Please submit news for Activities to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, JAN. 14
On Jan. 14, 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 Jan. 14, LaRosa’s, Batesville. Dinner, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m.
A solo card party is Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John hall.
TUE.-FRI., JAN. 14-17
An exhibition of “Ripley 200: A Bicentennial Project,” a book containing photos and stories about 200 county residents, is Jan. 14-17, Milan Public Library. Info: Anjali Fong, email@example.com or 812-733-0328.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15
Home-schoolers in grades 3-12 can participate in Chef’s Club, sponsored by Purdue Extension 4-H, where they will make foods from around the world. It is Jan. 15, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. To register: https://ebatesville.com/homeschool-programs/.
Contemplative Prayer will be presented Jan. 15, 3-4:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
On Jan. 15, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Robo Coders for grades 4-12, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
THURSDAY, JAN. 16
The Ripley County Relay for Life kick-off event is Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m., Margaret Mary Health Outpatient and Cancer Center, 24 Six Pine Ranch Road. Please use the front entrance (oncology entrance).
FRIDAY, JAN. 17
The Southeastern Indiana YMCA invites the community to a free Silly Safaris Family Fun Night, a live animal show, Jan. 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m. To RSVP: Y Welcome Center, 30 State Road 129 S., Batesville, or 812-934-6006.
SATURDAY, JAN. 18
The Food and Growers Association Winter Conference, “Diversity From Farm to Table,” is Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Batesville Middle School. Tickets are $30 for members, $50 for member couples, $40 for nonmembers, $70 for nonmember couples and $15 for students if purchased by Jan. 18. After that date, they are $5 more. They can be purchased at at foodandgrowers.eventbrite.com.
SUNDAY, JAN. 19
The Oldenburg Knights of St. John will host a breakfast Jan. 19, 7 a.m.-noon, Holy Family Church cafeteria, Oldenburg. Freewill offering.
Coffee Talk: Dominican Spirituality will be presented Jan. 19, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
A euchre tournament will be held Jan. 19, 1 p.m., American Legion Post 452, New Alsace. Doors open at noon. Entry fee is $5 with a cash payout to the four highest scores. Refreshments available. Info: 812-623-3695.
MON.-FRI., JAN. 20-24
An exhibition of “Ripley 200: A Bicentennial Project,” a book containing photos and stories about 200 county residents, is Jan. 20-24, Tyson Library. Info: Anjali Fong, firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-733-0328.
TUESDAY, JAN. 21
On Jan. 21, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host make-and-take Tuesday: winter craft in the children’s room, all day; and Cook the Book: Cookbook Club for adults, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
An informational meeting about the Drumming Circle at OFC will be presented Jan. 21, 10-11 a.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
Kindergartners enrolling at Batesville Primary School for the 2020-21 school year have the option to participate in the Mandarin Dual Language Immersion program. A parent information meeting to provide details about the program is Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m., BPS cafeteria. Families interested in enrolling their first child in the program must attend this gathering. Families with children already in the program are not required to attend, but must register online. Online registration begins after this parent meeting. Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. Info: batesvilleinschools.com/dli/.
Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271 members will meet Jan. 21, post home, 2899 E. Legion Road, Batesville. Social hour, 6:30-7:30 followed by meeting. New members welcome.
The Amack’s Well grand re-opening and Give Back presentation is Jan. 21, 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22
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 Jan. 22, 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 Jan. 22, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library meeting room. Guests are invited to tell true stories or just listen.
THURSDAY, JAN. 23
On Jan. 23, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Pinterest Project of the Month adult program, 1 and 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner is Jan. 30, Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6:30. An awards presentation follows. Tickets at $40 each or $310 for a reserved table of eight are available weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the chamber office, 301 Shopping Village, or by emailing email@example.com. The RSVP deadline is Jan. 23.
FRIDAY, JAN. 24
“The River and the Wall” will be screened Jan. 24, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
SATURDAY, JAN. 25
A blood drive will be held Jan. 25, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sunman American Legion, 412 Eastern Ave. To schedule an appointment: www.hoxworth.org/groups/sunman or Steve Todd, 812-209-9195.
An Achieving Wholeness & Individuation Retreat is Jan. 25, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45-$65. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
Registration for Batesville’s spring/summer 2020 baseball and softball leagues will be held Jan. 25, 10 a.m.-noon, Southeastern Indiana YMCA. Registration can also be completed 24/7 online at www.batesvilleplex.org by clicking on “Registration Now Open.” Registration will be open until the end of March, but players registered before Feb. 1 receive a $5 per player discount.
SUNDAY, JAN. 26
The Evangelical Union Cemetery Association annual meeting is Jan. 26, 11:30 a.m., St. John Lutheran Church (Hubbles Corner) near Sunman. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Phi Beta Psi Sorority Xi Chapter’s Soup n’ Sips fundraiser is Jan. 26, 1-4 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Attendees must be at least 21. Tickets are $20 and are available through any Phi Beta Psi member; at four Batesville businesses: Lisa’s Sew & Tux, Water-Tek, Guys & Gals Quarters and The Bookshelf; or by calling Lisa Haessig at 812-934-2585. Proceeds help local citizens with cancer and go toward cancer research.
JAN. 27-FEB. 7
An exhibition of “Ripley 200: A Bicentennial Project,” a book containing photos and stories about 200 county residents, is Jan. 27-Feb. 7, Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: Anjali Fong, firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-733-0328.
TUESDAY, JAN. 28
On Jan. 28, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the library board of trustees meeting, 4 p.m.; and Winter Glitter Painting for grades 4-12, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
THURSDAY, JAN. 30
Home-schoolers in grades 3-12 can participate in an escape room Jan. 30, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. There will also be one at 4 p.m. that all kids in those grades can participate in. Info: 812-934-4706.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness Family & Friends is a free seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. There are two class options: Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Aurora Fire Department, 5950 Dutch Hollow Road; or Feb. 9, 4-5:30 p.m., Milan Christian Church, 719 E. Carr St. To RSVP by Jan. 30: https://bit.ly/2RQH7Cm. Info: 812-577-9297 or email@example.com.
The 2020 Decatur and Ripley Purdue Master Gardener Course is Thursdays, Feb. 6-April 30, 6-9 p.m., Decatur County Extension Office, 545 S. County Road 200 W., Greensburg; and Feb. 22, 10 a.m., Highpoint Orchard, Greensburg. Materials and expenses cost $150 per participant or $200 for couples. To register by Jan. 30: Ripley County Purdue Extension educator David Osborne, 812-689-6511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY, JAN. 31
A Quiet Day of Renewal will be presented Jan. 31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20-$70. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
Girls on the Run of Margaret Mary Health offers a positive, confidence-boosting environment rooted in acceptance for girls in grades 3-5. The organization is in need of 65-70 volunteers to coach once or twice a week after school at schools in Ripley, Franklin and Decatur counties for the spring season, which runs from March 2 through mid-May depending on location. Info: council director Lynn Hertel, email@example.com or 812-212-1977. To volunteer by Jan. 31: https://www.raceplanner.com/volunteer/index/gotr-mmh-s-20-coach-app
SATURDAY, FEB. 1
Batesville curbside pickup of large items from residents’ homes is Feb. 1 starting at 5 a.m. Acceptable items: clothing; furniture, bedsprings and mattresses; rugs and carpet pieces; rubber hose; appliances; wood, bundled 4 feet or shorter, 75 pounds maximum; insulation; cans and buckets, totally cleaned and dry; paint cans containing dried paint only. Refrigerators, air-conditioning units and freezers must have stickers showing chlorofluorocarbons were removed. Info: 812-933-6100.
A Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast is Feb. 1, 6-10 a.m. Adults, $7; children 6-12, $5; under 6, free. Carryouts available. Info: Paul Deal, 812-934-4195.
SUNDAY, FEB. 2
The Oldenburg Academy Athletic Boosters are hosting their annual Super Bowl Sunday Breakfast Feb. 2, 7:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Holy Family Church cafeteria, Oldenburg. Freewill offering. Proceeds benefit OA athletics.
A euchre tournament will be held Feb. 2, 1 p.m., American Legion Post 452, New Alsace. Doors open at noon. Entry fee is $5 with a cash payout to the four highest scores. Refreshments available. Info: 812-623-3695.
TUESDAY, FEB. 4
The Batesville Knights of St. John Commandery 243 will meet Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., Knights hall, 111 S. Vine St.
TUESDAY, FEB. 11
A solo card party is Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John hall.