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Friday, April 12
The New Point Community Volunteer Fire Department will have a fish fry April 12, 5-8 p.m.
Fri.-Sat., April 12-13
Batesville High School's Drama Club and Music Department will present "Grease: School Version" April 12-13, 7 p.m., auditorium. Tickets at $8 for adults and $5 for students can be purchased at the door.
The Franklin County High School Drama Department presents the musical "Grease: The School Version" April 12-13, 7 p.m., auditorium. Tickets at $7 for adults and $5 for students will be available at the door starting 45 minutes before the show.
Saturday, April 13
The Southeastern Indiana FARM Club Swap Meet and Flea Market is April 13, 8 a.m.-noon, Ripley County Fairgrounds Park, Osgood. Farm, lawn, garden, workshop, antiques, collectables and vehicle items. Admission is $3. Kids under 12 get in free. Info: Chris Schmaltz, 812-654-3949; www.farmclubonline.com.
Teens high school age and older and adults may participate in a Community Service Day April 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Fear Factory at RomWeber Marketplace. Volunteers will help makeover the haunted house. Water and lunch will be provided. Dress should include closed-toed shoes, comfortable clothing that can get dirty and work gloves, if you have them. Students may receive community service hour certification. Info: fearfactorybatesville.com.
On April 13, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Battle of the Books, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
A free breakfast with the Easter Bunny is April 13, 10:30 a.m., followed by an egg hunt for kids 10 and under, 11 a.m., Sunman Community Park. It is sponsored by the Sunman Beautification Committee, town, park board and chamber of commerce.
The Ripley County Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt for kids up to age 10 is April 13, 11 a.m., near the Versailles State Park swimming pool. The park fee will be waived that morning.
The Batesville Area Easter Egg Hunt, presented by Batesville Christian Church, is April 13, Batesville High School football field. Beginning at noon, there will be games and door prizes followed by egg hunts for kids 10 and under, 1 p.m. To preregister: https://bit.ly/2YXtWAo or register the day of the event.
A community Easter egg hunt planned by Rockdale United Methodist Church is April 13, 1:30 p.m., 1195 Johnson Fork Road, Franklin County. It is for kids up to age 10. The rain date is April 20.
The free Art in Nature IV Community Art Show is April 13, 3-5 p.m. Versailles State Park Recreation Hall. Refreshments and live music. The show, planned by the Ripley County Tourism Bureau, is made possible with support by the Indiana Arts Commission and Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
A fried chicken dinner will be served April 13, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183. Cost: adults, $10; kids 10 and under, $5. Carryouts available. Public welcome.
The Austin Rohrig Endowment Dinner & Dance is April 13, Milan Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Doors open at 5 p.m. Cost: $7 per person or $20 per family. Food, music, auction, raffle, door prizes. Proceeds benefit sudden infant death syndrome research and local scholarships and youth programs.
R.J. Spangler and his quartet, featuring T-Bone Paxton, will perform jazz and blues tunes as part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library's After Hours Concert Series April 13, 7 p.m. Free. Info: 812-934-4706 or ebatesville.com/after
Sunday, April 14
The New Alsace Conservation Club Sausage and Pancake Breakfast is April 14, 7:30 a.m.-noon, New Alsace Conservation Club. Cost: adults, $9; kids under 10, $4; under 3, free.
A variety stillboard shoot is April 14, noon, St. Nicholas Church, Sunman. Shells provided. Lunch available. Proceeds benefit St. Nicholas School.
The Project T3 (Totes for Tots and Teens) Coin Paddle Auction is April 14, 2 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets at $15 are available at Lisa’s Sew & Tux and Joan’s T-Shirt Printing. Tickets and details: Lisa Haessig, 812-934-2585 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: www.projectt3.com.
The Golden Gate Community Choir will present "Champion of Love," a Palm Sunday/Easter cantata, April 14, 7 p.m., Damm Theatre, Osgood. Freewill offerings accepted.
Monday, April 15
People Assisting Animals in Need is offering a low-cost spay and neuter clinic April 15. Pets are transported by the United Coalition for Animals to its facility at 2830 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, where the sterilization surgeries are performed. Pets are dropped off Monday morning at the PAAIN office, 120 S. Sycamore St., to be transported in a specialized van to the clinic, where they stay overnight. The next day, the animals are delivered back to Batesville and can be picked up at the same location. Cost: dogs, $80; cats, $40; rabies vaccines, $10. Persons must make appointments in advance: UCAN, 513-762-0130.
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 April 15, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. Info: 812-689-4427 or 812-756-2560.
Rising Sun Regional Foundation applications for the next grants cycle are due April 15, 4 p.m. To download applications: www.rsrfonline.org.
Auditions by appointment for the Franklin County Children’s Theatre musical "Annie Jr." are April 15, 4-7 p.m., Third Place second floor back room, 734 Main St., Brookville. The production is June 22-23. Info: email@example.com or 765-432-6685.
On April 15, 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 Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1130 will hold nominations of officers April 15, 7 p.m. Persons must either be at the meeting to accept nominations or give a written letter to the secretary if unable to attend.
Tuesday, April 16
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 18-19. During this time, there may be fluctuations in water pressure and water may turn a dark color. 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
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
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-933-0661.
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.
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.