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.
Tuesday, April 16
Meth is the topic of the Ripley County Drug Awareness Coalition Knowledge is the Key to Prevention lunch and learn program April 18, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Osgood Town Hall, 147 W. Ripley St. Trooper Chip Ayers of the Indiana State Police Clandestine Laboratory Team and Ripley County Health Department administrator Holley Rose are the speakers. To order a free lunch by April 16, noon: email wrap choice (Italian with provolone, ham-Swiss cheese or pulled chicken-bacon-cheddar) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On April 16, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host make-and-take Tuesday – Easter craft, all day while supplies last; YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m.; and You ART to be Creating – sculpey bugs for your planter adult program, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Wednesday, April 17
Margaret Mary Health will offer a free prostate cancer screening April 17, beginning at 5 p.m., Occupational Health and Wellness Center, 1051 State Road 229 N., Batesville. Appointments are required: 812-933-5583.
"Brookville: Its Beginnings Rediscovered" will be presented April 17, 6:30 p.m., Brookville Library. This is part of the Franklin County Public Library District's Hooked on History series.
April 17-18 and 22
On April 17-18 and 22, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Thursday, April 18
A BIG MOOD LIVE podcast hosted by Batesville High School English teacher Paul Satchwill is April 18, 7 p.m., BHS auditorium. He will chat with superintendent Paul Ketcham and two BHS students about making schools a better place for all learners. To order free tickets: https://www.paulsatchwill.com, click on BIG MOOD LIVE; or on the BAAC Facebook page under the Events section.
Thu.-Fri., April 18-19
Batesville Water Utility employees will be flushing water mains April 18 beginning at 5 a.m. and April 19 beginning at 6 a.m. Customers may notice fluctuations in water pressure, and the dark color of the water may be unsightly to drink and may stain clothing during washing. Info: Eric Laker, 812-934-3811 during business hours or 812-212-8532 before business hours.
Thu.-Sun., April 18-21
A Holy Week retreat will be presented April 18-21, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $350. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
Friday, April 19
A Youth MOVE (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) Southeast meeting for persons 14-27 is April 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.
Saturday, April 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 April 20, 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 April 20, 10 a.m.-noon, and the fourth Thursday, 4-6 p.m.
The Oldenburg Academy Alumni Association's annual Easter egg hunt for kids ages 10 and under is April 20, 10 a.m., OA and Sisters of St. Francis grounds, Oldenburg. Afterwards, refreshments will be served in the ICA Hall dining room.
The Batesville United Methodist Church Easter egg hunt is April 20, 10 a.m., church grounds, for toddlers up to age 12. Refreshments and prizes.
Children of all ages can meet the Easter Bunny and create a holiday craft April 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: 812-934-4706.
Kids fifth grade and under can join in the New Point Kiwanis Club Easter egg hunt April 20, 1 p.m., Salt Creek Township Park, New Point.
The St. Peters United Church of Christ, Osgood, Easter egg hunt for kids up to age 10 is April 20, 2 p.m.
April 21 and 28
"Raise the Crown," the 39th annual ecumenical Easter Cantata, will be presented April 21, 6 a.m., and April 28, 7 p.m., St. John's United Church of Christ, Huntersville.
Monday, April 22
The Batesville Adoption Support Group for adoptive parents meets on the fourth Monday, including April 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.
Tuesday, April 23
The public can learn about the importance of getting a good night’s sleep during a free presentation by Brooke Coffman of the Margaret Mary Health Sleep Lab April 23, 11 a.m., Southeastern Indiana YMCA. To register: 812-934-6006.
On April 23, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m.; and spring umbrella decorating for grades 4-12, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Wednesday, April 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 April 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 April 24, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library meeting room. Guests are invited to tell true stories or just listen.
On April 24, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
The Batesville FFA Chapter's annual awards banquet is April 24, 6 p.m., Batesville High School cafeteria. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Following dinner, FFA members will be recognized for their accomplishments. Cost: $10 or $4 for kids ages 6 and under. For tickets, contact FFA members or adviser Cassie Wallpe, 812-934-4384.
Thursday, April 25
On April 25, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Pinterest Project of the Month – wooden spoon plant pokes, 1 and 6 p.m.; and YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
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 April 25, 4-6 p.m.
Area residents may join the Indiana Department of Child Services, Prevent Child Abuse Indiana and Kids First Trust Fund to recognize the role of the community in protecting Indiana’s most vulnerable youth April 25, 5-7 p.m., Tyson Activity Center, 100 N. High St., Versailles. Carnival-themed family fun, guest speakers talking about their own experiences in the child welfare system and how the community can assist in the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
Friday, April 26
A Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District tree giveaway and food drive is April 26, beginning at 9 a.m., 10165 Oxford Pike, Brookville. Over 700 tree seedlings will be available on a first come, first served basis. There is a limit of five trees per person. Canned food donations for local food pantries are appreciated.
Healthy Kids Day is free to all, not just members, April 26, 5-7 p.m., outside of the Southeastern Indiana YMCA (in the gray gym if rainy). Bounce house, STEM activities, face painting, ambulance, firetruck, cookout and activity booths. To RSVP to insure enough supplies: 812-934-6006.
Movie Night: "Leave no Trace" will be presented April 26, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
The Batesville Community Education Foundation is sponsoring a “You’ve Made a Difference” spring campaign to honor Batesville Community School Corp. employees. The deadline is April 26 to donate at least $10 for a sign with the employee’s name, which will be placed outside the school. To donate: http://batesvilleeducationfoundation.org/get-involved/honor-a-teacher/ or Anne Wilson, 812-934-2194.
The deadline to register for the Michaela Farm, 3127 State Road 229, Oldenburg, Community-Supported Agriculture program is April 26 for 20 weeks of produce. To register: oldenburgfranciscans.org, click on the CSA tab. Info: email@example.com or 812-933-0661.
The public is invited to the 21st Century Homemakers Program sponsored by Ripley County Extension Homemakers May 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., South Ripley Elementary School, Versailles. Indiana State Police Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, the Versailles District public information officer, will speak. Attendees will choose four 45-minute sessions out of eight offered. The $15 registration fee, due by April 26, includes a small breakfast, lunch and door prizes. To request a registration form: Rachael Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-689-6511.
Saturday, April 27
Shadow Retrieval Work: What Does Your Shadow Project? will be presented April 27, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45-$65 includes lunch. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
In observance of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the Batesville Lions Club will be giving away 100 Norway spruce and 100 Hazelnut trees April 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Batesville Shopping Village parking lot. There is a limit of two trees per person.
The St. Nicholas, Sunman, turtle soup supper is April 27, 4-8 p.m. Carryouts available. Raffle and games. Info: 812-623-2964.
A tenderloin dinner is April 27, 5-7:30 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, Hubbells Corner. Freewill offering.
The Southeast Indiana Youth Orchestra spring concert is April 27, 7 p.m., Greendale Baptist Church. Free.
Sunday, April 28
Coffee Talk: Mother Marianne Cope will be presented April 28, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
Monday, April 29
On April 29, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
A Ripley County Relay for Life team captains meeting is April 29, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library, after the 6 p.m. leadership meeting. To register a team: https://bit.ly/2YM1ul9. Info: co-chairs Samantha Smith, email@example.com or 812-621-7294; or Carrie Oppelt, firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-212-5784.
Tuesday, April 30
On April 30, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the library trustees meeting, 4 p.m.; and YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Wednesday, May 1
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Indiana Chapter 0813 meeting is May 1, 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 May 1, 6:30 p.m., OA student lounge.
Friday, May 3
The Batesville Beautification League will meet May 3, noon, The Sherman.
Adelaide DuBois & Family, St. Mary's, will entertain at First Friday Music May 3, 7-8:30 p.m., Amack’s Well.
Saturday, May 4
Large trash items will be picked up from Batesville residences with Rumpke garbage collection May 4. 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 May 4, 6-10 a.m. Adults, $7; children 6-12, $5; under 6, free. Carryouts available. Info: Paul Deal, 812-934-4195.
Safe Sitter Training will be offered May 4 and June 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Southeastern Indiana YMCA. Students in grades 6-8 may choose one date. The program prepares kids to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. The fee is $40, which includes lunch. Info and to register: stop by, 812-934-6006; or Karen Moore, email@example.com.
Sunday, May 6
The Batesville Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1130 will hold an election of officers May 6, 2-6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 7
The Batesville Knights of St. John Commandery 243 will meet May 7, 7:30 p.m., Knights hall.
Thursday, May 9
Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 3183 will meet May 9, 7 p.m., post home.
Monday, May 13
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 May 13, 10-11 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. Info: Pastor Tommy Beatley, 812-584-3546.
Tuesday, May 14
Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet May 14, 7 p.m., post home.
A solo card party is May 14, 7:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John hall.
Friday, May 17
A Youth MOVE (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) Southeast meeting for persons 14-27 is May 17, 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, May 18
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 May 18, 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 May 18, 10 a.m.-noon, and the fourth Thursday, 4-6 p.m.
Troubadours of Divine Bliss will perform songs on the guitar and accordion as part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library's After Hours Concert Series May 18, 7 p.m. Free. Info: 812-934-4706 or ebatesville.com/after