Please submit news for Activities to diane.raver@batesvilleheraldtribune.com. 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 2

Margaret Mary Health, in conjunction with Hoxworth Blood Center, will host a blood drive April 2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., donor bus outside the hospital. A photo ID is required and donors are encouraged to eat a meal and drink plenty of water before donating. To schedule an appointment: 800-830-1091 or www.hoxworth.org/groups/margaretmary.

On April 2, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the History Book and Film Club, 3 and 7 p.m.; YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m.; and Chautauqua speaker – photographer/videographer Scot Miller, 7 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

The Batesville Knights of St. John Commandery 243 will meet April 2, 7:30 p.m., Knights hall.

April 2 and 4-5

The Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corp. will hold its kindergarten registration April 2, Sunman Elementary School, 812-623-2235, Ext. 15903; April 4, North Dearborn Elementary School, 812-576-1900, Ext. 16903; and April 5, Bright Elementary School, 812-637-4600, Ext. 14903. Students must be 5 by Aug. 1 to enter kindergarten. Parents/guardians should call the school office to make an appointment. The child must be present at the registration, and parents/guardians should also bring the child's birth certificate, immunization record and preregistration form, which can be found of the school's website.

Wednesday, April 3

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Indiana Chapter 0813 meeting is April 3, 11 a.m., Elks Lodge, 223 E. Third St., Rushville.

Contemplative Prayer will be presented April 3, 3-4:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.

On April 3, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m.; and Chautauqua speaker – Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Allen Lynch, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

Oldenburg Academy's Students in Sports booster club meets the first Wednesday of the month, including April 3, 6:30 p.m., OA student lounge.

Thursday, April 4

Kindergarten and preschool registration for full-day classes is April 4, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Milan Elementary School. Kindergarten students must be 5 and preschool students must be 4 on or before Aug. 1. Each family should bring the child’s birth certificate and immunization record. To register for sessions offered each half hour: 812-654-2922.

On April 4, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

The Red Hat Ladies will have a luncheon April 10, noon, The Brau Haus, Oldenburg. RSVP by April 4: 812-934-3484 or 812-934-2099.

Thu.-Sat., April 4-6

The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Friends of the Library book sale April 4, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; April 5, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; and April 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

Friday, April 5

The Batesville Beautification League will meet April 5, noon, The Sherman.

Frank, Mitch and Gemma will entertain at First Friday Music April 5, 7-8:30 p.m., Amack’s Well.

Attendees will learn about the American Indian and European history of Ripley County when Ball State University archaeologists discuss Versailles State Park survey findings April 5, 7 p.m., VSP recreation building.

Fri.-Sat., April 5-6

The Sunman-Dearborn Middle School Music Department will present "The Big Bad Musical" April 5-6, 7 p.m., East Central High School Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost: adults, $5; students and senior citizens, $3.

Saturday, April 6

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

A kick-off for the Authors and Activist Society, a book club started by Tory Flynn in conjunction with Safe Place Sexual Assault Center: A Division of Safe Passage Inc., is April 6, 9-11 a.m., Amack's Well. The book club will meet once a month at 6:30 p.m. at Amack's Well. Book topics include women, religion, sexual assault, advocacy and activism. Info or to sign up for the book club: 812-363-6133 or choosingvictory@safepassageinc.org. Space is limited.

Safe Sitter Training will be offered April 6, 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, kmoore@siymca.org.

Women's Day: Women of Light will be presented April 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $50 each/two for $90 includes lunch. Info: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.

An Autism Awareness Picnic is April 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Disability & Autism Services of Indiana, 1314 N. Liberty Circle W., Greensburg. The event includes a lunch, bounce houses, face painting, games, crafts. Families can learn about steps to take to pursue an autism diagnosis, applied behavior analysis therapy and how to enroll in services, how to become a registered behavior technician and additional resources.

The St. Maurice Catholic Church smorgasbord is April 6, 4-7:30 p.m., 8874 N. Harrison St., Napoleon. Cost: adults, $10; kids ages 6-12, $5; kids 5 and under, free; carryouts, $10.50.

A chicken and beef supper is April 6, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Crossroads. Cost: eat in, freewill offering; carryouts – adults, $10; kids under 10, $5.

A Name That Tune music game that benefits Safe Passage is April 13, Izzy's at Hillcrest. A pasta bar dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with the game following about an hour later. Teams of up to six can compete together. Smaller groups will be paired. Tickets are $25. To RSVP by April 6: 812 932-4999.

Sunday, April 7

A euchre tournament will be held April 7, 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, April 8

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 April 8, 10-11 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. Info: Pastor Tommy Beatley, 812-584-3546.

"Annie Jr." mandatory audition information sessions are April 8, 4 and 6 p.m., Third Place second floor back room, 734 Main St., Brookville. A parent or guardian is required to attend with each K-12 student, who must be a Franklin County resident or attend a county school. Auditions by appointment are there April 15, 4-7 p.m. Franklin County Children’s Theatre will present "Annie Jr." June 22-23. Info: fcchildrenstheatre@gmail.com or 765-432-6685.

On April 8, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

Tuesday, April 9

Lunch & Learn: Sacred Self-Care will be presented April 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20 includes lunch. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.

On April 9, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m.; A Purrfect way to Recycle – It's the Cat's Meow recycling craft, 6 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 April 9, 7 p.m., post home.

A solo card party is April 9 7:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John hall.

Wednesday, April 10

Portfolio Risk 101, first in a free four-part financial series with lunch offered by Giesting Financial, is April 10, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. To register: ebatesville.com, click on calendar and event.

On April 10, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

Thursday, April 11

On April 11, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Coffee, Books and More adult book discussion, 1 p.m.; and YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

"Annie Jr." audition preparation sessions are April 11, 4 and 6 p.m., Third Place second floor back room, 734 Main St., Brookville. Students will learn a song and dance as well as prepare lines. Each K-12 student must be a Franklin County resident or attend a county school. Auditions by appointment are there April 15, 4-7 p.m. Franklin County Children’s Theatre will present "Annie Jr." June 22-23. Info: fcchildrenstheatre@gmail.com or 765-432-6685.

Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 3183 will meet April 11, 7 p.m., post home.

Friday, April 12

The New Point Community Volunteer Fire Department will have a fish fry April 12, 5-8 p.m.

Fri.-Sat., April 12-13

The Batesville High School Drama Club and Music Department will present "Grease: School Version" April 12-13, 7 p.m., BHS auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased at the door.

Saturday, April 13

On April 13, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Battle of the Books, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

The Austin Rohrig Endowment Dinner & Dance is April 13, Milan Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Doors open at 5 p.m. Cost: $7 per person or $20 per family. Food, music, auction, raffle, door prizes. Proceeds benefit sudden infant death syndrome research and local scholarships and youth programs.

R.J. Spangler and his quartet, featuring T-Bone Paxton, will perform jazz and blues tunes as part of the Batesville Memorial Public Library's After Hours Concert Series April 13, 7 p.m. Free. Info: 812-934-4706 or ebatesville.com/after

Sunday, April 14

The New Alsace Conservation Club Sausage and Pancake Breakfast is April 14, 7:30 a.m.-noon, New Alsace Conservation Club. Cost: adults, $9; kids under 10, $4; under 3, free.

A variety stillboard shoot is April 14, noon, St. Nicholas Church, Sunman. Shells provided. Lunch available. Proceeds benefit St. Nicholas School.

The Project T3 (Totes for Tots and Teens) Coin Paddle Auction is April 14, 2 p.m., Batesville Knights of Columbus Hall. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets at $15 are available at Lisa’s Sew & Tux and Joan’s T-Shirt Printing. Tickets and details: Lisa Haessig, 812-934-2585 or projectt3@hotmail.com. Info: www.projectt3.com.

Monday, April 15

People Assisting Animals in Need is offering a low-cost spay and neuter clinic April 15. 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 April 15, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. Info: 812-689-4427 or 812-756-2560.

Auditions by appointment for the Franklin County Children’s Theatre musical "Annie Jr." are April 15, 4-7 p.m., Third Place second floor back room, 734 Main St., Brookville. The production is June 22-23. Info: fcchildrenstheatre@gmail.com or 765-432-6685.

On April 15, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

Tuesday, April 16

On April 16, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host make-and-take Tuesday – Easter craft, all day while supplies last; YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m.; and You ART to be Creating – sculpey bugs for your planter adult program, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

April 17-18 and 22

On April 17-18 and 22, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

Thu.-Sun., April 18-21

A Holy Week retreat will be presented April 18-21, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $350. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.

Friday, April 19

A Youth MOVE (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) Southeast meeting for persons 14-27 is April 19, 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, April 20

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 April 20, 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 April 20, 10 a.m.-noon, and the fourth Thursday, 4-6 p.m.

Monday, April 22

The Batesville Adoption Support Group for adoptive parents meets on the fourth Monday, including April 22, 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.

Tuesday, April 23

On April 23, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m.; and spring umbrella decorating for grades 4-12, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

Wednesday, April 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 April 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 April 24, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library meeting room. Guests are invited to tell true stories or just listen.

On April 24, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

Thursday, April 25

On April 25, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Pinterest Project of the Month – wooden spoon plant pokes, 1 and 6 p.m.; and YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 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 April 25, 4-6 p.m.

Friday, April 26

Movie Night: "Leave no Trace" will be presented April 26, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.

Saturday, April 27

Shadow Retrieval Work: What Does Your Shadow Project? will be presented April 27, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45-$65 includes lunch. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.

The Southeast Indiana Youth Orchestra spring concert is April 27, 7 p.m., Greendale Baptist Church. Free.

Sunday, April 28

Coffee Talk: Mother Marianne Cope will be presented April 28, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.

Monday, April 29

On April 29, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the YMCA Dinner Program for ages 18 and under, 5 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

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.

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