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, 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.
Wednesday, May 1
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Indiana Chapter 0813 meeting is May 1, 11 a.m., Elks Lodge, 223 E. Third St., Rushville.
Contemplative Prayer will be presented May 1, 3-4:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
The East Central/Sunman-Dearborn Family, Career and Community Leaders of American will hold their 18th annual Vera Bradley Bingo Fundraiser May 1, 6 p.m., East Central High School cafeteria. Cost: $10. Proceeds go toward community service projects, leadership conferences and chapter activities. Info: Brenda Osman, 812-576-4811, Ext. 11302.
Oldenburg Academy's Students in Sports booster club meets the first Wednesday of the month, including May 1, 6:30 p.m., OA student lounge.
Thursday, May 2
The Batesville Community Prayer Breakfast is May 2, 7-8 a.m., Izzy's at Hillcrest. The event is sponsored by the Batesville Kiwanis and Rotary clubs, Southeastern Indiana YMCA and city of Batesville. Al Geis, the prayer breakfast founder and one of the local Kiwanis founders, will be the guest speaker. Tickets at $8 will be available at the door, but RSVPs are preferred: Kiwanis President Rita Seig, 812-209-9945 or email@example.com.
May 2-4 and 9-10
The East Central High School horticulture program will conduct its 13th annual spring plant sale May 2-3, 3-7 p.m.; May 4, 8 a.m.-noon; and May 9-10, 3-6:30 p.m. Several varieties of vegetable plants and flowers as well as projects made by EC agricultural science students will be available. The sale will be held in the EC greenhouse located on the north side of the school on the second floor of the building. Please enter through the agriculture shop doors. Info: Roy Johnson, agriculture science instructor, 812-576-4811, Ext. 11122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, May 3
The Batesville Beautification League will meet May 3, noon, The Sherman.
Adelaide DuBois & Family, St. Mary's, will entertain at First Friday Music May 3, 7-8:30 p.m., Amack’s Well.
The Red Hat Ladies will meet for lunch May 8, 11 a.m., Pearl Street Pub, Oldenburg. RSVP by May 3: 812-934-3484.
Saturday, May 4
Large trash items will be picked up from Batesville residences with Rumpke garbage collection May 4. Collection begins at 5 a.m., so citizens are encouraged to set items curbside the night before. To read a list of acceptable and unacceptable items: https://batesvilleindiana.us/resident-resources/garbage-collection/
A Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast is May 4, 6-10 a.m. Adults, $7; children 6-12, $5; under 6, free. Carryouts available. Info: Paul Deal, 812-934-4195.
The New Alsace Conservation Club's 31st Annual Fishing Derby is May 4, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Lake in the Pines, New Alsace. Registration begins at 6 a.m. Participants are not required to possess fishing licenses since they will be fishing on a private lake. Cost: adults and kids 12 and older, $18; kids under 12, free. Info: Lake in the Pines, 812-623-2136; Dale Back, 812-623-2431 or email@example.com; or www.newalsaceconservationclub.com
Due to rainy weather, the Friends of Brum Woods work day has been rescheduled for May 4, 9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Liberty Park maintenance garage near the baseball field. Tools will be supplied, but feel free to bring rakes, gloves, shovels, blowers or other equipment.
Safe Sitter Training will be offered May 4 and June 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Southeastern Indiana YMCA. Students in grades 6-8 may choose one date. The program prepares kids to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. The fee is $40, which includes lunch. Info and to register: stop by, 812-934-6006; or Karen Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 5
Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271 will host a stillboard shoot May 5, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., post home, 2899 E. Legion Road, Batesville. Public invited.
The Southeastern Indiana Dance Inc. spring concert is May 5, 2 p.m., East Central High School Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and everyone is invited.
Monday, May 6
The Batesville Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1130 will hold an election of officers May 6, 2-6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 7
On May 7, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Make-and-take Tuesday – Mother's Day craft, all day while supplies last; and History 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 May 7, 7:30 p.m., Knights hall.
Thursday, May 9
On May 9, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Coffee, Books and More Adult Book Discussion, 1 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 3183 will meet May 9, 7 p.m., post home.
Thu.-Sat., May 9-11
The Batesville Kiwanis Family Carnival is May 9-11, Village Green. Ride bracelets are available for purchase: Thursday, 5-10 p.m. and Friday, 5-11 p.m., $15; Saturday, noon-4 p.m., $10; and Saturday, 4-11 p.m., $20.
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.
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
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.
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 www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org
On May 14, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Knit Night, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org 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 Batesville Community Education Foundation Bulldog Center Open House is May 15, 6-6:45 p.m. prior to the Batesville High School Scholastic Awards. Guests should enter Door N on the north side of the building by the BCEF patio.
"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
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: www.greensburglibrary.org 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.
Saturday, May 18
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: 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 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 ebatesville.com/after
Sunday, May 19
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: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
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: 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 May 23, 4-6 p.m.
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 www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org