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On Oct. 11, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Leap Into Science: Windy Weather for grades 1-5, 10 a.m. Info: or 812-663-2826.

A benefit hog roast fundraiser for New Point resident Ernie Wilson, who is in need of a double lung transplant, is Oct. 11, 4 p.m.-?, New Point Community Center. There will also be music, auction and raffles. Info: Facebook: Gina N Ernie Wilson.

The movie “Green Book” will be shown Oct. 11, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: or 812-933-6437.

FRI.-SAT., OCT. 11-12

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.

Locals will present the mystery play “The Starlight Sapphire” and a turkey dinner will be served Oct. 11-12, 6 p.m., Napoleon Community Building. Cost: $15. RSVPs required: Pat Hicks, 812-852-4818. Proceeds benefit the winter operation of the Central House, a nonprofit organization run by volunteers promoting the arts and local history.

The Fear Factory haunted house is open every Friday and Saturday in October including Oct. 11-12, 7-10 p.m., RomWeber Marketplace. Cost: $10 for haunted house, $5 for escape room.


Creative Pathways to God will be presented Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45 includes lunch. Info and RSVP: or 812-933-6437.

A Franklin County Humane Society fall shot clinic is Oct. 12, 1-3 p.m., Franklin County fairgrounds 4-H block building at top of hill, Brookville. Dog vaccines: rabies and distemper, $12 each; bordetella, $15. Cat vaccines: rabies, $12; feline four-way, $14. ID microchipping costs $20 and flea and worming treatment prices are based on the pet’s weight. Info: 765-647-1444.

The Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 annual dinner is Oct. 12, 4-7 p.m., corner of Vine and West Pearl streets. Cost: adults, $10; kids 6-12, $5; under 6, free. Carryouts available. Info: 812-934-3144.

A smoked pork chop dinner will be served for the public Oct. 12, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183. Cost: adults, $10; kids 10 and under, $5. Carryouts available.

SAT.-SUN., OCT. 12-13

The Honor our Veterans and Indigenous People event is Oct. 12-13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wolf Creek Habitat, 14099 Wolf Creek Road, Brookville. Admission is free. Info:, 513-312-9143 or


Coffee Talk: Praying With the Universe will be presented Oct. 13, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: or 812-933-6437.

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.


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.


St. Louis Church is sponsoring a community blood draw Oct. 15, noon-5:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus hall. Appointments are encouraged: 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: or 812-663-2826.


The Merchants Affordable Housing Corp. and the Sisters of St. Francis will host an open house to discuss the proposed Olivia Hall project Oct. 16, 4-6 p.m., St. Francis Hall, Oldenburg. MAHC is working to apply for Historic Tax Credits and Rehabilitation Tax Credits to rehab the building into 41 units that will be targeted to low- to moderate-income senior citizens. Representatives will share the proposed plans and tenant selection criteria. There will not be a formal presentation.

On Oct. 16, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Robo Coders for grades 4-12, 6 p.m. Info: 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.


The Ripley County Drug Awareness Coalition will present “Our Legislators’ Perspective on the Substance Abuse Problem in Indiana” Oct. 17, 6 p.m., Southeastern Indiana REMC Center, 712 S. Buckeye St., Osgood. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill Jr., state Sen. Jean Leising, state Reps. Randy Frye and Cindy Ziemke and governor’s office representatives Christopher Creighton and Ethan Lawson will be on the panel.


A Youth MOVE (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) Southeast meeting for persons 14-27 is Oct. 18, 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.

On Oct. 16, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Bats and Boo...ks family program, 6 p.m. Info: or 812-663-2826.


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 Oct. 19, 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 Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-noon, and the fourth Thursday, 4-6 p.m.

The 16th annual St. Charles Harvest Dinner is Oct. 19, 4-7 p.m., 213 W. Ripley St., Milan. Cost: adults, $10; kids ages 5-12, $5; under 5, free. Carryouts available. Also, silent auction on theme baskets, homemade turtle soup. Proceeds help pay for new carpet and vinyl flooring for parish rectory.

A steak fry and dance is Oct. 19, Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271. Social hour, 6-7 p.m., followed by dinner and dance. Info and tickets: John Baumer, 812-216-7710 or Jim Hodges, 812-363-3440. Open to the public.


St. Jacob’s, Blue Creek, annual turkey dinner is Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Carryouts available.


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 Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. Info: 812-689-4427 or 812-756-2560.

Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 3183 will meet Oct. 21, 7 p.m., post home.

The Southeastern Indiana Right to Life will meet Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Info and for location: 812-934-4054 or 812-662-1235.


On Oct. 22, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a make-and-take Halloween ghost, while supplies last; and Halloween cupcake decorating for grades 4-12, 6 p.m. Info: or 812-663-2826.

Ripley County Retired Teachers Association will meet Oct. 22, 5 p.m. at the Osgood Town Hall. For reservations, call 812-934-2284. To join, call 812-633-9348.

A Think Pink breast cancer awareness event, sponsored by Margaret Mary Health, is Oct. 22, 6 p.m., Sunman American Legion, 412 Eastern Ave. Keynote presentation by Deanna Day Young, appetizers, door prizes. Tickets at $20 per person:, Events section; or Meg Applegate, 812-933-5257. Proceeds benefit the Margaret Mary Health Foundation Cancer Fund.


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 Oct. 23, 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 Oct. 23, 1-4 p.m., St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Morris, lower hall.

“Remember When ... Storytime,” a monthly adult storytelling program, is Oct. 23, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library meeting room. Guests are invited to tell true stories or just listen.


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 Oct. 24, 4-6 p.m.

On Oct. 24, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Pinterest Project of the Month adult program, 1 and 6 p.m.; and Free Build With Legos children’s program, 1 p.m. Info: or 812-663-2826.


Charter Night Celebration and Evening of Magic at Batesville Memorial Public Library, 6:30 p.m. BMPL Magic Club will be awarded a charter in The Society of Young Magicians. Magic acts, refreshments and more. Free to attend.


A Franklin County Humane Society fall shot clinic is Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-noon, Laurel firehouse. Dog vaccines: rabies and distemper, $12 each; Bordetella, $15. Cat vaccines: rabies, $12; feline four-way, $14. ID microchipping costs $20 and flea and worming treatment prices are based on the pet’s weight. Info: 765-647-1444.

Irish band Ceol Mohr will perform Oct. 26, 7-9 p.m., as part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library After Hours Concert Series. The concert is supported by the Batesville Area Arts Council and Friends of the Library.


The New Alsace Conservation Club will host a sausage and pancake breakfast Oct. 27, 7:30 a.m.-noon, New Alsace American Legion. Cost: adults, $10; kids under 10, $4; kids under 3, free.

The St. Louis Super Sunday Bingo is Oct. 27, 17 E. St. Louis Place, Batesville. Doors open at 11 a.m. Early bird games begin at 1 p.m. Cost: $45 includes paper games, door prizes, raffle ticket and meal. To register: or 812-93-BINGO. All proceeds benefit St. Louis School.


The Batesville Adoptive Parent Support Group meets on the fourth Monday, including Oct. 28, 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

On Oct. 28, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the library board of trustees meeting, 4 p.m.; and Human Trafficking 101 adult program, 6 p.m. Info: or 812-663-2826.

Franklin County children may audition for roles of eight Angels and six Dancing Candy Canes for a Franklin County Arts Council production of “The Nutcracker Ballet Act II and Other Works” with the St. Louis Ballet Co. Auditions are Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m., Franklin County High School auditorium. Rehearsals are Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 24, 1-3 p.m.; and Dec. 6, after school. The performance is Dec. 7, 7 p.m. Info: Patti Wilhelm, 765-309-1473.


The Batesville Beautification League will meet Nov. 1, noon, The Sherman.


Large trash items will be picked up from Batesville residences with Rumpke garbage collection Nov. 2. 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:

A Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast is Nov. 2, 6-10 a.m. Adults, $7; children 6-12, $5; under 6, free. Carryouts available. Info: Paul Deal, 812-934-4195.


The 48th annual Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Holiday Bazaar is Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Batesville Primary School. Free admission. Proceeds go to charities and toward financial assistance to high school graduates for college expenses. Info:


The Batesville Knights of St. John Commandery 243 will meet Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m., Knights hall.


The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Indiana Chapter 0813 meeting is Nov. 6, 11 a.m., Elks Lodge, 223 E. Third St., Rushville.

Oldenburg Academy’s Students in Sports booster club meets the first Wednesday of the month, including Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m., OA student lounge.


The 56th annual Batesville United Methodist Church Turkey Dinner is Nov. 9, 4-6:30 p.m. Meals are served carryout style with seating available for those wishing to eat at the church. Info: 812-934-3137.

A Pink Pajama Party is Nov. 9, 7-11 p.m., Brookville Volunteer Fire Department and Schilling Center, 900 Mill St., Brookville. Proceeds will be given to area residents with breast cancer for expenses. Spa services, basket raffle, quarter auction, food, vendor booths. Tickets at $20 in advance: Kirshell Lovins, 765-265-8734 or; and $25 at the door. To schedule mammograms for uninsured or underinsured: 859-655-7400.