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.
Volunteers are needed to fill Project T3 (Totes for Tots and Teens) backpacks with school supplies for disadvantaged children July 23 and 25. To sign up for specific times: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094AACAF2EA6F58-20194. Drivers also are needed to deliver the backpacks July 22-26. To volunteer: Lisa Haessig, email@example.com. Info: Project T3 backpack chairperson Joan Haessig, 812-932-2616.
Wednesday, July 24
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 July 24, 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 July 24, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library meeting room. Guests are invited to tell true stories or just listen.
On July 24, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Indiana's 2019 Legislative Update with Prosecutor Nathan Harter, 5:30 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Thursday, July 25
On July 25, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a make-and-take craft – back-to-school craft, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. while supplies last; and Pinterest Project of the Month, 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 July 25, 4-6 p.m.
Kids in grades 3-8 can make galaxy bath bombs July 25, 11 a.m.-noon or 1-2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library annex. Limited space available. RSVPs required: https://ebatesville.com/summer-reading-program/ and click on the program or call 812-934-4706.
"Professor Steve's Space & Flight Show" is July 25, 2-3 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library meeting room. Limited space available. RSVPs required: https://ebatesville.com/summer-reading-program/ and click on the program or call 812-934-4706.
Batesville Memorial Public Library trustees will meet July 25, 5 p.m., library.
Coffee With CASA, a community information meeting for prospective Court-Appointed Special Advocates, is July 25, 5-7 p.m., Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St. More Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children volunteers are needed to serve abused children in Ripley and Jefferson counties. Info: www.voicesforchildren.net; 812-599-2630 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Walk to end Alzheimer's is Aug. 24, Liberty Park. A kickoff party for the event is July 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Brau Haus, Oldenburg. Info: ALZ.org/walk
The Grate Groan-Up Spelling Bee open to anyone 18 years and up is July 25, 6:30 p.m., Brookville Library, 919 Main St. To register as a competitor: 765-647-4031.
The annual Gary Wintz travel presentation is July 25, 6:30 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. The Batesville native's 21st anniversary presentation will include a special reflection on his favorite places in the world. His brother, Father Jack Wintz, OFM, and Franciscan author Father Murray Bodo, OFM, will also be in attendance.
Thu.-Sat., July 25-27
The annual Church on the Rock Used Book Sale is July 25-26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and July 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 407 N. Township Line Road, Batesville. Prices for books, CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes range from 25 cents to $1. Proceeds will be donated to the Ministry Vision Fund. Info: 812-934-5192.
Friday, July 26
A Youth MOVE (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) Pool Party is July 26, noon-6 p.m., Allen Memorial Pool, 809 S. County Road 200 W., Greensburg. RSVP: text 812-614-5086 or 812-593-4078 to receive an all-day pass. Bring food for a pitch-in lunch at park Shelter 5 at 2:30 p.m. Drinks, meats and chips provided.
The New Point Volunteer Fire Department annual picnic is July 26, 5-8 p.m., 1895 S. County Road 822 E., Greensburg. Fried chicken dinners (cost: whole chicken, $11; adults, $10; kids 10 and under, $5), face painting, dunk tank, raffle (tickets are $1 each or six for $5).
Acoustic Final Friday, sponsored by the Woodsongs SongFarmer Music Club, is July 26, signup 6:30 p.m., music 7 p.m., Back Porch Stage on Lovers Lane or, if poor weather, Metamora Opry Barn, 19189 Pennington Road. Food is available for purchase from the Metamora Lions Club. Info: https://www.metamorampa.org.
The Margaret Mary Health Foundation Golf Outing is Aug. 8, 11 a.m. registration, noon shotgun start, Hillcrest Golf and Country Club. Fees: individual, $150; four-person team, $700; dinner only, $40. To register by July 26: https://www.mmhealth.org/golf-outing-19/; or Brenda Benning, 812-933-5218 or email@example.com.
Fri.-Sun., July 26-28
The 32nd annual Holy Family Church Rummage Sale is July 26, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; July 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; and July 28, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Holy Family School, Oldenburg. On Saturday, all clothing and miscellaneous is half price, and Sunday is $2 a bag.
Saturday, July 27
The movie "The Martian," will be shown free July 27, 1 p.m., Damm Theater, 117 N. Buckeye St., Osgood, as part of Ripley County Reads: One Giant Leap, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
Highlighter 2019 is July 27, 5-8 p.m., Church on Fire Batesville. Free school supplies will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis to any student entering kindergarten through eighth grade. Also, free inflatables, games, face painting, food.
The St. John's United Church of Christ, Huntersville, annual church picnic is July 27. Homemade ice cream, mock turtle soup and roast beef served 5-8 p.m., church basement. Also, kids' games, Eureka Band performance, homemade pie auction, pie eating contest.
Persons can view the stars through a powerful telescope July 27, 8-10 p.m., Versailles State Park. There is a park admission fee. Info: 812-689-6424 or www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2963.htm
Sunday, July 28
An ice cream social hosted by the Ladies Aid of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Osgood, is July 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m. There will also be sandwiches, vegetables, chips, drinks and homemade cobbler. Freewill offering.
Tuesday, July 30
On July 30, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a library board of trustees meeting, 4 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Wednesday, July 31
An informational meeting for Batesville Primary School parents about school-based telehealth services is July 31, 6:30 p.m., cafeteria.
The deadline to register as a Girls on the Run of Margaret Mary Health volunteer coach is July 31. Teams meet after school in Ripley, Decatur and Franklin counties twice a week for 75 minutes. Volunteers, who must be at least 16, may be male or female and do not need to be runners. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-933-5482. To register: https://www.raceplanner.com/volunteer/signup/ZYV85OYJP6MWFRJ
Thursday, Aug. 1
Aug. 1, noon, is the deadline for an individual to file a declaration of candidacy with the circuit court clerk to be a nominee of the Democratic, Libertarian or Republican Party at a town convention for offices in Oldenburg, Laurel, Mount Carmel, Cedar Grove, Sunman and Napoleon, towns of less than 3,500. Info: Franklin Circuit Court Clerk Neysa Raible, email@example.com or 765-647-5111, Ext. 3; Ripley County Clerk Ginger Bradford, 812-689-4783 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to order engraved pavers at the Batesville High School patio is Aug. 1: https://batesvilleeducationfoundation.org or 812-934-2194. There are three sizes for the Batesville Community Education Foundation fundraiser: 4 by 8 inches, three lines, $75; 8 by 8 inches, 6 lines, $150; and 8 by 8 inches with a blue bulldog, 4 lines, $500.
Friday, Aug. 2
The Batesville Beautification League will meet Aug. 2, noon, The Sherman.
Saturday, Aug. 3
Large trash items will be picked up from Batesville residences with Rumpke garbage collection Aug. 3. 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 Aug. 3, 6-10 a.m. Adults, $7; children 6-12, $5; under 6, free. Carryouts available. Info: Paul Deal, 812-934-4195.
VFW Day is Aug. 3, Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183. Fried chicken dinner, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: adults, $10; kids 10 and under, $5. Carryouts available. Music by Farley Wright, 5-8 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 5
The Batesville Area Historical Society Antiques Road Show is Aug. 13, 5 p.m., The Sherman. Local expert John Schoettelkotte will share insights and knowledge and antiques brought to the program. The dinner cost is $15 for members and $18 for nonmembers. To RSVP by Aug. 5: Carolyn Dieckmann, 812-212-9832 or 812-934-3266.
Tuesday, Aug. 6
A community blood drive is Aug. 6, 12:30-6 p.m., St. Maurice Catholic Church, Napoleon. To schedule appointments: Arlene Gehl, 812-852-4394; Hoxworth, 800-830-1091; or www.hoxworth.org/groups/napoleon
On Aug. 6, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Historical Book and Film Club, 3 and 7 p.m., and Movie Night – "They Shall not Grow Old," 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
The Batesville Knights of St. John Commandery 243 will meet Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m., Knights hall.
Wednesday, Aug. 7
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Indiana Chapter 0813 meeting is Aug. 7, 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 Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m., OA student lounge.
The Red Hat Ladies will have a meeting and luncheon Aug. 14, 11 a.m., Pearl Street Pub, Oldenburg. RSVP by Aug. 7: 812-934-3484 or 812-934-2099.
Thursday, Aug. 8
On Aug. 8, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Coffee, Books & More adult book discussion, 1 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Monday, Aug. 12
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 Aug. 12, 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 Aug. 12, 2-3:30 p.m., Batesville Masonic Lodge, 119 W. Pearl St. Info: Linda Tuttle, 812-569-6130.
Tuesday, Aug. 13
A book discussion of "The Martian" by Andy Weir, the story of Mark Watney, an astronaut stranded alone on Mars, will be led by Nancy Durham Aug. 13, 6 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library, as part of Ripley County Reads: One Giant Leap, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Info: Terri Trowbridge, email@example.com or 812-689-7431.
On Aug. 13, 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 Aug. 13, 7 p.m., post home.
Thursday, Aug. 15
Ripley County Prosecutor Ric Hertel and Deputy Prosecutor Shane Tucker will speak at the Ripley County Drug Awareness Coalition lunch and learn session Aug. 15, 11:30 a.m., Osgood Town Hall, 147 W. Ripley St. To RSVP: https://bit.ly/2RVtWxN
Friday, Aug. 16
A Youth MOVE (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) Southeast meeting for persons 14-27 is Aug. 16, 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.
A Trivia Night and Southeastern Indiana YMCA Annual Campaign Kick-off is Aug. 19, 5:30 p.m. meal, 6 p.m. game, Izzy’s at Hillcrest. Tickets, which include meals, cost $25 per person or $150 for a table of six. To purchase your tickets by Aug. 16: stop by the Y, 812-934-6006 or siymca.org.
Saturday, Aug. 17
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 Aug. 17, 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 Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-noon, and the fourth Thursday, 4-6 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 18
The St. Nicholas Annual Church Picnic is Aug. 18. All-you-can-eat chicken or roast beef dinners served 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Carryouts available until 6 p.m. Also, turtle soup, games.
On Aug. 18, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Billy Yank, common soldier for the Union, homecoming luncheon, noon. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
A euchre tournament will be held Aug. 18, 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, Aug. 19
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 Aug. 19, 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 Aug. 19, 7 p.m., post home.
Tuesday, Aug. 20
On Aug. 20, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host make-and-take Tuesday – vacation photo holder, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. while supplies last; and You ART to be Creating, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
A Space Poetry Slam interactive discussion for ages 13 and up facilitated by Adam Henze is Aug. 20, 12:30 p.m., Tyson Public Library, as part of Ripley County Reads: One Giant Leap, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Henze is the director of a poetry writing and performance camp for high school youth.
Fall gardening is the topic at a monthly Library of Seeds Program Aug. 20, 6 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library.
Wednesday, Aug. 21
"The 10 Most Endangered Landmarks in Indiana and the Valley House, an Endangered Landmarks Success Story" will be presented Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m., Brookville Library. This is part of the Franklin County Public Library District's Hooked on History Series.
People Assisting Animals In Need is teaming up with Ohio Alley Cat Rescue (OAR) on low-cost spaying and neutering Aug. 21. Prices: surgery (including rabies vaccine if not current), $50; FeLV/FIV test or microchip, $20; FVRCP or FeLV vaccine, $15; Revolution for fleas and ear mites or Cestaject for tapeworms, $10; Strongid for roundworms, $5. To sign up: Sue Hahn, 812-614-1852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Aug. 22
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 Aug. 22, 4-6 p.m.
On Aug. 22, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Pinterest Project of the Month, 1 and 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.