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Tuesday, Sept. 17
Charla Nash will discuss freezing and dehydrating during a three-week series, “Preserving for Your Pantry and Future Garden,” Sept. 17, 6 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Cook the Book Club Sept. 17, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271 will meet Sept. 17, post home, 2899 E. Legion Road, Batesville. Fellowship, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; meeting, 7:30 p.m. New members welcome.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
Persons may schedule mammograms by the St. Elizabeth Healthcare mobile mammography unit Sept. 18, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Ripley County Health Department, 102 W. 1st North St., Versailles. They are covered by most insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. To register: 859-655-7400.
“Houses of the Future: The Fabulous Lustrons and Mail-Order Kit Houses” will be presented Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m., Brookville Library. This is part of the Franklin County Public Library District’s Hooked on History Series.
Thursday, Sept. 19
The St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Osgood, Ladies Aid will host a sandwich, salad and taco bar Sept. 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m., corner of West County Road 700 North and Finks Road. Freewill offering.
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Make a Bird Feeder Family Program Sept. 19, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Friday, Sept. 20
A Youth MOVE (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) Southeast meeting for persons 14-27 is Sept. 20, 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, Sept. 21
The New Alsace Conservation Club’s 13th annual Golf Outing is Sept. 21, 8 a.m. tee off, North Branch Golf Course, 8492 E. Base Road, Greensburg. Cost: $260 per four-man team. A $65 deposit is required. All proceeds will help send fifth- and sixth-graders to the Karl E. Kelly Memorial Officer’s Conservation Youth Camp. Info and to sign up: Rob Seig, 812-209-9099 or email@example.com or Mark Lewis, 812-221-0030.
The Knights of St. John annual Jerry Becker Golf Tournament is Sept. 21, 8 a.m. tee off, North Branch Golf Course. Cost: $60 includes chicken dinner, golf cart, green fees and beverages on course. All proceeds go to special education classes at Batesville. Info: Jim Hortemiller, 812-934-5267.
Handbags 4 Hope, which benefits Safe Passage, is Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m., Third Place, Brookville. Silent auction, raffle, salad buffet. Tickets are $8 prior or $10 at the door. To purchase tickets: 812-933-1990; www.safepassageinc.org, click on donate button at the top; or send payment to Safe Passage, P.O. Box 235, Batesville IN 47006.
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 Sept. 21, 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 Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-noon, and the fourth Thursday, 4-6 p.m.
The Ripley County Health Department free car seat and booster seat check is Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ripley County Annex parking lot. A technician will check seat installations and parents and/or caregivers will be taught how to correctly install their car seats every single time. Info: public health assistant Lexi Bushhorn, firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-689-5751.
Bricktoberfest, sponsored by the town of Osgood and Osgood Grub Co., is Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Ripley Street, Osgood. 5K, car show, live entertainment, caricature artist, smoked barbecue, photo and art show, local vendors, a beer and wine garden and carnival games.
Fiesta Hispana, presented by the Hispanic Community Advisory Committee of Batesville, is Sept. 21, 3-8 p.m., Liberty Park Pavilion. Authentic live music sponsored by the Batesville Area Arts Council, food, kids’ activities. Proceeds will benefit the HCAC scholarship program and English as a Second Language classes.
Ma Crow & Co. will be featured at the monthly Bluegrass Night Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Metamora Performing Arts Opry Barn. Doors open at 5:30, house band at 6. Admission is $8. Food available. Info: www.metamorampa.org.
Sat.-Sun., Sept. 21-22
The 26th annual Crackaway Daze II Festival is Sept. 21-22, Salt Creek Township Park, New Point. Saturday: parade, 11 a.m.; Eureka Band, noon; Tri-County Harmonizers, 1 p.m.; Heartland Cloggers, 2 p.m.; God’s Armor, 3 p.m.; Monarch Band, 4-6 p.m.; D.J. David Lee, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Sunday: Juanita Linkel, 1 p.m.; The Praise Band, 2 p.m.; both days: food, kids’ games, flea market. Info: Jeff Elsner, 812-593-1401 or Charlene Balser, 812-593-7884.
Monday, Sept. 23
The Batesville Adoptive Parent Support Group meets on the fourth Monday, including Sept. 23, 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, Sept. 24
On Sept. 24, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the library board of trustees meeting, 4 p.m.; and Make Your own Scrapbook or Smash Book for grades 4-12, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Missy Watkins will discuss saving seeds during a three-week series, “Preserving for Your Pantry and Future Garden,” Sept. 24, 6 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.
Wednesday, Sept. 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 Sept. 25, 9:30 a.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, Huntersville. Info: Gail Miller, 812-216-7020.
A card party is held the second and fourth Wednesdays, including Sept. 25, 1-4 p.m., St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.
“Remember When ... Storytime,” a monthly adult storytelling program, is Sept. 25, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library meeting room. Guests are invited to tell true stories or just listen.
Thursday, Sept. 26
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 Sept. 26, 4-6 p.m.
The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Pinterest Project of the Month Sept. 26, 1 and 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Saturday, Sept. 28
The East Central High School Choir Department will present a Disney Character Breakfast Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-noon, ECHS cafeteria and Performing Arts Center. Tickets: presale, $10 (contact Donna Tanner, email@example.com); at the door, $15.
The sixth annual New Horizons Rehabilitation Harvest Hustle 5K/2K Run/Walk/Roll is Sept. 28, 9:30 a.m., Liberty Park. Registration, 8-9:30 a.m. Cost: $15-$30. Proceeds empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and provides inclusive fitness programs throughout the community. To register: www.nhrinc.org/harvesthustle.
A Retreat with Jan Phillips – Beyond Belief: Becoming the Mystics and Prophets we are Called to Be will be presented Sept. 28, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $80. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/ or 812-933-6437.
Folksinger Charlie Mosbrook will perform Sept. 28, 7 p.m., Metamora Performing Arts Opry Barn. Doors open at 5:30, Jamonn Zeiler, Aurora, at 6. Admission is $8. Food available. Info: www.metamorampa.org.
Fri.-Sat., Sept. 28-29
Applefest, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Batesville, is Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Liberty Park.
Sunday, Sept. 29
Coffee Talk: Praying With the Power of Sound and Singing Bowls will be presented Sept. Sept. 29, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/ or 812-933-6437.
Jake Speed and the Freddies will perform Americana, folk and ragtime tunes Sept. 29, noon, Liberty Park. This is part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library’s After Hours Concert Series. Free. Info: 812-934-4706 or ebatesville.com/after
Tuesday, Oct. 1
On Oct. 1, 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 Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., Knights hall.
Wednesday, Oct. 2
Oldenburg Academy’s Students in Sports booster club meets the first Wednesday of the month, including Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m., OA student lounge.
Thursday, Oct. 3
The Red Hat Belles will carpool to Simmons Winery, Columbus, Oct. 9, for lunch at noon. RSVP by Oct. 3: 812-934-3484 or 812-934-2099.
Thu.-Sat., Oct. 3-5
The St. John’s United Church of Christ, Huntersville, annual rummage sale is Oct. 3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Oct. 4, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Oct. 5, 8 a.m.-noon, old school house on Columbus Avenue. Saturday is $1.50 a bag day. Info: 812-663-7422.
Friday, Oct. 4
The Batesville Beautification League will meet Oct. 4, noon, The Sherman.
The Oldenburg Knights of St. John will host a cookout featuring ribeye sandwiches Oct. 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Village Store, Oldenburg.
Fri.-Sat., Oct. 4-5
On Oct. 4-5, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Friends of the Library Book Sale, 9 a.m-4 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Oktoberfest is Oct. 4, 4 p.m.-midnight; and Oct. 5, 3 p.m.-midnight, St. Leon American Legion Post 464. Food, games, raffle, music, beer garden. Info: 812-623-5874.
Saturday, Oct. 5
A Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast is Oct. 5, 6-10 a.m. Adults, $7; children 6-12, $5; under 6, free. Carryouts available. Info: Paul Deal, 812-934-4195.
Sunday, Oct. 6
The Holy Family Church, Oldenburg, Festival is Oct. 6. Chicken and roast beef dinners served 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Raffles, games, basket booth, silent auction, country store.
The Creekside Church (formerly Klemme’s Corner United Church of Christ) Fall Festival is Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 11001 Bossert Road, Brookville. Chicken dinner, hayride to pumpkin patch, kids’ games, crafts, bake sale, silent auction, basket raffle.
The Ripley County CROP (Christian Rural Overseas Program) Walk is Oct. 6, 1:30 p.m., St. Peter’s United Church of Christ (Finks Church), Osgood. Check-in begins at 1 p.m. Proceeds help support local food pantries.
Monday, Oct. 7
On Oct. 7, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a make-and-take Halloween craft, all day while supplies last. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Tuesday, Oct. 8
On Oct. 8, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Going to the Dogs (and Cats) Adoption Fair, 10 a.m.; Elite Game Truck, 1 p.m.; and Knit Night, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet Oct. 8, 7 p.m., post home.
A solo card party is Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John hall.
Wednesday, Oct. 9
On Oct. 9, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will show the family movie “Secret Life of Pets 2,” 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and will host Fall Break Fun: Slimy Science, 2:30 p.m.; and Robo Coders for grades 4-12, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
A card party is held the second and fourth Wednesdays, including Oct. 9, 1-4 p.m., St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.
Thursday, Oct. 10
On Oct. 10, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Paws and Tales Workshop for ages 3-10, 10 a.m.; Coffee, Books & More Adult Book Discussion, 1 p.m.; and Falling for Autumn Celebration adult program, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Friday, Oct. 11
On Oct. 11, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Leap Into Science: Windy Weather for grades 1-5, 10 a.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
The St. Michael’s Festival is Oct. 11, 4 p.m.-midnight; and Oct. 12, noon-midnight, 145 St. Michael’s Boulevard, Brookville. Friday: grillout, live band 90 Proof Twang, 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Saturday: raffle, dine-in and carryout family style chicken dinners, 3-8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 13
St. Mary’s of the Rock annual Turkey Festival is Oct. 13. Meals will be served 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: adults, $12; kids, $6. Carryouts available. Also, country store and kids’ games.
A euchre tournament will be held Oct. 13, 1 p.m., North Dearborn American Legion Post 452, New Alsace. Doors open at noon. Entry fee, $5. Cash payout to the four highest scores. Refreshments available. Info: 812-623-3695.
Monday, Oct. 14
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 Oct. 14, 10-11 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. Info: Pastor Tommy Beatley, 812-584-3546.
Persons caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia are invited to attend a monthly support group Oct. 14, 2-3:30 p.m., Batesville Masonic Lodge, 119 W. Pearl St. Info: Linda Tuttle, 812-569-6130.
Tuesday, Oct. 15
St. Louis Church is sponsoring a community blood draw Oct. 15, noon-5:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus hall. Appointments are encouraged: www.hoxworth.org/groups/stlouiscc or 800-830-1091.
Garden cleanup is the topic at a monthly Library of Seeds Program Oct. 15, 6 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.
On Oct. 15, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the You ART to be Creating adult program, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Wednesday, Oct. 16
On Oct. 16, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Robo Coders for grades 4-12. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
“Franklin County Coverlets and Their Makers” will be presented Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m., Brookville Library. This is part of the Franklin County Public Library District’s Hooked on History Series.