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TUESDAY, NOV. 12
Property tax payments must be postmarked Nov. 12 or earlier to be considered on time. Other ways to pay: Ripley County Treasurer’s Office, open weekdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed Nov. 11 for Veterans Day), Ripley County Annex, 102 W. First North St., Versailles; drop box on the sidewalk outside; or online at www.ripleycounty.com. Info: Treasurer Cathy Volz, 812-689-6352.
A Day of Quiet Renewal will be presented Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost (includes lunch): $20 or $70 with spiritual direction. Info: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
Local attorney Adrienne Flannery will present “Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s” Nov. 12, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Lawrenceburg Public Library Eubanks Meeting Room, 150 Mary St. The program is presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati. This free workshop with lunch is for anyone who would like to know more about legal and financial issues to consider when caring for an individual with dementia. To register: Kristin Cooley, 513-721-4284 or email@example.com.
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.
Ripley County Democrats will meet Nov. 12, headquarters office, Versailles courthouse square, 103 W. Tyson St., Versailles. Dinner, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m.
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
In order to help fund the class trip to Washington, D.C., Batesville Middle School eighth-graders begin selling $10 gift certificates to local restaurants Nov. 14. To purchase by Dec. 3: contact any eighth-grader or stop by the school.
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.
Batesville Memorial Public Library Magic Club meetings are the second Thursday of each month, including Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., library. Ages 7-17 may become members of The Society of Young Magicians for $20 annually. Info: 812-934-4706.
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.
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. To RSVP: Jim Hodges, 812-363-3440.
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.
The 60th annual Batesville Farm-City Banquet is Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m., Batesville Middle School Commons. Tickets are $7 if purchased by Nov. 15. They are available at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Hertel Shoe Store and Geis Electronics or from Batesville High School FFA members or committee members. A limited number for $10 will be available at the door.
FRI.-SAT., NOV. 15-16
The Oldenburg Academy Drama Department will present “The Monologue Show, a Comedy” Nov. 15-16, 7 p.m., OA auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the door: adults, $7; kids under 18, $5; religious Sisters, Brothers and priests, free.
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 St. Maurice Catholic Church annual fall smorgasbord is Nov. 16, 4-7:30 p.m., parish activity center, Napoleon. Cost: adults, $12; kids ages 6-12, $5; ages 1-5, free; carryout, $12.50.
The public is invited to an open house for the Batesville Memorial Public Library’s renovated children’s room Nov. 16, 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.
Bluegrass band Miller’s Folly will perform Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Metamora Performing Arts Opry Barn, 19189 Pennington Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with an opening show at 6. Admission is $8 at the door. Food will be available. Info: https://www.metamorampa.org.
SAT.-SUN., NOV. 16-17
Performances of the Franklin County High School Drama Department interactive dinner theater show titled “Murder in 3D,” which focuses on the mysterious death of an acclaimed film director, are Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m.; and Nov. 17, 4:30 p.m., Third Place Event Center, 734 Main St., Brookville. Tickets at $23, which covers the dinner and show price, must be purchased in advance. Credit cards can be used or cash or checks can be dropped off during school hours in the main office. Checks also can be mailed to FCHS, 1 Wildcat Lane, Brookville, IN 47012. Info: 765-647-4101, ext. 1745; or director Adam Hofer, email@example.com.
SUNDAY, NOV. 17
Coffee Talk: Praying With the St. John’s Bible will be presented Nov. 17, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
The Oldenburg Knights of St. John will host a breakfast Nov. 17, 7 a.m.-noon, Holy Family Church cafeteria, Oldenburg. Freewill offering.
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.
SATURDAY, NOV. 23
New and gently used coats in children’s sizes 4-16 for the United Way of Franklin County Coats for Kids Drive may be donated at November Noel, Nov. 23, 1-4 p.m., courthouse square, Brookville.
Andy Cohen will offer a Piedmont blues guitar workshop Nov. 23, 2-4 p.m., Metamora Performing Arts Opry Barn, 19189 Pennington Road, for a $35 fee. To register: https://www.metamorampa.org/upcomingshows.
Andy Cohen and The New Florida Blues Band will entertain Nov. 23, 7 p.m., Metamora Performing Arts Opry Barn, 19189 Pennington Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with Jason Hathaway and Last Drop Jug Band kicking off the music at 6. Admission is $8 at the door. Food will be available. Info: https://www.metamorampa.org.
SUNDAY, NOV. 24
The Sunman Area Life Squad annual pancake breakfast is Nov. 24, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunman Elementary School. Freewill donation.
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.