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, Aug. 13

A day of Quiet Renewal will be presented Aug. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20-$70. Info and RSVP: http://www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/ or 812-933-6437.

A book discussion of "The Martian" by Andy Weir, the story of Mark Watney, an astronaut stranded alone on Mars, will be led by Nancy Durham Aug. 13, 6 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library, as part of Ripley County Reads: One Giant Leap, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Info: Terri Trowbridge, ripleycountytourism@gmail.com or 812-689-7431.

On Aug. 13, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Knit Night, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

Ripley County Democrats will meet Aug. 13, Democratic headquarters, 103 W. Tyson St., Versailles. Dinner, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m.

Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet Aug. 13, 7 p.m., post home.

The Gold Dust Girls will perform at the free Music on the Bricks Aug. 13, 7-9 p.m., Ripley Street, downtown Osgood. Bring lawn chairs and coolers.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

An informational meeting on group spiritual companioning will be held Aug. 14, 1-2 p.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. The OFC will host a group the second Wednesday of the month from September through May, 1-3:30 p.m. or 6-8:30 p.m. The cost for this is $180 for the series or $20 per session. Registrations must be received by Sept. 4. Info: http://www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/ or 812-933-6437.

A membership drive and 7-up card tourney is Aug. 14, Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271, 2899 E. Legion Road, Batesville. Happy hour, 5 p.m.; chicken dinner, 6 p.m.; cards, 7 p.m. Members and veterans invited.

Thursday, Aug. 15

Ripley County deputy prosecutors Shane Tucker and Ryan Marshall will speak at the Ripley County Drug Awareness Coalition lunch and learn session Aug. 15, 11:30 a.m., Osgood Town Hall, 147 W. Ripley St. To RSVP: https://bit.ly/2RVtWxN

Friday, Aug. 16

A Youth MOVE (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) Southeast meeting for persons 14-27 is Aug. 16, 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.

A Trivia Night and Southeastern Indiana YMCA Annual Campaign Kick-off is Aug. 19, 5:30 p.m. meal, 6 p.m. game, Izzy’s at Hillcrest. Tickets, which include meals, cost $25 per person or $150 for a table of six. To purchase your tickets by Aug. 16: stop by the Y, 812-934-6006 or siymca.org.

Boys and girls in grades K-5 and their families are invited to meet local Cub Scouts and leaders and learn about upcoming events during a kick-off campfire Aug. 16, 6:30-8 p.m., Camp Mesty. The event is free for all current scouts and those interested in joining. Info: Chris Rudolf, oxrudolf@gmail.com or 812-363-0174.

Saturday, Aug. 17

All are welcome at a Brum Woods work day Aug. 17, 8 a.m.-noon. Volunteers should meet at the Liberty Park maintenance building. Info: parks commissioner Mike Baumer, 812-212-0603.

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 Aug. 17, 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 Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-noon, and the fourth Thursday, 4-6 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 18

The St. Nicholas Annual Church Picnic is Aug. 18. All-you-can-eat chicken or roast beef dinners served 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Carryouts available until 6 p.m. Also, turtle soup, games.

On Aug. 18, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Billy Yank, common soldier for the Union, homecoming luncheon, noon. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

A euchre tournament will be held Aug. 18, 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, Aug. 19

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 Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. Info: 812-689-4427 or 812-756-2560.

A Food and Growers Association gathering is Aug. 19, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Ande Schewe's permaculture gardens, 5:30-8:30 p.m., 2030 E. County Road 300 N., Milan. Attendees should bring a dish to share with a serving spoon, plates/bowls, cups and utensils. Water will be provided. There will be a garden tour. Info: 513-805-9298.

Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 3183 will meet Aug. 19, 7 p.m., post home.

The Southeastern Indiana Right to Life will meet Aug. 19, 7 p.m. Info and for location: 812-934-4054 or 812-662-1235.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

On Aug. 20, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host make-and-take Tuesday – vacation photo holder, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. while supplies last; and You ART to be Creating, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

A Space Poetry Slam interactive discussion for ages 13 and up facilitated by Adam Henze is Aug. 20, 12:30 p.m., Tyson Public Library, as part of Ripley County Reads: One Giant Leap, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Henze is the director of a poetry writing and performance camp for high school youth.

Fall gardening is the topic at a monthly Library of Seeds Program Aug. 20, 6 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.

Those interested in participating in the Ripley County CROP (Christian Rural Overseas Program) Walk to benefit the hungry are invited to a recruiting meeting Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m, St. Peter's United Church of Christ (Finks church), Osgood. Donation envelopes and other informational materials will be available. The walk will be held Oct. 1, 1:30 p.m., at the church. Participants can walk the entire 6.2 miles or the golden mile. Info: Pastor Sandy Gruell, 812-852-4503 (leave a message).

Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271 will meet Aug. 20, post home, 2899 E. Legion Road, Batesville. Fellowship, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; meeting, 7:30 p.m. New members welcome.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

"The 10 Most Endangered Landmarks in Indiana and the Valley House, an Endangered Landmarks Success Story" will be presented Aug. 21, 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 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, Aug. 22

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 Aug. 22, 4-6 p.m.

On Aug. 22, 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.

Friday, Aug. 23

A Sip, Snack and Stroll, sponsored by the Batesville Area Historical Society, is Aug. 23, 5:30 p.m., Batesville Historical Center garden. Hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music and museum exhibit tour, then historical walking tour of Batesville’s north side with food and drink samples. Reservations are $35 for nonmembers, or join BAHS and pay $30. To RSVP: Carolyn Dieckmann, 812-212-9832 or 812-934-3266. Info: batesvilleareahistoricalsociety.org.

The Movie "RBG" will be screened Aug. 23, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: http://www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/ or 812-933-6437.

Saturday, Aug. 24

The Southeast Indiana Walk to end Alzheimer’s, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Cincinnati Chapter, is Aug. 24, 9 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. ceremony, 10 a.m. 2-mile walk on the same route as last year, Liberty Park. Although there is no registration fee, participants are encouraged to collect donations. To register as a team or person, volunteer or donate: https://bit.ly/2Xqo4C. Info: Hannah Volz, hvolz@alz.org or 513-721-5284.

"When East Meets West: How Your Faith Enhances Mine" will be presented Aug. 24, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45 includes lunch. Info and RSVP: http://www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/ or 812-933-6437.

The Buddy Riley Memorial Poker Run is Aug. 24, 1 p.m., with motorcycles and jeeps welcome. Registration, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kopp Cycles. After party at Batesville Eagles, family friendly and open to public. Poker hands drawn (for ages 21 and up), 7 p.m. Cost: $20, includes poker hand and dinner; $10, dinner only (served 5-7:30 p.m.). Live music, 8-11 p.m. Also, 50/50 raffle. Proceeds benefit One Community One Family's youth and family empowerment programs. Info: Kathy Riley, 812-212-2420.

Dan Mobley will sing and play tunes in the style of Jimmy Buffet as part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library's After Hours Concert Series Aug. 24, 7 p.m. Free. Info: 812-934-4706 or ebatesville.com/after

Sunday, Aug. 25

Coffee Talk: Praying With Nature will be presented Aug. 25, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill offering. Info: http://www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/ or 812-933-6437.

Monday, Aug. 26

The Batesville Adoptive Parent Support Group meets on the fourth Monday, including Aug. 26, 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.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

On Aug. 27, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the library's board of trustees meeting, 4 p.m.; Teen Advisory Board meeting, 5:30 p.m.; and Succulents and Flower Pot Painting for grades 4-12, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

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 Aug. 28, 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 Aug. 28, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library meeting room. Guests are invited to tell true stories or just listen.

Monday, Sept. 2

The St. Anthony's Church, Morris, Labor Day Festival is Sept. 2. Chicken or roast beef dinners, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; outside lunch stand, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; games; raffles; kids' activities.

Tuesday, Sept. 3

The Batesville Knights of St. John Commandery 243 will meet Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m., Knights hall.

The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, administered by the Franklin County Community Foundation, will provide one outstanding Franklin County high school student with full tuition and fees, and an allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis at an Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university. Applications, available at www.franklincountyindiana.com under the Scholarships tab, must be submitted online by 11:30 p.m. Sept. 3. Info: 765-647-6810.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Indiana Chapter 0813 meeting is Sept. 4, 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 Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m., OA student lounge.

Friday, Sept. 6

The Batesville Beautification League will meet Sept. 6, noon, The Sherman.

Saturday, Sept. 7

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

Sunday, Sept. 8

A euchre tournament will be held Sept. 8, 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, Sept. 9

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 Sept. 9, 10-11 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. Info: Pastor Tommy Beatley, 812-584-3546.

Persons caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia are invited to attend a monthly support group Sept. 9, 2-3:30 p.m., Batesville Masonic Lodge, 119 W. Pearl St. Info: Linda Tuttle, 812-569-6130.

Tuesday, Sept. 10

Charla Nash will discuss canning during a three-week series, "Preserving for Your Pantry and Future Garden," Sept. 10, 6 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.

Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet Sept. 10, 7 p.m., post home.

A solo card party is Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John hall.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

Tax Planning 101, third in a free four-part financial series with lunch offered by Giesting Financial, is Sept. 11, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. To register: ebatesville.com, click on calendar and event.

Monday, Sept. 16

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 Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. Info: 812-689-4427 or 812-756-2560.

Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 3183 will meet Sept. 16, 7 p.m., post home.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Charla Nash will discuss freezing and dehydrating during a three-week series, "Preserving for Your Pantry and Future Garden," Sept. 17, 6 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.

Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271 will meet Sept. 17, post home, 2899 E. Legion Road, Batesville. Fellowship, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; meeting, 7:30 p.m. New members welcome.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

"Houses of the Future: The Fabulous Lustrons and Mail-Order Kit Houses" will be presented Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m., Brookville Library. This is part of the Franklin County Public Library District's Hooked on History Series.

Friday, Sept. 20

A Youth MOVE (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) Southeast meeting for persons 14-27 is Sept. 20, 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, Sept. 21

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 Sept. 21, 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 Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-noon, and the fourth Thursday, 4-6 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 23

The Batesville Adoptive Parent Support Group meets on the fourth Monday, including Sept. 23, 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.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Missy Watkins will discuss saving seeds during a three-week series, "Preserving for Your Pantry and Future Garden," Sept. 24, 6 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

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 Sept. 25, 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 Sept. 25, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library meeting room. Guests are invited to tell true stories or just listen.

Thursday, Sept. 26

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 Sept. 26, 4-6 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 29

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 ebatesville.com/after

Tuesday, Oct. 1

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

Wednesday, Oct. 2

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.

Friday, Oct. 4

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

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

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.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

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.

Sunday, Oct. 13

A euchre tournament will be held Oct. 13, 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, Oct. 14

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 Oct. 14, 10-11 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. Info: Pastor Tommy Beatley, 812-584-3546.

Persons caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia are invited to attend a monthly support group Oct. 14, 2-3:30 p.m., Batesville Masonic Lodge, 119 W. Pearl St. Info: Linda Tuttle, 812-569-6130.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

Garden cleanup is the topic at a monthly Library of Seeds Program Oct. 15, 6 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

"Franklin County Coverlets and Their Makers" will be presented Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m., Brookville Library. This is part of the Franklin County Public Library District's Hooked on History Series.

Friday, Oct. 18

A Youth MOVE (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) Southeast meeting for persons 14-27 is Oct. 18, 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, Oct. 19

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 Oct. 19, 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 Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-noon, and the fourth Thursday, 4-6 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 21

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 Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. Info: 812-689-4427 or 812-756-2560.

Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 3183 will meet Oct. 21, 7 p.m., post home.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

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 Oct. 23, 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 Oct. 23, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library meeting room. Guests are invited to tell true stories or just listen.

Thursday, Oct. 24

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 Oct. 24, 4-6 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 28

The Batesville Adoptive Parent Support Group meets on the fourth Monday, including Oct. 28, 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.

Friday, Nov. 1

The Batesville Beautification League will meet Nov. 1, noon, The Sherman.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Large trash items will be picked up from Batesville residences with Rumpke garbage collection Nov. 2. Collection begins at 5 a.m., so citizens are encouraged to set items curbside the night before. To read a list of acceptable and unacceptable items: https://batesvilleindiana.us/resident-resources/garbage-collection/

A Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast is Nov. 2, 6-10 a.m. Adults, $7; children 6-12, $5; under 6, free. Carryouts available. Info: Paul Deal, 812-934-4195.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

The Batesville Knights of St. John Commandery 243 will meet Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m., Knights hall.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Indiana Chapter 0813 meeting is Nov. 6, 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 Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m., OA student lounge.

Monday, Nov. 11

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

Persons caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia are invited to attend a monthly support group Nov. 11, 2-3:30 p.m., Batesville Masonic Lodge, 119 W. Pearl St. Info: Linda Tuttle, 812-569-6130.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet Nov. 12, 7 p.m., post home.

A solo card party is Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John hall.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Health Care 101, last in a free four-part financial series with lunch offered by Giesting Financial, is Nov. 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. To register: ebatesville.com, click on calendar and event.

Friday, Nov. 15

A Youth MOVE (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) Southeast meeting for persons 14-27 is Nov. 15, 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, Nov. 16

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 Nov. 16, 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 Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-noon, and the fourth Thursday, 4-6 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 18

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 Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. Info: 812-689-4427 or 812-756-2560.

Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 3183 will meet Nov. 18, 7 p.m., post home.

Monday, Nov. 25

The Batesville Adoptive Parent Support Group meets on the fourth Monday, including Nov. 25, 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, Nov. 27

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 Nov. 27, 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 Nov. 27, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library meeting room. Guests are invited to tell true stories or just listen.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

The Batesville Knights of St. John Commandery 243 will meet Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., Knights hall.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Indiana Chapter 0813 meeting is Dec. 4, 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 Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m., OA student lounge.

Friday, Dec. 6

The Batesville Beautification League will meet Dec. 6, noon, The Sherman.

Saturday, Dec. 7

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

Monday, Dec. 9

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 Dec. 9, 10-11 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. Info: Pastor Tommy Beatley, 812-584-3546.

Persons caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia are invited to attend a monthly support group Dec. 9, 2-3:30 p.m., Batesville Masonic Lodge, 119 W. Pearl St. Info: Linda Tuttle, 812-569-6130.

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet Dec. 10, 7 p.m., post home.

A solo card party is Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John hall.

Saturday, Dec. 14

Lee Murdock & Blue Horizon will perform songs that combine ragtime, Irish, blues and folk styles as part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library's After Hours Concert Series Dec. 14, 7 p.m. Free. Info: 812-934-4706 or ebatesville.com/after

Monday, Dec. 16

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 Dec. 16, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. Info: 812-689-4427 or 812-756-2560.

Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 3183 will meet Dec. 16, 7 p.m., post home.

Friday, Dec. 20

A Youth MOVE (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) Southeast meeting for persons 14-27 is Dec. 20, 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, Dec. 21

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 Dec. 21, 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 Dec. 21, 10 a.m.-noon, and the fourth Thursday, 4-6 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 23

The Batesville Adoptive Parent Support Group meets on the fourth Monday, including Dec. 23, 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

Thursday, Dec. 26

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 Dec. 26, 4-6 p.m.

Items listed in the Activities section are reserved for nonprofit organizations and government agency-sponsored events. Free seminars and services offered to the public will also be considered for publication provided the events are held at nonbusiness locations (i.e., public parks and libraries). Businesses offering free or paid products and services at their locations should contact a sales representative at The Herald-Tribune for paid advertising space.

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