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TUESDAY, MARCH 3
On March 3, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Historical Book and Film Club, 3 and 7 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
The Batesville Knights of St. John Commandery 243 will meet March 3, 7:30 p.m., Knights hall, 111 S. Vine St.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4
St. Louis Catholic School will hold kindergarten registration March 4, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Please visit www.st.louisschool.org and click on “Admissions” to sign up for a time slot.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Indiana Chapter 0813 will meet March 4, 11 a.m., Elks Lodge, 223 E. Third St., Rushville.
Persons interested in being foster parents can attend an orientation March 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Ripley County Department of Child Services Office, 531 W. U.S. 50, Versailles. To RSVP to ensure there are enough materials: Tammy Britch, 812-689-6295.
THURSDAY, MARCH 5
School social worker Tiffany Creager will speak about “The Impact of Trauma on Children and Youth: Trauma Informed Care” at an Indiana Youth Institute Youth Worker Café March 5, 8:30-10 a.m., Brookville United Methodist Church, 150 E. Eighth St., Brookville. To RSVP: https://bit.ly/393r5La Info: IYI East Central outreach manager Alison Palmer, email@example.com or 317-908-2745.
GriefShare, a group that supports persons through their grief journey after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend, will meet Thursdays, March 5-June 4 (no class April 9), 5-7 p.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, Huntersville. Info: Rev. Dave Johnston, 859-466-4344; or Kari Ann Rennekamp, 812-212-2702.
New Horizons Rehabilitation will present a talent show and musical guest March 5, 5-7:30 p.m., Third Place, 734 Main St., Brookville.
Franklin County Children’s Theatre will present “Mary Poppins Jr.” June 13-14 at the Franklin County High School auditorium, Brookville. Auditions are open to all county children from kindergarten through 18. Families must attend an info meeting March 5, 6 p.m., The Playhouse, 124 E. Sixth St., Suite E, Brookville. Auditions will be March 9, 4-7 p.m., by appointment: https://bit.ly/3agz9bH The audition information packet can be found at https://bit.ly/32wqzCR
The Red Hat Ladies will meet March 11, noon, Crossroads Family Restaurant, Versailles. They will be carpooling and leaving Batesville at 11:15 a.m. RSVP by March 5: 812-934-3484 or 812-934-2099.
FRIDAY, MARCH 6
The Batesville Beautification League will meet March 6, noon, The Sherman.
The Sunman Rural Fire Department fish fry is March 6, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Sunman American Legion. Freewill offering. Carryouts available.
Singer-songwriter Jamon Zeiler, who handcrafts his guitars and flutes, will perform at First Friday Music March 6, 7-8:30 p.m., Amack’s Well.
FRI.-SAT., MARCH 6-7
A doubles pickleball tournament open to all is March 6-7, Southeastern Indiana YMCA. There will be three divisions – mixed doubles (Friday evening), men’s and women’s. The entry fee is $40 per two-person team. To register: www.siymca.org, 812-934-6006 or stop by the Y member service desk. Info: Jacob Garvin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRI.-SUN., MARCH 6-8
A synthetic ice skating rink, planned by Batesville Main Street, is open March 6, 5-9 p.m.; March 7, noon-6 p.m.; and March 8, noon-5 p.m., Village Green. Skate rental is $5.
The Central House, 3684 W. Napoleon Main St., Napoleon, third annual art show, “Textile Arts – Old and New,” is March 6, 5-9 p.m.; March 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; and March 8, noon-4 p.m. Free admission.
MARCH 6-7 AND 13-14
A free Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children Court-Appointed Special Advocates training class will be on two consecutive Friday nights and Saturdays, March 6-7 and March 13-14, either Batesville or Madison. Meals provided. Volunteers must be at least 21, pass multiple background checks and have a passion for helping children. Info: www.voicesforchildren.net. To register: executive director Tonya Ruble-Richter, 812-932-0333 or email@example.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 7
A Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast is March 7, 6-10 a.m. Adults, $7; children 6-12, $5; under 6, free. Carryouts available. Info: Paul Deal, 812-934-4195.
The Hounds and Heroes Monte Carlo Night to benefit Bear and Friends Animal Society, a sanctuary for rescued dogs, West Harrison, is March 7, 6-10 p.m., Yeager-Benson American Legion Hall, 10700 Campbell Road, Harrison, Ohio. The event includes casino games, dinner, open bar, silent and live auctions, and music by the Midnight Sound band. To purchase $50 tickets: www.bearandfriends.net.
SUNDAY, MARCH 8
An all-you-can-eat fried chicken dinner is March 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., North Dearborn American Legion Post 452, 25329 Legion Road, New Alsace. Cost: adults, $12; kids ages 3-12, $5. Carryouts available. Info: 812-623-3695 or 812-576-4186.
The St. Louis Super Sunday Bingo is March 8. Doors open at 11 a.m. Cost: $50 includes game cards, door prize ticket, raffle entries plus a fried chicken or pulled pork dinner. Info: 812-93-BINGO or www.stlbingo.org.
TUESDAY, MARCH 10
On March 10, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Knit Night, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
A solo card party is March 10, 7:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John hall.
Batesville Youth Baseball and Softball online registration for boys and girls 6-16 and Tball registration for 4-year-olds closes March 10: www.batesvilleplex.org. Practices will begin in early April. Financial assistance is available.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11
On March 11, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will screen the family movie “Frozen 2,” 1 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
THURSDAY, MARCH 12
Batesville Primary School kindergarten registration is March 12, cafeteria and gym. Children must be 5 on or before Aug. 1 to enter kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. There will be 25-minute sessions between 8:15 a.m.-2:35 p.m. and 4:30-7:30 p.m. To schedule: https://bit.ly/2utifXx. If school is cancelled that day, families should attend registration at the same scheduled times March 17. Info: 812-934-4509.
On March 12, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Make Your Own Pizza children’s program, 11:30 a.m.; Coffee, Books & More adult book discussion, 1 p.m.; and Oreo Taste Test for Grown Ups, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
New Horizons Rehabilitation will present Trivia Night & Music March 12, 5-7 p.m., Amack’s Well.
THU.-SAT., MARCH 12-14
The Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library’s used book and media sale is March 12-14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., library annex, 10 W. Boehringer St. Prices: hardbacks, CDs and DVDs, $1; paperbacks, 50 cents. The $2 a bag special begins Saturday at 3 p.m. Proceeds will help pay for library materials and programs.
FRIDAY, MARCH 13
The New Point Community Volunteer Fire Department will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry March 13, 5-8 p.m.
FRI.-SUN., MARCH 12-15
The East Central High School Drama Department will present the musical “Newsies” March 13-14, 7 p.m.; and March 15, 3 p.m., Performing Arts Center. Cost: adults, $10; senior citizens and students, $8.
MONDAY, MARCH 16
Margaret Mary Health nurses check blood pressure and oxygen level readings on the third Monday, including March 16, 9-10 a.m., Franklin County Senior Center, Franklin County Park, 11146 County Park Road, Brookville.
On March 16, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will screen the family movie “Spies in Disguise,” 1 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
TUESDAY, MARCH 17
On March 17, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a make-and-take craft in the children’s room, all day while supplies last; and Cook the Book adult program, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
On March 18, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Perler Beads and Shrink Art children’s program, 1 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
THURSDAY, MARCH 19
On March 19, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Build With Legos and Strawbees children’s program, 10 a.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
A Purdue Extension educator will present a program March 19, 11:30 a.m., Franklin County Senior Center, Franklin County Park, 11146 County Park Road, Brookville, on how to sit and stand up from chairs, pick up items and coordinate your balance.
SUNDAY, MARCH 22
A euchre tournament will be held March 22, 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.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
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 March 25, 9:30 a.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, Huntersville. Info: Gail Miller, 812-216-7020.
Franklin County residents 55 and up may get free food at the Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Senior Mobile Pantry on the fourth Wednesday, including March 25, 10-11 a.m., Franklin County Senior Center, Franklin County Park, 11146 County Park Road, Brookville. Bring ID and bags or boxes.
“Remember When ... Storytime,” a monthly adult storytelling program, is March 25, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library meeting room. Guests are invited to tell true stories or just listen.
THURSDAY, MARCH 26
On March 26, 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.
FRIDAY, MARCH 27
The New Point Community Volunteer Fire Department will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry March 27, 5-8 p.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 28
The Metamora Mandolin Gathering, a day of learning and networking for mandolin builders and players, is March 28, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Metamora Performing Arts Opry Barn, 19189 Pennington Road. Fees: five workshops, one jam and evening show, $145; individual workshops, $40; beginner sessions, $20. To register: https://www.metamorampa.org/metamora-mandolin-gathering
The Metamora Mandolin Gathering public show March 28, 6-9 p.m., Metamora Performing Arts Opry Barn, 19189 Pennington Road, features mandolin soloists Dave Bagdade, Mark Kurkowski and Scott Napier plus Slippery Creek band. Admission at the door is $8.
TUESDAY, MARCH 31
On March 31, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the library board of trustees meeting, 4 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Indiana Chapter 0813 will meet April 1, 11 a.m., Elks Lodge, 223 E. Third St., Rushville.
FRIDAY, APRIL 3
The Batesville Beautification League will meet April 3, noon, The Sherman.
The Ripley County Community Foundation Women in Philanthropy Fundraiser Luncheon with the theme “A Perfect Vision of Hope” is April 28, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Maurice Catholic Church Hall, 8874 Harrison St., Napoleon. Doors will open at 11. Guest speaker Sarah Ratekin will discuss how to live a happier life. Silent auction, raffle tickets, split-the-pot drawing. Tickets are $50, of which $25 will be a direct donation into the Linda S. Phaneuf Women’s Fund. To purchase tickets by April 3: https://bit.ly/329Dk6c
SATURDAY, APRIL 4
A Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast is April 4, 6-10 a.m. Adults, $7; children 6-12, $5; under 6, free. Carryouts available. Info: Paul Deal, 812-934-4195.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5
The Golden Gate Community Choir Palm Sunday cantata is April 5, 7 p.m., Damm Theater, Osgood. Freewill offerings appreciated. Info: Sharon Miller, 812-852-4936.
MONDAY, APRIL 6
April 6 is the last day to register to vote for the May 5 primary election. Franklin County residents may register in the clerk’s office on the first floor of the Franklin County Courthouse, 459 Main St., Brookville, weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; or online at www.indianavoters.com, 24/7 until midnight April 6. Info: 765-647-5111, ext. 3.
TUESDAY, APRIL 7
Food tastings of future lunch menu possibilities are April 7, 10 a.m., Franklin County Senior Center, Franklin County Park, 11146 County Park Road, Brookville.
The Batesville Knights of St. John Commandery 243 will meet April 7, 7:30 p.m., Knights hall, 111 S. Vine St.
SUNDAY, APRIL 12
The Ecumenical Easter cantata “Hallelujah! What a Savior! The Crucified and Risen Christ” will be presented April 12, 6 a.m.; and April 19, 7 p.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, 300 N. Huntersville Road.
TUESDAY, APRIL 14
A solo card party is April 14, 7:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John hall.