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TUESDAY, FEB. 4
On Feb. 4, 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.
Rose Lounsbury, a minimalist and simplicity coach, TEDxDayton speaker and author of “Less: Minimalism, for Real,” will present “Modern Minimalism: When Less is More” Feb. 4, 6-7:30 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. She will explore how the age-old philosophy that less is more can improve our modern, busy lives.
The Batesville Knights of St. John Commandery 243 will meet Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., Knights hall, 111 S. Vine St.
An exhibition of “Ripley 200: A Bicentennial Project,” a book containing photos and stories about 200 county residents, is Jan. 31-Feb. 7, Batesville Memorial Public Library. Info: Anjali Fong, firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-733-0328.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5
Contemplative Prayer will be presented Feb. 5, 3-4:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
Persons interested in being foster parents can attend an orientation Feb. 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Ripley County Department of Child Services Office, 531 W. U.S. 50, Versailles. To RSVP to ensure there are enough materials: Tammy Britch, 812-689-6295.
THURSDAY, FEB. 6
The Red Hat Ladies will have their luncheon and meeting Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m., Pearl Street Pub, Oldenburg. RSVP by Feb. 6: 812-934-3484 or 812-934-2099.
An Alice in Wonderland Manners Tea is Feb. 6, 3 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. Children will have fun learning all their manners, and they can dress up as their favorite character and enjoy a fantastical “tea” party (juice or punch will be served). RSVP required: https://ebatesville.com/event/alice-in-wonderland-manners-tea/
FRIDAY, FEB. 7
The deadline for filing a declaration of candidacy for nomination as a major party candidate for the May 5 primary election is Feb. 7, noon. The Franklin County Clerk’s Office, 459 Main St., Brookville, is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Info: 765-647-5111, ext. 3. The Ripley County Clerk’s Office, 102 W. 1st N. St., Versailles, is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 812-689-4783.
The Batesville Beautification League will meet Feb. 7, noon, The Sherman.
The Batesville Area Arts Council annual auction with the theme “BAAC to the Future” is Feb. 7, 6 p.m., The Barn at Walhill Farm. Silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, dancing to Endless Summer band. Tickets are $60. Proceeds fund Arts in Education programs at all six Batesville and Oldenburg public and private schools. Info: www.baacindiana.org; executive director Sarah Heppner, email@example.com or 812-933-0355.
The movie “Downton Abbey” will be screened Feb. 7, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
SATURDAY, FEB. 8
Joan of Arc: A Saint for our Time will be presented Feb. 8, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $45 includes lunch. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
A smoked pork chop dinner will be served Feb. 8, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183. Cost: adults, $10; kids 12 and under, $5. Carryouts available.
SUNDAY, FEB. 9
Coffee Talk: Franciscan Spirituality will be presented Feb. 9, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
TUESDAY, FEB. 11
On Feb. 11, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Make-and-Take Tuesday: Valentine’s Day craft in the Children’s Room, all day; and Knit Night, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Ripley County Democrats will meet Feb. 11, Osgood Grub Co. Dinner, 6 p.m. (order off menu); meeting, 7 p.m.
A solo card party is Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John hall.
THURSDAY, FEB. 13
On Feb. 13, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host the Coffee, Books & More adult book discussion, 1 p.m.; and Make a Fleece Hat for grades 4-12, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
SUNDAY, FEB. 16
The Oldenburg Knights of St. John will host a breakfast Feb. 16, 7 a.m.-noon, Holy Family Church cafeteria, Oldenburg. Freewill offering.
A euchre tournament will be held Feb. 16, 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.
MON.-FRI., FEB. 17-21
A free Rural Works! workshop for the unemployed and underemployed to learn how to find better jobs is Feb. 17-21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with an hour off for lunch, United Way of Franklin County office, 518 Main St., Brookville. To register: Carolyn Bunzendahl, 317-383-9316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, FEB. 18
Mayor Mike Bettice will deliver his State of the City address Feb. 18, 6 p.m., Batesville Middle School commons.
On Feb. 18, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Fabric Crafts are SEW Fun! adult program, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.
Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271 members will meet Jan. 18, post home, 2899 E. Legion Road, Batesville. Social hour, 6:30-7:30 followed by meeting. New members welcome.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19
The Local Farmers Mutual Fire and Lightning Insurance Co. will hold its annual meeting Feb. 19, 6 p.m., Finks Church hall, Osgood.
SATURDAY, FEB. 22
On Feb. 22, the New Point Kiwanis Club will host a chili supper, 4-7 p.m., and raffle, 6:30 p.m., New Point Community Center. Cost: adults, $5; kids 12 and under, $2.50.
A Mardi Gras Celebration, hosted by the Daughters of Isabella All Saints Circle 1384, is Feb. 22, 4-7:30 p.m., Holy Family Church cafeteria, Oldenburg. All ages welcome. Freewill offering. All proceeds go to charity.
TUESDAY, FEB. 25
On Feb. 25, 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, FEB. 26
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 Feb. 26, 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 Feb. 26, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library meeting room. Guests are invited to tell true stories or just listen.
A Ripley County Friends of CASA meeting planned by Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children is Feb. 25, 6 p.m., Voices for Children office, RomWeber building, 4 S. Park Ave., Batesville. Enter through the Park Avenue entrance near East Pearl Street; the office is up the stairs. Info: www.voicesforchildren.net or executive director Tonya Ruble-Richter, 812-932-0333 or email@example.com.
THURSDAY, FEB. 27
On Feb. 27, 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.
FEB. 27-MARCH 19
The Lenten Series: Holy Women Visionaries for Today will be presented Thursdays, Feb. 27-March 19, 6:30-8 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. (Feb. 27, Dorothy Day; March 5, Catherine de Houck Doherty; March 12, Sister Madelva Wolff; and March 19, Mirabai Starr) Cost: $15 per session or $55 for all. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
FRIDAY, FEB. 28
A Quiet Day of Renewal will be presented Feb. 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20-$70. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org or 812-933-6437.
Stayin’ Alive, Franklin County’s Local Coordinating Council, is accepting grant applications until noon Feb. 28 for projects and programs that aim to reduce substance abuse problems in the county. Info or to receive an application: www.stayinalive24.org or 765-647-7272.
SUNDAY, MARCH 1
The St. John’s United Church of Christ, Huntersville, Spud, Soup & Salad Luncheon is March 1, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Freewill offering. Proceeds go to the maintenance and upkeep of the 150-year-old one-room schoolhouse.
TUESDAY, MARCH 3
The Batesville Knights of St. John Commandery 243 will meet March 3, 7:30 p.m., Knights hall, 111 S. Vine St.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Indiana Chapter 0813 will meet March 4, 11 a.m., Elks Lodge, 223 E. Third St., Rushville.
Persons interested in being foster parents can attend an orientation March 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Ripley County Department of Child Services Office, 531 W. U.S. 50, Versailles. To RSVP to ensure there are enough materials: Tammy Britch, 812-689-6295.