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TUESDAY, OCT. 29
Lori Borgman, Indianapolis, a syndicated newspaper columnist, author and speaker, will speak Oct. 29, 2 p.m., Laurel Library; and 6 p.m., Brookville Library.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30
The 4-H Fun and Friendly Halloween is Oct. 30, 5-7 p.m., Franklin County 4-H fairgrounds, Brookville. Attendees may wear costumes to enjoy trick-or-treating, games and food. Items may be donated to a local paper pantry: toilet paper, trash bags, person hygiene products, cleaning supplies and laundry detergent.
Ivy Tech Community College Professor R.H. Nicholson presents “Into the Pit with Poe” Oct. 30, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. He will discuss author Edgar Allen Poe’s life and death.
THURSDAY, OCT. 31
Kiwanis Student Leadership Academy sophomore members will present a Boo Bash Oct. 31, 4-8 p.m., Batesville Shopping Village parking lot near the Main-Boehringer intersection. There will be a costume contest, pumpkin painting, photo shoot area, games and candy.
The Batesville Halloween parade with candy handouts by Prell-Bland American Legion members is Oct. 31, 6 p.m. The parade starts at the Batesville Memorial Pool.
Trick-or-treating in Batesville, Oldenburg and Sunman is Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m.
Batesville High School FFA members will be trick-or-treating for canned goods Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m., Hillindale Commons, Farmington Estates and Oldenburg. All donations go to the Batesville Food Pantry.
A Trunk or Treat for children under 12 in costume Oct. 31, St. John’s United Church of Christ, Huntersville, has been cancelled.
FRIDAY, NOV. 1
The Batesville Beautification League will meet Nov. 1, noon, The Sherman.
Adalaide DuBois & Family will perform folk covers and original music during First Friday Music Nov. 1, 7-8:30 p.m., Amack’s Well.
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.
A turkey dinner, which includes pie, is Nov. 2, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John Hall. Cost: adults, $10; kids 10 and under, $6. Carryouts available.
Oldenburg Academy Athletic Boosters will host a hog roast dinner, drawdown and friendraising event Nov. 2, 6-10 p.m. with the drawing beginning at 7 p.m., OA campus.
The Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association annual Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony and Concert is Nov. 2, 7 p.m., Gibson Theatre. Doors open at 6 p.m. It will include live performances and storytelling by inductees. This year’s event will feature Nashville artist and hit songwriter Radney Foster. To purchase $10 tickets: www.seimusic.org.
SAT.-SUN., NOV. 2-3
The All Saints Parish, St. John the Baptist Campus, 25743 State Road 1, Guilford (Dover), 29th annual craft show is Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m, and Nov. 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a sandwich and soup lunch, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. On Sunday, a chicken dinner will be served 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: adults, $12; kids, $6. Info: 812-576-4302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, NOV. 3
The 48th annual Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Holiday Bazaar is Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Batesville Primary School. Free admission. Proceeds go to charities and toward financial assistance to high school graduates for college expenses. Info: email@example.com.
A variety stillboard shoot is Nov. 3, noon-dark, St. Nicholas Church, Sunman. Shells provided. Lunch available. Proceeds benefit St. Nicholas School.
A Women for the Land Learning Circle is Nov. 7, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Brookville library and park. Women landowners will learn about forest management and managing invasive plants. Info: www.women4theland.org. To RSVP by Nov. 3: Katie Hardin, 765-647-2651, ext 3; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, NOV. 5
On Nov. 5, 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.
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.
On Nov. 6, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Friends of the Library afternoon of bridge, 12:30 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
A blood drive is Nov. 6, 1:30-7:30 p.m., St. Joseph American Legion Post 464, 28866 Post 464 Road, St. Leon. Appointment preferred, but walk-ins welcome. To schedule an appointment: Hoxworth Blood Center, 800-830-1091.
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.
THURSDAY, NOV. 7
On Nov. 7, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will present the Rest, Relax and Rejuvenate adult program, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
FRIDAY, NOV. 8
A veterans appreciation steak dinner is Nov. 15, Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271, 2899 E. Legion Road, Batesville. Social hour, 5-6 p.m.; dinner, 6 p.m. All veterans are invited. RSVP by Nov. 8: Jim Hodges, 812-363-3440.
SATURDAY, NOV. 9
The Delta Theta Tau Sorority Craft Show is Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Brookville Elementary School.
The 56th annual Batesville United Methodist Church Turkey Dinner is Nov. 9, 4-6:30 p.m. Meals are served carryout style with seating available for those wishing to eat at the church. Info: 812-934-3137.
A Pink Pajama Party is Nov. 9, 7-11 p.m., Brookville Volunteer Fire Department and Schilling Center, 900 Mill St., Brookville. Proceeds will be given to area residents with breast cancer for expenses. Spa services, basket raffle, quarter auction, food, vendor booths. Tickets at $20 in advance: Kirshell Lovins, 765-265-8734 or email@example.com; and $25 at the door. To schedule mammograms for uninsured or underinsured: 859-655-7400.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10
A euchre tournament will be held Nov. 10, American Legion Post 452, New Alsace. Doors open at noon, and games begin at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $5. Cash payout to the four highest scores. Refreshments available for purchase. Tournaments are held monthly. Info: 812-623-3695.
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
The Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children When Life Gives you Lemons fundraising dinner is Nov. 12, 5:30-8:30 p.m., RomWeber Marketplace Party Place. Tickets are $40 a person or $290 for a table of eight. Proceeds will help abused and neglected children in Ripley and Jefferson counties. Info and tickets: www.voicesforchildren.net, click on Events; or 812-274-0877.
On Nov. 12, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will present the family movie “Toy Story 4” and Knit Night, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
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.
The Southeastern Indiana YMCA Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K/10K Walk/Run is Nov. 28, 8 a.m. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. Ages 10 and up who register at www.siymca.org by Nov. 12 will receive a T-shirt. Cost: $20. Kids under 10 run free and receive goodie bags. Info or to volunteer to help with the race: Jacob Garvin, 812-934-6006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
A card party is held the second and fourth Wednesdays, including Nov. 13, 1-4 p.m., St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.
On Nov. 13, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will present Robo Coders for grades 4-12, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
THURSDAY, NOV. 14
On Nov. 14, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Coffee, Books & More adult book discussion, 1 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
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.
Batesville Intermediate School is supporting the Grain of Rice Project, which helps Kenyan families living in poverty, by hosting a read-a-thon fundraiser through Nov. 15. A pledge form is available at https://batesvilleinschools.com/bis or contributors may mail or drop off checks by Nov. 22 to BIS, 707 W. Columbus Ave., Batesville, IN 47006. Info: 812-934-5701.
NOV. 15-16, 22-23
Training to become a Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children Court-Appointed Special Advocate is Nov. 15-16 and 22-23 (Friday nights and all day Saturdays), Madison. To complete a volunteer application: http://www.voicesforchildren.net/get-involved/volunteer.
SATURDAY, NOV. 16
On Nov. 16, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will present science story time for ages 3-6, 10 a.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
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.
The Basement Brass Quintet will perform Nov. 16, 7-9 p.m., as part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library After Hours Concert Series. The concert is supported by the Batesville Area Arts Council and Friends of the Library.
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.
The Southeastern Indiana Right to Life will meet Nov. 18, 7 p.m. Info and for location: 812-934-4054 or 812-662-1235.
TUESDAY, NOV. 19
On Nov. 19, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will present the Treats for Turkey Day family program, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20
On Nov. 20, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will present Robo Coders for grades 4-12, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
THURSDAY, NOV. 21
On Nov. 21, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will present the Marvel vs DC Party for grades 4-12, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
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.
TUESDAY, NOV. 26
Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library trustees will meet Nov. 26, 4 p.m., library. Info: 812-663-2826.
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.
On Nov. 27, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will present the family movie “The Lion King,” 1 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
A card party is held the second and fourth Wednesdays, including Nov. 27, 1-4 p.m., St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.
“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.
THURSDAY, NOV. 28
A number of model trains and beautifully-decorated Christmas trees are on exhibit Nov. 28 after 3 p.m., Batesville Historical Center, 15 W. George St.
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