Please submit news for Activities to email@example.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.
Saturday, Aug. 31
The 26th annual Metamora Grade School Reunion is Aug. 31, noon, old school grounds shelter house. Attendees should bring a covered dish for pitch-in lunch and their own beverages. Info: Jim Hunter, 812-350-8253.
Sat., Aug. 31-Mon., Sept. 2
The Batesville Memorial Pool is open Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 1-6 p.m. Its final day is Sept. 2, noon-5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 1
The Food and Growers Association Amazing Race Challenge: Ready. Set. Grow. is Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m., downtown Batesville. Competitors on teams of two to five will complete challenges and learn about local food as they visit local businesses and farmers at the market. Prizes will be awarded. The fee is $25 per participant. Children participating must be at least 10 and accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Persons must register by Sept. 1 to get T-shirts: https://bit.ly/2yWTUZd
Monday, Sept. 2
The 99th annual St. Peter’s Labor Day Festival is Sept. 2. Chicken dinners, 10:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; carryout dinners; homemade turtle soup; lunch stand; raffle.
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 Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Historical Book and Film Club Sept. 3, 3 and 7 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
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.
Contemplative Prayer will be presented Sept. 4, 3-4:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/ or 812-933-6437.
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.
The East Central High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and FFA will sponsor a smoked pork chop/grilled chicken breast dinner Sept. 6, 5-7 p.m., ECHS cafeteria. It will be served before the East Central vs. Harrison varsity football game. Cost: $10. Carryouts available. To reserve tickets in advance: Brenda Osman, 812-576-4811, Ext. 11302.
The Franklin County Democratic Party Fall Fundraiser is Sept. 6, Shilling Center, 900 Mill St., Brookville. Doors open, 5 p.m.; dinner, 6 p.m.; live auction, 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 at the door. RSVP: Tom Vohland, email@example.com or 513-593-2345.
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.
The annual Batesville Rotary Club Fall Golf Outing is Sept. 7, 10 a.m., at Cricket Ridge Golf Course. Nine holes. $40/player includes lunch. Info: Margie Walke, firstname.lastname@example.org, 812-871-6026.
Sunday, Sept. 8
A chicken dinner will be served Sept. 8, 11 a.m.-
1:30 p.m., St. John United Church of Christ, Penntown. Freewill offering. Also, country store, silent auction.
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
A Day of Quiet Renewal will be presented Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20-$70. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/ or 812-933-6437.
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.
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Knit Night, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
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.
A card party is held the second and fourth Wednesdays, including Sept. 11, 1-4 p.m., St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.
Thursday, Sept. 12
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Coffee, Books & More Adult Book Discussion Sept. 12, 1 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Thu.-Sat., Sept. 12-14
The Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library used book and media sale is Sept. 12-14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., library annex, 10 W. Boehringer St. Prices are $1 for hardbacks, CDs and DVDs and 50 cents for paperbacks. A $2 a bag special starts Saturday at 3 p.m. Proceeds will be used to help pay for library materials and programs. Donations of gently used books, CDs, and DVDs are still being accepted. They can be put on the Friends’ shelves in the library lobby.
Saturday, Sept. 14
HealthRHYTHMS Empowerment Drumming will be presented Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20. Pre-registration required. Space is limited. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/ or 812-933-6437.
Sunday, Sept. 15
The St. Louis Church Festival is Sept. 15. Chicken and roast beef dinners served 11 a.m.-4 p.m, Activity Center. Cost: adults, $11; kids 10 and under, $6. Also, turtle soup sale, raffles, games. Info: 812-934-3204.
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.
The Southeastern Indiana Right to Life will meet Sept. 16, 7 p.m. Info and for location: 812-934-4054 or 812-662-1235.
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.
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Cook the Book Club Sept. 17, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
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
Persons may schedule mammograms by the St. Elizabeth Healthcare mobile mammography unit Sept. 18, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Ripley County Health Department, 102 W. 1st North St., Versailles. They are covered by most insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. To register: 859-655-7400.
“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.
Thursday, Sept. 19
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Make a Bird Feeder Family Program Sept. 19, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
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 New Alsace Conservation Club’s 13th annual Golf Outing is Sept. 21, 8 a.m. tee off, North Branch Golf Course, 8492 E. Base Road, Greensburg. Cost: $260 per four-man team. A $65 deposit is required. All proceeds will help send fifth- and sixth-graders to the Karl E. Kelly Memorial Officer’s Conservation Youth Camp. Info and to sign up: Rob Seig, 812-209-9099 or email@example.com or Mark Lewis, 812-221-0030.
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
On Sept. 24, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the library board of trustees meeting, 4 p.m.; and Make Your own Scrapbook or Smash Book for grades 4-12, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
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.
A card party is held the second and fourth Wednesdays, including Sept. 25, 1-4 p.m., St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.
“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.
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Pinterest Project of the Month Sept. 26, 1 and 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Saturday, Sept. 28
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: www.nhrinc.org/harvesthustle.
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: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/ or 812-933-6437.
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
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: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/ 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 ebatesville.com/after