movie "Hotel Transylvania 3" will be shown June 26, 10 a.m., Gibson Theatre.

On June 26, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Touch-a-Truck, 10 a.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

"Remember When ... Storytime," a monthly adult storytelling program, is June 26, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library meeting room. Guests are invited to tell true stories or just listen.

Thursday, June 27

A Future Moon Mobile Planetarium will be at the Milan Branch Library June 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., as part of Ripley County Reads: One Giant Leap, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. The 20-minute presentation will take attendees back in time to the Apollo missions to witness human’s first step on the Moon and a theoretical lunar colony. Also, crafts, Kids Discovery Factory fun, storytimes, games, refreshments. Persons may register at local libraries for time slots.

On June 27, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a make-and-take craft – straw rocket, beginning at 8:30 a.m. while supplies last; and Pinterest Project of the Month, 1 and 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

The callout meeting for a new Franklin County 4-H Diesel Club Experience for teens in grades 6-12 is June 27, 3-4 p.m., Franklin County Government Center Room 206. Info or to volunteer to provide a hands-on educational presentation: Angle Riffle, ariffle@purdue.edu or 765-647-3511.

The Red Life Food Bank, 1112 Main St., Brookville, which serves Franklin County residents, is open the third Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, and the fourth Thursday including June 27 4-6 p.m.

Batesville Memorial Public Library trustees will meet June 27, 5 p.m., library.

Friday, June 28

Acoustic Final Friday, sponsored by the Woodsongs SongFarmer Music Club, is June 28, signup 6:30 p.m., music 7 p.m., Metamora Opry Barn, 19189 Pennington Road. Food is available for purchase from the Metamora Lions Club.

The Eureka Band will present a concert June 28, 8-9 p.m., Liberty Park Bandstand. Please bring blankets or lawn chairs as seating is limited. Free.

Saturday, June 29

The Oldenburg Firemen’s Festival is June 29, food, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; parade, 1 p.m., surrounding firehouse on Pearl Street. Also, The Renegades band, kiddie tractor pull, children’s games, raffle, beer garden. Proceeds will be used to operate Eagle Fire Co. of Oldenburg.

Mark Dvorak will host an acoustic jam session and sing along June 29, 1 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. At 7 p.m., he will perform a folk music concert as part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library's After Hours Concert Series. Free. Info: 812-934-4706 or ebatesville.com/after

Sonny Thurnall and Hitching Post Band will entertain June 29, 7 p.m., Metamora Performing Arts Opry Barn, 19189 Pennington Road. Jim Pelz and Scott Carnder will perform at 6. Admission is $8 at the door. Food will be available from Hav-a-Bite Diner. Info: www.metamorampa.org.

Sunday, June 30

Today is the deadline to complete the online survey that will help guide the 2020 Batesville parks master plan. Residents and non-residents can go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BatesvillePark.

Monday, July 1

July 1, noon, is the deadline to file a petition of nomination with the clerk for verification of signatures in order to place an independent candidate or minor party candidate on the Batesville or Versailles municipal election ballot. The petition must be accompanied by a candidate’s written consent to be placed on the ballot. Info: Franklin Circuit Court Clerk Neysa Raible, elections@franklincounty.in.gov or 765-647-5111, Ext. 3; Ripley County Clerk Ginger Bradford, 812-689-4783 or gbradford@ripleycounty.com.

Tuesday, July 2

Youth preK-grade 2 can meet author Morgan Scheiner and do a craft July 2, 2-3 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library meeting room. Limited space available. RSVPs required: https://ebatesville.com/summer-reading-program/ and click on the program or call 812-934-4706.

On July 2, 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.

Wednesday, July 3

The free family movie "The Grinch" will be shown July 3, 10 a.m., Gibson Theatre.

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Indiana Chapter 0813 meeting is July 3, 11 a.m., Elks Lodge, 223 E. Third St., Rushville.

Oldenburg Academy's Students in Sports booster club meets the first Wednesday of the month, including July 3, 6:30 p.m., OA student lounge.

The movie "Independence Day" will be shown free July 3, 7 p.m., Gibson Theatre, as part of Ripley County Reads: One Giant Leap, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Friday, July 5

The Eureka Band will present a concert July 5, 8-9 p.m., Liberty Park Bandstand. Please bring blankets or lawn chairs as seating is limited. Free.

Saturday, July 6

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

The Indianapolis Symphony will present its "Star-Spangled Symphony," with a fireworks finale, July 6, 8 p.m., Bill Gillespie Soccer Park, 922 Delaware Road. Gates open at 5 p.m. Free. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Refreshments available. Info: www.batesvilleindiana.us/BatesvilleISO

Sunday, July 7

A freewill donation breakfast fundraiser for Jessica Hooten is July 7, 7 a.m.-noon, Holy Family Catholic Church cafeteria. After a car accident in May, Hooten has had several extensive surgeries and will require more. Proceeds will go to the family.

Monday, July 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 July 8, 10-11 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. Info: Pastor Tommy Beatley, 812-584-3546.

On July 8, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Family Movie Monday – "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," 1 p.m.; and "First Man," 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

Persons caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia are invited to attend a monthly support group July 8, 2-3:30 p.m., Batesville Masonic Lodge, 119 W. Pearl St. Info: Linda Tuttle, 812-569-6130.

Mon.-Sat., July 8-13

The Batesville Area Arts Council presents the annual Prairie Fire Children's Theatre Camp open to youth 8-18 July 8-12, 12:30-4:45 p.m., Batesville High School auditorium. Tryouts for "Robin Hood" will be Monday. Shows will be July 12, 7 p.m., and July 13, 2 p.m. The camp is free to current BAAC members or $25 for all children in a family. To register online: https://www.baacindiana.org/events. Info: executive director Sarah Heppner, 812-933-0355 or admin@baacindiana.org.

From July 8-13, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will the Friends of the Library book sale. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

Tuesday, July 9

Silly Safaris – "Aliens: Really Weird Animals" will be presented July 9, 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library meeting room. Limited space available. RSVPs required: https://ebatesville.com/summer-reading-program/ and click on the program or call 812-934-4706.

On July 9, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Knit Night, 6 p.m., and the end of summer reading pool party, 7 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet July 9, 7 p.m., post home.

Wednesday, July 10

The free family movie "Wonder Park" will be shown July 10, 10 a.m., Gibson Theatre.

Thursday, July 11

On July 11, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a make-and-take craft – planet spiral, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. while supplies last; hot glue canvas painting teen program, 1 p.m.; Coffee, Books & More adult book discussion, 1 p.m.; and fairy garden in a tea cup, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

Kids in grades 3-8 can make galaxy night lights July 11, 11 a.m.-noon or 1-2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library annex. Limited space available. RSVPs required: https://ebatesville.com/summer-reading-program/ and click on the program or call 812-934-4706.

Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 3183 will meet July 11, 7 p.m., post home.

Friday, July 12

The Batesville Beautification League will meet July 12, noon, The Sherman.

The Eureka Band will present a concert July 12, 8-9 p.m., Liberty Park Bandstand. Please bring blankets or lawn chairs as seating is limited. Free.

Saturday, July 13

The Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association board will raffle an acoustic guitar signed by Whiskey City Summer Fest artists at the fest July 13, 3-10:30 p.m., Lawrenceburg Civic Park, 50 Short St. Free contest signup at event. No purchase is necessary, but the winner must be present. Texas blues/rock musician Delbert McClinton, Pure Grain, The Renegades and Cajun band Robin Lacy & DeZydeco will perform at the free show.

Sunday, July 14

A euchre tournament will be held July 14, 1 p.m., North Dearborn American Legion Post 452, New Alsace. Doors open at noon. Entry fee, $5. Cash payout to the four highest scores. Refreshments available. Info: 812-623-3695.

Monday, July 15

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 July 15, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. Info: 812-689-4427 or 812-756-2560.

Tuesday, July 16

On July 16, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Cook the Book Cookbook Club, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271 will meet July 16, post home, 2899 E. Legion Road, Batesville. Fellowship, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; meeting, 7:30 p.m. New members welcome.

Wednesday, July 17

The free family movie "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" will be shown July 17, 10 a.m., Gibson Theatre.

"Breweries and Distilleries in Franklin County" will be presented July 17, 6:30 p.m., Brookville Library. This is part of the Franklin County Public Library District's Hooked on History Series.

People Assisting Animals In Need is teaming up with Ohio Alley Cat Rescue (OAR) on low-cost spaying and neutering July 17. Also, Aug. 21. Prices: surgery (including rabies vaccine if not current), $50; FeLV/FIV test or microchip, $20; FVRCP or FeLV vaccine, $15; Revolution for fleas and ear mites or Cestaject for tapeworms, $10; Strongid for roundworms, $5. To sign up: Sue Hahn, 812-614-1852 or dshahn4@frontier.com.

Thursday, July 18

On July 18, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a make-and-take craft – space scene, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. while supplies last; Out of This World Science for grades 1-5, 10 a.m.; Teen Advisory board meeting, 12:30 p.m.; and canvas drawstring backpack painting, 1 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

Kids in grades 3-8 can make a galaxy potion necklace and tea light holder July 18, 11 a.m.-noon or 1-2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library annex. Limited space available. RSVPs required: https://ebatesville.com/summer-reading-program/ and click on the program or call 812-934-4706.

Friday, July 19

A Youth MOVE (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) Southeast meeting for persons 14-27 is July 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.

The Eureka Band will present a concert July 19, 8-9 p.m., Liberty Park Bandstand. Please bring blankets or lawn chairs as seating is limited. Free.

Fri.-Sat., July 19-20

The Napoleon Firemen's annual picnic is July 19-20. Friday: The Renegades, 8 p.m.-midnight; Saturday: kids pedal pull, 8 p.m.; 650 North, 8:30 p.m.-midnight; both days: beer garden, 5 p.m.-1 a.m.; Texas hold' em tournament, 7-11 p.m. ($25 buy in); food; kids' games; bingo; cash raffle. Info: 513-835-5703 or nvfd@nvfd.org

Saturday, July 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 July 20, 10 a.m.-noon. Info: FCMABrookville@gmail.com or 765-647-6183.

"Milan to Mars" is July 20, 3 p.m., Milan Branch Library, as part of Ripley County Reads: One Giant Leap, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Milan High School graduate Micah Johnson works at the Goddard Space Flight Center. Projects include the SAM (Sample Analysis Mars) unit of the Mars Rover.

The Red Life Food Bank, 1112 Main St., Brookville, which serves Franklin County residents, is open the third Saturday including July 20, 10 a.m.-noon, and the fourth Thursday, 4-6 p.m.

Monday, July 22

The Batesville Adoptive Parent Support Group meets on the fourth Monday, including July 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 or BJacobs@villages.org.

Wednesday, July 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 July 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 July 24, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library meeting room. Guests are invited to tell true stories or just listen.

On July 24, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Indiana's 2019 Legislative Update with Prosecutor Nathan Harter, 5:30 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.