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Friday, May 10

Ripley County property taxes are due May 10. Mailed checks postmarked on that day are considered on time. The treasurer’s office, 115 N. Main St., Versailles, is open weekdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for persons to make payments. There is a drop box located on the sidewalk, To pay online:

Fri.-Sat., May 10-11

The St. Maurice Catholic Church, Napoleon, spring rummage sale is May 10, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and May 11, 8 a.m.-noon, parish hall. Saturday is $2 a bag.

The Batesville Kiwanis Family Carnival is May 10-11, Village Green. Ride bracelets are available for purchase: Friday, 5-11 p.m., $15; Saturday, noon-4 p.m., $10; and Saturday, 4-11 p.m., $20.

Saturday, May 11

Batesville mail carriers will participate in the U.S. Postal Service Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive May 11. Customers should leave nonperishable donations in bags near their mailboxes. Food collected will be delivered to local food pantries. Info:

The Southeastern Indiana YMCA presents Kids Kick Drugs May 11, 9-11:30 a.m. Led by Senior Master George Dwenger, the Mayor’s Youth Council and Coalition for a Drug-Free Batesville, the program is open to all youth and adults, who will participate in activities that demonstrate the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Parents stay with youth 7 and under. The cost is $5 per person or $10 per family. Please RSVP to ensure adequate food for lunch and other supplies: 812-934-6006.

The Brookville Garden Club plant sale of flowers, bushes and trees is May 11, starting at 9 a.m., Grooming Girls Pet Salon, 135 S. Main St., across from Family Dollar. Proceeds will be used to fill planters on Main Street. Info: Connie Gayda, 765-967-1575.

The free Southeastern Indiana YMCA “Snow White” Dance Recital and Theater Concert is May 11, 2 p.m., Batesville High School auditorium. Info: Lizzy Moeller, 812-934-6006 or

Rick Garrett will portray Burl Ives May 11, 6 p.m., Metamora Performing Arts Opry Barn, 19189 Pennington Road. Local songwriter Jake Moore is the opening act. Admission is $8. Food from Trisha’s Dishes will be sold.

Sunday, May 12

A Walk of Remembrance to tour the St. Nicholas School building before demolition begins later in May is May 12, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 6459 E. St. Nicholas Drive, Sunman.

Monday, May 13

A Women's Day of Health is May 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Brookville Library. Breast health navigator MaryLou Sauer, R.N., B.S.N., will speak at noon. BMI, blood sugar, cholesterol, physical therapy, sleep, respiratory, hearing, blood pressure and vision screenings; informational booths; food To make free mammogram appointments: St. Elizabeth Health at 859-655-7400.

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.

The Batesville Community Education Foundation's annual campaign runs from May 13-June 10. Bulldog-themed handmade signs and engraved boulders, produced by Batesville High School alumni, may be ordered, or supporters may make donations to continue the flexible learning spaces initiative. Info and to order or donate:

Tuesday, May 14

"Lunch & Learn: Cancer Recovery – An Opportunity for Growth" will be presented by clinical psychologist Claire Sherman May 14, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20 includes lunch. Info and RSVP: 812-933-6437 or

Gary and Monica Yane will host the May 14 Food and Growers Association potluck, open to all, garden tour, 6 p.m.; dinner, 6:30, 24133 Bull Fork Road, Oldenburg. Each attendee should bring a dish made with local, sustainable or organic ingredients or a favorite dish. Drinks and table service will be provided. Info and directions:

On May 14, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Knit Night, 6 p.m. Info: or 812-663-2826.

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.

Wednesday, May 15

The Bulldog Center open house hosted by the Batesville Community Education Foundation is May 15, 6-6:45 p.m., Batesville High School, enter through Door N on the school's north side.

"Blooming Grove" will be presented May 15, 6:30 p.m., Brookville Library. This is part of the Franklin County Public Library District's Hooked on History Series.

Thursday, May 16

A spaghetti dinner sponsored by the Ladies Aid Committee is May 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m., St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Osgood. Freewill offering.

On May 16, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Scary Movie Night – "Happy Death Day 2U" for grades 6 and up, 6 p.m. Info: or 812-663-2826.

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.

The Bash Before the Stash is May 17, 6 p.m., Lawrenceburg Event Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Anytime Fitness, all proceeds go toward Safe Passage to help domestic and sexual violence victims. The $65 ticket includes dinner, silent and live auctions and DJ music. Tory Flynn, Batesville, will be the guest speaker. To purchase tickets:, click on Bash information; or Safe Passage, 812-933-1990.

Saturday, May 18

Painted butterflies on garden stakes created by Batesville Intermediate School third-graders will be sold through a silent auction May 18, 8-11 a.m., Batesville Farmers' Market. Proceeds will fund the "Flutter Around Town" butterfly and history project and school gardens.

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: 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

Michigan’s Calabogie Road will entertain May 18, 7 p.m., Metamora Performing Arts Opry Barn, 19189 Pennington Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with an opening band at 6. Admission is $8. Food from Trisha’s Dishes will be sold.

Sunday, May 19

Adams Lutheran Church Homecoming is May 19, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Carryouts available. There will be a family quilt display.

A euchre tournament will be held May 19, 1 p.m., American Legion Post 452, New Alsace. Doors open at noon. Entry fee is $5. Cash payout to the four highest scores. Refreshments available. Tournaments are held monthly. Info: 812-623-3695.

Monday, May 20

People Assisting Animals in Need is offering a low-cost spay and neuter clinic May 20. 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 May 20, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. Info: 812-689-4427 or 812-756-2560.

Tuesday, May 21

Cari Beggs will discuss growing and arranging fresh-cut flowers at a monthly Library of Seeds Program May 21, 6 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.

On May 21, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Cook the Book – Cookbook Club, 6 p.m. Info: or 812-663-2826.

A planning meeting for the 2019 Ripley County Crop Walk is May 21, 6:30 p.m., St. Peters United Church of Christ, 1463 W. County Road 700 N., Osgood. The 50th anniversary of the walk will take place Oct. 6, 1:30 p.m., at the church.

Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271 will meet May 21, post home, 2899 E. Legion Road, Batesville. Fellowship, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; meeting, 7:30 p.m. New members welcome.

Wednesday, May 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 May 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 May 22, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library meeting room. Guests are invited to tell true stories or just listen.

Thursday, May 23

On May 23, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Pinterest Project of the Month – Wooden Spoon Plant Pokes, 1 and 6 p.m. Info: 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 May 23, 4-6 p.m.

A Ripley County Relay for Life team captains meeting is May 23, 7 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library annex, 10 W. Boehringer St., after the 6 p.m. leadership meeting. To register a team: Info: co-chairs Samantha Smith, or 812-621-7294; or Carrie Oppelt, or 812-212-5784.

Friday, May 24

A Ripley County Health Department car seat clinic is May 24, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Osgood fairgrounds. Car seats and booster seats may be given away based on income eligibility. Info: 812-689-5751.

Movie Night: "Won't you be my Neighbor?" is May 24, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: 812-933-6437 or

Saturday, May 25

Painting a Rock Mandala will be presented May 25, 10 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20 includes rocks and art supplies. Info and RSVP: 812-933-6437 or

On May 25, there will be a 500 race raffle ticket drawing at Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271, 2399 E. Legion Road, Batesville. A chicken dinner is available after 4 p.m. Drawing, 7 p.m. Public invited.

Night Owl Country Band will play old, outlaw and new country, a little gospel, and some Southern rock May 25, 6 p.m., Metamora Performing Arts Opry Barn, 19189 Pennington Road. Admission is $8. Food from Trisha’s Dishes will be sold.

Sunday, May 26

Coffee Talk: Angela of Foligno will be presented May 26, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info and RSVP: 812-933-6437 or

Monday, May 27

The 19th annual Family Fun Day, presented by Stayin' Alive, Franklin County's Local Coordinating Council Against Substance Abuse, is May 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brookville Town Park. Crafts, activities, games, food, prizes. Info: 765-647-7272 or

Tuesday, May 28

The Batesville Adoptive Parent Support Group meets May 28, noon-1:30 p.m. (special date and time this month only), Batesville Christian Church, 1294 Columbus Ave. Info: Barb Jacobs, The Villages of Indiana, Indianapolis, PAS care coordinator, 812-929-3234 or

On May 28, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the library trustees meeting, 4 p.m. Info: or 812-663-2826.

Wednesday, May 29

On May 29, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Summer Reading Kick-off and Silly Safari's live show, 5 p.m. Info: or 812-663-2826.

Friday, May 31

The deadline for 2019 Southeastern Indiana Musicians’ Hall of Fame nominations is May 31. Musicians and music educators in Ripley, Franklin, Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland counties may be nominated. To nominate: Info: Brian DeBruler,