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, July 2

Families can meet children's author Abby Scheiner July 2, 2-3 p.m., Batesville Memorial Public Library. She will read her book “Bear in the Air” along with other works. There will also be a craft for prekindergartners through second-graders. RSVPs required: https://ebatesville.com/summer-reading-program/ and click on the program or call 812-934-4706.

On July 2, 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.

Wednesday, July 3

The free family movie "The Grinch" will be shown July 3, 10 a.m., Gibson Theatre.

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

An ice cream social is July 3, from 4-7 p.m., Milan Baptist Church.

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

The movie "Independence Day" will be shown free July 3, 7 p.m., Gibson Theatre, as part of Ripley County Reads: One Giant Leap, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Thursday, July 4

A Milan United Methodist Church breakfast is July 4, 7-9 a.m.

The Milan Lions Club Fourth of July Parade begins at 10 a.m., Main Street, after 8 a.m. registration by the Milan High School tennis courts. Grand marshals will be Greg and Jeff Holt.

Fireworks sponsored by several groups and businesses will light up the sky in Milan at dusk. Persons may watch from Daren Baker Memorial Park or the golf course.

Friday, July 5

The Ripley County Chamber of Commerce holiday event with the theme "United we Stand" is July 5, 5-10 p.m., Ripley County Fairgrounds Park, Osgood. Food booths, flea market and crafters. Keith Swinney Band will play at 7 p.m. with fireworks at dusk. To reserve free booth space: 812-689-6654 or ripleycc@ripleycountychamber.org.

The Eureka Band will present a concert July 5, 8-9 p.m., Liberty Park Bandstand. Please bring blankets or lawn chairs as seating is limited. Free.

The Red Hat Ladies will have lunch at Simmons Winery, Columbus, July 10. They will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Cross County Plaza to carpool to the winery. RSVP by July 5: 812-934-3484 or 812-934-2099.

Saturday, July 6

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

The Jaylynn Strong Blood Drive is July 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Rebecca Park,115 N. County Road 80 N.E., Greensburg. Also, car show, bake sale, raffles, children’s games, bingo and live performances by the Dusty Road Band. The event benefits Jaylynn Mozingo, 8, who is fighting leukemia and living with cerebral palsy and a rare brain dysfunction.

The Metamora Volunteer Fire Department firemen's fest is July 6, 4-11 p.m., fire station. Grilled food, kids' activities, beer garden, 6 p.m. parade, live band, 10 p.m. fireworks show.

The Indianapolis Symphony will present its "Star-Spangled Symphony," with a fireworks finale, July 6, 8 p.m., Bill Gillespie Soccer Park, 922 Delaware Road. Gates open at 5 p.m. Free. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Refreshments available. Info: www.batesvilleindiana.us/BatesvilleISO

Fireworks will be presented July 6, 10 p.m., Versailles State Park. Persons can enter the park for free 7-10 p.m.

Sunday, July 7

A freewill donation breakfast fundraiser for Jessica Hooten is July 7, 7 a.m.-noon, Holy Family Catholic Church cafeteria. After a car accident in May, Hooten has had several extensive surgeries and will require more. Proceeds will go to the family.

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

On July 8, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Family Movie Monday – "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," 1 p.m.; and "First Man," 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

Persons caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia are invited to attend a monthly support group July 8, 2-3:30 p.m., Batesville Masonic Lodge, 119 W. Pearl St. Info: Linda Tuttle, 812-569-6130.

Mon.-Sat., July 8-13

The Batesville Area Arts Council presents the annual Prairie Fire Children's Theatre Camp open to youth 8-18 July 8-12, 12:30-4:45 p.m., Batesville High School auditorium. Tryouts for "Robin Hood" will be Monday. Shows will be July 12, 7 p.m., and July 13, 2 p.m. The camp is free to current BAAC members or $25 for all children in a family. To register online: https://www.baacindiana.org/events. Info: executive director Sarah Heppner, 812-933-0355 or admin@baacindiana.org.

From July 8-13, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will the Friends of the Library book sale. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

Tuesday, July 9

Silly Safaris – "Aliens: Really Weird Animals" will be presented July 9, 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 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.

On July 9, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Knit Night, 6 p.m., and the end of summer reading pool party, 7 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 will meet July 9, 7 p.m., post home.

Wednesday, July 10

The free family movie "Wonder Park" will be shown July 10, 10 a.m., Gibson Theatre.

Thursday, July 11

On July 11, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a make-and-take craft – planet spiral, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. while supplies last; hot glue canvas painting teen program, 1 p.m.; Coffee, Books & More adult book discussion, 1 p.m.; and fairy garden in a tea cup, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

Kids in grades 3-8 can make galaxy night lights July 11, 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.

A Food and Growers Association gathering open to all is July 11, 5:30-6:45 p.m., hickory nut milk interactive workshop or hike to creek; 7-8 p.m., dinner; 8-9:30 p.m., campfire s’mores, fishing in the pond, possible second hike, David and Betty Lou Walsman’s barn home, Oldenburg. Please bring a homemade dish to share, prepared with local foods when possible. To RSVP and get directions: svdecadedance@gmail.com or 812-934-3107.

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

Friday, July 12

The Batesville Beautification League will meet July 12, noon, The Sherman.

The Eureka Band will present a concert July 12, 8-9 p.m., Liberty Park Bandstand. Please bring blankets or lawn chairs as seating is limited. Free.

Saturday, July 13

The Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association board will raffle an acoustic guitar signed by Whiskey City Summer Fest artists at the fest July 13, 3-10:30 p.m., Lawrenceburg Civic Park, 50 Short St. Free contest signup at event. No purchase is necessary, but the winner must be present. Texas blues/rock musician Delbert McClinton, Pure Grain, The Renegades and Cajun band Robin Lacy & DeZydeco will perform at the free show.

Sunday, July 14

A euchre tournament will be held July 14, 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, July 15

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 July 15, 9 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7 p.m. Info: 812-689-4427 or 812-756-2560.

July 15 and July 17

Auditions for the Batesville Area Arts Council fall play, “Things my Mother Taught Me,” are July 15 and July 17, 7-9 p.m., Meyers building, 500 W. Pearl St., Batesville. Two actors in their late 20s and four in their 50s or 60s are needed. Info and to schedule an audition time: director Regina Siefert, 812-212-0789.

Tuesday, July 16

On July 16, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host Cook the Book Cookbook Club, 6 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271 will meet July 16, post home, 2899 E. Legion Road, Batesville. Fellowship, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; meeting, 7:30 p.m. New members welcome.

Wednesday, July 17

The free family movie "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" will be shown July 17, 10 a.m., Gibson Theatre.

"Breweries and Distilleries in Franklin County" will be presented July 17, 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 July 17. Also, 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 dshahn4@frontier.com.

Thursday, July 18

On July 18, the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library will host a make-and-take craft – space scene, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. while supplies last; Out of This World Science for grades 1-5, 10 a.m.; Teen Advisory board meeting, 12:30 p.m.; and canvas drawstring backpack painting, 1 p.m. Info: www.greensburglibrary.org or 812-663-2826.

Kids in grades 3-8 can make a galaxy potion necklace and tea light holder July 18, 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.

Friday, July 19

A Youth MOVE (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) Southeast meeting for persons 14-27 is July 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.

The Eureka Band will present a concert July 19, 8-9 p.m., Liberty Park Bandstand. Please bring blankets or lawn chairs as seating is limited. Free.

Fri.-Sat., July 19-20

The Napoleon Firemen's annual picnic is July 19-20. Friday: The Renegades, 8 p.m.-midnight; Saturday: kids pedal pull, 8 p.m.; 650 North, 8:30 p.m.-midnight; both days: beer garden, 5 p.m.-1 a.m.; Texas hold' em tournament, 7-11 p.m. ($25 buy in); food; kids' games; bingo; cash raffle. Info: 513-835-5703 or nvfd@nvfd.org

Saturday, July 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 July 20, 10 a.m.-noon. Info: FCMABrookville@gmail.com or 765-647-6183.

"Milan to Mars" is July 20, 3 p.m., Milan Branch Library, as part of Ripley County Reads: One Giant Leap, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Milan High School graduate Micah Johnson works at the Goddard Space Flight Center. Projects include the SAM (Sample Analysis Mars) unit of the Mars Rover.

The Red Life Food Bank, 1112 Main St., Brookville, which serves Franklin County residents, is open the third Saturday including July 20, 10 a.m.-noon, and the fourth Thursday, 4-6 p.m.

Monday, July 22

The Batesville Adoptive Parent Support Group meets on the fourth Monday, including July 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 or BJacobs@villages.org.

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.

Friday, July 26

The Batesville Athletic Boosters will hold the 31st annual Bulldog Open golf tournament, a four-person scramble, July 26, 11 a.m. Hillcrest Country Club. Golfers can sign up as a team of four or individually. Info and to sign up: Wendy Meyer, wendy@southeastern-ins.com or Bertha Hazelwood, bhazelwood@batesville.k12.in.us

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.

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.

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, elections@franklincounty.in.gov or 765-647-5111, Ext. 3; Ripley County Clerk Ginger Bradford, 812-689-4783 or gbradford@ripleycounty.com.

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.