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FRIDAY, MARCH 13
Eagle Fire Co., Oldenburg, drive-thru fish fry meals for $12 will be sold March 13, 4-7 p.m.
A fish fry hosted by St. Anthony and St. Nicholas parishes is March 13, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Schad Hall, Morris. Freewill offering dinner. Wine, beer and soda available for purchase. Cake walk, tip boards, pull tabs, split the pot. Proceeds benefit the two-parish faith formation program.
The New Point Community Volunteer Fire Department will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry March 13, 5-8 p.m.
FRI.-SAT., MARCH 13-14
The Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library’s used book and media sale is March 13-14, 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.
FRI.-SUN., MARCH 13-15
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.
SATURDAY, MARCH 14
A women’s self-defense class is March 14, 10 a.m.-noon, Southeastern Indiana YMCA. It is free to all thanks to sponsor Ollier Masonry. To register: 812-934-6006.
An Early Childhood Literacy Fair is March 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Brookville Library. Dig for dinosaurs with the Cincinnati Museum, 10 a.m.-noon; simple steps to get your child ready for kindergarten, day cares and early childhood resources, free vision screenings, musical instruments, pet a bunny, face painting, raffles and a free book for each child while supplies last.
The Ball State University archaeology presentation March 14, 2 p.m., Versailles State Park, has been postponed due to COVID-19.
SUNDAY, MARCH 15
A sausage and pancake breakfast is March 15, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., St. Jacob’s Church, Blue Creek. Carryouts available.
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.
A public flu vaccine clinic conducted by the Ripley County Health Department is March 16, 5-7 p.m., Sunman Community Park Campbell Building, 219 N. Meridian St. The vaccine is recommended for everybody 6 months and up. Fees: regular, $20; high-dose for persons 65 and older and flublok for anyone 18 and up allergic to eggs, $45. RCHD is able to bill Anthem, Cigna, GPA, Sagamore, SIHO, Tricare East, UHC/UMR, Medicare Part B and Medicaid. Any person uninsured or underinsured will be able to receive the vaccine at no charge. Info: 812-689-5751.
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.
Batesville Memorial Public Library trustees will meet March 18, 5 p.m., library.
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.
SUNDAY, MARCH 29
The New Alsace Conservation Club will host a sausage and pancake breakfast March 29, 7:30 a.m.-noon, New Alsace American Legion. Cost: adults, $10; kids under 10, $4; under 3, free.
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.
Free training classes to become a Franklin County Court-Appointed Special Advocate volunteer are April 3, 5-9 p.m.; April 4, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; and April 9, from 1-9 p.m., courthouse conference room, Brookville. Advocates become the voices of abused and neglected children in court cases. Before classes begin, each volunteer must complete the application, interview, background and reference checks. To register: director Margaret Lake, 765-547-1493 or email@example.com.
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.
The Batesville Youth Football March Madness Fundraiser is April 4, 5:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus hall. Tickets are $25. Attendees must be at least 21. Chicken dinner, Final Four basketball games, raffles, split the pot, silent auction. Info and tickets: Megan Fitzsimmons, 260-210-1964 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5
A euchre tournament will be held April 5, 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.
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.