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TUESDAY, OCT. 1

Margaret Mary Health, in conjunction with Hoxworth Blood Center, is hosting a blood drive Oct. 1, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., bus outside hospital. To schedule an appointment: 800-830-1091 or www.hoxworth.org/groups/margaretmary.

Work Batesville!, a career fair sponsored by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, city and Rotary Club of Batesville, is Oct. 1, 2-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus hall. All ages, experience levels and industries are encouraged to participate in the free event. Attendees should bring resumes and dress professionally as on-site interviews could be conducted. Info: 812-934-3101 or chamber@batesvillein.com.

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

Contemplative Prayer will be presented Oct. 2, 3-4:30 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/ or 812-933-6437.

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.

WED.-THU., OCT. 2-3

Auditions/sign-ups for the Boar’s Head Festival will be Oct. 2-3, 6-8 p.m., Holy Family Church, Oldenburg. There are several speaking parts and many non-speaking parts. Solo auditions (four actor solos, including one child, and five choir solos) will be Oct. 3, 6-8 p.m. there. All ages welcome. The Boar’s Head Festival is Dec. 6-7. Info: Facebook: Boar’s Head Festival or Regina Siefert, 812-212-0789.

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

The St. Maurice Catholic Church, Napoleon, fall rummage sale is Oct. 4, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Oct. 5, 8 a.m.-noon, parish hall. Saturday is $2 a bag day.

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

Batesville Knights of St. John Commandery 243 will sponsor a breakfast Oct. 6, 7:30-11:30 a.m., 111 Vine St., Batesville. Freewill offering. All proceeds go to the Knights Scholarship Fund for St. Louis School.

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

A Day of Quiet Renewal will be presented Oct. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Cost: $20-$70 includes lunch. Info and RSVP: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/ or 812-933-6437.

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.

A Franklin County Health Department flu vaccination clinic is Oct. 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Laurel Library. The cost for a regular flu shot is $25. Several types of insurance are accepted. An insurance card is required at the time of vaccination. Flu vaccines for children 6 months through 18 years who are uninsured or on Medicaid are available. Info: 765-647-4322.

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 blood drive in support of Emily Prifogle is Oct. 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunman American Legion Post 337, 412 Eastern Ave., Sunman. It is hosted by the Sunman American Legion and St. John’s United Church of Christ, Penntown. To schedule appointments: Steve Todd, 812-209-9195, or Hoxworth Blood Center, 800-830-1091.

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 movie “Green Book” will be shown Oct. 11, 6:30-9 p.m., Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/ 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.

SATURDAY, OCT. 12

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: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/ or 812-933-6437.

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.

SUNDAY, OCT. 13

Coffee Talk: Praying With the Universe will be presented Oct. 13, 10:45 a.m.-noon, Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Freewill donation. Info: www.oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/ 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.

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.

FRIDAY, OCT. 18

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: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

SATURDAY, OCT. 19

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: 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 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.

MONDAY, OCT. 21

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.

TUESDSAY, OCT. 22

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: www.greensburglibrary.org 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.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23

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.

THURSDAY, OCT. 24

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: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

SATURDAY, OCT. 26

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.

SUNDAY, OCT. 27

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: www.STLBingo.org or 812-93-BINGO. All proceeds benefit St. Louis School.

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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 BJacobs@villages.org.

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: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.