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.
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.
Safe Passage prevention coordinators will discuss teen dating violence with parents Feb. 25, 5:30 p.m., Amack’s Well, Batesville; and Feb. 28, 4 p.m., Milan Public Library. All are welcome to attend the 45-minute to one-hour sessions. Info: www.safepassageinc.org or toll-free 812-933-1990.
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
“Communicating with Farmers Under Stress,” a Franklin County Purdue Extension program for professionals who work with farmers (i.e. banking, insurance, seed sales, etc.) is Feb. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Brookville Public Library. Info: 765-647-3511.
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.
Safe Passage prevention coordinators will discuss teen dating violence with parents Feb. 28, 4 p.m., Milan Public Library. All are welcome to attend the 45-minute to one-hour session. Info: www.safepassageinc.org or toll-free 812-933-1990.
An Eagle Fire Co. drive-thru fish dinner is Feb. 28, 4-7 p.m., Oldenburg firehouse. The cost is $12 with all proceeds going toward equipment.
The New Point Community Volunteer Fire Department will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry Feb. 28, 5-8 p.m.
FEB. 28-MARCH 1
A synthetic ice skating rink, planned by Batesville Main Street, is open Feb. 28, 5-9 p.m.; Feb. 29, noon-6 p.m.; and March 1, noon-5 p.m., Village Green. Skate rental is $5.
SATURDAY, FEB. 29
Boy Scout Troop 634 is hosting a food drive Feb. 29, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 208 W. Pearl St., Batesville. Donated canned food and personal care items (deodorant, shampoo, etc.) will be given to the Batesville Food Pantry.
Batesville Youth Baseball and Softball online registration for boys and girls 6-16 and Tball registration for 4-year-olds closes March 10: www.batesvilleplex.org. Families needing registration assistance or the ability to pay by cash or check can register Feb. 29, 10 a.m.-noon, Southeastern Indiana YMCA. Practices will begin in early April. Financial assistance is available.
The Batesville High School Singers and Concert Choir shows are Feb. 29, 3 and 7 p.m., BHS auditorium. Show-only tickets at $10 for adults and $5 for students will be available at the door. Proceeds help fund BHS choir programs.
SUNDAY, MARCH 1
An all-you-can-eat whole hog sausage breakfast will be served March 1, 7:30 a.m.-noon, St. Joseph American Legion Post 464, 28866 Post 464 Road, St. Leon. Freewill offering.
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.
The Royal Ball and Pirate Cove will be presented March 1, 12:30-2:30 p.m. or 3:30-5:30 p.m., St. Louis Parish Activity Center. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. They can be purchased through any TriForce Mission Team member, at Joan’s T-shirt Printing, Batesville; FCN Bank, Batesville and Sunman; or Civista Bank, Osgood and Milan; or at TriForceMissionTeam.org/royalball. All proceeds help fund the TriForce Mission Team’s mission trip to East Bank, West Virginia, this summer.
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
St. Louis Catholic School will hold kindergarten registration March 4, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Please visit www.st.louisschool.org and click on “Admissions” to sign up for a time slot.
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.
THURSDAY, MARCH 5
New Horizons Rehabilitation will present a talent show and musical guest March 5, 5-7:30 p.m., Third Place, 734 Main St., Brookville.
The Red Hat Ladies will meet March 11, noon, Crossroads Family Restaurant, Versailles. They will be carpooling and leaving Batesville at 11:15 a.m. RSVP by March 5: 812-934-3484 or 812-934-2099.
THU.-SAT., MARCH 5-7
The Friends of the Batesville Memorial Public Library’s used book and media sale is March 5-7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., library annex, 10 W. Boehringer St. Prices: hardbacks, CDs and DVDs, $1; paperbacks, 50 cents. The $2 a bag special begins Saturday at 3 p.m. Proceeds will help pay for library materials and programs.
FRIDAY, MARCH 6
The Batesville Beautification League will meet March 6, noon, The Sherman.
FRI.-SAT., MARCH 6-7
A doubles pickleball tournament open to all is March 6-7, Southeastern Indiana YMCA. There will be three divisions — mixed doubles (Friday evening), men’s and women’s. The entry fee is $40 per two-person team. To register: www.siymca.org, 812-934-6006 or stop by the Y member service desk. Info: Jacob Garvin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRI.-SUN., MARCH 6-8
A synthetic ice skating rink, planned by Batesville Main Street, is open March 6, 5-9 p.m.; March 7, noon-6 p.m.; and March 8, noon-5 p.m., Village Green. Skate rental is $5.
MARCH 6-7 AND 13-14
A free Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children Court-Appointed Special Advocates training class will be on two consecutive Friday nights and Saturdays, March 6-7 and March 13-14, either Batesville or Madison. Meals provided. Volunteers must be at least 21, pass multiple background checks and have a passion for helping children. Info: www.voicesforchildren.net. To register: executive director Tonya Ruble-Richter, 812-932-0333 or email@example.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 7
A Batesville Masonic Lodge 668 All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast is March 7, 6-10 a.m. Adults, $7; children 6-12, $5; under 6, free. Carryouts available. Info: Paul Deal, 812-934-4195.
The Hounds and Heroes Monte Carlo Night to benefit Bear and Friends Animal Society, a sanctuary for rescued dogs, West Harrison, is March 7, 6-10 p.m., Yeager-Benson American Legion Hall, 10700 Campbell Road, Harrison, Ohio. The event includes casino games, dinner, open bar, silent and live auctions, and music by the Midnight Sound band. To purchase $50 tickets: www.bearandfriends.net.
SUNDAY, MARCH 8
An all-you-can-eat fried chicken dinner is March 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., North Dearborn American Legion Post 452, 25329 Legion Road, New Alsace. Cost: adults, $12; kids ages 3-12, $5. Carryouts available. Info: 812-623-3695 or 812-576-4186.
The St. Louis Super Sunday Bingo is March 8. Doors open at 11 a.m. Cost: $50 includes game cards, door prize ticket, raffle entries plus a fried chicken or pulled pork dinner. Info: 812-93-BINGO or www.stlbingo.org.
TUESDAY, MARCH 10
A solo card party is March 10, 7:30 p.m., Batesville Knights of St. John hall.
Batesville Youth Baseball and Softball online registration for boys and girls 6-16 and Tball registration for 4-year-olds closes March 10: www.batesvilleplex.org. Practices will begin in early April. Financial assistance is available.
THURSDAY, MARCH 12
Batesville Primary School kindergarten registration is March 12, cafeteria and gym. Children must be 5 on or before Aug. 1 to enter kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. There will be 25-minute sessions between 8:15 a.m.-2:35 p.m. and 4:30-7:30 p.m. To schedule: https://bit.ly/2utifXx. If school is cancelled that day, families should attend registration at the same scheduled times March 17. Info: 812-934-4509.
New Horizons Rehabilitation will present Trivia Night & Music March 12, 5-7 p.m., Amack’s Well.
FRIDAY, MARCH 13
The New Point Community Volunteer Fire Department will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry March 13, 5-8 p.m.
SUNDAY, MARCH 22
A euchre tournament will be held March 22, 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.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
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 March 25, 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 March 25, 2 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library meeting room. Guests are invited to tell true stories or just listen.